Importunate Tom

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  1. Importunate Tom

    Trail Cameras Again

    Resized original of my kitty.
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    Trail Cameras Again

    About 20 minutes before that photo was taken, my gray tabby passed in the same spot going the opposite direction. I cropped the picture to the same size as the zoomed one above, preserving the same resolution and scale. To do that, I cut off his tail and cut the cabbage palm trunk out of the pic. It's just to the left but you can sorta see the same trees beyond. He's about 15 pounds, so pretty good sized for a house cat.
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    Trail Cameras Again

    Hmm... I think it's a bobcat.
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    Mex. Army disarms US troops

    There is something to be said for the practicality of using Avis' car, not one we taxpayers own, to beat around on a dry riverbed. Drive it like you stole it! But now we're going to see something on rental policies about swearing not to use it in any military operation.
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    Xi and the new consumer in China

    The thing that continues to surprise me most is the tolerance of the Pooh Pic Ban. So Trump could declare another national PANIC and decree that no movement of any electron should in any way facilitate making fun of his hair. Despite the often-noted tolerance for most anything Trump might decide to do, I think the reaction would be an outpouring of hair memes never before seen. So many that enforcement would be impossible. So why don't they have 246 million Pooh pics a day to deal with?
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    Since we know the Russians are here

    They're rolls. Although, looking at peopleofwalmart.com, it seems a major role of most voters is eating rolls. It's amazing anyone trying to teach English to foreigners survives.
  7. I guess Hickenlooper's statement is technically true. IIRC, the Vice President's house is across the street from the White House, making him completely unrelated to the administration. You know, like Cheney. The thread on the resulting recall elections has been archived but NBC Did A Retrospective Darn staffers. Always dictating executive actions. A 24 hour day allowed time to speak to noted $peaker Bloomberg, just not sheriffs in his own state.
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    Reading The Mueller Report

    I haven't read the report. Just some Koch-$pon$ored propaganda about it.
  9. Importunate Tom

    First Step Act

    How FIRST STEP Passed Good for Jared. Not sure whether a yarmulke tip is warranted or not?
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    Drug Prohibition: Still Stupid

    The Hunt For Stoned Drivers It's a vexing problem and at the moment we're probably punishing lots of people needlessly, as the opening anecdote in the article shows. That's like texting while driving less. No. Don't do it at all.
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    Drug Prohibition: Still Stupid

    California has lots of regulations on businesses And they're doing an interesting juggling act, simultaneously trying to encourage and trying to strangle their legal cannabis industry. I see it as a good thing. Yeah, they're going too far and Puritans and NIMBY warriors are fighting misguided battles and screwing things up but that's a feature, not a bug, of legal markets. Black markets have different rules. Jeff helpfully started a thread that is largely about the results. With all the faults, legal markets are better.
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    Drug Prohibition: Still Stupid

    Reefer Madness, BTW, is not dead yet "Might have been??"
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    Drug Prohibition: Still Stupid

    Carl’s Jr. will test a CBD-infused burger "sell on" seems weird there. I found that article from this one. It can, huh? I think some authors on this subject are showing early signs of reefer madness. But good for Carl's Jr anyway.
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    Administrative Searches and the 4th Amendment

    RRS means one thing on a sailing site but it can mean Racist Railroad Stations
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    Assange has been arrested

    How about when they say, "Don't look at the traitors who still work for us! Look at that guy who revealed them and doesn't work for us any more!" I'm not OK with going back on the promise to work within the oversight rules. I still think the people who did it should be revealed and fired. But no, the big problem isn't those people and the culture they created of punishing whistleblowers. It's the whistleblowers.