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    Donald Trump

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/501567-bush-romney-wont-support-trump-reelection-new-york-times New York Times reporting that neither George Bush nor Mitt Romney will support Trump's reelection campaign. I doubt Bush in particular will intrude into a presidential race by saying this openly. But I hope he does.
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    Donald Trump

    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/07/871636604/colin-powell-says-hes-voting-for-biden Another high profile Republican, and general, speaks out against Trump.
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    What constitutes the perfect cooked breakfast?

    I'm guessing there's some avocado just out of frame on the bottom. Though it could be beans. Same difference.
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    Racism in Southern America..

    Why were they galloping down the street at those people? A (at least in one case fairly accurate) re-enactment of the charge of the Light Brigade?
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    Donald Trump

    The story immediately below that includes this statement: He really is a thoughtless prick.
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    The GF book thread

    Blackhawk Down Mark Bowden Really enjoyed the movie, and the book is just as good. Goes a bit more into the friction between the various groups of soldiers, and the cause and aftermath of the conflict. 8 of 10
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    Donald Trump

    Ever since Trump was elected, I've been thinking of a fellow named Joseph Welsh, who was a lawyer for the US Army during the McCarthy (anti-communist US politician who ruined more than a few lives and who was willing to say anything or slur anyone if he thought it to his advantage) era. He's famous for confonting McCarthy: Welch excluded himself from the remainder of the hearings with a parting shot to McCarthy:[32] "Mr. McCarthy, I will not discuss this further with you... You have seen fit to bring [the Fisher/NLG affair] out, and if there is a God in heaven, it will do neither you nor your cause any good! I will not discuss it further... You, Mr. Chairman, may as you will, call the next witness!"[33] After Welch deferred to Chairman Mundt to call the next witness, the gallery burst into applause.[34] It was the beginning of McCarthy's rapid downfall. I've been wondering if there was another Welch out there, and if there was, whether or not he or she would be listened to. Maybe it's Mattis--I hope it's Mattis--though I think in this day and age, he'll be ignored by, at least, Trump's base. Maybe it will take more than one voice; Obama spoke again tonight. Maybe more tomorrow.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    It really is all about the light.
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    Tunes that are just fucking ace.....

    Following Red74's mention in another thread:
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    The experiment continues. School is back in here in BC. Approximately 1/3 of kids have shown up. Our government has done a good job so far; I hope they don't get this wrong, as it looks to be a fairly bold step.
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    I don't know if it still applies to you in the UK, but you might want to look into EU 261. Regulations regarding passenger rights for flights involving EU countries.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    I've read some horror stories with people attempting to cancel/rebook, but also some good stories as well. My flights were booked with frequent flyer points, so happily all refunded, and I hadn't booked too many other things, so no major loss for me. I'm going to try and replicate the trip for next spring; as you say, hopefully things will have settled down by then.
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    Pictures you've taken that you think are cool

    New York City Was supposed to be there in a couple of days...goddam virus.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    Zerozerozero It's okay, but not great. The plot is a bit sketchy, IMO, and I didn't really care about any of the characters, good or bad. Might just be corona-virus-induced TV overload, but I don't think so. 6.5 of 10
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    If someone engineered this, and made it so that it weakened over time, they'd've sent the ransom demands already.
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    Carry Yon Coffin
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Plus all the pomace you can eat.
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    Happy Birthday Clint Eastwood

    "Go ahead, make my birthday."
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    The Space Thread

    Happened to watch a bit of the movie about Armstrong last night, which included this little ditty. Seemed appropriate to the times, even if it is 50 years old.
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    Blood red Skin shed Not dead Arbutus Are beauteous My one and only poem. I tried to get it published. They told me to go climb a tree. Philistines.
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    In Canada, at least, it's been a question of fine margins. Here in BC, population 5 million, half of that in Vancouver, we've had 164 deaths so far. Ontario (15 million) and Quebec (8 million) have had 2,200 and 4,400 deaths respectively. The virus first appeared in Ontario and BC around the same time, and later in Quebec. But it seems the government here in BC made some very good decisions in keeping the virus from spreading in senior living facilities. 80% of deaths in Canada have been in such facilities. A good supply of PPE, providing financial support to employees of such facilities so they worked in only one facility and didn't travel between homes, and better infrastructure (few multi-person rooms, etc) are getting credit.