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June 09, 2019

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jim nj

anon,

There just happened to be a couple of good movies on TV and I drank a little more than usual staying up later. If need be, I can set an alarm clock to re-adjust.

I prefer to wake without an alarm 'cause I usually don't need to be anywhere. The joys of retirement.

rse

A'mom-I think you and I are on a similar sleep schedule.

This is out https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/education-isnt-enough/590611/ and insisting because achievement correlates strongly with income, income inequality is what must be fixed.

We have confused a symptom—educational inequality—with the underlying disease: economic inequality. Schooling may boost the prospects of individual workers, but it doesn’t change the core problem, which is that the bottom 90 percent is divvying up a shrinking share of the national wealth. Fixing that problem will require wealthy people to not merely give more, but take less.

Yes, it was my HH income that made all the difference and not my limiting tv, books everywhere, literally teaching all 3 to read fluently, their dad teaching them to build a computer from scratch, taking them out at night to wtch the space shuttle go overhead or iridium flares when particularly bright, etc.

It's are habits more than the income.

henry

Income inequality is the socialist hammer, fill in the blank must be a nail.

jim nj

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2019/06/11/paterson-looks-prevent-fires-demolishing-vacant-buildings/1409075001/

Well that's one way to prevent fires. Vacant buildings seem to be a problem in a lot of cities.

Buildings go vacant. People stop paying the taxes. The buildings get gutted for any metals. The buildings suffer further and there is no money to be had re-habbing them, even if you got them free of cost.

rse

In the ongoing saga, we have a move-in date next week. My brother now sees the light after a good friend who is a doc said no place would take her dad because he was deemed "too mean" and they were left with around the clock home care. We have chosen not to tell my youngest while she is tucked away in some amazing island in the yasawis, but she will be annoyed when we do.

Basically 3 weeks between calling 911 for my mom and his moving into a facility. Went to purchase full bed yesterday at a place that started here in ATL that offers quick delivery and saw the same sales girl I met on Saturday when I began to look. When she was getting the delivery estimate originally she realized she had just sold a dresser to a family to be delivered to the same address.

While I was texting the memory care people about a delivery question because the room has to be fully set up before the resident can move in, the clerk mentioned how very sad the wife and her daughter were about what had happened to the husband/dad and how he really could not be looked after at home anymore.

The clerk said to me "there certainly are some well-loved people being moved into that facility. It's not like any of the people I am meeting are just putting someone away because they have become a burden."

I told my mom about the "well-loved" comment to both help her in her grief and also make her realize she is about to meet several women who have been through precisely what she has and come to the same decision.

It even has an aromatherapy room that gets a change in fragrance in late afternoon from the morning.

Melinda

Prager notes the cruelty:

https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/10/leftism-makes-people-meaner/

MissMarple2

Good morning!

Regarding the income/education inequality, I will share an anecdote from yesterday.

I gave a ride to a girl that lives in the subsidized apartment complex near me. She is 12. We had to go through the west side of Indy.

As we were talking, I discovered she knew zip about the American Revolution, nothing about what branches of science there are, and did not know we even had a river that runs through our city (White River). She seems normal in intelligence, but woefully underexposed to basic information. I attribute this to undereducated parents and poor curricula.

Captain Hate

Does anyone believe that the Netflix propaganda about the Central Park punks is unrelated to Gaylord being tied into the company?

MissMarple2

Melinda,

That's a good article by Prager. He's right.

MissMarple2

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-11/meet-hu-xijin-independent-journalist-or-beijings-favorite-weapon-attack-american

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/447799-democrat-offers-measure-to-prevent-lawmakers-from-sleeping-in-their-offices?__twitter_impression=true

If members have been seen walking down the hall in t-shirts and boers by staff, why not require they buy robes?

Getting to the bottom of the article, you discover that THIS is why they need the $4500 pay raise.

Haven't some Congressmen slept in their offices for years?

MissMarple2

Should be "t-shirts and boxers."

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/donald-trump-threatens-to-leave-chamber-of-commerce/

MissMarple2


John McAfee
‏Verified account @officialmcafee
16h16 hours ago

On Friday, I will release the names of 25 Congressmen and 5 Senators, from both Parties, who are coming up for re-election in 2020, and who MUST be recalled, and if that fails, booted out of office on election day. Power corrupts, and corruption is the enemy of Freedom.
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This is getting interesting. My only fear is while the GOP people involved will lose their election, the dems won't.

Captain Hate

If Tom and JackStraw are correct, and I've got my doubts, that Manafort was a deep state operative infiltrating the Trump campaign then JamesD finally gets his wish about the police state tactics being applied to their side.

Anybody feel good about that?

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

Is Tony Podesta in solitary? Nope.

I don't approve of Manafort's treatment. It's not like he ordered people to be killed or ginned up a disaster in Libya in order to steal gold.

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/spygate-the-true-story-of-collusion_2684629.html

This is a good overview of Spygate.

Captain Hate

Moar HOF zombie

Anybody seen the video of the Muslim guest conductor at a classical music concert start ranting to the queen of the Netherlands (Beatrix) about converting to Islam? And how the entire orchestra got up and walked out on him, canceling the concert?

Article translated into English says,

"Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a concert in the capital, Amsterdam. The Guest Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeded to give the Queen a lecture on Islam and deny the divinity of Christ. The entire orchestra got up and walked out. The staff of the music hall escorted the conductor off-stage, and after questioning, out of the building."

URL of video showing the whole incident (just two minutes long):

http://www.safeshare.tv/w/cqjiYhtiXs

I give a standing ovation to that orchestra -- for not playing!
Posted by: zombie at June 10, 2019 07:50 PM (oFcdC)

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097185934322294785

This is a thread detailing over 35 false hate crimes attributed to Trump supporters and publicized by the SPLC and the media.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
6m6 minutes ago

New book just out, “The Real Deal, My Decade Fighting Battles and Winning Wars With Trump,” is really wonderful. It is written by two people who are very smart & know me well, George Sorial & Damian Bates, as opposed to all the books where the author has no clue who I am. ENJOY!

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/fines_from_californians_who_cant_afford_obamacare_to_finance_free_health_care_for_illegals.html?fbclid=IwAR2d7r0ojq6wDxM-BuOlLJqbr1-3YMezNmrjCzHUsUWoVMOJ_DLkjuSFF8I

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

“Jerry Nadler’s Trump Bashing Show Is A Bust.” Headline, New York Post. @foxandfriends The Greatest Witch Hunt of all time continues. All crimes were by the other side, but the Committee refuses to even take a look. Deleting 33,000 Emails is the real Obstruction - and much more!

Jane

Holy cow LS. Your kids have 293 cousins. That I’d beyond amazing. A prize should go to the kid who can name them all!

MissMarple2

This guy makes a good point:


Bauer
‏ @bauer242
1h1 hour ago

Stories the national media suddenly lost interest in:
Jussie Smollet
Mueller must testify
Virginia Beach shooting
Mall of America
D.C. pride stampede
Homelessness
Measles

Another Bob

Add Ralph Northam blackface.

MissMarple2

The President is going to Iowa today.

https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/trump-to-tout-new-ethanol-rule-in-iowa/article_6cecb6ca-2a18-5d90-8853-92eff2620926.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

henry

E15 sucks. End the ethanol mandate!

Captain Hate

Fuck Iowa and ethanol. Let California or any other state have the first primary. This is just extra constitutional horseshit that we've been conned into accepting.

No MFM interest in Tony Rodham's cause of death.

henry

Gee, eminent domain works so well for the little people.

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cash-20190610-story.html

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-outlines-to-congress-its-investigation-of-the-investigators

Barr and Durham are looking at everyone.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
3m

“Mueller has spoken. He found No Collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russians. The bottom line is what the Democrat House is doing is trying to destroy the Trump Presidency (which has been a tremendous success), and I can assure you that we’re done with the Mueller......

....investigation in the Senate. They can talk to John Dean until the cows come home, we’re not doing anything in the Senate regarding the Mueller Report. We are going to harden our Infrastructure against 2020!” @LindseyGrahamSC

henry

only the second of those was in my timeline... Twitter "curating" again.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
44s

Sad when you think about it, but Mexico right now is doing more for the United States at the Border than the Democrats in Congress! @foxandfriends

jim nj

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-11/hon-hai-has-enough-ex-china-capacity-to-make-u-s-bound-products

Hon-Hai is also known as Foxconn.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

European landmarks have a question they desperately need answering: How do you stop the tourists from coming? https://t.co/7RNvNiBWbv

— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) June 10, 2019

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One wonders why the President thinks this is important. Is it highlighting low costs for travel and American prosperity? Threatening Europe with higher fares to reduce tourism?

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-semiconductors-exclus/exclusive-top-japanese-chip-gear-firm-to-honor-us-blacklist-of-chinese-firms-executive-idUSKCN1TC0H6

Some of these companies don't seem to be bound by US law. So they are doing this in solidarity with the US or for their own economic advantage. They may lose money, but may maintain an advantage over Chinese firms that are trying to displace them in the long run.

MissMarple2


Wyatt
‏ @SayWhenLA
5m5 minutes ago

There are more media outlets covering the death of a stupid tree at the White House than there are outlets covering the fact that Kim Jong Un's half brother was a CIA informant! Fake corporate news is useless. They don't exist to inform you, they exist to push an agenda and sell.
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The story referenced is that the oak tree from Belleau Wood, given as a gift by French President Macron, died in quarantine.

Robin, eff 'em all

He said the ACLU filed a lawsuit with the local Water Commission and the Bureau of Land Management. As a result, federal officers came and opened the gate, and put a padlock on it, preventing it from being closed.

This really makes me mad.

Melinda

Wait'll corn gets Really priced this summer, them we'll be having an earnest discussion.

Meanwhile, this came out this AM, Small biz is very,very happy: https://www.nfib.com/assets/SBET-May-2019.pdf

Robin, eff 'em all

Thanks to whoever posted the FrontPageMag on the Central Park Five. I imagine that Obama and Netflix worked together to provide us with that disgusting rewriting of history in an attempt to keep everyone agitated about race relations for the upcoming elections.

My FB feed is full of people talking about how "hard" a thing it is to watch, but "so important." No sympathy for the white woman who was so brutally raped. Good grief - WTF - it's intersectionality at its worse.

James D.

Narc posted a link @ 1:08 AM about Jeffrey Goldberg and his troubles.

Reading the article, it's mind-boggling that the author of the piece has any sympathy for him, and can say this with a straight face:

Mr. Goldberg, my colleague at the Forward two decades ago, is someone I know as implacably opposed to bigotry. The magazine under his editorship has

Goldberg is a poisonous toad who openly despises everyone to the right of him, and has no trouble displaying that hatred at every turn. But he's "opposed to bigotry" ?

henry

Can the ACLU be counter sued for damages to life and property caused by illegales coming through the open gate?

MissMarple2

AHA! {resident Trump added an explanation to his posting of that Bloomberg article:


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Donald J. Trump Retweeted Bloomberg Opinion

This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting the U.S. at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way to high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t have a clue!

MissMarple2


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

The United States has VERY LOW INFLATION, a beautiful thing!

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/10/wisconsin-football-no-beer-sales-camp-randall/

No beer sales in the general admission area. Other schools are changing their rules, but Wisconsin is not.

jimmyk

Does anyone believe that the Netflix propaganda about the Central Park punks is unrelated to Gaylord being tied into the company?

Good point, CH, though I suspect the causality is the other direction, meaning Netflix is just a hive of leftist Obama worshipers who just want his name. He's too lazy to actually be responsible for any real product.

jimmyk

I scanned the NYT obit for Rodham and didn't see the word "Haiti."

MissMarple2

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/leftist-feminist-claims-bible-teaches-socialism-crenshaw-sets-record-straight/

Crenshaw has no hesitation to taking on leftists, which is one of the reasons I like him.

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/10/albany-imam-terrorist-deported-iraq/

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/beto-orourke-claims-he-voted-to-repeal-the-hyde-amendment-after-he-voted-to-reauthorize-it

Another liar.

Extraneus

Interesting 8:07, Jim. I've been to all of those Japanese semiconductor equipment vendors. Took a train up a snowy mountain to TEL's (Tokyo Electron's) HQ and had dinner with the CEO at a floor-level table with space for your legs underneath, where you cook your own food with long chopsticks in a simmering pot of water integrated into the table. (I forget what it's called.)

Narciso

Goldberg was a army reservist who shirked his duty In the territories for reasons, and whined to the times, a decade or so later he wrote some good pieces about Iraq and the Kurds, that's the unforgivable part.

henry

New Project Veritas video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko43yVdowMU&feature=youtu.be

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/06/11/iran-calls-on-e-u-to-join-its-fight-against-u-s-economic-terrorism/

I have no doubt that the Iranians would like the Europeans to bring this before the UB, where they would make it a condition of international law that not only can we not establish sanctions, but that we are required to buy from whoever wants to sell to us.

MissMarple2

I meant the UN, not the UB.

Captain Hate

Netflix is just a hive of leftist Obama worshipers who just want his name. He's too lazy to actually be responsible for any real product.

I agree with that. I picture Gaylord's role as being similar to Rupert Pupkin's fantasy in the King of Comedy where he's sitting around bullshitting with his deadbeat buds about who will replace him on his talk show when he goes on vacation.

Extraneus

8. Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) Restaurants

Japanese hot pot restaurants. Patrons cook a variety of fresh ingredients in a hot pot at their table.


(Click to open.)

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-pulls-plug-on-its-political-cartoons-after-anti-semitism-furor

There are plenty of cartoons which don't have anti-Semitism as a subject. I guess the Times editors either cannot spot anti-Semitism or they are in a snit about not being able to push it.

Narciso

The attack on heshmat alavi is in keeping with Iran's campaign.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/06/11/italian-pro-migrant-groups-facing-15000-job-losses-after-salvini-cuts/

As we have discussed, these leftist groups aren't so much about helping people as giving people cushy jobs.

Melinda

MM-

Now do "Peace Process".

henry

James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
10m

DEVELOPING: After exposure of Pinterest including LiveAction on a "porn blacklist," LiveAction's Pinterest account has been permanently BANNED. #LifeCensored Ask @Pinterest... why did they ban a pro life group, and why did they list LiveAction as pornographic?

https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1138427137420144640

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2m2 minutes ago

Maria, Dagan, Steve, Stuart V - When you are the big “piggy bank” that other countries have been ripping off for years (to a level that is not to be believed), Tariffs are a great negotiating tool, a great revenue producers and, most importantly, a powerful way to get......

(Probably more to come.)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Shabu-Shabu must be the Japanese name.
We just say "hot pot" in CA

MissMarple2

https://humanevents.com/2019/06/10/exiling-david-frenchs-conservatism/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FIs4mpOddHd

A writer in Human Events sticks up for Trump's brand of conservatism and demonstrates why the French brand is ineffective.

henry

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
2m

....If Mexico produces (which I think they will). Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed! China is similar, except they devalue currency and subsidize companies to lessen effect of 25% Tariff. So far, little effect to consumer. Companies will relocate to U.S.

henry

and the hidden (by Twitter) post in between:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
5m

...Companies to come to the U.S.A and to get companies that have left us for other lands to come back home. We stupidly lost 30% of our auto business to Mexico. If the Tariffs went on at the higher level, they would all come back, and pass. But very happy with the deal I made,...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Maybe it's got something to do w circadian rhythms...--

Am I the only person who thinks of bugs that come out every 17 years whenever I read "circadian rhythyms"?

MissMarple2

henry,

Thanks for grabbing those tweets.

I keep a tab with the President's Twitter page open, and it used to be that I would see a number (1, 2, 4, etc.) when he posted new tweets.

That doesn't regularly happen now, so if I don't check every few minutes I am likely to miss one. I ascribe this to Twitter shenanigans.

MissMarple2

https://www.wxyz.com/money/auto-news/detroiters-can-pre-register-for-jobs-at-new-fiat-chrysler-plant-beginning-june-10

Pay BEGINS at $17/hour.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Can the ACLU be counter sued for damages to life and property caused by illegales coming through the open gate?--

Probably not. The litigation privilege is nearly absolute. The only exceptions I know of are in the case of malicious prosecution which has specific and very high bars to cross and in very rare restraint of trade suits which have an even higher bar.

henry

Ig, how convenient.

GUS

SHABU SHABU must be Japanese. We just smoke POT in California.


:) Good morning Jim.

henry

Senator Ron Johnson @SenRonJohnson
8m

One thing that’s not being talked about enough with the border crisis is the #HumanTrafficking. It's out of control. When we were at the border just last week, we were told about a 3-year-old boy abandoned in a hot Texas field. 25-33% of these families are fraudulent.

https://twitter.com/SenRonJohnson/status/1138438070527827968

henry

get a Dem governor, see the return of corruption vehicles. This one was used to finance shady crap all across the US (not just WI). Hope AG Barr chases this money laundering trail:

Is an old Republican nemesis working behind the scenes to bring back a bill expanding the power of a controversial player in the conduit financing industry?

http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/06/capitol-sources-say-dem-power-player-chuck-chvala-may-be-stirring-the-public-finance-authority-pot/

henry

and....


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Momto2

In reading the link about Pinterest, I noticed that James O'Keefe (James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII) doesn't warrant a blue check on Twitter.

Should I be surprised? Apparently, they do not believe his work is of any public interest.

The blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic

Jack is Back (Again)!

Funny. No mention of illegal immigration but it will seriously affect Hispanics. Harvard study on the impact of the Citizenship question in the upcoming Census.

https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/s/gqrug/new-2020-census-question-could-lead-to-undercount-in-ny-analysis?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Momto2

Also, I meant to add, that I had NO idea Pinterest was in any way political. I have had an account for years. I have used it to collect decorating/renovation ideas, food/recipe sites, and even photos of lovely landscaping.

Is there anywhere on the internet that isn't a hive of liberal bias?

Jack is Back (Again)!

A little mid-morning levity:

Two guys, one old, one young, are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart when they collide . The old guy says to the young guy,
"Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going."

The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too... can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."

The old guy says, "Well, maybe I can help you find her... what does she look like?"

The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, is buxom... wearing no bra, long legs, and is wearing short shorts. What does your wife look like?'

To which the old guy says, "Doesn't matter, --- let's look for yours."

Momto2

Pretty funny - a compilation of ideas to thwart Trump campaign sign thefts.

https://twitter.com/MAGA_TD_Corky/status/1138201904046071808

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Good morning, GUS!
I frequently wonder what you and kk chat about LOL.
Various herbs and spices?

I recently (few months ago) chatted with a Chinese friend who told me of a couple guys he knew that bought land in WI ... to grow ginseng.

Who knew this was a thing?
http://www.ginsengboard.com/
Grown With Love
Wisconsin Ginseng is the gold standard for high quality American ginseng. American Ginseng has been cultivated in Wisconsin, U.S., for more than 100 years, dating back to the 1800’s. Today, Wisconsin Ginseng farmers account for 95 percent of the total cultivated American ginseng production of the United States.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Carp!
Willowed ... oh well, a few will read to the end LOL

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