OPEN THREAD 20191113

Basically, all legal free speech is allowed. We will assist the authorities in dealing with illegal speech. You are each other’s moderators. Have fun. And don’t forget to MAGA at nuclear levels.

Citizen U

PS – this is DAY 7.

The 7th element is NITROGEN.

Like boron and carbon, nitrogen has two stable isotopes, 14 and 15.

Nitrogen wants to be air – badly. It conspires with itself to be a FAKE INERT GAS and stay airborne. Making nitrogen not be air is rough. But because it’s damn useful for life, an enormous amount of intelligence has been invested in making dear nitrogen not be air on life-supporting scales.

Thanks to nitrogen, you get to enjoy the show! SO ENJOY THE SHOW!

161 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20191113

      1. Wolf….. I have a request……
        Can we maybe have the “Open” thread post around 7pm or so instead of Midnight?
        I have thoughts (occasionally) that I would like to post but can’t stay up all night waiting for the open thread (I have to get up EARLY to go to work) πŸ™‚
        Just a request from TPTB (You)….
        Thanks for your consideration.

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        1. Unfortunately, that creates an “off by one” error in the searches, so when people search by date, they get the WRONG posts. I do them as early as I can – 1 minute after midnight – so we get the full day of posts on the thread which comes up for that day in searches.

          What happens after that (which is normal) is that people want new threads to go to the top. So the most recent open thread is near the top, but usually there is a long Flep post ahead of it, because it came after midnight, and there is scrolling required.

          I will be playing with themes that reduce that issue. However, not right now. I *must* get a post out tonight, before morning.

          I’d say just post on whatever thread is LATEST. If it’s not vulgar or uncivil, I would even recommend not posting it HERE, but on the Q tree, where it will get more traffic right now.

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  1. Nitrogen.

    Actually in the grand scheme of things it’s quite rare compared to oxygen. Don’t let the amount of nitrogen in the atmosphere fool you.

    Half the rocks in the earth’s crust are oxygen by weight. That makes the 3 or 4 pounds of atmospheric oxygen per square inch of the earth’s surface look like nothing.

    Atmospheric nitrogen is quite inert and only a few species of organisms can use it; they end up “fixing” or depositing nitrogen compounds in the soil for other plants to use. Without those nitrogen fixers, we’d not exist.

    Nitrogen appears in just about every explosive compound too. So maybe today will be the Boom, the Ka-boom, or the Ka-fucking-boom we’ve been waiting for.

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    1. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley since the 80’s. Nitrogen is a major industrial gas here — it’s frequently used, first to purge reaction chambers and then (when the process can be atmospheric) as a neutral gas. The news has recorded a number of industrial accidents from nitrogen asphyxiation and — based on this — I believe it to be the most humane method of lethal execution available.

      Nitrogen is colorless, odorless, and comprises 78% of everyday air. Most common asphyxiation symptoms result from a buildup of CO2 — panting, panic, sweating, discomfort — which are not found with nitrogen asphyxiation. The earliest symptom is fainting from oxygen depletion, and the next symptom is death.

      If you’re involved with physics, or applied physics (such as SCUBA), you also see how things go sideways quickly. In a normal breath, you inhale 78% nitrogen, 2% stuff, and 20% oxygen……then you exhale 78% nitrogen, 2% stuff, 1% CO2, and 19% oxygen. But on your first breath of pure nitrogen, you inhale 100% nitrogen…….and then you exhale 78% nitrogen, 2% stuff, 1% CO2, and 19% oxygen. Instead of renewing the oxygen in your blood in each breath, you exhale oxygen. Theoretically, it’d be better to hold your breath — except for the buildup of CO2 and resulting effects. The level of oxygen in your blood plunges rapidly and soon cannot sustain consciousness.

      If I had a beloved pet that faced a life of pain, I would choose euthanasia through nitrogen asphyxiation. I would have no problem with anyone on death row to experience nitrogen asphyxiation. Were I ever to face a death sentence myself, my choice would be nitrogen asphyxiation. If I ever faced a terminal situation and decided not to face the final months of pain, nitrogen asphyxiation would be my method of choice.

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          1. This is correct. I’m sorry my reply wasn’t timely, but I’m still fighting with site navigation here. I’ve got a ton of stuff blocked or neutered, and that often leaves me stranded in odd places.


    2. I can’t really hang with you physics guys, but I do happen to know that if you go to Dublin and order a pint at the St. James’ Gate Brewery, the luscious creamy white head that will adorn your beverage arises from a process of infusing nitrogen into Guinness stout.

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    3. Steve how interesting of a post. You are full of interesting knowledge. Do you have a photogenic memory?
      I only remember useless stuff no one is interested in πŸ™‚

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    1. So weird. If you had told me fifteen years ago that Blockbuster would be out of business I would’ve been surprised, but happy b/c they were not the most family friendly company.

      Netflix had a good business model but it was NOT obvious until relatively recently how toxic they are.

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      1. Meanwhile RedBox movie rental boxes are thriving. The overnight rental price is now $1.75, but that’s dirt cheap compared to most of the video rental stores that now have gone out of business.

        We get regular promo codes from RedBox, so our movie rentals are usually only $1.00.

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  2. here to stay ?

    what the hell’s going on here ?


    Meet the American Students Last Lobby

    Nov 13, 2019

    by Michelle Malkin

    FTA ….

    Who is funding the militant illegal immigrant youth army of thousands of entitled “Dreamers”
    that marched on…D.C. for the Supreme Court hearing this week on… Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty program ?

    Follow the money; find the truth…Call them what they are : the “American Students Last” lobby…

    …and let’s start with Charles Kock and the Libre Initiative into which he has poured more than $10 Million since 2011 under the catchy little slogan “Limited Government. Unlimited Opportunity”.

    translated : drivers’ licenses for illegals, in-state tuition for illegals and securing a Congressional deal to codify Obama’s blanket deportation shields and work permits for 800,000 illegal students if the Supreme Court strikes down the deal.

    much more on this in Ms Malkin’s article.

    let’s make that anti-American, militant BS the illegals’ last lobby .

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  3. Good morning, my fellow vulgarians! Joke time! Short one first:

    SUBJECT: Additional Training

    It is now and always has been the policy of this Company to assure it’s employees are well trained. Through our Special High Intensity Training (SHIT) program, we have given our employees more SHIT than any other company in the area.

    If any employee feels that he or she could advance to another position by taking more SHIT, see your supervisor.

    Our management people are specially trained to assure that you will get all the SHIT you can handle.

    Any individual who feels he or she has not received sufficient SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING, tell your supervisor, so he can put you at the top of the SHIT list.

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  4. What NOT to name your dog!

    Everybody who has a dog calls him “Rover” or “Boy” — I call mine “Sex.” Now Sex has been very embarrassing to me. When I went to City Hall to renew my dog license, I told the clerk that I would like to have a license for Sex. He said, “I’d like to have one, too.” Then I said, “But this is a dog.” He said he didn’t care what she looked like. Then I said, “You don’t understand, I’ve had Sex since I was nine years old.” He said, “You must have been quite a kid!”

    On my honeymoon, I took the dog with us and told the hotel clerk that I wanted a room for my wife and me, and a special room for Sex. He said every room in the place was for sex. I said, “You don’t understand – Sex keeps me awake at night.” The clerk said, “Me, too.”

    One day, I entered Sex in a contest but, before the competition began, the dog ran away. Another contestant asked me why I was just standing there looking around. I told him I had planned to have Sex in the contest. He told me I should have sold tickets of my own. “But you don’t understand,” I said. “I had hoped to have Sex on T.V.” He called me a show-off.

    When my wife and I separated, we went to court to fight for custody of the dog. I said, “Your Honor, I had Sex before I was married.” The judge said, “Me, too.” Then I told him that after I was married, Sex left me. He said, “Me, too.

    Last night, Sex ran off again. I spent hours looking around town for him. A cop came over to me and asked, “What are you doing in the alley at 4 a.m.?” I said, “I am looking for Sex.”

    My case comes up Friday.

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            1. OK,I found your quote over on The Q Tree blog.

              It would be helpful if you were a little more specific if you are going to make out of the blue comments.

              And here is the rest of that quote for the record:

              “Free speech, and the open exchange and hashing out of ideas is not only allowed, but encouraged. If we all don’t use it, we’re going to lose it. A little incivility goes a long way, though. Everyone here has closely held convictions and values. Stepping on them might result in something like this:”

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              1. OK, I’m sorry. I hadn’t realized you were having another schizoid spell today. My bad.

                BTW, speaking of hypocrisy, do you remember saying you don’t like calling people names? And in that respect, do you remember your very first post on this blog on 11-7-2019?

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              2. And we can see both of your personalities….

                ” So – rude, crude and socially unacceptable vs. a lady – I try to keep the two segregated based on the situation and circumstances involved but sometimes I get SOOO angry, it just comes out.”

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              3. This blog reminds me when I have lots of money in my purse I see nothing to buy and when I have no money I see all kind of stuff.
                What I am saying is now that anyone can say what their heart content and free speech is allowed everyone is civil πŸ™‚
                There is a rebel in each one of us when we are not allowed to express ourselves we say things to irritate everyone. We want the choice to be free.
                I think that is why communism never woks because when people have no free speech they become rebellious and that is why democracy works where free speech is allowed.
                I know sounds simple just as I am…….

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              4. I do not care how vulgar everyone is. I grew up people using vulgar language. My family came from Province of Prussia and the city I was born everyone used vulgarity in a friendly manne that is how they spoke and they had a loud big mouth.
                Somehow I never caught on to this and I continued not to use it here. Not because of piety but a wise person said to me a long time ago ” the way you call into the forest that is how it comes back.”
                I also know “a person is what one thinks and how thinks that is hw one speaks.”

                Anyone keep being yourself and I appreciate that I can be myself. I am not offended by words because they are not mine.
                Salute to vulgarity πŸ™‚

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  5. This impeachment thing is so ridiculous, I can’t even get up the energy to defend against it! It’s like a whiny toddler grabbing a leg in the kitchen. A really SMALL toddler. Not even CRYING. Just WHINING. Whatcha gonna do?


    “Can you hand me the coffee, dear? I’ve got a whiny toddler hanging on my LEG.”

    “No problem! How was your day?”

    “Actually much worse than a whiny toddler hanging on my leg.”

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    1. and it sooo B-O-R-I-N-G to watch !

      I could not continue watching…or listening to… the hokey garbage after only 30 minutes….made me feel like an idiotic idiot just by looking at them.

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      1. …and just now, they cut off Jim Jordan in mid-sentence….he just shook his head, chuckled and leaned back in his chair like WTH…what a joke.

        lame !

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    2. they need Greg Gutfeld and Pastor Marty on that freaking panel ! LOL

      what a bunch of lame-ass POS assholes…that Adam Shithead is one nauseating piece of carp.

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        1. didn’t get her name…I think I wrote it down somewhere…she auditioned earlier this morning for a “Bitch” cameo but I liked her a lot better for the “Fuck You” cameo….right ?


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        2. Jordan rocked ! tells Taylor he’s the STAR WITNESS and has NADA…Taylor whines that he’s not the Star Witness (LOLOL)…and Jordan comes back with : They think you are.

          BOOM ! πŸ˜€

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        1. Pastor Marty is just soooo irreverent and funny ! LOL

          “…the Hall Monitor with the projecter…” (Schiff) LOL

          “…a snoozefest for Nursing Home naptime…” LOL

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  6. Phoenix Rising is a Shank Ho. Beware of ho’s with shanks. LOL!

    November 13, 2019 at 14:15
    Hey Bill,

    even we Trump Supporters know about β€˜smear campaigns’ … in our world one gets rewarded for smears…

    calling someone a shank ho will get you big rewards.

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    1. I carry a Bowie knife on my side.
      Living off grid surrounded by 248,000 acres of Redwood National Forest it is the only knive to carry.
      I do have to remember to take it off when I go into a court house,small sacrifice.

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        1. They live in fear lol.
          I personally probably cant own a gun in California so I do kinda like their knive laws,even though I cant open carry my sword.

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  7. ICYMI…here’s the Star Witness discourse between a stellar Jim Jordan and the demolished mess Taylor during today’s Circus….


    I just can’t get enough of Jim Jordan’s nailing it today !

    half expected to see The Blower (wink wink) scurry out from under the tables & chairs and dash outa the room !


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      1. This whole staged theater is a farce. Someone please stop the madness but on the other hand maybe we need madness to clean out the swamp.
        The President said several times that he is cleaning the swamp but no one paid attention.
        How better to clean the swamp then to give them all enough rope to hang themselves.
        I did see cleaning and cooking today and did not fallow the whole Schiff’s farce. They will regret hey ever undertook this sharaid because in the end they will be exposed for who they are.
        I wonder what they cook up next with their ex CIA buddies?

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  8. A long time ago, my mother, who I haven’t spoken to in 30 years (yeah, she was a peach), gave me one piece of advice which actually didn’t suck. I remember it, and it serves me well to this day. It applies in so manylife situations:

    If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

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