General Discussion, Monday, July 6, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…

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  2. Lucille says:

    Fooling around Sunday evening I ran across photos of a familiar looking building….

    Florin Court, Clerkenwell, central London…

    Charterhouse Square, London across from Florin Court (Hercule Poirot fans will recognize this building as Whitehaven Mansions where Hercule lives and works)…

    Garden Terrace…

    Photography By Goodwillgames

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! Another interesting article from Jack Cashill.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/bring_me_the_head_of_harry_truman.html

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    • stella says:

      Mornin’ WeeWeed!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And the walls drip hypocrisy. The big reason to desegregate the military was that during WW2 the military had to fill flagging ranks with someone as the casualty rates were so bad that they were classified to prevent the public from knowing what they really were and being so aghast they’d demand a negotiated settlement or complete withdrawal.

      At the end of the war the demobilization reduced our standing military (total for all services) from over 12 million to 1.5 million by 30 June 1947. During and after the war black military members comprised over 10% of the military and by ’48 it was shaping up that we were going to be needing a bigger military to deal with Russia and black males provided the top-off of bodies a white male population just out of the military and surfing the civilian job market needed.

      Very little in government is done for altruistic reasons. FDR, early in the war, signed an executive order requiring businesses contracting with the government to do away with hiring discrimination and hiring minorities to replace white males being called up for military duty. Great work, FDR, a real forward-looking prog politician. The order was withdrawn when white soldiers were returning and needed jobs and the Democrats turned their backs on black unemployment issues for over the next twenty years.

      It would be 1954 when the military finally disbanded the last all-black military unit and well into the 60s before it authorized military commanders to use their fiscal powers to influence local merchants and landlords to deal with discrimination against military members and their families. It was well into the 70s before the DoD told Iceland that despite Iceland’s long-standing policy of refusing the US permission to station black troops there the US was just going top do it.

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    • lovely says:

      Afternoon Wee 🙂 !

      Did I steal tis from you? It always makes me smile 🙂 !

      I send it to whiners now, enough is enough.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, WeeWeed! A fine article full of food-for-thought.

      “Those editorialists who are sure they would have denounced slavery, defied Jim Crow, or even turned down a home in Mission Hills might start showing a bit of courage….”

      They would have done exactly as their predecessors did if they were Democrats. And if they were Republicans, they would have endeavored to live up to the ideals of the abolitionists and their Christian faith which resulted in doing the “good work” of ridding the world of chattel slavery (slavery in which not only the slave himself but his children would remain slaves).

      It seems a bit surreal at times to look at my family history. No one else I’ve ever met has told me their ancestors were black-slave owners…it was that uncommon a practice in America. Yet the paternal side of my family was part of the few. They were KKK members, anti-abolitionists, anti-Semites, and Democrats all.

      Dispensing with that way of thinking is a choice. For my father, it was an extension of his being a Christian man to look at others as individuals for whom Christ died. I bless his memory for that fact.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Well my ex’s family were slave owners in Georgia, Northern army ended that…and their plantation…though. Something generally left unsaid is that the Northern states were massive slaveholders, Connecticut was the largest slaveholder at one time and New York wasn’t that far behind. A number of them also had discriminatory laws long after they ended slavery and some also didn’t free all of their slaves, they just made further slavery illegal. Modern situational ethics.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Evenin’ Lucy!

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ everyone. I’m off to the dermatologist. What fun.

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  5. litenmaus says:

    My refrigerator that’s less than three years old, assembled in Canada using Chinese parts and sold under the “Fridgidaire” logo, died on Thursday, about the time everyone closed for the three day holiday…. no one within a couple hundred miles will repair Frigidaires and none will come do a repair on-site……..so I called around to find a new refrigerator. The local dealer had three white GE fridges, but they’re having issues getting new stock, so a black fridge is out of the question. Home Depot, 200 miles away, has no fridges on their showroom floor. An Appliance dealer that usually stocks over 2 million in inventory, yep, you guessed it….no fridges in stock.

    I’ve looked around the state and it is nigh unto impossible to find a fridge, let alone a black one. Waiting for another store to open this morning as their website tells me they actually have a black refrigerator on their showroom floor. If they do, it will mean finding someone with a pickup willing to drive four hours and help me load the fridge and then help me unload it and get it into my house…if the store doesn’t have a black fridge on the showroom floor, it means I’m stuck buying a white fridge to go in my all black kitchen and I’ll have to wait three weeks for delivery…..

    Ah, the joys of rural living……arrrrggggghhhh…

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    • litenmaus says:

      I called the store, they had a black fridge in the right size and they will deliver a new fridge tomorrow at no add’l cost for the four hour trip. Sometimes, life surprises me :0)

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      • czarina33 says:

        Of course, your 3 year old fridge was out of warranty, I’ll bet. Our GE Profile washer died after 3 years and that was when I learned it only had a one year warranty. Bought a Maytag to replace it. GE Profile oven died after 10 years, and the replacement went weird after less than a year. (GE oven in our old house worked for almost 50 years, then got unreliable on the temperature.)

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        • litenmaus says:

          :0)…of course the warranty had expired…seems to happen every.single. time

          This new fridge is a Whirlpool…I’ve never owned a Whirlpool appliance, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it gives me a longer than three year life span..fingers crossed.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Yayyyyy!! 😀

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      • Lucille says:

        Litenmaus, what a surprise blessing to deal with a store which provides such good service.

        When I left Los Angeles in 2008, I left in place a 30 year old Kenmore from Sears which still worked perfectly. Moving from a house to an apartment meant I didn’t need to provide a fridge. The landlady likely put it out for trash pick-up along with the 30 year old washer even though it also worked fine.

        Of course, 30 years back from 2008 meant that China didn’t make a single part of either of them.

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        • litenmaus says:

          I was telling my sister that my refrigerator died and she said, ‘do you want mom’s avocado fridge?’ That blew me away….

          My mother bought an avocado colored fridge at Sears in 1970. At that time Sears, in the big city, was ‘the’ place to buy reliable appliances and avocado was the fashionable color of the day.

          In the mid 90’s she remodeled, bought a new fridge and donated her avocado fridge to the Senior Citizens center.
          .
          The Senior Citizens center was shut down five years ago and they had called my sister and asked if she wanted the refrigerator back….she said yes…
          .
          50 years…no Chinese parts, it still runs like new, and by golly, it’s still ugly as sin…..:0) It took me all of two seconds to turn down the offer.

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          • stella says:

            That frig might make a good backup. Got room in your garage?

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            • lovely says:

              True, my mum is having problems with her fridge, she has an extra freezer but not fridge, I haven’t heard the latest update so I should call her right now while I’m thinking of it.

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              • stella says:

                I have a small backup fridge, which I was thankful for when mine died a couple of months ago. I plan to buy a small additional freezer too.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  We have three freezers – one upright in the kitchen, one upright and one chest in the garage and three fridges – a regular one in the kitchen and two small minis in the back hallway. One of the minis is an old countertop commercial Coke cooler with a glass door. It’s old, ugly as sin but it’s been chugging along for us these last eight years.

                  I figure we don’t have any need for a replacement yet, a couple are ugly but they work great…function over form.

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          • Lucille says:

            LOL! Mom and Dad had an avocado fridge until they moved in with me. Just give me plain old white or stainless.

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      • lovely says:

        What a nice ending! Good afternoon litenmaus 🙂

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Sorry. I hate when things like that happen.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Yep. We understand. And we are much closer to big civilization than you are!

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  6. Gary says:

    義足のMoses

    I know nothing about posting a video or anything like that but if you copy the above and put it into a youtube search the most amazing video will play.

    My art student son showed this to me over the weekend and immediately I thought of all of you and your appreciation of varied art forms. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. The artists story, yes is a sad one but this father truly made lemonade from what he was given.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Wow Gary, what awesome talent. The voices appear to be Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

      The author has a few more vids like this on his channel. Did not find more re: author’s bio, but haven’t really searched yet.
      Thanks very much. Delightful! 2:35

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    • lovely says:

      Really neat especially the tapping !

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  7. czarina33 says:

    Re the beautiful picture of fireflies at the top of the page, it may be in the Smoky Mountains park. And if anyone wants to participate fom the backyard, there is a firefly count going on
    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/home_garden/article_e78c9f0a-a019-11ea-b97c-1f456a67e70d.html

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  8. czarina33 says:

    Fox news just announced Charlie Daniels died. RIP.

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  9. Lucille says:

    Good segment for Rush….

    Kids Don’t Know Much About History Thanks to Anti-American Indoctrination
    Juyl 6, 2020 – Rush Limbaugh Show
    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/06/kids-dont-know-much-about-history-thanks-to-anti-american-indoctrination/

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  10. auscitizenmom says:

    I finally did it. I went to the Humane Society and got a little rescue doggie. She is 8 yrs old, about 10 lbs, and a Jack Russel/terrior mix of some kind. I saw her picture last night and had a feeling she was the one. So, since I was on that side of town to see the dermatologist, I decided to go on over. I really couldn’t tell much about her, but when I got in the car she jumped right in and was ready to go for a ride. Then, when we got home, she marched right in, ran around and as much as said, yeah, this will do. LOL She ran up the stairs, I was a little worried about her being able to get up them. And, then she got the zoomies. I couldn’t believe she is as old as she is.

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