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The cops in Gotham are....not smart.

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Related: We finally know where Gotham is:



Fitting Headline

New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Surprisingly, the article is about nature and not Congress.

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Food For Thought


We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed


Interesting article about the role of Christianity in the founding of this country, one that I mostly agree with. Broadly speaking (and sometimes narrowly), if you show me a national problem we're dealing with, it can pretty easily be traced back to abandoning traditional Christian values. Note: this does not mean that everyone has to be a Christian, but I believe that a society based upon traditional Christian values (what we called American values up until the mid-20th century) works better than one that doesn't. “Wives obey your husbands, husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church” is a pretty good basis for a marriage no matter what religion both spouses follow. I'll let y'all argue about the “obey” hot potato in the comments, but remember it's a dual instruction. Whatever parameters you put on obey should be considered in light of the equally binding charge to the husband that he be willing to lay down his life for the wife. Somehow that part always gets left out by the feminists.

Related: LGBT Activists Vilify Pastor Arrested For Enacting Plot Of Celebrated Gay Movie Ephebophilia for me but not for thee.

And Christian preacher interrupts Drag Queen Story Time, drops some TRUTH on parents and children! I bookmarked this yesterday, intending to go back and watch the video today, but surprise, surprise, YouTube has removed it. If anyone knows where it can be found, link it in the comments.

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Remember the brothers video with the baseball bat a few weeks back? It's not like sisters are a walk in the park either.



Saddest thing about this is that it proves I've reached a certain age, because my initial reaction was “Wow, mom's kinda hot”. Love the look on her face too.


Sometimes I Wish I Lived In England


Because then I could use the c word for people like this.


Homeless UK Immigrant Complains About Free Container Homes


She's getting ripped to shreds in the comments, BTW. The article reveals that she's been a leech for 20 years

Related: USCIS Chief: Paul Ryan Wanted Illegal Immigration, Ran a ‘Chamber of Commerce Congress’


3 Slices Of America, Please


Who Wrote "America the Beautiful"?

The left’s vile smear of America’s founding

Is It True That 'Getting Killed by Police Is a Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men,' as the LA Times Claims?

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The Yahoo Group thinks we should all give that girl a hand.

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1 NO way.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:51 PM (dUJdY)

2 HA!!! First again. Twice this week.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (dUJdY)

3 Yes, way.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (qJeBn)

4

Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

5 Happy Friday night everyone!!

Posted by: Jmel at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (Dhqc5)

6 We should be grateful that our National Conversation is being carefully curated by the 26 year-old snots at YouTube.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (amw5z)

7 That Lauren has a very disarming smile

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (xkSJa)

8 wishing Miley a swift recovery. I know the feeling (back of scalp and neck in my case)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (ykYG2)

9 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.

oh no!!! how bad is it?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

10 Evening Horde.

I miss Janice.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (jeefx)

11 No, way I'm this early for an ONT!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 09:56 PM (f9A2A)

12 7 That Lauren has a very disarming smile
Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 23, 2019 09:55 PM (xkSJa)

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A lady like that is not easily stumped.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 09:57 PM (amw5z)

13 > Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.

Sorry to hear that. The late Mrs. Borgia had a round of that, and it's just miserable.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 09:58 PM (cB5if)

14 @ publius.... all the prayers, and the best to your Miley for a rapid recovery.

Let us know if she needs emergency Bourbon rations?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 09:58 PM (QzJWU)

15 My house had shingles. That was back in Scrotum, my home town.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (MLJ+L)

16 Miley has shingles? I hear that is terrible.

I'll call her tomorrow.

Give her my love.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

17 What is an arm?

Just another thing to get in the way.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 23, 2019 09:59 PM (Z+IKu)

18 Insane Clown Posse? Pffft!

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner Posse at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (Bgx7w)

19 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

Wow, hoping for comfort and a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (f9A2A)

20 I read Lauren's listing. She got a very nice review from the shark.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (amw5z)

21

Leave your Junkalone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 10:00 PM (aKsyK)

22 So my friend Nate has a new video up on today's pallid replacements for the powerful virtues of old: Weak Virtues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jj7yaflpQc

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 23, 2019 10:01 PM (m05Ra)

23 Erev tov morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:01 PM (EZebt)

24 The essay I had trouble with was the "1519 project" essay mooted earlier.

I don't think Cortez / Cortes (spelling in the 1500s was, I suspect, as loose in Spain as it was in England) had any real notion that he was abolishing Aztec human sacrifices. I think Cortes was a sorry little figurehead who spent his whole time in New Spain being used.

source : Matthew Restall's When Montezuma Met Cortes.

The Spanish had some genocidal bastards (Alvarado) and Catholic bigots (de Landa) in their train. Cortes, to his credit, was neither. But he was also something of a b!tch. So when some of those genocidaires and bigots showed up - and there were plenty of those on the indigenous side as well - Cortes rolled with the punches.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (ykYG2)

25 Shingles can present itself it different ways. Mr. Jewells has had it 3 times and every time it was just a localized intense pain in his upper back.. with maybe a few tiny scabby looking things. Other people get the sores everywhere and the pain is awful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

26 4

Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)

Tile or asphalt?

Seriously - best wishes for her to feel better soon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

27
The breakout is on her left front side. She's having the "shooting/stabbing" pains, and they're following the nerve back around her back.

We got her to the doc this afternoon. The rash had popped up a couple of days ago, and we thought it was just some sort of insect bite. But the shooting pains and very tender skin told a different story.

They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NMAzL)

28 I decided to change the order of my names, and eventually the parenthesized part is going away for good.

And before you say it, GTFO of here with the "DON'T YOU FORCE ME INTO YOUR PSYCHOTIC DELUSIONS!!!" bullshit.

I don't need it, and it just reflects poorly on anybody indignant enough to peacock about it.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:03 PM (vmRc0)

29 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (ykYG2)

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Cortez was a humanitarian compared to the Pizarro brothers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (amw5z)

30 reminder to all [well, over 5O] - get the shingles vaccine. If you've already had the old one [zostavax], still get the new one [shingrix, series of 2 shots].


All the usual caveats and exemptions apply for allergies and individual conditions and beliefs that vaccines are a plot of the space aliens and the Council on Foreign Relations.


But at least look into it. Mostly avoidable/preventable if you had chicken pox, haven't had shingles. Mostly.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (QDnY+)

31 Clowncare for All if you elect me.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (MLJ+L)

32 Good Evening Horde
Happy Friday!

Posted by: wing at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (JFzNN)

33 A prayer for a speedy and complete recovery for miley

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EZebt)

34 They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NMAzL)


Ah damn.. bless her heart. I mean that in a nice way. Sending prayers up for her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

35
They've got her on acyclovir. Keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at


Oh poor Miley! I'm sending up a prayer for her.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

36 Hope you beat the shingles so badly they avoid your entire neighborhood in the future, Miley.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:06 PM (amw5z)

37 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles.
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Yeah, not fun. Ask me how I know this.

Tell her I can empathize. Upside: The scars, if one has them, give you bragging rights, of a sort.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (CDGwz)

38 Tonight's ONT is brought to you by arms dealers:

Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dzJ3R)

39 Ladyl!! {{hugs}}

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

40 Remember when Louis Farrakhan pointed out that America was built on slavery? When he said that the Washington Monument was 555 feet tall because when you put a 1 in front of 555 you get 1555, which is the year that SLAVES started to be brought in to America?

No?

Good! Because it never happened.

Now prepare to be schooled/trolled on PROJECT 1619!!!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:07 PM (jh17W)

41 Clowncare for All if you elect me.
Posted by: Joe Biden

Will it cover inserting a horn past the point of no return? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (mOcZx)

42
I hope the acyclovir will start knocking it back. It's getting worse. She couldn't sleep last night. It was too uncomfortable to lie in the bed for too long.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (NMAzL)

43 Publius - Had Miley taken 'The Shot'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (xSo9G)

44 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius

Is she taking Acyclovir? It is effective at mitigating the symptoms of the Herpes virus and shortening the duration of the outbreak.
I had a bad case years ago, and it is very painful. I'm sure Miley feels lousy.
Take good care of her, as I'm sure you are.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:08 PM (S6Pax)

45 The girl with one arm still has both boobs. Priorities!

Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (qAR6u)

46 A prayer for a speedy and complete recovery for miley

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 23, 2019 10:04 PM (EZebt)

Yes, and prayers up from here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

47 I like "genocidaire".


But BTH how dare you suggest that non-native Native American cultures, like every other group of humans ever known, everywhere, in the Stone age and before/after, engaged in conquest, slavery, even genocide.


"Where did the US Cavalry get their Indian scouts?"


Oh. Right.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:09 PM (QDnY+)

48 hey, I *feel* for Cortes. He was a nobody in the Caribbean until Diego Velazquez (sp?) stuck him "in
charge" of a fleet full of Spanish pirates and sent the lot to Mexico. Mexico, at the time, I think we all agree, was a snakepit of Indian kingdoms all of whom REALLY wanted to massacre them some Aztecs, as the Aztecs had done to them.

Cortes survived all that, and even tried to learn the languages; and then was robbed of any opportunity to rule the place properly. In large part because of Velazquez, who was truly genocidal, back in Cuba.

Since Cortes was Catholic, I do hope his shade has done its time in Purgatory and is now in Heaven. [Not saying he should be a saint.]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (ykYG2)

49 Sorry, missed that Publius already said that Miley was taking Acyclovir.

Carry on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (S6Pax)

50 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (Bgx7w)

51 1619 and the United States --

Montana is a state.
Montana wore number 16.
Then Montana wore 19.

PROOF!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:10 PM (jh17W)

52 >> Publius - Had Miley taken 'The Shot'?

No, but the funny thing is we were just talking about it a few weeks ago.

It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago. Now, with me, it's because of the immune suppressing crap I take for the RA. It always pops up on my forehead, and it did. Acyclovir will knock it back quickly.

But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (NMAzL)

53 re 'genocidaire'

The Algerian in me sometimes comes out.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

54 They have an injection for shingles that can cure/abate the shit (supposedly) if you get it w/in first 48-72 hours of symptons.

IIRC, it's from the chicken pox virus. There is a vaccine they offer now, but I don't know much about its efficacy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (qJeBn)

55 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (qAR6u)

56 One arm girl.

https://thechive.com/2017/09/15/lauren- duck-doesnt-give-a-fck-and-thats-why-we-love-her/

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (QwmrN)

57 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.
Posted by: davidt
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If they are cedar, it's not so bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (xSo9G)

58 Lauren's attitude makes me think like she should be a regular here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

59 Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?
Think so.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (jHoT+)

60 57 I've never had shingles. A long time ago I used to get the shakes.
Posted by: davidt

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The concrete tiles are the worst, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (amw5z)

61 It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago

ok wait.. I was told just the opposite, that it IS contagious.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

62 Wife got shingles on her face.. around her left eye..
Got her to the doc the same day and it was very mild after medication.
I immediately got the shingles vaccine and proceeded to get shingles 3 times over the next 4 years. very mild cases on my hips and legs..
It's nasty.. guy at work had a bad case.. even his shirt rubbing on it gave him pain for years..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (438dO)

63 I think the efficacy of the new vaccine is quite high. Thus the reco to get it, even if one already has had the old one.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (QDnY+)

64 Lauren's 2nd amendment right to bare (sic) arms has clearly been infringed. We should take her case to the Supreme Court. In order to make things right, SCOTUS needs to hand down a ruling that requires all gun control advocates to give up one of their arms. Preferably, using the most painful method possible.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (Xawuy)

65 New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Self identifying Congress will immediately declare it an endangered species and forbid Trump from draining the swamp.

Posted by: Billy Cole at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (xj2l7)

66 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (qAR6u)

67 It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago. Now, with me, it's because of the immune suppressing crap I take for the RA. It always pops up on my forehead, and it did. Acyclovir will knock it back quickly.

But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.
Posted by: publius

It can be contagious if you actually touch the open Shingles sores, or you touch them and touch another person. After I had shingles, my now ex-wife and baby son (he's 25 now) both got chicken pox.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:13 PM (S6Pax)

68 But it's strange Miley got it about a week after I did.
Posted by: publius
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I think she could make a case. You should pay reparations. It's only fair.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (CDGwz)

69
Yes, shingles is caused by herpes zoster, the chicken pox virus. When you're first exposed, you get the chicken pox.

Then, the virus goes dormant, but still alive in your nerves. When it decides to pop out again, that's shingles.

It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (NMAzL)

70
It's not contagious, but I had an outbreak a couple weeks ago



ok wait.. I was told just the opposite, that it IS contagious.

Posted by: Jewells45
It is not contagious.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (438dO)

71 Good evening all

Prayers Up for Miley

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (IDhUW)

72 Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?
Think so.
Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 10:12 PM (jHoT+)


And a one hit wonder.
If you are into the Tinder thing.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 23, 2019 10:15 PM (1g7ch)

73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (3Dsnb)

74 It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:14 PM (NMAzL)


I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

75 Missing an arm has to make it tricky to put on and take off a bra.

I would be only happy to help Lauren with that.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 23, 2019 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

76 Is the shingles vaccine worth it?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

77 Friend long friend time, long long time, friend.

Ime-Tay iend-frey ong-lay.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (MLJ+L)

78 It's not contagious, except for anyone who hasn't had chicken pox. A person with active shingles can transmit the virus and cause chicken pox in someone who has never been exposed.

ah..okay that makes sense.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

79 Didn't Ace have a bad case of the shelves once?

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks... at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (EgshT)

80 Hrothgar, consult a doc, but generally - yes. The vaccine is for those who've had chicken pox. As publius, said, shingles is a later attack by the virus that's still with you after chicken pox.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (QDnY+)

81 The tweets in the holocaust thread didn't disappoint.


Went in wondering how many before a Trump reference.


Uh huh

Posted by: Ha at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (MAstk)

82 Hi Morons! I'm sorry to lay this great big stinking rotten egg here. I know I've given you EVERY reason to despise me, and have no right to post this lament here.

I don't have any IRL friends left. I HATE PEOPLE so fucking much. The world is ALL fucking LIES and IGNORANCE now, and I feel like there's something really really HORRIBLE going to happen really really soon. There is no truth, there is no reason or logic, and there is no trust. NOTHING remains.

I read scripture, but I have no faith, and I just don't have it in me to do what the Lord tells me to do. I can't bring myself to LOVE monsters and liars and ignorant people, like the Lord wants me to. I cannot love a MONSTER like Dylann Roof. I cannot love a LIAR like Maxine Waters. I cannot love an IGNORAMUS like Bernie Sanders. Can you? How? PLEASE do not tell me "Love the sinner, hate the sin." I will NOT believe you!! If I got to heaven, and Jesus introduced me to Dylann Roof, I'd head right for the elevators, and hit the DOWN button. No, actually, I'd pry the door open and swan-dive down the fucking shaft.

I'm pretty sure God means to destroy us very soon, just like He's destroyed so many other evil societies in the past, so my prayers feel insincere, and actually insulting to God.

You guys still have faith in Trump. I don't know how many of you were around here during W. ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT. It's futile to put trust and faith in people. I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

83 65 New Leech Found in D.C.-Area Swamps


Self identifying Congress will immediately declare it an endangered species and forbid Trump from draining the swamp.
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Heh

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (IDhUW)

84 I don't remember if I had chicken pox or not. I think I did. I KNOW I had measles because mom kept the room real dark and I ate chicken soup for what seemed like an etenity.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

85 >> Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

It's recommended for seniors, what the age is now, I don't know. But when you get 29 and stay there for about 20 years or so, it's a good idea.

Shingles occurs more often in the over 29 crowd.

Seriously, it's over 50 I think when the probability starts rising.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (NMAzL)

86 > Missing an arm has to make it tricky to put on and take off a bra.

Maybe that explains why she doesn't appear to be wearing one. :-)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (cB5if)

87 I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar..........
If your insurance covers it.. OR.. if you can afford it... It IS a very good idea..
The pain and suffering of a bout of shingles is well worth the price. If you get it after the shot, it is mild and goes away in a few days.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 23, 2019 10:19 PM (438dO)

88

{{{Jewells!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

89
I looked it up. The recommended age is now 50, and that's for the newer vaccine. The old vaccine was 60 and above.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (NMAzL)

90 > ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT.

Trump delivered more in his first year in office than W delivered in 8.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (cB5if)

91 rhomboid

Thanks, I'll talk to my dr!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (BiNEL)

92 82 Hi Morons! I'm sorry to lay this great big stinking rotten egg here. I know I've given you EVERY reason to despise me, and have no right to post this lament here.

I don't have any IRL friends left. I HATE PEOPLE so fucking much. The world is ALL fucking LIES and IGNORANCE now, and I feel like there's something really really HORRIBLE going to happen really really soon. There is no truth, there is no reason or logic, and there is no trust. NOTHING remains.

I read scripture, but I have no faith, and I just don't have it in me to do what the Lord tells me to do. I can't bring myself to LOVE monsters and liars and ignorant people, like the Lord wants me to. I cannot love a MONSTER like Dylann Roof. I cannot love a LIAR like Maxine Waters. I cannot love an IGNORAMUS like Bernie Sanders. Can you? How? PLEASE do not tell me "Love the sinner, hate the sin." I will NOT believe you!! If I got to heaven, and Jesus introduced me to Dylann Roof, I'd head right for the elevators, and hit the DOWN button. No, actually, I'd pry the door open and swan-dive down the fucking shaft.

I'm pretty sure God means to destroy us very soon, just like He's destroyed so many other evil societies in the past, so my prayers feel insincere, and actually insulting to God.

You guys still have faith in Trump. I don't know how many of you were around here during W. ALL us morons had faith in W, and the whole thing turned to FUCKING DOGSHIT. It's futile to put trust and faith in people. I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

And y'all think I'm crazy...

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)

93 I think Bartolome de las Casas' writing of "History of the Indies" would be the true New World project. Call it the 1561 Project.

That man should be hailed as a saint.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

94 We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed
***

Verdict: True.

Before the rise of the Newest Left I was a live and let live kind of guy.

Now those people I wanted to let do their thing want to throw me in prison for not believing a man in a dress is a woman, let alone wanting to have sex with "her".


Either we will pull society back to sanity, soon, or the Gods of the Copybook Headings are going to do it for us...in a very unpleasant manner.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

95 Sorry to hear about Miley having shingles. My little sister had those as a kid and they were NOT fun.

My grandmother saying within earshot that if the rash formed a ring around her midsection, she would die, was not particularly helpful.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (2PXwn)

96 I heard you can get shingles from a dirty toilet seat.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstien at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (Bgx7w)

97 Hey everybody.

Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

It's not too late to get a flyer with all the pertinent information! Just email me at at the address provided above!

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

98 73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.
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Nice paraphrasing.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (IDhUW)

99 69 Yes, shingles is caused by herpes zoster, the chicken pox virus. When you're first exposed, you get the chicken pox.

Then, the virus goes dormant, but still alive in your nerves. When it decides to pop out again, that's shingles.


Mine decided to pop out 3 years ago in my eyeball. Very expensive to treat. Now I'm taking Valocyclovir in a suppressant dosage. Seems to be working.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (qJeBn)

100 I thought bras, like pants, were optional on the ONT?

Isn't that in the official bylaws of Aos?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (WdocV)

101 94 We Need Christian Nationalism Because Religious Neutrality Has Failed
***

Verdict: True.

Before the rise of the Newest Left I was a live and let live kind of guy.

Now those people I wanted to let do their thing want to throw me in prison for not believing a man in a dress is a woman, let alone wanting to have sex with "her".


Either we will pull society back to sanity, soon, or the Gods of the Copybook Headings are going to do it for us...in a very unpleasant manner.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

102 I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.
Posted by: gp


Well, that's cheery.

I feel better already.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (S6Pax)

103 Chi-Town Jerry

Thanks to you as well, sounds like it's gonna be shot season very shortly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

104 A moral Batman would use a gun. And often.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (WdocV)

105 Was just perusing through the refrigerator.

I don't know if I've shared, but I had a sister who's going through some hard times move in.

She enjoys imbibing from time to time, but doesn't make much money, so oftentimes she buys the "off brands."

I had no idea there was a whisky made by Dack Janiels...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

106 79 Didn't Ace have a bad case of the shelves once?
Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always asks...


Yes. It was nearly fatal.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

107 She has two of what I lingered on, scrolling on by.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (LxTcq)

108 Everyone should look into it themselves/consult a doc, but yes, the vaccine is highly recommended [no downside] - and the new one is considered highly effective.


While you're at it, depending on your location/lifestyle/work etc, review your vaccinations, and consider that thanks to Wonderful Vibrant Diversity [i.e., no border, nearly collapsed system of public health WRT incoming migrants, at least the illegal ones], vaccines long not recommended for adults are ..... back!


DPT [pertussis is the "P"], vs. DT, for example. There may be others.


Think of it as a form of historical re-enacting. Thanks to the idiocy of the political class, and the electorate, we now get to deal with public health problems that until recently you could only read about from the past.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

109 A guy I worked with at my last job got shingles a few years ago. He was 26 or 27 at the time. So it's possible if you're younger, it's just more likely as you get older.

Posted by: BigZesty at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (IcXnp)

110 > If your insurance covers it.. OR.. if you can afford it... It IS a very good idea..

Looks like Walgreens is charging $181.99 for the new stuff.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (cB5if)

111
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

Take a deep breath.....and again.....maybe ask Jack Straw for some of his stash.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

112 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru)


I think any fate of the individual is between that person and the Creator.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

When Jesus said that, he was looking at his Mother out of the corner of his eye, as she was casually hefting a stone.
Okay, is that true?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (S6Pax)

113 Wait, so now I have to get my Dip-Tet, like that baby in Raising Arizona?

Posted by: Splunge at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (ed8K1)

114 Take a deep breath.....and again.....maybe ask Jack Straw for some of his stash.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

He bogarts like a mofo.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

115 ...And y'all think I'm crazy...

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)



Shut 'er down, Horde.

The thread has been won, even before the 100th comment.

*hands AoS Cardboard Membership to Allie*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (QzJWU)

116 Thanks to the idiocy of the political class, and the electorate, we now get to deal with public health problems that until recently you could only read about from the past.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM (QDnY+)

Who are we to eradicate a naturally occurring viral "species"? Give evolution a fighting chance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

117 He bogarts like a mofo.
Posted by: Insomniac


Roll another one

Just like the other one

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (S6Pax)

118
Yes, shingles in the eye is a big problem. That's the trouble with me and the forehead outbreaks. If it gets in your eye, well, it's not too good.

Another complication is "postherpetic neuralgia", where the pain persists -- nerve damage, for months or years after the original outbreak.

And the worst of that is again, when it involves facial nerves, which is "tic douloureux" or trigeminal neuralgia.

That is *severe* facial pain, causing you to wince and contort your face. It's torture.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (NMAzL)

119 Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.
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I hope you all have a great time. Thanks for giving the Horde an opportunity to meet in real life, Steve.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (IDhUW)

120 Publius is correct, again - 5O and over has been the standard recommended age to get shingles vaccine. Remains so, I think. Got the first of the 2-shot series recently.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (QDnY+)

121 I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away, but it still SUCKS.

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)


Well, that's pleasant. Think I'll check out what's on the idiot box.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (qJeBn)

122 I actually taught on Cortes and the events of 1519 and so on in class today. Made sure to lay heavy emphasis on the point that "yeah, Cortes would never have overthrown the Aztecs without the help of all those Indian allies who hated the crap out of Tenochtitlan for dragging their people off for human sacrifices." Hopefully that'll stick with them, though who knows. They're almost all impressionable college freshmen.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (2PXwn)

123 Dylann Roof was a broken little kid whom Satan induced to inflict horror. I don't love him but I pity him.

As for gp (and Allie) : if you think we all deserve judgement, are you so much different from Dylann Roof, who believed that his targets deserved judgement ... ?

Except that Roof put his beliefs into action.

I've tried that 'putting my beliefs into action' thing in my own way, and that thing hurt the person I was trying to hurt, so that person got what he deserved. That person being me.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (ykYG2)

124 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (QzJWU)


You win, I was still doing the

*types

*deletes* thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

125 Who are we to eradicate a naturally occurring viral "species"? Give evolution a fighting chance!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

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I say any organism that can't synthesize its own proteins doesn't deserve the title of organism at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (amw5z)

126 A moral Batman would use a gun. And often.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:22 PM (WdocV)

True. He could save a high number of people by shooting the Joker the first time he sees him. And a slightly smaller high number the second time he sees him, with total moral clarity.

This Spiderverse movie is extremely well animated.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (LxTcq)

127 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
***

If things keep going the way they are? First exclusion from society. No jobs, no social connections, no public life for anyone that doesn't sign on with the left's agenda. And that agenda will get more and more extreme.


Then comes the official government condemnation, profess what the government tells you to or prison. "Bigotry", which will include Christianity and basically what was considered normal views on sexuality circa 1992 will be banned.


And at that point either we see a violent reaction "Revolutionary War 2.0" OR we get Big Brother. Who will likely imprison the common people for all the antics the left celebrates now anyway.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:28 PM (WdocV)

128 Hey everybody.

Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

It's not too late to get a flyer with all the pertinent information! Just email me at at the address provided above!

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

I hope you all have a great time!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)

129 Seriously - best wishes for her to feel better soon.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

130 okay i misunderstood Allie's comment, so, I retract that, and apologise / ask forgiveness

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (ykYG2)

131 So it's possible if you're younger, it's just more likely as you get older.

Posted by: BigZesty at August 23, 2019 10:23 PM

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My son got them when he was 24.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (qJeBn)

132 gp @ 82 --

You can become an Internet troll like me. Sure, no one ever has anything nice to say to you, but you get to CHANGE THE WORLD and stuff. It's a good way to channel negativity.

Besides, God isn't going to exact any big-time wrath any time soon. Think about it: Climate change will get us in the next 10 years, if racism doesn't kill us all sooner. And forget about Dylann Roof, for cryin' outs.

The AoSHQ is kind of my trolling "turf" but you can have at it here for a few posts. (Just this once!) Sports is the latest thing we're tarnishing beyond recognition. If you want to take my Project 1619 / Joe Montana commenet and run with it, maybe point out how the greatest quarterback ever couldn't win a title with a Native American symbol on his helmet because RASICM!!!

(Don't forget the caps and the exclamation points, and try not to overdo the misspelled words.)

Posted by: WaterCow at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (jh17W)

133 Apropos of nothing, Just had a really good Lamb Gyro.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (S7X0F)

134 AK and Evasive, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

135 The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

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When it says "Liverpool Pathway" you should start worrying.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (amw5z)

136 without the help of all those Indian allies who hated the crap out of
Tenochtitlan for dragging their people off for human sacrifices."

***

Did you also get into how the Spanish brought smallpox to Mexico...accidentally. And how much that helped them in conquering the locals?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (WdocV)

137 Dr T, good on 'ya. The brainwashing is broad but shallow. I've seen just a bit of reality spark great interest in some young'ins. Of course only in those inclined to think and explore, not just absorb/consume.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (QDnY+)

138
{{{Miley!!!}}}

Get well, dahlin!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

139 Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

Did I miss an announcement?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

140 Over 100 comments on the board and no Michelle Fields comments? Who are you people? What have you done to the posters?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (8AONa)

141 Diogenes, this evening I was in a Bed Bath & Beyond for reasons. My wife did not want to shop there today. That datum is of grave concern to me, but I went in anyway.

The cashier was significantly shorter than me in height. However, the open display of very large tracts of land was disconcerting. She had an open top, liked to bend over, and they were very large and real. That analysis is based on my scientific study of giggling and harmonic motion in Si-breasts and non-Si breasts.

I was able to maintain eye contact when needed.

I just had one thought as I saw this young, too-heavy college age student ring up my order.

One thought.

Is her grandmother widowed?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (u82oZ)

142 The release orders say "palliative care" which I found rather alarming. I always thought it meant end-of-life comfort. Turns out that isn't so. Fortunately.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (NMAzL)

They're often associated with each other but not exclusively.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

143 I hope you all have a great time!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:29 PM (f9A2A)


Hmm, a bunch of morons meeting in real life, what could possibly go wrong?
Seriously, I expect that a truly great time will be had by all attendees! Too bad the OPSEC requirements preclude video tape!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

144
I think I had chicken pox, but that was way before I turned 29. Wonder if the shot is still a good idea?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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My opinion, yes. Nothing to lose, and everything to gain. I call it a no-brainer.

Those who have never had shingles have no standing to argue against it, in my opinion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (CDGwz)

145 Posted by: gp

Firstly, take a deep breath and stop with the elevated cortisol. It's not good for you and things have been worse (Black Plague, for example).
Secondly, we're commanded to love our neighbor, not like him. Sometimes, loving someone means being harsh, but not out of a spirit of malice. Also, baby steps, start with family and people in close physical proximity. Think of faith like kaizen rather an overnight 180.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 23, 2019 10:33 PM (mOcZx)

146 OOPS. Top heavy. She was. Oh my, yes she was.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

147 Too bad the OPSEC requirements preclude video tape!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

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Any photographer gets the Barzini treatment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (amw5z)

148 Off no-hoper also-ran sock.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (mOcZx)

149 The release orders say "palliative care" ...
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In my youth, I often sought palliative care in the aftermath of a broken heart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (CDGwz)

150 7th inning stretch at Oneok field. Driller hung close thru 6, got hammered for 6 runs top of 7th.

Here celebrating wife's bday.

Hope y'all are having a good evening!

Posted by: tbodie at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (sMMcg)

151 Nobody poisoned a WD ONT except WD. WTF is going on?!?!?

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (QwmrN)

152 Great ONT, WeirdDave, and great ONTs always, MisHum.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (l9m7l)

153 Did you also get into how the Spanish brought smallpox to Mexico...accidentally. And how much that helped them in conquering the locals?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (WdocV)

A bit. I mainly mentioned that they weren't trying to start biological warfare, because they didn't understand how infection worked back then, so they didn't intend to genocide the natives.

I think the best approach to talking about something like the conquest of the New World is to treat both sides like actual people. Both were a mix of good and bad, not abstractions.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (2PXwn)

154 I've been told that there is sufficient vaccine for the first dose, but not the second. You can't count on getting the second does within the prescribed time.

Has anyone else heard that?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

155 In my youth, I often sought palliative care in the aftermath of a broken heart.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:34 PM (CDGwz)

Booze.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

156 publius, I am so sorry you got shingles on your face. The first time I was 19, and it went into my eye and ear. I just had a bout last May, and it went to the exact same places. Chronic ear pain because it damaged the aural nerve. It's not much fun.

If you can get the shingles vaccine, TAKE it.

Posted by: Moki at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (mFoNl)

157 Well she IS quite disarming.

In other less inspiring news, I am surrounded by people who think Shrillary would have been a wonderful president.

What the actual fuck gets into people?

Posted by: Halfwise at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (kLxSO)

158 82 Hi Morons!...
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

That reminds me. When we re-elect Trump, let's adopt a new slogan at the subsequent rallies,
viz.
"Make America Not a Bunch Whiny Little Bitches Again"

Carry on.

Posted by: CyberCipher at August 23, 2019 10:36 PM (Xawuy)

159 NaCly, BB and B is one of our favorite ..... food stores. World Market, same company now, so select locations have a small food/wine/beer section. But excellent selection of high-end ingredients/snacks, and craft beers.


But the only reason it's a favorite is the discount coupon thing. When they have what we want, it knocks enough off to make the price equal to house brand/big store, but quality is better. Just occasionally drop by, location is convenient, but it's become a beer source.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (QDnY+)

160 18-1, smallpox might not actually have killed as many Mesoamericans as was claimed. Directly.

It did disfigure the survivors, and it certainly demoralised the rest of them. Demoralisation means suicides and fewer children being born.

The biggest direct killer of Mesoamericans was the cocolitzi. I'd heard this one was paratyphoid.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)

161 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)

162 The cashier was significantly shorter than me in height.

I think most people are significantly shorter than you I mean I'm almost 5'9 and had to bend my head UP to look at you. You... you tall person.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:38 PM (dUJdY)

163 137 Dr T, good on 'ya. The brainwashing is broad but shallow. I've seen just a bit of reality spark great interest in some young'ins. Of course only in those inclined to think and explore, not just absorb/consume.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:31 PM (QDnY+)


Thanks rhomboid. It's only been a week, but these kids seem fairly interested in the material, stopping to ask questions quite a bit. That may or may not last; I'd be happy just to counter the leftist indoctrination a bit.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:38 PM (2PXwn)

164 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

165 rhomboid

Not the case here. Independent stores have a strong presence in this college town.

Normally I do not go there because of the excessive fragrance or potpourri miasma.

Give me acetone or ethyl acetate or diethyl ether any day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (u82oZ)

166 NaCly still planning a visit to KC??

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

167 123 As for gp (and Allie) : if you think we all deserve judgement, are you so much different from Dylann Roof, who believed that his targets deserved judgement ... ?

Except that Roof put his beliefs into action.

I've tried that 'putting my beliefs into action' thing in my own way, and that thing hurt the person I was trying to hurt, so that person got what he deserved. That person being me.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:27 PM (ykYG2)

I don't. Not anymore. I got to a point where I couldn't lie about who I was anymore just so people wouldn't sneer at me and verbally shit on me.

And I know a lot of people aren't OK with that. But I have to be my own person, not other people's expectations that make me miserable.

Suffering may be part of God's plan, but I'm hoping He'll understand that I just can't have that be my entire life.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (vmRc0)

168 A bit. I mainly mentioned that they weren't trying to start biological
warfare, because they didn't understand how infection worked back then,
so they didn't intend to genocide the natives.

***

Oh I meant specifically how a Spaniard with smallpox ended up in Mexico.

My memory is that CortÚs went to Mexico against the wishes of the Spanish governor of Cuba. The governor sent an army after CortÚs into Mexico.

CortÚs persuaded this army that there was more glory and riches to be had in Mexico then there were in dragging him back to Cuba and...ended up with the army he needed due to the governor's opposition.

One of the soldiers sent to stop him though had come down with smallpox though...and it was this vector that led to CortÚs spreading the disease (again unknowingly).



Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (WdocV)

169 Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:18 PM (mk9aG)

We will all pay for our sins, in this life or the next.

Standing next to these depraved assholes, I am a saint by comparison. I may not have made the cut in saner times, but I have resisted the foul impulses of this era, and that has to count for something.

I do not intend to sit idly by and be swept away by anything. Soon, this pregnant pause in time will be over, and the time for conversation will be past.

Have courage. Our enemies are desperate and panicked, they would not be so desperate and panicked if things were going well for them, now would they?

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (O4K4J)

170 The supplies of shingrix are tight because the entire 5O+ population is recommended to have it [including those who already had the old one], it's sort of new, so I assume there's a short term squeeze that will fade over time. The 2nd shot is 2 - 5 months later, I assume/think any place administering it will put you on the list such that you'll get it within the time frame.


I waited about 4 months to get the 1st shot [pharmacy of large grocery chain].



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (QDnY+)

171 Jewells45

You are a tall drink of water. I have had some settling as I got older.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:42 PM (u82oZ)

172 Got a notice that my Jewells order shipped today. Now that I have bought a couple safely, I can say, Jewells, that you are way undercharging. Your works are gorgeous and well worth...well, more than I can pay.

I can promise you that they will be presented to someone worthy of your abilities...though that may take many years, perhaps a lifetime or two. Or maybe a legacy! Which might start a film series run....

Jewells, have your people contact my people and get them to talk.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

173 That analysis is based on my scientific study of giggling and harmonic motion in Si-breasts and non-Si breasts.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:32 PM


Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (DMUuz)

174 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!
***

Sorry, you only get the please ban me now functionality if you pay for AoS prime.


Also, you can skip all the Yoko One posts.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (WdocV)

175 73 Ephesians 5:21-27 paraphrased
Don't live your marriage selfishly, but selflessly out of respect for God.
Wives, call your husband into leadership by making him the leader. Gently teaching him what leadership is.
Husbands, love your wife the way God loves us., sacrificially. Speak to her in a way that makes her feel safe to reveal her inner beauty. The inner beauty that can take ones breath away.

Shorter Fr. L: Men make the world safe for women, women make the world beautiful for men.

Posted by: Sal at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (2qCi9)

176 "I think we're all fucking doomed. We deserve to be swept away"

If you've seen the (original) movie "Carrie" -- remember the scene where Carrie comes home after the incident in the girls locker room, and when her mother finds out what happened (that Carrie got her period for the first time) she starts reading from a book called "The Sins of Woman" and ranting about how "Eve was weak" and menstruation is a curse, etc.? Well, anymore, in my darker moments, especially after spending way too much time online reading about the latest feminazi outrages, I find myself wondering if maybe Carrie's mom was right and women really are cursed and evil ... and I'm a woman.

Posted by: Secret Square at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (9WuX0)

177 160 18-1, smallpox might not actually have killed as many Mesoamericans as was claimed. Directly.

It did disfigure the survivors, and it certainly demoralised the rest of them. Demoralisation means suicides and fewer children being born.

The biggest direct killer of Mesoamericans was the cocolitzi. I'd heard this one was paratyphoid.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)


I'm not an expert in the historical spread of diseases, but forms of typhoid were definitely a big killer in North America. It's believed that typhoid nearly took down Massasoit (he of the First Thanksgiving and all that), except the Pilgrims recognized the symptoms and were able to treat them.

I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't know for sure.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (2PXwn)

178 Alright, I guess I should have know copying the correct Spanish spelling of Cortez's name was going to make minx barf.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (WdocV)

179 The Spanish might have inadvertently spread smallpox in Mesoamerica. But my understanding is that "interacting" with the native women and then returning back to Spain is what introduced syphilis to Europe.

So it's not as if the Spaniards didn't get smacked right back in the bio-warfare department.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (Fp6vo)

180 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM (l9m7l)

Oh you are so kind! Thank you!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

181 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)

It means Barr cares about Barr, the Epstein death happened when he was in charge, someone must pay. The coup happened pre Barr, mistakes were made,change procedures...

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:45 PM (f9A2A)

182 @177

Yes, syphillis went from the Americas back to Europe.

I don't think anything else went in that direction though.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (S7X0F)

183 Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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You're complaining?
*pulls cover off of Babbage difference engine*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (CDGwz)

184 Jewells45

I am in discussion daily with my wife on the trip. She is a tad tired after our vacation, and is not committing to a September trip. Yet.

My guess is that is the 28th and 29th is the weekend we go.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

185
I waited about 4 months to get the 1st shot [pharmacy of large grocery chain].



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (QDnY+)


Thank you, Rhomboid!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

186
Yes, syphillis went from the Americas back to Europe.

I don't think anything else went in that direction though.
Posted by: Radical Centrist
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We got the clap, they got whiskey.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

187 I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America
to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't
know for sure.
***

I've heard that as well, but it is complicated I believe.

There seems to be signs of syphilis Europe before 1492, but a MUCH more virulent version spread with the Spanish armies in the 1500s.


So....was the disease on both continents? (YOU NAUGHTY VIKINGS!) or were there two similar diseases on both?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (WdocV)

188 Radical Centrist

Potatoes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

189 I have had some settling as I got older.

That was only what.. 2 years ago? Doubt you have settled THAT much. And I will admit.. I'm not 5'9 anymore. I'm 5'81/2.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (dUJdY)

190 Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Just sayin....

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (QwmrN)

191 @182 I don't think anything else went in that direction though.

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Far, far too much gold did. Though from our point of view, that's primarily of interest if you've got some familiarity with how economics and inflation work.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (Fp6vo)

192 Also, you can skip all the Yoko One posts.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:43 PM


This


should not be allowed.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Associationists, Terran System Synods at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (DMUuz)

193 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!
Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

No! I enjoy your posts, you have a unique perspective!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (f9A2A)

194 Well, anymore, in my darker moments, especially after spending way too much time online reading about the latest feminazi outrages, I find myself wondering if maybe Carrie's mom was right and women really are cursed and evil ... and I'm a woman.

Posted by: Secret Square at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (9WuX0)

There is no curse, any doubts you have are because we are surrounded by a storm of fraud and deception. Know yourself and ignore the rest, it's all vexation and vanity.

Learn to spot and ignore the emotional manipulations they are attempting, and shut your ears to them.

We are being gaslighted. They are trying to make us think we are crazy, to scare us into silence.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (O4K4J)

195 188
Radical Centrist



Potatoes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:47 PM (u82oZ)


And tomatoes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (Bgx7w)

196 My guess is that is the 28th and 29th is the weekend we go.

Perfect. I'm free that weekend.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:48 PM (dUJdY)

197 Here ya' go:

Americapox- the missing plague
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYh5WACqEk

Posted by: Sal at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (2qCi9)

198 Radical Centrist

Potatoes.
Posted by: NaCly
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Tomatoes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (CDGwz)

199 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp
________

You're BANNED!

Posted by: Joe's Produce at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (jh17W)

200 Syphilis spread into Spain from a vector from Calabria, when the Spanish men were away conquering the New World. The Calabrian vector is known only by the name 'Paolo'.

It is known.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (ykYG2)

201 Dr T until a while ago I'd lecture a friend's foreign policy/national security class once a semester. Upper division undergrad. Mix of encouraging and appalling experiences. But the real jaw-droppers were grading the tests [I'd help - port, cigars, out on his deck], and esp. his stories about students and what they'd come tell him in office hours.


First prof to make them think, first one not to preach, first one who actually had background/experience in his subject, first one to insist/help them write correctly. A lot of seniors among these cases. Major state university.


He was slowly squeezed out by the idiots in the department. He had [by far] the highest student ratings.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (QDnY+)

202 This is a weirdly uptight ONT. I recommend abstinence and yogurt enemas all around.

Posted by: John Kellogg at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (H5knJ)

203 One of the soldiers sent to stop him though had come down with smallpox though...and it was this vector that led to Cortes spreading the disease (again unknowingly).


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (WdocV)


Oh, I see what you mean. That's my recollection of events as well.

It's also my understanding (and I find this funny in a dark sort of way) that of the new army that joined up with Cortes, most of them died soon after. When they all marched back to Tenochtitlan, that was just before the Aztecs rose up and drove them out, and they had to swim across the lake to get away. The ones who'd been with Cortes from the beginning knew to travel light, but the newcomers plundered all they could first and when it came time to swim,....well.

I guess drowning beats being stretched out on an altar and having your heart cut out, though.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (2PXwn)

204 I see that Barr is dragging a large portion of the Epstein's prison's staff before a grand jury.

Theories on what he hopes to get out of them? Or is it a run of the mill investigation at this point (in which case we are getting nowhere).
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:37 PM (WdocV)



The average internet crank was placing bets on how many hours Epstein had to live. The jail officials whose primary responsibility was to keep him alive had no clue he was at high risk... and planets aligned just so... and he just... died... and nobody else had anything to do with other than providing means and opportunity.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (1g7ch)

205 And potahtoes, and tomahtoes.

Posted by: davidt at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (Bgx7w)

206 except the Pilgrims recognized the symptoms and were able to treat them.

***

The interrelations of the Europeans and the American Indians were very complex and it is sad that the left is trying to make that knowledge verboten.


My amusing fact of the day - the Iroquois introduced the Indian of Indian reservations. As successful warmongers they often had to decide what to do with defeated tribes and often moved those tribes to areas convenient for them. Of course in some cases they just plain exterminated their neighbors well.


As one non-Indian put it, "the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (WdocV)

207 Please ban me. Every time I resolve to stay away, I come back. PLEASE BAN ME NOW!!!!!!!

Posted by: gp at August 23, 2019 10:41 PM (mk9aG)

---
poast on a thread from last month.

#problemsolved

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (/e9Kb)

208 I did not get chicken pox as a kid but my siblings did. I gloated.

Karma got me. I got them when I was 29 it sucked. Then I got shingles at 49 that sucked much worse.

My siblings have never had shingles.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (xV6Pj)

209 178 Alright, I guess I should have know copying the correct Spanish spelling of Cortez's name was going to make minx barf.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:44 PM (WdocV)

Heh. I got an error message after copypasting your comment and had to fix it to make it go through.

Damn hamsters.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:52 PM (2PXwn)

210 183 Great. We've been math-free for over 1.874342996 weeks, and you introduce third-order differential equations, and on the ONT, no less.

* shuffles off to get HP-41C and back-up slide rule *
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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You're complaining?
*pulls cover off of Babbage difference engine*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:46 PM (CDGwz)
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This will get out of control. It will get out of control and we will be lucky to live through it!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:53 PM (IDhUW)

211
Damn hamsters.
Posted by: Dr. T
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Hampsters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (xSo9G)

212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

213 202 This is a weirdly uptight ONT. I recommend abstinence and yogurt enemas all around.
Posted by: John Kellogg at August 23, 2019 10:50 PM (H5knJ

NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 09:15 PM (QwmrN)

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (QwmrN)

214 38 Tonight's ONT is brought to you by arms dealers:

Boy, she is a cute thing. Is that her sense of humor on display in the profile, too?

Posted by: t-bird

She's pretty, has a nice smile, and a fantastic set of tits. 4 out of 4.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (/Fmtj)

215 Posted by: redc1c4 at August 23, 2019 10:51 PM (/e9Kb)

Exactly
And if that doesn't work drop me an email

Posted by: Mis. Hum. Phone at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (lqKAY)

216 I guess drowning beats being stretched out on an altar and having your heart cut out, though.
***

And modern left educators will tell you that never happened, that it is all a myth, irrespective of all the evidence we have of it.


Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

They had a "holiday" they celebrated by sacrificing children. But the god they were sacrificed to, as a water based god, required tears - the more the better and based on the remains we've found...they were very good at their tasks.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (WdocV)

217 Good night all. I have a show tomorrow so gotta get some shut eye. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (dUJdY)

218 He was slowly squeezed out by the idiots in the department. He had [by far] the highest student ratings.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 10:49 PM (QDnY+)


Figures. Having spent the last few years at a flagship institution, I have no doubt of that.

Any particularly hair-raising stories concerning his students? I'm only (almost) 29 and have already spent ample time banging my head against a wall.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (2PXwn)

219 Hello ONT my old friend...

I was in Vernon, NJ today, where I learned of the legend of Action Park.

An enclosed water slide with a complete loop where customers ended up with bloody noses. A wheeled ride with no brakes that shot down a concrete-and-fiberglass track. A freshwater pool with giant waves that required lifeguards to rescue over two dozen people a day. New Jersey's Action Park, which quickly became known as "Accident Park", had it all. It was arguably America's most dangerous water park...

One extreme example was the park's Alpine Slide, which has been described by an old Action Park regular as, "essentially a giant track to rip people's skin off that was disguised as a kid's ride."...

One of the park's most notable attractions was the Tidal Wave Pool, one of the first to open in the United States, which quickly became one of the most dangerous rides at the park. Nicknamed, "The Grave Pool," it was filled with fresh water, not sea water, which made patrons less buoyant and left strong swimmers and non-swimmers alike literally in over their heads as waves that could reach 40 inches at high blast. The 12 lifeguards on duty rescued, on average, 30 people a day on high-traffic weekends.


As part of the anything goes atmosphere no one cared about the drinking age. Doctors said nearly everyone they treated for injuries was inebriated, no matter what age. A guy got electrocuted on a kayak ride because there was a live wire in the water.


http://bit.ly/2zu3IdD

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 23, 2019 10:56 PM (fuK7c)

220 Fires up Cray - 2 on gov surplus from No Such Agency.

Output - Real!

Sorry, AmericanKestrel, Mike Hammer and Duncanthrax.

OK, I'm over it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

221 She's pretty, has a nice smile, and a fantastic set of tits. 4 out of 4.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (/Fmtj)

So 4 out of 10? I'm very confused by this grading scale.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:57 PM (QwmrN)

222 Shingles, small pox, heart sacrifice, drowning.... In the end it will be the math that gets us.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 10:57 PM (IDhUW)

223 Hampsters.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (xSo9G)


Hey, if that's the right spelling for you....

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:58 PM (2PXwn)

224 AmericanKestrel

If you understand probability, you don't fund the state lotteries.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (u82oZ)

225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

226 @216
And modern left educators will tell you that never happened, that it is all a myth, irrespective of all the evidence we have of it.


Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

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The Romans have a lot to do with the disappearance of human sacrifice in the Mediterranean. They occasionally engaged in a little of it themselves, but by and large they didn't like it and avoided it. And then they enforced that on everyone else in the region. It's worth noting that human sacrifice was one of the reasons why "Carthage delenda est!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (Fp6vo)

227 212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

Wife is in bed, but there are a few she has been checking out. I'll find out and let you know next time I see you.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (f9A2A)

228 The people in charge of the banning have been banned.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (oVJmc)

229 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1

Little known fact: Vikings were compulsive hand washers.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (mOcZx)

230 18-1, you speak of forbidden things.


It cannot be that the white-eye was simply the strongest tribe, being far ahead of the stone age, and thus prevailed - as the Iroquois and Huron and Apache and other competent aggressive tribes had dominated before the white-eye.


Or that the enslavement, slaughters, even genocides prior to the 17th century are beyond counting or knowing, by definition.


Nope, can't be that.





Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (QDnY+)

231 Well, I hope everyone hits the jackpot tonight.

May your dreams become reality, but only if they are good, probable dreams.

Kate Upton is married, so she is right out. But I bet her kid is cute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

232 224 AmericanKestrel

If you understand probability, you don't fund the state lotteries.
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Math is a weak area for me, and yet even I know not to throw my money away.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (IDhUW)

233 Goodnight all!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (f9A2A)

234 My memory is that the last example of Roman human sacrifice occurred right after the battle of Cannae.

Of course that battle was a shock to their system...


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:02 PM (WdocV)

235 Bander, that park sounds awesome. Just needed firearms and explosives to complete the picture.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (QDnY+)

236 Bander, that park sounds awful!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

237 225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

the vikings left their smallpox blankets at home.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (V2Yro)

238 The Defunctland guy did an episode on Action Park

https://youtu.be/flkW-ceNvck

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (LxTcq)

239 235 Bander, that park sounds awesome. Just needed firearms and explosives to complete the picture.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (QDnY+)

236 Bander, that park sounds awful!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

Lol

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

240 The Vikings who came to the New World were from a small population where the Old World diseases had already run their courses out.

They had gone from Iceland to Greenland. Iceland itself does not support a huge population and Greenland, eventually, failed as a Norse colony.

So: no diseases.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (ykYG2)

241 Good night Evasive

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (IDhUW)

242 The cleavage is nice on that girl, but I question her fashion decision to go sleeveless.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (4QHtX)

243 If things keep going the way they are? First exclusion from society. No jobs, no social connections, no public life for anyone that doesn't sign on with the left's agenda. And that agenda will get more and more extreme.

You're already seeing loyalty oaths in academia - if you want to be hired or promoted, you have to sign a written commitment to "diversity". if you think that your university should simply hire the best people available, no academic career for you.

Columbia's English Literature department got some flak for not placing a single Ph.D. graduate in a tenure-track position, yet still admitting 18 new Ph.D. students into the program.

A Columbia professor explained that they couldn't cut back on the number of students admitted,,because that would hurt the department's "diversity" goals.

Translation: Columbia's "diversity" admits are terrible, so if Columbia only admitted "diversity" candidates, it would destroy what was left of the English Department's reputation.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 23, 2019 11:05 PM (I2/tG)

244 Of course adult human sacrifice is NOWHERE near the worst thing the Aztecs did.

They had a "holiday" they celebrated by sacrificing children. But the god they were sacrificed to, as a water based god, required tears - the more the better and based on the remains we've found...they were very good at their tasks.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:55 PM (WdocV)

They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 23, 2019 11:05 PM (O4K4J)

245 Hey, if that's the right spelling for you....
Posted by: Dr. T
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It works for American University.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

246 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

247 @225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

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Probably a mix of a few things.

IIRC, the Vikings in the New World aren't believed to have interacted all that much with the locals (aside from exchanging arrows on occasion). So there was less opportunity for diseases to jump ethnicities. The colder climate probably helped. And the population confronting the Vikings was completely different from what the Spanish faced. The Spanish were working their way through heavily urbanized areas, with lots of people per square mile. The Vikings were living in a much more sparsely settled area, where infecting one local didn't necessarily mean that a thousand others would be exposed by the end of the day.

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (Fp6vo)

248 In all seriousness, the Vikings were always a relatively small group of persons, on the fringes of society, and the ones that went to American were hardly in contact with the mainstream of Euroasian society. The Conquistadores and such were often scraped out of the teeming cities on the Mediterranean coast, port cities which would have been exposed to every disease on the Eurasion continent.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (V2Yro)

249 'Not a joke': Biden claims he was accused of being gay in 1972 for supporting women's rights

by Carlin Becker August 23, 2019 10:09 PM

Joe Biden told a crowd in New Hampshire that he was accused of being gay in the 1970s because he supported women's rights.

Speaking
at a town hall that was supposed to center around healthcare on Friday,
the Democratic presidential front-runner recalled his early support for
women's rights and how his stances were perceived at the time.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (xPl2J)

250 242 The cleavage is nice on that girl, but I question her fashion decision to go sleeveless.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:04 PM (4QHtX)

She is 14.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (QwmrN)

251 Or that the enslavement, slaughters, even genocides prior to the 17th century are beyond counting or knowing, by definition.
***

I remember when Lawrence H. Keeley's "War Before Civilization" came out it caused a bit of a sensation, because the myth of the peaceful savage held such sway in academic circles. And the irony is that any academic from before the rise of the Left would have understood the thesis of the book to be true, and obviously so.


As a society we have regressed so much, and in so many ways.



Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:07 PM (WdocV)

252 She is 14.
___

Anyone know if she is interested in an internship position?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (WdocV)

253 except that Cortes did back down. a lot. when Tlaxcala sicced Cortes and his men on Cholula, Cortes and his men massacred Cholula.

No, Cortes was not a good man, and he was not a man of principle. He was an opportunist, a weasel, and ultimately a failure.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)

254 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1


Don't really have a good answer to that. My immediate guess would be sheer luck--either the Vikings didn't have any carriers with them, or the two sides weren't in contact long enough for disease to spread, or both.

Also, it's Canada. Maybe it was too cold.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (2PXwn)

255 Iceland itself does not support a huge population

Iceland's population is so small that it couldn't maintain an endemic population of people with measles.

So historically, Iceland has been ravaged by periodic measles epidemics caused by an infected person off a ship, everyone gets immunity, and then there are no measles cases until enough non-immune people are born in Iceland to support a new epidemic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (I2/tG)

256 NaCly, I'm reading a small book [The Los Alamos Lectures], an annotated/expanded version of the introductory lectures given to newly arriving scientists at Los Alamos starting in 1943. The author [physicist Robert Serber, who gave the actual lectures] does a good job of discussing things conceptually, and doesn't throw in *that* much math - which is good, because the math is way beyond the current me - so I'm skipping most of the math.


But actually picking up some interesting stuff, like fission cross-sections, and little tidbits he tosses into the annotation, like who really came up with the implosion idea for a plutonium-based bomb [not who is sometimes credited], and brief commentary on personalities [Oppenheimer, Teller, Groves].


No math!



Posted by: rhomboid at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (QDnY+)

257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (4QHtX)

258 257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:09 PM (4QHtX)

They all do.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:10 PM (QwmrN)

259 @244 They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

-------------------

Reminds me of one of the things that pissed me off about the video game Age of Empires 3.

At one point in the story campaign, you (a European) have to help the local Mesoamericans defend some of their temples against an invading Spanish army. My thought upon seeing that missions was more or less along the lines of, "Don't you idiots know what they were DOING in those temples!? I want to help the Spanish!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (Fp6vo)

260 They wouldn't want anyone to hear the truth of it, because the story of Hernan Cortez is not a story they would like. He was not a great man, or even a good one. He was a flawed man, like most of us... but when the currents of history put him on a collision course with pure evil, he didn't back down. The only way out was through, and he held the course in spite of the danger.

It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.
----
Well stated

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (IDhUW)

261 Once again, I scroll halfway through the ONT looking for the Saturday joke before I realize that it's Friday.

Posted by: RTW at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (jJlJu)

262 Says she's 21.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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Clarification is needed, critical, actually.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

263 Thanks, Rhomboid.

Now I've GTG.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (u82oZ)

264 I've been amused that when I read older serious writing there is an assumption that the reader is familiar with a *broad* gamut of Western history, science, and math - generally well beyond the average reader of 2019.


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:12 PM (WdocV)

265 253 except that Cortes did back down. a lot. when Tlaxcala sicced Cortes and his men on Cholula, Cortes and his men massacred Cholula.

No, Cortes was not a good man, and he was not a man of principle. He was an opportunist, a weasel, and ultimately a failure.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:08 PM (ykYG2)


I think that's a different kind of backing down. Cortes intended to establish Spanish dominion over Mexico, so whacking another Indian city along the way cost him nothing personally.

I don't know if I'd go as far as you in assessing Cortes. He was not a nice man, but he was a good leader, and from what I've read, I'd much rather have dealt with him than say, Pizarro and a few others.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (2PXwn)

266
"Wives obey your husbands, husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church"

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens
usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.

Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death, death on the cross.

Anton Bruckner's setting of the gradual "Christus factus est":

https://youtu.be/JmhZxA9-TiU

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (Wx/+I)

267 been amused that when I read older serious writing there is an assumption that the reader is familiar with a *broad* gamut of Western history, science, and math

kind of like reading the comments here.
but we're morons.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

268 257 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (IDhUW)

269 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.


They did. They called them Skraelings, which was a Viking word for people who scream a lot.

One of the things that made long term habitation untenable was that the mostly peaceful Skraelings liked to murder Vikings, including Leif's brother.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (fuK7c)

270 It only takes a few people, who need not even be that good themselves, willing to stand against evil in the critical moments of time in order to stop it cold.
------------

I took a stab at it.

Posted by: Charlotte Corday. at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (xSo9G)

271 For the re-consecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487, the Aztecs reported that they killed about 80,400 prisoners over the course of four days. According to Ross Hassig, author of Aztec Warfare, "between 10,000 and 80,400 persons" were sacrificed in the ceremony.

Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:16 PM (WdocV)

272 One of the things that made long term habitation untenable was that the mostly peaceful Skraelings liked to murder Vikings, including Leif's brother.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
---------

It was either that, or pay the Danegeld

Posted by: The Skraelings at August 23, 2019 11:17 PM (xSo9G)

273 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

*whistles*

Posted by: the Rwandan Hutu at August 23, 2019 11:17 PM (ykYG2)

274 I don't know that the Vikings encountered any native Americans.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)


Skraelings.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 23, 2019 11:18 PM (aS1PU)

275
*whistles*

Posted by: the Rwandan Hutu


Shows the need for common-sense machete control.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (Wx/+I)

276 "I killed 7 with one strike"
- the tailor

I think "blow" was the original quote, changed for obvious reasons.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (IDhUW)

277 The jail bait has only increased in quality and quantity. You really need DNA testing on site to stay out of trouble these days, and it's the younger ones that are the boldest.
I hate 2019.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:20 PM (QwmrN)

278 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?
Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 11:16 PM (WdocV)


Seriously.

Even the SS found it logistically difficult to kill at that rate.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (2PXwn)

279 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
-----------

*cranks on Difference Engine*

I get 7.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (xSo9G)

280 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?
Posted by: 18-1

I bet they were in good shape, lot's of endurance training.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (mOcZx)

281 One are girl is a predator posing as a house pet. Also there may or may not be nude snaps of her floating around and a solo video.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:23 PM (QwmrN)

282 279 She is 14.

....

Says she's 21.

-----

Sigh...more math
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
-----------

*cranks on Difference Engine*

I get 7.
----

But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (IDhUW)

283 I realized how wacked out the Mayan and Aztec ruling class was when I read about one of their "holy rituals" that they would do to themselves, especially the rulers. (don't remember which bunch it was that did this particular one, doesn't really matter) They believed that their gods talked to them when they hallucinated, so first they would drink some Jungle Juice they made up, and then - and this is the good part - they would take a large spine off a cactus, with barbs on it, and they would push it all the way through their own penis, and then they would work it back and forth til the blood really flowed, til the pain gave them really intense hallucinations. That's what really got them off.

Mind you, this is what they would do to *themselves*. Imagine what they would do to others.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (V2Yro)

284 Anton Bruckner's setting of the gradual "Christus factus est":

https://youtu.be/JmhZxA9-TiU
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:15 PM (Wx/+I)


That is beautiful. Thanks Hadrian.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 23, 2019 11:24 PM (aS1PU)

285 I'm getting off here, but despite the subject matter, I want to thank you guys for lifting my spirits. I live alone, and was feeling kind of down earlier for not having anyone to talk to. It was nice to chat, even if at long-distance. Have a good night, everyone.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:26 PM (2PXwn)

286
When it says "Liverpool Pathway" you should start worrying.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


That's on the cover of the Abbey Road album.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:27 PM (aKsyK)

287 Drop by any time, Dr. T.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:27 PM (IDhUW)

288 Seriously.

Even the SS found it logistically difficult to kill at that rate.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 11:21 PM (2PXwn)

I remember reading of a city in Ireland where, after the siege was broken, Cromwell's troops killed 25,000 men, women and children in a single day, with swords and axes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 23, 2019 11:28 PM (V2Yro)

289
I was asked today if any diseases had gone the other way, from America to Europe. I'd heard before that syphilis might have, but I really don't know for sure.


Tobacco. Much higher total death count.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 23, 2019 11:28 PM (xFJyQ)

290
Mind you, this is what they would do to *themselves*. Imagine what they would do to others.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Who knew prick pricking would deliver hallucinations?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:29 PM (aKsyK)

291 I knew a girl in college who lost an arm when she was in high school. Smoking hawt. And she had a thing for me, But I could never get over the arm thing and never went anywhere. I was a dumbass looking back on it

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 23, 2019 11:29 PM (37hcp)

292
Tobacco. Much higher total death count.
Posted by: Weirddave


I remember in my ninth grade history book there was a report from some doctor to the court of Queen Elizabeth I damning tobacco for its ill effects. Sort of an early Surgeon General report.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

293 why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?

The Vikings would party in the south of Spain and tell everyone they were subduing an impossibly wet and cold continent.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 11:32 PM (Zo1XC)

294 Pelosi, "Throw a punch, do it for the children."

https://twitter.com/JammieWF/status/1164985339276144640

Antifa is sure to comply.

Posted by: geoffb at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (zOpu5)

295
I remember in my ninth grade history book there was a report from some doctor to the court of Queen Elizabeth I damning tobacco for its ill effects. Sort of an early Surgeon General report.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

--------

I curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (amw5z)

296 What do you call a women with no arms, and one leg?




Ilene

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 11:33 PM (3Dsnb)

297 What do you call an Asian women with no arms and one leg?





Irene

Posted by: MoonDog at August 23, 2019 11:34 PM (3Dsnb)

298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

299 What do you call an Asian women with no arms and one leg?
------

What do you call a musician with no arms or legs?


Stump the Band.


I condemn myself.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (xSo9G)

300 298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

Laden or unladen?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

301 Last big reminder: TOMORROW is the big day for the 2019 Southern California Moron Meetup.

Have good, clean fun,
Warmed by gentle sun,
Delicacies, like hamburger and bun,
At a tradition that's just begun !

Posted by: Adriane Wot Says 'Oy.' A Lot ... at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (LPnfS)

302

Cortez killed Count Chocula?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (aKsyK)

303 225 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

Making Implications of Norse superiority?

Nah. That's getting way too close to you-know-what territory.

Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (vmRc0)

304 Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

At least by using obsidian, the cuts were clean and wouldn't get infected.

Posted by: t-bird at August 23, 2019 11:38 PM (jOEDM)

305
I'm sorry about Miley's shingles, and the rest of you, GET VACCINATED if you haven't already! Yes, there's a vaccine for people who had measles (or was it chicken pox) as a little kid and who are therefore susceptible to shingles as an adult.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (13CQC)

306 Here's a question I've wondered about - why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?


Posted by: 18-1 at August 23, 2019 10:59 PM (WdocV)

They didn't stay long enough or in large enough numbers to cause much more than a localized impact.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (tVQUs)

307 212 willowed from 2 threads ago, but daughter Maegan the Virtuous wants to know if anyone knows a good knitting blog, now that Ravelry has doomed itself. It can be apolitical, just no SJW.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM (w7U7L)

***********

Hi Charles (and Maegan). I'm a knitting designer. Ravelry isn't a blog, it's an entire website which hosts not only fora, but has massive database of yarns, yarn shops, retailers, and patterns (including mine, search Gingy and you'll find me there). I have opened shops on Loveknitting and Patternvine, to provide another option for those Ravelry-averse, but those are marketplace-only.

She might want to google Our Unraveled. It was a site made in the wake of Ravelry's anti-Trump announcement. I signed up but I haven't used it. I know of another but the name escapes me at the moment.

If she wants to email me to get my shop links, I can be found at gingy knits at that gee mail place- (you can figure that out, right?).

Some of us, a lot of us, just wanna knit. And the conservatives are the ones who a) don't bitch but merely leave; and b) actually spend money. My pattern shop on LoveKnitting made more money last week than my Ravelry shop in the entire month.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:39 PM (AibNI)

308 Adriane, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

309
I'm sorry about Miley's shingles, and the rest of you, GET VACCINATED if you haven't already! Yes, there's a vaccine for people who had measles (or was it chicken pox) as a little kid and who are therefore susceptible to shingles as an adult.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


I got the original shingles shot a couple years ago at the doctor's office but she said there's a newer one now not covered by Medicare and I'd have to go to a pharmacy clinic to get that one.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:42 PM (aKsyK)

310 Heh. A Gingy sighting. Howdy ma'am.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:42 PM (xSo9G)

311 why didn't the Viking exploration of North America lead to the spread of disease across the continent the way the later European presence did?
***
The Norse settlement in Newfoundland (and excursions further inland, to Greenland and points south) lasted only ten years and they had only limited engagement with the local peoples. Further, the Beothuk people were on the island of Newfoundland exclusively - which is 180 km from the mainland. It's a little far to go in a kayak to carry disease.

PS: If you ever get the chance, go to L'Anse aux Meadows. I got to stand in the exact places my ancestors stood. It was amazing.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:46 PM (AibNI)

312 Howdy, Mike.

Posted by: Gingy at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (AibNI)

313
Can you imagine the brutality of killing 80,000 people in 4 days with stone age technology?

At least by using obsidian, the cuts were clean and wouldn't get infected.


And the sex was better than under capitalism.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (Wx/+I)

314 300 298 But did you allow for time travel and wind velocity, and the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin at the time?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel
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All accounted for...*head slap*...dammit! I forgot air density.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 23, 2019 11:35 PM (xSo9G)

Laden or unladen?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 23, 2019 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

Morons are ..... Words fail me

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at August 23, 2019 11:47 PM (IDhUW)

315 Vermont Country Store Shingles Relief Cream

It works.

Posted by: creeper at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (WTEaX)

316 Braves dispatch Mets in 14.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (4QHtX)

317 Thanks for the ONT.

Ross' photos are good to see. (Not 'nice' or 'fun', but good.)

I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se. There is too much photo and first hand account info to deny (although there are always stupid/crazy people.) Rather, they are more Holocaust Careless Assholes.

I wonder how many historical tragedies (or even great moments) have passed out of memory because there was no photographs at the time to document it. It is a sad truth that history is written by the victors (this is true to an extent even with photographic evidence.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 11:53 PM (gmtFW)

318

Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

319 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

I am sure you can find headshots of every one of those assholes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 23, 2019 11:57 PM (gmtFW)

320 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)


Sounds like something Joe Biden would say.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (L2ZTs)

321 Vermont Country Store Shingles Relief Cream

It works.
Posted by: creeper at August 23, 2019 11:51 PM (WTEaX)

"Vermont Country Store"?

Sounds like 30% of all profits will be donated to the Mary Cloggenstein Cat Food Fund.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (tVQUs)

322 Red Flag Gun Laws: Connecticut Man's Firearms Seized Because His Son Shared A Meme On Facebook

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/ red-flag-gun-laws-connecticut-mans- firearms-seized-because-his-son-shared-meme

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (QwmrN)

323 Where is the photographic evidence of 1619?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 23, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 24, 2019 12:01 AM (tVQUs)

324 I know, Surfperch. And I would never have tried it on my own, but a friend sent me a jar after the second shingles attack. It saved my sanity. Actual label says "Peaceful Mountain Shingles Rescue".

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:03 AM (WTEaX)

325 I guess asking Jesus to drop-kick you is better than asking Him to buy you a Mercedes-Benz. Hey, Janis, the dude is known for many things, but that thing we call "worldly" wealth is not one of them...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at August 24, 2019 12:03 AM (H3MF8)

326 @283 and then - and this is the good part - they would take a large spine off a cactus, with barbs on it, and they would push it all the way through their own penis,

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Orson Scott Card has one of his time traveling characters do this in the novel Pastwatch. The character is descended from the Mesoamerican natives, and needs to masquerade as a holy figure to get the pre-Colombus Mesoamericans to follow a particular plan. And the novel makes it pretty clear that part of the "make myself look like a holy figure" involves use of a barb as described above.

The character also notes that his ancestors were quite obviously nuts.

Posted by: junior at August 24, 2019 12:04 AM (Fp6vo)

327 Red Flag Gun Laws: Connecticut Man's Firearms Seized Because His Son Shared A Meme On Facebook

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/ red-flag-gun-laws-connecticut-mans- firearms-seized-because-his-son-shared-meme
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 11:58 PM (QwmrN)

Sometimes I wonder if these Leftists (and RINOs) are trying to see who can destroy the most Rights at once.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 24, 2019 12:04 AM (tVQUs)

328 re: Aztecs

All cultures are equal.
/s

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 12:05 AM (gmtFW)

329 If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run.
Posted by: Joe Biden

We rate this as "Mostly True"

Posted by: Snopes at August 24, 2019 12:07 AM (mOcZx)

330 Prothonotary, I love that in the song Janis also asks for a color TV.

Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:08 AM (L2ZTs)

331 @317
I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se. There is too much photo and first hand account info to deny (although there are always stupid/crazy people.) Rather, they are more Holocaust Careless Assholes.

----------------

People really do believe that the whole thing was made up or didn't happen.

I remember there was a holocaust denier who died a while back - can't remember who he was; my vague recollection is that the only reason why the news noted his passing had something to do with how he died. And one of the articles about him that I glanced through mentioned that once while visiting a former Nazi concentration camp, he got into an argument with another visitor about whether the Holocaust really happened.

So, yeah, people really are that hard-headed.

Posted by: junior at August 24, 2019 12:09 AM (Fp6vo)

332 ...Prothonotary, I love that in the song Janis also asks for a color TV.

Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:08 AM (L2ZTs)



8k TV.

You....you....Luddite!



/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:10 AM (QzJWU)

333 And y'all think I'm crazy...
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:20 PM (vmRc0)

---

You're at risk.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 24, 2019 12:10 AM (t5m5e)

334 Jim, hey, I still like watching the reels spin on my open-reel audio deck... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:11 AM (L2ZTs)

335 I haven't got the slightest idea what 'K' our TV is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:12 AM (xSo9G)

336 I haven't got the slightest idea what 'K' our TV is.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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Wait, wait...the one in the bed room is a 20". Does that count?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:13 AM (xSo9G)

337 Mike, how thin is it?

If your TV is thin, it's likely at least a high-def TV.
If it's shaped like a box, it's probably a standard definition TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:13 AM (L2ZTs)

338 ...Jim, hey, I still like watching the reels spin on my open-reel audio deck... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:11 AM (L2ZTs)



Edison Wax Cylinders will make their comeback, count on it!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:14 AM (QzJWU)

339 Jim, I'm ready!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

340 I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)

341 I got into a nest of seed ticks day before yesterday while feeding and watering the dogwood. For two days I've scratched my body to hamburger. Nothing has helped and I'm covered in welts and scabs everywhere. After I retrieved the jar of shingles cream to get the exact name of it, I idly smeared some on the worst spots. The itching is gone and so is the pain.


Miley, you need this stuff.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (WTEaX)

342 "If you read your history books, you'd know that there was ample TV coverage of Martin Van Buren proclaiming Slavery into existence when he signed the Treaty of Versailles during the Battle of Bull Run."

"General Lee was nobody's fool! I remember he said to the troops, 'Boys, ask not what your country can do for you, 'cause the only thing we have to fear is fear itself! I have a dream! ' So when Lincoln heard that, he was, like, 'I better hightail it to Charleston, 'cause it's time for one of my Gettysburg addresses!"

https://snltranscripts.jt.org/94/94gcivilwar.phtml

Posted by: Secret Square at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (9WuX0)

343 Edison Wax Cylinders will make their comeback, count on it!

Jim
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I know a guy that has a bunch of them. He's actually something of an authority. Ex-RCA engineer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

344 GP may be gone by now, but here is what you do. Every night, you say "Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful day." If you want to add to that, you can. It is enough to be thankful and to say it is a wonderful day, even if it wasn't. Try it for a couple of weeks and report back.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (Lqy/e)

345 ...I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)



Actually, Quasar led the way with their Black Masking technology as a layer overlaying the Red/Blue/Green phosphor matrix.

Made the contrast, contrastier.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (QzJWU)

346 I think the best approach to talking about something
like the conquest of the New World is to treat both sides like actual
people. Both were a mix of good and bad, not abstractions.
Posted by: Dr. T at August 23, 2019 10:35 PM (2PXwn)


The first time I read Bernal's The Conquest of New Spain, I wanted both sides to lose soooooooo bad.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (q2o38)

347
I got the original shingles shot a couple years ago at the doctor's office but she said there's a newer one now not covered by Medicare and I'd have to go to a pharmacy clinic to get that one.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

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Good moron, and thank you for the update.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:17 AM (13CQC)

348 That is one beautiful arms dealer. If you ain't got it, flaunt it.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:18 AM (WTEaX)

349 ...That is one beautiful arms dealer. If you ain't got it, flaunt it.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:18 AM (WTEaX)


Been my motto for years.

No, you idiots. BANK ACCOUNT. Get yer minds outta my gutter, y'heah?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:20 AM (QzJWU)

350 Last book I read had a photo of one of the wax disks on which Hirohito's surrender address was recorded. Looked big. I assume this "wax" was very hard when dried/whatever, nothing like what we usually think of "wax"?


["the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage" - an understatement shaming anything ever spoken by a Brit, though there was a reason for the odd wording]



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:21 AM (QDnY+)

351 Jim, I had heard it was Quasar's backmasking that was state-of-the-art. Problem was, no one could figure out how to play a Quasar on a turntable.

And on that note, I'm calling it a night. Looking forward to reporting on the wonderful SoCal MoMee tomorrow, and sharing lots of fun and funny stories. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)

352 I have come to the conclusion that ass clowns like Talib and Omar are not really Holocaust Deniers, per se.

Omar engaged in explicit Holocaust denialism last Holocaust remembrance Day, by sending out a tweet referring to the "17 million" victims of the Holocaust.

That figure is meant to represent all civilian deaths in Eastern Europe in WWII - the point is to claim that there were a lot of civilian deaths in WWII, and to deny that Jews were specifically targeted for extermination.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 24, 2019 12:24 AM (I2/tG)

353 I saw The Beothuks open for The Cowsills at the Palladium In '77.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:25 AM (amw5z)

354 Making fun of a disabled woman? Shit man, that's douchebaggery to the max, WeirdDave.

The pictures of the ghetto are nice, but I doubt they were buried for years. I once forgot an used roll of film in a shelf for 12 years. When I had it developed, the changes in temperature and chemical decay gave the pictures a nice sunset-ish tones.

http://maga___.net/___/8suk.jpg

Yes, that handsome fuck is me.

I doubt having the film buried for years wouldn't cause severe damage to it.




Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:26 AM (2Cm6i)

355 ...Jim, I had heard it was Quasar's backmasking that was state-of-the-art. Problem was, no one could figure out how to play a Quasar on a turntable.

.......

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)



You try playing a Quasar backwards, you don't get Devil's Words...

You get a White Hole.

And that's when the argument began, Yer Honor!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:26 AM (QzJWU)

356 Well, it's a bummer. Miley has shingles. It must've been the boiled okra....
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 23, 2019 09:52 PM (NMAzL)


That sucks. I went through that. Felt like someone was beating my head with a hot iron. Analgesics do jack and squat for the pain, too.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:27 AM (h2Bdk)

357 354 http://magai mg.net/i mg/8suk.jpg
(remover spaces)

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:27 AM (2Cm6i)

358 76 Is the shingles vaccine worth it?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)


Oh God yes. If you get shingles on the face it can damage your vision.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:30 AM (h2Bdk)

359
Color was a bigger deal in 1970 than now, I guess. Today she'd ask for a 4k TV.
Posted by: qdpsteve


The 1964-65 season was the switchover to color but
color TVs were still fairly pricey in 1970 compared to black and white sets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 24, 2019 12:30 AM (aKsyK)

360 OK, so pass judgment. What is my fate in your mind?
Posted by: Allie (Hikaru) at August 23, 2019 10:21 PM (vmRc0)

It's always all about you, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:31 AM (a72/q)

361 340 I still remember when Sony Trinitron TVs were considered the gold standard.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 24, 2019 12:15 AM (L2ZTs)

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Sony Trinitron? Plutocrat.

It took me and my brothers six years to see the entire six-part Viewmaster presentation of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea because we only got one disc at Christmas each year.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:31 AM (amw5z)

362 Pretending to deny that Jews were targeted for extermination by the Nazis would require denial of reality and evidence on the order of, well, ..... at about the same level that most of the Muslim MidEast has exhibited for decades WRT Israel and the "Palestinians". Though practicality has forced great progress, at least among the elites, in recent times.




Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

363 Fiberocity.com is a Rav replacement. I have slippedstitches.com but can't seem to find any chatty people. There's Walk Away from Ravelry on Facebook and the MeWe group

I just post project stuff on my spindlitis blog. So many of the blogs have died. Social media is not a good replacement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (Lqy/e)

364
s the shingles vaccine worth it?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 23, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

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My grandma had shingles and her legs were in horrible pain for two years. She had an artist friend who got it in his eyes and OOF -- had to stop creating. She got online and social media'd with other shingles victims. There's nothing you can do about it but wait for it to run its course.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (13CQC)

365 I was not making fun of anyone. I was making a joke in the spirit of the tinder profile, one created by the woman herself. A woman, by the way, who has created internet fame for herself by riffing off her missing arm.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (xFJyQ)

366 340 We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again. I had one that lasted 12 years. It died at the time the almost-smart TVs were introduced, the Sony XBR39. I still have it, 11 years and counting.

Posted by: Nonon at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (2Cm6i)

367 Apropos of nothing, Just had a really good Lamb Gyro.
Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 23, 2019 10:30 PM (S7X0F)

And now some poor lamb is going to augur into the meadow because without his gyro, he cannot fly straight and level anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (a72/q)

368 My grandma had shingles and her legs were in horrible pain for two years. She had an artist friend who got it in his eyes and OOF -- had to stop creating. She got online and social media'd with other shingles victims. There's nothing you can do about it but wait for it to run its course.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:35 AM (13CQC)


Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:37 AM (h2Bdk)

369 ...I just post project stuff on my spindlitis blog. So many of the blogs have died. Social media is not a good replacement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (Lqy/e)



Dump the anti-social media, and simply start blogging again.

Post early, post often. Click the Backtrack Link in everything you write, and encourage your readers to CLICK THOSE LINKS you embed in everything you write.

We can bring back the WEB of the Blogosphere, simply by DOING THE BLOGOSPHERE.

Fuck FB, and every other non-blogosphere "social" platform.

They'll DIE if you'll only ABANDON them.

My gauge of success in this.

Bring Rachel Lucas back to the Blogosphere, because she abandons FB as a Lost Cause.

Those in the know, know that I'm right.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:38 AM (QzJWU)

370 The stepson is down for the weekend. He's going to do the roof on the house. It was done in 2006, but the maple has discolored it. Figure it will sell easier with a newer looking roof. We could have used a lawyer in the family but a roofer will do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:40 AM (Lqy/e)

371 We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again.

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We'll never see cars like the Nash Ambassador again either but I don't think many people mourn their passing.

THe Trinitron was good in its time but it's primitive technology compared to any modern TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:41 AM (amw5z)

372 261 Once again, I scroll halfway through the ONT looking for the Saturday joke before I realize that it's Friday.
Posted by: RTW at August 23, 2019 11:11 PM (jJlJu)

Hey! Spoiler alert, please.

Posted by: tbodie at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (sMMcg)

373 Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 12:16 AM (WTEaX)

That sounds like what we call chiggers.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (XCaix)

374 Jim, I'm friends with Rachel Lucas on Facebook. (She joined the anti rav group, even though she doesn't do crafts).

And I have four blogs right now. I'm doing all I can

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 12:42 AM (Lqy/e)

375
Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's a disease that needs to be eradicated.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:43 AM (13CQC)

376 > Actually, Quasar led the way with their Black Masking technology as a layer overlaying the Red/Blue/Green phosphor matrix.


One of the last really great U.S. televisions -- "works in a drawer". "Quasar. By Motorola."

Right around that time, Panasonic made their classic business move. Japanese products still had the reputation of being junk, so they went to RCA, et al and said "Look, our TVs are good, and cheap, too. We'll sell them to you for less than you can make them for yourself and you can just put an RCA label on them." The bean counters went for it.

Then Panasonic went to Sears, et al, and said "We'll sell you the same TVs we're selling to RCA for less than they charge you, and you can put a Kenmore label on them."

Not long after that, there weren't any non-Japanese TVs.

Bill Gates later ran the same game on IBM with MS-DOS.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:45 AM (cB5if)

377 375
Also, for some percentage of people the pain doesn't ever completely go away.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's a disease that needs to be eradicated.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:43 AM (13CQC)


Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:46 AM (h2Bdk)

378 362 Pretending to deny that Jews were targeted for extermination by the Nazis would require denial of reality and evidence on the order of, well, ..... at about the same level that most of the Muslim MidEast has exhibited for decades WRT Israel and the "Palestinians". Though practicality has forced great progress, at least among the elites, in recent times.




Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

But, the Nazis were also killing all the Romani, the Gypsies. They were in the camps as well.

Yet we have no specific word for when THEY were being exterminated.

And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

I'm not a Holocaust denier by any means. But there have been a LOT of other attempts to destroy entire races that seem to get a lot less historical attention.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 12:47 AM (NgKpN)

379 ...We'll never see TVs like the Sony Trinitron ever again.

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We'll never see cars like the Nash Ambassador again either but I don't think many people mourn their passing.

THe Trinitron was good in its time but it's primitive technology compared to any modern TV.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 24, 2019 12:41 AM (amw5z)




Bought this 42" Samsung flatscreen in 2007.

It's still a fantastic image, sharp as hell, fully saturated color palate.

I've seen the 4k displays, playing their ENHANCED 4k "demo" Blu-Ray disks. Yeah, awesome.

How much broadcast, cable cast, sat cast, etc. cast out there, is IN 4k format, much less the new hawt 8k freshness?

I'll likely upgrade in a year or two. Buy 4k, and know that the snobs will consider it already obsolete.

But it's a fool's errand to spend many times more on a still scarce format that won't be common until your new TV purchase is 'bout ready for the trash bin.

Buy ONLY after the new format is in Common Distribution. Sooner, and you're simply spending vanity bucks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:47 AM (QzJWU)

380 Bell's palsy is also related to chicken pox and shingles viruses.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 24, 2019 12:48 AM (UUBmN)

381
Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)

382 > And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

Maybe one day they'll all go carve themselves a homeland out of the region of Northern India from which they were expelled 1,500 years ago.

It's not unprecedented; the Israelis show that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (cB5if)

383 That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)


The 3rd and 4th world will just resurrect it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (9Om/r)

384 381
Assuming there's no animal carrier, it could be. You won't get shingles if you never had chicken pox, and there's a vaccine for chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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That's what I was thinking. If kids get vaccinated, that virus should go the way of the poliovirus.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 12:50 AM (13CQC)


I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox, so it's unlikely to be completely eradicated. Probably the best we can do is make it really rare like measles so only antivaxxers in Mendocino get it.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:53 AM (h2Bdk)

385 The Romans have a lot to do with the disappearance of human sacrifice in the Mediterranean. They occasionally engaged in a little of it themselves, but by and large they didn't like it and avoided it. And then they enforced that on everyone else in the region. It's worth noting that human sacrifice was one of the reasons why "Carthage delenda est!"

Posted by: junior at August 23, 2019 11:00 PM (Fp6vo)


The Romans were really good at Human Sacrifice Entertainment, though. They called it a fun day at the Flavian Amphitheater, if you could get a ticket.

Posted by: RickZ at August 24, 2019 12:53 AM (Y8PSl)

386 ...And no one has ever even proposed a Gypsy homeland.

Maybe one day they'll all go carve themselves a homeland out of the region of Northern India from which they were expelled 1,500 years ago.

It's not unprecedented; the Israelis show that.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:51 AM (cB5if)



If the Gypsies offered to push the Muslims out of Pakistan, India would likely not only welcome their return, but SUPPORT it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:54 AM (QzJWU)

387 Did you ever heft a 27" Sony? It's a two man job, to do safely.

I mostly miss the x-rays.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:54 AM (CDGwz)

388 > If the Gypsies offered to push the Muslims out of Pakistan, India would likely not only welcome their return, but SUPPORT it.

Hmmm......


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 24, 2019 12:55 AM (cB5if)

389 Berserker, and under current/likely to continue conditions [practically no border, barely any rule of law], we are a very long way from being able to prevent entry of human carriers.


Right now we're regressing in terms of needed vaccinations. As I noted above, now advisable to *again* get a DPT booster, not just DT, as was the case for many decades now, thanks to Vibrant Diversity in illegal migration.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

390 So, I wanna know.

WHO cursed The Chicken with "A Pox on You and your House, forever!"

I wanna have a talk with that sombitch.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 12:56 AM (QzJWU)

391 I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox,..
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Well, and chickens, of course. Which should cause concern here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:57 AM (CDGwz)

392 391 I just looked it up. Other primates can contract chicken pox,..
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Well, and chickens, of course. Which should cause concern here.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 12:57 AM (CDGwz)


I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 24, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

393
The 3rd and 4th world will just resurrect it.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

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Well, that's always the given in these success stories.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (13CQC)

394 That road the Chicken had to cross?

Yeah.

Pox Boulevard.

Like you had to ask, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (QzJWU)

395 The Asian swine virus in China and Vietnam is scary stuff. And that's the sort of virus that can jump over to infect humans.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (Lqy/e)

396
I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver

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LOL... if I'm getting a joke that you may or may not be making.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:02 AM (13CQC)

397 When I lived out in the country/woods, I swear I think the man living across the creek was swinger, brought college girls out to his secluded home to party once a month, and projected porn on the side of the house as they hung out naked outside obviously on drugs. It was a different theme every month.
Kinda pissed I never wandered over there to ask for some sugar or butter.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:03 AM (QwmrN)

398 The point of the story is the porn being projected on the side of the house wasn't in 4K.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QwmrN)

399 Notsothoreau, thought the current virus ravaging China's swine was *not* transmittable to humans? Is that the one you're talking about?

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

400 ...The Asian swine virus in China and Vietnam is scary stuff. And that's the sort of virus that can jump over to infect humans.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:01 AM (Lqy/e)



Nightmare: Feeding African "Bush Meat" to Asian swine populations.


Lesson Learned: China's "Belt and Road" project must be defeated at every turn.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at August 24, 2019 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

401 The point of the story is the porn being projected on the side of the house wasn't in 4K.
Posted by: blue horseshoe

Probably for the best. The HD revolution hasn't been kind to the porn industry.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 24, 2019 01:07 AM (mOcZx)

402 thanks for telling the history of "america the beautiful". i didn't know that i didn't know who wrote it.

come to think of it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 24, 2019 01:10 AM (Pg+x7)

403 Night Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:10 AM (gmtFW)

404 At this point, I don't think it's transmittable. Swine flu seems to make the jump to humans easier than bird flu. They've lost millions of pigs, so we should be aware of it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:13 AM (Lqy/e)

405 I like when I go out to eat lunch and you give your order at the speaker and the wait person says 'You just said a lot of stuff and I did not get any of it.' Means your meal is going to have a surprise element to it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:13 AM (gmtFW)

406
Although this "news" is several months old, I was just reading. Intel has finally officially killed off the Itanium, or "Itanic" as it was unofficially dubbed.

They announced the last orders they would take and after that, no more will be built. Development has ceased for some time.

The Itanic forecasts were some of the worst -- not as bad as federal govt. budget estimates, but pretty bad.

Look at the charts for "projected Itanium sales" vs the reality.

Posted by: Alan Dershowitz at August 24, 2019 01:14 AM (f1Vqw)

407 And so, America The Beautiful was written by a Wellesley lesbian, it says in the article. One had no idea that Wellesley lesbians were so popular here.

You'd think it would bring out a joke or something, if nothing else.
Not even the Wellesley part?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 24, 2019 01:15 AM (8ZmvG)

408 Resident 3vil got shingles last summer.

she wiped the lesions/sores/whatever down with vodka twice a day on w*rk days, and more often on the others.

they went away, and no, i never touched the vodka, even though there is still some left.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 24, 2019 01:17 AM (/e9Kb)

409 Thought of another blog: sarah swett is an extraordinary tapestry weaver, who also knits and spins. She blogs at afieldguidetoneedlework.com

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 24, 2019 01:23 AM (Lqy/e)

410
damn Honeywell thermostat is broken dead and I'm freezing in my house. I have a furnace and I can't use it! Well, let's get some of that Oven Heat they give away as a prize on Black Jeopardy...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:27 AM (13CQC)

411 i wonder what all the piggy deaths are going to do to the world supply of heparin?


Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 01:28 AM (/e9Kb)

412 Blonde Morticia, where on Earth are you that you need heat in August?

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:30 AM (WTEaX)

413 411 i wonder what all the piggy deaths are going to do to the world supply of heparin?

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 01:28 AM (/e9Kb)

Think of the bacon, man!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:30 AM (gmtFW)

414 And so, America The Beautiful was written by a Wellesley lesbian, it says in the article. One had no idea that Wellesley lesbians were so popular here.

You'd think it would bring out a joke or something, if nothing else.
Not even the Wellesley part?
Posted by: Stringer Davis

I saw Wellesley Lesbians open for Melissa Etheridge at Lilith Faire '98. Still can't get the smell of rancid seafood out of my nostrils.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (mOcZx)

415
Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (f1Vqw)

416 When I lived out in the country/woods, I swear I
think the man living across the creek was swinger, brought college girls
out to his secluded home to party once a month, and projected porn on
the side of the house as they hung out naked outside obviously on drugs.
It was a different theme every month.

Kinda pissed I never wandered over there to ask for some sugar or butter.

Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 24, 2019 01:03 AM (QwmrN)

I'm pretty sure if you wandered over with a keg and a bag of weed you might have become an honored guest.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

417 It is 65 here tonight. Even with the high humidity, it feels quite nice.

In August.

In Kentucky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 01:31 AM (gmtFW)

418 Ugh, I was hit with Bells Palsy about a decade ago. My right eye is still partly closed, and I get hit with random, thankfully infrequent pain on that side of my face.
The doctors had no clue what caused BP at all. Heh, I showed up at the docs, and told him "I think I have Bells Palsy." He poked and prodded a bit, and then disappeared to his office. When he returned, he know exactly just as much as I did after a Gargle search.
I found a forum which explained the symptoms I was experiencing, which to my delight included sharp pain.
My sister clued me in to the shingles connection, i hope they get on curing it pronto. Sucky disease, and for me, permanent effects

Posted by: Jesse in DC at August 24, 2019 01:35 AM (ouR/N)

419 A clerk at the 7-Eleven store on Polk at Kiest proved he was more beans than broth during an attempted robbery Tuesday night.

The would-be robber tried to stab the clerk with a screwdriver, and the clerk wound up roping him. When police arrived, they had to cut the stickup man loose because he was tied so tightly, WFAA reports.

The clerk told police he is a cowboy from West Texas.

Posted by: Miklos, and this is BEFORE the MoMe at August 24, 2019 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

420 You made me look, Aetius. 73 here in the Cookson Hills of Oklahoma. Got an inch and a half sorely needed rain today. Good. Much more on the way. Bad.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:37 AM (WTEaX)

421 Although this "news" is several months old, I was just reading. Intel has finally officially killed off the Itanium, or "Itanic" as it was unofficially dubbed.

Does that make it "UnobItanium"?

Posted by: Miklos, third shift hall monitor at August 24, 2019 01:41 AM (QzkSJ)

422 I'm not sure if you're joking here. Chickens don't get chicken pox.
Posted by: Ace's liver
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I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

423 I'd heard the Itanic was actually made of nobendium which became impossible to obtain when the entire supply came under the control of Democrats.

Posted by: creeper at August 24, 2019 01:45 AM (WTEaX)

424 I'd heard the Itanic was actually made of nobendium which became impossible to obtain when the entire supply came under the control of Democrats.
Posted by: creeper
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Pretty sure you're thinking of Crapalloy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:47 AM (xSo9G)

425 64% of all federal arrests in 2018, were non citizens. But you know, diversity and stuff.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:52 AM (37hcp)

426 "I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

I keep telling people to do that to my posts, but Morons.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 24, 2019 01:52 AM (Ckg4U)

427 65 and 72% at my house. That humidity is unusually high. It feels nasty and I have the ac on, usually at night the windows are open.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:54 AM (37hcp)

428 "I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

I keep telling people to do that to my posts, but Morons.
Posted by: Slapweasel
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A stubborn lot, they are.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (xSo9G)

429
Blonde Morticia, where on Earth are you that you need heat in August?
Posted by: creeper

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California Central Coast. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

430 427 65 and 72% at my house. That humidity is unusually high. It feels nasty and I have the ac on, usually at night the windows are open.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at August 24, 2019 01:54 AM (37hcp)


Tsk tsk, comrade.

Posted by: Energy Star at August 24, 2019 01:57 AM (h2Bdk)

431 I'm out. Temp 70 deg., thunderstorm just passed through.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:58 AM (xSo9G)

432
Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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If you tell me how to jump wires, I'll put them on the ground and hop from one side of them to the other.

Actually, I've done everything it says online to do. Reset the thermostat by dumping out the batteries and reversing them and all that rot. Thing won't obey any button-presses.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:58 AM (13CQC)

433
Sucky disease, and for me, permanent effects
Posted by: Jesse in DC

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Gads, sorry to hear that. It get the impression it's pretty common in a certain demographic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:00 AM (13CQC)

434 Morticia, if it's just the thermostat, open it up and just jump the control wires. Look up the model of the furnance and T-stat, get the wiring diagram and just manually jump it. You'll get the furnace going and have some heat.
Posted by: publius
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If the problem is the thermostat...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 02:00 AM (xSo9G)

435
Itanium was something else, and gave Chipzilla some comeupance. The Itanic was going to be the killer 64-bit chip, the one that would replace the x86 architecture. It was totally different.

I remember at the time, late 90s, I was all hepped up for the new Intel 64-bit instruction set, and looked at it. I MEGLO'd. "Huh, this is totally different". And ridiculously complicated.

And then AMD came out with 64-bit extensions to the x86 instruction set, known as AMD64, x64 and x86_64.

And that was the one that became the standard 64-bit system. Intel had to copy it, with a standard joke being Intel's version was the "iAMD64", which was a real slap to Intel.

Intel realized it was dead way before now, but HP had invested so much it it, and that is what kept Intel making it for so many years.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:01 AM (f1Vqw)

436
I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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No, your joke was hilarious, and then Ace's liver came along and I wasn't sure whether he (she?) was topping it or stopping it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:01 AM (13CQC)

437
64% of all federal arrests in 2018, were non citizens. But you know, diversity and stuff.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

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What?! I'm always hearing we native-borns are the criminals. Got a link for that? I could use it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:03 AM (13CQC)

438 >> Actually, I've done everything it says online to do. Reset the thermostat by dumping out the batteries and reversing them and all that rot. Thing won't obey any button-presses.

Well, hell. I wish I was there to see what's going on. Might be the T-stat, might not be. You'll just have to get someone there to check it out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:04 AM (f1Vqw)

439
If the problem is the thermostat...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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I'm pretty sure it is. The digital display is flashing and having seizures. I'm going to call the 800 number tomorrow and talk to John Smith about it, aka Javinder Nahasapeemapetilon.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:05 AM (13CQC)

440
Well, hell. I wish I was there to see what's going on. Might be the T-stat, might not be. You'll just have to get someone there to check it out.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

======

One of those things that drives me nuts! It's easy knowledge if I could get hold of it. Someone will stroll in and go "Aha, that's it" and there goes $60.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:06 AM (13CQC)

441 Per the wiki page, more than 3 million hogs have been culled in Vietnam alone, when the first reported case was in February of this year.

This is why wikipedia's info sometimes gives me pause.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:06 AM (gmtFW)

442 Morticia is about 5 mins away from hot wiring her thermostat.

Or setting her couch on fire.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:07 AM (gmtFW)

443
Morticia is about 5 mins away from hot wiring her thermostat.

Or setting her couch on fire.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

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I'll tell you this, if I have to have someone here to fix it, I'm going to drain their brain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 02:11 AM (13CQC)

444
I've actually got a spare T-stat here, one of the electronic ones. If only... If you lived right here, I could get it right to you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:12 AM (f1Vqw)

445 You have tried replacing the batteries with fresh ones, right Morticia?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (2B9A/)

446 California Central Coast. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," said Mark Twain.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

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it's a cruel, cruel summer....

cooler than normal here in The Valley, like totally, fer sure.

so glad we didn't plant 'maters again this year, and yes, chilrens, the Solar Minimum is true.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (/e9Kb)

447
The control system for the T-stat is 24VAC, driven off a control transformer. It's not dangerous for electric shock, but you can short them out and blow the little fuses for the thing, which means opening up the unit.

Some simple heating systems using "mV" thermostats, driven off a "thermopile" (enough thermocouples to generate enough voltage and current) driven by the pilot light.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:16 AM (f1Vqw)

448
Morticia, what's the name and model number of that T-stat?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (f1Vqw)

449 so glad we didn't plant 'maters again this year, and yes, chilrens, the Solar Minimum is true.
Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 02:15 AM (/e9Kb)

As I have said before, I am not sure I have the right temperament for an ice age.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (2B9A/)

450 The arrest %s are from DOJ latest data release, I think.


There's an invisible [because suppressed/ignored] crime wave occurring across the country involving illegal aliens, many of them repeat offenders [normal pattern with criminals], turbo-charged by "sanctuary" lawlessness. This is apart from the crime wave of DUIs including those resulting in mayhem/homicide, and of course the enormous ID theft involved in illegal employment.


ONT so maybe it's safe to not self-censor. While the Dems are unspeakably and despicably complicit, and the GOP [95%] is *little better* [oh, yes], the administration is largely a failure on this [and is doing literally nothing, politically, to even prepare the ground to do anything about it].


And the country doesn't give a f**k - it doesn't affect them, directly, negatively, immediately, so it's not happening [and the collapse of anything resembling a press keeps everyone nicely uninformed about what's going on].


And we won't raise the topic of the ongoing constitutional trainwreck as the DOJ/WH haplessly further the grotesque transformation into a court-run, "sanctuary"-enabled mess through their inaction and mindless submission to anything barfed up by even a single lawless "judge".


Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

451 Well, I am off to bed. Started the poor wretched Panhard up today, and after much rowing with the shift lever, backed it out of the driveway, and drove it over by the shop. Fired up the shop vac, and began vacuuming up all the broken glass from the back window (presumably a rock strike from the lawnmower). The shop vac cacked out. Done like dinner, it is.

So I abandoned the window glass cleanup, and turned to the sagging engine mounts. It had a pair of thick rubber biscuits mounted such that all the load on them was a shear load. Not real bright, guys. I removed the old biscuits, and began fabricating angle brackets so that I could use a pair of Studebaker rubber biscuits, set vertically, so loaded in compression, not shear. One side is now done, and the engine remains supported by a jack. And it's all bolt-in, so it could be put back to original, should anyone care to do so. This is an old rally car, so it came to me modified in some respects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 24, 2019 02:25 AM (a72/q)

452 I'm always joking. Ignoring my posts will save time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 24, 2019 01:44 AM (xSo9G)

Ignore you? Unpossible. You are one of the few who I make sure I read.


Posted by: The least interesting commener ever at August 24, 2019 02:41 AM (vqIkG)

453 sock fix

Posted by: The least interesting commenter ever at August 24, 2019 02:42 AM (vqIkG)

454 For those so inclined, the "chopper presser" Trump did before setting off for the G7 trip is good. The amount of access to a president, in unscripted free-for-all situations - not aware of the last time it was like this. Not in my lifetime, don't think.


And sure to figure in tomorrow's HQ doings, the loathsome and stupid Maher set a new low in reacting to the death of a Koch brother - see for yourself if interested. Amazing.





Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:03 AM (QDnY+)

455 Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

Everyone knows there is a breakdown of basic law and order, yet the GOP will NOT make it an issue.

It would sweep them into HUGE gains in both the House and Senate, and ensure Trump's reelection.

Yet, they don't talk about the BASIC problems.

The only reason I can think of, is they actually LIKE the status quo, not understanding what it is doing to our society.

Posted by: Don Q at August 24, 2019 03:08 AM (NgKpN)

456
You have tried replacing the batteries with fresh ones, right Morticia?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

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Yup.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:11 AM (13CQC)

457
Morticia, what's the name and model number of that T-stat?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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It's the 4000 family, Honeywell. On this page. https://www.honeywellhome.com/en/
questions/how-do-i-adjust-the-program-schedule

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:13 AM (13CQC)

458
I've actually got a spare T-stat here, one of the electronic ones. If only... If you lived right here, I could get it right to you.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

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Arrrggghhh!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:14 AM (13CQC)

459 Don Q, agree. I have no magic way of knowing exactly why they do/don't do what they do/don't do, but we can guess at a variety of situations.


But Trump's failure to even try to politicize this [i.e. bring heat on the GOP and vulnerable Dems], or to take dramatic action [all within his existing power] to save lives - that's just as important and just as inscrutable [to me].


And that the electorate, taken as a whole, seems blase about it just confirms certain evolving perceptions about the country.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:16 AM (QDnY+)

460
Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

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You're absolutely right.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:20 AM (13CQC)

461 B. Morticia, how about a space heater? If you're anywhere near the central coast itself [between Ventura and Monterrey?], how cold could it be at this time?


Get the t-state fixed but meanwhile get a space heater - they're convenient and often a good option anyway. A few miles off the coast further south, but we rarely use the heat now, just a space heater or two, plus sweats and good warmth boots for the "cold" [ha] nights in "winter".


Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:21 AM (QDnY+)

462 stay warm B. Morticia, I'm off to read about panzers or tampers for atomic bomb cores, depending

Posted by: rhomboid at August 24, 2019 03:22 AM (QDnY+)

463
rhomboid, happy reading, and good advice.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:25 AM (13CQC)

464
Good
Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:26 AM (mpXpK)

465
Good morning, Vic

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:33 AM (13CQC)

466
Space Heaters??? Hell I am still using A/C. The high yesterday was 97F.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:36 AM (mpXpK)

467
Okay, Morticia, I found the installation instructions for those 4000 series T-stats. It looks like a simple, non-heat pump system.

Turning the heat on is probably as simple as jumping the R(red) to the W(white) terminal.

What type of furnace is it? Oil, gas?

On those, the blower is usually turned on by the system itself when the plenum comes up to temperature. Otherwise, you'll connect the G (green) fan lead to R as well.

Only do this if you're comfortable with messing with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 03:38 AM (f1Vqw)

468 Mornin' all.

It's a cool one. Low 50s. Nice! Sleeping with the windows open I woke up chilled. Time to grab a light blanket.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 24, 2019 03:40 AM (Z/jzm)

469
What type of furnace is it? Oil, gas?

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Gas. I'm gonna try all that tomorrow in the light of day.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:48 AM (13CQC)

470
By the way, publius, you RAWK.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 24, 2019 03:48 AM (13CQC)

471 >> Gas. I'm gonna try all that tomorrow in the light of day.

Do you have A/C as well, or is this T-stat heat only?

Here's the install .pdf for that thermostat

https://customer.resideo.com/resources/techlit/
TechLitDocuments/69-0000s/69-1769.pdf

remove line feed.

By jumping, or "hot-wiring" it, the heat will run continuously until you break the connection. Run it until it gets warm enough, the break it. Until you get the T-stat replaced.

And you can pick up one at any big box Lowes/Home Depot, etc store.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 24, 2019 03:54 AM (f1Vqw)

472 Well Morons, it's off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Rocking Chair. But it will have to be the indoor rocker since the humidity is is off-scale high outside.

I will be back at 6 am with the weekend links.

Posted by: Vic at August 24, 2019 03:58 AM (mpXpK)

473 If someone has heat on or needs it Fall is coming fast

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 03:59 AM (BbGew)

474 Supposed to be only 80 this afternoon and nice

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 04:04 AM (BbGew)

475 Miley should eat Lysine. A lot of Lysine. Like a half dozen or dozen grams of Lysine multiple times a day. IWith plenty of water]. Until the shingles are over. Cheap, natural, and non-prescription.

Posted by: Old Toby at August 24, 2019 04:09 AM (X7epx)

476
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 04:46 AM (KCxzN)

477 Good morning, AltonJackson!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 24, 2019 04:53 AM (XuBZu)

478 Supposed to be only 80 this afternoon and nice
Posted by: Skip

GOOD !

Posted by: JT at August 24, 2019 05:01 AM (arJlL)

479
'mornin', HB

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 05:02 AM (KCxzN)

480 Not to gross you guys out, but a two weeks ago I thought - from visual evidence when I turned to flush the terlit - that I had worms. A visit to the doctor, tests, and finally identifying the critter in the terlit (Brachyiulus pusillus, which are everywhere around these parts this time of year) indicated in short order that I did not. So all's well worm-wise, thank goodness.

I'm just really surprised at the effect it had on me. I was absolutely freaked and creeped out, and still haven't recovered! Depressed would probably describe my current symptoms, and that surprises me too, since I've been through an ample ration of reverses in my life and have always stayed up-beat. Apparently the ol' emotional reserves, like pretty much everything else, just ain't what they used to be.
Good to know, I suppose. Guess I'd better take it into account in the future.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at August 24, 2019 05:12 AM (XuBZu)

481 Good morning! Two more working days 'til Monday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:25 AM (BrRAn)

482 Morning Alton Jackson, Skip and JT.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 05:29 AM (BZzXD)

483 Tried napping a bit more but knew it wasn't going to happen

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:29 AM (BbGew)

484 Morning all. Can not sleep

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:30 AM (yWXpx)

485 Morning all. Can not sleep
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:30 AM (yWXpx)

Autumn is not too far away.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 05:31 AM (Xqo6t)

486 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?

Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

487
g'mornin', Ben Had

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 24, 2019 05:35 AM (KCxzN)

488 There is a article at Powerline on President Trump's comments about Liberal Jews.

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:38 AM (BbGew)

489 486 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?
Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

Maybe, it extreme rhetoric and rubs me the wrong way too. But these things usually have a pretty short half-life. But, notice that recently Democratic candidates have come to saying a vote for Trump is a vote for white supremacy. Even worse than what Trump said about disloyalty to Jews, imo.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 05:38 AM (Xqo6t)

490 What do you guys think about Trump's comment re: disloyal Jews? I've always been willing to appreciate PDTs strategies in very blunt speech, as Scott Adams pointed out correctly many times, but this one jarred me and felt off. Same about the angle he targeted "the squad". Can you reassure me? Is he going too far?
Posted by: docweasel at August 24, 2019 05:33 AM (iXxwK)

It was poorly worded but I agree with him 100%

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:39 AM (yWXpx)

491 Here it is 24 August 2019 and we have kollege football this here weekend. Woohoo! Be safe out there and drink a plenty.

Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (UUkQp)

492 Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh welcomes the West Bank attack that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb as a heroic operation.

Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (yWXpx)

493 Well, we certainly never had to wonder where ubama was at on the 'disloyal and loyal Jews', did we? So let's not hammer President Trump's tit too much over his 'disloyal Jews' remark. I have often wondered why it's party first and religious belief way down the list for many Jews. I have to go with President Trump on this one.

Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:50 AM (UUkQp)

494 Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

That was was the way I understood what PDTS said. Jews that support the democrats are disloyal to Israel.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:51 AM (BrRAn)

495 I have no idea if it was better to say or left unsaid

Posted by: Skip at August 24, 2019 05:54 AM (BbGew)

496 Jews who support Democrats that weaken ISRAEL and support its enemies are disloyal and worse.

That was was the way I understood what PDTS said. Jews that support the democrats are disloyal to Israel.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 05:51 AM (BrRAn)

It was poor choice of words since the left always accuses Jews of being disloyal to the US for supporting Israel. But PDT had absolutely no evil intent in his heart or animosity what so ever towards Jews. And any attempt to paint him thus is outrageous and inaccurate

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:01 AM (yWXpx)

497 what PDJT said was spot on, which is why the usual suspects are up in arms over it.

F them, sideways.

if you are Jewish, and support the Demonrats, you don't support Israel, and are complicit with those that would exterminate your people in the historical homeland you have occupied for millennia.

this isn't rocket science, and trying to parse it otherwise is sophistry.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at August 24, 2019 06:03 AM (/e9Kb)

498 stupid FF upgrade and it's sock elimination "feature"

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 24, 2019 06:04 AM (/e9Kb)

499 I suspect that's one of the ways PDTS uses to initiate dialogue on some subject no one wants to discuss: make a provocative statement and get some emotion charged up, otherwise people won't engage.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (BrRAn)

500 491 Here it is 24 August 2019 and we have kollege football this here weekend. Woohoo! Be safe out there and drink a plenty.
Posted by: Eromero at August 24, 2019 05:43 AM (UUkQp)


Amen, brother!

Posted by: Nut at August 24, 2019 06:05 AM (S23KT)

501 Trump blasts CNN for disgraceful hiring of ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe

Lol. Right on!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 24, 2019 06:09 AM (yWXpx)

502 August 24th- One week til dove season opens.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 24, 2019 06:13 AM (BZzXD)

503 Did you guys here the outrage this week, of many outrageousnesses, where Trump was going to dig up veterans graves to make way for his border wall?

https://youtu.be/8gHGBUj1i2M

But in the actual report CBP issued a statement that they'd avoid the cemetery that's along the path of proposed levee-wall. So, just speculation. Only the headline and chyron misleadingly said "Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall" like it was happening for real. Saw lots of Nevertrumpers sharing the story and saying how disrespectful Trump was to the military.

...but, then I got thinking. These are WWI and II veterans, not soldiers killed in action. So, wouldn't that pretty much classify every cemetery in America? And I pulled up this place on Google maps.. and its tiny, one acre of an old church tucked between a couple residential plots where everything else around for miles is farmland.

26░05'10.6"N 98░11'04.6"W

Anyways, they ought to avoid this place and just let the wall have a 1,000 foot gap. The Boarder Patrol HQ is only a mile to the west anyways.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 06:26 AM (Xqo6t)

504 26.086271, -98.184602

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 24, 2019 06:27 AM (Xqo6t)

505 53 re 'genocidaire'

The Algerian in me sometimes comes out.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Me too, but after a 10-15 minute break, he's ready to go back in!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at August 24, 2019 06:46 AM (cU38X)

506 Heh!

https://tinyurl.com/y4mxemjx

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 24, 2019 06:56 AM (BrRAn)

507 Perhaps that Lauren girl knows the answer to that stupid "sound of one hand clapping" riddle...

Posted by: Aspiring Buddhist Monk at August 24, 2019 07:00 AM (cU38X)

508 213
NSFW at all. Peach fuzz and goosebumps on beautiful women. Enjoy.... seriously, it's amazing.

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/ 19042181#p19042181

http://boards.4chan.org/s/thread/19063301
Posted by: blue horseshoe at August 23, 2019 10:54 PM

You tricked me! Those girls were all over 12!

Posted by: Joe "Sniffy" Biden at August 24, 2019 07:07 AM (cU38X)

509 What exactly happened in the 'sisters' video?

Posted by: geewhiz at August 24, 2019 10:37 AM (8pHJf)

510 I have been listening to and studying the Christian Faith in the spirit of the church fathers. The "obey your husbands," portion is related to obeying in the ways of faith. Christianity was radical in that women, slaves, etc. were all equal in the eyes of God whereas other faiths and political systems viewed them as non entities. Remember, early times preists could marry and had families (St. Peter himself was married). But women could be married. Males were deacons, presbyters, bishops, etc, so it was obey in the ways of faith and men were expected to protect at all costs including laying down their lives for their wives as Jesus died for his followers. Celebacy of preists and such began being born out of ascetic movements which most rapidly grew in Egypt. Monastic communities arose as people left cities when they viewed some churches as moving astray and more people took ascetic like vows.

Posted by: Caiomhin at August 24, 2019 02:26 PM (0LNrb)

511 510 comments and not one about Bridgeport, CT being the real life siting of Gotham City? Well, I must be the only Moron from Bpt. and I tell you I resemble that Tweet! Or as a savy Southern congress critter described it in the early 70's; "Bridgeport is the arm pit of New England."

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at August 24, 2019 05:55 PM (SKQ4H)

512 The Joker the Clown Prince of Crime

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at August 25, 2019 01:42 AM (FLiOE)

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