General Discussion, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Badain Jaran Desert, China

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150 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    Thread photo theme association:

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Tea quote from a classic Hollywood star:

    The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently and nothing can be done, and no move made, until “a nice cup of tea” is quickly made. There is no question that it brings solace and does steady the mind. What a pity all countries are not so tea-conscious. World-peace conferences would run more smoothly if “a nice cup of tea”, or indeed, a samovar were available at the proper time.

    –Marlene Dietrich–

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  3. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Fast week!

    Tipsy Tuesday, already?!

    Someone seems to be getting an early start for the Holiday Season. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Menagerie says:

    Good morning everyone. Beautiful day yesterday, another to follow today.

    Follow up from yesterday’s’s discussion on this young man’s death. Some good information here. I believe that his efforts to convert Muslims will bear some fruit for those who follow his advice. In my mind I can’t help but contrast his tone, his heart, his advice, with that of Ann Barnhardt. Who is more likely to reach a questing soul?

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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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™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    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’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  7. Gary says:

    Good morning everyone.

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  8. lovely says:

    I love the smell of oligarchs crashing and burning in the morning.

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    • It was surprising to learn that Paul Manafort was working for the Podesta Group!!!! 😳 It will be interesting to see if he actually gets indicted, but he lives or did live in Trump Tower and he was being wiretapped, so Trump is right again! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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      • lovely says:

        Manafort was working for the Posdesta Group? I have been super busy and only saw the headlines android some very superficial reading. Brutus’ everywhere.

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        • Interesting…

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          • lovely says:

            I’ve been trying to find more information out about Manfafort and Podesta.

            There are earlier articles that make vague connections and say basically about the same thing that CNN reported. Tenuous connection is what I’m finding.

            So from the CNN article;

            The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine was formed in 2012 by three senior members of the Party of Regions, a pro-Russia party led by President Viktor Yanukovych and advised by Manafort.

            A firm was being advised by both Manafort and the Podesta group but I don’t see where there is a merging of Manafort and the Podesta group.

            It seems that CNN is asking us to believe that the Podesta Group was working in opposition to the Obama administration.

            According to CNN The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine was a client of Tony Podesta’s lobby group.

            Yet that assertion is brought into question in the same article.

            The center played both sides of the aisle in US politics, also hiring Manafort’s consulting firm and a Republican-leaning lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs.

            Marin, the Podesta spokesman, said his firm’s work for the center was supervised by Manafort’s consulting associate Rick Gates.

            The center paid Mercury $720,000 and the Podesta Group $1 million from 2012 to 2014.

            Hmmm….. it sounds like a story that CNN is hoping is true, they simply state that Marin (Podesta’s spokesman) said Podesta’s firm was supervised by Manafort’s consulting associate Rick Gates. Maybe I am just dull or tired but I’m not following the dots.

            Not to mention CNN lies 😎.

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            • Col(R)Ken says:

              Well, well, well,

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            • I haven’t had time to look into it. I don’t like to think Manafort had some concerning business deals, but I’m glad you looked at it closer. Maybe all this will backfire on CNN and the DNC and they were sthe Podesta Group. It’s kind of mind boggling. I’ve pulled back a bit from politics because I’m tired of the attacks on our president. I’m ready for all the crazy investigations to come to an end and for President Trump to be allowed to do his job without having to fight everyone. Trump knew Trump Tower was wiretapped. I believe Manafort was let go about the same time. I hope we get clear answers about all of this. Sorry if this is rambling , but I’m writing this at 4:30 am because I randomly woke up. πŸ˜‰

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  9. For Impeach, from last night’s open thread, regarding Joe Bonamassa:

    Cannot help but wonder how Joe B would sound if guitar were unplugged.

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    To me this is a ‘must see:

    It’s a compilation of experiences by foreign ISIS volunteers confronting the reality of what ISIS is. It’s one of those few ‘based on true events’ things that actually hits home, I think I’m going yo buy a copy just to have it to show when I need to. Well worth the time spent watching, don’t expect this series to win any CAIR TV/movie awards.

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  11. stella says:

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  12. Wow!!!! Second big earth quake for Mexico in just a two week time period.

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    Sitting here watching The State and eating pork ribs. Infidel uvulates while dipping rivs into bbq sauce.


  14. 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.

    And, Lord, we pray for all the people who have been affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.


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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    I find it somewhat amusing that the Germans are surprised by the fact that she faces the death penalty. This in a country that stones women to death for having been raped. Obviously the Germans weren’t paying attention.

    “German β€˜ISIS Bride’ Faces Death Penalty in Iraq”
    “The 16-year-old was part of the notorious all-female Sharia Brigade.”

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  16. Wooly Covfefe says:

    Good night, Stellars.


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