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Captain Magic  May 20, 2022 • 4:49:38pm

My world has been turned upside down.my mother will be going into assisted living and I have no where to go.

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Patricia Kayden  May 20, 2022 • 4:51:30pm

re: #1 Captain Magic

What’s happening?

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Patricia Kayden  May 20, 2022 • 4:53:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 5:06:05pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 20, 2022 • 5:08:43pm

I wish I had some idea how to convince my knuckle-head dog that it is normal for other dogs to exist, and he doesn’t need to lose his mind like he’s a 14 year old girl meeting Paul McCartney in 1965 every time he sees one.

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A Cranky One  May 20, 2022 • 5:16:15pm

re: #5 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I wish I had some idea how to convince my knuckle-head dog that it is normal for other dogs to exist, and he doesn’t need to lose his mind like he’s a 14 year old girl meeting Paul McCartney in 1965 every time he sees one.

Yah, one of my dogs, named Havoc, goes crazy when he sees other dogs being walked in front of our house.

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Unabogie  May 20, 2022 • 5:17:06pm

Can I use this thread for a general gripe about political discourse on the Left?

Every day, there’s a new outrage from some conservative. They have done something awful, said something awful, committed a crime, demanded that a Democrat be “executed” for something they just made up.

And the response on Twitter is always, “well don’t ask me to vote for Democrats if they don’t DO SOMETHING about this!”

I understand the frustration and I feel it too. But the anger is always directed the wrong way. Not at the people doing bad things, but at the only people standing between us and all-out authoritarianism. And these voices of apathy and despair are winning. They are loud. And they are the voices who will prevail in November when Democrats, as they did in 2016, opt out of the process and let the fascists back in.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 20, 2022 • 5:17:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 5:17:31pm
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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2022 • 5:21:35pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

He is going to prove why wealth, beyond a certain level, is not consistent with civilization.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 20, 2022 • 5:24:02pm

re: #7 Unabogie

My primary gripe with Democrats is that they are constantly bringing a 3-ring binder full of “data” to a switch-blade fight. “When they go low, we go high” was approximately the most counterproductive sentiment in the history of politics. I want elected Democrats to figure out how to use anger and vitriol and go on the attack for once. They are constantly playing defense, and an embarrassingly weak defense at that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2022 • 5:25:33pm

I swear Musk is a breakdown or two away from going full Howard Hughes.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2022 • 5:25:58pm

re: #1 Captain Magic

Are you at risk of isolation, or actual homelessness?

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2022 • 5:26:26pm

re: #7 Unabogie

This is good for outrage. The people blaming Democrats and ginning up rage are rewarded. The Left just won’t admit that they have their own Tucker Carlson counterparts.

Unlike Tucker, none of our shit-stirrers are calling for insurrection. It would be understandable if they did. They’re doing something worse: Get mad and stay mad. We can’t do anything about it. Don’t try.

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EPR-radar  May 20, 2022 • 5:26:54pm

re: #7 Unabogie

Can I use this thread for a general gripe about political discourse on the Left?

Every day, there’s a new outrage from some conservative. They have done something awful, said something awful, committed a crime, demanded that a Democrat be “executed” for something they just made up.

And the response on Twitter is always, “well don’t ask me to vote for Democrats if they don’t DO SOMETHING about this!”

I understand the frustration and I feel it too. But the anger is always directed the wrong way. Not at the people doing bad things, but at the only people standing between us and all-out authoritarianism. And these voices of apathy and despair are winning. They are loud. And they are the voices who will prevail in November when Democrats, as they did in 2016, opt out of the process and let the fascists back in.

A significant fraction of these supposed lefties are right wing ratfuckers. This doesn’t solve the problem, and the ones that aren’t ratfuckers are especially irritating.

But IMO there is a legit “DO SOMETHING” issue which the D party leadership does not appear to be getting. Where’s the coordinated messaging that 50R + Manchin and Sinema in the Senate means nothing gets done in Congress? Where’s the “give them hell, Harry” truth telling about Republicans? Where’s the 50 state strategy to try to ensure no Republican runs for Federal office unopposed? Where’s the sustained and visible effort to fight the Great Both Sides Lie of the mainstream media? Where’s the D institution-building that can hope to oppose Fox News? A pure heart and truth isn’t going to cut it.

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2022 • 5:28:28pm

In happier news: Get more popcorn—the leaders of the People’s Convoy are besieged by their own followers!

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Charles Johnson  May 20, 2022 • 5:32:08pm

Elon Musk donated to the GOP on January 7, 2021.

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Captain Magic  May 20, 2022 • 5:33:41pm

re: #13 Decatur Deb

Isolation, but perhaps homelessness if things go south.

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Unabogie  May 20, 2022 • 5:33:48pm

re: #15 EPR-radar

But here’s the rub, as I see it. We don’t have the money, nor the State Media outfit like Fox, OAN, or RSBN, to wage the same kind of battle. And rest assure, GOP media finds plenty of clips of our side “giving them hell” but our media basically ignores it. We have guys like Beto and Swallwell going out there with zero fucks to give, but I never see them on outlets like TPM, MSNBC, or getting amplified on Twitter. And even if we didn’t have sufficient firepower to combat this, the anger is still heading the wrong way. The energy is never going to come from the top. It has to come from people like us convincing our friends and family that we really are in a fight for Democracy. I don’t believe there is a magic speech to be given or a silver bullet strategy for any of this. Democracy is fragile and keeping it requires constant effort. Too many people think you vote and let the leadership do the rest. It just doesn’t work that way, and November will demonstrate that fact.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2022 • 5:36:17pm

re: #16 Sherlock Hound

In happier news: Get more popcorn—the leaders of the People’s Convoy are besieged by their own followers!

Youtube Video

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EPR-radar  May 20, 2022 • 5:41:17pm

re: #19 Unabogie

But here’s the rub, as I see it. We don’t have the money, nor the State Media outfit like Fox, OAN, or RSBN, to wage the same kind of battle. And rest assure, GOP media finds plenty of clips of our side “giving them hell” but our media basically ignores it. We have guys like Beto and Swallwell going out there with zero fucks to give, but I never see them on outlets like TPM, MSNBC, or getting amplified on Twitter. And even if we didn’t have sufficient firepower to combat this, the anger is still heading the wrong way. The energy is never going to come from the top. It has to come from people like us convincing our friends and family that we really are in a fight for Democracy. I don’t believe there is a magic speech to be given or a silver bullet strategy for any of this. Democracy is fragile and keeping it requires constant effort. Too many people think you vote and let the leadership do the rest. It just doesn’t work that way, and November will demonstrate that fact.

Leadership has its role. E.g., the Obama campaigns were damn good at connecting with people, especially in 2008. The problem there is that there was no party-building on top of that work. Ideally you want a positive feedback loop where grassroots energy has a visible effect on what leadership does.

And the problem of the mainstream media has to be faced and overcome. Right now, it is in enemy hands. This problem is larger than D vs. R. It is plutocrat vs. everyone else. The plan of the US ruling class is to institute a second gilded age, where plutocrat control of the media ensures the resulting abuses will never get publicity.

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jeffreyw  May 20, 2022 • 5:44:46pm

re: #5 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I wish I had some idea how to convince my knuckle-head dog that it is normal for other dogs UPS drivers to exist, and he doesn’t need to lose his mind like he’s a 14 year old girl meeting Paul McCartney in 1965 every time he sees one.

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 6:02:29pm

Wordle forgot me again, until I got a one, then it has all my stats, except my current streak is again 1. They hand them to me. If I were a better person, would I turn them down? Worry about it less? Remember them better?

Wordle 335 1/6

🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 6:32:44pm

Was it something I said?

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 6:38:39pm
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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 6:39:50pm

re: #24 BigPapa

Was it something I said?

More likely something you left unsaid.

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 6:43:26pm

Bienvenidos.

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garzooma  May 20, 2022 • 6:43:57pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

There will be blood.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022

“There will be blood” is the name of a movie about a crazed rich guy.

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 6:45:11pm

I drink your milkshake

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 6:46:15pm


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Captain Ron  May 20, 2022 • 6:49:39pm
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EPR-radar  May 20, 2022 • 6:50:09pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

“and then the shooting starts” would be a fun end to the tale, if no innocents are injured or killed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 6:50:37pm
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Florida Panhandler  May 20, 2022 • 6:50:56pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why call the cops? Why try and de-escalate the situation? I thought MAGA was all about Libertarian Utopia, independence and the Constitution. As such, let the Libertarian Utopia run its natural course with its “2nd Amendment Solutions” resolving their own problems.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 6:52:59pm
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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 6:55:18pm

There was a comment somewhere in the past, about people having a ‘holier than thou’ attitude about not having a TV. I didn’t have that, but I didn’t have a TV, either, since about 2003, until earlier today.. I’m not looking forward to opening the box, but I had to get it now because of a sale at my former employer, which when combined with my still-going employee discount, made it cheap, and my internet service offered a free box to hook it up to and make it work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2022 • 7:01:53pm

niterz, lizardz!

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 7:03:12pm

re: #36 wrenchwench

I’m gonna hafta get a couch.

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wrenchwench  May 20, 2022 • 7:14:20pm

It’s too dangerous to attempt to correct the way we increased the danger.

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 7:17:15pm
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A Cranky One  May 20, 2022 • 7:23:45pm

re: #35 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 20, 2022 • 7:32:00pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

I’m gonna hafta get a couch.

Consider a good recliner. Perhaps electric.

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 7:39:59pm

re: #42 Rightwingconspirator

Consider a good recliner. Perhaps electric.

With a wine fridge and hibatchi.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 20, 2022 • 7:40:14pm

re: #34 Florida Panhandler

Why call the cops? Why try and de-escalate the situation? I thought MAGA was all about Libertarian Utopia, independence and the Constitution. As such, let the Libertarian Utopia run its natural course with its “2nd Amendment Solutions” resolving their own problems.

I’m all for Second Amendment solutions for internal squabbles among MAGAts and lepertarians.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 20, 2022 • 7:45:22pm

re: #39 wrenchwench

It’s too dangerous to attempt to correct the way we increased the danger.

You smile, but that dilemma is being played off all over the west.

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2022 • 7:55:39pm

re: #36 wrenchwench

There was a comment somewhere in the past, about people having a ‘holier than thou’ attitude about not having a TV. I didn’t have that, but I didn’t have a TV, either, since about 2003, until earlier today.. I’m not looking forward to opening the box, but I had to get it now because of a sale at my former employer, which when combined with my still-going employee discount, made it cheap, and my internet service offered a free box to hook it up to and make it work.

Yeah, that was a common trope in media for years until the Internet.
Now, there will be people without Internet who will be better than thou.
///

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Sherlock Hound  May 20, 2022 • 7:57:40pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I’m all for Second Amendment solutions for internal squabbles among MAGAts and lepertarians.

Especially if live streamed!
///

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 20, 2022 • 8:01:29pm

re: #47 Sherlock Hound

Especially if live streamed!
///

Could get there. About 17.45, an “American woman” who professes to represent “we the people” denounces the People’s Convoy leadership.

Youtube Video

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No Malarkey!  May 20, 2022 • 8:12:39pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Elon Musk donated to the GOP on January 7, 2021.

Wow, what a date to make a donation to the GOP.

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No Malarkey!  May 20, 2022 • 8:14:24pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Love to see the marks finally figure out who their real enemy is.

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Belafon  May 20, 2022 • 8:16:58pm

Another “different” video:

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 8:32:36pm

Anyone else have excessive buffering with Youtube? All the videos I wish to play have severe buffering.

I tried playing videos from Vimeo - that’s fine.

Ookla indicates business as usual for my connection to the internet.

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Captain Ron  May 20, 2022 • 8:34:35pm

Today was a nice 84F but humidity dropped to 12%, and we’re only 25 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

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sagehen  May 20, 2022 • 8:39:26pm

tomorrow and Sunday are expected to be in the 90’s, and humid.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 8:41:46pm

Down here we only got up to about 65F. Cool and cloudy, which will continue for another day. Very deep marine layer that moves inland.

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A Cranky One  May 20, 2022 • 8:45:33pm

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Belafon  May 20, 2022 • 8:48:57pm

re: #56 A Cranky One

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“Mom, I promise, he won’t get any bigger.”

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A Cranky One  May 20, 2022 • 8:55:04pm

Thread is too quiet.

Perhaps a picture of the Dread Pirate mouse beard will help.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 9:35:11pm
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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 9:37:29pm

Interesting point:

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 9:43:55pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2022 • 9:44:04pm

re: #19 Unabogie

But here’s the rub, as I see it. We don’t have the money, nor the State Media outfit like Fox, OAN, or RSBN, to wage the same kind of battle. And rest assure, GOP media finds plenty of clips of our side “giving them hell” but our media basically ignores it. We have guys like Beto and Swallwell going out there with zero fucks to give, but I never see them on outlets like TPM, MSNBC, or getting amplified on Twitter. And even if we didn’t have sufficient firepower to combat this, the anger is still heading the wrong way. The energy is never going to come from the top. It has to come from people like us convincing our friends and family that we really are in a fight for Democracy. I don’t believe there is a magic speech to be given or a silver bullet strategy for any of this. Democracy is fragile and keeping it requires constant effort. Too many people think you vote and let the leadership do the rest. It just doesn’t work that way, and November will demonstrate that fact.

My opinion: you cannot develop a true left wing equivalent of Fox prime time programming — the shows that relentlessly disseminate disinformation and have poisoned our dialogue. The RW want to live in a constant state of outrage and will engage more frequently and with more fervor on any topic. Anger promotes more discussion, especially among those who thrive on RW lies and fundamentalist religious beliefs.

A few weeks ago, I looked at some very old conversations here at LGF — conversations back in 2007 and 2008, years before I joined. There were far longer threads and heated discussions, back when many in the community were YEC, climate change deniers, and almost everyone thought that Obama would be the destructive agent of our democracy, the very force that Trump is proving to be. There was more discussion but of lower quality than today’s exchanges.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 9:50:47pm

Saying the quiet part out loud. Basically, that he views 1/3rd of Louisiana’s population as not being citizens.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 9:57:16pm

Masses of starving refugees… coming to a border crossing near you!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 9:59:45pm

re: #64 ckkatz

The groomed-by-Trump portion of our electorate will be even more ready for an autocratic strongman as the world gets more and more on edge.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2022 • 10:01:48pm

re: #63 ckkatz

Saying the quiet part out loud. Basically, that he views 1/3rd of Louisiana’s population as not being citizens.

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I remember our brother saying exactly the same thing 10+ years ago: basically that only white people should count for these statistics. After all, Republicans think that only white people should vote and don’t want their children to learn the truth about our history. Their certainly that Trump won is based on their understanding that Trump won in a landslide among white voters — and those are the only real votes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:11:31pm

re: #64 ckkatz

Jul22 wheat futures seem to be bouncing in a range, after the rapid March price jump (which is how the market adjusted for the invasion):

Just before the invasion, the USDA predicted US wheat planting would be up and that would drive down prices:
uswheat.org

These U.S. wheat highlights and USDA’s outlook for all U.S. agricultural products represent the first predictions for marketing year 2022/23. The new year for U.S. wheat starts June 1, 2022, and changes are to be expected. In addition, it is important to note that USDA’s outlook does not account for unknown potential effects of the conflict in Ukraine.

In the “Grains and Oilseeds Outlook for 2022,” USDA cited high current wheat prices and tight stocks to predict U.S. farmers will plant 48.0 million acres (19.43 hectares) to wheat for harvest in 2022. That is about 3% more than was planted for 2021. Using an assumption of normal spring planting and summer crop development conditions, USDA expects U.S. wheat prices will come down in 2022 with higher U.S. wheat production and ending stocks.

That article was printed just after the invasion.

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JC1  May 20, 2022 • 10:17:31pm

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Jul22 wheat futures seem to be bouncing in a range, after the rapid March price jump (which is how the market adjusted for the invasion):

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Just before the invasion, the USDA predicted US wheat planting would be up and that would drive down prices:
uswheat.org

That article was printed just after the invasion.

The wheat market is ‘interesting’ right now. Basically, there is so much uncertainty, that traders don’t want to enter into any futures transactions and be on the hook for stuff they can’t deliver or that won’t be available. It’s not just the blockade of Ukraine, but that a lot of countries are refusing to accept Russian grain ships, many shipping companies don’t want anything to do with Russian products, and insurance companies don’t want to insure vessels with Russian products/commodities. This will really be felt in developing countries.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2022 • 10:19:33pm

Wording

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2022 • 10:21:19pm

re: #64 ckkatz

Masses of starving refugees… coming to a border crossing near you!

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That Russian blockade needs to be broken.

Some well-placed anti-ship missiles and cruise missiles fired from the Mediterranean against the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s homeport in Sevastopol would help accomplish that.

Yes, it’s risky - but the alternative is to allow the Russian dictator to potentially kill millions through starvation.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 10:23:35pm

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Jul22 wheat futures seem to be bouncing in a range, after the rapid March price jump (which is how the market adjusted for the invasion):

[Embedded content]

Just before the invasion, the USDA predicted US wheat planting would be up and that would drive down prices:
uswheat.org

That article was printed just after the invasion.

We here in the US are extremely fortunate in how much surplus food we can produce.

Many parts of the world were marginal at best. Add in climate change, and now this.

A lot of those starving people are going to flee rather than watch their children starve. Where are they going to go?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:24:54pm

re: #68 JC1

Here’s the latest report from the wheat-people (yes, that’s what I am calling them):

Exports from Ukraine are expected to fall 4.9 MMT from last year to 10 MMT

Russia’s exports are projected up 6 MMT to 39 MMT in 2022/23

So they seem to think Russian ships will be able to unload, at least in most places.

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Belafon  May 20, 2022 • 10:25:45pm

re: #60 ckkatz

Interesting point:

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For those of me who don’t speak economics language, what am I looking at?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2022 • 10:27:34pm

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here’s the latest report from the wheat-people (yes, that’s what I am calling them):

Exports from Ukraine are expected to fall 4.9 MMT from last year to 10 MMT

Russia’s exports are projected up 6 MMT to 39 MMT in 2022/23

So they seem to think Russian ships will be able to unload, at least in most places.

[Embedded content]

Shouldn’t the Russian wheat be confiscated and the payments sent to Ukraine?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:29:02pm

re: #74 Hecuba’s daughter

Shouldn’t the Russian wheat be confiscated and the payments sent to Ukraine?

Well, importers may be afraid to do that because what happens if Russia then decides to not send any more shipments?

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Targetpractice  May 20, 2022 • 10:32:45pm

re: #63 ckkatz

Saying the quiet part out loud. Basically, that he views 1/3rd of Louisiana’s population as not being citizens.

[Embedded content]

“We’re not racist, we’re just saying that if you only counted white people then the statistics would be so much better!”

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Belafon  May 20, 2022 • 10:34:01pm

re: #76 Targetpractice

“We’re not racist, we’re just saying that if you only counted white people then the statistics would be so much better!”

“Then only votes by Democrats should count in elections.”

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 10:34:54pm

re: #73 Belafon

Basically, people have been moving money out of China since Russia attacked Ukraine. The author implies that this may be because China also has expansionist goals, like those of Russia. And trust in China’s leadership looking out for anybody but themselves is, like in Russia, very low.

Later in the thread, the author hedges a bit, though.

Which reminds me of two economics jokes:

1. They’re looking for a one handed economist because every economist to date keeps saying “But on the other hand”.

2. If you took all of the economists in the world and laid them end to end; You still wouldn’t reach a conclusion.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:37:56pm

re: #63 ckkatz

Someone should have asked Cassidy if he’d go for a compromise: count a black maternal mortality as only 3/5th as for a white maternal mortality.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 10:41:11pm

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Interesting paper! Thanks for posting.

One thing that I have been reading is that the vast majority of Ukraine’s wheat and other exports are via ship from the Black Sea ports.

Supposedly the Ukrainians are trying to export via rail. But Russia is bombing the railroads. And the Ukrainian railroad network is not set up to facilitate mass transport of wheat.

Further, the Ukrainian railroad system uses a different gauge tracks than the rest of Europe. Which requires some sort of change in rail cars at the border.

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 10:44:01pm

Kitchen Report:

Got a Lodge 12” carbon steel and an Oxo 8” carbon steel. The Lodge warped the first time I cooked it. But I’ve been working on the seasoning and practicing fixing a warp. I have a glass top so it tickles the OCD bone.

The Oxo is almost perfectly seasoned. Perfect in size for 2-3 eggs. Last eggs were almost came free with a shake. I think my Wife Unit will like it.

Thinking of doing a Chicago style pan pizze in the Lodge. Also planned are a blueberry pie and a mango tart. The mango trees are producing this year so I have lots.

Now I’m trying to find sharpening stones. I have a Shun and a Global and they haven’t been really sharp for a while. The honing steel is not doing it any more.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:44:28pm

re: #80 ckkatz

Certainly Russia also exports mostly by ship, since their customers are in the south.

Can Ukraine also interrupt Russia of it’s grain exports? Should it?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 20, 2022 • 10:48:37pm

re: #80 ckkatz

5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways

Google tells me most of EU uses 1,435 mm.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 10:55:50pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Certainly Russia also exports mostly by ship, since their customers are in the south.

Can Ukraine also interrupt Russia of it’s grain exports? Should it?

My guess is that Ukraine basically no longer has a navy in the Black Sea. (There was a joke recently that Russia lost it’s Black Sea flagship to a country which did not even have a navy.)

While Ukraine is starting to receive anti-ship missiles, (Plus likely manufacturing a few.) It probably has higher priority targets than sinking random shipping. Particularly since a lot of that shipping is third-party flagged. Which means that Ukraine might end up sinking non-Russian ships. Which would likely upset folks it is trying to impress, like Turkey and the EU.

I suspect that Ukraine is going to leave it to the West to deal with this and allow them protect the Wests many economic and geo-political interests.

Anyway, with Russia mining the Black Sea and doing a very messy job of it, there are a lot of people in the West rather peeved at Russia. Ukraine is probably not interested in interfering with that process.

In the end, it’s all a big mess with the likelihood that many innocent and uninvolved will be killed or hurt in the process.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 11:01:04pm

re: #83 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways

Google tells me most of EU uses 1,435 mm.

I seem to remember that there is a way to pick up Ukrainian railcars and to put them onto std gauge wheels. But that it is time consuming, needs a lot of special equipment and is not very efficient.

Otherwise it would require unloading the Ukrainian railcar and then loading the EU railcars.

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ckkatz  May 20, 2022 • 11:06:08pm

G’nite all! Time for me to head to bed.

And a few bad… er… Dad… jokes til morning happens:

Gravity is one of the most fundamental forces in the universe, but if you remove it, you get…
Gravy.

The first annual meeting of camouflage club was a disaster.
It looks like no one showed up.

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BigPapa  May 20, 2022 • 11:14:26pm

I thought everybody did this?

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JC1  May 20, 2022 • 11:20:03pm

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Here’s the latest report from the wheat-people (yes, that’s what I am calling them):

Exports from Ukraine are expected to fall 4.9 MMT from last year to 10 MMT

Russia’s exports are projected up 6 MMT to 39 MMT in 2022/23

So they seem to think Russian ships will be able to unload, at least in most places.

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Interesting. I was just relaying what I heard this week from grain traders. Not something I deal with personally. Hope your link proves more reliable than my info.

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Targetpractice  May 20, 2022 • 11:56:33pm

So yeah, almost 24 hours after I commented that the front desk printer at our hotel has taken a shit, the following items have also decided to go on strike in solidarity:

- Our breakfast service coffee maker
- The hot water valve for the hotel laundry room (constantly fills with steaming hot water)
- One of our elevators

These all happened on a Friday, when we had over 20+ checkouts and 30+ check-ins, which means only the elevator has any hope of being addressed before Monday because management doesn’t work weekends and they didn’t seem to give two shits about any of the issues we were having today.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 21, 2022 • 12:23:54am

Your overnight entertainment is The Yesterday Machine, classic B-movie free at Tubi:

tubitv.com

Who doesn’t like a movie about Nazis and time machines?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 21, 2022 • 12:26:52am

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s also on Youtube but the Tubi version is slightly better quality.

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wrenchwench  May 21, 2022 • 12:34:56am

I wordled a three.

Wordle 336 3/6

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🟦⬜🟧🟦⬜
🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧

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Captain Ron  May 21, 2022 • 1:14:00am

re: #89 Targetpractice

Friday the 20th, 50% worse than Friday the 13th.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 1:26:23am

Looks like there’s a reboot of the legendary anime series Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら) coming:

Youtube Video

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 21, 2022 • 1:43:16am
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Targetpractice  May 21, 2022 • 1:50:21am

re: #15 EPR-radar

A significant fraction of these supposed lefties are right wing ratfuckers. This doesn’t solve the problem, and the ones that aren’t ratfuckers are especially irritating.

But IMO there is a legit “DO SOMETHING” issue which the D party leadership does not appear to be getting. Where’s the coordinated messaging that 50R + Manchin and Sinema in the Senate means nothing gets done in Congress? Where’s the “give them hell, Harry” truth telling about Republicans? Where’s the 50 state strategy to try to ensure no Republican runs for Federal office unopposed? Where’s the sustained and visible effort to fight the Great Both Sides Lie of the mainstream media? Where’s the D institution-building that can hope to oppose Fox News? A pure heart and truth isn’t going to cut it.

The party has proven that the issue is not “DO SOMETHING” so much as “DO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS.” I still remember the cheers and jubilation when the BIF was passed, the declarations that the party hadn’t proven they could “govern,” that that was what voters wanted to see. And I also remember the jeers and derision aimed towards the CPC for voting against the bill, about how they’d nearly killed the bill until 13 “moderate” Repubs valiantly rode in to save the leadership’s bill, and how they (and progressives in general) were unicorn-chasers who’d be to blame if the party lost in the midterms.

Well, it’s now six months hence and ain’t nobody talking “infrastructure.” No Dems getting accolades as they shovel up that ceremonial “first shovelful,” no red/purple state Dems boasting about how they brought those predicted “millions of jobs” home to their constituents, and certainly no big projects that are likely to bear fruit before November. Instead, we’re getting slammed for not doing anything to help folks with things like gas prices, food costs, shortages of essentials, and other “kitchen table issues” that might have been addressed in part or full by the BBB that the CPC insisted get a vote in the Senate before the BIF be brought to a vote. So yeah, we “DID SOMETHING,” it’s just “SOMETHING” that nobody who votes Dem gives a damn about.

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BigPapa  May 21, 2022 • 2:48:46am

If ya’ll start saving now you could get this for my Christmas present

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2022 • 3:14:56am

re: #97 BigPapa

If ya’ll start saving now you could get this for my Christmas present

Dare I ask the price?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 21, 2022 • 3:24:57am
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Shropshire Slasher  May 21, 2022 • 3:28:31am

re: #81 BigPapa

Kitchen Report:

Got a Lodge 12” carbon steel and an Oxo 8” carbon steel. The Lodge warped the first time I cooked it. But I’ve been working on the seasoning and practicing fixing a warp. I have a glass top so it tickles the OCD bone.

The Oxo is almost perfectly seasoned. Perfect in size for 2-3 eggs. Last eggs were almost came free with a shake. I think my Wife Unit will like it.

Thinking of doing a Chicago style pan pizze in the Lodge. Also planned are a blueberry pie and a mango tart. The mango trees are producing this year so I have lots.

Now I’m trying to find sharpening stones. I have a Shun and a Global and they haven’t been really sharp for a while. The honing steel is not doing it any more.

I am an amateur sharpener, and my OCD is trying to get the perfect edge on a knife.
Before spending a shit ton of money, try this diamond stone, diamond is the way to go. Ignore the reviews, it is $26.
I would start every knife on the 400 side, it makes really quick work of any blade. I have put some nice edges on some really cheap knives.
There is something therapeutic about the repetitive motions on sharpening on a stone/plate.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 21, 2022 • 3:30:40am

re: #97 BigPapa

If ya’ll start saving now you could get this for my Christmas present

I see you knife, I raise you! (I know it is out of stock). I can spend hours on this website.

chefknivestogo.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2022 • 3:43:50am

3/6 Better

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EPR-radar  May 21, 2022 • 3:46:26am

re: #99 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

There really is no bottom for these Republican pieces of shit, is there?

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Shropshire Slasher  May 21, 2022 • 3:51:38am

Starting at $50,000 you can get a diamond engagement ring that looks like you got it out of a Cracker Jack box.

Not that a rough diamond can’t be beautiful in its own right, but the cut is what brings out the gem’s unique luster. Some cuts already have food-inspired names — like a pear or baguette cut — but the snack brand Angie’s Boomchickapop believes they’ve just added a new shape to the diamond cutting pantheon: the popcorn cut.

The popcorn specialists at Angie’s Boomchickapop have teamed up with jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb to create what the pair is billing as the first-ever “popcorn-cut diamond ring” that is “perfect for popping the questions” and will make for an “eye-popping engagement ring.” (Thankfully, the puns slowed down after that.)

To get the shape right, Gottlieb says her master diamond cutters started with a massive 11 carat natural minded rough diamond that was then trimmed down to its final 3.66 carat popcorn look before being polished and set in a yellow gold bezel and band. Finally, hammering the popcorn theme home, the jeweler says the stone’s Y-Z color nears the “fancy yellow” category on the official GIA Color Scale which brings a buttered popcorn-esque light yellow hue to the diamond.

foodandwine.com

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TarHellion  May 21, 2022 • 3:57:47am

Wordle 336 3/6

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟨⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got damn lucky today. Now off to the store. Have a great day, folks!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  May 21, 2022 • 4:10:07am

re: #103 EPR-radar

There really is no bottom for these Republican pieces of shit, is there?

Nope.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 4:27:38am

From Australian Broadcasting:

The ABC projects that the Labor Party has defeated Scott Morrison’s Coalition government, and will form the next government of Australia.

Anthony Albanese will be the 31st Prime Minister of Australia.

While Labor is yet to have a clear majority in parliament, ABC Chief Election Analyst Antony Green says it will be able to form a government in minority at the very least.

abc.net.au

Looks like ScoMo is out.

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BigPapa  May 21, 2022 • 4:41:39am

re: #98 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Dare I ask the price?

Shows $750 on the website. Can probably be had for much less. I have the 8” chef’s knife that lists for $219 but I think I got it for $140. It’s beautiful and I feel like a real chef when using it. I can wave it at a full head of garlic and the cloves come apart in a fine dice instantly.

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Ming5000  May 21, 2022 • 5:06:26am

re: #100 Shropshire Slasher

I am an amateur sharpener, and my OCD is trying to get the perfect edge on a knife.
Before spending a shit ton of money, try this diamond stone, diamond is the way to go. Ignore the reviews, it is $26.
I would start every knife on the 400 side, it makes really quick work of any blade. I have put some nice edges on some really cheap knives.
There is something therapeutic about the repetitive motions on sharpening on a stone/plate.

Ordered! I will give it a go. Interesting thing is the delivery estimate:

June 22 - July 22
Estimated delivery

I believe I have had similar experiences where the piece actually shipped at a normal pace and arrived in pretty quick order.

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jeffreyw  May 21, 2022 • 5:33:12am

Picnicking Possum

Good morning!

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Targetpractice  May 21, 2022 • 5:47:56am

re: #110 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

“Wait, can I get some service over here? Waiter?!”

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jeffreyw  May 21, 2022 • 5:55:27am

re: #111 Targetpractice

“Wait, can I get some service over here? Waiter?!”

Still waiting…
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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 6:17:50am
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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 6:28:26am
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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2022 • 6:43:00am

re: #87 BigPapa

I thought everybody did this?

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I would think nothing if it. I think this way frequently.

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Dave In Austin  May 21, 2022 • 6:44:39am

re: #110 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Is his name Steve? All our itinerate possums are named Steve.

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BigPapa  May 21, 2022 • 6:56:04am

re: #116 Dave In Austin

Is his name Steve? All our itinerate possums are named Steve.

All otters are named Fred.

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jeffreyw  May 21, 2022 • 6:56:25am

re: #116 Dave In Austin

Is his name Steve? All our itinerate possums are named Steve.

That’s Leroy, Kilroy’s brother.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 21, 2022 • 7:06:23am

re: #81 BigPapa

Now I’m trying to find sharpening stones. I have a Shun and a Global and they haven’t been really sharp for a while. The honing steel is not doing it any more.

I use Naniwa water stones. No matter what stone you go with, make sure you buy a flattening stone.

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darthstar  May 21, 2022 • 7:18:32am
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darthstar  May 21, 2022 • 7:33:11am
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darthstar  May 21, 2022 • 7:39:06am

re: #118 jeffreyw

That’s Leroy, Kilroy’s brother.

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I see the family resemblance.

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darthstar  May 21, 2022 • 7:44:53am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 21, 2022 • 7:46:49am

re: #110 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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mmmirele  May 21, 2022 • 7:57:38am

OK, so Twitter keeps forcing this on me and I thought, OK, let me look at an article about a bicyclist from Massachusetts who was killed in Texas. It’s probably going to be a sad story about her being run over by a newly licensed teenager in a truck, right? Nope.

It sounds like irate girlfriend who decided to kill the woman her man was cheating with”, plus possibly some professional jealousy?

According to an arrest affidavit, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong is accused of first-degree murder. The Austin Police Department issued a search warrant earlier this week in connection with Wilson’s death for a south Austin home owned by a woman with the same name.

Now, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is joining the search for Armstrong. According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals, the task force is “conducting a fugitive investigation and pursuing leads” on Armstrong’s whereabouts.

*snip*

The arrest affidavit further explained that Strickland told police he had been in a relationship with Armstrong for about three years. During a break in their relationship, he said he met and began dating Wilson.

Police say Strickland and Armstrong were living together, and Strickland lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts on Wednesday, telling her he went to drop flowers off for someone, and that his phone had died.

According to the affidavit, an anonymous friend reported that they were with Armstrong in January when Armstrong learned Strickland was allegedly having a romantic relationship with Wilson. Police say the friend remembered Armstrong “became furious and was shaking in anger,” and that “Armstrong was so angry Armstrong wanted to kill Wilson.”

kxan.com

Ugh, ugh, ugh.

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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 8:02:23am

re: #123 darthstar

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I’m sure Fear the People’s Convoy is already in the works.

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Jay C  May 21, 2022 • 8:05:56am

re: #126 Belafon

I’m sure Fear the People’s Convoy is already in the worksm

To be picked up by a streaming service near you. Any day now….

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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 8:09:22am

Got this in an email from Sofi:

What we think of when we think crypto.

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ipsos  May 21, 2022 • 8:16:12am
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Dopamine Fish  May 21, 2022 • 8:27:03am

Good way to start a weekend.

Wordle 336 2/6

🟩⬛🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Dopamine Fish  May 21, 2022 • 8:34:00am
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Eventual Carrion  May 21, 2022 • 8:36:15am

re: #69 Hecuba’s daughter

Wording

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I changed up my starting word again and stumbled into a 2/6.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 21, 2022 • 8:40:50am

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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 8:42:42am
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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 8:53:18am
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sagehen  May 21, 2022 • 8:56:40am
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Dopamine Fish  May 21, 2022 • 8:57:49am

re: #136 sagehen

That may not necessarily be a design flaw. Fires are unpredictable, and melting the wrong wires in the wrong places could cause this in just about any car with electric locks. With that said, there does seem to be something wrong with Elon’s bloody cars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2022 • 8:58:37am

re: #117 BigPapa

All otters are named Fred.

except for Steve:

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 9:02:53am

re: #136 sagehen

As soon as it started smoking the electrical system locked trapping the guy inside.

That’s…..a really bad thing. Seriously, it should be designed so that if the electrical system shorts out or fails, the doors automatically unlock. Or some kind of manual override handle to force open the doors in the event of an electrical failure.

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EstebanTornado1963  May 21, 2022 • 9:03:10am

It’s sad that most peoples knowledge is very narrow.

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Jay C  May 21, 2022 • 9:12:01am

re: #132 Eventual Carrion

I changed up my starting word again and stumbled into a 2/6.

Wordle 336 3/6

🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Moi aussi: I would have had a 2/6, but I went for an “odd” word for guess 2, but got it with the word I was going to use in the first place.
Oh well…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 21, 2022 • 9:13:12am

re: #63 ckkatz

Senator Bill Cassidy on the state of Louisiana having one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the nation:

“We wouldn’t be much of an outlier if you subtract the African American population from our numbers.”

What if they counted them as 3/5th?

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wrenchwench  May 21, 2022 • 9:16:59am

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

What if they counted them as 3/5th?

If they just took out the women, their maternal mortality rate would be way down. Oh wait. They are taking out the women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2022 • 9:24:22am
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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 9:24:27am

re: #139 Dr Lizardo

Apparently, there is a manual override in the event of an electrical failure. The owner may not have known about it - or might have panicked (understandable) and forgotten about it.

I’ve never bought a Tesla or been to one of their dealerships, but I would hope that the salesperson went over the safety features with the owner before letting him roll off the lot with it. I worked at Saturn, and we always covered the safety features with the customers before they left.

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Belafon  May 21, 2022 • 9:25:59am

re: #145 Dr Lizardo

Apparently, there is a manual override in the event of an electrical failure. The owner may not have known about it - or might have panicked (understandable) and forgotten about it.

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I’ve never bought a Tesla or been to one of their dealerships, but I would hope that the salesperson went over the safety features with the owner before letting him roll off the lot with it. I worked at Saturn, and we always covered the safety features with the customers before they left.

“And here, sir, is what to do when the electrical system locks up.”

“Yeah, yeah, when do I get to drive?”

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sagehen  May 21, 2022 • 9:30:31am

re: #145 Dr Lizardo

Apparently, there is a manual override in the event of an electrical failure. The owner may not have known about it - or might have panicked (understandable) and forgotten about it.

[Embedded content]

I’ve never bought a Tesla or been to one of their dealerships, but I would hope that the salesperson went over the safety features with the owner before letting him roll off the lot with it. I worked at Saturn, and we always covered the safety features with the customers before they left.

when the electrical system locks up, accessing a YouTube might be difficult. Even if there’s time.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 9:30:45am

re: #146 Belafon

I’m sure there’s a difference in the customer base between Saturn buyers and Tesla buyers.

People who were buying a Saturn were looking for a reliable, safe commuter car and they often inquired about the safety features without being prompted.

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BigPapa  May 21, 2022 • 9:35:09am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

except for Steve:

Dammit they are Steve. I got my critters messed up. All penguins are named Fred.

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mmmirele  May 21, 2022 • 9:40:43am

re: #148 Dr Lizardo

I’m sure there’s a difference in the customer base between Saturn buyers and Tesla buyers.

People who were buying a Saturn were looking for a reliable, safe commuter car and they often inquired about the safety features without being prompted.

Yep, I did. And when I bought my Subaru, the safety features, high Consumer Reports score and the fact my mom would feel safe in it were all factors in purchasing.

ETA: Just going to add that like hundreds of thousands of people in the Phoenix area, I live in a townhome community without garages. I have a covered parking spot. There’s no real good way to hook up an electrical charger at that point. The guy next door with the new Electrica Meccanica single person vehicle, what he does to charge his car is that he waits until ANOTHER neighbor is gone, moves his car into that slot, drapes the charging cable over the brick wall from his patio, and then charges. Theoretically I could do that, but I’m also an ex-lawyer and I could sure as hell see someone suing me for putting an obstruction (cable) on the sidewalk. So no.

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sagehen  May 21, 2022 • 9:45:55am

re: #150 mmmirele

Theoretically I could do that, but I’m also an ex-lawyer and I could sure as hell see someone suing me for putting an obstruction (cable) on the sidewalk. So no.

There’s no such thing as an “ex-lawyer”. Just like there’s no ex-marines or ex-alcoholics.

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Dr Lizardo  May 21, 2022 • 9:46:12am

re: #150 mmmirele

Yep, I did. And when I bought my Subaru, the safety features, high Consumer Reports score and the fact my mom would feel safe in it were all factors in purchasing.

One of the best cars I ever owned was a 1994 Toyota Camry, with the 2.2 liter four cylinder and automatic transmission. Damn thing was foolproof - one of those cars you could just run the wheels off it.

Tune it up once a year, change the oil like you’re supposed to, and there you go….years and years of reliable service.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 21, 2022 • 9:46:24am

re: #150 mmmirele

Yep, I did. And when I bought my Subaru, the safety features, high Consumer Reports score and the fact my mom would feel safe in it were all factors in purchasing.

The one thing I like about Consumer Reports is the customer satisfaction bubble. I have purchased cars new that checked all the boxes and yet I despised after six months of ownership. The customer satisfaction kid of gauges the customer sentiment once the new-to-me car after glow wears off. Both Subaru and Tesla have very high brand loyalty.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 21, 2022 • 9:51:08am

re: #119 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I use Naniwa water stones. No matter what stone you go with, make sure you buy a flattening stone.

I went and purchased a natural stone like this. At $23 and almost two pounds it was worth learning on. I use a diamond plate to flatten it before use as well as get the slurry started (because I had that plate). I use the stone after the 400/1000 grit diamond plate.

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darthstar  May 21, 2022 • 10:07:24am

Plane is carrying remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War…pretty nice way to honor them.

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John Hughes  May 21, 2022 • 10:08:07am

re: #131 Dopamine Fish

It’s even better if you take out all the women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2022 • 10:10:31am

wretched political hot take of the day:

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IngisKahn  May 21, 2022 • 10:12:16am

Tesla does go over the manual door release when you pick up the car.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 21, 2022 • 10:13:40am

They’re just putting it all out in the open now.

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BigPapa  May 21, 2022 • 10:13:51am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is it not possible voting is surging despite oppressive voting law, partially because voting rights advocates have been successful countering and also people are sick of the bullshit?

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PhillyPretzel  May 21, 2022 • 10:15:07am

It is just a little after 1PM and it is 90 degrees in the city. :(

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2022 • 10:16:11am
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John Hughes  May 21, 2022 • 10:22:44am

re: #143 wrenchwench

If they just took out the women, their maternal mortality rate would be way down. Oh wait. They are taking out the women.

Beat me to it.

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John Hughes  May 21, 2022 • 10:26:26am

re: #147 sagehen

when the electrical system locks up, accessing a YouTube might be difficult. Even if there’s time.

What, you don’t have the 500 page user manual in the glove box?

(495 pages about the infotainment system, the 5 others, randomly scattered around being useful info).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 21, 2022 • 10:33:42am
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HRH Stanley Sea  May 21, 2022 • 10:33:46am

🌳

Late start today.

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TedStriker  May 21, 2022 • 10:34:59am

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

Where’s Baghdad Bob when you need him?

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retired cynic  May 21, 2022 • 11:14:36am

re: #95 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Oh, the clarinet player in me rejoices!

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steve_davis  May 21, 2022 • 11:32:55am

re: #108 BigPapa

Shows $750 on the website. Can probably be had for much less. I have the 8” chef’s knife that lists for $219 but I think I got it for $140. It’s beautiful and I feel like a real chef when using it. I can wave it at a full head of garlic and the cloves come apart in a fine dice instantly.

I’ve really been lusting for the biggest blu iron skillet, but those things list for roughly 450 bucks. Man, I wish more people were selling that kind of stuff on ebay. I thought about getting a smithey skillet on ebay, but only one person is selling from a set they own, pretty much for what a new one would cost. I guess people are less inclined to sell family heirlooms on ebay than I’d hoped.


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