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Re: Long Reads

Post by A_B » Thu May 10, 2018 8:36 am

That is a job I never knew was so intense - or really had thought much about. Thanks for the link, will finish up later.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by Baloney » Thu May 10, 2018 10:42 am

My Dad Painted The Iconic Cover for Jethro Tull’s ‘Aqualung,’ And It's Haunted Him Ever Since

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Re: Long Reads

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:01 pm

I don't know if any of you are planning on seeing "White Boy Rick", but his story is fascinating.

Matthew McConaughey does not appear in the story, but Kid Rock does, as well as Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson and Inspector Todd from "Beverly Hills Cop".
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Re: Long Reads

Post by RSmith » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:22 pm

I suspect most have probably read it at some point, but being a bit of a Cold War buff, this is one of the essays I've most enjoyed reading, though not entirely accurate with hindsight.

The related book is also a good read...

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Re: Long Reads

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:28 pm

Guys - you may know that I am a big Sumo fan - watch more sumo than baseball and (Regular season) hockey combined.

This is a good way to get ready for the next basho (tournament) which starts on the 7th of July. I can send links for the daily highlight updates.

I was in Japan while this particular tournament took place and was in the arena on day 11.

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Re: Long Reads

Post by Baloney » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am

Dangers associated with outsourcing you supply chain

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... -companies

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Re: Long Reads

Post by sancarlos » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Baloney wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am
Dangers associated with outsourcing you supply chain

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features ... -companies
Great story, and very scary. Interesting to me because I worked for decades at a global supply chain management company.
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Post by Johnnie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:58 pm

This damn article speaks to me in so many ways:

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

I look at a lot of things these days in the perspective of my getting in trouble and coming home early from deployment. I am constantly feeling like I don't do enough work every day or don't do well for myself and those around me. I feel guilty going to a mental health professional to simply talk or maybe getting back from lunch 5-10 minutes later. And it basically boils down to I'm a terrible person because I'm bad at/missing work.

Because, hey! I was burnt out on a deployment over people feeling entitled to redeploy when they thought they should and I was placed in an impossible position to placate them because my commander said so despite it being against instructions and guidance....so I swore out loud in frustration once.

Needless to say, I'm counting every minute of my existence within the military down to when I get to leave it (2 years, 8 months!) and I'm near paranoid I won't be able to retire because someone somewhere thinks I'm not living up to my job description and I get in trouble for some dumb reason. The mental toll I put on myself is unhealthy at times.

But yeah. It's wild to me that there are others who are just done with everything but have to keep going because of false promises ingrained into us when we were young.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm

I didn't read the article, but the last thing you should feel guilty about is seeing a mental health professional. Anyone who says differently can fuck right off.
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Post by Giff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:08 pm

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I didn't read the article, but the last thing you should feel guilty about is seeing a mental health professional. Anyone who says differently can fuck right off.
Seconded.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:34 pm

Giff wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:08 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm
I didn't read the article, but the last thing you should feel guilty about is seeing a mental health professional. Anyone who says differently can fuck right off.
Seconded.
Thirded. You will be living with you long after you see these people for the last time.
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Post by Sabo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:55 pm

That ... is something.

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Re: Long Reads

Post by A_B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:28 pm

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Post by rass » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:16 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:55 pm
What a fucked up story...

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions
Read that earlier in the week. Not sure if it tripped my fucked up alarm (so much lying, but not sure that outside of feelings he actually hurt anyone) but worth the time to read.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by Pruitt » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:58 pm

Square Rob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:17 am
I thought this was fantastic.

James Brown: The Circus Singer and The Godfather of Soul
I need a shower after reading that fucked up story.

Call the Coen brothers, this one is made for them.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by Pruitt » Thu May 02, 2019 7:01 am

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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Re: Long Reads

Post by govmentchedda » Thu May 02, 2019 7:05 am

Can't link it now, but Bloomberg had an interesting piece on Vanguard yesterday, and what seems to be an improper tax avoidance scheme.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by mister d » Fri May 10, 2019 2:11 pm

As fucked up as the title would lead you to believe: My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me.
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Post by Shirley » Sat May 11, 2019 9:22 am

mister d wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:11 pm
As fucked up as the title would lead you to believe: My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me.
Man. Pretty bleak story all around.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by mister d » Sat May 11, 2019 11:14 am

Yeah, he tried to wrap it up talking about more patience with his kids or whatever but it didn’t feel all that much better.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 pm

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:21 am

Forensic examinations of Zaharie’s simulator by the FBI revealed that he experimented with a flight profile roughly matching that of MH370—a flight north around Indonesia followed by a long run to the south, ending in fuel exhaustion over the Indian Ocean. Malaysian investigators dismissed this flight profile as merely one of several hundred that the simulator had recorded. That is true, as far as it goes, which is not far enough.
Of all the profiles extracted from the simulator, the one that matched MH370’s path was the only one that Zaharie did not run as a continuous flight—in other words, taking off on the simulator and letting the flight play out, hour after hour, until it reached the destination airport. Instead he advanced the flight manually in multiple stages, repeatedly jumping the flight forward and subtracting the fuel as necessary until it was gone.
I mean, as the article goes on to detail, while extremely rare there are at least 5 other recent examples of pilots crashing large passenger planes as a means of suicide. It's pretty amazing to me that this "theory" hasn't been given more coverage.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 am

“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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Re: Long Reads

Post by Baloney » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 pm

Perhaps the best dinosaur fossil ever discovered. So why has hardly anyone seen it?

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Re: Long Reads

Post by mister d » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:58 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Post by rass » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:36 pm

I read that earlier. The main players are like archetypes out of a right-wing fever dream of what liberal/academic life is like.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:03 pm




Really enjoyed this
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by Giff » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am

That was good, chedda.
Muh.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:49 am

That it reminds me of the Decemberists isn't a bad thing.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:39 pm

mister d wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:58 pm
That one'll make your blood boil. Those women are the fucking worst.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:25 pm

This is still one of the dumbest actions I can ever recall knowing anything about.

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Re: Long Reads

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:15 am

tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:25 pm
This is still one of the dumbest actions I can ever recall knowing anything about.
That was a weird article. I mean, it definitely explains the guy's mindset and motivation.

But brian's framing still stands, as does your comment. Dude glamorized the martyrdom of missionaries killed trying to reach remote tribes. Dude got turned into a pin cushion 8 hours after they sent their youngest tribe member out to put an arrow through his chest.

Bro, they don't need your gift of fish and scissors. GTFO.
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Re: Long Reads

Post by EdRomero » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:28 am

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us ... car-tissue

Drugs, really bad medical care, and Tim Wakefield - medical expert.

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Re: Long Reads

Post by Pruitt » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:58 pm

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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