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Bryan Wicks itzWicks IT Professional by day, aspiring novelist at night. Native Philly guy now residing in SW Oklahoma. US Army retired & ham radio operator. Unapologetic space nerd. Civility gets easier with practice.
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Beijing is no big deal when one has access to the great American backyard bonfires of freedom. 馃憤馃従馃嚭馃嚫

The 12ounce curl competition will begin shortly. 馃嵑馃嵑馃嵑馃嵑馃嵑

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Now you鈥檙e just rubbing it in. 馃槈

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And just like that, I鈥檓 a curling fan 馃嵒

This is fantastic!!

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GREAT MOMENTS IN SONG LYRICS: Genesis Edition

鈥淭he sands of time were eroded by the river of constant change.鈥

Genesis - Firth Of Fifth (Official Audio) @Genesis 'The Last Domino?' Tour 2021 tickets on sale now via http://www.genesis-music.com Genesis are re-scheduling their April UK and Irish tour dates for autumn 2021 in light of the ongoing... https://youtu.be/Rz-tHZEr37I
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I am of the belief that no totalitarian government, brutal or otherwise, would last more than a week on the planet if the put upon population were similarly equipped with the same quality and quality of firearms currently in the possession of American private citizens right now.

#2ashallnotbeinfringed
#2aalltheway

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Saturday afternoon bonfire time. 馃敟
#rurallife

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Nicely done.

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Raining in the Land of Oz, no bonfire!!

@Cram6301 Cross the state line! It鈥檚 sunny in Oklahoma! 馃槈馃槑

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Thanks! I鈥檝e been meaning to get these going, if only to clear out all of the dead wood all over the acreage.

@itzWicks You pushed it our way. BTW I miss the Lettermen!!!

that sure makes my little fire look kinda... sustainable.

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Trust me, I have enough dead wood lying around to fuel a hundred fireplaces for a couple of winters. 馃槈

i didnt mean it, i just had fire envy

@N2dflood No worries! 馃憤馃従

I wish we could but it's to dry here. When we can, trust me we'll have a fire 馃敟!! Have fun and enjoy!

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Thanks! I am watching the winds very closely myself, and will be keeping the suppression systems handy. 馃憤馃従馃槑

@itzWicks Usually there are enough males around to say they will keep the fire down but...
I don't trust them 馃榿馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ

@Buckyj65 Keep fresh sammiches and beers near the flames. That鈥檒l hold their proximity for a bit. 馃槈馃槑

Nice! Jealous. Eastern Montana is so dry this year we already have burn bans in place 馃槩

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Trust me, we have burn band here as well. Fortunately, no one in authority has declared one yet.

That all said, I always err on the side of caution. Dry and windy days are a no go for bonfires on the acreage.

No ban yet in Eastern Wyo, but betting we have it by May. Pretty dry here too.

@RobtheBuilder I bet you鈥檒l have one coming soon. Western North Dakota is already burning everyday. Our fire department had to go over and help on a 9,600 acre burn in Theodore Roosevelt National Park already. And you鈥檝e got the Black Hills burning east of you in SD.

@Flattop1970 Went through Rapid last week and got in that smoke. Hadn鈥檛 heard about ND, though, that鈥檚 a big one.

Planning the same here if the wind off the lake doesn鈥檛 get too rambunctious. Here鈥檚 last years first bonfire of the season. We always burn our Christmas tree for our annual first fire of the springtime. Check out the dragon head flame馃槼

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Hmm that鈥檚 a 鈥渇ar鈥 馃槺馃殥馃殥

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What a thing of beauty. 馃敟馃ゲ

Burning Christmas trees is almost as fun as 4th of July. Redneck tradition around here 馃

@Musicandwhiskey If you鈥檙e a northerner and you鈥檙e burning your Christmas trees, you might be a red neck 馃槅馃檵馃徏鈥嶁檪锔

@SomethingOriginal 馃ぃ we may collect Christmas trees first part of January that folks leave on their curb for pickup. Just a tip, burning more than 10 trees at a time might require a water truck lol.

@Musicandwhiskey Now that鈥檚 a far馃敟馃敟馃敟馃敟馃槄

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Looks like a perfect Saturday! I may have to do the same. 馃槉

Bonus points for the soundtrack 馃

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Day to Day Maple Bacon flavored coffee with Great Value Vanilla Caramel Creamer.

I鈥檓 either being paranoid, or @cherylmarling is silently judging me in the next time zone. 馃槵馃槒

#parlercoffeeclub #parlermugshot #parlersaturday #dontjudgeme #thecaffeinationislocal

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Maple bacon coffee sounds amazing!

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Me: I appreciate the convenience of the K-cups.

Coffee Enthusiasts: Who hurt you?

@itzWicks 馃槀馃槀馃槀

@itzWicks The mug is amazing. The flavors are dubious. Yeah, trying not to judge, but I鈥檓 a purist, plain and simple. Roast it dark. Grind it fresh. Brew it hot. If you say you put ketchup on a fine steak, we鈥檙e through. 馃槀

Please stop encouraging his coffee madness. 馃槀

@cherylmarling Say it isn鈥檛 so! 馃槈馃ぃ

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@cherylmarling Bwuhahaha!! 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ

Yuck

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#itiswhatitis

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Salutations and Saturday morning, Parler friends and family!

Here in Southwest Oklahoma, spring is in high gear, and the opportunity to do great things around my acreage is very high. While the temptation to goof off and relax exists, it is more important for me to resolve the items on my to-do list.

Since arriving here (oh what a night, early December 1963), simple math tells me that I have enjoyed approximately 435 weekends in my life thus far.

Well, when I said 鈥渆njoyed,鈥 I am pretty sure that a few of them were mostly endured, usually when I had little to no control as to what I could freely do.

Now that I have more agency, I consider many weekends to be extended adult holidays. Almost nothing can get in the way of my doing what I wish to do.

But then comes the rub: just because I can, doesn鈥檛 mean that I should. Not everything is worthy of my time. Welcome to adulthood, dude.

Live like you really mean it, but how about responsibly, eh?

Let鈥檚 keep those tomorrows coming.

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Again with the practical philosophy 鈾ワ笍

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Thanks. 馃槉

Sometimes the bravest word we can say is NO.

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A video worthy of your attention.
#cityprepping #prepnet580 #prepping #emergencypreparedness

How to Beat Inflation: Practical Steps to Take Now Inflation is hitting hard. We can see it happening at the store, at the pump, in our refrigerator. What can you practically do to insulate yourself for what is coming next? Sign up at... https://youtu.be/P0jCCgGjelM
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At least I have free range protein options if the Walmart stores in my area ran out of shelf stock. #wildpigs #rurallife

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be careful they don't hambush you first! 馃惙

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I'll take 1

I like the way you think

What are they? I can barely see them.

Nice backyard by the way.

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A heartfelt toast of appreciation to the #parlerdev crew for their tireless work in restoring the photo sharing functionality on this platform.

It can be discouraging to troubleshoot and resolve issues while being ostracized along the way. But this user definitely applauds your efforts.

Once you guys catch your collective breath, could we trouble you guys to add a post-parley edit function? That would be really great. 馃憤馃従馃

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And the ability to block these Chinese Trump coin vendors.

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Hear hear!! 馃

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GREAT MOMENTS IN SONG LYRICS: Montgomery Gentry Edition

鈥淭he quietest sound I鈥檓 told is the sound of letting go.鈥

Montgomery Gentry - Lonely And Gone Music video by Montgomery Gentry performing Lonely And Gone. (C) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. https://youtu.be/vqXRb3L7qY8
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Er, noise, not sound. 馃槵馃檮

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Despicable and disappointing, but not at all surprising. 馃槕

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Can you imagine if the Trump administration did this. It would be all over the news, with a bunch of nasty commentary.

Podcast Episode 24: 鈥淧ropaganda, Yawning Lions, and Lonely Ants鈥
April 9, 2021
7 minutes, 3 seconds
Dr. Mather discusses the latest in progressive propaganda techniques as well as social research on different species of animals.

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For my fellow Sooners: here鈥檚 the link to the Oklahoma Constitution:

Perhaps not quite the page turner you asked for, but the page turner that you鈥檒l want on hand in the days ahead.

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(2/2) Before one enters a combat zone, political or otherwise, having a good sense of intelligence and situational awareness is everything.

Start with the basics: Get a copy of the US Constitution, as well as a copy of your state鈥檚 Constitution.

READ THEM. Whatever you don鈥檛 understand, seek out competent assistance. The end state is to be able to articulate the high points to anyone anywhere with some reasonable confidence of comprehension.

Put together a readily available list of your pertinent elected officials, from mayor to state representative to governor, and everyone in between and all around. This should include snail mail and email addresses, phone numbers, and websites, if applicable.

Thanks to @TheTommyCShow you can learn what is going on in your backyard right over on his personal site.

Once one has the data needed to navigate the waters of political change, subsequent steps will be much easier to execute.

Stay tuned, friends. We鈥檙e just getting started. 馃憤馃従馃嚭馃嚫

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Thank you, and very well said as always! The information is out there for us. The framework is out there for us. It only needs the addition of our ambition & conviction. 馃憡馃徏馃嚭馃嚫

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Couldn鈥檛 agree with you more, Tom!

When even friendly points of information gets it occasionally wrong, it really helps one鈥檚 cause if the non repudiated sources are readily available to respond and refute as needed.

You have been one of primary pioneers on this platform for actionable information, rather than just another keyboard warrior.

Every citizen-patriot, equipped with the knowledge made more accessible by the resources and time personally provided by you, becomes an unofficial member of the TommyC Freedom Brigade, a genuine political force to be reckoned with in years to come.

Not hyperbole, but fact. Along with joint forces spearheaded by @b8d04d61b7554eaaa52b57cc27521a78 @114692c08ea04f3fa00e7731af14cb24 and @TheConservativeSocialPsychologist , Parler is more than a social media platform, but a staging ground.

Is it any wonder why this site is actively targeted?

The more we can enlighten, the more effective we can be. And that likely scares the ideological opposing forces more than anything else.

@itzWicks Well said - and thank you Bryan!

@Gadsden1 You鈥檙e very welcome! Everyone should be willingly bookmarking your website as another point of information thoughtful analysis.

@itzWicks 馃憤

Something DC doesn't have

IPN
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Soldiers win battles
Information wins wars

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(1/2) Depending upon what source one chooses to believe, no less than 70-75 million Americans voted for the leadership responsible for the previous trajectory that the country was on, and are likely not okay with the one that we are on now.

Likewise, those same voters watched in real time as the vast majority of the White House Press Corps transformed overnight from adversarial foes to sycophant stenographers.

Now, as the Democratic Party continues its daily assault on civil liberties and freedoms of every day citizens, it is harder for lovers of constitutional governance to keep a calm disposition as executive orders and one party legislation propagates without pause.

Don鈥檛 get mad. Get involved in arresting the erosion.

We may be between election cycles, but there are things that can done right now.

Not next week. Not tomorrow. But RIGHT NOW.

It all starts with a bit of prep work on your part. And on your neighbors鈥檚 part. And with all patriots everywhere.

Me: I need to check the smoke detectors. Can you cook something?

Wife: *angry German noises*

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THEATER OF THE MIND DEPT.: Imagine a swank Starbucks outlet, in the middle of a large army installation where war fighters train daily on the most sophisticated weapon platforms designed to take out whole grid squares and aerial threats from mortal foes.

Inside said caffeination establishment are young people, happy for the employment, and trained to provide timely beverages in exchange for fiat currency.

Now picture me securing the largest black coffee they can legally sell to me without written permission from the installation commander (who happens to be a two-star general).

As I take the hot cup of morning liquid back to my office, I the sounds of birds, vehicles, and troops training in the distance. The weather is cloudy but warm.

Upon re-entering my windowless office, I set the blonde joe down, and snap a rather artsy photo for my #parlercoffeeclub pals.

Smiling deeply as I take a sip, I realize some creamer is in order.

I head for the door...

[roll credits]

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Well... a picture is worth a thousand words, but I鈥檇 say your words are worth more than a picture, especially right now as we can鈥檛 post them. 馃槈 Very nicely done. I think you could give up your day job for wordsmithry.

Is that a word? Eh, who cares... rules don鈥檛 matter anymore, and I FEEEEEL wordsmithry identifies as a word. Therefore, it is. 馃檭

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Hahaha... it is whatever it needs to be. 馃槤

Thank you for the kind words. 馃憤馃従鈽曪笍

One of these days we鈥檙e gonna wean you off of that Starbucks swill (fighting words, I know...!) 馃槀

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Salutations and Friday morning, Parler friends and family!

We are nine days into the fourth month, one year inside the 2020鈥檚, and twenty-one years inside the new millennium.

In a thousand years, nobody alive is going to care about anyone currently in elected office. There will be no fretting about what anyone said or did back in the 21st century.

Quick question: without a search engine, name ONE person alive on this date in 1021 AD.

While none of us are likely going to be around in ten centuries, let alone one of them, we should still never undervalue the personal importance of a moment, a day, or a lifetime.

In this second, you are here, right now, making choices, living with consequences. No one else will experience your human experience the way that you perceive it.

As your weekend begins, consider making the time you鈥檒l have as awesome as possible. The calendar will be indifferent, but the life you live doesn鈥檛 have to be.

Live like you really mean it. 馃憤馃従馃

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A practical philosopher. 鈾ワ笍 Harder to find than bonafide Biden voters.

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Good morning from Southwest Oklahoma! And thank you for the kind words. 馃槉

@itzWicks Good morning!! 馃寘鈽锔忦煂

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One more excellent presentation describing idiocy on display.

#mrctv #realitycheck

Joe Biden鈥檚 Gun Orders Are As Stupid As You鈥檇 Expect 鈥 and They鈥檇 Solve Exactly Nothing __________________________ About: MRCTV is an online media platform designed to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, liberal media bias, and entertainment to a new and diverse audience... https://youtu.be/HQDIn64F5tw
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Nothing the left does actually solves any problem, they only create more. Their one track collectivist thinking won't allow for the actual critical thinking necessary to solve problems. Their policies may attempt to address one small sliver of who they pandered to, but creates a whole host of other problems that they then try to convince us only they can "solve".

Her words have panache. 鈽猴笍

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An update on our current efforts to come back stronger and better:

We are very sorry for some recent issues surrounding our CDN that provides S3 (image storage and display) Capabilities. This is a service we lost with AWS canceling our account. We have isolated the issues and the system is rebalancing/stabilizing itself after an outage. Unfortunately, while working on solving the primary CDN issue, we had some configuration issues that arose. That is what is causing the current problem with image upload. We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to resolve this last issue.

We are grateful for your loyalty and patronage and are doing everything possible to stabilize after a difficult move out of the cloud.

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馃憜 Update on the image upload issue.
#parler #parlersupport #parlerconcierge

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Hanging tough for better days! 馃憤馃従