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March 11, 2019

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MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I bet it has crossed his mind as well.

How is it that we wound up with such a collection of wusses and double-crossers?

MissMarple2


Shimon Prokupecz
‏Verified account @ShimonPro

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff told CNN that he agreed with Speaker Pelosi and that a “failed impeachment isn’t a good idea” and that it doesn’t make sense to move down that road “in the absence of very graphic evidence.” @mkraju
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Isn't this interesting? Either they think they have some sort of manufactured evidence that will work, or the polls show them it would be destructive to their hopes.

henry

Maybe they already cashed Steyer's checks.

Captain Hate

Miss Marple, the experience of the Tea Party was instructive of how the GOP would marginalize any group of upstarts, even when they gave them a temporary advantage, and make them toe the line. Term limits might help, despite some otherwise intelligent people being spectacularly unsuccessful in making me believe otherwise.

Btw Janet is doing fine but having Typepad woes to the point where she's taking a break. I sent Ann an email and haven't heard anything.

Captain Hate

Steyer is Exhibit A that you can be quite adept at making lots of money and be a borderline lunatic about other things, including understanding the underlying system that facilitated the wealth creation.

jimmyk

I checked in with JMH. She's ok after some health issues herself, and hopes to be back posting soon. She sends her condolences for daddy and pagar.

MissMarple2


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

“Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus.

DrJ

I let JMH know earlier, and have been having a lively conversation with her. No word yet from Frau.

Buckeye

Anybody else wonder about Ilhan Omar's staff choices. She is always surrounded by mostly women, mostly black, but I have yet to see a single one wearing a hijab.

Something about her is unauthentic.

Kinda like Obama.

I think she is being "handled".

MissMarple2


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

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.” @foxandfriends Wow!

Ralph L

Duckduckgo freaked me out last night. I had searched for pics of a recent Lincoln interior and started to reuse the same tab for 1977 Olds 98 ones for comparison. After the year but before I typed the O, it brought that up as second choice, both make and model.

Porchlight

Ann seems to be active on FB in that I can tell that she has seen recent posts in the FB group.

Porchlight

The JOM Facebook group, that is.

James D.

Something about her is unauthentic.

Kinda like Obama.

I think she is being "handled".

I'm not sure. I think she's being guided, but the anti-semitism and America hatred seem to come pretty natural to her.

henry

Somali gang controlled?

clarice

Thnx for the report on JMH--I have been concerned about her.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rahm-emanuel-says-democrats-hard-left-turn-could-reelect-trump

Captain Hate

The retarded parrot speaks

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/433611-paul-ryan-some-democrats-could-beat-trump-in-2020

Jack is Back!

narciso,

Pagar was a VFW chaplain, one of the offices in his VFW post. He was not a true military chaplain.

It would not surprise me that like AOC, both Omar, and Tlaib were cherry-picked, handled, and in control by other nefarious groups. And as far as her drawing a crowd at SXSW, a lot of that is curiosity seekers to witness how dumb she really is in real life.

rse

MM-

The climate change meme is intended to create was is called a "global public good." The public supposedly has a right to a climate that can sustain life and claiming it is threatened means that only global coordination can "save us."

The remedy is to control people and their behaviors. By claiming CAGW, governments at all levels get to change people and their behaviors while pretending that is a side effect for their own protection, not the actual goal all along.

That's why freezing or heating doesn't matter. The supposed threat enables the kind of coordination desired.

Jane

Porch,

I don’t see her on Facebook. I Zuckerberg has cut my followers. Apparently that’s very common.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/11/trump-puts-33-billion-fbi-headquarters-proposal-ho/

On hold while he "consults with Congress."

This seems interesting.

James D.

You'd think that at some point, nothing Ryan says could lower my opinion of him. But he keeps finding a way to sink ever further.

It's a gift, i guess.

rse

jib-

If you watch that video of the guy claiming aoc was 'casted" in the role of congress person, Tlaib is another of the 8 casted that they got in office. Apparently they also endorsed omar but after the primary.

Porchlight

About dear Frau....

I'm so sorry to bring more sad news to JOM.

Her FB has this timeline post from January 17:

"Rest in peace, sweet cousin."

I think she must have passed.

I don't have any more information. I can't find an obituary, which puzzles me, as her husband is retired faculty and they have lived in Claremont for decades.

I dearly hope I'm wrong.

henry

Yeah, its a religion.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
18s

NYC’s De Blasio Announces ‘Meatless Mondays’ To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/11/de-blasio-meatless-mondays-public-schools-gas/

henry

Sad indeed Porch.

MissMarple2

rse,

I understand, but my principle concern is that because we have so few people in this country educated in science or math, they are easily frightened into not only supporting a pointless and controlling policy, but that at the same time we are not doing things which would save lives.

It is much harder for people to survive extreme cold than a few degrees extra of warmth.

The politicization of science for financial and controlling purposes is very real and a danger to the nation. Look at how many obese people there are due to the food pyramid we were all brought up with, which discouraged protein while encouraging excessive consumption of carbohydrates.

Why doesn't anyone remember photosynthesis, and how we need CO2 for plants, which in turn produce oxygen?

It is very upsetting and I was glad to see that Fox had that Greenpeace guy on.

Narciso

Eddie Haskell, he just needed to be sent to the principals office.

MissMarple2

Porch,

Thanks. Sad news which I am sorry to read.

rse

I have frau's email.

She and her husband helped red on a translation of a document in German she used for her thesis and both went on to read the actual thesis on the Franco-Prussian War. They were so pleased when she was awarded "with distinction" for it.

MM-what I am saying though is that the whole "governance" via new goals for behavior and actually knowledge itself is thoroughly planned and laid out.

Extraneus

I dearly hope I'm wrong.

So do I.

MissMarple2

I will bet cash money that Paul Ryan is being paid by the Chinese.

MissMarple2

rse,

You know who was big on education reform, don't you?

(Play dramatic music..)

Jeb Bush.

jimmyk

Porch, I do hope you’re wrong, but it doesn’t sound good. She was always so upbeat and seemingly energetic, though I know she was in her 80s.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

From Twitter, someone who thinks as I do about the FBI:


Bake Retweeted
AngeleStar- Funkytown
‏ @AngeleStar11
13h13 hours ago

Trump puts $3.3 billion FBI headquarters proposal on hold

Why not simply tear it down, period? Corrupt and working against us. Use the savings to build the wall and enforce the border, huge net win for the average American.

henry

Venezuela, now out of water. What can't socialism run out of?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-11/caracas-goes-thirsty-as-power-crisis-shuts-down-water-plants

Narciso

What is her name porch?

Jane

Holy cow! Just think of the partying those 3 will do! What a sad sad time.

Extraneus

Creep caught on video kicking stroller; allegedly cursed at mother, who is Jewish, and ordered her out of his way

Gee, who would do something like that?

Narciso

Since pagar said he lived in South Carolina, there was a link he was 80

Threadkiller

Let's not post Frau's name yet, please. I have located a phone number and I will call at a reasonable time here on the west coast and report back with whatever I find.

I am hoping for the best.

anonamom

Has anyone seen a post or heard from lyle?

Rocco

Didn't she say she didn't want to register should the blog go that route?

Rocco

And TC

Captain Hate

we have so few people in this country educated in science or math

Is this really true? I'd like DrJ or jimmyk to comment on this because this might be Gas Chamber propaganda to cut costs with more H1B visas. Maybe the mean of the bell curve has shifted to the left but that doesn't mean that the number of people two standard deviations to the right, with advanced expertise needed in specialized jobs, is inadequate.

jimmyk

The stroller-kicker is a jerk, but I wouldn't make a federal case of it. It looks like he was just annoyed that the stroller took up the whole sidewalk and was in his way. I've seen and experienced behavior like that, nothing to do with race or religion.

anonamom

Thanks TK. I am glad you have her number.

I put daddy/Rob's in my phone the second time he posted it IRT the meet up, under "daddy/JOM," thinking "You never know." And ended up texting with him, ending with hoping to meet in Anchorage in the not too distant future.
Never thinking I'd get his name the way I did.

jimmyk

CH, it's been clear to me for decades that Asians and Europeans get stronger math training than Americans. So I don't think it's Gas Chamber propaganda. It may be changing, as I'm seeing more high school kids interested in Comp Sci and engineering. But PhD programs in Econ are 80 to 90 percent foreign these days. I don't know about other fields. Mrs K tells me that quant finance is dominated by Indians and Chinese. Doing the jobs Americans won't do, I guess.

Jack is Back!

Porch,

What was Frau's surname, do you know? I have checked every Obit from December to now in the Claremont Courier, and have not found a lady with a Germanic surname who could have been her.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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henry

Jimmyk, I was the only American IT PhD student in the early 90s at CWRU. Mostly India plus one from Quebec and one from South Africa.

James D.

Doing the jobs Americans won't do, I guess.

Doing the jobs Americans are being deliberately steered away from, is probably more accurate.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I remember PowerLine covering the Somali airport tour back when it happened. So weird, so curious.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

I am not talking about scientists or mathematicians. I am just discussing average people who used to be able to read basic graphs and understand simple concepts like photosynthesis.

My daughter, a college graduate (albeit in fine arts) looked at me like I was nuts when I started talking about why we need some amount of CO2 and how no matter how clean our air got, China and India were still going to be pumping tons of carbon into the air every day.

She then accused me of being brainwashed by reading right wing propaganda.

She is not a stupid person, but obviously she didn't get the same information in grade and high school that I received. Now we see that there is a campaign on to USE children by scaring them to death and organizing them to demonstrate promoting all of this Green New Deal stuff.

rse is right about how they are trying to change kids' manner of thinking so that they are more easily controlled.

Rocco

I hope this isn't true

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/report-barr-gave-mueller-permission-to-indict-trumps-three-adult-children-and-jared-kushner/

rse

The UK has halted any 737 max from entering or departing its airspace.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1105461217886375937

jimmyk

Doing the jobs Americans are being deliberately steered away from, is probably more accurate.

Or maybe: Doing the jobs that schools controlled by teachers' unions and political hacks aren't equipping Americans to do.

jimmyk

Re Lyle, there were a couple of other Idahoans as well--Eric Ivers was one, I think. Hopefully they'll stop by one of these days.

rse

MM-the original nsf-funded math and science partnerships that were designed to alter the nature of math and science instruction via state systemic partnerships goes back to 1994.

It ties to new math in the 60s but the outcry there put the genie back in the bottle for a while. There was actually a conference at woods hole in, I believe, 1962 laying out the intentional change in direction. I have the minutes here somewhere. As usual there was a reference to the conference in a book footnote and then I was able to track down all the info.

MissMarple2


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

Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are....

....needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!
======================
This is sure to cause a big flap.


Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

jimmyk: "I checked in with JMH. She's ok after some health issues herself"

JMH, I believe, made a brief post at the very end of daddy's thread.

Old Lurker

You gotta love the guy, MM.

Jack is Back!

Back in the '60s, 70's, 80's during the "grand cavalcade" of nuclear plant construction, we couldn't find the number of engineers needed to do the component stress calculations and designs. We turned to India and imported hundreds of engineers who all ended up getting naturalized citizenships.

Their kids are the ones who win the National Spelling Bee championship every year:)

Threadkiller

Wasn't Trump just bragging about a multi-billion dollar deal he helped Boeing secure in Vietnam?

Now he is afraid to fly?

The Infamous Ignatz

--But PhD programs in Econ are 80 to 90 percent foreign these days. I don't know about other fields. Mrs K tells me that quant finance is dominated by Indians and Chinese.--

Exxxcellent [rubbing hands together]
Now all we have to do is send them back to their home countries and our competition will be just as hobbled by useless parasites skimming the cream off the top as we are.

MissMarple2

TK,

He isn't concerned about AFi.

We do have a lot of devices which are unnecessarily complicated.

henry

OPEC member now runs out of gas:

https://twitter.com/wretchardthecat/status/1105240437885853697

no water, no electric, no toilet paper... plenty of oppression.

clarice

Frau's name is Dawn Ritter.

James D.

jimmyk @ 10:00

Same thing.

clarice

Sorry RiDDER

Jack is Back!

Got to run out to drop Frederick off at the golf course, then over to see what the problem is with one of our TV's at the electronic repair shop. If someone can email me Frau's surname if will help in my search for obits if there are any.

clarice

Dawn's husband's name is Hans

clarice

JIB--Dawn Ridder husband is Hans Ridder,

Dave (in MA)
I don't know about other fields. Mrs K tells me that quant finance is dominated by Indians and Chinese. Doing the jobs Americans won't do, I guess.
I work at a high tech company and a couple of quarters back they announced the previous quarter's new divisional hires at a divisional meeting. As I recall, there were about 15 people added, and all of them were Indian-sounding names except for two, which were Chinese-sounding names. And this was in the US HQ, not the overseas offices in China or India.

I'm told that it's representative of the resumes that come in, not the result of some kind of hiring bias.

anonamom

TC knows rocco

The Infamous Ignatz

Rob Gronkowski's model girlfriend Camille Kostek reveals she was attacked by cruel body-shamers who said she is 'gross' and 'needs the gym' after she posted a saucy bikini photo.

She has a not insubstantial pelvic structure which I find rather appealing; certainly more appealing than narrow little man hips.
I'm surprised no one seems to have noticed her real problem; the massive, idiotic booze guzzling growth on her right shoulder.

centralcal

So very sorry to hear about pagar.

Thanks, Clarice, I could remember the first name “Dawn” but not the last name.

Captain Hate

I just got back from walking Teddy. I understand what you're saying, Miss Marple, because I'm positive they don't teach the scientific method for whatever reason (a malignant reading of that would be they want a more compliant population to buy into whatever claptrap, like climate change, they're trying to peddle). But even in our "smarter" past we bought into crap like Disney spewed out about lemmings being weirdly mass suicidal to the point that it became a generic term. Granted they're just a small mammal above the Arctic circle that we're unlikely ever to encounter and climate is everywhere.

My older daughter is more accomplished in math than I am. My Indian son in law insisted a few years ago that the most creative programmers he'd encountered were from the US. Those are both anecdotal things but they point out why I haven't gone full tilt alarmist.

Captain Hate

I'm surprised no one seems to have noticed her real problem; the massive, idiotic booze guzzling growth on her right shoulder.

I've never understood why non-Massholes seem to find Gronk anything other than an unfunny dumbass.

GUS

Have you guys seen the GET ME MY DRINK BITCH campaign commercial yet?????

free free free, free free, free free..free free, free free, free free free....free.

The nonsensical climate shit is merely FULL COMMIES getting rich and controling US, as the DIMBULBS Virtue Signal.

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/12/ocasio-cortez-ethics-tweets/

AOC makes false claims about ethics complaints against her.

Porchlight

Thanks, all. Frau is very special to me. We have exchanged emails and cards and gifts over the years. She sent me a vintage cake cookbook and a framed postcard that I have right here in my office with a sweet quote: "Wear the old coat and buy the new book." She sent a postcard to my son for his birthday last year.

She was always so lively and witty and youthful, and among many other things, loved to skewer the Claremont feather-passer in these pages.

To Frau, I hope you are still with us, but if you have gone on, I will honor you with your Pflaumenkuchen recipe every August, and will remember you every time I drink a gin and tonic. Love, Porch

Dave (in MA)

CrAzY-Eyes Cortez:

We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. We should not feel nervous about the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore. We should be excited by that.
We paid off the frickin' road that runs adjacent to your place of higher "learning" before you were born, you stupid infant. Hasn't prevented 'em from keeping the tolls going. We should POed about that, but no... keep voting for Donks, year after year.

Narciso

Sadly she passed Jan 17th, I had a short conversation with Mr. Ridder delightful fellow. He was struck with how many interests she had of course he knew about us.

Captain Hate

Frau always gives me the most touching birthday greetings, letting me know that at least two people read what I post about animals.

I'm holding out hope she's still with us.

jimmyk

RIP, frau. She was always one of my favorites here. Great sense of fun and humor to go with a sharp mind.

Porchlight

Thank you, narciso, for contacting Frau's husband.

I have her home address and I will be happy to share it via FB or email if anyone would like to send something.

rse

Now this is interesting. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/college-cheating-scandal.html?emc=edit_na_20190312&nl=breaking-news&nlid=56621974ing-news&ref=cta

Red will be so upset to hear about frau. They really did correspond regularly fall of her senior year in college.

Threadkiller

I won't overwhelm Mr. Frau with another phone call then.

RIP, Frau.

Extraneus

Ugh. Such a nice and witty lady. RIP, Frau.

Captain Hate

Welp, so much for hope. RIP Frau.

MissMarple2

Thank you for finding out, Narciso.

I feel terrible that we didn't know. I wish we could do something in both her memory and pagar's.

Amd what are we doing about daddy? I am thinking I will just donate to the foundation.

centralcal

My goodness, what a depressing place this is becoming.

Frau was a kick! I loved how she always skewered the Claremont feather passer.

Buckeye

My 28 year old nephew at Microsoft supervises ~20 people, every one of which is Asian descent, almost all 1st generation American born.

He is smart as a whip and has a personality.

Says he doesn't feel overshadowed by any of his Asian co-workers.

He may be an outlier:)

MissMarple2

This guy is becoming a royal pain. His efforts to prove himself smarter than President Trump are extremely irritating to me, and I haven't forgotten he was in the Never Trump camp and has only recently abandoned it.

I am also mad his last name is the same as my favorite deli.


Ben Shapiro
‏Verified account @benshapiro
54m54 minutes ago

Between Tim Apple and Airplanes Are Too Complicated, Trump is gradually transforming into Grandpa Simpson.

Extraneus

I just stopped into a book store in honor of you know who, and the first thing I see is a big display of ... The Threat, by Andrew McCabe. I turned right around and left, and the girl in front could see exactly why.

henry

Ben Shapiro long ago transformed into Principle Skinner

Extraneus

I've mentioned before but I've hired dozens of engineers and pysicists over the years, mostly PhDs, and it's always been difficult to find Americans in the stacks of resumes. I did my best, though.

MissMarple2

Well, we all need to cheer up, including me. Here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1d-IXlXgAAG4ey.jpg

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