General Discussion, Thursday, March 23, 2017

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  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    God Bless Everyone
    May everyone have an awesome Thursday.

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  2. Col.(R) Ken says:

    I’m looking for my coffee cup….. top of the 9th, USA 8 PR 0……..

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Stell.., very beautiful picture……..can’t make out the bulbs ….just peaceful….thankyou

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  4. patternpuzzler says:

    Morning, all! Went to see Beauty & The Beast yesterday in 3D with a girlfriend. It certainly lives up to its promotion. I thought I was too old and jaded to get teary eyed and sniffley at a romantic movie, but this one really sucked me in. Don’t even mess with 2D. The woman walking out the door in front of me – who was sniffling too, by the way – asked her husband if they could come see it a couple more times. Then she turned to me and asked if this was the first time I’d seen it. She said they’d been to the 2D version first and there was no comparison. I can’t imagine there was.

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  5. patternpuzzler says:

    Mornin’ All!! For your reading enjoyment, we present to you

    This Day in (Mostly) American History: March 23
    1775: Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war During a speech before the second Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry responds to the increasingly oppressive British rule over the American colonies by declaring, β€œI know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Following the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, Patrick Henry was appointed governor of Virginia by the Continental Congress.

    1836: Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale

    1839: First recorded use of “OK” [oll korrect] (Boston’s Morning Post) OK was propelled into the limelight when it was printed in the Boston Morning Post as part of a joke. Its popularity exploded when it was picked up by contemporary politicians. When the incumbent president Martin Van Buren was up for reelection, his Democratic supporters organized a band of thugs to influence voters. This group was formally called the β€œO.K. Club,” which referred both to Van Buren’s nickname β€œOld Kinderhook” (based on his hometown of Kinderhook, New York), and to the term recently made popular in the papers. At the same time, the opposing Whig Party made use of β€œOK” to denigrate Van Buren’s political mentor Andrew Jackson. According to the Whigs, Jackson invented the abbreviation β€œOK” to cover up his own misspelling of β€œall correct.”

    1840: John William Draper takes first successful photo of the Moon (his daguerrotype of his wife was the first clear photograph of a woman’s face)

    1857: Elisha Otis installs his first elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City
    1858: Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
    1867: Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson’s veto
    1868: University of California founded (Oakland California)
    1880: Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
    1889: President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization

    1896: The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.

    1901: Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
    1903: Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
    1910: First race at Los Angeles Motordrome (First US auto speedway)

    1917: Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US. Until this time, it was believed Omaha was protected from tornadoes by the flat lands of Nebraska. One tornado was on the ground in Omaha for 12 minutes.

    1919: Mussolini founds the Fascist party. Benito Mussolini, an Italian World War I veteran and publisher of Socialist newspapers, breaks with the Italian Socialists and establishes the nationalist Fasci di Combattimento, named after the Italian peasant revolutionaries, or β€œFighting Bands,” from the 19th century. Commonly known as the Fascist Party, Mussolini’s new right-wing organization advocated Italian nationalism, had black shirts for uniforms, and launched a program of terrorism and intimidation against its leftist opponents. Initially, Mussolini, who was appointed prime minister at the head of a three-member Fascist cabinet, cooperated with the Italian parliament, but aided by his brutal police organization he soon became the effective dictator of Italy. In 1924, a Socialist backlash was suppressed, and in January 1925 a Fascist state was officially proclaimed, with Mussolini as Il Duce, or β€œThe Leader.”
    Mussolini appealed to Italy’s former Western allies for new treaties, but his brutal 1935 invasion of Ethiopia ended all hope of alliance with the Western democracies. In 1936, Mussolini joined Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in his support of Francisco Franco’s Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, prompting the signing of a treaty of cooperation in foreign policy between Italy and Nazi Germany in 1937. Although Adolf Hitler’s Nazi revolution was modeled after the rise of Mussolini and the Italian Fascist Party, Fascist Italy and Il Duce proved overwhelmingly the weaker partner in the Berlin-Rome Axis during World War II.

    1922: First airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
    1923: Frank Silver & Irving Conn release “Yes, We Have No Bananas”
    1925: Tennessee becomes first state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
    1929: First telephone installed in White House
    1933: Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

    1936: Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

    1937: LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
    1940: First radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS
    1940: All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland
    1942: Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean
    1942: US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
    1943: German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
    1945: Largest operation in WWII’s Pacific War, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa
    1948: John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492′ (18,133 m))
    1950: 22nd Academy Awards: “All The King’s Men”, Broderick Crawford and Olivia de Havilland win
    1950: UN World Meteorological Organization established
    1956: Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
    1957: US army sells last homing pigeons
    1960: Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
    1962: JFK visits San Francisco; delivers pre-election speech at Cow Palace: http://tinyurl.com/kguuewy
    1965: First US 2-man space flight: Gemini 3, Grissom & Young

    1969: “Rally for Decency” (Miami) Organized in response to an incident at a Doors concert some three weeks earlier, when a drunk, combative and sometimes barely coherent Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd at Miami’s Dinner Key Auditorium. The alleged exposure, whether it took place or not, created serious legal problems for Morrison. It also created an opportunity for socially conservative Floridians and their celebrity supporters to speak out against the counterculture.

    1970: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1971: USSR performs underground nuclear test
    1972: Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars
    1973: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1973: Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA
    1976: International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying) http://tinyurl.com/kgr3kz7
    1978: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1979: Wings release “Goodnight Tonight”
    1980: France performs nuclear test
    1980: Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
    1981: US Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men

    1981: US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions

    1983: Regan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”) Reagan became enamored with an idea proposed by some of his military and scientific advisors, including Dr. Edward Teller, the β€œfather of the hydrogen bomb.” What they proposed was a massive program involving the use of antimissile satellites utilizing laser beams or other means to knock Soviet nuclear missiles out of the sky before they had a chance to impact the United States. Reagan therefore called upon the nation’s scientists to β€œturn their great talents” to this β€œvision of the future which offers hope.” He admitted that such a highly sophisticated program might β€œnot be accomplished before the end of this century.”
    Some scientists indicated that even if the SDI were able to destroy 95 percent of Soviet missiles, the remaining five percent would be enough to destroy the entire planet. Nevertheless, Congress began funding the program, which ran up a bill of over $30 billion by 1993 (with little to show for the effort). The Soviets were adamantly opposed to SDI, and a 1986 summit meeting between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev ended acrimoniously when Gorbachev demanded that talks on arms control were contingent on the United States dropping the SDI program. By December 1987, Gorbachev-desperately in need of a foreign policy achievement and eager to reduce his nation’s burdensome defense budget-dropped his resistance to the SDI program and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was signed. The Strategic Defense Initiative never really got off the ground–by the mid-1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and with costs skyrocketing, it was quietly shelved.

    1983: First Artificial-heart patient dies On March 23, 1983, Barney Clark dies 112 days after becoming the world’s first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The 61-year-old dentist spent the last four months of his life in a hospital bed at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, attached to a 350-pound console that pumped air in and out of the aluminum-and-plastic implant through a system of hoses.

    1985: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1986: 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: Rambo: First Blood Part II wins

    1989: “Cold Fusion” achievement claimed. See: “An experiment that earned Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann widespread ridicule in 1989 wasn’t necessarily bogus” Scientific American, 2016 http://tinyurl.com/zfk33pj

    1987: US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf

    1990: Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill

    1991: 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
    1994: Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor
    1995: Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
    1998: 70th Academy Awards: “Titanic” (11 wins), Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win;
    1999: “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin released – goes on to sell over 8 million copies
    2003: 75th Academy Awards: “Chicago,” Adrien Brody & Nicole Kidman win

    2005: The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube.

    2005: A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
    2007: Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
    2011: Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
    2013: The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49

    2016: Ground Penetrating Radar investigation of Shakespeare’s tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard’s skull probably has been stolen

    2017: USA wins World baseball Classic 2017 with an 8-0 victory over previously undefeated Puerto Rico
    ……………………………………..
    Stella has suggested Tara Ross’ website for more detailed American History. Ms. Ross is an author and a constitutionalist who publishes, on her website, β€œThis day in American History”. She writes quite well and I’ve also become a fan. While, because of time issues, I cannot incorporate Ms. Ross’ writings here, I do suggest subscribing to her web newsletter for historical information in depth in your morning email. The signup for her newsletter is at http://www.taraross.com/

    Text within this post is taken, in whole or in part, from the websites History.com and Onthisday.com and is fair use for educational purposes.

    And, because I knew you’d ask: . Melba toast is made by lightly toasting slices of bread under a grill, on both sides. The resulting toast is then sliced laterally. The thin slices are then returned to the grill with the untoasted sides towards the heat source, resulting in toast half the normal thickness. Enjoy!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      2016: Alas, poor Yorick… whoever currently owns this skull had at least better have the soliloquy memorized. If not, this person is a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.

      Someone owns Shakespeare’s skull. That’s rather awesome, and I bet he would agree.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Melba was a girl in my 5th grade art class. So black she had a purple shine. We were using the kiln, pressing oak and maple leaves into clay, cutting them out, and baking them, and engraving our names on the back of them first. Melba messed hers up, and stole mine, and put her name on it. My mom still has it. It still says “Melba” on the back.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      A twofer, not only the song BUT performed by our folk’s version of Al Yankovic!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. amwick says:

    Today should be interesting on the political landscape. Discussion next door about letter to Nunes, vote on Healthcare Insurance. AHCA, I think it will squeak by.

    Having had healthcare in my face the last few days, sitting in a hospital, the one thought that keeps coming back is that our Government just needs to get out of the business, they are messing things up to a fare thee well. Look back 10 years, and look now,,,, what is the huge improvement?? The middle class is hurt bigly… that is the change. Sorry, but that’s how I see it.

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    • Responded to you way down there πŸ‘‡πŸ». Not sure what happened.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Agreed, government needs to be almost all ‘out’ of healthcare though. Having worked with the health insurance pukes at the corporate and Fed side I’d suggest that people with a knowledge of what they’re doing (a rarity on the Fed side) monitor the civilian insurance industry to make sure it doesn’t revert to its nstural predatory, bottom feeding, bloodsucking self. You’d no more leave the health insurance industry to itself than you would leave a 5-year old alone in a candy store, tney both need responsible adult supervision.

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      • amwick says:

        You sound like an insider, but I think the government is more of a bloodsucker than the insurance industry. Look at the sheer hell it has caused.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yup, they’re both bloodsuckers but the health insurance companies are akin to Count Dracula while the Feds are more like fleas and deer ticks.
          A lot of that hell is caused by the insurance companies trying to find ways to wriggle around government rule making and maintaining their profit margins. Just look at laser surgery. Docs and, to some extent, Feds have been pushing for insurance companies to accept laser surgery as, in some cases, a safer and more efficacious treatment but most laser surgery isn’t covered as the companies rule it ‘new and experimental’ even though it’s been around for over 30 years. So far laser surgery is largelymout while insurance company profits are up. Your life and comfort versus their profit margins with Congress aitting by thevtable begging for scraps.
          Insurance companies shoehorn fees into customers’ accounts when and wherever they can while sliding emoluments to Congressjerks who generally side with insurance companies over the Great Unwashed – go back to laser surgery. Quick, Henry, the Flit!

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          • amwick says:

            I guess I am looking at it through a healthy person’s perspective, even if I am getting older. Can’t disagree that they are both bloodsucker.

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          • Menagerie says:

            But for St. Jude’s, my niece would have died. Her insurance company called the lifesaving treatment she was given “experimental” though it had been standard treatment for leukemia for over 10 years and had saved thousands, thousands of lives.

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            • amwick says:

              Oh, I agree 100%, thank goodness for St. Judes. It just seems confusing because there is a difference between health insurance and healthcare, and government mandates. Health care and health insurance as concepts have been conflated.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Health insurance won’t pay experimental even if it’s cheaper and known more effective than traditional stuff as if they touch one ‘experimental’ they fear they’ll be stuck with them all. I can get my back surgery do by laser or conventional surgery. In conventional it takes hours as they have to shear thru tissue and bone, risking further injuries to my spinal cord. In laser they make a 1-inch incision, snake thru some spaces in the soine and vaporize the offending tissue, all in an hour or two. Conventional ‘adverse events’ are roughly three times that of laser. Conventional recovery is months, in laser I’m up that day, have to have a two day stay and have a followup. But insurance won’t pay for laser.
                You remember how long it took for the insurance companies to pay for laproscopic surgery, they preferred you be sliced open from chin to zotz and have you exposed to a sea of risks rather than just have a wee cut and in-and-out.

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                • stella says:

                  My SIL had the 1-inch incision surgery for a herniated disk. He said the pain was eliminated immediately, and he was home the next day. It took a while for the numbness that he had experienced in his legs and feet to recover, but at least the pain was gone.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    I have a frozen pack I put on my lower back, sits there in the AM while I have my big cuppa joe. It frees up my back as long as I don’t over stress it, and as long as I don’t put myself in risk of a bad fall.
                    I am just not at the point where I’m ready to put the rest of my life in the hands of a bone whacker who could paralyze me and still bill my insurance. At least my condition will be my own responsibility until I decide to rededicate funds to laser surgery.

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                  • stella says:

                    He was in serious constant pain all the way down to his foot, and first tried physical therapy. He was very glad after the surgery, and his insurance paid for it.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Outta space – ain’t quite there yet but gettin’ closer.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Danny Thomas deserves a seat at the right hand of the Throne, he should be a Saint.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Dear amwick, I pray your hubby is improving. Recently came close to losing mine twice in 24 hours. As someone with medical problems my whole life since 6 months old, the government needing to get out of healthcare is of primary importance, and insurance problems are secondary in my experience. They both are bad. I want to know how we get our medical privacy back now that the government has copied all our medical records and distributed them to anyone they deemed worthwhile. I have nothing to be ashamed of in my medical records, but I don’t care. If it’s MY BODY, MY CHOICE when it comes to abortion and assisted suicide, why isn’t it my choice about who sees the info on my body?

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  8. 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! (aka “doodahdaze”) 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’ litenmaus πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    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!

    Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze!

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  9. You’re right about that! It’s been a disaster.

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  10. Any puppy news, Stella? 😊

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  11. stella says:

    From the White House “1600 Daily” email:

    On the 7th anniversary of former President Obama signing the disaster known as Obamacare, President Donald J. Trump is working hard to secure the votes to repeal and replace this failed law with a better system that will drive down costs and increase choice for all Americans.

    I didn’t realize that this was the anniversary.

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  12. G-d&Country says:

    Hello, I came over from the Treehouse.

    The Tundra PA said a lot of the “Oldtimers” were here, and it was not as “craycray”. I read the Treehouse for years, but only started commenting recently due to an improvement in my vision. There are many interesting posts at the Treehouse, but I have a limited length of time I can read, and with 1,000 comments to some posts I can not skim through them to find ones of interest to me. Since recently finding you I have enjoyed reading your site, and hope to be able to occasionally comment – especially on Caturday! I usually wander in and out of the site during the day between repairs/improvements on our money pit (AKA house).
    Although none of you may recognize me, I am glad to see your familiar names here. πŸ™‚
    Have a Happy National Puppy Day!

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  13. A feel good video for today. I’ve seen it dozens of times but it always makes me happy.

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  14. Very concerning that Nunes felt he had to apologize for speaking the truth.

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  15. facebkwallflower says:

    This is for Zurich Mike. Have a great day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtMVMNST_g4

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  16. lovely says:

    It seems that the demented left is grateful to the savage of Islam for showing off the magnificent diversity of London by mowing people from 10 different countries down and slaughtering some of them in the street.

    We have got so far beyond the line of sanity that I can only SMH.

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  17. lovely says:

    Beautiful. The Brits have captured the lasted of Shia’s “He will not divide us flags.” 😊

    A bit of language.

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  18. stella says:

    GOP Delays Health Vote as Holdouts Weigh White House Offer

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-23/trump-discusses-changes-to-health-bill-to-win-over-conservatives

    President Donald Trump made what he called a final offer, and the Freedom Caucus rejected it.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-freedom-caucus-health-care-236418

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  19. jeans2nd says:

    Feeling the need for a rant, which hopefully you all will ignore, shall babble amongst the (mostly) peaceful.

    Spent the day at weekly reunification soiree, as usual mostly w/Vietnam vets. Was informed by volunteer minder, no discussion/vocal support for current POTUS is permitted. What fresh h is this? When did this start? New VA policy? Or just newly enforced? Am still aghast.

    Did meet an Afghan/Iraq Misguided infantry, tho, with whom traded old units and old good times, so was a good day anyway. And no one even came close to understanding the conversation, which made the day even better.

    And the sun was out and a good time was had by all. πŸ˜‰

    Some days, wondering is only for the truly brave-at-heart, I guess.
    Phooey.

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  20. amwick says:

    On a happy note, Dh is home again… none the worse for wear, actually he is improved a great deal. I have the pleasure of giving him B12 shots every day for a week,,,which will be a new experience. So, life at the cottage resumes… πŸ™‚

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    • That’s great, amwick!!!

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    • lovely says:

      Terrific! Well wishes and prayers πŸ™πŸΌ

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    • G-d&Country says:

      So glad DH is much improved! I have been giving myself B12 shots for about 10 years.For some reason it bothers me more with the shorter needle rather than the longer needle, and it bothers me more in the leg rather than the arm. I use the longer needle in the arm. Everyone is different. Find what works for DH. Good luck, and God Bless.

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      • stella says:

        Do you have a particular medical condition that requires B12 by injection? I only ask because my grandfather had pernicious anemia and died of it in 1924 before they know what to do to control it.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          So sorry to hear of your grandfather dying of something that now is treatable. A doctor originally prescribed it for quite bad fatigue. My current doctor said pernicious anemia. Perhaps it is related to digestion and ability to process the B12. I have had digestion/intestine problems since infancy. Oral B12 or patches do nothing. The B12 also severely reduces my Reynaud’s which is a good thing.

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          • stella says:

            A lot of people used to die of things that are now treatable, unfortunately. Until the 1920’s diabetes was a death sentence too, not to mention tuberculosis.

            When I was first pregnant, I had serious nausea, and couldn’t keep anything down, including water most of the time. My doctor started giving me B12 injections, which helped a lot. I still had nausea, but could eat!

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      • amwick says:

        Thank you… this will be our first shot at it. πŸ™‚ We have to see what comes with his prescription..

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  21. The Tundra PA says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  22. lovely says:

    Wow. I’m watching Tucker Carlson and he had on the attorney of Sanchez Milian and at first the scum bag said that there is no evidence of a rape but rather it was consensual sex.

    Sure.

    A 14 year old girl who is menstruating is going to have sex with two filthy pigs in a bathroom stall in her high school.

    Thankfully the attorney seems to be an idiot, he would not say that he would be comfortable with a loved one going to school with his client and then I don’t know if the attorney realized it or not but he actually alluded to the fact that he didn’t know whether or not his client actually did rape the poor girl.

    Sickening.

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  23. G-d&Country says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You to Stella and all the posters who helped make my first day here so positive. I truly appreciate your kindness.
    Goodnight all, and sweet dreams.

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