General Discussion, Saturday, November 11, 2017

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

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  2. Lucille says:

    War and Remembrance
    by Mark Steyn – Seasons of Steyn
    November 11, 2017

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  3. Pray for Donald J. Trump. Don’t forget to thank God for him, before you do.

    This was posted Monday.

    Don’t fret the PG reference here, that joint is as much like Reddit’s /pol/ as this joint is like CTH.

    Good people, intelligent minds, and vociferous pursuers of truth as can be. PG is just a tiny, tiny part of all this.


  4. Lucille says:

    As with some of you, as a child I knew the holiday as Armistice Day and it was called that until my 7th grade year. We had many Civil War, WWI, World War II, Korea, Vietnam veterans in our family but no one has served since the draft ended.

    Here’s a short history of Veterans Day…

    And a very touching story of “Rabbi Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Sermon”
    A rabbi’s eulogy for World War II heroes became famous after a bigoted attempt to ban it.
    BY Michael Feldberg

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  5. ZurichMike says:

    For Veterans’ Day (Remembrance Day in the UK), I offer this stirring traditional hymn “I Vow to Thee, My Country” — text and music soar to the heavens:

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  6. Lucille says:

    REAL NEWS – Week #42
    Trump Nation

    Tom Fitton on JW suing over Mueller/Comey Collusion, Comey’s Memo Leak, & Antifa/JW in Court
    Judicial Watch

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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  9. 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!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  10. stella says:

    This Day in History: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Tara Ross

    On this day in 1921, an unidentified soldier from World War I was interred in a Tombβ€”the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Warren Harding spoke at the ceremony. He opened with these words:

    β€œWe are met today to pay the impersonal tribute. The name of him whose body lies before us took flight with his imperishable soul. We know not whence he came, but only that his death marks him with the everlasting glory of an American dying for his country.”

    Emblazoned on the back of the Tomb are the words:

    Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God

    Later, other crypts were added, nearby, for unknown soldiers from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. (The Vietnam soldier was later identified, so that crypt is vacant today.) Did you know that the Tomb has no official name? This is why you hear the names β€œTomb of the Unknown Soldier” and β€œTomb of the Unknowns” used interchangeably.

    Today, the Tomb is a tribute to those American soldiers who gave their lives for their country in these wars, without having their remains identified. The Tomb is guarded 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, in all sorts of weather. The sentinels who guard the tomb are the best soldiers from the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. These soldiers go through intense training and testing before they are qualified to be sentinels. The job is considered a great honor.

    Happy Veterans Day! And a big thank you to all our military men and women for their service!

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    • Col(R)Ken says:

      Thank you Stella…….

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    • Menagerie says:

      I visited the Tomb as a seventh grader and it was a moment I will always remember. Our teacher went to great lengths to explain the proper etiquette and honor we were to show, and let us know if we dared to break silence she’d kill us, and she would have. We were much more respectful than some of the adults there.

      Things like what she taught us, that influences how you develop as a child, how you think about things like your country, and those who died for it. She made a profound influence on us, and I doubt there are many she taught who did not retain the respect she taught us.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Thank you for posting this, and your other Veteran’s Day posts.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. stella says:

    Talking about old cars the other day … Ran across this photo of my cousin Ray, 3 of his 6 kids, and the Model A he restored with his boys.

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  12. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    I know it’s Caturday, but I just had to share this…

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  13. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    One more try…

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  14. G-d&Country says:

    Gorgeous picture of that tree Stella!

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  15. G-d&Country says:

    Forgot to post this.
    My time off is coming to a close as I start to feel better and get some energy.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Hmmmm should have checked out the laws 1st, and not assumed it was correct because I thought I remembered this from school days.

      I know nothing of the website listed on bottom of picture/post.

      Here is info I found:
      Public Law 85-425 AN ACT To increase the monthly rates of pension payable to widows and former widows of deceasetl veterans of the Spanish-American War, Civil War, Indian War, and Mexican War, and provide i)enslons to widows of veterans who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
      The Feb 1929 law is now 38 U.S. Code Β§ 2306 – Headstones, markers, and burial receptacles. (a) The Secretary shall furnish, when requested, appropriate Government headstones or markers at the expense of the United States for the unmarked graves of the following:
      (1) Any individual buried in a national cemetery or in a post cemetery. (2) Any individual eligible for burial in a national cemetery (but not buried there), except for those persons or classes of persons enumerated in section 2402(a)(4), (5), and (6) of this title. (3) Soldiers of the Union and Confederate Armies of the Civil War.(b) (1) The Secretary shall furnish, when requested, an appropriate memorial headstone or marker for the purpose of commemorating an eligible individual whose remains are unavailable.

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    • Howie says:

      This is fact.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. stella says:

    WONDERFUL bagpipes! (and drums too)

    Liked by 4 people

    • G-d&Country says:

      Thanks! For some strange reason I can’t stand most high pitched music[1], but I like bagpipes. πŸ™‚
      [1] I have ridiculous high pitch hearing still at my age – even hear dog whistles. My doctor is amazed.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      My DH took me to see the Tattoo in 1988, before we were wed. It was so wonderful, especially at the end when the lone piper on the castle wall ends the show. Prince Philip was there, and they had bands from all over the world!
      I played snare drum just like those in high school.

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      • stella says:

        That must have been wonderful to see and hear! I’m watching the movie, “The Longest Day”, and in one scene the Scots are landing on the beach, and the pipers are playing, “Highland Laddie”. So inspiring.

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          They say that during WW1, the Germans called the Scots Regiments “The Ladies From Hell”! They would play those pipes into battle, and wore their kilts. Must have been scary!

          Liked by 2 people

        • Col(R)Ken says:

          And After the British Commandos captured the bridge, “hold until relieved” – Richard Burton, They move out with Black Fearson playing……

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  17. Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone! Especially the veterans here on this site!

    I am starting a position as a receptionist through a staffing company on Monday. It’s full time work.
    So…I am really, really thankful to have this opportunity. I was about to have to ask to have my student loan payments deferred, but literally the day I was getting ready to do that, I got this offer. Thanks be to God. Now all I need to do is find some health insurance.

    However, I am nervous about starting a new position. I’ve worked in offices before where they didn’t train me for what I needed to do, and then they just got mad at me later when I didn’t do it right. I’m trying not to let the bad things in the past affect my excitement over this new opportunity. But as I’ve learned since I then, once someone has shattered your confidence it’s hard to rebuild.

    And I did have to separate from the radio station. I might be able to do some work for them in the future, but they can’t hire me. That door is closed right now. I knew that was one of the potential outcomes, but I didn’t expect hearing that to feel like my heart was getting ripped out.

    Thank you everyone for the prayers. I really appreciate them! Please pray that this new opportunity will turn into a full time job for me when the temp period is up.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Congratulations! Don’t worry so much, I’m sure you will do just fine! We’re all nervous starting a new job, it’s to be expected. There are many here that will keep you in their prayers, as I will. No worries!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I worked as a substitute in some private schools for a few years. The one my son was in was somewhat of a disaster for me. They didn’t tell me anything and I kept getting in trouble for things I didn’t know. One of the other schools gave me a list of the names of the children and a schedule and things went really well. In fact, I quit at the other one and this school used me exclusively and when any teacher was out, I was the sub for her. So I ended up working almost full time at that school and we were all very happy.

      My only advice is to ask questions. And, make notes. And, good luck. I hope it works out for you. I am making a note to remember you in my prayers.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      As JTR said everyone is nervous starting a new job. The great thing about temp work is if you hit it off, it leads to more temp jobs or a permanent offer, and if it doesn’t, just list your reason’s to the agency in a professional and calm way. I enjoyed almost all my temp work. I did have one bad experience, but THEY were the problem not me. It did not stop me, and because I was calm and professional in my complaint, the agency called me back for more jobs. Also, everyone’s learning curve is different. I’m smart, but a slow learner. Good employers realize this, and will take the time to explain the work,and what is expected of you. My grandmother went to work at a bank after my grandfather died. They just told her to sort piles of paper by their color. She kept asking questions about why she was doing things, and she ended up being the head of international factoring (exchange rates) for the First National Bank of Boston! Keep the 3 P’s: professional, positive, persistent, and you’ll do fine! πŸ™‚

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    • Congratulations on the new position! I will pray it turns into a permanent situation that brings you great fulfillment. I’m so happy for you, Rhea! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Howie says:

    Lock em’ up. I was trying to think of any politicians that should not be locked up. Are there any?

    Liked by 2 people

  19. 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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