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August 09, 2018

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Kevlar Kid

Beats waking up with a sinus infection from those wall-mounted wailers that grind all night.

Bet your hotel doesn't smell like Roach-Be-Gone neither huh. :D

Pinandpuller

rich

I've really tried to hone my mentalist cold reading technique in Nashville but I haven't had to use it yet. Like I said, I saw an obvious mooch coming and I boogied. Nobody approaching you on the street is there to tell you you won the lottery. But if a kid is involved maybe some good was done. It wasn't on them.

Pinandpuller

Maybe, but there are a shitload of people barely outside their nonsmoking rooms smoking. This is a weird town. We drove by Ft Riley but this feels like a base town. Except I've seen zero pawn shops.

Kevlar Kid

More shallow and random thoughts at 130am PST on the Chinese Communists teetering on the brink.

+++++
The Chinese Communists are the lords of the state sanctioned economy. Never forget that when referring to "China."

Who's your daddy? will be the relevant question to ask when doing business with Chinese Communist companies.
+++++

And on the Who's your mommy front----

Without Senator Diane Weinstein funneling "intelligence" out of the USA, who's the heir apparent to open the US spigot for the Chinese Communists re intellectual property, military technology, and corporate secrets?

The answer might come clear after Senator Weinstein has to step down, with the would-be heirs scratching and gouging their way into the seat. (Track which heir apparent raises the most Chinese connected campaign donations.)
++++++

The noise coming out of Communist China re trade etc is way out of proportion given the advantages the CC's have enjoyed since the 80s.

Regroup and rethink your Potemkin economy.

Pinandpuller

Found a hotel that takes pets for under $62 with tax is I guess a miracle or thank the god Kali. Just heard Roger Miller on the radio today.

Kevlar Kid

Smoke em if ya need em.

Kevlar Kid

I dug up R.E.M. (ya i know BOOOO!) and their "Dead Letter Office album.... they do a rendition of "King of the Road" that i like. it was way before the cranial rectal inversion phase for the band set in.

like this one too from the same: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZestdmwyM

Kevlar Kid

all right then. i've removed all doubt. time for bed.

jim nj

{snip} Pompeo is the right official to lead the negotiations process. He doesn't need to get a deal-- he needs only to disrupt the corrupt practices that make NOKO Nukes possible in the first place. Cockroaches cant build nests in broad daylight.

Mike Pompeo is Mr. Daylight.

Posted by: Kevlar Kid
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Yeah, I keep seeing arguments that lower-level officials should be working out the details. Well that's what we did before and it didn't work. It only led to prolonged nothingness.

Pompeo at the helm means no misunderstandings.

NoKos are serious or not. Dealing with our top foreign policy officer means no bullshit.

NoKos can't shift the negotiations to lower levels if Pompeo is there. He's not going to meet with an inferior.

This is all let's cut to the chase. Are you serious , or not, this is a serious negotiation, if you're serious, let's do the deal now.

If Pompeo thinks a deal can be done it will. If he decides otherwise the talks are over. The sanctions remain in place and tighten. And tighten even further.

jim nj

Pin,

That's your "lizard" brain talking. Street sense is all about the "lizard" brain.

Doesn't "feel" right, it isn't.

jim nj

nytol

Ralph L

jim nj, didn't you post an article about China having to continue US soybean imports for logistics reasons?
Maybe they'll realize they won't win a trade war over commodities.

anonamom

MT's 11:21 pm is a must read.

He addresses something that VDH (IIRC) did in one of his many recent essays---our "betters," as MT puts it, trying to govern only from abstractions, have completely lost credibility from those of us whose real world experiences cannot support their abstractions.

Example: the "gender is a social construct so let anybody use the women's bathroom" cannot be reconciled with our desire (NEED!) to keep male pedophiles in a wig and skirt away from defenseless little girls.

Miss Marple

Good morning!

Chik-fil-A should not look this PR gift horse in the mouth:

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/08/09/petition-calls-on-chick-fil-to-bring-chain-restaurants-to-u-s-military-bases.html

anonamom

GUS, half of the editorial positions for the Harvard Law Review are based on GPA, half are elected.
Back in the day, it was exclusively based on class ranking, but as that resulted in a marked majority of white males on the board, the above "solution" to that "problem" came about.

You can guess how Obama got his spot form his subsequent contribution to the body of knowledge of the law.

anonamom

What's with The Atlantic? Did sbw take over as Editor in Chief??
First that article about Jordan Pederson and the death of The Left, now this--democratic socialism is bad for minorities!

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/a-risk-that-democratic-socialism-poses-to-all-minorities/566528/

Miss Marple
Miss Marple

A little local color from daddy's neck of the woods:

MOOSE ON THE LOOSE: Drivers slowed down to catch a glimpse of a gigantic moose walking in a grass median in Anchorage, Alaska. pic.twitter.com/xw6SvVw5SI

— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 9, 2018

Video at link.


Miss Marple

Just saw on Twitter that Mark Steyn is guest-hosting for Rush today.

Miss Marple

https://nypost.com/2018/08/10/prosecutors-ask-supreme-court-to-reinstate-kennedy-cousins-murder-convition/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

hoyden

MM, "(I have gotten used to waking after 4 hours sleep.)"

For about the last 20 years I've been sleeping between 3-6 hours. Never set an alarm, go to sleep when I'm tired, wake when I'm not. I get all the sleep I feel I need and can't do more. I'm typically asleep by 8:30-9:30 pm, and awake 1:00-3:00 am.

I have learned to enjoy the routine and not agonize over it. I get to see sunrise and most of the time sunset.

Ralph L

Except for October 2015, right after I quit my job, I haven't slept more than 4 hours a night, usually less, since I got shingles in 2014. Sometimes I'll conk out an hour or two in the afternoon, which usually means my digestion is on the fritz.

anonamom

The older I get, the less sleep I need.

hoyden

There's a lot to ponder in MT's 11:21 pm read.

I can relate to experiencing life on multiple levels variously experienced as conscious/unconscious, emotional/intellectual/willful, higher self/lower self/ ego self.

I'm also learning how to relate my experience to a spiritual realm that transcends the temporal existence.

I'm learning to appreciate my life as a journey and evolution. I've made a lot of "left" turns in life, learned hard lessons, and wouldn't change one moment in any of it because it's brought me where I am today with no regrets.

Miss Marple

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/exclusive-right-wing-street-artists-who-plastered-trump-stars-on-hollywood-walk-of-fame-issue-warning-to-resistors/

You really need to see this. I especially love Rob Reiner's star surrounded by about 20 Trump stars.

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
12h12 hours ago

Jenna Ellis “FBI thought they wouldn’t get caught because they thought that Hillary was going to win. There is overt bias and that depends on whether you are Democrat or Republican - a double standard that needs to stop.”

================================

This is from last night and I missed it. I thought I would post it because it demonstrates that President Trump is well aware of what's going on.

clarice feldman

Thnx daddy, I figured ti must be something like that. Also I found an uncommon Korean surname that transliterates to OR.

Miss Marple

So, I went back to read Man Tran's 11:21 and discovered I had posted that tweet right before I went to bed. I must have been really sleepy!

Ralph L

The doctor who did my Dad's endoscopies was named Oh and of Korean descent.

anonamom

And we have actress Sandra Oh of 14 seasons of Grey's Anatomy fame.

Wonder how long catch up would take? I left season six...

Ralph L

The "insurance policy" was enough dirt on Trump to keep them in office, un-disgraced and out of legal trouble.

clarice feldman

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/bruce_ohr_and_rudys_shot_across_muellers_bow.html

Miss Marple

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/government-and-politics/4483117-vice-president-pence-promises-copper-nickel-expansion-during

Miss Marple

clarice,

That is a really good article about Ohr and Steele and Rudy knowing what was going on.

Miss Marple


Dan Bongino
‏Verified account @dbongino

The evidence of collusion between people with deep ties to the Clinton team, and the Democrat Party, is now overwhelming. Pretending otherwise makes you either willingly blind or unwillingly ignorant.
1:37 PM - 9 Aug 2018


Rudy Guiliani retweeted the above tweet with this comment:


Rudy Giuliani
‏Verified account @RudyGiuliani
5m5 minutes ago

Maybe it’s time for Attorney General Sessions to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the conspiracy to defeat Donald Trump by buying and disseminating false dossiers, obtaining illegal wires and commencing baseless FBI investigations.

rse

MT-s insight came at a propitious time as I have been having a dialogue with people in asia for months who watched an interview I did and recognized a connection between executive coaching practices (more malpractice) and K-12 learning standards aims. They will bring things to my attention and spotting the commonalities and tapping into the ancestry lets me sharpen areas no one wants to be forthcoming about.

Over the last few days we had been discussing different aspects and I saw something new, which is a little unusual at this point so I followed it up and out comes an old hands on deck International Symposium on the Unconscious and how to manipulate it in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1979.

I recognize that the new federal law with its mandatory areas of assessment that parents cannot opt out of is tying to what is pushed there and the execs who have been through the training are confirming to me that the methods discussed for "educating the will" are in fact what they were put through.

So I check out the Russian and discover UNESCO has done an article on him in 2002 because of his international importance and that his 1966 book published here in the uS after translation was brought back into print in January 2014. That is one of my techniques for confirming something is currently in use.

A'mom-the abstract categories is called Ascending from the Abstract to the Concrete and without facts creating those abstractions there is a tendency to analogize inaptly and act on premises that aren't true.

Anyway, this is the unesco link. http://www.ibe.unesco.org/sites/default/files/uznadzee.pdf

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

.@MariaBartiromo “No evidence to launch even an investigation into potential collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians - and here we are, a year and a half later.”

Miss Marple


Scott Greer
‏Verified account @ScottMGreer

Just found out the Weekly Standard now has a paywall. LOL


'Sources Say' is Greek for 'Fake News'
‏ @NolteNC
5m5 minutes ago

So now we are saving money by not reading it.

@WinWin

anonamom

This link from a commenter on Althouse, re: Trayvon Martin's addiction to dextromethorphan being the etiology of his crazed attack of George Zimmerman.
From the commentor's blog; he's watching the six part "whitewash" of Trayvon that has recently been released.

Posting because that is how I found JOM---maybe from Insty?--when my "concrete" experience didn't match what my "betters" on NPR and in the MSM were trying to tell me about that 17 year old man who was repeatedly being pictured as a 12 year old on ski slopes.
People here, and CTH, let me know my reality wasn't skewed.

https://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2015/10/trayvon-martin-was-paranoid-because-of.html

henry

they found a second sphinx or something.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1001190/egypt-sphinx-giza-pyramids-luxor-karnak-thebes

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/rhode_island_senate_race_may_be_in_play_as_media_and_political_pros_oblivious.html

Should make it interesting.

Janet

((the six part "whitewash" of Trayvon that has recently been released.))

The attacks on InfoWars is something to behold considering the giant, lying, propaganda machines of the MFM.

Ralph L

I'm not sure what Althouse thinks about that guy advertising his own blog with long comments, but she's let other people do it to a lesser extent.

henry

#walkaway with teeth. Chitown Lurker thinks these people will be killed for posting this.

https://twitter.com/gijoeops/status/1027822260034330624?s=12

henry

the video linked above is powerful... share it widely.

Miss Marple

Chicago is a disgrace. When I was a kid we took field trips up to the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry.

I would be afraid to go there now.

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!

Miss Marple


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
42m42 minutes ago

The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love......

.....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!

Extraneus

MM linked a thread by Imperator Rex last night, which itself linked this very interesting piece:

https://themarketswork.com/2018/08/08/julian-assange-our-guy/

Ralph L

What law gives a Prez the authority to raise tariffs on his own? They were a major bone of contention in Congress from 1789 until when? after WWII? It amazes me that they so often relinquish their powers.

sbw

MM, watch “The Holiday” if you can find it. It’s a movie that can be seen many times.

Pay special attention to the response finally given to “Jasper”, the cad.

henry

Ralph, this claims to explain it:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/tariffs-congress-handed-president-power-to-levy/

clarice feldman

Ext I don't think "Assange" is "our guy".

henry

Short answer is FDR got Congress to give him tariff power. they never took it back.

Ralph L

All I have to do is ask a question, and Henry finds a link. I'm just going to get lazy(er).

henry

re Assange, in the Russia vs China vs Pakistan (pan Islam) spies, Assange may not be Russia or Pakistan, but China fits his activities (as far as I can tell with 10 seconds attention). Snowden - Russia, Manning & Awan Pak.

now to get a cup of coffee and await narciso sorting out who is tied to whom in this zoo.

Extraneus

It's an interesting theory about Assange, but you're probably right. Still a lot of info in that piece, and no claims of speculation being fact. Is "Jeff Carlson, CFA" and themarketswork a thing?

Miss Marple

Ralph L.,

Here's an article from March which explains how the President came to have the authority:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/tariffs-congress-handed-president-power-to-levy/

Ralph L

From Henry's link:
A republic requires a legislature that can handle such tasks, and we simply do not have one.

There's too much that reminds me of the collapse of the Roman Republic.

Miss Marple

Ha!

henry beat me to it!

henry

Miss M, fiber bundles as a connect here. On occasion, it pays to be part of the cloud infrastructure.

Pinandpuller

anonamom

If you haven't you should check out Under the Tuscan Sun, Hard Candy and Dancing at the Blue Lizard for more Sandra Oh goodness. And Killing Eve BBC.

Miss Marple

https://twitter.com/STUinSD/status/1027908188706729987

An instructive tale.

henry

Instapundit.com Retweeted
StewartBellNP's avatar
Stewart Bell @StewartBellNP
17h

1. Federal regulators have taken the highly unusual step of revoking the charity status of a mosque for promoting intolerance. globalnews.ca/news/4373959/o…

https://globalnews.ca/news/4373959/ottawa-mosque-charity-hate-intolerance/

Janet

((Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry.))

The Museum of Science & Industry is near the U. of Chicago. My husband grew up around there. It is a safe area near the lake. It is a great museum & I don't usually like museums.

henry

erica orden @eorden
7m

Happening today: “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis is testifying before the Mueller grand jury

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
2m

Judge approves $3.5 mil settlement against IRS for targeting tea party groups.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/9/judge-approves-35-million-settlement-irs-tea-party/

Momto2

Where will that $3.5 mil come from?

I thought so.

Judge approves $3.5 mil settlement against IRS for targeting tea party groups.

henry

Momto2, and Lois Lerner's pension keeps paying.

Old Lurker

Koskinen's too.

Miss Marple

Vox has made a ridiculous video claiming that MS-13 is really just kids who have after-school jobs and live with their parents. I am not making this up.

Let's see what Thomas WIctor has to say about it:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1027738487653429248.html

Beasts of England

Pin - I enjoyed your new tune. The composition is solid, as is the execution. Very nice. 👊

Marlene

Good Morning! Four people have been killed in Fredricton,New Brunswick in an early morning shooting. Fredricton is about 150 miles over the border from here. Trudeau's progressive government has recently proposed legislation to tighten Canada's gun control laws.

Pinandpuller

Beasts

Thanks. Trying to embrace the new paradigm.

Miss Marple

Marlene,

Here's what Fox has so far:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/10/at-least-4-people-dead-in-shooting-canadian-police-say.html

Marlene

Ugh,two of the confirmed dead are Fredricton police officers.

Pinandpuller

Trayvon the musical. Like the 1812 overture?

narciso

You rang, well that was the speculation on the last 24 with jack Bauer, even in the first wikileaks he didn't reference many details about China, I didn't have all this dancing data mining equipment and I realized deripasha wasn't the player they had slated him to be, and craig p has noted what his pecking order is in the putin court. Hes a deversified businessman everythinv from aluminum to video games.

Janet

Julian Assange ...

It's hard to tell the bad guys from the good guys when we've got Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Strzok, etc in our law enforcement agencies.
Playing propaganda games & leaking.
What's the difference?

I learned more useful info from Guccifer than our own FBI.

narciso

Yes there's a nazgul with more personality than Cerberus over at althouse, there's a gope scold but a number of interesting characters as Well, like a,Philippine businessman and attorney whose perspective is much like ours.

lurkersusie

Haha,

"The View" is adding a second conservative voice: Abby Huntsman.

The 32-year-old is set to join the panel of the ABC daytime talk show, which has seen many cast shakeups over the years, and leave her job as a co-host of Fox News' "Fox and Friends Weekend."

narciso

I thing about vox is one didn't need to complete that entire sentence, a project from the braintrust of Klein yglesias and Fisher, which spawned miss jeong.

narciso

So this fellow has made me aware of a number of facts I didn't know before, like before the bulk of the French expedition in Indochina in the 1870s there was a Spanish incursion with Filipino troops, a distant ancestor was a part, also the perspective of those fighters against the American intervention in the early 20th century, as relayed through film.

James D.

It's hard to tell the bad guys from the good guys when we've got Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Strzok, etc in our law enforcement agencies.

Just assume they’re all bad guys unless they conclusively and repeatedly prove otherwise.

And if the actual good guys don’t like it, they can do a better job of policing their colleagues.

Miss Marple

This is totally off-topic, but I ran across this article and it reminded me of my dad and grandad watching the fights on TV when I was a kid.

Old Lurker

James "And if the actual good guys don’t like it,"

Name three...

Like the wave of honest hardworking intel and FBI agents who would resign if what Comey & McCabe were accused of actually happened.

Miss Marple

ChiTown sent me a tweet which indicates the Turkish foreign minister was meeting with Iranian officials yesterday.

This is a bad sign.

narciso

How is that line from winter soldier, 'how do we know if they are the bad guys, when they start shooting at us,

clarice feldman

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/401193-gop-chairman-set-to-issue-steele-dossier-subpoenas

Miss Marple

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/rocky-marciano-real-rocky-from-massachusetts/

This is the boxing article I forgot to post that I referenced up above.

Beasts of England

Pin got me thinking about composition, and this is a fine example of melding together the seemingly disparate elements. A little (non) Nachtmusik from Herr Wolfie:

https://youtu.be/uX4Nt7l7-Zo?list=PLxVexRqKs_pSxfIeQXQ6RHLshYjBuDBBu

henry

MarketWatch @MarketWatch
now

A U.S. federal judge authorized the seizure of Citgo Petroleum Corp. to satisfy a Venezuelan government debt

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-judge-authorizes-seizure-of-venezuelas-citgo-2018-08-10?link=sfmw_tw

Old Lurker

Clarice "The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is readying subpoenas for people connected to the controversial “Steele” dossier, sources tell The Hill.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is preparing subpoenas for Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, according to two congressional sources familiar with the matter."

Seriously? Does Congress not understand that a great many of us simply do not give a cr*p about their Johnny Come Lately pretend investigations and pretend televised hearings?

They are so stupid they think popping up right before an election will garner votes from imbeciles who NOW thinks they care?

Really.

PS. And if the reason for the "delay" was because the DoJ IG was covered with whitewash and Congress has to "wait" until he is done, then a) say that, and b) turn the focus on how that right there is a pocket veto preventing timely investigations into serious crimes against the republic.

Ok. More coffee.

Old Lurker

assume quotation marks before "Chairman" and after "matter"

Old Lurker

About damn time re Citgo, Henry.

clarice feldman

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/52-want-russia-investigation-to-end-one-third-democrats-agree

narciso

Yes it's more Kabuki some body that isn't Possom would have already interrogating the office of national analysis, which was paying hamper. Bringing dearlove and other players up to find out what he was doing with mifsud.

Miss Marple

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/10/olegs-story-yes-the-russians-were-involved-in-the-2016-election/

henry

well, well:

Wired Sources @WiredSources
31m

BREAKING: Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen says in secret recording that he hopes congresswoman Marsha Blackburn killed herself - HuffPo

https://twitter.com/WiredSources/status/1027924088495525888

Tom R

James "And if the actual good guys don’t like it,"

Name three...

Sessions, Rosenstein and Horowitz

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