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jimmyk
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Congrats, Rocco. My recent checkup showed my A1c at 5.5 as well. A few years ago it was 6.1, which is into the pre-diabetic range. On the other hand, the PSA was not so good. Not too worried about it but getting more tests. Also, since I’ve sort of managed to catch up: RIP to Herb Meyer, and condolences to MT. I didn’t know that much about him, but those videos were great.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
I have to believe the snail's pace is for a legitimate reason. I can accept that to a point. But we were assured that there were criminal referrals against Podesta, Strzok, etc. No sign of anything. Meanwhile Manafort's case proceeded at a hare's pace and he rots away in solitary.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
This was the Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/PolizziThomas/status/1076276514285649920
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Weekend Open Thread at JustOneMinute
Catching up, MM's link to that tweet about Schumer had this: You had 8 years under Barry Soetoro O’Bozo to get this wall built. Instead you were busy getting your daughters best friend pregnant and paying for her to have ... Abortions. This poor girl committed suicide because you told her you loved her. Is that a real story that I'd somehow missed?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Weekend Open Thread at JustOneMinute
I thought about that, CH, but she says she wants an overview of US history. I don’t think I can dissuade her on that.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
I agree sbw. I haven’t read 1776, but I’ve read bios of most of the founding fathers, and basically drew the history from that. Same with the Civil War, with bios of Lincoln and Grant. I did read an excellent narrative history of WWII, A World at Arms, by Weinberg.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
I’m not worried about her taking Zinn seriously, I just think she’ll realize part way in that it’s garbage and a waste of time. I don’t think broad overviews are the way to do history, but she didn’t ask my advice. :) Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. I may actually have the Paul Johnson book somewhere, having intended to read it but never got around to it. I liked his History of the Jews.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
Question for the JOM book lovers: Daughter was looking for some summer reading, and wanted an American history overview. She naively picked up the Howard Zinn trash history (“It had good reviews!”). I explained that it was like US history according to Bernie Sanders. So I want to find an alternative. Any recommendations?
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
yes, henry, though the true believers want grass-fed beef. And I have no idea how much corn goes into corn syrup, corn oil, etc. that is anathema to keto/paleo enthusiasts. I won't even get into ethanol.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
Why the Greenwald story exploded narc, my impression is that Greenwald is trying to resuscitate Lula by going after Bolsonaro's justice minister, is that right? Greenwald doesn't seem like a guy who would protect the swamp, but is that what your babalu link is suggesting? Or that he's duped? Or maybe that maybe both sides are corrupt (no big surprise there), though Bolsonaro himself doesn't seem to be implicated.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
Corn oil, corn flour is i everything from pancake mix to cereals. Won't all the people going keto tank corn prices?
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
Not such a surprise that it was in the NYT, since the point was to raise the left’s blood pressure over the prospects of a conservative majority in the court. There was also an op-ed in the WSJ by an old-school liberal lamenting what liberalism has come to today. Behind the paywall no doubt, but I’ll link it anyway: https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberalism-isnt-what-it-used-to-be-11561069996
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
The other day henry posted about smart TVs and concerns about the IOT (Internet of Things). But who knew there were smart light bulbs? I didn't, but this from GE (video at link) is unintentionally hilarious: https://twitter.com/NumbersMuncher/status/1141527175394410498 I would short GE stock immediately. Thomas Edison is rolling in his grave.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on California Dreamin' Comes East at JustOneMinute
And I'm with GUS that Strzok and Page were lovers. I suspect they bonded over their Trump hatred and one thing led to another. I don't see what they would have to gain from making that up, since it hasn't prevented the discovery of their professional corruption. In some ways it corroborates it--corrupt in their personal lives, corrupt in their professional lives.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Oh, Boy! Say It Ain't So, Joe at JustOneMinute
Not trying to make you paranoid jimmy, but a person intent on something sneaky might very well go to another lawyer and do the deed there. No worries, I'm plenty paranoid on my own. :) My thought was to update the current will that I have (from around 15 years ago) so that it is the most recent. At the same time I can't believe some new will resurfacing in the hands of a stepdaughter would pass the sniff test. But I'll see what the lawyer says.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Oh, Boy! Say It Ain't So, Joe at JustOneMinute
Way behind as usual. Thanks to iggy, amom, maryrose and others I may have missed regarding the weird stepsister. I’m going to place a call to my dad’s attorney regarding his will and the health care POA. Pretty sure I have the most recent copy of his will, but it’s worth making sure. Fortunately, at the rate he’s going, he’ll probably outlive both her and his assets. :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Oh, Boy! Say It Ain't So, Joe at JustOneMinute
Only one dissent in that Fed vote, James Bullard of the St Louis Fed, who wanted to cut 0.25%.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
Jimmyk, your dad still has his marbles, right? Step sister has NO SAY whatsoever if he wants to change his healthcare POA That's the issue, a-mom. He has some dementia, particularly in the short-term memory department. So we fear that the stepsister could make trouble for us by claiming that we just got him to sign something without his really understanding what it was. God only knows why she is so insistent. She's not in his will as far as I know, though maybe she thinks she is.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
oops, not sure how that happened. :(
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
rse, sorry you have to go through this, with family conflict as well. So many of us here know the hassles of difficult siblings. In our case we have an odd problem: My father remarried when we were in our 20s or 30s, and the 2nd spouse had a couple of kids in their 40s at the time--step-siblings I suppose, but we had no relationship with them. Anyway, as us kids were spread around the country, around 20 years ago my father made the stepsister his healthcare proxy. Now she's in her 70s and only nearby part of the year, so we approached her and asked if she'd give this to us. She very emphatically said no, giving us the impression that if we got our father to sign it over to us, she'd fight it by claiming he was not competent. To top it off, she seems all too eager to put him six feet under, putting what we thought were overly general DNR orders in his medical file. Anyway, a bit of a mess. Fortunately Dad is still in pretty decent health, so it hasn't come to a head yet.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
rse, sorry you have to go through this, with family conflict as well. So many of us here know the hassles of difficult siblings. In our case we have an odd problem: My father remarried when we were in our 20s or 30s, and the 2nd spouse had a couple of kids in their 40s at the time--step-siblings I suppose, but we had no relationship with them. Anyway, as us kids were spread around the country, around 20 years ago my father made the stepsister his healthcare proxy. Now she's in her 70s and only nearby part of the year, so we approached her and asked if she'd give this to us. She very emphatically said no, giving us the impression that if we got our father to sign it over to us, she'd fight it by claiming he was not competent. To top it off, she seems all too eager to put him six feet under, putting what we thought were overly general DNR orders in his medical file. Anyway, a bit of a mess. Fortunately Dad is still in pretty decent health, so it hasn't come to a head yet.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
And Happy Birthday to RG. I'm not all that fond of you, RG, as you're about six months younger than me You must really hate me, Iggy. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
Still trying to get caught up. Get out jimmy, sbw peter And Robin, too. Cuomo is really jumping the shark, I think even in NYS this could backfire politically. I bet the Rs retake the NYS Senate in 2020. Of course they're not much better than the Ds.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2019 on CNN, Scooped! at JustOneMinute
For some reason these women athletes aren't thrilled about competing against transgenders: https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/06/16/british-female-olympians-want-ioc-suspend-unfair-transgender-rules/
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2019 on Happy Father's Day! at JustOneMinute
Buckeye@7:21, same here.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2019 on Happy Father's Day! at JustOneMinute