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  1. Roberteaux

    Henry Goldrich, RIP

    Continuing in the fine old tradition of MLP serving as an ad hoc obituary site, it seems that Henry Goldrich has passed away at age 88. For those who are unaware of who Mr. Goldrich was, this was the owner of Manny's Music in Manhattan, NY. He inherited the business from his father, but it was...
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    Hurricane Isaias

    Looks like we're in for a little hurricane fun in Florida... Hurricane Isaias is currently chewing up the southernmost islands of the Bahamas... though as hurricanes go, this one is pretty mild. Maximum winds have been clocked at only about 80mph, which is not really all that impressive, though...
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    Whole Lotta Spyin' Goin' On

    On July 21st of this year, the US ordered the government of the People's Republic of China to close their consulate in Houston, Texas. US Orders Closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston Distinctly miffed, the PRC government referred to the closing of the Houston consulate as an "unprecedented...
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    Protests in Eastern Russia

    It seems that Vladimir Putin might not be completely popular in the far eastern regions of Russia at this moment. But then: it's a long way to Moscow from the eastern Russian federal subject (or state), Khabarovsk Krai. The big red territory on the far right of the map is Khabarovsk Krai... and...
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    Ron Jeremy In Court on Sexual Assault Charges

    The famous porno movie actor, Ron Jeremy-- aka "the Hedgehog"-- has been arrested and is currently sitting in the L.A. County Jail. He's been charged in a L.A. court with 3 counts of forcible rape, 3 counts of forcible penetration with a foreign object, 1 count of sexual battery, and 1 count of...
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    A Gentler Form of Genocide

    The Associated Press news agency published some interesting information concerning the People's Republic of China yesterday... China Cuts Uighur Births with IUD's, Abortion, and Sterilization For years now, the Chinese government has faced pretty much the same problems with some of the same...
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    Happy Birthday to Harmony!

    Yes, it's true! Today is the birthday of MLP's favorite lady! I hope everybody will join me in wishing her a wonderful day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARMONY! :) --Robert :thumb:
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    For Olds442: Your Guide to Gumbo

    @Olds442 @Bigfoot410 Sorry it took me so long to post this... but damn, what a day! :shock: Better late than never, though. So, for your entertainment pleasure, here's quite a bit more about gumbo than what I wrote in that PM. I suppose that a spot of history is in order. So I'll start by...
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    More Power to You!

    “In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” --Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Locksley Hall" The famous except above from Lord Tennyson's poem, "Locksley Hall" certainly does go quite a long way in explaining the suddenly goofy behavior one might note among younger...
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    For Eternal Discomfort?

    In the first decade of this century, I engaged in an intensive study of the cemeteries of New Orleans. I had been interested in the subject for over a decade before I really went hard into it, with the more specialized study I finally engaged in being preceded by a less formal, more...
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    Maduro Indicted: Narco-Terrorism Charges

    While rummaging around in the increasingly limited news articles that don't deal with coronavirus, I found this bit of news: the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has been indicted on various criminal counts pertaining to drug trafficking and terrorist activities. Maduro Indicted A grand...
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    Harvey Leaves Rikers Island

    Dunno if you guys noticed, but Rikers Island-- a perfectly notorious shithole of a jail operated by the City of New York-- features an inmate who has tested positive for coronavirus. At last count, NYC featured 3615 cases of the disease-- with that total including this one inmate on Rikers...
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    A Perplexing Sort of Situation, I'd Suppose...

    You know: the Internet is generally insipid... lots of really dumb people with lots of really strong opinions concerning matters that they're not quite competent to comment on. Lots and lots of hatred, lots of trolling, and most of the content that isn't of a purely technical variety is...
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    This Will Sound Crazy, But...

    I found some raw writing on my computer... and I think that I may have written this-- though I'm not sure. Which is weird. Usually, I remember every damned thing I *ever* wrote, more or less... I've been googling for about two hours, seeing if I could track down the author of this prose-- if...
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    School Shooting in Mexico

    It seems that an 11 year-old kid who attended a private school in Mexico known as the Colegio Cervantes school, in the city of Torreón, Northern Mexico, has committed a mass shooting-- and then he killed himself. The kid told a few of his fellow students, "Today is the day" some time before the...
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    Russian Government Resigns

    So! It appears as though the entire government of Russia has resigned in the face of "sweeping changes" to the constitution of Russia. Russian Government Resigns The changes that triggered the resignation of the entire government of Russia-- including its Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev--...
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    San Francisco Rocks

    Back on the 2nd of this month, I started seeing reports from various media outlets that spoke of a new advent in the ongoing saga of San Francisco and its burgeoning population of "homeless people". Funny thing about tolerance: it has its limits-- especially when that which one is tolerating...
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    R. Kelly Has a Competitor

    Some guys just shouldn't be cops... and Solomon Nhiwatiwa is one of 'em. Solomon Nhiwatiwa: the Mad Pisser of Euclid Avenue Apparently taking a page out of the R. Kelly playbook, Officer Nhiwatiwa-- an officer from Cleveland P.D.-- seems to have been motivated to piss all over a 12 year-old...
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    More Emotional Support

    Fans and users of emotional support critters, rejoice! :p Seems that USDOT has just approved a new set of regs that includes miniature horses on the burgeoning official list of emotional support animals. Flying Somewhere? Bring Your Horse! Airlines may now be penalized by the Department of...
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    Of Ketchup and Karma

    So here's a happy little tale: The manager of a Perkins restaurant in Lacey Township, NJ, was closing up for the night when she noticed a paper bag sitting on the entrance walk of the eatery near the door. Inside were two bottles of ketchup. There was also a note in the bag, with the writer...


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