You Won’t Believe It’s One Guy: Nate Wood, “fOUR - No!” (Live Performance Video)

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@nate wood - fOUR - No! (Live Performance Video)
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fOUR is a project by Nate Wood recorded live in 1 pass with no overdubs, click track or pre-recorded backing tracks.

“‘No!’ was the first odd time piece I believe I ever wrote. It’s in 15/8, and I explored different ways to feel/play the 15 throughout the piece. It’s an odd choice for a first single but also a fitting one, as it encapsulates just about everything that fOUR is about. It’s incredibly hard to perform and record, and since it’s all performed live in one take with no pre-recorded backing tracks, it’s different every time I play it!”’ - Nate Wood

Arranged, produced, engineered, and mixed by Nate Wood

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:24:49am

The cruelty is the point. Nothing more, nothing less.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:25:11am

Apparently Keyleigh McEnany’s sister tried to set up an alt-right dating site. Its going about as well as expected. Beyond the legal issues associated with the name, it appears that there are not many ladies interested in joining.

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And the a bunch of folks are having a grand time riffing about the concept:

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:26:32am

re: #2 ckkatz

Incel-R-Us!

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Crush White Nationalism  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:28:10am

re: #2 ckkatz

“OK Stupid” is the obvious choice for a new name.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:30:01am

This is kind of… not normal:

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John Hughes  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:30:39am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fiona was quite bad when it hit Guadeloupe, 1 or 2 dead, about 8,000 without electricity, some bridges cut.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:35:27am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:38:46am
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nines09  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:43:30am

re: #2 ckkatz

I guess “Want To Grab My Pussy?” was too obvious.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:47:10am
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nines09  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:48:44am

Spokesperson for new right wing dating site.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:49:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:49:21am
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:51:10am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:53:02am

re: #4 Crush White Nationalism

“OK Stupid” is the obvious choice for a new name.

FascistMingle

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:56:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:57:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:03:38pm
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No Malarkey!  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:04:01pm

re: #2 ckkatz

Apparently Keyleigh McEnany’s sister tried to set up an alt-right dating site. Its going about as well as expected. Beyond the legal issues associated with the name, it appears that there are not many ladies interested in joining.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:05:16pm

With the way things have been going it can be difficult to separate parody from reality. However, the ice cream truck comment is just Popehat’s snark. But I did have to check the article to verify. :(

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BeachDem  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:05:18pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:14:07pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks, Sleepy Joe.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:23:55pm

Looks like Va gqp Gov Youngkin is a stealth Desantis. And is dragging us into the culture wars. Including a gratuitous attack on the human dignity of being addressed wrt to one’s wishes. Grrr…

Virginia will block schools from accommodating transgender students

In a major rollback of LGBTQ rights, the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will require that transgender students in Virginia access school facilities and programs that match the sex they were assigned at birth and is making it more difficult for students to change their names and genders at school.

Under new “model policies” for schools’ treatment of transgender students released Friday evening, the Department of Education is requiring that families submit legal documentation to earn their children the right to change names and genders at school. The guidelines also say teachers cannot be compelled to refer to transgender students by their names and genders if it goes against “their constitutionally protected” free speech rights.

washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:25:33pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:26:54pm

Va Senator Tim Kaine regarding DeSantis’ slimy move to use frightened, desperate, vulnerable people as props:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:27:29pm

re: #24 jaunte

Huh? Since when can a Judge issue federal security clearances?

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:28:17pm

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re in the upside down.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:35:28pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:38:04pm

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

Huh? Since when can a Judge issue federal security clearances?

I’m guessing that the judge can attempt to hold the entire set of court cases hostage if she cannot get her way. That is, dismiss the case with prejudice. And attempt to order that all seized materials be returned to tfg.

Even if those orders are eventually overturned, it could take years. At which point, any damage assessment would be badly undercut.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:40:17pm

Pass it on…… And do it early

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:40:35pm

Super-typhoon now quite large and strong:

Youtube Video


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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:45:23pm

I suspect that a lot of folks are working on the issue of how to counter drones right now.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:47:11pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:47:31pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:47:56pm
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:49:51pm

re: #35 gocart mozart

I wasn’t buying the explanation the first time.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:52:27pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:54:53pm

1980 Donald Trump, fewer brain worms and less brain damage, but still a dick

Youtube Video

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:54:54pm

re: #32 ckkatz

I suspect that a lot of folks are working on the issue of how to counter drones right now.

I say this wryly, but drones and missiles mean that Russia could just keep lobbing shit at Ukraine at random, call it a military strike, and technically fall within de facto norms of international military conduct.

A kind of forvever war, if you will.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:55:08pm

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

Huh? Since when can a Judge issue federal security clearances?

Why not? They’ve already decided they run US foreign policy and the US Navy.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 17, 2022 • 12:57:21pm
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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:04:01pm

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Texas Republicans, picking on a soft target to the glee of their sadistic supporters.

Houston Chronicle:

A state district judge Friday blocked Texas’ child welfare agency from pursuing abuse investigations into gender-affirming health care provided to any transgender child whose parent is a member of the LGBT advocacy group PFLAG, expanding a previously narrow injunction that applied only to a few families.
Judge Amy Clark Meachum in Travis County wrote in her ruling that the lawsuit filed by the group to halt all such investigations is likely to succeed in proving that the state agency unlawfully adopted the policy of treating gender-affirming care, such as hormone therapy or puberty blockers, as possible child abuse.
IN-DEPTH: Families of trans kids are living in fear of CPS investigations, some leaving Texas altogether

The policy change took effect in February after Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a nonbinding opinion finding that some kinds of gender-affirming care could constitute abuse, and Gov. Greg Abbott then pointed to that opinion as he directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to begin investigating such cases.
“The court finds this new rule was improperly promulgated by defendants and interferes with or impairs — or threatens to interfere with or impair — the legal rights and privileges of PFLAG members and their families,” Meachum wrote. “The DFPS rule was given the effect of a new law or agency rule, despite no new legislation, regulation or even valid agency policy.”
The attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the state is likely to appeal the ruling, as it did with the previous injunction.
Child abuse investigations are based on complaints or tips received by the state. As of Sept. 9, DFPS had closed eight of 12 investigations of parents of transgender children. The other four remained open.
The ruling Friday essentially puts a stop to all investigations as long as parents claim membership in PFLAG. According to PFLAG’s website, an annual donation of $50 or more gives a person national membership to the organization.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:16:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:21:57pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:23:40pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am going to need a new set of hip waders for that comment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:24:09pm
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sizzzzlerz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:24:37pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks, Dark Brandon!

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:27:07pm

re: #2 ckkatz

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:28:15pm

re: #38 gocart mozart

1980 Donald Trump, fewer brain worms and less brain damage, but still a dick

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Video

A lot of Big Macs and supersized fries under the bridge since then.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:28:27pm
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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:28:33pm

re: #30 Dave In Austin

Pass it on…… And do it early

Like… I need this lol.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:30:19pm
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sizzzzlerz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:35:05pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

And I looked at Jesus and I said, What’s that? And you know what he said to me?”

Was it

Spill the wine, take that pearl.
Spill the wine, take that pearl.
Spill the wine, take that pearl.
Spill the wine, take that pearl.
?

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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:41:08pm

The worst thing about the current Putin überpropagandists like Solovyev and Kiselyov is that around 2000-2002 they seemed to be very apt liberal journalists. There are even videos to prove this. This shows that some of today’s liberals would likely sell themselves if something like the Russian power grab happened in the USA.

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Orange Impostor  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:42:41pm

Well now.

It appears that Matt Gaetz wasn’t just looking for a pardon from Trump for his attempts to overthrow the 2020 elections.

Gaetz sought pardon related to Justice Department sex trafficking probe

Asked by investigators if Gaetz’s request for a pardon was in the context of the Justice Department investigation into whether Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, McEntee replied, “I think that was the context, yes,” according to people familiar with the testimony who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.

The testimony is the first indication that Gaetz was specifically seeking a pardon for his own exposure related to the Justice Department inquiry into whether he violated sex trafficking laws. His public posture in the final months of the Trump administration was much less specific, repeatedly calling for broad preemptive pardons to fend off possible Democratic investigations

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:45:55pm

Hmm… Never thought of Charles Dickens as a social butterfly. Or Hans Christian Anderson as… The House Guest From Hell! Mwa-ha-ha

Thread:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:46:55pm
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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:47:22pm

Why can’t a mermaid be black, orange or purple again?

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:47:52pm

I found my new favorite gif:

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:48:56pm
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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:49:00pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus said “Go easy on those mushrooms, Marge.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:50:47pm
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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:53:22pm

re: #54 Nyet

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:54:29pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:56:53pm

re: #39 The Ghost of a Flea

I say this wryly, but drones and missiles mean that Russia could just keep lobbing shit at Ukraine at random, call it a military strike, and technically fall within de facto norms of international military conduct.

A kind of forvever war, if you will.

Exactly!

That is a seriously big problem. And not just with drones.

Putin took a first bite of Ukraine back in 2014. This was after specific treaty guarantees to respect Ukrainian sovereignty given in return for Ukraine getting rid of it’s nuclear weapons.

Putin is trying to take another bite of Ukraine with his February 2022 invasion.

His word is meaningless. And there is no reason to believe that he, or his successors would not try a third time or a fourth, when it suits them.

So, yes, one of the issues with ending the war, is how to protect Ukrainian sovereignty in a meaningful way.

One dependable way would be to remove the ability of Russia to interfere. Whatever that means.

This is a problem we are facing as well after having tfg trample over US agreements worldwide.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:57:30pm

re: #58 Nyet

Why can’t a mermaid be black, orange or purple again?

Because the original Ariel is white, therefore it’s racist to cast anyone other than a white redheaded woman in the role, and hypocritical to say anything to the people complaining about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 1:58:22pm
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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:00:38pm

re: #66 Dopamine Fish

I grew up thinking of her as kind of greenish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:02:32pm
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:02:44pm

re: #68 jaunte

I grew up thinking of her as kind of greenish.

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THAT’S RACIST!

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:03:46pm

MERMAID SMASH!

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:03:53pm

re: #2 ckkatz

Apparently Keyleigh McEnany’s sister tried to set up an alt-right dating site. Its going about as well as expected. Beyond the legal issues associated with the name, it appears that there are not many ladies interested in joining.

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He loves walks in woods, cuddling with his AK-47, gutting deer he poached, and downing 8 or 9 boilermakers in an evening. And, ladies, he is looking for you!

One problem, however. He’s a bit, ummmmm, restricted in his movements for 40 months or so. Then, he can be all yours!

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:04:33pm

re: #72 jaunte

MERMAID SMASH!

Doubly funny because Mrs. Fish and I are watching the most recent episode of She-Hulk right now.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:07:05pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

19th century tramp stamp

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:07:58pm

re: #69 William Lewis

On NPR today: Teenage Afghan Girls defying the Taliban by reading The Diary of Anne Frank

So same as Florida

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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:11:22pm

re: #74 Dopamine Fish

And it’s a good one. Frankly, I was meh about episode 1 due to pacing and the breaking of the 4th wall. It has been alright since then, and when I learned that She-Hulk was breaking the 4th wall in the comics all the time, all the more.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:12:01pm

re: #77 Nyet

And it’s a good one. Frankly, I was meh about episode 1 due to pacing and the breaking of the 4th wall. It has been alright since then, and when I learned that She-Hulk was breaking the 4th wall in the comics all the time, all the more.

I didn’t know it was in the comics, but I found it charming in the show. That just makes it even better.

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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:13:11pm

re: #78 Dopamine Fish

Yep. A very sweet show.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:14:11pm

A woman from the outlying Iranian province of Kurdistan went to visit relatives in Tehran. She was arrested by the Morality Police for violating hijab (head scarf) regulations. Apparently she was beaten in the paddywagon on the way to jail. And declared brain dead within 72 hours. At least one other person has died in the ensuing protests.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:18:05pm
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Nyet  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:20:53pm

re: #80 ckkatz

The Iranian regime, a very good friend of the Putin regime, must be destroyed.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:22:08pm

re: #32 ckkatz

Another thread on drones and what they might mean in the next decade.

One of the scenarios discussed in the thread is the idea that two $80 million dollar F-35s, being flown by pilots whose training cost millions more; Are planning to land at an airfield.

However, buzzing about the airfield are dozens of autonomous suicide anti-aircraft enemy drones. Which cost $10,000 apiece.

My thought was one that any red-blooded patriotic American would surely have: “Business Opportunity!”.

Thread (31 posts):

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:24:13pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:30:14pm

re: #80 ckkatz

A woman from the outlying Iranian province of Kurdistan went to visit relatives in Tehran. She was arrested by the Morality Police for violating hijab (head scarf) regulations. Apparently she was beaten in the paddywagon on the way to jail. And declared brain dead within 72 hours. At least one other person has died in the ensuing protests.

Remember, comparing the brutal misogynistic theocratic regime conservative Christians want to impose upon the US to the brutal misogynistic theocratic regime in Iran is bad. Iran allows abortion, so it’s hunky-dory to ignore Iran’s human rights abuses.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:31:28pm

re: #54 Nyet

Appreciate that you have added some context and background to the Russian media.

You reminded me of some of the slime we have in the US.

Didn’t Tucker Carlson used to work for NPR and MSNBC? Iiirc, he used to regularly have Rachel Maddow on as a talking head during his MSNBC days.

I don’t think that honestly changing one’s mind is a bad thing. But it seems the only consistent values of some folks are how much money they can get. The rest is apparently negotiable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:33:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:35:48pm

thread

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:36:14pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

And to think that I thought that the picture was of the famed Italian pasta harvest. ;)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:38:07pm

meanwhile, there’s a storm in Alaska

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:42:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:47:01pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 2:59:08pm
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garzooma  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:01:24pm

From the previous thread:
re: #169 Dangerman

And they’re not just moving them transparently and openly
They’re deliberately lying and effing up paperwork etc

This is something that struck me. If they were trying to make a point, they would be acting “transparently and openly”, announcing what they were doing before doing it just to generate more publicity. But, of course, then the locations the migrants were being moved to would be prepared and could lessen the trauma of the migrants. In other words, given a choice between making a point and making kids suffer, they chose to make kids suffer.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:04:19pm

re: #56 ckkatz

Hmm… Never thought of Charles Dickens as a social butterfly. Or Hans Christian Anderson as… The House Guest From Hell! Mwa-ha-ha

Thread:

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Or the time Oscar Wilde hooked up with Walt Whitman
mhpbooks.com

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The GOP is a racist terrorist organization  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:05:07pm

Apologies if someone has posted this already, but this stunt by DeSantis and Abbott has been done before.

The cruelty is the point. Because somehow, the people who are cheering this on think they’re being “replaced.”

Before migrants were sent to Martha’s Vineyard, there were the “Reverse Freedom Rides”

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BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:06:41pm

We need to be hammering these current day cretins with the activities of their… parents and grandparents. The Reverse Freedom Rides should be shoved in their faces.

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:15:19pm

re: #94 garzooma

From the previous thread:

This is something that struck me. If they were trying to make a point, they would be acting “transparently and openly”, announcing what they were doing before doing it just to generate more publicity. But, of course, then the locations the migrants were being moved to would be prepared and could lessen the trauma of the migrants. In other words, given a choice between making a point and making kids suffer, they chose to make kids suffer.

Down in one!

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:17:10pm

Hahahaha

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:18:28pm

re: #94 garzooma

The “point” they’re trying to make is, “How do YOU like having immigrants just dumped on your doorstep without warning, bitches?” They’re conveniently ignoring that their states are actually prepared for an influx of immigrants thanks to billions of dollars of federal funding an infrastructure. Abbott and DeathSentence are, thus, just doing performative grandstanding, toying with people’s lives to make a point that is utterly irrelevant to reality.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:19:17pm

A talk given not long ago to the the Houston Geological Society, covering some uncomfortable topics about our lives and what that means in light of the current global situation:

Youtube Video

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:20:24pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:21:36pm

re: #101 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s a bit doom and gloom, but here is the synopsis:

The world thinks it’s in an energy crisis today and indeed there are shortages in some places but the world is undergoing an energy crisis more fundamental than the simple shortage happening today in Europe. A shortage can be remedied.
The larger problem is that oil use began to decline from 48% of total world energy consumption after 1977. This was the beginning of the end of the oil age. Per-capita oil consumption has been flat since since 1985). That means that individual worker productivity is not growing as it did before the oil shocks.

The world thinks that an energy transition is underway but fails to understand that transitions are additive. The relative percent of fuels changes but volumes rarely decrease. There is little chance that this transition will take 30 years instead of the century or longer period for earlier transitions.

The real crisis today is the economic expression of the reality that energy is the economy.

As living standards fall, mass immigration and civil unrest will probably increase. The oil age has been ending for 50 years but there is no substitute for oil. Wind, solar and nuclear only address electric power generation which accounts for only 18% of world energy consumption. Even if we could magically transform 100% of electric power to non-fossil energy sources, this would not address the other 82% of energy use that society needs.

The medium- to long-term should be increasingly affected by limited supply growth. The market will send price signals to producers based on its sense of medium-term supply urgency. Prices will rally until inflation and a fragile economy end the rally. This is the dialectic that I expect will dominate oil markets in 2022 and probably beyond.

There is great opportunity for those who understand this pattern and for scientists who are skilled at finding new oil supply. The successful geologist, geophysicist and engineer of the present and future will not be a specialist who only makes maps and interprets subsurface data. Analysis and understanding of macro trends of global supply, demand, price structure and economics will be needed.

The age of oil as the dominant energy source may be ending but non-fossil energy will be largely limited to electric power generation which represents only 18% of primary energy consumption today. Those who can help provide solutions for the remaining 72% will be in great demand.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:25:33pm

The last President who ran a campaign that included the need to conserve and change lifestyles was Jimmy Carter.

He was defeated.

American politics cannot allow any politician to be President who states that Americans’ lives need to be simpler, smaller, consume less, and expect less.

That’s a campaign that just cannot win in the US.

Or frankly in most places.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:26:12pm

re: #103 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’d take him more seriously if he could do simple math.

Every doom and gloom prognostication I’ve seen falls into 2 categories and I’m getting *really* weary of both:

People not paying attention to current developments and are arguing from a decade or 2 old knowledge.

Click bait.

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:27:37pm

re: #54 Nyet

The worst thing about the current Putin überpropagandists like Solovyev and Kiselyov is that around 2000-2002 they seemed to be very apt liberal journalists. There are even videos to prove this. This shows that some of today’s liberals would likely sell themselves if something like the Russian power grab happened in the USA.

Ahem… New York Times..ahem..

Right now. They didn’t even wait until the GOP officially took over and rendered all further elections not needed.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:28:22pm

re: #105 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

No it is not clickbait.

He has some really good points to be made. They are sound.

And they are unpleasant.

He’s speaking to a room full of geoscientists, giving advice to the young ones on their careers.

His point is that those who want to work in resource extraction will find lots of demand for their skills because the world is dividing itself over competition for scarce resources.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:30:35pm

re: #106 Florida Panhandler

Ahem… New York Times..ahem..

And perhaps CNN.

If Comcast does buy WBD in 2024, then CNN and NBC/MSNBC will be under the same corporation.

That is probably going to be bad.

109
jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:31:52pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

Eagle bumps.

There’s a vaccination for that.

110
Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:34:47pm

re: #107 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

No it is not clickbait.

He has some really good points to be made. They are sound.

And they are unpleasant.

He’s speaking to a room full of geoscientists, giving advice to the young ones on their careers.

His point is that those who want to work in resource extraction will find lots of demand for their skills because the world is dividing itself over competition for scarce resources.

He’s not click bait.

He is door number 1. Inability to change his own paradigms and not paying attention to developments happening right now.

The idea that if we don’t use fossil fuels we have to live like cave men or fucking Navi form Avatar is horsehit. There’s just as much anti-science nonsense on the center-left as there is in wingnut land. It just takes different forms.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:36:52pm

……

112
darthstar  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:38:43pm

re: #107 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We have some friends who are retired geologists who made their nut with the oil industry. They worked primarily in the Dakotas but did very, very well and now have vacation homes in Mexico and Hawaii, as well as a condo in Seattle they use for connecting flights as their main home is in Montana.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:39:49pm

re: #109 jaunte

There’s a vaccination for that.

Or antibiotics.
/

114
darthstar  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:40:10pm

Sad.

115
sizzzzlerz  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:40:47pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also, “eagle bumps” sounds like the name of the next pandemic

Or, the name given by US medical personnel to that new strain of venereal disease soldiers in ‘nam were reporting after coming back from weekend leave.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:42:43pm

re: #110 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

He is door number 1. Inability to change his own paradigms and not paying attention to developments happening right now.

The idea that if we don’t use fossil fuels we have to live like cave men or fucking Navi form Avatar is horsehit. There’s just as much anti-science nonsense on the center-left as there is in wingnut land. It just takes different forms.

You are accusing him of something he did not state.

If you want to object to his points then fine, but watch the video and then point out where he goes wrong.

Again, his primary belief is unassailable - that life/economics is about energy.

Why did the GOP try to make hay over gasoline prices? Because GOP strategists know that gasoline prices motivate Americans to make noise.

And why did gasoline prices spike? There are several proximate reasons, the big one being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Berman points out that energy prices were already going up in, say, Europe.

In the past year or two there have been increasing noise being made in the wonk community over the problem of resources and international relations.

And as Berman points out, Putin is waging an energy war in order to weaken NATO countries.

Because our own interior political upheaval appears to be MAGA-idiots wanting to go back to the 17th century (I still expect someone to start saying they want witch trials) we take our eye off the global ball.

I too expect American lives to get even more difficult as we have to reckon our international dependence with the nativists idea of building a wall around the country and hiding our heads.

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:43:19pm

re: #114 darthstar

Sad.

[Embedded content]

What about a manual transmission?

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:43:43pm

Autofanfic.

119
BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:44:13pm

re: #117 Dangerman

What about a manual transmission?

They now call them Dick Shifts.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:44:16pm

re: #107 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

No it is not clickbait.

He has some really good points to be made. They are sound.

And they are unpleasant.

He’s speaking to a room full of geoscientists, giving advice to the young ones on their careers.

His point is that those who want to work in resource extraction will find lots of demand for their skills because the world is dividing itself over competition for scarce resources.

I am not a scientist and my knowledge is very limited. Why can’t nuclear, wind, solar, hydro-electricity provide the energy needed to power our modern economy? Of course there are non-fossil fuels (such as alcohol) that contribute to global warming but are renewable. Aren’t these alternatives sufficient?

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:50:25pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:52:22pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m not objecting to his point specifically. I readily admit I’m not watching it. I don’t want to.

I’m objecting to the doom porn we keep getting subjected to on the subject… frankly on many subjects of importance to center-left Americans. Just that fact that the king of doom and gloom on LGF labeled something as doom and gloom, immediately puts it in my disregard category. I’m tired of it. I want actual solutions, not complaints, worrying, and finger pointing.

The sky is always falling and nothing we can do. Civilization is falling and we have to lower our expectations and live “simpler lives”. The US is collapsing, while apparently Russia and China are A-OK… A whole lot of “tradition wisdom” thrown around right now is complete and utter horseshit.

The world’s going to look a lot different in 10-20 years, and “worse” isn’t going to be a applicable adjective.

123
Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:54:21pm

re: #122 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Assuming we can keep the fucking fascists out of power here. (Which is another subject people doom-masturbate about here too that I’m getting weary of).

124
BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:55:32pm

re: #121 Captain Ron

For once I truly want to support Both Sides.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 3:56:22pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And as Berman points out, Putin is waging an energy war in order to weaken NATO countries.

And it’s a fucking clown show that he’s losing spectacularly.

126
John Hughes  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:04:54pm

re: #66 Dopamine Fish

Because the original Ariel is white,

Where does it say that in the text?

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:06:24pm

re: #126 John Hughes

Where does it say that in the text?

This is America. The animated Disney version is the “original text.” Not some furriner antecedent that wasn’t even written in English.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:08:22pm
129
John Hughes  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:09:29pm

re: #69 William Lewis

On NPR today: Teenage Afghan Girls defying the Taliban by reading The Diary of Anne Frank

Banned in red states.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:09:50pm

re: #114 darthstar

Sad.

[Embedded content]

I learned to drive in a Volkswagen bus.

It took me three tries to pass the driving test.

I see both sides on this one.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:10:03pm

re: #126 John Hughes

Where does it say that in the text?

Realistically. Because European white people have always been the center of their own world and always the “norm”, anyone not white would be specifically descripted as such to show they weren’t “the norm”.

Does that mean we should be sticking to that with those stories. Not only no but hell no.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:15:11pm

re: #122 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Well, you’re not really looking at what I wrote or what Berman is saying.

He is urging geoscientists to work in the field of resource extraction because the world is desperate for said resources.

The solution is obvious: lead simpler lives that take less energy.

Your life is being shaped by these issues.

Next time a Republican wins campaigning on the horrors of high gasoline prices, inflation, and so on, the reality of life in the 21st century will manifest itself in the politics we are experiencing.

Convincing Americans to lead a different lifestyle maybe appears as doom and gloom to you.

But I am convinced that is what needs to happen.

Whether we do it willingly or not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:15:54pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:17:31pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

The masses lining up and walking by Liz’s casket are better dressed.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:19:01pm

re: #123 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Assuming we can keep the fucking fascists out of power here. (Which is another subject people doom-masturbate about here too that I’m getting weary of).

Amen

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:21:21pm
137
Barefoot Grin  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:21:29pm

re: #58 Nyet

Why can’t a mermaid be black, orange or purple again?

Only white skin grafts with the scales at the waist.

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William Lewis  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:21:38pm

re: #134 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The masses lining up and walking by Liz’s casket are better dressed.

Of course. They believe she earned their respect. The MAGAts don’t respect anything, not even themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:22:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:25:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:26:58pm

Alaska

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:29:18pm
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austin_blue  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:30:01pm

re: #74 Dopamine Fish

Doubly funny because Mrs. Fish and I are watching the most recent episode of She-Hulk right now.

I could watch Tatiana Maslany reading a phone book onstage and be perfectly happy. She is a remarkable actress.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:32:08pm
145
John Hughes  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:34:00pm

re: #112 darthstar

We have some friends who are retired geologists who made their nut with the oil industry. They worked primarily in the Dakotas but did very, very well and now have vacation homes in Mexico and Hawaii, as well as a condo in Seattle they use for connecting flights as their main home is in Montana.

Killing millions is was good business.

Edit: remove reply I decided wasn’t interesting.

146
gwangung  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:34:25pm

re: #143 austin_blue

I could watch Tatiana Maslany reading a phone book onstage and be perfectly happy. She is a remarkable actress.

She even made it (somewhat) believable that her Jen Walters is a “6 or 7.”

(Though the moment she begins to speak, that goes up to a 10…the personality!)

147
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:35:02pm
148
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:39:36pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

Say you have no desire to ever work a day in your life without opening your mouth.

149
John Hughes  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:42:51pm

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

They would ofre: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does it say “cut here” around his throat?

150
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:43:11pm
151
wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:43:59pm
152
Florida Panhandler  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:44:35pm

re: #129 John Hughes

Banned in red states.

Red states will quickly become international pariah states upon a USA breakup.

And they will pride themselves on it.

153
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 4:48:12pm

well, most of the people at the rally aren’t even from Ohio, so…

154
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:04:21pm
155
Romantic Heretic  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:12:51pm

re: #16 ckkatz

My thought on looking at those photos was, “Christ. They’re so young.”

156
Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:14:47pm
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BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:15:08pm

some twitter rando was preening about the island of Ni’ihau, a voting precinct of Kaua’i, voting 100% Trump. Sounded weird to say the least. So I looked it up: it appears correct. 100% of the mail in ballots (43) were for Trump. 0 for Biden/Harris.

My weekend is booked. After I make some fresh chili powder of course.

158
Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:16:41pm
159
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:18:30pm

Annuity rates went up again.

It’s a song with but a few lyrics: up, up, and up.

160
BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:22:08pm

re: #157 BigPapa

I read about the Robinsons before but hoo boy this sounds creepy AF.

161
Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:22:40pm

If you ever work with PHP, this is a great debugging utility to have:

github.com

Installed it on the new LGF server to track the unbelievable number of errors and warnings and notices I’m getting. Signing in is now debugged, that was a big one.

162
Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:23:47pm

re: #157 BigPapa

some twitter rando was preening about the island of Ni’ihau, a voting precinct of Kaua’i, voting 100% Trump. Sounded weird to say the least. So I looked it up: it appears correct. 100% of the mail in ballots (43) were for Trump. 0 for Biden/Harris.

My weekend is booked. After I make some fresh chili powder of course.

Maybe that is legitimate. Or maybe it’s another example of Republicans playing games with the system. I will never forget Trump urging his supporters to vote twice in 2020 because mail in votes were “insecure”. We have several examples of Republicans using mail-in votes on behalf of deceased family members. In 2018, there was a scandal in North Carolina where McCrae Dowless illegally collected absentee ballots in the 9th Congressional District election in 2018, forcing North Carolina officials to throw out the results of the election and order a new one.

163
Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:24:38pm

Doing my best to ignore that fucking jackweasel Trump but people keep posting video clips and I am weak.

164
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:29:36pm

re: #163 Charles Johnson

Doing my best to ignore that fucking jackweasel Trump but people keep posting video clips and I am weak.

have some kittens

165
Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:34:00pm
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austin_blue  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:35:35pm

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You are accusing him of something he did not state.

If you want to object to his points then fine, but watch the video and then point out where he goes wrong.

Again, his primary belief is unassailable - that life/economics is about energy.

Why did the GOP try to make hay over gasoline prices? Because GOP strategists know that gasoline prices motivate Americans to make noise.

And why did gasoline prices spike? There are several proximate reasons, the big one being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Berman points out that energy prices were already going up in, say, Europe.

In the past year or two there have been increasing noise being made in the wonk community over the problem of resources and international relations.

And as Berman points out, Putin is waging an energy war in order to weaken NATO countries.

Because our own interior political upheaval appears to be MAGA-idiots wanting to go back to the 17th century (I still expect someone to start saying they want witch trials) we take our eye off the global ball.

I too expect American lives to get even more difficult as we have to reckon our international dependence with the nativists idea of building a wall around the country and hiding our heads.

Okay, I’m a retired Professional Geoscientist, so let me take a swing at it:

He states that renewables will never supply more than 18% of total energy needs.

True/Not True/ or Needs Clarification?

Correct answer? Needs Clarification.

18% is the present mix of electricity in total energy consumption.

Can this be expanded? Of course it can. Could you use electricity to heat your house? Dry your clothes? Cook your food? Of course you can!

Can you improve battery density so that that it can support long distance transportation? Of course you can! It’s just a science/logistics problem.

Are you familiar with A Better Way? It’s was an Israeli concept that posited battery stations instead of gas stations, where a standardized battery, agreed upon as an industry standard could be swapped out in less than a minute with the nearly-spent being transported to a rack for recharge.

That’s at least a decade old and got shut down by Shell, BP, and Elf/Aquitane.

Could it work? Of course it could! They had built a demonstrator station where the time to switch out a used battery for a new one was less than 45 seconds. So if you could replace all of that with all of that with renewables, are we still looking at 18%? Of course not.

Please discuss.

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b.d  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:36:09pm

re: #161 Charles Johnson

If you ever work with PHP, this is a great debugging utility to have:

github.com

Installed it on the new LGF server to track the unbelievable number of errors and warnings and notices I’m getting. Signing in is now debugged, that was a big one.

The old servers seem to show my old comments having disbelief in Biden, the DOJ and other strategies that have proved to be right after all…..:)

t
I demand a recount or something! :)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:37:40pm

re: #162 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe that is legitimate. Or maybe it’s another example of Republicans playing games with the system. I will never forget Trump urging his supporters to vote twice in 2020 because mail in votes were “insecure”. We have several examples of Republicans using mail-in votes on behalf of deceased family members. In 2018, there was a scandal in North Carolina where McCrae Dowless illegally collected absentee ballots in the 9th Congressional District election in 2018, forcing North Carolina officials to throw out the results of the election and order a new one.

One would think if there was anyone who didn’t vote for him, they’d have raised holy hell. It’s not like saying 99% voted for him because that 1% could include you even if there were 100 votes and 99 were fraudulently flipped; you could be that one vote. 100% is 100%; either your vote counted or it didn’t.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:38:45pm

re: #127 sagehen

This is America. The animated Disney version is the “original text.” Not some furriner antecedent that wasn’t even written in English.

I saw an historian get told by some schlub that Zeus only had one son, Hercules, because Disney said so.

170
Florida Panhandler  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:39:33pm

re: #165 Captain Ron

War on porn? Sure-fire way to shoot yourself in the face regarding alt-right support.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:43:46pm

re: #168 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

One would think if there was anyone who didn’t vote for him, they’d have raised holy hell. It’s not like saying 99% voted for him because that 1% could include you even if there were 100 votes and 99 were fraudulently flipped; you could be that one vote. 100% is 100%; either your vote counted or it didn’t.

It’s a privately-owned island where there’s no TV, radio or cel-phones. Pretty sure the 43 voters voted for whoever the boss told them to (absentee ballots, that didn’t get sealed until boss saw it), or they’d be fired and sent to another island.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:17:48pm

re: #165 Captain Ron

“And I had to watch every disgusting frame, TWICE!”

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:48:28pm

re: #171 sagehen

“In 1915, Sinclair’s grandson Aubrey Robinson closed the island to most visitors. Even relatives of the inhabitants could visit only by special permission. Upon Aubrey’s death in 1939 the island passed to his son Aylmer, and in 1968 to Aylmer’s youngest brother Lester. Upon Lester’s wife Helen’s death, the island passed to his sons Bruce Robinson and Keith Robinson, the current co-owners.”
en.wikipedia.org

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mmmirele  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:32:48pm

re: #114 darthstar

Sad.

[Embedded content]

I was nearly 30 (and just graduated from law school) before I learned how to drive because the people who tried to teach me wanted me to use a stick. I simply could not do it. It was incomprehensible. So I paid for driving lessons myself and learned on an automatic. Fast forward a few decades and I learned that people on the autism spectrum can have motor coordination challenges and well, yeah, trying to learn on a stick was likely a Bad Idea. I drive now, but I can’t say I’m super enamored of it.


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