General Discussion, Saturday, July 3, 2021

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  1. Lucille says:


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  2. Lucille says:

    John Adams: American Founder and Second President

    “The man to whom the country is most indebted for the great measure of independence is Mr. John Adams.” That was from a delegate to the Continental Congress. But how much do you know about this influential thinker and second president of the United States? Brad Thompson, Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, tells Adams’ remarkable story.

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. Humid, just humid. I’ll have breakfast after I cool off a bit. I can’t believe how hot I am. I have to mop the kitchen floor this morning. I got a glass of wine last night and as I turned to leave the kitchen, I bumped the fridge door handle just slightly and spilled it all over my gown and robe and in my shoe and on the front of the fridge and all over the floor. I was surprised to find ANY wine left in the glass. LOL. I pretty much cleaned it up, but I still need to mop the floor. Wiping with towels wasn’t enough. {sigh} what a mess. Well, have a nice day. 🙂

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    • stella says:

      Oh dear. These days I put my wine in a mug with a top. Not very elegant, but it doesn’t spill and the dog can’t drink out of it (he will if given the chance). Hope you have a better day!

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all!

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  5. stella says:


    Downton Abbey 2
    Downton Abbey Returns to Highclere Castle for Second Feature Film

    On Monday 19th April, it was confirmed that Highclere Castle will be the location of the forthcoming Downton Abbey film, written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Simon Curtis.

    From films such as Woman in Gold, and My Week with Marilyn, Curtis has garnered numerous accolades including 7 BAFTA nominations, and 2 Academy Award nominations.

    Filming at Highclere will take place this Spring and on filming days the Castle will be closed to the public. However all the tours of the Castle and gardens already scheduled will still take place and we look forward to welcoming our visitors.

    The first Downton Abbey television series was filmed in 2010 at Highclere Castle, home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Such was its success, a further five series followed which were enjoyed by over 270 million viewers worldwide. The first film was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and great box office success.

    The stellar cast from the television series will be reunited to star in the forthcoming movie, from the upstairs characters played by Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern to Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and all the rest of team below stairs.

    Lady Carnarvon commented “We are thrilled to be welcoming Downton Abbey back to Highclere again. Julian and the wonderful cast and crew became so much part of our lives here at Highclere and we look forward to our next adventure with them.”

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  6. WeeWeed says:

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  7. stella says:

    Now this is an interesting story. I’ll bet it doesn’t get much play on the news.

    11 ‘heavily armed men’ arrested after lengthy standoff in Massachusetts

    At least some of the suspects were clad in military-style gear with long guns and pistols, Mason said. He added that they were headed to Maine from Rhode Island for “training.”

    “You can imagine 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at 2 in the morning certainly raises concerns and is not consistent with the firearms laws that we have in Massachusetts,” Mason said.

    He said he understood the suspects, who did not have firearms licenses, have a different perspective on the law. . .

    In a video posted to social media Saturday morning, a man who did not give his name, but said he was from a group called Rise of the Moors, broadcast from Interstate 95 in Wakefield near exit 57.

    “We are not antigovernment. We are not anti-police, we are not sovereign citizens, we’re not Black identity extremists,” said the man who appeared to be wearing military-style equipment. “As specified multiple times to the police that we are abiding by the peaceful journey laws of the United States.”

    The website for the group says they are “Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders.”

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    • Lucille says:

      It’s extremely unlikely that any black in America is “Moorish” since Moors were North Africans of Arab extraction with maybe a few other ethnicities thrown in. If these guys’ DNA was given to a lab, it’d show they’re from the western part of the continent. Living in fantasy even if it’s well-spoken fantasy is part and parcel of their existence/identity BY CHOICE.

      When Kevin Costner played Robin Hood in the early 90s, Morgan Freeman played his “Moorish” friend. At the time it was the big thing in the film industry to say the Moors were black Africans. So I looked it up and NOT!

      Afrocentrists today still claim that originally Arabs were blacks who intermarried with Greeks, blah, blah. No evidence except in fantasy-fevered minds.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Rather like the Cos-Play (costume play) groups who dress for Star Wars, Outlander, etc. conventions? You don’t have to be one to dress like one.


  8. stella says:

    Interesting video. As the creator says, this is just a possible explanation for the collapse.

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  9. texan59 says:

    I pray that I am long gone when this takes over for meat and eggs and milk and real food. These people are pure evil.

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    • stella says:

      I just saw a tweet promoting carrot dogs. No thanks! I’m having a lovely beef smoked sausage for dinner, made by a nice Texas company, Kiolbassa. They make lovely dry cured bacon too.

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    • Lucille says:


      “Soylent Green is introduced as being made of plankton, but as the film unfolds, the main character discovers that it’s manufactured from dead bodies. The climax of the film contains the line “Soylent Green is people!” and this scene is one of the most famous in the movie.” –

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      • Lucille says:

        It took me about ten seconds to find the above info…which got me to thinking about the obvious…how the Internet has placed such an incredible amount of info at our disposal, 24/7.

        Also remembered is how excited my sister and I were when Dad ordered a set of encyclopedias for us to help with our school work. I used to lay on my bed for hours reading the volumes. Encyclopedias were the Internet of our childhoods.

        Several businesses I worked for over the years had libraries with librarians before computers and the Internet replaced them. If you needed some sort of info for a paper, a script, or a speech, you’d pop over and fill out a form and the librarian would find the books and mark the pertinent pages for your study. It was pretty fast, too, though certainly not immediate.

        It’s all so easy now. But pre the-big-I may have been more fun when the electricity went off in the daytime as it didn’t affect your reading. If it was at night, you just went to sleep. Nowadays I’m thinking of buying a solar generator so I won’t be without the Internet while everyone is sitting in the dark after a storm has removed access. LOL!

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        • texan59 says:

          I remember taking a library science class in college. Just so I could maneuver around the library more efficiently. Learned the Dewey Decimal system, and many other tricks back about 40 years ago. Most of which isn’t needed today. I too grew up with the encyclopedia’s. Sold to us by a traveling salesman. The World Book guy. I also remember the Fuller Brush guy, who sold some really good brooms.

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          • czarina33 says:

            True both of you! We had World Book as well, and my brother and I read them like eating popcorn. I volunteered in the library in elementary and Jr Hi, so I could be among the books. We visited the library at least once a week in Ogden and in N.O. Czar and I probably read 2-4 books a week between us. Later we marveled at how easy it was to sit in our house and get any kind of info now because of the internet (just have to check your sources…).

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              We had a World Book series and I loved looking things up in it. There was a large book that came with it and you could put a paper on it and use a crayon to bring out the shapes. There was so much interesting in that.

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            • stella says:

              Remember the sections on the human body and the frog – with the clear sheets that had the various parts of the anatomy?

              I bought our set when my DD was a toddler, and got rid of it when I moved the last time in 2001.

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  10. Lucille says:

    National Anthem-Hating Olympian Has History of Rape Jokes, Tweets Mocking Asians, Mexicans & White People
    By Kyle Becker – July 3, 2021

    Poor Gwen Berry. The hammer-throwing Olympian who was psychologically assaulted by the national anthem for the country she is slated to represent has quite the history.

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