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March 09, 2018



In other news with all muh russia nonsense over here, how is it the uks too defector is so easy to get at it, it wasn't that obvious even in the living daylights


>>>Probably I was gauging what priority that had in revenue one thing for sure I don't think they were interested in intra studio political games.

Posted by: narciso | March 10, 2018 at 12:21 AM<<<

that's for sure, but for some odd reason, Zero needed that hook.

how much capacity does NK actually have?


Posted by: mad jack | March 10, 2018 at 12:31 AM

wow! I like both of you and never would have guessed.

mad jack

narc: im a born and bred masshole, wouldn't be caught dead in Connecticut.


If as we suspect crowdstrike was wrong there, what about every other case that depended on their findings?


I thought so, but I needed to double check.

Is 60 minutes really going through storms ahem body of work. Shirley

mad jack

thanks rich but based on the quality of our posts you can probably guess that boat is the smart one. i can kick his ass...and i didn't go to duke...so i got that:-)

Another Bob

Narc, I'd be surprised if they didn't have a contingency ready to go further south. Probably wouldn't want to make a show if it in light of the 20M or so for whom there is no contingency.


Point taken, but you notice no-one even talks about this, that we know of?


lol mad jack. great story.

I'll pick up the rest of the tread tomorrow (gotta find that article for jimnj).

Livingston was an investigator on a Supernote case (iirc, he was already retired when he got kidnapped).

jim nj

Narc, I'd be surprised if they didn't have a contingency ready to go further south. Probably wouldn't want to make a show if it in light of the 20M or so for whom there is no contingency.

Posted by: Another Bob
Did I miss something here? Is this a reference to Seoul and its' vulnerability to a first strike?


Jim Nj. Trump has his CRAZY finger on THE BUTTON.
Not OBAMA. Obama was a REASONABLE...solid dude.

Allowing aggressive nations, outside the world community, to DICTATE ANY OF OURS, OR THE CIVILIZED worlds policies, is RETARDED.
the LEFT, the FULL COMMIE is indeed RETARDED. They simply do NOT CARE about US/U.S. and the CONSTITUTION and VALUES that have sustained us for nearly 2 and a half centuries. JIM, they simply DO NOT LOVE AMERICA. And if I am correct about that, and I AM. What could or would be their GOALS??? Assuming I am right, that OBAMA has NEVER LOVED AMERICA, and has SHIT, where he EATS. What would his goals be???

Another Bob

Jnj, more a general reference to Seoul’s vulnerability.

There are wildly varying estimates of the casualties that would be taken in Seoul from the Nork arty. It seems inescapable that there would be some before the bombers and fast movers could get to them.

jim nj

Jnj, more a general reference to Seoul’s vulnerability.

Understood, I would have to think that is a prime concern in any war gaming. How to suppress the claimed thousands of artillery pieces and rocket launchers aimed at Seoul. And the probability that they are ensconced in tunnels.

The rather obvious solution is to not let them get off the first, or any other, volley.

I can't figure out how to do that without a first strike of our forces. And it would have to be a sustained effort that would probably reduce our ability to hit other targets.

Time for a secret strategy or weapons.


I have some sad news to report. After 35 years of burning wood to heat my four various homes in that time, I have less than a day's amount of wood left, and when it is gone I will close that chapter of my life. When I moved to MN from VT in 2000 after living for 22 years in VT and NH, I first encountered trouble getting wood. It's not that wood isn't available, the wood is prohibitively expensive, $350+ per cord, in the Twin Cities, and the wood suppliers cheat you with delivering less than a cord, or selling "face" cords.

About 10 years ago I found a hauler who would deliver 5 cords of uncut, unsplit logs to my backyard using one of those trucks with the crane on the back. I bought a 32" chainsaw and 35 T wood splitter, and I cut and split my wood. I was in firewood heaven. My supplier went out of business in 2016 and now I'm burning the last remaining wood and construction scraps. On Sunday it'll all be gone and I will drop the fires.

Come next Winter, and it is coming, I will replace the wood stove with a gas fired insert. Burning wood for heat is a boutique activity in the metro. I have given the ND frackers a virtual hug for their part in making gas a viable heat source. God bless them.


Rods from God. Thoughts on whether a tungsten telephone pole might have contributed to Rocket Boy's willingness to sit down and talk.
Best I could find is that a 12-15 min delay is needed to initiate an attack. Reports put the seismic event at 8 min after Nork detonation. But the reports I found might be 10-15 yr out of date.
Given tensions could a satellite have been parked to provide more rapid response?
No impact crater apparent on aerial surveillance images? The telephone pole is a penetrator impacting at something like mach 8-10 per sources I found. How much of a crater would be apparent? All I saw was imagery that, given my old eyes, gave me a headache.
Do we even have kinetic weapon satellites available in orbit? I hope so, and don't want to know more. Keep them secret, if you can.

I think it's more likely they just brought the roof down on themselves.


MM, your sister needs to print this and give it to her doctor, the one who got her to eat that low fat diet. (If that's where that came from.)
The most read article from British Medical Journal this past year:


First paragraph; my bolding:

Coronary artery disease pathogenesis and treatment urgently requires a paradigm shift. Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong. A landmark systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies showed no association between saturated fat consumption and (1) all-cause mortality, (2) coronary heart disease (CHD), (3) CHD mortality, (4) ischaemic stroke or (5) type 2 diabetes in healthy adults.1 Similarly in the secondary prevention of CHD there is no benefit from reduced fat, including saturated fat, on myocardial infarction, cardiovascular or all-cause mortality.2 It is instructive to note that in an angiographic study of postmenopausal women with CHD, greater intake of saturated fat was associated with less progression of atherosclerosis whereas carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat intake were associated with greater progression.3

and let's take a good look at that last sentence:
It is instructive to note that in an angiographic study of postmenopausal women with CHD, greater intake of saturated fat was associated with less progression of atherosclerosis whereas carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat intake were associated with greater progression.3

Short version---(processed) carbs kill


Bless you Hoyden. I'd hate to lose my wood stove. I've heated 100% with wood since I built this house in '78. We have abundant fuel here now, thanks to the damned pine bark beetles. I discovered a misnomer in my earlier comment about having to go out to do some splitting before the next storm "surge" arrives. Probably storm "pulse" is more accurate. Most storm "surges" y'all are familiar with wouldn't trouble me at 4500' elevation in the Central Sierra. Shoulda had plenty of wood stacked and covered, but diabetic fatigue and some crazy exhaustion problems slowed me down between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.


anonamom, "Short version---(processed) carbs kill"
We get where we got by following government nutritional advice. Since when has government been a reliable source of information about anything?


Thank you, Ed. I definitely tapped a visceral connection with my life when I started heating with wood in 1982. I can't explain it. Be that as it may.

I know you will take care as you work in the woods. Wood work is fun and it's fraught with danger from any moment of unawareness. Rest when you need rest.


A thought for PD re potassium. I've used Morton's Lite salt for probably the last 25 years. They replace the NaCl with KCl to lower sodium content. I am a heavy salt user, and started using the Lite stuff when getting constant criticism from my mom and dietician sis.

Amom, your posts are very helpful. I blame myself for my Ty II diabetes, and ongoing problems. Too heavy a carb diet and not enough exercise. Chronic fatigue to point of exhaustion is my problem today. I cut back on daily glimepiride from 6mg to 4mg after coming in exhausted after only an hour or so of moderate effort. Several times. Blood glucose was way down. Lowest was 64. I'm doing better since taking that step 2 months ago. I see doctor on Monday. I still have no endurance.

jim nj


Sorry to hear that, as a child in NJ, I used to love the smell of burning leaves in the autumn. Sadly they banned that. But you're a deplorable for burning wood :). You're an eco-Fascist :).

Don't you know that's worse then burning coal?

I mean, I mean, the pollution man :)

I've often wondered if the Clean Air Act had something to do with the supposed warming we're supposed to be seeing now.

If we got more of that junk out of the air, did more rays of the sun pierce a cleaner atmosphere and warm us up? Should we introduce more pollution to reduce warming?

jim nj

I'd have to do more work to prove this, but it seems like every recession that's hit the US in the last 50 years was caused by a spike in energy prices. And the knock-on effects of inflationary pressures caused by that increase had a multiplying effect.


I can't replace my wood stove here in CA. The new EPA approved stoves have catalytic converters. You read that right. A catalytic converter on an effing wood stove. Luckily there are few moving parts on my old stove. Their new mandated fuel is pellets, also. With a noisy feed mechanism.

I probably have lived too long.


jim nj, The smell of burning leaves and wood is sweet. I will miss it. Deplorable confession time: I looked into replacing wood with coal for heat and discovered coal is even harder to get. Ironic, since my 1916 house was originally heated with coal.

Given the government's track record on nutrition doesn't give me any confidence their pronouncements on "climate change" are any more reliable. Whatever supposed warming we're supposed to be seeing is a variation that is in the noise of temperature change on the geological timeframe. The partisan nature of the glowball warming hysteria shouts over their words.


Ed, I almost hate to post this--but there's nothing wrong with salt to taste, at least for everybody except black males w hypertension. They got that wrong too. That may be part of your fatigue.
Make sure you get your thyroid studies done too.
If you aren't consuming iodized salt, you may be deficient in iodine as well.

If you've eliminated carbs to cure your Type Two diabetes, you well may be having lots of hypoglycemic episodes (meaning you don't need your meds any more).


jim nj, the tech (clinton era) and housing (2006) bubbles were government caused recessions that I don't recall having an energy causing component.

Ed, I had a woodstove in '87 that had a catalytic converter; a $200 artifact that had to be replaced every few years. My next stove in '97 did not and I noticed not a bit of difference in chimney crud.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Good morning!

anonamom, Thanks for the link to that article.
I will give it to her.

I need to switch to a low carb diet but it's going to be very difficult both due to cost and daughter's predeliction for carbs. I am going to have to figure out a game plan.

I am going to put out the "free wood" sign today and see if someone comes to get it. Wish I could send it to those who need it, but it's not that much.

Off to see what's going on in the world and grab some links.


Yep. I haven't eliminated the usual carbs, just cut back significantly. I've always been a meat and potatoes eater. Pasta. Pastries. Neighbor who gets very close attention from VA suggested I'm over medicated right now. That's when I cut back on the prescription. Will followup with your suggestions on Monday.

Morton's Lite is iodized. About half the NaCl is replaced by KCl. I seem to like it better after all these years than regular table salt, but that could be psychological. My last blood workup that I could find was 3 years ago. Potassium was normal.

jim nj

Yeah, Hoyden those were financial bubbles, that burst, and I agree they weren't energy related, but that doesn't, necessarily, refute my contention that most recent recessions were caused by energy price spikes.

The Internet bubble was based on "eyeballs" instead of revenues.

The housing collapse was due to the mistaken belief that home ownership equated to "advancement."

jim nj


Catalytic converters and leaves were not a good combination.

Had to rake the leaves to the curb for the vacuum truck to pick up. Guy across the street parked his new Ford on top of our leaves. His catalytic converter was so hot it set fire to the leaves and it consumed his car before any one noticed.


MM, if I was in your neighborhood I would have stopped by for your "free wood" in a heartbeat.

Low carb doesn't have to be expensive if you like eggs and tuna and mayo, to name a few simple things. There's help out there. dietdoctor.com is one site that has suggested recipes.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


This has a video which automatically plays unless you stop it. (I wish sites wouldn't do that.)


That's a real problem here during a dry season. Grasses are easily ignited by the cats. I even have some nice downed oak that I wouldn't drive down to fetch until I could cut a path with the weed eater. You can tell I don't live in a neatly manicured and landscaped neighborhood.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I'd have to do more work to prove this, but it seems like every recession that's hit the US in the last 50 years was caused by a spike in energy prices. --

Correlation does not necessarily mean causation.


jim nj, just what was he thinking? Bet he won't park on your leaves next time.

"His catalytic converter was so hot it set fire to the leaves and it consumed his car before any one noticed."

Miss Marple the Deplorable


This is an interesting look at Peterson, whom I just became aware of a couple of weeks ago.

I find it interesting that he has attracted so many followers who seem to be struggling with the current societal dislike of regular men.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Yes, this is an actual story in the Washington Post.


I've been wondering when the media was going to go 'full bore' and insane on Stormy:

"The Democratic Party New York Times headlines: “The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious.” Let’s just pause on that. President Trump’s alleged dalliance with Ms. Daniels occurred, if it occurred at all, 12 years ago. Long before he was a presidential candidate, let alone president. How much interest has the Democratic Party New York Times shown in sexual relationships entered into by John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, or any other Democrat more than a decade before entering public life? Nevertheless, the Times argues that this is somehow a big deal:

"As this drama unfolds, it’s becoming clear that, for all its sordid details, it isn’t really a sex scandal. It’s a campaign finance scandal, a transparency scandal and potentially part of an ongoing national security scandal. It’s salacious and absurd, but we should take it seriously."



Ah, a great comment on that Stormy Daniels article:

"Is Stormy Daniels telling her story after crawling out of an Oldsmobile at the bottom of a pond where a drunken DJT left her to die? Did she have to wait to tell her story till her lip had healed after DJT had bitten it while raping her in some sleazy hotel in, oh, let’s say Arkansas? If not, not interested."

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I really think Trump has driven them insane. How else do you explain revealing a tax hike plan ahead of the midterm elections?


Another comment on Stormy that made me smile:

"In order to weaken the bubble of machismo, bluster, and frequntly boorish bravado that has bouyed the POTUS, they're running with a headline of "POTUS Bangs Porn Star". Yep..."

After posting several of these Stormy comments, you'll probably think I'm obsessed with 'sex' :), just like the NYT and the left. However, I have wondered, when I've seen articles about the $130,000 the attorney paid to a "PORN STAR" why Trump would mess around with someone in that sad and depraved business. I decided I don't believe it. Isn't he supposed to be almost phobic about cleanliness? Can you think of anything more diseased and dirty than a porn star?

Just doesn't make sense.

And, if he did have an affair with Stormy, I don't care.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


In this article I discovered that the center will NOT be part of the National Archives.

That seems highly suspicious to me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable



That Obama Center looks kinda King Tutty to me.


Go early, go often to

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Veterans of the Union and the Confederacy shake hands at the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1913:


This showed up on my Twitter feed and I thought it was worth seeing.


I wonder if this immigration activist spent her time while in detention studying online STEM college classes so that she can contribute to society and her 'community'?

"“They are trying to tear our movement and our community apart, and I’m not going to let that happen,” Ms Pablos said in the video, which she pre-recorded suspecting she might be detained. “They are retaliating against all activists and organisers. I need you to fight for me on the outside as I am fighting inside.”

"The woman, who says that she would be in danger if deported to Mexico, is currently seeking asylum and previously served two years in US detention facilities. That detention began in 2011 after she was charged with driving under the influence and for being in possession of marijuana, Tania Unzueta, a fellow undocumented organiser with the group Mijente in Tucson who is familiar with her case, told The Independent."

Immigration rights activists really irk me.


Miss Marple the Deplorable


I detest modern architecture, but pretentious modern architecture is the worst.

"King Tutty" is a PERFECT description of the big rock pile!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Another promise kept.

Miss Marple the Deplorable



I hate our press, media, news people.

"While the complex legal drama unfolds, there are also basic questions about Trump, Clifford, and the appearance of a cover-up.

"As Cooper asked on "AC360" Wednesday night, "What did the president know and when did he know it about buying the silence -- and recent legal action to reinforce that silence -- about a porn star extramarital affair in the run-up to the election?""


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