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  1. about 7 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    this just in – Taylor Swift kidnapped by Dirk Raider! (Brewster Rockit)

  2. about 7 hours ago on Get Fuzzy

    so, cats don’t mind getting wet, if it involves ruing something for someone else.

  3. about 7 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    it’s the humblebrag.

  4. about 7 hours ago on Basic Instructions

    I would tend to agree. I mentioned it because the post I was replying to said " It’s interesting how Lindbergh’s concern over surviving a crash outweighed his need for visibility," but I think the need for a large volume of fuel and keeping the plane balanced were the real reasons.

  5. 1 day ago on Basic Instructions

    was he concerned w/ surviving a crash, or was it a function of the need for a large amount of fuel which needed to be near the center of gravity?

  6. 1 day ago on Rabbits Against Magic

    I wonder if it was one of those “one chip challenge” chips.

    saw that on YouTube. pretty amusing, if you like to watch others suffer.

  7. 3 days ago on One Big Happy

    sometimes, it’s a matter of squabbling between parties, combined w/ the pull of the special interest groups that fund them.

    other times, it is the sheer magnitude of the insurance and “modern” healthcare are fairly recent things (compared to police & fire companies).then factor in steadily increasing lifespans and spiralling costs (which I realize you are trying to rein in by removing profit, but it is not all profit).

    a similar problem is seen in areas where schools are (partially) funded through a property tax. property tax “reformers” often fail to grasp the sheer magnitude of the dollars being collected when they come up with various schemes for “property tax relief”. in the county I live in, the fourteen (!) school districts collect a combined 3/4 of a billion dollars in property tax annually. In one county. Replacing that revenue for an entire state is . . . non-trivial. I see “universal healthcare” as a similar “problem”. some how, even w/ profit removed, this must be paid for.

    and of course, w/o profit to motivate pharmaceutical companies and research . . . will we continue to see break throughs and new drugs/tech?

    lastly, “we”, collectively, are the government. if we do not have something, it is because we are not willing to do what it takes to have it (by paying for it as a nation). or, because the people who were to represent us decided they would rather take the money of the lobbyists than to represent the wishes of their constituents.

  8. 3 days ago on Breaking Cat News


  9. 3 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    I think the “carrots” story was to cover for their advances in radar technology, not for breaking the Enigman , I do not know for sure, and have not been able to quickly confirm.

  10. 3 days ago on One Big Happy

    somethings is subsidized by the government (which is to say “by the taxpayers”) somethings ain’t.

    it’s really that simple.