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Tuesday Open Thread

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Monday Open Thread

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Friday Open Thread

So glad it's Friday. I've got another jail day and am spending all my free hours trying to figure out why my new Dell desktop has a black screen. It's okay in safe mode but I can't even log into it in regular mode. Do they still have computer gurus who make house calls?

James Holmes was found guilty, no suprise there. A shooting of marines by someone born in Kuwait was all I heard on the car today.

El Chapo is still free.

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Wednesday Open Thread

I'll be at the jail the rest of the day. I'll have another El Chapo post up tonight. For those of you who are more interested in other topics, here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday Open Thread

I'm busy at work, and in my spare moments, only following news about El Chapo. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Saturday Open Thread

Our last open thread is full, here's a new one, all topics welcome. Please try not to hog the thread so everyone has the opportunity to start new discussions. There's no reason for anyone to comment 20 or 30 times in a single thread. It's called blog-clogging. And no insults to each other please.

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Thursday Open Thread

Busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday News and Open Thread

President Obama just held a news conference on ISIS. I only caught the last 10 minutes. He said we would continue what we've been doing, and that we can't defeat ISIS militarily, we have to defeat their ideology.

Update: The part of his speech I missed: "We will do more to train and equip the moderate opposition in Syria." I think that's a waste of resources -- there is no "moderate" opposition.

In Iraq news, the Iraqi military dropped a bomb by mistake on Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians. Iraq says its Russian fighter jet malfunctioned, releasing the bomb.

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Friday Open Thread

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Wednesday Open Thread

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Sunday Open Thread

Last week the Rolling Stones got a stellar review in Pittsburgh. Last night, in Kansas City, more of the same. Check out the accolades in the review in the Wichita Eagle.

Their two-hour performance was about as close to perfect as a stadium rock show can get. The weather was idyllic. The sound was pristine. The production was stunning. The set list was stellar. And the band appeared to be having as much fun as the 50,000-plus fans who filled the stadium with a mix of jubilation and reverence.

Keith Richards to the crowd: ""Good evening Kansas City. It's good to be back. It's good to be anywhere."

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Friday Night Open Thread

I've been offline working all day and just saw the news about the Supreme Court's historic same-sex marriage decision. Thanks to BTD for putting up a thread on it. Here are the last two paragraphs of Justice Kennedy's opinion:

....the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.

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Thursday Open Thread

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Tuesday Open Thread

Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome.

In entertainment news, Netflix' new releases for July have been announced. On July 1, it will add both La Reina del Sur and El Senor de los Cielos, Seasons 1 and 2. Watching on Netflix is much better than the networks' internet sites or You Tube. No commercials, they have good subtitles and they don't stop every 10 minutes to play the show's theme song. I just finished watching all 80 episodes of En La Boca del Lobo. It's the story of the former security chief for the Cali Cartel who turned on them and led to their arrest and the demise of the cartel. (Of course that just led to the rise of the Norte Valle cartel, but that's another story, told in El Cartel de los Sapos.) He's now living with his family in the U.S. under an assumed name. [More...]

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Thursday Open Thread

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