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December 31, 2020

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James D.

The $600 stimulus checks are definitely going out. Mine got direct deposited overnight.

anonamom

So New Years Eve is the only anniversary we celebrate and this is the 56th year since our 1st date. It was a party at a buddy’s mom’s place. He had a 1st date that same night and they are still married.

I guess it is ours too! Only it was a double date, and I was with my husband's roommmate, and he was with my BFF. I don't know when the trade got made, but it was the right one--a total of 85 years of marital bliss resulted for the four of us.

I think our morning coffee discussion has presented itself. Might need to Facetime the other couple, to get the details of this straightened out.

If I am recalling things correctly--it was 47(!!!) years ago.

Jim Eagle

Good morning 2021!

I think I made it to about 10 and just flopped out.

But since Times Square was empty, i didn’t miss much plus Mrs. JiB is in Key Biscayne with Frederick and friends. Fireworks since dusk on the beach is all i got along with a glass of champagne.

James D.

Congrats, anonamom!!!!

Marlene

Happy New Year!

Gentlejim

Happy New Year JOM!!

I heard more shots fired last night than at a range day.

2.5 hours of sleep. Grrrrr... waiting for the ice storm to roll in.

Moar covfefe...

anonamom

Yesterday, local talk news station played our police chief asking us to NOT fire shots in the air last night to celebrate, with a couple of victims of those falling bullets testifying "Yes, they can injure people" too.

So I went to bed around nine thirty instead. ;-)

MissMarple2

Gentlejim,


How far south is that ice storm supposed to extend?

Covfefe for me, too.

Narciso

Happy new year all.

JimNorCal

The part of Joe Rogan that I like best is when he questions a guest about their deviation from the conventional wisdom. He is gentle but persistent.
Example, when he discusses mask wearing with Berenson. I avoid masks whenever possible but I would have found the questioning a challenge.

For the first year ever we didn't gut it out till midnight, instead turned in early. We'll be up early to head to nearby Mission Peak with another couple to walk up to the summit. As the traditional Chinese New Year wish goes "May each step take you higher".
Of course ... once you're at the top, each subsequent step takes you lower ... these proverbs only get you so far ...

Narciso

Wuhan square was open, but times square wasnt, curious

Gentlejim

MM,

You should be seeing it now.

MissMarple2

Gentlejim,

Yep. Sun came up and my RV has a coating of ice. Ugh.

Narciso

When you're back up, gentlejim any feedback on ehat i semt you.

Narciso

What i sent you.

anonamom

Melanie Phillips on the lessons Brexit holds for all democracies:

https://www.jns.org/opinion/lessons-from-britains-brexit-breakthrough/

Robin, eff 'em all

Happy New Year!

Amom, I didn't realize that Rogan lost touch with his dad at age 7. I find his curiosity so refreshing! Surrounded by people who live by their dogma, it's nice to hear someone say, I think this, but I could be wrong! He and I graduated high school the same year, and he reminds me of so many guys I knew growing up.

Got our $600x3 direct deposited the other night, pending a 1/4 delivery. Haven't decided how to handle, but will probably be paying our high deductible for my surgery with it.

Best wishes to all of you!

Robin, eff 'em all

2020 is such a mixed bag for us, but I am most grateful for my nuclear family. Everyone really showed their best selves over this long year - between shutdowns, my injury that put an enormous burden on everyone else, my son's plans being completely derailed - I'm so proud of our kids, who have stepped up, and I love my husband dearly for leaning into the "for worse" part of marriage with his usual kindness and grace.

I can't wait to visit family and travel and get back to my usual physical outings on paddle board and skates!

Jim Eagle

MM,

You have an RV?

Jane

Happy NEW year!

This is as excited as I’ve ever been about a NEW year.

Beautiful morni0ng on the lanai! No need for a sweater at the poopy park in this NEW year!

Time for a NEW attitude, and some optimism because it’s a NEW year.

(Wonder how long I can keep it up)

MissMarple2

https://www.axios.com/nyse-delist-chinese-telecom-companies-us-order-93410513-aadd-44fe-af40-f2201b6d7b44.html

NYSE to delist three Chinese companies on U.S. executive order

The companies — China Mobile Ltd., China Telecom Corp Ltd., China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. — will be suspended from trading between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11, and proceedings to delist them have started, the exchange said in a statement.

Narciso


What about this anonamom


https://www.rootclaim.com/analysis/what-is-the-source-of-covid-19-sars-cov-2

MissMarple2

Jack,

No. (Why I needed coffee.)

It's an SUV.

rse

I second a'mom's recommendation of that Phillips column on brexit.

Happy New Year all. Doing a yoga class later which seems a nice way yo start 2021 and then making good luck soup with black eyed peas, frozen okra and other yummy things. Probably will throw in some lacinato kale too in case last night's chard with bacon wasn't enough green to ensure reasonable prosperity this year.

Had to laugh at the grocery store yesterday after I realized I needed more chard than the 2 bunches I had. Fresh Market was picked over in greens with only iceberg lettuce left. After 2020, people are bringing back the southern traditions in earnest apparently with many having no idea how to cook collards, kale, or turnip greens.

We have eaten a lot of greens during the pandemic as nature's way of immunizing against ANY virus.

CCGirl-when your fil gets home I can post the famous bone broth recipe I developed when I had pneumonia about 5 years ago and realized I needed some way of creating an expectorant function to get my lungs clear. Grated ginger and horseradish make excellent additions to accomplish that. Red's best college friend in paris actually called her for the recipe when she was feeling under the weather .

Jim Eagle

Just checked and I have $600 more in my account. Trump bucks!

Tom Bowler

Happy New Year to all my good friends!

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2021/01/01/both-newspapers-in-utahs-capital-print-final-daily-editions/

Both papers going to on-line only but will print Sunday editions.

Narciso


Usatoday was supposed to have gone virtual six monthsago yet

https://mobile.twitter.com/alimhaider/status/1344794146897354754

anonamom

from 50 minutes ago--Scott Adams re tweeting a Rudy Guiliani tweet, and asking if it's for real

Scott Adams
@ScottAdamsSays
·
50m
Is this real?
Quote Tweet


Rudy W. Giuliani
@RudyGiuliani
· 19h
In a country with a free press, you would know:

1. The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee issued a report demonstrating the vote was stolen from @realDonaldTrump.

2. The vote was unanimous and BIPARTISAN to audit Fulton County’s Absentee ballots.

3. And to de-certify Biden.

Narciso

A rare truthteller

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1344791378669264896

anonamom

Intoxicated Andy Cohen letting the world know what he thinks of Bill deBlasio very early this morning on CNN:


https://twitter.com/danielchaitin7/status/1344876873944334336

rse

a'mom-

Some voting group is running commercial in Ga on radio commending the pos sos for the "fine job" he is doing to locate fraud in Ga's elections. It is positively Orwellian to listen to.

Tom Bowler

I had always thought that Lara Logan was set up by CBS. That CBS let Logan's story air, knowing about the one questionable witness, with the plan to "discredit" him in order to bury Hillary's and Obama's Benghazi problem once and for all.

https://mobile.twitter.com/mjgranger1/status/1344987640383365120

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/maryland-rep-jamie-raskin-announces-death-son

Amherst grad and second-year Harvard Law. No cause of death announced.

rse

https://lockdownsceptics.org/lest-we-forget-life-is-not-non-death/ is very good.

An excerpt--

Make no mistake: when an old woman is denied the small comfort of her sons’ arms in the face of her husband’s death, it heralds the end of all the comforts of life. For, far from being only non-death, life – real, human life – unfolds in the face of death, comprising just the right amount of remembering death to give it its rhythm and urgency and just the right amount of forgetting death to give it its joy and purpose.

Life – real, human life – is not life or death. It is life and death; or, as the philosophers say, life-towards-death.

The Guardian newspaper ran a headline for months this year – So Much Living Left To Do – under which were written accounts of those who had died with COVID-19. Yet the average age of Covid death in England and Wales is more than 82 years. Older than the average life expectancy. And of those who died younger than this, almost all had co-morbidities. Those who died with COVID-19 this year did not have so much living left to do. They had, almost universally, very little living left to do. Their lives were not unimportant. But their lives were coming to an end.

But when life is merely non-death, there is no nuance, no context, no qualification. There is not more life and less life, there is not better quality of life and worse quality of life. There is simply life – absolute life. And therefore no limit to the amount of living left to do.

anonamom

Yinon Weiss
@yinonw
·
Dec 31, 2020
It took a Freedom of Information request but
@Covid19DataUK
acquired 2017-2019 averages for England hospitalizations.

2020 had 18% fewer hospitalizations than prior years.

All around the world, using hospital data without context of prior years is just a fear generating lie.

You can see the graphic here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/yinonw/status/1344628047266410499

rse

amom-

That fits with this. https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/12/30/what-is-left-to-say/

MissMarple2

Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo
·
1h
US government account

My New Year’s Resolution: give the American people the full story about our foreign policy. You may not read it elsewhere.

Narciso

Epstein was le chiffre a math genius who lived on an island, worked with all sorts of shifty characters in the overworld the syzgy of public and private power

MissMarple2

Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo
·
1h

US government account
We’re so much safer today than four years ago. Over the coming days, I’m going to lay out the mission set, the huge wins, personal stories, and a lot more. Just me, Mike.

Captain Hate

That Lara Logan report was from 2019. I don't know why so many people on Twitter recycle old news as if it's somehow pertinent today even if it was never acted on.

hrtshpdbox

That flight log has been available for ages--was released with many many others. It was NOT a selective, recent leak.

Not recent, but Patrick Byrne tweeted it yesterday, saying "Well look at that", as if it was breaking. Wazzup with P. Byrne, anyway?

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

It is always a problem. I have tried to be more careful about linking things. Many times an article will not put the date at the top but instead puts it at the bottom. Also, if there is a retweet there won't be an easily found date of the original post.

Captain Hate

But since Times Square was empty

The Horde said Kaiser Wilhelm and his whore wife were dancing by themselves in a particularly tone deaf way to end the year. Way to go, NYC.

anonamom

Narc, I have zero basis for making an intelligent assessment of where that virus originated.

Narciso

Mike morell who was one of those clerks that almost made it to the heap at langley his memoir was boring as heck, was see bs consultant so he would have known about blue mpuntain groups bonafides

anonamom

It's an SUV.

You know you spend way too much time here if you--like me-- knew on reading RV that's what she meant.

Narciso

Had you heard of gain say function. Though.

Narciso

Byrne has chased some rabbit holes and gotten burned, probably from being too close to the truth.

henry

CH, barf worthy video here:

https://twitter.com/nycmayorsoffice/status/1344897547370954753?s=21

Tom Bowler

CH @ 9:52

Good catch. Sorry I missed that.

Len

Henry - you said barf worthy and yet I still clicked on it. I can't un-see that and now 2021 is ruined.

Narciso

The man has killed more people then binladen and yet hasnt been bitten by a rabit groundhog or squirrel.

Buckeye

I think Byrne and Wood are both even bigger provocateurs than me.

Sure as hell have bigger megaphones.

Captain Hate

Don't worry about it, Tom. Regarding your original point, I thought it was really dumb to send an obviously western woman into a seething Islamic hotbed and Logan has to share the responsibility.

MissMarple2

amomamom,

HA! I thought to wean myself from the internet and get an old movie to watch. I REALLY wanted to watch "Independence Day" (1996) and it is not available except by paying for it, which I won't do.

Then I got to thinking that maybe that movie is in high demand, which also would be an interesting clue. That's how I discovered Guiliani's tweets last night before going to bed to the sound of fireworks and gunshots, with the old dog curled up next to the space heater (she's 18) and one of the cats in bed with me scared out of her mind.

I suppose I should think about taking the tree down today but everything is covered in ice and my daughter put all of the tubs for storage out in the garage.

Narciso

Wood saw the likes of doug jones and freehs fbi nabbed the wrong men let the perpetrator commit greater offenses escaped into the appalachiams for five years and until this year was not held accountable

henry

Len, some years should come with warning labels.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Narciso

Thats what their inteligenxe consultant should have told them.

henry

That Solarwinds hack? They got to MicroSoft’s source code.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-hacked-in-russia-linked-solarwinds-cyberattack-11609437601?

Jane

This is the year to completely expose the “deep state”. Left and right. Media, high Tech and everything else. We need to be unrelenting!

Narciso

But cisa said it was all cool.

Narciso

And they are misidentifying the malware.

henry

See the DA railroad a cop in addition to Rittenhouse. Per TMJ4:

According to the Kenosha Common Council agenda for Jan. 4, the city District Attorney will deliver his decision within the first two weeks of January. Following the eight days after the decision, this emergency order will be in effect.

Rocco

BTW, a foxhole is a static position, just like a ledge or redoubt. A hidey hole is not offensive. Don’t trust me. Trust my grandfather’s Anacostia neighbor, later customer (supplied on the move to relieve Bastogne) Patton. Attack is movement, not emplacement.

Sorry for the length of this post, I could have just posted the link but I thought it worthy.

The 101st Airborne Division (nicknamed “Screaming Eagles”) is an elite modular specialized light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations. During WW2 they fought in several major campaigns and battles, including the Battle of the Bulge, around the city of Bastogne. The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement in December 1944 between American and German forces. The goal of the German offensive was to take control of Antwerp’s harbour. In order to reach it before the Allies had a chance to regroup and bring their aerial support, German mechanized forces had to seize the roadways through eastern Belgium, because they all converged on Bastogne. The American soldiers in the city were outnumbered 5 to 1 and were lacking cold-weather gear, ammunition, food, medical supplies and senior leadership. Due to the bad winter weather, the U.S. forces could not be resupplied by air and air support wasn’t available. On the 22nd of December, General von Lüttwitz submitted a demand for surrender to his Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, who was commanding the U.S. forces in Bastogne “To the U.S.A Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircles by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands. There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note. If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours term. All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well-known American humanity. The German Commander.” Shortly after McAuliffe sent the following communication to von Lüttwitz: “To the German Commander. NUTS! The American Commander.” The besieged American forces were relieved by elements of General Patton’s Third Army on the 27th of December.

https://www.sabaton.net/discography/coat-of-arms/screaming-eagles/

Rocco

off

henry

More coffee.

Narciso

Thats when sepp dietrich otto skorzeny and jochen peiper organized that ambush.the first and third were involved in malmedy

Tom R

MJW @ 2:02

If the John Roberts on the flight log was some Joe Blow regular guy not affiliated with the government then there would be no need to keep that information a secret from the public.

If the John Roberts on the flight log is the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS then that makes it a national security matter and justifies making the flight logs classified.

You are more than welcome to believe otherwise I don’t care.

MissMarple2

How I feel:

MissMarple2

Tom R.,

What if the John Roberts on the flight log is the White House reporter for Fox? THAT John Roberts could also be a national security threat.

Narciso

Many of the players that byrne came across in his derp capture research were probably guilty yet they had a full lawfare battalion behind them

Narciso


Germany had the concession in tsien (sic) right?


https://mobile.twitter.com/SohrabAhmari/status/1344627890235834369

Narciso

Tsingtao right.

Tom R

Not recent, but Patrick Byrne tweeted it yesterday, saying "Well look at that", as if it was breaking. Wazzup with P. Byrne, anyway?

Byrne has been attending strategy sessions at the White House on how to fight back against the stolen election. That pushes the needle in the direction that the John Roberts on the flight log is the Chief Justice and that Team Trump wants everyone to know that. If someone has dirt on Roberts and uses it to control how he votes on SCOTUS then that is obviously a big deal.

CCGirl

Jane, Maybe Woburn? I was eight when he quit, so my memory is fuzzy on the details. This summer a customer asked if my father had worked there, and did he quit rather than work in Alaska. Turns out his father worked with mine, and he chose to travel to the Aleutians. I guess my father’s quitting was a bit legendary with his co-workers.

RSE, hubs just left to see his father. I’ll get an update and gauge his state. I think I took a screen shot of that recipe. I’ll let you know if I can’t find it. I’m keeping my distance as I am around so many people at the store.

Happy New Year! I’m resolving to stay positive no matter what.

Walking the dog, taking my long walk, then shopping. Full day! Sun is out!

hrtshpdbox

Were all the flight logs originally classified, or just that one?

I've no idea, but it would be interesting to know - a lazy man's google image search for Epstein logs shows plenty with no designation.

Tom R

MM @ 11:03

How would a reporter working for a major news network affect national security? I’m not seeing it.

Narciso

It struck because steyn pointed out who were the most affected countries. Although i dont know if italy had a concession in china.

Narciso


They shared one:


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_concession_of_Tientsin#/media/File%3AKarte_der_Konzessionsgebiete_in_Tientsin.jpg

Narciso


What they dont say


https://mobile.twitter.com/HisBlakeness/status/1344813374148849664

Narciso

The thread shows a long stamding pattern of category error re the bears.

Narciso

Maybe its clearer here:

https://t.co/vCayoBGWt6?amp=1

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Wokeism Should Terrify Liberals--

GF Kaus.
I much prefer honest authoritarian progs to these phony "liberals" who pretend not to see the path they advocate is the same one the woke progs are on.
They're like dipshit kids who decide halfway down the steep icy hill with the rockpile at the bottom that they want to stop the toboggan and get off.
There is no offramp on the road to the prog dystopia, Mickey. You either jump the median and start back to sanity or you end up here;

Robin, eff 'em all

I'm with Jane, I'm feeling rather upbeat on this first day of 2021. Even if Biden is sworn in, I have faith that the next three weeks are going to be about the disinfectant of sunlight on all of the corruption. Biden will be hamstrung before he even walks in the door.

We're in a war. 74 million Americans are pissed and open to the idea of deep rot within our government structure. To think that Trump won't burn it all down on his way out is kind of unimaginable. The only question is how he will do it.

Tom R

Haha the Philly mayor banned the annual Mummers Parade today so instead all the Mummer organizations staged a “protest” and had the parade anyway.

Narciso

Typepad doesnt like that thread.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

It's kind of funny to listen to the progs say 'but he lost in court 59 times so there isn't any voter fraud'.

If there isn't any voter fraud shouldn't the progs have been on Trump's side seeking recounts and forensic audits to make it plain there was zero fraud? It's not like the Trump family would be doing the audits.
Instead 59 times the progs did everything they could to prevent the one thing that would shut Trump and his unspeakable supporters up.
It's so contrary to good government and common sense it might even make one think that a party that can not only tolerate but champion a blatant organized crime outfit like the Chicago Machine, smother a story about the obvious corruption of Joe Biden and his reprobate son and brother and to this day still act as though the Clintons are not unindicted coconspirators of just about every political crime of the last 30 or 40 years actually did engage in systematic vote fraud.
Mark Elias is just another Bruce Cutler.

Jane

Ccgirl,

I grew up about 1/2 mile from the Raytheon plant in Andover. Very odd location and I think it’s still there, although I don’t know it’s still Raytheon.

MissMarple2

Tom R.,

How could John Roberts of Fox affect national security? IF he was blackmailed or paid off, he could carry classified documents out of the White House given to him by some traitorous aide, report on things he overheard to his handlers, gain the President's trust and plant false information with him, etc.


Jane

Robin,

It’s up to us, not just Trump. I’m blown away by how uninformed most people in this country are, and they are told to discount actual facts. Very very hard to penetrate.

Buckeye

Cincy and Georgia look closely matched.

Defensive battle so far.

Buckeye

A little more rhythm that series, Cincy scores.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

You reminded me of the famous toboggan story my dad always told.

The winter after my folks were married and before I came along, they went to a winter resort with friends for a brief vacation. (I think it was Pokegon but am not sure.)

Anyway, they rented a toboggan and my dad was in charge of steering. They were headed for a steep turn and my dad, not realizing that nobody else would understand, yelled "Lean!" and mom and the other two couples did - only the women leaned left and my dad and the other guys leaned right, so that the upshot was they went straight ahead and ran off the track at the curve, flying head over heels into the snow!

Luckily, no one was hurt. My dad always told the story with appropriate gestures and demonstrated the leaning by using his fingers intertwined, which makes it funnier in my memory than it probably seems here.

Captain Hate

Getting my wife a smart phone was one of the dumbest things I've done.

MissMarple2

Jane,

This is because you, like most of us here (other than rse, who has dedicated herself to discovering this insidious epidemic of ignorance) assumed that those who came behind us got the same type of education that we did.

Even my daughter and son don't know things I would have thought they would have learned. And I am not talking science or math, but basic things like the Spanish settling South America and Mexico before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the Oklahoma Land Rush, etc. (I ran across my great Uncle Louis' obituary from the Stillwater, Oklahoma newspaper and discovered he had ridden a fast horse and claimed a fairly large chunk of land around Stillwater. (I may have known this and forgotten it, although I do remember when he came to visit my grandparents in the early 50's and embarrassed my mother at the State Fair by going up to livestock exhibitors and poking them in the chest with his cane and saying "Louis Mossler, Stilllwater, Oklahoma! Who are YOU?")

My daughter didn't even know that there had been an Oklahoma Land Rush!

Kathryn Anne

CH:
Your little grand-daughter is just darling! Glad your daughter’s life is going along in such a positive.
The job of a parent doesn’t end until they no longer need you which means it continues on and on.
Ccgirl:
So glad fil is recuperating.
Jimmyk, Steph and RSE,
These holidays must have been hard for you after the loss of a parent. You are all such wonderful daughters and son.
Robin:
Glad you are on the mend.
JIB:
Hope you are relieved about Frederick getting his license.
Enjoy his time at home.
DrJ:
You are looking so happy in those pictures it warms my heart.
MJW:
Always good to hear the voice of reason.
Here is hoping President Trump prevails as new allegations about tampering with military ballots has been revealed.
Happy New Year to all.
Rocco:
So glad to hear someone else prays the rosary regularly.

CCGirl

Jane, I have been corrected! Wayland, not Woburn. I know a few people from Andover.

Just completed the walks. In all I encountered about twenty people, all wearing masks except two! My son and a woman who went to college with me, and later was my youngest’s amazing 5th grade teacher. Both were running. Stay positive ccgirl! 😂

CCGirl

Rse, I guess I didn’t save the recipe after all. Thanks!

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