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  1. Re: Dateline: Aug 11. Cincinnati: HERE WE GO FOLKS !!!!!

    “Be on the alert in this area. Suspect is heavily armed, wearing body armor, and is incredibly stupid. Approach with caution. Avoid laughing directly at the suspect.”
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    Re: Need help from the Word Police - $50 !!

    Very nice essay. Well done. Thanks for posting it here.

    Of course, now they’re on to you and there’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Oops. I gotta be more critical when I see these memes. He'd lose eighty-plus billion if he gave everyone on the planet ten bucks. He could give eight point seven people a billion and still have more...
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    Re: Texas Tower documentary

    Not a historian, and likely wrong, but I remember that as the first instance of a sniper shooting random strangers in a surprise ambush.
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    Re: I've reached that avuncular age

    I’ve been told that past a certain age available men are in short supply, partcularly for women who are likely to have outlived a husband, and the competition amongst them can be vigorous, even for...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I think a case can be made that he did at least some of the damage of his presidency* out of sheer cruelty or meanness toward the people and vindictiveness toward Obama, because of the famous joke at...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://i.imgur.com/TaKvJh0.jpeg

    AND, If Musk gave everyone a billion, he's still have more than Bezos.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://i.imgur.com/okLro5M.jpeg
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    Re: Heed the Historians

    None of whom are being investigated or are under indictment or sworn to secrecy or have taken the fifth on anything. Highly not suspicious.
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    https://i.imgur.com/tDhGxSD.jpeg
  11. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    What’s eventually going to be funny about trmp’s demise will be when he’s ‘issuing statements’ sitting on a cot in cell, wearing the matching orange jumpsuit, going on, ranting about ‘this prison...
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    Re: The ultimate authority on everything

    Wiki and The Bilge share a common trait. There are enough well-read, educated, specialist professionals, and enough people to pay attention that when someone, possibly anonymously, possibly with some...
  13. Thread: C知on man!

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    Re: C知on man!

    All those also-rans were viable at the time and are discounted now because they weren't the one who made it all the way to the bigs. But any of them would be hot again with the right circumstances,...
  14. Re: The best explanation for inflation I have ever seen

    You're right, and I mostly agree. I casually snagged a meme because it pushed my plutarchs are evil button. I am not in the camp that thinks we should have the same price of gas from one decade to...
  15. Re: The best explanation for inflation I have ever seen

    Whether the photo of gas pump prices is misleading or not, the gist of the meme is still provocative. Oil companies have posted record profits while the price of gas fluctuates unfavorable for...
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    After following this thread for this long I decided to look up the derivation of the term. A nineteenth century term, a brake was colloquial for a small horsedrawn wagon, and a shooting brake was one...
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    Re: What is reality?

    Allow me to explain why that痴 wrong, though it seems right to you. A fact is normally taken to mean a simple, as opposed to compound or complex thing. Biden is the current president. That statement...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Yeah, but it's soooo strange considering the pandemic has been over for a while now...

    Sorry to hear about anyone getting it, and apparently it can still be very unpleasant if not actually...
  19. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    Doesn't matter. Same principle, same reason. Same god or not. Saying you are means squat unless you are. Talk is cheap. Take it completely out of context of religion—calling youself an engineer means...
  20. Thread: Memes and

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    Re: Memes and

    https://i.imgur.com/tWiXNuu.jpeg
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    Re: TV news: what痴 going on?

    What, I fell off the turnip truck yesterday?
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    Re: TV news: what痴 going on?

    The local news with the WX is a highlight of my day. This is the first return page after searching 'hot meteorologists.'

    https://i.imgur.com/KMZawun.png
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    I think the NSA, and probably the FBI, could wipe their own media devices securely, but I don't doubt that the House investigative committee and the DoJ both actually already have the missing texts...
  24. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    Thou shalt not take the Lord thy God's name in vain, does not mean don't say 'Goddammit.'

    It means don't call yourself a Christian if you can't, or won't, be Christ-like. And being Christ-like is...
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    How about some specifics?
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    Re: Uhura RIP, Nichelle Nichols

    Rosaling Cash.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oQzUFhXGcyQ/VPrIe1YZQBI/AAAAAAAAFfg/lwcQp9_Uh6U/s1600/Charlton%2BHeston%2B%2B%2BRosalind%2BCash%2B%E2%80%93%2BThe%2BOmega%2BMan%2B(1971)%2Balone.jpg
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Bearing in mind the git's narcissism, maybe he thought he could pull off a second term without the shenanigans, by the sheer force of his power over his loving, admiring, worshipping base. Lot's of...
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    Xi is a weak autocrat, and in the same position as Putin? Really?
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    When I was in Taipei, or on a mountain top north of it, in a top secret secure comms facility with radio coverage of all of the Chicom mainland, and with a dedicated direct secure comms link to NSA,...
  30. Re: A woman went to cover an execution. She was told her skirt was too short.

    I've wondered before why the authorities don't use carbon monoxide gas for execution. It isn't poison, isn't toxic per se, it just deprives the body of oxygen. From the little bit I've heard of it,...
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    Arguably it does make the world safer. This guy was a known terrorist, to blame for at least several terrorist attacks, including participating in nine-eleven and other bombings, going back into the...
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    I don't think it's been a secret that Al-zawahiri has been on a US military hit list for the last twenty-some years.

    There's a lot of significant geopolitical tradition in place to keep each...
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    Re: Elon is chucking his junk nat Australia

    There's a least one instance where a meteorite came through the roof of a woman's house and buried itself in her bedroom without hurting anyone. It was big enough to plow through the roof but not so...
  34. Re: A woman went to cover an execution. She was told her skirt was too short.

    So someone being executed must’ve been found guilty of something heinous, but I’m supposing that the bureau of prisons, whatever state agency that operates the execution process, requires a culture...
  35. Re: Jim Jordan says it's 'wrong' for Senate Republicans to work with Democrats

    The Rs will get rid of things like Social Security, which a lot of Americans rely on if we let them. Should the Ds cave and compromise to show they can, or continue to protect this and other vital...
  36. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched 徹n Golden Pond.

    An apt metaphor for the theme of the movie.

    I was in my late twenties when it came out. I seem to remember it being a big deal when it was aired on network prime time. Haven’t seen it since.
  37. Re: The best explanation for inflation I have ever seen

    In case it hasn’t been mentioned yet, the signifacance of the war-caused hike in fuel prices is that that automatcally inflates the cost of not just gas at the pump for drivers, but also for...
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    If the Rs had their way, the VA would be gutted, the budget slashed. Just like they want to do with Social Security and Medicare 'entitlements.' As if those funds didn't come from your every paycheck...
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    Re: I wouldn't want to be a cop

    This is part of the problem. The dead cop, or if the suspect had been killed, both are one of our own. The mayor thinks his city workers including the cops are a family, and he's thereby making the...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    A happy summer tradition. When I was a kid, my mom made the best pie. Way better than any restaurant or even bakery pie. Way better. When I was old enough, I learned from her that the way to make...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    https://i.imgur.com/SO94kBq.jpg?1

    The main limbs behind the pair of doves in the ceramic tray are of one of the pair of yuge sycamores across the street. The doves are sitting in a piece of garden...
  42. Re: Jews and non-christians are not part of the conservative movement

    It痴 too bad that the Christian God has to be so consistently silent, leaving His passive by virtue of two thousand year痴 passage Word to not announce more directly and concisely that He is not at...
  43. Re: JOHN SMITH was chosen to be BROTM for August

    I have an idea I'd like to fun up the flagpole.

    In light of John's literally mournful circumstances and his expressed desire for distraction, I propose a radical change, for this month, to the...
  44. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    When it’s to sit and relax and I give my Wife the heads-up where I’ll be, I tell Her, “I’m going out to porchify.”
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    Re: Oil company profiteering

    Perfect example of why the common people, all over the planet, not just Americans (hallowed be thy dollar) need, no need, to have a mthrfckng revolution. Because we need industrialist capitalists to...
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    Re: Biden speech today

    What's funny is that the members of the throng are happy to spend money for the opportunity.
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    Re: Biden speech today

    You'd have to be delusional, or a moron, to equate being a good president with being a carnival barker that can draw a throng to a rally.
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    Re: Lotto tonight

    That’d be one big pile of candy, a billion Snickers bars.
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    Re: Lotto tonight

    I'm not sure, I'm not a statistician, but it seems like the only way to guarantee a winning ticket by buying three hundred million of them would be if no one else bought any, and there were only...
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    Statistically, three of those on the above list should be veterans. But probly not.
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