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June 29, 2020

Monday Overnight Open Thread (6/29/20) Skimpy Edition

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.Benjamin Disraeli


Quote II

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance. Roy Hattersley


Quote III

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill


Quote IV


“This is not Seattle. We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater


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To the SJW's, Special Snowflakes, BLM, and other reactionaries. Yours truly wants to help you out............

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The feral thuggery and criminal behavior since the death of George Floyd should have been nipped in the bud. It should have been stopped suddenly, swiftly with deadly force if necessary. Instead the dregs of society have caused millions of dollars worth of damage. And on top of that, the criminal destructive behavior is just as contagious as the Kung flu. Communities which seem law abiding are being infected.

NBC Montana reports a Columbia Falls man is behind bars after police say he took down the Ten Commandments monument in Kalispell with a chain and a pickup truck.

The Kalispell Police Department said calls came in on Saturday that a male was on the Flathead County Courthouse grounds, and appeared to be wrapping a chain around the Ten Commandments monument.

Officials say those callers saw the man attach the chain to a pickup truck, and then pull the monument into the street.

Police say the man reportedly removed the chain, then got into the truck and left the scene.


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There has to be mornings that President Trump looks in the mirror and says, "What the fuck was I thinking when I decided to run for president."

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force and one of the most respected figures in Iran, was killed in a US drone strike in January during a goodwill visit to Iraq.

Authorities in Iran have approved a measure to ask Interpol to put US President Donald Trump on its international Red Notice of wanted persons over the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Iranian media including Mehr News and the Fars News Agency have reported, citing judicial officials.


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Interesting. Or not. Mapped: The Most Profitable Companies on the Fortune 500 for Every State

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The Special Snowflakes have evolved. Because.

Oregon State University President Edward Ray said in a statement that Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have decided that “the term 'Civil War' will no longer be used to promote any athletic competition between the universities.”

The rivalry must be renamed because “it represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.” Even though it is not meant to allude “to the actual Civil War,” the universities should not “provide any misconstrued reference to this divisive episode in American history.”

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While community members have demanded in the past that the rivalry no longer be called the “Civil War,” the universities are now taking action “in recognition that Black Lives Matter.”

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If CBD doesn't bring you new and modern art. I will.

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He's a Democrat and ran for the 2020 nomination. He's goofy in an interesting way.

Your Personal Data Is Worth Money. Andrew Yang Wants to Get You Paid

Contact tracing has been a somewhat controversial tool for fighting coronavirus in the US. American consumers wanted privacy to be preserved, so Apple and Google set about devising an API that could help track potential Covid-19 outbreaks while keeping users’ identities anonymous. But what many of us seemed to forget during conversations about contact tracing is that we’re already living under a digital microscope, with multiple companies following and recording our every move.

Indeed, just going about our daily routines can generate hundreds of data points, from where we went to how much time we spent there to what we bought, ate, or drank. Essentially, we’re freely giving away all kinds of data to companies that analyze, package, sell, and profit from it—not just every day, but every hour.

Former Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang wants to change this, and he’s rolling out a framework to do so. Yang is most well-known for his support of a universal basic income of $1,000 a month for every American. UBI would be a central tenet of building what he calls a human-centered economy, which entails a form of capitalism that measures economic success by peoples’ well-being rather than by corporate profits or GDP.


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I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is you can purchase Karen masks at Walmart made in China which should come in handy for the next strain of Kung Flu.

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.

It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.

While it is not an immediate problem, they say, it has "all the hallmarks" of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring.

As it's new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus.


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As fellow Moron Hrothgar would say, "Competence and "tenured" unfireable unaccountable unelected Civil Service employees do not mix".

Wyatt Earp, the gunslinger who helped tame the American West, once said, "fast is fine but accuracy is final." The same thing could be said about testing for COVID-19. Back in March, the Food and Drug Administration took the unprecedented step of allowing COVID antibody tests to flood the market without review. The tests were billed as a critical tool to assess where the virus had spread and who might have immunity. But in the government's rush to get more people tested quickly, it may have missed the mark. Over the course of a three-month investigation, 60 Minutes has learned that federal officials knew many of the antibody tests were seriously flawed but continued to allow them to be sold anyway. Now, as Coronavirus surges in parts of the country, that government failure is complicating efforts to know the reach of the Coronavirus.

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The ONT Musical Interlude


First of all, a long distance dedication to Mrs. Mis. Hum. ;)


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Talk about an Ooooops!!!!


On this day: 29 Jun 1988
Brenda Richie, the wife of Lionel Richie was arrested in Beverly Hills, California after allegedly hitting the singer and a young woman after she found them in bed together. She was released on $5,000 bail and charges against her were eventually dropped. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day: 29 Jun 1979
American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lowell George died of a heart attack. The Little Feat front man was found dead at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. George joined Zappa's Mothers of Invention as rhythm guitarist in 1968, played guitar on John Cale's 1973 album Paris 1919, Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album and Jackson Browne's The Pretender. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Schadenboner is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

“Woke” brand Nike suffered a stunning $790 million loss last quarter and has confirmed they are laying off staffers, Business Insider reported Friday.

Part of the massive loss is due to the effects of the coronavirus response, the report said; however, Nike CEO John Donahoe said that “layoffs were not related to the pandemic.”


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I wonder if this guy is related to the one who decided to ruin a bird feeder station and feeder yesterday morning at my house. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day. H/T Bitter Clinger


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