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August 16, 2019

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Jane

First! How cool! Now I have to think of something smart to say...

henry

Right. That’s real smart of them.

Jane

Is Warren still that beloved in MA? I went to her nomination convention back in the day (as a reporter) and every single democrat there was dressed like it was the '60's.

henry

As for “dying in their sleep” — isn’t that how Dems get moar voters! The cemetery always votes D by wide margins.

Alex

Talking about Daddy and the last hookup. I took the subway for that strand hookup the day before he died and of course got there 2:40 rather than 2:30 and did not copy the phone number that Daddy posted in JOM .Never met and went you must be sh****ing me when Jane posted that he died.

Alex

Reposting from last thread Did FBI contact google for the gmail account and from which ip addresses they were accessed and if the attached e-mails could be retrieved.

Who has been organizing the Hong Kong protests with the sophistication to direct lasers at facial recognition cameras and how are they communicating past the Chinese censors. Too much sophistication for it to being organic. Blow back is a bitch and maybe 4d is required to see where the moles are.

Dave (in MA)

I don't know if he originated it, but I remember it as follows, from the .sig file of an old Usenet poster:

I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
-- Jim Harkins

Dave (in MA)

Jane,
Ugh.

And that's not an Injun joke.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 3m3 minutes ago


Senator Jim Risch of the Great State of Idaho has been an incredible supporter of our Agenda! He is tough on Crime, Strong on Borders, and will continue to fight for our Second Amendment. Jim will never let you down. He has my Full and Complete Endorsement!

MissMarple3

RECOGNIZE HIM? The NYPD wants to talk to this man about the rice cookers found in the subway system this morning that caused delays and disruptions. If you know or see him, they want you to contact police. https://t.co/9ouI0T7hbS pic.twitter.com/M3l9bmZWb9

— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) August 16, 2019

Pictures at the link. Doesn't look like a homeless guy to me. Looks like a sjw/soy boy.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Willowed:

Is it just me or does the pressure cooker guy look like an illegitimate son of Weiner perv?

caro

Back from my honeymoon having played golf at seven N Ireland and Scotland courses. And toured an old distillery in Campbeltown.

Kingsbarns was my favorite. It was all wonderful.

caro

Lol, Steph. Yup.

Buckeye

Beto can kiss running again for Senate in Texas goodbye.

In fact, this is his last swan dive. Too bad the pool is empty.

Comanche Voter

Beto is going to force buyback of all long guns. So when somebody comes into my house to kill me I won't have that shotgun that Slow Joe recommends I shoot out the window.

Beto was "re-setting" his campaign. Unfortunately he didn't take his 1/3 horsepower brain into the shop for a rework and reset before he opened his mouth. Bye bye Beto. Don't let the screen door slap ya on the behind as you leave the race.

Buckeye

Is it just me or does the pressure cooker guy look like an illegitimate son of Weiner perv?

Also looks like he knows he is going to get an ass kicking, just not sure when.

peter

I have a theory that Beto is being included in the race to offer comedic relief and to make Kamala look smart in comparison. He's a younger version of lurch with more spastic gesticulations. My son the BC student, liked Beto, until I told him the stroonz as avocado anecdote.
By the way, I have been locked out of twitter for a week. The guy who told me to go eff myself with a hammer is still tweeting away, however.

Jane

Dave,


Does anyone there still like her?

Jane

Alex,

you should have said something here. I could have found him in 5 minutes!

Captain Hate

Blotto is a complete joke. The Bushes must really hate Cruz. Backstabbing, the GOPe tradition.

Jane

welcome home Caro!

caro

Frau.
 photo A0BA5905-D6E0-4C09-9B62-46744AF570EE_zpsz6e79ond.jpeg

Jack is Back!

Caro,

Since you were in Campbelltown, Isle of Kintyre, did you play Machrihanish?

To me, the most under-rated links course in the world. The toughest opeing tee shot in golf.

When you played No. 9, the short par 4, did you notice the airport runway to your left? That is Campbelltown Airport now but back in the day it was a joint USAF and Royal Air Force Air base. That is where we flew the SR-71 Blackbird for a time.

Porchlight

Welcome home caro!

Thank you for the photo of dear Frau. I made plum cake in her honor yesterday - I FINALLY found Italian plums in the store after years of trying and failing. They are really good this year. Frau and I shared several recipes together, so next I will try her German Pflaumenkuchen.

The Infamous Ignatz

Willard;
MT = --I’m focused on the lack of guilt that most seem to hold. Suicide always seems to point to a hidden conscience that acknowledges fault. I really have a hard time believing that Epstein had that ‘flaw’.--

Psychos, socios, etc would never kill themselves over remorse or guilt.
Suicide is often connected to hopelessness or unremitting pain of some sort or both. Disordered people usually feel empty and are incredibly sensitive to even the slightest pain or slight the world inflicts, so I could see one offing himself after his facade comes crashing down, maybe in a final "F you!" gesture to the world that wounded and failed him so badly.

clarice

Alex, on FB michael Yon has been describing how the protesters organize and work. No one does it better.
MT, a guilty conscience is not the only reason people commit suicide.

clarice

I see Iggy beat me to it, MT.
Porch, I miss Frau, too and we also exchanged recipes.

Buckeye

ALERTS TO THREATS IN EUROPE: BY JOHN CLEESE

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross."

The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.

Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

A final thought - " Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC".

GUS

Caro, did you get to the Isle of Iona??

MissMarple3

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/trump-backs-bid-against-new-york-city-gun-rules-at-supreme-court/

Trump backs 2nd Amendment activists who are challenging New York gun transportation laws in front of the Supreme Court.

Jane

Great Pix of Frau Caro!

Jane

It's been raining her for 4,378 hours, with another 5,210 on the way. I've had it! Don't come visit!

caro

Jack, our tour had a choice of six or ten courses. We did the six but the ten did include Machrihanish. Sorry we missed it but ten would have been too many for me. We played Gullune (sp?) 3 with friends prior to the tour start at St. Andrews.
Gus, no on Iona. I would love to return to Scotland.

hrtshpdbox

Funny, Buckeye, but not Cleese (and the "final thought" at the end wasn't even part of it when it came out 2013 masquerading as Cleese).

cathyf

A little ducking around found me this GatewayPundit link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/exclusive-grassley-letter-shows-hillarys-emails-were-copied-to-a-gmail-account-by-platte-river-employee-paul-combetta-whom-fbi-gave-immunity-where-are-these-emails-today/

They did a little sleuthing, and the story about Hilary's email going to a Chinese company is wrong. It was a dummy gmail account and the innocuous-sounding name they picked is similar to the generic-western name that this apparently legit Chinese company picked, but their email is totally different.

However per a further review, the email was not a Chinese email address, it only looked like one. The email address inserted in all of Hillary’s emails was “carterheayindustries@Gmail.com”. But we uncovered that the “Shandong Carter Heavy Industry Machinery CO., Ltd” uses the “carter.cn” domain email address like in “ct002@carter.cn”. (cn is for accounts in China).


But the gmail account “carterheayindustries@Gmail.com” is not a China email address. It is as gmail email address. The email address only looks like a China company’s email address but it is not. We know this is not a China email address because gmail was unavailable in Shandong province in China. This tactic of duplicating the name of an individual or company address and creating a similar address in gmail is a common method for hackers to obtain proprietary information.

Anybody who is saying that we've found a smoking gun of exactly what happened to the emails is falling into the trap of looking like a wingnut conspiracy theorist. The whole point of the Hilary email crime is that the way she handled tens of thousands of emails anybody could have read them, and Lord only knows who read them. A classic prog diversionary tactic is to focus on dumb conservative claims that this or that person/organization had the emails, and suck us into an argument where we have to prove that -- and of course we can't, but we still end up losing that argument and looking dumb. (Another variation of this tactic is to put up the straw man that we are saying that ALL of the emails had classified info in them, and so a single yoga or ChelseaWedding or AmazonGoldBox email in the mix "discredits" us.)

Jack is Back!

Gullane, Caro, one of the greatest links courses I have played. I think this year they played the Scottish Open on Course No. 1. Gullane is like a lot of the upscale private clubs that has a "Visitor's" clubhouse to keep the Yank riff-raff from socializing with the members at their clubhouse:)

Narciso

Wonderful pic, caro.

Narciso

I think his original surname was cheese

Captain Hate

If Joe Hoft figured out how not to look like a delusional loon, it must be universally known by all except the NTs.

anonamom


Sounds like O'Hare.

Never, ever, fly through O'Hare if you have another option.
And going through Minneapolis in the winter is WAY more likely to get you where you are heading than O'Hare, or Dallas/FW.
(Snow at zero is far easier to deal with than snow at 32, or ice at 33)

Trust me, I'm a doctor. ;-)

Porchlight

Never, ever, fly through O'Hare if you have another option.

Agreed - or Midway. I lived in MN for 20 years and I hardly ever had a problem unless I was flying through Chicago (or occasionally Detroit).

Porchlight

So why were the Hillary emails copied to the gmail account?

Alex

Jane donot have facebook or twitter accounts and no smartphone intentionally. Narcisco, the Junkerman woman in the swamp article is a smarter prettier version of Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos fame. Gee wiz General Mattis was aboard of director since Theranos had a contract with Theranos. Yes lets drain the swamp.

Old Lurker

Porch "So why were the Hillary emails copied to the gmail account?"

Because they couldn't make it to China in one hop?

Rocco

Hi Caro

Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmate cleared of wrongdoing in incident that preceded his death

Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmate was cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident that left Epstein semiconscious in his cell three weeks before his death, according to the cellmate's lawyer and a source familiar with the matter.

They claim they have an email from the institution clearing the cop.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/jeffrey-epstein-s-former-cellmate-cleared-wrongdoing-incident-preceded-his-n1043341

cathyf

Porch, the Gateway Pundit article has some speculation about what Paul Combetta might have been trying to do with the gmail account:

Paul Combetta worked for Platte River Networks (PRN) that was the firm that administered Hillary’s third email server. The bogus email was an amateur operation at best and likely useful for the PRN if they wanted to protect themselves against being framed by Hillary and an insurance policy in case something went wrong. It also may have been set up to steal information that could be used in a juicy best seller in the future as well.

It definitely falls under the category of something needing further investigation, as the core feature of Hilary's email crimes is "anybody could have" but we still don't know who did.

D

Caro:
So wonderful to hear from you and about your honeymoon adventures!
It took me forever to get in here today.
Why do I have to create new yahoo accounts?
I wish we could go back to the old method.
Then we could here from Janet also.
What a great picture of Frau!
JIB:
Is Frederick back at school yet?
Jane:
Sorry about the rain.
Will be coming down by you in February and hope to connect this time.
Continuing to have a wonderful summer.
CH:
Going to be at Merwyn’s Wharf in the Flats next Friday at 1.00pm for lunch with the girls. Have you been there?

Marlene

Alex,both hubby and I recently read "Out for Blood" about Elizabeth Holmes. I think she's on my worst person ever list,bumping Hillary to #2.

D

Here should be hear.

D

Marlene:
What was the matter with Holmes?
Have you heard from your daughter?

Marlene

D,Holmes was involved in a fraud involving a medical device that was a total sham. She considering herself a female Steve Jobs and was able to con some important people to be on her board. Her trial is next summer.
The daughter is continuing her trip and has sent us some great pictures.

Marlene

*considers herself*

MissMarple3

cathyf,

Boy, do I agree with you. That is why I don't believe that picture of Maxwell at the burger joint. They know people who are really good at doctoring photos, and about the time everyone is chasing her location out there there will be passport records and flight manifests and such placing her in Europe or something.

The Clintons always did stuff like that. I go all the way back to when they fired the travel office people and had a story about how those people were doing illegal stuff (which they weren't) but when people started complaining, they dragged out the false accusations and muddied the waters.

MissMarple3

More from inside the Zogby poll that puts the President’s approval rating at 51 percent.

He continues to grow strength with independent voters, blacks and Latinos.@realDonaldTrump’s policies are helping ALL Americans!https://t.co/mkVEaVZTYe

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) August 16, 2019

Link goes to chart and article.

Dave (in MA)
Is it just me or does the pressure cooker guy look like an illegitimate son of Weiner perv?
That's not all they have in common:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7364007/NYC-subway-station-evacuated-suspicious-packages-found.html

MissMarple3

Dave,

Ewwww!

Rocco

AP reporting suicide

Jack is Back!

Maryrose,

Not yet. We go to Southampton on the 26th to pack up for his dorm, then drive up on the 30th. Football team comes in a week or more early for practices. School starts around the tenth. He is fifth- form and takes his ACT & SAT this year. Prayers requested😎

Rocco

Oops

https://twitter.com/ap

Dave (in MA)

Jane, we have Florida Man-type behavior in Sturbridge: https://apnews.com/b7681973b534457ea03208b0a2d2d41a?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP_Oddities

rse

So they are changing the nature of the bar exam in order to better reflect who is now going to law school.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to participate in the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Testing Task Force 2019 practice analysis survey—an essential component of the task force’s three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with a changing legal profession.

The survey is open to attorneys nationwide and is focused on collecting information about the current job activities of newly licensed lawyers. The results, which will be published at the beginning of next year, will not only be used by NCBE to develop the next generation of the bar exam but will be informative to the profession as a whole.

hrtshpdbox

So little do I follow pro basketball today that, when I saw that the Nets had changed hands with the highest sale price ever for a U.S. sports team, I discovered that they're not even the New Jersey Nets anymore, but the Brooklyn Nets. Highest price ever, never heard of them!

Dave (in MA)

Rocco, I like the comment underneath.
https://twitter.com/AP/status/1162458697064439813

henry

Mooch wants to be a cabin boy on the SS Cuck?

@CNBC

Anthony Scaramucci talks to Bill Kristol about trying to force Trump off the GOP ticket in 2020

hrtshpdbox

current job activities of newly licensed lawyers.

Sounds like the new bar exam will feature questions on carrying partners' briefcases, getting partners coffee and danish, doing research for partners until 3 am.

Captain Hate

No, maryrose, I haven't been there.

Box, the Nets should be good next season.

D

Rocco:
I knew you would be right about this
Clarice accurately predicted the result.

Rocco

He wrapped that sheet around his neck and tightened the knot to his neck. He carefully measured the length of sheet from the tag end where he tied it to the bedframe to a position halfway to the floor from a kneeling position. He violently thrust his body forward, breaking those bones and tightening that knot until he suffocated.

That's my guess!

Rocco

Dave, I didn't even notice that, we gotta get out of this hell hole!

D

JIB
Did Frederick take the PSAT and do you mind mentioning his scores.
It is considered a predictor of what SAT scores can be.
Of course prayers will be offered and advice to eat breakfast and be sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before.

Porchlight

All before anyone saw him on the camera or checked on him. Amazing!

D

Rocco:
O my God, that sounds awful!
Again you describe it so vividly I can see it.

Jack is Back!

Can someone explain to me how Scaramucci became a #NeverTrumper?

I must have not been watching his evolution from fan boy to his current status.

Porchlight

Smart dude:

clarice

Medical examiner will now be targeted as part of a giant plot. The fevered conspiracists are no different than those who believed the Russian conspiracy or Pizzagate against all reliable evidence and common sense.

Rocco

The cameras don't see inside the cells. Unless they're on suicide watch, that's an invasion of their privacy. The camera's do see down the halls, corridors or tiers that house the cells so you'd only be able to see who entered of left the cells. with the guards shirking their duty, he had plenty of time to do it.

MissMarple3

Jack,

As I understand it, he has a huge exposure in China, and therefore is upset with Trump about the China trade war.

This may also be why he was let go so quickly from the White House. (My supposition only.)

D

Still no news about Comey, Hillary or emails or any declassification information.

D

Epstein could have jumped from top bunk and then had the knotted sheets tighten around his neck.
Doctor on Fox with Charles Payne says it could happen that way.

Porchlight

with the guards shirking their duty, he had plenty of time to do it.

And they just happened to be shirking their duty with the most high-profile prisoner in the country down the hall. A prisoner who got beat up in his cell three weeks before.

Guess I'm a fevered conspiracist, then.

henry

Epstein’s dead. The conspiracy theory is a laser pointed away from the Grassley letter reveal of Comey / FBI / State Department lawbreaking in the Hillary email server matter.

The press is happy to chase that laser for obvious reasons.

Jack is Back!

Maryrose,

He took a practice type PSAT last year and scored a 1270 even without his TI-84 graphing calculator:) We call him forgettful Fred.

He'll be okay as long as he ditches his iPhone.

Threadkiller

Clarice, are you suggesting that any questions about JE's death should be dropped?

The non-conspiracy evidence that you are running with suggests that not only did he kill himself, but people in his circumstances are likely to kill themselves.

Are the conspiracy agitators allowed to speculate over the handling of a prisoner who was likely predisposed to suicide?

D

TK:
Right now I am more interested in the Grassley/document drop which targets Hillary and the State Dept and her emails and the role that Baker, Comey and friends played in whitewashing her and aiming at Trump.
Epstein news is a week old.

henry

Air travelers faced delays at airports around the country on Friday after a computer problem prevented U.S. immigration officials from processing arriving passengers during a busy summer travel day.

https://twitter.com/cnbcnow/status/1162465523134816261?s=21

D

Speculate away.
I want justice for the victims and punishment for those who tried to rig an election and take down a sitting President.

Porchlight

Yes, it's a week old, TK. Got that? Practically last decade. Hillary's emails, on the other hand, are fresh as a daisy.

Porchlight

I want justice for the victims and punishment for those who tried to rig an election and take down a sitting President.

Good luck with that.

D

JIB:
With a 1270 he will do just fine on the college entrance exams.If he is a junior they will announce National Merit winners sometime before Christmas.

hrtshpdbox

The pizzagate thing was pretty darned feverish, but people doubting a story that makes little sense seems the normal reaction.

D

Porch:
I know I will need luck and hopefully people that are guilty will be held accountable.
I am tired of waiting but remain optimistic.
Epstein’s Victims are suing for millions.
I hope they get it.

MissMarple3

clarice,

Given the number of pedophile and child porn arrests over the last 2 years, I do not consider Pizzagate a debunked conspiracy.

Sorry, but that is my opinion and I am not budging. I don't bother anyone about it here, but I will not accept my opinion being trashed, since you do not have any evidence affirming Podesta's innocence.

henry

JiB, looks like Miss M has Mooch pinned down as full in on China:

Biz Journals › news › 2018/05/01
Chinese buyers walk away from Scaramucci hedge fund deal - New York Business ...
scaramucci and chinese from www.bizjournals.com
May 1, 2018 · "Mooch," as he is often called, will be returning as co-managing partner to focus on strategic planning and ...

Old Lurker

Softball there, MM "...since you do not have any evidence affirming Podesta's innocence..."

Nor do you have any evidence affirming Trump's non obstruction of justice in the Mueller probe.

Goose:Gander

MissMarple3

pic.twitter.com/fJPpaVmLUZ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019

Video at link.

anonamom

The fevered conspiracists are no different than those who believed the Russian conspiracy or Pizzagate against all reliable evidence and common sense.

You are making absolutely no sense whatsoever clarice.

On what basis do we believe what we are being told, v what we were told re "Russia, Russia, Russia."?

Exactly what "reliable evidence" are you referring to? "Common sense"???
(My "common sense" is that hyoid bones do NOT break in suicide attempts 75% of the time. You are CHOOSING to believe that his did.)

What makes you think any of these people are any more reliable than the Russia collusion story spinners?

How do you know what is correct?

Porchlight

I think clarice is referring to Comet Ping Pong and the Podestas' involvement specifically.

As to whether there are child/sex trafficking rings involving people at the very tippy top of social and political circles, no one now disputes that, in part because of Epstein himself. "Pizzagate" broadly speaking refers to those rings and the efforts to hide them and protect those involved (Epstein again, and his friends such as Bill Clinton).

Once upon a time, speculating about even the existence of such rings would get you branded as a fevered conspiracist.

hrtshpdbox

Scaramucci is clearly a head case, not much different than Omarossa. Trump attracts and repels a diverse cast of loonies.

MissMarple3

pic.twitter.com/9WNq9PtnFY

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019

Video at link (a different one from above).

Jane

"The fevered conspiracists are no different than those who believed the Russian conspiracy or Pizzagate against all reliable evidence and common sense."

Now Clarice, that's just rude!!

There is little to no reliable evidence, and I suggest unless you are a liberal, common sense says otherwise.

Harrumph!

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