General Discussion, Friday, March 6, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…

    …whether you’re in a snowy wood…

    …or a lovely meadow….

    “Birch Spring Meadow” by DianeSplinter

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  2. Lucille says:

    For Friday night viewing…

    MIDSOMER MURDERS – Season 10, Episode 3 – “King’s Crystal” – Full Episode

    A familiar face is among the cast…

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Thank you for posting the picture, reminded me that I had to get the hummingbird feeders out and filled.

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  4. Menagerie says:

    Stella, I read about your fall yesterday. Sorry about that, and I hope the bruising is mild. And that poor Tucker is out of timeout and giving his human smooches!

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  5. lovely says:

    10 Smiles

    1)

    2) Sunshine filtering through the canopy of trees.

    3) Harvey Weinstein (who will not kill himself) is being moved to Rikers Island.

    4)

    5) (Don’t tell Greta.)

    From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25.

    An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States.

    6) Motorcycle season is almost here.

    7) God is good.

    8) Remission. What a beautiful word.

    9) In the California primary President Trump got more votes than Bernie and Biden combined.

    10)

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    • Menagerie says:

      Bowman is your cousin lovely? And thank you for the smiles! I see sunshine through my door. About to head out in search of fish. 😀

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      • Menagerie says:

        Well, danged if I know how that got in there. How is your cousin? I still pray for him.

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        • lovely says:

          LOL I opened this is the sidebar and I thought Hmmm who is this Bowman who is my cousin?? (That is definitely a Lovely type of a typo! )

          My cousin is still in remission, still expected to die from the type of cancer as it apparently always comes back so it is really not called “remission” but I’m not at the doctor appointments so I don’t really have a clear version of what his exact status is at the moment. He has gained some weight and is looking forward to going to his little summer house as soon as the weather is warm enough.

          Thank you for your prayers and asking ❤️.

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          • Menagerie says:

            IIRC, last summer he was determined to enjoy what he thought would be his last summer there. I am glad to hear that he is better, and looking forward again to his summer retreat. Thanks for the update!

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            • lovely says:

              It was actually two summers ago that we thought would be his last! It really is a miracle, I can’t thank you, and there’s enough for your prayers.

              He is still a grumpy Gus but also still one of my favorite people, when your childhood is so entwined I think that foundation is unbreakable in many ways. We both have many memories of growing up together both good and bad. It is always nice to be with someone when something happens and no words or explanation is needed and you’re immediately on the same page.

              Thank you again.

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              • lovely says:

                *and “others” enough

                Like

              • Menagerie says:

                As you know, prayers are as much good for the one who prays as for the intended person. I am happy to pray for him. I ask for the intercession of Father Patrick Ryan, for whom a cause for sainthood has been opened in our parish. Fr. Ryan stayed in Chattanooga to nurse the sick and dying during the Yellow Fever epidemic when everyone who could left town. He sacrificed his own life to care for others. Anyhow, that is who I entrusted your cousin to.

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              • The Tundra PA says:

                I am blessed to have a cousin like that also, lovely, and I am so thankful for her. She and her sister are both breast cancer survivors.

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                • lovely says:

                  Cousins really are the best 🙂 ! I grew up a block away from mine, I’m still very close with 3 of the four of them. The fourth isn’t close with anyone, his loss.

                  Beautiful that they are survivors!

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    • Lucille says:

      A totally fine grouping of SMILES, lovely!

      5) Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, April 2017. Gander is also known for something else: September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland – https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/31491/september-11th-and-hospitable-people-gander-newfoundland

      7) Beautiful depiction of Our Lord!
      John 1:10-13: He entered our world, a world He made; yet the world did not recognize Him. Even though He came to His own people, they refused to listen and receive Him. But for all who did receive and trust in Him, He gave them the right to be reborn as children of God; He bestowed this birthright not by human power or initiative but by God’s will.

      The first chapter of the Book of St. John has always been one of my favorite chapters in all the Bible. This particular translation often has expository along with the Written Word: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=VOICE

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    • czarina33 says:

      This morning I posted this but it seems to be lost:

      I got 3 &4 mixed together and thought it was referring to Riker’s Island as the jail being on the iceberg, thus, to put Epstein on ice.

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. Hope the storms have passed and missed everyone. Gray and cloudy here today. It was supposed to have rained early this morning, but I can’t see that it did.

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  8. stella says:

    More mug meals!

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  9. lovely says:

    Looks like President Trump sent a message to this dirt human being. The first vote Romney will make that actually has a consequence and his hand is being forced.

    Good.

    Romney to vote for subpoena seeking records on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/06/romney-to-vote-for-subpoena-seeking-records-on-hunter-bidens-ukraine-work-122846

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  10. stella says:

    My black eye (blurry, sorry):

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  11. stella says:

    Medical breakthrough in Israel: a lung was removed from the body of a cancer patient, cleaned and returned

    At the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel, part of the Rabin Medical Centre, for the first time a lung cancer patient has undergone surgery in which his entire left lung was separated, taken from his body, the cancerous tumor it contained removed and the now-healthy lung reinstalled successfully back in his body to re-join its counterpart, through which the patient had continued to breathe during the extended operation, which took many hours. This patient, who is in his 40s, had suffered a cancerous tumor which eventually blocked the main airway in his left lung, leading to its collapse.

    At first, doctors thought there would be no choice but to permanently resection the damaged part of his lungs, as is usually done in such cases, which would expose him to serious risks until the hospital could find him a donor lung for a transplant.

    With this new form of surgery, however, there is no need to wait for an organ transplant and, if successful, it can also allow a patient to return to the normal routines of life without damaging chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

    “Cleansing” human organs of tumors in this manner is at an early stage and the surgeons said it may change cancer treatment everywhere in some cases, obviating the need for lung transplants and rejection risk and waiting times associated therewith.

    “The new method may change the way patients treat cancer in the world,” says Prof. Dan Arav, director of the Heart and Chest department in Beilinson, who performed the surgery alongside Dr. Faisschowitz, “Removing the diseased organ and removing the tumor, in some cases, is a development in scientific thinking. The idea has now been shown to be effective in lung cancer, and may later be applied to other organs and other forms of cancer.”

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  12. lovely says:

    Inch by inch.

    AKA “We are starting to cage some canaries.”

    Obama’s Homeland Security IG Indicted On Fraud, Theft Charges
    MARCH 6, 2020 By Tristan Justice

    Former Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Charles Edwards and his former aide Murali Yamazula Venkata were indicted Friday on charges of stealing government property to defraud the U.S. government. Yamazula was also charged with destroying records.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/06/obamas-homeland-security-ig-indicted-on-fraud-theft-charges/

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  13. lovely says:

    Just when I think my admiration for the man couldn’t get any larger he ups his game.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Just got this from Lifelock re beware of emails and phone calls. Call the CDC directly if you have questions about your area’s vulnerability:

    Message:
    While COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is capturing attention around the world, cybercriminals are capitalizing on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. There are reports of phishing scams that attempt to steal personal information or to infect your devices with malware, and ads that peddle false information or scam products.

    In one example, a phishing email that used the logo of the CDC Health Alert Network claimed to provide a list of local active infections. Recipients were instructed to click on a link in the email to access the list. Next, recipients were asked to enter their email login credentials, which were then stolen.

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