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January 22, 2022

Arnold Schwarzenegger in serious accident

Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles that saw his enormous SUV slam into another car leaving the other driver badly hurt.

The former governor, 74, was driving a Yukon SUV about half a mile from his home in Brentwood, when it smashed into a red Prius at 5pm. The airbags deployed as a result of the collision.

The SUV then started to roll onto a white Porsche Cayenne that was directly behind Schwarzenegger's.


January 22, 2022

I had the reminder of my teeth pulled 1/10 at the V.A.

3 up top and I think six on the bottom, all at once. Probably 10 sticks with the needle.

I salvaged my 45-year-old gold crowns (3).

I'm now waiting (toothless) to heal to have impressions made sometime in February, I think. They mentioned snap in dentures on the bottom and maybe on the top depending on the jawbone condition. Might have to have bone grafts.

Im trying to be realistic so I think all work will be completed and healed by Thanksgiving.

Anyone else?

January 22, 2022

In praise of Meatloaf

I had gotten out of the Navy just before he became big. I was young, single, hard bodied and ready to go and he was my groups fav. The man had talent.

I came not to bury Meatloaf, but to praise him! I'm glad he existed.

January 22, 2022

I will probably get ridiculed for this

Of course, I want Trump and any other criminals to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

BUT am I the only one who sees a Moby Dickesque quality to it all?

January 22, 2022

I am at least 110 pounds overweight

Some of it may be genetics but since I've gone up and down all my life, I believe it is in my present-day control.

If I keeled over from a heart attack right now, would I/should I/could I be a candidate for mockery and shame?

January 21, 2022

Norway mass killer tests limits of lenient justice system (Sickening!)

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik spends his days in a spacious three-room cell, playing video games, exercising, watching TV and taking university-level courses in mathematics and business.

Halfway through a 21-year sentence and seeking early release, Breivik, 42, is being treated in a way that might seem shocking to people outside of Norway, where he killed eight in an Oslo bombing in 2011, and then stalked and gunned down 69 people, mostly teens, at a summer camp.

But here — no matter how wicked the crime — convicts benefit from a criminal justice system that is designed to offer prisoners some of the comforts and opportunities of life on the outside.

Still, Breivik's extreme case is testing the limits of Norway’s commitment to tolerance and rehabilitation.



January 21, 2022

Basketball player Sonny Weems racially taunted in China

Weems, an ex-NBA small forward who now plays for China's Guangdong Southern Tigers, was targeted last week.

Sonny Weems, a Black former NBA small forward/shooting guard who now plays in China for the Guangdong Southern Tigers, has been the subject of recent racial taunts.

In the video now circulating on social media, Chinese basketball fans shout the N-word and “Get out of China” after a game against the Liaoning Flying Leopards last week. During the game, Weems and Leopards player Han Dejun got into an altercation, and both players were ejected from the game.


Very ugly and unacceptable. Hoping that LeBron, Durant, Curry have something to say about this!

I'm betting ESPN doesn't go anywhere near this story!

2016 story


The Chinese market is notoriously hard for any company to enter. A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce on Friday found that American companies are facing increasing trouble in China due to antiforeign sentiment, vague labor laws and industrial overcapacity.

So, it comes with great surprise that ESPN is able to move into China, promoting what will be valuable content to millions of Chinese in ESPN’s latest exclusive partnership with Tencent.

January 21, 2022

Democrats Moved the Filibuster Overton Window

Democrats and civil-rights advocates were devastated when Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema blocked a change in Senate rules last night and allowed a Republican filibuster to kill crucial voting-rights legislation.

But for activists, the long battle over voter protections hasn’t been entirely in vain: It’s fundamentally changed the center of gravity in the Democratic Party to the point where those two holdouts a


January 21, 2022

Uncovering the Cultural Revolution's Awful Truths

(I hope this is the right forum for this)

Rebel historians chronicle a past that the Chinese Communist Party grows ever more intent on erasing.

"To purge suspected traitors from the upper echelons, Mao bypassed the Communist Party bureaucracy. He deputized as his warriors students as young as 14 years old, the Red Guards, with caps and baggy uniforms cinched around their skinny waists. In the summer of 1966, they were unleashed to root out counterrevolutionaries and reactionaries (“Sweep away the monsters and demons,” the People’s Daily exhorted), a mandate that amounted to a green light to torment real and imagined enemies. The Red Guards persecuted their teachers. They smashed antiques, burned books, and ransacked private homes. (Pianos and nylon stockings, Yang notes, were among the bourgeois items targeted.) Trying to rein in the overzealous youth, Mao ended up sending some 16 million teenagers and young adults out into rural areas to do hard labor. He also dispatched military units to defuse the expanding violence, but the Cultural Revolution had taken on a life of its own."


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