OPEN THREAD 20191114

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 8.

The 8th element is OXYGEN.

Unlike boron, carbon, and nitrogen, which each have TWO stable isotopes, oxygen has THREE – 16, 17 and 18.

Oxygen, like nitrogen, fakes inertness by pairing with itself. It just doesn’t do it nearly as well as nitrogen, and thus, with a little help – such as HEAT or LIGHT, oxygen reacts nicely with a lot of things.

Oxygen in the air is like a shared half of a worldwide battery that we all use. Oxygen is a whole lot more important than carbon dioxide, although one might say that oxygen IS carbon dioxide – it’s just going ALONG FOR THE RIDE with carbon.


71 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20191114

  1. Here it is……….

    I am going to place this here on the U Tree since it does NOT pertain to FEELINGS….Pets, Recipes, Prayers to St Hutenkenuuter (That DIED YEARS ago… and is STILL DEAD)…..or the Traditions of “Holy” MEN.
    This post regards LOGIC… and REASONING.
    Thank God for President Trump! The AMERICAN People FINALLY have a “Leader” that CARES about US…. and… Our COUNTRY! And for a REAL….”Change that WE can Believe in”.
    OUR “Political” system is DAMN near DESTROYING …. US! “Voting” takes too long to CHANGE our “Leadership”.
    WE … MUST…. Have the RULES of “Law”… “DUE PROCESS” … “Right vs WRONG” … and an AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA….RETURNED to US! And Pretty Damn QUICK!
    WE… can NOT allow the USA to become Kalifornicators… or ChiCongo… Or Balls-No-More … much less Afcrapistan or Venus-Way-land.
    The … MEDIA… are KILLING this Country! Where are the Bazillionaires that CAN AFFORD to give US… a REAL “News” channel?
    ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN and EVEN FAUX are NOT doing their JOBS! Paul Ryan on the board of Faux? Faux is going COMMIE faster than ANY of us could believe. Faux has more and more LYING LIBERALS on as “Guests” AND…. As “HOSTS”. Donna Brazile? That gives the questions to a candidate in the Debates? Really?
    Where else do we turn? (Except to Flep, X22 Report, IPOT and other Internet AMERICAN PATRIOTS that are not DE-PLATFORMED…. Yet)
    There is only ONE show worth REALLY watching anymore on TV. It is: Life, Liberty and Levin. Why? You may ask? Levin “asks” QUESTIONS of his “Guests”…. and then….. LISTENS to them! (NOT INTERRUPTING) like Hannity, Tucker, Ingraham and the rest do! …I have gotten to the point where I endure their BULLSHIT just to hear their GUESTS! This “Life, Liberty and Levin” show is #1 for a reason.
    Most of the time, these other Faux shows are on “MUTE” until I SEE… a “guest” that I might want to hear. (I have the Internet Patriots on at the same time) and switch back and forth.
    Notice also…. When Marc Levin is on the Hannity “Show”….. Sean NEVER interrupts him? Hmmmm.
    EVERY “show” asks the SAME Damn Questions of the SAME guests…. expecting different answers?
    How are the DUMB MASSES ever supposed to LEARN the TRUTH?
    IF…. There is such a Patriotic Bazillionare out there that WILL start a REAL Channel…..
    I Propose the following “News” format:
    On this new channel….. Have 1 hour shows… with 1 or maybe 2 guests and let THEM talk. Make the “Guests” the FOCUS. (NOT the “Host”).
    Maybe even an hour or two with “Call-ins” from REAL AMERICANS? And are FREE to Name Names (Whistleblower?)… I heard Tucker tonight say that Faux does not tell him what to say or who to NOT expose….. BULLSHIT! Tucker is ultimately in it for himself (Like all the rest).
    Would this work? Will someone take the chance to INCREASE his/her RICHES with such a lineup?
    As it is….. It is NOT working!

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    1. You make good points about the media, which is somewhat akin to our education system in that they both have the responsibility to impart facts, and both are failing us. And it’s a very serious problem.

      I once saw Newt Gingrich complain to Hannity that he was not letting him talk. I don’t know, but I highly suspect that Levin has told Hannity that he won’t do his show unless he can talk without interruption.

      From the little I’ve seen of One America News Network (OANN), it’s somewhat better, but someone told me they also do the “fair and balanced” thing. This person didn’t watch because they didn’t want to sit through the liberal garbage and resulting conflict.

      So yes, we need a network that will give real news and even educational information about our country. Come to think of it, was this what Glenn Beck was trying to do when he first left FOX?

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      1. Actually, OANN is pretty good, altho it is irritating when they continually mis-pronounce names – my TV stays on that channel. However, they, like everyone else, avoided bringing up the back-story on the Mormon family in Mexico.

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    2. I fully agree with the first couple of paragraphs you wrote, Rayzorbak, but I think you need to realize one thing about the format of the talk shows other than Levin’s is totally different. All the other Fox News talk show hosts have multiple guests with limited time to interview each guest. Levin typically only has one guest for the full hour. I think that explains all the guest interruptions you don’t like. I don’t like them either, but I take into account those shows are broken into segments with one or more guests between each commercial.

      At least Fox News hosts aren’t as bad as CNN or MSDNC hosts who talk over conservative guests every time liberals are shown to be whackos.

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      1. I fully realize their “Format”… and that it could be worse (Cnn, MSLSD etc)
        I was just suggesting a NEW “Format” that has been PROVEN to work (Levin).
        Half of the “Guests” on Faux seem to be narrative promoters anyway. I for one don’t care one whit about “narrative” promoters. I want TRUTH!

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            1. I ❤ Jesse Waters ! 😀

              he has an impish, stylish boyish charm about his humor..

              but Gutfeld's approach is totally different…he has me falling of the chair and rolling in the aisles laughing LOL…he's more of the comedian…and quick off the cuff…

              both of them are the only reason I ever watch that network….other than Tucker and Judge Jeanine , sporadically.

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              1. I’m kind of getting tired of Tucker. Last night, he claims “Fox doesn’t tell me what to do. We are not using the WB name until we can verify it. That is what journalists do.” Yeah, right!!!!

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    3. One thing that would massively change news coverage would be to limit the legal protection against the dissemination of false information as this would curtail the spread of propaganda. I would change NYT v Sullivan’s “absence of malice” standard in a couple of ways. First, Sullivan’s absence of malice standard would only apply to a news story that is based on verifiable facts — the traditional two on the record sources reviewed and approved by an editor standard. Sullivan protections against charges of slander or libel would not be available to other reporting, such as recounting something someone says on twitter. The second change I would make is that I would remove Sullivan protections entirely from politicians and bureaucrats and political consultants – anyone who had within the past ten years received any income from a governmental entity or from a political campaign or from a political party.

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        1. I was trying to get at this with my two “on the record” sources idea. As I understand “on the record”, it means that the reporter and/or publication that published the reporter’s story can name the person and what they said to a reporter if the story is challenged.

          I think in order to get at your issue, stories that purport to be news would have to quote their sources. I’d be willing to consider this; it would have the effect of killing off much of the leaking from sources inside government.

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  2. In the words of Qoheleth, son of David, king of Jerusalem

    There’s a time to be born and a time to die
    To love and to hate
    There’s a time to fight and a time to win!

    To win Brothers!

    And all the people said, Amen.

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        1. ah yes !

          LOVE Tony Randall…

          never saw the Dr Lao flick, tho….looking at that clip posted, Dr Lao there is a deadringer for Hudson…the voice, the facial profile…

          but…yes…it’s Randall.

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  3. The Real Ukraine Controversy: An Activist U.S.Embassy And Its Adherence To The Geneva Convention


    Nov 13, 2019

    John Solomon Reports

    FTA : “The Geneva Convention is the UN-backed pact enacted during the Cold War that governs them against retribution. But it strictly mandates that foreign diplomats ‘have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State’ that hosts them.”

    ..the Ukraine media had been “abuzz” that Marie Yovanovitch had done just that a few weeks prior to Ukraine’s last presidential election when she called for the firing of the prosecutor…

    …but the article continues further…

    “I learned that Ukrainian officials, particularly the country’s prosecutors ,viewed Yovanovitch as the embodiment of an activist U.S. embassy in Kiev that ruffled feathers by meddling in internal law enforcemnt cases inside the country.”


    “…the U.S. embassy had pressured the Ukraine prosecutors in 2016 to drop or avoid pursuing several cases, including one involving the Soros-backed AntiCorruption Action center and two cases involving Ukraine officials who criticized Donald Trump and…Paul Manafort.”

    read much more about this, at the link + other embedded links…

    oh…and BTW…as a refresher re: Soros/Ukraine…

    yesterday’s “Star” Witness…Mr Twinkle Toes himself…

    …sat on the Board of a Ukrainian NGO… EEF (East Europe Foundation), connected to another Soros-funded Open Governments Partnership.

    please read further about that, here…


    from Oct 24, 2019

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  4. hi….this is just a comment about the format here….thinking maybe some confusion(s) might occur between ppl posting here sometimes b/c the “POST COMMENT” replies aren’t indented quite far enuff into a sub-paragraph…so it can be difficult to tell for sure to whom the Reply has been made.

    thank you for listening.


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  5. The Dems have already decided to impeach President Trump. This circus is just a pretense to try to justify to the public why they’re wasting so much time and money pursuing this B.S. rather than doing the work of the people.

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    1. You exhibit a lot of anger, N.B. Why, you’re still angry with your mother. I have to say I have never thought of my mother as a whore as you have publicly stated about your mother. That’s really not very nice. And you call her a whore even though she’s dead. Very sad.

      “My birth Mother was a whore – yes, a whore – this is just fact.”
      November 11, 2019 at 15:21


      1. Yep, the U Tree Psycho Queen showed her dirty side once again. You just never know which one of her personalities will show up on the blogs. Very entertaining to say the least. LOL!



    1. That’s some art, N.B. Did you draw those from memory? I liked this piece of art better even though it looks as though it was drawn by some psychotic patient in a mental ward….


  6. Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

    The frog hopped into the princess’ lap and said, “Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am. And then, my sweet, we can marry and set-up housekeeping in yon castle with my Mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”

    That night, on a repast of lightly sauteed frog legs, seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought, “I don’t fucking think so!”

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      1. I had frog legs way back in 1972 at Hung Far Low’s in downtown Portland. A GF and I had driven to Portland to visit with my folks who had just retired and moved there. We all went out to dinner that night. I ordered them more as a joke than anything, but they were really good.

        Reminded me of this old Gahan Wilson cartoon from Mad Magazine….

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