Hillary Clinton Returns: ‘I’d Like to Be President’ by useless_aether in politics
[–]i_cansmellthat 5 insightful - 5 funny5 insightful - 4 funny6 insightful - 4 funny6 insightful - 5 funny - 18 days ago (0 children)
She's going about this all wrong. She needs to simply state that she identifies as president. Then, we would all have to accept her as president or be culturally insensitive jerks. It's socially not allowed to be so insensitive, therefore she would gain the consensus because we would all recognize her as president.
TIL: The CIA can remote-control cars and cause "accidents" suspiciously similar to dozens experienced by the establishment's political enemies. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy
[–]i_cansmellthat 4 insightful - 2 funny4 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 2 funny - 6 days ago (0 children)
Haven't read the article yet but was thinking....last year I bought a new car. I've never owned a brand new car, I had a 2006 prior but it was costing more to upkeep than it was worth so I traded it. My old car had no bluetooth or any type of connections, but my new car has all the state of the art type stuff. I thought it was odd though that I can't turn off the radio. I can mute it, but it is always on. Meaning, it is always streaming something since I have xm and I usually link my phone. It maybe nothing, but does anyone find it odd that on newer vehicles we can't completely disconnect with a push of a button? I did some cursory searching and you can disconnect by disabling some wiring, but it is troublesome, at least a bit.
Maybe I am paranoid, I don't know. But I do leave all electronics behind when I run, walk the dogs, or go into stores.
Hennepin County (Minneapolis) has elected the country's first openly gay sheriff. by Tom_Bombadil in politics
[–]i_cansmellthat 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny - 8 days ago (0 children)
This should spur hollywood to remake "Blazing Saddles," updated for today's social climate and based on true events!
John Taylor Gatto passed away on October 25th. Here's a link to "I quit, I think," published in the WSJ as his resignation letter after winning teacher of the year in New York City 3 years in a row. If I had to name someone as hero, his name would come to mind first. (educationrevolution.org)
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Pleiades ascending by i_cansmellthat in space
[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 2 hours ago (0 children)
This is a beautiful star cluster, and is visible to the naked eye in the east about an hour after the sun sets in the US. It looks like a small question mark. If you have binoculars, on a cold, low humidity night you can sometimes even see the blue glow around it.
Some lore, if interested
Pleiades ascending (earthsky.org)
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CDC chief: Congo Ebola outbreak may not be containable (mercurynews.com)
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Vox Advocates Drugging the Water Supply by Orangutan in Health
[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 14 days ago (0 children)
So the vox article states: "But it’s also an element that occurs naturally all over the Earth’s crust — including in bodies of water."
According to the wiki on lithium, "It never occurs freely in nature, but only in (usually ionic) compounds, such as pegmatitic minerals which were once the main source of lithium. Due to its solubility as an ion, it is present in ocean water and is commonly obtained from brines."
Link to vox
Link to wiki
I'm not a chemist, but isn't there some contradiction there?
If it ever does start to be seriously considered, we should start a group to advocate that lithium be available over the counter. After all, the ingestion rate would be unregulated so therefore dosage should not have to be regulated by a physician.
John Taylor Gatto passed away on October 25th. Here's a link to "I quit, I think," published in the WSJ as his resignation letter after winning teacher of the year in New York City 3 years in a row. If I had to name someone as hero, his name would come to mind first. by i_cansmellthat in news
[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 14 days ago (0 children)
Good link, thank you!
Mad cow disease detected at farm in Britain for first time in three years by useless_aether in Europe
[–]i_cansmellthat 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny - 15 days ago (0 children)
Prions are absolutely terrifying.
The Shankill Butchers - The Decemberists ( good, creepy song for Halloween) (youtube.com)
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After Bernie got cheated in 2016 I can no longer convince myself that voting in fraudulent phony corporate elections matters. Thoughts? Are you voting? by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern
[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 17 days ago (0 children)
Not voting this year. Recently moved to a different state and dropped the ball getting registered, but it wasn't high on the priority list, sadly.
I read this post yesterday and didn't have much to add other than what others said about voting third party. But I thought of it this morning after seeing a local candidate (at least I think) holding a sign while standing on the corner of an intersection. He was dressed in a nice suit with a few onlookers around him and had a huge, fake smile. Felt like one of those kids in elementary school who would say, "I'll be your best friend if you let me have your cookie." You know, the one who doesn't really talk to you unless you have a cookie. I know voting means more in local elections, but I just have negative feelings about politicians of any sort these days.
Saidit is growing - A look at the numbers by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]i_cansmellthat 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny - 21 days ago (0 children)
Glad to see this! So nice to see that when someone tries to do the right thing with honest intentions, others are drawn to it. I feel that this is one of the only sites out there that isn't pushing an agenda, trying to sell me something, or gathering data. Thanks for all you both do!