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September 05, 2019

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cathyf

Second?

Dave (in MA)

The non-prosecuting prosecutor, Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, is taking the ANTIFirst Amendment protester arrest cases to the Supreme Judicial Court, after a Boston Municipal Court judge wouldn't let her broom the disorderly conduct and resisting arrest cases. https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/04/da-rollins-challenging-judge-who-refused-to-dismiss-protesters-charges/

Dave (in MA)

Trump is still fighting the Orange Man Bad Bunch (hello Hit And Run on twitter) calling him a liar about how Dorian was at one point projected to possibly extend as far west as Alabama. Like I pointed out yesterday, go here https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/151450.shtml?gm_track and take a gander at advisories 27a and 26a.

Threadkiller

My 15 year old daughter watches the news almost every morning. She then asks me about the stuff that doesn't make sense.

Today's question came after she watched CBS national news breathlessly report on the hurricane map with the extended outline over Alabama. Someone in the report suggested that tampering with the map is a federal crime or some such nonsense.

Her question:

"Why are they so mad about the added black line when the rest of the map was wrong anyways?"

Good point. The unaltered map shows Dorian blasting straight across Florida.

Threadkiller

I was just thinking about how much I don't miss Hit and Run, Dave.

Strange coincidence.

The Infamous Ignatz

I remember distinctly some weather dude discussing the possibility of Dorian crossing FL and regrouping in the Gulf to hit the Gulf coast.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Re car buybacks: didn’t porkulus have one? Obama’s greatest hits came back last night.--

That would be the ridiculous cash-for-clunkers, which, like so many bad ideas, originated in California.

henry

but a red flag law won't violate any rights.

Stephen Montemayor @smontemayor
3m

Federal judge: US government's terror watchlist violates constitutional rights of those placed on it

https://twitter.com/smontemayor/status/1169621346474704898

The Infamous Ignatz

--let's not underestimate the power of knowledge--

Knowledge in the face of ideology is as a gopher in the face of an advancing glacier.

Captain Hate

Since everyone seemed to get Dorian wrong, that's an odd thing for the NTs to fixate on. Must be because the economy is doing well.

The Infamous Ignatz

Speaking of advancing glaciers, progs like to pretend they are ruled by science and their very term climate change indicates their realism and open mindedness.
Think about their actual desires though. There is no conclusion to come to other than they wish for the impossibility of climate stasis. They want to stop the rise of the sea level. But even if they could, would they then countenance a falling sea level that leaves their beach front homes high and dry?
They don't want the glaciers to retreat but would they accept Davos and Aspen being crushed under a thousand feet of ice? They wouldn't mind the Sahara growing by 100% and starving millions of Africans? [well, that one they probably wouldn't lose any sleep over]

What's their endgame? Apparently it is mankind in his infinite wisdom somehow installing a vast thermostat on the planet. Who gets to set the temp? Grown men in trapdoor jammies or menopausal feminist harpies?

anonamom

We are getting the NW edge of Dorian.
Smells and feels beachy here, 170 miles inland as the seagull flies.
Just clouds and winds.
Rain twenty miles to our southeast, per my radar app.

One friend in Charleston south of Broad reports no power. The other, four blocks over, is fine.

Melinda

Ig-

Just control. Don't mind the little stuff, it'll sort itself out.

Signed, Thomas Malthus

Captain Hate

Dobbs and Ballard were the most surprising to lose their shit over Trump. Miller not so much.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

I am glad to see people on Twitter bringing up old articles and magazine covers from the 70's and early 80's predicting a coming Ice Age. Perhaps some people will snap out of this climate hysteria.

I distinctly remember sitting at the pool with my neighbor back in the 80's when we were having a very hot day (around 100 for the high) and she was telling me this story she had seen on TV about how the sheep in South America were going blind because there was a hole in the ozone layer. I believe that story was the launch of the global warming stuff.

I still maintain that this entire climate thing is a scam to make bazillions of dollars for democrat connected cronies who didn't get in on the ground floor on oil, gas, or coal and wanted a market to corner, so they invested in solar batteries, electric vehicles, and huge windmills.

A secondary benefit (as was demonstrated last night) is using the scare to control the masses. Once you limit travel and the ability to move around freely, weaken people with vegan diets, and keep them from having children, you pretty much have control over everything except thought, and they are trying to make that a crime as well.

Jane

Wow! I miss Hit every day!

Jane

Anyone know how Savannah is doing?

The Infamous Ignatz

My 10:57 was prompted by my semi weekly trips to the local mountains which are one of the best areas to view the effects of glaciers. I live in the transition zone from the southern Sierra which are largely granitic in nature and the northern Sierra where volcanic peaks predominate.
Last week I stood on a long granite ridge looking down into a 3,000 foot deep canyon with a granite peak on the left and a volcanic one on the right. It makes it very easy to visualize that canyon filled with ice only 12 or 15,000 years ago, scraping the volcanic rock right down to the underlying bare granite, while above the ice line the solidified lava remains. Now imagine that ice covering most of Canada and the northern US and our mountain ranges and a good portion of Northern Europe.
If we have warmed the planet, long live the warmth.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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1h
Bad “actress” Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water. She wants to create a “Blacklist” of Trump supporters, & is being accused of McCarthyism. Is also being accused of being a Racist because of the terrible things she said about blacks and mental illness. If Roseanne Barr....

...said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off television. Will Fake News NBC allow a McCarthy style Racist to continue? ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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1h
Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well. That’s why they’re the Fake News!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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1h
Really Good Jobs Numbers!

The Infamous Ignatz

--but a red flag law won't violate any rights--

Presumably the argument would be that under a red flag law there is due process as you have a hearing in which you can demonstrate there was no reason to take your guns, a process I don't think exists with the watch and no-fly lists.
Of course red flag laws are one of those theoretical ideas which are not so bad except in the real world where they are merely a toehold on the way to tyranny.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

That is a really good point! In Indiana, the ice sheet extended down to about 50 miles south of Indianapolis. North of the line, the topography is mainly flat, and you have to drill down several hundred feet through glacial till and sand before you hit bedrock.

South of the line the terrain is very hilly, because it is what is left of weathered mountains and foothills that were not glaciated.

If you stand in front of the Teton Glacier, you can actually hear it moving, which is very creepy, but gives you an idea of the strength of the ice.

Dave (in MA)

Posted by: MissMarple2 | September 05, 2019 at 11:11 AM

The usual bunch have their panties in a wad because he gave away info that wasn't officially released yet. Does Twitter support <spoiler>?

sbwaters

I like Hit and miss him, even when we disagree. Good people can disagree and like each other, you know. It’s not like #Leftist hate.

Jane

Precisely SBW!

Jane

That piece on Nichols is hysterical! I had no idea who he was either. Glad I now know.

Dave (in MA)
JWF replied
Ryan Saavedra@RealSaavedra
· Pete Buttigieg: Buttigieg: If you eat hamburgers or use straws, you are "part of the problem"
From RNC Research
JWF@JammieWF · Thought he was a meat eater?
Captain Hate

Dobbs was always nice to me but I can understand him irking others. I'm still not sure why Ballard thought the loon prosecutor's blog would be a good landing place but that didn't last long.

Buckeye

I enjoyed Hit up until the time he lost his shit over Trump.

But it does go to show that people are complex and often hard to figure out.

I thought he would like an ass kicking change agent.

Apparently not.

henry

LOL... map showing GA alerts at link:


Stephanie Grisham
@PressSec

Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography?


https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1169635754827485185

Threadkiller

It probably also helps to not be on the receiving end of a curse word laden rant from the good person, SBW.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/04/donald-trump-u-s-farmers-are-warriors-in-trade-war-with-china/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Captain Hate

The Horde mentioned that Rush was claiming that GOP critters were abandoning ship because of a joint Gaylord/Soros blackmailing effort. Not that I'd put anything past those two turds but this strikes me as more loon speculation from Limbaugh. Not that the GOP doesn't deserve a full purge along with ending the childish belief that the dogshit party has the country's best interests at heart.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Good use of EU taxpayer money?

"Police are investigating a Christian politician in Finland for an alleged "hate crime" because she shared a Bible verse on Facebook to criticize a national church that participated in LGBT Pride festivities.

In the post, congresswoman Päivi Räsänen, a Christian Democrat, criticized the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland for participating in the Helsinki LGBT Pride events in June. Her criticism was alongside a picture of Romans 1:24-27 that describes same-sex relationships as "shameful.""
https://www.foxnews.com/world/bible-verse-lgbt-hate-crime-investigation

Melinda

That's not "Strength of Ice", that's the Power of Gravity!

Covers Ice the same way it does eating two frozen pizzas..Wait, don't tell anyone I said that.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/338496/
ON THIS DAY IN 1986, FLIGHT ATTENDANT NEERJA BHANOT DIED SAVING THE LIVES OF PASSENGERS ON PAN AM FLIGHT # 73: She was just two days short of her 22nd birthday.

read the whole thing ...

anonamom

Boy, sure looks like Hit is a OrangeMan Bad guy, from a quick look at his recent Twitter feed.
Solves the mystery of his departure for me.

James D.

What's their endgame? Apparently it is mankind in his infinite wisdom somehow installing a vast thermostat on the planet. Who gets to set the temp? Grown men in trapdoor jammies or menopausal feminist harpies?

Their endgame is being in charge of everything and controlling all use of resources because they’re smarter and more moral and just overall better than everyone else, and forcing the rest of us to subsist on whatever table scraps they occasionally deign to toss us, and if you don’t like it, shut the eff up, you racist, sexist, homophobic, Gaia-murdering creep.

Marlene

Good afternoon! Looks like we'll get rain from the hurricane this week-end. The cone shows a possible second landfall in the Maritimes,unless it moves way out to sea. Yay! More rain. I've been vindicated about always complaining about the rain. Ha! Bangor has had the most rain on record this summer. We're 40 miles north of Bangor.

Threadkiller

It looks like Hannity's best friend Joe Bastardi is going after Trump.

I wonder if Hannity will slink into a corner and fake a Tic-Toc to get out of this conversation.

Melinda

Schumie's Close Personal Friends must be getting cut off at the knees:

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1169646431667478534


Dave (in MA)

Bastardi's a Trump supporter but he's questioning why Trump keeps trying to fight that particular battle, which isn't really "going after" him IMO.

sbwaters

tk: not be on the receiving end of a curse word laden rant

True, tk, I don’t remember that. Time heals many wounds. Even some I was convinced would never heal.

I liked this definition enough to file it:

A friend is someone who, when you make an *ss of yourself, realizes it’s not a permanent job.

Threadkiller

Does Bastardi need to weigh in on this at all? With multiple tweets?

I think his expertise would better serve this issue if he pointed out that the entire prediction on that map was incorrect.

MissMarple2

Dave,

I can understand why Bastardi is questioning it, but in my opinion the President does this to demonstrate that the Enemy Media will lie about anything they can about him, no matter how small, and since this particular accusation was all over the internet, it's important to debunk it.

Not fighting back (i.e. "that's not who we are") is how we wound up with so many ineffectual candidates and congresspeople.

Threadkiller

That is a good quote, SBW.

MissMarple2

THIS is why the President had to tweet about the hurricane map:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/460049-buttigieg-says-he-feels-sorry-for-trump-after-he-displays-map-with

Narciso79

So xhristopher steele thought rick wilson was a trump campaign ataffer, top blokes all.

MissMarple2

https://www.theepochtimes.com/china-is-using-fentanyl-as-chemical-warfare-experts-say_3067392.html

This article has a lot of information besides simply the opinion that China is using it as a form of warfare.

Narciso79

Top blokes:


https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/09/05/why_was_the_fbi_incurious_about_a_hot_collusion_tip_involving_this_man_120181.html

MissMarple2

Sec. Wilbur Ross
@SecretaryRoss
·
1h
New orders for manufactured goods rose at a healthy 1.4% in July, the second consecutive monthly increase. New orders for nondurable goods also rose 0.8%. Continued good news for the U.S. #manufacturing industry! https://census.gov/manufacturing/

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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58m
After almost 3 years in my Administration, Jason Greenblatt will be leaving to pursue work in the private sector. Jason has been a loyal and great friend and fantastic lawyer....

....His dedication to Israel and to seeking peace between Israel and the Palestinians won’t be forgotten. He will be missed. Thank you Jason!

henry

I suppose Dems never retire from office. The drag the corpses out.

CNBC @CNBC
54s

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner will not run for reelection as House GOP retirement wave grows.

Melinda

narc-

I'm not reading that about dear, dear Rick quite the same way...

Narciso79

How did he manage to keep hiz lottery winnings.

Narciso79

Possibly after all, mueller took marcy wheeler seriously, shirley

The Infamous Ignatz

In Court Hearing, Planned Parenthood Employee Admits To Trafficking In Baby Body Parts.

[David] Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt face 14 criminal felony counts of eavesdropping and one count of conspiracy. The case marks the first time charges of eavesdropping have ever been made in California. During this hearing the judge will determine if there is probable cause Daleiden and Merritt committed a crime, and if so, will schedule a date for trial. Separately, the hearing for the civil case against Daleiden and Merritt will be held Sept. 30.

This is the future of America; kill babies and sell the parts? The guy who records you admitting it goes on trial while you continue your human chop shop. But conservatives are the Nazis.
Some scoff, but a war is coming and for the same reason it did in the 30s. The fascists and communists have come to power in enough countries and institutions to force the rest of our hands.

clarice

I miss Hit and Ballard.

Dave (in MA)

Our witty host:

Tom Maguire@Tom_Maguire
·
Municipalities could put license plate readers outside McDonalds.
If they want to get serious about climate change, that is.
(JK, San Fran!)

Dave (in MA)
matt’s idea shop@MattsIdeaShop
·
Okay hear me out, we make straws out of turtle food that way when they eat straws the turtles get nutrients.
James D.

Municipalities could put license plate readers outside McDonalds.
If they want to get serious about climate change, that is.

Would anyone be surprised to see some lefty-run cities actually do this?

Melinda

Shamelessly stolen from Insty's:

https://babylonbee.com/news/catholic-school-cures-harry-potter-fans-by-forcing-them-to-read-jk-rowlings-twitter-feed

henry

James D, yes. I'd be surprised. They same cities could start by banning meat purchases with EBT cards. Or maybe anything in plastic bottles. Junk food is vegan friendly, so no stopping that part.

Narciso79

Cruel but fair.

anonamom

That pic of Buttigieg with the Hill article shows his strong resemblance to Storzk.

The Infamous Ignatz

--take a gander at advisories 27a and 26a--

Take a gander at advisories 18-24. They all had Dorian in a northwesterly path across Florida at Orlando or points south. Georgia and Alabama are of course NW of Orlando. Unless it was going to stop and do a 180, had it taken that projected course it would obviously have hit Alabama.
You would think one prominent conservative journalist or the one Trump supporter at NOAA or NASA would point this out.

anonamom

Nobody else could take what he endures.

Melinda

Jim Watkins Opening Statement to The Committee:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/62f5a3_f869c81d6bcb495ebdd137776542fe11.pdf

Melinda

Durbin sez-

"Don't Be Blockin' My SNAP!!"

Melinda

Pulte was werkin’ it with @jack:

https://twitter.com/kbq225/status/1169664943815352324?s=21

MissMarple2

Melinda,

I got suspicious a couple of weeks ago. I never had any interaction with him but I did notice the kerfuffle with Gretchen of Code of Vats; so did Brendan Dilley, whom I follow and who put up a warning this morning.

I have unfollowed him.

henry

FB to require opt in for facial recognition. (But maybe that is only for you to see it... their advertisers and algos? who can say?)

And the move by Facebook is probably not just for the sake of its users. A few weeks ago, a San Francisco court rejected an attempt by the social network that alleged Facebook had gathered millions of users’ data unlawfully using facial recognition technology. Significantly, this class action lawsuit was filed by users in Illinois, which, like the EU GDPR requires consent before the collection of biometric data.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/09/04/facebook-facial-recognition/?

The Infamous Ignatz

A word I never thought to think I'd never read; Teledildonics.
"Teledildonics" users ‘sexually assaulted’ by hackers 'spying on people having sex.'

The story itself contains many sentences with words arranged in orders it never occurred to me they might one day be, such as;

"Sex toy maker Lovense – makers of the compromised butt plug – issued a statement underlining their commitment to data security:..."

Or this apparently non ironic one;

"If I hack a vibrator it's just fun," said Raimund Genes, chief technology officer at Trend Micro. "But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.”

henry

The "Internet of Things up your [redacted]" needs better security.

jimmyk

Jeff's a great guy, and I've been in touch with him a couple of times since he left. I can understand him not feeling comfortable on JOM anymore given the overwhelmingly pro-Trump sentiment here. I don't remember him "losing his shit" here (though maybe I missed it), unlike Ballard who was getting increasingly cranky before he disappeared.

anonamom

JOM once again expands my world.

Melinda's posting of the eight chan owner's opening statement to Congress allowed me to understand eight chan a bit more;
Ig's above of the hacking into the butt plug--well, definitely reinforced my gut feeling that using electronic sex toys--or even buying them-- is never a good idea.

James D.

The "Internet of Things up your [redacted]" needs better security.

I have limited sympathy for people who buy wifi or bluetooth-controlled sex toys and then get hacked.

But what alarms me is internet-connected medical devices that you actually need to, you know, continue living, that are equally vulnerable to hackers.

henry

James D, medical devices suffer the same lack of security. Like your car, or home controls. It is scary.

Buckeye

jimmyk,

Would "became increasingly perturbed" be more accurate?

jimmyk

Buckeye, you mean Ballard? I'll take that as a friendly amendment. My recollection of hit is that he just quietly disappeared, but as I say, I could have missed something.

James D, henry, my father just get a new pacemaker that can send info to his cardiologist. No doubt it's hackable. It didn't occur to me to worry about that, and I probably won't. Too many other things to worry about. :)

James D.

Terrifying, henry.

My uncle's got an internet-connected pacemaker.

I'm actually amazed that we haven't seen any stories yet about hackers holding people with such devices ransom (whether they've actually hacked the device, or just gotten hold of lists of people who have them). I'm sure that's only a matter of time.

The Infamous Ignatz

Gut feeling... Hah!

Buckeye

It is certainly possible I am misremembering.

It happens more frequently these days:)

Jack is Back!

Finally got all the outside furniture and accessories out of the house and back outside where they belong. Mrs. JiB being the gardener type when around and picked all the stuff like palm fronds that were blown down. Even got pool cleaned.

I thought Bluetooth wasn’t hackable like wireless. It’s how the HK protesters are communicating to avoid the ChiComms listening in.

henry

bluetooth is hackable. see the car theft link Another Bob put up the last thread. Those key fobs are bluetooth.


Next month I'm supposed to get new hearing aids... not sure I wanna go with bluetooth enabled ones (although it would be helpful at times).

Jack is Back!

OL,

Predicting 2-3” rain and TS winds for Nantucket once it gets through battering the Carolinas, Virginia and the Delmarvia peninsula.

henry

this is an overview of bluetooth risks:

https://www.electronics-notes.com/articles/connectivity/bluetooth/security.php

Captain Hate

Rick became uncommonly mean to Miss Marple near the end. I say that as someone whom he gently urged to curb my profanity in a way that was a model of written tact and diplomacy.

Jane

JIB.

More importantly is what will be happening on the Vineyard.

jimmyk

Shocking:

Jon Nicosia
@NewsPolitics
·
27m
CNN's climate town hall placed last in total viewership for all seven hours

jimmyk

More importantly is what will be happening on the Vineyard.

Can we hope the Obama estate is decimated?

henry

Maybe the hurricane can put all the plastic straws it collected in Obama's new living room.

Narciso79

Very selective audience, as nigel tufnel would say.

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

I wonder if CNN charged the dems for all of that air time. Would that be legal? Would each campaign have contributed? How did they select who got what hour?

This is probably something we should look into before that LGBTQ debate in October.

Jack is Back!

I don’t his purchase has closed yet.

Jack is Back!

...don’t think....

MissMarple2

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@TheTrumpPage1
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20m
COMING UP at 4:30pm ET, President Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jerry West. Oval Office.

Watch live on line here:

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

Pinandpuller

We can’t let marginalized groups get marginalized now, can we?

https://www.out.com/news/2019/9/03/down-syndrome-drag-show-back-after-republican-cancels-event

MissMarple2

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@JamesDBeall1
Mayor Buttigieg has a little problem. The FBI raided the South Bend Housing Authority today. DOH! Petey released a statement saying the mayor's office has nothing to do with the H.A. 2015, he replaced the entire Board of the H.A. That means he appointed ALL the investigatees.
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