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Rescuers' Cafe | Main | Daily Tech News 30 August 2022
August 29, 2022

Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/29/22)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I "While it is commendable of school administration to educate students relative to possible responses to racial attacks at school, it is reprehensible of them to include a tip that specifically states not to contact police while simultaneously telling students they should put themselves front and center of the exchange," Statement from the Denver Police Foundation


Quote II

“All I can think of is someone must’ve dropped Lindsey Graham on his head this weekend because there is no way this is acceptable discussion for any U.S. senator." Republican strategist Susan Del Percio


Quote III

“The economic and energy disruption and damage to Canada and the U.S. from a Line 5 shutdown would be widespread and significant. This would impact energy prices, such as propane for heating homes and the price of gas at the pump,” Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly


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As I grow older and continue with my journey of misanthropy very little amazes me. This feat has amazed me.

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Chinese puzzle enthusiast broke a Guinness World Record by solving three Rubik's cubes in 3 minutes and 29.29 seconds while juggling the puzzles.
Guinness World Records announced Li Zhihao broke the record for fastest time to solve three rotating puzzle cubes while juggling during an attempt in Xiamen, Fujian.


I wish I had that much free time on my hands to fiddle fvck around like Li Zhihao. But, good on him.

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I'm just spitballin' here is all. But, I think the State of New York has bigger problems than whip cream in a can.

It sounds like a story from The Onion or the Babylon Bee, but truth is officially stranger than fiction in New York State. Unless a federal judge intervenes, the state’s latest round of infringements on the right to keep and bear arms will take effect this Thursday, but the sweeping new “gun-free zones” and licensing requirements for concealed carry holders aren’t the only public safety misstep that lawmakers have adopted in recent months. Last year the state legislator imposed a ban on the sale of whipped cream chargers to anyone under the age of 21; a little-noticed restriction at the time but one that’s now starting to be enforced more frequently around the state.


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Oh yes, I have read the fine details. But I still don't understand how MushHead has a magic wand to forgive student loans. Poor suffering borrowers may have to pay tax on their forgiven debt.

The Biden administration has confirmed that the student loan forgiveness won’t be a taxable event at the federal level for borrowers. But at the state level, things get a bit more complicated.

President Biden announced last week a sweeping, wide-scale student loan forgiveness initiative. The plan, which came after a year of debate about whether Biden should enact broad student loan cancellation, will wipe out $10,000 in federal student loan debt (and up to $20,000 for borrowers who received Pell Grants). The Education Department estimates that up to 20 million borrowers may have their federal student loan balances completely eliminated.

If a company, whether it is a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, etc. wishes to forgive a debt, that's on them. However, Mushhead has no moral basis or business to forgive someone's college debt.

And by the way, If we can afford to forgive Sally's Binary Women's Study & Basket Weaving major why can't we afford to send out the Kung Flu test kits? (Sorry if the dripping sarcasm left a mark.)

U.S. To Stop Sending Free At-Home COVID Tests Due To Lack Of Funding

Close Up Of Woman At Home Reading Instructions On Supply Of Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Testing Kits

The federal government is ending a program that provided free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests due to a lack of funds. A message on Covidtests.gov tells visitors that ordering free tests will end on Friday (September 2) because Congress has not allocated additional money to purchase more testing kits.

It is unclear how many at-home kits at left in the national stockpile.

Oh yeah, Congress didn't appropriate the money, just as Congress didn't forgive the student loan debt.


And while we are at it. The failure to plan on your part should not constitute a burden on taxpayers.

91-Year-Old Elite Law School Grad Took Out $29,000 In Student Loans, Owes $329,309 - Her balance has grown exponentially.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Joe Biden recently announced a plan to forgive $10-20,000 in student loans. Yes, Republicans have their hypocritical panties twisted over it — that’s to be expected — but though the forgiven amounts are smaller than some hoped, it’s the first time a president has actually tried to do something about the crisis of student debt.

Now, for 45 percent of borrowers, this will completely eliminate their student debt. And that’s great for them — no hate. But a story from the New Yorker provides ample evidence that for a lot of borrowers — particularly those with advanced degrees like a J.D. — that amount is a drop in the bucket.

And if you don't read the entire article, she voted for Biden. ***SNORT***


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Can we pause on the EV battery craze? What is the plan to power all of these damn EVs?

Honda and LG Chem will build a $4.4 billion electric vehicle battery factory in the US, the latest move to shore up the country’s domestic production to comply with new tax credit rules.

Honda and LG Chem will form a joint venture to produce batteries in the US for the automaker’s upcoming lineup of EVs. The two companies aim to begin construction in early 2023 to enable the start of mass production of lithium-ion battery cells by the end of 2025. Honda and its subsidiary Acura have plans to release 30 hybrid, battery-electric, and fuel-cell vehicles by 2030.

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Is this proof if you are full of Bull Shit, you end up being hospitalized?

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke has canceled all further campaign events, for the time being, after being hospitalized.

O’Rourke announced his hospitalization on Twitter on Sunday. He claimed that, after “feeling ill,” he was taken to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday where he was “diagnosed with a bacterial infection.”

O’Rourke also confirmed that he was placed on an intravenous antibiotics dispenser. The procedure, where antibiotics are injected directly into the bloodstream, is used for serious infections when oral antibiotics cannot reach tissues quickly enough.


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Unemployed white Scandis gun down NFL player or something like that by the Washington Post.

NFL player shot multiple times in daylight carjacking attempt in DC; Wa-Po scrubs full suspect descriptions

Rookie running back Brian Robinson of the Washington Commanders was shot multiple times in an attempted carjacking in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson, Jr. was the victim of an attempted robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C,” the team wrote in an official statement. “He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where Team officials are on-site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian’s privacy at this time.”

I do hope that the young Brian Robinson,Jr. makes a full recovery.


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We should laugh at Germans as they elected him to govern. However, his shtick is gaining momentum. German Green Party Minister Calls For Tax on Meat

Even as the people of Germany struggle with a serious cost of living crisis, they are being told by a Green Party minister that there should be a new tax on meat.

Yes, really.

With Germans already facing soaring food inflation and energy bills as a result of gas shortages caused by the war in Ukraine, the last thing they need is another tax to pay.

But that doesn’t seemingly concern Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir (Greens), who complained that people were eating the wrong food.

“We should eat less meat overall and make sure it comes from animals that are kept in a species-appropriate manner,” said Özdemir, adding that the country should be “adapting meat consumption to planetary boundaries and for the sake of our health.”

“It is healthier, good for the climate, and helps the global food situation because areas get freed up that we previously needed for cultivating animal feed,” the minister asserted.

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Somewhere along the line we let George W. Bush and Dick Cheney down.

Hundreds of Shiite protesters stormed Iraq’s presidential palace, and U.S. Embassy employees were evacuated from a roof in Baghdad Monday, amid ongoing demonstrations throughout the country.

A city-wide curfew for civilians and vehicles was announced on Monday to quell rising tensions.

The uprising came after Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shiite cleric, announced that he was his resigning from politics.

Protesters breached the presidential palace in Baghdad, chanting anti-Iran slogans such as “Iraq’s Federal Court in Hands of Iran’s IRGC,” according to a video released on Monday.

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As a former smoker I would rather have a cigarette with my morning coffee than a joint. That being said, there are more marijuana smokers than tobacco smokers now in the USA.

For the first time ever, more Americans said they smoke marijuana (16%) than tobacco cigarettes (11%) in a Gallup survey conducted July 5-26. The milestone is the result of decades of anti-tobacco campaigning in the US and a string of successful state-by-state marijuana legalization efforts. It’s the latest sign that a budding cannabis sector is displacing the waning power of the once-mighty tobacco industry.


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Spaghetti Emporium



On this day: August 29, 1976 - Jimmy Reed
Jimmy Reed died in San Francisco following an epileptic seizure just before his 51st birthday. Reed was a major influence on The Rolling Stones and Reed had the 1957 hit ‘Honest I Do’ in 1957 and ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’ in 1960. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: August 29, 1958 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson singer, songwriter, Jackson 5, The Jacksons, and solo. Jackson is recognised as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. The music videos for 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', and 'Thriller' are credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. His 1982 album Thriller, is the best-selling studio album of all time. Jackson died on 25th June 2009 at the age of 50, after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day is made with a dose of Genius Award Winning.

The authorities in Ghana are investigating after a man was mauled to death by a lion after he climbed into a zoo enclosure in the capital, Accra.

The man, described as middle-aged, died from his injuries after Sunday's attack, officials say.

Wildlife authorities suspect he may have planned to steal two rare white lion cubs which have become a big draw since their birth last November.

The victim's body was retrieved from the zoo and taken to a local morgue.


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There are several reasons why one calls a professional to take down a large tree. This is one of those. Genius Award Winner. Video


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If you stand up for your rights, it definitely is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

ATF Agents Attempt ‘Solvent Trap’ Confiscation, Man Tells Them To Get a Warrant [VIDEO]


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