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July 21, 2018

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Marlene

Hi! The woods are quiet today.

Kevlar Kid

It's quiet. Too quiet.

daddy

Tiger's only 4 back after round 3.

Beasts of England

Tiger will be in the antepenult game tomorrow at The Open. That's a fine position for him to apply pressure... Breakfast at Carnasty!!

Jane

Just to clarify - Kiwi's food is in a bowl in the kitchen. She puts it in her mouth and walks into the office or the dining room to eat it.

Beasts of England

Kiwi is cute enough to eat in any room of her choosing, Jane!! ;)

gentlejim

Raise your hand if you want to live at A-mom's house for a week.
Depends, how big is the feeding crate? :)

I’m hoping Tiger pulls a Jean van de Velde. I am not and have never been a fan.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Back from the grocery. We usually don't go this late on Saturday, but I wanted daughter with me because she wants things I know nothing about, like almond milk and organic strawberries. I buy stuff liked smoked bratwurst. LOL!

Regarding dog feeding: our dogs have to eat in 3 separate rooms to avoid food-snatching and fights. Pibby's bowl is here in my bedroom office, along with Edgar the cat's.

The dogs are inside as a security measure (at least for Maggie). The other 2 just contribute noise, but from outdoors it sounds like we have the Bumpasses' dogs from A Christmas Story, so that is good for anyone who would think to break in.

Jane

Kiwi rocks! Thanks Beasts

anonamom

25 mph winds at Carnoustie tomorrow.
That will be fun to watch.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

From the Reddit boys:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dipo7F1WAAAkyJv.jpg

James D.

This home exist solely for the care and comfort, of the dog.

That's how it is with our cat, too.

Old Lurker

Beasts, I have a sneaking suspicion that you are wrong about A-mom being a pushover in real life. Any lady who likes gentlemen, knowing that they might not be gentle men bears careful watching...

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

The Sevens are back on... US Women in the semis v NZ first up.


daddy

Marlene,

If you click quick we've got a lovely family of 4 Grizzlies live on The Katmai Bear cam this morning.

Ralph L

Florida makes it a crime to intercept or record a "wire, oral, or electronic communication" in Florida
Unless you're a Dem congresscritter.

Stainless steel is considerably softer than regular. I tried using SS screws and nails to replace my rusty siding nails, but half of them couldn't deal with the rock-hard 100+ year old wood, even using the old holes. Lowes/HD don't carry thick ones. Pre-drilling should help, but I recommend getting the coated exterior screws.

In the 20's rebuilding of my house, the doors were hung on the wide trim about 3" inside the studs, probably because the studs were irregular. They used the plaster to flatten the walls.

My contractor had to replace all the interior wall framing and reinforce all the exterior. Terrible framing before building codes. The 2 story houses close on each side probably kept it from collapsing.

lyle

What is the congrats to Caro and Ed for, Jane? Oh, wait. I meet them in a mere five days. I can ask them myself!

gentlejim

Sevens are very fun to watch.

lyle

Jean van de Velde: the Claret Jughead.

daddy

This home exist solely for the care and comfort, of the dogs

Word.

gentlejim

Lyle,
Too funny

GUS

From the last thread I've played Carnoustie several times, the last time was 4th of July 7 years ago.
It is 35 miles from my home away from home Perth Scotland.

Extraneus

DEVELOPING: DOJ Releasing Docs Related to FISA Warrants on Carter Page

They have been FedEx'ed! https://t.co/3UGHRucZ1q

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 21, 2018
Marlene

Very cool,daddy! We've only had one bear sighting this summer.

Jane,Petco or the pet care section of Walmart should have stain removal. Scotchguard has an Oxy stain remover. Any Oxy stain remover for clothes should work. I use Oxy foam stain remover.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://nypost.com/2018/07/20/couple-delivers-baby-in-chick-fil-a-bathroom/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Bonus: father is pictured wearing a Trump t-shirt!

This story has all of the things libs hate: Chik-fil-A, a new baby, Trump-supporting parents!

Kevlar Kid

For background on Rugby Sevens. :D

https://passport.worldrugby.org/?page=beginners&p=21

lyle

We have two pups, four months and five. They already own both of our places.

Ralph L

French and golf are two words I don't think I've seen in the same sentence.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

US loses but they played great! 26 - 21... I think this is the first team to score on NZ in this tourney.

Back to painting.

daddy

Dr Darwin to his 16 year old son, Charles:

"You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family."

Chuck's dog, Polly:

Twain's pup:

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

Thanks for the Bear Cam! When I looked, there seemed to be a mother bear and 3 cubs! Amazing!

Jane

Lyle,

Today is their wedding day! Probably about right now!

narciso

congratulations caro,

daddy

Miss Marple,

For some reason bears tend to birth multiple cubs, and triplets is probably less rare in black bears than single births. Here's a bit on that:

Black Bear Litter Size

How many cubs can black bears have? The record is six in Pennsylvania. Most litters are two or three. Two is most common in western North America. Three is most common in Minnesota and eastward in North America where food tends to be more abundant than in the west...

...What size litter contributes the highest number of surviving cubs to the next generation? In northeastern Minnesota, it is litters of three.

The litter size (3) that contributed the highest number of surviving cubs (2.45) to the next generation was also the most common litter size; 22 (63%) of 35 litters were 3.

Litters of 1 or 2 were usually from first-time mothers. Subsequent litters from these mothers were typically 3.

Litters of 4 showed a higher death rate. Only half those cubs survived a year or more.

Litters of 5 are rare but have been reported from Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. A litter of 6 was reported from Pennsylvania.

And according to this article it is most common in Polar Bears to have twins.

Jane

I'm having a very weird day. My best friend down here is up north burying her 2nd son, and Caro who is one of my closest friends is getting married. Talk about being torn in 2 directions.

Pinandpuller

My wife sent me a pic of a border collie mix puppy someone returned to our local shelter for SNORING. I was enraged and I think I could have talked her into adopting a fourth dog before the eldest passes on but the sweet baby angel had already been "tooken".

Whuh?

Jones is one of several Nazis, Holocaust deniers or white supremacists who have elbowed their way onto the GOP ballot for November’s midterm elections, in part by either concealing their views or running unopposed in the primary. But their campaigns have alarmed Republican leaders, with state and national GOP figures now speaking out against them and making clear they are not welcome in the party.


"The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones,” Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Illinois GOP, said in a statement to Fox News. “We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District."

Jones' campaign website is filled with numerous anti-Semitic statements, Holocaust denials and screeds against everything from immigration to term limits for federal judges

anonamom

Lyle, they are spending their honeymoon with YOU!

Christopher Boyce

In preparatory meetings, Mr. Trump and his aides discussed using the indictment to forcefully make the case. The plan was for Mr. Trump to invoke the indictment both in private meetings and in the public news conference afterward, a White House official said. The idea, the official said, was to “shove it in Putin’s face and look strong doing it,” depicting it as hard evidence of Russian crimes against America’s electoral process.

“He did the exact opposite,” the official said. During the news conference, Mr. Trump appeared to side with Mr. Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies, saying he saw no reason why Russia would have interfered in the election. On Tuesday, he said he meant to say he saw no reason why Russia wouldn’t have interfered….

“It was a well laid-out plan. Unfortunately, he didn’t execute on it,” the official said.

Mr. Trump’s performance at the summit and afterward complicates plans for the midterm elections, a White House official said.

White House aides had begun preparations to make Mr. Trump the public face of planned efforts by the administration to stop election interference in the midterms. Mr. Trump would be shown presiding over meetings and making announcements about an administration-wide commitment to safeguard the 2018 elections. In the wake of the Putin summit, Mr. Trump may struggle to credibly make the case that he is spearheading the effort to protect U.S. election systems, the official said.

These people are either lying or delusional.

henry

Congrats Caro & Ed!

Marlene

Jane,are you talking about your friend that I've met? She had another son die? Good Lord. Prayers for her.

Kevlar Kid

"For some reason bears tend to birth multiple cubs, and triplets is probably less rare in black bears than single births"

my research pal is studying black bears and grizz to find out how the monestrus bear can conceive more than once during their brief seasonal estrus cycle. preggo once, then getting preggo again in the same season to carry two or sometimes 3.


Jane

Marlene I screwed that up. She has 2 sons. One is alive and well. Sorry about that.

Jane

Lyle,

You better bring some really good wine!

daddy

preggo once, then getting preggo again in the same season to carry two or sometimes 3.

Kev,

This delayed blastocyte business from my top link may explain that:

Black bear females typically produce cubs every two years once they become mature. The 2-year reproductive cycle is genetically timed to fit the annual cycle of plant growth and fruiting of the region.

In northeastern Minnesota, black bears mate in late May or June. Sperm fertilizes microscopic eggs in the uterus, and each egg quickly develops into a tiny ball of cells called a blastocyst. Black bears have delayed implantation, which means the blastocysts suspend further development until they implant in the uterine wall in November. After implantation, the blastocysts develop rapidly and become cubs that are born in mid to late January.

anonamom

Jane, the Saturday before my eldest's wedding I spent ten hours with my partner whose wife had been biking and killed immediately on impact with a car, meeting him at the ER then staying til his children got in from all over.
It is a whole lot of "circle of life" stuff to handle at once--especially being at opposite sides of the circle almost simultaneously, as you are today.

Pinandpuller

Mommy, the bears are fighting!

Jane

I remember that Amom. And I'm with neither of them. I can't figure out if it makes it harder or easuer.

Pinandpuller

Jones sounds like he would be a good Representative for Dearborn, MI if he wasn't so damn white.

daddy

An OT NFL question.

I am still uninterested in watching those primadonas this season and I'll probably only catch them in whatever Bar I happen to be hanging out in, but I see from flipping thru my TV channel guide that they are starting the Pro Football push on the channels of the usual suspects.

Does anyone remember if the big brouhaha of players refusing to stand for the National Anthem started before last season, or sometime during the Season. I ask because I'm interested in seeing if viewers continue their abandonment of the NFL when the Pre-Season Games start being broadcast, and we can compare the Pre-Season viewer numbers to the previous years Pre-Season viewer numbers and see if they are down significantly.

anonamom

Maybe not physically Jane, but I have no doubt whatsoever that you are with them both today.

Pinandpuller

Following up on the discussion of who is a Parkland survivor, there have been many people whose stories of Holocaust survival and whatnot have fallen through.

To say that nobody can question a particular data point or narrative is just as dangerous as denying anything happened in the first place.

Extraneus

It was 2 seasons ago, daddy. I don't even know if Kapernick played last year.

daddy

Thanks, Ext.

Obviously I wasn't paying attention---and for good reason:)

Momto2

In the 49ers' final 2016 preseason game on September 1, 2016, after talking to Boyer, Kaepernick opted to kneel during the U.S. national anthem rather than sit as he did in their previous games.

Kevlar Kid

daddy,

correcto. it does in part. you know science---- the need to know every vagarie with precision keeps his research very well-funded.

bears are impressive creatures. for us, they are the "Eagles ON the Earth."

Kev

daddy


Granddaughter stopped by on her way back to school. She informed us that her junior year she wants to get a newspaper internship in a French-speaking country (her other major is French).

Her preference is for MOROCCO!!

Send her to Tahiti, Miss Marple---whatever it takes to keep her the hell out of North Africa. Geebus!

Kevlar Kid

hoping that if the NFLPA sues the NFL for infringing on "player constitutional rights" that it goes to SCOTUS and gets turned into Swiss cheese.

this season, since more players are opting to stand, the laggards will be boycotted in terms of jersey sales--- and will be outright chastised on their twitter pages and SM feeds.

just sayin since Trump blew a hole in the rampart last year, more "fans" have been emboldened to hammer away vs. the general boycott.

now about Roger Goodell.... will this be his last year "wrecking the league?"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-involved-serious-human-rights-abuse-corruption/

Given that pedophilia has broken into public discussion and Twitter yesterday and today, I thought it was interesting that the White House published this executive order.

As we discussed yesterday, we don't really know all that is going on. I tend to think the Russia thing and the Cohen tape is in reaction to this.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

That should read "ON Twitter yesterday and today".

Pinandpuller

Why isn't it mandatory in schools to educate people about what Mohammed did to the Jews of Medina? That could be useful information.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

the clickbait about The Rat getting a second Nobel Prize.

You realized that was a parody, no?

Pinandpuller

I liked it when Levin asked a particular black caller last night if he took a knee at his government job and he said he had a Black Power sticker at his desk.

Old Lurker

MOROCCO????

Does she have any idea what White Sex Slaves are worth there when sold in the bazaar???

As father of two daughters, I am not joking one bit.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

That is a GREAT idea!!

I always wanted to visit there given my watching of "Adventures in Paradise" when I was a kid.

Here's the first episode. I still can hum the theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSuSMrmh1bA

Old Lurker

MM, tell her to work in the French Quarter of Quebec. She can get there by bus from home.

Kevlar Kid

i did CH. it still left a greasy film on my soul. :D

daddy

Ditto this, peter: "I strongly disagree w the advice to hang around for a few days after drop off. Go to orientation," then hit the road.

Peter,

For me I was able to go up a few weeks early to College and got a job pouring beer and making pizza's at The Bacchae before classes ever started. Maybe he could consider getting a part time job at Subway or some Coffee joint, so he'd make friends that way and have something to occupy him that'd keep him so busy that he'd be too busy to worry about being a stranger in a strange land. Dartmouth's part time jobs at the Campus Museum and in the Rare Book Section of the Library helped her not feel like a fish out of water.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

now about Roger Goodell.... will this be his last year "wrecking the league?"

I doubt it. Trump mocking King Roger the Pudgy's salary will trigger the dickhole Rooneys and Maras to dig in on their stupidity. It will be the greatest thing ever to have those clowns depend on the niggardly left, who underneath it all hates the sport, for support.

Outstanding bidness plan imo.

Kevlar Kid

Anyone remember that authentic cold beverage from "Canada Dry" called "Tahitian Treat"?

:D

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

When she said that my daughter noticed my reaction. We later were discussing what to do. I think I will enlist her father in dissuading her.

No joke. She's a big girl, VERY blonde, very liberal, and very outspoken. Visions of headchoppers and white slaves ran across my field of vision.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kevlar Kid,

I remember Tahitian Treat! We used to buy it for the kids when they were in middle and high school!

Captain Hate on the iPhone

"Tahitian Treat"?

Indeed I do. I think they still sell it.

Pinandpuller

Walter Ovenstone
5.0 out of 5 starsA topic as important as life itself!
July 18, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
That Dr Stanford proposes a very controversial rebuttal to Evolutionary Theory would be a gross understatement!. The subject matter is of such a ubiquitous nature as to be much more than just another small thread for Pro-Intelligent Design. It needs to be recognized as of greater scope and importance than just tit-for-tat, Evolution versus Intelligent Design arguments akin to Democrats versus Republicans. A little known claim that has not been made promulgated outside of a small, quiet and elite group of Population Geneticists, near-obscure, having received little or no publicity. Given the universal, widespread juggernaut of Evolution as the Prime Axiom around which our entire Western Civilization revolves, as deep, far, and wide as one can see, the virtual rule from which all measurements are taken, this small group of scientists are not likely to be shouting what they know from the housetops; too controversial, too sensational and alarming as it's devastation affects the entire human race!

https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Entropy-Mystery-Genome-Classroom/dp/0981631614/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527295490&sr=1-2&keywords=genetic+entropyhttps://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Account-theological-historical-scientific/dp/1921643919">https://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Account-theological-historical-scientific/dp/1921643919">https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Entropy-Mystery-Genome-Classroom/dp/0981631614/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527295490&sr=1-2&keywords=genetic+entropyhttps://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Account-theological-historical-scientific/dp/1921643919

Old Lurker

Good luck, MM.

That is a really really stupid idea for an American Snowflake to assume she will find her "Safe Place" in that hell hole, or any of the others in that region. "VERY Blond" will earn the guy who snatches her a nice bonus when he sells her off. And even if she is big enough for Wrestlemania, they have drugs which will handle that.

That girl needs to go read some books and open her eyes to the real world. Heck. Just watch Taken a few times and some of the other movies about American kids going to jails in that part of the world for acting like they are in their hometown colleges.

Boy do you have your hands full.

Extraneus

My brother and a female cousin went to Spain on a class trip when they were in high school, and a day trip to Morocco was part of the itinerary. My cousin was "manhandled," so to speak. This was decades ago.

Jane

MM,

Just say "no". When I was in HS my mother told me is I ever did heroin I would die. I never did heroin, altho I was offered it once. My mother told me if I went to Woodstock I could not go to college. I didn't go to Woodstock. Let her know you are serious. Sometimes it works. Who is paying? If it's not her, that's an easy out.

daddy

From MM's 04:57 Executive Order re: Trump:

the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”),

Does that have any connection with the Magnitsky thing that that Veselnitskaya Russian chick in the Kushner/Manafort/Trump Jr meeting was supposedly pushing, or is this apples/oranges?

henry

Pin, complexity has its own entropy once past trivial. I get that from Shannon (information theory) and Godel (completeness). Both math proofs. That another information system (aka DNA coding, secondary methylization of DNA etc) follows the proofs is not a surprise. Hell, something as stupid as bureaucracy and its companion regulation also follows entropy to increasing complexity (the very reason I am on the ledge"). It takes enormously more energy to cut regulatory excess than to create it. We may be doomed by the laws of nature. (Which is why no aliens are arriving, natural laws apply to ET the same as us).

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

"I hate Illinois Nazis."

Great movie.

I think they still sell Tahitian Treat here. I'll check when I go Krogering.

Of course, the Asian Farmer's Market sells all sorts of exotic drinks, too, so I may have seen it there.

I think that is one and the same Magnitszky dealio, daddy. Broward was raving about it on Varney of all places Thursday or Friday. And of course, McCain - War Zero was on about it in a tweet recently, too.

Captain Hate

Morocco doesn't have any special State Dept warnings but that was during the last days of the reign of Gaylord Focker the Wurst when it was the height of Islamophobia to issue warnings against the rock worshipping vermin.

Captain Hate

Correction that was during the Trump administration but the State department is still rife with bad advice.

JimNorCal

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Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Trump+and+Rona+Barrett+interview+36+years+ago&view=detail&mid=DAFBCDBC3B9FE2A4D266DAFBCDBC3B9FE2A4D266&FORM=VIRE

Trump interview with Rhona Barrett, 1980.

daddy

Just watch Taken a few times and some of the other movies about American kids going to jails in that part of the world

Remember this? Female 60 Minutes reporter raped in Tahrir Square in Egypt while Anderson Cooper was trying to get the "Arab Spring" crowd to praise President Obama for helping elect The Muslim Brotherhood. The media covered that rape up for a reason:

Lara Logan Confirms She Was Brutally and Repeatedly Raped in Egypt: Why Did the Media Think She Wasn't?

South African TV journalist Lara Logan, known for her shocking good looks and ballsy knack for pushing her way to the heart of the action, was brutally and repeatedly raped while a crowd of 200 celebrated the February 11 resignation of 30-year Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...

Thirty-nine-year-old Logan has long attacked Hollywood-lite reporters for their dumbing down of overseas violence -- at the same time using her Hollywood good looks and spotlight to push a more hard-hitting agenda.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Guys, you don't have to tell me about Morocco. I am well aware of the danger.

If she hadn't had a friend with her I would have started in on dissuading her, but one must be diplomatic and not embarrass her.

That is why I am going to discuss it with her father. Her mother is a lib and will think I am being xenophobic.

Isn't it amazing how international relations creeps into my everyday life?

narciso

This is the expanded list, israelis south africans what have you.

daddy

Miss M,

Make her read this story also: 03 April 2015: CBS correspondent Lara Logan back home after being hospitalized for fourth time this year while suffering effects of 2011 sex attack

The reporter, 43, had been admitted to hospital for the fourth time this year relating to the sexual assault she suffered in 2011.

lyle

I don’t think our newly betrothed will be technically “honeymooning” with lyle. I believe they are merely passing through my home burg on their way to a resort near Bend, OR, where the h-moon commences. This is all news to me, BTW. Neither of them mentioned it in our correspondence. I will certainly be offering my congrats. If any of your ears start burning around 5pm MDT on Thursday you’ll know why...😎

maryrose

MM:
I am sure a smarter head will prevail.
Who pays for her incidentals in college since she is on scholarship?
France would be a better experience or Montreal or Quebec City.
Does your daughter’s boyfriend still live in Mexico?

daddy

I think that is one and the same Magnitszky dealio, daddy.

Then that ought to make Lefty heads explode, no?

maryrose

Congratulations to Caro and Ed.

lyle

Send her to the French Quarter in Nawlins, MM. Close enough but I can tell you French is not the lingua...er, franca when I was there in March.

Jack is Back!

First, GUS, you are amazing. When I went to Carnastie on my first trip back in 1997, 2 years before the vanDeVelde meltdown, it was with 3 other guys. Two of them were scratch golfers, one was a +3 (ex-Pro), and pitiful me at a -6. No one made a par. Think about that. Shooting an 85 means you made more pars than the 4 of us. Truly a feat.

Now admittedly, we played from the tips, showing off to each other. That didn't work out. But it is the toughest test of golf in the world outside of Shinnecock, as is being demonstrated today. They had gusts up to 25mph at Carnastie today and you got under par rounds. At Shinnecock, it never go winds above 20mph in June, and Koepka eeeked out a +1 score to win.

Yet at Shinnecock, I have never had a par or bie rdie less round. Amazing. Carnastie should be just as difficult but it doesn't have the same hilly topography that can affect ball flight. Plus the upside down frying pan greens.

henry

Carter Page FISA, redacto absurdio.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/us/politics/carter-page-fisa.html

Extraneus

I finally got around to watching the CNBC Trump interview from Thursday. Sundance says it wasn't covered by any MSM outlets, and assumes that's because no bad soundbites could be extracted.

What I was watching for was any hint of him feeling besieged. Didn't see it. The man is still confident. He knows he's going down in American history as a transformational figure.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/20/extensive-cnbc-interview-with-president-trump-that-destroys-media-narrative/

Momto2

The crowd lined up to see V.P. Pence and Ga. GOP candidate Brian Kemp. This is in Macon, Ga. about an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

Looks like quite a crowd!

https://twitter.com/BrianKempGA/status/1020736347714347008

henry

Just the redacto, without the NYT spin:

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/95-carter-page-fisa-documents-foia-release/full/optimized.pdf

maryrose

Momto2:
That is good news.
I am feeling confident about the midterms and the future.

maryrose

Henry:
Who signed off on the FISA warrant.

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