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Supermoon Cafe | Main | Daily Tech News 31 August 2022
August 30, 2022

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/30/22)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"I feel surprised. I feel special. So thank you to my students. They are like my kids as well," Julio Castro


Quote II

‘She went through the bathroom floor to the basement. She fell into the basement! I heard the trucks come to help.’ Raysa Mota


Quote III

I literally prayed, ‘please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’ And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.’” Rob Schneider


Quote IV

"I couldn't believe he had the audacity to come up to me and comment on how I looked in front of my kids." Keith Gordon


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I guess at the age of 29 you are never too old to learn something new. Interesting? That's up to you.

Competitive table setters do it for the honor and the glory

Oregon Live reports on the Oregon State Fair table setting competition. There are only 20 slots available each year, and it fills quickly. There can be only one champion. There are rules, there are "classes," and the make of the china and silverware are all notable.

It is like sports but for tables.

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When you're the only game in town, you have an attitude. Why Is the PGA Afraid of Good, Old-Fashioned Competition?

Several weeks ago, I turned on NBC’s Golf Channel to find PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan threatening professional golfers who would dare participate in the upstart LIV Golf Tour. Conceived by golfing icon Greg Norman and financed by the Saudi Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, LIV Golf made global headlines this summer when it hosted a major tournament at Donald Trump’s National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Monahan accused PGA Tour players who joined LIV Golf of accepting “blood money” and engaging in “sports washing,” among other vicious attacks on their morals and character. Monahan believes the new tour is an existential threat to the PGA Tour and affiliated tours, such as the DP World Tour.


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The quest to build a better public bathroom.

A Maryland-based startup called Throne Labs thinks it has the answer to the lack of public and clean bathrooms in cities like Washington, DC. That answer? App-based public restrooms that only let you in with a QR code — and which track if you've left a mess behind.

The company says it's solving a real issue that's been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic: too few public bathrooms, which tend to affect those without housing, young children, or those with disabilities the most, as The Washingtonian reports


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Well of course they did. Duh! DOJ Admits It Has Some Privileged Information Belonging To Trump

The Department of Justice has admitted that former President Donald Trump was correct in one of the things he said about their search of his Mar-a-Lago residence.

It has admitted that some of the documents they took from the former president’s home rightfully belong to him.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who is considering appointing a special master to review the documents taken from Trump’s private residence, ordered the Department of Justice to file “a more detailed Receipt for Property specifying all property seized” under seal and said that she wanted to know “the status of Defendant’s review of the seized property, including any filter review conducted by the privilege review team and any dissemination of materials beyond the privilege review team,” NBC News reported.


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I am not a political consultant nor do I play one on TV. That being said, we had friends over a couple of weeks ago. While the women went off and did what women do my friend "Paul" and I discussed Wisconsin and national politics.

We both concluded if President Trump wants to run in 2024 he should put 2020 behind him. I guess Orange Man Bad disagrees with us.

On Monday, former President Donald Trump called for a redo of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump demanded the new election following Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s admission that Facebook limited distribution of the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run-up to the 2020 election based on warnings from the FBI.

My advice as hard as it is, drop the 2020. Assemble a coalition of attorneys and others to prevent the poll shenanigans which we witnessed. And put together a campaign of ideas unlike the current Grifters (McConnell, Coryn, McCarthy et. al)


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More intrusion into the lives of people who practice the Second Amendment. Talk about flawed reasoning: "Liberal pension leaders petition credit card companies to track firearm purchases"

Pension officials in New York City and California have petitioned Visa, Mastercard and American Express to use their technology to track gun purchases, letters obtained by Reuters revealed.

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander petitioned Mastercard and American Express to add a “merchant category code,” a four-digit code attached to transactions that identifies what sort of transaction they are, specifically for gun purchases, Reuters reported. Lander was joined by a California State Teachers’ Retirement System portfolio manager in making a similar request to Visa, according to Reuters.

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Three hots and a cot. Should prisoners be charged financially for their time incarcerated? No one has a free ride in this world.

Former inmates who have paid their debt to society say they are still paying for their freedom — and that it is leading them into financial ruin.

All but two states in the United States have so-called "pay-to-stay" policies that make prisoners pay for their time behind bars. Some of the costly measures include expensive fees for medical costs. Supporters say the collections are a good way for states to recoup millions of dollars taxpayers spend on prisons and jails, while critics argue it's an unfair practice that hinders rehabilitation by putting former inmates in debt for life.


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Elon Musk told Twitter he now has fresh reasons to walk away from the $44 billion deal after whistleblower complaint

Elon Musk is in a legal fight with Twitter over whether he can abandon his deal to buy it for $44 billion.

Originally Musk said this was because there are more bots on the platform than Twitter disclosed.

A Twitter whistleblower complaint became public last week, and Musk says it gives him more reason to walk away.


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I understand the dream of a better life. And the drive for that life is forceful. It's sad that the dream ends in death. The blood of these people rest upon the MushHead regime.

An infant and a toddler were reportedly found abandoned by smugglers at the US-Mexico border.

The two children were discovered in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, according to US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin.

The children were four-months-old and 18-months-old, according to Modlin.

CBP was tipped off to the location of the children after another migrant arrested near the Lukeville, Arizona port of entry informed them.

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She's pissed off, and rightly so. But nothing will happen. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Don't hold your breath.

Nikki Haley Opens Can Of Whoop@ss After NY AG Leaks Her Donor Deets

Her nonprofit policy advocacy group, Stand For America, Inc. became the center of a news story when left-aligned news media got their hands on confidential donor lists. When she was shown a copy of the document, it had a stamp showing its origin.

The leak can be traced back to the office of NY Attorney General Letitia James. This is not information that can be lawfully disseminated and Haley is demanding that this action carry consequences.

Even before she took office, James made it clear she would use her office to target and harass Republicans. She actually ran on a promise of harassing Donald Trump… and she has kept that promise.


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Rye Bread Emporium


There wasn't much interesting in today's This Day In Music. So the Musical Interlude is just winging it tonight.


The last surviving member of The Monkees is suing the FBI for full access to the agency’s file on the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band.

George Michael Dolenz, Jr., better known by his stage name, Micky Dolenz, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday.

The litigation comes over a decade after the FBI’s partial file on the band was released and posted on the agency’s website in 2011.

“The television show “‘The Monkees’ is,” the popular group’s file reads before a section of redacted text in the document dated July 26, 1967.

The Los Angeles-based rock band’s file appears to be contained in a broader case file regarding the “Radio-TV Industry” in “the Hollywood area” based on an informant’s impressions. The information on The Monkees is specifically slotted under the title: “Additional Activities Denouncing the U.S. Policy in the War in Vietnam.”

“This series, which has been quite successful, features four young men who dress as ‘beatnik types’ and is geared primarily to the teenage market,” the file says. “During recent weeks, the four stars of the show have been making public appearance tours throughout the U.S.”



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Meet Righty, The Younger, tonight's Co-Genius Award Winner.

A 15-year-old boy who was reportedly ‘subway surfing’ in the New York City transit system fell and had his arm severed.

The teenager was riding a northbound R train with his friends at the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue station in Queens around 10.25am Monday when he tried to climb to the top of the car and fell, law enforcement and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) sources told the New York Post.

‘We know he was subway surfing on the outside of the car,’ a transit worker told the newspaper. ‘Usually when you’re subway surfing, you have to get off the train before the tunnel. He must’ve miss that point.’


Meet Righty, The Elder, tonight's other Co-Genius Award Winner.

A WILDLIFE expert has lost his arm after being mauled by an alligator for the second time in a decade.

Greg Graziani's hand was left dangling by a tendon following the savage attack in Venus, Florida on August 17.

Expert?


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An adventure that many of us take for granted is: Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A little boy finally got to play in the sea, thanks to the use of a beach wheelchair—and his laughter brought his mom to tears.

Joey has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which affects both of his arms and legs, and sometimes his torso and face.

The two-year-old suffers with very bad sensory issues and cannot stand the feel of grass, sand, carpet, and snow.

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