General Discussion, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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  1. Lucille says:

    Les Maitres de l’Affiche (1895-1900) – A History
    http://www.yaneff.com/html/history/maitre.html

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    • Lucille says:

      Over the last few years I’ve given a number of prints from my collection to family members and am presently pruning the hoard again. These are two of Jules Cheret’s works I’m contemplating sending back with my nephew when he visits next month…

      Exposition – Plate 97 – 1898

      Saxoleine – Plate 145 – 1899

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      • G-d&Country says:

        Beautiful Lucille – what lucky relatives you have! Art Nouveau is both elegant and casual at the same time.

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        • Lucille says:

          Picking and choosing what goes to which person is fun…two nieces and two nephews, their children and grandchildren. The little ones don’t get any art, of course, but I might send some of my toys for them.

          The challenge is what to do with the large paintings I’ve got no wall space for now. They are stored in a closet. I was contemplating putting them to auction, but can’t part with them yet. A van would be necessary for transport and generally when my nephew comes to see me, he rents a smaller car for gas mileage savings. And you don’t want to send big items across the border in case Customs gets antsy.

          When my sister’s children were small and into teen years each birthday and Christmas I’d wrap and pack up gifts with a meticulous itemization of contents. Sis said the first thing she always did was to rip off the Customs form without looking at it to maintain the surprise.

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Did not remember they were in another country. If the painting canvases can be removed, would they crack if rolled on a tube? I have bought various things (ex fabric), and they make shipping tubes just for that.

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            • Lucille says:

              Unfortunately, they can’t be rolled. For one of the artworks the frame is part of the art and is like a large wood and plastic box. He signed the frame, too, on the back.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Art nouveau was always my favorite

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  2. Lucille says:

    Interesting view of a small part of Jerusalem…

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    • czarowniczy says:

      You mean a part that UNESCO hasn’t given back to the Palestinians…yet?

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      • Lucille says:

        Good thing Israel got recognized during Harry Truman’s time because they sure wouldn’t get recognition at any time since. UNESCO is a fraud. Where does the money really go?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          ’60 Minutes’, back in the days when it had a wee bit of spine, did a piece on how the UN was missing and unable to account for BILLIONS of dollars. It also mentioned how UN auditors are only beat out by the Italian government by turnover. Then we have the fraud investigation into Kofi Annan’a son Kujo…errr Kojo, who allegedly scammed boatloads of money but investigators could never find anything…
          Time to get the bulldozers fired up and repurpose the property.

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Waiting for the rain……… Stella rain?

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    • stella says:

      It has rained here already. The dog hates it.

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      • lovely says:

        Today is our second day of rain, the dog is always looks miserable when she goes out in the rain. I think it is supposed to rain all day today. It is warm though going up to 44ยฐ. Spring is in the air ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        My doggie doesn’t like rain, either.

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        • joshua says:

          my doggies get all wired from thunder bumbles and lightning, not so much the wet stuff…that gives them mud to bring into the house.

          but the Thunder Shirts go on, and I have a recording of doggie tranquilizing music that I found on the internet and captured that I play for them, and give them a rawhide to chew on, and the snuggle down eventually and snooze next to each other.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      We get ours tomorrow nite and into Thursday. Not a bad deal though, with the new fruit trees in the ground it’ll put moisture in the soil and support them while they develop roots. When they start fruiting we’ll be drowning in plums.

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        PLUMs…………next best fruit to BLUEBERRYs…………. oh forgot first years no fruit, pruning, tree care……….

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Mine are on 2nd and 3rd years and I’m plucking blossoms to put their strength into growth. I got some really great stock, 6-footers prepruned so yearly pruning is mostly going out with a beer and shears to get suckers and open up the middle.

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  4. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Bromptonโ€™s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, March 27th:
    ยท Sign proclamation for Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.
    ยท Meeting with Secretary of the Treasury
    ยท Dinner with supporters

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  7. stella says:

    The so-called midterm โ€˜blue waveโ€™ forced to contend with real life data

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/03/the-so-called-midterm-blue-wave-forced-to-contend-with-real-life-data/

    Meanwhile, a report released by the Brennan Center for Justice throws some serious shade at the blue wave wish-casting. According to that report, Democrats would have to, โ€œto win the national popular vote for congressional districts by a nearly 11 percentage point margin over Republicans to gain more than the roughly two dozen seats they need to flip control of the Republican-led chamber,โ€ according to the AP. No such feat has been achieved in the last 40 years.

    Democrats are blaming Republican gerrymandering, but excuses donโ€™t win elections.

    From the AP:

    The report projects that Democrats would need to win the national popular vote for congressional districts by a nearly 11 percentage point margin over Republicans to gain more than the roughly two dozen seats they need to flip control of the Republican-led chamber.

    That would take more than the typical Democratic wave that history suggests would occur for the party out of power during a midterm election.

    โ€œIt would be the equivalent of a tsunami,โ€ said Michael Li, a senior counsel who heads up redistricting work for the center, which is based at New York University School of Law. โ€œDemocrats would have to win larger than any sort of recent midterm wave โ€” almost double what they got in 2006 โ€” in order to win a narrow majority.โ€

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    • stella says:

      That’s why the Dems are fighting hard to overturn redistricting by Republicans.

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    • Morning Stella! Love good news to start the day!

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    • lovely says:

      But Stella, the David Hogg ninnies-r-us crowd is voting! The sky is falling! ๐Ÿ˜œ

      Democrats have blatant cheating, anger at Hillary’s loss, anger at President Trump’s victory, and various other emotional triggers going for them.

      President Trump knows elections are generally won on emotion not facts we have a lot of emotional charge working against us, the numbers and facts are with us.

      The fact that President Trump is methodically causing a civil war between the democrat voters and the democrat oligarchs is beautiful.

      I believe we will see a September surprise that will throw the democrat criminals from Huma to Brennan to Obama to Clinton and on and on into avoid the gallows mode. I expect total chaos. I could be wrong but I have a pretty good track record when I am keeping up with things.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        About D. Hogg: I think there really is something “off” about him. He is very hyper, and anorexically thin. I wonder if he had light colored eyes, if you could see how dilated his pupils are.
        That video of the interview with him that was taken down from youtube where he is verbally abusing his parent, and thinking that’s GOOD, is sickening. He must be totally screwed up to think that way. What is scary is he is not the only one who thinks this way, and unless there is pushback to the glorification of these useful idiots, it will only get worse. I used to wonder how the “brownshirts” were manipulated into turning into horrid creatures turning in their parents, after seeing that video interview, now I know. Our side has to open our mouths and push back.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/bataclan-survivor-jesse-hughes-slams-david-hogg-other-leftist-operatives-as-pathetic-disgusting-vile-abusers-of-the-dead/

          Bataclan Survivor Jesse Hughes Slams David Hogg & Other Leftist Operatives As โ€œPatheticโ€, โ€œDisgusting Vile Abusers of the Deadโ€
          by Lucian Wintrich March 26, 2018

          Obviouslyโ€ฆ.The best thing to do to combat chronic abusers and disregarders of the law(like the law against Murder) is toโ€ฆโ€ฆ..pass another Law!โ€ฆ..Genius!!!โ€ฆโ€ฆ but before we pass this law weโ€™re going to denigrate the memory and curse ourselves by exploiting the death of 16 of our fellow students for a few Facebook likes and some media attentionโ€ฆ.and look how well civil rights abuses as it concerns firearms helped to protect me and my friends in Paris!!!!! This almost sounds like the plan of like a kid maybe like a high school studentโ€ฆ.!. Oh wait thatโ€™s rightโ€ฆ. The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasnโ€™t actually had operating paradigm for lifeโ€ฆ..And when the truth donโ€™t line up with your bullshit narrative just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused to except itโ€ฆ. then take multiple days off of school playing hooky at the expense of 16 of your classmates bloodโ€ฆ.!โ€ฆ.

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        • lovely says:

          Hi G-d&Country. I haven’t watched any video of Hogg (maybe I’ve seen less than a minute?) There is something profoundly wrong with him it is evident in the still photos.

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      • joshua says:

        the kids will not vote
        they cannot be moved away from cell phones and internet long enough to vote.

        in truth, they like to march and shout, but they are too lazy to vote, even if they had a clue how to do it.

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        • lovely says:

          With the Hogg crowd that could well be true, but he did ride his bike 3 miles while the blood of his peers was still spreading on the floor of his school so he could get some “good video”.

          I have seen pictures of that wretched young women (can’t remember her name) smiling and laughing as she springboards to fame on the bodies of those who died at the hands of the mentally ill killer.

          Sick sick world. The Hogg group is so uneducated about guns, our government, history and so many other things that it is astounding to any mind that possesses any sense of intellectual curiosity.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Most Rat victories are due to gerrymandering, it’s what they use instead of acceptable political policy.
      Our county has 5 supervisors (commissioners). As the county is only about 12% black, and this is Mississippi where a white commissioner couldn’t POSSIBLY represent a black constituency we have a black gerrymandered district – and we’re in it. The district snakes, wriggles ans eeks up and down the centerline of roads, through fields and around tree stumps. If our house had been built a few more feet to the north we’d be in another district but the line oozes down a neighbor’s drive and through one of our fields.
      Now for me to say that I don’t feel a black supervisor could represent me – especially as I live in Mississippi, the prog embodyment of evil and racism, would be racist, while it’s perfectly OK for the black residents to say a white supervisor lacks the whatever to represent them. Actually the present black supervisor and his black predecessor have served me well…but then being whom I am and living in Mississippi I’m probably just saying that to cover up my being ac racist.

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  8. lovely says:

    Wishing all you beautiful people a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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  9. litenmaus says:

    Full glory and praise to God…..I listed the house with the realtor at noon yesterday. By 4:00, the house had been shown five times and by 4:30, I received a full offer with no contingencies. I sign the acceptance paperwork at 10:00 this morning….

    I’m thinking that chasing dreams and doin’ a ‘happy dance’ is a heck of a way to start a Tuesday. :0)

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  10. G-d&Country says:

    Today we have “Little Hunter” also by J F Kernan. I almost think the bottom of the image may be cropped, but it is the only image of the painting I could find.

    Quite a difference to the nonsense we see today. Maybe if these snowflakes had to hunt to get additional food for the family, they would think differently. For hundreds of years people understood a gun was just a hunk of metal and wood that would sit and rust and deteriorate unless you cared for it. Today these delusional people think the inatimate object is itself evil, which is animism, and it’s rise is another consequence of the decline of Christianity.

    I really like both the artwork, and the image – Enjoy!
    Have great day everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Gil says:

    Hi everyone. Well all of us are still sick. Husband and kiddo on antibiotics and better. Kiddo having been sick for 7 weeks through Christmas plus this, he will be getting a lot of attention from his allergist. Sick too much so they have to do a bunch of xrays, patch test his back, probably bloodwork. I hope he doesnt have to see ENT and be scoped and end up with any surgery. Wont know for a few weeks.
    Maybe just have to power through being a sick kid until his immune system gets stronger.
    Just have to spend Easter break getting well. Hopefully can do fun stuff next weekend, egg hunt on Sunday.
    Husband recovering too.
    I had a bad fever the other night. On top of my initial problem it wasnt fun but im not as sick as they were. I think the fever killed off a lot of whatever this is. Mommy has to power through it!
    Happy Tuesday๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Prayers for healing for you all.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Hope you all feel better soon!

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Have you had your house tested for mold? Mold can cause continual nasal/bronchial, skin, allergies, etc illnesses. There are also a couple of other allergens that cause it, but mold is the most common. Mold can hide behind walls, and it comes in all colors, white, gray, red, yellow, aqua, not just black and green. If there is mold, the illnesses will continue to comeback, even with meds. Don’t mean to be Debbie Downer, but mold has ruined many years of my life.

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      • Gil says:

        Thats a concern but not too bad. We have never seen any, but the way it works in CA, if you test and find any, it has to be gutted and repaired. Now, we can do it if the govt doesnt interfere but they do. Kiddo has tree pollen allergies so with the wind it could be that continuous issue. Will look into testing.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          We hired one company – weren’t happy with them at all. Hired another, they were better, but did not do what I wanted, and was need in one room. Both companies just wiped with mold killing products. They would not spray to get in cracks etc. I landed up spraying the wood plank ceiling myself with an all natural product called “Mold Killer” by Mineral Methods. We have since used it everywhere, and it worked great for us. Knowing what I know now, even with my very severe mold allergy, I would suit-up, and spray this everywhere, and not hire anyone. Just my opinion.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Do you have a heat pump type heater/air conditioner?

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Apologize for leaving out in prior comment: I would spray BEFORE any testing to see if that fixed the problem without getting gov’t involved, and it would save expense of testing. The Mold Killer is not cheap, but it goes a long way, and does the job. I don’t know if there are certain problem areas in your house, or perhaps just start where people sleep, and spend the most time.

          auscitizenmom’s comment about HVAC is a great one. I had a humidifier attached to a central air unit in one house – it was a mold factory! Took it out, and cleaned and sprayed inside all the ducts. Had to fix a couple of leaky windows, and replace a door. Fixed the problem with no testing or gov’t involved. Also, leaky roofs and basements, and anywhere plumbing/ water is can be a mold area.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I was having a terrible time in a house we just rented. So I checked the HVAC and it was full of water and mold of all kinds. It had never drained well since it was put in. I did get the owner to pay to have a company come in and clean it and the ducts. It helped, but I didn’t get well until we moved out.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      We’ve been slogging thru low-grade crap and my ongoing and old friend, sinus infections, has been visiting on and off for months. Allergist says tests show I’m allergic to dust mites, suggests we cover everything in the house with plastic covers and live in a bubble. ENT says I’m actually allergic to various pollens though he ran no tests – based his diagnosis on goat entrails, but AMA/FDA approved goat entrails. Neighbor says to just take a pill, that’s what he does.
      I’ll be exploring the miracle healing properties of Jack Daniels later this evening. Downside is it may not work – upside is I won’t care.

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      • Gil says:

        I know its tedious. A regular poster next door, paulraven1 lived in socal and moved back east. He said all his allergies cleared up within a few months there. Its got to be a mix of pollutants and nature.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I go to Utah and the low humidity clears them mostly up. Sinus conditions put a lotta ENTs’ kids thru school down here, I had an old nurse tell me when I first moved here that I could expect that sinus problems are what you pay to live here.
          The low-grade whatever’s a new thing though, maybe it’s diseases kicked up by draining the swamp.

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      • John Denney says:

        Try eating a big clove of raw garlic morning and evening. Don’t chew it, but mince it small enough you can pop it all in and swallow it with a drink of water.

        It stopped my chronic upper respiratory infections.

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        • G-d&Country says:

          Yes. Garlic is well known for healing properties. I do not know if the de-odorized garlic tabs work as well. I had to eat the garlic with bread – the classic garlic, italian bread with olive oil. YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚
          I take Vit C and oil of oregano, making sure NOT to take at same time as any kind of pro-biotic foods. Also staying away from sugars that the litttle buggers feed on makes a big difference to me.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We eat garlic like Rats eat tax money, I have fresh, powdered and jared minced, we put it in everything but tea and coffee, but no joy. Won’t stop eating garlic though.

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    • So sorry yโ€™all are still under the weather. My younger DD has horrible allergies and done all the scratch tests. In recent years weโ€™ve opted for RAST testing, which is done by drawing blood. Itโ€™s expensive, but one stick is better than getting those itchy pricks all over the back, arms, etc. Might check into that. Feel better soon!

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    • Lucille says:

      You all will continue on my prayer list for complete healing, especially for the little one. Hopefully the doctor and technicians try to make it comfortable and fun if at all possible for him. Are you taking some treats along that make it seem more like a doable albeit strange outing? My parents always got us special ice cream–honey vanilla was our favorite.

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    • lovely says:

      Prayers for continued healing, and for answers to health questions with the little one. Lot’s great posters with great advice ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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  12. Lucille says:

    Mmmmhuh….FBI CANโ€™T FIND MOTIVE OF MUSLIM WHO DROVE BURNING MINIVAN ONTO TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE
    “Jihad? Whatโ€™s that?”
    March 26, 2018 – By Robert Spencer
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269702/fbi-cant-find-motive-muslim-who-drove-burning-robert-spencer

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  13. Lucille says:

    “James O’Keefe Discusses American Pravda on the Rush Limbaugh Program”
    veritasvisuals Youtube Channel
    James O’Keefe discusses his latest book, “American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News” on the Rush Limbaugh Program with guest host Ken Matthews. Original air date: 3/27/2018

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  14. Sorry for the absence. I read every day, as I’ve said. I quit drinking 3 days ago.

    When I’m going through severe DTs I refrain from comment.

    i have to quit drinking. It’s going to kill me. For the last three days, stopping drinking was going to kill me. I thought I was going to die five times in the last three days, and have taken to leaving my apartment door unlocked, just so they can get in quick if I choke while vomiting the little beer I drank to try and stop the unbelievably severe shakes, that my stomach said “NO!” to, or if I don’t have a heart attack or stoke while sweating and shaking and not sleeping.

    In that case, I hope they discover me before the cat eats my face.

    I am going to overcome this. Three days of that is worse than any flu or cold I’ve ever had, by far. In fact, it’s terrifying. I don’t want to let all you people down, and I won’t. Same with all the people in my town.

    There is a wonderful Hindu man I’ve been talking with, after asking his advice on this matter. He owns the building next to me.

    He said, among many other things, in Ravi Zacharias’ voice, “You are in control of your mechanism.”

    He also prescribed, first nicotine patches. Then Yoga. Then quit drinking. In that order.

    I also preached (the Holy Spirit also preached) Christ to him, at the same time, with the admonition to love everyone, above all else. He agreed, fully.

    I don’t want to let any of you people down.

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    • stella says:

      Wooly, don’t worry about letting us down. We accept you the way you are. I think you probably should quit drinking, but maybe not do it by yourself. It can be very hard on your body.

      Whatever you decide to do, we are on your side. I think you should get medical support for this, though.

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    • joshua says:

      not giving advice, but 34 years ago a psych gave me a prescription for attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, said he had nothing to help me, but maybe I could get some answers there. I went, and that was the first time in 43 years of life that I could say I have had no booze in me, and soon the desire went away, and there were lots of folks there that just loved me into wellness.
      They just told their stories to all us in a group, and turns out we all had the same shames, hurts, fears, behavior stuff and history of failures to go with our false pride that kept us shackled to the stuff.
      I had to learn that booze is not the problem for an alcoholic….booze is his solution…the problem is deeper and harder to root out, and going on the water wagon for a period of attempted self control was a recipe for failure, cause the root issues were there anyway.

      There is hope, Wooley, and their program works for those that work it.

      Good luck to you.

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      • Joshua, I respect you greatly, and will keep that in mind.

        They just told their stories to all us in a group, and turns out we all had the same shames, hurts, fears, behavior stuff and history of failures to go with our false pride that kept us shackled to the stuff.

        Same with every single one of us in the restaurant industry.

        It’s beginning to dawn on me that I’m already in a “program”. It’s called “Life”. We just need to all talk, and listen. And in my kitchen, and in my former kitchen, we do. We need to do it more.

        Our talking, though, all of us messed up individuals, in my industry, mainly looks like a combination of a pinball machine and Twitter. Jumping all over. Nobody really knowing each other because nobody is willing to refrain from interrupting every time there is a pause, or a comma. I don’t know more than two people who will listen to anyone talk for more than a minute, let alone ten. And that’s what real conversation is. And we all love each other because we’ve all had, and have, completely screwed-up lives. Yet we can’t talk about it like adults, because nobody knows how to listen to one person for a few minutes, and have a real conversation.

        And we all know what every conversation that resembles a Twitter pinball machine ends up as:

        Ball go down the hole.

        After Chef got his 15-year coin from AA, he’s drinking like me.

        And he cannot hold a conversation, as such. Even though he’s told me they have rules about conversation — such as, don’t interrupt when a person is talking — he doesn’t follow those rules any more. When you can’t get a word in edgeways, that’s not a conversation, that’s a Twitter pinball machine.

        Besides, they have a book that surpasses the Bible in their view.

        Your coffee cup can be your “higher power”. You can be your own God.

        Complete BS.

        Nope, I’m in a program already. Real life. Don’t need another one. Don’t need psychologists. Don’t need Zondervan Corp.โ„ข salesmen. Don’t need “group therapy” — already have that, in spades. Don’t need a different bible. Don’t need anything but love and Christ, and the people around me I love.

        Convince me that AA and the Zondervan Corp.โ„ข bookselling program across the street from me are more important than that, or more truthful.

        I will go into St. Basil’s, in my town, before I darken any of their doors. Many reasons.

        Lotta years.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Love you Wooly, and praying for you every day.

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    • Gil says:

      What a gift you can give to yourself Wooly! Nicotene patches, yoga, a way to focus, AA. Those are all good things. I hope you can get a plan going. Good luck, good health can start now.

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    • lovely says:

      Wooly,

      You know how I feel about all of this.

      You know how I feel about you.

      You know how I feel about AA.

      You know how I feel about Christ and his healing touch.

      Miracles are rare or they wouldnโ€™t be miracles, they are without a rational explanation.

      Your body is temporal and is going to react very very badly to withdrawing its daily poison. What you are doing is dangerous. Drinking will kill you. Withdrawal symptoms can kill you and or someone else.

      Please get medical treatment for the DTโ€™s . Please.

      Did I tell you about my friend who jumped off the 10th story of a parking structure? No. Some things I just donโ€™t talk about. That doesnโ€™t make him any less dead or erase the memory of scraping him together that the people who did the job have to live with. It doesnโ€™t erase the phone call his wife received or the memory of her having to tell her children that daddy wasnโ€™t coming home.

      There is a magic moment. A blessed moment when you will know that you have it. You will see it all clearly.

      After that moment you have a choice to live in gratitude for your sobriety and work to maintain it while simultaneously knowing that it is a gift, a grace you will never give up or to go back to the poison . The poison always comes in a beautiful chalice but it is still revolting. Your day for putting that revulsion into positive action for your own betterment is here.

      Grab it Wooly, hang on to it, but donโ€™t go it alone, Jesus chose friends, he had disciples, he was aggrieved when he returned that none had stayed awake with him.

      We are here for you Wooly, we will stay awake, but please make use of all your good will, of all your kindness, of all your good deeds, your beautiful heart and lean on some of those in your physical circle who love you.

      Iโ€™m never disappointed in you Wooly, I recognize a soldier in a war.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      Dear Wooly, I have no personal experience to help you, just my prayers and experience with others I know with addiction problems. I searched for prayers online and this came up. It seemed fitting, but please ignore if not helpful or what you are looking for –

      The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics is a book that is rooted in an ancient Catholic devotion. It is intended to assist Catholics and other Christians find deeper meaning in their struggles with alcoholism, by connecting the oftentimes hard road of sobriety with Jesusโ€™ suffering road to His Crucifixion. The reader sees that their old alcoholic โ€˜selfโ€™ is being led to the Cross and the joy of eventual resurrection of a new sober self can follow. Whether they are still drinking and struggling, or have been sober for many years and still have difficulties coping with sobriety, this book should help readers maintain that sobriety.

      I particularly like โ€œJesus falls for the third time.โ€ What a lesson on life that is! If God came down here to show us that itโ€™s okay to fall again and again as long as we pick ourselves back up and keep going, keep carrying our crossesโ€“then those of us who have fallen a few times can take comfort. Who cares if the world thinks Iโ€™m a loser. Get back up. Keep going. Heโ€™s right there with me.

      I still feel a little weird walking into Church with my iPadโ€ฆeven though my readings are on my tablet and many of my prayersโ€ฆit still feels weirdโ€“but this Friday, Iโ€™ll be doing just that as I take the Stations of the Cross with this e-book by Paul Sofranko. Itโ€™s only a matter of time before we all have tablets in the pews, right?

      My oldest son came home from school last week after having done the Stations with the whole school community. The eighth graders acted out the stations and gave running commentary for the rest of the younger children. Ben was telling me about this and reminded me, โ€œMom, itโ€™s not always a good thing to go along with the crowd. The crowd is who killed Jesus.โ€
      This is an ebook for $2.99 I have NOT read, but the IDEA of relating CARRYING YOUR CROCOMP REAHSHUTTING DOWN

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      • G-d&Country says:

        My computer is set on auto shut off & shut down in mid sentence as I tried to quickly post. I was going to shorten and add the below to the prior comment – Sorry.

        I don’t know if this book is right for you, but the idea of relating hardship or trauma to carrying your cross makes sense. Never give up – there is always Hope. I found these 2 prayer pics while searching today for an Easter painting. I had no idea when I would post them, but now I see they were meant for you:

        You are in our hearts, and you are in God’s heart {{{ โค }}} always.

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    I don’t know if anybody here has any interest in the Gred Gutfeld show, but I just watched last Sat.’s show. He had Dr. Peterson on and I really like him. Dr. Peterson has been on Tucker Carlson’s show several times, is a professor from Canada, has written a book, and explains why the leftists are so wrong. He is soooo serious all the time and it was fun to see him laughing at the carrying on on Gutfeld’s show. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Lucille says:

    Stella, did you see the news about Dennis Prager’s lawsuit against Google…not good….

    Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against Google, Lets YouTube Censor Pro-Life Videos
    By Steven Ertelt & Micaiah Bilger – March 27, 2018 | 2:01PM WASHINGTON, DC
    http://www.lifenews.com/2018/03/27/judge-throws-out-lawsuit-against-google-lets-youtube-censor-pro-life-videos/

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  17. stella says:

    From Greta Van Susteren on FB:

    JUST IN – WHITE HOUSE POOL REPORT ABOUT NORTH KOREAโ€™S KIM JONG UN

    โ€”โ€”-

    Subject: Pool report #5

    From White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

    In Response to the Chinese governmentโ€™s announcement of Kim Jong Unโ€™s visit:

    “The Chinese government contacted the White House earlier on Tuesday to brief us on Kim Jong Un’s visit to Beijing. The briefing included a personal message from President Xi to President Trump, which has been conveyed to President Trump.

    The United States remains in close contact with our allies South Korea and Japan. We see this development as further evidence that our campaign of maximum pressure is creating the appropriate atmosphere for dialogue with North Korea.”

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  19. stella says:

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  20. stella says:

    Who Runs March for Our Lives?

    https://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2018/03/who-runs-march-for-our-lives.html

    …Now that opportunity is being exploited to the hilt by a professional class of political activists.

    Gun control activists wring their hands over the NRA. They claim that a special interest lobby is illegitimately thwarting the โ€œwill of the peopleโ€. Yet itโ€™s the anti-gun groups that are invariably false fronts. Itโ€™s very clear who runs the NRA. But the latest fake anti-NRA group is a nebulous shadow. Out front are the high school students and out back are the professional activists.

    And who is really behind the whole thing? Hollywood celebs, Bloomberg, a network of organizations?

    We know who supports the NRA. You can see NRA stickers on car windows even in the bluest cities in the country. But who really supports the anti-gun political network? Youโ€™ll need to spend hours sorting through paperwork, following the trail, comparing addresses and researching names, to even get a hint.

    Thatโ€™s what an illegitimate lobby thwarting the will of the people really looks like.

    Instead of March for Our Lives, maybe itโ€™s time to March for the Truth?

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  21. Tripod’s on his bed. He has everything he needs.

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  22. Sorry for NSFW language. One of my favorite rap songs.

    You’ll never hear it on the radio or the MSM. Kinda what “underground” means.

    Not mainstream, unfortunately. Nope, the proles get the stupid stuff.

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    • If you watch all of his stuff (let it play after the video ends), then look up, on Youtube, Strange Famous Records and Rhymesayers Entertainment, you’ll hear the most intelligent and soulful and morally good rap ever made.

      Look, I hate Rap, as such. I hate the Rap that leads to the Kockout Game, and hate and greed and anger. Which is pretty much all of it that permeates our media culture regarding that style of music.

      Rap is poetry and beats and music, all put together. That’s all it is.

      A weapon is only used for what it’s wielder uses it for.

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      • Rap is paint and canvas. That’s all it is.

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        • That song is quite long. It’s the first rap song I can remember that actually had a message. It was a good one, too. Too bad the black community didn’t embrace that message.

          It’s quite amazingly ironic that the song is called, The Message.

          Wish they had listened, and heard.

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          • What you hear called “Old-school” rap… it only means rap that is only about how good one can rap itself. I.E. anything by Beastie Boys.

            Old-school rap only wanted to prove while saying so, that they could rap better than you.

            That song was the first that went beyond rapping about rapping itself.

            Even Eric B. & Rakim’s Follow the Leader and Microphone Fiend — which I have memorized, were only about rap itself. It didn’t have any meaning other than “I can rap better than you.”.

            I don’t think it was until Eminem that people realized what could be done with poetry and beat and meaningful verbal exchange. Not since Grandmaster Flash, anyway.

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  23. Tripod’s front-left foot is not ticklish at all. That’s his Iron Fist. It’s his only front foot.

    His back two are. I call them “tickeley feet” when I’m petting him, giving him some lovins. When I say the words, “tickely feet”, after 10 years, he pulls them back, to this day. He knows I’m finna rub his back tickley feet.

    You cannot find a better three-legged cat than mine.

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  24. michellc says:

    I don’t know how many have FB, but Mike Rowe has a very good post about fatherless homes with statistics that back it up.
    Women immediately took offense.

    They missed his entire point because they needed to be offended.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Oh, goodness, not the facts! How dare he present facts?

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      • michellc says:

        I don’t think they even read the facts and didn’t read past him quoting Angelina Jolie and immediately jumped on that he was blaming women.
        They needed to be offended.

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    • This is the same Mike Rowe that got sued for trying to patent a company called Mike Rowe Soft,

      IIRC, they were disallowed that name for their company by some guys in robes.

      Meanwhile, Gnarles Barkley was allowed to exist, for some reason.

      Cee-lo wrote this just after his mom died:

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  25. New cat in the backyard/alley. Haven’t decided on a name, yet.

    Probably less than 2 years old. In heat, vocally speaking each second.

    Tripod is having none of that, because he’s fixed, I guess.

    I gave her a pile of food. Maybe she’ll find it again. Spooks easily like Miss Kitty a few years ago.

    This one talks back. She’s outside my window doing the “in heat” yell, right now. If me and my friend can catch her, my friend for 11 years and fellow cat-lover, can catch her, we’ll get her fixed.

    Very talkative though! I got Miss Kitty, a feral orange tiger, to sit on my lap twice, maybe three times. I have photos. We’ll see if I can get this grey tiger to sit on my lap. i will have photos.

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