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Hometown: Flint MI
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Twitter videos

It used to be that I could play them all right in the DU thread.

Now I sometimes see a message like "medium could not be displayed" in a video sized blue box. If I click on the text of the tweet, it will take me to Twitter where I can watch the video.

Sometimes the video plays in the DU thread.

There doesn't seem to be any way to tell in advance what will happen. This started a couple few weeks ago.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Watching the House Judiciary Committee Hearing Online

If you don't have access to a TV, here are a couple YouTube links:

House Judiciary Committee (has scrolling viewer comments - very distracting):

C-SPAN (no comments):

Dear President Zelensky,

You must be feeling just a bit squeezed these days between the threat of Russian invasion and the extortion of the American so-called pResident who is demanding that you assist in internal American election politics. It sounds like a frightening place to be, but may I offer a suggestion on how to get out of the worst of it?

Release the recording of the phone call you undoubtedly made and possess. There are several ways to do it:

1. Brash & Bold method: Call a news conference, announce that you are going to release it, and tell the world the website where they can download their own copy.

2. Sneaky But Safer method: Send a recording of it in a diplomatic bag to your embassies in the UK, the US, Canada, France, Germany, and/or Australia. Any of these countries would be good places.

Then, once your embassies have their copies, have them pass them along to major news outlets in their respective countries. TV and newspapers will jump for the opportunity to run the conversation(s) in their entirety.

Yes, this would be a bit scary. Releasing the recordings would go a long way toward getting rid of the difficult and frankly criminal US president who put you in this situation, but it would weaken Putin at the same time. Western public sentiment is with you. This is your time to strike a blow against the criminal syndicates trying to dominate you. This is your time to stand tall, brave, and strong.

A concerned American citizen who doesn't like what's going on

Harry Potter trailers in 7 different genres

This is so cute. You don't even have to be a fan or even to have seen the movie to get it (but it helps).

What the hell was THAT?!

Just around 6:30, there was an incredible noise over Vegas that traveled over my house. The last time I heard something like it was at an air show with the Blue Angels.

I checked a couple TV news stations, but nothing yet.

Did anyone else hear it? What was going on?

Another Parody Project song! Have some fun fun fun

A new one from Parody Project

It's about the airports in the Revolutionary War (or maybe the War of 1812). The tune is The Battle of New Orleans (one of my all time favorite songs) and the length is 2:20.


Posting this in middle of an earthquake!

Small, barely noticeable earthquake just now in Las Vegas!

excuse me....

Okay, it seems to have stopped.

Upsurge in roboscam calls lately

I have been getting a sudden rise in the number of scam calls lately. I haven't been answering numbers I don't know. I block numbers that call repeatedly. But, for the past 2 weeks, I have been getting a lot more calls.

After getting 14 calls in one day between 10am and 8pm, I have been shutting my phone off during the day. Every other day that week I have had only 10 - 12 scam calls per day.

I looked into getting Nomorobo for cell phone. Does it really cost $1.99 a month? If you have Nomorobo for cells, does it work well? Do you like it?

I'm about to go crazy. This morning I got 2 spam/scam calls while I was composing a text for my husband.

Thanks in advance!

They get abortions for the same reasons as non-repugs do

This is one of the best articles I've ever read.

Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.

In the spring of 2000, I collected the following anecdotes directly from abortion doctors and other clinic staff in North America, Australia, and Europe. The stories are presented in the providers' own words, with minor editing for grammar, clarity, and brevity. Names have been omitted to protect privacy.

Several stories told by doctors and clinical people follow. Anti-choicers may change their views. They may believe that their abortion is the "good" kind or her reasons are the only "good" reasons. They may wrestle with the hypocrisy. They may even be back out front the next day, protesting and shouting at women entering for medical care.

But they get abortions. Just ask representatives Tim Murphy and Scott DesJarlais.

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