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December 23, 2020

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Melinda

Well that's an inconvenient data point, she works for 2 Chinese Ed companies?

Democrat Loser in Iowa’s 2nd District Wants Recount. She’s Getting Paid by China

https://thenewamerican.com/democrat-loser-in-iowas-2nd-district-wants-recount-shes-on-the-chinese-governments-payroll/

Jim Eagle

AB,

Why do you ask? Not in my Catholic life.

MissMarple2

Here's a fun thread. Video of the improvement in long distance calls when it went from 5 minutes in the 20's down to on-two minutes in the early 40's.

It's followed by tons of people talking about phones they had, or their parents or grandparents, working as a switchboard operator, etc.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1341837781304152064

MissMarple2

I think Don Jr. has more of his dad in him than Eric.

Jane

Jib,

I’m not sure what an IB program is, but Megan did her senior year and first year of college in one year. She starts at Brown in Jan after it opens up. F that is what Frederick is doing, probably most colleges would allow him to attend on shortnotice, if he wanted to.

Jim Eagle

Jane,

International Baccalaurate. Founded at his school and now offered in a lot of schools even in the US. A quick way to enter the better colleges.

Catsmeat

Hi, henry--that's really great, and thanks. The Annotated Alice is very helpful--I grew up with '60 edition in my dad's library as a kid and was mostly very, very puzzled by the annotations. They will be helpful to you especially regarding mathematics and philosophy of language (not what my book does--or ever could do, given its author!)--

Jim Eagle

Okay, I don't get MM's 7:04. Please explain:)

bubarooni

witch in a ditch?

i'd wager as much.

lyle

See You Next Tuesday by The Throughway?

lyle

Fake tits on a ditz?

MissMarple2

bubarooni wins the prize! "Witch in a ditch" is correct!

Jim Eagle

MM,

Who is the witch?

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/12/23/massachusetts-gov-charlie-baker-bans-gatherings-10-private-homes/

No gatherings in private homes of over 10 after December 25.

MissMarple2

Jack,

Pelosi!

lyle

Scrunt in a...okay, I got nuthin. 😎

lyle

I wouldn’t go with “witch,” per se...

Captain Hate

Rhymes with...

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.

Link goes to a screen cap of that presidential memorandum which says that Pence cannot accept illegally created electors via fraudulent vote.

America, @VP @Mike_Pence MUST do this, tomorrow!

To defend our Constitution from our enemies:

Foreign: China, Russia, Iran

&

Domestic: BigTech Censorship, MSM Censorship, Corrupt Officials at the Federal, State, and Local levels!

Let him know! pic.twitter.com/GvBAlzeGFg

— Ivan #PenceCard Raiklin (@Raiklin) December 22, 2020
Captain Hate

New pardons and commutations including Manafort and Stone.

Jane

More pardons including Manarort, Stone and Kushner’s father. (Is he still in jail?)

henry

Lyle, shunt is the word you are looking for.

@cnbc

BREAKING: Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

MissMarple2

The President retweets himself from 6 years ago:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
Jun 4, 2014
I hope we never find life on other planets because there's no doubt that the U.S. Government will start sending them money!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

"Apparently, NYC can do worse than DiBlasio"

"No, I don't think that's possible."

Besides the policy issues jimmyk lists, doesn't deBlasio have a corruption problem? Like vast quantities of public money vanish in programs run by his wife?

henry

Jim_sv, you are saying Yang has no such problem? (I have no idea, but wouldn’t bet on it).

Jim Eagle

I still cannot believe we are allowing Biden and his cohorts to steal a legitimate election. Just beyond reality for me.

And yet, it seems to being going through. Tells me that the whole polical, justice, government system is corrupt and beyond repair. We as a public, citizen and voter are screwed beyond regret.

MissMarple2

Seems like there is some dissension in the democrat ranks. Here's Clinton's former Secretary of Labor:

Robert Reich
@RBReich

Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic.

Instead he's denying paid sick leave to his employees — and has already subjected nearly 20,000 warehouse workers to Covid-19.

Demand Congress tax the rich, and shop local.
3:35 PM · Dec 23, 2020·

Jim Eagle

I agree with shop local.

I try to do that without resorting to big box stores. Sometimes it is a challenge to find a store for what you need.

MissMarple2

Greg Kelly
@gregkellyusa
·
13m
Congratulations to ROGER STONE——this FBI “raid” was a total ABUSE OF POWER. White Collar, First Time offender, they send the Freaking SWAT TEAM? What a bunch of Whack Jobs. Confiscate THEIR badges.

MissMarple2

New York Post
@nypost
·
1m
Leslie West, of 'Mississippi Queen' band Mountain, dead at 75 https://trib.al/MVRkXuy

clarice

There's an IB school nearby on Oahu though I don't know if they have a residential program.Still it's a very demanding school with an outstanding science, math, robotics and makers program .https://www.iolani.org Because they have so much space in the middle of Honolulu they are having in person classes.

Henry, pls ask her.

lyle

Dang it, henry! 😬

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/23/donald-trump-sows-chaos-congress-departs-florida/

Yes, well, Congress has sown chaos all year, so excuse me if I don't have much sympathy for them.

lyle

Shop local! Oh, wait...

jimmyk

"Witch in a ditch" is correct!

Dang, I had "Slut in a rut."

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

henry, I'm ignorant but I'd still wager Yang could never beat deBlasio in corruption. I've seen numbers with a lot of following zeros when discussing the current Mayor

Neo

AG Barr revealed that federal agents can enter ballot counting centers, sparking speculation of what’s to come.

The law prevents armed agents from being present while votes are being cast. But they can be present where the votes are being counted.

lyle

Dang, I had "Slut in a rut."

Here ya go, buddy: 🏆

clarice

JiB, you can also check if the UWC in New Mexico which has an IB program and boarding facilities is open https://www.uwc-usa.org

Narciso


Fwiw

https://mobile.twitter.com/peterjhasson/status/1341923012044582913

Narciso


Hmm

https://www.meforum.org/61877/senate-builds-on-mef-investigation-into-world-vision#.X-PGfZOhZqA.facebook

Narciso

How is that different than the times:


https://mobile.twitter.com/LeeSmithDC/status/1341865453090648064

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-veto-national-defense-authorization-act

The article has some quotes from the letter he sent to the House explaining his veto.

Narciso


I didnt lesson to the last part of this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7-joGtPy3NA&feature=youtu.be

Jane

Sounds like Barr’s replacement my appoint a special prosecutor for Hunter. How fun!

Captain Hate

And yet, it seems to being going through. Tells me that the whole polical, justice, government system is corrupt and beyond repair. We as a public, citizen and voter are screwed beyond regret.

Some sea change in politics happened while Gaylord was President. A Hillsdale lecturer of the Federalist Papers who is kind of annoying in his formal discussions but strangely personable in informal Q & As said something interesting: that under the Rat there was no compromise between parties and that Shecky Schumer was quoted that investing so much political capital into GaylordCare instead of other smaller things was a political mistake. Keep in mind Schmucky was behind the Searchlight pervert in the Senate pecking order so the comments might have not received much enemedia attention.

Politics is broken now. The GOP is useless; either by blackmail or straight out being bought by Soros and his ilk and China, they've undermined Trump just as much as the other side of the aisle. I don't know how this can be resolved when you have a majority of the citizens without representation.

MissMarple2

From Dan Scavino, about 3 minutes ago, on Twitter:

clarice

what do you think, that photo means? It's a mystery to me.

MissMarple2

clarice,

No idea. Could be "One nation, under God". Could be "there really is a Uniparty."

So far the people replying are trying to figure it out (almost 900 replies already) and aside from the nasty democrat stuff there are a wide variety of theories.

What did strike me looking at it is that President Trump ha a distinctive profile and figure, and there are a lot of pictures on line of him just in silhouette and in every one you instantly know it's him.

Jane

It means: it isn’t over!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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Threadkiller

It means “Birth certificates have but only one layer.”

clarice

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/yes-it-was-stolen-election-john-perazzo/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Dem campaign workers: hold onto your stuff!

Threadkiller

The United States Supreme Court has flagrantly violated its Rules, and it is now claiming not to know where my papers and $300 check are, even though they received all papers on December 4, 2020, proved by my time-stamped copy.

The case analyst I spoke with today, a short tempered insulting individual, also tried to convince me there was a Supreme Court Rule preventing me from filing the case. When pressed to cite the Rule, he could not do so. Because there is no such Rule.

I filed exactly as required by Rule 17.4, and that Rule says the case “will be docketed” when forty copies and $300 are received. Those were received at the Court on December 4th. They have been holding my $300 check for three weeks.

I had the papers filed by commercial same day courier, at the Supreme Court Police booth, which is the proper place the Court receives filings. The Officer stamped my copy, as is the normal process.

Since the Attorney General of Arizona mentioned my filing in their Amicus Motion in the Texas case, the Supreme Court itself cannot pretend my papers were stalled by their clerks. Make no mistake about it, my case is a clear winner under Foster v. Love, and the Supreme Court simply may not want it docketed for that reason.

This is not my first rodeo at the so called “Supreme” Court. This institution, like all of our other political institutions, is a total and utter disgrace, violating its own rules and employing bouncers at the door.

More to follow, including all of my emails with the Court about this case, and a complete run down of my last tainted encounter with the “Supreme” Court. I have some interesting docket analysis from my last case, when the Court tried to suppress my filing, and then looked very bad when it was forced by the public anger to correct itself.

Justice Souter was in charge of reviewing that application, and then he resigned six months later. I’m not implying the two incidents are connected. But the docket on that case is nothing less than bizarre.

https://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2020/12/23/the-united-states-supreme-court-is-stonewalling-my-case/

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Survey: which Gender Studies meme is better?

1/2aboy&1/2aman

I think MM’s 9:39 photo means: Be very, very quiet, we’re hunting wabbits er wats!

Narciso

Well that could be considered an act of war.

Narciso

We see with the tories even with the likud, the leadership is quite nearly useless, yes im including johnson in this as he acquiescing to effect a hammerlock on the uk based on bad data.

Narciso


Lots im gathering


https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerWi/status/1341801104187793408

Pinandpuller

Kamala, when the walls fell.

Joe, he had hairy legs.

Vaxxine, at rest

Jesus, his arms wide.

Narciso

Pardoning kushner sr was a jab at stay puft.

MissMarple2

This video was retweeted by President Trump about a minute ago. Video at the link, nine minutes.

pic.twitter.com/zPh2ddB38K

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2020
Davod

Narciso. Who is stay puft?

Narciso


Wwlcome to the party


https://mobile.twitter.com/kausmickey/status/1340562641924706304

Narciso

Chris christie, the former us atty in new jersey.

Narciso

Now captain pike is pushing that discredited hack dennis ross as ambassador to israel.

Narciso


They werent loss on the turnpike


https://www.sciencenews.org/article/murder-hornet-apocalypse-rumors-exaggerated

MissMarple2

Narciso,

I am wondering when the Covid-19 will suddenly be discovered to be exaggerated.

I figure only if Biden gets sworn in.

Jane

Narc

It was also a gift to Jared, who certainly has earned it.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/L3tOUDiT0G

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2020

This is another video (8 minutes) linked to the one I posted earlier. I am amazed that it absolutely talks about communism and China and infiltration. If you have seen the first one, scroll down to the second one.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link, a little over i 1/2 minutes.

President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS participated virtually in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, decorated with ornaments made by students from all over America!🎄

WATCH the countdown ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/xaHUix65xq

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 24, 2020

Len

'Tis the season so we watched "Holiday Inn" tonight. The number "Singing a Song of Freedom," complete with first amendment rights mentioned, hits home. I'm glad I own the movie on DVD because with "Abraham" performed in blackface, this movie has to set off the woke alarms. I denounce myself for enjoying it.

MissMarple2

We are going to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Day. Daughter found a DVD on sale this evening.

Tomorrow I am going to see if my son and his wife will pick me up on their way down to my sister's. Otherwise I will have to go down to my sister's with my daughter at like 1PM because she is helping her cousin with the food preparation. I will plead for keeping the dogs company.

Len

MM - that's on the Christmas movie watch list, too. So are "Die Hard," "Just Friends," and "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol." Variety!

MissMarple2

Sounds like a great list, Len!

MissMarple2

Oops! It's late. I had better get to bed!

Nytol!

jim nj

https://lidblog.com/submarines-were-signal-to-iran/

U.S. and Israeli Submarine Transits Of Suez, Hormuz Were Signal To Iran
The Submarines Wanted To Be Seen

cathyf
Hey Catholics, is there an active dispensation from Christmas mass?
That’s a diocese-by-diocese decision, but at least in the US every bishop has given dispensations since March.
Melinda

Uh-oh. “RED 1”

https://twitter.com/frozennorthsman/status/1341975081665191942?s=21

Another Bob

My wife thanks you, Cathy.

Narciso

Ok ron you cant be more cryptic than me, i wont have it

jim nj

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/12/the-geek-in-pictures-mp-on-the-loose-edition.php

some interesting charts

jim nj

Narciso 12:33 FTW

MJW

It means “Birth certificates have but only one layer.”

TK, that's one issue to which you really ought to give a rest. When it first came up, I looked at the layers of the birth-certificate PDF, and there's absolutely nothing about them that suggests they were a part of forging a document.

If someone were using layers to create a document, different elements of the document would be in separate layers. For instance, the signatures would be in one layer, the stamps in another, and the safety-paper pattern in the lowest layer, as the background. In the BC PDF, things are scattered about with no rhyme nor reason.

Also, no one I've ever heard of uses PDF format to create multi-layer documents of that sort, because that's not the natural format for creating images in image-processing software. Someone using Photoshop, for example, would use .psp files.

Finally, in any image-processing program, it's but one command to flatten a multi-layer image into a single layer. Do you imagine the forgers spent all that time creating a phony document, then forgot to take two seconds to flatten it? Oops!

What's my theory on how the multiple layers came about? I suspect it was scanned using a program the tries to automatically separate the text into one layer of the resulting PDF, and the images into separate layers, but the safety-paper background led the program astray. That would be consistent with patches of the background being spread randomly through different layers.


Threadkiller

TK, that's one issue to which you really ought to give a rest.

If you want to run a bar that accepts images of ID over actual IDs, be my guest.

MJW

If you want to run a bar that accepts images of ID over actual IDs, be my guest.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but two things can both be true: The BC could be a forgery, and the multiple-layers could be unrelated to it being a forgery. One thing I can say with almost complete confidence is that if the BC is a forgery, the layers in the PDF played no part of creating it.

Threadkiller

What are you talking about?

MJW

What are you talking about?

I thought I just spent five paragraphs explaining what I'm talking about. The layers look nothing --- NOTHING! -- like what the layers would look like from someone was creating an forgery with image processing software like Photoshop.

MJW

... from someone was creating ...

Threadkiller

You have no idea what you are talking about. Your only expert witness is Savannah Guthrie. She was the only on allowed to see the purported birth certificate during a very rushed week where Obama had to kill Osama Bin Laden to take the Whitehouse image off the front page moments after it was posted. A willing press went right along with the charred.

Go ahead, look up the events of that week since you are very concerned about something you aren’t concerned about.

What you don’t consider is the possibility that the fabricated image came first and a paper copy of it is what Guthrie saw. Not the other way around.

But hey, you know how pdfs work,” as well as the criminal forger’s mind when it comes to being careless about a rush job that will only be scrutinized by a fawning media.

MJW

But hey, you know how pdfs work,” as well as the criminal forger’s mind when it comes to being careless about a rush job that will only be scrutinized by a fawning media.

I know how multiple-layer images are created in image processing software. You apparently know nothing about it, and would prefer not to, so you can keep harping on the multi-layer PDF.

Threadkiller

I wonder if anyone has yet been able to scan their birth certificate into a pdf and have a similar result as Odummy? It wasn’t possible for those who tried for several years after the fraud was perpetrated. Maybe now someone else has figured out how to make the same type of image that supposedly lacks rhyme and reason other than being consistent with other scanned documents that lack rhythm and reason.

Maybe you can test your own BC, MJW? See how many layers you get.

Goodnight and good luck with your new bent.

MJW

Maybe you can test your own BC, MJW? See how many layers you get.

The number or layers would depend on how I divided up the different elements that make up the BC. I could, for instance, put all the signatures in a single layer, or each in its own layer. But no matter how I did it, unlike the BC PDF, the elements wouldn't be scattered randomly, with part of a signature and a patch of the safety-paper background in one layer.

It's not like law-abiding folks like me, who only create images for good and not evil, work vastly differently from low-down criminal forgers. There's really only one sensible approach to producing fake documents with an image-editing program.

You have no idea what you are talking about. Your only expert witness is Savannah Guthrie. She was the only on allowed to see the purported birth certificate during a very rushed week where Obama had to kill Osama Bin Laden to take the Whitehouse image off the front page moments after it was posted. A willing press went right along with the charred.

What on God's green earth does that have to do with the multi-layer PDF issue? Nothing. Kindly focus.

What you don’t consider is the possibility that the fabricated image came first and a paper copy of it is what Guthrie saw. Not the other way around.

If the BC is a forgery, obviously the fabricated image came before the printed image. I doubt, though, that the PDF was produced from the original computer fabrication, if there was one. In fact, I doubt any forger worth his salt would provide anything but a printed version -- much harder to prove a forgery.

Go ahead, look up the events of that week since you are very concerned about something you aren’t concerned about.

What did I say I wasn't concerned about? You seem to want to score a point off of something I never said.

I wonder if anyone has yet been able to scan their birth certificate into a pdf and have a similar result as Odummy? It wasn’t possible for those who tried for several years after the fraud was perpetrated.

Perhaps you can provide details about what you're talking about. Who tried what? and what were the results?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Was this what it was like during the "Birther Wars" period?
https://youtu.be/cFods1KSWsQ

MJW

TK, I can no longer find a link to the multi-layer BC PDF. If you have one, please post it so people can look at the layers and decide for themselves whether my arguments hold water.

MJW

Was this what it was like during the "Birther Wars" period?

Sorry. It probably is a bit less than fascinating; but TK just can't let go of the "layers" business, and after a while it gets on my nerves.

mike in houston

OK,

It's officially Christmas eve day so here are some carols from my favorite singer:

O Helga Natt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK-NZc4O6mA

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDylGIspj0E

And this one is just fun:

Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OxoB-zPMu0

BuffyUK

Good morning! The sun is shining so even though it's muddy, we're going for a walk in the next village along, which has some wonderful standing stones and a thousand year old church.

Clarice's 4:32 is sobering. Reminds me of the stories about Michael Collins in Dublin, "they can't find you if you're aren't hiding".

Ignatz at 5:44 pm - I agree wholeheartedly.

I asked my husband why Macron closed the border, as it only hurts French truckers and he said "are you trying to understand the French?".

Jack, get your son to sign up with Casting Collective. Have him submit photos where he looks very tan, very swarthy. There's lots of filming in Wales these days and they are always looking for diversity. If they take him on, he's exempt. There's a UK government site that outlines who's exempt, like people who work for the government and the BBC. I'm only sort of kidding.

anonamom

AB--for your wife: I have it on outstanding authority that God does NOT keep a list of the Sundays or Holy Days we make Mass.
It's the rest of the time He's concerned with.

(One of the wonderful nuns who taught me, consoling a distraught second grade classsmate whose hardworking daddy chose to sleep in the Sunday before. Classmate all worried about eternal damnation and all.)

Yes, after 12 years, that's the kind of Catholic they turned out--one who was told to always look to the spirit of the law.

Not that I don't go for official dispensations--Having the priest offer the Sunday dispensation during dinner was always a highlight of my cousins' Saturday night wedding receptions!

I am so old that I remember when Sunday Mass obligation was fulfilled on Sunday, and only on Sunday! None of that vigil stuff. ;-)

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