General Discussion, Saturday, April 15, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Mary and Jesus–the Nativity:

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Mary and Jesus–Good Friday:

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    Getting ready to check for eggs…

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    The Vatican sent a huge art exhibit to New Orleans for the 1984 Worlds Fair. Included in the art they sent was the PietΓ‘…Michelangelo’s ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’ was supposed to be included but it belongs to he Italian government and not the Vatican…at the last minute they backed out on sending it.
    We had ‘season’ passes so we could go anytime and stay from opening to ‘everybody out’. Much of the fair was glitz, sizzle with little steak, but the Vatican art pavilion, and especially the PietΓ‘, were gems.

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  5. MaryfromMarin says:

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  6. Col.(R) Ken says:

    I hope Tucker settled down, and Stella got a few hours of sleep……….

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. stella says:

    This Day in History: RMS Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage

    On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sinks. News of the tragedy shocked the world. How could this happen? The Titanic was one of the premier passenger ships of its time!

    The big ship was then on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The trip started off uneventfully enough, but everything changed when Titanic began receiving ice warnings a few days into the trip. The last warning was radioed by SS Californian late on April 14. Unfortunately, the Titanic radio operators were harried and overwhelmed after a long day. Would you believe they told the Californian to β€œShut up! Shut Up! You are jamming me!”

    In their defense, the Californian operator had not bothered to identify himself. But in retrospect, perhaps not the best idea?!

    Less than an hour later, tragedy hit. Titanic was then traveling at 22 knots: a fast clip, but not the ship’s top speed. The commanding officer tried to change course when an iceberg was spotted, but it was too late. The iceberg hit the side of the ship.

    The ship was doomed, but no one realized it at first. Some people felt a mild impact, but they were unconcerned and went back to bed. An intense game of cards in the First Class smoking room continued. People played with pieces of the iceberg on the deck.

    A little after midnight, the ship’s captain saw the writing on the wall. He began sending out distress calls, and he gave an order to prepare the lifeboats. At first, few wanted to leave. Why should they leave the bright lights and warmth of Titanic for a small, cold ship bobbing about in the icy water?

    At 12:45, the first lifeboat was lowered into the water even though it was only partially full. This was a big problem! There were not enough lifeboats to begin with.

    At about that time, a rocket was fired as a distress signal. The passengers were beginning to understand that they might actually be in trouble. Men beginning pushing their wives and children toward the lifeboats.

    β€œIt’s all right, little girl,” one groom told his bride, β€œyou go and I’ll stay a little while.” Another couple didn’t say anything at all. Two kisses, a hug, and one meaningful look passed between them before Mr. Cavendish put Mrs. Cavendish onto a lifeboat. Another woman protested that her husband β€œmust come with me!” Her husband responded firmly, β€œNo, I must be a gentleman.”

    Some women stayed with their husbands. Others wanted to stay, but left because of their children. Some women were literally torn from their husbands’ arms. In at least one instance, a son made his mother go. β€œDon’t be foolish, Mother,” he told her firmly.

    β€œIt was all so urgentβ€”and yet so calm,” Walter Lord writes in his classic account. β€œ[I]t was difficult for anyone to realize it was a tragedy,” one of the survivors noted. β€œMen and women stood in little groups and talked. . . . All the time the band was playing. . . . I can see the men up on deck tucking in the women and smiling. It was a strange night.”

    The ship’s radio operators desperately called for help. Unfortunately, Titanic’s distress signal was not heard by the one ship that was fairly close: Californian had shut off its wireless after the rude β€œShut up!” Its radio operator was asleep.

    RMS Carpathia finally received the distress call at about 12:25 a.m. because her radio operator was bored and called Titanic to chat! Carpathia immediately set course for Titanic, but she didn’t arrive until about 4:00 a.m.

    By then, it was too late. Roughly 1,500 people had already perished.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Somehow I don’t see it playing out like that today. A stronger, yet gentler society and people are gone forever.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      RMS Hubris

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Stella, thanks for posting this! It was really my intention to continue with the history, but suddenly I find myself encircled by chaos! Maybe I can post some of the quirkier historical things, and on an enormously smaller basis. My focus right now has to be on my family, but I’ll still be around. You and the Breakfast Crew provide me with some much needed humor and great conversations; I always learn a lot, and I am very appreciative!

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  9. 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:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Here is the reflection from Bishop Barron today.

    MATTHEW 28:1-10
    Friends, on this Holy Saturday our Gospel we hear St. Matthew’s account of the resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian faithful should leave their churches immediately.

    As Paul himself put it: “If Jesus is not raised from the dead, our preaching is in vain and we are the most pitiable of men.” It’s no good, of course, trying to explain the resurrection away or rationalize it as a myth, a symbol, or an inner subjective experience. None of that does justice to the novelty and sheer strangeness of the Biblical message.

    It comes down finally to this: if Jesus was not raised from death, Christianity is a fraud and a joke. But if he did rise from death, then Christianity is the fullness of God’s revelation, and Jesus must be the absolute center of our lives. There is no third option.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

      — C. S. Lewis —

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    “UK Guardian Barely Mentions ‘Islam’ in Article About Chechnya’s Gay Prison Camps”
    They do mention that this is an over 90% muslim country, but only once. And, they seem puzzled as to why this is happening. πŸ™„

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Uhhhhhh….because it’s the Guardian? An upscale version of the National Tattler? Over the years they’ve been penetrated by the KGB, they’ve hired a Moslem terrorist as a reporter, they’ve specialized in undermining actions taken by the Brit and US governments to defend against Moslem advances agsint Western civilization. They’re prog ‘investigative journalists’ who swear they’re neutral though I wonder if a bit of that introduced Soviet/Moslem anti-West infection still runs through their system?

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  12. Wooly Phlox says:

    The bossman, like my last bossman, is catholic. The bartender is atheist, I’ve told you about him.

    Great guy, super-intelligent.

    So. The bartender asked the kitchen yesterday, are we cooking up any specials for the brunch buffet on Sunday. I told him, without missing a beat, yup. We’re giving out Douay-Rheims New Testaments with every meal! And he didn’t miss a beat and said, “Yes! And a CD full of covers of John Lennon’s Imagine!” I laughed and shook my head, but that was certainly funny.

    Yeah, take your pick, folks! One or the other. πŸ˜€

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  13. Wooly Phlox says:

    After work, everyone sticks around, and drinks, after hours, at the bar. Not me. I’m out.

    Chef’s got this profoundly good Bluetooth speaker for his phone.

    I switched it to Christian music before I left. Told Pandora “Needtobreathe”. The first song it played was my favorite. Chef came into the kitchen (I was still cleaning up and singing loudly, as I am wont to do in both cases) and said “Music got real Spiritual all of a sudden!”

    I said, Chef, it’s Good Friday.

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    Body count after the MOAB drop is now approaching 100. And the creep goes on…

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  15. 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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