the sweden mindfuck


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We really need to update ourselves.


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mindfucked everywhere they need to sell war


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Coincidence? I don't think so.


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i've seen these quite a few times


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None quite this brilliant, though.


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was awakened this morning by the loudness of the deluge


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In the normal course of events, now, I'm screaming.


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i haven't made you watch pinter in too long


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Now, it seems, b has taken up my cause.


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another thing still killing me


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Not very Zen, I know.


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the suspense is killing me


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But so is this storm and I'm very likely to lose my power and/or internet soon, so... this is the best I can do... until I can do better.

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Sevenish... some hours later... the wind has calmed considerably over the past half hour. Not gone. Still blowing. But less obnoxious and agitating. If it stays down, the infrastructure here might keep it together. There has not been that much rain with it yet. Just a big old hairy melee out there, punching in every direction.

Maybe we'll get away with it merely making me miserable.

Probably not.

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10am

With more than 89 percent of polling stations reporting early morning Monday, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had slightly over 39 percent of the votes, compared to 28 percent for former banker Guillermo Lasso, the closest contender among seven opposition candidates. To avoid a runoff, Moreno needed to win a majority of the total vote, or to have a 40 percent share while holding a 10-point lead over his nearest rival.

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They're so totally going to wring this for everything it's worth.


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hey wait!


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I thought we held these truths to be self-evident.


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you're getting sloppy


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You are getting sleeeepy....


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finally!


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For any who were thinking I was being a bitch about the Oroville Dam thing, this image and this image are proof positive that dam was in no danger of failing.

Yeah, the main spillway thing sucketh extremely, and, yeah, the erosion from the emergency spillway was ugly. Yeah, not pretty, man, but objectively no chance of dam failure short of a direct missile hit.


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yes, but, who's counting?


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Whatever terms you prefer, psychopaths are ignoring our constitution for their own ends... and at least half of us are acting like that's fine.


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spacex sticks another landing


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Totally impressive, Elon.


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yes, but the keyboards weren't missing letters, were they?


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And recall where Nosbaracktu went as soon as Trump was sworn in.


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what would your life be like without me?


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I am so reliably at my post, aiming my thrust.


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life is suffering


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And by far the most of it is caused by your inability to master your own gonads. The pain you cause your self and others is only worsened when regret sets in. I think this is why so many run from every opportunity to face their own mistakes. No amount of screaming that facing them is the way to a decent life, a decent world, induces anyone to forsake their escape mechanisms and lethal shame sublimation tactics. Not until they are diagnosed with a terminal illness will it dawn on them. Sometimes not even then.

There is a theory that wars are for weeding courage out of the gene pool.


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oh boy oh boy oh boy


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Lovely time of it we're having, eh? Might be karma.


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george sucker-born-every-minute soros


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I hear people wishing a painful death on him, but that's just vicious... and I mean by "just" that he has sons and a monster network of NGOs to continue seamlessly on whether he's alive or dead. Only killing in defense of life isn't plain old murder... and only then when it's not merely what you prefer to call "defense of life".


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