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Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories -
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
"Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
This: "... The Apple Watch is absolutely the best smart watch on the planet. That much I'm sure of. But are we sure that wearable technology is something we really want? In the same way those who publicly wore blue-tooth headsets five years ago and those who wore Google Glass one year ago, will smart watches ever become a thing that people genuinely want? If anyone can make it happen, it's Apple. It's going to take a lot of time, and a lot of test cases when this thing launches next year ..." - WarLord
I think the secret sauce here isn't the watch itself, but the (as yet unproven) ability of the watch to reduce friction in things like payments and IoT integration. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce - Vox -
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce - Vox
"At first, I was thinking this is the coolest genetics story, my own personal genetics story. I wasn't particularly upset about it initially, until the rest of the family found out. Their reaction was different. Years of repressed memories and emotions uncorked and resulted in tumultuous times that have torn my nuclear family apart. My parents divorced. No one is talking to my dad. We're not anywhere close to being healed yet and I don't know how long it will take to put the pieces back together. After this discovery was made, I went back to 23andMe and talked to them. I said, "I'm not sure all your customers realize that when they participate in your family finder program, they're participating in what are essentially really advanced paternity tests."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Person with "Hereditary Inclusion Body Myositis" discussed this very issue at our Reno Conference. Should you test for H-IBM and discover in addition all kinds of "dirty laundry" paternity and more. Or perhaps find in addition Huntington's or.... Be careful the questions that you ask - WarLord
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: Team Marina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - Betsy
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: with more caffeine!
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano.
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
Ken Morley
Zucchini... Zucchini for everybody!
"But we're sick of zucchini dad." - Ken Morley from email
Zucchini noodles? - Corinne L
Ooh, good idea Corinne. These zucchini noodles look fairly delicious! - Ken Morley
I highly recommend checking out She has been obsessed with zucchini noodles this summer (and she also has just a fantastic collection of zucchini recipes in general). She also did a really great zucchini roundup back in July (I've tried about a third of those recipes and they're pretty good) that might give you some extra ideas! - Hookuh Tinypants
bread! grilled or broiled - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Grill the zucchini then add to stir fry. Grilled or griddle added to salads - WarLord
Tons of great ideas here thanks Amanda! The Pizza Bites look like a good one for the zucchini that get a little too large... plus zucchini and marinara sauce seem like a delicious combo. :) Grilling or stir-frying in olive oil with onions is my go-to method, but I have everything here for the zucchini alla scapece, so I'm having that for lunch. Thanks Lorenzo! - Ken Morley
Zucchini is one of the things that makes it hard for me to learn how to eat seasonally. I just enjoy it so much during the summer that over winter I can't help but buy all the imported zukes to quell my cravings. - Hookuh Tinypants
I know what you mean. It kills me to pay for zucchini. :) - Ken Morley
Heard from a comedian: my town was so small, we never locked the doors to the house or the car. Except in August. If you didn't lock your car in August, you'd come back to a back seat full of zucchini. - Betsy
^HA HA HA! Ken, I am a fan of this Asian-influenced zucchini noodle dish: - Corinne L
How is your plum wine is coming along Ken??!! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I'll be doing my 2nd racking next weekend and will sample it then. Fingers crossed. :) - Ken Morley
Fingers crossed at this end too :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
If the kids are fed up of zucchini, just tell them you've swapped them for courgettes! ;-) - Halil
^ hahaha - Spidra Webster
I can't believe I've never heard the word "courgette" before. - Ken Morley
Andrew C (✔)
RT @lolgop: Would the libertarian movement disband completely if the NSA devoted itself to releasing nude celebrity pics?
There would still be taxes and safety regulations to rail against. - John (bird whisperer)
Legalizing Pot will be death knell of modern Libertarian Party - WarLord
Simply Caroline
I feel so peaceful and happy right now. I'm really lucky. Good night.
Good night soft dreams - WarLord
Thanks - Simply Caroline from iPhone
Sarah G.
Between finding out that Hello Kitty is not a cat and that most IKEA catalog photos are fake, this week has been Hell on my trust issues.
Wait, what's this about the IKEA catalog?? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Oh Noes next you'll tell me the most interesting man in the world isn't..... - WarLord
Melly - #TeamMarina
A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill | Psychology Today
A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill | Psychology Today
Turn off that awful internal critic with its malicious self talk. Don't say anything to yourself you wouldn't say to a friend or even a stranger - WarLord
#8 is the worst for me. I'm always thinking about what I used to be able to do. - Heather
Me too, Heather. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency” via @Salon
No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody—a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility. - WarLord
nd we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist. It’s like, “Oh, no, don’t tell me that!” I tell you this, because I got hit hard years ago, but everywhere I go now, it’s “Brother West, I see what you were saying. Brother West, you were right. Your language was harsh and it was difficult to take, but you turned out to be absolutely right.”... more... - WarLord
I don't necessarily understand but it looked cool on the back of his coupe... #ijustshootthepictures
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We passed a semi truck yesterday, a giant one, and painted on the side in 5 foot letters was "Jesus Christ is Lord Not a Swear Word." Apparently Jesus doesn't care much for the environment or gas mileage. - Steve C Team Marina
The cross as "timing lights" for a drag race as a metaphor.... umm #notseeingit - WarLord
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just got laid off. Fuck.
Aw, shit. (((t-ra))) - Spidra Webster
(hugs) I'm sorry. - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Todd Hoff
:( - Amit Patel
(((t))) - Julian
Damn. Sorry to hear it. - Jim: with more caffeine!
I'm so sorry. - Jed
Oh, no. :( *huggle* - Alix May
Well hell. - Kirsten
:( - Amir
Oh, crap. I'm so sorry :((( - Jennifer Dittrich
:(((. so sorry to hear that - WarLord
thanks y'all. I'm just... I dunno, kinda shocked really. I knew something was wrong, but didn't want to believe it was that bad. dang. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Damn. Sorry to hear that. Hope something better works out for you. - SAM
Oh jeez. - Joe
ow. so sorry to hear - MoTO: Team Marina
That sucks. - Steele Lawman
Aw, hell. I'm sorry t-ra. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Oof, I'm sorry. - Anika
Oh, I'm sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
Oh no. - Marie
Sorry - Rodfather
aw man. sorry to hear that. - holly #ravingfangirl
Damn it. I'm sorry. - Betsy
:( So sorry to hear that. (((t-ra))) - Anne Bouey
:((( *hugs* - Tamara J. B.
I'm sorry. - Eric - It's My Thing
sorry to hear that - Shevonne
:( Sorry to hear - Me
:( I'm sorry, T-Ra. - Stephen Mack
oh wow, you gais! you are so sweet. thanks for all your comments. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm sorry, t-ra. Entirely their loss. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
I hope this is a only a temporary setback for you. - Mark H
😢 - Steven Perez from Android
crap-o-potamus. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oof. Bummer. Hope things turn around fast. - RepoRat
Sorry, t. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So. very. Sorry! :( - CarlC
:( That sucks. - rönin
I am sorry - Patrick aka Damexican
Crap. - Meg VMeg from Android
wha??? *HUGS* is there anything we can do to help? - Sir Shuping is just sir
:( - imabonehead from Android
So very sorry :( - Janet from FFHound!
Oh no, sorry to hear that! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Oh no! I am sorry to hear this news! - Hedgehog from Android
Shit. I'm sorry, honey. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so very sorry about this! - Galadriel C. from Android
oh shit (((((t)))) - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Thanks again, everyone. Y'all are so good to me. I truly appreciate being part of this community. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Just saw this. Dammit, dammit, dammit. May the sucky part end soon and lead to something truly awesome. - Corinne L
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Stuff 'em, they don't deserve you - Mo Kargas
Oy. I hope it's because the universe needed to free you up for the effing fantastic plans in store for you soon. - Kristin
*hugs* - Michael W. May from Android
Damn. ((((hugs)))) - J. Marie B
Ugh! I'm so sorry :( - Jen
I hope this turn of events proves to be an opportunity to pursue something new and exciting. I know you will rock, whatever else you do. - Bren
Thank you, boo. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
:-(. I'm so sorry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, no. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Sorry to hear, let's talk I may have a project that might be interested in. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
oh Fuck! that sucks! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
How hilarious would it be if my rock n roll good timin lifestyle ended up landing me a new job?
Networking happens everywhere. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
True. So true. I mean, at the very least I have demonstrated absolute loyalty in the face of 'never going to get signed even though we're the best band ever' department. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Do what you love the money will follow - WarLord
So if there's a drinking beer, going to shows, helping people, and working towards utopia gig out there, I am solid. Also riding bicycles and playing with websites. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Todd Hoff
Water consumption used to be batch, now it's streaming. You would get a bucket of water from the well, to wash your face you would pour water from a pitcher into a bowl, baths were filled bucket by bucket. Now we have a streaming model where it flows continually into hoses, faucets, sinks, baths. Is streaming more wasteful?
It allows people to be more wasteful, certainly. I often witness other women in the women's room who run the water while looking at themselves in the mirror, while rubbing their hands together with soap, while brushing their teeth. They don't only use it when they actually need it. Furthermore, if people had to go to the effort of getting a bucket of water, it would be more precious to... more... - Spidra Webster
Preciousness is a good theme. Streaming makes thing common. - Todd Hoff
OTOH buckets of water encourage overlooking some cleanliness issues in favor of not carrying heating that heavy bucket so #tradeoffs - WarLord
My #AMTRAK adventure continues. Amtrak e-mailed our itinerary then called to confirm we understood the potential travel delay caused by the Bakken Oil Train rail "congestion." The fact that Empire Builder travels right through Williston, ND -- the heart of the "oil-patch" is main problem for our travel.
SURFACE - Baken Oil Trains.jpg
Of course the unit trains cause problems all along their route. I'm guessing farmers moving crops to market are far more inconvenienced than we are. We're just along for the ride.... #howerool - WarLord
There is so much oil being produced in North Dakota I keep expecting the 82nd airborne to invade... Maybe they'll find some Al Quada in Fargo.... - WarLord
Eric - It's My Thing
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point -
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point
"Two mornings ago, the editor of Bon Appetit magazine, and the Restaurant Editor of Bon Appetit magazine, appeared on the CBS Morning News to announce Bon App’s “Best New Restaurants of 2014.” In introducing the segment, they listed their general criteria for determining which restos made the overall list, and how they specifically determined their Top 10 eateries on the list. Those criteria were, in order: 1) Good Vibe 2) Good Music 3) Good Lighting 4) Good Food To say that Eating Las Vegas was appalled is an understatement. And we weren’t the only ones. " "For the record: ELV has nothing against Millennials. He has even spawned one. But they need to get in line like every generation before them. Learn their manners. Aspire to maturity. Realize they didn’t invent much except yet another way to look and act foolish for their first ten years of adulthood. And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way... more... - Eric - It's My Thing from Bookmarklet
This "... And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way you’re supposed to eat. ..." - WarLord
Hipsters, Betsy. - Eric - It's My Thing
(Sorry I deleted my comment, Eric. It seemed kinda dumb once I saw it posted.) - Betsy
Sean McBride
Hillary Clinton Urged to Stay Mum on Ferguson Shooting -
Hillary Clinton Urged to Stay Mum on Ferguson Shooting
"Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being pressured by Rev. Al Sharpton to step up and comment on the Ferguson shooting controversy — but Democratic strategists are urging her to stay quiet, Politico reported. Sharpton called on the former secretary of state as well as possible Republican contender Jeb Bush, and other White House hopeful, to make their feelings known about the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
""Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, don't get laryngitis on this issue," Sharpton said sardonically during a rally over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. "Nobody can go to the White House unless they stop by our house and talk about policing." The preacher has continued to press for Clinton and other Democratic candidates in 2016 to speak up during his MSNBC show, but his requests appear to have fallen on deaf ears, Politico said." - Sean McBride
"Donna Brazile, former Vice President Al Gore's campaign manager, urged Clinton to wait until a full investigation is carried out into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson before she addresses the crisis. "There's two tragedies unfolding in American politics," Brazile told Politico. "The murder of a young unarmed man by a policeman and the mishandling of... more... - Sean McBride
[Wikipedia; Donna Brazile] - Sean McBride
Poor HRC polling her responses to every damn thing . #tonedeaf - WarLord
But it's not just Hillary -- it's the entire Democratic leadership. They may be privy to information about the case that is not available to the public. - Sean McBride
Its racism, not “principled conservatism”: The South, civil rights, GOP myths — and the roots of Ferguson via @Salon
But the South was already halfway out the door at the time. Missouri, with a fair amount of Southern culture in its veins, is nonetheless a border state, home to Harry Truman, whose enunciation of a civil rights agenda, followed by integration of the armed forces and strong civil rights platform in 1948, led to the walkout of the Dixiecrats, which cost him a dramatic 20 percent drop in the share of the Southern vote from where it had been in 1944. That launched a transitional era that is strangely lost to most who ponder such things today. - WarLord
Hmm very similar to Domestic Discipline really is just beating the crap out of their family. Interesting how they are all trying to redefine things. - Me
Steven Perez
This was a very new experience. I’ve been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I’ve been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I’ve met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at... -
American. Exceptionalism takes a big hit as cops arrest a guy for standing stilt #WOW we have lost our way so baldy since 9.11 and become cowards all of us #sadness - WarLord
Sarah G.
Related: I have been informed that my cholesterol number is "dangerously low" and am instructed to try and raise it 32 points. (To 150)
You are the only person to get a prescription to eat meat. - sglassme
Lots of eggs and bacon - Joe
Welcome to my world: "extra butter and sour cream on that baked potato please" - WarLord
@sglassme - it's even better than that. I was told specifically to eat a lot more fat. - Sarah G.
"Could I get two bacon cheeseburgers? I'm trying to eat healthy." - Andrew C (✔)
"Is it possible to deep fry buns? If so, hit me up with that while you're at it." - Sarah G.
oh, buns painted with butter and put on the grill before using ... mmm - Christina Pikas
JEALOUS! - MoTO: Team Marina
"QUICK, this man needs a hot beef infection STAT!" - Johnny from iPhone
Come to the UK, we probably still have some hot infected beef ;) - Pete : Team Marina
"Hot Infected Beef", my new stripper name. - MoTO: Team Marina
Bacillus Barry, the Rod of Love - Pete : Team Marina
*fans self* - Big Joe Silence
Jenny H.
"One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em, You keep on fallin' 'cause there ain't no bottom An' there ain't no end..."
Hope you feel better soon. - Halil
God, that song is one of my anthems. Hang in there. - laura x from iPhone
Oh, I'm fine, Halil. I just had an Emmylou earworm that morning. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
laura, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - Jenny H. from Android
Be wel - WarLord
Why Employers Are to Blame for the ‘Skills Gap’ via @YahooFinance
Shifting cost of training to workers and of course Taxpayers - WarLord
And of course looking for"skiled workers" on the CHEAP! - WarLord
Raise wages and skilled workers come running - WarLord
Jason Griffey
That time you get excited about something you see online and go to add it to Pinboard, only to realize you added it literally a year ago.
hahaha happens to me all the time! - RepoRat
yeah - WarLord
I'll often write great new ideas in my journal, only to find out later I've duplicated an existing entry almost word for word. - Ken Morley
In fact, you you wrote this same tweet 4 years ago. - Todd Hoff
Look at the bright side, consistency is good #memorynotsomuch - WarLord
Sarah G.
Btw, there's a squirrel in my duct work. A critter gitter has been engaged, but also considering just jamming a cat in there to get it.
A squirrel in my ductwork... #bandname #noveltitle or new #euphemism - WarLord
but then you will have to jam a dog in after it. and a cow after that. or however that song goes - Sir Shuping is just sir
Stoat. - Spidra Webster
If you shove a cat in your ductwork... New children's book? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
or an adult film. - Big Joe Silence
I want to hug this thread - MoTO: Team Marina
Wait, I saw this episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"... - Corinne L
I would be a tad bit afraid that your pest infestations seem to be larger and larger rodents. I hope they don't work up to capybara. - sglassme
No ground hog yet. Yet. - Sarah G.
We could send you ours. - Catherine Pellegrino
While looking up how to spell "capybara" I learned that they prefer to live in herds. So if you have a capybara infestation, you are in for a world of hurt. - sglassme
I wouldn't mind a pet Capybara. I saw a woman on TLC with one. Of course, that was on "My Strange Addiction..." - Sarah G.
Victor Ganata
I mean, if we really have no faith in any of our institutions and it's all just partisan hackery, then America is definitely very dead.
You're right about that too. We need to stop the total support along party lines neither side has all the answers. I am proud to be a Republican, but I don't support all of the party line positions. I am also proud to be an American, but I recognize the pitfalls of blind patriotism. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
It seems likely that that ship has sailed when the vast majority of people assume all of government is utterly corrupt and the mechanisms and institutions of democracy and justice are non-functional and not worth saving. We're just riding out the death throes, really. - Victor Ganata
Seems pretty obvious in retrospect that constantly proclaiming the government can't do anything right is a self-fulfilling prophecy. - Victor Ganata
This isn't a both-sides-do-it argument, either. There's a definite asymmetry to the fall of the American empire. When historians look back, I suspect it will be readily apparent that one party actively destroyed people's faith in the institutions of government while the other party failed to counteract this and clung to the delusion of being able to keep neoliberal policy sustainable, indirectly destroying people's faith in the institutions of government. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
This conversation started over Rick Perry who we both agree is an idiot. The fact that the Democrats in Travis Co. support the prosecutor after all that has transpired speaks volumes. Alan Dershowitz even thinks it's idiocy. This is what he had to say about it. "This is another example of the criminalization of party differences," said Dershowitz, a prominent scholar on United States... more... - Eric Logan
You have any proof that the special prosecutor previously hired by GHWB as assistant U.S. attorney and recommended by Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn for U.S. atty of the Western District of Texas has decided to pursue this case based solely on politicization? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Special prosecutor in Perry case known as thorough, dogged attorney - Houston Chronicle - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Whether you really did stop watching Fox News or not, you sure are echoing their talking points. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's just what all you guys like to say. I don't watch hardly anything on TV I read. - Eric Logan
That Fox news dog whistle I used. according to you I never heard of this guy when I tried to elucidate it. I have also never seen him on Fox news have you ? - Eric Logan
Well, it could be coincidence. It happens. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Seriously, insinuating that a special prosecutor is in it out of pure political motivation is a pretty serious allegation. It's clearly meant to erode confidence in the justice system. And it works. Lots of liberals and conservatives have little-to-no faith in the criminal justice system. Just something to think about as the country enters the last stages of collapse. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Guy who repeats everything AGW blogs say (usually without citing his blog sources) is a parrot? Gasp. - Andrew C (✔)
I'm willing to entertain the unlikely possibility that he came up with his ideas all by himself and it's just pure coincidence that they resemble Fox News talking points because I'm silly like that. And to be fair, as far as AGW is concerned, he usually does post links to denialist sites. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Unlikely possibility. I found the Axelrod Tweet on the Dailly Kos complaining about how he was helping the right wing propaganda machine which is a laugher in and of itself. Especially in light of the fact that this post is about partisanship, I found the Dershowitz quote here. ==> - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Seriously? You were going to use the word "fact" with a link to Newsmax? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
You asked me where it came from after speculating it was from Fox News. Fact means he said it. Did he not say it ? Dershowitz writes for Newsmax BTW. At the same time that the Daily Kos is trying to pull Axelrod back in line. It's too funny. Pretty soon we will have denialist Politicians whenever they don't tow the party line ? - Eric Logan
It's not about "toeing the line". It's about guys like Dershowitz and Axelrod speculating out of their ass when you know they haven't seen the evidence or heard the testimony. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Speculating out of their ass. Are you projecting again ? LOL - Eric Logan
What, you think Dershowitz or Axelrod have actually seen the evidence or read the testimony? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
No I think you're projecting. What does it matter what they think he was indicted he should resign and they should keep Lehmberg. LOL - Eric Logan
The law says Perry can stay governor even if he's convicted (although presumably the legislature will remove him). I think I'm OK with waiting for the criminal justice system to do its thing here. I think the people who want to delegitimize the process are the ones with politically motivated agenda. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That's not what the Democrats are calling for and once again I agree with you. I also think he should be removed if he is convicted. I think Lehmberg remaining in office is so egregious that I was actively looking for bi partisan support for Perry on this one issue. Thankfully I found some. Have a nice night. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Perry is within his rights to stay in office as much as Lehmberg is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Drunk driving in Texas is almost a rite of passage So Lehmberg is NOT equivalent.. plus of course at least 2 other (Republican) County Attorneys convicted for same were NOT called out by Perry - WarLord
Let me spell it out: if the indictment is nothing but a politically motivated sideshow then this requires one to believe McCrum and/or Richardson and/or the grand jury are either grossly incompetent or on the take from Democrats, suggesting that Texas doesn't really have a functioning justice system and it's just the Wild, Wild West with rival factions (figuratively) shooting at each... more... - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Christine Lu
RT @Alheri: @christinelu 2. Longer term make sure geeky girls are cool: films with female techy heroes, 3. Shareholders to press for gender balance 2/
The long term "cure" for brogrammer herd mentality is gender balance. Tough duty for those first ones breaking the "hoodie ceiling" - WarLord
Christine Lu
...maybe i'm too hard on brogrammers. maybe they just don't know how to act around women. who wants to help develop a workshop around this?
Living your life only best relating to machinery is not a good way to learn social skills or impulse control - WarLord
Not just around women. - Todd Hoff
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
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Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
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Congratulations to them! - joey
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Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
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Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Steve and 4 other people
Can someone help me understand how dumping ice water on famous peoples heads helps save other non-famous people with ALS?
I would rather see a video of them writing the donation check. ;) - Janet
As someone who lost someone close to me from ALS and has tried to raise awareness/money for over 5 years, it's good that at least some attention is being paid to it. Even if a few people actually donate the cash, it's more than if the ice bucket challenge never happened. - Johnny from iPhone
Taylor Swift did it with 25 other friends and donated $2500. The video has over 200,000 likes in 2 hours. - Johnny from iPhone
This from Salon on that very question: The truth about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” via @Salon - WarLord
I get what the two negative people said in the article but ALS/MND doesn't have a large attention share to detract from and raising money for it is hard. The dude's dad died and he isn't a fan? My boss's husband died from it and she's a massive fan. - Johnny from iPhone
If you can't see Wall Street's cold dead hand in the killing of a black kid in Missouri.. Then maybe this Lyndon Johnson quote: "...''I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look...
Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you." - WarLord
Takers and makers The 48% buying the election - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Talking about police militarization but refusing to talk about the underlying racism is not really talking about Ferguson.
True but be clear the intent of militarized police is to protect Wall Street, the rich the propertied class wants to be protected from the rabble -they will make no color distinction when that time to protect their enclaves comes - WarLord
It's funny what color skin the rabble tends to have, tho - Victor Ganata from iPhone
its very very clear to the outside world that america is totally racist and the policy is formulated to suppress the colored people !! How else does a white man carry an assult rifle and a black man gets shot for looking at a rifle in walmart >?? come one. srly.. peeps.. how many Black peeps have gone on killing sprees.. lets start with Columbine.. and take it from there.. .. Nobody wants to rake up the dirt... USA is fucked in more ways then one - Peter Dawson
Right now Wall Street controls the conversation and they keep the permanent underclass divided fighting among ourselves Race is a useful way for them to keep us stupid!! Today the occupying army in #FERGUSON is white on black Tomorrow..? - WarLord
Oh, I'm familiar with the divide-and-conquer tactic, but it only serves the powers-that-be to ignore the inciting grievances. Remember that we're where we are because a cop shot and killed an unarmed black kid. - Victor Ganata
We are here because Wall Street runs the world. And for America's drama to play out as Wall Street wrote it POC will die violently at he hands of occupying armies of police and when that is no longer effective at distracting us something similarly barbaric will spontaneously appear to keep us stupid or American Idol will return for another season.... - WarLord
Yes, let's pretend Michael Brown wasn't killed. - Victor Ganata
Let's be real: imperialism and colonialism and slavery throughout the history of the world has disproportionately and primarily detrimentally affected people-of-color. Sweeping that under the rug serves no one but the powers-that-be. I'm not needlessly injecting race into this issue to be unnecessarily divisive. It's been there. It has always been there. - Victor Ganata
^This. - Alix May
Wall. Street. *head desk* Didn't I have something to say about that this morning? Oh, well. - Anika
Sorry, Anika, I missed it. I just saw it now. - Victor Ganata
I'll have a crack at addressing it. Wall Street is a symptom of this, not the cause. The reason that a town like Ferguson has tanks is people are scared. A white guys goes into Target with a gun, he is exercising his 2nd Amendment rights. A black man does the same and he is immediately seen as a threat. The idea of a "well armed black militia" would freak a good portion of population... more... - Johnny
The reason a town like Ferguson has MRAP's is because of the war on drugs PERIOD. The reason the Army has surplus MRAP's to give to municipality's is because that's what our government has spent in tax dollars with the defense industry in support of our troops policing Iraq and Afghanistan. Is it a good idea ? Probably not. - Eric Logan
The "War On Drugs" is rarely ever about drugs... and the reason the military has that spending power is the same reason as my original point, just on a larger scale. - Johnny
Privatizing prisons that may be a function of Wall Street and the incarceration rate is increasing because it's profitable. Look up UNICOR. Tax payer funded labor is hard to compete with. - Eric Logan
They are great guys though they give back to the community they incarcerate. ==> Why Buy UNICOR UNICOR is a critical component of the Bureau of Prisons’ comprehensive efforts to improve offender reentry. By providing inmates the skills needed to join the workforce upon release, UNICOR reduces recidivism and helps curb the rising costs of corrections. Social Value Your purchases generate... more... - Eric Logan
Who is disproportionately affected when the Pentagon starts a war? Who is disproportionately affected by both the foreign and domestic portions of the War on Drugs? Who is disproportionately represented in prisons? - Victor Ganata
Poor people it's not as black and white as you seem to think it is. It's green. - Eric Logan
And the cop didn't need an MRAP or a machine gun to kill Michael Brown. - Victor Ganata
A function, maybe, but still done with permission. Prisons can be privatised because people want to be safe but don't want to pay for it. The cheapest, fastest solution. Out of sight, out of mind. It's convenient to simply blame "the government" and "Wall Street" but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the citizens and tax payers for allowing it to occur in their name. - Johnny
Even Rand Paul admits that black and brown people are disproportionately incarcerated. - Victor Ganata
There is absolutely no doubt about that. Go sit in an American courtroom and you will understand why. Poor and often uneducated people who depend on the government namely public defenders who get them to plead guilty to petty crimes to get out of jail instead of fighting the charges like the educated and affluent do. Once they are in the system they have a hard time getting out usually for financial reasons. - Eric Logan
Well, that and cops are more likely to arrest black and brown people in the first place. - Victor Ganata
When you cut education funding, which communities are more likely to affected? When you cut municipal administrative funding, what do you think happens to public defenders and to courthouses? (The jails and the prisons, though, as you say, remain quite profitable.) - Victor Ganata
The statistics are what they are, but you can't discount the cultural factor the kids get in the system sooner are more likely to be convicted because they can't post bond. etc. They often plead guilty after being in jail on a charge at a young age just to get out of jail which gets them into the for profit probation system. There are lots of studies out there about exposure to childhood risk factors and disparities in incarceration. - Eric Logan
Sure, but how do they get into the system in the first place? To quote Rand Paul: "Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even if inadvertently, skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention. Our prisons are full of black and brown men and women who are serving inappropriately long and harsh sentences for non-violent mistakes in their youth." - Victor Ganata
He's right. 80 % of the disproportionate Crack Cocaine sentences are Black offenders. You do realize he is a registered Republican with a mean Libertarian streak ? - Eric Logan
Yes, I know who Rand Paul. If even he is willing to accept that there is systemic racist injustice in this country, that's how obvious it must be. - Victor Ganata
It's the policies in these inner cities that got us here together. That is obvious, like way obvious. - Eric Logan
But it all comes back down to asking why, when confronted by an unarmed black kid, a cop's instinctual response was to shoot at him not just once but until he was dead on the ground? - Victor Ganata
I don't know enough about the facts of the case to comment on what happened, how or why ? The debate that is raging around the incidents aftermath seems to have overtaken the actual event from my vantage point. If it was my 18 year old kid I would be outraged. I have not read a definitive account of what actually happened between the cop and the kid. - Eric Logan
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