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albacore

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The Qpublicans are whining about the release of trump's taxes..

... they are saying it sets a dangerous precedent.

I have no problem with a requirement for a Dem candidate to release his/her last 10 years taxes.

And, of course, every year while that person is in office.

Women in prison...

I was reading Louise Erdrich's newest novel - "The Sentence" - last night and stumbled onto this phrase.... "More women are in prison in the state of Minnesota than in all of Canada."

I checked, and it's true!! In fact, virtually every state in the US has more women in prison than in all of Canada.

Minnesota isn't # 1 in female incarceration. That dubious honor goes to Idaho.
All of Canada (39 million citizens) has 693 women in prison. Idaho (1.9 million) has 991 in prison at last report.

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and our female incarceration rate is higher now than ever in the past.

Between 1980 and 2020, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 475%. Only 5% of the world's female population lives in the U.S., but the U.S. accounts for nearly 30% of the world's incarcerated women.

WTF is going on???

Can we start a pool....

.. on when the next power substation comes under attack?

The goobers have been shown that a rifle can blow up those big insulators and bushings, so now every dipshit with a grudge against the gummint can take out power to an area.

Radio stations....

I live in a small town in the NW, and there is a large, wooded park behind our house.
I have a bear that regularly comes thru and destroys my bird feeder.
I put up a motion detector light - with two sockets. I put a spotlight bulb in one and a screw-in plug adaptor in the other. Plugged an old-fashioned radio in the adaptor and set it up to come on for about 30 seconds if motion was detected at night.
Works like a charm.
Only problem is... the loudest, most obnoxious station I can find is RW screamers. Two different stations. The rock stations drift off frequency, and the pop stations' music/talk is too subdued.
Why is it that the best radio reception is from the worst stations? Are they over-powered or something?

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