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  1. barnswallow

    US elections ~ 2024

    Trump-Loving Republican Gets Instantly FACT CHECKED [Coach D on Meidas Touch Network; 2.25 24] Pretty good for a social media influencer! Oops. Might be breaking my promise to @Adorecream76 . Brief fall off the wagon.
  2. barnswallow

    US elections ~ 2024

    That’s an interesting article. The article speaks of Harris trying to meet w influencers in Black communities but she also tells of a meeting with 18-35 yo’s at some venue in DC. Yeah! She needs to do more of that. That seems like a really good role for her. It’s concerning reading that...
  3. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    whittling away at rights of the American people, at the state level. Tennessee, this time. . . . a shaving here, a shaving there. . . this state, that state. New Tennessee Marriage Law Takes Aim At Obergefell [Talking Points Memo; 2.23.24] Gerrymandering favors the election of candidates with...
  4. barnswallow

    What you playing right now?

    Brianna Leah, aka Brianna Curiel, is now in a girl group, Bella Dose. See post 597 for the background.
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    What you playing right now?

    I love Cyndi Lauper. I don't know much of her work but I always enjoy hearing her sing. Today, I thought I'd play some Prince music while I did some simple data entry, mindless stuff. It was a concert recording. Well. I listened to the first song and Prince announced the singer, who I'd never...
  6. barnswallow

    US elections ~ 2024

    Lawrence on what they don’t tell you about the Dump Biden 'fantasy' [The Last Word w Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC);2.22.24] Monster episode well worth listening to. I know, who has 40 minutes? I love what he does with the title question: so much helpful insight. Top notch. Then, he goes on to...
  7. barnswallow

    Bears and associates (aka Russian oligarchs)

    A killing in Spain points to Russia and Putin’s sense of impunity [WaPo;2.21.24] Striking fear with base brutality. What poor sots are so subservient as to carry out these hit jobs?
  8. barnswallow

    Price of Oreos

    Why car 🚘 insurance rates are soaring? [Vox;2.21.24] Bad driving, less traffic enforcement, more expensive and more-expensive-to-repair vehicles. More interesting answers to the question than I would have guessed. My cynical answer was ‘because they can.’
  9. barnswallow

    It's 2024 - Let's Get In Our Best Shape Possible!

    yes, but . . . 331 pounds? Let's see, that's (6) 50 lb bags. wowza.
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    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    omg 🤣😂😆
  11. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    Hmmmm. . . I want to say a few things, observations about Africa, actually, only Kenya 🇰🇪 based on a tiny perspective from having been there, briefly, long ago. But I’ll come back to that thought cuz no time. . .
  12. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    About Tucker Carlson’s trip to Moscow to interview putin and subsequent trashing of all things American. Fareed to Tucker Carlson: You need to get outt more [CNN;2.19.24]
  13. barnswallow

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    TY
  14. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    On second thought, with all the dictators in Africa . . . They fit perfectly right here in this thread. It is frightening and miserable what people endure. I know I’m lucky to live here and not in those other places. But people who are experts on authoritarianism are warning us it can happen...
  15. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    Oh. Well. Let’s start some other threads 🧵. One for the whole African continent?! That will have to cover a lot of ground. I guess that’s better than none, which is what we have now! And you seem to have the knowledge. I know the U.S. is isolated, insulated, and poorly informed. t—— is just a...
  16. barnswallow

    authoritarian regimes & wannabes grab bag

    Putin Didn't Hate Navalny. He Envied Him. [Opinion - NYTimes;2.20.24] Authored by a founder of Pussy Riot.
  17. barnswallow

    It's 2024 - Let's Get In Our Best Shape Possible!

    What does the incline do? Why the incline rather than the parallel to the floor bench? Thanks for the video.
  18. barnswallow

    Post-election, widespread, renewed assault on voting rights

    Supreme Court MAKES NEXT MOVES in Trump Cases [Meidas Touch;2.19.24] The title is misleading. This video interview is about different ways nefarious actors inside our system of government can overturn the results of elections through weaknesses, either at the state or the federal level. Listen...
  19. barnswallow

    Call and Response Clothing - designed clothes for Prince

    An interview with the designers: “Call and Response” is a Fashion Line Created by Prince’s Trusted Designers [V Magazine; 12.3.19]
  20. barnswallow

    It's 2024 - Let's Get In Our Best Shape Possible!

    Hi rodeoschro! I don’t know what it means to do 4 reps at 225 on the incline bench but it sounds darn near impossible. Way to go!!!

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