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  1. Parler posts (screen grabs I've seen on Twitter) indicate they'll be back on the 19th. Curious if even more will come. Not sure how that works out with hotels for the people celebrating Inauguration but what a fucking mess.
  2. This thread moves fast so I could have missed discussions on infosec breaches and other nightmare things given the people fucking with computers and taking documents and drives. Can only imagine the IT nightmare since then. One USB drive with malware etc. Ugh.
  3. I've been debating getting an indoor cycle for months. I hate working out, walking isn't always feasible etc. I decided Peloton was too expensive for what I wanted and started leaning into a Schwinn IC4 that comes with less bells and whistles but could still be used with apps like Peloton. MC suggested I buy an outdoor cycle and use a stand thing for in the apartment. I really wasn't interested in that, particularly because I don't know that I'm an outdoor cycling person. In the past few discussions he decided he would get in on some indoor cycling action and engaged a few pals, one of whom has a Peloton and swears by it. Anyways, we bought one last night and it will be here in 10 weeks. I like cycling indoors and but hate the ones in our building gym. I had an old CCM cycle from cold war times that I loved in my teens. I bought a cheap one 18 years ago and I hated it. After a few threats of launching it off our balcony in our old apartment, I acquiesced and let MC junk it 6 years ago. This led him to think I wouldn't use a Peloton or anything else with regularity. But really it was the product that was the problem (and my laziness and decision to never get an upgrade and using it as a laundry holder instead). I'm excited though the price is...a lot. But I'm considering it an investment in myself.
  4. https://www.uscp.gov/the-department/oversight Congress is uh, responsible. And if the rumblings are true, the seemingly somewhat sparse response guarding the Capitol was a visual signal of legitimacy to the protesters of the planned objections going on inside. Ah, the best laid plans?
  5. Three other people died today, per DC police chief but no official details on how/who though it seems one heart attack from accidental self-tasing, one falling 50 feet from the surge into the Capitol and one other circumstances unknown.
  6. They had no problem doing it in the days post-church photo op. Of course, as we've seen played out today, the police have a fantastic amount of patience for these lunatics.
  7. To be clear, he signed as an objector to certifying but I haven't seen anything on his official social media. Unrelated, he's an incredibly disheveled person.
  8. I am blocks away from where this is all going down. Like a mile.
  9. I dunno. Pretty sure I'd like to GTFO right about now.
  10. Significantly more sirens in the past 5 minutes.
  11. DC Mayor just set 6pm curfew. Fucking hilarious. That's really going to curb this.
  12. I'm a mile away from the Capitol and I have been hearing random sirens for the past few hours. But yeah, the woeful underestimating by authorities of what was going to happen here is telling.
  13. Aggressive /violent seditious white folks from out of town get way more leeway on the grounds of the Capitol than Black citizens do in the streets of their own city during peaceful protests. It's nauseating.
  14. How's that National Guard presence here working out?
  15. Payouts is the absolute extreme metric. Protests have been going on daily for months and you only need look at footage from the last two Stop the Steal theatrics to see the absolute double standard and complete glee they show when pepper spraying, shoving, throwing, and pulling angry but non-violent protesters around. They let the PB and friends enter church property, remove, and set fire to BLM signage without incident. It's not like the PB were gassed (yes, not MPD) on international newsfeeds beforehand l.
  16. Those fine patriots brawled with DC MPD last night and not one was shot. https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1346663251115962368?s=09 And this is what happens to not PB etc who show up for jail support. Kinda puzzling, really.
  17. Hi. In a place not Georgia this happened today. Everything is fine. Just fine. I've had CNN on for an hour and not a second has been dedicated to covering this absolutely fucked up situation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/05/dangerous-time-another-ugly-gop-power-play-unfolds-pennsylvania/ *Ah, this was mentioned a few pages back. Missed it.
  18. My sister just messaged me about Quebec going into full lockdown with curfew, starting Saturday. Wonder how it will go on the other side of the river (Ottawa) from her, where the rest of my family lives. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
  19. There's some real concerns in prioritizing first instead of full doses. This article outlines other vaccinations with multi-doses. https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/22163315/covid-19-vaccines-doses-pfizer-moderna Along with people just not bothering, the potential side effects are a real barrier to getting the second shot. This article points out the three dose Hep B vaccine and how it doesn't have side effects. I guess I'm an exception because the first dose was awful for me and I almost vomited in my car on the drive home, feverish with headaches. It was an awful 12-24 hours. But I couldn't do my clinical rotation and therefore graduate without taking the full thing. Unless employment or something as compelling is in the mix I fear many people will forgo more of something that makes them feel unwell. And we'll be worse off. And that's not even counting the people who think the first shot of vaccine will save them from wearing masks and physical distancing.
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