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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Random Shots for Thursday, 20 February 2020

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome Bob Corrigan to the group!

  2. Posted to Diaspora*, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Flote, Friendica, Minds, Spreely [ here, here, and here ], and VK

    H/T Larry Correia

    Monalisa Foster-Author
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 5:42 AM

    I think it was between 1st and 2nd grade [mid-1970s] that my tonsils and adenoids were removed in Romania.

    I was dragged (yes, dragged, because I didn’t want to go because no one told me why I was there) into a room that was filthy even by the standards of a person (me) who lived in a very old house with dirt floors and an outhouse and chickens and rabbits raised for food in the back yard.

    I was barefoot and wearing a hospital gown. I was strapped into a dentist chair with the stuffing peeking out of the many rips that had been hand sewn somewhat shut.

    They knocked me out with chloroform.

    When I woke up, my pillow was drenched in blood (mine). No one had cleaned me up (because at some point I’d voided both my bladder and bowels). There was no ice. No pain medication. Nothing for the swelling. No antibiotics. You either lived or you didn’t.

    This is what you’re voting for when you vote for single-payer, for “free” (if you don’t count the bribes) healthcare.



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    1. Robot Chicken
    2. Mike Tyson Mysteries
    3. Xavier: Renegade Angel
    4. Frisky Dingo
  2. The New YorkerAnnals of Gastronomy: A Couple in China on Living (and Cooking) Under Coronavirus Lockdown by Helen Rosner
  3. BuzzFeed NewsWorking In Science Was A Brutal Education. That’s Why I Left. by Brandon Taylor
  4. BBC Worklife from the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] — The Future of Work: Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees? by Anisa Purbasari Horton
  5. Vox6 myths about the history of Black people in America by Jessica Machado and Karen Turner
  6. The AtlanticWhy SpaceX Wants a Tiny Texas Neighborhood So Badly by Marina Koren
  7. IDW PublishingStar Trek: Picard – Countdown
  8. OverkillThe Wings of War
  9. The Commonwealth: The Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2 — A Night Without Stars by Peter F. Hamilton
  10. USA TodaySanders was ridiculously naive about the Soviet Union. The Trump ads write themselves. by Tom Nichols
  11. Ozzy OsbourneNo Rest for the Wicked

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