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« on: November 02, 2020, 10:19:36 AM »
... we're supposed to get our decks tiled this week, starting today.  Hopefully.  The wife has wanted this for two years now.  The deck surfaces are raw concrete, somewhat discolored in spots by rust.  I hope it looks better, the estimate came in under what I expected.

Cool crisp fall day here.  Nothing notable to report, but I see a lot of campaign signs dotted about so I infer we have an election shortly.  We have two Senate races this year, and one is likely to have a runoff.

Can you imagine if that seat is the pivotal seat for control?  The money spent here will prop up the economy.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 10:53:50 AM »
oughta charge the campaigns triple for every mailing through the USPS and quadrupole for every text message sent

maybe we wouldn't get as many - it's silly

TV and radio ADs???  Triple the $$$

prop up the economy  
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 10:56:47 AM »
I have to believe ad costs go up due to supply and demand.  The wife turns on local news at times and it's 90% political ads.  That second Senate race is destined for a run off and COULD be the pivotal vote for Senate control.  I may move.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 11:03:16 AM »
EVANSTON, Ill. – A demonstration Saturday by Northwestern University students ended as a violent protest with property damage, police said.

The protest was started by approximately 150 students who are demanding the university abolish its police department, part of a group called ‘NU Community Not Cops.’ A statement from Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW) said two members were pepper-sprayed during the protests.

The statement said Evanston police arrived to the protests in riot gear with K-9 units, aided by the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, who are trained in ‘tactical crowd control.’ NUGW alleges the environment facilitated violence.

Police said protesters threw bricks at Evanston police officers, shined high-powered lasers into their eyes and threw fireworks at officers.

Police Chief Demetrius Cook spoke out Sunday, saying the protesters turned to violence.

“We allowed them to do peaceful assembly and we would have let it ride until they turned to violence with bricks,” Cook said.

In response, police said they deployed pepper spray and arrested one Northwestern student.

The student was released from Evanston police custody early Sunday, the university said.

A statement from NUGW reads:

“We unequivocally condemn the police brutality on display last night. Last night proved once again that it is heavily armed, militarized police who create and escalate violence. As NU Community not Cops has long argued, and as we unfortunately saw on display last evening, the police do not, and never will, keep us safe.”

The statement also criticized an e-mail from Northwestern President Morton Schapiro sent to the campus community on October 19, which the organization said warned students ‘who violate rules and laws’ that he was ‘making it abundantly clear that you will be held accountable.’

The organization said members reported an increase in police aggression and repeated attempts by police to provoke the protesters in the days following the e-mail, and called for Schapiro’s immediate resignation.

Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty penned a letter to the President of Northwestern University, saying that residents do not support protesters throwing objects at police officers and damaging property.

Hagerty also said he expects the university to cover the cost for city officers responding to a month-long series of anti-police protests, mostly led by students.

Northwestern issued the following statement.

“As we have stated before, Northwestern strongly supports the free expression of ideas and vigorous debate, abiding principles that are fundamental to our University. Northwestern protects the right to protest, but we do not condone breaking the law. Should members of the Northwestern community be found in violation of University policies, state or federal laws, they will be held accountable through our processes.”


https://wgntv.com/news/northwestern-students-clash-with-police-in-evanston/?fbclid=IwAR0eobgrnv3OlAfV7lMrgdd-rkLsCmarFp_BT4o-6Aa8RUq_8Oo4rZ2tVPk
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 11:09:23 AM »
oughta charge the campaigns triple for every mailing through the USPS and quadrupole for every text message sent

maybe we wouldn't get as many - it's silly

TV and radio ADs???  Triple the $$$

prop up the economy 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 11:09:35 AM »
I have to believe ad costs go up due to supply and demand.  The wife turns on local news at times and it's 90% political ads.  That second Senate race is destined for a run off and COULD be the pivotal vote for Senate control.  I may move.
Maybe vote instead?
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 11:13:28 AM »
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a34536259/2022-cadillac-v-series-blackwing-magnesium-wheels/?utm_source=facebook&src=socialflowFBCAD&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&fbclid=IwAR2YUmLigAaPTqIv9h2OfgPYxJ2sRqZKd5PxoGSC5q4DQwNy9Pd-ab_vfB4

Mag wheels, on a Caddy.

I have an interest in "tanks", armored fighting vehicles etc.  I mentioned elsewhere that the Czechs had some good tanks in 1939, in fact the Germans used them liberally in their Panzer divisions (Panzer means tank, just as does Char in French, like chariot).  The Czechs also had some formidable defensive fortifications on the German border, think mini-Maginot Line that would have given the Germans problems.

The French wanted no part of war with Germany and bailed leaving Chamberlain to try and make the best of a bad deal as there was no way for the UK to go to war without France.  Had they stayed out of it, the Czechs might have given the Germans a bloody nose.  Instead, part of the country was ceded, and then later the rest was grabbed along with considerably tank making industry and design.

The Czech chassis later were used to make tank destroyers where the tanks themselves were judged too lightly armored.

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 11:13:45 AM »
* Given all the pandemic weirdness, Moos and his chief security man, retired New York City cop Patrick Kelly, likely won't be able to visit their favorite hot dog stop in the Big Ten. That would be Mustard's Last Stand in Evanston, where they devoured Chicago-style dogs in 2018.

They take this stuff seriously. At the end of each season, they rank the best hot dog at each conference road game. In 2019, the winner — "hands down," according to Moos — was a hot dog stand at Maryland.

"Best brat in town," the stand worker told Moos.

But it's hard to top Mustard's Last Stand.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 11:19:40 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window
I'm not saying these boosters of political influence should spend their money on new shoes or a new book for their library.

I'm saying they spend the same amount of money on the influence of an election, but we the people get fewer pieces of mail, fewer ads on the TV and radio, and fewer text messages to delete. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 11:20:00 AM »
But it's hard to top Mustard's Last Stand.
It's hard to top a Chicago dog.

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 11:22:10 AM »
... you put a pickle on it.

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 11:50:31 AM »
There have been numerous mentions how Nebraska’s marriage to the Big Ten is on the rocks, that it’s hit a “rough patch”, and may even be over.

Nebraska’s Marriage To The Big Ten Has Never Been Better


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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 12:15:12 PM »
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