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Nobel Prize Season

generation of scientists.jpg

Historic Photographs:

A generation of scientists at the Solvay Conference, 1927.

17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.

All but one of this year's Nobel Prizes have been awarded. Can't say that I know what Click Chemistry is.

Any guesses about who will get the prize in Economics? Do you wonder what the winner predicted for Sri Lanka?

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The prize in literature has gone to a leftist. Again. SURPRISE!

The Swedish Academy on Thursday gave the Nobel Prize in literature to French writer Annie Ernaux for "the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory. Ernaux, 82, has written more than 20 books, most of them very short, chronicling events in her life and the lives of those around her. Her work paints uncompromising portraits of sexual encounters, abortion, illness and the deaths of her parents.

Plus, there's the politics!

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Pre-Halloween Nobel Prize in Literature

Let's read some of what the people who gave her the prize included as the reasons for their choice:

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022, Annie Ernaux

The French writer Annie Ernaux was born in 1940 and grew up in the small town of Yvetot in Normandy, where her parents had a combined grocery store and café. Her setting was poor but ambitious, with parents who had pulled themselves up from proletarian survival to a bourgeois life, where the memories of beaten earth floors never disappeared but where politics was seldom broached. In her writing, Ernaux consistently and from different angles, examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class. Her path to authorship was long and arduous.

Ernaux consistently and from different angles, examines . . . her own life.

You know, that kind of reminds me of the torment kids were put through in that honors English class in Morgan, Utah, where they had to examine The Great Gatsby through several leftist "lenses."

Also, even before the postmodernist deconstructionists, there was a French tradition of deeply analyzing, word by word and phrase by phrase, sections of a piece of literature. I wouldn't be surprised if, by repeatedly examining parts of her life story in detail several times, this doesn't make her seem awfully "French" to a lot of French readers.

Her memory work dealing with her rural background appeared early as a project attempting to widen the boundaries of literature beyond fiction in the narrow sense. Despite her classic, distinctive style, she declares that she is an "ethnologist of herself" rather than a writer of fiction.

"Ethnologists of the self" seem to be, ummm, popping up everywhere. Well, Okay, so this particular peer-reviewed paper was auto-ethnography, not auto-ethnology. Part of the paper is read on the video. NSFW.

As noted in the video, you have to go to seminars to learn how to speak about your auto-ethnographic experiences in an academically acceptable fashion. Heh.

Well, back to our Nobel Prize winner, who advocates "plain writing":

The concept écriture plate is related to le nouveau roman in France from the 1950s and the striving towards what Roland Barthes called a "zero degree of writing". There is however also an important political dimension in Ernaux's language. Her writing is always shadowed by a feeling of treason against the social class from which she departs. She has said that writing is a political act, opening our eyes for social inequality. And for this purpose she uses language as "a knife", as she calls it, to tear apart the veils of imagination. In this violent yet chaste ambition to reveal the truth, she is also an heir of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

"She uses language as a knife". Sounds like a fun read.

"violent yet chaste ambition" ????

"she is also an heir of Jean-Jacques Rousseau."

Great! Do we get to do Rousseau again? This time "shifting between fiction, sociology and history"?

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Rousseau: "what wisdom can be found that is greater than kindness"

Also Rousseau: forces his common-law wife to leave all five of his babies at orphan hospitals

Jean-Jacques Rousseau ( 1712 - 1778 ) complained bitterly in the opening of his "The Social Contract" that "Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains." The chains comprised partly the church and partly also the morals, manners, and mores derived from church culture.

He believed liberty would be "perfectly reflected" through his idea of the "social contract" and the "general will." But, he added, "In order that the social compact may not be an empty formula . . . whoever refuses to obey the general will, will be compelled to do so . . ."

Rousseau never explained why the chains he had in mind were less onerous than anyone else's. We call this sort of thinking "Orwellian" because it is brazenly absurd. The Jacobins during the French Revolution embraced Rousseau's ideas and that particularly bloody form of the social contract progressed steadily, courtesy of Monsieur Guillotine. So much for reason. . .

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I am not going to get into the Nobel Peace Prize or the reported closing of a news agency funded by a prize awarded to Gorbachev years ago. Too complex for me.

I'm confident that The Horde can supply some commentary based on current events.

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But here are the winners of the 2022 Ig Nobel Prizes

Maya ritual enemas, constipated scorpions, and moose crash test dummies feature.

Literature Prize

Citation: "Eric Martinez, Francis Mollica, and Edward Gibson, for analyzing what makes legal documents unnecessarily difficult to understand."

Legal contracts of all sorts are known for their impenetrable jargon and tortured sentence structure, which might be one reason most of us rarely read the many online terms of service agreements we encounter as we navigate our online lives. Granted, there are legal theorists who insist that legal texts are difficult for the average person to understand because the law is a system of expert knowledge and by its nature deals with many technical concepts. That is, the jargon is necessary for technical precision. There are others who take issue with this idea, arguing that the law is actually built upon quite ordinary concepts like cause, consent, and best interest. So the impenetrability of legal texts is due to psycholinguistic factors. (Similar arguments might be made with regard to scientific papers.)

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Trending Topics: Stochastic Terrorism and Marcuse

The first time I find "Stochastic" here at AoSHQ is on June 23, in a post about New York Federal Bank Models Projecting Recession. The term "Stochastic Terrorism" shows up twice on September 1, when Biden declared war on his political enemies. This term has made 8 appearances here in September and October before today.

It's fun to look up "Stochastic" in the Thesaurus. "Debatable" and "Imaginary" are only two of many synonyms.

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The "stochastic terrorism" argument being made against players like @libsoftiktok and other just-plays-the-videos sites is genuinely fascinating - it boils down to: "Accurately reporting on certain topics will outrage many citizens and thus cannot be allowed."

You can LIKE a mainstream-right reporter like @realchrisrufo or the FOX anchors or not, as you please...but any argument they or rebel parents should be arrested for "terrorism" would end journalism if taken seriously and applied fairly.

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A Few Updates: Gender Madness heats up

There is a rush of news on this front. This only scratches the surface:

Back on September 24, I wrote, "I'm really surprised that Wesley Yang went on the road with Billboard Chris. Yang seems more like an ivory tower type to me. But maybe not. Or maybe something has radicalized him."

Then yesterday I ran across this thread:

Because I am not especially courageous, I am a latecomer to the gender issue. It wasn't until Sweden reversed course on youth gender medicine after reviewing the evidence and finding effectively none that I realized it was safe. Tavistock was shuttered soon after.

Americans still don't realize what a rout this is on the merits. But they soon will.
Never underestimate the courage and perseverance that @jessesingal and @kittypurrzog showed in being correct six years before it became easy to be right



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Billboard Chris is a remarkably mild-mannered guy considering that he has even had his arm broken while being a billboard. He usually does the billboard thing in the USA now, because he can't do it in Canada.

Slow start below, but this guy has his information together. Really interesting:

Children are never born in the wrong body.

Those who believe in gendered souls have unwittingly joined a cult.

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Being queer does not confer deity upon you. Even if you are in the theater. There is a big fuss about this production.

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Matt Walsh has not been gentle toward his critics.

Another approach:

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Timely Meme

17,000 migrants. State of Emergency!

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Music and Dance

Is this West Coast Swing?

From the West Coast:

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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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Last week's thread, Thread before the Gardening Thread, October 1

Comments are closed so you won't ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread. But don't try it anyway.

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1 first ?

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:07 AM (V13WU)

2 huh !

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:07 AM (V13WU)

3 Slacking

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 11:07 AM (xhxe8)

4 Wonder who will get a participation trophy this year

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 11:09 AM (xhxe8)

5 How many potential Nobel Prize winning geniuses were murdered in the great abortion holocaust of the last 50 years?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:10 AM (Ivdso)

6 What's Piccard doing there? Doesn't he have a starship to run or something?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:10 AM (ynpvh)

7 I saw someone bring up another unparalled Uke military win !! - the blast on the bridge leading to Crimea. Sorry to disappoint all the zhovtnevo blockitnyy flag wavers, the traffic has been restored, albeit with more checkpoint, and patrols.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (V13WU)

8 There are only four legitimate Nobel Prize categories: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Literature.

Literature is a Woke ghetto.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (Qzn2/)

9 I lost all respect for the Nobel Prize when they gave Obama one. For absolutely nothing other than being black. Fuck them.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (aKuiz)

10 *checkpoints

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (V13WU)

11 did all those guys make bagels too ??

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (us2H3)

12 Apparently "Russia" is using truck bombs to blow up its own bridges, too.

https://tinyurl.com/3svxs6c3

Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (kOpft)

13 Nobel peace prize committee has made itself into a joke the moment it awarded one to Abu Ammar.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:12 AM (V13WU)

14 Detransitioning is gaining currency on social media, now I see the de-transers are upping the ante by making their presence known to the Stasi.

Good for them.

The detrans reddit /sub now hosts over 40k members

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:13 AM (dCxaZ)

15 Stochastic Terrorism...

Because the truth can be dangerous, and only the Gov't is allowed to tell you what you should currently believe.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:13 AM (ynpvh)

16 *awarded the peace prize that is

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:13 AM (V13WU)

17 9 I lost all respect for the Nobel Prize when they gave Obama one. For absolutely nothing other than being black. Fuck them.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (aKuiz)

We're still trying to return ours after that.

Posted by: Terrorist Yassar Arafat's estate at October 08, 2022 11:13 AM (Ti+Tv)

18 and then of course the Obamao travesty

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:14 AM (V13WU)

19 13 Nobel peace prize committee has made itself into a joke the moment it awarded one to Abu Ammar.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:12 AM (V13WU)

What? Was Donald Trump never considered? I mean, no US involvement in new wars during his presidency, and the Abraham Accords...
Oh, I forgot, the Nobel org is very leftist, that's why.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:14 AM (ynpvh)

20 *Abu Ammar ->Yasser Arafat, for those anaware

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:15 AM (V13WU)

21 17 9 I lost all respect for the Nobel Prize when they gave Obama one. For absolutely nothing other than being black. Fuck them.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (aKuiz)

We're still trying to return ours after that.

Posted by: Terrorist Yassar Arafat's estate at October 08, 2022 11:13 AM (Ti+Tv)

Where's mine?

Posted by: Zombie Idi Amin at October 08, 2022 11:15 AM (ynpvh)

22 *unaware...

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:15 AM (V13WU)

23 As far as sanctuary cities go, the biggest mistake made was when the first mayor who tried it didn't get the US Marshall's sicced on his ass and thrown in jail for sedition. Fucking mayors don't get to set Federal Immigration Policy. FFS.


My memory may be flawed but was it Newsome in San Francisco that did this? And was it Dubya who let him get away with it?


Even if it wasn't, fuck them both.


I need more coffee and then I'll tell you all how I really feel. Heh.

Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (aKuiz)

24 What is "stochastic" anyway? I always thought it was a math term

Is it one of those badly borrowed academic words being misapplied to culture and politics like "cis" and "equity"?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (2xlV3)

25 from a detransitioning redditor:

I just want to be in good physical health. “Gender” is just LARPing lol.

later in her post s/he admits s/he is autistic and suffers from body dysmorphia. Full text below:

https://tinyurl.com/s6xju3jx

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (dCxaZ)

26 All those guys at the Conference are Moslems, aren't they??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (yikp0)

27 Come on, that is too funny on Adams

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (xhxe8)

28 Not one of those people in that Solvay Conference photo ever took and passed a gender studies class.

Scientists, my ass. /sarc

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (Ti+Tv)

29 24 What is "stochastic" anyway? I always thought it was a math term

Is it one of those badly borrowed academic words being misapplied to culture and politics like "cis" and "equity"?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (2xlV3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xxvp5R9hE

Posted by: Zombie Idi Amin at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (ynpvh)

30 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (nDrPh)

31 Literature is a Woke ghetto.

Yeah as bad as television and movie writing has gotten, prose and poetry is even worse; there's great stuff being done now but not from major publications.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (Ivdso)

32 Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (2xlV3)

we used it in doing graphic design:

https://tinyurl.com/bddh2d2r

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (dCxaZ)

33 Not Nobel, but it seems our political " elites" like to plump up their wallets by awarding lucrative " jobs" to spouses. The article is " wife supremacy " https://tinyurl.com/3tvwwud9

Posted by: CN at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (Zzbjj)

34 All those guys at the Conference are Moslems, aren't they??

Of course.

Posted by: NASA at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (Xrfse)

35 Unfortunately there is no other committee with same pedigree and global gravitas, because no one bothered to create one.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (V13WU)

36 30 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (nDrPh)

That would be exceedingly small...

Posted by: Zombie Idi Amin at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (ynpvh)

37 .Click chemistry. That special combination of curiosity and mindlessness that leads to the disappearance of the concept of time passing.

Posted by: From about that time at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (4780s)

38 Off canablistic dictator sock

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (ynpvh)

39 Nobel Prize has become the Academy Awards for
white collar freaks and idiots.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (D5Ffb)

40 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)

41 What? Was Donald Trump never considered? I mean, no US involvement in new wars during his presidency, and the Abraham Accords...

Yeah absolutely overqualified for his 4 years in office. Trump had many problems and failures but when it comes to foreign affairs and international impact, he was a titan.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (Ivdso)

42 @Christopher Taylor -- now you've piqued my interest. Where do I find good modern poetry? My last poetry class was in 1990.
We read Plath.
I needed a bath.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (nDrPh)

43 30 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 08, 2022 11:17 AM (nDrPh)

"Watch out, Marie. You can never be sure about that guy." - Werner Heisenberg

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (Ti+Tv)

44 This conference must have been when Heisenberg and Schroedinger got together and cooked up the uncertainty and the "is the cat in the box?" crap as a joke to drive all non-physicists and a many physicists crazy.

Posted by: Gref at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (AMIL/)

45 33 Not Nobel, but it seems our political " elites" like to plump up their wallets by awarding lucrative " jobs" to spouses. The article is " wife supremacy " https://tinyurl.com/3tvwwud9

Posted by: CN at October 08, 2022 11:18 AM (Zzbjj)

Incestuous nepotism is the rule, not the exception, in politics and media.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (ynpvh)

46 The US does hold a commanding lead in Nobel Prize recipients.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (/+BsJ)

47 She was just radiant!

There was a glow about her.

Posted by: NASA at October 08, 2022 11:21 AM (Xrfse)

48 45. But now they hide it better. If the names are different, media can pretend there's no connection.

Posted by: CN at October 08, 2022 11:21 AM (Zzbjj)

49 44 This conference must have been when Heisenberg and Schroedinger got together and cooked up the uncertainty and the "is the cat in the box?" crap as a joke to drive all non-physicists and a many physicists crazy.
Posted by: Gref at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (AMIL/)

They did that just to fuck with Einstein.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:21 AM (Ti+Tv)

50 Is it one of those badly borrowed academic words being misapplied to culture and politics like "cis" and "equity"?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 08, 2022 11:16 AM (2xlV3)

Exactly. Innocuous enough when being used by people who know what they are talking about, but then it gets picked up the Twitter Academy to signal unearned and undemonstrated intelligence.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:22 AM (yHsuS)

51 "Watch out, Marie. You can never be sure about that guy." - Werner Heisenberg
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Until we look at her box, we have to assume Planck both scored and struck-out on that simultaneously.
-- Erwin Schrödinger

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 11:22 AM (yikp0)

52 40 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)

Marie's daughter won a Nobel jointly with her husband.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:23 AM (ynpvh)

53 Off cannibalistic dictator sock
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I was wondering about that one, myself.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (yikp0)

54 That tw@tt above, by Chloe Cole...her profile states that she got double mastectomy at age 15, so you can show that to any fans of transgender surgery in your acquaintance. I was talking to an MD I know and she didn't believe they were doing surgery on minor children.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (dCxaZ)

55 For example , the most prestigious international architecture award is The Pritzker Architecture Prize. It is funded by the Hyatt foundation (and the Pritzker family). It was founded relatively recently for a prize of such stature - 1979. I don't see why some gazillioner can't set up an alternative to the Peace Prize.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (V13WU)

56 She has said that writing is a political act, opening our eyes for social inequality.

That cuts out my man, Henry Miller, he and Maud weren't interested in politics.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (D5Ffb)

57 44 This conference must have been when Heisenberg and Schroedinger got together and cooked up the uncertainty and the "is the cat in the box?" crap as a joke to drive all non-physicists and a many physicists crazy.

Posted by: Gref at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (AMIL/)

Wait until the box smells. Then you know the cat is dead.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (ynpvh)

58 >>> Gender Madness heats up

Has anyone done a deep dive on how this cult was formed, by who, and where?

I first heard this madness being spewed by a lesbo acquaintance back around 2003 in higher education. I laughed it off at the time as pathetic indoctrination. 20 years on and we're mutilating children.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (yHsuS)

59 The Great Gatsby

I *hated* that book.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM (AiZBA)

60 "Ethnologists of the self"

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Bullshit artist?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM (FVME7)

61 53 Off cannibalistic dictator sock
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I was wondering about that one, myself.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (yikp0)

he was just wondering why he, being black, didn't get is Nobel Peace prize...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:26 AM (ynpvh)

62 Any guesses about who will get the prize in Economics? Do you wonder what the winner predicted for Sri Lanka?

The Nobel Prize for Economics this year will be shared by Janet Yellen and Karine Jean-Pierre.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:26 AM (q3gwH)

63 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)

She had a bright future.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:26 AM (yHsuS)

64 59 The Great Gatsby

I *hated* that book.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM (AiZBA)

So not "Great", just "Mediocre"?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:27 AM (ynpvh)

65 59 The Great Gatsby

I *hated* that book.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM (AiZBA)

I was too bored by it to even make it to hatred. Angsty rich people doing angsty rich people things. Oh the humanity!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:27 AM (q3gwH)

66 62 Any guesses about who will get the prize in Economics? Do you wonder what the winner predicted for Sri Lanka?

The Nobel Prize for Economics this year will be shared by Janet Yellen and Karine Jean-Pierre.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:26 AM (q3gwH)

"How to Reduce Inflation by Increasing Spending and Printing of Fiat Currency"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

67 Can you imagine taking the lunch order from all these guys. Especially Heisenberg.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:28 AM (LsEU/)

68 63 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)

She had a bright future.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:26 AM (yHsuS)

She caused an uptick in many an atendees' Geiger counters

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (ynpvh)

69 58 >>> Gender Madness heats up

Has anyone done a deep dive on how this cult was formed, by who, and where?

I first heard this madness being spewed by a lesbo acquaintance back around 2003 in higher education. I laughed it off at the time as pathetic indoctrination. 20 years on and we're mutilating children.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:24 AM (yHsuS)

I've read that the Pritzker family in Illinois has pumped many millions of dollars into promoting it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (q3gwH)

70 Has anyone done a deep dive on how this cult was formed, by who, and where?

I haven't but my instincts tell me that the "who" are the same actors leading the overall march through our institutions.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Xrfse)

71 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Ivdso)

72 Actually do have a nice weekend planned. Having late breakfast with my son in a little while then going to the craft show that I couldn't do. Tomorrow is the pumpkin patch!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (nxdel)

73 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Beowulf.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (LsEU/)

74 Can you imagine taking the lunch order from all these guys. Especially Heisenberg.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:28 AM (LsEU/)


Nancy Pelosi subscribes to the Schrodinger school. "We have to pass it to know what's in it."

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (AiZBA)

75 67 Can you imagine taking the lunch order from all these guys. Especially Heisenberg.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:28 AM (LsEU/)

Schrodinger asked for a box lunch with a cat in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (q3gwH)

76 And now, from Bass Ackwards World . . .

Biden White House Continues Pushing Absurd Lie That GOP Favored Defunding Police

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (FVME7)

77 The Great Gatsby actually had a message that is relevant for our times. It's an eternal message...that there are different systems of justice for different social classes.

Jay Gatsby punched above his weight, socially speaking, and he paid for it with his life. His paramour, an established member of The Club, carried on after his death as if nothing happened, because oh well he's gone but my fabulous life is still fabulous. Pass me another swig of the bathtub gin, please.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (dCxaZ)

78 71 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Ivdso)

Idaho was the contestant missing from the Miss Ebonics USA competition.
Ivanhoe must be the Russian version...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:32 AM (ynpvh)

79 73 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Beowulf.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (LsEU/)

War and Peace

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:32 AM (ynpvh)

80 76 And now, from Bass Ackwards World . . .

Biden White House Continues Pushing Absurd Lie That GOP Favored Defunding Police
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (FVME7)

Even the LIV mouthbreathers know that's a lie.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:32 AM (Ti+Tv)

81 Wait until the box smells. Then you know the cat is dead.

Or it meows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:32 AM (Ivdso)

82 76 And now, from Bass Ackwards World . . .

Biden White House Continues Pushing Absurd Lie That GOP Favored Defunding Police

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (FVME7)

I favor defunding FEDERAL police, like the FIB. Does that count?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (ynpvh)

83 That photo of eventual Nobel Prize winners would have been more believable were it washed out from all the emitted particles exposing the film.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (3Or4S)

84 Heisenberg pretty much destroyed his standing in the a academic world by staying in Germany to helm the Nazi's atom bomb project.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (Qzn2/)

85 Actually do have a nice weekend planned. Having late breakfast with my son in a little while then going to the craft show that I couldn't do. Tomorrow is the pumpkin patch!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM (nxdel)

Caught your post at the end of last thread. My nephew got a port when he was diagnosed for leukemia. 27 years of remission, in the Navy.

Sounds like your in good hands and on a good course.

Godspeed.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (yHsuS)

86 A history of Trannie pushing is probably worthy of a long article or a book.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (xhxe8)

87 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)


She's totally rad!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (anj39)

88 Heisenberg pretty much destroyed his standing in the a academic world by staying in Germany to helm the Nazi's atom bomb project.
Posted by: Cicero

He could have avoided all that and get an early start on the meth trade in the southwest.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (LsEU/)

89 A generation of scientists at the Solvay Conference, 1927.
17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.


1927 was a good year. There were the scientists at the Solvay Conference and the '27 Yankees.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (AiZBA)

90 76 And now, from Bass Ackwards World . . .

Biden White House Continues Pushing Absurd Lie That GOP Favored Defunding Police
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (FVME7)

it's arguably a pretty good thing when your enemy is pushed into spouting absolute insanities that no one believes. They have gotten to the point where it literally would be better or them all to go hide in a basement somewhere for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (q3gwH)

91 83 That photo of eventual Nobel Prize winners would have been more believable were it washed out from all the emitted particles exposing the film.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (3Or4S)

Marie was a good distance away from the camera and film.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (ynpvh)

92 >>Wait until the box smells. Then you know the cat is dead.

Take whatever is in your wallet and slap in on top of the box. If there is enough money there, you will get pussy. If not, you get nothing.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (Ti+Tv)

93 It was mayor DiFi of SF, iirc.
Declared SF a sanctuary due to the unrest in Central America.
She presided over some colossal failures. Still does.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, partly cloudy, clearing in the afternoon at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (jTmQV)

94 Dynamite!

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (C1rbv)

95
Literature is a Woke ghetto.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (Qzn2/)

Especially when it's awarded to someone essentially writing "Dear Diary"

Posted by: Moki at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (JrN/x)

96 90 76 And now, from Bass Ackwards World . . .

Biden White House Continues Pushing Absurd Lie That GOP Favored Defunding Police
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:31 AM (FVME7)

it's arguably a pretty good thing when your enemy is pushed into spouting absolute insanities that no one believes. They have gotten to the point where it literally would be better or them all to go hide in a basement somewhere for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (q3gwH)

It is the current "truth" you are expected to believe, comrade.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:36 AM (ynpvh)

97 It ain't over 'til the cat bounces.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 11:36 AM (Xrfse)

98 Thank you Comrade!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 08, 2022 11:36 AM (nxdel)

99 89 A generation of scientists at the Solvay Conference, 1927.
17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.

1927 was a good year. There were the scientists at the Solvay Conference and the '27 Yankees.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (AiZBA)

You could argue that the was absolute peak year for western civilization. Hard to argue that it hasn't all been downhill since.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:36 AM (q3gwH)

100 Lawyers are trained to argue either side, and win. Thus the language. The same contract can mean two different things, and more importantly, the same legislation can mean two different things. Not saying all lawyers are a type of weasels. But all politician/lawyers are, no offense meant toward actual weasels or of course, Weasel or SlapWeasel.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (gktX6)

101 93 It was mayor DiFi of SF, iirc.
Declared SF a sanctuary due to the unrest in Central America.
She presided over some colossal failures. Still does.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, partly cloudy, clearing in the afternoon at October 08, 2022 11:35 AM (jTmQV)

I believe she knew Jim Jones, too.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (ynpvh)

102 They have gotten to the point where it literally would be better or them all to go hide in a basement somewhere for the next few weeks.

Yeah the less people know about Democrats, the more they like them. People like the idea of Democrats, their idealized myth of the party of the people who helps out minorities and poor folks. The reality is ugly and insane.

For example, Biden recently signed an innocuous-sounding executive order overwriting a previous order regarding espionage in the US. But when you look deeper you find that it erased this line:

"The United States shall not collect signals intelligence for the purpose of suppressing or burdening criticism or dissent"

https://tinyurl.com/43k3aazr

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (Ivdso)

103 A history of Trannie pushing is probably worthy of a long article or a book.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (xhxe

That's my thought, and I am surprised it is not done yet. At the time, it was pushed by garden variety gay/lesbo, not big pedo/groomer. It's undoubtedly a leftist creation, but I want to know who first came up with it.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (yHsuS)

104 Obama wuz robbed.

UNDERGROUND

Under water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch...

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:38 AM (AiZBA)

105 The Ukrainians were boasting that they bombed the Kerch bridge, but now that the bridge turns out not to have been badly damaged, they are now claiming that the Russians did it.

Just like the Ukrainians' claim that Russia is regularly shelling the nuclear plant that the Russians have held for months.

The truck that exploded entered the bridge from the Russian side, where the security checks are much less stringent than on the Crimean side. Unclear whether it was a suicide bomber, or whether the explosives had been secretly placed in the truck beforehand, and they let some patsy driver unknowingly drive the truck.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (I2/tG)

106 102 For example, Biden recently signed an innocuous-sounding executive order overwriting a previous order regarding espionage in the US. But when you look deeper you find that it erased this line:

"The United States shall not collect signals intelligence for the purpose of suppressing or burdening criticism or dissent"

https://tinyurl.com/43k3aazr
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (Ivdso)

Couple that with Obama's repeal of no Gov't propaganda aimed at US Citizens. All part of the plan.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (ynpvh)

107 Thus the language. The same contract can mean two different things, and more importantly, the same legislation can mean two different things.
Posted by: Eromero

Doesn't this mean, ipso facto, that they have failed in the clear, precise writing of the contract?

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (LsEU/)

108 That's my thought, and I am surprised it is not done yet. At the time, it was pushed by garden variety gay/lesbo, not big pedo/groomer. It's undoubtedly a leftist creation, but I want to know who first came up with it.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 08, 2022 11:37 AM (yHsuS)

Some call him Stan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (q3gwH)

109 104 Obama wuz robbed.

UNDERGROUND

Under water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch...
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:38 AM (AiZBA)

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:40 AM (ynpvh)

110 The Great Gatsby

I *hated* that book.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM (AiZBA)


Oh, yeah! Well, your...uh...your "Napoleon" pastry sucks.

Not nearly enough cream!

Posted by: The Great Gatsby at October 08, 2022 11:41 AM (KLPy8)

111 1927 was a good year. There were the scientists at the Solvay Conference and the '27 Yankees.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:34 AM (AiZBA)

You could argue that the was absolute peak year for western civilization. Hard to argue that it hasn't all been downhill since.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:36 AM (q3gwH)

It was one of those "strong men create good times" eras.

Posted by: Roy at October 08, 2022 11:41 AM (Ti+Tv)

112 Yay! I can access the comments again! It has been touch and go. Mostly go.

Just wanted to point out that Max Born was Olivia Newton-John's grandfather.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 08, 2022 11:41 AM (NrxB7)

113 I do believe I've been plagiarized.

Posted by: Maya Jackieblue at October 08, 2022 11:41 AM (Xrfse)

114
Doesn't this mean, ipso facto, that they have failed in the clear, precise writing of the contract?
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (LsEU/)

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

Usually it means that the drafters have failed to predict every possible contingency that might arise and address each clearly and unambguously.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (Qzn2/)

115 Couple that with Obama's repeal of no Gov't propaganda aimed at US Citizens. All part of the plan.

The entire intelligence system in the US is turned inward, to manipulate the citizens and change the country. I question how much they are even doing to protect us any more, to the extent they ever did.

They used to run ops to foil and confuse the Russians and Chinese. Now they run ops on us to satisfy and appease the Chinese.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (Ivdso)

116 112 Yay! I can access the comments again! It has been touch and go. Mostly go.

Just wanted to point out that Max Born was Olivia Newton-John's grandfather.

Posted by: baldilocks at October 08, 2022 11:41 AM (NrxB7)

Wow. Did not know that.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (ynpvh)

117
Did not win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Again!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (1Nxff)

118 They have gotten to the point where it literally would be better or them all to go hide in a basement somewhere for the next few weeks.

LOL. Biden is flying out to Oregon and Washington next week to prop up some Democratic candidates who are doing unexpectedly poorly. I guess they think that Biden is still somewhat popular in the Northwest - I hope that it backfires.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (I2/tG)

119 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Ivdso)

I remember Gatsby having quite an impact on me, reading it as a teen to see adults behaving the way they did. I thought it was a tragedy, to see lives ruined for... sex. Or whatever.

At this stage in my life, if I was reading it the first time I might find it boring, but still, the overall impact would be the same: It's a sad testament on human nature.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (TGNA8)

120 Just wanted to point out that Max Born was Olivia Newton-John's grandfather

Well she turned out very nicely, despite the radiation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:43 AM (Ivdso)

121 114
Doesn't this mean, ipso facto, that they have failed in the clear, precise writing of the contract?
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (LsEU/)

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

Usually it means that the drafters have failed to predict every possible contingency that might arise and address each clearly and unambguously.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (Qzn2/)

There's a reason why contracts often have a clause that states that those parts that are unenforceable don't invalidate the rest of the contract...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:43 AM (ynpvh)

122 greetings, baldilocks !

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 11:45 AM (V13WU)

123 Just wanted to point out that Max Born was Olivia Newton-John's grandfather

Well she turned out very nicely, despite the radiation.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:43 AM (Ivdso)


Well...except for the fact that she had eyeballs instead of nipples on her breasts.

It's why she never went topless in the movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2022 11:45 AM (KLPy8)

124 “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:45 AM (q3gwH)

125 The Russians bomb their own pipelines, bomb their own bridges, and shell nuclear plants that they control.

If you don't believe that, you are a traitor that needs to be silenced.

Slava Ukraini!

Posted by: The Deep State! at October 08, 2022 11:45 AM (I2/tG)

126 Ignobles...
One of my favorite was the guy that studied the spread of STDs on a vessel via a sex doll...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:46 AM (ynpvh)

127 Well...except for the fact that she had eyeballs instead of nipples on her breasts.

It's why she never went topless in the movies.
Posted by: naturalfake

I can't see that.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:46 AM (LsEU/)

128 Strangely, I loved Ivanhoe when I read it in high school, but when I tried to re-read it not long ago, I couldn't get very far, even with audiobook.

I think its because I missed how much of a contemptuous mockery of chivalry and knights etc it was in school and could only see that now. I just enjoyed it as a story rather than a cynical criticism by a jaded author.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:46 AM (Ivdso)

129 117
Did not win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Again!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (1Nxff)

---------

Ever since they went to mail-in ballots my string of losses in the Physics category has been uninterrupted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 08, 2022 11:46 AM (Qzn2/)

130 123 Just wanted to point out that Max Born was Olivia Newton-John's grandfather

Well she turned out very nicely, despite the radiation.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:43 AM (Ivdso)

Well...except for the fact that she had eyeballs instead of nipples on her breasts.

It's why she never went topless in the movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 08, 2022 11:45 AM (KLPy

You look ata the breasts, the breasts look ata you...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 08, 2022 11:47 AM (ynpvh)

131 French writer Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy in the 40s. I'm willing to be that the only thing she has to say about the liberation of France by the US, UK and Canada is what a hardship it was to her family to have fighting occurring nearby.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2022 11:47 AM (Gda1b)

132 Did not win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Again!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Well, don't feel bad. Muldoon was passed over for the Poetry Prize as well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:47 AM (FVME7)

133 They used to run ops to foil and confuse the Russians and Chinese. Now they run ops on us to satisfy and appease the Chinese.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (Ivdso)

It must be repeated now and again... CIA was infiltrated by commies from the start. Their history of "fighting" the Ruskies was always one of failure. The extent to which that was incompetence versus the intentional is still somewhat unknown.

As for Eff Bee Eye, they were phony from the start. Splashy, high propaganda p.r. that overplayed their effectiveness, while hiding the true nature of their closeted pervert, whose agency was only mostly good at spying on citizens and then blackmailing them.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 08, 2022 11:48 AM (TGNA8)

134 Jay Gatsby punched above his weight, socially speaking, and he paid for it with his life. His paramour, an established member of The Club, carried on after his death as if nothing happened, because oh well he's gone but my fabulous life is still fabulous. Pass me another swig of the bathtub gin, please.

I know I had to read The Great Gatsby in High School but I don't remember ANY of that. No wonder I really didn't "get" the story.

Posted by: Iris at October 08, 2022 11:48 AM (foa6+)

135 They need to run their stochastic models on the illegals coming across the border and the likeliness of them committing (other) crimes.

Instead they seem to be "solving for" (?) the tendency of certain actions (e.g. protesting any BigGov dictate) leading to high probability of voting for Trump/MAGA. Better to arrest such activists for thought crimes in advance of them forming influential movements.

As far as I can tell, that is all they are doing when finding MAGA = Greatest domestic terror threat. Garbage in Garbage out.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2022 11:50 AM (Cus5s)

136 "Let me start off with two words: made in America"
--Joey "Fingers" Biden, Capo of the Obama family

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:50 AM (Ivdso)

137 9 I lost all respect for the Nobel Prize when they gave Obama one. For absolutely nothing other than being black. Fuck them.
Posted by: Chairborne!...Desk From Above! at October 08, 2022 11:11 AM (aKuiz)

^^Me too. That and "climate science" where no one shares data and EVERYTHING is a sign of climate change were my first clues that the scientific establishment was completely corrupt.

Posted by: Iris at October 08, 2022 11:50 AM (foa6+)

138 119 I think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Ivdso)

I don't think teachers ruin books for students by having them read classic books they might hate...I think they ruin those books for students by telling them they have to like them and not accepting that a lot of people can vehemently hate the book, no matter the merits.

Any Lit class worth its salt should also full discussion of the merits of the book, but then also full discussion of what one personally thinks of the book and those thoughts don't have the "right/wrong"ness of the merits...

Posted by: Nova local at October 08, 2022 11:50 AM (exHjb)

139 "This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was shared Friday by jailed Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian group Memorial and the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties.

. . .

The prize was seen as a strong rebuke to the authoritarian rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin."


I'm frankly shocked that they didn't give it ti SpongeBrain ShitPants Biden for sending $100 billion to Ukraine the last 9 months.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2022 11:50 AM (Gda1b)

140 >>> They used to run ops to foil and confuse the Russians and Chinese. Now they run ops on us to satisfy and appease the Chinese.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:42 AM (Ivdso)
-----------------

and confuse us.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM (D5Ffb)

141 128 Strangely, I loved Ivanhoe when I read it in high school, but when I tried to re-read it not long ago, I couldn't get very far, even with audiobook.

I think its because I missed how much of a contemptuous mockery of chivalry and knights etc it was in school and could only see that now. I just enjoyed it as a story rather than a cynical criticism by a jaded author.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:46 AM (Ivdso)

Funny, in that I see Ivanhoe as one of the more realistic and thoughtful works about the time, one that even faces up to the way that Jews were regarded at the time. I also think it is the best of the Robin Hood stories, in that Robin Hood is just a supporting character and not a great deal of effort is put into idolizing him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM (q3gwH)

142 I was just glancing at the yahoo finance page. This is a direct quote for one of their linked article.
Grit can also 'get us to commit to hard things that aren't worthwhile': Expert
Translation: hard work is bad.

Posted by: From about that time at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM (4780s)

143 Just what is in the jab, and what is it doing to the blood of those who take it?

https://tinyurl.com/5n8576e5

Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM (kOpft)

144 Ah - typo - should say "should allow" not "should also"...sigh...

Posted by: Nova local at October 08, 2022 11:52 AM (exHjb)

145 The description makes this Nobel laureate's work sound excruciatingly dull and uninteresting. Just more narcissism infused with boring and stupid class envy. Which pretty much sums up "thought" among the vapid intellectual blob in the current and recent era.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2022 11:52 AM (OTzUX)

146 Posted by: Iris at October 08, 2022 11:48 AM (foa6+)

I didn't get that message in high school either. It was re-reading it as an adult, and watching the 1973 movie where it became obvious. Now when I re-read the classics, so much of the author's intention and message become clear. I just didn't have the life experience to read anything but the superficials when I was a teen.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:53 AM (dCxaZ)

147 "Out of the approximate 10 million v-safe users, 782,913 individuals, or over 7.7% of v-safe users, had a health event requiring medical attention, emergency room intervention, and/or hospitalization."

https://tinyurl.com/yj7jftkr

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:54 AM (Ivdso)

148 Historic Photographs:

A generation of scientists at the Solvay Conference, 1927.

17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.


I see nothing but a whole bunch of evil white men with toxic masculinity.

95 years later, we're a much better society where we no longer deal with science, but rather "the science" which is based not on the empirical method and skepticism and actually trying to improve the lives and livelihoods of civilization... but on feelings, "diversity", theoretical rigged GIGA models, politics and degrading the lives and livelihoods of humanity in order to "save the planet" (i.e. enrich the elites of the world). Progress!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 08, 2022 11:56 AM (Do5/p)

149 Tomorrow is the pumpkin patch!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 08, 2022 11:30 AM

I trust it's a sincere pumpkin patch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 08, 2022 11:56 AM (LOedV)

150 Tomorrow is the pumpkin patch!

Is that like a nicotine patch that makes everything taste like pumpkin spice?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:58 AM (Ivdso)

151 >>>Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann

That is so much fun to watch!

Posted by: m at October 08, 2022 11:58 AM (RuTUS)

152 “17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.”

Ha! Those other two must feel like such losers!

Posted by: Robby-D-Robot at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (+/cpF)

153 Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM (kOpft)

Yikes!

What seems plain enough is that metallic particles resembling graphene oxide and possibly other metallic compounds, like those discovered by Gatti and Montanari (Montanari & Gatti, 2016; Gatti & Montanari, 2012, 2017, 201, have been included in the cocktail of whatever the manufacturers have seen fit to put in the so-called mRNA “vaccines”. In our experience as clinicians, these mRNA injections are very unlike traditional “vaccines” and their manufacturers need, in our opinions, to come clean about what is in the injections and why it is there.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (dCxaZ)

154 Who lives in the White House down deep in DC?
SpongeBrain ShitPants!
Absorbant and yellow his diapers do be
SpongeBrain ShitPants!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (FVME7)

155 Nobel should have stuck to the Dynamite

Posted by: It's me donna at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (bs+z0)

156 Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 11:51 AM

Scary stuff. From the study (part 1):

This individual is a male of 33 years, who formerly was an athlete, apparently healthy before inoculation with an mRNA Pfizer injection. One month after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer "vaccine", he showed marked asthenia, a constant gravitational headache (i.e., one sensitive to the position and movements of his head and body such that the pain was increased by movement of the head up or down). The headaches were unresponsive to common pain killers.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (Xrfse)

157 Why would Ukraine need a civil rights organization? And Memorial at least at one time was in fact a righteous outfit, but their focus was the crimes of the Soviet era. And Lukashenko in Belarus is a nutcase and perennial winner of the most repressive European regime.

Not finding much of a rebuke to Vlad in any of this.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (OTzUX)

158 We read Plath.
I needed a bath.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

*******

What's that smell, man?
Lillian Hellman!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:00 PM (cPDW+)

159 Part 2:

Diffuse rheumatic arthralgia with dyspnea on exertion were noted.Figure 5. A highly structured fibro-tubular configuration of structures that can coalesce together, reaching dimensions ten times their initial size. In (a) and (b) at 40x magnification, we see what appears to be a laminar linkage. In (c), at 120x magnification (3x magnification digitally produced), there is a composite which is 166.54 μm (DeltaPix Software) in length.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 12:00 PM (Xrfse)

160 Did Senile Joe win a Nobel Prize?

Posted by: That NLurker guy at October 08, 2022 12:00 PM (eGTCV)

161 My favorite Nobel prize is the one awarded in Physics. Like this year's - advancements in quantum physics, its practical application and so on.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:01 PM (V13WU)

162 A Few Updates: Gender Madness heats up

Speaking of, I heard a commercial on the radio as I was running errands this morning that this is "LGBTQ+ History month". WTF? I thought that was June or July or something? I thought October was just an annoying month of pink all over the damn place for "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" where they ignore all other cancers to focus on a feminism-approved cancer.

Since when is October yet another alphabet soup mafia "pride" month?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 08, 2022 12:01 PM (Do5/p)

163 160 Did Senile Joe win a Nobel Prize?
Posted by: That NLurker guy at October 08, 2022 12:00 PM (eGTCV)

I want that to happen just so Joe can call Barry up and say "Lookee, I got one too!"

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 08, 2022 12:02 PM (PiwSw)

164 when I was 19, I won an Ignoble prize

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:03 PM (us2H3)

165 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners.”

Ha! Those other two must feel like such losers!
Posted by: Robby-D-Robot

*******

I'm guessing you didn't win the Nobel Prize for arithmetic...

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (cPDW+)

166 "Out of the approximate 10 million v-safe users, 782,913 individuals, or over 7.7% of v-safe users, had a health event requiring medical attention, emergency room intervention, and/or hospitalization."

...and right around a third of them had sufficiently severe reactions to skip work for a day (my Dad, who's retired had a similar reaction, and after not listening to me before getting those shots, that was enough to convince him to avoid the boosters).

On top of that, that information misses people who died as a result of the shots, because the information on symptoms was obtained by phoning them a month (and two months) later.

Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (kOpft)

167 The moral of the story (The Great Gatsby) is don't chase after another man's wife, even if she is unhappy with him.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (C1rbv)

168 Clyde Shelton @ 162-
It's the 'dress-up', and all the children.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (gktX6)

169 Since when is October yet another alphabet soup mafia "pride" month?

Yep, the entire month of June is not enough to celebrate, validate, and further indoctrinate the kiddohs into the "lifestyle".

I posted last week about how Chester County had to cancel its planned October 1st Coming Out! celebration due to resistance from residents and also lack of interested vendors and volunteers. So there's that.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 12:05 PM (dCxaZ)

170 think a lot of teachers ruined books for students by forcing them to read stuff they loved but weren't great for schoolkids to read, such as Great Gatsby or Ivanhoe.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 11:29 AM (Ivdso)

I loved Silas Marner

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:05 PM (/+BsJ)

171
Did Senile Joe win a Nobel Prize?

Posted by: That NLurker guy at October 08, 2022 12:


Well he's doing a great job if there was a category for raising 'Dementia Awareness'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at October 08, 2022 12:05 PM (y3pKJ)

172 God bless and good luck to the Detrans people. In order to stop the trans cult juggernaut you have to take the money out of it . Defund those parts of Medicaid which pay for this insanity. If the Republican led Congress has balls that would be their first order of business. That obviously requires a lot of wishing.

Posted by: John White at October 08, 2022 12:07 PM (2hz1r)

173 I don’t think Walter Scot was “jaded”. I’m pretty sure he believed in that stuff long after the rest of elite society found it old fashioned. I recently read Waverly and while I could barely finish it due to it going on and on and on, I don’t think he was being satirical. If so he failed badly.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:07 PM (ulJNr)

174 when is October yet another alphabet soup mafia "pride" month?

Halloween is another de facto ghey parade in Hollywood/West Hollywood.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at October 08, 2022 12:07 PM (cVxTx)

175 I just finished off a bit of apple strudel baked by an 82 yr. old Hungarian grandmama. O.M.G.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 12:07 PM (dCxaZ)

176 Has any royalty ever won a Nobel?

A Noble Nobel.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:08 PM (/+BsJ)

177 I thought October was just an annoying month of pink all over the damn place for "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" where they ignore all other cancers to focus on a feminism-approved cancer.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Not to put too fine a point on it but if the goal was to make the general population aware of Breast Cancer, hasn't that effort been wildly successful and therefore the group can be retired?

Oh I know, no org is ever retired. See also: March of Dimes, American Lung Association (isn't TB pretty much eradicated?), etc.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 12:08 PM (LsEU/)

178 Every month is pride month!!! *hic*

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at October 08, 2022 12:08 PM (Xrfse)

179 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:08 PM (T4tVD)

180 nas any Nobel prize blew up in their faces ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (us2H3)

181 A highly structured fibro-tubular configuration of structures that can coalesce together, reaching dimensions ten times their initial size.

Yeah, I have to wonder if that's the shit that's been turning into the (not blood) clots they keep pulling out of post jab cadavers.

Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (kOpft)

182 (isn't TB pretty much eradicated?)

unfortunately has made a reappearance due to the entry of certain populations to the mainland USA

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (dCxaZ)

183 The moral of the story (The Great Gatsby) is don't chase after another man's wife, even if she is unhappy with him.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (C1rbv)

Also shitty timing can change everything.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (/+BsJ)

184 It's fun to look up "Stochastic" in the Thesaurus. "Debatable" and "Imaginary" are only two of many synonyms.

*******

How to use stochastic in a sentence.

Adm. Dr. Richard Levine is a stochastic woman.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:10 PM (cPDW+)

185 Does Medicare pay for the trans surgeries?
Because I read that it doesn't, which is why it is lucrative for the doctors.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, partly cloudy, clearing in the afternoon at October 08, 2022 12:10 PM (jTmQV)

186 nas any Nobel prize blew up in their faces ?

The Nobel committee admitted they should not have given Obama a prize, and regretted it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:11 PM (Ivdso)

187 posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:53 AM (dCxaZ)

I am so glad to hear that. I just thought I didn't get literature - never occurred to me that life experience would help.

Posted by: Iris at October 08, 2022 12:11 PM (foa6+)

188 US won the most Nobel prizes.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:11 PM (V13WU)

189 Go Tribe!

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 12:11 PM (Xrfse)

190 nas any Nobel prize blew up in their faces ?
Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (us2H3)

I think they wanted to give one to JJ Walker.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (/+BsJ)

191 Not to put too fine a point on it but if the goal was to make the general population aware of Breast Cancer, hasn't that effort been wildly successful and therefore the group can be retired?

TonyPete - SO TRUE

Posted by: Iris at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (foa6+)

192 Theo Roosevelt was the first. Won it for ...Peace. In 1906.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (V13WU)

193 The moral of the story (The Great Gatsby) is don't chase after another man's wife, even if she is unhappy with him.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at October 08, 2022 12:04 PM (C1rbv)

Well, that's ONE moral of the story. Truth is though, Gatsby was a tragic figure, who made that one moral mistake (no question about that). What I would ask though is, how could he not? Given who he was and where he came from (which we don't really know), he was in a milieu with certain rules he didn't understand, and was literally seduced by a woman who did.

It would have taken extraordinary moral strength and courage for him NOT to be seduced. So what he got was the short end of all of it, and everyone else got off Scott-free. He was a flawed and tragic figure, not a monster, so he didn't deserve what he got.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (TGNA8)

194 I am so glad to hear that. I just thought I didn't get literature - never occurred to me that life experience would help.

oh yeah, also knowing more about history, and how the author fit into his/her time and place, etc. etc.

IOW there's a context that totally escaped me when I was young. Most of the time I thought they were just love stories or action tales.

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (dCxaZ)

195 None of this shit means anything anymore.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 08, 2022 12:12 PM (G/v5P)

196 Regarding the Adams NYC sanctuary city Twitter post, I guess all these "sanctuary cities" for illegals are being exposed as SCINOs?

Every conservative in Republican Party or running as a Republican needs to push this hard. Alinsky the hell out of every Democrat city or state which has claimed to be a "sanctuary city" and make the live by their rules.

Texas and Arizona are border states, but never proclaimed to be "sanctuary" states or cities. Both those states should be sending the millions upon millions of illegals to every single proclaimed "sanctuary" city or state in the nation. Just as DeSantis and others have been doing. Martha's Vineyard or NYC can't handle hundreds, yet they are all for Texas and Arizona and Florida trying to handle millions.

This is THE issue that turned me in 2016 from an anti-GOP conservative to a pro-Trump conservative voter. I will now walk over broken glass to vote for Trump, DeSantis and any other Republican who takes up this issue and throws it in the left's face as they have.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 08, 2022 12:13 PM (Do5/p)

197 Today will be another in a long stream of days where I don't use the chemistry I learned in high school.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:13 PM (anj39)

198 Today will be another in a long stream of days where I don't use the chemistry I learned in high school.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:13 PM (anj39

You didn't use creamer or sugar in your coffee today?

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:14 PM (/+BsJ)

199 Do you know what he won it for ? Brokering peace for Russo-Japanese war. Interesting, no ?

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:14 PM (V13WU)

200 I should get a prize for TNT

tanqueray n tonic

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:15 PM (us2H3)

201 Man, I'm old school...and old. Listening to my Cleveland Indians (not Guardians) vs. the TB Rays on an ancient Sony pocket transistor radio. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 12:16 PM (Xrfse)

202 You didn't use creamer or sugar in your coffee today?
Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:14 PM (/+BsJ)

Nope.
And no NaCl on my eggs either.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:16 PM (anj39)

203 198 Today will be another in a long stream of days where I don't use the chemistry I learned in high school.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:13 PM (anj39

my sis graduated from Rice with a Chem degree

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (us2H3)

204 tanqueray n tonic

Its chemistry!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (Ivdso)

205 Put the AoSHq link of Adam's up at Legalinsurrection.com

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (xhxe8)

206 The Art Of Pants. Never got a mention.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (gktX6)

207 or as wiki says , brokering end to Russo-Japanese war.

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (V13WU)

208 Did that Piccard dude win a Nobel for time travel research?

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:17 PM (/+BsJ)

209 Shame the jpg link not the picture outright

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 12:18 PM (xhxe8)

210 Not to put too fine a point on it but if the goal was to make the general population aware of Breast Cancer, hasn't that effort been wildly successful and therefore the group can be retired?

Oh I know, no org is ever retired. See also: March of Dimes, American Lung Association (isn't TB pretty much eradicated?), etc.


Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 12:08 PM

As far as many are concerned -- including me, and a lot of NFL fans -- the campaign has gone from successful to now hurting their cause. Now people are sick of the campaign (1) being commercialized and (2) rejecting certain data that goes against the abortion industry/cult. (i.e. possible link between abortion and breast cancer, and Susan B Komen Foundation being huge contributor to Planned Parenthood, thus donations to Susan B. Komen supposedly to fight breast cancer are instead going to abortion funding.)

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 08, 2022 12:18 PM (Do5/p)

211 https://tinyurl.com/382vrrs9

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (T4tVD)

212 Not to put too fine a point on it but if the goal was to make the general population aware of Breast Cancer, hasn't that effort been wildly successful and therefore the group can be retired?

You can count the number of activist groups that have shut down when they have achieved their goals on a Simpsons hand. They are faced with several choices, almost without exception the one they pick is "find some new way you keep getting that money and influence"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (Ivdso)

213 190 nas any Nobel prize blew up in their faces ?

There’s that now discredited procedure they awarded in medicine. Lobotomy.

Posted by: Rex B at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (J45CI)

214 just made Brussels Sprouts with apples and pecans

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (us2H3)

215 It sounds very much as though Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux wrote.....a diary.

Not fiction, but not non-fiction; examination of personal life from several angles, playing actual events against desired events -- this is fundamentally a description of a diary.

That is what the Nobel Prize has descended to.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (K58O6)

216 The Great Gatsby

I *hated* that book.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 11:25 AM


I bet I hate it more.

Sophomore year of high school I had an English teacher spend the entire second semester on that book (throwing out the high school's actual syllabus). So there are a few books that everyone has read in high school, except me.

Posted by: Chuck C at October 08, 2022 12:22 PM (xttsV)

217 Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (us2H3)

sounds interesting. I love the flavors of fall.

Imma sign off now to go make some apricot-pumpkin bread. First step: soak dried apricots in brandy, to plump them up you see

Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 12:22 PM (dCxaZ)

218 just made Brussels Sprouts with apples and pecans

That would have to be pretty good to beat Brussels sprouts + butter and apple/pecan crisp for dessert. And I mean that sincerely, not sarcastically.

Sort of.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:23 PM (ulJNr)

219 Which U.S. States' Medicaid Programs Provide Coverage for Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy and Gender-Affirming Genital Surgery for Transgender Patients?

GAHT - gender affirming hormone therapy
GAS - gender affirming surgery

"Results: Only 12 of 51 states and 0 of 5 territories featured their policy regarding coverage for GAHT in their Medicaid Handbook/webpages. We confirmed that 34 of 51 state Medicaid programs do cover GAHT, whereas 9 of 51 states' and 2 of 5 territories' do not. We could not confirm coverage of GAHT in 8 of 51 states and 3 of 5 territories. Only 26 of 51 states and 0 of 5 territories featured their policy regarding coverage for GAS in their Medicaid Handbook/webpages. We confirmed that 25 of 51 state Medicaid programs do cover GAS, whereas 22 of 51 states' and 3 of 5 territories' do not. We could not confirm coverage of GAS in 4 of 51 states and 2 of 5 territories. "

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:23 PM (cPDW+)

220
What seems plain enough is that metallic particles resembling graphene oxide and possibly other metallic compounds, like those discovered by Gatti and Montanari (Montanari & Gatti, 2016; Gatti & Montanari, 2012, 2017, 201, have been included in the cocktail of whatever the manufacturers have seen fit to put in the so-called mRNA “vaccines”. In our experience as clinicians, these mRNA injections are very unlike traditional “vaccines” and their manufacturers need, in our opinions, to come clean about what is in the injections and why it is there.
Posted by: kallisto at October 08, 2022 11:59 AM (dCxaZ)

The manufacturers say: Yes, we have no bananas.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 08, 2022 12:25 PM (BdMk6)

221 Brussels Sprouts.... *shudder*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:26 PM (Ivdso)

222 Is there a Nobel Prize for limericks?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:26 PM (cPDW+)

223 I had a high school teacher that spent the quarter on William Shire's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I thought it was interesting. My best friend used the time to read Mitchner.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 08, 2022 12:27 PM (uz3Px)

224 We confirmed that 25 of 51 state Medicaid programs do cover GAS, whereas 22 of 51 states' and 3 of 5 territories' do not.

Do they cover turning a kid into a cat because they love to pretend they are a kitty?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:27 PM (Ivdso)

225 34 of 51 state Medicaid programs do cover GAHT,


==


does not cover dental, amirite ? so one lucky individual can get a new...appendage, yet still has to go around without teeth...

Posted by: runner at October 08, 2022 12:27 PM (V13WU)

226 Brussels Sprouts.... *shudder*
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:26 PM (Ivdso)

I recall only one time that I ate brussels sprouts that I liked. It was at a restaurant and they sauteed them in some kind of light sauce. I was impressed, because I had a long history of hating them. alas, I can't remember which restaurant.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at October 08, 2022 12:28 PM (x8Wzq)

227 Youth Deer Hunt this weekend. 14 year old girl from Mississippi out there now, with a shotgun. Got down to 28 last night, might get some bucks on the move.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2022 12:29 PM (Cus5s)

228 The kidney transplant program is another wonder. Prescribe a bunch of drugs that damage the kidneys and don't monitor them. When the kidney function fails, first dialysis then a transplant if lucky. Then a life full of expensive drugs to keep you alive.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 08, 2022 12:29 PM (uz3Px)

229 201 They will always be the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo rules. Glad Bob Feller isn't around for the wokeness.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 12:29 PM (lz5hY)

230 yet still has to go around without teeth...

My mom has had bad teeth all her life, so much so that her molars had all rotted out by the time she was 60. She's been eating using only her front teeth for over 20 years now and they are crumbling away. The list of foods she cannot eat any more gets longer every year, because she cannot chew it.

As a result her nutrition and food intake has reduced, with very predictable results. Her insurance company and medicaid both refuse to cover fixing this even though it is blatantly a medical issue.

This year she finally got an inheritance when her sister died, my aunt Sue-Ellen But now she can afford the work to fix her teeth, and we've gotten that started.

But seriously? Not being able to EAT is not a medical issue?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:30 PM (Ivdso)

231 GAS - gender affirming surgery

Putting the Gas in gaslighting.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at October 08, 2022 12:31 PM (cVxTx)

232 Youth Deer Hunt this weekend. 14 year old girl from Mississippi out there now, with a shotgun.

I didn't read the comments last night but did anyone note that this girl training with her AR was shooting at a wood fence with a FREAKING HOUSE BEHIND IT???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:31 PM (Ivdso)

233
Oh, this is National Breast Awareness Month?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 12:31 PM (1Nxff)

234 They will always be the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo rules. Glad Bob Feller isn't around for the wokeness.

+1000

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 12:32 PM (Xrfse)

235 Not being able to see is also not a medical issue. They don't cover glasses.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 08, 2022 12:32 PM (uz3Px)

236 Only border states "ASKED" for supporting foreign illegal invaders. Just ask black democrat mayor of NYC Adams.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at October 08, 2022 12:32 PM (u4CEu)

237 Not fiction, but not non-fiction; examination of personal life from several angles, playing actual events against desired events -- this is fundamentally a description of a diary.

That is what the Nobel Prize has descended to.
Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at October 08, 2022 12:19 PM (K58O6)

And the Diary of Anne Frank? Didn't win any literary award that I can find...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 08, 2022 12:33 PM (oHd/0)

238 222 Is there a Nobel Prize for limericks?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:26 PM (cPDW+)

a certin someone seems to have a yearn for the prize

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:33 PM (us2H3)

239 I didn't read the comments last night but did anyone note that this girl training with her AR was shooting at a wood fence with a FREAKING HOUSE BEHIND IT???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 12:31 PM (Ivdso)

It's OK... woke neighbors...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 08, 2022 12:34 PM (oHd/0)

240
No one has ever explained why a team would use a name in order to denigrate anyone.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 12:34 PM (1Nxff)

241 I didn't read the comments last night but did anyone note that this girl training with her AR was shooting at a wood fence with a FREAKING HOUSE BEHIND IT???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Next on Judge Jerry.....

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:34 PM (T4tVD)

242 https://youtu.be/zwI9OQ6qhWs

Eastern Europe swing.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at October 08, 2022 12:35 PM (cVxTx)

243 Really can't say if ever read The Great Gatsby, high school if ever but too long ago

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 12:35 PM (xhxe8)

244 The way that dental is still a separate field from medicine is one of the strangest and among the most deleterious historical artifacts of modern medicine. Given modern medical knowledge it makes absolutely no sense.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:35 PM (ulJNr)

245 re 239

I noticed that too. Not a good advert for gun safety.

Posted by: kraki at October 08, 2022 12:36 PM (LTGAH)

246 Apparently Medicare will pay for some parts of the euphemistically named "gender affirming" therapies, but not all. Surgery may be covered if deemed medically necessary. I assume this is for people with disability Medicare coverage since there are not many granny trannies.

Although it might explain Joe Namath's physical appearance on the Open Enrollment commercials.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:36 PM (cPDW+)

247 230 I always had pretty good care from the VA system, but their pecking order to get dental care really used to piss me off. I'm at a point where I get the full boat from the VA, and the dental work here is sub contracted out. There was a time when I had to go to the VA ER with a bad abscess and they could only put a drain in it, and not pull it later. I had dental work done in the hospital in Erie after my "pay grade" increased, and it was top notch, as it should be for any vet.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 12:36 PM (lz5hY)

248 Apparently Medicare will pay for some parts of the euphemistically named "gender affirming" therapies, but not all. Surgery may be covered if deemed medically necessary. I assume this is for people with disability Medicare coverage since there are not many granny trannies.

Although it might explain Joe Namath's physical appearance on the Open Enrollment commercials.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:36 PM (cPDW+)


Cruel Muldoon is the best Muldoon.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 12:37 PM (AiZBA)

249 The way that dental is still a separate field from medicine is one of the strangest and among the most deleterious historical artifacts of modern medicine.

*******

Most doctors can't handle the tooth!!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:38 PM (cPDW+)

250 A prize for rhythm and rhyme
For stories told quite sublime
Muldoon does the trick
All his clever limericks,
Puts us in somnolent recline.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:39 PM (anj39)

251 Love the dance videos!

Posted by: RS at October 08, 2022 12:39 PM (1XDfN)

252 Is there a Nobel Prize for limericks?
Posted by: Muldoon

a certin someone seems to have a yearn for the prize
Posted by: REDACTED


If we of the Horde would commune,
Could we choose a winner so soon?
A Limerick Nobel?
We can't but foretell,
This year, and hereafter: Muldoon.

Posted by: mikeski at October 08, 2022 12:40 PM (P1f+c)

253 As a white male I find it offensive that the NAACP stands for the National Association for Advancement of COLORED People. The NAACP needs to change their name immediately. I feel threatened and triggered, am losing sleep, and my hair is falling out. They should be forced to change it to something more inclusive. The word "colored people' must be changed as I think it harms colored people.

Don't even get me Started on how offensive the United Negro College Fund name is to this white man and the violence it shows toward African Americans.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at October 08, 2022 12:41 PM (u4CEu)

254 "Although it might explain Joe Namath's physical appearance on the Open Enrollment commercials."

Sheesh. You wear one pair of pantyhose...

Posted by: Joe Namath at October 08, 2022 12:41 PM (sn5EN)

255 I see Schrodinger in that picture. Wait. wait.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 08, 2022 12:41 PM (PiwSw)

256 Muldoon, that is the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:42 PM (ulJNr)

257 I can tell you exactly when they will include dental in Medicare

as soon as I don't need no more dental

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:42 PM (us2H3)

258 I dropped my health insurance when Obamacare sent the rate up toward $1000 a month (and rising) ... but I still got dental care for like $35/month ... and got work done. It was like 50% up to $1000 a year, but having insurance got me the lower rate without having to haggle. ... Now Medicare pays $1000/year, no copay. which is nice.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2022 12:42 PM (Cus5s)

259 re 226

Brussel sprouts are great if made right. I used to hate them too.

Either oil them, salt an pepper and roast them: tossing them occasionally until they are partly crisp on the outside. Great as is, or add some balsamic vinegrette.

Another option is braised with chicken thighs, shallots and some other stuff. A Martha Stewart recipe.

Neither way is bitter or nasty, like brussel sprouts can be.

Posted by: kraki at October 08, 2022 12:42 PM (LTGAH)

260 I jush wanna kish you, Suzy!

Posted by: Broadway Joe at October 08, 2022 12:43 PM (Xrfse)

261 Christopher few mentioned including me, it's looked to me like a shed or garage on other side and it's still possible it is their property.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 12:43 PM (xhxe8)

262 Either way will still wreck that part of the fence.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 12:44 PM (xhxe8)

263 Someone said it was a pellet gun.

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:44 PM (T4tVD)

264 261 Christopher few mentioned including me, it's looked to me like a shed or garage on other side and it's still possible it is their property.
Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 12:43 PM (xhxe

Still, you can't see what's back there, so Cooper's Rule 4 (or 3 depending on how you memorized them) cannot be followed.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 08, 2022 12:44 PM (PiwSw)

265 *glances sideways at JT*

I underestimated you.

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 12:45 PM (cTCuP)

266 I heard Namath interviewed on Howard Stern. The guy is a stand up good guy. He really doesn't like OJ Simpson but he was diplomatic in how he said it.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (/+BsJ)

267 Kraki has the right of it. Roast them on their own or braise/roast them alongside meat. There are many vegetables that have infinite uses. Brussels sprouts are not among them.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (ulJNr)

268 *glances sideways at JT*

I underestimated you.
Posted by: creeper

What did I do ?

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (T4tVD)

269 Heh. One more Cleveland Indians and Cleveland tidbit. The Tribe's front office drug out pitcher Early Wynn at age 43 in the 60s. Local TV nut Goulardi (Ernie Anderson, hosted the Friday night monster movies) called him Lately Lose.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 12:47 PM (lz5hY)

270 Someone said it was a pellet gun.
Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:44 PM (T4tVD)


Doesn't matter.
BB, pellet, or whatever. Want to piss of the neighbors? Aim a gun in the direction of their house.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:47 PM (anj39)

271 re 261

If a pellet gun maybe not a problem, but an AR-15 will bust right through and if you can't see what's on the other side of the fence, no matter whose property, that's a big problem.

Posted by: kraki at October 08, 2022 12:48 PM (LTGAH)

272 I am making $92 an hour working from home. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet my closest companion is earning $16,000 a month by working on a laptop, that was truly astounding for me, she prescribed for me to attempt it simply. Everybody must try this job now by just
using this website.. www.Profit97.com

Posted by: www.Profit97.Com at October 08, 2022 12:48 PM (/He30)

273 They are about to change the names of nine military bases and a couple of ships. The Left are clinically insane.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:49 PM (/+BsJ)

274 This Tweet seems to have disappeared. I wonder why

Holy cow what a Friday news dump

Joe Biden just rescinded executive branch rules that prevent spying on American citizens
https://twitter. com/willchamberlain/status/1578512791996010497

Posted by: SMOD at October 08, 2022 12:49 PM (X5CsJ)

275 I didn't read the comments last night but did anyone note that this girl training with her AR was shooting at a wood fence with a FREAKING HOUSE BEHIND IT???

I assumed it was meant to be darkly humorous.

Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (kOpft)

276 I see nobody put Eromero's name out there in the haiku category.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (/RDPd)

277 Kraki has the right of it. Roast them on their own or braise/roast them alongside meat. There are many vegetables that have infinite uses.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (ulJNr)

The hardest part of eating vegetables is chewing around the respirator hose.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (BdMk6)

278 "I can tell you exactly when they will include dental in Medicare" redacted

I have Medicare Advantage with Aetna, so got dental (up to the first one thousand per year). There are variations in the plans I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (Cus5s)

279 They are about to change the names of nine military bases and a couple of ships. The Left are clinically insane.
Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:49 PM (/+BsJ)


New names are 5 trannies and 4 woke kindergarten teachers. The narrative must flow.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (AiZBA)

280 didn't read the comments last night but did anyone note that this girl training with her AR was shooting at a wood fence with a FREAKING HOUSE BEHIND IT???----

But it's okay. She wasn't using green tips.

Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 12:50 PM (/+BsJ)

281 I assumed it was meant to be darkly humorous.
Posted by: Methos

******

Yeah. I took it to be staged to be humorous.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 12:53 PM (cPDW+)

282 Jukin @ 253-
The NAACP and United Negro College will never change names because they're both scams.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 12:53 PM (/RDPd)

283 What did I do ?
Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (T4tVD)


Listen here, mister. Don't give me that innocent look. You know exactly what you did.

And if you don't I'm sure as he'll not going to tell you.

Now get out there and rake some leaves.

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 12:53 PM (cTCuP)

284 Local TV nut Goulardi (Ernie Anderson, hosted the Friday night monster movies) called him Lately Lose.

Heh, that's a big-time flashback. Ghoulardi was must-see-TV for any ten year-old kid on a Friday night. Cool it with the boom-booms!

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 12:54 PM (Xrfse)

285 Doesn't matter.
BB, pellet, or whatever. Want to piss of the neighbors? Aim a gun in the direction of their house.
Posted by: Diogenes

I bet it wouldn't piss off Weasel.

He's start singing "The hills are alive with the sound of MUSIC !"

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:54 PM (T4tVD)

286
Now get out there and rake some leaves.
Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 12:53 PM (cTCuP)

_________

Yes, dear.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 12:55 PM (1Nxff)

287 279 "We have to find some dirt on John Lejeune or Joe Pendleton. Fuckin' Marines can't get away from a name change".

Some woke asshole.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 12:55 PM (lz5hY)

288 Now get out there and rake some leaves.
Posted by: creeper

I don't have any leaves.

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:55 PM (T4tVD)

289 Brussel Sprouts, 24 medium size sprouts

cut the sprout in halve and score the stem
steam for 5-7 minutes
saute in EVOO with 3 slit cloves of garlic, 2 tbls of pancetta, 1 shallot, S&P, red papper flakes, 2 chopped apples, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans

saute for 7-10 minutes, then add two tbls of sugar and 3 tbls of kerrygold

saute a few more minutes
spread on a cookie sheet and roast at 450 for 10-15 minutes
place on a dish and sprinle a handful of parm on top

Posted by: REDACTED at October 08, 2022 12:56 PM (us2H3)

290 Holy cow what a Friday news dump

Joe Biden just rescinded executive branch rules that prevent spying on American citizens

https://web.archive. org/web/20221007231811/
https://twitter. com/willchamberlain/status
1578512791996010497

Posted by: SMOD at October 08, 2022 12:56 PM (X5CsJ)

291 What did I do ?
Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:46 PM (T4tVD)

Listen here, mister. Don't give me that innocent look. You know exactly what you did.

And if you don't I'm sure as he'll not going to tell you.

Now get out there and rake some leaves.
Posted by: creeper

Oh, THAT.

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:57 PM (T4tVD)

292 https://www.lifenews.com/2022/10/06/
fbi arrests 11 pro-life advocates they could-face decade-in-prison for saving babies

And still 0 arrests for attacks on pregnancy centers from Jane's Revenge

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 12:57 PM (xhxe8)

293 Yes, dear.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2022 12:55 PM (1Nxff)


LOL! I see you have been well-trained.

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 12:58 PM (cTCuP)

294 Joe Biden just rescinded executive branch rules that prevent spying on American citizens

Remember, wear your covid masks and a hat, and pay with cash when buying your burner phones.

Don't forget to pick up a Faraday bag too.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:58 PM (anj39)

295 284 Anderson, Ghoulardi, hosted a teen dance at Packard Music Hall in Warren. Would have been about 68. Even at our tender age, my girlfriend and I realized "this guy is drunk on his ass".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 12:59 PM (lz5hY)

296 Posted by: SMOD at October 08, 2022 12:56 PM (X5CsJ)

TinyURL is your friend

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 08, 2022 12:59 PM (AMfad)

297 oe Biden just rescinded executive branch rules that prevent spying on American citizens

Remember, wear your covid masks and a hat, and pay with cash when buying your burner phones.

Don't forget to pick up a Faraday bag too.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 12:58 PM (anj39)


*pats on head*
You're so cute.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at October 08, 2022 12:59 PM (AiZBA)

298 I don't have any leaves.
Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 12:55 PM (T4tVD)


Then make me a sammich.

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 01:00 PM (cTCuP)

299 Speaking of cooking.
I have a hunk of cow I'm going to fix today. It was grass fed, vice grain, so the taste is different. Mrs D is dubious.
Any suggestions?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 01:01 PM (anj39)

300
The NAACP needs to change their name immediately.

NAAPOC

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2022 01:01 PM (63Dwl)

301 Dad's farm/firewood truck had a granny tranny . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:01 PM (xhaym)

302 All right citizens. Thanks for letting me play. I'm going to venture out into the world.

Endeavor to persevere

Spelled backwards is:

erevesrep ot rovaednE

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2022 01:01 PM (cPDW+)

303 The Indians, not the Guardians, are playing defense. Pitcher is knocking them down.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 01:02 PM (lz5hY)

304 289 sounds good to me

Posted by: kraki at October 08, 2022 01:02 PM (LTGAH)

305 Then make me a sammich.
Posted by: creeper

I just ate a cheesesteak.

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 01:03 PM (T4tVD)

306 Lillian Hellman was a Commie and maybe not everyone loves her plays, but her mayonnaise was just fine. Second to Duke's, of course.

Posted by: Rum Dum at October 08, 2022 01:03 PM (l3SW6)

307 off all-seeing sock

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 01:03 PM (AiZBA)

308 Was that conference where the Plancking thing got started?

Posted by: Rum Dum at October 08, 2022 01:04 PM (l3SW6)

309 Any suggestions?
Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 01:01 PM (anj39)




Brown it in fat until it starts to stick on the stove top, add a 1/4 of red wine or apple cider, then bake covered, three to four hours at 275F with potatoes, carrots, onions, and sauerkraut over the top

use the drippings to make gravy, and serve with whatever veggie sides you like.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:04 PM (xhaym)

310 The Indians, not the Guardians, are playing defense. Pitcher is knocking them down.

It's early but McKenzie has a no-no going in the 4th. Glasnow has been no slouch. One hit against him, so far.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 01:04 PM (Xrfse)

311 In many cases the men who fought WW II were grandsons of Confederates, should we apologize to the Axis Powers?

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2022 01:05 PM (/RDPd)

312 My tablet calendar labels Columbus day as also Indigenous people day.

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 01:06 PM (xhxe8)

313 Today is National Pierogi Day.

Adjust your activities as appropriate.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2022 01:06 PM (Gda1b)

314 Longhorns are taking the Sooners to the woodshed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 08, 2022 01:06 PM (u73oe)

315 K-tot,
That sounds good.
Is that 1/4 cup of wine or the bottle?
(Asking for the cook)

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 01:07 PM (anj39)

316 I just ate a cheesesteak.
Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 01:03 PM (T4tVD)


You ATE my sammich? How could you?!?!

*retires to contemplate man's inhumanity*

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 01:07 PM (cTCuP)

317 I love Piroshki, they are hard to get around here though (except for those ghastly frozen ones at the supermarket).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:07 PM (Ivdso)

318 Posted by: Rum Dum at October 08, 2022 01:03 PM (l3SW6)

She was a communist and a horrid human being...but I repeat myself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 08, 2022 01:08 PM (XIJ/X)

319 Muldoon I think heard advertisements for those drugs erevesrep and rovaedne

Posted by: Skip at October 08, 2022 01:08 PM (xhxe8)

320

Ugh. I knew I was gonna screw up that html code when I typed it. Guess I will retire to Teh Barrel.

Posted by: creeper at October 08, 2022 01:09 PM (cTCuP)

321 306 A semi long story. Got medevaced to Saigon,got fixed. Returning to the northern lands, stuck in Bien Hoa due to a typhoon. The transit barracks recommended a hooch bar the Air Force was running. Had a little VN lady there cooking, and she made the best BLTs in the universe. Made her own mayo, which was a treat having grown up on Miracle Whip. Seemed she was a cook for a French planter before he got out of Dodge.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 01:09 PM (lz5hY)

322 I lost all respect for the Nobels when I woke up in October 2009 to the news that His Majesty The Shahinshah got the Peace Prize.

My immediate thought: "Is that a headline in The Onion?"

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2022 01:09 PM (CdZ4i)

323 She was a communist and a horrid human being

She corrupted Dashiell Hammet. But the Pinkerton's Detective Agency has to get an assist by tasking him with breaking up union demonstrations and he just was sickened by it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:09 PM (Ivdso)

324 1/4 cup of wine, you want to make it cook with as little liquid as possible to braise the meat, so you can skimp that too.

You can do button mushrooms in it too, that is a good dinner there, they add depth to the flavor.

Try some coriander in the gravy, that will hide a bit of the gaminess from the grass fed beef

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:10 PM (xhaym)

325 Made her own mayo, which was a treat having grown up on Miracle Whip.

That's like comparing spam to wagyu beef. Home made mayo is not exactly hard, but its really fussy and super rewarding.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (Ivdso)

326 Late to this thread and a long-time lurker. Unfortunately, I know a little bit about click chemistry and have actually met Barry Sharpless (weird dude). In one possible example, two different reactive groups (acetylene and azide) are attached to different chemical fragments so that when they are in close proximity, they *click* and form a triazole. Used in drug discovery, etc. (Meh, it's a living.)

Posted by: Toxic Jeff at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (KNH0/)

327 1/4 cup
Ok.
Got it.
Whew...cook likes his wine while cooking!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 01:12 PM (anj39)

328 I'm uncertain about Heisenberg. I have high principles.

At least Bohr can be discrete.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 08, 2022 01:12 PM (QQ6wR)

329 The Nobel Prize, since Barack Mugabe won in 2009, is and forevermore will be, pure shit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 08, 2022 01:12 PM (R/m4+)

330 Posted by: Toxic Jeff at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (KNH0/)

Thanks for the explanation.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 01:12 PM (AiZBA)

331 46 The US does hold a commanding lead in Nobel Prize recipients.
Posted by: polynikes at October 08, 2022 11:20 AM (/+BsJ)

Especially in medicine, especially after other countries decided that their citizens need to report to the police before being allowed to see a doctor, and even then, ONLY AFTER receiving permission from the police to do so.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2022 01:13 PM (CdZ4i)

332 Had a little VN lady there cooking, and she made the best BLTs in the universe.

Did she have to tell you to go now, four hours and fifteen BLTs later? 😄

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 01:13 PM (Xrfse)

333 The Nobel Prize, since Barack Mugabe won in 2009, is and forevermore will be, pure shit.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 08, 2022 01:12 PM (R/m4+)


Two words: Yasir Arafat.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 08, 2022 01:13 PM (AiZBA)

334 The Vietnamese do very creative and surprising things with lettuce, the most tepid and forgotten of all vegetables. I guess its why their average height is 5'

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:14 PM (Ivdso)

335 223 I had a high school teacher that spent the quarter on William Shire's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I thought it was interesting. My best friend used the time to read Mitchner.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 08, 2022 12:27 PM (uz3Px)

Try that today and you will be told "It's too hard", "Kids don't know about that", "Kids today are different" and all that sort of thing.

I am continually appalled at the students I have in my class who have not heard of Homer, much less The Iliad or The Odyssey, or who, even after spending 20 hours a day on their phones, did not know who Queen Elizabeth II was or the fact that she died.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2022 01:15 PM (CdZ4i)

336 Its cooler now than it was this morning.

Posted by: JT at October 08, 2022 01:15 PM (T4tVD)

337 Posted by: Toxic Jeff at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (KNH0/)

—————-

Are you by any chance posting from Applebee’s?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 08, 2022 01:15 PM (u73oe)

338 332 Heh. The AF guy running the billet said get two, one for at the bar and one to bring back. Had three, and still brought one back with a couple cans of beer. Pre twenty nine days.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 01:16 PM (lz5hY)

339 Really breaking news from just five minutes ago...

Breaking911 @Breaking911 · 5m
BREAKING: North Korea fires ballistic missile toward East Sea - Yonhap

But no mean tweets!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 01:16 PM (yikp0)

340
After Barky the Dog-Eater got the Nobel Prize, it became essentially meaningless.

Posted by: Speller at October 08, 2022 01:16 PM (pSotA)

341 244 The way that dental is still a separate field from medicine is one of the strangest and among the most deleterious historical artifacts of modern medicine. Given modern medical knowledge it makes absolutely no sense.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 12:35 PM (ulJNr)

Meh. Sure, it's weird, but given the specialization of medicine, even if it were rolled under medicine, it would still be a separate specialty.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2022 01:17 PM (CdZ4i)

342 Einstein knew never to engage in a debate with Marie Curie unless there was a good moderator.

Posted by: Rex B at October 08, 2022 01:17 PM (INu8E)

343 Hmm... I always thought Ivanhoe had a pretty good storyline.

You could make a decent historical action movie out of it.

Just don't let Kevin Costner anywhere near it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 08, 2022 01:18 PM (bW8dp)

344 She corrupted Dashiell Hammet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:09 PM (Ivdso)

I wonder...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 08, 2022 01:18 PM (XIJ/X)

345 That's like comparing spam to wagyu beef. Home made mayo is not exactly hard, but its really fussy and super rewarding.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (Ivdso)

No mayo on earth is rewarding. It's just gross. Homemade or not.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2022 01:19 PM (CdZ4i)

346 #326 Thank you, Toxic Jeff, although I understood next to nothing about your explanation.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 01:20 PM (yikp0)

347 In one possible example, two different reactive groups (acetylene and azide) are attached to different chemical fragments so that when they are in close proximity, they *click* and form a triazole. Used in drug discovery, etc. (Meh, it's a living.)

Posted by: Toxic Jeff at October 08, 2022 01:11 PM (KNH0/)


Imagine using that to assemble graphene or doped silicon sheets together. It would be like making resin epoxy but making solid objects. You could make a multi-level "chip in a can" that doesn't need to be vacuum deposited

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:20 PM (xhaym)

348 343 Hmm... I always thought Ivanhoe had a pretty good storyline.

You could make a decent historical action movie out of it.

Just don't let Kevin Costner anywhere near it.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 08, 2022 01:18 PM (bW8dp)

Ha! Besides the Liz Taylor movie, there was a very good 1997 Brit made miniseries of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2022 01:21 PM (q3gwH)

349 Catch Thirty-Thr33

I’m going through a “first year Latin” textbook from the fifties. Very slowly. Judging from the language it is meant for pre-high school. It is kicking my ass, but fascinating.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 01:21 PM (yw6lL)

350 "100 Lawyers are trained to argue either side, and win. Thus the language. The same contract can mean two different things, and more importantly, the same legislation can mean two different things. Not saying all lawyers are a type of weasels. But all politician/lawyers are, no offense meant toward actual weasels or of course, Weasel or SlapWeasel.
Posted by: Eromero"

Lawyer: the larval form of Politician.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 08, 2022 01:21 PM (aAdBs)

351 334 Lots of Vietnamese around here. The boat people, resettled at Fort Chaffee. You see a lot of the really old ones who are like I encountered in country, short and skinny, but a couple generations you have some cracking 6'. Wonder Bread and hamburgers I guess.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 08, 2022 01:21 PM (lz5hY)

352 Applebee's is so sad, they built an empire on good food and atmosphere, then destroyed it with poor quality and an over large menu that they are bad at producing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (Ivdso)

353 #347 And thanks for another explanation I can barely understand as well, Kindltot.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (yikp0)

354 "The way that dental is still a separate field from medicine is one of the strangest and among the most deleterious historical artifacts of modern medicine. Given modern medical knowledge it makes absolutely no sense."

There are historical reasons, principally that the disciplines of medicine and dentistry evolved in different ways: Dentists were simply specialists in tooth extraction, with no other knowledge needed.

It's much like the way that, in Britain, surgeons are not regarded as physicians. (There, a surgeon is addressed as "Mr." or "Ms." rather than as "Dr.".) Again, it's due to the fact that the disciplines evolved down different paths.

Posted by: Nemo at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (S6ArX)

355 GARDEN NOOD

And a picture of Treebeard

Posted by: Skip nood advisor at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (xhxe8)

356 See you later. A houseguest has just arrived.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (yikp0)

357 I figure it was the alcoholism that did Hammett in. He would have found some enabler

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:23 PM (xhaym)

358 but a couple generations you have some cracking 6'. Wonder Bread and hamburgers I guess.

Yeah its more protein and better health care that results in bigger, stronger people. I mean they are wiry and tough but they were very little and weak compared to Americans.

But then, so were the Brits in WW2.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:23 PM (Ivdso)

359 I figure it was the alcoholism that did Hammett in. He would have found some enabler

I am sure the booze didn't help but it was Tuberculosis that finally did him in, he struggled with it most of his life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:24 PM (Ivdso)

360 By the way, one could draw up an impressive list of authors who were eligible for the Nobel Prize, and didn't receive it. At the top of the list would be Leo Tolstoy. But then, ever since the Nobel committee beclowned itself by giving the prize to Bob Dylan, it has lost all respect among people who know and love literature.

Posted by: Nemo at October 08, 2022 01:25 PM (S6ArX)

361 it would still be a separate specialty.

But it would not be a separate insurance, and a general practitioner could generally be assumed to do helpful referrals. Multi-specialty hospitals would have it as part of their menu, and doctors’ groups would include it among their specialties. I’m not sure, but I think even barbers interact more and more effectively in modern medicine than dentists do.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2022 01:26 PM (yw6lL)

362 The dirtbag who killed retired police captain, David Dorn, gets life in prison. Hopefully life really means life.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 08, 2022 01:29 PM (3ImbR)

363 #347 And thanks for another explanation I can barely understand as well, Kindltot.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 08, 2022 01:22 PM (yikp0)


If assembled correctly molecules can act like ring-a-dings or legos, but legos that can be made to assemble in only one way. Slot a only fits slot b in only one configuration. Even better, it is like self assembling legos that make what you want only by shaking the box.
when you have chemical bonds instead of mechanical bonds the bond is smaller and more durable, and much easier to assemble in large quantities.

This could be as big an advance as when the English chemists figured out there was something to be done with coal tar besides make aniline die or dump the mess into the Thames

Posted by: Kindltot at October 08, 2022 01:30 PM (xhaym)

364 114
"Doesn't this mean, ipso facto, that they have failed in the clear, precise writing of the contract?
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:39 AM (LsEU/)
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Usually it means that the drafters have failed to predict every possible contingency that might arise and address each clearly and unambguously.
Posted by: Cicero"

Heinlein claimed that the ne plus ultra of contracts was the back side of the Western Union (look it up, whippersnapper) telegram form. Boiled down, it promised to take your money, and accepted no responsibility for anything else.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 08, 2022 01:31 PM (aAdBs)

365 Even better, it is like self assembling legos that make what you want only by shaking the box.

Don't molecules have specific polarity, that will attract some kinds and not others? So like you can put sugar in water, and the sugar attracts water and dissolves, but if you put it in oil, it won't dissolve because the oil molecules won't attract the sugar?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 08, 2022 01:37 PM (Ivdso)

366 Use a stick blender to make mayo. Easy peasy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 08, 2022 01:38 PM (uz3Px)

367 I don't understand the hate for The Great Gatsby.
It's actually about "something" and there are life lessons to be learned from it--if one wants to learn about life.

Unlike The Catcher in the Rye

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2022 01:41 PM (mR6Gs)

368 Freaking Pfizer-sponsored "get your booster" ads after every inning. Pisses me off mightily.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 01:41 PM (Xrfse)

369 This Tweet seems to have disappeared. I wonder why

Holy cow what a Friday news dump. Joe Biden just rescinded executive branch rules that prevent spying on American citizens


Posted by: SMOD at October 08, 2022 12:49 PM

Deleting this thread on the signals intelligence executive order. I do not think it's accurate. The Biden Administration put in place a new executive order that seems more stringent about SigInt collection than the original.

https://bit.ly/3fS0Z65

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 08, 2022 01:43 PM (Do5/p)

370 #337-Nope, just my couch. Unless I'm not getting the joke.

Posted by: Toxic Jeff at October 08, 2022 01:46 PM (KNH0/)

371 But then, ever since the Nobel committee beclowned itself by giving the prize to Bob Dylan, it has lost all respect among people who know and love literature.
Posted by: Nemo at October 08, 2022 01:25 PM (S6ArX)

I actually think Dylan deserved it a lot more than the Communist puppeteers , comedians, propagandists and assorted mediocrities that have won it in the past few decades. If you take his body of work as a whole, his influence on Western popular art incalculable.


That said, Mario Vargas Llosa is that last "real" writer to win it, and as he is rather conservative politically, it's somewhat shocking.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2022 01:48 PM (mR6Gs)

372

We at the womyn's reproductive wrights center of battleboro demand that are Big Black President of Obama the awarded all Nobel prises and the awardz shut down is no one else could ever be so amasingly fabulously wonderfuls and juicy!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at October 08, 2022 01:51 PM (7DYli)

373 We at the womyn's reproductive wrights center of battleboro demands that are Big Black President of Obama the awarded all Nobel prises and the awardz shut down is no one else could ever be so amasingly fabulously wonderfuls and juicy!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein at October 08, 2022 01:52 PM (92O+k)

374 "Big Black President", lol

Posted by: JoeF. at October 08, 2022 01:54 PM (mR6Gs)

375 Listen to modern music channels and you get bombarded by adds from health department and drug companies to get your Fake Vax and be damned what the side effects are.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 01:55 PM (xhxe8)

376 Was 53 degrees at 9am and still only 56

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 02:03 PM (xhxe8)

377 Actually worked somewhere long ago where Mario Vargas Llosa had an office across the hall. Unbelievably unfriendly a-hole. Beyond unfriendly, hostile. Weird.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2022 02:05 PM (OTzUX)

378 Ugh. How in the hell does a team come up empty handed with the bases loaded and no outs?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 08, 2022 02:11 PM (Xrfse)

379 Ya gotta understand: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a subcommittee of the Norwegian parliament.

I am not kidding. It's like a subcommittee of the Minnesota legislature, only more leftist.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 08, 2022 02:12 PM (ku9hj)

380 I used to order eggs benedict regularly if it was on the menu, but I've given up, now that every restaurant seems to be using some kind of ersatz (cheese! -based) "hollandaise ", probably out of a can.

Now, i just beg the wife. Makes an absolutely great sauce, and is good enough in the kitchen that everything (including steamed veggies) comes out at the same time.
One of the reasons my doc told me that I should drop 30#.

Posted by: buddhaha at October 08, 2022 02:26 PM (aAdBs)

381 How much longer do we have to keep hearing about the wonder, grace, wiseness and all around supremacy of people who do reproduction incorrectly? What's next, the celebration of people who try to eat by shoving food up their butts? Try to breathe thru their ears?

Posted by: azjaeger at October 08, 2022 02:29 PM (3/XaG)

382 Maybe, they might not have dreamed that up yet

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 02:37 PM (xhxe8)

383 Back from nap, feel like I slept all night, thank You.


Is it feasible that the Ukrainians could hold the Russians in Crimea hostage and ransom them to Putin for something?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 02:41 PM (D5Ffb)

384 No.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2022 02:44 PM (OTzUX)

385 176 "Has any royalty ever won a Nobel?"
The 'Broglie' in the picture was the 7th Duke ('Duc') de Broglie and won the prize two years later for the whole wave=particle thing. Non-duke members of the family were all princes, which actually sounds backwards. Close enough?

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at October 08, 2022 02:46 PM (hRtbl)

386 k
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popup

Our specialty!!!

Posted by: The Chicago Cubs at October 08, 2022 02:48 PM (1DgE4)

387 Walmart pharmacy - > all the big plastic breath barriers are down - it's employee choice on wearing a mask.

Noticed this in another store also.

The word is out - the insurance cos and lawyers have given them the OK. Biden & Co will have to pull a different stunt.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 02:48 PM (D5Ffb)

388 A highly structured fibro-tubular configuration of structures that can coalesce together, reaching dimensions ten times their initial size.

Yeah, I have to wonder if that's the shit that's been turning into the (not blood) clots they keep pulling out of post jab cadavers.
Posted by: Methos at October 08, 2022 12:09 PM (kOpft)



That was my first level take on the situation. Shades of the Andromeda strain cooked up right here at home.

OTOH, the authors betray a bias of their own, at one point calling the Moderna shot a concoction. In cases where you're trying to prove something of unknown nature and large import, you do need to be careful in choosing your words.

Either way, a fascination read so far.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 08, 2022 03:02 PM (ZSK0i)

389 Was at Walmart here twice last week and can't tell you if barriers were up of not,, think so but not sure.
Wegmans here nkonger has astic bags, and a paper wi cost you.05

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 08, 2022 03:09 PM (xhxe8)

390 I haven't been part of an Abelian Group since junior year.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 08, 2022 03:10 PM (qyH+l)

391 87 Max Planck is covering up his boner sitting next to Marie Curie.

"Hey Marie, want to guess what the Planck length is?"
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

She was just radiant!
Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2022 11:19 AM (LsEU/)

She's totally rad!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 08, 2022 11:33 AM (anj39)
----
Chemistry, it's in her bones.

Posted by: Ciampino - this is not the alpine Marie at October 08, 2022 03:14 PM (qfLjt)

392 That West Coast Swing thing ain't swing. The dances have elements of swing dance (and a lot of latin), but the music is absolutely not swing. Totally the wrong beat. Interesting dance, different but good music, but if it ain't got that swing, then it don't mean a thing.

Posted by: GWB at October 08, 2022 03:21 PM (xAYMG)

393 Damn... new WW2 Movie Sea Wolf... sounded good right up unitl???

Yeah, they have a BLACK Captain in charge of a ship during WW2.

Yes, the US Navy did commission about 60 blacks at the end of the War... but... really?

Posted by: Romeo13. who speaks Southernese at October 08, 2022 03:59 PM (oHd/0)

394 The husband-and-wife duo behind BioNTech, the German firm that joined Pfizer to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine, said they are about to start testing a new shot.
---------------

Guess they haven't received the memo
US Chamber of Commerce aka Corporate America has ended the covid scare. find a new scam

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 08, 2022 06:13 PM (D5Ffb)

395 I am making 5 million $/hour telecommuting. I never imagined that it was honest. Everybody must try this job now by just
using this website.. www.bogus.com

Posted by: I love money at October 09, 2022 05:49 AM (tc/0i)

396 Imagine that….all white men.

Posted by: Mag at October 09, 2022 10:11 AM (TrB2r)

397 much better

Posted by: Kim Smith at October 10, 2022 04:19 AM (uZNj+)

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