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February 21, 2024

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (2/21/24)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“All told, we intend to do this the right way so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield


Quote II

“It’s a very small price to pay to preserve paradise,” Hawaii’s Democratic governor, Josh Green

Quote III

"For them to win over the opening of the Atlantic they will have to spread, and eventually force the Mid-Atlantic ridge to subduct. This may take more than 20 million years." Dr. João Duarte of the University of LisbonGuess we won't be around to find out he was wrong.


Quote III

Skepticism about democracy — yet never ever explicitly voiced — is a growing problem among Democratic Party thinkers (though not Ezra). On one hand, they wish to turn around and call people on the Right, or libertarians, “undemocratic,” or “anti-democratic,” or whatever. On the other hand, when it comes to actual decisions of great consequence, they are the ones terrified of the democratic processes they themselves have created. They know that, but can’t quite bring themselves to voice their doubts in those terms. Tyler Cowen



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If I am carrying a firearm. No dog would be in a position to attack me. And I don't care if the dog's owner is the POTUS. I would have put it down. The dog that is.

Biden gives away Commander after dog drew blood with attacks on Secret Service at White House, vacation home: documents


That still leaves the 2 legged bitch to practice senior abuse.


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Thanks to Hrothgar I remember now how much cash I need to fill up "Marge" our Dodge Ram pickup truck.

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Of course the science isn't settled. Not when it comes to the perverse.

Health experts at a National Health Services (NHS) Trust in the UK have said that breast milk produced by trans women is just as good for a baby as the milk produced by a birthing mother, The Telegraph reports.

The assertion was made in a leaked letter from the University of Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, which defended the practice of trans women receiving a hormone and drug-based therapy to induce breastfeeding. The milk that a trans woman produces as a result of this treatment is "comparable to that produced following the birth of a baby," the letter stated, as quoted by The Telegraph.

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Hmmm, I thought the science and taboos were settled. But, I guess it's a new year and new activities to pursue.

Who Had 'Scientists Suggest We Rethink Cannibalism' on Their 2024 Bingo Card?

It's a tricky decision, whether or not to eat other people, and one that should be considered carefully, even though, "ethically, cannibalism poses fewer issues than you might imagine," according to an unsigned, subscriber-only piece in New Scientist.

Nobody wanted to put their name on that or leave it outside the paywall?

Never fear, I provided New Scientist with my credit card number — and, to my mild distress, with my home address — so I could read the excuse for cannibalism so powerful that its author must remain a mystery.

"If a body can be bequeathed with consent to medical science, why can’t it be left to feed the hungry?" asks an ostensibly serious piece in a serious magazine with all the faux-depth of a pot-fueled bull session. Maybe because stringy old carcasses are terrible?


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Unlike other states sunk in debt and overspending. Colorado finds itself in a lucky position to purchase battery powered lawn equipment. I bet my neighbor's ICE zero turn rider will more lawn than an EV zero turn rider.

DENVER (KDVR) — State agencies in Colorado will be banned from using certain gas-powered lawn equipment during the summer, according to a new rule adopted by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.

The rule applies from June to August. During this time, state agencies will not be allowed to use gas-powered lawn equipment with engines of 25 horsepower or less.

The new regulation also prohibits the use of gas-powered push lawnmowers and other lawn equipment under 10 horsepower on other public property within the Denver metro and north Front Range ozone non-attainment area.


I wonder when the battery powered lawn equipment will be implemented on all citizens. But, on the bright side there are marijuana dispensaries on every other corner.


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Once upon a time television shows displayed some qualities. Today, not so much.

New streaming data has revealed that older television shows have performed better than newer shows in terms of views.

The newly released data from Nielsen showed that the top show streamed in 2023 was neither Succession nor The Last of Us but the show Suits, which debuted 12 years ago. Per The Hill:

The most streamed show last year wasn’t the latest Netflix reality TV show craze. Nor was it the highly anticipated final season of “Succession” or the debut of “The Last of Us.”

According to Nielsen, the most minutes last year – more than 57 billion – were spent watching “Suits,” a legal drama that premiered 12 years prior.


Imagine what Hill Street Blues, 24 or NYPD Blue could have been with a little more blood and cursing?


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You had one job. One job with 6 numbers.

When John Cheeks saw that the winning lottery numbers on the DC Lottery website matched his ticket in January 2023, he initially didn't know what to think. The prize amount was for a whopping $340 million.

"I didn't shout or scream," Cheeks told NPR. "I just called my longtime friend." That friend advised him to take a picture of the numbers on the screen, which matched a combination of Cheeks' family birth dates and other digits.

However, the ticket was repeatedly denied when Cheeks tried to redeem the prize. He was eventually told by the D.C. Office of Lottery and Gaming that the numbers posted online were a mistake.


I know there are several honorable attorneys here. So tell us, what is the nuisance value on this claim?


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The ONT Musical Interlude & Two-Fer Wednesday Emporium



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That was so good how about one more?



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A couple of Genius Award Winners this evening.


The first comes from Oklahoma. Go big or stay home or in this case go back to prison, do not collect $200. Genius Award Winner Number 1, (H/T Hrothgar).

Man Allegedly Steals Semi Hauling $1.25 Million Worth of New Corvettes for Ride Home from Prison
The suspect had just been released from jail and needed a ride home when he allegedly decided to steal a truck carrying over $1 million worth of new Chevrolet Corvettes.


And


I'm not a burglar but one would think, "Get in, get out. Right now." Not our Genius Award Winner Number 2

A drunk burglar who broke into a stranger’s home and ransacked it was found by police in an upstairs bedroom eating biscuits.

Scott William Donkin said his sister used to live in the property in Peterlee, County Durham and he was unaware she had moved.

The 30-year-old had been released from prison just two days earlier, when he used a brick to smash through the back door on December 19 last year.

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Disregarding her safety, our heroine saves an elderly woman. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Brave Teen Rescues Woman In Wheelchair Seconds Before Oncoming Train
February 21, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Giles County, Tennessee.

In a heart-stopping act of heroism, 18-year-old Lilly Baker is being hailed as a savior after risking her life to rescue an elderly woman stuck on the railroad tracks last week in Tennessee.


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