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July 15, 2020

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (7/15/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"[The bear was] just looking for food, and then I don't think he [was] planning on encountering me either … I think the message, if any, is just to stay aware, be cautious, you know, when you're coming into the wilderness,"Dave Chernosky


Quote II

“To make a real impact in the world, we need the whole industry to change. Just offering at Burger King is kind of like a drop in the ocean.”Fernando Machado, Burger King’s global chief marketing officer


Quote III

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant


Quote IV

“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.”L. Ron Hubbard


Quote V

"[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for white America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress," Asheville, NC Councilwoman Shaneika Smith


Quote VI

"There are a bunch of idiots who weren’t even born when I was in show business, who want to try to explain to me what’s funny, what I can say, what’s problematic, what I should say, what I need to apologize for. Why would I listen to those idiots?"Adam Carolla


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Here's hoping that Burger King goes broke after going woke..........


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There are some young Morons out there. Amirite?

Teenagers are using face masks to dress up as old people and buy alcohol

The cheeky - and illegal - trend is sweeping TikTok with gleeful teens getting away with bags of booze without being challenged to provide ID as the face covering hides their youthful looks

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Do you have a big heart and a bigger wallet? Airbnb might be the expenditure for you.

After the COVID-19 pandemic obliterated Airbnb revenues across the globe, the short-term-rental platform has begun asking guests to chip in by sending "kindness cards" that include cash donations to their former hosts — who have seen billions of dollars in revenue vanish in recent months as travel has ground to a halt because of the pandemic.

The new tool appears to be another effort to assuage hosts' financial concerns, this time by soliciting contributions from former guests. An Airbnb spokesperson told Business Insider that 100% of the proceeds from the kindness cards would go to the hosts.

"In the spirit of rekindling connections, we developed a new feature that allows guests to send virtual cards with messages of support and encouragement to hosts who provided excellent hospitality. If they wish, guests have the option to add a voluntary financial contribution," the spokesperson said.


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Wow. Time flies. Remembering Original AC/DC Singer Bon Scott 40 Years After His Death

Talk to non-fans of AC/DC and you might hear that they’ve gotten away with playing essentially the same song for 40-plus years. Talk to fans like Pete Stone, who organized a convoy of bands covering AC/DC along Perth’s Canning Highway this past February, and you’ll hear a deep appreciation for their consistency: “AC/DC’s reach is actually phenomenal,” Stone told The Guardian. “They discovered this formula early on and they just stayed true to it. I think there’s something about that that resonates with people, it’s like a constant known in your life.” No matter what’s happening in the world, AC/DC will always sound the same.

That’s quite an accomplishment for a band that suffered one of the greatest losses a rock and roll band can early in their career—the death of iconic singer and songwriter Bon Scott, who passed away after a night of heavy drinking and possible heroin use in 1980. The band had just released their massive Highway to Hell and were at work on their seventh album, the chart-breaking Back in Black. The two albums mark the dividing line between the band’s two “eras”—the Bon Scott years, only five in total, and the 36 years of recording and touring with Scott’s replacement, English singer Brian Johnson.



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Oh my a day that ends in Y. A new outrage for the left.

Ivanka Trump helps Goya ‘buy-cott’ with message in Spanish; AOC and the left are up in arms

First daughter Ivanka Trump has entered the Goya Foods tug of war, with the senior adviser to President Donald Trump featuring the company’s slogan in a tweet.

“If it’s Goya, it has to be good,” the president’s daughter tweeted, along with a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya black beans in a Vanna White-like pose.

And to be sure the message reached as far as it could, Ivanka repeated the slogan in Spanish: “Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”


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Daniel Synder, owner of a lousy NFL team and a man with no balls...............
Possibly NSFW - Language


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I'm not a math expert. I'm no mega business owner. And I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But I know a little bit about math. How not to run a business. In fact, the company's annual marketing budget was more than double its annual sales revenue.

The self-titled "King of Instagram", Dan Bilzerian, now also appears to be the "King of Lighting Cash On Fire".

That's because Bilzerian's new pot company, Ignite International, looks like it's about to go up in smoke. The company torched $50 million in cash last year after raising $19.9 million in convertible debt and $23.7 million from a short term promissory note.

If the company winds up surviving, it may have to enter a toxic financing spiral that could decimate the company's shareholders further than they already have been.


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Minnehopelis, is flush with cash.

MINNEAPOLIS — The taxpayers of Minneapolis will pay a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city about $4,500 a day and ended on June 29, according to KMSP.

The private security detail was not known publicly, until the KMSP Investigators reported the details on June 26. At that point, the city said the cost was $63,000.

However, city officials acknowledged the cost of the security details came to $152,400, which represents the total paid to two private security companies: Aegis and Belcom. The firms were reportedly hired because police officials were overwhelmed following Floyd’s custodial death with the demonstrations and riots that ensued for weeks after.

I guess they get what they deserve..........

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Son-Of-A-Bitch!! I didn't even have a chance to get a Kanye For Prez bumper sticker.

Less than two weeks after announcing his 2020 bid for office on July 4, Kanye West has reportedly ended his run for president. According to a Tuesday report from New York magazine, the billionaire rapper told election strategist Steve Kramer he has abandoned the campaign.

“He’s out,” Kramer told New York after reps for the rapper reportedly went dark last week.

Asked for an explanation for West’s swift exit from his short-lived, late-entry run, Kramer responded: “I’ll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled.”

Prior to West’s rumored exit from the race, the rapper was reportedly making headway, getting his name on ballots in various states and even reportedly polling at two percent in a recent presidential poll.

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The ONT Is Always Looking Out For You TM


Our local Wally World has the mask requirement going on. I wonder what would happen going in like this. Oh, I know it's Wally World. It would be considered sane.


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The ONT can not be accused of not having cute, at least once in a blue moon.


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LOLGF, my Humanitarian meter is broke. You reap what you sow.

Police violence is gun violence, or so says Shannon Watts and other gun control activists, but in Portland, Oregon, the dismantling of the police department’s Gun Violence Reduction Team has coincided with a spike in shootings across the city. KPTV in Portland is reporting that the number of shootings in July of this year is almost 400% higher than July of 2019, and the Portland Police Chief Chuck Lowell is hinting that that the elimination of the police unit may be contributing to the spike in crime.

Last week, police say five people were killed in a span of 24 hours, including 18-year-old Shai-India Harris, who was shot near Southeast 84th and Flavel. Family members said the shooting occurred after Harris had an argument with her boyfriend.

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Our country isn't perfect. But at least it's not a 3rd rate Socialist banana republic. Yet.

Under a ‘regular’ schedule, running water should return to this area of Caracas sometime during Wednesday. As things have gotten worse, it can either be Thursday, Friday, or even at a later day.

As soon as it starts to return here the word is rapidly spread through the community’s chat groups, the same is done when it gets cut so buildings can get ready and brace for the inevitable.

These announcements are followed by a tense moment of intense anticipation, as we wait for the water to reach our building

And then eventually…

That’s the sound of bliss.

When we begin to celebrate the return of something that shouldn’t have been gone in the first place—that’s when you realize how much they’ve broken us. There we are, with our metaphorical legs broken, celebrating that they’re letting us borrow a pair of broken clutches for a few hours/days.


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We have all forgotten where we laid the keys. Somehow we haven't forgotten the crack pipe up our ass. The Genius Award Winner.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A woman told St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies she forgot about a drug pipe that an X-ray apparently determined was in her anus, an affidavit states.

The case of the 34-year-old lady with an apparent crack pipe sequestered in her hindquarters happened June 12 after 3 a.m.

Investigators went to Orange Avenue and Rock Road west of Fort Pierce near the St. Lucie County Jail after a report of a possible impaired driver.


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Sad and happy all rolled into one story. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Washington Township officers were called for a k9 in distress. Akela, a boxer/mastiff mix had gotten loose and found herself stuck in mucky water in a local pond.

Officer John Kuligowski found a nearby kayak and paddled out to Akela.

Akela was in high spirits after her ordeal and even posed for a few quick pictures before being turned over to Animal Control Solutions.

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