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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
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Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Evil billionaires have feelings, too


It's hard to even know what to say in response to this.

At a private political strategy summit earlier this year, Charles Koch lamented that he and his brother David were being unfairly persecuted for their fight against liberalism and socialism.

According to audio of the June 16 event that was obtained by The Undercurrent and shared exclusively with The Huffington Post on Wednesday, the billionaire oil industrialist claimed he and his brother were "put squarely in front of the firing squad."

Yep. It's just like a firing squad, having people point out that they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy seats—and a Republican majority—in the Senate. It's so unfair that people talk about that! And expose the lies rampant in their anti-Obamacare ads.

Here they are, just a couple of oil barons hoping to do their evil-doing outside of the public eye, and what happens next? The public notices and talks about it. Some other people make their own ads about it. That's not how the First Amendment is supposed to work. Goddamned democracy. No wonder they hate it so much.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry


The article has some pretty horrible and NSFW words. A racist one. I think everyone needs to read this, because it's about sexism in general, also, IMHO.

World Of Warcraft Wedding Was A Cosplay Extravaganza


You MUST see these pics, even if you hate WoW.

headphones with fantastic battery life, need recommendations

Headphones = I prefer USB connection but I can get an adapter. I need a wireless pair, so that's crucial.

Fantastic battery life = preferably several hours. Right now I have a Sennheiser headset, which is very comfy but damn, every 1.5 to 2 hours on wireless, I have to recharge them. I'd rather have wireless all day long, but I'll get what I can.

They need to be comfy for all day wearing. So many headphones/headsets aren't so good in that category.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Atlantic: Tropical Depression Dolly ; Pacific: Tropical Storm Norbert


Tropical Depression Dolly


Tropical Storm Norbert

How good is your memory ?

I chose the first option, but I exaggerate a tad.

to Raffi Ella for the online test: http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/how-bad-is-your-memory

Only two things, that I can see, will cause such a revolution

1- "The Sixties" sprang out of the repressiveness of the fifties and earlier decades. Were those conditions to be replicated again, I could see a peaceful revolution.

2- The other, more likely condition is another true Great Depression. We barely avoided it in 2008-2009, but I fear it is coming in the next several years. Another true Great Depression = official unemployment figures of 25 percent, and that's not counting the under-employed and those who stopped looking for work.

What I fear is, the combination of a depression with right wing sentiment. I hope my fears are baseless.

Atlantic: Tropical Storm Dolly ; Pacific: Tropical Storm Norbert


Tropical Storm Dolly

Last Updated 9/2/2014, 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 22.0N 97.0W Movement W at 12 mph
Wind 45 MPH Pressure: 1004 MB


Last Updated 9/2/2014, 5:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 18.5N 106.5W Movement N at 9 mph
Wind 40 MPH Pressure: 1004 MB

a minor rant: I'm really tired of reading posts arguing against white privilege

As most of you know, I'm a middle aged white guy. I've grown up in the South. Holy shit, if you deny white privilege, you are either 1) being willfully obtuse, either paid or unpaid; or 2) you have never ever met a person of color in your entire life or ever read or heard of their difficulties in this country. I think option #1 is the case in 99.99999999999999999% of cases.

If I'm THIS sick of reading those posts, I can just imagine how AA posters feel.

eta: I'm awaiting the deniers to arrive in CreekDog's thread any minute.

Citibank phishing scam in my inbox.....

As always, don't click on any links in the email and delete it. In case someone on DU doesn't know how to handle these phishing messages. HTH.

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