General Discussion, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Village of Beer, Devon (South coast)

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117 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Such a nice photo! Cozy little village, all swept and clean and pretty.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Lucille says:

    Good Morning, Stella and all the Stellars….

    More photos of Beer…

    Liked by 5 people

    • Lburg says:

      Hi Lucille! I had to laugh at myself – thought it would be pics of – you know – beer!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Col(R)Ken says:

        Is there beer in Beer?

        Liked by 3 people

      • auscitizenmom says:

        LOL Me, too.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Lucille says:

        LOL! How about this delicious recipe…

        One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this silky-smooth chocolate cake. The cream cheese frosting reminds us of the foamy head on a perfectly poured pint.

        β€’ 1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
        β€’ 1/2 cup butter, cubed
        β€’ 2 cups sugar
        β€’ 3/4 cup baking cocoa
        β€’ 2 eggs, beaten
        β€’ 2/3 cup sour cream
        β€’ 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
        β€’ 2 cups all-purpose flour
        β€’ 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
        β€’ TOPPING:
        β€’ 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
        β€’ 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
        β€’ 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

        Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

        In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

        Bake at 350Β° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan.

        In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat). Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

        Originally published as Chocolate Guinness Cake in Country Woman February/March 2011, p41

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      • Lucille says:

        LOL! Hi, Lburg! Have a couple of Stouts on me.

        Liked by 2 people

      • stella says:

        Supposedly, the name Beer is not derived from the drink, but from the Old English word bearu, meaning “grove” and referring to the original forestation that surrounded the village.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Interesting article:

    The Bells of Barcelona Toll for Europe

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Lburg says:

    Thank you Stella for posting such beautiful photographs.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. 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!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  8. Lburg says:

    ‘Morning Nyet – thanks for Breakfast! Gooood morning all. Chores to do today. Arg.

    β€œMy second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” ~ Erma Bombeck

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  9. ImpeachEmAll says:

    A little something to stir the lefties… πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  10. G-d&Country says:

    Morning everyone. I’m supposed to be working, so I’ll just post and run this doggie painting by Otto Eerelman Enjoy, and have a great day!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Business as usual…

    The notice describes the contract as a “sole source order,” meaning Equifax is the only company deemed capable of providing the service. It says the order was issued to prevent a lapse in identity checks while officials resolve a dispute over a separate contract.

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle blasted the IRS decision.

    “In the wake of one of the most massive data breaches in a decade, it’s irresponsible for the IRS to turn over millions in taxpayer dollars to a company that has yet to offer a succinct answer on how at least 145 million Americans had personally identifiable information exposed,” Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told POLITICO in a statement.

    The committee’s ranking member, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), piled on: “The Finance Committee will be looking into why Equifax was the only company to apply for and be rewarded with this. I will continue to take every measure possible to prevent taxpayer data from being compromised as this arrangement moves forward.”

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Let’s not forget the 2.5 million extra identities compromised Equifax missed but a contractor found. Or how another source found that the site Equifax set up to let people check if their identities was unsecure and easily hacked. Or that if you sign up for their credit blocking service to protect your butt that you may also be agreeing to be excluded from any civil suits for damages that may be filed. Or how the free credit monitoring you get for one year from Equifax may end up being charged to you if you want to use it after that year’s up.
      Story I read from a Fed source said that the contract was awarded as the IRS certified that only Equifax was capable of providing the service, so no competition was required. No word from Experion or Transunion on what they have to say about that.


      • stella says:

        Equifax withdrew the requirement about civil suits when signing up for credit monitoring.

        I would be interested to hear from Trans Union and Experian too. My own experience is that Equifax is unprofessional and difficult to deal with.

        Liked by 1 person

        • czarowniczy says:

          I do believe they withdrew that recently, after it was discovered. Still haven’t said if they’ll charge or not charge for a second or subsequent years on their ‘protection’ against losses from their own screwup.

          Liked by 1 person

  12. That about sums up AT commenters, Stella’s, AoSHQ morons, CTH Treepers, and a few million other truth-seekers. Before the internet it was the library and microfiche archives, shortwave and CB Radio versus the Television and Radio push.

    Pull or push: Do you pull truth in by reading, or do you get it pushed to you? I know that all of you exemplify the former, by long experience.

    I once likened a good friend of mine, to his face, that he was like a child in a high-chair getting spoon-fed. Oh, how mad he got. Epic tantrum. Surprised he didn’t attack me physically.

    He thinks the internet is brainwashing. He’s been brainwashed to think that.

    TV and NPR are the truth.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Folks, I don’t know what to think about all this, really.

    The guy who plays Borat proved that one person can influence the way people think about what is real. When you see the vids about this massacre, you also see gigantic banners advertising magician/performer Criss Angel’s magic show, called “Believe” (At that giant pyramid building). Criss also proved, and does so for a living, that one guy (with a dedicated team) can fool pretty much anyone.

    I’m very conflicted about Sandy Hook. I’m a bad, bad person for thinking that the thing was all crisis actors, and that nobody died in that elementary school, except for maybe Lanza.

    Now I’m conflicted again about this.


    • stella says:

      Wooly, don’t feed the people who make these videos. I have also seen pics that say he looks like the guy who shot Steve Scalise.

      Conspiracy theorists are usually doing these videos for the purpose of making money. Another is to gain notoriety. They don’t have all the facts. They don’t know any more than the rest of us, usually. And they make things up.

      Let’s wait and see. The Sheriff is very competent and I have been told that his department is known for their professionalism. Much of the info I am getting comes from people who live there/lived there, who have stayed in the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor, who are very familiar with the area.

      Liked by 3 people

      • joshua says:

        I am reading that “face recognition” computer software is unable to positively 100 % identify children as their faces are not even close to a constant.

        and I do not intend to ride in a driverless auto in my lifetime…heck, dangerous enough with a commercial pilot, a union busdriver, or an union train engineer…..

        but, not to drone on and one……

        Liked by 3 people

    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      A little video showing someone
      in the “know” who did not like
      the red flags he experienced
      watching the coverage. You
      watch; you decide. Your life.
      Your opinion in your mind. πŸ˜‰


      • Seriously LOL @ 38:10+

        I wish I could take a screenshot. It’s fake Col. Potter, Barney Fife, and some random pothead, all in a row. Who’s the guy with the skullie on the far right?

        That whole event was a goat rodeo.


  14. Jest because! 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Lucille says:


    Pentagon severs all ties with SPLC, after using group’s training materials on β€œextremism”
    October 3, 2017 2:21 PM By Robert Spencer

    Has any Stellar read this anywhere else? It’s not getting any media coverage anyway that I’ve seen, but then I don’t watch TV at all.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Lucille says:

    White House Photo of the Day….

    President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit the USS Kearsage | October 3, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

    Liked by 3 people

  17. facebkwallflower says:

    liberal privilege explained:

    Liked by 2 people

  18. 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.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. stella says:

    WARNING: Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is the Future Your Liberal Friends Want

    O’Brien then goes on to tell Winston that they do not want to punish him but β€œTo cure you! To make you sane! … We are not interested in those stupid crimes that you have committed. The Party is not interested in the overt act: the thought is all we care about. We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

    That exchange, found in chapter II of Part Three, is chilling in its similarities to what’s currently taking place in our society. Whenever you hear someone use the word “woke,” sub in “sane” and imagine 1984’s O’Brien doing the speaking. It will be a smooth substitution.

    Another parallel is in liberals’ embrace of doublespeak.

    Expressing their version of “two plus two equals five”, liberals would not only have us believe but accept as an unassailable doctrine that a boy can be a girl, and vice-versa. Liberals who once touted Venezuela as a shining and successful example of socialism now claim that economically devastated Venezuela was never actually a socialist country. The progressive European Union ignores the violence in Spain, saying instead, in the tweeted words of the vice president of the European Parliament Ramon Luis Valcarcel, β€œToday we have witnessed a nationalistic propaganda act, undemocratic; a coup attempt against Spanish democracy, and so a coup against Europe.”

    The police batons coming down on the heads of unarmed women waiting in line to vote is “democracy”; the women voting are not, according to the EU. Classic liberal doublespeak…

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  20. stella says:

    Tropical depression/possible hurricane headed towards Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama/Georgia.


  21. ImpeachEmAll says:

    PJ singing Jingle Bells a little early
    and very, very happy to do so… πŸ˜‰


  22. stella says:


  23. auscitizenmom says:

    Went with my friend to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It is Kingsman 2. My friend had seen Kingsman 1 and liked it. I read a critique on 2 and decided I probably could manage to sit through it and she wanted to see it so badly. Badly is the operative word.

    We sat through the interminably long previews and then the too-loud movie started. After a super long (in my opinion), violent, car chase scene it eventually went into a scene where a man was fed into a grinder. I wasn’t watching by then. I had covered my eyes. Thank goodness, that was too much for her and she stood up and was ready to leave. 😯 We got refund tickets for another movie.


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