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“We didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.” ~ John Steinbeck

I was a bad influence on the Beatles': James Taylor on Lennon, love and recovery

James Taylor looks out at the sprawling London skyline. “This is where it started,” he says. “The moment.” He made his first trip here in 1968, playing for Paul McCartney and George Harrison and becoming the first artist signed to the Beatles’ record label, Apple Records. This was before he moved to Laurel Canyon with the rest of the denim-draped California dreamers who defined the sound of the late 60s and far beyond. Before he met David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Before he and Mitchell fell in love. Before he wrote his pivotal album Sweet Baby James during a stint in a psychiatric hospital. Before his marriage to Carly Simon, which opened up his personal life – including his long battle with heroin addiction – to public consciousness. Before he sold 100m records, performed for the Obamas and the Clintons, and then, decades later, appeared on stage with one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Taylor Swift, who is named after him. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/feb/17/james-taylor-i-was-a-bad-i...

Overslept today, a brief OT, but the coffee's on and the photo of two Bialetti moka pots is from The Guardian.

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Wally's picture

Nifty Steinbeck quote.

Math. Arrrrgh.

Hang in there.

Just to be a bit provocative, I'm throwing this out there. This guy should not be allowed to appear on MSNBC or any MSM (of course, he will probably get more money and more appearances):

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@Wally
most all the MSNBC pundits and 'talent' fall all over themselves in producing sentences of insinuation and innuendo against Bernie, they can hardly hold their pee/glee in doing so. Fuck 'em, remember we always have a French model when all else fails. Smile

Nevada, latest polls show tremendous lead, but shenanigans already break the surface, so, on guard.

Dug into demographics this past week and from what i see, to win against trump especially in battlegrounds, Democrats need to maintain the demographic turn-out of 2018 and add significant votes from the working class. As you know, Bernie presently has the broadest demographic appeal of all the candidates by far in most cases; so, logic has it that he is the 'electable' one.

Personally, i think people mostly vote for candidates they like and Bernie wins in favor-ability as well. Let my simple arguments win the day and the people triumph for a change.

Onward ...

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Very cute photo of those two pots. Made me think of the love shared between parent and child. For no reason in particular. Lol

Off to a meeting to prepare for the last 10 (TEN) (yipes!) days of GOTV on campus. Fuck yeah! Sander’s endorsement of the strike was a huuuge shot in the arms for the students. And someone told the police to back the fuck off. Heh. Mofos! Maybe some one high up with a kid in the uc system. Right?

Today Nevada caucuses. Go Bernie. Have a great day my friend. Onward...

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@magiamma
Making the magic happen in California; hats off to you, my friend.

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

@magiamma I've tried using them, but even with the right grind, it didnt turn out very well. But I'll definitely try again.

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@tle well, my water is soft and with low pH, so aluminum is not the metal of choice here in my corner of Mass. Instead, I found the Vev Vigano stainless models are perfection. I make a mug every morning using a totally Fair Trade dark roast, Marrakesih Express, from Dean's Beans. I've even given the 3 cup model to friends (i.e., 6 ounces, so 1 real coffee cup full up). Dean is a green and people-power activist and roasts some great coffees (no paid ad here!).
Go, Nevada!

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"Fear is the mind-killer" - Frank Herbert, Dune

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@p gorden lippy
a java i would enjoy; drinking Peaberry Kauai, courtesy of my oldest friend in Hawaii.

Use a press most of the time.

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Lookout's picture

A thin Trade Day this AM. Temps at almost 30 degrees probably the culprit. Looks like you may have gotten some snow this week smiley. We arrived home to find our road rather well washed and eroded. There was a 6" rain in one night while we were gone that did some damage. We've had another 3-4 inches since we got home on Monday evening.

We had the easiest re-entry to the US ever. Exit the plane and a short escalator ride placed us at an almost empty Customs/passport check and we were out of the busy Atlanta airport in less than 30 min of landing. Caught a taxi for $10 to our car parked at the motel 6 (one night's stay plus 20 days of parking for $140).

Today I recycled and grocery shopped while in town. Planting peas today in the garden and planting flats of greens and lettuce for later transplanting too. Hard to wrap your head around the spring garden when it is 30 degrees...but here it comes.

Hope you all have a great day and weekend!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout
interfere with trip to the hill, no biggie, rescheduled.

Bet your road is ruts, we've had lots of rain. Always surprises me when vacation folks purchase their mountain home without regard to the steep driveways,and the maintenance they require.

Great you're planting and eating collards, yum.

Good to see you, have a good one.

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enhydra lutris's picture

daily, most of the seventies and eighties. You never forget how. A few years ago, on a trip to Italy with some friends we stayed for about a week in a small cottage in the hills outside of Florence which was provided with such a pot and the appropriate java and I was making perfect morning Americano's plus latte's for the Starbucks' aficionados from day one.

Oversleeping is good when needed, so enjoy it.

have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

love the hills of Florence, have a special restaurat on a ridge outside looking down at original wall of the city.

Bialetti is filing bankruptcy, apparently from the story in the Guardian i saw the photos in, but can't find it this morning, no biggie.

Sorry to read about the dry conditions, another drought is not what California or anyone needs.

Sleep, hard to come by, but good when it does. Smile

Have a good one.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

Sleeping In
Waking up later than expected
always puts a smile on my face.
Getting the tea going, and
settling in for a quiet
morning of reading,
relaxing, taking time
for me.

Have a great Saturday, everyone! Pleasantry

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
-- Arundhati Roy

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@Raggedy Ann

Hope you enjoyed the hot waters and speaking of water, is that tea brewed with well water?

Sit-a-while
on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
sweet water
in cool touches
meet lips
from hand dug wells.

Smile Have a wonderful desert day.

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Anja Geitz's picture

But lately, I've been making chai lattes.

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Fairly easy to do, and so much better than store bought. And the great thing is you can store in the refrigerator and make iced chai lattes when the weather warms up!

For anyone interested, here's a great recipe...

Thanks Smiley for the OT this morning. It's comforting to get back to my routine. Been a little sad this last week. Had to put down my sweet Pierre. Sad

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz

Oh, heart sinks a little hearing of Pierre walking on; having recently lost jackson, i especially feel this passing. They give us so much while asking for little.

Heart is happy to see you back. Never had a chai latte, thanks for turning us on.

Bright spot coming up for me, son's coming to visit next week. Smile

Hugs and happy sipping, good friend.

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@smiley7

So difficult losing these little creatures. They become such a special part of our lives, the stark hole they leave behind is quite unbearable. I'm working on writing a memorial about Pierre but it's been slow going. It's cathartic, but how much crying can one subject themselves to? Cognitive functions also being compromised, my creative brain feels fogged in for now. But no matter. Whenever I do finish writing the memorial of her life, I'll publish it here.

My heart is happy to hear of your son's visit. Bright spots are always welcome!

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz
a poster made from my favorite photo of him.

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@smiley7 @smiley7

with you to send Jackson best wishes.

So, needless to say, today, I was very saddened for you, and your Son and his Family, to see that he's already passed on. Give rose I know he was a wonderful companion, and friend.

I was trying real hard to remember if you had posted a photo of him in the past--somehow, I was 'thinking' that he was a deep, almost reddish gold. At any rate, it brings it home for us that we may not have "Rambo" with us, for as long as we've had most of our other furbabies. Especially, in light of her current/congenital health issues.

Please pass along my condolences to your Family when they visit. I'm sure it will be a great comfort to all of you, to spend time together.

We're got a project we're working on for our local Senior Citizen's Center, to begin in May. More on that later.

BTW, I'm thinking I saw that you were trying to get another med (a while back). I sure hope that worked out for you. Know you've got some real dedicated Docs, who diligently work on your behalf.

Take care. Be well.

[Edited: Senior Citizen's Center, not 'senior' - whoah! Biggrin ]

Pleasantry

Mollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

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@Unabashed Liberal

vibes; been missing you, a little concerned, can relax, you are here. Thanks for the kind words, yep Jackson walked on early, a raging dog, blood cancer.

Let me think, how's your new digs coming along? Still planning to expatriate/

Warm thoughts to you two and Rambo and some belly rubs, too.

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Unabashed Liberal's picture

@smiley7

being able to kibitz with you, especially, here at your always interesting and inspiring Saturday OTs! Wink

Right now, Mr M and I are enjoying his newly embarked-upon retirement, just here in our community, especially since we've gotten more engaged in a number of 'senior' activities/organizations that we had never bothered to explore. Also, we're waiting to see how Coronavirus develops/spreads, since we both have relatively seriously compromised immune systems. Right now, it'd be foolish (for us) to travel outside the US.

As scr*wed up as this Administration is, we're relieved to see that it seems to be taking strong measures to avoid the spread of the virus. We're mostly spending time on the Eastern Shore, but, still run north every few weeks, due to Family matters. Anyhoo, as our luck would have it, there was a scare not too far down the road (regarding a traveler who was quarantined after returning from China). Thankfully, it was a false alarm.

Having said all that, we are still very interested in relocating to SA--most likely, Uruguay or Argentina (possibly, initially Paraguay, because citizenship there can be obtained/bought for practically nothing, in no time). IOW, it might be smart to get Paraguayan citizenship; then, proceed to explore/consider 2-3 other countries for permanent residence. Easy peasy! Wink

Right now, my personal goal is to get well enough to start Rambo's nose/scent training by late Spring/early Summer. There are a couple of different types of competitive tracking activities, and I'm still learning about/checking them out.

Take care.

Mollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

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@Unabashed Liberal

What a breath of fresh, warm air you bring.

I think it might be smiley's avatar at DKos that you remember of beautiful Jackson ...

I hope all is well with you.

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@janis b @janis b

posted it here (his Saturday OT) when I first mentioned that we got a Golden Pup. (I just checked out Smiley's avatar at DKos, and it's definitely the photo that I had in mind). Such a beautiful photo of a gorgeous fellow, who was also a very 'Good Boy,' and precious Friend to his loved ones.

Very much appreciate your always kind and encouraging words, Janis. I can think of no one who does more to 'uplift' her fellow truth seekers/travelers--you're a gem!

Pleasantry

BTW, I've got a photo of Miss Rambo with one of her obedience classmates, Ruger, doing the so-called "Chicken Challenge" that I plan to post at the Photography Thread, or, in my sig line. The two pups are in a "down/stay" amidst the distraction of a cluster of turkeys and chickens milling around nearby. Kewl!

Actually, not sure that Mr M and I could command such a degree of obedience under the same circumstances, now that she's been back with us for a couple months. Biggrin However, when everything shakes out a bit, gonna take a shot at AKC nose (scent) training, hopefully for (fun) competition. Not to get ahead of myself, or anything! Smile Anyhoo, been ordering the supplies/training books, etc., in preparation of starting the training by Spring.

Hope to see you Friday.

Mollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

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@Unabashed Liberal

Now that is one sport I wouldn't mind watching ; ).

If you could see my face after reading your comment you would see it blushing. Your appreciation means a lot to me. Thank you.

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@Anja Geitz

to hear that you've lost your precious 'Pierre.'

During my hiatus, I've thought of her several times. I'm on a new computer, and don't have a photo album, yet, or, I'd post one of the adorable photos of her, as a tribute. I think my favorite one is when she's wearing a onesie, and, an Elizabethan collar, with the TV/computer screen in the background. I've almost felt as though I know her, through you. Mr M, Kaity and I are sending beaucoup positive, and I hope, healing, karma in your direction.

(I have a sympathetic ear, if you need one. Smile )

Currently, Mr M and I are just trying to stay well, after illness, and repeated relapses. We've actually taken to being hermits, to avoid flu, etc. At least we've broadened our horizons a bit--we now order almost everything, including groceries, online. (A temporary measure, of course.)

Still enjoy reading your excellent OT's. Happy that QMS graciously filled in for you--hope you give yourself a break, and, plenty of time to heal.

Pleasantry

Mollie

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
~~Cicero

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@Unabashed Liberal

so that your dreams can be more fully realised. I'm glad you are here.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads in first preference in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, according to Edison Media Research, which conducts the network entrance poll. The assessment is based on entrance poll interviews with both early voters and caucus attendees.

He's sweeping the 45 and under age group and has a slight lead in 45 and over, basically tied with a few others in the old age group

51% of Hispanic voters going for bernie.

Rock on!

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Smile

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@smiley7
the first 2% reporting could be producing panic attacks.

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@Marie

Nevada's caucuses have officially wrapped up; early results show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a lead. Though he's not yet declaring victory, ...

The best negative spin they could come up with is that Sanders hasn't declared victory with 3% of the caucuses reporting. The MSM, DNC, etc. were braced for a strong showing by Sanders in NV -- but nothing close to what their seeing in the early reports.

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@Marie

rout by the end. Big smile, a great day for mankind, may this be the beginning we desperately need as a people.

Thanks for being here.

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@smiley7
and divert public attention away from it. But watching elections results roll in until they stop rolling has been a guilty pleasure of mine since I was about sixteen years old.

Assuming he needs no introduction here, Jon Ralston's tweet

Damn: Now looks like Bernie has won caucuses at Bellagio, Mandalay, Park MFM, Rio, and Wynn, tied at Harrah’s and lost Paris. He is the Culinary workers’ candidate!

The thread is chockablock with Culinary workers rubbing it in Ralston's face.

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@Marie

huddled together for Bernie. He had a lot of former Reid campaign staffers, though Reid ain't batting for Sanders in public, just the opposite, but no matter.

Let's see how creative the ruling class will be in the comings days ...

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@smiley7
that Mayo Pete claimed that the Culinary Workers were rejecting Sanders. Sanders hit back on that, but it still could have done some damage.

Not sure if it's warranted but as only 4% of precincts have been reported and this is now like seven hours after the end of the caucuses, I'm getting suspicious. As with Iowa, a "glitch" can downplay the results or even fix the results to reduce Sanders delegate count and increase it for all the others for the current news cycle. Fixing the results is a dangerous play only if the Sanders campaign doesn't pack up and leave NV and the NV DP can rat-f*** the next round as they did in 2016. Team Sanders must get every precinct selected Sanders' delegate to the county conventions and have the means to quickly report the insertion of any NV-DP substitutes.

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@Marie
precincts plus the exit polls of the 70,000 early voters which they added onto through the day.

So their win margins are forecast from there, i'm fairly confident in saying that. Not to worry he's going to win at least two to one to second place, if not 2.5, and the night belongs to those candidates trying to reach 15%

A smashing. And Bernie's the first candidate of any party to win Iowa, NH and NV.

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@smiley7
"The networks had teams out in precincts plus the exit polls of the 70,000 early voters which they added onto through the day."

Networks/cable don't spend the resources necessary to do that -- assuming they even have the skill to do it. When did the networks decide that exit polls are valid again? How do they fold those 70,000 early voter numbers, with ranked choices, into the precincts? Haven't even seen any media estimates of voter turnout at the caucuses which is far easier to provide than caucus results.

Current reports (only 23% so far) have Warren doing significantly worse than the average of her polling numbers and after she was accorded a boffo debate performance. Klobuchar had a polling average of 9.5% and is currently at 3.3% (in her post caucus interview Amy said that she did much better than expected). Both may do better in their raw vote totals (if NV delivers those as they claimed they would) but failed viability in too many precincts.

At this point, the slow reporting of the results -- not a difficult task -- has made me suspicious. Good outcome for Sanders at 46% will carry a different narrative than if the true results had him at 55%.

Ah, now see Mayo Pete is picking up steam. Have zero insight as to those that have him as their first choice. (Okay I also struggle on that question wrt Biden, but in his case DP institutional support kicks in for him in NV and is expected in SC. OTOH, that also exists in IA, but didn't materialize for him.)

When all the numbers come in my provisional suspicions may abate. Hope so because it's not healthy to let undue suspicions devolve into paranoia.

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will be exploited to rat fuck Bernie and the voters in the dead of the night. There is no way that they will back down so easily. None!

They have already managed to shave Bernie's lead from 36% to 23%.

@Marie

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janis b's picture

on this happy day for Bernie Bros and Bras.

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janis b's picture

Saw this post by annieli over at TOP

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smiley7's picture

@janis b

Great to see you, old fingers bursting away about Bernie, got to keep the momentum rolling. Smile

Rather good story about James, our favorite son guitar player and sheep dog owner from home.

Hugs ...

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My weapon of choice ... although mine is silver rather than white:

The wide, heavy base is a plus. Also, it's actually made in Italy.

Ours sees use constantly. I love a press, too.

Found out an odd thing about the fear of aluminum in these pots. Evidently, Italians don't let soap and water see their pots. Rather, they simply rinse them which allows a coating of a type to form. According to those who promote such behavior, the aluminum is no longer a factor once the coating has formed. I used to wash my old original Bialetti with soap. I never knew not to do it. My 40 year old Bialetti bit the dust about five years ago, and my current Top Moka four-cup model replaced it. No soap for it. Coffee seems better, too. Maybe that's just me. By the way, my first-generation Italian wife says her grandmother never did anything to hers but rinse it.

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@travelerxxx

Great photo as well. Much to thanks Italians for in this world, especially when it comes to eating and drinking and love and art and ... and beauty. Send me there anytime.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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@travelerxxx
a little soap and water shouldn't be a problem.

unlike iron oxide (i.e., rust), which is porous, aluminum oxide forms a superthin coating, impervious to water or air, on any aluminum surface. it's actually almost black, but it's so thin that it's practically transparent. if you scrub the inside or outside of any non-anodized aluminum object, in a pan of warm water, with or without soap, you will see the water getting darker -- especially if you're using a metal scouring pad.

on the other hand, I've read that putting an anodized aluminum pot/pan in a dishwasher can destroy the anodized surface.

and on the other other hand, i'm not too inclined to be questioning the Italians on the particulars of making excellent coffee. I almost bought one of these gadgets at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago, for 3 or 4 dollars.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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@UntimelyRippd

Interesting fact: in aviation, when repairing an aluminum part or structure that was bare metal, we always did a process we called "Mil-Spec and Alodine." What it amounted to was washing the new bare-metal part with some soap known to us on the line as "Mil-Spec soap" (yes, abbreviated from Military Specification), and then slathering the part in Alodine for a short period of time. After the alloted time elapsed, you rinsed the Alodine off with fresh water. Alodine is a type of chromate conversion coating. It formed a super thin layer of corrosion in order to stop further corrosion. I understand there are other reasons for applying it to metals, but for us, its use was as a corrosion inhibitor.

I think you may be right about screwing up the anodized surfaces in a dishwasher. Some seem to be able to take it; others not so much. With aircraft, nearly every machined aluminum part was anodized. If you messed up that surface, you were soon looking at aluminum oxide formation. Usually scrap heap time then, unless you caught it early.

We had crazy terms for some of the corrosion inhibitor coatings. For instance, on magnesium parts, they were considered "pickled" when they had it ... and they almost all did.

I considered using Alodine on my Moka pot, then thought better of it. Heh.

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@travelerxxx
oxygen to form Aluminum oxide. It is a very tough non-reactive material that protects the underlying aluminum and is insoluble in water. It is what rubies are made of. You can, if you like, even wash it with soap if you like. It should not react with anything you are remotely likely to eat or drink whether washed or not. It forms almost instantly, so even if you were able to chip or scrape some off of a chunk or aluminum, another layer would be immediately in place.

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@enhydra lutris

I'm thinking that the practice of not washing moka pots with soap and water so that a coating forms, came from the (mostly) debunked theory linking aluminum to dementia. I remember hearing about that quite a bit 40+ years ago. There are still many people today who refuse to cook with aluminum pots and pans due to that.

Me, I like stainless steel and iron. More worried about the various non-stick coatings...

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the Bloomberg troll farm is here:

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg 'spam' accounts

Twitter announced Friday that it is suspending 70 accounts that posted content supporting Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, saying the messages violated its company rules.

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, has launched an expansive social media campaign to buoy his White House bid. One prong of the strategy involves hiring temporary employees to launch an array of Twitter accounts that post identical messages, a tactic the social media site said amounted to spam and "platform manipulation."

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter official told The Hill regarding the suspensions, which were first reported by The Los Angeles Times.

Get this:

The temporary employees recruited by Bloomberg’s camp are given the title “deputy field organizer” and make $2,500 a month to promote his White House bid among their followers. The employees can choose to use campaign-approved language in their posts.

And this:

Twitter said the practice violated its “Platform Manipulation and Spam Policy,” which was established in 2019 to respond to Russia’s expansive troll network that was tapped in 2016 to meddle in the U.S. elections.

Well, not that last bit; there wasn't a Russian "expansive troll network." That requires serious cash as what Bloomberg and the USG possess.

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How is Putin trying to interfere in the 2020 elections? So, Bernie believes what 'the intelligence community' tells him about Russia?

Looking at it from far away and at the same time being closer to Russia and having lots of people in Germany who remember having suffered under the Sowjet Union's little brother in former East Germany, one gets the feeling that total brainwashing has permanently damaged the American psyche.

NOw I wonder, if the Russians are also meddling in the German elections ... it's getting ridiculouser and ridiculouser.

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@mimi

Australia, New Zealand and apparently even Russians love him too.

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@smiley7
necessary.

So, now I have to respect Sanders for saying Putin is a thug? Why?

I hope all the people who fall in love with Bernie (which is still the only option to fall in love with aside from Tulsi) will not have a hang-over after the honey moon.

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@smiley7
nevertheless, I don|t understand his rant against Putin. Can he prove Putin is a thug? Can I prove Putin is not a thug? What kind of imho damning and dumbing down campaign rhetoric is that?

You haven't answered my question. What exactly is it that makes Putin a thug? To How low standards is the campaign rhetoric's wording to fall?

It's going down into the dumpster and there it stinks. I am disappointed about that kind of campaign rhetoric and about you not answering the question. You know where the wars between the US and Russia are fought? In Germany. Thank you very much. I don't think that many Germans of the 99 percent feel threatened by Russia today. But some of our German political kiss ass cowards feel it is necessary to adjust to the demands of US political figures' campaign propaganda.

And that has nothing to do with the fact, that if I were physically located inside the US, I would support Sanders (and Tulsi) a lot aside from donating to both.

But that clip of Sanders has the sensitivity of an elephant in the china store and imo is plain dumb. Pfft.

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And this Clinton devotee is back spewing her insane version:

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@Marie
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/i-am-disgusted-and-sickened-msnbc-blast...

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@smiley7
I would also probably be easily enraged, short-tempered, stressed out, irrational, and just generally insane, if I were married to a Gorgon.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

@UntimelyRippd
no more women would want to be married to Carville than men would want to be married to Matalin.

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@Marie
hand, I would have no problem suggesting that her choice of spouse might be influencing her mental state.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

@UntimelyRippd
have been engaging in lunatic rants for a couple of decades.

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@Marie
And if the subject at hand were one of hers, I would have cheerfully made my snarky little joke in the other direction.

Though if I had to bet, I'd bet that he is a less unpleasant person in ordinary interaction. He might be cheerful and easygoing with their housekeeper, for example, but she -- she just seems mean, and she always has. But maybe it's all just part of the act, who knows.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

@smiley7
wouldn't use boomer as a slur and throw us all into the Trump and Clinton pots.

Those in the boomer generation that are now neoliberalcons weren't liberals when they were young. No amount of fashionable drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll turns a conservative into a liberal.

Carville, Matthews, and the others are reinforcing HRC's 'baskets of deplorables.' So much disdain for people that just want a little bit fairer system that relieves them from living paycheck to paycheck their entire lives while assholes like Carville, etc. get to enjoy the life of a multi-millionaire with no discernible talent or skill. As Trump demonstrates everyday, trashing others isn't hard work.

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at the Bernie rally in San Antonio this evening. The crowd was very enthusiastic and the place was stuffed to the gills. At least this time we didn't have to trek up to Austin to see Bernie.

Good on Nevada...sounds like good news.
Heading to bed...long day.
Thanks for the OT smiley, best to you.

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@smiley7 Glad I was there as well. I just wanted to show my support and add to the numbers. I'm not sure how many showed up yet, but the crowd looked impressive.
Hope you have a fine Sunday, I know you will have a great cup of coffee for starters Smile

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