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    By the bye, whoever suggested a few online comics - the others I did not like, but Gunnerkrieg Court is brilliant....
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    Progressives.... Populist has come to mean white-wing rabble-rouser. Liberal has come to mean "nice" people (listen to Phil Och's "Love Me, I'm A Liberal"). A lot of people still have trouble in the US with calling themselves socialist. So, progressive...
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    Punk, as opposed to punk rock, was late forties/early fifties. The war's over, but we remember the Depression, and something's just not right....
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    The late RBG mentioned seeing signs, when she was young, "no Blacks or Jews". And, of course, the KKK and their ilk were happy to kill Jews, too, and union organizers, and......
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    Close down the flop-houses. U. Utah Phillips, "They're Running the Bums Out of Town". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prC9QNopgQ8...
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    Wow. And then there's the Flying Scotsman. I was afraid you hadn't digitized it. Thanks, though....
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    Punk "rebelling apparently without a cause"... I thought punk came in in the '80s, during Raygun, and "let's restart the Cold War", and tax the rich less, but tax social security and unemployment..." (I think they had reasons.)...
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    Link to pic, please!...
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    When I was getting people, 90% of whom had really heavy Indian accents (no, I don't know which Indian language the accent is from), I got them to hang up on me, when I said, "If your grandmother knew what...
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    "Do not call me again". Actually, the legal phrase is "I request and require that you remove me from your telemarketing list." I tested this, back in '98, and told one "take me off your telemarketing list" got an argument......
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    "...the Federal Communications Commission are requiring use of the protocols by June 30, 2021." Obviously, not done implementation....
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    Really? As I'm in real SF fandom, I never saw the subgroup that was political. Interesting.......
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    Note: in English, it's Zionism, not Sionism. I would like to see Israel back in its *original* borders... as it was created in the late forties and early fifties. Anyone who starts on with Eretz Israel (I know people who...
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    Phone scams: I've gone to waiting 3-4 sec. Most auto-hang up, if it's a robocall. All the others... I now start screaming "this phone number is on the national do-not-call list, so I could sue them.... Email... well, I just...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handkerchief_code...
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    Life before... yeah. I remember my father talking about how he hated, during the depression as a teen, helping my grandfather pull a cart up and down the hills in Roxborough (part of Philly), peddling, in all kinds of weather....
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    Which is why I tell the joke of "the busiest woman in the afterlife"....
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    That's bothered me, too, about steampunk. The last con I was at that had a steampunk ball, a few years ago, I did my cord suit and Greek fisherman's cap, and announced I was a socialist and a union organizer,...
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    Put your soul in a jar, and torture it at parties? Gee, no imagination. Reweave your body into a very, very long thread, then weave it into a carpet. You're conscious, and feel everything. When It is annoyed, it jumps...
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    This was once a common word in the US - I believe I heard my father use it occasionally, and the current, duly-elected President of the US has been known to use it. It's from a time when you would...
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    I disagree....
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    Camp Wedontwancha? There's a techie sf group that was originally out of Chicago, GT. They have an annual campout/convention/party every year in the Yooper Peninsula of Michigan. They play in a state park, on 30 or 40 acres of stamp...
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    May I assume that your nieces are already going to be getting Phil and Katja's Hugo-winning Girl Genius?...
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    If you ever feel like it, here's a question for your brother: in '17 and '18, with the GOP in full control... why is it that they never arrested, charged, and took to court Hillary? I'd love to see any...
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    Nope. Already been done in RL. The CIA and others were testing psychedelics, both in looking for ESP, and as a weapon, and they were too unpredictable/not controllable....
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    First, thanks for the link, I think I've got a new comic to follow. Second... um, er, in chapter 2, the boy in her class.... Isn't that Calvin?! Speaking of whom, I assume y'all have seen the explanation of UFOs?...
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    Hey, stop the insults. I thought HPL was *voluntarily* celibate....
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    It wasn't as though he made up a fake field - he learned multiple languages, and his original 20page bibliography was legit. On the other hand, I don't suppose that "tightening up" had *anything* to do with the governor who...
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    Wonderful. An Ice Giant. And exactly how would Surtr take that? Didn't you consider the Jotun aren't exactly a unified group?...
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    Yeah, not sure about living under some of those deities, either. Though for something like that, I highly recommend one of the Hugo-nominated novellas, Ring Shout, by Djelli Clark. Hard to read, but brilliant. And about that Nigerian Prince of...
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