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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:20 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 25 February 2021 - 06:34 PM, said:

Just a couple of crazies written about in my local paper today:

California schools official promoted extremist 9/11 and Holocaust conspiracies...also wrote book about Freemasons. Plus ran a grifter charter school operation.

Sacramento deputies uncover massive arsenal at a private home...more than 100 weapons and dynamite...glad I don't live near him.

California schools one is paywalled. Arsenal collector/patriot wasn’t
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:17 AM

View Postandydp, on 25 February 2021 - 10:20 PM, said:

California schools one is paywalled. Arsenal collector/patriot wasn’t

Well that's stupid. Same newspaper. I won't cut and paste the whole article because it's quite long and comprehensive. Here's something from another source. It hits the highlights.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:27 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 26 February 2021 - 11:17 AM, said:

Well that's stupid. Same newspaper. I won't cut and paste the whole article because it's quite long and comprehensive. Here's something from another source. It hits the highlights.

It's rare I get a visceral reaction to a photo (well, at least of a person compared to birds and other natural subjects) but the instant his pic popped up on my monitor I was hit with a feeling of disgust. I know that's completely unfair but seriously, he creeps me right the f*** out. Like creeped out to the point where I wouldn't leave him alone with a woman ... or a child, man, pet, farm animal, potted plant, ...
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:35 PM

View PostLFC, on 26 February 2021 - 04:27 PM, said:

It's rare I get a visceral reaction to a photo (well, at least of a person compared to birds and other natural subjects) but the instant his pic popped up on my monitor I was hit with a feeling of disgust. I know that's completely unfair but seriously, he creeps me right the f*** out. Like creeped out to the point where I wouldn't leave him alone with a woman ... or a child, man, pet, farm animal, potted plant, ...

It's the eyes...and yet he kept getting hired.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:33 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 26 February 2021 - 04:35 PM, said:



It's the eyes...and yet he kept getting hired.

Reminds me of that painting in Ghostbusters II
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 09:12 AM

Is email making us miserable? An interesting take about the increasing demands on workers and how it affects health. Add Zoom calls in (and all the rest) and maybe it's time to act like the French.
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Posted 04 March 2021 - 09:42 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 04 March 2021 - 09:12 AM, said:

Is email making us miserable? An interesting take about the increasing demands on workers and how it affects health. Add Zoom calls in (and all the rest) and maybe it's time to act like the French.

I'm reading this as I'm sitting on a massive Zoom meeting, while checking email, and having an active discussion on MS-Teams. I should probably minimize that spreadsheet until things settle out a bit.
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Posted 04 March 2021 - 11:02 AM

View PostLFC, on 04 March 2021 - 09:42 AM, said:

I'm reading this as I'm sitting on a massive Zoom meeting, while checking email, and having an active discussion on MS-Teams. I should probably minimize that spreadsheet until things settle out a bit.

I miss the old days when you could safely tell yourself.."No reason to call his/her office because the receptionist won't be there to take the call." Then you just put the call on a list of things to do tomorrow and went home secure in the knowledge that no one expects you to do anything else. (It wasn't really that simple but calling a person at home in the evening or on a weekend about work was an exceptional thing, not done as a matter of course.)

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 01:37 PM

This really got to me. But of course, it’s Texas...

https://www.newsweek...t-whine-1573706

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A Texas high school assignment on "chivalry" that told female students to "obey any reasonable request of a male" and to dress to "please" male students, has been pulled.

The task had required students in the Shallowater Independent School District (SISD), in Lubbock County, to follow a set of rules for "Chivalry Day."

A photo, purporting to show the details of the assignment, was posted on Twitter on Wednesday. It showed a list of 11 tasks that girls would have to perform.

Female students were asked to "dress in a feminine manner to please the men," "not complain or whine" and "obey any reasonable request of a male," according to the picture.

Other duties girls were expected to carry out included walking behind men "as if their feet were bound," "clean up after the men" and "bring in root beer, ginger ale or sparkling cider for the gentlemen in their class."

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The stated purpose of the assignment was to demonstrate "to the school how the code of chivalry and standards set in the medieval concept of courtly love carries over into the modern day."

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It was not immediately clear whether male students were given a similar assignment by the teacher and if they would also have a checklist to complete.

Re that last paragraph, somehow I doubt it.
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Posted 04 March 2021 - 02:24 PM

That must a unique Texas version of chivalry. I thought chivalry was opening the door for a female, not cussing in a female's presence...

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 02:42 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 04 March 2021 - 02:24 PM, said:

That must a unique Texas version of chivalry. I thought chivalry was opening the door for a female, not cussing in a female's presence...

I thought you just took your Stetson off.
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 02:49 PM

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The task had required students in the Shallowater Independent School District (SISD)

Is that Shallowater or shallow gene pool?
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 03:49 PM

I know we've discussed this somewhere before but since searching no longer works I can't find the thread. (Using a google search with "site://talkradiosucks.com" didn't bring up what I wanted.) Anyway it's about how John Deere has effectively adopted the subscription model by ensuring their equipment cannot be repaired by 3rd parties.

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My grandfather was also a man of his word. But farmers are having a hard time taking John Deere at its word these days. Three years ago, the big farm equipment industry trade groups in which Deere and their dealers figure prominently—the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Equipment Dealers Association—signed a “Statement of Principles.” That voluntary agreement promised that they would address farmers’ concerns about restrictions on repair, and says that we could get full access to new software tools that would allow us to fix most problems by January 2021.

Then, over the last few months, dealers and manufacturers put on presentations for local farm groups to tout these new tools—for example, a software tool called John Deere Customer Service Advisor, which allows you to do some, but not all, repairs.

But despite the “Statement of Principles,” farmers often can’t buy these repair tools, even when they request them by name from a dealer. Clearly, a voluntary agreement is not enough. We need the support of our legislators and the force of law to get access to what we need to fix our equipment.

That’s why I testified last week in front of the Nebraska legislature in favor of Right to Repair legislation. The reforms included in the bill will give farmers access to what they need, including the complete software tools, to repair their equipment.


Welcome to the free market. Don't like it? Buy somebody else's machine. Not really an option for you for some reason (like no local dealer)? Well, buddy, then you are SOL.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 04:04 PM

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The stated purpose of the assignment was to demonstrate "to the school how the code of chivalry and standards set in the medieval concept of courtly love carries over into the modern day."

Hm. I ask myself whether that purpose was achieved.
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Posted 04 March 2021 - 04:28 PM

View PostLFC, on 04 March 2021 - 03:49 PM, said:

I know we've discussed this somewhere before but since searching no longer works I can't find the thread. (Using a google search with "site://talkradiosucks.com" didn't bring up what I wanted.) Anyway it's about how John Deere has effectively adopted the subscription model by ensuring their equipment cannot be repaired by 3rd parties.
Welcome to the free market. Don't like it? Buy somebody else's machine. Not really an option for you for some reason (like no local dealer)? Well, buddy, then you are SOL.

Here's a rehash of the recently passed Massachusets law.


Right To Repair Legislation Introduced In 14 States | 2021-02-12 | NOLN (fenderbender.com)
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

Margaret Thatcher


(Select anyone who gets blind loyalty from followers/voters) "...is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."(Manchurian candidate)



"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

FB posting


Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

FB Posting



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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. Marcus Tullius Cicero


What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

Donald Trump

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Pres Donald J Trump, Joint Base Andrews 1/20/21


I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous





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