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July 21, 2017

Overnight Open Thread (21 Jul 2017)

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting. Too many folks focus on percentage supposedly saved and not on the reference price trend of the item before the "sale".

An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon's reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product in the previous 90 days, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter to the FTC dated July 6.

Also, their QA process has some issues. I ordered something electronic advertised as new and I received a previously opened item as the outside sticker had been sliced already, the device inside the box was upside down, the usb cable was a mess, and there was a missing screw on the bottom. A friend of mine the next day had the same issue of a "new" item having been previously opened.


Man, I never found anything cool like this when I was growing up and hiking in the mountains. Boys find a 1 million-year-old Stegomastodon while on a family hike in the desert. What's the coolest or strangest thing you found while out on a hike in the wilderness?


Yeah we should. Why we should allow boys to fight. I do practice self defense moves with both my kids and we also do quite a bit of the lightsaber dueling. The banging of light sticks at night is quite a bit of fun. Seriously though, you never know when you will find yourself in a dangerous situation and you will need to fight. Better to be ready and you can only be ready if you have practiced and or have experience.


Dayum. It's like he had a handbrake he could use in flight on some of those moves.

Climate Change

Can sea monsters be far off? Sure, why not? It's not like they are held to account for their previous failed predictions.


Minnesota schools adopt transgender toolkit for kindergartners. Kindergartners? Are you shittin' me?


Here's the complete score for Dunkirk. I do intend to see it this weekend.


Political Hat notes that SF schools have apparently embraced the white supremacy of white milk by banning chocolate milk.

Dog Stories

We still don't really know where dogs came from.

Heroic dog plunges into harbor waters to rescue a tiny baby deer from drowning.

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