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  • Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter? Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter? Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter?

    04/13/2024 6:25:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | 13 April 2024 | Second City Cop
    Devries said the Democratic National Convention is buying the city an new $11 million police chopper that will be used during the party gathering in August. The new helicopter will be outfitted with all of the latest equipment including is fueled by clean burning unicorn farts emitting zero greenhouse gases a backup electric generator an extra backup of solar panels a speed restriction device to make pursuits impossible a camera system that filters out all colors to prevent racial profiling - it only sees white (unless the white person is wearing all black clothing and masks and carrying an umbrella...
  • Depressed General/Chat: Doing laundry at a laundromat in New Juarez, Alabama.

    03/10/2024 1:09:04 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 58 replies
    self | 03/10/24 | Self
    It's Sunday laundry again. Decatur, Alabama. Northern Alabama. The laundromat place is really busy...much busier than usual. Probably 40 people in here. One short round Mexican Grandma type has tied up ALL FOUR of the large capacity machines that do SIX loads in one shot. Mexican kids scurrying around taking gibberish. I am the ONLY white person in here. I've lived in the USA 55 years....all my life...and now I dont speak the language. Makes me want to drink. Rant /off
  • Diary of a Snow Shoveler.

    02/13/2024 6:25:51 AM PST · by Carriage Hill · 28 replies
    eMail | Unknown | Anonymous
    Diary of a Snow Shoveler (probable location - North East) December 8 - 6:00 PM It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
  • Can YOU spot the hidden NATO soldiers? You'll need to be eagle-eyed to find the two troops blending into their surroundings.

    11/17/2023 8:50:17 PM PST · by know.your.why · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/2023 | JAMES CALLERY
    NATO has set an autumnal challenge for sharp-eyed followers to spot soldiers hiding in a woodland setting. The image shows a forest in an undisclosed location carpeted with leaves, with the troop members blended perfectly into their natural surroundings. NATO posted the photo on its X account, along with a picture of a Maple leaf, hinting that the soldiers are in Canada. In another video posted on social media by NATO the soldiers emerge from their hiding spots carrying rifles and point them towards the camera.
  • Please review my game for me

    11/03/2023 8:49:32 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 17 replies
    itch.io ^ | 11/3/2023 | for-q-clinton
    So I recently retired from the air force and I'm just looking to keep busy and keep my brain learning. I created a mobile game that you can try on itcho.io. I'll soon be releasing it on the app stores (iphone and android). I'd love your feedback on what you think. Is the music for each mode appropriate? Is it fun? Are the modes distinct and interesting enough to try each one? You can try the game here: https://schlista.itch.io/kabocha
  • "Nazi piece of sh*t": Solovyov threw a tantrum over the Mercedes-Benz decision and dreamed of ruining the concern.

    08/17/2023 7:21:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Obozrevatel ^ | 16 Aug 2023 | Ivanna Shepel
    The German company Mercedes-Benz, which has withdrawn from the Russian market, also decided to disconnect Russian dealers from its software completely. Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov threw a tantrum and threatened to "ruin" the concern.
  • Guy Has His Military ID ‘Confiscated’ By Bar Bouncer, Army Chief Gets Involved And Chaos Ensues

    08/01/2023 5:31:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    Boredpanda ^ | 1 Aug 2023 | Robertas Lisickis
    ...Buddy who drove and used State ID drove us back, we go into the Officer of the Day's office to report my lost/stolen ID. OOD is a crusty old bastard, but fair. Actually a mustang, he takes his orders from the President and god... and we are not sure of the president he might tell him to f**k off if it is a stupid idea. ..."Seaman Raccoon here says the doorman at Joe's took his ID and wants $20. Pull a driver and one of those Jarheads at the gate and go down their and sort it out."
  • Box office mojo Barbie 70 million. Oppenheimer 33 million. Sounds of freedom 5 million.

    07/22/2023 2:30:37 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 131 replies
    Box office Mojo ^ | 22 July 2023 | Napscoordinator
    Amazing numbers for a Friday night. I guess people are yearning to watch movies.https://www.boxofficemojo.com/
  • Perspective - Happy Independence Day

    07/03/2023 8:23:09 AM PDT · by budj · 8 replies
    7/3/23 | Self
    One man's Independence, another man's Treason.
  • 20 banks that are sitting on huge potential securities losses—as was SVB

    03/11/2023 1:14:12 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 55 replies
    https://www.marketwatch.com ^ | March 11, 2023 | y Philip van Doorn
    SVB Financial Group faced a perfect storm, but there are plenty of other banks that would face big losses if they were forced to dump securities to raise cash Silicon Valley Bank has failed following a run on deposits, after its parent company’s share price crashed a record 60% on Thursday. Trading of SVB Financial Group’s SIVB stock was halted early Friday, after the shares plunged again in premarket trading. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said SVB was one of a few banks she was “monitoring very carefully.” Reaction poured in from several analysts who discussed the bank’s liquidity risk.
  • Norad Santa Tracker

    12/23/2022 2:17:06 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 13 replies
    For those with kids, grandkids - or just the young at heart- here is the official Norad Santa Tracker. At this writing, it will commence in a little less than 11 hours. https://www.noradsanta.org/en/Fun story as to how the Norad Santa Tracker began: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa#History_and_overview
  • Picking Up My Brand New 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Today! My First New Vehicle in Almost 40 Years.

    12/17/2022 5:48:15 AM PST · by usconservative · 86 replies
    Self ^ | 12/17/2022 | USConservative
    This morning I'm picking up my brand spanking new Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road edition. It's my first new vehicle in almost 40 years.While I was married, all the new vehicles went to the now ex-wife because I wanted her to be the safest possible and I was ok driving the 'hand me downs' due to my very short commute.As we had kids, that continued with her getting the new vehicles with the most safety features for her and our two sons. I never considered it a "sacrifice" to always drive the highly used vehicles and her & the kids getting...
  • The Not-So-Amazing Race: Texas to Vegas in a $2,000 Clunker

    04/08/2022 10:48:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7 April 2022 | Rob Copeland
    ...for 14 hours, 14 minutes and 11 seconds, since setting off at sunset from Austin, Texas, in a race to Sin City. Their mode of transport was a former prop car they were told was used on the set of “The Walking Dead.” Top speed, when they could get away with it: 140 miles per hour. “Waldo ran from us,” The rally, called Fool’s Roll because it is held each year near April 1, is a simple concept with a maniacal flourish. ... must drive the roughly 1,200 mile trek, on any route they like, in a vehicle that costs...
  • US becomes world's top exporter of liquified natural gas The United States is now the world's leading exporter of liquified natural gas as Europe's energy crisis and shortages in ...

    01/05/2022 11:06:13 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    CNN VIA Erie NEws ^ | Wednesday, January 5th 2022, 10:56 AM EST | By Charles Riley, CNN Business
    The United States is now the world's leading exporter of liquified natural gas as Europe's energy crisis and shortages in China send demand for American shipments soaring. LNG exports from the United States topped 7 million tonnes (7.7 million tons) in December, according to ship-tracking data from ICIS LNG Edge, narrowly edging out rival producers Qatar and Australia for the first time. The United States only shipped its first LNG cargo from the lower 48 states in 2016, and has risen to become the world's top exporter in just six years as a shale gas revolution boosted domestic production and...
  • Illinois ‘goth home’ listing draws gasps, jokes on social media

    12/22/2021 9:38:39 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 21 Dec 2021 | Kevin S. Held
    Dubbed the “goth home” by Twitter user Zillow Gone Wild, this single-family dwelling stands out by being so dark. But after installing a new all-black shingle roof, Goodman went a step further and had the entire exterior redone with black gutters and matching vinyl siding. Goodman loved the look so much he took a page from Mick Jagger’s playbook and said “paint it black” for the interior.
  • United Auto Workers of the Ivy League

    12/17/2021 6:35:03 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 17 Dec 2021 | The Editorial Board
    A brawl over pay at Columbia challenges academic solidarity with the working class. Consider Columbia, where many student workers earn little more than New York City’s $15 hourly minimum wage. The UAW wants $45,000 for 12-month appointments and a minimum $26 hourly rate for non-salaried workers, with annual increases. The union says a single adult had to make at least $45,285 to live in Manhattan in June 2020—before this year’s inflation. “Columbia made $3.1 billion in returns on its investments this past year alone,” the union says, adding that its demands for a three-year contract would amount to a mere...
  • Twerking bride in a thong gives groom a lap dance at wedding, Twitter explodes (More proof of culture degradation)

    12/16/2021 8:14:50 AM PST · by workerbee · 106 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/14/21 | Asia Grace
    In the eye-popping, now-viral video, which had amassed more than 2.9 million views on Twitter as of Tuesday afternoon, a barefoot Rochelle is seen pushing a little boy out of her way as she struts over to her grinning groom, who’s seated in the middle of a dance floor. Then, draped in the bedazzled halter dress and matching G-string undies, the buxom bride bends over and wiggles her rear in her new hubby’s face while her bridal party busts a repetition of sultry moves to Beyoncé’s sexy single “Dance for You.”
  • S.D. teachers competed for $1 bills on a hockey rink. Critics called the game ‘terrible’ and ‘dehumanizing.’

    12/13/2021 6:12:31 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 63 replies
    MSN News ^ | 13 Dec 2021 | Julian Mark
    , $5,000 in one-dollar bills was dumped onto a carpet in the middle of the ice as 10 local teachers readied themselves to shovel up as much of it as they could. When the competition began, the teachers — all wearing hockey helmets — crawled into the pile of cash, frantically stuffing the bills into their shirts as an arena of spectators hollered and cheered until every dollar was snatched up. In the end, Barry Longden, a teacher at a local high school, snatched the most cash — $616 Alexandria Kuyper, a fifth-grade teacher, managed to grab $592
  • Elon Musk threatens JPMorgan with ‘one star review on Yelp’ over lawsuit

    11/23/2021 10:01:47 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 Nov 2021 | Will Feuer
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a flippant response to being sued for $162 million by JP Morgan Chase, threatening the nation’s biggest bank with a “one star review on Yelp.” “This is my final warning!” he added.
  • Gun that killed Halyna Hutchins used by crew off-set for fun: report

    10/24/2021 8:34:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 186 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 24, 2021 | Patrick Reilly
    The prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set had been used by crew members offsite for fun, a new report claims. The gun, which was fired by Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust,” may have even been loaded with live rounds when it was used for what was essentially target practice, TMZ reported. Multiple sources connected to the production of the film told TMZ that the gun was fired at off-the-clock gatherings – which could explain how a live round found its way into the gun’s chamber. Another source who was...