Saturday February 29th – Open Thread

Our 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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153 Responses to Saturday February 29th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Q: Am I a bad conservative if I watch the Ruth Ginsburg movie in the background with the sound off because the actress is pretty?

    If so, what’s my penance?

    Sentencing phase: To be clear, I AM reading Treehouse all the while. Is that a mitigating circumstance that reduces my sentence?

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    • allhail2 says:

      Don’t know. Depends on how pretty.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Am I a bad conservative”

      There is no such thing as a bad conservative, when compared to the alternative.

      “if I watch the Ruth Ginsburg movie in the background with the sound off because the actress is pretty”

      The sound off is OK because your just safeguarding your mind. Remember the old computer programming adage -GIGO
      -Garbage In, Garbage Out.

      Beware of pretty actresses. Most of them are corrupted by Hollyweird. If you must, try to gravitate towards ones that keep their clothes on.

      “what’s my penance?”

      Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

      Romans 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
      25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

      “a mitigating circumstance that reduces my sentence?”

      1 Corinthians 15:1 ¶ Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
      2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
      3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
      4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

      Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
      9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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      • nimrodman says:

        thanks for your judgements and the scripture. I don’t read it much but am happy to have some read to me.

        Beware of pretty actresses. Most of them are corrupted by Hollyweird

        This one’s’ British, I’m pretty sure.
        Her heart may still be pure.

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    • Lucille says:

      I’d let you off scot-free, nimrod! No fear! I didn’t know there was a Ruth Ginsburg movie with a pretty actress, though, and wouldn’t bother seeing it myself unless there is a good looking guy in it. I may be 78, but I’m not dead.

      Then, too, just remember that Justice Scalia would likely have watched it with the sound turned up. They were great pals, often having lunch together and with respective spouses socialized together. If I recall correctly, when he died, she was heartbroken and indicated she’d lost her buddy. I hope this aspect of her life was portrayed correctly.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Yeah, there’s a good looking guy. Might be her husband or another legal eagle.

        Din’t know of their friendship, that’s a nice story, thx.

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        • Lucille says:

          Yes, Scalia and Ginsburg never talked shop or politics together. They and their spouses loved opera and that was the point at which their minds met. Apparently they didn’t let anything having to do with the court interfere even though they obviously were aware of their political differences. As you know, that’s hard to accomplish in our day and age.

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    • Texian says:

      I had to research it.. I now see why.. Felicity.. you have not been a bad conservative my friend.. but for letting hollywood lure you into its snare.. for penance you are to watch “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Roman Holiday” and “The Nun’s Story”..

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      • nimrodman says:

        Just saw Tiffany’s about a month ago, it came up on my cable menu. Had a revelation about it a year or so ago, I’ll tell ya later.

        Can I substitute Trapeze (with Gina Lollobrigida) for “The Nun’s Story”?

        It’s got the good-looking guys Lucille was interested in – Burt Lancaster in tights (!!!) and a barely-there singlet … oh, and Tony Curtis too. Me? I’m intrigued by Gina’s 22-inch waist in that corsetted circus costume.

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049875/

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        • Texian says:

          “..Hi..”..
          (oh my gosh..)..

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          • nimrodman says:

            Lovely, thx Texian

            Ok, no one asked what my revelation was about Breakfast at Tiffany’s … so I’ll tell ya

            And this revelation was only made possible because I’m a regular user of an inflation calculator
            https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

            Mind you, 1961 was a time when film was very restricted in what it could portray or say outright concerning morality and certain – ahem – activities. So there was lots of “alluding”

            So in an early “setting the character” scene, Miss Golightly is out for dinner or drinks with a middle-aged-looking buinessman-looking guy, quite a bit older and heavier than would be a contemporary of the young woman, who – by the way – is dressed elegantly and is a knockout.

            When it’s time for her to go, the gentleman gives her $50 bucks for “a cab home”

            Know what $50 in 1961 dollars is equivalent to today?
            $431 ! … for – ahem – “cab fare”

            So Miss Golightly was more than simply a carefree, very attractive young woman living in the city …

            … she was what would be referred to today as an “escort”, if your grasp my innuendo

            But she WAS very attractive and nice to watch onscreen

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        • Lucille says:

          I met Burt Lancaster a few times in passing while working at Universal Studios in the mid-60s and 70s. He had a production company on the lot and made AIRPORT there. Very interesting man. When he and Judy Garland made A CHILD IS WAITING in 1963, my father worked at the hospital where they filmed some of it. He got Lancaster’s autograph for me. About 25 years ago I gave it to a friend of mine who has a huge movie memorabilia collection.

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          • Linda K. says:

            Burt Lancaster did all of his own stunts. Very athletic and trained in a circus before Hollywood.

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            • trialbytruth says:

              He was best at the end of his career Rocket Gibraltar was a cable surprise years ago. I was just killing a Saturday. My four and six year old daughters (now 30 and 32) curled up on the couch with me napping their afternoon away. This beautifully acted and touching movie pulled me in and owned me.

              Spoiler alert

              I never thought i would root for kids to set there grandfather on fire but I did and he burned magnificently

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            • trialbytruth says:

              He was best at the end of his career Rocket Gibraltar was a cable surprise years ago. I was just killing a Saturday. My four and six year old daughters (now 30 and 32) curled up on the couch with me napping their afternoon away. This beautifully acted and touching movie pulled me in and owned me.

              Spoiler alert

              I never thought i would root for kids to set there grandfather on fire but I did and he burned magnificently

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            • Linda K. says:

              Here’s a clip from “The Train” where he does a few tricks, followed by a satisfying air raid of the train yard. Looks like a good movie.

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    • boogywstew says:

      Can you watch it without liberals getting money for it or “clicks” officially showing it was viewed?

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    • An American says:

      nimrodman, referring to the “Ginsburg” flick, Where is FDRInHell when a valid reply is demanded?

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Let’s be thoughtful about this. Nimrodman has this movie or actress;

      made you feel you need to publish a magazine so that you could lead all other conservatives?

      made you feel that you need to scam your readers by making them pay for your passage on a cruise ship?

      made you willing to accept every CNN rule about what not to say, and attack every other conservative on demand, just so you can be their conservative talking head?

      (repeat that last one ad nauseam with every network)

      made you want to do all the above, just so you can be published at the New York Times?

      (again, repeat with all other newspapers until you are sick)

      be interested in working for National Review?

      Finally, has she made you want to abandon any conservative goal or issue because Trump?

      Those are the things Bad Conservatives do. I hope your answer was always no.

      But if you are suffering from Red Blooded American Male symptoms, and are willing to do anything to get past this pretty ladies’ skirt, that puts you in danger of succumbing to the control of her p**** whip. Without enough testosterone, you too could be Joe Scarborough.

      Nimrodman, we all hope you have passed this test.

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      • nimrodman says:

        thx for the solid reasoning, Jim

        yeah, as I write I’m watching our fab President speaking to some of those cruise-ship conservatives at something called CPAC

        before I got it straight I kept confusing it with that thingy people breathe thru at night

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    • Magabear says:

      I’ll go easy on you and only put you in the penalty box for two minutes. If you left the sound on, then it would be a 5 minute major and game misconduct. 😜

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Do You Understand?

    This was the question Philip asked of the Ethiopian prince as he sat reading from Isaiah’s prophecy (Acts 8:30), and it is a question which we should continually keep asking ourselves as we read the holy Scriptures.

    There are always those among God’s people who do not much care whether or not they understand what they read if only it warms their hearts! To them the Bible is little more than a fetish. Taking only those Scriptures which appeal to them, and leaving the rest, they actually feel themselves quite spiritual and often talk about believing the Bible whether or not they understand it!

    But such “spirituality” is far from genuine, and such “faith” is blind and superstitious at best. While it is true that the Bible teaches many truths which we believe, although they are beyond our comprehension (such as its opening verse!), yet how can we believe what the Bible says unless we understand what it says? God would have us understand what we read and believe it intelligently.

    Indeed, true faith will want to know and understand more and more of God’s Word. One who does not care whether or not he understands what God has said is not truly interested in knowing what God has said. His faith is based on his own will rather than on God’s Word, for regardless of the meaning of Scripture, he will take any passage that suits his fancy and use it as he wishes. How great an emphasis God Himself places upon the importance of understanding His Word!

    On one occasion, when our Lord saw the multitudes, He “was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things” (Mark 6:34). And now that the secret of God’s “eternal purpose” has been made known, how much more reason there is to study the Scriptures, with a view to understanding them! How Paul, by the Spirit, emphasizes this, as he writes of his prayers for the saints:

    “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

    “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling…” (Eph. 1:17,18).
    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/do-you-understand/

    Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

    Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

    Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

    2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Study. We have to work at it. For whose approval? God’s approval. Not our spouse, our school or our denomination’s approval. God’s approval is what counts. So “we are not ashamed”

    1Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
    9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
    10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

    11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
    14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    2Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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  4. nimrodman says:

    Happy Caturday, y’all

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  5. Lucille says:

    It’s Caturday!

    Have a blessed day!

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  6. nimrodman says:

    dolphin fruit cups

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  7. TreeClimber says:

    So my husband got an update on Taylor’s baby boy this morning… the type of cancer is neuroblastoma, (which I know nothing about,) and it had actually metastasized more than they thought… he’s got six more treatments, instead of one. However he’s still responding well and they’re still confident that he’ll make a full recovery – it’ll just be longer than we all thought.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Happy Caterday!!!

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  9. NC Mom says:

    Who here has followed the career of COVFEFE…the fabulous TB racehorse mare?? She has had a marvelous run of stakes wins. I have with glee followed her both as a TB lover/former owner (back in the day) myself, and because of her glorious name! What a record….what a filly! So checking up on her as she in only turning 4, with not an overdone number of starts, as of 10 days ago they had her out getting ready for the upcoming spring racing season.
    Instead they have decided to retire her to be bred. And to whom has she been booked you may ask??? Wait for it….THE Tapit (one of my fav sires) son: CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!! Oh my goodness….just think of all the possible names for her foals!!!!! HAHAHA COVFEFE and CONSTITUTION HAHA

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  10. Garrison Hall says:

    This great Bach performance by Natalia Lipnitskaya shows how JS Bach could write “counterpoint” where two contrasting melodies intertwined and supported each other. The 5 fret stretches make this piece technically demanding, something Nalalia handles with ease. I’m impressed. 🙂

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  11. Lucille says:

    Two articles on how the media is manipulating the truth about the Delhi riots….

    Wall Street Journal says brother of slain Indian official says he was killed by Hindu mob, brother says WSJ is lying
    February 28, 2020 11:00 AM by Robert Spencer

    The Western establishment media is doing its level best to portray the riots in India as unprovoked Hindu violence against peaceful Muslims who were minding their own business, or at very least peacefully protesting against the new citizenship law, before they were set upon by rapacious Hindus. As this story shows, reality is different. India’s new citizenship law is actually an attempt to protect victims of Muslim persecution in neighboring countries, giving sanctuary to refugees from that persecution. That has Muslims in India enraged, and they began rioting accordingly.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/02/wall-street-journal-says-brother-of-slain-indian-official-says-he-was-killed-by-hindu-mob-brother-says-wsj-is-lying

    Wikipedia refuses to include violence by Muslims in its article on the Delhi riots
    February 28, 2020 4:00 PM By Robert Spencer

    Maybe one day it will all be revealed. Maybe one day we will find out why the entire media establishment is in the tank for the global jihad, and continually whitewashes it. Wikipedia’s actions here were entirely predictable; indeed, even expected. But who is making sure that virtually everything that reflects poorly upon Islam and Muslims is scrubbed and whitewashed, and those who tell the truth about the jihad threat are demonized and marginalized?

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/02/wikipedia-refuses-to-include-violence-by-muslims-in-its-article-on-the-delhi-riots

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      Probably close relatives of those who censor any global warming real science from that Marxist site. One of the main alarmists who has editorial power on Wiki is an English guy called Connolly.
      He is a fully paid (by Soros?) up member of the green party and consequently wiki has been hijacked by the warmists.
      Wiki is not to be trusted.

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  12. nimrodman says:

    For those of you still shivering in chilly February, here’s a sunny dose of youthful athleticism in the tropics. As i often tease my macho friends: “Girls surf better than you”

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  13. boogywstew says:

    Set your faces to “STUN”. One of my ex girlfriends remarked, “I can’t believe I’m dating a guy with a favorite musical!” Here it is … winner of 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the leads in this number, “America”, George Chakiris and Rita Moreno won Oscars for supporting rolls. The girls sing the dream of America and the boys … the reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e2igZexpMs

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    • nimrodman says:

      Fantastic!

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      • nimrodman says:

        Not to be a downer, but “everything free in America” was prescient in ways that weren’t intended at the time

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        • boogywstew says:

          Many of the lyrics are wildly non politically correct. Rita Moreno’s lyric, referring to Puerto Rico …”Everyone there will be here.”

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      • boogywstew says:

        I grew up in a 50s household where my dad played jazz and big band music on our Philco HiFi and my mom liked Broadway and movie soundtracks. “West Side Story” is almost a crossover of all 4 of those worlds. I’m a big fan of Buddy Rich and his signature “West Side Story” chart is something my dad,,as a drummer, loved. I also heard a lot of blues, pop, Latin and rock. Sadly, no country or opera.

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  14. sedge2z says:

    If anyone’s interested, here are instructions to make your own surgical masks. Include a fold to slip in a washable/sterile N95 filter.
    https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/

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    • JTR says:

      This looks like a quick way to start your own business at the moment! I’d sure buy a few, and the directions don’t look all that hard to follow. Masks are impossible to find right now.

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  15. Dora says:

    That’s not too far away.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Could you imagine sending a message to that planet and having a son when you are 20, and having your great great great grandson receive the answer when he is 100?

      And travel would take much much longer. Imagine if we could get up to half the speed of light, and do so quickly. The trip would take 180 years. If you wanted to report back, that would take another 180 years. Yes, relativity would make it be shorter for the crew, but not short enough for our lifespans.

      So we would need generation ships or cryogenic sleep. Or to prove Einstein wrong. And all this wormhole stuff is just a way to tell somebody to jump in a black hole. Good luck surviving that, even if it would shorten your trip.

      By the way. If we could travel faster than light, it then makes time travel possible. Not if you travel from A to B and back, but if you travel from A to B to C to A you can get back to A before you left. That is actually a textbook question.

      But yes, astronomically speaking, 90 light years is quite close. The closest exoplanets to earth are at the nearest star. At 4.2 light years, we may someday do a round trip. But we will have to do a lot better than 1/10th the speed of light to keep it in one person’s life time. I suppose though someone might accept such a one way journey and radio back to us what they find.

      Still, lots of issues to solve first. Such as survival in space, creating a sustainable habitat to last for life, not going crazy in that journey, keeping healthy and being able to solve whatever ails the astronaut, coping with radiation and low or no g.

      That will be quite an achievement, should we ever succeed. And we will learn so much, both in making it happen and in the trip itself.

      Maybe someday we will be the E.T.s. Hope we don’t crash. We could start up an entire UFO craze somewhere else. (Or destroy an ecosystem that is developing intelligent life.)

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      • Socrates says:

        If you are driving your car at the speed of light, what happens if you turn on the lights??????

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        • Jim in TN says:

          That is actually the gist of the thought experiment that Einstein used. The formulas for special relativity came out of Maxwell’s equations and were derived by Lorentz. But they had not been understood.

          No matter how fast you are moving, if your speed is constant, you are at rest, and the rest of the universe seems to be moving very fast to you. The light you send off is completely normal to you. But the speed of light is an absolute. No matter what our relative velocities are, we both see the light either of us emits as traveling at the speed of light. If we are approaching each other, it blue shifts or has a higher frequency, and if we are getting further apart, it red shifts or goes to lower frequencies.

          We actually see that in light emitted by distant galaxies. The hydrogen in that galaxy emits light at the very same frequencies as the hydrogen here. It makes a very distinct pattern. But the frequencies we see from that galaxy are shifted to the red. And we use that shift to measure our relative speeds. We even use these shifts within distant galaxies to see the velocities of the stars within the galaxy.

          But another result of those equations and that thought experiment is that a massive object can never get up to the speed of light. So our cars can’t travel at the speed of light.

          Funny wrinkle on that is that neutrinos seem to be very, very, close. So close to the speed of light that we can’t tell the difference, yet we are sure neutrinos have some teeny tiny mass. Because light has to bounce its way out of a star, even when the star is exploding, and the neutrinos pass right through, we see neutrinos from supernova before we see the light. Over such great distances that must be very fast.

          (Which would make them seem more massive, and now even my head is starting to spin.)

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          • TreeClimber says:

            I can’t say I understood exactly what you were saying but it was fascinating nonetheless. Do you teach science by chance?

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            • Jim in TN says:

              No. Some people say I should. But it doesn’t bode well if I can’t help people understand what I teach.

              I leaned to math until a professor, bubbling with joy, shared his proof how to use addition to calculate any digit of any factorial. I was convinced I would never feel I had accomplished anything if I made a career doing math proofs. So I went on to physics and drifted into what some call Applied Physics.
              And I have designed, commissioned and built many machines to help in medicine. And taught people how to do many of the same things.

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      • Texian says:

        I solved this problem at the University of Houston in one of my bi-weekly mini research papers..

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Good.
          It was assigned homework for me. I forget which physics class.

          I have also seen a ‘hard science’ scifi author use it. Though I am not sure how breaking the laws of physics qualifies as ‘hard science’. (Timemaster by Robert L. Forward.)

          We see lots of relativistic effects and have to account for them to make things work right. I helped commission a machine that took protons to about 60% the speed of light so that they had enough energy to stop about 1 foot deep in the human body and could be used to treat cancer. The really big machines go much higher than that. When expressing the speed as a fraction of the speed of light, they use lots of nines.

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        • muskea says:

          I suspected you might be playing “Walter Mitty”, no?

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          • Jim in TN says:

            No.

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            • muskea says:

              Jim in Tn: With all due respect, I was not addressing you and your post! Please forgive me as I blame a slow computer/glitch. It is not logical to apply to you post, therefore, trust me it was a mistake. Again, forgive me. Hope you receive this and forgive me.

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  16. youme says:

    Definition of depravity…how low can we go?

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    • Linda K. says:

      Who would think that was fun for a child?

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    • i have a theory that this parental behavior is simply another form of “Munchausen by proxy”– but instead of the parent(s) gaining the attention they crave by faking an illness onto their children– they expose their children to what they as parents know in the back of their warped minds is still considered by mainstream America to be a deviant or taboo lifestyle, and this exposure is amost always in a public setting with cameras at the ready to document the virtue signalling event– as demonstrated in this particular video, or the oh so hip “drag queen story hour” at the public library. this is all done so that other parents within their circle will shower them with praise for their willingness to promote “inclusivity” or “diversity” or whatever. its child sacrifice by the parents, so that they will be accepted by their peers.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Is it still Munchausen if the parent goes beyond faking and poisons the child to make them sick?

        If so, that would be the correct description.

        But be careful. There has always been a flat out child abuse extension to all the left’s fantasies. One that recruits prey to be abused. This could just be another form of grooming.

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      • mandy says:

        “its child sacrifice by the parents, so that they will be accepted by their peers.”

        You are 100% correct. I pointed out yesterday that the United States has RETURNED TO PAGANISM; this right here is evidence.

        Manasseh was completely evil, and when he reigned as king of Judah what did he do? That vile filth raised up an alter to satan. And, he made his children PASS THROUGH THE FIRE TO MOLECH (prohibited in the law as set forth in Leviticus). That’s what American parents are doing TODAY with this crapola: making their children pass through the fire to molech, offering their CHILDREN to satan – and CELEBRATING IT.

        Combine this demonic form of child sacrifice with the offering of blood via abortion AND now toss in those very posh very ‘elites only’ facilities where the customers are given infusions of baby blood to keep them young…seems like all those awful stories about ‘blood libel’ have up and come to life right before our very eyes.

        Since the end of WWII, we’ve REPEATEDLY elected ‘kings’ who’ve behaved like Manasseh – and over the ensuing decades, we’ve been brought to the point of … straight up open satan worship.

        We are a wicked and evil people. I find myself wanting to yell REPENT! REPENT! REPENT! multiple times a day.

        Forgive us, Lord. Have mercy on us, according to Thy great mercy.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I read stories in the Bible of parents taking their children to a big frying pan that is held by a statue of a demon, then throwing the child on the frying pan.
      Sodom and Gomorrah, how the men wanted to rape the Angels instead of having sex with the women.
      If Satan himself strolled into town most anywhere there would be a great welcoming party. “Tell me your secrets” they would ask, I imagine.
      His words sound like sweet delights but once taken in they immediately poison the very soul of man.
      One blessed day my savior Jesus The Christ will come AGAIN.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      That is sexual abuse of that child…

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  17. Dora says:

    It would be great if they left the EU. I wish them luck.

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
    Matthew 18:11 (KJV)

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  20. just stevie says:

    WHAT DO YOU WANT THE LORD TO DO FOR YOU?

    “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” Luke xviii. 41

    What is the thing that not only disturbs you but makes you a disturbance? It is always something you cannot deal with yourself. “They rebuked him that he should hold his peace…but he cried so much the more.” Persist in the disturbance until you get face to face with the Lord Himself; do not deify common sense. When Jesus asks us what we want Him to do for us in regard to the incredible thing with which we are faced, remember that He does not work in common-sense ways, but in supernatural ways.

    Watch how we limit the Lord by remembering what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past: I always failed there, and I always shall; consequently we do not ask for what we want. “It is ridiculous to ask God to do this.” If it is an impossibility, it is the thing we have to ask. If it is not an impossible thing, it is not a real disturbance. God will do the absolutely impossible.

    This man received his sight. The most impossible thing to you is that you should be so identified with the Lord that there is nothing of the old life left. He will do it if you ask Him. But you have to come to the place where you believe Him to be Almighty. Faith is not in what Jesus says but in Himself; if we only look at what He says we shall never believe. When once we see Jesus, He does the impossible thing as naturally as breathing. Our agony comes through the willful stupidity of our own heart. We WON’T believe, we WON’T cut the shore line, we prefer to worry on.

    Oswald Chambers
    February 29th Devotional

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  21. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  22. Jeff says:

    Those guys over at Bad Lip Reading are hilarious. I like that they’re an Equal Opportunity roaster, they’ll poke fun at both sides. Here’s their take on the 2020 SOTU:

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  23. wtd says:

    So you have Democrat imbeciles in your country , too!
    ===>My home town has launched a 2,5 million euro project called Safe Oulu that aims at combating the (migrant) rape crisis.
    This is where the money goes.
    Kill me now.
    At least, be kind and lobotomize me so I won’t have to live with this image in my head.
    Show this thread

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  24. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  25. Jeff says:

    Here’s a very interesting rendition of an old familiar song:

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  26. rheavolans says:

    Question for Treepers who are located in Canada or have connections to Canada:
    I have recently heard of the Highway of Tears up there, where women who were hitchhiking were abducted during hitchhiking and either disappeared or turned up dead.

    I wanted to find out more about this crime, but the issue that I keep running into is that the primary media stories about this highway are that the police were Racist because they didn’t do enough, fast enough, that they didn’t care, etc, etc, and they did this all because only one of the women who were killed was white, the rest were Indigenous. What I want to find out is, is there any validity to this claim?

    (And yes, I am completely exhausted by the eternal claims of racism every time someone who’s skin color isn’t white becomes a victim and the police can’t wave a magic wand and instantly solve the case.)

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And I’m sick and tired of the Democrats and their prog hangerson endlessly creating new races to prove how racist the targets of their opprobrium are. Moslems, Jews, Latinx, the Keebler elves – they’re all now races. A fuzzy, fungible, subjective club used to beat people over what someone believes their beliefs are.

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    • Bendix says:

      If I’m recalling correctly, the problem was that police were dealing with a population known to sometimes “take off”, so the assumption was that these women left where they had been living because they wanted to.

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      • rheavolans says:

        These women were hitchhiking in the 70s, which based on what little bit I’ve heard, was like serial killer prime time in the US. Maybe in Canada, too.

        But it’s the racist government’s fault for not adding public transportation to the area.

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  27. Lucille says:

    Gerald Cassidy (1879-1934)

    “Cowgirl in the Hills”

    “Mid Day–Taos Plaza” (1918)

    “Hillside from Studio Window, Santa Fe, New Mexico”

    Kentucky-born, Ohio-reared, Gerald Cassidy studied at the Institute of Mechanical Arts, the Art Students League in New York and also with Frank Duveneck who was the teacher of Joseph Henry Sharp. At 20, he developed pneumonia and was sent to a sanitarium in Albuquerque to recover. The landscapes and quality of light were so impressive that after a stint in Denver as a commercial artist, he returned to New Mexico in 1912 and began his lifelong work in Santa Fe where he became a founding member of the Santa Fe Artists’ Colony. He won a gold medal at the 1915 Panama-California International Exposition in San Diego for his murals. His death in 1934 was due to lead poisoning contracted while painting a mural at the Federal Courthouse in Santa Fe.

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  28. czarowniczy says:

    Ol’ Bernie Sanders didn’t attend the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) klatch but as it’s just before Super Tuesday that could have provided him with a fig leaf excuse. Instead he issues a statement wherein he accuses AIPAC of fostering bigotry and racism (there’s a rough irony here) against the Palestinians.

    Sanders glosses over – OK,just about totally ignores and excuses – the Arab genocide focused on Israel and the Palestinian murders of Israelis period. He continues to push for a two-nation ‘solution’ with no solid guarantees for Israeli safety. The Palestinians he wishes to negotiate with have already sworn to destroy Israel and have been working on it for decades. They still lie about giving up violence against Israel, as they have numerous times in the past, to get political traction but aren’t about to really do it unless they’re faced with the same destruction they wish to visit on Israel.

    During the past they’ve had numerous opportunities to better their lot but while the nation they’re busy attacking has risen from nothing in 1947 to a world power that has launched a moon mission and made numerous major contributions to many areas of science the Palestinians are still a 3rd worls sh*thole dump where every penny they can lay their grubby mits on is used to attack Israel or to helpmin their media crusade to get more money to ease their self-inflicted plight.

    This is what Bernie supports, almost as if – were they given the chance – they’d hug Bernie as the al-Masih and not toss him into the showers with all of the other Jews,…or jews…, whatever he considers himself. He wants to reach out to the Palestinians, as if we haven’t over the last 50 or so years, treat them equally with Israel and develop them…as if we haven’t over the last 50 years or so. If this were 1943 would he reach out to the Nazis, little lost lambs as they were? Maybe he forgot that after WW2 the Moslem nations of the Mideast reached out to the crumbling 3rd Reich and sheltered some of the worst of the Holocaust planners and practitioners, using them to further their own anti-Jewish programs. Or maybe he’s willing to throw Israel under the bus to further his career?

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    • boogywstew says:

      “I’m just trying to understand the feelings that you lack.” has to be the saddest lyric I ever heard. It’s an overwhelming continual heartache for me. Some of us, a few of us realize that almost everyone we know, have spoken to and interacted with are asleep. Only the infinitesimally few are awake and they live in a world of constant, total, amazement. Joining with these kindred Souls is a multi lifetime, lonely quest. Maybe it explains ghosts?

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  29. mandy says:

    This afternoon, we’re watching an absolutely DELIGHTFUL film from 1957, a British comedy – the last of the renowned Ealing Studios pictures. “Barnacle Bill” (aka “All at Sea”) stars Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, and Frederick Piper. Great break from the dismal news of the day…

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050168/

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  30. just stevie says:

    Be still, for the presence of the Lord | TRADITIONAL hymns for lent (Day 4)

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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. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  33. Texian says:

    but.. but.. adrem.. it’s the best part..
    ok.. I’ll stop..

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