General Discussion, Saturday, November 17, 2018

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  1. MaryfromMarin says:

    I received this ground report from Paradise, CA, just a little while ago–from a friend:

    Subject: Paradise Lost

    After spending two days in Paradise, I cannot even begin to give an adequate description as to the degree of fire destruction. In 37 years in the fire service and law enforcement, I have never even imagined a fire of this magnitude. I am certain the death toll will at least double, and potentially more.

    We are talking about the annihilation of a town of 26,000+ souls. I watched Tyvek-clad forensic archaeologists and cadaver dogs excavating for human remains, spoke with numerous weary and emotionally exhausted firefighters, and witnessed the pain of the town’s people who have lost loved ones, friends, pets, homes, and belongings. They did not just lose their homes, they lost their whole town.

    I appeal to all for assistance. As we learned during the Carr Fire in Redding, the Camp Fire extends past our parish boundaries and into the community in which we live. I make an appeal to make a sacrifice for those suffering such a tremendous loss. Please consider a donation to Salvation Army and write “Camp Fire Donation” on the memo line. This assures all money goes to the disaster relief of victims of the Camp Fire.

    God bless all of you and please pray for all firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, and for the citizens of Paradise.


    Fr. M————-

    Drone flyover shows Camp Fire destruction in Paradise

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    • Morning Mary. There’s so many things I’d like to say, but none of it is right or fitting. I can’t imagine the suffering these people are going through. Praying for them that they might recover and heal from this devastation and rebuild their lives. πŸ™πŸ»

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    • lovely says:

      Thank you Mary. How absolutely horrible. Prayers for all. So many souls.

      James Woods has been amazing.

      I have not heard from my mother in law, she lives in Concord CA, ( I know that Concord is only affected by the smoke right now) normally she always answers his phone, her daughter is actively posting on Facebook so I am assuming my MIL has just not checked her messages. But prayers would still be appreciated.

      Stay safe Mary. Again prayers. πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      So much human loss.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Truly a shame. My prayers……

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  2. Lucille says:

    May your day be blessed…

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  3. Blessings to all Stellarites! Today one of my twins, Brandon, will be joining a group of associates at the local community theater to put on an acapella production. He will be singing Baritone & has a couple of short solos within the roughly hour and a half performance. It’s possible that his sister, Clarissa, will also join up so she’ll be available for the Spring acapella event (she currently sings on our church’s worship team). Most of the family (who aren’t currently up North for rifle hunting in pursuit of the elusive Michigan white tail) will be attending in support.

    With all the darkness, despair, & destruction that seems to be abounding around us remember to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord & come to Him with our burdens. God Bless You All!

    God be with you all this weekend & may He supply each one of you All you need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus…

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! How ’bout that Swallwell nutball…..

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  5. nyetneetot says:

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

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Scones

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  6. WeeWeed says:

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  7. lovely says:

    I think some of you may enjoy an American history through a Japanese artist’s eyes.

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  8. TOG&C says:

    Morning all

    Here is the third of Clyde Aspevig’s river paintings

    Here are some Thanksgiving pics of moms and their sons or grandsons

    Sore after shoveling yesterday, so I’ll just say “Hi” to everyone, and prayers to all those in distress from fires etc
    Have a great day πŸ™‚

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  9. litenmaus says:

    Morning everyone. Bright blue, not a cloud in the skies this morning. The sun is shining more today than it has for weeks. About an inch of fine snow on the ground and it is so very pretty.

    A couple of weeks ago, I reached the point where I could finally start unpacking some of my personal belongings and start downsizing. Oh my goodness, living through the reno was easy-peasy compared to this downsizing process. Who knew? :0)

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      After my divorce and move to an apt., I had to downsize and I am still working on it. My parents died a few years before I had to move and i was still working through their things.

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    • lovely says:

      Afternoon litenmaus πŸ™‚ !

      We were supposed to get 3 inches of the white stuff, we didn’t even get an inch! Hooray!

      Downsizing, my rule of thumb is if I’m not using it someone else can be so I might as well give it away.

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      • litenmaus says:

        :0) “Downsizing, my rule of thumb is if I’m not using it someone else can be so I might as well give it away.”

        I’m workin’ towards that attitude lovely, but I haven’t quite gotten there yet. :0)

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          When I need a kick in the pants to get rid of things, I watch an episode of Hoarders. That works every time. I can find things I don’t need. LOL

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        • lovely says:

          I come from a bunch of savers, growing up my parents had 2 houses, a brick and mortar store (with a full backroom and basement for storage), 3 garages and a rental space all with stuff.

          I remember I was quite young when I decided it was just too much. I reasonably can be accused of going too far the other way which I’ve tried to make adjustments for…

          My sisters are much like my folks.

          “Things” overwhelm me if there are too many of them.

          But as I said I take it too far the other way. Nothing wrong with being attached to things and the memories they evoke πŸ™‚ !

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  10. Lucille says:

    Meat Preservation by Smoking – The American Frontier

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  11. Lucille says:

    β€˜I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States
    Nolan Peterson / November 02, 2018

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  12. Lucille says:

    Clint Black Debuts New Musical (with a military theme) In San Diego


  13. 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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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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