Open Thread - Friday, June 22, 2018

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One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
- Klaus Kinski -

What the funk?

Zinke, Pruit, Ross, Devos, Sessions, Bolton, Nielsen, Miller, Shucknjive, Little Trumpkins, 666 Boy, … sure whatever you funkin' say.

Make America funkin' great again.

The troll named Sessions used a biblical justification? We don't care what your imaginary friend says, or how you distort it.

What the funk were people thinking? I understand there was no real choice, but Donald funkin' Trump?

I feel really anxious knowing I am more intelligent than the stable genius Dunning Kruger maniac.

Hey Donald The John Trump, maybe you could use …

I have decided to stay home through June 30, because I am more pissed than usual.

I need to take the edge off, before I embark on a profane rant.

The fix is in.

Time to funkin' make a move.

Have a great weekend. The thread is OPEN.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

We must be living in surreal times so that we can know, no - so that we can be certain, that living this way is not "the way." I look back to all the difficult times, difficult regimes, that human beings have had to endure. It's our turn, now. Yes, it's OUR collective turn to suffer, as we have inflicted great suffering on our fellow human beings for decades. If Americans cannot find it within themselves to stop the madness, just jeep on fiddling, while the empire implodes.

Have a beautiful day and weekend, folks! Pleasantry

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

NCTim's picture

@Raggedy Ann how easily people are fooled. How is it they do not recognize the manipulative use of nationalism, religion, gun rights, "the others", the poor, the disabled and funkin' children! No deference for mythical beliefs! No deference for gun hugging insecurity! No deference for support of human rights violations! I have had it with conservatives, the pious, cretins and troglodytes. Funk it!

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"The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

The Aspie Corner's picture

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

NCTim's picture

@The Aspie Corner Immigration, labor exploitation, human trafficking and sex trafficking go hand in hand. Throw in work requirements for public assistance. The objective is to create a keep people poor and unempowered bureaucracy. A wealth inequality maintenance scheme.

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"The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

@The Aspie Corner I-10 corridor. Yes he did. This area, a bastion of human rights.

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Big Al's picture

No doubt. I guess the question is who's going to do it and what's it going to be. What the funk indeed.
The choice between Clinton and Trump was no choice. Sanders being in there gave many on the left the false hope that this political system could provide relief. Looks like that's going to happen again. This political system gave us Trump. Until we change it, that's how it's going to be. We can't let it always be just the dems vs repubs in this country and we don't need a president/dictator.

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NCTim's picture

@Big Al If money rules, go after the money. It is time to take down shell organizations like AFP, illuminate money in politics, tax political activism disguised as religion (funk Franklin Graham) and dox the enablers. Everybody needs to funk the system!

Moil

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"The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

QMS's picture

In the world. Started with Clinton. FED has spent over $4 billion since 2016 locking up immigrants. Kinda shatters that Liberty image. Give us your poor and we'll make more money!

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/06/zero-tolerance-immigration-is-b...

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Intelligence is being redefined as the ability to repeat ever more complex instructions.

NCTim's picture

@QMS The latest immigration moves are actually a cash grab. You and I are paying Trump supporting and donating people to treat children as cells on a spreadsheet.

How Private Contractors Enable Trump’s Cruelties at the Border

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"The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

@QMS as always. Our tax money for detention centers? I read Treblinka Dilley, TX has the largest detention center in the U.S. built in 2014. (Note the date, not tiney-hands) Karnes City, TX has the second largest.

The Texas Legislature has/will spend 2.6 billion on border security between 2008 and 2019.

https://www.texasobserver.org/
We have been cutting funding for schools. People don't want this. Our voting systems are rigged, don't blame the people.

Most people I know are decent. This was never on our agenda. Many have been working since 2000 (and before) to prevent this kind of trouble, to no avail, despite a whole shitload of work and time and money. It seems that effort was all wasted. Bottom line is, we were all duped. This is not a defense of our ignorance, but mostly an insistence that people recognize that we were, and are being duped. It has to be fundamentally understood for a whole variety of reasons.

I'm reading a book called A Conspiracy Of Decency by Emmy E. Werner. It's about the rescue of the Danish Jews during WWll. Even some German officers looked the other way during the rescue. Decency can pop up in the most surprising of places, give it a chance. Hang in there NCTim, the decent people are incredibly important.

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NCTim's picture

@randtntx Hanging in there is not the problem. It is resisting darker impulses. I am itching for a fight. I just need to be careful of methodology. Just funkin' sayin'

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orlbucfan's picture

@NCTim Smile

It's so ridiculous in this country anymore. Think I'm beyond disgust!! Rec'd!!

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

NCTim's picture

@QMS

http://www.trumphotels.org/

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@NCTim Trump Hotels buying up busted Walmarts for small change. Turn em around, add fencing and milk millions out of ICE. Lease em out to GEO, add a McDonalds and Dunkin Donut franchise and you've got a real winner. A great taste of american pie. And the lucky inhabitants get day passes to pick strawberries!

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Intelligence is being redefined as the ability to repeat ever more complex instructions.

detroitmechworks's picture

And It's a weird feeling being the "Big Guy" in the room. Unfortunately that means it will be very easy to fall into bad habits in Judo, and I'm trying very hard not to do so. Being too reliant on strength is going to get me into trouble against the better technical players, so I'm going to have to really work on my technique more than anything else. (Having my kids with me helps a LOT. It helps me focus on the drills, and not getting bored with them. I need the practice.)

Other than that, really enjoying posting here recently. I'm feeling like the explorations and discussions are reaching whole new level of wisdom here that I haven't seen in a long time. Thanks to everybody for writing, disagreeing, and participating. It means a lot to me, and I don't you folks hear how much you are appreciated.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

NCTim's picture

@detroitmechworks It's been a really long time, college days, since I sparred. Having wrestled for years, counter moves and using opponents force against them came naturally. Being attacked could yield advantage.

I am in a disagreeable mood, so I must be in the right place Fool

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detroitmechworks's picture

@NCTim I've discovered I'm much more comfortable throwing left than throwing right, which is another advantage that I have to not get lazy and rely on. (Most Judoka play right handed.)

And I tend to tuck my foot when rolling, which is a holdover from Aikido and I gotta break out of. While it's nice to have the ability to move fluidly, it sacrifices balance for the form, and while it looks awesome, leaves a HUGE hole in my defense.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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NCTim's picture

@randtntx Play funkin' loud!

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"The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment—the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world."- Sebastian Marincolo

@NCTim This fits the mood better.
Also too I don't know how to spell tiny. Oh well.

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