General Discussion, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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  1. texan59 says:

    They keep throwin’ down, we keep throwin’ back. Remember, they never rest, they never sleep. Coffee up and carry on.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Woo hoo! Twosday! My iPad was starting to choke on Oneday, gets to start all over.

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    • amwick says:

      I have a samsung galaxy… don’t much like it… except that it is so portable…

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      • stella says:

        I have a Samsung Galaxy Note, but I rarely use it for the internet, even though it has a big screen.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        IPad tends to lose its OS and unless you buy one that has an sdaquate amount of memory (at a rediculous price) it has problems handling big tasks.
        Apple makes everything for its own devices, unlike Windows-based products where everyone’s free to improvise and improve… one reason, I believe, why Windows is THE business base.
        My laptop’s an older one that’s uncomfortable to use when I’m plopped back into a chair, main reason I now use an iPad…that and it’s great for swatting bugs…but I’m looking at a new and lighter Windows platform. I’m hopeful the new one won’t be obsolete before I carry it out the door.

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        • stella says:

          Windows is open source, which is a double-edged sword, since it is more vulnerable to malware. Nevertheless, I would go with a Windows or Android based system. Usually less expensive too.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yup, Windows is also a very dynamic OS while Apple uses the short bus (that one’s for you IT geeks).

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            • stella says:

              Punning is an addiction!

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Sometimes it comes back to byte me in the ascii…but it doesn’t bother me one bit.

                And there I’ve opened the door for today.

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              • Wooly Phlox says:

                Indeed it is. Witzelsucht.

                “Witzelsucht (from the German witzeln, meaning to joke or wisecrack, and sucht, meaning addiction or yearning) is a set of rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations.

                “A less common symptom is hypersexuality, the tendency to make sexual comments at inappropriate times or situations. Patients do not understand that their behavior is abnormal, therefore are nonresponsive to others’ reactions. This disorder is most commonly seen in patients with frontal lobe damage, particularly right frontal lobe tumors or trauma. The disorder remains named in accordance with its reviewed definition by German neurologist Hermann Oppenheim; its first description as the less focused “Moria” (stupidity), by German neurologist Moritz Jastrowitz, was in 1888.”

                I disagree that the second symptom is less common. Most people in my circle are not intelligent enough for witty puns. I barely am, live and in person. But most are really quick with the sexual inferences and puns. All day long.

                Less common is Czar, Mary, and my Landlord, and the local hardware store owner.

                Intelligent puns. Not always, yet even sometimes, bathroom humor.

                Watching my LL and the guy at the hardware is like watching comedy theater, it’s like watching the swordfight in the BBC’s Scarlet Pimpernel, or in Princess Bride. I can seldom elicit good puns in real life, because my brain is about 5 minutes too slow.

                So I also disagree that (the first instance) this set of neurological symptoms is a disorder.

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        • amwick says:

          An older friend of mine is having problems with her IPAD,,, that may be the reason… I originally bought a Kindle Fire HD… and the Silk browser was so awful it was not usable.. not at all… ticks me off because it was expensive.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I’m told thst the iPad has a penchant for losing its OS and one can expect to, from time to time, have to plug it into another computer and reload the OS. When I asked the person who told me this, a diehard Apple devotee, I was greeted with a blank stare when I asked if I could use a Windows-based computer.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      You survived contact with the VA and still have humor!!!!!! I’m in awe!!!!!!

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  3. patternpuzzler says:

    We have some interesting historical tidbits for today -more American Revolution, the Guillotine, Jesse Owens, Where the Blues came from, Ike, and earthquakes – not to mention a little story about how Senatorial censure of a sitting president worked for Jackson. Hope you all enjoy! See ya on the other side of the clock…

    This Day in (Mostly) American History: March 28
    845: Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving. (h/t to TV’s “Vikings” – you go, Lagartha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1774: Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts. Passed in response to the Americansโ€™ disobedience, the Coercive Acts included:
    …1) The Boston Port Act, which closed the port of Boston until damages from the Boston Tea Party were paid. 2) The Massachusetts Government Act, which restricted Massachusetts; democratic town meetings and turned the governorโ€™s council into an appointed body. 3) The Administration of Justice Act, which made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in Massachusetts. 4) The Quartering Act, which required colonists to house and quarter British troops on demand, including in their private homes as a last resort. also, 5) A fifth act, the “Quebec Act”, which extended freedom of worship to Catholics in Canada, as well as granting Canadians the continuation of their judicial system, was joined with the Coercive Acts in colonial parlance as one of the Intolerable Acts, as the mainly Protestant colonists did not look kindly on the ability of Catholics to worship freely on their borders.
    …More important than the acts themselves was the colonistsโ€™ response to the legislation. Parliament hoped that the acts would cut Boston and New England off from the rest of the colonies and prevent unified resistance to British rule. They expected the rest of the colonies to abandon Bostonians to British martial law. Instead, other colonies rushed to the cityโ€™s defense, sending supplies and forming their own Provincial Congresses to discuss British misrule and mobilize resistance to the crown. In September 1774, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and began orchestrating a united resistance to British rule in America.

    1796: Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is first US-African church
    1797: Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
    1799: NY State abolished slavery

    1804: Ohio passed “Black Laws”, to deter Blacks from migrating to Ohio, forbid interracial marriage, gun ownership, mandating sponsorship, and denial of many liberties ensured for white citizenry.

    1814: Funeral held for the man behind the guillotine The funeral of Guillotin, the inventor and namesake of the infamous execution device, takes place outside of Paris, France. Guillotin had what he felt were the purest motives for inventing the guillotine and was deeply distressed at how his reputation had become besmirched in the aftermath. Guillotin had bestowed the deadly contraption on the French as a โ€œphilanthropic gestureโ€ for the systematic criminal justice reform that was taking place in 1789. The machine was intended to show the intellectual and social progress of the Revolution; by killing aristocrats and journeymen the same way, equality in death was ensured.
    …..The first use of the guillotine was on April 25, 1792, when Nicolas Pelletier was put to death for armed robbery and assault in Place de Greve. The newspapers reported that guillotine was not an immediate sensation. The crowds seemed to miss the gallows at first. However, it quickly caught on with the public and many thought it brought dignity back to the executioner.

    1834: Senatorial censure of President Jackson. President Andrew Jackson is censured by Congress for refusing to turn over documents. Jackson was the first president to suffer this formal disapproval from Congress. During his first term, Jackson decided to dismantle the Bank of the United States and find a friendlier source of funds for his western expansion plans. Jackson, who embodied the popular image of the Wild West frontiersman, claimed that the bank had too many foreign investors, favored the rich over the poor and resisted lending funds to develop commercial interests in Americaโ€™s Western territories. When the Senate passed legislation in 1831 to renew the bankโ€™s charter, Jackson promptly vetoed it. An 1831 meeting with his cabinet generated classified documents regarding Jacksonโ€™s veto of the bank legislation. Soon after, Congress overruled Jacksonโ€™s veto.
    …..One of the key issues in the election of 1832, between Jackson, a Democrat, and Whig (Republican) Henry Clay, was the bankโ€™s survival. Jackson easily won reelection, but Clayโ€™s Whigs took control of the Senate. Jackson renewed his attack on the bank early in his second term, appointing a new treasury secretary whom he ordered to dismantle the bank and distribute all federal funds to individual state banks until a new federal bank could be organized. The Senate, with Clay at its helm, fought Jacksonโ€™s attempts to destroy the bank, passing a resolution demanding to see his cabinetโ€™s papers regarding the veto of 1831. When Jackson refused to release the documents, Clay retaliated by introducing a resolution to censure the president.
    …..Congress debated the proposed censure for 10 weeks. Jackson protested, saying that since the Constitution did not provide any guidance regarding censure of a president, the resolution to censure him was therefore unconstitutional. Congress ignored him, slapping him on March 28 with what amounted to an official public scolding for assuming authority and power not conferred by the Constitution. The largely symbolic censure failed to stop Jackson from revamping the federal banking system. Democrats regained the majority in the Senate in 1837 and had Jacksonโ€™s censure expunged from the record. Still, Jackson did take the reprimand personallyโ€“a biographer later wrote that, when Jackson retired from the presidency, the only regret he expressed was not being able to shoot Henry Clay.

    1845: Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
    1866: First ambulance goes into service
    1881: “Greatest Show On Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
    1885: US Salvation Army officially organized
    1902: 27.9 cm (10.9″) precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
    1910: First seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
    1917: Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
    1920: Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
    1922: First microfilm device introduced
    1924: WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
    1935: Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

    1941: Land cleared for Fordโ€™s “Willow Run” plant On this day in 1941, workers start clearing trees from hundreds of acres of land near Ypsilanti, Michigan, some 30 miles west of Detroit, in preparation for the construction of the Ford Motor Companyโ€™s Willow Run plant, which will use Henry Fordโ€™s mass-production technology to build B-24 bomber planes for World War II. During the war, Detroit was dubbed the โ€œArsenal of Democracy,โ€ as American automakers reconfigured their factories to produce a variety of military vehicles and ammunition for the Allies. By the end of the war in 1945, more than 8,600 B-24s had been built at Willow Run and the plantโ€™s mass-production techniques were hailed as a symbol of American ingenuity.

    1946: Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, which outlines a plan for international control of atomic energy. The report represented an attempt by the United States to maintain its superiority in the field of atomic weapons while also trying to avoid a costly and dangerous arms race with the Soviet Union.

    1958: The Blues. W.C. Handy – the โ€œFather of the Bluesโ€ – dies Born in northern Alabama in 1873, Handy was raised in a middle-class African-American family that intended for him a career in the church. To them and to his teachers, W.C. Handy wrote, โ€œBecoming a musician would be like selling my soul to the devil.โ€ It was a risk that the young Handy decided to take. Naturally blessed with a fantastic ear, Handy was drilled in formal musical notation as a schoolboy. โ€œWhen I was no more than ten,โ€ Hand wrote in Father of the Blues, “I could catalogue almost any sound that came to my ears, using the tonic sol-fa system. I knew the whistle of each of the river boats on the Tennesseeโ€ฆ.Even the bellow of the bull became in my mind a musical note, and in later years I recorded this memory in the โ€˜Hooking cow Blues.’โ€ The talent and the inclination to take the traditional black music he heard during his years as a traveling musician and capture it accurately in technically correct sheet music would be Handyโ€™s great professional contribution. It not only made the music that came to be called โ€œthe Bluesโ€ playable by other professional musicians, but it also added the fundamental musical elements of the Blues into the vocabulary of professional song-composers. Jazz standards โ€œThe Memphis Bluesโ€ and โ€œSt. Louis Bluesโ€ are the most famous of Handyโ€™s own compositions, but his musical legacy can be heard in the works of composers as varied as George Gershwin and Keith Richards.

    1959: 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet’s government & installs Panchen Lama
    1962: Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees

    1964: Earthquake: 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Prince William Sound magnitude 8.4 earthquake at 03:36 UT on March 28, 1964, was one of the largest shocks ever recorded on the North American Continent. The quake was felt over 500,000 square miles. The quake took 131 lives and caused $350-500 million in property damage (One hundred twenty-two of the deaths were attributed to the tsunami.) The area of the damage zone (50,000 square miles) and the duration of the quake (3 to 4 minutes) were extraordinary. Data from NOAA: http://tinyurl.com/ltfwt5c

    1967: [Vietnam] American pacifists arrive in Haiphong The Phoenix, a private U.S. yacht with eight American pacifists aboard, arrives in Haiphong, North Vietnam, with $10,000 worth of medical supplies for the North Vietnamese. The trip, financed by a Quaker group in Philadelphia, was made in defiance of a U.S. ban on American travel to North Vietnam. No charges were filed against the participants and the group made a second trip to North Vietnam later.

    1967: [Vietnam] UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam

    1969: Eisenhower dies Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of the most highly regarded American generals of World War II, dies in Washington, D.C., at the age of 78. As supreme commander of a mixed force of Allied nationalities, services, and equipment, Eisenhower designed a system of unified command and rapidly won the respect of his British and Canadian subordinates. From North Africa, he successfully directed the invasions of Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy, and in January 1944 was appointed supreme Allied commander of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northwestern Europe. Although Eisenhower left much of the specific planning for the actual Allied landing in the hands of his capable staff, such as British Field Marshall Montgomery, he served as a brilliant organizer and administrator both before and after the successful invasion. In November 1952, โ€œIkeโ€ won a resounding victory in the presidential elections and in 1956 was reelected in a landslide. A popular president, he oversaw a period of great economic growth in the United States and deftly navigated the country through increasing Cold War tension on the world stage.

    1970: Earthquake: 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
    1972: USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1972: Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game
    1977: 49th Academy Awards: “Rocky”, Peter Finch& Faye Dunaway win

    1979: Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Middletown, Pa (no deaths) At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water, contaminated with radiation, drained from the open valve into adjoining buildings, and the core began to dangerously overheat. Emergency cooling pumps automatically went into operation. Left alone, these safety devices would have prevented the development of a larger crisis. However, human operators in the control room misread confusing and contradictory readings and shut off the emergency water system. The reactor was also shut down, but residual heat from the fission process was still being released. …within days, radiation levels were elevated over a four-county area. Furthermore, the plantโ€™s operators were still trying to get the situation under control. Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh directed that pregnant women and small children be evacuated from the area. Finally, on March 31, plant workers were able to address the problems and ended the threat of a meltdown. The area was deemed safe on April 9. [Please read important details of this critical event at history.com http://tinyurl.com/bp635ud Suggested viewing: “The China Syndrome” starring Jack Lemmon and Jane Fonda.]

    1981: France performs nuclear test
    1985: International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley
    1990: Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

    1990: [Olympiad in Hitler’s Germany, 1936] US President George H. W. Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal. Born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama, track and field athlete Jesse Owens starred in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany. Although Adolf Hitler intended the 1936 Berlin Games to be a showcase for the Nazi ideology of Aryan racial supremacy, it was a black man who left the biggest imprint on that yearโ€™s Games. In one of the greatest performances in Olympic history, Owens captured gold in the 100 meters, long jump, 200 meters and 4ร—100 meter relay, a feat that would not be matched until 1984. Though there was a myth that Hitler snubbed Lewis, the press reported that the German leader gave the American sprinter a โ€œfriendly little Nazi salute,โ€ and Owens said that the two exchanged congratulatory waves. In fact, it was the conduct of Rooseveltโ€“ who never invited Owens to the White House or acknowledged his triumphsโ€“that disappointed the Olympic champion. โ€œHitler didnโ€™t snub meโ€”it was our president who snubbed me,โ€ he said months after the Games. โ€œThe president didnโ€™t even send me a telegram.โ€

    2005: The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.

    2006: At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government’s proposed First Employment Contract law.

    2013: Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

    2013: Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF

    2014: Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
    2014: 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea

    Stella has suggested Tara Rossโ€™ website for more detailed American History. Ms. Ross is an author and a constitutionalist who publishes, on her website, โ€œThis day in American Historyโ€. She writes quite well and Iโ€™ve also become a fan. While, because of time issues, I cannot incorporate Ms. Rossโ€™ writings here, I do suggest subscribing to her web newsletter for historical information in depth in your morning email. The signup for her newsletter, and her daily post can be found at at http://www.taraross.com/

    Text in this post may reproduce fully or in part certain websites, primarily history.com and onthisday.com, and is used here under fair use and for educational purposes.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      1964: Czar was in Moscow for the Alaska earthquake. We didn’t find out about it until we went to the US Embassy to see if we could get a burger at the lunch room. Intourist ‘minders’ didn’t have the official government spin on the quake and wouldn’t say anything.
      1967: Czar visiting parents on leave in Utah awaiting tickets for flight to San Francisco where he’d depart on a commercial Braniff flight for Saigon. Czar just days away from meeting SF residents who’d help him form the opinions of SF he holds to this day.

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  4. amwick says:

    Busy day here at the cottage… but Good Morning Everyone…
    catch y’ll later… runs off waving

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. Menagerie says:

    A video worth watching. Interesting that the Iraqi Christians know so much about President Trump and place so much of their hope on him. The second video is a tour of the ruins of two towns, no commentary.

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/a-satanic-black-cloud-ran-through-these-towns-and-villages

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    • G-d&Country says:

      I have no idea if this will work. I hope so. Thanks for this very important post.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        As with most countries I have had the pleasure to be stationed in or have visited, the locals study American culture……. Koreans would use slang when talking to you, the MTV type slang. Germany has a TV western station. All of the old westerns are on, in German language with English subtitles. The young Germans lives are very restricted, major life decisions are made by parents. The only time most Germans make their own decisions are behind the wheel. Now the Saudis/Kuwaitis TVs are watch very, very sparingly. Most watch CNN World News, the slant is anti American. Most of the elites have been to US.

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  8. G-d&Country says:

    Morning Everyone. OK Amwick I’m away in the real world for a few days, so you have a break! I wanted to leave you with something a little special/different. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    CANDIED BACON

    Ingredients
    7 – 12 slices [1/2lb] thick-cut bacon
    1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
    2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    1 shot bourbon whiskey
    optional:
    1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper/chile powder
    1/2 cup chopped or whole pecans
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil (for easy cleaning) and place a wire baking rack on top.
    Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon to make a crumbly paste. [and chop/process the pecans and chile if used, until the pecans are well ground].
    Cut each bacon slice in half and line up the pieces on the baking rack without touching. Evenly spread the pecan mixture on top of each piece of bacon. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until the topping is very browned but not burnt. If it’s underbaked, the bacon won’t crisp as it cools.
    While it’s hot, transfer the bacon to a rack set over a sheet of foil to cool completely (at least 30 minutes). Serve at room temperature. (The caramelized bacon can be made early in the day and stored at room temperature.)

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  9. G-d&Country says:

    Interesting turn of events:
    http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/03/rep_mo_brooks_files_bill_to_re.html
    Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare
    on March 27, 2017 at 3:23 PM, updated March 27, 2017 at 3:24 PM
    In a simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.
    Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.
    “This Act may be cited as the ‘Obamacare Repeal Act,'” the bill states.
    And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.
    “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states.
    And that’s it – one sentence.
    And here is a POTUS tweet from 3 years age

    Interesting, very, very interesting!
    Let’s get the popcorn, and see what happens!

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    Hello all! Here are a few paintings from Eugene Boudin to enjoy while I get a project done at the money pit the next few days. He was mainly a marine painter. I really like the colors he uses, and the different time of day and atmospheric conditions he paints. These are paintings at daytime, towards dusk, sunset, and moonrise.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Miley Cyrus EWWWW! Need eyewash – need brain wash – wait a second they are the ones brainwashed – still need need it to un-see ick. But seriously folks, her situation/life is a real lesson in the corruption of a human soul – very sad. It is our responsibility to point this out while “loving the sinner, but hating the sin” (it is an act of mercy to admonish first ourselves, and then other sinners (http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=8158) but at some point as an adult it becomes her responsibility.
      I wonder if it’s not just all the hormones in public water supplies and brainwashing, but also the constant, overt over-sexualization everywhere your eyes turn, that is turning American males into wussy, beta males. There is no mystery anymore. There is no romance or bonding anymore. Sex is as boring, common, utilitarian, and generic as those newer blob cars instead of the variety of different cars of past decades. These people think of sex as no different than peeing. What a great loss for them.
      PJW is completely right here. Sometimes it’s amazing how much I agree with him. It’s good to know there are people like this out there. As many have said, there are more of us than there are of them!
      IMPORTANT PLEASE WATCH! Because he speaks the truth he, and others like him, may be banned from youtube as “extremists” Published on Mar 24, 2017 MY LAST EVER VIDEO? Paul Joseph Watson

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    • Miley is a complete disaster.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Thanks for posting this, Lovely.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wooly Phlox says:

        It’s far deeper, and far more evil than many even realize.

        https://vigilantcitizen.com/

        You must have a strong stomach and an even stronger mind to dig here.

        Is why Wooly give up TV and movie, yes? Never again.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Turning sexuslity loose has been a Communist priority since their earliest days. What better way to tap into the normally politically blasรฉ youth than make it anout them…sex, drugs and hedonism.
          The Comintern pushed abandoning minimum age of consent, antihomosexuality laws, marriage…you name it and if it felt good they wanted it. Parents telling you no-no, Comintern feeds that youthful rebellion by saying yes-yes. Want dem drugses? Not only yes but hell yes, and State subsidized. Plenty of time to drop the hammer after the elites take over.

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  11. G-d&Country says:

    Thought I’d also just pop in a puppy pic ๐Ÿ˜‰ These are the Caucasian Ovcharka mentioned in a previous thread. Don’t ya just luv ’em! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. lovely says:

    Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-mosby-attorney-grievance-20160629-story.html

    A biased liberal rag writing a biased article that pokes at the very rational legal argument for the disbarment of malicious prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is not surprising but it is true hubris to plop a video about James Harris Jackson smack dab in the middle of the article.

    SMH

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  13. stella says:

    ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs
    President Trump moved to unravel a host of energy regulations imposed by his predecessor, targeting in particular the Obama administration’s signature program that was intended to curb carbon emissions — but also blasted Republicans for hurting the already-struggling coal industry. (Fox News)

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  14. stella says:

    Another banker jumps off a building. How many is it now? Must be more than fifty.

    http://nypost.com/2017/03/27/man-leaps-to-death-from-sofitel-hotel/

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  15. stella says:

    Confluence of cranes along the Platte River at sunset is a sight to behold

    http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/kelly-confluence-of-cranes-along-the-platte-river-at-sunset/article_98cd7f00-d1a0-5de3-90fc-3f253e368941.html

    Nature served us a feast on a riverine platter โ€” a Platte banquet for the senses.

    As they have for millennia in this central flyway, the clucking, screeching, gurgling sandhill cranes returned last week to roost in the shallows and on sandbars, a frenzied cacophony that can be heard more than 2 miles away.

    From a close-up blind at sunset, with the birds landing as close as 100 feet from us, we stood in awe of the avian roar โ€” a din, a trilling, a bugling. Itโ€™s an ancient call.

    As the river flowed by and the cranes huddled, an unseen artist completed the constantly changing tableau, painting the sky and the river in brushstrokes of colorful hues โ€” purple, blue, orange, yellow and more.

    Photos, video, and more of the story at link.

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  16. auscitizenmom says:

    I hope this posts correctly. I thought it was very sweet and encouraging. It is a piece they did on 60 Minutes about children being taught chess in Mississippi.

    http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/txItJk2OsZAre1m1CIos6L0OpCSiEDU0/preview-chess-country/

    Liked by 5 people

    • Wooly Phlox says:

      There has to be some Russians and Jews in Mississippi.

      Find ’em! Put ’em to work!

      Like

    • lovely says:

      I saw that because I watched it to see Mike Cernovich. I thought the segment about chess was fabulous, the guy teaching it was very good with dousing that elitist moron reporter who kept trying to put the kids and the town down. I loved that he said they will be top 3 in the nation (at the very least ๐Ÿ˜Š) in short time!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I liked how enthusiastic the kids and parents were.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        If the $&@ยฅ%#โ‚ฌ politicianscwould dtop stealing the cash we’d be up there. Like many other states that fooled the population into accepting casino gambling by promising the revenues would go solely to education, Mississippi welcomed gambling with open arms. Didn’t take long for the funds to be diverted elsewhere…now the State’s talking a lottery. ‘Yo, Lucy, another football up front, chop chop!’

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        • stella says:

          We had the lottery first, then casino gambling (started with the Indian tribes). The lottery money does go to education. They just reduce what they would have been spending already so they have more to spend from general tax revenue on other crap.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Louisiana had gambling first, one land-based casino in NOLA with about 6 or more riverboats that were supposed to be on the river or on the lake before gambling began. The casinos and all but on riverboat went toes up, bankruptcy all around. Huge casino at the foot of Canal Street that was still being built when it went under became the South’s largest pigeon coop for years. There’s only one riverboat now, about 14 miles outside of town, and they evicted the pigeons from casino downtown and turned it into a smaller casino.
            Mississippi did the ‘gambling only on the water’ in Gulfport/Biloxi and still has it there, more or less, and has done far bettervthan New Orleans…probably because Mississippi steals less. Money still doesn’t seem to be flooding into education as it was promised but few of us believed it would so there’s no disappointment.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      They didn’t show the whole interview. The part I saw on The Five said that when they started this, they expected to have a dozen kids

      This is Dana Perino speaking. “60 Minutes did a piece this weekend about a chess teacher named Jeff Beulington, or Dr. B, as he’s known. It’s in a small community of Franklyn county, Mississippi. So, there was an anonymous benefactor who thought Dr. B would be able to help mold more people so he decided to start teaching chess and thought about a dozen would come. But, get this, now there’s hundreds of kids that come and they’re all able to play at a national level. He teaches the fifth and sixth graders how to play chess and, then, he teaches them to win or lose very gracefully.” Some of the kids said their grades improved after learning to play chess. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Probably part of the program that brought us up from ‘the worst school system in the nation’ to 46th worst.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    Young Donald Trump:

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  18. texan59 says:

    Tom Perez is cleaning house at the DNC. This is certainly funny on one level, but don’t think for a minute that this guy isn’t as cut-throat as they come.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-28/dnc-asks-entire-staff-resignation-letters

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  19. Very interesting!!!! Obama aide Dr. Evelyn Farkas states that she helped spy on Trump for Obama.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. amwick says:

    waves from GA mountain cabin Seems that spring hasn’t climbed into the higher elevations… The mountain trees are barely blooming… oh well, here we are… so much to clean up after 4 months… Raking leaves, cutting back ornamental grass, raking leaves, spreading mulch, raking leaves, killing/pulling weeds, raking leaves, and then raking leaves… ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s all good.

    You can tell the time of year by the hikers that are in town for supplies.. They come off the Appalachian trail and hitchhike into town. They are easily recognized by their equipment, backpacks and such.. most people try and help them out. The Appalachian trail crosses from Northern Georgia into North Carolina only about 5 miles from the cabin.

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  21. lovely says:

    White House to skip Correspondents’ Dinner

    No White House staff will attend next monthโ€™s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in โ€œsolidarityโ€ with their boss, President Donald Trump, who is the first president to skip the dinner in decades.

    ๐Ÿ˜‚

    It seems that the MSM is crying in their fat free lattes.

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  22. texan59 says:

    Apparently Amy Schumer’s cousin, the crazed Senator from NY, blew a gasket the other night at some foofoo restaurant. I’m tellin’ ya’z, they’re all mentally ill. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/27/schumer-goes-off-on-trump-supporter-at-nyc-restaurant-witness-says.html

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  23. The Tundra PA says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  25. Night Stella, night lovely, night amwick, night auscitizenmom, night Tundra, night Wooly, night Col. Ken, night czar, night Nyet, night Menagerie, night Mary, night Texan, night Shiloh, night kin, night G & C. Sleep well!!!!
    We miss you Michelle, Dolly, Joshua, derk, and ImpeachEmAll! Hope you are all well. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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