16:11 as Democracy Turns to Tyranny


Democracy will turn to tyranny. A feature of humanity makes it darn near certain that it will. The feature can be described as a state of dumb gullibility that leaves the door wide open for the most dishonest of people to take control of information and public record. Perhaps it stems from a human need to put social cohesion ahead of enlightenment, even to the extent of pogroms and genocide.

When main-stream information falls under ideological control, democracy is doomed. Most of the people can then be fooled enough of the time for any crack-pot agenda to prevail. The Fourth Estate is a violation of democracy, not a bulwark for it. The MSM is an in-your-face weapon for control freaks. If the last 12 years have taught us anything, it is this: the liars of the Left are the control freaks and we are allowing them power über alles. We are on the edge of the abyss.

I would like to be wrong about this. If y’all can bear to plunge into the gloom with me, please persuade me I’m wrong.

Or, you may prefer to shine a shaft of joy into the heart of our Patriarch and go off-topic with panache and aplomb…

Which reminds me, a homeless old Nam vet once yelled at me in a public park, a-propos of nothing at all, “GAARRN FELLA, I DARE YA!” I walked away and to his surprise and initial confusion I returned with fish ‘n’ chips and beer ‘n’ smokes, and enjoyed an afternoon with the good old bloke. He did the smoking while I helped him drink the beer.

He was still alive the next day as well. I checked, and slipped him a phone with an app I built and added him to my eyes and ears on the street. When we cross paths these days, if there is no-one else around, the good old fella doffs his cap at me with panache and aplomb.

(Not that I’m suggesting you blokes are old; ss is a fun place oozing with panache and aplomb is all)

BTW, on my maximised screen I count my off-topic / on-topic line ratio as 13:11 on this here post. That is an okay ratio, but when it comes to comments on the post, 10:1 would be a more realistic outcome and more in keeping with the spirit of this blog.

Anyone watching the Prada Cup? (14:11)

God is an Englishman (15:11)

Soccer Sux! (16:11)

etc

Garn, I dare ya.

Posted in Cill, Politics, Trainwreck
166 comments on “16:11 as Democracy Turns to Tyranny
  1. Ame says:

    not “On-Topic” BUT relates to the OP 🙂

    Which reminds me, a homeless old Nam vet once yelled at me in a public park, a-propos of nothing at all, “GAARRN FELLA, I DARE YA!” I walked away and to his surprise and initial confusion returned with fish ‘n’ chips and beer ‘n’ smokes, and I enjoyed an afternoon with the good old bloke. He did the smoking while I helped him drink the beer.

    He was still alive the next day as well. I checked, and slipped him a phone with an app I built and added him to my eyes and ears on the street. When we cross paths these days, if there is no-one else around, the good old fella doffs his cap at me with panache and aplomb.

    I LOVE this!!!!!!!

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  2. horsemanbombadil says:

    An example.

    The original Equalizer was a very English gentleman in a Saville suit driving a hunter green jaguar who when needed used brutal force to dispatch justice.

    The show’s hook was the contrast between his day to day refinement and the sheer brutality of his attacks. No gadgets, no tricks just thugs underestimating a refined man with a killer right hook. Also the show made a point to put irony into the attack, the thugs always deserved it in a special way.

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  3. horsemanbombadil says:

    Apologies for the following but it must be done. The 2021 version. Queen Latiffa as a single rich mom who runs a charity as the Equalizer.

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  4. horsemanbombadil says:

    Cill “I would like to be wrong about this. If y’all can bear to plunge into the gloom with me, please persuade me I’m wrong.”

    You my friend are Not wrong. Luckily we here all know.

    So as the saying goes
    “The Strong make plans, the weak make wishes.”

    Someone do….something.

    If Cill is right, which he is, “Someone” is yourself or it is no one.

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  5. SFC Ton says:

    tyranny is the natural state of man.

    And God is Southron; how else do you explain Robert E Lee?

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  6. Sumo says:

    how else do you explain Robert E Lee?

    Light Horse Harry was horny?

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  7. horsemanbombadil says:

    To Cill’s friendship above.

    From Skyrim’s the Beggar Prince
    “It was as Namira predicted, Wheedle was an irresistible beggar. None could see the wretch without desperately wanting to toss a coin at the huddled form. However, Wheedle also discovered that power of disregard gave great access to the secrets of the realms. People unknowingly said important things where Wheedle could hear them. Wheedle grew to know the comings and goings of every citizen in the city.

    To this day, it is said that if you really want to know something, go ask the beggars. They have eyes and ears throughout the cities. They know all the little secrets of the daily lives of its citizens.”

    Over my various careers I have learned the power of the Grey.

    Years ago as a courier I could get into secure areas of a building without a glance that would be blocked to me in my best suit even as Administrator of the facility. As a tradesman I can be welcomed into homes of strangers. As a farm hand I am handed livestock or equipment worth hundreds of thousands without a word. Similarly wearing the right suit I have walked into private clubs most don’t know exist.

    Ninjas were not silent in black. They were servants and gardeners. No one can be silent and invisible.

    One can easily be Disregarded and Unmemorable.

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  8. SFC Ton says:

    Well played Sumo!

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    I think I just saw an Amy Schumer commercial on the Super Bowl.

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    I don’t think that Amy Schumer is Southron

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  11. Sumo says:

    Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week.

    [Humour allowed in Canada it is?]

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  12. SFC Ton says:

    Yeah she is a jew from jew york and related to that senator from up that way too

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  13. Cill says:

    Horseman re Skyrim’s the Beggar Prince

    As some of you know, I have my own security operation. There are a lot of aspects to it, but part of it is hobos in all the major cities. Now and then I throw a vagabond bash, collect some of them quietly (most of them can’t handle a bash) and take them to the boonies. Of course there are fights etc but I get on top of trouble real quick and sort it out. It’s a way of adding to my mana (status) with those blokes.

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  14. Farm Boy says:

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  15. horsemanbombadil says:

    Im in love

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  16. SFC Ton says:

    W hats the draw weight on that bow? A pound and a half?

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    I remember The Equaliser from back in the day. Don’t remember being a huge fan but (in the days of 3 tv channels) sometimes it was the best option.

    Edward Woodward (The Equaliser) was more interesting as Callan. An anti-authoritarian blackmailed into being an m.i.5. assassin. The Equaliser is sort of a more showy Callan but puts on too much of the vocal dramatics for my liking.

    Callan is quieter, less showy and more deadly (when forced to it). He’s good at it but doesn’t want to do it. iirc he left the army at the end of the war under…less than optimal circumstances (got caught doing thieving(?)) was blackmailed into military intelligence (MI5). By the 60s he’s got no skills that’ll get him a decent job and he’s blackmailed back into MI5 during the Cold War

    Here’s the movie (that’s an expanded version of an episode in the earlier tv series of the same name)

    I assume that this is the first tv episode
    Callan – S01E00 – A Magnum for Schneider

    Turns out that that’s the same story. That is the episode on which the film is based.

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    Callan has a snout (informant) called ‘Lonely’ who literally stinks. The actor decided to go for realism, he drenched himself in terrible aftershave whenever he played the part.

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  19. Cheque d'Out says:

    And there’s no way in fuck that I’ll be watching the new equaliser.

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    Innumerable people took to social media to complain that NFL star Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl during Black History Month was “racist.”

    https://summit.news/2021/02/08/tom-brady-called-racist-for-winning-super-bowl-during-black-history-month/

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    However, I want to talk about something other than the hard evidence. If the election was legit, why are the Democrats acting so darned guilty? When my kids were little, I always knew if they broke something — by their behavior. If a window had been broken, the offending ball would be mysteriously missing. The broken glass would be picked up and taped back in place — in hope that I wouldn’t notice. When confronted, not a soul in the house would know anything about the accident or the coverup. So again, I ask — If the election was truly “free and fair,” why are the Democrats acting like it wasn’t?

    This odd behavior started on election night. If all the ballot counting was being done professionally and honestly, why were poll watchers sent home? If there’s nothing to hide, why hide it? Yet they were sent home — for a broken water main that wasn’t really broken. Oddly, after the poll watchers were dismissed, thousands of ballots were removed from a hiding place under a table and counted. This gives new meaning to the term “getting out the vote” — No?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/02/whyaretheactingsoguilty.html

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    What the Time Magazine article demonstrates is that the participants in the “conspiracy” actually do believe themselves to be philosopher-kings, though that is undoubtedly the last term they would use to describe themselves. But they clearly believe that they rightfully should steer the ship of state because they know better than the rest of us and because they know better, whatever they do to ensure the “proper outcome” is morally justified. They are, in short, the law.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/time-mag-article-on-our-philosopher-kings-lots-of-right-buzz-about-that-time-magazine-article-that/

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  23. So I didn’t give a crap about the football game at all until last week when I accidentally heard some soy-boy radio fags basically crying into their mikes about Tom Brady being the GOAT. How long until until they could call Mahomes the GOAT? I mean he’s already had a A LOT of success, ONE Superbowl and a couple of conference championships in his young career. If Ma-homie wins this year can we call him the GOAT and forget that white Tom Brady ever lived? I mean back-to-back wins is so much more impressive than SEVEN wins over a career EVERY OTHER PLAYER EVER would kill their extended families for.

    So, I didn’t do anything other than check for the score last night a little after 10PM and then crack half-a-smile.

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  24. do believe themselves to be philosopher-kings, though that is undoubtedly the last term they would use to describe themselves

    Blessed Communion of Saints (BCoS) ?

    How’s that?

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  25. Liz says:

    America became authoritarian communist via
    …destroying successful free enterprise and forcing dependency by making the population beg for insultingly small government subsidies.
    This must be the gayest form of “real communism” that has never been tried.

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  26. Liz says:

    [gratuitous morning rant]
    So, Mom was Baker acted making her ineligible for a safe discharge home.
    Also, criminally insane. It is seriously only a matter of time, even with 24/7 care, that she will hurt someone (run over a child, stab a caregiver or neighbor in the eye, or whatever, all acting like a cross between Schmeagle and Gollum…”I’m a sweet old lady, precious get a little closer so I can have a look at you…”)
    Yesterday the facility called. A neighbor got mom spun up asking questions like, “do you like it here?” “Why are you here?” “Do you want to leave?”
    It’s a fine line, trying to keep one’s family business personal (truly, I’d rather Mom’s friends not know that she has always been a manipulative liar and now she is an insane one), and keeping the busybodies at bay. Yes, ungrateful Liz doesn’t care about her sweet, slightly confused old mother and put her in the best facility in the state (top three percent, with a price tag to match). Talk about it clucking hens, after she has just about destroyed out family.
    [/gratuitous morning rant ended]

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  27. Liz says:

    Kind of funny anecdote (well, funny to us…which might indicate how comedy noir our life has become recently).
    When mom was at the hospice place, she insisted all the staff was going to kill her.
    Mike, “Well, if they want to kill you why are they being so nice and helpful?”
    Mom, “Oh, you have to come here at 4 in the morning. Then you see what they really are…”
    Mike suggested it would be fun to tell her he stood in the shadows dressed as a ninja and fought off the doctors into the night, saving mom.
    He knew she wouldn’t believe it, but she’d surely give him an appreciative nod in acknowledgment of a fellow seasoned liar. “Sweet lie, bro”

    [Hire Sumo to be your ninja you should have]

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  28. Cill says:

    Blessed Communion of Saints (BCoS) ? (KH)

    Feministicalizationousitarianism ?

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  29. Cill says:

    Edward Woodward wayward he would be.

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  30. Cill says:

    Whilst Lonely smelled of terrible aftershave, Nammy smells of brown paper bags and petroleum exhaust.

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  31. Cill says:

    My dad recorded Callan. I remember Callan’s voice saying “They don’t know how cold it is out there.”

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  32. Ame says:

    😥 (((hugs)))
    For some things in life, there really are no good answers. Just the best we can do with what we’ve got.

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  33. Ame says:

    Love Mike!

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  34. Choicy says:

    Cillo I met men like your Nammy in Perth etc mate. They are old homeless jokers society spat on whewn they came home from Viet Nam. Some “home”. They didn’t want to know those vets mate. The good men put their lives on the line in stinking foreign lands while the scum are back home in easy street.

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  35. Did you mean

    #Feministicalizationousitarianism ?

    If so, I think you’ve got it!

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  36. Cill says:

    I’m not about to check the spelling, KH 😉

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  37. Choicy says:

    Good reada and good comments as well. It is half past the witching hour in the great southern land and I going to hit the hay. Goodnight mates.

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    TAMPA, FL—Sarah Thomas, the first female referee to officiate in a Super Bowl, threw a flag on a play in the second quarter but refused to say what was wrong.

    “Penalty, on the offense — you know what, never mind. It’s fine,” she said after throwing a flag on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    “Wait — what’d I do wrong?” asked Tom Brady indignantly.

    “Nothing. I said it was fine,” she said, folding her arms.

    “It doesn’t seem like it’s fine. You threw a flag!” Brady responded.

    She shrugged and turned away. “No, it’s totally fine. Go and play football with your friends. It’s fine.”

    Play proceeded without any consequences, though she glared bitterly at Brady throughout the next few plays.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/first-female-referee-throws-flag-on-play-but-wont-say-whats-wrong

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    As Powerline’s John Hinderaker notes, “First, when they stopped the guy to talk to him, the officers thought he was white. Second, the officers couldn’t possibly have been more mellow and polite. Third, the student was so traumatized that he asked the officers to give him a ride. They politely declined, since they were still looking for an armed robbery suspect.

    “If this is police brutality, we should have more of it.”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/u-minnesota-student-claims-racial-profiling-fear-of-being-shot-recorded-footage-shreds-narrative/

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Think about this. Really think about it. What are we even doing? We are impeaching a president who just lost reelection. Like, that wasn’t enough? He lost. Delaware Joe is ensconced in the White House killing jobs and inviting a border crisis. The good people won. The scourge of Trump is over, but they just can’t quit him. It’s almost as though the Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the media don’t know what to do if they can’t keep tap, tap, Tappering away at the bad orange man.

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/08/this-impeachment-is-a-disgraceful-sham/

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    It is much too early to decisively conclude what is driving this wave of violence. Criminologists will likely argue over this question for years. But the best research shows us that sudden reductions in proactive policing are associated with huge spikes in homicide.

    There is at least some evidence that similar police pullback started to occur last year, as a harshly anti-police climate started to take hold. And whether they’d like to admit it or not, the Democrats who run the federal government now are tacitly admitting the value of policing in protecting the innocent and reducing crime with what they’ve done to secure the Capitol.

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/05/democrats-go-ape-over-dc-violence-while-ignoring-riots-murder-and-mayhem-everywhere-else/

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    The Argument For Unity Was Not Made Well

    “The middle has been a hard place to get to lately,” Springsteen said at the beginning of the ad. The end features the text, “To The ReUnited States Of America.”

    What made the United States divided until recently, the viewer might ask. Why, according to Jeep, is the country reunited now?

    For 74 million Trump-voting Americans who lived through four years of epithets and refusal by elites such as Springsteen to treat the president of the United States as legitimate, it’s not hard to see why the ad is going over like a lead balloon. One reason the middle has been a hard place to get to is because of wealthy and powerful people like Springsteen spewing hatred toward Republican presidents and their voters dating back to the 1980s.

    Joe Biden, after winning a narrow election that came down to about 40,000 votes in three states, began asking the media to run with the narrative that he was a unifier. They dutifully did so, even as he signed radical executive orders and moved not one bit to the center but further and further to the left.

    Corporate media, who have ignored or mocked concerns about election integrity despite the widespread sloppiness and rampant mail-in balloting associated with the 2020 election, have cheered on the crackdown of protesters in or near a riot at the nation’s capitol. They did so after spending months defending and contextualizing violent riots from the left that seized cities across the country, attacked federal buildings, killed dozens of Americans, set churches on fire, and terrorized small business owners.

    How could a major corporation not see how propagandistic it comes off to suggest that when Republicans win a national election, that’s divisive, but when Democrats win one, that’s unifying?

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/08/the-3-worst-things-about-that-terrible-jeep-super-bowl-ad/

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  43. Cill says:

    The Time Mag’s The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election “is a must-read if you want to understand just how sly and manipulative the Left is when it comes to their quest to win an election… ‘They were not rigging the election’, she writes, ‘they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure the democracy in America endures.'”

    They ensured that democracy endures as a monument to the cheating of the swamp of which Time is an inseparable part.

    They can’t help cheating. It defines them. They define themselves. As slaves to their nature, they helplessly spell it out for us all to see.

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  44. Liz says:

    The Argument For Unity Was Not Made Well
    “The middle has been a hard place to get to lately,” Springsteen said at the beginning of the ad. The end features the text, “To The ReUnited States Of America.”

    We were at a neighbor’s last night to watch the game with a group of people.
    After only about fifteen to twenty seconds into this, Mike said “This had better not be a Jeep commercial”.
    Sure enough, after the “end featuring the text” the screen blacked out and the word, “Jeep” popped up.

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  45. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/08/and-so-it-begins-uk-government-mulls-emergency-measures-that-would-enable-networks-to-switch-off-your-electricity-without-warning-or-compensation/

    A series of ‘modifications’ to the Smart Energy Code have been proposed by officials and look set to pass into law by next spring.

    These include giving networks the right to decide when they consider the grid to be in a state of ’emergency’ and the power to switch off high usage electrical devices such as electric vehicle chargers and central heating systems in British homes.

    Under the plans all homes would need to have a third generation smart meter installed, to include a function that allows meters in the home to receive and carry out orders made by the energy networks.

    This would dramatically alter the role of smart meters, which are currently capable only of sending data on energy use to energy networks.

    If passed unchallenged, these ‘modifications’ to the law would mean that electric vehicle owners could plug in at the end of the day and wake up without sufficient charge to travel the next morning.

    Similarly, central heating systems could be turned off in homes across a whole area if too many electric vehicles are plugged in to charge at once, for example.

    Currently, consumers are entitled to compensation if their power supply is cut off, but under these plans, this recompense would likely be scrapped.

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  46. molly says:

    Hi Choicy! Sorry I missed you! My son points at your avatar and and his little face shines. He knows it is you. “Uncle Aussie! Salties!”

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  47. Cheque d'Out says:

    Seeing that the only reason that she got the job was because she was the only candidate on the ballot paper…I suggest that everyone involved in creating that situation are sacked along with her useless arse.

    Also; LMFAO

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  48. Cheque d'Out says:

    So was Britain absent from the Vietnam war due to great political and/or military judgement?
    Don’t be silly. And stop laughing.

    So are the reasons given here the correct ones?

    Prolly not. Try this one

    Mmm…closer.

    I hear that the US Prez Eisenhower decided that the British and French were to be humiliated over their attempt to control the Suez Canal in 1956. And that happened and it was a big part of the end of the empire (or what was left of it at that point). A decade later when the US wanted UK help in Vietnam (looked better politically to have more countries involved and UK’s recent experience fighting in Malaya) the British PM Wilson said no and quietly said ‘Suez’.

    This guy gets that at just before the seven minute mark.

    So, spite and revenge then. Who wouldn’t believe that?

    Sounds like The Falklands (early eighties) was a rather healing experience. Probably down to Thatcher and Reagan’s relationship (my guess).

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  49. Cheque d'Out says:

    This was news to me when I saw it first. Interesting.

    Britain’s Vietnam War

    Long before America was involved in Vietnam, Britain took on and almost defeated Ho Chi Minh’s communists. Find out how Britain fought the first Vietnam War with the help of defeated Japanese troops, and how history could have been so different.

    So we helped out the French, told the frogs that it was time to set the country free and were ignored by the ingrates. Shocking.

    I have an Uncle who fought in Malaya, must have been mid 1950s. So about the time that the french were getting their derrieres kicked in French Indochina.

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  50. Cheque d'Out says:

    Started watching that Birds of Prey / Harley Quinn movie the other day. Looks like a power fantasy of a retarded 8 year old girl.

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  51. Cheque d'Out says:

    Meanwhile, over on the WH YouTube channel Psaki’s press briefing today has 114 upticks and 1.3k downticks.

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  52. Ame says:

    looking at that pic … sunglasses and mask … wonder how many doubles they have for him?

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  53. “Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.”

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  54. Cheque d'Out says:

    This meme is bound to be useful in the future

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  55. horsemanbombadil says:

    The real Birds of Prey

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    On Saturday, a Black Lives Matter march through the streets of Washington, D.C., involved protesters dressed in antifa black bloc and threatening to burn down the nation’s capital if their demands were not met.

    “If we don’t get it, burn it down!” the mob chanted, seemingly referring to $2,000 individual checks in the COVID-19 relief bill Democrats are spearheading in Congress.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/02/08/insurrection-antifa-mob-threatens-to-burn-down-washington-d-c-n1423903

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    Brady represents everything the system despises – Christian, dignified, morally upstanding, incorruptible.

    He’s like a cross to a vampire.

    https://summit.news/2021/02/08/why-they-hate-tom-brady/

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    In a very interesting plot twist, it turns out the Washington Post op-ed writer who blasted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and called the use of the Buccaneers’ name “problematic” because it is “romanticizing ruthless cutthroats” has an interesting tattoo and selective outrage.

    https://www.outkick.com/washington-post-op-ed-writer-who-claims-buccaneers-name-is-problematic-has-an-interesting-tattoo/

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Judge Rules That LA’s Soros Prosecutor Is Acting Illegally When He Refuses to Enforce the Law Against Criminals

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/392589.php

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  60. Ame says:

    tom brady is NOT Christian … his wife is a witch.

    According to the 41-year-old quarterback, the other equally important part of the equation is the pregame rituals that his wife, Gisele Bundchen, has him go through. In the days after the Patriots’ 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Rams, Brady described some of those rituals.

    First, Brady noted that Gisele makes an ‘altar’ for him at every game.

    “I’ve learned a lot from my wife over the years,” Brady said. “She’s so about the power of intention, and believing things that are really going to happen and she always makes a little altar for me at the game, because she just wills it so much. So she put together a little altar for me that I could bring with pictures of my kids.”

    Brady is a father of three, so the fact that he has pictures of his kids isn’t really that surprising. However, Brady does have a few pregame rituals with his wife that probably won’t be copied any time soon by any other NFL player with their spouse.

    “I have these little special stones and healing stones and protection stones and she has me wear a necklace and take these drops she makes and say all these mantras,” Brady said.

    If you’re starting to think that this sounds kind of crazy, Brady actually had the same thought when this all started.

    “At first, I was like, ‘this is kind of crazy,'” Brady said. “And then, about four years ago, we were playing the Seahawks and she said ‘You better listen to me: This is your year, but this is all the things you’re going to have to do to win,’ and I did all those things, and by God, you know, it worked.”

    Thanks to that 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, Brady is now completely on board with all of Gisele’s pregame rituals, even if they are a little bizarre.

    “I stopped questioning her a long time ago,” Brady said. “I just shut up and listen.”

    Apparently, Gisele has an uncanny ability to see the future. Not only did she tell Brady that 2014 would be his year, but she also predicted that the Patriots wouldn’t win the Super Bowl in 2015.

    “In 2015, it was early January and she said, ‘You know how much I love you?’ And I said, ‘Yea,’ and she said, ‘I just want to let you know, this is not going to be your year,'” Brady said. “And of course, we lost, so I said, ‘What does [2016] look like.’ And she said, ‘[2016] is going to be your year.'”

    Of course, the Patriots ended up winning the Super Bowl during the 2016 season when they came back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI. Gisele might want to start her prognostication website, because apparently, she’s getting really good at these predictions.

    “So it was early January this year and I said, ‘Babe, I’m asking, do we have a chance [to win it all]?'” Brady said. “And she said, ‘Yea, but you’re going to have to do a lot of work and you’re going to have to listen to me.’ So man, I listen to her.”

    After the Patriots win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Gisele let Brady know how lucky he was to marry a ‘witch.’

    “Right after the game, she said, ‘See, I did a lot of work. You do your work. I do mine,'” Brady said. “She said, ‘You’re lucky you married a witch, I’m just a good witch.'”

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/tom-brady-describes-some-of-the-crazy-pregame-rituals-gisele-has-him-go-through-every-week/

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  61. SFC Ton says:

    If your servers aren’t in Panama then your shit ain’t secure

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  62. Farm Boy says:

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  63. Cill says:

    Springsteen and co like to think of themselves as rugged individualalistic types. They’re not though. They are unoriginal bores. They are a bunch of weak conformists kow-towing to the left-wing mob. I remember he liked to expose his short little arms. “The Boss” my arse. A cuck masquerading as a tough guy, more like.

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  64. SFC Ton says:

    One of the many things americans don’t understand about Vietnam is…… the South Vietnam goverment was ethnically Chinese. All the folks with money were….. ethnically Chinese. Locals hated that shit and we were literally fighting to keep an ethnic market dominate group in power and fighting to keep the ethnic majority in a subservient position

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  65. Gunner Q says:

    “On Saturday, a Black Lives Matter march through the streets of Washington, D.C., involved protesters dressed in antifa black bloc and threatening to burn down the nation’s capital if their demands were not met.”

    Isn’t D.C. still under martial law? Half a billion dollars’ worth of fences, guns, razor wire and everything?

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  66. SFC Ton says:

    That martial law is only for White folks

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  67. Ame says:

    Brady, incorruptible? Ha!

    He is a great athlete, but he’s also a liar and a cheat, or have we already forgotten deflate gate?

    His disciplined routine and athletic ability are commendable, but that’s it. He is definitely not someone I’d want to hold up to my kids as a role model.

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  68. Cill says:

    Blacks can’t be violent rioters no matter how much they smash, loot, burn and maim. The Narrative (CNN etc) tell us so. It’s like racism. Blacks can’t be racists no matter how much racism they actually do.

    To be consistent, The Narrative should take the same line with murder. Blacks can’t be murderers no matter how much they snuff people out with mens rea.

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  69. SFC Ton says:

    Actually the Pats had the only balls inflated to the correct pressure as well as some that were under inflated and they pay way less in fines in any random 10 year period then other NFL teams

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  70. SFC Ton says:

    To be consistent, The Narrative should take the same line with murder. Blacks can’t be murderers no matter how much they snuff people out with mens rea.
    ……..

    Well they only do those things becuase White people are evil. So evil we make blacks do evil shit just by sharing the same planet

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  71. SFC Ton says:

    That sort of thing is very common for “Christians” of non European decedant. See it all over down there, in Africa, with knee-gros here in the usa etc etc

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  72. Cill says:

    I’m on my power boat somewhere on the Hauraki Gulf, miles from home or any other living thing except gulls and fish and sundry critters waiting to be killed. I caught 2 Kahawai on troll lines and a Hapuka on a rod. The former are bleeding over the stern and the latter is sizzling in the pan as we speak.

    Time to settle back on the sqaubs witha shot bottle and take 5. Ah peace I live for these moments. And a bit of action of course, at other times. There is a time to every purpose.

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  73. Cill says:

    Excuse me while I eat my fish. Beuatiful fresh Hapuka steaks. Too nice for words.

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  74. Cill says:

    Spawny me old sunshine, I didn’t know what you meant by this earlier but I know now 😉

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  75. Cill says:

    England are still targeting Six Nations glory despite their horror defeat by Scotland.

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  76. Cill says:

    Here’s to you me ss hearties, scurvy knaves and all

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  77. molly says:

    I want to be on Cill’s boat!

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    Canada’s second best vocalist

    Covering a song sung by another Canadian, Burton Cummings

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  79. Cill says:

    The Italian team won at Lillehammer

    (poss old news.)

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  80. RichardP says:

    I would like to hear All By Myself sung by Burton Cummings. I cannot find it. I do find Eric Carmen singing it – he who fashioned the song from the second movement (Adagio sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18, plus part of the melody of an earlier song he had composed and sung with the Raspberries.

    This is from a Ringo Starr and his All Star Band anthology – but it is just Eric and his piano. Eric was classically trained on the piano, and it shows in this piece. It is nice to play Celine’s version and then this. Nice contrast. Eric’s piano really brings out the classical music feel to the piece.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_by_Myself

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  81. Cill says:

    Rachmaninoff No. 2 in C minor :

    If you can outlive some god-awful recording at the start this is Rachmaninoff playing it:

    Bugger shit it’s not the man himself. It’s a sheila. These days affirmative action is every bloody where. I mean it. That tube is not what indicated.

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  82. Cill says:

    Anyway she doesn’t make too bad a job of it.

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  83. Cheque d'Out says:

    So…

    …that went well

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  84. Cheque d'Out says:

    “One of the many things americans don’t understand about Vietnam is…… the South Vietnam goverment was ethnically Chinese”

    I didn’t know that either. There are many historical incidents about which I now wonder how misinformed I am. Largely misinformed by the (A)BBC in the past. I nearly died laughing when I heard that the ABBC was seeking to become the trusted news source in the US.

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  85. SFC Ton says:

    I’m gonna say almost all of the boss.

    Not just because of the bbc but becuase we’ve all been lied to for generations now. Some of that is from direct lies. And some because the people do8mg most of the explaining habe a false and progressive world view. Which means they are lying when they donnt intend to becuase their world view keeps them from having the ability to grasp reality

    And there is something about most people that keeps them from adding up details and getting to the truth.

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  86. Cheque d'Out says:

    Holy shit Teh Equamaliser sounds like utter bollocks. Utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, utter bollocks.

    Even Steven Seagal would be ashamed if he was the equaliser in this. That’s how bad it sounds.

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  87. SFC Ton says:

    Seagal has 0 shame. Anyone who thinks aikido will win a fight and makes money off that lie has no shame

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  88. Farm Boy says:

    Internet roasts the U.N. for obsessively tweeting “there is no wrong way to be a woman.”

    https://notthebee.com/article/internet-roasts-that-un-account-that-obsessively-tweets-there-is-no-wrong-way-to-be-a-woman

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  89. Farm Boy says:

    One last fun fact: despite all the woke pandering, the people at GLAAD were frustrated that there were only 4 ads that featured LGBT individuals compared to 11 last year.

    https://notthebee.com/article/heres-a-roundup-of-the-most-woke-super-bowl-lv-ads-if-you-feel-like-hating-yourself-and-gagging-profusely

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  90. Farm Boy says:

    The TikToker who put Gorilla Glue in her hair is still living with her nightmarish mistake, the glue brand’s remedies aren’t working … and now she’s lawyering up.

    https://www.tmz.com/2021/02/08/gorilla-glue-girl-unable-remove-glue-lawsuit-legal-action-sue-tiktok/

    [Use on her eyelashes she did?]

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  91. Farm Boy says:

    In a segment that was so cringe it could have been mistaken for parody, a CNN correspondent covering the Super Bowl this past weekend freaked out about being among a crowd of people, and attempted to call the police on everyone who wasn’t wearing a face mask

    https://summit.news/2021/02/09/video-cnn-mask-karen-freaks-out-calls-police-on-super-bowl-revellers/

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  92. Cill says:

    there is no wrong way to be a woman

    Sounds like the natural complement of “there is no right way to be a man”.

    Or “Toxic masculinity”

    Or “Blacks cannot be racist.”

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  93. Farm Boy says:

    TAMPA, FL—Though they had been trailing in the Super Bowl throughout most of the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs were suddenly awarded 138,000 points at halftime, sources confirmed Sunday evening.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/138000-points-suddenly-awarded-to-losing-team-at-halftime

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  94. Farm Boy says:

    In the aftermath of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s-1970’s period, Western culture has assigned sex to be the central identifying factor of human flourishing.

    https://sigmaframe.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/the-centrality-of-sex-in-western-culture/

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  95. Cill says:

    The brain of a feminist would explode before she would admit something positive about boys or men.

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  96. Hope she’s made to pay respondent’s (?) lawyers fees and court costs.

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  97. Liz says:

    I’m not a Brady fan either, Ame.
    Retire on a high note, dude. It gets no better than this.
    Give the young guys a chance.

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  98. Liz says:

    Think it was a few years back my boys stopped watching the Super Bowl (along with everyone else on the football team).
    I asked why they weren’t interested and they said, “We already know who is going to win, what’s the point?” Brady was actually starting to look bored back then.

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  99. Brady can keep playing or not, I don’t care, but the give the young guys a chance argument doesn’t hold much water as there’s just not enough top talent to go around. Brady former team couldn’t find a younger replacement for him. Went with beat-up middle-aged (for NFL) guy. Miami keeps going back to mediocre older guy because young Alabama star kid isn’t getting the job done. Several teams seem to be trading younger college kid stars for older dudes who can just manage the game well enough to be competitive.

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  100. Mahomes is an actual talent. And I hear a couple other young guys are fairly good, but 32 teams need QBs and there just aren’t enough.

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  101. [Fortify the Chief’s score the natural thing to do it would be]

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  102. Farm Boy says:

    Google Runs Ad Touting Ability to Search for Black-Owned Businesses…

    Of course, the ability to search for white-owned businesses would be denounced as horribly racist

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/464120-google-runs-ad-touting-ability-to-search-for-black-owned-businesses/

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  103. Gunner Q says:

    “there is no wrong way to be a woman”

    “Gorilla Glue Hair Girl”

    Hmm.

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  104. Liz says:

    Brady can keep playing or not, I don’t care, but the give the young guys a chance argument doesn’t hold much water as there’s just not enough top talent to go around.

    I don’t know enough from my small vantage point to speak knowledgeably.
    I only know that sports (at the NFL level) is about entertainment.
    If people remain entertained by Brady, that’s great.
    My small vantage point tells me a lot of people are becoming bored (but that’s probably true of football in general after their recent wokeness).

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  105. Ame says:

    Politics and whining players playing politics and bending a knee and stupid reporters and probably a host of other stupid things have ruined professional sports. Can’t even look forward to the Superbowl adds anymore.

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  106. Cheque d'Out says:

    “Anyone who thinks aikido will win a fight and makes money off that lie has no shame”

    I thought that it looked very pretty in Under Siege but didn’t see the sense in not fighting in a way that makes sure that once dealt with, the other guy doesn’t come back for another go. That could be highly inconvenient if you’re busy with his mates when he gets stuck back in.

    Not that I watch it but I gather that cage fighting / MMA has settled what reliably works and what doesn’t. And aikido fell very early on, as I understand it.

    At the other end of the pretty range is Scott Adkins. I must admit that I tend to like his movies because he seems to often play a thug who happens to be on the right side…at least for today.

    Although he can mix in a little comedy, like in Accident Man (which was a comic series before the film was made)

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  107. Ame says:

    A friend retired last year from coaching high school football
    He said there are so many regulations now that kids could hardly play the sport. That and principals not dealing with belligerent kids who would disrespect him to his face because their dad’s had money, and the school board tied his hands.

    Wife taught elementary PE. Husband had enough and had them both retire early.

    That trickles up.

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  108. Cheque d'Out says:

    Another take

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  109. Remember the woman who sued Micky D’s over the too hot coffee? That actually makes sense. Coffee can be hot, but it shouldn’t effing cause third degree burns if accidentally spilled on your lap.

    Putting something called Gorilla Glue in your hair is just stupid. You deserve the pain that comes from being so stupid, but not money from a company that advertises their glue as the strongest stuff on earth.

    However, I have it on good authority that the law is an ass. Let’s see what happens.

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  110. Cill says:

    Is Brady 41? How long does a game go on for? Are there lots of subs? Do some players not have to play hard? I know next to nothing about the game.

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  111. Sumo says:

    Aikido is all right…..if you need to control a demented octogenarian who has close to zero strength and has never been in a fight in their life.

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  112. Cheque d'Out says:

    More McPopcorn anybody?

    Tartan flavour for me, ta.

    The theory is that the highly unpleasant alleged female Sturgeon set out to MeToo her previous boss the highly unpleasant alleged male Salmond. No idea who’s less in the wrong but I don’t care. Hope that they both lose. And it sounds like they might in a suicide pact of mutual destruction. YAY

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  113. Cheque d'Out says:

    GAME OVER 😳 SNP & Nicola Sturgeon 🤦‍♂️ Will Salmond LIES Bring Down 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿? (Good)

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  114. Liz says:

    Cill, I don’t know that much about the game either.
    Brady is 43. They don’t usually switch out quarterbacks unless the quarterback is injured (and I’m sure the team protects Brady at all cost).
    Some positions take much more of a beating than others.
    Being a defensive lineman, for example, is about like running into a brick wall continuously.
    There are four quarters in a game, each lasts 15 minutes.

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  115. Cheque d'Out says:

    Brawl at a house party of cops in Scotland during lockdown.

    LOL. Now ending up in court.

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  116. Cill says:

    Thanks Liz. I’d have to watch the game to see how a 43 year old can be competitive.

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  117. RichardP says:

    Cill, thanks for posting that recording. Very very nice, even if played by a sheila.

    Here is a version, played by a not-sheila, that incorporates Eric Carmen’s melody into the performance (Lang Lang and orchestra). I quite like this performance as well.

    Someone in the comments section said: when beauty and melancholy meet they have Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

    In my minds eye I see Cill playing this at an appropriate volume while slicing through the water in his boat, miles from any civilization. Fulfilling many a man’s dream, to be out on the water and far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife. (See Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, by Thomas Gray

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  118. Liz says:

    On the subject of historical revisionism (brought up earlier).
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210208001156

    “Korean students at Harvard University have strongly criticized a professor over his controversial claim that Japan’s wartime sexual slavery was actually voluntary prostitution, demanding its immediate withdrawal and his official apology to victims.”

    Thought this was a good take, from a military blog post:

    I have never commented on this but…
    Forty years from now, the debate in the Philippines will center around issues such as:
    – Why did evil Koreans take our comfort women to enslave into prostitution? (Because they could… there was an easy supply of willing girls and ready customers)
    – Did the Korean government know what was happening? Did they promote it? (Obviously yes and yes)
    – Was the American military aware of how the system worked? (Leadership pretended not to know. Most grunts didn’t care to know, didn’t really understand, or saw nothing wrong with any system allowed by leadership)
    – How did our innocent comfort women get tricked into this? (A few got tricked. The Bamboo Telegraph kept most informed. Extreme poverty is a strong motivator)
    (Will 2060 Korea be quick to apologize to the Philippines and send them a bag of money or understand if Philippine courts seize Korean assets? Yeah. No.)
    Anyway, this is a simplification of very complex interactions, motivations, and desires on all sides… and there aren’t any real innocents, including the Filipinas.
    It is likely the Korean/Japanese comfort woman model was not too different… after all, Korean families were selling Korean girls to Korean loansharks to sell to Korean entertainment facility owners to use as prostitutes as recently as 15 years ago (last case I personally know of)).
    And this business model is hardly rare. It was written (and complained) about during the Roman empire. They even had the exact same juicy girl racket.
    In the end, everybody is tired of hearing about this. It has never been about justice for comfort women or the Korean government would take care of them as a first priority and then chase the Japanese for reimbursement.
    Its just an issue that gets brought up every time a real issue starts getting noticed that nobody in charge wants noticed.
    Currently, everyone should be focused on why Korea is destroying its important nighttime economy, forfeiting the massive tax income, and giving out meager subsidies that total a large wasteful expense… all over a disease that killed fewer Koreans than cars killed Korean pedestrians in 2020… with 83.66% of deaths over 70 years old and 95.55% being over 60… and only .44% being 30-39, all with other health issues. Cigarettes are a FAR bigger killer.
    If you really care about comfort women, set them up in comfort for the few years they have left and then get to work fixing the broken economy that is being further broken by ignorance or design.

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  119. RichardP says:

    Notice the length and complexity of the piece.

    Lang Lang has no sheet music in front of him. Playing from memory.

    [Sounds like a panda bear he does]

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  120. Cheque d'Out says:

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  121. Cill says:

    Richard it annoyed me that the video was presented as though Rachmaninoff would be the pianist. It actually did start with the great man himself, although the recording quality was very poor. Then it switched to Helene Grimaud. Had I known it was her I would have listened anyway as she is a fine pianist (particularly on Rachmaninoff and Brahms imho).

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  122. Cill says:

    Very good, that vid of yours.

    “In my minds eye I see Cill playing this at an appropriate volume while slicing through the water in his boat, miles from any civilization.” I have played classical piano since I was a toddler, although not yet on the ocean wave. And finally, I am a fan of Thomas Gray.

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  123. Ame says:

    Cill – in theory, the quarterback never has to be touched by the opposing team. there are players in front of him whose job it is to protect him. however, there are players on the defense whose job it is to get to the quarterback. in that, there are rules about how and when a quarterback can be touched/tackled by the opposing team to protect him.

    quarterbacks who have been well protected, who have had minimal and minor concussions, and who have had no other major game-changing injuries, can play for a long time … especially if their throwing arm remains uninjured.

    i’m like Liz in that i don’t know a whole lot about the game, but i’m guessing this is a lot different than rugby where all the players are equal targets for the opposing team?

    the other thing about brady is that he is apparently super disciplined with his daily routine. that would prolong one’s career.

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  124. Cill says:

    Thanks Ame.

    I am guessing the game requires different attributes than the games I’m used to. In Rugby and AFL, the necessary attributes in all professional players are eye-hand co-ordination, speed, agility, ball-handling and passing skills, kicking skills, side-step, jumping ability, and defence, tackling, positional, and tactical. All those attributes, except tactical and positional, are in decline by mid 30s.

    It doesn’t matter how good a player is on attack, he’ll be kicked out of the team if he’s not also a good defender. The same applies vice-versa, and to tactical, positional, and great experience. There is a wide variety of physical sizes because of the set pieces, scrums (in which upper-body strength is paramount) and line-outs (in which height is paramount – a man of 6 feet 5 is far too short to play Lock Forward in pro Rugby).

    The same rules apply to all players, regardless of position or role. All can be attacked, all can attack. A 43 year old would not be competitive.

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  125. Farm Boy says:

    The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed a rogues gallery of woke partisans as a ‘task force’ to review whether statues and other landmarks in the city are ‘diverse enough’.

    https://summit.news/2021/02/09/london-mayor-appoints-woke-activist-brigade-to-review-statues-for-diversity/

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  126. Ame says:

    Cill – in American Football, you either play offense or defense; you do not play both, esp at the college and professional level.

    little teams in high school might have players play both, but you won’t see that in pro.

    i sound like an expert – i’m not. just grew up watching and hearing about it.

    from what you described, these physical requirements are necessary for all players on a rugby team: eye-hand co-ordination, speed, agility, ball-handling and passing skills, kicking skills, side-step, jumping ability, and defence, tackling, positional, and tactical.

    on a football team, certain players will be more agile, and others more bulk. those on the line who are blocking and protecting the quarterback, will be heavier with more bulk and less agile and not as fast. then you have other players who need to run fast, so they’re built for speed and agility.

    the quarterback is like the manager of the team – he calls the plays, or a coach on the sideline calls in the play to the quarterback. the quarterback will assess the field and make adjustments as necessary and direct the team to those adjustments.

    i have no doubt the guys out here could do a much better job explaining these things.

    here’s a very short vid of the very basics:

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  128. RichardP says:

    @Cill said: I have played classical piano since I was a toddler, although not yet on the ocean wave.

    Not sure if you actually got my meaning – but I was talking about playing the video(s) or MP3s of classical music while out on the water, not the actual piano itself. Although that does bring other thoughts to mind of you seated at the piano and both sliding from side to side on the deck in rough water.

    The more you reveal about yourself, the more I understand Molly’s admiration of you. You seem to be quite the Renaissance Man.

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  129. Cill says:

    Yes that explains a lot thanks Ame.

    The late Jona Lumo was a good example of Rugby physique. Six feet six (could compete for high ball and break tackles) 270 pounds (could defend and break tackles on attack) and could run 100 meters in Rubgy boots on grass in less than 11 seconds. Overall he could attack and defend with speed and power.

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  130. SFC Ton says:

    Brady or not, the NFL has been boring for a long time. They changed the player demographics and the game has gotten a lot more predictable

    Plus they have expanded the number of teams to the point it diluted the talent pool

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  131. Cill says:

    Richard, molly is my cousin. My woman is M. It’s a bit confusing I know.

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  132. SFC Ton says:

    Aikido is all right…..if you need to control a demented octogenarian who has close to zero strength and has never been in a fight in their life.
    …….

    Once again you win the internet

    I do love the youtube videos where all those various masters get beat down by fighters

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  133. SFC Ton says:

    The late Jona Lumo was a good example of Rugby physique. Six feet six (could compete for high ball and break tackles) 270 pounds (could defend and break tackles on attack) and could run 100 meters in Rubgy boots on grass in less than 11 seconds. Overall he could attack and defend with speed and power.
    ……..

    NFL has guys like that too. Pretty much always 4 of them on the field at all times to fill the gap between the big guys smashing into each other non-stop and the smaller skilled guys

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  134. Cill says:

    they have expanded the number of teams to the point it diluted the talent pool

    Not enough player depth to push the 43 year old off his perch?

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  135. SFC Ton says:

    have played classical piano since I was a toddler, although not yet on the ocean wave
    ……..

    Just one more reason the guitar is superior to the piano 😉

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  136. Cill says:

    And the piano is superior to the pipe organ.

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  137. Cill says:

    Sumo is Part 3 ready?

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  138. SFC Ton says:

    Not enough player depth to push the 43 year old off his perch?
    …….

    Probably…. though who knows with Brady. His commitment to the game is next level kind of stuff and he always played behind outstanding offensive linemen ( 300 pound + dudes with insane explosive physical power who get paid to keep smaller guys safe). So he’s never been seriously injured. And quater backs are extremely vulnerable compared to the other guys

    But more then that its a math problem. If you have two teams with 50 men per team only the best 100 men play the game and the quality of game play is high. A lot fewer mistakes, smarter players = more complex and exciting offensives and defensive plays etc etc

    When i was a kid itbwas 15 teams, in 1980 they expanded it to 28 teams. Now it’s 32 teams and roughly 1600 dudes.

    You cant expand the number of players without allowing some slip in the talent.

    In almost every way possible athletes today are better physically which offsets some of the lower quality game play but the menta/ tactical part of the game isn’t what it used to be. Not to mention how many pentaly and mistake there are these days

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  139. Sumo says:

    Once again you win the internet

    I do love the youtube videos where all those various masters get beat down by fighters

    I was actually semi-serious.

    I had a brief introduction to aikido in my youth (one of the “benefits” of being Japanese, I guess), but that was after I had been studying karate for a few years, and before anyone knew who Seagal was. I thought it was kind of cool, but I preferred to just punch some douchebag in the face as opposed to spinning them in a circle and hoping they got dizzy.

    When I started to work in a hospital setting, and had to deal with people like Lizard’s mother, I ended up using some of the basic aikido stuff, because punching old folks in the face is frowned upon in these parts.

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  140. SFC Ton says:

    And the piano is superior to the pipe organ
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    LOL I’ve always pushed the guitar in my family. In part because it’s traditional for us and in part because it’s portable. Can take one with you into combat zones, pack one on your motorcycle, sit on your back porch drink beer, run a smoker and do some picking or take it to the beach etc etc

    I habe always thought learning other instruments as a kid is kind of a fucking when you think about adult life

    Which oddly enough I think the same thing about playing football as a kid

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  141. Cill says:

    Sumo I’ll publish your Part 3 if you give me the nod.

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  142. Cill says:

    Buggar. Looks like my post is going to sit here boring everyone to tears until the cows come home.

    [Saved you would be]

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  143. Sumo says:

    Sorry, stepped away for a few. Anyhow, Part 3 is good to go, but there’s already a new post, so it’ll keep for a couple more days.

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  144. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, two days. We wait in eager anticipation

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  145. Sumo says:

    My restaurant is reopening this week, so publish it whenever you think is appropriate.

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  146. Farm Boy says:

    Congratulations. Best of luck

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  147. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—All around the country, conservatives have invited friends and family over to enjoy food, funny commercials, football, and being insulted by every major corporation in America.

    “I love football,” said local Christian conservative Brad Longaberger, “but I also love the humbling experience of sitting through hours of sermons from powerful corporations reminding me how rotten and terrible I am for not supporting progressive causes!”

    According to sources, millions of Americans are looking forward to taking a much-needed break from scolding about masks, social justice, immigration, and toxic masculinity to be scolded about all of those things while watching a really fun football game.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/conservatives-sit-down-for-a-relaxing-evening-of-being-insulted-by-every-major-corporation-in-america

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  148. Liz says:

    Woke Super Bowl Ratings Lowest Since 1969, Lowest Viewership In 15 Years…

    At a time when just about everything is closed, and there’s nothing else to do.

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  149. Ame says:

    I agree the nfl is boring. The cowboys were my Dad and brother’s team, but it’s big in my part of Texas, too. But with Jerry Jones as the owner they’ll never be a winning team because they don’t have to. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the highest grossing sports franchises in the world. They only do enough football to support the franchise. And it’s pretty sucky football at that.

    It was fun watching Troy Aikman and that team, but that was about the end of the nfl being fun to watch.

    Add in all the social justice political BS, and I just can’t stand it.

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  150. Ame says:

    Just about everything is superior to the pipe organ!

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  151. Farm Boy says:

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    [In good company I am]

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    Liz’ neighborhood

    More Liz’ neighborhood

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  152. SFC Ton says:

    Buggar. Looks like my post is going to sit here boring everyone to tears until the cows come home.
    …….

    No you pretty much nailed the topic and there wasnt anything worth debating after your write up

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