General Discussion, Sunday, July 22, 2018

St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle

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  1. Menagerie says:

    Y’all are lazy today! Coffee is ready. Time to roll out and start savoring Sunday. Once again, we made it through the storms, in spite of the weather predictions of doom.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    What happened to everybody?

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  3. lovely says:

    Where is George Stephanopoulos when someone needs to remind Obama that he is an American born christian?

    How many times have you misspoken about your country of origin or the religion that you are practicing member of ?

    Gimme a break.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      He lied about everything, to everyone, all the time.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Only reason I never really considered him a Muslim is he seems to me to just worship himself. Seriously.

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      • lovely says:

        So did Muhammad.

        “It seems that Allah hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires. __Aisha Muhammad who was taken as the “prophets” wife when she was 6 or 9 years old depending on what history you believe.

        Aisha said this to Muhammad as he simply said that Allah revealed that something should be so, whenever Muhammad wanted it to be so.

        Sound familiar?

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    • Gil says:

      I wonder if the clintons and obamas have had their money taken like those on 8chan speculate. They also say travel for them is limited to certain countries. Obummer has a lot of slip ups he could be making without a teleprompter anymore as it is. Remember all the teleprompter jokes?

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      • lovely says:

        Obama is lost without his teleprompter even when he is amongst his adoring and ignorant sheep.

        I don’t read 8chan so I have no idea about what they are speculating but it doesn’t sound authentic to me. I would say neither the Obamas or the Clintons have had any of their assets frozen nor are they restricted from traveling anywhere they want to go.

        The Obamas just bought their rental for 8.5 million dollars.

        Clinton’s traveling commercial was pure photo op attention getting antics from a dried up pervert and an old bitter shrew.

        They are all nervous as hell.

        The one time Hillary wasn’t lying.

        “If that f*cking bastard wins we all hang from nooses.”

        President Trump has effectively neutered the most of the MSM dishonest propaganda except for those who are the equivalent of dutiful sheep.

        Lookie here! Look at who conducted the poll. When CBS can’t snooker its audience the Left knows it is in deep deep doo doo.

        The FISA papers released as highly redacted as they are, are still yet another devastating blow to the Left.

        #Walkaway is real.

        The walls are crumbling and the Left Oligarchs are still in the building.

        Another beautiful morning in our and President Trump’s America.

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      • I want him to stay in Kenya.
        Morning Gil!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      So? We need more proof he’s a lying sack of shiite?

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  4. lovely says:

    This made me smile thinking of Stella’s post “Where were you?”

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  5. Ok, so i don’t feel bad being late to the party since everyone else is. Awake almost all night with loud rain. Thunderstorms forecasted all week!

    Today’s painting is another by the talented Margaret Tarrant – ‘Winken, Blinken, and Nod’ for all of us sleepy-heads 😉

    This beautiful jellyfish has a similar blue color (my favorite color other than maybe pale yellow)

    This shimmering gold jellyfish picks up the brown of the children’s show boat

    and this beautiful ‘Cladonema radiatum’ jellyfish looks like the net on their boat. It also looks like the “hats” flappers would wear in the 20’s.

    When I look at thislast one, I have a hard time thinking of it as an animal!

    (Electricity is flickering. We have generator, but if the post is weird, it’s because we lost power during post before generator kicked in.)

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning OGC !

      Be safe I hope your storms don’t continue to be so bad. 🙏🏼 Stay safe.

      I am really enjoying the series of Jellyfish, I imagine them all in a sunlit sky! Phenomenal work.

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      • Morning Lovely 🙂 Yes, the blue sky and the blue sea. I moved the order and hope you will enjoy the group I’ll post tomorrow 😉

        I wanted to make sure I posted this SORRY IT IS SO LONG, but I am just amazed at their amazing gift of talent, that even today, with all our technology, people can not replicate these works of art. -> These are the tools that the Blaschka’s used to create these amazing masterpieces. A flameworking table, used to bellow extra oxygen onto a lamp over which the glass was melted and formed, heavy tweezers and other glass tools!!!

        “Even for expert glassmakers at the Corning, who are creating a Blaschka-themed “aquarium” in the hot glass amphitheater, achieving lightness in a jellyfish or fluidity of movement in a sea worm is a challenge. Melting glass over a flame, the 19th-century Czech father-and-son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka replicated in fragile detail specimens of the natural world.

        The Corning also has some of their glass-working tools on display, part of the museum’s 1993 joint acquisition, with Harvard, of the surviving Blaschka studio materials. Hefty and harsh with their metal barbs and pliers, the tools are a contrast to the elegantly waving tentacles of a nearby pair of squids. Employing a flameworking, or lampworking, technique, the Blaschkas melted glass over an alcohol lamp and then bent it with these tools, later connecting parts with copper wire or glue and hand-painting the details. Initially they pored over natural history drawings before making their own designs, and sometimes did dissections, but later they kept aquariums in their Dresden studio. The liveliness in their little models, each between only one and eight inches long,[*] reflects a passionate enthusiasm for discovering the often alien-looking creatures of the underwater world”.~ hyperallergic dot com exceptmy comment in [ ]
        [*] It must have been harder in a way to make them with this level of detail and this small for display purposes that making them a little larger.

        When Leopold was a student, his favorite subjects were natural history and painting. He entered the family business of making costume jewelry and other fancy goods out of metal and flameworked glass. Leopold suffered devastating losses. In 1850, his first wife and son died of cholera. His father died two years later. In 1853, the grieving Leopold took time off and visited the United States. On the outward journey, his ship was becalmed for two weeks, and Leopold passed the time collecting and drawing jellyfish and other marine invertebrates. Apart from illustrations in books, he had never before seen such animals, and their glasslike transparency fascinated him. Leopold’s sense of wonder he later expressed in his glass models. In his business Leopold was commissioned to produce brooches and other jewelry decorated with flameworked flowers, and also made glass eyes. In 1863 Prof. Ludwig Reichenbach commissioned him to make models of sea anemones to be displayed in the natural history museum. These glass anemones attracted the attention of other museum directors, and he turned his back on the other business and devoted most of his energy to the making of models of invertebrate animals. Leopold’s production of jewelry ceased about 1873. [ I would have loved to see his jewelry! ] The Blaschkas also succeeded because their models solved a problem that confronted all directors of natural history museums – how to show invertibrates [other than shriveled up in jars]. ~ cmog dot org except [my words]

        Leopold wrote in an 1889 letter to Mary Lee Ware (benefactors of Harvard’s botanical department and their glass flowers):
        ” Many people think that we have some secret apparatus by which we can squeeze glass suddenly into these forms, but it is not so. We have tact. My son Rudolf has more than I have, because he is my son, and tact increases in every generation. The only way to become a glass modeler of skill, I have often said to people, is to get a good great-grandfather who loved glass; then he is to have a son with like tastes; he is to be your grandfather. He in turn will have a son who must, as your father, be passionately fond of glass. You, as his son, can then try your hand, and it is your own fault if you do not succeed. But, if you do not have such ancestors, it is not your fault. My grandfather was the most widely known glassworker in Bohemia”. Rudolf continued making models for Harvard until 1938. By then aged 80, old and weary, he announced that he would retire. Neither he nor his father had taken on an apprentice, and Rudolf left no successor – he and Frieda Blaschka being childless. [ my comment is as stated above, they believed their talent was genetic, and could not be taught.]
        Unlike the Glass sea creatures – “a profitable global mail-order business” – the Glass Flowers were commissioned solely for and are unique to Harvard. Over the course of their collected lives Leopold and Rudolf crafted as many as ten thousand glass marine invertebrate models in addition to the 4,400 botanical ones that are the more famous Glass Flowers. ~ wikipedia

        The below picture shows a sea anemone broken:

        Not only can people today not make creatures to the quality of some of the Blaschka models, they can’t even repair the broken ones. When I went to see the glass flowers at Harvard (before the new display), they would leave the broken flowers out, as an additional reminder to the ever present docents watching, not to touch the cases, or move around too much when in the display room (you were lined up single file and walked slowly through with arms down – no backpacks, big purses, strollers etc).
        They could even make a sea slug look good:

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        • lovely says:

          That is amazing.

          Hefty and harsh with their metal barbs and pliers, the tools are a contrast to the elegantly waving tentacles of a nearby pair of squids.

          The contrast with the tools and the artistry is really delightful!

          Even the broken sea anemone is charming and marvelous in its own way.

          Thanks!

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      • Hi Lovely! I think the wind was just the weather change from a beautiful, perfect day like the ones you remember and long for, to a hot, humid, windy rain – ick! Thanks for your prayers 😉

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    • Precious picture! And the jellyfish are beautiful and ornate. Thank you, G & C! Hope you can get some rest today.

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      • Hi SandandSea – hope you get some rest with all that yummy cooking you’re doing filling in for the Nyets! hahaha! The fench toast and bacon today is my favorite. I’ll just add some maple syrup, butter and blueberries to that 😉

        Glad you’re enjoying the Blaschka sea creatures. I never knew they could be so pretty!

        Hope you had a nice Sunday 🙂

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Nasty blue thing up top looks more like a Portuguese Man o’ War than a jellyfish. When I was a kid in Florida there’d be a time of the year when the beaches would be closed as the ocean would be full of them and the beach areas covered in ones that had washed ashore.
      There used to be just great displays of jellyfish in the intracoastal, especially around Peanut Island in Riveara Beach until they developed the hell outta it. Used to be able to sit on the seawall and watch them float by on the currents uder the bridges. As with many things in south Florida things have been changed to meet the needs of the NE newbies.

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      • Hi Czar – I researched the Harvard collection more, and you are right! I found another picture of that sculpture from a better angle, and I could see the “sail” on the top of the animal. I am used to seeing the sail on them, and when I could not see it on this one, I thought it was a jellyfish. The Blaschkas did another PMOW I’ll be showing in a few days with a very obvious sail, so I knew what it was. You have better eyes than me my friend – good catch! I appreciate it!

        The information at the Harvard site is almost non-existant. The Cornell site has a great listing of 250 animals with their names and pictures. BTW, If anyone goes to the Cornell Blaschka listing to look at them, you may want to skip the bottom of page 5 to the bottom of page 8. Not all the sea creatures they made are pretty, and it may turn your stomach!

        PS (I apologize to Czarina if he is insufferable for the rest of the night!)

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        • czarowniczy says:

          According to her I’m insufferable day, nite, dawn, dusk…
          Not so much a good eye as having been nailed by the not only in the water but on the shore in random ‘HEY, BUBBA! WATCH THIS!’ moments,

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    • czarina33 says:

      What ornate & amazing things live underwater, & I will never see them live since I won’t go there. Every time “shark week” comes around I am reinforced to never go into the ocean, ever again. I grew up playing in the ocean off Miami with nary a care about what could get me, avoided even Portugese-men-o-war stings (jellyfish which float on top of the water, with long stingers beneath) which used to come every February, never saw a shark. Figure I used up my 9 lives…..

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      • lovely says:

        Funny a woman I met as an adult grew up on the Jersey Shore she swam and played in the ocean often. Then I think she was 11 when her parents took her to see Jaws, she hadn’t been in the ocean since seeing the movie and if I remember correctly she was around 29 when I met her.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I watched a show on shark attacks………….it was off the coast of Africa……….but, I still don’t have much interest in even swimming in a pool.

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          • lovely says:

            I love to swim. the only place I don’t like to swim is a public pool.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I used to swim my friend’s pool at her housing development. It was small and not a lot of people were there. It was like a private pool. But, I can’t stomach going in the one at the pool here in the apt. complex. Too many people have babies and they don’t put those special diapers on them.

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              • lovely says:

                I don’t mind pools like your friends. In Texas we belonged to a public pool that was never crowded plus we home schooled so we could go all week long while others were in school. A couple of times they even had to throw us out because of weather. It really was fantastic, we had a huge pool many day all to ourselves for a few hours.

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      • Glad you enjoy them Czarina 🙂 I too will never see them. No matter how hard I try, and how many people try to teach me, and the lessons I take, I sink like a stone and can’t swim! (Should have apologized here and not on Czar’s comment, but you may hear about it 😉

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I had the opposite problem. I couldn’t swim underwater. My butt tended to stay on the surface. LOL And, if I flipped over on my back, I was so comfortable in the water, I tended to relax and just automatically float. I had trouble understanding why people sank.

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  6. stella says:

    My older grandson got his Shodan black belt in karate last night. Eight Nine years of training!

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    • lovely says:

      Wow! Congratulations, that is dedication.

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      • stella says:

        Thanks! We’re very proud of him. He has absolutely blossomed the past couple of years. He just had his 18th birthday and starts college this September.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          My cousin has a son who had birth defects and had a trachea (sp) until he was about 14, I think. They would never tell her he would live. Anyway, when he was about 10 or so, he wanted to take Karate. The doctor said it probably would be all right. From that exercise, he improved, his pigeon chest (I think that is what it is called) flattened out and his breathing got better. He is now in his 40’s, married, with 2 kids and runs a karate school.

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          • stella says:

            That’s a wonderful story! I think it is a very beneficial program for kids.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              We first met him when my son was 3. He wasn’t much bigger or heavier, than my son, who was pretty tall, and very heavy for his age. It was really good that he became an instructor and then opened his own karate studio because that ensured that he stayed in shape from doing the teaching. Also, he is a very patient and calm teacher.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            My oldest, do believe I’d mentioned this, always struggled with hios weight and got picked on at school. He’s tall to, topped out at about 6’4″. He got into Karate and inside of a year was so good no one picked on him again. He ended up picking up black belts in about four different styles, faught in the pre- MMA matches (the ones Peppermint Patty Schroeder was instrumental in banning) and taught.
            It helped him in developing drive and focus, he’s in his early 50s now and doing well after a liver transplant, the discipline he developed studying karate helped a lot in getting him thru that. Trying to get GGS interested but it’s going to be a year or two before he gets focused enough to really dig in. As a blond haired, blue eyed guy of European extraction he’s gonna need it.

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            • stella says:

              James was in 4th grade when he started.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Takes time, I couldn’t get my oldest interested even though I found a sensei who’d trained with the same Koreans I did. Once he snapped into it though he was a dedicated fool, took parttime jobs in roofing and construction to pay for lessons and practically lived at the dojo.
                Some never do get the bug but those that do learn confidence, focus and discipline that stays with them for life.

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        • lovely says:

          Wow! The discipline of martial arts is something that will seep into everything he does.

          I wish I had kept up on it when I dated a guy many moons ago who was a blackbelt who train under Ed Parker.

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          • stella says:

            In his personal statement for his black belt qualification, he said (in part):

            …Karate had become something more than that. I gained a more personal focus on karate as a sport and began to start taking values like respect, humility, and always pushing to do my best from within the dojo and applying them to my life. (Also karate is one of the reasons I ended up taking Japanese class, which is far and away one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.)…

            I want to become a black belt because it’s symbolic for high achievement in karate. It would be physical, tangible proof of all the hard work I’ve done over the years. It would bring me to the next level of my karate training. Being a black belt would make me a leader in the dojo (even more than now, as all the higher color belts, especially brown belts, are expected to act as leaders and role models within the dojo). Much like the transition from purple to brown belt, the transition from brown to black belt brings with it exponentially greater responsibilities as a leader within the dojo. I think that these responsibilities will bring challenges with them, but I also feel that I have grown enough as a person and a practitioner of karate to take them on.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Great. I think that is a very positive thing to have. They have to work to get it.

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      • Gil says:

        And work to keep it too!

        Good for him Stella.

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      • stella says:

        Yes, that’s true. His participation with karate sparked his interest in Japan and the language. Now he had taken four years of Japanese, traveled to Japan last year on an exchange program, and will be continuing his studies this fall in college. Earlham College in Indiana has an excellent languages department.

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    • That’s great, Stella!

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    • That’s great Stella! What a really positive thing to do! Have a good evening tonight 🙂

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  7. It’s late folks!!! (Brunch time!) Sorry! Hope everyone has a great day!

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  8. lovely says:

    I know it’s not doggity day but I had to share this dogs unbridled joy!

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  9. Minnie says:

    Good morning/afternoon, all.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog, Stella. It is a welcoming place of calm and camaraderie especially with breaking news of the FISA debacle.

    All things “political” consume my time now more than any time in the past, and I am grateful. Thankfully, Sundance and the Treehouse are an appreciated source of truths.

    Since the news broke at CTH, and I first accessed the article and comments last evening, my cell phone will not allow me to comment or even to read beyond the first 3 to 5 comments. It also has shut down (rings/dings) of incoming calls, texts and emails. My son tried to call me very early this morning and I never received the call. He tried twice and each time it rang multiple times on his end but never went to my voicemail.

    It can all be so overwhelming and I avoid being paranoid. I pray, unceasingly, for our Beloved America, President Trump and his family, all in his Administration and all lawful and patriotic Americans.

    Truly grateful for your site ❤️

    All the angels and saints intercede on our behalf and so I say:

    St. Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle.
    Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
    and do thou,
    O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan,
    and all the evil spirits,
    who prowl about the world
    seeking the ruin of souls.

    Amen 🙏

    Thank you, again. Grateful to hear from all checking in today. We anticipate the arrival of a summer “nor’easter”. It is extremely hot and humid and we are fully prepared for electrical outages and/or flooding.

    God is with us, always

    Wishing all a blessed, peaceful and safe Sunday.

    🇺🇸🦁❤️🦁🇺🇸

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  10. Catered a giant outdoor pirate-themed party all yesterday. 200+ guests. For former bossman. 14 hours of prep, loading a van with food and everything else you need to set up a giant buffet (giant for 3 people who’ve never worked with each other, anyway), setting it up while crazy pirate-themed music is blaring, serving everyone like pros, and taking it all away again after, cleaning it all up, and then cleaning his whole kitchen after midnight, floors and all. I forgot how hard catering was, and how much I love it. I’ll tape 250 paper balls to the ceiling of your circus tent on wires, I don’t care.

    Get ‘er done.

    Actually former former bossman. I quit my job, as did others this week, on Tuesday. Start a new one tomorrow, for another restaurant, owned by a good friend.

    I crapped all over my reputation, though, by quitting without notice. I was sad about this for a couple of days. Then I realized that three other people also quit. I wasn’t the first. And I don’t blame any of them. Chef is so angry he walked here the other day and almost broke my window, and then my door, yelling my name. In his apron. Not to get me back in his kitchen, but, after running back down the stairs, after he heard me yelling invective about why someone would be beating up my window and door like that, I came out and said “What the **** is wrong with you?!” and he told me I had no balls. I told him I had the balls to leave. I wish he would, too. He’s been one of my best friends for 12 years, and is a slave to his current bossman.

    I had to. I just did it wrongly, even if for good reasons.

    I also realized that I needn’t worry about my reputation in kitchens, or any other related endeavor.

    Oh, and we were catering three jobs at once, 150, 200, and 65, from the same kitchen. Which is the busiest in town, without catering, on a rainy Saturday. And nobody got too flustered. And everyone got flustered, and some broke down and cried. Every restaurant in town had their busiest day ever yesterday. We all did it, though. We’re still on the right side of the dirt.

    Sorry for the absence, but it’s been a strange week. Love you all.

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  11. lovely says:

    Wallace is interviewing Putin and Putin is kicking Wallace’s butt. Wait no it just ended. Shoot, I missed most of it.

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    A few years back the Moslem occuipiers of the Temple Mount graciously ‘allowed’ Jews to return and visit the Mount but forbade them to practice/demonstrate any religious practices while there.
    Well with thousands returning the Moslem ‘Police of Peace’ are arresting growing numbers for daring to pray/worship there. Takes hutzpah, don’t it?
    The old prophecies seem to be coming true. Isreal’s been reborn while Jerusalem’s the capital andv Jews are returning to the site of the 1st and 2nd Temples. Let’s hope the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple is on schedule too as that will mark the end of the spread of the Moslem infection.

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  13. rheavolans says:

    My job continues to struggle along, poorly, and I continue to hunt for other jobs. I’m getting really tired of working somewhere where I’m told I “make too many of the same mistakes” but no one will tell me what those mistakes are.

    Ugh.

    Anyway, I am participating in the Great American Read put on by PBS and facilitated by my local library. They started the program to almost coincide with their summer reading program. I don’t know what to think if PBS’s choices for the 100 contenders for Greatest Read as the Bible did not make it onto the list but 50 Shades of Grey did. So they skip the greatest book ever written but let a porno book on the list. :/ I selected the 20 I intended to read by the end of October and I’m working on “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemmingway now. I’ve never been super interested in owning his books, but I’ve read some of his work before and I do like the way he tells a story so I’m kind of looking forward to this.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Hello, everyone! I’ve been sitting out here today…and enjoying some raw coconut and cooling juice….

    Everything you ever wanted to know about cocoanuts…
    https://allyouneedisbiology.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/coconut-tree-biology/

    Hope the rest of your day is pleasurable, peaceful, fun or whatever you need it to be….

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  15. lovely says:

    I’ve been watching the Wallace Putin interview apparently it took place 5 days ago ? Oh and watching the Cubs game 🙂 .

    Goodness gracious, Putin stared down Wallace and told him that it is embarrassing for the United States that an internal political struggle is blaming the State of Russia for their internal problems.

    Wallace interrupts Putin. And in his best chicken little voice shouts “But Sir! I have an indictment!!!”

    Putin “I’m about to answer. Have some patience and you will hear the entire response. The idea was about hacking the email of a political candidate. Was it some regional factors? (Putin is shaking his finger at Wallace at this moment) Was it some forgery effects? That’s the important thing I’m trying to point out here. Was false information planted ? No it wasn’t. Hackers got into a certain email account and in there was information about certain manipulations conducted within the democratic party. Which the party was inclined to favor one party over the other and they admitted it and resigned, as far as I know. So you should focus on the manipulations not who revealed them.”

    Wallace interrupts (again) and says “But Mr. President may I just say, that you’re indicating that they took real money not counterfeit money, so are you saying that’s it’s ok?”

    Putin ”Listen to me please.” “The information that I am aware of there is nothing false about it, every grain of is true and the democratic leadership admitted to it.”

    Wallace is an embarrassment he sounds like Porky the Pig.

    Wallace “Why do you think Robert Mueller released this indictment 3 days before the summit?”

    Putin “I’m not interested in this issue a single bit. It’s internal political games of The United States. Don’t make the relationship between Russia and The United States, don’t hold it hostage to an internal political struggle. It’s quite clear to me that this is an internal political struggle and it’s nothing to be proud of for American Democracy to be use such dirty methods in the political rivalry.”

    About now if it wasn’t pre-tapped I think Wallace’s head may have exploded in anger and frustration.

    Wallace actually asked the former head of the KGB, the ruthless President Putin, if President Trump is reluctant to criticize Putin because Putin has something on President Trump which compromises him or if Putin is playing President Trump because Putin is brilliant and Trump is basically a dummy and easily manipulated.

    Of course Putin does not get played by the nincompoop Wallace and it is here that Putin puts the nail in Wallace’s coffin although Wallace does not even seem to notice it.

    Putin “Why would we meet in Helinski just to insult each other in a public forum?”

    As to having compromising information on President Trump? Putin responds, Russia was not interested in Trump until he became a viable presidential candidate, there are too many rich Americans for Russia, unlike the United States, to surveil “I do not and it is utter nonsense.”

    At this point Putin lies about Syria and Crimea.

    Wallace “Why is that so many people who oppose Vladimir Putin wind up dead?”

    Putin “Why was your President Kennedy killed“

    Wallace made a complete fool of himself.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Okay, now I HAVE to watch it. I usually just skip Wallace interviews because they raise my blood pressure. This one sounds worth it. 🙂

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      • lovely says:

        Wallace is dumb as a box of rocks. Putin mocked him.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I have the feeling Putin knows all the details of the “Russian Interference” and what was really done.

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          • lovely says:

            It was a very interesting interview, Putin did his Putin laugh and Wallace was lost after Putin didn’t play by the rules. Wallace was flabbergasted that Putin didn’t let Wallace control the interview.

            Putin and Trump are very similar in their interviewee role, they both command the interview as soon as the the interviewer shows their cards.

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  16. stella says:

    Downton Abbey fans:

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  17. stella says:

    Where is President Trump?
    Here is latest White House Press Pool report:
    Subject: Travel pool #3

    Air Force One was wheels down at JBA at 7:14 pm after a bumpy flight.

    There was no gaggle onboard.

    POTUS and FLOTUS exited together at 7:21 pm. They waved at the top of the stairs. They were greeted by the commander of the Air Force Base Colonel Rebecca Songkiss.

    He did not respond to shouted questions about the Cohen tapes or about when he invited Putin to visit.

    POTUS is motorcading back to the White House due to an event for Monday being set up on the South Lawn.

    We are rolling at 7:24 pm.

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  18. 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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  19. stella says:

    I mentioned Honey Rock melons the other day. Well. I got one yesterday, for $2.79. It is the size (or larger) of a personal watermelon. I weighed it today, after removing the seeds, and it is 8.5 pounds! The flesh is more than an inch thick, and it is very juicy and sweet. Grown by Mouzin Bros Farms in Vincennes, Indiana.

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