Open Thread SAT 2 MAR 24 ~ welcome


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Where to start? Fill a void left by wise souls moving on to better modes of rewarding time.

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Carving out an open space here. Offering one (or several) of our members to pick-up
this space. Maybe carry on the potpourri or invent something else-wise plausible.

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Nothing in the vein, just a tune.

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This is more about the message. How is your transformation going?

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Mostly for the boogie beat and positive ideation.

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Something about the devil in the soul and mixing up god and evil? Go figure.

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Credits ~
carvations by Aleph Geddis
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2024/02/aleph-geddis-wood-sculptures/

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Practicing illegal activities. Mostly for entertainment value,
open thread so plug-in and insert your own deviations.

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Some headlines today ..
- Germany exposed of clandestine bridge bombing mission
- CIA admits operations in Ukraine ten years and running
- US vetos another UN resolution, this time on food destruction
- George Galloway wins election
- France failing faster after Africa rout
- Biden confuses Israel and Ukraine
- CDC ignores Covid

hmm

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Another wet one. Trade day was sparse to say the least, but got the grocery shopping done.

Planting a few more cabbage today, the over wintered ones are almost ready for harvest as is broccoli.

I just want to emphasize that hosting an OT is pretty easy. Lots of us can help if anyone has an interest.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout
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amazing you are harvesting already
will second your motion about the ease
of posting an OT. Way easier than cabbage.

Thanks for your efforts here.

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anyone(else) having difficulty
with ‘too many redirects’ on rumble?
it happens with twitter occasionally
from tae but this is the first time
I’m getting this from a rumble host site

both jimmy dore and russel brand sites show
but to get to a video playing has been an
exercise in futility

will keep trying and I’ll let you all
know if successful

thanks for the fill in Q

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . . still waiting. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
sign at protest march

@Tall Bald and Ugly

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absolute zero knowledge of both
so no help there, next
going to watch a lacrosse game
in the rain with a nephew-in-law
playing not far away
almost obligated
rather play in my shop

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Folks, we're looking for someone to fill this Saturday open thread if anyone is interested.

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This is a must listen. It’s an explanation of the Ukraine coup and what the CIA was up to before Putin invaded Ukraine. Most we knew, but some good new information. Key point:

Why we did it in the first place and why we will continue supporting Ukraine even though it has no chance of beating Russia. Beat Russia and we control the Eurasian continent…

Thanks Q for stepping up.

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@snoopydawg bother with cue cards?

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

This wasn’t about Biden, but the history and the goals of the Ukraine coup.

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@snoopydawg The clip with Benz is really good.
Everyone should watch it.

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sculpture collection.

I was just going to ad my support for the idea that an OT didn't need to be a lot of work; all it needs is "Open Thread" and "Post stuff below". It is, however, also an opportunity to have your own dedicated spot to post your own ramblings, photos of your kid's art, or anything else that suits you.

I already wrote this but lost it, can't recall the rest. I guess I'll add that a picture is worth a thousand words. (Hint)

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

It was really nice of you to do a stand in this morning.
I hope someone gives the OT gig a try. I promise it is easier than you'd think, and having back and forth chats with commenters about every subject known to mankind is fun and informative, a foundation plank for a blog.
I intend to do a bit of grocery shopping this afternoon, will see what new shrinkflation packaging I see.
Since cereal for the dinner meal is now being encouraged, I figure some cereal boxes will be much smaller than last month.
lacrosse in the rain sounds about as fun as a trip to the dentist's office, but maybe i am just not that into sports?
Thanks again for the OT and lovely art, my wet friend!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@on the cusp
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watching these kids play their hearts out and
learning the rules of the game was almost fun.
Got home, lit a fire and baking some fish as a reward.
Was young once, but I really don't remember.

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@QMS

Needles, I'm soo very sorry.

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris
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Needles was always just a splot on the road on the way to somewhere else
if I try to remember ..

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@QMS

a heckuva boot maker there. Most memorably, out dry camping in what is now the Mojave National Preserve I ran across a dude who had busted something in his spiffy SUV type thing, so I hauled his ass all the way into Needles in my raggedy old C-10 so he could get a part for it. Waited outside the parts store for an hour or two and then gassed up and hauled him back to east nowhere out in the Providence Mtns somewhere,

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@QMS when I travel. "Train to Marrakesh" while in Morocco, "I saw the Rains in Africa" while being rained on during a morning safari in S. Africa, and "I've Never been to Spain" ( laughing "until now!" while touring Spain..
Can't come up with a "I Love Lacrosse in the Cold Rain" ditty, but bet there is one out there.
Glad you had fun, hope your meal turned out great.

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@on the cusp

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris

met and held a few souls briefly
in spite of the elements
care matters to the lost
especially now

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be well and have a good one

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Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.

~~ Andre' Gide

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for the last two weeks I have been down and out with Covid, but am feeling a lot better now and the most recent home self-test was negative.

All precautions are lifted in the Netherlands so, in the days before returning to Germany by train, I could have caught it anywhere where there were lots of people sharing air.

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@lotlizard

Sorry to hear you caught the Katy.
Get well soon ok?

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@QMS

Thanks mucho.

be well and have a good one

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@lotlizard

you got sick.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@lotlizard was done by a sensible and ethical doctor.
Get well soon.

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@lotlizard
Covid, colds, flus, etc, suck! Wishing you are better soon.

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

It appears as if nothing has been learned from the disastrous East Palestine incident last year.

https://ktvz.com/news/national-world/cnn-national/2024/03/02/no-danger-t...

(CNN) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a derailment involving three Norfolk Southern trains in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, NTSB spokesperson Sarah Taylor Sulick said.

The freight train wreck occurred along the Lehigh River in Lower Saucon Township, just east of Allentown, causing multiple container cars to leave the tracks and two locomotives to roll over onto the river’s embankment.

There were no reported injuries or leaks of hazardous materials, Sulick said. An NTSB team of experts in train operations, signals and train control, mechanical systems, and human performance was expected to arrive later Saturday.

“Preliminary information indicates that an eastbound NS train struck a stopped NS train on the same track,” Sulick said in the an NTSB statement. “The wreckage from the striking train spilled onto an adjacent track and was struck by a westbound NS train. The collision led to the derailment of an unknown number of cars.”

The Federal Railroad Administration said it was working with emergency responders and local authorities, as well as assisting the NTSB in the investigation of Saturday’s derailment.

Emergency personnel at the scene just after 7 a.m. found diesel fuel had spilled, Lower Saucon Police Chief Thomas H. Barndt told reporters Saturday morning. Containment booms were deployed to clean up the spill.

“There was also a spill of polypropylene plastic pellets from one of the derailed rail cars,” the police chief said.

Additional images of the train wreck:

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@humphrey

wtf, can understand a couple empty box cars jumping the tracks
but those horses are very heavy. Like 50 tons apiece. Something
ain't right there.

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@humphrey He will bring the railroad industry up to the 21st century!
Or, not.

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@humphrey
According to your quote from ktvz, an eastbound train struck a stopped train, and spilled onto the westbound tracks. Whereupon a westbound train struck the wreckage. How the hell did that happen? Was there no one to tell the engineers that a train was stopped ahead? I guess not. That would take hiring more people!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

@Sima was demanding more people up in the engineer's cabin, shorter shifts, more hires, higher wages, more prevention protocols on hazardous material carry, etc...
And Biden stepped in, said "no".
And he has yet to visit the horrific East Palestine wreck site.
Maybe that area doesn't sell his preferred brand of ice cream.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

yesterday that QMS mentioned in his opening comment.

This happened even though he had his cue cards sitting in his lap.

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nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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missiles, leading one to suspect that the Brit-Ukie Terrorist combine has decided to get a bit profligate with its arms in anticipation of the receipt of some Taurii to replace them. Meanwhile the co-chair of Germany's AfD party inveighed against sending Taurus missiles to Ukiedom on the grounds that such an act would result in Germany being drawn into the war. As always, nobody is pointing out that such an act would be stupid in that, to date, all of the vestern vunder vaffen haven't accomplished much of anything.

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris

the Volk in Germany actually do not want to be bombed
because of their leaders stupidity
perhaps a bit of push-back is on the docket?

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@QMS

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internet.

Nice try though.

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in the MSM.

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@humphrey

Biden sends hundreds of plane loads of bombs to Israel and now he’s sending a few plane loads of food to drop into Gaza while Israeli soldiers are waiting to bomb and shoot anyone who goes for the food. Tell me how this shit makes sense? Why not order Israel to open the gates and let hundreds of trucks in? Shitlibs tell me that Biden has no power over Bibi because Israel is a sovereign country…utter BS. Open the fcking gates or no more bombs or money!

I wonder how many European countries are going to arrest anyone who protests Israel’s genocide? They are being called pro Hamas and terrorists by their governments.

Did you see what Cotten said about Aaron Bushnell? Gotta wonder if he ever donned a uniform. I’m betting no because he’s too chickenshit to put her life on the line.

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Prediction: Israel Will Bomb Gazans At Drop Sites For U.S. Aid

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2024/03/prediction-israel-will-bomb-gazans...

Is anyone in the White House understanding how destructive its position towards Israel is for the global reputation and standing of the United States?

The mighty U.S. is demonstrating that it is a hapless and helpless giant unable to control its west-Asian client state.

Who’s the dawg and who the tail?

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relatively meaningless.

U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza, CENTCOM said in a statement. A defense official told CBS News three U.S. C-130 cargo planes dropped 66 total bundles, equating to about 38,000 pork-free meals, into the territory on Saturday morning.

It is likely written by the same propagandists who are pushing a potential ceasefire.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/3/2/us-says-israel-more-or-less-acce....

The United States says Israel has essentially endorsed a framework for a proposed Gaza ceasefire and captive release deal, and it is now up to the Palestinian group Hamas to agree to it.

“There’s a framework deal. The Israelis have more or less accepted it,” a senior US official in the Biden administration told reporters on a conference call on Saturday.

“Right now, the ball is in the camp of Hamas,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The announcement comes a day before talks to reach a truce agreement are expected to resume in Egypt.

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@humphrey

he would run the sea blockade that Israel has in place. He would also send the navy hospital ships since Israel had blown up every hospital in Gaza.

I just feel so helpless to stop this or to wake people up to see it for what it is.

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@snoopydawg that it can make when it has to be processed through the mind of a man suffering from senile dementia, i.e. the President.

Biden sends hundreds of plane loads of bombs to Israel and now he’s sending a few plane loads of food to drop into Gaza while Israeli soldiers are waiting to bomb and shoot anyone who goes for the food. Tell me how this shit makes sense?

Genocide is Biden's INTENT, just as it is Netanyahu's INTENT.

Shitlibs tell me that Biden has no power over Bibi because Israel is a sovereign country…utter BS.

It's so hard to defend Genocide Joe. He's clearly the greater evil. I would recommend this response: "if the creators of the line you recite were AT ALL concerned that Trump would win, they wouldn't be running Joe Biden against him. So they're not. And you shouldn't be, either."

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"The war on Gaza, backed by the West, is a demonstration that the West is willing to cross all lines. That it will discard any nuance of humanity. That it is willing to commit genocide" -- Moon of Alabama

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@Cassiodorus

beat Biden and not by inches. Whoopie is upset with people who voted uncommitted on a SINGLE issue. Bet she’d change her tune if slavery was on the ballot.

Yesterday the American puppet, Wood voted against condemning Israel for massacring a hundred Palestinians who were looking for food. If Biden was serious about getting food into Gaza he wouldn’t be giving Israel cover for its crimes against humanity. B says they have been doing this for weeks. It’s just not being covered.

CNN has [..] reviewed documents compiled by major participants in the humanitarian operation that list the items most frequently rejected by the Israelis. These include anesthetics and anesthesia machines, oxygen cylinders, ventilators and water filtration systems.
Other items that have ended up in bureaucratic limbo include dates, sleeping bags, medicines to treat cancer, water purification tablets and maternity kits

More crimes. Betcha if Albright was still alive she would say that it’s worth it to let children starve to death. People are posting before and after pictures of their kids who died of starvation. They look like the Jewish concentration camp survivors. I agree with the other maven…never again meant that no Jew would go through that again…others not so much.

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Reminds me of Bush's response to Katrina. Heck of a job, Biden!

But where are hell are the Arab countries? Iran, the Saudis and others can stop selling oil to America and Israel. What are Russia and China doing to stop this? Lula has cut ties with Israel…Jordan and Turkey haven’t although Ederogon makes lots of noise.

Yemen, South Africa, Brazil are the only ones trying to stop Israel. How many countries are sitting on their asses? Israel is going to support Ukraine because they say Russia is working with Hezzbolah and Hamas. Will Putin still sit on his ass while Israel bombs Syria and whomever else they want? Lots of countries signed on to the genocide convention…. And they are watching one happening live.

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happen.

I wonder who would take it worse Trump or Genocide Joe?

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@humphrey

only 9% voted for neither - or was it a dishonest poll that did not include the "neither" option and 9% of those polled just did not reply at all?

What would happen if a poll included "Neither", "Other", or "None Of The Above"? The results might be entirely too revealing/embarrassing....

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.