Out of the Blue

Heads up, there's a blood moon tonight. I know this is just an expression, and we just discussed the silliness of superstitions on Friday the 13th. But if you're out in the woods during a blood moon and something awful happens, it feels like you have no one but yourself to blame.

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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 17, 2022, 02:41
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 17, 2022, 02:41
May 17, 2022, 02:41
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 16, 2022, 18:17:
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 16, 2022, 12:44:
Yeah but WE'RE the ones who have a 'derangement syndrome'.
NPR's FRESH AIR with Dave Davies
(37 minutes w/transcript)
Has Tucker Carlson created the most racist show in the history of cable news?
He's just asking questions.
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 18:17
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 18:17
May 16, 2022, 18:17
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 16, 2022, 12:44:
Yeah but WE'RE the ones who have a 'derangement syndrome'.
NPR's FRESH AIR with Dave Davies
(37 minutes w/transcript)
Has Tucker Carlson created the most racist show in the history of cable news?
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
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Re: Bel Air mansion flops at auction after being listed at $87.8 million
May 16, 2022, 15:17
Kxmode
 
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Re: Bel Air mansion flops at auction after being listed at $87.8 million May 16, 2022, 15:17
May 16, 2022, 15:17
 Kxmode
 
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became a pauper in a town called Bel-Air
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 15:14
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 15:14
May 16, 2022, 15:14
 Kxmode
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 16, 2022, 11:35:
They're using Star Citizen's River Tech (registered trademark)
[Pat. Pend.]
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 15:11
Kxmode
 
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May 16, 2022, 15:11
 Kxmode
 
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"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 13:31
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 13:31
May 16, 2022, 13:31
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 16, 2022, 12:07:
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 16, 2022, 11:35:
They're using Star Citizen's River Tech (registered trademark)

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So I over hear an older couple (well, older than me, and I'm 62) at breakfast, espousing a theory that Biden is directly responsible for the baby formula shortage for some nefarious purpose. I guess they'll also blame him for the Skittles and Starbursts shortage...
I have to stuff dirty socks in my mouth whenever I go out.
Today’s overheard breakfast conversation was “The people that rule everything want the US to fail…”
I wanted to ask the following:
1. Who are those people. Where are they based. What’s the requirement for membership.
2. If they control everything, why is the US not under their control.
3. Is there any other place that’s not under their control. What are they doing to cause the US to fail.
and the kicker
4. How do we thwart the people that rule everything.

But alas I could not due to said sock.

Yeah. White Replacement depends upon people believing that old White Men want to replace old White Men. It's insane. There's absolutely no valid reason you can say that's true, which is why they end up going "they hate America and want to destroy it!"

What's destroying America is xenophobia, because it's been our immigration policy that kept us growing, kept people willing to do the absolute entry level service roles, and kept brilliant people coming here to build something rather than building something in their home country.
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 12:44
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 12:44
May 16, 2022, 12:44
 
Yeah but WE'RE the ones who have a 'derangement syndrome'.
- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 12:07
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 12:07
May 16, 2022, 12:07
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 16, 2022, 11:35:
They're using Star Citizen's River Tech (registered trademark)

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So I over hear an older couple (well, older than me, and I'm 62) at breakfast, espousing a theory that Biden is directly responsible for the baby formula shortage for some nefarious purpose. I guess they'll also blame him for the Skittles and Starbursts shortage...
I have to stuff dirty socks in my mouth whenever I go out.
Today’s overheard breakfast conversation was “The people that rule everything want the US to fail…”
I wanted to ask the following:
1. Who are those people. Where are they based. What’s the requirement for membership.
2. If they control everything, why is the US not under their control.
3. Is there any other place that’s not under their control. What are they doing to cause the US to fail.
and the kicker
4. How do we thwart the people that rule everything.

But alas I could not due to said sock.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 11:55
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning May 16, 2022, 11:55
May 16, 2022, 11:55
 
Yeah, having purchased a house last summer, I've been paying a lot of attention to the real estate market out here. This is an expensive area, but I've seen a few cutoffs, A home under a million will sell in a weekend. A home up to $1.5 will probably do the same, as it's still the sweet spot, at least $1.4. Up to $2.0, you'll still sell quickly. Up to $2.5, you'll sell. But over that, expect to be on the market. I've seen more than a few people be frustrated that their $4.0M+ house hasn't sold in 60 days, but in any region outside of Mountain View, how many people are realistically open to a house that costs that much?

Speaking of Mountain View, a recruiter from a company out there reached out to me, and it's my favorite part of the country, so my wife and I looked at real estate. The average home purchase price last month was $1.9M. An 1800 square foot 3 bed 3 bath ranch with a detached garage sells for $3-$4M. It's absolute lunacy.
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May 16, 2022, 11:48
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May 16, 2022, 11:48
 
Mega Mansion auction flop:

Here's the thing, having a wife who used to be in the real estate business. Expensive homes (even normal expensive homes, like some $5 million homes around here, sit on the market for sale a LONG time. These are niche homes. Not your usual buyer, and not a lot of them. Most buyers for that kind of house know that it's going to sit on the market a long time, and they'll wait or low ball the offer.

The auction house totally bullshitted that guy because even $50 million is an absurd price for that house, even in this market. No one is going to be beating the doors down to buy it, and certainly not at auction. At auction you want a deal.

That guy should have spent less on toys and stuck some of his money in a safe investment portfolio.

There's a whole service industry here of companies and even live in couples, who maintain those kinds of homes for you while it's for sale, and you go live in your other house. Because it could take years. There was a $1.75 mil place here for sale several years ago. Sat on the market for almost two years even with the price cut in half. The owners wound up donating it to a Jewish college to write it off as a tax loss, and the school turned it into a dormitory.

- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 11:36
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Cutter wrote on May 15, 2022, 14:19:
McFarlane got off way too light - same with the rest of those war criminals. They all should have went to prison for a very long time. Yet, just like Nixon and co. they all got pardons too. GOP corruption at its finest.

It's how the US Empire works. Has nothing to do with a particular party. As long as the actions profit the US Empire's interests, doesn't matter who did what, they will be pardoned by the Empire.

Same thing for the opposite, as long as the actions hinder the US Empire's interests, doesn't matter if they were 100% lawful, they will be persecuted, prosecuted and found "guilty".
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 11:35
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May 16, 2022, 11:35
 
They're using Star Citizen's River Tech (registered trademark)

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So I over hear an older couple (well, older than me, and I'm 62) at breakfast, espousing a theory that Biden is directly responsible for the baby formula shortage for some nefarious purpose. I guess they'll also blame him for the Skittles and Starbursts shortage...

- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 16, 2022, 11:02
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May 16, 2022, 11:02
 Kxmode
 
The more I watch the Avatar 2 trailer, the more I am amazed by the visuals. It's easy to overlook them because of the excellent work on the first film. However, there are a lot of improvements in that Avatar 2 trailer that show the technology has advanced considerably. The water and environment significantly improved, especially how the light hits things, including the Na'vi. It's worth remembering virtually every scene in Avatar 2 is CG rendered.
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 15, 2022, 23:37
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May 15, 2022, 23:37
 
China moves spy satellite to photograph Top Gun prop jet

Given that LockMart consulted on the design of the secret plane in the movie, maybe it's not that strange to try and snap some pics.
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 15, 2022, 23:09
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1badmf wrote on May 15, 2022, 17:06:
RedEye9 wrote on May 15, 2022, 16:10:
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May 15, 2022, 22:17
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GaianElite wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:24:
Maybe he should try flipping the mansion? I heard that attracts buyers. It's always odd to me seeing these homes, wealth beyond means and ability. Would feel strange stepping in one, modern styles do nothing for me.

Well that's the stupid thing, unless someone had the exact same taste as you do you're pretty much going to gut the place and redo as you want. Still, if you can afford 50+ million for a place spending several more million to redo it isn't a big deal. That's the sickness that is affluenza.
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Re: OotB: Timely Bloody Warning
May 15, 2022, 21:11
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RedEye9 wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:51:
1badmf wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:43:
GaianElite wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:24:
Maybe he should try flipping the mansion? I heard that attracts buyers. It's always odd to me seeing these homes, wealth beyond means and ability. Would feel strange stepping in one, modern styles do nothing for me.

in general i like open spaces and lots of light, but the flashy millennial stuff i can do without. just give me a large shaded patio, a breezy entertainment room with big windows, and maybe an observatory on the roof and i'm as happy as a pig in shit XD
You guys would never make it in the billionairenerd club.
Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson https://www.bluesnews.com/s/159560/evening-interviews
I will say one thing, if I somehow maxed out my nerddom and became wealthy, I would probably explore other ventures and things that have positive impact on others. Maybe work on infrastructure projects.
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Hardline Mike wrote on May 15, 2022, 17:35:
Remember on blood moons zombies can beat down your door so dig a little pit outside to trap them.

I live in Kentucky.. Zombies are just practice for when they can shoot down delivery drones
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May 15, 2022, 20:51
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May 15, 2022, 20:51
 
1badmf wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:43:
GaianElite wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:24:
Maybe he should try flipping the mansion? I heard that attracts buyers. It's always odd to me seeing these homes, wealth beyond means and ability. Would feel strange stepping in one, modern styles do nothing for me.

in general i like open spaces and lots of light, but the flashy millennial stuff i can do without. just give me a large shaded patio, a breezy entertainment room with big windows, and maybe an observatory on the roof and i'm as happy as a pig in shit XD
You guys would never make it in the billionairenerd club.
Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson https://www.bluesnews.com/s/159560/evening-interviews
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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May 15, 2022, 20:43
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May 15, 2022, 20:43
 
GaianElite wrote on May 15, 2022, 20:24:
Maybe he should try flipping the mansion? I heard that attracts buyers. It's always odd to me seeing these homes, wealth beyond means and ability. Would feel strange stepping in one, modern styles do nothing for me.

in general i like open spaces and lots of light, but the flashy millennial stuff i can do without. just give me a large shaded patio, a breezy entertainment room with big windows, and maybe an observatory on the roof and i'm as happy as a pig in shit XD
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