A Simple Message From Weezer: “A Little Bit of Love” (Lyric Video)

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Frolicking through the forest in the new lyric video for “A Little Bit Of Love” 🌱🌳🌿

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LYRICS

A little bit, a little bit of love
Goes a pretty long way
Take a look at where you started from
And where you are today
You climbed mountains
Swam oceans
You got knocked down
And kept goin’
In the end you know you got to say
A little bit of love goes a pretty long way

All your wounds are healing fine
I’m so glad I got you in my life
Now the winter frost is gone
Now is our chance to live the life we want

A little bit, a little bit of love
Goes a pretty long way
Everybody, everybody’s lost
And that’s ok
Some show it
Some hide it
But there’s a battle
We’re all fighting
So if you’re looking for the words to say,
A little bit of love goes a pretty long way

Holding onto the rabbit’s feet
Walking down the sunny side of the street
Shadows creeping at your back
You can forget em like an amnesiac

A little bit, a little bit of love
Goes a pretty long way
Love is really like a wonder drug
Let’s medicate
And say goodbye
To the drama
It’s a bee line
To Nirvana
If you’re looking for the words to say
A little bit of love goes a pretty long way

Hey, ho
Hey, ho
Hey, ho
Hey, ho

A little bit, a little bit of love
Goes a pretty long way
Take a look at where you started from
And where you are today
You climbed mountains
Swam oceans
You got knocked down
You kept goin’
In the end you know you got to say
A little bit of love goes a pretty long way

Hey, ho
Hey, ho
Hey, ho
A little bit of love goes a pretty long way

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241 comments
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:09:08pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:11:01pm

Turns out Lin Wood is a flat earther and a moon landing truther, because lobotomy Genesis.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:12:04pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

You expected something different?

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Captain Ron  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:13:23pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:14:09pm

re: #3 PhillyPretzel
I was expected him to say lizard people stole the election.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:16:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:17:00pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:20:35pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:21:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:25:09pm
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darthstar  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:25:22pm

re: #8 Patricia Kayden

That’s going to make them more sympathetic to militias around them. Hello, zero tolerance!

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:29:29pm

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:35:46pm

From last thread:
re: #184 darthstar

I saw footage of a Russian electronic countermeasures truck on Reddit over the weekend.

The main radio was an Icom amateur radio. The rest of the truck had repurposed radio gear that looked very familiar to me, though I couldn’t positively ID it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:37:16pm

re: #210 Charles Johnson

Rivers are powerful things, and are very good at carving bends into the landscape.

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:37:44pm

From last thread -

re: #187 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sigh… looks like I need to change my Yahoo/ATT email passwords again.

They are old email addresses, which is why I keep them. Had them since the 1990s.

I think I’ll need to transition hundreds of various web accounts to new email contacts (including here at LGF.) What a pain.

I’ll need to open some email accounts somewhere. I already have a gmail account but don’t want to use that too much.

I have a couple of Microsoft accounts. Perhaps I need to make a new couple of accounts there?

Anyone have suggestions?

One security assumption that I make is that with state level actors (ie countries spy agencies) nothing online is ‘safe’ from being ‘hacked’. There is an increasing list of countries have way more resources and expertise than any for profit company could match.

There is the old saying. If the Mossad, or any other top class intelligence agency wants to kill you, it will happen.

I guess that there are a couple of ways you can go depending upon the problem you are trying to solve.

1. If you want to avoid migrating your email accounts:

Go with an organization likely to survive and keep up with technology for the next several decades.

2. If you are concerned about being hacked by non-state groups:

Go with an organization that can offer some rational level of security. Encrypt your data. Follow other security hygiene procedures. And watch the email provider’s reputation closely. There are lots of stories about email providers that thought their security implementation was unbreakable. But it wasn’t.

One reportedly reputable email provider that I have been following is Protonmail.
proton.me

You can also probably run your own email server. Then have other services forward mail to you. With the other services deleting it from their platforms afterwards.

Of course, if it ultimately gets hacked, you would know where the blame lays.

Okay, maybe that last suggestion wasn’t too helpful.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:38:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:40:44pm
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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:42:13pm

I’m rooting for the cheeseburgers!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:42:53pm

re: #15 ckkatz

I had a website a few years back, it was hacked and compromised. Also had email accounts through the host company. Gave them all up.

Nothing is safe.

I think I will simply go with making one new mail account on each of gmail, microsoft, and maybe Yahoo.

But I have hundreds of online accounts I will have to migrate to new email addresses, and that is going to be a pain.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:43:14pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:44:31pm
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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:44:34pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:47:14pm

re: #22 ckkatz

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 5:51:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:08:38pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:15:57pm

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

Trump would have had them tear-gassed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:23:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:24:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:28:36pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:30:29pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:31:51pm

Youtube Video

Hey, hey, the clouds are away
There’s straw for the donkeys
And the innocents can all sleep safely
All sleep safely
My, my, sun is pie
There’s fodder for the cannons
And the guilty ones can all sleep safely
All sleep safely
And all the world is football-shaped
It’s just for me to kick in space
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste
And I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to take this all in
I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to taste the difference ‘tween a lemon and a lime
Pain and pleasure and the church bells softly chime
Hey hey, night fights day
There’s food for the thinkers
And the innocents can all live slowly
All live slowly
My, my, the sky will cry
Jewels for the thirsty
And the guilty one’s can all die slowly
All die slowly
And all the world is biscuit-shaped
It’s just for me to feed my face
And I can see, hear, smell, touch, taste
And I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to take this all in
I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to taste the difference ‘tween a lemon and a lime
Pain and pleasure and the church bells softly chime
And birds might fall from black skies (woo-woo)
And bullies might give you black eyes (woo-woo)
But to me they’re very, very beautiful
(England’s glory)
Beautiful
(A striking beauty)
And all the world is football-shaped
It’s just for me to kick in space
And I could see, hear, smell, touch, taste
And I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to take this all in
I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to tell the difference ‘tween the goods and grime
Turds and treasure and there’s one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to take this all in
I’ve got one, two, three, four, five
Senses working overtime
Trying to taste the difference ‘tween a lemon and a lime
Pain and pleasure and the church bells softly chime

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:32:42pm

niterz, lizardz!

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Dangerman  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:55:20pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apparently Nameless staff that no on knows are worth about the same as school kids

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:55:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 13, 2022 • 6:56:33pm
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nines09  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:10:47pm

Good night good people.
Marc Broussard can bring it.

Youtube Video

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piratedan  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:19:46pm

re: #34 Crush White Nationalism

well, you gotta believe that its an extremely small pivot from DJT pushing the big lie, knowing it was a big lie/fraud, all in the name of his plans to take control of the country AND make himself richer… and you have to believe that at least SOME of the other GOP office holders also knew that this was total bullshit and they ran with the Big Lie too…..

some no-name back-bencher, ok, maybe not everyone, but his most “vocal” supporters, McConnell, McCarthy…. they had to have known and they perpetuated this shit as well.

imho, the one to watch is McConnell, because he has the political instinct of a very visible ninja, namely he gets away with shit, but we all see what he’s doing but in the cult of the GOP, that passes as savvy.

How many of these other people lied to the American public, fund-raised off of this and continue to press the lie to this day?

All of these fuckers, who are either so incredibly cynical to ride the tiger or too cowardly to simply state the truth, need to be gone. None are fit for public service.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:20:14pm
Burton recently sat down with Yahoo! Entertainment to discuss his work on Reading Rainbow and his career as a whole. Inevitably, the topic turned to Star Trek and he revealed that not only has he finished shooting his part on the upcoming Picard season 3, but he was also able to film with his daughter Mica. She plays one of Geordi’s two daughters in the series, and the actor described the storyline as being “about the next generation of The Next Generation.”

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Casts LeVar Burton’s Daughter as Geordi’s Child (Screenrant)

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Dangerman  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:26:07pm
Former President Trump on Monday issued a 12-page rebuttal to testimony and evidence presented by a House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, accusing Democrats of seeking to distract from a series of domestic issues facing the country,” The Hill reports.

Forget the 12 pages and of course he didn’t write it and all

As citations of evidence, he used time stamps from the 2000 Mules comedy.

For reals

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Dangerman  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:29:16pm

re: #39 Dangerman

Forget the 12 pages and of course he didn’t write it and all

As citations of evidence, he used time stamps from the 2000 Mules comedy.

For reals

[Embedded content]

I see this was covered downstairs
Less one point for not calling the mules a “comedy”

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Decatur Deb  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:35:39pm

The most frightening possible assessment of Trump would be that he deeply believes his own shit.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:37:24pm

re: #39 Dangerman

Bill Barr laughing when mentioning that tripe was all that needs to be said about it.

Every remotely possible “in general they are fucking lying and/or stupid but they might have a point about this one thing here” talking point they had about the election, especially anything Clownstick rants about repeatedly in his rallies and anything in that dumb ass “movie” was incinerated to ashes and then put out by being pissed on today during the hearing.

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austin_blue  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:39:18pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

Turns out Lin Wood is a flat earther and a moon landing truther, because lobotomy Genesis.

I often wondered how flat-earthers would survive after we got Into space. I mean, there was that picture of earth from moon orbit, which showed one side, then another picture of the other side. How can it not be a spinning sphere?

And I often wondered how Young-earth Creationists could believe that the Bishop of Usher was correct in using the Bible to backdate the age of the planet to just over six thousand years ago based on the begots until they got to Caesar and added 2000 years.

And then I realized, These. Were. Trumpists.

There was no logic in their empty little heads. They *wanted* to be fooled. They were primed to believe in the supremely confident conman. And we see that in the J6 committee testimony, and the reactions of the Maggots, even after they have dumped $250 million dollars into TFGs pockets which he has, basically, stolen.

Griftees, apparently, have a masochistic desire to get fucked up the ass and ask for more.

So sad. Pitiful.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:40:18pm

re: #41 Decatur Deb

The most frightening possible assessment of Trump would be that he deeply believes his own shit.

Even if he did, which I don’t think so at least not entirely, it does not matter. He committed several crimes to try to either prove his case or “fix” things. If I thought someone stole something and then committed half a dozen felonies to try to prove it, it’d be me in jail and not the other person.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:43:35pm

re: #44 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Even if he did, which I don’t think so at least not entirely, it does not matter. He committed several crimes to try to either prove his case or “fix” things. If I thought someone stole something and then committed half a dozen felonies to try to prove it, it’d be me in jail and not the other person.

True believer or not, he’s still a crook. The scary part is that our institutions failed to keep a crook who might also be a psychopath away from the most powerful desk in the world.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:43:44pm

re: #41 Decatur Deb

The most frightening possible assessment of Trump would be that he deeply believes his own shit.

Criminals do tend to justify their actions in their own minds. They know they are doing wrong but they have their reasons.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:45:01pm

re: #46 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Criminals do tend to justify their actions in their own minds. They know they are doing wrong but they have their reasons.

Worse: “It’s not wrong because I’m doing it.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:46:39pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

This denial trait is typical of addicts.

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:49:04pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:50:15pm

So it’s apparently only $40/year to get voting powers for the Razzies.

I’m considering it to vote to nominate 2000 Mules for a clean sweep of every category that would apply.

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jaunte  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:50:46pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 7:51:44pm

re: #50 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Correction, $40 for the first year, and $25 for renewals.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:02:21pm

Like 2012 I signed up for a nzb tracker for a Usenet account. It was $20 for one and for me difficult to figure out how to even buy, store, use it, it wasn’t intuitive at all compared to now. So the subscription was ten dollars leaving me with a half a Bitcoin left that I completely forgot about for years. Well when it ran past 30k I started looking for it. Turns out I lost it when Mt Gox went down and I missed out on the recovery lawsuit. I mined Bitcoin for about 3 weeks in 2016 with an open box gtx 1080. I still have it and last summer that small amount (just over 0.012) would have sold for over 800 dollars. It’s still like 300 now and I probably won’t sell it as I kind of just want to keep it. About 18 months ago I bought some crypto. Dad sent me $1000 for Christmas which was a total surprise as he’s never given me any money, so I took that and matched it with 1000. I bought ether right before it really took off but not in time to buy it at a way lower price but still a decent price. It hit a high of around 6 grand, I knew I should sell it but I was close to the long term investment break so I held it. I started to see the whole shit show fall apart a couple months ago and got out. I made about 1000 bux. I just wanted to be involved because it felt historic and wild westy. Crypto is too full of grifters and thieves.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:08:01pm

Gahh I should have started saying I bought $20 of Bitcoin. I hate typing on the phone.

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austin_blue  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:19:46pm

re: #54 Amory Blaine

Gahh I should have started saying I bought $20 of Bitcoin. I hate typing on the phone.

I have never bought Bitcoin, or any other E-coin.

Why? Because it was invented by Tech Dude Bros, who are Ayn Rand inspired Libertarians which means it is a grift, although a very sophisticated grift.

That’s the thing about really good grifts. The more opaque they are, the more people believe the grift.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:22:59pm

re: #55 austin_blue

Yeah I get it, just wanted to throw that out there. My experience with crypto. I never really talked about with anybody or believed all the hype.

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:24:08pm

Random thoughts on a very busy day in crypto….

I’ve been seeing occasional random mentions of used crypto ‘mining’ computer parts, particularly gpu’s, being dumped on the market.

Beyond Dave Troy, (who is a bit of a conspiracy theorist) I do not follow the market, nor am I familiar with all the accounts I bump into. It may be something to keep a pin on, though.

I am also wondering at what point “crypto-mining” becomes unprofitable.

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Also:

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:26:40pm

Troy also mentioned a couple of email services. But the tweet he is responding to is hidden, at least for me. So I cannot say whether he is recommending them or not:

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Decatur Deb  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:26:55pm

re: #57 ckkatz

Random thoughts on a very busy day in crypto….

I’ve been seeing occasional random mentions of used crypto ‘mining’ computer parts, particularly gpu’s, being dumped on the market.

Beyond Dave Troy, (who is a bit of a conspiracy theorist) I do not follow the market, nor am I familiar with all the accounts I bump into. It may be something to keep a pin on, though.

I am also wondering at what point “crypto-mining” becomes unprofitable.

I watch the crypto tribe like I watch the militias. Today Bitcoin reddit said that the break-even point for miners is well above $11,000 to mine one coin (depends on local electric rates).

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Belafon  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:29:21pm

re: #57 ckkatz

And the difference between investing in Crypto vs the Stock Market is the speed at which it comes down.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:40:08pm

re: #55 austin_blue

I have never bought Bitcoin, or any other E-coin.

Why? Because it was invented by Tech Dude Bros, who are Ayn Rand inspired Libertarians which means it is a grift, although a very sophisticated grift.

That’s the thing about really good grifts. The more opaque they are, the more people believe the grift.

And for those who actually believe in this crap, the actual goal is to get monetary policy out of the hands of government (who ultimately is accountable to voters, even the Fed eventually has government oversight and the board head is picked by the President) and into the hands of… no one accountable to anyone.

So governments will be forced into austerity because they no longer control monetary policy.

So the whole point of crypto, is the same as gold. Fuck the poor.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:45:48pm

re: #61 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

And like gold it will never actually work as a real currency in the modern world anyway. For many of the same reasons.

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Captain Ron  Jun 13, 2022 • 8:46:34pm

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mmmirele  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:12:36pm

re: #60 Belafon

And the difference between investing in Crypto vs the Stock Market is the speed at which it comes down.

David Gerard and Amy Castor, two critical observers of the crypto space, posted this earlier today:

Celsius goes Fahrenheit 451, and number goes down
By David Gerard and Amy Castor

This morning, Monday 13 June at 02:00 UTC, Celsius, the biggest DeFi lender in the crypto space, announced it was “pausing all withdrawals, Swap, and transfers between accounts.” [Medium]

Bitcoin spent the rest of the day going down from $28,000 to $22,600 around 15:00 UTC — so far.

I just checked, it’s hovering around $22,000.

Celsius, founded in the UK and now based in Hoboken, New Jersey, worked like a crypto bank — though an uninsured and unregulated bank. It offered its customers interest on deposits, at Ponzi-like interest rates on the order of 18%.

The money supposedly came from DeFi lending, investing in other DeFi protocols, Celsius’ own trading, and even a crypto-mining operation. You could also borrow crypto from Celsius, paying them interest.

Investors got the highest interest rates if they took Celsius’ own token, CEL — which appears to have been created out of thin air, in the standard process of DeFi ponzinomics.

Celsius’s collapse was inevitable. The company had glaring problems for a long while.

Apart from the hilariously unsustainable interest rates, Celsius CFO Yarom Shalem was arrested in November as part of the Moshe Hogeg fraud case. The company didn’t disclose the arrest until other people had already noticed.

The SEC has been looking into Celsius since January. Celsius had already been thrown out of Alabama, New Jersey, Texas and Kentucky for unregistered offerings of securities.

Celsius’ assets under management dropped from a claimed “$25 billion” (in cryptos) in October 2021 to “$12 billion” as of May 2022. The company said $8 billion of that had been loaned to investors. [Bloomberg; Financial Times, paywalled]

(We put those numbers in quotes because quantities of cryptos aren’t practically realisable in dollars. That’s just the face value of a large pile of cryptos, and not at all what you could sell the pile for.)

More at the linky-poo: davidgerard.co.uk

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jaunte  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:13:34pm
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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:14:06pm

By the way, the neo-nazi arrests in Coeur D’Alene have been fascinating against the backdrop of the current neo-nazi “American Redoubt” fantasy. Basically all the neo-Nazi’s are supposed to move to rural Idaho and take over the region.

(Most neo-nazi’s have absolutely no interest in moving from the far more comfortable suburbs. Let alone moving to a very remote rural area.)

“American Redoubt” was preceded by the “Northwest Imperative”, which was based, to some degree on the 1970s “Turner Diaries” (iirc, I haven’t read that book since the 1970s). Which in turn was based on the pre-Civil War “Turner Diaries”.

(Again it has been almost half a century. But there was a pro-Southern pre-Civil War book which envisioned a pro Southern guerilla war from a redoubt in the Appalachian Mountains.

The book had a series of issues. The first being that it assumed that the Southern leadership was interested in ideology rather than economics. And slaver plantations in the poor mountain back country won’t work. Also, the book was painfully tedious to read.)

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A Cranky One  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:36:24pm

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Captain Ron  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:39:14pm
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mmmirele  Jun 13, 2022 • 9:42:53pm

re: #66 ckkatz

By the way, the neo-nazi arrests in Coeur D’Alene have been fascinating against the backdrop of the current neo-nazi “American Redoubt” fantasy. Basically all the neo-Nazi’s are supposed to move to rural Idaho and take over the region.

(Most neo-nazi’s have absolutely no interest in moving from the far more comfortable suburbs. Let alone moving to a very remote rural area.)

“American Redoubt” was preceded by the “Northwest Imperative”, which was based, to some degree on the 1970s “Turner Diaries” (iirc, I haven’t read that book since the 1970s). Which in turn was based on the pre-Civil War “Turner Diaries”.

(Again it has been almost half a century. But there was a pro-Southern pre-Civil War book which envisioned a pro Southern guerilla war from a redoubt in the Appalachian Mountains.

The book had a series of issues. The first being that it assumed that the Southern leadership was interested in ideology rather than economics. And slaver plantations in the poor mountain back country won’t work. Also, the book was painfully tedious to read.)

The mayor of Coeur D’Alene does not want the Patriot Front there. She was very clear about that:

During Monday’s press conference, Mayor Hammond said the city of Coeur d’Alene would not return to “the days of the Aryan nations.”

“We are the same city that we were last week and that city is a city that respects everyone,” Hammond said. “We are not a city that wants to discriminate, we are not a city that wishes to bring any hurt on anyone. We will do everything we can to make sure we continue to stay past those types of problems.”

krem.com

While the Aryan Nations wasn’t in CDA, they were just up the road in Hayden. You can read the Wikipedia article on how the main organization was taken down around 2000 and how it’s divided into a number of factions. But you want to know what’s depressing? We thought all that shiz was going away, and if anything, it’s worse than ever.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 13, 2022 • 10:17:39pm

Wording

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Belafon  Jun 13, 2022 • 10:21:46pm

I don’t know anything about this guy, but this sucks:

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Belafon  Jun 13, 2022 • 10:26:26pm
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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 10:56:14pm

David Frum on Monday’s crypto-currency meltdown:

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 11:01:15pm

Interesting thread on how, when Congress determined US post-Civil War monetary policy, it resulted in some very unexpected economic and political results. And how current economic policy might affect us going forward.

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Jason Munro  Jun 13, 2022 • 11:02:02pm

I have never invested in crypto, though I have had the misfortune of being forced by an employer to build an app using blockchain, so I am familiar with the underpinnings of the tech. I recently came up with a new shit-coin idea that I think deserves attention:

Sleepycoin!

Rather than burn all our natural resources solving stupid brute force hash problems, sleepycoins are mined by sleeping X amount of seconds. Each new coin requires that the process sleep for a longer period. The sleep time is randomly reduced by a fraction based on how slow the CPU frequency is. So the slower your mining rig is the more likely you are to mine the next coin. Just imagine a data-center full of Raspberry Pi’s silently humming along using almost no power …

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 11:02:40pm

Ha!

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ckkatz  Jun 13, 2022 • 11:19:06pm

re: #69 mmmirele

The mayor of Coeur D’Alene does not want the Patriot Front there. She was very clear about that:

krem.com

While the Aryan Nations wasn’t in CDA, they were just up the road in Hayden. You can read the Wikipedia article on how the main organization was taken down around 2000 and how it’s divided into a number of factions. But you want to know what’s depressing? We thought all that shiz was going away, and if anything, it’s worse than ever.

Very true! After the Aryan Nations were taken down, there had been hope that these idiots were not coming back. Their return and presence in the area would, at a minimum, destroy property values.

A lizard posted some stuff recently about another of these ‘Utopia’ projects, “The Free State Project”, and what they did to the small town of Grafton in the process.

A lot of these folks and radical preppers talk about going to the “free” wide open spaces of Rural America. Iirc, some folks took a look at Yugoslavia during their 1990s Civil War and figured out that suburbia was likely the best spot to in during major civil disturbances. Cities were too dependent upon bringing supplies. And rural areas were so sparsely populated that a small gang of thugs could easily take them over.

My grandparents were part of the great urbanization of America, moving out of rural small farms into the towns. And I can understand why.

And I have heard many stories from others about the hardships of small farming back in the first half of the 20th Century.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 14, 2022 • 2:45:49am

re: #77 ckkatz

Very true! After the Aryan Nations were taken down, there had been hope that these idiots were not coming back. Their return and presence in the area would, at a minimum, destroy property values.

A lizard posted some stuff recently about another of these ‘Utopia’ projects, “The Free State Project”, and what they did to the small town of Grafton in the process.

A lot of these folks and radical preppers talk about going to the “free” wide open spaces of Rural America. Iirc, some folks took a look at Yugoslavia during their 1990s Civil War and figured out that suburbia was likely the best spot to in during major civil disturbances. Cities were too dependent upon bringing supplies. And rural areas were so sparsely populated that a small gang of thugs could easily take them over.

My grandparents were part of the great urbanization of America, moving out of rural small farms into the towns. And I can understand why.

And I have heard many stories from others about the hardships of small farming back in the first half of the 20th Century.

I just saw an interview with the leader of the NH State House Republicans, Jason Osborne, and it turns out he’s a Freedom Project transplant libertarian who—-like several others—has infiltrated the state GOP. He’s one of the people who pushed the “no divisivie topics in schools; give parents power!” guys. In the same sentence he said, “though I didn’t go to school here and my kids aren’t in local public schools.” They’re already taking over. Btw, they hate GOP governor Sununu for his covid mandates.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:16:26am

My vocabulary is weird.

Wordle 360 2/6

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:21:49am

re: #57 ckkatz

I am also wondering at what point “crypto-mining” becomes unprofitable.

Crypto-mining becomes unprofitable as soon as there are no rubes to fleece. Bitcoin is literally a pyramid scheme, albeit an unusually long-lived one that has been successful in gaining global status. All the other coins are basically built on the premise that they can get tons of real cash from people investing in them before the next collapse exposes their con.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:24:01am

re: #26 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump would have had them tear-gassed.

They’re White women so no. He would have asked them to marry him.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:25:53am
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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:44:44am

There’s a study out that Governor DeathSantis and others, I’m sure, will be salivating over, purporting to demonstrate that access to gender-affirming care increases the risk of youth suicide. Turns out, it’s the worst-run study you’ve never heard of.

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TarHellion  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:45:14am

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Ugh, made a mess of this one. Went with too many wild guesses, instead of better strategy. So it goes. Make it great day/night folks!

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 3:50:32am

RE: Peter Navarro: Representing himself in court is going just SWELL, so far.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:32:56am

re: #2 gocart mozart

Turns out Lin Wood is a flat earther and a moon landing truther, because lobotomy Genesis.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:37:05am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:42:46am

re: #2 gocart mozart

Turns out Lin Wood is a flat earther and a moon landing truther, because lobotomy Genesis.

I read most of the Bible…many, many years ago. I don’t recall Jebus or Bible stating the world is flat. Did I miss a chapter?

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:48:23am

re: #88 Dr. Matt

I read most of the Bible…many, many years ago. I don’t recall Jebus or Bible stating the world is flat. Did I miss a chapter?

The Bible is, in general, not a scientific textbook. Aside from the creation narrative and the Great Flood, which are pretty open to interpretation, most of it sticks to historical narratives and religious teachings. These people take “This is the Word of God and should be an authoritative influence in your life” to its logical extreme, that is to say, “This is the Word of God, and anything that isn’t in here is bunk.”

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:48:26am

FFS

City Paying Cop Who Posted Nazi Symbol in Office $1.5M to Go Away

Looking at the face, it’s a sure bet he smells like bologna and axe body spray.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:52:32am

13 years ago, at 12 noon, the imminent and future MrsDM and I kissed among family and friends, and were pronounced married.

It’s been a great adventure ever since.

Everyone flying flags today is just a bonus.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:53:46am

re: #91 Dangerman

13 years ago, at 12 noon, the imminent and future MrsDM and I kissed among family and friends, and were pronounced married.

It’s been a great adventure ever since.

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Everyone flying flags today is just a bonus.

Congratulations! May you have many more years of wedded bliss.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:54:19am

re: #89 Dopamine Fish

The Bible is, in general, not a scientific textbook. Aside from the creation narrative and the Great Flood, which are pretty open to interpretation, most of it sticks to historical narratives and religious teachings. These people take “This is the Word of God and should be an authoritative influence in your life” to its logical extreme, that is to say, “This is the Word of God, and anything that isn’t in here is bunk.”

kind of like Alito and the constitution

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:56:25am

re: #93 Dangerman

kind of like Alito and the constitution

Actually, exactly like, including the, “And anything that’s in here that we don’t like or don’t agree with, we’ll simply handwave away and loudly argue with anyone who points it out.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 14, 2022 • 4:58:44am

re: #88 Dr. Matt

I read most of the Bible…many, many years ago. I don’t recall Jebus or Bible stating the world is flat. Did I miss a chapter?

When, allegedly, Satan took Jesus up to a high point to see the whole world, the implication is that yes, if one was on the highest mountain one could see the whole world.

The cosmology of the time, and at least for those who were part of that society (and not one of the Greeks who figured out the actual diameter of a ball-Earth) held the Earth flat and over-head a series of layers all the way up until one reached a god.

That is why Paul wrote of a “third heaven”, because there were multiple layers of the heavens, sort of like an onion, as a great dome over a flat Earth.

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:01:32am

re: #85 Dopamine Fish

RE: Peter Navarro: Representing himself in court is going just SWELL, so far.

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Peter Navarro: “I’M REPRESENTING MYSELF BECAUSE I REFUSE TO SPEND MY MONEY HIRING A LAWYER!”

Also Peter Navarro: “THE COURT NEEDS TO GIVE ME SPECIAL TREATMENT BECAUSE I’M REFUSING TO GET A LAWYER!!!”

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Decatur Deb  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:10:19am

re: #95 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

When, allegedly, Satan took Jesus up to a high point to see the whole world, the implication is that yes, if one was on the highest mountain one could see the whole world.

The cosmology of the time, and at least for those who were part of that society (and not one of the Greeks who figured out the actual diameter of a ball-Earth) held the Earth flat and over-head a series of layers all the way up until one reached a god.

That is why Paul wrote of a “third heaven”, because there were multiple layers of the heavens, sort of like an onion, as a great dome over a flat Earth.

Dante copped a fair cosmology from Aristotle (for which he put him in the nice part of Hell). The last line of Paradiso is strangely modern: “The love that drives the
Sun and other stars.”

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:13:58am

Perhaps Pete’s hoping to appeal his eventual conviction by claiming ineffective counsel.

//

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:15:28am

re: #79 Dopamine Fish

My vocabulary is weird.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:19:03am

re: #99 Eventual Carrion

Took me to 5/6 today

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:20:16am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:20:59am

re: #91 Dangerman

13 years ago, at 12 noon, the imminent and future MrsDM and I kissed among family and friends, and were pronounced married.

It’s been a great adventure ever since.

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Everyone flying flags today is just a bonus.

Thanks for reminding me. Ours is coming up on the 18th. Will be 23 years for us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:22:06am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:22:41am

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

not the biggest issue but some real diversity issues in this group

They range from white trash to hillbilly hicks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:23:00am
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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:23:40am

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Evergreen:

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Jay C  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:23:42am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

And do we KNOW it was “accidental” ???

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:23:44am

re: #98 Targetpractice

Perhaps Pete’s hoping to appeal his eventual conviction by claiming ineffective counsel.

//

“So what you’re telling me is, you incompetently represented yourself, in your own trial, and feel that this has earned you the right to a new trial.”
“…Yes, Your Honor.”
“I’m not going to lie, my head hurts trying to think about this. Everybody take a 15-minute recess while I try to process what I just heard.”

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:24:58am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Moe Avattar  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:26:18am

re: #100 Dr. Matt

But of course:

Patriot Front member kicked out of mom’s house following arrest: ‘This is not who I raised’

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One younger Patriot Front associate in my home town had an even more humiliating fate after being caught putting up Nazi stickers;
His mommy grounded him!

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:33:33am

re: #109 Dopamine Fish

“So what you’re telling me is, you incompetently represented yourself, in your own trial, and feel that this has earned you the right to a new trial.”
“…Yes, Your Honor.”
****
“I’m not going to lie, my head hurts trying to think about this. Everybody take a 15-minute recess while I try to process what I just heard.”

**** and I think I can do better if given Another chance

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Decatur Deb  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:34:26am

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

not the biggest issue but some real diversity issues in this group

Yeah, I see yellow, black, white, and the inevitable wifebeater.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:35:31am
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Decatur Deb  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:36:51am

When he was a presidential candidate, Russian oil was on the open market.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:37:30am
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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:39:24am

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is it weird that my brain is already dissociating from how completely fucked up the Trump Administration was? It’s like it refuses to process, even though I lived through it and the daily reminders that our government was being run by literal psychopaths.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:40:20am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:40:54am

oh good fucking grief, marge

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Decatur Deb  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:41:22am

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bannon might be the central pathway that brought a lot of ancient bullshit into the current dialog. Beyond fascism, he’s got some weird crap going on with paleo-catholics.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:42:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:43:12am

I like the hey ho, hey ho part…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:44:12am

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cro-Magnon man still walks amongst us.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:45:42am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

One of the reasons prices have gone up is because a handful of companies who control the market have raised shipping prices by as much as 1,000%. It’s outrageous — and I’m calling on Congress to crack down on them.

Why does Biden hate Free Enterprise?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:48:06am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Did you know Donald Trump spent his presidency seeking out and eliminating anyone in his administration who wasn’t a full-out conscience-less ass-kissing swivel-eyed conspiracy loon?

On his first day in office he insisted that his inauguration crowds were bigger than Obama’s, and that’s when Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer first introduced the concept of “alternate facts”, which is the basis on which he ran his administration.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:48:59am

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

I love the line, “there is no further threat to public safety.” The killer cop is still free, and he was literally the only threat in this situation.

I was spending months wandering alone through Paint Creek and Louisa Fork, mapping-in archaeological sites. One of the locals I knew told me a murderer had escaped from a local lockup: “Don’t you worry, though, he’s only after family.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:49:48am

re: #8 Patricia Kayden

Idaho officers getting death threats after arresting 31 Patriot Front white nationalists near Pride event

Blue Lives Matter less than white supremacists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:51:40am

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

Former US president Barack Obama passed by an unexpected choir of Danish girls rehearsing in their apartment with their balcony doors open

He kindly asked if they would keep singing for him to enjoy

Conservative News Spin: “Obama stalks young girls through open balcony door.”

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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:53:23am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Conservative News Spin: “Obama stalks young girls through open balcony door.”

Conservative News Spin in 2 days: “Obama enslaves youth choir group for personal performances”

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Belafon  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:54:15am

re: #98 Targetpractice

Perhaps Pete’s hoping to appeal his eventual conviction by claiming ineffective counsel.

//

The Supreme Court just ruled that’s not a valid argument.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:56:02am

re: #130 Belafon

The Supreme Court just ruled that’s not a valid argument.

Only if he appeals the Appeals Court upholding his conviction because of ineffective counsel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:57:50am

re: #34 Crush White Nationalism

Trump was always just a symptom of the rot. A healthy party couldn’t be taken over by this dimwitted demagogue, but a deeply-sick party driven by extremist religion and hate of the other was easily exploited. The next demagogue won’t be as stupid as Trump is.

The GOP could not field a serious or competent candidate in 2016. Trump stepped up on a protest platform, and only a handful dared take him on because they were all all eager to pick up his supporters once he flamed out or dropped outa as everyone was expecting him to do.

And that at some point, DT became the uncontestable front runner, and everyone in the party who criticized him backpedaled and snapped into line..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:58:01am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 5:59:33am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:00:34am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP could not field a serious or competent candidate in 2016. Trump stepped up on a protest platform, and only a handful dared take him on because they were all all eager to pick up his supporters once he flamed out or dropped outa as everyone was expecting him to do.

Yeah, no kidding. The party was ripe for a hostile takeover when Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were considered the early favorites “serious” candidates.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:00:50am

re: #60 Belafon

And the difference between investing in Crypto vs the Stock Market is the speed at which it comes down.

The Stock Market has certain checks built in to halt trading if the decline becomes too precipitous. But Bitcoin is all about Freedom from Regulation

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darthstar  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:02:25am

Mornin’ everyone. If McConnell is worried about SCOTUS security, why doesn’t he just give them guns?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:03:21am

re: #74 ckkatz

A recession doesn’t necessarily spell doom for the president on duty. Eisenhower absorbed a 10 month recession in 1953-54 and still got re-elected in 1956. Reagan overcame a ferocious recession in 1981-82 to win re-election in 1984. But…

THEY WERE REPUBLICANS

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:03:46am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

THEY WERE REPUBLICANS

Reagan, especially, was the leader of a Republican cult of personality.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:05:36am

“It’s a Tuesday in 2022, which means it’s time for yet another stop in Donald Trump’s post-presidency revenge tour against incumbent Republicans he thinks have wronged him.”
Link
This is the framing
Ex prez
Revenge

Totally normal

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:10:58am

re: #139 Dopamine Fish

Reagan, especially, was the leader of a Republican cult of personality.

Ike was a major Personality, but he was bipartisan and set out to be the President of America, not of just the States Who Voted For Him.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:15:14am

re: #135 Dr. Matt

Yeah, no kidding. The party was ripe for a hostile takeover when Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were considered the early favorites “serious” candidates.

They had nothing but empty suits to run, because they have nothing to offer except hate, but kept it coded to appear respectable. Trump just blurted it out, and the GOP base loved him for it.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:20:51am

Facepalm.

North Carolina Republicans Want To Ban Free EV Chargers Unless Offered With Free Gas and Diesel

Four Republican state senators introduced a strange bill in North Carolina this week that would cut haughty EV owners off from getting a little free juice at the grocery store or library unless those places also offered free gas and diesel.

Yes, members of the party that decries the participation award generation are demanding free stuff from both private and public spaces based on their personal car buying choices. Not only would the bill require locations that offer free charging to offer free gas, but would require the removal of EV chargers are locations that did not adhere to these demands.

jalopnik.com

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:25:16am

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Facepalm.

jalopnik.com

The GOP believes in the free market, except when it doesn’t.

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darthstar  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:27:40am
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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:29:00am

re: #135 Dr. Matt

Yeah, no kidding. The party was ripe for a hostile takeover when Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were considered the early favorite “serious” candidates.

My belief remains that had Trump not run in 2016, it would have been a race between the two of them. Jeb would have run as the “heir apparent,” trying to convince the party that all the good that daddy and bro had done would happen once again under his reign. While Ted would have convinced the goobers that felt his skin being sufficiently pasty to pass as “white” was “one of them” in their hatred of any that did not look and sound exactly like them.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:29:36am

If Trump Wasn’t Lying, That’s Worse
A delusional president is far more dangerous than a mendacious one.

But the evidence actually points to a different conclusion: Trump wasn’t lying in the way that other presidents have done. He was simply impervious. He refused to accept unwelcome facts. And that degree of imperviousness, in a president, is much more dangerous than dishonesty.

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jeffreyw  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:29:45am

Homer takes an interest

Good morning!

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lizardofid  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:33:50am

re: #148 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Enjoying the Food Channel.

Oh, good morning!

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:34:35am

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Facepalm.

jalopnik.com

Fine. No free EV chargers. the bill Becomes moot.
Discount it Some other way, at the register


Eta effing autocorrect

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Belafon  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:35:40am

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

I predicted this three days ago. Not hard to predict.

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Belafon  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:37:56am

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Facepalm.

jalopnik.com

“That’ll be a quarter for your EV charge, and a 25 cent discount off of your purchase.”

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:39:46am

re: #151 Belafon

I predicted this three days ago. Not hard to predict.

People like Shapiro have to have something to fuel their marks’ outrage; they make stuff up when necessary.

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Belafon  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:40:37am

We’re going to see a lot of stations with restaurants again.

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:41:10am

re: #147 Dangerman

If Trump Wasn’t Lying, That’s Worse
A delusional president is far more dangerous than a mendacious one.

Reagan’s handlers convinced most of the public during Iran-Contra that he was one of three things: Oblivious, stupid, or both (i.e. senile). If he was oblivious, then he was unaware of what was going on. If he was stupid, then he couldn’t comprehend what was going on. And if he was both, then he couldn’t understand what was going on even if told.

Any of these were preferable to the reality that many did not want to accept: That a sitting President had initiated the sale of weapons to a hostile foreign power to secure the safe release of American hostages, that he’d done it despite it being a massive breach of federal law, and that he’d then ordered the cover-up of such to avoid the ensuing fallout. They preferred to believe that Ron was a doddering old man than an active participant in the worst criminal act by a president since Watergate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:41:57am

I recall ready about how the Navy was planning to do maneuvers with alternative fuels as energy sources as a feasibility study and Congress blocked it citing a rule that they had to use the “cheapest energy sources possible”.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:48:08am

re: #156 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall ready about how the Navy was planning to do maneuvers with alternative energy sources as a feasibility study and Congress blocked it citing a rule that they had to use the “cheapest energy sources possible”.

Now I’m wondering how much of a stink was made about the Air Force flying B-52’s with hybrid jet fuel made with biofuel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:48:46am

From newsmax

“Peter Navarro: Jan. 6 Hearings Aim to Spoil Trump ‘24 Bid”

Yunno, in most civilized nations, planning and attempting a violent coup to overthrow an election would be grounds to spoil anyone’s chances of running for office ever again…

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JC1  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:49:36am

re: #60 Belafon

And the difference between investing in Crypto vs the Stock Market is the speed at which it comes down.

With stocks, you have somewhat rational valuation models to tell you if something is a good value or not. With crypto, it’s just the greater fool theory.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 14, 2022 • 6:53:19am

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:03:30am

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Facepalm.

jalopnik.com

It’s not going anywhere. It’s a joke bill and no one wants to waste time on it.

Republican House majority whip for North Carolina was fairly unimpressed with the bill, telling WNCT after barely glancing at it that “It doesn’t seem to be something that is moving forward.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:06:30am

re: #147 Dangerman

If Trump Wasn’t Lying, That’s Worse
A delusional president is far more dangerous than a mendacious one.

He was spouting lies he really believes.

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lizardofid  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:06:57am

Wordle 360 2/6 (because it just lined up for me.) They had been torturing me in the last week or two, by mixing in words that used the same letter twice, which seems to get in my head for some reason.

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mmmirele  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:07:04am

The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting is in Anaheim this year. They’ll be electing a new president and trying to figure out how to get themselves out of the hole they’ve dug over decades by covering up child sexual abuse.

Yesterday, the SBC’s Pastors Convention rejected Voddie Baucham as president but it was a close thing. The Pastors Convention president is only in charge of who speaks at the next Pastors Convention, but it’s considered a stepping stone to greater things. Baucham, a representative of the Conservative Baptist Network, is author of an anti-CRT work that seriously (fatally) misrepresents what he’s criticizing. It’s a horrible piece of work. He’s also such an asshat that he calls babies “vipers in diapers” as a way to defend hitting them (it’s also part of his Calvinism).

Rob Downen of the Houston Chronicle is there and posted the following from the Conservative Baptist Network breakfast.

ETA: Downen says that Charlie Kirk is there and they’re taking pictures with him.

The SBC can’t burn down fast enough.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:18:26am
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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:28:28am

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Facepalm.

jalopnik.com

The answer is pretty clear:

In Arizona, for example, gas averaged $5.69 per gallon during the period surveyed, while electricity averaged $0.23 per kwh. At those prices, filling up a Honda Civic would cost $70.55 while charging a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range would cost just $12.54, equivalent to $0.17 per mile for the Honda and $0.05 per mile for the Tesla, according to the analysis.

In Georgia and Florida, the cost-per-mile gap shrinks slightly, but still remains a significant $0.13 per mile for the Civic and $0.03 for the Model 3.

When electric cars were generally lead-acid or nickel-hydride powered shoeboxes that took 8+ hours to recharge for less than 300 miles per full charge, the critics carried the day by declaring that “cheap” petrol meant suffering no more than a few minutes per fill-up. Plus the poor efficiency of early electric cars meant you either couldn’t include accessories or you ate into the already poor range whenever you were stuck in traffic. And such batteries were finicky, needing low and steady charging to avoid damaging the cells or reducing the overall life of the units, which would mean expensive replacement in a few years while petrol-powered cars were going tens or hundreds of thousands of miles without major parts failing.

Problem is that that reality is slowly dissolving. “Cheap” petrol is going away, while lithium-ion and other emerging battery technologies are allowing cars with longer ranges, faster charging times, and better battery life. The biggest argument against adopting them was “convenience,” the quick fill-up with petrol versus the hours-long charging cycle. But fast-chargers, while detrimental to the life span of Li-ion batteries in the long run, allowing charging dead batteries in less than an hour and topping-off batteries taken down to less than that. Plus the disappearance of “cheap” petrol means people are reevaluating just how much driving they do regularly and realizing electric cars fill most of their needs. Petrol is in danger of becoming a niche product in our lifetimes, limited to rural areas until such time that battery/charger tech cracks that barrier.

The Church of Oil is facing a serious crisis of faith and responding in the only fashion they know how: Trying to kill off that which threatens them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:35:38am

re: #166 Targetpractice

When my wife and I were in Vegas last month, we rented a 2022 Honda Civic Hybrid. We only had to fill the tank three times and that includes a day trip to Utah we took.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:52:21am

re: #167 Eclectic Cyborg

When my wife and I were in Vegas last month, we rented a 2022 Honda Civic Hybrid. We only had to fill the tank three times and that includes a day trip to Utah we took.

Before the pandemic I was buying gas once a month for my Prius, driving 8.8 miles each way every weekday. Now it’s more like once every two years. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who buy gas guzzlers unless their business needs require it.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:55:39am
This staff reduction comes after Coinbase started rescinding job offers that had already been accepted by candidates. The sudden change left even some visa holders in limbo as well as others who’d bypassed other opportunities or arranged to leave their previous jobs. In a report yesterday, Motherboard counted over 300 people whose offers were rescinded.

Other cryptocurrency firms like BlockFi, crypto.com, and Gemini have also announced layoffs recently after the price of Bitcoin has gone down in each of the last 12 weeks and now sits around $21,884 after peaking at about $69,000 last November.

In the blog post, Armstrong says, “In the next hour every employee will receive an email from HR informing if you are affected or unaffected by this layoff.” Those being let go will get at least 14 weeks of severance plus an additional two weeks for every year of employment after their first — plus four months of COBRA health insurance in the US and four months of mental health support globally as well as access to its talent hub that is supposed to try and help them find new jobs.

Coinbase is laying off 1,100 employees as Bitcoin prices continue to fall (TheVerge)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:56:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 7:56:51am

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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lizardofid  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:04:29am

Is there an app, or some other kind of service, that would allow people to meet potential car pool partners? Something like the dating apps, but for commuters. Or is that a horrible idea?

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:04:30am

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s probably just a Republican creep rather than being blackmailed.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:06:36am

re: #172 lizardofid

Is there an app, or some other kind of service, that would allow people to meet potential car pool partners? Something like the dating apps, but for commuters. Or is that a horrible idea?

Waze, BlaBlaCar, etc. Google carpool app.

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lizardofid  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:07:47am

re: #174 Crush White Nationalism

Waze, BlaBlaCar, etc. Google carpool app.

Thanks!

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:09:31am

As much as I hate the man, the one big contribution that Musk has made to the world is to replicate the success that Ford had with the automobile in convincing the public that EVs can be affordable everyday drivers rather than expensive toys for the rich and connected. Ironically, the same attitude that lead ol’ Henry to believe that his Model T was all the car a man would need until his company was in danger of being run out of business by competitors, Musk is ignorant of the reality that allowing innovation to stagnate while he focuses on pipe dream projects is giving his competition the room they need to start eating his lunch.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:11:32am

re: #172 lizardofid

Is there an app, or some other kind of service, that would allow people to meet potential car pool partners? Something like the dating apps, but for commuters. Or is that a horrible idea?

When I lived in DC and worked for the government, carpooling was huge. I don’t know how the system got set up. There were places in the burbs where you could pick up a carpool and specific places in DC where these carpools got dropped off. Most people carpooled in organized carpools. If you missed your carpool or is wasn’t running on a specific day, you could go to a designated pick up spot and get a ride into DC.

I remember talking to a co-worker who carpooled from VA south of DC. Her carpool wasn’t running one day so she went to the Springfield Mall and found a carpool that needed a rider who would drop off near our office.

This was all well organized in the early-mid 1990s. I suspect they use existing social media these days.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:15:12am

re: #158 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

From newsmax

“Peter Navarro: Jan. 6 Hearings Aim to Spoil Trump ‘24 Bid”

Yunno, in most civilized nations, planning and attempting a violent coup to overthrow an election would be grounds to spoil anyone’s chances of running for office ever again…

And in most uncivilized nations it would spoil anyone’s chance of taking their next breath.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:17:49am

re: #176 Targetpractice

As much as I hate the man, the one big contribution that Musk has made to the world is to replicate the success that Ford had with the automobile in convincing the public that EVs can be affordable everyday drivers rather than expensive toys for the rich and connected. Ironically, the same attitude that lead ol’ Henry to believe that his Model T was all the car a man would need until his company was in danger of being run out of business by competitors, Musk is ignorant of the reality that allowing innovation to stagnate while he focuses on pipe dream projects is giving his competition the room they need to start eating his lunch.

Their crappiest car appears to be $44,990. That’s still an expensive toy to me. My Prius was a little over $8K used.

While searching my email for the price, I saw that the dealer I bought it from has sent me a bunch of emails wanting to buy it back due to a shortage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:18:13am
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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:18:56am

re: #179 Crush White Nationalism

Their crappiest car appears to be $44,990. That’s still an expensive toy to me. My Prius was a little over $8K used.

While searching my email for the price, I saw that the dealer I bought it from has sent me a bunch of emails wanting to buy it back due to a shortage.

You might look into that. You can sometimes get a surprising amount of money for a decently used car from a dealer who’s looking to buy up some stock. My parents did that, and it wound up paying for one of their generations of Suburbans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:20:03am
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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:20:04am

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

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1. it’s outright, not “out right”
2. how many people were trying to feed you alcohol that you had to refuse in all caps?

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:26:43am

Vice News: “On February 10, over a week before the platform went live, the developers set up Trump’s account. But that account was not the first one set up on the platform. A full 24-hours earlier, the developers running Truth Social set up an account with a single letter in its name: @Q.”

“Now, four months later, the platform is overrun with QAnon content, pushed by multiple QAnon influencers who have been given verified profiles on the platform. And now, Trump himself is boosting the QAnon content, resharing dozens of posts containing QAnon imagery, phrases, or memes.”

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:28:57am

re: #184 Dangerman

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:29:26am
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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:33:22am

re: #185 Dangerman

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He seeks out worse and worse sources of information in an attempt to soothe himself.
If the devil actually existed, Trump would seek him out in order to be lied to, because mortal liars won’t be enough to keep him calm.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:34:21am

re: #184 Dangerman

As someone with a Truth Social account, I can verify that. Its a QAnon cesspool.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:35:42am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

I just got a 12 hour timeout for saying that Trump should have been tarred and feathered as soon as he said “we’ll see.” That was really fast.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:35:59am

the hearings are a success so far because of two things:

- almost all of the relentless march of (imo) deeply incriminating evidence has come directly from TFG and/or Republicans.

- Adults are running the show, not the inmates. McCarthy blew it bad. Imagine the leakage if Jordan was in the room as they investigated all these months. Imagine him on the panel during the televised hearings. Instead there is commonality and buy-in of the purpose of why they are all there.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:38:23am

re: #86 No Malarkey!

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:40:44am

re: #172 lizardofid

Is there an app, or some other kind of service, that would allow people to meet potential car pool partners? Something like the dating apps, but for commuters. Or is that a horrible idea?

We have something called commute smart.

CommuteSmart is a federally-funded initiative of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham that formed in 1999 to promote alternative commuting options for the Birmingham area.

May be something similar in your region.

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No Malarkey!  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:40:50am

re: #190 Dangerman

the hearings are a success so far because of two things:

- almost all of the relentless march of (imo) deeply incriminating evidence has come directly from TFG and/or Republicans.

- Adults are running the show, not the inmates. McCarthy blew it bad. Imagine the leakage if Jordan was in the room as they investigated all these months. Imagine him on the panel during the televised hearings. Instead there is commonality and buy-in of the purpose of why they are all there.

Part of the reason that McCarthy pulled out was because Pelosi wouldn’t allow Jordan on the committee. But McCarthy fucked up by not having slightly more reputable Republicans on the Committee to act as spoilers.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:49:17am
“In the 1980s, Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas had a moment of clarity: She realized she had fallen in with a group she considered ‘a cult’ and sought to be ‘deprogrammed’ from it,” NBC News reports.


“It’s difficult to reconcile Thomas then and now, four people who worked with her at the height of her anti-cult activism through the late 1980s said in interviews. After she spent years trying to expose cults, these people found Thomas’s efforts to promote outlandish plans to overturn the 2020 results, particularly the text messages and emails in which she referenced false election conspiracies that originated in QAnon circles on the internet, surprising. Democrats and Republicans alike have said QAnon supporters exhibit cult-like behavior.”

you think it’s odd that a man with the intellectual heft, sturdy moral character, impeccable reasoning abilities and widespread respect of a Clarence Thomas would end up with a flake who could be talked into a windowless van with a free candy sign?

oh wait, i forgot the ———> //

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:52:34am

re: #194 Dangerman

you think it’s odd that a man with the intellectual heft, sturdy moral character, impeccable reasoning abilities and widespread respect of a Clarence Thomas would end up with a flake who could be talked into a windowless van with a free candy sign?

oh wait, i forgot the ———> //

I wonder if Republicans still say that QAnon is a cult now that Trump has fully embraced these freaks because they’re the only people who actually believe what he says.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:52:55am
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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:53:33am

re: #193 No Malarkey!

Part of the reason that McCarthy pulled out was because Pelosi wouldn’t allow Jordan on the committee. But McCarthy fucked up by not having slightly more reputable Republicans on the Committee to act as spoilers.

exactly and i was implying both points as to why there are only adults in the room
- pelosi wouldnt stand for nonsense on this.
- mccarthy didnt try with someone more ‘reasonable’

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:54:06am

re: #193 No Malarkey!

Part of the reason that McCarthy pulled out was because Pelosi wouldn’t allow Jordan on the committee. But McCarthy fucked up by not having slightly more reputable Republicans on the Committee to act as spoilers.

People do not say that McCarthy is stupid just to be mean. He was the person stupid enough to take that job with the party the delusional propaganda-driven wreck that it is today.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:54:08am
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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:54:37am

re: #193 No Malarkey!

Part of the reason that McCarthy pulled out was because Pelosi wouldn’t allow Jordan on the committee. But McCarthy fucked up by not having slightly more reputable Republicans on the Committee to act as spoilers.

McCarthy wants to be Speaker so badly he can taste it. It’s “his turn,” after he rejected the job when John of Orange bailed out because he realized whoever became Speaker was gonna take the fall for the House GQP getting decimated in the midterms. Which means learning the fine art of tickling Trump’s prostate the way he likes without ending up smelling like shit.

His cunning plan with regards to the committee was to first deny Pelosi a bipartisan committee outright by refusing to agree to creating it, then thinking he was entrapping her into creating a “partisan” one by accepting the offer to nominate Repubs to the select committee only to then act “outraged” when she outright rejected the spoilers. Which is why there was so much hate directed towards Cheney and Kinzinger, as the House GQP were all supposed to be on the same page that no Repub would sit on the committee so it could be attacked for only employing Dems.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:56:56am

re: #166 Targetpractice

The answer is pretty clear:

The Church of Oil is facing a serious crisis of faith and responding in the only fashion they know how: Trying to kill off that which threatens them.

It is an article of faith, I recall Saint Rushbaugh telling his listeners that he would rather shoot himself in the foot than drive a Prius.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 14, 2022 • 8:59:48am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP could not field a serious or competent candidate in 2016. Trump stepped up on a protest platform, and only a handful dared take him on because they were all all eager to pick up his supporters once he flamed out or dropped outa as everyone was expecting him to do.

And that at some point, DT became the uncontestable front runner, and everyone in the party who criticized him backpedaled and snapped into line..

We may not like them but Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio were all candidates with real credentials, certainly as real as Barack Obama or Bush 41.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:00:00am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an article of faith, I recall Saint Rush of Limbaugh telling his listeners that he would rather shoot himself in the foot than drive a Prius.

And all of his “SUV Updates,” where he would lampoon the media for talking about, “an SUV drove into a building,” or, “an SUV caused a 10-car pileup on the freeway,” as if the SUV had agency and wasn’t driven by an idiot. The implication, of course, being that there’s nothing wrong with SUVs, only the people driving them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:01:06am

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

We may not like them but Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio were all candidates with real credentials, certainly as real as Barack Obama or Bush 41.

Competent perhaps, but lacking in any charisma or broad appeal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:01:25am

thread:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:03:53am

re: #203 Dopamine Fish

And all of his “SUV Updates,” where he would lampoon the media for talking about, “an SUV drove into a building,” or, “an SUV caused a 10-car pileup on the freeway,” as if the SUV had agency and wasn’t driven by an idiot. The implication, of course, being that there’s nothing wrong with SUVs, only the people driving them.

The SUV wave of the 80’s and 90’s came about because they were declared exempt from EPA mileage restrictions that applied to other cars. Note that station wagons all disappeared from production about the same time.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:04:49am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an article of faith, I recall Saint Rushbaugh telling his listeners that he would rather shoot himself in the foot than drive a Prius.

He didn’t shoot himself in the foot, but he is dead, and my Prius is still running.

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:05:15am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Competent perhaps, but lacking in any charisma or broad appeal.

The GQP field in 2016 was split between “competent but boring” and “total assholes.”

As noted above, Jeb was the “heir apparent” who was supposed to “Dubya but smarter.”

Kasich was “McCain, but without the war record.”

Christie was supposed to be “the asshole who Dems could work with.”

Cruz was “your racist uncle in a cheap suit.”

And Rubio was “the young kid trying to pad his resume.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:05:25am

re: #169 Crush White Nationalism

Coinbase is laying off 1,100 employees as Bitcoin prices continue to fall (TheVerge)

If only there had been some kind of warning that crypto would turn out to be a complete shitshow…

///

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:06:03am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

If only there had been some kind of warning that crypto would turn out to be a complete shitshow…

///

Who would ever believe that a Ponzi scheme could fail?

/////

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Jay C  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:07:07am

re: #200 Targetpractice

Another factor, I am sure, is that McCarthy and the GOPers were/are likely to view the 1/6 Hearings solely through the lens of their own interpretations: that (a la Benghazi) these sorts of hearings are pure Political Theater, designed only to gin up fake outrage among the “base” and create soundbites and clickbait for RW media. Hence the near-universal dismissal from the Red seats…..

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:10:43am

re: #211 Jay C

Another factor, I am sure, is that McCarthy and the GOPers were/are likely to view the 1/6 Hearings solely through the lens of their own interpretations: that (a la Benghazi) these sorts of hearings are pure Political Theater, designed only to gin up fake outrage among the “base” and create soundbites and clickbait for RW media. Hence the near-universal dismissal from the Red seats…..

That was the goal and the media certainly has been helping to play into that perception by churning out BS articles declaring that the Dems are only bringing up 1/6 to try to “change the topic” of the midterms. Which is why he’s rather livid that Liz is spoiling all that by leading the charge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:11:12am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

If only there had been some kind of warning that crypto would turn out to be a complete shitshow…

///

People lost their faith in governments’ ability to manage currencies. So they decided to put their faith in a bunch of anonymous Internet coin miners instead.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:13:17am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People lost their faith in governments’ ability to manage currencies. So they decided to put their faith in a bunch of anonymous Internet coin miners instead.

Did they lose faith, or were Libertarians just trying to undermine government currencies?

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:16:12am

re: #214 Crush White Nationalism

Did they lose faith, or were Libertarians just trying to undermine government currencies?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:17:34am

re: #148 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:21:21am

re: #214 Crush White Nationalism

Did they lose faith, or were Libertarians just trying to undermine government currencies?

A bit of both. Currency is a promise. Libertarians preached that governments would be unable to keep their promises over the long term and the only way out was to create our own independent, unregulated non-governmental currencies.

Like a lot of of Libertarianism; a brilliant concept but a failure in practice.

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Targetpractice  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:24:51am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A bit of both. Currency is a promise. Libertarians preached that governments would be unable to keep their promises over the long term and the only way out was to create our own independent, unregulated non-governmental currencies.

Like a lot of of Libertarianism; a brilliant concept but a failure in practice.

A successful failure, if one doesn’t believe it was a massive con job from the get go.

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Dangerman  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:25:36am

re: #209 Eclectic Cyborg

If only there had been some kind of warning that crypto would turn out to be a complete shitshow…

///

crypto is all virtual
what they need all those employees for ? //

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austin_blue  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:26:13am

re: #100 Dr. Matt

But of course:

Patriot Front member kicked out of mom’s house following arrest: ‘This is not who I raised’

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Poor kid needs a new basement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:28:52am

re: #220 austin_blue

Poor kid needs a new basement.

There’s one beneath a pizza parlor in Washington, DC that I know about…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:30:15am

YIKES

MILWAUKEE (WLUK) - Three people are missing in Wisconsin after getting sucked into a drain tunnel after severe thunderstorms swept through the Midwest, police said.

It happened Monday night on Milwaukee’s south side.

Officials said an 11-year-old boy slipped into the ditch, which carries water through a tunnel to the Kinnickinnic River. Two men, aged 34 and 37, went after him and all three were swept away. Police said the three knew each other but did not specify how.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:32:23am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:34:32am

re: #166 Targetpractice

The answer is pretty clear:

When electric cars were generally lead-acid or nickel-hydride powered shoeboxes that took 8+ hours to recharge for less than 300 miles per full charge, the critics carried the day by declaring that “cheap” petrol meant suffering no more than a few minutes per fill-up. …..

Problem is that that reality is slowly dissolving. “Cheap” petrol is going away, while lithium-ion and other emerging battery technologies are allowing cars with longer ranges, faster charging times, and better battery life. The biggest argument against adopting them was “convenience,” the quick fill-up with petrol versus the hours-long charging cycle. But fast-chargers, while detrimental to the life span of Li-ion batteries in the long run, allowing charging dead batteries in less than an hour and topping-off batteries taken down to less than that. …..

The Church of Oil is facing a serious crisis of faith and responding in the only fashion they know how: Trying to kill off that which threatens them.

Hybrids are one thing — but fully electric cars are not going to be a practical replacement for gas vehicles until they can be recharged in 10 minutes or so. Having to take even a half hour at a gas station to recharge makes these vehicles far less attractive for the normal customer. Of course, if the range between recharging could be significantly extended, the inconvenience factor would be reduced.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:36:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:37:38am
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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:38:17am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

Hybrids are one thing — but fully electric cars are not going to be a practical replacement for gas vehicles until they can be recharged in 10 minutes or so. Having to take even a half hour at a gas station to recharge makes these vehicles far less attractive for the normal customer. Of course, if the range between recharging could be significantly extended, the inconvenience factor would be reduced.

I think it’s fine for commuting, when you’re going to spend hours at a job where you can leave your car plugged in. For road tripping, where speed of refueling is a factor along with the range, we’re going to need an alternative technology. I’ve always been partial to hydrogen fuel cells, but that tech has been slow to develop due to the breakthroughs in battery-powered electric cars.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:39:03am

re: #173 Crush White Nationalism

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He’s probably just a Republican creep rather than being blackmailed.

You are right. Except for Lindsey Graham, the GOP supporters of Trump are not being blackmailed; they just have no character and are willing participants in the destruction of our democracy — indeed most favor a white supremacist theocracy as the ideal form of government.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:41:05am

re: #227 Dopamine Fish

I think it’s fine for commuting, when you’re going to spend hours at a job where you can leave your car plugged in. For road tripping, where speed of refueling is a factor along with the range, we’re going to need an alternative technology. I’ve always been partial to hydrogen fuel cells, but that tech has been slow to develop due to the breakthroughs in battery-powered electric cars.

I’d think that if you could get a meal while the car charges, it would solve this for road trips. It’s just a matter of combining car and people charging.

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Dopamine Fish  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:42:22am

re: #229 Crush White Nationalism

I’d think that if you could get a meal while the car charges, it would solve this for road trips. It’s just a matter of combining car and people charging.

When I go on our trips to fish country and back, it’s an 11-hour trip straight through, and we prefer to use drive-thrus for food so as to avoid downtime as much as possible. I’ll grant that I’m kind of an outlier here, but those would be my requirements.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:43:20am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

Hybrids are one thing — but fully electric cars are not going to be a practical replacement for gas vehicles until they can be recharged in 10 minutes or so. Having to take even a half hour at a gas station to recharge makes these vehicles far less attractive for the normal customer. Of course, if the range between recharging could be significantly extended, the inconvenience factor would be reduced.

Whatever happened to the plan to have standardized batteries that you could just swap out at a recharging station and basically just pay for the charge? That would take no longer than filling up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:43:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:44:45am

re: #227 Dopamine Fish

I think it’s fine for commuting, when you’re going to spend hours at a job where you can leave your car plugged in. For road tripping, where speed of refueling is a factor along with the range, we’re going to need an alternative technology. I’ve always been partial to hydrogen fuel cells, but that tech has been slow to develop due to the breakthroughs in battery-powered electric cars.

If more major cities simply swapped over to electric (where range and access to recharging stations are now much of an issue) we could do a lot to promote electric mobility.

But it is a matter of ideology as much as it is of economy.

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Crush White Nationalism  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:52:11am

re: #230 Dopamine Fish

When I go on our trips to fish country and back, it’s an 11-hour trip straight through, and we prefer to use drive-thrus for food so as to avoid downtime as much as possible. I’ll grant that I’m kind of an outlier here, but those would be my requirements.

I do think you’re an outlier. I did a trip from Chicago to New Orleans to go to a Doctor Who convention with two drivers and no stops except for gas in my late teens, but I would not do that again.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:54:26am

Beautiful. A few people who can remember this time are still with us.

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CleverToad  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:56:01am

re: #91 Dangerman

13 years ago, at 12 noon, the imminent and future MrsDM and I kissed among family and friends, and were pronounced married.

It’s been a great adventure ever since.

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Everyone flying flags today is just a bonus.

Congratulations!
Lifting a glass of cheering spirits (or at least a mug of coffee) with the wish for many happy more!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 14, 2022 • 9:58:35am

re: #208 Targetpractice

The GQP field in 2016 was split between “competent but boring” and “total assholes.”

As noted above, Jeb was the “heir apparent” who was supposed to “Dubya but smarter.”

Kasich was “McCain, but without the war record.”

Christie was supposed to be “the asshole who Dems could work with.”

Cruz was “your racist uncle in a cheap suit.”

And Rubio was “the young kid trying to pad his resume.”

Christie was knowledgeable, competent, not boring, and a total jerk. But he would have handled Covid before it became a pandemic and there may have been few deaths worldwide under his administration.

Edited — accidentally posted before I typed my message.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 14, 2022 • 10:00:05am

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

Beautiful. A few people who can remember this time are still with us.

Looks like Molly Ringwald (aging myself).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 14, 2022 • 10:06:19am

re: #224 Hecuba’s daughter

Hybrids are one thing — but fully electric cars are not going to be a practical replacement for gas vehicles until they can be recharged in 10 minutes or so. Having to take even a half hour at a gas station to recharge makes these vehicles far less attractive for the normal customer.

This is the main reason my dad refuses to buy an EV.

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Citizen K  Jun 14, 2022 • 10:06:19am

We regret to inform you that yes, the new boss at the Times really is the same as the old boss:

Defending democracy is a partisan stance, apparently. And we can’t let the Paper of Note give in to “partisanship”, so lets cant even further rightward because clearly all the bias is coming from the left….. ////

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 14, 2022 • 10:58:17am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whatever happened to the plan to have standardized batteries that you could just swap out at a recharging station and basically just pay for the charge? That would take no longer than filling up.

Practicalities.
(for the business)
1. How many charged battery sets do you need on hand to meet demand?
2. Are the cars and battery packs designed specifically to allow quick and safe switchout by only moderately trained personnel?

(For both business and consumer)
Do you have any way to recover value if the battery pack you just switched for is in poor condition or dysfunctional compared to the one you just turned in/gave out?


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