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October 26, 2017

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Thomas Collins

Extra Halloween candy that you don't want? Send it to me! I keep candy in my office for my work colleagues.

maryrose

Laura,
Thank you and welcome.
Please post more often as I am always happy to hear new points of view.

Captain Hate

I think maryrose also likes Ryan because she's spoken to him in person and found him honest and sincere.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Our housed has a pink tile bathroom with gray accents. No surprise, as it was built in the mid-50's. My teacher sister, who loves retro decor, loves it. Me, not so much. However, major renovations will need to be done eventually, so will live with it until daughter has finances and has decided on what to do with it.

henry

Unrest in North Korea.

People are treating Kim dynasty monuments like #BLM treats statues here. Crappy life getting worse as sanctions set in, and Un keeps pissing off the neighbors.

Jim Eagle

Did a tour of Scotch Whisky distillers once during a golf trip when living in London. Tasted maybe 9 or 10 and by a long shot Highland Park was the best. We even island hopped since one of our courses was Machrihanish Golf Club in Campbelltown.

There were one of the top single malt scotches I have ever tasted: Springbank. If you can find it here, buy it and only drink it in secret.

Out on Islay we ran across Bunnahabain. Another one to keep close to your chest or your neigbors will drink you out of house and home.

But in the Isle of Orkney, I found the best: Highland Park (which I always have on hand) and Scapa. Scapa is hard to find in the US for some reason. Probably the premiun Hong Kong will pay.

Texas Liberty Gal

maryrose - You are definitely a survivor!! Have your siblings turned out as well as you? I hope so!

Momto2

Does it hurt to lift your head from the pillow?

Yes, maryrose- it hurts a bit like it does when you have exercised too much and your muscles are very, very sore. Not the pain I had initially after the accident but neck and shoulders are stiff and sore.

Is Emma a Morkie? No, CH - she is a black & tan coonhound. She and Darby are Mutt & Jeff for sure! I fostered her for a rescue and decided she was meant to be mine! She had her leg amputated while she was first with me. We bonded over her weeks of phantom pain. She is around 60 lbs. of pure love!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

JFK documents were just released but some were withheld.

I will see if I can find the President's statement.

Momto2

Oh, maryrose - what an amazing story - some would have been crushed by those circumstances. I'm sure your kindness and compassion have their roots in those years. I admire how you have risen above it all!

Jim Eagle

CIA has asked Trump to withhold certain docs or redact them. That is the delay. Can't give away our pre-cyber technology spying techniques just yet. Wait until the 26th century.

Only contributing to the conspiracy theorists.

Captain Hate

Only contributing to the conspiracy theorists.

Could it be that they don't want some operatives who were never outed to remain that way? Otherwise I agree.

 narcisoyea

And interesting note in that context:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/26/jfk-angleton-world-war-iii/

Buckeye

JiB

MT and I have put some serious dents on more than a few bottles of Bunnahabhain, or as Mrs. MT calls it "Uncle Al's medicine"

It is a rarity for Islay and Scotland in general as it is unpeated.

Jim Eagle

maryrose,

Your story just broke my heart. To me, family is everything and when I see people who get seperated from that life and growing up experience I am very sad. Glad to know you all got out and ended up adjusted. Of course, your faith, I have come to know, must have had a lot to do with that. Bless you and your siblings.

Captain Hate

Leave the "don't" out of my last comment.

Momto2, do Darby and Emma play together?

maryrose

Thank you TLG and Momto2:
Yes the family is intact and doing well.
My older brother worked as a social worker for over 40 years at the same location which now services recovering drug and alcohol persons.
He retires on November 10th and we have a party planned for him.
We all went into careers helping others as teachers or working at parishes.
My brother in Florida is an accountant, also retired.

Jim Eagle

Buckeye,

Were you at BMI also? When?

I jointed up with them on some esoteric projects no one would even believe today. Well copper welding techniques isn't exactly sexy but it was back then:)

 narcisoyea

That is quite a lifestory maryrose,

Buckeye

JiB

No but that is when I met MT. He ran around with some friends who were part of the more serious SCCA racers in Columbus.

Later I worked for him in the railroad detector business.

Catsmeat

I used to like reading stories about of orphaned children, like The Railway Children, who banded together and did all right without adults, but I think that was probably just a fantasy about not having adult restraint; in real life, I would have missed either of my parents dreadfully. Your story is so moving--it's more about what usually happens, with so much hardship for the kids. It's so wonderful to know that all of your brothers and sisters are doing so well. People can be so resilient and hardy--and not just Americans, of course, but that quality seems to show up here pretty often.

 narcisoyea

I think that's not the greatest downside:

https://audioboom.com/posts/6431918-why-did-steele-and-simpson-risk-the-lawfare-firepower-of-the-kremlin-paulr_gregory-hooverinst

Porchlight

Hugs, maryrose. Now I know why you never give up. Persistence in the best Coolidge fashion, not the Hilliary BS.

Porchlight

Miss M: please consider keeping your pink bathroom!

Save The Pink Bathrooms

maryrose, yellow came right behind pink. Yours is fashionable again, too.

Clarice Feldman

glad you're back online, daddy.
Frau, sure it was a set up--the CBC doing the DNC's dirty work every time.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

I hate professional floppers.

Anyone else watching the Atl United Columbus game?

Clarice Feldman

Maryrose, is certainly special--I have always thought so.

jim nj

OL,

Thanks for the compliment. Like I said I'm a long-term lurker, dropped in again recently, and thought I'd start off adding in my two cents.

Life-long NY Giants fan. My dad took me to see them at the old Polo Grounds. Only televised sport I still followed. Watched the first two games this year. Haven't watched any NFL since then. I'm doing the boycott thing. Hmm? Maybe I'm just avoiding 4 hours of misery each week.

MM,

Income inequality, yeah I hate that phrase. As in, since 1960 to the present, the top 1% has more of the wealth then before.

Simple counter argument - in 1960 we had a population, of what, 240,000,ooo and now the population is what 320,000,000?
Top 1% in 1960 is 2.4M. Top 1& now 3.2M. So we've added 800,000 people to the top 1%. Doesn't it make sense that a much larger cohort of rich people would control more of the wealth. Sounds like a huge success to me. America is creating more rich people who can afford to buy the stuff we deplorables create. And after 50+ years these aren't the same rich people. Some rose to wealth, some pissed away what they had.

The lowest decile over the same time went from 24M to 32M, an increase of over 8,000,000 people didn't raise their average condition? Well, yes and no, just like the rich, some of these people climbed the ladder of success, some didn't. And they, again, aren't the same people from 1960. Now the nature of Statistics requires that there will always be a lowest decile rank. Has to be. Always. Why might the poorest among us fail to make some headway though? The list is quite long, fewer unskilled job opening, off-shoring manufacturing, wage-competion, etc. But to my present thinking the big one has got to be unfettered illegal immigration. You can't better the condition of our poorest, when you're pitting them against people who undercut the prevailing wage rate.

Buckeye

Catsmeat

I touched on that American resilience a bit today regarding the drive to succeed and survive in the workplace. Mrs. Buckeye has been deep diving into both of our ancestry and the stories are fascinating

We have a stash of letters written by one of my relatives who left PA and took his family to the west coast on the Oregon Trail. A few years before the Civil War.

The most mind boggling was one that described an Indian attack. "The people in the wagon in front of us and behind us were killed, but we survived".

He went to Oregon and established a sawmill. Did well, and didn't let an obstacle like moving cross country under extremely difficult circumstances get in the way.

If you think about it, much like what Mexican and Central American hispanics who are coming here do.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

Retro Renovation is my sister's favorite web site. She actually has a steel kitchen, original to her house, which was one of the original National Homes subdivisions.

Momto2

CH - Emma is 9 years old and 60 lbs. Darby is 8 months and weighs about 3 lbs. Emma will run around with her in the yard but not really "play". Some of her puppy antics get on Emma's nerves. She likes to chew on Emma's ears which isn't a welcomed activity.

As funny as it sounds, one of my cats likes to play with Darby. They chase one another all over the house.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Me too Clarice.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Maryrose that is a compelling life story and the fact that your brothers/sisters did well too makes it stronger, IMO.

Jim Eagle

maryrose,

I take it you have read Silas Marner? You remind me a lot of Eppie. Tough and loyal.

Clarice Feldman

Why do people pay for comedy shows when there's the nYT?
The NY Times: "For all the talk of the White House chief of staff as a moderating force, Mr. Kelly has strong feelings about patriotism and immigration".

Clarice Feldman

And then there's the media:https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/279405/

Halperin on Akin

Jim Eagle

jim nj,

I think you may know my friend Jim McQueeny. He and I deviate politically but he's a great guy and knows the ins and outs of Garden State politics.

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/26/president-trump-releases-2800-pages-from-jfk-files/

Link to the archives.

JimNorCal

Buckeye: "We have a stash of letters written by one of my relatives who left PA and took his family to the west coast on the Oregon Trail. A few years before the Civil War."

A science historian made the point that the 1800s were a golden age, in the sense that there are troves of physical correspondence. People would write a handful of letters per week; there was no reason to waste the effort on trivialities. You can watch theories form and mature. You can watch arguments flare up and resolve. Today's email will be much harder to use for historical purposes. Too much is discarded, what's left is bulky and low signal-to-noise ratio. That's his opinion.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

The govt had 25 years to redact the JFK docs, and didn't. They waited til today. This country is toast.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

My maternal grandfather's family all went out to homestead in South Dakota when he was a boy. They went out there with 8 kids and multiple teams of horses and oxen.

Beset by prairie fires, hailstorms, drought, and wheat rust, they ended up losing everything and came back to Indiana with 1 wagon and 2 horses. I believe this is why my grandpa went to college and became a teacher, although he kept farm animals on his 10 acres almost all of his life.

He came to talk to my daughter's classroom when she was in 3td grade. Told stories about growing up out there and how they had to grow their own food except for going into town once in a great while for salt and flour.

One of the boys asked where they bought toys. Grandpa told them they made their own! The kids were dumbfounded at that. I will always cherish that memory. He passed away back in 2000 at the age of 99.

Porchlight

That's awesome, MM! I'm not really a vintage purist in terms of "everything in the room must be from 1955" like some of the folks on that site. But I am a vintage enthusiast. Nothing in my living room is fewer than 50 years old. It's just not all from the same period. I've gotten to the point where I can't buy anything new. Probably not healthy. :)

Porchlight

Where in South Dakota, MM? My mom grew up near the Missouri River in SE SD, in a little town on the Yankton reservation.

Jim Eagle

Porch,

All my cricket bats are from the 1880's, I have a tennis racket from 1876, 3 years after my great-grand uncle introduced the game of Lawn Tennis. My golf clubs go back to the 19th century and I have an inflation pump for balls from 1862.

Vintage is history and we should all enjoy out legacy no matter what it is and what we have to remind us.

Porchlight

I'm with you, JiB. I probably am too nostalgic but I do enjoy it.

Enjoying your comments, jim nj. Hope you will stick around.

jim nj

Americans moving from one part of the US to another is not the same thing as aliens illegally moving into the US.

Agree though on genealogy being really
cool. Traced one line of ancestors back to Albany circa 1650, when it was still a Dutch colony.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

JimNJ@ 8:30
Another part of illegal immigration IMO, is the medical problems of our poorest compounded by illegals. It is impossible to set in Emergency rooms all night where they are full of legal poor plus illegals and than go to work the next day and earn an hourly wage to get some income. There are other problems but medical is a big one.

Old Lurker

OK Maryrose, that explains why you are so damn stubborn and it makes your annoying optimism and faith in people even more remarkable! Really.

One question....

Can I still pick on you anyway? Just because?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

So true. My parents were very disorganized (probably because of having 5 kids close together). When we cleaned out their house everything was jumbled together. I never did find my dad's Bronze Star, although I do have a clipping from the Indianapolis paper with his photo when he was awarded it during WWII.

And his vintage golf clubs, which he carried through North Africa playing on British courses (skipping the holes where there were disabled German tanks) I found in the barn, rusted and the bag had been eaten by mice. I gave them to my brother to see if he could have them restored.

I have tried to keep records and photos for the kids and grandkids, but it's a real job that could consume me 24/7 if I let it. When I cleaned out my old home I gave a lot of the heirlooms to my sisters and grandkids.

jim nj

JIB,

Don't know him, but googled him. He's apparently about to challenge Rep. Scott Garret (R)?

Buckeye

Porchlight

We have a house full of antiques, mostly from Mrs. Buckeye's families. Both sets of gramdparents were from the area. She was the only one left who had an interest.

Our neighborhood was developed by a descendants of an original settler who had a big farm. The home still stands, was built in 1830s and is a Williamsburg style brick home. A covenant for the development required that all the homes be built ala Williamsburg.

Our style of our house is like that of the original farmhouse. The antiques "work" as they fit the motif.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Hope everyone is well into digesting and not eating

Retweeted John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain):

Hard to believe 50 years ago today my plane was shot down in Vietnam. The honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes in Vietnam. https://t.co/UhKff5HYzP

jim nj

JIB,

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/television_news_personality_ji.html

Is this your guy?

Clarice Feldman

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/26/politics/john-podesta-debbie-wasserman-schultz-trump-dossier/index.html

Nobody knows who hired GPS. Podesta represented by Clinton's lawyer who paid for it.

 narcisoyea

That is an intriguing tidbit, that slipped through the files, so definitely a known wolf

Jim Eagle

jim nj,

That's him LOL. As I said, a dye in the wool democrat but a very nice guy who I have enjoyed many a dinner and drink with because he was my partner's political guy on a project I was doing in Bergen/Hudson. You may know it as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. We couldn't except the terms but still bid. You'll know how that turned out with NJ Transit:)

Our partner was NY Waterway and you know who that guy is? Righ?

Porchlight

I love the Williamsburg style homes, Buckeye. Something about that mellow brick is really soothing. Antiques can work in any setting. Our friends built a new bunkhouse on their old Hill Country ranch and the antique pieces work really well in it. Visited last month and found my first arrowhead - exciting.

Clarice Feldman

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Jim Eagle

NEW THREAD

 narcisoyea

One that we are in Niger, although apparently nit in the uranium mining region, wonder if he makes the connection to his associates in the dgse

Ralph L

the railroad detector business.

How can there be much money in this? Once you find one, you can pretty much find them all.

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

I have many antiques that have been handed down or that have some sentimental value, but I looked around the house the other day and couldn't shake the feeling that parts of my house suddenly looked like a house with a little old lady inside (properly coifed hair once weekly and the monthly perm with tight little curls type old lady). Freaked me out.

I am seriously thinking about sending most of my antiques to auction!

Captain Hate

Momto2,

I'd forgotten that Darby is still so young. One thing that having a sore back has done is that by having Mrs H walk Teddy around the block she's gotten to see how gentle he is with puppies and smaller dogs, lying down so they can jump on him. The only dogs that irritate him, other than large aggressive breeds that he's always ready to fight (about which I'm not ecstatic but I don't want him to be a beta pushover either), are smaller Huskies who get chippy with him until he decides it's time to establish the pecking order and I pull him off of them. I mentioned this to an owner of a couple of Huskies at a dog park who were playing well with him and the guy said, with a Russian accent, "that's because Huskies can act like eediots; Teddy's doing fine".

An NPR person visits the Unpeople of Jesusland and the Horde isn't impressed:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=372144

Buford Gooch

Jim, Here is a chart that gives lots of info on Scotch by a few parameters. You're on your own for price.
https://scotchwhiskycollecting.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/fchart.png

JimNorCal

Buford, JiB, et al, thanks!

F Hudson

A DNA test would put to rest the issue of her Native -American roots. has anyone ever suggested it?

my pham nhat

Thank for share.

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