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  1. When the demonstrators start down your street......

    When the demonstrators start down your street... when the storeowner attempts to stop the looters... when gang graffiti shows up on you or your neighbors house, or your local storefront... when they...
  2. Not a chance... it never ends well... as nort...

    Not a chance... it never ends well... as nort said - it ends in tears, always has, always will, progress, unfortunately proceeds at a glacial pace...

    and, with the current state of nonstop...
  3. Thread: Dinner

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    Thanks to all for the comments - I did hit the...

    Thanks to all for the comments - I did hit the proverbial lottery with the better half. As stated in the post - four plus hours preparatory for 20 minutes of great eating. I've seen your...
  4. Interesting - the Thai's really don't seem to...

    Interesting - the Thai's really don't seem to care - but, they do know a tad bit more about heavy handed governments and the tactics that can be employed :rolleyes:
  5. http://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/05/buffalo...

    http://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/05/buffalo-police-officers-suspended-after-video-shows-them-pushing-protester/24512660/

    Buffalo cops seen pushing over elderly protester

    Two officers...
  6. Thread: Dinner

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    Today our Moo Baan truck vendor brought a load of...

    Today our Moo Baan truck vendor brought a load of prawns. Medium sized at THB 10 per. So, we had spiced shrimp along with a soup of tofu, mushrooms and pork. Four plus hours of preparation and all of...
  7. Ahh... not at all, at this point in time I'm just...

    Ahh... not at all, at this point in time I'm just a spectator with no horse in the race, just a deep appreciation of the timing of my expatriation...

    I leave snubby with the most onerous task of...
  8. My old stomping grounds - suburb of Philadelphia...

    My old stomping grounds - suburb of Philadelphia PA. Population white 50% black 40% Hispanic & Asian 10%. Police force @ 80% White.

    Police Chief at town hall meeting when confronted by a black...
  9. Yes, and the boys in blue are no exception. Yet...

    Yes, and the boys in blue are no exception. Yet they seem to hold a very negative view towards their fellow boys in blue who get caught, and a very negative view concerning IAD who they believe...
  10. It is very relevant and a potential step in...

    It is very relevant and a potential step in making some progress about this issue - as in a post above - a "bait car" type reverse string scenario may provide good results in making the bad or...
  11. A few comments concerning this thread: 1)...

    A few comments concerning this thread: 1) although the underlying premise is cop bias against minorities, cops are bias against any civilian, black, brown, red, yellow and white - bias against all...
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    Sticky: Yesterday hit Tops at the Mall early - before the...

    Yesterday hit Tops at the Mall early - before the Mall officially opened, they parked us up on the fourth floor, had to walk to the third floor and take the freight elevator to the Basement then...
  13. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ Naw, they're just the seller of the box. It...

    ^ Naw, they're just the seller of the box. It doesn't matter, the top end purchases, Sony TV's, Electrolux Refrigerators, etc. High cost stuff I have success with. The cheap ass consumer junk aimed...
  14. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Just another all too familiar shopping experience...

    Just another all too familiar shopping experience in the wonderful world of Thai consumerism. Old DVD player died. Purchased at Big C Patts, 5-6 years ago. Checked website. Local Big C in Nonthaburi,...
  15. ^ Good Point. Hopefully the US is again at a...

    ^ Good Point.

    Hopefully the US is again at a point where decisive action will be taken to minimize, if not eliminate, the problem.

    We can only hope...
  16. No, I provide a disclaimer when I post a link I...

    No, I provide a disclaimer when I post a link I disagree with. A rare situation.
  17. No, I'm being practical.

    No, I'm being practical.
  18. No, Ant... Posting a link to "reports of",...

    No, Ant...

    Posting a link to "reports of", without a disclaimer, is presenting the info as factual and supported by.
  19. Thanks for spellchecking that - no wonder I...

    Thanks for spellchecking that - no wonder I couldn't fact check their opinion piece. :rolleyes:

    AlterNet - Media Bias/Fact Check
    In general, AlterNet consistently publishes pro-Left news stories...
  20. So, Ant, are you quoting a case of "Their Own...

    So, Ant, are you quoting a case of "Their Own Facts" with Alternet? or just providing a good example?
  21. Do You?

    Do You?
  22. cyrille - thanks oh so much for your...

    cyrille - thanks oh so much for your interpretation of my opinion. For the record, your interpretation is flawed and biased.

    My view on persons returning to work at full pay utilizing, to the...
  23. High profile cases where a black man or woman...

    High profile cases where a black man or woman died at the hands of police – list compiled from multiple sources. The source linked below provides overviews of 81 cases – outrageous enough and sure to...
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    Not heartless. In their defense. Education is a...

    Not heartless. In their defense. Education is a cost prohibitive luxury and children are their only pension plan.
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    Nearly 1/2 of the world's population — more than...

    Nearly 1/2 of the world's population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day. 1 billion children worldwide...
  26. Thread: Dinner

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    This evening we did an open air food market array...

    This evening we did an open air food market array for dinner.

    Starting with Gaeng Som Goong, a local variation of Tod Mun Pla, not fish cakes but a fillet of fish with the appropriate vegetables...
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    Sticky: Yup, it is what it is. I am fortunate in that...

    Yup, it is what it is.

    I am fortunate in that I am no longer a member of the workforce. I can self isolate and really only need to shop for groceries once a week or so. I follow the guidelines,...
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    Sticky: No, that would be a good indication - the...

    No, that would be a good indication - the qualifier and/or disqualification would be in the number of tests administered - clinicians guidelines currently are first responders, medical personnel and...
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    Sticky: ^^ yes, the inconsistency of the test results...

    ^^ yes, the inconsistency of the test results leaves us somewhat blind concerning the intricacies of combating Covid.

    The only more or less valid number we can use for tracking Covid is...
  30. Well, saw the news blurb on CNN with the mayor of...

    Well, saw the news blurb on CNN with the mayor of Minneapolis speaking, not verbatim but close to the gist of what he said - he said the agitators are not for Minneapolis, residents of Minneapolis...
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    Sticky: Meanwhile - back in America - we have populated...

    Meanwhile - back in America - we have populated active protests in the following cities: Atlanta, Bakersfield, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit,...
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    Sticky: Stated another way - There are 319 million...

    Stated another way - There are 319 million Americans who exhibit no symptoms associated with a Covid-19 infection.
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    Sticky: The 40M unemployed aren't guessing at all, their...

    The 40M unemployed aren't guessing at all, their lack of a paycheck and the suspension of their medical insurance do leave them royally fucked. And they aren't guessing about it - they know it for a...
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    Sticky: Baldrick - good post, good find - I am finally...

    Baldrick - good post, good find - I am finally able to connect the dots on the toilet paper hoarding phenomena :rolleyes:
    makes sense to me now :bananaman:
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    Sticky: Yup, I can do that - why did you cut the graph...

    Yup, I can do that - why did you cut the graph off at Apr 15? True picture runs to May 29

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=51477&stc=1
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    Sticky: Getting ready for the real widespread and far...

    Getting ready for the real widespread and far reaching pain and damage of Covid.
    The Economic Damage is about to raise its ugly head…

    Redacted for size

    Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can...
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    Sticky: Dave - the unknown in the graph presented is that...

    Dave - the unknown in the graph presented is that the increase in known cumulative cases is directly related to and a function or result of increased testing.

    I will stick with trend analysis to...
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    Sticky: Oh yea, there are mandated safety measures...

    Oh yea, there are mandated safety measures including travel restrictions, curfews, wearing face masks and social distancing... which folks notably ignore, disregard and blatantly protest, up to and...
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    Sticky: non-sensical comparison - more apt to the...

    non-sensical comparison - more apt to the discussion is: are you willing to sacrifice you and your families financial future by accepting half-wages on the government dole until the government has...
  40. Thread: Dinner

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    Yup... gotta hype the kiddies up for school. Make...

    Yup... gotta hype the kiddies up for school. Make the teachers earn their pay :rolleyes:
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    sourmanflint Get your butt to the game room...

    sourmanflint

    Get your butt to the game room and up your post count - quick and easy

    The Games Room
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    Sticky: Not to argue any point. The first quoted...

    Not to argue any point. The first quoted statement is subjective and the second quoted statement is opinionated.

    I personally do not know the demographics of the anonymous internet forum Teak...
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    Today hit our Big C Extra – time to replace the...

    Today hit our Big C Extra – time to replace the drinking water filters.

    Often visited the Big C Extra. Four floors but I usually only visit the basement and first floor. The basement is, well,...
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    Sticky: Yes, some are more vulnerable than others - and...

    Yes, some are more vulnerable than others - and they should take any and all necessary precautions.

    The statement is factual and supported by the data recorded to date.
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    Sticky: Nope, I'm a firm believer in face masks. I always...

    Nope, I'm a firm believer in face masks. I always wear mine. NOT to protect others - to protect myself.
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    Sticky: Latest info hmm… four out of five...

    Latest info

    hmm… four out of five asymptomatic

    Here is a Covid Case Study document published in Thorax – see below

    THORAX
    Thorax is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal specialising...
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    Sticky: The important aspect of Covid is that we now have...

    The important aspect of Covid is that we now have a comparative baseline to measure and compare against. Although there is still a bit of question concerning how we standardize testing protocol so we...
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    Sticky: ^ ya think?

    ^ ya think?
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    Sticky: To assess response to Covid we need to assign a...

    To assess response to Covid we need to assign a metric. So, to provide a reference number we will measure the slope of the trend. I'm using: France, Spain, UK and USA. The slope measured is from...
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    In my neck of the woods, north Nonthaburi, they...

    In my neck of the woods, north Nonthaburi, they had closed Westgate Mall where we paid our bills and grocery shopped at Tops. Tops remains opened but as we can’t pay our bills its more convenient to...
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