Saturday February 11th – Open Thread

Tomb of the Unknown ChristmasOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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211 Responses to Saturday February 11th – Open Thread

  1. 3x1 says:

    Heads up for any Trump team folks up late:

    Right now, there is a catastrophe brewing in Oroville, California. The nations tallest dam, the 900 ft high Oroville Dam, is going to overflow the emergency spillway tonight. The main spillway is damaged. The hydro plant is shut down and flooded. Cal water deferred maintenance and has now cut back on main spillway flow to avoid state liability and force the emergency spillway into use, and will demand federal emergency relief.

    Long thread with details and video here:

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1964182_Biggest-dam-in-the-country-is-going-to-overflow-this-friday—-Big-Update-with-pictures-and-video-.html&page=38

    Real time data updated hourly here: at 900′, water goes over the top of the emergency spillway.

    http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?ORO

    Video from this afternoon. The two waterfalls were one spillway before it failed:

    The inflow to the lake is twice the outflow. When it overflows, tonight, control is lost. There will be flooding downstream to Sacramento.

    Don’t get caught in a Katrina. Get ahead of moonbeam Brown on this.

    This watershed has record snowpack and a crippled dam will cause problems for months.

    California people downstream, get to higher ground.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      California continues screwing over its citizens. They could have done the repairs but since there was a drought they figured they really didn’t have to spend any money fixing a dam.

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      • 3x1 says:

        Cal DWR blew off maintenance. People were hurt a few years ago:

        http://www.chicoer.com/20100223/dwr-faulted-for-oroville-dam-power-plant-accident

        Everyone in Cal water and government is in massive CYA mode. There are no flood plans. No warnings downstream.

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        • Gil says:

          Too busy diverting tax dollars for the moonbeam supertrain and to pay eric holder!!

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        • SeekerOfTruth says:

          the only data that matters IMO is the water level increase or decrease rate. I see at 5 am this morning the level was at 900.55 (just .45 feet from the top) and had been increasing at the rate of .21-.23 feet per hour. And they are decreased the water outflow by 10,000 units 10 hours ago. Why? BS… The water level had been rising at .27 feet per hour 12-25 hours ago but is still increasing too fast with a reservoir at 99.8% full

          Inflow data is soften less precise so I go back to water level increase/decrease rates. While the water level increase is slowing, it is set to overflow in a couple hours unless outflow increases.

          Why they decreased outflow from the normal spillway from 65,000 to 55,000 with water levels still rising indicates 1 of two things.

          1) Had to decrease spillway outflow due to spillway damage increasing too much and may soon wash out the entire bottom section? yes….
          2) error in judgement or management.

          Logically I would be out flowing at maximum rate from normal spillway UNTIL the water level stops increasing. Even using their inflow data it is still increasing too fast. You cannot merely hope that things will work out. They need to immediately increase outflow by about 30,000 units which is above the normal spillway capacity. Which means opening the emergency spillway within the next 1-2 hours.

          However opening the emergency spillway will invite public humiliation and scrutiny.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Granted, I’m not from there, but when there is a drought, isn’t THAT the ideal time to fix a dam?

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    • 3x1 says:

      Spillway damage 2 days ago

      Scale of damage then:

      Video from this afternoon:

      Do NOT let FEMA, Cal Water, USACE etc. tell you guys it’s not a problem. It’s a major problem. Get trusted people on scene and responses ready.

      Brown and government bureaucrats will sandbag you to make this a Bush/Katrina event. Don’t let them.

      SD, if you have any contacts on the inside, give them a heads-up. Much obliged.

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    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      6 am and water level is at 900.72 so I would expect that the emergency overflow spillway is already or about to start flowing – starting erosion below it.

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      • Gil says:

        Whats the update? Its spilling over but what i see is theyre saying no flooding no concern.

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        • SeekerOfTruth says:

          at 8:30 am Pacific time water started to flow over the emergency spillway. Slowly at first of course but the water level still keeps going up. at 10 am level is at 901.38.

          Water level will continue to rise until flow over the emergency spillway increases more. Probably at about 902.00 feet water level.

          A point to be remembered is that we are not at the usual seasonal peak water flow. This occurs in spring during massive snow melt. 24 feet of snow this year in the mountains yet to melt. More snow than in a long time.

          So this overflow will abate in a couple days only to come back with a vengeance in the spring.

          Check this article for latest and some video and pictures. But they will be back a couple hours from the real time situation.
          http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article132154774.html

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        • SeekerOfTruth says:

          use this twitter link from a local spotter type person to get the latest.
          https://twitter.com/tehamacospotter

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          • 3x1 says:

            A few intrepid independent folks reporting.

            Officials just put up a TFR (restricted airspace) over the are effective through May 31st

            That should drive home this being a long term problem.

            News helos will have to stay above 3000′

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            • SeekerOfTruth says:

              My guess is now they will be blocking more access to near the area – ground and air.
              (1) for safety and
              (2) to keep the truth from coming out very soon.

              May 31 sounds about right to get past the peak snow melt and the more usual spring floods. My guess it the situation may peak in April with rain and snow melt. It is going to get worse than now but how much depends on how much spring rain and if we get a sudden warm up in April when the seasonal wind patterns usually change.

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              • Gil says:

                Saw a couple vids of people way to close. But no helos? Im in socal but i understand about spring thaw. With the record snow i wonder if this one dam wont be the only problem? All these years of ingnoring infrastructure and moonbeam in charge after all.

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    • rich33y says:

      I’m not a civil engineer but the ’cause of the failure’ shouldn’t be too hard to find if I can spot it just from the posted pictures.

      They designed a chute style spillway instead of using pipes to channel the excess water down to the river. The hundreds of concrete rectangles forming the chute floor created thousands of seams for the water to infiltrate and undermine the sub-surface.

      Given enough time any amount of water flowing through the cracks will erode soil or even bedrock.

      All they had to do was drive down the road and see how the Hoover Dam was constructed.

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      • Sloth1963 says:

        Water always wins, if you let it. Looks like they tried to save a few bucks short term that they should invested.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Yeah, they needed the money to support the illegals.

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        • 3x1 says:

          Yes it does always win.

          Here’s the overflow over the 1700′ long emergency spillway:

          CalFire stripped all the vegetation to protect the river from debris, leaving unprotected dirt.

          When unprotected dirt gets saturated, you wind up with big mudslides.

          Most of that water coming over the emergency dam is being soaked up by the ground. The flow over the dam appears a lot higher than the tiny amount from the culvert under the road at the bottom of the picture. Where’s that water going?

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      • 3x1 says:

        They didn’t maintain the spillway. Last inspection was “visual from a distance” in 2015. They are supposed to have a qualified inspector physically walk the spillway, and blew it off.

        Additionally, there were cracks repaired with cheap patches. Nothing that would stand up to dynamic hydraulic forces. There is a similar case of the Glen Canyon Dam diversion tunnel failing due to poor maintenance and erosion.

        Smart guys may have designed both. Not so smart government drones run them. There are unqualified people everywhere, not just California. You can’t fire them, all you can hope to do is make systems literally idiot-proof.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          “There are unqualified people everywhere, not just California. You can’t fire them, all you can hope to do is make systems literally idiot-proof.” That is the reason I am against nuclear power plants.

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  2. Garrison Hall says:

    I know, I know. It’s caterday (happy caterday, treepers!!!), but gee guys we forgot Cursday and I’m feeling guilty about that. While I love me some kitties, dogs need love too. I feel the need to make a small compensation. For the dogs, don’t you know . . .

    Here’s a passage from Home Waters a favorite travels-with-dog book by Joseph Monninger.

    “I cooked up a pan of beans and rice. It was pretty good. Afterward I let Nellie clean the pan while I wished the silverware. She nosed the pan in a circle around the rear of the truck, the aluminum bumping against the rocks. I finished the dishes and then pulled on a parka and added a wool cap. We sat for awhile and did nothing at all. It had been a good day. I told Nellie we were lucky.

    I told her she was a sock monster, the scourge of bedroom floors. I asked her if she remembered Gusty, her Labrador friend from her St. Paul’s days, and that got her turning her head looking for her old companion. Then I asked if she remembered Amy, the Gray Man, our former life. She edged closer and put her weight against me. We stayed that way and watched sparks come off the campfire, cinders falling into their own reflections on the water.”

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  3. jackphatz says:

    Does anyone know who this Shannon Coulter is who’s out to destroy Ivanka’s personal business? These is so much not right or normal here. There has to be something personal squirming around in that head. I don’t get it. I also don’t get the fact all these businesses refuse to stand up against this shakedown artist. The nastiness and hate filled attitudes coming from these feminist is heartening.

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    • Gil says:

      You know how gangs all jump in their new members?? I see these individuals and businesses piling on the Trump family and staff as their initiation into the liberal social justice club. They all want to have stories to one up the sjw-ness of the other libs at Friday’s cocktail party. Its a deep dissatisfaction, self loathing, insecurity that propels them to sheet on other people for some temporary popularity in their social circle. They wouldnt have to try so hard if they’d just realize that its a much bigger world than L.A. or N.Y.C.

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  4. GAPTOG says:

    I would like to wish my best friend, my better half, a happy 59th birthday. We’ve shared good times and not so good, but today I celebrate your coming into this crazy world of ours.

    You being in this world makes it a better place. You genuinely like being around others, are witty enough to bring a smile to their face, and are there whenever you see the need to assist others.

    I thank God for the gift of you. As we look forward to becoming grandparents soon, I know you’re going to mean the world to some special boy or girl that becomes our gift from God.

    I love you. Always.

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. PatriotKate says:

    Great article and suggestion from Lamecherry about potentially great foreign policy trip for President Trump to meet President Putin.
    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2017/02/ottepel-president-trump-advocate-for.html

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  7. kinthenorthwest says:

    Good Night Treeper Family .

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      As a boy, whenever I heard her sing this, my chest would swell so with pride I thought the buttons would pop off my shirt. What a joy hearing her, once again!

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      • usnveteran says:

        Perhaps it is because I don’t get out much, but I have not heard that song in a very long time. I miss hearing it.

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        • gettherejustassoon says:

          I don’t get out much either. My impression is that while it may be sung in various localities around the country it’s not sung but very little at any national gatherings or audiences.

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        • piper567 says:

          When i was small, my Dad had us come and listen to Kate sing this, on TV, …she was touring at the time, and she always closed out her performances with this.
          I still have an old tape of her singing this, and play it every so once in a while on an old CD player I have with a flip-top cassette player.
          What a joy to hear this here on CTH !

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  8. MaryfromMarin says:

    Good article (from June 2015, but quite germane). Hiss/Chambers, the Roman Republic, and parallels today:

    The Republic For Which It Stands

    https://politicallyshort.com/2015/06/06/the-republic-for-which-it-stands/

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    • smiley says:

      GREAT article..thnx for posting.

      highly recommended reading….

      beautifully written, poignant and relevant.

      Liked by 3 people

      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Nick Short’s articles are well written, and he has good sources. I follow him on twitter; have never regretted that. @PoliticalShort

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Whittaker Chambers always felt he had left the winning side (communism) to defend the losing side. He did not live to see the collapse of the USSR. “Witness” is excellent, but “Cold Friday” has always been my favorite. We all owe Chambers a lot.

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        • smiley says:

          have to disagree about his feeling like he “left the winning side (communism)…”

          he was a witness *against * communism…that’s what the book is really about, in addition to the Hiss matters.

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    • georgiafl says:

      The Money Quote: “In his Speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Calvin Coolidge eloquently defined the history in which we ourselves must rediscover. Coolidge stated that, “governments do not make ideals, but ideals make governments…Of course the government can help to sustain ideals and can create institutions through which they can be the better observed, but their source by their very nature is in the people. The people have to bear their own responsibilities. There is no method by which that burden can be shifted to the government. It is not the enactment, but the observance of laws, that creates the character of a nation.” It is only through the observance of the principles laid out by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution that can save the character of our nation and restore the republic for which it stands. One nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

      We are going to have to rein in, control or remove the violent rioters, looters, agitators, and other lawless by prosecution or bullet (their choice) – including those that have been too big, wealthy, influential and important to prosecute. And we are going to have to ‘teach our children well.’

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  9. Janie M. says:

    Hope this link works… amazing pic. of a bride.

    http://cheezburger.com/5541324032

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  10. Texasranger says:

    Priest Out After Objecting to Muslim Prayer in His Church

    And so it goes on and on – Islamic Muslim take-over of the West.!

    So it goes – PC Political Correctness by our Politicians and Leaders.

    Rebel Media Video Report 6-Minutes 22-Seconds Jan-24-2017:

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    • Mike says:

      wow, unbelievable.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        When a was a kid (pre-Vatican II), it was a MORTAL SIN to go to any church/temple/mosque that wasn’t a Catholic Church. Vatican II changed that (also added “directed evilution” to the list of accepted atrocities, but I digress).

        Now I can only say we’re in the generation of which the Bible says, woe to those who call good, evil, and evil, good…..

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    • Dora says:

      That’s disheartening. ;-(

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    • Dora says:

      The co-exist movement began years ago and continues creeping closer to its goal. I fear things will only get worse.

      Exposing the Lie Behind the “Coexist” Movement
      http://talkwisdom.blogspot.com/2013/05/exposing-lie-behind-coexist-movement.html

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (The Gospel According to Saint Matthew 7:15.)

        Elitists clergy are one of the biggest threats to civilization today. They are the ones of whom Jesus spoke, leading persons astray because of an agenda or a cause that take a the place of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This the vow they have taken. They ignore it at the peril of their own soul.

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    • gettherejustassoon says:

      Clear and simple it was blasphemy during Holy Communion, in a place consecrated to the glorification of Almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is no suspension “of the rules.” so to speak, whereby this is set aside.

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      • Raven says:

        Matthew 24:4-21

        “Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you, for many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed — such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places — all these are the beginning of birth pains announcing the end.

        At that time you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. Many people who claim to be Christian will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate Christians, and false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold — but you who stand firm to the end will be saved. And through it all the gospel of Christ’s kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations; then the end will come.

        So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel — let the reader understand — let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house or let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. It will be dreadful for pregnant women and nursing mothers when that time comes! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.

        For when those things happen there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now, that will never be equaled again.”

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        • gettherejustassoon says:

          This may sound fatalistic. This passage has suggested to me that Jesus was indicating humanity would never learn. It seems to be the case.

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    • andeclain says:

      Here’s a link to Revd. Ashenden’s blog, explaining why he had to resign from his position as chaplain to the Queen after speaking out about this:

      https://ashenden.org/2017/01/21/resignation-form-the-office-of-chaplain-to-the-queen/

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        Thank you for providing this. I have read and re-read the statement and am most appreciative of the last tow paragraphs.” I quote:

        “On the other hand, if I did choose to speak out, as a matter of integrity and responsibility, I ought not to do it while I was in possession of the office of ‘Chaplain to the Queen’.

        Because I think it a higher and more compelling duty to speak out on behalf of the faith, than to retain a public honour which precludes me doing so at this time, I resigned my post.”

        God bless this priest!

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  11. smiley says:

    epic flailing

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  12. JC says:

    Henri 5 and 6:

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  13. Mike says:

    I like this guy. More sincere than Cernovich. Here’s some good life advice:

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  14. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    Happy Caturday.

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  15. Mike says:

    Boy, I’m in a mood. Can’t stop listening to right wing military songs. Such a paradigm shift I’m going through. If the left wants a war, I’m ready.

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  16. smiley says:

    really cool & comfy home decor idea for cat lovers..

    cat shelves !

    🐱

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
    1 John 3:16 (KJV)

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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  19. Dora says:

    The ‘boys’ are going to be busy. 🙂

    ======

    Eric Trump: My brother and I are taking care of dad’s empire

    While Donald J. Trump is grappling with America, he is leaving his sprawling property empire in the hands of his sons, Don Jr. and Eric, along with longtime staffers.

    In his first post-inauguration interview about the operation of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump told me everything is running smoothly.

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/07/eric-trump-my-brother-and-i-are-taking-care-of-dads-empire/

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  20. gettherejustassoon says:

    To me the following is one of the most beautiful and profound musical compositions ever written. If one were to ask how heaven could be describe instrumentally, I think there are glimpses of this in the composition, especially the Larghetto. For your musical enjoyment and peaceful reflection:

    Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61, Yehudi Menuhin violinist.
    Allegro ma no troppo 0:00, Larghetto 23:39, Rondo Allegro 34:29.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      thanks – i really like both composers, but have not spent time with these works – mainly with symphonies.

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        You’re welcome. So much beautiful and inspiring music, yet so little time. Here’s one (9 mins.): Vladimir Horowitz plays the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C-Sharp minor by Franz Liszt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHGnYQgLLzc

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        • Anton says:

          Here’s another version of the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2. Betcha didn’t know a harpist could pull this off.

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          • gettherejustassoon says:

            Bravo! A wonderful rendition and he’s remarkable. I had seen a harpist some time ago who gave an amazing performance. What a wonderful blessing such people are.

            Thank you very much for this. I saved the link as not there are other recordings of his as well other harpists. Again, than you.

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            • Anton says:

              Actually he has a few videos on YouTube. This one is even more amazing. Notice he uses his little fingers, widely regarded as a sacrilege in harpdom
              :

              But, this Russian harpist is my favorite. The first video is just a recording (no visuals) done when she was 17. The second is a visual performance, also when she was incredibly young (not that someone in the audience keeps dropping stuff). Now, supposedly, she’s a nun living in a convent. I don’t care for the overly-feminine harm and gestures in the second video, but this is how many harpists are taught to perform.

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              • Anton says:

                Here’s the second one. I don’t know why it didn’t post:

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                • Anton says:

                  Sorry, I cannot post it. WordPress keeps repeating the old URL, even after I’ve completely emptied my cache and used and different browser. I’ll try later.

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              • gettherejustassoon says:

                For all I care, Blased could play the thing with his toes. He really is quite accomplished. The record of Ivanova is quite beautiful. Laptop speakers don’t do these recordings justice.
                Note: it seems all three links to her performance are the same.

                Thank you for posting.

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                • Anton says:

                  If you watch her video all the way through, the second one should cue up automatically. It’s her playing Bach. I’ve never heard anyone, harpist or pianist, do better.

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                • Anton says:

                  Here is is, I hope:

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                • gettherejustassoon says:

                  That was beautiful. There was a time when a various variety shows were featured on television. They had a wide range of talent on their shows. She certainly would have been among those who appeared more than once. Quit a remarkable musician.
                  Thank you for this.

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    • Wavetheshales says:

      The Beethoven Violin Concerto has been called “the perfect concerto”, and I think rightly so. When Davies Hall opened up in SF, Yehudi Menuhin gave a violin master class on the concerto, and covered pretty much every single phrase. How much beauty and wonder Beethoven could get out of a D-major scale, and the associated chord voicings (and relative keys) is nothing short of amazing. And Menuhin’s explanation and teaching of that was incomparable as well.

      Andras Schiff has a lecture about Beethoven’s “Tempest” piano Sonata #17, d minor, Op 31 No. 2 here: https://www.theguardian.com/arts/audio/2006/nov/30/culture1417
      (It’s downloadable as .mp3). His whole performance of the sonata is on YouTube.
      1st Movt:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxeheYAOeuY
      2nd Movt:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLEWsjyISA and
      3rd Move:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrTX0J6G4-Q
      (at 2:20 you can hear a motiv reminiscent of the 2nd movement of his 9th Symphony)

      Listening to both of these is a fascinating study in contrast, both HUGE works, both in d, but one from the Major, the other from the minor. The darkness and the dawn…..

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      • gettherejustassoon says:

        I saved the links you provided for listening at another time. Thank you for providing them, as well as your kindly remarks.

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  21. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

     photo a.m.20pushovers.jpg

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  22. G-d&Country says:

    Good morning fellow Treepers happy Caturday!

    OK, now that I’ve had coffee it’s time for breakfast.

    🙂
    Have a great Caturday and weekend.

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  23. Ip Siscr says:

    So glad the CTH does not use Disqus commenting service. Disqus is now considering censoring comments for “hateful” content. Disqus keeps track of any and all of the Disqus user’s comment activity on all Disqus enabled sites. So its censorship could be pretty far-reaching. Further, with all the work going on to de-anonymize internet users from their web usage patterns Disqus comment history could be a personal privacy and security risk.

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    • Mike says:

      “Disqus is now considering censoring comments for “hateful” content. ”

      That’ll be the beginning of the end of Disqus if they do that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Besides the outstanding comments from Treepers, I particularly enjoy the lack of trolls. Sooooo refreshing!

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    • Lucille says:

      Though conservatives suspect this means censorship of conservative speech and/or speech in defense of the truth about fake news, etc., the Disqus comment sections at all sites have long been harrowing places full of lies, innuendo, name-calling, bullying, swearing and intimidation. A person could spend all his time simply trying to correct the political record re lies about President Trump, his policies, his character or his businesses.

      A private blog or site has every right to censor content, but a service such as Disqus should not be the arbiter.

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    • Millwright says:

      I guess this might result in my having to find other ways to link to Bill Whittle and AT !

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    • Wavetheshales says:

      Interesting (and sad). BB uses Disqus, among others (FB, etc.). Hmmmm.

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  24. usnveteran says:

    February 8, 2017
    By Justin Charters, Independent Journal News

    “You’ve Heard People Compare Trump To Hitler.
    So We Asked A Woman Who Was Born In Nazi Germany. …”

    “What is going on in this country is giving me chills. Trump is not like Hitler. Just because a leader wants order doesn’t mean they’re like a dictator.

    What reminds me more of Hitler than anything else isn’t Trump, its the destruction of freedom of speech on the college campuses — the agendas fueled by the professors.

    That’s how Hitler started, he pulled in the youth to miseducate them, to brainwash them, it’s happening today.” …
    http://ijr.com/2017/02/797086-youve-heard-people-compare-trump-to-hitler-so-we-asked-a-woman-who-was-born-in-nazi-germany

    …—…—…—…—…

    I think that it would be a great idea for President Trump to establish a ‘United States Presidential Scholastic Achievement Award(s)’ for (beginning with, although not limited to …) topics in Constitutional Law, and American History.

    That would most certainly give the left wing nuts and main scream media something to talk about.

    😉

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  25. SF says:

    Cat ur day we insist

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  26. Lucille says:

    Stark, raving mad…but still employed as a professor at a “CINO” university….

    “Georgetown prof Jonathan Brown justifies slavery and the rape of female slaves”
    February 11, 2017 9:58 am by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/02/georgetown-prof-jonathan-brown-justifies-slavery-and-the-rape-of-female-slaves

    CINO being Catholic-In-Name-Only.

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  27. BigMamaTEA says:

    CNN suddenly has audio issue when Bernie Sanders make joke about CNN being Fake News

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  28. Mike says:

    Well made indie martial arts video:

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  29. timmyofoz says:

    Bacon and cinnamon buns.

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  30. Lucille says:

    Awwwww…rats…what sad news….

    “Chelsea Clinton says she won’t run for Senate”
    Published February 10, 2017 New York Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/10/chelsea-clinton-says-wont-run-for-senate.html#

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    • nimrodman says:

      Admission that the Clinton “cachet” has wilted.

      Can no longer capitalize on the Hillary! And “I’m With Her ->” and “First Woman President” memes.

      To quote Austin Powers: “I’m sorry, baby, but that train has sailed”

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  31. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  32. wondering999 says:

    Caturday kitty protection: “The Oscillot Cat Containment System” — Keeping your kitties in their own yard? There’s a video at the site:
    https://www.oscillot.com.au/

    “The Oscillot® System consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles, which are mounted along fence lines between end posts containing bearings.

    “When a cat tries to jump and scale the fence, they will place a paw on the paddle, which then spins; the cat cannot get traction and falls safely back to the ground.”

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  33. LBB says:

    Was anyone following the wikileaks tweets about Vault7 ?

    I was reading this story last night.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/02/wikileaks_vault_7_mystery_has.html

    Then today this story which was similar to some of the guesses about the mystery tweets.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4214894/Germany-brings-300-tons-gold-New-York.html

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