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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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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:55:15 PM

SE3.5: "Do looters go out in snow storms?"

yes. So do burglars.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:46:32 PM

Yardstick may not be long enough. I'll use a tape measure. Won't be over until Tuesday evening, so you'll have to be patient.

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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:39:04 PM

Ya gotta go outside to measure it, Marty. (don't forget the yardstick)

We want a Full Report!
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:55:13 PM

Snow, 24-30 inches was predicted. Heard one tv weather forecast say 44 inches. I'll be staying indoors for a while, I think.

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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:45:42 PM

Rain.
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squirre1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:10:02 PM

SE3.5: "Do looters go out in snow storms?"

I'm not sure about the past stats on that, but, wouldn't that require pulling their pants up? :D

Oops, just saw btc1's reply, hope you'll excuse me, it's been a long Monday and I'm feeling a bit sleepy and squirrelly.

[Edited by: squirre1 at 1/26/2015 6:14:58 PM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:43:53 PM

fly, as far as your fallacy,

"Skeptics of climate change have long argued that global warming stopped around 1998, when an unusually powerful El Niño produced the hottest year of the 20th century. Some politicians in Washington have seized on that claim to justify inaction on emissions.

But the temperature of 1998 is now being surpassed every four or five years, and 2014 was the first time that happened without a significant El Niño. Gavin A. Schmidt, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, said the next strong El Niño would probably rout all temperature records." fly maybe full of Glo Bull.

Yep. SE they do. I ran a club many years ago in '78, The worst storm that year droppped a foot and a half of snow on us. In the early morning hours the police called me about a break in. I got there and there were foot prints to the exact apartment behind the club to the perp.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:36:26 PM

"everyone is saying that people need to get prepared for it and to make sure they have food and water etc and gas for their generators"

Don't forget ammunition. Got to have protection from the looters. Do looters go out in snow storms? Regardless, one can never have too much ammunition. {:>)
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:28:35 PM

But back to the storm - one of the things that I wonder about is how everyone is saying that people need to get prepared for it and to make sure they have food and water etc and gas for their generators or whatever. Why do people have to be told to do this? Why aren't people prepared all the time?
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:26:15 PM

Jay they are saying possible rain showers tomorrow. But just to have some fun with our eastern GBers. I just came in from doing some yard work stuff in my Tshirt.

btc - on that warmest year on record stuff - it is a huge hoax. The latest I have heard is that they said there was a 38% chance it was something like 0.02 or 0.002 degrees warmer.... But the measurements are Plus or Minus something like 0.1 degrees accuracy at best. Now just what does that tell you.

A couple of minor problems with that. It is after the readings were "normed" or adjusted by the so called scientists. The readings were all based on land readings here in the US. The major problems are that the degree of change is less than the accuracy of the measurements. IE they dont know. The other major problem is that the satellite data do not show it. Its like trying to say that your one tenth of an ounce lighter today when your scale can only read to the nearest half pound.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:21:23 PM

Makes me think of that great political movie about Argentina: Evita.

Really enjoyed that one.

Madonna is a fine talent.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:03:26 PM

Good luck, East Coasters. This storm was just a little clipper, dipping down from the north central plains to the lower midwest. Now it is set to blow up big time.
Usually Nor'Easters form further south, across the deep south or even over the Gulf of Mexico. Then they skirt the coast as they head northeast. The center of the track determines the rain/snow line, and whether the big cities get rain or snow.

News from Argentina. I guess if you don't like your political opponents making trouble for you, you just get them plugged. That's one way of silencing the opposition!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:13:52 PM

<<Keep going with the globull warming stuff.>>

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before"

--Mayor de Blasio.

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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 12:08:58 PM

Fly, I hope you get some of the rain we are due today.
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NickHammer
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 11:29:00 AM

It was snowing when I drove into work this morning, but it stopped and, for the most part, melted. Now it's just really dark outside.

The kids were not too happy that they had school today. They wanted to sleep in. So did I.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 11:26:19 AM

It is the Climate Change that is allowing you to do that, fly. Keep going with the globull warming stuff. I guess you are ignoring the fact that 2014 was the warmest for the world on record.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:14:09 AM

You folks back east hunker down and enjoy your doe of glowbull warming. I guess I will go out and fertilize the lawn after I mow it.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:28:37 AM

Dusting of snow here, but schools around us are either closed or on two-hour delay. I guess they're betting on the continuation of snow later today.

We are well south of the blizzard forecasts here.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:14:30 AM

Morning all!
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:13:32 AM

"BTW, what do you call people from Connecticut?"

That might depend on who's doing the calling. I do know, BTW, and I'll refrain from answering for a while. Hint: Think of books by Mark Twain.


Blizzard heading this way, starting around 4 or so this afternoon. Twenty-four to 30 inches of snow predicted, along with wind gusts as high as 60 mph. We will be a while digging out.

[Edited by: MiddletownMarty at 1/26/2015 9:14:57 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:50:55 AM

"Winter's over here on the East coast." Wishful thinking? {;>)
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:41:53 AM

Thanks Steve!

Well, our Marylanders and Connecticut people are preparing for the Blizzard for the records I hope! BTW, what do you call people from Connecticut? Connecticuters? This should be fun to get guesses. If you do know hold back for a bit for the wild guesses please!

Have great day, all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:33:21 AM

Good fine Monday morning, fine posters!

Top of the morning to ya.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:32:24 AM

Morning all!
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squirre1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:16:25 AM

Good morning btc1 and SE3.5,

SE3.5: "Unwritten rule #1. Don't mess with the mods. {;>)"

Duly noted SE3.5. For the record, I have not directly contacted the mods with any "suggestion." I only shared that topic because the idea seemed amusing.

Have a wonderful Sunday. :)
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:59:57 AM

I never got that one either, SE....;-)
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:52:45 AM

Note to squirre1:

As a rookie you are probably not aware of the "unwritten rules".

Unwritten rule #1. Don't mess with the mods. {;>)
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:22:51 AM

Good morning good friends!

suirre1, you are going to upset many here if you get that going!! LOL!! GB would practically cease to exist!

Have great day!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:18:54 AM

Good morning. A warm 32, but spitting snow. Hoping for a a rise of couple of degrees.
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squirre1
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:19:44 PM

sgm4law: "Well, I've already seen more BS on here today than I can tolerate."

Message Forum - Category: Talk back to us! > Wouldn't it be funny?

Have a good weekend! :)
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:02:10 PM

Your ordinary summer day in late January....
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 12:29:48 PM

Front whipped thru here overnight. I don't think its gonna reach 70 today. Come on summer!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 11:44:02 AM

Well, I've already seen more BS on here today than I can tolerate. Have a great Saturday!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 10:08:09 AM

Sunny and upper 70's here. Have a good day all!

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 1/24/2015 10:08:19 AM EST]
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 8:14:59 AM

Good morning. Sunny and 22 here.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:01:35 AM

I thought I like you for some reason, tim! A fellow Kentuckian!

Good Morning Group!

We have about 4" of snow! First snow since November. Well, I will have to get out in it shortly....

Enjoy your day!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 5:44:45 AM

Good morning all.

I posted a thread for the Kentucky RTW laws in the southern counties if we would like to continue that conversation there.

Enjoyed a sip of Maker's Mark yesterday evening, ahhhh, gotta love my birthplace state!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:22:00 PM

fly, "Man oh man I bet them Lexington libs are frothing at the mouth and sputtering....." fly, this is not something that should be posted in this thread. HOWEVER, the situation in Tennessee is not the right-to-work law that they have over us. It is the lower cumulative tax rate over all. Union or non-union has NOTHING to do with it, as much as your beloved Faux News would like it to be.

Now back to your favorite Cafe'.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:32:39 PM

I hear you Jay - next week I will have to mow the lawn and fertilize it already.

Spring is sprung. The robins are squawking and raising a ruckus arguing over who gets the biggest worm. I even saw a hummingbird the other day.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:36:59 PM

Winter's over here on the East coast.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:32:31 PM

Feels like summer. What happened to winter?
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:24:16 PM

Happy Weekend, happy posters!

Yaaay!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:05:51 PM

Man oh man I bet them Lexington libs are frothing at the mouth and sputtering.....
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>>>Local governments in Kentucky are taking matters into their own hands in a bid to battle union influence and, they say, make their communities more business-friendly.

Kentucky is one of the last states in the South that does not have a so-called right-to-work law, which bar unions from forcing workers to pay dues. But surrounding states like Tennessee do -- and counties along Kentucky’s southern border say they're tired of losing jobs to other southern states.

So, in an unprecedented step, county leaders are passing their own right-to-work laws, even as the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in the state capital refuses to consider one.

"We are not growing as fast as Tennessee. We're not growing as fast as Indiana, Michigan,” Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon said. "This actually puts us on a level playing field. It enables us to compete with other states."

In the last month, five counties have approved ordinances limiting unions – becoming the first counties in the nation to do so. And several more Kentucky counties are expected to follow suit in the next month.<<<sicker snort SMH and dont forget some of thet there ROTFL stuff too.....
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:51:03 PM

"WOW, after a long absence it seems tranquility rules. You guys rock!"


LOL, you're not so bad yourself my man!

It took awhile, but the peace was well worth it!

How are you, your bride, your son and the rest of the family?
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:49:27 PM

WOW, after a long absence it seems tranquility rules. You guys rock!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:34:33 AM

Good morning!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 9:34:14 AM

Morning all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:06:27 AM

Good morning
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:03:21 AM

Good Morning, all!

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:38:56 PM

Good afternoon, everyone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 9:34:17 AM

Morning all!
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