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July 08, 2018

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mike in houston

first again?

boris

Soccer boys and walkaways getting out of the caves.

paladin2

Apparently 2 are out.

Captain Hate

Am I the only person not paying attention to the soccer story?

henry

CH, no. But the story is thrust upon us.

rse

Here is a live feed from oz that says six are out and shows a helicopter just lifting off. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-08/live-thai-cave-rescue-imminent/9948472

Captain Hate

henry,

Whoever arranged for that cave trip strikes me as being as dense as those clowns a few years ago traipsing on the Iran/Iraq border. Now a good man is dead because of it. So no, not interested at all.

rse

ch-apparently the coach organized it as a team building exercise after a game. One of the boys' gf was quoted as saying she had an angry phone call begging the boy not to go with team and coach because the rains could be coming.

Yes, it was stupid but that doesn't change the immensity of the technical challenge involved in both finding them in the first place or bringing any of them out alive.

The presence of a chinese diver makes me wonder if their expertise comes from flooded coal mines.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
25m25 minutes ago

The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!

Davod

From the previous thgread (One of three)

Another suggestion as to why the Rosenbergs were sentenced to death - The MIG 15.

Taken from this great July 8, 2018 American Thinker article 'America's Junk Weapons'
By J.R. Dunn:

"...It was all a mirage. The simple truth was that all the “science” and “technology” embodied by the MiG-15 came directly from Western sources. That outstanding engine was the Rolls-Royce Nene, built under a license granted in a fit a suicidal madness by the Atlee Labour government. And the rest…

The rest was a gift to the comrades by the Rosenberg spy network. Along with data on the Manhattan Project, Ethel and Julius also sent east anything else available. One member of the network was William Perl, a physicist and aeronautical researcher for the National Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Perl was the source of all kinds of swell material, including the full developmental data on the P-80, the first U.S. jet, but even more important, the wind tunnel data for the F-86.

This was nearly as important as the A-bomb material. In fact, it may have killed Ethel and Julius. Judge Irving Kaufmann, who handed down the death sentence, was beside himself over the fact that Americans were being killed in Korea using information turned over by the Rosenbergs even as the trial proceeded. This could only have referred to the F-86 data. (Perl himself lucked out, serving only two concurrent five-year terms for perjury...)"

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/americas_junk_weapons.html#ixzz5KfVEvBAH

Posted by: Davod | July 08, 2018 at 09:18 AM

henry
New thread

Davod

PS. Same article, but about the shooting down of Gary Power's U2 (I heard this many years ago during a lecture by Gary Power's):

"The B-70 went through an immensely successful test program. The USAF had an epoch-making aircraft on its hands, one that would render every other bomber immediately obsolete as soon as it was operational.

No matter – on March 28, 1961 the program was “reoriented” toward testing and development – a sneaky method of cancelling it without saying so.

The ostensible reason was that the downing of the U-2 over the USSR on May I, 1960 demonstrated that it was too vulnerable to Soviet SAMs. (In fact, it wasn’t until years later that the public learned the Gary Powers’ U-2 had flamed out at its cruising altitude of 70,000 ft. and had glided down to 40,000 ft. before is was struck by a SAM)..."

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/americas_junk_weapons.html#ixzz5KfZOoeKr

Davod

PPS:

Francis Gary Powers Jr. Spent many years talking about his father and the Cold War in general. He never stopped pushing to raise funds for a Cold War museum..

A Cold War Museum is now located at Vint Hill, Warrenton, Virginia. The museum has an interesting lecture program.

http://www.coldwar.org/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here is the explanation of the Secret Service being involved in the traffic accident investigation on I-66 outside of DC:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhlkHCHX0AAj2dK.jpg:large

narciso

Vint hill along with Arlington hall was one of the original decription stations for comint/nsa.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Lavrentiy Beria was Stalin’s vicious chief of State Security & the secret police who famously said:

"Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime!”

Quite astounding - and saddening - that Max Boot, born in the USSR to refusenik parents, channeled Beria against @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/oc68NFUNIg

— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) July 8, 2018

Headline and photo at link.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

For the record we just had a 4th of July table for our Republican club at our county celebration here in Florida 1/3 of the people who signed up to join the club were registered Democrats We were kind of shocked but we did have #walkaway at our table on a chalkboard It’s working! pic.twitter.com/495xvC6DCk

— Gigi Bowman #BlameBigPharmaNotGuns (@GigiBowman) July 7, 2018

Photos at link.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/395982-bookstore-owner-called-the-police-after-a-women-called-steve#.W0IV4T6gCyM.twitter

Davod

Adorama refuses service to Walkaway founder.

I used to buy my camera equipment from online Adorama.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-07/founder-movement-disillusioned-democrats-refused-service-new-york-electronics-store

sbw

Since I don't really get the whole Tariff thing

About “free trade”, cutting to the chase, Adam Smith said that it made sense to purchase products from countries where they could be produced most cost effectively.

Most pundits overlook the second half of Smith’s sentence: ... purchase with goods from your own country.

If the other country makes it difficult/expensive for you to sell your goods, then the apoplectic pundits are disingenuous.
--

My ire is saved for the media who focus their lens on today and not yesterday or tomorrow. They predict job losses, but do not consider previous job loss for being unable to trade and future job gains from real free trade.

They also focus on drop of soybean futures without considering they can be sold elsewhere -- there is still a decent market and they overlook changing crops next season.

The national media sucks!

cathyf on iPhone

Wow, stayed up last night and got up early this morning and am completely caught up on this thread and the last one— what am I going to do with myself LOL?

Off to watch WonderGirl sing at the Notre Dame mass, off to mass ourselves, then I think I’ll go pick blueberries. I made these yesterday and they were AWESOME!

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/fresh-blueberry-scones-recipe

I predict another batch since I left yesterday’s batch in South Bend with WonderBoy and WonderGirl...

Jane

The Thai rescue is one of my favorite stories in years. I started out hopeful and by yesterday was skeptical that anyone would survive. So today's drama is simply fabulous.

I just heard they are going to stop the rescues until tomorrow. If true, I assume it is so the divers can get some rest.

rse

On another issue https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-service-member-killed-2-wounded-insider-attack-afghanistan-n889621

Extraneus

Trump Freezes Billions In Obamacare Payments, Outraging Insurers

The payments are intended to help stabilize health insurance markets by compensating insurers that had sicker, more expensive enrollees in 2017. The government collects the money from health insurers with relatively healthy enrollees, who cost less to insure.

In a Saturday announcement, the CMS said the move was necessary because of a February ruling by a federal court in New Mexico, which found that the federal government was using an inaccurate formula for allocating the payments; it added that the trial court in New Mexico "prevents CMS from making further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program, including amounts for the 2017 benefit year, until the litigation is resolved."

...

The risk adjustment program of the Affordable Care Act redistributes funds from plans with lower-risk enrollees to plans with higher-risk enrollees, helping to ensure that sicker individuals can receive coverage by sharing the cost of covering them. The immediate impact of the decision will be to boost healthcare costs for millions of Americans even higher, unleashing even higher inflation for staples, at a time when the Fed is keeping a close eye on rising costs.

Someone asked the other day if the Founders would recognize the country today.

clarice feldman

Cathyf, next time you come to DC, come here and we'll cook together. I, too, love KAF.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Great Pieces, Clarice!

If I were a Democrat I would RUNAWAY from them. I don't believe they stand for a single thing that is good for America.

Suks tobu

Tariff and Populist wars on Joe Lunchbucket..

The Trump administration just keeps pushing their destructive repeal-and-sabotage agenda, no matter the cost to the American people,” said Brad Woodhouse, the director of Protect Our Care, an advocacy group that supports the health law. “Following through with this latest act of sabotage could raise rates f
or all consumers even more.”.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

I want to extend that last sentence.

Or is morally right.

Captain Hate

Adorama refuses service to Walkaway founder.

I used to buy my camera equipment from online Adorama.

I think Adorama has come down hard on the employee who refused service.

Beasts of England

Great Pieces, Clarice!! I missed the details, re: Hikind's response to Schumer. Funny that Dov would be telling Chuck kinda the same thing I told rich the other night - it's the economy. :)

Beasts of England

And speaking of NYC dems, She Guevara is pushing for trillions (plural) of new spending to fight climate change. But don't worry about the money - it will create millions (plural) of high-paying new jobs!!

Phase 1: Spend trillions
Phase 2: ???
Phase 3: Abolish profits

Captain Hate

Yes, it was stupid but that doesn't change the immensity of the technical challenge involved

Maybe it's a woman thing.

Moar Shunning and Shaming

Bannon joins a growing list of political figures associated with President Trump who have been confronted in public in recent weeks.

Protesters in Kentucky followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to his car while he was leaving a Louisville restaurant on Saturday, threatening to vote him out of office..

Captain Hate

Why was Sleepy Jeff still allowing this to happen?

https://www.weaselzippers.us/390276-judge-rejects-government-bid-to-reopen-cliven-bundy-case/

Tea Baggers sick hind tit

On March 20, 2010, the Tea Party and its allies staged a massive protest on Capitol Hill to oppose the Affordable Care Act. I was sitting on an exterior balcony, just off the House floor, a civil, even tranquil place where members of Congress chat amiably without partisan theatrics. Thousands of protestors were on the lawn, waving flags and pumping fists. Capitol Police officers didn’t interfere with their First Amendment rights and, instead, stood by quietly and respectfully.


Then all of a sudden, one of the protestors turned his back to us, leaned forward, lowered his pants and, in the common parlance, mooned us. Perhaps he believed the First Amendment gave him the right to expose his pale, scrawny derrière. Maybe he misread the Constitution as pledging to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posteriors,” instead of “our posterity.” In any case, I accepted his public display as revealing not his body part but what he really was.

Even worse that day was that crowd’s treatment of Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). As Congressman Lewis crossed the street, the civil rights legend, whose skull was fractured in 1965 during a protest march in Selma, was called unspeakable racial epithets near the Capitol Dome. Congressman Cleaver was spit upon by a protester.

The response by the “polite” right? Fox News went into a full production defense of the act of spitting on Cleaver, analyzing the physics and trajectory of the saliva as if it was the magic bullet in the Kennedy assassination. The commentators parsed the difference between intentionally spitting or shouting a word that incidentally generates spit..

Beasts of England

Here's the video of McCaskill getting off of her bus and being waved in by the parody ground crew guy!! lol

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/mccaskill-lands-in-troy.php

Miss Marple the Deplorable

.@WhiteHouse Chief of Staff, General John F. Kelly stops by to assist Bedminster staff in readjusting a huge American Flag...

“Once a Marine, always a Marine” pic.twitter.com/bviGulBPb4

— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) July 8, 2018

Photo at link.

clarice feldman

I was at the tea party assembly that day and the 10:48 account is an utter lie. The crowd was respectful and neat and despite Breitbart offering a substantial reward, no one ever sustained the outrageous lies by John Lewis. No one. Others here--Caro, Janet and Jane come to mind, will confirm my account of it.

Non-redemptive Birfers

Civility, in all humility, is practiced with hilarity not tranquility, for those with the ability.

Non-redemptive Birfers

That's the trouble with pathological liars. Even on those rare honest moments, no one believes you.

Jack is Back!

In other news, Ben Rhodes (M.F.A. Fiction Writing), can't help bragging about what a disaster he and his boss were for 8 years. Now, he is taking credit for the Cuban diplomatic catastrophe. Much to the chagrin of the Cuban Americans whose sons were murdered by Cuban Air Force over international waters.

I sure hope Benny Boy is one of the 42 Obama officials who Nunes wants to subpoena for testimony to House Intel committee.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/mother-of-brothers-to-the-rescue-victim-assails-ben-rhodes/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

Of all of the criminals associated with Obama, Rhodes os one of the ones I most want to see in the hot seat.

The other is John Brenann.

Bag Man

Ghouliani lying through sh'tfilled teeth on This Week again

Jack is Back!

Your Latin Phrase of the Day:

Post paucas horas Caesar Asiam cepit.

Applies to the way Trump is winning over the WalkAwayers.

MM,

Ben speaks up just as the Dems in S. Florida see a ray of sunshine in taking Ros-Lehtinen's seat. narciso can let us know how that interview will resonate among the Cuban community down there.

Jane

One of my biggest memories of that day was a Capital police guy told us that after the Obama inauguration the trash was up to their knees. After the Tea party rally things were clean as a whistle.

Man Tran and Mrs Man Tran wear there as well as Jean and others.

Ralph L

next time you come to DC, come here and we'll cook together

Don't do it! You'll get stuck with a Thermomix!

Bag Man

Douchewitz follows Ghouliani

Bwaahaaahaaahaaaaahaabwaaahaaa

Bag Man

How does Douche make canary-yellow choppers?

maryrose

Clarice:
Wonderful article today.
Hopefully it will encourage more Dems to walk away. You are correct wrt the 2010 Obamacare event.Their supposed victory then is now in tatters. Defunding the insurance company is long overdue.
Frau:
Yes, Lourdes was truly inspirational as was Notre Dame.
I looked for Daddy’s cafe nearby and believe I spotted it.
I tried Escargot, didn’t like it and Mussels which I did like.
The cheese crepe I had was delicious as were the bagette and especially the raspberry gelato. We traveled by planes trains and automobiles and even rode the metro in Paris.
The tour bus was great for seeing the French countryside of Burgundy and Normandy.
Did not make it to the beach.
Wonderfully inspirational trip.

Beasts of England

After only a few hours, JiB!! :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/07/07/trump-my-responsibility-is-to-select-a-justice-who-will-faithfully-interpret-the-constitution-as-written/

This has both the video of the President's Weekly Address and also the transcript.

As an aside regarding the selection of a new justice, I am willing to go with ANYONE on that list he gave out beofre Gorsuch was names.

I find it reprehensible that certain conservative's are just now choosing favorites, accusing some of being squishy, etc.

Those complaints were not surfacing when the list came out, so in my opinion this is just another way to complain about Trump by manufacturing a controversy.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

"If, like me, you are a connoisseur of leftist hand-wringing and inability to fathom how they find themselves accountable to voters, yet stuck with a crazy base that will punish them for reflecting the values of their constituents, then this little article will bring a smile to your face."

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/sunday_schadenfreude_new_york_times_warns_its_readers.html

IMO the best thing they could do would be to resign and save them selves the trouble.

Michael (fpa P4F) ... Stop the Witch Hunt - Stop the Coup !

Clarice - Thanks for another great edition of your Sunday morning "Pieces" for our reading pleasure.


_ _ _ _ _ _ _

btw . . .
The heaping pile of lies that was dumped here at 10:48 is the latest bunch of bullsh*t from that execrable leftist moron, Dana Gilbert Ward of Phelan, California.

Poor little Dana has nothing of value to offer, so he makes up wild stories that are completely unrelated to reality, and laces them with the foul language that marks his particular form of garbage.


maryrose

Pagar:
Excellent article and great comments!

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

From the 'you can't make it up column'
or more likely the; totally insane column.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/what_was_strzok_doing_investigating_for_the_fbi_without_a_security_clearance_comments.html#disqus_thread

"BREAKING: Strzok himself posed a national security risk while he was investigating Trump & his campaign aides for national security threats. Strzok flunked a 2016 internal polygraph by FBI, yet retained access to TS/SCI classified info & continued to run 2 major espionage probes

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 6, 2018"

Miss Marple the Deplorable

pagar,

This is SO reminiscent of 1968. I was living in West Berlin, but watching the shenanigans from afar was just astounding.

By 1972, the left managed to get George McGovern nominated, and that didn't work out well for them at all.

Tim Geithner

Wards here, Cynthia must be off whoring somewhere.

Dana Ward hates us more than he loves his wife.

Sad little man.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Retweeted by President Trump:

Today's report: Hispanic jobs hit another record, unemployment at an all-time low. Of 9 months in history under 5% jobless for Latinos, 8 of them have been in last year under Pres Trump!!

My article on this topic from May, when streak was then 6 of 7... https://t.co/iT7CR96amn

— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) July 6, 2018
rse

mussels are extraordinarily easy and cheap to cook at home. I used to do a typical white wine tomato garlic sauce but have switched to a thai coconut milk red curry paste alternative that is even better.

cathy- i have a recipe for chilled blueberry bisque I have made this summer that has a dollop of lime sherbert added at end if you want another idea.

ch-maybe it is as my daughters care and hubby doesn't really apart from being glad they were out when I mentioned it. He did know elon musk had sent engineers.

rse

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-08/first-boys-rescued-from-thai-cave/9956044 confirms four are out, not six.

And no, I did not post to annoy ch and possibly henry.

maryrose

Glad to hear the most at risk boys are out.
Hopefully all will be freed soon.

Extraneus

Doesn't annoy me. Maybe it's cause I have a touch of claustrophobia that makes it kind of horrifyingly captivating to think about. Like those miners in Chile. [Shudder]

rich

>>>Funny that Dov would be telling Chuck kinda the same thing I told rich the other night - it's the economy. :)

Posted by: Beasts of England | July 08, 2018 at 10:33 AM<<<

we'll see. he also enumerated Trump's support for Israel and moving the embassy to Jerusalem and the district he represents in NY went overwhelmingly to Trump. he has also supported republicans before ... think of him as the first elected dem for the #walkaway movement.

clarice feldman

Still, it is something to come out of the Dem closet, I think.

rich

https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_U.S._Congress_incumbents_who_are_not_running_for_re-election_in_2018

25 current house republicans are not seeking reelection and not running for a different office-including the speaker of the house

Extraneus

Durbin compares separated illegals to Thai kids stuck in cave.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/08/durbin-kids-detained-border-thai-cave/

Kevlar Kid

"They also focus on drop of soybean futures without considering they can be sold elsewhere -- there is still a decent market and they overlook changing crops next season."

The pundits are likely NOT to understand "shorting", a vital market play that's made serious profit for small farmers (like me back in the day).

We'd get together and buy on dips (group of 7), adding the futures contract to what we had in the elevator, and sell when it meant profit.

It involved risk and wasn't a slam dunk. But we were all following market and weather trends around the world.

Only a fool sells real crops at a loss. And only a fool will believe that a futures price in constant rise will spell good fortune for them no matter how much they decide to plant (more costs more--- does the futures price mean fuel, fert, machinery costs, all go up too? duh.)


Not many people know that the grain futures market in the US was created, at least in part, to benefit people who dealt grain from one end of the supply chain to the other.

And yes, there's communist politics at every turn re our language:

Speculation, bias, prejudice, and ethnocentrism---> these have all been turned into "dirty words" when in fact these can be NEGATIVES or POSITIVES.

We prejudice our kids against strangers and their candy. We are biased toward comparisons of two competing prices on the same product: lower-good; higher-bad.

Speculating on the price of cotton, coffee, etc.... good or bad. Profit or loss. Gambling? The secret intent of all gamblers is to lose. Not saying futures is a lily white font of purity.

People intelligent enough to use the futures market, currency markets, and stock market to build personal/institutional wealth and capital understand this.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/985070/brexit-news-donald-trump-usa-trade-deal-theresa-may-eu

President Trump is ready to offer Theresa May a zero tariff trade deal in order to hasten Brexit and foster the special relationship, according to this story.

THAT should certainly get Merkel upset!

rich

great pieces this morning clarice.

sbw

Attended my first Jewish wedding yesterday, a close friend, our son’s age, of Christian American background married a sharp, delightful, lovely first gen immigrant girl of Russian extraction who had grown up on a kibbutz.

Every single word of the service was worth hearing. Proud to have been there.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

"Durbin compares separated illegals to Thai kids stuck in cave.

...and US military to Nazi murderers.

Kevlar Kid

"“Once a Marine, always a Marine” "

i know of 3 "always a Marine" types here in Zerkeley who trade on their *PAST* experience to enhance their cred as "progressives."

Kevlar Kid

Senator Dustbin is brain-compromised like that Famous Combat Pilot of the Vietnam era.

Eye Doctor


The Deep State Finds Its Next Target
https://spectator.org/the-deep-state-find-its-next-target/

Kevlar Kid

"Every single word of the service was worth hearing."

We've attended our fair share of formal Jewish weddings here in Zerkeley. Our son Levon's friend circle pre-high school was made up of Blacks, Jews, and Mexxykaynoz.

The most breathtaking wedding ever attended was in 1982 Carbondale Ilnoy. Hindi. Bengali dialect. Parents had the resources to close caption the entire ceremony, so non-speakers could follow closely.

Absolute meaning, focus, and purpose focused on joining families--- a means of survival and fostering bounty through new children becoming adults, and bringing children into the world.

I love weddings. As long as they aren't mine. :D

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Has Little Dick Durbin released the Koskinen emails yet or explained their relationship?

The more I think about federal prosecutors trying to move forward on the Bundy case even after the judge scorched them, the more I think Sessions is in way over his head in terms of reining in a rogue department.

Kevlar Kid

Zero-tariff trade deal vs. lifetime bootlicking with EU.

Would May's enemies in Parliament (even if they are anti-Brexit) allow her government to survive either way? i think she and Berzerkel Merkel are in trouble.

They're trying to get deals through their trade "weenies". We seem to be in the hands of the Man who's driving this American bus....DJT. Advantage: America.

Jane

"Strzok flunked a 2016 internal polygraph by FBI,"

Now that's a question I'd ask on Thursday!

sbw

That’s it, Kev.

Eye Doctor

Former coaches, wrestlers, and colleagues rush to defend Rep. Jim Jordan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/former-coaches-wrestlers-and-colleagues-rush-to-defend-rep-jim-jordan

Kevlar Kid

Taking a MAGA bow this morning. Got some great news a moment ago.

Our son's best friend stayed here in the Bay Area. Supposedly he's got some kind of memory disorder that affected his aspirations re college.

Intelligent, emotionally intuitive young man. Great values. Endured a guidance counseling system that "tracked" him into "special education." He's also African American. Comes from a distinguished professional fam here in Berkeley.

Our young friend decided to make a run at joining the electricians apprentice program through IBEW.

Requires completing a classroom training component. Have to score a passing grade on a basic algebra exam. Math was never something Jon did well at. The courses just moved to fast.

So he let me know of his plan but felt he needed to get better at AL Jeebra.

Volunteered to spend 3 hours a week working problems with him for 3 months.

Bought 2 copies of Schaum's Outline Series.

We'd sit down and complete acouple of pages of practice problems after a quick overview of theory and methods.

We'd work on a problem at the same time sitting across from each other; then share the result.

We'd share the method we used to get to the answer. Over and over. No time pressure.

His speed of execution and his accuracy grew as his confidence level soared.

He received a perfect score on his math portion.

He passed the qualifying test. He is in the Apprentice Program. His parents are over-the-moon about his newfound abilities.

There son is now deciding to use his earnings to finance his way through a four-year degree program at Cal State East Bay.

Reveal mystery and the rest is hystery, baby.

MAGA! One young person at a time.

Hooray for us.

clarice feldman

Wonderful,KK.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Kev,

That is wonderful news!

My brother is a retired electrician having worked IBEW all his career. He was able to retire in his late 50's and be the househusband for his wife, who is still working as an attorney.

He dropped out of Purdue because he didn't like academic life and chose to be an electrician instead. He loved the work, the variety, etc.

Congratulations to your young friend, and especially to you for tutoring him!!

sbw

WOuld have said “Wonderful, Kev” but Clarice said it first.

Captain Hate

Good job, KK; I spent some time tutoring math at the local community college and it's a great feeling to see the light go on. Math is so much a step by step process that if one step is partially or entirely misunderstood, bad things will subsequently happen. I would always construct alternative problems to make sure that the student truly grasped the concept at hand.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Hooray for you and your study buddy, KKid.
xxx

Kevlar Kid

Reposting from early a.m on the last thread. Good primers on Rep Nunes’ upcoming sortie into the Deep State.

Who’s on the list and who’s not.

Looks like he’s going after the smaller fish first. I don’t see how Rice, Powers, Jarrett survive this. Or Clinton.

Good roundup and more links to the Devin Nunes' call up of 42 "names" for congressional testimony on FISA. Includes names and their Deep State job assignments.

https://themarketswork.com/2018/07/06/the-nunes-list-forty-two-names-referred-growing/

A timeline for the back and forth between Nunes and Rosenstein.

https://themarketswork.com/2018/07/05/devins-journey-rule-of-law-cold-anger/

Kevlar Kid

Thanks, Everyone!

I'll pass the kudos on to Jon. I've always told him that what we achieve has ripple effects way outside of our immediate spheres of influence.

That's y'all.

Kevlar Kid

CH--- about that "light" going on. i never tire of being witness to it.

right now most of the light that's going on is with our college man.... he's paying rent, working 3 jobs, training for basketball, and maintaining a serious love relationship. a dress rehearsal for the bedlam that awaits after college?

then it will be back to the grind of parabolas, equations, and lit papers in the fall. a whole new set of lamps for him to light.

Wouldn't trade this last round of child-rearing for world. ;)

Kev

Strawman Cometh

Great work KK.
This young man could maybe open some eyes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbP33yl_kT4

Kevlar Kid

In case you weren't able to get to the Comments section of this Sunday's "Pieces", here's the first comment:

"Countryman • 8 hours ago [hush]​[hide comment]
A white Democrat lady commenting on the Walkaway movement at the Huffington Post the other day:
Out on the road the other day, I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper-stickers. One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, "Don't tread on me." This left me very confused.

Reading between the lines, what she was thinking was:
"I can't understand why our Negroes are running away from our beautiful plantation. I mean, we feed them, give them quarters far away from the Big House where they can do whatever they please, they don't have to work, we give them medicine to help them forget their troubles, and we invite some of them at times to entertain us. We've been very good masters to them. What is the world coming to?"

clarice feldman

KK, I think the comment glitch has been fixed.

Kevlar Kid

Thanks for the link, Strawman.

Jon is working at a DHL terminal at the OAK airport. 80 per cent black work crews there. They're exposing border fugitives who have fake id's and socials. Not being reported.

Kevlar Kid

Dint know there'd been a glitch.

i thought to post that first one in case peeps dint have time to go to the comments section.

Captain Hate

training for basketball

When I was going to grad school, if I had Saturday classes I would make a point to play hoops in the open gym where a lot of the campus employees would play. They were all good guys and they were fun but competitive games. One day this young tall guy showed up who was obviously much more talented than the rest of us. But he was a nice guy and tried not to punish us codgers too much. He just went by the name of Lucky and came up to me as I was leaving and said that he had a schollie but was worried he wouldn't be able to cut it academically. I told him that it was a good first step to tell me he was concerned about it because that put him on a higher level than the goofballs who wouldn't address it. Second, the school wouldn't have given him a schollie unless they thought there was a reasonable chance of him succeeding. Finally don't fall behind in your class work because it will be very difficult to play catch up and if you're worried about specific classes your coach will arrange for tutors to make sure you comprehend the subject matter.

I never knew his real name but really hope he was successful.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://amgreatness.com/2018/07/08/youre-not-a-member-robinson-beat-it/

Above discusses Jonah Goldberg's debate style with a critic.

And then, to further discuss it, there is this:

https://amgreatness.com/2018/07/08/the-confusion-of-jonah-goldberg-pt-viii/

Kevlar Kid

Press persecution (d Souza, Rosen) under Obama, but to libbie fascists like Margaret Atwood Trump's criticism of MEDIA is a bridge too far.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/22428

Kevlar Kid

If Pope Che is already saying stuff like this, just think what he'll do as a flak vest for scAMLO in MexxyKo.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/07/pope-francis-warns-against-turning-earth-into-vast-pile-of-rubble-deserts-and-refuse

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.wcvb.com/article/jetblue-flight-attendants-come-to-dogs-rescue-on-flight-to-worcester/22082326

narciso

And yet there is not a single to Jesus, in all that folderall, his just the nrdcs man in the vatican.

Captain Hate

The JetBlue attendants serve as a good counterbalance to the heartless United (?) dolts who suffocated the mini bulldog a month or so ago. I still question the wisdom of bringing a canine on an overly packed flight, which all of them now are; but that's a rant for another time.

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