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Wanna quick look at the $28 million Rolls? Really. 28 mill for a secret buyer...


Check it out-- with the ultimate tailgating setup. And an albino peacock in the background

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon May 31, 2021, 02:57 AM (10 replies)

Sort of computer. It's my damn phone. How in bloody hell do...

I simply copy and paste on this damn phone?

Moto G7 w/android 10

One help site sez ctrl c and z, just like Linux and Windows. That would be fine if there was a control key. And It would work if there was an easy way to highlight text. Or any way to highlight text.

Be back on my laptop in an hour or so when I find working wifi.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu May 27, 2021, 11:24 PM (7 replies)

Yes, I had posted that several of those pix of plastic gasoline bags were mislabeled, but...

but here's one from yesterday:


Seems the guy had 4 plastic jerrycans in the back seat, and something bad happened.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu May 13, 2021, 06:04 PM (14 replies)

Not many remember Joe McCarthy, but the parallels to some things today are interesting...

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu May 13, 2021, 01:47 PM (0 replies)

About those bags of gasoline-- just opened my email and found this...


...Both of these pieces of media are real, but neither relates to the May 2021 gas shortage in the southeastern United States. Both of these images are several years old, and one was taken outside of the United States...
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu May 13, 2021, 02:42 AM (8 replies)

Biden declares state of emergency over fuel cyber-attack

Source: BBC

The US government declared a state of emergency on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack.

The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day - 45% of the East Coast's supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.

It was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday and is still working to restore service.

The emergency status enables fuel to be transported by road.

Experts say fuel prices are likely to rise 2-3% on Monday, but the impact will be far worse if it goes on for much longer.

Multiple sources have confirmed that the ransomware attack was caused by a cyber-criminal gang called DarkSide, who infiltrated Colonial's network on Thursday and took almost 100GB of data hostage.

After seizing the data, the hackers locked the data on some computers and servers, demanding a ransom on Friday. If it is not paid, they are threatening to leak it onto the internet.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57050690

More at link
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun May 9, 2021, 09:17 PM (42 replies)

Future friendly beer tastes like ass...


An experiment to show what some things will be like in the future warming days.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun May 9, 2021, 10:42 AM (1 replies)

This is becoming an old trick and will probably the end of Tribune Cos...

The only people a hedge fund gives a shit about are certain stockholders and its own profiteers. So, find a company like Tribune who's stockholders would like a way out, but with few takers. Offer it a dirt cheap price to shut up its owners and when you buy it, saddle it with all the debt you can find to pay for it. Transferring a bunch of your own debt to the new acquisition makes the deal even sweeter. Engineer it so bankruptcy won't touch your money.

The last thing a fund wants to do is actually run a company-- that means work and risk. Nope, the only people you want to deal with are tax accountants and lawyers. No leases or needy employees, no complaining customers who actually want the stuff you really don't want to bother with selling to them...

Worked lout fine for some people with outfits like Sears, ToysRUs, A&P. and a bunch of others. Everyone made out fine except employees, customers, suppliers, and, well, the rest of the country.

The fun money is while loading up the skeleton with debt, you sell off any valuable parts and pocket the cash yourself. Look for who got the cash when Sears sold off Craftsman tools.

I don't have an answer for this chicanery, except maybe to just tax the funds out of existence. These aren't the mutual funds your grandparents' retirement money is tied up in-- they are simply tax scams for the wealthy.

American business at its finest-- let the Chinese and Koreans make the shit we need or want while we just play with Monopoly money.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri May 7, 2021, 05:57 AM (1 replies)

Todays feelgood story...


You can listen to the 29 second piece at the link, or just read my summary: (or both)

Missouri teacher Samantha Brown had her 5th grade class watch Jurassic Park and they became obsessed with Jeff Goldblum.

She jumped on it and came up with a ton of Jurassic/Goldblum projects the kids loved. And, presumably learned a few things from.

The parents loved it too, and sent a letter to Goldblum, who answered and said it was the sweetest thing he heard.

That's it

Great teacher, great kids, great parents, and even a nice movie star-- that's the sort of thing that Makes America Great.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue May 4, 2021, 11:10 AM (3 replies)

How is he so wrong? Anyone seriously denying that workers would stay home from a shitty...

job if they got a dole paying as close to as much, or even more, than the shitty paycheck?

C'mon- a little reality here.

Now, he is an asshole for making that themain reason workers are staying home. And for bringing it up at all, since everything is always more complicated than the easy quote.

Raising the minimum wage and finding a way to give everyone health care, along with better wage&hour rules are ultimately more important, since that stuff will be around long after stimulus payments are just a memory. Mandatory paid vacations are very popular in the countries that have them. And more holidays.

Somebody actually did an honest-to-God-no-bullshit study about wages, proving that around 20 bucks an hour, plus neat bennies, did not affect the cost of a Big Mac. The burger costs the same in Copenhagen as in Chicago. How do the Danes do it? There are some subsidies, but mainly it's taken out of profits. I've seen the numbers, and fast food franchising is incredible.

You don't want to squeeze the owners to where they don't want to work either, but there's plenty of fat there. The biggest problem is the jungle attitude where it's eat or get eaten. Make everyone pay and the good ones will still make a go of it.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue May 4, 2021, 06:19 AM (2 replies)
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