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November 01, 2017

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (11/1/17) November Edition?

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(Artistic and patriotic.)

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
Clyde Watson


Quote II

If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray. Madeleine M. Kunin

Not to be argumentative, but......Have you ever been to the upper Midwest in November?


Quote III

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus


Quote IV

“Look. there’s nuts in the world. You know, we have mass murders, remember Kaczynsk, the guy that was the Unabomber – we have enough screwballs in America without importing them.

“We ought to know who’s coming to America, we ought to know something about their background, like we do with all legitimate immigrants. And, this argument that we should look the other way with illegitimate immigrants is nuts.” Ken Lagone



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Paul Joseph Watson and the racist skin care industry. Of course NSFW-Language

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Do you want us to believe in Man-Made Climate Change? Let me give you a hint. Be f*cking believable FFS.

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased a record amount from 2015 to 2016, leaving the air laden with a concentration of the potent greenhouse gas not seen for at least the last 800,000 years, the period for which we have direct measurements from ice cores. The increase essentially guarantees that in the absence of rapid and dramatic cuts to emissions, catastrophic temperature increases “well above” those the Paris agreement sought to avoid will become a reality by end of the century, according to Petteri Taalas, the head of the World Meteorological Organization.

800,000 years? Yeah right.

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Just. Go. Away. Now. Literal tree huggers are pissed at the big candy companies.

Companies like Hershey's, Mars, and Nestle are aware of the ecological impact of their sweets, and have made various pledges over the years to stop using 'conflict palm oil'. It is called this because of the way in which plantation expansion destroys the habitats of rare species -- Sumatran tigers, orangutans, clouded leopards, rhinos, sun bears, and elephants.

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As a former HS Official this took a lot of guts.

Respect. Two referees at a high school football game in New Jersey, a father and a son, walked off the field when the students took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. Ernie Lunardelli and his son, Anthony, stood for the National Anthem with their hands over their hearts. They left the field as soon as the song ended because members of Monroe Township High School team took a knee instead of standing for the National Anthem. It’s the principle of the thing.

Unlike the NFL slugs who still have a job. Unlike the little ignorant HS players who will still be on the roster. These two men may not have a crew come next Friday night. They don't do it for the money, they do it for the love of the game and love of country.


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Fighting the war on opioid abuse, Walgreens introduces OTC nasal spray to counteract heroin overdoses.

In an effort to fight America’s opioid epidemic, over 8,000 Walgreens stores are now stocking a nasal spray that reverses the effects of an overdose.

The FDA-approved Narcan nasal spray is a form of naloxone that can now be purchased over the counter and used to stop an overdose from prescription painkillers or heroin.

Additionally, Walgreens plans on taking steps to educate any patient who is dispensed a controlled substance greater than 50 morphine milligram equivalents on how to properly use Narcan and the dangers of opioids.

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The ONT Musical Interlude-UK Rock & Roll Edition


Status Quo


Jethro Tull


Mott The Hoople


Rory Gallagher


It's a big IF. But, IF there are any executives at XM Sirius Radio who are Morons, how about an all UK Channel?

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Are you a rules are rules person? Or are you one that looks at rules in a case by case basis? CA Deputies hurt in Las Vegas Shooting have WC benefits denied.

A group of Southern California law enforcement officers who rushed to save lives during a gunman's deadly rampage in Las Vegas returned home wounded but alive.

Yet, while they were hailed for their heroic efforts, there is one benefit they won't be afforded as they recover physically and psychologically from the Oct. 1 attack: workers' compensation.

Officials in Orange County on Monday said they could not approve compensation claims to four off-duty sheriff's deputies who were attending the outdoor music festival when it turned into a killing field.

The reason for the denial hinges on a state labor code, which says benefits can only be given to officers acting in "protection or preservation of life or property" specifically within the state of California.

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When Yoko isn't enough!

Like Demi Lovato, Amy Schumer has also been a champion for positive body image. She has fought off trolls and social media body shamers on multiple occasions, and when she got the opportunity to pose for the iconic Pirelli Calendar — shot by the equally iconic Annie Leibovitz, no less — the funny gal jumped at the chance

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If you can't beat them, join them.

Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom.

Constellation will pay about C$245 million ($191 million) for a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian seller of medicinal-marijuana products. The deal kicked off the biggest rally in nearly a year for Canopy, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker WEED.

The legalization of marijuana in Canada and a growing number of U.S. states is opening up a huge potential market -- just as demand for alcohol is slowing. Still, pot remains prohibited at the U.S. federal level, meaning American companies have to tread carefully.

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Dr. Ruth Sex Therapist. Sniper. Sniper?

From time to time, life will feed you one of those amazing facts which will rock your worldview and change the entire way in which you look at a person. Much of the world will know Dr. Ruth as the short little old lady who talks pretty explicitly about sex. Many were captivated by her wisdom while others were just dumbfounded at what looked like their grandmother talking a whole lot about sex.

Whatever you may have thought about Dr. Ruth, it is likely you never sat back and wondered if she was an Israeli trained sniper who fought for the creation of the Jewish State. Just don’t say that within a 1,000 yards of her because I hate to rock your worldview, but that is exactly who she is. Dr. Ruth, sex therapist extraordinaire and Israeli Sniper.

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How many reasons why this guy is our Genius Award Winner?


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What do you think when you hear the name The Smithsonian? Tonight it should be, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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