Handling An Ego


My sister’s first husband had a bit of an ego and was a hot-head. She once explained how she handled him. When she was confident that she was correct about some issue, she would gradually feed him reasoning/facts related to it. She would do it in as a low key manner as possible. It was almost as if by osmosis. Eventually he would come to the correct conclusion; with him thinking that it was all his idea. His ego was satisfied, which was perhaps the most important thing.

One might wonder why somebody should have to go through such when their position is strong and makes sense. I surely have wondered this my whole life. When people have really deep seated ideas, the ego is more often than not greatly involved. One needs to bypass it. About the only way to bypass it is with a gradual indirect approach. But then again, an assessment needs to be made as to whether the results will justify the effort.

Exit Question — Can a strong lefty ever be made to see the light?

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193 comments on “Handling An Ego
  1. SFC Ton says:

    Exit Question — Can a strong lefty ever be made to see the light?
    …….

    Pain is a wonderful behavioral adjustment tool

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  2. Gunner Q says:

    “Exit Question — Can a strong lefty ever be made to see the light?”

    A strong one won’t give you the chance. I’ve had variable success with weak/young ones, mainly by coopting their talking points. Example. framing “build the wall as” as an environmental issue. Dem migrants be trampling our grass! “We need strong nationalist industries because think global, act local. And Bigcorp sure ain’t acting local, now are they?” I had one coworker all the way to being a Republican in denial.

    The latest college kid part-timer, however, he jumps from one false statistics to another and thinks I’m alt-Right even though I don’t like Trump. Sometimes I feel as if we can’t even communicate about politics, as if our language is too different, or maybe he just uses me as a sounding board because I’m the only dissident he knows.

    On the whole, however, I think there’s a lot to be said for the HBD argument. The people who most want socialism are the people who can’t/won’t/are scared to live an independent life, and no argument can sway them. The most hardline socialists I’ve encountered, no question, have been the Section 8 housing residents who depend on that monthly check for subsistence.

    They should have called that last campus the Entitlement Complex.

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  3. Sharkly says:

    My sister’s first husband had a bit of an ego and was a hot-head.
    No doubt that is what attracted her to him. Although she may not admit it. Did she later divorce him for being himself?

    [She was not attracted by the hot-headedness. She was 25, but due to medical reasons she needed a husband fast if she was to have a baby. She was later widowed — FB]

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  4. whiteguy1 says:

    Ego is what kept in that marriage with crazy for an extra 15 yrs and 11 months. Oh yes, looking back should have bailed in the first month.

    Ton, HOLY SHIT KIT IS HEAVY!!!

    I’m no stranger to heavy things, (Pressed 190 x 3, 4×5 @ 150 on Friday) but I just loaded up with what I thought last week was going to be scoot out of town if trouble came looking.

    I’m a full bore fool sometimes. Heh, ego again.

    It added 55lbs to the scale!!! Soft armor/plates/8 loaded mags, and a 16″ with 1×4 scope…
    I didn’t even have a bucket, H20, or my pistol and mags on me.

    Forget that! I’m not a 19 yr old full of piss and vinegar. Time to lighten the load and move that heavy crap where I’m going to hunker down.

    New plan:
    Soft armor, 12″+can (red dot)+ 4 mags, some h20, a double stack with a couple of mags, roll of cash , hip flask with wild turkey, some jerky and a baseball hat. This seems more doable for this middle aged whiteguy.

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  5. okrahead says:

    Ego is a killer, especially in conflict situations. Ego investment in monkey dances gets far too many young men killed. If you’re still doing it when you’re no longer young it’s just pathetic. Strong lefty seems to be a bit of an oxymoron. Ton’s recommendation is best.

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  6. okrahead says:

    Now, to go completely OT: Went to early voting today, arrived at around 5pm (after work), polling station scheduled to be open until 6, had been open all day. The polling station is a local megachurch; when I arrived the line stretched all the way out the door and across the parking lot, nearly to an adjacent lot where I had parked. At first I was afraid it was because things were moving slowly, but the line moved briskly as the poll workers were doing a good job of keeping things moving. It still took about half an hour before I got to the front and could vote. I talked to a couple of the poll workers, they told me it had been like that except more so all day; they said that during the morning people were waiting two hours in line (and the line was moving quickly then as well). In person voting, paper ballots. All of this in a county that went 69-25 for Trump four years ago. The poll workers’ biggest concern was how late they would have to stay since anyone in line by six was assured to be able to vote today.

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  7. lastmod says:

    Voted by mail…like I have since the 1990’s. Voted Libertarian. Dislike Trump. Cannot stand Biden.

    As for the post, Jack says “Sounds like she handled this properly.”

    Yeah, she’s divorced now…..did she blow it up? Did he vett properly? Maybe he is a cuck for not being a “leader”

    Does it matter? No. What matters is obviously something wasn’t handle “properly” by her, him or both. Jack was more concerned that is is ‘right’ than actual real world outcomes.

    [She was widowed — FB]

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  8. “Exit Question — Can a strong lefty ever be made to see the light?”

    Concur with Ton. Pain can teach them what reason can’t. Lefties are all emotion-based idiots. They have to be in order to be Lefties. History and reason show that their ideas fail each and every time they ‘re tried, but they never give up because their feelings/emotions are paramount. Now that’s just talking about the true-believing useful idiots. The leaders on that side are just power-hungry control freaks with sadistic tendencies.

    Not saying that pain will fix ’em, but nothing else seems to bring ’em around.

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  9. Gunner Q says:

    “Soft armor, 12″+can (red dot)+ 4 mags, some h20, a double stack with a couple of mags, roll of cash , hip flask with wild turkey, some jerky and a baseball hat. This seems more doable for this middle aged whiteguy.”

    That’s still too heavy. Want me to carry that hip flask for you?

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  10. Ame says:

    ummm …. Ethically aborted human fetus???

    “the particular cell line that was produced for the vaccine was produced from an ethically aborted human fetus. That was the concern that was raised by the arch bishop. The reality for vaccines is that they need cell cultures in order for us to grow them. The human cell is a really important part of their development, and clearly, in the process for the Oxford vaccine, which is one of the leading candidates for Covid 19 vaccines, that that was an important part of that process.”

    Dr. Nick Coatsworth,
    Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australia

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  11. Ame says:

    weird … try this link (it’s fb)

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  12. Ame says:

    KH – the original, youtube, link doesn’t show up on wp reader, but it does if you go to Spawny’s site. the facebook link didn’t show up in either place.

    so weird.

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  13. Ame says:

    this makes me smile!

    this man’s got moves!!!

    HT: https://chicagoboyz.net/archives/64363.html

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  14. Ame says:

    watch to the end … this guy’s got moves!

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  15. SFC Ton says:

    Libertarian is the dumbest poltical ideal ever, combining the worst of the big buiness can do whatever they want with the worst of fuck all our people and culture and let’s make whites a hated minority in their own culutre so our kids won’t habe jobs and can spend all their time running from orcs

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  16. SFC Ton says:

    Shit adds up quick. Last time my geared was weighed in the A-stan I had 178(?) pounds of bullshit, some of my boys had near on 200

    BUT it’s not like you’ll be carrying all that the whole way. Unless your plan is to walk it all. You can carry a ton of bullshit in your car, a decent mountain bike in case your car gets fucked up etc, plus pre stage some shit at your end stop

    4 mags isn’t ideal to me but I had a CSM who carried 4 mags on his many recon patrolls in Vietnam so it’s doable. Just make stealth and blending in your primary focus.

    I have a cabin about 5 hours away, if I have to relocate I am rolling out in 2 F250’s pulling 5th wheelers since I don’t foresee an escape from New York type of thing going down

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    I believe that most people can be seen to see the light by a promptly delivered sandwich.

    Or sandwich de velocité haute as the french might describe it.

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    In other news

    Ghislaine Maxwell lost her appeal to keep court documents connected to Jeffrey Epstein secret Monday, after a federal court decided that the public’s right to access the documents outweighs Maxwell’s personal interests, dealing a blow to her ongoing criminal case but delivering a win to federal prosecutors seeking to prove she lied under oath in a 2016 deposition.

    I can’t help thinking that this shit should have been being tried at least two years ago. This is all too last minute

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  19. Cheque d'Out says:

    In other, other news
    Extract from a Delingpole piece on Brieitbart (Hannan is a brexit talking creature of the tory party machine. He talks the talk but…)

    The second key point, which Hannan as a loyal party member may be more reluctant to articulate, is this: the Conservative government’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis has been so spectacularly inept that the country is losing faith in its inability to do anything right and indeed is finding it increasingly hard to imagine voting Conservative ever again.

    Boris Johnson badly needs a win somewhere to recover at least a scrap of his reputation. Vile rumour has it he will retire early next year. He would presumably prefer to do so having at least established his legacy as the Prime Minister who delivered Brexit.

    Johnson, it has become clear in the last year, never greatly believed in Brexit because he never greatly believed in anything much other than his divine right to be Prime Minister.

    But the dog’s breakfast his regime has made of Coronavirus may well have concentrated his mind. If he’s going to placate the party grassroots — not to mention the Red Wall of Midlands and Northern constituencies currently fuming about the costs of lockdown — then he ain’t going to win them back with the kind of watered-down squishery his centrist instincts might have preferred. Now it has to be full-on Brexit, good and hard, with no quarter.

    Well, unless, of course, he’s even more stupid and useless than we imagined…

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/10/19/delingpole-coronavirus-may-just-have-saved-brexit/

    I personally didn’t vote for his party last time exactly because I don’t appreciate Prime Ministerial clown acts and didn’t trust him either.

    I have been somewhat surprised by his recent showing of spine and the article sounds about right to me. I had wondered if he was just tired of getting bent over and publicly ridiculed by the EU. It seems that he wasn’t tired of it. I can only imagine the shock in the EU27 when he finally stood up, pulled up his trousers and said enough.

    But it sounds like BloJo is only doing the right thing because of his ‘legacy’. He could have been a Thatcher/Churchill stature guy if he’d fought the leadership competition against May and won a few years back and then went to the EU and kicked bottom.

    I have no idea who they’ll put in his place but unless it’s Ann Widdecombe or a properly conservative Englishman, I won’t be voting for them. They are practically indistinguishable from the Bliarite nulaba government of the 2000s.

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  20. Cheque d'Out says:

    Can’t resist posting this bit of the article too. Because it’s true

    No Deal, of course, is the outcome that all Remainers and the more nervous sort of Brexiteer were most dreading. But it’s also the outcome most Brexiteers were secretly hoping for because it’s the ‘fuck you!’ option. That is, it’s the option most untainted by compromise and also the one that signals most emphatically to the EU’s negotiators — most especially the slippery, intransigent and vengeful Michel Barnier — exactly where they can shove their prevarication and trickery and obstructiveness.

    My boldy

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  21. Cheque d'Out says:

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  22. Cheque d'Out says:

    The governor, at the very beginning, reminds me of Comical Ali from the Iraqi TV broadcasts

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  23. Cheque d'Out says:

    This has to sting. You can see from ‘tRump’ what way she wanted it to go, but…

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  24. Cheque d'Out says:

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  25. Doesn’t actually make the lights go out?

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  26. Cheque d'Out says:

    I was thinking; going towards the light.

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  27. Has Instapundit always been this stupid, or is it just recently?

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/407840/

    As I’ve noted before, even if the Democrats win — which is by no means certain — they won’t be rid of Trump. He’ll still have a big megaphone, a big and loyal constituency, and deep pockets.

    You know what he won’t have? Power. You know, the thing, Glenn.

    Does Glenn really think Twitter won’t cancel Trump if he loses?

    Are there people out there who are going to storm the Bastille for Trump?

    Trump’s money won’t protect him from the government.

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  28. Cheque d'Out says:

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    Debate Commission Will Silence Trump’s Mic In Last Minute Rule Change.
    Trump campaign says it’s the “latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate”

    https://summit.news/2020/10/20/debate-commission-will-silence-trumps-mic-in-last-minute-rule-change/

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  32. Cheque d'Out says:

    EU counting on Biden win in order to fuck us over?

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—With people leaving Democrat cities in droves, mayors and city councils are hoping to fill them back up again — with tourists!

    https://babylonbee.com/news/check-out-these-eight-beautiful-travel-posters-for-americas-democrat-controlled-cities


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  34. More women in the workplace please.

    After a while, Alice asked her colleague to brink her a cappuccino, only instead of drinking all of it, she only drank half and saved the rest for lab tests, which ended up confirming her suspicion.

    “I put the other half in a test tube and tests revealed that it contained 10 times the amount of tranquillizer that is usually advised,” Bordon said. “With the police involved, we managed to stop her as she was putting the medicine into my cup.”

    Caught red-handed Mariangela Cerrato later confessed that she spiked her colleague’s coffee with tranquillizer, because she wanted to get her fired. She anticipated job cuts at the company they were working for, and this was her way of making sure that someone else got the boot, not her.

    https://www.odditycentral.com/news/woman-tries-to-get-colleague-fired-by-spiking-her-coffee-with-sedatives.html

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    On Monday night, Fox News reported that it had obtained documents purportedly showing Hunter Biden’s signature on paperwork from the Delaware computer repair shop where he allegedly left a laptop computer, the same computer that held emails related to his dealings with China and Ukraine

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/alleged-hunter-biden-signature-found-on-documents-for-work-on-three-macbook-pro-laptops-at-repair-shop

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  36. lastmod says:

    Very sorry to her that. I did not have that information or knowledge. Apologies

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  37. lastmod says:

    Spending all day om Twitter, and holding rallies saying “I am the greatest president in the history of the USA” while voting for Clinton twice, talking a good show while doing the opposite is just another day here. Kicking the can down further, putting us in still more debt, appointing men to the supreme court who vote with the other side at the most 90% of the time……..namecalling…..and then screwing the people who voted him in IS the dumbest political ideal ever.

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  38. lastmod says:

    99% of people don’t have a cabin about “five hours away” or anywhere to go to. I grew up in the wild sticks of the Adirondack Mountains. I can speak pretty clearly here. If it all goes down, your cabin will probably already be looted, occupied or stripped by the time you get there. In a rural area where resources are already going to be in high demand as well, and you do live there….the locals will be doing plenty of TCB long before you arrive

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  39. Liz says:

    Voted Libertarian. Dislike Trump. Cannot stand Biden.

    I vote for anyone but Trump is a vote for Biden.

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  40. theshadowedknight says:

    Its not even a vote for Biden. Biden won’t be able to control the mob. If Trump doesn’t win, then the leftist mob is going to be running the country, not Biden.

    Debt doesn’t matter, the Supreme Court doesn’t matter, nothing matters but who controls the military when this pops off. If you don’t understand that than you don’t know what is going on. This isn’t a debate on ideas anymore. You are concerned about decorum during a fucking war? Are you joking? This is why so much of the right is useless.

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    “This is why so much of the right is useless”

    Many of us have noticed this, worldwide. The toreez have been in power since 2010 and yet they’ve done fucking nothing about all the disgusting lefty placemen and corrupted organisations making a living off of the taxpayer. They haven’t even reined in the fucking BBC FFS.

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    For a bit of good news

    U.S President Trump has been asking NATO members to do more when it comes to military spending and overall tactical posturing.

    Britain seems to be obliging and Royal Air Force is carrying out critical missions to counter a resurgent Russia.

    According to a Russian military website, TopWar, the British Armed Forces have sent around 28 aircraft operating in the Arctic zone near the Kola Peninsula and over the Black Sea, to the borders, where the S-400s and the S-300s are currently deployed.

    Avia.Pro, a Russian news agency said,
    “The British Air Force and Navy have increased their activity along the borders of the Russian Federation, conducting patrols. So they identify the vulnerabilities of the air defense of the Russian Federation so that they can subsequently be used. Patrolling has been carried out since late August.”

    It was further added, “Each sortie is carried out by a group of five combat vehicles. The operation involves Typhoon fighters, Voyager tanker aircraft, Sentry E-3 Awacs and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, and Sentinel ground-based radar reconnaissance aircraft. ”

    This mission seems to have really got Russian commentators worried.

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  43. Larry’s recent job news reminded me of a conversation I had a few days ago.

    On my own time, I have been trying to learn a newer web frame-work and the language its coded in because is has some nice real-time features that I think could be very useful to our organization. While out walking the dog, I was talking with his mother about our younger boy’s tepid interest in learning to code and when I said that you are either all-in or its just not going to happen and I referenced what I’d been working on. She asked, “Do you think you could get a better job once you learn it?” This actually made stop walking and turn to stare at her.

    “You mean a better job than the one I have now? Where I get paid $100k/year (in Kentucky!!!)? Where I get to work from home full-time? And how I maybe have to turn my brain on a couple times a month to solve actual problems?

    Yes, sometimes my internal clients are just plain stupid. Yes, sometimes vendors lie or just don’t know WTF they are talking about. Yes, keeping up certifications and licenses can be tedious and a time-sink. Yes, sometimes I have to get up in the middle of the night for downtimes/upgrades/stupid people tickets, but, I know I am incredibly fortunate to have this job ( and my current manager/director/VP ). Let’s face it, I’m a middle-aged white male in Woke America. I’m not a 1%-er, but I’m damn grateful for what I’ve got.

    Of course, if any of you can get me a no-show spot on a Ukrainian utility’s board of directors for $50k/month I’d be happy to listen.

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  44. How, exactly, is Russia resurgent? What threats does it pose to the UK? I’m asking honestly, as I’m very much more interested in threats in the Eastern Pacific.

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  45. theshadowedknight says:

    CO, I’m talking about the constituents. Whining about Twitter while the left burns multiple American cities is pretty much the height of cuckery. It is fucking cucks like that who prevent Trump from reading the Insurrection Act and rolling into Seattle and Portland with the 82nd Airborne. The “muh lubrtee” types are less than useless; they are just useful idiot cryptoleftists. People voting for Joke Jorgensen are voting for anti-racist leftism, just with an L next to it, instead of a D.

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  46. Larry G says:

    short update, kids….panic is in the wind for the vast majority of canned employees…I have talked to a few and most don’t have much money saved or up to their eyeballs in debt, or both. Broke the news to my Mrs. yesterday and she handled it like a trooper, we started plotting our next moves and determined that we should concentrate our efforts on raising goats in her home turf, let the rest of the world go fuck itself….sounds like a PLAN

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  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    Kentucky, I think that they need to talk up a few enemies to keep the defence shekels rolling into the military sector. I must admit that Russia isn’t the top of the list of foreign countries that I consider my enemy. Some of them are supposed to be out friends…officially.

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  48. Cheque d'Out says:

    TSK I need no convincing.

    In the last few days we’ve had national church leaders telling the government that they have to cuck to the eu’s blatantly enslaving demands. The entire church hierarchy (above some local vicars etc) is a wholly owned subsidiary of globalism/socialism. I wouldn’t even call it churchianity as the church has made itself completely irrelevant in the modern UK – nobody cares because it became a Marxist movement rather than a faith decades ago. The MSM only references it because they agree with it. I’m over 50 and I’ve never seen the CofE as being relevant in my lifetime. I don’t think that I know anyone that has. The only true believers seem to be African and American, I’ll leave it to you guys to talk about the state of faith in the US. I’m not a believer but I do think that faith really seems to help some people and society in general. Its observations on humanity really seem to be largely accurate, regardless of the supernatural aspects.

    Our ‘Tory’ government would pass as Bliar’s New Labour of the 2000s.
    BloJo and his minions might think that everything is fine after they deliver Brexit (IF they deliver) but they will be highly disappointed in how their wuflu clusterfuckery is viewed by the voters. And I’m not a doubter in the potential effects of the flu on individuals, I can just see that their response is utter bollocks. And I am far from alone in that.

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  49. Let’s wish big or go home…

    Trump would have to start by arresting most of Congress, then he could go after the useful idiots like BLM and Antifa. Along the way he could roll up most of the C-suites of the Forbes top 1000 companies. Disbanding the CIA, DOJ, FBI, NSA seems reasonable. Freezing all “work” at the State Department. Bringing home the troops overseas not in a position to counter China and having them clean out California, Minnesota and some other places seems like a swell idea.

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    Hey Larry, keep us up to date of your progress. I might be interested in a house in your new village in the future. I have no interest in further funding the establishment of this country. I haven’t been for years. The country would have folded long ago if the sheeple had the same regard to spending that I do. I don’t believe in financially sponsoring debt fuelled spending rampages of socialists of any pretend stripe

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  51. A little humor to lighten things up…

    Hmm, that time code doesn’t look right, but maybe it’ll work. Michael Caine impression at ~ 6:53 is what I was shooting for.

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  52. Well, that’s bullshit. Dana Carvey (very briefly) talks about something he did in a Netflix special; they don’t show anything from the special.

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  53. Farm Boy says:

    While out walking the dog, I was talking with his mother

    Talking dogs are now a thing also

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

    More of this spirit, all over the world.

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  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    US/UK Trade Deal on Phase 5 and could be completed before Presidential Election.
    Hahahahahahahahahaha!
    Up yours Barnier!

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  56. Cheque d'Out says:

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  57. THIS!

    “ nothing matters but who controls the military when this pops off.”

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  58. Admire the pedestals where statues used to be etc 😝😝😝

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:

    Druncker vs the euro-May Fond o’Lying (his replacement)

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  60. Cheque d'Out says:

    Form an orderly queue, people

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  61. SFC Ton says:

    Why would my kin folk loot the place when they could help themselves?

    What makes you think it’s unoccupied?

    What makes you think my people aren’t thick on the ground there?

    What makes you kin folk don’t ride with some rather unpleasant people who wouldn’t respond well to having their investment damaged?

    Or the even less pleasant social club we belong to and support?

    What makes you think in would head there if there was a social break down vs staying put where I own hundreds of acers under tillage, beef, chicken houses, a machine shop, with dozen of employees etc etc?

    You should speak on matters you are familiar and knowledgeable about. Which so far amounts to jack shit.

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  62. Ame says:

    since the holidays are coming up … and winter (for most of us, anyway 😉 ) … and i’ve been meaning to share this w/y’all and keep forgetting, till now . . .

    my soup ladle broke, and i wanted to buy a wooden one rather than plastic or metal, so i ordered a highly rated set of wooden cooking utensils off amazon. opened them up and put them in dish water, and low and behold, the whole dish water changed color. looked at the packaging … from china. put those babies back in the packaging, returned, and got my money back pronto.

    began looking around for a wooden ladle made in the usa and found one that i thought i’d try … already a bit leery about this, but their website said good things.

    got that ladle, washed it – no changing of color in the water (yay! no color dyes gonna leak into my food!), and from the first time we used that thing, we loved it. i know … loving a ladle, but i’m telling you, it’s amazing. idk how they got the balance right, but they did, and when it’s got food in it, the balance is perfect. i love making soup, and even not with soup, my girls and i find any excuse to use it b/c we love it that much!

    also, this company personalizes their wooden stuff, so you could buy something and have it personalized for a gift. pretty cool.

    here’s the company: New Hampshire Bowl and Board: https://www.newhampshirebowlandboard.com/

    and here’s the ladle we bought: Maple Wood Curved Handle Ladle: https://www.newhampshirebowlandboard.com/collections/wooden-utensils/products/maple-wood-ladle-curved-handle

    (i know, Ton, dem are yankees … but they’re american yankees 😉 … and, seriously, this would be great serving up your gumbo! 🙂 )

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  63. Ame says:

    okay … y’all have to click over to this link b/c it’s SOOO cute! it’s a BABY WOODEN BOWL AND SPOON GIFT (PERSONALIZED)!!!

    if this doesn’t take you right to the pic of the baby chewing on the bowl, click on that pic … all the squeals!!! 🙂

    https://www.newhampshirebowlandboard.com/collections/personalized-wooden-salad-bowls-wedding-gifts/products/baby-wooden-bowl-and-spoon-gift

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  64. Ame says:

    and, no, no affiliate links … we just LOVE this ladle! lol!

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  65. SFC Ton says:

    That toddler in a corner deal is funny as hell.

    Don’t recall the older kids doing that but I wasn’t around much back then

    Then younger ones damn sure did

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  66. Farm Boy says:

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  67. SFC Ton says:

    Caught red-handed Mariangela Cerrato later confessed that she spiked her colleague’s coffee with tranquillizer, because she wanted to get her fired. She anticipated job cuts at the company they were working for, and this was her way of making sure that someone else got the boot, not her.
    ………

    Respect

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  68. SFC Ton says:

    nothing matters but who controls the military when this pops off.
    ……

    People with money/ who control the money comtrol the military because it takes some serious fucking cash to keep troops in the field

    FYI, a for profit bank controls the money supply in the usa……..

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  69. lastmod says:

    So….why are you not there now? You got it all figured out. You don’t need to stay in the city, the suburbs your town, or a job for that matter.

    Been reading your comments for awhile online….which is basically calling people stupid……

    Okay Boomer

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  70. SFC Ton says:

    and determined that we should concentrate our efforts on raising goats in her home turf, let the rest of the world go fuck itself….sounds like a PLAN
    …….

    Good plan. I’d like to cash out and run on down South if things like this summer become a regular occurrence

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  71. SFC Ton says:

    LOL I’m not a boomer either sparky

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  72. lastmod says:

    lol….”okay Boomer”

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  73. SFC Ton says:

    I’m a heathen and use a Pyrex measuring cup to serve soup….. but I do think the damn thing was made in Indiana…….

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  74. theshadowedknight says:

    Bankers never run anything. Neither do businessmen. The military or the priesthood rules–always, no exceptions. The only time merchants are close to running things is when a pirate or bandit settles down and decides to tax people instead of rob them. If you scratch the surface, they are still warriors under all the nice closes and good manners.

    If Trump can command the obedience of the military, we have this in the bag. There are plenty of places to get money for a fight, and bankers do as they are told. When a man with a gun comes in and says, “The President of the United States wants a loan,” POTUS gets his fucking loan. That is if it ever needs to go that far. Hint that the bank might get nationalized and placed under more cooperative leadership and maybe an investigation into the current handling and to a man they will suddenly see things your way.

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  75. Ame says:

    LOL! That’s not being a heathen, that’s being resourceful 😉

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  76. theshadowedknight says:

    That should read, “nice clothes and good manners.”

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  77. SFC Ton says:

    I think you should do more reading TSK. The USSR had a huge military but no cash. Looked what happened to them

    Bankers have wrecked more then a few kingdoms, turned the course of wars etc etc and skypes didn’t gain all their power via the military

    How many marines would rumble with out pay? With out money where does their food, boots, ammo etc etc come from? With out money where how do they feed their kids and what not while they are down range?

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  78. Farm Boy says:

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  79. SFC Ton says:

    LOL! That’s not being a heathen, that’s being resourceful 😉
    …….

    LOL really I hate laddles and spoons. Not all that fond of the measuring cup but it gets the job done and helps keep the kitchen clutter free

    I can’t stand a cluttered/ poorly organised work bench and the kitchen is just another work space 😉

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    Minneapolis Residents Sue City, Say City’s ‘Reimagined Police Department’ Is Costing Residents’ Lives

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/minneapolis-residents-sue-city-say-citys-reimagined-police-department-is-costing-residents-lives

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    Left Proposes “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to Target Trump Supporters if Biden Wins

    “It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/left-proposes-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-to-target-trump-supporters-if-biden-wins/

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  82. Larry G says:

    Welp, the “company” offered me a $27,000 severance package if I went quietly without stirring up too much shit on the way out….being the kind and mellow soul that you all know me to be I gracefully accepted their bri…er, offer.

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  83. Larry G says:

    I can buy a lot of goats for 1/4 of that severance package

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  84. Ame says:

    So, a leopard can change his stri.. ots, spots. Yes, spots. 😂

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  85. theshadowedknight says:

    Jews have no power. George Soros is one of the richest men in the world and he had to lick Hillary Clinton’s boots. They get to do as they are told and as long as they do they get plenty of perks. As soon as they don’t, they get treated like the lowest of the low. New York is rounding up Jews right now. Not even Christians get that treatment and we all know how much the left hates Jesus Christ.

    Put a gun to a banker’s head and ask for a loan and you’ll get the loan. The USSR military collapsed once the central government collapsed. It was after the political structure collapsed. They were poor and starving for decades before they collapsed. We do not have the structural problems the old USSR had yet. We do have other problems, but none of them measure up to rolling famines.

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  86. SFC Ton says:

    Do more reading and get back to me

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  87. Liz says:

    Mike went to an Eastern European country a while back and the installation commander offered to sell him a mig.
    I’m sure that wasn’t authorized.
    On the one hand, I agree the almighty dollar is always hostage to the power of the gun.
    On the other hand, in Roman history, generals began to hold more loyalty from the legions than the state because they were the ones paying the legions.
    Kind of depends on the situation.
    Unfortunately we’re two years removed so I have no idea now.

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  88. b g says:

    LOL ;-D

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  89. okrahead says:

    Hey Larry,
    Goats love kudzu. They’ll eat most anything, but they really do love them some kudzu. Although once you have kudzu you’ll never be rid of it. I guess you already know this, but I’ve yet to see the pen that will hold goats if they don’t want to stay.

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  90. okrahead says:

    It’s been a long time since I ate a goat. Now you’ve got me thinking. Goat in a pit was quite the treat when I was much younger.

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  91. SFC Ton says:

    Mike went to an Eastern European country a while back and the installation commander offered to sell him a mig.
    ………

    LOL one of my old boss’s bought a bunch of shit like that after the wall came down. Not sure how they made contact with the commie turned capitalist but he was on a team responsible for getting all sorts of Soviet era stuff out of there and into….. not sure where it all ended up. I imagine most of it wouldn’t have to make to the usa for the nerds to get the intell they were looking for

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  92. SFC Ton says:

    The Trump hate is strong in this one…. or was….. if its a real qoute even………

    In early autumn 2016, Krystyna, now eighty-two years old, wrote to me: her breast cancer had returned; she had decided to refuse treatment. She preferred death to seeing Donald Trump become president.

    https://publicseminar.org/essays/on-the-uses-and-disadvantages-of-historical-comparisons-for-life/

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  93. Farm Boy says:

    That would be odd, as in early autumn it did not look like Trump had a chance. Or so said the media. Sounds like some revisionist history

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  96. Liz says:

    Sounds like some revisionist history

    From a Yale professor?
    A female Yale professor?
    No way!

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  97. Liz says:

    I am amazed. First crack in the MSM dam. Hot damn!

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  98. Liz says:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-buck-troy-aikman-flyover

    Feel like a PSA is in order after reading commentary on this (elsewhere).
    When military planes do flyovers, it is part of their training. It is a part of the budget already.
    No extra fuel is used that wouldn’t otherwise be used.

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  99. Farm Boy says:

    50 Cent Doubles Down Against Biden Tax Plan: ‘I Don’t Want To Be 20 Cent’

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50-cent-doubles-down-against-biden-tax-plan-i-dont-want-to-be-20-cent

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  100. Sounds like when they say their 4 yo came to them asking why the U.S. doesn’t have socialized medicine or at least a federalized system of block-grants more like the Scottish model if we already spend 20% of annually cost-adjusted GDP on healthcare…

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  101. Farm Boy says:

    Nor is it hard to figure out why Hunter might have become an addict and engaged in other self-destructive acts not suitable for a family website but apparently immortalized on the hard drive.

    The Joe Biden that is being sold to us ad infinitum as Mr. Just-Plain-Folks-American was not the man his son saw. (This is not to absolve Hunter of responsibility for his actions, but to put them in perspective.)

    Note that one of the first of the emails published, and therefore (purposefully?) easy to find, from Hunter to his daughter Naomi, reads:

    “But I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you, apparently. I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

    We also saw email of a prospective billion dollar deal with Chinese businessmen whose profit percentages would be divided with “10 held by H for the big guy?”

    Hunter was to be Joe’s bag man.

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/hunter-biden-was-trying-to-tell-us-something_3546438.html

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  102. “But I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you, apparently. I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

    I’ve seen this quote a couple of times already, but it doesn’t appear to be the case that Hunter has ever held a real job in his life.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/hunter-biden-life-scandals-ukraine-involvement-with-trump-giuliani-2019-9#as-trump-ramped-up-his-hits-against-the-bidens-house-democrats-launched-an-impeachment-inquiry-into-trump-pressuring-ukraine-to-investigate-the-bidens-10

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  103. b g says:

    Ame

    Hmmm, I enjoyed your happiness over your ladle, I carved my wife a mixing spoon because of her anger over ugly and poorly finished commercial products. She was far too smart to demand that I make her one, she asked if I could do it. No guy is going to say no I can’t ;-D

    It was carved out of cherry and polished with beeswax, the Sweetie now brings it over to mix her Mom’s birthday carrot cake and our shortcake cookies.

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  104. b g says:

    LOL, shortbread rather than shortcake ;-D

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  105. JPF says:

    She was 25, but due to medical reasons she needed a husband fast if she was to have a baby.

    I have no sympathy for a woman (in Canada anyway) who ages to 25 and still has no husband. There are plenty of decent men. And being an attractive-for-marriage 17-year old is extremely easy. And for Christian women, there is even less excuse. The instructions are in the Bible.

    KHH: How, exactly, is Russia resurgent?

    They are willing to show up. When they are the only one on the field, other than the home team, it is pretty easy for them to clean up in Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Chechnya, etc. They even took the field in Syria while the US was there, but because the US backed down.
    As long as the Russians only attack countries that both have no strong friends and are too weak to defend themselves, Russia will continue to gain. Pretty easy, if you are evil.

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  106. Ame says:

    Oh, BG, I LOVE that!!! 💖

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  107. Sumo says:

    I’m a heathen and use a Pyrex measuring cup to serve soup

    I’m The Mighty Sumo and I approve this message.

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  108. Farm Boy says:

    This will win it for him

    Trump Tries To Win Suburban Women By Starring In Series Of Romance Novels

    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-tries-to-win-suburban-women-by-starring-in-series-of-romance-novels

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  109. SFC Ton says:

    Russia needs secure warm water ports

    Always and will always be a major driving factor in their geo poltical reindeer games.

    And they welcome to them.

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  110. SFC Ton says:

    I’m a heathen and use a Pyrex measuring cup to serve soup

    I’m The Mighty Sumo and I approve this message.
    ……….

    Is that how you do it in your noodle shop?

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  111. Cheque d'Out says:

    Maybe the toreez have learnt how to grow balls from The Donald?

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  112. Larry G says:

    good morning, kids…(yawn)…coffee, must make coffee…

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  113. Farm Boy says:

    Heartwarming: Amy Coney Barrett Just Adopted A Local Troubled Youngster Named Hunter

    https://babylonbee.com/news/seeking-to-quell-controversy-joe-biden-places-hunter-up-for-adoption

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  114. https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/10/19/aurora-colorado-residents-figure-police-arent-protecting-anymore/

    So just how bad has it gotten in Aurora? As of the end of the last reporting period, murders were up 72.2% over the same period last year. Armed assaults were up 34.3% and robberies were up 31%. All major violent crime categories were up 24.4% and Grand Theft Auto (not the video game) was up 53.3% from last year, while burglaries are up 13.9%. I don’t care what you try to ascribe this to. It’s far more than a statistical blip.

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  115. https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2020/10/20/facebook-pulls-babylon-bee-joke-sen-hirono-grounds-incites-violence/

    The Bee asked for a review of the ruling against them and today CEO Seth Dillon announced that Facebook had decided to stand by their decision to pull the story on the grounds that it “incites violence.” The Bee was asked to edit the content.

    The original post is only five short paragraphs. The only violence described is the satirical threat to burn Judge Barrett for being a witch. Is that the violence Facebook thinks is being incited here? Does the social media site really think this call back to an old Monty Python skit could incite violence? Who do they think is going to take this story about Sen. Hirono and a duck seriously?

    The other possibility I guess is that Facebook feels this mockery of Sen. Hirono could incite violence against her. But there’s literally nothing in the post that suggests anyone should respond with anything but laughter.

    It would be easy to brush this off as a minor dust-up on social media. But given what Facebook and Twitter did with the NY Post story, this is part of a worrisome trend. In the case of the Post story, it was clear that both Facebook and Twitter were casting around for an excuse to block the content. Facebook said it had signals the content might be fake news but never explained what those signals were or where they came from. For all we know the signals came from the Biden camp. Even the Washington Post saw a problem with the vague way the rules were applied.

    Dude, if the Post says you’re being too obviously partisan in favor of the Left, your duck, I mean goose is cooked.

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  116. Liz says:

    Dude, if the Post says you’re being too obviously partisan in favor of the Left, your duck, I mean goose is cooked.
    Yep. Here is even more disturbing news:
    Our USAF son tells me Intelligence officers actually get information from the Washington Post. Our US intel considers it to be a legitimate and reliable source.
    I wish I were kidding (unless our son is kidding…but I doubt it)

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  117. Liz says:

    Side note: I am starting to really understand how the term “a pox on you” came into being.
    The pox sucks. Like, this is the thing you really wish on a person you hate.
    Also, one of Mike’s hunting buddies had chicken pox as an adult!
    I feel less alone now…

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  118. WAPO reports Chinese agent responsible for Corona virus leak finally located.

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  119. Cheque d'Out says:

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  120. https://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/2020/10/facebook-is-using-chinese-nationals-to.html

    There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

    The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy Web site DeepAI.org puts it.

    When it comes to censorship on social media, that means “teaching” the Facebook code so certain content ends up at the top of your newsfeed, a feat that earns the firm’s software wizards discretionary bonuses, per the ex-insider. It also means making sure other content “shows up dead-last.”

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  121. Ame says:

    I’m a Texan, and I approve this message!!!

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  122. Ame says:

    😥
    Sooo sorry, Liz 😥

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  123. Ame says:

    Look up “Shadowgate Documentary”

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  124. Farm Boy says:

    Never before have the media been so openly fearful of asking or reporting something that might hurt a presidential candidate. What are supposed to be the animating values of our adversarial press — informing the public, getting answers, holding the powerful to account — have all been subordinated to the protection racket that is coverage of Joe Biden.

    This presumably isn’t how they teach it in journalism school, but no one has had trouble adjusting.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/10/the-biden-protection-racket/

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  125. Farm Boy says:

    Farmer who had Trump flags flying from his combine finds out his combine, two semis, and a tractor are on fire in his field

    https://notthebee.com/article/farmer-who-had-trump-flags-flying-from-his-combine-receives-7-am-phone-call-that-all-of-his-harvesting-equipment-has-caught-fire

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  126. Thanks, but I already know everything I need to know about Facebook, which is:
    Facebook is run by evil people.

    Quick N.B. PSA to any random visitors to SS who might not know already:

    Google is run by evil people.
    Twitter is run by evil people.
    Amazon is run by evil people.
    Netflix is run by evil people.
    Apple is run by evil people.

    Let’s see if anyone can guess which type of people run government, education, the media …

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  127. Farm Boy says:

    Speaking in an interview Sunday, Whitmer proclaimed that the poor, huddled masses may once again be allowed to worship in church, breathe the air freely, and experience basic human freedoms if they appoint Biden to the highest post in the land.

    https://notthebee.com/article/empress-of-michigan-tells-subjects-that-their-suffering-can-end-if-they-only-elect-biden

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  128. Useless cuck Mike Lee wants to ask Mark Zuckerberg some questions. Again.

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  129. Farm Boy says:

    Ha,ha

    Biden Snaps Ron Johnson ‘Should Be Ashamed Of Himself’ For Suggesting Biden Family Profited From His Name

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-biden-snaps-ron-johnson-should-be-ashamed-of-himself-for-suggesting-biden-family-profited-from-his-name

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  130. Farm Boy says:

    Piers Morgan

    “Journalism, freedom of speech dictates, the First Amendment dictates that when a story like this drops, and it’s not being denied by the people it’s accusing for six days now, clearly there’s something there that they want to hide,” Morgan began. “The job of a newspaper, of a television network, of anybody frankly in the media who believes in freedom of speech and believes in journalism, is to go and investigate the allegations the New York Post has made.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/morgan-shreds-media-tech-companies-over-biden-scandal-there-is-a-conspiracy-happening-right-in-front-of-our-eyes

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  131. Sumo says:

    Is that how you do it in your noodle shop?

    Nah, at the noodle shop we used specifically sized lades (8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, etc.), but we were only able to serve six bowls at a time, so that worked out. I’ve had to serve soup at larger private/special events (upwards of 25 bowls at a time) and the Pyrex measuring cup was much, much faster in those scenarios.

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  132. Sumo says:

    Cleaner, too.

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  133. Ame says:

    Sumo – I have a food safety question. Is okay to put cooked quinoa in meatballs and then to freeze the meatballs raw for later? I seem to remember something about mixing cooked and raw foods together.

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  134. Farm Boy says:

    The American left should work toward abolishing the Constitution someday—either for a new document or a new democratic order without a written constitution.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/159823/constitution-crisis-supreme-court

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  135. Farm Boy says:

    Included in the story is a photograph of a federal grand jury subpoena, which appears to have been signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson, who is said to be one of the FBI’s top child pornography investigators.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/10/21/this-tiny-detail-buried-in-federal-subpoena-may-bolster-giulianis-claim-that-hunters-laptop-contained-pics-of-underage-girls-n1065806

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  136. Farm Boy says:

    Hunter Biden’s Hard Drive Contains “not one but several images of a minor that justify immediate attention”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/390899.php

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  137. Liz says:

    Re all the bullcrap about “chain of custody” and the Biden computer.
    .
    Guess Hillary should’ve sent her server to a local repair shop instead of going through all that trouble of using bleach bit.

    [Thought that wiped it with a cloth she did I do]

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  138. Farm Boy says:

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  139. Cheque d'Out says:

    “I have a food safety question. Is okay to put cooked quinoa in meatballs and then to freeze the meatballs raw for later?”

    NO

    Everyone knows that quinoa is not food. It has no place in material that might be accidentally served to humans

    Happy to help there

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  140. Agreed.

    What she should do is cover the bottom of a large disposable dish with kale, place the quinoa on top and then add another layer of kale. Cover with foil then place in dumpster at temperature of your choice.

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  141. Man, I’d like about a pound of ramen right now.

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  142. Ame says:

    LOL! Spawny! 😂

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  143. Ame says:

    LOL! KH! 😂

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  144. Farm Boy says:

    Hunter Biden’s business associates spoke candidly in emails about Hunter Biden’s role in the business, particularly as it related to foreign ventures, apparently viewing the Biden name as a form of “currency,” and bragging that they had a “direct…pipeline” to the Obama-Biden Administration.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/20/exclusive-biden-defectors-emails-reveal-hunters-associates-viewed-direct-pipeline-to-administration-as-currency/
    .

    Hunter associate emails: Let’s profit off our “direct administration pipeline”

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/10/21/hunter-associate-emails-lets-profit-off-direct-administration-pipeline/

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  145. Farm Boy says:

    Despite Twitter’s best efforts at slowing the spread of a New York Post story alleging evidence of international influence peddling within the Biden family, the story blanketed social media, becoming the lead political story last week

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/ny-posts-hunter-biden-laptop-story-topped-social-media-despite-twitter-censorship

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  146. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oops

    [Covered as many groups as possible they did.
    The stated goal this would be]

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  147. Cheque d'Out says:

    Today!

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  148. Cheque d'Out says:

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  149. Cheque d'Out says:

    That’ll buff out. Maybe a bit of filler here and there.

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  150. Ame says:

    okay … since Headhunter brought up ramen …

    Ramen Noodles Lovers Beware

    Now, a new study involving over 10,000 people warns of the dangers of ramen noodles, especially for women, which go far and beyond the metabolism disrupting, hypothalamus frying MSG.

    In fact, some of the dangers associated with ramen noodles have nothing to do with the noodles themselves, which means organic ramen noodles eaters are at risk too.

    https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/ramen-noodles-lovers-beware/

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  151. Cheque d'Out says:

    That’s just bullying for what we said about quinoa

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  152. Ame says:

    BWAHAHAHA!!!

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  153. So sea battle related:

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a34384322/army-strategic-long-range-cannon-bring-back-battleship/

    The U.S. Army is working on a new, long-range cannon it claims can reach out and strike targets at up to 1,150 miles. If the technology works, the Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) promises the ability to fire 50 times farther than existing guns. But the new gun also has the potential to bring back a dormant class of big-gun warships once thought gone for good: the mighty battleship. …

    A single ship could carry the entire four-gun battery the Army envisioned deploying SLRC abroad, plus shells to keep the guns firing. A warship could relocate the guns at sea without asking anyone for permission, and would be more difficult for enemy forces to target. It would also have greater flexibility, deploying into areas where local allies might not be willing to host big guns.

    “and would be more difficult for enemy forces to target.”

    How so? Does it generate a radar-reflective cloud bank? Can’t the Chinese supposedly see our subs even when they’re submerged now?

    So gun-boat diplomacy against piss-ant inland targets? Space-based platforms seem more glamorous and spendy. Isn’t that the Pentagon’s true passion?

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  154. Farm Boy says:

    I read that article. It looks like it was written by 23 year old who has never repaired, designed, built or tested anything in his life. But he does have a college degree, and knows more than you do

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  155. Liz says:

    Ramen Noodles Lovers Beware

    That was an interesting article, Ame. But when I lived in Korea the kids ate the stuff every single day. They had a water dispenser at the school that poured hot water so the kids could hydrate their ramen. And they weren’t fat, for the most part. Far thinner than the average US children. The teachers also ate it often and…same.

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  156. theshadowedknight says:

    Actually, space weapons are much cheaper, if you solve the cost of getting them into orbit. You don’t need complicated missile systems, because you put an iron rod in space and drop it on someone. Once you calculate the physics of the drop, it is in free fall. Maybe some thrusters if you want precise targeting, but a near miss from a KEW is still a hit. All you are doing is dropping a glorified rock.

    Of course, this being current year, they would probably make it way more expensive and complicated than it needs to be. Why not turn it into a hyper-precision system with expensive guidance and control systems? Supported by an expensive and unnecessary array of satellites? Got to get that pork flowing if you want it to pass committee hearings. Have to have those defense industry jobs lined up for the brass when they retire.

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  157. Liz says:

    This is an interesting writeup by a guy I follow on Twitter.
    (he was a federal prosecutor for 22 years)
    It’s worth reading:
    https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/10/21/266890-n266890

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  158. Liz says:

    I don’t think they can even navigate without GPS it anymore. Probably no one over 30 can read a sextant.

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  159. Liz says:

    Sorry, under thirty. My brother in law (a nav) can…he’s over 40, and I think his was about the last class for training with sextants.

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  160. Cheque d'Out says:

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  161. theshadowedknight says:

    Is there enough of an advantage to a holographic sight over a red dot to justify the cost? I am looking at them and I can get either a 1x holo sight or a 1x red dot and 3x magnifier for about the same price. I have done 500 yards with iron sights before, so I can make 200-300 with no magnifier. Just wondering if the holographics are worth the money. I’m looking at going with Vortex Optics for my carbine’s optic.

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  162. Cheque d'Out says:

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  164. Cheque d'Out says:

    She’s right you know

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  166. Gunner Q says:

    “The U.S. Army is working on a new, long-range cannon it claims can reach out and strike targets at up to 1,150 miles.”

    It’s got to be guided projectiles, probably GPS-enabled, because there’s no way that many atmospheric variables could be accounted for at a single moment in time. So, they’re taking a cruise missile, removing the rocket motor, building it extra-tough and shooting it out of a long barrel. Impressive but not a breakthrough technology.

    Cheaper than missiles? I suppose it could be… less the cost of retrofitting a battleship out of mothballs and crewing it with pregnant diversity hires.

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  167. Gunner Q says:

    One vote for “Washington Cupcakes”.

    Washington Football Team Exec Says There’s a ‘Pretty Good Chance’ Team Keeps Placeholder Name in 2021

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/10/21/washington-football-team-exec-says-theres-pretty-good-chance-team-keeps-placeholder-name-2021/

    Any hopes that the Washington Football Team would shift course and give themselves an actual name, suffered a crushing blow on Tuesday.

    Team President Jason Wright told local television station WJLA that there’s a “pretty good chance” the team will keep their placeholder nickname for another season.

    “There’s a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season,” Wright said.

    “I think next year is fast because of how the brand has to come together through uniforms, through approval processes through the league,” Wright explained on Tuesday.

    “We could get there quicker, it’s actually pretty hard to get there that quickly because of all the steps that need to happen.”

    The team dropped their 87-year-old nickname, the Redskins, after minority owners in the organization and major sponsors including FedEx and Pepsi, capitalized on a wave of cancel culture outrage and joined forces to force Owner Daniel Snyder to change the name.

    Change the name to… umm… liberals really don’t think ahead, do they?

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  168. Team President Jason Wright told local television station WJLA that there’s a “pretty good chance” the team will keep their placeholder nickname for another season.

    “There’s a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season,” Wright said.

    “Football Team” is not a nickname for a football team. Calling a spade a spade is not giving it a nickname.

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  169. Farm Boy says:

    FBI Says Iran & Russia Have Been Caught Trying To Meddle In U.S. Election With Fake E-mails From “Proud Boys”

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/457888-breaking-fbi-holding-press-conference-on-major-election-security/

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  170. SFC Ton says:

    It’s not ok to put quinoa into anything…… Unless you are feeding it to your food

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  171. SFC Ton says:

    Opens source intell is bullshit

    Back in the day they thought cnn was legit

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  172. SFC Ton says:

    Seems to me TSK you want to do something like the designated marksmen type role

    In that case I would do the holographic site.

    But here’s the thing, red dot with magnifier is more revesrstile and…. I pick up the red dot quicker then the holographic stuff

    Might be an age and failing eyes thing. Or the fact I went a long time in the bidness before such things were in common practice

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  173. Liz says:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/21/robert-downey-jr-rips-cancel-culture-as-chris-prat/

    Robert Downey Jr. rips cancel culture as Chris Pratt labeled ‘White supremacist’ Trump supporter

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  174. Farm Boy says:

    Barry Campaigning for Joe

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  175. Farm Boy says:

    Andrew Cuomo: ‘I Hold Donald Trump Responsible For Every Death In New York State’

    https://trendingpolitics.com/andrew-cuomo-i-hold-donald-trump-responsible-for-every-death-in-new-york-state/

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  176. Sumo says:

    Is okay to put cooked quinoa in meatballs and then to freeze the meatballs raw for later?

    I can’t figure out why you would want to, but as long as the quinoa is completely cooled before you ruin the meat with it add it to the raw meat, it will be fine to freeze.

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  177. Ame says:

    LOL!
    Thank you, Sumo 😁

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  178. Farm Boy says:

    From published analysis Oxford Researchers show that in June people with the virus were four times less likely to die in hospital than in April.

    Several factors play a part here as non-invasive devices such as CPAP replaced ventilators, infection control measures improved as hospitals created COVID-19 wards, whilst hospitals and clinicians do better when not overwhelmed.

    Corticosteroids such as dexamethasone and hydrocortisone also contribute to improved recovery by calming the body at times over-reaching immune response which in itself can be the result of genetic predisposition

    https://www.thenewneo.com/2020/10/21/covid-death-rates-continue-to-fall/

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