General Discussion, Monday, December 4, 2017

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SP and UP AC4400CWs team up with a westbound freight at Tunnel 1 east of Plain, Colorado, on a wet April 24, 1999. Mike Danneman

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94 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, December 4, 2017

  1. Lucille says:

    Wonderful train through a snowy landscape photo, Stella.

    The one train you’d WANT to be delayed on: Stunning images show the highest railway service in Europe snaking through snow-capped mountains in the Alps

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3480400/The-one-train-d-WANT-delayed-Stunning-images-highest-railway-service-Europe-snaking-snow-capped-mountains-Alps.html#ixzz50GXWZCPB

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    I can ‘smell’ that snow and feel the squeaky crunch of it under foot. Used to get in a lot of deer hunts out west in snow…now I just wear short sleeves and sit on the patio with a drink. Deer comes, good; deer doesn’t come that’s good too. I got beef, chicken and pork in the freezer, venison can wait while I pour another one.

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    • Lburg says:

      Good Morning, Lucille.

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      • Lucille says:

        Good day, Lburg! No snow yet and according to weather.com, the rest of the week we’ll be without rain, too. Does this mean we’re not going to have an overflow of snow (oh, made a rhyme) this season…hope-a-hope?

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    • Good morning Miss Lucille! 😊

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    • Sharon says:

      Lucille, that is exactly the chapter I opened my Bible to this morning. As I soaked in those familiar words , I took note of the first word of the second verse (NKJV), “Therefore…….”

      The therefores are so important, indicating that what follows is dependent on what preceded.

      THEREFORE we will not fear…..dependent on making God my refuge, the place I hide – not “hide” as in running from life, but “hide in” because He is proven to be a safe and tested place to take refuge…..and He has invited me.

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      • Lucille says:

        Wonderful thought, Sharon! Every word is important.

        As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
        and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
        so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
        so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
        but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
        – Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Stella’s photo above makes me think of “The Polar Express”–an annual Christmas “must-watch” at our house.

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    • Lburg says:

      Our house, too! We pause just before the scene to make Hot hot chocolate so we can drink-Along.

      One year we took the grandson to see it in 3-D. It was great – but not nearly as great as watching it cuddled under a blanket in our PJs.

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  4. Lucille says:

    RIDING A FUNICULAIRE (SMALL TRAIN) – WINTER,SWITZERLAND 2009

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  5. 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!

    Christmas Donuts

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  6. Menagerie says:

    Finally convinced myself to throw back the covers and make coffee. Great decision. Good morning y’all.

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  7. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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    • Lburg says:

      Wait! Get Herbert outta there! The Director of Workplace Safety has gone missing! (OTOH, perhaps that’s who Herbert is digging up. Hmmmm.)

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      One guy doing the work, the others doing the heavy looking-on.

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    • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

      Once, I saw 6 supervisors in the Lab where I worked all standing around with their arms crossed watching a partner in the company change a light bulb. I asked one of them (mine) it looked like an old joke, “How many Dental Technicians does it take to change a light bulb”? Apparently 7. One to change the light bulb and 6 “watch and learn”! Sheesh!

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Sewerage and Water Board and Levee Board workers used to hide in the area in back of our house, outside the fence on the levee. They’d park their trucks and spend hours drinking coffee, eating, BSing, all that good stuff, as there were two huge banana groves on our and our neighbor’s fence. We killed off the bananas leaving a clear view down the levee from the main road and never saw any of them again.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Absolutely the truth.

      Liked by 3 people

    • lovely says:

      Good morning WeeWeed. No Herbert was used in typing this post I did it all by myself πŸ™‚ .

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Not unusual in New Orleans, we call that the Sewerage and Water Board.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        How WAS Nola?? Still there, I assume???

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Starting to look like anywhere else in the US, architecture is Neo-Cookie Cutter as is food. Yeah, we have ‘gourmet’ food but much of it’s Neo-NOLA which means something with a purple, green and gold accent.
          Went to Chalmette to eat at Rocky & Carlos but forgot they were dark on Monday so went up Paris Road to a new place that used to be an old place I ate at. Now owned by a Vietnamese guy and serves Vietnamese-NOLA blue collar fusion Super chicken wing teriyaki with mildly spicy rice (loaded with shrimp) and rice noodles with a mild sauce and loaded with shrimp. Czarina had a chowmeinish main with mac and cheese sauce…loaded with shrimp and gumbo. Total for meals was about $15 and servings were huge.
          Owner is a younger guy from Saigon (he heard about Tet ’68 in school) and we talked places in Saigon. He escaped and came to the US and started a restaurant and a family, both his young sons were working there, both are well-spoken with a very genuine and polite demeanor towards patrons. Walls of the place have patriotic US posters on them and TVs are tuned to Fox News.
          We’ll go back to NOLA, couple of brew pubs we want to try, probably over to John Folce’s place for Cajun and Commander’s for classic creole – neither eaterie places garlands of organic, non-GMP, fair trade sustainable arugula on their plates.

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  8. stella says:

    Today’s schedule:

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    P.Trump sent out a tweet supporting Judge Moore this morning. πŸ™‚

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    I saw this on FOX and FRIENDS this morning.The Birth Haven is a shelter for pregnant girls who want to carry the baby to term. They can stay there until about 6 or 8 weeks after the birth and can put in for an extension after that. They decided not to have a gala for a fundraiser this year and to do an online fundraiser because they said about 50% of the money from a gala goes to funding the gala. So, this fundraiser is called the Twelve Days of Hope. Their website is

    birthhaven.org

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      This is in New Jersey, but I think it may be in other states, too.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lovely says:

      Thank you Aus. May God bless their work with an abundance of funds. We have a local pregnancy crisis center here which does much of the same thing, it is on the same block as the murderous Planned Parent Hood.

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    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Good old GOOGLE…

      Birth Haven
      https://birthhaven.org/
      No information is available for this page.

      Need The

      The Birth Haven
      thebirthhaven.org/
      Comprehensive preconception, IUI, prenatal, birth, postpartum and newborn care provided by our Midwife and Doulas throughout Maine.

      or…

      The Birth Haven
      http://www.thebirthhaven.com/
      The Birth Haven is a birth doula and postpartum doula group in Kentucky also offering Hypnobabies childbirth classes. Our services are based in Central Kentucky and we serve Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. Birth doula in Lexington KY, Lexington KY birth doula, Kentucky doula.

      or…

      Birth Haven: Shelter and Hope for Young Mothers – Monmouth …
      http://www.monmouthresourcenet.org β€Ί Resources
      Birth Haven is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization that provides shelter, support, and education for homeless, pregnant women and girls. Established in 1985, Birth Haven, Inc is a 501(c)3 organization that supports pregnant girls and young women from throughout the state of New Jersey and its Tri-State …

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  11. In case anyone needs some Monday motivation… here ya go! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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  12. Lucille says:

    Spectacular footage Train plowing through deep snow Arthurs Pass

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  13. czarowniczy says:

    The fact is, you’re never too old to have epiphanies. Like today for instance while I was at Wally World I had the revelations that today id White Trash Day and crack addicts should NOT wear short shorts. You’d think they’ve have put a sign up at the door or something. Sheesh.

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  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, if it is your will, we pray that Judge Roy Moore will win his bid for the Senate.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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