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Messages - thatsneakyguy

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He still hasn't answered my query about how his goats are doing and when they are due....

How are Polly and Betsy doing, Dave?  They must be due around now, yes?
They are doing great.  Due about the end of May I'm guessing.  I should have bred them sooner but you know ... those "round tuits" and all.  I was very apprehensive about becoming a dairy farmer about this time last year (I got them on April 15, 2016) but I'm so glad I took the plunge.  It's been great from so many angles ... perfect milk ... a chance to practice everything I've been taught in Regenerative Ag ... daily hilarity ... something fun to do with my daughter ... pasture improvement ... conversation piece with neighbors and fellow church members ... even some bonding with my kids and ex-wife!  I have more confidence than ever now to go ahead and get a dairy cow if I can just work out the breeding part ... if I can pull that off, my annual food calorie production will hit something like 2 million and I will feel like I have finally arrived at being a Real Regen Producer ... not just an activist.

Inb4
Pingu is a lying manipulative bitch who is constantly bragging about how smart she is
 :v:
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
maybe he's just delusional
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Games / Re: Image Association
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Scalia died?  Oh man. 

Well it's lucky for republicans he didn't die when Obama was still president.
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Dave is in rare form today.

Anyway, there is a conservative narrative that giving people food is different than giving people money because when you give people money they "waste" it and buy things they don't "need".

Food can only be eaten so they begrudging think it's OK.  To a point that is.  They don't want poor people buying steak and whatnot. :whyyou:

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Apparently Dave believes the more fringe narrative of - Commissioning government to help poor people and disabled people only leads to tyranny .

Also, would like to hear Dave expound on - the government feeding hungry children is "stealing" your tax dollars .
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So giving a person who is trying to get a job, or who is incapacitated by illness, a modest amount of help, is just like indulging a spoilt 2-year old? Even though through receiving that help that person may well go on to become a productive member of society?

Jesus weeps, Dave. He looks down on you and weeps.
I am probably doing more to help poor people and disabled people than you are. So I am all for it. As long as it is done by private citizens. Commissioning government to do it only leads to tyranny.  Maybe if I keep saying this every day for the next year or so it will sink in.

Dave, why don't you just list the governments that became tyrannies specifically because they helped poor people?

After that, list all the democratic governments that don't help poor people in any way.

:icare:
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Giving money, giving food ... same diff ...  both are good if done by private individuals or entities. Both are bad if done by government.

And how exactly is it bad for the government to give food to poor people?

 :icare:
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Buying food for its citizens with tax dollars is not a proper function of government.

Making deals with heads of state on golf courses IS a proper function of government.

The former doesn't solve any fundamental problems in our country. The latter has great potential to solve future problems in our country.

If you have fed hungry children PERSONALLY  with your own money  .... then I applaud you.  If you have taught them how to feed themselves  personally, again with your own money, then I applaud you even more.  What I do not applaud is direct payments to individuals by governments  because that leads to tyranny which harms everyone.

Did anyone else notice how quickly Dave gave up on defending giving food to poor people, and tried to shift the argument to giving money to poor people?
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Attendees chant 'you lie' at U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson during Graniteville town hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90iPgPgSPi8
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
I love his very subtle tell of "nobody knew this, but" followed by a thing that lots and lots of people knew but Trump himself was very ignorant of.

It goes hand in hand with the narcissism.
If I don't understand it no one does!
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Removing Assad
Nordstrom better watch out.

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... of anybody here, I'm probably one of the greatest advocates for Native American rights ...



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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Born Rich
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In the years since the documentary was filmed, Ivanka seems to have doubled-down on the notion that her vast privilege is, in fact, a handicap. There's a sequence in her 2009 book, The Trump Card, in which she relays a story about the difficulty of setting up a childhood lemonade stand. From The New Yorker:

When Ivanka was a kid, she got frustrated because she couldn't set up a lemonade stand in Trump Tower. "We had no such advantages," she writes, meaning, in this case, an ordinary home on an ordinary street. She and her brothers finally tried to sell lemonade at their summer place in Connecticut, but their neighborhood was so ritzy that there was no foot traffic. "As good fortune would have it, we had a bodyguard that summer," she writes. They persuaded their bodyguard to buy lemonade, and then their driver, and then the maids, who "dug deep for their spare change." The lesson, she says, is that the kids "made the best of a bad situation."
:barf:
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The only thing that stops a bad employee with a gun is a good employee with a gun.
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It's now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

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Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.

Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned.

But the picture was described last week on the Russian government's list of things that constitute "extremism."

Item 4071: a picture of a Putin-like person "with eyes and lips made up," captioned with an implicit anti-gay slur, implying "the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation."


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Makes Watergate look tame by comparison.

Sure Dave Sure. 
It would if any of it were true. 

Where's the evidence Dave?
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"What's the point?" ( of my recent posts )

That Obama got worried about a Trump presidency in 2011 and relaxed spying rules so as to more easily (mis)use the intelligence services to spy on his political opponent and try to  prevent him from becoming president.

Yabbut why don't you post evidence then?

Why did you post some unverified claim by Jack Posobiec?
And say "Holy mackerel ..."
How does that post make your point?

All that post demonstrated was two things:
1)   Jack Posobiec is a liar and untrustworthy.
2)   Dave Hawkins can't determine whether or not a source of information is reliable. 


What's funny is people will say "Dave, you can't distinguish fake news from real news."
And you'll be like "Why do you say that?"
But here's the evidence right here; your Jack Posobiec post.

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Holy mackerel ...

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April 05, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Spied on Trump in 2011
JACK POSOBIEC
WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

As the investigation into the Trump wiretapping scandal continues, sources within the Trump Administration now confirm that surveillance activities were conducted on Donald Trump in 2011, during the time he was considering announcing a run for president.

Many questioned Barack Obama's appearance at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2011, when he devoted nearly the entire speech to bashing Donald Trump, with the future president and first lady themselves in attendance.

https://youtu.be/NyfSY0-JWeI

Seriously Dave, what exactly was the point of posting this?
What information were you trying to convey?
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Holy mackerel ...

Quote
April 05, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Spied on Trump in 2011
JACK POSOBIEC
WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

As the investigation into the Trump wiretapping scandal continues, sources within the Trump Administration now confirm that surveillance activities were conducted on Donald Trump in 2011, during the time he was considering announcing a run for president.

Many questioned Barack Obama's appearance at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2011, when he devoted nearly the entire speech to bashing Donald Trump, with the future president and first lady themselves in attendance.

https://youtu.be/NyfSY0-JWeI
:facepalm:

Obama went to every dinner... :cripes:

BTW this is a lie:

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Many questioned Barack Obama's appearance at the White House Correspondents dinner in 2011, when he devoted nearly the entire speech to bashing Donald Trump, with the future president and first lady themselves in attendance.

HTH
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TR Embassy and Animal Shelter / Re: The Cat Thread
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Science / Re: The Cool Science Image Thread
Saturn in Infrared from Cassini

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Explanation: Many details of Saturn appear clearly in infrared light. Bands of clouds show great structure, including long stretching storms. Also quite striking in infrared is the unusual hexagonal cloud pattern surrounding Saturn's North Pole. Each side of the dark hexagon spans roughly the width of our Earth. The hexagon's existence was not predicted, and its origin and likely stability remains a topic of research. Saturn's famous rings circle the planet and cast shadows below the equator. The featured image was taken by the robotic Cassini spacecraft in 2014 in several infrared colors -- but only processed recently. In September, Cassini's mission will be brought to a dramatic conclusion as the spacecraft will be directed to dive into ringed giant.