Out of the Blue

It's nasty out there today, as a cold front rolled in a couple of days ago to put a harsh end to a warm streak. Here's hoping this is a last gasp of winter, and will end soon enough. If that's the case, the season sure is going out in style... I took a wet plastic bag out back to shake off the water, and found I was able to create my own little snow storm with the droplets. Weeeee!

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Story: Filmgoers Want More R-Rated Superhero Films.
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 10:57:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 21:33:
Just because the DNI denies it doesn't mean some other gov't entity wasn't doing it. There are more than a dozen different agencies that might be investigating this.
Can a U.S. president single-handedly order the surveillance of an American citizen?

As NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson says: "No."

Surveillance of an American citizen by U.S. intelligence or law enforcement requires that a federal judge or the FISA court sign off, and those orders are requested not by the White House, but by the FBI or Justice Department if they believe a crime has occurred.

Whenever Trump says "Obama this" and "Obama that" I just assume that he's talking in general about the government under Obama, not that he directly ordered surveillance. My point was that if there was an investigation, it would be official and looking into some aspect of criminality.
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jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 21:33:
Just because the DNI denies it doesn't mean some other gov't entity wasn't doing it. There are more than a dozen different agencies that might be investigating this.
Can a U.S. president single-handedly order the surveillance of an American citizen?

As NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson says: "No."

Surveillance of an American citizen by U.S. intelligence or law enforcement requires that a federal judge or the FISA court sign off, and those orders are requested not by the White House, but by the FBI or Justice Department if they believe a crime has occurred.
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Now I can store my porn collection where my wife will never find it. In the DNA on the tip of my.....

Also the best way to stop this bird flu is to stop eating chicken. If farmers have no demand, they'll stop breeding 40 billion chickens each year, dramatically lowering the chances of it being carried to humans.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 22:03:
BTW -- I just wanted to take a moment to say, I don't know what Emma Watson's tits have to with feminism either -- but I like looking at them -- well, a good portion of them anyway.

emma watson is pretty hot, and that includes her tits

feminism makes me want to go on a non-stop mass murdering spree, much like everything else these days
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BTW -- I just wanted to take a moment to say, I don't know what Emma Watson's tits have to with feminism either -- but I like looking at them -- well, a good portion of them anyway.
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Mar 5, 2017, 21:43
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Filmgoers Want More R-Rated Superhero Films.

I hope that Hollywood doesn't take the wrong message from the success of Logan and Deadpool.

We don't want R-rated movies. We want good movies that happen to be R-rated. The problem with the PG-13 rating is that you can often pick out the seams where they scaled something back to make the rating. It breaks the illusion and takes a viewer out of the story.

I miss the great action movies of the 80s that were R-rated like Terminator, Aliens, Die Hard, Rambo, etc. These weren't gory, over the top movies. They were just made for adults and had just a smidge too much swearing or gore to keep them from being PG or later, PG-13. The R rating gave writers, directors, and actors the freedom to make the movie exactly according to their vision, and make the best movie possible.
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Mar 5, 2017, 21:35
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 19:08:
I'm waiting for someone to leak donnys tax returns, happy days.

FBI Director Asks Justice Department To Publicly Deny Trump's 'Wire Tapping' Allegation
it has begun

Honestly shocked it hasn't happened already. Where's anonymous when you need them?
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Mar 5, 2017, 21:33
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1badmf wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 18:40:
james clapper, DNI during this time, already flatly denied there were any secret wiretaps on trump. not something he could normally do if an investigation did exist. trump is just blindly deepthroating alt-right news balls deep again and gagging on it without the slightest bit of skepticism.

Just because the DNI denies it doesn't mean some other gov't entity wasn't doing it. There are more than a dozen different agencies that might be investigating this.
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Mar 5, 2017, 19:08
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1badmf wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 18:40:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:59:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:47:
WaltC wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:19:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 15:56:
Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset

Central problem is that it proves who "hacked the election" in truth, and it wasn't the Russians (who with an IQ > 10 might believe that story?) No Russians voted anywhere in America on Nov 8, 2016...Lol...;)It was *the Democrats* all along who hacked the election...!
Quite a show in Washington...pass the popcorn.

What it proves is that the deflector in chief is tweeting during his morning constitutional and that's it. Just because he is parroting what he saw mentioned on fox about being wiretapped and immediately following it up with a tweet about Schwarzenegger is nutso. Seeing proof in it is republican.

Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today.

If Trump was in fact wiretapped during the campaign, that means a serious criminal investigation is/was underway to discover if foreign entities had either hacked Trump, or were, in fact, colluding with the Trump campaign.

james clapper, DNI during this time, already flatly denied there were any secret wiretaps on trump. not something he could normally do if an investigation did exist. trump is just blindly deepthroating alt-right news balls deep again and gagging on it without the slightest bit of skepticism.
I'm waiting for someone to leak donnys tax returns, happy days.

FBI Director Asks Justice Department To Publicly Deny Trump's 'Wire Tapping' Allegation
it has begun

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Mar 5, 2017, 18:53
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Kinda ironic my dad had his liver transplant 30 years ago this month. Also at the end of the month I'll be the same age as him.


*goes and has a few drinks*
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jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:59:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:47:
WaltC wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:19:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 15:56:
Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset

Central problem is that it proves who "hacked the election" in truth, and it wasn't the Russians (who with an IQ > 10 might believe that story?) No Russians voted anywhere in America on Nov 8, 2016...Lol...;)It was *the Democrats* all along who hacked the election...!
Quite a show in Washington...pass the popcorn.

What it proves is that the deflector in chief is tweeting during his morning constitutional and that's it. Just because he is parroting what he saw mentioned on fox about being wiretapped and immediately following it up with a tweet about Schwarzenegger is nutso. Seeing proof in it is republican.

Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today.

If Trump was in fact wiretapped during the campaign, that means a serious criminal investigation is/was underway to discover if foreign entities had either hacked Trump, or were, in fact, colluding with the Trump campaign.

james clapper, DNI during this time, already flatly denied there were any secret wiretaps on trump. not something he could normally do if an investigation did exist. trump is just blindly deepthroating alt-right news balls deep again and gagging on it without the slightest bit of skepticism.
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WaltC wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 16:51:
I think that electronic digital storage will forever be more economical, faster, and far less prone to error than living DNA/biolgical approaches. Can you imagine having to "feed" your hard drive food nutrients every day to keep it alive to keep its data intact?...;) Or, the tissue "burps" and half the data is expunged!

DNA stored in pollen, seeds, viruses, etc. can last centuries in tact without nutrients. It seems to me no more or less susceptible to corruption than traditional electronic storage media.
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:59
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:59
 
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:47:
WaltC wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:19:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 15:56:
Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset

Central problem is that it proves who "hacked the election" in truth, and it wasn't the Russians (who with an IQ > 10 might believe that story?) No Russians voted anywhere in America on Nov 8, 2016...Lol...;)It was *the Democrats* all along who hacked the election...!
Quite a show in Washington...pass the popcorn.

What it proves is that the deflector in chief is tweeting during his morning constitutional and that's it. Just because he is parroting what he saw mentioned on fox about being wiretapped and immediately following it up with a tweet about Schwarzenegger is nutso. Seeing proof in it is republican.

Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today.

If Trump was in fact wiretapped during the campaign, that means a serious criminal investigation is/was underway to discover if foreign entities had either hacked Trump, or were, in fact, colluding with the Trump campaign.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:47
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:47
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 17:19:
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 15:56:
Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset

Central problem is that it proves who "hacked the election" in truth, and it wasn't the Russians (who with an IQ > 10 might believe that story?) No Russians voted anywhere in America on Nov 8, 2016...Lol...;)It was *the Democrats* all along who hacked the election...!
Quite a show in Washington...pass the popcorn.

What it proves is that the deflector in chief is tweeting during his morning constitutional and that's it. Just because he is parroting what he saw mentioned on fox about being wiretapped and immediately following it up with a tweet about Schwarzenegger is nutso. Seeing proof in it is republican.

Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today.
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:19
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Mar 5, 2017, 17:19
 
Dacote wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 15:56:
Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset

Central problem is that it proves who "hacked the election" in truth, and it wasn't the Russians (who with an IQ > 10 might believe that story?) No Russians voted anywhere in America on Nov 8, 2016...Lol...;)It was *the Democrats* all along who hacked the election...! That's why they are so hot to pin phony accusations on Sessions & Trump--it's a favored tactic of crooks--accuse the innocent of your own crimes to try and move the attention off of yourself. It's backfired enormously in this case, because Trump is not about to become a fool for the Democrats. But...Democrats never learn, you can count on that. Stupid is is stupid does, I suppose.

With every Republican starting with GW Bush, the Democrats found that at the first false accusation the Republican candidates freak out in nerve-biting fear because they are cowards without the strength of their own convictions. So they found it easy to manipulate the previous Republican dummies by tossing empty threats and false accusations. This won't work on Trump--they are discovering to their own misfortune. But the best is yet to come!

Poor GW Bush...he seems to have only one goal remaining in his life, and that is to grovel before the people who didn't vote for him and who lied about him egregiously because he wants them to like him now. Aw, Georgy-worgy wants to be loved by the voters who hated and maligned him. GW doesn't seem to care at all about whether the people who voted for him like him at all--and of course, so they don't! His ludicrous war against Trump has its origins in the fact that GW blames Trump for beating his brother Jeb!--ha-ha!--so badly for the nomination. Jealousy is an ugly thing to see. Bush identifies with the entitlement notions of Clinton/Obama/Pelosi and the many racist Democrats now in Congress. How dare an upstart like Trump, who cannot be bought, who owes no special favors, and who actually dares to keep his campaign promises *gasp*--how dare he run for the Presidency and win!? Ah, the cheek--the arrogance of such a thing! So goes the sad Establishment song of the RINOs and Democrats alike.

No more Clintons/Obamas/Bushes...down with dynasties. I'm all for that.

Quite a show in Washington...pass the popcorn...!...;)
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On the digital data/DNA article, wonder why they used the lowly, common-place iPhone as an example? 256 GB? Come on, a mere 1-TB hard drive or SSD is 4x the iPhone's data storage, and costs nowhere near $800...;) Another sensational tech article on the subject of pie-in-the-sky tech at least several decades away, if ever. I think that electronic digital storage will forever be more economical, faster, and far less prone to error than living DNA/biolgical approaches. Can you imagine having to "feed" your hard drive food nutrients every day to keep it alive to keep its data intact?...;) Or, the tissue "burps" and half the data is expunged!
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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Mar 5, 2017, 16:22
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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2017, 16:06:
That's because there was no damaging info, it is all fake news! Come on, get over to Breitbart and educate yourself.

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That's because there was no damaging info, it is all fake news! Come on, get over to Breitbart and educate yourself.
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Barack Obama's master plan:
1) Wiretap the opposition
2) Gather damaging info
3) Say nothing
4) Let him win
5) Ride off into the sunset
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Mar 5, 2017, 15:42
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Saw a tidbit yesterday about how Hugh Jackman was never the primary choice for playing Wolverine. And that his wife who normally plays a major part in his decisions on what roles to take suggested he not do it. (she now admits she was wrong about this one.. :D)

Kind of funny -- now it's tough to imagine it being anyone else.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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