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I need to stop reading the QT and @-s but needless to say this is the funniest thing that’s ever happened
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1800 lb rated trailer, 1000 lb rated strap, 3000 lbs of fuel with no hazmat placard LET'S GOOOOOOOOO
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This is every original IP video game made in the UK between 1983 and 1995
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.@SavannahGuthrie today @BretBaier tomorrow And as interesting, at least to me, @Liz_Cheney is clearly playing for history: she brought family friend and legendary photog @kennerly w her today to record her transition from House leader to leader of the anti-Trump Republicans
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a really incredible moment of accidental honesty was yesterday when Ned price, the state department spox, said Israel had a right to defend itself. when asked in a follow up if Palestinians had that same right, he said “we believe *states* have the right to defend themselves”
Replying to @AFP
#BREAKING Biden says Israel 'has a right to defend itself'
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Watching Gigli
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New: House Rs didn’t just depose @Liz_Cheney - they handed her a megaphone to remind voters of how beholden the party still is to Trump. And she’s already using it On Cheney’s new role, the long shadow of Trumpism & a different sort of endless war nytimes.com/2021/05/12/us/po…
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“Mr. Peduto is articulate but absent. He is good at formulating public policy, but not implementing it. He makes promises that he and others call “progressive,” but he does not keep them. Nothing in Mr. Peduto’s record justifies extending his mayoralty to a third term.” 🔥👍PG
Rep. Ed Gainey is a people person by temperament and a listener and reconciler. Pittsburgh needs that. The Post-Gazette recommends Rep. Ed Gainey for mayor. Via @pgopinions bit.ly/3y7ZJjG
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The GOP’s past election lies led to Trump’s big one: Ousting Liz Cheney is not just the act of a party that has given up the truth for Trump. It’s part of a decades long Republican effort to claim that voter fraud is real when it isn’t. My column washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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We as a nation must confront the cyber dangers of "CSI: Miami" bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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I'm not an economist, and I'm open to the idea of inflation spiking or the UI bonus being an impediment to fast job growth, but neither story really checks out yet. Feel like we should all sit tight and give this very weird recovery a full summer.
Replying to @M_C_Klein
Don’t Be Fooled by April’s Inflation Jump. It’s Being Driven by Reopening Quirks. barrons.com/articles/dont-be… <-- always worth digging into the data on levels and the attribution tables
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Just in: The #TX06 special election runoff will be July 27. gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/…
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Phantom Menace 1999 Photo by Jeff Kravitz
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Wait, what? No. That is... not an accurate description of how religious warfare works.
🔥🔥🔥 “It's going to be a political civil war, sure,” @GloriaBorger writes. “But it's going to be fought, and rightly so, with the fervor of a religious crusade. In those battles, those who worship false idols tend to lose.” 🔥🔥🔥 amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/12/p…
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um this is the most awesome thing i’ve ever seen
Replying to @USCPSC
Flame jetting is a sudden and possibly violent flash fire that can occur when pouring flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame or other ignition source. NEVER pour flammable liquids from a container over an exposed flame.
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"Donald Glover: Fear of ‘getting cancelled’ makes entertainment ‘boring’" nypost.com/2021/05/11/donald…
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Lots of laser eye avatars getting weepy over this
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Last saved image is your political ideology
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