General Discussion, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…

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  2. Lucille says:

    RAVEN

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ Lucille, everyone. Sunny here today and tomorrow. I’m all excited. Today we are going out to eat lunch. So far, one of our favorite restaurants isn’t answering the phone and we are afraid they aren’t going to reopen. So, we are going to stop by there and if they aren’t open, there is another place we know for sure is.

    I hear there is a cold front coming in. Snow? Not here, but for you guys up North. :\

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  5. stella says:

    Good morning all! Cool weather all week here, and below freezing on Friday night.

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  6. stella says:

    Unbelievable.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      “Just because I can!”
      It’s win-win for a politician. If there’s an uptick in cases in the county he can say ‘he tried’ but non-compliant counties spread their plague into Dane. If cases drop, he can take credit. He’s a Democrat and can also blame Trump for anything that goes wrong while taking personal credit for whatever goes right.

      All you sheep, over there in the corner!”

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    • stella says:

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  7. Lucille says:

    This man is so willfully ignorant. He has virtually no ability to think about or understand the consequences of his actions and apparently doesn’t care to read, either. Down the centuries there have been great popes, and inadequate ones. But Francis is in a category all his own re his “dialogues” with Islamists which are totally one-sided in their influence.

    If the dialogue’s reason for being was so Francis could talk about Christ and his saving grace and mercy plus an invitation to read the Bible’s true version of who Christ is and not Islam’s fake version, that would be exemplary. But Muslims would never agree to meet under such circumstances. Thus he is simply another dhimmi and not representing Christ at all. For shame!

    Pope Francis, Not Content to Falsely Accuse Christians of Fictional Atrocity, Celebrates Jihadis’ Favorite Holiday
    By Robert Spencer – May 02, 2020

    Francis, for his part, proclaimed that “authentic Islam and the proper understanding of the Koran reject every form of violence,” doing his bit to ensure that as many Christians as possible would remain ignorant and complacent about the jihad threat that his precious “dialogue” does nothing to mitigate.

    https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2020/05/02/vatican-wishes-its-dear-muslim-brothers-and-sisters-a-fruitful-month-of-ramadan-n387644

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      There will be no peace until there is no Islam.

      This pope is a hot mess. I pray for his replacement (soon, Lord! please) to be a pope that I can love.

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      • Menagerie says:

        OR at least not trigger a gag reflex.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I did my party, time for someone else to take the reins. BTW, wanna do a smallpart? You can contribute to the Nazarene Fund https://thenazarenefund.org/ and they’ll use the money to support and rescue Christians in the Mideast, especially ones savaged by ISIS.

        They have a connection to a shop on their site that carries the Nazarene pendant but at $100 it’s a bit steep. GI Jewelry carries a heavy stainless steel version for much less: https://www.gijewelry.com/products/never-again-nazarene

        The significance of the pendant is that the Arabic letter on it is the first letter of ‘
        Nazarene’, the term ISIS was using to identify Christian homes in areas they overran. They’d paint the ‘nun’ letter on the Christians’ homes so that they could identify them for later slaughter. GIs in the Mideast started wearing the letter on pendants and later the ‘NA’ was added to signify ‘never again’. I have one, Czarina has one and I’ve bought one for my rabid right wing middle son and will buy them for my other sons, grandsons and GGSs. I hope the piss of the Moslems in the airport and the TSA when I fly.

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        • Menagerie says:

          I saved that link. Seems like it would be an excellent source for gifts for my grandsons when they make their FIrst Holy Communion. Thanks!

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Martin Luther felt the same as this Pope about Muslims. Until the Muslims moved into Germany.
      Luther changed his mind real quick.

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  8. Sharon says:

    Here’s information pulled together by the WattsUpWithThat guy about the hydroxychloryaknowwhatahmean stuff – It’s nice to see consider information instead of having it used as a convenient weapon of sorts.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/05/02/pseudo-science-behind-the-assault-on-hydroxychloroquine/

    I’m going to keep this available so that if I have symptoms I can print it off and hand it to my doc

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thanks. I am going to print it out, too. I had figured if I ended up going into the hospital, I would print on whatever consent form they had me sign, “Do Not Give Me Rendisivir or put me on a ventilator.”

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  9. Menagerie says:

    As my grandson would say “Guys, guess what!” I have three tiny tomato plants I started from seed. Also four pots of herbs, three also started from seeds, and one dill plant I bought. This is big for me. No plant has grown since I had to plant a pinto bean in elementary school.

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    It is so nice to come here and read people disagreeing and still being nice to one another.
    Or being different from all the rest and not be called names.
    Other places and people are relentless, name-calling and pounding on you just for seeing things a diff way.
    You’ve no idea how much that means to some.

    Have you ever made home-made dilled green beans? Menagerie mentioned dill, which made me think of it. And everyone grows green beans.
    Dilled green beans can be eaten cold or warmed. Even Wicked Son loved them, and that is saying something.

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    • stella says:

      We grew so many green beans when I was a kid that I was really sick of them for many years. As it happens, I had some for dinner tonight, but they were roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. I don’t think I have ever had dilled green beans though.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I always hated green beans. When I was five I refused to eat them and my mother made me sit there at the table until I went to bed. She said I would get them cold for breakfast. And, I did. I don’t know if I ate them then. But, I hated them after that. That is, except when they were cooked in bacon grease until they started to shrivel and scorch. But, my DIL made them one time when my granddaughter was one and she cooked the big flat ones, which I really couldn’t eat at all, in chicken broth and I don’t know what else. But, they cooked for hours and hours and, of course I would do anything to please her, so I put them on my plate and ……………….they were delicious. 😯

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Same here with zucchini. Cannot even look at a zucchini now.

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    • czarina33 says:

      In Utah I made quarts of them from a recipe in either the Ball or Kerr cookbook, with dried onions I had made. They were delicious!

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    • Menagerie says:

      I have a sister in law who cans them and I occasionally get some. I really love them.

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    • czarina33 says:

      I had never had a dilled green bean before I made them.

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  11. stella says:

    Interesting video by a lady who learned key punching back in the 1940’s. The IBM “boards” that they show are the precursor of the RPG language (which I learned much later in the early 1970’s). I never used a Hollerith key punch machine, but did use an IBM key punch machine. I also learned to use an old plug and key switchboard back in the 1960’s (I had formal training at Illinois Bell Telephone), and was a relief operator at a law firm in 1967, and at another company in the 1970’s.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Never did anything with punch cards, just mark sense cards. I did work for Ma Bell at Southern Bell in Miami in 1969-70, last of the cord boards before they were changed to whatever they called the new computer system (long since forgotten!). Made $2 per hour, which was significantly more than minimum wage. Worked those funny split shifts, since I had no seniority.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Outrageous! Court Agrees Newsom’s Plan to Give Taxpayer Money to Illegal Aliens Likely Illegal, But Allows it to Proceed Anyway
    By Cristina Laila – Published May 5, 2020 at 6:34pm
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/outrageous-court-agrees-newsoms-plan-give-taxpayer-money-illegal-aliens-likely-illegal-allows-proceed-anyway/

    A copy of the court PDF may be seen here: https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Crest-v-Newsom-complaint-16321.pdf

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  13. stella says:

    The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History
    By Dennis Prager

    FTA: The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem “essential” has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is panic and hysteria, not the coronavirus, that created this catastrophe. And the consequences in much of the world will be more horrible than in America.

    The United Nations World Food Programme, or the WFP, states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries. … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself” (italics added).

    That would be enough to characterize the worldwide lockdown as a deathly error. But there is much more. If global GDP declines by 5%, another 147 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.

    Foreign Policy magazine reports that, according to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy will shrink by 3% in 2020, marking the biggest downturn since the Great Depression, and the U.S., the eurozone and Japan will contract by 5.9%, 7.5% and 5.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, across South Asia, as of a month ago, tens of millions were already “struggling to put food on the table.” Again, all because of the lockdowns, not the virus.

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/dennis-prager/2020/05/05/the-worldwide-lockdown-may-be-the-greatest-mistake-in-history-n388182

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  14. stella says:

    I can’t vouch for the truth of this video, but it’s worth a watch. I think it will probably be taken down by YouTube.

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    • stella says:

      She blasts Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfield (head of the CDC) and others.

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      • Menagerie says:

        What I think of as the ringleader in my parish’s group of Facebook sycophants (she is a doctor) think Fauci is the mostest and bestest distinguished doctor evah and no one without super duper advanced educational levels should ever dare question him.

        Two of them actually said their wives don’t want to go back to mass with some people (me, I assume, with a few other ignorant people) because they won’t feel safe taking their kids there. I told them ditto, don’t even want to go with them either.

        When did it become a rule that only those with medical or law degrees can think for themselves? That being said, I had already watched part of this video, I know the lady’s qualifications, and respect them. I just know that throughout the course of history lots of great discoveries have been made by novices. Lots of new and wonderful thinking has been done by self educated people. It seems to me that the best educated people are not always the best problem solvers or risk takers.

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