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  • NCAA Football Week #12 OPEN Thread.

    by coldwarrior ( 81 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football, Open thread at November 22nd, 2019 - 10:27 pm

    It’s an open

    We were 3/5 this week and 24/46…1200/1000 overall. I got suckered into working some OT on Saturday so I have to get this out quick and go to bed.

    #8 Penn State at #2 Ohio State – Sat, Nov 23, 12:00 PM ET…PSU is a 19 point dog and covers the spread.

    And, that is why I agreed to work, there aren’t any other interesting games on so I might as well pay for Christmas.

    Enjoy yinz’s open!

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    81 Responses to “NCAA Football Week #12 OPEN Thread.”
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    1. yenta-fada
      1 | November 23, 2019 2:01 am

      Amazon is sort of like big government creep that narrows your choices. We try to shop local local for Holidays.

      Ecommerce Jumps by Most Ever

      by Wolf Richter • Nov 22, 2019 • 43 Comments

      Department stores get crushed one by one.

      Ecommerce sales in the third quarter 2019 spiked 17.3% from a year ago to $145.7 billion, not seasonally adjusted, according to the Commerce Department. On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales hit $154.5 billion. Ecommerce sales will exceed $600 billion in 2019, double the amount five years ago. In dollar terms, ecommerce sales jumped by $20.4 billion in Q3 compared to a year ago, the biggest dollar-jump in the history of ecommerce:.


    2. rain of lead
      2 | November 23, 2019 6:02 am

      morning y’all
      econ 101

      https://ktla.com/2019/11/22/california-pot-taxes-to-increase-jan-1-shocking-unsteady-industry/

      Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing shoppers into California’s tax-free illegal market, which is thriving. Industry analysts estimate that $3 are spent in the illegal market for every $1 in the legal one.

      SHOCKA!!!!


    3. rain of lead
    4. eaglesoars
      6 | November 23, 2019 8:15 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/breaking-devin-nunes-to-sue-daily-beast-and-cnn-for-junk-report-that-he-traveled-to-vienna-to-meet-with-secret-ukrainians/

      When that broke last nite the left went bat guano. WAR CRIME!! yeah, whatever. I think he’s taking a page from Trump’s book, this is something Trump does. The process is the punishment. I think Nunes is suing twitter also.

      In other news about the rewards of fighting back, Elise Stefanik raised $500k in under 2 hrs.


    5. coldwarrior
      7 | November 23, 2019 8:51 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Amazon is sort of like big government creep that narrows your choices. We try to shop local local for Holidays.

      much like Sears in the early 1900’s.

      there is nothing new under the sun

      https://www.retaildive.com/news/before-amazon-there-was-sears/330764/


    6. coldwarrior
      8 | November 23, 2019 9:14 am

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bwahaha-john-bolton-twitter-laughingstock/

      i warned yinz about that neocon turd.


    7. eaglesoars
      9 | November 23, 2019 10:26 am

      @ yenta-fada:
      @ coldwarrior:

      But we’re not driving around to look for/find/buy the stuff. How do you even begin to calculate the amount of gas that saves? That’s a fossil fuel, right?


    8. AZfederalist
      10 | November 23, 2019 11:31 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      When you live in a third world city like Tucson, e-commerce is a real blessing. I can actually get things that I need without having to search high and low for somebody who might be able to order something. … or have to drive to Phoenix to actually be able to get something.

      Just like Sears and other mail order houses did for rural shoppers, those of us in the regressive hinterlands are very grateful for e-commerce. I try not to use Amazon unless I absolutely have to, but places like Acme tool, Woodworker’s Supply of NM, and others are great sources


    9. 12 | November 23, 2019 12:30 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bwahaha-john-bolton-twitter-laughingstock/

      i warned yinz about that neocon turd.

      Yes, you did.


    10. rain of lead
      13 | November 23, 2019 2:45 pm

      21-17 ohio state over penn


    11. lobo91
      15 | November 23, 2019 3:02 pm

      Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

      The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.

      The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, who counts Mr. Trump as one of his most vocal supporters. After reversing a demotion in recent days, the president suggested on Thursday that he would intervene again in the case, saying that the sailor should remain in the unit.

      The threats by the Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer, and the commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, are a rare instance of pushback against Mr. Trump from members of the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scrambled to come up with a face-saving compromise this past week in the hope that Mr. Trump could be persuaded to change his mind.

      On Thursday, Mr. Trump, referring to the pin that signifies membership in an elite force, said on Twitter that “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin.” He added: “This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”

      One argument that officials said may be relied on is the assumption that a tweet does not constitute a formal presidential order. Mr. Esper and General Milley conveyed to the president that if he followed up that tweet with a direct order, there would be huge consequences: Mr. Trump would lose Mr. Spencer and Admiral Green, further infuriate his top military leadership and do untold damage to decades of military justice doctrine, according to administration officials.

      Administration officials said they now hoped that Mr. Trump would allow the proceedings to continue, but it is unclear whether the president will do so. The debate over Mr. Gallagher comes as Mr. Trump, facing a difficult re-election battle and an impeachment inquiry, has increasingly sought to highlight his role as commander in chief.


    12. eaglesoars
      16 | November 23, 2019 3:11 pm

      @ lobo91:

      can anybody around here spell MacArthur?


    13. eaglesoars
      18 | November 23, 2019 3:48 pm

      Is anybody watching this fiasco?

      At halftime of Harvard-Yale a sit in protesting climate issues has broken out on the field, at least delaying the second half and the way the protest is growing I would be shocked if the game continues.

      The pic is glorious

      https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/1198318294396215296


    14. eaglesoars
      19 | November 23, 2019 3:56 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Is anybody watching this fiasco?

      Divest Harvard

      That’s right! We’re disrupting The Game because we know that #NobodyWins when our universities profit from destruction and extraction. We ar Demanding #HarvardYale to divest from fossil fuels and cancel their holdings in Puerto Rican debt.

      https://twitter.com/DivestHarvard/status/1198325665042518016

      make these people live w/o fossil fuels/elec for a year. God, they are tedious


    15. darkwords
      20 | November 23, 2019 4:26 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bwahaha-john-bolton-twitter-laughingstock/

      i warned yinz about that neocon turd.

      I’m a Bolton fan but one reason was that he was always outwardly professional. If he never Trumps I’ll withdraw my fanage. Trump is doing the right job here. Better than Romney or McCain would have ever done.


    16. darkwords
      21 | November 23, 2019 4:28 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      The GOP has a problem pursuing the left. The left has no problem pursuing the GOP


    17. darkwords
      22 | November 23, 2019 4:32 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Fire them. When a military bureaucrat thinks they can’t be replaced. Its time to replace them. They need to take the pardon seriously. IF they want to asterisk it, do it in the Officers Club bar.


    18. yenta-fada
      23 | November 23, 2019 6:36 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Tucson is a third world city? I Had no idea it was the hinterland. Toronto is a big city, but people still go to Buffalo malls to shop if they want more depth of choices at a fraction of the cost. Some things I need due to illness would be impossible to find without Amazon. I just get concerned about a monopoly. Canada doesn’t manufacture much anymore. That was deliberate and slow Socialism pushed by international unions and greedy politicians.


    19. 24 | November 23, 2019 6:39 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

      The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.

      The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, who counts Mr. Trump as one of his most vocal supporters. After reversing a demotion in recent days, the president suggested on Thursday that he would intervene again in the case, saying that the sailor should remain in the unit.

      The threats by the Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer, and the commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, are a rare instance of pushback against Mr. Trump from members of the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scrambled to come up with a face-saving compromise this past week in the hope that Mr. Trump could be persuaded to change his mind.

      On Thursday, Mr. Trump, referring to the pin that signifies membership in an elite force, said on Twitter that “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin.” He added: “This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”

      One argument that officials said may be relied on is the assumption that a tweet does not constitute a formal presidential order. Mr. Esper and General Milley conveyed to the president that if he followed up that tweet with a direct order, there would be huge consequences: Mr. Trump would lose Mr. Spencer and Admiral Green, further infuriate his top military leadership and do untold damage to decades of military justice doctrine, according to administration officials.

      Administration officials said they now hoped that Mr. Trump would allow the proceedings to continue, but it is unclear whether the president will do so. The debate over Mr. Gallagher comes as Mr. Trump, facing a difficult re-election battle and an impeachment inquiry, has increasingly sought to highlight his role as commander in chief.

      The threats by the Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer, and the commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, are a rare instance of pushback against Mr. Trump from members of the Defense Department.

      No, it would not be pushback, it would be Article 92 insubordination at the very minimum, perhaps even Article 94. This single sentence casts doubt on the entire article as it is something that only an imbecile with zero experience with the military would think possible.


    20. 25 | November 23, 2019 6:41 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      Fire them. When a military bureaucrat thinks they can’t be replaced. Its time to replace them. They need to take the pardon seriously. IF they want to asterisk it, do it in the Officers Club bar.

      I find the article extremely unlikely as making such a threat would be court-martial worthy conduct. Something that a civilian might not realize, but any commissioned officer would know.


    21. eaglesoars
      26 | November 23, 2019 6:55 pm

      Justice Ginsburg has been in the hospital since last nite according to this

      Johns Hopkins

      https://twitter.com/JanCBS/status/1198384521890152448/photo/1


    22. eaglesoars
      27 | November 23, 2019 6:57 pm

      expected to be released tomorrow

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/23/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-hospital/index.html


    23. eaglesoars
      28 | November 23, 2019 7:17 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Secretary of the Navy weighs in

      I would like to further state that in no way, shape, or form did I ever threaten to resign. That has been incorrectly reported in the press. I serve at the pleasure of the President.

      https://twitter.com/secnav76/status/1198387376889970689


    24. rain of lead
      29 | November 23, 2019 9:16 pm

      Vols up 17-10 at the half


    25. AZfederalist
      30 | November 23, 2019 10:30 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Tucson is a third world city

      Tucson is one of the most regressive, anti-growth, anti business places around. We’ve lived here 20 years and the downtown skyline has not changed a bit. One of the hotels has changed names, but that’s pretty much it.


    26. rain of lead
      31 | November 23, 2019 10:38 pm

      24-20 vols in the 4th


    27. rain of lead
      32 | November 23, 2019 11:06 pm

      Final 24-20
      Go vols


    28. AZfederalist
      33 | November 23, 2019 11:28 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Final 24-20
      Go vols

      After a rocky start, looks like they have things dialed in.


    29. rain of lead
      34 | November 24, 2019 6:57 am

      @ AZfederalist:
      they are playing better, that’s for sure


    30. RIX
      35 | November 24, 2019 3:46 pm

      Chuck Todd: You should be a witness. They may want to call you.

      Adam Sciff: Well, look. If the Senate wants to call me as a witness, then they pretty much made the decision not to take this process seriously. I’m not a fact witness. I was the chairman of one of the committees doing the investigation. I’m not in the shoes of a special counsel. I don’t work for the Justice Department. All I can relate is what the witnesses said in the deposition and in the open hearings. And that’s no reason to call me as a witness.

      Is it just me or does this sound like a guy having an “Oh Shit!” moment?
      I think that he stepped in it and it would be great TV.


    31. eaglesoars
      36 | November 24, 2019 4:22 pm

      RIX wrote:

      I think that he stepped in it and it would be great TV.

      Which may go toward influencing whether or not this goes to the Senate. He IS a fact witness, his office interviewed the whistleblower.


    32. Aussie Infidel
      37 | November 24, 2019 5:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Secretary of the Navy weighs in

      I would like to further state that in no way, shape, or form did I ever threaten to resign. That has been incorrectly reported in the press. I serve at the pleasure of the President.

      https://twitter.com/secnav76/status/1198387376889970689

      Fantastic.

      That takes care of the Sec Navy!

      Now the C in C should give Rear Admiral a direct order and leave it at that. We’ll then see how the dominoes fall. And especially if the Admiral decides to resigns and whether the Sec of Navy follows him, or decided to cut his loses and get his heels together and obey the C in C.

      🙂


    33. eaglesoars
      38 | November 24, 2019 5:14 pm

      Sec of the Navy Spencer has been canned.

      em>Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asked for the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer on Sunday after losing confidence in him over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

      Spencer’s resignation came in the wake of the controversial case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes on a 2017 deployment. He was acquitted of murder but convicted in July of posing with the corpse of a captive.

      Esper asked for Spencer’s resignation after learning that he had privately proposed to White House officials that if they did not interfere with proceedings against Gallagher, then Spencer would ensure that Gallagher was able to retire as a Navy SEAL, with his Trident insignia.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/11/24/pentagon-chief-asks-navy-secretarys-resignation-over-private-proposal-navy-seals-case/

      posted at 4:46 pm today

      Somebody remembered how to spell MacArthur


    34. eaglesoars
      39 | November 24, 2019 5:16 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      fuck with the CiC, I don’t care who it is, expect this, no exceptions.


    35. Aussie Infidel
      40 | November 24, 2019 5:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Justice Ginsburg has been in the hospital since last nite according to this

      Johns Hopkins

      https://twitter.com/JanCBS/status/1198384521890152448/photo/1

      Not to wish the good lady ill in any way, but I can already hear the brushes slapping sing, as the left prepares to object to the next candidate for the US Supreme Court …. just add the name, and voila you can be on the streets in a trice yelling and hollering for somebody’s / anybody’s blood.

      🙂


    36. RIX
      41 | November 24, 2019 5:23 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      I think that he stepped in it and it would be great TV.

      Which may go toward influencing whether or not this goes to the Senate. He IS a fact witness, his office interviewed the whistleblower.

      exactly


    37. Aussie Infidel
      42 | November 24, 2019 5:23 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      fuck with the CiC, I don’t care who it is, expect this, no exceptions.

      Really!

      That was fast!

      I’m guessing that Rear Adm. Collin Green, is currently hiding under his desk, considering his options and hoping like hell that he isn’t given a direct order!

      🙂


    38. RIX
      43 | November 24, 2019 5:26 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      For Kavanaugh some of the protest signs had Kavanaugh’s name in different script than the rest of the sign.
      Fill in the blank


    39. Aussie Infidel
      44 | November 24, 2019 5:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/11/24/pentagon-chief-asks-navy-secretarys-resignation-over-private-proposal-navy-seals-case/

      posted at 4:46 pm today

      Somebody remembered how to spell MacArthur

      Well done procedularly

      They even got the Chain of Command procedures correct with Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper asking for Spenser’s resignation because the Defence Secretary had lost confidence in him.


    40. eaglesoars
      45 | November 24, 2019 5:32 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      @ RIX:

      The group fighting against any and all Trump SCOTUS nominees is Lawfare. There’s no hidden hand (except maybe Soros funding, which is always the default assumption these days)

      As for Spencer getting canned, I’m not clear if the Gallagher review is going forward, altho Fox said it is, but they suck canal water these days

      WH says they had lost confidence in Spencer due to ‘lack of candor’ in private conversations with WH (read ‘he lied to Trump’s face’)


    41. Aussie Infidel
      46 | November 24, 2019 5:34 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      For Kavanaugh some of the protest signs had Kavanaugh’s name in different script than the rest of the sign.
      Fill in the blank

      Please PLEASE make the next candidate Amy Coney Barrett. She’s have 40 years service ahead of her and I am evil enough to really REALLY want to see the Progressive socialist Left have a total nuclear meltdown if she is appointed.

      🙂

      Just for the pure entertainment value if nothing else!


    42. RIX
      47 | November 24, 2019 5:35 pm

      https://twitchy.com/jacobb-38/2019/11/24/tds-is-real-dont-injure-yourself-loling-when-you-read-what-the-washington-post-now-calls-barack-obama/
      @ Twitchy
      WaPo reveals that Obama is a “conservative ”
      And all of this time you thought hat he was some radical leftie.


    43. Aussie Infidel
      48 | November 24, 2019 5:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      fuck with the CiC, I don’t care who it is, expect this, no exceptions.

      Well Trump seems to have allowed the Chain of Command to do its work and make his point for him.

      As any good Commander would do.


    44. Aussie Infidel
      49 | November 24, 2019 5:43 pm

      RIX wrote:

      WaPo reveals that Obama is a “conservative ”
      And all of this time you thought hat he was some radical leftie.

      Everything is relative. Given that WaPo has totally jumped the shark then even a dyed in the wool like Obama looks like a conservative.

      Just goes to show how far the Hard Socialist / Communist Left has slipped into the… blood in the streets/ mad as a maggot, circling the plug hole of history’s drain.

      We should be standing on our seats applauding and shouting More MORE!

      🙂


    45. eaglesoars
      50 | November 24, 2019 5:46 pm

      RIX wrote:

      WaPo reveals that Obama is a “conservative ”

      Of course. Because he said the mod dems won’t go for all the marxist crap the dem nominees are spewing. And the progs basically called him ‘white boy’.

      They deserve each other. Obama thought he owned the Dem party. Must come as a bit of a shock that they think they own him.


    46. 51 | November 24, 2019 5:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      WH says they had lost confidence in Spencer due to ‘lack of candor’ in private conversations with WH (read ‘he lied to Trump’s face’)

      Or… the asshole really was stupid and arrogant enough to threaten Trump. Which means…. Adm. Green is shitting all over himself worried about which Article of the UMJC he is looking at being charged with.


    47. eaglesoars
      52 | November 24, 2019 5:59 pm

      Cernovich reporting that Gallagher to file IG complaint against Spencer saying Spencer tried to get people from coming to Gallgher’s defense.


    48. eaglesoars
      53 | November 24, 2019 6:00 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Adm. Green is shitting all over himself worried about which Article of the UMJC he is looking at being charged with.

      Yeah, I think Green signed the review board letter sent to Gallagher?


    49. Aussie Infidel
      54 | November 24, 2019 6:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Yeah, I think Green signed the review board letter sent to Gallagher?

      If correct then Green is ‘toast’ as well. Trump should team the incoming Sec Navy to sort out ear Add. Green as proof that he is up to the Secretary’s job. Again allow the Chain of Command to do its job, rather than just using a blunt instrument with the C in C issuing Green with a direct order.


    50. Aussie Infidel
      55 | November 24, 2019 6:36 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Cernovich reporting that Gallagher to file IG complaint against Spencer saying Spencer tried to get people from coming to Gallgher’s defense.

      If true then Spencer is an idiot.

      Anybody even contemplating that course of action given the politicisation of the case would be expected to ask himself … “would I die in a ditch for this?”…. if the answer is no, then he should take his own wiser council and punt for the touch line and then go to lunch!

      🙂


    51. eaglesoars
      56 | November 24, 2019 6:47 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      If true then Spencer is an idiot.

      That seems to be a requirement for advancement in the navy. The first prosecutor got booted from the case by the judge because he hacked the defendent’s lawyers’ email accts.

      And IIRC (I may be re-remembering) withheld exculpatory evidence, altho I’m not sure what the law is in the military


    52. eaglesoars
      57 | November 24, 2019 7:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The first prosecutor got booted from the case by the judge because he hacked the defendent’s lawyers’ email accts.

      Lead Navy prosecutor in SEAL war crime case out over email spying

      https://www.navytimes.com/news/2019/06/04/lead-navy-prosecutor-in-seal-war-crime-case-out-over-email-spying/

      The whole question of why they were after Gallagher in the first place is the one the media should be asking.

      It MAY be about the Leahy Law. Basically, Green and Spencer ordered the SEALS to fight with ERG Iraqi forces. They were raping and torturing prisoners. The prisoner, desperately injured, was killed, either by Gallgher or the medic (who has confessed to it) to avoid turning him over to THAT. Green and Spencer orders were in direct violation of the Leahy Law and that’s where the cover-up is.

      The Leahy Laws or Leahy amendments are U.S. human rights laws that prohibit the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign security force units that violate human rights with impunity.[1

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


    53. Aussie Infidel
      58 | November 24, 2019 7:25 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      And IIRC (I may be re-remembering) withheld exculpatory evidence, altho I’m not sure what the law is in the military

      Same as civil law when it comes to evidence!


    54. Aussie Infidel
      59 | November 24, 2019 7:26 pm

      Lunch, hang out the washing and then gym!

      🙂


    55. rain of lead
      60 | November 24, 2019 8:18 pm

      Sh%t Southern Women Say,

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id2spOr5cks


    56. eaglesoars
      61 | November 24, 2019 8:55 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      this is my fave……

      ….during a hurricane

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmMJlTuZf8s&list=PLEPUfAqTc1qneanuDXfTI4YWs0-CIsw9d&index=2&t=0s


    57. eaglesoars
      62 | November 24, 2019 9:01 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Well, now I know there’s a Vol’s wreath!


    58. 63 | November 25, 2019 1:29 am

      FWIW, this post from 10 years ago suddenly got over 1K hits today.

      https://tackyraccoons.com/2009/10/04/expensive-ignosecond/


    59. Possum
      64 | November 25, 2019 4:31 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      FWIW, this post from 10 years ago suddenly got over 1K hits today.

      https://tackyraccoons.com/2009/10/04/expensive-ignosecond/

      14 hours ago someone posted a link to your site in the comments at https://imgur.com/gallery/yRUeDJf

      About 12 comments down.

      And, yes, it is confirmed I do not have a life or enything better to do with my time.


    60. Aussie Infidel
      65 | November 25, 2019 5:07 am

      A thing of beauty. A wooden wonder. A WWII Fighter bomber that could outrun the best that the Luftwaffer could throw at it.

      4x 20mm cannon and carrying a bomb load of almost as much as a B-17 and 370mph. Precision low level bombing and photo recon. Just a pilot and a navigator bomb aimer. Used as pathfinders and for surgical bombing raids.

      Built by carpenters as a make work scheme in the UK to use their skills, until they discovered that they had a magic aircraft.

      https://www.facebook.com/sevensharp/videos/266204540955586/UzpfSTE1MDA3Mzc3NTAwNTM2NjoyMzU3NjYzMjE0MjQ2NDAw/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

      Enjoy.

      This is the third totally restored Mosquito built in NZ for the US market. Currently Texas is home of all three airworthy Mosquitos in the world, built at Ardmore airfield just South of Auckland.The fourth aircraft is due to be built for the Brits for their former Mosquito Squadron the famous 633 Squadron,


    61. rain of lead
      66 | November 25, 2019 6:42 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      Well, now I know there’s a Vol’s wreath!

      dear, you can get ANYTHING in UT orange

      want a UT crockpot, we got em’
      clothes,shoes, yup
      christmas tree ornaments, I get a new one every year


    62. rain of lead
      67 | November 25, 2019 6:45 am

      https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1198672548453658624

      hmmmm……


    63. 68 | November 25, 2019 8:31 am

      @ RIX:
      It’s bad enough that Obama’s supposedly conservative. But claims that Warren and Sanders aren’t liberal to radical are outright ludicrous. ‘Universal health care’ , ‘universal education through college’ and a ‘living wage’ are the norm everywhere else, so we should follow them off the cliff too. F*ck liberty, we need ‘security’.

      If the fake Indian and the lazy old man aren’t, just what would it take to BE far left? Or is there such a thing?


    64. eaglesoars
      69 | November 25, 2019 9:46 am

      @ right_wing2:

      These people aren’t talking to YOU. YOU are an anachronism that will fade away and don’t even belong here in the first place. The globalist mindset is remarkably parochial when it comes to recognizing humanity’s actual diversity, especially when it’s inconveniently located so close to home. They talk to each other. Only each other.


    65. Possum
      70 | November 25, 2019 12:32 pm

      I am alive! Baking a pineapple pizza for breakfast.

      It is a beautiful Sunday morning here, I may go to church later. Well that or the Indian store to get beer.

      Oh, is it Thursday? It could be, or Wednesday.

      I do not know any more, all days are the same now.

      Night is day and day is night.

      Tomorrow I am going to get my hair cut, or maybe the day after. It is so long I could have a man bun.

      Or next week, there is always a tomorrow to do something.

      All my life I have dreamed and yearned for some time when I could do what I want, when I want. With no commitments and nobody to care about or worry about and no one telling me what to do.

      After eight months I have had enough! I NEED stress, deadlines, commitments, a purpose in life.

      Many years ago the company I worked for brought in an outside consultant to give our team a training course on motivation and team building and other bullshit. I am sure others here have gone through the same. One point they made was humans thrive under stress. However the stress level at the company/job I had was very high. So what these “consultants” were saying was a total wast of time and money. We had stress!

      Example, one wedding anniversary on way home to go for a meal, ended up in Paris. ( got a call when on way home, go to Heathrow airport, flight xxxx )

      Another one, was late getting home, Wife called 24/7 support center to ask where I was. They told her I was on way to Switzerland. Zurich and I was booked into a hotel there.She needed to contact me urgently and she called very many hotels in Zurich to find me. None had any record of my reservation.

      To cut a long story short the job was in Basel not Zurich. When I called her from hotel she was beyond stressed.

      Reason for this post. Yes, I think humans and even cats need a little bit of stress in their lives to keep them going. Cats manufacture stress by attacking imaginary enemies like toy mice and things, for practice.

      I need to go get a job………


    66. RIX
      71 | November 25, 2019 1:03 pm

      O@ right_wing2:
      I think that it was Jefferson that said “ He would trade liberty for security deserves neither “


    67. Aussie Infidel
      72 | November 25, 2019 4:46 pm

      Possum wrote:

      …… brought in an outside consultant to give our team a training course on motivation and team building ….. OH NOOOOO not the dreaded Team BuildingExercise, where everyone is attempting to lead and show their managerial skills, all at the same time… type bullshit ‘team building’?……… One point they made was humans thrive under stress…… Tr ue but only under the good type of stress. (like jumping out of an airplane or canyoning a raging stream type stress. Not the bad type stress of “your job is in jeopardy unless you do this mountain of work in the shortest time possible … or even faster… type stress.

      🙂


    68. eaglesoars
      73 | November 25, 2019 5:49 pm

      Yes.

      President Trump to sign animal cruelty bill into law, making it a federal felony

      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-sign-animal-cruelty-bill-law-making/story?id=67295654


    69. Aussie Infidel
      74 | November 25, 2019 6:52 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Just be aware that PETA and other animal welfare type groups such as RSPCA and SPCA are attempting to tailgate the Red Poppy Day veteran support programs by instigating a Purple Poppy Day program targeting collection of funds for ALL animals killed or injured in war, and OTHER INSTANCES (unstated). The collection timing is worrying being just prior to the ANZAC Day collections in Australia and NZ and prior to Remembrance Day collections throughout the Commonwealth.

      The argument is that these collections are in memory of the 40,000 horses slaughtered and left post WWI, animals killed and injured in WWII and search and detection dogs and animals killed and injured in military service in modern conflicts. A good and worthwhile c cause I hear you mutter. However the program has just passing and quizzical references to war service animals and to a suspicious individuals like me it sounds like PETA and extremist vegan groups trying to ‘coat-tail’ other charities to lift funds from their established collections regimes.


    70. eaglesoars
      75 | November 25, 2019 6:58 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      SPCA actually does rescue animals from war zones (I sponsored one home for a soldier who found her as a pup, and got a letter and a pic!)

      Here, it’s the Humane Society (along with PETA) that is a fraudulent group. They even tried to rehab the dog killer, Michael Vick. Must have been one hell of a check he wrote them. They’ve put out fraudulent animal abuse vids against farmers too


    71. lobo91
      76 | November 25, 2019 7:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Here, it’s the Humane Society (along with PETA) that is a fraudulent group.

      HSUS, yes. Not necessarily true of your local Humane Society, though.

      That’s what confuses people (by design, I’m sure).


    72. eaglesoars
      77 | November 25, 2019 8:35 pm

      Until I heard what Katie Pavlich has to say about it, I’ve said there’s no way Mooch Obama runs. She hates politics, she hates the spotlight, she loves the good life.

      But Katie makes a case: she has history to make. The first woman/ black woman.

      Almost convincing. Almost.


    73. 78 | November 25, 2019 8:40 pm

      @ Possum:
      Yeah, I saw that. WorpDress tells you where the links/hits come from.
      The convo in the imgur link is typical – reacting without realizing that the tree cut was precise and it fell exactly where it was intended to. I was guilty of it as well when I first posted the photos, but then looking at them it’s obvious that the guy was a pro.


    74. coldwarrior
      79 | November 25, 2019 9:11 pm

      1/1…25/47…1300/1000


    75. coldwarrior
      80 | November 25, 2019 9:14 pm

      new thread is up…migrate whenever yinz feel like it


    76. coldwarrior
      81 | November 25, 2019 9:16 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      “would I die in a ditch for this?”…. if the answer is no, then he should take his own wiser council and punt for the touch line and then go to lunch!

      agreed.

      i use that philosophy often.


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