General Discussion, Saturday, December 17, 2016

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157 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, December 17, 2016

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Neuschwanstein.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    A beautiful example of wasteful spending. Then again, at least they got a tourist attraction out of it.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Drive-by (not surprising):

    New Movie Will Praise Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger as an β€œIcon and Hero”

    http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/16/new-movie-will-praise-racist-planned-parenthood-founder-margaret-sanger-as-an-icon-and-hero/

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    ANFSCD:

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

    If you get this, kudos!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    3.5 Β°F

    Warming trend.

    Life is good.

    Time for another log on the fire…

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more for Derk. Best guitarist alive, save for the latter two.

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Wooly Phlox says:

    here:

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  9. texan59 says:

    Dunno if’n I’m early or late, but coffee up y’all. It’s Saturday Caturday.

    Liked by 7 people

  10. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Someone likes eggnog…

    Liked by 4 people

  11. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Living in a winter wonderland…

    Liked by 4 people

  12. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (bailey irish cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ John Denney πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  13. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

    Liked by 9 people

  14. derk says:

    Morning Stella, crew!
    Heading to Coit Tower, have not been able to get up there in years, so crowded. The good thing about being sleepless, not many others are.

    Have a great day out your way!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Soooooo tired of them saying this. Selective memory on their part as we heard the same thing during the RR and Bush I and II administrations from them.

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  15. Patriot1783 says:

    Wreaths Across America day!!

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  16. derk says:

    Made it. No one out! They actually don’t allow parking up there on weekends anymore!

    Breakfast at Mel’s (American Graffitti), down Lombard crooked street, was able to stop and take pictures while on it! Up to Coit, parked! Walked around a few time snapping pics. Down through the Marina to Fort Point ‘neath the Golden Gate.
    One of those absolutely crystal clear, crisp fall mornings! Gorgeous. Breakfast (second) with the kiddos soon, then off to golf Lincoln Park, above Fort Point by the Legion of Honor, one of my most favorite places on earth.
    Have been wanting to play this course for 35 years, today is the day!

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Well, the Egyptian Islamic animals are back at it again. Every few years they pick this seaon to blow up a Coptic church, complete with worshipers. I do not remember the evening MSM news carrying this to any degree, then again the people who did this aren’t Islam, Islam is limited to only those practitioners who meet a sensitized version of the religion of peace.

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  18. lovely says:

    Look what happened after Trump’s Tweet.

    China Responds: Will Return Stolen Drone, “Regrets US Hype”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-17/china-responds-will-return-stolen-drone-regrets-us-hype

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      After the Chicoms download the data, reverse engineer the drone, and then upload a undectable malware……. that was their Christmas gift from Obola…….. next, and their will be a next time, just hit the explosive button…….

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Back in the Cold War days we’d watch Russian ‘commercial/trade’ ships coming into port up the Mississippi. The specialists in thst kind of analysis would take inventory of visual antennas on the ship and compare them to known examples to get an idea of what sorts of communications/surveillance equipment thry had on board. There was one anchorage just across the hiway from the Joint Base and, when a Rooskie merchant ship managed to get a slot there we’d get a heads-up to limit comms on unsecured systems.
      There were also ‘merchant’ ships equipped with underwater mapping systems that would record the underwater topography of the river and ports…never can tell when it might come in handy.
      They aren’t alone, there is a US source we could tap to find all of the underwater features and tidal information we needed, current or historical, to plan missions, can’t but guess where they got that.
      I’m betting the sonar unit was probably just a mapping one, not one geared to taking snoopy stuff. Once the Chinese determined it didn’t have any ‘special’ features they received permission to return it. At least the insult remains.
      You can bet the Navy wil be going through the returned drone to make sure no post-capture circuits or software have been added. I’m betting some changes to all of the drones’ systems will be made too so as to counter any Chinese abilities to exploit them.

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      • lovely says:

        I’m betting the sonar unit was probably just a mapping one, not one geared to taking snoopy stuff. Yes I read somewhere (maybe here?) that is was a commercial vessel with nothing of secretive informational value to it.

        But do you think if Hillary was going to be our next POTUS that China would give it back? My thought is just like when it was Obama the Chinese would enjoy sticking their thumb in the eye of Clinton and America.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          My bet was based on how quickly they returned it, had it have been a spooky kinda thang they’d have disassembled it, studied it st leisure and returned it in boxes. Remember how long it took them to return our EP-3 Navy spy plane in 2001? It came back in pieces and they got some gooooood stuff offen it.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      OMG That is too funny. So, he will communicate by tweet and things will happen seemingly magically?

      Liked by 2 people

  19. stella says:

    This is (almost) unbelievable.

    Can Progressives Stop Making My Christmas Traditions Political?

    My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s β€˜Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/16/can-progressives-stop-making-christmas-traditions-political/

    My mom texted me the following day to say that at the beginning of the performance Boyd encouraged the audience to remain seated during the β€œHallelujah” chorus. He suggested we might be better off ruled by King George again, who started the tradition of standing during that portion of the work, rather than by President-Elect Donald Trump.

    When the Hallelujah chorus began, half of the audience stood and half remained seated. Not surprisingly, I haven’t seen any news reports confirming this, but my parents later discovered another set of friends had attended the performance in the front row. They too heard the rant and were surprised. My parents reported it was β€œawkward.” I would add reprehensible.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Afternoon Stella!!!! I’m beginning to agree with rush limbo, it’s time to attack, attack, these progressives, economically, destroying their platforms for their self promotion or any means necessary, take them to court, rewrite the social rules, give these people no quarter. Then I wake up and realize this would never happen…..

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  20. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Comment 100!

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  21. texan59 says:

    Not sure if this will work, but it’s too good not to share. Miss Wee posted this earlier. Sometimes the Spirit just grabs us. πŸ˜€

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  22. lovely says:

    Content to call the Chi-coms thieves and call it day since it is just a commercial drone.

    Sunday morning here we come πŸ™‚

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  23. Wooly Phlox says:

    BibleGateway’s VOTD

    But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

    Matthew 1:20-21 KJV

    No SF/F author could have come up with this. And it actually happened.

    That whole history.

    Not even Azimov had a vision this big.

    I pray that this Christmas shows Americans this truth, and opens this window for them.

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  24. MaryfromMarin says:

    In honor of the day [12/17/1916]–we should never forget history:

    The Butcher’s Bill of 1916: Europe’s Blood-Drenched Year of Horror

    http://observer.com/2016/12/the-butchers-bill-of-1916-battle-of-verdun-france-wwi/

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Christmas teaches us that, no?

      We have 6 or 8,000 years of history that brings us to Christmas in America.

      No. We should never forget history.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      And the butchers bill will continue till November 11, 1918 , then into the 1920’s and ’30s. As the returning US Veterans were called the “loss generation”. This is why myself and others studied “the Art of War”. War is terrible, very costly in Human life and I could go on with many reasons not to engage in war.
      Preparedness is the key, remember all of the hype about the Iraqi Army before the first gulf war and our national press was saying we would our ass kicked. Well to be honest, very honest, I wasn’t sure about how our equipment could or would function. Then after our first mission, (Scud hunting and spotting for Artillery raids) erase all of my doubts in the performance of soldiers and equipment.
      And to make a long story short, it’s all about studying the art of war, so this will not happen again…..
      Now as I sit by my fireside, I’m glad that I shovel horse sh t at Ft. Meade for six months before going to RVN………

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  25. Wooly Phlox says:

    One more tonight.

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  26. Col.(R) Ken says:

    It’s 38* here and raining. Water just laying on top of the ice…..another log on the fire, sip of Jameson’s and wishing you all a good night…….I got the first watch……..

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