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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:28 pm 
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https://twitter.com/washingtonweek/stat ... 9769317386

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WATCH: @PhilipRucker says President Trump wants to be the center force in the midterm debate, and "that’s a real risk for the Republican Party." #WashWeek https://t.co/89D1Ju4bxV https://t.co/9aJg7QpRi9


I don't know, this video probably makes valid points, but I'm stuck on what kind of heartless and/or brainless person names their son Philip Rucker.

In my defense, I've been coughing all night from what is probably irritation from the smoke but feels like the last act of La Traviata and I'm a bit loopy.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:21 pm 
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California, o cara, noi lasceremo...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Give them enough rope?

I'm so sad about the fires. Take care Frelga.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:20 pm 
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It's not too bad where I am. The sky is blue and not Martian Orange like last year. I don't know what's with the cough.

It's absolutely awful many other places, even for people who are not in the path of the fires, just trying to breathe.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:35 pm 
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Try steam, Frelga... does that work for you?

In India, a standard way to get through cold winters is to burn tires. That creates havoc with the air that gets into regular houses & apts & sets off everyone coughing. Steam seems to help.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Maybe try a neti pot & salt water gargle if you think it's irritants. Occasionally I'll get a cough/sore throat and I have found that it's from post-nasal drip and an antihistamine before bed helps.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Steam. Make yourself a cup of tea (black, green, herbal, it doesn't matter) and sip it.

We've been having problems with smoke too, both from in-state fires and the disaster in California. I can't even imagine what it's been like to be in California.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:37 am 
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Just had to post this here, because, like, you MIGHT not know this: :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:56 am 
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*Guffaws*
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:49 am 
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It's impossible to parody the absurd.
Yet this is where we find ourselves. :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:28 am 
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Time to check if I can get away from Verizon.

Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

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Verizon Wireless' throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules.

"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration. "This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services. Verizon imposed these limitations despite being informed that throttling was actively impeding County Fire's ability to provide crisis-response and essential emergency services."

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Verizon claims it was a customer support mistake & shouldn't have happened. Somehow I'm not feeling reassured nor should anyone else.

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Verizon on Tuesday said the fire department's plan shouldn't have mattered. "Regardless of the plan emergency responders choose, we have a practice to remove data speed restrictions when contacted in emergency situations," the spokesperson wrote in an email.

"In this situation, we should have lifted the speed restriction when our customer reached out to us. This was a customer support mistake. We are reviewing the situation and will fix any issues going forward."

Just a "customer support mistake," everyone. We're sure California's firefighters feel very reassured.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:16 am 
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Jim Jefferies interview Q-Anon


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:59 pm 
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That frightens the crap outta me.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Not available in Canada.

I think I find that somewhat reassuring... ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Sunsilver wrote:
Not available in Canada.

I think I find that somewhat reassuring... ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 pm 
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What do we need to do to make it unavailable here?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Old man yells at algorithm.

I'm at a loss for words. So, as far as I can tell, is Google.

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Orange Fool, tool.. anything but cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:23 am 
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Is The American Conservative for real or is it a parody account?

https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/1035230671256444928

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There are people with far, far more offensive racial views than Donald Trump or Tucker Carlson. If Trump and Tucker are "racists," then what do you call those other people?


A: we call them racist.

My favorite reply was
There are people far, far more further along in their pregnancies than those in their 1st trimester. If women in their 1st trimester are "pregnant," then what do you call those other people?

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