Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Compassion


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  1. And I still don't get why the Inauguration can't be stopped. It is the right thing to do!!!

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    1. This is a comment I made on Facebook yesterday:

      And we are. You know why? Because everybody sees the same thing, an incompetent man, unstable, unintelligent and unfit to hold the office. Yet they all stand around with their thumbs in their mouths just watching. Why? Why doesn't somebody with the authority to stop him do so? What are they waiting for? The mushroom-shaped cloud?

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    2. exactly has the authority to stop the inauguration? How does anyone even find out?

      And then, once you find out who it is, you need to find out how to do it and explain this very carefully to the party concerned, as well as why it needs to be done. And then, when you've done all that, the party will stand there staring at you vacuously and tell you they can't do that because it's never been done before.

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    1. Do notice that the graph is somewhat exaggerated by cutting more than half off the bottom--but that makes it possible to read the scale on the left.

      Alan

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  3. Obamacare repeal's doomsday scenario [Click] That’s an awful big bus the GOP has caught..


    Wheels Coming Off the Obamacare Repeal Train [Click]

    -Alan

    P.S.: Why not tinker a bit around the edges, name it Trumpcare, declare victory and go home?

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  4. Listener, there was a time, really not all that long ago in the grand scheme of things, when plants and trees were not considered to be alive in the way animals and humans are alive. In addition to the tourist interest aspect Alan mentions, a huge tree like that represented a major blockage. I should imagine in the long run it was easier and more direct to drive the road straight through it, as through a hill. I should think the root system of such a huge tree must be huge itself and would interfere with road building, necessitating quite a sizeable detour.

    Puddle, with regard to monarch DNA, sounds like adaptation and survival of the fittest. :(

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  5. Today I called not only my Senators but my Rep as well. I wasn't only calling about the issue of Medicare and Medicaid possibly being chopped, but I began there. I then registered my deep concern about each and all of the cabinet picks and, moreover, that for a P-E to declare that the CIA is wrong and Russia is right is a form of treason, that he is mentally ill and should have been more properly vetted. He should never have been offered to us as a candidate. So, in summary, I feel strongly that this Inauguration should not go forward. I know that there are technicalities and processes, and to be honest, I added, I really don't care. To Inaugurate this person is wrong and I am calling upon Congress to do the right thing and stop the Inauguration.

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  6. Cat, judging by the photo of the tree there was plenty of room to pave around the tree, and they pave over bigger bumps than roots here in the mountains! I think they just wanted to create a tourist attraction at the expense of the tree.

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  7. A commercial just came on and just as we were muting it, it began: "You wouldn't keep a cell phone for more than three years..." ROFL!! Our 4Ss are two weeks away from the 5 year mark. We both cracked up! Nice try. Didn't work. :-D

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    1. You're newer than I am. I have a 4. Not looking forward to replacing it, though there are faint intimations that its days are numbered. I'll hang onto it till the last gasp.

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    2. Gotcha beat hands down! Here's my cell phone [Click]. IF it should die before I do, I have two spares I picked up on eBay.

      --Alan

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  8. When I just cannot stomach one more minute of babyhands my refuges are gossip columns and jokes, so here:

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    The human cannonball decided he was too old to go on being shot across the circus arena and into a net night after night. So he went to the circus owner and told him he was going to retire. The owner cried, "But you can't! Where am I going to find a man of your caliber?"

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    You're welcome.

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    1. Susan, this is a couple days old, but I remember you like baby pandas.

      Red panda cubs frolic in the snow - Click

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    2. You are absolutely correct, Cat. Pandas really are my favorites. I can't get over how much the little red pandas look like raccoons.

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    3. That is a good one, Susan. Here's another:

      The vampire went to his local and took a seat at the bar. The bartender says, "Hey, Vlad, you OK? You look kinda tired." The vampire answers "Yeah, Mack--I'm a little under the weather. I think I'll just have a glass of serum tonight." The bartender turns aside and yells "Hey, Charlie! One Blood Lite over here!"

      --Alan

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  9. BTW what is the image at the head of this post? That is, who's the person in the image and what does the text say?

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    1. I'm sorry, Cat. I earnestly tried to find a better, clearer image than that one.

      That is Albert Einstein and the quote from Einstein is:

      "Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living,
      more necessary to the
      dignity, security and joy
      of humanity than the
      discoverers of knowledge."

      ~ Albert Einstein

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    2. Thank you, Listener. ♥

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  10. Keep an eye on this. Treason?


    Trump Denies Allegations Of Secret Ties, Collusion Between Campaign And Russia

    "NPR is not detailing the contents of the brief because it remains unverified, but it describes a concerted effort by Russian President Vladimir Putin to cultivate a relationship with Trump and his camp. The document, which describes information provided by Russian government and other sources, details behavior by Trump that could leave him open to blackmail, as well as alleged secret meetings between Trump aides and Russian officials called to discuss the campaign against Clinton and potential new business relationships."

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/10/509223836/trump-denies-allegations-of-secret-ties-collusion-between-campaign-and-russia

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    1. Let us not forget those 75 lawsuits (I think it is now 76--a contractor just slapped a lien on the new Trump hotel in DC) pending against Trump. Baby's gonna be badly distracted, and throwing one tantrum after another. Probably won't have time to open any of those coal mines in Kentucky...

      --Alan

      P.S.: I don't think there has been a similarly ill-omened start to a US Presidential term since Lincoln replaced Buchanan.

      P.P.S.: Which makes me think why not have a REAL inauguration? Granted that it is impractical to gather a group of first-rate Etruscan augurs, as the Romans would have, shouldn't we be able to produce some American augurs? Interpreting the flight of birds should be OK. Examining the liver of a sacrificed sheep is definitely out of fashion, but a tofurkey just wouldn't be the same. Given the spiritual diversity of our country, appropriate ceremonies should be available.

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  11. At 11am on Wednesday the 11th, NPR will broadcast DT's first "news conference" since July *and* offer live fact-checking at npr.org.

    http://www.npr.org

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