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  • Level 1 Night Shift Open

    by coldwarrior ( 187 Comments › )
    Filed under Economy, Open thread at August 1st, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    3 night shifts in the hole, level 1 trauma center.

    The peeps at the hospital that I am assigned to this round are top notch, world class.

    I offer a small song, almost as a prayer.

    I last posted it as a reprise, not this time.

    Walk your street
    And I’ll walk mine
    And should we meet
    Would you spare me some time

    ‘Cause you should see my world
    Meet my kind
    Before you judge our minds

    Blue collar

    Sleep your sleep
    I’m awake and alive
    I keep late hours
    Your nine to five

    So I would like you know
    I need the quiet hours
    To create in this world of mine

    Blue collar

    I’d like you to know at four in the morning
    Things are coming mine
    All I’ve seen, all I’ve done
    And those I hope to find

    I’d like to remind you at four in the morning
    My world is very still
    The air is fresh under diamond skies
    Makes me glad to be alive

    You keep that beat
    And I keep time
    Your restless face
    Is no longer mine

    I rest my feet
    While the world’s in heat
    And I wish that you could do the same

    Blue collar

    Blue collar

    /——– IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    NEW ECON stuff at about the 140 level. let’s extend this thread

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    1. rain of lead
      1 | July 30, 2019 6:25 am

      Styx – Blue Collar Man

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xArmqniFiJ8

      Give me a job, give me security
      Give me a chance to survive
      I’m just a poor soul in the unemployment line
      My God, I’m hardly alive
      My mother and father, my wife and my friends
      I see them laugh in my face
      But I’ve got the power, and I’ve got the will
      I’m not a charity case
      I’ll take those long nights, impossible odds
      Keeping my eye to the keyhole
      If it takes all that to be just what I am
      Well, I’m gonna be a blue collar man

      Make me an offer that I can’t refuse
      Make me respectable, man
      This is my last time in the unemployment line
      So like it or not I’ll take those

      Long nights, impossible odds
      Keeping my back to the wall
      If it takes all that to be just what I am
      Well, I’m gonna be a blue collar man

      Keeping my mind on a better life
      Where happiness is only a heartbeat away
      Paradise, can it be all I heard it was
      I close my eyes and maybe I’m already there

      I’ll take those long nights, impossible odds
      Keeping my back to the wall
      All that be just what I am
      Well, I’m gonna be a blue collar man
      You don’t understand

      I’ll take those long nights, impossible odds
      Keeping my eye to the keyhole
      If it takes all that be just who I am
      Well I vow to be a blue collar, gotta be a blue collar,
      Gonna be a Blue collar man.

      Believe it.


    2. rain of lead
      2 | July 30, 2019 6:28 am

      rush
      working man

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIGKlicb8n0

      I guess that’s what I am.


    3. rain of lead
      4 | July 30, 2019 6:31 am

      tomorrow might be interesting in DC town


    4. rain of lead
      5 | July 30, 2019 6:33 am

      Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

      I think so, Brain … but at least we’ve managed to avoid Baltimore.


    5. eaglesoars
      6 | July 30, 2019 7:13 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      tomorrow might be interesting in DC town

      I’ll believe it when I see it. Anything been declassified? Maybe that was factor in Dan Coates departure, I don’t know, but frankly we won’t see a damn thing happen w/o a neutron bomb being dropped on this place.


    6. eaglesoars
      7 | July 30, 2019 7:18 am

      The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has just been blown up. At least 10 people have all walked out on the same day because – they’re white, apparently.

      This is like watching Jonestown.

      DCCC faces mass staff upheaval after uproar over diversity

      https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/29/top-dccc-staffer-out-amid-diversity-uproar-1439525


    7. RIX
      8 | July 30, 2019 8:46 am

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-from-college-student-hit-by-car-while-protesting-trump-on-freeway/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Woman is hit by car on California freeway in 2016 protesting Trump election.
      The driver was uninsured, so she sued her school for damages. It got tossed.
      If she does not get a Darwin Award she will probably sue for that.
      Oh, good morning


    8. RIX
      9 | July 30, 2019 9:24 am

      https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/07/30/simply-delicious-5-top-dccc-staffers-out-due-to-wait-for-it-a-lack-of-diversity-and-lol/
      @ Twitchy
      5 Top DCCC staffers out because they are white!
      So the Dems now hate the colors orange and white.


    9. eaglesoars
      10 | July 30, 2019 1:04 pm

      the WSJ article is behind a paywall, so I’ll link to the piece that quotes it

      If you have children in the California school system, get them out

      Begin with economics. Capitalism is described as a “form of power and oppression,” alongside “patriarchy,” “racism,” “white supremacy” and “ableism.” Capitalism and capitalists appear as villains several times in the document.

      On politics, the model curriculum is similarly left-wing. One proposed course promises to explore the African-American experience “from the precolonial ancestral roots in Africa to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and enslaved people’s uprisings in the antebellum South, to the elements of Hip Hop and African cultural retentions.”

      Teachers are encouraged to cite the biographies of “potentially significant figures” such as Angela Davis, Frantz Fanon and Bobby Seale. Convicted cop-killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur are also on the list.

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/337490/#respond


    10. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      11 | July 30, 2019 4:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      the WSJ article is behind a paywall, so I’ll link to the piece that quotes it

      If you have children in the California school system, get them out

      Begin with economics. Capitalism is described as a “form of power and oppression,” alongside “patriarchy,” “racism,” “white supremacy” and “ableism.” Capitalism and capitalists appear as villains several times in the document.

      On politics, the model curriculum is similarly left-wing. One proposed course promises to explore the African-American experience “from the precolonial ancestral roots in Africa to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and enslaved people’s uprisings in the antebellum South, to the elements of Hip Hop and African cultural retentions.”

      Teachers are encouraged to cite the biographies of “potentially significant figures” such as Angela Davis, Frantz Fanon and Bobby Seale. Convicted cop-killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur are also on the list.

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/337490/#respond

      Check your local schools. My sons history teacher was teaching this crap here in Montana.


    11. eaglesoars
      12 | July 30, 2019 5:36 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      My sons history teacher was teaching this crap here in Montana.

      is it part of the Montana state cirriculum?

      I know DiGenova was all over saying docs are going to be released tomorrow and Lifson is crowing that Barr and Durham are working hard – but these guys are beginning to sound like all the NeverTrumpers everytime they say THIS TIME, it’s the end of Trump. Never happens.

      https://twitter.com/MSH3RIDAN/status/1156304140961759236

      Looks like the DNI transfer of power may slow down the document release this week.

      Imagine that.


    12. yenta-fada
      13 | July 30, 2019 5:46 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

      I think so, Brain … but at least we’ve managed to avoid Baltimore.

      narf! Point!


    13. yenta-fada
      14 | July 30, 2019 5:51 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      oh, morning y’all

      here is some political shit to start the day

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/07/29/james-comey-under-investigation-john-huber-investigating-comey-memos-declaration-release-this-week/#more-167122

      Huber was supposed to be actively investigating for months. He had NOTHING to show for it. It’s proven that he is deep state. I can’t see him changing now unless they have leverage from the White House. Do not trust Huber!


    14. yenta-fada
      15 | July 30, 2019 6:01 pm

      RIX wrote:

      trauma center.

      Why are those people acting like Paleostinians? The utter failure to act in your self interest is loser dumb moronic. They cheer for other losers, like all the Dem candidates for 2020.


    15. yenta-fada
      16 | July 30, 2019 6:07 pm

      My computer is doglexic. btw there are supposed to be solar storms this week. A rather sensational POV, but let’s see what space weather does.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-29/major-solar-storm-strike-earth-week-black-supermoon-looms


    16. lobo91
      17 | July 30, 2019 7:41 pm

      Lib Kook Joy Behar: Racism Won’t End ‘Until Black People Run Everything’…

      I wonder if she’s ever heard of South Africa?


    17. rain of lead
      18 | July 30, 2019 8:11 pm

      Baltimore Rat will not be in attendance tonight because he hasn’t raised enough money to qualify. But he is polling at 3 percent. #DemocraticDebate

      bwahahahahah


    18. 19 | July 30, 2019 8:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’d love to see people who have the means start providing scholarships to private schools.


    19. eaglesoars
      20 | July 30, 2019 8:36 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’d love to see people who have the means start providing scholarships to private schools.

      There’s a guy who gives money to vets – I won’t mention his name you can find him if you want – and he asked if he should give money to Baltimore. I didn’t participate in the poll but apparently the answer was yes, because the next thing I saw from him was that with x number of retweets he’d give money for one scholarship for something or other.

      You know what? It’s bullshit. BILLIONS have been flushed down that rat-infested shithole. One Robert Stokes, Baltimore city councilman, was just on Tucker blaming it all on 400 years of racism, and the fix was more money for ‘opportunity’ and ‘infrastructure’.

      No.

      Not one more fucking dime. Where are the BILLIONS of taxpayer monies they’ve already been given?

      These people succeed in their world by ‘failing Black’. I suggest we let them.


    20. Possum
      21 | July 30, 2019 9:02 pm

      I researched scholarships not as a tax dodge but as a means of gifting education money to someone not related to me without them being taxed on that gift.

      A scholarship cannot be targeted at an individual.

      LOL. fuck the scholarship plan…

      New plan is bundles of $100 bills sent to person as and when required.

      Fuck the IRS.


    21. rain of lead
      22 | July 30, 2019 9:14 pm

      @ Possum:

      Fuck the IRS.

      can I get a HELL YEAH!


    22. Possum
      23 | July 30, 2019 9:19 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ Possum:

      Fuck the IRS.

      can I get a HELL YEAH!

      I do not mind paying taxes, but I seriously object to paying tax on money I earned, and paid taxes on that earning when I move it somewhere else.


    23. 24 | July 30, 2019 9:44 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      No sane person supports racism. And yes, Jim Crow laws were wrong and did incredible damage to the black community. But those laws were repealed. We’ve spent trillions trying to atone for sins of the past. There has to be an end to apologizing.

      How long were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? How many other peoples have suffered through the brutality of slavery?


    24. 25 | July 30, 2019 9:51 pm

      @ Possum:
      Could you call it a grant? Or make it a scholarship to someone based on a zip code?


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | July 30, 2019 10:17 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      How many other peoples have suffered through the brutality of slavery?

      And still do. There are open slave markets in Libya now. Thank you Hillary.


    26. lobo91
      27 | July 30, 2019 10:49 pm

      Definitely better than the Democrat shit show:


    27. Aussie Infidel
      28 | July 30, 2019 10:52 pm

      Chinese ‘soft-power’ on display in NZ Universities. And the Vice Chancellors folded like cheap deck chairs right on cue.

      https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/07/30/705870/aut-scraps-tiananmen-square-event

      McCormick had the temerity to try to have a bit both ways. Having acquiesced to Chinese power that sees 10% of AUT income coming directly through Chinese International students, he folded but that waxed lyrical about the rights of freedom of speech especially on university campuses, something he had just destroyed, and tried to end up looking like a defender of freedom of speech laws. What a craven bastard. At least at Auckland University the VC just acquiesced to Chinese demands and left it at that.

      SPIT

      Meanwhile a bunch of pro-CCP thugs roughed up a Hong Kongese student taking part in a Pro-Hong Kong support ralley on the campus of the University of Auckland. The Police are looking at video of the attack and the three pro-CCP thugs are clearly seen but have yet to be identified as students or imported muscle from the Chinese consulate. I’m not exactly hold ing my breath as the current NZ government are currently trying to play both sides of the street as far as China-NZ trade is concerned whilst pretending to be upset with China to mollify the angst of the NZ people.

      Up until now the Chinese have played it low key but they seem to be playing hard ball openly and they seem to be feeling empowered by the queasiest attitiude of the NZ politicians.

      SPIT


    28. Aussie Infidel
      29 | July 30, 2019 11:01 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Lib Kook Joy Behar: Racism Won’t End ‘Until Black People Run Everything’…

      I wonder if she’s ever heard of South Africa?

      Or Zimbabwe / Rhodesia?

      Formerly the breadbasket of Africa and currently the soup kitchen of Africa, under the racist Black communist government.


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | July 30, 2019 11:03 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Up until now the Chinese have played it low key but they seem to be playing hard ball openly and they seem to be feeling empowered by the queasiest attitiude of the NZ politicians.

      They’re afraid to show weakness anywhere right now. Looks like they’ve got troops ready to go in to HK

      https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/chinese-forces-gathering-at-hong-kong-border-white-house-officials-monitoring-escalation/news-story/82621253f4c093c69834e041713ab34d

      Plus their economy is sludge and swine flu is worse than ever. Not happy campers and I can imagine Xi thinking “Why the hell did I want this job again?”


    30. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      31 | July 30, 2019 11:08 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      My sons history teacher was teaching this crap here in Montana.

      is it part of the Montana state cirriculum?

      I know DiGenova was all over saying docs are going to be released tomorrow and Lifson is crowing that Barr and Durham are working hard – but these guys are beginning to sound like all the NeverTrumpers everytime they say THIS TIME, it’s the end of Trump. Never happens.

      https://twitter.com/MSH3RIDAN/status/1156304140961759236

      Looks like the DNI transfer of power may slow down the document release this week.

      Imagine that.

      It was not. She took what should have been a basic world history class and altered it into something unrecognizable. She called it “progressive history” apparently she didn’t do anything that she wasn’t allowed however, when I looked into it there wasn’t any way to penalize her for basically using radical leftist propaganda.


    31. Aussie Infidel
      32 | July 30, 2019 11:22 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      pp 11-12 of the Callick paper 2019..

      …John Garnaut, who as senior advisor to then prime minister
      Malcolm Turnbull headed a classified inquiry with a focus on
      Chinese government interference, described it as “covert, coercive
      or corrupting, and goes together with espionage.” The answers are
      “sunlight, enforcement, deterrence and capability.” The key response
      is to “follow the money,” he said. It is also important to map the
      activities of China’s United Front Work Department, to re-purpose
      Australia’s intelligence and finance-tracking agencies, to enforce
      the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, to equip and train law
      enforcement agencies, and to “align economic policy with the need to
      counter covert, coercive and corrupt behaviour.”25

      Yet the new public register of foreign agents subsequent to new
      legislation, which was agreed to on a bipartisan basis and commenced
      in December 2018, appears at this early stage at risk of being widely
      ignored. The 13 Confucius Institutes at Australian universities, for
      instance, have not registered because they are operated to a degree
      as joint ventures with those universities, even if they are primarily
      funded by China’s Education Ministry.

      The PRC’s internationalising narrative comprises three elements,
      according to Garnaut: That China is a peaceful, magnanimous
      civilisation (more than a mere nation); that it is an inexorably rising
      power, against which resistance or mere disrespect are futile; and that
      China is dangerous if provoked. “Opposition is suicidal,” he said.26
      It is also depicted as racist. Former Labor foreign minister Bob Carr
      says that “the energetic propaganda” directed at Chinese-Australians
      who appear to back Beijing “is feeding the prejudice of a small
      minority of Australians who still have old-fashioned White Australia
      prejudices.” He cites his predecessor Gareth Evans describing “a new
      form of Sinophobia” where “the message is, if you are of Chinese
      background your loyalty to Australia may be suspect.” Carr brands
      concerns raised in Australian media about Beijing’s aims and methods
      as “China Panic.”27

      During the recent federal election campaign, former prime minister
      and China Development Bank advisor Paul Keating delivered a
      personal attack on Garnaut and accused Australia’s security agencies of
      undermining the relationship with China, saying they had “lost their
      strategic bearings” and gone “berko”. “When the security agencies
      are running foreign policy, the nutters are in charge. You’d clean
      them out,” he said.28 This extraordinary invective was rejected by the
      Labor leadership, with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen urging instead
      dialogue between Australia’s business and security sectors.

      These two sectors, crucial contributors to Australian integrity
      and prosperity, have been prised apart both by Beijing weaponising
      its economic heft and by the country’s own widespread failure to
      understand better the balance of opportunities and risks in engaging
      with China. The West once sought to change China. Now China is
      seeking to change the West.


    32. Aussie Infidel
      33 | July 30, 2019 11:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The BORG !

      🙂

      Resistance is futile.

      You will be assimilated!

      🙂


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | July 30, 2019 11:54 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      Well, with protection like that coming from your politicians, you already KNOW where the money went, no Hansel & Gretel bread crumbs needed. And you know who to hang when the time comes.

      I think there is a Confuscious institute around here someplace – or was. It may have been shut down, I’m not sure. At any rate, I know they’re here in the U.S.

      I read somewhere today about how that all that real estate owned by the Chinese in Vancouver had been used to move drugs. Fentanyl mostly.

      It’s late. bedtime.


    34. Aussie Infidel
      35 | July 31, 2019 12:31 am

      our PM must meet with Trump
      poonzteam5443 Foreign affairs July 30, 2019 1 Minute
      Foreign Minister Winston Peters has done the hard yards, trade officials and diplomats have put in long hours – but NZ won’t achieve a free trade agreement with the US until PM Jacinda Ardern sees President Donald Trump. That’s the way these things work.

      New British PM Boris Johnson has already been on the phone to Trump and this week his new trade minister, Liz Truss, is heading to Washington DC, on much the same lines as Peters has pursued.

      Trump says he is keen to do a deal with the Brits – in part to thumb the US nose at Europe and bring the UK closer into the US orbit.

      Our contacts in the US capital believe that, at official level, all the signs are right to launch a US-NZ FTA round. Both parties want to dance.

      Sure, there are sticking points such as Pharmac. These can be worked through just as the government rapidly sliced its way through the negotiations to secure the CPTPP. Further, Big Pharma in the US is taking a beating over opioids and its legendary lobbying powers with the Administration are not as strong as in earlier times.

      Relations between NZ and the US have never been better. Most of the angst over the ANZUS break-up of 1985 has been set to one side.

      The NZ Defence Force is closer than ever to its US equivalents. US forces (mainly Navy and Marines) are regularly exercising in NZ waters. The US has woken to the threat posed by China’s rapid penetration into the South Pacific.

      But, it needs PM Ardern to exercise her widely admired charm on President Trump to set the ball rolling.

      Helen Clark, as PM, swallowed much her antithesis to the US and managed a visit to White House. That’s a pretty good act to follow.

      Now I just hope that Jascinda can keep her bloody mouth shut so we can get this thing signed.

      🙂


    35. eaglesoars
      36 | July 31, 2019 7:00 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      PM Ardern to exercise her widely admired charm

      You are so screwed……………


    36. rain of lead
      37 | July 31, 2019 7:09 am

      wow
      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/07/30/what-a-joke-yes-this-was-an-actual-question-from-a-cnn-moderator-at-the-demdebate-what-media-bias/

      “What do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”


    37. RIX
      38 | July 31, 2019 8:01 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      wow
      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/07/30/what-a-joke-yes-this-was-an-actual-question-from-a-cnn-moderator-at-the-demdebate-what-media-bias/

      “What do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”

      Good morning. Don Lemon can’t help it, he’s distracted trying to find the Malaysian airliner that got sucked into the black hole.


    38. rain of lead
      39 | July 31, 2019 8:03 am

      @ RIX:

      morning rix


    39. RIX
      40 | July 31, 2019 8:21 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ RIX:

      morning rix

      Right back at ya.


    40. RIX
      41 | July 31, 2019 8:32 am

      One of the things that I am getting out of these debates is that Maryanne Williamson is a fun candidate albeit
      bat shit crazy. I could see her prancing around the Vortex in Sedona chanting to Eros or something.


    41. eaglesoars
      42 | July 31, 2019 8:59 am

      RIX wrote:

      albeit
      bat shit crazy.

      no she’s not. she’s a grifter. Bat shit crazy is just her schtick


    42. eaglesoars
      43 | July 31, 2019 11:41 am

      RIX wrote:

      Maryanne Williamson

      I just heard an audio of her last nite when she sounds like she was YODELING.

      not kidding.

      maybe her batteries were running down


    43. eaglesoars
      44 | July 31, 2019 11:45 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      she sounds like she was YODELING.

      here

      https://twitter.com/CalebJHull/status/1156365329041375232


    44. RIX
      45 | July 31, 2019 1:28 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Maryanne Williamson

      I just heard an audio of her last nite when she sounds like she was YODELING.

      not kidding.

      maybe her batteries were running down

      I noticed that.


    45. RIX
      46 | July 31, 2019 1:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      albeit
      bat shit crazy.

      no she’s not. she’s a grifter. Bat shit crazy is just her schtick

      But she does it well.


    46. eaglesoars
      47 | July 31, 2019 2:27 pm

      Yeah, I wanna see the body. Cuz if we think he’s dead we’re aren’t looking for him are we

      BREAKING: U.S. Intel Says Hamza Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden’s Son Is Dead…

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/427712-breaking-u-s-intel-hamza-bin-laden-osama-bin-ladens-son-is-dead/


    47. RIX
      48 | July 31, 2019 2:39 pm

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Williamson
      Marianne Willimsons Wiki page is enlightening.


    48. 49 | July 31, 2019 2:53 pm

      @ RIX:
      She seems a few fries short of a Happy Meal.


    49. RIX
      50 | July 31, 2019 2:55 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      She seems a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

      Clearly


    50. eaglesoars
      51 | July 31, 2019 3:26 pm

      wait, what?

      Gavin Newsom, Gov Calif, is Pelosi’s NEPHEW?


    51. eaglesoars
      52 | July 31, 2019 3:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      yep

      by marriage, on her husband’s side. Her husband’s brother’s son is Gavin.

      https://calmatters.org/commentary/gavin-newsoms-keeping-it-all-in-the-family/

      One of the Pelosis’ sons, Paul, married Nancy D’Alesandro, who went into politics and has now reclaimed speakership of the House of Representatives. Another Pelosi son married William Newsom’s daughter, Barbara. Until they divorced, that made Nancy Pelosi something like an aunt by marriage to Gavin Newson (Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law was Gavin Newsom’s uncle).


    52. eaglesoars
      53 | July 31, 2019 3:32 pm

      and get this..Gavin’s father was lawyer for J Paul Getty and delivered the $3mil ransom for his son’s kidnap


    53. eaglesoars
      54 | July 31, 2019 6:53 pm

      Holee Ka-rap.

      Remember the Navy guy, Gallagher, who was brought up on murder charges for killing an Iraqi prisoner and it turned out the prosecuting attorneys were absolute sleaze, then Gallagher got acquited a few weeks ago?

      Well, those prosecutors were given awards, the Navy Achievement Award, for their work on the case.

      And Trump just went all Commander-in-Chief on their asses.

      I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards….

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1156655478740606977


    54. Aussie Infidel
      56 | July 31, 2019 7:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      PM Ardern to exercise her widely admired charm

      You are so screwed……………

      🙁

      Tell me about it.
      She’s a do nothing type. All mouth (full of teeth) and that’s it!

      No action.
      Still I guess that that’s a plus. At least she’s not making loads of socialist policy. Mostly not because she doesn’t want to. She sure as hell wants to however she has a coalition partner that is centrist and that stays her hand.

      🙂


    55. Aussie Infidel
      57 | July 31, 2019 7:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      albeit
      bat shit crazy.

      no she’s not. she’s a grifter. Bat shit crazy is just her schtick

      Nah!

      One of her crystals has a crack in it and it’s effecting her brain.

      Bad ju-ju . She risks popping into a parallel universe through a defective crystal portal !

      Hmmm Now That’s a thought!

      🙂


    56. 59 | July 31, 2019 8:26 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Could that be considered liable?

      Could we sue media members who claim all Trump supporters are racist?


    57. eaglesoars
      60 | July 31, 2019 8:30 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      MSNBC Claims President Trump Wants To “Exterminate” Black People

      If Trump wins, these people are going to go full psycho.


    58. 61 | July 31, 2019 8:50 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      It’ll be entertaining.


    59. eaglesoars
      62 | July 31, 2019 8:57 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      I doubt it


    60. AZfederalist
      63 | July 31, 2019 9:49 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Up until now the Chinese have played it low key but they seem to be playing hard ball openly and they seem to be feeling empowered by the queasiest attitiude of the NZ politicians.

      Read a position paper someone forwarded me the other day from a Chinese study group on projection of power. One of the most overt counter-US papers I’ve read from an official Chinese organ. They are definitely wanting to flex their muscle to see how far they can push.


    61. AZfederalist
      64 | July 31, 2019 9:52 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      “What do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”

      Totally objective questioning from a debate moderator. Totally


    62. AZfederalist
      65 | July 31, 2019 9:55 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Bad ju-ju . She risks popping into a parallel universe through a defective crystal portal !

      We should be so lucky


    63. AZfederalist
      66 | July 31, 2019 9:57 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      One of the most overt counter-US papers I’ve read from an official Chinese organ.

      … and by that I don’t mean the topic of power projection and opposing US power — that would be expected. It was the way they referred to the US and the tone that were very overt.


    64. rain of lead
      68 | August 1, 2019 6:36 am

      happy Thursday y’all


    65. yenta-fada
      69 | August 1, 2019 7:39 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLnd-OYClTM

      NBC News is reporting on pedophilia and prostitution charges that were covered up when Hills was Secretary of State. Better late than never. Oh they are hanging the Clintons out to dry. I hope. This is the worst sleaze ever and the tip of the iceberg. I don’t think it’s safe to be Epstein. Barney Frank, the Podestas, Hollywood. It’s everywhere. To have NBC talking about it likely means the rats are turning against each other to avoid the spotlight. But WTHDIK.


    66. eaglesoars
      70 | August 1, 2019 8:23 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      I bet pizzagate and Haiti aren’t too far off the mark


    67. eaglesoars
      71 | August 1, 2019 9:16 am

      Gillibrand is mentally ill. I just heard what she said last nite. As a woman of white privilege she can explain to white suburban moms who voted for Trump that the reason their sons don’t get shot while walking down the street eating M&Ms is because of their white privilege.

      I can’t even……..there is no drug in the world that can do that kind of distortion, and trust me, I’ve done some of the best LSD to have ever hit the street.


    68. eaglesoars
      72 | August 1, 2019 10:27 am

      ‘k, I’m ded.

      Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots?
      .
      .
      The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research.

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/robot-racism-scn-trnd/index.html?utm_content=2019-08-01T13%3A15%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social


    69. eaglesoars
      73 | August 1, 2019 10:34 am

      there’s a rumor starting that Chris Wray is out. Tom Fitton has been tweeting that Wray’s trying to block release of Stzrok/Page stuff until after the election.

      this is totally unconfirmed, may be nothing.


    70. RIX
      74 | August 1, 2019 2:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      there’s a rumor starting that Chris Wray is out. Tom Fitton has been tweeting that Wray’s trying to block release of Stzrok/Page stuff until after the election.

      this is totally unconfirmed, may be nothing.

      Please Lord let it be true. Wray is more concerned with protecting the bad actors than injustice against Americans
      He is a Deep State guy.


    71. RIX
      75 | August 1, 2019 2:31 pm

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/trump-hating-washington-post-writes-weirdest-story-ever-tying-trump-to-russia-and-hamburgers/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      WaPo just broke a blockbuster story, Trump likes hamburgers!
      Wait there’s more. You know who else does? Russians!
      Ok, they convinced me.


    72. eaglesoars
      76 | August 1, 2019 6:41 pm

      ok, this has people calling each other out for duels.

      correct answer is ?

      8÷2(2+2) = ?

      I know what I came up with, it looks like there are TWO answers being fought over


    73. 77 | August 1, 2019 7:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      And both answers are correct…. Depending on how you calculate it.


    74. eaglesoars
      78 | August 1, 2019 7:47 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:

      Please
      Excuse
      My
      Dear
      Aunt
      Sally

      is what I was taught is the order of operations. I came up with 1.


    75. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      80 | August 1, 2019 8:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      ‘k, I’m ded.

      Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots?
      .
      .
      The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research.

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/robot-racism-scn-trnd/index.html?utm_content=2019-08-01T13%3A15%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social

      If they weren’t white it would be also racism since black = slavery in their tiny minds.


    76. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      81 | August 1, 2019 8:36 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ PaladinPhil:

      Please
      Excuse
      My
      Dear
      Aunt
      Sally

      is what I was taught is the order of operations. I came up with 1.

      Yeah my kids are taught that. I was taught FOIL. Confused the hell out of me trying to help them with their homework.


    77. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      82 | August 1, 2019 8:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      8÷2(2+2) =

      I came up with one. Everyone else says it’s 16.


    78. eaglesoars
      83 | August 1, 2019 8:39 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      what is foil?


    79. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      84 | August 1, 2019 8:40 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      what is foil?

      First Outer Inner Last


    80. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      85 | August 1, 2019 8:41 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      what is foil?

      Apparently it only works with two binomials. But I kept trying to use it with everything, lol.


    81. eaglesoars
      86 | August 1, 2019 8:56 pm

      About fucking time. Inhofe is one of the good guys

      Inhofe: Navy ‘Arrogance’ On USS Ford ‘Oughta Be Criminal’

      CAPITOL HILL: The head of the Senate Armed Service Committee today charged Navy leadership with “a level of arrogance” in dealing with the failures of its new $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, saying the lack of planning for key new technologies that have struggled to perform “oughta be criminal.”

      Sen. Jim Inhofe’s comments came during the nomination hearing for the next Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Adm. Mike Gilday, who was on the spot to answer for years of maintenance delays, modernization stumbles, and the struggle to grow to a 355-ship fleet in a two-hour hearing.

      The hearing — generally friendlier than that might make it seem at first glance — presented the image of a service struggling to modernize at a critical time as commitments mount in the Pacific, Arctic, and North Atlantic, as China churns out new warships at a rate unmatched anywhere else on the globe.

      https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07/inhofe-navy-arrogance-on-uss-ford-oughta-be-criminal/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2008.01.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief


    82. eaglesoars
      87 | August 1, 2019 8:57 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      but what does FOIL stand for?


    83. 88 | August 1, 2019 9:06 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      8÷2(2+2) =

      I came up with one. Everyone else says it’s 16.

      The equation is.. 2+2 times the sum of 8 divided by 2. Therefore since 2+2=4, and 8 divided by 2 is 4, 4 times 4=16.


    84. AZfederalist
      89 | August 1, 2019 9:11 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      ‘k, I’m ded.

      Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots?
      .
      .
      The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research.

      Oh for cryin’ out loud


    85. eaglesoars
      90 | August 1, 2019 9:12 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Here’s the way I was taught (PEMDAS)

      8÷2(2+2)

      8÷2(4)

      8÷8

      1


    86. lobo91
      91 | August 1, 2019 9:12 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Well, in fairness to the Navy, if the catapults and arresting gear don’t work, they won’t be launching any planes, so who cares if the elevators work?
      /s

      Besides, it’s supposed to be outfitted with the F-35C, which doesn’t really work, anyway.


    87. eaglesoars
      92 | August 1, 2019 9:14 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Oh for cryin’ out loud

      Have you missed the bitching that milk is racist? Not joking……….


    88. AZfederalist
      93 | August 1, 2019 9:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      is what I was taught is the order of operations. I came up with 1.

      Which is the correct answer by order of precedence of operators that is used by anyone who uses math on a daily basis. Any other answer would require the person calculating the result to clearly justify the order of operations.


    89. eaglesoars
      94 | August 1, 2019 9:15 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Besides, it’s supposed to be outfitted with the F-35C, which doesn’t really work, anyway.

      So Navy contracts are just one big laundering operation. got it


    90. eaglesoars
      95 | August 1, 2019 9:16 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Any other answer would require the person calculating the result to clearly justify the order of operations.

      talk to Dorian.


    91. AZfederalist
      96 | August 1, 2019 9:19 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      The equation is.. 2+2 times the sum of 8 divided by 2. Therefore since 2+2=4, and 8 divided by 2 is 4, 4 times 4=16

      Standard notation for that would be:

      (8/2)*(2+2) or (8/2)(2+2)

      Any standard algebra, calculus or engineering text would use this notation


    92. lobo91
      97 | August 1, 2019 9:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It gets better:

      Budget Battle Could Delay Carrier Refueling, Limit Deployments

      The Navy would be forced to delay refueling of at least one aircraft carrier if Congress ends up funding the Defense Department through a Continuing Resolution on Oct. 1, a move that could crimp the service’s plans for a series of rapid and more unpredictable deployments.

      Even a short CR to fund the Pentagon in place of a fully enacted fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill would affect the mid-life refueling of the USS John C. Stennis, and a longer CR is likely to hurt work on the USS Harry S. Truman, a Navy official confirmed.

      The stress the carrier fleet is under is evident off the East Coast of the United States, where the Truman is working up for a new deployment just seven months after returning from a complex mission that took it from the Persian Gulf to the Arctic. The ship is filling in for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which remains in port in Norfolk because its own repair availability has stretched from six months to 19 months, forcing the Truman to take over the ‘IKE’s’ deployment.

      As Congress negotiates with the White House to reach a grand bargain on the debt ceiling and avoid a return to federal budget caps, the possibility of a CR at the start of the 2020 budget year is a real possibility — one the Pentagon has started planning for.

      Under a CR, the armed services are unable to fund new start programs, a prohibition that directly impacts the midlife refueling of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.

      The Navy requested $648 million for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the Stennis in 2020, while another $17 million has been budgeted to begin preparing for the Truman’s RCOH in 2024. The Stennis, which pulled into Norfolk in May, is waiting on work to wrap up on the USS George Washington before it can begin its overhaul and refueling in 2021. The Truman, which the Navy unsuccessfully proposed mothballing early by forgoing its RCOH, will follow on the Stennis.

      And why were they trying to mothball the Truman early?

      Because it was supposed to be replaced by the Ford, which clearly isn’t happening on schedule.


    93. Aussie Infidel
      98 | August 1, 2019 9:27 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      8÷2(2+2) =

      I came up with one. Everyone else says it’s 16.

      Then ‘everyone else is crazy!

      🙂

      BIDMAS

      Brackets
      Indices
      Division
      Multiplication
      Addition
      Subtraction

      The answer is 1

      🙂


    94. eaglesoars
      99 | August 1, 2019 9:28 pm

      @ lobo91:

      There will be a CR, there always is


    95. eaglesoars
      100 | August 1, 2019 9:30 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:
      Brackets = Parenthesis
      Indices = Exponentiation
      Division
      Multiplication
      Addition
      Subtraction

      Your method reverses Multiplication and Division. My method goes

      Parenthesis
      Exponent
      Mult
      Div
      Add
      Sub


    96. lobo91
      101 | August 1, 2019 9:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      There will be a CR, there always is

      Which is what will gum up the Truman refueling, since it’s considered a new spending item. That means they can’t pay for it using the CR funds.


    97. eaglesoars
      102 | August 1, 2019 9:40 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Trump has done some pretty creative accounting. The wall monies was just taking some $$$ from one cost center to another under the same budget title. I don’t know how much we’re talking about, but it’s a thought.


    98. Aussie Infidel
      103 | August 1, 2019 9:48 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      The equation is.. 2+2 times the sum of 8 divided by 2. Therefore since 2+2=4, and 8 divided by 2 is 4, 4 times 4=16

      Standard notation for that would be:

      (8/2)*(2+2) or (8/2)(2+2)

      Any standard algebra, calculus or engineering text would use this notation

      There are only ONE set of brackets in this equation mate. Those are around the (2+2). You ‘magic’ those other pair of brackets from the 9th dimension .hat’s why you keep getting it wrong.

      🙂

      AS I said before
      BIDMAS
      Brackets
      Indices
      Division
      Multiplication
      Addition
      Subtraction

      The answer is

      1

      🙂


    99. Aussie Infidel
      104 | August 1, 2019 9:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:
      Brackets = Parenthesis
      Indices = Exponentiation
      Division
      Multiplication
      Addition
      Subtraction

      Your method reverses Multiplication and Division. My method goes

      Parenthesis
      Exponent
      Mult
      Div
      Add
      Sub

      Actually the Multiplication / Division and

      the Addition / Subtraction positions do not really matter, as we can multiply and divide negative numbers

      as well as add and subtract negative numbers

      Just as long Multiplication & Division always come before Addition & Subtraction.

      🙂


    100. Aussie Infidel
      105 | August 1, 2019 9:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      Trump has done some pretty creative accounting. The wall monies was just taking some $$$ from one cost center to another under the same budget title. I don’t know how much we’re talking about, but it’s a thought.

      Well it looks as if rump has the OK from the SCOTUS to immediately access $3 billion plus change immediately and the remaining $5 billion later from the Defence vote. The rationale is that it improves strategic security.

      That makes sense to me.

      Just reduce the numbers of gold plated toilet seats on the Ford ‘flat-top’ and Columbia boats and stuff like that in the Defence vote, and you’ll have little trouble finding the $$$s

      🙂


    101. Aussie Infidel
      106 | August 1, 2019 10:01 pm

      Then you’re a good third of the way towards funding the whole shebang.

      🙂


    102. Aussie Infidel
      108 | August 1, 2019 10:09 pm

      This is somewhat disturbing.

      It seems that china is particularly interested in the 5 Eyes Members

      There are specific soft power attacks being mounted through the Confucius Institutes, inside Academia in the Wast.

      https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2019/05/australia-a-laboratory-for-beijings-global-influence-strategy/


    103. lobo91
      109 | August 1, 2019 10:17 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Some new music for you:


    104. eaglesoars
      110 | August 1, 2019 10:17 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Just as long Multiplication & Division always come before Addition & Subtraction.

      I had to think about it, but I get it.


    105. Aussie Infidel
      111 | August 1, 2019 10:28 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Thanks for that one Cold.

      🙂


    106. 112 | August 1, 2019 10:33 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I am extremely disappointed with the increase in the debt ceiling. Far too many Republicans are at least as bad as the Democrats when it comes to spending these days.


    107. Aussie Infidel
      113 | August 1, 2019 10:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Oh for cryin’ out loud

      Have you missed the bitching that milk is racist? Not joking……….

      But… But … Buuuut. ….

      What about Chocolate Milk?

      🙂


    108. Aussie Infidel
      114 | August 1, 2019 10:37 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      I am extremely disappointed with the increase in the debt ceiling. Far too many Republicans are at least as bad as the Democrats when it comes to spending these days.

      Yup that’s not good at all. Still one has to separate ‘GOOD ‘ debt from ‘BAD’ debt. Good debt that’s spent on infrastructure is an investment in the future productivity. Whereas Bad debt is just pissing money up against the wall, for the sake of buying votes and power.


    109. eaglesoars
      115 | August 1, 2019 10:38 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      But increasingly Australia, like other U.S. allies in the region, will need to play a different card in managing the alliance with Washington: namely that of the responsible ally that is not afraid to tell its great power protector what it might not necessarily want to hear. And here the task is to advise the United States on the folly of going down the containment path in dealing with China

      Somebody needs to talk to Germany. Take that ‘big power protector’ bullshit and shove it, you’re on your own.


    110. Aussie Infidel
      116 | August 1, 2019 10:42 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      quote

      I know your tricks Dorian. Stop trying to pull the folks legs!

      HEH!

      🙂

      I know you know. And you know that I know you know!

      You know?

      HEH!

      🙂


    111. eaglesoars
      117 | August 1, 2019 10:48 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/31/confessions-of-a-recovering-neoconservative/

      I appreciate everything she said, but it wasn’t everything that could have been said and it wasn’t everything that SHOULD have been said.

      What was left out was the malice and sheer dishonesty completely divorced from any policy position that were the foundation of any argument the neocons made. She’s still not clear in her own mind that the policy positions she supported once upon a time had a reasonable rationale, but the positions taken against Trump did not and do not.

      She does see that there is a political moral calculus to be understood that resulted in the ravaging of the average America, she still does NOT understand the fundamental evil exposed when the champions of that calculus were threatened existentially.


    112. Aussie Infidel
      118 | August 1, 2019 10:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      But increasingly Australia, like other U.S. allies in the region, will need to play a different card in managing the alliance with Washington: namely that of the responsible ally that is not afraid to tell its great power protector what it might not necessarily want to hear. And here the task is to advise the United States on the folly of going down the containment path in dealing with China

      Somebody needs to talk to Germany. Take that ‘big power protector’ bullshit and shove it, you’re on your own.

      I agree and I think that Australia has hoisted that aboard. It has also funded its defence well past the 2 % GDP as Trump wanted as it climbs towards 2.5% GDP mostly with capital programs as the ADF (Australian Defence Forces) move to full integration technologically with the US Forces technologies. Even the dozen hybrid boats (French nuke hunter killers but with air independent systems that quietens down the nuclear propulsion downside noises) on order from the French have US electronic systems and weapons inside them. Perfect platforms for the Asian AO with both very long range matched by ultra quiet running for the shallower waters of the South China Sea.

      I still think that the US was wrong in preventing Australia from developing its own ‘native’ nuclear strike force back in the 1960s. Australia could manufacture atomic warheads up to the 200 Kt range within 6 months and thermonuclear warheads only after it has access to heavy water in volume. The thermonuclear tech however is already in place at ANU and in the DIA vaults.


    113. Aussie Infidel
      119 | August 1, 2019 10:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      it wasn’t everything that SHOULD have been said.

      What was left out was the malice and sheer dishonesty completely divorced from any policy position that were the foundation of any argument the neocons made.

      Absolutely.

      Turn over ALL the rocks and leave none un-inspected lest the neo-cons re-establish themselves like the good little ‘swampier’ they are.

      🙂


    114. eaglesoars
      120 | August 1, 2019 11:02 pm

      Jesus H. Christ.

      Japan removes South Korea from trusted export list

      Much of the ill will relates to whether Japan has shown sufficient contrition for its 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula.
      Japan was incensed by South Korean court rulings holding Japanese companies liable for cases of forced labour during the colonial period. The Japanese government says all such claims were settled under a 1965 treaty, while South Korean courts have said the agreement did not cover the emotional pain and distress suffered by the victims.

      https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3021083/japan-removes-south-korea-trusted-export-list

      We need to bomb both of them


    115. eaglesoars
      121 | August 1, 2019 11:03 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What about Chocolate Milk?

      hey, I’ve got low fat jokes around here somewhere


    116. Aussie Infidel
      122 | August 1, 2019 11:06 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What about Chocolate Milk?

      hey, I’ve got low fat jokes around here somewhere

      HEH!

      🙂

      Meanwhile while we are chatting about evil swampies loose in the world Comes This _

      Cardinal Paglia, appointed byPope Francis, is the same guy who commissioned the homoerotic murals for his cathedral in Puglia.

      The destruction is being carried out with the approval of Francis as a prelude to the new pantheist Catholic Church, following the Amazon Synod in October.

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/john-paul-ii-institutes-identity-seriously-threatened-vice-president

      SPIT !


    117. Aussie Infidel
      123 | August 1, 2019 11:08 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      We need to bomb both of them

      Why waste ordinance that was paid for by the US taxpayers.

      Let them bomb each other!

      Sheesh!

      🙂


    118. Aussie Infidel
      124 | August 1, 2019 11:23 pm

      A massive bubble of Antarctic cold is swinging around the bottom of Australia and sweeping up across the Tasman Sea covering New Zealand. Very heavy snow is falling on Fjordland and the Southern Alps as well as Otago and even Canterbury. It’s snowing on the central plateau Desert Road, in the North Island as well. The wind is increasing and is forecast to blow at 70 knots by tonight. I’m freezing my gonads off here and I’m supposed to be at the balmy end of the country!

      Sheesh!

      There are king tides tonight and with westerly winds at 70 knots I’m going to discover just how good the new sea defences actually are down at the beach. Driving down to the beach tonight. Got my chainsaw to cut more firewood. I think we are going to need it!
      🙂


    119. eaglesoars
      125 | August 1, 2019 11:27 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      Granados told CNA that since this mandate, the Institute has been trying to implement changes while still being faithful to John Paul II’s vision:

      He’s lying because by definition Amoris laetitia makes the institute null and void, even I can see this.

      Instead of trying to ‘save’ the place, he should burn it down, salt the earth, and curse it so Frank can’t use it as a Trojan horse for his bullshit.


    120. eaglesoars
      126 | August 1, 2019 11:29 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Let them bomb each other!

      They need a bigger enemy to focus on.


    121. Aussie Infidel
      127 | August 1, 2019 11:40 pm

      At last, some good news for Kiwis freezing downunder.

      Climate Change, such as it might be, is likely not our fault.

      Not a good look for the IPCC if these Finnish and Japanese reports hold up to further investigation:

      http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/research_at_kobe_en/NEWS/news/2019_07_03_01.html

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-finnish-study-finds-human-activity-has-minor-influence-on-global-temperature-change_3003377.html

      https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.00165v1

      I’ve got these two scientific papers Eagles if you want to peruse them at your leisure!

      🙂


    122. eaglesoars
      128 | August 1, 2019 11:43 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I’ve bookmarked the kobe link, I’ve read the Finnish thing and the Cornell paper is going to be beyond me. There’s likely something in there called ‘arithmetic’.

      I’m off to bed. nite.


    123. Aussie Infidel
      129 | August 1, 2019 11:43 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Let them bomb each other!

      They need a bigger enemy to focus on.

      I think they’ve both got that in spades!


    124. Aussie Infidel
      130 | August 1, 2019 11:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I’ve bookmarked the kobe link, I’ve read the Finnish thing and the Cornell paper is going to be beyond me. There’s likely something in there called ‘arithmetic’.

      I’m off to bed. nite.

      You should have the two papers in your e-Mail by now.

      G’nite Eagles

      🙂


    125. eaglesoars
      131 | August 2, 2019 8:06 am

      Here’s a mathmatician’s take on our little problem. Answer? It’s so poorly written, either answer is right, but in fact because there’s more than one answer THE EQUATION IS WRONG. It’s written ambiguously.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7311141/Mathematician-Hannah-Fry-solves-equation-thats-baffling-internet-days.html#comments


    126. RIX
      132 | August 2, 2019 9:50 am

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/02/dewayne-wickham-baltimore-twitter-donald-trump-rat-column/1889821001/
      @ USA Today
      This is an opinion piece by a USA Today contributor. In typical USA Today fashion they select an article dripping with Trump smears and gratuitious insults.
      It’s a silly article with a particularly inane points. Theguy says that Trumps hometown of New York has more rats than Baltimore.
      Brilliant! Trump was never the NYC Mayor, NY senator , rep or governor.


    127. eaglesoars
      134 | August 2, 2019 10:14 am

      KABOOMSKI!!

      The number of people employed in the United States hit a record 157,288,000 in July, according to the employment report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      That was up 283,000 from the 157,005,000 employed in June.

      https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/record-xxxxxxxxx-employed-july


    128. 135 | August 2, 2019 2:34 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      But according to AOC and Elizabeth Warren, employment is up because everybody has two or four or eight jobs and works 18 and 20 and 30 hours a day.


    129. coldwarrior
      136 | August 2, 2019 5:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      not so fast…i need the % of population labor stats. raw #s are useless without context, such as spending debt…needs to be a % of gdp


    130. coldwarrior
      137 | August 2, 2019 5:31 pm

      7—U.S. BUREAUOFLABORSTATISTICS•bls.gov7—U.S. BUREAUOFLABORSTATISTICS•bls.gov/cpsChart 4. Employment-population ratioSeasonally adjusted, 1990–2019

      https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cps_charts.pdf

      you can see where globalization and then obamam wrecked the joint.

      trump is gainaing nicely


    131. coldwarrior
      138 | August 2, 2019 5:31 pm

      Chart 7. Part-time workers as a percent of total employedSeasonally adjusted, 1990–2019


    132. coldwarrior
      139 | August 2, 2019 5:34 pm

      it is imperative to have any stats and econ numbers in some sort of context. they are, in fact, useless without it.


    133. coldwarrior
      140 | August 2, 2019 5:36 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Fucking landslide

      Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/18/trump-plan-calls-for-nationwide-concealed-carry-and-an-end-to-gun-bans/?fbclid=IwAR26aNmEeAlMRzK4rw-8GWgCNoA7osmLd6XxO2oal4HzD8cF33JvoWhwzok&noredirect=on&utm_term=.cdaec22c6d36

      hmmmm….i’m a big state’s rights guy. however, the 2d amendment is pretty clear and supersedes any local laws….states cant restrict free speech or any of the other amendments…

      but a fed list of who owns guns…

      hmmmmm


    134. coldwarrior
      141 | August 2, 2019 5:36 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      KABOOMSKI!!

      Polish/Russian hacking of the election!!!

      OMG!!!!111TY!!!!


    135. coldwarrior
      142 | August 2, 2019 5:39 pm

      The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred
      to as involuntary part-time workers) declined by 363,000 in July to 4.0 million.
      These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working
      part time because their hours had been reduced or they were unable to find full-
      time jobs. Over the past 12 months, the number of involuntary part-time workers
      has declined by 604,000. (See table A-8.)

      https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm


    136. coldwarrior
      143 | August 2, 2019 5:41 pm

      this is the shit that i argued with speranza, buzzsaw, and the other guy whose name i cant remember.

      trump is right, they are wrong.

      the proof is right in front of my eyes where i live too. i dont need a link. i see it in realithy


    137. coldwarrior
      144 | August 2, 2019 5:41 pm

      i’m extending this thread by an day as i am too damn tired to put all that stuff in a new thread.


    138. coldwarrior
      145 | August 2, 2019 5:46 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      But according to AOC and Elizabeth Warren, employment is up because everybody has two or four or eight jobs and works 18 and 20 and 30 hours a day.

      nope. see 138 and 142.

      i dont expect much from her except as a mouthpiece to her sugar daddy.


    139. coldwarrior
      146 | August 2, 2019 5:55 pm

      OKOKOK….yeah, i’m a cigar snob. yeah, Nicaragua is putting out the best stuff…

      however

      Bahia, and a couple other of the brazilian brands are actually very good ad aren’t terribly expensive.

      i am having a CAO Brazilia

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahia

      https://www.jrcigars.com/cigars/handmade-cigars/cao-cigars/cao-brazilia/

      very interesting history

      https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/the-cigar-from-brazil-8648


    140. rain of lead
      147 | August 2, 2019 6:04 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      speaking of aoc otherwise known as donkey chompers

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/turmoil-aocs-chief-of-staff-and-communications-director-quit

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and communications director Corbin Trent are both leaving her D.C. office.


    141. eaglesoars
      148 | August 2, 2019 7:17 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      not surprising. Being a Hill staffer was never the limit of his ambition. I think for Trent, it’s a been-there-done-that thing, so……………


    142. eaglesoars
      149 | August 2, 2019 7:32 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      but a fed list of who owns guns…

      I had to go by the headline, as I don’t subscribe to that rag and can’t see the body of the story


    143. RIX
      150 | August 2, 2019 8:19 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      I had a Nicaraguan cigar last night in a cigar bar in downtown Chicago last night.
      Really good cigar.


    144. lobo91
      151 | August 2, 2019 10:37 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      hmmmm….i’m a big state’s rights guy. however, the 2d amendment is pretty clear and supersedes any local laws….states cant restrict free speech or any of the other amendments…

      but a fed list of who owns guns…

      hmmmmm

      I would tend to agree on that point, but there’s no need for any such thing.

      Nationwide concealed carry doesn’t actually require any sort of national registry. It just requires a law that says all states must honor each other’s permits, just like drivers licenses.


    145. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      152 | August 3, 2019 12:15 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      OKOKOK….yeah, i’m a cigar snob. yeah, Nicaragua is putting out the best stuff…

      however

      Bahia, and a couple other of the brazilian brands are actually very good ad aren’t terribly expensive.

      i am having a CAO Brazilia

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahia

      https://www.jrcigars.com/cigars/handmade-cigars/cao-cigars/cao-brazilia/

      very interesting history

      https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/the-cigar-from-brazil-8648

      Nicaraguans rule. Brazil is a pretty good bet, and surprisingly Mexico has some fairly good options if you are into a little spice in your smoke.


    146. 153 | August 3, 2019 12:48 am

      For CW. There be some cameos in that love song.

      https://youtu.be/Xwj6ajSE0LA


    147. 154 | August 3, 2019 5:52 am

      I don’t know what’s going on, but every time I come on to the website I have to login again.

      We had to take one of the cats in because of a blockage. They did surgery on him and he is not a happy cat. He escaped the office were keeping him until he fully recovers in three or four weeks, and when I grab him he bit. He’s only partly socialized anyway, and this was the last straw for him.


    148. rain of lead
      155 | August 3, 2019 6:17 am

      morning y’all

      filed under things that makeyou go hmmm

      https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20746926/sentient-national-reconnaissance-office-spy-satellites-artificial-intelligence-ai

      But an initiative called Sentient has relevant capabilities. A product of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Sentient is (or at least aims to be) an omnivorous analysis tool, capable of devouring data of all sorts, making sense of the past and present, anticipating the future, and pointing satellites toward what it determines will be the most interesting parts of that future. T


    149. rain of lead
      156 | August 3, 2019 6:46 am

      https://hogewash.com/2019/08/03/biden-still-ahead/

      The latest polling shows Joe Biden has a roughly 2-to-1 lead over over Bernie, about a 3-to-1 lead over Harris, and nearly a 4-to-1 lead over Fauxcahontas. It looks like the race is Biden’s to lose.

      And I bet he will.

      really, at this point for the dems, he is the least worst options


    150. rain of lead
      157 | August 3, 2019 6:53 am

      holy crap

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/427918-hong-kong-protesters-explain-why-theyre-waving-american-flags/

      Protesters in Hong Kong are adopting the American flag as a symbol of defiance against China


    151. rain of lead
      159 | August 3, 2019 7:34 am

      dis thread be getting a bit long in the tooth

      anybody able to toss up a quick open thread


    152. eaglesoars
      160 | August 3, 2019 9:27 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      Protesters in Hong Kong are adopting the American flag as a symbol of defiance against China

      If you watch videos of those protests, you’ll see what looks like laser beams flashing. That’s what they are. It turns out they throw off facial recognition tech.

      That’s some pretty sophisticated protesting going on.

      In the beginning, I thought Kamala Harris might have a shot at getting the Dem nom. She checks a lot of boxes that make her immune to criticism (female, minority), and she comes across as smart (even tho I think a bag of hammers could beat her at tick-tac-toe). NOBODY is going to touch her for BJ’ing her way to the top, Tomi Lahren got roasted for trying it. But it turns out she’s got a REALLY big problem.

      She’s a dirty cop.

      Fact Check: Yes, Kamala Harris Blocked DNA Evidence Proving Death Row Inmate Innocent

      The court had to force her hand

      https://va.news-republic.com/a/6720180336451387910?app_id=1239&gid=6720180336451387910&impr_id=6720252423841007878&language=en&region=us&user_id=6656103688938176518&c=fb&fbclid=IwAR3eIvBBkQuXGGJvb7ArFAws3uFip29upvA-VniQ_EYYp30H7UsJaT0Y1OM


    153. lobo91
      162 | August 3, 2019 4:23 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I’ve been in that particular store many times. It’s usually jam-packed with shoppers from Mexico on a Saturday afternoon. It’s the closest one to the main border crossing in El Paso, right off of I-10.


    154. rain of lead
      163 | August 3, 2019 4:53 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I hope this is not the start of a string of copycats


    155. AZfederalist
      164 | August 3, 2019 5:40 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2019/08/02/o-obama-frustrated-dem-presidential-field-keeps-criticizing-cnn-reports/

      “Everybody has got to be kidding me here,” Emanuel said. “You have a perfect set up. President Trump is suing to [undo ObamaCare]. We won an election on it. I don’t get this.”

      Can somebody tell me which election they won on Obamacare? Because it wasn’t 2018. They won 2018 on fraud pure and simple. … and the fact the RINO’s had not quite gotten the lay of the landscape.n Preserving Obamacare? Nope.


    156. eaglesoars
      165 | August 3, 2019 6:33 pm

      Patrick Crusius of Dallas. 21 years old. From Dallas.

      nineteen dead 40 injured, youngest 4 months old.

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/428034-breaking-at-least-18-injured-in-shooting-at-walmart-in-el-paso/

      And Beto steps up asking for donations for the victims – by directing people to his website

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/428060-beto-orourke-asks-for-donations-for-shooting-victims-directs-people-to-his-campaign-website/

      what a guy


    157. eaglesoars
      166 | August 3, 2019 6:41 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      I’ve been in that particular store many times. It’s usually jam-packed with shoppers from Mexico on a Saturday afternoon. It’s the closest one to the main border crossing in El Paso, right off of I-10.

      serious question. Is it a gun free zone?


    158. eaglesoars
      167 | August 3, 2019 6:42 pm

      People are talking about a manifesto. He’s being portrayed as a Trump supporter who hates race mixing and immigrants


    159. Possum
      168 | August 3, 2019 6:58 pm

      And, we have a solution!

      Several days ago I posted a rambling diatribe on how it was not possible to grant a scholarship to an individual. You have to target a group of people and one gets it. Possibly not the person it was aimed at.

      Wells Fargo comes to the rescue.

      The Wells Fargo Student Loan for Parents allows parents, family members or friends to help students cover education-related expenses so they can focus on their studies without having to worry about financing their education.1
      Benefits:
      Enjoy increased control with loan funds sent directly to you.
      Select a competitive fixed or variable interest rate option.
      Choose immediate repayment or request interest-only payments for up to 48 months.2
      Reduce your loan cost by qualifying for our interest rate discounts

      Notice the “friends” part.

      So, looks like I can take out a student loan to benefit a friend, the advantage is with my astronomically high credit rating interest rates will be low. ( Joking aside, interest rates on loans are dependent on credit rating among other things. My credit history is 100% I am boring. )

      To be continued…..

      https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/parent-student-loans/


    160. lobo91
      169 | August 3, 2019 7:04 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      I’ve been in that particular store many times. It’s usually jam-packed with shoppers from Mexico on a Saturday afternoon. It’s the closest one to the main border crossing in El Paso, right off of I-10.

      serious question. Is it a gun free zone?

      I honestly don’t recall. Many WalMarts are, even in open carry states.


    161. eaglesoars
      170 | August 3, 2019 7:23 pm

      @ lobo91:

      It is a gun free zone.

      Also, some people are posting that it was a tax-off day at Walmart for school supplies or something so there were a lot of families/kids

      Altho on a Saturday, that’s pretty much a given anyway


    162. Possum
      171 | August 3, 2019 7:36 pm

      If target was Hispanics then why travel 9 hours to El Paso?

      We have a few here in Houston. Just a six hour drive. Also lots of African Americans too, and Indians. just depends which Walmart you go to.

      Three Walmart’s near me and at each one the racial makeup of both staff and customers is dramatically different.

      I like shopping at the ” Black ” one……


    163. eaglesoars
      172 | August 3, 2019 7:45 pm

      El Paso police are saying based on manifesto this is a hate crime.

      And there goes the Wall, the border and maybe 2020


    164. Possum
      173 | August 3, 2019 7:50 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      El Paso police are saying based on manifesto this is a hate crime.

      And there goes the Wall, the border and maybe 2020

      This is bullshit. There were no Hispanics in Dallas?


    165. 174 | August 3, 2019 7:56 pm

      @ Possum:
      I’d just set the scholarships up based on zip codes.


    166. eaglesoars
      175 | August 3, 2019 7:57 pm

      Possum wrote:

      This is bullshit. There were no Hispanics in Dallas?

      I dunno. Lobo says this is the one closest to the border.


    167. lobo91
      176 | August 3, 2019 8:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      El Paso is majority Hispanic now, anyway. Something like 80%.

      But yes, that particular WalMart is generally packed with shoppers from Mexico on weekends. You’ll drive around the parking lot forever looking for a space, and about 2/3 of the cars have plates from Chihuahua.


    168. Possum
      177 | August 3, 2019 8:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:
      Possum wrote:

      This is bullshit. There were no Hispanics in Dallas?

      I dunno. Lobo says this is the one closest to the border.
      I live in an apartment complex f 3200 apartments. I am the only non-Hispanic


    169. Possum
      178 | August 3, 2019 8:07 pm

      320


    170. eaglesoars
      179 | August 3, 2019 8:43 pm

      six minutes

      it took SIX MINUTES for the first cops to get there


    171. eaglesoars
      180 | August 3, 2019 8:46 pm

      yeah, this better be bullshit

      Harvard Scientists, Funded By Bill Gates, To Begin Spraying Particles Into The Sky To Dim The Sun

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-03/harvard-scientists-funded-bill-gates-begin-spraying-particles-sky-dim-sun


    172. Possum
      181 | August 3, 2019 8:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      six minutes

      it took SIX MINUTES for the first cops to get there

      And in rural Iowa if they get there in 30 minutes they did good.


    173. eaglesoars
      182 | August 3, 2019 9:03 pm

      lobo, scroll down, look at the photo of the shooter. He’s got an AK-47 according to reports

      He had to have fired at least 50 rounds by my count.

      where are the extra mags. He’s got a side pocket on the left hand side of his pants (his left)??


    174. lobo91
      184 | August 3, 2019 9:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      six minutes

      it took SIX MINUTES for the first cops to get there

      And then another 20 before they did anything.


    175. lobo91
      185 | August 3, 2019 9:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yes, that’s an AK. 50 rounds is only one spare magazine (they typically hold 30). You can stick that in your pants pocket (although it’ll stick out some). The Tru-Spec pants I wear almost daily (similar ones are made by 5.11) have pockets that will hold at least four AK or AR magazines, plus several pistol mags.


    176. eaglesoars
      186 | August 3, 2019 9:26 pm

      @ lobo91:

      so he had to reload at least once. and nobody got to him.


    177. lobo91
      187 | August 3, 2019 9:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      so he had to reload at least once. and nobody got to him.

      Really not that unusual, particularly among a store full of random families. It wouldn’t occur to most people that the shooter is vulnerable while reloading. All they know is what they’ve seen in movies and on TV.


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