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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

October 30th, 2018, 9:44 am

This is the time you wish the full set of emojis were supported here.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

November 8th, 2018, 10:11 am

the far-left is continuing its attack on the media
Antifa published the home addresses of several journalists on twitter, including Tucker Carlson (and also his brother's address), Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and others.
As a result, an antifa  mob showed up at Tucker Carlson's home
Protesters Send Message to Tucker Carlson outside His Home: ‘We Know Where You Sleep at Night’
Carlson described coping with public harassment during a recent appearance on National Review’s The Jamie Weinstein Show.
“I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at,” Carlson said. “I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream,‘F*** you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal.”
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

November 8th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Journalists, like official Trump campaigner Sean Hannity?
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

November 8th, 2018, 1:33 pm

12 people killed in a mass shooting in California. The customary GOP/NRA thoughts and prayers are coming forthwith.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

November 8th, 2018, 1:39 pm

12 people killed in a mass shooting in California. The customary GOP/NRA thoughts and prayers are coming forthwith.
"people kill people, guns don't kill people"
 
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November 8th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Journalists, like official Trump campaigner Sean Hannity?
it would seem that you condone mobs descending on the homes of journalists and haranguing their family members
 
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November 8th, 2018, 2:16 pm

Real journalists, no. I have no sympathy for the people you named above. A little sympathy for their family, but that only goes so far.
 
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November 8th, 2018, 2:18 pm

12 people killed in a mass shooting in California. The customary GOP/NRA thoughts and prayers are coming forthwith.
"people kill people, guns don't kill people"
Right, but people with guns kill a lot more people than, say, people with asparagus.
 
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November 8th, 2018, 2:28 pm

RIP
California has some of the nation's most stringent gun control laws
This was an attack on a "college country night" at a bar in Thousand Oaks, with the colleges in question being Pepperdine and California Lutheran, both of which are Christian schools
Presumably the murderer had an antipathy towards both country music and Christians
 
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November 8th, 2018, 2:42 pm

RIP
California has some of the nation's most stringent gun control laws
This was an attack on a "college country night" at a bar in Thousand Oaks, with the colleges in question being Pepperdine and California Lutheran, both of which are Christian schools
Presumably the murderer had an antipathy towards both country music and Christians
If you are trying to insinuate something, I have an alibi.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

November 16th, 2018, 5:37 pm

The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves
Nothing you didn't know about.
 
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November 16th, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves
Nothing you didn't know about.
Hard to argue strenuously against that.
 
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Today, 7:25 am

Finnish leaf-raking

According to Trump, Finnish people "spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don’t have any problem."

I can bet Collector is raking leaves in his forest now.
 
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Today, 8:05 am

indeed, raking fire lines is essential
, fire rake
A fire rake is a wildland fire fighting tool. A fire rake has a wooden or fiberglass handle with a rake head consisting of four sharp, serrated, triangular steel blades. It is used to rake a fire break with the sharp teeth, enabling it to reach fire in undergrowth in addition to loose surface debris. A McLeod, which is sometimes called a rake hoe, is a similar tool whose rake portion looks more like a steel rake but with sharp edges on the teeth. The teeth of the more traditional fire rake which resemble the teeth of a great white shark allow it to penetrate deeper into the undergrowth when necessary. The preference for one implement over the other is somewhat subjective.
A fire fighter will rake burning material back into the (black) area already burned, moving the fire away from the fuel ahead of it to create a fire break. The burning material is left to burn itself out away from the edge of the fire line, or another fire fighter with a fire flapper will smother it if required. The tool will cut through any undergrowth that may be burning and overturn some soil, further assisting in creating a fire break, thus smothering fire. This can reduce the temperature of burning materials below their threshold of ignition.
Given that the variant  McLeod (tool) was invented in 1905 by the eponymous US Forest Service Ranger McLeod, at the Sierra National Forest, it would indeed be ironic if the Finns use them but the US Forest Service no longer does
As wiki notes,
The McLeod was designed to rake fire lines with the teeth and cut branches and sod with the sharpened hoe edge
As for cleaning forests, doing things such as removing dead trees helps prevent forest fires.

edit: I've just seen the WaPo correction. Did they really not know that a fire rake was a thing?
 
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