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  • "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius."

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  • There's a conflation here, which I'm seeing everywhere, of the neo Nazis/white supremacists in Charlottesville with the free speech people in Boston. Two totally different crowds.https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/08/21/free-speech-rally-minus-free-speech/vymrZBl1NLtz04oW2IBpKK/story.htm. Even HuffPo reported this groupthink misconception. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boston-rally_us_59963564e4b0e8cc855cbb42. If you can't correctly identify your enemy, you don't know who to punch or throw rocks and urine on. That's a problem.

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  • It's neo-Nazis versus neo-Stalinists in the Death Match of the century! Don't miss it! It's better than pro wrestling!

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  • On what basis do you generalize from the recent leftist opposition to free speech to its being "[t]he basic thrust of contemporary leftism"? The ACLU is getting record donations since Trump's election.

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  • Sorry Nicky you're wrong. The explicit goal of antifa is to repress the speech of those who they determine to be fascists by violence if necessary. They threw urine at cops in Boston.

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  • the leftists in Boston were counter-protestors. they weren't "anti-free speech," they were using their right to protest. they didn't attack or silence the neo-Nazis, they just humiliated them.

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  • No, thanks. She's nearly as bad as Jonathan Chait and Michael Moore.

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  • Willie Geist. That's the panel leader's name.

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  • I should note that the link to the movie has been content-blocked by Apple Corps. Bad sign?

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  • It is indeed true that Shapiro is heavily into cultural criticism. He subscribes to the Andrew Breitbart dictum, "Politics is all downstream from culture." That aside, this article was not written by a liberal. Quite the contrary. So you missed that one.

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  • This entire article displays the typical level of ignorance I have come to expect from the general media population. Has Mark Judge ever actually listened to a Ben Shapiro podcast? It sure doesn't seem like it since Shapiro always spends the last 10 minutes of his podcast discussing things he likes and dislikes in popular culture. He also often discusses philosophical view points and religion. Perhaps Mark Judge should take a leaf out of the Shapiro book and start actually doing some research for data on his topics before shooting off his mouth on things he does not understand. Mark Judge appears to have decided that anyone and everyone MUST care and have an opinion about Linkin Park's lead singer, even though many of us do not listen to his music, or even the genre as a whole. Or perhaps it is because many of us do not see the need to give our opinion on tragic events and believe that it would be beneath us and the decesed to provide an opinion on someone we barely knew so as to drown out the voices of those who knew him best... It's even more hilarious that Mark Judge clearly seems less interested in Buckley's take on John Lennon and moreso in his stance on "gun violence" leave it to a liberal to turn even the saddest of occasions into a political cudgel to swing against his opponents. I'll end my comment with this: Plastered inside their ivory towers, culturally regressive, and with low emotional integrity, and an extra helping of factual ignorance, this is the state of celebrity liberal commentary.

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  • Here's that Moon Diagrams track. https://geographicnorth.bandcamp.com/track/blue-ring

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  • you have some seriously unresolved anger issues. are you in therapy? if so, how often? whatever it is, double it.

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  • Sorry about making so many posts, I tried to post it as one but no matter what I tried I could not separate the paragraphs. I figure multiple posts is better that a wall of text.

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  • When I was in California the other day I found some broken glass on a popular beach, including a thick blue piece. It was all common bottle glass, and anyone finding it years later as sea glass would not think it was something it isn’t. It was low tide, so I took it to a section of the beach where hardly anyone ever goes (past a lot of rocks that are hard to cross in any direction) and buried it in the surf. I found several lovely pieces of sea glass on the main beach that day, my first. No matter what people say, I’m still glad that I gave back more than I took so that future hunters will still have sea glass. I’m also glad for this chance to defend my opinion on seeding when almost nobody else will. Seeding is good as long as it doesn’t hurt anything and isn’t misleading.

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  • However, most sea glass does not have a glamorous origin such as a shipwreck. Most comes from former garbage and bottles thrown into the ocean. If someone seeds common bottle glass, it’s really not that different from how it used to form. While I agree with you on vase beads, a marble is a marble, no matter how it got there. (As a marble collector I disagree with seeding vintage marbles though, because those have value in and of themselves. Throwing them into the ocean where they’d lose their mint value and often not come back is wasteful.)

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  • If it’s not hurting anything and people aren’t led to believe it’s something it’s not, I think people should seed away. As the seeder “Hawaiian Sea Glass” on Instagram says, “Always give back.” As for glass out of context and depriving it of its history like you said on your older post, I can see your point.

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  • There’s also one simple fact that we can’t ignore. If new glass doesn’t go into the ocean, sea glass will become extremely difficult to find and eventually disappear. This is already happening in some places and the supply is decreasing almost everywhere. Is “sea glass purism” really worth the hobby dying out?

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  • However, other than that, I’m actually in favor of seeding. Please at least hear me out, even if you don’t agree. Glass is non toxic and almost completely inert. It’s basically just amorphous rock. The sharp edges wear off quickly in the sea (even the full smoothing frosting takes a long time), so if it goes far out enough that no one steps on it, it won’t hurt anything. As far as sea life is concerned, it’s just another rock. Few people seem to realize this.

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  • I agree that people shouldn’t be throwing already frosted (by tumbling or an acid bath) glass into the ocean, because underinformed glassers will think it’s something it’s not. Same with vase beads, aka glass gems or “flat marbles” (I’m also a marble collector, so that term irks me) because they can easily end up resembling glass that was once broken. I also agree that people shouldn’t be putting broken glass on beaches where people will step on it.

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  • I’m particularly interested in seeding. It’s hard to research because it’s rarely mentioned except to condemn it, this article is probably the most positive thing one will see on the subject with a simple google search. I would like to discuss a few points you make in this article and the one you posted about it a few years ago.

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  • Hi, I only recently went sea glassing for the first time, but I’ve been interested for a few years now. (I live in Utah, pretty far from the ocean.) Anyway, I’ve read up quite a bit on sea glass, the history, and the community.

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  • Spike writing about my home town's historic field. It's a good day!

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  • not too hard to figure out what made it worse...condemn cops ...some of course perfectly justified...but attacking cops... cops dont want lock up people...cause now they might go to jail....more guns.protection goes down..crime goes up.. ....we need more RESPECTED people come in here...people from BALTIMORE...to have a rally speak up for our town...who you say...MICHAEL PHELPS...HIS MOM....JADA PINCKETT SMITH.. BARRY LEVINSON..JOHN WATERS....to name a few.(just checked on last famous count 1.048)...and people like Ray Lewis...and Adam Jones and Crush Davis have already tried to help...but need to join a major push to save our town....good can overcome evil...we have a town responsible for the Star Spangled Banner...its turned into Star Strangled Banner

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  • That's one hip 5 y.o. to be singing Ringo at his age.

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  • God bless you Russ on the taxi part. SO TRUE!

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  • Since my girls and I started listening to the Beatles station, I must admit a rekindled passion for Glass Onion.

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  • Look at a map of Russian military bases abroad and compare it to a map of American military bases abroad. Who's the aggressor here?

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  • I know quite a bit about those machines. I revealed their vulnerabilities in an article for NY Press a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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  • Those Russian hackers must have superlative skills, Nicky. Our newfangled voting machines are not connected to the internet. I'm more invlined to believe that the "Russian hackers" narrative sprang forth from John Podesta's head after he finished fucking Jon-Benet Ramsey's rotting corpse on election eve.

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  • It's so frustrating that Russia Derangement Syndrome has taken over CNN & WaPo & many others. They're diluting the actual bombshell story: our voting machines were hacked by Russia. Yet they feel the need to rush to publish unsourced stories because they get ratings. So the whole thing becomes a wash, and the biggest political story of the year (perhaps second only to Trump winning) is obscured by clouds of smoke.

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  • 1) Demographics not as important as length of game, in terms of lost popularity. 2) Show picture of lovely wife some time...

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  • You're starting to sound like me, Russ.

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  • Don't think we're *quite* there yet, Spike. Right now, there are a lot of Millennials (always in the petri dish) who were taken to ballgames as kids, some of whom still like baseball for baseball, others abandoning once they stopped liking cotton candy. But also, it's not just the Zippos, but also the fact that the number of ballgames on TV has increased exponentially since we were kids, and you'd be lucky to see your team on "Game of the Week" twice a season.

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  • Again, technology is the invisible hand. MLB has overpromoted its online content to the point where you can watch your team anywhere, anytime on every device including a Zippo lighter. The overpriced ballpark experience is an unknown to the demographic they seek. They have abandoned the oddball logic of the ancient "blackout" rules for TV. The glowing thing in the palm of your hand will always be better than an upper deck nosebleed to the younger fans.

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  • I fully support that Yankees Curse.

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