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August 07, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (7 Aug 2015)

93,770,000 Americans not in the workforce. 1977 levels. Like in the Jimmah Carter years. Don't think this will help the job picture either. DHS admits new surge illegal immigrant families.


Gambling

The casino is a harsh classroom.

Iíve learned that the casino is a harsh classroom. In a thousand ways, it has taught me two main lessons: that the odds are the odds, and they will always ultimately prevail; and that the mind (and particularly the ego) is full of trickery. These tricks take myriad forms, but they share a common theme: The odds apply chiefly to others. You are special.

Russia

The Russian Who Stole Christmas. I find the question can Putin do that pretty funny. Like who is gonna stop him. Obama?

Villains

CYA Move

Yes, Schumer's announcement to oppose the Obama Iran deal is just a CYA move as he isn't going to lobby against it very hard.

In Russia...

Airline Humor

Heh. Awesome or terrifying? Southwest flightcrew plays Danger Zone on the PA system during takeoff.

Drones

Got a drone problem in your backyard and don't want to get arrested for shooting it down? Maybe sound can knock it down. Meh. I think I like the Johnny Dronehunter way better.

5 Ways The World Could End

Play At The Pump

Is the convenience of getting your Lotto tickets at the pump worth the $1 service charge? Jeez. Stupid tax indeed.

EPA

Perhaps the EPA should fine itself. While investigating pollutants at the Gold King Mine in CO, the EPA spills a million gallons of mine waste into the Animas River.

Dog Video

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