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June 16, 2019

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (6/16/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Socialism is really the ultimate form of greed. Oh, the big bad capitalists are always being accused of being greedy. Coming up with a world-changing idea – like Amazon or Spanx – and getting incredibly rich, paying the salaries of thousands of people is “greedy” in LeftWorld. TAKING stuff from the ones who earned it is “fair.” You betcha. Powerline Blogger Ammo Grrrll


Quote II

"Overcrowding is nothing new. This is not the reason people are dying. It's pressure on young climbers by some companies describing Everest as easy. Everest is never easy." Kami Rita Sherpa


Quote III

“The phrase ‘climate change,’ for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity,” Katharine Viner


Quote IV

“The Chairman’s request that Treasury turn over the President’s tax returns, for the apparent purpose of making them public, amounted to an unprecedented use of the Committee’s authority and raised a serious risk of abuse,” Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, Steven A. Engel


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A father sticking up for his disabled daughter. The battle over plastic straws.

Newsweek noted that Santa Barbara’s law “does include exemptions in consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” which is the first thing many Twitchy readers noted when we first started writing about straw bans — what about kids, the elderly, and the disabled?

Here’s a thread we saw earlier this week but held off on covering because “moe” said all the attention was giving her anxiety and she had to mute her notifications … she never expected her story to blow up on Twitter, but she appreciates all the well wishes.

We want moe’s story told, though — it shows an ugly side to the plastic straw ban that everyone (except the politicians passing them) knew was coming.


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Pandering and bribing Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), what won't she give away to win?

Sanders, together with Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), have joined in on legislation to forgive college loan debt of up to $50,000 for each student.

If it passes, it would help nearly 42 million people.

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.......And then they came for Crowder. The Rageaholic speaks his mind NSFW-Language


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Global warming, polar ice caps melting, sea levels rising, baseballs traveling further. MLB broadcaster attributes the increase of home runs to global warming.


Pretty soon the pet ate my homework excuse will no longer be valid.


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Eight psychological tricks that restaurants use.

A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or consultant to ensure it's on-brand, easy to read, and most importantly, profitable. Here are a few ways restaurants use their menus to influence what you’re having for dinner.

1. THEY LIMIT YOUR OPTIONS.
The best menus account for the psychological theory known as the “paradox of choice,” which says that the more options we have, the more anxiety we feel. The golden number? Seven options per food category, tops (seven appetizers, seven entrees, etc.). “When we include over seven items, a guest will be overwhelmed and confused, and when they get confused they’ll typically default to an item they’ve had before,” says menu engineer Gregg Rapp. No shame in sticking with what you know, but a well-designed menu might entice you to try something a bit different (and a bit more expensive).


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Ambient privcacy, what is it?

This requires us to talk about a different kind of privacy, one that we haven’t needed to give a name to before. For the purposes of this essay, I’ll call it ‘ambient privacy’—the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition.


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The ONT Musical Interlude - Father's Day Edition


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H/T Bitter Clinger


Hope all of you fathers had a wonderful day.


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Chivalry and Genius Award Winner.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla (WFLA). - A Florida man has been arrested and charged after the Palm Bay Police Department said he stole pool floats for sex "instead of raping woman."

The Brevard Times reports Christopher Monnin,35, was stopped on Thursday around 1:30 a.m. by Palm Bay Police for acting suspiciously.

Police say Monnin had with him a white garbage bag full of what he identified to police as deflated pool floats.


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Exercise and helping those that need some help. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

While most students across the country earn PE credits with extracurricular activities like athletics and marching band, the Alternative Learning Center in Dubuque, Iowa, is giving students the option to do yard work for people unable to do the physical labor on their own.

"Could be raking leaves, pulling weeds, cutting grass, cleaning gutters, just depends on what they need," teacher Tim Hitzler told KWWL.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 6-16-2019

Top 10 commenters:
1 [492 comments] 'Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo' [69.06 posts/day]
2 [452 comments] 'raimondo on tap'
3 [336 comments] 'Christopher R Taylor'
4 [335 comments] 'Can't resist temptation '
5 [331 comments] 'Insomniac'
6 [330 comments] 'ace'
7 [310 comments] 'rhennigantx'
8 [306 comments] 'Tom Servo'
9 [304 comments] 'Grump928(C)'
10 [301 comments] 'Bandersnatch'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [443 names] 'raimondo on tap' [62.18 unique names/day]
2 [45 names] 'Axeman'
3 [33 names] 'Sniffin' Uncle Joe Biden'
4 [32 names] 'My Pimp Shot My Dealer'
5 [30 names] 'ace'
6 [30 names] 'The ARC of History!'
7 [25 names] 'Ha'
8 [24 names] 'Mr. Peebles'
9 [24 names] 'joncelli, because somebody had to'
10 [23 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'

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