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January 17, 2020

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rse

Gee, I'm never first.

rse

I actually came here to tell KK that I can see how the learning standards and competency frameworks seek to control the process in the central nervous system, especially the brain, that Lipton is writing about in The Biology of Belief.

He should see the margins of my copy so far!

Jack is Back!

What a change of weather on the First Coast. We have gone from 80F, calm seas, hardly any wind or breeze to a turbulent ocean, heavy winds out of the NE, and sinking temps to the low 60's but the sun is out in all its lumenence.

Jack is Back!

Undocumented Democrat Reez Khan indicted for murder and rape of 92 y.o. woman:

https://nypost.com/2020/01/16/reeaz-khan-indicted-in-murder-of-92-year-old-queens-cat-lady/

rse

https://narcsite.com/2020/01/15/a-very-royal-narcissist-part-11/ is consistent with our ongoing discussion.

James D.

From the end of the last thread:


It really is amazing how President Trump has gotten Democrats and leftists to support things that they've been opposed to for decades, just because Orange Man Bad.

Here's the latest example:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/youre-a-bunch-of-dopes-and-babies-inside-trumps-stunning-tirade-against-generals/2020/01/16/d6dbb8a6-387e-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

I remember how leftists hated "the generals" and demanded that Presidents not slavishly listen to them.

I remember how leftists hated free trade agreements that made big business richer but sent jobs overseas.

I remember how leftists wanted the defense budget slashed, and troops brought home from all over the world, and how our hundreds of bases across the globe were illegitimate.

I remember how leftists came to hate the war in Afghanistan and thought it was unwinnable and we shouldn't even be there in the first place.

But because Orange Man Bad, now they're in favor of having troops and CIA stations and airfields all over the world, and they love spending trillions of dollars on defense, and they want us to stay in Afghanistan forever and ever, and the generals at the Pentagon should run our foreign policy and must never, ever be questioned or criticized.

The comments to the article really bear all that out, too.

Threadkiller

TM, the link is to an immigration NYT opinion piece.

matt - deplore me if you must

Does anyone else think the GAO memo and the Ukrainian assholes are a part of the new Kavanaugh strategy of the Democrats?

The Deep State is deadly afraid of Trump and has, I think, gone way over the line.

MissMarple2

I am bringing this over from the end of the last thread, too:

Another thing I figured out listening to that Bannon interview. He didn't know Donald Trump at all, never met him. David Bossie called Bannon and asked him to come to New York and meet Trump - talk to him about a presidential campaign. He went, and was dumbfounded at the man's presence. Ended up talking to him for 2 hours, including a whole bunch about China trade, which he couldn't get ANY Republican to talk about except Jeff Sessions.

Bossie then booked Trump in a couple of cattle calls. (If you guys remember, there were a large number of GOP candidates in 2016: Bush, Cruz, Paul, etc.) Bannon says he distinctly remembers the one in New Hampshire, full of party officials and donors. Bannon sat off to the side and watched the audience.

All of the candidates came with prepared speeches and talked about the same things: free trade (globalism), education, etc. Trump got up and spoke extemporaneously about renegotiating trade deals, the declining middle class, rebuilding the military, etc.

Bannon said the audience was leaning forward in their seats, interrupting with applause, gave him a standing ovation at the end. That is when he knew that Trump would get the nomination.

That is when I realized that he has these rallies because he recognizes the power of his personal presence in front of people and how much it means to them. People who stand in line in the cold for 12-24 hours, and wait outside when they can't get in and watch on big screen TV's to show loyalty, are NOT going to desert him.

MissMarple2

matt,

Agree it's a similar strategy and that they have gone way over the line. That rally on Tuesday should be a doozy!

Jack is Back!

Somber Impeachment Ceremony Concludes With The Impeachment Dancers

https://babylonbee.com/news/somber-impeachment-ceremony-concludes-with-the-impeachment-dancers

I know but sometimes the Bee is closer to fact than fiction.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1218185841077555200

Read this tweet and the replies. Democrats are heading for a disaster.

henry

There is always video these days.


Marc Farzetta
@MarcFarzetta

You'll be seeing this a lot.

Jose Altuve signaling to his teammates NOT to rip off his jersey in celebration because it would "allegedly" reveal a buzzer that would go off when triggered by someone on the Astros video team.

Next Level Cheating.

https://twitter.com/MarcFarzetta/status/1217897217584963584

Old Lurker

Since the GAO is run by an Obama appointee and reports to Congress...

How does one spell "Duh", Matt?

:-)

MissMarple2

Old Lurker,

I was unaware until this started that GAO heads are appointed for FIFTEEN YEARS. I wonder when that was decided. Seems an excessive length of time to me.

Dave (in MA)

Squad Update:
https://theglowup.theroot.com/exclusive-rep-ayanna-pressley-reveals-beautiful-bald-1841039847

Not making fun of the medical condition, but I was reminded of this: https://www.theonion.com/most-popular-u-s-baby-names-1819586596

MissMarple2

Football fans may want to turn on your TV's!

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1m
Getting ready to meet the LSU Tigers, the National Champions. Great Coach, great Team, great School. Very exciting!

Dave (in MA)

henry,

Maybe the next gen buzzer will go in the cup.

MissMarple2

This is a big deal -- a major new journalism prize to be awarded at the 2020 White House Correspondents' Dinner -- and every WHCD after that. https://t.co/6mU5T1o9eI

— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) January 17, 2020

Link goes to a tweet and screen cap by the WHCA announcing the Katherine Graham Award for Courage and Accountability. Funded by Jeff Bezos , of course. Much hilarity in the replies.

I don't think the MSM realizes how many Americans are now on to their racket.

Jane

It's nice here jib but I assume it is coming our way.

Narciso

Yes its kavanaugh 2 electric boogaloo

Narciso

Dodaro is a swamp critter.

Narciso


What soeaking truth to power really means


https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/12181764

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/KVitalone/status/1218184367299874823

This is a 2-tweet thread.

1. Short video about child sex trafficking and how prevalent it is in US.

2. A US map showing how the drug cartels have divided up US territory.

Tom R

If/when Trump's lawyers get to make an opening statement at the trial, my hope is they mention something along the lines of this.

"We are not here today because of something Trump has done wrong. We are here today because Nancy Pelosi discovered the DOJ was investigating corruption between Democrats and the former Ukrainian government that occurred while Obama was POTUS. Nancy Pelosi knows her son was one of the Democrats involved in the corruption. She decided to impeach Trump not because he did something wrong but because she was protecting her son.".

Threadkiller

I just heard that Dershowitz is a member of Trump’s defense team.

I predict a backfire on this one. Once he gets included in real world punch back harder preparations he will object to Trump Methodology.

For The War, Against The Troops.

MissMarple2

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox

.@realDonaldTrump frontline legal team for the upcoming Senate trial. WH Counsel Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Ken Starr, Robert Ray, Alan Dershowitz, Pam Bondi, Jane Raskin.
======================================
We will see hit pieces on them over the next few days.

Narciso

Dershoqitz and starr will be on the defense team

Narciso

This world is mutch stranger than the running man

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Getting ready to meet the LSU Tigers, the National Champions. Great Coach, great Team, great School. Very exciting!

So Popeye's instead of Chick-fil-A? :)

Threadkiller

GAO is one of three heads of the snake. They work hand in hand with the Congressional Budget Officials and the Congressional Research Service.

Should any of those “non-partisan” entities be trusted?

Barbara

Excellent article, rse.

After Harry's meeting with the Queen, I started writing down my thoughts on what had just happened and where I thought it was all going. The long and the short of it, Harry and his wife are way out of their league.

The Queen has been through these things all of her life, both as an observer (King Edward VIII) and as the Monarch. She has dealt with far more difficult situations and far more clever and important people. No matter how fond she may be of Harry, the Queen's primary commitment is to the monarchy, the Royal family and the British Commonwealth. She will out fox and outplay them. I'll bet she already has her advisors working on the terms of a separation, divorce and custody issues.

Threadkiller

MM, I failed to properly save the Bannon interview. Something came up and I never viewed it. Would you please post it again?

Rocco

Good morning,

A commenter at Tk's 8:39 on the previous thread posts a tweet by Paul Sperry suggesting Horowitz is altering his report as we speak.

https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1217845021858312192

jimmyk

TK, I think Dersh will be good. Especially given that it's a show trial and the only thing that matters is public perception. Seeing a Hillary voter eviscerate the Democrats will make a mark.

Threadkiller

I really wish I could figure out my picture posting issue. This is a comment in Rocco’s 10:48

https://mobile.twitter.com/KiloJayDelta/status/1217860134325620739/photo/1

Hahaha!

Threadkiller

I think he will time out after a healthy lecture on The Constitution, jurisprudence, intent, etc.

Within a week the WaPo and the NYT will have leaks from the bowels of Trump’s legal team. Then Dershowitz will quit with all the fanfare of a three ring circus.

Threadkiller

“Trump Lawyers Butt Heads Over His Actual Guilt(sources say)”

JM Hanes

narciso:

"What soeaking truth to power really means"

That page has been disappeared.

matt - deplore me if you must

Dershowitz has been true to his word and is an excellent defense lawyer. Not only that, the Left has been tearing at him for years, so what does he care? Payback is gonna be a bitch.

The problem is that Obama corrupted every agency he could get his hands on. Washington is a liberal city anyway and he made sure he picked the yes men and women and the hardliners and what was an institutional bias became a cause.

He even infected our military at the highest levels.

Threadkiller

Maybe Trump has Epstein’s Pervy Dershy file?

Rocco

Tk,

I saw that and laughed like hell. Sperry says in that tweet, "Developing" so keep an eye on his twitter feed, I don't do twitter, or facebook, or instagram. I really do need to get out more often.

Dave (in MA)

TK, that pic is too big to fit inside the JOM margins anyway.

hoyden

15 years its more than enough to grow in office.

MissMarple2

Threadkiller,

Here is the link to the Bannon interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm5xxlajTW0&list=TLPQMTcwMTIwMjDGGNVZX84yTQ&index=3

I think you will discover that Trump is a great improviser more than a planner, but he is VERY smart.

Threadkiller

I think you will discover that Trump is a great improviser more than a planner

I have claimed exactly this since the day 4D Kabuki landed on JOM.

I am now certain I will enjoy the video. Thanks again, MM!

Buckeye

LSU at the White House.

Ahia Boy gets first handshake from DJT:)

henry

"nonpartisan" = "leftist"

Ever and always. Whether applied to GAO, or more important thing like redistricting committees, judicial recommendation committees,the WI GAB (of John Doe fame). Doesn't matter. Anything labelled "nonpartisan" contains nothing but shock troops for the Leftists.

Threadkiller

There must be something you can do, Dave. You possess a unique set of skills.

;-)

MissMarple2

Dan Bongino's podcast from last night, tying a bunch of stuff in Ukraine, Clinton Foundation, FBI, former Obama officials, etc. VERY informative. 1 hour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=rkmhwhKQowk&feature=emb_logo

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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48m
They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously. They are bringing him out of so important Iowa in order that, as a Senator, he sit through the Impeachment Hoax Trial. Crazy Nancy thereby gives the strong edge to Sleepy...

....Joe Biden, and Bernie is shut out again. Very unfair, but that’s the way the Democrats play the game. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun to watch!

Threadkiller

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-republicans-demand-fisa-court-explain-disciplinary-action-fbi-wiretap-probe-2020-01-16/

henry

must be white privilege, not individual get up n go.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

So shocked to learn that working full-time results in substantially lower poverty among able-bodied adults: "Among adults in Wisconsin who worked full time all year long in 2017, only 2% were poor, compared with 18.8% who did not work at all"

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1218208945086648320

JM Hanes

Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall when the President's lawyers get together? Can't wait till the movie comes out: Saving President Trump. Seven lawyers brave enemy fire. Dersh vs Schiff! Star vs Nadler! On second thought.

I like Dershowitz. He knows this impeachment is crap. For some reason, I'm not so crazy about Ken Starr, but that may just be a reaction to superficial mannerisms. They may both like the spotlight, but neither one of them is going to be intimidated by the press or pols.

Buckeye

From the comments on the Bannon YouTube,

The divide between the elite and working class:

The working class sacrifice their sons/daughters in wars that the elites decide to start.

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1218201624922902528.html

Thread by StuinSD about Ken Starr's appearance pm Mark Levin's show discussing all of the problems with the two articles of impeachment.

(Although it was posted yesterday,it reads like it was written before the pen-signing ceremony.)

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

There is so much good stuff in that interview and the comments! I am glad you are watching it.

Threadkiller

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/01/16/mexican-government-says-it-will-not-give-passage-to-new-migrant-caravan/

Jane

I THINK Dersh is a good choice also. Saw him the other night and he was talking about the latest charges accusing Trump of delivering the money to Ukraine too late.

The accusers are a Congressional Committee and they got it exactly backwards. Trump has full control over foreign policy (except declaring war) and the Committee is full of shit. Everyone should have recognized that and no one, including me, did.

MissMarple2

Mark Knoller
@markknoller
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9m
Pres invites LSU Team to photo session in the Oval Office. Tells them a lot of presidents have worked there – some good – some not so good – "but you got a good one now even though they’re trying to impeach the son of a bitch. Can you believe it?” he asks rhetorically.

Jane

My 11:46 is about the GAO stuff.

MissMarple2

President @realDonaldTrump:

"... we will take pictures behind the resolute desk. It’s been there long time, a lot of presidents, some good, some not so good. But you’ve got a good one now even though they are trying to impeach the son of a bitch..." pic.twitter.com/VsjFzXycXH

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 17, 2020

Video linked of scene with picture above. President Trump sounds in a good mood.

Jane

I watched the LSU meeting. Boy it was cool.

Dave (in MA)

The MSM is probably working on trying to figure out how to link The Dersh to Epstein without damaging Clenis in the process.

MissMarple2

Sarah Matthews
@SarahAMatthews1
·
1h
.@TeamTrump
is building the most robust coalition operation in history! Just yesterday, we hosted:

— #BlackVoicesForTrump event in Philadelphia
— #WomenForTrump bus tour across Iowa
— #LatinosForTrump event in Orlando

AP story about these events and the outreach effort here:

https://apnews.com/93e950de2526338e53df35e2f1603215

MissMarple2

Please keep talking about this. Her fundraising is going thru the roof. #YoureALiberalHackBuddy #McSally2020 https://t.co/hKfqkBioI7

— Jellenne (@jellen805) January 17, 2020

Link goes to video of McSally on Laura Ingraham's show.

MissMarple2

Second Amendment worries in Virginia ahead of that planned gun rights demonstration this weekend. Read tweet and replies:

https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange/status/1218008823773966337

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/01/17/pulitzer-worthy-media-super-sleuth-notices-what-domain-was-registered-after-mcsally-attacked-manu/

This is a great series of tweets. It's like average citizens have gotten backbone, watching the President!

The Infamous Ignatz

WARNING; crazy people talk. If uninterested SOB.

--Ig, your 7 pm---if you are reading, I am sure you have read that our prisons are full of them--meaning remediation is EXTREMELY difficult--involves good therapists--for a LONG time.
(Absolutely NOT implying she is a criminal!)--

Our prisons are primarily full of Anti Social Personality Disorders. IIRC a large majority.
Borderlines do engage in considerable domestic violence, but there are different flavors of BPD. The raging, clinging drama queens are one type. The girl I was seeing is a "quiet" borderline. They turn their feelings and anger etc inward. Emotional dysregulation is only apparent when they are so stressed they finally act out. That's one thing that made it hard to figure out who I was dealing with.

--My personal experience has been with an ex BIL--who STILL dominates his family, and thus effects ours in many ways, two decades out from the "divorce." --

There really is a vast difference between PDs. It is true there is often comorbidity or overlap but in most cases the pattern of behavior is rote, persistent and recognizable.
Those with NPD are closely associated with psychopathy. Anyone within their gravitational well is either a sycophant or an enemy. An N produces a cult like bubble to live in. No meds help with PDs because they are not primarily biochemically based, at least not in any way we understand or can control through chemistry. And Ns because of the nature of their illness almost never submit to therapy. They are thus fairly hopeless.
But an N is nothing like someone with Avoidant Personality Disorder or Schizotypal PD which are in different clusters. Nor is NPD very much like Histrionic PD which IS in the same cluster.
If your BIL is an N and kids are involved the unfortunate fact is, barring a miracle, he will use that familial relationship to harm and manipulate anyone connected to them, especially his ex.

--BIL and SIl are both ongoing situations; BIL having huge impact on his kids (as expected)
SIL still managing to mess up things for her sibs as well.--

A substantial majority of those diagnosed with NPD are men. 75% of those diagnosed with BPD are women.
If either your BIL or SIL are Ns then, as I said above, hopeless. The only solution is for those effected to cut them out of their lives. If his kids can't cut him out then they and those connected to them will have their lives manipulated and harmed by your BIL.
If your SIL has BPD [and there are other possibilities; CPTSD, Bipolar, NPD, Histrionic or some combo thereof] there is the possibility of long term remission as I'll note below.

--And Ig--not challenging your figure, looking for better news. Some new breakthrough treatment??
That 70% figure is extremely optimistic Ig--and of course you feel for her--you are (In online life, anyway) a major empath...
...If it's not hard to find the 70%, please link or give me a reference.--

I'm not going to go look for the links, but the wikipedia page on BPD and treatments for BPD is a very good start.
Until approximately 15-20 years ago Borderlines were generally considered as resistant to treatment as Narcissists. But Bs are somehow fundamentally different in that they do have empathy, they can at times let people into that facade they've built and if they do become sufficiently self aware they can seek help. An N who is self aware [and many are] it seldom leads to anything other than renewed effort to make the facade even more unbreachable by becoming, this scarcely seems possible to people who know Ns, an even bigger jerk. If they go to therapy it goes about as well as you would expect it to with guys who always have to be the smartest guy in the room and who are so insecure they believe anyone breaching their facade and seeing what they believe is a fatally flawed inner being constitutes literally an existential threat that they will fight to the death if necessary to prevent.
But two things happened as CBT came to the fore, replacing so much of that insipid Freudian crap. A Dr Linehan who has BPD and had herself been misdiagnosed as having Bipolar developed something called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy specifically for BPD. It combines CBT with an amalgam of Buddhist mindfulness exercises etc and seems to help. It is first and foremost designed for severe cases of BPD to lower the risks of self harm and suicide and at which it is pretty effective.
But it is somewhat complicated and unwieldy and finding a therapist who is good at it is not easy.
At about the same time Schema therapy was developed and widely accepted for all manner of illnesses. It is easier and has a lower rate of drop outs than DBT.
There have been two, admittedly small psych studies, as most are, demonstrating that of those people who stick with schema therapy ~70% after four years will no longer meet the criteria for BPD. That is similar to the numbers I've seen for DBT but it's harder to stick with.
Both, like all CBT, involve training to acquire the skills to recognize, stop and/or cope with the harmful behaviors and defense mechanisms that their minds have developed. Just going to therapy is of no value if they can't commit to practicing and doing the work necessary to retrain the brain to develop new neural pathways that replace the old, unhealthy defective ones.
An untreated case of BPD is incapable of a successful relationship. A person with BPD who is in therapy to recover is almost certainly incapable of a successful relationship for the same reason holding an AA meeting in the local tavern that starts off with drinks on the house for the AA group would be. The attempt to form relationships without knowing how and being incapable of doing so is to BPD as alcohol is to a drunk.
But because I care about this girl, even though I can't have a relationship with her, I'm no more going to walk away without at least trying once to nudge her toward help than I would turn and walk away from someone I saw drowning.

JM Hanes

I'm glad to see that the 2nd Amendment rally organizers are suing Virginia over the governor's gun ban. It seems unconstitutional to me in terms of both the right to bear arms and freedom of assembly, not that that will stop a lefty judge from blessing the ban. I think there's a strong public safety argument to be made, as I suggested at 6:23 PM yesterday against banning guns, but I don't think it has constitutional weight.

On second thought, I think I'll just post a slightly edited version of my previous comment, instead of just a link.

The VA Governor has escalated the danger level exponentially. Most counter-protesters would probably think twice about trying to disrupt a mass of armed demonstrators, but even worse, the governor's order puts law enforcement officers in a perilous, untenable position. They will now be faced with disarming and/or arresting an armed -- and angry -- populace, rather than simply policing a demonstration. They are being unnecessarily pitted against the protestors as adversaries, not keepers of the peace. That's a wholly owned Democrat powder keg, and I'm sorry to say, one they would be delighted to watch exploding.

I hope the rally organizers are also consulting with law enforcement on how to avoid potential traps.

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

I am, too. One thing I got wrong - the demonstration us on Monday, not this weekend.

JM Hanes

"Please keep talking about this. Her fundraising is going thru the roof."

I'm glad to see that McSally may capable of learning what should be a very obvious lesson: All you have to do is show us that you'll fight back, and we will all chip in to fill your campaign coffers, dollar by dollar by dollar.

It's not rocket science.

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

Trump loves fighters, too. I think it is why so many people love him. Americans love fighters.

Dave (in MA)

Butt-hurt CNN pansy on the clip where McSally points out that CNN's Manure Aju is a "liberal hack".


Chris Cillizza@CillizzaCNN
·
This is what Trump has wrought in the GOP

Now head over to https://twitter.com/search-advanced and find the tweets from January '19 where Cillizza is worked-up about Tlaib's "Impeach the M-F-er".

The Infamous Ignatz

More crazy talk. SOB is your friend.

--Question: Can (as in--Is it possible) a "normie" (lesser damaged, maybe?) even have "emotional parity" with someone they assess to have a PD from the get go?
Seems to me you are already going in there deciding you are the responsible/sane/whatever one. That the other is in need of change/fixing.--

First off, very few people enter a relationship with someone they assess to have a PD from the get go.
All PDs but especially the Cluster B ones are made up of people who have developed defense mechanisms and facades that for a time mimic healthy personalities. Even after they've become enmeshed with them few people understand what they're dealing with unless a head shrinker tells them. I always just assumed my brother was a just a horrible person until a psychologist friend told me he was an N. I didn't know my gal was a B until after we broke up and I went to a T and he told me she was one. And even then I didn't believe him because I didn't really understand the aspects of the illness until later.

Codependents do gravitate toward or are attractive to people with PDs. If your identity comes from having someone needy to take care of and fix then there's no better project than a Cluster B. People with PDs also frequently end up with other people with the same or different PDs.
However, assuming we're talking about NPD or BPD and not something much more obvious like a Schizoid or something then of course there can never be emotional parity and it has nothing to do with blind spots of the normie. A person with NPD or BPD does not experience the world or their own emotions healthily. One of the primary traits of BPD is emotional dysregulation. They have little or no control of their emotions. The essence of a PD is they have usually received some type of childhood trauma or perceived themselves to have that stops their emotional development at a pre adolescent stage. They grow up with adult desires and intellect and abilities but because of the wound, they early on developed a a toddlers emotional defenses to protect themselves from being hurt that way again.
How could one possibly have emotional parity with a spouse or sibling who is a petulant, scared five year old in an adult body?
That IS their personality and it is very unlikely to ever change. For those that are not resistant to therapy they can retrain their mind to act, react and understand others and themselves better. But most head shrinkers consider them treatable but incurable. A few think they can be cured. Regardless, with therapy some can lead much better and even happy lives even if the underlying traits remain. The external disruptions, damage and unhappiness in their lives comes not so much from their wounds which cause their internal anguish, but from their attempts to defend or compensate for those wounds. Those external factors CAN be changed in some PDs if the person becomes self aware enough to even know they have a problem and need help and then is willing to do the difficult and lengthy work to get better.

The Infamous Ignatz

FBI Director Wray’s FISA Abuse Response Flips Justice The Bird

"Wray is expecting us to believe that FBI agents lied to a court because they didn’t have the right form. A normal court would consider his response an act of defiance towards its constitutional authority."

Jack is Back!

For Catsmeat and all you Jane Austen fans. Here is episode 1 of her last and unfinished novel "Sanditon". Courtesy PBS:

https://www.pbs.org/video/episode-1-gm1j04/?utm_source=whattowatchnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=mainpromo1&utm_content=20200117&utm_campaign=sanditon_2020

Very enjoyable even for a chick flick:)

Spare the hare, help the Developer.

Old Lurker

Two possibilities, Iggy.

1. Wray believes that.

2. Wray thinks he can make you believe that.

Either way he is and never was and everyone in DC knew that he was not there to drain the swamp rather to protect it.

This is where the "best Trump could get through the Senate" chorus comes in.

MissMarple2

LISTEN TO THIS MAN. #Truth #TRUMP2020LANDSLIDE https://t.co/J5HsYez8Kf

— Jellenne (@jellen805) January 17, 2020

Why there will be more black votes for Trump this time. Video at the link.

lyle

Read this:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/01/soros-plan-flip-legislatures-redistricting-moving-daniel-greenfield/

All the way to the end. Question? Do you still have a reserved seat on The Ledge™?

henry

OL, this is where the "Time to restock beer" alarm goes off. I'm told the local emporium (code name Awan's) has Narwhal Stout in stock. As narwhal tusks repel jihadis, perhaps their stout does as well.

The Infamous Ignatz

Rupert Murdoch’s Son James Furious at Media Empire’s “Climate Denial”

Old Lurker

As you said, Lyle. Stick with it to the last line.

lyle

Read this as well:

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/terrorists-can-do-no-wrong-daniel-greenfield/

MissMarple2

The Hill
@thehill

JUST IN: Planned Parenthood launching $45 million campaign to back Democrats in 2020 http://hill.cm/W7iz0Db
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Ted Cruz
@tedcruz
·
12h
If they’ve got $45m laying around, why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars?

lyle

Say, has anyone seen Ig and Daniel Greenfield in the same room at the same time? 😉

The Infamous Ignatz

I ran into some alarmist hack over at Judith Curry's blog repeatedly posting this scary, scary graph of nearly boiling oceans [I can't fit the whole thing. Better view at link below];

Thankfully the indispensable Willis Eschenbach had a look see at the underlying study which features the hack Trenberth and the malignant and delusional Mikey Mann.

The Ocean Warms By A Whole Little

The climate punks, mostly commie Chinese, who did the study used zettajoules as their lingua franca.
Willis helpfully converted that to degrees of temperature instead. Turns out that ominous, catastrophic graph describes slightly over one tenth of one degree of warming of the oceans over the last sixty years.
Climate punks.

MissMarple2

That Ted Cruz tweet I posted above has over 2900 replies, most appearing positive to Cruz, and over 14,000 retweets.

Word is getting around on the money scams going on in DC!

Comanche Voter

You go girl! I'm reminded of John D. Loudermilk's tune "Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road". If you see or smell a dead skunk, or a hack journalist, why not call it out?

The Infamous Ignatz

As Willis points out at the bottom of the article if the later higher rate of warming were extrapolated forward it would take three centuries to warm the ocean 1 degree.

The Infamous Ignatz

Wasn't Dead Skunk by Loudon Wainright III?

jimmyk

Sure, Iggy, make light of that. But in about 100,000 years the oceans will be boiling.

Captain Hate

You thought the McRINO funeral was over?

https://mobile.twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1217863429907800064

Captain Hate

Wasn't Dead Skunk by Loudon Wainright III?

As much as I've done to eradicate all memories of that crap, yes.

The Infamous Ignatz

More on that boiling sea study.
The commie authors claimed a margin of error in their calculations of +/-.003 of a degree.

In the comments someone noted that the Argo sea temp buoys we have used since 2005 and are by far the most accurate method we have ever had can only measure sea temps to an accuracy of +/-.6 of a degree.

Climate punks produce junk fake science.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Yes Loundon. GT plays it at the 7th inning stretch at all home Baseball games.

MissMarple2

Every time President Trump is strengthening our country on the international stage, Democrats are trying to bring him down.

There is only one word to describe their actions. ⇨ Sabotage. pic.twitter.com/N0uLR7Wgzv

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 17, 2020

Video at the link.

Old Lurker

Ig, this was the money 'graph for me:

"In this case, the ocean absorbs about 6,360 zettajoules (10^21 joules) of energy per year. That’s an almost unimaginably immense amount of energy—by comparison, the entire human energy usage from all sources, fossil and nuclear and hydro and all the rest, is about 0.6 zettajoules per year …

And of course, the ocean loses almost exactly that much energy as well—if it didn’t, soon we’d either boil or freeze.

So how large is the imbalance between the energy entering and leaving the ocean? Well, over the period of record, the average annual change in ocean heat content per Cheng et al. is 5.5 zettajoules per year … which is about one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the energy entering and leaving the ocean. As I said … amazing stability."

MissMarple2

President @realDonaldTrump caps off an incredible week by welcoming the Louisiana State University Tigers! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/hIDJHeV5sy

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2020

Video at the link.

MissMarple2

"This LSU team will long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history." pic.twitter.com/BhB8s8Yrfz

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 17, 2020

Video at the link.

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