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Haunted Dolls and Monster Puppets Cafe

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The Dolomites, looking particularly stabby
by Ryan Resatka

I omitted the link to this yesterday: "Haunted doll" pranks.

Here's a different macabre prank. Might be fake. I mean, every prank on the internet is 80% likely to be fake.

Cliffside temple-tombs at Kaunos, Turkey.

Cool diving video.

Dog wants to protect the children in Juraissic Park from the raptor.

On the other hand, this dog wants to be a raptor.

This cat missing her front two legs took inspiration from raptors and now just bounces around on her two back legs. You'd barely know she had a disability.


Fun with ropes. No, the other kind of fun with ropes.

I've been watching this over and over. I think it's probably some kind of trick, with a few frames of video cut out, but here, you deal with it. When does player number 23 pass the ball? I guess it's just a quick bounce pass which somehow happened so quickly the video didn't catch it. I think the Spanish title is "a glitch in the Matrix."

Shelter dog gets adopted and reaches out to shake one of the staffer's hand.

A cautious dog moves down the hill gingerly.

Peekaboo pupper.

Ding-dog doggo.

Doctor, doctor, I keep feeling something crawling all over me.

Easter in Sicily.

I do not think clowns are scary.

What I do find scary is gigantic puppets, especially when they're part of some ancient carnevale.



"We're looking for the Partridge Family on vinyl...?"

I would gladly pay 100 gold pieces for your fire sword, Good Merchant.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 07:48 PM




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Posted by: Admirale's Mate at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (sMkAM)

2 second

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (sMkAM)

3 third

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (sMkAM)

4 Evening, everyone.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (u73oe)

5 muhaha

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (sMkAM)

6 Oh, hai!

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at April 02, 2024 07:48 PM (OX9vb)

7 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (ENQN6)

8 Good evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (fwDg9)

9 Good evening everyone.

Welp, a 'nader a bit north of here took off the roof a the Ace Hardware and ripped the front off of the funeral parlor.

Sounds like a good start to an epic short story.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (WXNFJ)

10 10

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 07:51 PM (ENQN6)

11 I hate pranks. That is all.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at April 02, 2024 07:51 PM (OX9vb)

12 Breaking911 @Breaking911 41m
NEW: Inmates in New York sue state corrections department for decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse - WNBC

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:51 PM (5OvHh)

13 12, LOL!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 02, 2024 07:52 PM (PFYt9)

14 It all started the day the tornado hit the Ace Hardware and Sparky’s Funeral Home. Then the murders started.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 02, 2024 07:53 PM (u73oe)

15 9 Good evening everyone.

Welp, a 'nader a bit north of here took off the roof a the Ace Hardware and ripped the front off of the funeral parlor.

Sounds like a good start to an epic short story.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (WXNFJ)

Ace/Funeral parlor is a WTF shopping center. I wanted 200 lbs of charcoal and some fire bricks.
You could go next door.

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 07:53 PM (ENQN6)

16 I think if the haunted doll came after me first reaction would be start throwing anything at hand at it

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 07:53 PM (fwDg9)

17 Willowed from last post.

156. Now, an updated analysis by two economics professors finds that the studies [by McKinsey] were totally bogus. - via andycanuck

Doesn't surprise me. The federal agency where I worked shelled out lots of money to McKinsey consultants; for all the good the studies did, the agency might as well have hired a Santeria priest, complete with parrot-feather cape, a beat-up top hat, a necklace of chicken feet and a bag of ju-ju dust.

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 07:53 PM (njExo)

18 Breaking911 @Breaking911 1h
'I GOTCHA BROTHER!' Video shows dramatic rescue of hiker clinging to side of California cliff

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. - [Monday] evening at around 7:40 PM, Henry-1 was requested by the Southern Marin Fire District for a subject who had fallen from a cliff in the area of the Alexander Battery in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The subject was approximately 50-60 feet down from the trail and was clinging to the gravel rock face. Henry-1 arrived and observed the subject through the helicopter’s thermal imaging camera.

Henry-1 landed nearby and the helicopter was configured for a long line rescue. The Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) was flown to the victim and placed him into a rescue device. The victim and TFO were flown to the top of the cliff where the victim was delivered to fire personnel for medical evaluation.
(Sonoma County Sheriff / News Release)

https://tinyurl.com/3kaxamtj
1:44 minutes; helicopter rescue; uses Obama's favourite phrase.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:54 PM (5OvHh)

19 greetings! I've had a busy day, so I won't make commenter of the week this week (or any week...). But thanks anyway for the always interesting topics on cutting insightful threads!
On to the content!

Posted by: gourmand du jour at April 02, 2024 07:54 PM (MeG8a)

20 Good evening horde. On to the content...

Posted by: TRex at April 02, 2024 07:55 PM (IQ6Gq)

21 Doesn't surprise me. The federal agency where I worked shelled out lots of money to McKinsey consultants; for all the good the studies did, the agency might as well have hired a Santeria priest, complete with parrot-feather cape, a beat-up top hat, a necklace of chicken feet and a bag of ju-ju dust.
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LOL, Paco. Scott Adams said as much too.

Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays 8m
Could have asked Scott.
I've worked with McKinsey consultants.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:56 PM (5OvHh)

22 These dogs that watch television and get caught up in the action never fail to amaze me. My dog (RIP) would just lie in front of the tv and occasionally yawn, as if to say "what else is on?"

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 07:56 PM (njExo)

23
"Christian Day of Visibility"

God bless that man, we will never see another like him.

Posted by: ... at April 02, 2024 07:57 PM (lX8VI)

24 Sounds like a good start to an epic short story.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (WXNFJ

Indeed, it does!

Hi, Tonypete!

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at April 02, 2024 07:57 PM (OX9vb)

25 21. Andy, thanks for the link to Scott; I'll have to check that out.

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 07:57 PM (njExo)

26 Leading Report @LeadingReport 6h
BREAKING: House Republican lawmakers have proposed a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:57 PM (5OvHh)

27 Lets hide in the funeral home beside the chainsaw and lawnmower store while the tornado comes.

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 07:57 PM (ENQN6)

28 The green bus ! WTF ? I have no idea how he made it

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at April 02, 2024 07:58 PM (NtVYv)

29 JC remake of the thing is fucking scary

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 07:58 PM (ENQN6)

30 You're welcome, Paco.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:58 PM (5OvHh)

31 12 Breaking911 @Breaking911 41m
NEW: Inmates in New York sue state corrections department for decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse - WNBC
Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:51 PM (5OvHh)

You just know some rocket surgeon will look directly at the sun ... and then sue the state for damages.

Lock 'em down, and board up the windows ...

Posted by: browndog ain't awatchin' at April 02, 2024 07:58 PM (TTAGa)

32 Hiya Dash!

Heavy weather coming your way!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 07:59 PM (WXNFJ)

33 Leading Report @LeadingReport 5h
BREAKING: VoterGA's Garland Favorito, going over his audit of the Fulton County election in the disbarment trial of Trump's former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, says they found 200k duplicate-scanned 2020 ballots, but ongoing research has bumped that number up to 375k.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:59 PM (5OvHh)

34 Poor kittah, glad she seems to be ok

Posted by: Skip at April 02, 2024 08:00 PM (fwDg9)

35 considering

Posted by: Ciampino - Poll Dancing at April 02, 2024 08:00 PM (qfLjt)

36 Rescue dogs are awesome.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 08:01 PM (LkLld)

37 Having another Old Fashioned, had a heavy pour so I added a little cherry juice, went from a nice drink to a dangerous drink.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 08:02 PM (XV/Pl)

38 So a friend died last week

He did not show up in my place today

And several people say where is Carl

I pray in heaven

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 08:02 PM (ENQN6)

39 A cautious dog moves down the hill gingerly.
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I wonder if it tried running/walking down the hill once and went ass over tip thus the slow and steady crawl instead??

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:02 PM (5OvHh)

40 One of those peaks in tje distance has a watch tower bon fire to marshal the Horse Lords of Go dor.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (MsrgL)

41 39 So a friend died last week

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (roH4R)

42 The Dolomites are purty. Been there, but don't recall that view.

The cliff-side carved tombs are something else. The time, labor and craftsmanship involved is remarkable.

Posted by: TRex at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (IQ6Gq)

43 34 Leading Report @LeadingReport 5h
BREAKING: VoterGA's Garland Favorito, going over his audit of the Fulton County election in the disbarment trial of Trump's former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, says they found 200k duplicate-scanned 2020 ballots, but ongoing research has bumped that number up to 375k.
Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 07:59 PM (5OvHh)

There were 175k mail ins with no date or sig.

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (ENQN6)

44 These dogs that watch television and get caught up in the action never fail to amaze me. My dog (RIP) would just lie in front of the tv and occasionally yawn, as if to say "what else is on?"

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 07:56 PM


We have been blessed with 12 dogs in the 40 years we have been married and not a single one ever watched TV or expressed any interest in the TV.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (QNSds)

45 G O N D O R. Eff of autocucomber

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (MsrgL)

46 On This Day in 2019:

---------------------------
April 2, 2019
CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked former FBI director James Comey on Tuesday if he should've restricted people from saying "lock her up" because the phrase amounts to "hate speech."

Comey asserted during the interview that President Donald Trump targets private citizens with investigations and the power of the executive, citing Trump "calling for the locking up of his political opponents, including people like me."

Amanpour seized on Comey's use of the phrase "locking up," and wondered if the FBI should censor the use of "lock her up" in reference to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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

Imagine "calling for" the locking up of political opponents. Stars and garters the Left was so worried for Our Democracy, weren't they.

Posted by: ... at April 02, 2024 08:04 PM (lX8VI)

47 Inmates in New York sue state corrections department for decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse - WNBC
Posted by: andycanuck

You just know some rocket surgeon will look directly at the sun ... and then sue the state for damages.
Posted by: browndog


Let the dangerous ones out. Blind guys make terrible carjackers and r-pists.

Posted by: mikeski at April 02, 2024 08:04 PM (DgGvY)

48 If there is a city with a minority (really majority) then there are 100k to 200k fake, false, mail in voters.

FACT

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 08:05 PM (ENQN6)

49
Sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at April 02, 2024 08:03 PM (roH4R)

that Carl was a bud

Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 08:06 PM (ENQN6)

50
BREAKING: House Republican lawmakers have proposed a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

Meanwhile the deficit skyrockets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 02, 2024 08:06 PM (63Dwl)

51 Pffttt My namesake climbed more ginormous mountains than that Header Pic

Sir Hillary Cankles Clit On

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:06 PM (pqOO2)

52 Tornado watch here until 2 a.m., but a current warning about 20 miles west of me. Nice light show in the sky right now.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at April 02, 2024 08:08 PM (OX9vb)

53 BREAKING: House Republican lawmakers have proposed a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

Meanwhile the deficit skyrockets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 02, 2024 08:06 PM


And the House can fix that how exactly? democrats control the senate and the White House.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:10 PM (QNSds)

54
Saw in an earlier thread there was some calendar discussion.

There is calendar that is better than Gregorian, it's known as the Revised Julian Calendar. Milankovitch, of Milankovitch cycle fame first devised. It uses a 900 year, rather than 400 yr cycle.

It would track with the Gregorian until around the year 2800.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at April 02, 2024 08:10 PM (w6EFb)

55 We used to have giant puppets like that at our Purimschpiel. Truly the stuff of nightmares. And everyone was very very drunk.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 02, 2024 08:10 PM (RIvkX)

56 CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked former FBI director James Comey on Tuesday if he should've restricted people from saying "lock her up" because the phrase amounts to "hate speech."



STFU bitch.
You sitting there on your fat ass declaring a phase as hate speech is hateful in and of itself. Who the fu*k made you the judge of the American language? Piss.off.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2024 08:11 PM (W/lyH)

57 Enazator @enazator
A duck family's trip to the record store 🦆
----
Looking for the Photown recording section.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:11 PM (5OvHh)

58 >>And the House can fix that how exactly? democrats control the senate and the White House.


For once I don't care. Yea, it will go nowhere but so what? I don't give a crap about the name of an airport. They are finally starting to stand up and have Trump's back and when they have his back they have ours.

When was the last time Republicans in Congress actually supported us at all?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 08:13 PM (LkLld)

59 Sicilians' are beautiful high cultured people...I have a friend from FL who retired to Catania he posts photos on Fb all the time.. Sambuca Sicily
has houses for 1$ as well....

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:14 PM (pqOO2)

60 Thank you Ace! What a beautiful pic. Tho I much prefer it from the ground looking up as opposed to this view looking down.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 02, 2024 08:14 PM (2xCPU)

61 Loved the dog ringing the doorbell. The bark at the end seems to mean, "I know you're in there!"

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 08:14 PM (njExo)

62 BREAKING: House Republican lawmakers have proposed a bill to rename Washington Dulles International Airport to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

Meanwhile the deficit skyrockets.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 02, 2024 08:06 PM (63Dwl)
***

Worked real well with renaming SeaTac for Scoop Jackson. And he was a Democrat.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2024 08:14 PM (W/lyH)

63
The trouble with the Gregorian and even the Revised Julian is they assume a fixed tropical year. This is not the case due to long term orbital cycles of the Erf, cycles on 10,000s to 100,000s of years time frame.

Currently the tropical year is getting shorter, while the mean solar day is getting longer.

At any rate, an interesting observational calendar modification that would fix this over maybe 10,000 years:

Skip the leap year in 3200, then continue as normal to the year 4000, with a leap year there. Thereafter, switch to 500 year, rather than 400 year century leap cycle. That is, 4500, 5000, 5500 would be leap years, all other centuries not.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at April 02, 2024 08:15 PM (w6EFb)

64 And the House can fix that how exactly? democrats control the senate and the White House.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:10 PM (QNSds)

————————-

Not passing that craptacular CR would’ve been a good start. I’m also hearing rumblings that Johnson is going to bring an Ukraine aid bill up for a vote. Lovely.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 02, 2024 08:15 PM (u73oe)

65 The flame sword looks like it would be a solid choice for EDC rotation.

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 08:17 PM (njExo)

66 @BNONews 3m
MAP: Epicenter of 7.5-magnitude earthquake near Taiwan

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 02, 2024 08:18 PM (IG4Id)

67 The Dolomites, looking particularly stabby

***

Hey!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at April 02, 2024 08:19 PM (+2CF+)

68 BNONews 3m
MAP: Epicenter of 7.5-magnitude earthquake near Taiwan
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 02, 2024 08:18 PM (IG4Id)

——————-

Uh oh, somebody done pissed off Godzilla again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 02, 2024 08:20 PM (u73oe)

69 Apparently the leading cause of death in Texas is registering to vote.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 02, 2024 08:20 PM (XV/Pl)

70 Skip the leap year in 3200, then continue as normal to the year 4000, with a leap year there. Thereafter, switch to 500 year, rather than 400 year century leap cycle. That is, 4500, 5000, 5500 would be leap years, all other centuries not.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at April 02, 2024 08:15 PM (w6EFb)

Or just reduce the global population to 5 billion by 2040.
-NWO Elites

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:22 PM (pqOO2)

71 Gosh, I wish I had a reason to hate Lankford more.
Oh, here we go.

GOP Senator Lankford claims, “A popular commentator told me flat out, if you try to move a bill that solves the border crisis during this presidential year, I’ll do whatever I can to destroy you. Because I don’t want you to solve this during the presidential election.” WATCH

https://tinyurl.com/3chy2zke

Oh, well, better save my career, then.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 08:24 PM (jtTfW)

72 Michael the Archangel wields one of those Flame Swords only much hotter.

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:25 PM (pqOO2)

73 @23 - ...

I watched the RSBN live stream on utube. Scrolled down main page a saw the link just a couple minutes before he walked to the podium.
God bless, protect and keep that man and his family!

Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 08:25 PM (dWUm0)

74 Star Trek is on. It's the one with Buck Henry and mirror universe Uhura. Yow!

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 08:25 PM (vFG9F)

75
Oh, well, better save my career, then.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 08:24 PM (jtTfW)

I take it he didn't name this person?

Posted by: Vanya at April 02, 2024 08:26 PM (xtH8t)

76 I like the Sicilian religious parade. The world would be a better place if we had more parades like that and less of the LGBTQXYZwhatever variety.

I also like the duckies in the record store. Ducks are so cute.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2024 08:27 PM (bS+DD)

77 I just heard Joe Flaherty, AKA Count Floyd of SCTV has died at age 82.
Really scary boys and girls.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 02, 2024 08:28 PM (82TbC)

78 I wonder if actor, James Woods, caught the Café a few days ago, featuring the Chinese tree-apartments building??

https://tinyurl.com/4933zfk2
IMAGE

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:29 PM (5OvHh)

79 Do-Lo-Mite!!!

Posted by: JJ (another JJ) at April 02, 2024 08:30 PM (0ZSaO)

80 Even if they "solve" the border crisis, the damage has been done. Nothing is going to change quickly anyway. It will take years.

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 08:30 PM (vFG9F)

81 You should probably tune in to Tim Pool. He is showing new voter registration documentation from SSA showing tens of thousands of voter registrations per week in states like Texas and Missouri - where the voters are dead.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:32 PM (PsX8C)

82 Wild. A thing happened and I can't comment because it would pinpoint my location too closely. Dammit. And it is pretty cool, too.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 08:32 PM (jtTfW)

83 Large earthquake in Taiwan

Posted by: JROD at April 02, 2024 08:32 PM (IlL6s)

84 Do you have Quack in Black ?


Posted by: Ducks in a Record Store at April 02, 2024 08:33 PM (xih+n)

85 Gosh, I wish I had a reason to hate Lankford more.
Oh, here we go.

GOP Senator Lankford claims, “A popular commentator told me flat out, if you try to move a bill that solves the border crisis during this presidential year, I’ll do whatever I can to destroy you. Because I don’t want you to solve this during the presidential election.” WATCH

https://tinyurl.com/3chy2zke

Oh, well, better save my career, then.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 02, 2024 08:24 PM (jtTfW)

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

When I win the PowerBall I will spend $100 million to defeat every RINO. No mercy either, dredging up shit from high school, hiring people to hound them with protests, the whole ball of wax.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at April 02, 2024 08:34 PM (++4z6)

86 82. You should probably tune in to Tim Pool. He is showing new voter registration documentation from SSA showing tens of thousands of voter registrations per week in states like Texas and Missouri - where the voters are dead. - Thomas Paine

I don't think this is what Chesterton meant when he talked about "the democracy of the dead".

Posted by: Paco at April 02, 2024 08:35 PM (njExo)

87 Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2 23h
In 2019/2020, Adam Schiff paid Loren Merchan's firm $4 million--almost 40% of Schiff's total disbursements that cycle. At the same time, Schiff was in cahoots with Michael Cohen to take down Donald Trump.

Now Loren's daddy-judge not only is allowing Cohen to testify in "hush money" trial next month (Trump opposes), Judge Juan Merchan issued a gag order last week banning Trump from making critical public statements about Cohen.

Loren Merchan is 34, she's not a child. She runs a very lucrative political firm that has made tens of millions off Trump's biggest political foes.

Since 2019, Adam Schiff has paid her company six-figures a month including during the time he led the impeachment against Trump and met several times with Michael Cohen.

Merchan should have recused. He refused to do so and, in the process, put himself and his daughter under much-deserved scrutiny.

Nothing close to an "attack."

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:35 PM (5OvHh)

88 Even if they "solve" the border crisis, the damage has been done. Nothing is going to change quickly anyway. It will take years.

Posted by: fd at April 02, 2024 08:30 PM


A 50% tax on remittances to Mexico and all of Latin America would be a good start. Granted Walmart is gonna take a huge hit, but it is doable.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (QNSds)

89 When I win the PowerBall I will spend $100 million to defeat every RINO. No mercy either, dredging up shit from high school, hiring people to hound them with protests, the whole ball of wax.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken

Muy bien!

Posted by: The illegals, especially El Senador's favorita hosekeeper at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (0ZSaO)

90 "Do you have Quack in Black ?

Posted by: Ducks in a Record Store"


Sorry, fresh out. How about some Fleetwood Quack?

Posted by: The record store clerk at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (vFG9F)

91 #82 Chart here:
End Wokeness @EndWokeness 4h
386,422 new voters registered without a photo ID in a single week (03/16/2024).

277,077 of the new voters are in Texas.

What's the innocent explanation?
https://tinyurl.com/vbce2euv

Arizona also a leader.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:37 PM (5OvHh)

92 ‘It’s ok, Senor Autobus confuctor. I’ll walk from here.’

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 08:37 PM (NxC5+)

93 I liked the duck video. I've always thought a couple call ducks would be great pets. This brings up the story behind the Duck Walk at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The owner and his hunting buddy had just returned from a trip to the blind and were in the lounge getting tuned up. One still had two call ducks in his gear. These are very small ducks, about half the size of a Mallard, and were used as decoys. They let them run around the lounge and then came up with the idea of the duck walk.Over the years, The Peabody provided a suite and a wrangler for the ducks.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 08:39 PM (0EOe9)

94 What's the innocent explanation?
https://tinyurl.com/vbce2euv

Arizona also a leader.
Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:37 PM (5OvHh)
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Appalling. But how does he know they were registered without an ID? I couldn't see anything on the screenshots that showed that.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2024 08:40 PM (bS+DD)

95 Basketball:

On the fast version, you can see the body of the receiver blocks the ace hypothesized bounce pass. In the slowmo replay, his body is already beyond the blocked view.

Posted by: meh at April 02, 2024 08:41 PM (x5H7g)

96 Better hope that earthquake didn't mess up the chip factories.

You'll see shortages much worse than COVID. Much. Worse.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 02, 2024 08:42 PM (RUMEY)

97 Crazy Hindus and their buses.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 02, 2024 08:44 PM (R4t5M)

98 Looks like some damage

@BNONews
·
4m
BREAKING: Multiple buildings collapse after quake hits eastern Taiwan - witnesses

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 02, 2024 08:45 PM (IG4Id)

99 FWIW Count Floyd was my favorite SCTV character.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 02, 2024 08:46 PM (82TbC)

100 Fun with ropes. No, the other kind of fun with ropes.

Hmm I was hoping for Japanese Shibari

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:46 PM (pqOO2)

101
"Do you have Quack in Black ?

Posted by: Ducks in a Record Store"

Sorry, fresh out. How about some Fleetwood Quack?
Posted by: The record store clerk


How about Mallard's first album?

https://youtu.be/xOYp5OGIFc0

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 02, 2024 08:46 PM (63Dwl)

102 A 50% tax on remittances to Mexico and all of Latin America would be a good start. Granted Walmart is gonna take a huge hit, but it is doable.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (QNSds)

I'm old enough to remember when conservatives understood cause and effect.

Prepare to raise no money, kill lots of business and for lots of remittances to make their way south in cash if you get your wish.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM (8sMut)

103 The Quackstreet Boys.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM (R4t5M)

104 100 Crazy Hindus and their buses.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 02, 2024 08:44 PM (R4t5M)
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This is applicable to that bus driver:
Never fly with a pilot that believes in reincarnation.

Posted by: Ciampino - and we put the left wheel out .... at April 02, 2024 08:48 PM (qfLjt)

105 Prepare to raise no money, kill lots of business and for lots of remittances to make their way south in cash if you get your wish.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33


Um, the Feds seize cash from travelers all the f;'ing time.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 02, 2024 08:48 PM (IG4Id)

106 Sounds like a good start to an epic short story.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 07:50 PM (WXNFJ)


Brought the Kindle radar app up an hour or two back and saw some definite tornadic action out and around the Jacksboro/LaFollette area heading towards Jellico.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (/HDaX)

107 Appalling. But how does he know they were registered without an ID? I couldn't see anything on the screenshots that showed that.
Posted by: bluebell


New voter registrations without a photo ID require a social security number check with SSA. 100,000 new voter registrations without photo ID per week with 20,000 showing as dead in Texas, Arizona, Missouri, etc. Doesn't sound suspicions at all. No wonder the dems act like they do.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (SSjZd)

108 105: and by kill lots of business, I'm thinking Western Union and the like.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (8sMut)

109 How about Mallard's first album?
https://youtu.be/xOYp5OGIFc0
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Ironically, all they bought was Camel's "The Snow Goose."

https://youtu.be/cs0cJVEtxJo

Posted by: mikeski at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (DgGvY)

110 "Do you have Quack in Black ?

Posted by: Ducks in a Record Store"


Sorry, fresh out. How about some Fleetwood Quack?
Posted by: The record store clerk

Waddle over to Aisle 3 for Disco Duck.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 02, 2024 08:50 PM (WXNFJ)

111 New voter registrations without a photo ID require a social security number check with SSA. 100,000 new voter registrations without photo ID per week with 20,000 showing as dead in Texas, Arizona, Missouri, etc. Doesn't sound suspicions at all. No wonder the dems act like they do.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (SSjZd)
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Thank you. Do you know where I could read more about this? I don't have an X account so can't see what else that guy has.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2024 08:50 PM (bS+DD)

112 New voter registrations without a photo ID require a social security number check with SSA. 100,000 new voter registrations without photo ID per week with 20,000 showing as dead in Texas, Arizona, Missouri, etc. Doesn't sound suspicions at all. No wonder the dems act like they do.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:49 PM (SSjZd)

In TX you don't show an ID to register anyway. You go to a local library, fill out a registration card the size of a postcard, drop in in the mail. Boom. Registration.

Now to ACTUALLY VOTE you HAVE to show an ID, and voters first see a sign indication what you can use for an ID in order to vote.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:51 PM (8sMut)

113 A 50% tax on remittances to Mexico and all of Latin America would be a good start. Granted Walmart is gonna take a huge hit, but it is doable.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (QNSds)

I'm old enough to remember when conservatives understood cause and effect.

Prepare to raise no money, kill lots of business and for lots of remittances to make their way south in cash if you get your wish.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM


What businesses would that plan kill?

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:51 PM (QNSds)

114 Israel Defense Forces @IDF 14h
IDF spokesperson, RAdm. Daniel Hagari, spoke with @WCKitchen founder, @chefjoseandres, and expressed the IDF's deepest condolences to the entire World Central Kitchen family.

The work of WCK is critical.

Israel Defense Forces @IDF 1h
“I want to be very clear—the strike was not carried out with the intention of harming WCK aid workers. It was a mistake that followed a misidentification—at night during a war in very complex conditions. It shouldn’t have happened.”

Watch the full statement by IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Herzi Halevi regarding the unintentional harm to the @WCKitchen workers:
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So, at night and probably false intel that it was a terrorist vehicle. BTW, it was basically an unmarked, white station-wagon so with six plus a driver in it, it wasn't on e.g. a food delivery at the time.

MFM everywhere going pretend ape-shit over it including world 'leaders' like Justin. BTW, eight died in a car crash in southern Albania the same morning so more dangerous than Gaza IMHO.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:53 PM (5OvHh)

115 Posted by: TeeJ at April 02, 2024 08:25 PM (dWUm0)

Amen

And God help all of us.

Posted by: ... at April 02, 2024 08:54 PM (lX8VI)

116 In TX you don't show an ID to register anyway. You go to a local library, fill out a registration card the size of a postcard, drop in in the mail. Boom. Registration.

Now to ACTUALLY VOTE you HAVE to show an ID, and voters first see a sign indication what you can use for an ID in order to vote.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33


I had to show a photo ID the first time I registered.


For actual voting, you have to show a photo ID if you vote in a place that is not Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, or Dallas. Do you trust those cities to follow the law? I know not to.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:54 PM (SSjZd)

117 105 A 50% tax on remittances to Mexico and all of Latin America would be a good start. Granted Walmart is gonna take a huge hit, but it is doable.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (QNSds)

I'm old enough to remember when conservatives understood cause and effect.

Prepare to raise no money, kill lots of business and for lots of remittances to make their way south in cash if you get your wish.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM (8sMut)
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Not if you couple it with serious fines and jailtime for employing illegal aliens and renting to illegal aliens. How do illegals get to have a car? Fine car dealers and insurers for handling (selling/insuring) a vehicle without a valid driver's license and not the one some states are giving out to illegals.

Posted by: Ciampino - and we put the left wheel out ... at April 02, 2024 08:54 PM (qfLjt)

118 >>New voter registrations without a photo ID require a social security number

New voter registration without a photo ID requires only the last 4 numbers of a social security number. So far over 200,000 new voters using this process have registered in Texas alone.

They are mostly illegals, obviously, and it's happening in a number of states.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 08:55 PM (LkLld)

119 Those mountain road cliff jockeys are some of the winners coming across our border,

The next time one of these arrogant job stealing gringo haters spouts how 'We built this country" think of this video.
Build a god damned road for crisake!!!

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 08:55 PM (pqOO2)

120 PDT saying the largest deportation op in history is coming when he is reelected is doable. Concentrate on the criminal thug round up but put out a declaration that assistance will be provided for self deportation to those that violated immigration law. If you are caught and haven't taken advantage of self deportation assistance, you will be sent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Internment Camp until your flight leaves. Tents and bologna sandwiches for the duration, just like Sheriff Joe Arpaio would want. Assistance for self deportation will be in the form of an Air Guard C130 ride and a box lunch.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 08:56 PM (0EOe9)

121 The video of dangerous roads -- that's American infrastructure in 20 years after GenZ takes over. They know nothing and relish it. Re the previous thread, if you think the Boomers were bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at April 02, 2024 08:56 PM (XMwZJ)

122 Democrats in blue Texas cities are going to have a record turnout of ballots that they promise are legitimate votes from people that showed ID.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:57 PM (SSjZd)

123 They got Joe Flaherty!

You bastards!!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 02, 2024 08:57 PM (eQTRt)

124 The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Internment Camp -- where we "wheelie" care!

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:58 PM (5OvHh)

125 Not if you couple it with serious fines and jailtime for employing illegal aliens and renting to illegal aliens. How do illegals get to have a car? Fine car dealers and insurers for handling (selling/insuring) a vehicle without a valid driver's license and not the one some states are giving out to illegals.

Posted by: Ciampino - and we put the left wheel out ... at April 02, 2024 08:54 PM


You don't need to worry about fining insurance companies, illegals don't buy car insurance. That's why my uninsured motorist premium is so high here in Texas. That 8 time DUI illegal that just got deported back to Mexico for the 5th time doesn't worry about buying car insurance.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:58 PM (QNSds)

126 By the way, don't be surprised if your social security number is being shared with a wetback. The feds are doing this by orders from the white house, and spending your tax dollars to do it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 08:59 PM (SSjZd)

127 End Wokeness @EndWokeness 4h
386,422 new voters registered without a photo ID in a single week (03/16/2024).

277,077 of the new voters are in Texas.

What's the innocent explanation?
https://tinyurl.com/vbce2euv

Arizona also a leader.
Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 08:37 PM (5OvHh)

———-


They are bringing them in, signing them up for government services and welfare offices are required to offer them voter registration. I’m pretty sure the Biden Administration has said you can’t ask someone’s citizenship status when registering.

There was a report on them going to prisons to register criminals and Mississippi put a stop to it because they were not asking citizenship status.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at April 02, 2024 09:01 PM (++4z6)

128 You can read more about how Democrats are registering illegals here.

https://tinyurl.com/4xryhyfm

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 09:01 PM (LkLld)

129 "Do you have Quack in Black ?
Posted by: Ducks in a Record Store"

Sorry, fresh out. How about some Fleetwood Quack?
Posted by: The record store clerk


Mom is so out of touch. Let's go grab Drake's latest.

Posted by: The lead duckling at April 02, 2024 09:02 PM (DgGvY)

130 The reason your tax dollars are being paid as welfare for wetbacks is so that while you are at work to pay for it, they can vote on your registration, so when you get to the polling place after work, they can tell you you already voted.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at April 02, 2024 09:03 PM (SSjZd)

131 Israel War Room @IsraelWarRoom Apr 1
An official Hamas document recovered by IDF soldiers proves that many Gazan casualties are the direct result of failed rocket launches by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. t.ly/zJyQ0

Israel War Room @IsraelWarRoom 4h
Hamas's strategy when they make mistakes: immediately blame Israel.

Israel's strategy when they make mistakes: take responsibility, apologize, and launch an investigation to figure out what went wrong.

That should tell you a lot about who the good guys are in this war, which Israel did not start and did not want.

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 09:04 PM (5OvHh)

132 106 The Quackstreet Boys.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM (R4t5M)
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N'Waddle
Duck Quo

Posted by: Ciampino - feathering the nest at April 02, 2024 09:05 PM (qfLjt)

133 There is an answer to this illegal alien problem. Nobody wants to think about it, talk about it, or implement it, but sooner than later we will have to act.

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:05 PM (NxC5+)

134 Tsunami warnings issued for Taiwan and Okinawa. We've got a few military bases in Okinawa.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 02, 2024 09:06 PM (3ImbR)

135 105 A 50% tax on remittances to Mexico and all of Latin America would be a good start. Granted Walmart is gonna take a huge hit, but it is doable.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:36 PM (QNSds)

I'm old enough to remember when conservatives understood cause and effect.

Prepare to raise no money, kill lots of business and for lots of remittances to make their way south in cash if you get your wish.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 08:47 PM (8sMut)

MuhPrinciples

How will billions of remittances make it to Guatemala in Cash by the way?

Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:07 PM (hxe/1)

136 Thank you, JackStraw.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2024 09:08 PM (bS+DD)

137 140 There is remarkable restraint shown by border ranchers, all armed and most owning some type of earth moving equipment.This won't last forever.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 09:08 PM (0EOe9)

138 Meet The Duckles!

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:08 PM (NxC5+)

139 Fine employers $10k per illegal employee per day. Do 1000 spot checks every day across the country.

Illegal alien problem goes away overnight.

There are other ways to stop it. But nobody really wants it stopped.

Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:09 PM (hxe/1)

140 We call it, "Operation Overwhelm Whitey."

Posted by: Kalorama at April 02, 2024 09:09 PM (SYTee)

141 How Things Work -- Not defending the Boomers, but GenZ is demonstrably worse. Incompetent, ignorant, grifting, entitled, and drug addled is no way to go through life, son...

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at April 02, 2024 09:10 PM (XMwZJ)

142 I can tell by that cat's body language that if she'd had front legs that kitten would have gotten several good smacks to the head.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at April 02, 2024 09:11 PM (YDkn3)

143 GenX is the true and good generation. We worked, made money, didn’t give much of a fuck. And now we sit and laugh at the boomer vs millenial/GenZ ffood fights.

Once Trunp and Biden ride off into the sunset it’s our turn to run things.

Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:12 PM (hxe/1)

144 Israel's strategy when they make mistakes: take responsibility, apologize, and launch an investigation to figure out what went wrong.

That should tell you a lot about who the good guys are in this war, which Israel did not start and did not want.
Posted by: andy



yeah Isael totes had no idea they were hitting a bunch of chefs in a food convoy

Posted by: N at April 02, 2024 09:12 PM (RjBju)

145 We’re not supposed to talk about this but.... the "eclipse" is actually a repair that's being made to the dome over the earth. What they're calling the path of the eclipse is actually a seam where 2 parts of the dome connect. They have to re-seal it because it's come loose over time. The alien overlords are doing this for our protection, nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Custodian at April 02, 2024 09:14 PM (ajvaO)

146 >>You're welcome, bluebell.

By the way, next time you are in Boston take a stroll through the Boston Public Garden which is across the street from the Boston Common. Next to the pond you will see the statue celebrating Make Way For Ducklings.

I used to pass it daily on my way to and from work. Bring some peanuts to feed the ducks.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 09:14 PM (LkLld)

147 ...There is remarkable restraint shown by border ranchers, all armed and most owning some type of earth moving equipment.This won't last forever. Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 09:08 PM (0EOe9)


When President Trump declares a 50 Mile Indemnity Zone, from the Border into Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

No U.S. Citizen land holder (including autorized renters) shall be criminally prosecuted, and shall be immune from civil lawsuits, in any such case of causing harm or death to any illegal alien found on the U.S. Citizen's Lands or Rented Holdings.

Which initiative shall be strengthened by the Governor of those States, DEPUTIZING all U.S. Citizens in the 50 mile Indemnity Zone, bestowing upon them the Powers of the State of Texas in the defense of their lands or holdings.

*... one can dream ... *


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2024 09:16 PM (e6UQI)

148 Next to the pond you will see the statue celebrating Make Way For Ducklings.

I used to pass it daily on my way to and from work. Bring some peanuts to feed the ducks.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 09:14 PM (LkLld)
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I have pictures of my little kids sitting on those duck statues! We rode in the swan boats too.

Posted by: bluebell at April 02, 2024 09:16 PM (bS+DD)

149 I really don't care if Israel makes a mistake or two in killing off the terrorists. In the 70s, I think during the Munich reprisals, they whacked a guy in France, thinking he was some terr honcho. Ended up he was some Moroccan busboy. The Israelis offered to punch his tough shit card.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 09:17 PM (0EOe9)

150 There is remarkable restraint shown by border ranchers, all armed and most owning some type of earth moving equipment.

...or remarkable skill.

Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2024 09:17 PM (wKqZM)

151 The Babylon Bee @TheBabylonBee 2h
Judge Orders Trump To Stop Noticing That The People Trying To Put Him In Jail Are Democrats
buff.ly/4cRM8Se

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 09:17 PM (5OvHh)

152 What businesses would that plan kill?
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 02, 2024 08:51 PM (QNSds)

People that wire money like Western Union (see post where I clarified).

People licking their chops thinking they can help themselves to remittance money, acting like the Leftists they claim to despise, are in for a rude awakening when this doesn't achieve what they think it will.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:19 PM (8sMut)

153 I can tell by that cat's body language that if she'd had front legs that kitten would have gotten several good smacks to the head.

I wonder how many T-Rex costumes she's worn for Halloween?

Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2024 09:19 PM (wKqZM)

154 ‘These ducks are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do…..’
- Nancy

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:20 PM (NxC5+)

155 I really don't care if Israel makes a mistake or two in killing off the terrorists. In the 70s, I think during the Munich reprisals, they whacked a guy in France, thinking he was some terr honcho. Ended up he was some Moroccan busboy. The Israelis offered to punch his tough shit card.
Posted by: b


then they should do it with Israel's money

Posted by: N at April 02, 2024 09:20 PM (RjBju)

156 Fantastic. More rain.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at April 02, 2024 09:20 PM (R4t5M)

157 Imagine the 60s and 70s with the Internet.
That's a valid point!

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at April 02, 2024 09:21 PM (XMwZJ)

158 Funny stuff:

The Babylon Bee @TheBabylonBee 18h
17 More Babylon Bee Headlines From Bible Times buff.ly/3J2EDtV

Posted by: andycanuck (5OvHh) at April 02, 2024 09:21 PM (5OvHh)

159 161 I can tell by that cat's body language that if she'd had front legs that kitten would have gotten several good smacks to the head.

I wonder how many T-Rex costumes she's worn for Halloween?

Posted by: t-bird at April 02, 2024 09:19 PM
***
Umm...

Posted by: TRex at April 02, 2024 09:21 PM (IQ6Gq)

160 We were competent druggies in the '70s.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:22 PM (L13ne)

161
Good evening, Horde. Just sitting on the deck, drinking moonshine, listening to Buddy Guy & Joe Bonomassa while watching God's light show.

Good times.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 02, 2024 09:23 PM (MsrgL)

162 MuhPrinciples

How will billions of remittances make it to Guatemala in Cash by the way?
Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:07 PM (hxe/1)

This neat invention called airplanes.

Don't kid yourself.

If there is a will, there is a way. You can imagine one Guatamalan saying "Hey, I gotta make a trip down to Guatamala City in the next week. Instead of having the feds steal 50% of your money, I'll take it in cash for you guys." So a group of people have one person take down their money, getting around the 50% remittance steal.

You honestly don't think people will think of things like that to get around attempts to steal money by legal means?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:23 PM (8sMut)

163 >>I have pictures of my little kids sitting on those duck statues! We rode in the swan boats too.

Somehow I suspected you did.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 02, 2024 09:23 PM (LkLld)

164 Love these videos.

But why can't I get audio on the ones from Buitenbegen guy??

Posted by: PJ at April 02, 2024 09:24 PM (G1dq6)

165 The remittance steal isn't about getting the money, it is part of making things as hard and expensive on the illegals as possible.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:24 PM (L13ne)

166 150 GenX is the true and good generation. We worked, made money, didn’t give much of a fuck. And now we sit and laugh at the boomer vs millenial/GenZ ffood fights.

Once Trunp and Biden ride off into the sunset it’s our turn to run things.
Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:12 PM (hxe/1)


I remember driving from FL to my nieces wedding held in a lavish venue in NJ. Not one guy danced with a girl but the mosh pit was hoppin LMAO not a pretty sight morons in suits baning into each other..

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:25 PM (pqOO2)

167 Just saw a commercial for Civil War movie coming to theater this month. These people are begging for it.

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:25 PM (NxC5+)

168 And I'll rest my case. Turns out, Boomers are The Hypocritical Generation. They really are.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:24 PM (FzLWZ)


The best part is that you are funding my life of leisure.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:26 PM (L13ne)

169 Taiwan is in shambles.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at April 02, 2024 09:26 PM (0EOe9)

170 "Here's a different macabre prank. Might be fake."


Might be fake? That was the fakiest of fake pranks I've seen. It makes reality TV seem real.

Posted by: Ripley at April 02, 2024 09:26 PM (PTDkx)

171 Guys ... without illegals changing the sheets in hotels ? Where will the profits for Hilton and Marriott come from ? What would we do without that labor ? Cause ... and effect.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 08:55 PM (FzLWZ)

Um...not that business. I am thinking businesses that remit money. (Western Union comes to mind. There might be others.)

Besides, the hotels you cite should be forced to use things like eVerify anyway. They hire people that don't work here? Well, make that decision very unprofitable.

But taxing remittances? Oh, because ONLY illegals remit money, right? (I'm not into screwing legal, naturalized citizens, either.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:27 PM (8sMut)

172 crazy pictures and vids at GP of the Taiwan earthquake. One bldg is tipped at a 45d angle held up by the roof of its entrance.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at April 02, 2024 09:29 PM (Fol4f)

173 177 150 GenX is the true and good generation. We worked, made money, didn’t give much of a fuck. And now we sit and laugh at the boomer vs millenial/GenZ ffood fights.

Once Trunp and Biden ride off into the sunset it’s our turn to run things.
Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:12 PM (hxe/1)

I detest these generational labels as they are a symptom of how Americans are disgusted with the idea of treating people as individuals. That being said, those who remember how things were before the Internet and use the Internet now with a bit of skepticism will take over the whole damn world if, say, an EMP crippled all the technology. Because we still know how to do things like write a letter, use paper for various things, etc.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:30 PM (8sMut)

174
And I'll rest my case. Turns out, Boomers are The Hypocritical Generation. They really are.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:24 PM (FzLWZ)

You sound like an anthropologist that finds one dystal phalanx bone in the desert then hypostasizes a complete civilization.. You weren't there .... We had the BEST of everything due to the spoils of war credo.... The best clothes, Cars, Food, and even all natural women with out fake tits lmao

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:31 PM (pqOO2)

175 And I'll rest my case. Turns out, Boomers are The Hypocritical Generation. They really are.

Yes, give it a rest, d-bag.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 02, 2024 09:32 PM (V8he0)

176 Honestly ? Have you looked at any of the colors or finishes or fashions of the 70s ? You fuckers were high as a kite, 24/7.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:26 PM (FzLWZ)

One day I asked my mother with a straight face "What happened to that picture you had of us that was taken when I was little? You had it displayed and in a frame...You know, the one where I am a 3 year old and you look like the 1970s walked up to you and threw up?"

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:32 PM (8sMut)

177 Caesar time! Got some good work done on a car project. It's now ready to get trailered to my buddy's hoist so I can do the engine swap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 09:33 PM (tkR6S)

178 You say it in jest ... kind of ... yet it really is real.


It really is real. Between SS and Treasuries I'm getting a pretty sweet low-risk deal. I dabble in the markets but that is more of a hobby akin to gambling.

Now I did have to earn that money to start with, and I have to make 25 years in retirement to break even on my contributions to SS, but I come of long lived stock so it is possible that I will win there too, and drain Medicare, maybe.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:33 PM (L13ne)

179 Once Trunp and Biden ride off into the sunset it’s our turn to run things.
Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 09:12 PM (hxe/1)


Heh. Tomorrow belongs to you.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 02, 2024 09:33 PM (V8he0)

180 Queue up the oompah band.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 02, 2024 09:35 PM (V8he0)

181 In what world do you think you can simply wire money to any other country on Earth, with impunity ? And when did you think that system occurred ?

For example ... in what era did you think an American Citizen could wire money to Moscow, without consequences ? Did you think that system suddenly sprang up, before the Information Age ? Do you think certain folks just sent cash, through the US Mail, behind the Iron Curtain ? With complete confidence and without concern ?
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:32 PM (FzLWZ)

How do remittances typicall occur? through wire services, right? Or the Internet these days...

In what world do you think the government will say "We are stealing 50% of your money because you are remitting it back home" and people will just shrug and say, "Oh OK"? That money will instead make its way back home in untraceable cash one way or another. And, in what world are Customs inspections 100% foolproof?

Maybe before you think of ways to legally steal from people like some Leftist, do what they don't: think it all the way through.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:36 PM (8sMut)

182 They have to re-seal it because it's come loose over time. The alien overlords are doing this for our protection, nothing to worry about.
Posted by: Custodian at April 02, 2024 09:14 PM (ajvaO)

Hey I have just the product for that,

-Flex Seal Guy

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:36 PM (pqOO2)

183 Gumby Damnit Johnson @ 187 is right!

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:37 PM (NxC5+)

184 For example ... in what era did you think an American Citizen could wire money to Moscow, without consequences ? Did you think that system suddenly sprang up, before the Information Age ? Do you think certain folks just sent cash, through the US Mail, behind the Iron Curtain ? With complete confidence and without concern ?
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:32 PM (FzLWZ)

Good of you to cite the Second World. Now try more relevant examples. Like Mexico, other parts of Latin America, Nigeria, et al.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:37 PM (8sMut)

185 200!

Posted by: TRex at April 02, 2024 09:37 PM (IQ6Gq)

186 So a friend died last week

He did not show up in my place today

And several people say where is Carl

I pray in heaven
Posted by: rhennigantx austere religious scholar at April 02, 2024 08:02 PM (ENQN6)

Please accept my condolences, sir.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 09:38 PM (tkR6S)

187 Heh. Tomorrow belongs to you.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 02, 2024 09:33 PM (V8he0

Heh Well yeah He's got that goin for himself.

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:38 PM (pqOO2)

188 This is the odd part apart the Boomers. You act like you loved the 70s. You also, here, love the 80s because of Reagan. Yet you conveniently forget that you were both.

I don't think the Liberal Boomers forgot at all. But they hate the 80s. And they want to make the 70s again.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:36 PM (FzLWZ)

They just about got their wish with the 1970s...the inflation is back, oil prices are up...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:39 PM (8sMut)

189 The thing about the '70s that made it the best was that I was young and strong then. Except for maybe the Great Depression, probably every person has looked back very fondly on their years between 15 and 30.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:39 PM (L13ne)

190 Plus, the '70s were that brief but blessed period between The Pill and AIDS.

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very Heaven.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:41 PM (L13ne)

191 We were young and broke and didn't care.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:42 PM (L13ne)

192
Honestly ? Have you looked at any of the colors or finishes or fashions of the 70s ? You fuckers were high as a kite, 24/7.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:26 PM (FzLWZ)


Never heard of it.....

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:44 PM (pqOO2)

193 Worked real well with renaming SeaTac for Scoop Jackson. And he was a Democrat.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 02, 2024 08:14 PM (W/lyH)

Some things can be readily renamed because their name never really sinks into the public consciousness. Other things, not so much, because their original name resonates so well in the minds of the people who use the facility. "SeaTac" simply makes sense. The name even tells you where it is, to some degree.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 09:44 PM (tkR6S)

194 We had a lot more freedom back then. We didn't know how lucky we were.

Posted by: Zfd at April 02, 2024 09:44 PM (vFG9F)

195 >GenX is the true and good generation. We worked, made money, didn’t give much of a fuck. And now we sit and laugh at the boomer vs millenial/GenZ ffood fights.

>Once Trunp and Biden ride off into the sunset it’s our turn to run things.

Our turn at the top will be shockingly short, the way that the boomer's turn had been shockingly long. The best case scenario we (I'm also gen x) can right the ship.

The x-millennial hatred for boomers is mostly warranted, but this opinion does not make any friends here at this blog. It's all I can do to escape the barrel, some days.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 02, 2024 09:45 PM (lhenN)

196 We did not have the whole gas crisis thing in my town back in the late 70s. Saw it on the news, but we were fine in Wyoming.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at April 02, 2024 09:45 PM (MvA9C)

197 We were competent druggies in the '70s.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


Maybe we need those drugs back. The current ones are causing things like this:

https://youtu.be/G2h9j191Zcs

Posted by: mikeski at April 02, 2024 09:45 PM (DgGvY)

198
Then Hell ... why ? The 70s included 74 - with us getting the fuck out of 'Nam while the getting was somewhat good. Did it seriously feel good, watching folks in blindfolds sitting in that embassy, because you were doing stronk on your bench ... with those concrete weights ?

The even / odd gas days ? Did you prefer it because it pushed you to ride the bike ? The gauzy memorable days where Mom and Dad stayed home because they couldn't afford to do much else ?
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:43 PM (FzLWZ

Hence Ronald Reagan..

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:45 PM (pqOO2)

199 Penalizing remittances would perhaps *not* be as effective as desired, but *would* be a massive step Above Zero in terms of Good.

And given that the Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, I really don't GAF if they ain't the Perfect solution.

How's this for a spin? Impose the penalties UNTIL at least TEN MILLION Illegals have Un Assed These United States.

And then we can consider reducing the confiscation percentages, a bit more every year, IN KEEPING WITH the CONTINUED departure of the Illegals, until their numbers drop below the level of a Rounding Error.

Long as we're playing this game, we can also charge the Countries which send the MOST, the HIGHEST PERCENTAGES of confiscations, too.

Operation Dinero Denial.

It WOULD let them know, the times, they gettin' real.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX





Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2024 09:45 PM (e6UQI)

200 G’rump928(c) @ 204-
That’s it right there. Healthy working people where ever you looked, no crackheads, no grown men walking down the street in basketball uniforms, grown women wearing clothes so tight their ob-gyn could examine them without a light.1970s were clean compared to today.

Posted by: Eromero at April 02, 2024 09:48 PM (NxC5+)

201 176 The remittance steal isn't about getting the money, it is part of making things as hard and expensive on the illegals as possible.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:24 PM (L13ne)

So only illegals remit money? What about legal naturalized immigrants that play by the rules and remit money? Screw them, right?

Here's a crazy idea: maybe have system where businesses cannot hire illegals even if they wanted to. Go after those hiring people who have no right to work here, and not punish people who play by the rules and come here the right way. Weird, huh?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:48 PM (8sMut)

202 President Biden and Donald Trump are still getting 15% to 25% of voters in their own party primaries to vote other tonight.

Posted by: exodus 21:22-25 at April 02, 2024 09:49 PM (BtKp1)

203 We were young and broke and didn't care.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:42 PM (L13ne)

We? Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:49 PM (pqOO2)

204 I am just barely old enough to have filled up the motorcycle and gotten a pack of Marlboros for a total of one dollar.

Inflation is a killer of dreams.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:49 PM (L13ne)

205 The thing about the '70s that made it the best was that I was young and strong then. Except for maybe the Great Depression, probably every person has looked back very fondly on their years between 15 and 30.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

The 70s really sucked for my family, the only thing the 80s had going for me was a bunch of senior enlisted paranoid AF infantry and lrrp NCOs, and a crusty assed CW4 that watched the Bay of Pigs from a nuke battery near Key West as a Sp4 mentoring me in Nike Hercules. Oh. And Smash said 'yes' in Oct of '83. That's the best damned thing in the world that ever happened to me until Junior-ette was born in '04.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 02, 2024 09:50 PM (MsrgL)

206 203 Penalizing remittances would perhaps *not* be as effective as desired, but *would* be a massive step Above Zero in terms of Good.

And given that the Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, I really don't GAF if they ain't the Perfect solution.

How's this for a spin? Impose the penalties UNTIL at least TEN MILLION Illegals have Un Assed These United States.

And then we can consider reducing the confiscation percentages, a bit more every year, IN KEEPING WITH the CONTINUED departure of the Illegals, until their numbers drop below the level of a Rounding Error.

Long as we're playing this game, we can also charge the Countries which send the MOST, the HIGHEST PERCENTAGES of confiscations, too.

Operation Dinero Denial.

It WOULD let them know, the times, they gettin' real.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Love ya, Jim, but this hinders more than helps, and goes after people who play by the rules instead. I'd rather punish businesses that hire people who do not have a right to work here so severely they will not think to hire illegals. In fact, set things up so that they are impossible to do business with. They will deport themselves.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:51 PM (8sMut)

207
A better statement could not be made. We are caught between the Left and Right Boomers. It really explains ... just about everything.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:44 PM (FzLWZ)

Pull my finger...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:51 PM (pqOO2)

208 Monetary Inflation should be under 1%. At 1% prices would double in the average lifetime. Not good but tolerable. To have prices double in under a decade is the death of countries.

I am honestly surprised that we are as well off as a nation as we still are.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:55 PM (L13ne)

209 Taiwan earthquake
https://tinyurl.com/2wzm87b6

Posted by: Ciampino - feathering the nests at April 02, 2024 09:56 PM (qfLjt)

210 Yeah, the 70s.

High as a kite every day and every night... sometimes the wind wasn't right.

Posted by: davidt at April 02, 2024 09:56 PM (SYTee)

211 If there is a will, there is a way. You can imagine one Guatamalan saying "Hey, I gotta make a trip down to Guatamala City in the next week. Instead of having the feds steal 50% of your money, I'll take it in cash for you guys." So a group of people have one person take down their money, getting around the 50% remittance steal.

You honestly don't think people will think of things like that to get around attempts to steal money by legal means?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:23 PM (8sMut)

So what you do is not tax remittances at 50%, that creates too much incentive to evade the the tax, Tax them at 15% instead. Fuckers might want to evade that tax, but the alternatives themselves might be costly.

Laffer curve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 09:57 PM (tkR6S)

212 ...Love ya, Jim, but this hinders more than helps, and goes after people who play by the rules instead. I'd rather punish businesses that hire people who do not have a right to work here so severely they will not think to hire illegals. In fact, set things up so that they are impossible to do business with. They will deport themselves.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:51 PM (8sMut)



I can see your point, so I'll zig this way and add a zag.

For PENALTY FREE remittances, set up the system to require a scan of a valid Green Card's Bar Code.

And like magic, the entire amount transmits, free and clear.

Of course, said bar code scan being validated against the Legal Resident Alien database, updated every Midnight, D.C. time.

Perfect? No. Doable. Ask our embedded I.T. Boffins. Some of them could likely set it up in a day.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2024 09:57 PM (e6UQI)

213 190 This is the odd part apart the Boomers. You act like you loved the 70s. You also, here, love the 80s because of Reagan. Yet you conveniently forget that you were both.

I don't think the Liberal Boomers forgot at all. But they hate the 80s. And they want to make the 70s again.
Posted by: How Things Work at April 02, 2024 09:36 PM (FzLWZ)

How many election campaigns have you volunteered for?

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at April 02, 2024 09:58 PM (pqOO2)

214 I'd rather punish businesses that hire people who do not have a right to work here so severely they will not think to hire illegals. In fact, set things up so that they are impossible to do business with. They will deport themselves.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:51 PM (8sMut)


This, and cut them off from all welfare and subsidies.

Back to the Shadows with them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:59 PM (L13ne)

215 and finally do something about the anchor baby shit.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:00 PM (L13ne)

216 So what you do is not tax remittances at 50%, that creates too much incentive to evade the the tax, Tax them at 15% instead. Fuckers might want to evade that tax, but the alternatives themselves might be costly.

Laffer curve.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 09:57 PM (tkR6S)

With respect to you and Jim, we can do all that, all well in good, but before remittances even occur, I wanna know why they have a job here in the first place.

In fact, to Jim's point...hell, have any illegal trying to remit anything busted immediately. You find out who hired them, and you do them worse.

Make it so they can't get jobs here, they can't get DLs or do anything with government, and they basically cannot live here at all. Let's be a serious country!

(And not go after people who do the right thing to begin with.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:01 PM (8sMut)

217 The drums have stopped!


ONT

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:02 PM (L13ne)

218 Oh...that reminds me...I have to pick up some hot-dogs at the store tomorrow...

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at April 02, 2024 10:02 PM (XMwZJ)

219 If a few legal immigrants have to pay more for sending money back home, oh well too bad. No policy is perfect and very policy ends up hurting the “good guys” in some way.

Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 10:03 PM (hxe/1)

220 Fly, you fools!

*Bass solo*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Come Sail Away with me, You guys at April 02, 2024 10:04 PM (MvA9C)

221 217 and finally do something about the anchor baby shit.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:00 PM (L13ne)

Yep. Redefine the meaning of citizenship so that goes away. And catch people overstaying/misusing their visas by having exit visas. (Many countries I have been to check your passport coming AND going - why not us?) Build a nice shiny wall that funnels people to Ports of Entry. Construct a system of immigration that benefits both sides. (We have 8% unemployment? Sorry. You better be a doc or an engineer if you want to TRY to become a citizen. We have 2% unemployment? OK, we can afford to let more in. But that drops as unemployment rises.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:06 PM (8sMut)

222 221 If a few legal immigrants have to pay more for sending money back home, oh well too bad. No policy is perfect and very policy ends up hurting the “good guys” in some way.
Posted by: Montec at April 02, 2024 10:03 PM (hxe/1)

So you are no better than the Statists/Socialists screwing up things now. You played yourself.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:07 PM (8sMut)

223 So only illegals remit money? What about legal naturalized immigrants that play by the rules and remit money? Screw them, right?

Here's a crazy idea: maybe have system where businesses cannot hire illegals even if they wanted to. Go after those hiring people who have no right to work here, and not punish people who play by the rules and come here the right way. Weird, huh?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 09:48 PM (8sMut)

How about this? You can't do a remittance through legal channels at all unless you show proof of citizenship, or legal resident status. And put a cap on remittances, so the one legal guy in the family cannot remit for all the wetbacks. Size of cap? Ten percent of one's taxable income in the preceding year. No pay income tax? No remittance for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 10:07 PM (tkR6S)

224 210 Monetary Inflation should be under 1%. At 1% prices would double in the average lifetime. Not good but tolerable. To have prices double in under a decade is the death of countries.

I am honestly surprised that we are as well off as a nation as we still are.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 09:55 PM (L13ne)

Prices doubling in an average lifetime is not bad at all. You aren't going to eliminate inflation forever. Besides, if you want to tame it to the maximum, ensure your economy spends money on 1) a good or 2) a service to the max extent possible. 3) the government is neither 1) nor 2) so this should be spent on very sparingly.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:09 PM (8sMut)

225 Legal resident for less than 10 years and convicted of a felony? Gone! Lifetime ban on reentry.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:10 PM (L13ne)

226 How about this? You can't do a remittance through legal channels at all unless you show proof of citizenship, or legal resident status. And put a cap on remittances, so the one legal guy in the family cannot remit for all the wetbacks. Size of cap? Ten percent of one's taxable income in the preceding year. No pay income tax? No remittance for you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 02, 2024 10:07 PM (tkR6S)

All well and good, but why are they here to begin with, at all. Before we get to remittances, and trying to screw people who play by the rules, I want to know why illegal immigrants are working in the first place and what businesses they work for, who are breaking our labor laws with reckless abandon.

I want their lives to so suck here that they HAVE to go home.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:12 PM (8sMut)

227 The idea behind fiat money, besides the inevitable theft by the government, is that the supply of money needs to keep pace with the creation of goods and the expansion of the population even if you don't discover any new gold or silver deposits. Otherwise productivity stagnates for want of currency and/or you get deflation.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:14 PM (L13ne)

228 Oh, by the way, AOP...visiting Canada is nice an all, but what's the deal with paying GST on postage stamps? Hell, WE don't even do that here.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:14 PM (8sMut)

229 229 The idea behind fiat money, besides the inevitable theft by the government, is that the supply of money needs to keep pace with the creation of goods and the expansion of the population even if you don't discover any new gold or silver deposits. Otherwise productivity stagnates for want of currency and/or you get deflation.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 02, 2024 10:14 PM (L13ne)

Why people think "fiat money" is bad I have no idea. Money is a medium of exchange. Nothing more, nothing less. It is not a store of value. If you want that, start investing.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 02, 2024 10:16 PM (8sMut)

230 >>> not just in the taste of the food, but the appearance, the smell and that first bite melt-in-the-mouth moment.” Psychologist Jo Hemmings
------------

Are we having a CBD moment?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 02, 2024 10:19 PM (v55R6)

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