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Dramatic CCTV: Meteorite blast wave blows out doors, windows in Russia

I meant to post this last evening. You've probably all seen the first part but at about the :15 second mark they show CCTV footage from inside an office and a little later from inside a warehouse/industrial garage.

That is a a serious blast!


Word Cloud from FULL text of President's speech tonight:

From the full text posted HERE.


Nah, that'd be too easy to spot. Take the healthcare legislation or wiretapping or...

...any of those current-ish issues. The Obama Administration for whatever reason (LOL!) decides to push GOP/Heritage/Conservative...whatever...and then it's time to "revisit" the idea and "reconsider" the various facets of it, yadda yadda. They're not going to come right out and say "Oh, you know what? Bush/Heritage Foundation/GOP proposed the exact same thing. Now that Obama's pushing that same legislation, maybe Bush/etc. weren't so bad!"

You've got a healthcare law literally designed by the Heritage Foundation and AHA, warrantless wiretaps and especially warrantless data gathering up the ass and all anyone's going to get from them is "Oh, so I suppose drones are the new boogeyman this week?"

The most interesting thing about this is I talk to a shitload of different kinds of people, all walks of life, just about everywhere across the political spectrum. Know what? Nobody talks like the people do on DU. Because the people who are doing this on DU are putting a shot over on ya, it's not real.

If you talk to anyone who's actually in politics, any kind of representative, you don't get the nasty "Why don't you just vote for the Republicans you whiny crybaby!" attitude/bullshit.

Think about that. Think about how people talk to people here versus in real life, especially if you have ever worked with anyone in politics or given them feedback. Almost none of the things that happen here reflect anything you're going to experience dealing with actual politicians or actual politically-involved people.

It's like one of those Japanese theme bars in Tokyo where all the Japanese businessmen go after work, putting on their cowboy clothes and spurs and spend a few hours smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and listening to a player piano. No real cowboys every stop by, if you get my meaning. An unfortunately long time ago, real politicians did stop by DU and post, interact. That's years and years ago. This place is a Democratic Party Theme Bar now. Last time anything remotely real happened here it involved the great interview one of the admins did with Mudcat Saunders. I salute the DU Admins trying to get the place on track, but it's tough to imagine what they could do to actually re-invest this place with the kind of feeling it once had.

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