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OT - 10-29-15 - Baseball!

What is this thing with Saudi Arabia? It's like Saudi Arabia is the most powerful country in the world. One prince gets picked up for rape and then let off, his cousin gets caught with two tons of drugs apparently meant for "ISIS". Those Saudi dudes are always crashing their cars in Beverly Hills. And there was that escort of the bin Laden family out of the country on Sept. 12th. Somebody, explain what the United States is afraid of? Oil will get cut off? Or something else?

OT - 10-22-15...what's the use? Is there any?

Let's face it, life used to be better. There was that thing about if you have $10 and no debt you're ahead of 25% of the country. Maybe life was better way back then because of that "no debt" business. I remember thinking "if I only had $10,000..." or "$100,000" or some figure. I'd be set! Life would be cushy! Of course in retrospect that life seems pretty good. We had no money to speak of but our rent was $50 a month.

Oops, LATE, Mondy open thread

Monday 10/19/2015

Selective review of October 19 in history, cherrypicked from Wikipedia:

Not a good day for Carthage. In 202 BC during the Second Punic War Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage, at the Battle of Zama. Then, in 439 the Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, took Carthage.

OT The women

Shaharazade had a fine OT going...but she didn't hit "save" and then accidentally navigated away from this page, losing everything and now she's cooking dinner so I (Shahryar) am going to take up the theme in my own way, not exactly wrecking it but giving it a slightly different emphasis, just because, as a male, I can't help it. I can't write it from the same perspective.

Monday Morning Open Thread

Monday Morning Open Thread, 10-05-2015

When this posts I will be camping on an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. I will worry, but not too much, about how this is being received. Once I wake up and get up and have coffee and let the cats out, that is. I could assign topics, like "Aleister Crowley and Anton La Vey - compare and contrast" or "You are the eyes of the world - discuss among yourselves", but that would defeat the purpose of an open thread. I might even get to check in via 'phone, but that remains to be seen.

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