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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: A Happy Ending!

April 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

lol….ya, read that on Friday.

I hadn’t even heard of this thing before it went kaput…Guess I’m not the social butterfly I used to be. :rolleyes:

My favorite video was the smug comments as they were being chained in the terminal awaiting a flight out….Like their self entitled asses cant believe how they’re being treated in … SOMEONE ELSES COUNTRY!….lol…laughable.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • A Happy Ending!

April 30, 2017 daaswampman 0

It made me happy!

‘Rich kids of Instagram meets Hunger Games’: Guests at luxury Fyre Festival where tickets cost $12,000 ‘mugged, stranded and hungry’

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It was supposed to be the most glamorous event of the year, with all the selfie opportunities and flower-crowns a young, gym-bodied social media influencer could dream of. But Fyre Festival, an elite concert event on a deserted island in the Bahamas with tickets priced up to $12,000 has quickly turned into a terrifying B-movie, with flocks of Instagram models forced to seek shelter in an airport after arriving to discover a lack of food, violent locals, appalling accommodation and feral dogs roaming the grounds.

As a result, social media has exploded overnight with tales of Instagram-filtered terror and disappointment, with beautiful festival-goers arriving on the island to discover half-built tents, their luggage being thrown out of the back of a truck, muggers and thieves laying in wait to steal wallets from trust fund kids, unhelpful staff, and “gourmet cuisine” that turned out to be nothing but ham and cheese sandwiches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/f … ets-turns/

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Banks! Here we go again!

April 30, 2017 anita 0

I covered bank failures when I did business writing between about 2009-2014.

After I saw the story posted by Swamp, I went back and looked at the FDIC bank failure list, which I’ve rarely done since I quit.

https://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/fa … klist.html

The list is worth a look, because it’s so amazing how few banks failed before 2007. The number of failed banks has really slowed in the last few years.

This list is also of interest:

https://www.fdic.gov/bank/statistical/s … c/fdic.pdf

What is interesting about this list is how much consolidation has gone on in banking in the last couple of decades. We now have well under half the number of banks that there were in 1990. There are just a little over 5,000 banks currently. Only two banks have been started in the last 5 years. (Thanks largely to Dodd-Frank.)

This list also shows that there are 123 “problem” banks remaining out there.

Sadly, rather than pushing the break-up of large banking institutions, and perhaps reinstate something similar to Glass-Steagall, Dodd-Frank has pushed consolidation within the industry.

I saw on the news this week that a congressman (whose name I don’t remember) just proposed a bill that would allow small banks to opt-out of Dodd-Frank, which seems like a good first step to encourage more banks to be created, rather than the current situation, where the small banks are merging or being bought out by the larger banks due to all the regulation.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Banks! Here we go again!

April 29, 2017 daaswampman 0

I know there are many local considerations, but how many other “special situations” are lurking out there after the last administration? Then consider all the student loans hanging out there, that everyone expected Hillary to forgive and forget! We may have a problem!

Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

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Regulators on Friday seized New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis, with cleanup costs estimated at $1 billion .

The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions handed the bank to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the fourth failure of a federally insured bank this year.

Hancock Holding Co. of Gulfport, Mississippi, bought $1.6 billion in deposits and $1 billion in assets, including $600 million in cash. Hancock will fold First NBC’s 24 Louisiana branches into its Whitney Bank unit and First NBC’s five Florida Panhandle branches into its Hancock Bank unit.

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Bank closures have been infrequent since the 2010 peak in the wake of the Great Recession. That year, regulators shuttered 157 banks, the most in any year since the savings and loan crisis two decades earlier and topping the 140 that were closed in 2009.

The billion-dollar loss comes from the difference in the FDIC’s obligations and what it can expect to collect from the assets. The last time the FDIC paid more than $1 billion to absorb losses was when two banks in Puerto Rico failed in 2010.

Hancock agreed to pay $35 million for the deposits it took over. Hancock had bought $1.3 billion in loans, $400 million in deposits and nine branches from First NBC earlier this year, as First NBC sold chunks of itself in an ultimately futile attempt to raise capital and avoid failure.

The FDIC, though, was only able to sell part of the bank to Hancock, which FDIC spokesman David Barr said was the sole bidder. The FDIC will mail $1.4 billion in checks beginning Monday to depositors who mostly hold certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and brokered deposits. No depositor will lose money, and the checks will include interest accrued through Friday. The FDIC will also have to dispose of roughly $2.5 billion in assets that Hancock didn’t want. For now, though, depositors and borrowers can keep doing business with their current branches.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business … e62f3e3f63

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • EMP and Stored Data

April 28, 2017 daaswampman 0

I recently read several articles related to how an EMP may effect stored data! It seems that the data could be corrupted even if the device survives!?!

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If you’re not using OPTICAL storage, all your data may be wiped out in a nuclear war, solar flare or EMP attack

While more people are becoming aware of the risk of an EMP attack, what almost nobody seems to realize is that magnetic storage media is also subject to data loss from electromagnetic phenomena. This includes hard drives, RAID storage arrays, thumb drives and even SD cards.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-26-i … ttack.html

Magnetism and EMP

Magnetism is a property of some materials. Magnetism is convenient for computerized data storage, because of the achievable high density, low latency, and possibility of multiple rewrites. However, this last property is also the bane of long-term storage: stored data can be affected by external magnetic sources, and is subject to gradual leakage. Even reading implies “grabbing” a bit of energy from the medium, thus weakening the data storage. Magneto-optical drives fare a bit better:

The medium magnetism can be altered only at high temperatures; at room temperature, it is “fixed”.
Reading can be done optically (because the medium optical qualities are modified by the magnetic orientation which was forced upon it when it was last heated), thus leaving the magnetic field “alone”.
Although manufacturers of magneto-optical drives claim reliable storage for long durations (decades, up to a century or two), this heavily depends on environmental conditions, and has never been tested “in full size” since the technology itself is not that old.

In particular, magnetic storage, whether magneto-optical or not, can be disrupted by applying a huge amount of magnetism in one go, something known as an Electromagnetic Pulse. This is the electromagnetic equivalent of a full stadium of beer-powered sport fans bellowing simultaneously (this has been used by some movie directors to obtain sound effects which are hard to simulate in a lab, resulting for instance in this scene — a cricket stadium was involved). The method of choice for generating big EMP is through nuclear weapons: nuclear fission and fusion emit huge amounts of high energy gamma rays, which, by colliding with electrons, create the EMP. EMP can also be generated with non-nuclear devices, albeit with a much lower energy.

Hollywood, in its everlasting educational mission, has depicted a non-nuclear EMP in which the generating device looks like a jukebox. There has been some allowance for artistic license, though: a non-nuclear EMP works by rapid compression of a conductor in a magnetic field, where “rapid” means “high explosives”. While the EMP effect has some military applications in specific situations (especially disabling onboard electronics in missiles, without needing to actually hit the missile with another missile), the common wisdom is that the explosives are more a general threat than the EMP itself. Would-be terrorists would not care about electromagnetism; they would just blow up things with the explosives alone.

A Faraday cage is effective against EMP proper; however, it does not block gamma rays and neutrons from a nuclear explosion, so gamma rays may enter the cage and generate a local pulse by interacting with the magnetic storage medium itself. The best protection for magnetic storage devices against a nuclear event is a deep underground bunker (it is also efficient for protecting human operators). That’s what they do for NORAD: the headquarters are buried under a mountain.

https://security.stackexchange.com/ques … ta-storage

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
This one scares me the most. No running, no hiding.

DW

You have options most don’t have! Social Isolation is the best plan in a Pandemic. You can drive to lots of nothing! The Lava Beds, Northern Nevada, all would be great options in a pandemic and you know the areas! How long does it take you to drive out of town – five minutes or less?

My plan is to fall back to my place in the Big Thicket, as there ain’t no fighting a pandemic! And hoping a mask will protect you 24/7, ain’t much of a plan. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
This one scares me the most. No running, no hiding.

DW

You have options most don’t have! Social Isolation is the best plan in a Pandemic. You can drive to lots of nothing! The Lava Beds, Northern Nevada, all would be great options in a pandemic and you know the areas! How long does it take you to drive out of town – five minutes or less?

My plan is to fall back to my place in the Big Thicket, as there ain’t no fighting a pandemic! And hoping a mask will protect you 24/7, ain’t much of a plan. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

April 9, 2017 ajax727 0

That plastic money is the is the greatest tracking device ever produced and people use it freely without understanding this small fact . The dollar coin was a bust and the new and improved ones will be a bust also . Just like the New $10.00 that will be coming out they will be a flop people will cut them up turn them in for replacement and cut them up also till reprinting them will become useless or so i have heard of this action against the new ten .

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 9, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

Figured that this would be the way things really hit the fan. It seems that pandemics are the way the planet “clears the air” of an out of balance situation. Now I don’t really believe that the planet is a rational entity capable of formulating and executing a plan but what ever “it” is seems to mimic that capability. When the American South planted nothing but cotton they got the boll weevil, up here in the corn belt we’re getting super weeds in response to our poisons. When there are too many of one type of fish in one of our lakes it seems that eventually we have a serious die off. There seem to be these systems for balance that jump up and bite without warning.

I would suggest that once we began to here reassurance from our government and the media propaganda outlets telling us that there is nothing to fear it’s time to go into lock down. We’re fairly well prepared to do just that. Though I suspect that “fairly” well prepared is just as bad as being wide open. Consequently with opportunity and availability of cash we expand our plans and capabilities.

The eventuality of a pandemic is well established. The question is when & where it starts and what is it’s nature going to be. I won’t go into the nuts and bolts of preparation as they are very well elucidated on this forum and others like it. What I can say is that there is an inevitability that we will all have to deal with. I’d suggest that our primary focus should be two pronged. We need to be able to lock down and isolate and we need to have the capability to exist sustainably and independently long term. I’ve seen the graves of folks who did not do this. A photo of a plague cemetery would be an excellent motivational poster.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0
oldasrocks wrote:
The idiots that designed the last metal dollar made it so close to the quarter in size it was confusing to use. That’s why it was rejected.

I agree that they are way too close to the quarter in size, but few people use half dollars and they are easy to identify. They already changed the design of the dollar and made it gold colored, still no takers! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0
oldasrocks wrote:
The idiots that designed the last metal dollar made it so close to the quarter in size it was confusing to use. That’s why it was rejected.

I agree that they are way too close to the quarter in size, but few people use half dollars and they are easy to identify. They already changed the design of the dollar and made it gold colored, still no takers! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0

Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

Two senators announce plan to eliminate penny, replace dollar bill with a coin.

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Another effort is underway to eliminate the penny and replace the dollar bill with a coin, reports WKYT.

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators John McCain and Mike Enzi announced the reintroduction of the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017, or the COINS Act for short.

According to a press release about the legislation, they said it would “modernize our currency by moving to a $1 dollar coin, reduce the cost of nickel production and suspend the minting of the penny, which currently costs more than one cent to produce.”

The release also emphasized the estimated cost savings of the plan which have been projected to be as high as $16 billion.

The COINS Act had been introduced a few years ago by the two senators and others; it focused on replacing the $1 bill with a coin.

Although it is unclear why that legislation did not pass, the Wall Street Journal pointed out in 2013 that, according to the Federal Reserve, dollar coins were so unpopular that about $1.4 billion worth of them had been produced but were not being used.

A Fed official also suggested at the time that the switch over may not produce any cost savings at all due to increased expenses in other areas.

As for the penny, CNN Money reported last April that it costs 1.4 cents to make each one.

Despite the relatively low utilization rate, one group fighting to keep the penny—funded by the company that makes the metal sheets pennies are cut from—argues that the government will need to issue more nickels which it loses more on per coin—about 2.4 cents each.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/0 … /22022666/

There is no reason the cent and nickel cannot be made out of steel or aluminum. This would reduce the cost way below face and it is proven technology throughout the world. It appears the reduced nickel in the nickel is just McCain looking out for the mining interests. The argument for the cent can and has been argued Ad nauseam and will continue.

Ending the dollar bill and only having a dollar coin is all about making cash difficult to use and pushing us toward electronic transactions and the total control that comes with it.

Being older than hell and from Nevada, I can tell you that most people hated the Silver Dollar – until silver went away. They were big, awkward, and largely unused in everyday commerce. The only place you seen them widely used was at the casinos. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

April 9, 2017 daaswampman 0

Another Shot Fired In The War On Cash

Two senators announce plan to eliminate penny, replace dollar bill with a coin.

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Another effort is underway to eliminate the penny and replace the dollar bill with a coin, reports WKYT.

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators John McCain and Mike Enzi announced the reintroduction of the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017, or the COINS Act for short.

According to a press release about the legislation, they said it would “modernize our currency by moving to a $1 dollar coin, reduce the cost of nickel production and suspend the minting of the penny, which currently costs more than one cent to produce.”

The release also emphasized the estimated cost savings of the plan which have been projected to be as high as $16 billion.

The COINS Act had been introduced a few years ago by the two senators and others; it focused on replacing the $1 bill with a coin.

Although it is unclear why that legislation did not pass, the Wall Street Journal pointed out in 2013 that, according to the Federal Reserve, dollar coins were so unpopular that about $1.4 billion worth of them had been produced but were not being used.

A Fed official also suggested at the time that the switch over may not produce any cost savings at all due to increased expenses in other areas.

As for the penny, CNN Money reported last April that it costs 1.4 cents to make each one.

Despite the relatively low utilization rate, one group fighting to keep the penny—funded by the company that makes the metal sheets pennies are cut from—argues that the government will need to issue more nickels which it loses more on per coin—about 2.4 cents each.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/0 … /22022666/

There is no reason the cent and nickel cannot be made out of steel or aluminum. This would reduce the cost way below face and it is proven technology throughout the world. It appears the reduced nickel in the nickel is just McCain looking out for the mining interests. The argument for the cent can and has been argued Ad nauseam and will continue.

Ending the dollar bill and only having a dollar coin is all about making cash difficult to use and pushing us toward electronic transactions and the total control that comes with it.

Being older than hell and from Nevada, I can tell you that most people hated the Silver Dollar – until silver went away. They were big, awkward, and largely unused in everyday commerce. The only place you seen them widely used was at the casinos. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

While I agree with the Manchuria? invasion, all true. I was intent on our part of WWII why is a warrior culture for centuries, in SE Asia our responsibility. Then /now? The Japanese were always a warring culture. How was invading a backwards country with little constructive resources a threat to the US. For gods sake they still have a king, or monarch. While symbolic, the empour wields great power.

Not until their defeat after WWII did they develop a three tiered govt, simlar to ours. If the US didn’t apply pressure, their culture would rapidly revert back to their old ways, at least on the islands.

Don’t misunderstand me, I love my country, I’m just a realist, when I point out that it is we the US, who are the bullies on the block, once a republic, now a fascist nation. It’s not to be mean, it’s the truth.

I like to pretend that I don’t care. At the end of the day, I care deeply for the people of this nation. Not so much for our sell out govt.

Dirk

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

While I agree with the Manchuria? invasion, all true. I was intent on our part of WWII why is a warrior culture for centuries, in SE Asia our responsibility. Then /now? The Japanese were always a warring culture. How was invading a backwards country with little constructive resources a threat to the US. For gods sake they still have a king, or monarch. While symbolic, the empour wields great power.

Not until their defeat after WWII did they develop a three tiered govt, simlar to ours. If the US didn’t apply pressure, their culture would rapidly revert back to their old ways, at least on the islands.

Don’t misunderstand me, I love my country, I’m just a realist, when I point out that it is we the US, who are the bullies on the block, once a republic, now a fascist nation. It’s not to be mean, it’s the truth.

I like to pretend that I don’t care. At the end of the day, I care deeply for the people of this nation. Not so much for our sell out govt.

Dirk

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 ReadyMom 0
AuntBee wrote:
I notice the drug stores are overflowing with OTC cold remedies lately. And posters all over the place inviting everybody to get a flu shot

Aunt Bee
Not a CNN fan

It’s flu season (or the end of it). Drug stores HAVE been better at promoting flu supplies & flu shots, the past several years, after the H5N1 scare and then the actual start of of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic that was stopped with the large-scale Fall-School vaccinations that were administered. Flu season is definitely more openly advertised now. -k

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 ReadyMom 0
AuntBee wrote:
I notice the drug stores are overflowing with OTC cold remedies lately. And posters all over the place inviting everybody to get a flu shot

Aunt Bee
Not a CNN fan

It’s flu season (or the end of it). Drug stores HAVE been better at promoting flu supplies & flu shots, the past several years, after the H5N1 scare and then the actual start of of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic that was stopped with the large-scale Fall-School vaccinations that were administered. Flu season is definitely more openly advertised now. -k

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 ReadyMom 0
daaswampman wrote:
The big one is coming, and it’s going to be a flu pandemic:

(CNN)Experts say we are “due” for one. When it happens, they tell us, it will probably have a greater impact on humanity than anything else currently happening in the world.

And yet, like with most people, it is probably something you haven’t spent much time thinking about.

Pandemic Flu is where I got my prepping start, back in 2006 … with the H5N1 pandemic scare. There was so much preparation for that possible pandemic. National prepping. National meetings. Global monitoring. Then it fizzled out. I spent SO MUCH time & energy on this possible event. I gave public prepping presentations. Sat in on National level meetings. Went to so many seminars & participated in & was a part of conferences & exhibits to help show people how to prepare. I have to admit … I’m burned out with flu concerns and read with new warnings with skeptical caution, now.

If you prep for a pandemic or EMP, you’re prepping for just about anything else, because both events are so all-inclusive. Difference with Pandemic prepping is you need to REALLY BEEF UP your MEDICAL preps. Add ‘Sick Room’ supplies … ‘Death by Pandemic’ supplies … ‘Personal Protection’ supplies (No … not birth control :whistling: … N95/N100 masks, surgical style gloves, tyvek coveralls & aprons, head coverings, goggles & contaminated trash disposal options) Pandemics are a whole ‘nother world to prep for! -k

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 Cin 0
Blondie wrote:

AuntBee wrote:There have been reports that some migrants are bringing diptheria, mumps, and other diseases that were cured in the Western world. Is it possible a mutation could result from those new/old diseases? Or is it most likely to be flu? I notice the drug stores are overflowing with OTC cold remedies lately. And posters all over the place inviting everybody to get a flu shot

Aunt Bee
Not a CNN fan

You’re Back!

It brings tears to my eyes!!!! :'(

Me too! I’m so happy to “see” you! :clap:

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 JayJay 0
oldasrocks wrote:
Natural or manmade? Natural, if Mother Nature gets tired of man and like a rabbit overpopulation, a virus goes through the excessive population. In this case very few would survive and the nuke plants would probably blow. The only survivors would be a few Africans way back in the bush.

Manmade would show a few survivors that come out of their bunkers to find there is no one left to wait on them and take orders.

At this point I am beyond caring. Maybe because I am old. Maybe because I know man will never stop fighting and killing each other for stupid reasons. We are upset because some poison gas was accidentally released and killed a few people. So what do we do? Bomb the heck out of them and kill a few more innocents.

Why do we search and spend money on new and faster ways to kill each other? Imagine if this money was spent on good and crop production. Instead we search for feeble excuses to kill our neighbors. We put people in camps instead of spending the same money to eliminate the bad guys. We NEED the bad guys so we can spend more money on new toys to kill.

Spray the earth with Prozac or something and calm people down.

Hundred million on that exercise–imagine if that was used toward our infrastructure or even solar energy for us!!
Oh, yeah, not one peep from LSM or white house about white genocide in S. Africa??

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
AuntBee wrote:
My initial reaction was that Trump was sending a message to the world in general that there was a sheriff again in the White House who would respond to provocation or crimes against humanity, not just make a speech about it. Hopefully putting real time consequences back on the table will at least get enemies to think it over before they act.

I don’t believe his plan was to open the door to declare war in the Middle East or with Russia. More like a dog who got tired of having his tail pulled and snapped back.

All that said, it does seem like this was a red flag. Not sure about Syria and the gas attack, but pics they show about the damage to the airstrip seemed to show a lot less damage than I would expect. Military expert that I am.

Elizabeth Warren’s reaction to hearing that tomahawk missiles were used:Image

Aunt Bee

I am always amazed at your search abilities to find just the right video clip. Must be the librarian in you.
Couldn’t you find any vid of Princess Pocahontas doing an “indian war whoop”??

Your humor and wit has been sorely missed on the forum.
:clap::clap::clap:
Reb

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
AuntBee wrote:
My initial reaction was that Trump was sending a message to the world in general that there was a sheriff again in the White House who would respond to provocation or crimes against humanity, not just make a speech about it. Hopefully putting real time consequences back on the table will at least get enemies to think it over before they act.

I don’t believe his plan was to open the door to declare war in the Middle East or with Russia. More like a dog who got tired of having his tail pulled and snapped back.

All that said, it does seem like this was a red flag. Not sure about Syria and the gas attack, but pics they show about the damage to the airstrip seemed to show a lot less damage than I would expect. Military expert that I am.

Elizabeth Warren’s reaction to hearing that tomahawk missiles were used:Image

Aunt Bee

I am always amazed at your search abilities to find just the right video clip. Must be the librarian in you.
Couldn’t you find any vid of Princess Pocahontas doing an “indian war whoop”??

Your humor and wit has been sorely missed on the forum.
:clap::clap::clap:
Reb

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: USA is back

April 8, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Driven you strike me as a smart person. And you put up Pearl Harbor. You are aware of the history of the US cutting all resources off to Japan in an attempt to provoke them into WWII? Our govt, on record as provoking them into WWII.

Sadly I’ve come to the informed conclusion that the Government of the United States, are by far the most evil entity on the face of the planet.

10/12 years ago, I was a Kool aid drinker, apparently like you. I retired, I spend at least two hours a day, reviewing Intel, and verifying that Intel. I may go thru 30 different sites daily, in an attempt to come up with an informed opinion. Left right conservative, and dozens of world sites.

Riddle me this, what exactly did Assad, or the Russimas stand to gain. This makes no sense. Assad was home free, the US had stated and repeated Assad was their problem not ours. A week later we have an incident that fits neatly into the neocons prospective, the Globilists, agenda, and the military industrial complexes pocket.

Na life isn’t that pattern. I’m a patient man I know this, eventually the truth will manifest, we will learn the truth.

This is politics at its worst.

Keep up the good work, I guess you and me are just at the agree to disagree point, no harm no foul.

If I learn I’m wrong I will humbly apologize, problem is I don’t think I’m wrong.

Respectfully.

Dirk Williams

all well and good until the facts trip you up – WW2 started in the early 1930s with Japan’s invasion and raping of Manchuria …

all the follow up trade sanctions against Japan was in response to their continued aggression – the sanctions weren’t done soon enough to stop Japan from building their war machine ….

if want to live in this world in peace sometimes you need to be the leader and fight back – isolation only delays the inevitable – AKA WW1 …. you can live in a Saddam Hussain azzhole world if you like – I’ll take a Bush solution anytime ….

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Natural or manmade? Natural, if Mother Nature gets tired of man and like a rabbit overpopulation, a virus goes through the excessive population. In this case very few would survive and the nuke plants would probably blow. The only survivors would be a few Africans way back in the bush.

Manmade would show a few survivors that come out of their bunkers to find there is no one left to wait on them and take orders.

At this point I am beyond caring. Maybe because I am old. Maybe because I know man will never stop fighting and killing each other for stupid reasons. We are upset because some poison gas was accidentally released and killed a few people. So what do we do? Bomb the heck out of them and kill a few more innocents.

Why do we search and spend money on new and faster ways to kill each other? Imagine if this money was spent on good and crop production. Instead we search for feeble excuses to kill our neighbors. We put people in camps instead of spending the same money to eliminate the bad guys. We NEED the bad guys so we can spend more money on new toys to kill.

Spray the earth with Prozac or something and calm people down.

Statistics: Posted by oldasrocks — Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:37 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 Cast Iron 0
MoosePath wrote:
Call me a conspiracy theorist, I think all of us preppers have a little of that in us, but I feel this could be the next big thing. The world is getting over crowded and the “powers that be” know this. We are using up all the natural resources of this planet and the “pretty people” need a way to stop this from happening. Wars destroy property and infrastructure, poisons land and water and could potentially lead to nuclear war or melt downs of power plants. The powers that be certainly do not want this. EMP’s could accomplish huge population declines but also could destroy property by riots and power plant meltdowns. But a planned pandemic could keep much of the planets resources intact. Strategic people could be put in place to power down nuclear plants as the pandemic wanes and the people in power have a vaccination to keep the “right” people safe. Most likely riots would be to a minimum because people will not venture outside for fear of getting the flu, and if they did they would avoid large crowds. They’d make a half hearted effort to appear to be doing something but the cure would never happen until populations plummeted. They wouldn’t let everyone die because you would need the servants to work for their new world masters. I don’t know maybe this way of thinking is off the deep end but I wouldn’t be surprised if this scenario came to fruition. You can call me nuts but we just bombed a man who poisoned his own people, humans in power over the length of history have shown the propensity to eliminate undesirable people. Resources on this planet are slowly running out and there will be lots and lots of unnecessary undesirable people using up those valuable resources. Food for thought.

Interesting theory. Has merit. I would be inclined to agree.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:08 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 MoosePath 0

Call me a conspiracy theorist, I think all of us preppers have a little of that in us, but I feel this could be the next big thing. The world is getting over crowded and the “powers that be” know this. We are using up all the natural resources of this planet and the “pretty people” need a way to stop this from happening. Wars destroy property and infrastructure, poisons land and water and could potentially lead to nuclear war or melt downs of power plants. The powers that be certainly do not want this. EMP’s could accomplish huge population declines but also could destroy property by riots and power plant meltdowns. But a planned pandemic could keep much of the planets resources intact. Strategic people could be put in place to power down nuclear plants as the pandemic wanes and the people in power have a vaccination to keep the “right” people safe. Most likely riots would be to a minimum because people will not venture outside for fear of getting the flu, and if they did they would avoid large crowds. They’d make a half hearted effort to appear to be doing something but the cure would never happen until populations plummeted. They wouldn’t let everyone die because you would need the servants to work for their new world masters. I don’t know maybe this way of thinking is off the deep end but I wouldn’t be surprised if this scenario came to fruition. You can call me nuts but we just bombed a man who poisoned his own people, humans in power over the length of history have shown the propensity to eliminate undesirable people. Resources on this planet are slowly running out and there will be lots and lots of unnecessary undesirable people using up those valuable resources. Food for thought.

Statistics: Posted by MoosePath — Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:24 pm