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  • Observations From This Morning

    by coldwarrior ( 96 Comments › )
    Filed under Donald Trump, Economy, Open thread at January 15th, 2018 - 1:11 pm

    Well, the wife’s armored monster Swedish-Death-Hammer Volvo needed a new battery. Easy enough. Went down to my local parts store and I didn’t recognize ANY of the faces behind the counter. My Parts Guys weren’t there! They had been replaced with new people. Probably taken up by the aliens, I bet. Yeah, that’s the ticket, aliens.

    So I asked the cute 20-something female where were Joe and Andy? This is the answer that I got: Three of the guys who worked there got better jobs. One went to Royal Dutch Shell, one went to a construction company, and the other took an apprentice position with the electricians.

    HELL YES! I thought to myself. Those are long-term, good pay, and great benefit gigs! Good for those guys!

    Now my parts store is staffed by 20-something females…this should be interesting when I need some technical details, but I digress. The new manager is in her 50’s…these retail positions have been taken by young, new workers. This is excellent! The guys are on to bigger and better things. The fact that now the atore is staffed by females tells me something, men are back to work in men jobs. As it should be.

    Item 2: There are billboards and radio spots all over for $35/hr full benefits from day one carpenters. electricians, and plumbers/HVAC people, START PAY. /S T A R T  P A Y/. That’s $72,800 a year WITHOUT OVERTIME. Helpers/Laborers go in at $23 an hour, that’s $42,800 a year WITHOUT OVERTIME. The tool and die / machine shops up north can’t get enough machinists and CNC operators, there aren’t anywhere near enough truck drivers, labor is getting scarce as the economy expands.

    Item 3: The Union Halls for the Crafts are empty. There is NO ONE available to work…EVERYONE is out on jobs…Out on jobs IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. This is unheard of.

    So, tell me Nevertrumpers, how does economics work in your world?

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    1. 1 | January 15, 2018 2:29 pm

      The tool and die / machine shops up north can’t get enough machinists and C&C operators

      Cough cough, that’s CNC, Computer Numerical Code…


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | January 15, 2018 2:48 pm

      so we should expect to see wage increases in the upcoming jobs numbers, I hope. They were there last month, but quite small, I assume because it takes a bit for job demand/supply to reverse course. Especially want to see a change in the ‘no longer looking for work’ category (what is that, the U6? I forget)


    3. lobo91
      3 | January 15, 2018 3:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It would be nice to see health insurance costs go down, or at least stop increasing by so much, too.

      I just finished my 2018 benefit paperwork. Our premiums went up another 12.5% this years


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | January 15, 2018 3:18 pm

      Physicists have created what they say is the first device that’s capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative mass.

      The device generates a strange particle that’s half-light/half-matter, and as if that isn’t cool enough, it could also be the foundation for a new kind of laser that could operate on far less energy than current technologies.

      This builds on recent theoretical work on the behaviour of something called a polariton, which appears to behave as if it has negative mass – a mind-blowing property that sees objects move towards the force pushing it, instead of being pushed away.

      Now physicists from the University of Rochester have created a device that allows them to actually create these polaritons at room temperature.

      I thought creating something with negative mass while at room temp was called an election, but what do I know?

      Physicists Say They’ve Created a Device That Generates ‘Negative Mass’

      https://www.sciencealert.com/negative-mass-quasi-particle-polaritons-low-energy-lasers


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | January 15, 2018 3:20 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      12.5%

      oooffff….


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | January 15, 2018 3:47 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      The tool and die / machine shops up north can’t get enough machinists and C&C operators

      Cough cough, that’s CNC, Computer Numerical Code…

      the funny thing is that i know that, had maniacs crawling all over me to go to sushi when i was writing.


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | January 15, 2018 3:49 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      so we should expect to see wage increases in the upcoming jobs numbers, I hope. They were there last month, but quite small, I assume because it takes a bit for job demand/supply to reverse course. Especially want to see a change in the ‘no longer looking for work’ category (what is that, the U6? I forget)

      U6.

      and yes there will be upward wage pressure. the socialists over at the CoC and their nevertrump minions HATE THIS because that means that they are out of low skilled illegal immigrants who they can underpay and keep under complete control.

      these guys dont want a strong middle class, too hard to control. these cats are good little little marxist-leninists but with better rhetoric.


    8. 8 | January 15, 2018 4:43 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      had maniacs crawling all over me to go to sushi when i was writing.

      ROTFLMAO… In which case, its a miracle anything you typed made sense at all.


    9. lobo91
      9 | January 15, 2018 5:33 pm

      Economists Agree: Trump, Not Obama, Gets Credit For Economy

      Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November.

      Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion, steady job growth and higher stock prices.

      Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow.

      The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.

      A majority said the president had been “somewhat” or “strongly” positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market.

      The pros cite the White House’s push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | January 15, 2018 6:47 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Birthday sushi for the puti.

      We asked what she wanted for bday….hibachi and sushi for her and her sisters.


    11. rain of lead
      11 | January 15, 2018 7:01 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      nice, Japanese Steakhouse for the win

      and dad getting some sake doesn’t hurt either


    12. coldwarrior
      13 | January 15, 2018 7:59 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      nice, Japanese Steakhouse for the win

      and dad getting some sake doesn’t hurt either

      damn straight! and a couple large sapporo’s too.


    13. coldwarrior
      14 | January 15, 2018 8:01 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      we’re in good with the owners too. so we get excellent service and off menu stuff.


    14. coldwarrior
      15 | January 15, 2018 8:04 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Hmmm Memo: Order in a large supply of popcorn !

      i have one of these in the bar…for just such an occasion!

      i also use it to bribe the girls to watch college football with me.


    15. 16 | January 15, 2018 8:05 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i also use it to bribe the girls to watch college football with me.

      Nothing wrong with that.


    16. coldwarrior
      17 | January 15, 2018 8:05 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      this stuff is starting to get very, very interesting.


    17. eaglesoars
      18 | January 15, 2018 8:06 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      Everyone is expecting – for no reason I can see – to see SOMETHING from the Dept of Justice, Office of Inspector General’s investigation soon. Many were expecting something today, actually. Nothing.

      The Last Refuge and a few others have been leading on this. Twitter has started shadowbanning them. Along with other conservative voices. One person I know of have has actually had false tweets appear as being from him that he never wrote.


    18. coldwarrior
      19 | January 15, 2018 8:07 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i also use it to bribe the girls to watch college football with me.

      Nothing wrong with that.

      and i use cokes, hot dogs on the fire, ice cream.

      i’m not below a bribe.

      🙂


    19. coldwarrior
      20 | January 15, 2018 8:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Last Refuge and a few others have been leading on this. Twitter has started shadowbanning them. Along with other conservative voices. One person I know of have has actually had false tweets appear as being from him that he never wrote.

      how fascist of the left to do that.

      no free speech for thee!


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | January 15, 2018 8:22 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Before I forget – WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU DO TO YOUR KNEE?? What’s the damage?

      Don’t know if you’re aware of James O’Keefe’s newest – he’s nailing Twitter ‘engineers’ – got ’em on tape talking about how they alter stuff.

      The hillbilly in me looks at this crap and goes into ‘somebody needs a beatdown’ mode.

      Good thing I’m an old lady now.


    21. rain of lead
      22 | January 15, 2018 8:35 pm

      “There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four… at least, three or four hundred people… Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”

      Haynes continues to elaborate that even he himself has seen these “d*ck pics”:

      “I’ve seen way more penises than I’ve ever wanted to see in my life.”

      “That’s, yeah… You know, actually… This sounds horrible, but I’m actually glad and fortunate it’s just dicks, it’s just blow job pictures, it’s just that type of stuff.” …

      https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/15/project-veritas-twitter-selling-data-advertisers-know-even-dms/


    22. eaglesoars
      23 | January 15, 2018 8:58 pm

      oh man.

      Guess who DIDN’T write the Golden Showers dossier?

      Christopher Steele, former Russia Desk head MI 6

      The Russian Bank’s name is Alfa. In the dossier it’s consistently given the Greek spelling ‘Alpha’. There is a Greek bank ‘Alpha’

      Steele would have known.

      Who would have defaulted to the Greek spelling?

      https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2


    23. coldwarrior
      24 | January 15, 2018 9:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Before I forget – WHAT ON EARTH DID YOU DO TO YOUR KNEE?? What’s the damage?

      the floors in the ER are covered in salt from the sidewalk outside. its impossible to keep them clean, i rounded the corner and slipped. it feels ok now, pain was 1 inch above the knee cap.

      couple days of rest and it feels almost back to normal.


    24. eaglesoars
      25 | January 15, 2018 9:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      couple days of rest and it feels almost back to normal.

      excellent


    25. coldwarrior
      26 | January 15, 2018 9:21 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      “There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four… at least, three or four hundred people… Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”

      i have many of dick’s pick’s.


    26. coldwarrior
      27 | January 15, 2018 9:22 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      couple days of rest and it feels almost back to normal.

      excellent

      seems like a strain of the quad and the quad ligament. no big deal.

      thankfully.


    27. Deplorable Bumr50
      28 | January 15, 2018 9:27 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      That’s GREAT news.


    28. rain of lead
      29 | January 15, 2018 9:28 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      yeah
      as you get older, little shit like that gets harder and harder to recover from

      age and gravity ain’t your friends


    29. Deplorable Bumr50
      30 | January 15, 2018 9:30 pm

      Kiss of death.


    30. rain of lead
      31 | January 15, 2018 9:30 pm

      now that my back issues are fixed I am reminded of all the other aches and pains that I live with on a daily basis


    31. Deplorable Bumr50
      32 | January 15, 2018 9:31 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I won’t diss gravity.

      I don’t want to fly off…


    32. coldwarrior
      33 | January 15, 2018 9:34 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      My joints and back are surprisingly good considering the abuse.


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | January 15, 2018 9:35 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      now that my back issues are fixed I am reminded of all the other aches and pains that I live with on a daily basis

      yoga/pilates. seriously. AND – if you have time – naps. I swear by them. I found trying to work while fatigued I tense up. I got the crap beat out of me with 2 dogs but even with one – 2 teeth knocked out and a broken toe. Willow is a VERY strong dog and I’ve finally had to resort to a choke chain just on self-preservation grounds. If we have a ‘next’ house, it won’t have stairs,either


    34. eaglesoars
      35 | January 15, 2018 9:39 pm

      oh yeah. Wasn’t Mark Levin supposed to have his own show on Fox? Whatever happened to that?


    35. coldwarrior
      36 | January 15, 2018 9:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Sleep, exercise, fish oil, turmeric, msm/glucosamine chondroitin pills.

      I can’t complain. Like I said, I’m shocked at the lack of problems from my joints n back.


    36. Deplorable Bumr50
      37 | January 15, 2018 9:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      To be very honest, I can’t listen to Mark Levin. I’d read a transcript, though.


    37. coldwarrior
      38 | January 15, 2018 9:48 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      I won’t diss gravity.

      I don’t want to fly off…

      Don’t mess with the strange force that acts at a distance.

      Nosiree


    38. Deplorable Bumr50
      39 | January 15, 2018 9:50 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Every four months, I sleep in a certain way where my knee with the ACL repair locks up and there’s pain, tightness and swelling.

      Just happened today.

      I limp around for two days and take Aleve, gone by the fourth.

      First day, first time was so bad I went to urgent care. Inconclusive X-Ray. By the time I’d get to an ortho everything would be gone.

      It sucks getting older.

      Gotta be something I’m doing while sleeping.


    39. coldwarrior
      40 | January 15, 2018 9:52 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      WTF…is a lineman rolling up on your leg while yinz is blocking?


    40. eaglesoars
      41 | January 15, 2018 9:58 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      turmeric,

      ok, I’m the expert on anti-inflammatories a round here. When you take tumeric, try to take it w/black pepper. You don’t need a lot, like 1/20 of a teaspoon. But without it, there’s very little absorption. If that isn’t practical, a fat like olive, safflower or salmon oil – a good fat – will also do the trick. If I’m taking it in food, I add the pepper, if I’m dropping the capsules, I also drop the fish oil.


    41. eaglesoars
      42 | January 15, 2018 9:59 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      To be very honest, I can’t listen to Mark Levin.

      I know. The Screamer. I’m desensitized by now.


    42. Deplorable Bumr50
      43 | January 15, 2018 10:00 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      LOL! I was a DB so small I HAD to spea…er..HIT HIGH!!

      More likely a dive low dive on a breakaway, on the leg I was shooting off of, in PRACTICE, by a teammate, after I’d beaten him one-on-one.

      (What ACTUALLY happened for the intitial complete tear. That f*cking prick. Played for two more games and a four game tourney with it torn…)


    43. coldwarrior
      44 | January 15, 2018 10:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      tumeric taken with fish oil.


    44. coldwarrior
      45 | January 15, 2018 10:02 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      More likely a dive low dive on a breakaway, on the leg I was shooting off of, in PRACTICE, by a teammate, after I’d beaten him one-on-one.

      in practice.

      bastard.


    45. Deplorable Bumr50
      46 | January 15, 2018 10:06 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      We didn’t like each other. Hit me with his helmet on the side of the knee. Never saw him.

      We’ve since made up.

      (I haven’t seen him since my knee started acting up…)


    46. 47 | January 15, 2018 10:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Don’t mess with the strange force that acts at a distance.

      Nosiree

      There is nothing strange about that force, nor the distance it acts within. Gravity does not actually exist. We call it gravity and pretend that it exists, because its much easier to explain then why space-time deforms in the presence of accelerating mass. You prolly did not so much slip and fall, as the earth accelerated in a slightly different direct then you anticipated it was going to. Then, the earth sneaked up on you and whacked you while you were temporarily distracted by the earth being in a ever so slightly different place than you expected it to be. (Basically the earth was playing tag with you, it just forgot to yell, “Tag” when it was your turn)


    47. lobo91
      48 | January 15, 2018 10:19 pm

      Tech Founder: Middle America Is A ‘Sh**hole’ With People Too ‘Violent, Stupid And Racist’ For New Jobs

      One Silicon Valley executive had a few choice words to describe Americans living in the heart of the nation, and they were not flattering.

      Melinda Byerley, MBA and founder of Timeshare CMO, a Silicon Valley-based tech start-up, tweeted out Saturday afternoon describing what middle America could do to “get more jobs in their area.”

      Byerley says that the first thing those in middle America need to realize is that “no educated person wants to live in a shithole with stupid people.” Particularly, in a “shithole” filled with people who are “violent, racist, and/or misogynistic.” In Byerley’s opinion, “big corporations,” do not consider moving to the heart of America because “those towns have nothing going for them.”


    48. coldwarrior
      49 | January 15, 2018 10:22 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      You prolly did not so much slip and fall, as the earth accelerated in a slightly different direct then you anticipated it was going to. Then, the earth sneaked up on you and whacked you while you were temporarily distracted by the earth being in a ever so slightly different place than you expected it to be. (Basically the earth was playing tag with you, it just forgot to yell, “Tag” when it was your turn)

      not very much unlike:

      You must learn how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day and try it. The first part is easy. All it requires is the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight and the willingness not to mind that it’s going to hurt. That is, it’s going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. If you are really trying properly, the likelyhood is that you will fail to miss the ground fairly hard.

      Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.

      One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally. It’s no good deliberately intending to miss the ground because you won’t. You have to have your attention suddenly distracted by something else then you’re halfway there, so that you are no longer thinking about falling, or about the ground, or about how much it’s going to hurt if you fail to miss it.

      It is notoriously difficult to prise your attention away from these three things during the split second you have at your disposal. Hence most people’s failure, and their eventual disillusionment with this exhilarating and spectacular sport.

      If, however, you are lucky enough to have your attention momentarily distracted at the crucial moment by, say, a gorgeous pair of legs (tentacles, pseudopodia, according to phyllum and/or personal inclination), or a bomb going off in your vicinity, or by suddenly spotting an extremely rare species of beetle crawling along a nearby twig, then in your astonishment you will miss the ground completely and remain bobbing just a few inches above the ground in what might seem to be a slightly foolish manner.


    49. coldwarrior
      50 | January 15, 2018 10:24 pm

      @ lobo91:

      i’d like to see her in a world where she gets no electricity from those people who she loathes.

      would be quite fun to watch.


    50. lobo91
      51 | January 15, 2018 10:26 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      i’d like to see her in a world where she gets no electricity from those people who she loathes.

      would be quite fun to watch.

      Electricity…food…water…cars…


    51. eaglesoars
      52 | January 15, 2018 10:29 pm

      @ lobo91:
      @ coldwarrior:

      that piece is a yr old, her BS ‘tech’ company has disappeared and apparently so has she. Her twitter acct is protected


    52. eaglesoars
      53 | January 15, 2018 10:31 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      i’d like to see her in a world where she gets no electricity from those people who she loathes.

      would be quite fun to watch.

      Electricity…food…water…cars…

      Appalling eyeglasses. Remember that Twilight Zone episode?


    53. rain of lead
      54 | January 15, 2018 10:38 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      heh
      now where did I leave my towel


    54. coldwarrior
      55 | January 15, 2018 10:42 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      heh
      now where did I leave my towel

      oh, ive got mine, right here.


    55. 56 | January 15, 2018 10:51 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      oh, ive got mine, right here.

      And my tooth brush… Amazing how many people remember their towel but forget their tooth brush.


    56. rain of lead
      57 | January 15, 2018 10:57 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      fun fact
      the tooth brush was invented in Alabama
      otherwise it would be named the teethbrush

      *ba dum bump*


    57. rain of lead
      58 | January 15, 2018 10:58 pm

      and I’m done
      night you heathens


    58. Deplorable Bumr50
      59 | January 15, 2018 11:03 pm

      Pittsburgh Pirates ownership:


    59. coldwarrior
      60 | January 15, 2018 11:13 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      fun fact
      the tooth brush was invented in Alabama
      otherwise it would be named the teethbrush

      *ba dum bump*

      two drink minimum! tip your waitress!


    60. coldwarrior
      61 | January 15, 2018 11:13 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Bwahahhaaa!!!!


    61. eaglesoars
      62 | January 15, 2018 11:41 pm

      This is interesting. It may be that the Aztecs were taken out by salmonella

      Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease were horrific; they included red spots on the skin, bleeding from various orifices and vomiting.

      A new study of ancient teeth has helped reveal that Aztec’s collapse may have been due to the food poisoning bug salmonella, to which the locals had no resistance.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5263271/Possible-cause-colonial-era-Mexican-epidemic-identified.html


    62. coldwarrior
      63 | January 15, 2018 11:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is interesting. It may be that the Aztecs were taken out by salmonella

      never get take-out from Sal and Ellas!

      🙂


    63. eaglesoars
      64 | January 15, 2018 11:50 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      why is it always the Eye-talian guys?

      bed time. nite.


    64. 65 | January 16, 2018 7:26 am

      Good morning, folks…I’m off to see the oncologist. Should be an interesting appointment! We get to discuss what they will tweak in my Chemo formula.
      Woo. Hoo.


    65. coldwarrior
      66 | January 16, 2018 7:33 am

      Deplorable Macker wrote:

      Good morning, folks…I’m off to see the oncologist. Should be an interesting appointment! We get to discuss what they will tweak in my Chemo formula.
      Woo. Hoo.

      Keep yinz’s head up!


    66. eaglesoars
      67 | January 16, 2018 7:47 am

      market is due to hit 26,000 today.

      I’m sure Kurt Eichenwald, who sold the stock for his kids’ college right after the election and encouraged everyone else to do likewise, is pleased


    67. coldwarrior
      68 | January 16, 2018 8:29 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      And some nevertrumper investment advisors who we know sure have had an easy year…


    68. eaglesoars
      69 | January 16, 2018 8:40 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      And some nevertrumper investment advisors who we know sure have had an easy year…

      right up there with “wages won’t increase due to tax reform”

      too bad they don’t get paid based on their own accuracy – or lack thereof


    69. coldwarrior
    70. eaglesoars
      71 | January 16, 2018 10:16 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      I have visions of that Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salmon who is shaking down all the royalty. The vision is they’re being hung by their heels in the lobby of the Ritz while being shaken and all the loose change is falling out of the shemaghs they wear on their heads. “Is that IT? Do we have to start cutting open your GOATS??”

      off to the grocery store. Another winter advisory coming in.


    71. coldwarrior
      72 | January 16, 2018 10:34 am

      what? dow 26000???

      but i thought trump was gonna crash the market????

      i was told on this very site by self proclaimed experts that trump would DESTROY the american economy?

      wtf happened? i demand a re-count!!!!


    72. 73 | January 16, 2018 2:07 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      what? dow 26000???

      but i thought trump was gonna crash the market????

      i was told on this very site by self proclaimed experts that trump would DESTROY the american economy?

      wtf happened? i demand a re-count!!!!

      Well, if you would take your gas-mask bong off and look around, you would see that he did destroy the American economy, that and he egged the N Korean’s into nuking Hawaii and Japan. Its all clear for everyone to see if they just look.


    73. eaglesoars
      75 | January 16, 2018 2:43 pm

      In the We’re Done Fucking Around With You People Dept. we have

      JUST IN: US Justice Dept. says will appeal federal court’s ruling involving DACA, and “also intends later this week to take the rare step of filing a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, seeking direct review” by US Supreme Court.

      https://twitter.com/NewsAlertHQ/status/953349745749012480


    74. eaglesoars
      76 | January 16, 2018 3:22 pm

      In the We’re Done Fucking Around With You People Dept. – Part 2

      Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

      Visions of Chicago Mayor Tiny Dancer being carted off in cuffs doing the perp walk with a tutu over his head

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/dhs-asks-prosecutors-charge-sanctuary-city-leaders/


    75. rain of lead
    76. rain of lead
      78 | January 16, 2018 6:00 pm

      oh btw
      mid ten had a snowmageddon today

      2 inches

      you would have thought the damn world had come to an end


    77. eaglesoars
      79 | January 16, 2018 6:01 pm

      This article says ‘former’ CIA agent, but not exactly when he left the agency.

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer was arrested last night on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information.

      Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka “Zhen Cheng Li”, 53, was arrested after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. Lee, who is a naturalized United States citizen, currently resides in Hong Kong, China. According to court documents, Lee began working for the CIA as a case officer in 1994, maintained a Top Secret clearance, and signed numerous non-disclosure agreements during his tenure at CIA.

      A case officer runs agents, I believe

      According to court documents, in August 2012, Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the United States to live in northern Virginia. While traveling back to the United States, Lee and his family had hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia. During each of the hotel stays, FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, and found that Lee was in unauthorized possession of materials relating to the national defense. Specifically, agents found two small books containing handwritten notes that contained classified information, including but not limited to, true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees, operational notes from asset meetings, operational meeting locations and locations of covert facilities.

      They’ve let him run with this for 5 yrs, I hope this means no actual agents were in jeopardy because as sure as God made chickens, the Chinese intelligence services have this. I wonder why, after 5 yrs, they decided to bust him now. Perhaps they thought he was going to run.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/breaking-former-cia-officer-arrested-retaining-classified-information/


    78. eaglesoars
      81 | January 16, 2018 6:25 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      From the same guy who said protestors at the Capitol yelled the N word – also a lie.


    79. eaglesoars
      82 | January 16, 2018 6:27 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      2 inches

      did they close the schools? We got a whole inch last week and schools opened 2 hrs late

      we might get a bit overnite making the morning commute a pain, but nothing serious


    80. coldwarrior
      83 | January 16, 2018 6:45 pm

      why do i have to keep shoveling all this global warming?


    81. rain of lead
      84 | January 16, 2018 7:01 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      hell they closed schools yesterday before the first flake fell


    82. eaglesoars
      85 | January 16, 2018 7:18 pm

      The NYT has more on the Chinese guy the FBI arrested for spying. It’s devastating, we lost agents. Unfortunately, the death penalty for treason is in effect only during war.

      More than a dozen C.I.A. informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government. The extent to which the informant network was unraveled, reported last year by The New York Times, was a devastating setback for the C.I.A.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html


    83. RIX
      86 | January 16, 2018 7:48 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      John Lewis seems to have an adverse relationship with the truth. He is supposed to be immune from criticism
      because he “Marched with Martin “ At the time guys were dodging bullets in Vietnam. That was far more dangerous
      than marching with Martin.


    84. 87 | January 16, 2018 8:07 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      why do i have to keep shoveling all this global warming?

      You have to, because you want to. I don’t want to, so I live somewhere where I do not have to. This is, what we in the scientific community call, a “causal relationship”. You understand causality, right? Good old fashioned “Cause and effect”?

      The cause, is it snows where you live. The Effect, is you are stuck shoveling Globull Warming every year.

      But, be of good cheer, since3 we are entering a new period of glaciation, soon you will not have to shovel any more globull warming. Not sure how you are going to deal with the 2 mile thick sheet of ice sitting on your house, but at least you won’t have to shovel any more globull warming.


    85. eaglesoars
      88 | January 16, 2018 8:10 pm

      This is fun. A 1994 interview with Paul McCartney.

      Interview: Paul McCartney On His Life as a Bassist | Bacon’s Archive

      https://reverb.com/news/interview-paul-mccartney-on-his-life-as-a-bassist?utm_campaign=FBshare&utm_medium=FB&utm_source=FBshare


    86. eaglesoars
      89 | January 16, 2018 8:17 pm

      Holy Crap! Jeff Sessions just popped out of his undisclosed location and showed up on Tucker’s show!


    87. coldwarrior
      90 | January 16, 2018 8:32 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      But, be of good cheer, since3 we are entering a new period of glaciation, soon you will not have to shovel any more globull warming. Not sure how you are going to deal with the 2 mile thick sheet of ice sitting on your house, but at least you won’t have to shovel any more globull warming

      meh…last ice age the terminal moraine was 25 miles north of here.

      😉


    88. 91 | January 16, 2018 8:49 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      But, be of good cheer, since3 we are entering a new period of glaciation, soon you will not have to shovel any more globull warming. Not sure how you are going to deal with the 2 mile thick sheet of ice sitting on your house, but at least you won’t have to shovel any more globull warming

      meh…last ice age the terminal moraine was 25 miles north of here.

      Good, cause, that’s an awful lot of ice, not sure your liver could handle 265 million margaritas.


    89. lobo91
      92 | January 16, 2018 9:34 pm

      Journos Unable To Accept Results Of Trump’s Physical Exam

      White House doctor Ronny Jackson confirmed on Tuesday that President Trump is perfectly healthy, but reporters are accusing him of hiding something.

      Journalists have long questioned the president’s mental health and fitness for office, but Dr. Jackson debunked any notion that Trump is unhealthy and called his mental health “excellent.”

      However, reporters are still unwilling to accept that nothing is wrong with the president and have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with Dr. Jackson’s assessment of Trump.

      CNN’s Brian Stelter, who routinely talks about Trump’s fitness, wrote that Trump passing a cognitive exam has nothing to do with being “unfit.”

      “Someone could be sharp as a tack, but still unfit,” Stelter claimed.


    90. eaglesoars
      93 | January 16, 2018 9:54 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      but still unfit,”

      “It ain’t fittin’ Mr. Rhett, it just ain’t fittin’ !!”

      Mami, GWTW


    91. eaglesoars
      94 | January 16, 2018 10:17 pm

      bed time, toodles!


    92. Aussie Infidel
      96 | January 17, 2018 9:40 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      But, be of good cheer, since3 we are entering a new period of glaciation, soon you will not have to shovel any more globull warming. Not sure how you are going to deal with the 2 mile thick sheet of ice sitting on your house, but at least you won’t have to shovel any more globull warming

      meh…last ice age the terminal moraine was 25 miles north of here.

      The stone from that last moraine has probably been used up as gravel surfacing highways. Time to get a replacement set of rocks.

      🙂

      You may have to wait a bit however as I believe that delivery is glacially slow!

      HEH!

      🙂


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