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Where’d you see that? I’d heard it was the largest in Texan history but for US history there’s one crazy outlier from the early 1800s in Maine that somehow burned over 3mil acres and I don’t think this one has surpassed that yet

web.archive.org/web/…/72787683007/

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“I guess it’s good to be the king a US Senator” who just got done passing a tax law that was a massive giveaway to corporations and the mega wealthy to whom a couple of million dollars is just a rounding error, but I’m sure that’s a coincidence /s

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If Romney endorsed Biden it would probably lose him votes

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Oh yeah, I know, I meant if Romney endorsed Biden it would probably cost Biden votes

gAlienLifeform,
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The mythical moderates (who turned out so strongly for Romney in 2012 /s) have gotten plenty of reasons to vote for Biden already, and Democratic voters have gotten tons of reasons not to. Putting even more work into the right side of the coalition while pissing all over progressives yet again could very well break the whole thing apart.

Of course, if Romney did make an endorsement and Biden turned around and said “Voters shouldn’t allow anything this tool says to influence them, he thinks about 47% of you don’t matter at all” that would reverse the impact of this, but I’m really confidential that Biden doesn’t have the moral clarity to take that kind of stand since he loves to talk about how he has friends in the Republican party and they’re actually good people and other politically convenient lies like that.

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I sure am glad we gave those companies tons of taxpayer money through the infrastructure and climate bills, I’m sure they will only use those funds to make the country a better place for all of us to live /s

gAlienLifeform,
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Is Senate Parliamentarian the title you’re looking for?

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And when they completely ignore her request (that she’s making knowing full well she has no leverage to make it happen) she’ll keep being a member of the Republican party and keep raising funds for them anyway

gAlienLifeform,
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If Biden seriously made that offer in b) I would be very strongly tempted to stay home on election day.

People keep lying to themselves and trying to believe that Trump is the problem and that he’s not just the most visible symptom of a Republican party that crossed the line way back in the 1960s when they started campaigning to get the KKK’s votes and undermining our foreign policy/national security for political wins. Haley, Romney, Cheney, etc. - they are all threats to the country as is anyone who collaborate with any of them.

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Oh I’m sure they exist, there’s a lot of selfish scumbags in this country unfortunately. Thank goodness they only get one vote no matter how much money they hoard.

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I can’t for the life of me figure out why I’d want to be friends with scumbags. If we had a democracy in this country we wouldn’t have to give a shit what rich weirdos who live vastly different lives than most of us think.

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Credit where credit’s due, I have to admit the Biden has apparently been better in how they handled US allies attempting to assassinate people on our soil than prior administrations have been.

In some related news, TIL

back during the Cold War, some American allies were doing just that. One of them was Chile’s General Augusto Pinochet. In 1976, Chilean intelligence operatives killed a former ambassador, Orlando Letelier, and his American colleague Ronni Moffitt in a car bombing in Washington, D.C.

and

Five years after the Letelier bombing, two union organizers in Seattle were murdered inside their local union office. A U.S. court later found Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda liable for the murders. The killings were said to be in retaliation for the men’s anti-Marcos organizing.

and

in 1984, a Chinese American named Henry Liu was gunned down in the garage of his home in Daly City, Calif. Members of a Taiwanese criminal gang, acting at the behest of Taiwan’s military intelligence, were convicted of the murder.

e; better phrasing

gAlienLifeform, (edited )
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Nice, Glass’s work is so hypnotizing and wonderful, and I actually fell into it from being a fan of sample based things like turntabling and electronic genres, but it started me towards having an appreciation of what classical and opera were capable of

Floe and Night Train* still just blow my mind no matter how many times I listen to them

*That one basically requires the lore to begin to make any sense (and that just makes me love it even more)

e; found a better video for the Einstein on the Beach piece

gAlienLifeform,
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Thailand in the big business of housing draft dodgers

I’d heard the opposite, genuinely don’t know what the situation is since I’m nowhere near it

Which is good that the people are doing this

Agreed

but idk how this affects the Thai people and economy.

Seems like any plausible difficulties that could result are really unimportant given the context of what these people are fleeing.

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I have never felt so seen by a piece of media as I did when I got the solution to this thought

gAlienLifeform,
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Hell yeah, love AC, they’re such a weird drum circle of a band that sounds like they’re about to fly out of control any moment but actually has a weird complex logic to everything they do. Also, they have some of the catchiest and most earnest vocals that just always put a smile on my face.

Adding synths and stuff to their sound was definitely a great way to grow it to something stadium sized and make it totally unique, but their earlier smaller stuff like We Tigers and Grass are always gonna be super nostalgic for me.

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