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October 15, 2017

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (10/15/17) Attitude Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill


It really is.


Quote II

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson


Quote III

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Quote IV

Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It's a state of mind. Amisha Patel



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Always trying to endear himself to the NFL, Colon Kaeperdick lodges complaint against the NFL.

After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion.

According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement.


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Alaska had the proposed Bridge To Nowhere. St. Helena has the "World's Most Useless Airport.

As the inaugural plane from Johannesburg touched down on the forbidding volcanic outcrop in the middle of the south Atlantic, the travel and history buffs on board clapped and cheered.

“I’ve never felt so emotional in all my life,” said Libby Weir-Breen, a British travel operator who has been bringing tourists to the island, 1,200 miles (1,900 km) west of the African nation of Angola, for the last 12 years.

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After every horrific crime involving fire arms politicians want to do something. It doesn't matter if the proposed law(s) are helpful or not. It's always been Democrats who act this way. Not now, some GOP politicians want to jump on the gun grabbing wagon. h/t Butch

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If you're a manager, then manage. Fast food employee refuses to serve police.

A worker at a Texas fast-food restaurant was fired after she refused to serve two police officers, the company said Saturday.
In a lengthy post on the Denison Police Department’s Facebook page, Chief Jay Burch alleged the officers were cursed at by the employee and that the restaurant manager’s only response was “I don’t get into politics.”

And you wonder why you made the minimum wage before your sorry ass was fired.

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John and Jan Pascoe. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped. The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear. Then they remembered their neighbors’ pool.

“You’ve got to calm down, Jan,” she told herself. “You can’t go underwater and hyperventilate.”

At 12:40 a.m. Monday, Jan called 911. She reached a dispatcher.

“We are going to get into the neighbors’ pool, should we do this?’

The dispatcher said, “Get anywhere safe.”

“Please. We will be in the pool,” Jan replied. “This is where we are.”

“In my naivete, all night long,” she would tell me later, “I thought someone would come to get us.”

Jan, 65, and her husband, John, 70, debated when to get in. She wanted to right away, but John said, “Hold off. The water’s cold. Let’s see what happens.”

As they stood at the edge of the pool, the neighbors’ house caught fire. A big tree next to the pool went up in flames. The railroad ties framing the concrete steps leading to the pool ignited.

“The heat was ‘whoa,’” John said. He stripped off his pants and jacket, and wearing only a T-shirt, turned to Jan and said, “Jump in now.”

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The ONT Musical Interlude



October 15, 2000, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beautiful Day', the group's fourth UK No.1 single and taken from their album 'All That You Can't Leave Behind'. via thisdayinmusic.com


October 15, 2014, U2 frontman Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". iTunes users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Jimmy Kimmel Snob, Elitist and just all around Asshole.

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said seeing his popularity with Republicans decline was "not ideal" but that he'd take on highly charged political issues "again in a heartbeat."

Kimmel, who was not known for his political views prior to 2017, has received high marks in the press for his monologues advocating for gun control and universal health care. One CNN columnist said he had become "America's conscience," but he has rejected that label.

Conscience? Give me a break.

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Paul Joseph Watson takes a look at Hollywood. Of course it is NSFW.

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Millennials, your parents were cooler than you could ever be. And here is proof.


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If the customer is always right. We must have a Genius Award Winner.


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It is pleasant to see a professional athlete make news for something other than belligerence. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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2 [409 comments] 'garrett'
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