General Discussion, Sunday, May 21, 2023





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42 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, May 21, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Spend Sunday in Finland, Stellars….

    Finland is a most beautiful country. Finns call it by the ancient name of Suomi. It would take hours to compose a reasonable synopsis of the country’s history. Let’s just say it’s uber complicated.

    St. Olaf’s Castle, Savonlinna…

    The fortress castle on Lake Saimaa dates to 1475 as protection against Russian invasion. The city was founded in 1639 and today it is the cultural and historical center of the Savo region.


    Mariehamn is the capital of the autonomous and demilitarised province of Aland.


    The capital city: this photo shows Parliament House, the Kansalaistori Square, the modern Musiikkitalo House and Finlandia House, the tower of the National Museum of Finland, and Töölönlahti Bay.


    Turku is the oldest city in Finland, dating to the 13th century. Michael’s Church, finished in 1905 and named for Archangel Michael, is situated in the city’s center. This view is of the front of the church.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  3. czarina33 says:

    Mornin’ wee and all ya’all! One more thing to fear from this administration…

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  4. weather257 says:

    Wishing everyone a happy Sunday and coming week!

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  5. texan59 says:

    Mornin’, kids! Our Favorite Sunday Columnist takes a look at, and summarizes the Durham Report. She doesn’t let Mr. Durham off the hook either. Her tome does not set a pretty picture of our future if left to rot as it’s doing.

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  6. texan59 says:

    On a brighter note, the coffee’s ready! Grab a cup and sit a spell.

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  7. texan59 says:

    Apparently, another subway “incident” took place in CHI recently and the PoPo’s just stood there and let it happen. Only difference is this nutjob apparently didn’t die.

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  8. czarina33 says:

    National Waitstaff Day — I will honor this as I am going to meet a friend at a Mexical Restaurant for lunch.

    National Strawberries and Cream Day – good to know there is dessert planned. I have some frozen berries, and a tub of Cool Whip!

    International Tea Day — iced tea here in the south, if you please.

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    • Lucille says:

      Good day, czarina! All three “National Day” offerings sound great to me. Treating waitstaff with courtesy is a no-brainer. The strawberries and cream combo is a winner, and tea is a daily drink for me (three teapots of various herbal concoctions await in the fridge at all times).

      Enjoy the whipped cream!

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  9. Reflection says:

    Good morning everyone.
    Thanks for the coffee, Tex.
    Looking forward the tour of Finland.

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  10. texan59 says:

    I’m not sure what to think of Newsweek. Some weeks they’re all over the good guys, and the next, they take an honest look at Brandon & Co. This is one of the latter weeks. A compilation of FJB’s greatest hits (just for the week) on the world’s biggest stage at the G7. Grab your coffee. It’s gonna take a minute. I’ll never go overseas……and speak english, at least.

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    • Sharon says:

      “…. I was able to balance the budget…”

      He’s lying about balancing a non-existent budget….and that takes a special kind of corrupt stupidity.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    Afternoon All. We are in the 80’s here today. It is pretty warm outside in the sun. Still nice in the shade. It was just absolutely hot in the sun yesterday at my son’s house. So, we went and sat in the shade which was really nice.

    It was his birthday and his wife made him a cherry pie instead of a cake. The funny thing was that he was cooking brisket and it was taking too long so we ended up having the pie and ice cream before we had dinner. LOL. It was great!

    Hope your day was fun.

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    • czarina33 says:

      My mother believed in dessert before the meal. Said dinner got the sweet taste out of her mouth.

      I like the idea you should eat dessert first because you might not live though dinner and then would miss it!

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    • Lucille says:

      Happy Sunday, aus! Cherry pie instead of cake sounds great to me. My childhood birthday celebrations always contained pies. It was just a thing with me. Mom would fix a sheet cake for those who wanted it instead…sometimes I’d nibble on it, too.

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  12. texan59 says:

    There may be good reason to be a bit vax-averse. New study out questioning the efficacy of the flu vaccines. I didn’t get one the last two seasons, and I’m pretty sure I’m done with them. took the original shingles vax, but don’t think I’ll take the Shingrix 2-step vax. Other than putting money in pharma’s pockets, what have they really accomplished?

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    • Menagerie says:

      I’m done with flu vax also. Debating about getting the pneumonia vax next year. That will be the first year my doctor recommends it for me. I had the shingles vaccine two years ago, and sure hope it works. I’ve had shingles, and I never want it again.

      Because I have two autistic grandchildren, I’ve had arguments, sometimes really strong ones, with the anti-vaxers for years. Stella provided me with some great references in her articles on vaccines. All this was prior to Covid.

      I know vaccines have saved many lives, but my trust with the medical profession and vaccines is broken, and now I may not risk any. I’m worried as I see rumblings about them changing some of the children’s vaccines to their latest poisons.

      For me, I’ll be okay with just saying no to everything. What happens with my grandchildren is another matter.

      I was always pretty good about being informed and knowing what my treatments were, but I trusted most of my doctors. I never will again.

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      • Stella says:

        I haven’t had the flu vaccine for several years now, nor the pneumonia vax. On the other hand, I don’t get out much, and I’m not in contact with young children, who are disease magnets.

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      • texan59 says:

        Menage……my biggest concern with the childhood vaccines is that the ones you and I took are not the ones these youngsters are getting today. They all appear to be some new and improved version, and many of them seem to have Creepo Gates fingerprints all over them. Those old-school vaccines were working just fine for 50-60-70 years, and all of a sudden they need to be reformulated? Please tell me why, Mr. Gates.

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  13. texan59 says:

    This explains a little bit more about the “friendship” between Epstein and Bill Gates. The more that comes out, the more it seems that Epstein was a gubmint plant set out to blackmail and compromise as many big hitters as he could. Not to diminish the depravity, but more and more dots are being connected between the IC and those pulling the strings somewhere in the darkness. This article talks about Epstein finding out about Gates getting frisky and then turning it against that cardigan-sweater-wearing slime-bag.

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  14. Lucille says:

    Bombshell Report: Epstein Appeared to Threaten to Expose Bill Gates’ Dirty Secret
    By Jack Davis – May 21, 2023 at 2:24pm

    The report in The Wall Street Journal alleged that Gates had an affair with a Russian bridge player named Mila Antonova and that Epstein hinted at the affair in 2017 while trying to get Gates to invest in a fund he was trying to establish at the time. The Journal said it was told the tale by “people familiar with the matter.”

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  15. texan59 says:

    Someone turned me on to this site, which appears to be the rabbit hole of all rabbit holes. If you don’t see me for awhile, you may want to send a search party after me. Looks like I will have to replenish my stash of aluminum foil. I am a conspiracy theorist, and my pronouns are…..Told…You…So. 😉

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  16. texan59 says:

    Just when you don’t think there’s much good going on in this world, you find out differently. Not sure how many of you are golf fans, but the story this week about the club pro from CA who played in a Major tournament, the PGA Championship, made the cut, and today made a hole-in-one. He just got invited to another tournament next week. Seems to be a very humble fella.

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