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Author: Raine    Date: 03/12/2018 13:09:22

Happy Monday.

Happy Monday? I scoured all around and there is too much to focus on any one thing. I am mesmerized at the utter stupidity of the Secretary of Education. (I am befuddled at the corruption of her brother Erik.) Also, Can we just have a total reset and start over?

Let's see what this week unleashes.

and
Raine
 

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Comment by wickedpam on 03/12/2018 13:12:10
Morning

Pretty much my permanent state any more

https://78.media.tumblr.com/d19cf020bc750b58cb7171e096e93e38/tumblr_mx96w3FqsO1ri9yduo1_250.gif


Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 13:13:01
Mornin' all!

Welp, I've got my badge for Pax East. Only going on Sunday but that should be plenty.

Comment by livingonli on 03/12/2018 13:29:43
Betsy Devos is as corrupt as her brother without the mercenaries.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 13:47:06
When I heard that Bets is going to be chairing the commission on school shootings my thought was, why? She's an idiot who doesn't know fuck all.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 13:49:54
Quote by Mondobubba:
When I heard that Bets is going to be chairing the commission on school shootings my thought was, why? She's an idiot who doesn't know fuck all.

That's because it's the Commission to Nowhere. We already know her only concerns are grizzly bears & Republican Jesus in schools.

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 14:03:16




Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 14:04:27
Quote by livingonli:
Betsy Devos is as corrupt as her brother without the mercenaries.

I have a feeling that Putin picked her the same way he picked Tillerson.



Comment by BobR on 03/12/2018 14:19:36
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Betsy Devos is as corrupt as her brother without the mercenaries.

I have a feeling that Putin picked her the same way he picked Tillerson.

Considering her brother met with a high-level Russian official in bar on a tiny island off the coast of Africa, I'd say that seems very likely.

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 14:22:31
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Betsy Devos is as corrupt as her brother without the mercenaries.

I have a feeling that Putin picked her the same way he picked Tillerson.

Considering her brother met with a high-level Russian official in bar on a tiny island off the coast of Africa, I'd say that seems very likely.

Exactly!

Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 14:22:38
This is a little old - DC protest march for gun control had its permit denied because another group filed a permit for the National Mall that day.

The other groups application is undated and all identifying information is redacted. What is suspicious to me tho is what's not redacted.
- The permit for the march has a received date stamp and a printed filing date of Feb. 20. The other application has neither (and it wasn't redacted because instead of a redaction mark it's simply blank or not there).
- The permit for the "filming" event is actually set for March 25, with a rain date of March 24. I don't know anyone who would have a rain date for an event BEFORE the normal event date.
- The second permit lists its max number of attendees as 25. I severely doubt the need the entire fucking Mall for that.
- The second permit also lists the Mall between 4th & 14th SW as a cleanup area, and only for an hour in the evening.

As mentioned in the article, a few groups including Public Citizen have filed a FOIA request to have the second permit application released without redactions. It should be interesting to see who did this.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 14:26:22
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
When I heard that Bets is going to be chairing the commission on school shootings my thought was, why? She's an idiot who doesn't know fuck all.

That's because it's the Commission to Nowhere. We already know her only concerns are grizzly bears & Republican Jesus in schools.


I had forgotten about the grizzly bears!

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 14:27:54
Quote by Scoopster:
This is a little old - DC protest march for gun control had its permit denied because another group filed a permit for the National Mall that day.

The other groups application is undated and all identifying information is redacted. What is suspicious to me tho is what's not redacted.
- The permit for the march has a received date stamp and a printed filing date of Feb. 20. The other application has neither (and it wasn't redacted because instead of a redaction mark it's simply blank or not there).
- The permit for the "filming" event is actually set for March 25, with a rain date of March 24. I don't know anyone who would have a rain date for an event BEFORE the normal event date.
- The second permit lists its max number of attendees as 25. I severely doubt the need the entire fucking Mall for that.
- The second permit also lists the Mall between 4th & 14th SW as a cleanup area, and only for an hour in the evening.

As mentioned in the article, a few groups including Public Citizen have filed a FOIA request to have the second permit application released without redactions. It should be interesting to see who did this.
word around here is it's supposed to be either a high school or college production


Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 14:31:08
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
This is a little old - DC protest march for gun control had its permit denied because another group filed a permit for the National Mall that day.

The other groups application is undated and all identifying information is redacted. What is suspicious to me tho is what's not redacted.
- The permit for the march has a received date stamp and a printed filing date of Feb. 20. The other application has neither (and it wasn't redacted because instead of a redaction mark it's simply blank or not there).
- The permit for the "filming" event is actually set for March 25, with a rain date of March 24. I don't know anyone who would have a rain date for an event BEFORE the normal event date.
- The second permit lists its max number of attendees as 25. I severely doubt the need the entire fucking Mall for that.
- The second permit also lists the Mall between 4th & 14th SW as a cleanup area, and only for an hour in the evening.

As mentioned in the article, a few groups including Public Citizen have filed a FOIA request to have the second permit application released without redactions. It should be interesting to see who did this.
word around here is it's supposed to be either a high school or college production

Possible. I get the feeling it's more like a Project Veritas production.

Think about it - with the way the DC Metro area school students have been expressing themselves in reaction to Stoneman Douglas, I find it very hard to believe they would deliberately get in the way of this protest. And if one of the local schools did plan to do this, then I'm sure they would have made a public deal about withdrawing their application or rescheduling the filming event in support of the students who organized the march.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/12/2018 14:43:10
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
When I heard that Bets is going to be chairing the commission on school shootings my thought was, why? She's an idiot who doesn't know fuck all.

That's because it's the Commission to Nowhere. We already know her only concerns are grizzly bears & Republican Jesus in schools.


I had forgotten about the grizzly bears!


I will never forget the bears in schools thing. It was even a Gishwhes item for 2017 -







Check out the hashtag too, some of them are so cute and very snarky.

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 15:07:12
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
This is a little old - DC protest march for gun control had its permit denied because another group filed a permit for the National Mall that day.

The other groups application is undated and all identifying information is redacted. What is suspicious to me tho is what's not redacted.
- The permit for the march has a received date stamp and a printed filing date of Feb. 20. The other application has neither (and it wasn't redacted because instead of a redaction mark it's simply blank or not there).
- The permit for the "filming" event is actually set for March 25, with a rain date of March 24. I don't know anyone who would have a rain date for an event BEFORE the normal event date.
- The second permit lists its max number of attendees as 25. I severely doubt the need the entire fucking Mall for that.
- The second permit also lists the Mall between 4th & 14th SW as a cleanup area, and only for an hour in the evening.

As mentioned in the article, a few groups including Public Citizen have filed a FOIA request to have the second permit application released without redactions. It should be interesting to see who did this.
word around here is it's supposed to be either a high school or college production

Possible. I get the feeling it's more like a Project Veritas production.

Think about it - with the way the DC Metro area school students have been expressing themselves in reaction to Stoneman Douglas, I find it very hard to believe they would deliberately get in the way of this protest. And if one of the local schools did plan to do this, then I'm sure they would have made a public deal about withdrawing their application or rescheduling the filming event in support of the students who organized the march.
If we ever find out when the first permit was requested we will know.

The thing is, I don't see how they can keep people off the mall. The route is set for Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd NW and 12th NW--- After that, who knows where it goes.




Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 15:17:35
We will be in the middle of the Cherry Blossom festival the day of the march as well.

Comment by livingonli on 03/12/2018 15:55:08
And it says something that Trump wants to bring back John Bolton.

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 15:56:23
Quote by livingonli:
And it says something that Trump wants to bring back John Bolton.

Only the best people.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 16:05:59
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
And it says something that Trump wants to bring back John Bolton.

Only the best people.

I'm going to hell for this...



Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 16:06:32
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
And it says something that Trump wants to bring back John Bolton.

Only the best people.

I'm going to hell for this...

.


Comment by TriSec on 03/12/2018 16:22:56
Hi all. A fine day off in our fair city before the storm.

Eating lunch with the tourists at Quincy Market, because where else would I go?

Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 18:58:01
I blissfully have not followed anything for the past 2 hours.

HAs anything happened?

Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 19:06:28
Quote by Raine:
I blissfully have not followed anything for the past 2 hours.

HAs anything happened?

Theresa May called out Putin by name for attempting a terror attack on British soil..

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 19:06:44
Quote by Raine:
I blissfully have not followed anything for the past 2 hours.

HAs anything happened?


Not that I recall...

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 19:07:19
Oh sorry, a little old lady got blown up in Austin


Comment by Scoopster on 03/12/2018 19:07:33




Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 19:17:55
Comment by Raine on 03/12/2018 20:22:20
Quote by Mondobubba:
Oh sorry, a little old lady got blown up in Austin

and a teenager was killed! I was learning about that while running rrands.

all non white people, not sketchy at all.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/12/2018 20:32:14
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Oh sorry, a little old lady got blown up in Austin

and a teenager was killed! I was learning about that while running rrands.

all non white people, not sketchy at all.


Nothing odd about that at all.

Comment by TriSec on 03/12/2018 21:40:17
Av-dork chiming in on the East River crash.

Disregarding the cause, the footage I saw looked like a well-executed emergency landing. that pilot couldn't have auto-rotated it down any better onto a hard surface.

That said...I was just reading further. It was a photo-flight, and the doors of the helo were off. So, the passengers were strapped down with five-point harnesses, and further physically tethered to the aircraft with a carabiner connecting the tether to the seat.

According to an anonymous groundcrew...once you're belted in, you can't reach the carabiner to unclip it. Somebody outside the helicopter has to do it.

The pilot, wearing a standard four-point harness with a quick release was able to get out. Liberty Helicopter may have negligently murdered those other five people on board, if the groundcrew is to be believed.



Comment by BobR on 03/13/2018 21:12:45