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PVW
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

I love irony, and look forward to pages of arguing over argumentativeness.

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EBennett
Discussion: February Cold ... and Snow!

On mornings like this I worry about the abandoned cat who has settled into our backyard. As usual, she came out of her shelter and rolled around on the cold concrete asking for a belly rub.

Even though she seemed to be fine I still put a heated corn bag in her shelter for warmth and put a little sugar in her water so it wouldn't freeze so quickly.

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nohero
Discussion: What does Putin want (and whatabout it)

paulsurovell said:

Glad that my post generated so much interest in Andrew Latham. But surprised (or maybe not) that no interest has been expressed in the same post's quote of Gen Petraeus, a hawk, that suggests a shift in military thinking toward acknowledging that Ukraine may have to give up territory to end the war.

Nobody's actually interested in Andrew Latham's views, but your reliance on one of his old columns prompted other people here to do the background reading that you didn't do.

Yes, Petraeus said something. Unlike yourself, others here don't take everything he says on any topic as Gospel.

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nohero
Discussion: SOTU

jimmurphy said:

Smedley said:

Yeah, Biden has exceeded my (low) expectations, at least of late. He's held it together without an implosion or major stumble longer than I thought he would have. He's lucky that he has the far right as such easy foils, and I still think he's senile and too damn old to be president. But I have to give him credit for getting by.

He may “dodder” a bit and stumble on words due to the stutter, but Biden is not senile. He handled that room and manipulated the Rs like a pro. 

His best speech, bar none.

Please give that a rest unless you are willing to back up your opinion with specifics.  Otherwise you’re just being an ageist crank.

Biden carefully set out a trap for the Republicans, and they walked right into it, over the GOP plans for Social Security.

There may have been some slow thinkers in the room, but Biden wasn't one of them.

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ml1
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

Whoa. As soon as I typed that, the last word popped into my head.  First QB in a couple of months :-)

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Morganna
Discussion: February Cold ... and Snow!

Brought hot water and both wet and dry food out to my 2 feral cats who were snug in their heated houses. If anyone needs a regular feral cat shelter message me and I'll help locate one or tell you how to make one. Its brutal out there and we no longer have St. Hubert's doing TNR or rescue! Keep your eyes open for pregnant community cats.

But on a positive note, this was 2 years ago.

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PVW
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

nohero said:

By the way, the reason I used a screen shot instead of embedding is because Elon "locked" his tweets - based on a yet another random theory that the Twitter algorithm may make "locked" tweets more available to a larger audience. 


Wait, doesn't Elon Musk own twitter? Can't he just ask the people who built it how the algorithm works? Wait, those people were fired? Well who made that decision? Oh.

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sbenois
Discussion: James Buchanan

Maplewoodstock 2011

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DaveSchmidt
Discussion: SOTU

Jaytee said:

What does Winnie have to do with the deficit?

Tax revenue falls in a bear market.

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ml1
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

paulsurovell said:

The article is very terse, so one needs to use a little common sense. Musk has a deep grasp of and experience with the technical issues that underlie the goal of electrification of the economy (the subject of the talks) -- from power generation to equipment and products -- so that likely came into play during the talks.

Edited to add: And I'm fascinated with this new theory that cancel culture doesn't exist.

the "cancel culture" you're imagining doesn't exist.

The cancel culture that ended Colin Kaepernick's career, stalled The Chicks' career, and has people freaked out over the 1619 Project -- yeah, that cancel culture exists. 

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