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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 am ...you're really stretching it.
Not Murican enough to your taste, I gather?





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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Appropriate. Bomb the fuck out of them, use their oil to feed the Umercan dream. Because Freedomz!!!
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The images are from the Library of Congress. There are some real gems in that collection.

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Clara's Beauty Salon, Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas (LOC)
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Dunno where to put that, so here it goes:

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Witness wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 pm Dunno where to put that, so here it goes:
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still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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Ooooooooh, how cute! I managed to trigger both of them! I'll award myself a :figamagee:

:lmao:

But now I have to leave as my pasta requires some delicate operations…
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Witness wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:09 pm But now I have to leave as my pasta requires some delicate operations…
A success. Delicious farfalle with a cheese sauce based on lovingly ripened roquefort and ground dried hot pepper bells. Yum! :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:43 pm I've done similar recently, except a less snooty variety of cheese [*].
Mozzarella1 makes for a nice refreshing entremets; once heated you're left with just a bland blob of fat (some salt added). No wonder Italians use grana padano or parmigiano on their pasta. If you don't like the pungency of roquefort you can try gorgonzola. And on pizza even Swiss cheeses like gruyère (but a good one) or sbrinz:

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1 The somewhat similar scamorza affumicata is much more interesting:

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This one's for ed:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 am I happen to have some Bel Gioioso brand Wisconsin Gorgonzola on hand right now, but I didn't think to put it on pasta. 8)

I suppose Wisconsin Gorgonzola is illegal in Italy (or maybe the whole EU), but not worth smuggling (unlike some illegal substances). :BigGrin3:
You cannot have Wisconsin Gorgonzola. Pandering to European culture as usual. Cut those apron strings.

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Slightly color minced onions in a dab of olive oil in a non-stick pan. (I'd add garlic at that point…) Put to one side, replace with the gorgonzola cut in pieces, heat till melted (low heat!). Add ad lib. black pepper, chives, parsley (some grains of cumin if you like that). Add cream if you want a more fluid sauce. Return the onions to the pan, let simmer for 1 – 2 minutes while stirring, pour over the pasta. (Or add the pasta to the gorgonzola if you're the lazy type.)

Bon appétit! Of course it will destroy your diet. :mrgreen:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:43 am Just because the cheesemakers' ancestors came to America doesn't mean they can no longer make cheese the way they did on the old country.
EH. Different feed, different animals. Not difficult. Not the same product.
It's just economic protectionism. So fuk'm.
Not really. Its its name, and it's from the region where it's made
After Europe goes Muslim it will only be in America that one will find these things. :p
Fucking held Abdul. That's a level of cynical hatred. Of both Europe and Muslims. Wow. Didnt expect that.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:38 am
After Europe goes Muslim it will only be in America that one will find these things. :p
Fucking held Abdul. That's a level of cynical hatred. Of both Europe and Muslims. Wow. Didnt expect that.
I see the cynicism, the hatred; not so much. You guys share a hottube of hyperbole. Stop making bubbles.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:51 am In the spirit of the Japan thread and the Russia thread, I think we need a 'Murica thread.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:26 pm Thanks Witness.

Just slapped a slab of that gorgonzola on top of some otherwise cheeseless baked macaroni. :Hungry2:
I live to serve. Even so I have some trouble exactly picturing that: a kind of gratin? :?





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Murica is an awful country

Why do so many people from other countries want to get in?


Because other countries are much much worse
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To save time

Just make every denomination have a black transgender drag queen on it


Problems solved
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U.S. gunmaker Remington files for bankruptcy again

(Reuters) - Remington Arms Co on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in two years as the U.S. gunmaker faced financial troubles partly because some retailers placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings.

The gunmaker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy court for Northern District of Alabama, according to the court filing.

In the filing, the company listed its assets and liabilities both in the range of $100 million to $500 million.

The gunmaker has filed for bankruptcy before in 2018 after sales faltered and the company had trouble meeting requirements of its lenders. It exited bankruptcy protection the same year under the ownership of its creditors.

U.S. retailers have placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings, hurting manufacturers such as Remington. A Remington Bushmaster rifle was used in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut in 2012 that killed 20 children and six adults, making it central to debates over gun policy.

Remington has been trying to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the families of the victims related to the marketing of the company’s guns. It is scheduled to go on trial next year.
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↑ Too high-tech. The editio princeps is:

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Witness wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:37 am ↑ Too high-tech. The editio princeps is:

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Funny, I immediately thought of Ed when I saw mine.
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Hotarubi wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:38 am Funny, I immediately thought of Ed when I saw mine.
It's Brad Soden's wheelchair.
That particular image is shopped:

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But I read there are some with armament…


More importantly, ed would never accept anything with a flimsy plastic joystick, what were you thinking?!? It has at least to be brass-inlaid mahogany. :P
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Witness wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Hotarubi wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:38 am Funny, I immediately thought of Ed when I saw mine.
It's Brad Soden's wheelchair.
That particular image is shopped:

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But I read there are some with armament…


More importantly, ed would never accept anything with a flimsy plastic joystick, what were you thinking?!? It has at least to be brass-inlaid mahogany. :P
Nah. Can't get them in Wal-Mart.
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Alabama lawmaker resigns as preacher after attending birthday party for KKK leader

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And bragging about it on social media. :mrgreen:
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Northern California Esselen tribe regains ancestral land after 250 years

The tribe purchased the 1,200 acre ranch near Big Sur as part of a $4.5m deal and will use it for educational and cultural purposes

Two-hundred and fifty years after they were stripped of their ancestral homeland, the Esselen tribe of northern California is landless no more.

This week, the Esselen tribe finalized the purchase of a 1,200-acre ranch near Big Sur, along California’s north central coast, as part of a $4.5m acquisition that involved the state and an Oregon-based environmental group.

The deal will conserve old-growth redwoods and endangered wildlife such as the California condor and red-legged frog, as well as protect the Little Sur River, an important spawning stream for the imperiled steelhead trout.

Tribal leaders say they’ll use the land for educational and cultural purposes, building a sweat lodge and traditional village in view of Pico Blanco peak, the center of the tribe’s origin story.
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Nearly 250 years ago, Spanish soldiers built a military outpost in Monterey and Franciscan padres founded missions in nearby settlements – places where tribal members were brought to be baptized and converted to Catholicism. By the early 1800s, nearly all of the remaining tribe had been decimated by disease and death. Esselen tribal members were stripped of their land, language and culture.
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Since the 1950s the property, known as Rancho Aguila, had been owned by Axel Adler, a Swedish immigrant. After his death in 2004, his family put it up for sale for $15m. After years-long negotiations, the Western Rivers Conservancy, a Portland-based environmental group, etched a deal to purchase the land and hand it over to the US Forest Service.

Working on behalf of the tribe, the conservancy secured a $4.5m grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to cover the land purchase and studies of the area.
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Witness wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Northern California Esselen tribe regains ancestral land after 250 years

The tribe purchased the 1,200 acre ranch near Big Sur as part of a $4.5m deal and will use it for educational and cultural purposes
Hard to nail down exactly, but the land makes up about 2 square miles
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Maybe. Zooming on google, I can find neither a structure or a road in or out, so I'm not certain. It's hard to tell but it looks fairly vertical.

The wiki for them is an interesting read.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esselen
They are not currently a recognized Indian Tribe
About 460 individuals have identified themselves as descendants of the original Esselen people and banded together to form a tribe. The Department of the Interior has set aside 45 acres (18 ha) of Fort Ord that the tribe can use to build a cultural center and museum. But they must first obtain federal recognition.
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The tribe was briefly formally identified as a tribe by Helen Hunt Jackson, an Indian Affairs agent, in 1883. It was also identified on official Indian census rolls, maps, and in a land-rights petition sent to President Theodore Roosevelt. But in 1899, anthropologist Alfred Kroeber declared that the tribe was extinct because most tribal members had intermarried, taken Spanish names, and converted to Catholicism.
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n 2010 the Esselen Nation petitioned the federal government for recognition as a tribe.[45] The Bureau of Indian Affairs says the tribe does not meet the formal criteria used to recognize a tribe.
Since it's not federal land, and not state land, it's private land. I assume they'll pay property taxes. Perhaps they'll incorporate as a 401c. Nothing prevents them from continuing their petition for federal recognition but it's a littlle like trying to pick up a cigarette ash with your fingers; there's hardly anything really there, there.

IOW, I do not see a casino in their immediate future.

Interesting.
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I thought the courts ruled a business can’t discriminate
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robinson wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:55 am I thought the courts ruled a business can’t discriminate
The [federal] courts ruled they can't discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin or disability

20 states include sexual orientation.
1 state includes manner of dress

Discrimination based on being an ass-hat is still ok.
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A local store in the village where I grew had a sign that said "No shoes, no shirt, no service."

Similar concept.
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Interesting. Caesar didn't bother shaving his 'stach for the role.
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