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December 14, 2019

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Threadkiller

MAGA

D

Second!

Buford Gooch

I'm hoping the left didn't learn anything from the UK election.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Tito has been by Week In Pics.
This one will be embraced by several, I'll wager

Manuel Transmission

Figures...

Dr J,

I played cornet from 4th thru 9th grade, rather poorly. The last couple years we would practice all fall for a Christmas concert wherein the day before the concert, they brought in a ringer to do the solo work. He was my age, apparently from a local private school. I’ve never heard a trumpet sound like that and I have a pretty good ear. Absolutely brilliant. So, over the decades I just assumed he was 1st chair at the Boston Symphony or some such. Whelp, when the Innerweb thingy got good, I did a proper search. Turns out he wrote all the code for the first CAT scanner (maybe Johns Hopkins). Yet another music/code overlap. Music world’s loss, medicine’s gain.

Melinda

TK-

We diverge in our beliefs after [drink].

I hold a completely different view of everything Rosenstein and Sessions ran.

Which is fine, time will prove either of us correct. And I’m very patient.

Threadkiller

I am patient as well, Mel. :-)

jimmyk

Suspect in the Barnard student murder is 13 years old. The article also notes that the murder rate in NYC is up 8% this year. Way to go, Mayor Bane.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tessa-majors-murder-thirteen-year-old-charges-stabbing-of-barnard-freshman-today-2019-12-13/

jimmyk

“The FBI declares in a court filing that it has absolutely no records of disciplinary action against any lawyers in Russia Fisa Case despite 17 acts of misconduct.“

Occam’s Razor says they’re not being punished because they were doing what the higher-ups wanted.

matt - deplore me if you must

Ocho!!!

You know it's bad when all they can say is that the China deal is not as good as Trump says.

USMCA, China, A deal with the UK, a deal with Japan (they forgot that one); Trump is beginning to crush his opponents.

Liberal Jews are going bonkers about how he keeps on reinforcing our relationship with Israel and are being forced to fess up to how completely out of touch they really are.

The psychiatrists in NYC must be making bank.

And to top it off the Flying Nun got busted! Hooray!

peter

I am always amazed by the talent here in JOM world, and wonder how many of us are musical. I know Boris (does he still post here) once corrected me on the subject of temperament, which demonstrated to me he was pretty knowledgeable. I know jimmyk plays piano, as do I, Dr.J, who else? I also dabble in harmonica and sax (although my embouchure is garbage at this point.)

peter

Olympic middle distance runner Peter Snell has died.

DrJ

peter,

We all have our talents. I was great on trumpet, but I am a very mediocre pianist.

Buckeye

What Matt said.

Buckeye

Peter,

I played piano, violin and cello as a youngster under the strict supervision of my symphony violinist mom.

I did pretty well, enough so that whenever the high school orchestra did a concert, I played cello even though I was in 7th grade.

Later as a teenager, I played sax and guitar with no supervision, and the results were as you would suspect, lousy:)

JM Hanes

peter:

I ended up playing the flute, because my two older sisters had already claimed the piano and the violin, and we apparently needed a wind instrument. Never really liked it much. My younger brother was always more interested in figuring out how to turn off the tv in his closet and get the door closed from his bed, before the parental footsteps in the hall got to his room. I sing, but I can never remember the lyrics... I guess I'm more appreciator, than practitioner. although I sing all the time when I'm alone. I can read music but that's about the extent of my technical expertise! I'm always a bit in awe of the folks here who can talk music in technical terms.

I decided it might be fun to do some composing, but when I decided to give it a shot with Apple's Garage Band, the first step required choosing a key for my work. I had no idea how you make that decision!

DrJ

Buckeye,

I toured Northern Europe/Scandinavia twice, Canada once, and Florida too on the strength of my horn sound. All on scholarship.

Those were the days.

GUS

If only that Barnard girl hadn't used the *N* word.

DrJ

JMH, composing is very different than playing.

Melinda

How goes the recovery, Gus?

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Thanks, henry for the interesting article on natural life spans in various animals.

MissMarple2

As the oldest of 5, spaced close together, when they offered instrumental lessons in the 4th grade, I had to play clarinet because that way I could use my uncle's.

He had played in high school, and then in college with IU's band. By the time I was ready to take lessons he was starting his vet practice.

Alas, I wasn't very good, so dropped instrumental lessons after 5th grade. I took one year of piano but wasn't very good at that, either.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/97NvLGxMuj

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2019

Video at the link.

Jane

Man Tran,

I have a close friend (who you may have met on a cruise) who was a Disney singer while growing up, (okay maybe not comparable) who is now a pretty famous doctor. So I don't think that is an odd combination. He also graduated 2nd in HS aftr Jeff Bezo's - where Bezo's ran the entire Miami college computer system - while in HS.

He spends all his time when not working traveling to Broadway to see musicals. Oh and he's very conservative.

MissMarple2

My daughter bought a ROKU and on it is a news channel, 24/7, run by CBS.

I have it on and so far it's pretty even-steven. We will see.

henry

Started violin in 4th grade. Didn’t like it so switched to bass violin in 6th grade. Much fun playing through high school.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Six minute vid on using a (preferably methylated) vitamin B12 supplement if you are taking Metformin or glucophage for diabetes.
Apparently Metformin can chew up a lot of B12 due to the biochem details of its action.
I had never heard of methylated versions of vitamins but apparently it's fairly common for people to have reduced uptake otherwise.
Dr Ken Berry has many videos on Keto, intermittent fasting, weight loss, etc
https://youtu.be/9V6SH5ySg0o

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Thanks A-mom for the suggestion re: Instapundit open threads, and especially for suggesting the tip to sort them by up votes.
I've nearly always passed those threads by but I love a good meme so I'll definitely be giving it a whirl!

Melinda

@ChanelRion

The jury can ostensibly ignore everything else Lutsenko says in his testimony... But you can't ignore this:

"This is the document... with signatures, with stamps, with everything... Madame Yovanovitch lied to the American people."

Watch the rest in our explosive Part III @OANN

https://twitter.com/chanelrion/status/1205852010584723456?s=21

Jack is Back!

Looks like they know something:

Black Hawk flights over Washington D.C. are made permanent because of 'enduring mission' aimed at being ready to respond to a terrorist attack or natural disaster

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7790385/Secret-Army-Black-Hawk-flights-Washington-D-C-permanent-enduring-mission.html

MissMarple2

Signs of the Times:

jimmyk

I played piano pretty seriously growing up. Spent one summer at Interlochen music camp in northern Michigan. I was decent, got pretty advanced, but realized at Interlochen that I wasn’t as gifted as many there, and it wouldn’t be more than a hobby. I had to work super hard to learn music that others seemed to be able to pick up relatively effortlessly, and play better than I could.

I had a similar experience with math. Thought I might be a math major, but found I had to work much harder to do not quite as well as the math geniuses. In both cases I became convinced that there really is innate hardwired talent, and all the hard work in the world won’t make up for not having that gift.

jimmyk

GUS seems to have recovered well. :)

Good to see you back. Hope all’s well.

GUS

Hi Mel!!! I'm getting released in a couple hours. My general health is quite good, but infection sucks. I hope to see you and the WI Meet up group soon.

MissMarple2

Norman Rockwell:

Jack is Back!

Not something I can actually prove but I have always felt there was a certain amount of correlation between science/medicine and playing a musical instrument.

Just a theory.

JM Hanes

Hi GUS!

Congratulations on coming through well enough to be released! Glad to hear you're healthy.

clarice

My talent--at the choir teacher's request--was simply mouthing the words and not singing at all. I wasn't much better at piano.

Gus, baby!!

sbwaters

who else?

Some of us are humble enough to substitute “play at” for “play”: piano, guitar, and, even less so, cello.

Got the cello 22 years ago during my midlife crisis.

BTW, anyone want to buy the Gliga cello and case for about $4K? It’s a gorgeous instrument but time for me to move to an electronic cello so as not to disturb neighbors.

sbwaters

Gus! Good to hear from you!

JM Hanes

jimmyk:

I remember listening to Barbra Streisand in my car one day (loooong ago) and realizing I was never going to be a professional singer. Even if forgetting lyrics weren't already a fatal flaw. At best I'd have ended up as somebody's back-up girl doing harmonies. Does anybody set out with that as a career goal?

Jack is Back!

Trump is trolling the Left big time with this:

Red and White bumper stickers for sale at his website.

"We Are Saying Merry Christmas Again."

clarice

http://badblue.com/vd/?fbclid=IwAR0B0OBX39Lj8l3Ib6NQdKE51c2T9APAKQ3jiMwgAf5EiQY3B_shITrj6eJMH, dress in tights and spangles, wiggle your rear a lot and mouth the words--you'd be good to go as a backup singer.

JM Hanes

Guys just wanna have fun, JiB! :-)

DrJ

jimmyk,

I see this in my world a lot. There are some incredibly talented people in this world. We have to find our niche.

Captain Hate

I'm hoping the left didn't learn anything from the UK election.

They never do.

Frustrated alto sax player here.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

JiB: "... I have always felt there was a certain amount of correlation between science/medicine and playing a musical instrument."

Pretty much all chess players are aware that 3 human endeavors involve "child prodigies", kids who show off the charts talent with little or no formal training, in other words in-born talent.
These 3 fields are music, chess and math.

Captain Hate

There's a fairly high correlation of music and math skills.

GUS

thank all of you, and God bless us.......every one

Captain Hate

Good to see you back in action, SUG!

JM Hanes

Lefty post-loss introspection always ends up with the same conclusion: we failed because we're just not willing to fight as dirty as the right does.

DrJ

So sitting in front of me is a paper entitled "Molecular Biologist's Guide to Proteomics."

I think I will listen to Beethoven instead.

henry

Beethoven’s guide to Proteomics?

DrJ

henry,

It is another golden moldie, but do try Serkin the elder on Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto. The second movement is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written.

Yes, it is playing on the big Bevs.

sbwaters

Proteins are where its at.

Fold 'em, fold 'em fold 'em.
Keep them dogies rollin!

D

Gus:
Glad you are doing better.
I tried both alto sax and the flute in grade school.
Did not continue.
I sang in choirs in grade school, high school and in college and graduate school.
Also in parish choirs for about 10 years. Cannot read music.
Have to memorize my part.
Helped me when I took foreign languages.

D

DrJ:
Love Beethoven’s 5Th

GUS

and because RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA

MissMarple2

On my way to the #ArmyNavyGame in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! pic.twitter.com/tWnDNRFyO1

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2019

Video at the link.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

JMH: "Lefty post-loss introspection always ends up with the same conclusion: we failed because we're just not willing to fight as dirty as the right does."

Also: wrong or bad candidates. "Our policies are OK but Hillary is not likeable" or "People love socialism but Corbyn annoys voters"

Captain Hate

Step Mom of the Year Doctor Jill Biden was on MSNBC. As a mom, she knows Hunter is innocent. Moms know these things
Posted by: Ignoramus at December 14, 2019 11:23 AM (4KJaE)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Short def'n: Proteomics is the study of the entire set of proteins produced by a cell type in order to understand its structure and function.

DrJ

Mary Rose,

Try the Beethoven's fifth piano concerto. Yes, it is routine, but it really good.

For symphonies, I prefer Eroica (#3).

MrsJ is baking Sokulatius. Life is good.

The Infamous Ignatz

Agreed jim, this was good;

This was better;

Bud St.Rong to Tito Puraw. • 3 hours ago

"That is not nice of Joe Scarborough."

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Longer and more info with context:
https://cyber.harvard.edu/commonsbasedresearch/Biotechnology_-_Genomic_and_Proteomics

Narciso

Good news gus.

Angie was the one who looked like she had the brown acid (so im told)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I saw that Scarborough comment too.
So funny!

DrJ

Jim,

FWIW, I have had proteomics proposals funded for the last decade. It is what I do. I'll post some good papers if you like.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Also: wrong or bad candidates. "Our policies are OK but Hillary is not likeable" or "People love socialism but Corbyn annoys voters"--

Also; "It was our messaging. We didn't do a good enough job connecting with the voters".

Real translation that we all hear;
"We have to dumb our message down even more for the stupid bastards".

KevlarKid

BROTHER GUS!

The Infamous Ignatz

Can't stop listening to this KJOM sample from The Slits lately;
I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
Lead singer Ari was, improbably, John Lydon's, step daughter. He and his wife ended up raising her feral kids.
She died of breast cancer in, I think, her 40s.

Narciso

Labour learned a little 'from thr longest suicide note in history, they put up kinnock still didnt work, in 87, then some other guy in 1992 who lost againsr blanc mange major.

Captain Hate

Also: wrong or bad candidates

There are such things as bad candidates. Gaylord made it clear that The Beast would be his third term and voters said ick. Maybe like us they were sick of their policies but there are other reasons he got elected twice and she's an 0-fer and it has nothing to do with a glass ceiling.

DrJ

Oh Good God. *Spekulatius*

KevlarKid

that Slits number misses only yoko ono's vocal stylings trapped in some tightly compressed puzzle box in the track's lower third.

KevlarKid

but i thoroughly enjoyed dancing the dawgie through it.

Narciso

An interesting cover attempt.

The Infamous Ignatz

Continuing on a KJOM theme; the underrated Poly Styrene from X Ray Spex going solo with a song about her stay in an asylum;
Talk In Toytown.
She too died of breast cancer, in her fifties I think.

The Infamous Ignatz

And finally another recent favorite;
Tom Verlaine; Postcard From Waterloo.

Narciso

I wasnt familiar with either, at the time.

The Infamous Ignatz

I am an almost perfect confirmation of the link between musicality and math chops. I have neither in spades.

I am an excellent percussionist but was more interested in guns, cars, girls and big yellow machines.

Captain Hate

I liked all Tom Verlaine's solo releases.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Chuck Schumer sat for years during the Obama Administration and watched as China ripped off the United States. He & the Do Nothing Democrats did NOTHING as this $ carnage took place. Now, without even seeing it, he snipes at our GREAT new deal with China. Too bad Cryin’ Chuck!

MissMarple2

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@TheTrumpPage1
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FYI: The Army-Navy Football Game will be on CBS-TV today at 3:00pm ET. President Trump will do the coin toss.

Narciso

Note the tribal name

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/fbi-unm-student-from-saudi-arabia-had-kill-list/5578468/

anonamom

Babylon Bee does it again!

https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-vow-not-to-repeat-labour-partys-mistake-of-not-going-far-enough-left

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/14/veteran-foils-mass-shooting-tackling-alleged-gunman/

Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Jack is Back!

Army-Navy game on CBS. Just showed the walk-on.

Go Navy Beat Army.

Great new uniforms especially the helmets.

In 34 minutes.

Narciso


Top men:


https://mobile.twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1205926553659609089

jimmyk

With all due modesty I’m good at both music and math. Maybe very good. But people who make careers of them are 1 in 10,000 great.

Narciso

Theres a neigbor of mine whose a chemocal engineer, but he also does musical gigs sometimes up to three hours.

The Infamous Ignatz

Trump with his typical bullying was so wrong about Saint Greta who has no anger management issues whatsoever unless you count that minor threat to line leaders who don't comply with the climate commie kids "against the wall".

mike in houston

I know I'm a day late, but a little bit of Christmas from Sweden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2-Q_ObdE-4&pbjreload=10

Jack is Back!

"There's a fairly high correlation of music and math skills."I

CH,

I have a master's in Operations Research (talk about Math:) and I can't carry a tune or play any instrument though my poor parents tried piano and sax. No talent or skill:)

I am the exception to my theory and yours.

They just made the prisoner exchange between Navy and Army. LOL.

The Infamous Ignatz

Woke polar bear apologizes for being white.

The bear "got woke" after a leftist protesting the zoo for keeping animals in captivity bravely leaped into the bear's exhibit. After eating the protester, the polar bear picked up the book on critical race theory the woman had in her pocket and devoured it, first figuratively, then literally.

If only.

Jack is Back!

P.S. I knew Trump would show up. In 2016 Mrs. Jib, Frederick and I were there when he showed up as POTUS-elect. Biggest cheer I have ever heard at that game, while Obama's Secty of DoD got the silence treatment as he walked on the field to change sides. LOL.

Narciso

Lol and his name is chad?

The Infamous Ignatz

Biden Attempts To Win Over Youth With Appearance On 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Jane

So what does Hunter’s step mom think he’s innocent of?

Boy are the Biden’s stupid!

Jack is Back!

Here comes Trump for the invocation at the game.

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