General Discussion, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    It’s a California Puppy!

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    Um… I was going to post something profound. I forgot what it was.

    (Aww!)

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Puppies! Puppies will put them to sleep!”

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  4. MaryfromMarin says:

    “A little attention here, if you don’t mind.”

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Been noticing that on many ‘educational’ programs of late there are a lot of references to America’s racistbpast…OK, present too. Tonite on a cable ‘educational’ channel there was one of those programs that tracks humanity’s cultural evolution in selectedcareas. Tonite’s treat was shelter. They explored the international progress from cave to skyscrapers BUT felt it important to take about ten minutes to present how Levittown was built to accomodate WWII veterans but the builders refused to sell to blacks. This was acted out by a black man and his wife, he was dressed in his WWII Signal Corps officer’s uniform, being refused permission to buy a home in Levittown.
    And this isn’t the only example, it’s as if these slavery references are being salted through every facet of what passes now for entertainment. I’ll wonder again if this isn’t a prog attempt to keep emphasis on America’s archetypal protominority as other minority groups move into the spotlight?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I would break my 16-year fast from watching Hollywood if they made a realistic movie about the first American slaves, the Irish. Or another about the first American slave owner, a black man. Or a true-to-life biopic of Booker T. Washington, or one of the foundation of the Texas Republican Party by 70 black men.

      I’m not holding my breath. But those movies would sell tickets.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        How about the early days, 1750’s? When the Indenture Servents were force by the large land owners to settle the frontier of PA, and VA. Suffered many Indian attacks, which led up to the French and Indian Wars along the length of the frontier. Large scale Indian attacks ended with Pontiac’s War. Smaller attacks still continue, until the Five Nations were defeated by the Continental Army. This pushed the Indians over the Alleghenies and out of upstate New York into the Detroit, mid West areas.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Initially, early 1710ss Large plantation owners in SC initially imported Caribbeans and other from English prisons to work their rice fields. With the rise of African Traders, tobacco, came the slaves from Africa.

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        • nyetneetot says:

          Or how the largest slave holders in the US were the Indians.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Or, that muslims still have slaves.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Yeah, ask the UN section that deals with slavery about that. Rich oil countries have been ripping slaves out of places like India for decades and I knew more than one Fed analyst who’d been looking into these same countries ‘allegedly’ kidnapping European and American females for fun and pleasure. Then again, they have oil we need and know how to buy silence soooooooo…..

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Much of the South was settled by indentured servants but the prog answer is that most of them were indentured as they sold their labour to come over here. Then again there were a number of programs to return, post Civil War, slaves back to Africa if they wanted to leave. Jeepers, just look how well Liberia turned out…..uhhhh, I’ll get back to you on that one.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I find it particularly galling as the word ‘slave’ comes from ‘Slav’ referring to the Slavic lands where ‘civilized’ Europeans first came for cheap labour. As history isn’t taught any longer, kids are just socially indoctrinated and led to think that only evil, blue-eyed devils in the South held slaves.
        I’m waiting for the Latino population to grasp that the engineers are trying to keep the black agenda afloat in the face exploding Latino population, a Latino population that will be over twice as large as the black population but still eligible to belly to the public trough. As I’ve said before, prepare for trouble like parts of California as the two cultural agendas collide nationally. And you think TV sucks now….

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    • nyetneetot says:

      What’s become known as “Racial socialism” has been around as a get rich quick scheme since at least the Romans. I wonder if large civilizations always get overrun with lazy people and destroy itself.

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      • Menagerie says:

        Sure seems like it. One builds it, one wants it and tries to take it, or destroy it. Or the one who built it. We’ve been doing this since Cain and Abel I think.

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
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    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
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    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
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    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
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    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
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    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. joshua says:

    thank goodness for this place, Stella…to get away from constant politics and world insanity that pretends to be news.
    happy post Inc Tx Day everyone.

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  9. stella says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/18/exclusive-officials-defy-trumps-promises-40-miles-border-ordered-unpatrolled/

    U.S. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm about miles of border being left wide open and unsecured. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of Montana border open and unpatrolled. Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.

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    • stella says:

      One of the Border Patrol agents who was present when the manager gave the order spoke to Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity and said, β€œCriminal cartels exploit our weaknesses on a daily basis and they’re certainly going to exploit such a large area of open and unpatrolled border.” Another agent from the station told us on the same condition, β€œFrom a border security standpoint, this directive makes no sense, but there has to be a reason so I don’t think it’s a far stretch to conclude it’s due to corruption.” And yet another agent from the station speaking to us on the same condition said, β€œThis order has to be coming from the Sector Chief and Deputy Chief Patrol Agents. They, along with the Station’s Patrol Agent in Charge and Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge, need to be immediately reassigned until a full and thorough investigation can be done into this order.”

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    • Menagerie says:

      Hmm. I seem to remember our President firing someone who refused to take orders. Falling on the sword is never as painless as the fantasy. We shall see.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        BP agents and supers are civil service and firing them’s a real job. Then again, our Canadian and Mexican borders have always been loose to some extent. The Canadians have indian reservations on the border that have been used to smuggle everything imaginable into the US as we have reservations on the US/Mex border that do likewise. Even if you go and try to seal the border it will still be leaky until you get a national consensus that the borders must be sealed and I don’t see that happening.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Isn’t the Canadian border even hard to seal than the Mexican border?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Very, it’s not even as secured as the southern border and we know how loose that is. Snakeheads have been using it for years to smuggle Chinese into the US and it’s been a freeway for drugs for decades.

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          • stella says:

            There is a lot more of it. During Prohibition, much of the liquor was smuggled in via Detroit, either over the river and lake St. Clair during the winter, or even under it.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Making himself look like he has connections with drug cartels?!

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  10. stella says:

    Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie

    http://www.goerie.com/news/20170418/police-cleveland-facebook-killer-kills-self-in-erie

    Erie police have confirmed the suicide in Erie on Tuesday of Steve Stephens, the Cleveland resident suspected of fatally shooting a Cleveland man on Sunday and posting video of the slaying on Facebook.

    Stephens died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while driving a white Ford Fusion near Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:10 a.m., police said.

    State police were following the car as it headed west into Erie, according to dispatchers.

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    • WeeWeed says:

      “Good.” ~ Bette Davis

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As I read this a blsck prof at a black university is on TV telling us that this murder wouldn’t have gained the national prominence that it did. That was immediately followed by a piece on the PD looking for a black male who is a person of interest in the murder of a black transgender.
      Instead of the public not caring about black-on-black murders might it be that it’s become such a common thing we’ve just sort of been numbed by it?

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  11. stella says:

    Nevada Sec. State: DMV Instructed Employees To Register Non-Citizens To Vote

    β€œIt has come to our attention that when offering voter registration opportunities to customers, DMV’s employees offer voter registration materials to DMV customers whom they know to be non-citizens based upon their presentation of a Green Card for identification purposes,” Cegavske wrote.

    β€œMore specifically, it is our understanding that some DMV employees have been instructed to accept registration materials from all customers, including those who present a Green Card for identification purposes…This practice must cease immediately. Please take appropriate actions, as we have reason to believe that non-citizens have unlawfully registered to vote in Nevada as a direct result of DMV’s practices. Moreover, we now have confirmed that some non-citizens illegally cast votes in the 2016 election.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/nevada-sec-state-dmv-instructed-employees-to-register-non-citizens-to-vote/#ixzz4ecMXnX8B

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Please take appropriate actions…

      Please? Really? Please?

      Hey Barbie. You’re the SecState in NV. How about you do your job and get these people thrown in prison for high treason against the Constitution of the United States?

      No? You’re instead pleading, plaintively, “Please don’t do that any more.”

      Give this woman a pu**y hat. She deserves it. That or a dunce cap.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Vote fraud should be considered the highest form of treason, and prosecuted and sentenced accordingly, with quickness and efficiency.

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      • I won’t tell you what I think we should do to illegals who commit voter fraud, but it would make some third world countries look like bastions of goodness in comparison. 😑

        I’m tired of this nonsense. People break into this country and violate laws left and right. Meanwhile I still cannot get a liberal to explain why it’s unfair to have to show an ID to vote but not unfair to make someone show an ID to buy liquor. Their cop out is “it violates their rights.”

        Liberals are lucky I don’t rule the world. I would make voting a two hour process because because every single voter every time would not only have to have two forms of ID, they’d also have to prove that they pay taxes and take and pass a literacy test. And if they cannot complete all the requirements, they don’t get to vote.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          HEAR! HEAR! I will vote for you. I have two forms of ID,… also can prove that I pay taxes and take and pass a literacy test.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Oh, I get it. I live in the city I was born in. I work my ass off in the city I was born in. In the county, and in the state, and in the country I was born in.

          I got a tick bite, and Lyme disease within two hours, went to the hospital I was born in, said “I have Lyme disease, see?” I was right, because photographs on the internet matched what was on my leg next to the family jewels, they spent ten minutes in the E.R. and said, “Wow, you’re right! Here, have this tiny tube of steroid cream! That’ll be $800, now PAY UP!! Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have a few Mexican women having their sixth baby for free, on your dime, who need our attention, who weren’t born here.”

          Mexicans will never be Americans. Just like if I moved to Japan or Nigeria, even my great, great, great grandchildren will NEVER EVER be Japanese people or Nigerian people. It’s not possible. My descendants would forever be American people living in Japan or Nigeria. Americans look like Jefferson, Washington, and Adams.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I think this is happening all over the country.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      If this is happening in FL, I will be doubly mad. To get a FL drivers license, I had to produce my birth certificate, both marriage certificates, and both divorce papers and proof of address. So, if somebody could walk in with a green card and get one and register to vote, it would make me really angry.

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      • Justifiably so. My DD had her social stolen a few years back and whoever did it got her tax refund. Now she, my husband, other DD and myself have extra steps and identifiers we have to use to file. It’s no big deal now, but getting it straightened out initially was a real pain. It burned me up when it happened. We were told there was nothing that could be done and it just happens. Sorry… I’m not buying that. Just like the govt has allowed vote fraud, they technically allow identity theft. 😑

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        • stella says:

          Someone in Missouri had her credit record mixed with mine. I don’t know if it was an error (she provided the wrong SS number) or intentional. She applied for credit, then defaulted on a small credit account. She also used it for insurance purposes, then had an accident. It took me a long time to get it straightened out with the credit bureau, then again with Lexus Nexis, which provided insurance info to my insurer.

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          • There’s got to be better methods for dealing with these issues. I shouldn’t complain though, what czar has to deal with at the VA is much more complicated. Every government agency has their share of problems.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Just after 911 when I was working tracking….ummmmmm…..bad guys, we found a pocket of SSN thefts in two Southern states and a center of distribution of these numbers in the Northeast. We had access to a program that banks use to check identities and credit scores and ran these SSNs through it … amazing. We were finding as many as a dozen people with the same SSN, both Middle-east and Latino, many SSNs had both.
            Thing is it’s easy for pros to steal your personal sata, these sites have it all, and there are even sites where you can go on, look someone up and buy their SSN and personal info. That’s not even consudering the ‘dark sites’, it’s just the ones you and I could use.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          “extra steps and identifiers we have to use to file” What are they?

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          • Each year we all get an additional ID number mailed to us that goes on the tax forms, I need to ask my husband, but I think there’s still an additional form. It’s not an issue now because we use tax software and so much auto-populates from the previous year, but it was when it happened. There was a lot of red tape involved to prove who we are. It ultimately affected all of us because the girl’s were in school so still dependents. I guess we will always have the extra number sent to us and they gave us free credit monitoring for a few years. The thing that I didn’t get is that the social security numbers were always ours and all tax returns filed under those numbers, but WE had to prove who we said we were.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I had to bring everything but witness to my birth statements in Georgia, and this was for the renewal, after I’d been a resident for 15 years.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          When I went to get mine, I had been hearing reports of people making three and four trips because they didn’t have everything they needed. I made sure I had everything. I had to contact Cal. and NY to get some of the paperwork since I couldn’t find it.

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        • That’s just ridiculous. Sorry Menagerie!

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Actually, I didn’t have a huge problem with it. But, at the same time they were doing that, the pressure was on for voters to not need and ID and for green cards to be accepted. And, THAT made me mad.

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    • amwick says:

      That is truly sickening….

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  13. lovely says:

    I seems that Miss Hairy Antifa was throwing bottles right before she charges at Nathan. You can see the lady in the red shirt trying to grab the bottle out of her hand. When she loses the bottle isn’t exactly clear but it seems that her and Nathan had 2 confrontations and the bottle was dropped in the first confrontation?

    This video shows that she clearly was not holding a bottle.

    She is telling a tale of victimhood but the video maker basically nullifies everything that she says.

    This video clearly shows her with a bottle. Stop it a 7 seconds.

    So I was wrong and the bottle wasn’t photoshopped in the Reuters still. My mistake I didn’t know that they had two confrontations

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    • It’s very hard to know what’s real/fake news, I think. Some of it feels very intentional so we never get the full picture.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        There exists a lot of deception out there. Less here on the internet though.

        Most of us have been on the internet for long enough to know, by URL, what is reliable and what is a scam, by now. Some of us even have the Spiritual Gift of discernment, in that very regard. “BreakingNewsNow.com” that looks like a real local news site isn’t, and you can tell when you click their tabs at the top, “Sports” “Wall Street”, etc, and get led to blank pages. Often you can scroll to the very bottom of these intentionally fake news sites (The Onion is not one of those. It is an entertainment site, and it knows it.) and you will see a tiny disclaimer stating, because they don’t want to be sued, that every single thing in the article is satire.

        Regarding what’s going on with our Navy right now, I’m quite happy that there is deception. We all don’t need to know everything. That would actually be bad.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      You know, I never want to see a man hit a woman………….unless she decides to become a part of the fight. Then, tough sh!7.

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      • lovely says:

        Just sayin’.

        Not to mention that all of us micro-aggressors are assuming that the culture appropriator identifies as a woman. Who knows?

        Also Antifa chick comes from Thousand Oaks CA where the median cost of a house is just under $700,000. Population 1.3% black (possibly the majority of the minority population are live in servants) 80.7% White and 8.7% Asian.

        I wonder if the empty bottles she was throwing at people were once filled with Dom PΓ©rignon?

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  14. amwick says:

    WR to that awful Cleveland killer… not proud of my first reaction to the news of his suicide, I wondered if that is what happened…

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  15. stella says:

    Obama Foundation Announces Project Management Team for Obama Presidential Center

    https://www.obama.org/updates/obama-foundation-announces-project-management-team-obama-presidential-center/

    Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms have combined talents to lead the project management for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The β€œCenter Consortium” will be composed of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), McKissack & McKissack, and Ardmore Associates, all of Chicago. This team will be responsible for establishing and directing the processes that are necessary to ensure that the OPC is designed and, eventually, constructed in accordance with the budget, schedule, and technical requirements of the Foundation.

    JLL is one of the largest real estate services firm in the world, and will bring industry-leading practices to the oversight of the design and construction of the OPC.

    My daughter works for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). In fact, she is a VP there. Her comment? – “What does it tell us about social media (or corp communications, or my news feeds) that this is the first I’ve heard of this?”

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  16. lovely says:

    Happy Tax Day from Ron Swanson.

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  17. amwick says:

    Your daughter’s company kept it a secret?? My my! Chicago would be a terrific place for his foundation.

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    • stella says:

      I don’t think it was a secret. Just bad corporate communications.

      JLL is perfect for this. One of the projects they worked on was the Olympics in China.

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      • lovely says:

        I wonder where they are going to build Obama-Land? I wonder who the laborers are going to be? I wonder if the Community Organizer hisself will ever visit it after the initial party.

        North Side white neighborhood or downtown area near the lake is my guess. I imagine Hyde Park is too sketchy at this point for the Master to have his shrine built.

        I think they should build it on the far South Side and have to use local laborers 😎.

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  18. shiloh1973 says:

    OK, I can not take the media anymore! Idiot on Fox with the biggest moron on TV, Shepard Smith, was wondering how the killer could get from Cleveland To Erie, Pa without being spotted. Idiots, it is only 100 miles. Two hours of drive time on the toll road and driving a stinking white new model white car! Well, gee, that narrows it down to about 2 thousand cars on the particular highway. Dang, the stupidity is turning me into a hermit! Kudos to the folks at McDonalds who spotted and recognized the guy and did an awesome job delaying him while police were called.

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  19. Wooly Phlox says:

    Lots of fake news and lies in this article:

    Three dead in Fresno shooting rampage; suspect caught, linked to Motel 6 slaying

    The writer of the article at Fresno Bee is obviously a person still in public grade school, as they still cannot correctly translate “Allahu Ackbar” into plain, truthful English.

    Vox Day — “I suppose we’ll never know why a white-hating Muslim named Muhammad shot and killed three white people. It will probably always be a mystery no one will ever be able to solve. But regardless, the real tragedy is that white Americans might look sideways at the next Muslim they encounter. So hateful!”

    The Fake News Media is full of cowards. Abject, quivering cowards.

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  20. lovely says:

    Just when I thought my day could not get any better my friend sends me a picture of a guy dressed as a carrot who is trolling the Robert Spencer/Free Speech opponents at Auburn.

    πŸ˜‚

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  21. 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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  22. Wooly Phlox says:

    Ahh, spam. It’s cozy in here. Surrounded by unknown-origin meat.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      (Snouts, Penises, And More)

      That’s what it is. At least it’s not Soylent.

      Heard they really like SPAM in Hawaii, and it’s a culinary staple.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Hey. look. Is it safe? Can you make it palatable? I’ll eat it.

        I don’t really care what part of the food animal it came from.

        Make it tasty.

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        • stella says:

          Two words: head cheese. One more: menudo.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Can you make a cow’s nose tasty? I’ll try it.

          My old bossman uses a cut that was in years past, called a Shoulder Tender, and was considered unusable. Some genius made it usable. Brine it for a day or two, slice the muscle-meat (that’s what it is, a very tough cow muscle), against the grain into medallions, and serve those with a Bearnaise or a unique brown sauce (Like A1).

          So make sausages out of snouts and such. I don’t care. Just make it tasty.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Get an older copy of ‘Larousse Gastronimique’ and see how the French disposed of those animal parts we now relegate to cocktail weenies, bologna and coyote bait.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Larousse Gastronomique … learned my French spelling at the bar of the French Canadian Club.

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            • stella says:

              Same just about anywhere.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                We’ve just become too seperated from our food. People will turn up their noses at traditional unfamiliar foods but eat ‘who knows what’s in it’ processed food from a familiar company. Obe of my favorites is a study that was done three or four years ago where researchers went to various stores and restaurants selling tuna and took samples for genetic testing. Even though the sampling included high-end stores and eateries they found only about a third of the tuna was really tuna, most of it was ‘other’ fish but the customers had no idea.

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                • stella says:

                  This is the good side/bad side of industrialized food production. While food is plentiful and readily available (the good), the variety of foods (types of tomatoes or apples, for example) has narrowed. Then there is the fast food explosion, and this is what we have. Fewer people are cooking and eating at home, and raising their own food.

                  As you say, separation from food production is part of it. Kids don’t know where their food comes from, have never had eggs they collected from the chicken coop, or bacon that was last month’s pig in the farmyard. Heck, many of them never saw a vegetable garden.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Yup, downside of industrialization’s the thinning of varieties. I remember when the hybridized tomatoes, built to be smooth, same size and yield at one time, came out. They were designed to make commercial production easier but lacked the taste of heirlooms. Now we have be one used to blah or reseasoned tomatoes…so goes progress.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    Almost forgot. Back in the old, old days we were looking at how easy it would be to attack the US corn, wheat and beef supplies. We are down to a very few seasonal wheat varietals and corn ain’t far off. Just spread a pathogen constructed to attack those varietals and poof…
                    As the wheat and corn fields are heavily concentrated along belts it wouldn’t be that hard for the infections to spread. Ditto cattle, if you look at the feed lots and how they are concentrated they could be easily nailed too. Setting off a food shortage that would have potentially disastrous consequences nationally wouldn’t be all that hard.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Shoulder tender, round steak, flank steak…as the whole cow becomes more expensive the price and desireability of parts that used to be dog toys goes up. I remember my Dad telling me how pork chops were ‘poor folk’ meat during the Depression, they’d eat them stewed down with cabbage and potatoes, now look at the prices. Look at what’s being passed of as tuna.

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  23. lovely says:

    I would just like to say that Bill Mitchel’s Stepford like support of President Trump and his unwillingness to have a conversation about the possibly that Trump is not a god is out right creepy.

    “If Trump thinks it’s a good idea, it’s a good idea.” Bill Mitchel

    (Sorry about the language in the tweet, it is the only clip of Bill I could find with this particular quote.)

    IMO people with a mindset like this about anyone are dangerous.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    Was looking at a map showing where in the US NK’s still-in-development Taepodong ICBM could reach. As far as the US goes it is largely limited to the far Northwestern US, Washington state and Oregon. Seems like Kim’s got issues with Starbucks and Microsoft too, and ain’t too keen on Portlandia. It also has not only China but all of Russia and most of Europe within its reach.

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