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July 22, 2017

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RattlerGator

Good morning.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Good Morning, RG, and all JOMers/

rse

Good morning all. My assignment yesterday was to turn my risotto recipe into a vegetarian one including broth and vegetarian Parmesan for the minus wisdom teeth veggie diva.

Lemon grass turned out to be the winner in modifying the broth and I froze some so I could make another batch when the sought white truffle oil shows up tomorrow.

On Minneapolis, the Regional Equity plans that would evolve into Agenda 21 and cities as the basis for achieving the uN's SDGs had MSP-ST P as number 2 in its least of furthest along behind Portland oregon. Atlanta was #3. This was laid out in Bruce Katz's 1998 book that al gore wrote the intro for. katz is at brookings now heading up their metropolitanism program. He was on the invitee list of th bilderburger conference within the last several years so his is still relevant.

The muslim immigration and changing the nature of the electorate a la sweden is a key component and as there no one wants to admit it creates a tinder box. The idea is that instead of aid to developing countries to close gap between rich and poor, their citizens have a right to come and go to the west with economic citizenship and needs being met.

I am not inferring. I have seen those explicit documents. Well, when not trying to figure out how to make tasty vegetarian broth without bones from roasted chicken or beef.

henry

Oh no! The press isn't happy! They should relocate the press room across the street and reopen the swimming pool to the Presidential grandkids.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 5m5 minutes ago

My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!

RattlerGator

RG - I read the entire healthcare/health insurance article you shared. I found it very interesting especially since our son, Secundus, needed to find a new plan. He has decided to join a Mennonite one and make use of their plan.

Posted by: Frau Friesland | July 21, 2017 at 06:11 PM

That's good news, Frau. I remain convinced that American ingenuity can essentially solve our "health care masquerading as insurance but operating as welfare" problem. Sundance at Conservative Tree House and that article by Horowitz further convince me this is true. The President has to expose the players in the system that have *COLLUDED* to play us for fools, removing their risk and guaranteeing their profits. I think I recall Brainiac linking to Charlie Martin and discussing some of this in the past. He has been an intereesting read. This is a representative sample:

Today’s Health Insurance Ain’t Insurance
March 7, 2008
https://pjmedia.com/blog/todays_health_insurance_aint_i/

The Arithmetic Absurdity of ObamaCare
October 29, 2013
https://pjmedia.com/blog/the-arithmetic-absurdity-of-obamacare/

ObamaCare vs. Arithmetic
November 2, 2013
https://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-vs-arithmetic/

ObamaCare Loses the Bet
December 18, 2015
https://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-loses-the-bet/

Understanding the Health Care Mess
April 9, 2017
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/04/09/understanding-the-health-care-mess/

And as one of the Pajamas Media commenters noted in that April 9th article, you may want to top your reading off with this:

Medical Costs and Greed
February 26, 2013
https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uta.edu%2Ffaculty%2Fstory%2F2311%2FMisc%2F2013%2C2%2C26%2CMedicalCostsDemandAndGreed.pdf%3AwPKS5uWMCWt14HaoxF6bi846tTo&cuid=3884509

* * *

This is a crucial moment in American history and understanding this "masquerade" is fundamental to solving the real problem and fixing things.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump has posted 7 tweets so far this morning. The prior six are on the previous thread. If you want to take a look and don't want to go back through the prior thread, here is a link to his Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Captain Hate

Love it that Trump still bangs the Crooked Hillary moniker, knowing that the yellow bellied pervert husband won't do anything to defend the old lush.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago

In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn't think I was running!

Extraneus

UC Berkeley Adds Laser Hair Removal to Student Health Plan for Transgender Students

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2017/07/22/tesla-battery-subsidy-and-sustainability-fantasies-n2358396?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Buckeye

Gee do I sense a more agressive tone from DJT this morning.

When does Congress go on recess?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago

ObamaCare is dead and the Democrats are obstructionists, no ideas or votes, only obstruction. It is solely up to the 52 Republican Senators!

Momto2

Good morning all! Glad that the President is up and letting them have it with both barrels.

The press conference was great -
media - "how do you expect to get this WH back on track?"
Scaramucci - "actually the WH IS on track..."
media - " what is the first thing you're going to change to try to right this ship and put it on course?"
Scaramucci - " the ship IS going in the right direction!"

Loved that he would not allow them to set out a false premise with every question. He immediately corrected the premise but was smiling and likable.

We're leaving for Amelia Island this morning - dogs, too! I'm almost packing more for the puppy than the adults :)

jimmyk

A minor quibble on the otherwise great Scaramucci briefing: He's a lawyer, but didn't he misrepresent Times v Sullivan? Unless I misheard, he seemed to say it supported the case for a public figure to sue newspapers for defamation, whereas it actually made it more difficult.

Marlene

Good Morning from Maine. Our weather has been hot and humid,but this morning it is cool and clear. Hubby saw a doe with two fawns down by the stream very early this morning.
daddy's fish story reminded me that earlier this week, a basking shark washed up on the shore in Kennebunkport. It was large and smelly. The grounds crew at Saint Anne's church alerted the town and the public works crew removed it,hauling it out at high tide. The grounds crew worked ASAP to remove it,because it just happened to wash ashore at Walker's Point,where the Bush family summer compound is located.

RattlerGator

Amelia Island, Momto2? Enjoy Northeast Florida!

* * *

There are very interesting assumptions made in that "Medical Costs and Greed" PDF I linked earlier. Remember, it's a 2013 article and relies upon Obama Administration officials in many respects. This comment late in the piece makes that point, I think:

* * *

“I was driving through central Florida a year or two ago,” says Medicare’s Blum. “And it seemed like every billboard I saw advertised some hospital with these big shiny buildings or showed some new wing of a hospital being constructed … So when you tell me that the hospitals say they are losing money on Medicare and shifting costs from Medicare patients to other patients, my reaction is that Central Florida is overflowing with Medicare patients and all those hospitals are expanding and advertising for Medicare patients. So you can’t tell me they’re losing money … Hospitals don’t lose money when they serve Medicare patients.”

If that’s the case, I asked, why not just extend the program to everyone and pay for it all by charging people under 65 the kinds of premiums they would pay to private insurance companies? “That’s not for me to say,” Blum replied.

* * *

Ummmm . . . yeah, right.

The piece does (at least) dig deep into the problems. Any fair reading shows multiple opportunities to get this thing under control and end the risk-free bastardization of market forces.

narciso

I briefly ran into him at coach and his instincts are pretty solid


https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/07/21/is-washington-posts-sessions-kislyak-purported-intelligence-scoop-more-fake-news/amp/

Isn't Medicare hemorrhaging funds more readily than other programs

Marlene

I also want to mention that the cities of Portland and Lewiston have been actively recruiting immigrants to join the police forces. Last year Portland welcomed a young female Somali immigrant to their force. We must celebrate diversity.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4719870/Killer-earthquake-tsunami-hits-Greece-Turkey.html

narciso

I grew up in an ethnic enclave whose demographics have changed significantly how so Imam rauf , remember him, had an office in that area.

narciso

Where do you think the story of the Karen came from.we are so arrogant to think we are master of our own fate.

Old Lurker

Buckeye when you stop in.

Dunkirk was a waste of time and money. It was nice to see the old yachts etc but I rarely have seen a movie with less story, context, or character development. And I'm a guy and like war movies; my wife is neither but enjoys good yarns and she was bored silly. There ain't nuthin there, trust me.

And the popcorn was stale.

Captain Hate

Amazing that peace was ever kept in cities without Somalis on the police force. Well done, Minneapolis. I'm sure the Mailman's son has some pearly gates comment which addresses this stupidity, which seems to be his current MO.

clara

Agree, OL. My husband and I saw it yesterday afternoon. Do not know why The WSJ guy loved it so much.

narciso

That's a shame, Nolan does have an editing problem re inception and interstellar.

narciso

Like with private Ryan, taking on the same material from the longest day, but the latyer wasnt about tbe futility of war.

narciso

I'm a fan of more ensemble pieces like midway Yes I realize it's easier to do a film about an outright victory, then a humiliating retreat

maryrose

Loved Dunkirk .
The point of the movie was to show the support of the English people ordinary citizens in their rescue attempts for the soldiers at Dunkirk.
Realistic scenes and tales of heroic survival.
I enjoyed it.

Buckeye

A minor quibble on the otherwise great Scaramucci briefing: He's a lawyer, but didn't he misrepresent Times v Sullivan? Unless I misheard, he seemed to say it supported the case for a public figure to sue newspapers for defamation, whereas it actually made it more difficult.

So if he puts his lawyer hat on instead of his PR flak hat on, all of the sudden he will be more honest? :)

narciso

The 8:52 was not a Freudian slip,

Buckeye

Oh no!

We have a new controversy, and I am to blame.

OL and Clara, thumbs down on "Dunkirk"

Maryrose, thumbs up on "Dunkirk"

Sbwaters

he seemed to say it supported the case for a public figure to sue newspapers for defamation, whereas it actually made it more difficult.

Jimmyk, both are true. A public figure can sue a newspaper -- there is no blanket protection from the First Amendment -- but the standard of proof for malice is higher.

Buckeye

I think the funding for hospital expansions in Medicare "havens" are rewards for establishing "denial of service" bureaucracies.

Porchlight

From Stephanie on the last thread:

Who else has been mind-singing Bohemian Rhapsody all day? And wondering if he can do the Fandango?

Definitely me. The kids at T_D are already calling Scaramucci "Dr. Fandango."

Porchlight

The WH anon said to look at Mueller's roster for clues about July 27th. I didn't recognize a single name on it except Peter Strzok, who worked on the Hillary email case.

Hmmm.

narciso

This is,the source material

https://www.amazon.com/Dunkirk-History-Behind-Motion-Picture/dp/006274030X

rse

times v sullivan is an early 60s case--1964 iirc.

how old is scaramucci?

Porchlight

For fans of Sean Spicier:

Anthony Scaramucci @scaramuicci

To those wondering: The kiss I threw at the news conference was exclusively to @Acosta, that's all he's getting from me for the next 8 years

4:20 PM Jul 21, 2017

Porchlight

He is 53, I think, narciso.

And looks damned good, I would say.

narciso

I can understand the need for Sullivan then, what it had metastasized into is something else entirely.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Dan Scavino Jr.‏Verified account @DanScavino 53m53 minutes ago

I plan on continuing to serve and report directly to President @realDonaldTrump at the @WhiteHouse, as I've done since 1/20/2017. #MAGA🇺🇸

==================================

This is interesting to me. It seems there are parallel lines of organization. President Trump has his own security guy, Keith (can't remember his last name), Dan Scavino (who has worked for Trump since he was a caddy on one of his golf courses), and now Scaramucci - as well as Ivanka and Jared.

Seems to me that he recognizes that he is better off with people who have known him a long time and are loyal.

rse

then he was born about the time scotus decided the case.

The case was relevant to my law review article, which is why I remember it so well. Sullivan now encourages sloppiness over reporting about 'public figures' because malice is so hard to prove. Then the sloppiness becomes a habit and selective towards who to target.

Threadkiller

He reminds me of Joe Piscopo.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Am watching coverage of the Gerald Ford commissioning. It has electro-magnetic catapults, which I didn't know had even been invented.

Janet the expert 🚬

https://stream.org/investigating-planned-parenthood-interview-david-daleiden/

"Making Journalism a Felony
For that act of journalism, he and his partner Sandra Merritt have been charged with almost two dozen felonies. (The same absurd charges were also filed by corrupt prosecutors in Houston, but quickly dismissed.) Daleiden recounted how “storm troopers” invaded his home and seized all his computers and research data. I was relieved to hear that he’d backed them up off premises."...

This is interesting too - "In one of the highlights of my hour with Daleiden, I learned which source Planned Parenthood used when it tried to discredit the videos as “fakes.” It was Fusion GPS,..."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/wall-street-journal-reporter-found-dead-manhattan-home-34-article-1.3346365

The question is not what he covered in the past, but what he was working on now.

Momto2

Thanks, RG! It's a beautiful spot that we've returned to for 20+years.

This time we are celebrating as my son finishes his orals on Monday and will receive his Masters in ID. It's Darby's first long car trip so we will hope for the best.

narciso

Wow, that a,shocker?

Momto2

Last post for my dog friends here:


Captain Hate

Brandon Grace with the first 62 in a major.

Janet the expert 🚬

"He said that he kept in the front of his mind that his work was an act of love. Not just for unborn children. But also for the people who worked at Planned Parenthood. They had found themselves in a horrible and diabolical place."

Jack is Back!

Just watch Brandon Grace of South Africa shoot the first 62 in a major while Johnny Miller was broadcasting it. Not the final round 63 that Miller shot at Oakmont of all places but it shows the Birkdale is for the taking today if the winds and rains don't show.

Buckeye

This is interesting too - "In one of the highlights of my hour with Daleiden, I learned which source Planned Parenthood used when it tried to discredit the videos as “fakes.” It was Fusion GPS,..."

The shithead that runs Fusion GPS, who won't agree to testify and threatens to take the 5th, needs to be moved to the top of Mitch Rapp's list.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

There is a big "Made in the USA" banner on the aircraft carrier.

Terry McCauliff will deliver opening remarks, even though his party despises the military, because of Norfolk ship yards being in Virginia, where he is the governor.

Motto of the ship is "Integrity from the helm."

maryrose

Buckeye:
The head of Fusion is a criminal.
Taking the 5th will not save him.
Eventually he will be caught and prosecuted.
I hope he is paying loads for his lawyers to keep his fanny out of jail.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

General Keane is talking about how the Obama administration micro-managed everyone down to field commanders. He said President Trump has reset that and delegates, has put them in charge and only wants them to contact him if there is something he needs to know.

Also President Trump wants to WIN, said General Keane.


maryrose

Even Jor admits No collusion.
Dems coming up empty once again

Jack is Back!

MM,

How they tested the EM Launch System on the Ford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QHpES57Twg

Miss Marple the Deplorable

maryrose,

That Fusion GPS group is way bigger than just the couple of cases we know about. It appears they are a dirt-digging operation primarily for democrats (although rumors are that some GOPe have used them).

maryrose

Obama's whole strategy of leading from behind was a loser.
I am still amazed he was elected to two terms.of course the lying, targeting and wiretapping probably helped.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

Very cool! Thanks for the video!

Fox says it can launch planes far faster than the old catapults. I forget what they said, 20 per minute maybe?

narciso

Fusion is one of the stories, they cover with a pillow until it stops moving

Porchlight

The progs like jor are finally waking up to the fact that muh Russia is a big fat zero and that the incessant drum beating on it is backfiring.

They haven't yet figured out what the next BS narrative will be, but they're working on it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

Run by two former WSJ investigative reporters. They have a separate group called SBN Global which is where the clients names are hidden.

Clients buy "services" from SBN which then contracts with Fusion GPS.

Seems to me the guy wants to avoid telling anyone who contracted for that dossier.

Porchlight

MM,

Another reason why the progs suddenly want to get off the Russia narrative. All roads lead to Dem malfeasance.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

If they got that info from planted Russian fake intelligence and used it for their dossier for a democrat, then the Russians DID attempt to interfere in the election FOR Hillary, and the dems themselves are guilty of collusion!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Pretty soon we will hear about Hillary using Obama's national security apparatus, I think.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Navy officers are in full dress with SWORDS.

I love stuff like this. It's second only to explosions in my book!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald Rumsfeld is there! Gets a round of applause!!

Threadkiller
"You know the catapult is quite important. So I said what is this? Sir, this is our digital catapult system. He said well, we're going to this because we wanted to keep up with modern [technology]. I said you don't use steam anymore for catapult? No sir. I said, "Ah, how is it working?" "Sir, not good. Not good. Doesn't have the power. You know the steam is just brutal. You see that sucker going and steam's going all over the place, there's planes thrown in the air."It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it's very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out. And I said–and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers. I said what system are you going to be–"Sir, we're staying with digital." I said no you're not. You going to goddamned steam, the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it's no good."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a26478/donald-trump-emals-steam-catapult-aircraft-carrier/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Cheney is there in a cowboy hat!! ALSO gets a huge round of applause!

Mattis now introduced and gets the biggest applause and cheers of all.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump introduced and gets even more cheers!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

And a 21-gun salute!

henry

Funny failed narrative attempt by the MSM and clung to as a life preserver by jor:

** Trump will have to pardon someone somewhere, followed by the usual cycle through WH staff and Trump family members, becomes "Trump is thinking about pardons" because some "reporter" asked him about pardons." **

Jor, a hint: that is not a life preserver. It is an anchor. Cling all you like, nobody cares.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Threadkiller,

Thanks for that article. I can just hear Trump saying that stuff. LOL!

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

I expect some unplanned "robberies" `OF THE FUSION GPS folks in the near future.

Threadkiller

Ol' Terry looks like he is coming out of his skin.

Jack is Back!

....then the Russians DID attempt to interfere in the election FOR Hillary,

My point a few threads back that its beginning to demonstrate that the Russkies did meddle to help Hillary not Trump. And to hide that they started the BS about Russia-Trump collusion.

Is that what July 27th is all about?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

Yes he does. All of those military and Republican cooties might rub off on him!

DrJ

Your (almost!) daily Wretchard:

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/07/22/o-ye-of-little-faith/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I have no idea. Could be.

-peter

OK so in the last two threads no one has posted the last page link. I would do it but I have usually a less than 50% success rate.

maryrose

Comey is the only one who was positive Putin preferred Donald Trump and not Hillary.
Comey is a liar and a leaker.
Why take his word on it?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

It is disgraceful that we still have an acting Secretary of the Navy.

Buckeye

Top ten are out on the TdF time trial course. No upset expected

This year's tour has been a yawner.

common man

While I initially enjoyed Spicer applying the paddle to some well deserved backsides in the press, possibly because it had never been done before publicly and was DEFINITELY long over due, I also tired of rancor fairly soon.

I far prefer the the "your premise is incorrect" and "your hypothetical is not getting an answer" with a smile approach of both Huckabee Saunders and Scaramucci.

Stuffing it back in CNN's face with a pleasant smile just feels so good I can hardly stand it.

I wish Spicer well, and hope he is successful in wherever the future takes him.

I kinda think that female voters will react better to that approach too, and we need to keep a R President in the WH as long as possible so not allienating voters is important...

lyle

LOL, Mom2 @ 10:17!

"Bucko". Heh™

Miss Marple the Deplorable

common man,

I think Spicer wasn't really prepared for the venom of the current press, and knew he needed to push back, but just wasn't very good at it.

He's a nice man and did the best he could, but Sarah is a whole lot better at giving the half smile and a "Bless your heart" while shooting themdown.

Scaramucci is also great, but I don't think he will be doing many briefings. I do expect he will appear on various news programs.

Buckeye

Scaramucci is also great, but I don't think he will be doing many briefings. I do expect he will appear on various news programs.

When he is not busy tweeting:)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

The only Scaramucci tweets are those with the blue check mark. A lot of the ones I am seeing this morning are from the parody account. (Including the last one I saw he posted here.)

Captain Hate

jor still doesn't have an answer for why Trump was so well received in Poland for being a pawn of Putin. jor must get his marching orders from that dimwit Colbert along with the rest of the clapping seals.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump announces increased defense spending and wants an end to the defense sequester.

ALso announces pay raise in budget and tells saiors to call their congressmen. LOL! Also says they can call about healthcare, too if they want to.

Free James D!

Ol' Terry looks like he is coming out of his skin.

Maybe he's molting.

common man

Perhaps having been raised in an environment where I knew exactly what "bless your little heart" meant and how devastating it could be without using any decibels, I appreciate the approach even more.

Jack is Back!

jor belongs to one of those Soros funded organizations featured in that "Discover the Networks" link posted earlier. Don't know which one exactly but you can bet he is in one of them.

common man

So shooting a 62 on a par 70 course is better than a 63 on a par 72 course? -8 is better than -9? I guess my math minor is intruding on me getting on board to the hoopla...

lyle

Go Spieth!

narciso

I noted the silva book is not at any of the major retail outlet but the one about predatory cops which mamet is writing the screenplay is.

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