Archive | August 2018

THE SPHINX—-MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS

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As far as John McCain’s political life was concerned, he died a A BITTER OLD MAN who wanted open borders for everyone.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/29/sarah-palin-loyal-running-mate-excluded-from-john-mccains-funeral/

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The Editor:   Who said that, LL ?

https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/10/messages/2.html

Well Off Cat:  Rousseau may have originated the idea, but the rich have been using it for two-hundred  ( 200 )  years to keep their Jackboots on the necks of the average person.  The Nazis wore them with more style than other tyrants (  like America’s Progressive Democrats ).

https://www.google.com/search?q=hitler+in+jackboots&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=Iz0D-Urzm1HwZM%253A%252C2-VGoYYnW3JBEM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzfdlVlumXPqGCdm1MrIkmcJmq0HNw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAwZm7y4rdAhUBCawKHSgaAdsQ9QEwAnoECAYQBA#imgrc=Iz0D-Urzm1HwZM:

Anyway,  the rich use the phrase to keep the poor in their place.

https://www.wral.com/money-really-does-lead-to-a-more-satisfying-life/17793260/

https://www.newsmax.com/scottrasmussen/health-money-work/2018/08/24/id/878664/

TE:  Can you give our loyal readers an example of the rich using their Jackboots, WOC ?

WIFI Cat:   Cable is a good example.  South Korea, The United Kingdom, and Singapore seem to have the best overall price, reliability, and Mbps. 

https://www.cta.tech/News/Blog/Articles/2018/February/The-Top-10-Countries-for-Fast-and-Affordable-Inter.aspx

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/business-consumers-licences/superfast-dorset/what-is-fibre-broadband/what-different-internet-speeds-mean.aspx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24528383

I guess happiness is where you find it.

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THE SPHINX—-HOMES AND OTHER THINGS

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HERE IS SOMETHING TO BE AWARE OF,  DON’T MONKEY AROUND IF SYMPTOMS APPEAR.

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/why-whooping-cough-making-comeback/Hgvm5041UvCPfSZa9fp4tM/

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The Editor:  What is new in homes, LL ?

Stalactite Cat:  Here is good man-cave.

https://nypost.com/2018/08/24/inside-the-ozarks-wild-multimillion-dollar-cave-home/

Here is a modest home for a retiring Bishop.  I thought they retired in prison.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/26/san-jose-diocese-buys-bishop-2-3-million-retirement-home/

More jobs are returning.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/28/aluminum-mill-to-bring-550-jobs-back-to-kentucky-town-crippled-by-free-trade/

The DemocRATS take power away from Hil-gal and her anointed ones.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/25/Democrats-strip-power-from-superdelegates-in-historical-reform/8421535238800/?sl=4

It smells a little fishy to this cat.

https://abc7.com/pets-animals/massive-fish-die-off-creates-smelly-mess-in-malibu/4071053/

THE SPHINX—-GOOGLE AND OTHER STUFF

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https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/521-percent-kids-live-households-getting-means-tested-government

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The Editor:  What’s with Google, LL ?

Energizer Cat:  It’s like the Energizer Bunny, it never sleeps.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/13/can-turn-off-tracking-phone-google-still-tracking/

This app can track your fertility.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/08/13/FDA-approves-first-consumer-app-for-contraceptive-use/1111534163091/?ls=4

Amazon is still making big bucks, part of the reason is that state utility regulators make the average customer pay for secret deals with Amazon.  That ole Bezos guy is such an innovator.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/2018/08/20/amazon-isn-t-paying-its-electric-bills-you-might-be#gs.6=JGGMI

Lake Mead might not provide electricity or water much longer.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/agency-says-lake-mead-could-drop-below-critical-threshold-1534374220

The Nutria might not find a wet environment.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/nutria-California-invasive-rodent-Delta-river-rat-13155943.php

MAGA, U.S. Steel.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/19/u-s-steel-to-invest-750m-at-indiana-plant-thanks-to-trump-tariffs-we-are-experiencing-a-renaissance/

THE SPHINX—–LET

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The protocol or rules for lowering the flag to half mast for the death of a U.S. Senator is the day of death and one  ( 1 ) day after.  The President has some digression  in when to lower the flag.  Obama was the master, he liked to see America in mourning.

https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/halfstaff.pdf

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/15/obama-flags-at-half-staff-proclamations/85891870/

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The Editor:  What is let, LL ?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let

Verb Cat:  Let’s  clean out the swamp.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/23/seamus-bruner-comey-mueller-cash-in-swamp/

Let’s have a workable national policy on recycling.  Make the deposit enough to be worth the effort.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/norway-radical-approach-plastic-pollution-114413288.html

https://www.maine.gov/dep/sustainability/bottlebill/index.html

Let’s all fly United.  Where does the Service Pony sleep ?

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/22/United-Airlines-to-be-first-in-US-to-offer-lie-flat-seats-on-737s/1571534951052/?sl=17

Let’s kill the rats in D.C.   Rats need food to survive.  What about cleaning up the rat- hole city ?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/rat-calls/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.916e3e5d94f3

THE SPHINX—-MORE POISON AND HOMES

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RIP  John McCain.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/25/17781526/john-mccain-replacement-arizona-governor-doug-ducey

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The Editor:  Aren’t you going to run our loyal readers off with so many poison articles, LL ?

XXX  Cat:  They might keep one baby from being born with Autism.  No one knows what is sprayed on imported food.

https://www.studyfinds.org/pesticide-exposure-ddt-pregnancy-linked-autism-children/

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/is-ddt-still-being-used.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene

None of the chemical potpourri that people ingest is good for them.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-e-cigarettes-dna.html

Here is some new home news.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/08/16/cheap-and-sleek-manufactured-housing-is-primed-for-a-comeback#gs.8t3OP5Y

https://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/national/article216981455.html

Some people want no home or responsibility.

THE SPHINX—–SURVIVAL AND LAZINESS

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Here is a new bug/disease to worry about.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6091143/Dangerous-parasitic-disease-caused-kissing-bugs-sickened-300-000-Americans.html

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The Editor:  What do those two  ( 2 )  have in common, LL ?

Sleepy  Cat:   More than a lot of people thought.  Some scientist have shown that slow and lazy may help evolution.

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/08/22/Laziness-is-an-effective-survival-skill-evolutionary-biologists-find/4141534959466/?ts_sn=16

TE:   I can understand how a slow metabolism could make for a longer life.  Look at the Supreme Court and Congress, their average age must be at least a hundred and fifty (150).  If immortality is ever found it will be one of the Supremes.

Camo Cat:  I can certainly see that if you are a slow mover that you must disguise yourself or be poisonous.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140321-insects-fossil-camouflage-mimicry-pictures/

The trick is to stay alive.

Here is a shortcut.  This ship can sail through three  ( 3 )  feet of ice.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/08/22/Cargo-ships-to-test-shorter-route-through-Arctic-opened-by-melting-ice/8351534955227/?ts_tn_int=4

THE SPHINX—-ALL KINDS OF THINGS

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Ask Mollie’s spirit about illegal immigration.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/2018/08/21/mollie-tibbetts-found-dead-missing-iowa-student-search-brooklyn-update-latest-girl-facebook-reddit/1050165002/

Hurricane News.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38890702/hurricane-watch-issued-for-hawaii-maui-counties-as-lane-nears-state

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The Editor:   Does this include everything, LL ?

Nearly Cat:   Almost.  The first link is about banking.

https://www.thebalance.com/bank-drafts-315281

Here is some Facebook news.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2018/08/17/Facebook-shifting-from-open-platform-to-public-utility/1721534507642/?sl=2

This is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez without her dress.

https://www.rt.com/news/436345-robot-adam-video-realistic/

Disney has as many problems with Disney Paris as ABC News.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180820/nightmare-in-disneyland-paris-as-hotel-pool-poisons-guests

Here is a flying wonder.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/dronehunter-knocks-killer-drones-out-sky-n902031

THE SPHINX—-ANCESTRY & CALIFORNIA

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1007834/Hurricane-Lane-update-Hawaii-storm-warning-satellite-Oahu-Hilo-Honolulu-latest

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/19/peter-schweizer-security-clearance-affects-brennans-and-clappers-bottom-line-in-a-big-way/

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The Editor:  Whose ancestry is in the news, LL ?

Rumor Cat:  Here is the latest rumor, Fauxahontas is retiring from politics to devote her time to completing her  great-great-grandfathers memorial In South Dakota.

https://crazyhorsememorial.org/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/08/23/sen-warren-on-mollie-tibbetts-yeah-it-sucks-shes-dead-but-illegals-at-the-b-n2512193

Her last great challenge is to clean up the lobbyist and bribes to Congress-crooks.  She wants to clean the swamp.   Good luck to her.

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/21/elizabeth-warren-unveils-radical-anti-corruption-platform/

https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/08/21/warren-i-am-not-running-for-president-in-2020/

California can’t stay out of the news.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-22/san-francisco-poop-patrollers-make-185000

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/22/malibu-fears-serial-attacker-random-shootings-los-angeles

https://townhall.com/columnists/phelimmcaleer/2018/08/21/california-crisis-n2511544

TE:   What are your news sources, RC ?

Most are through the grapevine.

THE SPHINX—–HERE

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Brennan is a spoiled brat.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/08/20/pulling-their-clearances-is-only-the-start–its-time-to-stamp-out-elite-privilege-n2511233

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/06/john-brennan-james-claper-michael-hayden-former-cia-media-216943

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The Editor:   Here what, LL ?

Socialist Cat:  Here is what the dems want for America ( Socialism ).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ivonaiacob/2016/07/24/venezuelas-failed-socialist-experiment/#38702ec841dd

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/15/venezuelans-foregoing-water-taps-run-dry/

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/article216866215.html

Their next stop is Panama and then here.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/19/fleeing-venezuelans-suspicion-hostility-migration-crisis-ecuador

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/16/majority-of-foreign-refugees-cant-speak-english-after-five-years-living-in-u-s/

TE:  You sound a tad cold about the Venezuelans, SC.

SC:  There is nothing cold about it.  You take care of your own people first.  Plus, we already have twenty  ( 20 ) million illegals here.    Ask our Progressives where do you turn when the Socialist government fails.

THE SPHINX—PIGPEN

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https://bgr.com/2018/08/16/apple-servers-hacked-teen-sensitive-data-year/
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The Editor:  Is this about pigs, LL ?

Oink Cat:  No, it’s about Obama, Clinton, and the Progressives.  Lies, scum, and deceit fall off of them like dirt off of Pigpen in Peanuts.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/11/obama-center-breaks-promise-remove-trees-jackson-park/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/08/17/black-lawmakers-on-asian-opponent-dont-vote-for-that-ching-chong-n2510555

What is the new service/emotional support animal airline policy ?

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/14/Southwest-limits-emotional-support-animals-to-cats-dogs/6171534289621/?sl=6

https://jalopnik.com/jetblue-the-law-says-we-have-to-let-mini-horses-on-the-1826618989

https://www.today.com/pets/miniature-horses-get-ok-be-service-animals-2D80556031

My old buddy is back in the news.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/glyphosate-roundup-chemical-found-in-childrens-breakfast-foods/

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/02/red-tide-toxic-algae-florida/

https://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-sprayed-on-gmo-crops-linked-to-lake-eries-toxic-algae-bloom-1906543478.html