Out of the Blue

Today is Juneteenth, a celebration of the actual end of slavery in the US. This became a national holiday a few years ago, so presumably a lot of people have the day off. It's also a day of mourning for baseball fans, as we say goodbye to Willie Mays, arguably the greatest non-juiced all-around player in the sport's history. He was a central figure in the golden age of baseball, and his passing truly feels like the end of an era.

Obituary: Hall of Famer Willie Mays passes away at 93.

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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 20, 2024, 10:01
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 20, 2024, 10:01
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Jivaro wrote on Jun 20, 2024, 01:47:
I spent my holiday today working an urgent care hotline. I took about 65 calls. Easily 50 of them were...and I am 100% serious...people who wanted to yell at someone because the primary care office was closed today. "What kind of holiday is that?" "This isn't a holiday, why are you closed" etc etc. Tying up an urgent care line with that bullshit intentionally is kindy ugly of people all in itself but I had to hang up on more people today then I think I ever have in my total professional career anywhere all added together. We operate primary care offices in 3 states and 4 metropolitan areas. The complaints only came from Arizona, which I found to be an interesting statistic. Anyway, exactly why I went into health care...to listen to ignorant racists all day. Time for a beer. or 3.
White people, ain't they great.

Sorry you had to put up with that shit.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Gold Rush Miner meals
Jun 20, 2024, 09:58
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Re: OotB: Gold Rush Miner meals Jun 20, 2024, 09:58
Jun 20, 2024, 09:58
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 20, 2024, 09:36:
Wtf, is that a genre of video now, historical meals? If so, how have I missed out on these for so long, lol?

I watched the whole video, now I want to cook historical foods.
I've sent a couple of them in before, I get a kick out of the history as much as the food.
Stuff like breakfast in San Francisco before the Gold Rush costing only 15 cents and during cost $6.
My folks were from rural Ohio, I remember my mom serving canned brown bread, store bought of course. Max went through the history of brown bread and made it, which was cool.and nostalgic.
The Great Molasses Flood | Boston Brown Bread https://youtu.be/KMWrk_94L8Y?si=XUom6n3X_vNKdl5P
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 20, 2024, 09:40
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 20, 2024, 09:40
Jun 20, 2024, 09:40
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 12:51:
Escargot are delicious; or maybe it’s the garlic, shallot, herbed butter sauce they swim in.🧄🧅🌿🧈🍵

Agreed although Roast Hobbit in Orange Sauce is better.
Kittens!
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Re: OotB: Gold Rush Miner meals
Jun 20, 2024, 09:36
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Re: OotB: Gold Rush Miner meals Jun 20, 2024, 09:36
Jun 20, 2024, 09:36
 
Wtf, is that a genre of video now, historical meals? If so, how have I missed out on these for so long, lol?

I watched the whole video, now I want to cook historical foods.
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 20, 2024, 01:47
Jivaro
 
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 20, 2024, 01:47
Jun 20, 2024, 01:47
 Jivaro
 
I spent my holiday today working an urgent care hotline. I took about 65 calls. Easily 50 of them were...and I am 100% serious...people who wanted to yell at someone because the primary care office was closed today. "What kind of holiday is that?" "This isn't a holiday, why are you closed" etc etc. Tying up an urgent care line with that bullshit intentionally is kindy ugly of people all in itself but I had to hang up on more people today then I think I ever have in my total professional career anywhere all added together. We operate primary care offices in 3 states and 4 metropolitan areas. The complaints only came from Arizona, which I found to be an interesting statistic. Anyway, exactly why I went into health care...to listen to ignorant racists all day. Time for a beer. or 3.
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 20, 2024, 01:02
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 20, 2024, 01:02
Jun 20, 2024, 01:02
 
I'm from the Doom Generation.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 19:00
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 19:00
Jun 19, 2024, 19:00
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NKD wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 16:33:
Beamer wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 14:09:
What a profoundly odd statement.

I think we all know what WaltC is trying to say.

I don't because I am from the stupid generation.
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No do over captain
Jun 19, 2024, 17:24
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No do over captain Jun 19, 2024, 17:24
Jun 19, 2024, 17:24
 
As long as it's not Bo Jackson.
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 17:07
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 17:07
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Quboid wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 16:50:
"the actual end of slavery in the US"

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

If your constitutional amendment against slavery includes the word "except", you haven't actually ended slavery.
Gotta leave room for prison sentences to actually work. Leaving that open would have allowed murderers to get off on technicalities, or something.

Also, Cutter is so cute! Our adorable little bigoted fascist. It's almost like he's right there in the room with you, isn't it? ☺️
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This comment was deleted on Jun 19, 2024, 17:01. Reason: Not the occasion for one of your anti-woke diatribes
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 16:50
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 16:50
Jun 19, 2024, 16:50
 Quboid
 
"the actual end of slavery in the US"

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

If your constitutional amendment against slavery includes the word "except", you haven't actually ended slavery.
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 16:33
NKD
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 16:33
Jun 19, 2024, 16:33
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Beamer wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 14:09:
What a profoundly odd statement.

I think we all know what WaltC is trying to say.
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 15:32
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 15:32
Jun 19, 2024, 15:32
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 14:09:
WaltSee wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 14:03:
Mays hails from an era of intelligent Americans
What a profoundly odd statement.
Do you feel as if you missed this era?
LOL
qft


Prez wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 15:12:
Farewell to one of the greats of our time. It seems somewhat poetic that the venerable Mays passed on today of all days. Thank you sir.
He actually died yesterday, Blue is reporting it today.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 15:12
Prez
 
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 15:12
Jun 19, 2024, 15:12
 Prez
 
Farewell to one of the greats of our time. It seems somewhat poetic that the venerable Mays passed on today of all days. Thank you sir.

I am hoping to avoid my family today, as the way they roll their eyes at the mere mention of Juneteenth (hey it's kind of a dumb name but what it symbolizes is profound) will put me in a very bad mood.
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 14:09
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 14:09
Jun 19, 2024, 14:09
 
WaltSee wrote on Jun 19, 2024, 14:03:
Mays hails from an era of intelligent Americans

What a profoundly odd statement.
Do you feel as if you missed this era?
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 14:03
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth Jun 19, 2024, 14:03
Jun 19, 2024, 14:03
 
Willie Mays was great, one of my favorites as a boy...;) (Featured heavily in my APBA baseball games that were so damned good & realistic you'd have trouble stopping--we used to play whole seasons with them--All-Star teams--you name it! Willie was in the APBA's All-Time Greats teams as well (with Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, etc.) He is an icon of American history, a man all Americans can cheer! Mays hails from an era of intelligent Americans and was one of them himself, as he proved over and over again. He's gone now--knocked it right out of the park!...;) Say, hey, Willie!

If you are not familiar with APBA Games, go here: http://apbagames.com/

They support a number of sports in addition to baseball, and you use stats derived from the real records of real players compiled over their actual seasons! Lots of fun--one of the things I miss most. They make a computer version of their Baseball games, I believe--I've never played that one--but these are the best board games ever made, imo, especially if you are a sports fan to any degree. Willie is missed and will be remembered for a long, long time to come.

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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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 13:26
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Cyberattack led to harrowing lapses at Ascension hospitals, clinicians say NPR
“a nurse at an Ascension hospital in Wichita, Kansas, said he had a frightening experience: He nearly gave a baby “the wrong dose of narcotic” because of confusing paperwork.”
“A patient was given a narcotic intended for another patient and the patient who got the meds had to put on a ventilator and sent to the ICU.”
Before computers everyone must have been at or near death since all they had to rely on was “confusing paperwork.”
A nurse should know the proper dosage of a common medicine and not have to rely on a computer.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Jun 19, 2024, 12:51
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Jun 19, 2024, 12:51
 
Escargot are delicious; or maybe it’s the garlic, shallot, herbed butter sauce they swim in.🧄🧅🌿🧈🍵
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Juneteenth
Jun 19, 2024, 11:56
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I noticed a decrease of fire fighters in town because of the disaster in Ruidoso New Mexico.

Not to be confused with Ruidosa Texas an unincorporated desert village in Presidio County, Texas. Although called a ghost town by some sources, there were 43 inhabitants as of 2000 and a small store.
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I’ve seen a short or two pop up in YouTube that featured the image of a Shoebill, I ignored them because it looked like an AI generated ChatGPT abomination.
Much to my chagrin
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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