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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:46 am

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if re-filling the swamp means putting people with education and credentials into positions of power to serve the nation instead of toadies, cronies and bimbos from fox news, well, i'm all for it.
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Post by lucky420 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:
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I consider that nothing more than refilling the swamp.
It was never drained
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Post by some seeing eye » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:29 am

McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacies Rebates for Opioid Overdoses and Deleting Evidence

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/busi ... ioids.html
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some seeing eye wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:29 am
McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacies Rebates for Opioid Overdoses and Deleting Evidence

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/busi ... ioids.html
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:08 am

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-tulum ... ader-event

My first thought was, "What if Burning Man wasn't canceled".

Lets just file this under Civic Responsibility.
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Post by unjonharley » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:48 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:08 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-tulum ... ader-event

My first thought was, "What if Burning Man wasn't canceled".

Lets just file this under Civic Responsibility.
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Post by Popeye » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:41 am

unjonharley wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:48 am
FlyingMonkey wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:08 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-tulum ... ader-event

My first thought was, "What if Burning Man wasn't canceled".

Lets just file this under Civic Responsibility.
I shoud hope most burners are intellagent enough to not commit sucide by Burning Man
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:30 pm

Popeye wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:41 am
unjonharley wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:48 am
FlyingMonkey wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:08 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-tulum ... ader-event

My first thought was, "What if Burning Man wasn't canceled".

Lets just file this under Civic Responsibility.
I shoud hope most burners are intellagent enough to not commit sucide by Burning Man
If you want to tell the author that this has nothing to do with Burning Man his email is [email protected]
Yeah, that bugged me too & the average reader won't know any better. Of course there was no place to comment either.
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Post by Miura-7 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:49 am

Always in my heart, I've loved the Nordic countries. I spent all of my life believing I was mostly Irish. My sister who has never been further south then Massachusetts, or further north then Maine, decided to go to Ireland. I was kinda shocked. Her daughter got her one of those DNA kits. Turns out we are 70% Scandinavian, 23% English, and a mere 7% Irish. Oh well, so much for heritage. I'm a fuckin Viking !!! That's kinda cool. My northern nephew just added another member to his posse named him Luke. Lil Cool Hand Luke. My southern nephew is still waiting for Sadie to arrive, sometime around Valentine's day. Me? I'm just waiting to live.

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Post by FIGJAM » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:28 am

Apparently the Mc rib is not on the menu year round because they sell sooooo many that it raises pork prices to the point where it's not cost affective to keep it on the menu.

When pork prices drop, they sell them again. (I've never had one.)
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:08 am

FIGJAM wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:28 am
Apparently the Mc rib is not on the menu year round because they sell sooooo many that it raises pork prices to the point where it's not cost affective to keep it on the menu.

When pork prices drop, they sell them again. (I've never had one.)
Mc Gross!

What a waste of such a tasty animal.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:15 pm

FIGJAM: you're right about the insane popularity if the McRib sandwich, but I see it as a part of an overall strategy of Southern-ication. Think I'm wrong? Here's the evidence:
1) McRib sandwich
2) Sweet iced tea. You can even get it EXTRA sweet if desired.
3)Southern fried chicken biscuits.
4) biscuits and peppery sausage gravy

They have NEVER had Pepsi products nationwide, only Coca cola products. Coke's main corporate office is in Atlanta, Georgia.

A friend of mine has told me that in her home town of Dothan Alabama Mc Donald's serves McGrits on the menu.

I'll know for sure that this strategy is for sure when I see McOkra on the menu. How long will it be?
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Post by gaminwench » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:05 pm

)MG!!!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:08 am

New game show: Who Wants To Destroy A Trump Casino?
https://6abc.com/atlantic-city-trump-ac ... o/8852014/

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Post by Canoe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:31 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:08 am
New game show: Who Wants To Destroy A Trump Casino?
https://6abc.com/atlantic-city-trump-ac ... o/8852014/
Who would pay to watch a pay-per-view of the Secret Service evicting Trump from the White House?
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Post by ^Rhino! » Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:40 am

Canoe wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:31 am
Ugly Dougly wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:08 am
New game show: Who Wants To Destroy A Trump Casino?
https://6abc.com/atlantic-city-trump-ac ... o/8852014/
Who would pay to watch a pay-per-view of the Secret Service evicting Trump from the White House?
I's pay if they sent in Seal Team Six. The man is a terrorist (sympathizing with known designated terror groups like the Ptoud Boys), you know.
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2020 may be leaving us needing a negative leap-second...

https://www.space.com/earth-spinning-fa ... econd.html
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Canoe wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:56 am
2020 may be leaving us needing a negative leap-second...

https://www.space.com/earth-spinning-fa ... econd.html
Weird! Thought it would add seconds that year! 😂
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I really don't know if this should be under news or under Fuck...

The OTHER Asian bat virus...
...
Over the course of a career sampling thousands of bats, Wacharapluesadee and her colleagues have discovered many novel viruses. They've mostly found coronaviruses, but also other deadly diseases that can spill over to humans.

These include the Nipah virus. Fruit bats are its natural host. "It's a major concern because there's no treatment… and a high mortality rate [is] caused by this virus," says Wacharapluesadee. The death rate for Nipah ranges from 40% up to 75%, depending on where the outbreak occurs.
...
There are several reasons the Nipah virus is so sinister. The disease's long incubation period (reportedly as long as 45 days, in one case) means there is ample opportunity for an infected host, unaware they are even ill, to spread it. It can infect a wide range of animals, making the possibility of it spreading more likely. And it can be caught either through direct contact or by consuming contaminated food.

Someone with Nipah virus may experience respiratory symptoms including a cough, sore throat, aches and fatigue, and encephalitis, a swelling of the brain which can cause seizures and death. Safe to say, it's a disease that the WHO would like to prevent from spreading.
...
"Bats play hugely important ecological roles,” says Goldstein. They pollinate more than 500 plant species. They also help to keep insects in check – playing a hugely important role in disease control in humans by, for example, reducing malaria by eating mosquitoes, says Goldstein.
...

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2021 ... t-pandemic
add: massive colonies of migrating fruit bats in Africa drives somewhere between 2/3 to 3/4 of the African continent ecology

others...
https://www.who.int/activities/prioriti ... y-contexts
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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:08 am

Sheldon Addleson just passed :coffee:

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Post by some seeing eye » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:23 am

lucky420 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:08 am
Sheldon Addleson just passed :coffee:

R.I.H.
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Post by Canoe » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:15 am

BBadger wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:03 am
Canoe wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:56 am
2020 may be leaving us needing a negative leap-second...
https://www.space.com/earth-spinning-fa ... econd.html
Weird! Thought it would add seconds that year! 😂
Reports going around that various (suspected most) time systems have no provision for a negative leap second. Speculation/expectation that a negative leap second will have a number of time systems loose sync, then re-sync moments later - instead of crash due to a negative leap second value. Software and firmware being checked...
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Post by BBadger » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:11 pm

some seeing eye wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:23 am
The Mercers were a major funder of Parler, which is on the down spiral. With all its suppliers defecting, they left the front door open and their data was grabbed by hackers. Now the data is public, it is public to the FBI. https://threatpost.com/parler-archive-a ... on/162928/
80 TB of data! Holy shit! What a data mine!
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Post by Canoe » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:31 pm

BBadger wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:11 pm
some seeing eye wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:23 am
... Parler, ... left the front door open ... the data is public ...
80 TB of data! Holy shit! What a data mine!
Already in use.
Saw an example from late December, from a man who's been credible and also correct when I've been able to verify. He was claiming his wife packaged what she found from a specific individual, including doxing themselves as a police officer. She sent it to the officer's police department. Complete enough that it was verified and officer fired four hours later.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:55 am

It could also be that, as more information comes out, the story will get even worse, and it will be easier for senators to vote to convict, especially once Trump is out of office. Yesterday’s briefings by the FBI and acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin gave notice that the evolving story of what happened on January 6 will be shocking and could well involve figures in government. More than 30 House Democrats have called attention to an unusual number of Capitol tours held on January 5, at a time when coronavirus restrictions have largely ended tours. Those tours, combined with the fact that the insurrectionists appeared to have a detailed knowledge of the Capitol complex, have led to suspicions that some members of Congress might have offered aid to the rioters.

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Post by lucky420 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 am

Heads will roll

Patience is a virtue

:coffee:
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Post by Canoe » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:49 pm

Starling Startler (what do you do for a living?)

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-55655158
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:33 pm

It sounds pretty nasty, Canoe. But to be fair, it's been known since 1998 or so. But it's worth keeping an eye on, especially for people on my side of the world. Thanks.
Canoe wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 pm
I really don't know if this should be under news or under Fuck...

The OTHER Asian bat virus...
...
Over the course of a career sampling thousands of bats, Wacharapluesadee and her colleagues have discovered many novel viruses. They've mostly found coronaviruses, but also other deadly diseases that can spill over to humans.

These include the Nipah virus. Fruit bats are its natural host. "It's a major concern because there's no treatment… and a high mortality rate [is] caused by this virus," says Wacharapluesadee. The death rate for Nipah ranges from 40% up to 75%, depending on where the outbreak occurs.
...
There are several reasons the Nipah virus is so sinister. The disease's long incubation period (reportedly as long as 45 days, in one case) means there is ample opportunity for an infected host, unaware they are even ill, to spread it. It can infect a wide range of animals, making the possibility of it spreading more likely. And it can be caught either through direct contact or by consuming contaminated food.

Someone with Nipah virus may experience respiratory symptoms including a cough, sore throat, aches and fatigue, and encephalitis, a swelling of the brain which can cause seizures and death. Safe to say, it's a disease that the WHO would like to prevent from spreading.
...
"Bats play hugely important ecological roles,” says Goldstein. They pollinate more than 500 plant species. They also help to keep insects in check – playing a hugely important role in disease control in humans by, for example, reducing malaria by eating mosquitoes, says Goldstein.
...

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2021 ... t-pandemic
add: massive colonies of migrating fruit bats in Africa drives somewhere between 2/3 to 3/4 of the African continent ecology

others...
https://www.who.int/activities/prioriti ... y-contexts

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Post by some seeing eye » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:16 am

Four Seasons 2:

Extremist groups accidentally call for armed rally at Anchorage shopping mall instead of Juneau Capitol

https://alaskalandmine.com/landmines/ex ... -building/

I wonder if Baked Alaska planned it?
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