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  1. polymerpunkah

    Coronavirus

    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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    Coronavirus

    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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    Poetry

    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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    Coronavirus

    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.
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    Racism in Southern America..

    "sowing" ffs I'd like to blame auto-correct, but mea culpa.
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    Racism in Southern America..

    "Cry havoc, and let slip the vicious dog whistles of war!" If Covid-19 was Trump's first real test, this might be his second. If he's not careful he might reap what he's been sewing the past three (ten) years. Things could get out of hand very quickly. I hope not.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    So Cummings is the co-owner of a farm that received significant subsidies from the EU, and yet he was the architect of Brexit. Is that down to altruism--that he's willing to sacrifice some portion of his income for the greater good? Or is it that he sees the net benefit to himself being greater post-Brexit than pre-?
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    Milk

    I went to a Whole Foods store a while back, and there were so many alternatives I couldn't find the cow's milk. So I put my basket back in the stack and found another shop. I did yell at a cloud on the way there.
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    Coronavirus

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    Racism in Southern America..

    It looks as if she punts it back at them, all while carrying her purse on her arm. Impressive.
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    Great Documentaries

    I watched it on PBS, or on one of my local provincially-funded channels. I think it's available on the torrent sites, piratebay.org, etc.
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    Amazon

    It's not that, for me. It's that the companies that offer me the closest alternatives run on a similar business model. So if Bezos can get it to me cheaper, and within an acceptable time frame, I'm going to save my money. That said, I shop at my local store every week, usually spending $50-$60; I order from Amazon every few months, spending $100-150. So my local store, with it's local employees, my neighbours, get most of my money.
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    Amazon

    Not only will they deliver a giant tub of (smooth) peanut butter at a $3 savings, they'll deliver you the news, pre-packaged (though without attribution): https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/least-10-tv-stations-aired-amazon-produced-segment-local-newscasts-n1215216 Segments outlining their efforts to promote health and safety within the company. Amazon now manufacturing consent, apparently. It also speaks to the state of TV journalism, of course, that they'd air a segment that arrived at their station via e-mail, without any identification, etc.
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    Amazon

    If I wanted to eat peanuts, I'd eat peanuts. When you buy a pound of butter, do you expect to find little chunks of cheese in it? Jim Pattison, and he really is like a small-town movie villain: he's got a financial interest in all sorts of companies, and when he talks the government listens.
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    Amazon

    I buy from Amazon every few months. They can ship me out a giant tub of (smooth) peanut butter three bucks cheaper than my local store. The virus has meant my local store has shut down their bulk-buy section, so I use Amazon to buy raisins and flax seed as well. Their green tea makes an affordable every-day alternative to the expensive stuff I buy from e-bay. I console myself with the knowledge that the fellow that owns my local store owns half the province already--everything from billboards to car dealerships to TV stations to sawmills--and he does so in part by paying his employees (in my local store and elsewhere) low wages, and keeps them all part time so he doesn't have to provide benefits. I bet the only thing that gives him an erection now is looking at Amazon's business model, the cheap prick.
  19. I thought Stallone was good in "Copland" as well. But that only serves to highlight the endless stream of shite he's provided over the last 40 years. If he'd made even one "Copland" to every 10 Rocky/Rambo iterations he's made, I'd agree he doesn't belong on the list. Maybe if it had been more popular/profitable/well-received, he would have. Can't argue with his success--he hasn't made too many bad decisions overall.
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    Coronavirus

    And now for something completely bullshit.
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    Coronavirus

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