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Posted: May 15, 2021 - 7:57am

not sure why this was served up to my news feed

looks like a japanese diaper festival

Held in thousands of locations across the length and breadth of the Japanese archipelago, traditional festivals, known as matsuri, perhaps best exemplify a more paradoxical side of Japan: known for their reserve and shyness, the Japanese take on a quite different demeanour when they participate in a matsuri. With shouting, showing off and often quite inebriated participants, matsuri are joyous events that shatter the stereotype of “typical Japanese” behaviour.

In Japan, the largest festivals involve the participation of thousands of people, with tens of thousands more watching from the sidelines. These festivals often require entire sections of the city to be closed down and are broadcast on national television to an audience of millions. By contrast, smaller festivals are held primarily for the benefit of local populations, with perhaps 150 to 200 people in attendance, and are barely publicised. Outside of their immediate region, these festivals may be virtually unknown.

Every festival, whether large or small, well-known or obscure, has its own characteristics. One particularly noteworthy kind of festival is the hadaka matsuri, or “naked festival”, a type of Shinto event in which participants typically wear just a Japanese loincloth called a fundoshi. The hadaka matsuri is a purification ritual designed to drive away bad luck, evil spirits and calamities. Because nakedness is considered the purest form – the closest state a person can be to birth – it is necessary for a ritual purification ceremony.







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Posted: Apr 8, 2021 - 5:06am

Art Bell used to speak of a "quickening".  I always considered those that threaten to move chicken little narcissist.  I mean I know we are going down, just did not think in my lifetime.  I see it as an Officer and A Gentleman type of thing though.{#Eek}
 
 
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Posted: Apr 7, 2021 - 6:21pm

Work now has a new type of leave in the system, "Pressing necessity (Act of Nature)" and I think it must be for things like the nature breaks the cyclists take on the Tour de France, but do we really need to document them?
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 10:09am



 Steely_D wrote:
 

That is very worrying.  An overwhelming &  forceful response should be developed and deployed. Every nuclear power plant already has protected air space.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 - 8:33am



 Steely_D wrote:
 

Seems like some 12 ga. investigation is in order.
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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 - 7:03pm

Cluster of drones surveying the Palos Verde power plant.
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Posted: Jun 12, 2020 - 10:39am



 Proclivities wrote:


 black321 wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Unions can be a force for good but they can also suffer from precisely the same kind of entrenched power they originally tried to combat. Without having to "bust the unions" maybe the best way out of this is a sea change in public opinion. When you get a majority of cops down on one knee showing respect and solidarity, it won't take long to vote out a Kroll (says me with absolutely zilch local knowledge, but hell, one can hope).
 

when discussing unions, you need to make the distinction between public (cops, teachers), and private unions (grocery store, factory workers). 
a union organizes workers as one counterparty to negotiate with the other side -gov for public, owners/managers for private.
the problem with public unions is the the union usually has the gov in their back pocket...they help them get elected, whether it's a major, county supervisor, legislator, governor...so when the union asks for a raise, there usually isnt much push back, like an owner/manager will do against private unions...ultimately the people, who the gov represent, have little say

p.s., private unions helped build the middle class of this country

 

I guess with teachers' unions it depends which state or municipality they are in that determines the amount of push-back.  There are teachers all over the country who have only seen minimal, if any, raises in years, even if they are in a union, and issues such as smaller class sizes go largely ignored.
 

yes, that's fair to say
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Posted: Jun 12, 2020 - 10:35am



 black321 wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Unions can be a force for good but they can also suffer from precisely the same kind of entrenched power they originally tried to combat. Without having to "bust the unions" maybe the best way out of this is a sea change in public opinion. When you get a majority of cops down on one knee showing respect and solidarity, it won't take long to vote out a Kroll (says me with absolutely zilch local knowledge, but hell, one can hope).
 

when discussing unions, you need to make the distinction between public (cops, teachers), and private unions (grocery store, factory workers). 
a union organizes workers as one counterparty to negotiate with the other side -gov for public, owners/managers for private.
the problem with public unions is the the union usually has the gov in their back pocket...they help them get elected, whether it's a major, county supervisor, legislator, governor...so when the union asks for a raise, there usually isnt much push back, like an owner/manager will do against private unions...ultimately the people, who the gov represent, have little say

p.s., private unions helped build the middle class of this country

 

I guess with teachers' unions it depends which state or municipality they are in that determines the amount of push-back.  There are teachers all over the country who have only seen minimal, if any, raises in years, even if they are in a union, and issues such as smaller class sizes go largely ignored.
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Posted: Jun 12, 2020 - 9:56am


black321

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Posted: Jun 12, 2020 - 9:41am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Unions can be a force for good but they can also suffer from precisely the same kind of entrenched power they originally tried to combat. Without having to "bust the unions" maybe the best way out of this is a sea change in public opinion. When you get a majority of cops down on one knee showing respect and solidarity, it won't take long to vote out a Kroll (says me with absolutely zilch local knowledge, but hell, one can hope).
 

when discussing unions, you need to make the distinction between public (cops, teachers), and private unions (grocery store, factory workers). 
a union organizes workers as one counterparty to negotiate with the other side -gov for public, owners/managers for private.
the problem with public unions is the the union usually has the gov in their back pocket...they help them get elected, whether it's a major, county supervisor, legislator, governor...so when the union asks for a raise, there usually isnt much push back, like an owner/manager will do against private unions...ultimately the people, who the gov represent, have little say

p.s., private unions helped build the middle class of this country

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Posted: Jun 12, 2020 - 8:43am


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Posted: Jun 7, 2020 - 1:56pm

With a little deft wordsmithing, being "anti-fascist" is now a bad thing.

Oh, and:
war is peace,
slavery is freedom, and
ignorance is strength.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 2:45pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Unions can be a force for good but they can also suffer from precisely the same kind of entrenched power they originally tried to combat. Without having to "bust the unions" maybe the best way out of this is a sea change in public opinion. When you get a majority of cops down on one knee showing respect and solidarity, it won't take long to vote out a Kroll (says me with absolutely zilch local knowledge, but hell, one can hope).
 

Plus, humans are weird. The same thing that leads to riots leads to cops taking a knee one day and swinging nightsticks the next. The first guy to do any of thosemakes it very likely that someone will follow suit. Most humans have a first instinct to "live and let live," so the first rioter gets shrugged off, maybe. The cop on a perp's neck makes the other cops think, okay, unorthodox, but okay... I don't have answers, other than "see something, say something." 
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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:46pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 

Well we can highlight police unions—I'm pro-union but you know me; nothing's black and white: police unions who cover for bad cops are a problem. Much more likely to be a thing in pro-union cities. Getting rid of the police union is hard, until a union-busting GOP takes over, but then everybody loses. 
 
Unions can be a force for good but they can also suffer from precisely the same kind of entrenched power they originally tried to combat. Without having to "bust the unions" maybe the best way out of this is a sea change in public opinion. When you get a majority of cops down on one knee showing respect and solidarity, it won't take long to vote out a Kroll (says me with absolutely zilch local knowledge, but hell, one can hope).
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:40pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
By no means am I defending Republicans and certainly not Trump, but what does systemic mean anyway?  These are not only fair points, but important points if we plan to actually do something about our corrupt police.  I think it is safe to say that actual racist Republicans are not going to offer any help, but what about the people that are in power that are supposed "allies" to the cause?

 

 

Democrats have run Minneapolis for generations. Why is there still systemic racism?

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-run-minneapolis-generations-why-090004608.html

 

"Minneapolis, Minn. has been under Democratic control since 1978. Chicago has been under Democratic control for 89 years; its present mayor is a black woman. Philadelphia has had Democratic mayors for 68 years; three of its last five mayors have been black men. Six of the last seven Atlanta, Ga., mayoral administrations were led by black Democratic mayors, and the present mayor is a black woman.

"A city runs its police department and other services; therefore, if there is so much 'systemic racism' in these organizations, why hasn't it been corrected over so many years under Democratic leaders?

"Why aren't these cities garden spots of racial tolerance, understanding, and virtue?"

There have been no answers.

In the wake of the 2015 riots in Baltimore after the death in police custody of a black man named Freddie Gray, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interviewed black Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, a Democrat.

Mosby’s answer, particularly to Cuomo’s last question below, is instructive, in that it’s clear he wasn’t expecting it:

MOSBY: This is much more than Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray was the culmination of, again, decades – the young guys out here showing their frustration and venting, being angry and doing it in an unproductive way, they are carrying their father's burden. They're carrying their grandfather's burden. Again this is generations old of failed policies and broken promises.

CUOMO: You are a Democrat, right?

MOSBY: Yes.

CUOMO: Is this on you guys? The mayor is a Democrat, you're a Democrat, 50 years of Democratic rule here, and is this an idea that you haven't gotten it done as a party, as a structure here, and is that the focus on the blame?

MOSBY: Leadership is not based off of party lines, and at the end of the day, have individuals failed in this city, in this state, in this country? Yes. Have there been failed policies? Yes. Have things adversely affected places like Baltimore? Yes, whether you're talking about Reaganomics, whether you're talking about the contraband where they talk about stop and frisk procedures or mass incarceration. All of these things directly play into recidivism and play into the things that plague these communities. So it's all about leadership and not necessarily about parties.

That’s a lengthy, rambling way around the barn to say he wasn’t going to give a specific answer to a direct question, because it’s about the party to which he belongs. However, if you go to the City of Baltimore’s website and click on the government directory, under "P" you’ll find the Baltimore Police Department, because it’s the city of Baltimore’s responsibility.

Cuomo’s question was pertinent. It went unanswered.

 

 

Well we can highlight police unions—I'm pro-union but you know me; nothing's black and white: police unions who cover for bad cops are a problem. Much more likely to be a thing in pro-union cities. Getting rid of the police union is hard, until a union-busting GOP takes over, but then everybody loses. 
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:32pm

 sirdroseph wrote:

By no means am I defending Republicans and certainly not Trump, but what does systemic mean anyway?  These are not only fair points, but important points if we plan to actually do something about our corrupt police.  I think it is safe to say that actual racist Republicans are not going to offer any help, but what about the people that are in power that are supposed "allies" to the cause??

 

 

Democrats have run Minneapolis for generations. Why is there still systemic racism?

 

 
Try this for starters...
sirdroseph

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Posted: Jun 6, 2020 - 12:10pm

By no means am I defending Republicans and certainly not Trump, but what does systemic mean anyway?  These are not only fair points, but important points if we plan to actually do something about our corrupt police.  I think it is safe to say that actual racist Republicans are not going to offer any help, but what about the people that are in power that are supposed "allies" to the cause??

 

 

Democrats have run Minneapolis for generations. Why is there still systemic racism?

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-run-minneapolis-generations-why-090004608.html

 

"Minneapolis, Minn. has been under Democratic control since 1978. Chicago has been under Democratic control for 89 years; its present mayor is a black woman. Philadelphia has had Democratic mayors for 68 years; three of its last five mayors have been black men. Six of the last seven Atlanta, Ga., mayoral administrations were led by black Democratic mayors, and the present mayor is a black woman.

"A city runs its police department and other services; therefore, if there is so much 'systemic racism' in these organizations, why hasn't it been corrected over so many years under Democratic leaders?

"Why aren't these cities garden spots of racial tolerance, understanding, and virtue?"

There have been no answers.

In the wake of the 2015 riots in Baltimore after the death in police custody of a black man named Freddie Gray, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo interviewed black Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, a Democrat.

Mosby’s answer, particularly to Cuomo’s last question below, is instructive, in that it’s clear he wasn’t expecting it:

MOSBY: This is much more than Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray was the culmination of, again, decades – the young guys out here showing their frustration and venting, being angry and doing it in an unproductive way, they are carrying their father's burden. They're carrying their grandfather's burden. Again this is generations old of failed policies and broken promises.

CUOMO: You are a Democrat, right?

MOSBY: Yes.

CUOMO: Is this on you guys? The mayor is a Democrat, you're a Democrat, 50 years of Democratic rule here, and is this an idea that you haven't gotten it done as a party, as a structure here, and is that the focus on the blame?

MOSBY: Leadership is not based off of party lines, and at the end of the day, have individuals failed in this city, in this state, in this country? Yes. Have there been failed policies? Yes. Have things adversely affected places like Baltimore? Yes, whether you're talking about Reaganomics, whether you're talking about the contraband where they talk about stop and frisk procedures or mass incarceration. All of these things directly play into recidivism and play into the things that plague these communities. So it's all about leadership and not necessarily about parties.

That’s a lengthy, rambling way around the barn to say he wasn’t going to give a specific answer to a direct question, because it’s about the party to which he belongs. However, if you go to the City of Baltimore’s website and click on the government directory, under "P" you’ll find the Baltimore Police Department, because it’s the city of Baltimore’s responsibility.

Cuomo’s question was pertinent. It went unanswered.

 

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Posted: Oct 10, 2019 - 11:54am

Not sure what's going on here but it makes me think of something I  would have (or will have) painted.

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Posted: Aug 25, 2019 - 7:35am

Hmmm
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Posted: Aug 24, 2019 - 9:55am

A “hydrating beverage“ (by V-8) that is the color of urine. 
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