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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: Jul 29, 2014 10:04:30 PM

"Norm, I imagine it is kind of toasty down there in the Coachella Valley."


Yeah it is...I get up before day, capture a few great sunrises and high tail it back to the resort before the heat hits...then venture out at the end of the day to see if I can get sunsets...

But I have to say that the sunrises are easier than the sunsets (cuz its still hot then)...LOL
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:10:01 PM

Happy, I have seen some pictures on line of the Sylvan Lake shoreline. I understand what you mean by the $$$$ properties. Very pretty area.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:32:10 PM

I went for a boat cruise around a Sylvan. Lake this morning. So many gorgeous properties around the lake. It's like the shores are lined with $$$
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 12:57:31 PM

Hamas continues to be put on the ropes, Israel bombed the power plant, radio and television stations, and even the home of the Hamas leader. Until the Palestinian people choose to end their support of Hamas, their world will be torn down. It's truly amazing to watch a people so full of hate cut their own noses off to spite their face.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:44:59 AM

Norm, I imagine it is kind of toasty down there in the Coachella Valley.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:08:43 AM

btc if "fly, not going to get into with that with you here.". Then why did you bring it up????

Then you compound it by saying "I am happy to be on the intellectual side of that." which at best is highly debatable to the extreme. In other words I doubt the "warmer" side is as intellectual as you wish it to be.

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:48:13 AM

Morning folks, waving from Palm Springs....
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:46:12 AM

I am enjoying the cooler weather this morning. Hope everyone is having a nice day.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:39:39 AM

Morning all!

Keep on smilin'
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:24:34 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:03:57 AM

Welp, we did break last years record low this morning. 53F! fly, not going to get into with that with you here. Just gonna say I am happy to be on the intellectual side of that.

Good Morning! Great day ahead, enjoy it!
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:57:09 AM

"Did you guys set that record for lowest temperature"

From NOAA website: "MINIMUM 50 11:59 PM"

Apparently

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/29/2014 8:57:31 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:17:53 AM

"It is a sunny, cool April morning here. Why does the calendar in my computer say today is July 29?"


LOL! Are you sure its not April's Fool bro? Did you guys set that record for lowest temperature in July?



[Edited by: RNorm at 7/29/2014 8:18:57 AM EST]
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:16:29 AM

It is a sunny, cool April morning here. Why does the calendar in my computer say today is July 29?
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hero4hire
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:44:06 AM

Current temp here is 61 and cloudy and only up to 80 here today with a small chance of rain.
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Elia_1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:15:49 AM

...Much cooler July than normal here too, last July we also experienced below average temps, but the July before that was scald-your-fingers-on-the-steering-wheel-hot with severe drought...Our earth's climate change mood swings seem to manifest in a bipolar manner.

Anyhow, mates! ...I have a copious amount of work to get done this week, so ..."I'm just movin' on you'll forget about me after I've been gone"

...Wishing you & your loved ones a restful night & a great week everybuddy! :)
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:05:29 PM

Hope your enjoying some of that there Glowbull Warming your always trying to say is happening btc.....

Sooner or later you 'warmers' are gonna get the message it aint happening like you keep whining about.

[Edited by: flyboyUT at 7/28/2014 11:06:23 PM EST]
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:02:35 PM

Here in Lexington we set tomorrow's record low of 54F last year. We may drop that record in the morning.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:13:48 PM

The record low for this date in Indianapolis is 51° set back in 1881. The evening weather report said we will drop to 52 tonight.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:09:56 PM

"Warm and very humid here, at least compared to what is usual here."


LOL, in Palm Springs for a few days...and its a "cool" 105 as compared to the 116 they had last week...

*ROTFL*
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:52:10 PM

Warm and very humid here, at least compared to what is usual here.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 4:32:59 PM

"It's gonna be a hot one this week in Sylvan Lake."

It is 70F here (that would be 21C.). I don't remember a colder July here in the midwest in my lifetime.

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 7/28/2014 4:37:55 PM EST]
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 3:51:40 PM

It's gonna be a hot one this week in Sylvan Lake. Might even have to turn on the AC. Love it and a long weekend coming up.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:17:44 PM

AFS, how was that love and family filled weekend?
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:07:48 PM

Good morning to all.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:30:23 AM

Good morning everyone!!!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:28:09 AM

Good morning all.

OK, this is it. This is the last Monday in July 2014.

Make the best of this special day, you special person!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:53:47 AM

Morning all!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:53:57 AM

SE, here's to some icing for your little guys!

Good morning! I heard about the death of the 20 year old at Venice Beach, by lightning. Terrible. The storms through here yesterday, just caused downed trees and roofs blown off. No one died. Bad weather but not as bad.

Cool temps and great weather this week! Have a great day folks!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:26:18 AM

Morning one and all...Hoping everyone has a good day...
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:22:18 AM

Good morning. Cloudy and chilly here (63).

Awful thing about that thunderstorm, Norm. I weep for the death and hope for the survivors

Thanks for the well wishes for grandson's team. Just going to Williamsport will be awesome for them. Winning a couple of games would be topping on the cake.
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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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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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