General Discussion, Friday, March 8, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:


    We do, indeed!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Thinking of you, Fry-day

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  3. Lovely… praying for your father and your family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

    Liked by 7 people

  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. I haven’t been having any trouble with wordpress for a long time. But, this morning I got up and there was no email from Stella’s like normal. I checked wordpress and the box was checked to block emails. SMH This used to happen all the time, maybe every couple of weeks. I have no idea why. And, I don’t know why it has been a year or more since the last time.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Maybe Zuckerberg secretly owns WordPress and they’re scanning it for market profiling.

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    • stella says:

      Hey, I made your peanut butter fudge this afternoon. I subbed dried cranberries for the raisins. I also didn’t have crunchy peanut butter, BUT I did have salted peanuts in the freezer, so I chopped some fine and added those to the mix.

      Thanks for the recipe. It’s delicious! A nice treat, but pretty healthy.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Great. It was a treat to take with you camping. You could put it in a plastic container and just get some out when you needed a snack. I traveled well. My only problem with it was I couldn’t stay out of it. LOL I think the cranberries probably gave it a little extra kick.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Posted a smallpiece next door that drew a bit of interest – FBI reported that hate crimes last year against Moslems dropped 11% while hate crimes against Jews increased 37%. Didn’t hear that one on the nightly news did you?

    I’m surprised as it seems anti-Semitic crimes are not being reported as much. I accidentally ran across the case, last month, of an Orthodox Rabbi in NYC who was targeted and severely beaten outside of his synagogue by a Moslem gent who screamed “ALLAH! ALLAH” and “ALL JEWS MUST DIE” as he beat him. When NYPD arrested the assailant they forwarded the usual battery charges but also recommended a ‘hate crime’ charge – the NYC DA’s office refused to add the hate crime charge. Sorta like how the NOLA DA’s office would rather slit its wrists than charge black thugs with a hate crime when they assault a non-black victim under circumstances like the NYC case.

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    • stella says:

      I see a lot about it on Facebook, because a number of my “friends” are Jewish. Some of them have worked in DC or as journalists (the few conservative ones), so it is a common topic on FB.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        It’s always been a mystery to me on how Jews deal with their enemies. They despise everything Nazi yet defend Moslems even though both Nazis and Moslems conspired during and well after WWII to wholesale slaughter Jews. I won’t even get into the continued Jewish/Black dynamic even though there’s a growing black anti-Semitic faction.

        Their love affair with the Rats has always been another mystery as ir was the Rats who pushed away thousands of Jewish refugees trying to gain safety in the US early in WWII and are now trying to neutralize Israel.

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    • stella says:

      Isn’t that the 2017 stats? I don’t think the 2018 data is available yet.

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    • stella says:

      2017 figures:

      Religious bias (Based on Table 1.)

      Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,679 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:

      58.1 percent were anti-Jewish.
      18.7 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
      4.5 percent were anti-Catholic.
      3.2 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
      2.4 percent were anti-Protestant.
      1.8 percent were anti-Other Christian.
      1.4 percent were anti-Sikh.
      1.4 percent were anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other).
      0.9 percent (15 offenses) were anti-Mormon
      0.9 percent (15 offenses) were anti-Hindu.
      0.8 percent (13 offenses) were anti-Jehovahโ€™s Witness.
      0.5 percent (9 offenses) was anti-Buddhist.
      0.5 percent (8 offenses) were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
      4.9 percent were anti-other (unspecified) religion.

      https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2017/topic-pages/incidents-and-offenses
      https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2017/tables/table-1.xls

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    • stella says:

      Here are the 2016 statistics:

      Religious bias (Based on Table 1.)

      Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,538 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:

      54.2 percent were anti-Jewish.
      24.8 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
      4.1 percent were anti-Catholic.
      3.1 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
      2.4 percent were anti-Other Christian.
      1.8 percent were anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other).
      1.3 percent were anti-Protestant.
      0.8 percent (12 offenses) were anti-Hindu.
      0.5 percent (8 offenses) were anti-Mormon
      0.5 percent (7 offenses) were anti-Sikh.
      0.4 percent (6 offenses) were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
      0.2 percent (3 offenses) were anti-Jehovahโ€™s Witness.
      0.1 percent (1 offense) was anti-Buddhist.
      5.9 percent were anti-other (unspecified) religion.

      https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016/topic-pages/incidentsandoffenses
      https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016/tables/table-1

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, had the stats, just didn’t want to overburden the readers with numbers but bottom line is that Jews are in the crosshairs and it’s just like they’re waiting for the Rats to send them letters to say where to report.

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  7. rheavolans says:

    So I see today is international wymyn’s day. If we’re allegedly still trying to have equality between the sexes, either this special [needs] day has to go or we have to start having an International Men’s Day, too.

    I for one am real interested to hear how today is celebrated in places like Iran, India, and Saudi Arabia.

    I am patiently waiting for those news stories.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Just talked to the delivery people who will be bringing our new ovens. I wanted to know the dimensions of the shipping container and the bright young thing said: “It’s four feet by 30 inches by 32 inches”. I said that I’d repeat the the figures back to her to make sure I’d transcribed them accurately and said: “4 feet by 30 inches by 32 inches, right?”. “No”, she said, “48 inches by 30 inches by 32 inches”. I said:”Four feet is 48 inches”. There was a silence for a few minutes and she said again “No, 48 inches”. I said: “48 inches is four feet”. Again a few minutes of silence followed by: “Oh yeah, that’s right”.

    They vote…

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  9. The Tundra PA says:

    IDITAROD UPDATE. We are almost to the end of Iditarod Race Day 4. For the purposes of the race clock, days begin and end at 2 pm Alaska time, the hour when the race started last Sunday. In about 4 hours we will begin Day 5.

    Generally speaking, the race has 4 roughly equal sections–each very different from the others: The Alaska Range, over tall mountains with precipitous drops in the trail; The Interior, often a long slog over sparse snow with grassy tussocks everywhere, more banging than gliding; The Yukon, 140 miles on river ice, usually against a killer headwind and deep, deep cold (40-50 degrees below zero); and The Coast, running along and over the Bering Sea with high likelihood of severe winter storms, wind, snow, sleet, hail, open sea water, complete lack of visibility. They don’t call this The Last Great Race for nothing!

    This morning finds Nic Petit (Pe-TEE) in the lead with about a 20 mile lead over the second position team, which right now is Jesse Royer. She is a 42-year-old musher from Fairbanks who has 16 previous Iditarod finishes; ten of them were in the top 10 and her best finish was 4th place in 2015. She is always a contender, and this may shape up to be her best year yet. The question is, can she beat Nic or Joar (who right now is 1 mile behind her, in 3rd position). No wait. That was 10 minutes ago. Joar is now a mile ahead of her, in 2nd position, and Jesse is 3rd. Pete Kaiser is 4 miles behind Jesse, and Mitch Seavey is 2 miles behind Pete. Aliy is currently in 11th position and apparently doing well after her 24; she left Iditarod at quarter to 3 am. Here’s the map again:

    Another quirk in the race now comes into play: there is a mandatory 8 hour rest anywhere on the Yukon River. Many mushers try to wait to the last checkpoint on the river at Kaltag, but weather plays a huge part in that decision. There will be more leapfrogging in the next 2 days as teams rest early or late.

    More from Aliy’s kennel’s blog, with photos:
    From last night: http://spkennel.com/2019/03/id-thursday-night-in-iditarod/
    And from this morning: http://spkennel.com/2019/03/id-towards-to-the-mighty-yukon/

    The Iditarod is full of sub-awards, like the gold nuggets Aliy won for being the first team to the halfway point. There is a First to the Yukon award, which Nic won at 4:23 am this morning when he mushed into Anvik: a gourmet 5 course meal and $3,500. A chef from Anchorage is flown out to cook the meal on a Coleman stove. The amazing culinary concoction is described here:
    https://iditarod.com/eye-on-the-trail-petit-wins-lakefront-anchorage-award/

    We’re still a looooong way from Nome.

    Go Aliy! Go dogs!

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  10. Lucille says:

    7 tasty casseroles to try for Lent
    When meat is off the menu, it’s time for veggies to strut their stuff.
    By ROBIN SHREEVES – March 6, 2019
    https://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/casseroles-lent

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    This was posted next door by G MICHAEL. I think it is really important. It explains who and what is behind AOC and what they are actually up to. Pretty scary.

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  12. Lucille says:

    We shall see, we shall see….

    Special Prosecutor John Huber Has a Message For Americans: Bill Barr and I Will Hold Offenders Accountable and Advance the Rule of Law
    by Cristina Laila March 8, 2019
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/special-prosecutor-john-huber-has-a-message-for-americans-bill-barr-and-i-will-hold-offenders-accountable-and-advance-the-rule-of-law/?omhide=true

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  13. The Tundra PA says:

    Another quick update on Iditarod. We are an hour into Day 5, and Aliy has moved up to 6th position, about where she has been most of the race. She is not having to break trail, as she did on the way to the checkpoint at Iditarod; but she is well positioned to move up quickly as circumstances allow. The first 4 teams are into Grayling: Nic, Joar, Jessie, and Pete. Jessie is only 20 minutes behind Joar and Pete is 20 minutes behind Jesse. It is a tight spread at the moment.

    Meanwhile, further back in the pack, Jessica Klejka is maintaining her 36th position and is currently the 3rd rookie. She arrived in the checkpoint at Iditarod about a half hour ago, after a 17-hour run from Ophir. A good long rest is in order.

    Go Aliy! Go dogs!

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™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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  15. 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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  16. Lucille says:

    So much is happening that I’m just catching up to…

    Jan-Michael Vincent, troubled ‘Airwolf’ star, has died
    By GINA SALAMONE – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – MAR 08, 2019 | 4:45 PM
    https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-jan-michael-vincent-dead-74-story.html

    ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek reveals stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis
    By KATE FELDMAN – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – MAR 06, 2019
    https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/ny-ent-jeopardy-alex-trebek-cancer-20190306-story.html

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  17. michellc says:

    I hope an inmate takes care of him. How evil can a man be to kill his youngest daughter in front of his oldest daughter and then kill her with her pleading with him not to?

    http://www.news9.com/story/40088696/chris-watts-drove-45-minutes-with-dead-wife-and-daughters-before-killing-girls-family-lawyer-says?

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