Why Georgia Is Called The Goober State by [deleted] in Dixie

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I found this, which seems relatively accurate https://www.etymonline.com/word/goober

Why Georgia Is Called The Goober State by [deleted] in Dixie

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I read this article three times and I still don't know the origin of this nickname. I mean, I get the 'why' (a shit-ton of peanut production - yeah, GA Farmers!) but I thought it would explain the origin. Now I have to go look this up!

This snowplow column is so revealing. Is that really how urban media liberals see the rest of America: as a place full of people as bitter and as judgmental as themselves? This is what happens when people who have extraordinary power to shape the media discourse live in a political monoculture. by Chipit in media_criticism

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Mom's best advice to me growing up was to 'kill 'em with kindness'. She would explain that most people find it really difficult to be mean/rude/condescending to you if you are sincerely nice to them. Many decades later, and it still holds true.

Back in 2008, when Obama became president, one of our black neighbors started acting rude toward us. They even went so far as to put up a tall fence between our properties.

We had already been neighbors for over 5 years prior to this, and on very friendly terms. We were quite surprised at this change in attitude, and really couldn't figure out why. The only thing that had changed was the president. We were not deterred, and keeping mama's advice in mind, we continued to chip away and be the nice neighbors we have always been. We would bring them fresh food when it came our way and share items from our garden. They begrudgingly started to come around.

Twelve years later and we are still neighbors, and now are back to being just as friendly as ever. In fact, probably more so in the last year or two. We even split costs on some tree removal to our mutual benefit. To this date, we really are not sure what caused the rift, but our continued, relentless kindness healed that rift, and we are good friends now.

Biden Administration Considering Whether to Impose Domestic Travel Restrictions, Including on Florida by scrubking in politics

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One fall-out from this will be that people will chose to drive themselves instead of flying or using public transportation, resulting in a rise of vehicle pollution.

Map of All Federally-Owned Land in the US by magnora7 in maps

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I'll be deep in backcountry. They'll never find me.

Map of All Federally-Owned Land in the US by magnora7 in maps

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No. We will be on federal lands in later March and this will not be required of us.

I wish more shit on the internet were written down instead of goddamn videos by Klenvastergan in whatever

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This is especially true with recipes. Everyone wants to preface the recipe with a history, cultural education, or meaningful personal blather. Just get to it already.

Happy New Year Saidit! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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We just returned home from camping. It was peaceful. Started chilly, but warmed up by the last day. We're now back in the city - in the South US. Which pretty much means it's been gunfire and fireworks all day, peaking to insanity in about 90 mins.

Tomorrow will be the traditional New Years good luck dinner of pork and hoppin john. I'll eat a lot, just to be safe.

Demonstrations by Swedish Moslems turned mostly peaceful and included chants in Arabic about killing Jews. In the rioting, several cars were set ablaze and at least 10 people were arrested. by Chipit in news

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"The chants reference a massacre of the Jews in the town of Khaybar, in northwestern Arabia, in 628 C.E." Wow, and I thought the folks who got their undies in a bunch over Confederate Statues were hung up on the past...

How Much? by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

[–]wahala 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Yep, or in the alternative, learn a trade instead and avoid the life crushing loans altogether.

How Much? by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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So she wasn't a finance major then...

They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? by [deleted] in USnews

[–]wahala 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very compelling article. Thank you for sharing it. This statement hits the crux of the issue:

"She’d (Lenya Quinn-Davidson) like to get Californians back closer to the fire culture in the Southeast where, she said, “Your average person goes out back with Grandpa, and they burn 10 acres on the back 40 you know, on a Sunday.” Fire is not just for professionals, not just for government employees and their contractors. Intentional fire, as she sees it, is “a tool and anyone who’s managing land is going to have prescribed fire in their toolbox.”

Californians seems to be completely unable to do anything for themselves and rely on their nanny gov't to care for all aspects of their adult-lives. We don't have mega-fires in the SE for this exact reason. Our culture is ok with prescribed burns and we don't lean on our gov'ts only to do them for us.

Let California burn. They can always rebuild.

Hurricane Laura - Storm Watch by wahala in news

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I was surprised by how low the surge turned out to be. NHC was warning it could be 30-40 miles.

Hurricane Laura - Storm Watch by wahala in news

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This cam just came online a little while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2igWOWxYMw

I believe it's near Golden Meadow, LA.

The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. by [deleted] in Internet

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Been a member/contributing since 2014. It's really satisfying.

What are you doing this long weekend? by la_cues in canada

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I'm the sous-chef in the house so I'm not the best person to ask. We do southern-ize our tamales and use pulled pork that we smoke for the meat. We get a ton of meals out of all that (the pulled pork, then the tamales). We keep the tamales really simple: masa, pork, pepper sauce and steam in a husk. We serve with more pepper sauce, a little queso, salsa, and sour cream.

Our food trucks leave a lot to be desired...I did see one that specialized in British food down by the boat ramp a couple weeks back and it left me wondering who would eat that fare and why there.

Sorry for completely derailing this topic.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

[–]wahala 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Actually, that was Doc. 143, so this: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.447706/gov.uscourts.nysd.447706.143.0_2.pdf

And the redactions can be lifted in this too. No good.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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What are you doing this long weekend? by la_cues in canada

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hawks won and I got in a bike ride. Yep, a good day.

What are you doing this long weekend? by la_cues in canada

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Can't really get any good ones in these parts, so homemade it is.

What are you doing this long weekend? by la_cues in canada

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not in Canada, but I am and will be watching hockey all day. That and getting the yard hurricane-ready. Oh yeah, and eating a shit-ton of homemade tamales. Enjoy your day outdoors, sounds lovely!

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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True, but still malpractice.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Do you know who did this redacting? There is no excuse for doing it this way. It's malpractice.

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority by wahala in quotes

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"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth." Alexis de Tocqueville by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is this really a quote by de Tocqueville? I tried to find it in its original context and have had no luck. It would be interesting to see what the broader message was. Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Burger King wins dismissal of vegans' lawsuit over Impossible Whopper by wahala in news

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Thanks for your input about the taste. I admit I was curious, but not really willing to spend any money to try it.

Burger King wins dismissal of vegans' lawsuit over Impossible Whopper by wahala in news

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Did you ever try one? I would never dare. I'll stick with real beef, please and thank you.

Map of which state hates which. Kansas hates Missouri not surprising. by [deleted] in Kansas

[–]wahala 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Florida hates itself. Haha.

Seattle Announces New NHL Team Logos, Color, and Name…The Seattle Kraken by wahala in news

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Me too, but I'm an old sci-fi geek (as in the sci-fi is old, not me...well, I guess I probably am too). Not so sure on the colors. They are a little dull; they don't really 'pop'. The logos are ok. All of it is so far better than the Vegas Golden Knights.

Video: Insane Karen Chastises Man For Not Social Distancing From Her While Stopped at a Stop Light by Trump_WG1WGA in news

[–]wahala 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Amen! This is the same reason I would never live in a neighborhood that has an HOA. Shit, I won't even sign up for those neighborhood snitch apps like NextDoor. Who needs that kind of nanny-ism in their life?

NY Gov. Cuomo Travels to Savannah, GA to Meet with Mayor by wahala in news

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Ah yes, some more of that 'good for thee, but not for me' from elected leaders.

NY Gov. Cuomo Travels to Savannah, GA to Meet with Mayor by wahala in news

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And the million dollar question - will the right honorable governor quarantine for two weeks upon his return to NY?

Are Space Elevators Possible? by magnora7 in videos

[–]wahala 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That and any environmental concerns. I mean, there's nothing to explode here, like a rocket, so the typical impact zones that we have in many space ports areas/surrounds, are nullified. I don't know how a failure of the elevator would impact the environment, and for how large of an area. Definitely seems possible, just has to be a deliberate process.

Are Space Elevators Possible? by magnora7 in videos

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Funny coincidence, just the other day I was listening to an old Art Bell-hosted Coast to Coast AM from 8/21/2005, with guest Sir Charles Shults III (https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2005-08-21-show/). They discussed the space elevator, and were very keen that it could be possible. Sir Charles felt that funding really was the only hold back, and that the technology already existed. It was refreshing to hear their optimism.

Isn't it fucked up how we're 4 months from the election and Biden still hasn't announced his VP pick? What do you think is going on behind the scenes? by [deleted] in politics

[–]wahala 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

No, it's not fucked up. Neither major party has even had its nominating convention yet. As a way of example, McCain didn't announce he chose Palin until 8/29/2008. The RNC convention that year started 9/4/2008. Therefore, his choice wasn't made public until 5 days prior. Obama did name Biden as his choice about 2 months out in 2008. Ultimately, Biden doesn't actually have the nomination yet. He may never get to make a VP pick (unlikely, but possible).

Both left-wing and right-wing news sources demoralize conservatives and regular people. by Aureus in politics

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What is most demoralizing about the news for someone like me is their fanatical adherence to a left/right, conservative/liberal ideology, leaving no room for the middle/silent majority. Most of us aren't on one end of any political spectrum, but the news only addresses those that are. But it's all really just about the ad space/sales.

Magnora7's podcast interviews are being hidden from youtube search results by magnora7 in censorship

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Timely article: https://reclaimthenet.org/google-video-search-results-antitrust/

Like others here, the videos are at the top of my searches if I search "magnora7" in most other search engines besides google or within youtube. Then the Rothschild ones don't show at all.

Fully Restored MAYFLOWER II Embarks on Homecoming Voyage by wahala in news

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For those who say Cancel Culture Isn't Real, a museum curator was accused of being a white supremacist because he—get this—said that he would still curate *some* art created by white men. Totally inoffensive, yet he was branded a racist and forced out. by avena_sativa_3 in ClownWorld

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It's real. Another egregious example: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/06/19/msu-research-vp-resigns-role-amid-controversy/3227716001/

It wasn't really a controversy, despite the headline. Professor Hsu just used real math to back up his studies and the Woke objected to his use of...science. The kicker for me is this article says it only took a mere 500 petitioners to remove this extremely qualified individual from his research role, despite there being a counter 1400 petitioners wanting to keep him around. Literal definition of mob-rule.

Burn her! She's a witch!

Platform Preference by Edvin in SaidIt

[–]wahala 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I voted. I'm old school and prefer to do most of my online activity from a desktop.

Arsonists torch Melania Trump statue in Slovenia by AliceofX in Europe

[–]wahala 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Found an article that has one pic of it after the burning, in case you were curious like I was. It's since been removed by the artist. https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/wooden-statue-of-melania-trump-burned-in-her-native-slovenia/

Ocean Clean-Up Removes 103 Tons of Trash from the Pacific by wahala in environment

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While China is a disgusting polluter, they did stop taking waste in 2017. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_waste_import_ban Not sure on the other countries, really.

Ocean Clean-Up Removes 103 Tons of Trash from the Pacific by wahala in environment

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That is...good? to hear about the density. I just like the idea of cleaning litter. I love the outdoors and would prefer it be clean.

Internet Refugees Come From All Over by wahala in Introductions

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That's a Texas-sized 10-4.

Thank you for the welcome, and thank you for creating this place. Seems pretty cool so far.

Internet Refugees Come From All Over by wahala in Introductions

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I totally gotcha and agree about social media and message boards, but sometimes at Voat (now, not at first), I would read the front page and feel like I was the only actual human there, unpaid human anyway. It all just seems to internet-theatre. Really fake.

Nice to meet you, PainfulTruth.

Internet Refugees Come From All Over by wahala in Introductions

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Agreed. It was edgy in a cool way five years ago, but now it just seems like a competition on who can say the most crass and offensive thing. I totally get you on the shoehorning. Not everything is political, nor does everything need to be. Nice to meet you, JFVG. :)