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July 24, 2018

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Eye Doctor

The Chicago Tribune took direction from Mueller and Fitzgerald to aide Obama.

That's a fact!

Jane

LEAKED: Trump Sent Plane To Bring Home Otto Warmbier Without Asking North Korea's Permission

https://www.dailywire.com/news/33474/leaked-trump-sent-plane-bring-home-otto-warmbier-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_medium=email&utm_content=072418-news&utm_campaign=position2

Amazing!

Kevlar Kid

narciso---- the tribal circles we run in the term "redskin" is "truncated to 'skin"... it's a reminder that "evabuddy gets to be redskin except redskins."

Kev

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Atlantic Writer Cries Foul: Women Refs Can’t Find Fitting Uniforms

Women’s rights advocates have discovered their newest foe: sportswear companies.

The Atlantic relayed this troubling news in a July 25 article. Women, it seems, face problems finding fitting referee uniforms. Atlantic contributor Britni de la Cretaz pulled no punches, alluding to it as a case of “gender discrimination.”

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Based on the testimonies of refs like Kitty Grubb and Ila Valcarcel, de la Cretaz observed that many sportswear companies “didn’t provide much clothing in women’s sizes” and that women like Grubb “tried to have her referee clothing tailored to fit,” though this does cost a fair amount.

This is apparently a “widespread problem,” and, as the magazine observed, “if a woman doesn’t look as polished as the men on her officiating team, she can immediately appear out of place—a perception women are already trying to shake.”

Is it a difficulty for women referees? Sure. But is this “gender discrimination” or a function of the market? De la Cretaz admitted that “the fields with limited clothing choices for women … tend to be ones in which women are underrepresented,” and even went on to say, “for many apparel companies, it doesn’t make business sense to carry items that don’t seem likely to sell well.”

Porchlight

joan,

In my understanding, propaganda can be true or false. It is the way it is used that makes it propaganda, not the quality of the information.

For example, wartime messages such as "loose lips sink ships" are true, but unquestionably (in my view) also propaganda.

But I did think twice about using it that way in that comment, so I hear where you're coming from. ;)

Kevlar Kid

Donald Trump grinds more than just the nerves of ProTardoz.

he is on the mfkg CASE. the most recent release of our American from prizzin in Turkey is the latest in a growing list since his inauguration:

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/27/trump-17-americans-released-overseas-prisons/

narciso

And once upon a time they were the Boston braves,

Now Putin has been getting lower quality recruits 12 years ago they killed litvinenko and poisoned a half dozen others, now if we are to believe, they kill one bystander and miss the targets.

Porchlight

They're just insane now.

Soccer ball that Putin gave Trump may contain chip for transmitting: Report

henry

there goes the career path for cow fart accountants.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
3m

EPA Signs Rule Relieving Farmers From Reporting ‘Animal Waste’ Emissions

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/25/epa-farmers-animal-waste-emissions/

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Members of the agriculture industry supported the FARM Act amendment while pointing out that reporting emissions from animal manure and other bodily functions is impractical and that the danger from the emissions is overstated.

Marlene

So,about children separated from their parents. This story is in the Manchester (NH) Union Leader...ICE will review the status of a woman from Uruguay who was arrested in 2017 and slated for deportation (fake documents) As an alternative,she was fitted with a GPS monitor. Her Massachusetts lawyer was helping her apply for DACA because she has five American born kids. Two of those kids,ages four and six,were "separated" from her when a Good Samaritan found them walking on Route 3 in southern NH. (very busy road) She told local police she knew the kids were outside unattended,but they were supposed to be at the playground. ICE said that in light of her arrest on local charges,her status is now under review. Her lawyer couldn't be reached for comment. *EYEROLL*

Porchlight

KK, the Meat Puppets are awesome! I just loved that song thirty years ago (still do). Made for some great late night listening in college.

Kevlar Kid

ill fitting ref wear for females vs the ill-fitted intellect of yet another blophiferous "latina" named De La Cretaz.

Momto2

This is a follow up to Steph's post that Cagle lost his home county by 12 points - (and where, btw, his family has lived for generations !)

There is this:

# of counties Cagle won in the primary: 123
# of counties Cagle won in the runoff: 2

I hope you will not become weary of our day after the election gloating here in Ga. I'm sure if it had gone the other way...the headlines all over the world would be that Trump's endorsement led to defeat.

henry

WSJ goes enviro brain dead with this push:

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
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'Unless you're brushing your teeth while using your shampoo, you're not saving time, or you're getting shampoo in your toothbrush'

Captain Hate

Watching this will make you dumber:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qL65d_O5ChI

narciso

I don't even know what that means. I don't think Alex p Keaton would subscribes to today's journal.

Momto2

Last one - a map of the Georgia votes:
Pretty dramatic!

henry

narciso, apparently we use too much water if we shower and brush our teeth separately. Just think how much water we would save if we used 0 gallon toilets like in San Francisco!

The left is off their meds... and out to prove it.

Pinandpuller

For those in a guitar rut and all us sinners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc72XLx6kvU

maryrose

Momto2
Very happy about the election results in Georgia.
You guys really live in a beautiful state.
Love Savannah and all that southern hospitality and good manners.

henry

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Some schools are doing everything they can to create a generation of sanctimonious, sensitive, supercilious snowflakes. We're not going to have it."
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go asset forfeit their vapes.

Pinandpuller

One of the first guys to really use the E Bow.

Kevlar Kid

Skimming a Kiyosaki read (2009).

References DJT having lost $9.2 billion in a real estate crash.

Kiyosaki lost millions in a worldwide business.

His mentor told him:

"Money and success make you arrogant and stupid. Now with some poverty and humility behind you, you can become a student again."

So here we have capitols of government bloated with gravy trainers without any intentions of leaving the troughs.

Is the arrogance and stupidity any wonder?

 joan

MR: We were talking about drugs. :)

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I bought one of those Ebows but never spent a lot of time with it.

Old Lurker

Henry, when my girls were in grade school, they told me that wasting water was going to ruin the earth and kill the polar bears. Yes, I would run the cold water while brushing my teeth, and I would run the hot water while shaving.

Oh the agony for both of them.

So, since we live but a mile away, I walked them down the street and through the woods to Great Falls Park where the Potomac River cascades with great violence over the falls. We walked out onto the catwalk projecting above the tumult.

Then I explained that once this water went over the falls and flowed past Georgetown and The Kennedy Center, its next stop was the Chesapeake Bay then the Atlantic Ocean. I explained to them that 100% of the entire region's drinking water had already been pulled out of the river upstream of the falls, so that the water they were watching was "extra" and would soon be mixed into the same ocean we share up on Nantucket.

Thus ended the lesson.

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Sean Spicer book signing nixed over ‘political climate’

A book signing for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s “The Briefing” was scrapped by a BJ’s Wholesale Club in Massachusetts because of concerns about the “political climate,” a report said.

The ​bulk-shopping store in Seekonk put the kibosh on Saturday’s book event, one of more two dozen promotional stops for Spicer scheduled before the end of September, Fox News said on Tuesday.

“We got word last Friday the store was cancelling ‘due to the political climate,’’’ a spokesperson for Regnery Publishing told the news outlet. “Of course, we were very disappointed, but also surprised since we have had such a terrific response to all of the other events we have scheduled around the country.​”

Kevlar Kid

Will POTUS tweet about Spicer's mistreatment?

instant *real* bestseller?

henry

OL, you want water, don't live in a desert. It's as if used water ceases to exist once down the drain. These environmentalists are such idiots.

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Clyburn: Ocasio-Cortez Should Wait Her Turn Before Trying to Join House Leadership

"I would ask her to remember how long I had to wait to get here," Clyburn said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM."

Clyburn also said many younger activists don't have the proper respect for older ones, such as himself, who dealt with segregation and civil rights in the Jim Crow-era South.

"Let’s not forget the history of all of this," Clyburn said. "And I think that all of the folks who have that mentality seem not to give much respect to those of us who sat in jails, as I did, so that they would have the kind of activities or the kinds of rights that they have today."

"So do I get any credit for being on the cutting edge of all of that?" Clyburn asked. "Or should the credit go to my children and grandchildren who are the beneficiaries of it? I think that we have to balance this out."

Still race hustling after all...these years.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Momto2,

I just got off the phone with Hazel's owner and we'll try to get together tomorrow. I don't know how to post pictures here so maybe I'll let it be my aviator for a few days.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

In fairness to Clyburn, after the comments about Guam tipping over, nothing he says subsequently can make him look dumber.

henry

from insty: INSANE: Santa Barbara Authorizes Jail Time for Handing Out Straws.

Santa Barbara’s ordinance “is likely the most severe straw ban in the country,” according to Reason, but it’s far from the only straw ban. Seattle banned plastic straws earlier this month, mandating a a $250 fine for violators. Santa Barbara, however, has gone much further than Seattle — even aside from the harsher punishments its law imposes. Santa Barbara has banned not only plastic straws, but also compostable straws. Oh, and each individual straw counts as a separate infraction, meaning that if someone got busted handing out straws to a table of four people, he or she could end up facing years behind bars.

Porchlight

I love the straw bans. I want hundreds more stories about the straw bans between now and November.

Pinandpuller

If you are a Catholic fishing with a single Baptist or 12 Jews today you may enjoy this guilt free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCgX4ixCRcQ

Porchlight

More police resources need to be directed toward straw ban enforcement.

Janet

Clyburn was one of the U. S. Congressmen that told the lies about Americans at the Kill the Bill rally.

He is no different than that kid in Texas that lied about being called a terrorist. No different.

At least Khalil Cavil ended up admitting he lied.

Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Andre Carson, & John Lewis told a giant lie about being called names & being spat on at the Kill the Bill rally on March 20, 2010 and McClatchy "news" reporter William Douglas just printed the lies with NO verification.
That giant lie that slandered American citizens wasn't corrected or acknowledged.

Eye Doctor

He Slept With Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy—And Changed Hollywood History
https://www.thedailybeast.com/he-slept-with-cary-grant-and-spencer-tracyand-changed-hollywood-history

Pinandpuller

I guess this is where Occasional-Communist has to wait for her leadership position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ

henry

The Germans are suffering....

http://fortune.com/2018/07/24/germany-beer-bottle-crisis/

Germans don’t drink their beer out of cans. (This is the country that’s home to the Reinheitsgebot, a beer purity law that has been enforced for over 500 years, after all.) Instead, they pay a deposit on bottles, which is refunded when they’re returned. But an ongoing heat wave throughout the country has discouraged people from bringing those bottles back in. And that’s causing problems.

Goocher

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/24/donald-trump-company-invest-further-scottish-golf-balmedie

Who is the Finance..?

What's the VIG?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

There is supposed to be a press conference in the Rose Garden.

I turned on Fox but I get menendez grilling Pompeo like he's a criminal.

I hate these people.

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Melania Trump Slams Fake News Report Claiming She Can’t Watch CNN

“On the first couple’s recent trip overseas, Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN,” the report from Maggie Haberman reads. “President Trump was not pleased.”

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CNN, upon learning that somebody in America outside of those waiting at an airport, has their television tuned to their channel, couldn’t help but promote the story.

They even decided to seek comment from the First Lady’s office, where she immediately savaged them with a statement from her spokeswoman.

Mrs. Trump will watch “any channel she wants,” one portion of the statement reads.

The statement didn’t stop there, blasting CNN for being concerned about what is playing on television sets aboard Air Force One instead of contacting Mrs. Trump about her ‘Be Best’ initiative.

“Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.

“Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”

Captain Hate on the iPhone

MOAR LIES:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=376277

Janet

Maybe start a straw users safe place...like smoker areas outside the airport.

or

pin a straw to our shirts in solidarity with other straw users.

or

place a 'take-a-straw, leave-a-straw' cup on counters across America

henry

a straw sanctuary city?

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Trump Jr. Tells Teens His Mother Escaped Communism ‘For a Reason’

He asked the crowd why no one under socialism has advocated for it. He spoke of his grandmother who grew up in what was communist Czechoslovakia. He said his grandfather took him there when he was young every summer for six or eight weeks and he learned what it was like, calling it one of the most important lessons he ever learned.

“I got to see the opposite of what I saw in this country,” said Trump. “I learned not to take all of our incredible freedoms … for granted,” and that it was not an easy lesson for the son of a billionaire from New York city. He spoke of his grandmother being in distress when she sees people advocating for socialism on the news.

“My mother escaped from it for a reason,” said Trump, adding that it didn’t offer her opportunities, but rather the exact opposite.

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Update: Man Arrested After Destroying Trump Star on Walk of Fame with Pick Axe

#BREAKING TDS man in custody after destroying president Donald Trump‘s Hollywood star on the walk of fame with a pickax! pic.twitter.com/9ESWmiz6Nw

— GITMO 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) July 25, 2018

No pic at either the link or tweet.

Ralph L

the entire region's drinking water

I think No. Virginia's still comes from the Occoquan. You need to be precisely correct when explaining to small children. I still think that if you swallow a watermelon seed, a vine will grow out of your nose.

Kevlar Kid

Don't dooda crime ifn ya caint dooda time:

Janet

((a straw sanctuary city?))

Hah!

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Looks like EU has caved.

#MOARWINNING

Kevlar Kid

chain reaction in Santa Barbara--

convenience stores, gas station markets, fast food joints sell all sized beverages with perforated lids for straws.

drinking a bev without a lid... risky in a car, even riskier creating an opening in the lid rim to sip (weakens the lid and it leaks).

the straw IS the convenience/efficiency factor.

is this really just a backhanded sodie ban?

Kevlar Kid

who will be the enforcement arm for the SB straw ban? some twink in shorts and a dooshy bike helmet flitting about outdoor eating spots to nail the low hanging crimz?

what about them little red cocktail straws. are the turtles snorting those bad boys too?

Kevlar Kid

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ahead-of-eu-meeting-trump-rails-at-domestic-critics-1532524795

Old Lurker

You know how to spoil a good yarn Ralph!

:-)

I did explain two other things in that lesson. First, per Henry's point, I did explain that all of the water I waste down the drain shaving actually finds its way back to the Potomac River at Blue Plains below National Airport, cleaner than when it went into the sewer.

The older child asked if it was not wasteful since the "city" had to treat the water before we could drink it, and before they dump it back into the river. I explained that yes, yes they do and for that, they charge me for each thousand gallons I use, and for the same amount they assume will become "sewage". And they charge us more per gallon "because we are rich", than they charge the poor people who live in Rockville, so the more we use, the more it helps the poor people afford clean water to drink at their houses. I went on, because that's the way I roll, to explain that in fact the "city" earns a profit on each thousand gallons, and then they collect a tax on top of that, so the more water I waste, the more people can get paychecks from the City, and that is good for poor people and for lazy people who work for the government, both.

They grew up to be good Conservatives.

Kevlar Kid

that headline is misleading...from the same article:

"WASHINGTON—The European Union delegation meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday agreed to some concessions in an effort to avoid a trade war with the U.S., according to a European official in the room.

The official said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström agreed to work with the U.S. administration to lower industrial tariffs on both sides, increase LNG exports and soy beans to Europe, and align regulatory standards to allow for medical devices to have better market access in Europe, the official said."

Old Lurker

And Ralph, watermelons do grow in your stomach if you swallow the seeds.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

narc, who is a bigger retard, Dustin or Tillman?

hoyden

I wonder if the cops will bust you for having a 12" piece of aquarium air tubing. Or only if you stick it in a drink and start sucking.

Old Lurker

Hoyden, DC never punishes people who suck.

clarice feldman

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ahead-of-eu-meeting-trump-rails-at-domestic-critics-1532524795
The EU relents.

Jane

Pompeo is great. I want him to be president in 2024.

narciso

Junkers the one with the Nazi in law and two different scandals in his c.v is as stout as red queen,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Question while I wait for the press conference and listen to these waste-of-air senators grill Pompeo like he is a sneaky war criminal:

My washer, which is dead and I will be replacing, is still full of water. It will not drain. I have tried turning the knob to all of the various spin cycles.

All I can think of doing is buying some tubing to siphon it out. I could run the tube out the back door and down the steps so that gravity would take care of moving the water. Does this make sense to people?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jane,

I agree about Pompeo. He has that happy warrior personna and is smart as a whip. I think he is learning Trump strategy and is all on board.

Meanwhile, right now, Tim Kaine is asking him about articles in the Washington Post and BUZZFEED. That, guys, was a VP candidate!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Joint presser has started.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

BREAKING: Dow leaps nearly 140 points after Dow Jones reports that Trump has secured concessions from EU to avoid trade war. https://t.co/hPbA4VWyRP pic.twitter.com/sujAlITNzK

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 25, 2018

Chart at link.

Very Stable Genius!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

HAHAHA!

NO QUESTIONS!

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And the scum reporters, who have no interest in US/EU relations or the trade relationship, disrespectfully shouted out questions about the Cohen tape after the statements concluded.

Captain Hate

listen to these waste-of-air senators grill Pompeo like he is a sneaky war criminal

Other than Cruz and Rand Paul, I can't think of any that are worth a damn. Who am I overlooking?

narciso

Cotton, after that quality drops precipitously. Junkers waa a,sex scandal and a surveillance one.

Captain Hate

Ah yes, Cotton; good catch.

Naturally. Once my home state ran out of Kennedy's to be Senator, it was only natural they'd pick someone as well qualified as Ed Markey. And follow it up with a lying bitch from Oklahoma.

I went to hear him speak and do a Q and A one time in Boston and was literally embarrassed for him. And for me given that I was still living in MA at the time.

Shockingly dumb even for a politician.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 25, 2018 04:31 PM (/tuJf)

narciso

Corker is still the head of foreign relations right?

In other fareed zakarias wife won't put up with his plagiarism anymore.

Beasts of England

So Clyburn told Occasionally-Cortexed to sit in the back of the bus? Hahaha!! 😎

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Tsk, tsk

Facebook down more than 10% ten minutes after the market close. Zuckerberg takes a $6.5B hit.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-25/facebook-shares-implode-after-revenue-user-growth-disappoint

clarice feldman

when you treat half your customer base the way FB does, you suffer,

GUS

Did anyone see TOM UDALL??

The guy is batshit crazy.

clarice feldman

No--tell me about it, Gus.

GUS

He was telling me that Trump wanted to build a TOWER in RUSSIA!!! Can you imagine a REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER wanting to build a HOTEL in a major world city?? In fact the CITY that Bill Clinton protested the VIET NAM war in, and where Bernie Sanders honeymooned. He said TRUMP could prove XYZ by releasing tax returns. The FUCKER is dumb a OCCASIONALLY-COHERANT. I called his office and told them he was NUTS.

clarice feldman

If we can't beat these idiots..Gus

Blowjobs are more interesting

nter of the escalating Trump-Cohen saga is the question of whether Cohen ever engaged in, or was privy to, illegal activity on behalf of his client. On its own, the tape that Davis released to CNN falls short of answering these questions. When news broke of the payments to McDougal and Stormy Daniels, an adult-film star to whom Cohen disbursed a $130,000 hush-money payment shortly before the election, legal experts wondered whether the outlays may have violated campaign-finance laws. And while the recording certainly provides details surrounding American Media’s payment to McDougal, Rick Hasen, a law professor at U.C. Irvine, and an expert on campaign-finance law, suggested it didn’t provide any conclusions. “If you are looking for a smoking gun, this isn’t it.” Hasen continued that while the tape “certainly provides enough of a reason to engage in further investigation,” it doesn’t establish that the payments were campaign-related or illuminate Trump’s state of mind at the time. Sol Wisenberg, who served as deputy prosecutor in the Starr investigation, agreed. “Based on what has been released so far, I don’t see evidence of a crime by President Trump,” he told me.

But as Jeffress noted in our conversation, the ease with which Cohen and Trump discuss the payment to McDougal suggests that this is not the first time they have broached the topic. “Obviously, they have had prior conversations about it,” he told me, matter-of-factly. If that is the case, “it forecloses certain arguments that the president’s team could have,” Mariotti told me. “It means that they can’t argue that he had no knowledge, or that he wasn’t familiar with the transaction.

Blowjobs are more interesting

Phear is the mind-killer but ya'll ceased critical thinking in 2003.

GUS

Clarice, that's kind of what I told his office.
I nicely told the lady that AMERICA is watching this nonsense, and your party will be in the wilderness for a long long time, if UDALL is any example of their prowess. I'm not kidding. It's like your listening to 2nd grade children. The lack of logic and self awareness is amazing. These people are like little KING TUT'S their little kids with power.

Blowjobs are more interesting

I heard your Legacy Band in an OOMPA beer Putsch Gus.

Wagner is too much for a polka

matt - deplore me if you must

I have a very hard time believing Tracy was bi or gay. Just don't look it. There have been multiple attempted co-options of Grant as well, so I find this old gay guy's memoir to be questionable.

Hepburn may have been bi, but she and Tracy were a legend. It is sort of pathetic to be co-opting heroes where there is little to no evidence.

As to the nature of addiction, medically it is considered a spectrum of diseases. There are behavioral components, but the real bugger is in the way serotonin levels get jacked about. An excess of serotonin is present in schizophrenia and a low level of serotonin is sen with Parkinson's disease.

The roles of serotonin and dopamine within the brain are still poorly understood. 50% of your serotonin ends up in your stomach and they still don't know why or how it interacts.

In addiction and mental illness treatment one has to treat the whole person; the biomedical, the psychological, and the spiritual. There are over 2,000 per reviewed scientific papers that document the effects of spirituality on outcomes, almost all of them positive.

Chemical detox takes only a short period of time, usually a week. But the neurological detox and re-wiring that is needed takes from 1-2 years and relapse is simply a part of the recovery process. There are those who get off and stay off, but they are rare.The operative motto is "I am not doing too well on my own, so I might want to ask for outside help". Faith or spirituality also plays its part.

But in mental illness, getting on the right meds and then having that talk or other therapy is critical to recovery.

The individual may never be quite the same, but adherence to a recovery protocol will reduce the recurrence of psychosis or other symptoms.

We know more now than we ever have about addiction and mental illnesses, but we know so little still.

Maggie's Drawers

I'm certain GUS ain't Polish.

Slobovia, maybe..

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Thai boys rescued from cave become Buddhist novices

Eleven rescued Thai boys and members of the Wild Boars football team and coach Ekkapol Chantawong (left) were ordained Wednesday as novice Buddhist monks at the Wat Phra That Doi Tung temple in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai. The Thai boys were rescued from deep inside a flooded cave in a dramatic mission on July 10.

(Click to enlarge.)

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While the boys were trapped inside the cave, their families were praying for their safety. These families made a promise that if the boys were returned to them safely, they would be ordained.

After the rescue, the boys themselves pledged to join the monastery to honor Kunan, who had died trying to save them. It is considered one of the highest forms of tribute in Theravada Buddhism (the most common school of Buddhism in Thailand) to be ordained in honor of someone else.

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Facebook Admits It Made ‘Mistake’ Rejecting Pro-Gun Political Ad

State Rep. Matt Caldwell’s 15-second advertisement features him skeet shooting and saying, “I like guns. I love the Second Amendment. And I support our president. That’s why I’m endorsed by the NRA.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Caldwell’s campaign claimed his advertisement was censored by Facebook because of the site’s “liberal agenda.” Facebook’s advertising policies prohibit advertisements that “promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.”

...

A Facebook spokesperson later told the Times, “We review millions of ads each week and sometimes we make mistakes. We have overturned the incorrect decision and the ads are now running live on Facebook.”

henry

Matt, serotonin and dopamine. Yep. For example nicotine hijacks the dopamine (reward) system in the brain. Highly addicting. my summer job in college was as a lab tech at the Missouri Institute of Psychiatry / St Louis State Mental Hospital. In vitro testing of the endorphin receptors (in rat cortex) as a path to understanding morphine / opium and things like nalaxone. The head of the lab let me get samples from all the Pharma sales reps (long white coat = doctor in a hospital, playing with radioactive phosphorus ATP meant long lab coat), the test them on the brain cells. Fun patterns in which cell proteins went active with which drugs.

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VICE Admits: Twitter Is Shadowbanning Conservatives, Mainstream Republicans

The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter, VICE News has learned. It’s a shift that diminishes their reach on the platform — and it’s the same one being deployed against prominent racists to limit their visibility. The profiles continue to appear when conducting a full search, but not in the more convenient and visible drop-down bar. (The accounts appear to also populate if you already follow the person.)

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Democrats are not being “shadow banned” in the same way, according to a VICE News review. McDaniel’s counterpart, Democratic Party chair Tom Perez, and liberal members of Congress — including Reps. Maxine Waters, Joe Kennedy III, Keith Ellison, and Mark Pocan — all continue to appear in drop-down search results. Not a single member of the 78-person Progressive Caucus faces the same situation in Twitter’s search.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1022196613098479616

derp.

DebinGA

Hope excellent alternatives to Facebook and Amazon are ready to roll.

Fwiw, it wasn't Clyburn who worried about Guam tipping over; it was GA Rep Hank Johnson: "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize"... He represents heavily AA Dekalb County just east of Atlanta's Fulton Co.

GUS

Deb, do you have any person in your circle of family and friends who is as stupid as Hank Johnson??? I don't.

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Facebook Crash Continues As Zuck Admits Growth To Continue Decelerating

Down 16% after hours.

Captain Hate

Damn, my bad on confusing Clyburn and Hank Johnson.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The United States and the European Union have a $1 TRILLION bilateral trade relationship – the largest economic relationship in the world. We want to further strengthen this trade relationship to the benefit of all American and European citizens... pic.twitter.com/4zlmEEtCpG

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018

Video of joint statement at the link.

Extraneus

I thought I'd look up the subject of the Cohen tape, Karen McDougal.

Trump was 60 at the time of the alleged affair...

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DebinGA

Hank Johnson beat Cynthia McKinney, which was a tremendous public service, GUS. McKinney was a much greater embarrassment for GA than "Tippy" Johnson.

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