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Scratch!  Not Peel.

February 17th, 2018 by Bookslinger

When a gift card says to “scratch here” to reveal the validation code, it really means that.  Scratch the plastic piece of tape with your thumbnail, removing the thin opaque layer from the surface of the tape,  in order to reveal the code underneath the tape.  Perhaps even hold down the end of the tape so that the tape itself doesn’t come off.  

Do NOT “peel” the tape off. Do not scratch the tape off the card.  That will likely pull off a layer of paper from the card, and “trap” the printed code between the pulled-off  layer and the tape.   If you or “someone you know” did pull off the tape and ruined the code, do NOT scrape off the paper from the tape; you may still be able to reconstruct the code by scratching the proper side of the tape. (more…)

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February 17th, 2018 19:37:49

Same-sex marriage was brought to us by…

January 31st, 2018 by Bookslinger

the same people who gave us the Sexual Revolution.

And how did that work out? (more…)

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January 31st, 2018 07:10:45

On outrage

January 30th, 2018 by Vader

Contrived and relentless outrage is a weapon for an ideological agenda, and an enemy of free speech.

— Thus Jack Fowler

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January 30th, 2018 11:04:20

Behind the mask

January 16th, 2018 by Vader

Hypokrites was the Greek term for a stage actor.

Actors were once considered presumptive moral reprobates.

it’s hard not to see ancient wisdom in that.

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January 16th, 2018 12:49:53

Populism versus Reaganism

January 16th, 2018 by Vader

Above all else, Reaganism was about freedom, even at the cost of some security.

Above all else, Bannonism was about security, even at the cost of some freedom.

Bannonism is the repudiation of Reaganism.

–As observed by George H. Nash.

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January 16th, 2018 11:48:13

Not all of today’s kids are snowflakes.

January 07th, 2018 by Vader

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January 07th, 2018 16:36:31

Target identification

January 02nd, 2018 by Vader

As far as I can tell, the entities that act most like the way leftists imagine corporations act are governments and online mobs.

— Thus Joseph Hertzlinger

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January 02nd, 2018 14:59:34

His Majesty on democracy

December 13th, 2017 by Vader

None of us is as dumb as all of us.

I realize this is not original with His Majesty, but he’s been repeating it a lot lately.

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December 13th, 2017 20:51:34

Regarding #metoo

December 12th, 2017 by Vader

I live in an area that has a lot of conifer forest.

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December 12th, 2017 19:26:16

Philly to small businesses: How DARE you defend yourself with bullet-proof glass!

December 08th, 2017 by Bookslinger

A Philadelphia city council committee wants small businesses to remove safety glass. Vote pending by whole council.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/council-bill-removal-safety-glass-windows-beer-delis-meeting-20171208.html

The reporter conflates a couple different issues, so I’m unsure if the real issue is the bullet-resistant plastic windows, or a licensing issue about selling individual cans of beer, and how the 30 seat threshhold figures in.  Snippet: (more…)

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December 08th, 2017 18:02:40

Walter Lippmann on Obamacare

December 07th, 2017 by Vader

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December 07th, 2017 15:51:46

Headlines

November 30th, 2017 by Pecos Bill

“Dog Bites Man.” T’aint no story.

“Dog Shoots Man.” … Wait, what?

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November 30th, 2017 18:05:41

The Weinstein scandal

October 17th, 2017 by Vader

Perfectly summarized in a single graphic.

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October 17th, 2017 10:18:34

You can stick a fork in the BSA.

October 12th, 2017 by Vader

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October 12th, 2017 16:34:59

Change it back!

October 01st, 2017 by Bookslinger

Oops.  Oops.  Oops.

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October 01st, 2017 21:45:57