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June 15, 2016

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Dave (in MA)

Thanks for putting the image of Hillary bending over in yoga attire into my mind's eye.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--The committee’s systems appeared to have had standard cyberprotections, which are no challenge for determined state-sponsored hacking groups.--

Since Guccifer hacked Sid the Squid's by merely guessing passwords, should we assume Hillary's didn't even have standard cyberprotections?

henry

Correct assumption Iggy.

Beasts of England

I hope that the Russians don't leak Trump's dossier - it might drive down his negatives...

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

It's a sad commentary on our sinking ship of state that I feel any of our secrets in the Russian's hands are less likely to do us harm than having them in Dem hands.

lyle

What, Theo hasn't yet showed up to argue about yesterday's weather?

lyle

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/15/us-bond-yields-could-soon-go-negative-strategist.html

No wonder sub-prime mortgages are back.

Jack is Back!

Dave,

According to my physical therapist who's studio is in the same building as a yoga studio, the larest size for women of yoga pants is XL. No way can she fit into that size.

At the school run today I was listening to Rush eviscerating the GOPe and especially McConnell. He played McConnell's promise on what the GOPe would do if he was re-elected and he got a Republican Senate and House. It was laughable.

But maryrose would probably tut-tut it as campaigning.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

A short article detailing how much larger the debt overhang and associated derivatives market is now compared to 2007.

IIRC all anyone could talk about post Lehman was the necessity of households and corporations deleveraging; even the Keynesians, though they stupidly and predictably advocated governments not.

Seems to me a vast extended policy of NIRP, ZIRP and QE is exactly the thing which would prevent that necessary deleveraging and lead to an even bigger overhang of malinvestment, misallocations and distortions that will require an even bigger crisis to wring out [or an even more insane central bank response].
It's like responding to the Titanic sinking by building a liner twice as big and heading for the exact same iceberg, full speed ahead, and expecting a better result.

RattlerGator

There seems to be an orchestrated attempt to sow doubt about Trump through the use of polling.

To me, they've always been susceptible to great manipulation but now more than ever. And . . . Russians have the opposition research on Trump, huh? This election cycle could get infinitely more bizarre.

clarice

Heh--Maybe Ryan and the NR gang have a super secret special plan--if they attack Trump,too-- maybe the center will go for him.Deep thoughts.

henry

I saw Snowden (aka the Russians) has Clinton.com emails and were going to release more of them. That was this morning, and I lost the link.

lyle

There seems to be an orchestrated attempt to sow doubt about Trump through the use of polling.

I agree. So does Barone:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/06/14/possible_errors_in_exit_polls_suggest_more_election_surprises_ahead_130875.html

buccaneer morgan

here, the danish, forgets why she's a former pm,


http://www.thelocal.dk/20160615/former-danish-pm-europe-can-take-million-refugees

lyle

Good little fascist Milbank thinks Teh Donald is getting too much publicity:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-right-response-to-donald-trump-a-media-blackout/2016/06/14/2868a0e0-3256-11e6-8758-d58e76e11b12_story.html

Rocco

I remember reading Guccifer said he saw 10 IP's from different parts of the world.

maryrose

JIB
In a month from now right before the convention In our fair city all will be well for our presumptive nominee.
No bogey men under the bed or last minute substitutions.
I will gladly eat crow if I am wrong.
McConnell's doing his job holding the Senate.

lyle

She's just a better looking Merkel, narc. Considerably better looking.

buccaneer morgan

sure that can't be mistaken,

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/imam-on-fox-facetiously-says-some-journalists-need-to-be-beheaded/

Dave (in MA)

http://www.yogalover.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Hilary-Clinton-yoga-pose.jpg

buccaneer morgan

this was an older account,


http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/12/wikileaks-to-publish-more-hillary-clinton-emails-julian-assange

Captain Hate

Dave would you watch POI online so I can yack about it? Why are you seeing it a day late?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Funny how money laundering ends up with so many dirty hands;
Cristina Kirchner's public works secretary caught burying $8.5 million cash in the grounds of a convent in the middle of the night.

There's some easy dough for Hillary to pick up by hiring on as a consultant on graft for the lovely Ms Kirchner.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I think he has said previously he DVRs it and watches when he can, Cap.

Marlene

Happy Birthday Man Tran!

lyle

Much to my naiveté, I didn't know the City of Boise even had a rainbow gay flag. Silly me. Of course it does and it's flying at half mast in front of City Hall right next to Old Glory at half mast. Amazingly, the US flag is slightly higher up its pole.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Thanks for putting the image of Hillary bending over in yoga attire into my mind's eye.--

Dave and TM share a moment of reconciliation;

lyle

There's some easy dough for Hillary to pick up by hiring on as a consultant on graft for the lovely Ms Kirchner.

How do you know she hasn't already hired the fair Ms. Kirchner, Ig? It's not like there isn't shitloads of cash sloshing around CGI and Hilligula's fraudulent "foundation."

buccaneer morgan

just dial the neuralizer to eleventy, dave, and 'close the pod bay doors'

Rocco

How bad can the dirt be that Hillary has on Trump? Wouldn't Trump be prepared to weather that? Advantage-Trump I think?

Janet

Good little fascist Milbank thinks Teh Donald is getting too much publicity:

He was the loser that did a big article on a few Code Pinkers throwing shoes at a President Bush actor/puppet.
THAT was worthy of space in the WaPo.

lyle

Plus, of course, Clenis would be all in favor of having Ms. Kirchner around. Huma? Not so much...

buccaneer morgan

it's like dejavu all over again,

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/06/freddie-gray-trial-implosion-medical-examiner-first-believed-injury-was-accident/

Janet

Dec 2008 - For a Last Hurrah, Protesters Give Bush the Boot

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/17/AR2008121703166.html

approx. 6 professional activists, 20-25 reporters/crew AT LEAST, & some random people passing by
...gets a half page article with pictures.

buccaneer morgan

so an obscure 19th century incident is worthy of a film,


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/steven-spielberg-dreamworks-past-amblins-902544

Janet

Where were the Republican elitists back then??...defending W...defending our efforts???

Where were they when I was being vilified in the MFM for going to tea party rallies??

...They were MIA. But now, NOW they have energy to go after Trump.

It really is uber sickening.

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/06/14/rainbows-end/2/

buccaneer morgan

I mean there are more relevant issues I would think


http://www.davidkertzer.com/books/kidnapping-edgardo-mortara

yes, janet, j rover, norma desmond, dr. evil, couldnt be bothered to put up a fight then,

buccaneer morgan

a good point,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3643465/Trump-warns-Orlando-massacre-happen-Hillary-president-admits-Florida-jihadi-American-ideas-weren-t-born-here.html

lyle

Where were they when I was being vilified in the MFM for going to tea party rallies??

Playing badmitton at the T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII compound in Province, RI, Janet.

(I'm still indebted to Iowahawk for the many, many sidesplitting belly laughs over the years even if he's now suffering from TDS ague.)

Dave (in MA)
Dave would you watch POI online so I can yack about it? Why are you seeing it a day late?
Because you can only watch it online after 24 hours. Go ahead and talk about it, I was only saying that I'm trying not to read about it.
Dave (in MA)

Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended from Twitter today, supposedly due to "hate speech".

Apparently his crime was his retweeting the death threats that he'd been receiving.

rse

They have located the body of the two year old taken from Grand Floridian lagoon. It was a family from Elk Horn, Nebraska.

derwill

Ryan, Romney, etc, have succeeded in making me despise their party almost as much as I despise the Dems--with the difference in degree in the level of disgust I feel for both institutions shrinking every time Ryan/Romney open their pie holes and talk like Democrats. I'm starting to feel like there's really no significant difference between the GOPe and the Democrats so why should I bother to support them or vote for their candidates. Maybe I'm an outlier, but if I'm not that doesn't auger well for GOP prospects in future elections.

Skoot

The case against Ofc. Goodson pretty much fell apart today. Judge Williams may dismiss tomorrow. Total joke. Kevin Rector on twitter has the updates. He's in the courtroom for the Baltimore Sun.

Old Lurker

You are not alone, derwill.

lyle

I'm starting to feel like there's really no significant difference between the GOPe and the Democrats

If there is, I'd like someone to explicate precisely the difference. She should be along now any time... :)

Janet



You are not alone, derwill.

Yes. Me too.

lyle

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436602/its-dangerous-believe-religious-freedom-sexual-revolution

Click on the link if you care to but I want to share this one paragraph:

The first commandment of this new secularist writ is that no sexual act between consenting adults is wrong. Two corollary imperatives are that whatever contributes to consenting sexual acts is an absolute good, and that anything interfering, or threatening to interfere, with consenting sexual acts is ipso facto wrong.

Has this woman stepped foot on any college campus these days?

daddy

OT, and taking a quick breather from all the current political insanity.

Aussie TV this morning has a continuing report on Gravitational waves: Scientists detect second 'fantastically significant' signal

Apparently finding and verifying a second instance of Gravitational Waves created by a different pair of duel spinning Black Holes opens up an entire new field of Astronomy which Scientists hope to exploit to great success:

"The first signal (months back) was fantastic, it was almost better than we could have ever expected beyond our wildest dreams — but it could have been a lucky fluke and we might never have seen another signal in 100 years or 1,000 years," he said.

"So you have to see more to get some idea of how many signals are out there and to get an idea of what we can expect in the future as we improve the detectors.

"This (just detected second) signal tells us that there's going to be a flood of gravity wave signals coming in in the next few years as the detectors are improved."

"Detecting a second burst of gravitational waves means we are well on the way to being able to map the populations of black holes in our universe," said Associate Professor Peter Veitch, Head of Physics at the University of Adelaide.

"Perhaps even more excitingly, who knows what else will be revealed as we continue to improve the sensitivity of the detectors?"

So overall exciting news, and since it came from observations by LIGO at CalTech Ms Caltech and her classmates should be getting some excellent good chow in the next few days as the hoopla continues:)

Don't know if I had mentioned how walking across Campus a while back they were able to spot Stephen Hawking in his wheelchair on son 2nd floor outdoor patio at LIGO and she and her mates thought that very cool.

buccaneer morgan

well they seem to have figured out, what zaphod isn't, in france anyways


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/15/france-and-belgium-face-imminent-terror-attack-from-armed-isil-c/

buccaneer morgan

cool daddy, although do gravitational waves travel at the same speed as light, to determine distance,

Buckeye

Me too derwill.

I am about ready for the revolution to start. Let it rip.

buccaneer morgan

stanford grad, not too sharp,

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/06/15/fox-news-gretchen-carlson-doubles-ar-15-ban/

rse

derwill-what I have also found is virtually all the think tanks are moving in a common progressivist direction with only small differences in rhetoric. Apparently we were all simply supposed to take the rhetoric at face value and send money in alarm.

henry

The Russians (? Guccifer 2.0) sent the DNC Trump file to Gawker. A quick read suggests #NeverTrump got copies as well.

JMHanes

derwill:

I was actually an enthusiastic Romney voter last time around, but you've pretty much nailed how I'm feeling right now too. Reince Preibus is the only one who seems willing to do his job. As folks may or may not recall, Priebus is the one who wooed back all the donors alienated by Michael Steele and managed to retire the debt incurred under Steele's self-aggrandizing leadership. Priebus is not exactly Mr. Charisma, alas, but at least the RNC Chair is working hard for the party's candidate.

Marlene

rse,welcome back! I missed your comments. May I ask if the Diva has decided on a college?

daddy

Narciso,

In some of the questions posed to Physicists after the first detection there was this: "According to Einstein’s theory, gravitational waves travel at exactly the speed of light. And, in fact, in this observation, one of the things that the scientists were testing was exactly that. In some alternatives to general relativity, gravity can travel at different speeds for different frequencies of gravitational waves. LIGO didn’t see that at all – as far as we can tell so far, it looks like Einstein was right about the speed of gravity too!"

A neat thing about this second observation is "In a new twist, the scientists found that one of the two merging black holes was spinning. It was rotating at a speed at least 20 percent of its maximum possible speed."

I have no idea what it's max possible rotation speed would be, or that they even rotated, but regardless seems like this opens up a ton of new area to explore, and some of the LIGO articles say they are in the process of improving and expanding their equipment, so when it does come back on line detection ought to greatly improved:

"...with just a few signals, our estimate has big uncertainties, but our best right now is somewhere between 9 and 240 binary black hole coalescences per cubic Gigaparsec per year, or about one every 10 years in a volume a trillion times the volume of the Milky Way galaxy! Happily, in its first few months of operation, LIGO’s advanced detectors were sensitive enough to probe deeply enough into space to see about one event every two months.

Our next observing interval – Observing Run #2, or "O2" – will start in the Fall of 2016. With improved sensitivity, we expect to see more black hole coalescences, and possibly detect gravitational waves from other sources, like binary neutron-star mergers."

Great stuff!

Lurker Susie

Laura Ingraham is not happy with Ryan and Romney,


Laura Ingraham
1h1 hour ago
Laura Ingraham ‏@IngrahamAngle
Congressional Republicans had an 80% DISAPPROVAL rating at the end of May. Was that @realDonaldTrump ’s fault? http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm

rse

Yes marlene and that 28 inch blizzard seriously impacted her decision. She is going somewhere she can wear chacos year round while pursuing the academics and performing arts.

I am a bit surprised but I have gotten her father a ticket to go see the nearby space shuttle endeavour on move-in day.

Lurker Susie

Laura Ingraham
4h4 hours ago
Laura Ingraham ‏@IngrahamAngle
"Top Republicans Join Obama..." Glad the press is finally reporting this--many have been on his side for years. http://wpo.st/dXrf1

Buckeye

daddy,

No surprise Ms. CalTech has this passion. Apple didn't fall too far from the tree.

buccaneer morgan

neat, that's it, I was expecting an earth shattering kaboom

Lurker Susie

It continues

Hillary’s New Ad Men: Trump-resistant Republicans like Romney and Ryan likely will star in Clinton’s campaign spots http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/hillarys-new-ad-men/

Bill Peschel

"I think we have to assume the Russians had full access to Hillary's yoga schedule as well as the planning for Chelsea's wedding."

Tom, a Wordpress site supposedly set up by Gufficer 2.0, shows a link at the bottom to a file she supposed had while Sec of State. Did it come from her server? He doesn't say.

https://guccifer2.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/dnc/

To quote:

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

There is a great deal of difference between the parties.
While they're both quite dishonest the Dems are far less dishonest about what they will do when given the chance and far more true to their platform and professed intentions.
They are also more loyal to both their base and each other.

Rocco

This is like a chess game. Comey has to be thinking, what's he got, do I indict...

Obama's trying to get Putin on the phone, gonna give him Alaska I think, if he keeps his mouth shut...

daddy

Obama's trying to get Putin on the phone, gonna give him Alaska I think, if he keeps his mouth shut...

Probably a lot of truth in that statement, Rocco. Once again Obama is probably saying "Tell Vlad I'll be more flexible, and appreciative, after the Election."

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Hillary’s Least Self-Aware Moment Ever?

Otherworldly.

squaredance

Really, the Uniparty has to disarm regular Americans. If you think the economy is bad now, just wait a few years, and what with Obama trying to move the inner city pathologies out to the rest of the country, well it is really the beginning of the end of what we heretofore have considers normal civil and political processes, norms, expectations and, most particularly, restraints. In fact what will come will be a complete sundering of the past. They are out to destroy the regular, normal (and mostly white) working and middle classes. Period.

If Trump does not get in, or if he he gets in and then fails to turn things around to some degree, then the bulk of the real, productive citizens of the nation will soon realized that the political process has completely and permanently shut them out, and they are ruled by strange and alien forces. Push just may come to shove.

They have to be disarmed.

The GOPe is just a faction of the Uniparty. McTurtle coming out like this is truly telling. They would rather be junior partners in the emerging order than stand up for the nation, or even just honorably keep their word to their constituents. To see the future that would take shape, one has to look no further than California today.

The GOPe wants to maintain their place in this wholly corrupt, wholly immoral usurpation of power that has been going on since at least the end of the Reagan years. They have in the last few years fought harder against conservatives, Tea Partiers, and Trump than any Democrat or Liberal faction, movement or politicians. I have never seen them go after a Democrat like they have Trump--not even Obama or Hillary gets this sort of frank, angry push back .

These people are actively trying to lose this election. We have had ludicrous, disastrous campaigns out them since 2007.--now we know why. They do not want to really win if winning means fixing anything. They are as contemptuous of the nation, its citizens, and its great legacy as the Democrats. They are merely more cynical. The Uniparty has developed into something dark, evil and profoundly unamerican. Again, it is as though we are an occupied nation.

It seems a very large plurality, perhaps indeed a majority, of Americans are completely clueless about what is going on, and in fact are cheering on those who would destroy them.

The GOPe betrayal in the face of this is stunning.

Of course they must disarm the nation. Otherwise they will not be able to walk down the street.

Jack is Back!

I feel bad for that famil from Nebraska and their 2 year old, even if the Dad was there and distracted.

As a Floridian, we are always cognizant of gators. They are everywhere there is water. You cannot ignore their predatory inclinations. I have to kill 3 up close and close personally with my Sig;. Not fun, since I enjoy their presence but when then get hungry they move to any flesh.

They will move daily and hourly from water to water. If you live on a golf course with myriad lakes or ponds you will get lots of gator movements.

If you are from out of state. Gators are everywhere there is water including ditches, channels and any lake. Be real careful espicially if you have a dog or kid.

henry

Thanks Bill P! That is some swipe, including various fundraising spreadsheets and all sorts of stuff. Basically a clean sweep -- as I assume each of the crowd Guccifer (1.0) mentioned seeing on Hillary's private server probably pulled.

squaredance

Hillary will not be indicted and will not spend one day oin court over this. Comey is not going to go against the Party.

If the Democrats had one one billionth of the Moral probity they claim to have, she would not be running. You are dealing with Leninists here.

She stands a very good chance of being POTUS. With what is openly known about her, this is a truly digusting mark of how immoral and decadent we have become. The real issues is not the email, but the open bribery. This is on the level of the lowest governments on the Planet. Even the EU is is not this bad. Even the Russians and the Chinese do not sell out their own nation right out in the open.

It just goes to show what a fallen people we are that she can do so well in a national election. It is literally irrational and insane. It is open immorality.

In many ways is is far worse than Obama for it is right out there in the open for all to see.

Beasts of England

The topic of your antepenult paragraph is on display even here at JOM, squaredance. Great comment, overall.

Beasts of England

Of your 5:54, squaredance...

Rocco

I think vlad's mad that bubba sold our nuclear technolgy to china and not him?

Captain Hate

Gersh might end up more famous than Lupica:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/06/15/media-descend-on-gun-stores-to-share-parables-about-ar15s/

squaredance

antepenult? I have not heard that term since I work with linguistics pros.

Marlene

Jack,hubby had a gator experience while kayaking on the Myakka River. He was with his cousin and the gator on the grassy shore slithered into the water and gave them a scare. We are going to be very aware of all the critters in Florida when we live there in the winter.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I still believe Hillary Clinton will never be president, but must confess at the time I began making my guarantees it was in a world in which the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, the last GOP presidential candidate, any number of other prominent GOP political leaders and large numbers of conservative intellectuals and talking heads were actually sane or honorable enough to work to get their candidate elected rather than operating on Hillary's behalf.

The Republicans' inability to properly gauge the catastrophe that would ensue with her election or, worse, their indifference to it, is an even greater metric of how far our country has fallen than the criminal enterprise that the Dem party has become.

BeenThereDoneThat

And now the Maryland governor:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Maryland-Governor-Says-He-Will-Not-Support-Trump-383165421.html

I'm sensing a gathering of GOPe backstabbers preparing for a Convention surprise...

BeenThereDoneThat

And now Maryland checks in:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/15/larry-hogan-donald-trump/85943946/

I'm sensing a gathering of GOPe backstabbers preparing for a Convention surprise...

BeenThereDoneThat

Oops - didn't think the first time posted...

windansea

I just felt a tremor in the force. This doc dump from DNC just the beginning. Assange hayes Hillary.

Rocco

Now I can't wait for that Hillary speech that he cancelled.

buccaneer morgan

alright wth happened on po1?

squaredance

Iggy: I think they are well aware of what will happen--nobody can be that stupid, particularity after Trump's primary triumphs.. They really do not care.

They are 1) of a low character--completely debased morally. intellectually and mentally; 2) have completely bought in to the whole notion of an emerging globalist/socialist/corporatist/fascist (or whatever one calls this strange confabulation) NWO run by global "elites" completely disconnected to their nations or their civilizations.

They appear to believe that they are just in a holding pattern for this "inevitability", and see their role has one of distracting the rubes until it happens.

Of course, what will really come out of their betrayal is exceedingly likely to be starkly different than what they imaging it will be. That they cannot see this is the mark of their debased characters and intellectual competence.

One marvels at their basic ignorance of history and the very nature of mankind and its struggle. It is hard to believe that they have anything that we would call a serious, sober and reflective inner life--they seen driven by apatite and egoism solely. They are exceedingly narrow and shallow people. they should not have any responsibility whatsoever. It the American people where not themselves so debased, deracinated, and confused, the people would not hold office at all. They have not much at all similar to their predecessors at all.

Beasts of England

I'm a Latin scholar. :)

henry

Judicial Watch, doing what elected Republicans will not. This time, suing VA to stop the felon voting. If judges in VA are like the ones around here, it won't get very far.

derwill

BeenThere--"I'm sensing a gathering of GOPe backstabbers preparing for a Convention surprise..."

Well, I'm sure destroying the party in order to save it probably sounds good to them in theory. In the real world, once a thing is destroyed there is nothing left to save.

And if Ryan enjoys being Speaker of the House, he really might want to re-think that cunning, cunning plan.

Buckeye

Jack

When my son was less than 2 we flew to Ft. Lauderdale to visit friends then drove to the gulf coast across alligator alley.

Got a flat and before it was all over, changed the tire with one eye on a gator in the ditch.

Only thing I had was the tire iron and golf clubs. Fastest tire change ever!

buccaneer morgan

who did hogan endorse in the primary, did it matter?

Miss Marple

Hogan endorsed Chris Christie, according to Fox.

Beasts of England

Exactly, henry. How much more proof do people need to get that the Reps are every bit a part of the Uniparty scam.

Buckeye

I have to confess to needing to look up "antepenult", and I studied Latin.

buccaneer morgan

I think it was posted earlier this morning,


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/would_you_rather_have_a_beer_with_clinton_or_trump

DebinNC

Maryland is #3, behind IL and CT, in states whose residents would leave if they could, according to Gallop. The venal LE witch hunts currently on display in Baltimore might push their ranking even higher.

Roy Lofquist

"which are no challenge for determined state-sponsored hacking groups."

It is a common misperception, or maybe disinformation, about hacking that it is complicated. This kind of hack can be, and often is, done by a teenager from his parent's basement.

You might recall the STUXNET virus from a while back, the one that destroyed the Iranian centrifuges. Almost every story I saw about that said that it was extremely complex and would require a state sponsored effort to produce.

Actually, any competent programmer could crank it out in about an hour, writing a hundred lines of code or less. The big question is how did it get there? I suspect that it was embedded in the controller software that they bought from Siemens.

Buckeye

buccaneer

rasmussen for got to ask the obvious question.

"What percentage of women wouldn't invite Clinton for dinner because they are afraid she would try to jump their bones?"

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