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Novax Djokovid has finally been deported from Australia, no more appeals.

He thus becomes the first tennis player to lose the Australian Open by missing just two shots.
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Man I had almost forgotten about, gives the most minimal plausible excuse to not being a jerk I’ve heard in awhile, a highly skilled actress who reads large amounts of english professionally for film and screen confused the words ‘Me’ and ‘You’ because she’s dumb and foreign and that is why I’m not a Tool.

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Interesting thread of train burglaries targeting USPS and Amazon packages:

Source says in the midst of record profits, Union Pacific laid off their security force from 50-60 to 8.

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Town near Harrisgurg won't seat their elected auditor. Thrad



I think I'm alright with a lolbertarian auditor.
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I think I'm alright with a lolbertarian auditor.
I think I am, too. It's one role where being openly antagonistic to the government while also being part of the government actually kind of makes some sense.

Now it's time for my auditor story. I'm going to use the real names of organizations, but not people, so this should probably be safe, plus nobody links to us.

I used to work for the University of Georgia (before I was even a student there) in an administrative role, for the College of Education. My department focused on adult education and literacy, and we worked in partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia. At the University, we focused on the education and career development of the TCSG educators themselves, who in turn taught classes to adults, things like remedial reading and math for GED prep.

We were all state employees, but part of my job was to oversee a federal grant program for the TCSG to help immigrants on their path to citizenship. Classes like English as a Second Language, civics, shit like that. I had been a Fed for years before that, so I was totally comfortable dealing with all the paperwork and red-tape involved in managing the program.

So we're preparing to go to Macon for an annual meeting and review, and I'm reading through the binder with all the details about the grant, and what we're expected to accomplish during the review, and I was like "oh, this is an audit." (I also had an accounting background before I was a Fed, so this whole thing really was a perfect storm of shit that was already in my wheelhouse.) But the boss-mans were like "oh no! Don't say audit. That word scares people." And I'm like :shrug: okay, I won't use the word, but that's definitely what we are going to do.

Meanwhile, during the prior year, the state of Georgia had passed House Bill Something-or-other, which was a racist piece of legislation that required people to be documented/"legal" in order to receive public benefits like education. Unsurprisingly, this led to severely reduced demand in the immigration classes, so they cancelled them.

So I'm there doing my non-audit, and I'm like, "Hey, you're not teaching any of the classes you're required to teach for this grant." And they're like "Well we can't teach them if we don't have any students eligible to sign up for them." I get it, that's totally fair. The law is the law. But you don't get to still keep the money. So fucking obviously.

You don't get it both ways, sweetie pie. Bless your heart. :pat: Call it an audit or not, y'all racists fucking failed it, and you don't get to pocket the tax money from all the less-racist states. Fuck off.
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Pittsburgh bridge collapses hours before Biden's infrastructure speech in city | Pennsylvania | The Guardian
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We have a thread for this kind of thing ... Aging US infrastructure - Freethought Forum ... 11 years ago
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Seems promising:

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We have a thread for that kind of thing :wink:
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Thinks: they should try James Blunt.

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Turns out Mr Blunt has some form in tweets:




Yes, he really was a tank commander.
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Speaking of the Ottawa truckers, I enjoyed the Canadian accent in this here video:
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Untrue! I saw him smile! The TV commentators saw it too!
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Also, good thing Russia isn't in a touchy mood or anything right now.
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I promise I'm not filtering on Finnish news.

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Twice? Maybe he needs to get some better underpants.
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