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Current Events » We Got the Power... Who Do... We Do » 5/16/2021 1:51 pm

henry_quirk
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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

Dhow: "...ranges from 50 to 120 feet (15–35 m) in length, 15 to 30 (5–9 m) feet in width, and up to 400 tons (363 metric tons) displacement.

The rinky-dink in question: gauge its size.

Also: in numerous news stories, the dhow is referred to as 'a small wooden boat'.

Again: all that hardware wasn't on that rinky-dink.

So: who's lyin' and why are they lyin'?

Philosophy » Notable Women » 5/15/2021 9:48 am

henry_quirk
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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

And for a change of pace...

https://i.postimg.cc/SKfdHnNj/notable2.jpg


Still notable however.

 
Eight days?

The glove cleaner is better

Politics » Funny Politics carefully » 5/15/2021 9:44 am

henry_quirk
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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

henry_quirk wrote:

irony

https://rmx.news/article/article/argentinian-pro-abortion-leader-dies-during-abortion-procedure

just wait: somebody will claim the beer virus took her

So *she was murdered by a doctor (man) who didn't approve of abortion?.
No, abortion is not completely safe... neither is child birth.

*Is that what the piece said?

Current Events » We Got the Power... Who Do... We Do » 5/15/2021 9:42 am

henry_quirk
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The dhow (on the left) must be like a Tardis.

Ain't no way all the hardware on-deck (on the right) was stored on-board that rinky-dink.

As for the authority: it's a cockeye'd world. No one -- not us, not any of them -- has any authority to do any of the stuff any of us (more accurately: TPTB)  do regularly.

Mebbe you can vote harder and get it all to stop.

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Might is right?

No, it's just might.

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 3:47 pm

henry_quirk
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If I insult you, you will know it.

Already do.

Unimpressive.
 

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 2:43 pm

henry_quirk
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I have no problem poking holes in unworkable theory.

Yeah, you haven't.


I have not, as yet, insulted you personally.

Yeah, you have.

Seems to me: we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 12:34 pm

henry_quirk
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I don't have to do a thing, really.

Neither do I.

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 12:33 pm

henry_quirk
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you offer insults

only returnin' the favor

I just do it better, is all

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 11:42 am

henry_quirk
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One more thing...

If I'm a threat to you: sue me.

Take me to court.

Prove it.

Innocent till proven guilty (or, in context, uninflected till proven infected).

This blanket edict nonsense doesn't cut it.

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 11:33 am

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You guys

What guys? I represent no one but me. Don't make me the poster boy for your imaginary boogeymen.


tell us that we should voluntarily cooperate in the event of a crisis, but then when a crisis comes along, you refuse to cooperate at all...

What is it about voluntary you don't understand? As for what I do durin' this crisis: same as I always have...when I'm sick I stay home, when I cough I cover my mouth, as I work alone in archives I have little contact with folks in my day to day, I never shake hands cuz I know where people put 'em, and I wash my hands cuz I'm not interested in gettin' a bug from public surfaces,  and I'm no close talker so six or more feet is normal for me. What I won't do is wear a mask. I don't believe they work, but even if they did, I'm not sick (and aren't close enough to anyone in the public sphere for it to matter anyway).


And, frankly, those of us who can function in a society are tired of your bitching and your insistence on being dead weight when it's time for work to be done or measures to be taken.


And, frankly, as someone who functions in society, I'm tired of your hysteria, your submission to unjust authority, and your insistence that I must knuckle under.

And: I'm not dead weight, and -- insofar as your crisis goes -- I am, as I say, already standin' off, bein' clean and not killin' old folks in nursin' homes.


You seem to think that being an obstructionist in a pandemic is some kind of noble or heroic thing, but it's really just the screeching of an angsty teenager hollering "you can't tell me what to do.

You seem to think hysteria is virtue and demand observance of and conforming to your party line. You wear your leash with pride and I'm supposed to do the same.

Good dog.


If requiring that society function makes me a socialist in your eyes, I will do my best to contain my grief concerning your opinion.

What makes you a good dog is your defense of [i]what

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 9:44 am

henry_quirk
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Well done Luce.

Not really.

His observation is the same hackneyed manure foisted up by no-nuthins for ages.

As this guy sez...
https://i.ibb.co/T09s5D9/3243-F9-FD-36-F9-4-D1-D-9-F41-158623106-D33.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/Kx8Xd09/8-E5415-ED-CC69-4131-8-B57-DF5-F6669-C17-D.jpg


Not sayin' luce is a socialist, of course, but, if the shoe fits...

Health » The Covid » 4/15/2021 9:29 am

henry_quirk
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The most ironic thing about these "rugged individualists" is that they only survive due to the society they hate so much being so productive as to have the surplus required to keep non-participants alive.

That's silly.

Not a one of you can point to anything I've posted, in context, indicatin' I hate society or don't participate in it, or that I dismiss voluntary association and cooperation. And not a one of you can foist up a single bit of evidence to illustrate any parasitism on my part. I'm not on the dole, I pay my honestly acquired bills and debts, I abide with sensible, just regulation.

My posts -- aside from those that are purely snark -- simply challenge the idea that large, intrusive government is the best or most moral way for people to organize themselves.

Health » The Covid » 4/14/2021 1:22 pm

henry_quirk
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Flint wrote:

yOu'Re sO dUmB iT mAkEs mE bArF

 
I imagine that has more to do with bulimia than me, but: okay

Health » The Covid » 4/14/2021 12:35 pm

henry_quirk
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If that's directed at me: please, kindly translate.

If not for me: carry on.

Philosophy » Free Market » 4/14/2021 12:30 pm

henry_quirk
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Flint wrote:

"Everyone who disagrees with me is an idiot," is what snot-nosed teenagers think.

 
So, we aren't gonna just leave each other be?

edit: oops, sorry, my mistake...thought you were luce...I'll make you same offer I made him: I'll refrain from pissin' on your sacred cows and you keep offa mine, yeah?

Health » The Covid » 4/14/2021 12:24 pm

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Flint wrote:

henry_quirk wrote:

You could try to see me banned.
 

people are out here begging --begging-- for Cancel Culture to be a real thing
 

 
If Clod banned me, that ain't cancelling me. That's her exercisin' control over, what in effect is, her place. She can decline to have me in her home. She can decline to have me in her forum.

A publisher can decline to publish a writer; a newspaper or magazine can decline to publish a writer; a platform can decline to disallow posts of a certain content or caliber or tone and a platform can ban folks.

I don't get this idea of cancelling.

Health » The Covid » 4/14/2021 10:51 am

henry_quirk
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Not sure why I'd bother the mods.

You could try to see me banned.


I just don't see any reason to take you seriously going forward.

Man, I've never taken you seriously. All you do is nay-say and (poorly) defend the status quo.

Like I say: stockholm syndrome.

So: how about we leave each other be?

I'll refrain from pissin' on your sacred cows and you do likewise.

Health » The Covid » 4/14/2021 10:02 am

henry_quirk
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Now you're changing quotes.

Actually, it was less a change and more of a takin a piss on.

And: I'm by no means the first do so here, or in the old place, and -- I'm certain --  I won't be the last.

I suggest, if you're bothered, you file a complaint with the forum owner or mods.

Mebbe, they'll convene a trial for my crimes against decorum.

Philosophy » Free Market » 4/14/2021 4:52 am

henry_quirk
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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

henry_quirk wrote:

A Fatal Tendency of Mankind

...

*This is exactly why your plan won't work, letting local officials and transgressors be punished by vigilantes is not a pleasant thought.  The flaw in the system we have is people are lazy and let the government run itself without paying attention, thinking voting for president every four years is doing their part. The government does bad shit because you let them.
 

 
Hey, Flint!

*This, Flint, is why I get bored: cherry pickin' and kindergarten analysis...over and over and over and...

It's not even good Troll work: just repetitive monkey chitter.

Politics » US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. » 4/13/2021 7:28 pm

henry_quirk
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US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021

don't hold your breath

Health » The Covid » 4/13/2021 7:26 pm

henry_quirk
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Flint wrote:

okay, so I'm curious why your personality took a nose dive-- are you having a health crisis or something, maybe chronic migraines or whatever that drives you to lash out at strangers?

 
got bored

Health » The Covid » 4/13/2021 6:56 pm

henry_quirk
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Flint wrote:

you were interesting to talk to...

you never were
 

Health » The Covid » 4/13/2021 6:54 pm

henry_quirk
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Luce wrote:

jibber jabber

just like the other: osmium
 

Health » The Covid » 4/13/2021 4:05 pm

henry_quirk
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gosh, you're dense

so dense it makes me...
https://i.ibb.co/ZBVY9Y1/4-B9-CC5-A9-E15-C-4-D9-B-9-E5-F-D558838-D7-A70.gif

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