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November 24, 2018



The French have been voting for, and getting the Government they deserve for decades.

Germans waiting a decade before doing the same.

Rate we are going, probably only another decade before the coastal disease sweeps the rest of the country.

I'm counting on OL to keep the bar stocked on The Ledge.

Another Bob

FYI, within the last couple days Nikki Haley posted on Twitter photos of her and hubby and other family doing Tgiving.

Doesn’t look like a “separated” situation to me.

James D.

The Mediterranean was thought to be land-locked at one time due to water being stored in an ice cap. It is thought that at some time the rise in water levels breached the Straits of Gibraltar thus opening the Mediterranean to a rise in water level.

Check out Julian May's Saga of Pliocene Exile for the fictionalized version of this explanation.

(fun series - time travel, psychics, ancient aliens, it's got everything)

James D.

NBC goes full race card:


Time to pull more WH press passes.


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
9m9 minutes ago

Victor Davis Hanson was a very good and interesting guest of Mark Levin on @FoxNews. He wrote a highly touted book called “The Second World Wars” and a new book will soon be coming out called “The Case For Trump.” Recommend both. @marklevinshow


Andrew Malcolm
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4m4 minutes ago

Select scheduled guests Sun Morning Shows-CBS Trey Gowdy; NBC Mike Lee; CNN Joni Ernst; FoxNews Ben Sasse, Corey Lewandowski, David Bossie


I saw that game too!
Got home during the ?fourth? over time. No way was I not going to witness that record-setting event. Though I was starting to wonder if it would ever end...

I'm not buying the Nikki Haley "i did it all for love" story yet either. I'd recently heard her very genuinely and naturally thank her husband for making that whole NYC/UN thing happen. Didn't sound to me like he was making it happen from another apartment.

Seems like it would be extremely challenging for the mother of two to have had the time to date while married while UN Ambassador.



Sundance explains the structural problem with Comey testifying publicly.


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

I will be in Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday night doing two Rallies for Senator Hyde-Smith, who has a very important Election on Tuesday. She is an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military, our great Vets, Healthcare & the 2nd A. Needed in D.C.

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#DefenseMatters GO IRISH!


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
13h13 hours ago

Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No “Releasing” into the U.S...

....All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!




Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
25m25 minutes ago

The large and violent French protests don’t take into account how badly the United States has been treated on Trade by the European Union or on fair and reasonable payments for our GREAT military protection. Both of these topics must be remedied soon.


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
14m14 minutes ago

Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!


Well, looks like Clarice gets a well deserved week off. Thank goodness I still have coffee.


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago

So great that oil prices are falling (thank you President T). Add that, which is like a big Tax Cut, to our other good Economic news. Inflation down (are you listening Fed)!


Was anyone aware that there have been a large number of corruption indictments out of Arkansas? I was not.

This is a long article detailing them, including who and what for. (My personal favorite is the guy who hid illegal campaign donations and bribes as donations to the Methodist church where he was the pastor!)


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Good Morning JOM!

Getting a month head start on the New Year.

Was very unsatisfied with my productivity level
in 2018. Lots of hurdles to overcome from the medical fall out from the spinal myelitis surgery.

But still.

So. College Man turned me on to a regimen that i've implemented as of last night.

Turned off the ND/SC game at half-time and went to bed at 730. Rose without an alarm at 230a.

That gives me a 17 hour day (which i planned around key priorities--- didnt overload it with details...so i can adapt if needed).

Enjoyed an hour long low impact workout first thing. One full hour of reading for pleasure. Breathing exercises and personal correspondence...all by the end of hour 3.

i'm alert and relaxed. Have notched 1 hour on our biggest project. Mrs Kid and I are going to have a hot beverage before she leaves on a 50 mile road bike ride.

thought i'd share. maintaining this regimen is my only New Year resolution. just go to bed at 730 and the rest, no pun intended, will follow.

it was an unexpected find. College Man won a 9 month internship with a private equity firm and is exploring different ways to get more out of his day.

prayers get answered.

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thanks for that Arkansas article, MM. Slow but concerted movement. "These things take time." rings true?

Old Lurker

Have no fear, Buckeye. The Ledge is here to stay I think.

Thinking of building a fallback like that "Seed Bunker" in far north Norway. We could live there and calls us The Seeds of Liberty. Will not take the place of Jane's Island but might be more survivable.




Video as well as photos. Pretty neat.



The caravans are causing trouble in Guatemala, too. Judicial Watch interviewed Guatemalan government officials.


During an afternoon interview at the National Palace, President Morales said that Guatemala has absorbed the huge cost of mobilizing police and military to return thousands of people to Honduras. He would like the United States to help him find the organizers of the caravan so they can face legal consequences. “Mass immigration like this endangers lives,” Morales said. “This is unprecedented. We are in the process of investigating who is behind the caravan.” Morales assures that Guatemala is doing everything possible to curb illegal immigration and asked for cooperation from the United States.


Sharyl Attkisson is doing a segment on how congress critters get so rich "serving the public." A topic that's been of interest here.


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time to investigate "insider trading" by congressional officials dating back to 2000.

let's return to a nation that exercises "the long arm" of the law.

where there's insider trading there's tax EVASION.

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have the Senate investigate the "immigrant rights" non-profits.

identify the support chain on this side of the border. that will flush the roaches that are on the other side supporting coyotes, caravan organizers, and other mooch groups that aid and abet border jumpers.

take off the gloves.

glad to hear POTUS directness about closing the Southern border to immigrants. have to assume the "daily work" crossers would be allowed through.

time to get tougher. how are the narcos handling these developments? no mention of closing tunnels and arresting US citizens who abet tunnelers on their properties.

lots to do.


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
14m14 minutes ago

Pres back at his Trump Intl Golf Club in FL again this morning. 5th day in a row. He is scheduled to return to DC later in the day. He's back on the road on Monday to do 2 campaign rallies in Mississippi for @cindyhydesmith, in a Senate runoff Tuesday against @espyforsenate.


I am glad he has gotten to play some golf. The guy needs a break once in a while.


Caught the Metro this rainy overcast day up to the Arc de Triomphe and paid rhe 12 Euro fee to climb all 200+ steps up the darn thing to look in vain for significant Protester damage, but most of it had been bulldozed aside in the early morning. Only saw 5 Yellow Vesters total, totally eclipsed by a dozen Blue Paddy Wagons lined up along the Champs across the street from the Arch, and probably a hundred body armored Gendarmes stationed around the monument, most carrying their black batons and some variety of dangerous looking firearm at the ready. From the Arc's rooftop the Eiffel Towers top was lost in the fog, so a very dreary day indeed.

Along the curbs of some of the streets radiating out from the Arc De Triomohe for a few blocks you could see where the makeshift barricades the protesters had dragged up had been bulldozed aside, now clobbering the bus lanes, but no biggie and the Town seemed totally back to normal with Tour Buses running etc, the only thing different than normal being that the topic of conversation was nothing but hundreds of "Looky Louy's" like me wondering where was the damage? Shakespeare's Used Bookstore next, then a brief in and out of the Cathedral, then off to supposedly meet mates at the Great Canadian. Personally I consider it only the "So So, Canadian"," but they've had Lagunitas on tap lately and their Wifi is damn good, even if their chow ain't.

Now I am back at my fav Cafe across from the Cathedral, shivering outdoors under the awning, but loving the misty view and the chacuterie. Ciao.


JUST IN: Judge has denied George Papadopoulos' request to continue his bail and delay when he starts his two-week prison sentence -- he's due to report tomorrow documentcloud.org/documents/5267…


Manuel Transmission

Good morning. Reading jnj’s thoughts on the earth’s and man’s interactions last night, I would like to emphasize again the best source for ‘getting your feet wet’ on the whole subject: Graham Hancock. I’ve never run across anyone else that pulls back to see the 30,000 ft view quite like him. He also seeks out individual experts on specific niche subjects while tying the big picture all together. He has done something like 20 books on various aspects of man’s history and the way the earth has influenced it. Underworld focuses on civilizations before the various floods after the last ice age when the nominal sea level was about 400 ft below today’s. My comment on the Younger Dryas was covered in one of his most recent: Magicians of the Gods. He is about as close to an investigative reporter as you can get on what happened to us in (pre)history.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Mammals appeared roughly 40-50 years ago in the Eocene Era.--

While there are a few definitional challenges I still think that's off by about a factor of four or five.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Rod Stewart getting his stomach pumped was a Universal Myth.--

How about Richard Gere and the gerbil?

Manuel Transmission


A taste from his site:

After years of travelling, exploring archaeological sites and rummaging through puzzles in ancient myths and legends I have found many reasons to suspect that the orthodox theory of human prehistory – the one that is taught in all our schools and universities – is seriously in error. The theory takes many different local forms with endless variations, but the backbone in all cases is the same: an entrenched belief system about the human condition and about our collective past in which modern advanced civilisation is seen as the product of thousands of years of linear social and technological evolution – “onwards and upwards,” as my friend John West likes to caricature the orthodox view, “from stupid old cave men to smart old us”.

I write my books to try to show that an alternative view can fruitfully be considered. Human society may indeed have evolved in a straight and essentially unbroken line from primitive to “smart” – just as the historians say – but it is also possible that there could have been major discontinuities in the record which have severely distorted and “edited” the data about the past that historians work with. For some reason that I have honestly never been able to understand properly, historians bitterly resent any such suggestion. They insist that although they may have made some mistakes in the minor details they are undoubtedly correct in the overall picture that they paint for us of history and prehistory. I’ve tried to show how seriously wrong this attitude could be and to gather together as much evidence as possible to support the view that a great “lost” civilisation could have flourished far back in remote antiquity and that it could have been so completely destroyed that its very existence was eventually forgotten.


The left has their own “Q” scam: this is also the technique of the 4D chess types, claim a lot, then repeat the random hits. As they say, read the whole thread.



Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is on the verge of settling a case brought by a former employee who claims the university included faked data in applications and reports for federal grants worth nearly $200 million.


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Present Phase of Stagnation in the Foundations of Physics Is Not Normal.
Ouch. She's not very nice but raises some very good points.



That's a good find. I check the Q threads every once in a while because occasionally someone will dig up some important investigative stuff. However, I long ago quit believing most of it, especially when they got into dream interpretations, JFK junior still being alive, etc.

Funniest to me in the comments was the one which said Q was followed by mostly old people. LOL!

Art in Newport

.. prayers get answered ..

.. and God helps those who help themselves.

And those who never give up. My hat is off to you, KK.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That counterchekist dude must be really off the wall if Adrian Oaks had to pwn him cuz Adrian Oaks himself is batchit anti-Trump crazy.


Good thing I got out of the theoretical physics game in the 80s.

Or is it....

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

World’s Oldest Fossils Now Appear to Be Squished Rocks



VDH has long been considered the foremost expert on war. I got to go to Normandy with him. It really was a thrill.

Now I will go visit a JOMer. How lucky am I?

Jim Eagle

A little aviation history:

One Day in Tampa Bay.

November 25, 1940, the Martin B-26 Marauder makes its first flight.





--Rod Stewart getting his stomach pumped was a Universal Myth.--

Huh, WAY back when I heard the "myth", it was Elton John

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Thanks a million, Art! :D



President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA


President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA


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