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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/03/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Warbler Week Two at Naked Capitalism. From Dupage, IL. I am having fun with the warblers, so I thought I would continue. But readers, if you have other suggestions, please leave them in comments. * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/02/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Warbler Week Two at Naked Capitalism. From Berkeley, WV. I am having fun with the warblers, so I thought I would continue. But readers, if you have other suggestions, please leave them in commments. * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/29/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Warbler Week at Naked Capitalism continues. From Tompkins, NY. There’s a lot going on, but you have to turn it up to hear the background. * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson Capitol Seizure...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/28/2022

Patient readers, I must finish up a post on Paxlovid. However, because I have been extremely lax and remiss about Open Threads this week, this will be a temporarily Open Thread at 2:00PM, and I will then break my rule and add material until 3:00PM or so. –lambert By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Warbler Week at Naked Capitalism continues. From Maryland. * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison,...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/27/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day From Texas. “There is a second Prothonotary singing twice in the background. Territorial sin….” From alert reader MS, here is an open source bird song identifier! Sadly, it’s built for the Raspberry PI, but that’s a neat, Jackpot-compliant machine (to the extent any electronic circuitry is Jackpot-compliant). * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/26/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Extremely patient readers, this Water Cooler is abbreviated because I must finish posting about Christian Smalls. So this is a second open thread. I will have to hold a Water Cooler festival tomorrow! –lambert Bird Song of the Day Warblers from Serbia, sounding like they’re getting ready for sleep. With barking dog! * * * #COVID19 If you missed it, here’s a post on my queasiness with CDC numbers, especially case count, which I (still) consider most important,...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/25/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Patient readers, this Water Cooler is abbreviated because I must finish basting and roasting the Biden Administration on Covid once again. So this is an open thread. –lambert Bird Song of the Day I thought I would try for some warblers this week, since they might be showing up where people bird. OK, OK, this one’s from Tanzania, but it’s very pretty, and who is Mrs. Moreau? * * * #COVID19 If you missed it, here’s a post on my queasiness with CDC numbers,...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/19/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day This is Lyre Bird week at Naked Capitalism. The sound visualization does not disappoint! * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson Biden Adminstration “Biden has told Obama he’s running again”...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/18/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day I think I will try for a week of Lyre Birds. (They are videos, too, but I can’t find one of Lyrebird courtship display.) * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson Biden Adminstration Another...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 4/15/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Hawaiian Bird Week at Naked Capitalism continues. Ambient sounds include bees and a railroad. * * * Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson Capitol Seizure If these “dyadic relationships” are not...

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