By: Ender • 47 comments • 40 minutes ago
Anyone watching the space launch?
Not really an article just wanted a place to talk about it.
May 30 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgI didn't see the interview, but yes, her hair definitely defies gravity.
May 30 3:39pm@8I love that they've got automated onboard cameras, so that we can see a bit of what they're experiencing, and the view looking back toward Earth.
Over Veterans' Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules - The New York Times
Via: Ender • 22 comments • an hour ago
May 30 3:email@example.comAnd some will always blame the scammed, and refuse to hold the scammer accountable.
May 30 2:46pm@3Wait, I thought he loved the military. Shouldn't that extend to veterans?
Oh, wait, some of those loans probably went to students at Trump University.
Yes, It Can Be Hard to Be an Atheist in America; Now We Have the Data
Via: Trout Giggles • 73 comments • 10 hours ago
Look at the chart below and see where your state fits in.
I grew up in Western PA not far from Pittsburgh but religion was just one of those things that people either did or didn't do. We just never really talked about it that much. It would have been very rude for a neighbor to come over to a new neighbor's house, empty-handed, and ask them if they had a "church home" before even...
May 30 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgExcept in this case, people who are rooting for the date to still happen tell the person being stood up that they're certain the other person will be here soon - surely just got stuck in traffic,...
Dem lawmaker goes on epic rant after GOP colleague admits hiding positive coronavirus test
Dem lawmaker goes on epic rant after GOP colleague admits hiding positive coronavirus test
NBC News May 28, 2020, 12:46 AM EDT
Dem lawmaker goes on epic rant after GOP colleague admits hiding positive coronavirus test
A Pennsylvania Democratic lawmaker joined colleagues on his side of the...
May 29 2:30pm@9Locking this article in the seeder's absence.
When you are too invested in bigotry that you willingly choke your own dog.
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash....
May 28 7:email@example.comThat's a good reason for her to keep her dog leashed. Dogs who are not leashed tend to get into things they shouldn't.
May 28 7:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
The first time she mentions his race in the video, she is addressing him. "I'm going to tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." She hasn't connected to dispatch...
May 27 7:email@example.comThere is no law against him recording her. They are out in public. There is a law against having a dog unleashed in that area, and there is a law against filing false police reports. And her...
May 26 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgI just saw a gif with that a few days ago. Hilarious!
May 25 10:11pm@3She is an all-around piece of shit human being (and I use that term loosely).
Places of worship 'may not be safe' for some, Birx says
Via: Nerm_L • 150 comments • 3 days ago
People with pre-existing conditions are at higher risk. Period.
Any interaction with people pose a higher risk to those with pre-existing conditions. A grocery store, quick shop, post office, beach, hiking trail, or park isn't safer than a church for those with pre-existing conditions. The type of activity where those interpersonal interactions occur doesn't matter. Wherever there are...
May 26 7:email@example.com"..."
No, this is what you said.
All of those "sweeping changes" have been based on isolation, Tacos. Closures, furloughs, working from home - all aimed at minimizing contact between...
May 26 7:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
So are repeated attempts to wiggle out of having said what one said, but here we are.
May 25 9:email@example.comI can't hear over the crickets.
May 25 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgYou stated that the changes may be ineffective. Whether isolation is effective in spreading infectious diseases is not in question.
May 25 8:email@example.comAs I've said above, isolation, either by physical distance or by barrier, is always an effective measure to prevent the spread of contagion. The real question was how extensive did that isolation...
May 25 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I would say that's to be expected, considering how new this virus is.
May 25 12:email@example.com"..."
Except that many of us haven't been. There is no grocery delivery here, so I have to go to Walmart or Food Lion to get groceries. Every time I go, less than half of the people there are...
May 25 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgScience does know how to prevent the spread of most viruses and bacteria - by preventing contact with infected people (or animal hosts, as the case may be). Methods of preventing contact do not...
May 25 11:email@example.comDo you want science to lie to suit your feelings?
May 25 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgScience continues to compile information, including that which corrects previous information, regardless of impatience with social isolation measures. You want it to have an end point based on...
May 25 11:email@example.com"..."
Then you don't really want science.
May 25 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgAgreed. Unfortunately, many consider themselves to be responsible for their congregations' souls, and some inexplicably equate that with encouraging them to neglect or endanger their bodies. They...
May 25 11:email@example.comSo, do you only want science that does not correct itself and agrees with what you want to be true?
May 25 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgWelcome to science, which responds to new information as it is acquired.
May 25 10:email@example.comPutting words in others' mouths is dishonest.
May 25 10:17am@10There are some hints from our governor that masks may soon be mandatory in public places. I think that's a good idea, as we are reopening nonessential businesses, and compliance with masks and...
May 24 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgSeems to me like she's judging. I'm pretty sure there's something in the Bible about that.
May 24 7:email@example.comFortunately, the pastor was on board with social distancing. He usually hugs the entire congregation, but announced that hugs and handshakes were out for a while.
The county where my parents live...
May 24 6:33pm@6My mom attended church service for the first time in 2 months this morning. There were only about 20 in attendance, whie capacity is probably about 175 if all the pews are full. Every other pew...
Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients
Via: Krishna • 47 comments • 5 days ago
Trump Says He's Taking Malaria Drug To Protect Against Virus
President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the new coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to potentially fatal side effects.
May 26 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Honestly, I think that once he was all in on hydroxychloroquine, he had to be really all in. To back down from taking it would look like weakness in his own eyes, evidence be damned. He...
Boys let black widow bite them in hopes of turning into Spider-Man
Via: 1stwarrior • 31 comments • 4 days ago
Three young Bolivian brothers were hospitalized after getting a black widow spider to bite them — thinking it would turn them into Spider-Man, according to officials.
The Marvel-loving siblings — aged 12, 10 and 8 — found the spider while herding goats in Chayanta, a Ministry of Health official revealed at coronavirus briefing Saturday, according to Telemundo .
Thinking it would give...
May 25 11:email@example.comDon't go giving them more nifty ideas.
May 25 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgI thought the spider had to be radioactive?
May 25 11:email@example.comI've found several black widows around my place - some in the wood pile, and one crawling on the gauge to my propane tank when I checked it in fall. Never been bitten, but I admit, I do go ahead...
May 25 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat smile is hiding something.
Actually, they're just cute as can be.
May 25 10:email@example.com, I don't know how you survive there. It seems that all of the outdoors in Australia is determined to murder everyone.
NIH Director Wins Templeton Prize for Recognizing Science, Religion
Via: Heartland American • 133 comments • 5 days ago
Faith is a rational choice. God is the author of science as the Creator. The article is about an amazing journey and science career.
May 25 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgNot really. All one really need do is point out the lack of evidence you bring to bear.
May 20 10:email@example.com"..."
He has said so multiple times in the past.
Basically, he's painted himself into a corner here. That tends to happen when one posts articles without reading them, or without reading them...
May 20 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgAtheism isn't a religion, and so long as he understands science, why would I care what religion he follows?
Now, would you care to discuss using your own words, rather than either copying and...
May 20 7:email@example.comAnother nonresponse.
May 20 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgYour C&P'd bio of Dr. Collins was a nonresponse.
The Garden Chronicles - Week 7
By: Dignitatem Societatis • 18 comments • 5 days ago
Sure enough, the year I decide to try a garden blog ends up having one of the wettest springs on record. It was finally supposed to be dry and clear this past week, but of course, it wasn't. Monday and Tuesday were cloudy all day, and cool (again), but at least it didn't rain, and by Wednesday evening the garden was dry and I was able to get the rest of my rows planted. I took some pictures...
May 25 9:email@example.comSure, sure, defend the turtle ;)
May 25 8:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Ha! I remember a teacher I had in middle school complaining about the same thing! "Why one bite out of each tomato? Why not just eat one and leave the rest alone?"
May 25 8:email@example.com"..."
These more or less grow themselves. I bought one plant years ago, and they took over one of my raised garden beds. Slugs and deer are the main issues. Now I have a fence, so deer aren't...
May 25 6:51pm@7Just picked the first 2 strawberries of the season, and looks like I need to put down some slug bait if I want any more.
May 24 10:52am@4Sorry Mother Nature is trying to drown your work. The peas and roses are thriving, at least.
Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves
Via: 1stwarrior • 14 comments • 4 days ago
A Bolivian pan flute orchestra has been stuck in quarantine on the grounds of a grand 15th century palace outside of Berlin for two months. Over 20 members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos have been stuck on the grounds and buildings of Rheinsberg Palace, a castle, complete with moat, which has housed generations of German royals, according to the BBC .
May 25 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
May 25 6:email@example.comSame. I've stayed in hotels and castles said to be haunted before. Never an issue.
May 25 6:29pm@3"..."
My thoughts exactly.
Is It Okay When Trump Attacks Jews?
By: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 282 comments • 3 days ago • LOCKED
May 25 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Attacks on Trump are not attacks on his supporters, although those occur as well. You really should learn to separate the two, and focus on the ones that are actually a problem (attacks on...
May 25 2:email@example.com"..."
Of course they're allowed to go on tirades. It's a discussion forum focused on politics. What else would you expect? Why do you take insults against Trump personally, but think that...
May 25 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Do you see me defending that?
Please, Vic. How often do we see an article in which Trump is the topic, but we get "but Obama" or "but Hillary would...
May 25 1:email@example.comBiden will likely never see a word posted here, either. Should we therefore assume that any insult to him (or Hillary, or Obama) are insults aimed at their supporters?
Or are they fair game,...
May 25 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgI've seen quite a few people calling Biden racist, and accusing the Democratic Party of being racist.
The President is fair game (as is Biden).
To insult liberals or progressives as a group is to...
May 25 1:email@example.comFrankly, we see it from conservatives, too. It was right there in your comment.
To insult liberals (or progressives), but ignore the same behavior from conservatives, and engage in it oneself, is...
May 25 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgPerhaps consider that statements such as these are not especially conducive to thoughtful, civil discourse.
Insults rarely promote civility.
American Must Be 'One Nation Under God,' Not Above God
Via: Heartland American • 104 comments • 3 days ago
Here’s an awesome tribute this Memorial Day to those who gave their all and to the exceptional America they made the supreme sacrifice to preserve.
May 23 9:email@example.com"..."
Why thank God for their service? He didn't serve. They did.
May 23 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgYou know, you're not making any friends among nonbelieving conservatives here. But carry on. It's fun to watch.
May 23 8:email@example.com"..."
Actually, it doesn't.
What about the Bible?
Via: TᵢG • 70 comments • one week ago
The essential message of this video is that it might be wiser to learn about the creator (if one exists) through its creations rather than attempting to find truth in collections of repeatedly transcribed / edited books written (and carried by oral tradition) over thousands of years by ancient men.
May 23 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgAnd his theory was not accepted until it was supported by empirical evidence.
Not really equivalent to assigning supernatural causes to natural events, and leaving it at that.
May 23 2:email@example.com"..."
Apparently, to some, science includes using one's imagination to attribute supernatural causes to observed natural phenomena, and then counting those flights of fancy as fact with no...
May 23 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I agree. I wish everyone did.
May 23 11:email@example.com"..."
Groups do protect the young.
May 23 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Not by science.
May 23 11:email@example.comThat depends on your definition of "pushing it on others". Is teaching science in school "pushing" it? Is teaching the child of a flat-earther the truth that the Earth is not flat "pushing it"?...
May 23 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That depends on the beliefs. When those beliefs promote slavery, racism, or misogyny, as many religions do, well, that causes harm. When wars are fought to impose religious beliefs, that...
May 23 10:email@example.com"..."
An oxymoron. Science doesn't deal with spirituality. Ascribing behavior to "spiritual reality" is decidedly not good science.
May 23 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I don't believe DP suggested as much.
However, outside of their churches, if they encounter facts instead of myths, there is no reason to pander to them and nod along and tell them that...
Video shows Costco worker calmly handle customer berating him over mask policy
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 170 comments • 2 days ago
May 23 11:email@example.comI've been walking a lot, but I'm out in the sticks and rarely encounter anybody. If I do, it's easy to keep my distance.
May 22 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat also sounds better than "grays".
May 22 3:email@example.com
May 22 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgShe gave me a disposable mask. I brought one from my office, but mine have a strap that goes around my head, not ear loops. I also had a face full of hair clippings. It was worth it to get rid...
May 22 3:email@example.com"..."
Got mine cut and colored this morning. My hairdresser and I both wore masks.
May 21 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Then you SHOULDN'T BE OUT.
There are a lot of asymptomatic carriers.
May 21 6:email@example.comYou don't seem to. You're complaining about government making you wear a mask. Government isn't.
May 21 5:firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you, Paula. I want to be open for business. I also want everyone to be as safe as possible - me, my employees, my patients, and all of our families. That's why my staff and I are boiling...
May 21 5:email@example.com"..."
Is Costco a government institution?
May 21 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgWe haven't had to do that yet, but if somebody escalates, we will.
May 21 6:53am@3I'm not asking patients to wear masks, because my staff and I are making sure that we have on our PPE and that patients aren't encountering each other in our office. But we are asking screening...
Memorial Day 2020
By: Kavika • 79 comments • 3 days ago
May 23 10:06am@6Our deepest gratitude goes to those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and free. You will not be forgotten.
Thank you for posting, Kavika.
Epic Kitchen Fails
By: Trout Giggles • 103 comments • 2 days ago
May 23 12:23am@11You know how older gas ranges had a pilot light that was always burning? I lost a few Tupperware lids to that pilot light. Took the lid off of a container of soup, scooped some out to reheat on...
May 22 3:email@example.comPropane here. I used to use charcoal, but getting it going was such a pain, and occasionally dangerous.
May 22 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe tenant who lives in the apartment above my office did the same thing a few months ago, but he left to run a quick errand that turned out to be not so quick. Fortunately, he left his door...
May 22 3:email@example.com"..."
My mom does, too. If she orders them when we eat out, I try to sit at the other end of the table because of the smell.
The Garden Chronicles - Week 6
By: Dignitatem Societatis • 43 comments • one week ago
It's been cloudy and rainy for the better part of the past 2 weeks. Today it stopped around noon, gave me a few hours for picture taking, and then started back up again (with a little thunder and lightening) while I was inside sorting the images for this post. Temps are pretty much back to normal, though, so at least there's that.
Thursday was cloudy, but mostly rain free, and that evening...
May 20 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgI guess blackberries are pretty aggressive, aren't they? They're also pretty tasty, but I don't know if they're tasty enough to risk a venomous bite.
May 18 9:email@example.comStay safe.
May 17 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary is pretty early for spring peepers.
May 17 7:email@example.comI've seen 3 garter snakes now while walking the dog. It seems the reptiles don't think this spring has been as chilly as the humans have found it to be.
May 17 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgApparently, my current neighbor had some growing inside before I moved here, and was caught with it. According to another neighbor, he wasn't selling and only grew it for personal use, but...
May 17 3:email@example.comIs it planted near the more robust one? Same soil, sunlight, etc?
May 17 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen I was in high school, the police showed up at our house while we were on vacation. Apparently, a neighbor had been growing weed in a corner of our land that bordered theirs. It was tucked...
May 17 2:email@example.comIt looks healthy other than its size, though, doesn't it?
May 16 11:45pm@2A pink lilac? That's a variety you don't see every day.
Is Evolution True?
Via: TᵢG • 131 comments • 3 days ago
The first 15 minutes of this video provides a non-technical but comprehensive overview of evolution. It was designed to preemptively address the common talking points of those who claim evolution is nonsense.
After that, the felon, con-man, arrogant, willfully ignorant Young Earth Creationist Kent Hovind ( bought his doctorate from a degree mill ) will demonstrate a series of common...
May 20 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI really like the rainbow analogy.
There is no "missing link".
DAMNING Anti-Trump Ads Go VIRAL
Via: Krishna • 43 comments • 2 weeks ago
This really sums it up:
A new ad that lays out how President Trump downplayed the severity of the Covad-19 crisis in the early months of the year.
The new digital ad is powerful. It will run statewide on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona and it maps out the truth. Take a look . . .
May 17 11:email@example.comTrump was holding rallies in February. Why should Pelosi not have been in Chinatown during the same time period?
Why the Flynn Interview Was Predicated
Via: Thomas • 75 comments • 2 weeks ago
May 17 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I never said he did, although a case could be made for that. He certainly had shitty cooperation from the subjects of his investigation, AKA obstruction.
The man specifically hired to...
May 17 11:email@example.comI wonder if that now opens his son up to prosecution.
May 17 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
May 17 10:email@example.com"..."
From the Mueller report:
So, the Trump campaign was willing to collude, but Mueller's investigation, which encountered witnesses who refused to testify or lied under oath, and...
May 17 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgOk, the Mueller report on supposed collusion. I notice you neglect to mention the Mueller report on obstruction of justice regarding the investigation of collusion. Intentional on your part, I'm...
May 17 7:email@example.comThe one in which Mueller said that if he could have exonerated Trump, he would have? That report?
May 17 7:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Weren't committed? Or didn't result in a conviction by the Senate? The two are not the same, Sean.
May 16 10:email@example.comYes, we really should just take your word for it, given your history of nonpartisanship.
May 15 10:firstname.lastname@example.org://mediabiasfactcheck.com/lawfare-blog/
Coronavirus has lifted the work-from-home stigma. How will that shape the future?
May 17 1:email@example.comYeah, my parents kept my nephew for a few weeks around the time of a family funeral where they knew nobody would be keeping their distance. He's a pretty easy kid to get along with, but he eats...
May 14 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe stay-at-home mother has usually been a feature of the fairly privileged. Among the poorer folks, women have always worked on the family farm or in the family business. They might not have had...
May 14 3:email@example.comExactly. One of the stressed out moms I had in mind holds a PhD in biology. How dare she use that degree doing anything other than popping out babies and making macaroni art?
May 14 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgThese are nuclear families. You are aware that most nuclear families have both parents working outside the home (usually), yes? But your attempt at starting a mommy war is noted.
May 14 6:58am@1I can actually see a bit of a reversal happening - employees pushing back against working from home. My work-from-home mom friends are struggling. If their kids are young enough to need daycare,...
Famous Photographers - Part 21 - Richard Throssel
By: Buzz of the Orient • 25 comments • 2 weeks ago
Famous Photographers - Part 21 - Richard Throssel
After a long hiatus, this is a return to the Famous Photographers series, and particularly about photographers who preserved the history of North America by photographing North America's Native Americans / First Nations more than a century ago. I am happy to be able to collaborate again with Kavika in this...
May 16 10:32pm@2Thanks, Buzz and Kavika.
Star Trek: Picard - Episode 10 "Et In Arcadia Ego, Part 2"
Via: Dignitatem Societatis • 63 comments • 2 weeks ago
Star Trek: Picard episode 10 recap: An incredible season finale
May 16 10:email@example.comI'm not so sure about that one. I liked the interactions between Giorgiou and Michael, which were pretty entertaining, but beyond that, I'm not sure I'm interested in watching 24/7 ruthlessness....
May 15 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgI saw that, too. Looks promising.
The Garden Chronicles - Week 5
By: Dignitatem Societatis • 58 comments • 2 weeks ago
This week's blog post almost didn't happen. Mother Nature just doesn't want to cooperate. It was rainy and unseasonably cool all week. As such, there's been very little growth, and this week's garden looks about the same as last week's. Fortunately, it was dry the past 2 days, and I was finally able to mow and get a little work done in the garden (raking up bucketfuls of rocks washed out by...
May 15 4:email@example.comCan't say I blame you. It was cold enough last weekend that I had the wood stove going. I can't remember having a fire in it in May before.
May 15 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgI'm always afraid to plant spinach late, since it goes to seed pretty quickly once the weather turns hot.
May 13 10:34pm@14My lettuce and spinach are just barely showing some leaves. Strawberries look healthy, none ripe yet.
May 13 10:email@example.comI've only tried growing spinach and lettuce in the fall once. Nothing sprouted. I'm not sure if it was too dry, or what, but I never bothered trying again.
May 11 11:firstname.lastname@example.org://wagwalking.com/breed/dachsweiler
May 11 11:email@example.comApparently, the mama was the Rottie, and the dad was a very determined doxie. I'm told this was a planned breeding. The owners who bred him ended up neglecting him, so my ex asked if he could...
May 11 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgMine is a Dachshund/Rottweiler mix. It seems like the doxie side is dominant, and they were bred to hunt small animals in dens, so he's all over moles and rabbits. He also chases deer. He has no...
May 11 10:email@example.comLOL! Some guard dogs!
Moles, rabbits, chipmunks - Casey pounces, and they're done. Or he digs ferociously, and they're done a while later. Seventeen pounds of hunting instinct that curls up on...
May 11 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That's going to be so pretty.
May 11 9:email@example.com"..."
I used to have a terrible time with mole tunnels through my yard. The dog gets them now.
May 11 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgI get a few bugs in my spinach, but not too many, usually. Not enough that I can't tear around the holes while I'm washing it. And they also never bother my lettuce. I only grow leaf lettuce,...
May 11 12:email@example.comEither deer or rabbits eat strawberry vines, too. Just so ya know. I can understand eating the fruit, or flowers, but the vines? They cropped mine back to the roots once, before they'd even...
May 11 12:28pm@6I planted my lettuce and spinach last week, and they haven't sprouted yet. Same for my cucumbers. The strawberries are looking good, but none are close to ripe yet. We're supposed to have rain...
An Elementary School Repeatedly Dismissed Allegations Against Its Principal. Then, an FBI Agent Pretended to Be a 13-Year-Old Girl.
Via: Larry Hampton • 14 comments • 2 weeks ago
May 13 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgSame here, but it also makes me angry that those who have committed such crimes often get a slap on the wrist, if they're even prosecuted at all.
Another man who used to rent a house across the...
May 13 3:email@example.comMy middle school principal went to jail for molesting male students. Several of his victims later committed suicide. And a young man living in my county had to resign from his teaching position...
Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity
May 13 12:10am@2Murder hornets, flying electric spiders. What next?
Pretty cool article, SP.
I wonder how much control they have over their direction, speed, etc.
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses "Disgusting" MAGA Response After Pence Apology
Via: Ender • 25 comments • 2 weeks ago
May 12 8:47pm@5Death threats?! I wish I could say I'm surprised that some are ok with that, but I'm not.
The NRA Supported Gun Control When the Black Panthers Had the Weapons - HISTORY
Via: Steve Ott • 92 comments • 2 weeks ago
That's right. Saint Ronny Ray Gun took away the right to carry weapons openly in California.
"In less than a decade, the NRA would go from backing gun control regulations to inhibit groups they felt threatened by to refusing to support any gun control legislation at all."
May 12 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Yes, because everybody else seems to recognize that racism is still a problem here in the US, as illustrated by birtherism, which is why I brought it up. You'd rather shuffle around it...
May 12 1:email@example.comYour sentence fragments do little to convey any real meaning, except that you're trying to defend birtherism by deflection.
May 12 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgDeflect all you like. Birtherism was all about skin color. I just think it's odd that someone of mixed race would deny or downplay the existence of racism or racist people.
May 12 11:email@example.comStill American. Some denied that, though. I'm sure it wasn't for racist reasons.
May 12 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgWas Obama an American? Are you justifying birtherism? Are you accusing MUVA of denying his heritage by calling himself an American?
May 12 10:email@example.comSo does Obama. But some call him Kenyan. Surely, racism has nothing to do with that /s
May 11 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Nobody ever said it was. That does not negate the fact that racism is still a problem in this country, and one need not be a member of a racial minority to see it.
It's a private...
May 10 3:email@example.com"..."
There's a Facebook group with over 100,000 members justifying his killing. I've seen a guy on Facebook try to convince anyone who'd read his comments that Arbery, unarmed and on foot, was...
Back To The Future Virtual Reunion
By: JohnRussell • 11 comments • 3 weeks ago
May 11 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgYes, she does.
May 11 9:38pm@2Lea Thompson has obviously found the Fountain of Youth.
WATCH: Praying mantis eats a murder hornet’s face, becomes Twitter’s new hero
Via: Krishna • 47 comments • 3 weeks ago
Related Seed: Asian Giant Hornet Invasion Becomes Latest 2020 Concern.
May 11 8:email@example.comIf it can take on a murder hornet, I'm sure it can handle a bee.
May 08 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgNow, you might want to keep a mantis in your hair. A bodyguard against murder hornets.
May 07 11:email@example.comThey hang out every year in the shrubs next to my front steps.
May 07 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgMy dog got too curious about one once. Just once. His poor nose.
Returning beachgoers left 13,000 pounds of trash on Florida's Cocoa Beach, prompting crackdown
Via: Ender • 20 comments • 3 weeks ago
May 10 8:58pm@5This is why we can't have nice things.
This is a Great True Story
By: Buzz of the Orient • 13 comments • 3 weeks ago
BUZZ NOTE: This should be baseball season time, so here is a story about a baseball player who would never have qualified as a player for the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, but something of his adorns that sanctuary that makes him as famous, and maybe more, than a World Series Ring.
May 09 11:email@example.comI have. Around '92 or '93, I think.
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books | The Guardian
Via: Ender • 12 comments • 3 weeks ago
May 09 2:04pm@5Thanks for posting this, Ender!
George Conway: Trump went ballistic at me on Twitter. Here’s why he reacts with such rage.
Via: Tessylo • 152 comments • 3 weeks ago
George Conway: Trump went ballistic at me on Twitter. Here’s why he reacts with such rage.
President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
George T. Conway III
May 6, 2020 at 6:16 p.m. EDT
Americans died from covid-19 at the rate of about one every 42...
May 09 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Of course I did. Just as I understand your need to backpedal now.
May 09 10:email@example.com"..."
Do as you choose. Your words are here in black and white, and everyone here is intelligent enough to understand their implications. You think women being the "alpha" and breadwinner (most...
May 09 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
How sad for her.
May 09 10:email@example.com"..."
So women being the "alpha and breadwinner" isn't a bad thing? Because your words certainly do seem to imply as much, unless you're meaning to compliment leftists, which I doubt.
May 08 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgThey should bring back their baked potatoes, and cover them with chili and cheese. Last time I drove through, baked potatoes were off the menu.
May 08 7:email@example.comIt seems that in his rush to insult leftists, bugsy thought it was ok to insult women, too.
May 08 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgI didn't know they were available until later.
May 08 2:email@example.comIt's not quite spicy enough for me.
They used to have pretty good salads, for a fast food place, but they quit serving my favorite one.
May 08 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgYes, it is correct, and yes, he is. I've said it before, Iggy is our own e. e. cummings.
Father and son arrested and charged with murder in death of Ahmaud Arbery
Via: 1stwarrior • 93 comments • 3 weeks ago
A white man and his son who are accused of killing an unarmed black man in Georgia in February have been arrested after video of the incident sparked widespread outrage.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced. Both men face charges of aggravated assault and murder.
May 08 7:email@example.comWe're due for a The Day the Earth Stood Still type moment.
May 08 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgYou're right. They are stupid. The group used to be named Christians Against Google, and some of the comments were public. One I was able to see talked about their endeavour to take down Google...
May 08 6:email@example.comBut we wouldn't have had Stephen Hawkings, either.
There are 11,000 more members in that group since I posted my comment.
May 08 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgThere do seem to be an inordinate number of assholes among us.
May 08 5:email@example.com"..."
I'd be very interested to know if this was just the end of a pattern of behavior.
I'm gonna do another bit of supposition here, and speculate that both of them have a history of unsavory...
May 08 4:28pm@8There is a Facebook group with just shy of 70,000 members who are advocating for the murderers. Apparently, Arbery should have "complied with simple commands". The McMichaels are "God-fearing men...
May 08 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgI believe he declined to say.
TBH, I now wonder if he should be concerned for his own safety. I imagine there are a lot of folks pissed off at him for making it public.
May 08 12:email@example.comThe way I understood from the USA Today article, the mother didn't object to prosecution; she objected to Barnhill specifically, because she felt he had a conflict of interest....
May 08 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That's how I read it, too. The video was leaked in an attempt to get authorities to do their duty. They weren't going to otherwise.
May 08 12:email@example.com"..."
It's Shakespeare, from Hamlet.
May 08 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe killers' defense attorney has brought up prior convictions and a history of mental illness on the part of Arbery. I haven't been able to find out what those convictions were for.
May 08 12:email@example.com://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/05/07/ahmaud-arbery-shooting-video-prosecutor-arrest-mcmichael/3089040001/
May 08 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI think they do. Absolutely, it was a lynching.
May 08 12:email@example.comI actually saw someone on Facebook try to convince everyone that Arbery, on foot, was chasing the armed guys in the truck.
You're right. It was cold-blooded murder. To me, the only question is,...
May 08 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
This is what I've read. If true, he may be charged as an accessory to murder.
May 08 11:20am@4Should have happened months ago. Dereliction of duty by the DA and police.
Why are viruses hard to kill? Virologists explain why these tiny parasites are so tough to treat
May 08 12:24pm@2This is one reason vaccination is so important. There are very few viral diseases for which we have effective treatments. For the rest, we rely on the host's immune system to combat the virus,...
'What are we doing this for?': Doctors are fed up with conspiracies ravaging ERs
May 07 1:email@example.comYou're smart, and you understand science. He should trust you to...understand science.
May 07 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe police department made sure to stress in a later Facebook post that their "diagnosis" was speculation.
As far as your wife is concerned, many people complain that they "can't breathe" with N95...
May 07 1:email@example.comThe thing that really bugs me is that I see teachers and healthcare workers sharing this stuff on my FB feed. We have gullible people who are apparently unable to reason teaching our kids. I...
May 07 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
You wanna know something funny? You actually agree with me, but are doing your best to argue with me. My stance is that their ignorance should not be equated with knowledge. Free thought...
May 07 9:email@example.com"..."
Yes, Sparty, because the ability to recognize logical inconsistency shouldn't be considered a trait for which we should all strive. The inability to do so should be excused. As XD says,...
May 07 9:firstname.lastname@example.orgSo it reveals some serious deficiencies in our education system and the critical thinking skills of a good portion of our population, and maybe we should address that instead of acting like it's no...
May 07 8:43am@6I've lost track of how many people have shared the "Plandemic" video produced by Judy Mikovits. Apparently, Covid-19 came from bad vaccines (because of course she's anti-vaxx), and we're all gonna...
Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway?
By: Baron Creek • 119 comments • 3 weeks ago
It's any old geezer in a grocery store.
No more senior shopping hours
That one hour early in the morning was nice while it lasted. Don’t get me wrong, the stores still advertise it as senior hours. I guess high school and college seniors think it is for them as well, except with masks forbidden. So much for caring about grandma and grandpa.
As I have written earlier… this is not...
May 06 9:email@example.comThe store is cleaner at 7 am, and there might actually be some toilet paper left. Probably not, though.
May 06 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
It's everywhere. Or at lease, it's here in Virginia, too.
With New Hot Spots Emerging, No Sign of a Respite - The New York Times
May 06 9:email@example.comThat could also be.
The point is that hospitalizations do not equal total number of infections. Across all age groups, hospitalizations are less than known infections, but given what we know...
May 06 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
We don't know that they do. They have a higher hospitalization rate. Since many infected people have mild symptoms and don't require hospitalization, the hospitalization rate does not...
May 06 4:email@example.com"..."
I think Perrie meant to say that viruses don't enter the home from nowhere. Yes, there are protections. They are not always easily implemented.
Family members could inadvertently bring...
May 06 12:40pm@2Apparently, there are now outbreaks in some of our local nursing homes and poultry processing plants. This is from the grapevine, but the employees there were not social distancing in their...
Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history - OPINION
The new coronavirus is real.
The response to the coronavirus is hyped. And in time, this hype will be revealed as politically hoaxed.
In fact, COVID-19 will go down as one of the political world’s biggest, most shamefully overblown, overhyped, overly and irrationally inflated and outright deceptively flawed responses to a health matter in American history, one...
May 06 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
There's a difference between working with numbers that you know aren't exact, but are the best you can obtain, and making broad pronouncements based on numbers that you should know are...
May 06 6:56pm@11https://thelogicofscience.com/2020/04/29/shoddy-statistics-and-false-claims-dr-erickson-dangerously-misled-the-public-on-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR2zNK7SXDYtlnADDNt5dTUxXzKDNt7SfJlDEPfAsq2_6FxbUmrmPF...
Asian giant hornet invasion becomes latest 2020 concern
May 05 3:email@example.comThe ones in my grill get roasted as a warning to their friends. The ones who nest elsewhere get sprayed.
May 05 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgI swell like a balloon when I get stung, and itch for weeks. So I wouldn't say I'm scared, but I definitely do what I can to avoid that experience. Wouldn't jump off a balcony, though. I AM...
May 05 1:email@example.comHornets build nests in my grill every year without fail.
May 04 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
No idea how they got here. Apparently, they nest underground. At first, I thought maybe they'd been imported by accident in some lumber, but I don't see how that could be.
May 04 2:email@example.com
May 04 2:firstname.lastname@example.org
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May 04 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgI think I shared one. I'll see about sharing some of the funnier ones.
May 04 8:email@example.com"..."
If you're going to hell, I'm going with you, because I meant it as a joke. Mostly.
I didn't read the Twitter feed, but my Facebook friends are having a blast with this.
May 04 7:58am@3Their stingers are long enough to penetrate a beekeeper's suit.
And I think they're almost big enough to carry off my dog.
Murder hornets. Haven't we had enough?
2020 Eta Aquarid meteor shower: How to see 'crumbs' of Comet Halley rain on Earth
May 05 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgThis one looked bluish white. I saw reports of it online later that evening. A lot of people in the mid-Atlantic saw it.
May 05 9:email@example.comWhoops, yes, we are. I saw a post on Facebook that said Tuesday night, so I didn't even read the date in the article.
May 05 8:56am@1I think it's supposed to be cloudy here tonight, but I'll take a look after dark.
My son and I saw an earth-grazer several years ago. It wasn't part of a larger meteor shower, just one meteor on...
A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN
By: Buzz of the Orient • 80 comments • 3 weeks ago
A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN
To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II "In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA, and thus to...
May 04 7:firstname.lastname@example.org
May 04 1:email@example.comYards are close enough to meters. They can adapt. Track and field did.
May 04 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgDefinitely we should have. The math is soooo much easier. Metric just makes more sense.
May 04 1:email@example.comThe woman drove an ambulance and was a mechanic during WWII. Kudos to her for getting her hands dirty.
May 04 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgGuinness here.
May 04 1:email@example.comThere are a few in shopping plazas near here. When my son and I go to Williamsburg, we go through some there, again in shopping plazas. Colonial influence, maybe?
May 04 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgWe actually didn't have any accidents related to driving on the left. I think most people would be surprised how easily they can adapt to that. But we had paid for a GPS in our rental car in...
May 04 8:email@example.comIf you have a valid US driver's license, you can drive in the UK and Ireland.
May 04 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgSome of the more congested roundabouts in Scotland are controlled by traffic lights, which helps give you time to figure out which lane you need and get in it.
I still think roundabouts are a...
May 04 7:email@example.comI can't remember what we were driving. We did stay in a really old castle with a very "antique" bathroom, but not so antique that it had chamber pots.
That was such a fun movie.
May 04 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
The only roundabout I had trouble with was in the middle of Cork, Ireland. Actually, my sis was driving, and I was attempting to navigate. But there were something like 8 exits and 4 or 5...
May 04 12:02am@5I'm pretty ok with metric, roundabouts, and putting the "u" back in "colour".
You can pry my ketchup for my fries out of my cold, dead fingers.
British men, in particular, make excellent movie...
The Garden Chronicles - Week 4
By: Dignitatem Societatis • 23 comments • 4 weeks ago
It was cloudy the first half of the week. It even rained another inch on Tuesday, but the sun was shining on both Thursday and Friday, and things have mostly dried out.
Muck no more.
I was able to bring the soil back to good condition today.
Peas and cucumber.
I don't know if this little guy's gonna make it. All the rain last week might have nearly...
May 03 11:email@example.com"..."
Jeez, stay safe.
May 03 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Yup. I had some herbs in containers on the deck, but they've drowned, I'm afraid.
My first strawberries are on the vine. I hope the rain lets up so they don't rot before they ripen.
May 02 5:email@example.com"..."
I was thinking the same thing. I'd have to basically spend ALL of my non-working time weeding to keep mine that neat, and my garden is a fraction of the size.
May 02 10:43am@2My viburnum (closely related to a snowball bush, the the blossoms are a "snowflake" arrangement, instead) is just starting to bloom.
The 25 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct - Business Insider
Via: Ender • 205 comments • one week ago
May 01 11:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt was in the national news endlessly. "Darling, don't get mad. Get everything."
May 01 11:email@example.com"..."
I believe it was in an article about Trump in Vanity Fair years ago.
Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask
Via: Larry Hampton • 161 comments • 4 weeks ago
May 01 7:firstname.lastname@example.org
May 01 3:email@example.com"..."
One would think so. I wouldn't go to a hospital right now unless I really needed to, because of the risk of infection. If I did find myself in a hospital, I'd damn well wear a mask,...
May 01 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgI directed you to the specific line in any reply, mine included, that would quickly answer your question, if you were indeed looking for answers.
That was after I supplied you with the number of...
May 01 2:email@example.comAnd I have been very specific in my answers. You choose not to comprehend, or to pretend not to comprehend. Either option is not flattering.
May 01 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgSo, according to you, you are either unable or unwilling to identify to which comment of yours my reply was made, and look at the pic (not pick) posted by you within that comment, and understand...
May 01 2:email@example.comIf you choose to look at the top of any comment here that's a reply to another comment, you will see the words "replied to", and the member and comment number to which the reply is made. It takes...
May 01 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgSorry you're having trouble following the thread, even with the tools provided. These things can be difficult, I know.
May 01 1:email@example.com"..."
The mantra of my teenage years. Funny when we're talking about parenting. Not so funny when we're talking about potentially spreading a dangerous disease.
May 01 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgMy question obviously refers to your comment @4.1.1 Are you having trouble finding the numbers after "replied to"?
May 01 1:email@example.comMy comment contains a phrase identifying the comment to which I replied, does it not? Start from there, and see which pic you find.
May 01 1:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
They all don't go to the hospital and refuse to wear a mask.
Setting matters, even if you don't want to acknowledge it.
May 01 1:email@example.comVery smart of him to ignore the fact that he could have been risking being infected himself by not wearing a mask at the hospital, wasn't it?
May 01 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgWas this pic taken in a hospital?
May 01 1:email@example.com"..."
Boy, that's grasping at straws. Everybody knew who he was. They've seen his face.
Is Pelosi refusing to wear a mask in a hospital? Or are you attempting to compare apples and oranges to...
May 01 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
There is no justifiable reason for him not to be wearing a mask. It was irresponsible.
May 01 12:36pm@3I went to the health department today to pick up PPE for my office, because they're helping to supply healthcare providers for reopening. I was asked by phone to wear a mask, or stop at the door...
Are We Headed For 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths After All?
By: JohnRussell • 200 comments • 4 weeks ago
I don't often do it but I looked at the coronavirus scorecard this morning
As of 9:45 am cdt , May1, there are 1,096,268 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US. Of these 63,766 have died , and this indicates a US coronavirus death rate of .058, or not quite 6%.
Yesterday 30,458 new cases were confirmed. Applying the .058 rate to the number of new cases, we can see that...
May 01 3:email@example.com"..."
I don't see the words "in my opinion" in that declaration. I do see the word "know", which does not carry the connotation of "opinion", but of "fact" (however unsupported).
May 01 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I already knew. And I'm not the one insisting that my chosen extended form of an acronym is the only one. That would be you. Several times.
May 01 2:email@example.com"..."
That would have been excellent advice in Charlottesville.
May 01 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
In your OPINION.
May 01 2:email@example.com"..."
Of course I do. But insisting that you have the single correct definition of "TDS" indicates that you may not.
May 01 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgSez you, with really nothing but your own assertions to back you up. And they don't count any more than anybody else's assertions, no matter what you say or what sky you scream at.
May 01 2:email@example.comWere you granted authority to ascribe meaning to the acronym?
Then it can mean anything anyone wants it to mean.
You could have done the same with ODS or HDS, but you didn't come up with it...
May 01 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgPretty much. I have one of those at-risk small businesses. I'm hoping to pull through, and have finally been approved for a Small Business Administration loan, but I'm sure there are businesses...
May 01 1:email@example.com"..."
The nursing homes weren't to take them if they couldn't isolate them properly. If a nursing home couldn't take care of them properly, the nursing home had to transfer them, but if they...
May 01 1:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
No. Too many businesses that are either closed or operating at a reduced capacity will fail. Their employees will be forced into foreclosure/bankruptcy, consumer spending will tank, and...
How to help clingy pets cope with your return to work amid pandemic
May 01 12:email@example.comI do, until either my arm or my dog give out :D
May 01 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI almost got another one this morning. There was a dog wandering in the vacant lot next door - collared, but skinny and muddy. I called her, and she came right over and begged for attention. She...
May 01 8:21am@2My dog is going to have a tough time. He is plastered to my side.
People Are So Bored During Quarantine That They're Building Cardboard Tanks For Their Cats (30 Pics)
Via: pat wilson • 27 comments • 4 weeks ago
Peoples' pets be like "WHEN THE FECK ARE YOU GOING BACK TO WORK !"
May 01 9:email@example.comI saw that one person used toilet paper as wheels on their tank. What riches!
May 01 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgHeaven for a cat would probably be a never-ending supply of tuna, and a box to hide in while eating it. Some catnip and an ear scratch now and then.
May 01 12:03am@7These are hilarious! And the cats look happy in their new cubbyholes.