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March 13, 2017

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Captain Hate

Has DeStalino ordered the subways to shut down again?

daddy

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Buford Gooch

Where is everyone?

Captain Hate

Rocket Surgery conference:

http://freebeacon.com/politics/fact-check-cory-is-neither-a-truth-teller-or-a-determined-purveyor-of-the-truth/

Clarice Feldman

Big hype in DC about the storm--I'm hoping that , as usual, hype is all it is.

Old Lurker

Believe it when we see it, Clarice.

Jane

2 feet predicted in Sturbridge. 86 degrees predicted here.

Jack is Back!

Clarice,

Maybe a little overhyped for DC but not for the East End or Long Island and the Boston area. Everyone is geared up. Just back from King Kullen to stock up on water, milk, and foodstuffs. We are expecting winds up to 65mph here since we are the furthest point out to sea for New York.

It normally takes 48 hours to clear the streets. They shut down Main St. first and load the snow up in trucks to dump in the Cooper's Beach parking lot. Then they move on to the other merchant streets. Lot of people are already waxing their cross-country skis:)

daddy

TM,

It is horrible that you guys are going to have to deal with a good 4 or 5 inches of snow. I don't know how you folks are able to survive in such catastrophic extreme weather conditions---simply horrifying.

Meanwhile, here's some pics from the Iditarod.

It was only minus 40 for the 1st 500 miles or so, but now it's a balmy minus 30:)

Clarice Feldman

Snappy looking dogs, daddy.

Dave (in MA)

A few weeks ago I complained in here that the USA Radio Network news identified the former General who resigned as being James Mattis and not Mike Flynn--multiple times. Last week I heard them mention the "Idarod" multiple times.

Captain Hate

Are the MFM's latest talking points to bitch about Kellyanne Conway? I ask that because my wife, from out of nowhere, started complaining about her.

The nags are so easy to manipulate into rejecting an accomplished member of their tribe, and then wonder why they aren't taken seriously. Wearing some more pink pussy hats should cure that.

Old Lurker

Agreed, Jack.

I was planning to fly up to Nantucket Tuesday for a few days but decided to postpone since if I had made it to Boston, I would not have gotten out of Logan to the island...

Gotta get there soon though since our nursery with one crib now requires a second, and that means the other kid room for Max needs bunk beds. Might need to install a few more sound deadening doors while I'm doing it!

Dave (in MA)

I still hate hot weather more than I hate snow.

JimNorCal

Heh, daddy. :)

In other news Scotland politicos appear to be gearing up for another independence vote.
Is Europe willing to pay all the welfare? :)
They just had a vote, who pays the cost for this referendum? :)

Captain Hate

Me too, Dave. This has been a really mild winter.

Old Lurker

If you had any doubt where Leftism leads, this will clarify it for you:

"Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens’ organs after they die. Kennedy recently introduced SB 750, which would automatically enroll Connecticut’s citizens in the organ donation program."

JimNorCal

Scotland link
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39255181

narciso

Everyone fully stocked up on crazy pills, well it is a 13th, that might explain it

narciso

Too much sense here,


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/259637/

Old Lurker

Or if a Kennedy does not get your organs, you can go to Texas if you dare:

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/12/rep-farrar-bill/

Porchlight

Had Ingraham on for four seconds this morning and she was already screeching about "who is advising the White House on their media appearances??1!!" schtick.

Let it go, Laura. He's smarter than you.

daddy

"Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens’ organs after they die.


So if they dragged Mary Jo Kopechne's carcass out of the pond today the State would get first dibs on her cadaver instead of her parents?

Makes sense in a Kennedy-esque fashion.

I recall when visiting Salem a few years back that after the executions all of the Witches bodies were kept from their families by the authorities and dumped into secret un-Christian burial pits. Only my Great great granny's body was ever buried proper. Her kinfolk found out where they had dumped her and dug her up at midnight, and then gave her a proper burial on her home property which I was able to visit.

How did we ever get along in this country without the benefit of the Kennedy's?

Appalled

Porch:

Somebody didn't get the job in the Admistration they wanted....

Jack is Back!

I'm surprised the kerfuffle between Turkey and The Netherlands isn't more prominent in our news over here. Erdogan believes it is Turkey's right to send their political party apparatchiks who are also government ministers into other countries with sizable Turkish populations to rally the troops for upcoming elections.

Mark Rutte the PM of Holland called Erdogan's threat of "consequences" - "NUTS". And things are escalating quickly

James D

"Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens’ organs after they die. Kennedy recently introduced SB 750, which would automatically enroll Connecticut’s citizens in the organ donation program."

Every single descendant of Joe Kennedy, or relation by marriage of any of his descendants, should be executed just as the Romanovs were. Including the senile elderly, including infants.

jimmyk

On the history of medicine discussion, I thought my one-sentence summary in the last thread might have provoked a response: Until the last 100 years or so, doctors were as likely to kill you as heal you.

Maybe it's a bit more than 100 years, but I know that at least two of our presidents had their deaths hastened by doctors: George Washington was pretty much bled to death, and after Garfield was shot (only 135 years ago), doctors repeatedly stuck stuck their fingers into the wound to probe for the bullet, likely leading to an infection. (Harrison was probably harmed by his doctors, though it seems more likely that he died of septic shock from the White House water supply.)

narciso

Carlos slims took the sultans side. The journal sees it as a win for rutte, and bezos i didn't bother what their hog take was.

narciso

They proved to be most clueless. Which has been happening mire frequently.

James D

I have a feeling that for those of us in the DC area, this "monster storm" is going to totally crap out and deliver nothing in the way of real snow.

I was really hoping for a nice, big snowfall that shuts everything down for a couple of days, but I don't think that's going to be the case.

Blah.

jimmyk

I think DC is supposed to get more rain than snow, not so bad. They're still saying 12-20" in NYC. Last time it ended up being less than predicted, but we'll see. Mayor Bane will no doubt try to exploit the situation, but botch it completely anyway.

henry

We have a fine mess here, mostly because nobody is plowing.

My favorite guy from History of Medicine was Wiliam Harvey who went looking for anastomoses and discovered the Circulation of the Blood. Still have a copy of his book.

bunky

I bought eggs

narciso

I noted that one of the casualties in the Yemen raid was a woman married to one terrorist, the sister of another who was killed in a confrontation with security forces, skipped town after having the former's kid while staying with inlaws in Yemen,

JohnH

Henry,

madison and surrounding environs haven't done any street plowing. given the higher temps forecast for the end of the week it doesn't surprise me. in March it's all about saving the budget money.

Bike paths have all been plowed however.

Jack is Back!

From my morning "Great Again" email:

This Day in Innovation:
1877 – Chester Greenwood received a patent for earmuffs.

LOL. Need them today. High of 26F

maryrose

I still think there is a 50/50 chance medicine can cure you or kill you.

daddy

Via Mark Steyn (sitting in for Rush) here is Snoop Dog's latest video in which he shoots a clown wearing a Trump mask in the head:


(right click)

Here is the Rodeo Clown who was fired for life from being a Rodeo Clown for wearing an Obama mask, and who then had to apologize and was ordered to undergo "mandatory sensitivity training" for his offensive action.

Please call me when you hear the calls from the Left for Snoop to have to undergo mandatory sensitivity training.

Captain Hate

Erdogan believes it is Turkey's right to send their political party apparatchiks who are also government ministers into other countries with sizable Turkish populations to rally the troops for upcoming elections

Meddling in other counties elections? Unpossible.

maryrose

Daddy:
So true.
FBI should investigate SnoopDog.

DrJ

Off.

Captain Hate

off

daddy

oops Grrrrr

DrJ

Too slow, CH!

maryrose

Erdogan is a bully.
Turkey needs to depose him.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Snow here, although it's not sticking to the streets. It DID stick to Maggie when she went out, and I had to take a towel to her to get off the chunks of snow.

Porchlight,

Glad I wasn't i the car to hear the screeching of Ingraham. She's going to lose listeners like me if she keeps up her sour grapes routine.

She was really nasty about Harriet Meiers, as I recall. Haven't heard that side of her in a while, and it sure is unpleasant.

Got a pot roast in for supper (crock pot).

Now have to leave and run a couple of errands.

daddy

Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns

The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally.

The fair’s commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown.

If tit for tat is the rule, then all Rap Artists, not just Snoop Dog, must attend sensitivity training.

Old Lurker

"Glad I wasn't i the car to hear the screeching of Ingraham. She's going to lose listeners like me if she keeps up her sour grapes routine."

I've listened to her on and off for years. When she is good, she's great.

When she gets like this, my most frequent thought is "Man, can you imagine being married to THAT?"

Jack is Back!

A good summary from The Times of London on the Netherlands v. Turkey shouting match.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/tensions-rise-ahead-of-dutch-elections-xd5gg2k5v?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1461665

daddy

Great comment from Sean Spicer related to a question about Trump having previously said he would donate his presidential salary to Charity.

Sean replied (not verbatim) that President Trump is asking the Press to decide where Trump should donate his salary and tell him, and in that way there will be no scrutiny of the donation of his salary by the Press.

Big smile on Sean's face when he said that, amid Press-pool laughter.

Dave (in MA)

Well, if Snoop Doggy Dog or whatever his name is this week similarly received a lifetime ban from his profession, how would I even notice?

Old Lurker

Wash Times: "Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall, even if it leads to a government shutdown, saying it’s up to Republicans to resist touchy issues in the looming spending debate. (Snip) In a letter led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, top Democrats also said they will insist that bills allow Planned Parenthood to collect taxpayer money. But though Democrats are in the minority and would have to filibuster to block the bills, they insisted it’s Republicans who will be blamed for a government shutdown..."


Those guys better be careful...if they shut the government down, are they certain Trump will start it back up again?

Thomas Collins

Weather forecaster critters in the Boston area seem to be holding to their blizzard prediction (with acknowledgment that daddy would call it a slight dusting/breezy/brisk day prediction).

Dave (in MA)

Some Indian guy across the hall is listening to something that could loosely be described as music that sounds like a siamese cat trying to pass a kidney stone.

Old Lurker

When I hear a name like "Snoop Doggy Dog", I reach for my plastic bags and dog leashes.

Dave (in MA)

There isn't a cloud in the sky and schools are already announcing closings, TC. [When I was a kid, etc.]

jimmyk

I still think there is a 50/50 chance medicine can cure you or kill you.

For anonamom's sake, I'll give it 60-40 in favor of saving vs killing. :)

Seriously, I think the last 30 years have made a huge difference. In fact one of the reasons the murder rate has dropped so much, or so I've heard, is that the rate of shootings hasn't dropped nearly as much, but a lot more of the victims survive. Heart attack victims also do much better now than 30+ years ago.

Also, my impression is that childhood cancer survival has improved tremendously, which is obviously a huge deal in terms of years of life.

jimmyk

if they shut the government down, are they certain Trump will start it back up again?

C'mon, OL, don't get my hopes up.

Jack is Back!

I take it, you have all seen this phone camera video of a snowflake little lady confronting Sean Spicer in an Apple Store on Saturday.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/03/sean-spicer-apple-store-video-watch-you-tube-periscope-twitter-shree-confronted/

I would not have been bothered one bit if he looked at her and told to STFU and then light her on fire.

DebinNC

Why does Snoop's Trump target look like a blonde Al Jolson about to sing "Mammy"?

Old Lurker

Jimmy, the best thing possible is for Trump to let them shut it down, particularly over an election issue like the wall.

daddy

Just for refresher:

NPR: Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage

WaPo: Obama rodeo clown incident illustrates continued racial divide

CNN: Rodeo clown mocks Obama at Missouri State Fair

CBS: Missouri fair bans rodeo clown wearing Obama mask

ABC: Missouri State Fair apologizes for Obama-mocking performance

NBC: Rodeo clown who mocked Obama at Missouri State Fair banned from performing

etc

Old Lurker

I caught YL1 sending this link to YL2:

http://www.clickhole.com/article/doing-work-you-new-version-turbotax-automatically--5710

daddy

"Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall,

Let's make Trump's Presidential Library 2000 miles long and place it right along the border.

DebinNC

Are public school children still making trips to DC each Spring? Would love visuals of the Smithsonian, Jefferson Memorial, etc. closed down as Pelosi and Schumer et al preen.

Jack is Back!

This time when they shut it down, Trump should find emergency funds (maybe Obama's slush fund) to keep the DC parks and memorials open for the Veterans, serving military and first responders, etc. Earn some positive public relations out of it.

I still say how Obama handled the last one cost the Dems lots of votes, statehouses and more seats in Congress.

Buckeye

I am sure if the Dem senators filibuster us into a gov shutdown, Trump will leave no bully pulpit stone unturned.

We can hope:)

Old Lurker

Shutdown EO#1:

Under no circumstances will any non military employee of the Federal Government receive any retroactive compensation for days not worked.

DebinNC

September 2008, when CNN still delivered real news like BOzo's dependence on TOTUS:

"The Democratic presidential nominee has never tried to hide the fact he delivers speeches off the device, though normally he doesn't use one at standard campaign rallies and town hall events. ... But the Illinois senator used a teleprompter at both his Colorado events Monday - making for a particularly peculiar scene in Pueblo, where the prompter was set up in the middle of what is normally a rodeo ring."

Old Lurker

Shutdown EO#2:

Beginning immediately, the government will cease all payments to current and former members of Congress and their staffs.

Buckeye

I caught YL1 sending this link to YL2:

http://www.clickhole.com/article/doing-work-you-new-version-turbotax-automatically--5710

OL, Buckeyette has a degree in Finance with a minor in Economics.

She still has me check her return before sending:)

Old Lurker

Shutdown EO#3:

When Congress decides to restart the Federal Government, the POTUS will not sign the enabling legislation unless it includes approval of all appointments pending before the Senate.

This could be fun.

anonamom

Doctors are still killing people jimmyk--prescribing statins to treat numbers in patients without coronary disease, sending diabetics to nutritionists who tell them to eat grains, aggressively treating old people's blood pressures so they fall and bled in to their craniums--

all with the very best of intentions though.

Or because they have to comply with insurance requirements, which are twenty years behind current preliminary studies.

Old Lurker

Actually it is fun to anticipate a shutdown when the president is the only guy in the room who has had to navigate companies through bankruptcy.

jimmyk

all with the very best of intentions though.

anonamom, when my previous doctor retired, he passed me on to a young guy who started telling me to eat a low-fat diet with whole grains. I dropped him and found a doctor who subscribes to a more 'paleo' approach. I won't shut down JOM again by repeating my tale of success :).

I'm curious about your last point:
aggressively treating old people's blood pressures so they fall and bled in to their craniums

Is that from prescribing blood thinners? I'm about to talk to my 95-year-old father's cardiologist, and the one question is whether to continue with Eliquis, in his case for Afib, trying to balance the risks between bleeding and stroke. Not that you can give advice, obviously, but it sounds like you think thinners are over-prescribed. Or maybe just for high BP?

Buckeye

anaonamom

Have lost 18 pounds in last month avoiding carbs.

Quit taking my statin at the same time (I have never been diagnosed with coronary disease).

Want to see if if diet changes the picture. Thinking I will schedule my annual for about a month from now.

anonamom

We do have incredible trauma medicine, as the survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing are a testament to.

Nowhere else would they all but the three who were dead on the scene have survived though--five (?six?) hospitals within three miles of the blast, roads emptied of traffic because of the race, and the bombing site itself crawling with medical personnel.

Strong cancer treatment, looking at big breakthroughs soon with immune and molecular level treatments, positive outcomes with very premature births. High risk OB too.

Old Lurker

Speaking of Medical Stats in the news...

Has anyone dug behind the headline of falling US Life Spans to see what if any impact there is on the influx of X millions from south of the border? Surely that has an impact?

Porchlight

Somebody didn't get the job in the Admistration they wanted....

Exactly, Appalled.

It's so obvious - she spends a good portion of each show on this stuff.

Only serves to confirm to Trump (and to us) that he made the right decision.

Captain Hate

I run hot and cold on Ingraham. When she's right about an issue, like immigration, she will bludgeon opponents into submission. Plus she provided a forum for Tammy Bruce. When she's bad...well she dated Bathtub Boy. Plus I think she's one of the more mercenary talk show hosts.

Buckeye

My trauma physician BIL did an away rotation at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Said he got more experience treating shooting victims in six weeks than in the 30 years since.

Yes it was a night rotation.

lyle

Why does Snoop's Trump target look like a blonde Al Jolson about to sing "Mammy"?

LOL

Let's make Trump's Presidential Library 2000 miles long and place it right along the border.

LOLier...

lyle

Green at Insty:

WAIT… WHAT? Texas state rep. proposes fines for masturbation.

As Father Guido Sarducci reminded us years ago, masturbation is a cheap sin but it can really add up.

Ah, the days when SNL was actually funny...

Old Lurker

Lyle, lyle, lyle...I linked that above hours ago.

Old Lurker

see 12:28

lyle

Well, sumbitch, OL!! My first JOM transgression and it's barely past noon in lyleville...

Rocco

I had just hitchhiked home from Fullerton CA to Marlboro MA with $20 bucks in my pocket and was greeted with The Blizzard of 78.

http://www.blizzardof78.org/photo-library.php

Old Lurker

You have a low bar for defining JOM Transgressions, Lyle!

lyle

"Low bar" pretty much sums up my life, OL... ;)

Old Lurker

A low bar is a lot better than no bar.

narciso

So the ap named Carlos the jackal as a political extremist, re his upcoming trial

Captain Hate

The ewok weighs in on The Lonesome Death of Saint Swisher:

Documentary Purports to Challenge the Established Facts About Michel Brown's Death
This "documentary," reported on by John Sexton, changes nothing.

First up, the documentary is given the hucksterish hysterical name of "Stranger Fruit." This is of course a reference to the song "Strange Fruit," about lynchings. The main lyric goes that trees in the south bear a strange fruit -- the bodies of black men hanged by the neck.

That's terrible. That's incendiary racial provocateurism. That's agitating for violence.

Which they got-- there was in fact renewed violence and unrest after the release of this "documentary."

The clip they're promoting shows, they claim, Michael Brown buying the cigarillos at an earlier stop by that bodega where he later strong-armed the owner. They're claiming he already paid for those cigarillos, but apparently didn't take them the first time. For whatever reason.

They say this casts a new light on his later visit to the joint, when he took the cigarellos, exited without paying, and then strong-armed the owner when the owner tried to stop him from leaving without paying.

The New York Times apparently buys into this fully-- but strangely its account does not mention the inconvenient fact that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and grabbed his gun.

Is there new video that disputes that? Apparently not! But the racewar agitators have a very ambiguous video and some cockadoodle Loose Change-style conspiracy theories so I guess it's time to burn and loot in Ferguson again.

Even if the "documentary's" claim is right -- that Michael Brown paid for the cigarillos with pot -- 1, how does that buttress the character of Michael Brown, and 2, how does being a penny-ante drug dealer who got rough with a customer change the fact he attacked and tried to kill a cop?

America is so racist that a black man can't even transact a drug crime, walk down the middle of the street impeding traffic, refuse a white officer's lawful order to clear the street, then physically attack that white officer and attempt to wrestle his gun away from him in order to execute him without being arrested and then shot when he resists arrest.

Have we learned nothing?

Sexton notes this quote from the New York Times' "report:"

Regardless of what happened at the store in the early-morning hours, the new security footage does not resolve long-simmering questions about Mr. Brown's encounter with Officer Darren Wilson along a Ferguson street that day.
Sexton wants to know in which questions still need resolving, and why Eric Holder's report did not put to rest these "long-simmering questions."

Is the New York Times saying that Eric Holder lied? Are they Michael Brown Truthers?

Do they disbelieve all government reports, or only those prepared and published by a black man?

I have some "long simmering questions" about the whitebread New York Times myself.

Posted by: Ace at 02:35 PM

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"Until the last 100 years or so, doctors were as likely to kill you as heal you."

jimmyk lays bare the bones fleshed out in "Medical Nemesis" by iconoclast Ivan Illich.

Here's a link to chapter 1:

http://soilandhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/0303critic/030313illich/Frame.Illich.Ch1.html

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"Father Guido Sarducci"

"Yeah. Bet you dinni know Jesus had a brother. He did so. Billy. His name was Billy Christ."

lyle

A low bar is a lot better than no bar.

Where does The Ledge Bar™ fit in this continuum?

Account Deleted

"behind the headline of falling US Life Spans "

The illegal border jumpers are impacting public health, no doubt.


But there's also this kinda stuff involved,

from my horseshoes and hand grenades, drive-by research knowledge file---

We're in for a cliffdrop on life expectancy... 30 million Type 2 diabetics, and another 50 million estimated *undiagnosed*... lotta lotta Boomers with undiagnosed Type 2.

Then there is the 1000 Americans per day experiencing onset of Alzheimer's. 6th leading cause of death--- and it's escalating... my business partner is 51.... goin down the rabbit hole with "Type 3 diabetes."


Death certificates are issued with a primary cause, say stroke---- but this can be from a number of root causes..... Type 2 diabetics die from stroke, but it is seldom listed as such. With disease rates for T2 being what they are, we'll be seeing more than an uptick.


There is a huge pig in the python affecting Boomers especially. "Early death."


Silent pandemics aren't getting the "gay martyrdom" treatment from CDC like HIV/AIDS did under Clinton, Bush, and The Bath House Rat, so the public is largely uninformed as to how bad the diabetes rates are---- and what it means for disability and pre-mature death.

maryrose

I know of two people who died because overly aggressive chemo treatments.
I also worry about blood thinners for a relative of mine.
I am currently not taking any kind of medicine. Hope I never have to but if so I will do so with caution.

lyle

https://amgreatness.com/2017/03/12/modest-proposal-shrinking-government/

Nothing that hasn't been bruited about on this board over the years but still a good read.

maryrose

Either that or pretend I am Amish.

Dave (in MA)

Rocco (or anybody), click on your "Photos of Route 128" link and see if you can tell me what's wrong with the Globe's "Route 128 in Dedham" photo.

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