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October 10, 2018

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/10/18 )

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

In the end, we were left only with the Stalinist mantra “to accuse is to be believed”—but, of course, not even the current accusers in the future would be exempt from the very nightmare they now would create for others.Victor Davis Hanson


Quote II


“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for”Hillary Clinton

My goodness awfully brave on foreign soil.


Mrs. Mis. Hum has the following to say about Hillary Clinton.

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Quote III

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. C.S. Lewis


Quote IV

“People never really think about how insulting it is. I mean, it’s wrong … It’s wildly insulting to those of us who just raise their families and pay their taxes and walk their dogs.”Adam Carolla


Quote V

“A man who sat here a month ago and dared to talk about my private parts, sponsoring a proclamation for domestic violence. Wow. That’s like Hitler having a proclamation for Jews. Or Fidel Castro having freedom day for Cubans.” Anabelle Lima-Taub, (Commissioner Hallandale Beach, FL)


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Talk about fat shaming. In Greece: Fat asses are no longer allowed to ride asses.


Triggly Puff hardest hit.


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It is either time for the national divorce or people have to pay price for their behavior. Does it matter what you did when you were an 8 year old? If you are an old hag seeking 15 minutes of fame it does. Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration was a "weird" student.

Old and busted: Judging adults from their high-school yearbooks. New hotness: Judging adults by their elementary-school craft projects. Trump adviser Stephen Miller gets remembered by his third-grade teacher, Nikki Fiske, in a Hollywood Reporter article that might prove just how desperate some editors are for content these days.

Twenty-five years ago, we discover, Stephen Miller was eight years old and did eight-year-old things:

However there is a small problem. It is apparently against the law to divulge such information. Wonder if a "mob" will descend on her and chant "lock her up".

What's good for the conservative is good for the Brown Shirt bitch.

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The "Medical" profession continues to slide down the slippery slope sewer.

More and more “doctors” are openly advocating harvesting organs from still living donors as a form of euthanasia. This penchant for a medical version of Aztec cosplay is seen both in Europe and in North America. Yet another call for death by donation has crept up, this time in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Canadians Ian Ball and Robert Sibbald from Western University, along with Robert Truog from Harvard, recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for organ donation from euthanasia victims.

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Exon Mobile going green. Republicans going left. It's a mixed up world.

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that ExxonMobil had committed $1 million to a Republican-led carbon tax initiative called Americans for Carbon Dividends (AFCD). The story is a bit surprising on its face: it seems counterintuitive that an oil company would want to give money to an initiative that would tax its (considerable) carbon contribution. The other surprising factor is that some Republicans, who have traditionally resisted both climate policy and tax increases, are advocating for both.


Analysis of 187 documents concludes Exxon “misled the public” on climate change
But dig a little deeper and the story isn't terribly surprising. For ExxonMobil's part, the company has been fighting an image battle in recent years: it's facing significant lawsuits alleging that its scientists knew about climate change for decades and actively misled investors about it through advertisements and other public denials. Consequently, Exxon has made choices in recent years to reflect a more "eco-conscious" oil company, pledging to reduce methane emissions by 15 percent by 2020, for example.


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You have to be pretty obnoxious for a business to obtain a restraining order against you. Whole Foods has had it with militant vegans.

A Whole Foods store in Berkeley filed for a restraining order in an ongoing suit against an animal rights activist organization and its co-founder, according to court records.

According to the Guardian, protesters from Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) will no longer be able to step foot in one of Berkeley's Whole Foods stores. The activist group has protested outside of Telegraph Ave. Whole Foods — as well as other Bay Area supermarkets — over the last several years as a means to call action to the chain's suppliers' alleged animal welfare violations

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Watch out girls on Twitter. Carlos Danger Anthony Wiener to be released from the Gray Bar Hotel.

Convicted sexter Anthony Weiner is reportedly on track for early release from prison next May for “good conduct.”

The former New York Democratic congressman last November began serving 21 months for sexting an underage girl, and wasn’t due for release until August 2019.


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The world of science embarks on a new battle. Just what the hell is a snack?

Lately, the world of snacks has been a battleground.

Once seen as a friendly gesture at work, breakroom treats like birthday cake and banana bread are now considered uncouth, and some offices have taken to sugar-shaming sweet-toothed employees. Children at some schools have been banned from bringing snacks to protect students with allergies, to reduce sugar consumption, and to keep classrooms clean. Even freewheeling, Kind-bar loving start-ups are reconsidering whether free snacks should be a standard perk. Meanwhile, startups that deliver customized high-end snack boxes, such as Naturebox and Bokksu, have built a dedicated following of snackers.


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The true experts of socialism weigh in. Of course "our" experts disagree.

But some still defend socialism, saying that what happened there "isn't real socialism." Bernie Sanders says: "when I talk about Socialism I am not looking at Venezuela, I'm not looking at Cuba. I'm looking at countries like Denmark, like Sweden."

But Denmark's prime minister says that's a mistake: "Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy," he clarifies.


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Being a legal voter having one's vote canceled by an illegal voter. Now that is disenfranchisement.

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow a North Dakota law requiring voters to produce government ID with a current residential street address when casting ballots to take effect.

The decision, which came Tuesday and drew a brief dissent, will affect one November’s most critical Senate races.

A group of American Indians challenged the residential street address requirement, arguing that it imposes “impossible and severe burdens on the franchise for Native American voters,” as many live on reservations or otherwise lack ordinary street addresses. A federal judge agreed and prohibited the law.


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Bug or a feature? Your decision to make.

An error at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles caused more than a thousand people, including some who were not U.S. citizens, to be incorrectly registered to vote, state officials said Monday.

The DMV admitted that a “processing error” at agency field offices resulted in as many as 1,500 people being added to voter rolls between April 23 and Sept. 25.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Karma. And here is the proof.


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Oooops! That didn't work out too well.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



October 10, 1902, The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952. via thisdayinmusic.com

B. B. King has used many different Gibson models, including an ES-5 and an ES-175 early in his career; later he began using thinline hollow-body (ES-330) and semi-hollow (aka "semi-acoustic") models (ES-335 and ES-345.) King's Signature ES-355, nicknamed Lucille, has been his main guitar for many year via wikipedia.org


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October 10, 1946, Born on this day, John Prine, singer, songwriter, 1971 Vietnam War song 'Sam Stone' from the album 'John Prine.' via thisdayinmusic.com


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October 10, 1955, Born on this day, American rock vocalist, songwriter David Lee Roth who with Van Halen had the 1984 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Jump' and the solo, 1988 hit single 'Just Like Paradise'. Van Halen's 1978 debut album has sold more than twelve million copies. via thisdayinmusic.com

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What do you need to operate a day care center?
A. [ ] Books
B. [ ] Diaper
C. [ ] Apple juice
D. [ ] Guns, pot and cash
e. [x] All of the above
Genius Award Winner.


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Just an outstanding individual. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Army medic Luis Ocampo left his home in Charlotte, N.C to help with hurricane relief on the Carolina coast. Ocampo spent days in New Bern, a riverfront city ravaged by the storm.

With Ocampo gone, his girlfriend Kailey Finch and their infant son stayed with Ocampo's parents.

When Ocampo returned home, he found his house completely ransacked. The thieves trashed the house and stole electronics, jewelry, and cherished family possessions.


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