LOL: Twitter Could Face $250 Million Fine For Using Users' Private Phone Numbers to Better Target Ads

Oh, so that's why they started demanding you give them your phone number.

Not for security, as they lied.

No, so they'd know which ads to hit you with.

witter disclosed in a regulatory filing that it could face a fine of up to $250 million from US authorities over its use of phone numbers and email addresses to target advertisements.

The company received a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission on July 28 alleging it had used data "provided for safety and security purposes for targeted advertising during periods between 2013 and 2019," it said in the filing. Twitter estimates the complaint could result in a loss of between $150 million and $250 million, it said.

The social media company admitted last October that it had "inadvertently" targeted ads at users through contact details that they provided for security purposes.

Former president and current racial demagogue Barack Obama inadvertently came in Reggie Love's mouth.

Twitter (TWTR) users are asked to provide information like their phone number to help secure their account through services such as two-factor authentication.


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1 YAy NEW!

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:26 PM (8B6Ng)

2 twitter is asshoe

Posted by: CN at August 04, 2020 01:26 PM (ONvIw)

3 Yeah, notice how these companies keep asking for your phone #, you know, for your security?

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:27 PM (8B6Ng)

4 FIRST

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 04, 2020 01:27 PM (ejsiI)

5 Sue them into oblivion.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:27 PM (HEEq1)

6 Ah, yes, good old inadvertent. The word you use when you totally didn't include that document with discovery responses and hoped the other side wouldn't notice.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at August 04, 2020 01:27 PM (GbPPJ)

7 Burn Twitter, burn

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (ifmtJ)

8 Pocket change my good man

Posted by: Twitter Jack at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (zHGeC)

9 $250 million is not enough

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (aO8Gd)

10 I won't give anybody my phone number. If it's extra necessary, they get the land line (yes, I'm that old).

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (8B6Ng)

11 I used a sock account from a VPN to create a Google Voice number and gave that to Twitter.

I hope they lose a little money on it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (4k/Uz)

12 Fourth...drat.

Suppose they offered Twitter and nobody came?

(I've been getting increasingly spammed by political campaigns. Barely any from the Right, TONS from the Left and Socialists. And I avoid giving out my phone number.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (ejsiI)

13 $250 million is not enough
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 04, 2020 01:28 PM (aO8Gd)


@jack ass just spent that much on his outdoor kitchen.

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (8B6Ng)

14 Why can't twatter HQ been in Beirut today.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (Zz0t1)

15 Fucking Barry, he campaigned on pulling out early, too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (ifmtJ)

16 Can't wait for that subscription based model. You'll get to PAY to read Jonah Goldberg's Simpsons references and David French's pious cuckery.

Posted by: El Kabong at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (datdl)

17 14 Why can't twatter HQ been in Beirut today.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (Zz0t1)

There's still time...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (ifmtJ)

18 $25 billion would be a better start.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (pw+jk)

19 twitter is asshole

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (gtatv)

20 They should multiply it by ten.

I would dearly love for Twitter to try Twitter Plus as a pay model, talk about cratering.

Has anyone, anywhere in the world paid for Youtube's subscription pay version? LOL

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

21 It's a message from the future!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

22 Twitter now faces someone who has more of other people's money than them - the US government.

Process is the punishment. And Twitter will really have to have a membership drive and cake sale

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (ZJEkV)

23 So, do the people who were targeted by the use of their phone numbers and email address get any of that $250 mil?

They've EARNED it, it seems.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (Zz0t1)

24 Break them.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (luzVb)

25 The US would survive without Twitter.

A lot of people whose lives have no meaning, would not

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (aO8Gd)

26 And it gets worse - ad targeting is the excuse in front of the reason.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (Sq18x)

27


LOL: Twitter Could Face $250 Million Fine For Using Users' Private Phone Numbers to Better Target Ads


AKA, Google's business model.

Posted by: Beirut Bob at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (oVJmc)

28 Oopsie.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (YqDXo)

29

I'd pay $250 million for some serious quality twat.

Posted by: Bang Breach Clear at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (d6DSt)

30 15 Fucking Barry, he campaigned on pulling out early, too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo

check!

Posted by: Reggie Love at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (FZYNt)

31 We shut off our land line phone but I still use the number for sites that want one. Good luck calling that one, dudes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (KZzsI)

32 Fucking Barry, he campaigned on pulling out early, too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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You repping for Michelle now?

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (gtatv)

33 Yeah, and this is why I passed on Parler as well. Not giving my number out yeahnosorry.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (FtO5h)

34 Fucking Barry, he campaigned on pulling out early, too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 04, 2020 01:29 PM (ifmtJ)


NO ONE should be punished with a baby!

- Barry O'Bama

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (Zz0t1)

35 Twitter Jacks of the world never see their end until it arrives full blown. He too is dust.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (WX+x0)

36 Yeah, notice how these companies keep asking for your phone #, you know, for your security?

Posted by: clutch cargo
I keep a burner with a handful of minutes for exactly that verification message and then let the minutes run out so they can't mess with it.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (VcFUs)

37 Twitter has been periodically asking me to "confirm my telephone number" for at least over a year now, on an account I've had for 12 years.

They can kiss my shiny metal ass.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 04, 2020 01:31 PM (wtvvX)

38 I don't use twatter, but I'm already pissed. My phone got a mandatory 'upgrade' a couple of weeks ago, and the upgrade consists of spambot texts trying to fool me to download links which are obviously malware attempts.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (kA3Cp)

39 Not for security, as they lied.

No, so they'd know which ads to hit you with.



Does that not reek of desperation?

Posted by: eleven at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (XTyi0)

40 And Twitter will really have to have a membership drive and cake sale

"Won't you donate to GoFundMe to pay for Twitter's legal costs when they are being oppressed by Racist Orange Bad Man??"
--eager snowflake

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (KZzsI)

41 These reporters are predictable, stupid and predictably stupid.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (gtdYu)

42 Social media is poison. If Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr...all that shit blew up like a Beirut ammo depot, the world would be unarguably better off.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Never Kneel, Free WA, Buy Ammo at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (ifmtJ)

43 Oh and Dallas/Fort Worth had 4 wuwu deaths yesterday. No mask comrade.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (WX+x0)

44 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (vuisn)

45 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (sX1BW)

46 Everyone who had a Twitter account between 2013 and 2019.

I think that falls under Class Action Lawsuit.

Bye bye Twitter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (ZJEkV)

47 What, they're not using the phone numbers to protect people from tweets from mean people like the President of the United States?

Posted by: Minuteman at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (6b5Io)

48 the next shoe to drop is that they sold those numbers to the DNC.

Yes, they laundered it through "advertisers" first.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (aO8Gd)

49 If this was an oil company 60 Minutes would be balls deep in their business. And why is it that Left wing businesses seem so corrupt?

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (qjogl)

50 I dont twatter. I do read twitchy

Posted by: RBG Star Wars Wheelchair at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (JFO2v)

51 All sorts of tech firms of social media platforms are now REQUIRING this bogus "two-factor authentication" scheme whereby you MUST give them your phone number to continue using the service/product/platform.

I suspected from the very beginning that it was all just a data-harvesting scheme. And I was right.

I actually keep a "burner phone" with non-expiring minutes on it (and no monthly plan) for just this purpose -- the only time I ever turn it on is to receive the "code" they text you to confirm the existence of the phone number you just supplied them.

ANd guess what? Whenever I do turn it on there are usually dozens of spam-call messages, from all the previous times I used the number "just for security purposes." I just delete them, turn it off, put it back in the drawer for next time.

Twitter, Google, etc. -- ALL these companies are lying. They want your data. They want your identity.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (HEEq1)

52 This will go class action and all the twats will get a check for $1.25 a piece.

Posted by: Archer at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (gmo/4)

53 shiny metal ass

[Rob Halford has entered the chatroom]

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (FtO5h)

54 OK, they get fined.

Where does the MONEY GO?

As its not from taxes, Congress does not control the money, and has no oversite.

And it sure won't go to those whose privacy was invaded.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (NgKpN)

55 These reporters are predictable, stupid and predictably stupid.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (gtdYu)

Tire iron therapy is highly recommended!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (eTZoJ)

56 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.
Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (sX1BW)


Basketball Player.

Handed a high school and possible college diploma for being a basketball player.

And it SHOWS.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

57 off dead woman skin

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (JFO2v)

58 Think about it. "Ad targeting" is the most acceptable "bad" excuse for fucking with someone's personal information.

So much so that it's almost a joke at this point.

"Hey you know that thing when you arrived earlier when I had five guys bend you over and do a full prostate search for" drugs"? And we did it a bunch of times? It wasn't actually drugs. We were doing ad targeting.

And all is semi-forgiven with a wink and a nod and a silent promise that we will let it happen again.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (Sq18x)

59
I demand Twitter reparations!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (mht8P)

60 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite
certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

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Sorry, that is NBA reporter Chris Palmer. And his twitter page suddenly no longer exists.

I think because he was right and the Mossad took it down. /s

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (sX1BW)

61 I dont twatter. I do read twitchy
Posted by: RBG Star Wars Wheelchair at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (JFO2v)


Did Twitchy dump their libtard moderators?

I had to stop going there. It was obnoxious at one point.

Everything that Malkin sells off goes to shit, it seems.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (Zz0t1)

62 Nah, this couldn't be. I have it on very good authority, indeed the *best* authority - sworn congressional testimony - that the tech giants never misuse data, don't collect anything they don't need, and never bring in data of any kind on persons who are not members.

They couldn't possibly have been lying. Unthinkable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (hYcqw)

63 Twitterpations?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 04, 2020 01:34 PM (ZJEkV)

64 The social media company admitted last October that it had "inadvertently" targeted ads at users through contact details that they provided for security purposes.

"This thing that we deliberately did and profited from was completed inadvertent."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (BeYX8)

65 Personal data is not private anymore. The data is out their and is sliced and diced an cross referenced to death. Assume any device connected in any way is sending data somehow to someone.

Posted by: USNtakim at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (0OmEj)

66 The Conservative Case for Paying Me a Dollar a Tweet to Tell You How You've Disappointed Jesus Today.

Posted by: David French at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (datdl)

67 AKA, Google's business model.


this model was used throughout Big Tech including downstream "services" that one might wonder how they made money? it was by selling you.

THIS is why the huge hullaballoo about Net Neutrality, which was the underpinning for a lot of web businesses, large and small.

IOW, Twitter/FB/Google had a lot of little partners...in crime.

all of whom are going to go down with the big guns (if justice is in fact served).

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (j9HX3)

68 10 I won't give anybody my phone number. If it's extra necessary, they get the land line (yes, I'm that old).
Posted by: clutch cargo


Problem is, they use the number to send you a TEXT, so a landline number won't work.

I've actually quit various sites/platforms over this issue. I will NOT give them my actual cell phone number, and not even m burner phone number if I deem the site/platform not worth the hassle.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (HEEq1)

69 I don't twitter, but I did spend the night in a septic pit.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (88+cf)

70 65 Personal data is not private anymore. The data is out their and is sliced and diced an cross referenced to death. Assume any device connected in any way is sending data somehow to someone.


the safe approach to the web, for probably 15 years now. maybe forever.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (j9HX3)

71 How much did China pay for this information? This is part of the reason that the Houston embassy was closed.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (kA3Cp)

72 THIS is why the huge hullaballoo about Net Neutrality, which was the underpinning for a lot of web businesses, large and small.

IOW, Twitter/FB/Google had a lot of little partners...in crime.

all of whom are going to go down with the big guns (if justice is in fact served).
Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (j9HX3)


Read the G-Mail EULA. It TELLS you they're going to read your mail and cater advertisement and spam to your email topics. They specifically re-wrote it for this a few years ago.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (Zz0t1)

73 I'm sure they really were just after ad targeting, I mean obviously organizations like the DNC buy this data to use, but I don't think it was any more sinister than that. Its their business model: collect data on people and sell it to advertisers.

Remember when Obama used this on Facebook to get elected in 2012 and everyone thought it was genius and praised him? Then when Trump did it in 2016 he was the devil for doing so and Zuckerman was a monster?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

74 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

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well going by all the video evidence of Hiroshima, props to the 75th anniversary of such, I would say he has a valid argument?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (FZYNt)

75 Chris Palmer is trending on Twatter, and as usual, it's for a bad reason.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (HmZuC)

76
NBA reporter

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Translated: room-temperature IQ.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (mht8P)

77 I keep a burner with a handful of minutes for exactly that verification message and then let the minutes run out so they can't mess with it.
Posted by: BifBewalski

I actually keep a "burner phone" with non-expiring minutes on it (and no monthly plan) for just this purpose
Posted by: zombie


High-fives.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (HEEq1)

78 I used my sister's number for verification.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (qjogl)

79 45 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.
Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (sX1BW)


One of those news A-bombs that don't produce any radioactive isotopes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (mlxZk)

80 It would be a start.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (BRkq2)

81 shiny metal ass

[Rob Halford has entered the chatroom]


Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (FtO5h)

:LOL

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (wtvvX)

82 -
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Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite
certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.


Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM
--
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I'm curious if he thinks the preliminary fire was a "fuse" for the nuke? Or perhaps the nuke was simply a way to extinguish the fire? (in which case, mission accomplished, I guess?)

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (pMGkg)

83 I think that falls under Class Action Lawsuit.

Bye bye Twitter.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (ZJEkV)


Let's hope so - that's where the real burn is. The "fine" is friggin' chump change.

Funny though, the last time I remember them asking I had a "later" option, which I took. Then again, I only browse twatter - and ONLY on a PC. No doubt if I tried using their app I wouldn't be able to do so.

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (8B6Ng)

84 Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (oVJmc)

85 I wonder what kind of ads Brian Stelter gets in Twaters.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (miiX6)

86 We shut off our land line phone but I still use the number for sites that want one.

This. Or I use the one from the house I grew up in mumble years ago. I forgot the two I had after I moved out, but that one is stuck in my head.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (3tPHY)

87 >>NBA reporter


We know them as Fluffers.

Posted by: garrett at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (qe+jx)

88 $250M? Jack keeps that in a coffee can. If it were $2.5B then we can talk.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (3H9h1)

89 I'm curious if he thinks the preliminary fire was a "fuse" for the nuke? Or perhaps the nuke was simply a way to extinguish the fire? (in which case, mission accomplished, I guess?)

Posted by: irright

I bet it killed all the mosquitoes there as well

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (FZYNt)

90 If Beirut got hit with a rock from space, how could you tell?

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (RuIsu)

91 $250 million. I'm reminded of that scene in Austin Powers where Dr. Evil does his dramatic reveal of how much he'll extort as being MEEELLLIONS.

Phhhht. Drop in the bucket for Twitter. Pocket change. Petty cash.

These guys need a spanking not a pat on the butt.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (M3E1E)

92 85 I wonder what kind of ads Brian Stelter gets in Twaters.

NAMBLA membership extensions.

Posted by: Bang Breach Clear at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (d6DSt)

93 Now if the settlement would include Twitter agreeing not to censor users, then that would be something.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (in24S)

94 Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

I wonder what his number was?

Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (3tPHY)

95 85
I wonder what kind of ads Brian Stelter gets in Twaters.

Posted by: Asshoes at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (miiX6)

Ore-Ida

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet! at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (in24S)

96 I just use 867-5309.


Cus fuck Jenny.

Posted by: eleven at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (XTyi0)

97 96 I just use 867-5309.


Cus fuck Jenny.
Posted by: eleven

that's hurtful

Posted by: Forrest Gump at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (FZYNt)

98 86 We shut off our land line phone but I still use the number for sites that want one.

I use 8675309

Posted by: It's me donna at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (Zmnko)

99 If Beirut got hit with a rock from space, how could you tell?

All the Muslims start worshiping it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (KZzsI)

100 Good I hope it's more than $250 million I want those leftists A**holes to go bankrupt. Go Trump, drain the swamp, MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (tSosf)

101 This is like when drug dealer abandoned Cig boats

overhead

Posted by: REDACTED at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (JgrP5)

102
Cus fuck Jenny.
Posted by: eleven at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (XTyi0)


Did.

Posted by: The Paolo at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

103 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

A surprising amount of twitter experts have chimed in the same thing.

Um, have you guys noticed that nuclear bombs are rated in comparison to equivalents of dynamite? Just an FYI. Not as compact, but every bit as boomy.

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (8B6Ng)

104 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (sX1BW)



One of those news A-bombs that don't produce any radioactive isotopes.


No bright flash either, so the enemy won't know they've been nuked if you hit 'em at night.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (SchxB)

105 Read the G-Mail EULA. It TELLS you they're going to read your mail and cater advertisement and spam to your email topics. They specifically re-wrote it for this a few years ago.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:36 PM (Zz0t1)

Worse, read the EULA for any of the 'free' cloud storage services, including Microsofts.

They not only read your shit, they give THEMSELVES a License to use anything in the storage.

And that includes their 'partners'.

I once worked for a Microsoft 'partner'. Company was all of 10 people, and the product we worked on LITERALLY started in my home Office, written by a guy I was helping through a divorce.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (NgKpN)

106 >>>Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.

Are you sure, did you see a mushroom cloud?

Posted by: Piss Calmer at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (HmZuC)

107 I don't twitter. so I won't have much to offer in this thread.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (oAY8z)

108 (I've been getting increasingly spammed by political campaigns. Barely any from the Right, TONS from the Left and Socialists. And I avoid giving out my phone number.)

I get SMS political spam addressing my son by name at my number. I'm hoping he gave it out to some hot chick in exchange for her number. Otherwise I'm gonna have to have a talk with that boy.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (qc+VF)

109 >>Cus fuck Jenny.


Oh, we did.

Posted by: Black Panthera at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (qe+jx)

110 After I got booted from Twitter, to get re-activated, they want my phone number.

I have not given it to them. They lost me as a product.

Because if you are paying for the service, you are not the customer; you are the product.

Posted by: JAS at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (dT9VH)

111 All the Muslims start worshiping it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (KZzsI)


Ok, I LOL'd.

Posted by: clutch cargo at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (8B6Ng)

112 An NBA reporter just writes press releases for the Chicoms, right?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (oVJmc)

113 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

Posted by: SH

Well, to be fair, their ratings are cratering.....

Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (3tPHY)

114 Make it 250 billion!

Posted by: vrf at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (FL0P4)

115 Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 01:39 PM (RuIsu)


It would look neater. Kinetic strikes tend to splash so it spreads stuff around and incinerates a lot of the low temperature combustibles. Like clothing, wall paper, stone and people.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (M3E1E)

116 Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

I wonder what his number was?
Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote



They're talking about the "mushroom cloud" all over Facebook.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (Isn+8)

117 86 We shut off our land line phone but I still use the number for sites that want one.

This. Or I use the one from the house I grew up in mumble years ago. I forgot the two I had after I moved out, but that one is stuck in my head.
Posted by: Blue Hen at August 04, 2020 01:38 PM (3tPHY)


Memorize the Dial-A-Prayer number.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (mlxZk)

118 64 The social media company admitted last October that it had "inadvertently" targeted ads at users through contact details that they provided for security purposes.

No intent.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (Sq18x)

119 I try to avoid giving my phone number as much as possible. Our HR site changed the rules to require a cell phone number and then tried sending verification texts to a landline that was already in the system. There are a lot of businesses that don't have business cell phones to receive "verification" texts. On top of that, the system never sent "verification emails" that were the alternative. Had to get support to help out with that shit.

If it necessary, I try to use the landline as an account phone number. It's becoming more difficult to do so, since now everyone wants to send verification texts.

Posted by: soulpile at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (rwZk1)

120

Beirut?

All the Beirut WNBA franchise (The Lebanese Lesbos) players synchronized their menses...

Posted by: C. Rosie Palmer at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (d6DSt)

121 They're talking about the "mushroom cloud" all over Facebook.
Posted by: rickb223

yeah, only nukes cause mushroom clouds and fire can't melt steel

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (FZYNt)

122 Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.

It was probably delivered in an automobile, hence the Car Bomba.

Posted by: pep at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (v16oJ)

123 Patreon and now Twitter getting sued into oblivion. Next up Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Posted by: Resist_we_Much at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (BkYvb)

124 We collected your phone number in order to use it to better target advertising. Due to an unforeseen error, your phone number was not included in the information sold to advertisers, and as such, you may not have received some of the advertising for products or services you might have found useful. We regret the error.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (dNzKv)

125 97 96 I just use 867-5309.


Cus fuck Jenny.
Posted by: eleven

that's hurtful
Posted by: Forrest Gump at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (FZYNt)

Dude. She used you, probably gave you HIV, dumped a kid on you that you didn't even know had, then died. Yeah, she'd been abused as a girl, but she was a bad person.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (NWiLs)

126 A lot of those places that demand a phone number will require you to input a code they text to the number, so dead lines don't work for those.

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (pMGkg)

127 That's the dementia shuffle.

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On Autopsy Sunday night, they looked at David Cassidy's death. Nine months before his death, he disclosed that he had dementia. The host disagreed. He thinks Cassidy was pretending he had dementia to cover up his alcoholism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (+y/Ru)

128 106 >>>Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.

Are you sure, did you see a mushroom cloud?
Posted by: Piss Calmer at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (HmZuC)
===
The ease of book burning nowadays is impressive

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (BRkq2)

129 114 Make it 250 billion!
Posted by: vrf at August 04, 2020 01:42 PM (FL0P4)

*raises pinky next to pursed lips*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (NWiLs)

130 yeah, only nukes cause mushroom clouds and fire can't melt steel
Posted by: Rick in SK


They've obviously never had or seen the nighttime mushroom cloud poster of the '70's.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (Isn+8)

131 And here is the precedent for Nov:

A federal judge ordered election officials to count thousands of mail-in ballots throughout New York State that were declared invalid for not having a post-mark or arriving at offices shortly after the June 23 primary.

In granting the preliminary injunction Monday, Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres said the plaintiffs who brought the suit - including congressional candidate Suraj Patel and Brooklyn Assembly candidate Emily Gallagher - had proved that voters were disenfranchised and denied their constitutional rights after being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (dNzKv)

132 By the time I got rid of my land line I was getting 0% personal calls on it.
All calls were junk calls.

Posted by: attilla with suspenders at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (w7KSn)

133 "Paging Nurse Ratched!

Paging Nurse Ratched!

Please come to the electroshock therapy room immediately!

Paging Nurse Ratched!"


2020 not being creepy and fucked up enough, Netflix seems to have created a new series that looks to be pretty damned scary, about our own Nurse Ratched:

https://tinyurl.com/Ratched

I certainly hope there is a subplot involving squirrels and firearms.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (BM2fS)

134 It's amusing that even though everyone is thinking "hmm, looks like somebody who didn't like Hezbollah did this" , the Lebanese authorities are falling all over themselves saying "Nothing to See Here! Move Along! Nothing to see here!!!"

so maybe it was just an accident. Or maybe asking questions about what just blew up could be something they don't want to talk about. So Fireworks, yeah, that's the Ticket. Cute, little childrens Fireworks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 01:45 PM (Kpl3J)

135 You know what else is shaped like a Mushroom, Chris?

Posted by: garrett at August 04, 2020 01:46 PM (qe+jx)

136 Cus fuck Jenny.
Posted by: eleven

that's hurtful
Posted by: Forrest Gump

Dude, everybody else has.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 01:46 PM (+y/Ru)

137 If I made a voodoo doll representative of Twitter...How shall it look?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 04, 2020 01:46 PM (pB6Gt)

138 Corporations have just as many rights as any regular person. Probably more.

So, if Twitter lied to get your phone then used it to make money, well that's really no different from me going to the HR lady telling her I need the personal cell phone number of that new intern with the big ones "for work-related reasons," then calling that intern at midnight ... just to see what's she's up to. I mean, if that's wrong or "creepy," then I don't want to be right or not "creepy." Certainly shouldn't mean a good corporate citizen like Twitter should have to pay fine.

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce Guy at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (dYe5S)

139 so maybe it was just an accident. Or maybe asking questions about what just blew up could be something they don't want to talk about. So Fireworks, yeah, that's the Ticket. Cute, little childrens Fireworks.
Posted by: Tom Servo

So now Beirut's #1 export is fireworks?

and all along I thought it was terrorism.

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (FZYNt)

140 I just got the same message from Amazon. I've allowed my Kindle membership to expire and canceled my Prime and it seems they are reluctant to let me get away.

Needless to say, they did not get my phone number...any more than they're getting my money these days.

Thanks, ace, for confirming my original impression that social media is a swamp I don't want to wade around in.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (XxJt1)

141 And here is the precedent for Nov:




I predict 135% turnout in most districts.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (luzVb)

142 Still have the land line.

Lotta guitar collectors out there with only that number for me...I'd hate to miss out on a 100K 59 Burst because I shut off my land line.

Posted by: garrett at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (qe+jx)

143 137 If I made a voodoo doll representative of Twitter...How shall it look?

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Emily Litella.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (4k/Uz)

144 -
--

If I made a voodoo doll representative of Twitter...How shall it look?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 04, 2020 01:46 PM
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--------

Just like Chana's. An asshoe.

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (pMGkg)

145 An NBA reporter just writes press releases for the Chicoms, right?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (oVJmc)


Heard a rumor about Kobe yesterday from a source with some inside ties to the NBA.

They're spreading that Kobe was intentionally killed because of his efforts to gain funding and start a league in China and several high profile individuals in the NBA were NOT happy about it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (Zz0t1)

146 well going by all the video evidence of Hiroshima, props to the 75th anniversary of such, I would say he has a valid argument?





Posted by: Rick in SK
No flash. No return shock wave of near equal over pressure. As close as the mobile phones were to the blast...no EMP. So, Not. Nuke.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (VcFUs)

147 China's

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (pMGkg)

148 125 97 96 I just use 867-5309.


Cus fuck Jenny.
Posted by: eleven

that's hurtful
Posted by: Forrest Gump at August 04, 2020 01:40 PM (FZYNt)

Dude. She used you, probably gave you HIV, dumped a kid on you that you didn't even know had, then died. Yeah, she'd been abused as a girl, but she was a bad person.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (NWiLs)


Well isn't the risk actually low especially since it was a one time thing. You know unless your Fauci and need to push that the risk of AIDS is just as high among heteros?

Posted by: Buzzion at August 04, 2020 01:48 PM (u/HW3)

149 So now Beirut's #1 export is fireworks?

and all along I thought it was terrorism.
Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (FZYNt)


Yassir Arrafat -- Nobel Peace Prize!

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 04, 2020 01:48 PM (AiZBA)

150 When Twitter wouldn't let me in without a phone number, I made a burner one through Google to log in, then promptly deleted my account.

Posted by: Schuler at August 04, 2020 01:48 PM (x+oi4)

151 When Twitter was speaking if # for security it was their own financial security sillies

Posted by: willow at August 04, 2020 01:48 PM (qnDek)

152 Hey Tweetytube, help me win and this all goes away. My word as a Biden.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (1ISKN)

153 Colorado mail in ballots have peek a boo feature that reveals party affiliation.

https://tinyurl.com/yy9989wc

Posted by: attilla with suspenders at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (w7KSn)

154 Due to the interweb, I've had a no photos rule going back years. And in the event I am in extended family photos I always make them promise not to put me online. It's very difficult to find me. I'm sure that marks me somehow. I don't care.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (Sq18x)

155 Twitter, Google, etc. -- ALL these companies are lying. They want your data. They want your identity.
Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (HEEq1)

-------

You are NOT their Customer.

You and your data are their Product.

They are selling everything they know and can discover about YOU. Your preferences, buying habits, income, product preferences, etc.

Anything and Everything Google, etc., know about you is for sale. You are a product.

Posted by: rd at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (+0uDE)

156 No flash. No return shock wave of near equal over pressure. As close as the mobile phones were to the blast...no EMP. So, Not. Nuke.
Posted by: BifBewalski

kinda my point. wouldn't be video of people diving under the table, they would have been incinerated.

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (FZYNt)

157 Twitter is like the virus in any zombie movie. It moves through the population and turns everyone into ghouls.

Posted by: Hank Hill at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (E+OcO)

158 44 bonk bonk on the head
Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 04, 2020 01:32 PM (vuisn

Kill the grups!

Posted by: Fox2! at August 04, 2020 01:50 PM (TteTU)

159 250 million is a drop in the bucket to twitter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 04, 2020 01:50 PM (85Gof)

160 Does twitter have 250 million dollars?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at August 04, 2020 01:50 PM (2DOZq)

161 That sock should come off, tell you what.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (E+OcO)

162 20
Has anyone, anywhere in the world paid for Youtube's subscription pay version? LOL
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM

I do, and it's great. At first, I'd download videos to listen to while sitting for a few hours in a tree stand with no cell service, or while i drove to work to limit data usage.. There's no ads, and subscription YouTube will continue to play in the background if I open other apps or turn off my phone's screen (I think videos stopped playing when doing this previously). Plus, you can share 1 subscription with up to 5 or so family members.

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (DEtB+)

163 They're talking about the "mushroom cloud" all over Facebook.
Posted by: rickb223

yeah, only nukes cause mushroom clouds and fire can't melt steel
Posted by: Rick in SK

Any big explosion can make a mushroom cloud.

It was solid fuel chemical explosion from either Hezbollah making rockets or from stuff brought in from Iran. An Ammonium Perchlorate explosion.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....asymptomatic Moron at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (vcOmj)

164
"Paging Nurse Ratched!



Paging Nurse Ratched!



Please come to the electroshock therapy room immediately!



Paging Nurse Ratched!"





2020 not being creepy and fucked up enough, Netflix seems to have
created a new series that looks to be pretty damned scary, about our own
Nurse Ratched:



https://tinyurl.com/Ratched



I certainly hope there is a subplot involving squirrels and firearms.


No rapey otters? Then it's fiction.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (HaL55)

165 bonk bonk on the head


Kill the grups!


Herbert! Herbert!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (luzVb)

166 Patreon and now Twitter getting sued into oblivion. Next up Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Posted by: Resist_we_Much at August 04, 2020 01:43 PM (BkYvb)

Taste the Lawfare Nightstick!!!

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (Sq18x)

167 You all with the phones? You haven't adapted yet to the new phone protocols.

1. Never give out a phone number that you answer. Use one that goes straight to voicemail and with caller id. A good and cheap product would be MagicJack. They send you an email with the phone number of who called and they send you a mp3 of any message left. So you can see who's calling and listen to the message if you wish. Most robo calls hang up when they sense that it's recording. No interruptions by a phone ringing. The people who count have your other digits.

2. Have a cheap cell for text and non emergency messages from people you want to get their phone calls. Even then the robo's are getting thru. Which is why I have people text me that they're calling if the want a conversation. Otherwise they can text what they want.
3. A phone that you use to call out on. You don't give this number to anybody except extra special people and even then think about it first.

I've got it so I never hear a phone ringing or have to answer on if I do unless I want to. And everyone who deals with me at least doesn't feel snubbed or ignored. Except asshoe robo callers and other assorted nimrods who I don't want to hear anyway.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (M3E1E)

168 t was solid fuel chemical explosion from either Hezbollah making rockets or from stuff brought in from Iran. An Ammonium Perchlorate explosion.

Has anyone seen Clockmed recently?

Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (3tPHY)

169 Brie Larson has been checked into an emergency room. Doctors announce they're going to attempt the worlds first ass transplant. Ms Larson was injured on the set of Woke Women IV when her lack of ass caused her to slide out of a chair and strike her butt on the concrete. Doctors said that the repeated trauma from similar incidents had caused them to see the Ass Transplant as the only possible treatment. Ms Larson's publicist said the actress was worried that her reputation as a half ass actress could be in jeopardy.

Posted by: An Observation at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (ffPdH)

170 -
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Colorado mail in ballots have peek a boo feature that reveals party affiliation.



https://tinyurl.com/yy9989wc

Posted by: attilla with suspenders at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM -
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How else are we supposed to know which ones to throw away?

Posted by: US Postal Workers at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (pMGkg)

171 That was a single large detonation. Fireworks make thousands of small explosions, they do not all detonate simultaneously. Unless it was a fireworks manufacturer and its central powder supply blew.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (dNzKv)

172 It's fireworks, relax. Why would the islamists lie about this?

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (Sq18x)

173 They just received a shipment of baby formula from Iran, and Israel blew it up thinking it was contraband.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (dNzKv)

174 172 It's fireworks, relax. Why would the islamists lie about this?

There was fireworks alright

Posted by: It's me donna at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (Zmnko)

175 Definitely not atomic. You can see what looks like either ammo or fireworks materials going off prior to the second big baddaboom.

Helluva boom though. Reminds me of ammonium nitrate tank explosions.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (CD5Uk)

176 Q: Why would you have a fireworks factory in Beirut?

A: Until now, it was impossible to disturb the neighborhood.

Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (3tPHY)

177
Basketball Player.

Handed a high school and possible college diploma for being a basketball player.

And it SHOWS.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

There are few things as funny/eye-roll inducing as the phrase "student-athlete".

To which I always reply, "athlete-student".

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (ejsiI)

178 They wont even notice, make it 250B

Posted by: Jean Parisot at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (B7KlG)

179 Has anyone seen Clockmed recently?
Posted by: Wiley E. Coyote at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (3tPHY)


Yup. Tiny bit here and some over there, a portion feeding the fishes, you get the drift.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (kUmUV)

180 Shouldn't Twitter at least get you drunk first?

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (RuIsu)

181 Colorado mail in ballots have peek a boo feature that reveals party affiliation.

https://tinyurl.com/yy9989wc
Posted by: attilla with suspenders at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM
++++++++++++
Look, okay? There's going to be extra scrutiny on mail ballots this year because that asshole in the White House has been flapping his gums about nonsense. We have to be able to identify and purge offending ballots without violating the wrapper. The heat is on, and we need better and more foolproof methods.

Posted by: Vote Denver! at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (hYcqw)

182 They have nagged me for a phone number and I have ignored it for a while now. Security my eye.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (KZzsI)

183 >>>And Twitter will really have to have a membership drive and cake sale


Oooo, cake. I'll buy one...or twenty.

Posted by: Brian Stelter at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (2M/TV)

184 They're talking about the "mushroom cloud" all over Facebook.
Posted by: rickb223

yeah, only nukes cause mushroom clouds and fire can't melt steel
Posted by: Rick in SK

Any big explosion can make a mushroom cloud.

It was solid fuel chemical explosion from either Hezbollah making rockets or from stuff brought in from Iran. An Ammonium Perchlorate explosion.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....asymptomatic Moron at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (vcOmj)

Ahmed go boom boom !

That was one hell of an explosion.

Posted by: Joey Plugs Biden at August 04, 2020 01:55 PM (M+Lyo)

185 Anybody know if the Mossad Twitter account had anything to say about the Beirut explosion?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (Wm5SB)

186 Has anyone, anywhere in the world paid for Youtube's subscription pay version? LOL

*laughs in AdBlockPlus*

What makes me especially mad about subscription Youtube is that all of the "features" it gives you were available for free way back when third party Youtube clients were still allowed.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (ZGrMX)

187 I don't understand what the hearings are all about.
Have an EO that takes away their protection from being sued for censorship.

Make them have simple clear rules and then force them to keep to them or they get sued.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (M3E1E)

188 171 That was a single large detonation. Fireworks make thousands of small explosions, they do not all detonate simultaneously. Unless it was a fireworks manufacturer and its central powder supply blew.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (dNzKv)

as I said in the last thread, my guess is that the fire reached a container of Hydrazine. Liquid rocket fuel. You could make a pretty impressive firework with that stuff. You could even use it to make your fireworks go off over someone else's city, you know to entertain them or something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (Kpl3J)

189 These social media companies use tech in illicit ways because they can count on most government regulators not being tech savvy enough to understand what they are actually doing.

Posted by: lauraw at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (39RGh)

190 You are NOT their Customer.



You and your data are their Product.



They are selling everything they know and can discover about YOU.
Your preferences, buying habits, income, product preferences, etc.



Anything and Everything Google, etc., know about you is for sale. You are a product.


One of the prog Demoncrats mentioned something about giving We The Product a cut of some of those brazillions of megabux they're getting from our info (the same info that we have no legal right to because TOS contract that we have no input into).
President Boy would sign an EO that all those TOS would be strictly opt-in and the money split in half, at minimum.
In essence, they're doing bidness with and in your name (or info that's specific to you alone which you generate simply by living). Try that with their name and see what happens.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (HaL55)

191 Just saw some pictures from the church that was in the video of the Beirut explosion. Damaged, but not too badly. They were very lucky to be behind a lot of larger buildings and half a mile away.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (ejd/p)

192 Twitter is like the virus in any zombie movie. It moves through the population and turns everyone into ghouls.
Posted by: Hank Hill at August 04, 2020 01:49 PM (E+OcO)

Not everyone.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (Sq18x)

193 Isn't the Twitter the racket that promoted that now famous racketeering and indoctrination and international Democrat financier group into prominence by falsely claiming they were trending when they had like three hashtags?

Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (BRkq2)

194
Twitter is a troubled firm in a lot of ways, and that may or not eventually, finally, spell the end of @SimpleJack.

But the people bankrolling this shithole have been willing to lose money on it for years to keep it a going concern, and I don't see that changing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (Tm4zg)

195 Brie Larson has been checked into an emergency room. Doctors announce they're going to attempt the worlds first ass transplant. Ms Larson was injured on the set of Woke Women IV when her lack of ass caused her to slide out of a chair and strike her butt on the concrete. Doctors said that the repeated trauma from similar incidents had caused them to see the Ass Transplant as the only possible treatment. Ms Larson's publicist said the actress was worried that her reputation as a half ass actress could be in jeopardy.
Posted by: An Observation at August 04, 2020 01:52 PM (ffPdH)

She doesn't need a whole ass transplant, just a "donation" from Kim Kardashian. In fact , Kim has enough to go around.
And around...
and around....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (gtdYu)

196 Anybody know if the Mossad Twitter account had anything to say about the Beirut explosion?

It's not *really* the Mossad, it's the guy from IsreallyCool I think, but they've had plenty to say of course.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (ZGrMX)

197
Colorado mail in ballots have peek a boo feature that reveals party affiliation.


They're also different colors. So I guess they can weed them out coming and going.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (oVJmc)

198 "It's for your security" sounded so much better than "it's to target you with our psyops campaign disguised as advertising.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (VpIIl)

199 A least one of the Arabic news places is saying it was a rocket factory that went big badda boom. Which, unless you're really careful, can definitely happen. Especially if someone helps the process along.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (KZzsI)

200 Any big explosion can make a mushroom cloud. ...
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....asymptomatic Moron at August 04, 2020 01:51 PM (vcOmj)
+++++++++++
The Hayman Fire in CO about 15 years ago grew so quickly in forest so dry that it formed a mushroom cloud. A damn big one. Without an explosion at all in any traditional sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (hYcqw)

201 196 Anybody know if the Mossad Twitter account had anything to say about the Beirut explosion?

It's not *really* the Mossad, it's the guy from IsreallyCool I think, but they've had plenty to say of course.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (ZGrMX)


Bob from NSA. But Yiddish.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (s2VJv)

202 Brie Larson vs. Amber Heard in the Super Bowl of Obnoxious Bitches.

Posted by: George Will's Punchable Face at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (6MoD2)

203 They're also different colors. So I guess they can weed them out coming and going.

Like the Texas mailman busted for throwing away Republican campaign materials.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

204 RE: Beirut

I don't think the Mossad did it, because it would be very unlike them to risk so many near-certain civilian casualties.

I DO suspect that they caused the recent explosions in Iran.

Posted by: mnw at August 04, 2020 01:58 PM (Cssks)

205 as I said in the last thread, my guess is that the fire reached a container of hydrazine. Liquid rocket fuel. You could make a pretty impressive firework with that stuff. You could even use it to make your fireworks go off over someone else's city, you know to entertain them or something.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 01:56 PM (Kpl3J)


Hydrazine is used in rocket fuel in conjunction with an oxidant. (E.g., the dinitrogen tetroxide used in the SpaceX launches.) By itself, pffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at August 04, 2020 01:58 PM (mlxZk)

206 The Hayman Fire in CO about 15 years ago grew so quickly in forest so dry that it formed a mushroom cloud. A damn big one. Without an explosion at all in any traditional sense.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 01:57 PM (hYcqw)

Yup, could see it from my House in South Denver (Highlands Ranch).

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 04, 2020 01:58 PM (NgKpN)

207 Make them have simple clear rules and then force them to keep to them or they get sued.

"All companies doing business in the United States will abide by the US Constitution at all times."

Easy peasy. Just do it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (HaL55)

208 LOL.

"Paywall."

If your browser has an "X" button, there's your paywall for a lot of sites.

Just hit it in a timely fashion before the page loads completely and voila...

STEAL THIS BOOK

Posted by: George Will's Punchable Face at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (6MoD2)

209 I can't remember where I read it, but wasn't it disclosed that only about 20% of the targeted U.S. population has a Twitter account and of that 20% a very small number of users were responsible for about 80% of the posts?

Why the hell is such a small number of people given such undue influence in our media.

Gee, I'm also wondering why they get the overall U.S. population opinion wrong so often?

Very perplexing.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (VpIIl)

210 Yup, could see it from my House in South Denver (Highlands Ranch).
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 04, 2020 01:58 PM (NgKpN)
++++++++++
I was very grateful during that my family lived on the other side of the highway. That was a bad decade for fires.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (hYcqw)

211 Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 01:47 PM (VcFUs

There was a hell of a vacuum return wave. Look at the pictures of the cars piled up against the jersey barriers. They are piled up against the barriers on the explosion side of the road. They were sucked back towards the explosion site.

Posted by: rd at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (+0uDE)

212 Republicans who are going to mail in ballots should definitely make sure their party can' t be identified from outside the envelope AND should probably take to time to mail them from a known left-wing area. I could easily see mail workers dumping most ballots from known conservative areas.

Posted by: US Postal Workers at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (pMGkg)

213 just a word of caution to folks here that may have storage facilities around Lebanon... if a mostly Hezbollah knocks on your door and wants to store some mostly peaceful missiles at your place, just say no, no matter how much they offer, even if they call you a racist Hitler.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (Cus5s)

214 207 Make them have simple clear rules and then force them to keep to them or they get sued.

"All companies doing business in the United States will abide by the US Constitution at all times."

Easy peasy. Just do it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (HaL55)

========

They have to be arranged into legislative, executive, and judicial branches?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (LvTSG)

215 Helluva boom though. Reminds me of ammonium nitrate tank explosions.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM (CD5Uk)

Why would someone build a tank out of ammonium nitrate? It seems like that would just be asking for trouble.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (Kpl3J)

216 And Twitter will really have to have a membership drive and cake sale

Is a multi-layer cake a sandwich?

Posted by: Jonah at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (0CeRG)

217 >>>The Hayman Fire in CO about 15 years ago grew so quickly in forest so dry that it formed a mushroom cloud. A damn big one. Without an explosion at all in any traditional sense.


Wait, George W Bush nuked Colorado? What a scoop!

Posted by: NBA Reporter Chris Palmer at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (HmZuC)

218 By the way we've been joking about this for years here, but... for real... an outdoor showing of Kindergarden Cop was canceled because it was described as being "like Birth of a Nation" and evil.

Amazingly enough she wasn't complaining about the "boys have a penis" bit. No, it was just the evil presence of a police officer!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxbrjju6

And yes, it was a white woman who complained.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (KZzsI)

219 So you'd rather have Twitter ads that are NOT tailored to what you are interested in? Is this really the hill you white nationalists want to die on?

It's called capitalism, people!

And at a time when Donald Trump is actively trying to suppress the vote in the upcoming election by denying people the right to cast a ballot by tweeting!

Even the maskless mourners huddling together at the latest John Lewis memorial service being conducted in the caverns of my quarantine beard know that Ronald Reagan would have wanted the more-tailored ads.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (9Onjb)

220 Well boys and girls...Gonna ride off into the sunset. Just a silhouette. Brb

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (pB6Gt)

221 Explosion caused by "confiscated high explosive material," Lebanese official says

Posted by: Joey Plugs Biden at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (M+Lyo)

222 Problem is, they use the number to send you a TEXT, so a landline number won't work.

I've actually quit various sites/platforms over this issue. I will NOT give them my actual cell phone number, and not even m burner phone number if I deem the site/platform not worth the hassle.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:35 PM (HEEq1)


It's not that hard to get a burner phone. Buy the cheapest Tracfone at Wallyworld for cash, and a 3 month activation card, also for cash. That will run you about $75 total. You will also need a burner email address to set the phone up. Additional 3 month cards run around $20-30

After a year, you can request Tracfone unlock your phone, and then you can change out the SIM card for an added layer of anonymity.

Or so I've heard.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (Z4rgH)

223 Is a multi-layer cake a sandwich?
Posted by: Jonah at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM (0CeRG)


I don't know, but it's un-Christian not to give another man a reacharound. *tug tug*

Posted by: David French at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (ZGrMX)

224 218 And yes, it was a white woman who complained.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (KZzsI)

=========

Well, white women are the most oppressed people in the world.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

225 I can just about guarantee that whatever exploded in Beirut was housed in a building that said "School", "Hospital" or "Old Folk's Home".

Or, even "Baby Milk Factory" (in English, naturally).

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:02 PM (BM2fS)

226 Like that joke about Karen Carpenter and Cass Eliot and a cheeseburger, if Brie and Kim shared an ass, they would both look better.

Posted by: JAS at August 04, 2020 02:02 PM (dT9VH)

227 The tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of patriots....

And occasionally fertilized by field artillery.
.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 04, 2020 02:03 PM (EguR5)

228 Big boom, yes. Nuke, no. A nuke would've left a desert.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:03 PM (XxJt1)

229 It would be "naive to describe such an explosion as due to fireworks," Ibrahim told Lebanese TV.

Posted by: Joey Plugs Biden at August 04, 2020 02:03 PM (M+Lyo)

230

Man, detonated an A-bomb in the Depends...

HUMA!!!!!

Posted by: Hitlery at August 04, 2020 02:04 PM (d6DSt)

231 Netflix seems to have created a new series that looks to be pretty damned scary

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I'm really enjoying HBO's Perry Mason. (YMMV). Perry's client is a young mostly innocent (she did engage in some extracurricular whoopie making) mother accused of conspiring to murder her infant son. She is a member of Sister Alice's radio church. (The character is clearly based on Aimee Semple MacPherson.) Sister Alice is basically a good, sincere person. Perhaps a tad crazy. In the midst of an epileptic seizure (and in front of a live and radio audience), she believes God told her that she must resurrect the child murder victim on Easter. Mother/defendant places all of her faith in Sister Alice raising her son/murder victim such that there is no murder and she gets her baby back. Easter comes in the midst of trial so they all go out to the cemetery . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 02:04 PM (+y/Ru)

232 There was a hell of a vacuum return wave. Look at
the pictures of the cars piled up against the jersey barriers. They are
piled up against the barriers on the explosion side of the road. They
were sucked back towards the explosion site.

Posted by: rd at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (+0uDE)

Judging by the vapor wave, yeah.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 04, 2020 02:04 PM (88+cf)

233 So what blows up with red smoke?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (1ISKN)

234 > Noted nuclear weapons expert, basketball player Chris Palmer, is quite certain that Beirut was hit by an atomic explosion today.


Either that, or a fully-semi-automatic AK-15 with a chainsaw bayonet, built into a full-sized pickup truck.

One of those.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (unn44)

235 They have to be arranged into legislative, executive, and judicial branches?

I should've been more specific to include something "all rights and freedoms afforded in said Constitution will be applied to all US Citizens" or some such, which was what I intended to mean.

The point being no more censorship, kancel kulture or ChiCom-style Citizen Point System.

I'd also put a big MUTE button on everybody's feeds so if there was something that you found offensive, you could silence the feed on your own.

And I still want a pony.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (HaL55)

236 There was a hell of a vacuum return wave. Look at
the pictures of the cars piled up against the jersey barriers. They are
piled up against the barriers on the explosion side of the road. They
were sucked back towards the explosion site.
Posted by: rd
I missed that.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (VcFUs)

237 It would be "naive to describe such an explosion as due to fireworks," Ibrahim told Lebanese TV.

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

I'm no expert, but if asked to describe that bomb blast, I would say it was somewhere between fire works and a nuke.

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (sX1BW)

238 "There was a hell of a vacuum return wave. Look at
the pictures of the cars piled up against the jersey barriers. -- They
were sucked back towards the explosion site." Posted by: rd

amazing ... and they were like a mile away. One source said windows were blown out 10k away (6.2 miles). So I wonder if the windows were "sucked out", or blown in. there will surely be better video emerging, but the return wave is evident in the ones out already ... and it is clear how fast the return wave happened. Need experts to tell me what that indicates ... besides really big bada boom.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (Cus5s)

239
Big boom, yes. Nuke, no. A nuke would've left a desert.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:03 PM


someone should go on to twitter and suggest it was a neutron bomb...that'll keep them going until Thursday, at least

Posted by: AltonJackson
If you can protest in person
You can vote in person
& bring your ID
at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (DUIap)

240 I can remember my phone number when I was in 6th grade
and even my girl friend's from the 70s but have to think about it to remember the one I have now.

And forget about my latest cell phone. I barely remember the area code.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 02:06 PM (M3E1E)

241 So I wonder if the windows were "sucked out", or blown in.

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Suck, Suck, Suck ... Blow, Blow, Blow

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 02:06 PM (sX1BW)

242 Perry Mason

Raymond Burr was sodomized so much he wore Depends under his suits. Why his bum always looks so puffy.

Bastard used so many they jacked up the price.

Posted by: Hitlery at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (d6DSt)

243 This is one piece. Lin Wood is gonna get his piece.


Then DOJ gets their shot.


The legal fees alone will be excruciating.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (luzVb)

244 Why would someone build a tank out of ammonium nitrate? It seems like that would just be asking for trouble.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 02:00 PM


Tank drivers aren't always on track, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (DMUuz)

245 Suck, Suck, Suck ... Blow, Blow, Blow
Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 02:06 PM


It's Mega Maid!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (ejd/p)

246 >Aw, Chris Palmer deleted his tweet.

Are you sure, did you see a mushroom cloud?
Posted by: Piss Calmer at August 04, 2020 01:41 PM (HmZuC)
===
The ease of book burning nowadays is impressive
Posted by: Gilded Age II at August 04, 2020 01:44 PM (BRkq2)
*******
Palmer makes a homeless person look sane

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (1Dmt5)

247 So what blows up with red smoke?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe



Lebanon.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (Isn+8)

248 wasn't that huge explosion in China a few years back supposed to be fireworks also? ... it was not quite this big though, iirc.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (Cus5s)

249
Well, white women are the most oppressed people in the world.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

Yeah, what did John Lennon say about women again?

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (Kpl3J)

250 25 The US would survive without Twitter.

A lot of people whose lives have no meaning, would not
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 04, 2020 01:30 PM (aO8Gd


There is a good argument for dissolving Twit er.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 04, 2020 02:07 PM (o2MD2)

251 BREAKING - The Beirut explosion caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and were placed in one of the warehouses located in the port - Sources to LBCI

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (dNzKv)

252 Well, white women are the most oppressed people in the world.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

Just ask 'em, they'll tell ya.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (NWiLs)

253 222 Tracfone also has a year of service deal for $50. I seldom use my phone, and it had about 3400 minutes and a lot of data carrying over. I bought the cheapest refill available and added the one year of service. For $65 bucks, for me , it's like unlimited service until next July.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (C1Lsn)

254 Well, white women are the most oppressed people in the world.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

NO, they need to speak on behalf of the oppressed

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (oAY8z)

255 So what blows up with red smoke?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (1ISKN)
********
Brick maker?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (1Dmt5)

256 ACE and others.Have you seen the video of the Explosion in Beirut. It's something else (twitter has it) Dropped building galore.

Posted by: Dustoff at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (jcNu5)

257 I'm really enjoying HBO's Perry Mason. (YMMV).

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler




I may check it out. Saw the adverts for it and was a little put off by the implication that Mason got his ticket to practice law by cheating. But, perhaps I misunderstood.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (BM2fS)

258 wasn't that huge explosion in China a few years back supposed to be fireworks also? ... it was not quite this big though, iirc.
Posted by: illiniwek


Since that's where most fireworks come from, you can almost believe them.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (Isn+8)

259 amazing ... and they were like a mile away. One source said windows were
blown out 10k away (6.2 miles). So I wonder if the windows were "sucked
out", or blown in. there will surely be better video emerging, but the
return wave is evident in the ones out already ... and it is clear how
fast the return wave happened. Need experts to tell me what that
indicates ... besides really big bada boom.
I went back and looked at one of the apartment deck perspective videos. There was debris on the floor, but no evidence of the glass he was videoing through just a few seconds prior. Maybe the glass got sucked back out before it could cut the VO to shreds? I've seen hi-speed film of that effect, so, maybe?

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (VcFUs)

260 The shockwave was felt in Cyprus- 150 miles away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (dNzKv)

261 BREAKING - The Beirut explosion caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and were placed in one of the warehouses located in the port - Sources to LBCI
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (dNzKv)


I wonder if that stuff is easy to detonate ?

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (M+Lyo)

262 So what blows up with red smoke?

NO2 nitrous oxide. Nitric acid. Potassium et al Nitrate. Large bunches of iron oxide. Hobos fed on a tomato diet.

Posted by: Hitlery at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (d6DSt)

263 Either that, or a fully-semi-automatic AK-15 with a chainsaw bayonet, built into a full-sized pickup truck.

Its the megatruck bayonet that's the worst part.

If you like the TV show, i strongly recommend reading the old Perry Mason books.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (KZzsI)

264 BREAKING - The Beirut explosion caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and were placed in one of the warehouses located in the port - Sources to LBCI
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Seems pretty clear to me the explosion came from one of the ships.

Posted by: eleven at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (QLf0x)

265 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (M+Lyo)

266 So what blows up with red smoke?


New Pope?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (luzVb)

267 So what blows up with red smoke?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (1ISKN)

********

Brick maker?


Strawberry processing facility?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (HaL55)

268 Wind blows. Fire burns. Twits twitter.

Posted by: Leeloo at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (Vy7tf)

269 So what blows up with red smoke?


New Pope?
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (luzVb)

Red Pope

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (gtdYu)

270 Peanuts.

Needs several more 0s.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (LMs+g)

271 Just ask 'em, they'll tell ya.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (NWiLs)


The "on" button is easy. The person that invents the "off" button will be set for life.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (kUmUV)

272 STEAL THIS BOOK
Posted by: George Will's Punchable Face at August 04, 2020 01:59 PM (6MoD2)


That didn't work for Jerry Rubin either. And he was certainly more hip than you.


Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (M3E1E)

273 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (M+Lyo)

making meth

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (oAY8z)

274 -
--

So what blows up with red smoke?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM

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

OK and TX wind storms.

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (pMGkg)

275 The Hayman Fire in CO about 15 years ago grew so quickly in forest so dry that it formed a mushroom cloud. A damn big one. Without an explosion at all in any traditional sense.

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We've had a fairy large wild fire burning north of town. (I think I heard 800 acres.) There are few if any structures out there. You could clearly see the smoke plume. Worse, you could smell it. Seems better today, though.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (+y/Ru)

276 Seattle homeowners pull guns on "peaceful protestors" who enter their neighborhood.

"We are here to peacefully assemble!"

"Peacefully assemble in someone else's fuckin' neighborhood."

"You pointed a gun at my face."

"That's why you're peaceful."

https://tinyurl.com/good-commie

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (unn44)

277 lol. 19th Precinct in NYC, which is where a lot of the ultra rich live, is experiencing a 286% uptick in crime, many at gunpoint.

These are all the rich liberal Democrats who ruined NYC and NY with their huge political donations and push to vote like its a team sport.

Reap what you sow, idiots.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (VpIIl)

278 Haven't scoured every existing bit of imagery, but the fire was in a warehouse, not a ship.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (OTzUX)

279 Beirut explosion is in area known to be used by Hezbollah for its long-range precision-guided missile project, which Israel publicly calls a red line. I have no specific knowledge, but would be surprised if explosives that detonated were not associated w/ that project. 1/

- Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) August 4, 2020

---one of Iran's many enemies may have targeted Hezbollah's weapons depot in the belief that Biden will soon be president and the U.S. will shift back towards appeasing Iran. If that's so, efforts to disarm Iran now may get aggressive.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (dNzKv)

280
I've had twitter shorted for two weeks. Hope something finally sticks to it.

Posted by: MarkY at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (i022r)

281 251 BREAKING - The Beirut explosion caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and were placed in one of the warehouses located in the port - Sources to LBCI
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:08 PM (dNzKv


i don't buy that. Ammonium Nitrate requires a powerful initiating explosion to detonate. A reaction to other more energetic explosives I would buy.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (o2MD2)

282 Kinda looked scheduled.

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (RuIsu)

283 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM


chemjeff doesn't live here anymore.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (DMUuz)

284
I wonder if that stuff is easy to detonate ?
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (M+Lyo)


Judging by the number of smaller explosions that went off in the facility before the big one, I'm betting there was a lot of heat and external conditions that made it happen.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

285 Sodium nitrate isn't even flammable. They probably mean ammonium nitrate.

I doubt it was ammonium nitrate.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:11 PM (1ISKN)

286 "The Conservative Case Against Fourth of July Fireworks: New Evidence Emerges"

Posted by: A Bulwark National Review Joint at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (BRkq2)

287 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off.

And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in the world awaiting orders.

Don't laugh. It's 2020.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (BM2fS)

288 someone should go on to twitter and suggest it was a neutron bomb...that'll keep them going until Thursday, at least



Posted by: AltonJackson
If you can protest in person
You can vote in person
bring your ID
at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM (DUIap)

I like the way you think. Lead 'em on.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (XxJt1)

289 One video was taken from nor more than 150 yds away, maybe closer, from a height.

Cannot imagine how that person survived to send it out - or even how the phone or structure survived. Bit of a head-scratcher.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (OTzUX)

290 > Red Pope

Like that one religion in Game of Thrones?

Yeah, that would be pretty 2020, all right.

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned, the drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the Gods such vicious cunts? Where is the God of tits and wine?"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)

291 Sodium nitrate isn't even flammable. They probably mean ammonium nitrate.



I doubt it was ammonium nitrate.
-----------

I'm going to withhold judgement until I hear from explosives expert Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (sX1BW)

292 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off.

And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in the world awaiting orders.

Don't laugh. It's 2020.
Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (BM2fS)

Talk about a shelter-in-place lock down order....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (gtdYu)

293 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?

Still striking out at Applebee's, one assumes.

Posted by: spindrift at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (IyiHT)

294 So what blows up with red smoke?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:05 PM


Let's ask Bill Nye

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (dNzKv)

295 hopefully the fentanyl stash was spared from the blast

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (oAY8z)

296 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off.



And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces
that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in
the world awaiting orders.



Don't laugh. It's 2020.
----------

Has anyone heard from John Bolton in a few weeks?

Posted by: SH at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (sX1BW)

297 Ammonium nitrate can't blow up steel!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (dNzKv)

298 Won't somebody think of the goats?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (C1Lsn)

299 Show and tell volcano gone rong.

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (RuIsu)

300 And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in the world awaiting orders.

We're on Ready 30 and immediately available to Ready 5...

Posted by: Breach Bang Clear at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (d6DSt)

301 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway

That would be ChemJeff.

He blew himself up and off the blog years ago.

Had a bad reaction to something he said.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (M3E1E)

302 Speaking of phone numbers, there's a woman in our town who has been giving out my mom's number as her own - to everyone - stores included. Due to a slip up by the Dems texting my mom (she apparently is a donor), we now know this woman's address and her employer. I convinced my mom to not send her a letter, since it's just not worth the hassle to try to get a Dem to stop doing things like this.

Posted by: soulpile at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (rwZk1)

303 the implication that Mason got his ticket to practice law by cheating. But, perhaps I misunderstood.

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There was some sharp practice involved. Also, Hamilton Burger and Della Street are both homos.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (+y/Ru)

304 Let's ask Bill Nye

FTFY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (HaL55)

305 > Sodium nitrate isn't even flammable.

It is, however, a strong oxidizer which can be used in explosives, fireworks, and gunpowder as an alternative to the more common potassium nitrate.

Pretty much anything with a nitrate group has some bang potential if used properly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (unn44)

306 Amazon must miss me. This morning my phone and computer are being bombarded with special offers from Amazon. I should write to them and tell them I've gotten a divorce and am hanging with eBay now.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (XxJt1)

307 Explosion in Lebanon looks like a few fertilizer/aluminum HME-IED's I've seen.

Weird, huh?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (J6dnG)

308 But of course the blast was not nukyler. Obviously so.

The smallest yield nuke still has the same bright, sunshiney start.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (OTzUX)

309 One of the few things government does... well, not necessarily well, but one of its roles is protecting citizens from monopolies.

Big tech, where it has monopolies, needs to be reined in. Period.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (hku12)

310 306 Amazon must miss me. This morning my phone and computer are being bombarded with special offers from Amazon. I should write to them and tell them I've gotten a divorce and am hanging with eBay now.
Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (XxJt1)

=======

Ah, eBay, that which funds Pierre Omidyar, the man who funds Bill Kristol.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:16 PM (LvTSG)

311 Somebody's been playing way too much Civ IV.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (luzVb)

312 Seattle homeowners pull guns on "peaceful protestors" who enter their neighborhood.

"We are here to peacefully assemble!"

"Peacefully assemble in someone else's fuckin' neighborhood."

"You pointed a gun at my face."

"That's why you're peaceful."

https://tinyurl.com/good-commie

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (unn44)

Man, these Antifa "Protestors" are truly a whiny, entitled lot.



Posted by: LASue at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (Ed8Zd)

313 Apparent, I missed some big bada boom.

Can somebody point me to a link with video? I like blowey-uppey stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (HaL55)

314 Let's ask Bill Nye

"Here, I'll show you with this coffee filter and a match. As you can see, Trump is causing global warming which will kill us all in 2018 if he isn't stopped!"
--Speed Walker

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (KZzsI)

315 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway

That would be ChemJeff.

He blew himself up and off the blog years ago.

Had a bad reaction to something he said.
Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 02:14 PM (M3E1E)


Exacerbated by too many appletinis from Applebees.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (hku12)

316 Without Twitter, how will we keep up with Alyssa Milano's latest views?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (DMUuz)

317 "The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned, the drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the Gods such vicious cunts? Where is the God of tits and wine?"
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)
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"In the Summer Isles, they worship a goddess with sixteen teats."

"We must sail there immediately."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at August 04, 2020 02:18 PM (UAMe5)

318 Claim is now that it was a "fireworks factory".

No doubt right next door to an aspirin factory and a "baby milk" factory.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:18 PM (unn44)

319 was

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 02:19 PM (RuIsu)

320 All those little sparkly bits that start to flash just before the Big Bang show that there were a lot of little toys inside whatever it was that blew up, not just one big pile of something explosive.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 04, 2020 02:19 PM (Kpl3J)

321 269 So what blows up with red smoke?

Red Man tobacco?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at August 04, 2020 02:19 PM (Vy7tf)

322 Here is a video of the moment of the explosion:

https://tinyurl.com/Hillarys-Diaper



Don't be afraid of that URL. It's a joke.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (BM2fS)

323 Pretty much anything with a nitrate group has some bang potential if used properly.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM


Strange, the military uses potassium nitrate in chow to reduce bang potential.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (DMUuz)

324 Let's ask Bill Nye

"Here, I'll show you with this coffee filter and a match. As you can see, Trump is causing global warming which will kill us all in 2018 if he isn't stopped!"
--Speed Walker
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:17 PM (KZzsI)

Are we still allowed to speak?

Posted by: High Fiving White Guys at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (Ed8Zd)

325 Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (XxJt1)

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Ah, eBay, that which funds Pierre Omidyar, the man who funds Bill Kristol.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:16 PM (LvTSG)


I've been buying stuff online, away from Amazone where possible. And when I do, it's necessary to decide: Give them my CC number or use Paypal.

No doubt Paypal is a tool of the globalists/commies as well.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (hku12)

326 269 So what blows up with red smoke?


New Pope?
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:09 PM (luzVb)

Red Pope
Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:10 PM (gtdYu)

Two Pope

Dead Pope

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (Wm5SB)

327 No doubt right next door to an aspirin factory and a "baby milk" factory.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:18 PM (unn44)
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And the Acme TNT factory.

Beep beep.

Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (/669Q)

328 > Red Man tobacco?

If only the Blue Man Group would put out a branded tobacco, all we'd need would be a White Man tobacco and we could be super-patriotic while smoking or chewing.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (unn44)

329 Hop on Pope

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (FtO5h)

330 325 I've been buying stuff online, away from Amazone where possible. And when I do, it's necessary to decide: Give them my CC number or use Paypal.

No doubt Paypal is a tool of the globalists/commies as well.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (hku12)

=========

Mom and Pop Grocery is owned by Soros.

Everyone's bought!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (LvTSG)

331 Rods from Gods ?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (1Dmt5)

332 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off.



And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces
that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in
the world awaiting orders.



Don't laugh. It's 2020.

Posted by: Sharkman


If I'd seen evidence of EMP, I would already need a new pair of pants.

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 02:22 PM (VcFUs)

333 Pretty much anything with a nitrate group has some bang potential if used properly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:15 PM (unn44

(attaches fuse to beef stick)

Awww. This is lame.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at August 04, 2020 02:22 PM (Vy7tf)

334 Blast was a workplace accident involving munitions storage or manufacturing. Odd considering where it happened.

Posted by: USNtakim at August 04, 2020 02:22 PM (0OmEj)

335 There was some sharp practice involved. Also, Hamilton Burger and Della Street are both homos.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler



Damnit, why in the Name of All That is Holy in This Life and the Next would ANYONE make Della Street a homo?

"They" ruin everything.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:23 PM (BM2fS)

336 We had explosions in Iraq where assholes were making IED's. They would sometimes tell us they were peaceful farmers. As we were picking up the remnants of 160mm HE mortar fragments.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at August 04, 2020 02:23 PM (J6dnG)

337
Ah, eBay, that which funds Pierre Omidyar, the man who funds Bill Kristol.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:16 PM (LvTSG)

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I imagine these Leftist billionaires draw straws for their Adopt-A-Cuck program.

And Kristol was the short straw.

"Aw, dang! I have to pay for Kristol?! Oh well, maybe if I jam enough brandy and ribeye down his gullet I'll get some foie gras out of the bargain "

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 02:23 PM (Tm4zg)

338 > Hop on Pope

Didn't someone make "Pope on a rope" soap at one point?

I know there's a Black Sabbath song that uses that line ("After Forever" which, despite the band's name and reputation, is actually a fairly orthodox Christian song).



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:23 PM (unn44)

339 Why are we surprised a year labeled twice with 20 when the century labeled as such has been such a f**king prize before it even started.

Remember the panic over Y2K?

Then the next year the TWIN Towers?

Then the housing bubble blew out.

And the first anti-american, communist was elected as President. TWICE!!!
I'm seeing a pattern here with 2's.

Then with surprise and glee on our faces an actual business man gets elected and starts turning the country around so of course he immediately gets attacked and lied about for 4 years. (that's 2 X 2 in case you aren't keeping track)

And now the double digit diggerydoo of a year blows up in our faces with heretofore not seen nonsense and f**kwittery along with panic and hysteria over a virus which as everyone knows, cannot be filtered except very expensively. Mostly cannot be treated preventively because they mutate so quickly and the ONLY way to fight them is to be exposed and let the body learn to deal with it.

But NO we'll do every thing we can to keep exposure low so that as people ARE exposed they will come down with what will be there first exposure and thus having NO defenses ready for it.

Just f**king genius I tells yah.

I figure that just about the time we get everything resolved and back on an even keel more or less, THEN is when the SMOD will strike.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 04, 2020 02:24 PM (M3E1E)

340 Yud, how is Vanessa doing these days?

Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:24 PM (/669Q)

341 Here is a video of the moment of the explosion:



https://tinyurl.com/Hillarys-Diaper







Don't be afraid of that URL. It's a joke.


Day-um. That was some big bada boom. And yeah, something else was a-burnin' prior to the big blast.

Wow. I'm impressed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:24 PM (HaL55)

342 email fro Liz Warren, still trying to stay relevant:

You know what I've seen every time I've gone to Iowa, [you]?



I've seen people who are sick and tired of Washington corruption. Sick
and tired of politicians who go to D.C. and rig the rules to benefit the
wealthy and well-connected. Sick and tired of a government that only
works for a thin slice at the top.
[So she's heard of Hunter Biden, yes?]

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (4a9Vv)

343 I know there's a Black Sabbath song that uses that line ("After Forever" which, despite the band's name and reputation, is actually a fairly orthodox Christian song).

Yeah, that song was as anti-Satanic as it gets. Threw some of their fans for a loop as I understand it. (Heaven & Hell/Mob Rules era was more my entrance point.)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (FtO5h)

344 Pope
Pope
Pope
Pope of Rome
Pope
Pope
Pope of Rome

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (UAMe5)

345
ZeroHedge has a bunch of videos of the Beirut boom shot from various places.

There was a fire at something near a port, and you can see little explosions, looking like fireworks going off all the time at the base.

Then a big boom, with a visible "Wilson cloud" (water condensation due to the trailing edge of the shock wave) and then a mushroom cloud.

Note, any large enough explosion produces a mushroom cloud.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (rCwaK)

346 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off.

And in a few hours some previously unknown terrorist group announces that it has 49 more of these and their agents are in various cities in the world awaiting orders.

Don't laugh. It's 2020.
Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:12 PM (BM2fS)

Talk about a shelter-in-place lock down order....

Posted by: JoeF.



Egg-Zactly.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (BM2fS)

347 EMP would have fried the chinese nokoff phones. What I read years ago about EMP. Who knows...

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (RuIsu)

348 -
--
Didn't someone make "Pope on a rope" soap at one point?



I know there's a Black Sabbath song that uses that line ("After
Forever" which, despite the band's name and reputation, is actually a
fairly orthodox Christian song).



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

Father Guido Sarducci had that as a bit.

Posted by: irright at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (pMGkg)

349 > Odd considering where it happened.

For sure. Beirut is right up there with Amish farm country and Jain monasteries when it comes to being a peaceful and non-violent vacation destination.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (unn44)

350 Some of you guys have homework. The assignment is to see what kinds of homemade explosives you can make that produce the red tinged smoke. Extra credit is given if you come back with all your appendages.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (VpIIl)

351 Twitter's profit margin for the most recent quarter was -201.6%.

lolololol

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Z4rgH)

352 Are we still allowed to speak?
Posted by: High Fiving White Guys


"LAME! LAME! LAME! LAME!"
-Soundgarden

Damnit, why in the Name of All That is Holy in This Life and the Next would ANYONE make Della Street a homo?


Well in addition to the "there must be at least 30% homosexual content in every show" rule, these scumbags cannot imagine a non-sexual reationship between two people who like each other, so she must be queer, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (KZzsI)

353
Yud, how is Vanessa doing these days?
Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:24 PM (/669Q)

*fingers crossed*

Really good. Very happy, and loving being a baby. I hope that remains the case, this time. She has a skull surgery in around 3-5 weeks, but recovery time should be quick, because babies.

Thanks for asking!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Tm4zg)

354 Abby Hoffman wrote "Steal This Book," not Jerry Rubin.

Posted by: mnw at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Cssks)

355 "The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned, the drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the Gods such vicious cunts? Where is the God of tits and wine?"
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)

Fair question.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (NWiLs)

356 "there must be at least 30% homosexual content in every show"



sperm?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (luzVb)

357 What's with that red smoke just after the main explosion? Looks like a shit ton of red clay got vaporized.

Posted by: Bosk at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (SWbVS)

358 351 Twitter's profit margin for the most recent quarter was -201.6%.

lolololol
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Z4rgH)

==========

Theory:

The shutdown was a ploy by Twitter to increase its revenue by shutting people into their homes with little else to do. The problem is that they are stupid and horrible and everything backfired.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

359 Come on- $250M those are rookie numbers. Let's see them go for a cool $1B.

Posted by: Justasheep at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (L9Eia)

360 > Yeah, that song was as anti-Satanic as it gets. Threw some of their fans for a loop as I understand it.

They were actually pissed off that their record company played up the Satanic aspect. They were all Christian believers (if somewhat remiss with respect to the matter of sin, as indeed we all are). They just liked horror movies and such.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (unn44)

361 Some of you guys have homework. The assignment is to see what kinds of homemade explosives you can make that produce the red tinged smoke. Extra credit is given if you come back with all your appendages.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (VpIIl)
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I'm waiting for my tutors to get here. Jay, Salty, Hadrian, where are you?

Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:27 PM (/669Q)

362 177
There are few things as funny/eye-roll inducing as the phrase "student-athlete".

To which I always reply, "athlete-student".
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 04, 2020 01:54 PM

When I hear "student athlete", I always think of Eric Cartman

https://youtu.be/7ZB0qsJuRDo

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (DEtB+)

363 I know there's a Black Sabbath song that uses that line ("After Forever" which, despite the band's name and reputation, is actually a fairly orthodox Christian song).

That was a great song, I forgot about that one. I remember reading around that time (late 80s) that Ozzy claimed to be a Christian. Hard to know what to believe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (KZzsI)

364

The secondary was some sort of nitrated HE. Possibly AnFo with RDX or some other (there are a bunch more) methylnitrate product, or a methylynitrate/carb/poly/aluminum product.

Posted by: Breach Bang Clear at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (d6DSt)

365 Where is the God of tits and wine?"
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)

Bacchus or Endymion

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (xfb67)

366 Get woke - go broke (quickly please, we'd like to have a fire sale for all the broke media, sports teams and corporations so people who aren't communist morons can buy them up).

Posted by: Justasheep at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (L9Eia)

367 Here is a video of the moment of the explosion:

https://tinyurl.com/Hillarys-Diaper

Don't be afraid of that URL. It's a joke.
Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (BM2fS)
++++++++++++
That's a mighty big boom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (hYcqw)

368 How many blocks of Beirut did this level? The shockwave looked pretty gnarly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (hYcqw)

369 Really good. Very happy, and loving being a baby. I hope that remains the case, this time. She has a skull surgery in around 3-5 weeks, but recovery time should be quick, because babies.

Thanks for asking!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Tm4zg)
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That's good news - hooray! Please kiss her sweet little head for me.

Will that be it for the surgeries, at least for a while? I know the little sweetie has had quite a few already.

Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (/669Q)

370 Sodium nitrate isn't even flammable.

It is, however, a strong oxidizer which can be used in explosives, fireworks, and gunpowder as an alternative to the more common potassium nitrate.

Pretty much anything with a nitrate group has some bang potential if used properly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

--

Texas city explosion of (no idea what year)... add water (firefighting), close hatches, boom... really, really, really, big boom.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (gtatv)

371 ZeroHedge has a bunch of videos of the Beirut boom shot from various places.

There was a fire at something near a port, and you can see little explosions, looking like fireworks going off all the time at the base.

Then a big boom, with a visible "Wilson cloud" (water condensation due to the trailing edge of the shock wave) and then a mushroom cloud.

Note, any large enough explosion produces a mushroom cloud.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 04, 2020 02:25 PM (rCwaK)

We can only guess at who the comments are blaming for the boom

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (gtdYu)

372 Nope. Mixed it up.

Bacchus or Dionysus.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (xfb67)

373 I have information that could lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Beirut Fireworks and Munitions Co at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (Sq18x)

374 250 million, not enough

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (t4of4)

375 I've been buying stuff online, away from Amazone where possible. And when I do, it's necessary to decide: Give them my CC number or use Paypal.

No doubt Paypal is a tool of the globalists/commies as well.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:20 PM (hku12)

=========

Mom and Pop Grocery is owned by Soros.

Everyone's bought!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:21 PM (LvTSG)


Old Joe Jackson song called "Cancer," the chorus being "Everything gives you cancer."

Should be updated to "Everything funds the commies."

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (hku12)

376 So, you mean, soon I'll have to pay twitter for the privilege of misusing my information? Suh-weet!

Posted by: lorien1973 at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (SpKeo)

377 280

I've had twitter shorted for two weeks.

like, by putting a penny in the fuse socket?

Posted by: Anachronda at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (sGtp+)

378 Where is the God of tits and wine?"

Dionysus

Posted by: It's me donna at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (Zmnko)

379 All this Beirut Boom on the Twitter Sucks thread.


What will we discuss on the Beirut Boom thread?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (luzVb)

380 How on earth is Nike losing money? They make shoes with slaves in China and sell them for a 1000% markup.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

381 > The assignment is to see what kinds of homemade explosives you can make that produce the red tinged smoke.

Nitrogen tetroxide is reddish-orange, and is nasty, nasty stuff.

Commonly used in hypergolic rocket propellants.

Not that anyone in peace-loving Beiruit would be building missiles, of course.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (unn44)

382 380 How on earth is Nike losing money? They make shoes with slaves in China and sell them for a 1000% markup.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

=========

Apparently, they sell A LOT out of their physical locations, and those have been shut down for months.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (LvTSG)

383 "77 I keep a burner with a handful of minutes for exactly that verification message and then let the minutes run out so they can't mess with it.
Posted by: BifBewalski

I actually keep a "burner phone" with non-expiring minutes on it (and no monthly plan) for just this purpose
Posted by: zombie

High-fives.

Posted by: zombie at August 04, 2020 01:37 PM (HEEq1) "


*high-fives*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (OWgiM)

384 350 Some of you guys have homework. The assignment is to see what kinds of homemade explosives you can make that produce the red tinged smoke. Extra credit is given if you come back with all your appendages.

Answered above.

Now, if you want real homework, learn to make a hypergolic cocktail. In an intellectual thought experiment only of course. Numerous applications.

Posted by: Breach Bang Clear at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (d6DSt)

385 I know there's a Black Sabbath song that uses that line ("After Forever"
which, despite the band's name and reputation, is actually a fairly
orthodox Christian song).



Yeah, that song was as anti-Satanic as it gets. Threw some of their
fans for a loop as I understand it. (Heaven Hell/Mob Rules era was
more my entrance point.)


Their first album was my entry point. They were sorta, kinda warning about getting into stanism. Didn't take long for real stan groups to start making death threats against them.

Iommi's dad who worked in a metal shop made them all crosses to wear after that. Several of their songs are warnings not to screw around with supernatural things you don't understand. Good advice, imo.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (HaL55)

386 Damn, that's too bad. Nice social media platform you got here.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's On The Road Again &&&& at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (DOn/E)

387 Well in addition to the "there must be at least 30% homosexual content in every show" rule, these scumbags cannot imagine a non-sexual relationship between two people who like each other, so she must be queer, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Truth.

But you know that Della will eventually start to transition to a dude and then Mason will start fucking he/she/it because of course he will.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (BM2fS)

388 "How many blocks of Beirut did this level? The shockwave looked pretty gnarly.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (hYcqw)"

There was one video where the woman said she was 10 klicks out and her windows were shattered. That's a pretty significant blast wave.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (VpIIl)

389 Note, any large enough explosion produces a mushroom cloud.

Yeah, its just the initial smoke cloud being lifted on heat, not unique to nukes. Its just a nuclear one is really huge

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

390 Abby Hoffman wrote "Steal This Book," not Jerry Rubin.
Posted by: mnw at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Cssks)


Abby Hoffman wrote an advice column.

Abbie Hoffman wrote Steal This Book.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (2JVJo)

391
Will that be it for the surgeries, at least for a while? I know the little sweetie has had quite a few already.
Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (/669Q)

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With any luck. Most of those were revisions of failed shunts. This one *again, fingers crossed* appears to be working pretty damn well so far. The skull surgery is to reshape her hammer-head so it grows normally. Sounds horrible, but I gather that it's routine and fairly low-risk.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (Tm4zg)

392 That was a great song, I forgot about that one. I remember reading around that time (late 80s) that Ozzy claimed to be a Christian. Hard to know what to believe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:28 PM (KZzsI)

Ozzy is Church of England and claimed he prayed before each show
Geezer Butler , who wrote most of the band's lyrics was raised Catholic

I think Sabbath and other metal bands played around with the Satanic imagery. I doubt any of them were actual Devil worshippers

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:32 PM (gtdYu)

393 I was always surprised that anyone fell for the "give us your phone number for security" ploy. It was obvious they wanted to be able to track you for nefarious purposes. I'd ask my kids, "how would that make you more secure instead of less? It's obvious they're up to something."
another example of millennials believing whatever their smart phone tells them

Posted by: artemis at August 04, 2020 02:32 PM (AwPyG)

394 Imagine if this explosion is the first 1/10 kiloton suitcase nuke going off

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Thankfully not. A nuclear explosion has a very bright pulse of light, gamma and neutrons. Hotter than the surface of the sun for a few brief moments, no matter how small the explosion is.

FYI A small nuke will potentially have a radiation pulse that is lethal at a greater radius/ distance than the blast damage will be.

Posted by: rd at August 04, 2020 02:32 PM (+0uDE)

395 "The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned, the drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the Gods such vicious cunts? Where is the God of tits and wine?"
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:13 PM (unn44)

Fair question.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (NWiLs)


There IS a god of tats and wine. The god of tats gives you the creepin' crud diseases, the god of wine makes you a drunk and gets you married to a Karen.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:32 PM (hku12)

396 I will keep her in my prayers, Yud. And you and your lady, too.

Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (/669Q)

397 bby Hoffman wrote "Steal This Book," not Jerry Rubin.
Posted by: mnw at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Cssks)

Abby Hoffman wrote an advice column.

Abbie Hoffman wrote Steal This Book.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (2JVJo)

Abbie Lane was a dancer

Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (gtdYu)

398 Apparently, they sell A LOT out of their physical locations, and those have been shut down for months.

Yeah that is the only thing I can think of, that they aren't getting nearly the sales they used to.

Still, having Nike and Google suffer, having movie theaters and hollywood shut down with people getting used to the idea, and sports collapsing with public schools shut down, maybe this shut down thing isn't all bad

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (KZzsI)

399 389 Note, any large enough explosion produces a mushroom cloud.

Yeah, its just the initial smoke cloud being lifted on heat, not unique to nukes. Its just a nuclear one is really huge
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM

Right.....next you're going to tell me rainbows aren't caused by all the chemicals we pump into the air and water!

Posted by: Stupid YouTuber at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (DEtB+)

400
I will keep her in my prayers, Yud. And you and your lady, too.
Posted by: bluebell at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (/669Q)

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Thanks

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (Tm4zg)

401 > I'm seeing a pattern here with 2's.


Robert Heinlein's Future History timeline (created in the late '30s, I believe) had "The Crazy Years" starting about 1960, and continuing until 2076.

So far I've seen no evidence that he was wrong.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (unn44)

402 On a side not, I can only ever get about 3 1/2 minutes into a Joe Jackson song, before his cleverness starts to irritate the pus out of me.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (hku12)

403 398 Apparently, they sell A LOT out of their physical locations, and those have been shut down for months.

Yeah that is the only thing I can think of, that they aren't getting nearly the sales they used to.

Still, having Nike and Google suffer, having movie theaters and hollywood shut down with people getting used to the idea, and sports collapsing with public schools shut down, maybe this shut down thing isn't all bad
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (KZzsI)

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And Trump still wins re-election.

"We burned down our own institutions to defeat Trump, and it didn't work. Now we have significantly less power than if we had simply treated Trump like a normal Republican president."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (LvTSG)

404 Candidate Not Found

Posted by: Biden 4 Prez at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (Sq18x)

405 How on earth is Nike losing money? They make shoes with slaves in China and sell them for a 1000% markup.

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They are paying men who play childrens' games millions for endorsements, and paying millions to Burn Loot and Murder. Admin overhead.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (kA3Cp)

406 384 350 Some of you guys have homework. The assignment is to see what kinds of homemade explosives you can make that produce the red tinged smoke. Extra credit is given if you come back with all your appendages.

Answered above.

Now, if you want real homework, learn to make a hypergolic cocktail. In an intellectual thought experiment only of course. Numerous applications.
Posted by: Breach Bang Clear

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Okay, breaking out my copy of "Ignition" by John Clark. Of course that concentrated on liquid fuels. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (Rvt88)

407
I have information that could lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Beirut Fireworks and Munitions Co at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM


well played

Posted by: AltonJackson
If you can protest in person
You can vote in person
& bring your ID
at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (DUIap)

408 404 Candidate Not Found
Posted by: Biden 4 Prez at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (Sq18x)

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Quality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (LvTSG)

409 > Abby Hoffman wrote an advice column.

Then who was Abby Normal?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (unn44)

410 Abby Hoffman wrote "Steal This Book," not Jerry Rubin.

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I thought that was Jen Rubin.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (+y/Ru)

411 There was one video where the woman said she was 10 klicks out and her windows were shattered. That's a pretty significant blast wave.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (VpIIl)
+++++++++++
10 kilometres and broken windows. Big.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (hYcqw)

412 @382
And there's a big boycott going on. Nike supports Kaepernick

Posted by: artemis at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (AwPyG)

413 Really liking the "If You Can Protest In Person, You Can Vote In Person, So Bring Your ID" meme.

Posted by: Sharkman AKA ShitBrick at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (BM2fS)

414 A separate distinct species, a dirty effing animal, no better than all the rest of his kind. Evolutionary pressure at work, arm yourself before going outside to investigate the noise that sounds like someone drove a car into the driveway gate. I feel bad for the ten year old kid:

Father and son are beaten to death by burglar with a baseball bat as 10-year-old grandson calls 911 and locks himself in bathroom

https://tinyurl.com/y3t3ouda

Posted by: Monty James at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (Zqz9o)

415 I think Sabbath and other metal bands played around with the Satanic imagery. I doubt any of them were actual Devil worshippers

I think some of those Scandi devil/death rock guys might be but I think most of them are just dumbasses goofing at it. They are just too earnest and deliberate about it. A real Satanist will pose as a nice person and try to fit into society.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:35 PM (KZzsI)

416 Abby Hoffman wrote "Steal This Book," not Jerry Rubin.
Posted by: mnw at August 04, 2020 02:26 PM (Cssks)

Abby Hoffman wrote an advice column.

Abbie Hoffman wrote Steal This Book.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (2JVJo)

Abbie Lane was a dancer
Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:33 PM (gtdYu)


Abby Normal was the wrong brain.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 04, 2020 02:36 PM (hku12)

417 Abby Hoffman wrote an advice column.



Abbie Hoffman wrote Steal This Book.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 04, 2020 02:31 PM (2JVJo)



Abbie Lane was a dancer


Abbie Normal was a brain donor.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:36 PM (HaL55)

418 404 Candidate Not Found
Posted by: Biden 4 Prez at August 04, 2020 02:34 PM (Sq18x)


Now that was good......Well played.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at August 04, 2020 02:36 PM (Zz0t1)

419 411 There was one video where the woman said she was 10 klicks out and her windows were shattered
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Yeah I've heard that one before. {stretches}

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (Sq18x)

420 Has anyone seen Nadler? Is he in Lebanon? (Remembers scene in the Nutty Professor, gas explosion)

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (Vy7tf)

421 Right.....next you're going to tell me rainbows aren't caused by all the chemicals we pump into the air and water!
Posted by: Stupid YouTuber


"um, about that..."
--Noah

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (KZzsI)

422 Nood

Posted by: Tonypete at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (Rvt88)

423 Texas City explosion, as I recall, was ammonium nitrate.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (OWgiM)

424 Where is the AOSHQ chemist ?

Chemists. And no, ChemJeff wasn't the only one...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at August 04, 2020 02:37 PM (ZSK0i)

425 Isn't Abby that unattractive, overtall girl in NCIS with the goth look?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:38 PM (KZzsI)

426 EMP would have fried the chinese nokoff phones. What I read years ago about EMP. Who knows...

Posted by: klaftern
our DoD doesn't even attempt to afford lightning protection on our interceptors, which would co-incidentally, protect them from EMP. knock-off chinee cell phones aren't even wink wink nod nod protected, much less hardened. Take a stroll through any annual DoD budget for any Army missile program over the last 10 years and you'll see that with your own lying eyes instead of listening to me.
https://tinyurl.com/y3am7yen

Posted by: BifBewalski at August 04, 2020 02:38 PM (VcFUs)

427 Still no power, but the generator's working!

Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2020 02:38 PM (sGotD)

428 I guess they were quite angry when the record company titled their greatest hits album "We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll".

Because they, like, didn't, and would never have, and thought it was a horrible message to send.

I know it'll come as a shock to many that the record company screwed over the artists, but trust me, it does happen.'

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:39 PM (unn44)

429 > Isn't Abby that unattractive, overtall girl in NCIS with the goth look?

No accounting for taste. I think she's pretty cute.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:39 PM (unn44)

430 I think Sabbath and other metal bands played around with the Satanic imagery. I doubt any of them were actual Devil worshippers

Read the lyrics for "After Forever" on Master of Reality. Should answer that question fairly quickly as far as Black Sabbath is concerned.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com lives again at August 04, 2020 02:40 PM (SchxB)

431 Greetings:

And the $250 million will end up where exactly ???

Posted by: 11B40 at August 04, 2020 02:41 PM (evgyj)

432 I will keep her in my prayers, Yud. And you and your lady, too.

Me too. Been there, done that. BBoy^2 had a peduncle lesion on the top of his widdle head removed at 3 days old. When he got back from surgery, the bandage made him look like he had a little white skull cap on.

Anyway, prayers up for you all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 04, 2020 02:42 PM (HaL55)

433 380
How on earth is Nike losing money? They make shoes with slaves in China and sell them for a 1000% markup.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 04, 2020 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

Kapernick's $100 million or whatever

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 04, 2020 02:42 PM (CQ3Qb)

434 378
Where is the God of tits and wine?"



Dionysus


well, in the case of the maenads, more the god of tits that whine.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 04, 2020 02:43 PM (sGtp+)

435 > I thought that was Jen Rubin.

Jen used to be known as Jerry before the transition.

Stop dead-naming people, you haters.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:43 PM (unn44)

436 > well, in the case of the maenads, more the god of tits that whine.

Right. I prefer my tits and wine to without the complimentary "getting torn to bits" service.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia (kneels to no one on this Earth) at August 04, 2020 02:44 PM (unn44)

437 We can only guess at who the comments are blaming for the boom
Posted by: JoeF. at August 04, 2020 02:29 PM (gtdYu)


thanks for tip to zerohedge

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 04, 2020 02:48 PM (t4of4)

438 521 pages???

Posted by: klaftern at August 04, 2020 02:49 PM (RuIsu)

439 Wait for it... wait for it.....

https://twitter.com/i/status/1290666778255908866

Posted by: Neil Cavuto's Fat Head at August 04, 2020 02:49 PM (MkuC5)

440 If it helps prevent the spread of the virus to the Rockettes, I will gladly wash a leg or 3 for them.

Posted by: Downcast at August 04, 2020 03:07 PM (Iqu0o)

441 Ace could be selling our emails to target ads for cocktails caviars codpieces?!

Posted by: lunatic fringe-i know i'm out there. at August 04, 2020 05:09 PM (Mce6+)

442 And people wonder why I won't give Google a phone number to confirm my account....

Posted by: GWB at August 04, 2020 06:24 PM (1XOEC)

443 Things like this are always bullshit, in the sense that Company A violates Company B, so Company C makes money off it.

If the federal government deems a company broke the law, and issues a fine, that money sould either go to those who were hurt or directly to tax repayments, even if its $1 to each citizen (not to mention the joke of fining then $250 Mil over a scheme that netted then in the billions) Thr citizens shouldn't have to go through a drawn out class action suit.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 04, 2020 09:10 PM (r0SEX)

444 Inadvertently is the new unexpectedly

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