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Facebook_logo_thumbs_up_like_transparent_SVG.svgToday, Facebook announced it’s going to stop people from using ad-blockers, to remove the insane number of ads they vomit onto your news feed. They are portraying their decision to force their advertising on you as the morally correct stand, and those people using ad blockers as villains extraordinaire.

Their main target seems to be the powerful and popular Fluff Busting Purity, a browser plugin, available for every desktop browser. I’ve been using FB Purity myself, for years now and I can attest it makes using Zuckerberg’s little site actually tolerable.

Of course, these things are always an Arms Race and, as soon as they announced their new initiative, F.B. Purity’s author responded with a new build of the software, which gets rid, once again, of their ad content.

You can get the latest release version of Fluff Busting Purity here and the new beta that defeats FB’s slimy forcing of ads on you, here.

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UnkaWillbur - Jul 10, 2017

I've been AWOL, sorry about that, big things in life, big things afoot here. More Later. In the meantime, what's your favorite GIFs?    

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Keep Them Doggies Rolling

UnkaWillbur - Jun 05, 2017

America's 2017 Derangement Tour continued this week. Starting of with Kathy "PLEASE LOOK AT ME!" Griffith proving that Democrats can be as eliminationist as their fellow conservatives…

Your Weekend of Weekends.
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Your Weekend of Weekends.

UnkaWillbur - May 26, 2017

Here' some links to nosh on, to start of your weekend. I hope everyone's weekend is great; me, myself, I'm planning on jumping out of a perfectly…

  • RTIII

    First!

  • It just seems stupid, or rather the folks who keep trying this kind of fuckery must be stupid. I’ve been watching them try since the 80s, when corporations first started to try to shut down software piracy, then music piracy in the late 90s/2000s and now ad blocking. It never works, and they never seem to learn.

    • RTIII

      Yup, they’re incapable; they’re ultra-rich and that money fucks with their brains!

    • notisaidthepig

      You made me think of the torrents “problem.” They keep shutting them down but they just. won’t. die.

      • Rich H

        What till Hillary has a say.

        I tell you what though, our internet is already censored. We may not be aware of it, but content gets scrubbed, etc… We’re lied to all the time. The web, or access to information on it, is slowly being eroded in the same manner the MSM went full fascist.

        Sure, there’s still bits of free flowing information, but it’s not as open as it was, and it’s about to get tighter.

        • RTIII

          We MUST fight it full-bore. This is our future.

          • notisaidthepig

            This needs to be a priority.

          • Rich H

            Good luck with that. I fully believe Hillary is by far the Most Dangerous candidate. I forgot which pundit wrote it, but he said he feared Hillary more because she could call the Times and tell what to print – and they would, and Trump would never have that power.

            Remember poor Aaron Swartz? I fully expect Hillary’s DOJ to look the other way on every important, major crime, and stick it to us poors who rely on the net for information and entertainment.

          • notisaidthepig

            Surely they are investigating the murder of that poor man who leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks? /s

        • 17

          Google is a perfect example of what we don’t get to know.

        • Edwin

          For example (one tiny example), back in the bush days, one day I googled images of stuff like “bush devil” “bush asshole” etc. There were hundreds of thousands of images. About a year later I did the same and there were 40 images. The Iraq war was on: he was a “war preznit”

          I’m sure all kinds of stuff gets scrubbed. It is manipulated and censored.

          • Rich H

            I’ve got more than a few. There used to be dozens (hundreds/more?) articles about Hillary’s time at Walmart and how on several occasions she adviced the board on how to “beat” charges brought by female employees who were victims of sexual assault while on the job.* Complete with cases, dates, etc…

            It was all scrubbed a few years ago.

            *Which, for some reason, is not uncommon at Walmarts.

          • Edwin

            Yes. I can see that. I have noticed certain anomalies over the years. Enough to know it’s not all free and fair.

            At the same time, we’ve never had access to so much information at our fingertips, but the censorship totally sucks!! I can never support censorship. It’s someone else deciding whose opinion is valid.

  • 17

    Hey Ricki, it’s now obvious that you’re lurking here,so I just want to say: Go screw yourself. And if you make a mess, don’t worry about it….Neb’s got plenty of practice cleaning up after you.

    • Nevin

      Vindictiveness never looks good.

      Edit: I was talking about Ricki.

      • Agreed. While I’m happy to see so many of my favorite commenters here now, I’m actually mostly just sorry they had to go through what went down there.

        • Nevin

          It definitely was a slaughter.

        • notisaidthepig

          Thanks for that, Unka. It was not pleasant.

      • 17

        Are you suggesting I edit?

        • QueenSpiffy

          No Nevin was editing their post for clarification.

        • Nevin

          No. I needed to edit so you didn’t think I was talking about you.

  • RTIII

    To all my beloved friends – who found it here and who I … WE … just lost on TBR, I say…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z26BvHOD_sg

    • Such a great cover. Always happy to get to hear it.

      • RTIII

        TY, I have the album… It always moves me so powerfully… I seldom play it because of how strongly it affects me.

  • notisaidthepig

    So glad I don’t have a facebook account.

    • Well, as I’ve said before, I’m happy to have it; it keeps me in touch with friends and family and, for that at least, it’s invaluable. The key is to manage your privacy on there, both through FB’s setting and with browser plugins such as Privacy Badger, FB Purity, etc.

      Heck, if I didn’t have an FB account, then Susan Sarandon would never have become my friend and there’s another “worth it” reason, right there. LOL.

  • Rich H

    I don’t do facebook. To think he made so much money with it.

    Oh, and I was banned from TBR too. So I guess now I’m part of the club?

    • notisaidthepig

      Yep. But, honestly, it’s a bit crazy. Seems that whoever is posting here is being banned. Doesn’t really make sense. But there you have it.

      • cathyx

        There shall be no competition to TBR. You’re either with them or against them.

        • Rich H

          I think we’re against them.

      • RTIII

        They want a tiny world.

        I pity them.

      • The_Fixer

        Great way to win friends and influence people, eh?

    • cathyx

      I figured you would. Congratulations, welcome to the BFTBR club.

    • QueenSpiffy

      yup

    • MeanValueTheorem

      I wasn’t banned, just opted out when shit started going sideways. :^/

  • RTIII

    So, I have had SO MUCH work I needed to do today I didn’t do because I got sucked into this disaster… So, while not giving up here, I have to TRY to get some work done between comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • notisaidthepig

      Sorry, RT. But you know you love us. Oink!

      • QueenSpiffy

        oink

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Don’t be such a bad influence ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • notisaidthepig
    • Nancy

      love it!
      beautiful-captures it perfectly!
      the image is so serene!

      • notisaidthepig

        One of my favorites. It’s from a few years ago but I still love it.

        • Nancy

          very easy, and yet full, all at the same time. nice!

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
    • Nevin

      Lets send Neb and Ricki on the case.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        I think they would qualify as real witches though.

        • Nancy

          zing!!!

      • notisaidthepig

        LOL!

      • Nancy

        they are good at spying!

        • 17

          Well duh! You didn’t know she’s a secret government agent? Got the decoder ring and everything!

          • Nancy

            oh my…
            that’s not something we ever discussed.
            news to me!

          • 17

            Oh, Nancy. You’ve never heard the story?

          • Nancy

            oh shit.
            no…

          • 17

            Are you the Nancy that was in the Woodshed today?
            ETA: I now see that it WAS you there. You should have read further, or just downloaded the pages to read at your leasure. There’s fascinating stuff in there.

          • Nevin

            Nancy isn’t from Arkansas.

          • Nancy

            yes…in and out…started to read and then got sick.

          • 17

            I’m sorry you got sick. Was it the reading or something else?

          • Nancy

            the content…too much.

          • 17

            I’m sorry to hear that. Stay out then please.

          • Nancy

            not a big deal-I know it’s not good for me to overload on that kind of thing.
            I will!

          • Nevin

            They still have those in Cracker Jacks?

          • 17

            Hers came from MI-5 before she transferred to America. I take it you’ve never heard the story either.

          • Nevin

            Apparently not.

          • The_Fixer

            Delusions of Grandeur on top of the rest? Oh, my….

          • Nancy

            hahaha…

          • Nevin
          • Nancy

            LOL

          • The_Fixer

            I think the only true Secret Agent Man among us is 17 – somebody gave him a number and took away his name ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Rich H

          Not too good if you can’t keep it secret.

          • Nancy

            good point-not professional spies.

      • Edwin

        I’m sure they know more about me than I know about myself, at the moment.

    • Nancy

      that’s funny…purity is now a thing for wands too?

  • notisaidthepig

    I’m seeing this and I’m thinking…Spiffy!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Me as well.

    • QueenSpiffy

      needs more righteous fury. I am a brunette in case anyone was curious. But agree with caption.

      • notisaidthepig

        I was wondering….

        • QueenSpiffy

          ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Psst, he’s stalking you ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • notisaidthepig

            Shhh!

          • 17

            If you’ve been caught….you’re an amature.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            With the purest of intentions I’m sure.

      • Edwin

        I used to be a brunette, but now I’m a silver fox… but maybe you knew that already.

    • Dosido3

      Haha. Except that Hilbots are the Mean Girls…

      • Nancy

        are you able to post at the banned room?

        • Dosido3

          erm…maybe?

          • Nancy

            oh, just wondering. so many of us that are here aren’t able to anymore.

          • Dosido3

            So far so good.

          • Nancy

            ahhh, interesting.

          • LOL, well, I’m way blocked. Since when, I dunno know, as I walked out of that place and didn’t look back. Mostly because tumblr is such a shitty place to host a blog-style forum. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Saw that, and yes tumblr is shit.

          • Nancy

            are you banned as well?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Haven’t looked.

          • Nancy

            ahh ok…

          • Nancy

            do you know if Tumblr supplies mods for the blogs they host?

          • Well, I’m sure they only moderate any locally hosted content/comments. They’re not going to have any access into Disqus. If you’re thinking of the “mod badge” thing I saw some folks referencing that’s a strictly Disqus feature and controlled by the Disqus comment thread owner.

          • Nancy

            exactly…they are trying to pass of the moderators as the people from disqus and tumblr.
            more false statements.

          • 17

            Well aren’t YOU special!

          • Dosido3

            Lol. Arent you going to ask me if I’m a crip or a blood?

          • 17

            We’ll figure it out, then there’ll be hell to pay!

          • cathyx

            You could check by upvoting and then refreshing. If your upvote is still there, then you’re not banned.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
    • notisaidthepig

      What?! (((clicks on link)))

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        That’s why I posted it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Dosido3

      Is it Orlando bloom?

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        British theatre.

      • Nancy

        on a paddle board?
        I did look…

    • notisaidthepig

      Actually, that makes sense now. We all think magicians have something up their sleeve. But if there’s no sleeve….. They are quite handsome as well. Oink!

  • Rich H

    Just for the hell of it.

    Quiz: Are you Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez or Madison Kocian?
    http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/17246747/are-simone-biles-aly-raisman-gabby-douglas-laurie-hernandez-madison-kocian

    I’m Simone Biles.

    • Nevin

      Who are these people?

      • LOL, my thought exactly! I’m apparently Out Of Touch.

      • QueenSpiffy

        Glad I’m not the only one.

      • Rich H

        U.S. Olympic Gymnasts. I thought it was fun because I’m about as far away from being one as possible. Yet I’m still the odds on favor to win the gold.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Madison.

    • MeanValueTheorem

      Hey Rich!

      • Edwin

        Hi. You are back in the family again. Hurray!!!!

        • MeanValueTheorem

          Hey Edwin!!!!!!!!
          Missed you! Sorry to see what’s been going down. :[

          • Edwin

            Whatevs. It’s over now. Escaped the psycho queen.

      • The_Fixer

        Hey, MVT! Delightful to see you!

        • MeanValueTheorem

          So glad to see you too Fixer!

          • The_Fixer

            I’ve been seeing you fighting the good fight on various sites (through Disqus notifications) since you walked away from TBR. How great is it to see you taking on the fools, I don’t know where you get the fortitude to deal with some of those shitheads.

            Now we have you here without the threat of the Anvil of Crazinessยฎ hanging over our heads. Good deal!

          • MeanValueTheorem

            So good to be here.
            I’d visit and read up on you guys now and again, but refrained from commenting.
            I tried. I tried remaining neutral for a while. Then the un-provoked nastiness really turned me off.

            When I finally booked it I didn’t post anywhere for a while because it was so depressing seeing TBR go south like that. Glad Unka and company put this place together.

          • The_Fixer

            Yeah, it was like walking on eggshells over there after a while. Not what I was expecting, nor what I wanted. I understand why you walked away, there were days when I didn’t comment because I was afraid I’d slip and be the object of negative attention.

            I felt bad for Unkawillbur being assaulted when he started this place. Wanted to visit, but the place was dead – everybody was scared they would incur the Wrath of Ricki if they spent any time here. Such a shame.

            Anyway, I know you are wanting to get out of here and I need to get myself to bed soon, too. We’ll chat later. Take care!

      • Rich H

        Hey MVT! Good to see you.

  • QueenSpiffy

    Happy Birthday, Annaleigh.

    • Nevin

      Wow, we need a cake.

      • QueenSpiffy

        yup we has one.

    • 17

      Why didn’t she say something?

      • QueenSpiffy

        idk

      • Nevin

        Put this in your calendar, my birthday is May 15th. I’m a Taurus and we can be bitchy if people forget our birthdays.

        • notisaidthepig

          Got it. Oink!

          • Nevin

            Good. I wouldn’t want to go off my diet and eat pigs feet.

          • notisaidthepig

            Not nice!

          • Nevin

            I warned you we can be bitchy.

          • notisaidthepig

            (((scurries off)))

          • Nevin

            I would defend you to the death Noti.

          • notisaidthepig

            Thanks, Nevin. I feel the same way.

          • Edwin

            they have pigs feet restaurants in Korea (TMI?)

        • 17

          As if I know how to use a calendar.

        • cathyx

          I’m a Taurus too, but i don’t get that way, i’m used to people forgetting my birthday.

          • Nevin

            Well than you are not a true Taurus.

          • cathyx

            Most people would say I am. There are more traits than that.

          • Nevin

            Except for the stubbornness we are good people.

          • cathyx

            oh yeah.

        • Edwin

          I’m an Aries (anyone surprised?) and I don’t care about my birthday.

          • Nevin

            After you reach a certain age a birthday is one step closer to the grave.

          • Edwin

            I just never saw much point. It’s nice if my family acknowledges it with an email or card, but I don’t care of others do. I usually never say a word to people.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      She posted in the morning thread.

      • QueenSpiffy

        ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Dosido3

    So nice to see you all! My device is about to go kaput. See y’all tomorrow!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Laters.

    • Nevin

      Nite Dosido.

    • Nancy

      night!

    • notisaidthepig

      Bye!

    • The_Fixer

      G’Night!

    • Edwin

      Good night, Do

  • notisaidthepig

    I bet you can figure out who I voted for:

    POLLS: Young Voters Want Johnson and Stein
    https://ivn.us/2016/08/09/young-voters-want-johnson-and-stein/

    • Nevin

      Johnson is so vanilla. There is nothing interesting about him.

      • notisaidthepig

        I love how young voters are rejecting the establishment candidates by large margins. It bodes well for the future.

        • Nevin

          The revolution is a keystroke away.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Unfortunately that also means hacking ๐Ÿ™

          • Nevin

            Good point.

          • Edwin

            Should I push the button now?

          • Nevin

            Yes

          • Edwin

            ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Johnson is, despite his moderate social views, still a far-right economic candidate and hence, part of the problem.

        • Nevin

          I saw him on Anderson Cooper’s town hall. He’s a repub lite.

        • notisaidthepig

          Yep.

        • The_Fixer

          Libertarian: A Republican who wants to legalize marijuana.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            And go back to the gold standard.

          • The_Fixer

            While conveniently forgetting why we went off the gold standard.

  • Nevin

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    5 hours ago

    ….18 comments and half have been written by Ricki and another poster….

    Make
    that 22 comments and this one’s being written by the Mod. Either you
    come here in peace and participate in civil discourse or you come here
    to be a major asshole. I’ll take the latter for $1,000, Alex. Easy
    answer since your comment reflected that.

    Please take yourself
    back to the Dump from whence you were conspiring and do not bother to
    return unless you can play nice. TBR never had a beef with you. It was
    your choice to leave in a snit because you didn’t like what a regular
    poster was posting…. “he’s there all of the time and I don’t want to
    be around him.” We offered to help you, but you declined. This
    behavior is beneath you.

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    TheBannedRoom

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    4 hours ago

    I would expect a mod to have more decorum than this.

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    Nevin

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    4 hours ago

    Did you see the original comment dayanmao posted before he edited it?

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    Nebdem

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    4 hours ago

    So now we are going to be childish about it? A mod is supposed to be impartial and yes, they are held to a higher standard.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Yeah, that is ridiculous.

      • Nevin

        I would be surprised if their blog is still up in 6 months.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          6 weeks.

          • QueenSpiffy

            6 days

          • Nancy

            lol…

          • Nevin

            They really fucked with you Spiffy.

          • QueenSpiffy

            ๐Ÿ™

          • Nevin

            {{{hugs}}} You didn’t deserve what they did to you.

          • QueenSpiffy

            <3 no one did. i see you went out with quite a few bangs though.

          • Nevin

            Neb pissed me off. He pissed me off more with his ridiculous emails to me.

          • QueenSpiffy

            lol dont’ get me curious XD

          • Nevin

            I deleted them and took him out of my contacts.

          • QueenSpiffy

            oh

          • Nancy

            they sure did-they nailed her this morning…it was sad to watch them play off her kind nature and sense of fair and need for peace.
            she was being genuine and they just went for it.

          • MeanValueTheorem

            I just read that shit.
            Ugly.

          • QueenSpiffy

            *cuddles the mean*

        • Edwin

          6 days

          • QueenSpiffy

            ha!

          • Edwin

            They can recruit from TPV ……….if they aren’t banned there.

          • QueenSpiffy

            hope we can get oct.

          • Edwin

            oct?

            maybe tm and ekitty

    • dayanmao

      When you pull the shit they pulled then start the next day with “Separating the wheat from the chaff” they deserve all the grief that comes there way.

      As for my post, it was a mistake, I had too many open tabs and posted in error. Still, what an ahole.

      • Nevin

        My comment was not to embarrass you. My comment to was to show the absurdity of them.

        • Rich H

          No, no, I didn’t take it that way at all. Those two make the hacks at C&L look like Rhodes scholars by comparison.

  • Nancy

    • Seen that image, love it. The only issue I have with it is that I read “nominally Christian” and I thought to myself, “‘nominally’?!? She’s part of that wacko-extremist Christian cult, The Fellowship!”

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Yep, fundamentalist creeps.

      • Nancy

        that’s right…thanks for that mind nudge. yes, she is a piece of work.

    • Nevin

      Thanks for turning off my sex drive. ;P

      • Nancy

        sorry!!!
        LOL…

    • Edwin

      Can we say bitch at this blog, Unka?

    • Rich H

      Election fraud.

  • 17

    ..

    • [groans] LOL

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Again?!

    • Nancy

      oh did I leave my cam on again? shit!!!
      night!

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        lol

        • Nancy

          he’s always peeking!

    • Nevin

      Not as strange as the guy with 12 balls.

    • The_Fixer

      G’Night, 17!

    • Edwin

      Good night

    • MeanValueTheorem

      Night.

      • 17

        Glad you found us!

  • Nancy

    just ran into NotReveen and sent him the link for here!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      yay

      • Nancy

        right! he has an open profile…hope he comes by.

        • Nevin

          Still wondering where Shohanna is.

          • QueenSpiffy

            I think she’s probably in shock somewhere.

          • Nevin

            I’ve never seen her post at other places. Does anyone know how to contact her?

          • QueenSpiffy

            ๐Ÿ™ i don’t

          • Nevin

            We will find a way to get her here.

          • QueenSpiffy

            ๐Ÿ™‚

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            She follows me.

          • Nevin

            Dammit Daniel your job is to get her here.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I posted an invite to a blog she visits, hope she sees it.

          • Nancy

            great!

          • Nevin

            Thank you.

          • Edwin

            Hurray

          • Nancy

            I know…there are many missing.

      • QueenSpiffy

        <3 totes adorbs.

      • MeanValueTheorem
        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Saw that, good to see you again.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Going to bed, goodnight all.

    • The_Fixer

      G’Night, Daniel. It’s been fun, as always.

    • Nevin

      Nite Daniel. Glad you found your way here.

    • Nancy

      night Daniel-hope you have wonderful sleep!

    • Edwin

      Good night..

  • Nancy

    one to leave you with:
    thanks for the warm welcome Unka!
    was a great beginning after a bad end!

    • Nevin

      Nite Nancy.

    • Edwin

      Good night.

  • MeanValueTheorem

    Good night all!

    • Nevin

      Nite.

      • MeanValueTheorem

        High Nevin.
        I;m terrible at remembering b-days. Happy birthday ahead of time! :]

        • Nevin

          ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you.

    • Nancy

      hey! hello! and good night…so great to see you again!

      • MeanValueTheorem

        Sames!
        I’ve been watching from a distance since the attack on Plum. SMDH

        • Edwin

          I got asked why I deleted all my comments in that thread at Plum’s. To them, it meant I was guilty. I thought more like, none of your fucking business.

          • MeanValueTheorem

            That paranoia shit is out of hand. You said nothing wrong and deleted your comments precisely to preclude any misinterpretations and avoid this bullshit.

            I told her that b/c she brought my name up in her response to Plum, which was out of control, I took the liberty of swinging by Plum’s spot to apologize for the way she was received on TBR personally. I imagine they shot right over there as soon as I said that and saw your deleted comments and likely had it out for you ever since.

          • Edwin

            She had it out for me since before then. Quite a while before then. [note to all: they have hauled me into chatzy for 2 private 2 hour “interviews”] All of it has to do with Ricki thinking I am working with 17 and Cathyx to destroy her. (She’s one fucked up chick.)

            I had my first chatzy interview (for 2 hours) with the two of them some time ago and I thought we were OK, but obviously not. They obviously thought everything I said to them was lies. I figured we were good, but I guess Ricki didn’t.

            The deleted comments to them spelt guilt. What else could they mean?

            So I say Fuck ’em. Fuck those twisted fuckers. I want nothing to do with those 2 fucking psychos ever again.

    • QueenSpiffy

      Mean :D?

      • MeanValueTheorem

        Hey Spiffay!

        • QueenSpiffy

          You lives <3 !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • MeanValueTheorem

            Missed you guys!

          • QueenSpiffy

            ๐Ÿ™‚ you to!

        • QueenSpiffy

          ๐Ÿ™ I just missed you at other place. You still there?

    • Edwin

      Good night. Good to c u again

      • MeanValueTheorem

        Oh I’m still here!
        Saying good night was my poor attempt at making a joke as I just arrived. :]

        I’m rusty. Always good to see you Edwin.

        • QueenSpiffy

          Oh yay, you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry about that. Come on over and i’ll explain.

        • Edwin

          Oh. OK. As you know it’s afternoon over here. I am always around at your nighttime.

          I’m just trying to get together stuff for dinner that involves as little cooking as possible. We are stuck in a never-ending heat wave. I got fruit, eggs, bread, tomatoes and cucumbers and stuff like that, Just trying to make some cold food meal stuff for the next few days. Way too hot to cook.

  • Rich H

    In the spirit of everyone calling it a night, Goodnight Moon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yu_g5x3ZoQ

  • QueenSpiffy
  • The_Fixer

    Hey everybody, time for me to turn into a sleeping person. But before I do, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed smiling and laughing with all of you tonight. See ya tomorrow!

    • QueenSpiffy

      cya

    • Nevin

      Nite Fixer. Good to see you.

    • Edwin

      nighty night, Fixer

  • William Buckley interviews Huey Newton on Firing Line

    https://youtu.be/h4ypqCYPduI

    • QueenSpiffy

      ๐Ÿ™‚ You must be a happy camper today.

    • QueenSpiffy

      Let me know when you get here. I think you should get a heads up about something

      • What’s up?

        • QueenSpiffy

          Nancy just posted it at top. but if you have the link to chatzy, i can give you more details.

  • Nevin

    265. I want my Queen crown.

    • Edwin
      • Nevin

        You are such a sweetheart Edwin. I’m sorry for what you have been through.

        • Edwin

          We’ve all been through it together. Attacking one is attacking all. They sold out on their principles.

          • Nevin

            People stuck up for you Edwin. There is a reason why they are here and not at the other site.

          • Edwin

            Thx. I am grateful.

  • Edwin

    And here I thought I might be wandering around the internet today, by myself, looking for friends. Hurray, (almost) everyone is here.

    • Nevin

      We’ve all been through betrayal Edwin. I’m amazed that we still trust people.

      • Edwin

        I think most people are nice and trustworthy. Every now and then we get mixed up with some stinkers, but that is behind us now.

        Sorry your friendship ended. I didn’t really know either of them. (And now I’m glad.)

  • Annaleigh

    SHIT. Things went south in Ferguson tonight as predicted (today’s the 2nd anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder, that’s why I didn’t mention my birthday until a little while ago…August 9th is always going to be associated with Mike Brown and Ferguson in my mind from now on):
    https://twitter.com/kodacohen/status/763208826275270656

  • Edwin
  • Annaleigh
  • Edwin

    Warning: Not suitable for any misogynist BernieBros.

    ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01g3F7naooM

  • Edwin

    This is a great video. Can anyone post it at C&L open thread. It’s who they are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE-V_AcA_ns

    • Annaleigh

      Yup, I had just watched them before, good stuff, Katie Halper kicks ass (and I’m envious of her family history! – in her Twitter rant she mentioned she had relatives that fought in the Spanish Civil War).

  • Annaleigh
  • Edwin

    Obama and H Clinton are war criminals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MjdZCyshrQ

  • Annaleigh

    In case anyone hasn’t watched the Ferguson video (and I don’t blame anyone who doesn’t want to it, it’s really disturbing), I need to make it clear that the gunshots were fired almost immediately after the protester was hit by the car. The protesters were standing around him when the shots were fired and he had to be carried to safety. So this (the hit and run) was no fucking accident, no way.

  • cathyx

    Good morning everyone.

    Survey of Our Readers: 41.7% for Hillary Clinton, 33.4% for Jill Stein, 13.4% Would Write-In Bernie

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/09/survey-our-readers-417-hillary-clinton-334-jill-stein-134-would-write-bernie

    • cathyx

      And I will add that the democratic, not hillary, votes add up to 46.8% to hillary’s 41.7%.

  • Edwin
  • Annaleigh

    Whelp, I’m off to go engage in some retail therapy for back to college stuff, see everyone later!

    • 17

      Retail therapy? Is that what the kids are calling it now?

      • Edwin

        Good morning, 17.

        • 17

          good mornin’ and goodnight, Edwin.

          • Edwin

            See ya later. I’m nodding off here.

    • Edwin

      Be seein’ ya later. It’s bedtime for me.

  • 17

    ..

  • Nancy

    it happens far too often…

    • 17

      Good morning, Nancy ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Nancy

        morning 17…a lovely day in the neighbourhood!

    • Nevin

      Morning Nancy.

      • Nancy

        blue! morning-you are enjoying your morning?

        • Nevin

          Just woke up. It’s a cloudy day, which I love since we have so few of them.

          • Nancy

            no kidding! a change can be really great, nice to hear!

  • Nevin
    • Nancy

      oh that is so awful…can’t get past the headline.

      • 17

        Yeah, I sign on, and the first 3 articles I see bring me down.

        • Nevin

          Maybe finding more cat recipes will cheer you up.

          • Nancy

            hahahahaha….someone’s had their coffee!

        • Nancy

          that’s why the cat video is up…I started with some fun ones on FB…it helps balance out an often harsh reality

  • Nancy
    • 17

      So many cats….so few recipes.

      • Nancy

        oh oh…you are going to catch some flack for that one!

        • 17

          Yup! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nancy
  • 17

    What are the solutions for police misconduct?

    Ever notice that police unions are โ€œfraternalโ€? This should tell you something. The โ€œthin-blue-lineโ€ is a gang, little different than street gangsโ€“at least when it comes to โ€œcovering-upโ€ their questionable and quite often, illegal and criminal behavior.

    http://www.copblock.org/164262/real-solutions-for-police-misconduct/

  • 17

    Feds to Finally Start Tracking Killings by Police in Nationwide Database

    No comprehensive system for tracking the deaths of citizens at police hands currently exists. The FBI has a system which allows law enforcement agencies to voluntarily submit relevant information, but their system has noticeably been absent of many names โ€“ including more well known ones like Michael Brown.

    http://www.copblock.org/164357/feds-to-finally-start-tracking-killings-by-police-in-nationwide-database/

    • God, It’s about time.

      • notisaidthepig

        Yep.

      • 17

        But remember….this is America. If there isn’t a slimy way around the procedure written into it, it won’t be implimented. Call me cynical.

  • Nancy

    FYI- we all left The Banned Room yesterday morning, began posting here, and it was only during the evening were we banned by the site owners.
    we left-they didn’t ban us off there.
    the damage control and spin on their part is not surprising.
    just. more. lies.

    • QueenSpiffy

      I was banned. No warning whatsoever. I guess saying “I have friends on both sides and want to be Switzerland” was too threatening. I know what really did it though. I posted here.

      Oh and by the way people, I guess they are “culling Jill Stein supporters.” Yep, a blog that started off as a place for banned Bernie Sanders supporters, is now targeting Jill Stein supporters. Sad day when you become what you hate. That didn’t take too long. I know they aren’t getting paid for that blog. So they weren’t bought off.

      • Nancy

        none of us had any warning, but for them to be telling people they got rid of us when we got rid of them, is just wrong and simply a desperate and clumsy reframing of the truth.

        • QueenSpiffy

          All this over a blog that had at its height what 30-50 people and was down to like 20 regular posters?

          • Nancy

            seriously.

          • QueenSpiffy

            I do find it funny that apparently CrooksAndLiars and RawStory felt so threatened by it. Threatened enough they had to actually be in communication with them.

          • Nancy

            if that’s even true…

          • QueenSpiffy

            Oh I believe that’s true. At least two of their mods are obsessive enough to stalk us anywhere we go. I even had my own “channel” on disquis, where they watched us. Remember that’s how someone ended up getting banned at RS? For posting there.

          • 17

            In Ricki’s world, there always has to be a bad guy. She should sit down and have a serious talk with the folks living in her head sometime.

          • QueenSpiffy

            banning people for supporting a different canadidate and talking on another site. Pft.

          • Nancy

            that’s having group therapy, without having to leave your house!

        • 17

          …”reframing the truth”….it’s been that way since day one. Everything about Ricki’s life is a lie.

          • Nancy

            that’s becoming more evident as I watch them spinning this.

          • notisaidthepig

            Same here. More fucking scales are falling from my eyes. This election cycle takes the fucking cake with that.

          • QueenSpiffy

            that edit button is probably getting a work out.

          • 17

            I have the original. They can scrub all they want. I’ve learned not to let them re-write things. I’ve seen what blog editing can do.

          • notisaidthepig

            Smart!

          • 17

            As of last night when I showed my wife the meltdown, nothing had been scrubbed yet.

          • Nancy

            lmao…too late-everyone knows what was there.

          • QueenSpiffy

            yup

          • 17

            I also have the the desperate attempt at diversion they tried to pull on Spiffy yesterday. All of it. The entire page….word for word, comment for comment. They’re not spinning this one.

          • Nancy

            that was heartbreaking to watch what they did to her.

          • notisaidthepig

            Oh, I missed that. Glad I did. Shocking they would turn on Spiffy. No morals.

          • QueenSpiffy

            One was O_O (I don’t know what is going on) and the other was >.< (How dare these people criticize our mod.)

          • notisaidthepig

            A pig does not know what to say. Sigh.

          • 17

            A pig says “Oink”. What, you slipping?

          • notisaidthepig

            Oink! Oink! Oink!

          • Nancy

            xo

          • notisaidthepig

            screen shots!

          • 17

            lol. That always cracked me up. When asked to produce them, the subject always got changed. But I’ll tell you, if you ask ME for them….I’ll post them to the page in a heartbeat (just ask Ricki).

          • Nancy

            she says you have doctored all of them…

          • 17

            Then let her show her copies and we’ll compare.

          • Nancy

            not going to happen. we know that.

          • 17

            My wife read them AS THEY WERE HAPPENING!

          • Nancy

            that must have been awful.

          • 17

            First she was mad. Then, when the calls to her office started, she was scared. Then back to mad. Now, with it all falling apart, she’s horny ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Nancy

            hahaha…who knew-a silver lining!

    • notisaidthepig

      I hear they are saying we have Hillary Derangement Syndrome. They are taking after her with their smears. I was sad about what happened there but now I’m getting angry. Soon I won’t give a shit. That’s something coming from a pig. Oink!

      • QueenSpiffy

        Apparently, they might be sending people over.

        • notisaidthepig

          I see that….

          • QueenSpiffy

            I doubt they’ll do it.

            They barely posted at TBR and even then they didn’t have the courage to start anything, where they didn’t have the mods to make sure anyone who had a different opinion protected them from the big bad real world.

            Come on hillbots, prove me wrong. Go ahead. Post. Make my day.

          • notisaidthepig

            They are scared of so many things. Stein frightens the shit out of them. She neutralizes that woman card and can defend herself against Trump much better than $hillary because she doesn’t have that airplane-load of baggage $hillary drags around like Jacob Marley’s chain.

          • QueenSpiffy

            For Jill they say anti vax like they think it will exeorcise the progressive demons in our soul.

          • notisaidthepig

            A smear. A lie. The usual from them. Facts are so annoying.

          • QueenSpiffy

            yup

          • Nancy

            totally nailed that Mr Pig…totally terrified of her.

          • notisaidthepig

            Stein IS what we want from a leader. $hillary should take a look and try to steal from her like she did with Bernie. It will be hysterical. Because of course the one thing $hillary can never do is convince America that she is sincere or truthful. We know her too well.

          • Nancy

            listening to the two women speak is telling. one is calm, rational and enthusiastic and very knowledgable. the other-isn’t at all.

      • Nancy

        lol…why would anyone in their right mind be supporting Hillary? I take that derangement as a compliment!

        • QueenSpiffy

          BUT TRUMP IS REALLY SCARY AND HILLARY IS A WOMAN. AND HER XX CHROMOSOMES ARE REALLY IMPRESSIVE!

          • Nancy

            right? would you want to be one of those people?

          • QueenSpiffy

            Plague of locusts I tell you.

          • notisaidthepig

            LOL! That’s their whole argument for why $hillary is better. No thanks. I think I’ll pass.

          • QueenSpiffy

            That’s her entire campaign.

          • notisaidthepig

            Yes, it is. She’s got NOTHING else to offer. Nothing.

          • QueenSpiffy

            yup

          • Dosido3

            People who say stuff like that have never met my sister in law! O.o

          • QueenSpiffy

            Lol sorry, I don’t get it?

          • Dosido3

            My sister in law is crazy. Just saying people are awesome for having XX haven’t met her.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            oh lol

        • notisaidthepig

          You are so lovely, Nancy. That’s what we should do. It’s the old: “I welcome their hate” argument. So true. You are wise, my friend. Love you!

          • Nancy

            we are not the loons here Mr. Pig. I always remember that they support a lying, cheating, pandering POS.
            and proudly support her!!!
            WTF is wrong with people? she’s not Trump! she is a woman? are you fucking kidding me?
            raise the bar…
            this is who is criticizing me. as if I will take that or them seriously!!!

    • The_Fixer

      Good morning, all.

      Well, that kind of blows up one of their prime methods of discrediting their enemies – repeating a lie that sounds plausible and using it to smear their opponents. Anyone who pays attention can easily see that it’s a lie in this case.

      They’re slipping…

      • QueenSpiffy

        Hey fixer ๐Ÿ™‚

        • The_Fixer

          A good morning and many pleasantries to you, My Queen!

          • QueenSpiffy

            <3

  • notisaidthepig
  • Nancy

    ok, end of my TBR rant. I am not dirtying up this blog with that ugly, lying mess over there.
    time to move on for me! now would I be the wheat or the chaff? cmmmmmm
    sorry, just one last dig!

    • notisaidthepig

      I agree. We should let it go. At the end of the day, they don’t merit our attention. Onward!

      • QueenSpiffy

        The spiffy is not done. She was stabbed 37 times like Caesar. She still has some blood to get on their precious floor at least.

        • Nancy

          you go for it Lily-this is just my thing.
          heh, I’ll see how long it lasts!

        • notisaidthepig

          (((a pig gets out of the way)))

    • The_Fixer

      I must be chaff – I just went over and checked, I am banned now. W00t! My first banning!

      It’s hilarious that they are coming over here to see who posts and then banning those people. Their list of banned persons must read like War and Peace.

      • Nancy

        congrats Fix!!!
        yup-all of it hilariously sad.

        • The_Fixer

          I am not going to go on and on about this, either. But had to check.

          I suggest a happy medium of not spending too much time on it, but remaining vigilant. These people can become dangerous. Ask 17, he’ll tell ya.

          • Nancy

            exactly. I am not certain Unka has created this space for that purpose!
            great to be able to let loose and meet the public lies in a public forum, but I think I will shift my focus on here…

          • notisaidthepig

            Yep.

          • notisaidthepig

            Good advice, Fixer. Thanks.

      • QueenSpiffy

        You posted on another site.

        BANNED.

        • The_Fixer

          She’s like Reverse Oprah – “YOU’VE got a banning, YOU’VE got a banning, YOU’VE got a banning…” ad infinitum.

          • Nancy

            LMAO…
            oh that’s funny!

      • cathyx

        What’s nuts is banning people because they comment at another site, or any other site.

        • The_Fixer

          Yeah, I haven’t posted over there since last Thursday or Friday. If I posted anything offensive, you’d thing that their crack team of roving moderators would have caught it by now :

          • 17

            Garza’s Garrison?

          • The_Fixer

            Yeah ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Dosido3

          That is disturbing.

    • 17

      Which one tastes like chicken?

      • Nevin

        I thought you were into cats.

        • Nancy

          the other white meat.

          • Nevin

            Noti will be glad he isn’t.

          • notisaidthepig

            Yep. Morning, Nevin! I’ve got to step out. See everyone laters…

          • Nevin

            Later Noti.

          • Nancy

            enjoy!

        • 17

          There are plenty of chicken recipes.

    • We are The Chaff
      We are the children
      We are the ones that comment lots
      And love our nation!

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Dosido3

        Its the Rule of Law, people…
        We’re saving our own lives…

  • 17

    Lawsuit aims to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel as clandestine nuclear power

    Such aid violates longstanding bans on aid to non-signatories to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) with nuclear weapons programs.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/lawsuit-clandestine-nuclear/#sthash.h8SL7aWX.dpuf

  • 17

    What Is the US Doing in Afghanistan?

    Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has claimed that the efforts of the US-led international coalition stationed in his country have been in vain. Fourteen years of military intervention by America and its allies have brought Afghanistan nothing but harm. The territory controlled by the government is shrinking. Kabul now controls less than 65% of the nation. The government is almost completely absent from northern districts such as Musa Qala, Sangin, and Kajaki, which border the countries of the CIS. “Something is wrong”, says Karzai.

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/08/09/what-us-doing-afghanistan.html

  • 17

    The Real War On Drugs

    There is a fine line between Democracy, and law and order. In recent years, the criminals in society have used Democracy to their benefit. Those who were not guilty have found themselves tortured in CIA black
    sites around the world, murdered, living in embassies, or fleeing to other countries for safety because they exposed and opposed criminal behaviour.

    Those who are guilty sit in boardrooms and are in top positions in corporations and banks, or they get themselves elected as the President or the Prime minster of a country.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/08/09/the-real-war-on-drugs/

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