General Discussion, Saturday, December 31, 2016

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Countdown time!

    Liked by 8 people

  2. nyetneetot says:

    On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….

    Liked by 5 people

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    On another note:

    Liked by 4 people

  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Hey, all you dopers that lied about
    Lady Jane not being bad for users.

    Put this in you pipe and smoke it.

    Hope you enjoy CHS, dummy.

    Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.

    P.S.- Happy New Year and enjoy CHS.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/little-known-illness-tied-to-smoking-weed-on-the-rise/ar-BBxF7iw?ocid=mailsignout

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    • You mean drugs really ARE bad for you? Gasp! Say it ain’t so!

      With that said, I was under the impression that marijuana was really, really bad for you because your body could store it…in your brain cells. Alternatively, while alcohol can be bad, the body can metabolize it and get it out. But I’m informed by pro-druggies that I’m wrong, and I’ve had other fish to fry for the last eight years, so who knows.

      My philosophy about drug use has always been feel free, if that’s what you want, but don’t come to me, the taxpayer, and ask for any rehab clinics or needle exchange programs or low-cost physical or mental healthcare because I’m thoroughly sick and tired of bailing people out of their own stupid mistakes.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh great, next they’re gonna teel us that drunken orgies with strangers has potential downsides. Well, there goes New Years…

      Liked by 2 people

    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Your chickens have come home to roost!!!!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Well, stirred the pot;
    time to stir the ashes
    and add another log…

    Liked by 4 people

  6. derk says:

    Good morning Stella and crew,
    Truly has been a Stellar year, topped off with a Cubs win and the Trump triumph. Now for the Huskies to take down ‘Bama! Yep, ever the optimist.
    Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year and success in all of your endeavors next year. You all have made the experience better in all of your diverse thoughts and opinions, and I thank you.

    Don’t like to post before breakfast, but will be on the road for a bit with no net, so you all can split my bacon. Civilly.
    You all have a great day out there and Stellar On!

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  7. 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™‚ 🍸 (Baileys 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™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    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™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    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!

    Christmas pastries with coffee

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  8. Menagerie says:

    Lookee what I found. Still great! Off to the gulag. Have a great last day of the year all.

    https://stellasplace1.com/2015/12/31/the-epic-social-justice-warrior-smackdown-that-is-going-viral/

    Liked by 10 people

  9. lovely says:

    Anthony Hopkins is a composer, who knew? (Not me).

    Merry Morning Stellars πŸ™‚

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Patriot1783 says:

    Happy New Year Michael Skakel.
    Now CT revoke his bail please and bury him forever in the prison cell this time for good. Let the Moxley family finally grieve and live out their lives that he murderd and stole for over 40 years. Robert Kennedy and the rest of his vile family can gth too.
    http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-michael-skakel-supreme-court-appeal-20161229-story.html

    Liked by 7 people

  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ glories!

    Liked by 9 people

  12. czarowniczy says:

    Weeeeeeeeee….just a few more hours and we can start complaing in/about a whole new year!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. stella says:

    Does this happen every year?

    No US carrier at sea leaves gap in Middle East

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/30/no-us-carrier-at-sea-leaves-gap-in-middle-east.html

    Liked by 2 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Under the POtuS (gotta use that one while I still can) we’ve had instances where carriers’ refits were postponed for monetary reasons and there were huge holes in our coverage; however, the POtuS had huge holes in his foreign policy and economic priorities but luckily forbhim the screw ups all fell through the history hole and were forgotten by the public. All part of his Administration’s havin a hole policies.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yes, and nuke refueling was delayed until we had too many in port and their multiple presences caused a further delay. We had not only a huge target-of-opportunity with those carriers clustered but left whole areas open to exploitation by others.
          Thing is, whoever controls free commercial passage of the open oceans controls the world’s economy. Interdict free passage and you starve selectively. Britain controlled the high seas for many years until the US became the undisputed ruler of the seas. Russia wanted to be ‘a’ if not ‘the’ world sea power since Peter the Great. Even during the Cold War they never made it but now they’re rebuilding their blue water navy while Obama, following Carter plan, is ‘reshaping’ ours.
          China is interested in securing its littoral and strategic sea areas but is building porting facilities for future military use at about all of the world’s major choke points. China plans on being able to close, if not threaten, all of the world’s navies abilities to freely transition from ocean to ocean as well as control commercial shipping. I don’t see the POtuS disagreeing.

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          • Col.(R) Ken says:

            Czar, agree. When China builds a blue water navy, and sustains its presence then we are in deep dung. Just review their subs, and now most of our Carriers (9 or10) are approaching quarter to half life. Another issue is the personnel to man those ships….many issues for SECDEF and President Trump.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yes, and that carrier’s really a floating city. Between the ship’s crew and the air wing you’re looking at over 5000 people serving on that ship. Some are nearing that point where the keel of its replacement’s got to be laid to have one in for one out. It takes years to build, test and outfit a new one, you just don’t pick one up,at Walmart…not an American made one at least.
              Can’t wait to see the carrier named after Carter…probably will be built without a rudder. The one named after Obama will probably only steer left and destroy American targets.

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    Woof. Czarina and I hand-shoveled about three yards of grave yesterday, loading our dump cart and unloading it in parts of our drive that were prone to becoming tapioca in the coming rains. She got up early and went in to treat her patients, I’m crawling across the floor balancing aspirin and coffee. Guess who’s gonna win the tontine?

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  15. I’m getting tired of this “2016 was teh wurst yeer evah” nonsense. So here’s a video to share with all of your liberal friends who are whining about 2016.

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  16. nyetneetot says:

    Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-hackers-penetrated-us-electricity-grid-through-a-utility-in-vermont/2016/12/30/8fc90cc4-ceec-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html

    Russia did not hack Vermont’s power authority. After the statements about Russian state-implicated hacking in the election, government departments across the US conducted security audits of their systems, looking for instances of malware that was implicated in the DNC hack.
    ONE notebook computer at the Vermont utility — not connected to the power grid — was found to have been infected by the same malware. The malware is available to anyone to purchase by people wanting hacking tools.

    Liked by 6 people

    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Well, they had to find SOMETHING.

      Liked by 3 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      As I posted here or next door a year or so ago…this ain’t new. Even before the hacking thing the grid was at danger from low-level idiot attacks and before that it was st a recognized danger in the 70s from being jury rigged, overloaded, outmoded and again, from any idiot with a bow, arrow and spool of wire.
      Fixing the grid is worse than herding cats, fatcats who own the systems have them duct taped together, there’s nothing in it for them to upgrade it but costs. Their bsckup,plan, recently used and still in use by New Orleans, is to let their aggregate sloth contribute to the collspse, tell the government it’s too expensive for them to fix and have the taxpayers cough up the repairs.
      The grid is laughably vulnerable at the local level, back to that clown with the bow and arrow. Most goljs don’t care about what happens to the ‘national’ grid until a crash in
      New York triggers a shift from some system three states away (or in Canada) they have a sharing agreement with. I did a vulnerability for a city before Katrina where I pointed out how a nut with stuff from a hardware store could go aroubd the city taking out major substations. That went tight into the ‘things too hard to do’ box but luckily along came Katrina a few years later, flooded out the system and you all payed for it. See how that works?
      Look at those high tension transmission lines going for miles between stations, routed through the middle of nowhere. Think about how hard it would be to take them out. Sure they’d be replaced but it would take time and how many could be taken out at different places…and how near impossible it would be to protect the all. Think T. E. Lawrence bleeding the Turks by cutting the Hejaz railway.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh, don’t forget the hackers ‘tricked’ utility workers into revealing their passwords through phishing emails..AAARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH…for how many decades have IT security folks HAMMERED into the workers’ heads not to reveal their passwords to someone sending phony emails? How do you remove ‘stupid’ from the loop?

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      • nyetneetot says:

        None of this addresses any of the actual state sponsored hacking that happens dally in businesses across the US, but that would require common sense. Hopefully after the 20th it can at least be looked at.

        Liked by 2 people

        • czarowniczy says:

          The Wash Post is reportink that a major factor was inwizible hackers treekink gullible US plant vorkerz enntoo gifink zem zeir passvordz thru feeshink. Whew, I can checkov thst one from my eye-dialect things-to-do list.

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  17. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  18. lovely says:

    From Gab

    Putin will respond to the expulsion of Russian diplomats by changing the passwords on all White House accounts.

    😊

    Liked by 3 people

  19. lovely says:

    Nigel will be at Trump’s inauguration πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      So sad. I really loved him in MASH. The funny thing was I was sitting here wishing they still had MASH on Netflix to stream. And, I come here and see this.

      Liked by 2 people

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