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I Am The 1% December 17, 2011

Posted by BrewFan in Art, Heroes, Man Laws, Philosophy, Religion, Sex.
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Now that I'm an NFL Owner I wonder if I'll get invited to Jerry Jones house?

Run Away December 16, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Music.
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I’ll admit that I’m unfamiliar with this girl which probably takes points off my Country Folk Cred.

Nevertheless, I think you’ll like it.

Full disclosure: I saw Alison Krauss & Union Station live at the Idaho Botanical Garden, this year. It was great.

My Favorite Things December 16, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks, Nature Shit.
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Doug Savage writes a daily cartoon on Post-it ™ notes.

Here’s his latest:

 

See more at his website SavageChickens.com

 

World According to Murder December 15, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Man Laws, Travel.
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Some surprising facts in this chart.

Click to make it readable.

Chart from Danny Ashton.

A Little Question December 14, 2011

Posted by geoff in News.
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Yesterday President Obama said:

“I think we understood that it was bad, but we didn’t know how bad it was,” Obama said in an interview with KIRO in Seattle.

Which should have led somebody, anybody, in the media to ask, “You passed an $800 trillion billion (Thx, MinNJ) fix-it package without understanding the problem?

But they never ask that.

Free Speech ‘Kill Switch’ bill December 13, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Politics, WTF?.
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Better read the whole thing:

Internet piracy bill: A free speech ‘kill switch’

By Bill Wilson, Americans for Limited Government – 12/12/11 10:14 AM ET

What began as an attempt to restrain foreign piracy on the Internet has morphed into a domestic “kill switch” on First Amendment freedom in the fastest-growing corner of the marketplace of ideas.

Proposed federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would also impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers – a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the U.S. Justice Department to shut down any internet site it doesn’t like (and cut off its sources of income) on nothing more than a whim.

 

Here’s another take on it:

http://netrightdaily.com/2011/12/an-internet-without-uploading/

That is the greatest danger of all. That, in the name of protecting copyright, this bill bring about the end of the Internet as we know it.

Censorship is never the solution. Internet piracy can be combated without a regime of suppression that threatens activities that are protected by the First Amendment. This will have a chilling effect on what is in effect cyber speech: on uploading, posting, and sharing files. That is the heart of the Internet, and it is being gutted by this legislation.

My Favorite Time of Year December 13, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Music, Pop Culture.
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I first saw this nice video last year. It’s a pleasant Christmas song by the Florin Street Band.

 

 

Chris Christie vs OWS December 9, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Women Ranting.
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He doesn’t appear to be rattled by hecklers.

 

Inspiring! December 9, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Sex, Women Ranting.
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Wrong Diner December 8, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Man Laws.
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Tell ’em, Gunny.

Poop Trucks of Dubai December 7, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Gardening.
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NSFW Language warning on the video.

Where does all the poop go in Dubai? Millions of people and no sewers, just holding tanks and “poop” trucks. We found this lineup out on the highway and never found the end of it. We asked the drivers and they had been there for 3 days. Maybe that’s why they now just dump it in the ocean and the beaches are closed.

Tourists are warned of the risk of contracting serious illnesses like typhoid and hepatitis if swimming on Dubai beaches. Wikipedia on sanitation in Dubai.

 

Jetman Flies Grand Canyon December 6, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Man Laws, Science.
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Heck, I bet Bud The Neighbor could weld up one of those rocketships.

If we only had a brave test pilot.

*notices BrewFan staring vacantly into his tackle box*