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  • Cold Snap Coming…Open

    by coldwarrior ( 171 Comments › )
    Filed under Music, Open thread at January 27th, 2019 - 12:38 pm

    From the previous thread…thx Eagles.

    A surge of arctic air is about to bring parts of the Midwest the coldest temperatures in years by the middle of this week, as part of the polar vortex is set to blast the region with dangerously cold temperatures.

    The National Weather Service said in its forecast discussion that a “potentially record breaking push” of Arctic air will inundate the Northern Plains and Great Lakes by Wednesday, bringing wind chills as low as -40 degrees in many locations.

    “There’s no mild way of saying it. Brutal cold is coming,” the NWS’ Chicago office said on Twitter.

    https://www.foxnews.com/weather/polar-vortex-plunge-to-bring-brutally-cold-air-to-midwest-with-life-threatening-wind-chills

    chi-town is gonna get walloped, PGH is only half as bad, -20F windchill.

    and here i sit in the bar, studying…i have the england v west indies cricket on…

    they just showed the beach, the boats, perfect blue sky…Jimmy is RIGHT!

    Boat drinks, boys in the band ordered boat drinks
    Visitors just scored on the home rink
    Everything seems to be wrong

    Lately, newspaper mentioned cheap airfare
    I’ve got to fly to saint somewhere
    I’m close to bodily harm

    Twenty degrees and the hockey games on
    Nobody cares; they are way too far gone
    Screamin’ “Boat drinks,” somethin’
    To keep them all warm
    This morning I shot six holes in my freezer
    I think I got cabin fever

    Somebody sound the alarm
    I’d like to go where the pace or life’s slow
    Could you beam me somewhere, Mister Scott?
    Any old place here on earth or in space
    You pick the century and I’ll pick the spot

    I know I should be leaving this climate
    I got a verse but can’t rhyme it
    I gotta go where it’s warm

    Boat drinks
    Waitress, I need two more boat drinks
    Then I’m headin south ‘fore my dream shrinks
    I gotta where it’s warm

    I gotta go where it’s warm
    I gotta go where it’s warm
    I gotta go where there ain’t any snow

    Where there ain’t any blow
    ‘Cause my fin sinks so low
    I gotta go where it’s warm

    Boat drinks written in 1979 when Jimmy had cabin fever and was homesick in Boston.

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    1. 1 | January 27, 2019 12:47 pm

      Shaping up to be a cold winter here. Currently -20 (Canadian) windchill. Snow squall warning in effect and we have a few lows forecast down around and below -20. Huddle around the fireplace weather.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | January 27, 2019 12:58 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:

      just when i think it’s cold, i think of canada

      then its all better


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | January 27, 2019 1:36 pm

      oh, thanks for the hat tip! I saw downstairs that you guys are due for -20, so it’s not going to be pretty for us either


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | January 27, 2019 3:00 pm

      The craft beer market is strong enough that Pennsylvania had 282 craft breweries in 2017, the sixth most in the nation, according to the Brewers Association. The independent brewers trade group based in Boulder, Colo., ranks Pennsylvania No. 1 in terms of craft beer production — 3.72 million barrels last year.

      https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14548669-74/western-pennsylvanias-craft-beer-market-grows-with-the-flow

      🙂


    5. 5 | January 27, 2019 3:14 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      What I hate is the see-saw’s we get. Last week we had a -20 low one day and a couple days later it was up to 5. Think that’s out of the system and we’re back to the winters I remember growing up with. Except I can’t handle the cold like I used to when I was younger.


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | January 27, 2019 4:25 pm

      An FYI for anyone who may be interested. Mark Levin’s show tonite on Fox has Sidney Powell. Both Barbarian and I want to be like her when we grow up. She wrote THE BOOK on DOJ corruption, License to Lie.

      carry on


    7. RIX
      7 | January 27, 2019 4:59 pm

      It is so cold here . How cold is it? Damn cold! Took the dog for a walk and she just could not take it,.
      It looked like she pulled up lame, but her paws could take. Right back home.
      Don’t you dare question Global Warming you science denier! Weather has nothing to do with climate or something.


    8. Deplorable Bumr50
      8 | January 27, 2019 5:17 pm

      @ RIX:

      We tried boots on Bailey once.

      She wouldn’t even move. Just stood there and shook.

      Then she wouldn’t let us take them back off, because of her possessive streak.

      RIP Bailey. Fun times…


    9. RIX
      9 | January 27, 2019 5:34 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      We tried boots on Bailey once.

      She wouldn’t even move. Just stood there and shook.

      Then she wouldn’t let us take them back off, because of her possessive streak.

      RIP Bailey. Fun times…

      My wife got boots for our rescue Maggie. It is hilarious when she walks in them.
      Dogs are great.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | January 27, 2019 6:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      The craft beer market is strong enough that Pennsylvania had 282 craft breweries in 2017, the sixth most in the nation, according to the Brewers Association.

      Appalachia’s approaching energy boom


      Appalachia’s approaching energy boom
      by Salena Zito
      | January 25, 2019 12:00 AM

      Print this article
      Sign up for Daily on Energy

      MONACA, Pa. — Economic “game changer” is not a phrase often used in Appalachia and rarely a phrase proclaimed in unison by politicians from both parties at the same time on any subject. Yet since 2016, when Shell Chemical announced it was building a $6 billion ethane cracker plant here, an economic revolution began that is far from reaching its potential.

      The rest is behind a paywall but here it is anyway

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/appalachias-approaching-energy-boom


    11. rain of lead
      11 | January 27, 2019 6:13 pm

      It Will Be the Coldest in Years, For Some, But This Cold Outbreak Likely Won’t Break All-Time Low Temperature Records

      https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2019-01-24-what-daily-all-time-record-cold-looks-like-midwest

      so this record cold is not really that cold
      got it


    12. rain of lead
      12 | January 27, 2019 6:14 pm

      even as all time cold records are being broken left and right


    13. rain of lead
      13 | January 27, 2019 6:16 pm

      A SOLAR FLARE DURING SOLAR MINIMUM
      http://www.spaceweather.com/


    14. coldwarrior
      14 | January 27, 2019 6:22 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      i see it every day.

      good things are happening here.


    15. coldwarrior
      15 | January 27, 2019 6:25 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      so this record cold is not really that cold
      got it

      it was -22f ambient air temp here in 94. i was working the ramp at UPS…

      on top of the hill, at the airport, air ramp was on the windward side of the building with nothing but flat ground into the distance.

      brutal.


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | January 27, 2019 6:26 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      A SOLAR FLARE DURING SOLAR MINIMUM
      http://www.spaceweather.com/

      it happens!


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | January 27, 2019 6:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      i got the whole article..don’t see a pay wall.

      ???


    18. lobo91
      18 | January 27, 2019 6:31 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      i see it every day.

      good things are happening here.

      maybe all those journalists laid off by Buzzfeed and HuffPo can find jobs


    19. Deplorable Bumr50
      19 | January 27, 2019 6:37 pm

      The high temp for Minot, ND Wednesday is -11 F. On the thermometer. Low -32 F Tuesday night.

      They’re on a plain so wind comes…

      I was there once when it was -6 F. The wind chills were down in the -40 range.

      It’s hard to breathe.


    20. Deplorable Bumr50
      20 | January 27, 2019 6:37 pm

      @ lobo91:

      #learntocode


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | January 27, 2019 6:44 pm

      @ lobo91:
      They wouldn’t last one hour with the union steamfitters and iron workers.

      The electric is too complicated for them too and they’d burn their hand off with a welder…

      Maybe they could sweep up, or find a career at Starbucks.


    22. coldwarrior
      22 | January 27, 2019 6:46 pm

      Running those monster cranes requires math skills and great hand-eye…


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | January 27, 2019 6:47 pm

      All these new restaurants need bus boys and cashiers…


    24. Deplorable Bumr50
      24 | January 27, 2019 6:47 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They think mining for coal is an idiot job.


    25. coldwarrior
      25 | January 27, 2019 6:49 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      They think mining for coal is an idiot job.

      Ha! Shit too!!!

      Those boys are skilled AND smart…and safe.


    26. coldwarrior
      26 | January 27, 2019 6:51 pm

      Monaca has a yuge coal terminal on one end and the new RDS cracker plant on the other

      Its beautiful to see.

      That is Zito’s byline town for the article above


    27. coldwarrior
      27 | January 27, 2019 6:56 pm

      https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/measles-outbreak-expands-in-northwest-us-1582749/

      Make them pay the bill…your lack of vax has consequences. Snowflakes


    28. lobo91
      28 | January 27, 2019 7:58 pm

      Dueling cigar boxes! Samantha Fish and Jonathan Long at the New orleans Cigar Box Guitar show:


    29. eaglesoars
      29 | January 27, 2019 8:16 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      It’s hard to breathe.

      I experienced -50 wind chill in Pgh once. All the planes were grounded because the fuel froze. Dad’s car died (diesel) because it had been sitting at the airport waiting for my flight which was 4 hrs late. Fortunately it was on a highway at the bottom of a hill that a Hilton Hotel sat on. I got to run a mile – in ballet slippers – to the hotel to get help. My niece and nephew and mom were in the car, the kids were 10 and 4. It was the ONLY time I’ve seen my father frightened. As the shuttle was driving me down to pick up my family, all the flight crews started coming in. People were camped out on the floor.

      Our next door neighbor just brought her snow blower over. She’s leaving for Colorado tomorrow (all flights thru Chicago have been cancelled, she had to re-route thru Atlanta). But our weather report still says rain, high 44 on Tues.


    30. rain of lead
      30 | January 27, 2019 8:27 pm

      incoming new talking points

      Leading climate scientists and meteorologists are banking on a new strategy for talking about climate change: Take the politics out of it. That means avoiding the phrase “climate change,” so loaded with partisan connotations as it is. Stop talking about who or what is most responsible. And focus instead on what is happening and how unusual it is – and what it is costing communities.

      WE GONNA DIE!!! just wasn’t cutting it

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/27/climate-change-politics-224295


    31. Bordm
      31 | January 27, 2019 8:53 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Dad was stationed at Minot AFB 67-68… He decided to retire then….. I was stationed at Plattsburgh AFB 79-80 on the western edge of Lake Champlain…. It got so cold on the flightline that we were only allowed to work in 10 minute shifts….. I had 4 guys on my load crew, I’d send 2 guys out, then join them after 5 minutes, when their time was up they would swap places with the 2 guys still in the truck….. Repeat the process until the load was finished….. When we loaded Short Range Attack Missiles (AGM-69) in the weapons bay of the FB-111’s I had to check the connections, you couldn’t get your head in the bay to visually check so I had to remove the glove from my right hand to physically verify the connections…. I decided not to re-enlist…. The knuckles in that hand still crackle when I make a fist….


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | January 27, 2019 9:37 pm

      All we need is a little gasoline and a match..

      National Review’s print subscription base is down 40% in 2 yrs

      https://www.libertynation.com/a-requiem-for-national-review/

      The death watch may be on for a publication that cannot stomach the very people it pretends to champion. Ethically, such deceit is repulsive. As a business model, it simply is not sustainable. Especially in an era when grassroots conservatives are clamoring for real change to a status quo that these insufferable “conservative” elitists will apparently stop at nothing to preserve.


    33. Deplorable Bumr50
      33 | January 27, 2019 9:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ Bordm:

      It’s another level of cold. That experience is what I go to when I start to think that it’s “frigid.”

      Methanol and dipstick heaters are everywhere out there.


    34. Deplorable Bumr50
      34 | January 27, 2019 9:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      There was a really great piece eviscerating NR over at AT a mere few hours ago.

      It’s magically disappeared.


    35. Deplorable Bumr50
      35 | January 27, 2019 9:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Oh. Never mind. Apparently their mobile site just sucks. Here it is.

      Lincoln Memorial and the Pashas of the Right

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/lincoln_memorial_and_the_pashas_of_the_right.html


    36. eaglesoars
      36 | January 27, 2019 10:08 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Thanks!

      Sidney Powell is on Levin now.

      Andrew Weisman is taking it in the neck


    37. eaglesoars
      37 | January 27, 2019 10:20 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Lincoln Memorial and the Pashas of the Right

      Everybody at NRO should be forced to stand and listen to that being read out loud on national television


    38. AZfederalist
      38 | January 27, 2019 10:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Especially in an era when grassroots conservatives are clamoring for real change to a status quo that these insufferable “conservative” elitists will apparently stop at nothing to preserve.

      … and in further good news, in a contentious Republican annual meeting, Dr. Kelli Ward was elected as the AZ GOP chairman. Attendees demanded a roll call vote when the establishment wanted a cell phone app vote; conservative attendees trust the establishment GOP with fair elections as much as they trust the democrats. When Mrs. Federalist attended several years ago, she witnessed lots of Establishment shenanigans; turned her off of politics.


    39. eaglesoars
      39 | January 27, 2019 10:43 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      makes you wonder what they DID get away with


    40. eaglesoars
      40 | January 27, 2019 11:03 pm

      bedtime nite


    41. RIX
      41 | January 28, 2019 7:42 am

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/25/accounts-past-covington-catholic-sporting-events-raise-questions/2683125002/
      @ USA Today
      Good morning. Remember the heinous news that Acascio Cortez was going to miss the screening of the movie that covered her and other Dem females running for Congress?
      She was like bummed because the government shutdown would not let her fly to Sundance.
      No problem, she like came in by video conference, Awsome! ”Tis is like so excellent, ya know?


    42. RIX
      42 | January 28, 2019 7:45 am

      @ RIX:
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2019/01/27/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-surprises-sundance-premiere-her-new-doc/2698284002/
      Oops, wrong link last comment. Should be this one and it’s Trumps fault.


    43. eaglesoars
      43 | January 28, 2019 11:50 am

      god. I just want to stab my eyes out with a fork

      It feels good to be here. My hope is to share my truth, listen to yours, build trust, and focus on things that can make us better.

      That starbucks guy who wants to be POTUS. This crap would actually make me use illicit drugs


    44. eaglesoars
      44 | January 28, 2019 12:02 pm

      You may have heard that an Air Force veteran in Texas has died w/o family, Joseph Walker. The funeral home was afraid no one would be at his burial so sent out the word yesterday.

      Look at this. Hundreds. Over nite, just like that

      https://twitter.com/JanetShamlian/status/1089924947844259845


    45. coldwarrior
      45 | January 28, 2019 1:13 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      maybe they can have a joint cruise with weakly standard.


    46. RIX
      46 | January 28, 2019 1:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      All we need is a little gasoline and a match..

      National Review’s print subscription base is down 40% in 2 yrs

      https://www.libertynation.com/a-requiem-for-national-review/

      The death watch may be on for a publication that cannot stomach the very people it pretends to champion. Ethically, such deceit is repulsive. As a business model, it simply is not sustainable. Especially in an era when grassroots conservatives are clamoring for real change to a status quo that these insufferable “conservative” elitists will apparently stop at nothing to preserve.

      Oh no! How to carry on without the insightful nuggets by Jonah Goldberg and David French, which no one said ever.


    47. eaglesoars
      47 | January 28, 2019 2:29 pm

      Somebody is doing a send-up of those snotty Pelaton bike commercials

      Sometimes I’ll move the Peloton bike into our gallery so I can spend time with my half gay husband while he reads Architectural Digest wearing combat boots

      the pics aren’t bad either

      https://twitter.com/ClueHeywood/status/1089726955652505600


    48. eaglesoars
      48 | January 28, 2019 3:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Hundreds. Over nite, just like that

      I was wrong

      initial reports indicate some 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles were in the line.

      so, 7,000 people easily.

      https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Central-Texas-State-asking-public-to-attend–504951461.html


    49. rain of lead
      49 | January 28, 2019 4:27 pm

      gun pron

      AA-12 Shotgun

      12GA Sledgehammer Semi-Auto

      http://www.solinvictusarms.com/aa-12


    50. yenta-fada
      50 | January 28, 2019 6:10 pm

      Speaking of journalists who need to learn to code. Here’s a prime example.

      https://davidthompson.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451675669e2022ad3b9b95b200d-pi


    51. eaglesoars
      51 | January 28, 2019 7:25 pm

      well, this would be interesting

      A CURE FOR CANCER? ISRAELI SCIENTISTS SAY THEY THINK THEY FOUND ONE

      https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/A-cure-for-cancer-Israeli-scientists-say-they-think-they-found-one-578939

      We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.”

      If this pans out, the cultural puritans will implode. People will continue to engage in behaviors now considered risky, cuz there’s a pill for that now.

      Ooof.


    52. Aussie Infidel
      52 | January 28, 2019 7:58 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      oh, thanks for the hat tip! I saw downstairs that you guys are due for -20, so it’s not going to be pretty for us either

      I hate to have to rub this in … no I’m not … 🙂

      It’s 86F and sunny outside and the sea water temperature just over the road is 70F

      🙂

      HEH!


    53. Aussie Infidel
      53 | January 28, 2019 7:59 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      rain of lead wrote:

      A SOLAR FLARE DURING SOLAR MINIMUM
      http://www.spaceweather.com/

      it happens!

      Then move away from the North Pole man at least until the sun has finished doing it’s ‘thing’!

      HEH!

      🙂


    54. AZfederalist
      54 | January 28, 2019 8:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      makes you wonder what they DID get away with

      John McCain & Jeff Flake to name a couple


    55. eaglesoars
      55 | January 28, 2019 8:23 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      meh. It’s not bad at all yet. It was about 30 today but no wind. Didn’t even need a hat. It’s not supposed to get yucky until tomorrow afternoon and I have no place to go anyway, we’re snug bugs


    56. AZfederalist
      56 | January 28, 2019 8:27 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Speaking of journalists who need to learn to code. Here’s a prime example.

      https://davidthompson.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451675669e2022ad3b9b95b200d-pi

      They’d probably suck at coding too.


    57. eaglesoars
      57 | January 28, 2019 9:30 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      A CURE FOR CANCER? ISRAELI SCIENTISTS SAY THEY THINK THEY FOUND ONE

      People are having fun talking about how all the BDS asswipes will have to deny themselves the treatment.

      *snort*


    58. eaglesoars
      58 | January 28, 2019 9:38 pm

      Why Downer would think this punk would know anything about it is beyond me, but whatever……………

      Alexander Downer was asking me a lot of questions about what Trump would do about Huawei if elected president. The US just filed criminal charges against the Chinese company, Downer used to be on the board of, for committing espionage against the US. Think.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/GeorgePapa19/status/1090029397480943616


    59. Aussie Infidel
      59 | January 28, 2019 10:06 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Alexander Downer is a really bad dude and needs to be monitored as he’d sell his grandma down the river for the price of a steak dinner.

      Downer was a bad Foreign Minister not only because he was a duplicitous bastard ( he fitted right in at the Dept. of Foreign Affairs) but because he was a One World Government, Davos type who considered himself one of the select elite.

      He’s a real bastard and you need to count your fingers if you ever meet him and shake his hand.

      🙂


    60. eaglesoars
      60 | January 28, 2019 10:10 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      yeah, I remember you telling us, but Papadapulos was nobody and Downer would have known that. And who the hell was thinking about Huawei in 2015 or whenever it was? Nobody.


    61. eaglesoars
      61 | January 28, 2019 10:42 pm

      Oh, this is too funny. Remember that retraction the Daily Mail had to print to settle a libel suit by Melania? They printed an excerpt from a book titled “Trump’s Women”.

      Guess who wrote the book? Nina Burleigh, the source of the infamous quote about giving Clinton a blow job if he’d keep abortion legal.

      Turns out it’s the SECOND time one of her pearls has had to be retracted w/in the last year, the earlier one being about Russian bots and Al Franken’s departure from the Senate.

      not only is she trash, she’s a liar

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/nina-burleigh-is-undeterred-after-having-two-pieces-retracted-in-less-than-a-year

      And with that, good nite. I’m planning on a lazy day tomorrow and I intend to get an early start


    62. Aussie Infidel
      62 | January 28, 2019 11:49 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Running those monster cranes requires math skills and great hand-eye…

      There are 50 jobs for crane operators just in Auckland alone and they are paying great $$$s. They’ll even train you if you have a natural proficiency.

      Anyone?

      🙂


    63. Aussie Infidel
      63 | January 28, 2019 11:51 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      yeah, I remember you telling us, but Papadapulos was nobody and Downer would have known that. And who the hell was thinking about Huawei in 2015 or whenever it was? Nobody.

      Downer was backing Huawei beck when they were bidding for the Ten 4 system here in NZ and Oz. As I said he’d sell his grandma … etc

      🙂


    64. 64 | January 29, 2019 2:01 am

      @ RIX:
      I remember the blizzard of 1978/79 in NE Ohio, wind chill -60F. I drew the black jack to fetch bread, bologna and beer, a five minute walk each way.

      My cojones shrunk to the size of walnuts.


    65. 65 | January 29, 2019 2:16 am

      @ lobo91:
      Awesome.

      I like this version with Go Go Ray better. She’s so nasty!


    66. Possum
      66 | January 29, 2019 4:42 am

      This is interesting.

      In 1992, the European Resuscitation Council adopted a new position where the arm nearest the floor was brought out in front of the patient, whereas it had previously been placed behind the patient. This change was made due to several reported cases of nerve and blood vessel damage in the arms of patients.

      In my day the lower arm was brought out to the back of the patient.

      Did it several times a day for three years.


    67. Possum
      67 | January 29, 2019 5:00 am

      Oh, to put my last post in context. I have a very good friend who is currently becoming a nurse.

      This semester it is Philosophy. What a joke!

      Philosophy is no help when you have a patient laying on their back and vomiting.

      Or you have a patient who has just come out of surgery and is in the half asleep twilight zone.


    68. RIX
      68 | January 29, 2019 7:26 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ RIX:
      I remember the blizzard of 1978/79 in NE Ohio, wind chill -60F. I drew the black jack to fetch bread, bologna and beer, a five minute walk each way.

      My cojones shrunk to the size of walnuts.

      Thst was nasty. We got an epic snow storm on New Years. Had to go back the next morning and dig my car out.


    69. RIX
      69 | January 29, 2019 8:05 am

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/cnn-hid-this-fbi-thugs-forced-roger-stones-wife-to-stand-outside-barefoot-in-nightgown-during-home-raid-video/
      @ GP,
      Something that you did not know about the raid on Roger Stones house.
      Muller uses jack boot police State tactics. This guy is getting nothing but process crimes.
      This is supposed to be an investigation of the Russian Collusion hoax. The investigation
      Has run amok, “Show me the man, I will find a crime” (Stalin aide).


    70. RIX
      70 | January 29, 2019 8:38 am

      https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/01/29/pope-francis-praises-swedens-moratorium-on-immigration/
      @ Breitbart
      This is good, Pope Frank praises Sweden for putting a moratorium on new immigration.
      He recognizes that the immigrants are not assimilating and are ghettoizing.
      Wait, isn’t this the same guy who continuously slams America for the same reason?
      He constantly virtue signals on us , but totally understands Sweden?


    71. 71 | January 29, 2019 9:46 am

      Hee….caught this on Twitter. Just for YOU, CW:


    72. coldwarrior
      72 | January 29, 2019 9:47 am

      @ RIX:

      JP2 was soooo much better.


    73. coldwarrior
      73 | January 29, 2019 9:57 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      😆

      yinz and y’all represents a failure of the english language to provide for a collective plural pronoun.

      in french, they have ‘nous’ which means ‘all of you’

      therefore, YINZ!


    74. 74 | January 29, 2019 10:17 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Actually, the joke in the South was always “y’all is singular; ALL Y’ALL is plural.

      Is that just Pittsburgh-speak or all of Pennsylvania?

      And I really DO hope to put a Super Bowl thread up that is full of frolic and detour. The last six weeks is a long story…..and not one that is interesting to anyone but the characters involved.


    75. 75 | January 29, 2019 10:20 am

      By the way, “all y’all” – if you weren’t able to catch Mark Levin’s long-form interview with Sidney Powell on his Sunday Night Fox Show, it’s worth the grab if you can get it On Demand. She’s a great interview subject.

      I did not know that she had had to “self-publish” her terrific book “Licensed to Lie.” I would hope that some publisher has picked it up. I was trying to find out how many copies she’s sold. I give the conservative media (Fox, Rush, Sean, etc.) some real credit in that they got word of mouth on the book out there.


    76. coldwarrior
      76 | January 29, 2019 10:23 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Is that just Pittsburgh-speak or all of Pennsylvania?

      the farther east one goes, the more it turns into youse, or youse guys. the cutoff is about 100-150 miles east of here. Yinz is also prevalent from about youngstown ohio south to steubenville oh and into the pan-handle of west virginia.

      this follows the pattern of scotch-irish migration into the area during the 19th century


    77. 77 | January 29, 2019 10:28 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Interesting….we learn something new EVERY day….


    78. eaglesoars
      78 | January 29, 2019 2:38 pm

      yeah, this is crap

      I don’t know this actor Jussie Smollett and I’ve never watched Empire but this guy said 2 white guys wearing masks attacked him on the street at 2 am in Chicago this morning, put a noose over his neck and yelled “this is MAGA country!” while managing to break a rib. And (of course) he’s been getting ‘hate mail’ for a couple weeks (looks very colorful)

      What was the temp/weather in downtown Chi-town at 2 am this morning? I want to see the hospital that releases somebody after ‘a few hours’ with a broken rib. I want to see the police report, witness reports (how did he get to the hospital?). Chicago is MAGA country? Oh please.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6645049/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-hospitalized-Chicago-premeditated-homophobic-attack.html


    79. eaglesoars
      79 | January 29, 2019 3:39 pm

      And it’s snowing/sleeting. Fed gov closed 2 hrs ago to avoid rush hour disaster. I’ve already had a nap because this is a designate ‘lazy day’

      Let’s see how deeply this gets buried

      The office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General informed the FBI in 2015 that a forensic review of Hillary Clinton’s emails unearthed anomalies in the metadata of the messages. The evidence in the metadata suggested that a copy of every email Hillary Clinton sent during her tenure as the secretary of state was forwarded to a foreign third party.

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-fbi-ignored-major-lead-on-clinton-emails-closed-door-testimonies-suggest_2782019.html


    80. eaglesoars
      80 | January 29, 2019 3:53 pm

      Today I announced I’ll outline a plan for a Green New Deal, accelerating US transition to 100% clean energy. The 1st pillar will be investing in people & communities that powered our economy for decades. The econ benefits of a Green New Deal must reach every corner of the country

      https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1090266580976427008

      Mike Bloomberg is going after the coal miners again.

      Trump’s getting re-elected.


    81. eaglesoars
      81 | January 29, 2019 3:57 pm

      The least sexy part of socialism is effective, efficient bureaucratic administration but the project lives or dies based on it.

      https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1090252345903063040

      never been laid


    82. 82 | January 29, 2019 4:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      This clown has made anti-Trump comments for awhile. Police have advised that he NEVER mentioned the “MAGA comments when he made his report. And stated they were wearing ski masks and gloves. So…..how do you know what color they were? And is it really commonplace to walk around Chicago at 2:00 a.m. with bleach and a noose?

      I’ll take things that never happened for $1,000 Alex. Make that a Daily Double.


    83. 83 | January 29, 2019 4:03 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m waiting for just ONE of these liberal twits to ask Horizontal Harris her opinion of the recently passed New York Abortion Law. When she says she’s all for it (and she WILL), she’s done. The monstrous nature of that law has sickened even abortion supporters. She’s about to learn that the rest of the country isn’t the San Francisco Bay Area. Also that the idea of Sanctuary Cities have never been put to a vote of the populace. They’re AFRAID to, like they were with gay marriage.


    84. eaglesoars
      84 | January 29, 2019 4:04 pm

      This is bullshit

      One of America’s richest families is accused of profiting from the nation’s opioid crisis

      he Sacklers and members of their company Purdue Pharma have been named in a lawsuit that accuses them of profiting from the opioid crisis by aggressively marketing OxyContin, claims denied by attorneys for the family and Purdue

      aggressively marketing? Well, why not? It takes millions to get a drug to market and they have every right to make a profit. What is illegal here? That the FDA approved the drug? That doctors prescribed it? It made my mother’s last days worth living. People get addicted to all sorts of things that kill them, like booze. Does anyone want to go after Budweiser for ‘aggressively marketing’ ads during the SuperBowl?

      gah.


    85. eaglesoars
      86 | January 29, 2019 4:08 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I saw something today about her electibility

      “Your car is banned, you can’t keep your plan, and if your kid misses school I’m throwing you in jail”

      works for me


    86. eaglesoars
      87 | January 29, 2019 4:16 pm

      They are desperate. This is one of the most unattractive – in all senses of the word – people on the political scene. And Pelosi and Schumer chose her.

      Pelosi and Schumer Select Stacey Abrams to Deliver State of Union Rebuttal…

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/01/29/pelosi-and-schumer-select-stacey-abrams-to-deliver-state-of-union-rebuttal/


    87. eaglesoars
      88 | January 29, 2019 4:26 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      This clown has made anti-Trump comments for awhile. Police have advised that he NEVER mentioned the “MAGA comments when he made his report. And stated they were wearing ski masks and gloves. So…..how do you know what color they were? And is it really commonplace to walk around Chicago at 2:00 a.m. with bleach and a noose?

      I’ll take things that never happened for $1,000 Alex. Make that a Daily Double.

      TMZ is gonna get dragged for this report. However, I STILL don’t believe anyone was on the street at 2 am in Chicago when the wind chill is gonna be like minus 25. Hell, I was there in MAY and it was cold. This actor may have a broken rib, but I’m guessing he fell down the stairs. And when the cops figure that part out, they’re going to re-eval all that ‘hate mail’ he’s been getting (which looks like something a celebrity designer would come up with)


    88. 89 | January 29, 2019 4:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      And I seriously doubt that “Empire” is part of the White Supremacist’s “Must See TV” viewing list. I think he either fell or had an encounter that got a little rough and thought to capitalize on it to get in on the MAGA hate action. Wait’ll the cops start pulling in the video cameras in the area he says it happened.


    89. 90 | January 29, 2019 4:50 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      No, it’s a good thing. Stacy Abrams is such a cray-cray idiot, who legitimately LOST the election and went on an insane rant over it, that when she delivers the speech the whole country is going to see her for what she is.

      The upside, of course, is that after that rebuttal, NO ONE is going to remember the Marco Rubio “water” incident.


    90. coldwarrior
      91 | January 29, 2019 5:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      i have to disagree with ya here.

      there is a lot more deeper to that story that non-medical types haven’t seen yet.


    91. eaglesoars
      92 | January 29, 2019 5:19 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      No, it’s a good thing.

      I know, that’s why I think they’re desperate. They don’t see it.


    92. eaglesoars
      93 | January 29, 2019 5:22 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      i have to disagree with ya here.

      there is a lot more deeper to that story that non-medical types haven’t seen yet.

      oh you bet. I’ll stipulate he’s got a broken rib. That’s it


    93. eaglesoars
      94 | January 29, 2019 5:25 pm

      *sigh*

      SCOOP: Ruth Bader Ginsburg spotted with trainer at a prominent DC gym yesterday. Appears recovered well enough to work out. SOTU appearance? – @OANN

      https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1090367643419324417


    94. coldwarrior
      95 | January 29, 2019 5:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      no, about the drug/opiates


    95. eaglesoars
      96 | January 29, 2019 5:43 pm

      Guns for me but not for thee

      All ‘Empire’ cast members including Jussie will have armed security while shooting in Chicago

      https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1090374434265870338


    96. eaglesoars
      97 | January 29, 2019 5:43 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      no, about the drug/opiates

      oh! ok, I’m listening………..


    97. 98 | January 29, 2019 5:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      No, it’s a good thing.

      I know, that’s why I think they’re desperate. They don’t see it.

      I find it odd that the “declared” Presidential candidates – Harris, Warren especially – both Senators, aren’t clawing all over each other demanding the opportunity to deliver the rebuttal to the SOTU.

      Could it be that you’re going to have a problem challenging 4.0+ GDP, lowest unemployment for minorities and women, incredible job growth and lower taxes. Oh and we can’t wait for you to tell us how we’re safer WITHOUT a border and the money is better spent paying for the illegals’ benefits.


    98. 99 | January 29, 2019 5:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Police are trying to gather up the video footage, it appears. This should be interesting. One of the best scenes in “Patriots’ Day” was how the found out who the terrorists were by backtracking and getting the video footage and were able to follow the path. I think when it’s all done, we’re going to see Jesse take a header off the curb and then see a way to make this a national news story.


    99. coldwarrior
    100. 101 | January 29, 2019 6:06 pm

      I’ve often thought that Nancy really didn’t want to hold the State of the Union at all. She didn’t want the optics of Democrats sitting on their hands while Trump talked about all the great economic news (which the MSM is either not reporting or giving short shrift) and the real problems at the border, and also was really afraid of what that grandstanding asshat AOC and her bigot posse would do during the speech, since that little attention whore has NO filter and would do anything to be the big story that night. I think in the end, she really hoped that President Trump would be stubborn about giving it on the night it was intended, but from a location that would save her party some real embarrassment.

      Once that government shutdown was over, she then looked petty for not letting the speech go forward. There was absolutely NO reason to delay it for a week, but she needed to do so. The question is WHY?


    101. eaglesoars
      102 | January 29, 2019 6:07 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      thanks, I’m waiting for my pswd reset


    102. rain of lead
      103 | January 29, 2019 6:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      the girl got her $$$ back
      she was afraid it would take the full 90 days


    103. coldwarrior
      104 | January 29, 2019 6:13 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      bingo.

      the dems are gonna look like the anti-american commies that they are


    104. coldwarrior
      105 | January 29, 2019 6:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      more gross greed and negligence will come out as these cases move forward. they even had the joint commission in on it and they made pain a vital sign to be treated and used as a determinant of compensation and job rating for the MDs

      what that family did is egregious and criminal and immoral.


    105. rain of lead
      106 | January 29, 2019 6:19 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      the really sad thing is that half the country doesn’t give a shit and is rooting them on


    106. 107 | January 29, 2019 6:22 pm

      Just got a notification from the U.S. District Courts that Pittsburgh and Erie will be closed tomorrow.


    107. coldwarrior
      108 | January 29, 2019 6:22 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      the really sad thing is that half the country doesn’t give a shit and is rooting them on

      36%


    108. coldwarrior
      109 | January 29, 2019 6:29 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Just got a notification from the U.S. District Courts that Pittsburgh and Erie will be closed tomorrow.

      all the schools are cancelled as well.


    109. 110 | January 29, 2019 6:33 pm

      And it starts….

      Occasional-Cortex has announced that she will NOT shake Donald Trump’s hand at the SOTU.

      Good call honey. He won’t even OFFER it. And unless you’re on the aisle, you won’t get a chance. It’s going to KILL her that this event isn’t all about her.


    110. coldwarrior
      111 | January 29, 2019 6:34 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      stripper…congressman

      her career path could have goen either way


    111. Aussie Infidel
      112 | January 29, 2019 6:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      This article is from the January 30 issue of The Australian Digital Edition. To subscribe, visit http://www.theaustralian.com.au/.

      PAUL KELLY

      EDITOR-AT-LARGE

      Its leadership sees the nation as being in endless struggle with the West’s liberalism

      In June 2017 former China correspondent , former Turnbull staffer and then principal international adviser in Prime Minister and Cabinet, John Garnaut, delivered within the department the analysis he had long contemplated — Engineers of the Soul: Ideology in Xi Jinping’s China.

      If you have anything to do with China, personal or professional, you need to read it. The brief was transmitted to HR McMaster when he was national security adviser to President Donald Trump and circulated to the US National Security Council team.

      Garnaut says that in initially advising the Australian government on China “it was simply too alien and difficult” to include the vital component of ideology, hence his practice was to “normalise” China simply because people were not ready to grasp the ideological DNA of the regime.

      Now he wanted to describe that ideology. It begins with the recognition communism was grafted on to the classical Chinese dynastic system, and the leaders of the People’s Republic “never really changed the mental wallpaper” .

      “Xi Jinping has exercised an unwritten aristocratic claim to power which derives from his father’s proximity to the founder of the red dynasty: Chairman Mao,” Garnaut says. “He is the compromise representative of all the great founding families. This is the starting point for understanding the world view of Xi Jinping and his princeling cohort.

      “In the view of China’s princelings , or ‘revolutionary successors’ as they prefer to be known, China is still trapped in the cycle which created and destroyed every dynasty that had gone before. In this tradition, when you lose political power you don’t just lose your job. You lose your wealth, your freedom , probably your life and possibly your entire extended family. You are literally erased from history . Winners take all and losers lose everything.

      “In the Chinese formulation it is ‘you die, I live’ . I must kill preemptively in order to live. Xi and his comrades in the red dynasty believe they will go the same way as the Manchus and the Mings the moment they forget.”

      Garnaut says Marxism-Leninism was interpreted to Mao by a critical intermediary: Stalin. Mao found his ideological treasure in Stalin’s History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks ): Short Course that, at the time of Stalin’s 1953 death, was the third most printed book in history and “the closest thing in China to a religious text” .

      The book, Garnaut says, “is a manual for perpetual struggle against a roll call of imagined dastardly enemies who are collaborating with imagined Western agents to restore bourgeois capitalism and liberalism. You can imagine how this formulation was revelatory to a ruthless Chinese leader like Mao who had mastered the ‘you die, I live’ world and was obsessed with how to prevent the decay which had destroyed every imperial dynasty before.

      “What Stalin offered Mao was not only a manual for purging his peers but also an explanation of why it was necessary. Purging his rivals was the only way a vanguard party could ‘purify’ itself, remain true to its revolutionary nature and prevent capitalist restoration.

      “Crucially, Mao split with Khrushchev because Khrushchev split with Stalin and everything he stood for. We hear a lot about how Xi and his peers blame Gorbachev for the collapse of the Soviet state but actually their grievances go back much further. They blame Khrushchev for breaking with Stalin . And they vow they will never do to Mao what Khrushchev did to Stalin. Now, 60 years on, we’re seeing Xi making his claim to be the true revolutionary successor of Mao. This is the language the deep red princelings spoke when together and occasionally when I interviewed them and crashed their gatherings in the lead-up to the 18th party congress.”

      Garnaut quotes from Xi’s speech: “To dismiss the history of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Communist Party, to dismiss Lenin and Stalin, and to dismiss everything else is to engage in historic nihilism, and it confuses our thoughts and undermines the party’s organisations on all levels.”

      This is the logic driving Xi’s “ever-deepening purge of peers” : of challenger Bo Xilai, security chief Zhou Yongkang, two vicechairs of the PLA Central Military Commission, Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, Youth League fixer Ling Jihua, and potential successor, Sun Zhengcai. “None of this is personal ,” Garnaut said. “It’s dialectical . And inevitable.’’

      “History needs to be pushed along its dialectical course,” said Xi in his speech marking the party’s 95th birthday in 2015. “History always moves forward and it never waits for all those who hesitate.”

      Garnaut says: “The essence of Maoism and Stalinism is perpetual struggle. This is the antidote to the calcification and putrefaction that has destroyed every dynasty, dictatorship and empire. This is why Xi and his peers believe Maoism and Stalinism is still highly relevant . Not just relevant, but existential . Xi has set in motion a purification project, a war against the counter-revolution , that has no end point because the notional utopian destination of perfect communism will always be kicked a little further down the road.” It is why extreme politics cannot stop at the 19th party congress.

      Garnaut asks: “Who was the world leader who described artists and authors as ‘engineers of the human soul’ and said ‘the production of souls is more important than the production of tanks’ ?”

      The quote comes from Stalin’s speech at the home of writer Maxim Gorky, at the end of the great famine. The message is that art and literature are to be instrumental . Their job is to indoctrinate the masses and advance the revolution . Garnaut quotes Mao extending the Stalin formula: truth, love and art have no purpose but that of politics. “Mao’s talk on literature and art was his way of introducing the Yan’an Rectification Campaign, the first great systematic purge of the Chinese Communist Party,” Garnaut said. It was a project of “orchestrated peer pressure and torture” ; by breaking people “physically, socially and psychologically” , the human mind could be conditioned “in the same way Pavlov conditioned dogs” .

      When Xi spoke at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art in 2014, he argued for a return to Stalinist /Maoist principles: “Art and literature is the engineering that moulds the human soul.” In short, the arts must serve politics, meaning , as Garnaut said, “the totalitarian project” of unity language, knowledge and behaviour. “Xi uses the same ideological template to describe the role of ‘media workers’ , teachers and university scholars. They are all engineers of ideological conformity.”

      Could China have turned out differently? There was a contest internally from Mao’s death to the Tiananmen massacres but, Garnaut argues, “ideology won that contest” . “Everything Xi says as leader, and everything I can piece together from his background, tells me he is deadly serious about the totalising project,” Garnaut said. “The unbroken thread that runs from Lenin through Stalin, Mao and Xi is the party is and always has defined itself as being in perpetual struggle with the ‘hostile’ forces of Western liberalism.

      “ Xi did not invent this ideological project but he has highly reinvigorated it. And he is pushing communist ideology at a time when the idea of ‘communism’ is as unattractive as it has been at any time in the past 100 years. In the space of five years, with the assistance of big data and artificial intelligence , he has been bending the internet from an instrument of democratisation into a tool of omniscient control. The challenge for us is that Xi’s project of total control does not stop at China’s borders . It is packaged to travel with Chinese students, tourists, migrants and especially money. It flows through the channels of the Chinese language internet, pushes into all the world’s major media and cultural spaces.”

      Garnaut calls his address “the bit we forgot to study” . It was designed to bust the notion of China as a normal country. This is how the Western educated mind is trained to think, and it is false. He says if you’re in the business of dealing with China in intelligence, defence, higher education, trade, economics or whatever, then you need to understand the ideology of Lenin-Stalin-Mao and Xi.


    112. 113 | January 29, 2019 6:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ The Barbarian:

      stripper…congressman

      her career path could have goen either way

      Frankly, you graduate with an economics degree and you can’t even get an entry-level job as a policy wonk for a politician or with a bank?


    113. 114 | January 29, 2019 6:54 pm

      Listening to Rush’s podcast….

      He previewed a commercial for “organic” Michelob Ultra, with whispering by some actor I never heard of. After listening to the whole thing, I have their perfect slogan:

      “Michelob Ultra….the Official Beer of Pajama Boys.”

      (P.S. Michelob – I don’t think your “target market” is watching the Super Bowl.)


    114. eaglesoars
      115 | January 29, 2019 6:59 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      more gross greed and negligence will come out as these cases move forward. they even had the joint commission in on it and they made pain a vital sign to be treated and used as a determinant of compensation and job rating for the MDs

      what that family did is egregious and criminal and immoral.

      The article was ‘iffy’ probably because I don’t correctly understand the roles of the FDA/doctors, etc. And I agree with the idea that pain should be considered as SOMETHING, altho I don’t understand the full implication of ‘vital sign’. However, doctor’s compensation? Jeebus, that’s not even subtle.

      Hang ’em.


    115. Aussie Infidel
      116 | January 29, 2019 7:01 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      If you think BREXIT is bad you ain’t seen nothing yet comrade !

      🙂
      This is what happens when/if England stays in the European Union EU

      WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THE REALITY OF THE LISBON TREATY

      THE LISBON TREATY THAT COMES INTO FORCE 2020, IS WORSE THAN THE SO CALLED BREXIT DEAL,

      IF 99% OF THE BRITISH THINK THIS BREXIT DEAL IS BAD JUST LOOK AT THE LISBON TREATY.

      ALL PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW NOW , BOTH LEAVERS AND REMAINERS..

      “What will actually happen if we stay in the EU”
      is a question no REMAINER will ever want to answer but here are the real facts, warts and all.

      Check it out….

      1: The UK along with all existing members of the EU lose their abstention veto in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty when the system changes to that of majority acceptance with no abstentions or veto’s being allowed.

      2: All member nations will become states of the new federal nation of the EU by 2022
      as clearly laid out in the Lisbon treaty with no exceptions or veto’s.

      3: All member states must adopt the Euro by 2022 and any new member state must do so within 2 years of joining the EU as laid down in the Lisbon treaty.

      4: The London stock exchange will move to Frankfurt in 2020 and be integrated into the EU stock exchange resulting in a loss of 200,000 plus jobs in the UK because of the relocation.

      (This has already been pre-agreed and is only on a holding pattern due to the Brexit negotiations, which if Brexit does happen, the move is fully cancelled – but if not and the UK remains a member it’s full steam ahead for the move.)

      5: The EU Parliament and ECJ become supreme over all legislative bodies of the UK.

      6: The UK will adopt 100% of whatever the EU Parliament and ECJ lays down without any means of abstention or veto, negating the need for the UK to have the Lords or even the Commons as we know it today.

      7: The UK will NOT be able to make its own trade deals.

      8: The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade tariffs.

      9 The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade quotas.

      10: The UK loses control of its fishing rights

      11: The UK loses control of its oil and gas rights

      12: The UK loses control of its borders and enters the Schengen region by 2022 – as clearly laid down in the Lisbon treaty

      13: The UK loses control of its planning legislation

      14: The UK loses control of its armed forces including its nuclear deterrent

      15: The UK loses full control of its taxation policy

      16: The UK loses the ability to create its own laws and to implement them

      17: The UK loses its standing in the Commonwealths

      18: The UK loses control of any provinces or affiliated nations e.g.: Falklands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar etc

      19: The UK loses control of its judicial system

      20: The UK loses control of its international policy

      21: The UK loses full control of its national policy

      22: The UK loses its right to call itself a nation in its own right.

      23: The UK loses control of its space exploration program

      24: The UK loses control of its Aviation and Sea lane jurisdiction

      25: The UK loses its rebate in 2020 as laid down in the Lisbon treaty

      26: The UK’s contribution to the EU is set to increase by an average of £1.2bn per year and by £2.3bn per year by 2020

      Is this the future that the UK youth of today want, and have been told that will be stolen from them?

      They should all be on their knees thanking us for trying to save them all from being turned into Orwellian automatons!

      Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty gives both sides two years to reach agreement so, unless the UK and the 27 remaining EU member states agree to extend the deadline for talks, the UK will leave on 29 March 2019, a Friday.
      ——-

      This was sent by a friend and should convince ‘Remainers’, if they get an opportunity to see it, so pass it on, if you know any ‘REMAINERS.’…

      Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant.

      Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant.

      Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company who have trashed our steel works and emptied the workers pension funds.

      Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant.

      British Army’s new Ajax fighting vehicles to be built in SPAIN using SWEDISH steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales.

      Dyson gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan.

      Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was METAL BOX), gone to Poland with EU grant, once employed 1,200.

      M&S manufacturing gone to far east with EU loan.

      Hornby models gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants.

      Gillette gone to eastern Europe with EU grant.

      Texas Instruments Greenock gone to Germany with EU grant.

      Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales gone with EU grant.

      Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding.

      Hoover Merthyr factory moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing.

      ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs

      Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina who have based their HQ in Switzerland to avoid tax to the tune of £80 million a year, using an EU loan for the purchase.

      JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU ‘regeneration’ grants, created a pollution nightmare and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer.

      They also raided the pension fund and drained it dry.

      UK airports are owned by a Spanish company.

      Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company.

      Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies.

      The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online.

      Swindon was once our producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more, it’s Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada.

      39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU

      The Mini cars that Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria.

      His campaign bus was made in Germany even though we have Plaxton, Optare, Bluebird, Dennis etc., in the UK.

      The bicycle for the Greens was made in the far east, not by Raleigh UK but then they are probably going to move to the Netherlands too as they have said recently.

      Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn’t paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK.

      Name me one major technology company still running in the UK, I used to contract out to many, then the work just dried up as they were sold off to companies from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, etc.

      Now we don’t even teach electronic technology for technicians any more, due to EU regulations.

      I haven’t detailed our non-existent fishing industry the EU paid to destroy, nor the farmers being paid NOT to produce food they could sell for more than they get paid to do nothing, don’t even go there.

      I haven’t mentioned what it costs us to be asset-stripped like this, nor have I mentioned immigration, nor the risk to our security if control of our armed forces is passed to Brussels or Germany.

      Find something that’s gone the other way, I’ve looked and I just can’t.


    116. eaglesoars
      117 | January 29, 2019 7:14 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      That’s fascinating and makes perfect sense. I wonder if western greed can alter it. I also wonder if Putin thinks the same way or if he is just a Russian nationalist dressed in commie clothes. Something about him is more ‘czar’ than ‘commrade’


    117. eaglesoars
      118 | January 29, 2019 7:23 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Find something that’s gone the other way, I’ve looked and I just can’t.

      The leadership of the UK is beyond hopeless. The fact that not one leader since Farage has been able to articulate this w/o bringing along personal baggage that makes the whole thing farcial is a disgrace.

      I managed to turn one Remainer around by showing her the alternative to UKIP was being ruled by France.


    118. eaglesoars
      119 | January 29, 2019 7:48 pm

      Jesus. 70 below in Michigan?!


    119. RIX
      120 | January 29, 2019 8:14 pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKwRW0l-Qk
      The Polar Vortex has moved into the Chicsgo Area. There is cold and there is damn cold.
      But this video let’s you know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


    120. coldwarrior
      121 | January 29, 2019 8:26 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      thaks for that!

      very interesting read


    121. coldwarrior
      122 | January 29, 2019 8:27 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Hang ’em.

      wait till the rest of it comes it.

      this shit they did was horrible


    122. coldwarrior
      123 | January 29, 2019 8:28 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn’t paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK.

      maybe the frog in the pot woke up?

      errr…nah, wrong mascot, the french would never wake up. the brits might tho


    123. Aussie Infidel
      124 | January 29, 2019 8:30 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      That’s fascinating and makes perfect sense. I wonder if western greed can alter it. I also wonder if Putin thinks the same way or if he is just a Russian nationalist dressed in commie clothes. Something about him is more ‘czar’ than ‘commrade’

      Who needs Western greed. There is plenty of pure Chinese greed to go around. The constant in this game is China, first and always when it comes to $$$$s.Western greed is seen as a weakness by China whereas Chinese greed is just getting even with the colonist running dogs for real and imagined slights against Chinese greatness.

      As far as Putin’s Russia is concerned it’s all nationalism and Tsarist ambitions to be great once more facilitated by a fascist drive to subvert the west and weaken the Russian border states as Russia has always had vulnerable borders.

      In other words business as usual but with a much constrained bag of gold!

      🙂


    124. coldwarrior
      125 | January 29, 2019 8:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ RIX:

      dangerous cold.

      instant frost bite, death from exposure in minutes


    125. Aussie Infidel
      126 | January 29, 2019 8:32 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn’t paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK.

      maybe the frog in the pot woke up?

      errr…nah, wrong mascot, the french would never wake up. the brits might tho

      The Brits have just 8 more weeks to survive. As with Wellington at Waterloo this may be a very ‘Close run thing”

      🙂


    126. coldwarrior
      127 | January 29, 2019 8:33 pm

      yinz need this:

      http://mp1.met.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html

      enjoy.


    127. coldwarrior
    128. coldwarrior
      129 | January 29, 2019 8:38 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The Brits have just 8 more weeks to survive. As with Wellington at Waterloo this may be a very ‘Close run thing”

      they are fools if they follow into lisbon.


    129. coldwarrior
      130 | January 29, 2019 8:39 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      As far as Putin’s Russia is concerned it’s all nationalism and Tsarist ambitions to be great once more facilitated by a fascist drive to subvert the west and weaken the Russian border states as Russia has always had vulnerable borders.

      In other words business as usual but with a much constrained bag of gold!

      yep.

      pretty succinct summary


    130. coldwarrior
      131 | January 29, 2019 8:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Jesus. 70 below in Michigan?!

      that’s wind chill / real feel stuff.

      ambient air temp is more important as that is what causes mechanical and systems failure.

      frozen diesel, hydraulic fluid, failure of road salt, operating temperature of transformers and grid load…

      for instance, it was easily -50F one morning about 5 or 6 years ago, the temp on the benz’s guage showed -22F and the hydraulic fluid was coagulated. that wasn’t the wind chill, that was the ambient air temp.


    131. eaglesoars
      133 | January 29, 2019 9:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      yinz need this:

      http://mp1.met.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html

      enjoy.

      how have I ever lived without it?


    132. RIX
      134 | January 29, 2019 9:10 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Hell Obama would not vote against the termination of new born from botched abortions.
      He was the ONLY Illinois State Senator to fail to vote for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
      You know the original intent of the mother. This is where we are heading.


    133. eaglesoars
      135 | January 29, 2019 9:10 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      It’s Not Just New York: Virginia House Dems Propose Bill Allowing Abortion Up To Moment Of Birth

      I just saw that. I’ll be on the phone tomorrow


    134. coldwarrior
      136 | January 29, 2019 9:43 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      yinz need this:

      http://mp1.met.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html

      enjoy.

      how have I ever lived without it?

      i dont know.


    135. eaglesoars
      137 | January 29, 2019 10:21 pm

      gee, you don’t think Jusse Smollett would fake hate crimes to make Trump look bad, do you?

      “Shut the fuck up you bitch ass nigga”

      responding to a Trump tweet about the wall

      https://twitter.com/JussieSmollett/status/2333346784


    136. eaglesoars
      138 | January 29, 2019 10:32 pm

      And the cops can’t find anybody from the CCTV video except Smollett in the Subway shop. No perps

      https://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/01/update-tv-star-told-cops-to-turn-off.html


    137. coldwarrior
      139 | January 29, 2019 10:49 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      racist paranormal activities..ghosts kicked his ass.

      of course, they would be old dead guys, white guys, old dead white KKK dems.


    138. eaglesoars
      140 | January 29, 2019 11:06 pm

      bedtime nite


    139. 141 | January 29, 2019 11:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The State of New York recently approved a method to eliminate Cancer. It also works on Aries, Aquarius, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, and Virgo.


    140. 142 | January 30, 2019 1:37 am


    141. 143 | January 30, 2019 2:19 am

      @ Bunk X:
      Only 30 years ago.


    142. 144 | January 30, 2019 2:26 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I commute with my smartphone clipped to the dashboard so I can use the Waze app to dodge traffic on the 405. I had to turn on the a/c because it was overheating.


    143. 145 | January 30, 2019 2:33 am

      I have two medical appointments tomorrow with the same doctor. He’s a dentist and a proctologist, so I always schedule my dental appointments for first thing in the morning.


    144. rain of lead
      146 | January 30, 2019 7:29 am

      morning y’all


    145. rain of lead
      147 | January 30, 2019 7:32 am

      ohmygodohmygodohmygod
      it’s a CODE RED weather emergency!!!!

      ummm….it’s only 23 deg…

      wait, what?
      you mean we’re not all going to die!?

      no.

      oh, never mind


    146. 148 | January 30, 2019 8:21 am

      @ rain of lead:
      It’s 8 here in Kansas.


    147. RIX
      149 | January 30, 2019 8:23 am

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/30/new-york-abortion-law-liberal-leaders-celebration-death-life-column/2670049002/
      @ USA Today
      Good morning. reading this article would probably not start your day on a cheery note.
      My only reason for posting is that USA is somehow letting an opinion piece slip through that opposes New York’s lassiez faire abortion laws. When I see the video of thst NY legislature whoop and holler when it passed
      it reminded me of the old gladiator movies where the Romans in the Coliseum would holler and call for the death of the vanquished gladiator.


    148. eaglesoars
      150 | January 30, 2019 8:41 am

      Is this even true? They set fire to the commuter rail tracks so the trains could move? Chicago. Cool pic, tho (scroll down)

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6647309/Polar-vortex-wreaks-havoc-Midwest-causes-2-700-flight-cancellations.html


    149. RIX
      151 | January 30, 2019 8:45 am

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/29/polar-vortex-2019-despite-winter-storms-global-warming-real/2710885002/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=amp&utm_campaign=speakable
      @ USA Today.
      Ok for all of the science deniers USA Today found a guy to lecture you.
      It goes like this , the extreme cold caused by the polar vortex actually supports the global warming narrative.
      It goes like this , the polar regions are warming which pisses off the vortex or something so it goes rampaging through the Midewest. Ok , I get it. uh no, the Vortex at each poll gets agitated and releases during COLD winters.
      it is a natural phenomenon not caused by your SUV.


    150. RIX
      152 | January 30, 2019 8:48 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Is this even true? They set fire to the commuter rail tracks so the trains could move? Chicago. Cool pic, tho (scroll down)

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6647309/Polar-vortex-wreaks-havoc-Midwest-causes-2-700-flight-cancellations.html

      Yup, they are burning the rails on the Metra commuter routes.


    151. RIX
      153 | January 30, 2019 8:59 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/01/30/chicago-police-give-an-update-on-the-jussie-smollett-investigation/
      @ Twitchy
      The story that the actor who claims that he was attacked by two racist thugs in Chicago doesn’t sound right.
      They yelled “this is MAGA country” really? When the police arrived at the apartment where he was staying he still had the rope around his neck, what?
      This allegedly took place in the Streeterville Area in Chicago at 2am after he had left a Subway store.
      My daughter lives in Streeterville, I know the area pretty well. This does not add up.


    152. eaglesoars
      154 | January 30, 2019 9:32 am

      I just heard on the radio that the bill to legalize infanticide in Virginia has been defeated. I’ll have to double check, tho


    153. 155 | January 30, 2019 9:37 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      California allows it already. The monstrous aspect about the New York law (as I understand it) is the provision that allows the actual KILLING of an infant that survives an abortion, even if the infant would otherwise be viable. And these ghouls CHEERED their accomplishment.


    154. 156 | January 30, 2019 9:38 am

      @ right_wing2:

      It’s 56 in Oakland.


    155. 157 | January 30, 2019 9:40 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Thank God if true. Virginia still has a semblance of sanity.


    156. darkwords
      158 | January 30, 2019 9:53 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      California allows it already. The monstrous aspect about the New York law (as I understand it) is the provision that allows the actual KILLING of an infant that survives an abortion, even if the infant would otherwise be viable. And these ghouls CHEERED their accomplishment.

      I don’t understand why this isn’t put into peoples face more. Personalize it. The smart women I talk to agree that at about 20 weeks abortions should become very rare. These laws seem to be passed without any inspection by the voting public. These are polticians who went up in arms about a syrian child drowning crossing the sea. UP in arms about kids killed in School shootings. But we have to seriously question them to see if they really value life.


    157. darkwords
      159 | January 30, 2019 9:56 am

      @ RIX:
      Less people solves the climate change issue. Start opening up coastal euthanasia centers for the progressively and smart minded activists.


    158. eaglesoars
      160 | January 30, 2019 10:07 am

      darkwords wrote:

      These are polticians who went up in arms about a syrian child drowning crossing the sea.

      Every one of these people should be smacked in the face with ‘baby killer’ until they shut up or die, preferably both.

      I’ve just emailed/phoned my state delegate to double-check. He’s a Dem, but a nice guy. And he did really help me out once when the only med I could take was suddenly taken off-line by the FDA (!!!). So, I kinda ‘know’ him.

      The Barbarian wrote:

      The monstrous aspect about the New York law (as I understand it) is the provision that allows the actual KILLING of an infant that survives an abortion, even if the infant would otherwise be viable

      That, to me, is a distinction w/o a difference. As is this bullshit ‘discussion’ about what level of medical licensee is permitted to make this ‘decision’. That is no different than saying Mengele was the only one who could decide to now saying “Well, now Dr. Mengele’s appointed kapos can make the decision”.

      No. This is infanticide, straight up.


    159. eaglesoars
      161 | January 30, 2019 10:10 am

      last night someone said that the real impetus behind this is fetal tissue for med research.

      And does anyone remember Peter Singer, billed as a ‘moral’ philosopher? Feral cats have better morals


    160. 162 | January 30, 2019 10:13 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yes it is. I seriously hope challenges to this law are being prepared by pro-life groups. I also understand that the law does not allow doctors to refuse to perform abortions? Is that true?


    161. eaglesoars
      163 | January 30, 2019 10:18 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Is that true?

      I don’t know. I’m not sure that procedure is taught in all med schools. And Catholic hospitals? I’ve no clue about any of that


    162. coldwarrior
      164 | January 30, 2019 10:36 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      They burn the rails on the yuge rail yard up river from me. They use a rail car with a Pratt and Whitney turbo prop airplane engine. The heat and wind bloes/melts the snow and heats the track and track bed.

      Lots if sound and fury.


    163. coldwarrior
      165 | January 30, 2019 10:38 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      last night someone said that the real impetus behind this is fetal tissue for med research.

      And does anyone remember Peter Singer, billed as a ‘moral’ philosopher? Feral cats have better morals

      Follow the money.


    164. eaglesoars
      166 | January 30, 2019 10:49 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Lots if sound and fury.

      I would LOVE to hear that! I love trains for some reason, actually I love the sound of trains. At night, when I’m falling asleep, hearing a train in the distance is some special magic

      Follow the money.

      yeah, I remember Bush 43 setting limits on that. But don’t tell me there isn’t a black market and it’s not just domestic


    165. 167 | January 30, 2019 10:55 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I love trains, too. REAL trains. Not that high-speed money pit they’re building in California that’s tearing up the finest farmland in the country.


    166. 168 | January 30, 2019 10:58 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      If Planned Parenthood can make millions off undeveloped body parts, I can only imagine what these ghouls can command for more developed organs.

      The abortion crowd were terrified that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade. I don’t think it will be overturned, but I am sure it will be modified when challenges to these monstrous laws hit SCOTUS.


    167. eaglesoars
      169 | January 30, 2019 11:08 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I can only imagine what these ghouls can command for more developed organs.

      Where’s the IRS Gestapo when you need it?


    168. 170 | January 30, 2019 11:27 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Investigating TEA Party groups.
      They can’t be bothered with either Scientology or Planned Parenthood violating their 501(c)(3) restrictions.


    169. coldwarrior
      171 | January 30, 2019 12:04 pm

      new thread,
      this one is about to expire


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