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  • Saturday Lecture Series: Pine Trees and the Broad Arrow

    by coldwarrior ( 172 Comments › )
    Filed under History, Military, Open thread, saturday lecture series at April 28th, 2018 - 10:31 am

    Today, the girls and I are going to plant a couple Pinus Strobus trees in garden yard. These will be for erosion control to keep the top hillside from eroding. Interesting thing about these trees, they were the inspiration for the Boston Tea Party and hold a very interesting place in the American Revolution.

    Please read about the Pine Tree Riot here, and Here,

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    172 Responses to “Saturday Lecture Series: Pine Trees and the Broad Arrow”
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    1. 1 | April 28, 2018 11:44 am

      There are no Pine Trees here, there is only Zuul…


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | April 28, 2018 11:52 am

      What a great website! Thanks, I’ve subscribed.

      https://allthingsliberty.com/

      Journal of the American Revolution


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | April 28, 2018 11:56 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’m glad to have sent you there !


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | April 28, 2018 11:56 am

      2.9% wage growth. Yezzir!


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | April 28, 2018 11:57 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Cthulu will eat me last!


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | April 28, 2018 12:04 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      2.9% wage growth. Yezzir!

      yes, fastest in how many years? I heard the number buts I forgots.


    7. 7 | April 28, 2018 12:25 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/04/john-brennan-issues-warning-to-potus-about-muellers-investigation-stay-tuned-mr-trump/

      Meanwhile, when he should be busy, Deep State Special Operative Jeff Sessions is still MIA.


    8. 8 | April 28, 2018 12:27 pm

      Holy shit… this is ridiculous.

      There are 56 comments in your spam queue right now.


    9. coldwarrior
      9 | April 28, 2018 12:31 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Holy shit… this is ridiculous.

      There are 56 comments in your spam queue right now.

      ?

      i dont see any


    10. 10 | April 28, 2018 12:32 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      All of them spam from 46.161.14.99


    11. 11 | April 28, 2018 12:33 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Sorry, my blog. The Russian’s spammed the crap out of me.


    12. 12 | April 28, 2018 12:39 pm

      I love me some Gateway Pundit, but damn, I wish he/they weren’t wrong so often.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/chairman-nunes-investigate-ex-cia-director-john-brennan-role-promoting-hillarys-phony-dossier-brennan-may-perjured/


    13. coldwarrior
      13 | April 28, 2018 2:03 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Sorry, my blog. The Russian’s spammed the crap out of me.

      spamski


    14. 14 | April 28, 2018 2:37 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Sorry, my blog. The Russian’s spammed the crap out of me.

      spamski

      Atonski Spamski…


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | April 28, 2018 3:02 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      I love me some Gateway Pundit, but damn, I wish he/they weren’t wrong so often.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/chairman-nunes-investigate-ex-cia-director-john-brennan-role-promoting-hillarys-phony-dossier-brennan-may-perjured/

      how is he wrong?


    16. 16 | April 28, 2018 3:37 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      I love me some Gateway Pundit, but damn, I wish he/they weren’t wrong so often.

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/chairman-nunes-investigate-ex-cia-director-john-brennan-role-promoting-hillarys-phony-dossier-brennan-may-perjured/

      how is he wrong?

      Do you read Gateway Pundit very often? Jim Hoft is prone to a considerable degree of speculation. Often on the flimsiest of factual documentation. Not as frequently wrong as say, World Net Daily’s Jerome Corsi, but often enough to not be taken as a seriously reliable source of information.


    17. coldwarrior
      18 | April 28, 2018 3:46 pm

      so i had this grand idea to cut the grass (with my old school human-powered reel mower), plant trees, lay out the garden, prep for planting.

      i got the grass cut and two trees planted. it is so effing cold out there that the girls could only help for a little bit then froze.

      it is april 28th, the wind chill is 36F. i have been paying attention to the weather prognosticators for a couple months now, not ONE mention of how cold its been or the fact that this is the coldest march/april for 150 years. SILENCE.

      fortunately, everyone has tons of data at their fingertips and can question the lies. the local tv station took down their weather blog/comment section last week. they were getting lambasted.


    18. eaglesoars
      19 | April 28, 2018 3:58 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I wonder what the Farmer’s Almanac said. I think I’ve mentioned before that I check the weather before I go out and it will say current temp is something like 42, ‘real feel’ 40. I get out there and have to crack the ice on the bird bath. I KNOW they’ve been lying.

      doriangrey wrote:

      Do you read Gateway Pundit very often? Jim Hoft is prone to a considerable degree of speculation

      Be that as it may, in this post all he’s doing is quoting other sources.

      I watched the Nunes interview – or one of them – and this comports with what I heard him say about the State Dept. As for Paul Sperry, and the Brennan aspect, I don’t recall hearing Nunes talk about that, but Paul Sperry is one of the best investigative reporters around.


    19. coldwarrior
      20 | April 28, 2018 4:07 pm

      “See that’s the problem with this damn nation. All blacks gotta be Democrats, man, we ain’t made it off the plantation”.

      so sayeth Kanye. yep. gotta agree.


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | April 28, 2018 4:13 pm

      well, it’s gorgeous here, so we’re taking the heathen beagles to the park


    21. AZfederalist
      22 | April 28, 2018 4:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      it is april 28th, the wind chill is 36F.

      91 degrees here in Tucson at 1330.

      /not boasting; it’s actually kind of too hot too early.


    22. coldwarrior
      23 | April 28, 2018 4:44 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      hell, i just want it to get near normal here!

      its supposed to be 65F and perfect. mid april to late may are usually just gorgeous here. perfect in fact. that period and mid sempter to end october make it worth the damn cold winters and humid as hell august.


    23. coldwarrior
      24 | April 28, 2018 5:00 pm

      well…where’s trumps nobel peace prize?


    24. Deplorable Bumr50
      25 | April 28, 2018 5:08 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      “Gotta run for shelter, gotta run for shade.” – Dennis “D.T.” Thomas


    25. Deplorable Bumr50
      27 | April 28, 2018 5:46 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      215.


    26. coldwarrior
      28 | April 28, 2018 6:07 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      215.

      sick


    27. coldwarrior
      29 | April 28, 2018 6:12 pm

      The best macro-economic performance ever in India was obtained in 2014-18. Modi’s challenge remains the reining in of the enemies within.

      http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/robust-job-growth-not-fake-news-narendra-modi-economy-demonetisation-gst-inflation-5154381/


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | April 28, 2018 7:39 pm

      I’m watching “Paterno”. Pacino is just effing brilliant. He’s indistinguishable from Paterno.


    29. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      31 | April 28, 2018 8:12 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/04/john-brennan-issues-warning-to-potus-about-muellers-investigation-stay-tuned-mr-trump/

      Meanwhile, when he should be busy, Deep State Special Operative Jeff Sessions is still MIA.

      Nope, played where’s waldo. He showed up here in town in MT to give a talk on prescription drug abuse.


    30. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      32 | April 28, 2018 8:16 pm

      I’m so proud of our President right now. He may have single-handedly destroyed any chance of our worthless Senator Tester of getting re-elected. The MT press has been obsessively covering up all of the things that Tester has screwed up and only carrying articles on his “successes”. They had to do an article yesterday on Pres. Trump’s comments about Tester. The worthless bastard may finally be sent back to his organic soybean farm.


    31. coldwarrior
      34 | April 28, 2018 8:24 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      The worthless bastard may finally be sent back to his organic soybean farm.

      plants dont care from where they get their nitrogen.

      really, they dont.

      😉


    32. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      35 | April 28, 2018 8:33 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      The worthless bastard may finally be sent back to his organic soybean farm.

      plants dont care from where they get their nitrogen.

      really, they dont.

      Lol. Yeah, here’s a fun one for you. He still claims to be a rancher. He took his father’s successful cattle ranch, ran it into the ground, sold the cattle, and planted soybeans. Perfect democrat.


    33. eaglesoars
      36 | April 28, 2018 8:40 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      We’ve worked with Tester. He’s the laziest SOB you ever met. Ask him to work on something with you, he says ‘sure’, and hands it off to a staffer who can’t spell ‘legislation’, but Tester thinks his job is done and dusted.

      He didn’t do this of his own volition, he was asked to do it by somebody, probably offered some quid pro quo. He’s a front man because he has neither the imagination nor the energy to do it on his own.

      Personally, I think they should put Jackson’s name right back in there and shove it where the sun don’t shine.


    34. eaglesoars
      37 | April 28, 2018 8:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m watching “Paterno”

      Get this. The actress who plays Sara Ganim, the reporter who broke the story is….Elvis’ granddaughter.

      Riley Keough


    35. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      38 | April 28, 2018 8:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      We’ve worked with Tester. He’s the laziest SOB you ever met. Ask him to work on something with you, he says ‘sure’, and hands it off to a staffer who can’t spell ‘legislation’, but Tester thinks his job is done and dusted.

      He didn’t do this of his own volition, he was asked to do it by somebody, probably offered some quid pro quo. He’s a front man because he has neither the imagination nor the energy to do it on his own.

      Personally, I think they should put Jackson’s name right back in there and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

      He pretty much admitted a couple months ago that he was not going to be re-elected. So, he’s been doubling down on doing what he’s been ordered to do by the radical left. Burning every bridge he can. While sucking up to the far left radicals so they’ll throw him a bone after he’s out. What he doesn’t realize is that once he’s gone, he’s of no use to them and it’s over. Frankly he should be in prison for his systematic destruction of the VA. I wonder who was feeding him the orders for that bullshit.


    36. eaglesoars
      39 | April 28, 2018 9:03 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      I wonder who was feeding him the orders for that bullshit.

      follow the money

      I think that’s the 11th commandment or something


    37. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      40 | April 28, 2018 9:11 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      I wonder who was feeding him the orders for that bullshit.

      follow the money

      I think that’s the 11th commandment or something

      Then it would have something to do with the private insurance company that was contracted by the government to operate and maintain the veteran’s choice program.


    38. RIX
      41 | April 28, 2018 9:18 pm

      Jeanine Piro just did a scathing critique on Comey and Clapper. Get this, Clapper and Jake Tapper are getting an
      award at the White House Correspondents Dinner for……… wait for it………. their coverage of the dossier!


    39. eaglesoars
      42 | April 28, 2018 9:18 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      then don’t think Trump won’t figure it out if he hasn’t already. and blow it up


    40. RIX
      43 | April 28, 2018 9:41 pm

      https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/04/28/waging-war-cnns-brian-stelter-explains-why-trumps-snubbing-of-reporters-nerd-prom-matters/
      @ Twitchy
      Brian Stelter has his panties in a bunch that Trump will make war on the media at his rally during the Correspondents
      Dinner. The irony reeks. They will be smearing Trump all night. They can dish it, but can’t take it.


    41. AZfederalist
      44 | April 28, 2018 9:48 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      and planted soybeans.

      In Montana?


    42. AZfederalist
      45 | April 28, 2018 9:49 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Get this, Clapper and Jake Tapper are getting an
      award at the White House Correspondents Dinner for……… wait for it………. their coverage of the dossier!

      … and those dimwits wonder why Trump has declined to attend?


    43. RIX
      46 | April 28, 2018 9:56 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Get this, Clapper and Jake Tapper are getting an
      award at the White House Correspondents Dinner for……… wait for it………. their coverage of the dossier!

      … and those dimwits wonder why Trump has declined to attend?

      Yup, they are either dense, or feign it. If Obama were treated this way they media would go bat shit crazy.


    44. eaglesoars
      47 | April 28, 2018 10:20 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      … and those dimwits wonder why Trump has declined to attend?

      I still think it’s possible that the Correspondent’s dinner where they made fun of him is when he decided to run.


    45. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      48 | April 28, 2018 10:41 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      and planted soybeans.

      In Montana?

      Yep


    46. darkwords
      49 | April 29, 2018 1:05 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I saw the look on his face there and think the same thing. Obama is one of the biggest gloaters I have ever seen.


    47. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      50 | April 29, 2018 1:36 am

      darkwords wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I saw the look on his face there and think the same thing. Obama is one of the biggest gloaters I have ever seen.

      I’ve always seen his smirk as more of disdain for those he considers inferior. Ie: everyone.


    48. eaglesoars
      51 | April 29, 2018 9:01 am

      Good morning! It’s gonna be a very good day..

      French museum discovers more than half of its paintings are fake

      https://nypost.com/2018/04/28/french-museum-discovers-more-than-half-of-its-paintings-are-fake/

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!


    49. eaglesoars
      52 | April 29, 2018 9:04 am

      Wow. I just saw a clip of Michelle Wolf going after Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the WHCD. It was absolutely vile.

      Mercedes Schlapp and her husband (Matt?) got up and walked out.


    50. eaglesoars
      53 | April 29, 2018 9:13 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I just saw a clip of Michelle Wolf

      complete clip – about 20 mins

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDbx1uArVOM


    51. RIX
      54 | April 29, 2018 9:18 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I just saw a clip of Michelle Wolf

      complete clip – about 20 mins

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDbx1uArVOM

      I never heard of her and she is not funny.


    52. eaglesoars
      55 | April 29, 2018 9:26 am

      “Mike Pence is very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder. Which, first of all, don’t knock it till you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it [elbow gesture]. Ya know, ya gotta get that baby outta there. And, yeah, sure, you can groan all you want, I know a lot of you are very anti-abortion, you know, unless it’s the one you got for your secret mistress. Fun how values can waiver. But good for you.”

      Just after the 8 min mark


    53. eaglesoars
      56 | April 29, 2018 9:54 am

      Well, this is illuminating. This is the lead story on the Daily Mail’s U.S. Home Page. Forget that part. Scroll down for the pics.

      The one of Kathy Griffin is interesting because she looks like somebody dug her up. She’s 10 yrs younger than I am and looks 10 yrs older.

      keep scrolling and guess who else was there.

      David Camera Hogg. With his ‘companion’, Scion Kelly.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5670175/Michelle-Wolf-eviscerates-Donald-Trump-absence-White-House-Correspondents-dinner.html


    54. Deplorable Bumr50
      58 | April 29, 2018 10:38 am

      @ doriangrey:

      Live sports is the only reason I have cable.

      I suspect many others are like me.


    55. eaglesoars
      59 | April 29, 2018 10:48 am

      @ doriangrey:

      The way the money is made in that industry is odd. Take Al Gore’s channel. It didn’t matter that no one ever watched it. The channel made money based on how many distribution outlets it could score. I’ve forgotten the details, but it was pretty convoluted


    56. lobo91
      60 | April 29, 2018 12:07 pm

      Not everyone was amused, apparently:

      Maggie Haberman

      @maggieNYT

      That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.

      11:14 PM – Apr 28, 2018

      and

      Andrea Mitchell

      @mitchellreports

      Apology is owed to @PressSec and others grossly insulted ny Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents Assoc dinner which started with uplifting heartfelt speech by @margarettalev – comedian was worst since Imus insulted Clinton’s

      11:03 AM – Apr 29, 2018


    57. eaglesoars
      61 | April 29, 2018 12:32 pm

      @ lobo91:

      she and Kathy Griffin are about to become BFFs.


    58. lobo91
      62 | April 29, 2018 12:41 pm

      Clinton nonprofit won’t let donor cancel $10.48 monthly contribution: report

      A Seattle man who recently sought to end his monthly donation to a Hillary Clinton nonprofit group ran into a small roadblock: There was no way to cancel his contribution, according to a report.

      Corey Koscielniak, 29, wanted to stop his $10.48 recurring tithe to Onward Together, the politican action organization Clinton formed after her 2016 election defeat, because the group disclosed little information on how it spent the money, he told the Seattle Times.

      “Onward Together (OT) accepts payment information, but provides no ability to alter or cancel donations once the initial donation is received,” Koscielniak wrote in his complaint to the Washington state Attorney General’s Office.

      Not even surprising…


    59. eaglesoars
      63 | April 29, 2018 12:47 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Not even surprising…

      call the credit card company and put it under dispute. not complicated.


    60. eaglesoars
      64 | April 29, 2018 1:46 pm

      Drudge is apparently no Trump guy, but he absolutely savages Michelle Wolf and the WHCD. Look at this

      http://www.drudgereport.com/


    61. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      65 | April 29, 2018 2:05 pm

      http://newstalk955.com/trump-continues-to-go-after-tester-at-weekend-rally/?trackback=fbshare_mobile

      At a rally in Michigan, President Trump said, “I know things about Tester that I could say, too. And if I said ’em, he’d never be elected again.”

      Yes, please. Say them over and over so the press has no choice but to cover it.


    62. Deplorable Bumr50
      66 | April 29, 2018 2:29 pm

      *sigh*

      “Respected Leader among Conservative Millennials Misses Point”

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/29782/note-conservatives-stop-fawning-over-celebrities-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=042918-news&utm_campaign=position1

      I don’t think anyone was “fawning” Benny, I think people were pointing out that he tweeted some pretty on-target stuff, which we as “conservatives” SAY needs to happen all the time regarding African Americans leaving the Dem plantation.


    63. 67 | April 29, 2018 3:49 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Ben’s mental attitude is a disease. Its a form of intentionally projected “Otherism”. Essentially what Ben is saying is, “West isn’t a conservative, therefore, he should be shunned as a “Other” by conservatives regardless of what he has to say”.

      The thing to bear in mind when reading anything Ben writes is this. Ben’s financial future rests upon constant friction between conservatives and liberals. Bottom line, end of story, Ben Shapiro would be unemployed without that constant friction.

      No job, no money, no political clout, no fame, no fortune. Ben would become a nobody without that constant friction. Anyone really think Ben would be ok with that?


    64. eaglesoars
      68 | April 29, 2018 4:05 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Ben Shapiro would be unemployed without that constant friction.

      Oh, I dunno, Ben’s a pretty bright guy, I’m sure he’d figure out something. His 2 big problems are; he’s still pretty young, and he’s smarter than a lot of people, knows it, and has fallen into the superiority trap of “deepest thinker”


    65. Deplorable Bumr50
      69 | April 29, 2018 4:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      he’s smarter than a lot of people

      I thought so, but he’s been hanging out with Beck a lot…


    66. Deplorable Bumr50
      70 | April 29, 2018 4:15 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Glenn Beck.

      Not Beck Hansen.


    67. eaglesoars
      71 | April 29, 2018 4:37 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      he’s smarter than a lot of people

      I thought so, but he’s been hanging out with Beck a lot…

      so what? Look who dorian hangs out with.


    68. 72 | April 29, 2018 5:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Look who dorian hangs out with.

      Who do I hang out with? I mean, besides the chickens, and that more of a “They insist on harassing me” thing than me actually hanging out with them.


    69. eaglesoars
      73 | April 29, 2018 5:08 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Well, lessee, your here and so are we…as usual


    70. 74 | April 29, 2018 5:23 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Well, lessee, your here and so are we…as usual

      So… Are you attempting to imply that my chickens are less grounded in reality than Glenn Beck… Or… That you guys are? Cause, honestly, as annoying as my chickens are, they are way more rational than Glenn Beck.


    71. eaglesoars
      75 | April 29, 2018 5:40 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I make no claim to know ANYTHING about your chickens, dorian, and frankly, TMI

      😆


    72. AZfederalist
      76 | April 29, 2018 5:58 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      Not even surprising…

      call the credit card company and put it under dispute. not complicated.

      Apparently the person put it on as an automatic withdrawal from the bank. Should be able to stop those charges by calling the bank one would think.


    73. 77 | April 29, 2018 7:00 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      Depends on the organization. Some can be rather persistent in trying to get their blood from a turnip.


    74. 78 | April 29, 2018 7:13 pm

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:
      Depends on the organization. Some can be rather persistent in trying to get their blood from a turnip.

      That brings to mind AOL, holy shit was it difficult to turn off once started.


    75. Deplorable Bumr50
      79 | April 29, 2018 7:18 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I once decorated a Christmas tree with the AOL CD-ROMs they would send in the mail and Yuengling cans.


    76. AZfederalist
      80 | April 29, 2018 7:25 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      That brings to mind AOL, holy shit was it difficult to turn off once started.

      That and dropping Netflix


    77. coldwarrior
      81 | April 29, 2018 8:13 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I once decorated a Christmas tree with the AOL CD-ROMs they would send in the mail and Yuengling cans.

      A very yinzer move. Well played.


    78. Deplorable Bumr50
      82 | April 29, 2018 8:18 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Thanks!

      Was living in a house with four other dudes. We literally had hundreds.

      Of both.


    79. eaglesoars
      83 | April 29, 2018 8:37 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Yuengling cans.

      At least it wasn’t Iron City. I swear I never became a beer drinker because I was nursed on that swill


    80. lobo91
      84 | April 29, 2018 8:46 pm

      Missile strike: Explosions reported at Iranian base in Northern Syria

      THE Syrian army is reporting new enemy aggression, with missiles targeting missile bases in the north of the country.

      “Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,” a Syrian army source is reported by state-run media as saying.

      Military commentators and Middle East analysts are reporting an attack appears to have been made on the headquarters of the Iran-backed Shiite militia Brigade 47 near the village of Maarin al-Jabal, just south of Hama city. It is said to be used as a recruitment and training facility.

      It was also believed to house a weapons depot, which would account for the intensity of the blast.

      A second explosion has been reported at the Iranian-backed Brigade 80 headquarters situated north of Aleppo city.

      Media outlets with connections to the Syrian regime are claiming 38 soldiers have been killed and 57 injured in the attacks.

      The cause of the blasts remains unclear. Reports of Israeli involvement remain speculation, while some Syrian Democtratic Force rebels have claimed responsibility.

      Syrian state media reported that authorities were work to “determine the cause of the explosions.”

      Big friggin’ explosion. Video at the link


    81. Deplorable Bumr50
      85 | April 29, 2018 8:55 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Imp n’ Ahrn!!

      Honestly never had any Iron City from the original brewers, Pittsburgh Brewing. Dad said he used to like Duke in his youth.

      Also spoke of this abomination:

      http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/hop_n_gator_beer


    82. eaglesoars
      86 | April 29, 2018 9:03 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Big friggin’ explosion.

      well, it says ‘missiles’ – that could be anybody. Very pretty, tho, kudos.


    83. eaglesoars
      87 | April 29, 2018 9:05 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Also spoke of this abomination:

      There was an urban legend around that time that mixing alcohol with Gatorade “gets you drunk quicker”,

      heh, I remember that!


    84. 88 | April 29, 2018 9:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Also spoke of this abomination:

      There was an urban legend around that time that mixing alcohol with Gatorade “gets you drunk quicker”,

      heh, I remember that!

      ROTFLMAO… In college we made a party beverage. Gatorade and Vodka. That was… Gatorade powder, mind you, no water, and vodka. Used to make it in 5 gallon Sparklet’s bottles. Dispense it… yup, from the Sparklet’s cooler.


    85. eaglesoars
      89 | April 29, 2018 9:38 pm

      I’m beginning to feel sorry for him.

      John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

      Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.”

      The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.”

      “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”

      That rope he’s been pissing up must be soaked thru

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/29/john-kasich-hints-2020-run-against-donald-trump-ri/


    86. eaglesoars
      90 | April 29, 2018 9:39 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I don’t know how they did it during my time – I was smoking dope


    87. eaglesoars
      91 | April 29, 2018 9:42 pm

      MSNBC’s Joy Reid Says, “I Genuinely Do Not Believe I Wrote Those Hateful Things”

      well, sweetie, if that’s true, you need medical attention and I hope you get it.

      thru Obamacare.

      https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/msnbcs-joy-reid-says-i-genuinely-do-not-believe-i-wrote-hateful-things-1106686


    88. Aussie Infidel
      92 | April 29, 2018 9:43 pm

      The header, subheader and the two bolded paras early on appear disingenuous, to say the least.

      Only at the end, in the last two paras, does the writer come clean that she was aware that the problem of social trust in China, i.e. the lack of it, has been a direct result of CCP totalitarian policies that have shattered civil society.

      That said, the journey to get to that conclusion is still worth taking.

      Enjoy the read ;

      Chinese Citizens Want the Government to Rank Them

      The government thinks “social credit” will fix the country’s lack of trust — and the public agrees.

      By Amy Hawkins
      May 24, 2017, 11:45 AM
      http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/24/chinese-citizens-want-the-government-to-rank-them/


    89. Aussie Infidel
      93 | April 29, 2018 9:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      MSNBC’s Joy Reid Says, “I Genuinely Do Not Believe I Wrote Those Hateful Things”

      well, sweetie, if that’s true, you need medical attention and I hope you get it.

      thru Obamacare.

      https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/msnbcs-joy-reid-says-i-genuinely-do-not-believe-i-wrote-hateful-things-1106686

      Reid’s delusions are breaking through again .

      Time to up the dose Reid or get yourself a new doctor!

      🙂

      I can’t decide whether Reid is evil, mad, or politically delusional … ohhh there I go repeating myself!


    90. Aussie Infidel
      94 | April 29, 2018 9:51 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Missile strike: Explosions reported at Iranian base in Northern Syria

      Syrian state media reported that authorities were work to “determine the cause of the explosions.”

      Big friggin’ explosion. Video at the link

      I’m guessing but the word Israel keeps leaping off the page at me!

      🙂


    91. eaglesoars
      95 | April 29, 2018 9:51 pm

      yeah, we kinda figured…

      Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/04/28/solar-activity-flatlines-weakest-solar-cycle-in-200-years/


    92. eaglesoars
      96 | April 29, 2018 9:52 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      I can’t decide whether Reid is evil, mad, or politically delusional …

      she’s just a run of the mill liar who is cashing in on her black privilege.


    93. eaglesoars
      97 | April 29, 2018 9:58 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      Even more telling is this intellectual construct

      In other words, they’ve annihilated the structures that allow people to form connections with any entity outside their own friends and family — and that could act as watchdogs.

      watchdogs? WATCHDOGS???


    94. lobo91
      98 | April 29, 2018 9:59 pm

      Palestinians must make peace or shut up, Saudi crown prince said to tell US Jews

      At a meeting with Jewish leaders in New York last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman castigated the Palestinian leadership for rejecting opportunities for peace with Israel for decades, and said they should either start accepting peace proposals or “shut up.”

      Citing what it said were multiple sources, Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday night quoted what it said were remarks made by the crown prince at the meeting that left those who were present “staggered” by the ferocity of his criticism of the Palestinians.

      “For the past 40 years, the Palestinian leadership has missed opportunities again and again, and rejected all the offers it was given,” the Saudi leader reportedly said.

      “It’s about time that the Palestinians accept the offers, and agree to come to the negotiating table — or they should shut up and stop complaining,” he reportedly went on.

      Prince Salman also told the US Jewish leaders that “the Palestinian issue is not at the top of the Saudi government’s agenda” and elaborated, “There are much more urgent and more important issues to deal with — such as Iran,” according to the TV report.


    95. eaglesoars
      99 | April 29, 2018 10:14 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Man, I hope his bodyguards are really, really good……


    96. AZfederalist
      100 | April 29, 2018 10:17 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.”

      Dude, we’ve just got ourselves out of the woods, we don’t need somebody to lead us back in and get us lost again.


    97. Deplorable Bumr50
      101 | April 29, 2018 10:23 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      There is a concerted effort to remove Trump from everything Republican or “Conservative.”

      Not to be cliche, but they’d very much rather lose than win with Trump.

      They are bound and determined to not learn anything from the 2016 election.


    98. Aussie Infidel
      102 | April 29, 2018 10:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yeah, we kinda figured…

      Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/04/28/solar-activity-flatlines-weakest-solar-cycle-in-200-years/

      As you said …. BRRRRRRRR

      They’ll be holding ‘Frost Fairs’ on the frozen Thames soon!

      🙂

      YThe global warmists got it half right …. the global bit

      .. but as far as warming bit goes not so much!

      🙂


    99. lobo91
      103 | April 29, 2018 10:35 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Bill Kristol

      Verified account

      @BillKristol
      Follow Follow @BillKristol
      More Bill Kristol Retweeted Brad Parscale

      This confirms what I’ve picked up elsewhere: Team Trump, including campaign manager @parscale, is worried about a 2020 primary challenge–as they should be. They know today’s reluctant Trump supporters could vote for a change in 2020. Thus this gratuitous attack on @JohnKasich…


    100. 104 | April 29, 2018 10:38 pm

      @ lobo91:

      You just don’t get much more delusional.


    101. lobo91
      105 | April 29, 2018 10:42 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      You just don’t get much more delusional.

      Challenge accepted!

      Mili Boreham
      ‏ @BorehamSearch
      Replying to @BillKristol @parscale @JohnKasich

      Believe 2020 plans are mute! But appreciate keeping up appearances! Mueller will have completed their intensely in-depth investigation. Conspiracy will be proven.
      4:05 PM – 29 Apr 2018


    102. eaglesoars
      106 | April 29, 2018 10:42 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      This confirms what I’ve picked up elsewhere:

      what he ‘picked up elsewhere’ is what my dogs leave in the park when I forget the poop bags


    103. Aussie Infidel
      107 | April 29, 2018 10:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Actually the Chinese have ALWAYS been a little reticent about Civic society outside their family and close friends.

      Chinese fiscal connections are famous for reducing the costs of trade and capital between close confidants. Alas China never broadened those connections to span the wider community through the power of associations backed up by a strong commercial legal framework.

      When a society sees commercial advantage gained through lying and subterfuge with weak law that depends on corruption rather than equity the economic power suffers a fatal flaw. Sure when rising economic tides lift all boats it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the systemic corruption. It’s when the tides then that we see which system is strong and which self destructs under the weight of that systemic corruption . China is at a cross roads and having destroyed what little civil society it had is now gambling on enforced civility controlled by a corrupt polity and hi-tec surveillance.

      Such societal regimes can’t stand for long and China has a long way to fall. Alas it’s morally blind enough to insist that the rest of the world joins it in its fiscal and societal demise.


    104. 108 | April 29, 2018 10:43 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      You just don’t get much more delusional.

      Addendum: My brother and SiL who are about as apolitical as you can get, were watch Trump on tv this morning. Speech from yesterday’s event. My brother laughed and turned to me and said, “Man, you just got to love Trump for his arrogance alone… I’m so great, I’m so great, I’m so great”.


    105. eaglesoars
      109 | April 29, 2018 10:48 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      “Man, you just got to love Trump for his arrogance alone… I’m so great, I’m so great, I’m so great”.

      yeppers!


    106. Aussie Infidel
      110 | April 29, 2018 10:51 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Actually NOBODY has seen the Three State Solution to the Palestinian problem.

      Three State you say?

      Yup

      Three… Egypt takes back Gaza …. Jordan kicking and screaming takes back Palestinians left inside the West Bank …. and Israel signs a comprehensive Peace Treaty with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

      That leaves only the Syrian Allawites left isolated and with a destroyed war economy and with belligerent Sunni non-Arab Turks nibbling its Northern borders. I think Israel can live with that

      Trump might be in line for a two-for on the Peace Prize!

      🙂

      HEH!


    107. eaglesoars
      111 | April 29, 2018 10:54 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      and Israel signs a comprehensive Peace Treaty with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

      yeah, well, that caused a few problems in Egypt last time they tried that


    108. lobo91
      112 | April 29, 2018 10:54 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      How much would we have to pay Egypt and Jordan for that?


    109. 113 | April 29, 2018 11:01 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Same amount Trump promised North Korea.


    110. Aussie Infidel
      114 | April 29, 2018 11:10 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      and Israel signs a comprehensive Peace Treaty with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

      yeah, well, that caused a few problems in Egypt last time they tried that

      Sure did but it’s Egypt’s problem and for them to sort out and way they like. Nobody but nobody wants to have the Palestinians anywhere near them but I guess it’s just Egypt and Jordan’s bad luck. Perhaps the Ugandans will take ’em!

      🙂


    111. Aussie Infidel
      115 | April 29, 2018 11:11 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      How much would we have to pay Egypt and Jordan for that?

      Cheaper than the current system of border control.

      🙂


    112. Aussie Infidel
      116 | April 29, 2018 11:12 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      HEH!

      🙂

      zackily!


    113. AZfederalist
      117 | April 29, 2018 11:20 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Challenge accepted!

      Yep, there’s a “Here, hold my beer” moment right there.


    114. coldwarrior
      118 | April 29, 2018 11:26 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Iron city from the lawrenceville original brewery is the only beer where I completed a marathon. 26.2 beers in less than 24 hours. I did it in 9.


    115. coldwarrior
      119 | April 29, 2018 11:27 pm

      La Gloria Cubana Maduro churchill


    116. coldwarrior
      120 | April 29, 2018 11:29 pm

      2 more shifts to go then 5 days off and The Derby party at my parent’s. I need a break!


    117. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      121 | April 29, 2018 11:31 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Last night C&C Maduro aged several years. Probably same tonight. Thank goodness for clearance racks.


    118. coldwarrior
      122 | April 29, 2018 11:40 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      I do a TON of auctions.


    119. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      123 | April 29, 2018 11:50 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      I do a TON of auctions.

      I only get to buy sample packs off of CAST auctions on facebook once in a while. I’ve tried the auction sites and was able to score well for a long time, but then everyone else discovered them and the fun was over. People always bid far above what I can afford.


    120. eaglesoars
      124 | April 30, 2018 12:01 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      I did it in 9.

      It explains so much


    121. eaglesoars
      125 | April 30, 2018 12:05 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      How much would we have to pay Egypt and Jordan for that?

      Given the Syrian refugee issue Jordan’s been dealing with for years, if they could send those people back home, that’s probably plenty. The guy who has cut my hair for years, Mo, is from Jordan and goes back every other year or so. He went back at the end of March. They are getting international assistance, of course, but it doesn’t change the fact that they’re looking at feeding and housing generations of displaced persons. It’s, how shall we say, ‘a concern’.


    122. eaglesoars
      126 | April 30, 2018 12:07 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Perhaps the Ugandans will take ’em!

      ya know, that’s actually worth exploring……


    123. eaglesoars
      127 | April 30, 2018 1:01 am

      WAY past bedtime, nite


    124. Aussie Infidel
      128 | April 30, 2018 5:59 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Well the Israelis thought about it in 1948 as a potential bolthole instead of Israel

      🙂


    125. 129 | April 30, 2018 8:47 am

      Get the pop corn out…

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-millennials/democrats-lose-ground-with-millennials-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1I10YH

      a 9% drop… gonna needs a lot more pop corn.


    126. 130 | April 30, 2018 8:49 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Egypt and Jordan created the Fakeistianian problem, it is only fair that it return to bite their asses off.


    127. 131 | April 30, 2018 8:52 am

      Greed blinds imbeciles. This is a pure fucknut without a clue as to the consequences of the rule of 72.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-30/oil-holds-losses-near-68-as-u-s-rigs-expand-to-three-year-high


    128. eaglesoars
      132 | April 30, 2018 9:17 am

      @ doriangrey:

      ok, I’ll bite. What’s the rule of 72?


    129. lobo91
      133 | April 30, 2018 9:19 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      The “Rule of 72” is a simplified way to determine how long an investment will take to double, given a fixed annual rate of interest. By dividing 72 by the annual rate of return, investors can get a rough estimate of how many years it will take for the initial investment to duplicate itself.


    130. eaglesoars
      134 | April 30, 2018 9:32 am

      @ lobo91:

      thank you! I gather it’s not specific to the oil/energy industry, then.


    131. 135 | April 30, 2018 10:19 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ lobo91:

      Its a asthmatically rule on doubling. Other wise known as ex-potential growth. Think of the old of the wise man who solves a very serious problem, the king asks him what he wants in payment for saving the kingdom. the wise-man points to the kings chessboard, and says, “1 grain of barley, doubled every day for 64 days”.

      By the 34th day, the wise-man owns the entire kingdom. By the 64th day, the wise-man owns the entire kingdoms productive output for the next million years.

      Some ideas have seemingly desirable outcomes when seen in very short terms. The consequences of which in the long are incredibly destructive.

      The entire boom and bust cycle of economics is based on this. Economies grow until the exponential growth of the economy exceeds the carry capacity of the economy and the economy collapses. The higher the expected return on investment in a given economy, the shorter the boom and bust cycle becomes.

      This is a factor of the rule of 72. For every percentage point in return on investment there is a set number of years before the return on investment becomes so great that it cannot be paid. The higher the percentage point, the shorter the cyclic duration.

      A 3% return on investment will collapse an economy in half the time that a 1.5% return will. The collapse time for a 1.5% is around 600 years, 3% is around 300 years, 7% a mere 150 years. You see where this is going right? Run multiple simultaneous investment return rates and you get cumulative concurrent exponential growth rates which further erode the cyclical duration between collapses.

      In other words, the demand for an ever increasing profit is what collapses economies. Mathematically it is inevitable that interest will eventually exceed principal. The rule of 72 is a mathematical table that shows for each percentage rate how long that will take.

      There is little (though not non existent) danger of the rule of 72 causing the collapse of any single individual company its economies that the rule of 72 threatens.

      One single grain of barley doubled every day, by 64 days weighs more than the entire planet earth. This is why governments try to keep their growth rates between 2 and 3.5%. Because unchecked growth will consume the entire economy.


    132. eaglesoars
      136 | April 30, 2018 11:53 am

      @ doriangrey:

      dorian, that’s fascinating and I’m not being facetious.

      1. Are there any examples in history that show this rule?

      2. who/how was it figured out?

      no rush – just got back from a marathon with the heathen and I need tylenol, ice, and a nap. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Willow got to be with her favorite dog walkers, Mia is confident enough to play with a full grown lab and she only tripped me once, fortunately it was going uphill.

      later.


    133. 137 | April 30, 2018 12:09 pm

      I have a feeling the WHCD is officially dead.
      I remember when Don Imus was taken to task by the media after chiding Bill Clinton with “Hey baby baby” back in the 90’s.

      Michelle Wolfe was disgusting. My guess is that Trump will not have anyone from the White House attending next year. Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not and does not deserve that type of treatment. Oh and Kathie Griffin was there. Proudly talking about how she flipped off a Trump advisor.

      Yeah, stay classy, Nerd Prom.


    134. lobo91
      138 | April 30, 2018 2:26 pm

      Michelle Wolf Did What Comedians Are Supposed to Do

      Comedy has no rules, per se. But in my 15 years of writing and performing, I’ve come up with a few guidelines that I find helpful:

      1. Be funny.

      2. Tell the truth.

      3. Make people in power uncomfortable.

      By that math, in her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday night in Washington, Michelle Wolf did exactly what a great comic is supposed to do. She made the crowd of assembled journalists, politicians and guests laugh; she made them squirm; and she made them gasp in astonishment (and yes, a little delight) when a sharp sliver of the truth cut a little closer to the bone than they were expecting.

      In other words, she killed.

      Yet in return for her excellence, Ms. Wolf was criticized not just by partisan defenders of the president, but by members of the press, too. Journalists called Ms. Wolf’s set “offensive,” “deplorable” and “a debacle.” Margaret Talev, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, who booked the comedian to perform, released a statement on Sunday night that said “unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit” of the group’s mission.

      There is no president of the Comedians’ Association, and though Ms. Wolf and I know each other professionally, I’m not her spokesman. But at risk of speaking out of turn, I’d like to offer this official response from America’s comics: If you don’t want comedy, don’t hire us.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/opinion/michelle-wolf-white-house-correspondents-dinner.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur


    135. eaglesoars
      139 | April 30, 2018 2:44 pm

      Just woke up to some video of Bibi’s presser and laughing my ass off. This is kind of like The Boats of Cherbourg that I actually get to watch.

      Of course this is a coordinated punch between Israel, the U.S. and who knows? maybe the Saudis, but it is glorious.

      @ The Barbarian:
      @ lobo91:

      yeah, I saw a pic of Kathy Griffin and she looked like a corpse made up to look like The Joker in drag. Someone called into Chris Plante this morning with a suggestion. I didn’t get all the details because I was outside but it went something like having a conservative roast of politicians, or Trump or the admin, not sure, and have people like Jeff Foxworthy, etc., do it. Let people see how to be funny, sharp and critical without being disgusting and cruel.

      Yes, Michelle Wolf killed. Michelle Wolf. It does indeed make people squirm when they hear ‘jokes’ about not knocking abortion until you’ve tried it and when you try it to really knock it cuz you gotta get that baby outta there. That’s really funny.

      I remember how people laughed when some comedian during the Obama admin got up there and made jokes about Mooch’s fat ass and Barry not being able to swing 5 lb weights, so at least in this admin, you never had to wonder about who’s on top.

      What, you don’t remember that?


    136. 140 | April 30, 2018 3:39 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I noted that at the WHCD, Republican Presidents were mercilessly attacked, but Democrats were treated with deference. I don’t recall anyone making snide jokes about Reggie Love, Cocaine use, Obamacare, etc. If I recall correctly, the so-called comedians like Wanda Sykes went after Republicans like Rush Limbaugh, who weren’t even in attendance.

      The only time I can recall a funnyman going after a Democrat was the aforementioned Imus doing a quick one-liner on Clinton “You KNOW he’s said that before” and people in the media demanding that he be taken off the air or suspended for it. He was excoriated the following Monday for his “insulting” innuendo about the President (which turned out to be factual).


    137. 141 | April 30, 2018 4:08 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      dorian, that’s fascinating and I’m not being facetious.

      1. Are there any examples in history that show this rule?

      2. who/how was it figured out?

      no rush – just got back from a marathon with the heathen and I need tylenol, ice, and a nap. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Willow got to be with her favorite dog walkers, Mia is confident enough to play with a full grown lab and she only tripped me once, fortunately it was going uphill.

      later.

      Who figured this out, I do not have a clue. (This is really coldwarriors bailiwick) As to examples, this article might help you out. But understand, this is a very complex subject.

      http://open.lib.umn.edu/macroeconomics/chapter/8-1-the-significance-of-economic-growth/


    138. eaglesoars
      142 | April 30, 2018 5:16 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Thanks dorian, that looks perfect, I’ve saved it.

      Wanted to pass this on before I get back to work

      Insane Israeli operation smuggled 110,000 secret nuclear files out of Iran

      Last year, according to Netanyahu, Iran moved the files “to a highly secret location in Tehran” that from the outside looked like “a dilapidated warehouse” but that from the inside, was filled with large safes.

      ——————–
      Jonathan Schanzer

      @JSchanzer

      Spies steal documents all the time. But this was a huge cache. And usually, spy agencies keep quiet after the intelligence is lifted. Not so with the Israelis. They are broadcasting this – making it as much a psychological operation as a revelation about Iran’s nuclear mendacity.

      Iran is going to be on a mole hunt that will probably kill hundreds

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/insane-israeli-operation-smuggled-110-000-secret-nuclear-files-out-of-iran


    139. rain of lead
      143 | April 30, 2018 5:42 pm

      hey y’all


    140. coldwarrior
      144 | April 30, 2018 5:43 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      There is no originator for the rule.


    141. Possum
      145 | April 30, 2018 6:37 pm

      LMAO Ok so which of you jokers did this?

      It was either someone on here, or DoD or Facebook or that asshole Bunk.

      I’m currently working with a Special Projects team here at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 plant. We are very strategically reaching out to Production Leaders across the U.S. who have experience in high volume, automated and manual manufacturing environments and are considered innovative game changers in their industry.

      Your profile stood out to our team here as being of high potential and I’d love to find out more about you!

      If you are interested, please send me an email with your resume and the best time to call. My email is: (redacted)@tesla.com

      This is located in Sparks, NV and we do offer relocation!

      However…… It was a real email.

      So, what to do? Send in my resume?

      I checked where the email came from and that person really exists.


    142. Deplorable Bumr50
      146 | April 30, 2018 6:55 pm

      Now that Iran’s apparently pulled out of the idiot deal, we should collapse their mountain tonight.


    143. Deplorable Bumr50
      147 | April 30, 2018 6:58 pm

      @ Possum:

      From what I hear about Tesla production facilities, it’s a position that’s set up to fail.

      If you want to steal their money for a while with that reality in mind, go for it! Just prepare for a lot of CYA work, fingers pointed in your direction, and unexpected knives in the back.

      Maybe YOU can turn it around!!


    144. Possum
      148 | April 30, 2018 7:11 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ Possum:

      From what I hear about Tesla production facilities, it’s a position that’s set up to fail.

      If you want to steal their money for a while with that reality in mind, go for it! Just prepare for a lot of CYA work, fingers pointed in your direction, and unexpected knives in the back.

      Maybe YOU can turn it around!!

      I just turned 60. Have done so many different jobs in my life that I am an expert at none, but the only quality I truly believe I have is to stand back, look at a problem then research a solution.

      I may not be able to provide the solution myself ( eg, programming, circuit board design, dishwasher repair, veterinarian services ) but I know what NEEDS to be done and know what specialist skills are required to solve the problem.

      Last week my cat nearly died. The veterinarians kept him alive, they didn’t really know what was wrong with him. My part to unravel the mystery was scraping off white paint from trees, same white paint he had on him and testing it using pH strips I got from Amazon.

      pH 9+ It was calcium Hydroxide.

      They kept him alive, I found the reason for the problem. He is repaired.

      But I could not have solved the problem ( saved my cat ) myself. I know what needs to be done then bring in experts. I am not an expert.

      Does that make sense?


    145. 149 | April 30, 2018 7:11 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Now that Iran’s apparently pulled out of the idiot deal, we should collapse their mountain tonight.

      Not only that, but collapse Teheran and Qom to boot!
      MOGH BAR Mullahs!


    146. Deplorable Bumr50
      150 | April 30, 2018 7:19 pm

      @ Possum:

      Great job with the cat!


    147. Possum
      151 | April 30, 2018 7:21 pm

      Also the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada is not a car production plant. It is batteries.


    148. Aussie Infidel
      152 | April 30, 2018 7:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      That open source Chinese strategic realignment doc you got the other day in your e-Mail…. The US has been down that particular ‘rabbit hole’ decades ago and is well past that idealised modelling strategic thinking.

      Had a response from a US general, and another from an active War College instructor who opined ….. never interrupt an enemy who’s in the middle of making a major mistake!

      🙂

      The general opined…. about ones enemy that should be remembered when refusing to question foggy intel….
      “Gee, General Custer, there seem to be a hell of a lot of Indians around here!”.

      🙂

      Relax Eagles . It’s under control!


    149. 153 | April 30, 2018 7:40 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Also the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada is not a car production plant. It is batteries.

      Well, it would get you out of Austin, or was it Dallas???


    150. Deplorable Bumr50
      154 | April 30, 2018 7:42 pm

      CIA emails to journalists don’t have to be released to public, judge rules

      WASHINGTON
      The CIA can selectively divulge classified information to selected reporters in emails yet withhold that information from other journalists or members of the public when they seek the same information under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in New York has ruled.

      The decision appeared in the court record on Friday but became more widely disseminated Monday.

      The ruling comes amid vigorous national debate over leaks to the media and the use of anonymous sources in covering national security news, including an ongoing FBI investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

      Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York ruled that the CIA does not have to release parts of five emails senior CIA officials sent to journalists from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post in 2012. At the time, the CIA was facing pressure over links it may have had to a Pakistani doctor who helped American forces hunt down Osama bin Laden.

      The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Adam Johnson, a freelance reporter, who was represented by a first amendment lawyer in New York City, Daniel Novack.

      “The Director of Central Intelligence is free to disclose classified information about CIA sources and methods selectively, if he concludes that it is necessary to do so in order to protect those intelligence sources and methods, and no court can second guess his decision,” McMahon ruled.

      McMahon ruled that such communication is not part of the public domain, and that the CIA was within its rights to discuss protected information in emails to reporters of certain media outlets, just as the media outlets are protected by law when sued to divulge anonymous sources.

      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article210169704.html

      Deep State victory.


    151. Calo
      155 | April 30, 2018 7:43 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Houston.


    152. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      156 | April 30, 2018 7:54 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      CIA emails to journalists don’t have to be released to public, judge rules

      WASHINGTON
      The CIA can selectively divulge classified information to selected reporters in emails yet withhold that information from other journalists or members of the public when they seek the same information under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in New York has ruled.

      The decision appeared in the court record on Friday but became more widely disseminated Monday.

      The ruling comes amid vigorous national debate over leaks to the media and the use of anonymous sources in covering national security news, including an ongoing FBI investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

      Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York ruled that the CIA does not have to release parts of five emails senior CIA officials sent to journalists from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post in 2012. At the time, the CIA was facing pressure over links it may have had to a Pakistani doctor who helped American forces hunt down Osama bin Laden.

      The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Adam Johnson, a freelance reporter, who was represented by a first amendment lawyer in New York City, Daniel Novack.

      “The Director of Central Intelligence is free to disclose classified information about CIA sources and methods selectively, if he concludes that it is necessary to do so in order to protect those intelligence sources and methods, and no court can second guess his decision,” McMahon ruled.

      McMahon ruled that such communication is not part of the public domain, and that the CIA was within its rights to discuss protected information in emails to reporters of certain media outlets, just as the media outlets are protected by law when sued to divulge anonymous sources.

      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article210169704.html

      Deep State victory.

      I haven’t read that much doublespeak and reverse justification in years. What is it with judges?


    153. Deplorable Bumr50
      157 | April 30, 2018 7:56 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      What is it with judges?

      They’re activists.


    154. Possum
      158 | April 30, 2018 7:59 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Possum wrote:

      Also the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada is not a car production plant. It is batteries.

      Well, it would get you out of Austin, or was it Dallas???

      14.7 miles from Calo.

      🙂


    155. 159 | April 30, 2018 8:05 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Houston.

      Keyboard players…meh…


    156. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      160 | April 30, 2018 8:06 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      What is it with judges?

      They’re activists.

      Unfortunately. What I don’t get is the fact that they have to realize that this could bite them in the ass when one of theirs is President. Just like when they kept trying to give Obama unconstitutional powers. Or the Republicans support for the Patriot act or the Dem support for the “Nuclear option”. Eventually, the other party is in charge and everything you used against them is in place for them to use against you. It’s just common sense, you don’t leave weapons behind for the enemy to use.


    157. Deplorable Bumr50
      161 | April 30, 2018 8:10 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      I don’t believe for one second they haven’t considered that.

      They’ll just dummy up a case and change the ruling based on a “new interpretation.”

      They will NEVER hold themselves to the same standard.


    158. Possum
      162 | April 30, 2018 8:11 pm

      Now you are all going to laugh.

      Calo and I see each other about once a week. Just to catch up on things that would take too long to text or email.

      Face to face is good.

      Last Saturday we met up at 1pm. Drove for a while and chatted, stopped at a gas station, got a coffee then found a place that sells plants that had big shade trees in the parking lot and talked more in the shade while drinking our coffee then parted.

      I was back home by 3pm

      I like Saturdays!


    159. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      163 | April 30, 2018 8:12 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      I don’t believe for one second they haven’t considered that.

      They’ll just dummy up a case and change the ruling based on a “new interpretation.”

      They will NEVER hold themselves to the same standard.

      Well, when the R’s used the Nuclear option they just said “You can’t do that”. They foolishly never got rid of it, so they don’t always clean up after themselves. They get so arrogant they think that no one else is smart enough to think like they do.


    160. Deplorable Bumr50
      164 | April 30, 2018 8:16 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      They thought Obama’s reelection sealed the deal. Permanent victory.

      Trumps election was IMPOSSIBLE. As are his holding approval numbers.

      They feel cornered, and impotent. Dangerously insane. Both parties, all of DC, and much of the I-95 corridor.

      As much a perfectly suited weapon Donald Trump is, this isn’t about him.


    161. lobo91
      165 | April 30, 2018 8:57 pm

      Michelle Wolf Takes Another Jab At Sarah Sanders In Response To WHCD Backlash

      Michelle Wolf took another jab at Sarah Sanders and said she regrets nothing in response to the backlash from her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

      “I wouldn’t change a single word that I said,” the former “Daily Show” comedian explained in an interview that will air Tuesday on NPR. “I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.”

      When asked if she was surprised by the backlash, the comedian said she wasn’t catering to the people in “the room.”

      “I wasn’t expecting this level, but I’m also not disappointed there’s this level. I knew what I was doing going in,” Wolf said of the criticism. “I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to cater to the room. I wanted to cater to the outside audience, and not betray my brand of comedy. I actually, a friend of mine who helped me write, he gave me a note before I went on which I kept with me which was, ‘Be true to yourself. Never apologize. Burn it to the ground.’”


    162. AZfederalist
      166 | April 30, 2018 9:36 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      ‘Be true to yourself. Never apologize. Burn it to the ground.’”

      She is certainly welcome to do so; however, she should not be surprised when no one else invites her into their places nor offer her shelter from the storm.

      Hers was a purely partisan attack, and a vile attack at that. Yeah, fine, do what you want, just don’t expect any more victims to show up at future events. Sure, one can be insulting and funny — Don Rickles perfected that schtick. But it has to be either subtle, or equally abusive to both sides. Her “humor” was neither.


    163. 167 | April 30, 2018 9:41 pm

      @ lobo91:

      That F.A.G. doesn’t have anything better to do anyway!
      #FilmActorsGuild


    164. lobo91
      168 | April 30, 2018 10:03 pm

      New NRA ad:


    165. darkwords
      169 | April 30, 2018 10:56 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Pretty good ad. I think a country that can maturely handle gun ownership outperforms a country that can’t.


    166. coldwarrior
      170 | April 30, 2018 11:10 pm

      Final finished. Semester over.

      1942 Don Julio beat

      AJ Fernandez San Latano Oval.

      The grind starts up again monday.


    167. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      171 | May 1, 2018 9:14 am

      People on one of my local news facebook pages defending Jon Tester. FML. Luckily they seem to be the minority. Tester may be finished. Crossing my fingers. Looks like his re-election is going to be an uphill climb. Luckily for him he has corrupt friends and donors. There were some campaign “irregularities” last election in his favor. Only mentioned once then quickly hushed up.


    168. eaglesoars
      172 | May 1, 2018 9:21 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      Did you see that they’ve tracked the smears against Jackson against the doc that serves Pence? A woman who has quite the reputation as a vindictive barracuda bitch. last name is Pena, first name may be Jennifer. I’m in a rush, can’t do links. Sara Carter broke it last nite on Hannity (altho CNN claims to have ‘the exclusive’)

      gotta run


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