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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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Elia_1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 2:42:24 AM

>>>"13 people got hit in a lightning strike and one guy died."<<<

...OMGosh RNorm, I'm hoping & praying everyone else pulls through & no one else is hurt. We went on a 178 mile road trip Saturday & did a lot of hiking around, we wanted to go swimming, but when I saw the dark clouds roll in I knew we'd better head home. I'm grateful on the return trip that there were only moderate winds & rain on the highway, but there was a spectacular electrical show in the distance (& fortunately there was a fun '80's flashback weekend on the radio to keep us in good spirits & keep Squirt from being jumpy). Returned home to find out from one of my neighbors that there had been quite a loud strike of lightning that even startled him & the power had been out for over an hour. Our building's power was restored around 10 hours later & I was grateful that our perishables hadn't spoiled & that we were gone when that lightning struck because something that loud would likely have shook up my li'l Squirt (who has extreme sensory sensitivity) all night and possibly into the next day.

...SE3.5, I'm hoping & keeping my fingers crossed for your grandson's team that the next few games go better for them. They sound like a really good team & have much to be proud of. :)

...Well, it's way late & I need to finish my flight plan & check my eyelids for light leaks. ;) Sleep well & have a wonderful week everybuddy! :)

[Edited by: Elia_1 at 7/28/2014 2:47:52 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:42:39 AM

Yeah, I hope no one else dies from that...That storm made its way to the IE, but it was just on again and off again rain by then...
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:33:56 AM

Norm, I saw that on the news long after I posted that. Really tragic.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:28:16 AM

"Had a nice t-storm blow through. Wish we had more like that."


Not really bro.

13 people got hit in a lightning strike and one guy died.


Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:18:37 PM

Oh come on. I just offered the explanation. I did not seek to entice a political discussion. I thought this might be the best place for just the explanation.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:29:54 PM

btc1: "Yes that is the Palestinian flag. I mean no harm to anyone here. I am just recognizing that in my opinion, until Palestinian Arabs have their own homeland no peace will be reached."

To keep this topic neutral, I have replied here.

GTH
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:40:03 PM

It was a good run. BEFORE the "disaster" they were one of several teams invited to play an "exhibition" series at Williamsport in August. I hope they get it worked out before then.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:32:55 PM

SE, yes, it was a good run. Hope your grandson enjoyed it. Painful way to lose the game.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:17:31 PM

Well it was a good run while it lasted..
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:14:21 PM

"SE, how goes the baseball tourney??"

Thanks for asking. <<sarcasm>> My team sleep walked through it (1-3) The 3 losses were to teams that made the final four, but if they weren't just ten years old and under adult supervision all the time, I would swear they had been smoking doobies. Three guys running into each other on a pop fly. Best center fielder in the league "watching" a ball bounce by him for an "inside the park". Pitchers with 0-2 count hitting the batter with their next pitch. Runners called out for illegal slides.

Here is a representative play: Runners on 1st & 3rd with 1 out. Grandson (1st baseman) charges a slow roller and throws to SS @ 2nd base for 1st out. No one covers first base. Winning run scores.

It was painful.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:42:02 PM

SE, how goes the baseball tourney??
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:56:46 PM

The arabs lost the west bank in a war they started and lost - get over it btc!

Jordan lost it just as Mexico lost a large chunk of the west and the French lost most all of what is present day Canada. Let me give you a hint btc - if someone starts a war and loses it --- bad things usually happen.

When you start talking about giving the land them Kentuckians stole from the people who lived there before --you know -- the peaceful Native people who really owned it maybe - I say MAYBE some might believe your crocodile tears.

Walk the talk or stop the talking.

Nope Jerusalem needs to be 100% under the control of the Jews as it was before the Romans messed things up....

[Edited by: flyboyUT at 7/27/2014 4:58:12 PM EST]
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:40:09 PM

Had a nice t-storm blow through. Wish we had more like that.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:27:07 PM

That is introducing a lot of politics into the "peaceful cafe".

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/27/2014 4:27:30 PM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:48:26 PM

Yes that is the Palestinian flag. I mean no harm to anyone here. I am just recognizing that in my opinion, until Palestinian Arabs have their own homeland no peace will be reached. The West Bank is not Israel's and needs to be a Palestinian homeland or returned to Jordan, at least. Let the Jordanians control what happens and take the reigns of the effects of it.

The old walled city of Jerusalem needs to be under UN control as it once was and available to all who have a religious calling to it.

[Edited by: btc1 at 7/27/2014 3:49:50 PM EST]
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:45:26 PM

I see a lemonade stand in your future, jay. We do them around here for charity, like the Salvation Army. Maybe you could do some for your father-in-law, when he comes over to watch the news!!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:12:15 PM

Thanks Jay, but too sour. for me.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 12:51:55 PM

Anyone need lemons? I have hundreds of them..
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:38:41 AM

<<having a splendid day in paradise>> <<you got it wrong. Paradise is out here on the West Coast>>

"Here I am, stuck in the middle"

--Jeff Healey
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:12:28 AM

"Steve, you got it wrong. Paradise is out here on the West Coast!!"


LOL, but its a tad bit warm in Paradise right now...

*ROTFL*

Have a blessed day, folks!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:59:24 AM

Steve, you got it wrong. Paradise is out here on the West Coast!!

Have a good day all.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:51:03 AM

Sadly must report that the atrocious behavior of two posters is verified here. I have not been blocked from seeing either of them but already saw enough to know they are not worth replying to ever.

And happily moving right along from that distasteful subject, having a splendid day in paradise and hope yours is truly superb as well.

It is the really fine respectful people in here on both sides of the center with their various takes on each subject that keep me coming back...
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:05:03 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:59:33 AM

Cliff, I agree with Rnorm on netgear. I have had my netgear for about 6 years without problem. It does not drag down my download speed to any recognized value. It is still fast as ever.

Good Morning! Stormy days and nights here!

I am sorry many do not understand my opposition of the two posters made invisible to me recently and the uproar it has caused for this "neutral" area of US Politics. My apologies for my part in the disturbance, if it affected you negatively. I still would do it again, however. Their actions against the "normal" of standard discussion has been atrocious in the past and will continue. I just was trying to nip it in the bud.

Have a great day!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:21:58 AM

"As I stated over there, the original cafe (this one) was intended to be a social outlet for political posters, no matter their views. Obviously, that purpose failed. Sad."


Actually, it didn't fail...its just that some people couldn't put politics aside and socialize without being insulting and other folks who never even came to the original Cafe now are social butterflies...

Regardless, its all good, as there now seems to be peace in both places...
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:18:12 AM

Cliff:

Netgear makes pretty good routers...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:28:09 AM

Good morning. It is going to be hot and muggy at the Brickyard this afternoon. I will be watching from my "famous name" recliner in my family room.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:06:43 AM

Good morning.
Sat on my deck this morning with a hot cup of coffee and watched the sun rise.

Question:

I had to disconnect my WiFi router yesterday.
It was dragging my download speed from 52.5mbps, when I first connected it three months ago, to 18.25mbps yesterday.

Recommendations for a new router?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:50:33 PM

Nice to see a few new posters. Hope you guys drop in now and then.
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:32:16 PM

I never discovered the "other" thread...
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:48:06 PM

Good evening all. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

A few days ago I discovered the "other" US Politics cafe and how it came to be.

As I stated over there, the original cafe (this one) was intended to be a social outlet for political posters, no matter their views. Obviously, that purpose failed. Sad.

GTH
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:26:34 PM

Nice walk along the water this morning. Very humid out there. This song was playing while listening to the pounding surf. Enjoy.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:15:36 AM

Good morning Gas Buds in the cafe'. It's a little cool up here in Sylvan Lake today with some light rain but that's okay. I will have to clean up my yard today as there was a lot of wind these past few days. But something to do so that's okay with me.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:19:39 AM

Morning all!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:04:44 AM

"Good to see so many of my buds here in the cafe', the real one. All the best to you."


Same to you my brother and I hope all is well with you and your bride and the rest of your family...

Have a great weekend!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:57:43 AM

Good Morning!

Saturday is always my lazy day. Just about to get ready for whatever comes along and try to figure out how to get out of it! Waiting for some strong storms tonight and tomorrow.

Enjoy your day!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:30:46 AM

Morning gang.

What's a weekend.

When I get an unplanned day, my favorite question is to get up in the morning and wonder: "What shall I do today?"

Love that.

Then if I can manage to string a few of those days together I might get a day where I get up and wonder: "What day is it?"

THAT'S when I know I'm getting really relaxed.

Retirement sounds good in that respect...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:20:38 AM

Good morning. Welcome to the weekend. AND all the retired folks ask, "What's a weekend?"
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:02:12 AM

Happy, good to see you as well.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:39:37 PM

Good to see so many of my buds here in the cafe', the real one. All the best to you.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:27:27 PM

Have a great weekend everyone. Dinner with my lady...work at the hunt club tomorrow...dinner at my lady's house tomorrow with all of our kids and their significant others...followed by a play! Hope you all stay safe and maybe see you this weekend but doubtful!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:45:25 PM

Hey everybody!

Wow. Crazy few days. Busier than a coked up super guitarist in a stadium full of fans.

Agree on the praise for sgm's style here.

It is the respectful ones that keep me coming back.

Funny how they are usually the ones not too far from the center.

Hope you have a fine weekend!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:07:40 PM

Much cooler than yesterday. Nice to not have the a/c running all day.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:28:40 PM

Oh I get it! The bbq! I thought you thought I had said you were Kawaii...... Nope, not that. But, damn good. LOL!
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:19:45 PM

btc1, the answer.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:30:48 AM

Good morning all....!!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:44:17 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:07:33 AM

Itty Bitty BBQ

Still it begs the question, Why?
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:40:49 AM

SE, " I do respect your opinions and research, sgm, even though my auto correct keeps changing your initials. " Yeah, sam, it does that to me too!

Good Morning! A little cooler here SE 54F.

Have a great day everyone in both Cafe's!!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:19:57 AM

Good morning. Sunny and 57 degrees. It's been a very cool July. Not complaining--I like it.
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