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March 13, 2017

Monday Overnight Open Thread (3/13/17) Welcome To The Work Week Edition


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote II

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

The obvious question, would he say this today?

Quote III

Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? Saint Basil


March 13, 1942. U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps.

In the United States, the practice of training dogs for military purposes was largely abandoned after World War I. When the country entered World War II in December 1941, the American Kennel Association and a group called Dogs for Defense began a movement to mobilize dog owners to donate healthy and capable animals to the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army. Training began in March 1942, and that fall the QMC was given the task of training dogs for the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard as well.

Ever been stranded? Have you ever dreamed of being stranded? So you find yourself stranded on a deserted island. What one book would you take along?

Outside of the Christian Faith, the Holy Bible has some great stories and is fine literature.

On a similar note, What LP would you save if your house was burning down.

Your humble Cob isn't a collector. So I really don't have one that I would save for the money. Instead imagine yourself on a deserted island with one choice. What LP would you be able to listen to over and over again?

Do bookstore employees get bored? The answer is, YES.

Seems to The ONT they have way too much time on their hands.

Quite the creation. Kick butt rubber-band gun.

The New York court system makes history. Tri-Custody awarded to Three-some.

The threesome was one big happy family for 18 months until Garcia and Dawn Marano decided to become a twosome. They moved out and into a new home in nearby Central Islip in 2008.

Then Michael Marano sued Garcia for custody of their son. Dawn Marano then sued her husband for divorce.

Michael Marano and Garcia agreed to joint custody, but Dawn felt left out. As neither a biological nor adoptive mom to the boy, she had no automatic legal right to custody.


Paul Joseph Watson (Language Warning: NSFW or for Your M-i-L)


Since 2010 The GOP has campaigned on the Repeal of Obamacare. From 2012 they have passed numerous Repeal Acts knowing full well they would never be passed in the Senate, let alone that the JEF would sign a repeal of his vaunted legislation. One would have thought a serious member or two of the House would have worked with on or two Senators to come up with a Repeal & Replace package the day the Dems were out of power. One would have thought.

Anyway The GOP should have been careful for what they wished for. The American Public gave a big Fuck You to the powers that be this past November. Now they have the chance to govern and they can't. Repeal & Replace Obamacare Period.

Traveling this past week I heard my fair share of talk radio. The GOP Replacement is good, bad or indifferent. Here is one of the best laid out and written analysis's of the GOP House Plan.

Republicans' latest attempt to change Obamacare is nothing more than misdirection. It replaces "subsidies" with "tax credits", continues Medicaid expansion until an election year (when nothing gets done), and keeps the most costly items such as guaranteed issue, community rating, and no pre-existing conditions exclusion in place.

The VA. No amount of money will fix it.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest health care provider in the United States. The V.A. runs more than 1,700 locations, provides care to nine million vets and spends an annual budget of around $200 billion. It runs 163 hospitals and employs more than 200,000 people. By contrast, the next largest health care company employs just over 100,000.

Will the GOP screw up Repeal & Replace so bad that Single Payer is the law of the land? The VA is a perfect example why the damn GOP better get it right. But, The ONT is not holding its breath.

The ONT Musical Interlude

March 13, 1971, Brewer and Shipley entered the US singles chart with 'One Toke Over The Line'. The song, which featured The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on steel guitar, peaked at No.10 despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references. Brewer and Shipley maintained that the word "toke" meant "token" as in ticket, hence the line "waitin' downtown at the railway station, one toke over the line."via thisdayinmusic.com

March 13, 2006, The Sex Pistols refused to attend their own induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Blondie, Herb Alpert and Black Sabbath were all inducted but the Pistols posted a handwritten note on their website, calling the institution "urine in wine", adding "We're not your monkeys, we're not coming. You're not paying attention" via thisdayinmusic.com

Do you consider mood swings, flying off the handle and jumping to conclusions exercise? If you do, you may be allergic to exercise.

Since this 1979 report, there have been numerous accounts of patients who have had anaphylactic reactions from exercise, including recognizing the link between food and other allergies when combined with exercise- as previously mentioned with food dependent seemingly the most common.

To be specifically diagnosed with EIA, you need to have symptoms of anaphylaxis associated with exercise. The cause must also be differentiated from an anaphylactic reaction due to food dependent anaphylaxis or being exposed to an allergen before the workout.

In tonight's Oh For F*ck's Sake segment, it is always darkest before the dawn. Students triggered by an inanimate object.

Carleton University has made the decision to remove the weight scale from their campus gym after a student complained about being "triggered" by the device ... which, presumably, she chose to step on. A sign where the scale once stood explains that the university's choice to remove the scale is “in keeping with current fitness and social trends.”

Or, more accurately, "in keeping with pathetic social justice safe space trends.

Allergic to exercise? Hooked on phonics cheeseburgers? I wish she was afraid of the spork.

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Yeah, yeah. Everything is bigger in Texas. Including tonight's Genius Award Winner.

Child born with death sentence may be cured. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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