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btc1

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2009 7:19:21 PM

US Politics Cafe? What does that mean? Well, I email the GM Mod and asked if we could continue to have a place where we could discuss, amongst ourselves, the problems that crop up time to time here on the US Politics Forum. The previous post that was locked yesterday had sort of turned into this. And as a place where we could converse with each other without the pretense of hard left or hard right positions interfering with our communication and the good friends we have developed on both sides of the fence.

The GM thought this might be a good idea and approved it today.

So here we go. We have a place to try to work out angst, or just visit amongst ourselves and JOKE around with friends. The Cafe' is now open for us. We just need to keep everything here civil. Can I set your drinks up for you, Buddy? What will you have? Cheers!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:11:28 PM

"The look on his face was priceless."

LOL, I'm sure.

Our kids and grandkids are ALWAYS amazed when they see pics of us from years ago...

Its almost like they think we were always old...

LOL, SMH!
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:45:21 PM

LOL s.g.m. :-)
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:48:31 PM

"Thank you for your service, Cliff, et. al."

btc1, it pains me to do this, as I normally avoid nitpicking on this site, but I want you to know that "et" in "et al." is a word, not an abbreviation, and should never be followed with a period. Thanks for your consideration in never doing that again.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:36:13 PM

RNorm, One of the younger brothers brought photos and cards that were left in my mothers home after she passed away a few years ago.

One was the "official Boot Camp" photo from MCRD.

It was taken 20 days past my 17th birthday.
The Marine in that photo could not have scared a mouse.

My grandson is here today after school and wanted to know who was the kid in the photo.

The look on his face was priceless.

[Edited by: Cliffisher at 9/2/2014 5:37:16 PM EST]
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:17:59 PM

"Nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a jury summons......."

Have fun.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:00:40 PM

Nothing like opening the mailbox and finding a jury summons.......
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:28:13 PM

"Three of my brothers stopped in for a visit.
(The four of us are all Nam vets)"


What a blessing that you all survived Nam AND that you're all still standing today!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:12:28 PM

lol, jay,
At least it wasn't dinner. Reminds me of the veterinary hospital in the shopping center that shared a wall with a Chinese restaurant. We would never eat at the restaurant... just sayin"
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:54:55 PM

Wow Jay...glad I ate lunch before I got that mental image.

Anyone for some pulled pork?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:09:32 PM

I walk into the kitchen to see my wife dissecting a fetal pig for her on line nursing class work.. Yummy!!!!!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 11:01:13 AM

Thank you for your service, Cliff, et. al.

Yeah, I, the former protester, said that. That is the thing about us. We realize they did what our country asked them to do, even if we did not like the idea of that war.

Thank you all.

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/2/2014 11:01:40 AM EST]
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:37:45 AM

Good Morning.
Had an outstanding day yesterday.
Three of my brothers stopped in for a visit.
(The four of us are all Nam vets)
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:37:54 AM

Good morning all...time to shift focus from baseball (Phillies suck despite the 4-pitcher no-no) to football. Fantasy drafts all completed and ready to rock the season!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:22:57 AM

Morning all!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 9:10:53 AM

Good morning, everyone.

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:25:44 AM

Good Morning!

"SE you are sending this storm train down to us! Just stop it! ;-)"

About 3:00 am, I thought Putin was attacking my house. The lightening and thunder were simultaneous. Half a dozen strikes were so close, my house shook.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:11:55 AM

Well...I have an excuse for my eye problems. Allergies. Not sure what is going on in that South Utah desert however! fly, you can tell the difference between me and sgm, really, right?

Good Morning! More storms, today! SE you are sending this storm train down to us! Just stop it! ;-)

Have a great day everyone! Be kind, do not recline! Of course you can always get into a raging full fledged brawl if you want...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 5:22:01 PM

"I think it's interesting that someone who is interested in funding the Ground Zero mosque is also a voting shareholder of a company that seems intent on stirring up fear of a Ground Zero mosque."

Maybe big shareholders are unable to influence the presentation of the news.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:40:39 PM

Exactly.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 3:55:17 PM

I am pleased you understood my counterpoint, sgm. Sorry to derail the happiness of the Cafe'. Maybe you are right. I should make a topic about changing my tie. It seems to be a topic.

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/1/2014 3:56:43 PM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:10:47 AM

Well, in that case. I think it's interesting that someone who is interested in funding the Ground Zero mosque is also a voting shareholder of a company that seems intent on stirring up fear of a Ground Zero mosque.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:57:09 AM

Please continue to use that rimshot exclusively SE. It is great!
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:29:20 AM

"I was merely explaining my avatar change."

I'm sorry. I thought you were inviting comments. <<rimshot>>
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:19:52 AM

I was merely explaining my avatar change. What better place to talk about your daily attire? It is like changing your tie here.

[Edited by: btc1 at 9/1/2014 10:20:37 AM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:09:42 AM

Morning all!
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:47:13 AM

"Politics rears its ugly head in the cafe '."

The invitation was rendered by my friend, btc1, when he posted: "All Fox viewing conservatives should read my new avatar."

I don't think posting some facts regarding publicly held corporations is "politics rearing its ugly head". Hopefully everyone here is sufficiently civilized to prevent that from happening.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:37:46 AM

BTW, anyone of you can buy a share of News Corp for about $18, which will get you into their annual meeting and allow you to cast a vote (insignificant as it might be).
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:33:24 AM

Politics rears its ugly head in the cafe '.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:32:37 AM

This will go down as one of the best summers in history around here weatherwise. Maybe 3 days all summer ovah 90. Not a single heat wave. Low humidity levels. Cool nights. When it did rain it was a soakah but didn't rain often. I barely used the air conditioning all summah.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:31:16 AM

Anyone who wanted to know about Talal's purchase of News Corporation stock could/should have known. The SEC requires schedule 13D to be filed within 10 days of crossing the 5% ownership threshold. SEC filings are public records available to all.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:15:01 AM

Good Morning! Goodbye to one of the wettest Augusts on record here in Kentucky. Even last night floods in Eastern Kentucky knocked out roads

And SE here is why it is important for us to know about Talal being a shareholder of Fox News. He was a major investor in the move to put a mosque at Ground Zero. And Murdoch was a invested in his Rotana media group in Saudi Arabia. Then, they either hid or were "stupid" about his involvement in both ventures.

Now, have a great day.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:32:14 AM

Good morning. Worker bees are sleeping in. Retired bees--same old routine.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 2:46:19 PM

"You may 3 inches of a Fox News microphone cord."

Using that logic, I may own a wrench at a Ford assembly line, but we all know that ownership of a share of a corporation is a share of the business activity (profits).
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:24:36 PM

own... you may own...
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:16:37 PM

You may 3 inches of a Fox News microphone cord. Good show.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:58:29 AM

"All Fox viewing conservatives should read my new avatar."

News Corporation is a publicly traded company with two classes of stock--voting and non-voting. Murdoch owns 39% of the voting stock, Talal owns 6.6%, Southeast Asset Management owns 4.1 %, and others (like a mutual fund of mine) own the remaining 50.3%. Technically, I am also a co-owner.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 10:26:52 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 10:18:12 AM

All Fox viewing conservatives should read my new avatar.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:23:04 AM

Good Morning. Heavy fog this morning.

UWW move in day for our 2nd oldest grand daughter.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:20:40 AM

Good morning.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:44:54 AM

Good Sunday Morning! Storms here. We are no the top three wettest August on record. Not good for our vinyards. We should have dry Augusts for them. We could be the wettest by the end of the day.

I hope you all have a great sunny Sunday!

[Edited by: btc1 at 8/31/2014 7:46:45 AM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:51:01 PM

Happy Saturday to you, one and all!
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:41:45 PM

Good afternoon everyone...football is back!

Nice win for Franklin as PSU travels all they way to Ireland to get him his first win in his debut! WE ARE!

Second fantasy draft completed...one more to go. I feel like I am now in heaven.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 12:41:31 PM

Good afternoon, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:05:52 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:07:33 AM

Good Morning! It is the first football game of the season at noon for the UK Wildcats. To be honest we are the William and Mary of the SEC. A punching bag. But, we have a second year new coach that has done one heck of a recruiting job. Mark Stoops is from a great coaching family and may prove many of the doubters wrong. I think we can actually win 6 or 7 games this season. We shall see.

Have a great weekend all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:28:15 AM

Good morning. Huge NHRA weekend here, if the tracks stay dry. Thirty cent jump in gas prices in the track vicinity to gouge the participants and spectators.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:00:16 PM

Cliff - so you say the FIBs are invading your fair state again?
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:59:00 PM

I find it somewhat ironic that we commemorate a holiday devoted to remembering the contributions of the average laborer by telling him/her not to work.

We had the tall ships here in San Pedro about 4 or 5 years ago. I was one of several winners in a drawing and was able to board the first ship of the parade, about 4 or 5 miles out to sea, to be escorted in by tugs and a fireboat. It was quite an experience. We had about 5 or 6 tall ships, including a very rare West coast port call by the USCGC EAGLE.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:58:43 PM

Rockford...home of the Peaches!
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