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Jesse Malin does not seem to be getting better. :(

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At first I thought Glencore might be even better passes than Glenclose at Phish's Mondegreen.

Also, Bryan Adams is NOT metal.

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When I read the headline I thought glencore was a musical subgenre of bands that play metal versions of Glen Campbell songs and that such bands were not well received by the audience at a headbanger festival.

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Not well received? Pshaw !!

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I thought Glencore was the evolution of Normcore. I could even see the perfect example of Glencore in my mind, a white guy with a sorry haircut, unfortunately shaped eyeglasses and and ill-fitting button front shirt. Imagine my surprise

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did you just describe Glenn from letterkenny?

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Why yes, I think I did. Except in Bushwick, it would be done ironically and the trousers would be Prada, everything else from L Train Vintage or somewhere more obscure

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Come on, the lines

"And I need you more than want you

And I want you for all time"

will reduce the most metal of metalheads to quivering jelly.

(Also Jimmy Webb wrote 'em.)

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Especially as sung by Glenn Danzig.

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"The borrow fee on DJT shares (for selling short) continues to fall. Current quote is below 150%. Let's be clear, that is still insanely high and usurious, but it is what it is. It’s a market rate set by supply and demand.

DJT is now trading at $35.50 per share, which is 10x to 100x what it is worth in any rational evaluation. Ditto about supply and demand. [I keep saying this stock is worth about $.15 a share!]

If the borrow rate is a leading indicator of the stock price, DJT is headed into the $20s, on its way lower.

The “lower” borrow fee for shorting DJT is down from peak/panic rates of 600% to 800% just a few days ago. A speculator hoping to “farm” DJT stock and collect borrow fees to offset the risk will now receive about 50%-67% of the 150%, lets call it 100%. That is less than .33% of the equity value of the position per day. That’s below 10c per day per share -- a very poor risk/reward given the weakness of the DJT shares in the market now that the novelty and volatility has worn off."

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/this-indicator-on-trumps-stock-may-hint-at-further-collapse

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Can anyone explain why the company wasn't forced to disclose all the information that came out after going public prior to going public? Is it just corruption? Are the rules governing SPACs just that bonkers? Do we have any regulations on trading that have teeth?

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I was also surprised that the whole "we've got no subscribers, no money, and no hope for the future" was released after the stock went public. It's probably part of the SPAC rules, but who knows for sure?

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Nobody naked shorts anymore. It's all hedged. Options players are pushing it around, along with meme players. I's a small float, so easy to do.

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One-company towns are the bane of Canada's north. When they are in business, they poison everyone, and the minute the price of whatever commodity they are ripping from the ground goes down, they leave, leaving nothing. No other work. People with homes they can't sell, small businesses they can't sustain. And for the most part, the company is subsidized by both provincial and federal government.

Resource-based economies are the shits for the people who actually extract the resources.

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I looked at Canada's tarsand extraction on the map, and they're just circles of expanding death. Horrible to see.

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Ok, taxes are FILED! Filed mine a couple of weeks ago, worked with my pal to file hers, and worked with my sweetie to file hers. All done as of yesterday evening, and my oh my what a nice burden it is to have that off our shoulders!

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Yeah, Definitely an accomplishment that turns out is mandatory! Pressure! I worry that I'm a dimbass and will make a costly mistake, so I pay folks to do mine, even though they should be pretty simple, I'm tax dumb.

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Non-experts, even lawyers, can make mistakes. One year we were paid $3,000 by Law and Order, Criminal Intent to use our apartment for three days to film a couple of scenes. I reported it as income, but an accountant later told me I didn’t have to report it because it was under two weeks.

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I like how the French words to the Canadian national anthem have nothing to do with the English version. Maybe this band should come up with a metal rendition.

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"Glencore" sounds like a more specific version of Normcore for guys named Glen

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For me 'tis an air by Rob Burns

Will ya nae return to Glencore again

Afore the winter snows

Where the rooks rests and the falcolm soar

Will ya nae to bonny Glencore!??!!

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I know a Glenn who resembles that remark.

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I laughed way louder than I meant to at C IS FOR COOKIE!!

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It's good enough for me!

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Sometimes the moon looks like a cookie, but you can't eat that!

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it's Lochness MUNSTER!

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The lyrics are definitely in French. I found a linky here:

https://guhntwei.bandcamp.com/track/tueurs-denfants

P.S. 𝘵𝘶𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘥'𝘦𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 translates to "killers of children."

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There was this one time...at band camp..

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Fukui's ideas

of senryu are incorrect.

Also, he's an ass.

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senryu three syllables or two?

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Three. For purposes of counting syllables, for haiku, for instance, the n in sen counts as a syllable.

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2, mostly. It's like an elision not a full syllable.

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Going house-hunting with the Missus soon. Went for a nice walk on the beach with her, and with the woman who’s taking care of our Shiba Inu. I miss that pup-I really want to get our own place soon so we can reunite the pack.

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Best wishes to find something really nice, really soon, at a great price!!

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OK, now I really AM heading back to my chores, honor bright!

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻

https://www.politicususa.com/2024/04/13/even-the-new-york-times-poll-shows-big-momentum-for-biden.html

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"Why Momentum Now Spells Doom For Biden In November." -- Tomorrow's NYT analysis.

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Pretty sure Biden will win easily. of course afterwards, we'll be treated to two years of wailing and gnashing of teeth over massive election fraud!

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We can't afford to count on that 'til President Joe is sworn in in January 2025. The Republican Party and the rest of America's enemies are hell bent on stealing this election, especially now that they know how ea$y it is.

As for GOP/MAGAt snowflakery, fuck that noise. I ignore it now and I'll ignore it then. Let 'em bitch.

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THIS RIGHT HERE 👆👆👆

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Eyes on the prize, people...

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Diners at this Akron Waffle House are bucking the trend of Biden's improving poll numbers. We'll be placing their quotes above the fold.

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Do we still have "folds"?

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Some of us seem to have more every year.

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The other night, something I've never seen before: weird looking dude got on the subway holding a large bong and proceeded to distribute business cards for buying Nitrous Oxide.

Drugs are live and well in NYC, apparently.

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I had a friend who lived in Manhattan in the 70's. There was a bike messenger service that would deliver drugs to your home, marijuana and cocaine for the most part.

It was called Mr. Goodrush.

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Was there a Phish show in town?

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Either is OK by Republicans, especially since nothing whatsoever will be done about it...

𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽 𝗨𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿-𝗮-𝗟𝗮𝗴𝗼 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿

https://www.politicususa.com/2024/04/13/trump-marines-fundraiser.html

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"U.S. Marines provided a color guard and static display at a nonpolitical event hosted by a non-profit, at the Mar-a-Lago Club.

Support was approved by Marine Reserve HQ.

The event was neither a political fundraiser, nor was the 45th President of the US in attendance."

per ron filiposwwki on x

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Fake Marines. No medals or ribbons, not even a Pizza Stain. The last eligibility period for that one (GWOT) only ended fifteen months ago, all the non-coms would have definitely qualified. And one would expect that at least the two sergeants in an honor guard for a former President to have Good Conduct medals as well. Also, one of the guys on the end is not wearing his cover correctly, and we Marines are kinda anal about that.

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The Marine Corps has confirmed that they are, in fact, real Marines.

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Well spotted. Thank you for confirming that this is yet more Republican "stolen valor" bullshit.

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That was just the first thing that I saw. Looking more closely there's tons of stuff that's wrong. No military alignment, misaligned insignia, the EGA's appear to be for officers, one alleged non-com is wearing a non-rate's buckle, and his cover clearly doesn't fit, and none of them are standing like Marines. It's possible that these guys are former military, but they ain't Marines.

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Are there any penalties for impersonating a Marine, that you know of?

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Don't wear it if you didn't earn it.

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Depends on whether there's a Marine or two nearby when you do it

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More fraud from a convicted fraud? I am shocked.

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Lying is a reflex with Republicans.

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Defendant PAB appears to lead the way, but really is just the latest in a long line.

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Semper Faux.

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Can you imagine if a Democrat did that? The outrage? Inconceivable!

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The GOP would be calling for public flogging followed by firing squad

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"To the stocks with him!"

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Stollen valor.

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A valor is the guy that fetches your audermobil.

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*applauds*

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considering Trump accepted a purple heart, or was it another military award, from a former service member, this does not surprise me

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"Stolen valor," in all its aspects, is so very much a Republican thing.

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Well, since he's still president it's perfectly fine for him to have the military there.

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Good points. A fake honor-guard for a fake "President" with no honor.

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This is what happens when you try to dress a pool boy in a uniform.

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