Young Men — Sometimes Less Is More


It probably is common of the young to believe that if some of something is good, then more of it is better. Or that, a big direct push will turn the trick, compared to a patient, calm campaign. Such is youth.

In reality there is a place for both, with often more is better and a strong direct offensive works well. But, of course, not always. If one pays attention to what works for them and what does not work, then one can maybe figure out what is appropriate when. Normally it goes like this: one gives an over-the-top push and it fails. Perhaps repeatedly. This is the time to evaluate if the approach is effective. In other cases, one by perhaps by accident takes a lower-key approach, and things work out well. This also would be a time for reflection.

So what are some areas where more/faster/etc. might not be better?

  1. Comedy — think the 2016 Ghostbusters. Or perhaps anything with Jim Carry in it. On a more personal level, telling jokes with center being the joke and not you can be a good choice.
  2. General Conversation — let the conversation come to you. Don’t force things. Make your words count. People realize that often those who say the most, have the least to say. And once again, it often pays to make the conversation about something other than you.
  3. Business — unless you really know exactly what you are doing, being aggressive can a risk. But then again, men do take risks. Try to make it a calculated one. Once again, often it pays to let stuff come to you, to not force it.

Hopefully this starts some thinking on the matter. Ideally there is a balance between the competing forces. As one grows older, if one is paying attention, one gets better at.

Exit question — What are some other areas where this applies?

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100 comments on “Young Men — Sometimes Less Is More
  1. RichardP says:

    What are some other areas where this [less is more] applies?

    Men’s eye liner.

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  2. Cheque d'Out says:

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  3. “Sometimes less is more.”

    I have some graphic examples I’ll kindly not share here.

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  4. How government solves problems.

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    Spitting Image (an old series from the 80s & 90s) usually preferred targets on the right.
    It’s just been brought back. But fair play here, they go after Pelosi quite well

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  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    I still want to hear the clear words; We’re off on WTO terms FOAD

    They seem to the hardest words to say even when they’re what’s needed.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    Judge refuses to toss kangaroo-court lawsuit against University of Delaware for rape finding

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/judge-refuses-to-toss-kangaroo-court-lawsuit-against-university-of-delaware-for-rape-finding/

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    After Ice Cube Works With Trump, CNN Cancels Cuomo Interview, Rapper Says: ‘Can’t Handle The Truth’

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/after-ice-cube-works-with-trump-cnn-cancels-cuomo-interview-rapper-says-cant-handle-the-truth

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    SF Board Of Education Commissioner: Merit Is ‘An Inherently Racist Construct Designed And Centered On White Supremacist Framing’

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/sf-board-of-education-commissioner-merit-is-an-inherently-racist-construct-designed-and-centered-on-white-supremacist-framing

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    All of the Dem questioning of Amy Coney Barrett went like this:
    Dems: “Do you promise to implement our preferred policies?”

    ACB: “No, I’m going to interpret laws according to the constitution.”

    Dems: “So you hate our policies?”

    ACB: “I didn’t say that.”

    Dems: “So you must support our policies.”

    ACB: “As I’ve already said, I’m going to interpret laws according to the constitution. That’s what a judge does.”

    Dems: “You hate people and want them to die, don’t you?”

    ACB:

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390802.php

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  13. Farm Boy says:

    Great moments in gaslighting

    Obama: Trump’s Spying Allegations ‘Absurd,’ ‘Dangerous’

    https://www.air.tv/watch?v=g1z_ckOwQV2t42RuGo7p-Q

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    After Hunter Biden Story Broke, Hunter Biden’s Lawyer Contacted the Computer Repair Man and Tried to Get the Hard Drive Back

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390832.php

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    Boris told them that no deal was possible this afternoon.

    What happened with the eu? Barnier, their chief negotiator, insists that the talks go on, despite recently saying that the UK had to make the next move (We say no, all the moves that they demand are capitulation to rule by the eu)

    We’ll see but I just want a clean ‘out’, the eu isn’t capable of reasonable behaviour or fair trading. They’ve acted the cunt for decades and won’t see sense until they’re taking pain. The sheer fucking hubris of these arrogant monkeys

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  16. Cheque d'Out says:

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    I really hope that this is true, it seems to be.
    Lord Frost: has told Michel Barnier NOT to come to London on Monday for further talks

    Lord Frost, aka Frosty the ‘no’ man, is our lead negotiator

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    Sorry Smegan, it doesn’t work like that

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  19. Cheque d'Out says:

    Thanks FB. Enjoying these, I am.

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  20. Cheque d'Out says:

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  21. Cheque d'Out says:

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  22. Cill says:

    I just checked on search terms that found ss. Here are the top 20:

    spawny’s space
    spawnyspace.wordpress.com
    aoc tits
    spawny get blog
    aoc boobs
    spawnyspace wordpress
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    spawnyspace
    spawnys space
    aoc boob job
    alpha widow
    aoc breast size
    aoc big boobs
    n count

    AOC? WTF??? or have I missed something

    [Like boobs I do]

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  23. Ame says:

    Spawny, it’s a bit shocking this is still going on.

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  24. theshadowedknight says:

    AOC got some big ol’ tiddies on her, and she isn’t that bad looking when she isn’t spazzing out about communism. Poor girl probably could have found a decent man but for that the beliefs that have her prevented it. Poor girl is a laughingstock now.

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  25. Cill says:

    [Like boobs I do]

    Thank heaven not all tits belong to AOC. She’d just love it if they did, of course. Close, but no cigar. I draw the line at AOC’s tits.

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  26. Cill says:

    Spawny, it’s a bit shocking this is still going on.

    Oh I agree Ame. AOC’s tits are too much. Things have swung too far.

    [Wonder if bounce back things will I do]

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  27. Cill says:

    I reckon it’s a plot by google to dump a bunch of suckers on this place.

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  28. Cill says:

    How many of you buggars were bottle fed? Eh? Eh?

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  29. Cill says:

    It’s time we all spit the dummy and grow a pair.
    (Hell the mammary metaphor is compulsive on this blog. Maybe that explains it.)

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  30. Cill says:

    And now, back to the Original Poster:-

    Sometimes Less is More…

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  31. Hunter might be a good example of “too much.”

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  32. What’s up with all the shirtless pics of him?!? Bizarre. He looks seriously troubled, to me. I am wondering if he was sexually abused as a child? Not to make excuses, and hopefully we won’t shortly be finding out he’s a predator himself, but dude looks like a super lost soul!

    [Trying to emulate Putin he is]

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  33. Ame says:

    Seriously?!!! That’s crazy!

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  34. b g says:

    Hmmm, Scots Irish?

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Wall Street Mogul Leon Black Paid Jeffrey Epstein $50 to $75 Million For Vague, Unspecified “Services” — All After Epstein’s Pedophile Conviction, When All the World Knew That Epstein’s Main Business Was Renting Child Sex Slaves to Wealthy Pedos

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390836.php

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    When asked how he could prove that the damning texts and emails came from Hunter Biden’s computer, Giuliani revealed that Biden’s lawyer contacted John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer repair shop owner who had discovered the material, as soon as the story broke.

    “I’ll give you something that really verifies it,” Giuliani said. “The very morning this came out, Hunter Biden’s lawyer called the merchant, and asked him if he could have the hard drive back,” he said. “We have email evidence of that. So if the lawyer is asking for the hard drive back—it must be the hard drive.”

    “He actually did it by telephone and email and we have the email,” Giuliani added.

    Crowder was stunned.

    “It’s almost as if it makes it worse on them, Mr. Giuliani!” he exclaimed.

    “Oh yeah, it’s the dumbest thing a lawyer can do,” Giuliani agreed. “”I mean, Joe Biden was the dumbest kid in law school.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/10/16/giuliani-hunter-bidens-attorney-contacted-computer-repairman-after-ny-post-story-broke-wanted-hard-drive-back/

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  37. Cill says:

    When I was a lad we called them “beeps” after the bike horns we squeezed to get a honking noise out of them and a bonking noise outta the sheilas

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  38. Cill says:

    I wish I hadn’t looked up those search terms now. I got boobs on me mind.

    [Think of breasts instead you could]

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    Cornell voted to stop calling its English Department the “English Department” in order to fight “structural forms of racism”

    https://notthebee.com/article/cornell-voted-to-stop-calling-its-english-department-the-english-department-in-order-to-fight-structural-forms-of-racism

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  40. Looks like Hunters “buddies” are turning on him, too! (Sounds like he turned on them, and now they are cutting deals perhaps for lighter sentences…)
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/16/exclusive-this-is-china-inc-emails-reveal-hunter-bidens-associates-helped-communist-aligned-chinese-elites-secure-white-house-meetings/amp/

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    Pandemic Panic

    [Worth watching this is]

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Potential personal pronouns:
    Trump2020/MAGA
    Or
    Q/Shitlord

    Decisions, decisions

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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

    Ooh look! It’s a euro big wig showing why we voted to leave

    Judging by the account name he’s Europe’s Prize Prick.
    Sinister fuck.

    [Project much he does]

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  44. RichardP says:

    This is a good read about the conditions around the upcoming election:
    https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/nine-miles-of-bad-road.html

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  45. Farm Boy says:

    Trump live now

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  46. Liz says:

    Boeing Max Judged Safe to Fly by Europe’s Aviation Regulator

    So it sounds like Europe will be flying the planes while they’re still parked over here and the FAA is dragging its heals?

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  47. Liz says:

    Heels.
    It would help the airlines out if they could get this done.
    There are MAXs that have been bought and are sitting and require constant maintenance (there’s a lot of service required for a plane that doesn’t fly…more so than planes that fly regularly). Also they’re more fuel efficient.

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  48. Gunner Q says:

    “This is a good read about the conditions around the upcoming election:”

    Eh. He thinks Biden was a bad choice. Biden is an ideal vehicle for getting Kamala the Manchurian Big Tech Candidate into office. He wasn’t chosen idly.

    We’re actually saving his life by voting against him.

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  50. Gunner Q says:

    I’m going to be a poll worker on Nov. 3. This one’s gonna be historic so why not get an inside seat?

    Right now, I’m doing my “Vote Safe California” training in my computer’s other window. Guess what? You can vote without wearing a mask! It must be a Federal thing because no way would Commiefornia make such an exception.

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Trump’s 404 page

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    Columbus Day

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    Extraordinary. There are 2.5 female candidates for every single seat in this election. This will be a parliament devoted to feelings and emotion

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2020/10/17/big-mommy/

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  53. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh dear, oh dear

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    Ford clarified to Campus Reform that she believes that educators often “tend not to hold White women accountable because of perceived fragility,” adding that people often perceive White women as being unable to “handle feedback and criticism and asking them to make changes,” whereas Black women are perceived as “super strong” and able to “handle anything.”

    https://campusreform.org/?ID=15937

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  56. Liz says:

    Looks like Hunters “buddies” are turning on him, too! (Sounds like he turned on them, and now they are cutting deals perhaps for lighter sentences…)
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/16/exclusive-this-is-china-inc-emails-reveal-hunter-bidens-associates-helped-communist-aligned-chinese-elites-secure-white-house-meetings/amp/

    The stuff about China bothers me most. Because we’ve been living through it, this is just the first concrete in-our-face exchange of evidence we’ve been seeing the results of with our own eyes. Why in the hell was the PRC invited for a personal tour of one of our most important operational USAF bases in the country in 2015? We know. It’s just that no one cared, inexplicably.

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  57. Liz says:

    Airline information: At present, I doubt American is going to make it, even if there is a bailout (and I hope there is not). United is just as bad off. Delta is probably going to keep it together, but they’ve furloughed a lot of people already. SWA is going to cut salaries. They and Alaska are looking the best as far as that goes. SWA still has about a year and a half of cash left (the CEO is smart, and never waits for a bad time to prepare for a bad time).

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  59. I can’t tell if Harry’s been drugged or if he’s finally realized that he totally Hunter Bidened himself.

    “Jaysus Fooking Chreest! I was a fooking Prince of England! I could have had any fooking woman in the world! What the fook did I do?!?!?”

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  60. Cheque d'Out says:

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    So you do it outdoors?

    Sex banned indoors for Tier 2 couples living apart, Number 10 confirms

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/indoor-sex-ban-tier-2-couples-living-apart-a4571925.html

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  63. She’s always gonna be this version to me:

    The idiot savant version who could sing, but otherwise never talked or tweeted. Ever.
    The pre-brain slug version.Or PBSTS for short.

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  64. Baby, hit me one more time.

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  65. theshadowedknight says:

    Banning sex. If at this point the British don’t tell the government to go fuck themselves, and we’ll fuck each other if we like, they deserve everything. What a bunch of wankers.

    [With a ban on sex, “wankers” it would be]

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  67. h0neyc0mb says:

    If I had recalled a long time ago with NWA and became Delta .. I’m not sure I wouldn’t be on the street / furloughed .. yet again.

    The ole Nuclear Power Industry is paying the bills .. and I’m not sleeping in bad beds and eating bad food!

    Viva La Nuclear!

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    I used the metaphor of barking to describe Biden crime family news. However, Professor Jonathan Turley notes the Sherlockian dog that doesn’t bark. “If [the Hunter Biden laptop emails are] fabricated, there were three barks that we would have expected within hours of the release.” Professor Turley itemizes the missing barks:

    Bark 1: This was not Hunter Biden’s computer

    Bark 2: These were not Hunter Biden’s photos or emails

    Bark 3: This is defamation

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/10/a-modified-limited-bark.php

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  69. Farm Boy says:

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  70. Ame says:

    Spawny – when y’all vacuum, do you call it ‘vacuuming’ or ‘hoovering’

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  71. Liz says:

    https://hk.appledaily.com/news/20201016/YZDGZQADGVESFOKHEVR5MEUXXE/

    Why hasn’t anyone called Biden the Manchurian candidate yet?

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  72. Cheque d'Out says:

    Either works, Ame. Probably hoovering more often though.

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  73. Farm Boy says:

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  74. Cheque d'Out says:

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  75. Cheque d'Out says:

    A must read, I’m sure

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  76. Cheque d'Out says:

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  77. Cill says:

    Re Brexit.

    Boris has to hold his ground. It stands out like a dog’s balls that the EU approach is “now let’s all work as a team and do things entirely our way”. It’s Leninist absolutism. Johnson should not compromise one bit.

    I said before now, when I was sailing a hired boat there I saw Dutch trawlers complete with mother ship close off Yorkshire. They weren’t only stripping Britain of its fish, they were wrecking its sea bed. I was so angry I sailed close and yelled at the bastards. Fair go, if I’d had a torpedo I would have sunk them. I was sort of unrealistically hoping I could wangle a way to get on board and beat the snot out of the pricks.

    Later the same day I informed the Ministry of Fisheries, and to cut a long story short they didn’t want to know. I spoke to locals in a pub and apart from a couple of blokes they weren’t interested either. Shit. What has happened to the country that produced the greatest sailors the world has ever known?

    That’s why Brussels is hanging on. They are expecting the capitulation they have become accustomed to ever since the UK joined the Common Market. They could be excused for thinking it has become a British trait.

    No compromise. No deal. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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  78. Cheque d'Out says:

    Well, Cill, me too. The main reason for optimism is that Boris and his party will be fucking executed in any and all elections from then on if he fucks up. Although Boris would be gone as leader long before then.

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  79. Cheque d'Out says:

    The only thing known to man to inject spine into a politician is the prospect of his career being ended, after all.

    I don’t, FTR, regard The Donald as a politician in any normal sense of the word

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  80. Ame says:

    The Coronavirus Experts Were Wrong, Now They Need Scapegoats

    “We don’t know how well the China Model worked for the People’s Republic of China, but it failed in every free country that tried it. Lockdowns eventually gave way to reopenings and new waves of infection. This was always going to happen because not even the more socialist European countries have the police state or the compliant populations of a Communist dictatorship.

    Desperate, the public health experts adopted China’s compulsive mask wearing, a cultural practice that predates the virus, as if wearing a few flimsy scraps of fiber would fix everything.

    It hadn’t and it didn’t.”


    “The rule of the experts isn’t fighting the virus. It has become the virus.”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/10/coronavirus-experts-were-wrong-now-they-need-daniel-greenfield/?fbclid=IwAR0xj2_sLuOK9gtisv33hrQ7IujlaoK0O3qwkMUDhIfPFGRUbOP0apzu9CQ#.X4mJdkbk6qQ.facebook

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    For the Kiwis, Anglo-Saxon and Maori

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    Super Woke San Fran to rename 44 schools that have “inappropriate” names like “Washington,” “Lincoln,” and “Paul Revere”

    https://notthebee.com/article/super-woke-san-fran-to-rename-44-schools-that-have-inappropriate-names-like-washington-lincoln-and-paul-revere

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  83. Cheque d'Out says:

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    Forgetting To Social Distance, Enormous Crowd Gathers Outside Supreme Court…

    No worries! It’s OK. Their grievances will protect them

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/457677-forgetting-to-social-distance-enormous-crowd-gathers-outside-supreme-court/

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  85. Gunner Q says:

    “The Coronavirus Experts Were Wrong, Now They Need Scapegoats”

    All they had to do was declare victory, preferably after the high-water mark of the election, and then pretend there wasn’t any more Coof happening. Easy to do when you need a blood test to be sure you even have it.

    Now that there’s an entire new biomedical sub-industry grossing over $10T per year in the USA alone, i don’t think they can afford to cure the disease. That’s a huge bureaucracy outliving its original purpose. Wouldn’t it be nice for them if a second wave of disease came along to justify their continued funding? And a third? Then a fourth?

    Oh, look at that. They say there’s going to be a second wave to Coof. I’m shocked.

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  86. theshadowedknight says:

    I’m looking to put a silencer on my rifle, so I’m looking for suggestions on them. Can you all give me any pointers on what I should look for?

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  87. h0neyc0mb says:

    That’d require a long phone call .. My fingers would be tired by the time I finished typing.

    In today’s world .. go Form 1 and roll your own via a kit. Don’t buy it til you have a Form 1 in hand to stay legal.

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