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re: Is there not a Fani hearing this morning? - MidWestGuy
[quote]No your bio says you’re in Illinois. You observe Lincoln’s birthday not Presidents’ Day. [/quote] No, they are two different things. Lincoln's birthday is Feb 12th, Washington's Birthday (observed) is the 3rd Monday in Feb (but is actually Feb 22nd). 'Presidents' day is just informal, t...
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re: Is there not a Fani hearing this morning? - MidWestGuy
[quote]Presidents day. [/quote] "Presidents day" is not a thing (at least not officially). It is "Washington’s Birthday" (observed). https://www.commerce.gov/hr/employees/leave/holidays Washington’s Birthday 3rd Monday in February...
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re: Kate Moss…oldes chime in - MidWestGuy
[quote]How was this skeleton such an object of desire in the 90’s? [/quote] She wasn't. The "fashion" industry put her out there in the public eye. And it seems the vast majority of those "fashion" guys are gay. They don't like women. Based on what passes for "fashion", I think they HATE women. ...
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re: Jennifer Crumbly (school shooter mom) verdict in: Guilty of involuntary manslaughter - MidWestGuy
[quote]Statistically, how many mass shooters are black? You can probably go back [u]to the beginning of time[/u] and [u]count on 1 hand[/u] the number of black mass shooters.[/quote] Statistically, you are 100% full of $hit. https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/a-deeper-dive-into-mass-shooting...
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re: Current manhunt for a mass shooter and it's hardly breaking anywhere - MidWestGuy
More info on his priors: https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/numerous-deaths-joliet-house-west-acres-road [quote][b]Nance was arrested a year ago,[/b] accused of firing a gun at a woman multiple times as she was driving in Joliet. On Jan. 3, 2023, a 36-year-old woman was driving southbound on...
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re: Current manhunt for a mass shooter and it's hardly breaking anywhere - MidWestGuy
I just clicked on my local news (I'm 10 miles from Joliet): Guys dead. Why do they kill themselves after killing others, just reverse the order. :( https://abc7chicago.com/romeo-nance-2200-west-acres-road-joliet-il-killer/14352185/ [quote]The search for the suspect in a string of murders in...
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re: Current manhunt for a mass shooter and it's hardly breaking anywhere - MidWestGuy
[quote] [You_R_Here said] Joliet is right outside of Chicago . . . might be another reason for the light coverage. This story is inconvenient for at least a couple narratives. [/quote] [quote] That’s MAGA country [/quote] Well, Joilet is > 30 miles from Downtown Chicago, and about 20 mil...
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re: Confederate Soldier Reading Hour - MidWestGuy
[quote]To be more inclusive a Civil War Reading Hour. Just a dude that'll wear either a Confederate or Union uniform depending on the story. That way people can choose whether to come or not. [/quote] Virgil Caine is my name... [i](Note: Commentators vary on their preference for Caine/ Cain/...
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re: Kamala Harris Delivers Embarrassing Word Salad at MLK Day Event - MidWestGuy
[quote]Yeah, 'Run, Don't Walk' had a montage of that line a few months ago. They also had a big montage of Biden saying the same line 12 times to different audiences in different years. It's an excellent site.[/quote] They're both hacks and phony, but don't you think someone could make a similar ...
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re: YouTube Shorts are sometimes pretty good - MidWestGuy
All 'shorts' are awful. YT took away the ability to hit keys to skip ahead or back. No time line, it's just stupid. And they automatically do it for any video < 60 sec. One guy had a video with a lot of text, and he said, just hit pause to read it, use the arrow keys to go back/forth if you ne...
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re: Any antique andiron aficionados on the OT? (Say that four times fast) - MidWestGuy
[quote] That third ball is obviously a replacement. [/quote] That's what she said!...
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re: The math for buying a home no longer works, per WSJ - MidWestGuy
[quote]its really quite simple New home 2020 = $329,000 New home 2000 = $163,200 FRED ($329,000 - $163,200) / $163,200 = +102% 102% / 20 years = 5.1% annual growth[/quote] No, 5.1% annual growth is... +170%. For +102%, it's just ~ 3.6% 1.036^20 = ˜ 2.03 (103%)...
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re: The math for buying a home no longer works, per WSJ - MidWestGuy
Long thread, so maybe this has been covered, but... Are the median priced homes being bought by medium income households? I'd guess not. Most of the lower income singles/families are renting. So I'd expect home sales are to people above the median income. I think we'd need to some history of t...
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re: Elderly SC couple found dead with home heater measured at 1,000 degrees. - MidWestGuy
[quote]1000 is above flashpoint for a lot of household materials. Not sure I believe that number.[/quote] The house was 120F, not 1000F. Only the heater was that hot. Temp would drop off quickly around it....
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re: Elderly SC couple found dead with home heater measured at 1,000 degrees. - MidWestGuy
[quote]Fair enough, but if something was registering 1,000 degrees it would be safe to say that anything within a foot of that area was hot enough to create the combustion point.[/quote] No. A barely glowing red heater element is around 1000F. It doesn't start everything within a foot of it on fi...
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re: If these two can find love then you can too! (NSFW) - MidWestGuy
If you feel the need to tell people you are an "Alpha Male", you aren't an Alpha Male....
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re: Being able to admit you are wrong is a superpower - MidWestGuy
[quote]I was adopted at 9 years old by a couple who had already raised two sons. Looking back, that was a minor miracle, as older kids usually get sent to the foster system -[/quote] Heartwarming story. My wife's aunt/uncle adopted, and that child later got married and adopted. One was an older k...
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re: Bing AI image generator try outs - MidWestGuy
[quote]I tried typing obese black people on motorized scooters in drive thru at Popeyes and it got blocked. I changed black to white and it allowed it . [/quote] Try typing "obese Nigerian immigrants on motorized scooters in drive thru at Popeyes"...
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re: Damn Racist AI. - MidWestGuy
From the non-paywall article: [quote]For example, in 2020, 63 percent of food stamp recipients were White and 27 percent were Black, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation. Yet, when we prompted the technology to generate a photo of a pers...
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re: Top 15 US cities with highest murder rate per capita-2023 - MidWestGuy
[quote]Well most major cities are democrat controlled It's not like there is a big list of Republican controlled cities to compare this list to[/quote] OK, so how about a list of the 10 highest population R cities, and the 10 largest D cities, and compare per capita murder rates? Or, if that'...
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