General Discussion, Saturday, May 26, 2018

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  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Just turning on the lights, coffee dripping, hot water for tea….Morning Everyone………

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Getting veeerrry close to the end of the school year….

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  3. Lucille says:

    Interesting tweets by Wictor…

    Thread by @ThomasWictor: “(1) Most people get it, but a lot don’t. So let’s discuss two people…

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/999905682231967744.html

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/999863459457085440.html

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/999842334396370944.html

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    • rheavolans says:

      If he’s right, this sounds like a lot of good news.

      I hope he’s right.

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    • stella says:

      As I read these (and these are very interesting) and others by intelligent people, it occurs to me that the entire country is now engaging in crowd sourcing, something that we were doing at CTH a few years ago. I think many truths will be uncovered …

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, my. Those are a refreshing read.

      I love that POTUS is one of the “…..fearless, altruistic visionaries” he references.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I read every word. All I can say is I am 😯 😯 😯 I hope it is all true.

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    • G-d&Country says:

      It is very interesting to read Wictor’s thoughtful threads. I believe there is cause for optimism, whether or not it is exactly as he believes the background machinations were done.
      One thing I disagree with, if i understand him correctly, is “Neither Saudi Arabia nor the US seek domination.” I believe the Saudi’s do seek domination. They are just looking very long term. They are the ones financing the building of mosques in this country. They are looking to dominate by population growth over a number of generations. The US no longer has a replacement population birth rate. It is down to 1.8.
      Also I have not read recently about the Saudi’s opinion of the dollar as payment for oil transactions.

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  4. Lucille says:

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  5. Lucille says:

    Memorial Day Message from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! I love this guy……. πŸ˜€

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
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    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
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    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
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    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)
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    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
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    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
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    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!

    Pastries for coffee!

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  8. lovely says:

    So The Beast would like to be the CEO of Facebook?

    πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

    http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-facebook-ceo-2018-5

    The former presidential candidate jokingly said she would prefer to be the CEO of Facebook, if she had the choice, according to video obtained by the NTK Network.

    Clinton’s remarks came during an on-stage conversation with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, at a ceremony where she accepted Harvard University’s prestigious Radcliffe Award. Healey asked Clinton which company she would want to lead as CEO, and Clinton came back with Facebook, with a laugh.

    “It’s the biggest news platform in the world,” Clinton said. “Most people in our country get their news, true or not, from Facebook.”

    She continued to explain why she believes Facebook plays a crucial role in modern life, and needs to get its act together amid scandals around fake news and user privacy.

    “Now Facebook is trying to take on some of the unexpected consequences of their business model, and I for one hope they get it right because it really is critical to our democracy that people get accurate information on which to make decisions,” she said.

    *********************

    Please, please, Mark give me access to all that information, I really really wanna be Queen Spy!!!”___Dreams of The Beast

    I nearly choked on my Lucky Charms.

    This is presented as a β€œjoke” …. yeah sure. What is she saying? Hillary as always gives her demonic thoughts away. She just can’t stop herself from being Hillary.

    She must salivate at the idea of all the personal information Mark Zuckerberg has available to him with the tap of his fingertips.

    Think of her twisted corrupt mind in her twisted corrupt body, all boozed up, yet still unable to sleep as she tries to regain control of her world and stay off the gallows.

    An evil life is a kind of death.__Ovid

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    • Menagerie says:

      She’s stewing in her own juices lovely, and that’s all she’ll ever do. No way do I believe she will ever be brought to justice this side of hell.

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    • Lucille says:

      If anyone thinks that wasn’t a set-up question…LOL! She simply will not disappear. She NEEDS the adoration of the elitist masses.

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  9. stella says:

    Ten Patriotic War Films To Binge Watch This Memorial Day Weekend

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/31114/ten-patriotic-war-films-binge-watch-memorial-day-jacob-airey

    Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
    We Were Soldiers (2002)
    The Alamo (1960)
    13 Hours (2016)
    Patton (1970)
    The Patriot (2000)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Gods And Generals (2003)
    Saints And Soldiers (2003)
    American Sniper (2014)

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  10. stella says:

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  11. Lucille says:

    This is a half hour+ but well worth the view…

    Bill Warner PhD Answers to Questions about Political Islam

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  12. stella says:

    To G&C:

    Don’t worry about the negative comments next door about your post about Mark Levin. So you know, it gave me a bunch more clicks for today, which is a good thing.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Hi Stella.

      I just came over to post an apology to you for stirring up that trouble and saw this post by you. I had NO intention of causing such a ruckus!

      Truth is, I had no idea that Levin had done that to Sundance and was SHOCKED to see it. Please know I am not worried about anyone’s negative comments. What I fear is that I may have ripped a scab off an old wound between Levin and Sundance.

      Please accept my apologies, and convey them to Sundance as well, for ANY trouble I may have caused with that post. Honestly, when I saw what Levin had said, I was very angry and didn’t think about possible repercussions here at CTH. Thank you for your posts and please know I stand with you, Sundance, Ad Rem, and CTH 100% over all others. If there is anything I can do(?), I hope you will let me know. I believe you have my personal email address but will check back here just in case you don’t and would like to reach me offline.

      Your’s, appreciative and very respectfully,

      Joe

      PS – I believe there is another poster who goes by “God&Country”? If so, our handles are similar but please don’t confuse us. The other poster is innocent, and most refer to me as “FG&C”. Thank you!

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      • Lucille says:

        Oy, I’m glad I haven’t read much of the comments at CTH today.

        I generally can’t get through the voluminous Presidential thread and just read and comment at the Daily thread. Also, the Presidential has so much stuff not related to the President or his Administration that it’s annoying as heck.

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      • G-d&Country says:

        I showed up late after having a bad day to see this. I tried going over to the Treehouse to see what was going on, but could not really follow it through so many comments. I apprecaite you clarifyng that it was not me posting whatever caused the dustup. Thanks.

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        • stella says:

          Your comment about Mark Levin has been deleted. I don’t know who deleted it, but it wasn’t me.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I went back and found the string. Holy cow, it was more like a brawl than a dustup. 😯

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          • G-d&Country says:

            Hi Stella. Just to clarify – I did NOT post anything at the Treehouse yesterday. That was ANOTHER PERSON named “ForGodandCountry” (Joe) who posted here above.

            I was recuperating from a difficult doctor’s appointment on Friday, and did NOT post anywhere.

            Apparently it was about Levin’s doxing of Sundance. I remember reading about that when it happened. It was wrong. I do not care for Levin, and never have.

            I hope I do not have to change my online name to avoid any further confusion.
            Thank you.

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            • stella says:

              Duh, now I get it! Sorry for my thick headedness.

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              • G-d&Country says:

                No problem, I’m just glad it is straightened out. It certainly can get confusing, especially with all the work you do at both sites.

                I wonder how many other people thought it was me though. It is somewhat upsetting to have others think I would post something (from the info I can glean) that is so different than my actual beliefs, and then not be able to find the post at the Treehouse to “clear my name” over there. I wonder if I should post my above comment over there?

                I thought of changing my name, but I’ve had that name for a few years now, and like the continuity. I would also need to again find one that is different than other people’s names.

                Following comments can be difficult. I stopped with the email notifications about posts, and just go back to the day or prior days to look at the actual thread and comment further, otherwise I get confused.

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            • stella says:

              I hope you are feeling better today!

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    • Menagerie says:

      Boy, the jerk faction of the commenters came out to play.

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  13. Lucille says:

    As we remember the fallen…

    George Stevens’ films of World War Two in Europe…if you watch this at YouTube, there’s a fine explanation of the film. Also, you’ll see the sidebar full of similar film offerings…

    Please don’t think that I’m judging anyone who thinks differently about fictionalized film and actual war footage. Everyone is obviously different. This is just my opinion and reasoning, but I’m no longer into fictionalized war films and the character dramatizations. It’s really difficult for me to watch them. I used to because that was part of my job, and certainly enjoyed many. Now, however, few, if any of the stars and filmmakers (and I can’t think of a single one except the guys in the recent Clint Eastwood film about terrorism), in today’s movies have been at war or have any real understanding of that kind of inexplicable courage. Sure, actors can act it…but that’s just the point…it’s playacting. Eastwood was at least in the service, though not during wartime.

    I have friends and relatives who were in Vietnam and they won’t go see war films. To them, capturing what war is really like is impossible. Fictional films, of necessity, must be paced to entertain…they can’t show the daily boredoms, the flashes of activity, the day after day plodding along.

    Even watching actual footage from all the 20th/21st Century wars doesn’t always convey what it’s like because it’s often edited to cull out the truly gruesome. To me, though, if I want to see what the men and women went through in war, actual footage brings it home as nothing else can.

    U.S. MARINES IN IRAQ

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  14. rheavolans says:

    So I was trying to read that update on the Broward county schools Next Door and then I had to leave because the comments thread was making me ready to lose my temper. (So I left before I started a forum fire.) Besides all the popular misconceptions about homeschooling, I really, really wanted to lay into someone who pointed out that people don’t understand the meaning of the word “CAN’T” when it comes to finding a non-public school options. Because they are apparently unaware of private schools or schools run by churches, I guess; the only non-public school option is homeschool.

    A lady from my church decided she did not want her child to attend public school. She mentioned in passing that she and her husband had had to make sacrifices to afford to send their son to a small private Christian school. But they had decided to do without whatever they were doing without – she didn’t specify – because they decided their child’s education mattered more than those things. And she, last I knew, was the only one of the couple that worked. He couldn’t, due to many health issues. (That was the other complaint I saw a lot over there, that if you have only one income, you can’t just manage to have anything other than public school.)

    I may be reading too much into it, but this person’s “CAN’T” sounded like an excuse and it drove me nuts. As I get older, I notice that people make time and spend money on what matters to them. This is also why I get angry when told that “Some people can’t get a voter ID so we shouldn’t have to make them get one.” Bullcrap. They can make their way to the liquor store or the gas station to cigarettes but not to the BMV to get an ID for an election they weren’t even interested in voting in until the night before Election Day. No, people make time and effort for what matters to them.

    The lady from church and her husband spent money on what mattered to them, and I saw that and thought that this was parenting done right. Which is probably why the cry of “Can’t” next door made me so angry.

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    • rheavolans says:

      The other thing I notice, upon further reflection, is that these conversations only ever really go in one way

      1) Premise: public School is bad.
      2) Someone suggests homeschool.
      3) Next person says it’s not fair to say that because some people can’t homeschool.

      But I don’t see a lot of comments where anyone talks about how they had made sure to have open dialogue with their child’s public school teachers. If one has to send their child to public school, and really does have no other choice, why don’t they make sure to introduce themselves to the teachers and keep in contact with the administration, and ask to be apprised right away if the child has any behavior problems in class or is struggling to grasp some concept in school? I see a lot of comments about bad public schools, but maybe the schools would have more incentive to straighten up if they knew that parents were invested in their kid’s education and were going to hold the administration responsible for problems (not learning problems, because that’s not always the teacher’s fault, but bullying and issues like that.)

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    • stella says:

      I agree with you that, in most cases, if educating your children well is your first priority, it can be done. You might have to do without something in order to do it, but it can be done. I sent my daughter to pre-school and her first eight years at a Baptist parochial school, and I was a single parent who wasn’t getting child support. My mom helped me some too, but we didn’t have a television, lived in a tiny house I rented from my uncle, made my own clothes, and drove a second-hand beater.

      Just imagine if a family gives up their expensive smart phones, cable, and all of the other toys we enjoy today. How much money per month would they save?

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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.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  16. Lucille says:

    ‘The Brevity Of Life’ – Poem by Maureen Carey

    Life is but a brief paragraph
    in Eternity’s book.

    Our moments fly by swifter than the beating thrush of wings.
    We race towards an inescapable conclusion
    Knowing of our eventual departure.

    Lives become fuller, richer and deeper
    When they are lived with a sense of the eternal in mind.
    Moments become more precious as we realize our allotted time
    The brevity of our days.

    When we live with the realization that life is but a shadow, a vapor,
    We appreciate it more and spend it fully.

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  17. stella says:

    Anybody been following “Undercover Huber”?

    Andrew McCarthy says about him/her:

    β€œHave a look at this thread. I don’t know who is behind this Undercover Huber account, but he clearly knows what he’s doing, and how FBI/DOJ work β€” gotta be some former or current fed prosecutor.”

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