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July 17, 2019



Bracing... yes I need to brace the storage shelves to hold all the popcorn and beer I need stowed in anticipation.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Wow. Is this the best that NBC can do to associate Trump with Epstein?

Tape shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at 1992 party


fdcol63 🇺🇸

Ummm .... yes, that's the plan. That's exactly why Cenk Uygur and the Justice Democrats created AOC and the rest.

The ‘Squad’ aims to guillotine the Democratic old guard


The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Dave (in MA)
The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Manchurian Ditz

I am home! Much advice given on furniture and picture placement.

In return, I learned that my Humana account gives me FREE stuff. (My sister also has a Humana account.) I have never logged on because my prescriptions are called in through my doctor, so I never bothered to check. You can learn something all of the time!


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 2h2 hours ago

After a ten year search, the so-called “mastermind” of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!

Tom R

Teddy Roosevelt was a "Progressive", but even he would be considered a racist today

The Progressive movement that Roosevelt was part of had formally died out by the 1950s when the McCarthy era and "Red Scare" were going on. The Communists of the late 1940s/1950s started referring to themselves as "Progressives" to disguise their true nature. Over the decades they deceived people into thinking they were just a continuation of Roosevelt's original Progressive movement when in reality the official platforms of the two Progressive movements shared nothing in common except the name. It's Wikipedia but it covers the basics:


This is one reason I hate it when people refer to Progressives as "liberals". Traditional liberalism as espoused by our Founding Fathers has nothing to do with Leftism/Marxism/Communism/Socialism/Progressivism or whatever they want to call themselves. IMO the foundations of liberalism are a core part of the country so legit "liberals" can be just as patriotic as MAGA conservatives.

IMO making a distinction between legit liberals and Leftists is something that all MAGA supporters need to be doing if we want to win the ongoing culture war. To defeat the domestic enemy of the US we have to expose their true nature for everyone to see. Recruiting legit liberals into the MAGA movement is mandatory for its ultimate success and IMO something Trump is succeeding with so far.


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 2h2 hours ago

New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 Election, has just announced that “Trump” numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50%. Thank you to the vicious young Socialist Congresswomen. America will never buy your act! #MAGA2020



FBI and Italian State Police make coordinated arrests in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Palermo, Sicily. Gambino family amongst them.


OMG! OMG!!! You have to watch this ALL the way to the end. Video at the link!

Enraged democrats will have heads exploding everywhere! He is a genius!!!

GOD BLESS THE USA🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/w6FenobnlR

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019

Be SURE you watch until the graphics come on at the end!!


Carried over, as I am always last to know there is a new thread:)


The story about the black indentured servant sounds like a common theme in my paternal line.

They ended up in Tennessee as tobacco plantation owners after initially coming to Jamestown, some as indentured servants.

Unlike the Angolan, they didn't own slave, but had huge families instead. For example, my grandfather was oldest of 20, my grandmother oldest of 11.

Same with the generations from late 1700s and the 1800s except the survival rate was much lower.

Even though my grandparents moved North after my father was born, my dad and his younger brother spent most every summer as kids working on the farm, with lots of cousins, aunts and uncles.

The joke in Claiborne county is that every other mailbox has our last name on it.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Watch it again MM. Some of the still photos are of places that will cause agita for sure. I spotted the main train station at WDW for one. LOL

If they complain that the pics are used in the vid, the corporations come off as anti-American. "You object to being used in a WH video promoting America" It wasn't put out by the campaign committee..



A tweet is not gonna cut it as "high crimes and misdemeanors".

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words..."

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

At the BBC:

The world's largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources "digital first".

Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently.

The British firm hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are updated continually.



Updated continually...like Wikipedia? I will hang onto my print texts, those that I have left.

I don't like shifting sands.


How many stations do you think have decided to carry the rally just to show people how evil the Orange Man is? That video is sure going to enrage a bunch more!

I am telling you guys, this is the best presidency ever!



if the digital resource is experiential instead of textual, it is a misnomer to refer to it as a textbook at all. Parents don't necessarily recognize the difference especially if the experiential, virtual reality, learning resource, still misleadingly bills itself as an e-textbook.

It reminds me of something michael horn said at a gppf function that he probably would not have if he had appreciated quite how well I was listening to what he was actually saying.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

yep. I figured you would have a comment on it. Wave of the 'future'. Spit.


The ebooks are typically just online versions of the print.

Students won't like it. They hate the cost of textbooks but most don't like to use ebooks instead.


Not only is SDNY done with DJT Campaign Finance investigation, it’s been ordered to release Cohen’s files::


fdcol63 🇺🇸

The problem with e-textbooks is you can't buy used copies with the professors' test sections already highlighted! LOL


Porch-notice the reference is to "online learning resource". These are not just ebook versions of text and that is certainly not the long term plan as mr horn and others have confirmed.

When red was in college she noticed students complaining about the true e-textbooks and why they had so much more difficulty learning content from them vs actually printed books. I had explained the difference to her for anyone trying to react to words as a whole vs reading phonetically. She would then explain it to them with the comment "I have a very nerdy mom."

All learning is trying to go experiential because it has a different effect on the brain and it makes it more malleable.

Better fpr creating the desired 21st century comrade. Boy, I wish I was simply inferring that.


rse, they call everything a "learning resource" these days. It really just depends on the publisher.


From Matt Couch on Twitter:

Democratic House Senior Whip Stacey Plasket: “Please stop focusing on four individuals out of the entire body”


I am trying to remember if any private citizens made their own political ads and posted them on Twitter back in 2012. I don't thin so. Video of this is at the link:

God bless you, @JonVoight

I feel how weak and fruitless would be any words of mine which should attempt to alter your powerful message.

Still, I was moved to add a melody, and supply a few visuals.

I hope you don't mind.#MAGA@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/JuIG2P49un

— SOMETHiNG WiCKËD (@som3thingwicked) July 10, 2019

Place your August popcorn orders now:


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrived at a federal court in San Jose, CA today for a pre-trial hearing ahead of her August trial for charges of engaging in a multi-million dollar scheme. cnb.cx/2PxAAZE


They declare they want to move away from text and have completely redefined what the word 'Literacy' actually means.

Calling these e-textbooks keeps the pretend facade that this is simply another way of delivering academic content when it is not at all.

Look at the federally-funded Learning Registry. It exists so that educators can access experiences that have worked to create the desired changes in other students with comparable characteristics.

Horn of the clayton chrsitenson institute actually said he didn't want anyone thinking that online resources were simply a matter of the form of the text. Also remember that virtual reality can be made to work however the software designer wishes to produce the desired effects. SRI proved back in the 80s that the human body reacts just as strongly to virtual experiences. It was a key point Willis Harman made in his book Global Mind Change.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

"SRI proved back in the 80s that the human body reacts just as strongly to virtual experiences."

Hence the increased use of virtual simulators for training by the military, airlines, law enforcement, et al.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/16/yosemite-national-park-historic-landmark-names-ahwahnee gets its name back.

I like to stay at the old historical hotels when we travel and I couldn't understand why the hotel was now being called The Majestic.

When we stayed with the kids at El Tovar at the grand canyon, we discovered that in the late afternoon, after anyone not staying in the park has left all the animals come out and deer were all over. The kids loved it.


Next leg of Puerto Rican fun has started, and this party's in NY:



Oh no! ICE seen near the Chavez Center!!!!


Tom R

One of my favorite commercials of all time.


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Maude Squad is a problem for the Dem's in exactly the opposite way it seems.
The Dem's biggest problem is their mainstream is now far, far left. These four cretinish bimbos make the mainstream nutters think they're normal.
Vanquishing the Squat and thinking loonies like Warren and Harris have appeal to the mainstream is a bigger problem than keeping the half pint harpies squawking on the sidelines, although neither is optimal.
A conundrum or dilemma.

Sammy Small

Tape shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at 1992 party

At least it wasn't "binders of women!"


Friedman says that any "sane, reasonable" Dem should be able to easily beat Trump. As if the Dems won't already have their hands full ousting a President who has brought good times, now they have to go out and find someone sane. Just seems too much to ask.

Changing gears, you'd think from the polls that Biden has a good shot at the nomination, but you wouldn't think that from surveying the British bookies where much of the world's political bets are placed. As of right now, and roughly as I peruse them, Trump is even money to be the next president - a dollar gets you two. Next, and all alone, is Kamala Harris at around 5 to 1. Next are the pair of Warren and Biden, who are each roughly 8 to 1. From there it's Buttigieg and Sanders, roughly 20 to 1. Corey Booker around 70 to 1, Beto 100 to 1.

I've always thought the fact that Harris checks off two woke boxes, while the best any of the others can manage is one (Booker would have two if he admitted he was gay) should be worth some kind of advantage.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Someone should ask Kamala if she'd like to be the first woman POTUS.

Then slam her for being such a binary, cisgendered, traditionalist bigot.

Tom R

Allowing Medicaid to pay for oxycodone and hydrocodone is the biggest contributors for this.



I wonder if the Progressive powers that be that wrote Obamacare intended for this to happen?


Good afternoon! henry,hubby just finished the book "Bad Blood" and I just started reading it,Holmes is scary crazy. We also watched the documentary. She's nuts.


fdcol, that is great, lol.



Tom R

Friedman says that any "sane, reasonable" Dem should be able to easily beat Trump.

Hopefully the sane and reasonable Democrats are having the same epiphany Reagan and Trump had for the same exact reasons and abandoning the party to join the MAGA train.


Marlene, Holmes is just a bioscience version of Zuck. All Silicon Valley packaging, no substance.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

I think TEA Party and Patriot groups should start carrying Nike Swoosh logo flags.

After awhile, the Nike logo will be "associated" with "extreme white nationalist" groups.

What will Kaepernick do then? LOL


Tom R-

Excellent post on Oxy, but not for the reason you think.

The ZH post is spun off of a WaPo story, incorporating a questionable study, ordered by a Clinton appointed Fed Judge.

Any chances there might be some coincidental agenda overlap here?

Please pass the salt.


I still think Zuckerberg has little idea of how his platform works, because he stole the idea from those brothers.


Tom R, if those Dems don't leave under their own volition, AOC may perfect her mind control laser and kill them all.


Allowing Medicaid to pay for oxycodone and hydrocodone is the biggest contributors for this.

If true, this is a significant difference between Medicaid and Medicare.

My hydrocodone prescriptions for 3 weeks after my surgery was ~ $35/week.

Neither Medicare part A, B, D or my Medicare supplement paid a cent of the cost.

BTW, it was worth every penny at the time.



RSBN feed is up and running. They have opened the doors early because of the excessive heat. People have been dropping like flies.


Holmes is just a bioscience version of Zuck. All Silicon Valley packaging, no substance.

She just made the mistake of plying her fraud in science, where it could be objectively invalidated. Zuck can probably get away with rearranging his deck chairs for a few more years.


rse, I deal with ebooks all day long. We have thousands. I've never seen one that wasn't simply a reproduction of the print text with maybe some hot links to appendices, etc.

Not saying that what you're describing isn't happening, but again, it depends on the publisher.

Anyway, the print books are already packed full of leftist content so we already lost that war.

The bigger problem with electronic delivery is retention of information. Then again do I want students to retain commie information? Hmmm...

Tom R

Any chances there might be some coincidental agenda overlap here?


Need clarification for what you are hinting at.

Here is the WAPO article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/76-billion-opioid-pills-newly-released-federal-data-unmasks-the-epidemic/2019/07/16/5f29fd62-a73e-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html?_view=prod&utm_term=.c952eb47c7a7

Those 10 companies along with about a dozen others are now being sued in federal court in Cleveland by nearly 2,000 cities, towns and counties alleging that they conspired to flood the nation with opioids.

Are you insinuating Big Pharma was conspiring with the Progressives to add opioid coverage to Obamacare? Get low income voters addicted to opioids so they keep voting for Democrats in order to protect Obamacare? If so no argument from me.


MacIver Institute @MacIverWisc

Union Bosses Are Going Ballistic Over Trump’s Court Victory Curbing Government Union Power




Are you tired of winning yet? LOL!


Video of Trump and Epstein talking about women!!!

No such video of Obama exists.


I am posting this tweet because of the picture attached, which was mentioned on a podcast I listened to today. It's a pretty great picture.

All @potus did was tell the truth. Stop taking a crap on the county that gives you more opportunities for success than anywhere else in the world!!! He didn’t mention names or races and even told “them” to come back. And those woman fell for it. Leftists extremists exposed! #win pic.twitter.com/FkhM6fTTb2

— Readyletsgo27 {⭐️} 🇺🇸🇨🇦👁 (@trevor_aselton) July 17, 2019


Tom Bowler

Just an observation: There are no moderate Democrats in Washington. There are extreme far left Democrats in Washington, and there are other extreme far left Democrats, who pretend they are not extreme far left Democrats, in Washington. The moderate Democrat has been hunted to extinction in Washington -- if there ever were any to begin with.


See you tonight, North Carolina! #MAGA2020 pic.twitter.com/rqOwEkTtqQ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019

Video at link!


NEWS: Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990.

Down 5% last year.

Leadership matters. ⁦
.⁦@POTUS⁩ & @FLOTUS have made combatting #opioids #fentanyl & drugs a top issue & helped raised awareness, action & funding.

— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 17, 2019

Link goes to a New York Times article.

Manuel Transmission

Per the morning conversation on operating environments, when we started our little shop in 85, I spent about half of our startup cash on a Motorola box that ran UNIX with a couple used Sun terminals. By the late 90s that had evolved to a FreeBSD on generic 386 towers where my (still) best code guy finally relented and migrated to what Henry refers to as LAMPS. So we were doing all that without me knowing that was a thing. :)

We had one commercial product that was an OS2/DB2 database again running on a generic 386 tower. It saved the railroads many millions, but it violated every IT sense of invading their territory so they usually ended up in a closet somewhere where they couldn’t find it. Many ran quietly for decades without ever going off line, or needing a tweak.


I believe what is referred to as a moderate Democrat is what we call the GOPe.

I’ll venture a guess that the reduction in opioid overdose deaths has more to do with just about every first responder in the country having narcan than a reduction in abuse or any other “war on drugs” effort.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

We had one commercial product that was an OS2/DB2 database again running on a generic 386 tower.

MT, reminds me of when I used to support a local bank that did its own check imaging, and they in turn contracted with several other local and regional banks to do their imaging.

The check imager was this huge monstrosity with about 8 different ADFs and platens (I can't remember who made the thing), but it all ran on a small, generic 386 running OS2/DB2.

fdcol63 🇺🇸


Gentlejim, that was my exact thought, too, when I heard this.


BREAKING: The Pentagon has approved a Department of Homeland Security request to send 2,100 additional active duty and National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border - The Hill

Tom Bowler

Right, Gentlejim. The GOPe is as close as we'll get to what we once thought of as "moderate Democrats."



You can run the LAMP stack on FreeBSD, though of course the initial "L" no longer applies. FWIW, I've run FreeBSD for the better part of 20 years, and do use [F]AMP.



This morning I posted an article about the FBI and Italian State Police arresting Mafia people in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Palermo, Sicily. Some of them were Gambinos.

Now I see this old story posted on Twitter from 2015 showing that Hillary indeed had connections to the Gambinos! How about that!


Here's a thread with the link to that article I posted this morning. Also, a couple of posters remind us that there was a black-out on Staten Island.



on Staten Island.

Correct! (We homies hate when people say "in.")


DrJ, we can run our LAMP stuff on IBM’s i using that OS and version of DB2. Simpler to run on an old doorstop PC with Ubuntu. Lots of flexibility in that stack.

Tom Maguire
Someone should ask Kamala if she'd like to be the first woman POTUS.

Then slam her for being such a binary, cisgendered, traditionalist bigot.

LOL, fdcol.


Manhattan is also an island, but nobody says there's was a black-out "on" Manhattan. I know not why.


NY Times, WaPo blast space program that landed us on moon as 'mostly white and male,' guilty of 'gender bias' — and readers hit back

The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. If we do not acknowledge the gender bias of the early space program, it becomes difficult to move past it. https://t.co/Mt7rVLgAaf

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 17, 2019



Here's from one of the replies, which was censored with a "this may be objectionable content" or something.

(Click to open.)


Only one positive reply to that NYT tweet, and it was humorously flamed.


From a HuffPost reporter:

I have arrived at the Trump rally in #Greenville, NC and the first thing I see is a MAGA teen band playing a song called “CNN sucks” pic.twitter.com/EHBeRhuWig

— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) July 17, 2019

Video at link. HAHAHAHA!


Porch-my point is that the purpose of the so-called e-textbook in K-12 is actually not to be an e-book. That is what parents are led to believe so they fail to recognize the kind of shift james and I were discussing this morning on the previous thread.

A textbook makes content transmission instead of developmental change the focus in the classroom and that's NOT where any of these reforms are going. Textbooks are still purchased, but not used or they exist as an online resource but they do not function as text. They create a simulation that students will believe and the creators of the simulations actually brag at forums like iSTE about all the cause and effect relationships students can be led to believe so that they feel there is a need for fundamental change.

A parent who thinks an "e-textbook" is simply an electronic text will not perceive the shift. But teachers complain about textbooks as much as they do lectures.

I don't want any parent broadsided by the nature of this shift, especially since the ultimate bullseye is neurological change for political purposes using theories straight out of the soviet union. I wish I was exaggerating about that.


I'm starving. What are you guys having for dinner?



Not on keto, so I am not saying.

Manuel Transmission

Heh. My non-Mac platform these days is a raspberry Pi, to load code on our little K64. That little POS prolly has 1K times the power of the Apollo computers.


Liver & onions. I'm not on keto either, so I'm having half a knish, too. (Only 18 carbs!)


Greenville, North Carolina is ready to rally for President @realDonaldTrump‼️

Lines around the corner and far beyond! pic.twitter.com/VKFkr9FdGV

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) July 17, 2019

Video at link.


steak and caesar salad.


Ext, I posted a joke yesterday saying that all the people how EVER walked on the MOON were Christian Males. Then the COMPOST actually writes the story.
It's like the ONION.

Yeah you stupid motherfuckers all men, only men, all white and Christian. But there is good news, all the wymyn who walked on the moon were paid EXACTLY the same as the Muzzlims who walked on the moon.


Btw, here's a link if anyone's interested. They're good. :-)



The President comments on his way to Marine One. Video (28 seconds) at the link.


President @realDonaldTrump on his way to the Greenville Rally#TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/khmzLneWiO

— 🇺🇸 Miguelifornia (@michaelbeatty3) July 17, 2019

New Vanity Fair, Epstein used the Slick Library bedroom in Littke Rock. (At least that was teased on the tweet).


Tom R

Looks like we have a new hashtag for gaslighting: #fearporn



Jane, for dinner I’m making as mess as usual. Sautéing chicken in olive oil with garlic, ginger, and thyme. Then adding spinach, chopped celery, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and turnip. To simmer a bit.

One of these days I’ll learn to read recipes.


Dr Drew gets Redpilled on LA Homeless


6 million rats in LA but you can’t ask about their citizenship. If 2% of the rats carry the plague it will enter the human population.



Tom R

New Trump video. Watch until the end.



One of these days I’ll learn to read recipes.

My grandmother was a fabulous cook who didn't use recipes.

I think her 3rd grade education had something to do with that:)


No reason to read recipes Henry, Never worry about that,

I had cucumbers and some sausage type meat that is much better than sausage. I have no idea what it's called.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Someone should tell the NYT that the Union Army that fought, died and ended slavery was primarily a “Republican, white male” endeavor, too.

Tom R

House voted down the Trump impeachment resolution 332-95. I guess Pelosi convinced enough Democrats it would be political suicide if they actually went thru with impeachment.


Fight the tyranny of the recipe! 😎


Jane, sounds like a Brat.

Also having a Moon Man (New Glarus) in honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary.


Lyle, “tyranny of the recipe”

That’s what I told the lab TAs in organic chem lab.

Every meal is experimental chemistry in action.


What time is the rally?

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