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High risk level 5 weather moving into SC on Thursday.

It will be in Alabama and moving East. Be careful. This is a very dangerous situation!
Gone get blowed away.

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Mar 17, 2021, 05:52 AM (4 replies)

Go-Fund-Me (not for me)

I so want to Go-Fund-Me several Space X rockets and shoot GQPers into the sun.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:29 PM (8 replies)

Greetings from South Carolina.

I have returned from the swamps. 2020 was a lost year. I completely lost track of time. It was not relevant.
I also lost most of my family and friends to Trumpitis. They were well on their way and I had already broken off with many but then Q appeared and the rest set up camp on the edge of their flat earth. It was as if I was suddenly surrounded by Klingons or Deatheaters or Orcs(choose your saga.) They shape-shifted into strangers. I still love them but I love who they were and I have fond memories. That is all that is left.
AND contrary to popular belief, I did try to talk to them. I spent time at the beginning working with methods recommended by those who work with cults. Nothing worked. I have come to believe that any change will have to come from inside out. They are impervious to anything from the outside. Without an epiphany, they are gone. I realize that changes do come from the inside but it is impossible to even get them to hold an iota of a different idea. Normally, people will take in some different ideas and mull them over. Not now.
It is tiring being part of major historic events.
Take care!
Grits
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:34 AM (41 replies)

Another Russian billionaire bites the dust.

Russian billionaire tycoon, 49, living in Britain is killed in crash involving three cars while walking his dog in Surrey as friend says he could have been 'specially knocked down'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7758987/Russian-billionaire-tycoon-49-living-Britain-mysteriously-killed-crash.html

Hmmmmm.....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 08:29 AM (0 replies)

Companies are amassing a huge amount of data about you.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.
<excerpt>
Every so often, journalists lament these systems’ inaccessibility. They’re “largely invisible to the public,” The New York Times wrote in 2012. “Most people have no inkling they even exist,” The Wall Street Journal said in 2018. Most recently, in April, The Journal’s Christopher Mims looked at a company called Sift, whose proprietary scoring system tracks 16,000 factors for companies like Airbnb and OkCupid. “Sift judges whether or not you can be trusted,” he wrote, “yet there’s no file with your name that it can produce upon request.”

As of this summer, though, Sift does have a file on you, which it can produce upon request. I got mine, and I found it shocking: More than 400 pages long, it contained all the messages I’d ever sent to hosts on Airbnb; years of Yelp delivery orders; a log of every time I’d opened the Coinbase app on my iPhone. Many entries included detailed information about the device I used to do these things, including my IP address at the time.

Sift knew, for example, that I’d used my iPhone to order chicken tikka masala, vegetable samosas and garlic naan on a Saturday night in April three years ago. It knew I used my Apple laptop to sign into Coinbase in January 2017 to change my password. Sift knew about a nightmare Thanksgiving I had in California’s wine country, as captured in my messages to the Airbnb host of a rental called “Cloud 9.”

“The heater in the room with the big couch has been running since we got here and we’re not sure how to turn it off,” I wrote on Wednesday afternoon.

“The air in the main house is really musty, like maybe there’s a mildew or mold issue,” I wrote on Thursday, then added apologetically, “Sorry to be bothering you on Thanksgiving!”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/business/secret-consumer-score-access.html



Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:45 AM (0 replies)

I want Guiliani scheduled on every network.

He is a babbling fount of information and cannot help himself.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:44 AM (12 replies)

There are not enough buses

in the world to cover all the people Trump will throw under them.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:39 AM (7 replies)

STOP THIS SENTENCING SHIT!

I have read about several cases where the rapists served no time.

<snip> A family court judge in New Jersey has been roundly admonished by the state’s appeals court for ruling that a teenager accused of raping an intoxicated girl and then sharing a video of the assault with friends deserved leniency because he came from a “good family,” was an Eagle Scout and attended “an excellent school.”

“He is clearly a candidate for not just college but probably for a good college,” Judge James Troiano of Superior Court wrote of the 16-year-old defendant, identified only as G.M.C. in court documents. Troiano went on to question whether the rape victim and her family had understood “the devastating effect” that pressing charges would have “on G.M.C.’s life.”

The judge also argued that rape “tradition[ally]” involved two or more males using a weapon to threaten a victim in an “abandon[ed] house,” “shed” or “shack” — circumstances not matching G.M.C.’s alleged crime.<snip>

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/james-troiano-new-jersey-judge-teen-rape_n_5d1c1579e4b03d6116441252?guccounter=1
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 3, 2019, 06:09 AM (14 replies)

The Uranus Effect

I have read and watched all the sturm and drang about impeachment. I believe we have to act on that. However, there is a lot of crap going on that we cannot begin to know.

I still trust Pelosi. She has never proven to be scared of doing her duty nor scared of
Trump. She has a poker hand and she has no tells. No matter what her cards are, she is a master of bluffing. Pelosi also also knows how to push Trump’s buttons.

She is not acting like I think a lot of us and a lot of other people think she should. It seems out of character.

I call it the Uranus Effect. Scientists knew Neptune existed before they ever could lay eyes on it. When Uranus reached a certain part of its orbit, it “wiggled.” These movements could not be explained unless there was another object nearby whose gravitational pull moved it.

I think her actions are in line with what she knows about a lot of things from info she is picking up to the workings of Congress. I believe there will be only one chance at impeachment that does not get hopelessly bogged down.

She knows she cannot wait for a perfect case. There is no such thing. She does know what may be needed and when. Could she be making a mistake? Yep. Is there a better person to lead this effort? I don’t think so.

Fingers crossed that I am right.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jun 21, 2019, 07:58 AM (33 replies)

Shit maybe going down in Venezuela.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKCN1S60ZQ
#Venezuela’s @jguaido says troops have joined him to end @NicolasMaduro presidency
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 07:39 AM (4 replies)
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