General Discussion, Thursday, September 10, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    Red Coral Reef Flowers…

    California Coast Poppies…

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  2. Lucille says:

    Life in America During the 1950s

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Same here………..only without the coats. 🙂 I grew up in Florida.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Hmmm… girls never wore pants, only during play after school, and never ever to school. In the 60s. Our first lessons were how to sit like a lady, after being taught children were meant to be seen and not heard, that is. Different communities, perhaps.
      Really enjoy the pics though, thanks.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I was in FL back then and we couldn’t wear long pants to school. We had to wear dresses. We about froze on some of those mornings at 7:00 when we were standing out waiting on the bus in the wind. Also, my coats were not what they wore or wear now up North. They were what we now call jackets. That is why I never could understand how people up North survived in the snow. LOL

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        • stella says:

          My first year in a state college (Western Illinois), we were required to wear skirts or dresses to class, and that was 1965-1966! I had long knit stockings that I fastened above the knees with garters (there’s another oldie.)

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        • jeans2nd says:

          We wore pants under our skirts to walk to school – no buses for us – but the pants came off with our boots, scarfs, mittens, etc.
          And it really was uphill both ways when we were in high school!

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            We rode the bus for 30 to 40 min., three to a seat for two, and packed standing in the middle aisle. My parents thought I was lucky because they said they walked to school uphill both ways.

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          • czarina33 says:

            We lived JUST UNDER 2 miles from Jr. & Sr. high school, so I couldn’t get the school bus. I rode to school with my mother on her way to teach at her kindergarten, then walked home. I’m sure it was good for me.

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      • Lucille says:

        Perhaps in some communities girls didn’t wear jeans in the 50s…and the little girl looks like she has on denims. In southern California we were wearing jeans to the mountains, for late nights at the beach, riding our bicycles to the parks, and just hanging out with our friends at someone’s house.

        We were not allowed to wear them to school except for “skating rink” day or if we were going on an outing where we’d have to be climbing. I remember there was a debate as to whether earrings would be OK to wear with jeans…LOL! And the first girl to have a denim jacket to go with her jeans was considered really fashionable. But the biggest hit to wear with your jeans was your boyfriends’s letterman’s jacket or sweater…sigh!

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        One problem is that it might be 32* in the morning, but up to between 50* and 65* by noon. And, Floridians hate putting on lots of clothes and having to take them off and carry them around. LOL

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    • MIKE says:

      Is it just me, or do those wonderful pictures just convey a less stressful way of life?
      Thank you, Lucille

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      • Lucille says:

        You’re welcome, Mike. I loved the 1950s. There were disappointments but not any stress that I can remember…but perhaps I’ve forgotten.

        In high school I was in a nine-member singing group which went around to different high schools and colleges to perform for their proms and dances…such great fun. Our music teacher/leader just recently died at 95 years old. At the time we were her students, I had no idea she was so close to us in age.

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  3. czarowniczy says:

    Just received a bulk email from the Dixie Beer company tonite, titled ‘Stand Up Against Injustice’. Seems they’re brewing a beer titled ‘Black is Beautiful’, an Imperial Stout with a sharp hops profile. Profits from the beer will be donated to Operation Restoration which will use the money to bail out perps from the Orleans Parish Prison who can’t afford bail.

    Now aside from the fact that the idea of brewing a beer to bailout (mostly) black arrestees, some of whom may have gotten into OPP due to beer, may not seem like a social justice program to some. There’s no guidelines I can see on which prisoners will be bailed out and the ‘pay their bail’ program’s already released offenders who’ve gone right the **** out and offended again. It’s also put some career felons back out on the streets that make even other felons nervous. Or maybe if you drink enough beer you’ll forget all about the possibilities.

    I can think of a helluva lotta other ‘social justice’ programs I’d support rather than funding criminals back out into? How about the civilized world. How about mentoring programs that meet the needs of kids at risk in school? Or programs that teach the pre-thugs who can’t find a job a trade? NOLA pols seem to view innercity crime as a crime complete with employment benefits…but the the difference between career politicians and career criminals is a very thin one.

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    • Lucille says:

      Isn’t “Dixie” now verboten?

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      • czarina33 says:

        Shortly after the company was sold to the owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans a pending name change was announced.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yes but they’re sponsoring a contest to rename it. I drive by their brewery yesterday and the Dixie logos are still all over it.

        NOLA has a regional brewery that’s heavily associated with the city and I see their beer advertised in restaurants more than I do Dixie, some venues and a lot of people have already said they’ll stop buying Dixie if they change the name. The city’salso experienced a brewpub revival that draws away from the commercial beers.

        Dixie is a beer for the memories of its early days mostly, it’s not a particularly good beer and for about 30 years it was on the edge of extinction, what Benson bought was the name and then went on to build a brewery from scratch and a line of beers. What distinguishes her from the other craft brewers is she has hundreds of millions to keep Dixie afloat, something the past owners didn’t.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  6. Sharon says:

    The big fires in Oregon are, essentially, not even “being fought” yet. All hands-on-deck are just trying to get people out alive. Many small mountain/forest towns are gone. The 70-80 mph winds blew for about 36 hours, even here in the central Willamette valley.

    I-84, which runs through the Columbia Gorge east-west, is in the weather/wind funnel that brings such systems into the south/north I-5 corridor. The Willamette valley sprawls through that south/north place, anchored on the north end by Portland and on the south end by Eugene and other strange places. The Cascade mountain range (with Mt Hood 20 miles straight east of Portland) is beautiful, filled with small forest roads, water falls, endless streams, and every level of hiking and climbing a person could ever want. The foothills of the Cascades begin about 10 miles east of our little town.

    Everything east of me is in level 2 (get ready) or level 3 (get out NOW) evacuation status.

    Yesterday here was surreal. Deep red skies totally blocking out all effective light. The streets looked like midnight, all day. Every flat surface in the house covered with a layer of fine ash. Daylight never came. I took the opportunity of doing a dry run for the Election Day Riots Bugout. It seemed quite possible that we might be ordered to evacuate just to get our 25,000+ population out of here while the getting was good.

    To the west of us, in the Coast Range near the ocean, everything is burning the same way. Small towns are gone.

    I know of many, both personal acquaintances and indirect connections, who are evacuated and waiting to find out about their homes.

    The winds will have essentially calmed by noon today and then they can begin fighting the fires. Rain is forecast for Monday-Tuesday, thank God.

    The smoke this morning is still very, very heavy. I have never been in a fire situation so close, so out of control, so dangerous. My son, located in Oregon City, is in parallel situation but more dangerous because of their immediate location adjacent to burning areas. His ex-sister-inlaw was possibly evacuated overnight from the beautiful large-homes development where he owned a home some years ago. There is old-growth forest right up against that development, and only one broad street in and out, so that is likely evacuated this morning. My primary doc’s clinic is just beyond that area.

    If we (our little town) can make it until noon today, we will be seeing improving conditions.

    At least it has pushed the nightly riots out of the news. Completely. I wonder if, like is the case with most two-year-old tantrums, losing all media attention will cause the Minority-Privileged Rioters and White-Wannabes to stop for a couple of weeks. They will not give up their planned destruction for the election, but maybe they will take a break.

    Just wanted to stop in with a report from the 45th parallel. The world here is on fire.

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  7. Sharon says:

    I typed a long comment about the fire situation here. I had to log in again. Knowing that might happen, I did copy my comment so I could re-enter it, which I had to do. Now it won’t let me post that – saying it looks like a duplicate comment. I suppose it’s in spam. Stella will check?

    It’s been a very uncomfortable 36 hours here. I am not on fire but, beginning 4 miles east of me, everyone there is either on fire or evacuated. I’ll save my text-copy to repost later in the day if necessary later…there’s no way I can retype that narrative.

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  8. Sharon says:

    I wonder if adding this line will make the system think it’s a new comment……

    The big fires in Oregon are, essentially, not even “being fought” yet. All hands-on-deck are just trying to get people out alive. Many small mountain/forest towns are gone. The 70-80 mph winds blew for about 36 hours, even here in the central Willamette valley.

    I-84, which runs through the Columbia Gorge east-west, is in the weather/wind funnel that brings such systems into the south/north I-5 corridor. The Willamette valley sprawls through that south/north place, anchored on the north end by Portland and on the south end by Eugene and other strange places. The Cascade mountain range (with Mt Hood 20 miles straight east of Portland) is beautiful, filled with small forest roads, water falls, endless streams, and every level of hiking and climbing a person could ever want. The foothills of the Cascades begin about 10 miles east of our little town.

    Everything east of me is in level 2 (get ready) or level 3 (get out NOW) evacuation status.

    Yesterday here was surreal. Deep red skies totally blocking out all effective light. The streets looked like midnight, all day. Every flat surface in the house covered with a layer of fine ash. Daylight never came. I took the opportunity of doing a dry run for the Election Day Riots Bugout. It seemed quite possible that we might be ordered to evacuate just to get our 25,000+ population out of here while the getting was good.

    To the west of us, in the Coast Range near the ocean, everything is burning the same way. Small towns are gone.

    I know of many, both personal acquaintances and indirect connections, who are evacuated and waiting to find out about their homes.

    The winds will have essentially calmed by noon today and then they can begin fighting the fires. Rain is forecast for Monday-Tuesday, thank God.

    The smoke this morning is still very, very heavy. I have never been in a fire situation so close, so out of control, so dangerous. My son, located in Oregon City, is in parallel situation but more dangerous because of their immediate location adjacent to burning areas. His ex-sister-inlaw was possibly evacuated overnight from the beautiful large-homes development where he owned a home some years ago. There is old-growth forest right up against that development, and only one broad street in and out, so that is likely evacuated this morning. My primary doc’s clinic is just beyond that area.

    If we (our little town) can make it until noon today, we will be seeing improving conditions.

    At least it has pushed the nightly riots out of the news. Completely. I wonder if, like is the case with most two-year-old tantrums, losing all media attention will cause the Minority-Privileged Rioters and White-Wannabes to stop for a couple of weeks. They will not give up their planned destruction for the election, but maybe they will take a break.

    Just wanted to stop in with a report from the 45th parallel. The world here is on fire.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I caught a news blurb, sorry wasn’t sure where it was, and they were talking about the fire being right on the road. It looked like it might have been started by something thrown out of a car. The deputy said another fire had been started in the same place and was very suspicious.

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      • Sharon says:

        Hm – hadn’t heard about any of them being suspicious. One started along a divided highway where some poor guy’s RV started throwing sparks behind, he saw it was happening, immediately pulled over and stopped, and before he could take any action, small items of sparkyness had been blown into the nearby treeline, and that started one of the major firers. With winds blowing up to 80 mph, that’s gonna happen……the speed of the wind and extreme dryness of everything on the ground is driving these events. Several of the fires got to 130,000 sq miles in the first 12 hours.

        This was an explosive event, both with regard to the weather and the fires. Entire counties are under evacuation. Lincoln County, Marion County, and Clackamas County are three of the four primary counties affected.

        There may be some suspicious fires that I am not aware of.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          I just hope there are no more deaths. This is horrible.

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          • Sharon says:

            There are now “social sites” springing up where people are listing names and last known location of family members they have not been able to contact for 2-3 days. In many cases, the fire scenes are still so active that absolutely no one is being allowed back in, no matter what, under threat of arrest. I think they (the folks who are making the periodic reviews and announcements) are actually allowing for the comprehension to build that there will be many who were caught and will not be found alive.

            Oregon City is now at level 2 and all of the local streets and feeder routes on to 205 s/b are jammed. If it goes to level 3, I will be having company (including two dogs – and I’m good with that – dogs are good people). In terms of context for me, the active fires are ten miles east with no expectation of direct threat.

            Winds are calm and the humidity is climbing back to normals of 35-50%. The humidity has been under 10% until this afternoon, so that’s a relief.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              Thank goodness for that. My friend, a pet lover, always says “Dogs are people, too.” LOL Saying a prayer for your safety along with all the others there.

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        • Sharon says:

          W/re to suspicious fires – talked to my son about an hour ago, and he said they have found some areas in the woods where there are vehicles packed with accelerants with the intention of causing greater spread of fires. The reports indicated the possibility of antifa actors turning their attention to the forests.

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  9. Sharon says:

    Beginning yesterday morning and continuing with the later news last night, there were repeated appeals from the Fire Department and other governmental authorities that people stop calling 911 to report smoke. I believe problems like that are a diagnostic for the mental and intellectual condition of a large % of voters, which actually helps to account for how the people who are in charge of stuff got put in charge. Not sarcasm.

    The fire department has also made announcements informing people that the masks that they now wear are not useful for preventing smoke particles from entering the lungs.

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    • Lucille says:

      Thanks for the report, Sharon. My heart goes out to you. Such relentless possibilities. My prayers for you and all those affected in Oregon and Washington.

      The smoke smell in the upper Idaho Panhandle is heavy, but not as bad as yesterday and the day before, which leads me to believe the winds have died down somewhat. As of 20 hours ago, many of the fires were 0% contained. I haven’t checked today.

      God bless!

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  10. stella says:

    I just cancelled my Netflix membership. Reason given: Offensive content.

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  11. czarowniczy says:

    I put a post next door, sort of in answer to one from someone who’d posted they’d served under so many presidents. Thay got me to thinking and I posted that I’d served under every president from LBJ through Bush 2. Luckily I was aged-out and had to retire before the POtuS was elected or I’d surely have said something that would have ended my career early.

    That was eight presidents, nearly 20% of all of the presidents we’ve had. Only ones that who beat me on that were the WW2 vets in my unit who aged out in the 80s and served under every president from FDR thru Reagan, beat me by one.

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  12. Lucille says:

    There is something very wrong with some in the top ranks of America’s military
    By Andrea Widburg – September 10, 2020

    With Bob Woodward’s anti-Trump book about to be published, the media is focusing entirely on the easily debunked claim that Trump mishandled the Wuhan virus by “lying” to the American people. What the media is ignoring, however, is a much more serious claim, which is that former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis plotted to overthrow Trump and his administration. This fact, if true, supports my long-time fear about the damage Obama inflicted on the upper echelons of the Pentagon.
    The Conservative Treehouse caught the Mattis item:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/there_is_something_very_wrong_with_some_in_the_top_ranks_of_americas_military.html

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  13. Lucille says:

    From yesterday…SAN FRAN MARS: UNREAL Video Of Smoke Filled San Francisco

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