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She attached a copy of the old letter, in case he lost it.

This is the legal equivalent of pinning his mittens to his coat.

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Yay, Fani!

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In case we wondered what Fani Willis does for fun.

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Sigh. It's just performative outrage for the CHUDs, who will of course lap up the ignorance and ask for seconds. Also, I forget who, but one of the idiot caucus was saying "I'm holding out for Jordan (for Speaker) to defeat the Swamp." Like, my dude, Jim Jordan is the Creature from the Black Lagoon, he embodies the Swamp, wtfffff.

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Here's a gorgeous furry for you. A spelling error may be involved.

https://youtu.be/dfAbqEUOUL0?si=Dc52zsCsD6qrimbR

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I thought it was going to be a cat, or a person who dresses up in animal costumes- clickbait!

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Thanks for taking me back to my youth for a couple of minutes. I was HUGELY into military aircraft for a time in my tweens to early teens, but I only knew of Hawker via Hawker-Siddeley, and Hawker-Siddeley only because of the Harrier.

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paul spent far too much $$$ one year to take me up in a light plane for a flight for our wedding anniversary. It was an incredible rush when the pilot flipped the plane upside down for a short distance, but that little Cessna wasn't nearly as maneuverable as that fierce flying Fury.

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I used to go to King's Dominion and ride the roller coasters on my birthday. Then I remembered that Iive 15 miles or so from a Flying Circus. So I've done a few acrobatic open-cockpit biplane flights (Stearman). They're so casual, and it's maybe $120. Loop, roll, stall, it's so fun!

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"Why do you go to bed before 8pm? Is it because you're old?"

No. It's because around 4am I get Marlowe's whiskers and/or tail in my face as he walks on my head wanting to be fed (at 5!))

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I have never in my life had a cat that woke me to be fed, and we've had a number of feline companions over the years. New ones might've thought they would try it out, I don't recall, but when they don't get the desired response they pretty quickly learn that brekkie is served when the hoomins are up and moving about - not before.

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Cat the Ripper will be mewling at me impatiently to fetch the kibble from the cabinet to refresh his not quite empty bowl around that same hour.

I know this schedule too well.

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One of my ex-wife's cats would get concerned when her bowl got too empty. She would dig at the middle of the bowl, and if she could see the bottom, she'd cry. She was a rescue, and I thought it was adorable, and she was the second smartest cat I've ever had.

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Shifting into Tabz mode. See you on the light side.

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Ta, Evan. That letter is a thing of beauty, and Jordan is still a rape-enabling asshole.

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Fani Willis is kinda badass.

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That is one righteous smackdown.

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I think I may change my customary parting to "May your smackdowns always be righteous"

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Speaking of 'toberfests...

Is there a Spocktoberfest?

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I hope not.

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I'm having my own Rocktoberfest.

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No, but logically, there should be.

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For what it's worth I have gone on some extensive original Star Trek binges for my early October birthday, but I don't think that's actually quite the same thing.

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I have a late October birthday.

I just usually declare it the beginning of the Holiday Season and eat and drink heavily.

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Your anniversary of another successful rotation around old Sol is your own personal holiday and should be celebrated precisely as you see fit.

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I say it counts!

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You just missed Seven of Nine day last month (Sept 7th)

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Mrowr.

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Yes, but it involves watching Spock's Brain on a constant loop for all 31 days so no one has ever survived it.

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That's more like Schlocktoberfest.

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Brain and brain, what is brain?!?!

This is also the new GQP slogan.

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𝗙𝗧𝗖: 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 $𝟲𝟱𝟬𝗠 𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿

Internet considered harmful

https://www.theregister.com/2023/10/07/ftc_social_media_scams/?td=rt-9cp

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If only there was a legislating body that could idk put regulations on giant tech companies forcing them to be held accountable for consumers who get scammed using their product, much like banks were forced to deal with CC theft and what not.

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Last night's Colbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od76uFNrGUU

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My favorite part of that clip was the clipception from Jake Tapper where Nancy Mace tells Jake that Democrats trust Jim Jordan--you know, the guy that is trying to impeach Biden as retribution for the impeachments of Dick a l'Orange.

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TBF she did say dems have told her they trust Gym more than Scalise. Important qualifier. Kinda like how Al liked Fuck Ted Cruz more than most other senators.

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I liked when Tapper just out and goes "Name one" or similar

Prolly just in frustration because that bit of a lie was just TOOOOoooo ridiculous, but still, a lol

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The look on his face from the moment she mentions Jordan's name is PRICELESS. : )

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Today's Promptoberfest story:

https://substack.com/profile/156971387-the-wanderer/note/c-41776419

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Gotta be careful about opening those boxes arriving from an unknown sender.

You never know what you might wind up dealing with. ;-)

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Beware Greeks bearing...

Anything?

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True! ;-)

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1895. Guy attends a fireman's convention in Reading, PA.

Nothing wrong with that, right? Only he decided to also do a bit of light burglary. And got caught. So, he gave them a false name. Which might have seemed a good idea at the time, but it came with a problem.

As he upped and died from kidney failure in jail. The town decided to embalm him to make finding out who he was easier.......... I think you can tell where this is going.

128 years later. There's a dead mofo who never got claimed. Time to bury said mofo....

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pennsylvania-mummy-gets-a-final-resting-place-after-128-years-in-funeral-home-180983042

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That makes me irrationally proud to be a native Pennsylvania.

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Two days after they bury him, some schmuck is going to pop up claiming to be a descendant and try to sue them.

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Oct 13, 2023·edited Oct 13, 2023

Compounded interest on the charge for storing a body? Not happening.

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Hmm, beef jerky by now.

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His wife said 'he's finally stiff!'

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Wife: 'He's never gotten THAT hard before.'

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Funeral Director: 'Could you vacate the coffin ma'am?'

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𝗘𝗨 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗫 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝘀𝗿𝗮𝗲𝗹-𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗿

As a ‘very large platform’ under the EU’s new Digital Services Act, X is required to respond by next week and could face massive penalties.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/12/23914862/eu-x-elon-musk-european-commission-probe-dsa-digital-services-act-hamas-israel

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For some reason, a post from a Hamas leader calling for the murder of Jews worldwide didn’t violate any terms of use.

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I believe you, and this is happening too: https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/12/tech/elon-musk-hamas-affiliated-accounts/index.html#:~:text=X%20says%20it%20has%20removed,content%20on%20its%20platform%20linked.

Understaffing? Confusion? The only thing I'm sure of is my low opinion.

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I reported numerous overt displays of AntiSemitism there for years, I think maybe one account I reported got suspended in all that time. Finally walked from that place with the ultimate realization: Social media? Isn't.

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More like National Socialist media IYKWIM.

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Oct 13, 2023·edited Oct 13, 2023

It has demonstrated itself to be the preferred medium for the most anti-social among us.

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Wait a minute...

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One of our wonks got suspended or expelled or whatever because they told some GOP dick that they hope they got what they deserved, and the dick reported it as a "Threat"

But actual threats from a known terrorist org against an entire people is perfectly ok.

That platform can't be destroyed and sold off for parts to cover for his folly fast enough.

Also, any news on you getting home?

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As I keep saying, I am home (though I miss my wife terribly). As of right now, I have a flight to Amsterdam early Monday morning, and from there back to the States.

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It took me a moment to understand when you replied to me similarly. Wishing you a safe trip

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I find myself a bit overcome by with emotion by that sentiment, cousin.

Much love and respect to you, sir.

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I am sorry, I did NOT mean to imply anything at all in that ask or add to your burdens :hugs:

I shall instead hope you get back to your wife safely :hugs:

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No offense taken, my friend.

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[grinds teeth a little bit harder...]

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has he tried sending them a poop emoji yet?

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The EU doesn’t fuck around. Just look at that massive GDPR regulation they threw down a few years ago.

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'Where the lies come from?

I don't give a rusk

It's the money that matters'

Says Elon von Musk

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Actual rocket scientist libelz!

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Not even so sure of that. Twitter is bleeding money in large part because he's gutted even all pretense to stop this stuff

I think he purposefully set out to destroy it. I know I am foolish, but everything he's done sure makes it seem that way

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One of my all time favorite quotes is "The purpose of a system is what it does".

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I'd be all for shutting down Twitter if he wasn't the one doing it. A hive of scum and villainy.

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I've not yet figured out for myself if I think he is destroying it in order to save face from his monumental blunder in opening his mouth and getting forced to buy it, OR, if his designs really are more fascist leaning considering all the comfort he gives to authoritarian governments in shutting down dissent

Or if that last bit is more a bonus for him.

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He's chosen one helluva sick and twisted way to do it.

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Fascists gonna fasch

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Well, hauling Snooty Pooty's water and helping spread black propaganda are what Shitter does.

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Not to mention the Saudis.

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Thank dawg there is a nation that will try to STOP Husk.

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Another war still ongoing, and luckily, Russians aren't very good at doing counter offensive.

Lengthy read, worth it.

https://twitter.com/RaduHossu/status/1712603920302739698

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It absolutely disgusts and horrifies me that life has absolutely NO worth to Russian leaders.

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There is a story that, at a WW2 conference, a Soviet general told Eisenhower that his favored method of clearing a minefield was to march a brigade through it.

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They are so fucking stupid their jet fighter jet engines last 100 hours. Then they are thrown away, and another engine is rolled in.

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