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What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly Claus
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO: #TeamMarina, I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - Walt Crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Heisenberg
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Heisenberg
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Heisenberg
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Last night I learnt that Americans don't usually like sauce on their steak... Or butter the bread in a sandwich... Is this true?
Yes to both - for me, anyway. Had quite a shock learning what a bacon butty was. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
So if I made a tomato sandwich (white buttered bread with sliced tomato and a little salt) would this get me weird looks? - Johnny from iPhone
i make tomato sandwiches like that with mayonnaise instead of butter. - kendrak
If the steak is a really good cut of meat, and it's cooked & seasoned properly, then I won't use any sauce. But I have a hard time believing Americans don't like sauce on their steak - what's your definition of sauce? Barbecue, Worcestershire sauce, or...? As for buttering the bread in a sandwich, I don't know that you'd get weird looks, but you might if you buttered your bread then added another condiment, such as mayonnaise. - Corinne L
Do you aussies have miracle whip for meat and cheese sandwiches? - Joe
Corinne... I do. Bread and butter is the base then stuff like mayo gets added on. Joe, no. - Johnny from iPhone
The steak thing doesn't sound right to me, at least for the south and midwest. It's pretty rare to not see someone putting A1, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, or somesuch on their steak, if it comes without a sauce. Also, you do your sandwiches like Uli does. But no, I don't know any Americans who use butter as the base. We tend to start with mayo, mustard, ketchup, and/or pickle relish, depending on the sandwich. - Kirsten
We usually use just mayo by itself - either one provides a good fat barrier (so the bread doesn't get soggy from other ingredients.) The sauce thing isn't uncommon, but it doesn't feel like something everyone does one way or the other. I prefer it without in most cases, but like it sometimes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Depends on the cut. I like some A1 or worcester sauce on sirloin. Mayo and mustard for sandwiches. - Rodfather
I would have said that no sauce is the usual. - Steele Lawman
Don't tell anyone else, but I like to put ketchup (or catsup) on my steak. - Joe
Most sandwich places will put in butter only if you ask for it. - Bruce Lewis
A sandwich is a butter delivery system. No butter and it's not a proper sandwich! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Oh see, Helen, that's butter-bread (as it's called in my family, at least). A snack, sure. But not a sandwich. - Kirsten
Buttered bread for sandwiches: Rare, I think (certainly not for me--horseradish sauce or chipotle, depending on the meat). Sauce on steaks: All over the place, but the better the steak, the less likely the sauce, at least for me. - Walt Crawford
My ex-husband was a butter-then-mayo sandwich person until I said to him, "do you realize you're adding a lot of calories doing it that way?" Never crossed his mind because it was the way he was raised (he was from central Pennsylvania & his mom was Pennsylvania Dutch, which may have had a lot to do with it). - Corinne L
I don't generally put butter on sandwiches (unless it's the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich). Usually it's mustard or the like, depending on the other sandwich contents. I don't generally have sauce with steak unless the steak is really dry or tough. I will eat butter on toast or on bread that I eat alongside a meal. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm convinced that this is why a true Aussie restaurant/cafe in the States wouldn't work. There are tiny fundamentals that would shock a lot of folks but the culture isn't exotic enough for people to embrace it. - Johnny
my mom used to put butter underneath the mayo but then she started worrying even more about dad's health. <threadjack> had a "club" sandwich in UAE in a British bar. so not what I had in mind. It was weird and disappointing. - Christina Pikas
A bacon-based sandwich in the UAE? - Johnny
Johnny, I think you could have an authentic cafe, but not a chain restaurant. Those, by nature, smooth out the edges of any cuisine (even American dishes) so it isn't quite what it started as. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh yeah there and Bahrain - not really observant. when I was there. - Christina Pikas
What Jenn said. Americans love to claim they have had authentic [insert cuisine type here] at some obscure restaurant. - Corinne L
I now butter my sandwiches but that's because I'm attached to someone of British extraction. - Sarah from iPhone
I just looked up the menu for Outback Steakhouse. I literally can't. - Johnny
Oh, yeah. I can't imagine that's anyone's native cuisine. - Jennifer Dittrich
No bloomin onion? - Joe
No. - Johnny
Heh. I never really thought of Outback as a place to eat Australian cuisine. It's just where they give you a fat piece of steak and a huge gob of mashed potatoes. - Rodfather
The fact they have opened Outback Steakhouses here in Australia should tell you all you need to know ;) - Johnny
Heh, totally reminds me of the random Taco Bell restaurants you see in Mexico. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm a mustard-only person when it comes to sandwiches, though as a child, my favorite sandwich was peanut butter and butter. When it comes to steaks - I guess I'd have to ask what your definition of steak sauce is. Are you talking like a brown sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or do you mean something like bordelaise or au poivre? Because depending on the type of cuisine under which I'm ordering my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I tend to marinade my steaks so they don't usually call for any sauce after the fact. But I haven't heard of buttering the bread of a sandwich...might have to try that >.> - Chris Topher
I might also clarify, it's only a small amount of butter. More like a scraping than a thick layer ala mayo - Johnny
I'm beginning to be a fan of rub. I used this stuff on some filet mignon and it was awesome. - Rodfather
#random The closest I got to Miracle Whip in London was "salad cream," but it's not the same. I do love me some HP Sauce, though. - The First NoeLB from Android
My favourite steak sauces are chilli and lime, mushroom, blue cheese, sweet chilli, creamy pepper sauce and sometimes sweet caramelised onion. If I have a good piece of steak then I tend to go plain but a good balanced sauce in combination with the sides can bring up the whole plate. - Johnny
OK so you're talking proper sauces and not just bottled crap made by Heinz. :D This is why I love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
We have that too, but that's usually only used on the cheap cuts that end up on steak sangas or at BBQs on plastic plates :) - Johnny
I still love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
Caramelized onion? Oh, yes! - The First NoeLB from Android
I never heard of butter and mayo together on a sandwich until this one time in Canada. I got off the 401 at a small town somewhere between Toronto and Detroit, found a small sandwich shop, and ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. She took a slice of bread, spread something pale colored on it, then asked me if I wanted mayo. !!! I'm thinking, that wasn't mayo? So I said yes, and then she added mayo on top on what turned out to be butter. - bentley
(silently judges Joe for the ketchup thing) - Marie
I put a patty of butter on my steaks as I grill them. I like sauce on my steak too but then I'm sorta addicted to mashed potatoes and gravy so its more collateral. #gravyoneverythng Butter with mayo is just weird. Butter or mayo slathered on heavy and thick.... #okaymaybeitsjustme - WarLord
I need Melly in on this thread #Alone - Johnny
Butter on a sandwich brings back some middle school memories from when I lived with my mother. She would pack me lunches of salami & cheese sandwiches with butter instead of some other normal type of condiment on it, because she doesn't like mayo or mustard and refuses to buy any. - April Russo
No to either one for me. Why ruin a good steak with sauce of any kind? People in this part of the country (Southeastern Pennsylvania) often butter their bread for sandwiches if they are from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. - Friar Will
Butter on sandwiches is reserved for necessity (PB&J, needs it to help reduce the tacky starchness of the peanut butter and you can't do a proper Grilled Cheese without using butter to fry it), otherwise not really. Sauces, sometimes if the meat isn't great or wasn't already seasoned well, which could be with chili and lime or a good pepper baste. Caramelized onions don't count as a sauce. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cubano sandwiches need butter on them. - Steven Perez
Growing up, the only sandwiches I had with butter were tuna fish with diced pickles. Random, I know. I used A1 on steaks until I learned that it's a waste of a good piece of steak to sully it with steak sauce. I've had a few proper sauces on steak that were pretty good. The norm at steak houses in the US is to get a "plain" steak (marinated and seasoned) and have a few bottles of steak... more... - Jenny H. from Android
"Bread with stuff on it" is still one of the best phrases ever. :D Also - an excellent use for A1 sauce? Tater tots. Yes, I'm a heathen but I'm totally down with it. (C'mon, I'm the person who once stored their russet potatoes in the ice chest while camping; I've earned the right to be a potato heathen!) - Hookuh Tinypants
Depends on the quality of the steak. A good quality well cooked steak needs sauce like Dolly Parton needs stocking stuffers. - Todd Hoff
Robert Scoble
The reason no one has asked me to do the ice bucket challenge is you all are worried I will do it naked with Google Glass on.
Mary Carmen
I did all the puking today. All of it. Your share, and your share, and even your share. All the puking.
Yikes. - Steven Perez
Thank you. I hate puking. - Brian Johns
I do not like, but appreciate your taking this on for the rest of us. - Friar Will
Ugh. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Puking is the worst, worse than pain for me by a long shot - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Alix May
Thank you fro taking one for the team... Be well - WarLord
If I would have been at your side I could have pity puked. I puke at the sound of gagging. - Janet
If I had known, I would have drank more beer! Seriously, I hope you feel better today. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Nope, sorry, not my share. I did a lifetime's worth of puking about 2 years ago, when I had all that gall bladder trouble. Every time I ate the wrong thing with just a little bit too much fat, about 12 hours later I'd end up puking every 10 minutes, for about 6-12 hours. The pain would be gone in about 3-4 hours, but the puking would just keep on going. I can only describe the... more... - April Russo
Oh doll. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
From Gizmodo: Report: North Korea May Be Behind Sony Pictures Hack After All (Update)
From comments: We lost an internet battle to a third world country that is darker than the moon on the map at night. Rock on - WarLord
From Comments: I'd like to thank the DPRK for having the courage to stage this intervention and prevent us from harming ourselves with this steaming pile of shit of a movie. We just needed some tough love. Thanks; We've got your back next time. - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Face it, man. Money trumps freedom. #CapitalismFTW
It's not about freedom, anyway. Sony is "free" to choose whether or not to distribute the film(s), and the theaters are "free" to choose whether or not to show it. They are exercising their freedom, even if the people wanting to see the films don't like their decision. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
It's freedom being trumped by fear at the expense of money. I don't see how Sony are choosing money over freedom. You could say that the money from any possible lawsuits but that's still fear. - Johnny
Exactly. Fear of losing money. If they knew releasing it would make billions of dollars even if people died, you know they totally would. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A Seth Rogen and James Franco movie grossing a billion dollars? Yeah, ok. I see. - Johnny
Also, Sony pulled the film's theatrical release after the theaters said they wouldn't show it. Even if it did make a billion (how ever straw man that is), the theaters would only see a fraction of that, not to mention putting their staff in the line of fire. If the theater owners still said yes, this would be released next week. - Johnny
From Salon: I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse - WarLord
My point exactly. Sony is not going to make money if no theater is showing it, and a lot of theaters don't want to show it because of the risk of liability and because they think the threats will keep people away from all of the movies they're showing. Ergo, fear of losing money. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The truth is, America's commitment to free speech is dwarfed by our commitment to capitalism. Seth Rogen can stand in his house and say anything he wants about Kim Jong-un – but Sony has the choice to fund him, and even if it agrees, AMC can still pull the plug. The corporation, not the individual, has always had the power to decide what movie is a thoughtcrime. We're just only now visibly seeing the suits flex their clout." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or piss off China and risk future distribution deals. - Rodfather
Victor Ganata
"The *end* of free speech in Hollywood?" - like, the industry that actively destroyed people's careers and lives with accusations of Communism and ensures only neoliberal propaganda gets disseminated somehow killed free speech…
…by not releasing what looks like a mediocre movie? Like, that's the killing blow? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"...But 13 years after the World Trade Center attack, we continue to live in a country that jumps whenever someone says boo. ..." - WarLord
I think the idea that the hackers alluded to 9/11 so now we're cowering is stupid and facile. It all has to do with how much money Sony is losing every day because of the hacking. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Not to mention all the studio execs whose jobs are now on the line because of all the leaked e-mails. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." <-- this is the calculation right there. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Sony’s theater of the absurd: How “The Interview” became the most insane cultural-political spectacle in recent history via @Salon
"...I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse..." - WarLord
"...But this near-incomprehensible threat also referenced 9/11 or, more poetically, “the 11th of September 2001,” which is the magical Voldemort incantation that makes corporate CEOs and American politicians, despite their thick coating of lard and money, poop themselves and crawl under the furniture whimpering like little bitch-babies, to quote Kerry Washington on “Scandal.” ..." - WarLord
"... Just to be clear, there has never been a North Korean-sponsored terrorist attack in the United States (or anywhere else in the West), and the odds that any individual multiplex in the exurbs of Cincinnati or San Antonio or Honolulu is going to be blown up by a coven of Pyongyang hackers make getting eaten by sharks and struck by lightning on the day you hit the lottery seem probable. But it’s only the incantation that matters. THEY SAID 9/11 OH HOLY F@CK WERE ALL GONNA DIE. ..." - WarLord
Johnn Luevanos
DRM Protection Removed for… Coffee? -
Keurig, the manufacturer of a single-serve coffee brewing system, has a very wide following amongst coffee drinkers. Their K-cup (pre-packaged coffee grounds with a coffee filter, all in a plastic container) is an interesting concept and makes brewing a single cup of coffee much more efficient over making a whole pot. Their newer line of coffee makers, the Keurig 2.0, has some interesting (and annoying) security features though, which [Kate Gray] has found an interesting and simple way around. The DRM security in these coffee makers is intended to keep third-party “cups” from being used in the Keurig. It can …read more - Johnn Luevanos
THIS is when you know DRM, copyright, and intellectual property have jumped some kind of shark.... - WarLord
Along with great cocktails, the Patterson House has rules. That’s why I love it via @Salon
1. Please refrain from using your cell phone for anything other than texting in the bar area. - WarLord
Sarah G.
I just made and ate the world's most unhealthy lunch but it was SO GOOD.
hot dog wrapped in crescent rolls... basically a hillbilly sausage roll. - Sarah G.
I just had that over the weekend and yes it is - WarLord
Couldn't you have battered and deep-fried the whole thing? - Walt Crawford
About 3 times/week, I make myself an extremely unhealthy sandwich for lunch. Two slices of sourdough bread, buttered on the outside. 3-5 slices of hard salami, 3-5 slices of sandwich pepperoni, 4 small slices of turkey, 4 small slices of chicken and 1-1/2 slices of swiss cheese; grilled on my Foreman Grill, then a little bit of mayonnaise and mustard. I probably shouldn't eat that as regularly as I do, but it's so tasty. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That sounds really good. - Sarah G.
No, I still think this wins - sglassme
I think I just had a heart attack from simply clicking on sglassme's link. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Did you add cheese? Cuz yum. - Heather
I love rainy days. If I don't have to wait for and ride the bus in the rain, it makes me happy. Today I'm grateful for working brakes, tires, and windshield wipers. And that mostly-full tank of gas. And a pocket full of change for downtown parking. And if I get caught in traffic behind protesters, I'ma stand outside my car & cheer them on.
Hope everyone has the best possible Tuesday. Love y'all <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You too, hon. Cheer extra for me, k? - Kirsten
Be well - WarLord
The rain dashed my plans to take the bus to the Arboretum today. I think I'll just make stuff and have a dance party by myself, instead. - Anika from Android
Posted this first thing when it was dark, and wet outside. Looks like we get a break in the rain today but it's coming back. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cheers to you, Starmama! - vicster: hon. canadian
I love you, Mandy. Keep doing the damn thing. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
The right is coming for your birth control — they just don’t want you to know it yet via @Salon
The right is not publicly demanding that birth control be subject to the same regulation as abortion because to do so would be a political mess. But the logic of their argument demands precisely this. If it’s a question of “protecting life” and not, say, control over women’s lives and bodies or a cynical attempt to gut a healthcare law, then wouldn’t the SBA List’s drive to criminalize abortion trump any political calculus about when to express its belief that birth control is abortion and when to keep quiet? - WarLord
Steven Perez
The failings of the torture regimen were, in fact, every conservative nightmare of a failed, out-of-control government program come to life. Through banal bureaucratic dysfunction, the torturers stumbled into a practice that lacked any sound empirical basis. (The CIA—which simply reverse-engineered the resistance training its own elite soldiers... -
In all the stories of American POWs and detainees who endured torture either as revenge or interrogation there are few instances where real useful "actionable" information even under extremely painful circumstance Most stories from WW2 involve soldiers spoofing questioners with false stories. It is worth noting that we executed many of the Japanese jailers responsible for things like waterboarding - WarLord
2014 AD in three words:
"It's December already?!" - The First NoeLB from Android
Selfie twerking ebola. [or, is selfie twerking so 2013?] - Joe
thanks for imagezoom - Alfonker Tapir
I haz money? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
You're welcome, Alfonker. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Altogether too long. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mostly not great. - ellbeecee
Got new job. - bentley
Censorship is bad. - Katy S
Just about over. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Dated a doctor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen new companion? - Todd Hoff
Left my homeland. - Jenny H. from Android
Fuck it all. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
i forgot it - chaz2b
Ethics in journalism. - Corinne L
Older, not wiser. - Stephan from iPhone
Did I answer? - Brent Schaus
Watching the flames - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
It's all happening! - Corinne L
Really shitty year. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Had a baby. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
stuck in neutral - Marina's Godmother :-)
Got progressively better. - Jim: meatvalve.
two major events. - Brian Johns
Still in Texas. - Kristin
I'm pregnant again. - Mary Carmen
spinning my wheels - vicster: hon. canadian
Same Slow Dance - WarLord
selfie shark jump - Mo Kargas
Minimum Payment Due: - Spidra Webster
Sleep? What's that? - Steve C Team Marina
Good freaking riddance - Janet
Mike Nencetti
tough to get a good pic. tried. - Mike Nencetti
Beautiful urn. Glad she is with you for this new path. - Janet from FFHound!
*hug* - Alix May
Be well - WarLord
(((Mike))) - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone, still processing all this. Not the road I thought we would be on - Mike Nencetti
We're here - Johnny from iPhone
hugs, Mike - Brixie
From Deadspin Cleveland Cops Demand Apology, Call Activist Browns Players "Pathetic"
From Comments: I don't know the mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance required to convince oneself that how Tamir Rice died is okay, but the police should not possess it. - WarLord
From Comments: Especially when said protest involves the shooting of a child. I think "I don't like it when children are shot dead" is the least controversial stance this side of "Oxygen is a good thing." - WarLord
The Levy Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway via @HuffPostPol
The last election, the problem is that voters believe we're all in on this cabal together, and nobody's thinking about their families," Ellison said. "The minimum wage is winning all over the country at state and municipal levels but Democrats still got shellacked in the midterms. People have separated Dems from the minimum wage. [Members of Congress] won't let [themselves] be painted in a way that is pro-Wall Street and anti-middle class." - WarLord
From Torturing to Killing Innocent People: This Is Who We Are via @HuffPostPol
President Obama claimed that some of the actions that were taken (note past tense), were contrary to our values. What seems to be lost on the President is that values are not something one professes; values are established through one's actions. Under the Bush administration, torture was systematic, brutal, widespread, and patently illegal - WarLord
We know from the torture report, innocent people were detained and tortured. We also know that innocent people have been killed by President Obama's drone strike program. Perhaps it was overlooked or maybe it was simply ignored, but the UK-based human rights NGO Reprieve published a report at the end of November. Reprieve investigated the numerous attempts to kill individuals labeled high-value targets. Its findings demonstrate the moral depravity of President Obama's drone strike program. - WarLord
Melly Claus
Well, this will bring out the last few remaining racist, bigoted, anti-Muslim fuckwit "friends" on my social media accounts.
For the last year or so, I've been attempting to make Facebook a pleasant place for myself. I've been weeding out people who post things I find upsetting, distressing, etc etc. The world is a harsh place. It's nice to have a couple of little areas where I don't have to come across that stuff. - Melly Claus
And it looks like I will have to unfriend my own father-in-law. Good grief. - Melly Claus
ughhhhhhhh - Meg VMeg
Today would be a perfect day to stay off social media but I have to work........ gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! - Melly Claus
:-( - bentley
Yeah! Facebook has allowed me to discover details of my friends and families politics and beliefs that I could easily lived my whole life not knowing.... - WarLord
Sarah G.
Elf on a Shelf is nothing more than a tool to acclimatize children to living in a constant state of surveillance.
Dick Cheney invented it - WarLord
Paul Ryan's bid to overhaul Medicare to resurface in new Congress via @YahooNews
Attention seniors your Republican vote is about to cut your Medicare #stupidisasstupiddoes - WarLord
Hell no. Obamacare is bad enough. I'll be 65 in next October. My unsubsidized premium for 2014 was about $600/month. Next year, the same plan premium is over $900. What did they change about the plan? A $1000 increase in the deductible. - Greg GuitarBuster
Todd Hoff
Is shale oil is leveraged with CDOs?
Dark market hedges in the form of futures contracts mostly. It's a commodity so derivatives would not work the same way as bundling debt. - Eric Logan
So when it all goes to hell we won't be paying the bill again? - Todd Hoff
The demise of shale oil due to pricing like peak oil theory is greatly exaggerated. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
It became profitable when prices went high. Am I to believe the reverse is not true? - Todd Hoff
It depends Shale Wells already producing will continue though apparently they become "strippers" very low gallonage per day The NEW wells become unprofitable to bring in as price drops... Brand new guys who joined the party at $90 a barrel? Are probably toast! Add in fresh debt... I'd guess the beating is being taken on commodity market and in energy stocks more than debt bundling - WarLord
Boom and bust cycles are designed to shake out smaller players especially with a commodity as manipulated as oil prices. Breaking up OPEC is a worthwhile endeavor and regulation is a much bigger threat to this industry than price fluctuations. LNG though a bridge fuel is a huge threat to the status quo. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
The companies that did not lock in futures contracts higher than their cost of production either have to have enough capital to weather the storm or will be forced into bankruptcy selling off their leases and equipment investments at a loss to the stronger players it's planned consolidation with worldwide geo political implications. Sort of like a short squeeze on small wildcat operations. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I'm not sure this is a normal "squeeze" - OPEC is awash in oil and demand keeps falling.. Wall Street Bankers cratered economy, nobody has a job, or a house or money to fill their gas tank. Demand isn't going to recover! The American Middle class is decimated and China as no middle class With their number one market dying Chinese are unlikely to find a middle class any time soon. Add in... more... - WarLord
Melly Claus
RT @bye_dogma: "@jojokejohn: Hey now" In a sane country that would hold true on most issues. Nuance & reason are dying.
RT @bye_dogma: "@jojokejohn: Hey now"  In a sane country that would hold true on most issues. Nuance & reason are dying.
We Ave just about reached "4 legs good, 2 legs bad" - WarLord
It bothers me that so many people believe that if you criticize something, you are against it. That is far from the case about many, many things. - Chris Topher
This was by far greatest success of the right, they claimed patriotism forevermore No one but a patriot may be critical of rightward lurch of our country and of course only the right is allowed critics - self reinforcing self referential and a win form Tea patriots #wordsmatter - WarLord
#weather Saturday the 13th predicting high of 45 low of 36. To put this in prospective "average" high for December 13 is 32 with average low of 16...49 is the RECORD! What Global Warming #Amirite
I'm ordering my orange trees next week - WarLord
#economy United States and Minnesota economies are still crap no matter what Wall Street says. How do I know? I just walked through the most popular shopping center in Minnesota (not that one, the other one, RoseDale) and every shop had "After Christmas Specials" ALREADY! One store had a sign: "Everything in this store is a BOGO" and they weren't
And they weren't alone.... #WTF. - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
RT @billmon1: .@KeaneBhatt @JohnCassidy A radical is a liberal who's been mugged by Jamie Dimon.
true - WarLord
Sarah G.
RT @libyaliberty: "Does torture work?" as a question needs to be put in the bin with "Is slavery commercially feasible?" & "Can genocide help overpopulation?"
But slavery was commercially feasible! It was perfect capitalism. Wages/costs as some rounding error of zero with productivity at 100% or we beat you until you exceed your quota every day... Slavery was such a fantastic model that businesses attempt to replicate it at every turn See Amazon but really best model is mega plantation of Walmart... #slaveryisnotjusthistory - WarLord
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It's a calming listening to the taxi driver drone on in his native language while a train clatters overhead as he turns near the March Mart.
Urban Poetry #freeverse - WarLord
The possible link between celibacy and Catholic priest pedophilla would mean something if the rate was different from non-celibate people.
I was thinking it might lead to more a Thornbirds kind of situation if anything. (I'm from the 80s) - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
My problem is it's another possible case of the Church blaming a situation for priests turning to pedophila, not the fact that they're pedophiles. - Johnny
I mean, there are countless married and unmarried sexually active men who are pedophiles and there are countless married and unmarried men who have forced celibacy who aren't pedophiles. Pedophiles are pedophiles, the circumstances be damned. - Johnny
I don't think priesthood in and of itself after all see Boy Scouts - WarLord
Right, no forced celibacy there and pedophilia exists. I get a giant weasley vibe from this "report" - Johnny
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