Dear MAGA: Open Topic 20181228

This SPECIAL FINAL WEEKEND OF 2018 FRIDAY open thread is VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA world.

Say what you want, comment on what other people said, comment on people’s comments.  Keep it civil.  Treehouse rules, but expect lots of QAnon.


Remember – your greatest gift to President Trump is FIVE WORDS:

I AM PRAYING FOR YOU


People – this is very important….

W

The plan is so big, that all of this fits into it.
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Gudthots

And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice, and your joy may be full.
And this is the declaration which we have heard from him, and declare unto you: That God is light, and in him there is no darkness.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.
But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:4-7

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Gudthots

Yesterday was Saint John’s Feast Day. 🙂

Gudthots

Huh, the version I copied from the BibleGateway.com seems to be missing something. Other translations say, “do not practice the truth” or “do not live out the truth.” It bothers me a little to publish something that seems to omit an important word like that.

Tonawanda

John 3:21 is translated variously, but one version is:
“But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God”
“Does what is true” is an abstract but beautiful and profound idea from the gospel. The letter seems have the same formulation.

singularZoe

Agree, TTT. I didn’t catch that as not awake yet, not a very good excuse, though. Just saw the familiar beautiful and comforting words. I do like “King James Bible online” but that’s me. Thanks for posting.

Cuppa Covfefe

A while back BibleGateway went from the KJV being their defaut version to the NIV. Then the NIV got “modernized” and “made more relevant”, which translates to watered-down and PC. That could be the reason for the different/missing words.
I read a while back that the NIV is missing around 16K words (a few chapters’ worth) as compared to the KJV and many older translations. Seems they didn’t follow what Revelation 22:18-19 says…

singularZoe

you are right about niv and kjv. Translations like kjv and nasv are word for word translations, whereas niv, which is a poor translation, is “thought for thought.”

singularZoe

Amen. Love the gospel of John, also his letters and the Revelation.

Sylvia Avery

I don’t know what I’m doing here, but I’m trying to post a meme.

Sylvia Avery
Pat Frederick

AWESOME!! i love this one!

Sylvia Avery

I know, right? Our FLOTUS as superhero!

Pat Frederick

i bet her boots would be fabulous!

Sylvia Avery

Oh yeah!
I just love this meme. The Left loves to characterize her as a dumb, desperate victim of PDJT’s bullying. So insulting. She is such a strong, independent woman. She is the kind of woman they should be idealizing.
So having her meme’d as Wonder Woman is just the best! Bracelets, lasso, the whole thing is just perfect!

Pat Frederick

OMG–just saw a yahoo headline…Mooch has replaced Hill as the “most admired woman…” on what planet is she even a real woman…ohhh sorry…man, my claws are out this morning…

Sylvia Avery

I just saw that, too! It is according to a Gallup poll. I nearly spewed my cornflakes. Seriously. Moochelle? Most admired? The Red Diaper First “Lady?” Oh, puhLEEZE.
The idea that apparently there are two women we can admire: Cankles or Moochelle. Blech. Who are we missing? Oh, I know, Auntie Maxine.

Pat Frederick

I want DNA testing on Mooch first… it’s just like them to throw “her” in with females to compete…then later we will find out the real story

Sylvia Avery

I just wish she would go away. People keep talking about her running for Prez. Maybe her and Oprah on a ticket together. Pffffttttt……

Pat Frederick

you know what would be cool? a debate between Mooch and Oprah vs Diamond and Silk!!!
i don’t have to say let the best women win, cuz we all know it’d be Diamond and Silk!

Sylvia Avery

Oh yeah, I’d bet on Diamond and Silk any day of the week!

Cuppa Covfefe

Mooch… “Swamp Thing” (whatever planet that was…) (Dagobah 🙂 ???? ) yo-yo-yo-yo Yoooodaaaa….

michaelh

The Left loves gaslighting. Constant narrative engineering, controlling reality, crazy-making, brainwashing, groupthink, lies. They hate FLOTUS because she singlehandedly annihilates their false narrative and exposes their sick prejudices and vile bigotry for what it is.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Now if someone will just put a shovel handle into my Sylvia The Shovel Wielding Avenger pic….

Sylvia Avery

Molly Pitcher

A thread with a lot of pix of this dirtbag. Not just a illegal..an illegal full on gang member. I can’t believe that Pelosi, Schumer, Leiu and all of the uniparty STILL keep defending these invaders.

Sylvia Avery

How on earth anyone could find this sympathetic and want to defend these creeps I simply do not understand.

Pat Frederick

they have to pretend NOT TO KNOW these scum are coming in with the poor, desperate migrant women and children.

TheseTruths

The Left has one agenda: to multiculturalize the U.S. to the point that it no longer exists, for the sake of NWO globalism. Illegal immigration is the perfect vehicle for destroying America. It brings crime, fear, drugs, disease, illegal voting, and destruction of our history and culture.
So in my opinion, it is not about defending criminals like that guy, but it is something just as bad. The Left doesn’t care how many of those criminals get in or how much murder and mayhem result as long as their goals are being accomplished. Those whose lives have been destroyed are just collateral damage. Leftists won’t say it, but they see it as war. That’s why we have to fight this as a war, and not try to compromise or work together, because they cannot be trusted.

judyw

Sylvia, the Catholic Church Annulment process provided me the opportunity to see up close and personal how an 11 year marriage following a 6 year relationship was built on an apparent solid foundation with one little well covered secret “big lie” that was not discovered until going through my divorce. My answers to questions provided came from deep inside me and outside that process would likely never have occurred to me to even ask because the basis of the questions were “new territory” outside my realm of personal experience or family upbringing.
I see the similarities of this “big lie” that unfolded into the truth being undeniably revealed to all the absolutely crazy things we read daily about the sympathetic attitude toward pure evil.
Q says those who have the most to lose scream the loudest and it is proving true. My base understanding through literally hundreds of hours of therapy, reading everything I could get my hands on to understand pure evil, spiritual direction from Priests serving other than Catholic Churches but fully understanding those Catholic Priests committed to covering for powerful families whose donations were appreciated and would likely be diminished with public disclosure is this: “first you lie to yourself until you believe the lie you’ve told to be the absolute truth”.
Here’s a good short overview: “Our memories are not as reliable as we like to think. Every time you imagine a scene in a particular way, it strengthens the brain’s “wiring” that records the scene. It becomes more real to you, indistinguishable from a memory of something that actually happened.”
Read More:
https://www.quora.com/Can-you-trick-yourself-into-strongly-believing-a-lie-youve-told-is-the-honest-truth

Greg Cox

At the root, it’s the Father of Lies, Satan, whom people allow themselves to be tricked and deceived by.

judyw

Absolutely, Greg and some of us evidently need to be shocked to our core to ever see that deep as many of the lies are injected deep and covered with very public conversations/speculations that move quietly into the background. Q speaks so gently to those who are tiptoeing into some unchartered waters “Knowledge will be revealed but the choice to know will ultimately be yours”…(likely not the exact words)

singularZoe

Wow, Judy, I think you are a very brave and a very wise woman.

judyw

Thanks, but I’m really just incredibly curious to find truth wherever it leads me and processing it so that others also benefit which sometimes requires the help of those who already have the capacity to understand it.

sobriquet3

Uh oh! get out the yellow vests. Scott is serious.

Sylvia Avery

I may have to go buy one to keep on hand. The time may come.

A Fortiori (@AFortiori16)

I have been thinking the same thing. Be prepared.

Pat Frederick

maybe we should get our vests in red, white, and blue…find an American company to mass produce them here. we could sell MILLIONS

Sylvia Avery

Stuff shouldn’t shock me any more, and yet occasionally it does. FTA:
“The FBI this year has turned away a record number of cases of illegal immigrants trying to buy guns, according to a new report of background checks.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System said that it rejected 7,836,600 planned purchases from “illegal/unlawful alien” as of 2018. And that was at the end of November. Christmas purchases of guns are typically high and were not included.
That number has been increasing in recent years.
Illegal immigrants rank at the top of those on the FBI’s “prohibited category.” Chart follows.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/fbi-record-number-of-illegal-immigrants-tried-to-buy-guns

Pat Frederick

if they can be identified and denied as illegals–why are they not deported???

Pat Frederick

this story has been niggling at the back of my mind and I just realized why. Aren’t we gullible citizens supposed to believe that there are only like 11-14 million illegals in the country? so, if the “other” 6 million are children and clearly too young to attempt to purchase a gun, that means EVERY SINGLE ILLEGAL tried to buy a gun. doesn’t add up does it? gee, how the heck MANY of them are in this country???? Stop lying about the real number!

Sylvia Avery

If we knew the real number I’m not sure we could handle the knowledge. (Excellent thinking, by the way.)

Pat Frederick

well i got to thinking about all the illegals voting–gees it there’s 30 million of them here –and they vote–that would be disastrous! I think that’s one of the real reasons politicians try to hide the actual number. every single illegal vote waters down mine or displaces it entirely. I am entitled to vote, they aren’t!
just frosts my cookies!!!

tessa50

We already know there are many more than reported. Deport them all. Legal immigration only.

Sylvia Avery

No arguments here! I’d be thrilled if all illegals were deported.

tessa50

🙂

Sylvia Avery

Remember when PDJT was running and he said they all had to go. Sorry folks, they gotta go. We’ll build a big, beautiful door in that wall and bring back the ones we want….
Sweetest darned words I’ve ever heard a politician utter.

tessa50

True, but now I see the hundreds at a time being dropped off in Texas. Released to go wherever they wish. It seems to never end no matter who is President. Discouraging, to say the least. He promised they would never set foot in America. They have and are still doing so. The stories read that there are not enough tents to house the ones who do make it in. Well guess what? We have a border. Take them there make them cross and say goodbye. I have really had it with this crap. If he doesn’t stand strong on this now, I truly believe that our country as we know it is lost.

wheatietoo

Matt Gaetz is a fighter.

A Fortiori (@AFortiori16)

I honestly don’t understand why we cannot entice the transit countries — i.e. Mexico — to do more with this. Mexico would not accept these people if they were trying to become Mexican citizens; why do they allow them through so that they can invade us. These are not the actions of a friend.

singularZoe

Great plan, Wolfmoon.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And of course Mexico too for facilitating their movement.
The problem would be finding 60,000 Americans willing to live in malarial shitholes.

PeteC

What if we housed our prison population down there—the ones convicted of serious crimes???

tessa50

I totally disagree with that. I don’t want our military being sent into harm’s way for those countries. Our military can defend our own borders. I don’t want to fix those countries. That is their problem. Stop the aid going there because it certainly isn’t going to the people who need it anyway, and make the UN send all their troops, minus ours to do whatever, that won’t work anyway. Not one American soldier down there dying for nothing. Period. Full Stop.

tessa50

I will add, we have a country. Stay here and protect it. I am sick of this crap. Stop illegals, don’t let them in by whatever means necessary, and no more aid to South American countries. Deport all here that are illegal and be done with it.

wheatietoo

There is a machine on this video that looks like it would be great to use on building the Wall:
The “Chain Trencher”.
It’s the first one on the video:
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The Chain Trencher could make short work of digging a trench for burying the bottom of the wall in concrete.

Pat Frederick

I got as far as “…for burying…” and I thought hmmm Sylvia’s finally put her shovel to work taking out the Deep State!

Pat Frederick

wow! that sounds big!

Sylvia Avery

https://spectator.org/trump-the-best-president-i-didnt-vote-for/
In my world, this is a feel good story! A conservative describes how he didn’t vote for PDJT (fool) and how he has watched and been surprised and delighted by what a great President Our Man in the WH has been.
I enjoyed it, and enjoyed feeling slightly superior to the author. I may not have been smart enough to jump on the T Train at the escalator, but at least I discovered the truth way sooner than the dude who wrote this article.

Sylvia Avery

I didn’t know that, Wolf. I was interested in Fiorina but I hardly ever find anyone else who liked her. I liked Carson a lot, thought Rubio might be the best of the lot (until Candidate Trump made him look like a callow youth dressing up in his dad’s suit and overcoat at which point I was unable to take him seriously again), thought Cruz was the likely winner and was prepared to stand behind him despite feeling unhappy about it and really doubtful he could win.
I reluctantly came to support PDJT when it was him or the Hildabeast at which point there simply was no choice.
But the process was more involved and more spiritual. I kept learning about PDJT and seeing things that seemed really significant. The Carson on the sidelines moment at the debate, the way he answered Megyn Kelly back about her stupid women question (“Only Rosie”) and of course he dared to talk about immigration and the Wall.
I never thought he was a viable candidate so I kept looking elsewhere. And I kept praying. And I kept getting the answer “imperfect vessel” and along with a litany of Biblical characters like Moses, King David, so on and so forth. I was really quite grumpy and out of sorts with God over it because I thought somehow I knew better and Donald Trump was just IMPOSSIBLE as a candidate.
Finally, after exhausting myself, I said “Okay, God, if that’s who it is I’m supposed to vote for, I surrender. But couldn’t you have sent us someone a little more holy?” I do believe God has QUITE the sense of humor. And how much patience He must have to put up with me.

Pat Frederick

i never voted before Donald Trump. My impression was politicians were all the same…promise anything to get elected, do what you want after you’re in.
the first moment I heard that straight talking man, I sat up and took notice…I like what I heard and what I didn’t hear.
I registered…got hubby to register…and we voted for Donald Trump…hate to brag, but I am batting 1000 when it comes to Presidents!

Sylvia Avery

Well, good for you! You picked a great time to dive in and chose a great candidate!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The Left has been in an “Oh, Shit, we finally have a president who keeps his promises” mode for, oh, about 23 months now.

rayzorbak

Donald Trump is NOT a “politician”….. He is a Self-made WEALTHY Businessman. He is NOT owned by the Lobbyists or special (ed) interest groups. Not owing to anyone but us PATRIOTS.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Well…he ran for office. That made him a politician. He actually calls himself a politician at rallies, now.
What he isn’t is a career politician, whose sole interest is in holding office for the rest of his life. That, and the fact that he didn’t need money or support from the usual “interest groups”, made him a very different politician. One who ran out of a genuine desire to do what’s best for the only interest group that SHOULD matter: America, and who didn’t lose sight of that on his way up the ladder (because he started at the top).
In fact, he is easily earning a label given to very few politicians: statesman.

Pat Frederick

oooh statesman–sounds way more noble than politician!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Indeed it does.

Tonawanda

Totally off topic, but Ayn Rand may be the intermediate reason there is any hope whatsoever for saving America at this point. She provided the intellectual framework for millions of people to think outside the communist box.
Lol … oh, oh … now I realize you meant a different Rand. Oh well.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yeah, he had me going too for a few seconds.
“Randite” does generally mean “follower of Ayn Rand” although they prefer the label “Objectivists” or even “students of Objectivism.”

Cuppa Covfefe

Randite? Is that another one that Tom Lehrer missed?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

If you mean in “National Brotherhood Week,” yes.

Cuppa Covfefe

I was thinking his “Gilbert-and-Sullivan-esque” Elements song, but yes…
And everyone hates the…
There’s some great U2bes of Tom Lehrer giving a concert in Denmark in the early 1960s, with everyone in their enormously thick-black-plastic-rimmed glasses and e-leet look… But, to their credit, they seemed to understand Lehrer’s side-comments (while singing) and his hilarious intros…
Alma, tell us!
All modern women are jealous.
Which of your magical wands
Got you Gustav and Walter and Franz?
(Mahler, Gropius, and Werfel)…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The Alma song made no sense to me, but then I was a preschooler when Lehrer was originally a thing. My exposure came from my parents playing some of the records when I was a (literate) kid when the gave parties, many years later.
Elements is classic (and just so you know, when he made it the last element of which the news had come to Hahavahd was 102: Mendelevium. Since then 16 more have been “discahvahd.”

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I’m probably closer to being an Objectivist than anything else you can find reasonably well defined “out there” in public. That being said, I’m not there a hundred percent by any means. I can pretty much get along with them, though…but for the most part they cannot stand PDJT. I think in many cases this is an error of knowledge on their part.

singularZoe

I went through a somewhat similar process before I got to Trump, except never liked or trusted Kasich, and all of them with the exception of Rand I believe to be deep state. Fiorina attracted me until I realized how liberal she really was. So glad I came to realize about our lion.

rayzorbak

I myself was rooting for DJT to run against the Obungler in 2012 …..
When he publisized the whole Obungler Fake, Phoney Birth Certificate(s).
Been with him since that time.

NYGuy54

I was a Trump fan from the beginning.
Actually that day, June 16, 2015, I was watching his press conference sitting next to my late father. My Dad was a Roosevelt Democrat. Afterwards, my father, god bless his soul, turned to me and said, “I’m voting fro him.” Why Dad? “This guy is a billionaire. He has everything to lose so he must be doing this because he loves this country. Make sure you take me to go vote for him.”
He became transfixed with Trump. Watched everything he could. “Sssshh don’t tell your mother, I love this guy.” So we watched together. As soon as my mother came over, the channel would get changed. But I knew my dad wanted to see him elected.
Dad’s health declined. We never made it to the rpimary. He passed away before it happened. So I voted in his honor. I’ll be darned if I ever give on on President Trump. My father would be so proud.

NYGuy54

jeez, lots of typos..I’m sorry….

Pat Frederick

it was a wonderful story NYGuy!

NYGuy54

thanks.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

jeez, lots of typos..I’m sorry….

i lkide it aynwya.

NYGuy54

lol

MysticRose80

Beautiful story. Yes, your father would indeed be proud 🙂.

NYGuy54

so now you know where all this came from

gingersmom2009

I was also on board from the jump. I was born in Brooklyn, then moved to Queens where my home was less than a mile from Wareham Place/Midland Parkway. Donald Trump is a street fighter from Queens. His kids are Manhattan — not him. He’s always been the outsider.

NYGuy54

you’re a New Yorker!

NYGuy54

Yep…same

singularZoe

Ed and Wolfmoon, just love learning these little tidbits about people here. It makes me feel a kind of kinship or qinship.

singularZoe

So qte.

MysticRose80

I wavered between Rand and Cruz before I became pro-Trump. Prior to that, I couldn’t stand Trump. How times have changed. Never thought I would become such a fierce supporter of Trump.

gingersmom2009

No disrespect, but after that teddy bear stunt at the border with Glenn Beck, how could you even consider Ted Cruz?

MysticRose80

Honestly? At the time, I was not aware of Cruz’s shenanigans. Research helped me see the light……plus, I was disgusted by that stunt he pulled on Carson (who I deeply admire and respect).

tessa50

Cruz was there because of the children, hopelessly caught up in their parent’s crime. I can’t fault him for that even thought the media made a field day of it. I never pay attention to Glenn Beck.

TheseTruths

In my opinion, neither Rand nor Cruz could have beaten Hillary. Then-candidate Trump was able to draw independents, union workers, and some staunchly Democrat constituencies and had more of a populist appeal. Cruz is liked by cerebral conservatives but does not come across as a man of the people like Trump does.

rayzorbak

NOBODY but Trump would have or Could have beaten Hitlery…..
The Fix was In. All was setup….. GOD intervened.

tessa50

I agree that Cruz wouldn’t have defeated Clinton. Up front, I love Cruz. I understand many don’t. He has supported Trump even though it was a nasty little run for the nomination. He does love this country and our Constitution.

rayzorbak

In my opinion, and through lots of research….. I came to the conclusion that both Rubio and Cruz are NOT “Natural Born Citizens” (No matter what Mark Levin says). But then again, Obungler is not a “Natural Born Citizen” either. We are FAR from what the “Founders” had in mind.

gingersmom2009

Yes, I remember, way back, reading something that included a listing of people who voted in the town (in Canada) where Cruz and his parents were living. So unless they allowed non-citizens to vote, Ted isn’t natural born. His parents’ entire story is a mystery.

gingersmom2009

Or it might have been pre-Ted, but both parents’ names were on the list. Seems like light years ago that I read it. 😀

TheseTruths

I agree about natural born citizenship, and yes, despite what Levin says. I lost the ounce of respect that remained for him, during the eleciton. I also agree that no one but Trump could have beaten Hillary. Our prayers were answered.

Roberta

Indeed! Thank you. It really doesn’t seem that difficult, does it? And so clear that these united states of America can be easily destroyed by inserting foreign agents in the White House that masquerade as natural born citizens. It might take a generation, but once you have the first “elected,” they thought the barrier would be torn down and had several in place (both parties, notice) to carry one.
Sheesh! sometimes we are REALLY stoopid.

judyw

WM, I was very open to letting the primary process eliminate some of my known “lightweight wannabee’s” before I began serious research on this person I knew little about and NEVER watched on TV. That research was prompted totally by SD’s strong support of candidate DJT and because of my respect for his prior well researched positions. I appreciate that nudge from SD that led me to finding the real person behind the media narrative.

Roberta

My thanks to SD, as well. I was a “no” on ALL the other candidates.
From the first time I heard TC speak my “spidey sense” told me he was not to be trusted and couldn’t be president. One would have thought I would be a Rand proponent given my commitment to his father 2007-2012, but after those campaigns my spidey sense kicked in strongly against Rand as a presidential candidate. I went to hear him early on…he sounded good. Spidey sense needle did not budge an inch. 🙂

singularZoe

Like the Pauls very much except think they are extremely naïve about Islam, which for me spells “danger.” As long as they stay on the domestic side of things, I think they’re great.

CM in TN

I was for Rand Paul at the beginning of the race. Didn’t like/trust any of the others. I remember he,(Paul), announced his campaign and then hardly heard anything from him. Watched President Trump’s announcement out of curiosity. The escalator and that speech hooked me then. Still like Sen. Paul and the others, not so much…well Sec. Carson and Sec. Perry are ok too.

Sylvia Avery

I liked some things about Rand Paul, too. It’s funny, looking back, how much I have “evolved” politically from back then.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

There were and still are some good things about Rand Paul, and it seems like he’s learning how to work with Trump.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Even Mr Cruz will be of benefit from time to time.
Before I understood Trump (and to be fair, before I understood Cruz), I thought Cruz to be the best of the alternatives.

MysticRose80

My dream was to have Paul as VP, but the tag team works quite fine with me.

Sylvia Avery

Does anyone know, were these extra measures taken because AF1 was identified by the “planefag” in England and the destination made public while they were enroute?
https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1078047756562952192

wheatietoo

Planefag gave the destination?
I didn’t know that.
How did they know the destination?
To answer your question, Syl…yeah, I would say it’s a good possibility that was the reason for the blackout measures.

Sylvia Avery

Okay, as usual I didn’t pay close attention as the details of this are in my experience a bit dry. But what I think I read was that either the guy who ID’d the plane or someone in his group that he was communicating with were able to guess at the approximate destination of the plane based on data like the direction of flight or whatever and concluded it was going to the ME or Iraq, whichever. But I give my standard disavowal–I wouldn’t swear to it!

wheatietoo

Been reading about it…
The Planefag took a picture of AF1 with his telephoto lens and posted it online.
It went viral.
There was widespread speculation about Where AF1 was headed…and most people figured “somewhere in the Mideast”.
Iraq was one of the guesses, but it apparently seemed the most likely.

Sylvia Avery

Thanks Wheatie. You have such a nice way of boiling lots of bits of dull detail down to the heart of the matter and making it comprehensible.

wheatietoo

churchmouse
Pat Frederick

Lindsay Graham is going to be the new Chair of the Judiciary isn’t he? I hope the same Lindsay who was so commanding at the Kavanugh hearings shows up and rips Dianne a new one.

wheatietoo

Heheh.
Last night’s ConEd lightshow happened in Occasional-Cortex’s district.
https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl/status/1078492709533306880
.
She wants to get rid of all fossil fuels.
Someone should ask her: What do power plants use to create electricity?

Sylvia Avery

Wheatie, if OC was asked that, her brain shorting out would rival the light show tonight at ConEd.

Pat Frederick

really? i don’t think it could generate that much spark –if brains were dynamite, she wouldn’t have enough to blow her nose…

GA/FL

Bravo, Pat!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

No, it wouldn’t short her brain out, because she has so little fundamental understanding of the issue, she probably just thinks it’s all magic and why can’t we just do it this way because we want to?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

A battery grid?
Yet another clueless wonder who does NOT understand that batteries do not generate energy, they store energy created by something else.
This is the same issue that hydrogen (as a fuel) has. Because it does not exist on earth in free form, it must first be created by breaking apart some molecule (generally water), and the breaking apart takes as much energy as it will release when it’s burned. Actually, because no process is perfectly efficient (far from it!) it takes MORE energy to produce hydrogen than you will get from burning it or using it in a fuel cell. Hydrogen is essentially a battery.

Pat Frederick

Good Morning Mr Science!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The sad thing is, Michiu Kaku, got roped into an ad campaign for hydrogen, touting it as a wonderful fuel because it was the most common thing in the universe (which it is–75% of the non-dark matter in the universe by weight is hydrogen). The problem is, very little of the Earth is hydrogen, and it’s all basically already “burned.”
Now, if he was talking *fusion* that would be another thing, but that is 50 years away (and always has been), AND it realistically could only use deuterium, a rather uncommon…wait for it…isotope of hydrogen. In the case of fusion, the energy release would more than overcome the effort to extract deuterium from water.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

That first sentence should have read “The sad thing is, Michiu Kaku, who is a real scientist, got roped…”
Dr. Kaku appeared many times on The Universe and has written a number of books for a popular audience.

rayzorbak

I wish we had Nicola Teslas research stuff available to the public…..
He was on the trail of “Free Energy before Edison ruined him.
Seems like I heard that a relative of DJT has something to do with this issue?

TheseTruths

It’s one thing to not know something and to research it or ask someone knowledgeable; it’s another to speak without realizing how little you know or how you can be proven wrong. I think OC is being used to appeal to voters just like her. It’s all about emotion; no brain cells are required.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

She certainly does not exceed requirements, then.

Roberta

THIS! Same question to ask all the virtue signalers who think they use “emissions free” automobiles. What’s the energy source for 1) the manufacture of your “Pius,” etc., and 2) what is the source of the electricity used to charge your “clean” machine?
Logical thinking, logical thinking.

wheatietoo

Good Question:

Sylvia Avery

Spectacular!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

You left out the audio of me howling at them.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

More seriously, when was this taken and by which spacecraft?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I found it:

Video captured of Jupiter, Io and Europa during Cassini’s flyby.
by u/mtimetraveller in space

Cassini flying by on its way to Saturn took it, and that’s logical. One thing that bothered me about it (and made me suspect it was an animation) was that the outer moon is shown overtaking the inner moon (watch it and you’ll see the faster moon covering the slower one, which means it’s closer, which means its farther from Jupiter, which means–tilt! Things in outer orbits don’t move faster than things in inner orbits!)
This could only happen if the point of view is itself moving quite rapidly, and in the “wrong” direction, and Cassini was flying by Jupiter–it was flying by Jupiter at quite a bit more than escape velocity.
(I’d better explain what the “wrong” direction is. As seen from over the north pole, almost everything in the solar system turns counter clockwise. From over Jupiter’s north pole, Jupiter rotates counter clockwise, and most of its moons, including these two, go around counter clockwise. Some of the outermost tiny little moons that are just dots in photographs move clockwise, making astronomers suspect they’re captured asteroids rather than moons that were with Jupiter from the beginning. This applies to Earth and Earth’s moon, too, and also the planets going around the sun. Clockwise motion is odd when seen and demands explanation.)
The problem is, Cassini approached Jupiter, and passed it, behind Jupiter’s orbital motion–looking at it from over the Sun’s north pole, it passed a bit clockwise of Jupiter, i.e., behind it as Jupiter orbited the Sun. (That’s necessary for the “slingshot” effect to work.) So I can’t reconcile Cassini passing Jupiter on the side it did and seeing the outer moon overtake the inner moon, it should have passed the inner moon with both of them going backwards from that viewpoint. Unless, of course the video is being played backwards (or with south at top) in order to make the moons look like they’re going in the right direction.
Gotta do some more research.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Aaaw, geez.
It’s a composite. The moons’ images are real, the image of Jupiter is real…the motion was faked.
Reading the comments, a number of people caught on to the outer moon (Europa) overtaking the inner moon (Io) and the creator of the video acknowledged the issue.

Molly Pitcher

Sylvia Avery

Yeah, this is entirely too convenient. NOT a coincidence. I don’t know what it is, however. But it isn’t good, that’s obvious.

Sylvia Avery

And keep our eyes peeled, as my dad used to say.

Cuppa Covfefe

Practice runs?

Sylvia Avery

I can’t help but wonder.

wheatietoo

You’d think there would’ve been an EMP generated from that transformer blowing, in NYC.
We live near a large rural transformer yard.
So we are mindful of the threat of an EMP being generated, if lightning strikes or something, were to cause one of those transformers to blow.
From the size of the ‘lightshow’ and the buzzing sound from the arcing…it’s strange that there wasn’t one.

Cuppa Covfefe

Along with the transformers are many, MANY suppression devices. City-sized circuit breakers, capacitors, and other equipment just for those situations. And there has been a project going (thanks to VSGPDJT) to “harden” our infractructure. “Chiefio”, among others, has written about it ( chiefio.wordpress.com ).
Somehow I think Kalifornistan might be less resilient…
Over here in “beautiful downtown Deutschland” there have been “potential terrorists” (aka known Salafist Islamists) seen taking photos and descriptions of airports and other infrastructure. Probably not for their science classes… Seems like TPTB care about everyone EXCEPT their constituents, i.e. their TRUE employer…

churchmouse

The fake ‘Michael Cohen was in Prague’ story appeared again yesterday in a McClatchy report.
SD thinks they must have relied on the fake dossier.
The Daily Mail has an article on it positing that maybe Michael Cohen’s phone was messed with remotely (I’m using technical terms here!) to give the impression he was in Prague when he wasn’t. And, yes, we all remember another different Michael Cohen was in Prague at that time, too.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6533445/New-claim-Michael-Cohens-phone-Prague-time-meeting-described-Trump-dossier.html
‘It’s relatively easy to change the International Mobile Equipment Identity number of an Apple or Android phone; that raises the possibility that someone could have ‘cloned’ his phone and switched it on somewhere in order to simulate him being there …’

Pat Frederick

I could never survive in your world Wolf!

judyw

Me, either Pat and is exactly why my prayers are with him and his family daily!

Cuppa Covfefe

Huawei would anyone want to do a thing like that? 🙂
(OK, I know, wrong vendor…).
That’s why I HATE the IoT and the mad rush to have everything set up to “phone home” and get automatic updates, etc. (the “I just want it to work” syndrome – too much trougle to take an actice role in device upkeep/maintenance/monitoring). Makes MITM attacks/spoofing/watching ever so much easier…
Latest are “smart” meters, which use WiFi, and either “select” some poor sod’s meter as a sort of hub, or have multi-casting torrents flying about in some weak nod to redundancy… And don’t get me going on refrigerator, furnace(!), and webcam hacks… Seems the folks designing all these whiz bang gadgets didn’t have the comms background to realize what happens when the whole world can listen in (there are tools to go out and look for insecure webcams, for instance)… WiFi dearest – no thanks…

Cuppa Covfefe

Or worse (remember the old commercial) “How about a nice Huawei-an punch???” 🙂

TheseTruths

I hope there will still be “dumb” appliances when I need to replace something.

pgroup

There certainly are. They are sold in used appliance stores and estate sales.

Gudthots

For the brave that have a way with a soldering tool,
the antenna in your “smart” applicance can be “fixed”
… much in the same way a cat can be “fixed.” 😉

Sylvia Avery

Jason Chaffetz was filling in on Hannity’s TV show tonight. He had a segment with Dan Bongino and another guy named Schoen, an attorneyl, and they were discussing this latest Cohen story. It was interesting.
Cohen, once again, denies he was in Prague. His attorney, Lanny Davis, denies he was in Prague. They made the point that Cohen would now have every reason to leap up and say YES I WAS IN PRAGUE and sell out Donald Trump in exchange for leniency…if he had actually been in Prague. That this hasn’t happened speaks volumes.
So then the question is who is behind this story constantly being pushed out there and what is the purpose of it?

churchmouse

To sow FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) among the American public.
This is a quiet backdoor route (one of many) by which PDJT’s opponents hope to invalidate the 2016 election result.

PeteC

The Cohen in Prague goes to the massive illegal collecting of “702 Inquiries” that took place by the private contractors during the 2016 campaign—which ended up in the Steele dossier pushed by Fusion GPS and FBI/DOJ for the FISA warrants. The problem—in the collection process of illegal information (the 702’s), no one bothered to verify that the Prague Cohen was Trump’s Cohen! It wasn’t!
Remember when NSA Director Mike Rogers discovered that 85% of the 702 Inquiries into the database were illegal in 2016? He goes to Trump Tower on Nov. 17, 2016 to inform President-elect Trump that he was being tapped, and Trump immediately moves the presidential team to New Jersey. This was after Rogers had uncovered all the illegal entries into the database,and shut the “inquiry” operation down.
Rogers found thousands of 702 search inquiries from Nov. 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016, 85% of which were unauthorized and illegal. And on 4/18/16, shuts down access to the FBI/NSA database.
So Cohen gets written into the dossier as proof of Trump’s Russian collusion, but it’s the wrong Michael Cohen!!!

Sylvia Avery

Yes, and yet it keeps getting leaked and recycled in the news every six months or so. Someone is sure anxious to make people think it is true, or something.

Sylvia Avery

I should have amplified my reply. I know what you are saying is true. Anyone with any interest at all has heard about this or could research it, and yet the media keeps dragging it up as if it were true. That seems so very odd to me. I keep wondering have these people no shame? I would be mortified to be lying so relentlessly and publicly knowing that everyone would know I am lying. And you have to wonder at the motive.

Sylvia Avery

I should have amplified my reply. I know what you are saying is true. Anyone with any interest at all has heard about this or could research it, and yet the media keeps dragging it up as if it were true. That seems so very odd to me. I keep wondering have these people no shame? I would be mortified to be lying so relentlessly and publicly knowing that everyone would know I am lying. And you have to wonder at the motive.
AH! And now I have just seen a piece Sundance put up about this. This explains a lot!
https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/19678796/posts/158235

PeteC

They keep regurgitating the lie in hopes that it will suddenly become true! It won’t!
“Like a dog that returns to its vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly.” (Prov. 26:11)

CM in TN

If the Clowns have stuff like their “Umbrage” project, then I am sure they can do that to phones as well…
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/wikileaks-files-cia-umbrage-hacker-secret-spies-explained-countries-donald-trump-russia-a7618661.html

churchmouse

Indeed.

wheatietoo

Remember when Pres Trump mentioned that he thought Airforce One needed a “new paint design”?
And all the Trump-haters chimed in with their objections.
Of course they did.
Well, I would say that Planefag gave our President the perfect ‘reason’ why he should give AF1 a new paint design.comment image
.
He ID’d the plane “due to the distinct colour scheme”.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6533537/How-UK-based-amateur-photographer-revealed-Trumps-not-secret-trip-Iraq.html
They might also think about changing their route for future trips, and exclude any flyovers of the UK…if possible.comment image

churchmouse

Someone in the DM comments rightly points out that AF1 has its landing gear down in the picture.
It is hard to imagine AF1 being so low in the skies in the UK, when only a little more than half the flight had been completed.
There was something weird about this story from the get-go.

wheatietoo

Maybe the DM used a ‘stock photo’ for that pic?
I seriously doubt that AF1 would’ve had its landing gear down.
But yeah…the weird thing to me is, the Altitude.
AF1 would’ve been cruising at probably 35K to 40K feet.
It’s hard to imagine someone taking a picture of a plane up that high…even with a telephoto lens.

churchmouse

‘It’s hard to imagine someone taking a picture of a plane up that high…even with a telephoto lens.’ Exactly.
The same photo is in the BT.com article (I posted the link yesterday), credited to Alan Meloy.
See second photo of the plane (page takes several seconds to load, situation normal) and the credit:
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/how-an-aviation-nut-in-sheffield-broke-news-of-donald-trumps-secret-iraq-trip-11364320305188
Is it possible a stock photo was posted to Flickr, which would have started the whole story?

wheatietoo

Oh sure, it’s quite possible that they used a stock photo originally.
That photo also shows AF1 in a climb.
Which is why the gear isn’t all the way up yet.
AF1 would’ve been leveled out, cruising, at the altitude it was at when it flew over the UK.

Sylvia Avery

I know, that just seems peculiar doesn’t it? What are we missing? This is an odd story.

churchmouse

Photo not as stated.
Why would the landing gear be down so far away from the destination? Why would the plane be flying so close, even with a telephoto lens?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yes.
This is utter bullshit.
I don’t believe it’s even possible to cruise with the gear down; it’s not rated for 400+ knot headwinds. If you were to do it, you’d not be landing normally.

churchmouse

Excellent observation, Steve.
How many people have examined this photo as closely as we here have? Not many.
I will be on the lookout for a follow up, but, somehow, I now reckon I might as well be wishing for pigs to fly.
***If anyone finds anything about this story, please do comment.***

Please

The other fake thing about this picture is the angle of the photo-taker to the plane.
If the plane is at 35K ft., the photo-taker would be looking at the plane’s belly.
Or, if this is truly the angle of the photographer to the plane and the plane is at 35K feet, the phototaker is about 1000 miles away to be able to capture that angle of a plane at 35K feet…quite a zoom lens!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Bingo.

churchmouse

Great observation.

Roberta

Responding up high in this topic, hoping someone will respond. Has anyone here perused 8chan for this topic?
I haven’t learned how to properly search for what I want. Case in point is the Anon post today regarding items lining up to suggest we are close to the trigger point (found it as a repost on JoeM from intheMatrix regarding our naval vessels being home)
so….I am hoping for an answer of sorts re this AF1 matter and also, some tutoring in how to find something at the Q boards. I am known in my little circles as a crackerjack researcher. Ha! This has me stumped.

churchmouse

I, too, was wondering about the ‘weaponised autists’.

Sylvia Avery

I am just gobsmacked that someone could see the plane well enough from the ground to be able to recognize it.

Sylvia Avery

Something smells here, doesn’t it?

Sylvia Avery

You know, THAT makes sense. Sadly.
What a good thing we are praying for PDJT.

churchmouse

I think that is how it is intended to look: ‘PDJT has poor security; see how easy it was for us to track him?’
The photo could well have come from somewhere else, not the plane spotter. Again, the landing gear and the clarity of the image being the principal clues.
It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this story.

Pat Frederick

you guys don’t think this was a veiled threat to POTUS from the British, do you? you know, we can get to you…track you…what have you…so don’t declassify…

churchmouse

I don’t think so.
The photo can (probably) be debunked pretty easily for reasons stated here. It’s not very convincing.

Pat Frederick

that’s my point–you can debunk pretty quickly that this guy DID NOT see the plane from the ground and snap this picture–so then what’s the message? who told him to post what he did?

churchmouse

I think it’s a) an attention-getter for him personally (he apparently did it off his own bat) and b) a broader (fake news) message from the media about notional poor security to lo-fo Trump loathers (in publishing it).
It will be interesting to see if this gets any follow up.
Note, though, that the guy used to be an NHS employee. The NHS is hallowed here, and with some justification, so I don’t think there will be anything critical of him in the British media.

Pat Frederick

thanks for the info and your insight!

churchmouse

You’re most welcome!

andrew1979

this is a fake story unless they landed in england and did it in the light of day. the reason i say is weren’t they in germany at 2am german time? why would the sun he so bright at that time when they flew over england? why would the landing gear be down?
i was hink this is a fake story bcause 1) the media was bamboozled by the trip. 2) what someone said already to show this as an attempt to sow fear and discord and show that trump is making rash decisions in his chaotic state.
and yes agree 100% stay away from the united kingdom. heck the US is dangerous enough.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I believe they landed in Germany at 2AM on the return trip.
I don’t know the timing of the trip outbound, but it would certainly be different. Daytime? I dunno.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

At the very least, using this picture in this circumstance–claiming it’s AF1 cruising over England–is utter bullshit, and I’ll summarize why:
1) The gear is down. Airliners have a maximum airspeed with the gear down, and cruise speed exceeds this (or it wouldn’t be stated). Furthermore, the gear creates drag and would send fuel consumption through the roof, so even if you could cruise with the gear down, you wouldn’t want to.
2) The angle is from the side, which would mean the plane would have to be far away and close to the horizon–by far away I mean tens of miles. You’d never get a clear shot of it at that distance through all the atmospheric ripple and so on. And it doesn’t matter if you have a 40,000 mm zoom lens on your camera (as far as I know such a thing doesn’t exist)–it would be very, very blurry.
3) If the plane were overhead, it’d only be a few miles away with much less turbulent air between you and it…but you’d see the underside of it in the supposed super-zoomed in picture, not the side.
Therefore, this is a close shot of the plane landing or taking off and it’s utterly fraudulent to use this as proof you saw AF1 crossing the UK–unless you caught it LANDING somewhere en route.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Looks like Please, up above, beat me to it.

Roberta

Assumptions seem to be flying regarding this and the comments below sow VERY sharp people inhabit here. There’s more than one AF! plane…..who is to say the pictured route was the POTUS/FLOTUS route on that Christmas night/St Stephen’s (Boxing) Day flight? Military planning at its finest has nuances of which we all remain blessedly unaware.

Roberta

Oops! (“…comments below sow [should be “sow”] VERY sharp…”

churchmouse

Gudthots

I am a big fan of Kevin Hassett!

wheatietoo
wheatietoo

Rudy Giuliani want Mueller investigated for Obstruction of Justice!

Sylvia Avery

Right on, Rudy!

Pat Frederick

was hoping we’d hear from him…he’s been quiet lately…

churchmouse

Sylvia Avery

For some reason, the story about this cop getting killed has tugged on my heartstrings something fierce. I’ve been trying to avert my eyes and yet everywhere I turn there it is.
I don’t know if it is the time of year, the photo of him and his wife and child enjoying their Christmas just a few hours before this happened, or the evil look of the perp’s mugshot. Or maybe it’s because the guy was a legal immigrant who did it right and worked hard to get what he wanted only to have his life stolen by an illegal. Maybe it is the combination of all of those things. But this situation is like a bitter, bitter pill in my gut.

Sylvia Avery

And I heard a statistic that 20 percent of drunk driving arrests made are illegal aliens. TWENTY PERCENT! And that is the reason this cop pulled the killer over– suspected drunk driving.

Gil

I can tell you that, direct knowledge Sylvia, its much higher than that. And hit and runs are usually illegals or their spawn who are unlicensed. Ca dimms made such a big deal about illegals getting a dl they made it kegal. You know, they dont do it. Even though they can, they dont get a dl, insurance, and NEVER register their cars bc they dont care, dont want to spend the money, and jerry brown has made most crimes infractions so there is no punishment.
People here are very bad drivers as it is. Its routine not to stop for stop signs or lights, esp when making a right turn.
Again, no consequences. Its not the cops either. They are told the d.a. wont prosecute and paperwork dt sjw lawmakers is so extensive, 1 arrest will take all shift to write the report.
Im telling EVERYONE, esp Q people who are watching, CA is in real trouble.

Sylvia Avery

The situation in California has made me so angry for years and years. Now, it just mostly makes me sad. I hope we can reclaim it one day. And BTW my state isn’t very far behind you.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I dread the new Colorado legislature and governor taking office. The governor elect was once the congresspuke from Boulder.

Sylvia Avery

Sigh. Poor Colorado. They’ve turned it into California East.
Waving from California North.

churchmouse