General Discussion, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Dehesa de Moncayo Natural Park near Zaragoza, Spain

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  1. Lucille says:

    A few beautiful autumn-themed items for your display cabinet…Emile Galle Vases (French glassmaker)

    Opalescent on the inside…Circa 1905

    Acid-etched…Art Nouveau

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  2. G-d&Coutry says:

    So as I previously posted, I had a couple of hundred trees cut down. Last winter the original tree company asked me to number trees in order of importance to be cut, hence the 0’s 1’s and 2’s on trees in my back yard photo.
    Then a deer wandered by and ….
    β€˜Hank’s PTSD kicks in as he remembers his last words to Hal…’

    “Bummer of a birthmark Hal”.
    The Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson was what I was going to post here for my artwork of the day post, but sigh: In 2013 Larson has asked his fans not to repost his work on the internet. In a public letter, he told fans his work was too personal and important to him to have others take control of it.
    So you’ll just have to remember the visual β€œpunch line” !
    Gary Larson (born 1950) is an American cartoonist. Larson was born and raised in Washington state. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in communications. He also played guitar and banjo. Larson said his family has “a morbid sense of humor”, and that he was influenced by the “paranoid” sense of humor of his older brother, Dan. Dan played pranks on Gary, Dan “scared the hell out of me” whenever he could, Gary said, but Dan also nurtured Gary’s love of scientific knowledge. They caught animals and placed them in terrariums.
    Larson was working in a music store when he finally realized how much he hated his job. He then decided to try cartooning. In 1979 Larson submitted his work to The Seattle Times where it was accepted and published weekly. To supplement his income, Larson worked for the Humane Society as a cruelty investigator. Larson thought he could increase his income by selling his strip to another newspaper, so he pitched his work to the San Francisco Chronicle. To his surprise, the Chronicle bought the strip and promoted it for syndication, renaming it The Far Side. The Seattle Times then dropped it. Themes in The Far Side were often surreal, such as β€œHow cows behave when no human watches”. In 1987, Larson married Toni Carmichael, an anthropologist. Early in their relationship, Carmichael became his business manager. “She’s my pit bull, but she’s a nice one,” Larson has said. The Far Side ran for fifteen years, until Larson retired with his final strip published in 1995. His twenty-three books of collected cartoons have combined sales of more than forty-five million copies. Larson’s Far Side cartoons were also reproduced extensively. Far Side calendars, greeting cards, t-shirts, etc. are all discontinued.
    Larson was awarded the Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award by the National Cartoonists Society in 1985 and 1988, and the society’s Reuben Award for 1990 and 1994. Larson has been recognized for various individual strips by the Society in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larson is also an outspoken environmentalist. In 1989 a newly discovered insect species was named after Larson. He wrote: “I considered this an extreme honor. Besides, I knew no one was going to write and ask to name a new species of swan after me. You have to grab these opportunities when they come along.” A butterfly was also named after him.
    So no more Larson NON-pictures!
    Have a great day everyone πŸ™‚

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    • Gil says:

      I miss far side so much. And Calvin and Hobbes. A favorite:

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Same here…Katrina didn’t ask though, felled between 11 and 14-thousand 20+ year old pines.
      ‘Birthmark’ cartoon is my #2 favorite, #1 is the ‘The real reason dinosaurs became extinct’ as Czarina had it posted when she was getting me to quit.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        I pray you were able to quit Czar. I watched two wonderful family members die from cancer from smoking.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          couldn’t leave the room unmanned. window

          Like

          • czarowniczy says:

            Wow! That was interesting…cursor suddenly started erasing what I’d written and posted in mid erase. Trick or treat.
            Anyway, was saying I knew the date right down to the exact minute I’d quit, I’d been a heavy smoker for years and it wasn’t easy to stop. I had a swing shift lone-operator position at a commo center that handled TS traffic so I couldn’t leave the room. I had my final Kool Unfiltered at 4:30 PM, 30 September 1980.
            We used to go into the bathroom, open the window and blow the smoke out of the window after they installed the huge Halon tanks and sensors in the main room. Used to be able to smoke at our break/dinner area off in the corner. I had them take the key for the window with them so that I couldn’t open it…I was trapped. Also, at shift end I walked the two miles home instead of driving, and bussed in/walked home every day for a month.
            Cigarettes were an old and dear friend, and breaking up is hard to do.

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  3. Lucille says:

    Dems Said Trump Jr. Deserved Jail for Russian Collusion, But Clinton Justified for Doing Same
    It’s fun watching them squirm in their own cesspool of hypocrisy.
    10.25.2017 – Trey Sanchez
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/dems-said-trump-jr-deserved-jail-russian-collusion-clinton-justified-doing-same

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  4. 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:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

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  7. G-d&Country says:

    These are 3 photos I took last year before the trees were cut. We tried to save as many maples as possible, and we were able to save these.

    blob:https://imgur.com/416878fd-4b78-4386-afa9-ad93d0e5035a

    blob:https://imgur.com/6f96101d-8b06-4b78-bf4b-9d7f127b4ba0

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Ok, apparently imgur deleted it before I posted. I’ll try again doing one pic per post.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Getting into winter here, leaves and vines are dropping leaves so we have to go out and thin our volunteer oaks and maples. Hurts to do it but it opens up the canopy and the hardwoods will rush in to spread out, shade the competition and head for the sky.
        We have had some great growth this year due to the wet spring and summer, long leaf pines did better than 18-inches and some of the oaks and maples we grew from seeds from Katrina-downed trees have really taken off. We’re planning on using the thinned trees that are thick enough for Christmas and New Years fires.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          That’s wonderful Czar. I’m glad your trees are coming back and doing well! It’s really nice you can have your own trees you cut yourself for Christmas. πŸ™‚

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          • czarowniczy says:

            just for bonfire burns, Southern pines make lousy christmas trees unless you’re doing a Charlie Brown Christmas.Everything else gets chipped and goes back to the soil.
            We’re sorta blessed with so many hardwoods and squirrels that self-replace what nature takes down. Our job’s just to thin them out for best growth. BTW, time of the year to be sweeping the tons of pine seeds off the porch.

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    • lovely says:

      Beautiful pictures G-d&Country !

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Thank you. I also enjoy your pics as well.
        I must admit that drugstore $50. Vivitar takes some good photos in the right light. Of course, out of about 20,000 pics over the past 4-5 years, a couple of hundred should hopefully be OK πŸ˜‰ There are light situations that just photograph strange. I’ll post them tomorrow. They are pretty, but odd. I’m still checking into cameras, and everyone’s advice on them. Different light, atmospherics, being able to take them quickly enough, and an EYEPIECE are important. In reviewing photos to post, I would say “what in the world was I taking a photo of?!”, and then I remembered most of the time, I can’t see what I’m taking a photo of!

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  8. John Denney says:

    As a teen, I had a friend named Reenee Zaragosa. I wonder if his family name derives from Zaragoza.
    I was an amateur coin collector at the time and met him in the local pizza parlor when I noticed he was paying his bill with pre-1965 silver coins. I offered to buy them from the cash register, but when the cashier refused, Reenee said no problem, he had plenty more. He took me to his house and showed me a trunk that had silver coins about two inches deep, and a long leather purse stuffed completely full of mercury dimes.
    His family valued silver coins more than paper dollars.
    Back then, a dollar would buy a quarter pounder, fries, and a chocolate malt. Or three gallons of gas, or 4 loaves of bread. A paper dollar won’t do that anymore, but a silver dollar still will.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Oh my! I hope he saved some of them!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Baxk when I worked at the Towers in Plam Beach (very early 70s) there used to be two residents who’d have me go to the bank next door and pick up a wagon load of bagged coins – dimes through half dollars. They’d spend their spare time digging thru the bags looking for silver coins. When they were done I or another would trundle the bags back, bank would count the coins, they’d get a check for the difference it would take to get whole bags and it would start over.
      They didn’t need the money from the coins, they just couldn’t stop from making money even though they were more than wealthy. They used to tell me “buy silver, buy silver, it will shoot through the roof soon!” I never thought much of it, especially as I had a family and money was tight, but just a few years later that Hunt family finagling that caused silver to inflate out of sight hit. Some you win, some you lose…

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  9. John Denney says:

    Good article about the Russian dossier and the network of cells subverting America. It does not identify, but does support, my contention that the Soviet infiltration of media, education, and unelected government positions that started in the 1920s (according to Whittaker Chambers in his autobiographical book, “Witness”) has never been routed out.
    Senator Joe McCarthy was onto the government infiltration, but the infiltrated media destroyed him. Meanwhile, the infiltrated education system continues like termites gnawing at the framework of America.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268230/how-obama-used-hillarys-dossier-spy-trump-daniel-greenfield

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    • lovely says:

      Thanks John, very good read.

      What Hillary and Obama did wasn’t Watergate. That was amateur hour. Its sophistication is a tribute to the left’s deep knowledge and control of the workings of Washington, D.C. The men and women who planned this and carried it out understood not only government, but had an intimate familiarity with the loopholes in the laws and the networks of contacts that could realize their highly illegal plans.

      The combination of media propaganda, government surveillance and contrived investigations of political opponents is the sort of thing you would expect to find in… Russia. The key players were wary enough that they compartmentalized their conspiracy, breaking it up across the private and public sector, the media, private firms, law enforcement figures and even another country. But that just makes it look like a cross between terrorist cells and organized crime.

      And that is what we are dealing with here.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        😦

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      • czarowniczy says:

        People tend to forget that the only thing that changed when the USSR went belly up was the form of government, the professional sh*t-stirrers may have suffered some displacement but it was minimal.
        The goal of Russia as a world power has been in play since Peter the Great, we blew our chance to really influence Russia (largely, I believe, because Clinton was our POTUS) and they’re back in the game. They had a rich vein of imported and native supporters in the US that itself was a bit misplaced during the Russian interregnum but it wasn’t hard to reactivate and redeploy, just ask the progressives in the Democratic Party.

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  10. John Denney says:

    Cruising Julian Assange’s twitter feed for Hillary birthday surprises, I found this, which made me realize it’s not just America that’s been infiltrated.

    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/John-Pilger-Clinton-Assange-and-the-War-on-Truth-20171020-0020.html

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  11. Lucille says:

    WHITE HOUSE PHOTO OF THE DAY

    President Donald J. Trump, joined by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and FEMA officials, attends a briefing on the continuing Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts | October 25, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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  12. Lucille says:

    Recommended reading by the White House….

    Senators rally behind Trump and his agenda after mini-revolt
    By Erica Werner and Alan Fram
    https://apnews.com/32ba75f6e70647cf83b5b50bfb3ead95/Senators-rally-behind-Trump-and-his-agenda-after-mini-revolt

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    • Thank you, Lucille. I’m happy that most of the GOPers are acting like adults instead of stomping their feet like Flake and Corker. I do take issue with one statement regarding supposedly low poll numbers. I call fake polling on that.

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  13. Gil says:

    We have a forest fire gere in sical. Started about 115pm pst. Up to 200 acres in an area thats for off road vehicles and not easy to access. Only air drops for water right now. Its hot, but winds are calm. Lots of thick smoke. Tis the season here unfortunately.

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  14. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just a little memo for the memory.

    Dates to keep in mind, should something happen…

    10/31/17- 11/2/17 in Oklahoma City

    11/3-5/17 in Orangeburg, N.C. area

    Hint: Advertisement for a new group of crisis actors

    Time will tell.

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  15. 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.

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