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Random Topics / Re: Things That Annoy You
« on: Yesterday at 10:45:24 PM »
When you print the nearby registered sex offender map from government officials... and your boss as well as manager and coworker tell you to stop printing sex stuff. W-O-W.  W-O-W.
1) Were they, or friends/family-members, on the "list?"
2) If not related to work why wouldn't they complain about using company resources not related to work? Print it, and look at it, on your own time and equipment.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 05:02:20 PM »
I've been waiting for some third rate writer to do a detective novel with that theme....quirky syndicated radio host with a history of discarding wives reports the death of his then wife under questionable circumstances, only to almost immediately remarry a woman on the other side of world who he's never met and is young enough to be his granddaughter. 

Of course the book with have the obligatiory "work of fiction, similarity to any actual persons/events is entirely coincidental and unintentional" preface, but Bell will go nuts and file suit claiming the book is clearly defaming him and destroying his future radio career, and in the process create hundreds of thousands of dollars of free publicity for the author.  The piece de resistance will then be George having the writer on C2C, all the while never mentioning Bell or the suit.
Norry could "write" it with Birnes as a "co-author."

Released video and time-line to the NYTimes "exclusively," supposedly:

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 01:12:50 PM »
How long before she starts using “from the kingdom of Nye”
So is [redacted] Heather is technically a "queen consort" or simply the King's mistress?

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: Yesterday at 01:05:44 PM »
And a distinguished group we are.  Hey, where's MV?

He is keeping an eye on us.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: Yesterday at 10:50:44 AM »
I’m sure there are theories about bomb boy’s “confession” video. Let’s hear them.
"Tell me about your mother." "Sexual frustration." "Homeschooling," " 'Fundamentalist Christianity' ," homosexual rage," "mad at society/ex-girlfriend," "repressed homosexuality," "pissed off at society for not having a job but being 'smarter' than everyone else," etc. Who knows what the reason, in his mind, was? I'm sure the media will focus of "conservative" and the "homeschooling" or "Christian" aspect- at least on some of the national networks.

Since the perp is dead, he died in an explosion on public property, there (supposedly) is no others involved, why wouldn't at least the transcript be released as a public record? Taxpayers spent a whole lot of money to find the guy. People here were killed and injured. Release the transcript even if it is just him bitching about his old boss, ex-girlfriend, sexual problems, financial straits, or whatever...

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Amy On The Radio
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:40:05 PM »
Looking like April 11th

A risky move what with pollen allergies, bees and other biting insects waking up, spring showers that could turn into storms, the baseball season starting, and what-not. She might want to hold off a bit. A internet 'radio' host can never be too careful- it is, statistically, the most dangerous job hobby in the USA. But, on the other hand, spring means summer is not too far away and you know that means air conditioners might be needed.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:13:39 PM »
^^^^^ I *hate* that guy
Use this and then see if you can fool him and get a way with your diabolical drug dealing.

Random Topics / Re: Things That Annoy You
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:08:29 PM »
Maybe more puzzling than annoying, but...

My daughter and her family decided they would adopt a dog from a local rescue organization.  This turned out to be more of an ordeal than one would imagine, requiring them to fill out an eleven page application and submit to an in person interview.  Among other things, they had to provide references, a list of any/all pets they've owned for ten years (complete with vets' names), their employment status, photos/description/dimensions of their home and yard, list of family members in the home with ages/education/occupation/medical conditions, description of where/with whom the dog will sleep, what they intend to name the dog, etc.

It's easier to get a home loan than to get a dog (that would otherwise be euthanized) from these people.  I get it, they love animals and want them to go to good homes, but this process seems over the top.
I've heard that in some places it is almost easier to foster a child, at least temporarily, than to adopt a dog/cat from a shelter. I hope people were joking but considering some of the horror stories, the supply, etc it could be true. I can understand, say during Halloween some oddly dressed people want to adopt a black cat or a goat, or if some gangbangers with some pitbulls in their car want to adopt some dogs, that they might want to double-check but the paperwork, background checks, etc for normal people is crazy. Especially because there are so many available and the animal-rights types want "no kill" shelters- that means you should want them adopted!

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:04:42 PM »
Stone Church. They’re obviously mainstream for a nondenominational Church. They still celebrate “Easter,” according to the website. They’ll be blown up to the level of a Taliban madrassa by tomorrow.
Yep and according to their 'Affirmation of Faith' posted on their website hold things/beliefs that were pretty mainstream by most Christian churches, and much of society in general, until a few years ago. They might differ on some doctrine, but those are things Catholics, and other Christians, have been arguing about for centuries (and arcane to the media or many today,} but on social issues and general Christian beliefs and holidays pretty standard.
Look for the media to go after the "home schooling" thing also, I predict. The new left hates that stuff (it used to be the left who often did that, interestingly, in communes, farms, back to nature, etc) but now they are all on public, secular takes a village, the state should own your children, etc.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 04:28:24 PM »
I can’t find the thread, but nowhere with proven reliability. Media has decided he was a deranged person.
They haven't mentioned any manifesto or online posts but I'm still guessing some of the media will be going with the "homeschooling" and "Christian" angle also. Bad stuff that you know. According to KXAN said a friend said he attended Stone Church. I checked out their Affirmation and it would be considered bad by the media and Hollywood but fairly straight-forward doctrinally for a Reformed or Baptist (or derivatives of those later on.) Maybe some differences with regard to some items but nothing too 'crazy,' at least until the past decade or so ago in many churches, even "mainline" ones, with regard to "social issues."

He was fired last year also from his job but work won't comment. KXAN is also claiming he was against "gay marriage" and described himself as a "conservative." See told ya, even though no proof he targeted anyone based on religion or politics they will make stuff like that an issue.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 04:05:44 PM »
One report says bomb boy was on “police lists.”
CNN just mentioned no criminal history except a ticket for expired registration (which, if he was an illegal he would not likely even gotten.)
Pflugerville PD having a press conference live now on the search of properties there and what streets are reopening, when can people come back home to the evacuated areas.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:14:39 PM »

1) It is interesting how many in the city, and city government, were asking for, and then/now praising State and Federal government involvement.....even though they hate Trump, hate Republicans, and have passed laws making us a "sanctuary" city and county where illegals can reside, work, go to school, and commit crimes (at least the first one) "not in fear." Hmmm, but when it come time for help, funds, expertise, and personnel....who do they want to come in?

2) People wonder about the wig, gloves, odd look etc of the person who mailed some of the bombs. "Why wouldn't the staff notice?" "Why wouldn't someone report?" Yet the same people have no problem with homeless trannies wearing a bikini*, some homosexual-presumably- riding his bike around town in a thong, homeless people passed out everywhere wearing rags, homeless and illegals carting around "strange bags," suitcases or blatantly obvious stolen carts from stores (still have store logos on them,) etc. Illegals all over the place including driving unlicensed vehicles with expired tags (normal people get cited for that but not them.) There is one homeless guy I used to see driving to work almost everyday leaving his camp near the creek wearing a make-up like an Indian, including with a homemade bow and some kind of war-paint. I saw he once refused serviced at the liquor store because he was barefoot. He never hurt anyone, to my knowledge, and I got a kick out of him and a, bit, of respect because he wasn't mooching downtown but living in the woods in far west Austin. I see WEEKLY at some grocery store or gas station- not even in some bar, street, restaurant, or club- guys with make-up, people in wigs, people "in transition," and people wearing things that would seem bizarre for Halloween. And various Muslims in various types of garb. Sometimes WORKING at the place.

If the mayor was serious about "if you see something, say something" after seeing "suspicious" or "strange" things/people and people DID it they would be roundly criticized for being racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, classist, uptight, xenophobic, anti-LBGQTI, etc.

*taxpayer funds are being used to build a statue for him.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:35:55 PM »
You never got matched up with a shitty roommate, or had to find some random person to help pay rent, during college?
Not really,I recall a few cases but more annoying not real shitty. More of a "take out the trash" or a "if she is going to stay over every night she needs to pay a cut of the rent," etc. Never one who was making bombs and killing people. For the most part we don't have basements here and in an apartment with two other roommates? They weren't involved or didn't notice anything? Many of those apartment don't even have garages but carports, or just parking spaces, especially if you are on a student budget. It is possible he rented a storage unit somewhere to make or made at his parents house (but then also, wouldn't someone notice something?) Storing materials, making them, trips at night, storing bombs, etc?


"Thank yeeewww.  Me, too."

 ;) ;) ;D
Somehow I imagine Norry, despite his claims to dress up as Zorro, pirates, and other action-type characters, dressed, by his mom, in a Little Lord Fauntleroy get-up well past its popularity with a certain class of Americans. Primarily because his foreign parents likely thought "this is how American boys dress Georgie" (she always called up Georgie.)
ps: someone is posting C2C shows again on the interwebs and torrents. Thank yeeew, whoever yeew are.  So I plan to rake, when will it end (!), the yard and get Norry's "take" our Austin bombings and his and Hulet's "take"on political events (they don't "do" politics) on this beautiful day. Just listened to Clyde's alarmist show from last night about some "mysterious" phone calls people are receiving that could be related to aliens, UFOs, nuclear war, Missing Malaysian planes, or a hoax etc but still got much of the yard to go....

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:21:03 AM »
Internet "journalism" is so great! Boston or Austin? Condit or Conditt?
"Mark Anthony Conditt Photos: Pictures of the Boston Austin Bomber" (the website JUST updated it to Austin)
"Mark Anthony Condit, of Pflurgerville, Texas" (name of town misspelled and maybe name wrong also?)

BREAKING: Austin bomber identified a Mark Anthony Conditt, per NBC News

According to official reports he blew himself up after they had him under surveillence but were waiting on the heavy vehicles he left his hotel and police either knocked him into ditch or he drove into ditch. At some point he blew himself up although also a SWAT officer did shoot. Investigation developing. Beides the obvious "white male"
the national news is also running with the "home schooled" issue and soon, I imagine, the Christian or maybe Mormon angle since his mom mentioned possibly going "on a mission" in the future?
-Hard to believe in this day and age that a person so young would have confusion over his official age? Even if he was homeschooled he had a license, a vehicle, went to ACC, had, or formerly, had a job etc so why do public records differ on age?

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:36:02 PM »
Unrelated to previous bombings, apparently.
"An employee at a South Austin Goodwill store was injured by “artillery simulators” found inside a box of donations, Austin police said Tuesday night.   Assistant Chief Ely Reyes said the objects were not explosive devices and were not related to previous bomb attacks this month."

I'm not sure why officials are saying "artillery simulators" was not "explosive device" but earlier called an "incendiary device?" And there was also an unrelated car fire that also that caused confusion.

Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:30:05 PM »
This vintage postcard shows the Top O' The Mast Restaurant and Lounge in (where else?) Florida.  I think I've got the story down for this place though some conjecture is necessary to tie it all together.  I don't know when the place opened but I kind of get the idea that in it's early days, the restaurant portion was more prominent than the lounge.  The postcard itself touts the fine dinning, the best in seafood and steaks and the great view overlooking the Gulf.  It also mentions that you can be entertained 7 nights a week at their Tiffany Lounge.  From reading a number of on-line reviews, it seem like the emphasis shifted to the drinking part of the establishment.  The place became quit rundown but the patrons still liked to drink and sit on lounge chairs on the beach.  The most popular drink seemed to be the Rum Runner.  The guy who ran the place (in the year 2012) actually got in trouble with the law when he served some undercover agents their drinks a bit too close to the surf...  The place would limp along for two more years before closing.

A developer bought the place and set about transforming it.  He changed the restaurant's name to Sunset Beach Tropical Grill and Playmore Tiki Bar.  The new owner claimed that he would be making the restaurant portion more important but I get the idea that the customers still prefer to drink rather than eat.  This was back in 2016 so I went and got a pic of the place (see below) and, while I don't know when it was taken, it does seem to show a number of customers eating...or are they drinking?  P.S. There is an interesting message on the back of the postcard.  It appears to be an entry for some type of contest or something.


Ha, yea that lady was replying to some classic movie contest held by Archway Cookies using the postcard from that place. Archway was very popular until it was sold to a huge Italian company Parmalat SpA with lots of fraud and who bankrupt (but now, in the way those things go, an operating concern again under a French conglomerate.) Post bankruptcy Archway was bought up by LANCE.
"company collapsed in 2003 with a €14 billion ($20bn; £13bn) hole in its accounts in what remains Europe's biggest bankruptcy"

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:38:38 PM »
Some one donated a Bunsen Burner?
"Goodwill stores are known for being treasure troves of oddities, but even for a town known for its weirdness, Berry said the donation of a human skull was unusual. She has seen people donate prosthetic limbs, loved one’s ashes, Rolex watches and even gold Krugerrand. It is the first time Berry has seen a skull donated, but it is not the first time ever."

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:14:22 PM »
Police now say it was not an explosion but an incindiary device. wTF?
Yeah, and now they aren't sure if the victim was a Goodwill employee.

  8:06 p.m. update: The explosion at a Goodwill store in South Austin was an incendiary device, not a package explosion, Austin police officials said Tuesday.   The incident might not be related to the previous bombings this month, officials said.  “At this time, we have no reason to believe this incident is related to previous package bombs,” Austin police said in a tweet.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:56:37 PM »
Reported explosion at the Goodwill at Brodie Lane and Slaughter Lane in SW Austin. Employee injured in explosion, but luckily non-life threatening, when going through the donations.
Nearby Randalls Grocery store evacuated and second package rumored to be at the Goodwill...developing story

Ha!  "Dawn of the Dead," oh, yeah, that's the one in the mall.  Other than the original "Night of the Living Dead,"  I'd rank "The Return of the Living Dead" close to the top of the genre, mainly because of the macabre, humorous portions.  Zombie movies, though, I'm a sucker for the 80's "Night of the Comet."  I mean, come on, what's better than MAC-10 toting cheerleaders.  OK, Uzi toting cheerleaders.  SV has to be pissing his pants.

Only a Brit wouldn't like a UZI-toting cheerleader but, frankly, Catherine Mary Stewart, a gal who likes to play Tempest and then will have sex in a gritty projection booth floor was just as alluring. But no "mean babies" and the S-E-X thing means Norry wouldn't like the movie.

Technology / Re: Unspoil Me: Erase Your Mind by Samsung
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:26:26 PM »

If you live long enough, your brain will do this automatically, and for free.   
Or if you drink enough. What I am curious about is:
1) if this works why do people (or parents, insurance companies, governments) pay psychologists/psychiatrists to help them get over "issues?"

2) if this works why use it only so you can watch more tv? Certainly a yuuge corporate conglomerate could figure a way to make more money using this process on customers/viewers than simply rewatching tv shows that, now, are essentially free with a streaming subscription.

3) could one use this online process for other things than "forgetting" tv shows? Quitting smoking? Use for psychological problems? Is there something inherent in this particular process that they only target "tv shows?" How? There are so many, surely one wouldn't forget ALL tv shows. So instead of "focusing" on say, The Simpsons what if one watched and focused on something else one wants to forget? Carter Presidency? Smoking? The time that fat Hollywood Producer said "I'll get you this role, come over here...."

4) is Samsung being underwritten by Hollywood since they might the viewers to forget how much tripe the produce? Or forget that we've seen this plot before since all they do is make remakes?

5)  Since tv shows are called programming could this be considered deprogramming? Could we get back to a normal society by everyone using this process to "not remember" all the social programming, political propaganda, and societal structure ruining programming they have done over the decades?

Technology / Unspoil Me: Erase Your Mind by Samsung
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:51:14 PM »
So you can rewatch tv shows.

Is this a marketing gimmick? Apparently not?

Who want some foreign corporation, or anyone, to erase your memories simply so you can watch tv shows again? If the technique actually works I could see some possible therapeutic value for those severely abused, PTSD, etc but then only from a trusted person/source with lots of oversight- but just so you can watch tv and done over the internet for anyone? How/why would someone trust it to only "erase" your tv viewing memories?

According to Samsung's site:
"With the Samsung QLED TV we want to offer you an amazing binge-watching experience; with a wide range of content and remarkable picture quality.
There’s really only one thing that could ruin your experience – that you already know how everything ends.
That is why we created Unspoil me; a tool that gives you the possibility to forget your favorite TV series, so you can re-experience it with the same thrilling feeling you had the first time you watched it."

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:38:01 PM »
Ah, those "glitches," that always seem to happen....It was the first time the city had ever used FEMA’s system to make a warning, Flores said. In the past, the city has used a reverse 911 system in floods to notify residents.
Tens of thousands received ‘glitch’ warnings from Austin police after fourth Austin bombing attack.

The origin of the ‘glitch’ was unclear on Monday.

The city used a reverse 911 warning system to warn residents of Travis Country.

On the good side, Jeopardy! is on and the news broke away from the "emergency coverage" with no new news.


Yeeewww be the judge.

Waiting on the Pest Guy today I saw that "Dawn of the Dead" remake was on. Watched a bit and forgot that it should be Norry's movie. A very "mean baby," little kids getting killed and becoming "mean" and etc.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:18:10 PM »
Heh, heh, heh.  The Queen or Smith and Wesson...hmmmm, The Queen or Smith and Wesson..., Alex, I believe I will select the .357 S&W Highway Patrolman to protect myself during a home break-in in the middle of the night.  With a Glock 22 back-up. 

Our NBC affiliate has 'breaking news' preempting the 4pm "Jeopardy!" due to the Austin Bombings. But screen-scroll says the 4:30pm "Jeopardy!," which is the new one, will air as normal. We will not be bowed by terrorists, nutjobs, and international billionaire meddlers like Soros!

ps: it is also interesting how Austin, a self-proclaimed "sanctuary city and hater of Trump etc, now is clamoring for Federal Police and Agencies help and for Trump to make statements....

Only wacky C2C guests and callers can link banking reform with the "kundalini energies," aliens "possibly," Monsanto, "hive behavior" due to the internet, and a conspiracy against weed by Bayer "Aspirin."  (ps: Bayer makes FAR more than aspirin and, as caller mentioned, is trying to buy Monsanto.) And so on...

Poor Ellen Brown seemed to be in her dotage but, for once, Norry, actually was kind to a women on the air and steered her back on the path several times. Contrary to many C2C guests she has a legitimate background, education, and some interesting ideas. Unfortunately she was not on her game last night and the callers were the typical alarmists/newagers which made her even sound worse. I don't agree with much of her stuff but she has some interesting ideas- that weren't presented that well last night. But it was late, even for a Californian.

Politics / Re: Austin Bombings
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »
Caller just on KLBJ said the UPS Store near here was making everyone open up their packages, look what's in them, taking pictures, and then repacking them. She claimed they told her it was a new policy for all of Texas- though I cannot verify this and she was going to call them. So it could've been a local area deal or even just local shop? If so hopefully a temporary measure because that it going to cause a lot more hassle, costs, and lines and can you imagine Christmas time? She also was going to call Amazon to clarify (I assume she was some kind of small business or business at home and shipped a lot of stuff.)

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