Explosion

MFP is neologisms that get sticky. Cheugy is the latest, being a term that Generation Z calls Millennials, perhaps it’s the revival of more postmodernism. Generation Z consumer-brand attacks on Millennials consumption habits may be all that Gheugy is about. Proud Boys and their golf polos may be Cheugy, if only...

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  • May 16, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

Stupidity adjacent, no Proud Boys or Oath Keepers threw themselves in front of Roger Stone as his office was near a styrofoam plant fire that featured an explosion. No Florida men were injured, but maybe Richard Nixon or Zippy was being targeted. x Roger Stone suggests gas explosion at Florida warehouse...

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  • April 25, 2021

The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace life in California with 22-month-old son Archie and a second baby on the way, another chapter has officially closed with an Oprah interview on CBS. So much idiotic gossip mongering occurred, but the show was revelatory in terms of seeing how backward that thing called the monarchy is as...

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  • March 8, 2021

A Boeing 777 passenger jet leaving Denver lost power in one engine. There were reports of an explosion with an immense debris field in Broomfield, CO. No one on the ground was injured from falling parts. Police nearly ran out of crime scene tape. The plane UAL 328 landed safely at...

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  • February 20, 2021

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle It is a fact that the biggest threat to our species is not climate change, though it will likely end much of what we experience today, but rather our war on bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is under attack from...

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  • February 6, 2021

No one wants to hear about GameStop(gate) even if it’s not really a scandal or a flaw in capitalism. Slavoj “we must end capitalism but won't” Žižek on GameStop is like imposing a libidinal economy on Sudetenland when you take it over. Was the appeasement good for you too? There’s a market...

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  • February 2, 2021

Eunice Foote was born in NY state in 1819. She had gone to university at the Troy Female Seminary (N/K/A Emma Willard School), where she was encouraged to attend a nearby college to study science. It was there where she learned her scientific skills for her free-thinking experiments.  In fact, she was not...

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  • January 26, 2021

Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die...

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  • December 28, 2020

Who would do this on Christmas Day?  Who ?   In the middle of a pandemic and all our troubles, we don’t need terrorist setting off bombs anytime but today?  Nashville folks check in. http://www.cnn.com/… Officials believe that a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville was an intentional act, according to...

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  • December 25, 2020

This will be short because the story (I am hoping very much) will be evolving throughout the day and the next week.  Josh Marshall at Talking Points memo points to blatant Republican voter fraud on the Georgia-Florida border (probably beyond). The Republican party in Florida is encouraging people in Florida...

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  • December 3, 2020

Donald Trump sucks at business. How do I know? He bankrupted more than one casino, which is the business equivalent of accidentally stapling your scrotum to a moving freight train. It’s hard to attain such a rarefied level of incompetence, but somehow he managed. So while there’s some reason to be...

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  • November 17, 2020

“It would only take 22 tank cars to hold the equivalent energy of the Hiroshima bomb,” Jordan Luebkemann, a lawyer for Earth Justice. Florida Bulldog is an investigative news site. In September, they wrote on how a private equity firm forgave an enormous debt of Donald Trump in exchange for federal...

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  • October 30, 2020

Due to a buildup in methane in a rapidly heating Siberia, an explosion occurred that tossed boulders of frozen soil and ice “hundreds of metres” into the sky from the epicenter of the blast in the Yamal Penninsula. The powerful blast site was discovered by accident when a TV news crew...

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  • August 29, 2020

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex...

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  • August 11, 2020

Trump’s self-fulfilling idiocy still needs to drive his numbers further down. Like punking his gun-toting followers, a desperate Trump thinks that having his GOP RNC acceptance speech at Gettysburg will do for his neo-confederate followers something, something Charlottesville. The Stephen Miller logic probably has more historical revisionist malarkey in the...

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  • August 10, 2020

Trigger warning for sadness. The sun shown through the russet and tawny and cream of what seemed to be a feathered explosion in the robin’s nest.  I watched from a few feet away, with only enough time to lift a hand. Two Robin sentinels sped to the scene but the hawk’s...

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  • August 8, 2020

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I...

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  • August 6, 2020

Today’s takeaway from another presser that this time was an hour late: Trump thinks the massive fertilizer explosion in Beirut was an attack, Trump gathered new data to try to divert attention from the current economic recession. And for some reason the state of Florida has superior mail-in voting ability...

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  • August 5, 2020

So this happened last week: Erin Martinez, who survived an explosion in Firestone that killed her husband and brother, has called on a Republican group to take down an ad about the explosion. “I woke up this morning to hear about a horrifying political ad using images from the explosion...

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  • July 25, 2020

There are no real details on how this is executive order is to be enforced, but Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is mandating that you must wear a mask if you are out in public. Amid “an explosion of COVID,” all Kentuckians must wear masks in public starting Friday at 5...

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  • July 9, 2020

from the perspective of someone who has taught every grade from 7 through 12, in public, charter, and private (both religious and secular) schools.  CLASSROOMS —  It is impossible in most schools to have 6 foot between students. Last year I had up to 30 seniors in a room at...

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  • July 9, 2020

The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has a new dispatch from the Land of Make-Believe (née the White House).  Seems the current occupant, Donald John Trump, is feeling a bit like a gimpy gazelle flushed into one of Marlin Perkins’ nets. (According to Sherman, Trump, sensing electoral Armageddon, recently called Fox News’ Tucker...

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  • July 2, 2020

It sure looks like Arizona is going for another shutdown to deal with the coronavirus, but I suspect that Republican Governor Ducey would prefer to call it a “de-reopening” of Arizona. Conceding he made a mistake in allowing them to reopen, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday shuttered all bars in...

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  • June 30, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

“Like Churchill, we saw him (Trump) inspecting the bombing damage.” – Press Secretary McEnany. x Did anyone laugh out loud?— annettebpink🌸 (@annettebpink) June 3, 2020 x Here's Kayleigh McEnany comparing Trump's bizarre Bible photo op to Churchill's leadership during World War 2 pic.twitter.com/vXhMdFsLK3 — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 3, 2020...

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  • June 3, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D. HI) in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign: The American people deserve a president who can bring our divided country together. That’s why today, I’m endorsing my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. Joe not...

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  • April 18, 2020

Right now, Texas is under siege, and there’s not too much our military can do about it. On Jan. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott told the Domestic Terrorism Task Force that the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) measured, over a 48-hour period, a colossal increase of cyberattacks from Iran on...

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  • January 18, 2020

From Steven Portnoy, a reporter with CBS Radio: x BREAKING: @CBSNews has learned US officials are now confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board. Sources say US intelligence picked detected infrared blips of two missile launches, followed by the blip of an explosion.— Steven Portnoy...

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  • January 9, 2020

Report of an explosion aboard a National Iranian Oil Company Tanker Sinopa carrying 1 million barrels, sailing in the Red Sea near Jiddah. Block TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia....

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  • October 11, 2019

“We’ve created a situation that is so contrary to what we had hoped for. We’re doing more harm to the environment. It was a mistake.” Former Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA). Heartbreaking and horrific recent images of the severity of wildfire that have burned out of control in the Amazon rainforest....

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  • September 24, 2019

Radio Free Europe “There has been an explosion at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR near the Russian city of Novosibirsk. Russia's consumer-safety watchdog said on September 16 that a gas bottle exploded on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building during repair work. The blast...

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  • September 16, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

That's one way to try halt public debate in this country: by threatening mass violence and a bloody people's revolt in the streets. That's what conservative media voices, including those on Fox News, have done in recent days. Specifically, the reckless rhetoric has revolved around proposed new gun laws in the...

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  • September 8, 2019

I can’t even get outraged anymore, because nothing really shocks me.  I think we all are wandering around angry and afraid and numb. Police have issued explosion warning regarding experimental launch in Texas tomorrow. A small community of people at the southern tip of Texas just received what some of...

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  • August 26, 2019

First of all, Daily Kos’ Denise Oliver Velez has a great rundown of The New York Times’ 1619 Project right here. So go read that after your eyes are done adjusting from the supernova explosion in Newt Gingrich’s shorts, courtesy of The Nation’s sports editor (oh, yeah, The Nation covers...

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  • August 18, 2019

Progressives and a smattering of non-cowardly conservatives have gone on record as saying Donald Trump is a straight-up criminal who is (badly) masquerading as a pr*sident. But because so many Republican members of Congress have bone spurs where their spines should be, the chance of an impeachment and a conviction...

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  • July 25, 2019

On CNN this morning, Mike Pence tried to summon as much gravitas as he could — veering dangerously close to the event horizon of fatally constipated — in order to sell a few of those common-sense homespun lies that play so well in the heartland. He sounded like an ass...

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  • June 23, 2019

A line a day when you’re far away, Little things mean a lot   Little Things Mean A Lot OK! *CLAP!* Everybody have their final walk through with the caterer for the menu for tonight’s “Mueller Report Watch Party?” Waiting in suspense for Lo-Barr to release the gobbledygook that will have...

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  • April 17, 2019

Although this incident looks like it will be more rapidly contained that the one last month, today’s isobutylene tank explosion in Houston has tragically resulted one death, and left two others in critical condition as of this writing. There’s no apparent connection between the two events, which occurred at facilities owned by...

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  • April 2, 2019

An epic hero, Justin Bolognino of Brooklyn N.Y., got some amazing video of the Con Ed transformer explosion Thursday night… Pajiba.com x So this is happening in #LongIslandCity #Queens #LIC what the… went on for many minutes and now is dark. pic.twitter.com/dLDinfkWaI — jUSTIN bOLOGNINO (@jbolognino) December 28, 2018 And...

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  • December 29, 2018

I think that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia caught a definite break:  coal miner killer Don Blankenship is running for the U.S. Senate under the Constitution Party banner. fter a failed bid in the Republican primary, Don Blankenship began an uphill climb Tuesday of getting his name on...

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  • July 26, 2018

This evening — the same evening that Trump announced the termination of the Iran deal, and shortly after Netanyahu’s return from Moscow – Israel has started launching a wave of heavy missile strikes within Syria, in retaliation for an Iranian missile strike against Golan. What are they targeting?  In addition to things that...

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  • May 10, 2018

This just coming in. Massive explosions are being heard from an Iranian weapons store at Jabal Ezzan / Azan Mount south of Aleppo, immediately after reports of unknown warplanes flying overhead. The Jerusalem Post is speculating that they’re Israeli jets, but the facts are not known right now.  Casualties are...

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  • April 14, 2018

A new day. Information will trickle out over time, but let’s begin with what we know now. Let us start with the Pentagon briefing. They focus their maps and discussion on just these three sites. We’ll get into secondary sites a bit later.  They offer the following before-and-after comparisons of...

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  • April 14, 2018

This is pretty amazing.  As explained by Shaun King at the Intercept, a terror attack on a U.S. airport was narrowly foiled just this past Friday: On past Friday morning, at 12:39 a.m., security footage from the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina showed a man walking through the front...

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  • October 12, 2017

Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment, but I went ahead and geotagged the entire tomahawk strike on the Shayrat airbase.  Now you can see at a glance what areas were struck (and with what level of confidence), and (to the best that can be determined with public images and information) what struck...

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  • April 13, 2017

They are not: Full Definition of militia 1 a :  a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency b :  a body of citizens organized for military service 2 :  the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being...

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