Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/10/19)
"To drive a truck for 11 hours per day, without even taking a shower every day, and getting far away from their home, is really a tarnish on the glory of humanity. Xiaodi Hou
“In my clinic, roughly half of the people who commit an offense against a child is pedophilic. We do not know, however, how many pedophiles there are who never commit any offenses and never come to our attention.” James Cantor, clinical psychologist
“We dismissed four individuals who were engaged in intentional and often repeated violations of our longstanding data security policies, including systematically accessing and disseminating other employees’ materials and work. No one has been dismissed for raising concerns or debating the company’s activities.” Google Spokesperson
“If someone can eat the $120,000 banana and not get arrested, why can’t I write on the wall?” Roderick Webber
"Donald Trump. I’m up here in D.C. If you need help whooping some politician, holler at me bro; I’ll do it for free!"Bryce Mitchell
Our "betters" lied to us and our forces paid the ultimate price. What is the next step in Afghanistan?
Decades of deceit and mistakes have led us to the brink of a major foreign policy failure. The Trump administration is reportedly on the cusp of cutting a shameful deal with the Taliban that will provide the US military cover to withdrawal from Afghanistan. In order to help sell that deal, the US will disregard and obfuscate the Taliban’s generations-long, steadfast alliance with al Qaeda. “U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress,” The Washington Post reported today. “They were not, and they knew it.” The Post report will not be shocking to longtime readers of FDD’s Long War Journal. Over the past decade, we have documented the lies and deceptions from presidents, senior officials and high-ranking military officers. The Post’s analysis is based on more than 2,000 interviews compiled by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Ironically, some of those interviewed who are critical of US efforts in Afghanistan are the very same officials whose failed policies and ideas somehow remain promoted to this day. In our estimation, the greatest problem the US has faced in nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan is the inability to define the enemy. The Post touched on that problem when it asked the question: “Was al-Qaeda the enemy, or the Taliban?” The US government failed to settle on an answer to that question.
My solution, get our armed forces out of that hell hole. If the Taliban or some other group acts up against our national interests, bomb them. We shouldn't play nation builder in a country that is run by tribes and clans which do not share any of our values.
The nice thing about THE ONT, you never know what might be discussed. For example there was this comment:
You have no idea how long I have been holding onto this, thanks vmom.
Chris Long is an IT worker in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department in Reno, Nevada. But all the DNA in his semen belongs to a German man he’s never met. That’s because Long received a bone marrow transplant from the European stranger four years ago — and the unexpected impact it has had on his biology could affect the future of forensic science. According to a newly published New York Times story, the purpose of the transplant was to treat Long’s acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that prevents the body from producing blood normally. Following the procedure, the healthy blood-forming cells from the donor replaced Long’s unhealthy cells, allowing his body to resume normal blood production. It makes sense, then, for Long’s blood to contain the DNA of his donor.
Perhaps the "clergy" at the Claremont United Methodist Church should read the account of Luke Chapter 2.
A church in California is making waves this week for its nativity display depicting Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus locked inside cages topped with barbed wire to make a political statement about immigration. Claremont United Methodist Church just outside Los Angeles posted a photo online of their display, in which baby Jesus, who’s wrapped in a silver foil blanket, and his parents are separated by detention fences.Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to brush up on Matthew 22 either.
OK, I chuckled.........
The Saudi national who killed three people during last week’s shooting spree at Naval Air Station Pensacola filed a complaint against one of his instructors earlier this year alleging that he had called him “Porn Stash” — a nickname that “infuriated” him, a report says. Mohammed Alshamrani, who prepared the document with the help of two American classmates, according to The New York Times, claimed teacher James Day labeled him with the term at the end of a meteorology class in April.
Are plants sentient? We know they sense their environments to a significant degree; like animals, they can see light, as a New Scientist feature explains. They “live in a very tactile world,” have a sense of smell, respond to sound, and use taste to “sense danger and drought and even to recognize relatives.” We’ve previously highlighted research here on how trees talk to each other with chemical signals and form social bonds and families. The idea sets the imagination running and might even cause a little paranoia. What are they saying? Are they talking about us?
Law professor Jonathan Turley revealed that even his dog was violently threatened after he testified in favor of President Trump during the impeachment hearings. Turley already spoke about death threats he received following his testimony last week, but went further in an interview with CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell. “I know you received a lot of threats after what you did last week,” O’Donnell told the George Washington University law professor. “And my wife and dog,” Turley responded.
Good rules in life, treat others how you would like to be treated, never run with sharp objects, Never stick your dick in crazy.
THIS WOMAN SAYS SHE'S HAD SEX WITH 20 GHOSTS, AND THAT SHE PREFERS THEM TO MEN
I don't think it is a stretch to say that everyone one of us knows someone who has been afflicted by Alzheimer's Disease. What a terrible devastating death sentence. Progress is being made in the treatment of it.
Rather than targeting the typical rogue proteins associated with dementia, scientists say that—for the very first time—they have reversed dementia in mice with a drug that reduces inflammation. Up until now, most dementia treatments have targeted the amyloid plaques that are found in people with Alzheimer’s disease. However, the latest study published in Science Translational Medicine suggests targeting inflammation in the brain might stop it in its tracks. In experiments conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, senile mice were significantly better at learning new tasks, and became almost as adept as those half their age.
Here's hoping you Morons and Lurkers didn't invest
Electric scooter start-up Unicorn is shutting down after spending too much money on Facebook adverts. Customers received an email from founder Nick Evans, saying he was "very sorry" and was trying to sell Unicorn's assets to offer partial refunds. The Texas-based company sold just 350 of its $699 (£531) commuter scooters, according to The Verge. They have a top speed of 15mph and a range of 15 miles. And start-up tracker Crunchbase said Unicorn had raised just $150,000. "It saddens me to write this letter but we have run out of funding and are shutting down operations immediately," the email says. "We unfortunately do not have the resources to deliver your Unicorns nor are we able to provide refunds, as we are completely out of funding."
Not in my back yard, not in my front yard. Not here period!
Commissioners for Burleigh County, North Dakota, will vote Monday on whether to accept or refuse new refugees being re-settled there, potentially becoming the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to do so. The vote is necessary following a Lutheran Social Services request for a refugee re-settlement and an executive order by President Trump in September requiring local consent. A vote that was scheduled last week on the matter was postponed after an overflow crowd of 100 was unable to fit into the normal meeting room. Today’s meeting will take place in a middle school cafeteria to handle the number expected to show up again, regarding what County Chairman Brian Bitner calls “the most intense” issue he has seen in the 10 years he has served on the commission.
Self-reflection is a positive thing. Hopefully, in prison it will help this Genius Award Winner.
According to a Memphis police affidavit, Vester was in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s last week when she received her food and realized her request for jelly was either forgotten or unheeded. She instead received ketchup. Words were exchanged with several employees. Vester was accused of pulling out a gun and pointing it at employees, the affidavit says.
Reunited after all these years. Tonight's Feel Good Story of the Day.
The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realized that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate. Zippi, as she was known, was clean, always neat. She wore a jacket and smelled good. They were introduced by a fellow inmate, at her request. Her presence was unusual in itself: a woman outside the women’s quarters, speaking with a male prisoner. Before Mr. Wisnia knew it, they were alone, all the prisoners around them gone. This wasn’t a coincidence, he later realized. They made a plan to meet again in a week.
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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:35 PM
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Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 09:36 PM (ECrgQ)
2 How did that happen?!
I'll call the corgis.
Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 09:36 PM (ECrgQ)
3 Now for the content!!
Posted by: Linn Ridge at December 10, 2019 09:37 PM (ECrgQ)
4 Linn = you've done it again!
How was the dental appt?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 09:38 PM (Y4EXg)
5 MisHum in the house!
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at December 10, 2019 09:40 PM (DMUuz)
Whoa! Just thought I'd check if you were cheating and posting early. Glad I checked.
That pic up top looks familiar. Is it a rerun? I just remember the way my eye is drawn up from the barrier on the bottom to the wave crashing. I suppose all pix of breakers are the same...?
Posted by: mindful webworker - click at your own ricks at December 10, 2019 09:40 PM (RLB07)
7 FenelonSpoke - what did you think of "Faustina"?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 10, 2019 09:40 PM (Y4EXg)
8 Top 10?
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at December 10, 2019 09:41 PM (Vy7tf)
9 Don't link Miami Herald - the site installs malware
Posted by: Chouinard at December 10, 2019 09:41 PM (ua1m6)
10 The vote is necessary following a Lutheran Social Services request for a refugee re-settlement
Lutheran Social Services has a lot to answer for.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 10, 2019 09:41 PM (I2/tG)
11 [T]his site promotes self-hate, said one commenter. Personally, not
only do I find it offensive, it is quite slanted towards the idea that
mutually willing sex with kids is harmful, said another.
That is the consistent point of view from the left's view of sexuality. If pedophiles are born that way why not let their freak flag fly too?
Posted by: Obligatory at December 10, 2019 09:42 PM (WdocV)
12 Heard Nadler give the game away today. He kept repeating stuff about the President "endangering national security".
And it hit me. That's what *power* does. You've just described the risk of being the President--of *anyone* serving as President.
So they're impeaching over policy, just like the founders said not to.
Posted by: Axeman at December 10, 2019 09:42 PM (Eicbe)
13 Never stand on Happy Fun Ball.
Moose out front...
Posted by: eleven at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (M0u+N)
The vote is necessary following a Lutheran Social Services request for a refugee re-settlement
This country would do a lot better with 100M less people instead of bringing in 100M more.
Posted by: Obligatory at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (WdocV)
15 "In my clinic, roughly half of the people who commit an offense against a child is pedophilic. We do not know, however, how many pedophiles there are who never commit any offenses and never come to our attention." James Cantor, clinical psychologist
Can I interest you in my research into experimental high-velocity lead insertion therapy?
Posted by: mikeyG at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (1vWDB)
16 I read that the protesters in HK are using medieval artillery to hurl petrol bombs. Methinks a gallon jug or 5-gallon carboy would be rather intimidating against an APC.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (Vy7tf)
17 Willowed, but reposted because important (lol):
Their was 1 former Star Trek guest star that did some Porn
The episode she was in was on MeTV last Saturday.
Gamesters of Triskelion
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at December 10, 2019 09:41 PM (ufFY
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (ufFY8)
18 Posted by: mindful webworker - click at your own ricks at December 10, 2019 09:40 PM (RLB07)
Perhaps, if my math serves me correctly I've posted somewhere in the area of 1,100 above the fold photos since Maet retired.
Posted by: Cats In Need of Entertainment at December 10, 2019 09:43 PM (aA3+G)
19 I forgive you... I forgive you all.
Posted by: Saint James of Comey at December 10, 2019 09:44 PM (flINI)
The Soyciety Pages: Dunkin' on NeverTrump