General Discussion, Saturday, August 5, 2017

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  1. Lucille says:

    Lovely painting of a lovely area of southern California…


    “Malibu Coast, Spring” by Granville Redmond,

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    • joshua says:

      where’s the wall?

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      • Lucille says:

        If you’re referring to the yet-to-be-built wall on our southern border, that’s a long distance away from Malibu, though there are plenty of “walls” keeping the hoi palloi from the properties of the wealthy. I do believe the state requires beach access for us lower economic classes, though. So owners cannot wall off the entire area. Building of all types is strictly regulated by the California Coastal Commission.

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    • stella says:

      Looks like lupine and California poppies. Beautiful!

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    • Lucille says:

      See the Wiki on Granville Redmond’s life plus photos of his other works …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Redmond

      This particular artwork is an oil on 20 x 25 inch canvas done in 1929 and looks to be painted before the Pacific Coast Highway was built through the Rindge property (I believe the doctrine of “eminent domain” prevailed and forced May Rindge to give up her beachfront property which had been part of an old Spanish Land Grant ranch covering umpteen acres).

      If you’re visiting southern California and you’d like to plan a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway (or the PCH as locals call it), see “Driving Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu California” By Betsy Malloy for some suggestions. Taking Sunset Boulevard to the Pacific from downtown Los Angeles is the most scenic. You’ll get a feel for every economic level of L.A. It was always my favorite route.

      For a history/beautiful photos of CA Route 1 (of which PCH is a part), see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_1

      California has been stolen by the present socialist government and their hatred of all things American. It makes me both sick and sad that such a beautiful place is basically politically lost, likely forever, to the American people. Opposition politics has pretty much given up the fight, though pockets of patriots remain all across the state.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Fractured wrist bone(s). A cast might be required—!

    @#$%&*# !!! (If you’ll pardon the expression.)

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Special trip down memory lane,
      for the condition your condition is in. πŸ˜‰

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    • Menagerie says:

      Oh no! Pray you heal soon.

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    • 😦 I’m sorry to hear that Mary.

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    • stella says:

      Oh no! I’ll pray for you.

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    • Oh no!!!! So sorry, Mary!

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    • I’m sorry, Mary. If it makes you feel any better, I bruised my ribs last week. Because I fell over on my bicycle. Because I was going too slow (it’s quite a tall bike). Because I was inebriated.

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    • lovely says:

      Oh no! Prayers for good docs and proper healing.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Certainly understandable considering the circumstances. 😯

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Oh No! Hope it’s better soon! Been there. Not good at all!

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    • joshua says:

      never hit with your fist straight on….use a board or hammer.
      (sorry for the injury and best hopes for complete recovery)

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        If only it had been due to something that exciting, joshua. Then I could have turned it into a great story.

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        • joshua says:

          embellishing a personal story is a privilege of older age wisdom and recognition of the fact that those you tell the tale to are not actually listening anyway.

          I think anything exotic would be fine….like protecting yourself from a giant snail attack, or fending off space aliens attempting to steal your microwave for a war bride.

          yeah….

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        • lovely says:

          I damaged my knee when I was 17, a chap thought it would be a good idea to let a 17 year old learn to ride his Harley, all 104 pounds of me on a huge Harley, him behind me giving instructions. Boom.

          Anyhow our family doctor who was from the old school told me to only tell people I fell off of a horse because it was more lady like. I ended up in high school walking with a cane for a while, I of course thought it was cool that I wrecked my knee on a Harley so I didn’t heed her advice.

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, Mary! I am so sorry. Really. When any part or parcel of our body isn’t available or isn’t working right, it changes things so completely.

      Ten days ago I got the cord from the electric mower wrapped around my numb (neuropathy’d) feet and fell full length on my face, really hurting both my feet and both my hands. My fingers did not “open” as I fell but “scrunched” under so that I hit full weight with them in a fist configuration. Pulled and stressed each tendon and each tiny muscle. Bruising and pain and aching all over still – can’t cut stuff or use scissors, etc. and shouldn’t anyway, to spare them until they recover.

      I will just sit here by you for awhile if I might. Can’t fix it, but I will sit alongside and care.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Thank you, Sharon. And I think I’ll sit by YOU, too, as the extent of your aches and pain sounds much worse!

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        • Sharon says:

          Well….mine’s more in the description of aches and bruises – but yeah, let’s just pull up a couple of chairs and sit over here under the evergreens for awhile……doesn’t fix anything but sometimes it helps to have comp’ny! πŸ™‚

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      • & sometimes with injuries things never quite go back to the way things were before. I fell on my shoulder when I sprained my ankle nearly 2 decades ago & there are still sleeping positions that cause arm aches…sorry for your injuries & the neuropathy…

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I fell on the concrete and would have fallen flat except I twisted slightly and fell on my right upper arm. I had severe shoulder pain for about a year. I would wake up crying it hurt so bad. My chiropractor didn’t seem to know what to do with it and suggested it was probably my rotator cuff. So, I didn’t see a doctor because I wasn’t going to have any kind of operation. One day I was trying to put sheets on my bed. I have a very heavy mattress and just couldn’t lift the corner of it with my left hand. Temper got the best of me and I reached down and jerked it with my right hand and the pain so so excruciating I almost blacked out. I figure I had done it in for sure. Nope. Evidently it had been slightly out of socket all that time. It has been fine ever since.

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    • Sorry for your injury…how did it happen (when you feel up to typing)? My husband broke of the tip of one of his forearm bones (it looked like another wrist bone) a couple days after Josiah came home from the hospital following his first Open Heart Surgery. I’m pretty sure the doctor said that’s one of the most painful places to have a break because of all the nerves. Hope you are feeling better. God Bless & Heal You!

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        I tripped over something which was slightly out of place…mea culpa for not being sufficiently aware of my surroundings (Condition White). But if I hadn’t broken the fall with my arm, worse could have happened–to face, teeth, head, or neck–so I am thankful.

        My break is nothing like your husband’s was, and the pain level was not high, even after it first happened.

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        • When Michael broke his arm it was mid-February in Northern Michigan & he and co-workers were digging a pit for a valve box (he worked for a company servicing the oil & gas industry) & his boss wouldn’t spring for a backhoe so the guys were digging a 4X4X4 hole with pickaxes & shovels through the frozen soil when one of the sides gave way & my husband fell in holding onto the handle of his shovel which lodged into the wall as he fell and the force torqued his arm to the breaking point.

          The pain level comment may have actually been when our oldest son, Nathaniel, had a displaced forearm break that also looked like extra wrist-bones–he ultimately ended up having 3 surgeries on it. Glad you’re not in too much pain!

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Prayers

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  3. Lucille says:

    “Do New DNA Discoveries Really Disprove the Bible?”
    Posted Jul 31, 2017 by Michael L. Brown

    “There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, β€œDNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites” and β€œStudy disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out.” The problem is that the reverse is actually true: The discoveries confirm what the Scriptures explicitly state.”

    https://askdrbrown.org/library/do-new-dna-discoveries-really-disprove-bible

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    • joshua says:

      the real question is…..does the Bible mention DNA anywhere? seems like ripping out a rib to create a companion trumps anything our scientists have come up with so far.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Primary thing DNA proves is that some hotels don’t wash their beadspreads as often as they should.

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  4. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little something to entertain you,
    during your morning tea, coffee, or… πŸ˜‰

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  5. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Something from 47 years ago… πŸ˜‰

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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)
    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’ czarina33! (aka 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 Covfefe! (aka “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’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    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!

    Blueberry Scones

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  8. stella says:

    Do you know how you are sure something will never happen, and then it does?

    That’s how I felt about Tucker’s potty training. Good news is that I think he finally is completely trained. No accidents in the house, even in his crate, and he always rings the bell to go out.

    Now for the pawing, biting (getting better) and counter surfing …

    He’s almost six months old now! He lost two baby teeth last week (that I found).

    ADD: Success was achieved through following my vet’s advice – crate strictly when he isn’t supervised – and letting him out every 2 hours or so. That pretty much guaranteed that he wouldn’t go in the house.

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  9. stella says:

    If I had stayed married, today would be my 50th anniversary! Where did all of that time go? Anyway, here is a pic of my dad and me on my wedding day, August 5, 1967.

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  10. lovely says:

    Imagine the outrage that would ensue.

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  11. Wooly Covfefe says:

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  12. stella says:

    Repeat of Lucille‘s comment from yesterday. Worth watching!

    The remarkably intelligent, challenging and well-spoken Amity Shlaes talks with Mark Steyn. If you have a spare half hour, it’s worth your time to view….

    Published on Aug 4, 2017
    “November’s US election was, according to Kellyanne Conway, the “Forgotten Man” election. President Trump has returned to this theme from time to time – he did so in West Virginia just last night – and it reminds us (as the “Russia investigation” and Scaramucci/Preibus palace intrigue do not) of just why he won. But the idea of the Forgotten Man has deep roots in American political history, and in this edition of The Mark Steyn Weekend Show, Mark explores them with the author of a fine book on the subject. Steyn and Shlaes discuss the evolution of the Forgotten Man from the late 19th century to the Trump era.”

    FYI, Shlaes graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1982 and also attended the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

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  13. lovely says:

    Making hay while the sun shines. A group of ‘land girls’ (women) harvesting wheat in Sussex, August 1941 by J.A. Hampton.

    Credit to Sir William Davenant on Twitter.

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    • joshua says:

      my Lordie in Heaven just looking at that picture makes me itch so badly I think I will break out in hives starting at the eyeballs……!!!!!

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    • stella says:

      That BBC series I watched – War Time Farm – discussed the Land Girls extensively. They also had Lumber Jills:

      Note: This video starts at fifteen minute mark. You can watch the entire video by clicking and dragging the counter to the left.

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      • lovely says:

        Neat. I just mowed the front lawn so I’ll check it out in a bit I need to take a cool shower.

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        • stella says:

          One thing that impressed me about this series (not in a good way) is how the needs of war gave the government increased power over the people that continued after the war was over.

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          • lovely says:

            It’s always that way isn’t it? Once the government gets a grubby little bit into anything the only way to get it out is to chop it off and then more likely than not 5 grow back in its place.

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          • joshua says:

            food ration stamps at the grocery store and gasoline and tire rations….was no butter and very little meat. my folks grew and canned almost everything in our back yard…he with a manpower push plow digging the dirt up…I had no idea as such a little guy during the war (I was born in 1941 thirteen days before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor) what amazing people the at home folks were in support of the troops and nation….

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            • stella says:

              The Brits had it very hard during the war. Before the war, they were importing more than half of their food either from the USA or Europe. Suddenly the food from Europe was completely cut off, and the submarine blockades attacked merchant ships coming from the USA. They had to make a big push in England to get as much land as possible under production.

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              • joshua says:

                so we won’t comment of Brit’s teeth situation….but speaking of green………
                folks that can eat blood pudding and who boil all their meat to death can probably get along with a diet similar to their goats.

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            • My dad tells several war-time survival stories (he’s about 2 1/2 years older than you)…My grandpa had his own Sunoco gas station & he used to get paid in “scrip” during the war (some of it that never got transformed to real money). Even owning a gasoline business (in the city of Detroit) didn’t allow him sufficient gas to go Up North to hunt. Some farming relatives used to leave some of their extra gas (apparently farmers got lots of gas during rationing) in cans in the ditch by a particular mile marker on the main highway north, so he could complete a trip.

              Grandpa also had (what I believe was called) a Vulcanizing Machine, something that allowed him to repair tires by melting down rubber, I think. Apparently you couldn’t get rubber during The War. My dad said (well after Grandpa was dead) that his dad thought that machine should have been in a museum, because it was basically responsible for keeping Detroit cars on the road throughout the war…

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          • czarowniczy says:

            The government never relinquishes powers once they have them. How many taxes do you remember being repealed – not adjusted, repealed.

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          • Yes…I recently learned that the US gov’t nationalized railroads for/during WWI…I wonder if that is why rail travel is practically defunct?

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, I love cloud pictures! That is fantastic. The hay is great, too, but those clouds……

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    A sad update. Yesterday I mentioned that they were looking for a little lost 6 year old. They found him right after dark. He was in the lake/pond. 😦 His grandmother had taken him to the pool earlier in the day and he was wanting to go back. They lived across the street, not on the lake. But, he knew the way and it was beside the lake. He probably couldn’t have gotten into the pool because there is a latch on the gate that he would have trouble opening. I sure do.

    He is safe in God’s arms. But, I am sure his family would appreciate your prayers.

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  15. stella says:

    Why I Went to Auschwitz (by NBA’s Ray Allen)

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/ray-allen-why-i-went-to-auschwitz/amp/

    Really worth the time to read, imo.

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    • Lucille says:

      Wonderful, beautiful, admirable!

      Reminds me of the French town Le Chambon-sur-Ligon which was a Christian community in World War II which housed Jews escaping death. You may read about it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Chambon-sur-Lignon.

      Unfortunately the documentary maker mentioned in the Wiki–a Jewish survivor who was sheltered in Le Chambon–is a hater of our President, which IMO indicates that he himself has not learned the lessons of Le Chambon.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Very worth while.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I’ve sort of become obsessed with Auschwitz, just got two books on it last week. If you want to read just one good book ( and it’s a thick one) on Auschwitz get ‘ Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp by Yisrael Gutman and Michael Berenbaum.
      I couldn’t visit it while I was in Poland, that was a no-go area then but I did get to visit many of the sites in Germany before they were touristized or flattened outright. The entire system was, if I can ΓΉse the word, amazing in its complexity and functions. We are still using data the Germans gathered in testing at the camps.
      I stil want to go to Auschwitz, it’s not only in the area my grandfather’s from but members of his mother’s family disappeared from the Lodz ghetto, last place they were documented, and probably ended up there.

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  16. stella says:

    Dogs are amazing.

    These police dogs sniff out memory cards used to hide child porn

    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/08/04/these-police-dogs-sniff-out-memory-cards-used-hide-child-porn/532428001/

    Todd Jordan, who runs the Greenfield company, gets most of the Labrador retrievers from rescues organizations. He looks for dogs that are hyper and “happy-go-lucky,” he said.

    He then trains them to detect the odor of a chemical compound called triphenylphosphine oxide that is used in the production of memory boards. When the dogs are able to track the chemical, they can find small electronics such as thumb drives, portable hard drives and SD cards β€” even micro SD cards, which are the size of a fingernail but can contain up to 200,000 images.

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    • stella says:

      The challenge for some police departments is getting the dogs.

      That’s where Neighborhood Electronic Detection K-9 Inc. comes in. The Greenfield nonprofit organization buys and donates the trained dogs to law enforcement officers nationwide.

      Chuck Harsin, who runs Neighborhood Electronic Detection K-9 Inc., said he felt he had a “social and moral obligation” to help law enforcement officers buy the dogs.

      “There are so many opportunities to stop crime with (these) dogs,” Harsin said. β€œβ€¦ We found out that because of the levels of bureaucracy, it’s difficult to finance these dogs.”

      So Harsin and his wife decided to get involved. Harsin formed Neighborhood Electronic Devices Inc. last year as a 501(c)3 organization in order to provide funding to buy the dogs for law enforcement agencies.

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    • Lucille says:

      Bless the work being done by our canine friends.

      The job done by dedicated investigators at local, state and federal levels is extremely difficult. The images must be horrible and haunting. It’s work I could never do for I would be sick daily and would need to be restrained to keep me from physically accosting the perps.

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      • joshua says:

        dogs do for free what our CIA and FBI seem incapable of doing….merely finding a bunch of emails and computer files and information hidden by political folks.

        I say turn the dogs loose on all of them, but use Dobermans not Labs…..

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Main difference between the Federal LEA and the fogs is the dogs are actually looking. OK, that wasn’t fair…the Feds are busy out there keeping our street safe from being flooded by drugs.

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  17. Lucille says:

    This is just plain despicable that anyone would fault President Trump–a greatly charitable man–regarding his desire to see Charlie Gard get every chance to live….

    “UK hospital medic blames Trump for baby Charlie Gard’s final drawn out ‘soap opera’ days”
    By Peter Barry Chowka – August 5, 2017
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/uk_hospital_medic_blames_trump_for_baby_charlie_gardss_final_drawnout_soap_opera_days.html

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  18. shiloh1973 says:

    This gave me a good laugh this morning.

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    • Sharon says:

      And the dogs are each thinking, “Hey, I can’t read. Can you? What do these signs say? You know she’s gonna use them against us…..you just know it.”

      At least I think that’s what they’re thinking. They look concerned.

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      • joshua says:

        somehow I think “Karma” knows exactly what his job MIGHT be…..beautiful dog….I had a Shepherd whose bark would peel back your skin, but if he got close he would merely lick you for an hour….used to eat an ice cream cone by holding the cone in his paws….no one bothered him though….they didn’t see the soft in his eyes that I knew was there.

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  19. stella says:

    First time I saw this old tweet is today, but it is SO perfect.

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    Kathy, thanks for the recipe for slaw with cranberries in it.. I just tried it and it is delicious. You were right. πŸ™‚

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  21. czarowniczy says:

    Heavy, heavy rain in New Orleans with heavy street flooding. Usual pix of cats up on the median to try and keep them dry, cars slowly cruising through axle-deep water, trash cans floating in the street. City just finished a gazillion dollar program to improve drainage in certain areas suspiciously close to the houses of major elected pols and the money foljs but this midcity flooding’s just more of the same for those who’ve lived here for long enough. Unsaid by the new, nonnative news foljs is what you see behind them in the flood shots – the hundred year old plus houses along the streets are high and dry. Original builders knew the city’s drainage in the working folks areas sux and built those houses from 18 to 24 inches off the ground as that was generally how deep the area flooded.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Cars, not cats on the median…autocomplete is still stuck on Caturday. Cats are on roofs.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      City sewerage and water board are saying the flooding was due to 10 or more inches of rain that fell in just three hours. Sewerage folks also blaming heavy rains on global warming.
      There were no official reports of more than 5 inches of rain anywhere in the area and some residents reported rainwater, after the rain had stopped, gushing back up through storm drains to flood their neighborhood’s.
      I’m waiting to see if someone comes out with a statement on how the job they did to modernize the drainage system actually screwed it up.

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    If I read this correctly, it seems that illegal aliens were working at the DMV and selling fake IDs. Some, if not all, anyway.

    “Registry of Motor Vehicle clerks busted for selling fake IDs to illegal aliens”
    Prosecutors state that clients targeted in the fake ID scheme included people living in the U.S. illegally, individuals who had been previously deported, and one individual who admitted to previous drug charges.

    http://dennismichaellynch.com/registry-motor-vehicle-clerks-busted-selling-fake-ids-illegal-aliens/?newsletter_uid=2764&newsletter_date=08%2F05%2F17

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  23. 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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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    I’m going to sign off for tonight. That news about Eric Bolling was the last straw, whether it is true or not. If it is true, I am disappointed in him, and if it isn’t I am troubled by the evil that surrounds him and us. See you all at breakfast. ❀

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  25. Howie says:

    A Grey Fox haz started hanging around. He is so cute. He comes around at dark. I been giving a treat out for him.

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    • So what exactly does “Covfefe” stand for/mean? I keep seeing it about but my ignorance cannot translate this (yet) meaningfully…

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      • Lucille says:

        It stands for some joke or a warning President Trump tweeted out a couple months back. Neither he nor his staff ever revealed what it means. The lefties went bonkers indicating the President is incompetent and so conservatives across the country began using it just to tick off the boneheads.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Marie…Valerie…to sum it up, we ran outta reply space, a sure sine we’re done. So if you’re angling for acute reply…

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  27. michellc says:

    There is a man tonight who needs prayers. He rolled over in his race car and it caught on fire. They couldn’t get him out before it became engulfed again. They were finally able to get him out but not before he caught on fire. He’s been airlifted to hospital. Please pray for him and his teenage children who were there with him.

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    • lovely says:

      πŸ™πŸΌ

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    • stella says:

      Done, michellc.

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      • michellc says:

        We just found out when they pulled him out his firesuit was gone. We’re trying to,get to hospital because he’s a good friend of my kids. We were at another track 3 hours away.

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        • lovely says:

          So sorry Michelle. Prayers for all of you.

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          • michellc says:

            Preliminary hospital reports are 40 to 50 percent of his body has 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Family arrived so his kids won’t be alone. We’re trying to get home now and not get blown away by tornadoes dropping everywhere.

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            • lovely says:

              I hope you are safely home. I’ll pray, that’s all I can do. It sounds horrible. Hopefully he is relatively young and his body is strong enough to fight back. How is your son holding up? I know tight knit communities become family.

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              • michellc says:

                He’s handling it fairly well. He’s worried like the rest of us, our hearts are breaking for his poor kids, who had to watch it and hear his screams.
                It’s hard when it’s anyone, but even harder when it’s someone you know. He has been to our house many times, was just here yesterday picking up some fuel.
                It was horrible watching it online when it happened, I can’t imagine how horrible it was to have been there. Everyone says you could hear him in the pits and on the grandstand side. He was on fire for a full minute. There will be some changes next year, I will make sure my son has the safest gas tank you can buy. Although he takes safety pretty seriously and spends the money to get the highest rated suit, gloves and shoes, from now on he will have a brand new suit every year along with socks, gloves, shoes and hood.
                We got an update from his daughter, burns are 60% of his body, his face is really bad, one hand is extremely bad, too swollen to do surgery on, but they still plan on doing surgery on other parts this afternoon. He’s having trouble with his bp dropping, but they think the medication has it under control. He’s still sedated, but they haven’t told them anything in hours.

                We’re going to go back up this afternoon and sit with the kids and family.

                Everyone please keep praying for him and his poor kids. His daughter is the sweetest young girl you could ever meet. She was trying so hard last night to keep calm, her and her brother. They only broke down when talking about him screaming and they wouldn’t let them go to him.

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                • lovely says:

                  I’m sure you know how terrible burns are and the painful process of “recovery”. I’m pleased you will be there for his children, he will be unrecognizable. He must be relatively young which makes it more magic but also I would assume gives him a better chance of recovery.

                  Maybe Tundra will stop by with some good information.

                  I’m pleased your son takes every precaution possible. Do they know if the young man’s fire suit should have protected him better ?

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                  • lovely says:

                    More “tragic” Good grief!

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                  • michellc says:

                    Actually the doctor said he wouldn’t be alive without it. The car burned for awhile before they got it out and the suit protected him the first time, but when it ignited the second time he caught on fire. I know the suffering he has in store and all
                    the dangers, not sure how much his kids understand, I think they’re starting to get how serious it is. The first 72 hours of course the most critical

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    • Praying πŸ™πŸ»

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Prayers

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Prayer sent up.

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