General Discussion, Saturday, December 22, 2018

Holiday Lights in front of Fourth Presbyterian Church along Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago.

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108 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, December 22, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    URGENT πŸ”΄ Presidential Message from Donald J Trump at the White House

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  2. TOG&C says:

    Morning Everyone!
    Today’s painting I believe from looking at the logo on lower right & from the painting style is by LC Leyendecker

    Our Nativity cake for today reflects the intense colors of the painting, and also looks like a stained glass window. I’m guessing it was made by “painting” with tubes of gel icing.

    Caturday has not appeared yet so I’ll just put this little Christmas kitten here πŸ˜‰

    Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

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  3. Lucille says:

    Whatever the day may bring, may we take in stride or in pleasure…

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  4. Lucille says:

    Israeli company claims it has created new technology that can destroy cancerous tumors

    Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Therapy is minimally invasive procedure that reportedly leaves healthy tissue unharmed.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Interesting. Israeli companies have come up with a few innovative ways of treating cancer over the last few years but despite being tested and adopted in Israel and Europe they still have to slog through the tortuous and special-interest minefield of FDA testing and acceptance. The FDA may look at foreign testing but will still start it going through the long and winding road of the Federal swamp.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        As I was dragging myself out of a foggy awakening this AM the basis for my reply ooooozed into my mind.
        After 911 there was, if you remember, a big fear of a dirty bomb attack or AQ sneaking a suitcase nuke into the US. The fear wasn’t groundless so port cities started installing radiation detectors around the port areas just in case the bad guys managed to sneak any radioactive device in…you know, like inside of all of that dope they can’t seem to find?
        One night a guy was driving past an active part of the Port of New Orleans, down on Tchoupitoulas Avenue (didn’t have to put that detail in but I just love to write that name).
        Suddenly he’s surrounded by various police, lights flashing, guns out, barking orders to get out of the car, ect. The guy’s in shock – what’s he done?
        In the course of things he’s told he been stopped because he’s the only car on Tchoupitoulas (there we go again) and the radiation detectors have gone off – he’s suspected of carrying radioactive materials. The locals who can’t seem to catch the dope coming in thru the port have potentially captured a major terrorists, hi-5s and donuts all around.
        Imagine their surprise when the doctors at a major local hospital confirm that he’s being treated for prostate cancer by having radioactive seeds implanted in his prostate, seeds whose radioactivity will, they hope, destroy the cancer.
        So the process isn’t new, maybe it’s just this particular isotope being used that it. I would suggest, however, that if you were to need this treatment you get a certified note from your doctor in case you have to travel by/in/thru a port and some airline facilities as the security/TSA staff might not be as restrained in reacting as these local police were.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Happy Caturday!

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Anybody else remember yesterday being the 30th anniversary of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland? 259 passengers/crew going home for Christmas and 11 people on the ground were killed.
    An investigation led to the arrest and conviction of a Libyan intelligence officer in 2001. He was sentenced to life in prison by a Scottish court but in 2009 was diagnosed with prostate cancer and, for humanitarian reason, released and allowed to return to Libya where he dies about 2-1/2 years later.

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  7. It’s amazing how much cancer sucks. J. was half of my best friend.

    C. is the other half, and is still half of my best friend, ever.

    This song makes me cry. I have to leave the room when it plays.

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    • lovely says:

      Beautiful. You know Wooly I volunteer with an organization that brings groceries and other necessities to our poor brothers and sisters, most of my people have mental health issues.

      She pulls those shades down tight

      ^This really struck me because I would say that regardless of the weather or time of day at least 70% of our people have every blind and or curtain pulled closed. It always makes me sad it is as if the world is simply too much for them, even the sunshine makes them hide.

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  8. 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!

    Christmas Donuts

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  10. lovely says:

    Ankle Scarves Are the New Cold Weather Accessory We Didn’t See Coming

    It’s a shame that someone doesn’t create some stretchy material thing that would slide over the foot and ankle while simultaneously fitting inside of a shoe, then both your ankle and foot would stay warm.


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  11. stella says:

    Outlander book fans:

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  12. Lucille says:

    “Pres. Trump defends pulling troop out of Syria”
    One America News Network

    No mention of Saudi Arabia picking up the slack re the Kurds, thus relieving our troops of that obligation. Of course, if any entity even breathes in the Saudis’ direction, they will severely regret it. They are apparently VERY well armed.

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  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:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    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 you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  15. auscitizenmom says:

    The discussion of guns in schools isn’t a new one. Here is a true story on Death Valley Days.

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    • This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Back when TV was good.

      I have to keep pausing it, because I’m laughing so hard.

      “Boxes and boxes of bullets!”

      “Makes me wish I was back in school again. Why, our old cross-eyed teacher couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn!”

      Tell your kids this: TV used to be good. They’ll express disbelief, but assure them, it did.

      Once upon a time. Show them all of Little House, and Andy of Mayberry, and The Waltons. TV was actually good at one tiny point in our history. It served the cause of goodness, for a very brief period.

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    • Thank you, ausmom. My sides are hurting.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        I LOL’d when she casually shot the ball out of the air and all the kids sat down in shock. These are supposed to be based on true stories. πŸ˜€


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