Open Thread - Friday, August 23, 2019

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Welcome to a content free edition of Funk Friday. The Internet, DSL, and land line both are dead and I do not have IPad editing skills.

Have a great weekend! The thread is OPEN.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

After owning an iPad four years, I finally know a few editing tricks, taught to me, of course, by a youngster!

First week of the semester has been uneventful, thank goodness. Glad it's finally Friday.

Have a lovely day and weekend, folks! Pleasantry

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

No Friday should be funk free!

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I think it was last week Pluto suggested better things are coming...
https://www.starlink.com/

The object of Starlink is to bring very cheap, zero-latency Internet to all humans on the planet — no cable, no wires, no lag. So everybody can finally hook up and help each other get civilized.

https://caucus99percent.com/content/open-thread-friday-august-16-2019

Hoping for better internet in the boonies!

For those missing Tim's funky music today, here's tune-ins Funk channel
https://tunein.com/radio/Funk-c100002460/

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

@Lookout that's what I say. Do not let tech fascistas take over the whole galaxy, NOPE. The plan is delusional bernays sauce to sell mass surveillance, cementing its place in the duopolist's war economy. To beat Comcast or AT&T I guess, more pap for the masses. Do not give away your last shred of personal privacy, of personal freedom, to fascist investors selling 'disruptive services". uber alles
seig heil elon musk
seig heil planet earth
space junk
count me out

PEACE

P.S. I finally bought a tomato, an heirloom one for six dollars. It was okay, but not worth six dollars. Half went in to a cold chickpea salad, the other went on the cheese grill with some french bread and dijon mustard. I am still trying to offload pieces of art but nobody likes art within proximity. Except the wealthy pigs, who already hate my face. mutual feelings
wine pig
Hank Wetzel, Wine Pig
patriarch of Alexander Valley Vineyards
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-08-16/california-wine-in-chi...

Over decades, Wetzel cultivated markets across California, in Texas and in other U.S. states to the point of shipping 175,000 cases last year. But he had never sought business abroad until he visited China two years ago. With his sons taking over day-to-day operations and sales, Wetzel and his wife, Linda, who oversees the winery’s bookkeeping, were looking for a new adventure.

“Twenty years from now, China could be the largest wine market in the world,” Wetzel said. “We want to be ready.”

At Shanghai’s trade show, they met Rose and Jack Sun, a young couple who operate Shindy Wine. “It was the kind of small operation I was looking for,” Wetzel recalled. “They had one Australian wine, one Chilean and one producer in France. I get more attention as their only U.S. wine.”

river kkkillers rule

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naughty boy

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May we be united and strong -- laurel

@QMS happy friday
Abundant sunshine. High 97F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph

isn't it good

The Beatles / Norwegian Wood【Original】

PEACE

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His legacy of unlimited donations to political campaigns lives on.

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@on the cusp by the "left" w/the clintons, empty suit leading
the charge

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trump will be amerika's last president

There is no way in the American political system to vote against the interests of GS, JPM, Citi, ATT, AMZN, MSFT, WM, Alphabet, FB, APPL, Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin, UHG or Northrop Grumman.

@ggersh very long.

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@on the cusp
one less capitalist destroying the planet

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May we be united and strong -- laurel

@QMS giving 1 billion to charities and keeping 57 billion for himself doesn't impress you.
amirite?
*amirite--so long, Armando!

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@on the cusp
are capitalist think tanks or some derivative, your assumption of my impression is right on!
If money is speech and corporations are people, he ain't dead. Just invested. And still making noise.

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May we be united and strong -- laurel

@on the cusp right on. dance maker

Kool & The Gang - Celebration

keep going
PEACE

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https://grist.org/article/are-farmers-setting-day-of-fire-amazon-ablaze-...

Christian Poirier, a program director for the nonprofit Amazon Watch, said that farmers were clearly emboldened by Bolsonaro to burn forests. “The fires currently ravaging the Amazon are directly related to President Bolsonaro’s anti-environmental rhetoric, in which he errantly frames forests and forest protections as impediments to Brazil’s economic growth. Farmers and ranchers understand the president’s message as a license to commit arson with wanton impunity, in order to aggressively expand their operations into the rainforest.”

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trump will be amerika's last president

There is no way in the American political system to vote against the interests of GS, JPM, Citi, ATT, AMZN, MSFT, WM, Alphabet, FB, APPL, Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin, UHG or Northrop Grumman.

@ggersh la de da da de, la de da de da
"it gets bigger and goes on"

omg wtf
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"in my heart it goes on
every day it goes on
it goes on it goes on
BAM! HEY! Woo!"
be right back
just a minute... after the bernays break lol
comedic retreads
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TulsiNow, only for the wars that end, eventually, some day, can't say when. Can't say won't start any quick bigly wars, just stop the Forever Wars. That phrase resonates like:
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plonk!
Nobody 2020

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May we be united and strong -- laurel

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@Azazello
the POTUS run. Imagine what Herr Drumpf will be able to do afterwards! The possibilities are endless! Leaves me breathless. Call an ambulance, I'm turning blue.

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

enhydra lutris's picture

tunnel trap of incomorehensibly horrible chaotic ye stagnant traffic madness to what? No Tim on Timday? Curiouser and curiouser. I got's nuttin', 'cept mebbe -

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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 --