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  • Rare Roman inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

    10/21/2014 1:57:35 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    Aliska to dware
    From the comments below the article: The English translation of the inscription is as follows: “To the Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, son of the deified Traianus Parthicus, grandson of the deified Nerva, high priest, invested with tribunician power for the 14th time, consul for the third time, father of the country (dedicated by) the 10th legion Fretensis Antoniniana.”
  • The New York Times; Unrepentant Communist Enabler

    10/20/2014 12:42:28 PM PDT · 3 of 11
    Aliska to Parley Baer

    Goes back all the way to Jacob Schiff and the Russian Revolution. Shameful Americans who supported it financially.

  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 8:01:57 PM PDT · 26 of 34
    Aliska to BykrBayb
    I think the real crime here is that he beat a child to death.

    You can't be serious. You think I didn't pick up on that? Just because I didn't want to wring my hands over yet one more child sacrifice to the god of freedom to f*** whomever you want and all the other gods of self destructive life choices?

  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    Aliska to doc1019
    Yeah, I guess the police would shoot my cat. Seriously, maybe my Puritan ancestors weren't so backward after all. Maybe it would be better to bomb their car when they were fixin' to go get a fix.

    Realistically, there's not much that can be done about it if you don't want to spend the rest of your life in jail or dead. Yeah that's it. Spend the rest of my life dead lol.

  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 7:26:16 PM PDT · 17 of 34
    Aliska to doc1019
    How are going to stop it?


  • Convicted felon pleads guilty to punching his girlfriend's 4-year-old godson to death...

    10/17/2014 7:17:42 PM PDT · 13 of 34
    Aliska to Morgana
    Puhlese. These people do not "date". They shack up and exchange bodily fluids and needles. They eat on the mom's EBT card.

    It's getting crazier and crazier. How many killed their own families this week? I look forward to Jesus' return but there is a lot we humans could do if we were determined to stop it. People should not be allowed to shack up whether there is a little child or children or not. For starters.

  • Strange ebola behavior

    10/17/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · 61 of 93
    Aliska to RipSawyer
    Someone will have to find enough votes in the trunk of a car to give every office in the entire country to the rats?

    Happens every election as it is, votes whether trunk of car pulled out of a hat more voters than registrants, they get away with it everywhere. We did get a few for voter fraud in not too far from me, see I don't know how that turned out. Did they shove it down the rat hole when we were immersed in other issues? Now that horrid Supreme Court decision about voter ID.

    It's mostly on purpose; some is the roll of the dice nobody foresaw because the best of criminals can't always imagine the ultimate outcome. The best we can hope for now is damage control. I really can't envision any scenario by which the damage done by the Democrats and some by Republicans can be rolled back.

    They aren't working for us. Prepare for the worst, hope for better.

  • Strange ebola behavior

    10/17/2014 6:10:43 PM PDT · 21 of 93
    Aliska to Capt. Tom
    More shoes? No doubt. I read the nurses didn't wear protective gear the first two days until they got the lab results that it was Ebola.

    Yes, something wicked this way comes but it ain't only Ebola. People are starting to get afraid of pubic (did that on purpose) places and won't want to go to the polls to vote. Then what?

  • North American Hazmat Situations and Deployments Map

    10/16/2014 3:22:28 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    Aliska to Slambat

    Thank you! There are also links under each map to articles with useful information.

  • Investment & Finance Thread Freepathon Special

    10/16/2014 3:14:00 PM PDT · 98 of 114
    Aliska to Wyatt's Torch
    I still have a lot to learn, don't I? I'm more concerned that I didn't see the rally coming on my charts.

    Intermittent market news on the radio which I keep on, there was mention of a rally, almost as if it was known it was likely to happen.

    Little players like most of us could have done very well in retrospect. In my case, I wanted to be sure I was close to the bottom. Can't blame it on HFT and institutional traders.

    Actually many stocks still seem overpriced to me compared to a year ago. Some examples, Walgreen's, Home Depot, Hewlitt Packard (I don't track tech or pharma very well).

    Apple split to where I could afford some shares but is it worth it? Some stocks like a fertilizer company, RTN, are so low along with my ISP ELNK, that I'm afraid to buy in for fear they will go belly up. When RTN was at 19-20, I said to myself if it goes to 15, I'll buy in. Today it's traded around the low 11's. But farm prices and futures are so low, have to factor that in.

    I don't know POMO looked it up, permanent tool of the Federal Reserve to buy or release funds to banks. Something like that. There is a Ramp LLC in Miami lol.

  • Does the (Third Jewish) temple need to be rebuilt?

    10/16/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT · 48 of 54
    Aliska to Verginius Rufus

    That would make sense. There are plenty of spoilers out there or people who want to make a buck. The source was supposedly Josephus and Titus (not the Titus of the bible I doubt). What casts doubt on it is they, Israel archeologists, have found artificats from the temple under the site we all are so familiar with.

  • Investment & Finance Thread Freepathon Special

    10/16/2014 12:34:27 PM PDT · 95 of 114
    Aliska to Wyatt's Torch
    No I wasn't joking but I didn't get it. Now I understand and that is what I witnessed about that time. I still don't know why you put the limited liability corporation (LLC) in there; that really threw me off.

    It's some sort of manipulation of the market. Wish I'd been quick enough to ride some stocks up with them. You could set a lot of limit buys of lots of different stocks in a situation like that. And most would have triggered.

    It would be nice to know who drove it up. A few like me looking for breaks, institutional buyers. Institutional buyers must have set stops or something. It doesn't make sense to sell at a loss then have things turn around so fast. It was probably shorts driving it down. I haven't played any yet. Color me stupid lol.

  • Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Flown From Dallas To Atlanta For Specialized Treatment

    10/15/2014 9:41:50 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    Aliska to blam
    There's a person from WHO at Emory hospital, too, in treatment, presumably for ebola and been there for some time. They won't identify the person. I read it on ABC in one of tonight's ebola articles,

    There are quite a few cases scattered in Europe we're not hearing much about.

    I wouldn't want to take a chance on being infected at any stage of the disease, from exposure to good or bad outcome. No it has to be true, they talk about viral load, and the more the disease progresses the larger the viral load or I think one article called it titer. Anyway, just before death and dead bodies are the most contagious.

  • Does the (Third Jewish) temple need to be rebuilt?

    10/15/2014 9:19:28 PM PDT · 20 of 54
    Aliska to boycott
    I heard of that. The Temple Mount is the Roman Fort Antonia. Jesus predictedd not one stone would be left standing. I always wondered why the Wailing Wall was left.

    So maybe it isn't the site of the temple after all which site would be described in that book. There is information on the internet about it.

    I used to want to contribute to building a third temple but I decided it could be blasphemous because animal sacrifices would resume and that goes against Christian teachings and is an insult to Jesus' sacrifice to those who should know better.

  • Get Your Tactics Ready For The Ebola Stock Market Event

    10/15/2014 4:35:18 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    Aliska to expat_panama


  • Investment & Finance Thread Freepathon Special

    10/15/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT · 79 of 114
    Aliska to PGalt; Wyatt's Torch
    Day trade? I once bought a stock at 14 or so and sold about 6 hours later for about 58. Good luck. I hope y'all did well.

    I had 3 trades ready to go but I ended up not buying any because I missed the bottoms or close to them. You done good w/your dtrading. I don't risk much when I day trade and haven't traded for about a year now. I had over a 100K margin they gave me when I was day trading but I see that they have dropped it down to about 60K, probably because I haven't traded for so long. I don't buy on margin anyway.

    3:30 Ramp, LLC

    Scottrade doesn't have that one. I was going to short it if they did lol. I don't think they have LLC's on any exchange, maybe OTC?

  • Investment & Finance Thread Freepathon Special

    10/15/2014 12:19:28 PM PDT · 68 of 114
    Aliska to PGalt

    Rally this afternoon. Watching 3 to buy, just watching many more. Hit bottoms and missed them. Lots of daily highs have just been hit; now it’s settling down for awhile.

  • Stock market live blog: Losses trimmed, but still sharply lower; Treasurys surge

    10/15/2014 10:18:53 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    Aliska to expat_panama


  • A Doctor on the Virology of Ebola

    10/15/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · 46 of 55
    Aliska to Bigg Red
    He was the first caller and could have had his cell phone with him. Still, I think it's hard to get on that show, would have taken Snerdley a few seconds to screen him.

    I blow hot and cold with Rush. I can stand him again lol.

    No, color me dubious. Good material, if true, but strange call. Or very out of shape doctor.

  • A Doctor on the Virology of Ebola

    10/14/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · 19 of 55
    Aliska to entropy12
    I don't want to believe there was any nefarious reason Duncan died or wasn't treated like anyone else in his condition. His treatment was very delayed, and there were other factors like no ZMapp and no matching blood type. It sounds like the hospital staff did everything humanly possible to save his life.

    It may be that the sooner this disease is caught, under competent medical treatment, the better your chances to survive.

    However, it is true that had he survived, the floodgates would probably have opened to sick people. They've already opened anyway.

  • A Doctor on the Virology of Ebola

    10/14/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · 18 of 55
    Aliska to Rummyfan
    Well, we just got one across the river in Rock Island. The 67-year-old father had his 21-year-old daughter brought here from Monrovia. She flew from there to Brussels, then NY, Chicago, Moline. Asymptomatic.

    The family imposed a 21-day quarantine for her but the dad's employer, Augustana College, put him on leave indefinitely on the advice of the local health department.

    It's sad; these are extraordinary times. She is not getting a warm welcome. Indeed, the whole community is reacting very negatively to her coming here now.

    Meanwhile I heard the doctor call, the first part. He said he had been jogging and was obviously out of breath. Rush talked to him for a bit then asked him to hold on and catch his breath. My question is how do you come in from jogging out of breath, speed dialing Rush, and still not having caught your breath and get right on the air. Just seemed odd. Maybe Rush had some arrangement with the doctor.

    Thanks for posting the transcript. I was listening intently to what the doctor was saying, echoing my non-professional thoughts, and then my daughter came and needed to talk so I didn't get to hear the rest of it.

  • Investment & Finance Thread Freepathon Special

    10/14/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT · 36 of 114
    Aliska to expat_panama
    I'm fine with the weekly with daily updates. It's really easier to follow trends having the whole week in one thread.

    Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing.

  • How to Quarantine Against Ebola

    10/13/2014 7:49:59 PM PDT · 7 of 22
    Aliska to 4Speed
    A Spanish nurse is improving, she has received the drug ZMab manufactured by a Canadian company similar to ZMapp.

    Guardian - Spanish nurse . . . improvement

    I came across this when I was googling for a better source for the Texas nurse's boyfriend. Email sent out by the CEO of the pharma company he works for. Nothing in the mainstream media yet.

  • Weekly Gardening Thread Oct. 10, 2014

    10/13/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT · 56 of 57
    Aliska to greeneyes
    Can anybody id these (first two photos)? The globe flower is somewhat reminiscent of my purple dome asters but I don't know how that could have morphed into this? I'm going to go out and get some more and tie them upsidedown to dry. I think they would be pretty in a winter flower arrangement but I don't have anything else to go with it. I should have cut some of my gypsophilia, what florists use and dried that but didn't think of it and don't have that much.

    For a long time, I had my own web space and had it really nice but I dropped it because it cost as much per month as my ISP does now. Plus I had tons of unused space. Now I use flickr which I'm not crazy about but it is fairly easy to copy and paste the html code. It generates a long string of code but it works.

    Unknown Possibly an Aster

    Now this next one may be a weed. I have no idea where it came from but it has seeded itself like crazy where it didn't get whacked. In a way it's kind of pretty, I wanted some Queen Anne's Lace but my yard guys whacked a volunteer. This is very invasive self seeds over almost anything, grows in full sun or very shady, and crowds out most other stuff. If it has those cocklebur thingies on it (I had a bunch last year but didn't see those plants until they were dead) I will be major sorry I let it grow.

    Full height both plants grow to my waist or higher and I'm 5'7". The white one is a runt because the tall ones have almost all gone to seed.

    I ordered some wildflower seeds from Prairie Moon in MN and ended up with all kinds of odd stuff that got mixed in, some devilish nutgrass. One I intended I have wanted for years, Virginia bluebells, well I got a few and they come back every year.

    Unknown 2 white flower clusters

    Here are the bluebells:


    And my beloved Sparky, he adopted me in 2006 lol. The white rose is Hettie, a Paul Barden rose, Pat Austin, an Austin rose and my Rooguchi clematis which is so easy to grow. I love the bell shaped flowers. Mine has clinging tendrils (some say it doesn't) but there's nothing for it to grow on because I had a beautiful arbor which this guy didn't set right and somebody or the wind knocked it over. Been in the garage ever since.

    Those front lance shaped leaves are lycoris squagimera, supposed to be the one mainly pink with sky blue tips (looks like a lily) but it has never bloomed for me. You have all seen the pink variety, the leaves come up in the spring, stay awhile, then die back, then in the fall out of nowhere it shoots up a flower stalk with the prettiest flowers on it. It's also called Magic Lily, Resurrection Lily and Naked Ladies.


  • Army Will Release Findings of Bergdahl Investigation After 'Lengthy' Review Process

    10/13/2014 6:49:04 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    Aliska to clintonh8r


  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 6:25:22 PM PDT · 29 of 37
    Aliska to Oorang
    Whatever the strategy; it's too late. It's here, hope they can contain it but it looks like it's likely to break loose in other parts of the country.

    I don't have a good feeling about the outcome of this. So the flu kills 36,000. That's pretty bad. Mostly elderly (like me) and people with compromised immune systems. This ebola stuff can take down seemingly healthy people.

    That first medicine they ran out of is made from genetically engineered tobacco. It has a human genome in it. So I read. I think that's credible. Some things I read aren't and even if they are, don't want to be fearmongering.

  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 4:21:57 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    Aliska to Pearls Before Swine

    That makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 4:10:09 PM PDT · 23 of 37
    Aliska to Pearls Before Swine
    I hadn't heard or read that; indeed it seemed like the opposite.

    If it is as you say, that is a huge leg up toward keeping more of it out of the US.

  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    Aliska to nevermorelenore
    I seriously doubt it. Anything is possible like maybe you're saying they had mild cases? I don't know if you can have a mild case with this unless there is quick intervention with a medicine that is effective. The family would have been exposed when he got here in September, not before, think they are still under quarantine.

    It would be hard to keep victims of ebola secret unless they themselves don't present themselves for treatment.

    The pregnant lady in Liberia he had extensive contact with was said to have malaria. Only near the end or after her death did they say it was ebola. The way I read the article in the LAT which was the most extensive I've seen, nobody WANTED to believe she had ebola.

  • Dr. Gil Mobley On Why The CDC Is 'Lying' About Ebola

    10/12/2014 3:03:01 PM PDT · 11 of 37
    Aliska to Enlightened1
    I was hoping that they could contain it at Dallas, maybe they will, probably not a false positive but they evidently didn't try to keep it under wraps. If it's ebola for sure, didn't take long to make a health worker sick.

    As others have said, shut down the travel from these nations. Just read last night a case in Sierra Leona close to Guinea caused them to shut the borders.

    The problem with all this effort is it may catch some but others can get in by going through other airports. And at the airports being checked, Duncan would have likely gotten through if they are just screening on temperature because he probably wasn't sick yet and we know he lied.

    Duncan's family haven't heard anything, you'd expect them to be more contaminated than that medical worker; however the virus probably keeps multiplying until your whole body is full of the stuff, think they call it "load".

  • Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68

    10/11/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT · 26 of 40
    Aliska to combat_boots

    Thanks for the map and article. I got my post deleted, not sure why. It happens occasionally with me.

  • Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68

    10/11/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT · 12 of 40
    Aliska to Excellence
    No, I have not heard of any illegals getting this. It's all well and good to blame it on the recent influx of "children" but it's not clear with exact specifics how these children are getting exposed in such separated parts of the country.

    The CDC evidently doesn't want any more information put out there, if they know, so it just fuels the speculation.

  • The questions that haven't been asked about Duncan's Ebola exposure

    10/11/2014 5:49:56 PM PDT · 10 of 51
    Aliska to Jane Long
    I read it was the daughter of the landlord and that he rented a unit in the same house but I could be wrong about the same house, probably one nearby.

    Here's an article in the LAT with a photo of Duncan's house. There are names and lots of details. Part of the problem is that the pregnant woman was diagnosed as having malaria even though they tried to get her in several ebola clinics.

    Eventually, they realized it was ebola. Unfortunately others died; they did everything wrong but wrong was probably already too late the day Duncan carried her; she died the next morning.

    Duncan probably figured out she had ebola.

    Article in LAT dated October 2, 2014, does not like older versions of browsers"

  • The Lone Hispanic Ultra Conservative – Ted Cruz

    10/11/2014 5:28:52 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Aliska to Din Maker
    Here is a document I found the day I answered you. It's .pdf and I didn't scroll far enough down to find a facsimile of a letter on Congressional stationery signed by Peter Welch and Bruce Braley an a whole bunch more asking that the IRS investigate 501c(4) social organizations to determine if they are improperly engaged in political campaign activity. I believe Joni Ernst already hit him with this one.

    They also targeted Senator Grassley for an IRS audit; don't know if Braley was an instigator of that. Grassley is a no-nonsense kind of a guy.

    Later in 2013 Braley wrote Obama urging him to ask for the resignation of Lois Lerner.

    I sense that this was not the letter I heard about on talk radio last week, will await an email response, wait and see if such a letter even exists.

    I get it. Ernst and Braley are competing for Thomas Harkin's vacated Senate seat. Ernst is a state senator and I think Braley is a congressman.

  • House GOP rallying around Boehner's concern about Obama's purported

    10/11/2014 4:44:23 PM PDT · 14 of 46
    Aliska to Kaslin
    They've started hiring at that Thomson prison in N. Illinois; they had a "job fair". He will probably want to send them there. We have been down this road before.

    All that I've seen lately is about the hiring. With people desperate for good-paying jobs, a lot aren't going to care who populates the prison.

  • Letter from a Reader in East Africa: "My Bishop Wept When He Read the Synod Summary"

    10/11/2014 11:52:21 AM PDT · 10 of 20
    Aliska to ebb tide
    She acknowledged God as her Savior. "For God, my Savior, has done great things to me and holy is is name." Even if she were born without original sin, she offered a sin offering after Jesus' birth.

    Scripture is silent about whether or not she was baptized.

  • Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist [Major Barf]

    10/10/2014 1:47:56 PM PDT · 27 of 28
    Aliska to exDemMom

    I know. I had a mild case of shingles diagnosed by my drs in 2005 to be exact. Am over 60. I figured it would not protect me from getting them again.

  • U.S. Stocks End Lower (DJIA down 115)

    10/10/2014 1:31:17 PM PDT · 4 of 26
    Aliska to expat_panama

    Probably Friday selloff. Investors with the jitters. We will see what Monday brings.

  • Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist [Major Barf]

    10/10/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT · 25 of 28
    Aliska to exDemMom
    I vaguely remember the sugar cube. I got a shot and things went black while I was crossing the street downtown. My gf who went to a different dr had the same thing happen. It was scary but it passed rather quickly. I have only seen two recovered victims of polio. The lady in the iron lung was probably being paid to demonstrate, doubtful if she was an active case. One had a lame shrivelled arm, and the other had one weaker leg which was skinnier than the other. It didn't stop them from having happy married lives as adults.

    I did have chickenpox, never particularly worried about shingles. Well, my second cousin's wife has had a terrible time with them but I thought she was in remission. I don't think it was coincidence when my resistance was down from stress, I saw her for the first time in years, we talked, then she gave me a big hug.

    I started getting an itch on my back which almost hurt, went to the dr right away, used a topical cortizone, was lucky that it was a mild case and they went away. Now there is a shingles vaccine I am not inclined to get but will regret if i get a bad recurrence of shingles.

    My cousin's wife was so bad for so long, the doctors weren't helping, lived in a rual area far from the best. So my cousin started searching around and found what I would suppose might be a homeopathy remedy, but whatever it was, it did the trick.

  • The Lone Hispanic Ultra Conservative – Ted Cruz

    10/10/2014 1:07:08 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Aliska to Din Maker
    I do have a tendency to get things garbled; I'll have to see what the situation is, Congressman is important but Senate is critical.

    Joni caused a local stir when she said Iraq had had WMD and transferred to Syria; I happen to believe the same but no proof, usually blocked on the newspaper site because I won't pay the fee but I get days of freebies anyway. Locals are mostly mean Dems, I didn't feel like tangling with them, so I thought she was dead in the water but Iowans seem to really like her. And she hasn't made that mistake again.

    I called local talk radio to try to get an answer to your question for my sake as well. Two men are subbing for the regular who will be off until Tuesday.

    But I described it was earier in the week, what I did remember about that call or conversation, they didn't remember it but questioned the authenticity of such a letter and felt that if it was real it was too late in the campaign; they would have gotten it out there earlier. Not if it came to light recently through Congressional investigation. Then someone called in and said tell (my name) and some crack about the Democrats, nothing substantive, will keep listening just in case.

    Then I wrote an email to the regular talk show host and we will have to wait and see if he answers. If he does, I'll relay whatever I find out. It was a male, seemed like one syllable last name, didn't get it, have googled all over, also the hosts blog on FB and station on FB, nothing, he could have been a political guest or a caller. If I hear or see such a name in political context and Iowa, etc., I can call him myself.

  • Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist [Major Barf]

    10/10/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    Aliska to exDemMom
    Very true, I was a little girl before the polio vaccine which I got as a teenager. I remember being a little afraid when I saw a lady in an iron lung at the fair.

    I only know about actual quarantines from my mother who had lots of stories to tell about them being placed on peoples' houses. In my girlish mind, I thought that would be hard on the people quarantined and also a stigma.

    I had about everything, didn't know what we called the hard measles or German measles could kill. I remember those, was sick in bed for 2 weeks and the light hurts your eyes.

    Had the rest except mumps I got much later, very sick, was exposed to a girl who was the daughter of a woman who was going to alter some coats for my mother. Evidently the girl had either scarlet fever or scarlet teena, but she died, my sister and I caught it because we had been by her bed talking to her, not touching her, but we got the milder version scarlet teena which didn't make us very sick, just a rash.

  • Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Limit Children To One Ketchup Packet

    10/10/2014 12:44:19 PM PDT · 120 of 125
    Aliska to jurroppi1
    Tnx for the suggestion. No particular reason to seek an alternative to Heinz but have been wanting to get to Aldi anyway. I like their ranch dressing and a couple other things better than bigger name brands.

    I do also LOVE Heinz Chili Sauce. It is the best for horseradish shrimp dip. Sometimes I use it in place of ketchup but not on FF's.

  • Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist [Major Barf]

    10/09/2014 9:35:03 PM PDT · 6 of 28
    Aliska to re_nortex

    We didn’t panic that bad with polio but I remember the fear.

  • Similarities between Ebola and AIDS

    10/09/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    Aliska to Chuckmorse

    They are not similar at all; this is ridiculous. They are just stirring the pot as usual.

  • Liberian Community in Texas Raises Concerns About Dallas Ebola Patient's Treatment

    10/09/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · 25 of 56
    Aliska to PLMerite
    They are here as refugees of the civil war. I don't have any particular angst against him like most of the commenters under that article but he did lie.

    Plus they may speak with an accent which is hard to understand. It cost the hospital a dedicated ICU ward, 50 personnel, $500K. And you know they did everything they possibly could. The photographer in Omaha is getting the same experimental medicine, made by Chimerix, as Thomas Duncan got.

    So far his selfishness hasn't killed anybody else we know about. And the Liberians may be more civilized than you know where I am going with that.

    They get Section 8 housing and aren't citizens. My daughter has been homeless (I took her in for 9 months; we don't get along), Section 8 waiting list is 8 years here. So is it for elderly housing but I won't qualify for a subsidy which is fine, just have to plan differently.

    More and more people are starting to really resent them and their attitudes. Nobody seems to like Jesse Jackson. I guess he can't handle a real job. A lot of countries wouldn't put up with their $hit.

  • Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Limit Children To One Ketchup Packet

    10/09/2014 8:31:13 PM PDT · 91 of 125
    Aliska to piasa
    OK, divinity. I can only make it when the humidity is low, haven't for years. At most I beat only 3 egg whites which makes it yummy soft. I finally have a nice candy thermometer.

    The problem is my hands shake and arms are weak. You have to pour the syrup in a thin steady stream, stand mixer now will be a help so I can put two hands on the pot handle. I can only manage one small batch at a time. It has to be a heavy pan, mine don't always pour right either. If I could hold the hot syrup longer, I would gladly double it as divinity is one of my favorites.

    My cat probably wouldn't eat them. No dogs. I feed the birds outside. You mean use it raw? Or cook it?

    I can make meringe shells, too, but they don't keep very well and I like them crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Pavlovas.

    All this talk about food and I haven't had any dessert for days. So I rummaged around and found some vanilla instant pudding. I perk it up with butter rum extract and nutmeg on top. Luckily my milk hadn't gone sour; I'm losing a lot of milk lately. I use over a half gallon when I make rice pudding in a huge round glass casserole.

    Thank you for the suggestions. I wish I had frozen the whites in ice trays but I used a cool whip container.

  • Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Limit Children To One Ketchup Packet

    10/09/2014 8:22:29 PM PDT · 88 of 125
    Aliska to piasa

    That sounds good, I will skip the microwave though; it’s on top of my fridge. I have been using more olive oil. Actually, I like boiled potatoes mushed with a fork with real butter, salt and pepper.

  • US Supreme Court blocks Wis. voter ID law

    10/09/2014 7:56:57 PM PDT · 13 of 64
    Aliska to gorush
    Double that. Bad decision. I have to present a photo ID to vote if I go to the polls but don't if I vote absentee. We have to have photo ID's for so many things, my doctor for crying out loud.

    The Supreme Court must want to encourage Democrat cheating and illegal aliens voting. What's in it for them?

  • Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Limit Children To One Ketchup Packet

    10/09/2014 7:51:25 PM PDT · 70 of 125
    Aliska to piasa
    Yours sounds especially good and that's the kind of food I grew up on. My mom was a great cook. Those women deserve special honors in heaven. Maybe their hours weren't too long but it was hot and hard work. Only later was there air conditioning.

    I do make wonderful apple pies but it's a lot of work so don't do it too often. They changed the Crisco taking out the trans fats and it doesn't taste any good, doesn't have much taste at all any more. I will work on chicken combinations like maybe use Bisquick for toppers with chicken, gravy and veggies. Fried potatoes, I make different kinds fresh grated hash browns and also leftover chopped. My mom used to stretch with some stale bread which got crispy. Ketchup or chili sauce on that. I have been making a lot of fresh puddings. Also rice pudding the long way in a slow oven. I tweaked it until I got it so yummy and creamy and leave the raisins and spices out now, is just unique is all I can say.

    I am waiting to make a latke recipe I found on yt. I did make some yummy scalloped potatoes with Gruyere cheese, sliced with the 2mm blade for Cuisinart. All this is new to me. Anyway, as I peeled the potatoes and always cut out blemishes and eyes, they started turning dark, so got them in some cold water.

    I read a tip on yt. Crush some Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). I had 3 all ready so I dissolved them in a cup of water, then as the potatoes were slicing, I poured the liquid through the skinny tube on top. I just shook the extra liquid off the potatoes when I layered them in a pan and they stayed beautiful, no discoloration at all.

    I finally got a new ice cream maker, the kind you don't have to buy ice, 2 quart capacity. So I have been making coffee ice cream with Starbuck's roasted beans hit with a hammer, heated with milk, then let sit for an hour and strain out. The problem I've had is to use 1 qt half and half and 2 cups whip cream, I need twelve egg yolks. We never made it that way but it has the best consistency. So now I have 2 dozen egg whites frozen lol. Have to make an angel food cake in an oversized tube pan I guess or throw them out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • The Lone Hispanic Ultra Conservative – Ted Cruz

    10/09/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT · 5 of 12
    Aliska to 2ndDivisionVet
    Something a little interesting happened today. I was going to the door to let the cat out, and this pretty young woman had just put a Republican flyer on my door and was leaving. She turned around and came up on the porch and asked if I wanted to sign up for early voting.

    I wish I could recall the conversation word for word but I can't. I asked her where she lived. New Mexico. Oh, the Republicans must have hired you. Well, she is pro life but likes some things about the Democrats. Mentioned she was working for Joni Ernst.

    I didn't get everything in about that but she is the Republican opposition to incumbent Bruce Braley. On talk radio there was something about he sent a letter to Lois Lerner to sic the IRS on a name I didn't get, said he'd put the letter up on his website (a guest). I can call and find out more about that.

    What I didn't mention is that I don't know if it is possible to call Joni Ernst back to active duty. Michelle came to Iowa to campaign for Braley a week or two ago. Joni has been polling ahead. I wouldn't put it past them to make a move like that.

    So the young girl got me all signed up for absentee which saved me from having to call and ask. She remarked that it is so green here. It was beautiful today.

    Next stop is Des Moines for her.