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  • Frenzie
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Today's Bad News

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Reply #25
The hour changes today for all Europeans. I will not change.
So, after today my posts will be one hour later or sooner or whatever, respecting the "legal" hour until they change it back.
A matter of attitude.

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Reply #26
Lucky you!..
I thought this shit was invented by Brits. Assholes.:down:

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Reply #27
You contradict yourself there although obviously cannot see that. Waffling about thinking we started it then thinking something else but still using the slag off comment.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Reply #28
I hear you posting. The DST is a piss on shit -- both their intentions and their substantiations can't stand a pigeon's sneeze.
And would you please make your comment more understandable by the English speaking audience?:rolleyes:

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Reply #29
Since we don't have an Absurd News thread, I'm posting this here.

For the record, my heart is still napping.

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Earlier this month, Pope Francis was invited by House Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress. Boehner extended the formal invitation on Mar. 13 in a letter to the Vatican on the one-year anniversary of Francis' papacy saying the Holy Father has "awakened hearts on every continent."

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Don't know why he called him "the Holy Father" as that is something for RC's and not for non-followers.
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Reply #31
Our local "powers" have reportedly started a tripe against an affiliate housing service enterprise, which doesn't look promising.

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Reply #32
Friday, certain locals get to consume alcohol diluting the rest of grey cells.

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Reply #33
Quote from: Ed Brayton
SCOTUS Hands More Power to Oligarchs
The Supreme Corp...sorry, I meant Court...doubled down on their ruling in Citizens United (and the even more important 4th Circuit case Free Speech Now) and all but handed what little was left of a genuine democracy over to wealthy individuals and corporations. The New York Times reports on the ruling in McCutcheon v FEC:

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a major campaign finance decision, striking down some limits on federal campaign contributions for the first time. The ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will change and most likely increase the already large role money plays in American politics.

    The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, with the Court's more conservative justices in the majority, was a sequel of sorts to Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. But that ruling did nothing to affect the other main form of campaign finance regulation: caps on direct contributions to candidates and political parties.
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This passage from the ruling leaves me simply gobsmacked:

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Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of an officeholder's official duties, does not give rise to such quid pro quo corruption. Nor does the possibility that an individual who spends large sums may garner 'influence over or access to' elected officials or political parties.


He can't really believe that, can he? That's more than naivete, it's delusional. And no one who has been around Washington, DC or any state capitol for 5 minutes could possibly believe it. The influence of big money in elections is the single biggest problem in this country because it prevents us from solving nearly every other problem. And it just became even worse. Serf's up!

Full article here.

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Reply #34
The influence of big money in elections is the single biggest problem in this country because it prevents us from solving nearly every other problem.

Reducing problems in the US to this gobsmacks me. It could only be believed by somebody who claims that the greatest problem in the universe is Angela Merkel's view of Vladimir Putin.

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Reply #35
George W Bush exhibits his paintings of world leaders.
I'm speechless.

Well, almost speechless. I discovered that everything started with two self portraits of the genius himself at the bath....


It remembers me another American gay painter... that one painting male figures by the pool, can't remember his name.
A matter of attitude.

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Reply #36
Facebook closes the possibility to answer to messages sent to you from outside Facebook via your Fb email address. Just got a notification...
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Reply #37
Dropped by Television without Pity today, a TV web/community site, just to see that it is closing down, Why Television Without Pity is Still on the Internet. Another deja vu bites the dust.

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Reply #38
Yale drops Dutch to save a minuscule amount of money
http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/22497946/__Yale_schrapt_Nederlands__.html

The director of Yale is supposed to have said "who cares?" about Dutch.

Who cares? From their own website (while it's still online):
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The Dutch are the third largest investor in the United States and investments from Dutch companies like Heineken, Philips, Shell and Unilever and trade with the Netherlands support more than 700,000 American jobs. Vice-versa, the Netherlands is the number one destination for U.S. investments worldwide, making it the largest foreign investor in the Netherlands1.

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Reply #39
I can't get rid of the Ask toolbar in Google Chrome!

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Well I had exactly the same on one of my two pc's. It is usually with some routine programme you download and includes that damn thing. We forget to tick or untick some box and get left with that. One suggestion indicated the easy bit of going to programmes and deleting but I couldn't trace Ask. However I did just last night get a better way which helped me re-set what search engine/toolbar to have as definite. This happens to lots of people apparently and I am relieved I have got rid of the nuisance after weeks.
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Reply #41

Well I had exactly the same on one of my two pc's. It is usually with some routine programme you download and includes that damn thing. We forget to tick or untick some box and get left with that. One suggestion indicated the easy bit of going to programmes and deleting but I couldn't trace Ask. However I did just last night get a better way which helped me re-set what search engine/toolbar to have as definite. This happens to lots of people apparently and I am relieved I have got rid of the nuisance after weeks.

Can you provide some details? I tried to turn off unwanted search engines, but that did nothing. Ask was alive and well. What browser are you using?

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Reply #42

Can you provide some details? I tried to turn off unwanted search engines, but that did nothing. Ask was alive and well.

Did you try to ask God?

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Reply #43
Oh Heavens jimbro. How did I do that now! I will get back to you on that one as after weeks of frustration I got it solved in minutes. Will get back to you on that one.
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Can you provide some details? I tried to turn off unwanted search engines, but that did nothing. Ask was alive and well.

Did you try to ask God?

Ask is more clever than that. It isn't listed in installed programs.

When I asked Yahoo to find a solution, it sifted through thousands of files and came up with at least 50 that needed to be uninstalled...and then asked me for $29.95!

There's got to be something quick and dirty, but I've not found it.

I'll never go to Georgia again...the one in the US...because that's where I picked it up.

Help me, Rj.

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Reply #45
I am trying to remember what I had to do after weeks stuck with that damn Ask. Let me try and think and get back to you.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Reply #47
Not exactly bad news but certainly bad karma and a strange case of bad bedfellows.

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From late 2003 to early 2004, during the Iraq War, military police personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed human rights violations against prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison. They physically and sexually abused, tortured, raped, sodomized, and killed prisoners.


This from 2014.
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GENEVA -- The United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, condemned the rampant and routine use of torture by the Syrian authorities in a paper released by her office on Monday, which also records torture by some armed opposition groups and serious allegations of torture and the ill-treatment of children.

"Upon arrival at a detention facility, detainees are routinely beaten and humiliated for several hours by the guards in what has come to be known as the 'reception party,' " the report states, drawing on 38 interviews conducted by United Nations investigators over the last eight months with individuals released from detention centers across Syria.


Those Syrians are very bad people. I'm happy to report that Russians have never resorted to such bad behaviors. The Portuguese either. Or the British. Have I left anybody out? Germany?

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Reply #48
Well, the USA did it for a worthwhile cause whereas Syrians and Russians are evil by nature.
I don't know about Germany but we would do it only for a worthwhile cause.

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Absolutely brilliant response! I award you with the...