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Yeah, I made hand tossed pizza two nights running. Might figure it out yet. 
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I try to be inclusive: if you can get the heat, you can get a good result, no matter if it's an electric range, a gas or charcoal grill, whatever. 
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Sadly, someone will do one of these and cash out with a fortune…
I call dibs on "Rubify, The Motivated Way To Rub." Generate.
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I think the next step is to generalize the framework and produce a superclass random website generator, that can produce any sort of website, from social network, to search engine, web mail,  blog, bank site, news site and even government website.  
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Everyone involved in this should be required to work with the victims of vaccine-preventable diseases and attend the funerals of any and all who die from them, with their anti-vaccine PoV made known. 
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So true +M Sinclair Stevens​, I was thinking of lung cancer when I wrote that . 
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Pop culture run amok…

And the followup: http://humboldt.craigslist.org/rvs/4988183907.html
Selling a slightly used Imperial II-class Star Destroyer. Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator of a spice freighter, this vessel has been sitting on my moisture farm and needs to be removed...
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That's what I've been saying for awhile. We're a fragile species, even among mammals. 

When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time.

A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-prologue-to-jurassic-park.html

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And that's likely to be the best case scenario, +Lev Osherovich…
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One Nation under God
has turned into
One Nation under the influence
of one drug

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it satellite links
our United States of unconciousness
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
the methadone metronome pumping out
a 150 channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them
and still there's nothing worth watching

T.V. is the reason why less than ten percent of our
Nation reads books daily
Why most people think Central America
means Kansas
Socialism means unamerican
and Apartheid is a new headache remedy

absorbed in it's world it's so hard to find us
It shapes our minds the most
maybe the mother of our Nation
should remind us
that we're sitting to close to. . .

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is
the stomping ground for political candidates
Where bears in the woods
are chased by Grecian Formula'd
bald eagles

T.V. is mechanized politic's
remote control over the masses
co-sponsered by environmentally safe gases
watch for the PBS special

It's the perpetuation of the two party system
where image takes precedence over wisdom
Where sound bite politics are served to
the fastfood culture

Where straight teeth in your mouth
are more important than the words
that come out of it
Race baiting is the way to get selected
Willie Horton or
Will he not get elected on . . .

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is it the reflector or the director?
Does it imitate us or do we imitate it
Because a child watches 1500 murders before he's
twelve years old and we wonder how we've created
a Jason generation that learns to laugh
rather than abhor the horror

T.V. is the place where
armchair generals and quarterbacks can
experience first hand
the excitement of video warfare
as the theme song is sung in the background

Sugar sweet sitcoms
that leave us with a bad actor taste while
pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars
You saw the video
You heard the soundtrack
Well now go buy the soft drink
Well, the only cola that I support
would be a union C.O.L.A. (Cost of Living Allowance)
On Television.

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, "New and Improved",
we return to our irregularly programmed schedule
hidden cleverly between heavy breasted
beer and car commericals

CNN ESPN ABC TNT but mostly B.S.
Where oxymoronic language like
"virtually spotless" "fresh frozen"
"light yet filling" and "military intelligence"
have become standard

T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined
like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
"crude oil" on a beach to "mousse"
"Civilian death" to "collateral damages"
and being killed by your own Army
is now called "friendly fire"

T.V. is the place where the pursuit
of happiness has become the pursuit of trivia
Where toothpaste and cars have become sex objects
Where imagination is sucked out of children
by a cathode ray nipple
T.V. is the only wet nurse
that would create a cripple

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
On Television . . .
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Poll finds Obamacare is getting more popular, crossing into net positive territory.

The terrorists socialists have already won. 
Poll finds Obamacare is getting more popular, crossing into net positive territory.
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Well, we can certainly hope it serves that purpose.
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If any of these apply — If you live near a Whole Foods; if no one in your family serves in the military; if you are paid by the year, not the hour; if most people you know finished college; if no one you know uses meth; if you married once and remain married; if you’re not one of 65 million Americans with a criminal record — are you truly one of the 1%? Yes, according to Vox magazine…

But not if you accept what it really means to be in the 1%, which is to have annual income in excess of $343,000 — Even if you smoke meth, went to boot camp, and are on your third marriage. Yes, even if most of your friends didn’t finish college and live kinda far from a Whole Foods.
“We are the 99%.” It was like a gift from on high. For decades, the Left had been trying to come up with a slogan that was both inclusive and oppositional. A slogan that put a relatively complex critique of class society in the populist language of American egalitarianism — something that spoke ...
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The american denial of economic classes is political and environmental suicide in the long run. We can't have decisions made by a class of people that has the wealth to run away to their third house when the shit hits the fan. 
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Looks good. I expect it will taste ok. 
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Ahhhh.  Stretchy pizza dough with highly developed gluten, those were the days...
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From comments (+Wayne Rossi):

Man, it's awesome how Obama nationalized the banks in 2009, and turned GM into a worker-owned enterprise, and instituted a totally socialized health care system like in Britain, and funded it with a 100% tax on inherited wealth over $1 million, and made the Internet a free public utility, and repudiated the deficit ... Wait, he didn't do any of that. Hell he didn't even try to pass EFCA, much less HR676.

I wonder what would have happened had he done all that somehow? 6 years on, how would it be?
 
That’s not what ‘socialism’ means
- Have we considered the possibility that Republicans literally don't know what "socialism" means?
http://on.msnbc.com/1Ff2dxr
Have we considered the possibility that Republicans literally don't know what "socialism" means?
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Seeing "Commie" in "community" is like seeing "cat" in "catastrophe". I'm surprised that any of them even use "social" media.
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If you have some tips for Rand about the Clintons selling out America by accepting foreign contributions (Muslim money, Benghazi bucks, and any other weird foreign medium of exchange like beads, goats, child brides, or bits of broken glass) just forward that info right here to Rand, whose army of I Stand With Rand[1] tech-bros will then vet it for public consumption. And by “vet it” I mean: forward it to Breitbart.com or WND and let them puke-funnel it out to the yahoos.

Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to.

1. http://randpaul.com/hillary-foreign-contributions
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Propaganda in the 21st century.
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So all those morons who were betting his business would fail (yes, self-styled rational thinkers were laying odds his business would go under in 2-4 years) might have again failed to understand human nature. His company has added clients and as most people already know, that's how jobs are created. So he may add some high-paying jobs to the local economy which will drive more job creation as those people go out into the market and spend their earnings.
 
Treating people well pays off.
Remember Dan Price, the CEO who cut his own pay to raise the minimum annual pay at his company to $70,...
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Note that I said they might have misunderstood human nature, +Maarten Seghers. Obviously, it's too early to say this is a success or failure but the early returns suggest people are willing to do business with a company that treats people well. A net loss or no change have suggested a different take. A lot can happen in 2-4 years. 
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As Adam Smith (that guy libertarians name but have never read) said, wealth is power. I would expect any self-styled "rational, moral advocate for freedom: to oppose the concentration of power that goes with concentrations of wealth. Arguments in favor of dynastic wealth (opposition to the estate tax), the unregulated purchase of access to and influence over electeds or unlimited political media buys do not support freedom or liberty: they argue for power concentrated in the hands of a few at the expense of the many. 

Wealth is power: if you support the unchecked accumulation of wealth, you are not a supporter of liberty or freedom. The people accumulating the wealth are the ones shaping the government in all the way you argue against but your misidentification of wealth as anything but power prevents you from seeing it. You're buying the rope they'll use to hang you from the same people who will fit it to your neck. 
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