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  1. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    She will wind up like Tulsi Gabbard.
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    Mind boggling violin

    This is made from CHOCOLATE.

    Thankfully. Because at first I thought it was carved from black walnut, and if so I was going to have to burn down my woodshop and become a monk. Whew.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    I saw a brief headline that Don Drumph Jr was whining about her release, calling her " America hating".

    Why would anybody give a damn what this oak stump says or does?
  4. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    I guess she won't be using you as a reference for her next job, Joe. ;-)

    I hear you though- quell drag.
  5. Re: While we bemoan the release of killers...

    Yeh, saw that, VERY strange. And troubling.

    Who is investigating?
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    Re: 81 years since Pearl Harbor

    #2: Drumpf sure hired " only the best" dummies.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    What a fun country.
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    Re: Griner released from Russian gulag.

    If the admin had not gotten her out, the Republicans would have been beating them forever about it.

    No doubt she was really dumb to bring a vape into Russia, however.
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    Re: Bimini. Bahamas

    I wish I didn't have the gene for motion sickness. <sigh>
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    Re: Germany arrests

    My point of view is that governments really need to crack down and break these native populist movements. Really throw the book at them when convicted. And definitely subject them to re-programming...
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    Re: Verily, the word of the Lord (v.2.0)

    Holy moly, that VCR/peanut butter piece was remarkable.
  12. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Relieved for the win, dismayed that it was so close. WTF is the matter with Republicans? Jeesh.
  13. Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    $1.6 million? Not even chump change.

    Somebody explain the deleterious downside of this verdict to me, because unless as a result they indict somebody or everybody in the family, I don't see what...
  14. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Saw a funny meme that said Senator Warnock: Vampire Slayer

    Jeesh, I hope it isn't even close.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    Some Dems want to keep the filibuster. Many do not.

    Like the Electoral College, it's a vestigial remnant of kowtowing to slavery interests.
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    They made a LOT of $$ off that thing.
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    Saw a V-22 Osprey fly overhead yesterday, in fact. Like that Bell v280. Kinda cool, distinctive sound. I also thought how vulnerable it must be to ground fire.

    Drones are the waves of the future,...
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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    I used to think so, not so much any more.

    Hydrogen go boom, after all.
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    #7440: In WWI there was an artillery shell shortage in the beginning, until all the combatants ramped up. The production of shells grew to be truly staggering, even in Russia.

    Loving these deep...
  20. Re: (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    I had huge relief and absolutely zero guilt when I divorced my ex-wife. To say she was 'difficult' is a hilarious understatement.

    Her three kids ( two by some guy, one by me ) felt the same, as...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    China is a totalitarian surveillance state. The US is not, and unless Drumpf gets back in, won't be.

    I think that pretty much sums it up, yeh?
  22. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    I have a plastic 6" ruler that does that, but it was from a company I used to work for.
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    Re: Need a Company Name

    Looks very Aston.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Mentally ill. Needs to be institutionalized. Perhaps even a lobotomy?
  25. Re: Here is an example of the spineless and unprincipled GQP congress critters.

    Human filth.
  26. Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    ^ I'm an analog guy in a digital world, Joe. What can I tell ya.
  27. Re: Tesla’s Wild Big Rig Hits the Road With 500 Miles of Range

    I think it is handsome. A whole hell of a lot better than their absurd fugly Cybertruck pickup design.

    However, I read a while back that they tried to get cute and the driver's seat is centered...
  28. Thread: Puppers v2.0

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    Re: Puppers v2.0

    Good looking dogs!

    We are just now starting to think about getting a dog, but will skip the puppy stage of things.
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    ^ No, surely. But it does show how systemic war literally is increasingly unaffordable.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    The kind of crazed filth being spewed by Kanye on Jones' show is perfect for Democrats. If Kanye actually mounts a presidential campaign ( being a tool of right wing whack jobs the way Herschel...
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    The equation does not balance. A B17 in WWII could carry enough bombs on one mission to destroy infrastructure that was worth more than what the bomber & payload cost.

    Other than carrying a nuke,...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Nutsburgers. Sounds like we need a new version of the Truman Commission.
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Reminds me of The Martian, what Matt Damon drove.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    I know about the occasional clinker article that the NYTimes has produced. I still give them more credence than Pravda. A low bar, I know.
  35. Thread: bac

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    Re: bac

    ^ Jeesh, good observation!
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    A Dark Forest attack?

    Those of you who have read the sci-fi series The Three Body Problem will grok the thread title:

    A Supermassive Black Hole Shot a Jet at the Speed of Light Towards Earth (yahoo.com)
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    My late 2017 Audi A6 Avant Quattro wagon had a plethora of tech, of which I used maybe half. Similar for my Fiat 124 Spider, but the percentage might even be less.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    HRDavies, I am inclined to give the NYTimes and the WaPost a bit more slack than you considering the sheer number of Pultizers they've won.

    YMMV, of course.
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    Re: Latest JWST image

    #13: Believe it or not, from my childhood: The Big Golden Book of Astronomy. I still have it. Ful of Chesley Bonesteel type illustrations. Still way cool.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Aye, there's the rub.



    No, those are your OPINIONS of the NYTimes and the WaPost. BTW, Nicholas Kristof today has an even handed op-ed piece in the NYTimes. He was their China bureau chief for...
  41. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    #6: Exactly. I put NOTHING past Republicans.
  42. Re: Epstein Estate Agrees to Pay More Than $105 Million to U.S. Virgin Islands

    ^ There is always a schmuck like Drumpf who would like to develop another useless golf course.
  43. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Really. I have felt for a while now that Merrick Garland is toothless and needs to be replaced by somebody more vigorous, pronto.
  44. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    The theory of Marxism is dewy-eyed; the practice is dung-filled.

    Reality uber theory every time. Hell, even the Russians and the Chinnese don't practice classic Marxism and haven't in years.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Opinion | The Communist Party Is Losing China’s People - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

    FWIW. By a Chinese writer who lives in Beijing.
  46. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    Jeesh. Too soon.

    For too many of us, our tomorrows are considerably less than our yesterdays. Carpe diem, kids.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    ^ I assume these stories come from reputable reporters, who have seen things that perhaps you have not?

    NYTimes has a headline that says that Jiang's death may pose problems for Xi. I did not...
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Some people here evidently are too obtuse to get it.
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    Re: Carnian Pluvial Episode

    Does humid equal necessarily rain?
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    China Vows Crackdown On 'Hostile Forces' As Public Tests Xi | HuffPost Latest News
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