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May 13, 2018

Overnight Open Thread (05-13-2018 )

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We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position and are inwardly tempted to take the other side.
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Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
-- Thomas Paine: Common Sense
The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion.
-- Thomas Carlyle: The State Of German Literature
If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
-- Thomas Wolfe: The Web And the Rock


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The more this shit-show is mocked, the better I like it!

Fifty Shades Of Grey as reinterpreted with Danny DeVito

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Ah yes, the jack-booted thugs of the formerly free United Kingdom are out in force. Next stop: biometric tags driven into our skulls by roving enforcement teams.

Carrying a mobile phone could be made COMPULSORY in a bid to cut crime, a senior judge predicts

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John Kerry is now on my short list for the most hated person on earth. He is neck and neck with TFG and Skankles.


I don't know if this is true, and I don't much care. He is an anti-American prick, and he deserves all the opprobrium we can heap on him, whether based on real or imagined news.

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How do these people go through life finding fault with everything? Is there nothing in their miserable, angry, petulant, smug lives that is okay?

Prof says 'wealth redistribution' key to 'sexual fulfillment'

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This might be the definition of: "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Any More!"

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And for the ladies (and yes, I know)

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SMOD; why hast though forsaken us?

Male Student Accuses Female Student of Sexual Assault. She Says He Wanted Revenge.

Here's an alternative theory: Doe woke up, realized they had engaged in sexual activity while they were both drunk, and feared that she would file a complaint against him, as she had done to his friend. Panic-stricken, he felt he had no choice but to beat her to the punch.

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