General Discussion, Sunday, January 13, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:

    Whether life is warm and sunny or cold and snowy may your path through become crystal clear to you…

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Nuevo Juarez, nice pic.

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  3. Lucille says:

    A lovely tribute to a lovely woman…

    Crooner says he’ll see her again – she just changed address

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  4. lovely says:

    10 Reasons today is a good day 😊

    1) Hillary Clinton is not president.

    2) Donald Trump is President.

    3) We are surrounded by beauty.

    Theophila β€œOffy” Palmer by Reynolds.

    4) This one is personal but….the storm missed us!

    5) God is good.

    ”And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:13

    6) We have the relentless and very relatable Scott Pressler advocating every day for America and our president.

    I’m on a mission.

    I will talk to the janitor, the business owner, & even the drunk kid at the club.

    I will talk to anyone & do whatever it takes to wake people up that the democrat party is selling out our country.

    Americans deserve jobs, Americans come first! __Scott Pressler

    7) We have Stella’s Place. (Hat tip to Stella πŸ™‚ ❀️ ) .

    8) There is this;

    Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch 51 Trump Appointment. Conservative Constitutionalist

    Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh 53 Trump Appointment. Conservative Constitutionalist

    Associate Justice Elena Kagan 58 Obama Appointment. Garbage Liberal Activist

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts 63 Bush Appointment. Part of the Bush Dynasty, puppet, squishy. Compromised? Trump hater. But in a pinch he is mostly going to vote with the Constitutionalist block. Obama Care aside.

    Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor 64 Obama Appointment. Garbage Liberal Activist

    Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito is 68 Bush Appointment. Constitutionalist

    Associate Justice Clarence Thomas 70 years old. Bush Appointment. Conservative Constitutionalist

    Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer is 80 years old. Clinton Appointment. Garbage Liberal Activist

    Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 years old. Clinton Appointment. Rabid Liberal Activist on death’s door.

    9) Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Who keeps his K-Bar knife, that he received at his SEAL training graduation, on his desk in DC -Front and Center-) tweeted I cannot in good conscience get paid while federal employees’ financial futures hang in the balance because of this partial government shutdown. I’ve asked the Chief Administrative Officer to withhold my pay until we have come to an agreement to adequately fund border security. Putting the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez segment of the DC Freshmen Socialists to shame.

    10) Everyday there is a headline somewhere that reads β€œTrump rages about x. y or z” this encourages readers to go read President Trump’s Twitter feed where he continues to make a very sound mature case for the wall and a very sound and serious case that most of the upper echelons in our government were/are corrupt and that the MSM is simply a Clinton/Obama politicized arm of the democratic party.

    The MSM is unwittingly encouraging people to read the truth.

    23% of Federal inmates are illegal immigrants. Border arrests are up 240%. In the Great State of Texas, between 2011 & 2018, there were a total of 292,000 crimes by illegal aliens, 539 murders, 32,000 assaults, 3,426 sexual assaults and 3000 weapons charges. Democrats come back!__President Trump

    ”President Trump Rages”



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    • Great post, lovely! We have much to be thankful for and we just keep fighting on to rid ourselves of the Obama years. It’s so much better already thanks to President Trump and the patriots who elected him.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And we have Pelosi doddering on about opening the government and the Rats promising to explore new technology to secure the border if Trump opens the government. Begs the questions of why they haven’t done this previously and why she thinks anyone would believe her BS lies for one New York second? You know good and well that once the government’s open that research program would get funded and worked on right next to the Congressional ‘converting lead to gold’ program.

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    • TOG&C says:

      Love your positive posts Lovely πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      love Rep. Dan Crenshaw too. We need more like him in Gov’t.

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      • lovely says:

        Thanks TOG&C . The world is beautiful we all, myself included need to be reminded of that in todays day and age.

        So much is negative and downright evil I am not ignorant of that but I’m putting my energies into the positive. Into what is holy and good. I truly believe one day as promised the darkness will be no more.


    • Lucille says:

      Love that Crenshaw displays his KA-BAR! What character! When you think of the goofy/ignorant haters in the new Dem House class, what an incredible contrast!

      Check out this history of the knife vid…”The KA-BAR Legacy”

      Another photo featuring a KA-BAR…at the second battle of Fallujah, imbedded freelance combat photographer Lucian Read took this iconic photo…

      …1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal is seen carrying his 9mm Beretta in his right hand and his KA-BAR in his left. Asked later why he was so-armed despite severe injuries, he merely indicated that someone needed to protect the men who had to carry him out. Btw, he lost 60% of his blood that day.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        My ex-FIL had a Randall Model 1 in WWII and I had mine but post-Vietnam. In all the K-Bar worked fine, it does what a knife had to do but at a lesser price than the Randall which also has a nearly year-long wait time to get it after you order it.

        My Gerber Mk 1 is one of the 1st run, 5-degree offset on the blade and a rumored penchant for being too brittle. Never thought of using it except as a backup boot knife as for a combat knife it had a fatal flaw – the polished steel blade could be used to signal satellites.

        We used to say that you use your combat knife 99.5% of the time for non-combat uses and the other .05% of the time you used it to cut yourself.

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      • lovely says:

        Great photo Lucille ! Thanks!

        someone needed to protect the men who had to carry him out.


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        • Lucille says:

          Kasal retired just last year from being the Sergeant Major of the I Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, CA.

          His injuries in 2004 were so extensive to the body and legs that they wanted to amputate his right leg but he wouldn’t give permission, telling the doctors they’d just have to find a way to save it. At that point the docs pretty much were in agreement that even if it was saved, he’d never walk again seeing as he lost 4 inches of the leg bone. Of course, he did. However, it was a grueling recovery.

          It’s really a fascinating story which I followed almost from the beginning after the photo was released. He and one other Marine, Cpl. Mitchell, received Navy Crosses for the battle, which you can see was inside a house. I just love it when someone’s determination and fortitude proves everyone wrong.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Morning all!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Well you can duct tape a dozen flashing aircraft lights to the already obvious but when the agency committing the crimes is the investigative arm of the agency that would investigate the investigator…whatcha gonna do?
      BTW, when you talk money trails ya got a problem – the CIA’s budget is heavily classified and is usually heavily hidden inside of the budgets of other agencies. The Company also owns numerous cover civilian businesses, many of whom have government contracts, that provide revenue streams, so you’re never going to get a complete accounting of where money comes from or goes to. One big advantage it has over the FBI.

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    • lovely says:

      President Trump just said yesterday, speaking of the DC powers that be, ” I have to be careful they’re dirty players, they’re no good.” I wonder if it will be possible for him to shoot the fish in the barrel. My hope is that he uses a street sweeper and gets them all.*

      *I am speaking figuratively just in case some zealots are reading. I hope they are convicted and that the death penalty is sought and carried out. Legally.

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  7. TOG&C says:

    So this is my last comment in the aviation series & will be (in general) my last comment for a while.

    The Austrian engineer “Ignaz β€œIgo” Etrich of Bohemia designed a beautiful aircraft with a distinctive bird-like look called The Taube (German for β€œDove”) which was made in 1910. A graceful monoplane, the Etrich Taube was a mass of wires & control cables. that provided aerodynamic control through wing warping. It was considered by many to be the most stylish design of its day compared with the lattice-work tail structure of other planes. This early observation aircraft was called by the French, “the Invisible Aircraft” because the translucence of the clear doped linen covering the Taube was almost invisible when above 12OO feet. It was the world’s first “stealth plane”! Like the Wright brothers & a large number of other aviation enthusiasts, Etrich, took his lead from Otto Lilienhal, (prior glider 1893 photos) & first experimented with gliding wings. In 1910, the manufacturing rights were acquired by Edmund Rumpler, who dropped the name of Etrich.

    The Taube was the first German aircraft to fly over Paris. In 1913 they flew from Berlin to Paris, & then from Paris to London. The return journey went from London to Berlin via Calais, Antwerp, Nijmegan & Hannover. The flight became immortalized as the “Five Countries Flight”.

    The Taube was the first military airplane mass produced in Germany, the first airplane used for dropping bombs, & the first German military aircraft to be used in larger scales. At the start of WW1 in 1914 Tauben were already in service with the air forces of Italy, Germany & Austro-Hungary as an observation & training aircraft, & were quickly used as a reconnaissance aircraft. The Taube was a stable aircraft with good flying characteristics, however, it was not highly maneuverable. Since it carried no armament other than crew members’ revolvers or rifles, it was of little front-line value. It remained in use as a trainer. It was one of the last WWI planes to use the wing warping method of control. I must admit I was disappointed that this beautiful plane that looked like a dove & gave people the freedom of flight was used for war.

    For our 1st pic we have this beautiful 1913 Etrich Taube Aeroplane (Representation, not original)

    Here is a painting of the Taube pilot having to use his sidearm because there was no weaponry on the Taube. I cannot read the artist’s signature.

    Here is another plane and bird comparison, but a bit newer πŸ˜‰

    And for our last picture we have the flying machine drawings of the great Leonardo DaVinci.

    Probably ever since early man 1st saw a bird fly, he wished he could fly too, and that has never changed.

    See you all in a few weeks, take care everyone, and have a great day! πŸ™‚

    Info from: http://warrior481 dot blogspot dot com/2014_10_01_archive dot html where you can see close up photos of the only known flyable example of a Taube in North America at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine. Info also from http://www dot fiddlersgreen dot net/models/aircraft/Etrich-Taube dot html – that has actual old photos of Tauben.

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  8. WeeWeed says:

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    BTW, my engraved Vietnam K-Bar, along with my Randall, my original run Gerber Mark I and original first-run LaGana tomahawk are sitting in storage. Wondering how soon after I go to room temp my heirs will have them on eBay? Then again, heirs just don’t have the same attachment to things the owner does.

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  10. TOG&C says:

    Hi Stella,
    I posted a comment earlier, and it has not shown up. Would you please check to see if it is in spam?
    Thanks also for the email exchange πŸ˜‰


  11. JTR says:

    Ain’t it the truth? My DD has already told me my Noritake is a goner!

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    • TOG&C says:

      Morning JTR πŸ™‚
      Bummer, I like my pretty porcelain.

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    • Menagerie says:

      See, I am feeling pretty good about giving that stuff away now. Of course my granddaughters, who are impressed with the pretty dishes now, might grow up and toss all of it in the trash.

      Our sons are going to appreciate their dad’s bang bang stuff, and the most responisble one, who is also a serious collector, will get the two that belonged to my husband’s father.

      Anyhow, even if they want to sell stuff, we just don’t have a lot of valuables. And there is the fact that I kept very little of my mother’s stuff, and indeed, sold most of it off in the South’s largest yard sale. So, I can’t get too excited about what they might do.

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  12. TOG&C says:

    Morning to anyone I missed πŸ™‚
    … and see you in a few weeks πŸ˜‰

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    • czarina33 says:

      Mornin’ and evenin’ as well. Hope youe health is well cared for and your trip is sucessful not stressful. Also best wishes to your DH!


  13. auscitizenmom says:

    OMG There is a movie on, Fort Dobbs, with Clint Walker. He was never one of my favorites, but I just saw the scene where he comes tearing across the desert on his horse, then suddenly stop and turns the horse to face back the way he came. Wow………….reminded me I hadn’t taken my BP meds yet. 😯 He’s a lot of man.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Clint Walker was my first crush. He was in a western when I was very small. Can’t remember the title, but I sat in front of the tv every time it was on.

      Never have lost my love of westerns. Books, tv shows, movies, I love a well written western. Can’t picture any of the sissy boy Hollywood stars of today doing them justice though.

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  14. Lucille says:

    “There Are Such Things” by The Pied Pipers
    The woman sounds like June Hutton, but not sure about the guys. June was the younger sister of Ina Ray Hutton, who I remember listening to as a child when she and her all-female orchestra had a TV program in Los Angeles.


  15. Menagerie says:

    Here’s my newest food passion. I have just started making my own kefir and kombucha. This has been inspired by me starting to take a really good probiotic, which is not cheap. It has just been one of those things that worked. It made me feel better, and allowed me to tolerate a really strong antiobiotic for the first time in many years.

    So, I have been studying up on gut health and fermented food. It’s easy stuff to do, kinda fun, and definitely cheaper than buying the stuff.

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    • lovely says:

      My daughter just started making her own kombucha, well, about 3 of months ago. Anyhow a friend gave her a SCOBY (one of which we ruined) so she gave her another one and things are going really well since the second scabby.

      Something to be aware of which you may be already but you need to cover it with a 100% cotton towel (never cheesecloth) and a rubber band or get a kombucha specific crock. If you go the way of a crock make sure that it is lead free. If you go with a cheaper crock the fermentation process may eat away at the plastic/rubber that is part of the spigot and you may wake up to a rather ugly mess.

      The biggest danger according to my friend is fruit flies if they get into the kombucha started it becomes toxic. Keep a fruitfully trap near by and never leave the kombucha itself uncovered.

      No plastic containers.

      Places like Whole Foods has empty recycled kombucha bottles that you can have for free πŸ™‚ .

      Also only refined sugar as any other sugar doesn’t allow it to ferment properly.

      Sorry if you know all of this already but apparently people have gotten very sick from fruit flies getting into it.

      Oh and if you get overrun with SCOBY my friend said she puts them in one spot in her garden and it is now a worm hot bed πŸ™‚ ! (We had one form in our fruit fly trap!)

      Afternoon Menagerie πŸ™‚ !

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    Hauled the big dog into the tub, 90 pounds pof [passive resistance now giving me the stink eye from the new dog pillow Czarina just made her. Little beagle-terrier freaked out and hid, big wet dog ratted her out so she went too. 3rd dog can wait.

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  17. Gil says:

    Happy Sunday! We are set for a weeks worth of rain and so far are having a decent socal winter. I still can go without a coat though!

    I guess since newsom wants to provide “free” healthcare for illegals his method to partially pay for it is to start taxing drinking water. But its temporary they say, onky until they make water “safe” in certain areas. They will never run out of ideas for taxes.

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  18. Gil says:

    Happy Sunday! WordPress just ate my post….

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  19. lovely says:

    President Sledgehammer.

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  20. 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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  21. 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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