General Discussion, Monday, April 10, 2017

Springtime near the village of AΓ­nsa-Sobrarbe, Spain

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187 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, April 10, 2017

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    What an extremely cool photo.

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    There are many more. I’ve never seen this. YouTube “two legged cat”.

    Awesome.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      That was front wheel drive. This is half-all-wheel drive, and on the right.

      Astounding.

      When I watch my Tripod get around, I’m amazed, but this is something I never even conceived of, in all these years. Are there one-legs named Pogo?

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Thanks for deleting the double video, Stella.

        The one I referenced here was of a two-leg with only right-legs, getting around just fine.

        I just can’t believe I never, in nine years with Tripod, thought to look for videos of cats with less than four legs. And there are so many cute ones!

        How did I never think of that, when I know that 75% of the internet is cats?

        πŸ˜€

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  3. Coffee and art to begin your day! Morning all!

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  4. 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’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind 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!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. Love James Wood’s humor!

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  7. lovely says:

    Poppa swan is feeling very protective of the marshy area where their nest is so I’m guessing that there are eggs πŸ™‚ .

    I finally got a picture of the black swans, I took it from the car because it’s private property and I’m not about to go traipsing about on land that I don’t own or I’ve not been invited so it’s not the best picture.

    And Czar we have a small flock of Coots on the lake πŸ™‚

    Nesting goose.

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  8. stella says:

    Tucker is at the vet for his shots and checkup up. 6.7 pounds; growing fast!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Good, he will sleep the rest of the day……….3 plus a wake up!!!!!!

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    • lovely says:

      Remember Stella there is no such thing as too many puppy pictures πŸ™‚ .

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Aww! I wanna bump that top one’s head with mine.

          And then say “Yeeeaah. Yer a dog.”

          Animal lovers do that. “Yeeeaah… [petpet] yer a kittycat.”

          Horses? Same.

          β€œThe greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

          — Mahatma Gandhi —

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        • Cutest thing ever!!!! 😊❀️

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Thry gotta be cute, otherwise we probably wouldn’t put up with the stuff they do when they’re older. So far the border collie’s managed to teach the lab mix to move a chair to get up to the counter and is working on teaching him how to open the 3-year-old proof baby gate in order to get into the bedroom and up on the bed.

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          • stella says:

            Stella could climb the baby gate between the kitchen and the dining room – when she felt like it.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Daisy’s figured out that if she takes the gate rung closest to the bottom in her teeth and gently pulls she can warp the locking mechanism and pop the gate. No major pulling, no fuss or bother, just a matter-of-fact action on her part. Good thing our cars have manual transmissions…

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            • lovely says:

              We had a dog that my dad brought back from a farmers market (along with 3 of the pups siblings) a lady told my dad that she was just going to let them go since no one bought them from her so my dad brought them all home. The lady said they were half German Shepard and half wolf. We never had any idea if that was true or not.

              Anyhow we kept one puppy. He was beautiful and full of spunk. He loved to eat my mom’s plants so she put a gate between the front room (where all the plants that he could reach were located) and the kitchen and we left him in the kitchen when we all went out. Soon he was climbing or jumping the gate.

              I think I may have mentioned my mom really likes plants. After the dog tore her 6 foot tree out of its planter and smeared pounds of dirt in the shag carpeting she had my dad make a hinged wooden half door so that the dog couldn’t jump it or climb it as it was smooth.

              He ate through it.

              Good time! 😊

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          • stella says:

            (see video, below).

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          • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

            IKR? My Border is the same! She amazes us daily with her tricks and pranks.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        How serendipitous a comment, Lovely!

        Used to be somewhat into this band in the early 90s, haven’t been reminded of them in 10 years or more. Les Claypool’s bass playing is technically phenomenal, up there with Geddy Lee, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, and Flea.

        With Primus, the bass is lead, unlike the traditional 4-piece band. It’s an odd band, with odd lyrics. And Claypool plays an odd bass guitar. It’s got partially- and fully-missing/filed off frets. And his style was conglomerated from everyone from Jaco Pastorius to the penultimate technical bassists I mentioned above — you hate his voice? His vocal chords are not his voice. His bass is. His technical composition is. His lyrics is. I think he sings that way to scare off the idiots.

        I’m sure there’s better bass players now. It’s been ten years since I was into that. Been more into blues (Bonamassa has absorbed and surpassed them all, at this point — at least the previous top 50 — and so has John Mayer…), jazz, classical piano, alt-rockpop, and even Norwegian pop, all which I’ve posted here.

        The best keep getting better. Hendrix, Stevie Ray, they were good.

        But go to YouTube and look for a channel called CandyRat Records. Players get better.

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        • lovely says:

          I think he sings that way to scare off the idiots.

          The music is not my cuppa of tea but this statement cracked me up. Perhaps I am an idiot after all πŸ˜„.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            The technical complexity of the music, if you ignore his weird voice, is superb. Just a bassist/guitar/drums. And the drummer is a mathematical and calisthenic genius.

            NOT my cuppa tea any more either, but I recognize technical proficiency.

            I don’t listen to Dragonforce either, even though they are prodigies.

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            Primus is also into self-deprecating humor. Probably also to scare off people not calling themselfs “lovely” on the internet.

            Here’s a typical fan.

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            • lovely says:

              πŸ˜„

              Everything I know about Primus I learned from Wooly ❀️.

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              • Wooly Phlox says:

                πŸ˜€

                Just YouTube “claypool flea wooten clarke”.

                You’ll be exposed to some of the best electric bass ever.

                And just YouTube “Jaco Pastorius full album”. He was considered the best jazz bassist in Florida when he was in his teens. Rumor has it he was killed because he pushed a bad bassist off stage and took over for him, and the guy came back and killed him in an alley.

                But Jaco was the first best, period. No professional electric bass-player would disagree.

                Look up Donna Lee or Portrait of Tracy.

                Bobby McFerrin does a seemingly-impossible cover of Donna Lee with just his voice and a microphone.

                Glad to be of service, Lovely. I am The Music Evangelist.

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              • Wooly Phlox says:

                I admit, I’ve been holding back.

                There is a phenomenal electronic musician. Goes by the moniker Squarepusher. He has an album, recorded live in front of a small audience, called “Solo Electric Bass.”

                He was already established as a genius in quite a few electronic music genres, and nobody knew he could use a bass like it was his voice.

                YouTube: Solo Electric Bass full concert.

                This guy is the best I’ve seen in all my years.

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                • Wooly Phlox says:

                  It’s just him, a bass, and an amp, on a stage. That’s it.

                  This dude is the Bobby McFerrin of electric bass.

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                • Wooly Phlox says:

                  Then there’s Damian Coccio’s album, also just a bass, but with muted effects, not too many, more dry than wet, called “Waves of Spring”.

                  Tell you what, I’d rather be blind than deaf.

                  Although, we had a deaf guy — best soup cook ever, perhaps from heightened senses — at our restaurant a couple of years ago. He came up to my apartment one day, saw my guitar, looked at me and said, “Do you mind?” I gave it to him and he played it better than I can. I was visibly stunned, and asked him (he lip-reads quite well) “how?”

                  He said, “I feel it!”, with a big smile.

                  I asked him, since I can’t play much anymore — being a dishwasher by trade precludes my participation in this activity, with no skin on my fingertips — “Can I give you my guitar? Do you have one?”

                  He took out his phone and showed me a picture of his kitchen wall. 8 guitars, hanging on it. A console piano under them all. A deaf guy is more dedicated to music than me.

                  That stunned me. He works for our other restaurant and sits at our bar now.

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  9. Wooly Phlox says:

    No more videos from me today.

    I done been told once.

    That doubled-up vid above was supposed to be a different one, but either my crtl-c or my ctrl-v was busted.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Watching a whiney ‘science’ program on TV. They’re talking about how scientists are saying that the earth should be going into another massive and prolonged ice age in about 1500 years BUT due to the horrors of global warming it’s actually getting warmer in stead of colder!!!
    And the problem is…..?

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    • lovely says:

      Hard to figure if the Climate Alarmists are having a brain freeze or if their brains are fried.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Whiney scientist is camping out, spending the night, on an isolated shore at the foot of a retreating glacier where he’s showing how global warming is causing the glacier to retreat. He’s breaking up large wood branches for a fire…

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Whibey scientist talking about global climate change wiping out life on earth. Whiney scientist ends program by taking us deep in to a melting glacier showing up microbes that are tensvof thousands of years old, live in the ice, under tons of pressure, existing by eating the rocks ground into dust by moving glaciers. Add that to the microbes living buried under and inside sheets of salt, next to boiling fumeroles deep under the ocean or in boiling hot pots on top of volcanoes and I’m not seeing a general extinction event. Maybe an extinction of whiney Henny Penny’s who shall have to forgo Starbucks and Old Navy for eternity but life…I don’t think so.

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  11. lovely says:

    My always brilliant liberal relative has solved everything. His educated analysis of our missile strikes in Syria. “Trump is a bully. Now that he knows he can get praise for blowing up things he is going to keep blowing them up. We are all going to die because of a bully!”

    Yep. I took a walk and photographed some lovely things. I learned a long time ago not to interrupt a whirling dervish.

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    • lovely says:

      I used to drag home every stray dog I found, my my God bless her always gave them a home in our basement until we could find them a home. One dog who I named Oscar would take gallon sized glass jugs out into the back yard throw them up in the air on the sidewalk rather than the grass and jump up and down happily after he made them crash and break all over the place.

      At first we had no idea what was happening then my mom watched him do it from a back window.

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  12. Ziiggii says:

    Stopping in to say howdy from the great abyss next door – I think I really to have a mental issue interacting over there! – to get a take on a suspect blog post I came across doing some research on Syria.

    Donald Trump’s decision to launch cruise missile strikes on a Syrian Air Force Base was based on a lie. In the coming days the American people will learn that the Intelligence Community knew that Syria did not drop a military chemical weapon on innocent civilians in Idlib. Here is what happened.

    1) The Russians briefed the United States on the proposed target. This is a process that started more than two months ago. There is a dedicated phone line that is being used to coordinate and deconflict (i.e., prevent US and Russian air assets from shooting at each other) the upcoming operation.
    2) The United States was fully briefed on the fact that there was a target in Idlib that the Russians believes was a weapons/explosives depot for Islamic rebels.
    3) The Syrian Air Force hit the target with conventional weapons. All involved expected to see a massive secondary explosion. That did not happen. Instead, smoke, chemical smoke, began billowing from the site. It turns out that the Islamic rebels used that site to store chemicals, not sarin, that were deadly. The chemicals included organic phosphates and chlorine and they followed the wind and killed civilians.
    4) There was a strong wind blowing that day and the cloud was driven to a nearby village and caused casualties.
    5) We know it was not sarin. How? Very simple. The so-called β€œfirst responders” handled the victims without gloves. If this had been sarin they would have died. Sarin on the skin will kill you. How do I know? I went through β€œLive Agent” training at Fort McClellan in Alabama.

    There are members of the U.S. military who were aware this strike would occur and it was recorded. There is a film record. At least the Defense Intelligence Agency knows that this was not a chemical weapon attack. In fact, Syrian military chemical weapons were destroyed with the help of Russia.

    https://gosint.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/former-dia-colonel-us-strikes-on-a-syria-based-on-a-lie/

    I have never heard of this Col. Lang, was wondering if Czar or Col. Ken may have heard of him? Lang goes on to say…

    These facts will eventually come out. Donald Trump will most likely not finish his term as President. He will be impeached, I believe, once Congress is presented with irrefutable proof that he ignored and rejected intelligence that did not support the myth that Syria attacked with chemical weapons.

    needless to say – pretty juicy claims to be making. We’ll see I guess – Col. Lang’s story doesn’t completely add up since general thought is the DIA would NOT feed the President false intel assuming they to be on the same side fighting Deep State. Furthermore, based on several reports the decision to take action, was at least partly, based on several other countries intel.

    The impeachment claim does seem to be something to watch for since we already have Fargas (DoD) stating that impeachment would be coming soon after the Inauguration. Also, we know that the Deep State has been trying every trick in the book to β€˜create’ a narrative that would support impeachment proceedings. Optics is everything right now and the buck stops with POTUS. Even if he was fed a bogus IC report from the black hats, he has the only authority as CiC to decide on action. Only he can take responsibility on that action; he can not transfer that responsibility to the black hats.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      oops forgot to close my blockquote… gah!

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    • stella says:

      I’ll tackle the item about sarin. Sarin is often formulated (I would say usually) to disperse quickly, so that even a short time later, it is safe (or moderately safe) to enter the area without special breathing equipment, and even without gloves. If an invading army uses sarin in this way, it means that the enemy could be killed/disabled, and it would still be possible to enter the area without killing their own troops. See photos post sarin attack in Japanese subways. Photos of responders (including doctors) shown without masks and/or gloves.

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    • stella says:

      https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=japan+sarin+attack&FORM=HDRSC2

      Some of these people may have become ill later. Exposure doesn’t automatically and immediately result in death. There were hundreds of people injured in Japan, and a relatively small portion of them died.

      Results are affected by many things, weather conditions being very significant; wind direction and speed etc.

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    • stella says:

      Just doing a quick search on Bing, I see a lot of small blogs reprinting this same text, but I didn’t find where it came from originally, and it isn’t (as far as I could see) being featured on any prominent blogs or other news sources. I remain suspicious.

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      • Ziiggii says:

        yeah me too!

        The way the original blog author presents the content it seemed like this Col. Lang had his own blog writing about this subject. From there the author asked the Colonel if they could reprint his thoughts.

        NOTE: Many years ago, Lang helped me to understand a very β€˜murky’ dossier regarding Libya. I trust his analysis 100%. Last week β€” knowing full well that β€˜the shit was going to hit the fan’ β€” I asked him permission to reproduce his posts on my blog. Colonel Lang kindly agreed.

        I wasn’t able to find anything related to origination of the “cross post”.

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    • lovely says:

      Always good to see you Ziiggii 😊.

      Personal opinion is that it sounds like hysteria from the usual subjects.

      Whenever someone tells you that President Trump was totally snookered by this, especially if they claim to be a Trump supporter, remind them that by their measure of the man then the good General Warrior Saint Mattis was also snookered.

      Plus Stella posted some good information about the hue and cry that it could not have been Sarin Gas a couple days ago and today.

      My opinion the article is nonsense.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      No, never heard of him but I’m getting the feeling that he have worked over in the building with all of that aluminum foil on the windows.
      I’ve never heard of burned explosives or propellants in an open area causing the effects we’re being told of unless the byproducts were heavily concentrated…and then we have that wind blowing…
      We’ve been over that ‘handling without gloves’ thing and I do not see anyone giving mouth-to-mouth but I do see people being disrobed and hosed down. Remember, thebpersistence of Sarin depends on its formulation, wind speed (there’s that wind again), temperature, lotsa things. If the Col had gone thru chem weapon offensive-use class he’d know that before you decide to employ chem weapons you have to take in WHY you’re using them (e.g., produce casualties, denial of terrain, etc) and then adjust your formulation AND take into effect the weather conditions. Ft Mac had a NBC defensive school and I did the live weapons traning too, and before even Mac had the course.
      Let’s wait and see what the samples in the IRC’s hands (and others) show. I’m betting Sarin, it’s the cost effective go-to product and leaves long-lasting and distinctive decomp products. Then again, even with that proof the guys in the building with the tin foil windows probably won’t beilieve it.

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      • Ziiggii says:

        This is a Russian journo at the base latter in the day.

        ВсСм экспСртам ΠΏΠΎ Ρ…ΠΈΠΌΠΎΡ€ΡƒΠΆΠΈΡŽ посвящаСтся) #shayratairbase #syria #usa #Russia24

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        I don’t speak Russian but if those containers are there (presumed to only be cluster munitions) then one has to wonder if there are any “empties” stashed around there as well. These same type of containers are also used to store CW.

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        • lovely says:

          I put some of the replies into Google Translator so this should clear everything up πŸ™„.

          For the clever – CIT recognized by the pictures of these containers, replicated in the media, that there was not there chem. Weapons. Did you personally bring evidence in the states? And then no one has seen them, except hairdressers and other “experts”

          Maybe Czar or Col. Ken can figure it out.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The structure of delivery systems was largely in the EOD folks’ hands, they had responsibility for them until they went ‘boom’…or ‘squirt’. You have a number of different aerial delivery systems, some dispense a unitary, or premixed agent, while others dispense a binary agent, or one that has two parts that need to be mixed. Sone of the binary systems mix in the air or on release and it goes on and on and on…
            You can dispense in a plume as you make a run, you can have a air or ground burst or even have submunitions that are released (cluster bombs)….it goes on and on.
            EOD or systems specialists can recognize the stuff in the background if it is chemically related but I’d need a specific FOMCAT book to ID it. Don’t sweat the details, issue is: what does he have and how much of it.

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            • lovely says:

              Thank you kindly sir but what is an EOD ?

              So this about the distribution system.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Sorry, caught up in jargon: Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the guys that disarm bombs, in short. See movie ‘The Hurt Locker’.
                I was referring to the picture and what those containers might be. It would take a specialist to say what they really are. Russians are really good at hiding illegal stuff as ‘dual use’, i.e. They have an illegal munition that also functions as an ashtray, the illegal thing could be used for something else (aerial insect spraying) or held in parts unrecognizable until assemmbled into the end-use item.
                I’m saying there’s a lot of ways to deliver the gas on target though ‘witnesses’ say they saw puffs of smoke on the ground and in the air and that might indicate two different methods of delivery. Or it may indicate some Syrian ‘technician’ (two more words you don’t generally see in the same sentence) screwed up the fuzing. Lotta ‘ifs’.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Lord that guy looks Slavic.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Another point: the DIA wouldn’t be the only one providing intel that Trump made the decision on, far far from it. You’d have CIA, State, more than likely some US on-the-ground folks providing intel from their sources, this ain’t a one dog show.
        Assad’s been using chlorine but we’ve sorta been looking the other way. Assad also had, before the Russians house cleaning, what may have been the world’s largest stockpile of various chem weapons so the possibilities he hid some behind the couch is more of a reality than a guess. He knows the Russians need him and knows how far he can push them. Assad remembers Hafizullah Amin and won’t make the mistake of not having lots of loyal troops nearby so the Russians will have to walk a tightrope for time being.

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        • Ziiggii says:

          well, I only sited DIA as the source only because the rest of the IC is in such chaos.

          Also, there was that ‘rumor’ going around that Saddam sent most of his CW stock to Syria in the middle of the night.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Yeah, there was a HUGE traffic jam on the hiway to Syria some days before and during the invasion. Also some ‘rumors’ that some made their way into the Beqaa Valley and some Russian ‘special’ forces with aircraft making rapid trips into Iraq.
            Saddam had all sorta stuff, and European and Asian companies had no second thoughts about providing him with banned chemicals and equipment. Russia had fingers in the pot but they weren’t alone.

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      • Ziiggii says:

        oh and obviously the Russians gave the Syrian’s the best of the best! /s

        notice that big ‘ol corrosive hole in the one down in the right corner…

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        • Ziiggii says:

          BTW – that picture and a few others were published here
          https://ria.ru/syria/20170407/1491741018.html

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        • czarowniczy says:

          With standard Sarin you’re dealing with very corrosive chemicals…think hydrofluoric acid. Chem weapons have to be maintained with a very strict program and you vety seldom hear the words ‘corect proventive maintenance’ and ‘Mideast country’ used in the same sentence without a fricative modifier.
          Assad had tons and tons of it, far too much for his pissant yardbirds to maintain. For the Russians to have removed it all would have been a greater task than, had it ever happened, their removal of banned chem weapons from Iraq before our 2003 invasion. The Mideasterners are also quite fond of just burying stuff, we dug up frontline fighter aircraft the Iraqis buried in both invasions… tell me Assad didn’t hide stuff in the sandbox.

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  13. The Tundra PA says:

    This morning I received an email from a guy I went to grammar school with back in the early 60s. He is a strong conservative, and has had an article publish at Front Page Mag on leftism and political correctness. I thought it was quite good and wanted to share it here with all y’all:
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266354/left-political-correctness-and-cult-behavior-carl-lasner
    The comments are good too.

    Posted next door also…

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Sheesh. publishED I do know correct verb tenses.

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    • lovely says:

      Neat, that your classmate was published. And a great article that gets to the very essence of liberalism. I think his 4 categories of liberalism are very accurate.

      I think it is more precise to say that liberalism is a cult.

      I think the primaryΒ purpose of political correctness is to corrupt character.

      Recently I had someone say to me that he believed that if the outside world just let the Sunnis and Shiites duke it out like the protestants and Catholics did they would settle their differences and then they would live in peace like protestants and Catholics do now, after all the protestants and Catholics were once at war.

      There was so much wrong with that reasoning I couldn’t even begin to have a conversation with him. That said, I’m going to guess that it is something he heard or read somewhere as it is so divorced from reality it has to be a chant that is percolating in liberal circles rather than something that someone has thought through.

      Cult like obedience to a ludicrous thought process is spot on.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Thanks, Tundra. What a great essay.

      I guy at work I described a couple of weeks ago is a hybrid of #2 and #3.

      Messed up life that scarred him, and highly educated narcissist who never wants to be wrong, so educated that he’s an atheist, not agnostic at all. He KNOWS the Bible is all bull pancakes. Could fly planes before the epilepsy that tends to break his feet when it cramps them, knows every edible wild mushroom in Michigan. Degrees in Biology, and Chemistry.

      I tried to explain to him why I cannot have a conversation with him, but it is a paradox, because that would require having a conversation with him. Today was a breakthrough with this guy. I had to put my hand out — “stop, not your turn yet”. He actually stopped and listened to a whole paragraph.

      His brain works too fast, and he seems to only be able to focus on, and respond to, the last sentence or two, not the origin of the discussion.

      I told him again today, three weeks later, that my silver tongue is not going to convince him of the veracity of Scripture, and that his will never convince me otherwise. “Watch me work. Watch me actively love every person here.”

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  14. stella says:

    It’s an elementary school.

    San Bernardino School Shooting: 2 Adults Dead in Classroom, 2 Students in Critical Condition After Suspected Murder-Suicide

    http://ktla.com/2017/04/10/multiple-gunshot-victims-at-elementary-school-in-san-bernardino-amid-report-of-active-shooter-officials-say/

    video at link

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    Unbelievable! I have a feeling United Airlines is going to be sued.
    “WATCH: United Airlines Overbooks A Flight … So Security Violently DRAGS A Random Customer Off The Plane”

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/15281/watch-united-airlines-overbooks-flight%E2%80%A6so-security-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=040717-news-title&utm_campaign=lead

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    • lovely says:

      Sorry but Burge just cracked me up.

      ***

      I agree unless there is a larger picture (can’t imagine what that picture might be) this chap has a lawsuit on his hands. United entered into a contract, breeched the contract then blooded their contract partner for not agreeing to the changed rules.

      The cherry on top is that after bloodying their passenger under the guise that it was justified because a United’s employee had a greater legal right to the seat on the plane because as they were expected to work on another flight in the city that was the original plane’s destination, but United had to cancel the flight anyhow to clean it up.

      Good grief.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        It seems to me that United needs some new management with a better perspective on their paying passengers.

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        • stella says:

          On a Northwest flight to Miami in the 1980’s, a man (frequent flyer) in line at the desk was told by a young whippersnapper, “We have a RIGHT to overbook our flights!”, and a flight attendant on the same flight told a woman who asked her a question about a policy, “I can have you arrested!”

          This is not a new situation.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I heard on the news that United has said they are investigating the situation and that the man who dragged him out of the seat did not follow procedure. Ya think?!

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      • amwick says:

        I think legally the airline is clear. Remember you give up your basic rights when you get on a plane. They are protected six ways to Sunday. They have created a PR firestorm, and someone needs a good shellacing. They could have upped the offer to get off, but they stayed on the cheap side. Fed law favors them, maybe this incident will cause some kind of change.

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        • lovely says:

          I read an article about that a few minutes ago.

          First I haven’t invested that much time into reading so maybe I shouldn’t even comment but I’ll comment on what I know. There are a few things in play here.

          1) For me it is unclear if it was a police officer who dragged off the passenger or a airport security guard, I’ve read it was CPD and I read it was an airport security guard.

          2) Did the airline do everything in its power to make for a more peaceful departure? That is where they are going to get into legal trouble IMO . United in a reasonable interpretation of the law had a greater responsibility to get another passenger to bargain for a later flight. I read the $400 and $800 offers were not motivation enough.

          3) The chap is going to sue, United is going to settle, it is a public relations nightmare.

          4) I don’t know if the chap is really a doctor, if he really had patients to see or who escalated the encounter during the removal. It looks like the person working on behalf of United dragged him out of his seat. Any attorney worth his salt can make a good argument that the physical escalation was not reasonable. Again going from what I’ve viewed and read which is probably less than most folks.

          5) Would a reasonable passenger know about the federal law? Was the law cited to the chap or was he just told, so sad you lost the draw get off, and then he was dragged off the plane? Ignorance of the law is not a defense but the lawful handling of a situation, especially when you use physical force has to be pretty tidy.

          Sorry if I’m rambling. I just find the situation interesting.

          Here is the article I read from the NY Post.

          http://nypost.com/2017/04/11/airlines-are-legally-allowed-to-kick-you-off-their-flights/

          Like

    • Howie says:

      Flying was a fun adventure when I was young. Now it is like being booked in to jail for a prison flight.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Yes. You even get nearly stripped and patted down.

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        • WeeWeed says:

          Yup. And I always.Always. get pulled aside for “wanding.” You know, where you can’t watch your purse and stuff coming through. I always make a public show of looking in my purse afterward to see if anything (like MONEY, credit card, etc.) is missing.
          And I might add I don’t wear a burka or head-rag.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            For some reason, I have precheck on my tickets, but I set off the metal detector for some reason and I refuse to go through the x-ray machine. So, I get a pat down. No burka. No hijab. No mideastern look. No briefcase clocks. πŸ™„

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          • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

            DH sets off everything! He had a brain aneurysm and an implant made of metal! It’s in the center of his head, so they won’t take his word for it, but spend AGES wanding him. It’s like they want to see how much noise they can make!

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      • stella says:

        The last time I flew (for business) was in 2004. When I went to Washington/Oregon on vacation, I took the train. That’s another adventure, but at least we didn’t have to deal with TSA – at least not in 2012.

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  16. lovely says:

    As soon as I saw this picture I thought that Ginsburg is close to being “Jebbed”. Right off the stage ya’ terrible old bat.

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  17. Howie says:

    I am working on the bunkhouse. Looked online for some stuff. I am just cracking op at the stupid advertisements I am getting for lousy deals on stuff I do not need. They have it down to where everyone gets different ads depending on what you look for. What a waste of time.

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  18. auscitizenmom 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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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    I’m stunned. I am watching Dancing with the Stars and Mr. T is dancing a beautiful waltz to Amazing Grace. People are becoming less and less afraid to express their faith. I see it more and more.

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  20. lifeintrips says:

    Looks like a painting is it real😊

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