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Someone needs to give OHJB a crash course in the proper usage of analogies and comparisons. First, he conflates Putin, a dictator with no appreciable internal opposition, and who controls what was thought to be the second most powerful military on the planet (until events proved otherwise), with Hamas, a political party with a security apparatus, that might be the 185th most powerful 'military' of 200 or so countries, that governs by committee and does have internal opposition (ex., PIJ, a vastly smaller armed organization without a political apparatus).

This leads to a false equivalency, that Russia presents the same existential threat to Ukraine that Hamas does to Israel. Which is utterly ludicrous, given how quickly the West (US, UK, the EU, NATO) rushed tens of billions in military aid to Ukraine after demonstrating a capacity to successfully resist; and how more quickly most of the same powers (US, UK, most EU members) rushed aid to Israel after Hamas's one-off raid, with no capacity what so ever to resist the predictable Israeli retaliation (unless the IDF really is stupid enough to launch a ground invasion).

It also means having to deny the relevance of 76 years of Israeli policy of aggression through wars of conquest and occupation for the purpose of colonization, against a stateless population with a negligible capacity to defend itself. A policy of absolute refusal to give Palestinians their own state, despite signing the "where's Waldo" Oslo Accords 30 years ago (as the late Uri Avnary wrote, "Israeli never signed a treaty it didn't bomb its way out of later").

Which brings us to the role that "stateless" peoples have in origins of these two conflicts. To draw from the language of the Dred Scott Decision, 'stateless people have no rights that established states are bound to respect'. Putin used a highly propagandized version of (mostly falsified) Ukrainian history to justify annexation by arguing Ukraine never was a county, and Ukrainians never had a sense of national identity, which makes them stateless people with no rights to self-determination. In doing so, Putin is repeating early Zionist propaganda that Palestinians never had a country or national identity, and set about dispossessing the locals from their lands by force, citing Scripture as if it was a property deed issued by the Almighty Himself, granting perpetual title of ownership to returning absentee landlords (Ashkenazi, whose claims to direct descendance from Palestine are very tenuous), as it were.

All of which leads to two ironies First, even in Biblical times, there never was a single 'nation of Israel'. After conquering the Holy Land, the various Tribes claimed their territories and established separate political entities (aka, 'kingdoms') which have more in common with Native American tribes, or Afghan war-lord/clans than modern notions of unified, national states. This prevailed until the Roman conquest, which reduced Palestine to province, that was later replaced by what would become the Ottoman Empire, as an administrative district. In terms Americans might understand, ancient "Israel" didn't have their Articles of Confederation (and modern Israel still doesn't have a formal Constitution).

Second, if Palestinians and Ukrainians didn't have a sense of nationalism, the Russian of invasion of Ukraine, and Israeli's unrelenting campaign of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, gave them one.

History. It's complex, confusing, confounding, and contentious. To be ignored or dismissed at one's peril.

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My humble opinion: Ukraine didn't attack Russia. Hamas DID attack Israel in a brutal and disgusting way, and Israel retaliated., so the two situations aren't the same. I don't equate Palestinians and Hamas, since Hamas is a terrorist group.

I have a feeling the extent of Israel's retaliation is going to turn world opinion against Israel. Not allowing water and medicine into an area that you won't let the people leave, AND that you're bombing, seems very unfair to most people. I think this whole war is going to escalate quickly, and I wish that was not true, and I wish there was a way to have a ceasefire come quickly.

I thought Jared Kushner was going to solve this whole problem. Maybe he can be convinced to return to help Biden figure this whole thing out.*

*For anyone dumb enough to not realize this is sarcasm, this is sarcasm.

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‘Silent annexation’: Settlers dispossess West Bank Bedouins amid Israel war

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/20/silent-annexation-settlers-dispossess-west-bank-bedouins-amid-israel-war

Biden gave a good speech, but he did not call for a cease-fire. He did call for restraint, but the idea of a restrained invasion is unrealistic. Nor did he address the ethnic cleansing, still ongoing in the West Bank, where armed Israeli settlers continue to drive Palestinians from their homes.

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So much like the people being chased out of South American countries, where do they go?

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What about the poor souls in Africa, who have Russian assholes, warlords, AND climate change displacing them? JFC, they are fucked beyond anyone's imagination.

I'm not sure what is going on in the world, but dark forces are being released the world over. I blame Trump.

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I've changed my mind

After being sick a couple days and hubby deciding he did not have to rearrange his schedule to let me sleep but instead do his "Iam retired so I can party all night even if it makes me grind my teeth and snore like a chain saw" thing....

In my next life, I am not marrying anyone

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I had a friend say to me "if my husband dies, I am not remarrying." I was getting ready to say "that's so sweet" but before I could open my mouth she said "women do most of the work in a marriage, and I'd rather just live alone." I thought that was kind of funny.

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Go to a motel/hotel for a couple of days.

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I'm sorry you have to live with such selfishness.

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If he’s snoring like a chainsaw you need to book him for a sleep study. My wife talked me into one, and it turned out I have sleep apnea.

Once I started using a CPAP machine, no more snoring!

FWIW, sleep apnea affects so many other things (like developing dementia) that you’re quite likely to be able to find something he doesn’t want to endure to motivate him to do the sleep study.

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Yes. Absolutely. Sleep apnea ruins your life if you don't fix it.

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Good-

Now seize the assets and distribute them.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/alex-jones-cant-avoid-sandy-202416200.html

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I don't understand how he's getting to say "oh, I need $90,000 a month to live on. Fuck him! Also, he hasn't paid out a dime yet, and he's still making money, so how is he "bankrupt"?

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They need to make Jones disgorge his ill-gotten gains starting NOW!

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There are still two more trials to reckon damages.

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The Sandy Hook families WILL NOT STOP until Alex Jones is working as a Walmart greeter and living in a refrigerator box under an I-95 overpass.

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Or worse!

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THIS renews my very will to live.

This depraved, defaming derelict MUST pay dearly for his heinous crimes. Alex Jones wallows well beneath contempt.

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Take heart, KC. We're watching all these slimy fucks slip into obscurity: Squishface Kirk and his $4 million house, Jones, Stone, Bannon, Problesec, etc., etc. They are not wielding the power or interest they did as Donnie Dipshit drowns.

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Squishface Kirk is being sued? I know that weird, gay Republican (Matt Walsh?) is selling his $4 million dollar home, but I don't know why. I wonder what O'Queef's financial situation is now that his "Project Liartis" has kicked him out of working for his own company.

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Super genius, y'all. 🙃

𝗘𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗸 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝗹𝗮: “𝗪𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗸”

The Tesla CEO said he wanted to "temper expectations" during Q3 results call.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2023/10/elon-musk-talks-tesla-we-dug-our-own-grave-with-the-cybertruck/

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I HATE that ugly ass truck. I'd much rather have a Ford truck EV, but I couldn't even get on the waiting list for one of those.

How is this moron the richest man in the world?

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Pssst, hey Elon, the cybertruck was bad but it's not the only reason Tesla is struggling right now. The companies who you were selling carbon credits to are making their own EVs and don't need it as much, also you have significant competition from them along with an income stream drying up.

You also leveraged Tesla on overpaying for Twitter and running it into the ground, that's much worse than the Cybertruck debacle.

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Didn't he fire a couple guys who said that like 2 years ago?

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𝐼𝑛 𝐴𝑢𝑔𝑢𝑠𝑡, 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑘 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑, 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑙-ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑇𝑒𝑠𝑙𝑎 𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 "[𝑎]𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒, 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑟 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑢𝑏 10 𝑚𝑖𝑐𝑟𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑦.

Bad design, built accurately.

Sounds like a plan.

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that fuck wad knows fuck all about manufacturing.

If the "truck" were really built to those tolerances, it would cost more than the Space Shuttle.

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Also if the parts have to stay together that tightly, I can't see it taking anything near the abuse a working truck goes through daily.

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“If LEGO and soda cans, which are very low cost, can do this, so can we."

Dare I suggest he maybe might could have a point?

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He might have a point, if he had any idea what he is talking about.

He does not understand precision, nor does he understand the myriad ways "parts" are "made"

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I'm in manufacturing- I design, I build, I run the damn machines that make the parts.

sub 10 micron accuracy? Tells me he knows fuck all about actually making something from several thousand parts.

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That's what I was thinking - you can make soda cans all the exact same size and shape because they have ONE moving part (the tab). A car has so many parts that all work together.

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and no beer can on the planet is made to those tolerances. that's NASA/DOD/aerospace shit. the can would cost 25 bucks each.

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Breaking a supposedly unbreakable window in front of the press was the stake in the heart.

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reminded me of Al Capone's glove box

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duh- build an ass ugly truck, get ass ugly results.

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A reminder of some good news:

𝗙𝗖𝗖 𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝟯-𝟮 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆-𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲

FCC issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking over Republican objections.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/10/fcc-moves-ahead-with-title-ii-net-neutrality-rules-in-3-2-party-line-vote/

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Finally.

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The crazy people who do this sort of thing always amaze me-

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20231019-the-women-paddling-the-thames-in-animal-skin-boats

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I love to read about or watch the videos of researchers who to such extremes to attempt to gain more knowledge about what our ancestors coped with in the past. These studies absolutely fascinate me and I respect the HELL out of the researchers.

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👉🏼 Shocked face.

𝗡𝗼𝗻𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗺𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗘𝗢𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗽 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀

Nonprofit hospitals got $28 billion in tax breaks—which made up 44% of their net income.

https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/10/nonprofit-hospitals-skimp-on-charity-while-ceos-reap-millions-report-finds/

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So you're trying to tell me that the healthcare industrial complex in this country does not exist just to help patients? This is SHOCKING, I tellz ya!

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Happens quite a bit in those "non-profit" [LIE] hospitals.

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Hmmm.....sort of a medical church hybrid model.

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More like a hospital run by Goldmine-$ucks vulture capitalists....which they also happen to be.

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I remember when the Mercy system was bought out. Got to hide behind the "We're a charity!" thing and yet go full frontal for profit at the same time

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It is 3:38 am and here I am with a cup of coffee already. I have given up on efforts to sleep.

This is a much more fun place that the inside of my head right now.

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That's about when I woke up.

At work, on the second cup of coffee for the morning.

At least it's a Friday, and won't have anyone under foot while I do some shit that needs to get done, without my boss finding squirrels to chase.

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Arise, and greet the day!

Fuck that ... it's rainy and crappy and the cats abandoned me for warmer humans.

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Ripper ensconced himself at my side for the night but wasn't in the mood to just lay there and be warm and snuggly. He wanted some playtime.

It just wasn't a coefficient cohesive to falling asleep,

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He seems nice

𝐴 𝑗𝑢𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑢𝑝𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑌𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑛 𝑇ℎ𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑑𝑎𝑦, 𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑔𝑢𝑛 𝑎𝑡 𝑎 𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑚, 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑌𝑜𝑟𝑘’𝑠 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑.

𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑌𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑠, 𝑢𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒’𝑠 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝐽𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡.

𝐼𝑡 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑗𝑢𝑑𝑔𝑒, 𝑅𝑜𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑡 𝐽. 𝑃𝑢𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖, ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑝𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑜𝑚 ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑢𝑛 — 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑚.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/19/nyregion/judge-removed-loaded-gun.html

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Eight years.

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Better than 20.

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How long did the Black man have to wait for his trial?

Out on bail, probably a couple of months.

Detained, possibly multiple years.

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That it took so long is pretty disgusting

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Wow! That OHJB guy is much too coherent to be president!!! /s

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So old! So senile! So sleepy!

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Oh, crap! Now they'll have to write non-clickbait headlines!

𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰, 𝗮𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗮, 𝗫, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺 — News organizations are scrambling to adjust to the latest rift in the long-fractious relationship between publishers and tech platforms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/19/technology/news-social-media-traffic.html

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Try being truthful and unbiased. Maybe readers will come back.

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That's cause both are sending people to more dubious places that pay more

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My opinion: yes, and that is a short-lived strategy. Non-idiots will see the links are to dodgy web sites, and eventually will stop clicking on ANY of them. The news media would do well to realize the clickbait generation has passed, and their business model needs to be subscription and/or pay-per-article.

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I am thinking there are precious few non idiots anymore

But I am feeling all cynical

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I just fell over laughing at the following:

What would be the reaction if a GQP member voted for Hakeem Jeffries this morning?

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A responsible Rethug would.

But America doesn't have any of those.

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Those who were are either dead or in retirement.

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My reaction would be the Wilford Brimley Quaker Oatmeal ad.

"It's the right thing to do."

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I'd dearly love to see it, followed by said member flipping the one-finger salute to Jordan.

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Oct 20, 2023·edited Oct 20, 2023

The GOP is blaming the Democrats for this mess every chance they get. McCarthy was particularly insufferable. Democrats seem to have learned (especially the younger set) about staying on message. Now they need be more forceful: "We vote for the best choice and that is Jeffries. If the GOP can put up someone close to his equal we would consider them. They do not need one Democratic vote to choose a Speaker. Frankly, I do not see the difficulty in the task they are charged with."

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The difficulty for them is: No one in the GOP who is Jeffries' equal wants the job.

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Who in the GOP is Jeffries' equal?

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I think there's a guy on Boebert's staff who just sits in a corner gibbering and gooning.

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Yeah, I mean, the GQP are the majority in the House. If the GQP could put up a nominee who wasn't a backstabbing lying fuckface (McCarthy) or a pedophile enabling Habsburg-chinned shitferbrains (Jordan), the Dems might be inclined to support him.

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If there is a vote for Speaker later today (one is scheduled, but we all know that Jordan's word is shit), The Democrat nominating Leader Jeffries should start off asking if no Speaker and a non-functioning House is the plan. Then say that if so, it's unconstitutional. Or maybe not do it then, but say it to reporters and tweet it out. Also, mention that not doing your job is a firing offense for most jobs. The idea is to get the word out to the public that House GQPers aren't doing even the basic function of their job as put down in the Constitution. Maybe even add something like, "not surprising coming from a party that denies the validity of the 2020 presidential election. But odd at the same time, because they have never denied the validity of their own elections in 2020."

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So is George Santos probably one of the better rethugs?

Oh, and why is George Santos still on the payroll?

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All of which would be great talking points to distribute to, say, three backbench Dem members, and have them give it to the press.

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Good morning, all! (coffees) For those of you who like comedy, there's sport! Jim Jordan will be undergoing ritual humiliation once again at around 10 o'clock this morning. Just a reminder that Jim Jordan's a nogoodnik of the first water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nATj8OZ-Kjo

In further political news, the UK Conservative Party suffered a pair of hideous losses in Mid-Bedfordshire and Tamworth, two seats vacated by Tories who had to be expelled for some reason or other. The Tories tried to hang onto the seats, but Labour is cheering a greater than 20% swing in their favor in both constituencies. This bodes ill for the general election, tentatively scheduled for next year.

Even Fox's Brat Spume was impressed with President OHJB's speech last night.

Here's the latest Russo-Ukrainian War assessment, where it seems that the AFU are remaining on the east bank of the Dnipro: https://understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-october-19-2023

There are reports that the USS 'Carney,' a USN destroyer transiting the Suez Canal, shot down about a dozen drones, and other reports about cruise missiles or drones being launched from Syria and Yemen towards the aircraft carrier battle group currently on station in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Sanity in Poland and in the UK. May it spread to the rest of the world's elections.

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It'd be nice.

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Dang Tories always getting expelled for reasons

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Well, there's Nadine Dorries, who basically expelled herself. Another old guy got kicked out for waving his willy at a male staffer.

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Tories in disarray?

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Oct 20, 2023·edited Oct 20, 2023

I think since 2016, at least.

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Here's a tip for the wonks: don't eat an entire bag of dried apricots in two days. It's like eating 50 apricots.

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