General Discussion, Monday, April 22, 2019

Today is the 149th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birthday, more popularly known today as “Earth Day”. The first Earth Day took place on the 100th anniversary of VL’s birthday, although some of the founders deny that they were aware of it at the time.

The story goes that one of the founders of Earth Day, Ira Einhorn (although it has been denied that he was) murdered and composted his girlfriend. On Mar. 28, 1979, a homicide detective discovered the body of Helen “Holly” Maddux rotting in a trunk in Einhorn’s home 18 months after she was reported missing. Einhorn, said it was a set-up by some who opposed his antiwar activism. He fled the country just days before his trial was set to begin in 1981, but was tried in absentia and found guilty of murder in 1993.  After being on the run in Europe for over 15 years, he was extradited to the U.S. and was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison.

Ira Einhorn at the Earth Day rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970.

Whatever the truth may be, Einhorn was definitely present at the first Earth Day rally in Philadelphia, although I can  understand why the organizers attempted to put as much distance between themselves and Einhorn as they possibly could.

I suggest that you celebrate the day in whatever manner you see fit.

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96 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, April 22, 2019

  1. Lucille says:

    For the beauty of the earth,
    For the beauty of the skies,
    For the love which from our birth
    Over and around us lies,
    Lord Of All, to Thee we raise
    This our hymn of joyful praise!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Amazing! Left-wing Comedian Jimmy Dore Uses Facts and Documents to Show the Origins of the Clinton-Podesta Trump Collusion Narrative (VIDEO)
    by Jim Hoft – April 21, 2019

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  3. 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! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
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    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
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    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
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    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
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    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
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    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
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    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    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!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  4. lovely says:

    10 beautiful things.

    1) Treasures found in brightly colored plastic eggs.

    2) An Easter Sunday warm and sunny enough to sit out on the deck for Easter dinner.

    3) The Love of Christ.

    — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

    “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
    The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
    But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    4) Risotto.

    5) Sharing the Easter sun with the neighborhood turtle.

    6) Benny Johnson and his response to MSNBC harassing Robert Mueller as he left Easter Mass.

    7) Making pot holders as a child. Watching your own child make the same ones decades later.

    8) No collusion. No obstruction.

    9) Fresh fruit.

    10) Ballet

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    • Beautiful list, lovely! I hope your Easter was very special. 😊

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      • lovely says:

        Good morning Sand 🙂 . It was small just 4 of us. My daughter and her boyfriend are back from Asia so there were pictures and tales of abroad which was really fun.

        We actually had a vegan meal which was really scrumptious 🙂 .

        Talk turned to politics so I went for a walk and found a turtle. Wise decision 😎.

        Apparently liberals don’t like creepy Joe and are very divided on the field of lunatics so that is good news.

        How was your Easter?

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        • I’m so glad you got to enjoy Easter with family! It sounds like a fun visit minus the political discourse. 😉
          We had a nice weekend. It was pretty quiet here, because my older DD and the littles all have croup, so they stayed home. My step-son and his family recently moved to Arizona, but we got some texts and pics from them about their celebrations. It would have been nice to see them, but this coming Saturday we are babysitting so that DD and her husband can have a date. I’m planning to do an Easter egg hunt with my grandson, who’s 3, and baby B at 6 months old, will just be happy to be carried around to watch the fun.

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          • lovely says:

            It was pretty quiet here, because my older DD and the littles all have croup, so they stayed home.

            Oh no! 🙏🏼

            We had people working, my niece always goes to the in-laws for Easter so we had no little kids, my one sister was “too tired” but it was still nice.

            A few years ago my mom and sister told me that we don’t celebrate Easter as a family nor did we ever. It is a good thing that I have learned with age that I’m not a crazy person 🙂 since we did always celebrate Easter dinner, anyhow the fact that we really didn’t celebrate Easter dinner for the last few years made this one seem not so odd with so few of there.

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            • It’s been a minor thing for us in recent years, partly because everyone was doing their own fun things. We had huge celebrations at my grandparent’s house, when I was little. It had to be big with thirteen of us grandkids. Lots of food and fun desserts and a big Easter egg hunt. I hope to be able to do that for my grandkids at some point. Fond memories. 🙂

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              • Menagerie says:

                We had seven grandkids here yesterday, missing only one who was at his dad’s house. I don’t have a picture of all eight of them and I want one so badly. As soon as school ends the oldest one will have to go spend the whole summer in Ohio at his dad’s house, not getting back down here to my son and his mom until the last week before school, so I’m losing my chance until fall soon.

                Last time they were all together the notorious Conner had an epic meltdown and refused to be in the pictures. Which is likely to happen again, so I have a rope ready for him. I refuse to be thwarted forever. They are growing so fast.

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                • They do grow so fast. I was on FaceTime with the 3 year old and 6 month old earlier this evening, because the 3 year old told my DD, “I’m going over to Mimi and Pops house and having pancakes with strawberries and blueberries, right now, you got that?” He’s a hoot! She cracked up laughing and suggested they do a FaceTime call instead, since they are all still sick. He was okay with that. (Of course I’m going to make sure he gets his favorite pancakes on Saturday.) Anyway… looking at baby B, I was noticing that her hair is starting to thicken and fill in a lot on top and it practically happened overnight. She’s already wearing 9 to 12 months clothes. Wish they could stay little a whole lot longer.

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    • Lucille says:

      Wonderful, every single one! Thanks so much for putting it together, lovely!

      Liked by 2 people

      • lovely says:

        Thank you Lucille 🙂 !

        Su is shining here but we are supposed to get a thunderstorm or two tonight. I hope the weather guessers are right. You can feel the rain in the air 🙂 .

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      I love turtles!

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      • lovely says:

        This guy was there in the sun for hours and hours. I climbed out on a tree that had fallen in the water to get as close as I could I was afraid I’d scare him away if I tried to get any closer.

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  5. lovely says:

    Good morning folks.

    Any ideas on what this might be?

    It hangs on the wall.

    Signed Bobby Upton 1984.

    A musically inclined friend said it reminded her of a kalimba but that it really wasn’t one. If you tap the long copper color bard they spring back and make musical sounds by bubumping with the hanging metal thing-a-ma-gig .

    Thanks for any input 🙂 .

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    • stella says:

      Some kind of fanciful musical instrument, although it looks like a mid-century doorbell.

      Liked by 3 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Hmmmmmm…from what I’ve seen it could be taxpayer paid for ‘public art’.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lovely says:

        Come on Czar. It is made of murdered trees, not gold, no anti-christian symbolism in it, no pro -Islam symbolism that I can see, so probably not funded by we the tax payers.

        But thanks for the guess 👍🏽!

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We had a spate, some years back, of ‘public art’ purchased by various government and private agencies meant to grace our public spaces.

          One of the pieces of art bought was a series of expensive painted sheet metal depictions of insects and animals put up on tall posts. We were at the studio of another artist involved in providing sculpted art to the project, art that required many hours of heavy and dirty work. We mentioned this insect/animal project to him, in passing, but he took it seriously. His face screwed up when we mentioned the ‘art’ and he walked over to a workbench, picked up a piece of sheet metal and some tin snips. About 5 minutes of snipping and bending and he came up with a miniature, almost exact, copy of one of the more complex pieces. If it would have been full size all he’d have needed to do was pop rivet the piece into position, spritz some paint and viola, public art.

          Since then ‘public art’ has sort of been an inside joke between us. No trees hurt in the creation of this post.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    “Geez”, says Ira Einhorn, “kill one girlfriend and eveyone forgets all the good you’ve done, pure antisemitism.”.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. stella says:

    Got an email from American Express on Saturday that read:

    As part of our regular account security monitoring, we’ve determined that your Card number may have been intercepted by an external party. To protect you against fraud, we’ve issued a replacement Card for your account ending in XXXXX. You will receive this replacement Card within the next several days.

    This is the third time in the past two years; the last time was in December. I do use this particular card for on-line transactions, other than Amazon. Just got the replacement via Fedex.

    I am very happy about American Express fraud protection, but this is a pain in the butt. It doesn’t affect automatic payments that I have set up, but it does affect others that have to be changed.

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    • No fun when that happens. Changing everything around is a real pain, but also the frequent breaches of our personal information is very aggravating.

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    • czarina33 says:

      American Express is so very attentive. One afternoon we got a call asking if we had purchased $300 of flowers in Florida and some golf clubs. Another time they asked if i bought a blue Kitchen Aid mixer in Cincinatti at Macy’s. Then Czar got a call while I was at work about the purchase of VERY expensive shoes that morning in Paris. That was my favorite.

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  9. Lucille says:

    Closing out the day…it’s so common, but the sun sets all over the world each day…and we never get tired of the beauty…this time at the Sarasota shore….

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  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. rheavolans says:

    So i was kind of laughing about this whole Measles thing, and I know I shouldn’t, but as a friend posted on Facebook the other day, people whine about why they’re taught science and biology in school, and then they grow up and think that vaccines cause autism and the earth is flat.

    But I was grocery shopping this weekend, and wanted a Nestle product, so I consulted my list of products not to buy because the companies that make them used aborted fetal cells as part of the manufacturing process, usually to test flavorings. I wish I were joking but this apparently is a thing and I store the following list on my phone, and I don’t buy Nestle’s Coffeemate creamers anymore:

    What I happened to notice this time as I was inspecting the list were all the vaccines that involve fetal cells in production, and then the note at the bottom about moral alternatives to a lot of these vaccines. But you know what’s not listed as a vaccine with an alternative that doesn’t involve slaughtered children?

    The MMRII, which includes vaccination for measles.

    I don’t say this to say that somehow this epidemic can be traced back to lots of pro-lifers suddenly taking a stand. You never know, but I sincerely doubt that to be the case. More likely, the measles cases are the result of the usual anti-vaxxer crowd getting all their information from mommy blogs and Facebook rather then medical professionals.

    But still, it makes me wonder. And it chills me to think that this is far science has fallen, that it builds the health and well being of children on the bodies of ones murdered in the womb.


    • Did you see this article?
      It could be anti-vaxxers are some of the issue, but I’ve always suspected it was this 👆🏻


      • stella says:

        It is anti-vaxxers – ones who travel and bring the disease back with them. Some countries (France, for one) has a vaccination rate that has dropped a lot in recent years. They had a huge measles outbreak a couple of years ago.

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    • stella says:

      Fetal cells are used in the production of some vaccines. They are cells from two legal therapeutic abortions done in the 1960’s. I wrote about this in at least one of my posts about vaccines.


      • rheavolans says:

        BTW, forgot to ask last night what “therapeutic ” abortion is. Every pro-abortion advocate argues that every abortion is therapeutic. That adjective is too vague.


        • stella says:

          It wasn’t in the 1960’s when abortion was mostly illegal. Here is the info about the two abortions:

          There are two specific human cell lines that are used in vaccine production. The first one is known as the Wistar Institute-38 or “WI-38”. The second is the Medical Research Council -5 or “MRC-5”.

          The WI-38 cell line was developed in July 1962 from “lung tissue taken from a therapeutically aborted [female] fetus of about 3 months gestational age.” The MRC-5 cell line was developed September 1966 from “lung tissue taken from a 14 week [male] fetus aborted for psychiatric reason from a 27 year old physically healthy woman.”

          From what I can gather, a therapeutic abortion was done prior to legalization of abortion in this country in cases where continuing the pregnancy would harm the mother (one example is pre-eclampsia, or eclampsia which at that time could only be cured by delivery of the child.) Abortions were also done sometimes if the child wasn’t considered to be viable. I don’t know how they knew that, but I am not a doctor.


    • stella says:

      PS: Start using real dairy products in your coffee. I used to use the creamer, and I have lactose intolerance, but now I use real dairy that I treat with lactase drops. Tastes so much better!

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      • rheavolans says:

        I use the International Delight stuff because I like flavored coffee (I know. I’m one of those people .) They have sugar-free versions, which is helpful because I have a hard time tracking carbs in things I drink.

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