Tuesday Open Thread

“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”

–Eric Hoffer

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Today is End Dumbass Pseudo – Holidays Day!

  2. davebarnes says:

    Today is Dave Brubeck Day

  3. skeptical citizen says:

    Today is National Star Wars Day. "May the fourth be with you."

    It's also National Teacher Appreciation Day, especially now as they juggle zoomers and roomers.

    • kwtree says:

      It’s been a rough year for teachers. I’m just glad that I retired before the pandemic hit. In my old district, they went back to full in-person classes right away, masks optional, with 93 deaths in the county and the local nursing home in full outbreak mode,with Cory Gardner stealing all the PPE. 

      They finally went to remote last November when cases were high enough they couldn’t just pretend it was an urban problem anymore.

    • MattC says:


      It is Ohio National Guard Deployment to Ashtabula remembrance day. 


  4. MichaelBowman says:

    Rafael is saying the quiet part out-loud again: 

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    This is human ingenuity at its finest: 

    The world’s most powerful wind turbine passes the typhoon test

    GE’s mighty 814-feet (248-meter-tall) Haliade-X offshore turbine features a 14 MW, 13 MW, or 12 MW capacity, 722-feet (220-meter) rotor, a 351-feet (107-meter) blade, and digital capabilities. One rotation of its 220-meter rotor could power one household. One Haliade-X 14 MW turbine can generate up to 74 GWh of gross annual energy production.

    And now the Haliade-X’s 12 MW and 13 MW models have secured typhoon certification from independent certification body DNV. It’s known as class T certification. That means the giant wind turbines are able to operate effectively in extreme weather that typhoons – and hurricanes, because they’re the same thing, just different global locations.

  6. MichaelBowman says:

    The Bezos and Gates divorces will redistribute $400 billion. That's more than the city budgets of NY, LA, DC, Chicago, SF, Houston, Philly, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Dallas, Boston and Detroit combined … then doubled.

    Relying on billionaire charity will never be the answer. I do appreciate that while the male parts of those equations dream of blowing their wad on space travel, the wives will have a much different approach towards humanity here on Earth

  7. kwtree says:

    A sad and strange Colorado story. The cult leader of “Love Has Won” died recently near Crestone, but her followers kept it a secret until authorities were alerted, and retrieved her decomposed body. The mummified body was wrapped in Christmas lights. 

    The link I posted doesn’t work. Here’s another: https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/04/love-has-won-amy-carlson-murder/

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