General Discussion, Monday, May 22, 2017

Two Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly a training mission off the coast of Florida April 2, 2007. (Department of Defense photo/Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Meneguin)

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141 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, May 22, 2017

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Hope everything’s okay…..

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  2. 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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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!! Im famished this AM…….thank you, thank you, Natasha well?…..

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      • nyetneetot says:

        She’s asleep at the moment, so things are pleasant this morning. She could be up and henpecking at any moment though.

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        • michellc says:

          I read a meme last night that cracked me up: Wives need to learn to quit nagging us on honey do lists, we will get it done, there is no need to nag us every 6 months!

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          • nyetneetot says:

            We watched a couple of movies last night that just happen to be from Europe in some language neither of us speaks. In one movie the wife accused the hardworking and faithful husband of having an affair because he was coming home at 2am regularly and leaving again after a few hours sleep. There was a lot of screaming and crying and smashing of items about the house. The next movie had something similar with the wife sweeping all the dinner dishes and glasses to the floor and storming off.
            Mrs. Nyet excitedly pointed out each time during the movie how lucky I am to have her instead of the normal European wife (I only get the nagging and criticism without the screaming and smashing).

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            • michellc says:

              I’ve never smashed but I’ve been known to scream. lol

              I honestly gave up about 30 years ago on nagging for months and just discovered after asking a few times it was just easier to figure out how to do it myself and if I couldn’t do it I just learned to live with it or without it.

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              • nyetneetot says:

                “….and if I couldn’t do it I just learned to live with it or without it. “

                So, you’re on what… the 9th or 10th missing husband? Do the police ever make the connection between the happy chickens?

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                • michellc says:

                  Shoot I’ve had the same one for well over 30 years. Are you telling me it takes 9 or 10 to get things done?

                  I still don’t know if my chickens are happy, they refuse to say.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning Nyet πŸ™‚

      Why so quiet here ? Maybe everyone is sleeping in?

      I have a question, can the most lovely Mrs. Nyet read “old Russian” my wonderful friend said that he had a little gift he picked up for me and it ended up being a Russian Icon from 1840, my other friends daughter-in-law who is Russian and was born there so speaks and writes and reads Russian said that the writing is old Russian so she doesn’t know what it says.

      Anyhow if I post picture do you think she could read the inscription?

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      • nyetneetot says:

        I’ll ask her, but it may be late evening before I can get her to look at it. The subject of old writing styles came up at one point in the last year or two because I have a few books in English from the 1600’s and had run across a French book with maps of Moscow from about that time period that I thought would make a nice birthday gift (of course I was wrong). Anyway, I made the comment that Russian was a very stable language vs. English (try reading Chaucer in the original). This started an augment about changes in Russian writing that led to me not being spoken to for a few days.

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        • lovely says:

          Anyway, I made the comment that Russian was a very stable language vs. English (try reading Chaucer in the original). This started an augment about changes in Russian writing that led to me not being spoken to for a few days.

          Well you shouldn’t harass the sweet Mrs. Nyet like that.

          Thank you if she can or can’t read it. I have one acquaintance with a son that can likely read it but I rarely see her and only have her business email and phone number.

          I’ll post it in a new post so that it is larger.

          Did I ever tell the story about my French Canadian friend. Her boyfriend, who would later become her husband was rather a self satisfied @%$# she was a force to not take any garbage. She was poor as she ran away from home at 16 and had a rough life, he was rich and liked to rub her dependence on him in when he was feeling like a jerk.

          They had been out shopping and she had several bags of goodies. They were driving down the freeway and he said the wrong thing, something about how most women never even had a $400.00 bottle of perfume and that she should show more gratitude. She took took the lovely bottle out of it’s box, rolled down her window and threw it out the window onto the freeway.

          She then smiled her wicked smile and said “I don’t have a $400.00 dollar bottle of perfume so I guess I can just be ungrateful.”

          Perhaps you would really have to know them both to appreciate the story, I’m not sure how it comes across, but it makes me smile every time I think about it.

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    • Thank you, Nyet! Good morning!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Such a pretty breakfast. Think I’ll have some. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. πŸ™‚

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    • stella says:

      Oatmeal with dried cherries and cinnamon, and toast for me this morning.

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  3. patternpuzzler says:

    Hi n morning, ever’ body! Hate to post ‘n run, but I’m headed out early (well, ok, earlyish) and want to get the history up before I head out. Hope everyone has a great and productive day – if productive is on your list!

    We have an interesting mix today with a few confounding events; better in history than in real life, lol. Bonus music is something even older than myself. (Just glad there are still things that are older than me, lol!) All that being said, on to history of May 22:

    *1761 First life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia
    1807 Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted)
    1807 Townsend Speakman first sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)
    1819 First steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
    1843 First wagon train with 700 – 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon

    1849 Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

    1856 Violence in the US Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner
    1863 War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
    1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
    1888 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
    1892 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
    1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
    1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
    1906 Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
    1909 First San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched

    1919 A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

    1926 “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” by Gene Austin hits #1*
    1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
    1931 Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida
    1933 Loch Ness Monster is reportedly first sighted by John Mackay
    1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated
    1939 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel”
    1942 Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan

    1942 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.

    1943 First jet fighter is tested
    1945 6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

    1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico

    1947 “Truman Doctrine” goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
    1953 US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
    1954 Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
    1956 “Bob Hope Show” last airs on NBC-TV
    1961 “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
    1962 Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
    1964 LBJ presents “Great Society”
    1965 “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66
    1965 Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” single goes #1
    1967 “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” debuts on NET (now PBS)
    1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
    1986 Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
    1990 Final episode of “Newhart” airs
    1992 Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of Tonight Show
    1995 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised
    1996 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 16th time

    1998 Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that the United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.

    2002 American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

    2004 The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.

    *Bonus Music round is the best version I could find of 1926’s “Five Feet Two, Eyes of Blue” , and it even has some costuming interest:

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  4. lovely says:

    Any Russian readers here? My beautiful friend gave me this as a gift. It is a Russian Icon from the 1840’s . I think it is lovely and quieting. I wish I could see all the hands that have touched it and know what journey it has taken. The writing is old Russian. I’m hoping for Mrs. Nyet to come through with her knowledge πŸ™‚ .

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    • It’s beautiful, lovely!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      It looks much like the icons she brought back from visiting her grammar school friends a couple of years ago. Perhaps stella would be willing to relay larger versions of the photos via E-Mail.
      It doesn’t look any different to me than any other Cyrillic text I’ve seen, but that means nothing since I can’t tell you what the words mean even if I know the letter sounds.

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      • lovely says:

        I believe it is of Russian Orthodox origins as opposed to the Eastern or Roman Catholic Church. The last hands it was in with knowledge of it’s history was an ancient Russian woman who passed it on to her granddaughter.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Very beautiful! I love it.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      According to Mrs. Nyet. (Loosely translated by Mr. Nyet)

      Russian icon of Christ Pantocrator (β€œAlmighty” or β€œAll-powerful” in Greek).
      Christ is holding an open Gospel book in his left hand while blessing with his right.
      The halo of Christ is engraved with abbreviation for PANTOKRATOR at the three points of the cross.
      The hand gesture meaning can be looked up online and has arguments regarding origin and changed meaning over time.

      Can’t tell if it’s silver or the date from the pictures. Could be late 1890’s or last week (there is a cottage industry across Russia and the US)

      Bottom text says “Seek and ye shall find” in an old way. (Where look …)

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      • lovely says:

        Thanks a bunch to Nyet and Mrs. Nyet πŸ™‚ . ❀️


        I like that.

        I’m tickled that I know what it says now, thank you! And for the extra information about the crown is very neat πŸ™‚ .

        I’m pretty sure it is 1840’s as it came with an appraisal (antiques dealer not an Iconologist) and that is the date estimated and my friend talked with the granddaughter who inherited it, (granddaughter speaks no Russia but her grandma used to pray her rosary in front of this icon). The grandmother moved here from Russia at least 75 years ago?

        As to his Christ’s right hand, in Byzantium tradition <<I think that qualifier keeps me safe? The three fingers held together create a circle which represents the Holy Trinity, the ring finger is crossed over the pinky in remembrance of the cross. In the Byzantine Rite of Catholicism we are supposed to hold our hand in that position when we make the sign of the cross. That said barely anyone does it.

        The Russian's copied the Greek Orthodox Icons first with very large ones for churches and then smaller ones for people to use in their own homes. Mine is about 9 inches long by 7 inches wide?

        Icons have a very interesting history.

        Thank you again!

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        • patternpuzzler says:

          lovely, I don’t know about Russian Icons, but I am a good researcher.
          Apparently, there are several icons that have the same book, and I’ve learned that the lettering in the book in the left hand is scripture, Luke 6:17-19:

          Luke 6:17-19

          Blessings and Woes
          17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

          From what I recall from my Russian culture class, these icons are hearth items; homes displayed them much in keeping as crucifixes or the symbols in other cultures that seek blessing and protection for all who enter, and a shield from harm without.

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          • lovely says:

            Wow! Thank you Puzzler! I’m going to copy that along with Nyet’s information. I like the bible verses. So happy to know which ones they are.

            In the Byzantine church even the crucifix is an icon, there are no statues. Or musical instruments for that matter.

            An icon in a Byzantine home represents the same respect and honor for Christ as does a crucifix in a Roman Catholic home. It is the representation of hope, faith and openness to an eternal blessing.

            I have always thought they were beautiful, I have a few modern ones but this one has a stillness to it that I love. My other ones are not ornate except 2 very small ones but they are probably less than 20 years old?

            Thank you!

            Stellar are a wealth of knowledge.


  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. stella says:

    From the White House:

    Today’s Events

    9:30 AM LOCAL / 2:30 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Riyadh, Saudi Arabia en route to Tel Aviv, Israel

    1:20 PM LOCAL / 6:20 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel

    1:55 PM LOCAL / 6:55 AM EDT: President Trump gives remarks with President Rivlin of Israel

    2:15 PM LOCAL / 7:15 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    3:25 PM LOCAL / 8:25 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump visit the Western Wall

    6:00 PM LOCAL / 11:00 AM EDT: President Trump meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

    7:25 PM LOCAL / 12:25 PM EDT: President Trump gives remarks with Prime Minister Netanyahu – Watch Live

    7:30 PM LOCAL / 12:30 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump have dinner with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu

    4:30 PM: Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol

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  7. lovely says:

    Speaking of translations Drudge has “Shalom” “Peace” written in Hebrew as the headline.

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  8. lovely says:

    Hee hee hee !

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    That AN-124 on the header is a beast. Russia built it to try and gain some heavy airlift capacity for for e projection, lotta folks say they stole US C-141and C-5A technology but the end result is a beast.
    Seems its biggest success is in commercial use where it can lift intact things that no other aircraft can. One landed in New Orleans to pick up and transport a huge oil rig overseas. It could fly it to its destination faster than a shop could transport it and time is money.
    The one that landed in NOLA was part of a commercial fleet that was post-breakup and made hard currency for Mother Russia. As part of the crew there was squad of engineers who ran around the plane in flight fixing various problems, including huge numbers of leaks, true Cold War engineering. Toolbox included duct tape and bandaids but it did fly and carry staggering loads. One engineer said the engines were so inefficient that the plane took more fuel to get up and to cruising altitude than it did to cruise and part of the logidtics was finding airports large enough to land and support the plane within its fuel range. Nice to see but I still prefer my old C-141.

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  10. stella says:

    Saudi royals signal the real magnitude of the deal they made with Trump

    Change is coming. The king signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior, and that Saudis are going to have to start respecting the customs of the infidels. Something like his handshake gesture can seem trivial, quaint, or even humorous to Americans, but it is very serious business. The role modeling of the women at the highest and most formal level reaches deep into the culture.

    It is now clear that the king and his two designated successors (Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nyef and Mohammad bin Salman) have made a deal to liberalize Saudi Arabia. The deal-maker president has told them that there is a price of continued American support.

    This would be against the wishes of powerful factions of the Saudi Royal Family (about 5,000 strong), some of whom are closely aligned with (and fund) the radical Wahhabi clergy. For decades, the (principally) Saudi-funded Wahhabis have poisoned the Ummah (the global Muslim community) with their feudal views. Saudi Arabia became mega-wealthy only in the 1950s, and the world’s Muslims were not violently engaged in much jihad. The Wahhabi clergy and the Saudi-funded mosques they brought with them prepared the soil for al-Qaeda at home and abroad.

    ADD: Very interesting info about how Jared Kushner brokered the arms deal on May 1 in DC.

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    • stella says:

      This is a tangible and personal signal to the factions of the Saudi family represented in the high-level delegation. An Orthodox Jew, married to the favored child of the president (who became a Jew herself), saved them money using his personal connections. Call me suspicious, but I think this was carefully planned theatre. You have to see this against the background of the sudden new confluence of interests between Israel and Saudi Arabia, united in opposition to Iran and Arab radical Islamic terrorists. The two nations already covertly cooperate, a ruse that cannot last forever. Slowly and surely, the Saudis have to turn away from the Palestinians and toward an embrace of Israel. And it turns out that there can be a considerable upside to making peace with Israel and the Jews.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, the Saudi royal family’s large but lots of it are bits of marriage-related flotsam out on the fringes. Real power is held tightly in a central clique and powerful members aren’t against reinforcing that power at the slightest provocation – that beheading of the royal princess for a social infraction some years back, openly broadcast on Saudi TV, had to ve a wakeup call.
      Wahhabis are the real pain but if the Royals cut off their funding and continue to find the couch potato lifestyle of the citizens they should survive. Wahhabiscare a far greater threat to the US than most recognize, they’ve been finding radical mosques and converting US thugs to their cause long before 911, something they have stains on their hand from. Thst ‘glass parking lot’ stuff’s looking better all the time.

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  11. lovely says:

    Interesting short observation article

    CNN’s Jake Tapper wonders why Trump more warmly received in Saudi Arabia when Obama’s father was a Muslim

    And a personal observation from me is that Tapper refers to Obama’s dad as a β€œlapsed Muslim.” ??? Wait what ???


    Did Obama ever say his father was a β€œlapsed Muslim”?

    I thought that those of us who believe Islam is Islam are supposed to be crazy people who are Islamophobes? There is nothing or so saith the MSM, that requires a Muslim to follow Sharia that makes a Muslim a Muslim. A Muslim who is having sex outside of marriage with a non-Muslim, a Muslim who eats pork, drinks booze, dances to the music of the West and pets dogs is just as Muslim as the folks who slaughter infidels in the streets in accordance with the call of Allah.

    So how can Obama’s dad be a lapsed Muslim?

    Man I wish someone had asked that rat Tapper to draw a circle around True Muslims and β€œlapsed Muslims.”


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  12. lovely says:

    Warning crude remark at the end.



  13. jeans2nd says:

    Had a good friend who was an acrobat, who really did join the circus. Saw RB & B&B in Tuscon indoors at some big arena there. What a loss. But, The Circus goes on, nevertheless.

    Been reading a guy in India this p.m., who is really smart, except when it comes to Our POTUS. His read on DJT is way off, especially when it comes to the ME and world affairs.

    Anyway, this guy says India is the unseen actor in the U.S.-Russia-China dance, with Russian nuclear being the loser, and Texas oil becoming king once again. How ’bout that. This guy may be on to something. Ok, cya.
    Thx for all the vids, Stella. Am claustrophobic, esp in crowds.

    India punishes Russia for its China ties
    “Prime Minister Modi has plans to repeat his Madison Square Garden stage performance in New York (September 2014) sometime next month in Houston with a view to entice Big Oil and catch Donald Trump’s attention. The prognosis is that Texas is back as King of the oil world.”

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  14. stella says:

    Has anybody else seen this? It’s intriguing.

    Trump’s Electoral Triumph
    Was Imagined in a Novel
    Written 40 Years Ago

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    • stella says:

      Michael Halberstam was managing editor of the Harvard Crimson before David Halberstam was. As an undergraduate, Michael Halberstam won the Dana Reed Prize for the best piece of writing published in a Harvard student publication. He ended up going to medical school and practicing as a physician. But he also wrote a novel, β€œThe Wanting Of Levine,” that was published in 1978.

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    • lovely says:

      I haven’t seen it. Interesting.


  15. stella says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Several people killed and many injured after two explosions in Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande gig as bloodied concertgoers flee in terror

    Several people killed after explosions rang out at the end of an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester Arena
    Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after there were bangs when concert finished
    Bloodied concertgoers were pictured being helped by emergency services outside the gig

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  16. 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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