General Discussion, Sunday, April 23, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Something tells me that the blog owner juuuuuuuust might have some personal interest in this week’s theme…..

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  2. joshua says:

    puppy puppy puppy puppy……lol
    Stella is happy with a new puppy…..

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  3. Wooly Phlox says:

    Czar, you and Col. Ken might appreciate this link. It’s about a Shark Tank like project where you pitch your non-progamming, and perhaps even non-gaming, but experienced idea to 5 actual strategy and wargame developers, and the winner gets their idea produced.

    – The NEW Battle of New Orleans. Using the GTA 5 engine.
    – 2092: Last of the New Moors
    – Reconquista 2.0
    – The Coming Crusade in Europe. (With DLC expansions that will cover the globe.)

    And in all those games you can play many different factions, on all sides of the conflict.

    I wonder if any of the 5 judges are SJW or SJW-cowed?

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/04/21/the-flare-path-dragons-den/#more-442113

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Those above are just my initial ideas I would submit.

      But based on my interactions with the gaming community, by and large, those ideas would most likely all be rejected and I would be found and fired from my job, and probably Swatted, too.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Do we get to blast the SJWs? With digital guns, of course. I fought the New Battle of New Orleans and others are still fighting it, I do believe we are losing.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        It’s why I mentioned that one, Czar.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        But seriously, some of the strategy games are, especially for folks like you guys, quite engaging. Like chess, but for people born in this millennium.

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      • joshua says:

        strange how doing chores and responsible work has been replaced by video games, cell phone web browsing and taking selfie pictures and giggling about them with other slouchabouts. does anyone think about how the nation would have ever been developed had any of those things gotten in the way of driving a wagon west, chopping down trees while defending from Indian attacks, busting rocks and plowing fields to plant crops that had to be harvested, and boiling water over an open fire to wash clothes in?

        What have we become because of Technology and Cheap electronics?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Bread and Circuses, worked for the Romans, and every despot since, who’s been looking for a way to distract the people while shackling them.

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Remember what I mentioned about chess, Joshua.

          That ancient game, like these, is good for the mind, not a replacement for chores and responsible work. It never was. If anything, it’s a good replacement for passively watching television or listening to talk radio after chores and work.

          That being said, I’ll get off your lawn.

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        • stella says:

          There has always been some form of leisure activity, not matter what century, Joshua. It only becomes a problem when it replaces responsible work.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Substitute words of your choice.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Dang it, autoplay. Now I’m thinking about how much Sink the Bismarck by Johnny Horton also applies to today. Substitute whichever “refugee” flotilla you can think of for the Bismarck. Europe should have sunk the boats.

        Yes, Czar, I do think we are losing, too.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We still have a shooting rate in the city like we did in the 90s though fewer are dieing. We also don’t have the thugses shooting up schools or students like we did in the 80s and 90s but then we have a greater dropout rate. Ugh, art imitating life.

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          • joshua says:

            the drop out rate is not due to high school failure…it starts WAY before then, and the kids that “drop out” had no incentives, responsible parenting, English language competency, appropriate value systems taught, nor stability in their lives to assure that education had an important respected place in their lives….they just get pushed forward with their age group until clearly they are tired of messing around in classes full of boring junk being flung about by pathetic so-called “teachers”…..and a big deal is how to lie, cheat, sneak out of school, or just play truant…..they are not mere Drop Outs….they are total failures and now are going to be subsidized by US society either with handouts or through criminal activities.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Potayto, tomahto, it’s all,psrt of the purposeful dumbing down of the nation. Feds loaded the schools with kids from dysfunctional backgrounds and expected them to instantly jump into a respectable middle class cultural groove with almost zero previous exposure. When they realized their mistake, years too late, it was easier to just let the whole system go to hell than it was to clean it up. Also fit nicely into the internationalists’ plans to curb US success as much of the rest of world was upset at our prosperity and accomplishments.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Strategy Games???? Yes, I do see the SJW at work here, any NGOs about? Many years a NGO said this Me: “You Col, need too clear a path thru this mine field, so I can deliver my propaganda (food/water) to that village across the field”. Me, (no mine clearing teams or MLIC) yeah, watch this, Hawks dropped the food/water pallets in the village sq.
          Hey, Czar, I have fond memories of those NGOs always under foot, and giving me their guidance……….

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Actually fought down river at Chalnette, a working-class city south of New Orleans. We lived across the Mississippi from where the battle was fought, about a mile from the river. When we bought there was, at the end of our street and on the river, a large and long dirt revetment that historians said was built for the Battle. It was supposed to protect cannons deployed on the west side of the river to defend the city were the Brits to sail up the river to attack.
        There were some developers who wanted to build on the land the revetment was on so suddenly ‘historians’ were saying there was no proof the revetment was from the Battle. Ladt I heard it was gone and new balloon-stick houses were up.

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    • lovely says:

      I have an idea! Marine Le Pen beating the sh*t out of every savage on French soil until France is savage free.

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  4. shiloh1973 says:

    Well, I am ticked off. I just lost another person I enjoyed listening to on you tube. Stephan Molyneux just blamed women for every problem in the world today. He said women only vote for free stuff because they have children that they cannot afford to take care of without a man. I made a choice at a very young age to not have children. Why, because basically I don’t like the ruddy little buggers. I have spent my entire life working my butt off in predominately “male” jobs. I do not need a child to complete my life. He was ragging on women for destroying Europe out of their need to have the government take care of them. Yes, a lot of women have children out of wedlock and take up a lot of government spending to support them. A whole lot of women do not! Trump received 43% of the female vote. Sorry for the rant, but I am sick of men blaming women for all the ills in the world. Where are the men of Europe standing up to the rape of their women. I know that all the guys here are true American Patriots, but a lot of the so called men in all countries have turned into Pajama Boy. To turn around and blame women for the mess the world is in really ticks me off! Should the unthinkable happen and we need to call to arms, I will proudly stand with each and every one of you to protect my country.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      “Fall IN”!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • amwick says:

      Ditto here… no kids,,, male type job…. I decided at a young age I had to support myself.(and to help my mother) . I had to have a plan,,, I do respect the woman who see having children as fulfillment, a lifetime dream.. I have to wonder about our entitlement system that seems to encourage people to have a bunch of kids for they payout. This is not a concept, I have heard someone actually come out and say this, and laughed about it. I suppose I am old enough now that I just hear someone with Stephan Molyneux’s absurd comments and think “what an idiot”.

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      • stella says:

        Without children we lose our civilization. Fact.

        I had a child and worked hard all of my life, supporting myself and my child alone since she was three.

        He can go suck eggs.

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      • stella says:

        Anecdote:

        When my husband and I were first separated, my DD and I lived with my parents for a little while, while I looked for a job (we moved back to Michigan).

        I made an offhand, humorous (I thought) comment to my dad, that I could always collect ADC if I had trouble finding a job. His response? “Then I’ll kick your ass all the way around the block.”

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    • joshua says:

      men are kinda sick of women blaming them for “leering at them” or “harassing” them while wearing clearly sexually provocative clothing and makeup that was designed to attract men (or sometimes other women)…..women started a lot of this stuff. A traditional male female parenthood produced offspring to continue a culture and society…and whatever is modeled or demonstrated to the offspring will determine the direction of the future.

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      • stella says:

        While I believe that women should dress modestly in public, there is NO excuse for men to be “leering” at women, or “harassing” them. It is my experience that some men need no enticement, but will use any excuse when they have been called out for their behavior.

        Men are responsible for their actions, as are women. No excuses.

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  5. Wooly Phlox says:

    (At the Reddit link at the bottom, I mean. I’ve not read the twitter comments, but I bet they are just as good.)

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  6. Wooly Phlox says:

    OHMYGOODNESS

    Chelsea Clinton just quoted notorious troll Godrey Elfwick.

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  7. hocuspocus13 says:

    HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY…🌷

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  10. amwick says:

    Cloudy, rainy here… I may have to pull out a jigsaw puzzle. I am overdue.
    Have a great Sunday everyone. Stay safe…

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    • joshua says:

      jigsaw puzzles and a good book….what fun life was actually about prior to the internet.

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      • amwick says:

        There is no way I would give up the internet at home… I don’t need it on my phone,, I find that too intrusive. I started doing puzzles when Dh was at a residential rehab, learning to walk again. One of the other patients did puzzles to pass the time, I bought him one and bought one for myself, at home.. hooked now. Sometimes you can find good puzzles at thrift stores, more often than not a used puzzle has a piece missing… sighs

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        • lovely says:

          My friend goes for dialysis 3 times a week, there is always a community puzzle on the table that different people work on. 3 hours 3 times a week people who stay and wait for their loved ones become friends over puzzles and a shared journey.

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          • amwick says:

            I used to drive people to dialysis. A tough way to live, but somehow they endure.

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          • 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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  11. joshua says:

    man..new dilemma here….my little Austrian Cattle Dog brought a baby rabbit kit in and layed it on the floor of his cage bed…tiny, looks like maybe a week old eyes still closed, squeeking a bit. The dog was proud of his find, but now I have to get momma rabbit to return to the nest, and I think I found it, and have placed the kit on a towel right next to the burrow…temp is ok during day, and I folded towel a bit over him so he won’t get wind on him…nest is in a patch of Asian Jasmin, in the middle of back yard…so will have to restrict the dogs somehow from that area…but no guarantee momma is coming back…no other litter kids in the burrow, but a lot of rabbit fur and a burrow place for babies….man, am worried about baby….I love my rabbits and have a constant issue keeping the dogs peaceful with them….they can have the squirrels or any rats, but my bunnies are my babies too. I don’t have much hope, but God takes care of his bitties like He plans it…..the dogs are just being true to being dogs…have a Girl older dachs and the two are partners in chasing squirrels, but she never wants to Catch anything. He actually got a squirrel once, so he can outrun most anything around except an adult rabbit. Hope I am doing what is best. Baby is too young for me to attempt to feed or to help….and momma probably feeds about every four hours or so and stays away to not attract predators from the nest otherwise….I know her hiding places mostly, but do not see her so far. Just trying to stay away and hope the baby lives for his momma to come get him.

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    • lovely says:

      Prayers and good luck to you and your little bunny Joshua. My niece nursed a baby mouse from death’s doorstep and now has a field mouse as a house pet. Her cat killed the momma mouse and all of the other babies.

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      • joshua says:

        Thanks Lovely. I inherited a pet rat from one of my sons when they were too young for a pet. He sat in my shirt pocket and watched TV with me at night while I rubbed his ears. He would come when I called his name too. I think this baby is too young for saving it by a human…wild bunny, very difficult to feed and special food needed too…and no way to handle a “thumper” in the house with two wild and wooley dogs that are family to us all as well. I got to give this baby to the Lord and pray momma comes home for him.

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        • lovely says:

          I hope things turn out well for the little guy and his momma returns. My niece loves her mouse. It has all kinds of mouse toys, it has a mouse cage with a little mouse house and gets treats, she takes it out side and it doesn’t run away which amazes me.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, our border collie mix Daisy was sitting out in the back yard a year or so ago all intent like. I went out to see what she was doing and a momma rabbit was moving her rabettes around. She’d left three in the grass and Daisy gound them and sat next to them doing overwatch. Momma rabbit didn’t quite get the scheme so she was hiding in the bushes, afraid to come back. We brought Daisy in and momma rushed back to grab the kids. Some days you just can’t do a rabbit a favor…
      She’s also good with purple martin fledglings.

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  12. joshua says:

    dog brought in a baby bunny kit…about a week old or so, eyes still closed. not hurt. but momma rabbit not on the nest….took him out to what I believe to be burrow, put him on a towel losely to keep wind off, temp is Ok for him during daytime….just hope momma comes to feed him…so tiny…didn’t know he was in the house until I heard him squeek and found him lying on the bed with the Australian Cattle Dog, Bruno who brought him in…no injury tho….hope for the best for the baby. My bunnies are precious to me.

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  13. MaryfromMarin says:

    A blessed Sunday to everyone….

    Because He Lives [Amen] – Matt Maher

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Stella, I think the prayer got sent to the dungeon. 😯

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  15. Wooly Phlox says:

    Evening, folks. Found a really good online dictionary which is now in my Tools folder.

    http://dictionary.babylon-software.com/

    They also have browser extensions and apps for it.

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  16. Wooly Phlox says:

    Also: just remembered this film, which is quite good, and the first quality “Christian” film I have ever seen. Very well-made. Two Thumbs Up, as it were.

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    I woke up this morning to my alarm, at 0730. Supposed to be in at 8. I hit Snooze three times and got up and showered, shaved, put on some clothes, and sat in my chair for an hour, staring at my shoes. I almost didn’t go in.

    Chef’s a professional. Yesterday he wasn’t. A constant stream of invective and complaint, loudly venting from 7 AM to 11 PM about everything and anything in his job.

    Almost had a nervous breakdown yesterday evening, almost had one this morning.

    I walked in at 9:05, clocked in without saying a word, Walked back to the dry-storage to grab an apron, saw K. at the ice machine, filling a bucket, our FOH manager — kindest woman I’ve ever worked with — and told her if he subjects us all to another day like that, that I would put in my two-week notice, almost-but-not-quite wept, and started working on the inevitable pile of dishes.

    I said to Chef while putting some utensils away next to him, “Chef? You almost gave me a nervous breakdown yesterday.” He said “Me?” I nodded, and went back to work. It was a slow day, albeit a long one, which we needed after the last three days.

    We never spoke another word about it, all day. But he was kind and cool-headed all day, too. I made him think, and I bet K. talked to him, too. He doesn’t want to lose me, and he needs to be professional enough to not bring morale down by complaining all day about things beyond any of our control. It was a good day.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      {{hug}} It is hard to be around someone who does that. I know.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        Maybe I deserve it. I was that person. All day. Loudly bitchin’, banging stuff, slamming doors. For years.

        Thanks, Ausmom.

        I seriously prayed that Chef would lose his voice for three months last night. “In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.”

        Worked for me.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      My sympathies, all the NOLA chefs I ever worked functions with were as nice as could be. Then again I was armed but these were the pre-Katrina chefs who’d come up thru the ranks and were people-oriented. Prudhomme, Susan Spicer, Leah Chase, Lee Barnes, Buster Holmes and a host of others, all salt-of-the-earth people-people, great people msking great food.

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Le Pen, the French Trump, has made the runoff with less conservative Macron. Macron drew more overall votes so let’s see who the leftist voters go for…or if they just stay home. If France doesn’t close its border and get a hand on illegal immigration we msy see a replay of the DeGaulle years but with conservative rioters.

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