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It didn't affect your feelings about bacteria or dirt, (You never know how something like that will affect an impressionable young person.)...In your case it was the MONEY  itself that you fixated on as filth.lol.

I was just joking, btw. No insult intended.

Your joke fell flat.

I have NEVER made the case that Money is Dirty.  I make the case that money is EVIL  :evil4:.  Dirt is not Evil, it's fairly benign usually, but also can be quite good if you have good Dirt for growing things.

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Chump Change.  Get back to me when we get to the Quadrillions.  ::)

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To make negative interest rates work over the long haul, cash will have to be eliminated or at least severely restricted. This is the bitter pill for ordinary people....it means all financial transactions will be transparent and public and the IRS can then go after all the black market stuff.....which is huge, btw.


I've been thinking that the pandemic would leave us with a move towards cashless with a new global currency.  It feels like that's how they would roll it out.  It would be no more cash and one global currency.  Then again I don't think that there is enough cooperation yet among the major governments of the world.  I think we are getting close to that though.  I think I will see it in my life to be sure. 

I believe a cashless society is inevitable.   It would be very easy for the majority of us to transition to that because most people already don't need to use cash.  I seldom ever have cash on me.  I use plastic to deduct my digibits from my accounts in literally every in person transaction.  It's just more convenient and secure.  A thug can rob your cash and spend it.  He can't rob your cards and spend it.  If he leaves you alive you get on your personal screen and lock accounts in minutes.  Not to mention money is literally filthy.  With something like covid going on who wants to be touching physical money if they don't have to? 

Just an aside here, for the humor...

A few months ago my youngest son found reason to put a penny on his lips.  He's 7.  Young kids do stupid shit for no reason as a general rule.  I decided to teach him a lesson with humor.  My oldest son, 10, was sitting in the room for this.  I wanted to teach him about how dirty money is. 

"Do you have any idea how filthy money is son?"

"I don't know," look of confusion and dad's a dickhead on his face.

"Well how do you know that somebody didn't decide that they wanted to put that penny up their butt hole?"

Look of terror on his face.  "Nuh uhhh."

"Well you can't know can you.  Somebody might have decided that they wanted to stick that penny right up their butt hole.  Then there you are putting it on your mouth."  Oldest son busting a gut laughing at his little brother now.  "So maybe don't put money on your mouth."

Youngest son puts penny down with look of disgust.  I don't think he's touched money since  :roll2:

     

I suspect this happened to RE too....... at a very early age.

Your supposition is as usual, quite wrong about me.  I have no problem with handling cash, even if it is dirty.  I don't put it in my mouth, and as far as dirty things go you touch them all the time.  Doorknobs, Toilet Flush handles etc.  More exposure to more forms of bacteria just gives your immune system a good workout.   :icon_sunny:

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One more thing, with FOOD I follow the 10 second rule.  If I drop some food on the floor while I am eating (happens fairly often these days) if I pick it up inside of 10 seconds and eat it, this is OK.   :icon_sunny:

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To make negative interest rates work over the long haul, cash will have to be eliminated or at least severely restricted. This is the bitter pill for ordinary people....it means all financial transactions will be transparent and public and the IRS can then go after all the black market stuff.....which is huge, btw.


I've been thinking that the pandemic would leave us with a move towards cashless with a new global currency.  It feels like that's how they would roll it out.  It would be no more cash and one global currency.  Then again I don't think that there is enough cooperation yet among the major governments of the world.  I think we are getting close to that though.  I think I will see it in my life to be sure. 

I believe a cashless society is inevitable.   It would be very easy for the majority of us to transition to that because most people already don't need to use cash.  I seldom ever have cash on me.  I use plastic to deduct my digibits from my accounts in literally every in person transaction.  It's just more convenient and secure.  A thug can rob your cash and spend it.  He can't rob your cards and spend it.  If he leaves you alive you get on your personal screen and lock accounts in minutes.  Not to mention money is literally filthy.  With something like covid going on who wants to be touching physical money if they don't have to? 

Just an aside here, for the humor...

A few months ago my youngest son found reason to put a penny on his lips.  He's 7.  Young kids do stupid shit for no reason as a general rule.  I decided to teach him a lesson with humor.  My oldest son, 10, was sitting in the room for this.  I wanted to teach him about how dirty money is. 

"Do you have any idea how filthy money is son?"

"I don't know," look of confusion and dad's a dickhead on his face.

"Well how do you know that somebody didn't decide that they wanted to put that penny up their butt hole?"

Look of terror on his face.  "Nuh uhhh."

"Well you can't know can you.  Somebody might have decided that they wanted to stick that penny right up their butt hole.  Then there you are putting it on your mouth."  Oldest son busting a gut laughing at his little brother now.  "So maybe don't put money on your mouth."

Youngest son puts penny down with look of disgust.  I don't think he's touched money since  :roll2:

     

I suspect this happened to RE too....... at a very early age.

Your supposition is as usual, quite wrong about me.  I have no problem with handling cash, even if it is dirty.  I don't put it in my mouth, and as far as dirty things go you touch them all the time.  Doorknobs, Toilet Flush handles etc.  More exposure to more forms of bacteria just gives your immune system a good workout.   :icon_sunny:

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I use Plastic for nearly everything already anyhow, so this makes no difference to me.  If I want to hire a neighbor to do some off the books work for me, I do barter.  A fifth of Vodka gets me an hour of labor.   :icon_sunny:  Or a pack of smokes.  A Carton is a full day's wages.  :icon_sunny: :icon_sunny:

You can barter FOOD also of course.  Alaska Grown Potatoes come in slightly under $1/lb, so 15-20 lbs is a good hourly wage if you grow potatoes.  In Edo Japan circa 1500AD or so, in fact the units of currency were Koku, which measured how much rice a person needed per year to live.  That was 1 Koku.

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I couldn't go through Pig Week here on the Diner without putting on Special that most basic of breakfasts, Bacon & Eggs.  In my case egg, because I can just about finish 1 egg.  Also just 1 slice of Bacon.  Nothing fancy, no food art, just old fashioned scrambled.

bacon egg
bacon egg

The notable thing about this is the brand of Bacon I used, Oscar Mayer.  I bought this out of nostalgia when it recently reappeared on the shelves at 3 Bears.  It was the only brand of bacon I would eat in my youth.  I even cooked it crispy like I used to eat it, nowadays I don't usually cook it that much.

oscar mayer bacon
oscar mayer bacon

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Surly Newz / Re: History Will Judge the Complicit
« on: Today at 09:57:06 AM »

Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?

Principles and Repugnant in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

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Hilarious. :icon_mrgreen:

Dead air speaks volumes.

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...and now over to the Pacific Theater of the War with Mother Nature...

Who do you think wins this war, hmmm?

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/attorney-general-william-barr-dc-protests-trump-congress-justice-department-a9545576.html


Attorney General Barr throws more forces at DC protests as Congress attacks his 'politicised' Justice Department


White House acknowledges attorney general ordered law enforcement to expand perimeter around White House before president's photo op at church, but says it's unrelated

    Griffin Connolly
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House Democrats are launching an all-out offensive against Attorney General William Barr for his “continued defiance of Congress” and “improper politicization of the Department of Justice,” the Judiciary Committee announced in a release on Tuesday.

The panel’s announcement comes as the Trump administration confirmed the attorney general personally ordered law enforcement to expand the perimeter around the White House either late Sunday or early Monday, ahead of Donald Trump’s walk to a photo op at nearby St John’s Episcopal Church.

Administration officials have insisted that Mr Barr’s order to expand the perimeter had no connection to Mr Trump’s photo op, where he strolled from the White House across Lafayette Square to the church and held up a bible in his right hand as photojournalists snapped pictures and TV crews shot video.

Shortly before Mr Trump emerged from the White House for his walk to the church on Tuesday, horse-mounted law enforcement personnel used tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash-bang grenades to disperse a crowd that had been peacefully protesting there for hours.

Mr Barr has also continued to deploy more law enforcement personnel across the country to root out violent agitators at protests against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died last week as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck and back for several minutes even as Mr Floyd was saying he couldn’t breathe.
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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, whose committee drafted and ratified impeachment articles against Mr Trump last year, is proposing legislation to slash the budget of Mr Barr’s personal office at the DOJ by $50m, he announced on Tuesday.

Mr Nadler is also scheduling multiple hearings in the coming weeks with DOJ whistle-blowers and former department officials, the panel announced.

“These individuals are prepared to describe specific incidents of misconduct, as well as the unprecedented politicization of the Department of Justice under President Trump and Attorney General Barr,” the committee wrote in its press release.

Mr Nadler and other Democrats on the Judiciary panel will also wade into the DOJ’s high-profile criminal case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, which Mr Barr attempted to drop last month. Mr Nadler will file an amicus brief in the case arguing against Mr Flynn’s acquittal on charges that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with former Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

“The Flynn case is one of many cases in which Attorney General Barr has improperly interfered for the benefit of President Trump and his political allies,” the Judiciary panel release stated.
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Mr Barr, whom Democrats see as emblematic of a Trump cabinet full of sycophants unduly insulating the president from the consequences of illegal actions, has had a frosty relationship with the Democratic-controlled House since he was confirmed to the office in February 2019.

The attorney general has defied multiple subpoenas from House Democrats, citing executive privilege. The stonewalling has erected obstacles to several House committees’ investigations into the president and his inner circle, the House impeachment investigation.
George Floyd protesters met with violence from police across US

Last year, Mr Barr tasked US Attorney John Durham with reviewing the origins of the FBI’s 2016 counterintelligence probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mr Trump and many congressional Republicans have argued that Obama-era intelligence officials — and even the former president himself — illegally targeted Mr Trump with investigations throughout 2016 and into 2017. Claims of political malfeasance by Obama administration officials — which Mr Trump has dubbed “Obamagate” and made central to his 2020 re-election bid — have not been independently substantiated.

Mr Barr on Monday declined an invitation from the committee to testify on 9 June, citing a 29 May guidance memo from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows barring cabinet-level officials from appearing before Congress for the time being.

The attorney general had previously agreed to appear for questioning by the committee on 31 March before that hearing was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he wrote to Mr Nadler.

Mr Nadler made clear on Tuesday that his publicity campaign to counter Mr Barr’s tenure at the DOJ was a last-resort way to try to hold the attorney general accountable for politically “corrupting” US law enforcement and showing “contempt for Congress.”

“I am not going to spend months litigating a subpoena with an Attorney General who has already spent years resisting the courts and legitimate congressional oversight — but neither will we stand by and allow Mr. Barr to continue to corrupt the Department,” Mr Nadler said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We do not take these actions lightly or with any sense of joy. We have both a duty and a moral obligation to protect the rule of law in our country, and we intend to do just that,” he said.

As protests in the nation’s capital over Mr Floyd’s death continued on Tuesday, Mr Barr announced he will be sending "even greater law enforcement resources" to root out violent pockets and stem the vandalism and looting that has gripped parts of the city.

At least 12 agencies under Mr Barr’s jurisdiction — the FBI, the US Park Police, and others — have deployed to Washington in recent days amid the protests.

"The most basic function of government is to provide security for people to live their lives and exercise their rights, and we will meet that responsibility here in the nation’s capital," Mr Barr said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Brexit is BACK!   ::)

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/uk-eu-kick-fourth-post-brexit-trade-talks-200602120338022.html

UK, EU kick off fourth round of post-Brexit trade talks

Trade negotiators from UK and EU begin four-day video conference to forge deal on future relations.
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The UK charges the EU with wanting to to keep it bound by the bloc's EU rules in future [Leon Neal/Getty Images]

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The European Union and the United Kingdom have kicked off a fourth round of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal and other aspects of their future relations.

The four-day negotiations by video conference began on Tuesday with officials trying to make headway after the last three rounds yielded little progress.
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The UK formally left the bloc on January 31 after a slim majority voted for Brexit in a 2016 referendum. Little has changed in practice during a planned 11-month transition period.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised not to extend this period, despite a lack of progress in talks that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis.

The end of June is the deadline for the UK to ask for more time for talks, and both sides are due to take stock of the progress so far.
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Johnson suggested the country would accept a "no-deal" Brexit if London and Brussels cannot agree on new trade rules by December 31.

Meanwhile, calls from British opposition politicians to request an extension are growing louder. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday urged the government to "put political ideology aside".

Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, told the Sunday Times the UK had failed to meet its commitments to the negotiations on future trade and other arrangements.

London had taken "a step back - two steps back, three steps back - from the original commitments," he said.

The British side rejected these accusations and charged the EU with wanting to keep it bound by the bloc's EU rules in future.

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Cometh Christobal.  Spaghetti Model looks like a hit on NOLA/

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: What Does The Narrative Leave Out?
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:48:24 PM »
Yet somehow our cities are burning and we are looking at martial law.  Is it skin color or history?  What should either of those things have to do with the present?

It is as I have been at pains relentlessly to demonstrate an artifact and outcome of the Capitalist system and the inequitable distribution of wealth in this type of social/economic organization.

Crime is the outcome of people who are mired in poverty and have to find some way to survive.  You know, not every poor kid is a fucking genius who can climb out of Poverty because of extraordinary intellect.  There are always a few Horatio Algers who climb out of poverty this way, but it's a tiny percentage.  Again, you gotta look at the aggregate, not individual case stories of successes in the face of massive obstacles.  MOST people born into poverty CANNOT climb out of it, they simply don't have the tools to do it.  If they are a 7' tall black kid from the basketball parks in Harlem they can do it, or a 350 lb Middle Linebacker from a Texas HS Football team they can do it, if they are Neil DeGrasse Tyson and brilliant Physicist they can do it, but this a a statistically insignificant portion of the population.

So, you have a caste in the society that is perpetually Underclass, and that is where the crime stems from.  How do you rectify this problem?  You must develop a more equitable economic system.  Without that, the violence will continue and it will escalate.  You can carve that into stone tablets.  That is all she wrote.

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I listened to the entire video.

I like Irv.  I'd like to talk to him.

That is to say that I'd like to be involved in the next discussion. 

Also, I'll donate some money.

Send me Days/Times that work for you in a PM.  I gotta get someting that works for everybody.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: Ivanka And Jared?
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:15:04 PM »
NYC looters pull up in $350,000 Rolls-Royce to ransack store

 by Adam Ford · Jun 2nd, 2020 4:12 pm 7


   
Last Updated Jun 2nd, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Looters in New York City pulled up to ransack a store Monday night in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV.

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The footage was shot in the SoHo neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

🔦 The ultra-luxury Cullinan has a starting price of $333,000, but its price-as-delivered regularly stretches far beyond the $350,000 mark.

https://disrn.com/news/nyc-looters-pull-up-in-350000-rolls-royce-to-ransack-store

Being part of a Criminal Racket pays well.  You can buy some nice wheels.  I'll bet it's a drug gang taking the opportunity for a little bonus income.

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