Open Thread, Sunday 20 July 2014 – 45 Years from the Giant Leap

Stolen From the Diogenes Middle Finger News Archives,July 20, 1969.  Where were you when Neil and Buzz were walking around on the Moon?  I was in the back of a 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 station wagon after the parents picked up friends from Indianapolis Weir Cook Airport late at night.  Spent a lot of that time figuring out how to build a real car like the one in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and maybe using it to fly to the moon.  Later, I built one out of cardboard and plywood, but it never flew.  Dad never did let me use the lawnmower engine.  He always was a shrewd judge of engineering talent, or lack thereof.

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41 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 20 July 2014 – 45 Years from the Giant Leap

  1. barnslayer says:

    Not a bad way to start your internet day…..

  2. What A Hoot says:

    I know a couple of people who comment here have commenting privileges over in the woods, so to speak. I don’t, which is fine by me (other than one was put through to give the optics that all was forgiven and we have all moved onto being on the same team — which we are in the fight for America..but I digress..then comments no longer go to moderation but get spit out immediately. Their blog, their business to protect) Anyways, I have gone to the interactive map for foreign-inviaders-via-planned-human-trafficking AND yesterday one showed up in Indianapolis, IN but today it is gone from the map. Unfortunately, I did not write down the details. I went to do that this morning and gone, gone, gone. Question is, “Where did it go?”. Perhaps one of you could inquire or comment on this over there. It is sort of important to the discussion? And how many more were discovered and then disappeared? Thank you in advance.

    • You’d have to ask Google. That interactive map is a Google production that seems to be based on govt applications and news articles on certain facilities being used. Some of those turn out to be just rumors, so I suppose the update when leads turn out not to be credible. That’s my guess.

  3. Pistol Pete says:

    22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover
    Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend’s home, making s’mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park.

    The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck the 11-year-old in the head. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where family kept an overnight vigil until the girl was pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m. today.

    “They came out and told us she wasn’t going to make it,” Shamiya’s grandmother said. “Oh, my God.”

    There are -0- gun shops in the city and it’s still a slaughterhouse.These people bemoan the gun violence and keep faithfully electing the corruptocrats who made it into a cesspool of crime and corruption.,0,7102175.story

  4. Pistol Pete says:

    Hillary: Grandchild Might Keep me from Running
    I’m about to have my first grandchild, which I’m thrilled about. I can’t wait. I want to see what that feels like. I’m not going to skip over it. I want to really be present, as I meet this … new person in our family.

    Anybody think she won’t use the child as a campaign prop at every opportunity?Really?

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    A view into the lives of Israelis.

    A wheelchair-bound community under fire

    At ALEH Negev in Ofakim, residents have severe disabilities and most cannot walk. When the sirens sound, it’s up to their staff to keep them safe

    Read more: A wheelchair-bound community under fire | The Times of Israel

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    Unlucky Day 13, when the PM faced the nation, and an operation became a war

    Six thoughts on Netanyahu’s view of Protective Edge, which he defines as an existential battle, albeit one that can end at any moment

    Read more: Unlucky Day 13, when the PM faced the nation, and an operation became a war | The Times of Israel

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Send Kerry back. What a joke.

    Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire bid, as Israel names soldiers killed in Gaza

    Read more: Kerry heads to Cairo for ceasefire bid, as Israel names soldiers killed in Gaza | The Times of Israel

    • Knight4GFC says:

      A sign of the times. These Christians were there before the Muslims ever were. And as I said yesterday, these Christians survived every affliction in the history of Christian persecutions… until now.

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    When an individual or group is given the ability to kill with impunity and manipulate the media through collusion or coercion, while permitted by the people to remain in positions of power, we should not be surprised by our descent into tyranny. In many ways, our descent is with our consent, either by commission or omission.

    Until we demand accountability and forsake all else for the truth without fear of marginalization, without fear of retaining our lifestyles and living standards, and with the personal honesty and integrity expected of us by our Creator, we will continue to be deceived unto our deaths…

    Read more here –
    By not demanding the truth then, before, or after, the purveyors of perjury have only accelerated their perversion of truth

    Fostering the lies

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    On Tuesday, Consul General of the State of Israel David Siegel told TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro that over half of Israel’s population was currently hunkered down in bomb shelters thanks to the spate of rocket attacks from Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “It’s a very difficult night in Israel. Roughly half our population, around 4 million people are in bomb shelters tonight…”

    More here –

    Latest News on Israel and Hamas
    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Hamas Terrorists Amphibious Attack stopped by the IDF (video)

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    “Owing to sympathy for the woman who so heartlessly chooses to murder her child who treats it as a parasite fit only for the incinerator, the pro-life movement has failed to stand against what abortion truly is – child murder. As a result, it has failed to attack the pervasive abortion ideology that abortion is wrong only because it harms the woman, despite recognising that abortion is killing of a person…”
    Read more here –
    DARKNESS: Abortion Seduces with Promised Sexual ‘Freedom’

  11. Knight4GFC says:

    Thanks to Janet Reno, Eric Holder and Bill Clinton, Elian is now a full slave of the Castro brothers

  12. Knight4GFC says:

    Has PETA said anything about this?

    Video: Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza

  13. Knight4GFC says:


    U.S. to Release Another $1 Billion to Iran, as another Red Line is Crossed as Obama Watches…

  14. Knight4GFC says:

    “When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side and turned themselves in. So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across,” Gohmert added. “We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.”

    Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry.

    Border Patrol sources said the rounds were clearly identifiable because .50- caliber weapons make a distinctive noise when fired. Sources said they also believe this is the first time that Border Patrol agents have taken direct fire from the Mexican side of the river in this area.

    “I don’t know why we’re out here like sitting ducks,” one Border Patrol source said. “We need help….”

    Read more here –

    Report: Mexican Drug Cartels Lay Down High Powered Suppressing Fire For Crossing Immigrants

  15. Knight4GFC says:

    Ban-Ki-moon can “go ishkh khakfe andu null. Him and all his kin!” You try live the life of an Israeli there and then tell me that what they are doing is wrong. The U.N. has no respect from me. Fools… all of them. War is WAR. There are casualties on both sides. The civilian casualties here are the consequences of terrorists who hide behind them shooting at you. And you are expected to just take it? This is a crying shame but nonetheless a result of WAR. War is not pretty. Especially when your enemies are nothing but soulless animals who cannot be reasoned with.

    ‘The talks came after the UN chief described Israel’s shelling of a Gaza City suburb as “an atrocious action”.’

    Gaza crisis: UN calls for ceasefire after deadliest day

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