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May 28, 2019

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MissMarple2

Gentlejim,

Thanks for letting us know it is a real place!

We have been warmer than you (about 85 or so with a breeze) because we are south of the storm line. I am grateful we aren't having to contend with it.

The cool weather we have all had (and me until 2 days ago) reminds me of how when I was in college, the environmental geology class was pushing the new ice age, like it was a done deal.

Graduated, went to work, got married, raised my kids. When I moved back to Indy from Evansville in 1982, I went to the pool and my neighbor was talking about global warming, holes in the ozone, carbon, etc.

I thought I had lost my mind.

My daughter is sick of me pointing out how it has been so damn cold and that global warming is crap. I don't care.

I am convinced that the ice age thing was in operation until they realized they couldn't get control of the coal mines and oil companies.

So, they decided to push new energy and bankrupt the fossil fuel companies.

It's a complete scam.

Narciso79

In other news Liberman the moldaviam mailer is threatening to leave the coalition toppling Netanyahu's nascent govt

MissMarple2

WIDESPREAD DAMAGE: KMBC Crew Flies Over Tornado Damage In Linwood, Kansas

pic.twitter.com/kTe0irNNO3

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 29, 2019

Video at link.

Another Bob

Anyone here trying out Parler, apparently a new challenger to Twitter?

Parscale is hinting that Trump will take his social media operation there.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Hadn't heard of it. I hope they have the sense to set up interactions and postings similar to Twitter.

I wil go wherever President Trump goes.

MissMarple2

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-iran-socialmedia/fake-social-media-accounts-spread-pro-iran-anti-trump-messages-during-2018-election-fireeye-idUKKCN1SY26K

So now we have IRAN meddling in the election!

Things are going to get really interesting.

MissMarple2


The Hill
‏Verified account @thehill
15m15 minutes ago

US identifies remains of more American soldiers from North Korea http://hill.cm/HFsYZ4o

MissMarple2

From earlier this evening:


Holly Bailey
‏Verified account @hollybdc
2h2 hours ago

Local TV in Kansas City reporting the National Weather Service has ordered them to use “the strongest language you can” to warn people of incoming tornado headed straight towards downtown KC

jim nj

Tornado alert cancelled at 9:30PM. Weather radar still shows some wicked t-storm cells. Mostly to the north and south of me.

I've seen a bunch of V-22 Ospreys since Friday flying in and out of Teterboro Airport. They make a distinctive noise, kinda like a very large helicopter. No big surprise, Memorial Day weekend is always Fleet Week in NYC.

Years ago when I was living in Leonia I used to see the really big twin-rotor helicopters with gunship outriders on either side.

Oops, spoke too soon, TV broke in with a new tornado warning south of me until 11:30PM.

jimmyk

You NYC folks, tornadoes are probably new to you. Get to a basement if you have one.

Wait, what?

Seriously, I'm seeing reports of severe thunderstorms, but nothing about tornadoes.

Catsmeat

OK, I think my famous people might underwhelm, tho as a child I shook the hands of both Reagan and WEB Jr. But my folks are all literary. John Updike, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Seamus Heaney, Robert Penn Warren (served him his piece of 90th birthday cake), Margaret Atwood. I had to drive Atwood around shopping and she and her daughter went

Another Bob

MM, beyond cosmetics it looks much like Twitter.

(Twitter temporarily locked me out today. I signed up this evening.)

Beasts of England

Any advice on high school reunions? My [redacted] is this weekend and I have mixed feelings. I'm not going to the main event, as I missed the sign-up deadline, but there's an open happy hour on Friday and I'm considering it...

MissMarple2

I am heading to bed.

Will check in as early as I can tomorrow.

Nytol!

jim nj

Jimmyk,

the expired 9:30PM warning was south of both us. The 11:30PM warning is also south of us.

Catsmeat

...all nuts over the worst sort of madras shorts (sorry, Beasts). I was good at talking to these eminences--they hate talking about their work so with Updike for instance I had a great talk which began by my asking if he'd finished his Christmas shopping yet.

Narciso79

How is Atwood like in person, I can imagine mailer and Updike.

Narciso79

They are adapting one of bellow's early works to the stage, I imagine this culture will definitively miss the point.

Beasts of England

So I shouldn't wear madras shorts to my reunion this weekend, Catsmeat? ;)

jim nj

Played Little League Baseball with Marvin Isely on the White Sox Team in Englewood, NJ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Isley

7th and 8th grade classmate and friend Of Vince Curatola, also roadie for "The Young Republic" band he played bass in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Curatola

Friend of Joey Travolta, John's older brother
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0871456/

Friend of Victor Noto, His uncle Lorre produced the "Fantasticks"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantasticks

Friend of Rick Overton (not really, he was a little too weird for me, but Victor Noto was in the same mold)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Overton

Friend of Peter Clarke and his younger brother, Rhett
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_Peters

Knew two of Dick Shawn's daughters, one married Joey Travolta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Shawn

Played softball with and friends of Tony Bennett's sons, Danny and Dae(gal)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett
Son Danny engineered his father's come-back, re-gaining the fame he had lost.

I've mentioned my friend and guitarist Enily Remler before
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Remler

Friend of Ed Marinaro, football player and actor, his family moved to New Nilford, before he started playing in high school
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Marinaro

Buddy Hackett's daughter's raccoon shat in the plenum of my Chevy Nova
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Hackett

My friend Victor Noto and I delivered the local paper to the Actor's Home in Englewood as 12 year olds, we sometimes stopped inside to talk to people, met some very interesting old-timers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Booth_Actors_Home

I'm sure I'm forgetting people. Englewood was home to a lot of Broadway people, mostly craftspeople.

Met and shook hands with either Mr, Jiggs or J. Fred Muggs, can't remember which chimp.

jim nj

Larry Kudlow and Leon Panetta both worked, at different times, when I worked at Schroeder. Interacted with both because they had market-data running on their PCs.

Beasts of England

'Buddy Hackett's daughter's raccoon shat in the plenum of my Chevy Nova'

And we have a winner!! :)

lyle

Never go to one, Beasts. Yer welcome.

Captain Hate

Anyways I did why try markets dipped If nothing has fundamentally changed

Figure that out and you'll be rolling in cash.

Narciso79

To ask why, I left that last part out.

Catsmeat

There are madras shorts and there are madras shorts, Beasts.

Narciso, all those writers were sweethearts, even Mailer oddly (he was reading from his Egyptian thing about mummification, not alluring), but he was gregarious enough. I forgot Tom Wolfe who was willing to sign a book "to squiggles for the memories" just in my say-so. But Atwood was a class A bitch.

Buckeye

jim_nj

I am a big fan of Emily Remler.

She left us way too soon.

Beasts of England

You know I often trust you, lyle, but I have to ask why...

Narciso79

I somehow gathered that, I imagine a lot of mailer was false bravado I only really read harlots ghost among his main work his first was too of putting and I didng even attempt ancient evenings.

Tom R

Gus @ 6:11

Speaking of a buffoon, once again the point goes completely over your head. Am I living rent free in your head? Just curious to know what triggers you to act like a dick.

Captain Hate

But Atwood was a class A bitch.

The Handmaid's Tale; what are the chances?

Catsmeat, I started Harry Crews' The Hawk is Dying. Like a hot knife through butter.

Catsmeat

Ah, CH, excellent. Will try to get to it myself.

Another Bob

Unless there are people you actually would like to catch up with, don’t bother with the reunion Beasts.

I’ve not attended one of mine. Nobody I’m interested in that I couldn’t track down other ways if I wanted. The cute girls won’t be cute anymore.

I’ve moved on from those days.

Narciso79


Lo what has happened to the thundering Jupiter of trollope tales


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nevena-bridgen-on-why-she-created-the-wives-of-westminster-blog-fppk8wxgn?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_campaign=RA_Engagement_Global&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Bridgen_Westminister

Beasts of England

Thanks, Another Bob. I'm not sure there's a particular person I'd like to see or not. Also not sure why it's intriguing...

Beasts of England

Nytol

Manuel Transmission

As some of you may know, Tucker has had a few spots on UFOs on and off over the time his show has been on the air. Well, this evening, Bret had both a main segment and an All Stars segment on the same.

Here is an article that Tom Rohan just wrote that was mentioned as part of the last segment.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-the-ufo-story-is-far-more-interesting-than-you-think

It looks to me like after 70 odd years, the powers that be are finally letting the cat out of the bag. And amazingly, nobody seems to give a shit.

Another Bob

“Also not sure why it's intriguing...”

Long ago I was also intrigued. Natural to a degree, I think. I got over it.

High school wasn’t all that to me. If this gives you an idea, the last classmate I saw in-person was about two years after graduation. Saw him on a city bus at midnight when I was coming home from work. A bag with a big, open can of beer in one hand, a bag of open model glue in the other. If that gives you an idea.

Tom R

Clarice @ 9:32

Remember when Hillary was reported saying backstage at NBC that “ if that fucking bastard wins we are all going to hang”?

DawsonFields is referring to Comey starting the global money laundering investigations during the Obama administration that are starting to bear fruit worldwide. If Hillary had won, the assumption is Comey would have been fired and the investigations (which likely targeted the Clintons in some manner) ended. Trump winning threw the Democrats and Deep State a major curveball because that meant the global money laundering investigations would be allowed to continue. Not only was the Obama admin spying on Trump, they were spying on a lot of others as well. Spygate as almost everyone discusses it focuses on just the spying against Trump. Fields is saying there is a LOT more to their crimes than just that.

Melinda

No one freaks out if it’s banal.

Than it’s “Well everyone knows that!”.

Serious discussions can then follow.

Narciso79

Glue and beer that cant end well.

Another Bob

“the powers that be are finally letting the cat out of the bag”

The “circus” part of “bread and circuses” ManTran?

Narciso79

Aell we had majestic 12 which spawned the x files (which they ultimately ran into the ground) and men in black, so who are the sources for these strange craft.

Tom R

A NXIVM update.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-20190528-pjhequqt4bf7pmucsw2obohqlu-story.html

Pinandpuller

Climbing Mt Everest has become a joke.

What do you call one dead lawyer at the top of Mt Everest?

Pinandpuller

GUS would never do anything without a rental agreement and inspection.

Narciso79

Theres a whole of what these craft are not, and little confirmation of what they are.

Pinandpuller

I never knew about the nexus between John McCain, Sam Bronfman and Myer Lansky before recently. Also Myer Lansky and Richard Nixon. He had a real Churchill problem.

Manuel Transmission

Narc @11:48, correctomundo. I love the whole subject because no one has a clue, but everyone is driven to leap to some sort of conclusion, sort of like 4D Trump.

Narciso79

Well his second wife's father probably had dealings with one or the other distillers as for meyer and Nixon that's quite a stretch. Now the bronfmans like the Kennedys became legit after prohibition.

Narciso79

One of the Nate Heller tales has forreatals death loosely connected to nazi flying machines after the war,

Another Bob

Maybe one for Catsmeat.

What prevents universities from ending life tenure? Simple market forces?

Narciso79

Ok I wanted to make sure you didnt rely on a 2000 era liberty lobby piece by David Duke 'you didnt did ya' there are other accounts in other places

Narciso79

Re our old friend mark o:

https://mobile.twitter.com/rogerlsimon/status/1133565478528536576

lyle

God mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of, Beasts.

lyle

—have__

Pinandpuller

Speaking of authors and Buddy Hackett is anyone familiar with Erskine Caldwell or God’s Little Acre? I had the movie on in the background the other night and it was pretty awful. The cast was crazy though: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett, Vic Morrow, Jack Lord, Tina Louise and Michael Landon. That book must have sold on shock value alone for the most part.

Pinandpuller

The relationship between Nixon and Rebozo tightened in Cuba in the early ‘50s, according to historian Anthony Summers, when Nixon was gambling very heavily, and Bebe covered Nixon's losses – possibly as much as $50,000. Most of Nixon's gambling took place at Lansky's Hotel Nacional. Lansky rolled out the royal treatment for Nixon, who stayed in the Presidential Suite on the owner's tab.

As far back as 1951, Bebe Rebozo – the man who bailed out Nixon at the Nacional – had been involved with Lansky in illegal gambling rackets in parts of Miami, Hallandale, and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Former crime investigator Jack Clarke recently disclosed those operations, adding that Rebozo was pointed out to him, back then, as one of Lansky's people …When I checked the name with the Miami police, they said he was an entrepreneur and a gambler and that he was very close to Meyer.

https://mafia.fandom.com/wiki/Richard_Nixon

Narciso79

My that's a strange film. And the source material is even stranger

Narciso79

Yeah Anthony summers is about as reliable about Nixon as Michael wolff is today, you get me. Irony the black legend of mafia control that is presented in say Godfather part 2 is the reality in Cuba today, yes the national was a nice digs not the ratholr it's become today.

Pinandpuller

Sara Bronfman is married to a one Baset Igtet a native of Benghazi who was also running for president of Libya.

jim nj

https://jalopnik.com/nissan-might-have-played-itself-1835060715

Some background on the possible FCA-Remault merger and Nissan's problems.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

So, they decided to push new energy and bankrupt the fossil fuel companies.

I thought they have recently determined that fossils/dinosaurs don't have anything to do with oil/nat gas etc and that they are now considered regenerating resources and that peak oil and oil scarcity were now considered BS AGW crap...

or did I dream that?

Narciso79

Ironically if it wasnt for kefauver, meyer wouldn't have jumped wholr hog that defined as 7 of the 42 casinos were owned or controlled by mobsters. Were that the factor Italy or southern France would be more libel than that tiny islans.

Pinandpuller

One thing is for sure, Rebozo was the first Valerie Jarrett. It remains to be seen if she drops six figures on a house for Sacha or Malia.

Narciso79

Probably closer to the mark stephanie

Ah igtet is indeed a piece of work he got himself appointed the Ntc of Tripoli has Qatari connection, has fraudulently represented himself as a pgilanthripist was tied to the formed presidents of Panama and Columbia how corrupt is Tripoli they bombed the house of representatives with little outcry

jim nj

https://petrowiki.org/Origin_of_petroleum

Organic or abiotic? The argument continues.

Narciso79

Naw rebozo is a much smaller player, small time businessman in the tire tetreading business that eventually did well enough to buy land.

Narciso79

This guy is who they accused Chalabi of being:.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2014/03/21/the-candidate-from-a-different-planet/

Narciso79

And you see what they really haven't gone after him, until now oossibly.

jim nj

https://www.inverse.com/article/56213-how-did-supernovae-make-ancient-humans-evolve-to-walk-on-two-legs

No idea if this is a valid theory, maybe worth pondering though.

Narciso79

The times puts all nxim stories either in the last page or right before the obits

Narciso79

The reigning strategy re Libya seems to have been Iraq hold my beer, In fact effendi bronfman at one point probably ser up the conditions for hafters proteges demise like setting up a lunch meet for Hoffa with the nob boss of union city.

Pinandpuller

Probably an accident but when you start looking back...

https://nypost.com/2006/01/24/billionaires-wife-killed-bronfman-hit-by-cab/

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Thanks.. I was starting to question my sanity. I don't think conservatives should buy into using the phrase 'fossil fuels' if the origins are unknown as the libs push this to feed the fossil fuels bad narrative.

Pinandpuller

Joe Lieberman’s firm was trying to put lipstick on a pig. Now he’s Turning Chinese, I really think so.

jim nj

Headline with no link: I had an abortion. Why is none of your business.

Then why do you want to tell me about it?

Narciso79

That happens all the time, like when Tony pilotto almost blasted harry Reid through the canopy of his sedan

Narciso79

Libyan Chinese hey it's a living.

Pinandpuller

Like the girl in a tube top: why are you looking at me?

Pinandpuller

Coal contains fossils, sometimes.

Narciso79

One can always do scooby do theme , but substitute Huawei in the chorus

Pinandpuller

Speaking of fossils:

Celebrated liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued in an opinion released Tuesday that a pregnant woman is not a “mother.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/28/ruth-bader-ginsburg-a-pregnant-woman-is-not-a-mother/

Narciso79

That earlier example was because Reid was ai honest (when he wssnt being a bloodthirsty canniball)

Narciso79

From Joe agosto to Jack Abramoff he wAs collector of bribes

jim nj

Stephanie,

Organic petroleum is the accepted theory, but abiotic oil is mot an idea that has been dismissed yet, it's even possible that both origins are correct.

Pinandpuller

Supreme Court says Stronk Wammens can use Men’s Room. At school. Not the Supreme Court. What, are you some kind of a nut?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"What prevents universities from ending life tenure? Simple market forces?"

Maybe it's just tradition?
I'm guessing that the market forces are pulling them this way:
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/331636/
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: “Some faculty members argue that surrendering the ‘professor’ title to some academic staff will further confuse students and the public.” “Colleges across the country have shrunk the share of tenured labor force for more financial flexibility. Institutions then offset those positions with instructors who operate on short-term appointments with heftier teaching loads, lower salaries and less academic freedom. ... ”

The Infamous Ignatz

--You didn't advance anything.
You tried a cheap shot from the nosebleed section. And I didn't bite the way you hoped.--

I asked how a non-natural born commie president was worse than a natural one. I wanted you to bite by explaining how that was true since the answer isn't obvious to me.

-- And you turned it into a Trump-birther-DoT-etc gripe.

That is what you really wanted.--

But instead you first tried to connect me to the guy being Alinskyed, < TomR />, and then turned it into another complaint in a long line of them about DoT and his supposed persecution of you.
As for what I really wanted, see above. But it's easier to pretend you're being baited and call perfectly legitimate questions dumb and silly than answer them.

--Big teardrop running down my cheek, Ig.

Not.--

You forgot "< /Tom R >"

--Please killfile me.--

See, it's always possible to find some common ground.

jim nj

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/3011858/how-chinas-rise-helping-unite-america-behind-donald-trumps

I agree.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

jim nj, 12:53 AM

Interesting article, a pretty thin chain of evidence though, IMO. I've heard this theory before in another context.

Forests turned to savannas/prairies. People began to stand more upright to take advantage of being able to see farther. With our heads (noses) farther from the ground, our eyes became dominant, our sense of smell weakened. We freed our arms for manipulation and tool-usage. Our brains changed, evolved and grew.

Manuel Transmission

Rebozo definitely had some close connections with Nixon given the story I heard about 35 yrs ago about a pilot I know doing a barrel roll in Bobby Vesco’s shiny 707 in front of the two of them down somewhere in the Caribbean.

Manuel Transmission

From what Paul Stamets argues, there were no savannas until fungi killed off the trees and helped draw protohumans out there. Then McKenna claims the magic mushrooms made themselves available to inspire those knuckle draggers into something more than grunters.

jim nj

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/design-regulations-helped-ruin-american-cars

I love this article. I hate that all new cars look basically the same and don't come in REAL colors anymore. I had assumed it was that trey all went through wind-tunnel testing and thus were all equally aerodynamic. No, part of it is due to regulations.

When I was a kid you could identify manufacturer and model with a glance. Even the model year.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Yes, the drying of the African rain forests could have resulted from any number of events. Fungi, climate change, the super nova posited in jim_nj's link and so on.

Once you have the primates on the grassland, the rest presumably follows.

This is one McKenna rap on the concept, but note that it is quite completely hand-wavy.
https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-563-plants-and-mind-part-1/

jim nj

Jim and MT,

I didn't know what to make of that article's premise. That a nearby super-nova changed our environment enough that we stood up.

We seem to have already been on that path. I figured that it was evolutionary. I hadn't considered an external event at a specific point in time that might accelerate that timeline.

Only reason I posted it was to get some feedback. Long evolutionary process vs. quick adaptation.

I still don't know.

Manuel Transmission

Yeah, when the dude on the other side of that magic door tells you how it all happened, I don’t think you get to tape record the session. :)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I've heard of McKenna, but not Paul Stamets.

jim nj

One interesting thought comes to mind. Me and my kid buddies loved to climb trees. Is that an ancient vestige?

Why didn't we retain the ability to live in trees when we learned to walk. I mean if we knew how to do a new thing, why diddn't we retain the ability to go the old thing? Fewer trees to practice on?

jim nj

Yeah, when the dude on the other side of that magic door tells you how it all happened, I don’t think you get to tape record the session. :)

Posted by: Manuel Transmission
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LOL and touche. Brilliant thought.

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