And Now for Some Appropriate Touching by John Cole| April 4, 20191:29 pm| 75 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailGetting everyone ready for bed is not easy: Before you ask, Steve was under the bed and Rosie was in her doggie bed.
1. Who took the picture?
2. Is the black dog Thurston? I didn’t think he was that big.
3. If Steve is under the bed, who is the pet next to your left arm?
4. I love how there’s a whole other half of the bed THAT ISN’T BEING USED…
BWA HA HA HA HA HA AH AH
Do the city fathers know you’re running a kennel? That’s an actual passel of doggies.
So, she got $30 billion instead of $60 billion? How ever will she survive?[/snark]
BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Bezos settles his divorce with wife MacKenzie but keeps 75 percent of their Amazon stock instead of losing half
By JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 13:27 EDT, 4 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:31 EDT, 4 April 2019
Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have settled their divorce – and the richest man in the world got off lightly.
On Thursday, the Amazon founder tweeted the news as did his wife. She revealed that she will keep a quarter of the Amazon stock they owned together which amounts to around 20million shares, instead of half.
At $1,813 a share, her stake in the company is worth $32billion – half of the $70billion she was entitled to.
She will hand over her stakes in The Washington Post and Blue Origin as part of their deal and give her ex-husband voting control of her Amazon shares.
There was no mention of how they will divide their sprawling property portfolio or other investments.
Prepare to shop at Partial Foods?
I can’t even. I am just wholly unable to.
I am so friggin jealous.
@NotMax: Or don’t, if you can avoid it. Amazon and Bezos are a huge part of what is wrong with this country.
I get emails…
(I’ve bought stuff from this company before. No, not cannabis purification equipment, they also make valves and tubing that are rated to 15,000 psi and that’s something I need at work.)
@rikyrah: Thanks! I need answers to these very questions.
New thread bout NAN this one starts with Mayor Pete’s segments
the young lady thought Pete was fine, but wasn’t that much impressed based in all the hype
Say goodbye to sleep, AMC is showing all 22 Marvel movies in an insane 59-hour marathon
J R in WV
I too want to know who took the photo, and who the pet at the left arm is….
Important questions we need the answers to!!!
I have trouble some nights with cats walking around on me. It means they want me to get up and open the door so they can go out, sometimes. One cat really likes a spot that coincided with a tender place on my hip, and I’ve stopped putting up with it, once I wake up. But she gets huffy and stalks off if I try to relocate her.
Other cat is more easy going, and now slides under the feather coverlet, but over the quilt, between us. Then she purrs loudly, which is soothing and pleasant. This is all good, she the bigger, heaver kitty. They both like to get on my chest, and sneak towards my shoulder purring while I read prior to turning off the light at bedtime. That can interfere with seeing the book/ereader tablet.
Going to visit puppies at friends goat dairy cheese making farm. Pretty summer-like day!! Hooray!
@rikyrah: I really wonder why the media reports so much on this stuff but can’t figure out how to report on our eroding democracy at all. That being said, I’d give my shares & my vote up to my cheating asshole husband some time between neverember & fuckyounovember
How in the world do you even get sleep, John? You’re being smothered in fur.
Cole and his critters, plus extras — and a photo taken by someone else.. I’m guessing that BFF Tammy took that photo either before or after she and Cole took the trip to NC (or SC?0 pick up Mom and Dad Cole.
What? No Howard the Duck?
@J R in WV: I think that’s Samantha, isn’t it? Photo taken by Tammy. Those are my guesses, anyway.
You’re just gonna HAVE to live with Howard’s epic appearances in the GotG movies!!!
I have two cats. I know they hop about me during sleep, I may get Ocean settling on my chest for a few minutes before she gets agitated and hops off the whole bed. I wake up most mornings to Mal sitting at the corner of the bed facing the bedroom door. I miss my first two cats Tehya and Page. They would settle on either side of me, Tehya in particular would insist on curling up on in shoulder to rest.
@dmsilev: Amusingly, a friend of mine is getting into the hemp side of things now that it’s been legalized up here in Tundraland. The processing outfit she plans to contract with uses supercritical CO2 extraction.
@rikyrah: I know people doing their own marathons in preparation for End Game. Of course, they’re doing them in doses of a film or two at a sitting, not all in a row. Not everyone is insane, even these days.
BTW, Marvel’s Unreleased 1994 Fantastic Four Movie Is Now on Youtube.
@NotMax: o mighty Isis. high quality fromage.
@WaterGirl: Yes, your answers are the same as mine: BFF Tammy took the photo, and the two dogs who are not Lily and Thurston are hers. Though I thought Tammy had one puppy and there are two here.
Plus, none of the animals (not even her own) sleep with Tammy?
Not so easy answering what’s going on here, after all.
You’ll put your eye out.
Simple: Cole has dog-fu. How else do you explain he ends up finding them all in the first place?
Sure, I believe you.
I’m thankful only one of my cats wants to sleep on the bed. Everyone else prefers other places.
Oh goodness, that is so sweet, I am massively jealous. None of my puppers would/will sleep on the bed. They get overheated (if you want to find the cool spot in the house, look for where the Newfy sleeps). Sigh. Nothing better than dog cuddles.
Rigged Shows How an Organized, Well-Funded System of Voter Suppression Doesn’t Bode Well for Black Folks—or Democracy
BREAKING: Netflix will run a live-action Cowboy Bebop… and it’s not gonna suck.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Trying to explain that to a Federal funding agency would be …amusing. For an onlooker, anyway. For me, probably not so much.
@rikyrah: Consider that means that should Bezos sue AMI, he has a legitimate claim for $30B in damages due to the settlement of his divorce.
I’d prefer to get paid while doing it.
One of the mass spectrometer companies has decided that it’s important to sell themselves as the go to company for cannabis testing, and they regularly let everyone know about it in their sales literature. I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, since at least one or two former coworkers are now working in the burgeoning field of commercial cannabis testing. I could probably change fields if I have problems with my current job. Amazing as it might sound, it turns out it’s easier to teach a mass spec person about cannabis than it is to teach a cannabis person about mass spectrometry.
@rikyrah: A hospital I was staying at for two weeks ran a Phase 3 marathon. At one point I was so delirious I thought I was moved to a secret floor run by Wakanda
@PaulWartenberg: It’s gonna suck.
Mike in NC
Border emergency is so dire that now they want to wait a whole year before closing the border. Guess it didn’t play well with anybody not named Stephen Miller.
Indiana school district turns unused cafeteria food into take-home meals for kids
POSTED 9:53 AM, APRIL 3, 2019,
BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
ELKHART, Ind. – An Indiana school district has partnered with a non-profit organization for a pilot program to make sure kids get enough to eat at home, WSBT reports.
Students at Elkhart Community Schools get breakfast and lunch at school, but sometimes they may be without food at home on the weekends.
The district has partnered with the non-profit organization Cultivate to provide weekend food to a group of students at the elementary school by using unused cafeteria food.
“Mostly, we rescue food that’s been made but never served by catering companies, large food service businesses, like the school system,” Jim Conklin with Cultivate told WSBT. “You don’t always think of a school.”
“Over-preparing is just part of what happens,” said Conklin. “We take well-prepared food, combine it with other food and make individual frozen meals out if it.”
“At Elkhart Community Schools, we were wasting a lot of food,” said Natalie Bickel, student services. “There wasn’t anything to do with the food. So they came to the school three times a week and rescued the food.”
According to WSBT, 20 students will receive a backpack with eight individual frozen meals every Friday until the end of the school year.
@Roger Moore: Not 2 weeks after the law passed, there were two large panel trucks from MedMen unloading boxes up to our biochem lab wing. There’s a legit land rush out there.
@Roger Moore: The particular supplier that sent this blurb to me mostly caters to the oil&gas drilling industry. I guess I can’t blame them for wanting to diversify their customer base.
@Mike in NC: I’m guessing someone figured out that when mexican produce stopped crossing the border, that California would be selling more in-state. You’ll be lucky to find an avocado east of the Hoover Dam once the border closes.
also the light is still on.
It could be worse. You could be trying to explain to the FDA why your microbiology lab is sharing space with a microbrewery. I need to find out what microbrewery that is; I don’t wan to buy beer from a company where “laboratory test media, open beer bottles, and brewing materials were co-mingled within the same refrigerator.”
@Roger Moore: You never know, you could get superpowers. Able to generate beer foam with a wave of his hand, it’s BEER MAN! BOOZE BUBBLES, AWAY!
@J R in WV:
right on. never put up with it. The cat will be fine elsewhere.
BFF Tammy has two dogs. I think, though too lazy to check, that No. 2 is named Charlie. Samantha is a ham and usually hogs the camera time.
Not just touching, but kissing (Sam Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson).
A Ghost To Most
@dmsilev: So, how much does a CO2 extraction rig for cannabis cost? Asking for a friend.
Yeah, that’s a lot of doggies to tie down one dude!
Chacal Charles Calthrop
@Keith P.: Which would not be a bad fantasy to have given the fantastic healing properties of vibranium…
Tech man Yang for President 2020 just finished with Ali on MSNBC. Main pitch was $1,000/month to everyone in US over 18 and not already on the dole. Paid for by VAT tax and happier healthier population. Concern is robot overlords will have all our jobs. Not a bad pitch, but it seems these billionaires are determined to get Trump reelected.
@Roger Moore: Will it test CBD oil too?
@Martin: dunno if its gonna suck or not, just not sure its even needed is more my problem….
@Roger Moore: “Amazing as it might sound, it turns out it’s easier to teach a … ” ha ha
That should surprise exactly no one who has operated an analytical instrument of any stripe.
OT;I will say that Herman Cain is probably MUCH more qualified for a seat on the Federal reserve, considering he was a chair a of a regional fed bank, Than Rick Perry was/is to oversee our nuclear security in the DOE.
But some Slate headline says ‘God help us’ over Cain.
I think there was a mention today about ‘the overconfidence of underqualified white men’ in this here blog.
Note that I am not saying Cain is very qualified for the job, or competent.
@raven: Yes. I’ve taken a crash course in CBD since my friend has decided to enter that field. CBD and THC are extremely similar molecules (as are the variety of other bioactives from the cannabis family).
As I understand it, they’re running different tests for different things. The mass specs are used for testing the levels of various desirable chemicals (THC, CBD, terpenoids) that are used to standardize potency of things like CBD oil. They’re also used for pesticide residue testing. There are other tests for fungal and bacterial contamination. California has pretty rigorous testing rules.
the real superduperpower would be “BEER BELLY, Away!”
@A Ghost To Most: A cursory search finds a small automated system (aimed at the cannabis market, so likely being priced at a premium) is about $90k. I’m sure small manual systems can be had for less.
Of course, that only gets your oils extracted. This does nothing for concentration/recovery, purification and characterization of the extract.
Once again, Alexandra Petri explains it all.
@A Ghost To Most: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
A Ghost To Most
@dmsilev: Yeah, likely. Luckily, making kief is as easy and cheap as an empty Tide bottle and some superfine mesh. I need the exercise anyway.
@catclub: I’d support any mad scientist that could make me look very good in spandex.
This photo reminds me of the time that G had a dream that he had to go to a special workplace training about bears that were getting into the library and sleeping on people. In the dream, everyone was advised that, if that happened, they should just lie still until the bear woke up and wandered away.
He woke up to find two of our cats sleeping on him, with the fuzzier one twitching his tail against G’s face. ?
@Mnemosyne: I love the dream story.
So, That doggie thing looks like my life…..
@lamh36: I’ve wondered if Pete could rouse a crowd. He’s good on TV because you don’t want a shouting cheerleader in your living room for long but he doesn’t have the Beto charisma.
I’d love to see him on stage with Abrams, Harris, and Warren. And maybe Castro. There’s something that tickles my curiousity about how he’d fare with these powerhouses. He might suddenly look like cabinet material.
@rikyrah: Sounds like a good movie to precede a rending of flesh and tearing of garments party. Or maybe they have solutions and/or stories of successful pushback. Of course I only read the first chapter of Dark Money. I’m a lightweight when it comes to adrenaline fests fueled by billionaire monsters. (Monster billionaires? Is there much difference? Oh, I know of a few. Exception proves the rule stuff.)
@ruemara: Unleash the belly! Shouts Beer Man to his humble sidekick Pinky Zinfandel as Puritanizilla roars in rage.
Sorry. Imagined superhero outfits with not so secret weapons.
I just figured out what is bothering me about this photo: where is John’s beloved sleep apnea mask and the rest of the set-up?
@Dan B: Yes, Mayor Pete for HUD.
Uuuhhhh John, you appear to have a stalker who takes pictures on your phone while you’re sleeping…..or this is FAKE NEWS!!!
Roger Corman directed. Seen it and it’s wonderfully bad.
Still a better Thing costume.
Err, produced that is.