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Gates Goes Nuclear November 27, 2019

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Three Words: Traveling. Wave. Reactor.

 

From the Unsavory Headlines Department November 25, 2019

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Eye-popping rise in BB-gun injuries, study finds

Eeeewwwwwww.

Just in Time for Reparations! November 25, 2019

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Anyone Can Identify as Black, Lecturers Union Says

The UCU, the British union of university lecturers, said that white people should be able to identify as black, men as women, or straight people as gay.

 

Scary Robot with Guns November 4, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Gardening, News.
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OK we all know this is Photoshopped but the quality is pretty amazing.

Thanks to my buddy Kelly, The Skydiving Realtor, for sending this to me.

The Cost of Elizabeth Warren November 2, 2019

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Many commentators have gasped over Elizabeth Warren’s $52 billion (over 10 years) Medicare-for-All plan, and have laughed at her optimistic, double-booked, scheme for funding it. But I haven’t seen anybody tally up the costs of all her plans.

But I don’t get out much.

Anyway, presuming you haven’t seen a total either, here goes (all numbers taken from her website):

Program 10-Year Cost
Environment $3 Trillion
Medicare-for-All $52 Trillion
Education $1.25 Trillion
Child Care ~$0.7 Trillion*
Gun Control 0.001 Trillion
Immigration 0.015 Trillion
Social Security >$1.5 Trillion**
TOTAL $58.6 Trillion

 

I may have missed a few, but I think that’s bad enough. For reference, the CBO’s latest 10-year budget projection (2020 – 2029) for the entire federal budget is $57.85 trillion.

She claims that it’ll all be paid for by increased taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Har.

*Her website says that the cost will be roughly 1/4 of $2.75 trillion
** She never tallies it up, but just her provision for adding $200/month/person is $1.46 trillion

Double the Fashion November 2, 2019

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Been so long since I graced the ‘tubes with a fashion post, so let me rectify that by casting a pearl before your benighted swinely selves. I know some of my previous fashion recommendations may have seemed a bit exotic or frivolous, but I truly believe this one has legs.

Four, to be exact.

Yes, this particular look requires a pair of ladies, which is obviously a feature, not a bug. Please enjoy this Siamese dress from famed Chinese designer Guo Pei (via The Telegraph, photo by James Veysey):

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No word on how hangers for this dress work.

Brief Movie Reviews November 1, 2019

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Hopefully not too spoilery. Obviously focused on action/action comedy movies, since my taste in movies stopped evolving at age 16.

Hobbes and Shaw (2019): First hour and a half are great – lots of action, quipping, and explosions. Female lead (Vanessa Kirby) is outstanding. Johnson and Statham are fun, and the cameos by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart leave you wanting more. Idris Elba’s villain was smart, competent, and menacing.

Then they get to Samoa, and things get ridiculously stupid very quickly. I’m talking super, super, super stupid.

Shaft (2019): Started off a little slow, and Jessie Usher (playing baby Shaft) seemed stiff at the beginning, but then things started gelling. Ended up really liking it, and especially liked the appearance of Richard Roundtree as granddaddy Shaft.

Avengers Endgame (2019): I’m probably one of the few people who didn’t like Endgame. Cheesy plot gimmick, too much of a TV series farewell episode vibe, too PC, too many characters at the end, and unsatisfying resolutions of many of the stories. But it sure is long!

Spiderman: Far From Home (2019): Great movie – funny, actiony, super effects, and a bit of heart. Peter Parker may be a bit whiny, but he’s at that age.

John Wick 3 (2019). Just lots and lots and more lots of shooting, peppered with really creative (and funny) alternate ways of killing people. Which I love. Kind of the same pace as Dredd or The Raid. Which I love.