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They are losing it on the GOS

Even after repeated purity purges, they are still having these diaries in the wreck list:

Enough With the Circular Firing Squad
I'm truly ashamed of some folks here.

Both of these were "shame on your for wanting Pelosi fired, just because she's incompetent."
They are preditable, so I won't link to them.

"30-Minute Buy: Writing the History"

My attention has recently been drawn back to the handful of diaries I wrote at dPOS, much of which I had subsequently forgotten. In the aftermath of the Georgia debacle, this one seems relevant. It is reproduced verbatim, including the introductory parenthetical.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2008
(This is a repost of my diary from yesterday, which went largely unnoticed. Given the theme, reposting it today has metacharm.)

Newest WaPo Story Claims Putin Directly Ordered Russia to Interfere in US Election

The Washington Post today published a story, "Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault," that Obama was warned by the CIA that Putin gave the order to "defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump."

We are so good in denials - we keep doing it til we die ...

so, now I read this, and imagine hearing those news on TV sitting aside of my sister and she saying "I don't understand anything". Then she thinks I might know something she doesn't. And then I realize, I don't know really either.

Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam

Just saying.

Paul Simon Gives Tour de Force and a Sermonette

In a concert at the riverside pavilion in Cleveland last week, Paul Simon gave the crowd a tour-de-force -- and a sermonette.

The tour-de-force was made up of a strong choice of songs from Simon's 53-year-long career. Five Simon and Garfunkel songs, five songs from the lush "Graceland" album, a couple from last year's "Stranger to Stranger," and 13 more carried the crowd through a 2 hour and 10 minute musical trip. Throughout, Simon hit the right notes, while his band put out striking strong rhythms and soaring psychedelic sounds.

The sermonette came just before the last song:

I feel a little bit funny about saying these things, but I'm giving, I'm allowing myself the privilege of it due to my advanced age. For years it is my observation: Anger is addictive. And we are becoming a nation of addicts. Ask yourself, "Who are the dealers? Who are the pushers? Where, where is that anger coming from?" And be aware of -- when you hear it, when you see it -- be aware of its source. It's not, it's not that we aren't gonna have reasons to be angry. Of course we do. But decision-making and best choices are made with a cool and a calm mind. And in a well-knit community, practice kindness.

Then he played, in acoustic solo, "The Sound of Silence."

Who's Rodney Stooksbury? Someone Who Ran As a Dem in GA's 6th With No Money But Got More Votes Than the $30 Million Dollar Man, Ossoff. Where's Honest Gil When You Need Him?

Hey C99 Family...

I don't really have an essay here and I don't want to waste anyone's time, so apologies in advance. I've just settled in not long ago to the AC after a full day out with the infant Boy, and three cans of beer later am catching up with some of the news today.

But I've just had a serious, from-the-belly laugh and need to know: Am I reading this right?

Democrats that move right lose elections

The median voter theorem was developed by Harold Hotelling in 1929, although it wasn't until the 1970's that the Democrats took it seriously. It states that "a majority rule voting system will select the outcome most preferred by the median voter".
His thinking was to compare politics to businesses selling similar consumer products.

Perpetuating the bias in Ulster County

Ulster County is between Albany and New York City and contains the cities of Poughkeepsie and Kingston. A committee of the County Legislature unanimously endorsed a resolution to schedule a July 11 public hearing on a proposed law to protect people from being discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity.

Thursday Open Thread 6-22-2017


Historical methods vs new technology which is better. Old methods are not necessarily better or worse than modern technology, only different. I tend to explore older methods when working on resilience projects and evaluate them with modern methods. In times of disruptions due to climate, economy or wars the supply lines we use today may not be available.

A Statement from Delphine, one of the recently banned at Dkos, like me

This is from the Dkos helpdesk discussion "Wholesale Bannings II." I have been monitoring Dkos about this topic. In light of the defeat of the DNC supported candidate, Ossuf, and the continued smears of Sanders' supporters and progressives, in general, for no reason other than to blame us for Dem losses, I thought it worthwhile sharing:

The U.S. Led Illegal War in Syria, What's It All About Alfie?

syria war.jpg

Is it about oil? Is it about gas? Is it about pipelines? Is it about a central bank? Is it about power? Is it about greed? Is it about regime change? Is it about country balkanization? Is it about Iran? Is it about Russia? Is it about Israel?

Yes.

Is it about fighting terrorism?

No.

Seth Rich cosmology: big bang, continuing expansion, black holes

Heraclitus ~ You can never step into the same river twice

The water in the river in front of you is not the same as 10 seconds before. But sometimes you must dive in. It is time to do that.

Caveat ~ whenever truth is suppressed, conspiracy theories flourish (AE)

Background information: Please consult my prior essays relating to this subject:

This is an experiment. "Winning with Seth Meyers"

The only statement in the other post is

"This is why we don't have nice things..."

gjohnsit provided me the video.

Will you watch?

Will you comment?

This is a test. Be strong. Believe in yourself. Do whatever you want.

Scientifically calculated results tomorrow. (You can believe me. I'm on the internet).

Light Reading: $6 Trillion Unaccounted for at DOD in 2015

So here's the report of a $6 Trillion error, or slight-of-hand, or slovenly behavior, or kerfuffle. Probably just a goof-up.

Dated last summer when all the kerfuffle was going on about stuff.

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2016-113.pdf

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
4800 MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500
July 26, 2016

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