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January 24, 2020

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anonamom

jim nj, to that Iranian father's sage advice, I'll ad my dad's: vote the party, not the person.

I'll modify that--never vote D. (he was R--I do think that is what he'd say now.)

jim nj

peter,

I hope you realize I was teasing you in a loving manner. It was a very special night to me and your being there was part of it.

Back to construction.

Sub-contractors sometimes inadvertently under-bid a contract. They get into it and realize they are going to lose money completing the job. The only way to break even or turn a profit is to focus on "change orders." A "change order" is a negotiation. You point out that the specs are wrong about something and the correct way is not do "this" but "that." So the price has to change. Do that enough and your contract is cancelled. Even if you're correct. Those unexpected changes should have been built into your bid.

If the architect or engineers were wrong you're golden. You get the "change order" and a pat on the back.

Another problem in building contracts is that you believe you have the expertise to accomplish the job. Then you realize you don't, and other people have noticed, and you're fired. Somebody else comes in to replace your contract.

When you think of Trump and wonder whether it's Sun-Tzu, or game theory, at least some of it is pure Darwinian.

Well-managed, competent construction firms thrive. The others, not so much. They file lawsuits that they lose and still complain that they didn't get paid.

So, if somebody says that Trump stiffed them on a construction contract, it could well be true, but there is a court record somewhere showing why.

anonamom

look forward to jane and clarice's take on jim nj's defense strategy. Sounds like a good plan to me. IANAL though. (L=litigator, in this case)

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul
·
9h
36 hours of ad hominem attacks by Schiff et al can’t erase the irony that the Democrats are doing exactly what they accuse @realDonaldTrump
of doing—abusing government to go after their political rival.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a video.

"The American people see this for what it is, which is a disingenuous attack on the President. The Democrats keep saying, 'Our case is overwhelming, the evidence is indisputable.'

...Now over in the Senate they’re saying, 'But we need more evidence.'" - @RepRatcliffe pic.twitter.com/8HO3eFOsPV

— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) January 24, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Mark Meadows
@RepMarkMeadows
·
12h
Absolutely stunning to see Washington Democrats on the Senate Floor today not only peddling flimsy allegations regarding Ukraine, but rehashing outlandish conspiracy theories about the President of the United States acting as a Russian agent.

They will never let it go.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a video.

The facts are clear, House Democrats aren't interested in removing POTUS now (because they know they can't), they're interested in using this trial for political showmanship to force Republicans to vote for their attack ads. Let's end this quick and move on to what matters. pic.twitter.com/np9VIPgY0G

— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) January 24, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to a video.

Tomorrow, the White House will be able to make its case, & for the first time, the defense of @realDonaldTrump will be made for the public to see. @SenRickScott, @SenatorBraun, @SenJoniErnst, @SenatorLankford, & I gave our thoughts on the impeachment trial today. pic.twitter.com/67vm2igohe

— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) January 25, 2020
jim nj

Past my bedtime, but, yes, that money confiscation thing, without an underlying criminal charge is bogus.

However, she f@cked up, she should have brought the money to a local bank, told her story and gotten a cashier's check. Or opened a joint account there.

Maybe I'm missing something, but if she wanted her father to have some control over the money, how did she expect to open an account with his signature on it? When he isn't there? I think that may have been what tripped her up while trying to explain herself.

Me, as an agent, so you conned your father out of his money and you want to deposit it in your own account.

James D.

I think that may have been what tripped her up while trying to explain herself.

But the central point - the ONLY point - is that, as a free citizen, she doesn’t have to explain herself.

jim nj

James D,

Realistically you should be able to carry as much money as you want in the US. There is no border issue involved.

"But the central point - the ONLY point - is that, as a free citizen, she doesn’t have to explain herself."

Can't argue with that.

Nytol

Another Bob

Ig, someone else must have posted the 1:10am under your name.

clarice

She might have or plans to get a Power of Atty which would allow her to manage her father's assets.

MissMarple2

Would you like to travel in time? The fascinating house of the Straw brothers, along Blyth Grove in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, was left to the National Trust in 1990 & opened to the public in '93. It's an amazing time capsule which has remained totally untouched since the 1930s 😍 pic.twitter.com/UuPf88jd81

— BabelColour 🎞 (@StuartHumphryes) January 25, 2020

Link goes to 4 pictures.

Robin, MAC Rubywoo Red is my civil war lipstick

The business about Warren and the bankruptcy laws and her subsequent consulting gig...... Were these the same laws that no longer allowed student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy?

MissMarple2

Robin,

I believe you might be right in making that connection. I wish someone would publicize that, if it's true.

Another Bob

jim nj | January 25, 2020 at 07:42 AM

Agree completely. Which is what opens the door for me to the whole story being BS, and maybe she was robbing him.

But the solution is for TSA to call in the story and her details to the local police. Not pocket the money.

I’ve wondered if there’s some percentage in it for the Fed agents. Are there promotions, raises, bonuses conditioned at least in part on the amount of cash and other property seized?

Robin, MAC Rubywoo Red is my civil war lipstick

As for the discussion about interest-based communities, much of what Porch detailed as the old way of connecting is much more challenging when you have a two-income family trying to juggle everything. Something has to go.

MissMarple2

Jali_Cat{
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@Jali_Cat
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Jan 20
‼️
ATTN America
‼️


Put your political hat aside & ask yourself a simple ?:

Loopholes that encourage illegals & asylum seeking law breakers to flock to American borders can be fix w a few simple law changes...so WHY won’t @SpeakerPelosi
& @DNC act??

Who’s Receiving Payouts??
=======================================
I am pleased to see other people asking this question on Twitter.

joan

Oh, my gosh, I woke up late -- husband already watching tv, which aggravated me. Commercials. They make me irritated anyway, but, over the past months, every commercial features the United Nations in race, color, mixed colors, ethnicity, gays, hip hop ?artists?, LGBTQ, plus white fathers with black children, black mothers & three children--mixed, black, and white, then gay married couples who kiss as they buy insurance. The thing I don't understand!! Where are the Native Americans? Japanese? Chinese? Vietnamese? Hmong? They make sure there are Muslims in their commercials. So, what about the Buddhists? Voodoo?

I'm sick of it. They're cramming inclusivity, equality, access, Equity and access down my throat and I. Don't. Like. It.
:)

Who writes commercial guidelines? I know it isn't the Baptists -- cause they start off singing red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight....

henry

Who writes commercial guidelines?

The same people that write diversity quotas for college admissions or corporate HRdepartments.

KevlarKid


Ghosted.

Buckeye

Schiff spent the last 4 days whizzing on the same spots, over and over again.

Guys got faulty brain wiring.

joan

Actually, I started to post something else but glanced up for a moment and saw a string of commercials -- that was enough to start the day wrong, then I read that Schiff is calling on Justice John Roberts to rule expeditiously. Honestly? The first thing I read is what Adam Schiff wants?!

Because we all know, how Roberts will rule on anything the Democrats desperately need and want. grrrrrrrr!

Captain Hate

Thanks to jim for that Twitchy link showing how Schifty offended the likes of Collins and Murkowski with his crap. But he convinced the loon prosecutor!

What kind of delusional asylum does the Los Angeles County Prosecutor's Office run?

henry

Schiff is hallucinating again. Roberts presides, he does not rule. A majority vote of the Senate rules.

henry

The Trump strikes back at 10.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?468504-1/senate-impeachment-trial-day-6

Jane

Let me be clearer about Schiff’s testimony yesterday. First of aa I never concentrated on what he was spouting about, frankly because it was so far from reality, it was not understandable. He was telling a story so far removed from the facts that he might as well have been talking about something going on in Uruguay.

What blew my mind was how good his style was since I’ve never seen him good at anything - even lying.

For sure he was a joke, and a lying asshole, but quite lyrical about it.

Captain Hate

Which is what opens the door for me to the whole story being BS, and maybe she was robbing him.

But the solution is for TSA to call in the story and her details to the local police. Not pocket the money.

Exactly. This was at worst a local police blotter item and for the feds to get involved in doing anything other than turning it over to them is wildly inappropriate. And very derp state-ish.

MissMarple2

"This is a disgrace to mankind and a disgrace to the people of the United States of America. This is a crime: an impeachment to take down a nation's success." @JonVoight pic.twitter.com/20oEsqa20V

— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) January 25, 2020

Link goes to a beautiful video of Jon Voight, a little over 90 seconds, and well worth watching.

Narciso

Brainslugs in the watercooler.

MissMarple2

Did you guys know South Africa is suffering from a plague of locusts? Worst in 70 years.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1m
The Great @LouDobbs
: “People know, after 3 years of this President, the most historic President in our Country’s history, that there is no one who can touch what he’s done in 3 years, foreign policy, domestic policy, you name it, it’s amazing. Just to have the guts not to be.....

....intimidated by this national left wing media, that reduces most politicians and most public figures to whining, crying, puddles of cowardice - it is really something to have a man in the White House who has a courageous heart and does what he says he will do.”

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/01/24/schweizer-bidens-have-lied-about-hunters-china-dealings-repeatedly/

Another Bob

Jane | January 25, 2020 at 08:55 AM

Agreed Jane. But I guess some think we need to understand it, because Schiff is telling his truth in service of what he thinks is right.

(rolls eyes)

Narciso

Covering for searchlight for forty years

https://mobile.twitter.com/RalstonReports/status/1220921982679535616

KevlarKid

let's play the ratings game---- one day of Team Trump testimony vs all 3 days of Schiff and company's gargling.

of course i'm assuming the tv networks don't cheat on camera time slogging around with news buffalo conjecture: "What do you think the President's defense team will argue this hour?"

henry

Blame Canada

@jkylebass

A husband and wife Chinese spy team were recently removed from a Level 4 Infectious Disease facility in Canada for sending pathogens to the Wuhan facility. The husband specialized in coronavirus research.

https://twitter.com/jkylebass/status/1221065421874397185?s=21

Buckeye

reduces most politicians and most public figures to whining, crying, puddles of cowardice

I'm stealing that:)

MissMarple2


Patrick Howley
@HowleyReporter
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44m
Schiff's "big" Parnas evidence was a total fraud.

And it was deemed to be false based on looking at the Unredacted version of the same exact document Schiff was referring to.

No way to spin it: In my view, Schiff LIED INTENTIONALLY. Case closed.

https://nationalfile.com/schiff-accused-of-falsifying-ukraine-evidence/

Captain Hate

So the ChiComs screwed up biowarfare and turned it on themselves? Sounds like a Biden family operation.

Another Bob

“ Roberts presides, he does not rule.”

What is Roberts’ supposed role anyway? I know COTUS says he has to be there, but to do what?

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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10m
“I like President Trump’s Tweets (Social Media), I like everything about him...and this Ukraine stuff, the trial, the impeachment, this isn’t t about Ukraine. Donald Trump has committed the two unpardonable sins in the eyes of the Democrats. He beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and..

....secondly, he is fulfilling every promise he made, and that is making his opponents apoplectic. They’re trying to get him out of office, and they’re not going to succeed.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, author of “Choosing the Extraordinary Life” Thank you Pastor! @LouDobbs @FoxBus

Buckeye

A husband and wife Chinese spy team were recently removed from a Level 4 Infectious Disease facility in Canada for sending pathogens to the Wuhan facility.

Glad to see someone is digging.

There are 370,000 Chinese "students" in the US.

How many labs need to be compromised before we get a clue??

I don't give a shit how many pay full tuition.

Captain Hate

I don't give a shit how many pay full tuition.

Academia needs to be MOABed hard and repeatedly.

MissMarple2

President Trump saw firemen saluting ahead, he stopped the motorcade and walked over to thank them, shake their hands and take a pic with them. Thank you Man. Source Fireman's cell phone camera. (Turn up audio) pic.twitter.com/DNZ226b8an

— 45 🇺🇸 - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TheTrumpPage1) January 25, 2020

Link goes to video.

THIS is one of the reasons why his voters remain loyal.

KevlarKid

Roberts monitors compliance with rules for potty breaks, candy jar refills, and videotaping Kamala Harris when she does her squat stretching.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
5m
Our case against lyin’, cheatin’, liddle’ Adam “Shifty” Schiff, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, their leader, dumb as a rock AOC, & the entire Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrat Party, starts today at 10:00 A.M. on @FoxNews, @OANN or Fake News @CNN or Fake News MSDNC!

Jane

TV ratings for Sat are always the lowest of the week, but no one is watching anyway. I suspect Trump’s opening will go about 3 hours and the real stuff will come out Monday.

I hope they have the guts to talk about all the Dems connections in Ukraine that made them all richer under the corrupt government, and that this BS is all about cutting off their money. I won’t hold my breath.

KevlarKid

last night's local news turnips were clutching pearls over the attendance drops in "asian" lunar new year celebrations. fitting it's the Year of the Rat.

quite humorous clips shot during the day at different festivals--- vietcong, chiCommie, etc. no crowds. "come out. enjoy chikkin."

page 2 was a followup story about busts made on vietnamese puta palaces in south bay residential areas.

open dem borders wide and let all the funky bugs in. this doesn't end well.

anything to get the attention off Nancy's exposed leather ass.

Buckeye

CH, when Jr. was knee deep in the cancer research, he took me on a tour of a new facility on campus dedicated to that activity.

Big new tower, maybe 10 floors, maybe half a dozen labs per floor. There are about 5 similar buildings beside each other adjacent to the hospital.

Thing that struck me on the tour was that most of the chatter I heard was in Chinese, not English.

MissMarple2

ChuckGrassley
@ChuckGrassley
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36s
More gr8 news for farmers: Trump admin rolls back harmful WOTUS rule from Obama & REDUCES fed govt regs New waters of US definition DOESNT affect roadside ditches farm ponds waste treatment systems prior converted cropland etc

Captain Hate

Buckeye,

One of my former neighbors was a naturalized German prof of whatever branch of academia that deals with biotechnology like nanoparticles. He'd invite me to some get togethers where his students were invited and they were mostly the yellow Horde. They were very westernized and friendly. I was never completely sure how to regard them so I was my usual pleasant self.

henry

Thanks Miss M. Had a mile of trees along one ditch removed under that rule. End of privacy screen, without any improvement in drainage. Now kids run at s along the ditch. (The latter is against WI law, I asked the local cops to confiscate such atvs in the future. Police came through. Parents of the kids are not happy... but my neighbors and I are delighted).

Another Bob

Speaking at an event is an assault against “women’s rights”.

https://twitter.com/mikebloomberg/status/1220774294118072320?s=21

Mike Will Get It Done

Another Bob

Is Bloomberg even serious about this run?

That campaign motto is SO Mike Dukakis...

henry

Trump team up.

henry

Cippilone is going Joe Friday... just the facts.

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

Back maybe 25 years ago, I took an evening job packing clothing for shipment from a catalogue company here in town. They had a tailoring department to hem pants, skirts, shorten sleeves, etc. before shipment. Probably 20 tailors.

ALL WERE CHINESE!

This bothered me a lot. The reason is that Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals is in town,not that far from the facility, and as far as I knew at the time, it wasn't THAT easy to get out of China if you were a simple tailor. Seemed to me it was a way to set up a swipe and ship connection. None of the Chinese spoke English.

A long time ago I read a novel in which the Chinese method of spying was described as "A Thousand Grains of Sand," meaning that agents would steal just a portion of a mechanism, formula, weapon, plan, etc. and then it would be assembled back in China. I never could get that out of my mind.

henry

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