General Discussion, Friday, September 20, 2019

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  1. Lucille says:


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  2. Lucille says:

    Orphaned Elephant Returns to Human Rescuers So She Can Introduce Them to Her Newborn Calf
    By McKinley Corbley – Sep 18, 2019

    It has been 14 years since this momma elephant was rescued from the wild as an orphaned calf—and now, she has returned many years later so she can introduce her own baby to the humans who saved her.

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  3. Lucille says:

    February 2, 2019

    Some extra photos of Kwajalein…

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The same as in Vietnam, sheer waste. We had a whole hospital made from mobile home trailer units, capable of supporting the whole base, delivered. Due to some bureaucratic screwup it wasn’t assembled and the personnel never arrived. The whole thing was picked up and dumped into the sea, bureaucratic/political stuff prevented it from being given to the Vietnamese where it could have brought much needed care.

      We had a Conex box incorrectly delivered, it was meant for the Coasties a few hundred miles south and no one wanted to transport it and the Coasties couldn’t come for it. The box contained a complete machine shop for small marine engines and wasn’t cheap, even then. It was looted, the remains dumped and the Conex box repurposed, the Coasties just ordered another one.

      We dumped tons of stuff into the ocean, it was just too much trouble to sort out and reissue and it was a bucks-down war with new stuff in the pipeline acomin’ your way whether ya needed it or not. It’s how bureaucrats spend our $$$$$.

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      • Lucille says:

        After Pearl Harbor, one of my uncles joined the USN and was first stationed on a yacht which had been donated to the Navy by a Hollywood mogul when war broke out. He’d left everything onboard.

        I remember my uncle telling me that many thousands of dollars worth of items…uber expensive sterling silverware, pots, pans, cookware, monogramed china, glassware of all types, binoculars, deck chairs, various brass items, storage containers of linens/towels/blankets, and anything not deemed useful to the navy was dumped at sea.

        Everything could easily have been donated to a charity to benefit sailors. But that was too much trouble. Of course they wouldn’t let any of the sailors onboard keep a thing. Thinking outside the box is just not in the regulations.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          You don’t have to be smart to be an officer and they make these decisions. That’s why one of the main functions of senior NCOs, aside from protecting their soldiers from stupid officer mistakes, is keeping junior to mid-level officers from killing themselves…at least not the ones who show promise.


  4. Menagerie says:

    Good morning. Here is a very good article on Amy Coney Barrett for consideration of a Supreme Court pick. I’ve read Zmirak for awhile. Found this on Facebook, shared by Eric Metaxas, who also likes his writings. He is thorough in his writing, fleshes things out well.

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    • Thank you, Menagerie. Morning!

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    • Lucille says:

      Menagerie, that was most informative. IMO, Justice Scalia had the right take. If it is allowed by the Constitution, then the Constitution takes precedence over personal faith beliefs. And I agree with Scalia’s and Thomas’ view that abortion is not covered under the Constitution.

      If a potential nominee cannot abide by the Constitution, then he should not take the position of Justice or be offered it. He can do a better job of bringing others to a faith position outside the confines of the judiciary where he can speak freely. But why put someone on the Court who has a list of subjects on which they would recuse themselves…and that list would change at the whim of a church leader whose philosophies are already anti-American. That is not serving America well.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

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    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    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!

    Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    SUV driving around on the inside of a mall. Some reports of shots fired. Woodfield mall in Chicago. Machine gun he said.


  8. czarowniczy says:

    We have achieved, finally, something US government admirers of the old Soviet Union have been trying to institute for decades – an internal passport.

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    • Lucille says:

      Where, what?


      • czarowniczy says:

        The Real ID Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109–13, 119 Stat. 302, enacted May 11, 2005, is an Act of Congress that modifies U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedure standards for driver’s licenses and identity documents, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism. (Wikipedia)

        The Feds have demanded that all state’s DLs/IDs meet FZd criteria. If you don’t have one of these standard IDs (or a passport) you will not be allowed to pass any TSA stations to board transportation, inter or intrastate or enter any Federal facility that requires an ID to do so. Period.

        Right now it applies to plane/train/bus but it becomes a defacto standard Federal ID and the Feds will have access to all of the states’ databases. In theory you need to provide a bucket of ID to get it but I didn’t know I got mine until just a few days ago, apparently I got mine when I went in for a normal renewal just before my DL expired. They gave me that DL about 12 years ago when I turned in my Louisiana DL for a Mississippi one.

        The Soviets had an internal passport/ID, every citizen of the state had one. You needed it as a form of national ID and you couldn’t travel or conduct business without it. In many cases you needed it and permission to travel inside of Russia, get caught without it and you were in deep trouble. There were more than a few in the US Federal bureaucracy who wanted a standardized national ID for everyone in the US and for the longest time the idea was fought. Come 2001 and the groundwork for the destruction of privacy and state citizenship was laid.

        At some point I’m sure we’ll see the “Zhow me your paperz pleaze” where you can be randomly stopped on the streets and forced to show ID, maybe explain why you’re there, where you came from and where you’re going. Actually you can be today, it’s called a ‘Terry Stop’ but has some minimal requirements prior to a stop. You also have a police field interview as when you’re stopped for a ‘broken tail light’ or ‘broken licence plate light’. The clumsy cocktail party discussion about ‘where are you headed’, ‘where did you come from’, all of that chatter is about seeing if the officer can develop something out of the encounter while he’s got you stopped. Right now you are not required to answer and if you do and get jacked up into something you can’t claim Miranda.

        There’s a lot of people who want to mandate the answering of any and all questions by any LEA and the requirement to produce personal ID on demand…a practice now used on many highways by ICE/DHS/BP. That smell is the frog soup on the back boiler.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          And, yet, they aren’t supposed to ask if you are illegal, are they?

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          • czarowniczy says:

            That slight tickling you feel is the Feds blowing smoke…

            They have this BS about all of the ‘security’ built in, trying to make it seem as if illegals can’t get one but it’s up to the states to manage issuance and those illegals who already have a DL under existing laws I’ll bet are going to get one of these new whiz-bang ones.

            Czarina is dfue to get hers replaced so we’ll see if time has caused the procedures to change.


  9. bj says:

    Does anyone have an update on justfactsplz . Gary and Lori? Lori’s surgery was scheduled for Monday, 9/23. Thanks,


  10. 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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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. 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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  12. Lucille says:

    JW Exposes More Anti-Trump Coup Cabal Docs, New Ethics Complaint against Ilhan Omar, & MORE!

    Judicial Watch – September 20, 2019

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