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2021-09-18 Afghanistan
Taliban shootout in palace sidelines leader who dealt with US: Sources
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Posted by Fred 2021-09-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [484 views ]  Top
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#1 An 'inclusive cabinet' includes lead!
Posted by Raj 2021-09-18 00:17||   2021-09-18 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Bullshit this site is now editing anti covid articles. 2 submissions I submitted not allowed.
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-18 00:35||   2021-09-18 00:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Since the Biden Admin speaks so glowingly of the business prowess 0f these barbarians can we try this at the US Palace White House?
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-09-18 00:39||   2021-09-18 00:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Bullshit this site is now editing anti covid articles. 2 submissions I submitted not allowed.

Not necessarily - check for certain banned keywords first, as a fair amount of stuff I post has to have certain word changes in order to successfully post.
Posted by Raj 2021-09-18 00:42||   2021-09-18 00:42|| Front Page Top

#5 Re #2: If your articles don't show up, provide links here (max 2 per comment).
Posted by Chirong Unomoter2947 2021-09-18 01:22||   2021-09-18 01:22|| Front Page Top

#6 The trifecta would be an excess (three?) of links, and inadvertent references to games of chance (or their venues) and sapphic romance (and probably other pr0ny stuff).
Posted by Vortigern de Medici9432 2021-09-18 01:47||   2021-09-18 01:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Nobody here gets everything they submit published, including Fred. The only way to guarantee that all your submissions are seen by the world is to have your own blog.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-18 03:09||   2021-09-18 03:09|| Front Page Top

#8 For the record, what is banned on Rantburg?
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-18 07:55||   2021-09-18 07:55|| Front Page Top

#9 Perhaps something on this topic?
No Foul language.
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-18 08:04||   2021-09-18 08:04|| Front Page Top

#10 /\ Thank you for bringing the subject up TWU.

"Civil, Well Reasoned Discourse" as stated on the front page header, is permitted and encouraged.

I am certain nearly everyone who follows this site is capable of determining what does, or does not fit this requirement. Examples of things not permitted would be a threat against someone's life, child phorn, racial bigotry, senseless argumentative behavior and name calling between viewers and posters.

Common sense and good judgement generally prevail, or it seems to have in the last two decades or so.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-18 08:13||   2021-09-18 08:13|| Front Page Top

#11 I'm pretty sure an article from the falls within your description of permissible. Maybe it was the topic?
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-18 08:31||   2021-09-18 08:31|| Front Page Top

#12 /\ Indeed it does TWU. The JP is a valid source. Important to keep in mind here, the system is not perfect. On occasion, I have accidentally deleted articles. I do my best to recover them and re-post. Sometimes I am successful. When I am unable to re-post, I contact other MODS to assist. Generally, things can be recovered. If re-posting is impossible, I apologize and attempt to ask the poster to re-post or provide the appropriate link. Again, there is a haunting human element. AI is coming however. So there is hope.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-18 08:42||   2021-09-18 08:42|| Front Page Top

#13 #11 - I frequently post JP articles. Sometimes there is something in the content that doesn't allow it to slip past the filter, and no matter how hard I search (I've been her near 20 years, so I know most of the offending words), I can't find the offending phrase or word. Life goes on.
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-18 10:21||   2021-09-18 10:21|| Front Page Top

#14 *not sure how many times I fretted a comment, only to find the offending word was both a surprise and a revelation.

Seen JP quite a few times. Check for three card monty or three cups and a monty.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-18 10:26||   2021-09-18 10:26|| Front Page Top

#15 Seems like this palace would be a better target than an aid worker and his 7 kids.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-18 11:37||   2021-09-18 11:37|| Front Page Top

#16 Bullshit this site is now editing anti covid articles. 2 submissions I submitted not allowed.

Would you like your subscription fee returned?
Snark O'The Day - Early Afternoon Co-Winner
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-18 11:38||   2021-09-18 11:38|| Front Page Top

#17  Bullshit this site is now editing anti covid articles. 2 submissions I submitted not allowed.

A nice working example of confirmation bias. "Of course it is true. It's *obviously* true!"
Snark O'The Day - Early Afternoon Co-Winner
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-18 11:57||   2021-09-18 11:57|| Front Page Top

#18 Sapphic sister triggers are the trickiest. Very surprising
Posted by Lezzay Faire 2021-09-18 12:00||   2021-09-18 12:00|| Front Page Top

#19 Skid,
I'll continue with my $100 annual donation to the site. It's still the best site I have seen. I'll continue to point out garbage when I see it.
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-18 12:18||   2021-09-18 12:18|| Front Page Top

#20 I spend about an hour each evening deleting multiple articles that duplicate information posted here previously or duplicating other articles on the same story — there is remarkable agreement on what is important enough to submit articles about! — and stacking as much as possible multiple articles giving additional information on the same story under one headline. Fred’s little Related search has been a big help there, significantly reducing the amount of time spent on this effort. At least a quarter to a third of my own articles get cut at this point, making me confident that I’m on the right trail with my choices.

If you want to do your own searches before submitting an article, there is a search button at the top of the list of most recent commenters in the right margin of of each page of the Burg.

Thank you all for this civil, well-reasoned, informative discussion of a topic of concern to us all.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-18 12:20||   2021-09-18 12:20|| Front Page Top

#21 You're a good man TWU.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-18 12:25||   2021-09-18 12:25|| Front Page Top

#22 Besoeker, did you just assume TWU's gender?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2021-09-18 12:48||   2021-09-18 12:48|| Front Page Top

#23 Yikes! Ya got me there Ram.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-18 12:53||   2021-09-18 12:53|| Front Page Top

#24 I'd like to offer thanks to the better-tempered mods like tw for managing the job I don't think I could without having a stroke.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-09-18 13:13||   2021-09-18 13:13|| Front Page Top

#25 Oh, no thanks for the ill-tempered curs like me?

Posted by Frank G 2021-09-18 13:25||   2021-09-18 13:25|| Front Page Top

#26 Thank you, Frank, for dealing with all the chickenshits I couldn't deal with regularly without having a stroke.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2021-09-18 13:58||   2021-09-18 13:58|| Front Page Top

#27 lol
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-18 14:03||   2021-09-18 14:03|| Front Page Top

#28  It's still the best site I have seen.

Then quit'cher bitchin.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-18 21:05||   2021-09-18 21:05|| Front Page Top

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