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  • Interstellar Visitor

    by coldwarrior ( 126 Comments › )
    Filed under Academia, Astronomy, Open thread, Science, Space Exploration at November 20th, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    From our friends at Space Weather:

     

    INTERSTELLAR ASTEROID “LIKE NOTHING SEEN BEFORE”: In Oct. 2017, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai’i picked up a faint point of light moving across the sky. At first it appeared to be an ordinary asteroid–but astronomers quickly realized it was something entirely different. The hurtling object, since named “‘Oumuamua,” came from interstellar space. At the time of its discovery, ‘Oumuamua had just swung around the sun. Telescopes around the world swiveled to observe it before it could leave the Solar System. Findings from those rapid observations were published in today’s issue of Nature, and they reveal a very strange object indeed:


    Above: an artist’s concept of interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua [more]

    According to a European Southern Observatory (ESO) press release, ‘Oumuamua is “like nothing seen before.” It is red, made of dense rock or metal, and is shaped roughly like a giant cigar at least 400 meters long.

    These are the findings of a team of astronomers led by Karen Meech (Institute for Astronomy, Hawai`i, USA) who combined images from the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile with other large telescopes. ‘Oumuamua varies dramatically in brightness by a factor of ten as it spins on its axis every 7.3 hours. “This unusually large variation in brightness means that the object is highly elongated: about ten times as long as it is wide, with a complex, convoluted shape,” says Meech.

    The asteroid’s dark red color is probably caused by cosmic rays irradiating its surface for millions of years in deep space. Cosmic rays have a similar coloring effect on asteroids and comets native to our outer Solar System.

    Extrapolating ‘Oumuamua’s trajectory back in time, it seems to come from the direction of the star Vega. However, Vega itself moves and was not in the area when ‘Oumuamua was last there ~300,000 years ago. ‘Oumuamua may well have been wandering through the Milky Way, unattached to any star system, for hundreds of millions of years before its chance encounter with the Solar System.

    Researchers estimate that interstellar asteroids similar to ‘Oumuamua pass through the inner Solar System about once per year, but they are faint and so have been missed until now.Only recently have survey telescopes such as Pan-STARRS become powerful enough to discover them.

    “We are continuing to observe this unique object,” says team member Olivier Hainaut from the ESO in Garching, Germany. “And now that we have found the first interstellar rock, we are getting ready for the next ones!” Stay tuned.

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    1. rain of lead
      1 | November 20, 2017 6:11 pm

      ahhhh…new thread smell


    2. eaglesoars
      4 | November 20, 2017 6:56 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      saw your comment downstairs about this looking like a purge of the Clintonistas. But remember, this started with Fox News, O’Reilly and Bolling, Ailes, etc. I think this is like that torpedo scene in Red October, when it gets turned around and blows up the sub that launched it.


    3. RIX
      5 | November 20, 2017 7:40 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      @ coldwarrior:
      Chuck Norris was once a male trapped in a female body, and then he was born


    4. RIX
      6 | November 20, 2017 8:11 pm

      Newsweek

      @Newsweek
      How murderer Charles Manson and President Donald Trump used similar language to gain followers http://bit.ly/2AYw9ib
      3:10 PM – Nov 20, 2


    5. Daffy Duck
      7 | November 20, 2017 9:53 pm

      Interstellar Asteroid, my ass.

      Probing fire.

      /We’re DOOMED.


    6. Daffy Duck
      8 | November 20, 2017 10:09 pm

      For cw / anyone,

      When I click on DoD portal, I get a warning (will not let me copy/paste), but I paraphrase:

      Warning! Attackers on grimhoj(dot)dmcu(dot)dk, a known malicious site, may attempt to install malware on your device….” blah, blah, blah.

      This appears to be a warning from Chrome, not AVG or Malwarebytes, FYI.


    7. eaglesoars
      9 | November 20, 2017 10:24 pm

      next up to the guillotine….

      John Conyers – won’t miss this one

      She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

      https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/she-complained-that-a-powerful-congressman-harassed-her?utm_term=.fqrx95d0o#.oe8LK6o2X

      Apparently Mike Cernovich gave the story to Buzzfeed.


    8. coldwarrior
      10 | November 20, 2017 10:43 pm

      the kiwis are so far ahead in design, they’ll never give up the Cup

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11946352


    9. 11 | November 20, 2017 10:43 pm

      This

      https://youtu.be/NuVmemAXpUM

      And this.

      https://youtu.be/upQuq4HsA-8

      Oh yeah. And this.

      https://youtu.be/7Zw8mUms12g


    10. coldwarrior
      12 | November 20, 2017 11:02 pm

      @ Bunk X:

      😆 flash is quite the explorer!


    11. eaglesoars
      13 | November 20, 2017 11:12 pm

      The accusations against John Conyers are sickening. But it’s almost as sickening that whoever leaked this stuff gave it to far right conspiracy loon @Cernovich first. WTF is going on in this country?

      Charles Johnson @ Green Footballs

      https://twitter.com/Green_Footballs/status/932820967616864256

      jealous much?


    12. coldwarrior
      14 | November 20, 2017 11:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      nothin’ like twitter to give one an overblown illusion of self worth


    13. eaglesoars
      15 | November 20, 2017 11:23 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      It’s fascinating to watch. But it’s probably the best place for picking up what’s going on in the world in real time.

      Also, very fun animal stuff…


    14. eaglesoars
      16 | November 20, 2017 11:25 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      nothin’ like twitter to give one an overblown illusion of self worth

      on 2nd thought, yes there is.

      Being a member of Congress.

      I’m out, nite.


    15. AZfederalist
      17 | November 21, 2017 12:21 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The accusations against John Conyers are sickening. But it’s almost as sickening that whoever leaked this stuff gave it to far right conspiracy loon @Cernovich first. WTF is going on in this country?

      Charles Johnson @ Green Footballs

      I realize I have my contact out and am using my glasses, but when I read that, I saw:

      Charles Johnson @ Green Footnotes


    16. rain of lead
      18 | November 21, 2017 6:34 am

      morning y’all


    17. eaglesoars
      20 | November 21, 2017 7:28 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/20/write-in-campaign-in-alabama-no-longer-viable-mcconnell-source-says/

      Petard, meet hoist. It was no coincidence that the stories about Moore broke on the exact day it was too late to change the ballot – because McConnell expected him to step down.

      Supposedly the polls show Jones ahead. I have a hard time believing that. Jones supports late term – up until actual birth – abortion and is for ‘common sense’ gun laws. In Alabama? Srsly?

      So Moore wins and the Senate expels him. Then what? That just seems like a non-starter to me.

      how’s the back doing?


    18. rain of lead
      21 | November 21, 2017 8:11 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      my back is doing fine, about to go out and do a 30min powerwalk around the neighborhood.

      CAN the senate really expell him and how would that work?


    19. rain of lead
    20. eaglesoars
      23 | November 21, 2017 8:30 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      CAN the senate really expell him and how would that work?

      complaint (in this case probably an ethics complaint), investigation, vote. two thirds of the votes required for successful expulsion. I think, tho, that in an investigation procedure, Moore would get some defense procedure and that would get ugly. There’s a lot of dirty laundry up there and Moore would have no compunction about airing it.


    21. rain of lead
      24 | November 21, 2017 8:56 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      ok so it was closer to a one hour powerwalk.

      so is that 2/3 of the senate?
      if he wins with a large lead (5 points maybe?)
      would the R’s dare?


    22. eaglesoars
      25 | November 21, 2017 9:01 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      so is that 2/3 of the senate?

      yes.

      I don’t think the Rs would dare in any case, after all the stuff that’s been coming out. Who knows what bodies are buried where? I half-seriously wonder if the people like Jeff Flake decided not to run because they were concerned about what might come out (altho I understand his numbers were under water in any case).

      And mid-terms are coming up. They have some big fish to fry and they need to start to focus. They don’t need scandal machines running 24/7


    23. RIX
      26 | November 21, 2017 9:04 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/cnn-host-grills-ucla-basketball-players-father-disrespecting-potus-trump-completely-off-wall-interview-video/
      @ GatewayPundit
      Lavar Ball the father of one of the UCLA shoplifters doubles down on the stupid on CNN.
      This stupidity is weapons grade right? I don’t think so, I think that he is trolling to sell his shoes.
      Trump is not popular in the Hood, so Big Baller shoes could become a status symbol, an act of
      defiance for&480.00 plus tax.


    24. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      27 | November 21, 2017 9:22 am

      The Judge who ruled Trumps Sanctuary Cities plan unconstitutional is a major political hack. Appointed by Obama in 2013, issued restraining order against filmmakers responsible for planned parenthood videos, donated massive amounts to Obama and groups supporting him. Basically bought his way into the judgeship by major campaign donations.


    25. eaglesoars
      28 | November 21, 2017 9:27 am

      RIX wrote:

      I think that he is trolling to sell his shoes.

      I think we just saw a parent who raised a thug/thief kid and got to see how that happens. He’s a failure and so is his loser son.


    26. eaglesoars
      29 | November 21, 2017 9:36 am

      W00T!

      Mark Levin set for a weekly TV show on FOXNEWS! Levin, who has sold millions of books and hosts a top-rated radio broadcast, was warmly received at White House last week during meets with TrumpPence. New FOX show will feature legal, political, social commentary. Expect fireworks!

      https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/932979788460863488

      time to go, later


    27. RIX
      30 | November 21, 2017 11:02 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      I think that he is trolling to sell his shoes.

      I think we just saw a parent who raised a thug/thief kid and got to see how that happens. He’s a failure and so is his loser son.

      No doubt about it. The father apparently approves of the thug life , and that is what his sons know.


    28. coldwarrior
      31 | November 21, 2017 11:46 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Great, just what that egomaniac. Nevertrumper, blowhard needs.


    29. eaglesoars
      33 | November 21, 2017 12:56 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      MOAR WINNING

      https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/iran-president-rouhani-declares-end-of-islamic-state.html

      I don’t think they got the memo

      ISIS Calls for Assassination of Barron Trump

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/364888-isis-calls-for-assassination-of-barron-trump/


    30. eaglesoars
      34 | November 21, 2017 1:00 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Great, just what that egomaniac. Nevertrumper, blowhard needs.

      heh. He’s lightened up a bit over time and he’s a VERY good educator


    31. rain of lead
      35 | November 21, 2017 1:07 pm

      Dindu Nuffin

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/busted-dem-rep-john-conyers-caught-lying-not-knowing-sexual-harassment-claims/

      Conyers denied the report, claiming he has not settled any sexual harassment complaints with staffers.

      Congress maybe, but not HIM!


    32. coldwarrior
      36 | November 21, 2017 1:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Great, just what that egomaniac. Nevertrumper, blowhard needs.

      heh. He’s lightened up a bit over time and he’s a VERY good educator

      he’s lightened up so he can keep making $$$, he’s another whore in the machine

      http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/08/levin-i-am-not-voting-for-donald-trump-count-me-as-never-trump/

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/03/30/eric-errickson-website-resurgent-paid-by-pro-cruzanti-trump-our-principles-pac/

      the internet never forgets.

      i’ve seen and heard enough form this fraudulent CONservative (r) ™


    33. rain of lead
      38 | November 21, 2017 5:52 pm

      Damn
      just…damn

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/364903-minnesota-police-dept-roasts-the-greenbay-packers-on-twitter/

      We are noticing garbage all over the streets due to the high winds knocking garbage cans over.

      Oh. Wait.

      That’s not garbage.

      That’s Green Bay Packers game film.

      Our bad. Easy to mix up the two.


    34. rain of lead
      39 | November 21, 2017 5:57 pm

      first sighting of seppuku?

      Joe Klein, Author Of ‘Primary Colors’: I Was A Bill Clinton Enabler

      http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/11/21/klein-clinton-enabler


    35. eaglesoars
      40 | November 21, 2017 6:30 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      first sighting of seppuku?

      no. male ‘feminists’ are mostly guys trying to get laid and so are these ’empathisers’.

      Assuming there is zero chance a lawyer contradicts his client’s secret testimony to Congress when speaking to the press, we now know what Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) tried to sell because he lawyer just said: “Trump’s collusion with Russia” and there was a big, fat smirk on his face when he said it. That somebody should wipe off. With a baseball bat.


    36. eaglesoars
      41 | November 21, 2017 6:49 pm

      Well, Rep Brady (D-PA) oversees the hush fund payouts and guess what? The FBI is investigating him for fraud, etc……

      Congressman Overseeing Sexual Harassment Settlements Investigated By FBI For Campaign Fraud

      http://www.newsweek.com/house-fraud-fbi-bob-brady-sexual-harassment-718954


    37. RIX
      42 | November 21, 2017 8:07 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/hes-not-paying-attention-extremely-angry-eminem-complains-trump-never-responded-bet-awards-freestyle-diss-audio/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      This is an outage, too heinous to even think about! Trump is ignoring Eminem! This is a man who doesn’t
      actually sing , but rhymes obscenities for a living. How do you ignore such a woke dude?


    38. coldwarrior
      43 | November 21, 2017 8:19 pm

      @ RIX:

      i must admit, i do like some emnem. he does have talent, or did. he apparently bombed on SNL and the world beat him up on twitter.

      Emenem has a way with rhyming and struggle and double meaning and unexpected twists that is almost joycean. he was revolutionary in that sense.

      IMHO.

      yinz may beat me now.


    39. RIX
      44 | November 21, 2017 8:21 pm

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/364945-trump-pardons-drumstick-the-turkey-in-accordance-with-thanksgiving-tradition/
      @WZ
      I saw the pardon of Drumstik the turkey at lunch , ironically having a turkey sammich.
      Trump did a nice job. but he had that look on his face.I kept thinking, “don’t do it,don’t do it,”
      i kept expecting him to say,” Drumstick looks delicious”


    40. eaglesoars
      45 | November 21, 2017 8:30 pm

      RIX wrote:

      How do you ignore such a woke dude?

      watch this…………..


    41. eaglesoars
      46 | November 21, 2017 8:33 pm

      things to be thankful for (get out the hankies)

      https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeed/videos/vb.21898300328/1707250312629313/?type=2&theater


    42. RIX
      47 | November 21, 2017 8:40 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      i must admit, i do like some emnem. he does have talent, or did. he apparently bombed on SNL and the world beat him up on twitter.

      Emenem has a way with rhyming and struggle and double meaning and unexpected twists that is almost joycean. he was revolutionary in that sense.

      IMHO.

      yinz may beat me now.

      Nah, not gonna get snarky.You know different strokes. The dude got wealthy without my approval.


    43. rain of lead
      48 | November 21, 2017 8:55 pm

      so the girl is baking an apple pie
      has some leftover apple pie filling
      guess what…
      mighty tasty over some vanilla icecream


    44. Aussie Infidel
      49 | November 21, 2017 9:10 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      the kiwis are so far ahead in design, they’ll never give up the Cup

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11946352

      Can’t wait !

      🙂

      What the simulation doesn’t show is the 30,000 spectators afloat on 4,000 boats and the 150,000 ashore hanging off every rock, Mountain and cliff top having a whale of a party

      🙂


    45. Aussie Infidel
      50 | November 21, 2017 9:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      MOAR WINNING

      https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/iran-president-rouhani-declares-end-of-islamic-state.html

      Well he’s had right. It’s the end of the Sunni / Wahabbist / al Qaeda / ISIS Islamic State. Now let’s move on to eradicating the OTHER Islamic State. That of the Iranian Islamic Republic.

      They’d make perfect matching bookends!

      🙂


    46. Aussie Infidel
      51 | November 21, 2017 9:21 pm

      had = half

      Self correcting software. …. HISSSSSSS


    47. coldwarrior
      52 | November 21, 2017 9:42 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What the simulation doesn’t show is the 30,000 spectators afloat on 4,000 boats and the 150,000 ashore hanging off every rock, Mountain and cliff top having a whale of a party

      if yinz can get the environmental clearance and the facilities in place in time….


    48. RIX
      53 | November 21, 2017 9:43 pm

      Bill Kristol
      @BillKristol
      The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my inner liberal.
      WHAT IS HAPPENING?
      2:46 PM · Nov 21, 2017

      This is an actual tweet by Bil Kristol


    49. coldwarrior
      55 | November 21, 2017 9:57 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Bill Kristol
      @BillKristol
      The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my inner liberal.
      WHAT IS HAPPENING?
      2:46 PM · Nov 21, 2017

      This is an actual tweet by Bil Kristol

      he is reverting back to his true nature, a liberal who loves to go to war.


    50. coldwarrior
      56 | November 21, 2017 9:58 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      CONFIRMED: Fusion GPS Paid Journalists Amid Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Hysteria

      ooops.


    51. Deplorable Bumr50
      57 | November 21, 2017 9:59 pm

      @ RIX:

      You’re a Leftist, Bill.

      You’re just one that likes sending other people to fight wars.


    52. Deplorable Bumr50
      58 | November 21, 2017 10:00 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      GMTA


    53. coldwarrior
      59 | November 21, 2017 10:07 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      You’re a Leftist, Bill.

      You’re just one that likes sending other people to fight wars.

      same with his trotskyite dad and the rst of the neo-con bastards.


    54. coldwarrior
      60 | November 21, 2017 10:07 pm

      night yinz….


    55. Canoe Convoy
      61 | November 21, 2017 10:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      As others have posted before, all of these scandals c bu used as “battle space” preparation in order to get a woman president.


    56. darkwords
      63 | November 22, 2017 12:14 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      I tend to think the brush is too broad in the metoo hashtag. Under that umbrella all men are probably sexual harassers and even a lot women.

      I can remember reading some playboy jokes and thinking how awful they were but I didn’t consider them harassment. And I have had male and female co workers advance some similar thoughts. I just moved on. Not sure what I would do if it was a boss.


    57. darkwords
      64 | November 22, 2017 12:16 am

      We used to joke with one female co worker that she wanted BC to harass her. She was not shy about wanting to give him a BJ for being the best president ever.

      Sexual politics seems like a minefield meant only for the strong.


    58. 65 | November 22, 2017 3:58 am

      Well bugger. I didn’t get the promotion. Now I have to wait for something else to open up and try again.


    59. Canoe Convoy
      66 | November 22, 2017 5:57 am

      darkwords wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      I tend to think the brush is too broad in the metoo hashtag. Under that umbrella all men are probably sexual harassers and even a lot women.

      I think that, for many individuals, this was the intention. “Harassment” = anything someone doesn’t like, while another person ( someone funny, or popular ) can get away with the very same thing.


    60. rain of lead
      67 | November 22, 2017 7:11 am

      morning y’all

      well, the girl has made her first apple pie and her first cheesecake.

      desert is covered if nothing else


    61. RIX
      68 | November 22, 2017 9:29 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/never-seen-prophesy-pope-john-paul-ii-published-italy-will-terrify/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Good morning. This is a really precient prediction and food for thought.


    62. eaglesoars
      69 | November 22, 2017 10:11 am

      @ RIX:

      I don’t buy it. He did get to see Our Lady of Fatima’s 3rd prophecy and was very circumspect about revealing that (it was about Communism, IIRC. If he’d truly had a predictive vision, I don’t think he would have conveyed it in such a casual manner, but would have been sure to have planted ‘seeds’ somehow. Maybe with Benedict, because they truly respected each other. But Longhi certainly would not have been the only one to hear this if John Paul truly thought he was being used to warn about the plague of Islam.


    63. rain of lead
      70 | November 22, 2017 11:32 am

      so the turkey has been injected and now just chillin in the fridge


    64. Aussie Infidel
      71 | November 22, 2017 1:48 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What the simulation doesn’t show is the 30,000 spectators afloat on 4,000 boats and the 150,000 ashore hanging off every rock, Mountain and cliff top having a whale of a party

      if yinz can get the environmental clearance and the facilities in place in time….

      The arguments are raging as we speak. They want to extend a wharf by 70 metres at the Viaduct Basin to help housing the contenders and the ‘not another mm of harbour will be reclaimed crew are in full voice. We should have a decision by this time next week!


    65. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      72 | November 22, 2017 3:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      rain of lead wrote:

      first sighting of seppuku?

      no. male ‘feminists’ are mostly guys trying to get laid and so are these ’empathisers’.

      Assuming there is zero chance a lawyer contradicts his client’s secret testimony to Congress when speaking to the press, we now know what Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) tried to sell because he lawyer just said: “Trump’s collusion with Russia” and there was a big, fat smirk on his face when he said it. That somebody should wipe off. With a baseball bat.

      Actually int’s being found out in the gaming journalism industry that most “male feminists” are actually rapists and pedophiles. Oneangrygamer.com has pretty much got a running total. There have been over a dozen busted just in the last 3 months.


    66. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      73 | November 22, 2017 3:15 pm

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senator-says-gary-cohn-faked-bad-connection-to-get-trump-off-the-phone/ar-BBFvdoH

      This is what MSN and CNN are running with now. Even in the article it says that multiple sources have discredited the story, but they are still running with it.


    67. 74 | November 22, 2017 3:43 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      That’s all the Chunks is at this point. A footnote. To the Dan Rather story and nothing else. And over at the Playpen, we tell as many people as possible how we discovered he basically stole the thing he is most famous for.


    68. 75 | November 22, 2017 3:48 pm

      RIX wrote:

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/364945-trump-pardons-drumstick-the-turkey-in-accordance-with-thanksgiving-tradition/
      @WZ
      I saw the pardon of Drumstik the turkey at lunch , ironically having a turkey sammich.
      Trump did a nice job. but he had that look on his face.I kept thinking, “don’t do it,don’t do it,”
      i kept expecting him to say,” Drumstick looks delicious”

      I would have howled if he had. PETA would have tweeted in outrage.


    69. AZfederalist
      76 | November 22, 2017 3:59 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      That’s all the Chunks is at this point. A footnote.

      Yep, his blog will go down in history as a footnote of how something that at one time was a rival with HotAir and similar blogs was destroyed by the lunatic who ran the joint and became a backwater, at best, on the internet.


    70. RIX
      77 | November 22, 2017 4:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Yeah, I take it with a grain of salt, but the sentiment is right on.
      I think that John Paul was superior to Pope Frank. Jesuit! nuff said.


    71. RIX
      78 | November 22, 2017 4:23 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Bill Kristol will fight to the last ounce of your blood.


    72. RIX
      79 | November 22, 2017 4:25 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/364945-trump-pardons-drumstick-the-turkey-in-accordance-with-thanksgiving-tradition/
      @WZ
      I saw the pardon of Drumstik the turkey at lunch , ironically having a turkey sammich.
      Trump did a nice job. but he had that look on his face.I kept thinking, “don’t do it,don’t do it,”
      i kept expecting him to say,” Drumstick looks delicious”

      I would have howled if he had. PETA would have tweeted in outrage.

      It would have been hilarious. He had the same look on his face when he said,”Little Marco & Lyin Ted”


    73. eaglesoars
      80 | November 22, 2017 4:38 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Bill Kristol will fight to the last ounce of your blood.

      I know you read twitchy but if you’re on twitter it’s worth following Brit Hume just for his takedowns of Kristol. The most polite thing he’s said in a week is the word ‘incoherent’


    74. 81 | November 22, 2017 5:10 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I was surprised I wasn’t “banned” from Twitchy for doing a one-sentence rant on deplorable Never-Trumper Sarah D. It was, ahem, filled with the can’t-say-on-television vulgarities, but I’d had enough of her.

      So I go back and apparently Twitchy is “moderating” my comments. They post after a few seconds. Eh, I probably have it coming for acting like a twit. But I can still post a comment.


    75. eaglesoars
      82 | November 22, 2017 5:12 pm

      This might turn out to be important. Maybe. And I’ve never heard of the supplement

      <emAn over-the-counter High Street supplement reduces breast cancer aggressiveness by up to 80 per cent, new research reveals.

      N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), which is sold as a supplement in Holland & Barrett in the UK and is approved as a cold and flu remedy in the US, significantly lowers levels of the breast cancer aggressiveness marker MCT4, a study found.

      In the US, NAC, which is considered a miracle supplement, is available from Walgreens, Walmart and CVS and is priced from as little as $4.79 for a bottle of 30 600mg capsules.

      Study author Professor Michael Lisanti from the University of Salford, UK, said: 'High levels of MCT4 are extremely worrying as they are linked to aggressive cancer behavior and poor overall survival, so this is [a] very encouraging result.'

      'To be able to inhibit MCT4 protein expression, in a non-toxic way, is huge step forward.'

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5107361/Cold-remedy-reduces-cancer-aggressiveness-80.html


    76. eaglesoars
      83 | November 22, 2017 5:14 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      So I go back and apparently Twitchy is “moderating” my comments.

      Didn’t Michelle Malkin use to own that site? Who did she sell it to?


    77. 84 | November 22, 2017 5:22 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The group that owns TownHall. Who have essentially put people on the payroll who love clickbait.

      God, I feel like the last living cell in a dead body here at the office. I’m leaving in about 25 minutes, as I take Public Trans to get to work (no way I’m driving the Bay Area 80 corridor) and looking at 511.org, I see that I probably have a 1.5 hour bus ride getting into Fairfield. NAP time! Assuming no crying baby or noisy people deciding their phone conversations are scintillating. That’s why God invented headphones. Plus I have books on my iPad. Fully charged iPad.


    78. eaglesoars
      85 | November 22, 2017 5:25 pm

      I just realized – it’s the anniversary of the JFK assassination


    79. eaglesoars
      86 | November 22, 2017 5:30 pm

      The BBC has been posting pics of LA traffic. The last time we traveled over Thanksgiving was 2002. There was an accident on that major highway in Atlanta. It was the day before Thanksgiving and I’m pretty sure some people had their turkey still in their cars.

      Never again.


    80. rain of lead
      87 | November 22, 2017 5:31 pm

      just got back from my afternoon power walk, took the girl with me to stretch her legs, she’s been cooking like all day, all she has left is the pecan pie(s) nom nom nom

      heated and buttered….mmmmm so good, and washed down with sweet tea


    81. 88 | November 22, 2017 5:32 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I just realized – it’s the anniversary of the JFK assassination

      I did too, because to me it happened on the 23rd. Dad was stationed on Okinawa when it happened so in fact we woke up the morning of the 23rd to learn that the President had been assassinated. It was not an event that I experienced “as it happened” and I always get the date a little confused initially.


    82. rain of lead
      89 | November 22, 2017 5:33 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      and since she still has cooking, we’re about to go hit the Chinese buffet


    83. 90 | November 22, 2017 5:33 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I remember traveling home from the office on the day before Thanksgiving immediately after 9/11. It took us over 3 hours from the BART station to the bus terminal, which, when traffic is normal, takes between 45 minutes to an hour.


    84. eaglesoars
      91 | November 22, 2017 5:39 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      we woke up the morning of the 23rd to learn that the President had been assassinated.

      wait, what? You ‘woke up’, you were not awakened? The POTUS is dead and – I’m assuming this is a military deployment you’re talking about – the base is not on alert?


    85. RIX
      92 | November 22, 2017 6:00 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Bill Kristol will fight to the last ounce of your blood.

      I know you read twitchy but if you’re on twitter it’s worth following Brit Hume just for his takedowns of Kristol. The most polite thing he’s said in a week is the word ‘incoherent’

      I will check it out.


    86. Deplorable Bumr50
      93 | November 22, 2017 6:09 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Salem Media.


    87. Deplorable Bumr50
      94 | November 22, 2017 6:11 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Sarah D. is trash.

      I used to post comments about her there parodying the “Sandra Dee” song from ‘Grease.’

      She wants to have Ted Cruz’ baby.


    88. RIX
      95 | November 22, 2017 6:22 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Sarah D. is trash.

      I used to post comments about her there parodying the “Sandra Dee” song from ‘Grease.’

      She wants to have Ted Cruz’ baby.

      She would be very comfortable at Right Scoop. They all want to have Teds baby including the guys.
      Some real nasty types over there and Sooper Mexican bans dissenters.


    89. 96 | November 22, 2017 6:31 pm

      Interview on Monday at 1 pm for a quality evaluator position.


    90. eaglesoars
      97 | November 22, 2017 6:35 pm

      This guy is an argument for abortion-on-demand. If I were his mother, I’d re-write my will and adopt a kid from Malawi. He’s got all sorts of ideas on how to treat you Trump-supporter parents on Thanksgiving.

      Refuse to be alone in a room with your mom, citing the Mike Pence rule. Call your parents by a Donald Trump nickname of your choosing—perhaps Little Rocket Mom or Liddle’ Dad. Insist on setting a place for Robert Mueller, the way Jews do for Elijah on Passover.

      It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump

      https://www.gq.com/story/the-case-for-ruining-thanksgiving


    91. eaglesoars
      98 | November 22, 2017 6:36 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Interview on Monday at 1 pm for a quality evaluator position.

      when will you know?


    92. 99 | November 22, 2017 7:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      No clue. Last interview took about a week, so maybe the first week in December.


    93. Deplorable Bumr50
      100 | November 22, 2017 7:56 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Interview on Monday at 1 pm for a quality evaluator position.

      Best of luck!


    94. 101 | November 22, 2017 8:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yep, Dad was in the Air Force. Kadena AFB was to the Air Force as Pearl was to the Navy I’m given to understand. I imagine the base was on full alert and Dad was on duty when we got up. Mom explained what had happened – I think I was the only one who understood – my two other sisters were too young.

      I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were at Seymour Johnson (who NAMED that base had a great sense of humor) in North Carolina, which was a base for fighters, and when the s**t hit the fan, we had to leave my parochial school fall festival because everybody had to get back to the base.


    95. 102 | November 22, 2017 8:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This guy is an argument for abortion-on-demand. If I were his mother, I’d re-write my will and adopt a kid from Malawi. He’s got all sorts of ideas on how to treat you Trump-supporter parents on Thanksgiving.
      Refuse to be alone in a room with your mom, citing the Mike Pence rule. Call your parents by a Donald Trump nickname of your choosing—perhaps Little Rocket Mom or Liddle’ Dad. Insist on setting a place for Robert Mueller, the way Jews do for Elijah on Passover.
      It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump
      https://www.gq.com/story/the-case-for-ruining-thanksgiving

      My house is all conservatives, except my nephew’s girlfriend, whose family pals around with Pelosi. She made the mistake of bringing up the 2nd Amendment at one family dinner and my sister told her “you really really shouldn’t have done that. My older sister is about to annihilate you.”


    96. 103 | November 22, 2017 8:14 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:
      Interview on Monday at 1 pm for a quality evaluator position.
      Best of luck!

      Yes DITTO that!


    97. 104 | November 22, 2017 8:41 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      Thanks. I know of 1 other person who’ll be interviewing right before I do. And she’s good.


    98. eaglesoars
      105 | November 22, 2017 9:19 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      No clue. Last interview took about a week, so maybe the first week in December.

      well, fingers crossed that his be a very Merry Christmas.


    99. eaglesoars
      106 | November 22, 2017 9:26 pm

      ok, bookmark this pic

      Meghan McCain got married today (congrats, sweetie, hope it’s long and happy). This is a photo John McCain posted of himself and his wife. Note the brace on his left leg

      https://twitter.com/LibertySeeds/status/933432574986334209

      Because there’s ANOTHER pic floating around that shows the pic on his right leg (I’ll post it if I can find it again), and it’s not been reversed because his face/eyes are the same.


    100. lobo91
      108 | November 22, 2017 10:01 pm

      Harrisburg, PA Violent Elementary School Students Have Caused 40 Teachers To Resign Since July
      Emotions were high inside the Harrisburg School Board meeting Monday night as The Harrisburg Education Association pleaded with the board for help following violent encounters in the classrooms at elementary schools throughout the district.

      First grade teacher Johanna Brown describes what’s going on in her classroom at Downey Elementary, saying to the school board, “Are we getting hurt? This bruise is from last Friday.”

      Brown described a student in her room, saying, “She will kick and hit her classmates. She will throw the entire contents of her desk at every single student just to get attention.”

      The emotional plea to the school board for help also came from fellow teachers.

      “I have been kicked, hit, punched scratched. I’ve had a student physically restrain me in front of my other students, grabbing my arms from behind where I was unable to move,” First Grade Teacher Amanda Shaeffer said.

      Educators asked the board for more training when it comes to mental health and trauma situations, along with better communication with administrators.

      Parents and grandparents got up to speak too, one woman stating her foster son has been bullied by other children and the teacher needs help.

      “She needs help. The kids in her room are so out of control, how are you supposed to be sitting here working when someone’s going underneath another child’s desk with permanent marker writing all over their sneakers,” Lorraine Badget said.

      Since July, the Harrisburg Education Association says more than 40 teachers have left the district.


    101. coldwarrior
      109 | November 22, 2017 10:01 pm

      shit just got real


    102. coldwarrior
      110 | November 22, 2017 10:05 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      i had their cd in the stack of stuff i have to listen to.

      oh yes!


    103. coldwarrior
      111 | November 22, 2017 10:09 pm

      Daffy Duck wrote:

      For cw / anyone,

      When I click on DoD portal, I get a warning (will not let me copy/paste), but I paraphrase:

      Warning! Attackers on grimhoj(dot)dmcu(dot)dk, a known malicious site, may attempt to install malware on your device….” blah, blah, blah.

      This appears to be a warning from Chrome, not AVG or Malwarebytes, FYI.

      hmmm…

      oh, n yinz is out of moderation.

      thx!


    104. lobo91
      112 | November 22, 2017 10:09 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Interesting


    105. Deplorable Bumr50
      113 | November 22, 2017 10:10 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They have a very distinct early Zep feel.


    106. coldwarrior
      114 | November 22, 2017 10:12 pm

      @ lobo91:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      i’m kinda in shock.

      i preordered their vinyl for release on the 8th of dec.

      they are very Zeppy for sure. i’m diggin it


    107. lobo91
      115 | November 22, 2017 10:12 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      They have a very distinct early Zep feel.

      Yup


    108. coldwarrior
      116 | November 22, 2017 10:15 pm

      i’m diggin it.

      that kid has some range. and they have talent to spare.


    109. Deplorable Bumr50
      117 | November 22, 2017 10:20 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Sean McDowell from WDVE introduced a clip of them a few weeks back, and I partook of their YouTube excellence.

      I had the pleasure of meeting Sean back when I worked at Froggy’s, but would love to be able to sit and pick that man’s brain on music.


    110. coldwarrior
      118 | November 22, 2017 10:24 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Sean McDowell from WDVE introduced a clip of them a few weeks back, and I partook of their YouTube excellence.

      I had the pleasure of meeting Sean back when I worked at Froggy’s, but would love to be able to sit and pick that man’s brain on music.

      we heard the same thing


    111. Daffy Duck
      119 | November 22, 2017 10:42 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Thank you.

      And, Greta Van Fleet is local MI band, been a kinda “big deal” round here for last 6-9 months. Nice to see they’re getting some national attention.

      / maybe cfj can play with them – if they have a VW he can pimp….


    112. coldwarrior
      120 | November 22, 2017 10:45 pm

      Daffy Duck wrote:

      / maybe cfj can play with them – if they have a VW he can pimp….

      😆

      perfect.


    113. coldwarrior
      121 | November 22, 2017 10:46 pm

      Daffy Duck wrote:

      And, Greta Van Fleet is local MI band, been a kinda “big deal” round here for last 6-9 months. Nice to see they’re getting some national attention.

      i already sent out a couple of txts to like minded peeps…

      just doin my very small part to keep real music alive.


    114. lobo91
      122 | November 22, 2017 10:50 pm

      This is pretty interesting to watch. It’s a compilation that somebody edited together from I don’t know how many shows over at least the last 5 years of Samantha Fish playing “Gone For Good,” which she finally recorded on the latest album.


    115. eaglesoars
      123 | November 22, 2017 10:51 pm

      It’s bedtime and tomorrow is going to be busy so I’ll wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving now and leave you with something to be thankful for.

      Moore campaign calls Washington Post a ‘worthless piece of crap’

      Roy Moore’s campaign called The Washington Post a “worthless piece of crap” and refused to provide proof of claims it has made to cast doubt on one of his accusers.

      “The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore,” Moore campaign strategist Brett Doster wrote to The Post in an email.

      “There is no need for anyone at the Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving.”

      http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/361628-moore-campaign-calls-wapo-worthless-piece-of-crap

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      nite


    116. 124 | November 22, 2017 11:39 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      that kid has some range

      That kids voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Robert Plant’s.


    117. AZfederalist
      125 | November 23, 2017 12:36 am

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Salem Media.

      Same bunch that ruined runs HotAir


    118. AZfederalist
      126 | November 23, 2017 12:41 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Interview on Monday at 1 pm for a quality evaluator position.

      Best of luck


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