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    As a bonus, the new location is across the street...

    As a bonus, the new location is across the street from Hollywood Forever. An additional bonus with the Tragical History Tour is that the 'restroom stop' is now Westwood Village Memorial Park.
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    L.A. Radio Legend 'Humble Harve' Miller Passes At...

    L.A. Radio Legend 'Humble Harve' Miller Passes At 85.

    'Humble Harve,' former KHJ 'Boss Radio' DJ who murdered his wife, dies at 84
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    This is a political thread.

    This is a political thread.
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    "In the year since President Donald Trump has...

    "In the year since President Donald Trump has been in office, the economy has done something it has been unable to do since 2005: maintain 3 percent growth for three quarters in a row."

    Economic...
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    Obama signed off on overthrowing Gaddafi with a...

    Obama signed off on overthrowing Gaddafi with a war based on a lie. His sycophants can't explain that one away.

    "Was the U.S. intervention in Libya good for regional security? Of course not. The...
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    Classy or not, numerous scandals occurred during...

    Classy or not, numerous scandals occurred during the Obama administration, most of them related to abuse of power.

    And, I forgot to include how Obama reneged on the deal with Libyan leader...
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    Benghazi Fast and Furious IRS targets...

    Benghazi
    Fast and Furious



    IRS targets conservative organizations

    NSA mass surveillance

    Bowe Bergdahl swap
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    How so? He got away with the crime.

    How so? He got away with the crime.
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    Social Security is actually a very big financial...

    Social Security is actually a very big financial burden, one that will have to be borne more and more by working taxpayers. The Social Security Trust Fund was squandered over the years, and now...
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    SS has never offered much more than a minimal...

    SS has never offered much more than a minimal existence, and that's not going to change given an aging population.

    Anyone wanting a comfortable retirement needs to look beyond SS or CPP.
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    Singapore executes drug dealers and it is...

    Singapore executes drug dealers and it is possibly the safest country on earth. I can't see the U.S. going that far, however.


    Yep.
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    The public didn't want a war and that's why the...

    The public didn't want a war and that's why the U.S. entered late.

    The public wasn't privy to the information the administration and the War Department was, which was that the Germans intended to...
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    They didn't whore themselves out; he won the...

    They didn't whore themselves out; he won the primary as they watched on with dismay and maybe even horror. They had to live with the result, short of tearing up the rules and ignoring the results.
    ...
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    He means London, Ontario, Canada, "the other...

    He means London, Ontario, Canada, "the other London."
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    There's no treaty that grants the Standing Rock...

    There's no treaty that grants the Standing Rock Sioux the land Dakota Access crosses. The route made a point of skirting it, and the Standing Rock refused to participate in the permitting process...
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    He clashed with the higher-ups regarding the...

    He clashed with the higher-ups regarding the direction of the show and the quality of the scripts. (It was focusing less and less on family values and more and more on Jimmie Walker's antics.)...
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    Obama stopped it, just before completion, due to...

    Obama stopped it, just before completion, due to political pressure, after it had been approved. It was a political football that he was more than happy to hand off to his successor.
  18. Thread: Hugh Hefner

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    No, and her name adorns a plaque newly-installed...

    No, and her name adorns a plaque newly-installed on her crypt, which is adjacent to his. Either she is occupying it or soon will be.
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    Intelligent people are noticing that George W....

    Intelligent people are noticing that George W. Bush, once regularly accused by liberals of being a terrible, evil menace to civilized good, has been rehabilitated by the liberal press. Hell, they've...
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    The key factor in the rise of the Third Reich was...

    The key factor in the rise of the Third Reich was that private armies were legal in Germany. The pop narratives that sprang up to defame Trump during the election conveniently omit this fact.
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    My employer pays my insurance premiums, all $75...

    My employer pays my insurance premiums, all $75 per month of them.
  22. Thread: Francine York

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    Francine York

    Francine York, film and TV actress, died age 80.
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    Enjoy or not, effective control of U.S. borders...

    Enjoy or not, effective control of U.S. borders is a U.S. prerogative. And it's the well-off who enjoy the income disparity that results from unfettered unskilled immigration, both legal and illegal....
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    An idea that might make more sense than a wall on...

    An idea that might make more sense than a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is to assist the Mexicans with controlling their own southern border, which would not only reduce the flow of illegal...
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    A well-patrolled wall or fence would make...

    A well-patrolled wall or fence would make sneaking into the country much more difficult, and that would reduce the number of border jumpers.

    If fences and walls were ineffective at securing...
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    Cocaine is also a likely suspect.

    Cocaine is also a likely suspect.
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    He can't seem to make up his mind whether...

    He can't seem to make up his mind whether Venezuela is a friend or an enemy. He slapped phoney sanctions on Venezuela, but left their economic lifeline, oil exports, intact, at the expense of...
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    Florida's results have already been certified.

    Florida's results have already been certified.
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    Battling offshoring and nearshoring was the...

    Battling offshoring and nearshoring was the signature issue of his campaign. It's interesting that Diane Francis, editor of Canada's Financial Post, has come to support him. (Canada as well as the...
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    Some browsers work better than others. As an...

    Some browsers work better than others. As an alternative, you can compose with a text editor and paste it to post.
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    Bwahaha!

    Bwahaha!
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    Trump is in favor of gay rights. End of story. ...

    Trump is in favor of gay rights. End of story.


    Among other things, mass unskilled immigration pushes up corporate profits and pushes down working-class wages, which is why the elite favors it....
  33. Thread: Fidel Castro

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    Word. Among his 'great' accomplishments was...

    Word.

    Among his 'great' accomplishments was creating a system of economic oppression that compelled all women, not just those of low socioeconomic status, to resort to prostitution. (In Cuba,...
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    More likely is that we know the true story, just...

    More likely is that we know the true story, just not that it is true.
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    The experts were misquoted: there is no evidence...

    The experts were misquoted: there is no evidence of hacking, and in fact Michigan used only paper ballots. The Wisconsin voting machines were used in less-affluent towns in rural counties, exactly...
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    From what I read, the NRA never wavered in their...

    From what I read, the NRA never wavered in their support, even during the darkest points of his campaign. He might be inclined to reward such fealty.
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    I just finished creating a bootable OSX Sierra...

    I just finished creating a bootable OSX Sierra installer on a flash drive.

    Tomorrow I'll be setting up SSH.
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    The Clinton dynasty is over.

    The Clinton dynasty is over.
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    $12000 in 1976 is $50,916.27, per the BLS...

    $12000 in 1976 is $50,916.27, per the BLS Inflation Calculator.


    From the early Thirties to the late Seventies, income inequality narrowed. It started to increase in the late Seventies due to...
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    If boorish behavior didn't matter for Bill...

    If boorish behavior didn't matter for Bill Clinton (both during his candidacy and while he was in office, including grabbing a flight attendant by her 'ahem' area), then boorish talk doesn't matter...
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    Meanwhile, HRC is seemingly eager for war with...

    Meanwhile, HRC is seemingly eager for war with Russia, and at the least is intent on starting a new Cold War with that country.
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    Bill Clinton was excused both while campaigning...

    Bill Clinton was excused both while campaigning for and holding office. Those who made excuses for him (it doesn't affect his ability to perform his duties) lost their right to judge.

    If Trump...
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    Bill Clinton, primary psychopath and known serial...

    Bill Clinton, primary psychopath and known serial sexual predator, enjoyed overwhelming public support after his disgusting acts that disgraced and tarnished his office. Those who supported him,...
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    We can look for more wars, more offshoring, more...

    We can look for more wars, more offshoring, more income inequality, among others.


    Any bets on whether HRC is eager to fight the Russians to show her mettle? Will she be surprised when she finds...
  45. Thread: James Brady

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    Lennon's killer acquired his weapon through a...

    Lennon's killer acquired his weapon through a licensing process. Being a licensed security guard, he could claim a legitimate occupational need for it.
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    It was worse than that: At one point, a Soviet...

    It was worse than that: At one point, a Soviet nuclear submarine was on the verge of launching its weapons, but thankfully one of three officers required to concur dissented.

    We came that close...
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    Hugh O'Brian, RIP

    Hugh O'Brian has died, aged 91.

    Although best-known for his starring role in "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," Mr. O'Brian had an extensive filmography spanning nearly seven decades.
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    Direct U.S. involvement would have quickly...

    Direct U.S. involvement would have quickly squashed Castro's military, but it would be a gross violation of international law Kennedy was not willing to commit.

    Post-1961, the Soviets supplied...
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    Oxford's definition of transplant: A person or...

    Oxford's definition of transplant: A person or thing that has been moved to a new place or situation. That obviously doesn't apply to those of us who were born here.
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    I learned the other day that Kremlin support was...

    I learned the other day that Kremlin support was instrumental in Salvador Allende's hair-thin plurality in the 1970 Chilean elections.


    Could Gaddafi's interference in British affairs have had...
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