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    Chris Suslowicz @ 978: The Indian boiler-room operations have been using the robocall with "Press 1 to speak to a representative" for a while now. I have a Caller-ID display box that has the useful feature of displaying very long...
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    It's past 300 so ... Do any of y'all ever clean out you downloads folders & wonder WTF? about some the stuff you find in there?...
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    whitroth @ 308: Since we're now over 300, I have some unpleasant news for some of the regulars, re nuclear power.https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/climate-events-are-the-leading-cause-of-nuclear-power-outages/ I don't see those problems being unique to nuclear power. They're bad news for fossil fuel plants along with...
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    whitroth @ 306: I was hoping that some would die of apoplexy.... Probably have more of your wishes come true hoping they die of Covid19. There was a special election for Congress in Texas this week to replace a right-wingnut...
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    Greg Tingey @ 217: ECThe Egyptians may or may not be Arabs, but the rest are, surely?Grant has a point ...If not "Arabs" then w.t.f does one call them, then? Some of the people from the State of Israel's neighbors...
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    whitroth @ 170: Close down the flop-houses. U. Utah Phillips, "They're Running the Bums Out of Town". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prC9QNopgQ8 "Flop-houses" ... that's the word I was trying to remember....
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    Nancy Lebovitz @ 166: I really need some more specificity. While I seem to have been exposed to much less antisemitism than the other American Jews I know, the stories I hear are more like having pennies thrown at them...
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    Charlie Stross @ 152: I haven't seen the show, but sleeping on your feet with a rope to hold you upright is the origin of the phrase "on the ropes". So the trauma lingers in folk memory long after the...
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    whitroth @ 134: 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...
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    Robert Prior @ 130: When I was growing up and going to almost all white schools in the southern U.S. they taught about Hitler trying to murder all the Jews. When I started teaching in the 90s I got called...
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    Greg Tingey @ 126: SSI've done traditional Silver-Sulphide toning - bleach with pot Ferricyanide & then bathe in the sulphide salts ..I still have a 20x16" print of old photo taken in um, err, 1966? Of a NE-England colliery railway...
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    ilya187 @ 962: I never answer a phone call if it is not a number already in my phone book, or otherwise identifiable. If it is legitimate, they will leave a message. Which is what I will go back to...
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    Charlie Stross @ 112: The main reason the U.S. supports Israel so strongly is because AIPAC Yes, but why was AIPAC allowed to secure that death-grip on state policy? Compare with, for example, the Irish Republican lobby in Boston during...
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    Greg Tingey @ 111: JBSActually, I think that the US is/was Israel's puppet, but the sock-control is going both ways, too.[It's complicated.] "Benny" hasn't helped & IQ45 certainly screwed with it... And that is no more true than was the...
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    Heteromeles @ 108: The main reason the U.S. supports Israel so strongly is because AIPAC has an even tighter grip on Congress's "hearts and minds" than does the NRA. This is an anti-semitic minefield to trip through, sooo... Thing to...
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    I got a PHISHING call this afternoon. Automated call from "Am****" that someone had made a $900 purchase on my Am**** account - "Press 1 if you did not authorize this purchase, press 2 to authorize it". Kind of slick,...
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    Charlie Stross @ 99: And ... if you think the Israeli government does what the U.S. government tells them to do, you've got another think coming. It's a bit more complex than that. It's certainly not as simple as Israel...
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    Robert Prior @ 956: If they're already on my shit list, I will sometimes engage them with questions of where they're calling me from - city, state, street address & room number, strongly hinting I'd like to drop by in...
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    Greg Tingey @ 93 US government orders Israel to "KILL THEM ALL"?BUT- are NSO a front for the USA operating out of Israel? Entirely possible - likely?Um, errr ... now what? According to Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSO_Group - the founders were...
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    whitroth @ 80: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handkerchief_code So, what's the code for "I've got a bandana in my pocket so I'll have something to wipe sweat with when I'm working out-doors? Why does everything have to be a signal?...
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    paws4thot @ 951: #950 - I tend to answer these surveys randomly, to the extent that I sometimes actually do roll a D10 to generate my answers. IF I understand it, a D10 is a die with 10 faces ......
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    Robert Prior @ 950: LIVE telemarketers OTOH ... During lockdown I started just chatting with them. Politely, but seeing how long I could keep them going in circles. Being obtuse, misunderstanding, forgetting, rambling off on tangents… After a while I...
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    paws4thot @ 947: Similarly, except that the only one I actually answered was "supplying a scam telephone call blocking service". Things got a touch nasty when I told them how bad a job they were doing! My answering machine died,...
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    Heteromeles @ 938: I think the modern, technical use of bullshit has superseded malarkey, which used to mean much the same thing. Malarkey (meaningless talk, nonsense) popped up in the US in the 1920s and was spread by an Irish...
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    whitroth @ 926: 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...
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    I've been polled ... random telephone survey. Opinion poll on the environment (the natural world) & science & politics & whether they should have gone ahead with the Tokyo Olympics ... the one question I did not have an opinion...
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    Robert Prior @ 921: If you don't read it already you might like a webcomic called Gunnerkrigg Court, Been following that for years. Got all the books in hardcover. Also recommended: Stand Still, Stay Silent, a mostly-cheerful post-apocalyptic webcomic:https://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1 Lovely...
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    Heteromeles @ 915: [T]routwaxer @ 882 YES - I suspect you are a bit extreme - but we really don't know at this point how bad it is going to get, so you may be entirely correct. I'll point out...
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    David L @ 908: Roosevelt when he about fixing the U.S. after the Great Depression. The depression in the US didn't really end until we got into WWII. The big difference between Roosevelt (and most of the D's) and the...
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    Robert Prior @ 903: I should add, historically, that the Great Depression in the U.S. rubbed everyone's face in just how bad the Republican ideas of governance were, and the result, once Roosevelt came it, was Democratic control of Congress...
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