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Diner Newz & Multimedia / Re: Doomstead Diner Comic Strip
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 01:14:27 PM »
Russiagate is probably fake. However, I also understand why some people might be concerned about that Flynn thing and
the Manafort thing
and the Tillerson thing
and the Sessions thing
and the Kushner thing
and the Wray thing
and the Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius “Russian Law Firm of the Year” thing
and the Carter Page thing
and the Roger Stone thing
and the 198 Million voter records thing
and the Felix Sater thing
and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
and the Rosneft thing
and the Gazprom thing
and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
and the Azerbajain thing
and the “I love Putin” thing
and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
and the Lavrov thing
and the Sergey Kislyak thing
and the Oval Office thing
and the Gingrich/Kislyak phone calls thing
and the Russian Business Interests thing
and the Emoluments Clause thing
and the Alex Schnaider thing
and the hack of the DNC thing
and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
and the Cyprus bank thing
and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
and the election hacking thing
and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
and the Steele Dossier thing
and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by Trump in the Trump University scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing
and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing
and the Agent M16 following the money thing
and the Trump team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing
and the let’s fire Comey thing
and the Mueller let’s fire him too thing
and the Election night Russian trademark gifts thing
and the Russian diplomatic compound electronic equipment destruction thing
and the let’s give back the diplomatic compounds back to the Russians thing
and the donny Jr met with Russians thing
and the Trump allowing the deadline for signing the Russian sanctions bill pass
SO yeah there’s probably nothing there, but if there is, "what about Hillary!?"
Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Requiem for an Automobile
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 12:50:42 PM »
your killin' me man.....

Not a chance. You were mean to fatso's, so pay the price.

Fat girls have feelings to you know, you skinny plick.   :exp-grin:



Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Requiem for an Automobile
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 12:40:39 PM »
Getting back to the 1st & foremost topic, RE's rice wagon.....

If I knew you'd still be here for the next few years I'd "circle the wagon's" (pun intended)
& debate you on the legitimacy of your decision about turning your Mazda soccer mom ride
into a electrified grocery getter.

If & when I ever start another car build it would be an electric conversion.
I used to own a '64 Spitfire. I know where it sits & I'd yank the Brit 4 cyl & drop an
electric motor into the little critter with a 1 cyl ICE propane to juice the batteries.
Guys are converting old V-Dubs to electric & either using straight battery power or
the 1 cyl ICE setup. It's do-able & not to expensive, $10k ish...
Knarfs Knewz / Trump’s Cabinet is the absolute best of all time. Ever.
« Last post by knarf on Today at 12:36:01 PM »
It's about time somebody gives Donald Trump the credit he deserves. Even if that person is Donald Trump.

"We're doing a lot of great things," the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting Monday. Further, he said, "we are getting tremendous accolades for what we're doing." What's more, "the Justice Department is doing a fantastic job," while the economy is growing "phenomenally," except for the drag from those hurricanes — the handling of which, Trump would again say Monday, earns him an "A-plus" grade. He also boasted about his yet-to-be-passed (or even proposed) tax cuts — the "largest tax cuts in the history of our country."

But the highest praise of all came for his Cabinet — or, rather, his own acumen in choosing this truly exceptional group of people seated at the table around him. "There are those that are saying it's one of the finest group of people ever assembled as a candidate — as a Cabinet," he said. (Trump's candidate-Cabinet mix-up followed his Friday mishap when he praised parents who sacrifice for the "furniture," rather than future, of their children.) "This is a tremendous amount of talent," Trump continued. "We have just gotten really, really, great people. I'm very proud of them."

And I'm very proud of Trump for recognizing the greatness of his Cabinet. But he is being modest. This isn't just "one of the finest" Cabinets. There has never been a Cabinet like this before — and there probably will never be one like it in the furniture.

Sure, George Washington sat around the Cabinet table with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox and Edmund Randolph. Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War with William Seward, Salmon Chase and Edwin Stanton. Franklin Roosevelt beat the Depression and the Nazis with Henry Morgenthau, Harold Ickes and Henry Stimson.

But Washington didn't have a professional-wrestling executive in his Cabinet, nor an education secretary foresighted enough to warn the country about the danger posed to schools by bears. He didn't even have an education secretary!

Lincoln didn't think to hire a Cabinet secretary who proposed abolishing the very Cabinet agency he runs, as Trump has found in Energy Secretary Rick Perry. As Lincoln would have said: Oops!

FDR never had on his Cabinet someone he'd compared to a child molester, as Trump has with Ben Carson, his secretary of housing and urban development.

No matter how you measure it — billionaires, white men, oddballs — this Cabinet is extraordinary. Alexander Hamilton's entire treasury probably didn't have the amount of money EPA chief Scott Pruitt has spent on a soundproof phone booth, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has spent on her security detail, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife spent taking a government jet to Kentucky, where they viewed the eclipse, or tried to spend, requesting a government plane for their honeymoon.

They are so good that Trump doesn't need to be modest about it. John F. Kennedy may have brought Camelot to Washington, but he thought it necessary to acknowledge the genius of his predecessors, declaring a White House gathering of Nobel laureates the most extraordinary collection of talent — except for "when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Even Jefferson, however, would have to tip his tricorn to the superior accomplishments of this Cabinet.

Never before has a Cabinet been this obsequious. Recall Trump's first Cabinet meeting? "Mr. President, what an incredible honor." "I can't thank you enough." "It is just the greatest privilege of my life."

Never has a Cabinet incurred so many probes and reprimands in so little time. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley earned a reprimand for improper political activity, while Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's attempted intimidation of lawmakers has come under review, as have actions by Pruitt and Mnuchin.

Never has a Cabinet endured more humiliation with more aplomb. Two members (Reince Priebus and frequent-flier Tom Price) have already been sacked. Trump publicly eviscerated Attorney General Jeff Sessions and contradicted Mnuchin and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. CIA Director Mike Pompeo has routinely endured Trump's criticism of his workers, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has watched Trump savage her husband (Trump's "friend") Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, recently disemboweled by Trump in tweets and, after the "moron" comment became public, challenged by Trump to an IQ test, sat at Trump's right arm on Monday. Like all other Cabinet members he remained silent, seen but not heard, as the president did all the talking in front of the cameras.

Tillerson, clinging to his job by his fingertips, has been so badly undermined by Trump that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) says he's been castrated. Tillerson denies he's a eunuch. "I checked," he said Sunday on CNN. "I'm fully intact."

George Washington's Cabinet was pretty good. But this? Best. Cabinet. Ever.
Knarfs Knewz / Leonardo DiCaprio, backs Beyond Meat
« Last post by knarf on Today at 12:26:51 PM »

One of the leading environmentalists among Hollywood's leading men, Leonardo DiCaprio, has added his name to the list of backers for the beef-less, veggie burger maker, Beyond Meat.

“I am thrilled to officially welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to the Beyond Meat family,” said Ethan Brown, the chief executive of Beyond Meat, in a statement. “His investment and role as an advocate reflects a shared vision that meat made directly from plants, like our Beyond Burger, has enormous benefits for human health, the climate, natural resources, and animal welfare."

Turns out that ole Leo was helping out the company in its earliest days... providing feedback on the burgers as Beyond Meat prepared its vegetable proteins for their big debut.

"I look forward to continuing to collaborate as we bring delicious, satiating products to a rapidly increasing consumer base," said Brown.

For his part, ole Leo waxed poetic and profound about his decision to join the meatless meat-substitute's investor team.

“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions," DiCaprio said in a statement. "Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”

Beyond Burger is now sold in over 2,000 stores including stores owned by Kroger and Albertsons Companies.

"The company's ability to create appealing, healthy meat directly from plants will go a long way in helping every day consumers take action on climate change,” DiCaprio said.

Beyond Burger is also sold at fast food chains across the country including BurgerFi, Epic Burger and Veggie Grill.

While Beyond Meat's new investor has star wattage, the company's competitors have bigger pocketed investors. They include Impossible Foods, the Bill Gates-backed company that's raised $75 million, and protein-based entrants like Memphis Meats and --seemingly -- Hampton Creek.

In a market where other companies look to have raised mega-dollars, it's going to take more than DiCaprio's star wattage to make a dent in the market.

    This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Requiem for an Automobile
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 12:25:50 PM »

I still have a desire for one of these.

Nah.  No passenger seat.  What good is a hot set of wheels if you can't pick up hot babes with it?  ???  :icon_scratch:

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Are you blind ?
The bitch pad is right there on the rear fender.
That scooter wasn't designed back in the day for crisco heavys to be riding on it.
No Fat Chicks allowed. Besides most European women are babes... They know how to keep the pie hole closed.
I'm relentless on obesity because it's self inflicted, just like booze, happy pills, SHOPPING ! etc....

Here's to you AZ! Skinny enough for you??    :exp-grin: :exp-grin:  ;D :o


                                     Crisco Babe Sally

your killin' me man.....
Scientists, behavioral researchers and psychologists have known for years that pot can be addictive. But more research has just been published illustrating just how weed can act on our brains.

A group of neuroscientists has studied how “long-term exposure” to the active compound in marijuana could affect the way brain cells are implicated in addiction. They found that the activity of certain neurons they were studying changed over time.

The research happened in an unlikely place: Brigham Young University, which is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “In general, we downplay marijuana a bit. But really it’s less of a big deal for adults than for adolescents whose brains aren’t fully developed,” says Jeff Edwards, a neuroscientist at BYU.

Scientists already knew that weed could activate the reward pathway associated with addiction. This study adds more detail to how brain cells around that pathway might modulate it. But this paper’s findings aren’t directly applicable to human health; the experiments were done on brain cells from adolescent mice, not on human brain cells or in live mice.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported that 6.3 percent of American adults could have been diagnosed with pot addiction at some point in their lives. (The proper, technical term is “cannabis use disorder” or “marijuana use disorder.”)

The diagnostic criteria for the condition include physical symptoms, such as experiencing cravings or withdrawal. The criteria also include room to consider how the drug may negatively affect a person’s personal or professional life. Similar criteria exist for addiction to other drugs or things. This particular pot-related diagnosis has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—a key handbook for psychiatrists and psychologists—since 2013.

When a person takes drugs, something happens to a group of cells in the brain that make dopamine. Over time, patterns of activity in these cells can contribute to addiction and dependency.

“We’ve known marijuana can lead to an addiction in some people, and we know that it happens because marijuana stimulates dopamine production and makes you feel good,” says Alan Budney, a psychiatrist and substance abuse specialist at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. “In terms of demonstrating that it can be addictive, we’re beyond that already.”

What exactly happens to these dopamine-producing cells can vary, depending on which drug is taken and which receptor and cells the drug can bind to. THC, the active ingredient in pot, can bind to a receptor on brain cells called CB-1. This receptor can be found in mice and human brains, and mostly in the same brain regions in both species, Edwards said.

Edwards used government-issue marijuana compounds for the research. Other than the obvious concerns about drugs being removed from the lab—a concern with any regulated substance at any university—there was nothing particularly notable about doing the research on the BYU campus, he said. “The institution here knew I was doing the research. They didn’t mind.”
Frostbite Falls Newz / FIRST SNOW 2017!
« Last post by RE on Today at 11:19:11 AM »
We are currently getting our first snowfall in the Mat Valley for 2017.  This is the earliest it has come in quite a few years by my recollection.  It's still quite light at the moment, I don't know how much accumulation we might get.

Both Spring and Summer here this year were extraordinarily wet with a lot of precipitation.  If this trend holds true through Winter, the Plowboys will have a LOT of work to do this winter!  We had one winter here early on when I first moved here where there were just MOUNTAINS of snow in the parking lots and driving around was like driving through the Grand Canyon.

I am not looking forward to having to clear my uncovered car from snowfall, big pain in the ass.  However, at least once I dispose of the Mazda it is only one car without a roof over its head, not too bad.

Mostly I like the snow better than all the rain.  When I go outside for a smoke, the flakes are easily wiped off and I don't get wet.  With lots of rain i have to gear up for going outside with a rainproof jacket and hat and something over my legs while I sit in my seat on the porch for the smoke.

As annoying as snow can be in terms of getting around every day, it still is very beautiful, especially right at the beginning of Winter before you get totally sick of it.  All that Pure White decorating the landscape really makes it seem like ALASKA!  :icon_sunny:

Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: Requiem for an Automobile
« Last post by Golden Oxen on Today at 11:01:58 AM »

I still have a desire for one of these.

Nah.  No passenger seat.  What good is a hot set of wheels if you can't pick up hot babes with it?  ???  :icon_scratch:

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Are you blind ?
The bitch pad is right there on the rear fender.
That scooter wasn't designed back in the day for crisco heavys to be riding on it.
No Fat Chicks allowed. Besides most European women are babes... They know how to keep the pie hole closed.
I'm relentless on obesity because it's self inflicted, just like booze, happy pills, SHOPPING ! etc....

Here's to you AZ! Skinny enough for you??    :exp-grin: :exp-grin:  ;D :o


                                     Crisco Babe Sally
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