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{ posted: Saturday, 20 October, 2018 at 12:22pm // views: 5 // words: 7 }

Sheep and wool

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Someone should steal all of Tesla’s tech and start a competing electric car company called Edison
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{ posted: Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 at 8:34pm // views: 6 // words: 4 }

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re: “So what’s the point of having the card printer?”
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{ posted: Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 at 11:56am // views: 7 // words: 13 }

"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel!"

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re: Why were native Americans not used as slave labor in the United States?
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{ posted: Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 at 9:51am // views: 5 // words: 161 }

A lot of the rationalization for slavery came from the idea that the "black race" was descended from Noah's son Ham, who did something unclear but naughty while Noah was passed out drunk and naked, prompting Noah to curse Ham's line via Ham's son Canaan, saying: "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren."

So slavery was only seen as justified against those under the Curse of Canaan, ie Africans.

Even though our historic treatment of them may make it appear otherwise, Europeans never saw Native Americans as sub-human as they did Africans. Their various removals weren't necessarily based on racial prejudice, but on the complex political dynamics of loyalties during the French-Indian War, then the American Revolution, and on their exemption from US Governance, which made it complicated to have them occupying lands under US control.

One more aside, Native Americans were themselves large slaveholders, and many tribes fought for the Confederacy.

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re: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve heard someone say that made you wonder how they function on a day to day basis?
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{ posted: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 at 3:32pm // views: 12 // words: 129 }

Got carded at a gas station when I was 22, so back around 2007. The lady chuckled when she looked at my ID and said "Nice try. Says here you were born in 1985, and you have to have been born after 1986 to buy beer."

"Huh? After 1986? But… I was born in 1985, I'm 22. 2007 minus 1985 is 22 years."

"Sorry, have to have been born after 1986."

"So if I went out and found a five-year-old with an ID, it would show that they had been born in 2002. You would sell them beer because that's after 1986?"

She looked like her head was about to explode as she thought it over, but then eventually, still very uncertain, sold me the beer.

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re: Roses are red, no right to an appeal
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{ posted: Monday, 15 October, 2018 at 12:29pm // views: 12 // words: 33 }

This either needs to have the comment on the bottom cropped out or the title updated to "That coffee's just for closers son, and you're sure as shit no closer."

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re: What’s the greatest closing line of any movie?
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{ posted: Monday, 15 October, 2018 at 9:40am // views: 12 // words: 7 }

Not the last line.

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re: Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results: She’s Native American
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{ posted: Monday, 15 October, 2018 at 9:39am // views: 9 // words: 34 }

In other news, Donald Trump's recent genetic testing reveals that half of all of his ancestors were female. So don't even get him started on lady problems. He's hep to that.

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What’s the greatest closing line of any movie?
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{ posted: Monday, 15 October, 2018 at 8:58am // views: 17 // words: 4 }

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Instagram #Bo7RNVFAYQV
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{ posted: Sunday, 14 October, 2018 at 3:57pm // views: 8 // words: 7 }

Good work tablet.

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Instagram #Bo5MOUPAlED
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{ posted: Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at 8:35pm // views: 17 // words: 49 }

Averill insisted I take a picture of him and put it on Facebook showing how far he can lean backwards without falling over. He actually picked this photo from several. “Perfect” he said. He also asked that I note this picture was taken at 8:35.

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Instagram #Bo4fbxbg6CY
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{ posted: Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at 2:04pm // views: 9 // words: 12 }

Hot chocolate and pumpkin cookies at the cafe.

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re: Hi, I’m Stacey Abrams. If I win my “toss up” Georgia gubernatorial race, I’ll be the first Black woman governor in America. Ask Me Anything!
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{ posted: Friday, 12 October, 2018 at 4:00pm // views: 11 // words: 81 }

I really revere Confederate monuments, and feel strongly that my Southern ancestors deserve as much respect as my Revolutionary and WWII veteran forebears. That said, I also have a lot of empathy for those who had the South built upon their backs without ever getting to own a meaningful stake in it or have a place at the table.

I hate how divisive and polarizing this debate has become. How do we find common ground on this issue?

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Rich people of Reddit–how can you tell when a person who claims not to be rich is lying?
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{ posted: Thursday, 11 October, 2018 at 1:38pm // views: 11 // words: 4 }

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re: TIL that Aaron Burr went broke speculatively buying parcels of land in upstate New York. He did this while living on twenty-six acres in what would become some of downtown NYC’s most prime real estate.
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{ posted: Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 at 12:07pm // views: 11 // words: 82 }

Well, for starters, Hamilton died in 1804. The War of 1812 occurred a bit later than that. So he was unable to serve in it. As for the duel, it started when a friend of Burr's recounted to him the things Hamilton had said about him at a dinner party. Since Hamilton saw Burr as a vile threat to the country, he could not and would not retract them. Burr was left no other option to defend his honor.

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re: TIL that Aaron Burr went broke speculatively buying parcels of land in upstate New York. He did this while living on twenty-six acres in what would become some of downtown NYC’s most prime real estate.
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{ posted: Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 at 11:51am // views: 9 // words: 79 }

In the film Anchorman, Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy takes a lady in his car to look out over a sweeping vista of San Diego. While parked, he explains to her: "Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina."

Your reference to the grand mystery behind the Burr-Hamilton Feud as well as their service in the War of 1812 somehow brought it to mind.

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re: TIL that Aaron Burr went broke speculatively buying parcels of land in upstate New York. He did this while living on twenty-six acres in what would become some of downtown NYC’s most prime real estate.
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{ posted: Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 at 11:28am // views: 13 // words: 19 }

I feel like I'm sitting in the passenger seat of Ron Burgundy's car, overlooking Fort McHenry.

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Instagram #BojlWs4AFlo
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{ posted: Friday, 5 October, 2018 at 11:11am // views: 9 // words: 15 }

Hi quality photo of Dad and me. I’m the older one!

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