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October 03, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (10/3/17)

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Quotes of The Day

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. Graham Greene

Quote II

"Poly" means more than one, and ticks are bloodsucking parasites. Kinky Friedman

Quote III

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith

Quote IV

"Well, I'm a gun owner, Gabby's a gun owner," Kelly continued. "I'm a supporter of the Second Amendment. However, we can respect the Second Amendment and the rights of responsible gun owners, and at the same time, we can keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, potential mass shooters, and idiots. Mark Kelly

So, which category did Stephen Paddock fall into?


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So what pisses you off about your neighbor? Could it be a tank?

A history buff in Texas shelled out some $600,000 for a fully functional World War II tank -- but now that it's parked outside his multimillion-dollar home, it's ruffling feathers in his neighborhood.

Attorney Tony Buzbee of River Oaks said he bought the tank overseas last year.

“Took a year to get here, but now it’s on River Oaks Boulevard,” Buzbee told KHOU Houston‏. “This particular tank landed at Normandy. It liberated Paris, and ultimately went all the way to Berlin. There’s a lot of history here.”

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When you're on the trail of a killer(s) you need mobility. You need to follow every lead. How does one make this all possible? With money of course. O.J. Simpson seeking $5 Million for his first interview.

O.J. Simpson didn't go far after he was released from a Nevada prison on parole on Sunday when he made his way to Las Vegas.

The former NFL star will be seeking to focus on kids, friends, family and golf, but he is also expected to charge a high price to speak to the media.

That money sure will help out with some confidential informants.

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Whatever you place on Social Media and/or the internet is there for all the world to see. Maybe some, including your employer, don't want to see you half nude. Engagement photo shoot goes viral.

Though the reactions from both the couple and those on Facebook were largely positive about the photo album, Stephanie’s employer, Austin Bank Texas, was less enthused about how the pictures turned out.

“They said I was topless, and it was inappropriate and we’re a family-oriented company,” Stephanie said to BuzzFeed.

The company decided to let Stephanie go because of the revealing images.

“There was no defending myself, they had made their decision,” she said. “I gave over a year to a company that I worked really hard for and then to have them turn on me for doing something so positive, something that I was so proud of — to help myself as a woman — it was hurtful. People were pulling out their phones at work and showing the pictures and that was blamed on me.”


So Morons. Was Austin Bank Texas right with their decision?


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The ONT Musical Interlude

October 3, 1941, Born on this day, Chubby Checker, US singer, (Ernest Evans), 1960 US No.1 & UK No.14 single 'The Twist', 1962 UK No.2 single 'Let's Twist Again'). 'The Twist' is the only song to go to number 1 on the US singles charts twice. Once in 1960 and again in 1962. via thisdayinmusic.com

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October 3, 1949, Born on this day, Lindsey Buckingham guitar, vocals, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies' and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams' from world wide No.1 album 'Rumours'). Buckingham was one half of the duo, Buckingham Nicks and aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released six solo albums and three live albums. via thisdayinmusic.com


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That didn't take long. In less than 24 hours the scream of "Gun Control". I suppose when you outlaw guns you will curb the murder rate somewhat.

In the wake of the US's latest mass shooting in Las Vegas - tragically the deadliest in the country's history - there is continued debate over whether or not more closely regulating the sale of firearms might prevent these types of events in future.

While it's an incredibly heated topic, last year, the largest study ever conducted on the topic found a clear link between firearm regulation and fewer gun-related deaths around the world.


Funny, they didn't mention if South Africa or Australia had a Second Amendment and we do.

Personally, I thank Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) for his service to our country. It doesn't mean I can't call him an attention seeking whore does it?

"As someone who's seen the effects of gun violence first hand at war, my heart goes out to the victims and families in Las Vegas," Rep. Moulton of Massachusetts said in Facebook video on Monday. "But now is not the time for silence — it's a time for action."

"It's a time for us to finally come together as Americans and actually do something about this scourge of violence that uniquely effects Americans," Moulton continued. "We can protect the Second Amendment, we can protect our constitutional rights, and we can still do something about this public health crisis that is gun violence in our communities."

Be honest Congressman, you and your ilk, want to ban gun ownership. Come out and say it.

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Why are you bringing a two year old to a baseball game? "Baseball Ticket Price Must Include Essential Safety Measure". Better yet, why not Nerf baseballs and plastic bats?

A batted baseball racing 105-miles-per hour into the stands at Yankee Stadium smashed into the face of a girl just under two years old, producing multiple facial fractures and bleeding on her young brain. Both eyes were swollen shut, and she spent five days in the hospital before doctors allowed her distraught parents to take her home.

But with Sunday's announcement that the New York Yankees, after 11-days of internal deliberation, will extend protective netting to cover more fans, a new controversy inside this current controversy has emerged.

Are the parents, who were sitting close to the field, to blame for allowing their very young daughter to sit in these potentially-dangerous seats?

I'm not a MLB fan. I know sitting behind netting at an NHL game sucks. One can not legislate a hazard free life whether by law. Period.

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So just where did you get that case of herpes from? Why it was paleolithic dick.

It's estimated that around half a billion people worldwide live with genital herpes (HSV-2), a virus that is usually sexually transmitted and causes outbreaks of genital lesions. This pathogen, like its close relative oral herpes (HSV-1), is highly contagious, incurable, and generally a pain in the ass (and elsewhere).

Who is to blame for this scourge of genital herpes? According to research published on Sunday in Virus Evolution, the likely culprit was the extinct hominin Paranthropus boisei, aka "Nutcracker Man," a nickname the species earned for its super-sized foliage-chewing teeth. P. boisei lived in East Africa between 2.3 and 1.2 million years ago, where this species became HSV-2's link between ancestral chimps and Homo erectus.

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And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Equifax. It does.

Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen.

Equifax said the company it hired to investigate the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results "promptly." The company also said it would update its own notification for people who want to check if they were among those affected by Oct. 8.

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But an arrest will. Genius Award Winner.

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It didn't matter what color they were, it didn't matter what religion they were. It didn't matter who they voted for. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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