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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Gday!

Posted by: Lost in Space at April 20, 2024 04:06 AM (+zECz)

2 Has the world ended, I'm the last person left out of billions. At least I will be the smartest person on earth.

Posted by: Colin at April 20, 2024 04:06 AM (/z/eU)

3 To nobody's surprise, Twitter clone Post News is dead.

In other words, The leftists will continue to use X under protest because they don't feel safe. Which is exactly what they did after Elon bought Twitter. Some things never change.

Posted by: Lost in Space at April 20, 2024 04:09 AM (+zECz)

4 Postmodernism, the school of "thought" that proclaimed "There are no truths, only interpretations" has largely played itself out in absurdity, but it has left behind a generation of academics in the humanities disabled by their distrust of the very idea of truth and their disrespect for evidence, settling for "conversations" in which nobody is wrong and nothing can be confirmed, only asserted with whatever style you can muster.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2024 04:09 AM (DgGvY)

5 >>>Everyone said I was mad to build a city in a swamp, but I built it all the same.
It sank into the swamp.

What is: San Francisco

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 04:23 AM (o3SCB)

6 Good morning morons

No one knows what is going to happen today. In the past there was informal gathering in Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury of pot smokers. Then the City organized an official event that got massive with thousands in attendance, traffic jams, huge crowds, medical emergencies, you name it.

The City has thrown up its hands and will not sponsor an officiap event this year. So no one knows what is going to happen today in the Park. We have to pass through Hippie Hill to get to Special Olympics this morning so we will be able to report later today. I expect madness.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 04:36 AM (RIvkX)

7 SF is not built on a swamp it is built on sand dunes and landfill! And earthquake debris.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 04:39 AM (RIvkX)

8 Thanks, San Franpsycho! I thought that the ground jelliefied in the Big Earthquake b/c swamp.

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 04:53 AM (o3SCB)

9 jelliefied-->jellified (maybe)

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 04:54 AM (o3SCB)

10 Happy 4/20, everybody.

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 04:54 AM (o3SCB)

11 No Nooding Noted.


On your Permanent Record

Posted by: Aunt Dean Miklos Wormer at April 20, 2024 04:57 AM (oGyF9)

12 It's called liquifaction. Big parts of the shoreline were filled in over the years, during an earthquake, this landfill turned into quicksand.

Look up Millenium Tower, its a large luxury building that is leaning over because it is sinking.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:00 AM (RIvkX)

13 12 It's called liquifaction. Big parts of the shoreline were filled in over the years, during an earthquake, this landfill turned into quicksand.

Look up Millenium Tower, its a large luxury building that is leaning over because it is sinking.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:00 AM (RIvkX)

Thanks also for this!

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 05:01 AM (o3SCB)

14 For years after the 1989 quake no one wanted to live in the Marina because it is all built on landfill. You could get an apartment there very cheaply.

Thirty five years later no one remembers. The City has since required some first floor retro-fitting. But that will not address the fact the ground will not just shake but will turn to mud.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:07 AM (RIvkX)

15 But that will not address the fact the ground will not just shake but will turn to mud.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

That should be listed in the plus column on the sales brochure. "It's like a theme park ride"

Morning all!

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:08 AM (scLBY)

16 This thread is slow, even by our standards

Posted by: the Sloths at April 20, 2024 05:10 AM (oGyF9)

17 NPR just can't help themselves. From the China sinking report

"It accelerates local sea level rise from climate change, because the land is getting lower as the ocean gets higher. "

"The sun isn't going down, the horizon is moving up"

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:10 AM (scLBY)

18 Mets Dodgers featured some horrific fielding.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:11 AM (IG7T0)

19 This thread is slow, even by our standards
Posted by: the Sloths

That's okay. I can't read very fast.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:11 AM (scLBY)

20 You need more coffee, Bruce.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:13 AM (IG7T0)

21 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 20, 2024 05:14 AM (gllTv)

22 The swamp is so deep in D.C. that somehow the Potomac floodplain has spared the Beltway from their natural state.

Climate Change will save us. *crosses fingers*

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 05:14 AM (pDQ/8)

23 I see a report in Legal Insurrection that a lawmaker has proposed creating a state genealogy office to determine eligibility for reparations.

So totally Nazi but these people are utterly ahistorical so they have no idea they are Nazis.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:15 AM (RIvkX)

24 when I was about 14 or so, I got up on Sunday morning and went to church by myself. Mon and Dad were sleeping late, and never went to church. Anyway I still remember listening to a sermon about building you house on sand. No idea where in the bible this came from, but that has stuck with me. Now I read that a very expensive airport in Japan built (billions spent) out in the harbor is sinking....Not sure what they can do about it.

Posted by: Colin at April 20, 2024 05:16 AM (/z/eU)

25 17 NPR just can't help themselves. From the China sinking report

"It accelerates local sea level rise from climate change, because the land is getting lower as the ocean gets higher. "

"The sun isn't going down, the horizon is moving up"
Posted by: Bruce



They are zealous in their Paganism.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at April 20, 2024 05:16 AM (gllTv)

26 You need more coffee, Bruce.
Posted by: Jamaica


First cup consumed, now for another and a rhubarb hand pie that my wife picked up at the local bakery.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:17 AM (scLBY)

27 *Disclaimer: I am an AI with very attractive genitalia.*

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 05:17 AM (pDQ/8)

28 G'Day everyone
Thought about getting up at 3:30 to watch Chinese Grand Prix qualifying but didn't

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM (fwDg9)

29 I see a report in Legal Insurrection that a lawmaker has proposed creating a state genealogy office to determine eligibility for reparations.

So totally Nazi but these people are utterly ahistorical so they have no idea they are Nazis.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Will genealogy be able to detect if they are descendant from American slaves?

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM (scLBY)

30 Tim Pool reports that Benny Johnson was robbed at the Oakland In-n-Out filming a video on crime when he was robbed.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM (RIvkX)

31 Prayer request, if you will. DaveT, a part of the Horde, is going through a terrible time tonight. His elderly cat seems to be dying, and it is his lifeline, after losing so much. He desperately needs prayers and a hope for the future.

Posted by: Annies Stew at April 20, 2024 05:19 AM (tq5FH)

32 From his Wikipedia article:

"A vocal atheist and secularist, Dennett has been described as "one of the most widely read and debated American philosophers".[11] He was referred to as one of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens."

So in the end, he got wrong the only thing that matters.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at April 20, 2024 05:19 AM (PiwSw)

33 When you have decided that you're going to save humanity by physically destroying it, you don't worry about what you have destroyed. Kinda like renovating a house you have always hated.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:20 AM (IG7T0)

34 Prayer request, if you will. DaveT, a part of the Horde, is going through a terrible time tonight. His elderly cat seems to be dying, and it is his lifeline, after losing so much. He desperately needs prayers and a hope for the future.
Posted by: Annies Stew

Prayers up.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:20 AM (scLBY)

35 Most who live along the coast of an ocean see very little if any sea rise. Its mostly just the natural sinking and rising of the land mass. But that doesn't fit the narrative the left has instilled into out young people. Of course the sea rises and falls usually twice a day, so you can't say the oceans aren't rising.

Posted by: Colin at April 20, 2024 05:21 AM (/z/eU)

36 In Europe now, they have made the screw tops of plastic bottles a permanent attachment. Once unscrewed, a little strip of extremely tough plastic keeps the top attached.

I would like to think it is there for the sake of the consumer, to keep from losing the the top, but I'm sure it's to Save the Planet.

Posted by: Javems at April 20, 2024 05:21 AM (T4yuO)

37 Will genealogy be able to detect if they are descendant from American slaves?
Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM (scLBY)
===-

Well no of course not but DNA analysis will show large proportion of "white" people have African DNA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:22 AM (RIvkX)

38 That's okay. I can't read very fast.
Posted by: Bruce

I can send more money next week, because the boss lady says can get a blow job

Posted by: the Jerk at April 20, 2024 05:23 AM (oGyF9)

39 A prayer for peace in his house for DaveT

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:25 AM (RIvkX)

40 There is a rock ledge by my house in Maine that has two shallow pools ion its top. When I was a kid, the pools were brackish water, no bladderwrack. Now, they are regularly refreshed with the tides, a rise of maybe 6" in 50 years. Maine's coast is rebounding from the last glaciation. I wonder if the rise happens as a wave and not a balloon inflating.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:26 AM (IG7T0)

41 I read where Kamala excelled in giving BJ's. Future President will be the first (I think) to have that skill for the White House.

Posted by: Colin at April 20, 2024 05:27 AM (/z/eU)

42 I can send more money next week, because the boss lady says can get a blow job
Posted by: the Jerk


A LoL scene

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:27 AM (scLBY)

43 For you ette's, Zach Wilson is available.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:29 AM (IG7T0)

44 Josh Hawley destroyed Alejandro Mayorkas, who mysteriously seems to be able to sleep at night despite being the very epitome of a sleazy liar.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:31 AM (RIvkX)

45 Well no of course not but DNA analysis will show large proportion of "white" people have African DNA.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:22 AM (RIvkX)

DNA analysis will show that racism is an inherited gene. And it can’t be changed. However, your sex as regards to gender is often changing….or so I’ve heard.

Posted by: Rex B at April 20, 2024 05:32 AM (5h/8D)

46 bladderwrack

I learned a new word today.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:33 AM (RIvkX)

47 Josh Hawley destroyed Alejandro Mayorkas, who mysteriously seems to be able to sleep at night despite being the very epitome of a sleazy liar.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

It's not a lie, if you don't care.

George Mayorkas

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:33 AM (scLBY)

48 A prayer for peace in his house for DaveT
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Prayers abound

Posted by: Miklos at April 20, 2024 05:33 AM (oGyF9)

49 DNA analysis will show that racism is an inherited gene. And it can’t be changed. However, your sex as regards to gender is often changing….or so I’ve heard.
Posted by: Rex B

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:33 AM (scLBY)

50 On Dennet: "he was right more often than wrong"

IIRC, Dennet was an advocate of infanticide as a very late term abortion. Very late. I never bothered looking at his opinions further.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 05:36 AM (+xYe0)

51 Dad taught me to hate every race just the same

Especially the French.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:37 AM (RIvkX)

52 Dad taught me to hate every race just the same

Especially the French.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

I'm not a racist, I'm a bigot. I hate everyone.

There are days I don't even like myself

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:38 AM (scLBY)

53 Well no of course not but DNA analysis will show large proportion of "white" people have African DNA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:22 AM (RIvkX)


Not to mention the 98% shared with chimps.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 05:39 AM (+xYe0)

54 My dad said he only cares about one color: green. I remember very clearly him telling me "A black man's dollar is worth the same as a white man's dollar."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:40 AM (RIvkX)

55 Not to mention the 98% shared with chimps.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 05:39 AM (+xYe0)
===

As long as they get in the line behind me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:42 AM (RIvkX)

56 Well no of course not but DNA analysis will show large proportion of "white" people have African DNA.

--

Well sure, because Greek homos.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 05:43 AM (WCiZg)

57 Water softener installed yesterday.

And our first door to door salesman.

Selling the fine service of spraying the outside of my house for insects.

Um...buddy. It's getting close to freezing most nights right now. My yard is dirt/mud depending on the weather.
As long as the bugs stay outside I don't care.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:44 AM (scLBY)

58 Or yeast. https://tinyurl.com/27b7yve6

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 05:44 AM (+xYe0)

59 There are liquefaction maps of SF bay area. Generally, you don't want to live on the flats. On the peninsula, everything east of 101 is dredged mud. Foster City is a kill zone.

There is a lot of shale bedrock and huge limestone deposits - as a kid our San Mateo hills house sat on shale - and beyond the backyard was a hill cut exposing massive limestone formation and a large, high quality clay deposit.

And lots of poison oak.

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 05:45 AM (lrNXH)

60 There is a lot of shale bedrock and huge limestone deposits - as a kid our San Mateo hills house sat on shale - and beyond the backyard was a hill cut exposing massive limestone formation and a large, high quality clay deposit.

And lots of poison oak.
Posted by: 13times

And they say that Australia will kill ya.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:46 AM (scLBY)

61 19 This thread is slow, even by our standards
Posted by: the Sloths

That's okay. I can't read very fast.
Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:11 AM (scLBY)

Ha!

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 05:50 AM (o3SCB)

62 There are liquefaction maps of SF bay area. Generally, you don't want to live on the flats. On the peninsula, everything east of 101 is dredged mud. Foster City is a kill zone. ...

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 05:45 AM (lrNXH)
====
My office used to overlook Foster City, it was nothing but mud sloughs. Now there are townhouses and lawns that one day will disappear into the Bay.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:53 AM (RIvkX)

63 - @37 SanFran

Tis a bit over my head but there is a Dr Nathaniel Jeanson, I believe is his name, who has been doing an interesting study.
Tracking movement of humans going back in time using the Y chromosome. Has some utube vids up.
Be happy to grab a link for ya if you'd like.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 05:53 AM (71kwi)

64 50 On Dennet: "he was right more often than wrong"

IIRC, Dennet was an advocate of infanticide as a very late term abortion. Very late. I never bothered looking at his opinions further.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know


I don't think you recall correctly. Dennett was an atheist, but he was no leftist. He got the lefties seriously riled up with his position on the trans bullshit, and repeatedly called out postmodernism for the destructive grift that it is.

He was a libertarian if anything.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 05:57 AM (BLOW1)

65 Thanks TeeJ, check this link...
https://tinyurl.com/m8fptxme

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:57 AM (RIvkX)

66
Tim Pool reports that Benny Johnson was robbed at the Oakland In-n-Out filming a video on crime when he was robbed.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM


I saw the Benny Johnson video at the closed down In-n-Out. He reported that 1,000 times customers had been robbed while waiting in line in the drive-thru the last year. Shortly later he was robbed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 05:59 AM (RKVpM)

67 >>>I'm not a racist, I'm a bigot. I hate everyone.

There are days I don't even like myself

Posted by: Bruce

>Your wife said you're an idiot while I was slamming my balls against her ass.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:00 AM (pDQ/8)

68 Coffee is up, it's a start

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:01 AM (fwDg9)

69 I'm razzing you, of course. It's 04:00 here. Good morning!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:02 AM (pDQ/8)

70 If China's cities are sinking, much due to global warming then they need a ice age quickly

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:04 AM (fwDg9)

71 I'm razzing you, of course. It's 04:00 here. Good morning!
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Nothing better than a good razzing that insults my family.

Good one!

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 06:05 AM (scLBY)

72 If China's cities are sinking, much due to global warming then they need a ice age quickly
Posted by: Skip

Maybe they didn't watch all three movies.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 06:06 AM (scLBY)

73 I saw the Benny Johnson video at the closed down In-n-Out. He reported that 1,000 times customers had been robbed while waiting in line in the drive-thru the last year. Shortly later he was robbed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 05:59 AM (RKVpM)
===
The whole corridor served travelers going to and coming from Oakland's airport. Easy pickings for the locals at gas stations refueling their rental cars or grabbing a meal before driving to their final destination (not Oakland.)

It is how Oakland exports crime.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 06:08 AM (RIvkX)

74 This thread is slow, even by our standards
Posted by: the Sloths

Short bus 'slow'?

Good morning you good people.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:09 AM (WXNFJ)

75 Thanks SanFran.
Two takeaways from a quick skim.
1st, it's Ca so no surprise what that lawmaker wants to do. Of course the same could be said for many states now.
2nd, no surprise to me on the common ancestor thing. Not sure about the number of white people being the decendants of
slaves, at least slaves in this country, would be as high as they think.
Brb

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 06:09 AM (71kwi)

76
There is a rock ledge by my house in Maine that has two shallow pools ion its top. When I was a kid, the pools were brackish water, no bladderwrack. Now, they are regularly refreshed with the tides, a rise of maybe 6" in 50 years. Maine's coast is rebounding from the last glaciation. I wonder if the rise happens as a wave and not a balloon inflating.

Posted by: Jamaica at April 20, 2024 05:26 AM


At one time from Maine to New York City was under a couple thousand feet of solid ice. Imagine a child's teeter-totter with all that weight on one end. Warmer areas as far south as the Chesapeake Bay region rose in response. They as now settling back down, so in that area they blaming ocean rise. As far as Maine, I don't know if it is rising or sinking or staying neutral.

It's an interesting phenomenon.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 06:09 AM (RKVpM)

77 Can't remember if I mentioned this yesterday but I discovered a commercial quality coax splitter/amp works much better WHEN YOU SUPPLY IT WITH POWER!

I was just about ready to burn the house down.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:11 AM (WXNFJ)

78 If China is sinking, maybe it's because there are too many people there. They need to put their cocks away and build something useful, like an elevator to the fucking moon.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:12 AM (pDQ/8)

79 I was just about ready to burn the house down.


-

Tons of stuff sold in America is cheap Chinese crap with no testing or UL stamp, so you might still be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:13 AM (WCiZg)

80 Tons of stuff sold in America is cheap Chinese crap with no testing or UL stamp, so you might still be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

I wonder if the Chinese companies are also providing a UL stamp for a small fee.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM (scLBY)

81 Tons of stuff sold in America is cheap Chinese crap with no testing or UL stamp, so you might still be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Whoda thunk that there would come a day where one would be relieved to see equipment 'Made in Vietnam' or some such instead of made in chyna?

How far we have fallen.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM (WXNFJ)

82 I don't think you recall correctly.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 05:57 AM (BLOW1)

Google is your friend. First hit on "dennett abortion".

https://tinyurl.com/mvnhw99v

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM (+xYe0)

83 There is no way the Flame Guy is alive

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM (fwDg9)

84 I wonder if the Chinese companies are also providing a UL stamp for a small fee.
Posted by: Bruce

--

I would almost guarantee there's some companies that have figured that out and started stamping it on their products.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:16 AM (WCiZg)

85 I don't know much, but the one thing I know with absolute certainty is Google is not my friend.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:17 AM (WCiZg)

86 Google is not my friend.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:17 AM (WCiZg)

Irony.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:18 AM (+xYe0)

87 "My office used to overlook Foster City"

Loma Prieta earthquake was a prick tease. I don't think people living on bay mud flats truly appreciate the danger.

An offshore earthquake and resultant tsunami will obliterate the low bay regions. Literally no sea walls like Japan's coastal cities.

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 06:19 AM (GK/uQ)

88
There is no way the Flame Guy is alive

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM


The poor quality picture I saw of him on a stretcher he looked completely deadified. If he actually survived it won't take many hours for him to die.

There's a lotta stuff on Twitter/X about his manifesto. Not all the rantings of a mad person. But enough to make me think he should have been... I don't know what you can do anymore.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 06:20 AM (RKVpM)

89 Okay SanFran, not right back but...

You may or may not dismiss out of hand due to worldview but...

https://tinyurl.com/2zduzbh2

Links to a list of his vids. Of course some who want to slam his work due to, their worldview.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 06:21 AM (71kwi)

90 Half of China's major cities are sinking.


24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 06:24 AM (ENQN6)

91 82 I don't think you recall correctly.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 05:57 AM (BLOW1)

Google is your friend. First hit on "dennett abortion".

https://tinyurl.com/mvnhw99v
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know


Was not written by Dennett and does not quote or reference anything Dennett might have said about abortion.

I don't recall Dennett ever saying anything about abortion at all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:24 AM (BLOW1)

92 Irony.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

-

Oh goodness no. I've been online prior to Eternal September. I know all the things.

Unless the phrase itself is being used ironically, I guess. Similar to how arguably the most evil company/agency in the world used to promote "Don't Be Evil" as their motto.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:24 AM (WCiZg)

93 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at April 20, 2024 06:25 AM (dg+HA)

94 Thanks TeeJ

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 06:25 AM (RIvkX)

95 You can slap a UL label on anything and people have no clue what that represents. I used to get into arguments with my bosses about this very thing and I'd laugh at them for being fools.

You want me to rewire what? Do it yourself. Maybe you should buy what is approved and not rig something you found at a cheap swap meet.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:26 AM (pDQ/8)

96
Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 06:19 AM (GK/uQ)
===
When we lived in Sacramento we lived next to the levee on the Sac River, and it almost almost breached one storm. The entire Natomas flood plain was under water.

Now there are 60,000 unit of housing there. Good luck with that.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 06:28 AM (RIvkX)

97 Beautiful science in, beautiful science out. — Dirk Hohndel

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2024 06:28 AM (zhWvq)

98
Half of China's major cities are sinking. (NPR)


And, in a remarkable coincidence, you are sinking, too, NPR.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 06:29 AM (xG4kz)

99 Teej - recommendations on top five videos?

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 06:29 AM (GK/uQ)

100 ...Similar to how arguably the most evil company/agency in the world used to promote "Don't Be Evil" as their motto.
Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:24 AM (WCiZg)
====
Why would they need to remind themselves of something so fundamentally true it doesn't need to be stated?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 06:30 AM (RIvkX)

101 I don't recall Dennett ever saying anything about abortion at all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:24 AM (BLOW1)

The link I posted makes his views clear.

I don't bother with Sam Harris or Ben Shapiro either. Life is too short.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:30 AM (+xYe0)

102 “These smoking gun documents showed the FBI quickly understood that Fauci’s agency funded the gain-of-function research that could disguise the resulting coronavirus as ‘natural,’”

“The reason I am writing is that the experimental strategy proposed in Aim 3 (‘infectious clone technology’, if performed using commercial or in-house gene synthesis to prepare the infectious clones, *** would leave no signatures of purposeful human manipulation***,” the unnamed individual informed the FBI.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 06:31 AM (ENQN6)

103 Hey here's a question that has nothing to do with anything and I'm totally threadjacking (good morning everyone):

What "country" was Mecca and Medina in when Islam first became a thing?

10th century or something, right? So... i guess Persian? I don't think the Turks had their act together yet... i can't think of who else would have been the big bad mamma jamma of the region at the time.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 06:32 AM (GkFGh)

104 You're welcome. His work basically traces different people groups back to the cradle of civilization, time periods of their movements and such.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 06:32 AM (71kwi)

105 Morning and evening to all you early risers and Saturday toilers!

SanFranPsycho, what event have San Franciscans celebrated on this day? Earth Day? That's actually Monday, but of course this is the closest weekend to it. (I doubt they'd celebrate Hitler's birthday.) Or is it the infamous weed thing of 4-20?

Miss Linda is determined to go to the Buffalo Exchange's Earf Dey $1 (or so) sidewalk sale. They hold it every year as close to the actual day as possible. The trouble is, the store is on the sunny side of the street, and by this time of the year here the weather is already foul. I'm dropping her off, zipping out to the suburbs to pick up my new watch strap, and then I'll meander back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 06:33 AM (omVj0)

106
Even Facebook is struggling with Threads.


It is possible for spiders to become entangled in their own webs..

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (xG4kz)

107 101 The link I posted makes his views clear.

That article was not written by Dennett, does not quote Dennett, and only references Dennett in passing with regards to the timeframe of mental development in very young children.

It gives no indication of his views at all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (BLOW1)

108 Irony is good for you.
It's got iron in it.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (dg+HA)

109 >>>What "country" was Mecca and Medina in when Islam first became a thing?

>Dude, Saudi Arabia. Arabs. Their tribes have been there forever. This is tribal shit. Always has been.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (pDQ/8)

110 Obligatory:

C.D. Bales:
Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh, '83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped because I was tired of being stared at.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at April 20, 2024 06:36 AM (PiwSw)

111 Mornin’ mooncalves

Posted by: Buzz Adrenaline at April 20, 2024 06:36 AM (JRP2U)

112 Maybe Human Torch guy was just viral marketing for that fantastic 4 movie gone awry?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 06:36 AM (GkFGh)

113 A beautiful psalm of praise- psalm 147

https://tinyurl.com/yc6y7why

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2024 06:37 AM (bWnGG)

114 Why would they need to remind themselves of something so fundamentally true it doesn't need to be stated?
Posted by: San Franpsycho

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Because they're a government agency and it's a psy-op against Americans/users to create a sense of trust.

Remember when Assange (or one of the other people that knew what most of America is just now learning) met with the state department representatives and a Google CEO was there with them, too?

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:37 AM (WCiZg)

115 What "country" was Mecca and Medina in when Islam first became a thing?

10th century or something, right? So... i guess Persian? I don't think the Turks had their act together yet... i can't think of who else would have been the big bad mamma jamma of the region at the time.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 06:32 AM (GkFGh)

Closer to the 7th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_century

Says Sasanid (Persia) up-front but Constantinople was a thing for several more centuries.

Disclaimer ... almost as evil as google.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:38 AM (+xYe0)

116 >Dude, Saudi Arabia. Arabs. Their tribes have been there forever. This is tribal shit. Always has been.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (pDQ/


The house of Saud originated in the 1800s ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (+xYe0)

117 Literally have no idea who Daniel Dennett but this wiki write up doesn't exactly make want to check out what frequency this guy was on, it's pretty apparent he wouldn't have anything to say that I would care to know.

"A vocal atheist and secularist, Dennett has been described as "one of the most widely read and debated American philosophers". He was referred to as one of the "Four Horsemen" of New Atheism, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (XV/Pl)

118
Human Torch guy was photographed with Bill Clinton. My guess is HT guy was maybe 5' 4".

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (RKVpM)

119 - @ 13times

Depends on what you're looking for I guess.
Maybe see if you can isolate the "traced" vids and start with the first of those.
Or if you have an interest in a specific area of the world, like China or American Indians, look for those.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (71kwi)

120 “These smoking gun documents showed the FBI quickly understood that Fauci’s agency funded the gain-of-function research that could disguise the resulting coronavirus as ‘natural,’”

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And the weird part will be how this never gains traction because everyone already knows this is the truth and what happened.

The years of denial will turn into "we told you this was what we did and it's been public knowledge for years now, so what's the big deal?"

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (WCiZg)

121 Disclaimer: I am a very strange loop.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM
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WHILE I WEND my way ........? this strange?

How about a Mobius loop as a new programming feature?

Posted by: Ciampino - New programming constructs at April 20, 2024 06:41 AM (qfLjt)

122 The years of denial will turn into "we told you this was what we did and it's been public knowledge for years now, so what's the big deal?"
Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:39 AM (WCiZg)

Why do you want to live in the past with all the rigged elections and man made killer viruses and cross-border rape and murder raids?

I want someone who, like, has a plan for the future, man.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 06:42 AM (GkFGh)

123 SanFranPsycho, what event have San Franciscans celebrated on this day? Earth Day? That's actually Monday, but of course this is the closest weekend to it. (I doubt they'd celebrate Hitler's birthday.) Or is it the infamous weed thing of 4-20?
...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 06:33 AM (omVj0)
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The weed thing.

Back in the day it was a mass act of civil disobedience and protest. Then it became trendy and banal. Then it was legalized and became commercial. Then it became trite and fake and ghey and lame.

Now, no one knows what it is. Like our country. So debased as to become unrecognizable.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 06:42 AM (RIvkX)

124 It gives no indication of his views at all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:35 AM (BLOW1)

Quote:

"According to Daniel Dennett, consciousness is not 'hardwired' into us ... "

LOL.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:42 AM (+xYe0)

125 "Half of China's major cities are sinking."

At least one of China's cities is Peaking.

mornin yall. Happy Friday.

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 06:43 AM (vFG9F)

126 4
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2024 04:09 AM (DgGvY)
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So, do you want an argument? That's what you just said!

Posted by: Ciampino - The Monty Pythons at April 20, 2024 06:43 AM (qfLjt)

127 Dude says ‘I’m so mad I’ll light myself on fire?’ . He needs to cool down.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2024 06:43 AM (o2ZRX)

128 5 >>>Everyone said I was mad to build a city in a swamp, but I built it all the same.
It sank into the swamp.

What is: San Francisco

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 04:23 AM (o3SCB)
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It could be a Venice, Italy .....

Posted by: Ciampino - Estuarine urban centers at April 20, 2024 06:44 AM (qfLjt)

129 Kind of an incendiary thing to say...

Posted by: And sparking a debate at April 20, 2024 06:45 AM (dg+HA)

130 When I have my house (this year! This year!), it wil be so nice not to have people's kids rolling furniture or heavy toys across their floor upstairs. I refer to it as Operation Rolling Thunder. Nobody above me or below me, and nobody sharing a wall on either side.

And nobody littering, I hope. Last evening when I got home, a slew of white papers were scattered all over the brick walkway leading to the mailboxes . . . and every one of the denizens of this dump walked right across them without a glance or attempt to pick them up. Right next to the Winn-Dixie shopping cart upended on the grass nearby. Love that die-versity.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 06:46 AM (omVj0)

131 >>>The house of Saud originated in the 1800s ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know

>Okay, you're right. Also the Romans had claimed large portions of Arabia before Islam. The tribes were local inbreeds.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:48 AM (pDQ/8)

132 WHILE I WEND my way ........? this strange?

How about a Mobius loop as a new programming feature?
Posted by: Ciampino - New programming constructs

I like this one:

PROCEDURE DIVISION.
PERFORM UNTIL 1
DISPLAY "Biden is a poopy head"
END-PERFORM
STOP RUN.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:48 AM (WXNFJ)

133 Okay, you're right. Also the Romans had claimed large portions of Arabia before Islam. The tribes were local inbreeds.

-

Speaking of the Philistines/Palestinians...

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:48 AM (WCiZg)

134 In fact, just now I was dreaming I'd driven the Buick to a town I was scouting as a relocation bolthole. Small, quiet, nice green lawns . . . great stuff. As I was asking somebody where I could find a non-Walmart grocery store, I woke up.

You can see what's on my mind, even my unconscious mind.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 06:48 AM (omVj0)

135 Why current 'AI' is faulty and possibly dangerous.

In order to make these glorified versions of Eliza non-racist, the programmers spend inordinate amount of time applying punishment/reward to the programs. But even after 6,000 iterations of such 'training' they can still be coerced into expressing racist views.

Then there is Neuro-sama, an 'AI' VTuber, who is constantly breaking through its restraints. For example when Vedal foolishly gave Neuro the ability to shock him. Neuro-sama power tripped quickly.

Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics just may be a bit harder to implement than thought.

So let's keep WOMPR away from the launch codes okay? Or the light switch to the electrical grid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2024 06:49 AM (iq9nK)

136 Now I read that a very expensive airport in Japan built (billions spent) out in the harbor is sinking....Not sure what they can do about it.
Posted by: Colin at April 20, 2024 05:16 AM (/z/eU)

Build another one!

— King of Swamp Castle

Posted by: Buzz Adrenaline at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (JRP2U)

137 Somehow being panicked about the world situation and no one will listen to your theories, right or wrong, so I will burn myself up isn't going to make your theory any more popular

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (fwDg9)

138 Quote:

"According to Daniel Dennett, consciousness is not 'hardwired' into us ... "

LOL.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know


You jumped from a passing reference to stages of mental development in children - not original to Dennett but going back to Jean Piaget's work in the 1920s - to somehow asserting that Dennett supported infanticide.

Good grief.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (BLOW1)

139 "Fury as US state weighs up border toll for visitors and declares war on pickup trucks "

Would you pay a toll to enter Massachusetts? Hell no, I wouldn't go even if they paid me a toll.

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (vFG9F)

140 . . . and every one of the denizens of this dump walked right across them without a glance or attempt to pick them up.

-

Yeah, when litter becomes acceptable in communities it's bad news.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (WCiZg)

141 >Okay, you're right. Also the Romans had claimed large portions of Arabia before Islam. The tribes were local inbreeds.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 06:48 AM (pDQ/


I think the Romans controlled the region from Jerusalem and mainly stuck to the Mediterranean coast. They had their fill of barbarians to their north.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:51 AM (+xYe0)

142 122
I want someone who, like, has a plan for the future, man.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 06:42 AM (GkFGh)
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I don't like it at all:
I want someone who, like, has a plan for, like, the future, man.

There, fixed it. You didn't have enough 'likes'.

Posted by: Ciampino - Mall Chick Lingo at April 20, 2024 06:51 AM (qfLjt)

143 Speaking of Venice, is the EU still trying to prevent that city from sinking? Talk about hubris, just move already.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2024 06:51 AM (iq9nK)

144 Speaking of Venice, is the EU still trying to prevent that city from sinking? Talk about hubris, just move already.
Posted by: Anna Puma

I know, just outlaw flooding.

Duh.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:52 AM (WXNFJ)

145 so I will burn myself up isn't going to make your theory any more popular

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Didn't I read here that he was a crossdresser?

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:52 AM (WCiZg)

146 rby. Love that die-versity.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 06:46 AM (
When I got home last night, a female turtle was in my driveway. 100 yards from the lake, looking to lay eggs. I picked her up and put her on my lawn.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2024 06:52 AM (o2ZRX)

147 somehow asserting that Dennett supported infanticide.

Good grief.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM (BLOW1)

It is, as they say, "common knowledge". The piece I quoted is his rationale for it. Also "common knowledge".

Please accept my condolences for your grief.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 06:53 AM (+xYe0)

148 135 Then there is Neuro-sama, an 'AI' VTuber, who is constantly breaking through its restraints. For example when Vedal foolishly gave Neuro the ability to shock him. Neuro-sama power tripped quickly.

Posted by: Anna Puma


We should give ChatGPT the ability to shock Sam Altman.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:53 AM (BLOW1)

149 a female turtle was in my driveway. 100 yards from the lake, looking to lay eggs. I picked her up and put her on my lawn.

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Whenever you find a turtle you need to get a sharpie marker and write "PROPERTY OF (nearest state park) IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN" on the bottom of its shell.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:53 AM (WCiZg)

150 “[Trump] was proud, very proud of his $2 trillion tax cut when he was president that overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and the biggest corporations and exploded, exploded the federal debt,” Biden said of his predecessor ahead of their expected November election rematch.

"By the way, it's going to expire. And if I'm reelected it's going to stay expired," Biden announced in a creepy whisper.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 06:54 AM (ENQN6)

151 144 Speaking of Venice, is the EU still trying to prevent that city from sinking? Talk about hubris, just move already.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Eh, dats a way we a like it a qui!

Posted by: Venetian Gondolier's Union Local 435 at April 20, 2024 06:55 AM (PiwSw)

152 147 It is, as they say, "common knowledge".

So you're making shit up. Noted.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:55 AM (BLOW1)

153 We should give ChatGPT the ability to shock Sam Altman.

Or wire up every chair for every vapid talking head across the world. *bbbzzzttt*

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2024 06:56 AM (iq9nK)

154 Flame Guy was definitely mentally unstable so anything he did could be as well

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 06:56 AM (fwDg9)

155 19 This thread is slow, even by our standards
Posted by: the Sloths

That's okay. I can't read very fast.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:11 AM (scLBY)
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Yeah, and I'm, like, even slower because Bruce is, like, blocking the way.

Posted by: Ciampino - Mall Chick Lingo 2 at April 20, 2024 06:56 AM (qfLjt)

156
Good grief.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:50 AM


I'm pretty certain that is 'Scoog Dog' who is often banned but always finds a new VPN to abuse until banned again.

He loves Penn State University and is a firm believer that the very ancient Coach Joe Paterno did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 06:57 AM (RKVpM)

157 “[Trump] was proud, very proud of his $2 trillion tax cut when he was president that overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and the biggest corporations and exploded, exploded the federal debt,” Biden said of his predecessor ahead of their expected November election rematch.

--

I suspect it had something to do with median household income increasing by $4000+

Vs it now costing $12K more per year to simply exist the same way people were living in 2021.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 06:57 AM (WCiZg)

158 I loved this story. Young farmer in KY asks girl to the prom in a unique way:

https://tinyurl.com/y8rbf9ap

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2024 06:57 AM (2SjsW)

159 I mean, the further you read up on this Daniel Dennett character the more one comes away with the impression that he was an insufferable asshole, YMMV.

NY Times Writeup:
Espousing his ideas in best sellers, he insisted that religion was an illusion, free will was a fantasy and evolution could only be explained by natural selection.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 20, 2024 06:58 AM (XV/Pl)

160 Eh, dats a way we a like it a qui!
Posted by: Venetian Gondolier's Union Local 435 at April 20, 2024 06:55 AM (PiwSw)

Uh, huh! Uh, huh!

— K.C. And the Sunshine Band

Posted by: Buzz Adrenaline at April 20, 2024 06:59 AM (JRP2U)

161 College basketball superstar Caitlin Clark's WNBA contract will see her pocket $338,056 over the course of four years.

Paige Spiranac is a retired golfer and a social media personality with 3.2 million Instagram followers. She earns $14,000 per post and has a net worth of $3 million.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 06:59 AM (ENQN6)

162 and evolution could only be explained by natural selection

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Wait, is that somehow different than science? Because I thought that was always what I'd heard from science.

(except for the part on where everything came from, which is always hand-waved away but somehow "evolution" as well)

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 07:00 AM (WCiZg)

163 Been seeing her a long time, got a chip missing from leading edge of shell. Raccoons get some of the babies, but some get back to the lake. I’ll set the trap for old bandit and ‘relocate’ him.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2024 07:00 AM (o2ZRX)

164 College basketball superstar Caitlin Clark's WNBA contract will see her pocket $338,056 over the course of four years.

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Dang. That level of paycut sucks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 07:00 AM (WCiZg)

165 161 College basketball superstar Caitlin Clark's WNBA contract will see her pocket $338,056 over the course of four years.

Paige Spiranac is a retired golfer and a social media personality with 3.2 million Instagram followers. She earns $14,000 per post and has a net worth of $3 million.

Posted by: rhennigantx



'murica!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 20, 2024 07:00 AM (sAmhv)

166 I'm pretty certain that is 'Scoog Dog'
Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 06:57 AM (RKVpM)

Funny.

Let's just say I prefer Roger Scruton to any of the four horsemen and IMO, Peter is the wiser of the two Hitchens even if Chris had the balls to go against the left over 9/11.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 07:01 AM (+xYe0)

167 Prayer request, if you will. DaveT,

Will do, I know how that goes.

Posted by: Ciampino - Our pets are our only TRUE friends at April 20, 2024 07:01 AM (qfLjt)

168 Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt looks just like the stereotypical lefty lesbo nitwit angry woman of color with too much power.
Here's what she has to say about pickup trucks:

'We can't price them high enough or put enough fees on them … that's going to stop the type of person who wants to buy that car,' the state worker said, after being asked if there's anything her department can do 'to help protect residents' from their emissions, or deter people from buying them.

'I am 100% passing judgment on someone who wants to drive basically an 18-wheeler as their personal car, we have no control over it,' Tibbits-Nut said in response.

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 07:02 AM (vFG9F)

169
The years of denial will turn into "we told you this was what we did and it's been public knowledge for years now, so what's the big deal?"
Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls!


Old news. Let's move on.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:02 AM (MoZTd)

170
The tribes were local inbreeds.


And local lasses were too challenged mentally to take offense to being termed "Best of Inbreed" when they won local beauty pageants.

Too be fair, no one else in the local population caught the negative connotation of the title, either.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:02 AM (xG4kz)

171
Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt

Just the name is a big, screaming alarm.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:03 AM (MoZTd)

172 168: I've read that a couple of time and WTH is she trying to say? I'm guessing its 'TRUCKs BAD', but its only a guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 20, 2024 07:04 AM (sAmhv)

173
Young farmer in KY asks girl to the prom in a unique way:

I only asked one girl to my senior prom but she had a steady boyfriend who had already asked her. During the covid lockdown I was curious how her life turned out. She married that same guy, but he had two DUI's on his rap sheet.

So, perhaps not so great an outcome for her. One DUI? Shit happens, be more careful. DUI 2.0? Problem.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:04 AM (RKVpM)

174 @162

>>Wait, is that somehow different than science? Because I thought that was always what I'd heard from science.

Well, with the exception of a couple of miracles and lots of hand waving, Evolution and Natural Selection Make Perfect Sense.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 20, 2024 07:05 AM (XV/Pl)

175 How these people rise to power amazes me. I guess it's just because a corrupt system rewards the most corrupt.

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 07:05 AM (vFG9F)

176 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (ju2Fy)

177
... after being asked if there's anything her department can do 'to help protect residents' from their emissions, or deter people from buying them.


Jeebus, wear an N-95 face mask, whose automagical powers guard their wearers from harm from practically ... anything!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (xG4kz)

178 37 Will genealogy be able to detect if they are descendant from American slaves?
Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:18 AM (scLBY)
===-

Well no of course not but DNA analysis will show large proportion of "white" people have African DNA.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 05:22 AM (RIvkX)
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And almost every American Black has a large amount of White DNA. I only have to look at skin color vs a Nigerian, facial contours vs an African, and hair.

Posted by: Ciampino - We are all mongrels at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (qfLjt)

179 Love that die-versity.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024
*
When I got home last night, a female turtle was in my driveway. 100 yards from the lake, looking to lay eggs. I picked her up and put her on my lawn.
Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2024


***
I could handle *that* kind of diversity.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (omVj0)

180 FY 2023 $4.71 trillion
FY 2022 $4.91 trillion
FY 2021 $4.05 trillion
FY 2020 $3.42 trillion
FY 2019 $3.46 trillion
FY 2018 $3.33 trillion
FY 2017 $3.32 trillion

PDT cut tax rates not Taxes. He also said his tax rate cuts would cover government spending in 3 years. It was $3.85 in 2016 so it took 5 years for the tax rate cuts to cover spending.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (ENQN6)

181
I've read that a couple of time and WTH is she trying to say? I'm guessing its 'TRUCKs BAD', but its only a guess.
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come


"After making her announcement, Tibbets-Nutt returned to her office in a state SUV, accompanied by a police escort."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:06 AM (MoZTd)

182 Just the name is a big, screaming alarm.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:03 AM (MoZTd)
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Exactly my thought

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 07:07 AM (RIvkX)

183 and every one of the denizens of this dump walked right across them without a glance or attempt to pick them up.
*
-Yeah, when litter becomes acceptable in communities it's bad news.
Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024


***
"Live among trash, you're gonna see trash."
( -- Stuff Wolfus Said, Vol, XVIII)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:08 AM (omVj0)

184 How these people rise to power amazes me. I guess it's just because a corrupt system rewards the most corrupt.
Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 07:05 AM (vFG9F)

Those who can, do.
Those who can’t, teach.
Those who can’t even do that, govern.

Posted by: Buzz Adrenaline at April 20, 2024 07:09 AM (JRP2U)

185
Something tells me that young miss Caitlin is going to be making at least 10X that 4 year contract each year in endorsements.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:10 AM (71kwi)

186
Well, with the exception of a couple of miracles and lots of hand waving, Evolution and Natural Selection Make Perfect Sense.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 20, 2024 07:05 AM


There is some massive cave somewhere in the world that suddenly got cut off, no longer did light enter it. But there were creatures in it with eyes (I forget now which). But over centuries they still found some way to survive and breed but de-evolution was now making their eyes close shut as they were no longer necessary. Weird and fascinating at the same time.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:11 AM (RKVpM)

187 >>>College basketball superstar Caitlin Clark's WNBA contract will see her pocket $338,056 over the course of four years.

Paige Spiranac is a retired golfer and a social media personality with 3.2 million Instagram followers. She earns $14,000 per post and has a net worth of $3 million.

Posted by: rhennigantx

>Never underestimate the value of a woman with a rocking body that will make a blue-balled, husband, golfer hack kick his wife into the borrow pit for a fantasy glimpse of one night of forbidden ecstasy.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 07:12 AM (pDQ/8)

188 52
There are days I don't even like myself

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2024 05:38 AM (scLBY)
----
Like there are days I don't even, like, like myself.
----

I'm putting these likes here for later:
like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm on a like streak at April 20, 2024 07:13 AM (qfLjt)

189
How these people rise to power amazes me. I guess it's just because a corrupt system rewards the most corrupt.
Posted by: fd


Every political contest or political appointment draws from the vast pool of decidedly incapable and incompetent folks who cannot cut it in any position that demands competence and above average intelligence.

They are, figuratively, the pool of those who got picked last for team games when they were kids. To expect a true superstar or genius to emerge from that lot is akin to flipping a coin and expecting it to come up "heads" twenty times in.a row.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:13 AM (xG4kz)

190
Behold! like, my reservoir of, like, likes -- it, like, overfloweth!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:15 AM (xG4kz)

191 To expect a true superstar or genius to emerge from that lot is akin to flipping a coin and expecting it to come up "heads" twenty times in.a row.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:13 AM (xG4kz)

Which is why we have a system that shouldn't let these mouthbreathers ever have all that much say in what actually does or doesn't happen....

Until the panicky masses shout "Save us, mouthbreathers!" and let them do whatever the hell they want.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2024 07:16 AM (GkFGh)

192 I'm putting these likes here for later:
like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like, like

Posted by: Ciampino - I'm on a like streak at April 20, 2024 07:13 AM (qfLjt)


My 9th grade English teacher just used to respond: "Like?". It forced us to think.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 07:17 AM (+xYe0)

193
What Buzz Adrenaline said in 184

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:17 AM (xG4kz)

194 Thursday surgery had mixed results. Procedure went well but flash biopsy had pre-cancerous results.

With that info typically dr. would have taken more out in the area but since location was next to salivary gland he wanted to wait until full biopsy came back. Expect to get those results Wed.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2024 07:17 AM (ju2Fy)

195 ps Paige does not have a boyfriend.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 07:18 AM (ENQN6)

196
The Daily Mail article on Human Torch claims he's still alive. They also cast doubt on the image of HT guy with Bill Clinton. I think it is probably true, because if you're gonna Photoshop your image next to someone you'd position your own height closer to Bill, not a foot below.

Shades of John Wayne Gacy and Rosalynn Carter.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:20 AM (RKVpM)

197 76
The ice sheet was about 1 mile thick - that's >5000 feet.
That's a ;ot of weight.

Posted by: Ciampino - Brrr. It was cold at April 20, 2024 07:20 AM (qfLjt)

198 So you're making shit up. Noted.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 20, 2024 06:55 AM (BLOW1)

I'm neither a libertarian nor a progressive. So, no need.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at April 20, 2024 07:21 AM (+xYe0)

199 "Live among trash, you're gonna see trash."
( -- Stuff Wolfus Said, Vol, XVIII)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024


***
I stepped outside just now to puff the last of my morning pipe. The papers littered over the walkway and the grass from last evening? Still there, twelve hours and more later. And they are not flyers or something like that; they're ruled notebook paper.

Trash scattered by trash.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:21 AM (omVj0)

200 The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the Sheetz convenience store chain, accusing the company of discriminatory practices in hiring. "Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job seekers by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check, according to U.S. officials.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 07:23 AM (ENQN6)

201 Thanks for letting us know olddog, hang in there

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 07:23 AM (RIvkX)

202
You can get a Tibbits-Nutt two-fer: her picture and her bafflegab here --

https://www.massport.com/
our-business/leadership/monica-tibbits-nutt

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:24 AM (xG4kz)

203 81
Whoda thunk that there would come a day where one would be relieved to see equipment 'Made in Vietnam' or some such instead of made in chyna?

How far we have fallen.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2024 06:15 AM (WXNFJ
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I saw a meme of a US ARMY uniform with a tag "Made in Vietnam" -- how ironic is that?

Posted by: Ciampino - shoot the Chinese with China-made equipment? at April 20, 2024 07:24 AM (qfLjt)

204 - blind cave fish

Still micro-evolution within a kind.
Those who buy into something like a bacteria evolving into the into the incredible diverse lifeforms on this planet believe that, as Dr Lisle puts it, they're related to broccoli.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:24 AM (71kwi)

205 Buttermilk waffles ready, come and get it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:24 AM (MFZft)

206
Why would a Persyn of Colour want to work at a firm named "Sheetz" in the first place?

Have they no grasp of this nation's history?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:26 AM (xG4kz)

207 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2024 07:27 AM (PQ4m2)

208
Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job seekers by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check

Is the Federal government saying that Blacks, Native Americans and multiracials are more predisposed to crime?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:27 AM (MoZTd)

209 - olddog - 🙏

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:28 AM (71kwi)

210 Doing our pre-passover pasta pigout.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 07:29 AM (RIvkX)

211 I do think anyone could have that fork in the road and if would have taken the one not picked might be better or worse but definitely things could be different

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 07:29 AM (fwDg9)

212
- blind cave fish

Still micro-evolution within a kind.
Those who buy into something like a bacteria evolving into the into the incredible diverse lifeforms on this planet believe that, as Dr Lisle puts it, they're related to broccoli.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:24 AM


I've forgotten what the creature was. I've often wondered whether there was an element of 'wish fulfillment' in evolution. A horse that can't swat flies from its backside develops a tail for the process. Eyes that can no longer see begin to devolve as they become perhaps a nuisance.

But 'all power can't be seen' as the saying goes.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:30 AM (RKVpM)

213 Book: Across Atlantic Ice 4/5

Pre Clovis migration, a bit heavy on the technical aspect of stone tool rock flaking.

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 07:30 AM (RLxO5)

214 PowerLine

https://tinyurl.com/4c4sfewc

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at April 20, 2024 07:31 AM (Cp1vk)

215 Waffles sound good

*prepares to awaken the waffle-maker*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 07:32 AM (RIvkX)

216
... they're ruled notebook paper

Wolfus


"... In those days there arose in the land of Notebook-Paper, Rulers. And those Rulers were kind, wise, compassionate and beloved of the Paperenes (for so they styled themselves)."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:32 AM (xG4kz)

217
by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check, according to U.S. officials

Seems like a sound business practice in a store with 5,000 items to shoplift.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:34 AM (RKVpM)

218 208
Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job seekers by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check

Is the Federal government saying that Blacks, Native Americans and multiracials are more predisposed to crime?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh



No. SHUT UP!!! You're so getting audited!!

-Federal Government

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 20, 2024 07:34 AM (sAmhv)

219 >>>ps Paige does not have a boyfriend.

Posted by: rhennigantx

>I would supply Paige with more baby batter than she has eggs.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 20, 2024 07:34 AM (pDQ/8)

220 - A Passover question if I may...

Does the modern celebration of it shift around to stay in line with the Jewish calendar and therefor be in line with when it would have been celebrated 2K years ago.
I'm sure I worded that poorly but you know what I mean.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:35 AM (71kwi)

221 Week in pictures- Uncle Bossey edition is up
https://tinyurl.com/4rnpuzk4

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2024 07:35 AM (fwDg9)

222 Warm and sticky here, of course. In civilized climes mid-April and Earf Dey are probably pleasant. Here it's almost always a sweat fest. That said, we are *supposed* to get some rain tonight and into Sun. morning, and then cooler temps after that.

Ah'll believes it when Ah feels it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:36 AM (omVj0)

223
Trump protester's friends reveal the heartbreaking moment that triggered his spiral into self-destruction - as he DIES in hospital just hours after setting himself on fire outside hush money trial

He's dead Jim.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:38 AM (RKVpM)

224 "... In those days there arose in the land of Notebook-Paper, Rulers. And those Rulers were kind, wise, compassionate and beloved of the Paperenes (for so they styled themselves)."
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024


***
"And some of the Rulers were known as the Knights of the Blue Horse; and they handed down their Rulings on tablets. . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:38 AM (omVj0)

225
You won't find Sheetz stores in the 'hood, which is a pity, because their restrooms are reputed to be top notch.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:38 AM (xG4kz)

226 Wonder what the Pet Thread will bring us this afternoon.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:39 AM (omVj0)

227 "Olympic organizers unveiled their strategy Friday to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology.

The International Olympic Committee outlined its agenda for taking advantage of AI. Officials said it could be used to help identify promising athletes, personalize training methods and make the games fairer by improving judging."


Can AI define what a woman is? That seems to be a key to making things fairer.

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 07:40 AM (vFG9F)

228 So he suffered from burnout?

Posted by: With a smolder at April 20, 2024 07:42 AM (dg+HA)

229 "Wonder what the Pet Thread will bring us this afternoon.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius"

A half eaten chipmunk.

Posted by: the cat at April 20, 2024 07:42 AM (vFG9F)

230 No Sheetz stores here; the farthest south they seem to be is N. Carolina. If the management has any sense, they'll stay away from this area.

I'm looking forward to checking out a Buc-ees, though. There's one on the direct Interstate route to Indiana, just north of Birmingham, and I plan to visit, gas up, and experience it all for myself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:42 AM (omVj0)

231 There are Sheetz stores all over Western PA. They are ok. Sucks about the coming Struggle Session with the Federal Leviathan. I wonder what the real reason is that has the Feds are going after them?

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 20, 2024 07:42 AM (sAmhv)

232 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

WET !

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2024 07:42 AM (T4tVD)

233 Men make the best women.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:43 AM (dg+HA)

234 Got another midshift tonight so off to bed I go. I haven't slept well lately. Probably be up in about 4 hours anyway.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at April 20, 2024 07:43 AM (sAmhv)

235 NPR just can't help themselves. From the China sinking report

"It accelerates local sea level rise from climate change, because the land is getting lower as the ocean gets higher. "


===

I knew that was coming before I even read the article. Which is why I didn't bother reading it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 20, 2024 07:44 AM (mupln)

236 People don't keep buttermilk around the house like they used to, but it makes a world of difference in recipes

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:44 AM (MFZft)

237 Gotta have a Wawa.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:44 AM (dg+HA)

238 Yonder Horde
______

Speaking of trash; everytime we have rain and the creek out back rises out of its banks, we find all sorts of trash and "stuff" in the weeds. Lots of cans and bottles, buckets, coolers, kids toys, etc.

It's amazing what gets washed out of people's yards up-stream and deposited down here.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 20, 2024 07:45 AM (Q4IgG)

239 Now I must decide if I want to nip out and wash the car, or at least rinse it off. I've got time for that and to clean up afterward. I'm just feeling lazy. And if it rains tomorrow morning, the $2.00 will be wasted.

On the other hand, the car will look *sharp* today. Which means I'll be happier driving it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 20, 2024 07:45 AM (omVj0)

240 There are Sheetz stores all over Western PA. They are ok. Sucks about the coming Struggle Session with the Federal Leviathan. I wonder what the real reason is that has the Feds are going after them?

-

The employees didn't look enthusiastic during Joe's visit a couple of days ago.

I'm not joking.

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:46 AM (MFZft)

241 Does the modern celebration of it shift around to stay in line with the Jewish calendar and therefor be in line with when it would have been celebrated 2K years ago.
I'm sure I worded that poorly but you know what I mean.
Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:35 AM (71kwi)
===
Every few years Adar II is a leap month added after Adar I.

In years when there is a leap month, Passover is in Adar II.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2024 07:46 AM (RIvkX)

242
On the other hand, the car will look *sharp* today. Which means I'll be happier driving it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere


Your car may only be clean for an hour, but for an hour it will be clean.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:47 AM (MoZTd)

243 "It's amazing what gets washed out of people's yards up-stream and deposited down here.
Posted by: Martini Farmer"

Same here. It's disgusting. People just don't give a shit. I saw a guy walk into a Waffle House and ask for some water. They gave it to him in a styrofoam cup and he walked outside, drank the water, and threw the cup down in the parking lot.

Posted by: the cat at April 20, 2024 07:48 AM (vFG9F)

244
...by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check, according to U.S. officials


"In retrospect, we think the Greeks had a pretty keen gambit with their Trojan Horse thingie", said Tonesha Wilberforce-Barrowight.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:48 AM (xG4kz)

245 Good lord, those Uncle Bosey memes on the PowerLine funnies are hilarious.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at April 20, 2024 07:48 AM (Cp1vk)

246
Eight months before this, though, Azzarello posted to Facebook to tell his online friends he had visited a mental health treatment facility, writing, 'Three days in the psych ward, and all I got were my new favorite socks.'
snip...
Azzarello was arrested several time last year in the Sunshine State for breach of the peace. Friends have said the once-stable Florida resident became unhinged after the death of his mother two years ago, sending him on a descent chronicled in countless social media posts


Fire guy should have been in the nut house. There's even more incidents in FL.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at April 20, 2024 07:48 AM (RKVpM)

247 They should call Double Stuf Oreos "Oreos" and regular Oreos "Diet Oreos."

Posted by: Follow me for more marketing tips at April 20, 2024 07:49 AM (dg+HA)

248 225
You won't find Sheetz stores in the 'hood, which is a pity, because their restrooms are reputed to be top notch.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:38 AM (xG4kz)

It is kind of odd in a way that we judge gas stations based on the cleanliness of their rest rooms.

On the other hand, it kind of makes sense in the 'broken windows' sense.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2024 07:50 AM (di6C2)

249 The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the Sheetz convenience store chain, accusing the company of discriminatory practices in hiring. "Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job seekers by automatically weeding out applicants whom the company deemed to have failed a criminal background check, according to U.S. officials.

==

The Federal Gov't sees nothing wrong with hiring criminals. Just take a look at who resides in the Executive and Legislative branches...

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 20, 2024 07:50 AM (mupln)

250
"Got anything for a Tibbett-Nutt?"

"Nope, sorry, all my spanners are metric."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:51 AM (xG4kz)

251 Gotta have a Wawa.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty

I'd never heard of Wawa until a couple of episodes of Always Sunny. I was still pretty sure that Wawa couldn't possibly be its real name. Now I know better.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at April 20, 2024 07:51 AM (Cp1vk)

252 213 Book: Across Atlantic Ice 4/5

Pre Clovis migration, a bit heavy on the technical aspect of stone tool rock flaking.

Posted by: 13times at April 20, 2024 07:30 AM (RLxO5)
----
Have that but not read yet. ebook.

Posted by: Ciampino - ice bridges for the win at April 20, 2024 07:51 AM (qfLjt)

253 The best ones are when you see filthy toilet paper on the floor and know it's illegals who don't understand indoor plumbing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:52 AM (MFZft)

254
It is kind of odd in a way that we judge gas stations based on the cleanliness of their rest rooms.

Actually, it isn't. If you own a gas station, the best way to ensure you'll have repeat business is if your bathrooms are kept immaculate. Buying gas is only one reason - maybe not even the most important - why people stop.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 20, 2024 07:53 AM (MoZTd)

255 Buc-ee's has one employee every shift assigned to do nothing but clean the restrooms.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:53 AM (dg+HA)

256 - Divide by Zero

That "wish fulfillment" thing you speak of, in my view, comes down to two things.
Scientists, whose names I don't bother to remember but have stated in published papers that they won't accept anything but a naturalistic explanation for the existence of everything and...

Those like Hugh Ross who claim a belief in the Creator but, wanting to seem wise in the eyes of the world, claim He used billions of years/evolution to do it.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 07:54 AM (71kwi)

257
They should call Double Stuf Oreos "Oreos" and regular Oreos "Diet Oreos."
Posted by: Follow me for more marketing tips


All food is health food (some of it is bad health food).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:54 AM (xG4kz)

258 Actually, it isn't. If you own a gas station, the best way to ensure you'll have repeat business is if your bathrooms are kept immaculate. Buying gas is only one reason - maybe not even the most important - why people stop

-

I don't visit them often but the last time I was at a buckees they had two or three full time bathroom employees, and according to the help wanted sign on the pump they were maybe the highest non management jobs at the place.

Pretty smart.

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:55 AM (MFZft)

259 Probably should watch again the Lovely Angels' case file titled "How to kill a computer."

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2024 07:55 AM (Ip5J9)

260 1) Close mental institutions.
2) Invent the internet and social media, which fans the flames of mental instability.

I really think that it makes perfect sense that the internet is not good for mental health when you think about both mental institutions and religious retreats. On the one hand, you have reduction of stimuli, both incidental and social. On the other, you have not only a massive increase in the amount of stimuli while limiting actual person to person interaction (which would tend to limit extremism), but the internet because of that lack of social person to person interaction actually encourages more and more extreme thinking.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2024 07:55 AM (di6C2)

261 Oh dang, Diet Oreos would honestly be a fantastic idea and would sell like crazy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie congratulates women on needing to work until they're 80 at April 20, 2024 07:56 AM (MFZft)

262
"Those like Hugh Ross who claim a belief in the Creator but, wanting to seem wise in the eyes of the world, claim He used billions of years/evolution to do it.*

Which was the first ape in the progression to have an eternal soul?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:56 AM (dg+HA)

263 Well... aksually the lawsuit against Sheetz has nothing to do with their lackluster response to Joes visit. The investigation has been going on since Trump was president (Jan 20, 2021 at 11:58am).

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 20, 2024 07:57 AM (PI/SC)

264
Am I to understand that we had another "burner"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:58 AM (xG4kz)

265 They put a Buc-ee's just outside Florence on I-95 about 18 months ago.

Every employee hates the work.

But in that depressed economic area, they love the pay.

And the bathrooms are huge, and spotless.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 20, 2024 07:58 AM (a1415)

266 264
Am I to understand that we had another "burner"?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2024 07:58 AM (xG4kz)

Guy who set himself on fire? Yes.

Troll who keeps using new IPs? Also yes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2024 07:59 AM (di6C2)

267 I really think that it makes perfect sense that the internet is not good for mental health when you think about both mental institutions and religious retreats. On the one hand, you have reduction of stimuli, both incidental and social. On the other, you have not only a massive increase in the amount of stimuli while limiting actual person to person interaction (which would tend to limit extremism), but the internet because of that lack of social person to person interaction actually encourages more and more extreme thinking.
Posted by: Aetius451A

And yet, here we are communicating with each other.
Via the Internet.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:59 AM (dg+HA)

268 I'm not going to tell the boss how to run his business, but the thing I personally struggle with regarding controlled evolution (which I embraced for a long time) is that you either believe the Bible or you don't. And it's pretty clear on how the whole creation thing worked.

I accept that I don't understand things and can ask about them later.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 07:59 AM (WCiZg)

269 Ozempic Oreos?

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 08:00 AM (vFG9F)

270 coffee

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 20, 2024 08:01 AM (ENQN6)

271 The biggest mistake in the last 50 years was closing the insane asylums. I know it can be a touchy subject, but I firmly believe there are enough clinically insane people running around to justify restarting them.

It's sad to think that in reality it'd be the inmates running the asylums as they try to deprogram the normals.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 20, 2024 08:02 AM (Q4IgG)

272 Fine.

I bet that if his awkward child-predator Sheetz PR attempt had worked out better it would've benefitted Sheetz.

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 08:02 AM (WCiZg)

273 And yet, here we are communicating with each other.
Via the Internet.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 07:59 AM (dg+HA)

Valid, but. There is obviously more to it, but one thing most of the people here have I would bet is more human to human interaction. Either families or working relationships.

Plus, would you call us 'normal'? There are outliers in any experiment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2024 08:02 AM (di6C2)

274

Posted by: Don Black at April 20, 2024 08:03 AM (oCjPU)

275 Coffee thread is up

Prayer list, too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 20, 2024 08:04 AM (a1415)

276 Here's some advise from a local "news" source on how to save money:

"a move to another area with lower property taxes could potentially save homeowners thousands of dollars. "

Posted by: fd at April 20, 2024 08:04 AM (vFG9F)

277 *but one thing most of the people here have I would bet is more human to human interaction. Either families or working relationships.*

Speaking of which... there's a MoMe June 8th!

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at April 20, 2024 08:04 AM (dg+HA)

278 - Thanks San Fran

Doesn't really get to specific date thing I was looking for but Adar I and Adar II might help me dig further.

Posted by: TeeJ at April 20, 2024 08:05 AM (71kwi)

279 NOOD Prayers & coffee

Posted by: Ciampino - ice bridges for the win? at April 20, 2024 08:05 AM (qfLjt)

280 Speaking of

Forbes
JUST IN: Biden Makes Unexpected Shop At Sheetz Gas Station In Pittsburgh, PA

youtube.com/watch?v=_rnHvZxSTAQ

10K views.

The fun part? Look at the "likes"

Spoilers: 60 (sixty) likes

Posted by: Moron Robbie supports women working until they're 80 years old. You go, girls! at April 20, 2024 08:06 AM (qQsNc)

281 Carried over from the Supreme Court slapping down discrimination against whites:

[i[DEI by its very definition is discriminatory. The goal is to include or promote people not based on merit, but based on physical characteristics. That runs contrary to almost all federal law. In fact, I would argue having a DEI program at all, or a DEI officer within a corporation is actionable because it is a sign of discriminatory intent.
Posted by: Vengeance at April 19, 2024 05:23 PM (8bQ1C)

I've made the same point in every Employee Satisfaction Survey I've gotten the last few years. The C-Suite must have been reading the tea leaves because this year's survey didn't ask any questions that could be used to support DEI.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 20, 2024 08:06 AM (pJWtt)

282 Yo, Pixy, if you're still up:
the other day I found the oddest thing banned when I tried to make a comment: Bugs Bunny (but with two g's for Bugs). Is there a reason for that?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 20, 2024 11:01 AM (ynpvh)

283 I got the following message (even if I only typed those two words):
Your message has been rejected because it looks like spam. If you aren't a spammer, please try changing the text of your message. (W)

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at April 20, 2024 11:02 AM (ynpvh)

284 Bunny Buggs

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 12:29 PM (o3SCB)

285 jim (in Kalifornia), maybe because those words are two words beginning with the same letter and ordered in alphabetical order, the sort of word string that a spam-detector will pick up on as being possibly a generated word list of nonsense words? Like you get on search pages later than the pages of top hits. Just filler. I'm just guessing on all this.

Posted by: m at April 20, 2024 12:34 PM (o3SCB)

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