General Discussion, Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 1609: Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Oct 31, 1992 the Church apologizes to Galileo and admits it was wrong. Better late than never…

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  2. ImpeachEmAll says:

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  3. Lucille says:

    Apparently Galileo was also an accomplished painter. After looking in vain for examples of his art, I settled on a general overview of his genius…

    Galileoโ€™s Revolutionary Vision Helped Usher In Modern Astronomy
    The Italian scientist turned his telescope toward the stars and changed our view of the universe
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Galileos-Revolutionary-Vision-Helped-Usher-In-Modern-Astronomy-34545274/

    Galileo makes me think of the following…
    “Are the stars out tonight?
    I don’t care if it’s cloudy or bright,
    ’cause I only have eyes for you.
    I don’t care if I’m in a garden
    or on a crowed avenue.
    You are here, so am I,
    maybe millions of people pass by
    but they all slip away from view
    ’cause I only have eyes for you.”
    – (Hopefully the lyrics are correct since I wrote this from memory. LOL!)

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    One of the disadvantages of living rural is starting to raise its ugly head: reliance on satellite-based communications. Even though the hurricane is way southwest of us it’s throwing out small bubbles of thunderstorms thst go far enough in the atmosphere to kill the hi-def TV but are not close enough or strong enough to kill the regular definition…not yet.
    We gave up on satellite internet, expensive with crappy reception anytime a storm came around, and went to wi-fi when it became available. Still expensive but at least it was there when you needed it. Now we’re looking at the potential of some heavy storms, nowhere near as bad as Texas is expecting, but it brings to mind all of our positions out here were a big storm to hit. We’d have phone and limited internet but no ‘cable’ TV.
    You’d think that after the Feds spending two BILLION dollars in the last almost ten years to get reliable hi-speed internet to rural areas we’d have something but…oh what am I saying, it’s the government.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Interesting article about 5G;
      although a year or two away.

      https://www.pcmag.com/article/345387/

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    • G-d&Country says:

      There was a discussion of communications after Katrina, and how there were no local “regular” tv stations left to send local info out. Of course nothing was ever done about it as we went merrily towards all communications being at the whim of some gov’t official’s fingers on a computer keyboard. Next up is radio being moved to computers instead of over the airways, or even worse on that alexa spy device which is constantly advertised as a way to listen to radio.
      What’s funny is Mother Angelica, a nun born in the 1920’s, advocated getting your ham radio license. She also started a radio and TV station which is now the largest Catholic station in the world, broadcasting all over the world. All from a little nun with no communications experience. I think it’s such a hoot that she wanted it so much, and she actually did it!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Local TV stations were all flooded, stations out of town did pick up some local news folks and had them doing broadcasts but major problem was that there was zero electricity. The main power yards were all flooded, lines were down and the backup power plant in NOLA East was flooded badly.
        We were untouched by flooding on the Westbank of the river but it was still 23 October before we got power back. We were lucky as we had one road in and a few wildcat truckers brought gas in but we paid for it and it was a choice to use it fir generators or your vehicle.
        Took a while to get police radios back up, flooding and towers down, but cell companies brought in those emergency cell stations and set them up on high/dry spits until we could get the regular cell towers fixed and their generators refueled. We did have some CB and GMRS and there were hams but power was always an issue, you don’t realize how dependent you are on power until you are totally without it for nearly two months.

        Lesson learned, we have more rechargable batteries and solar panels now and will get a propane generator to power the house. We have a propane range and outlets built into the walls outside so we can cook and store food. We’ll be able to charge our cells so even in the midst of a major weather disaster we’ll be able to field calls from Indian pharmaceutical salespersons.

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  5. Lucille says:

    A couple of vids re the whole sanctuary city/state lawbreaking…

    “On Watch Live: Phoenix-Sanctuary City & Update on El Paso”
    Judicial Watch

    “Sanctuary Schools” 2017-08-24
    EWTN

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Oops, forgot to mention…

      By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

      August 25, 2017, 2:48:39 AM EDT

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Strengthening Harvey to bring
      life-threatening conditions to Texas

      8/25/2017 5:30:51 AM

      Hurricane Harvey continues to grow stronger in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds. Harvey is located about 180 miles southeast of Corpus Christi tracking to the northwest at under 10 mph. Harvey remains in an environment of low vertical wind shear, very high sea-surface temperatures and deep, moist, unstable air. Given these favorable conditions, Harvey should reach Category 3 hurricane strength later this morning.

      Harvey will make landfall as a Category 3 or perhaps even a Category 4 major hurricane along the lower coast of Texas early tomorrow morning. A hurricane of Category 3 strength or greater is a major hurricane. This could make Harvey the first major land falling hurricane in the U.S. since 2005.

      Harvey will generally move to the northwest over the next 24-48 hours and reach the Texas coast early Saturday morning. At the time of landfall, damaging winds of over 100 mph will lead to extensive property damage, power outages, and life-threatening conditions. Some power outages may last a week or more. Just to the northeast of Harvey’s landfall, a storm surge inundation of 6-12 feet will lead to significant coastal and bay flooding. Further strengthening will lead to higher storm surge inundation. Due to the slow movement of the storm, areas along the coast near where the system makes landfall will experience a prolonged period of hurricane-force winds, further adding to the damage.

      https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/atlantic

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  6. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Maybe I can pass the OLD West Point admission test in MATH………now I know why my slide ruler’s answers were always off………

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/24/3700-year-old-babylonian-tablet-rewrites-history-maths-could/

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  7. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Stella, thank you for posting the first telescope……..

    https://www.atnf.csiro.au/outreach/education/senior/astrophysics/galileo.html

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  8. joshua says:

    3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths – and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/24/3700-year-old-babylonian-tablet-rewrites-history-maths-could/

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  9. Found in GP comments here:

    I wish Jim Hoft’s crew would figure out a shorter way to link, without all that numerical hash. His site is a behemoth of wrong-code. Everything that is bad about the internet is on his place. Some great commenters, though. They have to be strong to endure GP’s platform and all the ensuing idiotic clickbait and scripts. I don’t know how they can stomach it all.

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning, Nyet and other Stellarites! Thank you Nyet, for providing my favorite food group of all – croissants and donuts!

      โ€œDo you know on this one block you can buy croissants in five different places? There’s one store called Bonjour Croissant. It makes me want to go to Paris and open up a store called Hello Toast.โ€ ~ Fran Lebowitz, journalist

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Oh, good. Breakfast is ready. I’m hungry. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Menagerie says:

      Exactly what I need to get me through the day. Delicious and high in protein!

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Mornin’ Nyet ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for BF! I need some coffee this morning to go with all that yummy food:

      and here’s some iced coffee for those who prefer it:

      Aaaah! bacon, chocolate donut, coffee ๐Ÿ™‚
      Funny story: When hubby was in Arizona at a job in the summer he went into a coffee shop and asked for iced coffee. It was after all over 100 degrees outside! They had no clue what he was talking about! Up north here you see people walking around with iced coffees even in a snow storm!

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Hi ‘n good morning Nyet, everyone! Here’s hoping for a productive and rewarding day for all of us! I’m clearing out items big and small I have acquired to do projects, which I know are likely to outlive me in their incomplete states. This apartment is full of good intentions that will never reach anything near a realized potential and I’ve renamed several of them Boat Anchors!

      Just coffee and some toast for me, Nyet, lest I get carbed out before getting in gear today!

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      • G-d&Country says:

        ” This apartment is full of good intentions that will never reach anything near a realized potential ” How true for me too – I’m at the “get rid of clutter and downsize stuff” stage. Hobbies etc. now have a limited space allowance. I am now forced to prioritize, which will in the end allow more time and space for what is important enough to be left after “the purge”. The less clutter, the more calm. That’s my motto.

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        • patternpuzzler says:

          “The less clutter the more calm.” I need to do that on a canvas… see how that works… add another project, lol!!!

          I love the motto! I’ll keep that in mind while I do my purge, for sure.

          Told my younger brother today I didn’t want to leave a mess for family members to have to clean out when I pass. Surprisingly, he gave me a bit of a leeway thought – he said after everyone takes what they want, they call an auctioneer n tells em to put everything in their next auction, and closed with “See how easy that is???” We’ll see what he thinks when I keep more than I otherwise would have, lol!!

          Glad to know I’m not alone in this purge stage – “keep/pitch/donate has to be one of the greatest quandries in life for people like us!!

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Good Morning NYE=
      Do I smell Bacon

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks for breakfast/lunch, Nyet. The plateful is good any time of the day. Yum!

      It’s almost noon here in the Pacific Daylight Time Zone, so this is being squeaked under the wire:

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    • lovely says:

      Good afternoon Nyet ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Nye!!!!!!!!! Evening Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoying my cup of BRC, Hotty Gram in the kitchen baking her famous award winning Blueberry Pies!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s fair week……..

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  11. michellc says:

    The things two year old boys say. ๐Ÿ™‚ My grandson got a pair of bunnies. He told me last night him and his mommy fed his bunnies and they were playing funny bunnies. (He’s dying laughing as he’s telling me) He goes on they were funny Nanny then my gray bunny had a heart attack, but it’s okay him still alive. That was so funny Nanny.

    I asked his Mommy if she told him the bunny had a heart attack and she said no, he was dying laughing and asking her what they were doing and she told him playing then it fell over and he said, “oh no mommy him done had a heart attack.”

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  12. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Good morning Stellars!

    Click for full. I always loved the line on the trailer:

    “The Quality Egg People”. Not like those riff-raff, hoi polloi Egg People at all. Certainly not like the Egg People in the horror movie ideas I’ve had about over the years. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hey, its my backyard for ten years. You see a single phrase every day, multiple times for ten and see what happens. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The bricks in this photo, in my alley, are 130 or more years old. Photogs take seniors in HS all over it for their senior photos. Very old is very photogenic.

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    • Menagerie says:

      I really like this one. There is something about pictures like this that compels you. What happened here, what people worked here, what if we had a picture with all the people who worked here bustling in and out among the trailers and old buildings. Warehouses?

      It kind of reminds me of the old farmer’s market where my dad’s business was. Buildings and trailers, but not that dense. And lots of roofed concrete stalls for the farmers to set out their boxes and baskets.

      Also, I used to sell lumber and millwork, very high end windows and doors. I’ve always had a love of old houses, and that really intensified it. I love old brick houses. If you were really lucky, you would occasionally come across one that had the original glass in the windows, wavy, maybe a bubble or two in it. And original wood floors, usually very narrow oak or maple, hard as a rock, and high ceilings with stately trim.

      Rare to find an untouched old beauty like that, but, oh, how wonderful when you did. In my mind I always saw children racing up and down the stairs, mom and dad in their chairs by the fire, and a cook in the kitchen, the whole house smelling of fresh bread and fragrant tea.

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      • That old glass is a fluid, like taffy. A very slow fluid. It’s neat to find windows with millimeter open gaps at the top, because they’ve sagged over the years. Women know what I mean. Our newer glass doesn’t do that. At least not in less than a million years.

        (braces self)

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        The building you’re looking at was Hale’s Department Store. The guy still owns, Monopolyโ„ข-style that whole section of the block, corner to corner. He lives in Cali, I guess.

        The building is abandoned above the first floor. I think it should be torn down. The first floor is florists and clothes stores and handbag stores and jewelry stores and barber shops.

        I kindly kick kids off the rooftops every now and then, by telling them it’s private property. They’re just looking for cool places to explore, I know, and to smoke funny things. We did it too. Been illicitly on many rooftops myself, in my early years. For the same reasons.

        Tripod lives in a hole in the reddest wall in the right-middle of the last pic, when the weather is inclement. I’ve illicitly shoveled a path through three-foot-deep snow to that hole in the past, which pics I believe I posted to CTH a few years ago.

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    • Lucille says:

      Old can remain beautiful foreverโ€ฆthanks, Wooly, for the lovely photos.

      Somewhere in Tuscanyโ€ฆ

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    • lovely says:

      Really beautiful Wooly it is brimming with unspoken life.

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  13. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Two nights ago, sunset on the pier.

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  14. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Two more from Wednesday night that I love:

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      In all those shots, you can see at least one person standing there and taking pictures. Everyone’s a photographer now.

      I’m the only one on my belly.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        “Iโ€™m the only one on my belly.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Mornin’ Wooly. Lovely pics. What a clear sky in all of them!

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          Clouds make better sunsets, with more color, but people do too.

          Every one of these pics is a pic of a person, or four, taking pictures of the sunset.

          I’m on my belly, using a conduit (which is steel and encases the electrical wires to the lighthouse itself) as a stabilizer for the phone. And as a cool shot which nobody thought of. There are many big puddles on the pier, so I lay on my belly where the puddles aren’t, and us them for their reflectivity. Because, why not?

          I need a better camera.

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            Every one of these pics is a pic of a person, or four, taking pictures of the sunset.

            I forgot to add, or just enjoying themselves on the pier, and being friendly.

            The unfriendly people are home, watching TV.

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            • Wooly Covfefe says:

              I don’t mean to be flip by saying that, either.

              Everyone who would go to the end of a long pier for sunset is friendly.

              In my experience. Never met a mean person there, and then. Just cool folks.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Yes, I need a better camera too. I broke mine when I fell and broke my arm in 3 places. Now I just have a drugstore vivitar, but it can’t take pictures with any definition close-up, far away, or in the dark. Beach camera is where I bought my last one. They were helpful. I can’t stand cameras without an eyepiece. That’s a big thing I want. Any camera suggestions under maybe $400. anyone?

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            • Wooly Covfefe says:

              An eyepiece? I prefer a big huge screen, myself.

              I’m waiting until tax returns. And I’m going to get one with IP access, so I can upload with it, and not have to remove a memory card, put it in my PC, and then upload.

              I’m sure they exist. We’ll see.

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                • Wooly Covfefe says:

                  The thing I like about my phone is that I can immediately upload the photos to Imgur, even out on the pier. When I get home, I can immediately log in to Imgur and edit and show you the photos. No cables.

                  That’s why I’m searching for a camera-camera (not a phone) that has Android and WiFi. And better optics than mine.

                  I don’t even know what ISO means, only how to fiddle with it, and go “Oh Cool!” “Save!”

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              • nyetneetot says:

                I actually went out of my way to find a high end 2007 digital camera for Mrs. Nyet. No radio,WiFi,bluetooth,Facebook,Android, Nothing. It’s a camera. I’m OK with the cable transfer. I’m not OK with photos I don’t want shared somehow magically making on to the Internet or the camera hosting a full blown personal computer operating system that is insecure and unmanaged. The smart phones are enough of a headache.

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  Exactly. Do you remember what type it was? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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                  • nyetneetot says:

                    Sure;

                    Pentax Optio VS20 16MP Digital Camera with 20X Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

                    You have to get SD cards that match the top of the line specifications in 2007-8 or you may end up without pictures or video. I think the 64GB cards I put in hold over 10K pictures and hours of video. The OEM batteries are difficult to source but there are lots of 3rd party makers. Pentax was bought by Richo shortly after and they released a new camera a year or two later using Optio design features.

                    Ricoh GR II Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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                • stella says:

                  I like my Canon with cable transfer too.

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                  • nyetneetot says:

                    I realized after I wrote that, I don’t use the cable either. I take the SD card out and use the media card slot on my notebook computer to do the transfer.

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                  • G-d&Country says:

                    Yes. Canons have long history of being good cameras. I thought my broken one was Canon, but I just went to check and it was Olympus. It was down to 2 when purchasing, so then the other was a Canon. I think it was more expensive so that’s why I purchased the Olympus.

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                  • stella says:

                    I have an Olympus auto film camera that I loved (the Super Zoom). It has a really good lens for a fairly inexpensive camera. I am no expert, and I don’t have the patience or expertise to use a really good SLR (and don’t really want to learn either.) My daughter has a digital Nikon SLR that she loves, but ends up using her camera phone half of the time at least.

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                • G-d&Country says:

                  Thanks. It does not look like it has an eyepiece though. I don’t understand how you can take outside pictures on an even somewhat sunny day. All I can see in my camera screen is a reflection of myself. I really don’t even know what I’m photographing.
                  Have you heard if the newer cameras are any good since purchase by Richo?
                  Has anyone bought a refurbished, used camera from a reputable camera store?
                  Thanks to all. A camera is a big investment. I may have to take my broken camera to be fixed, but there is nowhere around me. So far I have refused to go all the way into Boston to get it fixed.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  “…photos I don’t want shared..”. You running for a public office?

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            • lovely says:

              Nikon D3300, Do not let them up sell you to a package deal, 98% of people don’t use the second lens and the bag is too big and a bother to carry unless you plan on switching lenses often.

              It has an eye viewer I prefer it to the screen, not even sure if you can view through the screen for photography as I’ve never checked. You can view your pictures on the screens after you take them. It can be set up to transfer photos (with cable) and automatically delete them from your camera after the transfer.

              The lens has a variety of settings, auto, manual, macro, portrait, low light, scenic, and some others.

              Automatic built in flash if you want to use it. Flash extension is available if you want to do serious photography.

              One other tip don’t buy the $20.00 lens protecter that people use even while taking photos you’re putting a cheap piece of glass over a $200.00 lens and it dose make a difference.

              It’s a hobby of mine ๐Ÿ™‚ .

              It’s a very versatile, easy to use camera.

              Neighbor’s flowers

              Pumpkin field

              Buds

              Waterlily

              Lake and clouds

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    • ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  15. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  16. G-d&Country says:

    Good Morning to Stella, and all the other Stellarites ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pic of the telescope. Wasn’t it made beautifully?
    This choice of painting was inspired by Lucille’s post yesterday about Down’s syndrome children, how most are aborted in this country (100% in Iceland, & they’re proud of that), how they give us joy, and are a blessing. In my church growing up there was a couple with a down’s syndrome son who lived to be in his 40’s which was unusual back then. His parents were older, and despite planning, and working for his future, were worried about who would take care of him if they died first. The priest made sure everyone knew, without coming right out and saying it, that we all were to help if that should happen. I remember when you saw a down’s syndrome person you would make the sign of the cross because they possessed an innocence that made them closer to God. Now they are aborted. I fear with scientists now editing human genes we will actually devolve, losing our humanity. I have had medical problems my entire life. Once when I was just fed up with being sick and in pain, my friend said to me maybe my illness is a test by God of those around me. It has been said many times, in many ways we are judged by how we treat the least of us. These people who would kill off all down’s syndrome babies are not perfect either. They forget that once one group is deemed OK to kill it expands, eventually to them, probably when old. This takes away our normal human love, and therefore our humanity, and there is just too much of that visible in today’s “culture”

    Mary Cassatt ‘Mother and child 3 , Bond of Love’
    [sorry for the long post Stella]

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  17. czarowniczy says:

    Well, if I were the Trump Whitehouse I’d have my writers getting answers ready for the already-written complaints about how I reacted to the Harvey mess in Texas.

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    • WeeWeed says:

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Bring your brooms, mops and shovels. Sorta like after Katrina when a few Leftists showed up but were mostly involved in complaining and political activities. Much of the volunteer reconstruction was done by church and college groups, nary an Antifas with dirt under their fingernails.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      “Donald Trump hates black people!!!” — Kanye West, two days hence.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Maybe Trump should invite Kanye to stay at Mar-a-Lago, as he has other blacks, so Kanye can see how those rich Palm Beach Democrsts treat their sheep.

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      • Lucille says:

        Actually Kanye supported Donald Trump, though he never said he was going to vote for him. I’m pretty sure Trump-the-candidate met with West right after he got out of the hospital. You could see he was still mentally shaken (apparently he had a breakdown) and our man was very supportive of him as he is of everyone who is down, either physically or mentally.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          Kanye had his breakdown because he needed clicks and attention. He is becoming irrelevant. New media and indie producers are replacing him. Kanye is a microcosm of the MSM.

          He is also MKUltra-programmed. And started to realize it. He’ll be back in the fold, though.

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  18. Wooly Covfefe says:

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  19. stella says:

    H/T Instapundit:

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  20. stella says:

    Do you know a college student interested in an internship at the White House? Applications now being accepted for 2018:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh_20170823_nan

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  21. czarowniczy says:

    Sitting here watching weather talking heads standing in the rain and wind on the Texas coadt whining about how local residents doing the same thing are (here I paraphrase for brevity) stupid, ig’nernt and totally oblivious to the dangers for doing the same. Can’t tell what’s worse, having the storm or the attendant flood of talking heads hit.

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    • lovely says:

      Media’s already blaming President Trump. They are asking Tom Bossert (White House Advisor on Homeland Security) if Trump is going to repeat the mistakes made in 2005 with Katrina, asking if President Trump will preemptively declare a state of emergency, asking why POTUS is not canceling his trip to Camp David and all the while not a word about Obama’s total failure to aid the victims of Sandy.

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      • stella says:

        And the media was reminded that the lead is, and should be, the governors of the states affected, and that the Federal government would support them in whatever ways they require.

        ADD: It was also pointed out that Camp David is 40-45 minutes away.

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        • lovely says:

          I just tuned in so I missed the part about the governors but he is doing a good job, he keeps repeating to the jackals that the people in the path of the hurricane need be prepared and if that means evacuating to evacuate.

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        • lovely says:

          Now they are asking him how President Trump should behave before, during and after the hurricane. What was Obama doing before, during and after Sandy? I’ll take “Looking to use Sandy and those suffering from it to his political advantage” for $2000 Alex.

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            If I were Trump, I’d go to the Gulf Coast, right now, throw my hands up, and command the storm to hit Central America instead, and it would. Because I’m Trump, and I can command hurricanes just like Bush did. Then, Mexico would be inundated with Refugees from South of the border, and they would learn what we deal with, daily.

            But alas! I’m not Trump.

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  22. stella says:

    Online courses train the next generation of credit card criminals

    https://betanews.com/2017/07/19/credit-card-crime-training/

    In Russian only, for now.

    E-learning courses costing under $1,000 are giving aspiring cyber criminals the potential to make $12k a month, based on a standard 40-hour working week according to new research.

    The study from digital risk management company Digital Shadows finds the courses, available to Russian speakers only, last for six weeks and comprise 20 lectures with five expert instructors. The course includes webinars, detailed notes and course material at a cost of RUB 45,000 ($745), plus $200 for course fees.

    With the average Russian earning under $700 a month, it’s easy to see why the potential to earn 17 times as much might be attractive.

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    Nancy Pelosi has dementia. I am certain of it. SMH

    “Pelosi Very Confused: You โ€™Canโ€™t Shout Wolf in a Crowded Theaterโ€™”
    To her credit, itโ€™s the same number of letters as fire.

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/pelosi-very-confused-you-cant-shout-wolf-crowded-theater

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Sadly I agree she has dementia. My mom developed dementia after a head injury from a freak car accident. I notice a lot of the same signs: the way her eyes flutter, hesitation in speech, confusing words, people, and memories etc. Her darting, fluttering eyes were worse about 18 months ago, then they must have adjusted her meds. Now she is just deteriorating, and I don’t think it can be fixed by adjusting meds. I wonder how long they’ll prop her up, and what excuses they’ll give when she can no longer speak rationally at all. It’s so sad she feels the need to hold onto power so much she would spend her remaining time doing this.

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      • joshua says:

        everyone it too kind to Nance….she is merely a dottering old idiot….no sympathy…may she have only Obamacare in her older age….

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        • G-d&Country says:

          I’m not feeling sorry for her, in fact I’m saying it is sad that she is so power hungry in the choices she makes that she doesn’t even see what she is missing out on, but maybe her family at this point does not want much to do with her. I guess I don’t like calling anyone a dottering old idiot – I’m probably going to be one soon enough! I also know many dottering old “idiots” that were once wonderful people.
          My dad always said when someone he thought was awful died : “May (insert name here) go to their just reward”, or “(name) has gone to their just reward”. Then when people who thought the deceased was great made a fuss of how awful his comment was he’d say “Why? I thought you thought they were wonderful. So you’re now admitting they may NOT be going to Heaven?”.
          “may she have only Obamacare in her older age” – Agreed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • lovely says:

      I think Nancy meant Wolf Blitzer won’t take her to the movies anymore.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    NWS is reporting Harvey’s now a cat 3. Get your pencils and note pads together, almost 12 years after Katrina and the various Federal agencies charged with its record keeping STILL can’t agree on windspeeds during the storm.

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  25. joshua says:

    WOLF WOLF WOLF ah, I mean…WOLFIRE WOLFIRE ah, I mean…impeach the WOLF

    call the asylum ambulance…this lady has lost whatever she might have had in the coco.

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  26. Lucille says:

    “Podesta Group Retroactively Files Additional DOJ Disclosures for Pro-Putin Work”
    Since the media love talking about Russia…
    8.25.2017 – by Hannah Mayer
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/podesta-group-retroactively-files-additional-doj-disclosures-pro-putin-work

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  27. lovely says:

    Prayers for all our Stellars’ in the path of Harvey.

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  28. lovely says:

    Absolutely love the photo of Galileo’s telescope. Thanks Stella.

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  29. lovely says:

    This makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch it.

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  30. czarowniczy says:

    Watching live coverage from channel 3 in Corpus, wierd…it’s like a Katrina redux.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      This is better than the other stuff today.

      Can you sing out loud to hurricane coverage on TV news?

      I suppose you could. I prolly could. But why?

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    • lovely says:

      Wooly have I ever told you I saw Hall and Oats when I was about 20 years old?

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        I am envious. Daryl is my muse, and his show is incredible.

        One of my muses, anyhow. There are many.

        Music keeps getting better. Despite what people who think Zeppelin and The Who and Hendrix were, and will forever be, insurmountable think. Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark, Jr., and Daryl prove them wrong every day. So does John Mayer. So do a hundred other artists in my playlists. Tower of Power is music at its finest.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          There is a station out of Chicago, B-103, that we listen to at work a few days a week. Great soul music, from today and yesterday. No white people allowed. No Daryl hall.

          Strange, that. It’s hard not to notice that B-103 doesn’t play any white soul singers or players. Just black ones. No Daryl Hall. No John Mayer. No Joe Bonamassa. No Mayer Hawthorne. No Mayer Hawthorne? For real? They call themselves a R&B station?

          Lies. They’re a black station, first and foremost. They give not a crap about music.

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          • Wooly Covfefe says:

            No Simply Red, not on B-103. He’s not black, therefore he’s not soul.

            These people are insane, and don’t know what they’re missing.

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    • patternpuzzler says:

      Great rendition, Wooly – Thanks.

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      • Wooly Covfefe says:

        There are so many great versions of that piece, it’s astonishing.

        Even Withers has an acoustic version that’s incredible. When he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie Wonder sang it, while Bill just sat next to him and tapped his feet and smiled. Withers is a very humble man. Stevie did it justice, and then some.

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        • Wooly Covfefe says:

          I don’t agree with his politics, but I know what he’s seen.

          Darkness. Lots of it, in his industry.

          I would shine his shoes, even though he wouldn’t see how good a job I did.

          This was hard to watch. Stevie Wonder crying? Man, oh man.

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  31. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  34. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Thank you Stella!!!!!!!

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  35. stella says:

    Trump Likely to End DACA Immigrant Program

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-likely-end-daca-immigrant-program-n796091

    President Donald Trump appears likely to pull the plug on DACA, the Obama-era program allowing young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children to remain here, several government officials said Friday.

    Administration officials said Friday that the Homeland Security secretary, Elaine Duke, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed the program with senior officials Thursday during a meeting at the White House. Sessions has been a consistent opponent of the program.

    As many as 1 million immigrants could be affected.

    Trump is said to be weighing whether to let DACA gradually expire or end it immediately, but the officials said it is not yet clear which option Trump may choose.

    The program “continues to be under review,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters Friday.

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  36. stella says:

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  37. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Very interesting article on Trump/Deep State Thoughts?

    http://dystopiausa.com/left-political-death-throes/

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    • lovely says:

      Great article Col. and spot on in my opinion.

      They know what awaits them in the future.

      They need to bring about 1984 soon or lose power forevermore.

      Or worse. They fear the awakening populace.

      It is coup time or noose time; they are attempting to rile up the useful idiots of both ideological extremes with paranoia and disinformation in one massive play of identity politics to help undermine the duly-elected leader of the United States โ€“ the man who kept them from a total victory.

      And that leader has all the dirt on them now.

      The core of the truth that we are watching unfold is right in those words. We are seeing a battle that President Trump has been preparing for, for decades and all his opponents have been caught off guard. I mean President Elect Trump had Mitt Romney groveling at his feet after candidate Trump said “If I told Mitt to get on his knees he would have gotten on his knees.

      And that leader has all the dirt on them now I have been saying this ever since candidate Trump revealed Lindsey Grahm’s cell phone number. Trump always, always has motivation behind his words and actions and often he has a specific target in mind and the target hears it loud and clear. We hear the general statement and it makes us smile, the target hears the specific threat and it makes them shudder.

      We are witnessing a time in history when the elites are waking up with more fear than that movie producer in The Godfather did who woke up with a severed horse head in his bed.

      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!__Hillary Clinton

      Funny I picture Hillary wild eyed, typing that line over and over again like Jack in The Shinning. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!
      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!
      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!
      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!
      “If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!

      Bingo.

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  38. Lucille says:

    This is a fun YouTube channel. It’s a wonder it hasn’t been de-monetized.

    Metal Detecting Finds Confederate Relics And Incredible Discoveries In Someone’s Backyard!!
    Civil War Unearthed Channel

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