Young Men — Ask For An Outside View


When I my marriage was failing, and during the divorce, I did not operate as effectively as I should have.   I had many odd notions about what was happening, and I operated on them.  This type of thing isn’t the first time that this had happened to me.  After my divorce, when I had lots of time for reflection, it occurred to me that when I was in the middle of something, I did not think clearly.

I am not sure if this phenomenon is limited to just me, or if it is more universal, though I am leaning toward the latter.  If so, then one needs to recognize the situation when one is in it.   This is the first step, and perhaps the biggest.  Then find a trusted friend/family member (one that is maybe more experienced) and have them assess the situation.  Maybe do this with several fellas.

An outside view perhaps has the advantages of less emotion, less tunnel vision,  different experiences and ideally more objectivity.   Everybody needs Spock as a friend.

Exit question:  How does one convince another that when in such situations they should seek another perspective?

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180 comments on “Young Men — Ask For An Outside View
  1. It is indeed universal. General advice: Never make major life decisions when going through depression or another crisis. One thing at a time!

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  2. BuenaVista says:

    I understand too many things much better in retrospect. Then I see that I was the stupid person Feynman refers to.

    The neuroscience mafia say that in periods of stress, people who fight rather than flee shift their decision-making from the prefrontal cortex to the amydala. This leads to a desire to:

    Defend ourselves
    Make excuses
    Minimize the problem
    Attempt to rationalize
    Sidestep the issue
    Shift the blame

    The mental health mafia calls the ability to avoid some of those reactions “emotional IQ”.

    Just as a dead man doesn’t care or know that he’s dead, goes the existential creed, so does a stupid man not know he is stupid.

    The approach I try to take with someone who’s headed into the ditch is try to induce conversation, and I mean for hours if need be, react to nothing, ask very low key questions in a Socratic manner that the other person will take as nonthreatening and intriguing. But if someone wants to be stupid, they’re going to be stupid.

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  3. BuenaVista says:

    Add’l vanity plate idea:

    HIGRETA

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  4. “The CDC, Centers for Disease Control, is taking the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic as an opportunity to complain of a recent downsizing. How big is the CDC? 10,900 employees with a budget of $11 Billion . Seems like enough to have reliable coronavirus detection kits for more than three states. Perhaps if the CDC were doubled in size reliable kits would be available in six states.” – Woodpile Report

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  5. SFC Ton says:

    The Ton doesn’t convince

    He lays it on the table and walks away.

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  6. SFC Ton says:

    Not really a vanity plate guy but if I were it would say something like

    Bigdickenergy

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  7. BuenaVista says:

    OT:

    “It’s easy to be certain. One needs only to be sufficiently vague.”

    — Charles S. Peirce, who:

    1. Was one of the great American mathematicians of the 19th century.

    2. Chief mathematician of the US Geodetic Survey, which was a big deal at the time.

    3. The self-taught inventor of Pragmatic Philosophy, followed directly by Wm. James, John Dewey, and a host of 20th century philosophers, educators and government functionaries, who borrowed from and extended him.

    4. The inventor of the philosophy of signs, which we call Semiotics today. Peirce was 100 years ahead of Roland Barthes, and the other French semioticians.

    5. A social outcast for divorcing his wife, and marrying a woman he loved, leading to his unemployment and financial destitution.

    6. Is very, very hard to read. The quote above is one of his few witty, concise aphorisms.

    I don’t think there is any question but that he is America’s capstone philosopher, but people love to argue about that kind of thing, and do. I also don’t think you can take the measure of American history and culture without immersing yourself in his work.

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  8. BuenaVista says:

    I only get seven characters, Ton. I said “characters”, not inches.

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  9. Ame says:

    it’s universal … for us girls, too.

    i think, especially for women, it’s really hard to find someone who will tell you the truth. just.freakin.tell.me.the.truth. but women, in general, can’t do that to other women.

    there were more than a few people really close to the situation who were fearful for my life with him, but i wasn’t too sure about that. they felt like he was a time-bomb. i always knew he had the ability to go over the edge, i just never thought he would. he didn’t. but it’s been many years later that i can finally begin to *see* the things other people did that caused concern, and i can see now they were legit. but i sure didn’t think so at the time.

    – – –

    what can you tell a person in the midst of it all? idk. we always think that *this* time it will be different. i haven’t seen ‘different’ come out on the other side, yet, but perhaps it will someday.

    i remember one friend whose husband had left her for her best friend a year or two before … when mine filed for divorce, she said to me, “Now the real hell begins.” there was nothing in me that could imagine what she meant, but she was right.

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  10. BuenaVista says:

    Ton remarked on distrust of “official numbers.” This .gif about sums it up for me. I was going to say that I can toss out most models and probability projections by attacking the assumptions in a given data set — those (heuristical) assumptions being used to promote an agenda. (Think polling, global warming, market forecasting, counter-terrorism and the like.)

    But this is more fun.

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  11. Ame says:

    so … dna testing has proven my maternal grandmother was an elaborate liar. she had told all of her children that they, through her, were of a certain ethnicity. we all grew up believing we were of this ethnicity – and it wasn’t a stretch b/c they all have some features that can easily be identified with this ethnicity. then my brother did a dna test several years ago, and it didn’t show up, at all. like, not even close to that part of the world. so my mother did a dna test, and it came up the same.

    my sister was over today, and we were talking about this.

    Sister: “Mom said she talked to her cousins …”
    Me: “Mom has cousins?!”
    Sister: “Yeah! Who knew! And she has an aunt, too, and she knows where they all are, and she talked to them all. And they all said they’ve never heard any such thing.”

    my sister went on to tell me these intricate and elaborate stories our grandmother had told her of our ‘heritage’ that doesn’t exist. it is all a lie.

    ‘crazy’ and ‘female’ together ain’t new … they’ve put a new spin on it … but it ain’t anything new.

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  12. Ame says:

    my first husband was really good with statistics and stuff … and he’d always say, “It’s all in how you ask the question.” statistics just prove whatever someone wants them to prove by how they ask the question.

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  13. h0neyc0mb says:

    Exit question: How does one convince another that when in such situations they should seek another perspective?

    https://apnews.com/4b7f9026df22fee1332d6c4ca96f4728

    Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags

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  14. b g says:

    Ame

    LOL, there is sweet bugger all that any of us can do about our ancestry. My aunts swore we were pure Scots, until one of them stopped researching, didn’t say anything, just stopped. Turns out one of our female ancestors might have been Saulteaux. My wife’s story was similar, her grandmother was clearly an admixture of French and Mohawk…possibly explaining her physical ability, or at least her incredibly attractive legs and butt ;-D

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  15. Ame says:

    Lol! That’s funnee, BG, that she just stopped and went silent.

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  16. Cheque d'Out says:

    They said that it wasn’t possible, but they gone and done it anyway

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Sanders scares liberal Wall Street, and to some extent even the Silicon Valley progressive technocracy. Keeping one’s fortune cuts a lot of ideological ties. He has none of the appeal of Hillary Clinton to the deep state, or to party governors, senators, and House members. If in 2016 loyal Democrat office-holders and candidates at the state and federal level felt that Hillary on the ticket would empower them, they now fear Sanders could lose them the House and win Trump a supermajority in the Senate along with two more picks on the Supreme Court.

    Oddly, Sanders’s rivals on the debate stage never really hit the presumptive leader where he is most vulnerable: his reprehensible past empathy for the genocidal Soviet Union, and his praise of communist dictatorships such as those in Nicaragua and Cuba.

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/23/neversanders/

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA—Students at Harvey Milk High School are taking advantage of a new policy that forces teachers to recognize their “grade identity” rather than the actual, objective score they’ve earned in the class so far.

    One 11th-grade biology teacher, Mr. Harper, refused to comply with the policy, and is now on suspension pending an investigation into his harmful actions.

    The teacher repeatedly referred to a student as “failing” despite her clear insistence that her preferred grade is “A.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/school-forces-teacher-to-respect-failing-students-preferred-grade-of-a

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    The world is nearing the “tipping point” at which the coronavirus outbreak will become an uncontrollable pandemic, experts have warned.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/coronavirus-outbreak-nearing-pandemic-e2-80-98tipping-point-e2-80-99-say-experts/ar-BB10jxIO

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    In the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Modi’s home state of Gujarat in western India, Trump heaped praise on the Indian right-winger as an “exceptional leader, a great champion of India” in front of a crowd of around 100,000.

    “America loves India. America respects India, and America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people,” Trump told the ecstatic crowd, many in Trump-emblazoned baseball caps.

    https://news.yahoo.com/mega-rally-trump-begins-first-official-india-visit-062444727.html

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  22. Liz says:

    CO2JOY
    CO2ROX
    CO2BOMR

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  23. MAX CO2
    CO2-4-U
    MOR CO2
    MR CO2
    CO2 BOSS

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  24. Liz says:

    CO2BOSS, FTW.

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  25. https://pjmedia.com/election/biden-to-gun-makers-im-coming-for-you-period/

    Remember when Joe Biden was supposed to be the “electable” moderate candidate that the dems could get behind to defeat Trump?

    Now can you remember what the last “moderate” ( or even coherent ) thing Joe Biden said was since announcing his candidacy?

    Ugh, I promised myself I was going to ignore this stuff, but its just so in your face everyday.

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  26. Liz says:

    Morning update on the Wu flu:
    ROK has 833 diagnosed, Italy 230.

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  27. Liz says:

    Someone stationed in the ROK said service members and civilian DOD employees are the only ones not wearing masks and they’re getting some angry stares on the buses.

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  28. Cheque d'Out says:

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  29. Liz says:

    Mike just told me FTW means “f*ck the world”.
    I thought it meant “for the win”.

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  30. BuenaVista says:

    A millennial told me it means “for the win” so I’m sticking with the hipster definition.

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  31. BuenaVista says:

    USSTATE employee sells top secret government information. She gets the same sentence as Roger Stone, who lied/bragged to Congressional hacks about something that’s not a crime.

    1. It always surprises me how USG employees sell out for such small potatoes. (Attendance at a Chinese fashion school?)

    2. It always surprises me how utterly stupid they can be, while selling out. (She had the ChiComs wire money to her USAA account? Brilliant!)

    “Despite such a requirement, Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two intelligence agents of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years. The gifts and benefits included cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, Chinese New Year’s gifts, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend. Some of these gifts and benefits were provided directly to Claiborne, while others were provided through a co-conspirator.

    “In exchange for these gifts and benefits, Claiborne provided copies of internal documents from the Department of State on topics ranging from economics to visits by dignitaries between the two countries.”

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-state-department-employee-sentenced-conspiring-chinese-agents?fbclid=IwAR3w2czpIXuBTTcqfD-p1r9UCNHEQdxKu2bqB0x6X0FqlCuUYXlTI-VG6H0

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  32. Liz says:

    My aunt says it’s not so bad (yet) where they live (Pordenone/Sacile area).
    Of course, with a 14 day incubation period it’s kinda hard to tell.
    Feeling lucky to live in relative isolation here.
    There’s only one Chinese person in the whole town. He owns the dry cleaner.
    And I started washing Mike’s uniform myself about two months ago.

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  33. Liz says:

    They obviously have far different standards for civilian State department employees than they have for commanders. We had to report everything we owned, and made. It was like getting bent over and scoped. Every year.

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  34. FTW is an abbreviation used for many different meanings within different groups of people: 1. Online gamers: “for the win”. 2. Bikers/Old Jailbirds: “fuck the world” or “forever two wheels”. 3. Texters/Online kids: “fuck the what” which is what the fuck backwards. 4. Nazis/White Supremacists: “forever truly white”. 5. Animal activists: “free the whales”. 6. Stoners/Potheads: “free the weed”. 7. Eastcoast/Eastsiders: “fuck the west/west side/ west coast”….an jus randomly: “fuck that whore”, “forget the worst” “forget the war”….etc

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  35. Pretty sure that Calgon kills the virus.

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  36. Ame says:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FTW

    2
    FTW
    FTW is an abbreviation used for many different meanings within different groups of people: 1. Online gamers: “for the win”. 2. Bikers/Old Jailbirds: “fuck the world” or “forever two wheels”. 3. Texters/Online kids: “fuck the what” which is what the fuck backwards. 4. Nazis/White Supremacists: “forever truly white”. 5. Animal activists: “free the whales”. 6. Stoners/Potheads: “free the weed”. 7. Eastcoast/Eastsiders: “fuck the west/west side/ west coast”….an jus randomly: “fuck that whore”, “forget the worst” “forget the war”….etc
    FTW can pretty much mean almost anything depending on the person!
    #ftw#f.t.w.#nazis#bikers#racists#gamers#tweens#potheads#treehuggers
    by ejaynhtown86 August 17, 2010

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  37. Ame says:

    oops! KH already copied this! lol!

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  38. Now, call me old-fashioned, but when I was a kid selling government secrets to a foreign power was more than frowned-upon. Why some would call it treason, and it would fetch ya a little more than 40 month slap on the wrist. Why I remember one time this fella …

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  39. Cheque d'Out says:

    Says he’s going to talk about the virus in Italy

    Live now.

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  40. Liz says:

    Now, call me old-fashioned, but when I was a kid selling government secrets to a foreign power was more than frowned-upon

    That’s prehistoric!
    We’re talking BC years (before Clinton).

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  41. Liz says:

    That video says “not available”, Swithy.

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Have fixed that one and one from earlier, cheers

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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

    Specifically this one

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  44. @CdO

    “I don’t want nuffin’ to do wif your pedophile ring, mate.”

    Should have his own show, but not on the BBC.

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

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  46. @CdO

    Reminds me of Bill Clinton era joke:

    IRS Form 1040 (Simplified)

    1. Calculate your total earnings for the previous tax year.

    2. Send them in.

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  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    Translation of a term and a related disambiguation
    Ponce = Pimp
    Nonce = Not On Normal Courtyard Exercise*

    (*a prisoner segregated for his own safety – kiddy fiddler, pensioner murderer, child murderer and the like. Someone at risk from normie prisoners)

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  48. Cheque d'Out says:

    The guy on the right is BloJo’s Eminence Grise Dominic Cummings. The Baba Yaga of the left and tories in name only

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  49. Cheque d'Out says:

    #Sadness in my eyes

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    You said that you wanted more culture. Shitty fluted clips from Titanic weren’t enough, you said. Well here’s more culture than you can handle.
    More than a bucketful of culture, I reckon.

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  51. SFC Ton says:

    forever truly white? Fucking weak

    I’ll stick with the 14 words tattooed on my left ribcage

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  52. SFC Ton says:

    Also as a life long biker ftw if fuck the world. Forever two wheels sounds like some church bike group pretending to be men

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  53. SFC Ton says:

    What kind of pussy goes to the hospital over spall?

    https://abc13.com/5962244/

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

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  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    A word from the director of the WHO on the coronavirus not-a-pandemic

    (Nicked) (shamelessly)

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  56. Cheque d'Out says:

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  57. Cheque d'Out says:

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  58. Hmmm, Kobe Bryant had an estate valued at around $600 million, yet his wife has filed suit against the estate of the helicopter pilot for wrongful death. Hmmm.

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Something for Liz

    This Hero Cat Is Surviving and Thriving With 3D-Printed Titanium Limbs

    After suffering serious frostbite, Dymka is now living large with new titanium limbs.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a31022925/cat-prosthetic-limbs/

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  60. Cheque d'Out says:

    Like

  61. Farm Boy says:

    The main news to emerge from Trump’s visit so far is a $3 billion helicopter sale, part of a move toward making the U.S. “the premier defence partner of India.” While it has been lost in the minutiae of political press coverage, this military purchase reflects one of the most important global developments of recent years. During its early years of independence and throughout most if not all of the Cold War, India was a socialist-leaning and Russia-oriented “nonaligned” nation. More recently, India has adopted more progressive, free-market economic policies, and has turned decisively toward the West. Its alliance with the United States is one of the most positive geopolitical developments of recent years, and it is properly being celebrated by President Trump

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/02/trump-in-india.php

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    Racist signs that say “white lives don’t matter” and other racial slurs were posted in the Canadian city of Kitchener but received no media coverage whatsoever.

    https://summit.news/2020/02/24/white-lives-dont-matter-signs-appear-in-canadian-city-media-ignores/

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    Respondents to a CNN article about a swarm of Africanized bees that attacked a group of firefighters and police complained that using the term ‘Africanized bees’ was racist.

    https://summit.news/2020/02/24/respondents-to-cnn-article-about-africanized-bee-attack-complain-of-racism/

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    Sweden’s Social Democrats Find Bernie Sanders Too Far Left

    “It was a mixture of very young people and old Marxists, who think they were right all along. There were no ordinary people there, simply.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/swedens-social-democrats-find-bernie-sanders-too-far-left/

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  65. What makes the cat a hero again? I very much doubt it had any choice in the matter.

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  66. India isn’t our friend. Who the fuck thinks India is our friend?

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    Steven Spielberg Is Actually ‘Embarassed’ And ‘Concerned’ About Daughter’s New Porn Career

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/report-steven-spielberg-is-actually-embarassed-and-concerned-about-daughters-new-porn-career

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    MSNBC’s Joy Reid And Chris Matthews Mock, Attack Trump Supporters As Racists Who Revolted Against “Smart” People

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/444282-msnbcs-joy-reid-and-chris-matthews-mock-attack-trump-supporters-as-racists-who-revolted-against-smart-people/

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  69. RichardP says:

    In the most exhaustive review undertaken of Elizabeth Warren’s professional history, the Globe found clear evidence, in documents and interviews, that her claim to Native American ethnicity was never considered by the Harvard Law faculty, which voted resoundingly to hire her, or by those who hired her to four prior positions at other law schools. At every step of her remarkable rise in the legal profession, the people responsible for hiring her saw her as a white woman.

    The Globe closely reviewed the records, verified them where possible, and conducted more than 100 interviews with her colleagues and every person who had a role in hiring decisions about Warren who could be reached. In sum, it is clear that Warren was viewed as a white woman by the hiring committees at every institution that employed her.
    Warren’s political enemies have long pushed a narrative that her unsubstantiated claims of Native American heritage turbocharged her legal career. But it is clear that Warren was viewed as a white woman by the hiring committees at every institution that employed her.

    …That previously undisclosed report reveals that the hiring committee at Penn, where Warren worked from 1987 to 1995, viewed her as a white female applicant. Moreover, the committee went to some pains to explain on this form why she was selected over several minorities to fill a faculty position.

    Boston Globe

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  70. horsemanbombadil says:

    Before sjws infected the mcu

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    In the most exhaustive review undertaken of Elizabeth Warren’s professional history, the Globe found clear evidence, in documents and interviews,

    Short answer — I don’t believe it.

    See here,

    https://spawnyspace.wordpress.com/2020/02/22/when-being-a-woman-isnt-enough/

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    The World Health Organization on Monday declined to call the series of novel coronavirus disease outbreak flaring worldwide a pandemic, despite case numbers — and deaths — jumping precipitously over the weekend in Italy, Iran, and South Korea.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/coronavirus-pandemic-iran-italy-south-korea

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  73. Farm Boy says:

    They put up with a lot of shit

    Bay Area residents — despite being swept up in an unprecedented economic boom — are growing ever unhappier with the place they call home.

    Nearly 3 in 4 residents think the quality of life in the Bay Area has gotten worse in the last five years, according to a new poll of registered voters conducted for the Bay Area News Group and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. That marks an astonishing 10-point jump in dissatisfaction from last year.

    https://www.marinij.com/2020/02/23/bay-area-dissatisfaction-rich-poor-young-and-old-unhappy-here-2/

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  74. SFC Ton says:

    What makes the cat a hero again? I very much doubt it had any choice in the matter.
    ……..
    If single moms are heroes then that cat can be a hero

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    I am very sorry this took so long – I wanted to make it as thoughtful as I possibly could. Much has happened in the past few days. Here in the USA, we are in the grip of a 2nd wave of influenza – and I have been profoundly busy the past few days because of this. People who comment about epidemics and the fact that influenza is much worse here in the USA are not making that up – this is a particularly bad year – but what is happening in China is really just as bad if not worse – and I am beginning to really despair that we here in America are just having this whole thing really downplayed by our media and leaders.

    So here is the update on multiple fronts.

    First of all my wife’s family.

    Her father has still not been heard of — now approaching a month. No words can express my wife’s grieving. I am running out of ways to help her cope.

    Her brother and his family are still in their upper floor apartment in a major metro area — not Wuhan. The martial law and lockdown continue. They have not left their apartment in about 3 weeks. Food is delivered to them twice a week. There is no end in sight at this time. The family immediately across the hall was forcibly removed about 3 days ago because one of them was sick. My wife is concerned about their mental health – but so far they are staying healthy.

    Her mother remains under in home quarantine in her apartment in a small city on the Western frontier. She seems to be fully recovered. She is eating rice that she has had piled up in her apartment for just such a reason – and refuses to eat any food that is brought to her door. This city is in the middle of a vast agricultural area. Hogs, cows and chickens are a staple of their economy. My mother-in-law has told us that the “death stench” has permeated her city the past week or so and getting worse daily. She cannot even open her windows. Why? No one is going to work – and no one is taking care of the livestock. No shipments of grain are coming in for the animals — and throughout the land the animals are starving in the pastures. The bodies by the hundreds of thousands are just laying in the sun and rotting. All this while the industrialized part of China is beginning to have severe food shortages. Something in my doctor brain is telling me that having millions of people so close to rotting animals cannot be good. What could possibly go wrong?

    Three days ago, 20% of the workers in my brother-in-law’s city were ordered back to work. The photo I have attached is from American media, showing a transit train during rush hour on that day. Yep, that worked. The people of that big city are in open defiance of the Communist Party in a way that has never happened before. It has been my concern all along that the lies and fraudulent numbers coming out would reap the whirlwind for the Communist government not just from the West — but also from their own people. When exactly are the people going to feel safe going back to work? Who knows?

    Some of the comments I have read on some of my previous posts have been concerned that the tone was too macabre or apocalyptic. Well, snowflakes — that is because things are very macabre and very apocalyptic in China today. The true scope of this disaster is being grossly underplayed in the American media.

    My wife is a PhD graduate of Tshingua University in Beijing. It is an institution that would be similar if our Harvard, Yale, and MIT were all combined into one place. The graduates there are heavily recruited by the Communist Party – and most of them go on to work in the government, the universities, and the law. It is their version of the one-percent elite. My wife belongs to multiple social media groups of Tshingua alumni and current students. Imagine my surprise reading multiple comments repeatedly bashing the Communist government and officials and their handling of this incident. These are future and current Communists and this would have been unthinkable just a few days ago. But the real stunner came last night — another jpg of Chinese text was sent to all current students and alumnus of Tshinghua. I have enclosed the photo.

    My wife tells me this is written by a Buddhist monk in the Forbidden City named Gentleman Zigong probably in the early part of the 20th Century. This is a printed duplicate in more modern Mandarin. This is part of a large cycle of Chinese literature known as the “Ancient Internal Bible”. This is difficult to translate into modern language because it is written in a very old dialect. I view it as being similar to us in the 2020s reading Chaucer’s Middle English. So my wife really struggled to translate some of it – but in general – this is what it says….

    “The year 2020 – The year all of China will weep. The omens will be so bad that the New Year will not be celebrated. Then the plague will come. It will come with a fury – the tigers and the wolves will hide in the mountains. The plague will encompass all the land – and will eventually spread to the whole world. Very soon – rice will become so expensive that no one can eat. Then the rivers will sink all the boats. People in that year will only be able to harvest rice in the very early spring. There will be no harvest of late season rice, beans, wheat, and oats because vast clouds of locusts will lay waste to the entire countryside. I, Gentleman Zigong, assure you Chinese in 2020 that the locusts will fall from the skies and the destruction will be complete. Smoke and fire will fill the fields – but nothing will be able to stop the swarms. Once the locusts have destroyed the land and the smoke is still coming from the ground, the rivers will flood the countryside. I, Gentleman Zigong, will tell you Chinese in 2020 how to survive. Remain very close to your families and your neighbors. The best is to have stored up plenty of gold and food to live and share freely with those you love. Tolerate no thieves among the people. Be uniters and not dividers. If you can do all these things, you will survive.”

    Make what you want of that — I am not sure how I feel — my wife certainly believes it. But the more fundamentally amazing thing is the fact that this has been shared and commented on by thousands of Chinese elite. In complete defiance of the Communist Party which has done everything it can to stamp out their ancient religion and all its signs and portents. The defiance is happening with their real names attached to the posts — and just unbelievable commentary about their government’s incompetence in this affair. One after the other all day they come over her social media. This includes many members of the People’s Liberation Army. My wife is feeling that the cracks in the Party are getting bigger and bigger and this is way way bigger than anything that has happened in her lifetime

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/china-apocalypse-buddhist-prophecy-locusts/

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    “I don’t think like these people, and I no longer want to be associated with them.
    “I’ve reached Peak LGBT, and this is my coming out.

    “Never have I [before] witnessed literal mentally ill individuals who are latching themselves on to the LGBT community without actually being LGBT for the sake of oppression point, external validation, and sympathy.”

    The LGBT community has become a safe haven for the mentally unstable who are not seeking help (and who are also not in any sense of the word ‘queer’).”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/386017.php

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    The City of Miami responded to socialist Bernie Sanders’ pro-communist remarks from Sunday night by announcing on Monday that the city is officially sponsoring an anti-communism concert to celebrate freedom

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/city-of-miami-announces-big-event-after-bernie-makes-pro-communist-remarks

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  78. Gunner Q says:

    Farm Boy says:
    24 February, 2020 at 11:26 pm
    “Steven Spielberg Is Actually ‘Embarassed’ And ‘Concerned’ About Daughter’s New Porn Career”

    Have I ever thanked you Spawney-ites for the bottomless well of blog material you provide? I feel guilty, not having to go out and hunt my own material.

    [Welcome you are]

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  79. Farm Boy says:

    GunnerQ,

    If you want to post links to your new blog posts here, you can.

    The same applies to other manosphere bloggers

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  80. Ame says:

    Kentucky Headhunter
    Kentucky Headhunter
    12h ago
    MAX CO2
    CO2-4-U
    MOR CO2
    MR CO2
    CO2 BOSS

    Liz
    12h ago
    CO2BOSS, FTW.

    ditto Liz 🙂

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  81. Ame says:

    5. Animal activists: “free the whales”.

    this is the one that cracked me up … really?!

    how about Free the Whites?

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  82. Ame says:

    Liz
    8h ago
    Now, call me old-fashioned, but when I was a kid selling government secrets to a foreign power was more than frowned-upon

    That’s prehistoric!
    We’re talking BC years (before Clinton).

    BC = Before Clinton

    bwahahahahaha!!!

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    She might be in the market for an outside view

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    According to research performed in Poland and published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, women with bigger chests tend to have respiratory infections for twice as long as those with flatter chests, with F-cups having the infection for roughly 8.3 days while AA-cups got rid of the bug in about 3.8. Ugh!

    https://www.bolde.com/large-chest-worse-colds-study/

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  85. Sharkly says:

    How does one convince another that when in such situations they should seek another perspective?

    LOL You just give them your perspective whether they want it or not, because that’s the kind of person you are. Unafraid to tell folks what is best for them, and not giving a sh1t if some snowflakes get melted by the dawning sunlight illumining their life’s path.

    I never suffer from the regret of wishing I’d said something. Although sometimes I might regret that I didn’t have more discretion. Everybody knows where I stand. And if they try to put a more positive spin on my opinion, I’ll correct them, so that nobody will mistake me for a butt-kissing people pleaser.

    In the end people will make up their own mind how to proceed, so I’m not always trying to convince them, so much as I’m going on the record before a great cloud of witnesses that I spoke the truth to them unashamedly, as I would expect them to do for me. I’m not peddling my advice or God’s commands, I’m giving them out for free, even to those who don’t want to hear them. If I lose a “friend” over it, then the “friend” I lost is a fool who refuses to accept criticism, and I benefit from the estrangement, distancing myself from fools who can’t take instruction. If my opinion is wrong, I have presented my friends the opportunity to vindicate themselves and defend their honor and integrity by bringing the matter up, instead of secretly harboring a presumed fault against them and never having them address it.

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  86. Sharkly says:

    Those larger chested Polish women might benefit from some chest palpitation to help clear the mucus, I reckon.

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  87. Sharkly says:

    How does one convince another that when in such situations they should seek another perspective?

    LOL You just give them your perspective whether they want it or not, because that’s the kind of person you are. Unafraid to tell folks what is best for them, and not giving a sh1t if some snowflakes get melted by the dawning sunlight illumining their life’s path.

    I never suffer from the regret of wishing I’d said something. Although sometimes I might regret that I didn’t have more discretion. Everybody knows where I stand. And if they try to put a more positive spin on my opinion, I’ll correct them, so that nobody will mistake me for a butt-kissing people pleaser.

    In the end people will make up their own mind how to proceed, so I’m not always trying to convince them, so much as I’m going on the record before so great a cloud of witnesses that I spoke the truth to them unashamedly, as I would expect them to do for me. I’m not peddling my advice or God’s commands, I’m giving them out for free, even to those who don’t want to hear them. If I lose a “friend” over it, then the “friend” I lost is a fool who refuses to accept criticism, and I benefit from the estrangement, distancing myself from fools who can’t take instruction. If my opinion is wrong, I have presented my friends the opportunity to vindicate themselves and defend their honor and integrity by bringing the matter up, instead of secretly harboring a presumed fault against them and never having them address it.

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  88. Sumo says:

    I don’t exactly have a great deal of time for it, but I’ve been thinking lately that I should try my hand at writing again. Answering Ame’s question on that other thread has reinforced that decision. So, if anyone has any food related questions, hit me with them and I’ll try to come up with a semi-coherent essay or something.

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  89. Ame says:

    Although sometimes I might regret that I didn’t have more discretion.

    man, i learned young that i really needed to pray for discretion! still do 😉

    it’s something i’ve really been intentional about with my daughters. i think they’re better about it than i am.

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  90. Sharkly says:

    Sumo,
    What is the best way to take a tough piece of wild game meat, and cook it so that it is nice and tender, and doesn’t taste so gamey? I need a good answer to that. I’ve got a bunch of wild game meat in my freezer.

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  91. Sharkly says:

    For what it is worth, I know this will sound sexist, because God is a sexist, Who made two sexes, but, I believe God intends for women to work on exercising discretion and holding their tongues more, while men are to take care to speak of God, and God’s ways, far more than most men ever do.

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  92. Sumo says:

    What is the best way to take a tough piece of wild game meat, and cook it so that it is nice and tender, and doesn’t taste so gamey?

    Well, that depends on which cut of meat you’re talking about. As with domestic animals, different cuts require different cooking methods.

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  93. Cheque d'Out says:

    Nigel Farage grills David Davis (Tory MP Brexiteer) on Brexit & the ‘devastating security blunder’ on Huawei

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  94. SFC Ton says:

    Sumo,
    What is the best way to take a tough piece of wild game meat, and cook it so that it is nice and tender, and doesn’t taste so gamey? I need a good answer to that. I’ve got a bunch of wild game meat in my freezer.
    ………
    Dr Pepper

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  95. Cheque d'Out says:

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  96. Farm Boy says:

    “Let’s put that number in perspective,” she said. “… Our most violent city, Detroit, when you look at all four of the FBI’s violent index felonies — that includes murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — all four of those combined gets you a violent felony rate of 2 percent. So 20 to 25 percent [of campus rape victims] is a catastrophe.”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/video-heather-mac-donald-defends-due-process-debunks-1-in-5-rape-stat-as-hostile-crowd-shrieks-in-protest/

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  97. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After learning that foreign countries are trying to help other Democratic candidates’ campaigns, Joe Biden issued an open call for any foreign country to help him out a bit.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-wishes-some-country-any-country-would-try-to-influence-election-for-him

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    PORTLAND, OR—Local man Trevor J. Gavyn pleaded with his conservative coworker to “believe the science on climate change,” though he himself does not believe the science on the number of genders there are, the fact that unborn babies are fully human, and that socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/the-science-on-climate-change-is-settled-says-man-who-does-not-believe-the-science-on-gender-unborn-babies-economics

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  99. Cheque d'Out says:

    Trouble in paradise 🙂
    Dutch PM’s refusal to give an inch on EU budget negotiations has irritated other EU leaders
    Merkel described his attitude as ‘childish’
    Macron as ‘abominable’
    EU President Charles Michel: ‘Quelle arrogance’
    Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez whined: “Doesn’t he know I represent more citizens than his four budget-conscious lands together” (Rutte was also speaking on behalf of Denmark, Austria and Sweden)
    Such fun
    And all caused by the departure of such an insignificant little isolated island which couldn’t possibly succeed in the big bad world without the EU to protect it 🙂

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    D isney has announced that its upcoming new film, Onward, will feature the first openly gay character in the company’s history, as Breitbart reports.

    The film is set in a fantasy world of mystical creatures such as elves and dragons, and the character in question is a purple lesbian cyclops named Spector. The character will be voiced by an actual lesbian, actress Lena Waithe

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/02/24/disney-announces-first-lgbtq-character/

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  101. Sharkly says:

    Well, that depends on which cut of meat you’re talking about.
    I thought it was all just meat. This is getting more complicated. I was told a bunch of it is venison “backstrap”.

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  102. Liz says:

    My mother-in-law has told us that the “death stench” has permeated her city the past week or so and getting worse daily. She cannot even open her windows. Why? No one is going to work – and no one is taking care of the livestock. No shipments of grain are coming in for the animals — and throughout the land the animals are starving in the pastures. The bodies by the hundreds of thousands are just laying in the sun and rotting. All this while the industrialized part of China is beginning to have severe food shortages.

    I read this and must assume the Uighur Halalocaust has reached its final solution.

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  103. Liz says:

    Maybe we can send Bernie to live with the Uighurs (or what’s left of them).

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  104. Liz says:

    And now 11 of our troops stationed in the ROK have the Wu:

    http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200224000109#cb
    (Yonhap)

    Eight COVID-19 cases in the Army and one each in the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps were confirmed as of 8 a.m. Monday, up from a total of seven cases the previous day, according to the ministry.

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  105. Liz says:

    Just reading the physician’s letter more:
    Also, we learned that like other coronaviruses, this one engenders limited immunity in the host. A few days to a few weeks later, the host’s immune system has completely forgotten how to fight it. And it seems that the second time the host gets infected is much worse than the first time. And an interesting fact about this virus is the second infection will in some patients profoundly damage the interior of the arteries, and cause acute heart attacks and sudden cardiac death. Thus, all the videos of people dropping over dead. To my medical knowledge, this intimal arterial damage is unique in the viral world.

    If this is true, I have no doubt whatsoever this virus came from some Chinese biowarfare lab, an idea surely vomited up by a committee of old drunkards and opiate junkies.

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  106. Cheque d'Out says:

    I don’t think that we have amazon delivery drones here yet, but we do have something better

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  107. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Maybe we can send Bernie to live with the Uighurs”
    Haven’t they suffered enough?

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  108. Liz says:

    Lol Swithy.
    He loves communism, let him live under it.

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  109. Liz says:

    Just to add: Also, we learned that like other coronaviruses, this one engenders limited immunity in the host. A few days to a few weeks later, the host’s immune system has completely forgotten how to fight it.

    I don’t know a whole lot about virology, but it seems to me this doesn’t bode well for a vaccine.

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  110. Cheque d'Out says:

    As we say here; There’s no fool like an old fool

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  111. Cheque d'Out says:

    “GunnerQ,

    If you want to post links to your new blog posts here, you can.

    The same applies to other manosphere bloggers”

    I approve this message, it’s nice to have a network of sites running that extends the community.

    I’m not interested in competing for views, I’m not interested in just keeping people here. I want them to want to come here to enjoy the material and to find links to other like minded places (they don’t even have to be all that like-minded. Just honest about life and things).

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  112. Cheque d'Out says:

    Perhaps the start of a little swamp draining

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  113. Cheque d'Out says:

    Comedian Alistair Williams explains Brexit via Burger King LIVE from Top Secret Comedy Club

    Not bad. A new channel to me

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  114. Ame says:

    Dr Pepper – how to tell if someone has ever lived in Texas 😋

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  115. Farm Boy says:

    Former Brexit Secretary and Tory leadership candidate David Davis has branded Boris Johnson’s decision to involve China in Britain’s 5G network the government’s “worst intelligence decision since MI6’s recruitment of Kim Philby.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/24/top-tory-huawei-deal-worst-govt-decision-since-mi6-hired-soviet-spy/

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  116. Farm Boy says:

    Now, a joint study released Thursday by Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Institute for Brain Research concludes that “the SARS-CoV-2 source at the … market was imported from elsewhere. … The crowded market then boosted SARS-CoV-2 circulation and spread it to the whole city in early December 2019

    https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/02/24/study-china-lied-wuhan-virus-did-not-originate-in-meat-market/

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  117. Cheque d'Out says:

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  118. I’m not up on virology either, but here’s what I think we should have done a few weeks back:

    1. Close all borders.

    2. Shoot anyone who complains about it.

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  119. Farm Boy says:

    Despite a 3 year long investigation that turned up precisely nothing, and a failed impeachment show trial, Hillary Clinton is STILL adamant that she lost the 2016 election to President Trump because of Russian collusion

    https://summit.news/2020/02/25/video-hillary-clinton-still-blames-russia-for-her-loss-to-trump/

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  120. Liz says:

    Think future children will have a new jump rope song.

    China fell-o, not so mellow
    Had a lab ’cause they were pazzo
    Made a mistake
    and made a plague…
    how many doctors did it take…

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  121. Farm Boy says:

    They can’t attack him as a phony because they are all phonier than he is. Sanders’s great strength in this campaign is his relative authenticity compared to his opponents. Sanders may be a kooky “democratic socialist,” but he’s been a consistent kook, and he revels in it. He deliberately displays it, from his loud-mouthed Brooklyn patois to his studiously rumpled appearance.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/the_coming_bloombergsanders_train_wreck.html

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  122. Farm Boy says:

    NORTH HERO, VT—After another long few weeks out on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders finally got a few minutes to take a break at one of his three homes.

    This particular home, his quaint, $600,000 lakeside mansion, has one of Sanders’ favorite rooms in all of his homes: a “Hall of Dictators,” where he hangs portraits of his favorite totalitarian despots.

    “Hello there, fellas,” Sanders said as he closed the door behind him. “I hope I’m doin’ you proud, guys.”

    https://babylonbee.com/news/bernie-sanders-takes-few-minutes-to-refresh-himself-by-admiring-portraits-of-favorite-dictators

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  123. Cheque d'Out says:


    They don’t seem to see any irony in this?

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  124. Sumo says:

    I was told a bunch of it is venison “backstrap”.

    Oh, that’s easy enough. Cut the backstrap into steaks, rub with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and whatever other seasoning you might like, and cook to rare/medium rare/medium. Venison tends to be fairly dry, so cooking past medium could cause it to become dry.

    For steak cooking tips, take a trip in the WayBack Machine

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  125. Sumo says:

    cooking past medium could cause it to become dry.

    Errr….tough, not dry. Haven’t had my coffee yet.

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  126. Cheque d'Out says:

    John Snow (on the left in both senses) is a leftarded ‘news’ propaganda presenter for Channel4 news. Happily BloJo is said to be determined to sell off the state holding in channel4

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  127. SFC Ton says:

    Game lacks fat so you need to sear that shit quick and chow down

    Also chicken fried deer is the mother fucking bomb!

    Perhaps the easy way to do things is stews and soups

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  128. SFC Ton says:

    Ps
    I don’t have a problem with men who do not swear but I think it’s weak as fuck when they play at it.

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  129. Cheque d'Out says:

    Like

  130. Farm Boy says:

    I have to admit that Corbyn looks the part of a leader better than Sanders

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  131. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh dear.

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  132. Ame says:

    ‘This might be bad’: US officials finally admit Coronavirus will be a pandemic with schools and businesses forced to close
    The CDC has confirmed 53 cases in the US

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-news-us-pandemic-schools-business-closure-china-latest-a9359196.html?fbclid=IwAR0j9q6fJb_QnVImfDvQgftFlyMoHDlL8Otka27cAen1Ixd9AmGfviMkgz8

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  133. Cheque d'Out says:

    Some good news

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  134. b g says:

    If the venison is from a buck in full rut, you might want to reduce its gaminess using:

    https://www.daringgourmet.com/authentic-german-sauerbraten/

    My neighbor’s family from Bavaria actually prefers venison that way. The gravy is different but good with mashed potatoes ;-D

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  135. Farm Boy says:

    Even as the coronavirus begins to spread around the continent, EU officials have steadfastly refuse to implement border controls, insisting that the sanctity of open borders is more important.

    https://summit.news/2020/02/25/eu-officials-refuse-to-implement-border-controls-to-stop-coronavirus/

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  136. Cheque d'Out says:

    #gobsmacked

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  137. Ame says:

    just putting this out there in light of everything going on . . .

    Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria,
    Who oppress the poor,
    Who crush the needy,
    Who say to your husbands, “Bring wine, let us drink!”
    The Lord God has sworn by His holiness:
    “Behold, the days shall come upon you
    When He will take you away with fishhooks,
    And your posterity with fishhooks.
    You will go out through broken walls,
    Each one straight ahead of her,
    And you will be cast into Harmon,”
    Says the Lord.

    “Come to Bethel and transgress,
    At Gilgal multiply transgression;
    Bring your sacrifices every morning,
    Your tithes every three days.
    Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,
    Proclaim and announce the freewill offerings;
    For this you love,
    You children of Israel!”
    Says the Lord God.

    “Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
    And lack of bread in all your places;
    Yet you have not returned to Me,”
    Says the Lord.

    “I also withheld rain from you,
    When there were still three months to the harvest.
    I made it rain on one city,
    I withheld rain from another city.
    One part was rained upon,
    And where it did not rain the part withered.
    So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water,
    But they were not satisfied;
    Yet you have not returned to Me,”
    Says the Lord.

    “I blasted you with blight and mildew.
    When your gardens increased,
    Your vineyards,
    Your fig trees,
    And your olive trees,
    The locust devoured them;
    Yet you have not returned to Me,”
    Says the Lord.

    “I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt;
    Your young men I killed with a sword,
    Along with your captive horses;
    I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils;
    Yet you have not returned to Me,”
    Says the Lord.

    “I overthrew some of you,
    As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
    And you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning;
    Yet you have not returned to Me,”
    Says the Lord.

    “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
    Because I will do this to you,
    Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

    For behold,
    He who forms mountains,
    And creates the wind,
    Who declares to man what his thought is,
    And makes the morning darkness,
    Who treads the high places of the earth—
    The Lord God of hosts is His name. (Amos 4)

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  138. Farm Boy says:

    One of the baboons was scheduled for a vasectomy when he took two female primates in a daring escape from a New South Wales hospital

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/baboon-escapes-vasectomy-op-testing-21571843

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  139. Farm Boy says:

    Their stance is that it’s literally never too early to start propagandizing children who have not even had a millimole of sexual-characteristics-defining hormones in their body about how popular and brave they’ll be for being gay.

    And they mean it. It’s literally never too early.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/386031.php

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  140. Public schools closing would be the best thing to happen to American children since the polio vaccine.

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  141. Cheque d'Out says:

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  142. Ame says:

    Cheque d’Out
    8h ago
    I don’t think that we have amazon delivery drones here yet, but we do have something better

    Here, can you sign for this mate?pic.twitter.com/rHnqaPZvr7

    — Daily Owls (@Daily__Owls) February 24, 2020

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    – – –

    Kentucky Headhunter
    6h ago
    I’m not up on virology either, but here’s what I think we should have done a few weeks back:

    1. Close all borders.

    2. Shoot anyone who complains about it.

    if anything could bring trump down, this could be it … although, the alternatives are so wacko it probably won’t matter.

    – – –

    Liz
    6h ago
    Think future children will have a new jump rope song.

    China fell-o, not so mellow
    Had a lab ’cause they were pazzo
    Made a mistake
    and made a plague…
    how many doctors did it take…

    LOLOL!

    – – –

    SFC Ton
    3h ago
    These people are fucked in the head

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/womans-boyfriend-loves-wearing-wedding-dress-she-blames-herself-for-craving-traditional-masculinity

    could.not.read.past.the.title.

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  143. Ame says:

    now for something fun 🙂

    Dr Pepper: The Story of Texas’ Favorite Soft Drink

    My favorite snack as a teenager was a Dr Pepper with salty peanuts. You remember: you pour the peanuts into the Dr Pepper and let them float around and season the drink. Didn’t get much better than that.

    Dr Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America. Older than Coca-Cola, in fact, by a full year. It was created in 1885 by a pharmacist, Charles Alderton, in Waco, Texas. And its original name was Waco – it was served there at the soda fountain in the drugstore. The drink was an instant hit; customers would sit down on one of those old spinning stools and say, “Shoot me a Waco.”

    As its popularity exploded, the makers couldn’t keep up supplying the syrup to all the other drug stores that wanted it, so a company was formed, and a new name created.

    The name Dr Pepper was suggested by Wade Morrison, the owner of the drugstore. The story goes that Morrison supposedly named it after his would-be father-in-law back in Virginia, a man he wanted to impress because he was in love with his daughter.

    Morrison never did get the girl, but I bet the old man Pepper regretted that rejection when Dr Pepper became a national sensation and made the not-good-enough Morrison quite rich. Maybe the saddest person in this whole affair was Charles Alderton – the pharmacist who created Dr Pepper. He simply gave away the recipe because he was more interested in medicine than marketing.

    Dr Pepper’s formula is held in two separate bank vaults in Dallas. Each vault has half of the formula and no one person knows the entire secret. Coca-Cola has similar safeguards.

    Contrary to soda pop mythology, Dr Pepper is not made of prune juice, nor does it have any part prune juice in it. It is made of a blend of fruit extracts. But the blend of flavors results in a uniqueness that makes many people swear that Diet Dr Pepper is the most undiety tasting soft drink in existence. And let’s not forget Dublin Dr Pepper, now sadly out of production, but once regarded as the finest Pepper of all, thanks to Imperial pure cane sugar.

    Dr Pepper Poker – a version of poker where tens, twos, and fours are wild – takes its concept from the numbers 10, 2, and 4 that used to be on every Dr Pepper bottle. The label encouraged you to have three Dr Peppers a day at 10, 2, and 4 to keep you, well… peppy.

    A poker purist will not play Dr Pepper. But I like it. It is the only time I have had four a kind, legitimately.

    (click on link to see pic of 10/2/4)

    https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/dr-pepper-the-story-of-texas-favorite-soft-drink/

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  144. RichardP says:

    Ame – have you been to San Antonio yet? Or is that trip still ahead of you?

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  145. RichardP says:

    Some perspective on the story about the guy and the wedding dress:

    We were at Goodwill searching for dresses to wear during the annual Mother’s Day Climb up Mount St Helens, a decades-long tradition in which everyone scaling the volcano that day sports flowing garments in honor of female mountaineers and mothers everywhere.

    I knew Ian would be among the most outrageous on the mountain. My boyfriend is aggressively fun and a flair fanatic, which I find wildly attractive on most occasions – like when he’s scaling technical slopes in jorts and a cat shirt or skiing the steepest lines in the Pacific north-west in space tights.

    There are a couple of nice pictures at the following link, even if you don’t want to read the article. i’ve been on that mountain after the erruption, but not at this spot. What you see behind the folks is the beginning of the hole that was left after the mountain blew. It was originally quite a bit taller than this.

    Hiking Mt. St. Helens

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  146. Farm Boy says:

    He also invited other countries to help put a stop to Trump, saying, “I’m inviting the rest of the world to get involved in our next election, because the fate of the world is in the f***ing balance.” Yep, election interference is fine. It’s fine. Whatever. Ruffalo is a Class A nutcase.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/02/25/trump-public-enemy-no-1-mark-ruffalo-invites-other-countries

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  147. Farm Boy says:

    Biden Claims More Than Half The American Population, 150 Million Americans, Have Been Killed With Guns Since 2007

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/444456-biden-claims-more-than-half-the-american-population-150-million-americans-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007/

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  148. Liz says:

    Some perspective on the story about the guy and the wedding dress:

    Not…really.

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  149. Stephanie says:

    So we’re up double the number of positive coronavirus infected people, going from 3 to 6 since last week, and coming from the numbers in the quarantined group at one of our military bases. And of course our smug city officials are still saying there will be more from the cruise ship passengers.

    And they’re spreading them around to be treated at our hospitals… instead of keeping them there and treating them medically there.

    Once they release the quarantined people (over 100 in our city alone) I think it’s going to get worse. 14 days does not sound long enough, and certainly spreading sick ones out to the hospitals is the worst idea they could have come up with.

    Just hoping to have this baby quickly next week and get back home. I already put in a request to have him room with me so he doesn’t go to the nursery.

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  150. Stephanie says:

    And not trying to sound alarmist, thank goodness labor and delivery is in a fairly isolated part of the hospital so I’m sure it will be all fine (the infected people probably aren’t even at that one).

    I just wish the were handling this better and not spreading them around to our hospitals. Good grief!

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  151. Farm Boy says:

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Democratic Party has adopted seven progressive virtues as an official part of its platform: envy, greed, pride, lust, outrage, sloth, and gluten-free gluttony.

    Democrats are working on a list of seven deadly sins, which is rumored to include chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-publish-list-of-progressive-virtues

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  152. RichardP says:

    I said here’s some perspective on the guy with the wedding dress and Liz said <not … really. Which prompted me to go re-read my post.

    What jumped out at me was I said that there are some nice pictures in the linked articles. I meant the mountain and the one way in the background. Some might have thought my “nice pictures” was refering to the folks in the foreground. It wasn’t.

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  153. RichardP says:

    @Stephanie – thoughts and prayers for a speedy and trouble-free delivery.

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  154. Cheque d'Out says:

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  155. Ame says:

    RichardP
    1d ago
    Ame – have you been to San Antonio yet? Or is that trip still ahead of you?

    not yet 🙂

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  156. RichardP says:

    @Ame – thanks.

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