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  1. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    Found the quote!
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  2. Thread: what about naps

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    Re: what about naps

    Naps are the bomb.
  3. Thread: Iran crisis

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    Re: Iran crisis

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  4. Thread: A French Village

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    Re: A French Village

    Herself and I have just finished the 4-part series on Netflix "Inside Man." Wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and David Tennant. Some great writing too.

    Tucci's character is a murderer on...
  5. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    https://www.isdglobal.org/explainers/the-reichsburger-movement-explainer/

    The Institute for Strategic Dialogue has written a brief introduction to the "Reichsburger movement," prompted exactly by...
  6. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    Sure. The "weak" monarchical powers of the Westminster Parliamentary version of Constitutional Monarchy date to 1689. Which essentially confirmed that Parliament is supreme, and within it, the...
  7. Thread: Paul Top This

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    IMO that's fair, Joe.

    If he's driving, his rules apply. He can bring whatever "tools" he wants in his own vehicle, but if he wants to drive you somewhere, he needs to answer honestly when you...
  8. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    Martin's got a few memorable lines in that one - his magnificent order of a latte ... his question to a lover while in bed why her breasts felt so weird ("That's because they're real.")
  9. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    In more unsurprising news, there have been more searches looking for documents which NARA believes Trump still possesses. Some have been found, with classified markings, in a storage unit in Florida...
  10. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    I think it was Steve Martin's character in "L.A. Story."
  11. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    They might argue it successfully, but it would be a bit of an indictment of the people having either side of that argument.

    Do we really need to hash out again how Constitutional Monarchies like...
  12. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    If the drop was a bit bigger, you could have lived in (Grand Falls) New Brunswick.
  13. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    Steve Martin was wrong. It's not like they have a different word for everything. (although oddly, they do ;))
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    Re: Verily, the word of the Lord (v.2.0)

    I read somewhere the other day that "chat" is a bit of slang that emerged in WW1. It's a corruption of a word (IIRC) that the troops from India used to describe lice. Of which there were zillions...
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    Neither. They'll be acting in what they discern to be their own interest, or that of their funders. Which for the time being may be Trump, but in the longer term will be merely Trumpist.
  16. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    This time, won't be like a bat out of ...
  17. Thread: Germany arrests

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    Re: Germany arrests

    That is indeed the eternal question about Democracy.

    It's not unlike the eternal question about Free Markets - should one have complete unregulated "Laissez-Faire," with all of the...
  18. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    There's a thought. Room for some judicious bloodletting too. :D
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceivedů

    Conceived, but not misconcieved. Thank God.
  20. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Saw a quote on Twitter about Walker's loss. "Like watching a plane crash into a train wreck, which rolled into a dumpster fire."

    I aspire to that level of writing.
  21. Re: Chris Schwarz' new project - substack "American Peasant."

    Me too, though the jury's still out on whether I'll pay for it once the paywall drops. I'm not yet convinced into buying one of those knife thingies to scratch designs in either.

    After all, I...
  22. Thread: Canada, eh?

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    Re: Canada, eh?

    There's more than one reason why we moved away from Edmonton 20 years ago.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    For the life of me I cannot understand how this could even be a contest. Yet here we are.
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    Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Apparently there were 17 charges in total. Oy.
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    Re: Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Will likely have impact on criminal charges yet to be laid. The kids were among the beneficiaries of this fraud, and presumably will be vulnerable to charges themselves.

    Which presumably...
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    Trump organization fraud trial - verdict in

    Guilty on all counts.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/AaronKatersky/status/1600231686889000962

    Well. Open the ketchup bottles.
  27. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    "Does this sail & oar design make me look thinner?" "Nope, it's just the pine tar."
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    Re: Indonesia: no hanky-panky

    Well. Prisons are a growth industry, I guess.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    I've started a couple of other threads this morning for you to peruse, Lee. We Canadians are thoughtful like that. ;)
  30. Re: (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    Dad died of Alzheimer's about 15 years ago now. His period of significant dementia was mercifully brief, and the way in which his dementia expressed itself was pretty benign. For all that, I'm...
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    Re: blackhawk replacement

    One does begin to wonder how the battlefield balance will go as drones become more capable and autonomous, and piloted aircraft (helicopters and fixed wing) ever more breathtakingly expensive.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    If I might, I launched this thread to talk about Alex Jones' day in court, and the consequences he's facing for having been found to have intentionally lied about the shootings of schoolchildren. To...
  33. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/316829414_10229188291361045_6710342448941501009_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p843x403&_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=aOP-sWGyvU0AX-97eex&_nc_ht=scon...
  34. (free) WAPO article: complex feelings when a difficult parent dies.

    https://wapo.st/3VQNZ0c

    I've posted the link as a "gift" article; anyone should be able to click on it and read. A long essay in the WAPO's "magazine" in which the author talks about that other...
  35. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    What happened in Germany wasn't entertainment. Nor is what is happening today in Ukraine.

    Sure, especially in democratic systems where politicians need people to vote for them, it helps to be...
  36. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Yesterday, Trump posted on his social media network that in the face of such corruption around the 2020 election, it should be overturned or re-run. That in such cases, "all" rules, articles etc...
  37. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Sure. But it was also a period when radio news was important, and as a result extensive radio Archives exist which preserve what new makers sounded like when someone put a mike in front of them.
    ...
  38. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Maddow got the actual voice of widow of the dead Senator who had been on the Nazi payroll, in testimony she gave to Congress.

    She got the actual voice of Rogge, the lead FBI investigator, in his...
  39. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Personally, I think it's as sensational as hell to learn that Fr. Coughlan's "America First" movement led to a series of explosions set off by those he inspired, using explosives members of the group...
  40. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    No, actually. Maddow was asked about that in at least 2 separate interviews - she said she'd been asked where she found such voice actors

    She replied that the voices are, simply, the archival...
  41. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    imo no, this sounds like if the Discovery Channel had done a series on collaboration between American politicians and the Nazis during the 1940s. Which is, fwiw, what it was.

    You can prefer that...
  42. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    It's a remarkable podcast. One striking thing is the amount of audio from Archives, with the voices of the actual people drawn from the news reporting of the time.
  43. Re: House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

    Delighted to hear that. I'd suggest that you review the information source that led you to conclude that "Obama never hesitated to use the IRS to attack political enemies."

    It's one helluva...
  44. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/317967422_671028551122793_2178081603818935670_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_s960x960&_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=ZOCLbamjoT0AX__-l56&_nc_ht=sconte...
  45. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    SCOTUS is dominated by judges too, so any ruling they might make would be judgmental. (Emphasis on the latter part of the word if Alito or Thomas wrote it)
  46. Thread: Memes andů

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    Re: Memes andů

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fi-7t2cWYAAd9hC?format=jpg&name=small
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    very cool. Thx Keith!
  48. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    SCOTUS has already made a swift, brutal, unanimous and unsigned ruling against Trump on a lesser part of this same case. The talking heads think the court will not be inconsistent with itself in a...
  49. Re: House committee receives Donald Trump's federal tax returns from IRS

    Actual proof of the allegation please or retract and stfu.

    Not everyone is as corrupt as the guy whose taxes are under consideration, and who himself directed the IRS to launch audits of Comey...
  50. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    An admirable, and suitably terrifying young woman. I've a med student son I could introduce to her, if she wants a holiday trip to Canada some time... ;)
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