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April 15, 2019

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Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

LOL Beasts... I just got to wondering about that yesterday when I went to Little Five Points and passed a few homes that didn't fare so well in the weekend storms that had tarps on them. It's gonna be one big assed tarp!

jimmyk

The funny thing about this is the universally scornful responses:


Dave Itzkoff
‏Verified account @ditzkoff

NBC says Late Night With Seth Meyers will expand to 90 minutes on Thursday night "to give context to the redacted version of the Mueller report becoming public earlier in the day."

https://twitter.com/ditzkoff/status/1117882135145254916

Beasts of England

More the chronic progression of betrayal and disappointment, Tom R.

'The point I am focusing on is Trump’s deception campaign...'

I would add an 'alleged' in that sentence. And I hope you're right, and I hope we find out all the facts one day. Soon...

MissMarple2

Sigh. Apparently my daughter is operating on government rules, because she wants to borrow some money.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

What Beasts says about GOPe betrayal is obvi correct.

Still, I am happy to see Tom R post about (potential) impending indictments. I will be still more happy when the indictment(s) are, in fact handed down.

Great to watch the discussion today about gov't corruption. If there were a nation that had a strong clamp on corruption, seems to me that would a terrific advantage over other nations. Indeed, a Darwinian advantage. It's a huge hole for gov'ts that are otherwise powerhouses such as Russia, China and the EU.

And I'm sure it's a huge reason why some nations in, say, Africa, South and Central America, find it so hard to achieve escape velocity over sh*thole status.

Porchlight

Michelle Obama is not a nice person.

Language alert (entirely justified IMO)

MissMarple2

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/laser-scans-could-help-rebuild-notre-dame-cathedral/587230/

Fascinating story. Before he died, an American medieval architecture professor scanned the entirety of Notre Dame, inside and out, places seen and unseen by the public.

This article explains the procedure. There is also a video which I have only watched a small portion of. It is made from his scans and he narrates it.

Old Lurker

MM, not quite like government rules; your daughter is probably going to REQUEST to borrow your money.

Captain Hate

Mooch has more balls than her bastard son of a polygamist husband to open that can of worms. I'm ready to engage on that ROE, biznotch.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Third try without the link:

It was a very good thing that the stained glass survived as there are many colors in older glass that can not be reproduced any more. I used to collect the stuff in my 20s, and even some of the glass from the 1800s is not reproduceable. I have a few pieces that have cranberry glass and cobalt glass that - if broken - would be totally disfigured with replacement glass. One is a transom from a pharmacy that has cranberry, mint and clear glass from the mid 1800s.

joan

This is amusing:

"WATCH: @AOC is asked her top-3 reasons to impeach President Trump. Only one itsy-bitsy problem! Her little empty brain has a hard time thinking of any reasons.

"When she does come up with some reasons, she says the census and the tax bill are impeachable offenses?"

One of the comments is: "Orange Man icky."

https://twitter.com/i/topics/tweet/1118170436678721537?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email

Tom R

Beasts @ 11:14

After seeing first hand how Paul Ryan and the GOP Establishment refused to support Trump’s MAGA agenda, did you consider the possibility that Trump had no desire whatsoever for the GOPe to maintain control of the House? What good would it have done if they continued to thwart his agenda?

Instead we have Pelosi and the nutjob Democrats in control and proving every day to American voters how unhinged they have become. Trump is a strategic thinker on a grand scale. IMO losing control of the House by getting rid of a lot of RINOS was viewed as a victory. He will resort to using Executive Orders until the 2020 election when forced to by obstructionist Democrats. Assuming his MAGA policies still have the economy rolling in 2020, pro-MAGA Congressional candidates will ride Trump’s coattails and the GOP will retake control of the House, this time with enough Trump allies to support his policies.


Beasts of England

My short answer, Tom R, is a Dem house brings an impeachment risk, whereas the opposite (probably) doesn't - so, no.

Tom R

Rupert’s son is apparently a fan of Buttplug.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/16/2020-james-murdoch-gives-maximum-donation-to-pete-buttigiegs-campaign/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

henry

Not even the corruption part of my taxes:

MacIver Institute @MacIverWisc
4m

Evers’ budget creates an exemption that'd prohibit the state from recovering taxpayer-funded birth costs from the biological father, if the mother and father live apart. In Racine Co. alone that cost was $700K.

Rocco

It was John Solomon who first reported that Huber failed to interview a couple of whistleblowers who had the goods on Hillary with a 6000 page document that they sent to Huber twice. When Huber realized he had to appear before congress with these guys, he asked for the documents again because he had lost them both times! So much for investigating all things Hillary. Solomon and Carter told that story only a week ago on Levins Fox show. In that same interiew, Carter and Solomon both praised Horowitz.

And another thing that troubles me about Huber is his appointment by Sessions. If Chaffetz is to be believed, when he asked Sessions to go after Pagliano, Sessions told him "He's too close to Hillary."

8:50 mark or so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk041pvYtsQ

Captain Hate

Listening to State Radio on DJT's "violence inspiring" tweets on that muslim (fuck you, autocucumber; lower case) see you next Tuesday's comments "which were taken out of context", not one of those speech impaired pedants pointed out her factual inaccuracy about when CAIR was formed.

Thanks again, Paul Ryan, for not using the power of the purse to defund these dolts.

Jack is Back!

It appears that British masonry experts have raised concerns about the integrity of the stone walls at Notre Dame. That an immediately install a temporary construction cover over the collapsed roof. [Most likely to be a sarcophagus type bubble or envelope].

https://www.enr.com/articles/46698-french-president-vows-to-rebuild-fire-collapsed-notre-dame-roof-and-iconic-spire

Tom R

Beasts @ 11:41

So what if the Democrats impeach Trump? Clinton’s public approval rating skyrocketed to over 75% when he got impeached. It’s probably the same rationale why the GOP did not impeach Obama despite having ample justification. Pelosi may be a leftwinger but she isn’t stupid which is why she shot down the idea of impeachment several weeks ago. It would almost certainly help Trump more than it hurt him, even more so now that he has been exonerated of colluding with the Russians.

clarice

I hope you are right, TomR(and Solomon, Carter and Meadows as well).
JMH--Just showing off your IT skills again to make us clunkers feel bad? (JK).

Beasts of England

Impeachment could lead to his removal from office, Tom R - that's why. And since we're all (including Trump) painfully aware of GOPe perfidy, that outcome couldn't be removed from any risk assessment.

JM Hanes

BTW, this comment got lost in the rose window shuffle, but I just want to say that politically incorrect humor is one of the things I like best about JOM. Anybody looking for trigger warnings is going to be disappointed.

clarice

Heh. JMH. You just triggered me.

JM Hanes

Tom R:

"Remember the discussion a few months back by some people here ...."

ZZZzzzxzzzzzz

Buckeye

I just want to say that politically incorrect humor is one of the things I like best about JOM

Me too JMH

henry

Forbes Tech @ForbesTech
2m

NASA's New Planet-Hunter Finds Its First Earth-Sized World And It's 'Potentially Habitable'

https://twitter.com/ForbesTech/status/1118182268919537670

henry

a star system 53 light years from our solar system just days after a study found that life could exist on four close exoplanets.

Do we send the migrants? or escape there ourselves?

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

Illegal aliens tell reporter they came to US because of TV, newspaper ads touting 'free' stuff

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1118183553534177280

Threadkiller

JMH, don't fall asleep yet.

The conversation was something like this:

Trump better fire Sessions and then Sessions was fired.

Remember?

Beasts of England

TESS is a medium explorer (MidEx) program, henry - about a third the price of Kepler. We tried to pass it in a small explorer (SMEX) evaluation but it couldn't fit within the cost cap. It - no pun intended - sailed through the MidEx evaluation. :)

Jane

"But now, Jane, after your doctor visit, we have to worry if you will still know tomorrow! Or yesterday!"

So true, So true, but don't forget this isn't my first rodeo. I was misdiagnosed with a brain tumor 19 years ago and it only took 6 years to sort that out.

Have I mentioned I hate doctors (except Amom)?

henry

Beasts, it's already paying off bigly!

Pinandpuller


She can only think of it as (Kafir) "art and architecture," not a place of Christian worship:

Ilhan Omar
‏Verified account @IlhanMN

Posted by: jimmyk | April 15, 2019 at 11:37 PM

Under Shariah Law they could not repair the Cathedral.

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/so_the_russians_wanted_bernie_sanders_elected_president_in_2016_all_along.html

It was Bernie the Russians wanted to help, not Trump. Makes sense.

henry

"unexpectedly"

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
5m

Trump 2020 challenger William Weld holds significance for those who see a gap between traditional conservative values and Trump’s redefined Republicanism

Beasts of England

'...for those who see a gap between traditional conservative values...'

Or maybe some of us recognize that surrendering to the left is not a sooper dooper traditional conservative value.

D

“Whiny bullshit scolding “
Beasts at his finest for intolerance and for bulldozer suppression of free speech on this blog.

MissMarple2

LOL! Maryrose, you were triggered.

If you are going to do whiny bullshit scolding, then you have to take the criticism.

Pinandpuller

There is a grotto and a church on the Notre Dame campus.
Insensitive.

Posted by: D | April 15, 2019 at 11:46 PM

The Playboy Mansion had a grotto as well and probably less sodomites per square foot

lyle

bulldozer suppression of free speech on this blog

I thought it was Ig who recently posted the bulldozer porn. So many free speech suppressors around here it’s hard to keep up...

Beasts of England

'Beasts at his finest for intolerance and for bulldozer suppression of free speech on this blog.'

🦄

MissMarple2

Henry!! GUS!!! Trump rally April 27 in Green Bay!!!

JM Hanes

Tom R:

"The fact Mueller exonerated him of colluding with the Russians should have been enough evidence for people to come to the realization Mueller wasn’t on a witch hunt otherwise the findings would have pointed to some form of collusion."

It's not evidence at all. Just because he couldn't come up with a usable witch doesn't mean he wasn't looking for one. That little poison pill he left behind on the obstruction charge read like an apology for failing to provide the left with a working premise for indictment or impeachment.

"IMO losing control of the House by getting rid of a lot of RINOS was viewed as a victory."

That must be why he spent so much time on the campaign trail for Republican candidates. He was just pretending he wanted a Republican House! Right. Because we wouldn't have any of this Dem craziness on display if they'd lost. Oh, wait.

What's funny, is that if you just take the President's tweets pretty much at face value (obvious trolling excepted) they basically conform to the reality we've seen unfolding, without needing any sort of super secret grand plan to explain what's going on at all.

MissMarple2

That means he will be here on the 26th for the NRA speech and then t Green Bay on the 27th.

Maybe he will stay the night either here or in Green Bay.

Beasts of England

You stay out of this, Frack - or I'll intolerantly bulldoze your right to free speech!! 😜

Extraneus

Makes sense.

A hell of a lot more sense than the idea that they preferred Trump over Hillary.

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

I don't think he wanted to lose the House, either. If PAUL RYAN had gotten some stuff done rather than foot-dragging on everything and telling Trump "that's not who we are" then maybe we would have had enthusiastic voters in the midterms.

I bet his classes at Notre Dame are boring.

Captain Hate

Weren't Trump's campaign appearances, which he did much more than I remember either Bushes, mainly for Senate and governor candidates? Or am I not remembering things accurately?

JohnH

Very interesting post on the fire with excellent photos.

https://imgur.com/gallery/PSxHvhR

Regarding the comment on Paul Ryan being hired at ND to teach a class on driving the weinermobile, any vehicle he drives is by definition a weinermobile.

Beasts of England

That may be true, Captain, but he had the house candidates on stage at the events. At least at those I remember...

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

Hard to tell. Yes, he campaigned for senators and governors, but he also plugged for reps when he was at a rally.

Also, Trump will be here April 25 not 26. I got confused.

JM Hanes

Miss Marple:

Even trying to imagine what he's teaching makes my eyes glaze over. Seems like a ZZZ kind of day.... I'll be right back after my nap.

MissMarple2

JohnH,

HAHAHAHA! Well played!

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

You know darn well we will be fed a steady diet of snide comments about Trump through students and faculty gossip.

Meanwhile, that course about how American government works will be like that old ABC cartoon stuff on "Constitution Junction, What's Your Function?"

Beasts of England

Great link, JohnH - I was trying to find section drawings of Notre Dame last night! Thank you!!

Extraneus

Panic is setting in. (NYT)

‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum

Pretty good piece, actually. Talks about the various power players and such.

Dave (in MA)

Facebook's collective IQ just spiked upwards a bit.

JM Hanes

Captain:

I'm sure Trump decided that if he lost the Senate, it was game over. That doesn't mean that losing the House & some RINOs "was viewed as a victory" to use the awkward passive voice construction which lets Tom avoid claiming anyone in particular saw it that way .

MissMarple2

John H.,

That is a very valuable article! I will show it to my daughter. Got a couple of other people who will be interested, too.

MissMarple2

https://alphanewsmn.com/thoughts-from-a-hipster-coffee-shop/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

This is recommended by Brian Wilson, an exile from Fox from when they started to change. He has a talk radio show in Texas, I believe.

Anyway, he is going to interview this gal on his show because so many of his listeners liked this article. The writer is an anti-AOC type, and it is a very good article. She is only 26.

Captain Hate

Ok, guys, I'm sure you're remembering things accurately. All I remembered for sure was he was very active and never seemed to tire.

matt - deplore me if you must

Trump's suggestion about air tankers was not at all outlandish. Having experienced 2 major wildfires in 3 years, plus a small one right up the road, the pilots are precision bombers who come in at minimum altitude to center the drop.

Water or fire retardant can be used. Not sure about structural fires. The Europeans tend to use smaller tankers than in this country. During the last fire (Holy) I had front row seats to the entire fleet. Huey's and Tarhe's carrying water, CalFire S-2's (daddy's plane), DC-10's, DC-9's, and a 747. Even a Canadair scooper. A lot of tools in the toolbox.

Buckeye

Illegal aliens tell reporter they came to US because of TV, newspaper ads touting 'free' stuff

Another reason why Soros and his offspring need the Mitch Rapp treatment.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/04/16/omg-lol-beto-orourkes-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-tax-return-release-just-keeps-getting-worse-and-worse/

This is quite enjoyable. LOL!

Threadkiller

When aerial drops are used there is no expectation of saving the structure. It is done to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent structures. The weight of the concentrated water would have been catastrophic.

jimmyk

The air tanker thing is just MSM SOP. Maybe it was plausible, maybe not, but the MSM has no clue. I’m reminded of the ridicule of Reagan when he first proposed the SDI, and all those aerospace engineers in the MSM immediately dubbed it “Star Wars.” Had it been proposed by a Democrat they would have been in ecstasy.

henry

Trump coming to Green Bay. Good. That is a swing part of the state. The Dems only go to Milwaukee or Madison.

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/985526771557814273.html

Very important thread from tracybeanz.

" Hidden within the OIG report on McCabe's leak to Barrett of the WSJ, is an astronomically damning correlation between Loretta Lynch, the NY Field Office of the FBI, McCabe, and the NYPD. "

Do read this.

Threadkiller

but the MSM has no clue.

This goes without saying.

My issue is that I have a clue, and Trump's suggestion was doltish.

Threadkiller

The header suggests that the tbeanz tweet is a year old, MM.

boris

The water drop in this video Porch found does not look catastrophic to me.

https://youtu.be/Wy5w4Xg8U7Q

Melinda

Tracy rewarmed and updated an old thread, TK.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Just on Cavuto which I found fascinating...

Assassin's Creed has such a detailed and accurate mapping of the cathedral in the game, that the restoration may be able to use it as a guide. due to copyright, some pieces (the organ) were altered slightly to avoid infringement, but most of the building is extremely accurate as you move around in the game.

Cool!

Jack is Back!

The weight of the concentrated water would have been catastrophic.

TK,

You got calcs on that?

Jack is Back!

Too bad this wasn't available. Aerial Suppression using Foam.

http://aerialfiresuppression.com/

rse

I have anew post up. http://invisibleserfscollar.com/focusing-on-the-conceptual-system-of-the-mind-for-a-21st-century-imposed-diamat/

soros shows up and it also explans why I get so irritated with romney and ryan because both got degrees from place swimming in cybernetics nd systems theories and teir use in public policy whn hey were there.

My keyboard is sticking.

Threadkiller

You got calcs on that?


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Jack is Back!

rse,

Norbert Weiner would have to use a hammer on both of them:)

Buckeye

Knowing the French, they would have to spend even longer than we have debating whether it would work in theory before trying anything.

JM Hanes

Asking about an airdrop seems perfectly reasonable to me. We all learned quite a bit from the various answers.

That's one of the reasons, I agree with Old Lurker who observed, "It is very often the visionary gazillionaire owner/developer who asks the design team the dumb questions...." It's an essential part of "creative problem solving." Not only does someone learn something from the answer, but often, even if it doesn't lead directly to a solution, the back and forth can spark a different idea from someone else which does. That's actually one of the central advantages of diversity, as opposed to the kind of cultural apartheid progressives have turned it into.

I've also learned not to be afraid to ask stupid questions, myself. I've served on a number of boards and finally figured out that if I didn't understand something, then I probably wasn't alone. I quite counting the number of times people have sidled up to me after a meeting and said, "I'm so glad you asked that question!"

To me, Trump's remark about the airdrop is emblematic of a man who immediately shifts into solutions mode, without worrying about embarrassing himself by voicing an idea that might get shot down. Unfortunately, folks in politics and media don't recognize that approach. They end up complaining that he's changing his mind all the time or going back on his word, when it looks to me he's just been thinking out loud. Contra TomR, keeping your thoughts to yourself is not necessarily the most effective play.

Tom R

That must be why he spent so much time on the campaign trail for Republican candidates.

JMH,

I seem to recall Trump primarily stumping for Senate races. How many Congressmen did he actively campaign for? I don’t recall Trump ever publicly even saying it was important for the GOP to retain control of the House.

The Democrats winning control of the House is going to help Trump win re-election significantly. I’m perfectly fine with you disagreeing with my opinion on that.

JM Hanes

MissM:

""Constitution Junction, What's Your Function?""

LOL! I can just see the Weinermobile pulling up to the Constitution Junction right now.

Threadkiller

Tracy rewarmed and updated an old thread, TK.

Will you post the update and the significance of it, please?

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

I agree. I need to ask questions more, which is something I have learned from watching President Trump. I also have learned to stand up for myself more.

Extraneus

It's an essential part of "creative problem solving."

Good point. It's the essence of "brainstorming." I learned early on in management training, and used it to great effect for years of helping teams solve problems, that the main rule is that no one's idea can be ridiculed. Apparently Trump either knows of this technique or is just so uninhibited himself that he has no problem throwing ideas out there before they're fully thought through. In an emergency, that's probably the only way to go.

Jack is Back!

TK,

That is not how it would work. But nice try:)

You can measure the surface from either aerial radar or from Architectural renderings. You can then calculate the surface tension of the suppression, as well as weight to loading. Fire departments have hydraulic and structural engineers or technicians that do that regularly. Ah! Drainage, not a problem. The fire heat dissipates most of the water, to begin with, but some will remain. Not enough to collapse a barrel vaulted roof, IMO.

You do not have to focus or concentrate on large loads but rather tactical drops to control the hottest spots. I would have focused on the frame since it is structurally important to the walls and the flying buttresses. But in any event, they did what they could with what they had and my hat is off to the Pompiers de Paris!

Tom R

CH @12:43

You are 100% correct.

MissMarple2

WATCH: Video of Buttigieg offering condolences in French after Notre Dame fire goes viral https://t.co/uprdnoXZVt pic.twitter.com/nJ3vnGyJmc

— The Hill (@thehill) April 16, 2019

Video if you want to watch it at link.

Comment by a guy I follow:

>Drops air tanker full of water.<

Threadkiller

You can have a measuring contest if you want JiB. Direct drops are for preventing the spread of the fire to neighboring structures with zero consideration of the preservation of the burning structure.

clarice

You know who else rarely if ever looks at a problem from the standpoint of winkling out a solution? Academics IMO. They like to concentrate on describing problems and criticizing anyone who tries to solve them.

Threadkiller

We may need the calcs on a lead coverd ancient wooden roof if we want to naik this down.

Captain Hate

To me, Trump's remark about the airdrop is emblematic of a man who immediately shifts into solutions mode, without worrying about embarrassing himself by voicing an idea that might get shot down. Unfortunately, folks in politics and media don't recognize that approach. They end up complaining that he's changing his mind all the time or going back on his word, when it looks to me he's just been thinking out loud.

At the risk of sounding like a reflexive DJT shill, I think this is spot on; particularly how the quibbling and dawdling approach of career pols is given undue deference by the MFM.

MissMarple2

clarice,

And not only that, they speak FRENCH.

Buttigieg is going to wear me out real fast.

boris

measuring contest if you want

Sure, 3 doors 2 goats 1 car all figured out right?

lol

rse

henry-weiner wrote a later book on the "humane use of human beings" where he worried about precisely this. The sad thing is I am only using a bit of what is on point now.

henry

rse, i have a copy of Cybernetics at home, but no other Weiner books.

Captain Hate

According to the Horde, rock ribbed conservative and 100% Buckeye by way of Meechigan and California, Hugh Hewitt, is a Buttplug fanboy.

Buckeye

Why does that not surprise me CH?

rse

One of the quotes from the ccr book is david perkins who has a phd in ai from mit before going to harvard ed grad school to use what he learned to push for Cognitive Reorganization.

What I know and can prove is fascinating and scary too. When I read the materials this morning on DJEM I recognized they were implementing gordon pask's conversation theory even though there was no mention of him. I know that theory whatever it calls itself.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/438976-students-at-christian-university-urge-administration-to-rescind

This is the biggest load of crap I have ever seen. The Hill has as their headline "Students at Christian university urge administration to rescind Pence's commencement invite ".

This is based on a 3700 signature Change.org petition. There is no way to know where those signatures came from.

Taylor University only has 2400 students, and most of them would be happy to hear Vice President Pence. They come from evangelical families, for the most part, and Upland, Indiana is not known as a party town.

Fortunately, the president of Taylor runs the school like he is General Patton, and there will be no rescinding that invitation.

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