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April 04, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (4/4/17) No Participation Trophy Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. Robert Benchley

Quote II

Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. Robert A. Heinlein

Quote III

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce. Lord Byron

Thursday April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated. Would race relations be any better today than they are?

Rape and free speech do not mix at Yale University. Yale punishes male student with sensitivity training.

Yale is being sued for violating the Title IX rights of a male student accused of rape because it first punished him for writing an essay that called rape “an irrational act.”

Doe v. Yale alleges that the pseudonymous male student became a “person of interest to Yale’s sexual misconduct apparatus” in 2013 for a philosophy class assignment he turned in:

The [female teaching assistant] reported John to Yale upon receiving academic papers from John in which he referenced (and denounced) the crime of rape and rapists to illustrate Plato’s ideas of justice in the Republic. John was also required to take sensitivity training …

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder unless you are a SJW. If you are not attracted to someone you may be a racist.

Claiming a lack of attraction to an Asian guy is "casual racism" is nothing more than an attempt to do a similar thing. It's trying to shame you into being attracted to a given set of features -- unlike fitness, these features can't be altered -- that you don't find attractive now

Previously a Feel Good Story of The Day, now gets better. Prosecutors decline to press charges against man who killed 3 home invaders. The alleged "brains" behind the break in is facing multiple felonies.

Elizabeth Rodriguez, the ringleader of the gang of burglary suspects and the getaway driver who left her three accomplices behind after shots were fired, was formally charged with three counts of first-degree murder and several counts of first and second-degree burglary. Rodriguez, who seems to be as intelligent as your average storm drain, confessed to the burglaries in a television interview last week, which should all but assure her conviction for the burglary charges, and since the murder charges are hinged upon the felony murder rule, a conviction on all three murder counts as well.

The bleeding hearts are pissing and moaning that the shooter will be charged. At 23 he protected his home and his life. Something to live with for the rest of one's life.

Every once in awhile something good happens at an university. BDS movement thwarted at Columbia University.

By an overwhelming margin, the Columbia College Student Council voted not to pose the question as a referendum to the student body. Even if it had decided to add the question to the ballot, and even if the majority of students voted for their initiative, Columbia University will not be divesting from the State of Israel. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger has explicitly stated his opposition. “I want to state clearly that I will not lend any support to this proposal,” he said in 2002 regarding a similar call for divestment. “The petition alleges human rights abuses and compares Israel to South Africa at the time of apartheid, an analogy I believe is both grotesque and offensive.”

G*d Damn good work if you can get it!! Why reprehensible employees cannot be fired.

Typically an employer would promptly fire an employee caught watching pornography at work. Yet under current federal law, the VA cannot immediately fire a worker unless there is evidence the employee committed an actual crime. Instead, the worker was placed on administrative duty and will continue to collect salary and benefits for at least 30 days.

So. Do you ever think about death? Has your mind ever wandered off to how people die? 10 bizarre causes of death.

Before there were 'Stand Your Ground' laws there were 'Get Off My Resting Place' laws. Grave robbers meet the coffin torpedo.

On the night of January 17, 1881, a would-be body snatcher by the name of Dipper was killed by a blast in a Mount Vernon, Ohio cemetery. The attempted grave-robbery was a three-man operation, according to the Stark County Democrat. The explosion broke the leg of the second thief. The third—tasked with keeping watch—was allegedly left unscathed and hoisted his wounded friend into a sleigh.

Bad luck? Something sinister? Over 1,500 missing people from public land without a trace.

When 18-year-old Joe Keller vanished from a dude ranch in Colorado's Rio Grande National Forest, he joined the ranks of those missing on public land. No official tally exists, but their numbers are growing. And when an initial search turns up nothing, who'll keep looking?


The ONT Musical Interlude-Two-fer Tuesday


April 4, 1913, Born on this day, Muddy Waters, US blues singer, guitarist, died 30th April 1983. Recorded 'I Just Want To Make Love To You', 'I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Got My Mojo Working.' via thisdayinmusic.com


Obviously several states have Attorney Generals with too much time on their hands.Several states sue the Trump administration about ceiling fan efficiency.

The New York attorney general is joined in these legal actions by the attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the City of New York. The lawsuit against the DOE is one of the first taken by a coalition of states against the Trump administration's energy policies, which have been environmentally regressive.

And the Right is called Fascists and Nazis.

Not your childhood Go-Kart. Unless you're AOP or maybe Mike Hammer.

How to spot an AoSHQ Cob How to spot a sociopath.

A simple definition of a sociopath is someone who has no conscience and is tremendously antisocial. Sociopaths are incapable of feelings such as fear, anxiety, stress, depression, guilt, regret, remorse, empathy, care, and love. They don’t have feelings or emotions but a high-functioning sociopath is extremely skilled at faking emotions. So some sociopaths do cry, if they want to.

Bill Clinton from laughter to tears at the Ron Brown funeral comes to mind.

Say what you will about the U.S.A. But, at least we have our fair share of Toilet Paper. And The ONT believes that it should be culturally misappropriated.

A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper dispensers with facial recognition to stop visitors from taking too much loo roll, media reports say.
Machines at the Temple of Heaven park scan visitors' faces before dispensing a fixed length strip of paper.
The tourist attraction is reportedly frequented by visitors who take large amounts of loo roll home.
It has reignited debate over the lack of social graces among some Chinese.

The next time you have a bad day at work think about Matador Daniel Garcia Navarre.

Brave? Crazy? Stupid? You make the call.


There are drawbacks to entrepreneurship, just ask this Genius Award Winner.

Not all teenagers are bottomless pits and couch potatoes. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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