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  1. Can you support your claim to being an actual...

    Can you support your claim to being an actual human with independent thoughts not living in his mama’s garage?
  2. The ‘scaring children with dire predictions ‘...

    The ‘scaring children with dire predictions ‘ protest is so laughable on so many levels it’s almost worth having trolls around for comic relief. Presumably the poster has his/her/its children in...
  3. https://actionnetwork.org/events/walla-walla-clima...

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/walla-walla-climate-strike?source=facebook&&fbclid=IwAR24hCgrF9Ihw5sVyEeuX90rYxszrEWdE-OO4F_Sk2tm8mH9G5xqAb8BuXg
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    the saddest song I know-- ...

    the saddest song I know--

    https://youtu.be/niz2YJBOjCg
  5. https://youtu.be/YdctecDLgm4 Sent from my...

    https://youtu.be/YdctecDLgm4


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    The man has a very dull ace to grind, and such a...

    The man has a very dull ace to grind, and such a finely-honed indignation that he takes endless delight in listening to as it echoes over the lofty mountains if the inner tubes. Pure as the driven...
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    different genre-- 'Cause he seemed like a...

    different genre--

    'Cause he seemed like a miracle
    I ate it up like cereal
    But it was something like shrapnel

    https://youtu.be/Mh6otlLFj8g
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    They're small, expensive and can be persnickety. ...

    They're small, expensive and can be persnickety. You can get a freezer/reefer unit that runs on minimal solar panels that will stay working well on a couple 6v batteries for days the sun's not out. ...
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    Like public education curriculum in the USA is...

    Like public education curriculum in the USA is being steered (ha ha) by a bunch of right wing religious nutjobs from Texas who are so infatuated with their personal mythology they think they should...
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    If you read "A Tough Trip Through Paradise," a...

    If you read "A Tough Trip Through Paradise," a manuscript recovered from a collapsed building, written by a guy who worked at a trading post and married a few Nez Perce women, you'll find some great...
  11. https://www.buzzfeed.com/watch/video/78613

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/watch/video/78613
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    So much easier to shoot them and make dog food. ...

    So much easier to shoot them and make dog food.


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    https://images.app.goo.gl/ojgZAZQaqQs3tZWQ9 ...

    https://images.app.goo.gl/ojgZAZQaqQs3tZWQ9



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    Because all of California is exactly the same. ...

    Because all of California is exactly the same.


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    not true. Great swathes of Texas, on the other...

    not true. Great swathes of Texas, on the other hand . . .

    But rooftop is better than sacrificing l;and: keep the source close to the destination.
  16. Gee, Mr. Wizard. You know so much about...

    Gee, Mr. Wizard. You know so much about everything.


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  17. Because there’s no way to determine past...

    Because there’s no way to determine past temperatures unless somebody was there with a thermometer. Un possible. Without thermometers there can be no temperature. Ipso fucking facto.



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  18. oh look, more evidence that irony has died a slow...

    oh look, more evidence that irony has died a slow and lingering death
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    Unless you use your free time for something...

    Unless you use your free time for something useful, applying those skills you once did for fun or money to something else--SAR, the local ambulance, helping rebuild the orphanage at Manzanar. People...
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    That is the big confusion: people think college...

    That is the big confusion: people think college is trade school. the STEM movement is doing its best to bolster this misapprehension among parents, students and educators (well, administrators). ...
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    Maybe instead of rejecting education as too...

    Maybe instead of rejecting education as too expensive, figure ways to make it cost less and be better? And the survey class taught by trainee grad students might not be great, but the idea is you...
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    Really. It would suck to spend 4-6 years or more...

    Really. It would suck to spend 4-6 years or more among a lot of interesting (and some not) people in a widely varied peer group learning about a whole bunch of different things (unless someone...
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    And where are the flying cars, mental telepathy...

    And where are the flying cars, mental telepathy and my check for a million dollars?


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    Not coincidentally, so did John Fante. They were...

    Not coincidentally, so did John Fante. They were both pale shadows of Knut Hamsen, though.
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    Try this then: Wants pawn term, dare worsted...

    Try this then:

    Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage, honor itch offer lodge dock florist. Disk ladle gull orphan worry ladle cluck wetter putty ladle...
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    I think having a gun along--or not being allowed...

    I think having a gun along--or not being allowed to have one despite wanting it--creates the need to justify having a gun. I lived in the high country in the Sierra for months on end year after year...
  27. Maybe in your tiny corner of the universe this is...

    Maybe in your tiny corner of the universe this is true, if you look at it just right on a cloudy day through a narrow aperture.
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    Worth checking out is one of Martin Cruz Smith's...

    Worth checking out is one of Martin Cruz Smith's novels, Wolves Eat Dogs. It's set in Chernobyl after the event, among the people who have stayed. There's a murder mystery to add interest, but like...
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    Maybe you missed it—there was a very short-lived...

    Maybe you missed it—there was a very short-lived thread about the concept or existence of White Privilege. Surprisingly, an all-white jury deliberated only a very shirt time before dismissing the...
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    Even educated people have major gaps in their...

    Even educated people have major gaps in their understanding of race in America, and never give a second thought as a result. Somehow I don't buy the argument that forgetting history is a good way to...
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    once an asshole, always an asshole

    once an asshole, always an asshole
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    Good luck telling people, fam or not, who should...

    Good luck telling people, fam or not, who should be their role models. My father thought John Wayne was a hero and the VietNam war was a good idea, and my parents thought Negores should probably...
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    A few years back, some swarthy people in...

    A few years back, some swarthy people in headscarves tried to bowl in Bishop, CA: bad idea. https://www.pacificcitizen.org/patrons-denied-access-to-bishop-bowling-alley/



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    . . . he asked me for collateral so I pulled...

    . . . he asked me for collateral
    so I pulled down my pants
  35. It's that simple if your range of experience is...

    It's that simple if your range of experience is so limited that everything fits through the tiny cracks in your perception. Or if you're fond of oversimplification, especially if it involves...
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    There’s an app for that:...

    There’s an app for that: https://www.newyorker.com/news/california-chronicles/trumps-potty-obsession-and-the-streets-of-san-francisco


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    Vacationland sounds mighty great I wouldn’t mind...

    Vacationland sounds mighty great
    I wouldn’t mind stamping out the Garden State
    It’s enough to make me cry
    Live Free or Die
    —Bill Morrisey, RIP


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    Back in the good old days of Vietnam, you could...

    Back in the good old days of Vietnam, you could be arrested in New Hampshire for putting a piece of tape over the motto on your license plate, as many were doing. And of course the license plates...
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    it's a pickelhaube

    it's a pickelhaube
  40. That is why there is poetry (and all good art):...

    That is why there is poetry (and all good art): the knowledge that multiple things are true, even if contradictory (life is good, but we must die; life sucks, yet we must live). And learning to...
  41. maybe it depends. ...

    maybe it depends.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/books/metamaus-by-art-spiegelman-review.html
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    but not this one? (for diamond joe, above ^) ...

    but not this one? (for diamond joe, above ^)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u7UEVatMgM
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    there are few worse songs than this one-- ...

    there are few worse songs than this one--

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR9d4ESlpHY
  44. https://www.sierrawave.net/death-in-inyo-county-du...

    https://www.sierrawave.net/death-in-inyo-county-due-to-pam/
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    A friend of mine invented that stuff, after his...

    A friend of mine invented that stuff, after his flagship Soy Vay line. Jewish boy with Japanese roommate; he has retired on the fortune it brought him.
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    Or the real story— ...

    Or the real story—

    http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Empire-of-the-Summer-Moon/S-C-Gwynne/9781416591061
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    It’s tough business to reopen a ski area when...

    It’s tough business to reopen a ski area when people have started thinking about tennis and boats, and employees are smoking brandy and drinking cigars in forced retirement. Sunday was really good,...
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    And it was good.

    And it was good.
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    One of Jerzy Kozinsky’s novels—maybe Blund...

    One of Jerzy Kozinsky’s novels—maybe Blund Date—has a chapter where the protagonist, trying to impress a woman at a Euro resort, builds some kind of wearable gyroscope to help him learn to ski. ...
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    Being from Walla Walla, you must have run across...

    Being from Walla Walla, you must have run across Richard Klicker.
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