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July 28, 2019

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (7/28/19)

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Spot the Brookie

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"Rich people love to give away money for charitable causes to convince you that they’re not so bad after all. Don’t be fooled: we need to dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains, too.” Nick French


Quote II

“The climate math is brutally clear: While the world can’t be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020,” Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and now director emeritus of the Potsdam Climate Institute.


Quote III

“What was sold to me was very different than it actually was. It was kind of a great scam of getting people to show up and work in the capacity of volunteer, but to function as a paid intern in the amount of work they’re doing,” Jonathan Nendze


Quote IV

“When it comes to Israel, you know, as a Christian, my Savior Jesus Christ, he's a Jew, okay? So how am I going to turn my back, and say I won't support Israel?” Mariano Rivera

Quote V

“Cumming[‘s] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” Trump said, then called for an investigation into why Baltimore received so much federal funding. President Trump

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According to the Left, we are currently fighting "our World War II.

Never mind the facts that it isn't the United States that they need to control. It is the emerging world.

This latest decade energy and emissions data clearly demonstrates that the developing nations completely dominate global energy and emissions. This includes both present levels as well as future growth. These results also show that the developed nations play a minority role in these measures both presently and in the future.

The results for the last decade show that global energy use grew by 18.5% during the last decade with 98.5% of that energy growth accounted for by the developing nations.

The developing nations represented about 51% of global energy use in 2008 and ended the decade accounting for over 59% of global energy use.


Basically we can use horses and candles and we aren't going to put a dent into the world wide emissions.


Automakers side with California concerning mileage standards. Secretive negotiations between California regulators and four major automakers resulted in a recent agreement to make cars that meet much stricter fuel-efficiency standards than the Trump administration plans to impose, the Washington Post reports


I am curious what the automakers got in return.


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Just another reason to avoid people and water parks.

(CNN)A brain-eating amoeba has killed a North Carolina man who was swimming at a water park.

The victim, Eddy Gray got sick and died after swimming at the Fantasy Lake Water Park on July 12, according to CNN affiliate WTVD.
His family has asked "for privacy and respect during this difficult time," his wife's attorney, Justin Plummer, told the station.
Naegleria fowleri, known as the brain-eating amoeba caused ray's death, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release.


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This is probably OK with the Salon Hot 25 and Charlie 3-Wives Sykes. Mark Dice is finding old videos demonetized on You Tube.


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Oh Puerto Rico. Can't. Make. This. Shit. Up.


The hundreds of thousands of protesters who rallied across Puerto Rico (and in Puerto Rican communities across the US) will love this: On her first day as the commonwealth's governor-in-waiting, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez has become the target of an investigation by the Office of Government Ethics, which announced a "review" of her conduct as the island's top law-enforcement official.

Many of the Puerto Ricans who rallied against Ricardo Rossello, the island's deeply unpopular governor, who resigned in disgrace earlier this week, would welcome this investigation. Vasquez has a reputation for being a corrupt official who will carry on Rossello's policies, and marches had been planned to demand that she also resign, and that the island allow the people to select a new leader.


Cut them lose.


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The Fight for $15 and the defeat of inflation.

For most of the decade, support for a $15 national minimum wage has grown among Democrats. Once seen as a fringe idea when it was introduced in 2012, at least 19 Democrats running for president in 2020 support the increase. Last week, the U.S. House passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to that hourly rate by 2025, which could boost the incomes of 17 to 27 million workers, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But by then, inflation could make an increase to $15 seem like too little, too late.

Over the course of the U.S.’s 81-year history of a federal minimum wage, Congress has never introduced an automatic adjustment technique to let the minimum wage rise or fall in line with price changes. Instead, a series of irregular updates has instantly boosted the wage’s purchasing power after varying periods of inflationary decline. The current $7.25 national minimum wage, for instance, is now worth 16% less than when it was enacted in July 2009.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day: 28 Jul 1943
American guitarist Mike Bloomfield who was a member of the Paul Butterfield band and Electric Flag. He played on Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited. Bloomfield's Telecaster guitar licks were featured on Dylan's ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, and he appeared onstage with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, where Dylan used Bloomfield and the Butterfield Band which marked Dylan's first use of an electric band in a live performance. Bloomfield was found dead in his car in San Francisco from an accidental heroin overdose on 15 February 1981 aged 37. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Fisticuffs and spittle. Genius Award Winner.

JULY 25--Angered with the way her boyfriend “cut the meat and potatoes for their dinner,” a Florida Woman punched her beau in the face and then spit at him, according to a police report detailing the alleged domestic battery.

Kimberly Jean Carroll, 55, was arrested last night following a confrontation in the Ellenton residence she shares with the victim. Cops described Carroll as the man’s “live in girlfriend of five years.”

When sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home, the victim reported that Carroll was “arguing with him about how he cut the meat and potatoes for their dinner.” The verbal dispute turned physical, cops charge, when Carroll “struck the victim in the face with a closed fist one time.

Carving the turkey must be a hoot.

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Not all teenagers are assholes. Some are Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A high school football in Idaho team helped celebrate a 9-year-old boy's birthday after finding out only one person was planning on attending the party.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 7-28-2019

Top 10 commenters:
1 [493 comments] 'Insomniac' [69.20 posts/day]
2 [480 comments] 'garrett'
3 [413 comments] 'ace'
4 [387 comments] 'Blonde Morticia'
5 [363 comments] 'Tom Servo'
6 [359 comments] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
7 [358 comments] 'Yudhishthira's Dice'
8 [356 comments] 'Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo'
9 [344 comments] 'Lurking Lurker'
10 [327 comments] 'Mr. Peebles'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [101 names] 'Miklos, disaggregating linguistic signifiers' [14.18 unique names/day]
2 [50 names] 'Little Omar'
3 [43 names] 'ace'
4 [33 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
5 [31 names] 'boulder t'hobo'
6 [29 names] 'Axeman'
7 [26 names] 'Count de Monet'
8 [25 names] 'Surfperch'
9 [24 names] 'joncelli, because somebody had to'
10 [24 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'

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