Out of the Blue

The pushback against the occasion has intensified in recent years, but today is still officially Columbus Day here in the US, one of just a dozen observed federal holidays. Interestingly, this official designation came in 1968, so the controversy over the occasion was probably there from the very start. Here's an interesting bit of Columbus Day trivia. It's one of only two federal holidays here in the US where stock trading is permitted. The other is Veterans/Armistice Day.

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buckrussell wrote on Oct 13, 2021, 10:17:
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oh great. the butthurt crew has made it to bluesnews. all good things come to an end i guess.
Your post may have been over-moderated. There is less danger of this if you don't go out of your way to express yourself in such an unpleasant manner.
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buckrussell wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 09:23:
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oh great. the butthurt crew has made it to bluesnews. all good things come to an end i guess.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 10:50:
Actually without something to protect it from the solar winds which previously evaporated its water and atmosphere -- dumping water onto the surface of Mars would likely be a futile effort.
Science will provide.
Direct the ice chunks to targets, collect to underground reservoirs for domed or underground cities.
Or let's hypothesize fusion drilling and seeding Mars interior with heavy dense elements like the fabled hot Buckrussballs, generating strong convective rotating currents in its melting core.
And so creating a new planetary magnetic field, protective of the atmosphere.
Source: out of my @ss Scholar


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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 17:21:
Don’t ask, just watch. Prepare to be amazed.
4 years old Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

ROFLMAO! "I wear a blue suit and a rolex watch so I can enter the world of satanists."
Thanks RE9
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Actually without something to protect it from the solar winds which previously evaporated its water and atmosphere -- dumping water onto the surface of Mars would likely be a futile effort.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 16:15:
If Mars were as big as Venus, it would have had a protective Van Allen belt and kept all of its water. Due to its distance from the sun, it would have been cold, but much more habitable than it is today. We would have had our very own Hoth.
A tragedy.
If humanity attains fusion, and I think it will, I believe that terraforming Mars would be possible.
How ? Flotillas of automated fusion powered drones carefully bringing slowly to Mars orbit, tens or hundreds of thousands of giant chunks of ice from the Jupiter rings.
And sending those in orbit, in calculated friction evaporating re-entries, enriching the atmosphere with vapor and rains.
Mirror like particles dispersed in certain orbits to concentrate the scant heat from the sun.
Eventually, after decades or centuries, lakes on an habitable surface.
The New Martian Chronicles ...

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Amazing ice shaving of Japanese bartenders
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Amazing, yes, but I sure hope he wears gloves when he's handling my ice.
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Hey Buck, don't you have some emails to exchange with Chucky?
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buckrussell wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 09:23:
... an imbecile.
Thanks, I'm moved by your gruff sincerity.


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Ozmodan wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 08:05:
I get a charge out of all the people that want to denigrate history. My feeling is to celebrate both. People fail to realize that most of the people living in this hemisphere were still in the stone age and we all know how humans treat such.

they are stupid and don't really "know" their history. they only parrot the (usually misguided) narrative they've been fed from other idiots and they do what they've been conditioned to do. this world is doomed.
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americans just need to cry. it's in our blood. the only good thing about all this cancel culture nonsense is that, eventually, these cry babies will run out of the low hanging fruit and start turning on each other. they cannot stand when things aren't exactly how THEY think they should be but once the "common" outrage triggers are removed, they'll have no choice but to start going after each other since one person thinks fingernails should only be 1 inch maximum length but another person thinks fingernails shouldn't be restricted goddammit they are MY nails and i can do what i want with them waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.
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I get a charge out of all the people that want to denigrate history. My feeling is to celebrate both. People fail to realize that most of the people living in this hemisphere were still in the stone age and we all know how humans treat such.
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El Pit wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 05:27:
That Russia, China, and some other countries hate the Columbus Day - understandable. That US citizens hate it... Well... Yeah, I get it because of how the native Americans have been hunted down and put into "reservations". But all people with non-native ancestors not liking Columbus Day? Hm. Okay.
"America" intermittently massacred and confined the natives, enslaved black people.

The rest of America enslaved the natives, also black people, massacres too but somewhat scaled down (Black Legend).
Had lots of mixed marriages to the point of almost absorbing the native and black population in some countries. So the native people proportion is very high, while in the USA they are relatively few left.
And Columbus and the Spanish excesses, greed and cruelty, were common school learning since the 60s, though toned down.
Columbus statues have been taken down in recent years.
What's to like ?


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Columbus day brought to you by the Mafia and all the pols on it's payoff.

Rolling Stone desparately trying to fit into the current generation that is nothing at all like young people were in it's heyday. They should just remove the "of all time" and call it greatest hits people under 30 have heard.
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.
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That Russia, China, and some other countries hate the Columbus Day - understandable. That US citizens hate it... Well... Yeah, I get it because of how the native Americans have been hunted down and put into "reservations". But all people with non-native ancestors not liking Columbus Day? Hm. Okay.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Prez wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 22:07:
It's kind of weird how attached to labels people are. Call it whatever you want, but be honest about the true history and it's impact. On the one hand, l might not be sitting here in this country if it weren't for Columbus' expedition (though someone would have claimed it eventually) but let's not gloss over the fact of how it was done and what it did to native Americans.

You are right, there is 1 good thing he did.. colonize French Guiana - then lose it to the French, now part of the EU .. which gives the EU an enclave in that region it can use for space launches... without Columbus we might not have that
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It's kind of weird how attached to labels people are. Call it whatever you want, but be honest about the true history and it's impact. On the one hand, l might not be sitting here in this country if it weren't for Columbus' expedition (though someone would have claimed it eventually) but let's not gloss over the fact of how it was done and what it did to native Americans.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 19:59:
Actually I like my version much more, for conciseness and clarity and enough with zombies.
Sent an email about it to William at Penguin Random House but the cunt never wrote back.
I can be a bit cocky at times, but I don't think I'd ever believe I could say something better than Will did.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 14:34:
Slightly out of order, but yes.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, ...

Actually I like my version much more, for conciseness and clarity and enough with zombies.
Sent an email about it to William at Penguin Random House but the cunt never wrote back.



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