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If you’re a fan of history, archeology, or just smart, funny people, you can’t go wrong watching any of the 20 years worth of episodes of Time Team, one of Britain’s most beloved programs. In this episode, the team finds a site of national significance. And yes, that’s Baldric.

More About Time Team, from Wikipedia:

Time Team is a British television series that originally aired on Channel 4 from 16 January 1994 to 7 September 2014. Created by television producer Tim Taylor and presented by actor Tony Robinson, each episode featured a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig over a period of three days, with Robinson explaining the process in layman’s terms. This team of specialists changed throughout the series’ run, although it has consistently included professional archaeologists such as Mick Aston, Carenza Lewis, Francis Pryor and Phil Harding. The sites excavated over the show’s run have ranged in date from the Palaeolithic to the Second World War.

A team of archaeologists, usually led by either Mick Aston or Francis Pryor (the latter usually heading Bronze Age and Iron Age digs), and including field archaeologist Phil Harding, congregate at a site, usually in the United Kingdom. The site is frequently suggested by a member of the viewing public who knows of an unsolved archaeological mystery, or who owns property that has not been excavated and is potentially interesting. Time Team uncover as much as they can about the archaeology and history of the site in three days.

At the start of the programme, Tony Robinson explains, in an opening “piece to camera”, the reasons for the team’s visit to the site, and during the dig he enthusiastically encourages the archaeologists to explain their decisions, discoveries and conclusions. He tries to ensure that everything is comprehensible to the archaeologically uninitiated.

Excavations are not just carried out to entertain viewers. Tony Robinson claims that the archaeologists involved with Time Team have published more scientific papers on excavations carried out in the series than all British university archaeology departments put together over the same period; and also that, as of 2013, the programme had become the biggest funder of field archaeology in the country.

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  • panem et circenses

    I don’t want to be first.

    • Well, looks like you get the complete non-recognition anyways! 😉

    • SmotPoker

      Depends, being the first bird ain’t so bad, it’s the first worm that really has it tough….

    • Dosido3

      If you’re not first, you’re last! ~Ricky Bobby

      Oh wait….

  • Let’s start the thread, and the day, with this amazing cover of Zepplin’s “Black Dog” by Tony Levin & the Stick Men..

    https://youtu.be/G5l3LelyCJM

    • SmotPoker

      Wish I could still hear. As a drummer that song was always a favorite to play.

    • notisaidthepig

      This is my favorite LZ tune. Sweet!

  • Edwin
  • SmotPoker

    Well kids, I picked up my car again last night, and was able to make it home without issues. The new ECM is holding up for the first few miles anyway. Mechanic rigged up a bypass switch in case it happens again so that I can have power to the fuel pump in order to get it back to the mechanics garage. Normally the furthest I travel is no more than 17 miles from my door, and even then that’s just once a month or so.

    Still no solution as to why the EMC kept having one of it’s capacitors blown, but at least it’s running, and I’m not beholding to asking my dad for a ride anywhere, which I haven’t at all since this shit started going down other than to a couple of doctors appointments.I love him a great deal, but I’m getting tired of his constant bitching about shit. I snapped at him the other day when he wanted to lecture me on moving which I’m doing later this month. Had to snap that I’ve done this a lot more fucking times than he has, and I know what the fuck I’m doing so just to please stifle it. I immediately felt bad about it, but he can just get on your last nerve like that.

    Yesterday after we got the car back he was chirping on about the rust on the undercarriage perhaps being a part of the problem, and when I dismissed that as easily fixed with a wire wheel or brush he wanted to insist that it was my fault. I slowed his roll by pointing out that it’s a 1995 automobile, and that outside of a car that’s never seen the road ALL of them will have rust on the undercarriage. He then pointed to his 94 Lincoln, which I was then quick to point out has plenty of rust on it’s undercarriage as well. Never one to let things sit he then claimed mine to be much worse, and kept mumbling on about it even after I laughed at him, shook my head, and left the room.

    I can totally see how at times he would drive my mother up the fucking wall. I never realized just how bad he could be over stupid shit.

    • Shohanna

      Your Dad sounds like mine. Only my Dad has a slight bit more patience before he blows his top. But he can blow it over the stupidest shit. lol

      I get a long with him for about an hour before I can’t stand hearing his music, radio, or other BS. I love him with all my heart but damn I can’t stand him sometimes.

      My Mom? Not going there, she irks me, I love her because I am suppose to love her but I don’t like her at all. 🙁

  • Edwin
  • panem et circenses

    The NY Times continues to take a bold stance against transparency and whistleblowers. It helps Russia when we know too much about the dirty shit our government and corporate overlords are doing.

    How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West’s Secrets

    American officials say Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks probably have no direct ties to Russian intelligence services. But the agendas of WikiLeaks and the Kremlin have often dovetailed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange-russia.html?_r=0

    • panem et circenses

      A New McCarthyism: Greenwald on Clinton Camp’s Attempts to Link Trump, Stein & WikiLeaks to Russia

      http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/31/a_new_mccarthyism_greenwald_on_clinton

      • panem et circenses

        Greenwald: “And so, it’s a very sort of disturbing strategy that not is just disturbing in and of itself, but that will have enduring consequences in the likely event that Hillary Clinton wins, because when you constantly inflame the public by telling them that Russia is this enemy, that they have domestic agents operating in the U.S., namely anyone who is a critic of the Clinton campaign, that’s going to have lots of long-term implications in terms of how the U.S. government treats Russia, how the American media and the American people are going to expect the U.S. government to react to Russia and how much dissent and criticism is going to be allowed without people being accused of being agents of the Kremlin.”

        • notisaidthepig

          Clinton doesn’t care. She just wants to win. The world be damned.

          • panem et circenses

            The alienation of dissent has always been their game plan. In this case, it has the added benefit of ramping up militaristic aggression while they’re silencing and recriminating those critics.

  • towerofbabel
    • notisaidthepig

      So dumb.

  • cathyx

    Good morning fellow early risers. We are a rare breed.

    • notisaidthepig

      Oink!

    • Edwin

      I’m an early riser, but maybe it’s hard to tell.

  • notisaidthepig
    • EdgarHF

      Now, that is a broken clock if I ever saw one.

  • cathyx
    • Blue Basilisk

      Clinton is doing more to win Trump the election than his own campaign is!

  • 17

    ..

  • 17

    Largest Prison Strike in US History to Begin on September 9th

    What organizers are saying will be the grandest act of civil disobedience of prison inmates in US history will involve work shortages and hunger strikes by prisoners all across the country.

    —More “peaceful” protest. Who wants to bet on what it’ll accomplish?—

    http://www.copblock.org/165249/largest-prison-strike-in-us-history/

  • notisaidthepig
  • 17

    Family Of Man Killed By Wauwatosa Officer Disclose Shooter’s Name During Protest, Questions Remain

    During a peaceful protest held on August 27th, the family of a man killed by an Wauwatosa (Tosa) officer made a bold move. Protesters distributed fliers with the shooters name, which hasn’t yet been officially released to the public. The family also provided what they knew of that officer’s past, expressing their frustrations towards media coverage of the shooting. It was a demonstration of resolve and vigor in the push for answers in the Tosa killing.

    —They should have distributed his address and family member’s names as well. Give these “heroes” something to actually fear.—

    http://www.copblock.org/165281/family-of-man-killed-by-tosa-officer-disclose-shooters-name-during-protest-questions-remain/

  • notisaidthepig
    • Edwin

      disgusting

  • notisaidthepig

    Time to go to work. Have a great day, everyone. Oink!

    • 17

      Be safe out there!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      damn just missed pig

    • MsPythia

      Piggie! Hope you have a beautiful day!

  • 17

    Stolen Dropbox passwords are circulating online.

    If you got an email from Dropbox asking you to reset your password earlier this week, it’s a good idea to do it. Nearly 70 million stolen Dropbox passwords are circulating online, according to Motherboard, which obtained the data. The file-sharing service has confirmed the passwords are linked to a breach that took place in 2012, although it said the theft only involved user email addresses at the time.

    —Does anyone here use a service comparable to Dropbox? I’m looking for an alternative.—

    http://qz.com/771196/stolen-dropbox-passwords-are-circulating-online-heres-how-to-check-if-your-accounts-compromised/

  • 17

    Top USA National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup

    While the Obama Administration and the CIA officially cling to the fig leaf lie that US intelligence was innocent
    of any involvement in the failed July 15 coup d’ etat attempt by the CIA-run Fethullah Gülen organization in Turkey, the truth is coming out from senior US intelligence insiders themselves. It reflects a huge internal faction struggle within US leading circles in what by all accounts is shaping to be the most bizarre Presidential election year in American history.

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/09/01/top-usa-national-security-officials-admit-turkey-coup.html

  • 17

    15 years after 9/11, Americans show “staggering” signs of cognitive impairment

    “Somebody blew up America’s brains.”

    Americans are so cognitively impaired that many of them actually believe that 19 Arab hijackers led by a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan caused three skyscrapers to explode into powder at near free fall acceleration through the path of most resistance…using only two planes.

    Now THAT is impaired!

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/01/911impairment/

    • Dosido3

      Hey, didn’t Jesus ride into Sodom and Gommorah riding a dinosaur and carrying an AK47? That was on my Liberty college prep test.

    • Shohanna

      This event is what lead me on my perverse desire to laugh at people who believe that. /nod

      **smdh** I was working in an architect firm when this happened. I stared at everyone in that room and said you have no right to even draw these plans if you believe a damned word the tv just said. Pulled out the controlled demolition from just yesterday and played it. There Ya Go. Controlled, with 3000 people IN IT at the time. Now tell me how long it took to set that up, and keep it quiet!!

      Don’t lie to me or to yourselves. It’s horrid. You will wake up one day and WONDER why you have Hitler vs 2.0 sitting on your goddamned doorstep. DON’T say I didn’t warn you.

      I quit the next day. I could not fucking stand being the ONLY ONE who knew what happened. I felt like I belonged in a goddamned nut house. However, NO one will convince me two planes melted steel beams in molten lava that was still PRESENT and HOT 3 weeks later.

  • Dosido3

    Good morning! Twitterverse is ablaze with Make Mexico Great Again Also.

    Trump hats, part deux.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hey dosido 🙂

      • Dosido3

        Hi ya Spiff!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          🙂

  • 17

    US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War

    Behind the U.S. media-political clamor for a new Cold War with Russia is a massive investment by the Military-Industrial Complex in “think tanks” and other propaganda outlets, writes Jonathan Marshall.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/09/01/us-arms-makers-invest-in-a-new-cold-war/

  • This is, really, a bloody excellent article/review, IMHO. I’m getting the book ASAP, I think it’s a must read,

    Stereotype threat

    Some of these differences are commonly misinterpreted: for example, women’s more collaborative decision-making process is frequently seen as an inability to decide, whereas, Huston argues, it in fact tends to lead to higher-quality (because better informed) decisions. But being aware of the label of indecision (“it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind”), women are vulnerable to “stereotype threat”; that is, the fear of confirming the negative stereotype can inhibit their decision-making.

  • MsPythia

    Obama Appoints Social Security Critic to Fix Puerto Rico’s Budget
    https://theintercept.com/2016/08/31/obama-appoints-social-security-critic-to-fix-puerto-ricos-budget/

    So disgusting. Obama is such an asshole.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      hey ms 🙂

      • MsPythia

        Good Morning Spiffy! ♥︎ Good morning to everyone! 😀

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          :)<3 so what is ms up to

          • MsPythia

            Just reading news at the moment, and posting here, and then I have to do a bunch of work. How are you? Heard back from that job yet?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            They said to call back in two weeks, last tuesday….

          • MsPythia

            Oh — so one more week to go. Hope you get it! (((hugs))) the Spiffy! 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            *hugs back* supposedly anyway lol

  • panem et circenses

    The latest round of purges within the Labour Party is in full swing as the Blairites attempt to usurp the nominally democratic process and install Owen Smith as party leader.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/31/double-standards-over-abuse-in-labour-party

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/labour-membership-appeal-leadership-election-compliance-unit_uk_57c54b46e4b094071b4c8d8e

  • MsPythia

    The Democratic Party Is Barely Recognizable; Corporate Politicians Now Rule All
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ0Pdb4HbPo

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      yeah that didnt post so well on teh link.

      • MsPythia

        Okay — try to fix…

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          🙂

    • RTIII

      Morning, MsP…

      BARELY?

      It’s not “recognizable” at all from that I, as a youth, was taught to believe that the D party stood for – namely Unions, We, The People, et al.

      • MsPythia

        Agreed. But at least it’s nice to hear someone saying these things to Thom Hartmann who is now a giant sell out for Shillz.

        • RTIII

          Agreed.

    • kreskin

      The Democratic party that I once knew no longer exists .

    • s k

      Hartmann sits there like a moron that he has become, endorsing Hillary.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Thom Hartmann is another fallen tribute. BOOM goes the cannon.

  • MsPythia
    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Only until they pull the lever.

      • MsPythia

        Bunch of Opportunists. This is why it’s a tragedy that so many black folks support them. They have no idea how little their concerns matter to these assholes.

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          yup

        • RTIII

          “They have no idea how little their concerns don’t matter to these assholes.”

          There! FIFY! 🙂

        • panem et circenses

          Does any group of voters? Women overwhelmingly support the Democratic party. White voters also vote for the Republican party. Which group of voters is more easily fooled?

          The concerns of all voters matter little to those in charge. It’s a tragedy that anyone votes for them.

    • RTIII

      In a word: no.

    • Left of Eden

      Are the blacks in question multi-millionaires or billionaires?

      • MsPythia

        Exactly.

    • kreskin

      No.

  • MsPythia

    No fair elections. No free and independent press. (refresh for image)

  • Left of Eden

    While the banksters steal billions and no one is held accountable:

    35 Days in Jail for Bouncing a $29 Check? No Justice for the 99%

    http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/ark-woman-spent-35-days-jail-bouncing-29-check

    There is a pending class action suit against the city of Sherwood, Arkansas for the like.

    In 2009, Lee Robertson—another plaintiff in the civil rights lawsuit—wrote a series of bad checks totaling about $200 while undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. He was arrested seven times over the next six years before Judge Hale sentenced Robertson to 90 days in jail for owing the court $3,054.51.

  • MsPythia

    Pretty scary how fast Zika is spreading:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrRsNE-W8AAbfaG.jpg

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Even the misquitoes are like meh Wyoming and Alaska.

  • MsPythia
    • 17

      So did the Republican Congress. That’s why the Benghazi hearings were steered the way they were, and pounded into our consciousness. It was meant to make us sick of hearing about it. We were supposed to forget.

      • MsPythia

        If that was the plan, I don’t think it worked out the way they planned. People are posting this image all over Twitter — both the Trump supporters and the Bernie supporters. A lot of people hate Hillary Clinton and think she’s dangerous and reckless.

  • MsPythia
  • SpiffyTheValiant
    • MsPythia

      Ugh. I can’t stand most of the Mediaite commenters.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I know. But it’s one of the few places that didn’t go ban happy.

        • MsPythia

          True.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            How sad is it, when conservative sites are more free than “liberal” ones?

          • MsPythia

            It’s amazing isn’t it? The longer this election has gone on, the more true that is. If you go to the “liberal” sites now all you find is articles about how horrible Trump is. They’ve destroyed themselves kissing Klinton keister.

          • They’re not so much free, as they are an echo chamber. You can see what I mean by disagreeing, in the slightest with their shared (and epistemically closed) “knowledge.”

          • Ann Watson

            I beg to differ.
            Banned! ; )

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

        • SmotPoker

          Do they allow swearing? I put up a comment in regards to this article, and it has been listed as in moderation.

          “Such fragile flowers these knee jerk conservatives to have their panties twisted all up on them simply because someone was exercising their own freedom.

          Having attitudes like that tells me that you don’t really love America, and all she stands for, but only for yourselves, and your own opinions based on emotions rather than logic.

          “He’s doing something I don’t agree with so he should be made to leave the country if he doesn’t like it….” – Listen to yourselves you freedom lovers. Listen, and maybe fucking learn something for once.”

          • RTIII

            The word fucking was obviously the issue there. I use “pucking” instead at that site…

          • SmotPoker

            It’s difficult to keep track of the sites that allow true freedom of expression.

          • Ann Watson

            No effing kidding! ; )

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Swearing is a no go unless you do something like fuuuuucking.

      • SmotPoker

        Nor can I. It’s like the dug a hole to find the ghastliest people on the planet, then grabbed the shit out of their toilets, and allowed it to post comments.

        • MsPythia

          LOL! Good description Smotty! 😀

    • panem et circenses

      The authoritarian “liberty”-loving right sure hates free speech.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        He should go to GITMO for having disrespectful socks apparently.

    • RTIII

      I went there – very strange commenters there; idiot right-wingers for the most part. Some appear to not have a brain.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        yup

    • 17

      ..

      • Edwin

        seen the video 😀

  • MsPythia

    Breaking News:

    Hacker Guccifer who revealed Clinton’s private email server, gets 4+ years in jail

    https://www.rt.com/usa/357918-guccifer-jail-clinton-email/

    • RTIII

      “The extent of the harm caused by defendant’s conduct is incalculable,”

      What about the extent of good he did exposing the liars in high-office?!

      • MsPythia

        The extent of harm to HILLARY is all anyone in power cares about.

    • Shohanna

      So what happen to those whistleblower laws that protect the 4th Estate? **smdh** ANYONE who thinks we have a 1st amendment really needs an education in what it actually is.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Hey, sho 🙂

        • Shohanna

          Hey There Spiffy!!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3

    • kreskin

      Though “Guccifer” claimed to have accessed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, there was no evidence to show he actually did so.

      Evidence ? When accusing the Russians no evidence is necessary , none whatsoever.

    • kreskin

      ” In USA hero will go to prison and Criminal will run for president “

    • panem et circenses

      It’s fitting metaphor that the cops arresting them are hiding their identities behind black masks.

  • Yay!

    http://cdn3.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/scale_crop_768_433/2015/06/dark_matter_cast.jpg
    ‘Dark Matter’ Renewed for Third Season at Syfy

    Dark Matter…the Prodigy Pictures drama based on the graphic novel of the same name is a low-cost import from Canada. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (Stargate), the drama stars Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland.

    • Left of Eden

      Pretty good show. Watched season 1 on Netflix, awaiting season 2.

      • Season 2 has been awesome. More betrayal, even greater weirdness and much, much more involvement by the characters portrayed by the scifi-tv icons Hewlett, Wheaton and Higgins. Plus, rumor is, we’re going to get another TNG star as a regular, at the end of the second season.

    • RTIII

      Boring as hell.

      I stumbled in on it, rather liking vids about physics; boy was I disappointed!

      Stuck it out through a whole episode – never got the premise or developed any interest in any of the boring characters. . . What’s the appeal?

      But hey, if yall see something in it you like, knock your socks off. I recently stumbled across “Stranger Things” on Netflix and rather enjoyed it – was disappointed to see there was no season 2! (yet?)

      • SmotPoker

        Season two of Stangers Things has been approved, and the show runner promises greatness.

        • RTIII

          Thanks Smot.

      • Yeah, I found Stranger things predictable and boring, and it’s popularity driven by a whole host of obvious marketing mechanisms, hung up on a rickety framework of a story. Can’t even imagine why you think the characters in DM are boring, they’ve all got fascinating backstories and interesting arcs. Maybe you’re thinking of Killjoys, which is certainly a snore-fest.

        • RTIII

          Could you point out some of those “obvious marketing mechanisms”, please? I thought it was rather devoid of much of that kind of stuff – the cokeacola thing was the only one I can recall, but I thought it fit rather well the the story as a plot device, actually.

          • Not in the production itself, surrounding it. Heavily “Social Proof” using (compensated) “Opinion Makers” and “Target Information Outlets” to create buzz. and the mass exposure tactic, that is, “tell a lie often enough and people just believe it’s true.” A favored tactic of the right-wing in politics, and even more effective, in a shorter time, with entertainment. In the case of entertainment, making sure you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some publication, person, or other media outlet talking about it.

            And while this is all marketing 101. some companies are better at it than other and money talks.

            If you read back issue of Variety or HWR, around the time right before the show premiered, you’ll find articles talking about the push and how much they were going to spend (like 50% more than most shows) on that that show,

          • RTIII

            Before stumbling across it on Netflix, I’d never heard of it.

            I’m completely unplugged from all that marketing shit, by choice. I’m not a good little consumer…

    • panem et circenses

      I haven’t gotten into a Syfy series since Farscape. The quality really went downhill after that. I’ll take a look at this show but my expectations are low.

      • Yeah, can’t say I thought much of Farscape. SG-1 and Atlantis were the superior shows of that era, for me.

        • panem et circenses

          I watched and liked both but neither of them were mindblowingly great to the point I set time aside to watch them like the run they had with Farscape and the Invisible Man (which was cancelled way too soon), and before that with MST3K and Lexx. I’ve tried to get into several shows since then and ended up losing interest or seeing them cancelled.

          • Ann Watson

            Lexx!

          • Lexx had a certain naive, campy charm, but once I got past Xenia, it was all downhill, for me. LOL. I hear Ms. seeberg is making an appearance in an upcoming episode of Star Trek Continues, so we’ll see.

            MST3K, well I don’t think of that as Science Fiction. It’s something on its own, unique, its own genre.

            Invisible Man, watched the first episode. Just didn’t move me.

            Farscape: Thought the two main actors (who went to Stargate later, and brought it’s last 3 seasons down, as well) were terrible and their makey-jokey interplay pushed all the air our of a show that could have had real potential. Speaking again of Star Trek Continues, though, Gigi Edgley was fantastic in episode VI of that series, as Eliza Taylor:

            https://youtu.be/uSFHGyLYQ-c

          • Damnit, now I’m going to have to watch this whole episode again, right now.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I loved Defiance though.

        • Defiance wasn’t bad at all, but then that’s expected of an O’Bannon TV show! 😀

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙁 Someone tells me that they cancelled it. Dammnit. Nothing got resolved.

            ( I really wanted to see if anything would happen between Alek and the servant girl.)

  • MsPythia

    Very Bad News.

    • RTIII

      I sure hope an alternative service springs up to fill the void!

      If I had the capital, that’s something I would support.

      • MsPythia

        Me too.

    • Shohanna

      I read that, it doesn’t say a damned thing about silencing them. What it says is that it’snot allowed to charge people to see it. It has to be classified for the greater good. Which is actually what news is suppose to be about.

      Like the Times can’t charge if they use YouTube to post a video, they can’t have it behind a paywall.
      Same with other “news” broadcasts that use a damned email, or paywall to hide their content.

      That’s actually a good thing. I think you misunderstood it. They can’t use it for “click” bait either. hahaha

      At least that’s what I read from it.

      • Yeah, I kind of read that as standard Ass-Covering Language, so they can ban abusers without a bunch of tantrum throwing.

        • Shohanna

          Yeah that’s what I read too. If they aren’t paying for it, then they can’t really “bitch”. LOL

      • MsPythia

        I think it’s a bad thing, because although they say “monetization” it’s often people who are just trying to start up independent media websites, who want to link their Youtube videos to their sites.

        • MsPythia

          Here’s an example of someone talking about how these new rules will hurt them:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbph5or0NuM

        • Advertisers simply aren’t going to pay for what they don’t want to pay for. We can’t force them to, neither can YouTube. Again, you can’t fight the system, if you want to fully submerges yourself in it. These rule in no way stop someone from starting and running a highly successful channel, it just means if advertisers don’t want to spend money on it, then YouTube won’t and YouTube has laid out some clear limits on what advertisers said they don’t want to pay for.

          So, there’s nothing stopping someone from making the next big truth-telling channel, they should just not expect the people the are writing exposes of to pay for it. And that’s as it should be.

          • MsPythia

            It sounds more like censorship to me, and obviously lots of other people. When they say you can’t show or even mention “controversial or sensitive” subjects? Yeah, I’ll stand on what I’ve said.

          • It’s not censorship AT ALL no one is stopping these people from continuing to post videos to YouTube, They’re not even stopping them from making money off their “channels” they’re merely telling them, “These are the things the advertisers we represent won’t pay to advertise during.”

            This is just being blown out of proportion by a bunch of lazy “tech review” and “how to apply makeup” channel owners who are now off the gravy train.

            No actual news channel worth trusting would be “monetized” by YouTube anyways.

          • MsPythia

            Disagree. And I doubt tech review and how to apply make-up channels are talking about “controversial and sensitive” subjects.

          • Really, because you just posted such a channel, right bellow: That guy is all celebrity gossip. In the same category as fashion channels (which use A LOT of sexually suggestive content to draw audiences), or tech review channels which are often highly misogynistic and portray all kinds of violence as acceptable.

          • MsPythia

            I’m not a fan of censorship — even for things I don’t agree with personally. I think people should be able to speak about things they want to speak about, and that others should be able to watch what they want to. So, while you want to condemn something that’s violent and misogynistic (which by the way, I do too) there will be others who will condemn people for showing videos of cops murdering unarmed black people for no reason at all.

          • Shohanna

            IF the people who posted to YouTube bought and paid for those servers their content is stored on and available to the masses were removed from the ad list, THEN I would say it was censorship.

            These servers come from somewhere. SOMEONE PAID MONEY to have a host. YouTube is hosting your content on THEIR servers.

            You know that rule every Mom makes? Not in my house? That one? This is exactly like that. They can dictate who, what, when, where, and why someone can upload to their servers. They did ALL the work of hosting and setting up software to allow the masses to have a place to put content. THEY did the work to gather a huge bunch of advertisers to create a situation to make money.

            If people want their content not to be censored by ADVERTISERS, then they need to do the damned work to do it themselves! Spend the money to buy the servers, the content, the advertisers etc etc.

            If I had a website and people posted to it. I GET to say who gets to post. It’s my website. O.O

            I can’t believe this is so hard to explain. The government can not stop someone from exercising their 1st amendment. But by damned YouTube can. That’s the way our laws work. Their property, their rules. And that’s the way it should be. If you want different rules get your own property. OR PAY YOUTUBE a FEE to help pay for that property and work they did to create a place to post your shit.

          • MsPythia

            Yeah, I disagree — I think Youtube has gotten rich off of all the free content that other people post and their ability to share it with others, and that their new rules show that now that they’ve gotten so rich, they want to get even richer by allowing the corporations to censor and dictate to all the people that gave them so much power and money. I’m against capitalism and corporate control in the general sense though, so you and I will probably have to agree to disagree here.

          • Shohanna

            I think we should have people controlled businesses we don’t disagree to a huge extent. I am just a law biding woman. So if the law says it’s “acceptable” I am just arguing from that stand point.

            If we had a different set of laws, and they were democratic. I would support that it is censorship. Because those servers would be owned by the people who use them as a collective. Making their own acceptable rules to be followed by the community.

            See? We agree more then you think. <3

          • This has nothing to do with my feelings, it has to do with what YouTube’s clients, the advertisers want. They don’t want to pay to advertise on channels with that kind of content. That doesn’t mean YouTube is shutting down or censoring those kind of channels, just that their clients, the advertisers jut won’t pay out to be featured before and after such channels’ videos.

          • MsPythia

            Btw, this might impact the Youtube channel of someone like TYT or Redacted Tonight or others — who often talk about controversial and sensitive subjects.

          • 17

            And what will Alex Jones do? Oh, that’s right….he’s gettin’ Bibi money. He’ll be fine.

          • MsPythia

            Is he?! I didn’t know that.

          • 17

            Go to one of AJ’s sites and type the word “Israel” anywhere in a sentence, and then try to make a second post. You’ll be history.

          • panem et circenses

            You seem unusually naive today. It’s selective political content “even if graphic imagery is not shown” they’re blocking ad revenue from. It isn’t “how to apply makeup” channels. Of course they have every right to do so, but that doesn’t mean it should be glossed over and people who are exposing it should face condescension and ridicule.

            “No actual news channel worth trusting would be “monetized” by YouTube anyways.”

            No, it’ll be independent journalists and people who post videos of police and political abuse, not the “actual news channels worth trusting” that’re already paid for by bankers and oil execs.

          • MsPythia

            Exactly.

        • Shohanna

          It takes a while to get dedicated viewers. YouTube makes it easy because of their “already made” list of Advertisers. The ad guys did some tests and noticed a lot of people complained about “Blah blah” so they made some rules and asked YouTube to enforce said rules.

          However, that does not stop the content provider (uploaders etc) from soliciting advertisers themselves and making their own list of supported ad revenue. They just don’t get it for “free” now. Or having YouTube’s ready made list available.

          It won’t shut them up or silence them or remove them from the channels. It will remove YouTube’s ads from their page. But they can still do their OWN work to get Ads on their page and be paid for their content.

          Does that make sense?

          • MsPythia

            I see it as a way to cripple and sideline those who are trying to start up independent news media — because that’s what their new rules are designed to apply to. Not allowing people whose Youtube videos discuss actual events that are happening just because they were violent, or because they are “controversial or sensitive” is a form of censorship. And the fact is, Youtube is able to make tons and tons of money off of advertising, for allowing people to upload content that they get for FREE.

            In my view, this stinks.

          • Shohanna

            It will make the step to get good views higher but if someone is really serious about working on YouTube, it won’t stop them. Plenty of advertisers will support News. But they don’t want to support kids raping, stealing, and other nefarious things I have seen on YouTube. It will definitely put a crimp in What’s his face who shot Travon Martin? Goddamn it. Brain fart here..

            They don’t want to put ads on pages that are blatant racism, sexism, discrimination. Etc. I like that.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            George Zimmerman shot Travon.

            Remember his entire defense came down to I’m the biggest pussy on the planet and was getting my ass handed to me by a skinny teenager.

          • Shohanna

            Right! Thank you. My brain went fucking blank. Well, his page has a lot of hits and the advertisers ran the other way b/c he is forbotten. I wouldn’t want to pay him to upload his racists ignorant videos. Neither did the advertisers And I BET you anything he is part of the “complaint” category. LOL

            So now we don’t have to see him get paid to be a fucking dick. That’s a good thing. lol

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I’m kinda of the view that the bigots, racists, sexists, etc should be able to expose themselves. I’d rather have it right out in the open. It’s the ones who hide it that are the real threat. *glances at hillary.*

          • Shohanna

            Oh trust me, they will still broadcast their idiocy but now they won’t be paid to do it. LOL

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lol they’ll still get paid. they just made it harder for them to get paid and harder for the good guys to get paid.

          • Shohanna

            Yeah I know. It sucks but they can still get advertisers there are millions of them. YouTube doesn’t have all of them! lol Yet….

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            nope. lol

          • MsPythia

            What the new rules say is that people can’t even MENTION that those things exist at all. They want Youtube to become Disneyland.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I suspect it’s less about Disneyland and more about supporting the powers that be.

          • MsPythia

            Right. Corporatized Disneyland.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Well disney is a corporation XD

          • MsPythia

            Yup. And now Youtube will look just like it.

          • Shohanna

            Yeah another ploy by HItlery… **intended pun**

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

          • Shohanna

            No, Advertisers do! And they will find themselves in very select pages that will LOSE page hits b/c of the rule change. They are ruling here, not YouTube. YouTube is a man in the middle and they get paid by Advertisers. Not us.

            So when people decide what they want, and they want News, the people will win. Those pages that attempt to use YouTube’s Ads will fail. Because people don’t want “Disney”. They want real stuff and will support and donate to pages that give it to them.

            Give it a bit. It will change soon enough.

          • MsPythia

            I don’t think advertisers should have the power to dictate what is “controversial and sensitive” to everyone who posts something to Youtube. Instead, I think it would be better if Youtube managed that issue for their advertisers. It’s just giving the corporations all the power to censor and eliminate whatever they don’t like.

          • Shohanna

            I know that. I am well aware of the situation. I am saying that we are in the middle of a political revolution. it’s moving and flowing all over the US. Give it time. People need to see what they are missing. Once they notice these “free” advertising pages are not giving them what they crave, they will leave those pages and find ones that do and when that happens, the advertisers will bitch again at YouTube!

            It’s like a river. It will flow down hill no matter what you do to stop it besides a dam. It even goes over the dam in some instances. This will too. Sure it will suck balls as first but I think they will end up changing it.

            OR people will still post their content regardless of whether they get paid or not. I never got paid for posting shit on YouTube. Then again I am not a “reporter” either. There are other ways to make revenue to keep your channel going. So they have to talk to advertisers themselves. Nothing is stopping them from doing that. YouTube’s hands are tied. They have to pay for servers and all the tech required to keep themselves available. That revenue comes from Ads so they have to follow what they ask for.

            That’s really not censorship. It’s their servers. Their money being spent supporting what YouTube IS. They have to do this.

            So people can throw their own videos up on their blog with advertisers they have selected and still make money. No one is stopping them from that. It would be the same as being on YouTube without their ads. If someone is serious about vlogging this becomes another step to setting up your own channel. Without having to purchase your own server, computer and cable! It’s expensive. Prohibitively. YouTube is a service and as such every service has their own rules if you want to use it.

            Sure it shouldn’t be allowed to happen. We don’t have laws that protect the people. They protect business. We don’t have the money or the will to change those laws. SO we live with what we have and people who are serious about their message going out, will find a way to make it happen regardless of what YouTube does.

          • MsPythia

            It shows that Youtube sucks and that we need a new platform. When people can’t talk about rape or suicide because it offends advertisers and Youtube goes along with that, it’s clear that they need to be put out of business.

          • Shohanna

            Good idea, maybe someone will get that gumption and create another place to compete! That’s the free market ideas brewing. haha <3

          • Shohanna

            Hit post too soon.

            They want to stop paying for hate. It’s spreading and getting worse not better. They figure people that only post hate will stop doing such if they aren’t paid.

            I am sure they will have a review and advertisers can say yay or nay over whether their ad will be fine on that page. But you can go to google for millions of hits for advertisers and submit a sample of your content and they will fucking beg to be on your page. If you have enough viewers. It will stop the “shite” for showing up. That’s a good thing. lol

          • MsPythia

            What about posting the hatred we see when cops kill black people, or even mentioning that this exists? That’s against the new rules.

          • Shohanna

            If they continue to post the NEWS, people will still flock to their page, their page views will still remain high, and advertisers will be pissed. They aren’t getting a chunk of those eyeballs.

            Those pages will be able to get any advertiser out there. They just have to do a little typing and submitting their content to get them. It’s an extra step. But they can still get it if they want it.

          • MsPythia

            No, it will cripple and sideline people who are just starting out. You watch.

          • MsPythia

            Found a good article on this subject:

            http://gizmodo.com/youtube-stars-are-blowing-up-over-not-getting-paid-1786041218

            Here’s an example of what I was saying:

            DeFranco believes his videos were hit for covering news events like
            Chris Brown’s standoff with police (and for his innocuous tagline “’sup
            you beautiful bastards.”) MrRepzion’s channel is mostly devoted to
            mental health and believes dozens of his videos had ads stripped for his
            earnest discussion of difficult subjects like rape and suicide.

            Just talking about these things is now off limits.

          • Shohanna

            Gah, I read that article good one btw. But at the end of the article, this caught my eye..

            http://gizmodo.com/youtube-won-t-ban-a-guy-who-crushes-animals-to-death-1763178702

            I got stuck watching the first commenter’s video! 40 minutes! O.O it was hilarious side track! I meant to go to bed over 2 hours ago. Yet I am still awake. LOL

      • MsPythia

        Btw, Good Day to you Sho! 🙂

        • Shohanna

          Hey there MsP! Didn’t mean to come off harsh, I am tired I need sleeps but can’t seem to calm the brain enough for that restful state. lol

          • MsPythia

            NP. I don’t mind harsh anyway. I’m fine with people disagreeing with me anyway. 🙂

      • panem et circenses

        It means that you can’t earn ad revenue on youtube if they deem your content to be inappropriate. It has nothing to do with outside sites or paywalls.

        • No, it means you can’t earn money from YouTube’s Advertising Program. Nothing is stopping anyone from getting their own advertisers or supporters in the form of a Patreon account, etc, etc. This is simply an issue because a bunch of people, not political magazines, etc, mostly review sites and idiots chatting about how cool they are, are now off the non-effort-on-their-part gravy train of letting YouTube be their advertising representative.

          • panem et circenses

            I think you’re confusing uploaders with youtube itself, which relies on no-effort-on-their-part gravy train of user generated content.

          • I’ve run multiple “monetized” channels on YouTube, for myself and for clients. I know exactly how their ad program works. They sell ad slots around my content to advertisers. I get some piddling few cents of what YouTube is paid. Far less money, BTW, than I’d get if I found my own corporate sponsor, which is what I encourage my clients to do.

            All this says is, again, that YouTube’s clients (the advertisers) have laid down their requirements that they’re not going to pay for ads with certain kinds of content. That’s their choice. And it’s no kind of censorship and it’s certainly not a move to try to shut down political channels, most of which I doubt participate in that program anyways.

          • Shohanna

            Does that mean they can solicit advertisers for their specific content?

  • MsPythia

    Facebook satellite lost in SpaceX explosion at Cape Canaveral (VIDEO)

    https://www.rt.com/usa/357893-spacex-explosion-platform-launch/

    • Dosido3

      I’m glad no lives were lost and I’m kinda glad FB suffered a hit. Does that make me a bad person?

      • MsPythia

        No. LOL. It’s kind of sad in a way because the satellite was going to help get internet access to Africa.

        • Well, sort of. It was going to give access to a suite of sites chosen by FB and the various African governments. Like the Basic Cable Non-Net Neutrality From Hell version of “internet.”

          • MsPythia

            True.

          • Dosido3

            It’s like you can read my mind, Unka!

          • Edwin

            And only to spy on them and build dossiers to arrest them in the planned rape and pillage of Africa. It can work hand in had with Africom. Why else would bush create it in 2007. (From Wiki)

            In 2007, the White House announced, “[AFRICOM] will strengthen our security cooperation with Africa and create new opportunities to bolster
            the capabilities of our partners in Africa. Africa Command will enhance
            our efforts to bring peace and security to the people of Africa and
            promote our common goals of development, health, education, democracy,
            and economic growth in Africa.”[5]

            General Carter F. Ham said in a 2012 address at Brown University that U.S. strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa is to strengthen democratic institutions and boost broad-based economic growth.[2]

    • smkngman3

      Two things…………………….

      “Citing NASA security, one source reported that the rocket blew up during “wet dress rehearsal.” This is the type of pre-launch test that uses actual liquid propellant, but may or may not involve the payload.”

      AND!

      “The rocket was supposed to hoist an Israeli satellite (providing Facebook broadband to Africa) this weekend.”

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-01/spacex-rocket-explodes-launchpad

  • MsPythia

    Bill Clinton aides used tax dollars to subsidize foundation, private email support
    Program for ex-presidents paid salaries and benefits to Clinton aides at the center of controversies.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/bill-clinton-used-tax-dollars-to-subsidize-foundation-private-email-support-teneo-227613

    Bill Clinton’s staff used a decades-old federal government program,
    originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to
    subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to
    support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has
    found.

    Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers —
    housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and
    benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and
    cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential
    campaign.

    • RTIII

      -snort-

      What bastards they are. …As if expresidents are likely to go to the poor-house!

      • MsPythia

        The Clinton’s are SCUM.

    • Dosido3

      you mean, president people don’t have to qualify for financial aid like college students? Jeebers.

  • MsPythia

    Tim Canova lost the primary to DWS, but…

    • Dosido3

      oh…I wanted Canova to run as an independent…

      • MsPythia

        I think he should run for governor now — or challenge Debbie again in a few years. He got a lot of attention going up against that hag, so I hope he doesn’t fade away.

        • Dosido3

          Yeah. It’s going to take more than one swing of the sword to slay the dragon. He’s got some momentum. Hope he can sustain it.

        • SmotPoker

          From: Makum, Skweel, and Howe attorneys at law.
          To: MsPythia
          Subject: Placing DWS in with hags.

          Dear MsPythia, we represent The United Federation of Hags, a union of true, due paying hags, and we are incensed at your smear of hags everywhere by comparing us to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She applied for membership, and was denied. She’s a harpy, and we don’t let harpies in our union. We demand an immediate retraction of your statement in order to prevent further legal action.

          • MsPythia

            LOL!

          • Edwin

            I heard she applied to the douchebags union but was rejected out of hand. (They invited Karoli to join tho’.)

  • MsPythia

    NPR’s Adam Davidson describes his “creepy” experience at the annual summit of the Clinton Global Initiative.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrR-U-EVMAAvJQz.jpg

    • Nice piece of writing there.

      • MsPythia

        I thought so too. Short but succinct.

    • kreskin

      Has there ever been dirtier more corrupt candidate to run for President in this country ?

      • s k

        Not financially corrupt, that I am aware of.

    • Dosido3

      like a cult.

    • kreskin

      Clinton’s got their DNA on her nose … and vice versa .

    • Dosido3

      Also, this is very similar to what is done in Silicon Valley trade shows. They’ll bring in big names to sell the dream, push the koolaid. It’s like the Rick Warren types and their prosperity gospel. Everyone gets to feel really groovy and hip. But like Deep Throat says, follow the money.

      • MsPythia

        Exactly — and like you said, cult-like.

  • MsPythia

    Great interview with Jill:

    “The Spoiler” Speaks
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on her campaign and building an alternative to the two corporate parties.

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/jill-stein-green-party-bernie-sanders-clinton-johnson/

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      She always gives great interviews. She’s so patient answering the same questions over and over again.

  • towerofbabel

    This looks great! Thanks Unka. I’ll watch it tonight.

    • You’re welcome. If you like it, all 20-years of episodes are on YouTube. Already being a fan of archaeology, it became a multi-year obsession with me, when I fist found the series.

      The fact that the host is Baldric, from Blackadder was just a bonus. LOL.

    • Oh, I should mention: There’s an American version of it from the Propaganda Broadcasting Service, but don’t bother with it: The hosts and scientists are personable or well-spoken and American doesn’t have much (recent history) archaeology worth digging up, anyways.

  • kreskin

    Fucking brilliant !

    ” Like it’s been nuked ” : Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/09/01/like-its-been-nuked-millions-of-bees-dead-after-south-carolina-sprays-for-zika-mosquitoes/?tid=pm_national_pop_b

    • Great Fucking Raptor Jesus. Like we need more dead bees. These idiots should be prosecuted.

      • kreskin

        Their carelessness and recklessness … it’s hard to believe .

        • Dosido3

          Anyone remember the Great Medfly Adventure of the 80’s? BT Collins drank a glassful of malathion to prove how safe it was…good times!

      • SmotPoker

        We’re on the road to killing ourselves off, and some idiots are stomping on the accelerator….

    • RTIII

      At the very least, I hope the bastards are sued for huge sums.

      Another point: these idiot politicians have no fucking idea what they are doing to the ecology of a region when they use shit like this. It’s truly outrageous. There should be laws preventing anything being done like this anywhere in the whole country without careful scientific analysis and a confirmed solid, properly funded implementation plan that mitigates or avoids all harms other than to the intended victim – in this case mosquitoes.

    • Blue Basilisk

      The beekeepers need to sue these fuckers into the ground and then bury them under the corpses of all those poor bees.

    • Edwin

      Bees are now trucked around the country to service farmers’ crops. Most of them are trucked to California for the almond blossoms, then they move on to other states for various crops. If the bees died in the almond orchards the rest of the country would be fucked.

    • Shohanna

      2.5 million bees dead in hours. No warning was given and their hives were outside their homes cause of the heat. It was 90 degrees.. O.O

      WOW, that’s gonna cost the city a pretty penny when the bee keepers sue them to recoup their damage.

  • s k

    Live at Truthdig

    Jill Stein: “The Experience of Democracy” Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician :http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/live_at_truthdig_what_makes_jill_stein_qualified_to_be_president_of_the_uni

    • s k

      Robert Scheer said Obama is not even as smart as they dumb ass B-rated actor Reagan when it comes to Nukes, Obama is spending a Trillion to upgrade our Nukes.
      Obama really hates his daughters when it comes to war and global warming.

  • File Under: News You Can Use (If You Live In LA)

    https://twitter.com/trejostruck/status/770929645222973440

  • RTIII

    Jill won’t appologize for her VP’s calling Obama an Uncle Tom.

    http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/jill_stein_wont_apologize_for_running_mates_uncle_tom_reference_to_obama_20

    Here’s my comment:

    The offensive one here was Capehart. Denial that there are sell-outs to one’s own kind doesn’t make selling-out stop, or mitigate the harm they inflict – quite the opposite, it empowers them and the oppression they support, however unintentionally, no matter what kind of group is being sold-out, whether we’re talking about racial, economic, or whatever other kind of group.

    In fact, it’s empowering to oppressed groups to have the sell-outs identified publicly. If derogatory terms are used for them, so much the better for deterring there from being other sell-outs and shaming them from any position of power. That such a sell-out happens to be POTUS is extremely unfortunate, but that shouldn’t change our reactions to their choice to
    sell out.

    • Dosido3

      Just last night I was reading the storyline for A Soldier’s Story about that very issue. Ignorant blacks playing along making it harder for other blacks to rise above their oppressors. A different twist on the racism issue that seems to never get discussed.

      • RTIII

        Indeed…

        Personally, I only use the term “Uncle Tom” when talking about people’s use of the term “Uncle Tom,” and would prefer to see other blacks use the term to identify people they think fit that pattern. When I want to point out such a person, I prefer to use the term “sell-out” because it’s more clear what my objective is…

        …And WAY more people need to be identified for the sell-outs they are, not just blacks, either!

        Presuming anyone cares, I went on to post in that thread:

        “Uncle Tom” isn’t a racist or bigoted term; it derives from the name of a character in a book who was forced to deep and profound submissiveness through slavery, but the literary point being made was that it identifies sell-outs of a particular group – blacks in particular. That it became a derogatory label is intentional and a part of its usefulness in identifying sell-outs – if it weren’t derogatory, it wouldn’t be used. And that derogation is vital; the whole point is to call out bad behaviors.

        Of course, the term can be used as a form of ridicule by bigots but only because of its usefulness in identifying group sell-outs; when bigots use the term, they’re trying to say the target has sold out their own group, and play on the fact that most humans inherently feel shame for harming their own group.

        • Dosido3

          Oh I’m on board with your policy, too! I never use the term.

        • cathyx

          It’s especially not racist if another black person uses it.

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    This should be good. It’s Mr. Scaredy Cat himself going to give us a lecture.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cWfU02Xbf0

    • MsPythia

      This is great — he’s really calling out the problem here.

  • SmotPoker

    Good News anybody!

    I just posted up the next exciting chapter of The Road To Hell Or Fuck Me Running.

    http://exile.bottleofsmoke.com/2016/09/01/fuck-running-road-hell-goodbye-atlanta-hello-tampa/

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      *hugs*

    • MsPythia

      Go read it folks — it’s great, as usual!

      • SmotPoker

        Thanks MsPythia, I’m humbled.

  • s k

    Protests Erupt in San Juan as Obama Forms Unelected Control Board to Run Puerto Rico

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B-AWB8cMEU&index=5&list=PL50BDB9BCCFAF09CA

  • SmotPoker

    Have you seen this? Video of the explosion of Space X

    https://youtu.be/_BgJEXQkjNQ?t=69

    • Well, as some astronaut once said, “When you build a giant bomb, sometimes it doesn’t explode the way you want it to.” 😉

    • Nancy

      ;-O

    • 17

      Hate when that happens.

    • doubleplusliberal
    • s k

      This is what it’s going to look like when the billionaires are trying to leave-leave the mess they left behind.

    • smkngman3

      I hope the Israeli payload was on board.

      • SmotPoker

        As I understand it some kind of payload was on it.

  • smkngman3

    “California Lawmakers OK Bill Penalizing Companies Boycotting Israel”

    Both houses of California’s legislature have now approved a bill to ban state government agencies from awarding contracts to companies that choose to join the international boycott against Israel’s continued occupation of Palestine.

    The bill, AB 2844, if passed, would be a serious attack on the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid and its treatment of Palestinians.

    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Calif.Lawmakers-OK-Bill-Penalizing-Companies-Boycotting-Israel-20160901-0004.html

    • s k

      Have all the Democrats gone insane?

      • No, they’ve just realigned and you can expect full-on authoritarian/right-wing (aka Republican) behavior out of them, from now on.

        Think of it like a zombie apocalypse and the Democratic party was bitten, a couple days ago. You can expect them to try to tear you apart and eat you, now and forever more.

        • RTIII

          Depressingly, that does appear to be the case.

          CA has a LOT of house-cleaning to do!

    • Fuckity fucking fuckity fuck fuckers.

      • MsPythia

        +1

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      And what if the company just doesn’t do business with Israel but doesn’t say why. I bet 99.99%+ of American companies have nothing to do with Israel in any way.

    • Edwin

      Anyone still thinking you live in a free democracy?

  • smkngman3

    “Israel Pays Palestinian Schools to Teach Zionist Curriculum”

    “You cannot condition the allocation of a budget by imposing the Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem, specifically in this area because it is an occupied area, and since 1967 it has maintained a political status quo in schools,” Sawsan Zaher, an attorney with Adalah, a legal centre for Arab minority rights in Israel, told Al Jazeera. “Based on international law, the local population has the right to maintain its regular way of life and the occupying power is not allowed to interfere in it unless there is a military necessity.”
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israel-Pays-Palestinian-Schools-to-Teach-Zionist-Curriculum-20160901-0007.html

    • Edwin

      Israel Pays Palestinian–> anything with money changing hands is commerce and it’s all good. (Look up capitalism in the dictionary.)

  • smkngman3

    “Coca-Cola Accused of Funding Colombian Death Squad”

    The cases against the companies will be heard in a transitional justice tribunal after the peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government is signed.

    Coca-Cola was accused of hiring hitmen from the AUC between 1990 and 2002 to kill at least 10 labor union leaders who were trying to organize Coca-Cola’s plants. U.K. oil company BP has also be taken to court for its funding of AUC, along with kidnapping and human rights abuses.

    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Coca-Cola-Accused-of-Funding-Colombian-Death-Squad-20160901-0005.html

    • Coca-Cola™ is a Columbian Death Squad.

    • 17

      I just ran across a story this morning that a shitload of coke was found at a coca-cola plant. Don’t remember where.

    • SmotPoker

      The website killercoke.org has a pretty comprehensive chronicle of the crimes of the Coca Cola Company.

  • s k

    Our mission is to create the environment that makes this impossible. That’s why we are starting now to plan the #NoLameDuck Uprising! Sign up now to be part of it and we’ll stay in touch with you about what we need to do. There will be actions in Washington, DC and across the country.

    The Lame Duck session takes place after the election and ends with the winter break in December. It is a time when some members of Congress have lost their seats but can still vote. The Lame Duck is often used to pass unpopular legislation. This year the Lame Duck runs from Nov 14 to 18 in DC, then members will be home for 10 days for Thanksgiving break and then they will be back in DC for the first three weeks of December, concluding on Dec. 16.

    http://www.flushthetpp.org/nolameduck/

  • smkngman3

    “SWAT Team Raids Unarmed Man’s Home and Kills Him Over Two Grams of Pot”

    A military-style raid took place at the home of Levonia Riggins, 22, by a SWAT team looking for “illegal narcotics.” Riggins, who had previously been arrested for cannabis possession with intent to sell, was subject to a month-long “drug investigation” before being gunned down in his home.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/swat-team-raid-kills-man-two-grams-pot/#zUZcjIfzBx7sOUAi.99

    • Edwin

      A house full of vodka, rum, gin, tequila and whiskey is fine, but a few doobies gets you a police state murder.

      • smkngman3

        Why have all that Storm Trooper gear if you don’t get to use it?

        • Edwin

          And imagine the nerve of some guy to get high, watch an old movie, and gorf down a few twinkies!! (then fall asleep)

      • smkngman3

        “Prescription Painkiller Deaths Drop 25% In States That Legalized Marijuana”

        For the study, researchers analyzed all deaths caused by opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2010 in the U.S. Then, they determined the association between medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic-related deaths using linear time-series regression models. The various models helped the researchers determine that in every state that legalized medical marijuana between the aforementioned years (a total of 13 states), there was a 25% reduction in deaths related to the overdose of legally prescribed painkillers.

        “The difference is quite striking,” said Colleen Barry, the study’s co-author and health policy researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, to Newsweek.

        http://www.mintpressnews.com/prescription-painkiller-deaths-drop-25-states-legalized-marijuana/220021/

      • s k

        I can’t think of two grams of anything that anyone should be killed for. That’s the real crime.

  • Edwin
  • smkngman3

    Foil hat on.

    Facebook payload meant to provide free internet on Israeli satellite loaded with….

    “Private Eyes: Internet Watchdog Exposes Israeli Tech Company’s ‘Government-Exclusive’ Spyware”

    The spyware, known as Pegasus, was created by the secretive cyber warfare firm NSO Group, one of the many high-tech startups that has emerged from Israel’s advanced military technology sector. These firms, and the hoards of veteran hackers they employ, offer cutting edge products to the internet security industry. But they also offer their clients — which include a host of totalitarian regimes and nanny states — the opportunity to intrude on the digital privacy of private citizens and engage in industrial espionage or illicit surveillance.

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/israels-nso-groupss-exports-government-exclusive-spy-tech/219990/

    • MsPythia

      Ah — thanks for posting this! Glad now that it exploded.

    • Edwin

      Paid for by the USA taxpayers. Didn’t Obama just give them a raise from the usual $3 billion a year?

    • towerofbabel

      It is now possible to have a dossier on every living human that has any interface with the global capitalist web.
      Look sharp!

  • s k

    I guess the Clinton foundation can turn a blind eye to a little misogyny when tens of millions are donated.

    What Is the Male Guardianship Policy?

    While there have been major gains for Saudi women in the past decades due to campaigns by women themselves and reforms implemented by the late King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia remains the most gender-segregated nation in the world. The discriminatory male guardianship system persists despite government pledges to abolish it. Under this system, a woman, no matter her age, is treated as a minor and must live under the supervision of a wali, or guardian. This is a legally recognized male — her father, husband, uncle, or some other male relative (even her son) — who must grant formal permission for most of the significant issues affecting her life. Some refer to this system as a form of gender apartheid.

    Women are not allowed to marry, obtain a passport, or travel without the permission of their guardians. Enrollment in education requires a guardian’s approval, although some universities are no longer requiring this. Employers often require male guardians to approve the hiring of females:http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37450-saudi-arabia-is-the-most-gender-segregated-nation-in-the-world

    • towerofbabel

      Hillary Clinton can go down there and talk to them about this since they are friends.

      • s k

        Like she told Wall Street to cut it out

      • MsPythia

        Oh, they’re more than just friends. Since giving 10-25 million to the Clinton Foundation, they’re now Very Special Partners of the Global Initiative™!

    • cathyx

      Let’s fix this by stripping off the women’s burkinis at the beach.

      • s k

        If someone wants to wear a parka on the beach, that’s cool with me.

    • 17

      If those women were truly interested in equality, they’d pool their money together and make a multi-million dollar donation to the foundation. THAT would get Hillary in their corner.

      • cathyx

        What makes you think they have their own money?

        • 17

          Well now that’s their problem. The foundation has rules.

  • smkngman3

    “Last US Cluster Bomb Maker Shuts Down, But the Munitions Still in Use Worldwide”

    Casualties from cluster bomb use in 2015 were recorded in Syria, Yemen, and Ukraine, while casualties from the remains of the weapons—which operate by splintering into mini-bombs, or “bomblets,” that can detonate long after a battle has ceased, much like landmines—were recorded in those three countries as well as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Chad, Lebanon, Laos, and the regions of Nagorno-Karabakh and Western Sahara.

    Of those casualties, the report found, 97 percent were civilians.

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/01/last-us-cluster-bomb-maker-shuts-down-munitions-still-use-worldwide

    • towerofbabel

      Don’t waste the ones we’ve got! There are lots of kids out there.

      • smkngman3

        As “President”, Hillary has promised to send them to the Saudis (as soon as their check clears(.

  • smkngman3

    NYT doing as it is told. Smear WikiLeaks.

    ‘How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West’s Secrets’ [http://archive.is/my52v]

    ONE line of truth.

    “American officials say Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks probably have no direct ties to Russian intelligence services.”
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sp2hsr

    • MsPythia

      It’s such bullshit what they’re doing. And it only proves that the Democrats are too dangerous to elect since they think nothing of doing this shit just to cover for Shilary’s dirt.

      • smkngman3

        Expect more of this crap with Hillary.

        “Clinton: Treat cyberattacks ‘like any other attack’

        “As president, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack,” the Democratic presidential nominee said. “We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses.”

        Clinton called for the U.S. to “lead the world in setting the rules in cyberspace.”

        “If America doesn’t, others will,” she said.

        http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/293970-clinton-treat-cyberattacks-like-any-other-attack

        • MsPythia

          Not at all surprised that Shillary wants to start some wars over people exposing her as a fucking monster. And they tell people to be afraid of Trump. It is to laugh.

  • smkngman3

    “HOW CLINTON AND US GOVERNMENT BENEFIT WHEN NEW YORK TIMES ATTACKS WIKILEAKS”

    Without any evidence whatsoever, the New York Times published a “special report” tying the operations of WikiLeaks to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Times reporters strongly suggested, “whether by conviction, convenience, or coincidence,” WikiLeaks’ document releases, along with statements by its editor-in-chief Julian Assange, have “often benefited Russia at the expense of the West.”

    This kind of journalism has historically been labeled yellow journalism. It is a crude exaggeration and distorting of reality aimed at sensationalism. Times reporters fuel a manufactured idea that somehow WikiLeaks is a Russian pawn of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the country’s new Cold War against the United States.

    https://shadowproof.com/2016/09/01/clinton-us-government-benefit-new-york-times-attacks-wikileaks/

  • s k

    I believe this when it happens-“next year”- after the election-LOL

    Apple boss expects to repatriate billions to the US next year

    Revelation that tech firm will pay deferred taxes to US Treasury follows Tim Cook’s previous refusal to support such a move: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/01/apple-boss-tim-cook-repatriate-billions-to-us-treasury-next-year?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+morning+briefing+2016&utm_term=188517&subid=19888495&CMP=ema_a-morning-briefing_b-morning-briefing_c-US_d-1

    • smkngman3

      The KEY line,

      “Cook’s surprise U-turn on repatriating foreign profits comes days after Apple was accused by competition regulators at the European commission of receiving state aid from Ireland.”

      Time to pay up!

      “EU hits Apple with $14.6 billion tax bill”

      http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/30/technology/apple-tax-eu-us-ireland/

  • smkngman3

    “HILLARY CLINTON TAKES MANTLE OF GEORGE W. BUSH, PROMISES REGIME CHANGE”

    On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton all but formally anointed herself heir to President George W. Bush, invoking Ronald Reagan before declaring her steadfast commitment to “American exceptionalism.”

    https://shadowproof.com/2016/09/01/hillary-clinton-takes-mantle-george-w-bush-promises-regime-change/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfm4unbyHV0

    • kreskin

      This thing is dangerous .

    • kreskin

      Dick Cheney in a pantsuit , a neocon’s dream come true .

      • MsPythia

        Indeed.

    • kreskin

      Exceptionally arrogant and full of crap .

    • s k

      I can’t watch that before dinner….or after dinner.

      • kreskin

        The still shot is enough .

  • smkngman3

    Right to privacy?

    “LEAKED CATALOGUE REVEALS A VAST ARRAY OF MILITARY SPY GEAR OFFERED TO U.S. POLICE”

    A confidential, 120-page catalogue of spy equipment, originating from British defense firm Cobham and circulated to U.S. law enforcement, touts gear that can intercept wireless calls and text messages, locate people via their mobile phones, and jam cellular communications in a particular area.

    The catalogue was obtained by The Intercept as part of a large trove of documents originating within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, where spokesperson Molly Best confirmed Cobham wares have been purchased but did not provide further information. The document provides a rare look at the wide range of electronic surveillance tactics used by police and militaries in the U.S. and abroad, offering equipment ranging from black boxes that can monitor an entire town’s cellular signals to microphones hidden in lighters and cameras hidden in trashcans. Markings date it to 2014.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/09/01/leaked-catalogue-reveals-a-vast-array-of-military-spy-gear-offered-to-u-s-police/

    • 17

      I don’t get why the intercept is so far behind the ball on this. This story is at least 2 weeks old.

  • Nancy

    just wondering…

    • MsPythia

      Hi Nance! 🙂

      • Nancy

        hey Ms!
        any ideas?
        😉

        • MsPythia

          Lots! Always! 😀

          • Nancy

            😉

        • MsPythia

          Oh, you meant about the bible and those names? Not a clue.

          • Nancy

            ha!

  • MsPythia

    Wow. New email info now out:
    Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug
    Band Sought Diplomatic Passport from Clinton State Department

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-new-abedin-emails-reveal-top-clinton-foundation-executive-doug-band-sought-diplomatic-passport-clinton-state-department/

    • smkngman3

      Just read that on twitter.

      Fox news is on it.

      • MsPythia

        Naturally!

        • smkngman3

          Seems I will have to start watching Fox to find some truth.

          Sure can’t find TRUTH on CNN or MSNBC.

          • MsPythia

            Or in the NYT or Washington Post.

          • Shohanna

            You know the world has gone to hell when FOX NEWS is telling the truth. O.o

          • s k

            It’s upside down now.

          • Shohanna

            Completely and I have no idea where we go from here. lol

            Reminds me of “So long and thanks for all the Fish!” quote.

            Name the book / author.

      • Nancy

        who ever thought that would put a smile on my face.

  • smkngman3
    • Nancy

      this…
      it’s only going to add to the outrage:

      • cathyx

        There’s that Nancy again, making me have to refresh.

        Freedom of speech.

        • Nancy

          funny how it’s only ok when people agree with it eh?
          I know cathy-I’d love to know how to fix that!

          • cathyx

            If the socks had a negative message about mother teresa, i’d say the same thing.

          • Nancy

            exactly…

          • cathyx

            Nancy, i have to refresh for everyone, most of the time, so it’s not just you.

          • Nancy

            yes, smokey seems to have it figured out-I never have to refresh for him…

          • Edwin

            Sometimes if you wait a minute before clicking post it comes. Sometimes if you click post and then re-open it by clicking edit it will come and then re-post. (Sometimes it just doesn’t work at all and people need to refresh.)

            As a courtesy to my readers that’s what I do. (All smug and self-satisfied at my computer; pats self on back.) ^.^

          • Nancy

            ha! I wait before I click post…
            careful you don’t break your arm!

          • Nancy

            I saw this and thought of our teachers here…lol…

          • Edwin

            I’m tellin’ ya… kids these days. Ain’t got no respect.

          • cathyx

            Oh Edwin, you’re such a God. fawn! sigh!

          • Nancy

            we are not worthy!
            lol…

          • cathyx

            I know Nancy. I can only hope that maybe once in a while Edwin recognizes my comments and throws an upvote my way.

          • Edwin

            ^_^

          • Edwin

            ^_-

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I was on an article this morning. one person thinks he should go to gitmo for wearing those socks lol.

        • Nancy

          he’s not afraid to lose his endorsements etc.
          …I love that point.

  • smkngman3

    Poll: Do you think Hillary (as President) will be a positive Role Model for girls.

    https://www.votocrat.com/3446?source=sharing

    • Nancy

      no…

      • MsPythia

        Nice!

        • Nancy

          hypocrisy is huge with Hillary and her fans.
          I would never want to raise a girl to think it was ok to be like her.

          • Edwin

            That pic is a classic. I saved it to my computer.

          • Nancy

            pretty much says it all…

    • s k

      Before or after they start a WLM(Women Lives Matter) movement?

    • MsPythia

      Hahaha! No one wants their daughter to be a warmonger and a liar!

  • smkngman3

    BREAKING: John Stossel To Hold Town Hall with Jill Stein

    Fox Business Network’s John Stossel, host of Stossel, will be holding a Green Party Town Hall with Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein, who is currently hovering around 3 percent in the polls, had her last town hall hosted by CNN. It is unknown how many viewers watched the Green Party Town Hall, though 1.6 million tuned in for the last CNN Libertarian Town Ha

    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/stossel-town-hall-jill-stein/#ixzz4J2sfjJax

    The town hall will take place on September 2oth at 5:45pm EST on Fox Business Network.

    • MsPythia

      I’m glad Jill is getting some attention, even if it is from Fox.

  • MsPythia

    Hillary Clinton, the Podesta Group and the Saudi Regime: A Fatal Ménage à Trois

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37449-hillary-clinton-the-podesta-group-and-the-saudi-regime-a-fatal-menage-a-trois

    • s k

      From the article:

      If I told you that Democratic Party lobbyist Tony Podesta, whose brother John Podesta chairs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is a registered foreign agent on the Saudi government’s payroll, you’d probably think I was a Trump-thumping conspiracy theorist. But it’s true.

      The lobby firm created by both Tony and John Podesta in 1988 receives $140,000 a month from the Saudi government, a government that beheads nonviolent dissidents, uses torture to extract forced confessions, doesn’t allow women to drive, and bombs schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods in neighboring Yemen.

      The Podesta Group’s March 2016 filing, required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, shows that Tony Podesta himself oversees the Saudi account. At the same time, Tony Podesta is also a top campaign contributor and bundler for Hillary Clinton. So while one brother runs the campaign, the other brother funds it with earnings that come, in part, from the Saudis.

      • MsPythia

        Right. She’s a monster and she surrounds herself with them too.

        • s k

          If the Clinton’s had an ounce of decency between them, they would have taken the $100 million plus and got the hell out of our faces.

          • cathyx

            That’s what i’ll never understand about the ultra rich. How much do you need? You can already go anywhere, do anything you want without having to ever lift a finger for the rest of your life, and that’s still not enough.

          • s k

            Greed is a disease that some people have no control over.

          • Edwin

            Power. They love the power. They love everyone kissing their asses.

  • Nancy

    https://www.facebook.com/actdottv/videos/514308318759739/
    Poor kids in East Chicago, Indiana can’t play outside their homes due to lead contamination — and government neglect.

    • MsPythia

      Terrible. 🙁

      • Nancy

        they knew this in 2014 after doing soil samples and did nothing!!!

        • MsPythia

          That’s criminal.

        • s k

          It’s disgusting, this has been on the local news for a while now.

          • Nancy

            unbelievable.

    • 17

      Governor Mike Pence, Vice Presidential candidate. Get used to this kinda shit.

      • Nancy

        jaw dropping…

  • MsPythia
    • Nancy

      is it wrong of me to be laughing?

      • MsPythia

        Not at all — I thought we could all use one! 🙂

        • Nancy

          should be a GIF.
          😉

          • MsPythia

            I’ll bet it already is! lol!

    • Edwin

      She looks very infirm… could be brain damage.

      • MsPythia

        It looks bad. Like her brain can’t make her legs do what she wants them to do.

        • Edwin

          I bet she forgets where she is and what she’s doing (and maybe who she is.)

          She was just wandering around the tarmac and went up some steps: Hey, what’s up here?

          That happened to Bill Clinton when he was wandering around the tarmac in Phoenix. He ran into Loretta Lynch at the airport and she was all, “Hey, Bill, ya want some lemonade? It’s hot outside. Come on up into my plane and set a spell.” Funny how stuff works.

          http://observer.com/2016/07/exclusive-security-source-details-bill-clinton-maneuver-to-meet-loretta-lynch/

          • MsPythia

            Hahaha!

    • Shohanna

      You can see her have a slight seizure as she is going up the stairs. Look how straight her right arm is, and her leg stiffens up.

  • Nancy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdx4xovh61s&feature=share
    Sane Progressive – Part 1 – Homeland Security Seeking Jurisdiction Over US Elections Through Critical Infrastructure Cause

  • Nancy

    https://youtu.be/YH_n6vswVJY
    Part 2: Department of Homeland Security Must NOT Get Jurisdiction Over US Elections

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Thanks 🙂

  • SmotPoker

    Almost harvest time. Just got home, and I smell like a cannabis plant…

    • smkngman3

      Looks like a Christmas tree.

      Look at all those presents.

    • Edwin

      YUM

    • MsPythia

      Wow! That’s beautiful!

      • SmotPoker

        Thanks. Yeah, I’ve always thought that the cannabis plant was a beautiful flower in her own right. Loving the trichomes glittering up all over the place. That’s where the medicine be located.

        • MsPythia

          You’re obviously a talented gardener. 🙂

    • s k

      Nice! When is the bud picking party, I am 5 minutes from the Michigan State line.

      • SmotPoker

        Looking like another couple of weeks, maybe sooner, I’m keeping my eye on them. I’ll have to run a flush cycle on them to eliminate any chemicals in them, and then it’s harvest time.

    • I hate you.

      Just kidding.

      /Mostly. 😉

    • towerofbabel

      Gosh that’s a pretty plant. What is it? Did you grow that at home?

    • Nancy

  • smkngman3

    “Your Tax Money Is Subsidizing Wall Street Bonuses”

    https: Section 162(m) was a well-intentioned effort by Bill Clinton to rein in executive pay by capping tax deductions for CEO salaries at $1 million. There’s a loophole in the language, however, that allows exemptions for stock options or any other pay that is considered “performance-based,” and that loophole has lead to explosive growth in various stock options and bonus payouts for executives—all subsidized by taxpayers. In effect, Section 162(m) created a legal process by which publicly held companies can lower their tax bills by boosting CEO pay, leaving taxpayers on the hook for the lavish salaries of corporate titans.
    //www.thenation.com/article/your-tax-money-is-subsidizing-wall-street-bonuses/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

  • smkngman3

    “State Dept. to Give AP All Clinton Schedules Before Election”

    The State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the detailed planning schedules from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October. It was an abrupt reversal from U.S. government lawyers’ warning last week that hundreds of pages would not be released until after the presidential election.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/state-dept-give-ap-clinton-schedules-election-41808987

    Perhaps I’m wrong but perhaps Hillarys drop in the polls caused the “unbiased” State Dept to rethink their position and release these rather harmless schedules?

  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3
  • smkngman3

    Who to believe? Watchdog groups or the Clintons?

    “Experts poke holes in Clinton Foundation’s promised donor ban”

    Watchdog groups are poking holes into former President Bill Clinton’s promise that his family’s foundation will stop taking foreign and corporate cash if his wife wins the presidency.

    They say it would be relatively easy for foreign governments or individuals to funnel cash into the foundation during a Hillary Clinton presidency without the American public ever learning of the foreign contributions — despite the former president’s promises outlined in an Aug. 22 open letter published on the Clinton Foundation’s website.

    Karen Hobert Flynn, the president of the non-partisan watchdog Common Cause, said there were “lots of different ways” that untraceable foreign money could reach the Clinton Foundation under the current broad terms of Bill Clinton’s promise.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/293955-experts-poke-holes-in-clinton-foundations-promised-foreign-donor-ban

    • MsPythia

      They didn’t stop what they were doing when she became Sec. Of State even though they claimed they would, so why would anyone trust them now?

      • smkngman3

        so why would anyone trust them EVER!

  • Edwin
  • smkngman3

    “Canadian teacher fights suspension after Palestine speech”

    Schools open again next Tuesday in Mississauga after the summer break.

    But Nadia Shoufani does not know if she will be back in class with her students in the Southern Ontario city, just outside Toronto.

    The elementary school teacher has been suspended for almost a month, as the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board investigates her over a speech supporting Palestinian rights that she gave at a rally in Toronto.

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/canadian-teacher-fights-suspension-after-palestine-speech?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=95e6d1dee1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-95e6d1dee1-299168441

  • Edwin
  • s k

    Joe Biden Dodges When Asked If Clinton Foundation Has Been ‘100% Ethical’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82KMsrAO54

  • R.I.P. Kacey Jones…

    https://youtu.be/MJBFDp8miEU

  • smkngman3

    “Mom Can’t Afford to Pay the Fine? Truants Go to Jail in US”

    Working-class families are facing punitive measures, including the incarceration of their children, when they can’t afford to pay juvenile court fees and fines, according to a groundbreaking report released by the Juvenile Law Center, JLC, Wednesday.

    In the first in-depth examination of the juvenile justice system in the United States, the JLC analyzed state laws throughout the country that impose juvenile court costs, fines, fees, or restitution on youth or their families. They concurrently looked at the connection between costs, recidivism and racial disparities within the system as well.

    There are more than 1 million youth who appear in the juvenile courts every year, and youth and families in every state can be required to pay juvenile court costs, fees, fines, or restitution. The costs for probation, mental health evaluations, and restitution payments, work to push poor children deeper into the system and working-class families deeper into debt, the report says.

    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Mom-Cant-Afford-to-Pay-the-Fine-Truants-Go-to-Jail-in-US-20160901-0018.html

  • SpiffyTheValiant

    Other than Hillary Clinton, Sarah Silverman, and Debbie Schultz, Joy Reid has to be the smuggest bitch that I’ve ever seen.

    • That’s some TV personality?

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Yeah on MSNBC.

        • So glad I no longer subject myself to those media organs, that I simply consider brainwashing machines!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Every time I get bored enough to turn on the tv and check, there’s just flabberghasting stupidity on display.

          • The data is behind a paywall, but that kind of stupidity has to be deliberate because it’s been demonstrated that when people watch television with certain types of emotional content, they unconsciously adopt the traits of the actors/figures expressing the emotions. This was a study of how people react to being views of shows like “Real Housewives” or “Honey BooBoo” or “Big Brother” style shows, but I’d bet dollars to donuts it works the same for the deliberate stupidity and extremism presents on such propaganda outlets. Essentially “programming” in the computer sense of the word.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            oh

          • This is but one reason why I avoid things like MSNBC, or the above mentioned kind of “entertainment” programming. 😀

    • s k

      They got rid of Melissa Harris-Perry, that would at least have on Amy Goodman and they kept that nightmare.

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        I never really like Melissa. She covered important stuff, but she was always just so boring to me. But at least she wasn’t some smug prick like Reid.

  • JESUS! I just read a Weather Advisory and it looked like it said “Alert: Aerial Flood Advisory!”

    Still a serious flood advisory, parts of the valley are receiving 2 inches//hour, already.

    • MsPythia

      Whoa – where are you Unka?

      • MsPythia

        Stay safe!

      • Phoenix.

        • MsPythia

          Do you get flash flooding where you live?

          • Um, yeah. More so, and more often than almost anyplace else in the country, during our “monsoon” season, which is now.

            That’s because while, in someplace like Missouri or Louisiana, 2″ in an hour might be bad, the ground would still absorb most of it. Here in Central AZ, the ground is too hard and dry to absorb much water, and most of it just runs off as flood waters.

    • Edwin

      Since you brought up about rain/flooding. This was rainy season a few years ago in Korea. (This year we just got the heat and very little rain.) It started raining one day and went like this for 29 days straight. Many people died that summer. The Han River, Seoul, was flooded over it’s regular size by about 5X. The 10-lane highways that run along the side of it were completely under water. The trees that line it were under water too.

      monsoon season in Asia.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_wUJaRk5vM

      • Welcome to every couple years, here in the Valley. The primary difference is such flood waters are almost completely gone the next day, unlike many areas, where they can stick around, our dry ground, while cause bad flooding, also carries it away (relatively) quickly.

        And below is what it looks like after the Valley’s municipal governments have spent hundreds of millions of dollars, over 20 years on flood control infrastructure.

        https://youtu.be/574uH_gByg4

        • Edwin

          I never imagined you get rain like that in Arizona. Here the danger is mudslides and towns being washed away. The summer of the vid I posted a dormitory got washed down the mountain and many people died.

  • 17

    ..

    • Not as long as you might think! G’night man.

  • smkngman3

    “Joe Biden quiets protester who said his friend died in Syria by saying ‘so did my son'”

    Biden gave a short explanation that maneuvers were taken near the northern Syrian town to bring special forces into the war-torn city.

    When the demonstrator continued speaking about how Shirley died, the vice president said, “So did my son.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/biden-son-protester-friend-died-article-1.2774926

    Sorry Joe, FUCK YOU!

    Your son spent one year as a JAG in Iraq, 2008-9.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      God I hate Biden soooooooo much.

      • smkngman3

        I used to believe Joe was the lesser evil, but not ant longer!

        • towerofbabel

          Me too.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          His racist guffaws and then his corruption pissed me off.

      • towerofbabel

        Selfish vain man.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Fucking morons

    To prevent Zika-infected mosquitoes from taking root in South Carolina, officials in Dorchester County gave the go-ahead to spray a powerful insecticide over the countryside. The effort resulted in the unexpected deaths of millions of bees at a time when these critical pollinators are struggling worldwide.

    As reported in the Washington Post, parts of Dorchester County were sprayed on Sunday morning with a common pesticide, called Naled, that kills mosquitoes on contact. Unfortunately, it does the exact same thing to bees. Normally, this pesticide is sprayed by trucks, but given the urgency surrounding Zika, county officials decided, in their infinite wisdom, to spray Naled from the air—something that had never been done before in South Carolina.

    The spraying commenced at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Local residents were warned prior via a newspaper announcement and a Facebook post the day before (the pesticide is not harmful to humans, but experts say contact should be avoided nonetheless). Effects of the spray were felt by the bees almost instantly.

    http://gizmodo.com/south-carolina-just-annihilated-millions-of-bees-by-acc-1786042200

    • towerofbabel

      Complete idiots.

      • smkngman3

        Stop being so kind.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    In a new study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, a research team from the University of California at Berkeley tout the benefits of food puzzles—gadgets that force cats to work for their food. These puzzles take advantage of the feline hunting instinct, fulfilling their ingrained desires. By “foraging” for food in this way, cats are more physically active, they experience reduced levels of stress, and they become less demanding of their owners.

    http://gizmodo.com/cats-are-happier-and-healthier-when-you-make-them-work-1786057743

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–PZzIerBk–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mublszxurmgmu2mtreil.jpg

    • MsPythia

      Aw – that’s adorable! Good evening Daniel!

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        <3

        • MsPythia

          Spiffycat! <3

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Hi 🙂

        • MsPythia

          Hope your back is feeling better today?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Sadly no. It takes a while. Lost control of my legs last week, fell down got some bruises. Got some control back but was’t walking very well which screwed up my back. Right now my feet are all twisted and not bending so that just adds to the aggravation.

            That’s what happens when your spinal chord was damaged by incompetent surgeons 🙁

            To change the subject, how are you doing Ms?

          • MsPythia

            Sorry to hear it Daniel- I hope it won’t take long to ease up. I’m doing well, thanks. <3

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Did you get to try the KFC recipe?

          • MsPythia

            Not yet — but I want to! 😀

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Are you going with the pressure cooker method? Sorry, saw some posts earlier today of people debating if that was necessary so it was on my mind.

          • MsPythia

            Nah — I’m not buying a pressure cooker just to make homemade KFC. I’ll do it the regular way, but I’ll make sure to check the oil temp with my thermometer before I put the pieces in, that way it should be nice and crispy.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Yum.

          • MsPythia

            I’m also going to use marjoram instead of oregano. I like fresh oregano, but the dried stuff always tastes bitter and harsh to me. Almost all the recipes I make that call for oregano I use that instead. It’s basically sweet oregano anyway.

    • Edwin

      Hi Daniel. Interesting. I often worry about stressed cats.

      http://www.catsaroundtheglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/sleepingcats7.jpg

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        Dat’s adorable.

        • MsPythia

          The kitty looks so comfy. 🙂

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Daw.

        Hi Edwin, I hope the weather is agreeable so far.

        • Edwin

          Today is picture perfect. Couldn’t ask for nicer.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Glad to hear 🙂

            So what’s this about going blue?

          • Edwin

            I was checking with my cheerleaders to see if they thought it was a good look. (I found it online the other day when I came across “hidden rainbow hair” and “pixelated hair.”)

            http://fivka.pl/file//2016/08/hidden-rainbow-hair-not-another-salon-carla-rinaldi-6-300×294.jpg

            http://i24.com.ua/data/files/2015/02/19/3-1116-506088.png

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            It would certainly be interesting, do we get to see the results if you do O.O?

            I can’t imagine some of those would be cheap to do though.

          • Edwin

            The hidden rainbow hair could give a lot of people a surprise on a windy day.

            (I don’t spend any time on my hair. Get it cut short, wash, done.)

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            You’re fabulous as is =^_^=

          • Edwin

            ^.^

          • notisaidthepig

            Wow. The rainbow hair is awesome. I don’t dye my hair though. It’s perfect the way it is. (so modest!)

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            lmao there is our pig

          • notisaidthepig

            I made it! It’s been hard this week. But tomorrow is Friday!!!!

          • Edwin

            I saw an upvote, upthread and was wondering when he would surface

          • notisaidthepig

            Only been here a few minutes. Such a sleuth!

          • Edwin
          • notisaidthepig

            Hurray!!!!

          • Edwin

            Such a good pig.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            You knew the rainbow hair would draw him out.

          • notisaidthepig

            It’s true. I’m pretty vain about my hair. Some think I shouldn’t be but I don’t listen to them. Oink!

          • Edwin

            I got lots of stuff to be vain about but I’m too modest to do so.

          • notisaidthepig

            LOL!

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            You are indeed 🙂

          • Edwin

            I agree.

          • notisaidthepig

            What? Have you seen my hair? Oh……there was that picture a while back. Do you remember it? So lustrous! 😉

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I have and indeed.

          • notisaidthepig

            Awww.

          • Edwin

            I saw. I remember. Long and lush.

          • notisaidthepig

            Awww.

          • MsPythia

            Piggie! Hi dearie.

          • notisaidthepig

            Hi, MsP! I trust all is well with you and yours???

          • MsPythia

            I love them both!

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      lmao he’s so focused.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Hola 🙂

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          <3

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            How are you doing?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            good ^^

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Glad to hear.

            About halfway done with The Mission, do I need to post a review to the site?

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            😉 I like reviews. but it’s optional of course. You don’t have to register to leave them. You can review as a guest. You just type whatever you want to say at the bottom of the chapter in the big white box. You an sign them toad or daniel, so i know it’s you and not a random guest person ^^

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            k.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            XD

            *Daniel thinking to himself, hmm how can I respond to this with the least amount of effort, so I can conserve energy for world domination? AH HA! i shall type k*

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Well it would be a simple k but disqus won’t accept single characters. I actually do respond that way irl.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            And you call me lazy, harrumph. <3

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            <3 well just because you're lazy, doesn't mean I'm not. 😉

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            I’ve noticed 😉

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            🙂

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Hugs.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            *hugs back*

    • Annaleigh

      Oh boy. I need to get Joey one of those, she’s turning into a bottomless pit in her old age. I wake up at 3 am to go to the bathroom and she’s wanting me to go into the kitchen instead to feed her.

  • smkngman3

    I posted a link to the NYT story earlier.

    ‘Conspiracy, not journalism’: WikiLeaks blasts NYT story on ‘Russian intel’ behind DNC hack”

    WikiLeaks has dismissed a wordy article by the New York Times suggesting that leaks by founder Julian Assange may have benefited Moscow or come from “Russian intelligence.” The claims are “false” and “impute conspiracy,” the website states.

    The article, published in the New York Times on Thursday, claimed that “the agendas of WikiLeaks and the Kremlin have often dovetailed,” and that the majority of Julian Assange’s revelations had an anti-American and slightly pro-Russia bias.

    Without citing reliable proof, the newspaper went on to speculate that Assange could have received Democratic Party documents – leaked earlier this year – from Russian intelligence.

    https://www.rt.com/news/357907-assange-nyt-article-russia/

    WikiLeaks ✔ @wikileaks

    Response to New York Times article on WikiLeaks

    Read: http://tl.gd/n_1sp2gj0

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Collusion more like it, also propaganda.

    • MsPythia

      Good for him – he sounds pissed.

    • Blue Basilisk

      The red baiting is as transparent as the Cold War ghosts they’re trying to conjure.

  • Nancy

    FFS…

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      MJ can mellow you out, other stuff just amps the paranoia which means more gun sales with whatever that results in.

      • Nancy

        exactly. make no wonder they want to keep it illegal.

    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Actually if people had marijuana, they’d probably feel less panicky and not need as many guns.

      • Nancy

        can’t have that now, can we!
        NRA! NRA! NRA!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          lol

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Well we gotta keep our corporate citizens in mind, they are just so precious.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

    • smkngman3
      • Nancy

        fuckers.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Hillary and Debbie approve this message.

        • notisaidthepig

          These people are disgusting human beings. Truly.

  • smkngman3

    Turkeys land grab begins!

    “Turkish forces ‘liberated’ 400 sq. km of Syrian land – Erdogan”

    Turkish forces crossed into Syria on August 24, under the pretext of targeting Islamic State positions along the border. As IS fighters melted away, however, Turkish troops involved in ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’ clashed with the Kurdish YPG militia, part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
    ]https://www.rt.com/news/357947-erdogan-liberated-syria-land/

    Just as Israel did with the Golan Heights.

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      I love how they misuse the word liberation.

      • towerofbabel

        No. It’s like liberating something from the convenience store.

  • Nancy

    she said it perfectly…

    • notisaidthepig

      That is brilliant. And that’s what you get for being condescending, Andrea.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Probably a Hillbot or a right winger, I know I know same thing.

        • notisaidthepig

          Yep.

      • Nancy

        evening!
        isn’t it perfect. it’s all unravelling-I am liking it!
        a ways to go for sure, but this puts a smile on my face!

        • notisaidthepig

          These people, if they aren’t paid Hillbots, are so fucking dumb and pathetic. They need to be metaphorically slapped upside the fucking head.

          • Nancy

            are there enough hands?

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Not metaphorically, daily.

    • MsPythia

      It’s amazing how many people get out of the military, and their politics take a sharp turn to the left. I’ve noticed this many times. Some people become insufferable blowhards of course, but many others have had their eyes opened by being in the military and come out with a completely changed outlook.

      • Nancy

        I can’t imagine how awful that would be-to know you were just used as fodder for these assholes.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          It’s a big betrayal.

          • Nancy

            imagine the impact that would have on a person. the anger and rage would be off the charts.

          • notisaidthepig

            Then they give veterans lip service but don’t support them when they need, for example, medical help.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Or increase their pay so they don’t fall to predatory lenders.

          • MsPythia

            Or make sure they have access to free mental health services since there are now more veterans of their wars who have committed suicide than have died fighting.

          • Nancy

            oh, that is just awful…

          • notisaidthepig

            I heard that the other day. It’s so sad.

          • Nancy

            it is heart shredding how they treat the vets and these politicians should be jailed for it.

          • notisaidthepig

            But it’s the progressives that hate America.

          • Nancy

            well now I am pissed off, again.
            lol, time to watch some Netflix!

          • MsPythia

            <3 Enjoy!

          • Dosido3

            McCain is the champ in this department.

        • MsPythia

          I know. And that they cynically used your naive patriotism against you.

          • Nancy

            yup.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            And then use you as a prop for their photo ops.

          • MsPythia

            Right — and like to call up the “sacrifices” these people have made, and then screw them over on their healthcare, and on the fact that economically they and their families are often put through sheer hell.

            I honestly don’t know how politicians keep getting away with this shit!

    • smkngman3

      What he said…………

      “You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?”

      Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/clinton-kaepernick-interview-media/#ZcZKpRYacakvJfmU.99

      • Nancy

        excellent…
        this is beyond ridiculous…WTF is going on in this country?

      • MsPythia

        I want to read that. But I can answer that last question: an oligarchy of the 1%.

      • Edwin

        This is the big coup they’re making to look like an election.

        • MsPythia

          I agree Edwin. And it’s giving me the creeps hearing them trying so desperately to fool everyone.

  • notisaidthepig

    This is from a couple of weeks ago but I needed a pick-me-upper and decided to watch it again. It did the trick! LOVE the outrage.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2JQXszJyPM

    • notisaidthepig
      • SpiffyTheValiant

        The expression on Chris Haye’s face is priceless.

        • notisaidthepig

          A sell out.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yup

        • lindajoyous

          Hi Spiffy, how are you? 🙂

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        What liberal elites? They keep marginalizing us and calling us cooks.

        • notisaidthepig

          Good point. These are not liberals. They are neoliberals. Big difference. AND they certainly aren’t progressives. It’s quite glaring nowadays when you compare them to say the Green Party. The gap between them and Stein is a CHASM.

    • Edwin

      This pair of videos is awesome. So wish I could stick them on C&L over and over again. (you know I would)

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

        Yes grins.

        But seriously, you do post insightful comments so I appreciate reading you 🙂

        • Edwin

          ..

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            😀

      • notisaidthepig

        I can’t get enough of these two. I hope idiots Jane Walsh and Chris Haynes watched them too as Jimmy tore them a new one. Oink!

        • Edwin

          Jimmy is always rocking it. I saw one of the threads at C&L and they were chatting about how much they dislike Jimmy.

          If I weren’t banned– 24/7, every Jimmy video.

          • notisaidthepig

            The truth hurts (as they say).

          • Edwin

            I bet Karoli wants to be just like Joan Walsh, but she’s too much of a (LYING) douchebag.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            And an idiot.

          • Edwin

            Smelley had another thread up the other day. I left it alone because it was about wolves, but she is obviously in the fold. C&L has no integrity. She is a horrible horrible woman.

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            The quality of what little writing they did has taken a nosedive. It’s just so incredibly stupid.

          • Edwin

            It was never that good to begin with. I hung out there because I liked the community. I was never a pro-dem psychophant. That’s what they do there bash Rs and cheer Ds. (It was boring most days.)

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            True, I just meant that it’s gotten worse from what low standards they had.

            Agree on the community as well.

          • Edwin

            Karoli in charge. Anyone surprised?!?

          • lindajoyous

            Edwin, that gal that is doing the Butterball commercial kinda looks like Karoli. Hope it’s ok to post this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSh2megEuCM

          • Edwin

            Without their community they’re nothing.

            It was originally a Vlog. It’s not even that now. It’s a re-post site and a place to post the propaganda feed Brock sends to Karoli every morning.

          • notisaidthepig

            Yep.

          • notisaidthepig

            Ugh. Walsh makes me sick. It’s like Jimmy says on the video: Walsh calls herself a feminist and trolls other feminists online because they (the other feminists) think that wars adversely impact women. The epitome of white privilege.

          • lindajoyous

            Hi Edwin, good to see you!

          • Edwin

            Hi, Linda. Where ya bin?

          • lindajoyous

            Not feeling good, busy spent some of my inheritance money!

          • Edwin

            I hope you feel better soon.

          • lindajoyous

            Thank you Edwin!

          • Edwin

            ^_^

          • lindajoyous

            🙂

  • notisaidthepig
  • Nancy

    Shaun King-
    THANK YOU to Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Jeremy Lane for joining Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in their silent protest tonight.

    Deeply inspiring.

    • notisaidthepig

      Oh, I haven’t checked out King in a while. Love him.

      • Nancy

        yes…he generally nails it!

      • MsPythia

        Me too — do you follow his Twitter feed? He’s doing great things with it today!

        • notisaidthepig

          No. I’ve never been to it. Let me go there now….

          • MsPythia

            Follow him — he always knocks it out of the park!

          • notisaidthepig

            Yeah, just checked it out. It’s good!

        • notisaidthepig

          Wouldn’t it be great if this just snowballed with more and more players protesting? Football is a racket in this country and what affects football GETS attention. We need this to happen this year.

          • MsPythia

            Yes! That would be so epic!

    • Dosido3

      There were some awesome tweets calling out the ridiculous hypocrisy of shaming kaepernick for this but honoring pedophile enabler Joe Paterno this weekend.

  • Nancy

    well lovely people-I will wish you all good night and get into some Netflix! hope you have a great evening xo!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      Enjoy. Take care.

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Toad, good to see you!

    • notisaidthepig

      Good night. Enjoy!

    • MsPythia

      Good night Nancy! 🙂

      • lindajoyous

        Hi MsPythia, how are you? 🙂

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          hey 🙂

          • lindajoyous

            Good to see the spiffy! 🙂

    • Edwin

      Good night, Sweetie pie (or whatever my pet name for you is.) ^_^

    • smkngman3

      Later Nancy.

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Smkngman3!

        • smkngman3

          Nice to see you.

          Been lurking?.

          • lindajoyous

            Not feeling great. out of hibernation now! Good to see you and yes was lurking!

    • lindajoyous

      Hi and goodnight Nancy! Hope you have a great evening too! 🙂

  • notisaidthepig

    Less than 8K signatures away from 100K. Think about that for a moment. We are nearly at 100K. Good job, people!

    http://www.jill2016.com/openthedebatespetition

    • lindajoyous

      Hi Noti, signed!

      • notisaidthepig

        Hi, Linda! Thank you so much. Every little bit helps. I hope you have had a good week. And, hey, it’s Friday tomorrow. Oink!

        • lindajoyous

          Thanks, pretty good if I can shake these allergies. Everyday is Friday for me lol! Great to see you! 🙂

          • notisaidthepig

            Oh, feel better, Linda!

          • lindajoyous

            It’s the darn cough, bought some cough medicine and it is helping. Thank you Noti!

  • smkngman3
    • MsPythia

      Seriously. Great meme Smokey.

  • notisaidthepig
    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      They do take the minority vote for granted while pushing the same racist policies but with more subtle racist language.

      • notisaidthepig

        It time to call them on it. HARD.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Yes!

        • MsPythia

          They can’t hide any longer. Wikileaks has been ripping off the mask. We owe Assange a lot for doing this. I consider him a true hero — and I expect that years from now he’ll be called up as the brave truth teller that he is.

          • notisaidthepig

            I’m so eager to see what he will release next. I know nothing can topple $hillary at this point BUT I want to keep exposing how rigged the system is so that normal everyday people can keep turning away from the Dems. They don’t deserve our votes. Ever.

          • MsPythia

            Did you hear that she slipped below Trump in one of the polls? She’s lost all her convention bounce, and even though she’s in hiding because the more she talks the more people dislike her, she’s still slipping in favorabilty ratings. Imagine if Bernie had been allowed to win how much better things would have been? I agree, they don’t deserve our votes, or our respect, ever.

          • notisaidthepig

            I did hear that about her favorability numbers. Is anyone here surprised? Isn’t that what we said would happen? Oh, right. We’re “crazy.”

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            And if she “wins”, Congress will keep obstructing her and investigating her.

          • notisaidthepig

            Are you sure? Isn’t she suppose to get things done. Admittedly, it’s small things. Very small and incremental things. (fucking idiots)

          • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

            Well small things like putting us on the wrong side of WW3.

          • MsPythia

            Oh, she’ll get some big things done. Like starting more wars and passing the TPP, and some sort of Keystone-like pipelines and other horrendous stuff.

          • notisaidthepig

            Sigh. You have a point. What about getting the progressive stuff done? Oh, right. No.

          • MsPythia

            That was just to compete with Bernie. She never means a word she says when it comes to progressive campaign talk, you just have to look at what she says and does when she was not running for office.

          • notisaidthepig

            Yep. And, methinks, the peeps are starting to take notice.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            People know she’s hiding now. That doesn’t work well for her, even with trump stepping on every political landmine he can.

          • notisaidthepig

            Stein and Johnson HAVE to keep hammering about opening the debates. It will add to the narrative that $hillary is “afraid.” Mind you, there’s no way in hell they are going to allow Jill and Gary on that debate stage.

          • MsPythia

            I think they’re already lying their asses off about the support that Stein and Johnson are actually getting. They have to keep it below 15%, because the Dems/Repubs will not allow any other voices to be heard but Shillz/Clownald

          • notisaidthepig

            Yeah, Stein was up to 7% (a number she likes to quote) and this was a while back, maybe a month. And now all I hear is that she is at 4%. Sounds fishy to me. She’s had the CNN town hall and many other media appearances. I think they are polling only certain voters if not outright lying and rigging the results. Of course, the latter is more likely.

          • MsPythia

            Yup. I’ll bet she’s way above 15% now.

          • notisaidthepig

            RealClearPolitics has Stein’s average at 3.2 which just seems wrong.

          • notisaidthepig
          • notisaidthepig

            They don’t include millennials because, last I heard, those numbers were already above the 15% threshold.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            It depends. If she’s polling really low with all other age groups, it could average out.

            16% of millenials is super low to me. she is the only one that is cartering to us.

          • MsPythia

            18-34 is a whole lot of voters!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            yeah. but we are probably automatically disqualified from the likely camp.

          • MsPythia

            Just like they ignored Berners when Bernie was still running, they’re ignoring all of us who switched to Jill after he dropped out — and there’s a ton of us all over the internet. They want to act like we don’t exist, because to them we don’t, and they don’t count our votes, or make it impossible for us to vote anyway.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Perhaps they are only polling “likely” voters.

          • notisaidthepig

            That’s exactly what they are doing or only polling older voters.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Much like how “90%” of Bernie voters will vote for Hillary. (CAuse they only list Hillary vs Trump.)

          • MsPythia

            That was hilarious!

          • SpiffyTheValiant
          • SpiffyTheValiant

            I hope that Jill and Gary show up together with a huge banner. They only need to get on camera for 0.1 seconds to get that headline lol.

          • notisaidthepig

            I heard Jill speak the other day and she says they have several strategies in place for the debates but definitely she is going to show up again and try to crash.

          • Blue Basilisk

            Just imagine what’s going to happen to her numbers when she has to drag herself out into the sun for the last leg of the election.

  • notisaidthepig
  • notisaidthepig

    Let’s show up and support Stein if you are in the area. We need bigger crowds!

    https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/771453032198463490

  • smkngman3
    • MsPythia

      The Democrats (and the media who serve them) are making total fools of themselves with this absurd Cold War horseshit.

  • notisaidthepig
    • SpiffyTheValiant

      Wait there are greens running for congress?!

      but that can’t be true. Hillarybots have said at LEAST a billion times that Green Partiers only pop out every four years to run for president and they haven’t paid their dues. They’ll take them seriously when they start running at the local and state level.

      • all_hail_the_hypno_toad
        • SpiffyTheValiant

          o.o it’s a picture of hillary.

          • notisaidthepig

            LOL!

          • MsPythia

            Little too lean though…

          • notisaidthepig

            Yep.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            Her evilness is consuming her from the inside out.

          • notisaidthepig

            It can’t consume her fast enough as far as I’m concerned!

      • notisaidthepig

        Hold onto your seat. The Hillbots are wrong about the Greens. Oink!

        • SpiffyTheValiant

          o.o you don’t say?

          • notisaidthepig

            Oink!

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            You pulling my chain. Are you trying to cast aspersions on their asparagus?

          • notisaidthepig

            You funny.

          • SpiffyTheValiant

            ty

  • smkngman3
    • notisaidthepig

      This is so good!

      • Dosido3

        Have you seen the article on vox saying hill will be a “prudent war hawk”? I kid you not.

        • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

          Like a prudent serial killer?

          • MsPythia

            Exactly. It’s an oxymoron.

        • notisaidthepig

          Happily I haven’t. But know I know. Sigh.

        • MsPythia

          Good Evening Dosi — is this the (gag worthy) one?

          http://www.vox.com/2016/8/9/12401150/hillary-clinton-foreign-policy-war-hawk

          • Dosido3

            That’s the one! So reassuring she didn’t want to bomb the Chinese.

          • MsPythia

            That’s a cRaZy article from start to finish. Vox has been Correcting the Record like crazed Shillbots for a long time now!

          • Dosido3

            She really is our own Dear Leader.

          • MsPythia

            LOL!
            (refresh for an image)
            http://i.imgur.com/h7VQhl4.png

  • notisaidthepig
  • notisaidthepig

    Confirmed. On the ballot in 40 states now. Look at what we can accomplish!

    • lindajoyous

      Yay!

      • notisaidthepig

        I just wish my own state of NV was green!

        • lindajoyous

          I wish too, but it seems like Jills popularity is growing!

  • Edwin

    963 comments

    OV posting away all by himself again today. No upvotes, no replies to good morning and good evening posts. No replies to anything. Ricki and Neb AWOL.

    Now, is that any way to run a blog? Honestly!! I think they need to go to blogging school.

    • smkngman3

      I really can’t understand that.

      • Edwin

        It was only ever a vehicle to rope us in, play games with us and abuse us. Like a spider’s web.

        • MsPythia

          I concur. How sick is that?!

          • Edwin

            They’re twisted fucks.

        • smkngman3

          I meant OV posting to himself.

          • MsPythia

            I think OV is Neb.

          • Dosido3

            Me too. Thought that from the start…

          • MsPythia

            Did you? I only started thinking that when he came over here and then had no opinion over what had happened.

          • Dosido3

            He just carried on and didn’t miss any of the huge crowd that had left. Just kept posting away.

          • MsPythia

            Yes, it’s very disturbing to say the least. And it’s not just a few, it’s huge numbers of posts that no one reads!

          • Ann Watson

            I don’t know who OV is but his posts seem quite thoughtful and informative.
            I think perhaps he’s just trying to keep the site open until the hosts decide what to do with it.
            Ricki and Neb are back and talking to him, as I said to Edwin, I will try to have a chat with them if I can and see whether they have made any decisions yet.

          • FaunaAndFlora

            Hello Ann. Hope you are well. You seem to be a very kind person, and I can understand wanting to give people the benefit of doubt, however please take the time to read this thread and all the comments before you have that chat. Ricki has a long of history of harassing and stalking people. Not sure what Neb gets out of this, but he seems to enjoy covering for her.

            http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-banned-room-just-sent-me-this-pile.html

          • Ann Watson

            Hi, FaunaAndFlora, I am very well thank you, I hope you are too.
            Thank you again for Tom Waits Black Wings, I love it.
            I will check out your link, I already know that there is some bad blood between a number of people who used to be friends at HuffPo. From an outsiders point of view, I think it is very sad that people who were once close have undergone such an acrimonious split. I have come to know many of the people involved individually and have had no problem with any of them personally, which makes it very difficult for me to work out what is really going on.
            I will say that I will only get involved with those who appear to be at the centre of the storm if and to what extent I think I may be able to help mitigate any further damage and hurt and encourage people to let go and move on, otherwise I will not involve myself further and will leave everyone to sort themselves out.
            Thank you for taking the time and trouble to talk to me.

          • FaunaAndFlora

            I understand where you’re coming from. I’m not one of those that have been in the center (centre) of this storm. Mostly, I’ve just been an observer, only jumping in when I think someone might appreciate a warning. I even gave Ricki the benefit of the doubt when she was first banned at Canukistan. Sadly, it didn’t take long for Ricki to show her true nature and for me to decide the banning was justified.

            Take care, Ann. See you around. 🙂

          • Ann Watson

            You too, and again thank you. ; )

    • That’s not a blog, it’s a tubmlr, which is to a blog, what your mom’s photo album is to a newspaper.

      • lindajoyous

        Hi Unka, how are you? Good to see you!

        • I’m OK. Had a bit of an eye infection over the weekend, which is thankfully gone. First time I’ve had one, so any worry was offset by the novelty of the experience. LOL. Other than that, planning some additions to the blog, big suprises, and just still looking for work (clients or a office gig.)

          Hope you’re doing well!

          • lindajoyous

            Glad your eye is getting better, I had one of those styes years ago! Cool can’t wait to see! Doing better, darn allergies and cough! Got to spend some of my inheritance money woo hoo!

          • notisaidthepig

            So sorry to hear you were not well, Unka. But glad you have recovered. Good luck finding work. I know it’s not easy these days. And can’t wait to see what the surprises are!

          • MsPythia

            I love surprises! 😀

        • MsPythia

          Hi Linda! Good to see you!

          • lindajoyous

            Good to see you too MsPythyia! 🙂

          • MsPythia

            <3! Give your cute little doggie a hug from me! 😀

          • lindajoyous

            Thank you I will, he now has a heart murmur, having trouble jumping up on the couch and bed, so I pick him up and put him on it to give him his insulin shot! 🙂

          • MsPythia

            Aw! would it help if he had one of those little sets of dog stairs to climb up? we used one of those with our dog when his arthritis in his back legs started getting bad, otherwise he would sit by the bed and paw you awake in the middle of the night to help him up!

          • lindajoyous

            Yes it would my room is so small. we had one but it got broken! The vet said it could be his muscles and also losing his eye sight! 🙂

          • MsPythia

            So sorry to hear that Linda! <3

          • lindajoyous

            Thanks, other than that he is doing good! 🙂

          • MsPythia

            I know how it is when they start getting older, these things start happening, and you just have to roll with it. He’s lucky to have such a caring mom who loves him like you do.

          • lindajoyous

            Thanks, I also took care of my dads dog after he passed away, his dog got real bad and had to be put down!

          • MsPythia

            It heartbreaking when it gets like that. <3 & (((hugs)))

          • lindajoyous

            Thanks, (((hugs))) back! 🙂

      • Edwin

        It was a trap.

      • Dosido3

        It was a lifeboat until the captain and first mate plunged their knives into the floaties.

        • MsPythia

          😀

    • Ann Watson

      Ricki and Neb are back and talking to OV.
      I will try to find out how they are if I get the chance, and perhaps what plans they may have.
      Wish me luck. ; )

      • Edwin

        I don’t care how they are. They are dishonest freaks who misled me, lied to me, lied about me, stalked me and abused me. I just keep tabs on the freak show.

        Anyway, good luck.

        • Ann Watson

          I am sorry to hear that, I’m glad you’ve now found somewhere safe and welcoming amongst people who care for you.

          Thank you for the well wishes.

          • Edwin

            Not to worry. I always hang out with people who care for me. Unfortunately it always seems a douchebag, or a few douchebags, come along to fuck it up for everyone else.

            I don’t give a flying fuck what happens to psychos Ricki and Neb. Fuck them. Assholes!!!!!!

          • notisaidthepig
          • notisaidthepig

            Sorry. This came to mind and I HAD to share. Oink!

          • Which made me think of..

            https://youtu.be/GctTzHyX4O0

            Which of course, leads to this:

            https://youtu.be/UIaySQMXGEc

          • Ann Watson

            It’s the curse of the net, it’s a great place to meet people of all kinds, the drawback is you meet people of all kinds. ; )

            Keep safe and well.

          • Edwin

            Those two are bad news. Keep away from them if you know what’s good for you. They threatened to get the Korean police after me. Shows you how their minds work: how can we fuck over Edwin?

            That was after the stalking, gaslighting, lying, etc.

          • Ann Watson

            Threats are not acceptable at any time from anyone, nor intimidation or harassment.
            Anyone who does so is not just breaking the TOS rules but also breaking the law.

  • smkngman3
    • Edwin

      precision bombing – surgical bombing– the good kind

      • Blue Basilisk

        They’d prefer carpet boming. Kill ’em all, let God take care of the rest.

        • Edwin

          they do precision carpet bombing now — who knew??

  • notisaidthepig

    A pig is fading. Good night, my friends. Tomorrow is Friday. Oink!

    • lindajoyous

      Goodnight and sleep well!

    • Edwin

      Good night.

    • MsPythia

      Good Night dear Piggums — see you soon!

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      G’night 🙂

  • (painkillers kicking in… Time for Nap…)

    Being chosen as this month’s Miss August is an honor I’ll remember as long as I can…
    https://youtu.be/4Ol4oWChjzk

    • MsPythia

      Congrats on the honor Unka! 😀

  • Dosido3

    Greens urge Clinton to blacklist Colorado governor
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/john-hickenlooper-hillary-clinton-227660

  • MsPythia
    • Edwin

      Did she really dress/look like that or is it photo-shopped?

      • MsPythia

        I think that’s for real.

        • Edwin

          yikes

    • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

      They get 90+% of the vote.

    • Annaleigh

      That suit makes her look like Dr. Evil. Is she going to use frickin lazer beams on innocent people too?
      https://cdn.meme.am/instances/64302592.jpg

      • SpiffyTheValiant

        The PC term is drone strike.

  • all_hail_the_hypno_toad

    Going to call it a night, need to get up early for work then catch a train 🙂 Good night everyone.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/33/90/8f/33908f38f8f7b2f7a75df2534399c5bf.jpg

    • MsPythia

      Good Night Daniel! Sleep well!
      I’m out too. See you all soon!

    • Edwin

      Good night, Daniel. See you tomorrow.

  • Annaleigh

    Sharing this video from my favorite unsolved mysteries/horror YouTuber Rob Dyke from last year, because the first case is local (the security camera footage are the Florida clowns, the still photos are local Kern County (California) clowns. Rob wraps up the clown segment saying you never know when the clowns will turn up again…well, the California clowns at least are now showing up again. Not good. That armed clown Rob mentions along with a shooting last year meant it seemed like the kids wouldn’t be able to enjoy last Halloween. Thankfully everyone was safe and I put on one hell of a Halloween potlach for the trailer park kids like I was determined to do. It makes me sad that some people take otherwise innocent or enjoyable things here (the clowns in CA started out as an art project in Wasco, copycats were the ones acting badly) and ruin them:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyPkDP3xXRY

    • notisaidthepig

      Yikes!

    • My Take:

      #!; “The clowns remain a mystery.” … “The project produced by Rangle photography” Only thing strange is how that’s supposed to be strange.

      #2: Not Strange, old news and funny. Nothing strange, just funny. And, we know who probably did it. Nothing strange about electronic pranksters, especially in the 80s.

      #3: People break down. It’s sad, but not all that strange or mysterious. If the kid was texting paranoid things to his parents, then it’s not like there wasn’t warning signs. And in these cases, people disappear. Look at Margot Kidder, who disappeared for years, due to a mental break.

      • The_Fixer

        Only in here for a blip and then I’m gone.

        On #2, it’s clear that someone (or someones) with access to some kind of broadcast facility did it. Amateurs clearly did not have the access to what it would take to do that, even enthusiasts with a lot of disposable income. STLs – Studio-To-Transmitter linking systems used point-to-point, line of sight microwave transmitter/receiver systems between their studio and transmitter sites. Most still do.

        Because of the line-of-sight nature of microwave radio signal propagation, one would have to come between the studio and transmitter in order to “capture” the receiver at the transmitter site. This is very tough to do. In order to capture the receiver, it would also have to be a very strong signal.The interfering signal would absolutely had to have come from a broadcast facility. I suspect an auxiliary STL transmitter was used at one of the TV studio locations.

        At the time, just about all of the Chicago TV transmitters were located on what was then Sears Tower. It would have been a pretty trivial matter to put an auxiliary STL transmitter on air and capture the receivers at the Sears tower, as long as it were at or near line-of-sight to both WGN and WTTW’s microwave receiver antennae. I am up for wagering that if one did an analysis of locations of studios at the time, you could narrow it down to a few locations. So, it’s not a total mystery.

        On #3 – I agree, he may have had some sort of mental health issue crop up. Note that while he was frantically running, one thing sticks out like a sore thumb – nobody was chasing him.

        • This was the 80s. Things were a bit different then, broadcast facilities were much more primitive and certainly not needed to hack the signal between a broadcast facility and their transmitter (radio or TV), they’d have needed just a transmitter that was powerful enough to override the station’s signal to their tower, when said transmitter was closer to the tower than the station.

          If you read the link to Reddit in my post, you’ll see how thing were technically much simpler to hack, back then.

          I may even *cough* *cough* have some personal knowledge about such things. Buit that wouldn’t be smart to talk about. 😀

  • Shohanna

    Good Morning peeps! Wow that was an awful 2 weeks. I dunno if I am on the schedule quite yet. But it was certainly a drag going around the clock. AND in a week it possibly will happen again! YAY for Menopause! Not. Girls you don’t want it. /sigh

    I have so much to do, piled up over the last weeks. I have to get a “fasting” blood work done. (not looking forward to that!) I have to call a few doctors and find a new gastro! (Still) and I have to get a new nephrology. Wonderful. I have to make sure my daughter calls a few places. We have to have a lawyer meeting. (not talking about it. too sensitive, but it’s fine really.)

    How is everyone else today!?

    • notisaidthepig

      Wow, Sho. Sounds like you will be busy. Here’s hoping it all works out better than you could have hoped. Fingers crossed!

      • Shohanna

        Hehe thanks Noti!! 😀

  • cathyx

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/771688959625850881

    He’s talking about Brazil, but he might as well be talking about the US.

    • notisaidthepig

      Honestly, there seem little difference.

      • cathyx

        I think we’re going to see this happening more and more around the globe as the elites continue their quest for total domination.

    • Edwin

      In America, first they crushed Occupy, then they made reality tv “election” 2016; the coup. Same thing, different order.

      • pfff. The coup happened in 2000.

        • Edwin

          Or earlier. 2000 they stopped trying to hide it.

          • No, not earlier. No hiding it. This is not “Paranoid Conspiracy Land.” You can find that over at http://www.redstate.com. LOL

            The coup happened as soon as conditions were right, and that wasn’t until after Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996 decimated what was left of an independent, responsible media in the US. The destruction of public education, the jobs base, etc. took roughly the 25 years preceeding that.

            Can’t have a successful coup, if conditions aren’t right.

  • notisaidthepig

    Amusing? I hate Buchanan but I have to admit this article made me smile. If we have a fair election, it’s entirely possible that Trump will take the whole shebang.

    Conquistador Trump
    Pat Buchanan: Gnashing of teeth at New York Times testifies to candidate’s triumph
    http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/conquistador-trump/

  • cathyx

    Henry Kissinger and George Shultz Mull Hillary Clinton Endorsement

    A Clinton spokesperson told Politico that her campaign was unaware of the potential endorsement. In the past, Clinton has previously touted praise from Kissinger. “I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time,” she said at a Democratic debate in February.
    http://time.com/4477352/henry-kissinger-george-shultz-hillary-clinton-endorsement/

    • notisaidthepig

      Why don’t they resurrect Stalin and have him endorse her as well?

      • cathyx

        Because Russia is the enemy who exposed all her emails.

    • Edwin

      Even though she ran it secretly from her basement with her own secret server, and based on who coughed up big enough bribes, but she ran it better than anybody had for a long time. Not saying much about the State Dept.

  • notisaidthepig
  • notisaidthepig
    • Dosido3

      the wheels have fallen off the cart of democracy with this one…thanks Dems. You are every bit as bad as the GOP.

  • Edwin

    Putin Says He Doesn’t Know Who Hacked The DNC’s Emails

    “I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/putin-dnc-hack-not-russia-governmnet_us_57c93924e4b078581f129031?section=&amp;

    • 17

      To be fair….I think he’s lying. I think he’s been hacking them just like everyone else. He’d be stupid not to be hacking every comm he could worldwide, just as we are.

      • cathyx

        Everybody who CAN hack, hacks everyone. It’s a well known secret. The only ones who don’t know that are the citizens, and now we’re learning about it thanks to Wikileaks.

    • SmotPoker

      I believe him. What has he ever done to show that he can’t be trusted huh?

      • 17

        lol

    • The_Fixer

      Note that this is not a categorical denial, for one. He says he “doesn’t know anything about it.” That doesn’t mean that it may or may not have been done; he just doesn’t know about it.

      He then goes on to say that “on a state level Russia has never done this.” That’s a pretty meaningless thing to say. If they did, would he admit it? Of course not.

      Huffpo decided that this was worthy of a story, and it clearly says nothing. Except that Huffpo will write stories about whatever in the hopes that it brings in a few “liberal clicks.”

  • SmotPoker

    Ugh. Medicated this morning, and had a burst of creativity. I used that energy to clean house a bit. Gathered up three trash bags of empty soda cans from their cupboard, put in my trunk to donate. A fuckton of empty coffee cans were gathered up, bagged, and put into trash container. Gathered up the soda cartons, and smushed into my garbage container. Swept, and mopped the kitchen floor. That was the killer for me. Full stop. Idiot. You can’t be doing those motions with your back unless you are prepared to deal with severe consequences of pain.

    I think next time it happens, I’ll continue my work on The Road To Hell Or Fuck Me Running instead. Way easier on the back….

  • SmotPoker

    The Great Experiment has just about run it’s course.

  • Friday’s Open Thread has appeared, but don’t forget to go read Smot’s latest post, it’s a hoot!

    • SmotPoker

      Thanks Unka, pimp that shit out….

  • Edwin
    • towerofbabel

      Angel of Death.

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