General Discussion, Monday, August 21, 2017

Partial Solar Eclipse

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203 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, August 21, 2017

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Interesting puece by the Cato Institute, take a look and see how your individual state rates in its citizen’s freedom. Which of your freely elected state governments interferes the most/least with your ability to be a citizen. Y’al in California and New York might just go out for a cup of coffee.

    https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-video/freedom-50-states

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Just took another look. Too fast for my eyes and mind;
      especially the last part with all the question marks. Way
      Too Fast, for my tired eyes. πŸ˜‰

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    • G-d&Country says:

      I’ll have to see how they are ranked,but NH is #1 – Yeah! I like NH. Now if all the invading political locusts would leave, and we can stop college id’s being used as voter id’s. I’m trying to convince my friend to move here instead of Wyoming when her dear hubby retires.(Nothing against Wyoming) We need more good people here if anyone is planning to move :-). It’s really nice here πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon says:

      Is that a promo for the sale of the Cato Institute product? I couldn’t follow it well enough to feel like I got any information.

      Like

  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Shall we try this? πŸ˜‰

    https://www.freedominthe50states.org/

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    That large object obscuring the sun during the eclipse has been identified:

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Use a VA hospital? Wanna see how it rated at the end of 2016? Note Albuquerque is now a number one rated facility….whatta ya gotta do other than stop killing your clients to get there?

    https://www.va.gov/qualityofcare/measure-up/End_of_Year_Hospital_Star_Rating.asp

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    • czarowniczy says:

      My bad….S/B Phoenix but they are now a number one to so the same question holds. Note the NOLA, even though attached to the LSU med center (both VA and LSU are brand new) has risen to number three. No word on the number of vets out of the ~300K dead referenced in the VA IG’s 2015 report each hospital’s responsible for.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      They must have done something; because it shows slight improvement from prior year. πŸ˜‰

      My mileage seems to be different for the med centers visited the last 14 months. Lost my new to me PMC (one visit); because of a shake-up and his promotion. Such a facility; such a day. πŸ˜‰

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I’d feel more comfortable if we had a full accounting of exactly what the rating criteria are and how each hospital scored in each area…no fuzzy stuff either.
        Big posted reason the NOLA VA partnered with LSU instead of an internationally recognized private hospital that offered the VA the land to build on for free was that LSU could send its grads over to practice on vets. Now I’m hearing that some schools at LSU aren’t sending their learn-while-you-earn students to the VA.
        In any event I choose my mega hospital…if it’s good enough for Tom Benson it’s good nuff fer me.

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        • ImpeachEmAll says:

          Just think of all the fun you are missing by not being a lab rat at the VA Med Center. πŸ˜‰

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          • Col.(R) Ken says:

            Same same for Pittsburgh, Those bass-tards…. I’ll have another cup of BRC, some Bacon, keep my eye on the weather for today……

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          • czarowniczy says:

            It was before Katrina and I’d filed for a VA disability for hearing loss. I was sent to the old VA facility in NOLA for an evaluation as the VA doesn’t trust civilian medical people who live by their trade. When I got there the audiologist apologized as their audiology suites were down and they didn’t have an idea as to when they’d be fixed. She ended up using one of those dinky little portable ones and the only place available to administer it was at a small table in the kitchen’s doorway where they were preparing the lunch carts to be delivered to the patients.
            I got my test, needless to say it showed a loss…all I could think of was ‘I wonder where they do surgery in a pinch?’.

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  5. Lucille says:

    ProPublica, working with Google to β€œdocument hate,” threatens counter-jihad bloggers
    August 19, 2017 by Robert Spencer
    More on how the Left is moving in for the kill and trying to destroy the freedom of speech completely.
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/propublica-working-with-google-to-document-hate-threatens-counter-jihad-bloggers

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Monday Mornin’ kids!

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  7. WeeWeed says:

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  8. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Mine will be full (86% full, anyway) at 2:22 PM. It should be pretty dark out, with only 14 percent of the sun visible.

    You can watch it without damaging your eyes, nowadays. Use your front-facing selfie cam on your phone or tablet. It sure beats a cardboard box with a pinhole in it like we did in elementary school.

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  9. joshua says:

    The eclipse is a message to us not so younguns to just go take a nap….being sent a brief “lights out” period for our benefit. Thank You Lord.

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Quote here is from your RCIA leader and Director of Adult Faith Formation.

    One quite wonderful Jewish tradition is to recite 100 blessings a day–reminding the one who prays of the pervasiveness of G-d and calling him to thanksgiving. A couple of traditional prayers to consider saying at the eclipse:
    Blessed are You, LORD our G-d, King of the universe, through Whose word everything comes into being.
    Behold, He who formed the mountains, And created the wind, And has told man what His wish is, Who turns daybreak into blackness, And treads upon the high places of the earthβ€” His name is the LORD, the God of Hosts. (Amos 4:13)

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    • Menagerie says:

      Quote is from our, not your. Sorry.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Thank you. What a great idea to specifically pray during this wonderful event of God’s creation.
      This post and the prior post about people not knowing about the eclipse because of not listening to msm makes me bring up something I recently started doing that really helps. I really like the song “fly me to the moon” sung by Astrud Gilberto (forgive if incorrect spelling). I also like a couple of the prayers to the Holy Spirit. I rearranged the words to the prayers, and put it to the tune of the song. I find myself going throughout the day humming to myself, silently saying the prayers. It is very calming. Jesus said to pray constantly, but I never knew how anyone could do that. Now I know. It may be something that may be helpful to others. It certainly improved my mood, and made me more grateful.

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  11. Wooly Covfefe says:

    http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/business-behind-lefts-pay-protest-scheme/

    h/t: AoSHQ

    Craig Shirley, a presidential historian, said he doesn’t think the left-wing riots are anything new. It’s just like the 60s, he says, only then it was the KGB funding some of the anti-war protests. Now it’s George Soros and his Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation. We just don’t hear about it.

    “The media is utterly and completely corrupt,” he said. “There’s no room for another point of view. There’s only one point of view.”

    The protesters, explained Shirley, aren’t anarchists β€” the term Antifa likes to use. They’re Jacobins whose goal is the destruction of everything: family, faith and law and order, so that everybody can start from scratch with nothing β€” everybody except them. They will control the resources and enjoy the best of everything, as the Bolsheviks did in Russia, and the communists did in Cuba after the revolution.

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  12. lovely says:

    The Temptations wish finally comes true today πŸ™‚ .

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Mornin’, Lovely!

      Excellent spin, great music.

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      • lovely says:

        Good morning Wooly πŸ™‚ . Hazy skies here. I will be able to see it all from my house. My dogs are sound asleep. I’m waiting to see the cool lights and shadows.

        Yesterday I was at a store and a young woman asked her boss if they could go outside to watch the eclipse. Her boss said “On your lunch time”. Me being me stopped in my tracks and said “Do you have NASA approved glasses?” She didn’t know what I was talking about. I explained about what could happen to your eyes if you watched the eclipse without proper eye cover. She said she didn’t even know that you needed any type of glasses. 😐.

        We are a nation who thinks Obama is a wonderful man. I think a lot of folks are going to wake up tomorrow with damaged eyes. Ignorant is difficult to keep safe.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          I’ve got an hour to get to the end of the lighthouse. Here goes.

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        • Sharon says:

          “We are a nation who thinks Obama is a wonderful man.”

          Not true.

          I know you didn’t mean it in that way, generally, but I cannot let that pass. The people who voted for him twice may still he’s a wonderful man. I don’t know about that.

          The fact that they voted for him once makes me question their powers of observation. And that includes my professional, masters-degree-level niece who was SO EXCITED to help vote in the first black man. She still thinks that. Hasn’t figured out that he is gray. Not black at all.

          The level of dumb in this country is infuriating and dangerous.

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          • lovely says:

            I know you didn’t mean it in that way, generally, but I cannot let that pass. The people who voted for him twice may still he’s a wonderful man. I don’t know about that.

            You’re correct I didn’t mean in general or a majority, I will say it sickened me when Obama and Michelle did some kind of event and their minions were chanting 4 more years. I simply was drawing a parallel from non thinking Obama supporters to people who would watch a solar eclipse without any eye protection.

            Far too many people still think he is wonderful, there are people whose minds are blind, their reason and logic centers have atrophied.

            The level of dumb in this country is infuriating and dangerous.

            Agree 100%.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Oh no! Not down here lovely. We have millions of people counting on clear skies!

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      • lovely says:

        I know I was just thinking about the sun going away, not the I wish it would rain part, but I hit post pre-tea so there you have it, just a pretty lame excuse to listen to the song πŸ™‚ . We have hazy skies.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      Theme association:

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      • lovely says:

        One of my favorite videos. Such fun.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          I love how “Bill” Collins takes the drumsticks and sits down at the drums at the end. You almost expect him to start playing, and then it ends. So good.

          That’s like the punchline to the earlier joke/question at the beginning of the video: “Then who’s going to play the drums?”

          Phil sings and plays drums at the same time.

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  13. stella says:

    Today is National Senior Citizens’ Day. Check to see if your local businesses or favorite websites are offering special discounts.

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  14. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I don’t have any lighthouse pics taken during an eclipse. Yet.

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  15. nyetneetot says:

    I’m late, but I see breakfast has been provided. Mornin’ all.

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  16. Menagerie says:

    I no longer wear perfume, and I am not a celebrity follower or royalty stalker. But even I can all into a short daydream about becoming a princess and your prince having a special fragrance commissioned for you on your wedding day, to complement the fragrance of your bouquet. Fun read.

    http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/beauty-products/g3062/famous-women-favorite-perfume/?src=socialflowFB

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  17. G-d&Country says:

    Mornin’ all – while the sun’s still out πŸ˜‰
    Here is a picture in honor of the eclipse, and the rebuilding of our great country by the many selfless patriots that toil day in and day out, no matter what the msm tries to tell us.

    Now on to that bacon ZM brought !!!!!!

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  18. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    We are in for totality at 2:32, here in N.E. Georgia. The sky is clear, I have my special glasses, and I’m ready with an icy cold drink! It will only be total here for about a minute and a half, but I’ve got my eyes ready to look for the “Shadow Snakes” other phenomenon. Y’all stay safe!

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    Stella, your new posts are blank. I can’t get them at all.

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    Still wondering when Weather Channel’s going to tell us about how some of that corona we’re seeing is light bent around the moon by the moon’s gravity, demonstrating Einstein’s…..never mind, yes you can drive during an eclipse.

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  21. czarowniczy says:

    Live reporting from the New Orleans innercity shows that a surprising number of residents believe the sun’s being swallowed by Trump and Hillary’s reaching down his gullet to retrieve it and return it to the sky. Meanwhile Weather Channel confirms that the passasge of the eclipse is just long enough to microwave a Lean Cuisine.

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  22. Good news!

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  23. Lucille says:

    Received this in my inbox this a.m. You will note he does not name the BLM or Antifa anywhere. I hope and pray he gets an earful at his townhall this evening. He certainly gets one in this comment section. Remember when he told his pals on a confidential conference call which was leaked that he would never support President Trump? Well, that’s one thing he’s doing a bang-up job on–backstabbing.

    Let There Be No Confusion
    SPEAKER PAUL RYAN
    MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

    Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday, August 21, 2017

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    While we were busy ogling the eclipse the Spanish police found the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack and turned out his lights. He was wearing a fake suicide vest when they popped him just like the ones they found with the suspects in the Cambrils shootout.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I wish they could “pop” them earlier. Like before they attack.

      So do many, many friends and relatives of infidel victims.

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        Like before they attack.

        …also known as “left of BOOM…”

        (with BOOM being the event you want to prevent, and “left of” meaning before it happens on a timeline)

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  25. czarowniczy says:

    Spanish authorities had a radicam imam on their radar and believe he may have overseen the cell that carried out the attacks. They raided his house over the weekend looking for DNA samples to see if he was one of the two grease spots scraped off of the walls at the Alcanar bomb factory that blew up. We can only hope.

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  26. Lucille says:

    Hope all the Stellarites have a lovely evening with a beautiful sunset…

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  27. jeans2nd says:

    Remember the Steubenville Rape Trial back in 2012? Anonymous intervened in that, even after Anonymous was told we had this one. Many, many people suffered who should not have.

    “Richmond is the father of Ma’lik Richmond, a former Steubenville Big Red football player who was found delinquent in a 2012 rape case.”

    “β€œThere’s absolutely no reason to believe there’s any connection whatsoever between Ma’lik Richmond and the actions of his father today,” (Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane) Hanlin said.”
    http://wtov9.com/news/local/suspect-named-in-courthouse-shooting

    Last month the SJWs threw fits b/c Y-Town State had allowed Malik on the football team. YSU was NCAA Champion something or other under Jim Tressel, before Tressel went to Ohio State and disgraced himself. Tressel is now YSU president and still widely loved here.

    Anyway, Malik was forced to sit the bench this year b/c of the SJWs, denying Malik a full year of scouting opportunities, etc., and a chance to start over. But there is no connection whatsoever.
    Did you know gerbils also eat their young?
    Thanks for the eclipse vids, Stella. Just another day in paradise here.
    Be Blessed.

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  28. Lucille says:

    GOOD NEWS! Recommended reading by The White House West Wing Reads….

    “Youth Summer Unemployment Rate Declines to 17-Year Low”
    Participation rate for youths was 60.6 percent in July 2017
    http://freebeacon.com/issues/youth-summer-unemployment-rate-declines-17-year-low/

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  29. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Apropos of nothing. Make music with anything in reach.

    Like

  30. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Pure genius.

    Like

  31. Wooly Covfefe says:

    It’s raining here. So I’m just listening to music.

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  32. Wooly Covfefe says:

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  33. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Sho’ nuff. Tell you what.

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  34. 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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  35. Lucille says:

    May justice be done!

    Money-Gruber: Obamacare’s sneering architect caught with his hand in the till
    By Monica Showalter – August 21, 2017

    Remember Jonathan Gruber?
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/moneygruber_obamacares_sneering_architect_caught_with_his_hand_in_the_till.html

    Like

  36. Biblegateway’s Verse of the Day…

    Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

    Psalm 42:8 KJV

    I sit out on my fire escape and sing, and only God and Tripod hear me.

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