Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: The Drunkard

 

“Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), in Casablanca, to Nazi Major Strasser who had taunted him with the idea of Hitler invading New York.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Basic Protection in a Respiratory Epidemic

 

The novel coronavirus infection that started in China is now making its way around the world. There is no need to panic. Hopefully, our public health measures will contain the spread within the US to make it at best a minor issue. Personally, I think it would be prudent to halt travel to and from China at this point, or at least insist on a strict quarantine for anyone arriving from China.

However, what if it does get a major toehold in the US and you need to take action? What can you do to protect yourself and your family?

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My school has nine dorms, currently only running at eighty percent capacity or so, since enrollment’s down. There are some lovely old brick buildings, a handful of less-lovely brick buildings, some newer buildings which come as close to “skyscraper” as you get in this part of the country, and one product of the nineties which […]

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Donald Trump is a liar…but so is Adam Schiff. Of course there was a quid pro quo. That’s what diplomacy is. I defended that as far back as September 29.   This impeachment is 100% political, and it always has been.   John Bolton hasn’t changed the facts, but he has changed the political calculation. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Hold My Corona: China Showing Basic Civic Competence

 

Thanks to the PowerLine crew, Ricochet members got better insight into what is and is not happening in China than we got from any other media outlet. Steven Hayward had an American in Wuhan give a field report.

If you had ears to hear, you should be both reassured and worried. You should be reassured that China is competently responding to a public health threat. You should be concerned and relieved that the Chinese government and institutions are truly competent, capable of learning from past experiences. That makes them a more dangerous regional and global competitor at the same time as we can assume they are less likely to blunder incompetently into a major war.

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Things have come to a pretty passOur romance is growing flatFor you like this and the otherWhile I go for this and thatGoodness knows what the end will be;Oh, I don’t know where I’m at…It looks as if we two will never be oneSomething must be done You say either and I say eyetherYou say […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Greta Thunberg: Little Tyrant?

 

I’ve listened to portions of her speeches before the UN and Davos, and that’s what she sounds like, a little tyrant.

She’s manipulative as well. There was the case when she rode a German train she said was overcrowded, and where she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor because she couldn’t find a seat. Turns out she had a first-class ticket with an assigned seat, and the staff on the train made every effort to courteously direct her to that seat.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Jesus Prayed That We Would All Be One

 

The 17th chapter of the Gospel of John presents a prayer by Jesus the Son, to God His Father as He contemplates his last days on earth. In the section at verse 20, his heartfelt prayer for the whole world is as follows:

“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

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In a week or so, Marie and I will be spending two days in Los Vegas. We do this once a year. We walk and gawk, visit with an old friend, sometimes see a show, gamble until a twenty-dollar bill is gone, and eat a lot. We’re looking for something new to see, a new […]

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I believe @drlorentz is a man of his word, and when he said he ought to pay closer attention to changes in the Spanish alphabet, I was sure he got started on this right away. I just hope he didn’t fall asleep right away! I mean I know how dull Portuguese orthographic changes are. I […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Epic Crossover Event: Dr. Who Battles the Gods of the Copybook Heading

 

Dr. Who and the Noble Lie

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Which Democrat Should I Vote For?

 

In 2016 I had a very difficult time voting for Donald Trump. When push came to shove, I did vote for him, for two reasons: 1) There was at least a chance that he would appoint judges faithful to the Constitution, and 2) He was not Hillary Clinton. Four years later, I don’t regret my vote. Trump has appointed many good judges, and he is still not Hillary Clinton.

He’s also exposed the Left as the lying, cheating, America-hating extremists they are and advanced the cause of conservatism more than any president since (and, arguably, including) Reagan. I’m still not a fan of Trump the man but I’ve come to appreciate him as a badly needed corrective to the post-American America we are increasingly finding ourselves in. I will be voting for Trump in November without hesitation. He has earned it, by my reckoning.

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I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere, so I’ll toss it out. I was looking at a map of China today, checking the distance between Wuhan and Guangzhou. It’s about 600 miles. I was curious because I have a shipment of electronic parts being put together in Guangzhou, and I want it to get out before […]

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Up the Airy Mountain by William Allingham Up the airy mountain,Down the rushy glen,We daren’t go a-hunting,For fear of little men;Wee folk, good folk,Trooping all together;Green jacket, red cap,And white owl’s feather. Down along the rocky shoreSome make their home,They live on crispy pancakesOf yellow tide-foam;Some in the reedsOf the black mountain-lake,With frogs for their watch-dogs,All […]

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According to the New York Times, John Bolton’s book manuscript says that Trump deliberately withheld aid to Ukraine in exchange for the investigations that Trump demanded. Bolton has said that he would testify if subpoenaed by the Senate. Trump’s enablers have whined that there is no one to directly tie Trump to the withholding of […]

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The Constitution grants Sole Power of Impeachment to the house and Sole power to try Impeachments to the Senate. That doesn’t mean that anything connected to impeachment must grant all deference to the house. Adam Schiff would have you believe that every House subpoena must be obeyed without objection if done in the name of […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant

 

Kobe Bryant and eight* other people on his helicopter died this morning when the chopper crashed into a Malibu hillside this morning. He was 41 years old. His daughter, Gianna (13 – see image below) was also on board and died with her father. The other passengers have not been identified as of this writing. His wife was not on board. Kobe was a wonder to watch and it was amazing and jaw dropping what he could do on the basketball court. And he was doing great things off the court in retirement. Gone too soon. Rest in Peace, Kobe, Gianna, and the other souls who died with them this morning.

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I recently got Amazon Prime, and I’m watching Parks and Recreation, which the guys at work talked about a lot, but I’d never seen. I just watched the episode where Leslie found out Ron’s birthday, and rented him The Bridge on the River Kwai. To my astonishment, I realized that I’ve never seen it. It […]

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The video from Joe Biden’s appearance at the meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations where he bragged about using his power to extract a quid pro quo from the Ukraine government has made the rounds during the impeachment process. Biden bragged that he got Prosecutor Shokin fired by threatening to withhold a billion dollars […]

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You may make your own conclusions from this post. From the GreatGameIndia post at Zerohedge: Did China steal Coronavirus From Canada and Weaponize it? More

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