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December 13, 2016

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buccaneer morgan

Just release the data into the worldwide web, did they not see winter soldier?

Texas Liberty Gal

Benjacko - I'm a Texan and absolutely love Perry! I can't remember one time being upset about anything he did. And he's done a wonderful job with the economy by making Texas business friendly. Also has been very solid on social issues. I'm glad Trump has made him Energy Sec not only because I know he'll do a wonderful job but it also affords him the opportunity to make up for his "gaffe". I'd love to see him as President someday. He'd make a good one.

JM Hanes

Dr. Weevil:

Interesting morsel about "polar errors." The mind can work in mysterious ways, can't it?

For a disconcerting period of time, I'd be pulled up short when I realized that a passage I was reading made zero sense. On backtracking I'd discover that where I had read something like "popular," the text actually said "proximate." I assumed it was age related, and worried about mistakes I didn't notice which might dramatically alter the import of what I was reading. I eventually told my AbFab daughter about the anxiety which other memory related errors induced. Thank goodness I fessed up, because she almost immediately recognized my problems as a side effect of a drug I was taking, at the time. Having eliminated that medication, everything I read and write now makes perfect sense over the rainbow and through the woods again.

All of which I mention to suggest that older folks should not assume the onset of sundry memory/cognitive problems is just an unavoidable function of aging. Sometimes, as in my case, it remediable issue; in other instances it may be a symptom of other problems worth checking out -- sooner rather than later!

In any case, it intrigues me that I never did see any discernible pattern in the particular substitutions my brain was making, although there probably was one.

Somewhere over the river of consciousness.

Possibly no pattern, JMH; the rational you assumes rationality in the substitution, but it is more likely an irrational process. Heh, but characteristic of you to wonder.

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Jack....you struck me as a fellow whack LOL The first day I showed up to play (5'9 195) the captain looked at me and said "Son, you're a hooker but so is your girlfriend. Go line up over there."

The rest is history. Our nemesis was a Chicago club--- The Lions. The first time I ever punched anybody in an organized sports contest was 2nd year when I broke a guy's eye socket because he bit into my ear in a loose scrum. Our number 8 saved my bacon because I'd thrown a brick atta beehive. Took 20 minutes for the refs and the hapless campus security dudes to break it up.

San Miguel... that's pinoy beer ennit? Damn good too as I recall. Was partial to the dark. Has it held up over time? Some brands have turned into real swill... like some dem Mezzkin beers... Tecate and Dos Equis used to be good. My dad turns his nose up at em now. and he's a beer drinker who says "There's only 2 kinda beer--- good and real good." In South Bend we were slaves to Old (Dog) Style.

The most violent rugby matches were between the French and Spanish sides. You'd think every cheezer was the second coming of Napoleon.

The vitriol of the Spanish fans for the french groupies was palpable. In Barcelona I stayed with a Spanish family. My hostess was a superb cook and fattened me up on a lamb stew. The first night I was hankerin for some bread and asked "Wouldja happen to have some french bread for me to dip in this juice?"

Her husband laughed and asked his wife in perfect spanish. She replied to him peeling her teeth as if she was gonna spit blood out her eyeballs--- "No tenemos NADA francais!" (We have nothing french!!)

Ooookie dokie. My francophile roomate back at school later that spring explained it all. I had no idea. The hubby had said with a grin "We're out."

PD

Megyn Kelly has a segment on the death of Alan Thicke, who was with his 19-year-old son when he had a heart attack. Uses it to seque into "I lost my own dad at a young age" and by the way this is covered in my new book. Classy.

buccaneer morgan

So the UN discontinued Lynda carter's gig for the $stupidest reasons

Miss Marple the Deplorable

buccaneer morgan,

I informed my sister while baking today about the Anti-Trump storyline in Rogue One, based n the tweets of the writers.

She said that was it, she wasn't going to see it, even though for years she has gone to every Star Wars movie with her daughter.

I was pleased. Less money in Disney's coffers.

MAGA!

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Mejyna never fails to disappoint. What a vampire.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Janet,

That deplorable line infuriated me, so much I ordered a T-shirt and wore it around.

Also my sister got one and did the same. Also a friend and her husband.

I was going to vote against Hillary from the start. Trump is the one who gave me someone to vote FOR. I love the guy.

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MM--- your work there is done.

JM Hanes

Kim (I'm assuming?):

"Possibly no pattern"

Well, there's that. :-) I do stumble somewhat over the concept of true randomness, but I also think the capacity of the brain to entertain both rational and irrational propositions is really quite miraculous. Ditto our ability to imagine that which does not exist -- and indeed that which cannot, in fact, exist.

lurkersusie

The army under Obama

Kurt Schlichter – Verified account ‏@KurtSchlichter

General Mattis, this should be easy to fix Day One. https://twitter.com/robmarshall1776/status/808846338502881280
5:32 PM - 13 Dec 2016

PD

Is there actually an anti-Trump story line in the movie, or just rumors to that effect?

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Janet - I half expected to hear that Donald Trump was the pilot of his own airplane. And he has not stopped since.

My husband remarked that Trump relives the election with each of his victory audiences who *relish* the retelling. It's like sitting around the camp fire to hear the "stories of our people."

...There was a very narrow path to victory!

Hahahahahaha...

Captain Hate

Did anybody on Team Curb Dive ever confront the drunk witch with just how stupid that deplorable comment was? I'm guessing not and it's something about which the MFM is exhibiting their usual uncuriosity.

buccaneer morgan

Meagain who ,and the electors who removed all doubt are up to 40

Miss Marple the Deplorable

KK,

What is hilarious is that my sister, a retired Catholic art teacher, is absolutely and totally on the Trump Train.

She loves Mad Dog! She loves T. Rex! She is happy about no press conferences with the horrible media! She thinks Melania is cool. She likes the kids. She loves the Golden Elevators.

It's hilarious, as she was originally one who thought herself a democrat. No more!

Makes me quite happy!

cheerleader

Who did Markle Vin think should be SoS?

PD

Did anybody on Team Curb Dive ever confront the drunk witch with just how stupid that deplorable comment was?

Perhaps Mika offered her completely objective and completely unbiased, and, oh, by the way, compietely independent journalistic "advice" to the campaign?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

PD,

Actual. The writers posted about it on Twitter.

buccaneer morgan

I skimmed the novelization of the prequel and it didn't have that feel, I suppose krennic the death star manager.

Incoming!

Heh, the Energy Department has refused Trump's transition team the information it requested.

See Watts Up.

caro

I think natives say it more like Wisgonsin...with a very soft G sound.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frau,

What a good description! Indeed, I enjoyed hearing it relived, along with his original reaction to the perceived loss, the kids calling him, and Melania telling him she knew he would win no matter what the exit polls said.

Just loved it, and "campfire tales" is a good description.

PD

The writers posted anti-Trump tweets of their own, yes, but what is the story line in the movie that's anti-Trump?

Disney CEO says it's untrue, which I'd expect him to say. What is the evidence, from people who've seen it?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

PD,

I will have to go look.

Back in a second.

Neo

ALAN THICKE
DEAD AT 69

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-writers-get-political-will-anti-trump-tweets-hurt-rogue-one-949023

http://heatst.com/entertainment/star-wars-writers-anti-trump-rants-may-hurt-rogue-one-at-the-box-office/


You can judge for yourself, PD. I think the writers were pretty clear on their opinions.

cheerleader

When the rumor that Tillerson was the choice first surfaced, part of it was that John Bolton was going to be made his deputy. I wonder what happened to that part.

Dave (in MA)
Hillary was a lazy, washed out dish rag.
Sounds like a line from an unpublished Captain Beefheart lyric.
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MM---- don't doubtcha for a minute. I am still close to more than a few fellow grads from my catlick high school class. 100% Trump-torians!

gentlejim

Hillary was a lazy, washed out dish rag.

Janet,
I know where you were going with this, but I can't quite get on board since an old dish rag has served a useful purpose. If there were a dried up, old, nasty, smelly and unlikeable item out there that hasn't previously served a useful purpose I'll agree.

;)

buccaneer morgan

They had one job, 'you maniacs' (channeling Carlton Weston)

gentlejim

We can't even use Iggy's boots as an example.

Hillary will never be Iggy's boots.

:)

PD

MM, thanks.

So far what I'm seeing is clear anti-Trumpism in the writer tweets. I'm still not seeing how this makes its way into the movie, if it does. There are the writer statements that the empire is a white supremacist organization, but that seems like an anti-Trump story line only if one agrees that Trump is a white supremacist, which is silly. I guess you could say they are alleging in the movie that Trump's a white supremacist. Not really persuaded yet.

PD

Whoa, Dave. Surely you're not suggesting that Hillary looks like a trout mask replica? Let's not insult the mask!

buccaneer morgan

Well tony gilroy is the scribe behind the Bourne tales and the insufferable movie length law and order episode 'Michael clayton'

jimmyk

I agree with Janet at 9:46. Hillary did herself in by being ... Hillary. The only people who followed Wikileaks were political junkies whose minds were largely made up.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

PD,

My opinion is that regardless of what they intended when they first wrote the movie script, because they decided to tell everyone that the storyline was anti-Trump, they do not get a pass.

I am not going to see it.

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"Heh, the Energy Department has refused Trump's transition team the information it requested.

See Watts Up."

So that's the DOE cordwood's opening move? It doesn't drown out the sound of the shredders.

*Someone* inside is going to invest in their own job security and funnel it to the TT.

cheerleader

Quite a while ago, I watched a video on youtube by styxhexenhammer666, who seems to be on the inside track wrt Wikileaks, and he went to great lengths to explain the difference between hacked material and leaked material and said that Wikileaks doesn't traffic in hacked material.

lurkersusie

Janet this is for you.

Verified account ‏@CassandraRules

‘#DeploraBall’ Sells Out in 24 Hours, Clinton Supporters Convince Venue to Back Out http://wearechange.org/deploraball-sells-24-hours-clinton-supporters-convince-venue-back/ … @JackPosobiec @Cernovich

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Successful parenting is finding Captain Beefheart on your kid's ipod.

PD

I like the Bourne movies. Perhaps I had the advantage of seeing them before reading any of the books. Since the movies bear only the most tangential relationship to the books, I suppose had I been exposed to the books first, then the movies, I'd have been lamenting that the movies weren't like the books. As it is, I just see them as separate sets of stories about a guy who lost his memory. :-)

cheerleader

PD, I guess that's why one of her nicknames is "Me Again".

PD

Beefheart drummer Cliff Martinez also wrote the score to the movie Solaris (the Goerge Clooney version). I like that critically-panned movie, too. Much of that is because I really liked the Martinez score. Of course, it also had First Lady Kirkman in it.

buccaneer morgan

They are certainly a different product, and the technical artistry can't be denied

JM Hanes

Ha! Here's the link: Energy Department Refuses President-Elect Trump Request for Information. Air traffic controllers, anyone? This is going to be fun to watch!

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter

THanks, lurkersusie!

Naomi & the girls didn't get tickets because it sold out so fast. They were all so disappointed.

How awful is it that Clarendon Ballroom backed out from Dem. pressure. Oh my goodness.
They are thugs.

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re: DeploraBall venue change

The EmoCrat-Proggoz continue to leave their pinchedd loaves all over their moral high ground.

Captain Hate

Wow, so one of Bezos's turd employees decided to get some of Curb Dive's delusional supporters, whom his trash paper misinformed would win in a landslide, agitated that people might want to have fun supporting the new President and couldn't allow that to happen. I hope Trump cancels every press pass of those infantile losers.

cheerleader

From lukersusie's link

“Some still wonder why Trump won, and now you have the answer. We can’t even have a party – open to everyone, including liberals, gays, blacks, Latinos, whites, women, men, trans, and everyone else – without having Hillary supporters harass the venue owner to shut us down,” Cernovich told We Are Change.

PD

Doesn't Clarendon have some sort of contractual obligation that they have to fulfill?

buccaneer morgan

They suggest a competence us intelligence isn't known , plus an antiamerican tilt.

buccaneer morgan

She was also in ronin right?

PD

Right.

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter

Clarendon Ballroom is really close to where I live.

Last year my whole neighborhood went bonkers because a gun shop was gonna rent retail space nearby. The thugs won. No gun shop.

So now a year later the space is still empty. No business, no jobs, the owner of the small shopping center is out a tenant.

It really is sickening.
A small bunch of loud, grumpy, dictators get their way. No skin in the game...just shutting everyone else down.

Captain Hate

This is going to be fun to watch

Being fired with cause really looks good on a resume.

buccaneer morgan

I liked the previous iteration, legacy because 1)Rachel weitz 2) no daamon.

There should be more adaptations of stanislaus lam in general.

cheerleader

Frau, your husband nailed it. I've heard PE Trump tell the Victory Night story before, and when he retold it again tonight, I found it just as enthralling as the first time he told it.

Buckeye

Another installment of the "Badass Berklee Bass Babes"

https://youtu.be/V4qTeKo8xRw

Kid playing guitar got it goin' on. Gets really good little past the 2 minute mark.

lurkersusie

Janet,

Hopefully they find another venue. Hillary supporters
are sore losers.They need to grow the F up.

JimNorCal

Leftie Todd Gitlin wrote that rebels are rarely, perhaps never, eager to revolt. Far more commonly they are pushed to the wall, even through the wall before rising up out of desperation.
He was excusing and propagandizing for the Viet Cong.

Although the deplorables are not being widely executed in the street, there is a sense that our back is to the wall, no? (btw, RIP LaVoy Finicum)
Is it safe to put a Trump sticker on your car?
Can you wear a MAGA hat in public?
Can you express support for Repubs at work around the water cooler? Maybe in some areas of the country.

Can you rent a venue for a Deplorables Ball? Not in DC, it appears.
Troubling.

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My youngest son at age 3 would cover his eyes and shout "Don't see me!" when I'd enter a room to find him engaged in nefarious activity. (He was an inventive little cuss.)

Reminds me of the Dept. of Energy insubordinance re the list of names and affiliations.

"Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said Tuesday the department will not comply.

“Our career workforce, including our contractors and employees at our labs, comprise the backbone of (the Energy Department) and the important work our department does to benefit the American people,” Burnham-Snyder said.

“We are going to respect the professional and scientific integrity and independence of our employees at our labs and across our department,” he added. “We will be forthcoming with all publicly available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.”

Are you shittin' me? It's not only time to drain the swamp. It's time harpoon anything that moves.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

narciso - the official Stanislaw Lem site:
http://english.lem.pl/

I had "Solaris" in German when it was not yet available in English. "Return From the Stars" is a good read. A cosmonaut returns to find that violence and risky behaviors have been eliminated from humans.

1978 Pirx movie in Spanish:
El test del piloto Pirx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H42eiqBfUVE

buccaneer morgan

Right, what prompted the sds to move to direct action again, there was practically no violence in batista's first year, the mir rose in the allende period, not after.

JM Hanes

Cyberiad!

buccaneer morgan

Seems like Joe haldeman cribbed parts of forever war from this, I remember one story about insect sized drones.

buccaneer morgan

There is so much original material out there, yet they regurgitate old material poorly.

lyle

Late night confession: I love the Bourne movies. Dammit! 😬

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"Although the deplorables are not being widely executed in the street, there is a sense that our back is to the wall, no? (btw, RIP LaVoy Finicum)
Is it safe to put a Trump sticker on your car?
Can you wear a MAGA hat in public?
Can you express support for Repubs at work around the water cooler? Maybe in some areas of the country.

Can you rent a venue for a Deplorables Ball? Not in DC, it appears.
Troubling. "

The EmoCrat-Proggoz have no idea how childish they are as a demographic spanning the voting age spectrum.

They remind me of the toddler courting disaster as s/he wobbles along the edge of a high porch. Disaster doesn't strike due to the watchful parent who continuously redirects their movements away from the edge and towards safety of the center confines.

And they grow up safely as the everpresent parental influence redirects them.

The EmoCrat-Proggoz wobble along doing their government and "non-profit" good works jobs courtesy of party patronage. But they are clueless about the redirection.

That force keeps them safe, keeps them from getting their heads split open by raw resentments their "work on behalf of others" (similar to what the DOE 'spokesperson' said about the climate do-gooders) inspires in those whom their party agenda marginalizes and supresses.

The periodic election of a Reagan or a Trump redirects the EmoCrat-Proggoz away from danger because men like those two are driven by a desire and a rational conviction about civil society.

That desire and conviction is to 'expand the pie' for the good of all, to increase benefits earned by genuine creation of material value through industriousness and disciplined efforts of private citizens.

Failure to do so? The toddler is left to go off the side of the porch to the rocks below and obvious pain and suffering, maybe even death.

Then, there's this:

http://philosophyofmetrics.com/the-risk-of-genocide-against-the-liberal-left-freepom/#more-4679

I wonder if even the tiniest minority of EmoCrat-Proggoz would ever entertain the idea that Donald Trump was the *peace candidate* in this recent presidential election?

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Bourne fans: Damon or Renner? I preferred Renner.

buccaneer morgan

The back story of the original was probably to convoluted to adapt to today's medium. He was a far eastern studies prof whose family is somehow killed, so he joins this foreign legion of mercy and criminals who are waging the Vietnam war unconventionally, he takes the name of one of those criminals, subsequently he is recruited to seek out Carlos, and somewhere along the line he gets amnesia.

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Ah... ProgEmoCratz... or PECs... works for now.

buccaneer morgan

Runner despite his sjw fixation, seems to be a better fit. Legacy also tackled a scientific way these reflexes could be cultivated

buccaneer morgan

I wouldn't use loaded words like 'genocide' hegemony, domination is sufficient.

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Number of countries bombed by Bush Sr & Jr combined: 6
Number of countries bombed by Obama: 7

buccaneer morgan

Odd for a peace prize winner,

Ot, the Brits will be investigating a 1,000 casualties in northern Ireland but not the one plus British casualties.

buccaneer morgan

Seeing who one khomeini loving 'moderate' rose up at homeland, elibiary, general Kelly will have quite a task to sort through.

Stephanie despicable me

Didn't care for the Bourne movies, but I've read all the Ludlum books... quit when the ghost writer was brought in.

I'd love to see a movie made about the Road to Gandolfo.

Part satire, part wayyy too close to the current Vatican situation. Even has an homage to a McArthur/Patton type bad ass general.

His best to my mind was the Chancellor Manuscript. If you haven't read it, do so. There were many Bourne books before the amnesia obsession took over that were better constructed and better reads.

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I'd love to see the Deplorables Ball at the new Trump Post Office Hotel, but I bet it's being used by the big money folks. Be a nice gesture if Trump could make it available before or after THE night of all the big balls.

buccaneer morgan

Yes gandolfo was a wacky one indeed, and chancellor is quite good as well.

buccaneer morgan

Yet they handed decrapio the option to adapt the film, facepalm with an old one.

buccaneer morgan

Chancellor not gandolfo. That's bad enough.

JimNorCal

Does Hillary look like a trout mask from this angle? I would think not. How did the networks hide the bulk? During the debates, for example.

https://i.sli.mg/OaBTR9.jpg

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The Bath House Rat... outgoing POTUS, continues to disappoint:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/after-85-million-in-family-travel-obama-looks-forward-to-decent-vacation/article/2609567

buccaneer morgan

Too much absurdity,I bid adieu.

JimNorCal

Ack, I've lost track. Was this already posted?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-12/intelligence-officer-who-personally-met-democratic-email-leaker-confirms-he-was-amer
Intelligence Officer Who Personally Met the Democratic Email Leaker Confirms Leaker Is with AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE Services
"The former intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee, Craig Murray, wrote yesterday:

As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two.
***
I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things."

GUS

Kevlar, I live in .....WAIT......

OCONOMOWOC WISCONSIN.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The two greatest athletes I havd ever seen are Jim Brown and Bo Jackson. If you have any others to compete, I'd like to know.--

Orenthal James would have made one heck of a decathlete. He was not as strong as Brown perhaps but was blazingly fast; a 9.4 100, and was still much stronger than pretty much any decathlete.

GUS

Don't forget Kaitlyn Jenner.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

At zerohedge:
Anti-Trump Elector Chris Suprun Paid For Ashley Madison While Bankrupt And Married With Three Kids

Yeah, how could this paragon vote for a scoundrelly scoundrel like Trump?

GUS

Yes Ig, but STEVE BANNON'S ex-wife once said.............

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/13/white-house-petition-suggests-naming-next-navy-ship-uss-deplorables.html

Oh, nos. Cant have The Deplorables!

And yet, down in the body of the article we discover that there is a USS Harvey Milk and Cesar Chavez.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/310202-jim-brown-ray-lewis-talk-of-fantastic-meeting-with-trump

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/310086-trumps-russia-problem-deepens

By deepening, they cite McCain and Graham calling for and investigation.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/12/13/russian-conspiracy-theory-spreads-to-u-k-parliament-putin-now-blamed-for-brexit/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://davenysite.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/americafirst-job-announcement-tracker/

This guy keeps a list and running count of all new jobs announced since the election.

DebinNC

The Hill: "Trump's Russia Problem Deepens"

No it hasn't. Another example of an alarming headline claiming something the article content doesn't support. If 80 yo prima dona McRINO's call for a special committee was being heeded, the non-problem might become a problem. Fortunately, McConnell firmly refused.

DebinNC

Bill Gertz - "Any intelligence review [re Trump's win] should coincide with a companion investigation by Congress into why the president and his White House advisers for the past eight years rejected numerous calls from military, intelligence, and national security advisers to take aggressive action against states like Russia and China—action that could have prevented the kind of covert cyber warfare now being linked to Moscow."

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