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#1 Art_Vandelay

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 10:17 AM

Tanya Roberts

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 07:14 PM

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


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#3 Art_Vandelay

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 10:12 AM

Tanya Roberts - not dead. Sorry for spreading disinformation.

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 10:15 AM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 05 January 2021 - 10:12 AM, said:

Tanya Roberts - not dead. Sorry for spreading disinformation.

Well that's damned inconsiderate of her.
" '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 05 January 2021 - 12:34 PM

OK, apparently she has died again. Tanya Roberts

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 12:40 PM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 05 January 2021 - 12:34 PM, said:

OK, apparently she has died again. Tanya Roberts

Chicks. They just can't make up their minds, am I right?
" '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."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 04:25 PM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 05 January 2021 - 12:34 PM, said:

OK, apparently she has died again. Tanya Roberts

Even Jesus didn't find that necessary.
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Posted 05 January 2021 - 05:53 PM

Schrodinger's Tanya Roberts?
"strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence"

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 09:36 PM

View PostArt_Vandelay, on 05 January 2021 - 12:34 PM, said:

OK, apparently she has died again. Tanya Roberts

Can this be a drinking game?

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Posted 05 January 2021 - 11:51 PM

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 12:43 AM

View PostRue Bella, on 05 January 2021 - 11:51 PM, said:

Is it Easter yet?

No, but maybe one of us can figure out how to cache some Easter eggs in our new board?
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 02:30 PM

An individual synonymous with the LA Dodgers of the 1970s & ‘80s, Tommy Lasorda, 93.

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:20 AM

Sheldon Adelson died at age 87. Now I really wish there was a Burn in Hell thread.
" '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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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:24 AM

View PostLFC, on 12 January 2021 - 09:20 AM, said:

Sheldon Adelson died at age 87. Now I really wish there was a Burn in Hell thread.
I went to most every COMDEX trade show from 1984 until its demise, long after Adelson inflated and sold it off to Softbank. Adelson and Dumpster were in some ways twin sons of different mothers.

Were it not for the pandemic, I'd be in his Sands Expo Center for a day this week, for CES. It's virtual this year, which has to be a momentous economic hit to the Vegas economy (last year's event was about 170K attendees and 2.5 million square feet of exhibits). But I've always hated having to spend a dime in any of his properties.
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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:32 PM

Joanne Rogers, widow of Mr. Fred Rogers.
" '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."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:50 PM

View PostLFC, on 12 January 2021 - 09:20 AM, said:

Sheldon Adelson died at age 87. Now I really wish there was a Burn in Hell thread.

Beez, is he hanging with Roger Ailes?
"strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence"

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 10:12 AM

View Postbaw1064, on 14 January 2021 - 09:50 PM, said:

Beez, is he hanging with Roger Ailes?

No he's "hanging" with Jeffrey Epstein!

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" '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."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 06:09 PM

Record producer Phil Spector, famous for the "Wall of Sound" and notorious for a murder later in life, 80, in prison.

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An official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner for San Joaquin County.

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(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

The trouble is that editors and their journalists are simply employees of large profit-seeking corporations whose executives have no idea of what "truth" is; only "ratings" or "clicks" or share price. ~Rich T Bikkies, 10/1/2020

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 01:08 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 17 January 2021 - 06:09 PM, said:

Record producer Phil Spector, famous for the "Wall of Sound" and notorious for a murder later in life, 80, in prison.

A genius who was also a terrible person...

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 03:22 PM

Hated the "Wall of Sound".
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937





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