Donald Trump Condoned Flag Burning?

Sep. 24th, 2017 04:17 pm
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Posted by Kim LaCapria

In response to a controversial 2016 remark made by Donald Trump opposing flag burning, someone faked a 2011 tweet from him expressing the opposite view.
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As per the monthly topic, Trump's UN speech comes just timely. If anyone had expected even a semblance of diplomacy and nuance in his address to the UN, they might've been struck by the depressing amount of predictability in the final product. Trump appeared before the UN session as a commander in chief rattling his nuclear sabres, rather than a statesman. And this failed to surprise anyone.

In his speech, he reiterated a Twitter jab he made the other day about Kim Jong Un, the Rocket Man. In the most important speech on foreign policy he has had since the start of his presidency, he told the world leaders that Rocket Man is on a suicide mission. Ha. Ha. Ha.

The insults in the speech of the president of the United States killed the last remaining hopes that he'd send an honest message to a regime that's been challenging its neighbors for years. It's time for NK to realize that quitting nukes is the only responsible future for them, Trump argued before the UN - which by itself may sound like a relatively rational requirement. Unfortunately, what would remain in memory from this speech is his choice of an Elton John song to irritate the fellow Dear Leader of a rogue state with nuclear aspirations.

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Sep. 24th, 2017 11:59 pm
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Posted by David Mikkelson

An image of Donald Trump not placing his hand over his heart during the playing of the U.S. national anthem doesn't reflect reality.

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Sep. 23rd, 2017 06:29 pm
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Two sets in the blazing heat. Yeah, play a show outdoors end of September, it'll be just FINE. Mid 90s all afternoon. I think I spent part of the day in near heat exhaustion. I got in the car when we loaded out, turned on the AC and suddenly I was drenched with sweat.

We are home. It was worth it. Good show, great audience, marvelous fun out in the sun at Central Iowa Pagan Pride!

We're off until the end of October when we have another local show, then November when we are driving to Indianapolis for a show, then off for some time. February or later. Nothing booked at the moment, a few things on the verge, but we'll talk about those in good time. In the meantime, nearly half the set today drew from the Patreon page. A few songs will drift off the playlist, a few are solidly in the "works great live" list. (P) is for Patreon. You can get demos of these songs for a dollar a song on our Patreon Page! patreon.com/Cheshiremoon

Set One
In This Place Of Steel And Stars (P)
Disenchanted
Witch In Your Story
Banshee
Beast Within
Loki Loves You
Shadow Moon (P)
The Well Stone (P)
Seaside Evening Market (P)
When Monkeys Fly (P)

Set Two
Widows Garden
An Affirming Flame (P)
Gargoyles (P)
Horizon
Persephone
Spinning Skies & Mirrors (P)
Snow White Red Road
Stand (P)
Ghost Train
Boneman's Daughter
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Posted by David Mikkelson

U.S. health authorities have issued a travel warning for Mexico after several people were sickened by methamphetamine-laced bottles of 7-Up soda sold in Mexicali.
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Posted by Associated Press

The NFL and its players' union angrily denounced President Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag."

Wintersun: Eternal Darkness

Sep. 23rd, 2017 06:00 pm
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The Spring Solstice

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:39 pm
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In my preferred measuring of time, today marks the the three-quarter mark of the year and it has recently been eventful, rather than the reflective opportunity I take on such quarter calendar markers. The day started with a visit from [livejournal.com profile] hathhalla and [livejournal.com profile] ser_pounce for our irregular cheesequest session, which was followed with me running the third session of our Charlemagne D&D game, involving adapting The Veiled Soceity with the the historical revolt against his rule in in Friuli. Alas, the day ended with a very sad note with a message that [personal profile] caseopaya's mother has taken a turn for the worse and is now in a critical condition in hospital; a plane has been immediately booked to Perth and it is almost certain I will be embarking on the journey shortly afterwards. However, before I depart I have to attend VCAT on Tuesday to have power of financial attorney transferred to me for Rick B. and, with the universe displaying no sense of irony, the meeting of the Victorian Secular Lobby with Lesley Vick on the Dying with Dignity legislation.

On the scale of things there there is little else to report. I have been busy catching up on my PRACE supercomputing course when the opportunity presents itself, and even more so working on Papers & Paychecks at every available opportunity, especially working my way through the "sapient monsters" - cars, computers, photocopiers, fatbergs - that come to "life". There was a good game of Megatraveller on Wednesday evening with our regular group, and I have taken it upon myself to update and extend on existing javascript files for character generation to ship and world design. Finally, workwise things have been at their usual level of mad activity, with staff illnesses pushing our already tight deadlines for the GPGPU project into stormy territory. A lunch sponsored by SanDisk's Gary M., on Friday was thoroughly appreciated with a particularly high quality conversation. After that smashed my way through the somewhat tricky dependency chain for the SUMO traffic simulator. But, as mentioned, all seems to fall into insignificance at this point, even in my rational brain tells me that it is not.

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Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:59 pm
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