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July 30, 2017

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James D.

First!

And, fantastic Pieces this morning (as always), Clarice!

Bubarooni

Early bird and all that...

henry

Given Drudge linked an article on astrologers claiming the solar eclipse will be catastrophic for Trump... perhaps that is when the war launches. (The article claims Trump was born under a lunar eclipse in its first sentence, I didn't read past there).

rse

One of my youngest's college roommates this coming year is from south korea as in that's where she grew up and lives the rest of the year. I expect the diva is going to be paying lots of attention to this peninsula.

 narciso.

These were the sort of drills that say harsh seized upon to excuse kal oo7 ahootdown.

 narciso.

I read in another location, that us is moving their main installation south of north Korea main artillery barrage, well its about time.

Captain Hate

Gus asked in the last thread about one's favorite Clash song:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ertt3o1x65c

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

Still following the Arthur Schwarz account and I see Rick Wilson has attacked him.

I told Schwarz someone should go check Wilson's old tweets, because I think he was involved in that Russian dossier.

I used to follow him on Twitter until he became so poisonous and vulgar that it was impossible to read him. He was almost rubbing his hands with glee about something salacious he was sure would come out about Trump.

At the time I just thought it was the usual anti-Trump crap, but looking at WHEN it happened I now think he was in on the initial commissioning of the report from Fusion GPS.

Clarice Feldman

Guess how much coverage the Awan case got in Sunday's WaPo. If you said ZERO, you're a winner.

 narciso.

Great pieces clarice.

I think Qatar is mounting a propaganda operation through its minions like Dubai did a decade ago.
You can see how brookings reacts and wilier cutlers stake in making sure they are not 'too big to fail' this ties to Barclays which owns the torygraph and is on the prowl for doha pelf

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Instalaunche for Clarice!

Captain Hate

Speaking of Korea, have we kicked out the UN yet?

 narciso.

This other piece does indulge in some category error:
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/interview-cia-director-pompeo-cia-changing-president-trump

Soviet and Russia power objectives are not the same.

rse

clarice-you are first in the header on powerline.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/

 narciso.

Good gravy they are pitiful:

https://mobile.twitter.com/sfrantzman/status/891532525394382848?p=vol

Consider if crowdstrike has been wrong as they were on the Sony hack on even half the cases they have consulted on, this is the theranos of it.

Captain Hate

Regarding the Zuckerberg AI project woes, did none of their numbnuts watch POI about Finch's travails in designing The Machine?

Clarice Feldman

Thanks for the heads up..

jimmyk

From the last thread (DrJ):

Economics is not science. That's fine of course.

Not taking the bait. :)

I was tempted to put 'Wealth of Nations' out there, though, once the suggestion of Godel expanded the definition of 'science.'

Great Pieces as always, Clarice.

 joan

Yes, enjoyed your Pieces, Clarice.

exdemocrat

(from the last thread)

thanks, Gus. too many to choose a favorite from (and depends on mood anyway), but here's a great strummer song you may not have heard released just before he died in 2002:

https://youtu.be/CGHUEF09POc

and yes, i relate a lot to the horrowitz's and roger simon's of the world

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://amp.dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/one-year-later-journalists-exposed-by-wikileaks-carry-on-as-before/

Captain Hate

That Daily Caller article is a damning account of the disgusting state of journalism today, where being discovered as unethical has no negative consequences. But they never tire of self describing themselves as essential to the country.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

"Guess how much coverage the Awan case got in Sunday's WaPo. If you said ZERO, you're a winner."

Clarice's comment explains the sorry state of the 10:03 and 10:14 comments from MM and CH.

Anyone think the WaPo will lose a single dollar over not publishing the most damaging story about Democrats in years?

Look at the attacks on America highlighted in memeorandun today, pure propaganda against America, IMO

Momto2

(posted last thread)

MM - Tapper is saying Schwartz is his publicist and he is denying it and Tapper just keeps on...and on...and on!

Someone asked why he can't be so intense about something that really matters.

You aren't missing anything - Tapper being a jerk as usual.

I just love that Schwartz is fighting back (New York style) as you have mentioned. Those so-called journalists aren't used to being questioned or called out on anything much less in this manner.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Omri Ceren‏ @omriceren 1h1 hour ago

Omri Ceren Retweeted Elijah J. Magnier

Iran nuclear deal flooded Iran with cash & lifted sanctions, gifting Russia with a new cash-flush customer for Russian planes and weapons.
===================================

Iran just bought 12 Sukhoi jets from Russia.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

I just got into it with The Anchoress over on Twitter. She compared Trump to the Nutty Professor and then said she had given him 6 months and he wasn't growing in office.

I brought up the Riyadh Summit, G20, MS-13 being rounded up, illegal border crossings, etc.

Her reply was that it was his MANNER, plus she lives in LI and thinks his words to the police were bad!

What a whiny person she has turned out to be, plus a snob.

I should have known how she would be when I found out she was friends with that Jesuit church-wrecker Father Martin.

James D.

Guess how much coverage the Awan case got in Sunday's WaPo. If you said ZERO, you're a winner.

But they found room for three stories about how important and valuable and noble it is for transgender people to serve in the military.

narciso

Oh I gave up on her, when she believed that ridiculous rumor about the huntress, when she wasn't even in town, she was in Houston speaking for veterans

Momto2

Good for you on the push-back MM! Whether they accept it or not - it helps to not let these things go unchallenged.

We could all learn a few things from President Trump about that!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I unfollowed her. I can't waste my time with someone so silly. Told her I was dropping her and hoped she would eventually understand Trump.

I cannot stand this snobbery. It's every bit as much a class signal as anything in the UK school system, mostly by people who should know better.

narciso,

I didn't know that or I would have dropped her earlier.

jimmyk on iPhone

For anyone like me who hasn't completely followed the Awan saga, Andrew McCarthy's piece is helpful. In case it hasn't been linked already:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449983/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pakistani-computer-guys-bank-fraud

exdemocrat

Insty has a Wassergate post linking to this latest effort from the DC:

http://amp.dailycaller.com/2017/07/29/wasserman-schultz-seemingly-planned-to-pay-suspect-even-while-he-lived-in-pakistan/

his first commenter makes a point that crossed my mind last night: that Awan must have been tipped off about the impending complaint/arrest. Otherwise it would have been a helluva coincidence that the complaint was finalized just as he decided to skip town, no?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Is it wrong of me to kinda hate The Clash?
I have Train in Vain and Hitsville UK which I understand most true Clash fans hate but, oh well.

Jack is Back!

The fact that WaPo (don't know about NYTs) isn't covering the Awan brothers and sisters and family is tell-tale isn't it. Their silence is deafening.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

John Cardillo‏Verified account @johncardillo 7m7 minutes ago

I saw what the #NeverTrump RNC and @reince did to Trump campaign staff who actually won the states. They pushed them out and took credit.

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I am beginning to think Priebus got the COS offer to get him out of the RNC and get it run by a pro-Trump person.


boris

A likely reason "The Selfish Gene" is considered so influential: "The Selfish Gene" explains why humans consider some things good and others bad.

It's all just a artifact of natural selection and hence now that we all agree by consensus that pre-modern influences of natural selection are a post modern source of problems putting the planet at risk ...

... using behavioral science to reprogram the young with completely different, and often opposite, notions of good and bad is not only acceptable, it's existentially mandated.

exdemocrat

MM - you're so right about the snobbery factor. and your reference to 'the UK school system' struck a chord with me. I went to the same high school in the UK as Nigel Farage, and the guys I still know from there are dripping with elitist contempt for DT just as they were/are for Farage. Yet my family members - who are far more working class - don't share that at all. Their takes range from 'i wish he was our President' to 'bemusement.' (Imo, all these reactions are merely amplified versions of Brit attitudes to the US in general.)

One of the things that I really looked forward to in moving to the US from the UK was getting away from the oppressive British class system. But while it is better here, it still exists. And as a Brit living here, I've often been struck (and repelled) by snobbish leftists presuming (because I'm a Brit) that I share their elitism.

exdemocrat

Is that the No True Clash Fan theory, Ig? ;-)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Bingo, boris.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Aye laddy, tis that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

exdemocrat,

Very interesting comment. I see that IowaHawk is pushing another Kevin Williamson Trump attack. Won't link it and won't read it. I was cheered by how many replies to his tweet told him that they were done with Williamson, who is desperately trying to get in with the smart set by mocking his Lubbock, Texas roots.

My dad was a very smart guy who had to leave college during the Depression when his rooming house near Indiana University was burgled and all of his clothes and books ere stolen. It was 1936-37 and no jobs were around and my grandad was on half pay at the paper (as a pressman) so my dad joined the Army.

He wound up running a quartermaster company and had to get along with Southern carpenters, Jewish tailors, Italian machinists, etc. It was the one skill he retained from the service which allowed him to work with all sorts of people.

I got from my dad an admiration for skilled trades and an impatience for elitism and snobbery. I also do not like people who are ashamed of their roots.

Trump is the cause of The Great Unmasking, if you ask me. I have never seen so many people reveal to all of us who they really are, and it's not pretty.

On the other hand, some people have turned out to be BETTER than I thought, so there's that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/30/kellyanne-on-russia-critics-they-said-watergate-its-not-even-a-watermelon/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I disagree with Kellyanne; it has the potential to be Watergate for the Dems.
It's not Watergate or a watermelon; it's a Wasserman.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/163600884141/the-turn-to-effective-but-we-dont-like-it

glasater

In scanning twitter this AM happened upon this little tweet storm:

‏ @johncardillo

1/ Being close to those who ran Trump campaign in FL, I lost all respect for the RNC during the election. They wanted Trump to lose.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I saw that as well, glasater. That's what prompted my question about whether Reince was offered COS in order to pry him loose from the RNC.

boris

Last Page Skip

glasater

I'm always a day or two behind, MM. That's why your comments are so valuable to me and many others :-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

glasater,

I didn't read the full tweetstorm, just the first one! Everyone should go read all of that! Here is the link to the guy's Twitter steam so that people can read the whole thing!

https://twitter.com/johncardillo

Scroll down until you get to the numbered tweets. They show up in reverse order, and there are nine.

It's a damn miracle we won Florida. And in a reply to Tweet#9, I see that Rick Wilson and Anna Navarro have a group called "Bushie Wannabees."

I still am convinced that Rick Wilson was the GOP guy who hired Fusion GPS.

Man Tran

Had lunch yesterday with some of our conservative pilot pals at an airport cookout. My richest pilot buddy with a TBM850 cruises in circles far beyond our normal sphere. Anyway, he has a bud who has routinely flown McLame around in his biz jet as a favor over the years. Three things: 1) Juan routinely climbs onboard and sits in the back and cries throughout the flights, 2) he has ZERO friends, NONE, and 3) after the skinny vote, future contact has been severed permanently.

Clarice Feldman

Is McCain afraid to fly,Man Tran?

exdemocrat

interesting factoid: the government of Pakistan approved dual Pakistan-US citizenship about 6 months after 9/11.

that is all.

lyle

Hey, there's a few RE listings in SV for $17M homes/compounds that I figure could hold a bunch of us JOMers when the shit goes down. Shall I inquire? 😎

boris

It's a damn miracle we won ...

I think the other timeline turned out so bad someone invented a time machine, came back here and used future knowledge and technology to get Trump elected.

The secret to time machines is any timeline that develops a time machine becomes unstable and self destructs. So inventing one is basically suicide.

Whoever came back in time knew as soon as the timeline had been altered their machine and most likely themselves would disappear with a loud "pop" because they cease to exist.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

lyle,

Oh, sure.

I can chip in $1.98. LOL!

maryrose

Boris:
Very interesting observation.
So good to see old JOMers posting today.
I think Mc Cain's final act will be flipping to the Dem side.
What has he got to lose at this point?
Still think they may cobble together something on Healthcare.
That is why they call me an optimist.
Can't be said enough.
Clarice is our true voice in the media.
Commenters on the article agree as well.

boris

"So good to see old JOMers posting today."

Hey, 69 is the new 49 !

maryrose

Great job lurkersusie and exdemocrat!

Beasts of England

Corey Pavin is using an original Bulls Eye™ putter at the Senior (British) Open Championship! Haven't seen one of those in years...

Man Tran

Is McCain afraid to fly,Man Tran?

Interesting thought, Clarice! Among all his other faults, he was apparently a shitty pilot. Not to mention the outcome of his last (?) flight under his own command.

Pieces shipped out to all our pals, as usual. :)

maryrose

Boris:
I hope so as I am 68 in six months!

maryrose

Glasater:
Appalling report about Florida.
Dems have tried stealing it in the last 5 elections.
I am certain Obama minions stole it in 2012.

Clarice Feldman

If any of your pals is ever in DC with space for a free rider to the West Coast, they'll have my number. My kids have kept their L.A. house but have moved to Hawaii and commercial air travel is getting to be a PITA for me.

maryrose

MM is a treasure!
Buckeye is about 5 hours from you.
Ch and I are about 5 and a half.

maryrose

I think McCain suffers from PTSD.
Just my opinion and that along with his brain tumor is compromising his thinking.
He has a savior God complex now and shows signs of delusions of grandeur wrt his statements and erratic behavior.

exdemocrat

Clarice - props to you both for your excellent Pieces. also, double props for the fact you read and (where appropriate) respond to your commenters. Not many posters bother to do that.

Man Tran

So what explains Kasich's savior God Complex? I don't think he was in the military and presumably doesn't have a brain tumor.

exdemocrat

you have to admit, the alt-righters on Reddit are a creative bunch:

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6qhr9h/debbie_does_pakistan_now_available_at_blockbuster/?sort=confidence

henry

Kasich sniff to much glue while steaming envelopes open in his youth?

Miss Marple

Man Tran,

Kasich is one of those people who thinks he can buy his way into Heaven by spending other people's money.

jimmyk on iPhone

Ouch, my eyes!

Captain Hate

So what explains Kasich's savior God Complex? I don't think he was in the military and presumably doesn't have a brain tumor

His parents were both killed in an auto accident. That can throw a real wrench in how you process things. Shortly after that he left the Catholic Church for one of those conservative Anglican offshoots like where Porch attends. He's always been kind of goofy imo.

Old Lurker

And the mail delivery has never worked well since, Cap'n.

Captain Hate

McRINO's never been very bright. How dumb do you have to be to yuk it up about Janet Reno being The Omen's father in the presence of at least one person who would tattle to his MFM friends?

matt, deplore me if you must

Went to Politicon yesterday, more because of some of my advocacy work. Disappointing. Watching extremists bark at each other in a roomful of semi-puerile right and left wingers is not my idea of a fun day. I came. I saw. I left.

maryrose

Matt:
I can't listen to or watch very much of that kind of exchange because the persons involved just end up talking past each other.
Anything to the extreme is not healthy.
I find living without stress to be the goal in my life right now.
I watch less news and feel relieved to be able to disengage.

art in newport

.. buy his way into heaven with other people's money ..

I've had that exact phrase in my mind for a while. It applies to a lot of people.

jimmyk

Speaking of OPM, this is about the other OPM, and the scam to pretend the House and Senate are small businesses, as regards employer contributions for health insurance.

https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/891709791277637632

daddy

clarice-you are first in the header on power line.

Meanwhile, over at Lucianne.com:

'Collusion' Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring If you read nothing else today, read this.

lyle

Okay, MM's in on the SV compound buy! Way to step up! Now, we are still talking about Other People's Money, yes? 😎

daddy

But they found room for three stories about how important and valuable and noble it is for transgender people to serve in the military.

How come everybody's upset about no Women and no 'People of Color' in the Dunkirk movie, but nobody's livid about the lack of Transgenders?

Clarice Feldman

Thanks, daddy. Since I was hardly able to get online for 2 weeks or to take my usual notes, it was a lot harder to do this week's column. I'm glad people seem to like it.

lyle

Just got off the phone with the RE agent. Showing @ 4. Hope he wasn't put off by my effusive praise for the late David Koresh...

lyle

Your columns are always must-read, Clarice.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

I'm assuming you were referring to McCain, MT (altho it took me a while).

Do not forget that he will always have Ms. Lindsay as a bestie.

Clarice Feldman

Thanx, Lyle, but you must admit this week the cup ran over with juicy news.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Coming to a nation near you if the American hating leftists get their way.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/costs_of_green_electricity_driving_aussies_off_the_grid_and_into_poverty.html

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Has anyone interviewed the women on her staff.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-calls-equal-pay-ignores-pay-gap-office/

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Does this mean that any American who is not named Trump or employed by Thump can talk to Russians?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/755-us-diplomats-must-leave-russia-putin-181315699.html

glasater

..Just got off the phone with the RE agent. Showing @ 4. Hope he wasn't put off by my effusive praise for the late David Koresh...

Funnnnnny!!! :-)

I'm assuming you'll be taking his place as our fearless leader, Lyle..

Ralph L

but nobody's livid about the lack of Transgenders?
It didn't even include the Durham Light Infantry, the only regiment that's really doing something new with interior design, with colour, texture, line and that.

Ralph L

Where is SV?

daddy

On the Richard Dawkins and The Selfish Gene conversation I started yesterday.

Here is the Link to the UK Telegraph story which prompted my interest when I read their paragraph 13:

"Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society."

Silly me for believing what I read in that paper:(

Since in my mind I could not square the circle of how The Selfish Gene beat out Darwin, Newton, and Euclid, I went hunting this morning for the origin of the Royal Society's contest at the Royal Society Website:

Here it is: 19 July, 2017: The Selfish Gene tops Royal Society poll to reveal the nation's most inspiring science books

Catch that? Most Inspiring Science Books, not Most Influential Science Books.

Richard Dawkins' 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, has topped a public poll of the most inspiring science books of all time, commissioned by the Royal Society to mark the 30th year of the prestigious Royal Society Science Book Prize. It is followed by Bill Bryson’s 2003 book A Short History of Nearly Everything in second place, and Charles Darwin’s 1859 classic On the Origin of Species in third place.

The 11 books featured in the poll...by 1,309 participants...

11 Books? Yep. According to the Royal Society write-up they picked 11 books and had 1,309 readers choose which ones were most influential to them.

So which 11 books were allowed to be voted on as the "Most Inspiring" Science Book of all time as opposed to the "Most Influential" Science Book fall time?

Here's the list of 11 as "selected by Keith Moore, Head of Library at the Royal Society', and their final vote tallies:

---The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins – 236 votes
---A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson – 150 votes
---On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin – 118 votes
---The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White – 101 votes
---Bad Science by Ben Goldacre – 88 votes
---Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh – 81 votes
---The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – 77 votes
---Silent Spring by Rachel Carson – 39 votes
---Married Love by Marie Carmichael Stopes – 5 votes
---The Science of Life by HG Wells, Julian Huxley and GP Wells – 4 votes

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Careful readers will notice that there aren't 11 books in that list, there are only 10. So the Royal Society page mentions 11 books, but does not list them, so I have to then go to this Guardian Story about the poll, and they only mention 10 Books, not 11.

UK Guardian: Dawkins sees off Darwin in vote for most influential science book

In the Guardian subhead, in addition to a 3rd definition of what the poll was about, you also get a healthy dose of Leftist outrage:

"A public poll to mark 30 years of the Royal Society book prizes sees The Selfish Gene declared the most significant – with women authors left on the margins."

So we've gone from "Most Influential" to "Most Inspiring" to "Most significant." And we find out that just like at Dunkirk, women were screwed out of participation trophies as well.

A less inspiring picture emerges from a crunch of the ratio of recommendations by gender, unsurprisingly perhaps in the context of a prize that only had its first female winner – Gaia Vince – in 2015. Of 313 suggestions outside the shortlisted books, fewer than 20 were for books by women – but they win out on imaginative titles. Hats off to Elizabeth Royte for The Tapir’s Morning Bath and to Robin Wall Kinnear for Braiding Sweetgrass – and above all, to primatologist Jane Goodall, who summed it up in the five words of her 1971 title: In the Shadow of Man.

So my apologies to all JOMer's concerned, for stupidly believing that this sentence:

"Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society."

actually meant

"Professor Dawkins' bestselling book about the study of evolution, The Selfish Gene, was named the most influential science book of all time last week by the Royal Society."

Forgive me:(

My takeaways confirmed in this episode are:

1) Never never, ever trust the Press.
2) Never never, ever trust Scientific Consensus on anything.
3) The Royal Society is a pack of un-Scientific morons beholden to handing out stupid popular awards, and
4) Nigel Tufnel is the only Englishman in existence capable of counting to 11, ergo he is the "Most Influential," the "Most Inspiring" and the "Most Significant," Scientist of all Time!

Now if you'll excuse me I need to ponder this second story at The Royal Society's website:

Rick Astley's bestselling song - Never Gonna Give You Up was named the most influential song of all time last week by the Royal Society, just beating out Abba's "Dancing Queen" in second place, and Beethoven's 5th in third."


pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/chicago-giving-departing-inmates-overdose-reversing-drug-48924548

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-weekend-violence-437500173.html

Wouldn't they save more lives by giving everyone in Chicago a flak jacket?

exdemocrat

LOL - you win the internets, daddy :-)

rse

sun valley

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--I think McCain suffers from PTSD.--

All the rest of us suffer from him being an asshole.

exdemocrat

amazing talent on this forum. and since i don't have any myself, i'm going to shamelessly contribute someone else's here:

https://youtu.be/EEc-f3Yn5HY

henry

Silent Spring... a case study in quackery. Only surpassed by ole hockey stick himself. A woman out faked by a Mann.

daddy

Via Insty, David Brooks on being "cool."

Cool was politically detached, but being a social activist is required for being woke. Cool was individualistic, but woke is nationalistic and collectivist. Cool was emotionally reserved; woke is angry, passionate and indignant. Cool was morally ambiguous; woke seeks to establish a clear marker for what is unacceptable.

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