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May 17, 2019

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Buckeye

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Girls having a slumber party fight off naked intruder

Two 10-year-old girls from California having a slumber party “fought off” a naked creep who sneaked in through a window and tried to sexually assault them, cops said.

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Threadkiller

Good thing Trump thinks on his feet and was able to counteract the non-action of Sessions and Rosenstein by selecting Barr.

Narciso79

None dare call it treason:

https://mobile.twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1129491025729339392

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/17/president-trump-highlights-climbing-arc-of-flynn-story/#comments

Clearly written with Sundance making sure the reader knows when he is speculating.

matt - deplore me if you must

They are so screwed.

matt - deplore me if you must

The CIA, FBI, etc.

Narciso79

This guy saw nearly all the twists a year ago:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/amp/

henry

I’m concerned we’ll get “rule changes” and “retraining seminars” instead of indictments and jail time.

bubarooni

Well henry, gotta make sure that never happens again.

Someone call HR.

Narciso79

They were already in violation of laws and procedures.

Narciso79

The Libyan parliament which camt decide what to out in the Shwarma banned the brotherhood

Narciso79

Brand of shwarma, what's our excuse.

The Infamous Ignatz

A pederast often has a pretty tough time of it in prison anyway.
How much tougher will it be that you got beat up by two ten year old girls?
Good.

The Infamous Ignatz

If Globalization Meant China Could Turn off Your Fridge, Would You Still Like It?

On his second day at the Wockhardt plant, Mr. Baker and a colleague caught an employee trying to smuggle out a garbage bag of documents. The documents led Mr. Baker to discover that the plant had knowingly released into Indian and other foreign markets vials of insulin containing metallic fragments. These had apparently come from a defective sterilizing machine. He learned that the company had been using the same defective equipment to make a sterile injectable cardiac drug for the American market. The willful deception there and at other plants so shocked him that he overhauled his inspection methods, with significant results. ...

Mr. Baker kept digging. Over the next five years, first in India and then in China, he uncovered fraud or deceptive practices in almost four-fifths of the drug plants he inspected. Some of the plants used hidden laboratories, secretly repeated tests and altered results to produce fake data that fundamentally misrepresented drug quality, then submitted that data to regulators.

Comanche Voter

I figure that in certain of the Washington D.C. suburbs, there are going to be some high laundry bills. Tough to get those skidmarks off your shorts Brennan and Comey.

MissMarple2


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A #tornado has been confirmed near Meade, Kansas, located near the border of Kansas and Oklahoma: http://ow.ly/7aC650uh2gp

clarice

Thnx , narciso I was just fetching Apelbaum's opus. and I thank you again for alerting me to him.

Narciso79

You're welcome its just a remarkable piece of analysis, compared to this everything else is a ouija board.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/444061-gene-simmons-pays-surprise-visit-to-the-white-house-pentagon

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/17/tucker-carlson-democrats-immigration-serfs/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

clarice

Can anyone translate Sundance's latest for me?https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/17/president-trump-highlights-climbing-arc-of-flynn-story/#comments

He makes my head spin.

Narciso79

Comey mousetrapped himself referring to classified matters in the memos

Captain Hate

Your head spinning is a sane reaction; like watching the loon prosecutor attempting to understand Ludwig von Mise.

Willowed


Mrs H and I went to the Age of Steam Roundhouse tour today in Sugarcreek, Ohio, about an hour and a half away in lovely Tuscarawas county in Amish country. Once you get south of Canton, everything is rolling hills and once you're off I-77 you're on roller coaster roads where you're blind to what's on the other side of a hill. When we got there it was pretty obvious we reached our destination because there were trains all over the place. The roundhouse is only half of one and was built from scratch on a former cornfield using a blueprint from a long time ago and can be expanded if they ever get significantly more steam engines. There was an SUV in the parking lot painted the Pennsylvania Railroad dark maroon with old gold trim and had a PRR keystone insignia in the grille and little ones in the center of the hubcaps. Of course I had to find out who owned it and some old duffer (an amazingly spry 80 year old) from Easton, Maryland (a Maryland accent; I was in heaven) was wearing a PRR tee shirt. He asked me if I'd noticed the coupler trailer hitch so he took me out to show it off. Not only was that there but an air hose was clamped behind it (he told me some guy was looking under it once and I asked him if he was looking for a compressor or if he was a retired car knocker looking for a bleed valve to release the air brakes). Oh and he had a I ❤️ Trump sticker in the back window (the Eastern Shore is MAGA country).

There were at least 20 steam engines in there almost all of which are kept in operating shape and some make appearances at special events once the logistics are worked out with connecting railroads to enable them to get there. One of the guides told me that one of the smaller engines was delivered by truck; when I asked him if the gross tonnage popped the tires he said no but it wrecked the transmission. There were lots of diesels outside including two B&O switchers like I'd ridden on half a century ago. The tour was outstanding and we got lunch at some little cafe in town where the cost was dirt cheap (we picked up honey ham and butter cheese for home consumption).

On the way back to 77 we passed a field where two horses were running just for the sheer joy of it. A perfect day.

matt - deplore me if you must

Some Mongolian folk music for a Friday evening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8dCGIm6yc

Gotta give 'em credit. As the Feds banned the Mongols, the real Mongols have their say.

clarice

Sounds lovely, CH. More days like this and you'll have to change your moniker. May I suggest Captain Pacific?

boatbuilder

So if I understand this correctly...Comey held his press conference to reopen the Hillary investigation before the election, in order to help Trump win the election. He then met privately with Trump to tell Trump about all of the dirt that he had learned about The Obama administration while he was the head of the FBI under Obama. Then, with Trump's connivance, he "leaked" his own memo, to be published in the NYT, in order to trigger the Mueller special counsel investigation, in which Mueller spent 2 years and 30 Million dollars, ostensibly investigating the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia, but in reality--and again with Trump's connivance--to ensure that the Democrats would make fools of themselves when the investigation exonerated Trump, thus ensuring Trump's re-election in 2020. A brilliant campaign of deception.

Can anybody think of sounder grounds for the impeachment of Trump than any part of this being correct?

MissMarple2

https://www.dailywire.com/news/47381/kl

Good article.

Captain Hate

Thanks, clarice, but this moniker has served me well. There, as here, I believe I was the only one who'd ever been employed by a railroad; although arguably the tour guides are working for some dinky pseudo railroad keeping the dream alive.

Still it was a very MAGA day and seeing those running horses was one of those random events that will probably stay with me forever.

The Infamous Ignatz

I don't think too much of that is an accurate description of TomR's positions, bb.

clarice

Sweet,CH!

The Infamous Ignatz

The Eastern Shore is also waterfowl country.

boatbuilder

It seems to be what Dawson Fields is selling, Iggy.

Beasts of England

bubarooni - so sorry to hear about your dog...

Threadkiller

You have captured DawsonSField perfectly, bb.

rich

the nats are screwed ... down 8-4 to the cubbies ... the bullpen doing bullpen things. based loaded for the cubs to get a grand slam.

boatbuilder

And if it is not what TomR is positing, isn't a massive campaign of deception orchestrated by the President against the Democrats, the media, and even his own supporters (using the pretense of a special counsel investigation to "exonerate" himself) valid grounds for impeachment? That is one of the many, many problems I have with the 4D argument.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/444374-gop-mueller-critic-says-flynn-contacted-him-during-special-counsel

Beasts of England

Thanks for the heads-up about Ooh Wee BBQ, pin!! I've passed it on to the younger daughter...

The older Beastette logged-on for Panic tickets at the 10:00 open and there were 2,000 people in the queue ahead of her! She called me to report on our diminishing chances of getting tix and said 'Damned hippies!' Hahaha!! She's a chip off ye olde block. :)

Buckeye

Glad you enjoyed the outing CH.

That is a beautiful part of Ahia.

Another Bob

Narc, must have missed it in catchup. Still have that Apfelbaum link handy?

MissMarple2

On Bill Maher, Fran Lebowitz suggests murdering President Donald Trump: “We should turn him over to the Saudis, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.”
pic.twitter.com/s6anKrRdgr

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 18, 2019

Video at link.

rich

Posted by: henry | May 17, 2019 at 08:57 PM

just the right amount of cynicism!

Another Bob

Never mind, just saw it.

boris

Narciso's link from 9:35 PM

https://www.google.com/amp/s/apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/amp/

rich

Posted by: boatbuilder | May 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM

iirc you are a lawyer (agree with you post) ... my thing is-the courts don't work that way and the bureaucracy doesn't work that way.

comey seems like a weirdo, because he is a weirdo. meuller wasted 2+ years of Trump's presidency with a frivolous investigation, because it was a frivolous investigation.

better-if there is unpleasantness to attend to, do it all at once and do it quickly. people lose nerve, people think too hard ...

Beasts of England

'The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.'

That should earn the idiot a visit from the sunglasses and earpiece battalion.

The Infamous Ignatz

--It seems to be what Dawson Fields is selling, Iggy.--

TomR I think has specifically noted he doesn't agree with all [or most?] of Dawson Field's conjectures or conclusions but does with some [I suppose I do with some] while appreciating the digging he does.

As for impeaching a president who engages in subterfuge to defeat his political opponents; could any president avoid impeachment if that's the bar to clear?

clarice

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/breaking-anti-trump-russia-steele-dossier-appears-tampered-with-pages-were-replaced/

Beasts of England

Sounds like a fine day, Captain - just saw the caboose photo on FB. :)

Narciso79

The tripwire is the thing that I came up with after the Comey removal, they were a little confident so eventually Horowitz came into the picture, now James Baker is either an idiot or he thinks we are (embrace the power of and) he had a busted flush, he had tried this trick with w 13 years earlier and it sort of worked, apparently resistance gigs aren't that easy to come by, yes you can crash on goldsmith couch but that means rooming with witless, and that doesn't pay compared to say a big fund like bridgewater group

Manuel Transmission

Great day CH! Wonder if you might have ever run across the current FRA Admin, Ronald Batory. I’m sure I must have crossed paths with him back in the 70s on the NEC, but no bells have rung yet.

rich

bryant just jacked another homer off our trash bullpen (3 of them, one in the 7th, one in the 8th, and one in the 9th) ... let's just stop this game.

rich

damn it.

rich

another home run ...

Narciso79

What a schlemiel, I think that's the right word, Maher needs to fed to cobras or some such. Khashoggis fiance is back to crying to the post, maybe the qataris patience with chess pieces is not unlimited

Narciso79

They need shock collars in sequence.

Narciso79

There is a passage in herr that exhibits the never trump sensibility

http://fiddlrts.blogspot.com/2013/07/framley-parsonage-by-anthony-trollope.html?m=1

Yes the good prosecutor misunderestimates the reason why hayek and mises faced resistance

Beasts of England

Time for some aloe and sleep... :)

Nytol

Captain Hate

No, ManTran, I have not.

Narciso79

Not good to forget your at the game in the 7th inning.

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

rich

another wasted Scherzer start (wasn't a quality one but it was 4-3 when they went to the bullpen ... they've managed to give up 11 runs on 12 hits

[all this baseball talk is probably putting people to sleep.]

Narciso79

They were tied at thr 7th inning, that's not a time to drop the ball.

rich

haven't worked on catch up, and sure enough, was asked-more than once, to come in this weekend. said no.


[dozier with a 2 run double.we're only down 8, lets get on the rally caps! we can can do this!]

The Infamous Ignatz

I hope Barr hires Apelbaum to run the investigation or at least as a consultant.
He'd probably be in prison [or worse] if the Red Witch had won.

Captain Hate

another wasted Scherzer start (wasn't a quality one but it was 4-3 when they went to the bullpen ... they've managed to give up 11 runs on 12 hits

Is there any more quality starter than Max who gets less support from his clown teammates?

jim nj

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7041481/Insurer-says-Irans-Guards-likely-organized-tanker-attacks.html

News from Norway

Narciso79

It's rare that quality investigators end up on gope staff, William Ellis is an exception along with the fellow on grassleys

https://www.google.com/amp/s/everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/morgan-ortagus/amp/

Captain Hate

LOL @ UNC

https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-abortion-advocate-cries-begs-pleads-when-college-cop-arrests-her-for-stealing-pro-life-sign-and-its-a-hoot

Narciso79

Ellis was on Nunes staff, which puts him above the rest. The usual is the one Mike Roger's smuggled in at the end

lurkersusie

Wray covering up
·.
@JudicialWatch #BREAKING files motion on behalf of Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeffery Danik. He’s fighting DOJ’s refusal to turn over McCabe's official work Texts and Emails under FOIA - Sara A. Carter

https://saraacarter.com/retired-fbi-agent-battles-doj-for-mccabes-texts-and-emails-as-doj-fights-foia-request/

rich

>>>Is there any more quality starter than Max who gets less support from his clown teammates?

Posted by: Captain Hate | May 17, 2019 at 11:18 PM<<<

this is the second season it's happened, and i'd be hard pressed to think of another (deGrom from the mets maybe?).

Narciso79

Ok Scherzer doesn't need the shock collar

jim nj

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-prevent-google-using-information-it-tracks-about-your-purchases-2019-5#under-private-results-check-the-do-not-use-private-results-option-3

Google collects receipts from your G-Mail account and stores them.

Narciso79

In an exercise designed to make Joel Schumacher seem wise, and only at Elmo's fire was tolerable then, Matt Reeves (wbo) gas chosen Robert Pattinson as batman

Pinandpuller

Speaking of Sikhs I swear this McDonalds manager on Murfreesboro Rd is wearing a kukri on his belt.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

So, Sabo posted a nekkid pic in the same pose as the anti-abortion chicka y'all have been talking about today on Instagram in a side by side format. unsavoryagents is the account name. LOL

I wish I could bring it over here, but I still can't post pics or links w/o it going to the round file.

The AOS group on FB has it, but it won't even copy out of there to share on FB.

He's a friggin genius.

Narciso79

Surprise they suspended him, only blanc pages are allowed.

So I dont grok miss rajatowski logic she was in that blurred lines video then the gond girl film then blank.

rich

probably one picture we can do without Steph

(... surprised some of my kjom links make it through. i've got sone for my really dark place i don't think i'll ever have enough beer to post)

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

No T&A for the wimmins?

Seriously, though, he is in his 40s IIRC and there is a rather pronounced paunch...

Pinandpuller

Right now I’m imagining The Lord and Satan in a “Consider my servant” format playing “Not It” with Pat Robertson.

Narciso79

I wont even try to figure that one out, pin

rich

haaaaa.

Momto2

Bubarooni, I am so sad to hear the news about your Maddie! They take a part of our hearts with them.

Narciso79

Gone girl, which reminds me of a poll where the sexiest accent was related 2) was Boston, because Blake lively who is a Californian but spoke with that accent in the town

Narciso79


From the red sparrow flattery from luke besson

https://youtu.be/Z6yTXsCauIc

jim nj

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/china-has-already-lost-the-trade-war/

I think he's right, but maybe that's just confirmation bias.

::drink::

rich

drink!

Manuel Transmission

Jim_nj, check out my post at 7:13pm on the last thread. Brubeck stuff.

jim nj

MT, saw it and smiled. Not many of us found a love of jazz that early in life.

jim nj

https://tinyurl.com/y5qazwrj

Couldn't post a direct link.

Air Force Gives Stealthy F-22 Raptors New Air-to-Air Attack Weapons

Two up-graded air-to-air missiles, systems enhancements and the ability to fire upon a threat behind you.

jim nj

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7037549/Air-Force-deployed-20-missiles-fry-military-electronics-North-Korea-Iran.html

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Air Force has deployed 20 missiles that could zap the military electronics of North Korea or Iran with super powerful microwaves, rendering their military capabilities virtually useless with NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Known as the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), the missiles were built by Boeing's Phantom Works for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
The microwave weapons can be launched into enemy airspace at low altitude and emit sharp pulses of high power microwave energy that disable any electronic devices targeted
Mary Lou Robinson, the chief of the High Power Microwave Division of the Air Force Research Lab has confirmed to DailyMail.com that the missiles are now operational and ready to take out any target
While North Korea or Iran may attempt to shield their equipment, U.S. officials doubt that would be effective against CHAMP.
The project has been advancing secretly ever since the Air Force successfully tested a missile equipped with high-powered microwave energy in 2012.

Never heard of this before! And it's operational and deployed? Hmm.

If they are real they would be very useful. A cruise missile then can pulse microwaves over a 700 mile path frying electronics in its' range. Shocking?

Anybody else heard of, or believe this?

Manuel Transmission

Here’s a pretty good comment under that China trad war article:

Tariffs do not get passed along into higher consumer prices unless the product has a very high inelasticity in demand.

Here’s a thought experiment: suppose I sell an imported product for $10. The government imposes a 25% tariff, so I decide to up the price to $12.50. Here’s your issue: if I could charge $12.50 for the product, why wouldn’t I just have charged that in the first place? Charity? No, I didn’t charge that because every time I tried, sales collapsed.

And if you understand retail, especially imports, gross margins are enormous. Sales prices can be 10 times cost of goods. So that $10 product probably just cost $1. And a 25% tariff on $1 is only 25 cents. Top of the line iPhones cost about $180 to make but retail for close to $1000.

Tariff expenses come out of some combination of negotiated lower prices with vendors, lost jobs as importers seek to cut costs, and lower profits. Consumer prices are the last thing to consider.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Dog herds cattle, I think filmed from a drone. Inspiring!
It's 10 min long but watch a minute to get the flavor. For all you canine lovers :) :)

https://youtu.be/pKR5TXifakU

jim nj

http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/May%202019/Seymour-Johnson-F-15s-Airmen-Demonstrate-New-Expeditionary-Concept.aspx

This sounds vaguely like like what Marine air wings did in Vietnam and carrier air wings can do now when required.

Pinandpuller

Divinity School SAT question:

Pat Robertson is ____ warm.

A. Matthew

B. Mark

C. Luke

D. John

Pinandpuller

I heard that in Ohio women can be topless anywhere men can be.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I'll go with "C".
Do I get an adversity bonus for my latitude?

jim nj

MT,

I have to believe that US retailers have looked at this and can re-source a lot of goods.

I looked at some stock charts of cheapo stores that carry a lot of Chinese imports and none of the charts are buckling. They're off their highs now, but I don't see anything to indicate they are under attack by short-sellers.

There are short-sellers, but at very low percentages. Investors seem to be thinking these companies have some strategy to deal with the tariffs.

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