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August 15, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/15/17) Yes, Tuesday Edition

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(Wonder if the fish are biting?)


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Quotes of The Day

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Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright


Quote II

The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue. Rush Limbaugh


Quote III

First rule of change is controversy. You can't get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy. Saul Alinsky


Quote IV

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. Jeff Miller


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Unless you've been off the grid or hiding under a rock, you know a solar eclipse is forthcoming. You can view it even without the fancy-shmancy glasses. You can make your own viewing gadgets.

The pinhole image offers two advantages over a converging lens. First, anyone can make one. You don't need a piece of glass (or plastic) and you don't have to worry about the shape. It's just a hole. Second, the resulting image doesn't have a focal point. No matter where you put the screen, you see a clear image. The big disadvantage of a pinhole is light. Since the hole is very small, it only lets a small amount of light through.

How do animals react to a solar eclipse?


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Terry Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) utters rhetoric bullshit.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe defended the actions taken Saturday by state and local law enforcement in response to clashes between white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA.

McAuliffe told The New York Times in an impromptu street interview Sunday morning that police in Charlottesville did their best considering the circumstances.

“It’s easy to criticize, but I can tell you this, 80% of the people here had semiautomatic weapons," McAuliffe said.

Not to get into the right and wrong of what happened this past Saturday. But, VA citizens were exercising their gun rights under VA law and from the reports continued to obey the gun laws after chaos broke out.

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Hmmmm. VA State Police think their Governor is full of shit as well.

"No, the State Police did not have inferior equipment," Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager, told the Free Beacon. "Our personnel are equipped, and were equipped, with the necessary protective and tactical gear for their safety and, obviously, to protect those that were in attendance of the event."

And if their equipment was really inferior, that is sad commentary on the state of Virginia and how they fund their State Police.


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Even a Green Bay Packer fan can cheer for Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison.

“The first tweet from Roenick to his 380,000-plus followers was a screen grab of a story from lockerdome.com that featured the headline: Steelers’ James Harrison — ‘Anyone On My Team Sits For Anthem, They Better Be In A Wheelchair‘, according to the tweet which shared a story on the comment Harrison allegedly said, as reported by Lockerdome.

Are you fed up with the NFL? Are you fed up with the networks who televise the NFL and show front and center the malcontents? Well if you are fed up, PISS ON YOU, according to NFL Commish Roger Goodell.

And speaking of malcontents, Why is Colin Kaeperdick still unemployed?

Now, let’s return the kaleidoscope to its present position, in which we can clearly see Colin Kaepernick. Is it not easier now to understand why NFL owners do not wish to sign him despite his abilities? They realize that they aren’t signing a quarterback. They are signing a cause that may insist on a free commercial in front of millions every Sunday afternoon (and then be amplified by media throughout the week). There is a lot more involved than just money available under the salary cap.


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A chip on your shoulder is one thing. A chip on your vagina? Well that's another. Science of white men should be dismissed.

A physics researcher at the University of Washington says the controversial Google memo is just the latest example of “shoddy science” that is “conducted primarily by white men.”

“It’s 2017, and to some extent scientific literature still supports a patriarchal view that ranks a man’s intellect above a woman’s,” physics Research Associate Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein complained in a Slate op-ed last week, written in response to the memo in which former Google employee James Damore criticized the company’s efforts to effect gender diversity.

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Sen. Pat Roberts (R Squish-KS) comes under fire back home for his incompetence.

Roberts didn’t rule out voting to eliminate the filibuster, but he warned that such a move could ultimately benefit Democrats if they are able to win back control of the Senate in 2018 or 2020.
“You do that and if the Senate flips, look out,” Roberts said.

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National Security Adviser, H. R. McMaster, should go. Why? If Sen John McCain (R-AZ) defends you, you need to go.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is defending national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who has been under withering attack from right-wing media outlets worried that he’s purging conservatives from the National Security Council (NSC).

In a statement, McCain took aim at what he described as “alt-right” news outlets using “smear tactics” against McMaster.

McCain likened McMaster’s critics to the racist protesters that gathered in Virginia over the weekend, calling the right-wing media outlets the “same purveyors of hatred and ignorance who precipitated the recent violence in Charlottesville.”

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The ONT Musical Interlude



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On this day in history. Woodstock.

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August 15, 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages. viathisdayinmusic.com

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Sometimes being an old fashioned person pays off. Smart locks aren't so smart.

Update gone wrong leaves 500 smart locks inoperable.
Fatal error leaves customers scrambling for fixes that can take a week or longer.

Hundreds of Internet-connected locks became inoperable last week after a faulty software update caused them to experience a fatal system error, manufacturer LockState said.

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I tease Mrs. Mis. Hum the only reason she married me was to shorten her name. But it certainly wasn't this awkward.

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The ONT is always looking out for the health and welfare of The Horde.Please have yourself a beer. For clarity's sake.

Researchers at the University of Graz in Austria have released findings from a study that say mild alcohol intoxication helps lead to mental clarity and to spark creative thought.

Seventy volunteers between the ages of 19 and 32 were given both alcohol-free and regular beer before taking a series of tests. The experiment showed volunteers performing better on a word problem test after drinking a pint of beer than they did after drinking the non-alcoholic drinks. The researchers did note, however, concentration and memory issues were apparent during other skill tests.


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Do you travel? If you do, do you think of what the meaning is behind the location you are at or going to? For example my state's translation is "Colder than a witches' breast.

The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known for what they are now.

Many derive from indigenous languages of the Americas. Alaska for example is derived from the Yupik word, “Alyeska”, an idiom from the Aleut people andKansas comes from the Native American Sioux language.

Others come from an individual person — Georgia from King George II and Louisiana from King Louis XIV.

We’ve taken the names of all U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories, and put them into one map along with their translation or origin. They offer a unique insight into the forgotten history of the continent and may teach something new about your home

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ESPN continues to hemorrhage viewers and income. Now, Hollywood is losing attendance and money.

A summer movie slate stacked with remakes, reboots, and sequels has helped produce a disappointing domestic box office decline of 12 percent over the same time period last year.
The North American box office took in an estimated $3.43 billion from May to date, according to data from comScore and Box Office Mojo — down 12 percent from the $3.9 billion made this time last year.


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LP has a very noticeable odor, not for this Genius Award Winner. Grand prize winner.


So is your banker a Genius Award Winner? 1st Runner Up.


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No "Get off my lawn" here. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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