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April 10, 2018

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Sue

Or the Rangers. ::ack::

GUS

Orkah on Mt Rushmore??? She'll need a bigger boat. And it will have advertising for on her MOUNTAIN.
This HUGE MOUNTAIN is brought to you by WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!
Or
O-that soup tastes like ASS!!!

JimNorCal

To be honest, I prefer TM's "open thread" verbiage to, oh, I don't know, Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit! LOL

JM Hanes

Welp, I've got to go finish packing for a trip, but I thought maybe it was a good night to start KJOM (or in this case KPOP) out with something mellow. :-) Hope this is not like starting drink before the cocktail hour has officially arrived, but I'm thinking that perhaps 미련한사랑 (variously translated as Stupid Love or Foolish Love) by Lee Hi might be a nice change of pace.

Tom R

Let’s try it again with a different approach.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-tower-putin-felix-sater.html?mtrref=www.google.com

Knowing what we know now about the criminal corruption within the Obama administration, does anyone believe it is within the realm of possibility that someone in the FBI/DOJ ordered Felix Sater, a convicted felon and FBI confidential informant, to write that email to Michael Cohen with the intent to use it as “evidence” of collusion between Trump and the Russian government?

Another Bob

Take with appropriate grains of salt, but a campaign source says Trump already has Rosenstein's termination letter ready to go, only decision is before or after Nunes gets the contempt citation on him.

I'm not sure what that accomplishes unless we know who takes over supervising Mueller.

Same source says Cohen did file false returns for his taxi holding company and wrote off fake losses. The raid was about that, nothing to do with Trump.

rich

lol ... 14-1.

man o man ... and the Nats won!

rich

gonna kick off KJOM with some Godsmack for gentlejim out in Indiana ...

got my roast and potatoes in the oven

scallops on the grill

broccoli and carrots steaming

beer is cold.

should probably work on catch up.

Another Bob

Wondered why it's KJOM and not WJOM. JOM is east of the Mississippi right?

narciso

'It is the age of wonders'* rich

* Von strucker

rich

>>>Same source says Cohen did file false returns for his taxi holding company and wrote off fake losses. The raid was about that, nothing to do with Trump.

Posted by: Another Bob | April 10, 2018 at 11:52 PM<<<

were the drivers Russian, or at least vaguely Slavic, or did they have a few Russian customers?

that's bullshit if that is the excuse.

rich

oh ... I want to move to the west coast or at least West of the Rockies ...

Seattle
Las Vegas
Denver
Phoenix

are my target cities and and I'm looking for jobs and places but I'm sort of stuck here for the short term ...

Another Bob

Rich, I've given up thinking about Mueller's ideas of boundaries.

rich

Godsmack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjZK_6i37M

I stand alone

jim nj

Another Bob, I was just looking into the taxi medallion thingy, see below.

https://nypost.com/2017/04/06/taxi-king-no-longer-allowed-to-manage-hundreds-of-medallions/

https://nypost.com/2017/06/07/taxi-king-arrested-for-scamming-the-state-for-millions/

The above taxi-king "may" (I think did, but want to quantify some uncertainty) have managed the taxi medallions mentioned in the article below.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/382482-fbi-search-warrant-on-cohen-inquired-into-taxi-medallion-ownership

The taxi medallion at one time, before Uber and Lyft, sold for over a million apiece. Latest sales seem to be at around two hundred thousand. Banks that specialized in the loan business for the medallions have taken a bath the last few years with only the medallion for collateral. From what I've read the loans had twenty year amortization rates, but were re-negotiated every few years. That could be balloon mortgages. I'm sure that they had as many stupid loan structures as the housing market used to have.

I don't know how many medallions Cohen held, but that could be the source of the bank and tax frauds alleged. Some of the "tax fraud" might have been "inherited", so to speak, from the taxi-king machinations. Some of the "bank fraud" might also be related to the medallions. May be collateral related.

I presume Stormy Daniels' lawyer has also offered up dirt, true or false, about Cohen to Mueller.

I don't like the idea of a raid. I think the MSM has mis-characterized what occurred. The FBI showed up with subpoenas and executed them.

This may have nothing to do with Trump, unless they are trying to "flip" Cohen.

Another Bob

Welp, I don't know what you do, but regardless, I'd scratch Seattle pronto. Too many crazy progs.

Denver? Nasty winters.

Phoenix? Nasty summers. But hey, it's a dry heat.

Vegas? The main industry is hospitality?

Phoenix, Denver, Vegas, Seattle, in that order.

narciso

That would suggest tax losses, I didnt know a person could have more than one medallion in their name, it applies to all vehicles right?

rich

>>>Rich, I've given up thinking about Mueller's ideas of boundaries.

Posted by: Another Bob | April 11, 2018 at 12:07 AM<<<

I want to complain about the veranda dwellers and the 4D chess aficionados, but they'll eventually be as grouchy as me.

[which is weird because today I don't really need to complain, maybe a little bit, but not much]

rich

korn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVqBsMgDrWE

alone i break

The Infamous Ignatz

The FBI showed up with search warrants [presumably] not subpoenas.

Another Bob

Jim, you know more than I do about the taxi biz. But yeah, WTF is Mueller doing investigating Cohen?

And Stormy's mouthpiece has his own sets of legal problems.

narciso

That looks like a heck of surcharges, these are like unreported tips?

Another Bob

Oh, and same source says no privileged communications with Trump were seized.

How he knows this I don't know, but he has a track record with Trump.

rich

>>>Welp, I don't know what you do, but regardless, I'd scratch Seattle pronto. Too many crazy progs.

Denver? Nasty winters. {{defense, aerospace}}

Phoenix? Nasty summers. But hey, it's a dry heat. {{defense,areospace}}
Vegas? The main industry is hospitality? {{data centers, thuggery, gambling ... home}}

Phoenix, Denver, Vegas, Seattle, in that order.
Posted by: Another Bob | April 11, 2018 at 12:12 AM<<<

and Seattle

God's country ask anyone who lives there. defense and aerospace ...

Gentlejim

Thanks rich.

What’s the over/under on 5 strikeout games for Stanton this season? He must feel like he’s swinging a dowel rod at a bb.

I’ll catch up later.

GUS

I agree Narciso, we need to take down Trump because of the MEDALLIONS.

I didn't know that the SECRETARY of STATE could BLEACH BIT her ILLEGAL PRIVATE SERVER, ACID WASH IT, refuse to comply with a SUBPOENA for her e-mails, and tell AMERICA that she complied with the the law.....LIKE WITH A CLOTH.

Lets talk about NYC cab medallions. I mean the SANCTITY of our ELECTIONS, requires us to SHIT on the SANCTITY of our ELECTIONS, and the CORRUPT CRIMINALS at the FBI are not held accountable.

THIS SHIT IS ABSURD.

jim nj

Pull quote from NYTimes:

"It is unclear exactly why the New York investigators are examining the payments. But critics of the president have claimed that they amount to illegal campaign contributions because they helped Mr. Trump win the White House by suppressing politically damaging stories. [regarding Daniels and McDougal]"

"The F.B.I. also searched for records related to Mr. Cohen’s New York taxicab business, apparently a separate line of inquiry unrelated to Mr. Trump. Mr. Cohen is a longtime owner of taxi medallions, at one point operating a fleet of more than 200 cabs in Manhattan."

200 cabs? Each cab requires a medallion. Cohen isn't just a lawyer. He's a business man. That could mean the "tax fraud" is just two differing applications of tax law. That can be adjudicated in tax court instead of criminal court.

The two women getting the payoffs. Campaign finance transgressions. How about blackmail and extortion, when they got higher offers from somebody else to tell their true (or false) stories.

Even as a layman I understand that the scope of subpoenas can be challenged after being served. Cohen's lawyer should fire on all cylinders to reduce the scope of the subpoenas, who handles vetting them for inadmissible evidence, etc.

rich

we are still spinning here at KJOM

filter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8MAHQhKe7Q

take a picture

and for joan out there ... I haven't forgotten about some Rod Stewart (what ??? how an I going to do this ...)

JM Hanes

rich:

"should probably work on catch up"

Maybe so, seeing as I kicked off KJOM before you got here.... with something sooooothing, but never mind. If we're not in the mood for mellow, there's always 4Minute Crazy or for the xenophobic, which anyone in the Trump camp just obviously must be, its American equivalent, Bang Bang.

rich

>>>The FBI showed up with search warrants [presumably] not subpoenas.

Posted by: Ignatz Ratzkywatzky | April 11, 2018 at 12:15 AM<<<

with guns and a bad attitude too ... just saying.

JM Hanes

Then again, maybe I should be working on catch up too! Or my packing.

GUS

JMH, I once played in a band called BANG BANG.

rich

>>>'It is the age of wonders'* rich

* Von strucker

Posted by: narciso | April 11, 2018 at 12:03 AM<<<

ought to take a picture of my meal, since I'm plating it ... nice ref ... getting my early tickets for Infinity War ... thinking of taking the day off actually.

narciso

Its at this point, that graham chapman shows up,

Seriously have Mr. Prince end this dialogue. If it was Khuzaimi who led the operation, hes the one who went after fab 'milly vavanilli' tourice and practically no one else in the sub prime cartel.

Tom R

Another Bob,

If your source says that the Cohen raid was all about the tax fraud surrounding Cohen's taxi business and had absolutely nothing to do with Trump, then why is Trump wanting to fire Rosenstein now when Rosenstein followed the law by referring the case to a US Attorney?

narciso

But Andrew Mccarthy vouches for him, because once upon a time they convicted the blind sheikh, and everything worked out, except it didnt.

rich

what does a new york tax case have to do with Russian collusion, bots, treason ... &c &c.

he signed the warrants cause he's a douchebag and traitor ...

rich

the house jail is awfully lonely ... the guard is more bored than the Maytag repair man ...

Dave (in MA)

WJOM

jim nj

Narcisco,

The taxi surcharge was meant to be sent to Albany to support mass transit. Not forwarding a mandated tax would be illegal. If the taxi-king was doing the same thing for any cabs he managed outside of his own ownership, the medallion holders would ultimately be responsible for the taxes. If the state of NY couldn't collect from the taxi-king. They would definitely go after the other owners.

I'm not sure how many medallions can be owned by one individual. If I owned more than one, each would be held by an LLC, so people wouldn't be able to go after my whole fleet in one lawsuit.

Yes, one medallion, one cab. A medallion can't be used for a fleet. That cab can be used 24 hrs. per day though, so three shifts of drivers.

Iggy,

Right search warrants, not subpoenas. The search warrants would be specific about the subject of what could be taken. That can be argued about after the seizure.

rich

JM HANES!!!

any requests for KJOM ...

narciso

Its deeply silly, but I guess its better than contemplating going to war on behalf of salafi warlord against Russia, really what go wring here?

rich

KJOM wouldn't be KJOM without some deftones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvknOXGPzCQ

be quiet and drive (far away)

[from the great Around the Fur]

Another Bob

TomR, that's because Rosie is slow-walking release of docs. Meadows, Nunes are pushing for Christmas ntempt and impeachment.

Another Bob

Where did that autocorrect come from...

"pushing for contempt and impeachment".

rich

Posted by: narciso | April 11, 2018 at 01:00 AM

those deep state 'Suckers of Cock' would like to see a central nuclear war ... all to cover their crimes.

I hate them all.

TATP (and a uv source ...) with some ball bearings ... too much ... way too much

Tom R

what does a new york tax case have to do with Russian collusion, bots, treason ... &c &c.

he signed the warrants cause he's a douchebag and traitor ...

Its already been pointed out how Mueller might have found out about Cohen's tax fraud. No one appears to be willing to acknowledge it though.

rich

oops that was a typo ...

rich

how about some Pantera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVMvART9kb8

cemetery gates

JM Hanes

Hi rich!

Afraid I've got to call steal away, because I've got to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow, but One of These Nights, I'll manage to stick around for the late, late show! I recommend skipping the music video on this one, but the close harmonies are nice.

jim nj

My thinking, so far, is if you're an LEO doing an investigation, and you find some wrong doing unrelated to what you're after, you don't ignore it, you pass it on to someone else. You would be remiss to just drop it.

You'd want somebody else to investigate further rather than just leave it alone. If Mueller found something unrelated to his main inquiry, he was right to pass it on. Anything after that is not Mueller's problem. If someone then saw some valid reason to go after Cohen, so be it. That doesn't mean he is guilty of anything. That is still to be litigated.

Whatever, it doesn't look good for either Mueller or Trump. The first implies that Mueller is out of control. The second implies that Cohen might know something about Trump that isn't currently known.

My current thinking is that neither is the case. Further, I don't think the MSM knows what is really going on, just endless speculation. And what Trump is planning to do about it is just guessing.

This is 4D chess or checkers. I currently don't care about what people think Trump will do. He'll do what he thinks serves his and the country's best interests. We can talk about what he does next, when he does something.

rich

always great to see you J, hope your travels are well. I took a screen cap when you got all 10 in the recent posts when were talking during the Curiosity landing.

great fun

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

Tom R

BTW here is what happens if Rosenstein doesn’t follow the law and refer Cohen’s case to a US Attorney. Some Democrat working on Mueller’s team leaks to the media that there is evidence Cohen committed tax fraud but Rosenstein covered it up because Cohen is Trump’s personal attor WH. Cohen’s alledged criminal activity was going to get made public eventually. This way is ethically better for Trump.

rich

and lets keep spinning

prodigy

breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmHDhAohJlQ

rich

>>>Its already been pointed out how Mueller might have found out about Cohen's tax fraud. No one appears to be willing to acknowledge it though.

Posted by: Tom R | April 11, 2018 at 01:17 AM<<<

doesn't answer my question though. how, in any way, does a taxi medallion case in NYC touch upon Russian collusion in the 2016 election?

It is why I am drinking beer at 1:30 on the hated East Coast ...don't make me break out the NIN and MM.

jim nj

Anyway, there's still no evidence of collusion and Trump now has grounds to refuse an interview with Mueller.

I call that a loss for Mueller. Clearly, he's no longer "rational." Too partisan, can't be trusted to play straight with the President. Wink. Wink.

jim nj

Rich,

You're right it has nothing to do with collusion. There's never been any evidence of collusion.

jim nj

Man, I really hated the JOM website being down last night. I would have been just as pissed as everyone else with the day's news, but having a day more to think about it and do some research calmed me down a little.

It's still an ugly incident. Doesn't look good for Mueller from our point of view. If you're a Libtard (thanks, Gus, for a word I've never used before) you can see that the noose is tightening. Thus the influx of trolls trying to discourage us.

And, Trump, is he really pissed off, or still playing his part. He's gonna fire this person, or that person, aides are trying to talk him off the cliff. Is this real, or just play-acting?

jim nj

Tom R.

Exactly, if Mueller found something, his staff knew about it too. Some probably wanted to go after it themselves. Mueller reports up and it's taken away from his staff.

If he had done nothing the staff would have leaked.

rich

I'll take up your other comments in a minute jim_nj (and glad your back by the way) because something you said has been bothering the shit out of me ... (not you personally, it just happens that you made my teeth itch at one fortyish in the morning and I've almost had enough beer ... almost)

>>>My thinking, so far, is if you're an LEO doing an investigation, and you find some wrong doing unrelated to what you're after, you don't ignore it, you pass it on to someone else. You would be remiss to just drop it.<<<

this is partly true and partly false ... if the scope is broad enough then yes it is passed on, but if the scope is not it, shouldn't and usually isn't. I'll give you Manafort-TK (and I think narciso) have made a decent enough argument that he was trolling to enrich himself by virtue of his position in the campaign at the time. The larger point is that a lot of this is parallel construction-taking tainted evidence and bootstrapping it to "the course of the investigation". If Cohen had a problem with NYC taxi medallions let NY and NYC take care of it. No need for a FBI house warming party carrying off all his electronic devices. When NYPD and the FBI took down Weiner-in a sex sting-they didn't even do that.

>>>You'd want somebody else to investigate further rather than just leave it alone. If Mueller found something unrelated to his main inquiry, he was right to pass it on.<<<

Not necessarily. Scope. Digging up nearly decade old tax and paperwork problems just to get someone to say "I ordered up the Russian bots" looks to me like Ahab nailing the gold coin to the mast.

>>>Anything after that is not Mueller's problem. If someone then saw some valid reason to go after Cohen, so be it. That doesn't mean he is guilty of anything. That is still to be litigated.<<<

How many other clients does Cohen have? OL mentioned this ...

>>>This is 4D chess or checkers. <<<

as hard it is to believe there are still ethics that lawyers have to adhere too and if there was some sort of 4D chess behind what Mueller is doing he would have to be violating those ethics ... he would have to be making material, substantial misstatements of facts and evidence to the courts and to his own investigators and prosecutors. [this is what makes my teeth itch]

Posted by: jim nj | April 11, 2018 at 01:21 AM<<<

GUS

WJOM/KJOM.

My 2 favorite artists of all time.

MY son played with Cheap Trick, when he was 12, 4 and a half years ago.
Paul McCartney autographed a strum guard from a 1980 RICKENBACKER for ME.

GUS

I am blessed. When I opened for BLONDIE, Deborah Harry was kind and decent enough to autograph vinyl albums for me.

rich

didn't forget you joan

some rod stewart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY2WIFGQttE

some guys have all the luck ...

[i see you gus! welcome to kjom]

rich

I couldn't forget the sponsor for KJOM ...BEER ...

i like beer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Ys3PMJ3WY

lutz ... I love you Chris Pratt ... even in a commercial!!!

jim nj

Rich,

I'm going to snip up your post. Hopefully I won't misrepresent you in doing so.

[on whether or not to pass on information to a higher authority]

"this is partly true and partly false ... if the scope is broad enough then yes it is passed on, but if the scope is not it, shouldn't and usually isn't. I'll give you Manafort-TK (and I think narciso) have made a decent enough argument that he was trolling to enrich himself by virtue of his position in the campaign at the time. The larger point is that a lot of this is parallel construction-taking tainted evidence and bootstrapping it to "the course of the investigation". If Cohen had a problem with NYC taxi medallions let NY and NYC take care of it. No need for a FBI house warming party carrying off all his electronic devices. When NYPD and the FBI took down Weiner-in a sex sting-they didn't even do that."

[I think Manafort is not worth defending. You seem to agree. I agree Cohen and his taxi issues are a NYS problem, unless it affects his US tax returns. But that should go before a tax court first, not a criminal court. They can argue about whether his tax strategy was legal or not. It doesn't mean he committed fraud.]


[on investigating further into Cohen]

Not necessarily. Scope. Digging up nearly decade old tax and paperwork problems just to get someone to say "I ordered up the Russian bots" looks to me like Ahab nailing the gold coin to the mast.

[Agreed. I don't think they had to do a lot of digging.]

[On going after Cohen]
How many other clients does Cohen have? OL mentioned this ...

[If I was a client I would be worried about that.]

>>>This is 4D chess or checkers. <<<

as hard it is to believe there are still ethics that lawyers have to adhere too and if there was some sort of 4D chess behind what Mueller is doing he would have to be violating those ethics ... he would have to be making material, substantial misstatements of facts and evidence to the courts and to his own investigators and prosecutors. [this is what makes my teeth itch]

[That would make my teeth itch too. But putting ethics and lawyers in the same sentence is oxymoronic. I'm sure that most lawyers are ethical, but learn well what to do when their opponents aren't. Why fight fair when the other side is cheating?]

I'm in the Glenn Reynold's school of thought in that police and prosecutors shouldn't have immunity. Civilians don't. I have no way to judge Mueller's ethics, but I assume he's learned every trick in the book.]

rich

and I would be remiss if I did not include some Seattle sound tonight

Limo Wreck

soundgarden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Q65eMp_58


and for you gus, some cheap trick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc2NP8TUCUM

long time coming

rich

Posted by: jim nj | April 11, 2018 at 03:02 AM

wow, thanks for the response. I'll comment tomorrow morning but don't see anything to add at first blush.

night all.

KJOM signing off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es44QTJmuZ0&list=PL1S1TH2j-eohXrSH9jAmItB-l5fwuSsl9

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-autos/mexico-awaits-details-of-plan-to-bring-auto-engines-to-u-s-officials-say-idUSKBN1HI0E3

This could make sense. Anyone taking advantage of Mexican trade rules would have to build their engines in the USA and ship them south instead of shipping them directly to Mexico.

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-diplomat/russian-ambassador-to-lebanon-any-u-s-missiles-fired-at-syria-will-be-shot-down-idUSKBN1HI0PU

"BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon has said any U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted.

Alexander Zasypkin, in the comments broadcast on Tuesday evening, said he was referring to a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian chief of staff.

“If there is a strike by the Americans then ... the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” he told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV."

This is an incredible statement to come from a Russian diplomat.

Russia will defend against American missile launches into Syria and counter-strike against the source of the strikes?

That's a declaration of war. Did he consult with Moscow before making that statement?

If so, any means of counter attack against the US is now a legitimate first strike for planning purposes.

Do they really want a direct engagement? Are they telling us that their airbase is now a legitimate first strike target?

If so, I say go for it. And if another Russian plane buzzes a US Navy ship at close range, shoot it down.

jim nj

Rich,

Other than the freaking trolls, I value the opinion of everyone here.

If I'm wrong, I want someone to explain it to me logically. If I'm wrong I'll adapt.

jim nj

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43721057
Headline:
"Syria 'chemical attack': Russia warns US against military action"

from 29 minutes ago

Why bounce rubble on sites that may or may not have chemical weapons when you can take out the enablers?

I think the Russians may intuit that their airbase is the target.

jim nj

https://gizmodo.com/ftc-tells-companies-their-warranty-void-if-removed-st-1825163011

Yes, you can repair your own device without voiding the warranty. Yes, you can use printer cartridges not made by the manufacturers and not void your warranty.

jim nj

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/10/young-womans-pic-open-carry-national-story-thats-good-thing/

As a sixty something year old, she's hot. And she's got a gun. I'd do anything she told me to do. I like decisive women. I like strong-willed women. Wouldn't know what to do without their guidance.

Mitch Rapp would be impressed.

jim nj

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/04/10/la-painting-streets-white-to-prevent-global-warming/

I've argued this before. Black tarmac retains more heat than a concrete surface, but $40,000 per mile to paint street surfaces white?

Maybe the aggregate in asphalt should be white quartz. When the upper layer of tar dissipates we'd have mostly white roads.

Ralph L

a band called BANG BANG.
Wasn't that a Cher song?

jim nj

I'm obviously over-posting, but I really missed not being able to post last night.

So back to Syria, do we launch a massive strike to bounce the rubble where the chemical weapons are or were?

That seems useless. A massive strike on nothing? Yeah, that will impress people, right?

So I assume something else is the target. We'd want it to be big. We'd want it to impress everyone we're negotiating with.

Shock and awe. I realize that term is discredited. But if we don't do something awesome we look useless.

Bouncing rubble makes us look weak and ineffectual. Weakens us in all international negotiations.

So I think we're aiming bigger. Much bigger.

Do we want to bounce rubble, or go for a game-changer.

What's the biggest possible game-changer? That Russian airbase. And Iranian and Hezbollah concentrations.

The Russians have already announced they will shoot our missiles down and counter-strike. In my opinion they have invited an attack and we should take them up on their challenge.

jim nj

Nytol

I'm afraid of what I'll think of next.

daddy

Miss Marple,

On catch-up, following Kilroy's last call back in my Indy Hotel Room, I just got to your 08:45 PM from the previous thread, on How the Roman Temple of Augustus came to be in Windsor, England.

Fascinating, and very very cool. Thanks for posting that as a huge Roman, but as an even huger Darwin fan this bit caught my imagination even more:

From your link: The story began on the coast of Libya in 1816. A British officer, Colonel Hanmer Warrington, visited the Roman ruins of Leptis Magna with artist Augustus Earle.

The sight struck them both. Earle even painted this watercolour, showing the sand dunes rolling over the stones.


So who is Augustus Earle, and why does his name ring a bell for me?

Because Augustus Earle is the Artist that Capt Fitzroy decided to bring along on the HMS Beagle, along with that kid with the big nose, Chuck Darwin, that had just graduated from Christ's College,Cambridge, as a budding Naturalist/Theologian a few months earlier. So Capt Fitzroy, in a matter of weeks, selected both Conrad Earle and Charles Darwin, and the rest is history.


The Art of the Beagle – Augustus Earle:

Earle took sick earlier, down in Brazil territory, and was replaced by my favorite Beagle Artist, Conrad Martins, whom I think with his thrilling views of the Beagle immortalized them as we remember them today

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Good morning!

daddy, What a coincidence about the artist!

I always keep an eye out for archaeology stories because I have had a long fascination with it myself and I am pleased to know someone else who enjoys reading about it, as well.

If you had flown into town yesterday, you would have faced snow, but today it's supposed to be warmer. Slightly.

Yesterday o Twitter I was following Joe Bastardi and he thinks we will be cold through the rest of the month, with a temporary warm up followed by another wave of cold coming in quickly, with my personal favorite, the risk of tornadoes. Ugh.

Usually by this time we are mowing grass and putting out the hardier annuals. Right now it still looks like February outside. Very depressing weather.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/11/on-holocaust-remembrance-day-ill-think-my-great-uncle-and-his-incredible-story-survival.html

This is a fascinating story about a fascinating man, who is still alive. I think it well worth reading.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/11/hundreds-feared-dead-in-algerian-military-plane-crash-near-base-local-reports-say.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/04/boom-nunes-warns-rosenstein-wray-turn-over-unredacted-documents-or-face-impeachment/

Includes video.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/983824183460167682.html

This is about a Russian company based in San Francisco which orchestrated donations from the Russian Silicon Valley to the Clinton Foundation.

I may have posted this thread yesterday, but there seems to be additional information on it.

Davod

"My thinking, so far, is if you're an LEO doing an investigation, and you find some wrong doing unrelated to what you're after, you don't ignore it, you pass it on to someone else. You would be remiss to just drop it."????

What rules cover the investigation?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
8m8 minutes ago

The Failing New York Times wrote another phony story. It was political pundit Doug Schoen, not a Ukrainian businessman, who asked me to do a short speech by phone (Skype), hosted by Doug, in Ukraine. I was very positive about Ukraine-another negative to the Fake Russia C story!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

So much Fake News about what is going on in the White House. Very calm and calculated with a big focus on open and fair trade with China, the coming North Korea meeting and, of course, the vicious gas attack in Syria. Feels great to have Bolton & Larry K on board. I (we) are
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I assume there is another post coming.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

ChiTown Lurker sent me a Twitter link which shows Bashir Assad being escorted out of his palace by Russian military, to supposedly protect him from being bombed by the US.

I cannot access it on my computer to link it, and it seems the site is shadowbanned to me, so you will have to take my word for it.

He also thinks this is how it would go down if they decided to fly him out into exile.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Part 2:


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

....doing things that nobody thought possible, despite the never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus. No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back), so now they do the Unthinkable, and RAID a lawyers office for information! BAD!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Gov. Mike Huckabee
‏Verified account @GovMikeHuckabee
7m7 minutes ago

Day 2 for Zuckerberg w/ more TUFF questions like "What's the name of your cat?" "Are your t-shirts Fruit of the Loom" "Do you like vanilla ice cream?" "If you were a tree, what kind would you be?" Cmon! Demand why FB filters conservative speech and picks "friends" for us!
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Given what I saw yesterday in clips, other than Senator Crux, this is about how the questioning went.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
5m5 minutes ago

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
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This should set some hair on fire this morning. LOL!

I am thinking this is a distraction while something else is going on.

middyfeek

All of your threads are effectively open threads, but then you allow it. Some of your most prolific posters pay not the slightest attention to the putative topic of any thread.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I was right about that last tweet. My Twitter page has exploded with re-tweets and comments.

Ralph L

I couldn't tell at first if the wonders of California was parody or not.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Speculation...

Maybe the raid was timed to happen before Comey's book release & media blitz?

Battleground prep for the MFM tenor - 'Trump & his team are corrupt crooks!'.

vs...the wonderful FBI team....

This article was at Daily Mail 2 days ago - "How future FBI Director James Comey was a cocky college journalist who tackled issues like race and campus rape, but mocked the attractiveness of women at Harvard"

"Comey wrote an entire series about diversity at William & Mary and called on his school to admit more black students to the Virginia university campus"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5596873/James-Comey-tackled-campus-rape-race-college-journalist.html

Battleground prep.


Captain Hate

Whatever, it doesn't look good for either Mueller or Trump. The first implies that Mueller is out of control. The second implies that Cohen might know something about Trump that isn't currently known.

I doubt that the second part bothers that many people because it doesn't bother me, although I'm so out of step most of the time that maybe that's not the case. Anyway I automatically assume that lawyers know things about their clients that I don't just due to the nature of what they do. Most of it would be boring crap which I couldn't care less about although David Kendall or whichever ambulance chasing shitstain defended Slick probably knows just what perverted scum that hilljack trash is although the brightest son of a whore from Hope, Arkansas probably lies to him too.

Captain Hate

Given what I saw yesterday in clips, other than Senator Crux, this is about how the questioning went.

What a fucking embarrassing spectacle that whole charade was. A bunch of clueless dimwits trying, and failing miserably, to look like a bunch of smarty pants. I'm glad Huckabee, who has really risen in my esteem over the last couple years, is jabbing those gasbags who all need to be sent to an assisted living facility, but a really bad one because fuck them.

jimmyk

This thing with Cohen seems like another case of overreach, like Manafort: A bogus charge with no probable cause whatsoever (Russian collusion) gives the FBI open season to go on a fishing expedition through the entire possessions, business, and financial records of anyone remotely connected to anyone remotely connected to the Trump campaign or to Trump. (That sentence isn't a typo, I meant double remoteness.)

Inevitably some completely unrelated irregularity or possible wrongdoing or mistake is discovered (who among us is entirely flawless), and the arrests begin. I would love to see Mueller and his family and associates subject to the same treatment, and see if they could come through unscathed.

It doesn't seem right to me, even if Manafort and Cohen are technically guilty of something. It's the old "If you're innocent you don't have anything to worry about," BS to justify the government snooping on anyone and everyone.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
1m1 minute ago

Today at the WH: Pres Trump has a bill-signing this morning of a bill to combate online sex trafficking. It imposes a federal fine or prison term of up to 10 years on those using the Internet or other advertising to facilitate prostitution.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Exactly, jimmyk.

It also is a warning to anyone that would think of working for Trump & his team.

We will harass the crap outta you & ruin you!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.chicksonright.com/2018/04/11/the-zuckerberg-get-back-with-you-montage-is-glorious/

This guy is simply not credible as some super-genius tech wizard.

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