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November 14, 2017

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Captain Hate

I hope the approved payments aren't contingent on attendance figures.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Pfui! So what if it's my 121st wedding anniversary! Marriage can be hazardous to your health, also.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

121st?
Is Mr Frau's last name Moore?

GUS

And Roger Goodell is asking for 50 milllllion a year.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Iggy, for shame.

GUS

I'm just hoping to contract MESOTHELIOMA. I need the money.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Congrats on however many it really is, Frau. :)

GUS

Frau, I've been keeping track, it's only your 119th.
If you burn the roof of your mouth on that PIZZA, you could sue DIGIORNO.

 narcisoyea

Congrats frau.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Goodell is full of something and it's not from Usinger's, GUS.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Goodell is full of himself.

Captain Hate

Congrats, Frau!

GUS

Frau, Goodells wife used to be an anchor at FOX 6 in Milwaukee. I used to see her in the grocery store.

Miss Marple

Happy anniversary, Frau!

Posting from my iPad.

Thanks to whoever posted that link to Thune reminding Dems that the mandate was ruled a tax!😀😀😀

Miss Marple

Gus, She used to be on FNC too.

 narcisoyea

They found someone even crazier than mensch:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/07/the-great-british-brexit-robbery-hijacked-democracy?CMP=share_btn_tw

They really should go rollerball, it would keep costs sown and increase turnover
D

Frau Edith Steingehirn

GUS, you are unbelievable. It's our 61st this year and since we were married on 14 Nov (civil) and then 1 Dec (church), we get two celebrations each year (if we remember).
How in heck did you know it was DIGIORNO (thin)?

Thanks, narciso. I posted the announcement late on the last thread.

Dave (in MA)

Almost Washed My Hair update:

Someone suggested that the fat has-been junkie might consider not alienating a good portion of his potential ticket buyers,

David Crosby ✔@thedavidcrosby
If you’re a Trump dummy and you don’t like progressives
Don’t come to my show asshole
https://twitter.com/craigrabe/status/930497915885416448

Buckeye

Speaking of magnetos, I have been sitting in the right seat of two different aircraft that have lost a magneto.

Engine runs like shit and tends to get hot.

Once on final into O'Hare in MT's bird, and once over Lake Pontchartrain in a Cessna 340.

Both got my attention, particularly the one over the lake when the shore was a looong way away.

jim nj

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/11/14/dafuq-hell-freeze-over-the-nyt-just-defended-juanita-broaddrick-no-seriously-it-did/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

Hell just froze over and pigs are flying.

Beasts of England

Congratulations, Frau!! Wonderful! :)

Dave (in MA)

Congrats, Frau

(how come JOM doesn't blast confetti & balloons when you type 'Congrats' like Zuckerbook?)

Buckeye

Happy Anniversary Frau!

GUS

It's just because I love you Frau!!

jim nj

Victor Davis Hanson

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453707/baby-boomer-excess-led-hubris-cultural-decay

jimmyk

From the last thread:
The AG is a member of the cabinet with a line relationship on the org chart to the POTUS. Saint JFK named his asshole brother AG so the concept that they have to be on separate planets is null and void.

Maybe it's one of those "longstanding norms" the NYT was bleating about, post- Watergate Clinton Obama.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Congrats Frau!

jimmyk

Happy Anniversary, Frau!

So many JOM celebrations lately.

GUS

David Crosby is still alive?? Does he still sing WHITE CHRISTMAS as his shows??
I could have sworn that I had a Hebrew National Dog at his funeral.
Maybe that was Bob Hope.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

"Don’t come to my asshole show asshole."
FIFY, David hahahahahaaha. Loser!


Dave @ 11:28--That's not how we roll!

Beasts - congratulations go to Mr. Frau who puts up with me. He drove me and the Jack Russells all the way to Georgia via Guntersville.

Dave (in MA)

Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted
Joey Salads‏@JoeySalads

Trump Negotiated the Release of 3 Black College athletes because they were arrested in China.

CNN-

Frau Edith Steingehirn

jimmyk @11:36 - NYT and bleating = pairs beautifully

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Dave (in MA) - @ 11:53 is mob hysteria in action. Don't dogs' ears deserve privacy?

daddy

David Crosby is still alive?? Does he still sing WHITE CHRISTMAS as his shows??

Ha! GUS. That made me thing of Der' Bingle, and him marrying his last wife, when he was 50 and she was 20:

“I was so innocent, just out from Texas. I asked him if he liked baseball. I didn’t know that he owned the Pittsburgh Pirates, a big baseball team. And then I asked if he liked race horses. Again I didn’t know that he’d built Del Mar racetrack in California.
There was so much of his life that I didn’t know about. He was very happy with my ignorance and then we discovered the world together…”

daddy

Frau,

I'll probably be put in the JOM penalty box for posting this, but am I correct in recollecting that you guys got married in the Cologne City Hall 'neath that intriguing statue of Konrad von Hochstaden?

:)

GUS

Awesome Daddy! My bf was telling me that he'd rather be Hugh Hefner, than Mick Jagger, because of QUALITY, I pointed out, that Hugh's wife Crystal was 34 years younger than CHRISTIE HEFNER.
My pal could not fathom that. I pointed out that his WIFE, was over 60 years younger than him, and 34 years younger than Hef's daughter Christie.
MATH IS FUN.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Der Bingle was a pedophile? I should have seen that when he was in "The Bells of St. Mary's."

Heading out- Sleep tasty

daddy, Konrad was not part of our civil marriage at the Cologne City Hall. I never forget a face.

Comanche Voter

It has always been easy to despise the Spanos goofs--father and sons--that have been the Chargers ownership for the last 25 plus years. They made their money in shlock apartments in Stockton, CA then came to San Diego. Of course now they are getting hosed with their ill-timed move to Los Angeles,so there is some justice in the world.

GUS

Frau, before you go, we should all stand an honor, Meryl Streep and Roman Polanski.

GUS

Der Bingle could not possibly be a pedophile. Ingrid Bergman was a woman.

daddy

Oh well. Happy Anniversary, even if Konrad was a "no-show:)

Frau,

I wonder why they would have allowed somebody to carve a pedestal like that back in the Mid 1400's or so, on such a public building?

GUS

MUHAMMAD praise be unto him.... MAYHAPS?

daddy

Ughh. Momma just called in during the evening dog walk telling me to hurry up and fill up the ice-bag. It is slippery as heck outside and obviously she fell down, but I won't know more until she gets in:(

Last year she fell and fractured her wrist setting up the Christmas Tree. Oh well...it's always something.

GUS

https://www.yahoo.com/news/transgender-member-gets-gender-reassignment-surgery-021659799--politics.html
What if I want my left hand to be my right hand??
Does the TAXPAYER carry the burden for my wishes???
What if I want to be a BLACK PERSON?
Can the TAXPAYER and the DEFENSE DEPARTMENT accomodate me???
Because, my COMPANY will not.

GUS

Daddy, give Momma Gus's best wishes. She'll be in my prayers.

narciso

Prays for her, daddy.

GUS

Hey Narciso!! What's shakin' my friend?

narciso

Just turning things over to the night shift. Gus.

GUS

Thank you Sir, I might have been the genesis of the NIGHT SHIFT many years ago. Me, Rich and Eric, if memory serves!!

daddy

Thanks, GUS.

She is home and hollering, but in anger not so much in pain. It's dark and cold here, 19F, with patches of ice and snow all over, and she said some dog on the trail came out of the dark running from something at full speed and slammed into her leg and knocked her upside down. She came in walking but limping like Chester from "Gunsmoke", and there was a big baseball diameter bulge in her lower leg I could see poking though the shin area of her tight walking pants, so she said she didn't want to look cause she might puke but she was going to pull her pants leg up and if I saw a bone protruding I was supposed to say the number "1" instead of "Holy S***", and if there was no bone protruding I was supposed to say the number "2". Momma's like that:)

So I said "2", and then she asked "How much Blood?", and I said "just a hell of a bruise but no external blood", so upstairs she limped with the ice pack and I'm in the den with the TV remote control phaser in my hand and the 3 stinkers at my side, pulling standby duty. Crisis currently manageable!

Go To Hell, Duke!

GUS

Daddy, you are a renaissance man,you are well read you are intelligent, you are HILARIOUS and CREATIVE......OMIGOD OMIGOD. You are a feckin' 747 PILOT for A major carrier, that does not wear BROWN. You have been AROUND the world more than UMPTEEN TIMES, TIMES UMPTEEN. And you live in ALASKA. I have never met you YET. But I GUAR-AN-GUS-TEE, I love you. Lovely Miss Marple knows you. I hope to soon.

Dave (in MA)

Yike.

Miss Marple

Ya gotta love a guy who loves those Gunsmoke characters!

Insomnia again.

jim nj

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/accurate-blood-pressure-measurement-is-real-core-message-of-new-guidelines/article36977541/

Decent reporting on the new blood pressure guidelines.

Lost in some of the reporting is the need for ACCURATE blood pressure monitoring.

Old cutoff was 140/90 New cutoff is 130/80.

The underlying new guidelines are in a 481 page document, so expect the press and doctors to miss a lot of nuances. Doesn't push drugs, but advocates lifestyle changes.

Quote - "Practically, that means reducing salt intake, being more physically active, moderating alcohol consumption, not smoking, watch the scales, getting more sleep, eating more fruits and vegetables and all that other healthy stuff that most people don't do."

Money quote:
"Right now, we do a terrible job of measuring blood pressure. That's because blood pressure can fluctuate wildly, especially during a rushed doctor's visit. As a result, a lot of people are over-treated and a lot are under-treated.

The new guidelines speak to the importance of 24-hour, ambulatory blood pressure measurement. But, in Canada, that test is not even covered in most provinces. You have to pay out-of-pocket.

The alternative is self-measurement. Home blood pressure monitoring devices are increasingly affordable, but you have to get a decent one."

The most recent research of salt intake I've seen suggests that reducing salt content only helps those who are already hypertensive.

Personally, I use more salt than the current guidelines suggest, but I've seen studies that suggest low levels of salt are more dangerous than high levels of salt.

daddy

You are way too kind GUS:)

BTW,

The 3 UCLA thug Basketballers are back in the states.
I clicked on 3 News accounts via Goolag to see if they had anything to say. The thugs did not, but each story mentioned the comments of Larry Scott, Commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference.

It was obvious all 3 news outlets had access to Larry Scotts comments. Two of the Network accounts included this:

Scott:"We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities," Scott said. "We also want to acknowledge UCLA's significant efforts on behalf of their student-athletes.

"Finally, we want to thank the President, the White House and the US State Department for their efforts towards resolution."

But the NBC affiliate story which came out 2 hours later than the earlier 2 stories, managed to leave out any praise of President Trump whatever, and only included this:

Scott: "We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university," he said. "We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities."

I guess NBC thought that bit from Scott thanking President Trump just wasn't newsworthy.

daddy


Nice to see that most of the Night Shift's on Duty!

jim nj

I'm highly skeptical of statistical studies. Who was it, Will Rogers? Who declaimed that they're are three kinds of lies - lies, damn lies and statistics.

Took two semesters in Statistics taught by a woman who had an advanced degree in Statistics. Had a full-time job with one of the pharmaceutical companies here in NJ and taught as an adjunct.

She was really sharp, funny, and told us all of the tricks. Not just the basics. How hard it is to take bias out of statistics. How hard it is to create a study that will result in valid results. How often she found statistical errors in drug studies that would have otherwise led to the demise of that line of research. Etc.

She pointed out that most scientists only have a passing familiarity with statistics and couldn't pass their work past someone with her knowledge. She was an honest to God pisser, listening to her.

My prior experience in statistics was walking to church with my father (he went to college a couple of nights a week on the GI bill, as I was a lad, and must have been taking a statistics course at the time).
He had me count the colors of the next 10 cars to pass us. 50% were red. He had me count the make of the next 10 cars. 50% were Fords.
So he says to me, "50% of cars are red Fords," so I says "yeah, hey wait a minute."

jim nj

On a rant here,
By the time government or independent researchers release statistical results to the press you can be sure that the press will explain it to the public incorrectly. The press will ignore anything that doesn't fit into their mindset.

Thus the phrase that science advances one funeral at a time.

Thus the apocryphal story of the doctor who explains that 50% of what he was taught in Med school is wrong, but it took him 20 years to figure out which half.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Gunsmoke was a staple at my house growing up. My dad loved that show and used to use phrases from the cast. Whenever we were talking a lot at the table, he'd say "Kind of talky, ain't ya, Chester?" which was something Doc would say from time to time.

We used to play dance hall with my grandad's shot glasses. (My mom who grew up in a Methodist teacher's home did NOT approve.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Since I cannot seem to go back to sleep, I will go see what news links I can find.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Just returned from Asia after 12 very successful days. Great to be home!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Dan Scavino Jr.‏Verified account @Scavino45

20,295 miles later #POTUSinAsia has successfully concluded as @POTUS @realDonaldTrump lands on the South Lawn of @WhiteHouse this evening.

https://twitter.com/Scavino45/status/930629537469263879

(Short video clip at link.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

OK, late0night people, here's a hum-dinger from that Argentinian author I follow. HAZIS for REAL!

https://twitter.com/Debradelai/status/930707594708246529

jim nj

Continuing,

Causation vs. Correlation

I've seen a chart that shows obesity began to rise after the government came out with it's nutritional guidelines.

I've seen a chart that shows as cigarette smoking rates declined, obesity rates climbed.

I've seen a chart that newspaper sales started to decline after their non-stop reporting and editorials caused Congress to ban cigarette advertising in the papers, and caused people to give up smoking. Don't need to pick up a pack at the corner store. No need the trip solely to buy the paper. Oddly enough, it appears that cigarette smokers were major buyers of newspapers.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5081687/Tanks-Zimbabwe-head-military-warned-Mugabe.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

It appears Robert Mugabe has been overthrown and is in custody.

daddy

"Kind of talky, ain't ya, Chester?"

Ha! Miss M:)

Makes me wonder what was "Coops" favorite Gunsmoke episode?

jim nj

What is Kill-file? Can I get rid of Duda? I recognize him two lines into his rant and skip to the bottom. Is there some way I can save time and brain cells without him?

Can someone walk me through this, if it exists.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

jim nj,

I can't remember if it is a program TN installed for the whole site or if we had to do it individually.

On the chancethat the program was installed on the site, sctoll over the date and time over one of Duda's posts. You should see "hush hide comment" revealed.

CLick on hush and all posts will be blocked and all you will see is "Comment by Duda blocked."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Rather than "scroll" I should have said "Hover your cursor."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21731332-weaker-dollar-and-energy-boom-are-pushing-up-pay-blue-collar-wages-are-surging-can-it?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/bluecollarwagesaresurgingcanitlastcheerfortheblues

Gee, what a coincidence.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5084067/5-5-magnitude-earthquake-hits-coast-South-Korea.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

daddy

Jim,

The day shift guys can explain how to do it, but I think the troll said he was leaving us for greener pastures today. Let us hope.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/14/trumps-hhs-pick-shows-admin-still-focused-on-repeal-and-replace/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Going back to bed for a while. Maybe I can sleep.

jim nj

MM,

I hope this bodes well for the Zimbabwean people. Mugabe is a thug. Like Idi Amin.

Which reminds me of a story. In my hometown of Englewood, NJ, we had two black families move into our neighborhood of ten houses on a dead-end street. One was Tony D'Costa from Uganda. One homeowner was incensed by his arrival, the others told him to knock it off. Something happened to Tony's parents in Uganda. Nobody in the neighborhood quite understood what it was because he was somewhat reticent to discuss it, but they were dead.
Tony was a gear-head, so all the white kids liked him. By gear-head, I mean that he was trained in a Fiat factory in Italy as a master mechanic and then sent to the USA. He worked on cars in his driveway on the weekends (which, ostensibly, was why the white guy across the street didn't like him), but the young white guys loved him (we were fledgling gear-heads).
He brought all of his siblings to The USA. 6-7 of them, and they were model Americans. Excellent in school, well behaved with a strong desire to succeed. One of them wanted to be an astronaut.

I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this other to imply that Africans are valuable, and even more so, when they can live in a free society, devoid of a dictator leader.

Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, was once one of the richest countries in Africa.

And, oh, if you're wondering, the other black family was headed by a NYC Transit Authority Police Sergeant, who made Lieutenant, shortly after moving to NJ. Another lovely family, and the daughter was an absolute knockout. Not that I lusted after her or anything.
(had to get up to get a tissue to staunch the drooling)

jim nj

MM and Daddy,

Ugh, having to search for Duda to delete him. Skin crawling.

MM, that didn't work. Thanks anyway.

Daddy, I hope the day shift leaves me a tip on kill file. I'll listen to anyone with a valid counter-argument to see if my own thinking needs to be revised, but Duda is just a stupid troll not worth the time.

jim, nj

henry

Jim, killfile is a browser extension. Works for Chrome or Firefox, but not Safari.

jim nj

I've got Firefox. Tell me more.

henry

I would if I remembered more. My foggy memory is that a search on Kill-file will lead to a download page for the free extension.

JimNorCal

daddy: "the troll said he was leaving us"

He's lied about that before.
Also has said "I'll be gone till December" then returned early.
All part of his shtick.

JimNorCal

btw, thanks for The Beach Boys "genius" link, daddy. Fascinating stuff!

-peter

google download killfile extension --even the technically challenged like me did it. easy peasy

jim nj

Thanks guys, found it, figured it out. Got this after applying it

Comment by 2 minute duda blocked.

Yes!

jim nj

Also wound up with the newest version of Firefox. Damn, new learning curve.

henry

So Mugabe is out. Mugabe is 93. His wife is 50 and Imelda Marcos on steroids it seems. The coup was to get rid of her, and put a traditional military thug back in charge (the VP that Mugabe fired last week). No need for celebration. Zimbabwe will continue to suck, it's people will continue to starve even though it previous incarnation as "Rhodesia" was known as the breadbasket of Africa. Another win for socialism.

Jack is Back!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Frau.

Hope I got that right:)

We were friends with Tim Price, Nick's brother, and his wife Felicity. When he was on the Euro PGA tour, he would stay with us in London when playing around there. He and Nick both served in the Rhodesian Air Force. The stories he would tell about the decline of Zimbabwe under Mugabe were horrific.

Good riddance.

anonamom

jim in nj---Quote - "Practically, that means reducing salt intake, being more physically active, moderating alcohol consumption, not smoking, watch the scales, getting more sleep, eating more fruits and vegetables and all that other healthy stuff that most people don't do."

You are correct about most people and salt NOT being a factor IRT BP, and I'll say nobody needs any fruit, if you are watching your sugar, as far as saying "fruits and vegetables." You get everything you "need" from vegetables. Berries do have massive amounts of antioxidants though.

I'm 1/3 of the way through Wheat Belly guy's new book, Undoctored. I haven't read a word I word I disagree with, other than his characterization that 50% of docs won't listen to you. Though obviously my experience is atypical. He lays out the case against grains in the next chapter.

henry---how goes it w Plant Paradox living?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

Our great country is respected again in Asia. You will see the fruits of our long but successful trip for many years to come!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

These next two tweets are funny because of their juxtaposition, so I am posting them together:

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

.@foxandfriends will be showing much of our successful trip to Asia, and the friendships & benefits that will endure for years to come!

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is. Loser!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I won't post the next two tweets, which are just him tweeting thank yous to average citizens who complimented him. I will say, however, that getting a retweet by President Trump would make MY day, so I imagine they are ecstatic.

anonamom

Way to go John H!

Time for my healthbragging. Sep 18 I started Dr David Ludwig’s nutritional approach. Basically no refined sugars, no processed carbs.

Had a 6 mo med review with my doc last week. Down 31 pounds. A1C went from 7.0 to 6.2. BP 100/77. Resting pulse 76.

Cut my metformin dose in half. lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide @25/10 went to lisinopril only @5mg.

I'm telling ya, (processed) carbs kill.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/15/china-sending-top-envoy-to-north-korea-week-after-trump-visit-pushing-for-action.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

I am interested in switching my diet, but need an on-line reference. Also, we have a tight food budget.

Could you tell me a site or tell me which diet plans would be good to search on-line?

Thanks!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This thread explains why repealing the ACA individual mandate is actually deficit friendly!

https://twitter.com/phillyrich1/status/930767156756844545

Porchlight

Happy anniversary, Frau and Herr! Wow, 121 years, amazing! :)

And belated happy birthday to all the other folks I missed. Can't keep up!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/15/united-arab-emirates-accuses-germany-lax-control-radical-mosques/

HA! I find this hilarious. They have offered to help, but Germany won't do anything.

Boy, are things changing in the Middle East or what?

Another Bob

Gus: "Goodells wife used to be an anchor at FOX 6 in Milwaukee. I used to see her in the grocery store."

Pick'n'Save?

anonamom

MM:
Online references are dietdoctor.com and Whole30, just to give you the idea of what eliminating grains is like.

Wheat Belly cardiiologist has years worth of blog posts too.
So does Michael Eades, MD. He wrote Protein Power ages ago.
Atkins is hte same concept, and a fellow named Bernstein is hallowed in the diabetes world--book likely in the library.
Lustwig has a new book out too.

Dr. Terry Wahl has a great TED talk video that is the same way of eating, and she's got a book you check out of the library. Her resolution of her MS is awe inspiring.

It's not complicated---stop eating anything made from grains. No added sugar. At least most of the time.
Easier typed than done of course. ;-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

anonamom,

Thanks! My daughter has given up most sugar (except orange juice for which she and I both will have to find a substitute like sugar-free lemonade or something).

I thought if we were on one program it would help both of us. She takes a mix of drugs due to depression issues which left her susceptible to weight gain. I need to curb inflammatory issues like joint pain and such.

I figured I would try this for both of us.

I really appreciate you taking the time to list some sources. Thanks again!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/11/14/arabellas-gift/

This is an explanation of President Trump's dealing with China.

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