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674You know that “Single Black Mother Made Good,” Donna Brazile, who, when she was appointed to replace Little Debbie, was called “A Solid Progressive Choice,” by Bernie Sanders? Yeah, she thinks that the Clinton Foundation’s activities are perfectly normal.

Speaking of Bernie “Turncoat” Sanders, His “Our Revolution” certainly isn’t our “Our Revolution.”  It’s just another shepherding operation of the Democratic party. “But what revolutionary strategy and organization is NOT, is not so debatable. It isn’t a return to the corporate-controlled Democratic Party.

In today’s “A Feature Not A Bug” news, by next year, Obama’s signature corporate welfare program will result in 1/3rd of the country having only 1 insurance provider.

The fear of certain breeds of dogs mirrors the fear of certain people. How racism has instilled an irrational fear of the American Pit Bull.

And in today’s “Nature Not Nurture” news, it appears our ability to read, as well as how well we can read, is hard-wired into our brains from birth. This has serious implications for all kinds of political philosophies.

 

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  • cathyx

    First. This is so easy.

  • towerofbabel

    Catches the worm!

    • cathyx

      Sorry, the worm is mine.

      Edited to add: Good morning. 🙂

  • 17

    ..

    • cathyx

      good morning.

      • Good morning cathyx :^)

      • 17

        Mornin’ Ma’am 😉

  • Edwin
    • cathyx

      Congratulations.

    • 17

      Mornin’ Edwin!

      • Edwin

        Good morning and good night. Time for bed.
        Another cool night for sleeping. 😀

        • 17

          Sleep well, bud 😉

  • 17

    Yet Another Cop Caught Stealing Drugs From the Prescription Drop Box in Ventura, California

    Senior Deputy Matthew Volpe of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is just the latest in a string of cops caught “sampling the goods” from a police department prescription drop box. The drop boxes are supposed to represent a way for citizens to turn over old or unneeded prescription drugs for proper disposal that eliminates contamination of water supplies or other environmental concerns. It also eliminates the threat
    of heavily armed, violent people catching them with them after the prescription has expired and assaulting and/or kidnapping them because they no longer have permission from the State to put that particular
    substance in their body.

    http://www.copblock.org/165132/yet-another-cop-caught-stealing-drugs-from-the-prescription-drop-box-in-ventura-california/

    • The_Fixer

      Yeah, that “Thin Blue Line” is what separates the cops from the criminals, and it is very, very thin indeed.

  • SmotPoker

    12th, and while you goobers were eating worms, I was having a nice breakfast at a local cafe….

    • The_Fixer

      I’ve never been fond of worms, mostly because one has to be an early bird to get them. I am not an early bird.

  • SmotPoker

    Oh, and just as an update, yours truly is still without a working automobile.

    I left on my journey on the 9th of July.

    Drink that in for a minute….

    • The_Fixer

      Good Morning, Smot.

      I am amazed at your ability to find the most incompetent auto repair people, no matter what state they happen to be in.

      • SmotPoker

        It’s a gift really…

        • The_Fixer

          Yeah, a gift you’d rather be able to return, I’m sure. I’m sure that I could troubleshoot that for you, but I don’t have the time available to travel across a Great Lake to do so 🙁

          • SmotPoker

            The EMC keeps blowing a capacitor. My mechanic is trying to determine why this keeps happening. Have yet another one order, but it won’t do a bit of fucking good if it gets fried yet again.

          • The_Fixer

            Yeah, I think he’s engaged in a game of insanity – repeatedly doing the same thing expecting different results. Capacitors do not blow without something radically out of whack, something that for an electronics tech, would be relatively easy to find.

            In fact, I get if you go on YouTube, you’d find a solution. I think I’ll try that.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            hey fixer 🙂

          • The_Fixer

            A pleasant morning to you, My Queen. How are you today?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I be okay. Other than the Schultz thing. An outrage, I tell you.

          • The_Fixer

            Schultz thing? I must have missed something this morning.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            She’s up by ten in Florida. After everything she did, she is still leading and by double digits -_-

          • The_Fixer

            I scrolled up and read your other post on that. Some people love being fungus; sitting in a dark room and covered by bullshit. No other explanation.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I guess so. I suppose it’s a relief to know that compared to Hillary her lead is miniscule so there are some people that are only half brain dead.

          • The_Fixer

            Well, this is Florida we’re talking about. That’s the land of whacky. Very little that goes on there really surprises me.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

          • SmotPoker

            Oh no, this guy is the one that has discovered the problem. He was an electrician before he was a mechanic, and took early retirement from Fords. He knows his shit. He’s the one that found that they were blowing caps. I’m an EE myself, but I ain’t fucking with it, my poor back couldn’t handle being bent over the hood for 5 minutes without causing me lots of pain. I think I stated it incorrectly too, it’s the ECM not the EMC. Electronic Control Module.

          • The_Fixer

            That’s whacky. I’d have to be familiar with that circuit in order to say what’s going on. Will try to look at the wiring diagram on line. An ECM blowing up a capacitor?

            Capacitors blow from heat (which usually takes an extended period of time), through polarity reversal (in the case of polarized electrolytic caps), over voltage, or overcurrent (in the case that they have to pass AC).

            Sounds like an interesting problem, albeit a very frustrating one.

          • SmotPoker

            No, a capacitor inside the ECM keeps getting fried. Yeah, very true that caps can hold a charge, but only so much before it goes pop. Something is sending too much current to it, and it’s zapping it out. I’m thinking I have a faulty ground somewhere along the line. I dunno.

            We’re looking it at is a divide and conquer deal now. We see where the problem keeps getting bottlenecked in that ECM, so now it’s a matter of tracking back to see what the fuck is causing it. Once that cap blows power to the fuel pump is shut down so it’s gotta be something before the fuel pump in the circuit.

            95 Ford Taurus if you care to fuck around. We’ve had the schematics out at the shop, and went over them ourselves already. One thing we are doing is putting a bypass for the fuel pump so that if it does happen again I can flip a switch, and have power to it in order to get it back to the shop rather than another tow.

          • The_Fixer

            Does this happen rapidly, as in right away, or does it take some time? I wonder of this ECM has a switched-mode power regulation circuit and it has a leaky or shorted diode. Usually, that will shut down such a supply, but Ford does some very weird things in their cars.

          • SmotPoker

            It’s been the very definition of intermittent. The fix from Tifton, GA lasted for 466 miles, and conked out the 2nd fuel stop. The fix in Gainesville got me 70 miles. The fix in Atlanta got me 700 miles. The fix in Valdosta got me 50 miles. The fix at home got me 4 miles.

            Pick one.

          • The_Fixer

            All of these people changed this capacitor inside of the ECM?

            And if there is one thing I have learned from 49 years of fixing electronics, the first thing one should look at when dealing with an intermittent is solder connections. I have fixed an untold huge amount of product by resoldering many connections on the PC board. Sometimes they are hard to spot, so I inspect the board under a magnifying lamp. Tedious, but it’s worth it to spend the time doing so, even if you wind up finding there’s no problem there.

          • SmotPoker

            Nah, the only one that bothered to take the damn thing apart was my hometown mechanic whom is very good at his job. He’s the one that retired from Ford, and was an electrician before that as I understand it.

            The others just replaced: Fuel pump, Fuel tank, cleaned the lines, cleaned the injectors, a new plug here, a new ECM, a new voltage regulator, a new rotor, and no doubt a couple of things I’ve forgotten already without consulting the bills.

            I’m leaning towards checking the voltage regulator to make sure it’s not blowing out the ECM. I dunno at this point. Up is down, wrong is right, and left is right.

          • The_Fixer

            So, obviously something external is causing the ECM to go bad, or at least telling it to shut off the fuel pump (as so many have noted). Is this thing rusty? If so, look at grounds, and I mean every one of them. Anything that bolts to the chassis, fenders, runs between the engine block and the body or chassis. You may have a strange over voltage condition due to a bad ground.

            I know that you don’t hear well, but did you notice the radio getting louder before the thing failed, or perhaps brighter lights or something like that?

            You may also have a bad alternator, it looks like it has an internal voltage regulator. It would be helpful to know just where in the ECM circuit this capacitor is. I have tried searching for a schematic, if it’s out there, google is useless and can’t find it.

          • SmotPoker

            I’m with you on the ground. It’s what I’ve been saying since Atlanta when those fellas had some issues getting a consistent ground on it. No idea how they finally solved it either. Alternator was changed not too long before the trip, and should be A-OK. Considering it’s a very intermittent problem I’d just about bet money that it’s a grounding issue. I’ve said as much at the shop, and we’ll just have to see.

            I think we’ll find some ground on the undercarriage of the car will have been knocked loose or some shit, probably by the same thing that took out my exhaust right at the catalytic converter that I had to have welded back together in Dalton, GA.

          • The_Fixer

            Yeah, it is awfully suspicious. A redneck with a torch is a dangerous thing 🙂 Don’t completely rule out the alternator, though. That’s why there are warranties – to cover manufacturing defects.

            I think you’ll have to put the thing on a lift and inspect every inch of wiring. This guy may have burned through a wiring harness with that torch. That can cause all kinds of grief.

            But yeah, look at those grounds. I could tell you stories about grounding, but they’re really not all that interesting to most people 🙂

          • The_Fixer

            One little thing to add – the ECM may be doing exactly what it is supposed to do when it senses (or thinks it senses due to a bad ground) an overvoltage condition. It would shut down the engine to keep it from continuing. Easiest way to do that without flooding the engine is to shut off the fuel pump.

            I think it would be wise to ride around with a bypass switch temporarily installed and a voltmeter right at the ECM (using it’s power source and ground). That may give you more of a clue.

          • 17

            Duct tape. Or WD-40. One of ’em will fix it 😉

          • The_Fixer

            I’m a fan of JB Weld, myself 😉

    • Ann Watson

      Car-less in wherever.
      They could make a film out of you. ; )

      • 17

        Hi Ann! Where ya been, cowgirl? 😉

        • Ann Watson

          Here, there and everywhere, buckaroo!
          How are you?

          • 17

            I’m good…here, there, and everywhere. 😉

          • Ann Watson

            That’s a relief, I’m glad to hear it. ; )

      • SmotPoker

        Yeah so where’s the hottie that comes along to solve all my problems, make my dreams come true, and fall in love with her to live happily ever after? I’m waiting…..

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YIJQ1jgEI

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Smoty at this point, it might just be better to take a greyhound bus.

          • SmotPoker

            Ha fucking ha. Never again will I ride a bus. Never. 25 hrs was enough for me. I’m home now anyway so no need to hop on a bus.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

        • Ann Watson

          It’s a long, long way from England to America.
          And am I glad of that ocean. ; )

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      *hugs the smotty*

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      edited for typo. x.x need my caffeine fix.

  • 17

    US Government Says It’s No Longer Against al-Qaeda

    The American public thinks that jihadists are our enemy, but the American aristocracy has no problem with
    jihadists – their friends, the Saudi aristocracy, are competing in the oil-and-gas market against the Russians, not against the jihadists.

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/08/29/us-government-says-no-longer-against-al-qaeda.html

    • notisaidthepig

      Un-freaking-believable.

      • 17

        Actually, it’s not. We’ve known all along that it’s all bullshit, but we were called nuts and told to double up on the tin foil.

    • The_Fixer

      In the immortal words of Richard M. Nixon, “When the President does it, it’s not illegal.”

      Drink that in for a second; Mr. Nobel Peace Prize recipient has the same philosophy as the poster boy of bad Republicanism. I am not surprised.

    • SmotPoker

      Oh wow, so that means we can start sending them money again right?

      • 17

        You mean more money, right?

  • The_Fixer

    Good morning, everyone. So, after I check my mail and log out, I am returned to the Yahoo! Home Page. The first screenshot is what was on the Yahoo! Page. The second is what appeared on the Huffington Post page. Interesting, no?

    • notisaidthepig

      Wow. What a difference.

      • AOL, then Yahoo. You expected a difference?

    • It’s always weird to me, when I see screenshots that show other people still tolerate being advertised at, as in the first screenshot, from AOL.

      • The_Fixer

        Well, first screenshot is from Yahoo! (I know, same difference).

        I don’t like advertising and have learned to ignore a great deal of it. It does pay for the content, that’s why I don’t block it, except on rare occasions.

        My last block was ora tv. It was a video thing with Jesse Ventura on it, and it was driving me nuts, Straight to 127.0.0.1 with that one.

        There are some limits to my tolerance of advertising, and if it’s really bothersome I complain or just block it.

        • Blocking it doesn’t stop the site from getting paid for the “impression” it just keeps it from being seen on the page content.

          On my display, the AOL site is the first most image, going top to bottom.

          • The_Fixer

            I’m sure you know more about how that is all done. All I know is that I didn’t have to see Jesse any more.

            I also did complain to Google about a particularly gross picture of nasty toenails in one ad. I tagged it as “inappropriate” and did not see it again until I cleared all my browser cookies. I repeated that process and eventually, it appears to have gone away for good – I don’t even see it on other computers these days. Of course, google was kind enough to supply me with a different ad 😉

            One I might add, I was able to ignore. Which should tell them something – you shoot enough crap at people, and they learn to ignore it.

          • They don’t care about such complaints. They are promptly round-filed. That I have direct experience with. It would have to get media exposure for them to modify course one millimeter. Even then the media functionary would likely be killing, or at the very least retarding his career growth.

      • Shohanna

        I block all of them, Or I try to atleast. There appears to be an issue b/c of how that fucking malware got on my machine. Yes I KNOW I have to reload windows. It went in the fucking system files. But it took me so long to setup this damned system I don’t want to do it right this minute.

        I have it blocked every which way to Sunday. And notifications set up to let me know if personal info gets snagged. So far so good.

        But holy shit, NoScript and FireFox are fucking arguing over the damned Flash/ other flash with videos. And some websites don’t work, or won’t let me “BLOCK” anything. It’s down right annoying.

        It’s like half my shit don’t work any more. I can’t stand Chrome, I have to use it to cast to my TV, (Has web but no wifi itself). Chrome is stupid and the way it works, I don’t like it.

        I love firefox but something is going on that it isn’t properly working. 🙁

  • The_Fixer

    I know that this is an easy one, and the jokes just write themselves, but it appears that some people just can’t help themselves, and they are named Weiner:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/29/anthony-weiner-caught-another-sext-scandal/89526640/

    This man is a idiot, and is especially talented at being one.

    • notisaidthepig

      It’s an illness. Has to be. It says he was posting with his kid in the background. Gross! And sick.

      • The_Fixer

        Yeah, pretty much has to be a pathological condition.

    • 17
      • Shohanna

        They should have had John Oliver take over the Daily Show. /nod

    • Shohanna

      ROFLMAO!! The poor guy can’t win for losing.

  • The_Fixer

    I am not sure what to make of this one. It presents a lot of possibilities:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-says-foreign-hackers-penetrated-000000175.html

    Now is this preparing us for a planned hacking on behalf of a certain person who is running for President? Is it genuine? I noticed that they immediately mention the Russians, who have once again become America’s boogeyman.

    It should be interesting to see how this develops and the narrative that is advanced. That will tell us a lot.

    • notisaidthepig

      Good morning, Fixer. Assume the worst. 🙁

      • The_Fixer

        ‘Mornin’, Mr. Pig. I’m inclined to do exactly that. Want to hear more about it, though.

  • 17

    What is a Conspiracy Theory? What is the Truth?

    A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps….

    In other words, as truth becomes uncomfortable for government and its Ministry of Propaganda, truth is
    redefined as conspiracy theory, by which is meant an absurd and laughable explanation that we should ignore.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-is-a-conspiracy-theory-what-is-the-truth/5429344

    • notisaidthepig

      Yep. We can thank the Clintons for that shift in denotation.

      • RTIII

        Connotation – the pig needs more coffee! :))

  • notisaidthepig

    Good morning, everyone. Just have a few minutes before I head out the door to tangle with the first day of classes. Wish me luck!

    • The_Fixer

      I hope you have a great day! Have fun pouring knowledge into young brains 🙂

      • Edwin

        Ha! That’s the smallest part of a teacher’s job. 70% of it is classroom management and preventing the little fuckers from taking over. Only 20% is teaching. (10% is giving angry teacher looks.)

        • The_Fixer

          I suspected that was the truth. I was trying to sound encouraging 🙂

    • Edwin

      Oh, joy! Good luck. (Hope you don’t end up with that one monster child.)

      • notisaidthepig

        More than one!

        • Edwin

          You did end up with more? (not surprising)

    • EdgarHF

      Good luck

  • 17

    US police pepper spray 84-year-old black woman: Video

    Disturbing video has been released showing a police officer pepper spraying an 84-year-old black woman inside her home in the US state of Oklahoma.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/29/482228/US-police-pepper-spray-woman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhmjHK-vmA

    • The_Fixer

      Shit, the guy was coming toward them when they tased him. He was following orders.

      Not content with that, they have to beat up on his mother, who was obviously not in any position to put up a fight.

      These cops are assholes. Something has to be done about the huge number of criminals who are allowed to be on police forces throughout the country.

      • 17

        I have some thoughts on how to make them actually “fear for their lives” as they come through the door, but it always leads to arguments, so I’ll just shut up now.

        • The Wrath of Conventional Wisdom is a hard storm to endure.

    • Left of Eden

      WTF? Why pepper spray and handcuff an 84 y.o. woman? She posed zero threat to anyone. Shit, maybe someone that age has dementia and can’t follow instructions. Frigging crazy! The tasering was completely unnecessary as well since the young man was doing exactly as he commanded at the time. Sorry, but anyone who pepper sprays an 82 y.o. deserves a good pummeling, cop or no.

      • Rule #234 of “Living in a Police State”

        Don’t ever be, in the least, “in the way” of a cop.

      • 17

        True, but it’s the size and type of thumping tool people seem to go apeshit over. I’m in the “bigger is better” category.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    -_- Schultz up by 10 points in Florida.

    Florida, you deserve what you get if you reelect a woman who had to “resign” in disgrace. Then again apparently that portion of the state went to Hillary by 68% points. So you know what, fuck it. Give it back to the alligators. They are clearly smarter. Relocate the people that still have some functional brain cells.

    • SmotPoker

      Ya gotta remember this is the same state that re-elected a convicted swindler in Rick Scott. Why he isn’t in prison for his fraud that cost taxpayers millions of dollars is something that makes no sense at all. Instead, those dumbfucks elected him governor again….

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yeah.

        • SmotPoker

          It’s one thing to make a mistake giving your vote to an unknown quantity that then fucks you over, it’s another animal altogether to give your vote to a known quantity that is guaranteed to fuck you over as it’s been doing since the last time you gave it your vote….

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            indeed

      • Florida is America’s diseased cock. I wish it would rot off, and take Texas with it. The Republic would be so much better off.

        /Yep, that’s how I really feel.

        • Edwin

          Paging Bugs. Where are you Bugs?

    • Shohanna

      Guys, I DOUBT the people elected her. Or are electing her. How much election fraud have we seen?! Fucking hell they gave it to BUSH.

      There just isn’t enough people voting to over come their fraud. People KNOW it’s rigged and they want NOTHING to do with it.

  • RTIII

    KPFA board candidate Tanaka says in a campaign speech, in part:

    “…So, even though my wife vowed to never speak to me again, vote for me…”

    Funniest possibly-true line I’ve ever heard in a campaign speech!

  • SmotPoker

    Was doing some research to try to find some answers to a lifelong problem.

    1,000,000 BC Urok SmotPoker – Generally credited with the discovery of fire. Sadly he was later consumed by his creation.

    Its been pretty much down fucking hill ever since….

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hey, stephanie 🙂

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Huma is separating from Anthony. She is a Clinton Aide. Great so now Clinton will play the sympathy card. aye aye.

    • It’s going to be tougher for them, separately, to find victims whose blood they can drink, fortnightly.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Eh I don’t view Anthony as that bad. He just likes to sex and send naughty pictures. It’s not really fair that people brought the hammer down on him, when Bill Clinton actually DID something and other politicians actually have REAL sex scandals and not just “reading/looking at pictures” scandals. If that makes sense?

        I can’t blame her for leaving him of course. though I am wondering why she stuck around as long as she did.

        • 17

          Imagine what an excellent representative / advocate he could have become if he’d only left his shit in the bedrrom where it belonged.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            well he probably was keeping it in the bedroom XD where his computer or cell was.

          • Shohanna

            roflmao! That was funny! thanks needed that giggle.

        • He’s just another neoliberal with more progressive air than progressive action, from everything I’ve seen.

  • Now voting is, undeniably, going to fall under the rubric of “Homeland Security” and you’ll get to see some clear, widespread electoral fraud.

    Leaked FBI Alert Admits Hackers Penetrated US Election Systems

    The fact that the FBI is now admitting to the vulnerability of the election should raise serious concern for Americans. Before 2016, talk of vote rigging, or hacking elections, remained on the fringe — in spite of whistleblowers showing the easily provable insecure nature of electronic voting machines.

    • Edwin

      Getting us ready for the Supreme Court to appoint bush III

      • President Chelsea

        • And I’m with Elvis, on this…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRQDsH0Yho

        • RTIII

          She would make a FAR better president than her mother!

          • Would you care to quantify why? AFAICS, she’s the very model of her modern major mother.

          • RTIII

            She’s a millennial – she likely doesn’t have the cynical world-view of her mother… Just a guess!

    • 17

      Nothing to see here. Adjust your foil accordingly.

    • RTIII

      The conclusion: Given “how easily hackable it is, even the vote counters may not decide.”

      Indeed – even the intended vote-riggers may not have the last word!

  • Radio, TV, Internet… My theme song, for the day..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eifljYPFW-E

  • 17

    Hillary Clinton Vows to Shut Down ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Websites

    Freedom of speech and freedom of the press will be resigned to history under a Hillary Clinton presidency, as the Democratic nominee threatens to shut down alternative news websites and anything the establishment view as a “conspiracy theory” if she is elected President of the United States.

    https://memoryholeblog.com/2016/08/28/hillary-clinton-promises-to-shut-down-conspiracy-theory-websites/

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Remember if it’s enough of a conspiracy that she wants to shut it down. SCREEN SHOT IT PEOPLE! That’s how you know it’s accurate.

    • Left of Eden

      The best way for her to attack it is by ending net neutrality. I’m surprised it’s lasted as long as it has.

      • They’re just waiting until people have completely forgotten and/or John Oliver is off the air.

    • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

      • 17

        Uh, we speeka da ingrish here, Pedro.

      • Shohanna

        It’s already happening. They bought off all the sites that banned us and they are spewing propaganda everyday all day now.

        God I don’t want to get my fucking news fro /reedit/ or from /4chan/ /sigh the dirge of the fucking internet.

  • Left of Eden

    Good for a mid-morning chuckle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuegl6ob0Po

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      o.o that scares me more than Chuckie.

    • kreskin

      Good one .

      • Left of Eden

        Strange days indeed when I find myself actually agreeing with much of Hannity’s and other Fox News clowns’ attacks on Hillary. Never thought I’d see the day, but the day is here.

        • kreskin

          No kidding .

        • Think of it this way: You’re just agreeing with objective fact. The strange this is that Hannity and Fox news types are doing so, as well. LOL.

          Enev then I’d guess it’s not so strange: They’re willing to agree to observable fact, when it suits their agenda.

          • kreskin

            Normally facts and truths are their worst enemy , not so when it comes to HRC .

        • doubleplusliberal
          • Shohanna

            There is a reason though, she is a fucking DINO and everyone knows it.

    • Annaleigh

      LOL, I saw that on TV the other day, didn’t know what to make of it!

    • RTIII

      Oh Gawd, I think I want one! 🙂

    • Annaleigh

      If they wanted to create a whole line of these they could follow up with a Panderin’ Hillary Doll that you can program to say whatever you want to hear!

    • I LOL’d

  • Annaleigh

    Morning everyone! 😛 Just arrived here to campus…missed my class today because I couldn’t get the taxi on the phone so that I could make the bus to Bakersfield…ended up taking the county bus here to Bakersfield instead and am just going to hang out here a while and maybe run some campus errands, then go home (if I was already up at 6 am it made more sense just to come to campus anyway rather than go back to bed).

    Anyway, I see that #AmnestyDon is trending on Twitter right now. I kind of dread clicking it.

    • cathyx

      Have you ever tried Uber?

      • Annaleigh

        No, and to be honest, I’m not sure there would be an Uber driver here in town. I’m/we’re loyal to a certain family owned cab company almost to a fault…they are great people, only problem is they get really busy on Sunday nights and the son can be slow to pick up the phone when I start calling about 6 am on a Monday morning because he’s probably exhausted. Today it was 6:25 and he still hadn’t picked up the phone (my bus leaves at 6:45) so I gave up.

        • cathyx

          Then just at those times when it’s difficult to get service, you shouldn’t feel bad about using Uber or another cab company. Sorry, loyalty can only go so far when they aren’t holding up their end of the bargain.

          • Annaleigh

            True. I may have to find the number for the grey taxis. There’s an old man who sometimes has the grey taxis bring him to the bus station so he can take the same 6:45 bus so I know the driver for that company is up and going at that hour.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hey anna.

      • Annaleigh

        Heya Spiffster, how ya doing?

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          i’m okay you

          • Annaleigh

            Ok too. 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂

    • RTIII

      Glad you made it… …what campus? What are you studying?

      • Annaleigh

        Hi, it’s Bakersfield College (the community college, not the Cal State campus here in Bakersfield). I’ve been trudging along on a history and anthropology degree for quite some time now. Almost there! 🙂

        • RTIII

          YAY! Well, good luck! With the relatively recent discoveries in South Africa, now is an exciting time to be an anthropologist!

          • Annaleigh

            Thanks, and indeed! 😀

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    MSNBC anchor: We are getting blasted for covering the huma/anthony split, let’s say why we are covering this.

    Because for some reason an aide separating from her husband, is critical to the race. I don’t give a fuck.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    It’s a tragic family story. There’s a four year involved. So let’s make sure to blow this up with lots of breaking news banners, because we “care.”

    • Dosido3

      TBF if this was a gooper, we would be exercising some major scheudenfreude. I remember the Mark Sanford story. LMAO. Weiner really needs to get psychiatric care. This is compulsive.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Lol I don’t think that he’s not doing something that at least half the population isn’t.

        • 17

          Half the population? No.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            You don’t think half the population is sexting?

          • 17

            No, I don’t.

  • kreskin
    • cathyx

      I just installed the update for this.

    • Shohanna

      They won’t let me read unless I turn off my adblock. Fuck that. They don’t need my eyes then.

  • cathyx

    SHAUN KING: Why I’ll never stand again for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-stand-star-spangled-banner-article-1.2770075

    • Dosido3

      patriotism = military deference now apparently.
      Military deference = opportunity for racists to verbally abuse POC exercising their freedom of speech.

      • 17

        Add to that the amount of money spent in advertisement for the MIC in sports. This guy breached the unwritten contract.

        • Dosido3

          Oh! Good connection! Also, no one wants to have to think about being confronted with their racism. The awesome POC/athletes are there to entertain…like gladiators…and STFU. makes me sick, especially given that I would like to see more positive role models from all athletes.

    • panem et circenses

      I can’t stand nationalism. It’s good that people are beginning to question some of the practices they’ve come to accept through indoctrination, but hopefully it’s not just the latest rebellious fad.

      “Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” – Oscar Wilde

      • cathyx

        I can guarantee that people who don’t stand for the National Anthem will hear about it.

  • kreskin

    After what I witnessed there is NOTHING irrational about my mistrust of the American pit-bull.

    • First, are you sure you saw a pit bull? I mean, even professionals at shelters misidentify other breeds as Pitties, all the time. Perhaps what you may have seen, was an outlier given the number of breeds that are far more aggressive than Pit Bulls?

      After all, most of what the media is selling about Pitties is simply untrue, and there is a long history of evidence to the contrary and states are even feeling compelled, by the facts, to stop paranoid and irrational anti-pittie laws.

      Given all that, couldn’t it be, just the tiniest bit, irrational? After all, the Pit Bull has always been, America’s Dog and Our Nanny Dog.

      • Dosido3

        I love dogs but am afraid of a number of breeds. Dobies, pitbulls, mastiffs, bull terriers…you can try to talk me out of it but we can’t argue with emotion!

        • Well, if it’s a “natural” phobia and not some media-induced misinformation/paranoia, then exposure to those breeds is, actually, the way to get over it! I think, except maybe for the Dobies, those breeds are actually among the least likely to show inappropriate aggression. The ones you really want to fear are breeds like Collies, Dachshunds/Chihuahuas and Beagles.

          See Here
          (From above. A higher percentage means a safer breed)

          • Shohanna

            Chihuahuas are not aggressive! O.o My parents had many for years and they never once showed any aggression to anyone. They were tiny, tiny, yappy mutts who loved everyone who wanted to pet them.

          • I’ve seen 6 dog attacks in my life, one German Shepherd, one Collie and four Chihuahuas (and a Chihuahua is the only breed of dog that attacked me personally).

            But it’s not just my anecdotal evidence. Chihuahuas score pretty badly on the “inappropriate aggressiveness” list, compare their “inappropriately aggressive” score of 30.2% to the American Pit Bull’s score of only 14%.

          • Shohanna

            Well, my Momma always told me that it’s the people not the dog. If people are mean and nasty, so will the animal be. Including cats, dogs, horses, etc etc.

          • Dosido3

            Interesting! I think it’s personal experience in my case. We had collies growing up. Sweet things. I lived next door to two dobies. Mother and daughter. When daughter had her own pup, she attacked it. :(. My lab was attacked by a hugely territorial pit bull at a dog park. She was also humped by a pit bull roaming around the hood until my hubs kicked him off. O.o

      • panem et circenses

        On a side note, racists and white supremacists have a tendency to love pit bulls. I’m not sure whether that pokes holes in the “racist” theory or proves it. I personally have no opinion, but anecdotally I do know several racists who own them.

        http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/hate-on-display/c/pitbull.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

      • Shohanna

        The only dog I am irrationally afraid of, is the Doberman. I mostly got over it when my parent’s new puppy bonded to me. She was a minpin, they reclassified her as a Manchester terrier toy. but to me she will always be a tiny Doberman. Dead up looked like the dog that attacked me at 6.

        We were at a 4th of July celebration at a huge ass state park in UT. My Uncle was taking me to the restroom and I was looking at the grass. When I was suddenly attacked by the dog. He thought I was his toy. He grabbed me by my arm and started shaking his head back and forth and it took the Men a bit to get him off of me.

        I did nothing to provoke the attack. It was also the reason I don’t wear dresses anymore either. The dog actually thought I was his Toy and would not let go. My arm was torn to shreds and they rushed me to the hospital. I had to have rabies shots and I was in there for 2 weeks. I will never forget it. Or the trauma. The dog was put down for his transgressions even though it was not intended. The owner was fined for having a vicious dog in public. Obviously, teaching him to attack humans. 🙁

        But Chakita, my banana mutt, (her nickname) helped me to over come my fear. I still won’t touch them with a 10ft pole, but I won’t pass out, or run away from them now. It still gives me the heebie jeebies to be anywhere near them though. 🙁

        • panem et circenses

          The only dog that ever actually bit me was a black lab, and I’m pretty sure he was stoned. Luckily it was just a nip that drew a little blood, particularly since it was on my face.

  • smkngman3

    WikiLeaks ‏@wikileaks 2h2 hours ago

    #TTIP & #TPP may be dead. But they will live on through their big brother #TiSA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw7P0RGZQxQ

    • cathyx

      There’s always a newer, better version of anything believed to be dead.

      • smkngman3

        They were covering all bases by proposing treaties that overlapped in so many areas.

  • smkngman3
    • Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

      • smkngman3

        Two of a kind. Just different “suits”!

        Whoever writes the headlines for the Hills twitter feed is funny.

        The Hill ‏@thehill 30m30 minutes ago

        Trump edits retweet that says Clinton holds rallies in ‘port-o-potties’ http://hill.cm/yCaRnaY

        • Well, that’s not fair. I mean, a Port-O-Potty is far too small for a Clinton rally. I mean, a walk-in closet would certainly suffice, and a standard classroom is probably too large, but…. 3:)

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Oh no. The original Willy Wonka star died.

    http://www.quemdisse.com.br/autores/frasesdowillywonkaironico.jpg

    • cathyx

      Gene Wilder

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        🙁 yeah. saw the headline on yahoo news.

    • smkngman3
    • Left of Eden

      He was great in several Mel Brooks’ movies too. I really enjoyed watching him growing up.

      • Gene Wilder was one of finest comedic actors of the 20th century, if not the finest. Every role he touched turned to gold.

        • Left of Eden

          Careful what you say. I think I saw Curly on this thread. 😀

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        poor guy.

  • smkngman3

    “Clinton confidante: Sanders did ‘significant damage’

    Longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden in a new podcast commends Bernie Sanders for the issues he raised during his campaign but notes his attacks on the Democratic presidential nominee were harmful.

    “I actually have to say, I think he brought a lot of really important issues to the floor, but Senator Sanders was prosecuting a much tougher character attack” than Barack Obama did in 2008, Tanden said during Politico’s “Off Message” podcast.

    “He did do significant damage to Hillary’s negatives.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/293638-clinton-confidante-sanders-did-significant-damage

    All Bernie did was expose Hillary for the liar that she is. As for Obama……………
    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/06/06/20160609_obama2.jpg

    • Left of Eden

      Attacking TPP and fracking are attacking Hillary’s character alright.

    • Dosido3

      here we go – the blame Bernie brigade has begun to march…

      • Shepherd and Scapegoat, that’s his place in his tribe.

        • Dosido3

          It’s his fault Hillary started lying…

          • Nope, but it’s his fault he endorses Clinton, a Neocon. And it’s his fault he’s creating machines (“Our Revolution”) to assist the DNC in electing more Democrats (of their, conservative, choosing)…

            And if he allows himself to be scapegoated now for Clitnon’s failings and falsehoods, as he’s clearly going to do, then that’s his fault too.

            To quote The Might Be Giants, “You can’t shake The Devil’s hand, and then say you’re only kidding.”

            :((

          • Dosido3

            Good point. I think he should return to the bat cave to fight another day and let Clinton fail on her own.

      • Edwin

        I still like Bernie, but I have to admit I find myself wondering WTF is up with him???

        • Dosido3

          Me too.

    • MsPythia

      Fuck these Shillbots. Shillz did the damage to herself.

      • panem et circenses

        Sanders took the anger that was already there and channeled it back into the Democratic party, like a good shepherd. They should be kissing his ass for that.

        • MsPythia

          I’m glad that a lot of Sander’s supporters can’t be lead like sheep.

  • smkngman3

    “Illinois Sues Controversial Drug Maker Over Deceptive Marketing Practices”

    Illinois’ attorney general has filed suit against Insys Therapeutics, accusing the controversial pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing practices — including paying an indicted doctor thousands of dollars for “sham” speaking events — to sell its signature pain medication.

    It’s not unusual for drug makers to pay doctors who have histories of misconduct for consulting or speaking about their products. A recent ProPublica analysis found that more than 2,300 doctors with records of discipline in five states had received payments from drug and medical device companies since 2013.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-sues-controversial-drug-maker-over-deceptive-marketing-practices

  • His brilliance will never die.

    https://youtu.be/co6-tYS9k1U

    • Dosido3

      YF is one of my most favorite movies ever. SedaGIVE???

      • Agreed. Most of Brooks’ “non-parody” comedies are up there for me. And it’s certainly no surprise that Gene Wilder found a role in so many of them. I mean, he’s in probably 40% of my top 25 favorite comedies!

  • Referencing the fact that Gene suffered from Alzheimer’s, his nephew said:

    “The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.”

    That’s the gentle, loving spirit that he shared with his wife, Gilda Radner, right there. I will always, truly miss both of their presences on this planet..

  • smkngman3
    • Dosido3

      I like Alicia Keys. The twitter response to her poem was “I’m outta here” from some POC. Not feeling it.
      I’m confused about her no-makeup vow. She’s pretty and famous enough to pull it off and it’s her choice. But it makes me wonder about other non-natural markers of beauty like jewelry and clothing, etc. Thought provoking to say the least.

      • Shohanna

        Hey you know what? When I was diagnosed with my latex allergy about 6 yrs ago, I found out a majority of makeup contains latex that isn’t on the “label”. I called it off, I can’t wear it. I could sit there and read labels all day long and it doesn’t help. In the least. Mascara, eye liners, eye shadow, lips stick, blush the list goes on and for some unGODly reason they aren’t obligated to put that fucking ingredient on the package.

        I wonder why… This also includes NAIL POLISH. After 3 to 4 reactions to these products. I decided it isn’t fucking WORTH IT. I haven’t worn make up since.

        I found some make up (clinique) that is pure, but it looks like kids make up when applied and I look like a fucking clown. I found some non-latex nail polish, same damned thing. It looks fake and flakes off with in hours. So your damned if you do and damned if you don’t. And Boy do people treat you different when you aren’t “made” up. It’s like they think you are lazy. Wonder where that stereotype came from.

        Ever gone to an interview “naked”? Yeah, don’t expect to be even taken seriously without having make up and even clear nail polish. **smdh** People are so fucking superficial. Even my ligit excuse isn’t enough to get past and interview.

        • MsPythia

          Have you tried 100% Pure makeup? Supposed to be something even people with all kinds of allergies can wear because they use natural fruit dyes and rice powder/starch.

          https://www.100percentpure.com/

          • Shohanna

            Latex comes from Fruit. Pineapple, Avocados, Coconut, Mango, Papaya, Other tropical fruit are a base ingredient. I can not touch them with a 10ft pole. Most of the time, they do not list these fruit ingredients and I find out the hard way. I am already playing Russian Roulette with my heart medicine. I don’t need or want to do with make up too. It’s not worth it to me.

          • MsPythia

            Ah — I didn’t realize that! I recommended it because I have a friend who has a lot of allergies to makeup and cosmetics and this is what she uses. I don’t blame you for staying away from wearing makeup.

        • Edwin

          I find just the opposite. If I go to interviews with my face made-up the interview is usually very very short and I never get the job.

          • panem et circenses

            Try going to an interview in a hockey mask. The double standard is unreal.

          • Edwin

            Maybe if I cut a few scars into me and get a “MOM” tattoo. 😀

        • Dosido3

          I didn’t know that about the latex. That’s good info thanks.

          Yes. Presentation on the job matters. Can’t fight it unless you are already rich famous and naturally beautiful like Alicia….

      • panem et circenses

        Clothes and jewelry aren’t seen as gender exclusive in the same way makeup is, though some types certainly are. Makeup is a good place to start, though I doubt the majority of women will likely want to be “liberated” from the gender norm of wearing makeup. It has obvious advantages.

        • Shohanna

          Those advantages turn to discrimination when you can’t abide by the social norm. 🙁

      • Edwin

        I’m all natural, unless brushing your hair is a non-natural marker of beauty.

        • Dosido3

          Lol! It’s hard to tell where the line is…

  • smkngman3

    “Contractor who came in from the cold”

    The leak of documents about the Scorpene submarine provides an interesting insight into a not-so-well known aspect of the murky world of defence deals — of numerous free-floating consultants, many of them retired military personnel, who play a crucial role in deciding the fate of billion-dollar deals. They operate in addition to the unscrupulous middlemen who are integral to most deals.

    Many senior officials who have dealt with foreign suppliers say that despite the avowed anti-corruption policies adopted by global military giants, middlemen and consultants are essential to their strategy to win a major deal.

    http:/www.thehindu.com/news/national/contractor-who-came-in-from-the-cold/article9040869.ece?homepage=true

  • 17

    Israel And Honduras Enter New, Blood-Soaked Military Alliance To Support State-Sponsored Terrorism

    Israeli arms deal and military training have fueled the most repressive elements in Central American politics since the 1980s, and profits from a new deal with Honduras will fund apartheid Israel’s ongoing illegal
    occupation of Palestine.

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-honduras-enter-new-blood-soaked-military-alliance-support-state-sponsored-terrorism/219887/

    • smkngman3

      I guess Obama/Hillary decided to use their proxy to avoid further policy scrutiny.

  • smkngman3

    OUCH!

    “HILLARY CLINTON CONNECTED TO ‘GRAND GODFATHER’ OF EXTREME NATIONALISM, PUTIN”

    On Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada, criticizing the “alt-right’s” support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    The speech was problematic on a number of levels, including the celebration of President George W. Bush as a hero for fighting Islamophobia. But the most bizarre claim came when former Secretary Clinton dubbed Russian President Vladimir Putin the “grand godfather of a global brand of extreme nationalism,” adding that Putin was behind the reactionary politics of the Trump candidacy.

    Beyond the problems with grand godfather as a classification, is the notion that American racism and reactionary politics is somehow the result of Russian influence. It is hard to put into words how abysmally stupid Clinton’s claim is. I guess anyone trying to refute it should start with an elementary school history book, which will lay out rather clearly that US history includes genocide and racially-based chattel slavery, as well as discriminatory social and economic policies practiced up to the present day.

    https://shadowproof.com/2016/08/29/hillary-clinton-connected-to-grand-godfather-of-extreme-nationalism-putin/

    • Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…

    • MsPythia

      She wants a war with Russia — after her and Bill took a shit ton of money from Russia (Bill’s speeches), and she worked her uranium deal, and continued to hoover up piles of cash for the Foundation, but obviously at this point a war with Russia probably just seems the most lucrative thing to do. Money is all this corrupt, evil bitch has ever cared about.

      Not only is “Global Nationalism” an absurd oxymoron, but she and Bill love Putin — and they also love Trump.

  • smkngman3
    • kreskin

      yep

  • 17

    Gene Wilder died.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      🙁 I know.

    • And the world, well, at least my world, can never be as magical and funny as before.

    • MsPythia

      Very sad! He had Alzheimers.

      • 17

        Didn’t know that. Or maybe I did. I don’t remember.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        My Ms.
        :O he did?

        • See my quote from his nephew, below.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            awe ;/

          • MsPythia

            Thanks Unka — nice!

        • MsPythia

          Hi Spiffy! Yeah, he did. I didn’t know about that until I read it today. 🙁

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            awe poor guy ;/

  • smkngman3

    “Women let loose on annual GoTopless Day in Times Square sponsored by UFO cult”

    “I love being topless and it really bothers me that we can’t go topless without it being a big deal,” said 19-year-old Nickii Raynor. “Men go topless all the time and it’s so normalized.”

    The group swelled to a few hundred as men and women joined the march through Times Square. The march was organ?ized by members of the Raelian Movement, known for its belief that aliens founded the world’s major religions.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/women-loose-annual-gotopless-day-times-square-article-1.2769274

    • cathyx

      Portland has a version of this every year:

      https://pdxwnbr.org/

      • smkngman3

        Is that also sponsored by the Raelians?

        • cathyx

          No. Just a movement to promote a clean environment, clean living, and healthy lifestyle.

          • smkngman3

            Topless protests are not that unusual.

            What caught my interest was the sponsor of this one.

      • cathyx

        I should add that the naked bike ride is as naked as one wants to be, both sexes participate.

    • As a heterosexual male, I heartily endorse the repeal of laws that prevent women from going topless whenever they please. Regardless of who may be sponsoring any particular protest against such laws.

    • SmotPoker

      Fucking half measures. If you’re gonna do it, do it in the raw baby! Let my twig, and berries bounce in the winds free as nature intended.

  • smkngman3
    • “Collect The Guns”

      Dipshits. The firearms issue is too important to keep the sheep in line, no one’s going to take real action, one way or another. One side is kept in line from fear the evil mass murderer is coming to get their children, the other from paranoia over their property and liberty.

      And both sides line up for the 5 minutes of hate, whenever they’re told. Meanwhile, the Uniparty has nothing to fear from the potential of both groups ganging up against them, as both groups are too busy shouting slogans at each other.

      Grrrr.

      • panem et circenses

        It’s Ben Garrison, the idiot who draws Obama with chimp-like features and his wife with over-the-top masculine ones.

  • smkngman3

    This says so much about our “War” on terrorism.

    “Israeli Think Tank: Don’t Destroy ISIS; It’s a “Useful Tool” Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria”

    Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, argues the think tank’s director.

    “The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose,” wrote Efraim Inbar in “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic Mistake,” a paper published on Aug. 2.

    By cooperating with Russia to fight the genocidal extremist group, the United States is committing a “strategic folly” that will “enhance the power of the Moscow-Tehran-Damascus axis,” Inbar argued, implying that Russia, Iran and Syria are forming a strategic alliance to dominate the Middle East.

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/israeli-think-tank-dont-destroy-isis-useful-tool-iran-hezbollah-syria/219907/

    • It’s a useful tool against so many groups that just want freedom from a government’s oppression. 🙁

    • MsPythia

      They love Hillary for this reason.

  • smkngman3

    Billions spent and this is what your tax dollars bought!

    Los Angeles airport evacuated amid active shooter false alarm, police say ‘loud noises’ sparked pandemonium
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/airport-evacuated-cops-investigate-reports-shots-fired-article-1.2769438

    NOTE!

    “LAX halted departing and arriving flights as frightened travelers bolted through security checkpoints and “self-evacuated onto the tarmac,” the airport added.”

    What a`great blueprint for potential terrorists!

  • smkngman3

    “WASHINGTON POST EDITORS CARICATURE JILL STEIN AS ‘FAIRY TALE’ PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE”

    The Washington Post editorial board held a meeting with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on August 25. For a Republican or Democratic presidential nominee, this is standard. For a third-party candidate like Stein, the fact that the Post met with her is quite an accomplishment. However, the editorial board crassly attacked her immediately after the meeting.
    https://shadowproof.com/2016/08/29/washington-post-editors-caricatured-jill-stein-fairy-tale-presidential-candidate/

    • MsPythia

      The Washington Post is shilling for Clinton all the way. They attacked Bernie viciously too.

      • smkngman3

        The likely reason they interviewed her at all was to give them cover for their smears.

  • smkngman3
    • MsPythia

      Or more wars.

      • kreskin

        Same thing , isn’t it ?

        • MsPythia

          Sometimes, indeed it is.

        • towerofbabel

          Its just an easy way to tax the middle class and the poor. Who doesn’t want a war?

    • Edwin

      Your gov’t no longer works for the people. It’s a money transfer machine to the 0.1%. Who you vote for decides which gang of corporations gets more money… (and not much else.)

      • panem et circenses

        It always has been, by design. Many are still under the mistaken impression that the genocidal slave owners who wrote about “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” meant for them.

  • kreskin
  • Nancy

    ahh, Sistah Sarah-you never get old!
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,21027154,00.html

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hey nancy 🙂

      • Nancy

        Lily-hello!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          <3

    • MsPythia

      Hi Nancy! 🙂

      • Nancy

        hello Ms!

    • Shaykayvah

      Somebody’s been drinking a gain.

  • smkngman3

    “VIDEO: DILMA ROUSSEFF’S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL NEARS AN END, ENDANGERING BRAZILIAN DEMOCRACY”

    The most remarkable aspect of all of this — and what fundamentally distinguishes this process from impeachment in, say, the U.S. — is that Dilma’s removal results in the empowerment of a completely different party that was not elected to the presidency. In fact — as my Intercept Brasil colleagues João Filho and Breno Costa documented this week — Dilma’s removal is empowering exactly the right-wing party, PSDB, that has lost four straight national elections, including one to Dilma just 21 months ago. In some cases, the very same people from that party who ran for president and lost are now in control of the nation’s key ministries.

    As a result, the unelected government now about to take power permanently is preparing a series of policies — from suspending Brazil’s remarkably successful anti-illiteracy program, privatizing national assets, and “changing” various social programs to abandoning its regional alliances in favor of returned subservience to the U.S. — that was never ratified by the Brazilian population and could never be. Whether you want to call this a “coup” or not, it is the antithesis of democracy, a direct assault on it.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/29/interview-dilma-rousseffs-impeachment-trial-nears-an-end-endangering-brazilian-democracy/

    • towerofbabel

      There we go…

  • MsPythia

    I’m happy that Tony Carlos Danger Weiner can now get as freaky as he wants to. He should have never gotten married to begin with since he obviously can’t control his desire for variety.

    • Shohanna

      It’s almost like he is a serial cheater like one of my ex’s. I feel bad for his wife, to be embarrassed like this. It reflects back on her choices of men. BTDT. It fucking sucks man. The MAN cheats the woman pays for it. It’s expensive let me tell ya.

      • MsPythia

        I don’t feel that bad for her, since she’s rich and corrupt. Besides, she knew that it happened the first time, then the second time when he was running for governor, and then a third time recently. And now this is the fourth time he’s been busted.

    • You’ll never convince me those two are not some sort of shambling wight power-couple, always looking to feed on human blood and flesh.

      • MsPythia

        Like the Clintons.

        • The Clintons are human, but Necromancers. They summoned the foul undead, pictured above. 😉 😀

          • MsPythia

            What’s really clear is that all of these people have very, very poor judgement.

          • Well, it’s a fact of life, for the undead, and for necromancers, a side-effect of dealing in such powerfully evil magic. 😉

      • RTIII

        They look gaunt to me.

      • Edwin

        I didn’t know they were a couple and I suspect you’re right.

    • kreskin

      Fucking idiot .

  • SmotPoker

    This.

    This pleases me greatly.

    Alex Jones InfoWars site hacked 50k users information on Digital Underground.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/infowars-accounts-hacked-prison-planet-alex-jones

  • SmotPoker

    There is a certain satisfaction one gets when defeating your enemies with one swift blow.

    I had sat down in my chair to chill when no sooner had I gotten comfortable a damn fly starting buzzing around me. Dammit. I hate flies. He takes off, and I leave it be, then the fucker comes back. Big mistake asshole, now you’ve really got my attention.

    I go and get the trusty FlyBlaster 3000 flyswatter, return to my chair, and when the little bastard lands on me again moments later, WHAP!

    Fuck with me? Fuck you. I’ll smite the ever loving shit outta ya….

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      I’m okay with flies. I’m a baby about bees though.

      • Bees are our friends. Fly hang out on shit and garbage, and then track it around.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          They are our friends… who can go polluniate flowers and leave the Spiffy the hell alone.

          • SmotPoker

            I’m with Wilbur on this one. No bees means no food means no Spiffy, Smot, or UncleWilbur….

            Flies on the other hand can fuck right off, and when they get done they can fuck off some more…

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Now FLEAS are evil. X.X

          • Edwin

            I saw one of them up close and personal one time and he was Nasty (shudder)!!! A monster!! (I don’t have any pets.)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            eep

          • Edwin

            He must have been the biggest flea who ever lived.

          • SmotPoker

            No need for your imagination, I have a pic handy….

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

          • Edwin

            How do you feel about mosquitoes?

          • SmotPoker

            They suck…

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            And not in a good way 😉

          • SmotPoker

            “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
            “What about bees, or snakes?”
            “OK, we have nothing to fear, but bee’s, snakes, and fear itse…”
            “What about bears?”
            “Oh for fucks sake. Alright. We have nothing to fear, but bees, snakes, bears, and fear itse…”
            “What about bats?”
            “Fuck you Morrie. We have nothing to fear, but bees, snakes, bears, and fear itself…”

      • Edwin

        If you leave bees alone and stay chill they won’t bother you.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          Yes, everyone tells me this. It’s like telling someone not to move when they see a shark, it’s an instinct.

          • SmotPoker

            To be honest, you really shouldn’t thrash around if you see a shark either…

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Yeah. Easier said than done :))

          • SmotPoker

            The best, and safest thing to do when attacked by a shark is to climb a tree.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol

      • towerofbabel

        I was stung yesterday. As Smot might put it, the little fucker came out of the hostas and stung my food. And, I never even saw the little asshole. It was a sneak attack!

        • Edwin

          There are always lots of bees on my rooftop because I have so many nectar-making flowers out there. They never bother me and sometimes I give them the hose. I just act like they’re not there and carry on with my business.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          sneaky bastards.

  • SmotPoker

    I’m told my automobile will be ready for me around noonish tomorrow.

    I shall be the judge of that.

    • Fingers crossed for you that it’s not broken by 1pm.

      • SmotPoker

        If I get it at noon, I’m upping the insurance on it, then it should have been in a fiery crash by 1pm after being stolen by a bunch guys in masks….

  • panem et circenses

    We live in a neo-feudalist society. Capitalism is inherently violent and oppressive, and the illusion of democracy through representation is just a pacification mechanism, to give you the false impression that you have some control over your own governing. Bankers and CEOs have replaced kings, and governments have become their vassals. The rest of us are resources to be herded, farmed and managed.

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

  • MsPythia

    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: The “Most Serious” Leaks for Hillary Are Yet to Come
    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/politics/2016/08/26/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-most-serious-leaks-hillary-yet-come/

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      He should have leaked them before the primary was over…

      • MsPythia

        He may not have had these leaks then…

        • RTIII

          Maybe, but it is unclear at the moment, I agree.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          I think he probably did. He’s been going on about this for awhile. Maybe you are right though.

          • MsPythia

            These new leaks appear to have come from Guccifer2.0 — and it’s not clear when exactly Wikileaks got all of them — or if they have them all yet. The DNC leaks probably came from Seth Rich who was murdered in D.C.

      • towerofbabel

        For what it’s worth, he says material came in to Wikileaks because of the past disclosure of DNC emails.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          hmm

    • panem et circenses

      He’s going to look like the boy who cried wolf if what he releases turns out to be a total let down.

      • MsPythia

        What he released so far would have ended the political careers of anyone but Clinton and her cronies.

        • panem et circenses

          Bush and Obama will both have happily completed their two terms as president soon.

          • panem et circenses

            And how can we forget her husband Bill, Bush Sr. and Reagan? The last tool of the oligarchs to face some kind of political slap on the wrist for his actions was Nixon.

          • MsPythia

            Bush and Obama didn’t have leaks like this when they were running for president though, that’s all I’m saying.

          • panem et circenses

            Revealed, no, but their corruption was well known by those who mattered, who saw it as a positive.

          • MsPythia

            Bush I would agree, but with Obama, he really didn’t have too much political experience to show how much corruption he was capable of before he became president. In fact, that’s why people were so enthusiastic about him compared to Clinton. He seemed a lot cleaner than her.

        • towerofbabel

          Pretty much.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        This had better be some good shit lol.

    • RTIII

      His timing is TERRIBLE! We needed these BEFORE the CA primary! Heck, we needed them BEFORE THE PRIMARY EVEN STARTED!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        ^ exactly what I said.

        • RTIII

          >:D<

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

      • cathyx

        We need them NOW!

      • MsPythia

        I think it’s pretty clear that Guccifer2.0 didn’t care at all about helping Bernie.

        • cathyx

          Maybe they want President Trump.

          • MsPythia

            Could be. Or maybe they think that this election was always going to be rigged for a Clinton win, so they want to cripple her with her own dirt before her invalid presidency even begins.

          • cathyx

            Yeah, possibly. Leaking it right before the election will have a bigger impact on the election than doing it now when they would have time to make excuses and it wouldn’t be fresh on anyones mind on election day.

          • MsPythia

            Absolutely. There is already so much that’s come out, that if she wasn’t (conveniently) running against a clown (and dear old friend) like Trump, she’d be dead in the water in the polls.

    • s k

      He will never get out of that embassy alive if he takes her down.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Let’s be honest, his days are kinda numbered anyway.

        • towerofbabel

          I think sooner or later they will attack the embassy.

          • cathyx

            Oh, i haven’t thought of that direction. I hope not, but i wouldn’t be surprise either, and blame it on a terrorist attack.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            probably

      • MsPythia

        He needs his own security detail.

    • kreskin

      . Mr. Assange also stated that the corruption in Washington D.C. “goes all the way to the top,” a reference to President Barack Obama.

      • s k

        Good, I hope he takes down Obama also.

        • MsPythia

          Yes, me too!

      • MsPythia

        Yup! 🙂

      • cathyx

        Well, of course it does.

  • smkngman3

    “Coffee Production May Drop 50 Percent Thanks To Climate Change”

    It would also affect billions of consumers worldwide, who together drink about 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day, according to the report, which warns of rising prices. The ecology is also projected to suffer, as coffee production may be forced to move away from the equator, and further up mountains and forests.
    https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-is-putting-your-coffee-at-risk-2378cd284c8d#.43rbp35tn

    • panem et circenses

      Looks like I’ll be going back to crack.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      And for stuff I actually care about, so will chocolate and avocados, sorry not a big fan of coffee though I sometimes drink it.

  • s k

    Greenwald: “Why Did Saudi Regime & Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to Clinton Foundation?”

    http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/29/greenwald_why_did_saudi_regime_other

    • MsPythia

      He nailed that SO HARD!

      • cathyx

        That sounds kinda sexual.

        • MsPythia

          Watch it — he calls this shit out better than practically anyone.

          • cathyx

            No, I meant your comment. He nailed that SO HARD.

          • MsPythia

            I know, but I didn’t mean it that way! 🙂 I mean he eviscerates Clinton and her excuse-making operatives.

          • cathyx

            I know you didn’t. But i have a juvenile sense of humor and see sex in everything.

          • MsPythia

            😀

      • s k

        He sure did. I worry about his safety with what’s going on in Brazil.

      • panem et circenses

        It’s just one more question Clinton fanatics can’t or refuse to answer, like the question of whether or not large donations are corrupting.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7120244937950b858fbc93e128415cb5c1c8bd023c8a66a26e400e38e1d592c2.png

    • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

      Donna Brazile is a disgusting human being, just like her boss.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Hey, TVA 🙂

        • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

          Hey Spiff, how’s it hangin’?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            pretyt good. u

          • Shaykayvah used to be TVASPEN

            Been alright, working a lot all of the sudden. I’ve been trying to keep politics at arms length, it makes me smoke too much weed.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3 lol well at least you have weed.

          • Shaykayvah

            For the time being.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

      • s k

        She defends “pay to play” just like the GOP does with Citizen United.

        • cathyx

          They’ve actually been defending citizens united too now, since they have to excuse all the corporate money in her work.

          • s k

            Two parties with the same corporate masters. What a “democracy”

  • RTIII

    I have so much to do today I haven’t gotten to yet, but I just have to share this one – made me laugh!

    https://dublinsmick.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/hillaryclintonmeme.png

    • MsPythia

      😀 Hi RT!

      • RTIII

        😉

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      *Crosses out that statement about Jimmy* 🙂 Otherwise it’s perfect.

    • SmotPoker

      How dare you besmirch Jimmy. He was ratfucked. Period. One of the best men to ever hold the office, and the last decent one if you ask me.

      I’m incensed. Does that mean I have to go fuck my sister?

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        He wasn’t besmirching Jimmy. Whoever made the meme was.

        • SmotPoker

          Yeah I know, I’m on a bit of a smart ass roll.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ah

      • Carter’s halo isn’t as shiny and straight as you may think. He was the first US president to push parts of the Powell Memo’s plan; he supported and signed some of the nastiest deregulation laws and set into motion the destruction of the American middles class.

        President Jimmy Carter devoted substantial effort to transportation deregulation, and worked with Congressional and civil society leaders to pass the Airline Deregulation Act (October 24, 1978), Staggers Rail Act (signed October 14, 1980), and the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 (signed July 1, 1980).

  • SmotPoker

    Did you guys know that Kohl’s has a very strict anti masturbation policy in the womens lingerie department?

    Awkward….

    • cathyx

      Is it ok in the rest of the store?

      • SmotPoker

        I was too busy being dragged away to ask….

        • cathyx

          Next time pick the housewares department. Not as much traffic, i think.

          • SmotPoker

            Coffee makers just don’t do it for me….

          • What about a tiny chrome-plated machine. That looks like a magical pig. With marital aids stuck all over it.

          • Shaykayvah

            The Church of Appliantology!

          • I wonder is @disqus_nX8IaIQISp:disqus speaks German? I hear a lot of the really good ones come from over there.

          • Shaykayvah

            Fick mich, do miserabler hurensohn

          • Just aber beklecker nicht das sofa!

          • Shaykayvah

            Streck aus deinen’ heinen gelockten

          • Which, by the way, is a terrible translation, if my German serves me right. He should have used “samen” or “sperma.” Or even “Jism”

          • Well, any way you cut it, it’s some pretty poor German. LOL.

          • Shaykayvah

            Have you seen ‘Eat That Question’?

          • Just wen tot see it a couple weeks ago. Great doco.

          • Shaykayvah

            Yep, that man did not take fools lightly.

          • SmotPoker

            Nein.

  • s k

    The latest lie to pass Obama’s Corporate Coup!

    Did President Obama Threaten National Security in Negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37400-did-president-obama-threaten-national-security-in-negotiating-the-trans-pacific-partnership

    The latest line from proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) implies that President Obama threatened long-standing national security relationships in his negotiating of the TPP. These proponents are not pushing the economic merits of the TPP, but rather arguing that its rejection by Congress would jeopardize longstanding ties between the United States and Asia. The claim is that if Congress is not prepared to approve the TPP, then countries like Japan and South Korea will no longer be able to rely on defense commitments that have been in place for more than half a century.

    As Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, commented on a trip to Washington:

    “It [rejecting the TPP] hurts your relationship with Japan, your security agreements with Japan, … And the Japanese, living in an uncertain world, depending on an American nuclear umbrella, will have to say: On trade, the Americans could not follow through; if it’s life and death, whom do I have to depend upon?”

    • kreskin

      I can’t stomach that guy anymore . He comes on the tube … I grab the remote.

      • Edwin

        When you know the truth behind the smile he ain’t so likable any more.

        • towerofbabel

          That goes for virtually all of them at this point.

      • s k

        So do I . I stopped listening/watching his lies a while ago.

  • SmotPoker

    Well I’m liking this. Say what you will about it being the land of fruits, and nuts, but California has it’s shit together for the most part at the legislative level.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_30291046/editorial-brock-turner-inspired-rape-laws-need-be

    The bill was passed by the house, and now goes to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for him to sign which would guarantee prison sentences for rapist.

  • s k

    This is what the American morons are all upset about now? Fucking idiots

    Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery: https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/

    • Dosido3

      Jerry Rice went All Lives Matter on Kap…now ex-fans want to sell their Rice mementos.

  • towerofbabel

    Before watching this you should realize that the New World Order will know you watched it and you will be a potential target when they decide to crack down on prodemocracy advocates:

    Anonymous – The SECRET strategy to create a new system: TPP, TTIP, TISA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSc99Iqx60A

    • s k

      Great video! The “new world order” that took out this man?

      JFK : Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXRG7yiqR3I

      • towerofbabel

        Presidents used to talk like that? Oh, I forgot, so did Obama.

    • panem et circenses

      There’s nothing “new” about that system. Those deals are simply a way to expand the wealth of those who’re already in power. The “New World Order” is capitalism:

      • towerofbabel

        This time it’s on steroids. And the world is burning.

        • panem et circenses

          It’s always been on steroids, there was just less technological ability and limitations because the consolidation of capital was less complete. The goal of the capitalist is to expand his profit in any way possible. What we’re seeing is the ultimate conclusion of a capitalist system.

          • towerofbabel

            It’s going to kill itself and take us with it.

  • smkngman3
  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Anyone notice Russia isn’t on this list

    Someone using servers in the US, England, Scotland, and the Netherlands stole voter registration from one state’s Board of Elections website in June and attacked another state’s elections website in August, according to a restricted “Flash” memorandum sent out by the FBI’s Cyber Division. The bureau issued the alert requesting other states check for signs of the same intrusion.

    The “Flash” memo, obtained by Yahoo News, was published three days after Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson offered state officials assistance in securing election systems during a conference call. According to Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff, government officials told him that the attacks were on voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona. The Illinois system had to be shut down in July for two weeks after the discovery of an attack; the registration information of as many as 200,000 voters may have been exposed. No data was stolen in the Arizona attack, but malware was reportedly planted on the site.

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/after-illinois-hack-fbi-warns-of-more-attacks-on-state-election-board-systems/

    • They’re just activating the Red Sleeper Agents that they planted in The West, in the 60s and 70s. o.O

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Damn it Hillary, quit taking over people’s accounts and go back into your cage

        https://media.giphy.com/media/BCvA8CUtfsHbW/giphy.gif

        • LOL

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          *swats hillary for stealing the picture toad gave to me.*

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            That should be the national pass time 😀

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            >:)

            yes.

    • smkngman3

      The media will surely “correct the record” on that oversight.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Gotta keep the red scare and cold war going.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    The Federal Communications Commission has decided not to appeal a court decision that allows states to impose laws restricting the growth of municipal broadband.

    The FCC in February 2015 voted to block laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that prevent municipal broadband providers from expanding outside their territories, but the states convinced a federal appeals court to keep the laws in place. The FCC could have asked for another appeals court review or gone to the Supreme Court but will instead let the matter drop.

    “The FCC will not seek further review of the [US Court of Appeals for the] Sixth Circuit’s decision on municipal broadband after determining that doing so would not be the best use of Commission resources,” an FCC spokesperson told Ars today. The decision was also reported yesterday in The New York Times.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/fcc-admits-defeat-in-municipal-broadband-wont-appeal-court-loss/

    • smkngman3

      Corporations win again!

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        They’re just better people /s

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          toad 🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Hola, how’s it going?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            pretty good. you 🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            So so. Stupid android and my back is still sore.

            You writing?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup 🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I figured, you’re not posting as much =^_^=

            I did read more of The Mission today, will keep reading.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yay ^^ what chapter you on?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            4, started it recently.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            coolness 🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I’m getting there, I’m not the fastest reader.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ah that’s okay. it’s long. so can’t really expect you to finish it right away. 🙂 plus you is a busy toad.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            🙂 <3

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

    • s k

      State “rights” to screw their people.

  • 17

    ..

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Take care.

  • cathyx

    Leaked Soros Document Calls For Regulating Internet To Favor ‘Open Society’ Supporters

    Very soon, on October 1, 2016, much of the internet’s governance will shift from the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) authority to a nonprofit multi-stakeholder entity. The Obama Administration says that the transition will have no practical effects on the internet’s functioning or its users, and even considers the move necessary in order to maintain international support for the internet and to prevent a fracturing of its governance.
    Oh really?

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-29/leaked-soros-document-calls-regulating-internet-favor-open-society-supporters

    • towerofbabel

      They’ve got to control the internet or the whole plan goes up in smoke.

    • kreskin

      George Soros likes to play God .

    • Dosido3

      Hey Obama … It’s not broke, so don’t fix it.

  • smkngman3

    “For $56 you can buy a USB stick that destroys every device it touches”

    According to USB Killer’s webpage, it’s a “testing device” which should be a part of every security auditor and hardware designer’s arsenal. The company is also selling the USB Test Shield, a gadget that purportedly lets you safely test a device’s resistance to USB Killer’s high voltage attack.
    http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/usb-killer-purchase/#WWnooWM2Vmqa

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      And in other USB attack vectors

      The USBee—so named because it behaves like a bee that flies through the air taking bits from one place to another—is in many respects a significant improvement over the NSA-developed USB exfiltrator known as CottonMouth. That tool had to be outfitted with a hardware implant in advance and then required someone to smuggle it into the facility housing the locked-down computer being targeted. USBee, by contrast, turns USB devices already inside the targeted facility into a transmitter with no hardware modification required at all.

      http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/meet-usbee-the-malware-that-uses-usb-drives-to-covertly-jump-airgaps/

  • smkngman3

    “1.7 MILLION OPERA BROWSER USERS TOLD TO RESET PASSWORDS”

    Opera Software is warning 1.7 million users of its Opera web browser sync feature of a possible attack that exposes passwords to hackers. In a security bulletin posted on Friday, the company said its Opera sync system showed “signs of an attack” and asked users to change their Opera sync passwords in addition to any third-party website the sync service was linked to. “Our investigations are ongoing, but we believe some data, including some of our sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised,” said Tarquin Wilton-Jones in Opera’s security blog.

    https://threatpost.com/1-7-million-opera-browser-users-told-to-reset-passwords/120200/

  • smkngman3

    “More Than 300 Reindeer Killed by Lightning in Norway”

    The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe’s largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely.

    Television footage showed the animals’ dead bodies lying close together on the ground.
    http://www.telesurtv.net/__export/1472509185450/sites/telesur/img/news/2016/08/29/fa6bdcbeca29b9930a98a573cae1270915f90d33.jpg_1718483346.jpg
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/More-Than-300-Reindeer-Killed-by-Lightning-in-Norway-20160829-0021.html

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G-d must really hate Santa 🙂

  • smkngman3

    Just US at it again!

    “How the Pro-Coup US Is Undermining Brazil’s Democracy”

    The U.S. has been actively supportive of the interim government, with many of its Cabinet members already close to the U.S., according to WikiLeaks documents.
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/How-the-Pro-Coup-US-Is-Undermining-Brazils-Democracy-20160827-0020.html

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      But Russia is trying to influence our “democracy”!!!!!! When we stop doing it to other countries, maybe I’ll care.

      • smkngman3

        They hate US because we are EXCEPTIONAL!

    • kreskin

      Go against the wishes of the U.S. government , there will soon be a coup or an impeachment .

  • In Honor of @disqus_nX8IaIQISp:disqus and his adventures in Kohl’s. 😉 😛

    https://youtu.be/2_0zwbNpJvI

    • Left of Eden

      From Joe’s Garage, acts II and III. Love it!

      • Just looking for that Little Green Rosetta, to make my muffin better.

  • smkngman3

    FRAMED

    SHE WAS THE PTA MOM EVERYONE KNEW. WHO WOULD WANT TO HARM HER?
    Framed: Chapter 1
    http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1

    • Dosido3

      Jesus…what a nightmare. It could really happen to anyone.

  • smkngman3
    • No. Fucking. Shit.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Finally, some honesty.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      SQUIRREL!!!!!!!

      • Dosido3

        Wieners!

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Damn it Anthony, told you to stop sending me that 😛

          How are you Dosido?

          • Dosido3

            Hi Toad! I’m OK. this time of year I’m always adjusting to a new schedule. I’m not commenting as much… Plus I just got done with some distracting minor medical stuff. How are you?

    • kreskin

      Good one .

  • And here’s another Zappa tune, in honor of the two things that, in a long life, have never failed to cause me to get into trouble, sooner or later. So far, not trouble with The Devil, but I’m only 50(ish)…

    https://youtu.be/zvepB7uYoAo

    • SmotPoker

      If titties, and beer ain’t ever led you to make some bad decisions then you haven’t lived life properly….

    • kreskin

      You are not alone , Willbur.

  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3

    “The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch”

    The Anthropocene Epoch has begun, according to a group of experts assembled at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa this week.

    After seven years of deliberation, members of an international working group voted unanimously on Monday to acknowledge that the Anthropocene—a geologic time interval so-dubbed by chemists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000—is real.

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/29/anthropocene-here-humanity-has-pushed-earth-new-epoch

    • towerofbabel

      Bruno Latour (French philosopher, sociologist and cultural critic) has a set of six hour long lectures on the Anthropocene. If you have the time. It takes me many listenings to absorb it–but he’s one of the cutting edge thinkers on the topic.

  • smkngman3

    “Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY”

    A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must reveal information about major donors to the state’s attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge ruled Monday as he rejected First Amendment claims.

    U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein said that states have a strong interest to ensure that charities do not serve as fronts for fraud and crime and the lawsuit by the conservative organization, Citizens United, failed to show that the requirement “lacks a substantial relation to these important governmental interests.”

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d2341be185274cf8b262a7b3109863e9/judge-citizens-united-must-disclose-donor-information-ny?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

    • Dosido3

      Wow. That seems huge. And encouraging.

  • smkngman3
    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      🙁

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    More than half of the world’s waste — 59% of it, in fact — ends up in landfills. This means that most of the world’s trash eventually ends up releasing toxins that contaminate the soil and groundwater, and emit dangerous greenhouse gases.

    But Sweden is setting an example for the rest of the world. Less than 1% of Sweden’s household waste ends up in landfills. Of the 4.4 million tons of household waste produced by the nation every year, 2.2 million are converted into energy by a process called waste-to-energy (WTE).

    Before this process starts, home and business owners filter and separate the waste into hazardous wastes and recyclable material, which are then sent to different waste-management systems, like incinerators and recycling, and a small amount to landfills.

    https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/sweden-garbage-waste-recycling-energy/

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Also would be nice if it hit the west coast

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH-3FsmU6KQ

    • SmotPoker

      Faster so when it derails it really does some damage….

      Kidding, I’m all for safe, reliable, fast public rail service everywhere. Reasonably priced cross country trips instead of the rip off prices they charge these days for shit service.

    • smkngman3

      Another case of our being exceptional.

      Oh wait! China has over 5000 miles of truly high speed rail.

    • kreskin

      This oughta be good.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
    • Left of Eden

      Beautiful. Here is a photo, published in Life magazine in 1967, of the house I grew up in. It is located in Anchorage AK. The lake in the background is Lake Otis.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Pretty.

        • Left of Eden

          It was gorgeous. The house was designed by an architect by the name of John Lautner, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright. My father was not the original owner, but purchased the home from the widow of the same in 1969. There are many buildings and homes designed by Lautner in the state where I now reside, California; they are easy to pick out for their distinctive style (of bringing the outdoors inside).

          • towerofbabel

            Yes. Then.

      • towerofbabel

        ” the house I grew up in” No?

      • Edwin

        It looks wonderful and I bet it had some stunning views. (Looks like you lived on the ‘right’ side of the tracks too.)

    • Well, someone’s gonna be rather warm, in the summer sun… or pay a lot for air conditioning. 😀

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      pretty. but no privacy o.o

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Just forest animals around, I don’t think they mind 🙂

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          @.@ until other people want a see through house in the forest and then they get neighbors.

    • smkngman3

      I’d hate to be the one to wash the windows!

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Pretty sure you can use auto washers on that as it’s a fairly uniform surface.

      • towerofbabel

        Self cleaning hydrophobic glass.

    • towerofbabel

      Looks more like a solar oven.

    • Shohanna

      Looks fake. And dude, why would you want a tree in the middle of the house?! Do they know that trees SHED, and termites, bugs, sap, and other nefarious things you don’t want in your house?! Moles for one, who enjoy tree roots!

      Roaches in the winter love tree roots. There is MORE! /nod You don’t want a REAL tree in your close living conditions. Can you imagine what kind of devastation a hive of termites would do?! And those are normal and natural!

      They want to bake themselves, they can go right ahead. I hope that tree dies on them. (They are outdoor after all) I have seen those kind of trees die in the summer.

  • smkngman3

    “The first offshore tidal turbines in the world have been set up in Scotland”

    The first offshore tidal turbines in the world to deliver electricity to the grid have been set-up by the company Nova Innovation (and are owned by the North Yell Development Council).

    The two turbines are the first to form part of the Shetland Tidal Array. The 100 kilowatt turbines were part made by a local company called Shetland Composites .

    http://www.businessinsider.com/first-offshore-tidal-turbines-in-the-world-set-up-in-scotland-2016-8

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
    • “Abrams,” “Nolan”

      That pretty much decides it, in the negative, for me. Forget that Remakes For Money Always Suck.

      🙁

    • Left of Eden

      Be interesting to see this one. I liked the original with Yul Byrnner and even did an English junior high school project on it.

  • towerofbabel

    Sexy Fruit. Sweet Dreams.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G’night.

    • Left of Eden

      Your avatar reminds me of the Devo cap, circa 1981.

      • towerofbabel

        It is.

  • kreskin
    • Left of Eden

      Such a beautiful breed of cat! My 2 year old male ragdoll weighs in at a sizable 18lbs, but he is not yet full grown, as the breed is said to continue growing up to 4 years of age. But I’ve never seen such a breed as the Maine coon. Their portraits remind me of 19th century daguerreotypes that one sees in a museum!

      • Shohanna

        Let me see if I can find a picture of my deceased Maine Coon… Who, at the height of his life weighed 25lbs…

        • Left of Eden

          Awesome!

          • Shohanna

            Yeah he is begging for belly skritches in that picture. LOL Obviously he isn’t full blooded but he did have extra toes (back foot), very, very thick fur, and he loved all over you for any reason what so ever. lol

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Going to call it a day, back is still sore and bad right now. Good night.

    • Left of Eden

      Sorry to hear about your back. Herniated L4/L5 disc here. Sleep well.

      • Shohanna

        I dunno which L mine is, they won’t tell me. But It’s my lower back, and it causes my left leg to go numb while I am attempting to walk! Such fun. Reason I have to have a cane / wheel chair if I am out and about. I hate it. It’s very painful and annoying on a regular basis. But b/c it’s not “damaging” other nerves, they can’t / won’t do surgery to fix it.

    • Edwin

      Good night. Hope you feel better when you wake.

  • RTIII

    So… for reasons that would take too long to articulate, I do not have regular garbage service. One part of the reason is that I tend to generate LESS than ONE grocery bag of garbage per week and therefore, why should I be paying around $200 / month for garbage service?! … So, instead, I mooch off the extra, unused dumpster space of a neighbor. . . SOME things collect, bigger stuff.

    In particular, the price of recyclable steel has gone close to zero and so among that and other kinds of things, piles have accumulated.

    Add to this that we now understand that it’s been for a few years now reported that the local trash company now harvests metals from the trash stream…

    Present this evening’s circumstance: a completely empty dumpster! :-O

    …I might work all night to take advantage! My “worthless” metal salvage will be harvested anyway, etc… YAY!… I MIGHT work all night! 🙂

    • RTIII

      OK, two hours have passed…

      I’m STILL trying to take advantage of this (formerly!) empty dumpster! … I found that a friend of mine had added – without telling me?! X-( – to the pile of metal debris out back so I had to cut up some VW Beetle parts because they were too big to fit into the dumpster! 🙁

      OK, got that done – cut up the part into smaller pieces… Not yet done with all I might throw out, now that I have the opportunity AND knowing that they are now, by law apparently, culling recyclables from the main garbage stream… … VERY surprised there’s no overnight team still commenting here!

      😕

      • RTIII

        Hey, another hour and I got all of what could easily be done, done. 🙂

        STILL nobody else posting deeply puzzles me, though! I thought we were a “24/7” organization! 🙂

        For what it’s worth, I took advantage of this rare opportunity and sent a lot of ultra-low-value metals to a certain recycling – whereas otherwise, literally, the time and effort taken to recycle would have been worth several times what you’d get for the “scrap.”

        Metal wasn’t the only stuff I was tossing out – the place also looks a bit better! 🙂

        • panem et circenses

          Hey RT. I spend time in other groups when nobody is posting here. Shhhh.

          • RTIII

            Whuzzat you say, _other_groups?!_

            Traitor!

        • cathyx

          Some of use are sleeping.

          • RTIII

            I woulda been, but…

  • 17

    ..

    • SmotPoker

      Fuck your early morning math shit. It’s August 30th. You don’t pull that shit on people before they’ve had their morning cup of coffee, and a bowl….

      • 17

        Yours is the second spanking I’ve gotten so far this morning. One more and I’m gonna develope a complex.

        • Edwin

          Maybe some of the other voices in your head can talk you down.

          • 17

            Oh shit.

          • Edwin

            It always works for me. Consensus is hard tho’.

        • Yes, in fact, I’ve got a Zappa song for every occasion…

          https://youtu.be/WJxoV5O8HUU

        • RTIII

          Too late – you’ve already got one!

        • SmotPoker

          It’s not paranoia if they truly are out to get you….

  • cathyx
    • Edwin

      Ha ha. I can’t really follow what’s going on in that tweet exactly. Looks to me like there are a lot of self-important douchebags on Twitter. Karoli leads the pack, the little shaker-mover blog-chick.

      The only ass she ever kicks is when she puts down her bonbons long enough to swing the ban-hammer (because she lied about what someone posted.)

      Anyone who thinks the Russians are tampering with your election is an asshole.

      • cathyx

        Karoli is basically chanting USA! USA!

        • Edwin

          I think really she’s chanting Ka-ro-li Ka-ro-li. ^.^

          (like a true douchebag)

      • towerofbabel

        How dare the Russians expose the DNC’s corruption? (If they did, which I doubt they did, but who cares.)

  • 17

    Just reading a little about Anthony Weiner. Screw that guy.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/08/weiner-huma-divorce/

  • SmotPoker
  • 17

    Washington Post Editors Caricature Jill Stein As ‘Fairy Tale’ Presidential Candidate

    For a third-party candidate, the fact that the Washington Post met with Stein is quite an accomplishment. But the editorial board crassly attacked her after the meeting.

    https://shadowproof.com/2016/08/29/washington-post-editors-caricatured-jill-stein-fairy-tale-presidential-candidate/

    • Fuck the Washington Post. It’s doesn’t even rise to the level of a bad news publication, it’s merely a caricature of a bad news publication.

  • 17

    Architect of the ‘New World Order’ is Giving up on America’s Empire

    Foreign policy lunatic, architect of the ‘New World Order,’ and personal mentor to Barack Obama, Zbigniew Brzezinski, appears to have abandoned his lifelong dream of a complete, unchallenged American empire. He is now yielding to what he refers to as a “global realignment,” instead.

    http://theantimedia.org/brzezinski-abandons-new-world-order/

  • 17

    Earth-like planet found orbiting closest star to sun

    The planet, designated Proxima b, is 4.22 light-years from Earth – essentially a celestial next-door-neighbor. At 40 trillion kilometers (25 trillion miles) away, it is easily the closest Earth clone ever found. If a small, unmanned spacecraft were launched in the next few years, it could reach Proxima b by 2100; children living in 2016 would be alive to see the craft’s arrival.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/08/30/earth-like-planet-found-orbiting-closest-star-to-sun/

  • cathyx

    ‘The Mother of All Risks’: Insurance Giants Call on G20 to Stop Bankrolling Fossil Fuels

    Warning that climate change amounts to the “mother of all risks,” three of the world’s biggest insurance companies this week are demanding that G20 countries stop bankrolling the fossil fuels industry.

    Multi-national insurance giants Aviva, Aegon, and Amlin, which together manage $1.2tn in assets, released a statement Tuesday calling on the leaders of the world’s biggest economies to commit to ending coal, oil, and gas subsidies within four years.
    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/29/mother-all-risks-insurance-giants-call-g20-stop-bankrolling-fossil-fuels

    This is what it will take to change our ways. Money driven, of course, but what isn’t?

    • cathyx

      From the article: In the first half of 2016 alone, natural catastrophes have caused $70bn in losses, of which $27bn was insured, according to an assessment by insurance and reinsurance company Munich RE—with events of particular note being climate-related “storms in the U.S. and Europe, massive forest fires in Canada, and the complete absence of typhoons in the northwestern Pacific.”

  • Good morning everybody :^)
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EaObukFzlco

    • Edwin

      good morning

    • 17

      Good morning, Steph 😉

  • Edwin

    Ever been so tired you could fall asleep anywhere?

    Good night. (It’s “freezing” outside tonight.) ^.^

  • 17

    Obama’s Imperial Mideast Policy Unravels

    President Obama’s Mideast policy is such a confusing mess that he is now supporting Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria although it’s primary target is not ISIS but another U.S. ally, the Kurds, explains Daniel Lazare.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/08/29/obamas-imperial-mideast-policy-unravels/

  • panem et circenses
  • 17

    Search Engine Translates ‘Daesh’ as ‘Saudi Arabia’

    Riyadh was left fuming after Microsoft’s Bing search engine translated ‘Daesh’, the Arabic name for the ISIL group, as ‘Saudi Arabia’, earning popularity for a true connotative translation with geopolitical value.

    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950609000984

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