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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday's Ride - MORGAN 1960 +4 (PLUS FOUR )

You know Republicans are "Garbage Politicians" when they bad mouth the best damn President they chose to lie about

"Some of the things we see now, we thought we put that to bed. That's folks looking 50 years back. It's the 21st century, not the 19th century."
-Former President Barack Obama at a campaign rally today in NJ for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy
via NBC News

Obama Knocks ‘Old Politics of Division’ in Return to Campaign Trail

WASHINGTON — Making his first appearance on the campaign trail since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama on Thursday avoided directly criticizing President Donald Trump while stumping in New Jersey for the state's Democratic nominee for governor.
Obama called on voters to reject the "old politics of division ... that dates back centuries" in the Nov. 7 election.
"Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed," he told a mostly African-American audience in Newark. "It's the 21st century, not the 19th century. Come on!"

Your sunday morning GOP political nightmare

The GOP-led Congress is on a ruinous course

President Trump’s flailings are ever more terrifying. In the course of a few days, he tossed a grenade into the health-care markets that millions rely on, traduced the Iran nuclear deal, threatened to abandon American citizens ravaged by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, continued to sabotage action on climate change, tweeted about censoring the media, and so undermined Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) likened it to “castration.” Yet for all of that, Trump’s grotesqueries are exceeded by a Republican-led Congress intent on a course so ruinous as to be, one hopes, impossible to sustain.
This week, Senate Republicans will seek to push through a budget resolution for the current fiscal year. The resolution provides guidelines for spending and tax cuts, with projections for the next 10 years. It has the support of virtually all of the Republican caucus. Its provisions are destructive and absurd.

Jan van Hooff visits chimpanzee "Mama", 59 yrs old and very sick. Emotio...

Mama, 59 years old and the oldest chimpanzee and the matriarch of the famous chimpanzee colony of the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, was gravely ill. Jan van Hooff (emeritus professor behavioural biology at Utrecht University and co-founder of the Burgers colony) who has known Mama since 1972, visited her in the week before she died of old age in april 2016. It took a while before she became aware of Jan's presence. Her reaction was extremely emotional and heart-breaking. Mama played an important social role in the colony. This has been described in "Chimpanzee Politics" by Frans de Waal, who studied the colony since 1974.

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Hard Facts on China..

Hard  Facts on China..     
In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.
New World Record: China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.

   There are more pigs in China than in the next
43 pork producing nations combined.

China currently has the worlds fastest train and
the worlds largest high-speed rail network

China is currently the number one producer in the
world of wind and solar power, but don't use it
themselves. While they manufacture 80% of the
world's solar panels, they install less than 5% and
build a new coal fired power station every week.
In one year they turn on more new coal powered
electricity than Australia's total output.
   China currently controls more than 90% of the
total global supply of rare earth elements.

In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles. 
(I’ve always said, that they’ll be #1 by the shear number of their available brains)
10 brains will always out think 1. And India will become #2 eventually.
China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.
At the end of       March 2011   , China accumulated US $3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves--the  largest stockpile on the entire globe.
Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.
They are already the largest carbon dioxide emitter and their output will rise 70% by 2020.       
And we think we're saving the planet?! It will not make one iota of difference what we do in Australia, Canada, the United States or anywhere else in the world for that matter All the politicians are doing is increasing our cost of living and making our manufacturers uncompetitive in the world market, with their idiotic carbon tax.

When countries like China are growing and consuming at these extraordinary rates! It's Time to wake up!


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday's Ride - This VW Karmann Ghia is a Turbocharged Ice Scraper |

When opportunity knocks..... cheat

Coincidence or conspiracy? The Daily Beast reports on Donald Trump campaign officials re-tweeting from an account that was set up by Russian operatives:
“The Twitter account @Ten_GOP, which called itself the “Unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans,” was operated from the Kremlin-backed “Russian troll farm,” or Internet Research Agency, a source familiar with the account confirmed with The Daily Beast.”

Team Trump Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before Election

Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including Trump’s campaign manager, digital director, and son, pushed tweets from professional trolls paid by the Russian government in the heat of the 2016 election campaign.

The Twitter account @Ten_GOP, which called itself the “Unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans,” was operated from the Kremlin-backed “Russian troll farm,” or Internet Research Agency, a source familiar with the account confirmed with The Daily Beast.

The silent Repugnant Party

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday's Ride - HKT RS Clubsport Super Seven - 400PS @ 670kg - Acceleration | Performanc...

He amazed me. I never thoght he had it in him

WATCH: Bush just delivered a stunning 16-minute repudiation of Trumpism — without ever mentioning his name

And when Canadians are mad we still apologize

"Trump and his administration have made a serious error in judgment. I think fairness is a Canadian value and if Canadians generally view the U.S. as being unusually aggressive in their demands, pressure will mount to walk away from NAFTA.
"Freeland is no shrinking violet. I'm sure she's made it quite clear to the U.S. negotiators that a number of their demands are just not on. There's something else here too. JT has some of the same character traits as his father, steely determination being one of them. They shouldn't fuck with the nice guy." -- Ted Chartrand


The president’s hard-line NAFTA demands were the breaking point for our cheerful northern neighbors.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday's Ride - 1934 Ford Street Rod For Sale

Loser in the house

Trump vs. the grown-ups: Who's winning?

(CNN)True to form, President Donald Trump capped a week of messing with the world by not really scrapping the treaty that keeps a lid on Iran's nuclear ambitionsand by proposing to cripple Obamacare in the name of improving Americans' health care. Add Thursday's tweet about abandoning storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and you get Trump in classic mode, spreading chaos and anxiety.
Although arch-loyalists would say there's a method to Trump's madness, anyone who has ever dealt with an impulsive and destructive authority figure -- parent, teacher, boss -- finds the dynamic familiar. When the top dog feels confused and upset, when reality can no longer be escaped and failure can't be denied, others must feel his pain, too. Then it becomes time for blame and self-pity. "I hate everyone in the White House!" is what Trump reportedly said to his ex-security chief Keith Schiller, according to Gabriel Sherman, writing in Vanity Fair (and noting that the White House denies it).
Spoken like a parent who beats his child and then complains that his hand hurts.

Trump: The vindictive prick

Why Trump’s Latest Health-Care Move Is a Spiteful Act of Vandalism

The Trump Administration confirmed on Friday that it is stopping, with immediate effect, billions of dollars in payments to insurers that help keep the cost of health coverage affordable for about seven million low-to-middle-income families. In a statement, the White House said that the federal government couldn’t lawfully make the payments, which are an integral part of the subsidized private-insurance markets that emerged from the Affordable Care Act.

As my colleague Amy Davidson Sorkin pointed out earlier, the Administration’s legal argument is narrow and tendentious. In reality, this is a cynical political decision, made at Donald Trump’s behest, to sabotage the workings of the A.C.A. and to endanger the welfare of millions of hardworking American families who are unable to bear the full cost of a private-insurance policy.

Not one tweet about this from the incompetent President Trump

Trump’s Benghazi? Ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger goes unnoticed

Four dead Americans in Africa: Why hasn’t this act of terror drawn the same 

Four dead Americans.
It’s been five years since terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, leaving four Americans dead. Last week, as CIA officers disguised in wigs and mustaches testified in court about the predawn ambush on the diplomatic compound, four other American soldiers were killed in neighboring Niger.
Most Americans may not even be aware that approximately 800 U.S. troops are stationed in Niger, a West African nation where jihadist groups have taken root. As part of the never-ending war on terror, the United States has also set up a drone base in Niger’s capital city of Niamey. Contrary to his focused commitment to reverse every policy put in place by his predecessor, President Donald Trump has decided to carry on with the construction of a second drone base in Niger commissioned by Barack Obama.  
American forces have never been sanctioned to an official combat mission in Niger, a landlocked West African nation about twice the size of Texas with a population of just over 20 million people. But they have long been fighting against Islamic extremists in the country and surrounding region. On Oct. 4, four Green Berets were killed and two more injured after their group of a dozen U.S. soldiers were ambushed while conducting a joint patrol with about 40 Nigerien soldiers.

Words of encouragement for America

Thanks to News & Guts follower Lynne Hasselman for sending us these inspiring thoughts:
“Dan has said that he is at heart an optimist. I only wish I could say the same for myself. I’m trying--perhaps you are too. As our country struggles and gasps under the weight of this administration and its ineptitude, and as we are continually battered by natural disasters made worse by our own inability to acknowledge and make real progress on climate change, I remind myself daily that intelligence, goodness, and common sense will one day again prevail.
“The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger,” said FDR. “The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity or it will move apart.”
Now is the time for all of us to bring whatever we have to the table—our voices, our talents, our goodwill, our powers of persuasion, our volunteer efforts, our donations, our support for one another. We need it all and we need it now—in the White House and in Congress, in Puerto Rico and the USVI, California, Florida and Texas, in combatting violence by those who wield power and influence without conscience, in the myriad of other injustices facing our country and our world.
We don’t need it only for ourselves, we need it for the next generation and for all those who served our country with honor and courage. We owe them.
Stand firm, stand strong and stand non-violently, but stand together. It’s the only way we can move forward to build something better and greater than these times in which we live.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday's Ride - Citroen 11 Ligero BL 1946 - Caravana de José María "Pechito" López - 30...

Far smarter than the majority of conservatives.....

Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs

National survey shows Indigenous clean energy a money maker

An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects in Canada and creating thousands of jobs as they do it.
A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country's power is provided by facilities fully or partly owned and run by Indigenous communities.
It represents a dramatic increase in the last decade in renewable energy projects like hydro, wind and solar power. 
The author of the report, Chris Henderson, says the real surprise for him is the amount of employment that clean power is creating — 15,300 direct jobs for Indigenous workers who have earned $842 million in employment income in the last eight years.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday's Ride - Peugeot 404 tuning SUPER AVTO TUNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are Republicans begining to see the light..... Doubtful, very doubtful they are blinded by the thirst for power

Republican Senator Asks If Trump Is Recanting His Oath Of Office

Ben Sasse questions whether Trump is failing to "preserve, protect, and defend" the First Amendment.

Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!

Donald Trump is a LIAR but then intelligent people already know that

FEMA is STILL involved in funding recovery efforts in:
- Katrina (2005)
- Gustav (2008)
- Iowa floods (2008)
- Ike (2008)
- Tennessee floods (2010)
- North Dakota floods (2011)
- Irene (2011)
- Sandy (2012)
- Colorado floods (2013)
- Matthew (2016) 

FEMA actually can stay in Puerto Rico indefinitely

(CNN)President Donald Trump tweeted that first responders can't stay in Puerto Rico "forever," but if history is any indicator, they can definitely stay there for a long time.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency can (and does) stay involved in disaster relief for years after major catastrophes. In fact, FEMA is still spending money on relief efforts in the wake of a few major storms that are a decade (or even more) old.
More than a dozen years after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast, FEMA was slated to dole out nearly half a billion dollars in fiscal year 2017 to fund relief efforts, mostly in Louisiana, after the hurricane and subsequent storms Rita and Wilma.

Snakes with ties to Russia

NBC News, a favorite of the White House these days, has filed more great reporting. Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, “has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.”
“An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed hands in the form of a loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin.”

Manafort Had $60 Million Relationship With a Russian Oligarch

Number of Donald Trump's tweets about the California fires? 0 Number of tweets about Hillary Clinton? We've lost count. Here's one from yesterday.

And the sheep bray praise for this misogynistic hypocrite. The World watches and wonders when the Repugnant party will come to the conclusion that his actions and words are going to do irreparable damage to the country and to the people. Do they even care???

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday's Ride - 1954 Mercedes Benz Stromlinie W196 Juan Manuel Fangio Formula 1 Race Car...

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Blast President Donald Trump's Puerto Rico...

The sulking child President

As every toddler knows, bigger is better, whether that’s two scoops of ice cream (versus one for everyone else), a border wall, or a nuclear arsenal.
And that was President Trump’s reaction during a July meeting with military and national-security leaders about the nuclear arsenal, too, according to NBC News. In total, he sought a tenfold increase in the U.S. store of nukes:
Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve.
Trump’s aides were taken aback: “Officials briefly explained the legal and practical impediments to a nuclear buildup and how the current military posture is stronger than it was at the height of the buildup.” Officials said there’s currently no plan for a massive buildup.

The Infantilization of the President

Aides have doubted prior presidents’ wisdom, health, or sobriety, but never have so many insiders treated the commander-in-chief like a child.

Like peas in a pod

Brave girl saved osprey: Girl save osprey : Girl save falcon

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The year is 2020 and the United States has elected  the first woman as well is the first Jewish president, Susan Goldstein. She  calls up her mother a few weeks after Election Day and says,
"So, Mom, I  assume you'll be coming to my inauguration?"

"I don't think so. It's a ten hour drive, your father isn't as young as he used to be,
and my arthritis is acting up  again."

"Don't worry about it Mom, I'll send Air  Force One to pick you up and take you home..
And a limousine will pick you  up at your door."

"I don't know. Everybody will be so  fancy-schmantzy, what on earth would I wear?"

Susan replies, "I'll make sure you have a  wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in New York ."

"Honey," Mom complains, "you know I can't  eat those rich foods you and your friends like to eat."

The  President-to-be responds, "Don't worry Mom. The entire affair is going to  be handled by
the best caterer in New York ; kosher all the way. Mom, I really want you to come."

So  Mom reluctantly agrees and on January 20, 2021, Susan Goldstein is being sworn in as
President of the United States . In the front row sits the new  President's mother, who leans
over to a senator sitting next to her and says, "You see that woman over there with her hand
on the Torah, becoming President of the United States??"

The  Senator whispers back, "Yes, I do."

Mom says proudly, "Her brother is a doctor."


Giuseppe excitedly tells his mother he's fallen in  love and that he is going to get married.
He says, "Just for fun, Mama,  I'm going to bring over three women and you try and guess
which one I'm  going to marry." The mother agrees.

The next day, he brings three beautiful  women into the house, sits them down on the couch
& they chat for a  while. He then says, "Okay, Mama, guess which one I'm going to  marry?"

Mama says immediately, "The one on the  right."

"That's amazing, Mama. You're right. How  did you know?"

Mama replies: "I don't like  her."


I was  reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came 
flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first drink.
Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the  house.

I  got him a Guinness Stout.  He didn't like it – so I drank  it.

Then I got him an Old Style, he didn't  like it either, so I drank it.

It  was the same with the Coors and the Bud.

By the time we got down to the Irish whiskey . .

I  could hardly push the stroller back home.

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