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February 07, 2019

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Narciso79

Who has served as a platform for qatari propaganda again, and has served as a go between for hacked communications by that govt, of 1400 persons.

Dave (in MA)

National Enquirer
1 year subscription

https://www.amazon.com/National-Enquirer/dp/B008BJEYZO

Kindle Edition

windansea

own goal definition: 1. in sport, a point that a player scores by mistake against their own team: 2. something that you do that gives you a disadvantage and helps someone else, even if this is the opposite of what you intended. Learn more.


Dave (in MA)

Lemme guess:
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/7/john-roberts-joins-liberal-justices-supreme-court-/

It's a tax.

Narciso79

Signs of common sense:


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/07/first-sign-rift-merkel-macron-france-moves-against-german-pipeline/

The Infamous Ignatz

--5 goals in 10 years:--

I guess 10 goals in a magnificent 5 year plan to glorify the motherland and smash the capitalist roaders [and rampant hooliganism, always a Soviet favorite] had not quite the right connotation.

windansea

Dick Pics included in your Prime Membership

Comanche Voter

Why the heck is he sending a dick pic to his new sweetie? Just send her a copy of his bank balance. That will bring any chick to her knees--so to speak.

Narciso79

After Weiner Schindler et al one would think its been established as a bad move.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Hirono: Green New Deal’s Flight Restrictions ‘Would Be Pretty Hard for Hawaii’--

What an idiot. What do airplanes represent but a stifling high tech way to eliminate high paying, manual work, that our caravans of poor, huddled masses could perform? Work Americans won't do!
Like these guys;

Narciso79

Oh great,

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1084078/brexit-news-usa-uk-trade-deal-ireland-simon-coveney-hard-border

windansea

Dick Pics die in darkness

Narciso79

Madame hirono, did you forget how who came across the Hawaiian islands and how, we get a fresh chance at scurvy and food spoilage

jim nj

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/feb/07/venezuela-blocks-border-as-maduro-tries-to-keep-troops-on-side-video

Bad PR.

GUS

They need to publish the pics, if they have them.

He needs to be destroyed, as he is willing to destroy you and America.

Toothy Bug eyes needs to get me my FUCKING DRINK, with PLENTY O'ICE.

MissMarple2

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/07/president-trump-remarks-during-signing-of-womens-global-development-prosperity-initiative/

Video at link.

Narciso79

It's just bizarre that one of the more powerful people on the planet, who has significant ties with elements of our govt and has sanctioned the contacts with others

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

Narciso79

This is crossing the streams:

https://mobile.twitter.com/DeebsFLA/status/109365987163396

henry

Real simple way to avoid National Enquirer getting your dic pics: don’t make any. Conversely, if you make dic pics, don’t be surprised when the show up elsewhere.

I don’t understand that whole thing.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe these nitwits should work on a Blackface New Deal.

jim nj

Henry,

Agreed, normal men gon't do that.

Threadkiller

"Alexa, where are my dick-pics?"

Narciso79

There's an app for that apparently.

Meanwhile the conference about qatari influence in Washington was covered with a pillow.

jim nj

https://features.propublica.org/navy-accidents/uss-fitzgerald-destroyer-crash-crystal/

Very long article. I'm a third of the way through. It's a tick-tock account of the crash.

jim nj

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/02/06/il-states-attorney-vows-not-prosecute-assault-weapon-cases/

We'll need more like him if CWII breaks out.

Narciso79

How the heck is this possible, the scenario they lay out in this account?

jimmyk

From that Washington Times piece on Roberts and the LA abortion case:

The law is very similar to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago. Roberts dissented in that case.

But the composition of the court has changed since then, with Kavanaugh replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy, who voted to strike down the Texas law.

So as I and others here predicted, Roberts moves into the Kennedy squish seat by apparently changing his view in a 3-year time span. Though granted they have still not voted on the law itself. This is just pending full review.

But what possible grounds could there be in the Constitution for the federal government to override a state's regulation of medical practices? If I had a stronger stomach I'd go back and read that Texas case.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

MABA Make Alexandria a Bartender Again

rich

this is the texas case jimmyk

https://casetext.com/case/whole-womans-health-v-hellerstedt

clarice

And the ruling was to leave the injunction in place until a review of the entire case.

https://babylonbee.com/news/god-agrees-to-spare-virginia-if-10-democrats-who-never-wore-blackface-can-be-found?fbclid=IwAR3Y7Jz7aj1KOqn55Z8ZANZlqKoU2ZcPGgwknVnaeveEf8s92yA2ET_wCKY
g'night

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"From that Washington Times piece on Roberts and the LA abortion case..."

Roberts is also enabling RBG to serve while incapacitated

rich

>>>Our law is now so riddled with special exceptions for special rights that our decisions deliver neither predictability nor the promise of a judiciary bound by the rule of law.<<<

from the dissent.

jim nj

Narciso,

If you are referring yo the USS Fitzgerald. Yes, how indeed?

An under manned, poorly trained crew on a ship that isn't in port long enough to keep up with repairs.

Systemic collapse. It wasn't the fault of the crew and officers alone of the Fitzgerald as the subsequent incident with the McCain makes clear.

Senior officers in the 7th Fleet allowed this to happen.

jim nj

It argues that we should have a larger Navy so that individual ships aren't over-tasked and have enough down time for repairs.

OTOH, with a larger Navy how can we man it given what is reported above?

Dave (in MA)

Narciso, someone commenting over under the Insty article compated the Green New Deal to the How To Do It sketch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNfGyIW7aHM

jim nj

https://spectator.org/pelosi-outsmarted-herself-on-the-sotu/

I agree.

jim nj

https://news.usni.org/2019/02/05/breaking-u-s-guided-missile-cruiser-navy-supply-ship-involved-minor-collision-off-florida

This is somewhat more acceptable as a resupply operation was underway and the two ships were executing a turn. But, still.

The Infamous Ignatz

--pelosi-outsmarted-herself--

Well, you have to set a thief to catch a thief.
If you wanna catch an imbecile...

glasater

Great article jim nj linked at 12:06am. I'd been wondering what that story was all about. I asked a classmate of mine who is a retired admiral if he knew what the skinny was when the incident happened with the Fitzgerald and he pretty much said poor leadership.

I blame Obama..

jim nj

Poor leadership and lack of resources (money).

I blame Obama also, this didn't happen overnight. This was years in the making.

Altogether too many flag officers ignored this, didn't buck the system hard enough or were too worried about their careers.

A principled flag officer would have resigned and gone public.

jim nj

https://lbpost.com/news/crime/meth-bust-port-long-beach-la-tons/

Almost two tons of meth bound for Australia was seized at a California port. Australian and RCMP forces also made arrests.

jim nj

AOC - the gift that just keeps giving.

I hope all the Dems embrace that idiocy.

The only thing I mildly agree with is energy efficiency, but you can't accomplish that on a 10 year basis by rebuilding or refitting every building in America.

Energy efficiency is a long-term thing. It's been going on for a very long time. It's called economics. Home owners and businesses acquire systems that are meant to last 15-30 years. When they die we calculate how much to spend on a new system. If the savings are great enough we spend the extra money on high-efficiency systems.

People just naturally understand that paying a little more now for years of lower cost savings is to their benefit. Whether they do it by gut feeling or a spreadsheet, if it makes economic sense they do it.

We talk to professionals in the field that we respect, ask them for options, keeping in mind that their reputation lives or dies with us, and get an education on what's new in the industry.

We make a generation long decision and upgrade. And that happens hundreds of times per day.

Add to that the hundreds of low-income projects that offer grants or no-cost loans to winterize homes and we ARE making progress.

The problem with energy-efficiency is that we keep adding more and more electronic devices to our lives.

MissMarple2

Good morning!

https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/has-trump-found-formula-2020

daddy

Sky News over here keeps running a TV story on the biggest ever Meth seizure in US History. Apparently it was bound for Australia but via cooperation they alerted US cops and the bust was made. Australian investigation leads to biggest ever U.S. meth seizure

an estimated street value of $1.29 billion - the largest ever shipment bound for Australia and the largest ever domestic seizure in the U.S.

So far it's only in foreign papers, not US papers. It makes me wonder if US domestic media is ignoring the story because it buttresses Trump's call for a Wall to prevent drugs? Seizure of the drugs was in California.

MissMarple2

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272806/grand-sheikh-francis-al-vatican-robert-spencer#.XF1O9ldkvQk.twitter

Pretty scathing article on the Pope's ignorance (willful or otherwise) of Islamic theology.

MissMarple2

daddy,

That wouldn't surprise me. The press certainly didn't give that big shipment of fentanyl that was seized the play it should have had, even though there was enough to kill 58 million people.

MissMarple2

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-envoy-maduro-should-leave-venezuela-he-has-friends-places-cuba

Abrams says several countries have quietly offered to take Maduro.

daddy

Jim I see your 03:53 made me a liar:)

Good. I hope it gets big headlines.

MissMarple2

https://t.co/4GSe7WOtJA

— Lani Bresler (@allurephoto) February 8, 2019

Video at link.

This is a 7-minute Periscope[e video nu a young gal who dug into AIC's staff's background. Worth watching, plus this young woman cheers me as she has a great deal of common sense.

MissMarple2

Sorry for the typos. Need more coffee!

MissMarple2

A behind the scenes look - as we did State of the Union prep - in the MAP Room of The White House. Pic by Dan Scavino. pic.twitter.com/fKk39rx515

— The TRUMP PAGE (@MichaelDelauzon) February 8, 2019

Photo at link. This must be some of that "executive time" that the press thought was a euphemism for watching TV.

James D.

It makes me wonder if US domestic media is ignoring the story because it buttresses Trump's call for a Wall to prevent drugs?

I don't wonder at all.

James D.

OTOH, with a larger Navy how can we man it given what is reported above?

You fire the tainted officers, and you throw out the destructive prog SJW policies that poison the military, and when the media and the Democrats cry about it, you go tell them to pound sand.

As the President has done with reinstating the transgender ban, which is a tiny, incremental step in the right direction.

MissMarple2

Howie's latest column:

https://howiecarrshow.com/2019/02/06/elizabeth-warren-in-big-trouble-now/

MissMarple2

I have learned a Typepad trick:

Typepad doesn't like to post links to what apparently it views as "iffy sites." In order to get around that, you need to post a few words of your own with the link, as I did above with Howie Carr's column.

On my first try, it wouldn't post. So I added a few words of my own, and voila!

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/02/08/american-airlines-pilot-arrested-suspected-of-being-drunk/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

rse

There is growing demand for a genuinely accountable government which, even with limited resources, delivers programs and policies with meaningful, measurable impact. Rapid advances in technology support the use of data and science in the private sector to develop insights about what people need, innovate products and policies to meet those needs, and then measure their success. Government has the potential to be similarly impactful, prompting recent federal and state calls for government to use a data-driven approach to produce efficient and effective policy solutions. But how can state and local governments use data and science to deliver improved results to their constituents? This article highlights the key challenges to creating and supporting fact-based policy at the state and local level, and draws solutions and lessons learned from an innovative and scalable partnership model developed with the state of Rhode Island.

http://www.hamiltonproject.org/assets/files/Hastings_PP_web_20190128.pdf

That's what governments need--a data lake

rse

Shifting the focus of social research from publishing papers to developing institutions as ‘social theories’ could dramatically improve society, just as the natural sciences have improved our use of the material world. This requires a few practical steps.

First, leaders of institutions should become more self-aware and systematic in how they collect and use knowledge to improve their work and innovate to meet their aims. Local and central government should build social research into provision and policymaking at all levels, from local services to global governance. Auditors, regulators and inspection bodies should use social research to create better feedback loops to promote learning and development in the institutions they monitor.

Second, social researchers should work with institutions to help them develop, test and demonstrate the best way of achieving their aims and meeting people’s needs. Social research institutes should also treat their relationships with the media, policymakers and practitioners as part of their primary purpose and the social research process.

Finally, none of this is possible without giving people the right skills. Universities should equip people to become reflective practitioners and develop the skills and knowledge to embed social research into institutions and public policy. All education institutions should develop practical politics as a basic skill, so that everyone can learn how to take part in society as democratic citizens and influence decisions that concern them, because how society runs is ultimately accountable to them.

Politics is about applying knowledge of how the world works to solve social problems and make institutions work better for people. As I have argued elsewhere, we need to improve people’s practical political skills if we are to enable our global society to become more resilient and responsive in the turbulent century ahead. This is not a theoretical argument, but a profoundly practical one about the nature of knowledge, society, education and our survival as a species.

Gives Gramsci's March through the Institutions a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

MissMarple2

rse.

Seems to me this is about figuring out how to convince people they need the policies that the left wants to implement.

MissMarple2

By Election Day 2020 we will have spent nearly three years building the most powerful campaign ever seen in politics. We will have the ability to contact directly with nearly every @realDonaldTrump voter in some method. https://t.co/mhheiNFLcb

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) February 7, 2019

Link goes to an article in The Hill.

MissMarple2

https://apnews.com/d2cdc4d52119488ba7d62931bfb1b638?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Fire at Brazilian soccer team complex leaves 10 dead, 3 hurt

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/02/07/nypd-allegedly-tried-to-cover-up-ms-13-illegal-alien-accused-of-subway-shooting/

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/senior-fbi-lawyer-did-not-read-carter-page-fisa-before-signing-off-on-it_2793879.html

Pretty well-documented article.

MissMarple2


Jacob Wohl
‏Verified account @JacobAWohl
13h13 hours ago

BREAKING: The National Enquirer obtained multiple nude and sexually explicit pictures that Jeff Bezos sent to his mistress

If Jeff Bezos can't secure his d*ck picks, then why is the CIA paying him $600M to store our nation's secrets?
=======================================

Good question.

As an aside, it is my opinion that any mistress who asks for such pictures isn't doing it because she just wants to have a picture of some guy's so-attractive member. It's a red flag that blackmail will be involve. These guys should wise up!

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/429071-white-house-trump-has-not-followed-diet-and-exercise-plan-religiously

This is not a surprise.

James D.

This seems symbolic of larger issues:

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rats-in-city-hall-20190207-story.html

MissMarple2

https://pjmedia.com/trending/covington-catholic-teens-lawyer-media-will-pay-a-high-price-for-their-libel-and-defamation/

Apparently they think the numbers of defendants will grow to over 100, which sounds good to me.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
10m10 minutes ago

Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified. @GreggJarrett

daddy

As an aside, it is my opinion that any mistress who asks for such pictures isn't doing it because she just wants to have a picture of some guy's so-attractive member. It's a red flag that blackmail will be involve. These guys should wise up!

Miss M,

A commenter at Instapundit posted this which made sense to me:

standfast24 0-The Fool • 6 hours ago


The Daily Mail has had a slew of stories (of course 50% of what they print is fake) but an early article reported that the source of texts (and pics) obtained by the Enquirer were from girlfriends of hers, with whom she was sharing as proof of the relationship.
Given this chick had a kid with Tony Gonzales, later dated an LA Laker, got married to a big Agent, had two kids and then has an affair, sharing stuff GF's sounds typical.
Again, this woman is not known for discretion is she? That must be embarrassing to Bezos, and reckless, but maybe that's part of the attraction.

And then when I saw that Woody Allen sues Amazon for backing out of $73 million deal due to 'baseless' sexual assault allegation, that pretty much took the cake.

MissMarple2

daddy,

WHAT could she have said to him to get those pictures?

1. Please send me a dic pic so that I can prove to my girlfriends that we are dating.

2. Send me a dic pic so that I can look at it when I am missing you.

Nope. Alarm bells should have gone off in either case.

MissMarple2

Back after a bit. I need to get some stuff done.

Buckeye

When CWII starts, line the "public policy" makers up against the wall first.

9/10th of the problem solved.

Tom Bowler

Great collection of links this morning, MM. I especially like the Howie Carr article, but I have to say I disagree with him. Elizabeth Warren is not in trouble. True, it's unlikely she'll ever be president, but I'd be willing to bet she's a Massachusetts senator for life. Something about those Mass voters. Apologies to Massachusetts JOM posters.

daddy

Since the topic is Bezos, let me paste one more long comment by that poster at Instapundit trying to understand Bezos. Food for thought.

standfast24 • 6 hours ago

Bezos is brilliant, with AWS he created cloud computing, he perfected online retail and has created a juggernaut company in Amazon. All you need to know that the original name was relentless.com, but that sounded too...well you figure it out.
He has hired tens of thousands of brilliant people and the company moves at warp speed in what they do.
Plus a few hundred thousand more. Working at AWS, hard, rewarding and well paid, work in an Amazon warehouse, not so much. But they will have more robots soon to replace all those people.
Bezos bought the WaPo, because it's 10X more effective then spending a millions on lobbyists and it can make him money, Amazon has millions of Prime customers that can read the WaPO, that's all profit.
Bezos has kept a tight lid on expenses, benefits and wages as WaPo employees loudly complained about after the $5M+ Superbowl vanity commercial.
The WaPO is like a media Death Star stationed over DC, there to focus it's death ray on all things Republican and Conservative and above all, Trump. Is the WaPo fair? Ask Kavanaugh?
Bezos is probably the most Darwinian, Capitalist alive, but he knows that it's far more logical to join the Dem/left political establishment and credentialed class. All those liberal Dems, Democratic Socialists think he is one of us, he is part of the resistance. What Bezos gets with the WaPo and being left is no bad social media, no friction and a more "flexible" political class as Amazon battles with the other multinational giants.
Frankly, if Bezos wanted an upgrade, we were expecting a Stanford educated, biochemist, who speaks 8 languages and looks like a clone of Heidi Klum or Giselle Bundgen. Had he run off with Michelle Obama, well the media would have gone into orbit. Instead he picked Sanchez, a marginal LA info-babe.
We are all terribly disappointed, especially since the original Mrs. Bezos seems like a lovely and very smart lady.

Jane

I agree Tom. The majority of MA voters are pathetic. It's all those colleges.

henry

Shakespeare was wrong. First kill all the psychologists:


Rolf Degen
@DegenRolf

Psychology paper claims that seeing meat-eating as normal comes near to having a personality disorder.

https://twitter.com/DegenRolf/status/1093781275033374720

pagar

MM link@07:33. How much did all of that c__p cost the American taxpayer for a non existent crime ?

James D.

There's a quote attributed to Bezos that boils it all down to one sentence: "Your margin is my opportunity."

henry

M9oar fossil fuels!!!


Platts Gas
@PlattsGas

Total makes 'significant' #gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa, opening up a new #naturalgas and #oil play off the southern tip of Africa that's expected to spark a new round of drilling in the region

https://twitter.com/PlattsGas/status/1093780549745950720

Jane

John Dingall was the longest serving member of Congress (57 years) after he inherited the seat from his father and then bequeathed it to his wife (27 years his junior).

If this is not an argument for Term Limits, nothing is.

rse

https://slate.com/business/2019/02/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-flaw-land-use.html

It ignores where we live.

That's the fatal flaw? It's insufficiently intrusive?

Buckeye

Maybe Jeff Bezos can call Anthony Wiener for advice:)

henry

fwiw.

Kenneth P. Vogel @kenvogel
13h

VERY INTERESTING: Prosecutors for MUELLER's team assert that the subject of PAUL MANAFORT's lies about his interactions with his Russian intel-linked deputy KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK during the campaign go "very much to the heart of what the Special Counsel's Office is investigating."

https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/1093665874467266560

henry

Maybe Buzzfeed can do a side by side listicle as click bait.

henry

CNBC @CNBC
now

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons: Trump's border wall is not immoral — it's a piece of infrastructure cnb.cx/2E17JZX

Narciso79

Klimnik who was hired from McCain's iri, who in turn hired him from a regime connected arms dealer they knew what kind of fixer he was.

lurkersusie

The leader of the Democratic Party

Joe Concha
@JoeConchaTV
Ocasio-Cortez to NPR: "For every $1 invested in infrastructure we get $6 back."

henry

if it worked like that, the govt wouldn't be needed.

Account Deleted

A very good 2 min. video - 'Eric Metaxas Discusses What America’s Founders Understood About Faith And Freedom'
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/07/eric-metaxas-national-prayer-breakfast/

Narciso79

'That's not how any of this works' the green deal looks lot the Cuban constitution on 1940, offering literally unachievable goals.

Account Deleted

from the Daily Caller link -
"The author praised the president for leading on the issue of abortion. “And I think that Trump saying that, it’s shocking and wonderful that this president is being bolder than any president I’ve ever seen in talking about this issue, which most Americans are very, very sick over the late-term abortion edict from Cuomo and Northam and others. It’s very disturbing.”

pagar

It’s very disturbing.” It's MURDER!

Gentlejim

Pagar nails it.

Rocco

Psychology paper claims that seeing meat-eating as normal comes near to having a personality disorder.

I suggest all vegans have their canine teeth removed then because mother nature gave us omnivores canine teeth to grip and tear meat.

pagar

It's MURDER by Anti American Democrats. How any legal American can consider themselves a Democrat is beyond me.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
37m37 minutes ago

Now we find out that Adam Schiff was spending time together in Aspen with Glenn Simpson of GPS Fusion, who wrote the fake and discredited Dossier, even though Simpson was testifying before Schiff. John Solomon of @thehill

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
33m33 minutes ago

The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between “Trump” & Russia

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
24m24 minutes ago

...It is all a GIANT AND ILLEGAL HOAX, developed long before the election itself, but used as an excuse by the Democrats as to why Crooked Hillary Clinton lost the Election! Someday the Fake News Media will turn honest & report that Donald J. Trump was actually a GREAT Candidate!

MissMarple2

#GreenNewDeal So now, according to Rep AOC, we shld recycle & drink our own urine. Possibly using the recycled urine 4 making our own cup of coffee. We can grind our CIVET beans (extracted from monkey feces)& brew it w/our urine. I wld gladly serve it to
Rep AOC-drink up sista! pic.twitter.com/Nsf7ZFY5kb

— Smithton❤️Red High Heels❤️👠💋 (@smithton_m) February 8, 2019

Link goes to a screen cap from her writings.

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