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The Diner Pantry / 🥣 Doomstead Diner Breakfast Special: 12/9/2018
« Last post by RE on Today at 03:51:57 AM »
While feasting on the fabulous food at the Royal Kepinsky, we started talking about what we would do with our day off on Sunday before the big Monday Meeting with Soros.  On the way to see the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, we passed by the OTHER side of Cairo, the not so pretty side.  Cairo like most other cities in the 3rd World has sprawling Slums where the not so lucky end up spending their lives in squalor and misery.

We decided we should do an all day trip out to bring meals to the Poor and Homeless of Cairo, as is our main mission on this trip besides gathering new recipes for the Diner.  So I waved over the Maitre d' as we finished dinner and he arrived promptly with a big smile.

"Is there something I can help you with sir?" he inquired.

"Yes.  Can you bring out the Head Chef please?" I requested.

The big smile turned into a worried look and he gave a slight bow and replied "Yes, or course sir." and probably did a world record for the 50 yard dash on his way to the kitchen.

He came back with the Head Chef, who Julia knew as she had taken some refresher classes with him at the Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts school in Paris a couple of years earlier.  She stood up, and gave him a big hug, which visibly took most of the tension off the Maitre d's face, who looked like he might have a coronary as he walked up to the table.

The Chef turned to me after finishing the greeting with Julia and asked "Was everything to your satisfaction, sir?"

"Oh yes, it was marvelous.  We just have a rather big request for tomorrow.  We would like to go out to feed the poor tomorrow and we would like to use your kitchen to prepare the meals after closing time tonight."

The Chef looked at the Maitre d' for what to do, and he wasted no time in responding.

"Oh yes of course sir!  But by no means will you need to do the preparations, we will have our staff stay overtime tonight and come in early to do the preparations for these meals.  How many do you think you will need?"

"About 500 Breakfasts & 500 Lunches"

The Head Chef's eyes practically popped out of his head, but he managed to mumble, "And, uh, what would you like for these meals?"

Julia took up the conversation here.

We can discuss that in the kitchen.  I'm thinking Fuul and Falafels for breakfast would be the easiest to prepare in large quantity".

The chef breathed a sigh of relief.  At least they didn't ask for 500 plates of Eggs Benedict!

I decided to chip in my idea for lunch.  "Your Prime Rib was superb.  I am thinking Prime Rib Sandwiches and a Salad would be a good lunchbox.  Maybe a dozen or so 7 Rib Standing Rib Roasts will do the trick sliced thin."

"Umm, we don't keep that many Wagyu Prime Rib Roasts on hand, will Grade A Prime Beef from Omaha Steaks do?  I can call the distributor here and we can slow roast them tonight and have them sliced and ready to go tomorrow afternoon."

"Yes, sure, that will be fine." I replied.

"OK sir, we will get to work on it right away."

"Thank you so much.  I will let George know what a great help you were to us on Monday".

"Mr. Soros is coming on Monday!" the Maitre d' exclaimed.  "Nobody told me!"

"It was a last minute thing.  Don't worry about it." I said.

"Yes sir." he said, but he still looked petrified.

We headed over to the bar after that and signed the check for the meal, charging it to Soros of course.  ;D

Following that, we headed back to the suite to get a good night's rest for our exertions on Sunday.

Below is the Breakfasts we found prepared and packed in Bento Boxes for the distribution to the Poor, which we started at 6AM and went until 11AM before returning to pick up the Lunches.


Today's Breakfast Special

Egyptian Fuul & Falafel Breakfast

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Trolls Trump Over Claim Cohen Documents Clear President
By Tom Porter On 12/8/18 at 6:24 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House on December 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Getty Images

George Conway, a prominent conservative lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has mocked President Donald Trump’s claim that sentencing documents filed in the prosecution of his former attorney "totally" clear the president.

"Except for that little part where the U.S. Attorney’s Office says that you directed and coordinated with Cohen to commit two felonies," Conway wrote in response to Trump. "Other than that, totally scot-free."

Read more: Who has Robert Mueller indicted? Full list of everyone charged as result of Russia collusion investigation

On Friday, Mueller in sentencing documents recommended that Cohen spend “substantial” time in prison for lying to investigators, despite the lawyer having cooperated with probes including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In August Cohen pleaded guilty in New York to arranging payouts to adult entertainer Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, on Trump’s orders.

The women claimed they had had affairs with Trump, and prosecutors now claim the payouts were made to silence them ahead of the 2016 presidential election in violation of campaign finance laws.

In Friday’s court filing, the Justice Department threw its weight behind Cohen’s claim he was acting on Trump's orders, claiming the payments were made in "coordination with and the direction of" Trump, named in the documents as "individual 1."

In a tweet Friday, Trump claimed the sentencing document “Totally clears the President. Thank you!”

Kellyanne Conway is one of President Trump’s staunchest defenders in the media, but her husband has been critical of members of the Trump administration, and on Friday joined other experts in claiming that the documents show investigators believe Trump broke the law.

“This is the first time that the government has alleged in its own voice that President Trump is personally involved in what it considers to be federal offenses," tweeted U.S. politics professor Daniel Drezner, in a message shared by Conway.


Free Huawei executive or face consequences, China warns Canada

Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US where she has been charged with fraud and could be jailed for 30 years.
5 hours ago

News of Meng's arrest sent jitters across global stock markets [Alexander Bibik/Reuters]

more on China

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China has warned Canada of "severe consequences" if it did not immediately release telecom company Huawei's chief financial officer (CFO), calling the case "extremely nasty".

"China strongly urges the Canadian side to immediately release the detained person, and earnestly protect their lawful, legitimate rights, otherwise Canada must accept full responsibility for the serious consequences caused," said a statement released by the Chinese foreign ministry on Saturday.

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's CFO and daughter of its founder, was arrested in Canada on December 1 and faces extradition to the United States.

The US alleges the 46-year-old executive covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.

If extradited to the US, Meng could face charges of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions, with a maximum sentence of 30 years for each charge.

Why are countries banning Huawei?

Canada's arrest of Meng at the request of the US, while she was changing plane in Vancouver, was a serious breach of her rights, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said.

The move "ignored the law, was unreasonable" and was in its very nature "extremely nasty", he added.

On Friday, a Canadian court heard the extradition plea, but no decision was reached after nearly six hours of arguments and counter-arguments. The case will be next heard on Monday.

There was no immediate reaction from the office of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Saturday.

When asked about the possible Chinese backlash after Meng's arrest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday that Canada has a very good relationship with Beijing.
'Deep freeze'

"There will probably be a deep freeze with the Chinese in high-level visits and exchanges," David Mulroney, former Canadian ambassador to China, said on Friday.

"The ability to talk about free trade will be put in the ice box for a while. But we're going to have to live with that. That's the price of dealing with a country like China."

Meng's arrest was on the same day that US President Donald Trump met in Argentina with China's Xi Jinping to look for ways to resolve an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies.


Why is China's biggest technology company being targeted?

The news of her arrest has roiled stock markets and drawn condemnation from Chinese authorities, although Trump and his top economic advisers have played down its importance to trade talks after the two leaders agreed to a truce.

A Huawei spokesman said on Friday the company has "every confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach the right conclusion."

The company has said it complies with all applicable export control and sanctions laws and other regulations.

Mass extinction could happen AGAIN as experts warn over repeat of ‘Great Dying’ that wiped out 96% of species

Scientists have shown that the Great Dying, which killed almost all of Earth's ocean creatures around 250 million years ago, was caused by global warming
By Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter
6th December 2018, 7:00 pm
Updated: 6th December 2018, 5:27 pm

THE LARGEST extinction event in Earth's history was caused by global warming - and our planet may be in for another enormous wipeout, scientists warn.

Continued climate change could lead to a repeat of the Great Dying, which killed off 96% of life on Earth around 250 million years ago.
Fossil records reveal that the Great Dying, which wiped out almost all life on Earth around 250 million years ago, was caused by global warming
University of Washington

Fossil records reveal that the Great Dying, which wiped out almost all life on Earth around 250 million years ago, was caused by global warming

Long before the dawn of the dinosaurs, Earth was populated with plants and animals that were mostly obliterated after a series of massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia.

The mass extinction, triggered 252million years ago, essentially set life on our planet back to square one, and was followed by a period spanning millions of years in which life had to multiply and evolve once more.

Now researchers have shown that the Great Dying, which killed 96% of Earth's ocean creatures, was caused by global warming.

As volcanoes belched greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, Earth's oceans heated up, and its warming waters could no longer hold enough oxygen for life to survive.

Researchers studied fossil records in ancient slabs of limestone dating back hundreds of millions of years
University of Washington

Scientists at the University of Washington warned that man-made climate change could trigger a similar event within the next few hundred years.

"Under a business-as-usual emissions scenarios, by 2100 warming in the upper ocean will have approached 20 percent of warming in the late Permian, and by the year 2300 it will reach between 35 and 50 percent," said study author Justin Penn.

"This study highlights the potential for a mass extinction arising from a similar mechanism under anthropogenic climate change."

The Washington team ran computer models to simulate the effects of the Great Dying on Earth's ancient oceans.

They showed that sulphur and other greenhouse gases pumped into the atmosphere starved Earth's oceans of 80% of their oxygen.

What were Earth's five major extinction events?

Here's all you need to know...

    End Ordovician, 444 million years ago, 86% of species lost
    Late Devonian Extinction, 375 million years ago, 75% of species lost
    End Permian or the 'Great Dying', 251 million years ago, 96% of species lost
    End Triassic, 200 million years ago, 80% of species lost
    End Cretaceous, 66 million years ago, 76% of all species lost

This is because as the oceans heated up, creatures and plants used up more oxygen as their metabolism increased.

About half the oceans' seafloor, mostly at deeper depths, became completely oxygen-free and uninhabitable to almost all life on Earth.

The situation in the late Permian - increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that create warmer temperatures on Earth - is similar to today, researchers warned.

"This is the first time that we have made a mechanistic prediction about what caused the extinction that can be directly tested with the fossil record," Mr Penn said.

"It allows us to make predictions about the causes of extinction in the future."

What do you think we should do to stop global warming?
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I asked you about why you don't go around making sure infants who are unwanted and unlikely to have a good, productive life are exposed to die. I remember you answering something like 'because it would be considered murder'. Has that reason changed now? Is it really because you just don't have enough opportunity or the physical ability to do it? Or is it more because you live in a society that would quickly and harshly judge you for it?

Neither one of those options.  It's not a necessary solution at this point.  There's still plenty to go around if greedy and selfish Capitalists Fascists like you wouldn't hoard it all and would share in a socialist society.  Infanticide is only necessary when there truly is not enough to go around.  We are, thankfully still a ways off from that point.

Geopolitics / Re: Doom Wears a Yellow Vest
« Last post by RE on Today at 01:52:57 AM »

Macron is the kind of banker RE usually would like to see swinging from a lamp post or guillotined.  I'm surprised he has been so quiet about the current French mayhem.  People are being killed.

I haven't been quiet about it, you're just not reading the French Fried Frexit thread where I post this material.  Ill merge this thread with that one.

Geopolitics / Re: Doom Wears a Yellow Vest
« Last post by Ashvin on Today at 12:56:39 AM »
This seems to be a clear example of the climate change "solution" being worse than the disease, partly because it did not take into account inevitable unintended consequences. Even if the taxes were intended to help the transition away from fossil fuels, it turns a lot of poor and middle class people place more value on remaining alive and somewhat prosperous now than 20-50 years into the hypothetical future.
I'll give credit to RE for admitting to this recently, when he said the reason he doesn't go around advocating or otherwise supporting his pro-exposure perspective is because he's afraid of the legal consequences.

When did I say that?  Link please.


I believe it was on a thread where we started in on abortion and you eventually said exposure is a good option for keeping population under control. You said it was the 2nd most important thing behind killing all of the elite capitalists to get a functional society back. Then I said I didn't think you really believe in pro-exposure because you don't go around doing it or supporting it, and you replied that is because it would be considered murder legally. (this may have been on a different thread)

Still need to see the posts to see the exact language and context, but to be clear the reason I don't go out to street protests is not because I am worried about legal consequences.  The reasons are in the main:

#1 - There are no street protests to go to here in Alaska.  The state is still relatively flush with debt money borrowed by the Oil Companies or by the State to keep BAU moving along.  Most people here aren't terrifically unhappy at the moment.

#2 -  I'm a FUCKING CRIPPLE!  I would have extreme difficulty maneuvering around a street demonstration packed with people in my Cripple Cart.  I can't even maneuver around the Alaska State Fair on the weekends, and there is no Tear Gas flying there either!

I would however most happily go to one if there was a platform and a microphone to speak, if somebody would push me along in a wheelchair.  I got no problem whatsoever with speaking my mind out loud, as evidenced of course by the Doomstead Diner.  ;D


Street protests are relatively consequence-free. The chances you will be physically or legally harmed are not that high at this point in time. When we talk about our cowardice masking as morality we are talking about limit cases. I asked you about why you don't go around making sure infants who are unwanted and unlikely to have a good, productive life are exposed to die. I remember you answering something like 'because it would be considered murder'. Has that reason changed now? Is it really because you just don't have enough opportunity or the physical ability to do it? Or is it more because you live in a society that would quickly and harshly judge you for it?

To be clear the morality as cowardice argument applies to me as well. For ex., I like to think of myself as someone who would never steal from anyone else (yeah I know... I am a capitalist owner of property so I am already stealing from everyone at all time  ::) but putting that aside). That I would never embezzle my client's funds, let's say. However, if I reflect on it long enough, or just pay attention to myself enough, I can feel the shadow impulses lurking beneath. Am I really one of the truly remarkable people who would not embezzle some funds if I thought there would be no legal consequences? I doubt it.

The most dangerous people are the ones who cannot recognize the aggressive/violent/tyrannical aspects of themselves. I believe this realization lies at the core of the philosophy of nearly every great thinker on the subject. It's akin to what Christians call repentance. It lies at the heart of Kant's categorical imperative.  It's what Nietzsche and Jung and Solzhenitsyn focused a good deal of their work on. Unfortunately it seems entirely absent from the "justice" warriors who protest on the street or the public speakers who align themselves with all of the "compassionate" equality movements of today.
Geopolitics / Doom Wears a Yellow Vest
« Last post by K-Dog on Today at 12:14:14 AM »
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