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February 25, 2019

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MissMarple2

anonamom,

Thank you for the article on those sculptures, particularly the one with the netting. I had never even heard of it. Miraculous work!

pagar

I have trouble believe any American ever voted for this idiot.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/harry_reid_on_trump_i_just_have_trouble_accepting_him_as_a_person.html

What a waste!

"Speaking for the deranged Trump-haters, Harry doesn't see Trump as a person, so everything Trump does is bad. This is as good an explanation as any for the unhinged hatred of President Trump and his voters"

Narciso79

If he could only represent a Gitmo detainee, then he'd be square.

I pointed out how another one of these shops dezenhall resources worked for Ukrainian counterparts.

Khashoggi handler for Qatar was a fmr aide to Albright then part of the middle east institute where she now doubt rubbed shoulder with Joe Wilson and a few quarrelsome folk.

MissMarple2

When 94% of Senate Democrats could not even vote to protect babies after they’re born, we are no longer dealing with a normal, traditional Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/05vb7kJanf

— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 26, 2019

Short (less than a minute) video clip of McConnell speaking about this in the Senate.

MissMarple2

http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/26/senate-vote-born-alive-infants-proves-democrats-arent-pro-choice-theyre-pro-infanticide/#.XHVdMkt3XFo.twitter

jimmyk

Just a (mostly) positive NYC note: I had an appointment downtown, and exited at the Cortlandt Street subway station, only recently reopened some 17 years after being destroyed on 9/11.

Also walked past the 9/11 Memorial, which I haven't been to (naturally, since I live here). The only downside is that in the new station they've engraved into the wall words from some UN declaration (at least the part I saw) as opposed to, say, the Declaration of Independence.

I used to go down that way daily, and would see some of the same people every day getting off to go the WTC, and to this day I wonder whether they survived or not.

jimmyk

Not sure what the issue was exactly, but this guy's FB page was deemed triggering by Zuckerberg Inc and deactivated, but DT Jr intervened and somehow got it reactivated.

https://twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1100433904778002432

MissMarple2

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/26/the-concerns-and-challenges-of-being-a-u-s-teen-what-the-data-show/

What Pew DOESN'T show:

How many teens are from single-parent homes.

How many go to church.

How many are addicted to their smartphones.

How many are convinced that the planet only has a few years left before the climate kills us.

Etc. etc.

Old Lurker

Haven't read the whole thread but did see this from Maryrose "Eventually I see abortion and when is acceptable becoming a state’s issue.
Federal government will be out of it."

Yes, perhaps, as to certain details, but not, by a long shot, on basic definitions of the fundamental declarations of rights "endowed by our creator". So argue all you like state by state about abortion before the moving target of viability, or about how clean a clinic must be, or whether the nail salon lady can perform the act (not THAT act), etc. But we are not a Nation if we cannot agree that a live baby who survives an abortion is anything other than a new individual entitled to all the rights and protections this country affords every other individual as well as those rights endowed by that baby's creator..

Narciso79

Kassam is a UK citizen of Pakistani background who works for Breitbart too much crimethink to be tolerated.

Old Lurker

Or what Iggy said at 12:04.

Caught up now...

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/431569-matt-schlapp-says-trump-has-hired-some-stinkers-in-past

This is true. Perhaps he should have had someone more experienced with hiring, but how many people who knew what to look for even signed on to the campaign, since he was viewed as a long-shot vanity candidate?

And how many of these "stinkers" were inserted by opposing forces?

I want to know who recommended Acosta and why that legal problem didn't show up.

henry

Acosta is from Florida, so we can take a shortcut and blame Rubio and JEB! equally.

hrtshpdbox

I used to go down that way daily, and would see some of the same people every day getting off to go the WTC, and to this day I wonder whether they survived or not.

jimmyk, I remember that station when it was brand new in the 70's; I think they extended a line (IRT, I think?) when the WTC was first opened. Also, though, I had a similar experience to yours; in '97 I lived in New Jersey for about six months and worked on West St, alongside the WTC. I took the train in from Jersey where the last stop was below WTC2, and I've often thought about the fate of those commuters I'd see each day.

Narciso79

He was the dean of a relatively newish law school but mostly because of the Puzder matter, the biggest complaint re powerline is he is keeping Obama era labor policies in place.

MissMarple2

Speaking of selfishness and the love of the 60's (and the early 70's), here is a poignant story by Milly Jong-Fast, Erica Jong's daughter.

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/02/26/my-mothers-daughter/

It's well worth reading to get the flavor of those times, and it also tells us why so many damaged people are walking around today.

daddy

Rush just did a great bit showing how Bill Maher's elitist opinion of America is 180 degrees out of reality. Maher said something like all Red State America is jealous of chic Blue State America and our jealousy is the reason we hate the Media and the Left. Amazingly twisted thinking by Maher, but my how relavatory for the mindset of such entitled nincompoops. Rush and a caller marvelously dissected that idiocy.

Hopefully we'll hear more about it before the day is out.

My task today per momma us to buy new cannisters of Bear Spray, which means my problem is how to get rid of old but unused cannisters of bear spray.

Good Morning!

D

OL:
I have been active in the pro-life movement since the Roe V Wade decision came down.
I totally agree that the denial that this is human life throughout the nine months will have future generations flummoxed as to how with scientific proof ,people to excuse their irresponsible behavior sought to eliminate human life.
These laws proposed in Virginia and the one voted on in New York are pure evil.
These people will have to answer to God for this crime against humanity.
States however, want to be autonomous on the matter.
Therefore , eventually I see it as a states rights issue.

jimmyk

Wow, typhuspad refuses to let me link to Sharyl Attkisson's compendium of media mistakes. I'm trying her Twitter rather than the site itself to see if that slips past the censors.

https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/1100474849774977029

D

Jimmyk:
I felt sad when I read your post about 9/11 andwho survived.
I remember reading daily about the individual persons who had perished in a rare good move by the NYT in telling their stories.

henry

Later dude.

CNBC @CNBC
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Republican Mark Harris will not run in North Carolina House special election after fraud probe

D

Daddy:
I can’t imagine how powerful a can of bear spray would be or how toxic.
Think of the twists and turns of your life.
Today: buying bear spray.
A week from today: fun in New York City.

Extraneus

Child psychiatrist speaks out on the importance of raising non-gender ‘theybies’: ‘We don’t want our children pigeon-holed’

Dr. Anna Shier — a double board-certified physician in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry — is a proponent of the burgeoning "theyby" movement, according to KTTV-TV.

"Theybies" are defined as gender-neutral babies who aren't coerced one way or the other to behave the way stereotypes of their natural-born sexes might.

...

"[F]or [babies], unless you tell them that's a boy part and that's a girl part, they won't themselves necessarily know," Shier explained.

"We don't want our children pigeon-holed," she added. "We don't want our children to not be able to be as successful as they potentially could be. So, you know, kids learn the very most in this world from toys that they play with, so if girls don't get to play with blocks or toys that would teach them spacial [sic] understanding or mathematical concepts, then they're missing out on that really important aspect of learning, because they are pushed really more towards dolls, learning how to nurture through that sort of toy."

Shier explained that children typically determine their own genders by the age of 3 — or at least figure out "what gender fits them," according to the station.

And there you have it.

Porchlight

I liked Steve Scalise's list of dumb things Democrats have recently said, but he gets defensive here and there re: ICE and AOC's stupid hamburger remark.

Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “[ICE] do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants.”

--Immigrations and Customs Enforcement routinely apprehends violent gang members, breaks up human trafficking and sex rings, and investigates weapons smuggling.

ICE doesn't have to "prove" a damn thing. Even if ALL they did was deport people who are here illegally.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal’s ‘urgent’ plan to address farming and agriculture: “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”

--Nobody eats hamburgers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Funny, but EVEN IF THEY DID IT IS THEIR RIGHT AS A FREE AMERICAN TO EAT WHAT THEY WANT, SO SHUT UP, MINI-EVITA.

Do not give them an inch of ground, rhetorically or otherwise.

Gentlejim

My task today per momma us to buy new cannisters of Bear Spray, which means my problem is how to get rid of old but unused cannisters of bear spray.

Good Morning!

Posted by: daddy | February 26, 2019 at 02:06 PM
Seems to me placing the can down wind, say about 100 yards, and perforating said can with a .22, .233/5.56, etc. would do it.

henry


Adam Klasfeld
@KlasfeldReports

Michael Cohen has been disbarred, the New York Post just reported.

And now, a sealed document has been placed in the vault in his SDNY case.

D

Pagar:
Menendez sitting in the US Senate in this MeToo era just blows my mind.
Kraft will pay but Menendez goes Scott free and will not be punished for his crimes because of dumb voters and biased jurors.
This is not justice.
Harry Reid’s slam on Preident Trump is against his Mormon religion.
How can he call himself a religious man when he discounts a fellow human being.
I think he is one of the nastiest people on earth and when he meets his end he will have a lot to answer for because of his deplorable deeds in this life.

D

Michael Cohen should be disbarred.
He broke client/ lawyer confidentiality.

hrtshpdbox

Michael Cohen should be disbarred.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/26/michael-cohen-has-been-disbarred/

Quick enough for ya?

D

Box:
It should have happened months ago.
He belongs in jail but gets a free pass to go to the House and trash our President.

D

Henry:
Someone needs to break into that vault at The SDNY.

henry

maryrose, I'm sure Preet had a buddy leak all that to Schiff months ago.

daddy

Rush reports thatJohn C Fry, IRS leaker to Michael Avenatti of Cohen's Tax Returns, was released from Jail on $50,000 Bail.

Fry's identity is still being protected by the IRS as no pics currently exist of this Federal Employee criminal, and Rush's guess is that he will get at most a hand slap. Rush continues telling us that Fry is reportedly a political supporter of Beto O'Rourke, but Rush also uses the case of Fry to tell us that without question corrupt IRS Agents have looked at Trump's Tax Returns and that in Rush's view, if there was anything really dirty in them they would have been leaked just like Federal Employee criminal Fry leaked Cohen's returns.

Extraneus

He leaked Cohen's returns? I thought it was SARs.

Extraneus

DEMS CONSIDER VOTING ‘PRESENT’ ON GREEN NEW DEAL TO SHIELD EACH OTHER

daddy

Rush also says that Kamala Harris's dad has gone off script again and has told us that he and his daughter Kamala's Jamaican ancestors were "Slave-Owners," not slaves.

Sorry if this has already been posted earlier. Just starting catch-up.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

There were 4 girls in a row at my house before my brother was born. My first big Christmas gift that I remember, was when I was 4 years old.

It was an ELECTRIC TRAIN!! My dad had fixed the tracks to a big sheet of plywood and it went in a large oval. And it blew SMOKE!!

We had blocks and dolls and stuffed animals. I found dolls boring (probably because as I was the eldest a Tiny Tears was not to be compared to taking care of a REAL baby sister).

Our house was behind my dad's sheet metal and furnace shop. We used to go outside and hook together scrap gutters and downspouts to make a long contraption we would roll tennis balls through.

We had a big sandbox my dad had made and we would make roads and castles and such, sticking twigs and pieces cut off the yew bushes for trees.

And guess what: we all knew we were girls!

This idea that you can't have blocks if you're a girl is ridiculous. Who in the heck would bring their child up like that?

Old Lurker

Maryrose, I hear you "States however, want to be autonomous on the matter.
Therefore , eventually I see it as a states rights issue."

But then maybe my state will decide Black people should not vote, and that "murder" is killing one class of person, but not another? We have seen how that movie ends.

That cannot work.

If it is not a Federal Crime to kill a live nine month baby, then we do not have a common glue making us a country.

Simple as that.

jimmyk

hrt, maryrose, I still remember there were two nice-looking 20-something young ladies, I'm 99% sure were sisters, who I would regularly see getting off at the WTC. I could see they were close, and rode the train together every day. I never saw them again, of course, which doesn't mean anything, really, but it's just one of those 9/11 things.

(And if it seems odd that I'd see the same people a lot on the subway: regulars tend to pick the same car, closest to the exit they prefer.)

jimmyk

Quick enough for ya?

Without even clicking the link I would guess it was not for violating client-lawyer confidentiality, since the client was Trump.

Narciso79

No that's was miss Mayflower Edward's,

jimmyk

If it is not a Federal Crime to kill a live nine month baby, then we do not have a common glue making us a country.

Did I read somewhere, maybe here, that in some Asian culture they count age from conception rather than from birth? Maybe not officially but culturally?

Porchlight

This video is relevant to the discussion, so I'm posting it in case JOMers haven't seen it. It's really well done.

The Magical Birth Canal

henry

jimmyk, it was for getting convicted of a federal crime that is also a crime in NY... automatic thing.

Narciso79

The times buried the story, the journal made some note:

https://pjmedia.com/blog/liveblogevent/live-blog-195/entry-254455/

MissMarple2

daddy,

I appreciate your updates on Rush. I will listen to the podcast this evening.

daddy

Love Tucker Carlson's apt analogy of AOC's leadership of the Dem's in pushing them headlong into The Green New Deal as the equivalent of a Childrens's Crusade:

It's a measure of how cowardly impassive everyone has become all of a sudden that a chorus of right-thinking Democrats hasn't told this idiotic windbag to be quiet and take a seat. Don't talk until you learn something. But of course nobody has done that they are all too afraid of her.

What you are watching isn't politics. It's a children's crusade, an army of tiny combatants marching off in oversized clothes into an unknown, puffed up with ignorant self-righteousness. Last week, as if on cue, activists showed up with a group of kids to harass California Sen. Dianne Feinstein for the crime of not endorsing the Green New Deal.

D

OL:
It is a federal crime to buy marijuana but if ok in the state the person can’t be touched.
Eventually the federal statute becomes irrelevant.
States recognize this wrt abortion.
That is why some states are putting in their pro life legislation as we speak.

jimmyk

Interesting development in the case of the woman in Falmouth who attacked a guy wearing a MAGA hat:

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/02/26/president-trump-make-america-great-again-hat-confrontation-rosiane-santos-ice/

Wouldn't you know it she was in the country illegally.

The reporter in the video made an error, though: She said the attack was apparently "unprovoked." Obviously wearing a MAGA hat is ample provocation, right?

Also in the video, some anti-Trump protestors got sprayed by a passing snowplow. They claimed it was intentional. I prefer to think of it as an act of God.

anonamom

What parent in this day and age would have a daughter "who doesn't get to play with blocks?" Are there parents around who put their daughters in cages? Calling your daughter SHE isn't going to keep her from becoming a nuclear physicist if she's got the chops.

Kids learn spatial skills by picking up rattles, carrots, Cheerios, pot lids and pans, the rubber duckie and bar of soap in the bath tub.

What an idiotic thing to say.

As I mentioned before, despite having a very sweet baby doll from the time the oldest son was a year old, it "lived" on the bottom of the toy chest. Absolutely zero interest--though that guy loves kids.
And despite my NOT buying guns, they built them out of Legos, til I gave up on my plan for world peace and caved on my unilateral disarmament policy.
In the summer when we were at the lake, my guys and my nephews spent full days outdoors, playing war with weapons purchased on their trip to The Indian Store on Day One with their grandpa, and used bows and arrows he fashioned for them. Cap guns, noisy repeater machine guns---life was grand in the woods.

Dave (in MA)

Thanks for all the b-day well wishes.

This thread deserves its own label.

Narciso79

Janet reminded me what happened to the supposed maga attack at Bezos shindig.

Narciso79

That supposed anecdote bout Venezuela doesn't appear in the index to mccabes tree murder

Extraneus

Ace calls her Alexandria Donkey-Chompers.

daddy

Just started reading the intro to Catsmeat's "The Alice Books and the Contested Ground of the Natural World."

Catsmeat writes: All citations of the Alice books are taken from Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (2000), though I have regularized Carroll’s idiosyncratic use of “wo’n’t,” “do’n’t,” and so on.

Cool. Years back I had read a couple of Gardner's excellent 'Math books for the common joe,' and they hit the spot mentally. I had no idea he was this huge personality doing stuff like Alice in Wonderland transcripts, but I guess Mathematicians stick together when they're not squabbling for priority:)

Very cool, Catsmeat!

hrtshpdbox

If it is not a Federal Crime to kill a live nine month baby, then we do not have a common glue making us a country.

That glue is becoming the exception rather than the rule, OL; already, if you commit a crime in one town, you may be able to hide in plain sight in the next town if it's a "Sanctuary City". There is no logic, law means nothing. I really do believe, though, that Trump is helping to wake people up.

Extraneus

350 Pounds of Fentanyl, Coke Seized at Arizona Border, Say Feds

In the first incident, CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales Dennis DeConcini Crossing reportedly contacted a 67-year-old Rio Rico, Arizona, man in a Jeep SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. on Saturday morning. Officers referred the driver to a secondary examination station where a K-9 drug detection officer sniffed the possible presence of drugs, according to CBP officials. Officers reportedly discovered approximately 21 pounds of heroin, worth almost $560,000; 103 pounds of cocaine, valued at $2.5M; 116 pounds of methamphetamine, at $347,000; and 1.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl, worth almost $20,000.

A short time later, CBP officers working the same Dennis DeConcini Crossing contacted a 21-year-old male from Phoenix driving a Honda sedan from Mexico. Officers referred the driver to a secondary examination where a search reportedly revealed two packages containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine from the rear tires, weighing 15 pounds and valued at nearly $45,000.

Later in the evening, CBP officers working the Mariposa Crossing came in contact with a 24-year-old Mexican national driving a Ford sedan. Officers then say they removed more than 70 packages consisting of 18 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $434,000; an additional 64 pounds of methamphetamine ($1.9M); more than 9 pounds of heroin ($245,000); and nearly 2 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills ($27,000).

All drugs recovered from the three vehicle inspections were seized and each driver was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according to a public statement.

D

Ext:
That is just one day that you described.
We have a drug crisis on the border.
Dems want to play see no evil and hear no evil but these are cold hard facts.
Our country will be over run with illegals and drugs if we don’t build a wall and keep these invaders out.

Narciso79

Indeed and recall the caravan starts here:


https://babalublog.com/2019/02/26/venezuelas-maduro-and-cubas-castro-lose-democracy-wins/

Threadkiller
...116 pounds of methamphetamine, at $347,000; ...

...64 pounds of methamphetamine ($1.9M); ...a

Different qualities of meth?

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday, Dave!

daddy

Talked to my neighbor yesterday with the wonderful new puppy Ginger, and while she and my beasts tussled in the snow like Jussie Smollett and his 2 MAGA attackers, my neighbor told me he has been called in to testify as an eye-witness in a bank robbery case. He said he was looking out his 2nd story office window a couple days back with his new pup, and he noticed a car oddly parked in front of the bank next door, then he saw somebody dashing out from the bank, leaping in the car, and the damn thing speeding off. Said that after a bit of sleuthing he realized the guy he will testify about has already been in jail 3 times, convicted already of some variety of “Bank Robbery” in previous instances, yet here he is again, somehow released or out on bail or whatever, and naturally he does it again. We both agree that our legal system is not only broken, but insane.

Threadkiller

Missed one:

...15 pounds and valued at nearly $45,000...

$3000 per pound. That is consistent with the value of the 116 pounds.

MissMarple2

Just got off the phone with my friend who just retired from working in the clinical cancer registry at a nearby hospital.

She and I both agree that there is money being made selling fetal tissue and organs, far more than the general public realizes.

daddy

DiFi: "Conscripted into a campaign of emotional blackmail, these children are being robbed of their innocence and, ultimately, their childhoods."

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the obnoxious 16 year old "child" slamming DiFi is the same age as Covington High Schooler Nick Sandmann whom last month DiFi and every Dem in America, (plus the MSM and the Catholic Church) was eager to dox, dismember, abort, prosecute, behead, and stick in a wood-chipper, all for simply wearing a MAGA hat and smiling at the Lincoln Memorial.

Eat shit, Dianne.

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/26/homosexuality-united-methodist-church/

Likelihood of a church schism. The African Methodists do not upport homosexuality, along with the less liberal portion of American Methodists.

Whoever decides to leave will NOT get to take the church property with them.

Old Lurker

Maryrose, what I am saying and you don't accept is that while Federalism grants states wide latitude in making state laws, they do not have the power to write laws that are in conflict with Federal Laws IF the Feds decide to go after them. And no state has the power to write any law that violates the Constitution.

If you were right in proposing that a Blue State can decide to ignore a Federal definition of murder, then why would that state not pass state laws which ignore all sorts of other Federal Laws, like tax laws, EPA laws and all the rest?

Bottom line is that I want no part of a country which accepts states which make it legal to kill live babies once they are outside the mother's body and living on their own. Once there, why would that same state not make it legal to kill old people once they become burdens on the their family or the state? And then, why not kill any human who does not meet certain standards defined by that state?

My point is that there is - there has to be - a line that cannot be crossed and still have a"United" States.

Do you?

Extraneus

Good catch, TK. Still a lotta drugs for one day at the crossing.

Singapore has the death penalty for drug smuggling, and they have no drug problems at all. Not even weed. Go figure.

Old Lurker

Hrts...you are making exactly my point. If 49 states agree that the country, to survive as "We the People (who agree on certain fundamental truths and rules)" MUST have a handle on who is allowed to live here and suck down benefits, but one state decides to let gazillions in and then transit their state to invade the other 49, and if the other 49 allow that, then soon that country will not exist either.

Some things are just so fricken obvious.

The Infamous Ignatz

-- They claimed it was intentional. I prefer to think of it as an act of God.--

An intentional act of God. :)

daddy

particularly how she shills for the sixties being such a wonderful time except drugs ruined everything, which is like cheerleading for the French Revolution except for those icky guillotines

Great line, Capt!

MissMarple2

Old Lurker,

I agree with you both on the infanticide thing and the illegal immigrant thing.

That cartoon about putting a wall up along the California state line isn't really so far-fetched.

Threadkiller

True, Ext. That is a lot of drugs. I think the final number is a typo and should be $190,000.

I have no idea why it caught my eye. Just woke up from a flu induced nap. Going straight back to bed. Any Hot Toddy recommendations from JOM?

I'll change check back later.

lurkersusie

Biden running

Hanna Trudo
@HCTrudo
🚨Scoop:
@JoeBiden has made job offers in New Hampshire, a source directly familiar tells me.

Extraneus

So did Democrats at the IRS come up with the new withholding tables that required taxpayers to reduce their exemptions in order to pay enough not to owe at the end of the year? I realize the total tax is lower, but a lot of people won't understand this, and the Dems will surely confuse them on purpose.

Lower tax rates, same exemptions = lower refund, if any.

Seems suspicious.

anonamom

She and I both agree that there is money being made selling fetal tissue and organs, far more than the general public realizes.

Do you? How about researching that? Your contention will hold much more validity if you have something besides your and the lady who retired from the hospital's opinion backing that up.
I'd be extremely surprised if one of the Right to Life groups haven't looked in to it.

Pinandpuller

http://www.independentsentinel.com/jim-crow-dartmouth-offers-free-skiing-to-people-of-color-only/

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Ext, they decreased the amount withheld per paycheck. Lower tax rate, same exemption = more money in your pocket each month = lower refund.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

When is Dartmouth going to offer swimming classes to POC? Frigging bigots.

Pinandpuller

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/TERF

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist

Tonto

@Daddy -- Martin Gardner was a previous owner of the house we owned in Westchester. For years, we got books (mostly math and puzzlers) sent to him for review. We used to forward them to his new address in North Carolina. We had all his notes on our electrical and heating systems, too. His father had been a wildcatter in OK, and all the Gardners believed in OIL! The tank in our front yard (installed by MG) was big enough to fuel an apartment complex, and when we were thinking of moving we decided to dig it up. Westchester environmental laws are among the most punishing in the country. Not to go into all the gory details, but our house was declared an environmental disaster site when the digger found some oil had leaked from the ancient tank. It was roped off with hazard ribbon and stayed that way for six months -- our insurance didn't cover any of it and it cost us $20,000 bucks. Westchester is the worst! But Gardner was great!

daddy

US press booted from Vietnam hotel after North Korean officials ‘flipped out’

So how will they criticize Trump for not knowing how to feed the fish if they can't selectively edit him feeding the fish wrong?

Old Lurker

MM "Whoever decides to leave will NOT get to take the church property with them."

That is usually the outcome, but not always. The National Church ALWAYS says that, but some parishes in some denomination, especially those which predate the founding of the country, have sound legal arguments that the local parish owns this building or another. Since some state supreme courts have ruled one way, and others the opposite way, there are I think a couple of cases which they hope SCOTUS will decide.

It's complicated...

Old Lurker

Tonto "and it cost us $20,000 bucks."

Believe it or not, but you got off easy, trust me.

Extraneus

Ext, they decreased the amount withheld per paycheck. Lower tax rate, same exemption = more money in your pocket each month = lower refund.

I understand, but what they didn't do was more money in your pocket each month, same refund. Seems like they over-compensated and in a way that will piss off the uninformed.

Pinandpuller

I think Bill Maher's first credit was D.C. Cab which could not be saved, even by Irene Cara.

Tonto

I know that, Old Lurker. But it was a private home and no oil made its way into a neighbor's yard -- if it had, ironically, it would have been covered by insurance. The guys digging up the tank called the EPA before they told us anything. EPA was there in under a half hour, roping off our front yard. I shudder every time we drive through the County.

Old Lurker

Ext "...and in a way that will piss off the uninformed."

That. right. there.

That is the threat our whole system of living together and governing is facing. Take away knowledge of history, science, economics and the rest, discourage any semblance of logical structured thinking, then all you have left is "emotions".

Emotions will not carry the day. Never has, never will.

daddy

At a House Un-intelligence committee hearing, Madeline Albright just formally apologized to Mitt Romney

Old Lurker

Tonto "The guys digging up the tank called the EPA before they told us anything. EPA was there in under a half hour, roping off our front yard."

Tell that to Maryrose in our discussion above. The EPA has scared the pants off all 50 states regarding Leaking Underground Storage Tanks - LUSTs - and in turn the State agencies have come down hard on every backhoe operator in the state about what will happen to that operator if he removes a LUST with out calling them immediately.

It is a stronger version of why you never dig without calling "Miss Utility" before digging - the liability for not is way too high.

Marlene

Happy Birthday,Dave!

Extraneus

I think it would have been better to leave the withholding tables alone. Then, savvy people could have increased their exemptions and everyone else would have gotten a bigger refund at the end of the year.

Most people aren't looking at the tax they pay on a per-paycheck basis anyway, but care a lot about their refunds. Businesses count on this, in fact, and a lot of music and furniture stores will suffer this year, for example.

Somebody blew the politics of it, and I'm suspicious that it was done just for that reason.

rse

OL-I am not seeing a curriculum anywhere in the world now that is not deliberately targeting emotions as a primary declared purpose.

They rarely tell parents that but the cited sources always track to that same source. And no, it's not going to end well.

Marlene

daddy,when we were in WY last August,hubby gave his unused can of bear spray to our nephew. The nephew was continuing his westward road trip,so he could use it,otherwise the park rangers have used bear spray collections. Bear spray was $50. per can in WY,I was shocked! I thought it it would be the cost of mosquito spray. :)

hrtshpdbox

That's some photo, daddy. I think Berger is reaching for documents he's hidden in his armpit.

Extraneus

This is interesting.

Gab.com is pleased to officially launch its sister product, Dissenter.

Dissenter is the comment section of the Internet.

Dissenter creates a free speech comment section for any URL on the web. Users can access comment threads on a URL by searching for the link on Dissenter's web app at dissenter.com. Alternatively, if users install the free and open-source Dissenter browser extension, users can see comments being made on any URL they navigate to displayed in a sidebar in their browser.

Dissenter.com thus extends Gab's reach, and its free speech platform, across the entire internet. Anyone with a Gab.com account can access Dissenter, and utilize it to express themselves on any content on the internet in any way they see fit, as long as their chosen form of expression is legal in the United States.

Dissenter has become a necessary tool due to rampant corporate censorship of ordinary internet users, whether that takes the form of YouTube demonetizing millions of videos and removing comment sections, Facebook and Instagram banning British activist Tommy Robinson for his political opinions, or Netflix banning comedy shows at the behest of Saudi princes.

Porchlight

Seems like they over-compensated and in a way that will piss off the uninformed.

Yes, people are pissed off, but let's face it, if their understanding of how taxes work is that meager, we're doomed anyway.

MissMarple2

anonamom,

OK. I will research. I know Steven Crowder did undercover work at an abortion clinic and got filled in on tissue sales and such.

It's a little hard to research when I am certain (an no, I don't have proof) that any story like this would be muffled by the media.

However, your point is well taken.

And once again I have unintentionally irritated you. I apologize.

Old Lurker

rse "OL-I am not seeing a curriculum anywhere in the world now that is not deliberately targeting emotions as a primary declared purpose."

You are so right about that. And thanks for that MBA piece earlier touching on the same sort of "appeals".

The country that calls BS to this whole bloody scheme and starts teaching real stuff from real history will rule the world.

Porchlight

I'd be extremely surprised if one of the Right to Life groups haven't looked in to it.

They did. It's all on video and everything. Kind of a big deal. The only people currently in legal trouble are the ones who filmed and exposed it.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-to-rule-if-14-secret-does-at-center-of-david-daleidens-criminal-case

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