Vanilla 1.1.9 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2021
    Posted By: DuracellThe 13 all-time ugliest airplanes

    But it is smiling!
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2021
    Posted By: BigOilRepI thought the joke was "Helicopters don't fly; they beat the air into submission"

    Maybe that's a different joke.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2021 edited

    Dear xxxxxxx,

    We have received your order and your Norton subscription has been upgraded

    A summary of your order is shown below

    Order Number CP/483773-13
    Date 16 June, 2021
    Payment Mode Online
    Amount USD 390.00

    Your account has been charged successfully

    If you have any questions about this charge, please connect us on +1 (833) 783 1729

    Best Regards,
    +1 (833) 783 1729
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2021 edited
    Horizon Arabia Groups Company:

    Dear Applicant:

    In response to our expanding operations in Qatar, we need the services of a construction professional to work with us and actualize our corporate goals. Consequently, we need Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, Electricians, Masons, carpenters, Landscape Architects, HSE Engineers, Fishermen, Crane Operators, Plumbers, Heavy Equipment Operators (drivers),

    HVAC Technicians and engineers, Fishermen, Foremen and supervisors, accountants, Daycares Inspector , Home cares for old people Inspector, Teachers, Computer Scientists, Medical Doctors/ Medical Services, Nurses, secretaries and administrative officers.

    Our salary is attractive and accommodation is assured. If interested, apply by attaching your CV (resume) and application letter to this email:

    Yours Faithfully,

    Mr. Tooba Mahboob
    Human Resources Manager

    Of course, every contractor wanting to hire masses of skilled workers uses gmail as their official contact, using a PhD parasitologist as HR manager. Oh, and "Mr." is actually a "Ms." But "fishermen"?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2021
    Of course, the most important construction professional is the Fisherman.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021
    That's why it's mentioned twice.
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021
    Fishermen are known for actualising your corporate goals.
  1. an ongoing framework
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021
    As the rubber hits the road
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021 edited
    It is telling that Jesus chose his first four apostles from fishermen.

    And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

    And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

    And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

    And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

    And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
    Matthew 4, KJV
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021
    I think it’s all just a matter of scale
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2021
    Are we fin-ished?
    Not a coincidence that wood chips are associated with carpenters either.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2021
    As expected:

    The Democrat blocking progressive change is beholden to big oil. Surprised?

    As “thousand-year” heat waves caused by the climate crisis rock the west coast and biblical floods engulf major cities, Senate Democrats are negotiating a $3.5tn budget package that could include an attempt to slow the use of fossil fuels over the next decade.

    One prominent senator is very concerned about proposals to scale back oil, gas and coal usage. He recently argued that those who want to “get rid of” fossil fuels are wrong. Eliminating fossil fuels won’t help fight global heating, he claimed, against all evidence. “If anything, it would be worse.”

    Which rightwing Republican uttered these false, climate crisis-denying words?

    Wrong question. The speaker was a Democrat: Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

    West Virginia is a major coal-producing state. But Manchin’s investment in dirty energy goes far beyond the economic interests of the voters who elect him every six years. In fact, coal has made Manchin and his family very wealthy. He founded the private coal brokerage Enersystems in 1988 and still owns a big stake in the company, which his son currently runs.

    In 2020 alone, Manchin raked in nearly $500,000 of income from Enersystems, and he owns as much as $5m worth of stock in the company, according to his most recent financial disclosure.

    Despite this conflict of interest, Manchin chairs the influential Senate energy and natural resources committee, which has jurisdiction over coal production and distribution, coal research and development, and coal conversion, as well as “global climate change”.

    He even gave a pro-coal speech in May to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) while personally profiting from Enersystems’ coal sales to utility companies that are EEI members, as Sludge recently reported.

    Manchin is one of many members of Congress who are personally invested in the fossil fuel industry – dozens of Congress members hold Exxon stock – but he is among the biggest profiters. As of late 2019, he had more money invested in dirty energy than any other senator.

    How can this be? Wouldn’t basic ethics prevent someone from being in charge of legislation that could materially benefit them? Unfortunately, conflict-of-interest rules in the Senate are remarkably weak. And guess who is seeking to strip conflict-of-interest rules from a 2021 democracy reform bill?

    Joe Manchin.

    His proposal “leaves out language that S 1 would add to federal statute prohibiting lawmakers from working on bills primarily for furthering their financial interests”, Sludge reported.

    Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, has used the evenly split chamber to block Joe Biden’s agenda. In the process he has become arguably the most powerful person in Washington. Hardly any Democratic legislation can pass without his vote.

    That’s a problem – especially given that Manchin sometimes seems like he’s an honorary Republican. Earlier this month the Texas Tribune and other publications reported that Manchin was heading to Texas for a fundraiser hosted by several major Republican donors, including oil billionaires.

    Manchin, along with Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, has vowed to protect the filibuster – a rule, frequently used to empower white supremacists, that requires 60 votes for most Senate bills to pass. That includes vital voting rights legislation, passed by the House, that is the only way to stop the Republican party from eviscerating what’s left of our democracy in the name of the “big lie” of voter fraud.

    Because of his uniquely powerful position as a swing vote, Manchin can rewrite major legislation to his liking – effectively dictating the legislative agendas of Congress and the White House.

    It appears that Manchin will have his way with the White House’s infrastructure package as well, and his changes will probably be more devastating, given the climate emergency we live in.

    Manchin isn’t just sticking up for the coal industry and his family’s generational wealth; he’s doing the bidding of oil and gas executives, who also stand to lose money if the nation transitions away from toxic fuels.

    Manchin’s political campaigns are fueled by the dirty energy industry. Over the past decade, his election campaigns have received nearly $65,000 from disastrously dishonest oil giant Exxon’s lobbyists, its corporate political action committee, and the lobbying firms that Exxon works with. A top Exxon lobbyist recently bragged about his access to Manchin.

    In the 2018 election cycle, his most recent, Manchin’s campaign got more money from oil and gas Pacs and employees than any other Senate Democrat except then North Dakota esnator Heidi Heitkamp. Manchin was also the mining industry’s top Democratic recipient in Congress that cycle.

    If Biden wants to have any kind of legacy, he needs to stand up to Manchin, a member of his own party, and work with the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, to get him in line. I don’t fully know why Biden permits the West Virginian to dictate his own presidential policy agenda. But what is crystal clear is that the leader of the United States should be doing a whole lot more.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2021
    FAX: +27 86 666 0488
    Mobile : +27 631298009
    CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Trevor D.Williams

    You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent
    to facilitate the release of of your fund to you.

    Full Name…………………………….
    Contact Address……………………
    Telephone Number………………..
    Fax Number………………………….
    My Date of birth......................
    Please note that a copy of your passport or your drivers license is
    needed while sending your information………………………….

    Country code is South Africa; there's an email attachment that I'm not going to open. How the heck should I know the writer's date of birth?
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2021 edited