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  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 5:17pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Quigley says
CNN is fake news.
Just turn it off.

I agree.

Foreign news about the US is generally better than US news these days, though you can often see TDS creeping in there as well.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 5:33pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

ThreeBays says
In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.

@ThreeBays One problem with that idea, aside from the inherent contradiction, is the creeping expansion of the definition of "intolerance" to serve the interests of people in power. Or people who want power.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 5:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yes, the smoke is pretty bad at times. It's more of a problem in the Central Valley, but even San Francisco gets quite a bit of it. Can't be good to be breathing that for weeks on end.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 10:39am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
the creeping expansion of the definition of "intolerance" to serve the interests of people in power. Or people who want power.

To be a little clearer, witch hunters need to find witches, or they're out of funding and out of a job.

Meaning that all the university and corporate offices charged with enforcing political correctness with are in dire daily need of "oppressed" minorities and "oppressed" women, and if they can't find them, they will invent them. But actual cases of discrimination against white people and men will be ignored and dismissed, because such discrimination cannot be used to gain funding and power for those offices.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 12:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@TrumpCuck Sorry I had to delete a comment marked personal, because it really was personal, but have to quote this for posterity because I couldn't help laughing out loud:

If he has a Christian bone in his body, it belongs to his priest :)
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 12:29pm   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

MisterLefty says
Democrats, however, remain a mystery. We watch them hesitate at crucial moments, betray the movements that support them, and even try to suppress the leaders and ideas that generate any kind of populist electricity. Not only do they seem uninterested in doing their duty toward the middle class, but sometimes we suspect they don’t even want to win.

Call me paranoid, but I do suspect that the Democratic Party has been co-opted by billionaires who, in exchange for unlimited funding, want only a few simple things:

1. Absolutely no mention by Democrats of how the working class has been screwed over by the export of jobs to China and the import of illegals, who drive down wages
2. Continuous division of voters by various markers of identity to prevent any unified challenge to the oligarchs
3. Continuous blame of white people, especially the poorest, for "racism" as a way to justify harming them
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 3:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

zzyzzx says
Women who often have sex have better memories

Of course memories of sex are better than the memories of celibacy, which are boring.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 4:17pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TrumpCuck says

The American "left" is an almost entirely imaginary entity that exists most powerfully in the mind of those easily manipulated by the media. Congrats on that ;)

Lol, if you want them to appear (and to beat the shit out of you, so you can be certain they are real) try walking around with a MAGA hat.

C'mon, prove me wrong!
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 7:56pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Headline: God Answers Prayer Of Crippled Boy
Subheadline: "No" Says God

"My father can beat up your father."
"Oh yeah? Well my father IS your father."

You should not judge anyone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you'll be a mile away, and you'll have their shoes.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 9:02pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

3 separate jokes. Too lazy to post individually.

Jack and Jill went up the hill, each with a dollar and a quarter. Jill came back with $2.50

What's brown and rhymes with snoop? Dr. Dre

So I think to myself, why is that frisbee getting larger? Then it hits me.

Doc, how long do i have?
5 what?
4, 3, 2...

Build a man a campfire and he'll be warm for a night.
Set him on fire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 9:12am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I wish could get publicly censored like that!
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 9:30am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I was on the subway, sitting on a newspaper. A guy comes over and asks "Are you reading that?" I didn't know what to say. So I said yes, stood up, turned the page, and sat down again.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 9:30am   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Whenever anyone says I look familiar, I respond with "Do you watch porn?"
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 9:35am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Two Irishmen walk out of a bar.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 10:23am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Maybe it's an opportunity for some store to advertise "We don't pester you at checkout."
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 10:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

They are fighting the internet though, a system designed to withstand nuclear attack.

There are a few strangleholds:

* DNS names (like
* IP address allocation
* SSL certificates
* search engines, to make it easy to find things

But these are not insurmountable problems. I can imagine various ways of getting around them while keeping it relatively easy for everyone to use. Bittorrent was a great idea, just needs to be a bit better hidden so it cannot be blocked.

Steganography (hiding info in other info, like images) could also work well. It would be hilarious to use the existing infrastructure of Google, etc to distribute information that they explicitly want to censor for political reasons. After all, Google does not create any information on its own, it simply scans and indexes the creative work of other people.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 10:33am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

In 2014, Stephen Harper signed a $14-billion deal to manufacture armoured vehicles for the Saudis in a London, Ont., factory that had previously built vehicles for the Canadian military in Afghanistan.

The Liberals did their hypocritical best to keep the secretive deal quiet, but the arrangement seems to violate Canadian law, which is supposed to prevent us from selling weapons to countries that violate human rights.

Thanks to the methodical reporting of the Globe and Mail’s Steven Chase, and not our see-no-evil government, we have learned that the Saudis appear to be using Canadian weapons against Yemenis and their own Shia minority.

Canada is hardly alone in this. Since 1945, when MBS’s grandfather sealed a deal with Franklin D. Roosevelt on the deck of an American warship, the Saudis have been trading oil for weapons and greasing the palms of fixers, lobbyists and retired politicians of all stripes in western capitals.

The colossal volume of money involved helps explain why Western politicians and media organizations treat Saudi human rights violations differently from the nearly identical human rights violations committed by Iran, for example. Saudis may have been behind the September 11 attacks, but they can always be relied on to endow a presidential library, bankroll a foundation, endow a university research chair or fund a think tank. This is how K Street lobbyists pay for their houses on Martha’s Vineyard.

READ MORE: Canada decries mass execution in Saudi Arabia which killed 47

Obama angered the Saudis when he made a deal to normalize relations with Iran in exchange for controls over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump, who makes money off the Saudis, ripped up that deal and has cozied up to MBS and announced $300 billion in new arms sales.

It was not surprising, then, that the United States did not have Canada’s back when MBS expelled our ambassador, ordered Saudi students home and suspended air travel.

MBS decided to go after Canada after our foreign affairs department sent a Tweet asking the Saudis to “immediately release” human rights activists the Saudis have locked up, including Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for writing blog posts critical of the government. Badawi’s wife is a Canadian citizen who lives in Quebec along with the couple’s three children.

MBS is likely doing this because he’s a hothead, because the Americans can’t be bothered to keep him in check and because it acts as a useful nationalist distraction for the hotheads at home.

To that end, he launched a laughable anti-Canada social media campaign, the highlight of which was a semi-official Twitter account sending an image of a passenger plane headed for the CN Tower, threatening a terrorist attack on Toronto.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland responded, quite properly, by reiterating her call for MBS to respect human rights.

She needs to now take the obvious next step.

The Saudi government has one of the worst human rights records in the world. It oppresses women and minorities and exports religious extremism. It has beheaded 600 people since 2014, including some who lost their heads for political crimes, non-violent drug offences and sorcery.

We should never have started selling them armoured vehicles and should stop immediately.

Trump has done many great things for the US, but he has failed at holding the Saudis accountable for their mass murder of Americans on 9/11.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 12:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsOfWompWomp says
City Minority Study (over 15% leads to increased mistrust and crime, including in and among the Majority itself)

@TwoScoopsOfWompWomp do you have a link for that? I can't find it, but then of course I would expect it to be censored search indexes because it does not fit The Narrative, the same way they censor Alex Jones.

Believing that what we are allowed to see is being censored is no longer paranoia, but provable fact.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 1:29pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

MrMagic says
Democrats can't handle the truth, specially when it interferes with their pre-determined narrative.

The Narrative is a religion, and thus impervious to truth.

I'm convinced that The Narrative of bad white men spoiling the feminist-and-people-of-color Garden of Eden with their ineradicable Original Sin of racism is actually a subconscious echo of Christianity. It is a replacement for the religion which the Left has rejected, but actually deeply misses because it gave them something to believe in and a path to salvation.

And so they create a new religion. It gives them a story which lets them feel good about themselves, and lets them feel justified in hating others.

The story is mostly false, but to publicly question it is painful, and will result in expulsion from the group, and perhaps expulsion from a university or getting fired from a job.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 1:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It would be great if one renegade paper dissented, pointing out correctly that the press has in fact abandoned all objectivity in reporting about Trump, and thus has abandoned journalism itself.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 2:01pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You can't stop drinking if you never start.

I don't drink anymore. I don't drink any less, either.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy

But ossifer, I thought you said you didn't want to come back here again tonight!

When I read about the evils of drinking, it makes me want to stop reading.

My grandmother is 80 and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks straight from the bottle.

How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman? None.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 3:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Thanks, I appreciate the tips!

Always looking for ways around censorship.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 6:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Clearly the solution is for the smoker to share with your next door neighbor. She would definitely chill out. Alternately, she could suggest edibles to the guy.

But seriously, I have a neighbor who poisons the whole neighborhood by burning wet wood. The police won't deal with it because fireplaces are legal and they say he actually has the right to annoy the neighborhood that way, increasing everyone's cancer risk. People talk about it on, but he still does it. The only recourse is on "spare the air" days, when it's forbidden to use the fireplace.

BTW, woodsmoke is pretty deadly, much worse than tobacco smoke. Pot smoke is strangely harmless for the most part. I don't understand it, but no one can seem to prove that pot smoke causes lung cancer.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 6:31pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What if racial bias can save your life? Is it still wrong?
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 6:43pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Can I sue my neighbor in small claims court for filling the neighborhood with smoke from his fireplace?
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 6:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

CBOEtrader says
Would those genetic changes be heritable?

Yes, actual changes in human genes, say in the germline (eggs and sperm). So they would be heritable.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 7:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I suppose by collection of evidence over a long period of time, showing that:

1. He's the guy creating the smoke.
2. The smoke is very harmful to human health at the concentrations he creates in the neighborhood.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 10:21pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

My Polish grandmother Genevieve Chencinska had a cousin Stanley who was an officer in the Polish army when the Germans arrived. I often wondered what happened to him. I have a photo I will try to find.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 12, 10:26pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Here he is, my grandmother's cousin Stanley Patrzykat, officer in the Polish army in the 1930's. Probably killed by Germans, and if not, then by the Russians.

  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 9:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Not even after the war. Most of the Polish officers were killed by the Russians in 1940:

The massacre was prompted by NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria's proposal to execute all captive members of the Polish officer corps, dated 5 March 1940, approved by the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, including its leader, Joseph Stalin. The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000.[1] The victims were executed in the Katyn Forest in Russia, the Kalinin and Kharkiv prisons, and elsewhere. Of the total killed, about 8,000 were officers imprisoned during the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland, another 6,000 were police officers, and the rest were Polish intelligentsia the Soviets deemed to be "intelligence agents, gendarmes, landowners, saboteurs, factory owners, lawyers, officials, and priests".
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 9:21am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Aphroman says
How could they have more power?

They could have more power through control of employment, education, Wall Street, the press, and Hollywood, for starters.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 5:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Evan F. says
mell says
If you advocate for censorship you have to be against net neutrality

Who's being censored?

Comcast is a private corporation, so it should be able to block access to anything you personally say online, right?

Of course that would mean than Evan F. no longer has access to a large segment of the public, who are definitely not going to switch ISPs.

So what we'd have is partial de facto censorship of Evan F then, just on the basis of your own views. That OK with you?

As they used to say, freedom of the press belongs to those who can afford to buy one.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 5:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I agree with @curious2 - "both prefer to exploit the issue, each for their own reasons, rather than addressing it"

No matter what anyone thinks, the plunging cost of solar will render the whole thing moot pretty soon.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 7:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Battery tech is also improving rapidly. Drones were not even possible until batteries go to their present power density. Expect even more improvements.

Automan Empire says
Carbon trading "baloney" is actually a MARKET driven solution to reducing emissions, and when administered properly advances clean technology and moves it into the marketplace without stifling the smaller players in the process all without using government (tax) money. I don't believe skeptics could improve upon this or come up with a different plan that removes more pollution using less money.

Forget it. Carbon trading is pointless when it's cheaper to use solar than carbon-based fuels.

  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 13, 8:30pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

From the article linked to in the OP above:

These inroads into traditionally reliable Democrat voting blocs are giving rise to a developing existential threat to the party and its policies. And it’s all happening right under the noses of the Democrats and the press, who are too consumed by their anti-Trump extremism to see the tectonic shifts taking place.

This is very true. The Democrats entire platform lately seems to be hate for Trump.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 14, 7:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote

London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured.

Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 14, 8:52am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It's funny just how wrong the NY Times was, and is, about Trump.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 14, 9:02am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

By all objective accounts, the economy is doing extremely well under Trump. Like near all-time records well. And ordinary people are benefiting yugely, with record numbers of jobs available, and at higher wages.

Democrats and the mainstream press have no answer to those facts except more hate for Trump, as always. That's the wrong answer.

The right answer would be, "Damn, the guy's an asshole, but he's doing something right that we did not manage to do. Why didn't we?"

The probability of their continuing with the wrong answer is near 100%. And so they will keep losing elections until they reach enlightenment. I hope it happens soon.
  Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 14, 10:08am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

zzyzzx says
which I may find and repost here later.

Sure, please do repost it here, with the picture.

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