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Can anyone here interpret that black and white mechanical cobra-looking thing in the center of "Elevation Drive, 7 feet above Sea Level"? It could be, maybe, an elaborately stylized covered pole lamp of the kind you see illuminating roadways.

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I think it's purely decorative and doesn't need to "mean" anything at all.

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it is the number 7, an artsy fartsy number 7

7 feet above sea level

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took me a while to figure that 7 out. I thought it was ET with tattoos at first.

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I'm being bombarded by photons! BOMBARDED!!! And don't get me started about those pesky neutrinos.

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100 trillion per second! It's getting old too.

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AL.com: The Alabama Board of Education plans to make minor changes to its science course of study, but has no plans to remove a textbook insert, used since 1995, that calls evolution a “controversial theory.” [https://www.al.com/educationlab/2023/11/alabama-to-update-science-standards-keep-evolution-disclaimer.html]

The U.S. ("us") is a profoundly and willfully stupid country.

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Alabama children think Pluto is still a planet, donkeys are used to haul military supplies, Alaska was a bad purchase, Japan is governed by feudal warlords, transatlantic travel takes a week, most homes are lit by candles, and ragtime music will never die.

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Crank up that Victrola!

vo-de-oh-do!

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At least they updated the periodic table of the elements from earth, air, fire & water to person, man, woman, TV, camera.

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Some stupigelicals claim dinosaurs never existed. Those "bones" were planted by God during the Creation to test our faith. A scheme elegant in its simplicity.

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That God, what a kidder.

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NASA scientists think some planets are shrinking because powerful radiation from their cores is pushing away their atmospheres [https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-planets-shrinking-atmosphere-core-radiation-exoplanet-scientists-2023-11]

Or ... it's Ozempic.

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Roof is complete! Except they did not finish cleaning up and never ran the magnet so hubs is sposed to get on them about that today.

Also just left trash all over the yard which, being not hidden screws and nails, is not as bad but irks me. When I did roofing we ran the magnets and picked up every little bit we could find, and these are not little bits.

Ah well, they were running behind thanks to their subcontractor cutting things wrong. Why they gota sub for that basic function I do not know, but that is apparently how they roll.

Meanwhile, the forced fun yesterday was rather relieved as we all have jobs today. Was a nice change from the last forced fun when we all thought we were gonna crater.

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We've been living in a construction zone since 01 Nov when we moved into our house that was supposed to have its remodel completed. Kitchen wasn't done, living room wasn't done, balcony wasn't done...the carpenters used our dining room for their cutting, plaster dust everywhere (to the point our neighbors complained about it).

Every day since then (barring weekends because urgency isn't a thing in Spain) someone has come in to do work and left a mess; at the very least sweeping up, often needing a follow-up with a mop. It's coming to a close now but sweet Jeebus I'm ready to not have strangers making noise and dust in my house.

Today they reveal the fully opened balcony and I can't wait for the view.

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Moar picks, plz.

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Just now. Thanks for these. We're vicariously enjoying your weather and your view..

Still fucking raining every day here...

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You'd think a flyboy would be more aware of "weather."

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Take a picture and post that litter on their FB and Yelp pages. Fuck them. I fucking hate litter.

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I will give them the chance to make it right first XD Though I did pick up the paper because the wind blows and I detest any crap coming from my house

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Imagine that

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐑.𝐅.𝐊. 𝐉𝐫. 𝐇𝐚𝐬 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐅. 𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐉𝐫. 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐦 — 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬.

https://archive.is/9AF7l

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In other words he is a (R).

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Admiration? Lol from whom?

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Me when I found out how much money a sneaky sly fox makes by grifting.

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I would figure that would be more disgust than admiration XD

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From the QAnon/anti-vaxx crowd, I'd guess.

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Other grifters. Kenneth Copeland, Franklin Graham, people like that.

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And this isn't even a little bit creepy ...

𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗜 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗷𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲, 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗘𝗢 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 — “CarynAI being down has really caused an uproar within my community,” Caryn Marjorie said.

https://www.404media.co/users-cant-speak-to-viral-ai-girlfriend-carynai-because-ceo-is-in-jail/

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And now I learned something new and rather would have not learned.

YUK!

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Well, I got into it with my HUBSAND and said, about his mother, that she was only welcome at my birthday if she did not make everyone stop before diving into dinner to "spread her nasty prayers on us."

Well, as I have shared, I also managed to catch my HUBSAND's cold sore cooties. It's been mega painful and I can only eat soft food but it finally is healing. Last night he told me, "Oh, I got them from my mother." -_-

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I think you should get 2 parties. The one at the Ethiopian place and then one at

Olive Garden. MIL likes Olive Garden yeah? then she can pray all she wants.

Have the party with your Mom at the Ethiopian place. It's your party Diane, and you should get 2!

Yes, TWO!

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That's what I think but I think my HUBSAND would choose his mommy.

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Of course he will, so you have them on different days.

Tell him he can invite anyone he wants to Olive Garden

[or what ever place MIL would like to eat]

But You and ONLY you can invite who you want to the Ethiopian place.

You deserve 2 parties Diane. Or at least *ONE* that you can have fun.

PS you can ditch the party at the Olive garden if you want.

It's your party.

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Nov 17, 2023·edited Nov 17, 2023

"HUSBAND" in this context to me is the equivalent of my mom sternly speaking when I really misbehaved "Master Primer Xavier Gray!!"

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True story.

I did the Full Name thing once.

It was only once because I tripped over Eldest's second middle name, cause my husband stuck in a star trek ref there, and I did not pronounce it right.

Never did it again

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Klingon names are almost painful to pronounce. And should not be revealed on the first date. (Don't ask how I know.)

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by Grabthar's hammer!

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Heading to the doctor Monday AM. I am currently working out of town. Fortunately, I can hide behind a mask.

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It's neato to me that that young lady in the video comes from Concord, NC. It's nice to get some good recognition here these days, instead of yet another story about Republicans acting up (or even Democratic candidates suddenly turning out to be problematical, although thankfully we haven't seen that lately).

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*Friday morning old deadhead drinking beer in the garage before sunrise while the forest creatures slink around and the family's sleeping snug* blues. "Please don't murder me" https://youtu.be/IDNA4mVezzU?si=hlcxL1p5XcU1pnrk

Everyone should have a safe happy place to go when they need to. The garage is mine.

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the only cd I ever bought and found totally unlistenable was by Robert Hunter. Man couldn't catch a tune with a net. Great songwriter, though.

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He's my hero! I can play guitar and sing almost as good as he can, but his lyrics are manna from the gods.

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Sounds like a good spot for a STL Wonk meetup.

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It would be! We have 40 secluded acres, no neighbors anywhere, 7 cats, a dog, a wellhouse and a refrigerator. It's been described as "a cross between a national forest and a national Superfund site."

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Well, let's add hootenany to that event header.

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Good morning!

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Vermont! I got there!

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𝗜𝗕𝗠 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗫 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗫 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗕𝗠, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼-𝗡𝗮𝘇𝗶 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 — Tech company's move is the latest setback to Linda Yaccarino's efforts to convince brands Elon Musk's platform is safe

https://www.reuters.com/technology/ibm-suspends-ads-x-after-corporate-ads-appeared-next-pro-nazi-content-2023-11-16/

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>>𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼-𝗡𝗮𝘇𝗶 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹<<

Isn't all the material on Xitter pro-Nazi now?

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But it's making money you guys! It'll definitely be profitable this time!

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Cue Elon suing Media Matters for telling the advertisers about the nazis XD

Cause they can't be arsed to check themselves

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I expect Apple will bail soon. Larry Ellison probably thinks it's cool.

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Was sorta surprised to see this on the news an hour or so ago.

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𝗙𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿: 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — People lined up outside the Barakah Muslim Charity Center on Thursday night. Volunteers gave away more than 300 free turkeys and fixings to anyone in need.

It’s the second year in a row Islamic Relief USA has provided the free turkeys for this giveaway — and based on Thursday’s response, it’s just what the community needed...

It’s more than just a meal. Charity finance chair Alma Omerhodzic says the free turkey giveaway is proof that peace is always possible.

“Hate has become an accepted thing in our society. We have to fight it, right? I think the best way to fight it is to actually have people meet each other,” Omerhodzic said.

The war in Gaza, combined with data released by the FBI in October, show a spike in hate crimes across the U.S., with 11,634 reported in 2022 compared to 10,840 the previous year.

It’s hate that Omerhodzic hopes to cut through anyway she can, through good food and conversation.

“We kind of realize we aren’t that different. We may have different traditions. we may have different religion. But at the end of the day, we really have the same worries, all of us,” Omerhodzic said.

https://www.whec.com/top-news/fighting-hate-and-hunger-islamic-relief-usa-gives-out-turkeys/

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11,634 hate crimes reported in 2022

A bit over one per hour. And 2023 will probably be one per minute.

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I worked with an Iraq war veteran several years ago, nice kid always smiling. At his friends urging, he showed me the tattoo that went across his shoulders. It was an M-16 and he was ashamed of it. He said after 9/11 he was all gung ho to defend the US so he enlisted with the idea of "killing them all". But when he got over there, he realized it's just regular people trying to live, just like everybody else and everywhere in the world, that's all it is for 95% of the population. Really nice guy, I enjoyed working with him and I can see how his earlier ideas were formed in the "you're with us, or against us days."

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Islamic Relief giv me turkee?

(old joke)

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Morning all. ☕

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#Worldle #665 1/6 (100%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🎉

https://worldle.teuteuf.fr

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