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Minneapolis Police drove around in an unmarked vehicle, shooting random people with rubber bullets and without warning, until someone shot back in self-defense. For this, Jaleel Stallings was beaten, arrested, and prosecuted.

It happened a year and a half ago. It’s all on police bodycam. Stallings has been acquitted. No police officers have been fired, or disciplined. But don’t worry, “an internal affairs investigation is underway.”

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Because Guano is out there, I’ll start this by saying I don’t know (or even much care) who killed JFK, 9/11/2001 was brought to you by hijackers and terrorists, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and anyone who thinks COVID-19 isn’t a dangerous disease is dangerously stupid. 

Many people, though, believe a great many conspiracy theories, most of which are outlandish and ridiculous. They're idiots, but there’s one undeniable fact that underpins and motivates the creation of their bullshit claims: Our leaders lie, when it suits their purpose. They’re lying to us now, about all sorts of things, and most of their lies will never be known to us.

Where I break with the wingnuts is only in scale and self-confidence. It takes a serious lack of intelligence to believe that everything is a lie, everything is a conspiracy, nefarious actors are controlling everyone in power, and nothing should be believed unless Donald Trump says it — and that only they, the non-sheeple who watch OAN News, understand everything (or anything) about what really happened. That’s horse puddle.

Fools believe the QAnonsense because they’re fools, unaware that their conspiracy daydreams are created by actual nefarious actors — Donald Trump, and other, less obvious shemps and charlatans.

There's still that one undeniable fact, though: Government officials lie, often. We’d have fewer conspiracy kooks, higher vaccination rates, and a healthier democracy if our leaders stopped lying so much.

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Defector is a cooperatively-owned sports publication that derives most of its income from subscriptions, not from advertising. After a year on the job, they’ve publicly released interesting details of how it’s working out.

They do good work, and I’ve enjoyed and appreciated a few articles there. If you’re interested in sports, Douggles says check out Defector. Sports rarely and barely interests me, but if anyone was covering news, politics, or old movies with the same verve and principles, I’d be a subscriber.

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It's been gone for years and so have I, but Defenestration was the artwork that captured San Francisco best.

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Safety is not always easy
Safety is not always fun …”

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The richest Americans became 40% richer during the pandemic.

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It’s silly, sure, but also — no chain of restaurants should be allowed to be so huge that they can afford to construct and maintain two extra restaurants just for filming commercials.

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The Republican Governor of Arizona used federal COVID money to establish grants that were only available to anti-mask schools. The Biden administration says nope, which is good news, certainly.

The ordinary day-to-day corruption of leading Republicans is ordinary.

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I was the 17,587,513th person to watch this video poem. I respect the work that went into creating it, but it saddens me to see a corporate logo at the end.

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Are you reading this on a smart phone?

I received an automated message from Google — they host this domain — saying, “Your site is affected by (1) Mobile Usability issues: Clickable elements too close together,” on the Breakfast archive page. 

I've confirmed that the email is genuinely from Google, but I barely know HTML, never learned CSS, don’t have a cell phone, and don't know what the message means. If something on that page isn’t clickable, give me a holler please, and I’ll try to tweak it. I’m gonna ignore it, though, until someone who's not an algorithm tells me it’s a problem.

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My anagram is Old Hung Load.

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 Mystery links  — Like life itself, there’s no knowing where you’re going: 

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Sincere tip 'o the hat to:

• Becky Jo
• Dave S.
BoingBoing
Captain Hampockets
Mark Maynard
Messy Nessy Chick
National Zero
Ran Prieur
Voenix Rising
• and One of the Butt Sisters but definitely not the other.

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 10/9/2021

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9 comments:

  1. That safety video is horrifying, for more reasons than I can count. Well done!

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  2. >My anagram is Old Hung Load.

    At least one of these is true, and at least one is false.

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  3. Ah, "because Guano is out there"? You think I'm a conspiracy nut?

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    1. > Ah, "because Guano is out there"? You think I'm a conspiracy nut?

      No, I think you like to call me on my shit, whether there's shit to be called or not. I'm just playing defense.

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    2. If you want me to go away I will go away.

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    3. Dufuq you talking about? If I wanted you to go away I'd say so. I want you to pull up a chair, read my shit, and call me on my shit.

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  4. > no chain of restaurants should be allowed to be so huge that they can afford to construct and maintain two extra restaurants just for filming commercials.

    I'll bite. How do you propose preventing McDonald's from having spare restaurants for ads?

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    1. Oh, that's easy. In a properly regulated capitalist economy, one company wouldn't be allowed such market dominance and omnipresence.

      As of 2020, McDonald's had 39,198 locations, not counting the two phony stores. That's about 39,000 more than should be allowed, give or take a few hundred.

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