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November 20, 2022

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Jim Eagle

Not in Qatar, it isn’t. World Cup has started.

Ecuador up 1-0 on Qatar in first 15 minutes.

USA plays tomorrow.

clarice

Narciso has a fab link for anyone who cares to understand the FTX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20BEJouWBgY

Narciso

thanks I found it on the hordes side panels,

add to heller, budd schulberg might have imagined
sbf

Narciso

entonces


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1593434329153245185.html

Narciso

well then

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/pair-of-attorneys-who-threw-molotov-cocktails-finally-disbarred/

Narciso

for different reasons,


https://taibbi.substack.com/p/no-new-york-times-you-dont-deserve

clarice

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2022/11/20/what-the-new-republican-house-can-and-cant-accomplish-n2616167

Narciso

its full of code,


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/missing-employees-a-billion-dollar-loan-and-emoji-payments-the-9-most-batshit-revelations-from-ftxs-bankruptcy-filing/ar-AA14eTUI#:~:text=Missing%20Employees%2C%20a%20Billion-Dollar%20Loan%2C%20and%20Emoji%20Payments%3A,Keep%20Track%20of%20Who%20Its%20Employees%20Were%20

Narciso

there is so much fakery


https://jonathanturley.org/2022/11/20/what-elephant-associated-press-falsely-denies-that-there-is-any-evidence-that-joe-biden-discussed-hunters-business-dealings/

Narciso

ecuador beats qatar 2-0

Narciso

interesting

https://tinyurl.com/4p8xwc8c

henry

Iger returns to Disney. Doubling down on woke?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/disney-shocker-robert-iger-to-return-as-ceo-bob-chapek-ousted-11669000047

henry

hmm.

https://reason.com/volokh/2022/11/18/comparing-the-orders-appointing-special-counsel-mueller-and-special-counsel-smith/

Neo

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried triggered downfall by badmouthing crypto rival: sources
https://nypost.com/2022/11/15/ftx-founder-sam-bankman-fried-triggered-downfall-by-badmouthing-crypto-rival-sources/
One of the oft not spoken truisms of marketing is that "the presence of competition creates legitimacy".

So, it's not surprising that Binance would help finance a competitor, FTX.

Gentlejim

Just popping in to say hey.

clarice

HI, GJ!!

sbwaters

Tipping my hat in greetings to GentleJim.

Neo

It is tragic how far The New York Times has fallen – basically just boring af far left brainwashing at this point. The boring part is truly unforgivable!
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1594340948707885057

matt - deplore me if you must

USA 1-1 with Wales. A last minute PK goal from Gareth Bale tied it.

The World Cup is brought to you by the greatest hypocrites in business, sport and media. Bread & circuses.

Davod

Police respond to terrified homeowner..

https://www.westernjournal.com/police-respond-terrified-homeowner-reporting-break-find-adorable-culprit-waiting/

Davod

Found at Instapundit

"MORE ON USING AIRPODS AS HEARING AIDS: “For their study, the researchers worked with a pool of 21 patients in Taiwan—whose average age was 41—with mild to moderate hearing loss. They tested Apple’s Live Listen feature, which utilizes the iPhone’s microphone to transmit audio directly to Bluetooth-paired AirPods in real time. The feature has been used to listen in on hard-to-hear sounds like bird calls or quiet speakers in a big lecture hall (and sometimes for eavesdropping). But it could also double as an assistive hearing device by amplifying sounds in noisy environments. “It’s actually pretty fun,” says Cheng. “You can use this function in a very noisy cocktail party to talk to your friends, but you can actually use it as a very good assistive device if you want to get a better signal out of the noise.” When used with the noise-canceling AirPods Pro, Live Listen can boost conversation volumes while maintaining safe-listening levels, filter in some outside noises to heighten awareness through “transparent mode,” and play calming sounds that can relieve tinnitus.”

https://www.popsci.com/science/airpods-hearing-aids-performance/

Gentlejim

Hey to Clarice and SBW.

Davod

I watched "Mrs. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries" set in the 60s. This was playing when the star of the show was in the kitchen trying to make breakfast.

"I like bread and butter"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Jzl_bx3fI

Davod

Shopping

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/cutedogonsale.jfif

Davod

Why? Just Why? 😅

https://twitter.com/i/status/1594734899277299713

Davod

Mistakes were made.. 😅

https://twitter.com/i/status/1592633310664007681

Davod

Rescuing a badly-treated and depressed ram from a petting zoo and giving him love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbo7aHIH0I8

Davod

Mistakes were made.. 😅

https://twitter.com/i/status/1592633310664007681

Davod

"Bear: "GRRRROOWWRRR!" Dog: "Get bent." I posted this a long time ago; the story, I think, is that the bear is a kept animal on the property. He's trying to get the dog to play."

https://twitter.com/i/status/1593051028165111809

Davod

Red pandas are the animals who look like they are children wearing costumes.

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1594447605265735680

Davod

Purring puma

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1594371539696517120

Davod

Purring puma.

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/stat ... 9696517120

Davod

Feeding time.. 😊

https://twitter.com/i/status/1594268589607223296

Davod

Attack! 😂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1592391595755966465

Davod

The owl in the back.. 😂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1591520436533465088

Davod

The owl in the back.. 😂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1591520436533465088

Davod

The owl in the back.. 😂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1591520436533465088

Davod

Those owls were pushy!!!!!!!!!!

clarice

jimnh--just saw your port on the tail end of the last thread. I've notified the editors. Her BTw is the correct link:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-17/here-are-the-craziest-parts-from-the-new-ftx-bankruptcy-filing

Davod

Smile.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1590824406699352064

Neo

BREAKING: Wife of Trump special counsel produced Michelle Obama documentary, donated thousands to Biden
https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1594810397017645082

Davod
Davod

Family walk.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1594652358658736131

Davod

Compilation: Using your dog's favorite trigger words on fake phone calls.

https://youtu.be/bcptifhkbao

Pinandpuller

Jonathan Greenback is trying to choke out Twitter like he thinks that Elon Musk works in his pencil factory.

Neo

In the Nixon Watergate days, the mantra was that it wasn’t the crime; it was the cover-up. Garland’s special counsel appointment has all the earmarks of a cover-up. What cleaner way to engage in obstruction of Congress and its oversight powers than to hide it behind the cloak of special counsel secrecy? After two years during which he could have acted, Garland chose to appoint a special counsel only after the investigation was being turned over to Republican hands. The move screams of obstruction of Congress and a nonpolitical government agency’s interference in the political process.
https://pjmedia.com/columns/gregbyrnes/2022/11/21/attorney-general-merrick-garland-is-attempting-to-obstruct-a-congressional-investigation-n1647697

Narciso

what is the arab word for schadenfreude, prince salman undoubtably knows it, beating argentina in quatars own front yard,

Narciso

oh

https://tinyurl.com/2wr82vsr

Davod

Don't touch the boots.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595065613646446595

Davod

Whiter than white

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/puppysmile.jpg

Davod

The golden horde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWG8Co2ga30

Davod

Belly up to the bar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYQ7VJD6NCk

Davod

In Soviet Russia, bear at window eats you! Or a sandwich if you have one handy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FhGOV7fs64

Davod

Born to the saddle

https://twitter.com/TheFigen_/status/1594712904162500608

Davod

This snake went to gym class

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595070061735477254

jim nj

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/youtube-censors-reality-boosts-disinformation
YouTube Censors Reality, Boosts Disinformation: Part 1
YouTube censored this site for accuracy, yet new news today underscores that they continue to hype fake news.

He's pissed.

jim nj

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/11/22/the_same_old_same_old_deja_vu_148504.html
The Same Old, Same Old Deja Vu

VDH

jim nj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtK3yotrTg4
America’s New Tank Needs to Chill Out
Task & Purpose (11:39)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3DFfH_2mg8
AbramsX: What you need to know about this tank (7:04)

General Dynamics has built a demonstrator model of the AbramsX Next Generation Main Battle Tank.

Some interesting new features. Like swapping out the turbine engine for a disesel-hybrid whose electric motor will allow for short moves under battery power alone. The tankers will wear fighter pilot-type helmets that will give them a 360 degree view linking to sensors outside the tank.

jim nj

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/22/bankman-fried-apologizes-to-ftx-employees-details-amount-of-leverage-in-internal-letter/
Bankman-Fried Apologizes to FTX Employees, Details Amount of Leverage in Internal Letter
The former FTX CEO did not address concerns about customer funds being misappropriated or other recent revelations about the company.

"According to Bankman-Fried, FTX had around $60 billion in collateral and $2 billion in liabilities this spring, but a market crash meant the collateral's value was halved.

The "drying up" of credit in the industry further meant FTX's collateral was worth around $25 billion, though his liabilities measurement jumped to $8 billion.

Another crash in November "led to another roughly 50% reduction in the value of collateral over a very short period of time," which he valued at $17 billion at the time.

The bank run, caused by what Bankman-Fried termed "attacks" in November, reduced another $8 billion in collateral, he said."

I'm going to assume this guy hasn't engaged a lawyer yet, since, if I was that lawyer, I would advise him to "SHUT THE FUCKUP." OTOH, he may have a lawyer who has already advised him that an insanity defense is his best option and he should keep talking.

If he believes what he's saying he's delusional.

jim nj

https://www.space.com/artemis-1-moon-rocket-damage-launch-pad
Huge Artemis 1 moon rocket blew the doors off its launch tower's elevators

"blew the doors off" is a colloquial term brought over from drag racing to evoke the sense of tremendous power.

No. It actually blew the doors off the elevators. May have bent one of the door frames too.

A second video show the launch from 16 perspectives. The rocket seems to rise much more quickly than earlier rockets.

Neo

Elon Musk put up a now deleted post about ?
https://twitter.com/i/status/1595250835096621057
Perhaps this early reply will give us a clue ..

The social justice warriors even had their own adorable uniforms at Twitter.

Neo

But the scientific dataset [Meta’s] Galactica is trained on makes it a little different from other LLMs. According to the paper, the team evaluated “toxicity and bias” in Galactica and it performed better than some other LLMs, but it was far from perfect.

Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington who studies how information flows, described Galactica as a “random bullshit generator.” It doesn’t have a motive and doesn’t actively try to produce bullshit, but because of the way it was trained to recognize words and string them together, it produces information that sounds authoritative and convincing — but is often incorrect.

That’s a concern, because it could fool humans, even with a disclaimer.

https://www.cnet.com/science/meta-trained-an-ai-on-48-million-science-papers-it-was-shut-down-after-two-days/

Melinda

Cory Doctorow @pluralistic@mamot.fr
@doctorow
Covering the Blockchain Eight bribery scandal for @TheProspect, @ddayen hearkens back to the #KeatingFive scandal of 1987, when five senators wrote to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to insist that they lay off Lincoln Savings and Loan:

https://prospect.org/power/congressmembers-tried-to-stop-secs-inquiry-into-ftx/

https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1595429026134659075

Davod

gifu castle

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/whitecastlegifyjapan.jpg

Davod

Genius dog invented its own game...🐶🐾🛞


https://twitter.com/Yoda4ever/status/1593930837979844609

Davod

Most talented artist

https://twitter.com/i/status/1593933557843607552

Davod

What kind of vile weed is that?🐈🐾🥦😂😂

https://twitter.com/i/status/1593331388178128898

Davod

Baby Panda
https://t.co/uu85oorEir


Davod

The kids are at it again


https://twitter.com/i/status/1595056770942205952

Davod

Otter pup learning how to otter

https://twitter.com/i/status/1594707650846937089

Davod

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - Food

https://youtu.be/7-fCt1nitmk

Neo

Wow! It was amazing to spend 7 hours with Dr. Fauci. The man who single-handedly wrecked the U.S. economy based upon "the science." Only to discover that he can't recall practically anything dealing with his Covid response!
https://twitter.com/AGJeffLandry/status/1595538168853454848

Rocco

Happy Thanksgiving all.

clarice

Happy Thanksgiving.

Narciso

happy thanksgiving all,

henry

Happy Thanksgiving

Davod

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Davod

Posted by Dave (In MA) on JOM!

Thanksgiving security.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVLASxjWQAETeJe?format=jpg&name=small

Dave (in MA)

I have to point out that it was a stolen pic, Davod.

    Daily Caller@DailyCaller·
    Official
    Today we celebrate the historic day when Liz Warren's ancestors and the Pilgrims came together for the first Thanksgiving.
Davod

Dave. Thanks for the correction.

Davod

Have you cleaned you oven for Thanksgiving?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595334377172606976

Davod

Room for pie?

https://twitchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Room-For-Pie.png

Davod

What Are The Best Thanksgiving Day Staples?

https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/matt-margolis/2022/11/24/what-are-the-best-thanksgiving-day-staples-n1648418

Davod

'It’s Not a Close Call': Mike Pompeo on Who the Most Dangerous Person in the World Is.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelinel ... d-n2616294

Davod

Sorry.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2022/11/23/pompeo-says-head-of-teachers-union-is-the-most-dangerous-person-in-the-world-n2616294

Davod

Remember this - Turkey drop.

https://youtu.be/BGFtV6-ALoQ

Davod

FBI Closely Monitoring Gathering Of Christian Nationalists.

https://t.co/TJQUiB3ZGO

Davod

'We Must Cancel Thanksgiving,' Says CDC Scientist Who Looks Suspiciously Like A Turkey In A Lab Coat

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1593552219172999169/dr8uez1Z?format=jpg&name=900x900

Davod

Temperature

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FiSfgVRXEAM3zlr?format=jpg&name=small

Davod

The importance of bread.

A Pilgrim's Grace
Henry Mosler

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/Mosler%20Grace.jpg

Jim Eagle

Happy Thanksgiving, All !

Davod

I'm the one in the back.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595197053042393088

Davod

Cats

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595199127088156672

Davod

Study time.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595204783844995072

Davod

Imagine waking up this happy.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595208545238421504

Davod

Playtime.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595210757024919554

Davod

Bedtime

https://twitter.com/i/status/1595548591975993345

Davod

Posted by MM2 at JOM2

The Force be with your tree.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FiRnx8ZWIAE5mj7?format=png&name=small

Davod

White privilege.

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/369af72a2ec0fb79fa08f745b2f37e064dfef26403dc884816e258b1e4434584.png?w=800&h=535

jim nj

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/11/24/elon-drops-some-big-consequences-on-leftist-twitter-accounts-that-break-the-rules-n663647
Elon Drops Some Big Consequences on Leftist Twitter Accounts That Break the Rules

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