OPEN THREAD 20191112

Basically, all legal free speech is allowed. We will assist the authorities in dealing with illegal speech. You are each other’s moderators. Have fun. And don’t forget to MAGA at nuclear levels.

Citizen U

PS – this is DAY 6.

The 6th element is CARBON.

Like boron, carbon has two stable isotopes, 12 and 13.

Carbon is HOW you are here. Materialists would say it’s WHY you are here.

Think about that one. And enjoy the show!

239 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20191112

  1. Carbon?

    Wonderful stuff. It comes in at least three very different forms: graphite, diamond, and fullerenes.

    Graphite is where the carbon forms a hex-grid sheet. It’s turning out that those sheets are very strong for their thickness, when isolated they form graphene which conducts electricity and heat very well, and is 100 times stronger than the same weight of steel.

    Diamond is a three dimensional lattice, and of course holds the record for hardness of a material.

    The fullerenes are basically 2 dimensional grids, bent into cylinders and spheres. The smallest fullerene, with 60 carbon atoms, has the same structure as the seams on a soccer ball, a “truncated icosahedron.”

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        1. Preferably LARGE ones!
          When first married, my dear heart used to say that since I was so petite any jewelry should also be “petite”….I soon informed him I would really like to go on the “gaudy “ side when it came to diamonds .
          (Ha!…and he thought he could get away with such a ridiculous line!)

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      1. It’s not so much the four bonding sites as the fact that carbon, unlike silicon (for example) which also has four sites…can make chains and rings of itself. Silicon will only form chains with alternating oxygen atoms.

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        1. I know this is the common accepted knowledge (these two ideas – tetravalency and self-enchaining). But it pushes another question. Why is alternation prohibitive? Or is it just non-competitive with carbon under MOST conditions of life, like those we know?

          Let’s say that two requirements of a life-supporting biochemical system are ACTUALLY fundamentals such as:

          ABILITY TO FORM LINEAR POLYMERS (to create messages)


          ABILITY TO BRANCH FROM MONOMERS (to create an alphabet)


          WORKING ENERGY ECONOMY (whatever the system)

          Why is diatomic alternation of a “sweet pair” like silicon and oxygen not an allowable solution for the backbone, given some proper milieu of monomers and their supporting chemistry? Thus, perhaps in some more reductive and silicon-rich environment where carbon compounds become less competitive or non-competitive but siloxanes are STILL competitive, we could see THAT alternative prosper.

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          1. The answer to that is undoubtedly a good one.

            I just have no idea what it is.

            (One thing I’ll toss out there as pure speculation is that perhaps it would work…but at a higher temperature range.)

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    1. My son had an carbon bike he bought custom made for him from Italy about 20 years ago. My son is 6/4 and the bike was perfect for him. The bike was assembled in the US and costed at the time over $10,000.

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    1. we are in upper 60s down here in Paradise ! that’s bone chillin for us’ns ! and everybody’s in a real Good Mood suddenly with all the cooler temps…more ALIVE ! adios humidity ! ….

      and more Good News :

      H Season is almost over !


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    2. daughnworks247 says:
      WTF? It’s 23 degrees here.
      23 degrees?
      More like our annual low temp.
      Sunday we drove to Columbus spend a day and night there. We left about 5 PM to drive home and the temperature was dropping and it rained at first than sleet.
      The closer we got to home the less rain and temperature went up to 46F
      Woke up this morning 1″ snow and temperature dropped into the twenties.
      My son from Ann Arbor MI called me they were supposed to get 1-3″ of snow and they got 10″.
      Daughn I am surprised that it is so called in the South where you live.
      We normally do not see temperature in the twenties until mid December and snow until January.
      Not complaining I like the seasons and snow.

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  2. Good Morning to all of U 😀

    just in time for breakfast…(or the first round of food fights !)….

    What You/We Need To Know About FOOD …from Mr Woodward ….

    just say NO ! to soy

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        1. Seems to me that if you are worried about the Q Tree and its populace then they are owning a whole lot of real estate in your head.

          Back in the day, the University of Miami was known simply as “The U”. They were known to be mean. lean and faster than lightning. One time they got off a plane in battle fatigues. The lily-livered NCAA elite were all upset – thugs they called them. Of course they also kicked everybody’s ass. “It ain’t braggin’ if you can back it up.”

          I refer to this blog as “The U” because that’s how I view our joint adventure here. We are unbridled from and uninhibited by convention and pretence. We respect and acknowledge opposing views and we engage with honesty. But we are “The U” – lean, mean and way out ahead. We may engage and perhaps even squabble among ourselves – but to all others we are The U – Unite, Unbridled, Undeterred – just NEVER Unkempt.

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  3. I’m happy to be in our green leafy tree
    With kith and kin and tranquility
    Where birds of a feather flock together
    But diverse, we don’t always agree

    We discuss much, but with civility
    And with respect, over here, that’s key
    The world has enough trouble and strife
    This tree’s our home and our family

    In a canyon adjacent to our tree
    A wolf pack runs, both wild and free
    Running, ravening, slavering jaws
    Ready to destroy their enemies

    Prepared for the fight for liberty
    They rip and tear those who disagree
    With no holds barred , they win every fight
    Leaving traitors no choice but to flee

    The fight to come is vicious, we’ll see
    And though the wild life is not for me
    The wolves stand ready on the front line
    It’s good, I say, let the wolves run free.

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  4. 13 Things PMS Stands For:

    1. Pass My Shotgun.
    2. Psychotic Mood Shift
    3. Perpetual Munching Spree
    4. Puffy Mid-Section
    5. People Make me Sick
    6. Provide Me with Sweets
    7. Pardon My Sobbing
    8. Pimples May Surface
    9. Pass My Sweatpants
    10. Pissy Mood Syndrome
    11. Plainly: Men Suck
    12. Pack My Stuff…..and my favorite….
    13. Potential Murder Suspect

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  5. Posted this OT long ago:

    Who’s Boss?

    When the Lord made Man, all the parts of the body argued over who would be Boss.

    The Brain explained that since he controlled all the parts of the body, he should be Boss.

    The Legs argued that since they took the Man wherever he wanted to go, he should be Boss.

    The Stomach countered with the explanation that since he digested all the food, he should be Boss.

    The Eyes said that without them, Man would be helpless, so they should be Boss.

    Then the Ass Hole applied for the Job. The other parts of the body laughed so hard that the Ass Hole became mad and closed up.

    After a few days, the Brain went foggy, the Legs got wobbly, the Stomach got ill, the Eyes got crossed and unable to see.

    They all conceded and made the Ass Hole Boss.

    This proves you don’t have to be a Brain to be Boss……just an Ass Hole.

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  6. I’m on a roll here…last one (I promise)

    A few days after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen and listening to her son playing with his new electric train in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son said, “All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses on the train cause we’re leaving!”

    The mother went in and told her son, “We don’t use that kind of language in this house. Now, I want you to go to your room for two hours. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language.”

    Two hours later, mother was still working in the kitchen. Her son comes out of the bedroom and resumes playing with the train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, “All passengers who are disembarking the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for riding with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again. For those of you boarding, we ask that you stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking except in the club car. We hope that you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today. For those of you who are pissed off about the two hour delay, please see the bitch in the kitchen.”

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    1. This reminds me of an exchange between me and our son who was about 5 at the time. Previous, I had admonished him for using foul language, although I knew he was just repeating something he’d heard, and I applied his tongue to a bar of soap, not a lot, but just enough. Later, we were doing some remodeling on our kennel, and he came in and told me, “Mom, those men are saying soap words”. I just about died! (Well, I managed to keep it in and told my hubby later!)

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  7. F-Word, F-Word, F-Word!!! WP SUCKS!!!
    Why da F do my posts go to bin on ALL Wolfie’s QTH threads???
    I feel like a child of divorce, but weirder. Same Parent, U house okay, Q house no-kay. 🥴🥴🥴🤯🤯🤯

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    1. I find it quite ironic the only factually known Quid Pro Quo offender to a foreign country has been Creepy Joe Biden who admitted it on video. And yet, the Demonrats are still going after President Trump for unproven accusations of the same thing.

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      1. Fucking with words still (not you, Andy – THEM)…..nothing whatsoever wrong with quid pro quo – should be absolutely required when they get taxpayer $$$$. What Biden did was outright bribery and a violation of the emoluments clause – he no doubt benefited financially.

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        1. I watched Scott Adams being interviewed the other day, and he said that every presidential call to a foreign leader should include some kind of quid pro quo.

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      2. Andy the democrats are projecting their own criminality on POTUS. I hope all their deeds get exposed and punishment fallowed. I can dream ? 🙂

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            1. I’m also in the “doubt Walt was a pedo” camp, but I think the pedos moved in in a HUGE WAY once the old Hollywood Moguls were chased out by the cultural Marxists. The pedos began controlling a lot of Disney programming, especially the TV channel, by the mid-nineties.

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              1. I mean…of course I never knew the man…just based on what I’ve read ab him in the past….nothing like the crap that goes on there nowadays.

                I agree w/ andy’s take on it.

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            1. The TV programming was dubious by the mid-90s. I actually LOCKED THE CHANNEL, because the programming was attractive to kids, but very:

              – anti-Christian
              – anti-listen-to-parents
              – cultural Marxist memes
              – pro-Goth-emo-leather-punk-weird
              -promoted role models of adult “friends” of kids OVER their “misunderstanding” parents

              All it took was one Disney channel daytime drama and the ads for more to make me cut it off completely. LOCKED OUT.

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          1. i remember a video showing the satanic images in Disney cartoons—one in particular stuck out to me (no pun intended)–it showed Mickey (black and white–very early on) working in a cheese factory putting holes in cheese wheels with what appears to be his hard penis (in his shorts)…I thought WTH?

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  9. Theme Sing…Theme Song….Take 3…

    someone here the other day brought up the excellent idea of a Theme Song for the U Tree..

    my contribution is here…

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    1. I haven’t watched the show in decades, but I thought you placed your bet after you knew the topic, but before you knew what the answer (question) was.

      Finding out he had no clue and was going to lose the money anyway, he went for it.


  10. This article doesn’t mention he was raised by two other well-known Weathermen, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn while his actual parents were in prison for murder and armed robbery. And now San Francisco will go from very bad to much, much worse for it’s citizens and tourists.

    “The son of parents who were members of the radical left-wing Weather Underground, Boudin grew up with his parents incarcerated for their roles in an armed robbery that left three men dead.”

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    1. FTA…”…sweeping criminal justice reforms.”

      IOW : Let All The Criminals Free!…We Don’t Need No Stinking Prisons !

      …when there just aren’t enuff sidewalks Left !

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      1. I would hate to be a store owner in San Francisco now that crooks know they won’t be prosecuted for shoplifting crimes if the stolen goods are worth less than $950. Just imagine all the flash mob robberies that will now occur and the police won’t respond.

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    2. I read a story on that said the new DA was visiting his cop killing father in prison as the votes were being counted.
      His mom is a professor now lol.

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  11. on a serious note…

    Israel being hit by rockets..

    article here…

    190 Rockets Launched At Israel Since Targeted Killing of Islamic Jihad Commander

    Nov 12, 2019

    “Sporadic fire from strip continues as IDF hits rocket landing cells; 46 israelis injured; 7 Gazans said killed; numerous cities in south, central Israel cancel school Wednesday.”

    article provides Liveblogging of the events as the nation grids for major escalation in violence…

    see more at the link.

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    1. Saw that on Fox & Friends this morning. It was their lead story at 6:00am EST. I always DVR to watch later in the morning since that would be 3:00am PST.

      I hope Israel bombs the bejeezus out of Gaza and the radical moslems.

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    2. We cannot possibly imagine what it would be like to fight terrorists in our own backyard, and be expected to take incoming fire.
      All the whining would disappear, instantly.

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  12. Things That Sound Dirty In Golf

    10. Nuts…my shaft is bent
    9. After 18 holes I can barely walk
    8. You really whacked the hell out of that sucker
    7. Look at the size of his putter
    6. Keep your head down and spread your legs a bit more
    5. Mind if I join your threesome?
    4. Stand with your back turned and drop it
    3. My hands are so sweaty I can’t get a good grip
    2. Nice stroke, but your follow through has a lot to be desired
    1. Hold up…I need to wash my balls first

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    1. Things That Sound Dirty In Law

      10. Have you looked through her briefs?
      9. He is one hard judge!
      8. Counselor, let’s do it in chambers.
      7. His attorney withdrew at the last minute.
      6. Is it a penal offense?
      5. Better leave the handcuffs on.
      4. For $200 an hour, she better be good!
      3. Can you get him to drop his suit?
      2. The judge gave her the stiffest one he could
      1. Think you can get me off?

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      1. reminds me immediately of the so-called remark made by Arnold Palmer supposedly on Johnny Carson’s show after Johnny asked him what he did for good luck, if anything, before playing golf…and AP replied that his wife kisses his balls…..ha ha ha….and then Johnny said something like I bet that made your putter stand up ! or something like that…and then another time, also on The Johnny Carson Show, when Zsa Zsa Gabor had a cat in her lap and asked if Johnny wanted to pet her…oh…here…read for yrself..


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        1. I miss Johnny! I have a 7-tape set of his show and pull it out now and then when I am feeling nostalgic. He could crack you up with a look! He and his estate has given literally millions to Norfolk and the University of Nebraska. His sister’s son now handles his estate.

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      2. saw a bumper sticker on an Audi once that said Lawyers Do It In Their Briefs


        and another bumber sticker on the back of a hairdresser’s car that said Tease It Til It Stands Up


        that’s it..I’m done.

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      1. The voting system is corrupted not only in Kentucky and Florida but especially in California. There are as many good people there as anywhere else but they have no voice. Their leadership is in so deep that they’ll watch it go down rather than pay with their lives to have it fixed.

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    1. Is that not what we suspected that the body could have been switched? Would not surprise me. Maybe I have seen to many spy movies ?


  13. Try not to buy anything from China. They have no moral compass and want to poison their enemies … their tear gas is way beyond deterrent

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  14. Well, I just held my nose and skulked over to Marica’s Combination Prayer and Sex Blog once again and I was glad to see PHC is still alive and kicking. He sure has been in hospice a long time, well over 6 months.

    Anyway, it’s the same old dirty old woman’s fantasy palace, complete with see-through lingerie photos and rampant sex talk.

    I always wonder how they type so well with only one hand.

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  15. Here’s Eeyore’s thread on the IG. Atkisson was actually involved in FISAgate., corrupt himself, and covering for the small group.

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    1. That’s the problem with living in the Plains States, basically the middle of our country. There are no mountain ranges to stop the bitter cold winds from blowing down from Canada. As a kid with a morning paper route in Oklahoma, I was only too well familiar with those blasts of cold weather. That cold wind would bite right through any outer wear available back then.



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