Monday Open Thread; March 12 is World Day Against Cyber Censorship

Monday Open Thread; March 12 is World Day Against Cyber Censorship

March 12 is the 71st day of the year, there are 294 days left

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Today is also Sweetmorn, Chaos 71, 3184 YOLD for all you Discordians out there

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Today's number is 12

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12 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, and 6. making it a great base for a number system
12 is the sum of two primes, 5 & 7
A polygon with 12 sides is a dodecagon.
A polyhedron with 12 faces is a dodecahedron.
Cuboids (cubes & rectangular prisms) have 12 edges
Regular icosahedrons have 12 vertices.
12 is magnesium
A year has 12 months
The 24 hour day is generally broken up into 2 - 12 hour segments, am & pm
There are 12 inches in a foot.
There are twelve basic hues in the color wheel
In craps, 12, is a double 6. It is called Boxcars and is craps (loses or craps out) on a come out roll.
Humans have 12 pairs of ribs
There are 12 Federal Reserve Districts
There were 12 kniggits of the round table
There are 12 signs of the zodiac
There were 12 Angry Men
The 12 bar blues is a popular musical form
12th Night is a comedy by Shakespeare

Title 12 of the US Code is GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES

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12 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Quirinius
Halley's Comet appeared. A Sign! A sign! Let us follow it!

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12 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Sulla
Caligula was born; a sign that nobody recognized

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On this day in:

1881 -- Andrew Watson became the world's first black soccer player and captain.
1894 -- Coca-Cola was first bottled and sold
1912 -- The Girl Guides (later called Girl Scouts) were founded
1928 -- William Mulholland's St. Francis Dam failed; the floods killed 431 people
1930 -- Mahatma Gandhi began the Salt March,
1933 -- FDR's first fireside chat
1938 -- German troops occupied Austria.
1947 -- The Truman Doctrine of foreign meddling was proclaimed
1967 -- Suharto took over from Sukarno
1993 -- North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
2009 -- Berie Madoff pleaded guilty to scamming $18 billion
2011 -- A Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor melted and exploded, so, moar nukes!

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Born this day in:

1685 -- George Berkeley, bishop and philosopher
1824 -- Gustav Kirchhoff, physicist
1832 -- Charles Boycott, a infamous land agent who was ostracized, hence boycott
1890 -- Vaslav Nijinsky, dancer
1896 -- Jesse Fuller, singer, songwriter, and musician
1907 -- Dorrit Hoffleit, astronomer
1918 -- Elaine de Kooning, painter
1922 -- Jack Kerouac, author and poet, hit the road,
1923 -- Clara Fraser, feminist and socialist
1928 -- Edward Albee, playwright and director
1928 -- Aldemaro Romero, pianist, composer and arranger
1932 -- Andrew Young, civil rights leader, congressman, ambassador
1939 -- Jude Milhon, hacker, cyberpunk, programmer, activist, BSD contributor
1940 -- Al Jarreau, singer
1945 -- George Jackson, singer and songwriter
1946 -- Liza Minnelli, actress, singer and dancer
1948 -- James Taylor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1949 -- Bill Payne, singer, songwriter, pianist
1957 -- Marlon Jackson, a Jackson

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Died this day in:
1955 -- Charlie Parker, saxophonist and composer
1999 -- Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
2012 -- Michael Hossack, drummer doobie

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Roll your own

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So, for music,
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Fukushima

Jesse Fuller

Jack Kerouac

Aldemaro Romero

Al Jarreau

George Jackson

Liza Minnelli

James Taylor

Bill Payne

Charlie Parker

Yehudi Menuhin

Michael Hossack


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picture is Glass Lamp's "James Scott, Co-Founder, Center for Cyber Influence Operations Studies (CCIOS)"

It's an open thread, so do your thing

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Arrow's picture

Need this one today...

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I want a Pony!

enhydra lutris's picture

@Arrow
you. Have yourself a wonderful day.

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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 --

These guys were still together when I was in Yountville, which is plastered all over the front page of the local rag now, triggering a major depressive episode. Another one, just like the other one. oof
Little Feat - "Willin' / Don't Bogart that Joint" Live 1978

"I'm still wasted."

Happy Monday
share peace
have a nice day

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Leek butts Day 11
thanks

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@eyo
Your leeks look to be coming along nicely. 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 --

@eyo butts. I have celery butts doing the very same thing. Magic.
This works for other veggies; lemongrass, garlic, fennel, scallions, bok choy, cabbage, romaine lettuce, ginger, onion, and pineapple.

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not yet decided whether to risk the drive to the mountain as it's going to storm all day and coming home might be difficult with front tires having no traction.

Anyways, my luck to be here and not miss being "On the Road."

“I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.” ~ Letter to Ed White

"I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.

"I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born." ~ Jack Kerouac

Memories from youth sweetly tinge inside me, flakes as large as window's morning snow knowing that i was not alone then... and hopefully, not now.

Cheers to Kerouac for lifting up a generation of seekers and thanks to you, el, for this morning's thread. Have a wonderful day everyone!

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@smiley7
clips of Keroac reading Keroac out there on youtube somewhere. You might like: "Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the Cascades [John Suiter] " if you haven't already read it. Have a great day, whatever you decide.

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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 --

@smiley7 It sounds like a soup day in your neck of the woods. Time to stay inside and make some soup.
We had a 91 degree F. day on Saturday and today our low was 49F. Thank goodness not 91 today.

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Here is the original list of demonetized-by-google sites, the last three I added myself. Join the fun why not, add another. Reading wikileaks makes me grouchy as hell, corporate email is so disgusting, extra sauce for spewing forth from the "highest" levels of U.S. government. Same same.

Happy World Day Against Cyber Censorship
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

https://www.wsws.org/
https://www.alternet.org/
https://www.globalresearch.ca/
https://consortiumnews.com/
https://socialistworker.org/
https://www.commondreams.org/
http://internationalviewpoint.org/
https://www.democracynow.org/
https://wikileaks.org/
http://www.truth-out.org/
https://www.counterpunch.org/
https://theintercept.com/
https://blackagendareport.com/
https://www.aljazeera.com/
http://www.presstv.com/

thanks

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that Clara Fraser. Wikipedia just has a bit about her but this caught my eye;

A clampdown on internal party democracy brought this effort to a dead end. Fraser co-authored the branch’s critique of the SWP’s political and organizational degeneration in a series of documents that have been re-published under the title Crisis and Leadership (Seattle: Red Letter Press, 2000).

Without going into too much detail, that section from Wikipedia was just explaining what happened to an organization that Fraser was a part of. Some things never change, whether it's small organizations trying to make things better, or countries attempting that incredible feat. Always the clampdown on real democracy.

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@randtntx
non-famous people and their interesting lives and activities. Meanwhile we re constantly bombarded with the same stale tales of the same well known and largely mythic heroes and celebs. Ah well ...

Thanks for the clash.

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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 --

@enhydra lutris that many of todays celebs don't deserve their celebrity. Most seem to be just plain awful people, foisted upon us by the corporate media. It's strange that we lionize those types. I think we should ignore them and everybody should make their own, better, list of celebs, like eyo's list of the better news sites.

Thanks for your lists, music and all, esp. L. Minnelli.

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Every morning I log in two users, me and root. Both get their fortune told. Slackware has the best oob experience, I think. A complete system, praise Bob!

If you think last Tuesday was a drag, wait till you see what happens
tomorrow!

"man fortune"

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When fortune is run with no arguments it prints out a random epigram. Epigrams are divided into several categories, where each category is sub‐divided into those which are potentially offensive and those which are not. The options are as follows:

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"fortune -o"

Please, please, please request a potentially offensive fortune if and only if you believe, deep down in your heart, that you are willing to be offended.

"fortune -o" why not. YOLO

I'm going to Iowa for an award. Then I'm appearing at Carnegie Hall,
it's sold out. Then I'm sailing to France to be honored by the French
government -- I'd give it all up for one erection.
-- Groucho Marx

oh my

The Clash - Junco Partner

the future is unwritten
know your rights

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@eyo
fortune, but your comment reminds me that I used to have a program that would throw the I ching for one and then display and explain & interpret the result. Actually 2, one used the classic version & one used "the street corner ching". Junco partner - nice.

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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 --

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Arrived home after a 10 day trip yesterday. The rain gauge held 4" that fell since we left. Spring has sprung, but some high 20's due this week. I hope to get to the wildflower pocket on Pigeon Mt sometime this week...
http://journal.uswildflowers.com/spring-wildflowers-at-the-pocket-at-pig...
http://www.mysweetthings.com/2012/04/09/the-pocket-of-pigeon-mountaina-p...

It is a spectacular spot. Wish y'all could join me.

Have a good one everybody!

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

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@Lookout
all week, but none yet today. Good luck with the wildflowers. We're ramping up for our annual desert run in Early April. About 3 weeks out into and down thru the desert and then over to and backup along the coast. We usually get some wildflowers on that trip.

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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 --

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Went to the gastro doc as follow-up to my ulcers. Still painful (3/10 scale). Next month get a repeat endoscopy as things have settled down. Also the Other End. Been a decade. At least I'll be vacant. There is now a blood test for liver damage. Go to hospital tomorrow or so to have blood work. My first visit with no copay, ever.

I saw my first buzzard this year. Displaying wings. Damn cool. A biker clued me in. So the birds return.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

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@riverlover
bad. Good luck with your tests and congrats on the lack of copay.

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