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  • A Place Keeper Open

    by coldwarrior ( 59 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at May 31st, 2019 - 1:27 am

    I’ll have a new thread up tomorrow. I’m packing in the OT until 12 days at the beach.

    Soon…Soon…

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    1. rain of lead
      1 | May 31, 2019 6:25 am

      morning y’all

      how about this to start your day

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/30/huge-emergency-action-president-trump-announces-escalating-tariff-program-for-all-mexican-goods-until-illegal-central-american-migration-is-stopped/#comments

      To address the emergency at the Southern Border, I am invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Accordingly, starting on June 10, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent Tariff on all goods imported from Mexico.

      If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the Tariffs will be removed. If the crisis persists, however, the Tariffs will be raised to 10 percent on July 1, 2019.

      Similarly, if Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019. Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory.


    2. RIX
      4 | May 31, 2019 7:27 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/05/29/cringe-joe-biden-gets-handsy-with-young-girl-says-ill-bet-youre-as-bright-as-you-are-good-looking/
      @ Fox News
      Good morning. LAPD cop contracts typhoid.it used to be that you had to go to the Third World to get Typhoid.
      Now the Thiird World has come to us.


    3. RIX
      5 | May 31, 2019 8:08 am

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/422075-someone-thought-it-was-a-good-idea-to-have-hillary-clinton-keynote-a-cyberdefense/
      @ Weasel Zippers
      Hillary will keynote Cyberdefense conference. This is not from the Onion.


    4. coldwarrior
      6 | May 31, 2019 8:39 am

      @ RIX:

      the amount of infectious diseases that have entered this country in the past 10 years is absurd.

      i mean, MEASLES????? we wiped that out years ago! Now the ER staff had to be educated on spotting it.


    5. coldwarrior
      7 | May 31, 2019 8:44 am

      ICC world cup cricket on the computer, a lovely Oliva Serie V Melanio cigar, and a cup of cappuccino….

      and the West Indies is stomping the dog snot out of Pakistan. perfect

      I’ll root for the Windies this WC as they are from this hemisphere, and any team playing a muslim country.


    6. coldwarrior
      8 | May 31, 2019 8:58 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      and the West Indies is stomping the dog snot out of Pakistan. perfect

      that was a complete and thorough ass-beating.

      i will have a red stripe later, mon!


    7. 9 | May 31, 2019 9:05 am

      @ rain of lead:

      Hee. I gave them some advice and got a lot of likes for it. If I go over three “likes” I consider myself a success….


    8. coldwarrior
      10 | May 31, 2019 9:05 am

      since when was the uss john mccain named after that lousy pilot and bottom 7% of his class dirt-bag sellout?

      oh yeah, it wasn’t…it was named after his dad, a real, honorable Navy Officer

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._McCain_Jr.


    9. coldwarrior
      11 | May 31, 2019 9:07 am

      @ The Barbarian:
      this has to be some sort of joke


    10. coldwarrior
      12 | May 31, 2019 9:10 am

      Throughout much of his career, McCain was known for his short and thin stature,[6] salty character,[52][53] and trademark cigar.[53] One superior wrote that: “There is only one Jack McCain! Vice Admiral McCain, by his enthusiasm, honesty and delightful personality makes many friends, not only officially but socially…. The ‘little man with the big cigar’ is known to everyone.”[7] McCain liked to confer with enlisted men and get their opinions.[6] He swore so much he earned the sobriquet “Good Goddamn McCain”; his regular greeting to begin the day was “Good goddamn morning.”[4] He was often asked how he told his wife Roberta and her identical twin sister Rowena apart, to which he famously responded by puffing his cigar, flashing a grin, and saying, “That’s their problem.”[1] He jumped rope 200 times a day as part of keeping fit.[5] He developed a problem with alcoholism during his career, and cut back on his drinking so that it did not interfere with his ability to command or show up on fitness reports, although he occasionally suffered lapses.[4][7]

      😆


    11. coldwarrior
      13 | May 31, 2019 9:20 am

      some light reading on tariffs

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariff_in_United_States_history

      before the income tax, this is how the govt got their money


    12. eaglesoars
      14 | May 31, 2019 9:32 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      some light reading on tariffs

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariff_in_United_States_history

      before the income tax, this is how the govt got their money

      a lot of moaning about the market taking a dive, yield curves are inverted but gold is looking good.

      I consider this a buying opportunity for equities


    13. coldwarrior
      15 | May 31, 2019 9:34 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      i’m in heavy and long.


    14. coldwarrior
      16 | May 31, 2019 9:39 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      the yield curve news is never the whole picture, i dont trust chartists who use little snippets…especially political chartists.

      trump may be any things, but above almost everything else, he is a hard core capitalist who knows the american productivity is the way to long term and real wealth and security.

      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/30/a-top-bond-manager-debunks-recession-fears-but-urges-caution.html

      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/31/chart-points-to-extremely-overbought-conditions-in-bond-market.html

      everyone should be familiar with the term ‘flight to quality’ as this will be, and has been always something to watch


    15. coldwarrior
      17 | May 31, 2019 9:43 am

      the man who brought you the tea party explains the interest rates


    16. coldwarrior
      18 | May 31, 2019 9:45 am

      that said, we need to get interest rates a bit higher for the crash that is coming later. this is the fed re-arming for the next recession that WILL come, eventually.


    17. eaglesoars
      19 | May 31, 2019 11:54 am

      I haven’t read it yet, but here ya go: transcript of Barr interview w/CBS

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/william-barr-interview-full-transcript-cbs-this-morning-jan-crawford-exclusive-2019-05-31/


    18. eaglesoars
      20 | May 31, 2019 12:42 pm

      Jesus Christ. I was just skimming that transcript and WHAT have I been telling you? What has Victoria Toensing been saying? Huber is a complete waste, he was never meant to do anything, Jeff Sessions has one helluva lot to answer for.

      JAN CRAWFORD: Um, what’s the status of Huber’s investigation in Utah? I think the former Attorney General Sessions had asked him to look at this.

      WILLIAM BARR: Right, so Huber had originally been asked to take a look at the FISA applications and the electronic surveillance but then he stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review, which would’ve been normal for the department. And he was essentially on standby in case Mr. Horowitz referred a matter to him to be handled criminally. So he has not been active on this front in recent months and so Durham is taking over that role. The other issues he’s been working on relate to Hillary Clinton. Those are winding down and hopefully we’ll be in a position to bring those to fruition.

      JAN CRAWFORD: So he won’t be involved in this really at all then?

      WILLIAM BARR: No.

      Hillary Clinton my ass.


    19. eaglesoars
      21 | May 31, 2019 1:09 pm

      There’s too much to excerpt here, but in the interview Barr says that 4 page summary that Mueller criticized would not have been necessary if Mueller and done what Barr asked him to do THREE TIMES. Identify the stuff that had to be redacted. Because Barr’s team was not part of the investigation, they couldn’t always tell what was grand jury stuff (‘6E’) and what wasn’t, they wanted Mueller to do it. If Mueller had done that, Barr could have released w/in days, but because they had to do it themselves w/help from Mueller, it took weeks and Barr felt he had to tell the public the basics. Hence the summary. Then Mueller bitches about THAT. Prick.


    20. RIX
      22 | May 31, 2019 1:26 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      the amount of infectious diseases that have entered this country in the past 10 years is absurd.

      i mean, MEASLES????? we wiped that out years ago! Now the ER staff had to be educated on spotting it.

      It is a disgrace.


    21. 23 | May 31, 2019 1:50 pm

      The Great Cycling Challenge starts tomorrow!

      https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BruceRoepke


    22. eaglesoars
      24 | May 31, 2019 1:52 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      your poor knees……………


    23. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      25 | May 31, 2019 3:50 pm

      Biden Recruits Former CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond

      Presidential hopeful Joe Biden announced Friday that he has brought onboard former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond, as his campaign co-chair.

      “His leadership on the Congressional Black Caucus and strong relationships throughout the country and the Democratic Party make him an asset to any campaign, and we are very grateful for his valuable contributions to Team Joe,” Biden’s campaign manager Greg Schultz said in a statement.

      Richmond is currently the Assistant to the House Majority Whip in the House of Representatives.

      Another toxic pick for Biden? I know the CBC is basically the mouthpiece for hate in the government. Has this one been caught with anti-semitic statements? Because that seems to be Bidens MO at the moment.


    24. eaglesoars
      26 | May 31, 2019 4:21 pm

      dammit

      Seoul: North Korea Confirms African Swine Fever Outbreak

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/seoul-north-korea-confirms-african-swine-fever-outbreak_2945991.html


    25. eaglesoars
      27 | May 31, 2019 4:23 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Another toxic pick for Biden?

      I don’t think so. This guy is young. I think this is a demographic pick, young, black, southern


    26. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      28 | May 31, 2019 4:25 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Another toxic pick for Biden?

      I don’t think so. This guy is young. I think this is a demographic pick, young, black, southern

      How long before GaffeMaster Biden tells us that he’s “clean and articulate”.


    27. eaglesoars
      29 | May 31, 2019 4:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Another toxic pick for Biden?

      I don’t think so. This guy is young. I think this is a demographic pick, young, black, southern

      Here’s Discover the Network’s bio on him. Predictable

      https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/cedric-richmond/


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | May 31, 2019 4:41 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      How long before GaffeMaster Biden tells us that he’s “clean and articulate”.

      Better than putting his hands on his shoulders and telling him he’s as smart as he is good looking.

      CNN is hurting. They’re making their freelancers wait 90 days for payment instead of the 30-day industry standard

      SCOOPLET: In a blow to their financial stability, CNN sent a letter to several of the network’s freelancers this week, extending their payment terms to Net 90 (payment 90 days after invoice). The change is to “be better aligned with our corporate requirements” per letter

      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1133528745879511045.html


    29. lobo91
      31 | May 31, 2019 5:09 pm

      Obama’s Pro-Iran Echo Chamber Still Secretly Talks With Terrorist Regime And Insists It’s ‘Normal’

      Today, a stunning report in the Daily Beast reveals the depths to which the sycophantic pro-Iran capitulators of the Barack Obama foreign policy apparatus continue to sink to support the terrorist regime that remains the world’s number one state sponsor of jihadist exportation.

      In unusual journalistic fashion, the Daily Beast anonymously quotes many former Obama administration officials throughout the piece — thus lending cover to those who would openly collude with a brazen American geopolitical foe against the interests of the American people.

      Per the Daily Beast:

      As the Trump administration sent warplanes and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, a small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm.

      Conversations between former Obama officials and Iranian government officials have been ongoing since November 2016. Zarif, who visits the U.S. every year for the U.N. General Assembly in New York, usually meets with lawmakers, think tanks, journalists, and former officials when he is in town.

      But the recent round of conversations, which took place over the phone and in person over the last two months, came as lines of communication between the U.S. and Iran, through intermediaries in Europe and elsewhere, deteriorated.

      The Daily Beast further noted how the Obama officials seem to have a clear motive: Discerning whether the possibility exists of the U.S. re-entering a new Iran nuclear deal in a post-President Donald Trump world. “Separately, some former Obama officials are trying to keep the roots of the Iran nuclear deal alive by taking the pulse of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to gauge whether they are in favor of restarting talks in the future,” the outlet stated.


    30. eaglesoars
      32 | May 31, 2019 5:18 pm

      @ lobo91:

      oh man, that just SCREAMS “follow the $$$$$$$$”


    31. lobo91
      33 | May 31, 2019 5:19 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      oh man, that just SCREAMS “follow the $$$$$$$$”

      I was thinking more along the lines of treason…


    32. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      34 | May 31, 2019 5:19 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Another toxic pick for Biden?

      I don’t think so. This guy is young. I think this is a demographic pick, young, black, southern

      Here’s Discover the Network’s bio on him. Predictable

      https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/cedric-richmond/

      Yep mindless follower.


    33. eaglesoars
      35 | May 31, 2019 5:54 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I was thinking more along the lines of treason…

      I was speaking to their motives, not their offense.


    34. eaglesoars
      36 | May 31, 2019 6:15 pm

      I haven’t got to the ‘zero source’ yet but something seems to be up with the Flynn case.

      on May 16 Judge Sullivan ordered DOJ to turn over all recordings. ALL.
      A. L. L.

      ALL.

      And DOJ just told him to fuck off.


    35. eaglesoars
      37 | May 31, 2019 7:04 pm

      Oh! Lookee here!

      First rare earth processing facility outside of China to be built in Texas

      https://www.foxbusiness.com/industrials/first-rare-earth-processing-facility-outside-of-china-to-be-built-in-texas


    36. 38 | May 31, 2019 7:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      CNN and Politico spouting that there’s a transcript where President Trump’s lawyer is talking to Flynn and essentially obstructing justice. I haven’t seen a transcript but since it’s CNN and Politico, who don’t care about Congressional obstruction of the DOJ/FBI/FISA investigation (Warner telling agencies NOT to comply and that Dems will have “their back” and Schiffty saying he wants to see all documents in advance of their turning them over), I take their interpretation of anything re Flynn with a grain of salt.


    37. eaglesoars
      39 | May 31, 2019 7:44 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I haven’t seen a transcript

      I have, it’s a voice mail msg, lemme see if I can find it again.


    38. eaglesoars
    39. eaglesoars
      41 | May 31, 2019 7:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      here

      https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1134574689592832000

      note that this tweet has the unedited transcript of the voicemail AND the transcript as edited in the Mueller report.

      This has Weissman’s prints all over it


    40. Aussie Infidel
      42 | May 31, 2019 8:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      that said, we need to get interest rates a bit higher for the crash that is coming later. this is the fed re-arming for the next recession that WILL come, eventually.

      Yup. We need a little ammunition to fire when the downturn happens as it always does. Yet the NZ Reserve Bank governor clips another 1/4 percentage point off the base rate driving the trading banks lower. They breed them stupid in Egypt! Now the moron is headed to Ireland to see if he can screw up their banking system!

      Shesh!


    41. AZfederalist
      43 | May 31, 2019 9:05 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      oh man, that just SCREAMS “follow the $$$$$$$$”

      I was thinking more along the lines of treason…

      Yep. At a minimum, definite Logan Act violations. The Logan Act wasn’t written for Plebes like us, we have no influence on foreign policy; it was written specifically for actions such as this


    42. eaglesoars
      44 | May 31, 2019 9:06 pm

      ok, Sundance has put the whole Flynn transcript thing together

      Flynn Filing Shows Mueller Team Manipulated Transcript in Report…

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/31/flynn-filing-shows-mueller-team-manipulated-transcript-in-report/


    43. Aussie Infidel
      45 | May 31, 2019 9:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Oh! Lookee here!

      First rare earth processing facility outside of China to be built in Texas

      https://www.foxbusiness.com/industrials/first-rare-earth-processing-facility-outside-of-china-to-be-built-in-texas

      Yup

      Lynas Corp produces heavy Rare Earths from its Western Australian mining operations as well as mining a mixture of Rate Earths from its mine in Malaysia.

      Up until now China has artificially kept Rate Earth prices on the edge of unprofitability for most producers in Brazil, Russia Australia malaysia and the US. Now the tariffs have kicked in almost all of these producers are once more profitable and production will ramp up.

      I’m guessing now that Lynas Corp has partnered with a US based potential producer in Texas and they will have a JV up and running in 12 months.

      As I said before. The Chinese whip hand in Rare Earth availability is a result of trying to ‘stag’ the Rare Earths market for political reasons.

      With the Trump tariffs that just blew up in China’s face BIGLY.

      Now even the Japanese have found enough Rare Earths off their coast to keep themselves happy for the next half dozen centuries!

      🙂


    44. Aussie Infidel
      46 | May 31, 2019 9:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      First rare earth processing facility outside of China to be built in Texas

      Wellll

      Not exactly correct. Who do you think produced the 20% of rare earths NOT produced by the Chinese?

      Oz and the Russians!

      Oz Lynas Corp produces enough Rare Earths to keep Australia safe for a thousand years. Just about ANYTHING that is dug out of the ground Oz has in spades…. except a lot of oil. It’s enough to supply about half its needs but has to buy in the balance.It makes up for that deficiency by producing LOTS of gas.


    45. eaglesoars
      47 | May 31, 2019 9:22 pm

      ok, I see what they did. This is the DOJ’s response to Sullivan’s order.

      https://www.scribd.com/document/412057126/Flynn-DOJ-Response-to-Order

      Here is the relevant portion


      The government further represents that it is not relying on any other recordings, of any person, for purposes of establishing the defendant’s guilt or determining his sentence, nor are there any other recordings that are part of the sentencing record.

      It’s what they DIDN’T say. They didn’t address any recordings used in the INVESTIGATION ITSELF.


    46. eaglesoars
      48 | May 31, 2019 9:25 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Not exactly correct.

      you need to read the whole sentence. “…to be built in Texas”. It doesn’t say it’s the first facility outside China. It’s clumsy writing, could have used an editor.


    47. Aussie Infidel
      49 | May 31, 2019 9:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Not exactly correct.

      you need to read the whole sentence. “…to be built in Texas”. It doesn’t say it’s the first facility outside China. It’s clumsy writing, could have used an editor.

      Suggests that Rare Earths ore is being imported to the Texas facility for separation and processing. Lynas Corp are just minors who produce the raw ores. Not sure who processes the Australian ore, whether locally or in China for re-export.

      I do know that ANU has developed a laser separation and fast cheap uranium processing technology the enriching nuclear fuel for both power stations as well as weapons production.

      When the US discovered the technology that the boffins at ANU had discovered they had ‘kittens’ as it would allow ANYONE to enrich nuclear fuel very cheaply and easily. Now the US and Australia have signed a bi-lateral agreement to never share this technology with ANYONE else, even allies because it’d spark a massive growth in nuclear proliferation problems.


    48. AZfederalist
      50 | May 31, 2019 9:43 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      It makes up for that deficiency by producing LOTS of gas.

      I’d lay that firmly on Vegemite


    49. eaglesoars
      51 | May 31, 2019 9:44 pm

      Aaaannddd….BOOM!

      Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-is-preparing-antitrust-investigation-of-google-11559348795


    50. Aussie Infidel
      52 | May 31, 2019 9:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aaaannddd….BOOM!

      Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-is-preparing-antitrust-investigation-of-google-11559348795

      Now THAT is serious good news for a change. Google and the rest of Silicon Valley’s oligopolists need a serious reining in before they get totally away on government regulation. Just force them all to behave like publishers and break them into pieces as happened to Standard oil back in the day. Important not to kill the goose who laid the golden egg. Just a need to regulate them so that the hot pool are not subject to the tyranny of the mega – corporate, especially those who are part of a politically active monoculture, philosophically.


    51. Aussie Infidel
      53 | May 31, 2019 9:56 pm

      hoi poloi

      This bloody machine with it’s predictive engine is driving me nuts!


    52. eaglesoars
      54 | May 31, 2019 9:56 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Now the US and Australia have signed a bi-lateral agreement to never share this technology with ANYONE else, even allies because it’d spark a massive growth in nuclear proliferation problems.

      which means the ChiComs already have it. Between our 2 countries, they’d spend more at The Dollar Tree Store during a buy-2-get-one-free sale.


    53. eaglesoars
      55 | May 31, 2019 10:03 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Now THAT is serious good news

      And I have MOAR!!

      Today is Clint Eastwood’s 89th birthday

      Which means even now, I can still be the ‘younger woman’.

      just sayin’


    54. Aussie Infidel
      56 | June 1, 2019 3:21 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Now THAT is serious good news

      And I have MOAR!!

      Today is Clint Eastwood’s 89th birthday

      Which means even now, I can still be the ‘younger woman’.

      just sayin’

      Clint still has a glint in his eye!

      🙂


    55. 57 | June 1, 2019 6:57 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Better cycling than running!


    56. coldwarrior
      58 | June 1, 2019 9:46 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Better cycling than running!

      running, for humans, is an unnatural act. we are not built to run. we would be on all fours or look like ostriches if it were.

      we are built to walk very, very long distances while carrying items.

      running wears out joints quite rapidly. running long distances causes the body to go into shock. my hospital had 20 ER MDs and 80 RNs to cover the PGH Marathon for 26 mile run. Humans doing a 20-26 mile walk would not need that level of medical support.


    57. coldwarrior
      59 | June 1, 2019 10:24 am

      new thread


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