Red Pill Movie Review — Midway


Here is a preview,

 

Note that I will make comparisons to these movies,

There are a lot of thing that can wrong with a movie like this, but they for the most part did not happen.  I am eternally grateful for this.  Let us consider what they did well (or at least well enough)

  1. The CGI special effects were good, not over the top, and did not go on and  on.  All (mostly at least) of them were integral to advancing the plot.  You can often say this in a modern CGI heavy flick.
  2. There was character development.  One really can’t complain here.  Thank goodness there were no soap opera side plots.
  3. There was a real story arc, starting from before the war, up to the Midway battle.  It was executed rather well, mostly being seen through the eyes of the main characters.  Fitting all of this into one movie might have been difficult, but they did.
  4. There was really tension in the air.  Even though you knew the outcome, one could sense the doubts, fears and uncertainties that the characters felt.
  5. No SJW/PC nonsense
  6. The women who were in the flick all looked good, and even better in the period outfits.  One of the wives, seeing that her husband was working extremely late, brought him a sammich.

So how about the bad?

  1. The battle scenes were a bit overdone, specifically in the sense that things were physically much too close to each other.  Examples include, panes diving bombing on each other’s tail, most every plane just missing a ship, torpedo bombers releasing their fish much too close, much to much flak surrounding the diving bombers, multi-engine bombers releasing from maybe 200 feet, etc.
  2. There was talk about if they lost the battle, the west coast of the US would “burn”.  That would not have happened.  There were some other “Facts” mentioned that I am not so sure about.  They were mostly not significant to the plot, yet I wonder about them.

Now, onto the comparisons.  Tora, Tora, Tora is the gold standard of war movies in my opinion.  It has outstanding special effects for the era, it told a great story that was very engaging.  I once saw that the famous movie critic Roger Ebert criticized it because it did not have character development.  True enough, but it had a have duty story to tell; isn’t that what movies are about.  In many ways this follows the Tora, Tora, Tora style, but with a more character development.  There are fewer characters, and we see what they see in the arc from Peal Harbor to Midway; simultaneously developing their character arcs.

The 1976 Midway was not too bad of a flick, taking the Tora, Tora, Tora format of telling the story play by play, but throwing an awful Charlton Heston side plot onto it.  The actual battle part of it was fine enough, but not as good as how Tora, Tora, Tora did it.

The new Midway does develop the characters somewhat.  We grow to kinda like them, and naturally enough, cheer for them.  All of this with the Tora, Tora, Tora style of storytelling.

Final verdict — It was rather good.  I wish that it was a bit longer, with a corresponding plot slowdown, but I will take it.  It is a movie to see.

 

 

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167 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review — Midway
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Roland Emmerich directed it, being famous for directing Independence Day. As you might recall, ID had lots of Hollywood style fireballs. Midway does also, but in this case, many are actually legit. Some of the Japanese carriers blew up into big fireballs after escaping gasoline mixed with air, then ignited.

    Perhaps this is why the director took on this flick

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  2. horsemanbombadil says:

    Integrity

    Look it up

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  3. Ame says:

    “Starbucks Barista Asks Sad Veteran 1 Innocent Question & It Ends Up Saving His Life.”

    She soon found that Vince is an Army veteran sergeant, just like her husband, Justin McNeil. Vince had served eight years as an emergency medical technician. About 11 years ago Vince found out he has Polycystic Kidney Disease, but he’d been keeping the disease at bay until just recently. Now, his kidneys were being destroyed every single day, and he’d been forced to begin dialysis treatments.

    Though he was on the kidney transplant list he knew that the chances of him receiving a donated organ were slim. His mind had turned to his two children, Kanton and Savanna, who still needed him in their lives at ages 18 and 20.

    When Nicole went home that night, she told Justin about her conversation with Vince.

    To her surprise, Justin responded to the story of the veteran whose kidneys were failing with an incredible offer. “I have a kidney,” Justin said instantly. “He can have mine.”

    https://www.inspiremore.com/starbucks-nicole-mcneil-saves-vince-villano/?fbclid=IwAR2kcyasYMmcHR6WC1IQ94mviOWlZfs5hbuzWh7Ql2TvPWSzAGhv8U5dj9w

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  4. Cheque d'Out says:

    “The battle scenes were a bit overdone, specifically in the sense that things were physically much too close to each other. Examples include, panes diving bombing on each other’s tail, most every plane just missing a ship, torpedo bombers releasing their fish much too close, much to much flak surrounding the diving bombers, multi-engine bombers realizing from maybe 200 feet, etc.”

    Must admit that that’s what struck me with the trailers that I watched before reading this bit. Rather a large turn off for me.

    The other bit was the the implausible gunner in the implausible plane on the deck surviving the implausible crash implausibly without injury being implausibly called to see the Admiral? Because? Because individual exploits MUST be IMMEDIATELY and PERSONALLY rewarded these days?

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    We’re getting close to the deadline for declaring GE candidates, it’s getting real for Nigel and his party. Are they only going to stand against laba candidates where the tories have no chance? Or everywhere? Tick-tock

    The MSM sees that laba is a dead duck with a totally toxic leader (MPs standing down are telling laba supporters to vote for BloJo), the illib undems are barking mad with a leader to match and so…the MSM (remarkably) want BloJo to win with his shit deal.

    The MSM shilling for tories and demanding that Nigel steps down has been a pandemic across the media this weekend

    About to go live, Nigel’s decision

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  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh, the toreez idea of a ‘deal’ with Nigel is that he stands down his candidates and BloJo personally guarantees that the next deadline will be real…no, I’m not fucking kidding. No reciprocity, no standing down tories in no-hoper seats, no nothing except BloJo the Sociopath’s Gold Plated Word.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    In what was no doubt a rude shock to what can fairly be called the ruling class in the state of Washington — leaders of both political parties and nearly all Democrats, editorial boards of virtually all the state’s newspapers, Microsoft and other large corporations, labor unions, the university leadership and faculties, cultural organizations, rich urban and suburban liberals — more than half the voters strongly opposed the campaign of their betters to foist affirmative action on them again.

    https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2019/11/10/lessons-from-washington-state-on-affirmative-action/

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Even if the United States adopted the Green New Deal, the impact on climate, notes some recent studies, would be almost infinitesimal. The big emissions increases are almost entirely coming from China and other the less developed countries

    https://www.ocregister.com/2019/11/09/unsustainable-california-joel-kotkin/

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  9. Why another Midway movie? Out of ideas, that’s why? I’m going to pass. Seen the other movies many times, thanks.

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  10. Liz says:

    We watched Midway last night in Denver.
    Of course we had to see a movie about fighter pilots saving the day! What’s not to like? Other than the fact it was navy…
    It was good, as we knew it would be after seeing the rotten tomatoes hated it and viewers liked it.
    Mike thought the scene of Pearl Harbor was probably kinds inaccurate (planes were strafing too low, which makes them easier to hit and harder for them to hit anything important). But it makes for good cinema. He thinks the flak level wasn’t necessarily embellished…they did encounter serious flak. But of course if they’d dropped bombs that low they’d have blown themselves up. Of course, many of them probably did blow themselves up.
    He trained to drop explosive ordinance low (around 50 feet), but those bombs would have parachutes to slow the drop.

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    The fear of such behavior is even enough to make old-timers “see the light.” For example, Ed Razek, head of marketing for a firm that selects models for Victoria’s Secret lingerie, said publicly that he wouldn’t use trans models “because the show is a fantasy.” Not surprisingly, Ed later apologized for his “insensitive comment” about trans women and announced his retirement shortly after, saying on Victoria’s Secret’s Twitter account, “I admire and respect their journey to who they really are.” Sure you do, Ed.

    https://spectator.org/transgenderism-v-freedom-of-expression/

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  12. Liz says:

    I should probably add, Mike liked the original better as it was a more developed story.
    They didn’t really drive home the risk they were taking moving their kit and betting on midway.
    The original talked more about the strategy. But that might be kind of slow for today’s attention deficit type audience.

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  13. Farm Boy says:

    It was good, as we knew it would be after seeing the rotten tomatoes hated it and viewers liked it.

    I didn’t know about this. Yes, that would be a slam dunk

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    Of course, there was that movie, Pearl Harbor. It was horrible. It was left out of the comparison on purpose

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  15. Liz says:

    Yeah, pearl harbor was in a class-by-itself level awful.
    Like…it would be better to apply a wire brush to the privates than have to sit down and watch that movie.

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  16. Liz says:

    Like most Micheal Bay movies….

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    If you thought you’ve seen more “Epstein didn’t commit suicide” memes than possible, think again. The popular meme is exploding from online into real life.

    The Epstein memes are a constant reminder that the people no longer trust the official stories the government keeps handing us—like the richest pedophile in the world who ran a sex-trafficking business with the goods on powerful people committed suicide while all the guards were sleeping and the cameras mysteriously just didn’t work. Simply no one believes this.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/epstein-didnt-kill-himself-meme-reaches-peak-hilarity/

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  18. Larry G says:

    “Dunkirk” was good

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  19. Liz says:

    Team America gave that movie the proper eulogy. 😆

    Larry, I saw Dunkirk twice in the theatre. I don’t think I’ve seen another movie twice in the theatre since high school.

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  20. Pearl harbor had some hot chicks in it who would have been better utilized in my as yet unsold script, Pillow Fight.

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  21. All pics of Hillary seem to foretell what her death mask is going to look like.

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  22. Cheque d'Out says:

    [How dare they do this they do]

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  23. Larry G says:

    During a Concord, New Hampshire, campaign stop Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden criticized the ownership of magazines that hold “100 clips.”

    https://defconnews.com/2019/11/08/joe-biden-says-we-cant-own-a-magazine-with-a-hundred-clips-in-it/

    oookay…so what’s wrong with 100 clips stuffed into my magazine, eh? Those clips are neatly double stacked with the safety’s on

    Demidiot……

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  24. Larry G says:

    seriously, how do these stupid sons of bitches get elected? Fucking retards

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  25. Larry G says:

    Getting ready for Colorado duck hunting season

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    During a Concord, New Hampshire, campaign stop Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden criticized the ownership of magazines that hold “100 clips.”

    That only applies to “assault revolvers”

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  27. Larry G says:

    LOL! “That only applies to “assault revolvers”
    Is that with or without the picatinny rail bayonet attachment?

    Liked by 1 person

  28. I know some gun control idiot drew a picture of a revolver ejecting casings as it was being fired…

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  29. Larry G says:

    If that dumb shit Biden can’t even figure out what a clip is, he is to be trusted with a button to launch thermonuclear weapons?

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  30. Who is funding this idiot”s campaign is the better question.
    And while Biden may always been an idiot, he’s obviously suffering from senile dementia at this point.

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  31. Larry G says:

    “Who is funding this idiot”s campaign is the better question.” My guess?, probably not from the NRA

    Liked by 4 people

  32. Ame says:

    So nice to have Larry back! LOL!

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Liz says:

    White men wearing black socks?
    That’s nothing.
    What about when white men piss…outside?!?

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Farm Boy says:

    On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that fighting “white supremacy” is a fundamental part of combatting climate change. She also attacked “consultants” who would encourage climate activists to focus on solar panels more than social justice.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-we-must-fight-white-supremacy-to-combat-climate-change/

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  35. Ame says:

    seriously … when i see aoc quotes, i think i’m reading a martian language or something. i’d be concerned what a brain scan would reveal!

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  36. Wait ’til he gives you the sign…

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  37. Black people using electricity is … Aww, forget it.

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  38. b g says:

    Hey Liz, the whole world is our urinal…live with it ;-D

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    What about when white men piss

    Mine is yellow. I am sure that is offensive to somebody

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Hey Liz, the whole world is our urinal

    And then we go to San Francisco…

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A new mural in downtown San Francisco of Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has a surprise for passersby: her eyes are equipped with high-powered lasers designed to seek and destroy carbon-emitting SUVs on the streets below.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/greta-thunberg-mural-equipped-with-laser-eyes-that-shoot-at-suvs

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    They crapped on their own state, now they want to do it to Idaho

    This city sure knows how to roll up the welcome mat — that is, if you happen to move here from California.

    Just consider last week’s mayoral election. It was the most competitive race in recent memory, a referendum on growth in the rapidly expanding capital of Idaho. And candidate Wayne Richey ran on a very simple platform: Stop the California invasion.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-10/go-back-to-california-wave-of-newcomers-fuels-backlash-in-boise

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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

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  44. Ame says:

    Mike thought the scene of Pearl Harbor was probably kinds inaccurate (planes were strafing too low, which makes them easier to hit and harder for them to hit anything important). But it makes for good cinema. He thinks the flak level wasn’t necessarily embellished…they did encounter serious flak. But of course if they’d dropped bombs that low they’d have blown themselves up. Of course, many of them probably did blow themselves up.
    He trained to drop explosive ordinance low (around 50 feet), but those bombs would have parachutes to slow the drop.

    i had no idea … learn something new every day at Spawny’s 😉

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  45. BuenaVista says:

    I haven’t seen the movie because I’m in the sticks, but I urge everyone who is interested in the subject to read Chapter 9, by our best living military historian, Victor Davis Hanson, in the book I note below. The chapter is titled “Individualism.” He finds, in the devotion to duty of the Devastor pilots (who were flying antiquated tubs, hence sitting ducks for the Zeroes) insight into the Western culture of war, which prizes duty above self-interest. They were all but one slaughtered, IIRC, save one guy who survived by accident and floated around in raft in the Pacific for a month. But their attention to duty and mission allowed the American dive bombers behind them access to the Japs, which they tore up. Apologies, I don’t have my library or I’d re-read the essay and be more specific:

    From a popular press article, Hanson discusses American cultural qualities and their utility in the chaotic, early Pacific war. Hanson’s consistent theory of war is that men who are fighting for their freedom and their homes and communities *always* defeat the tools of the authoritarians. And he starts with the Greeks. Back to Midway:

    “No military had ever won more territory in six months than had Japan. Its Pacific Empire ranged from the Indian Ocean to the coast of the Aleutian Islands, and from the Russian-Manchurian border to Wake Island in the Pacific.

    “Yet the Japanese Navy was roundly defeated by an outnumbered and inexperienced American fleet at Midway. Why and how?

    “American intelligence officers — often eccentric and free to follow their intuitions — had cracked the Japanese naval codes, giving the Americans some idea of the Japanese plan of attack at Midway.

    “American commanders were far more open to improvising and risk-taking than their Japanese counterparts. In contrast, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto created an elaborate but rigid plan of attack that included an invasion of the Aleutian Islands as well as Midway.”

    “Before Midway, the Americans had rarely won a Pacific battle; afterwards, they seldom lost. America’s culture of spontaneity, flexibility and improvisation helped win the battle; Japanese reliance on rote probably lost it.”

    https://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/victor-davis-hanson-lessons-from-the-battle-of-midway/

    Hanson’s remarks on the plainsong heroism of the 9/11 dead is here placed in the context of Midway:

    “They remind one of the first wave of torpedo bombers, wiped out nearly to the man at the Battle of Midway, whose planes, bearing names like “Torpedo 6” and “Scouting 8,” drew fire from Japanese Zeros, so that U.S. dive bombers, flying above them, could attack unmolested the now vulnerable enemy carriers below.”

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/what-made-them-do-their-duty-12200.html

    9/11’s a hard one for me, and I retired shortly afterward. But went back to work in 2003 for the OGA to build and operate something for them in response.

    Since this is definitely self-indulgent Monday, I will note that a friend owned a speakeasy in the West Village. The West Village is maybe half-a-mile from the Twin Towers location. I say speakeasy because that is what it was and he kept the unmarked door and everything else from Prohibition. There’s no sign. You have to know where it is. You walk through a seemingly residential door, down some stairs and you are in NYC bedlam.

    Well. As I said, this was in the West Village. There are neighborhood firehouses still. The firemen still stop by for a mug and a burger after work. There are 13 stars on the wall of this saloon. Stars indicate, in this situation, firemen who went in but didn’t come out. I’m sure they were on-site and in the stairwells within 10 minutes.

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  46. BuenaVista says:

    “Stars indicate, in this situation, firemen who went in but didn’t come out. I’m sure they were on-site and in the stairwells within 10 minutes.”

    We all know people who went in but didn’t come out, somewhere. Usually, imo, it’s very unfair but those are the rules. Veterans Day is as good as any to think about it.

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  47. BuenaVista says:

    I hadn’t intended to get all heavy duty and literary on you, tonight. Just wanted to share a WWII training film on the B-26, which was built by Martin at the airport I kept one of my planes for a while.

    The B-26 was a light, fast bomber that innovated in its use of a tricycle gear, instead of the conventional (tailwheel) aircraft used previously, and which were the training aircraft for the pilots. (The trigear is treated as neat stuff, but delicate, in the film.)

    The B-26 also was supposedly a real nasty bitch at low speed and forget about it if you had an engine crap out on departure (can you say VMC rollover?) (that’s an uncontrolled roll onto your back if you get too slow on one engine). Its marginal qualities on departure or at slow speed, and the vertiginous complexity of its engine, supercharger, prop, fuel and whatever controls probably killed half the instructors condemned to teach people to fly it. (It earned the nickname “Widowmaker”.) Probably of no interest to anyone. But I have flown two jets a little bit and I remember when I was getting my LOA in a French military jet and just … laughing. “That’s it?” I said. Start them, let them warm up, what did you have for supper, don’t go too fast taxiing, depart the field with 3x required power. The most stressful aspect of flying a straight wing Citation? Starting it and not letting it get too hot in the first minute. Stress, I’m telling you. A B-26 is not like that.

    But in case anyone is interested, it’s remarkable how consistent the B-26 systems and controls, and flight regime requirements, are to the piston aircraft I flew (Bellanca 31 series, Yak 50, Twin Beech, Decathon, J-3, Baron, Seneca, usual Cessnas). From pre-flight to in-air emergency routines to turning the prop to prevent hydrostatic lock to radio calls — there’s very little difference. The movie is well done and there’s a humorous five seconds at the very end, which would destroy careers today. The instructor pilot and his trainee were professional Hollywood. If you’re home in bed and tired of watching TV commercials, it’s well done.

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    That book also has a chapter devoted to Roarke’s Drift, as depicted in this flick

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  49. BuenaVista says:

    Speaking of TV commercials … MY WORD! A) Too many. B) Do these things actually make people buy stuff? (Or just commit suicide.)

    I don’t have TV at home, so there’s some major shock when you spend time in motels and watch the ballgames and … the effing commercials never end!!!

    I tried to watch some movies but every 12 minutes … three minutes of commercials?

    I don’t think so.

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  50. BuenaVista says:

    Thank you, FB. I should have mentioned that because I think The Owner was giving us Roark’s Drift clips last week. Sucks to be an African, and not have invented the wheel or the Mauser or the telegraph or command-and-control military practices or representative democracy or the curious abstraction of logistics or milled and woven clothing or … .

    I think I’m getting into seriously muddy water if not actionable insults and should go watch the game. BV OUT!

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Basically the book says that the West won because they were organized, disciplined and mostly didn’t do stupid shit

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    Now, roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell have been subpoenaed as the criminal investigation into the events around his suicide intensifies, according to a prison official and a person with knowledge of the matter.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/11/epstein-suicide-inquiry-subpoenas-roughly-15-jail-employees-others-reassigned-placed-on-leave/

    [Odd eyes Hillary has]

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  53. Ame says:

    FB – that Cali to Idaho piece … then saw this one on fb … not a fan of how they’re moving here and raising the cost of housing/living.

    California may be the Golden State, but it seems to be losing some of its shine for some people who are opting to pack up and move to other states.

    For the seventh straight year, more people left California than moved in, according to new census data. More than 86,000 people left California for Texas, nearly 70,000 left for Arizona and about 55,000 left for Washington.

    In a recent University of California, Berkeley poll, 52% of registered voters said they’ve considered leaving the state for some of the following reasons:

    71% cite the high cost of housing
    58% cite high taxes
    46% cite political culture (particularly conservatives who say the state’s policies are not in line with their own)

    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/Californians-Leaving-State-Data-564500471.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand&fbclid=IwAR1ZzuPO5PuFFXch3QuH9EcgI8-BpF48e_NnA_sP-crHktTS2ho9fQNAvk0

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Comment that got Don Cherry fired:

    “People … come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you love our milk & honey. At least you can pay a couple of bucks for poppies .. These guys pay for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys pay the biggest price.”

    — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 11, 2019

    Don Cherry is a legendary hockey announcer in Canada, eh.

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  55. Ame says:

    I think I’m getting into seriously muddy water if not actionable insults and should go watch the game. BV OUT!

    that was a GREAT game!!!

    and, ugh! the commercials! don’t get my Husband started! lol!

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  56. Ame says:

    had an interesting convo with my Dad tonight. he was in the army and working at the national security office with intelligence moving into nam. for some reason we’ve never talked about this time in his life. he was working, getting his mba at american u, and had two babies (my brother and me) … two more kids a few years later, a couple moves, life, guess it never came up.

    i do remember one time when i was very little that my parents took my brother and me to an army thing. i don’t know if he was still in, or if it was a reunion after he was out, but i do remember them giving us MRE’s to eat and thinking that was really cool! i was VERY young – like maybe 3 or 4 years old. but i’ve got this snapshot of that memory.

    i also remember his uniform hanging in our house long after he’d left.

    anyway, i asked him if he had any thoughts on vietnam, and he answered almost fiercely, “You bet I do!” so i he talked, and i listened. it was interesting.

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  57. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’d heard of these used by the Japanese on the US, didn’t know that we did it first to ze Chermanz. And more effectively. And well done the Wrens (Women’s Royal Navy).

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  58. Cheque d'Out says:

    “but i do remember them giving us MRE’s to eat and thinking that was really cool!”

    We had WWII era British Army ‘compo’ rations on my family holidays. Memories.

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  59. Cheque d'Out says:


    Killary is currently in the UK with her Mini-Me

    Irony overload this morning, with Killary. Someone who interfered with her own election, is now interfering in our election, by complaining that Russia has interfered in our elections.

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  60. Cheque d'Out says:

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  61. Cheque d'Out says:

    Some good news

    Yes! Her

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  62. Cheque d'Out says:

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    California Globe received a tip, with attached photo screen shots of Hill and her husband Kenny Helsep showing that they had a profile on http://www.cruiseshipmingle.com, a website used by people going on a cruise to hook up sexually. The link for Cruise Ship Mingle says it “specializes in connecting Cruise Goers for amazing Cruise Hookups, Cruise Sex, Cruise Dating, Cruise Swinging & Other Cruise fun adventures.”
    Hill and Helsep’s ad page is listed as Angelbutt-123, and says….

    “We are a freaky fun-loving couple looking for another freaky couple for some HOT, Steamy and Kinky encounters on our cruise to Mexico in February 2018. We have another female friend of ours joining us and adding another couple or a decent guy or a woman will make this Cruise an experience to remember. We are ok with soft or full swap in the same or in a different room. If interested send us a message.”

    https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/with-hasty-resignation-from-congress-katie-hill-scandal-reveals-even-more/

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  64. Larry G says:

    FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

    https://www.theonion.com/fbi-uncovers-al-qaeda-plot-to-just-sit-back-and-enjoy-c-1819576375

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  65. Larry G says:

    “We will take America without firing a shot … we will bury you!
    We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism. We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

    Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

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  66. Liz says:

    California Globe received a tip, with attached photo screen shots of Hill and her husband Kenny Helsep showing that they had a profile on http://www.cruiseshipmingle.com, a website used by people going on a cruise to hook up sexually. The link for Cruise Ship Mingle says it “specializes in connecting Cruise Goers for amazing Cruise Hookups, Cruise Sex, Cruise Dating, Cruise Swinging & Other Cruise fun adventures.”

    Swingers are so f*cking weird.

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  67. Liz says:

    Go to that link and see all the “beautiful people” waiting to “hook up”.
    This is an ad for the cruise. Yeck.

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  68. Cheque d'Out says:

    Kind of an assault revolver

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  69. Larry G says:

    “Kind of an assault revolver” Sweet

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  70. “they were organized, disciplined and mostly didn’t do stupid shit.”

    Seems like a good plan.

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  71. Ouch! True, but fucking ouch!

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  72. Also, very nice but doesn’t show feed mechanism.

    Wonderful.

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  73. Boy howdy, that sucks about Don Cherry. That’s a”rant” now? Really? Saying that people should show some consideration for those who gave their lives is asking too much?

    My only real question is about the audience he was addressing. How many “New Canadians” even watch hockey?

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  74. Liz says:

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/were-in-a-permanent-coup

    This is a really good article. The author is not a fan of Trump and I obviously differ with his opinion there….but he sure spells out the problem.

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  75. Liz says:

    Ouch! True, but fucking ouch!

    The same meme applies to China. Except the tree is so big the rope is taught and the guy has to stand on his tippy toes, still watering.

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  76. Hillary is a citizen of the galaxy, therefore we should shoot her into space.

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  77. Yep. Our betters sold us out to China for a relatively few shekels to boost their quarterly earnings reports. Short time preferences or just greed; bit of both most likely.

    Now, China is a big problem, but we have to stop the people inside our borders who keep drilling holes in the boat as well.

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  78. Cheque d'Out says:

    This is one of the ‘potential next laba leaders’ ISYN

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  79. “The business of modern feminism isn’t really about understanding men, but about coming up with justifications for hating them. It’s about blaming men for everything that goes wrong in women’s lives while ignoring the many thing men do to lift those burdens.”

    https://scareduck.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-scaffold-for-prejudice.html

    I feel very sad for the boy referenced at that link.

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  80. Cheque d'Out says:

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  81. Maybe show up, take several bales of leaflets, and then transport them directly to the local recycling facility?

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  82. The situation is familiar to Donald Browning, author of Das Kouch: A History Of College Marxism, 1970-1998.

    “When workers willfully become less productive, the economy of the household suffers,” Browning said. “But in a society where a range of ability naturally exists, someone is bound to object to picking up the slack for others and end up getting all pissy, like Josh does.”

    According to Browning, the group’s lack of productivity pervades their lives, with roommates encouraging each other to skip class or work to sit on the couch smoking pot and talking politics.

    “A spirit of free-market competition in the house would likely result in better incomes or better grades,” Browning said. “Then, instead of being hated and ostracized by the world at large as socialist countries usually are, they could maintain effective diplomacy with their landlord, their parents, and Kirk’s boss who cut back his hours at Shaman Drum Books.”

    https://www.theonion.com/marxists-apartment-a-microcosm-of-why-marxism-doesnt-wo-1819566655

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  83. Cheque d'Out says:

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    Progress

    Hollins University in Virginia has traditionally only admitted biological women or biological men who had undergone full gender reassignment surgery.

    The university recently updated the policy to include all who “identify as women” “in light of society’s evolving understanding of gender identity.”

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13967

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    There are endless intersections between the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and Ukrainegate – same journalists, same fabricated evidence, same impeachment grist, and same plotters, including Adam Schiff. But the end game is the same: Obscure the actual foreign interference in an American election.
    In the Trump-Russia collusion scheme, the purpose was to cover up for the weaponization of the federal government, including the use of foreign intelligence agencies and foreign operatives, to go after Team Trump in 2016. Now, the goal is to protect Joe Biden, the only candidate most Democrats think can beat Trump, both from any political fall-out for his son’s shady dealings in Ukraine as well as how the Democrats enlisted Ukrainian help to sabotage Trump’s presidential campaign…

    https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/11/11/inside-the-war-on-biden-ukraine-reporting/

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  86. One side will say, “Just give us more power and we will create heaven on earth.” The other says “Why would anyone wish to take their road to an Orwellian nightmare?” The 2020 election is that simple.

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/11/10/the-looming-1984-election/

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    Victor Davis Hanson

    here are at least ten reasons why the Democratic impeachment “inquiry” is a euphemism for an ongoing coup attempt.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-illegitimate-ten-reasons-why/

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  88. I didn’t know that Disney owns The Federalist:

    “Let’s be clear: Disney Plus is essential for parents. I’d be surprised if they don’t start offering it in the delivery room as soon as you have a kid. “Here’s your bouncing baby boy, and an offer for all the Disney, Marvel and Star Wars content he’ll want to watch for just $6.99 per month. Sign here.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/12/the-mandalorian-is-already-the-crown-jewel-of-disney-plus/

    [Hate Disney I do,
    Say this even though owned by them I am]

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  89. Liz says:

    I wish I had a small child to buy this for. Or a girl. I might just buy it for myself.
    This is seriously cute.
    I love the Christmas Story, and I love this bear.
    (our oldest took a desk sized leg lamp with him to college)
    https://www.buildabear.com/online-exclusive-a-christmas-story-bear-gift-bundle/27911_28029_22325.html?AID=13229934&PID=8724885&partner=CJ&cjevent=c2bf77c4058411ea80fb00530a1c0e14

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  90. Looks like a deranged Easter Bunny. I don’t think he likes wearing it. I know what he really wanted for Christmas, and it wasn’t a football.

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  91. Cheque d'Out says:

    Elections

    Before and After

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  92. Liz says:

    Public service announcement, just read this:
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/12/tylenol-during-pregnancy-causing-autism.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1ReadMore&utm_campaign=20191112Z1&et_cid=DM388494&et_rid=748569708

    In 2014, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics6 revealed that “Research data suggest that acetaminophen is a hormone disruptor, and abnormal hormonal exposures in pregnancy may influence fetal brain development.” This is a significant concern, considering many pregnant women are likely to reach for an OTC pain reliever at some point during their pregnancy.

    According to that 2014 study, use of acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with a 37% increased risk of their child being diagnosed with hyperkinetic disorder, a severe form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Their children were also 29% more likely to be prescribed ADHD medication by the time they were 7 years old. The strongest associations were observed in mothers who used acetaminophen in more than a single trimester, and the greater the frequency of use, the more likely their child was to experience behavioral problems.

    Avoid tylenol, Stephanie!
    I’d never heard this before.

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  93. Farm Boy says:

    Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood after having a pleasant evening out with friends at an authentic Thai restaurant. Suddenly a man randomly pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head, Van Tassel said and public records confirm.

    “It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes,” Van Tassel said. “Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month.”

    Van Tassel was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital after the grotesque attack, where she was tested for infectious diseases caused by contact with feces. She’ll need to be retested every three months.

    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/diarrhea-poured-on-woman-hollywood-homeless-564585101.html

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  94. Farm Boy says:

    San Francisco’s pee problem could soon get worse.
    Chesa Boudin, the urine-and-feces-plagued city’s incoming district attorney, pledged during the campaign not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes if he was elected. Boudin declared victory Saturday night after results showed him winning a plurality of votes in the DA race.

    “We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes. Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted,” Boudin vowed in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) questionnaire during the campaign.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/11/san-francisco-chesa-boudin-public-urination/

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  95. Farm Boy says:

    Concern Troll Hillary

    Before criticizing Britain, Hillary said that she has “always admired Britain.” Oh yes. “I am, as a great admirer, concerned because I can’t make sense of what is happening,” she continued. “It’s hard to figure out exactly where you’re headed.”

    Next, she pretended that she does respect the British people’s Brexit vote. “We really do count on you coming out of this in a smart and effective, successful way, however it turns out,” she said according to Sky News.

    But… well, she doesn’t truly respect it.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/hillary-clinton-warns-the-uk-she-is-concerned-about-its-future-because-of-brexit/

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  96. Farm Boy says:

    Is anyone else watching Hillary Clinton’s whirlwind trip to the UK and thinking to themselves: ‘Thank God she didn’t become president?’

    All her worst traits have been on display. Her arrogance. Her penchant for lecturing foreign countries. Her harebrained conspiracy theories. Her belief that loads of people are racists — or ‘deplorables’, as she once put it.

    https://spectator.us/hillary-clinton-doesnt-understand-about-brexit/

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  97. Cheque d'Out says:

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    “Believe in climate change as though it’s a religion and not a science” – Senator Mazie Hirono

    — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 12, 2019

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  99. The Rocketeer had some nice music…

    but everything else, except for the lovely Jennifer Connelly, was meh. Remaking it is stupid. Remake The

    The Zorro movies were OK. George Hamilton’s “Gay Blade” was actually more entertaining than both of them. The old Disney TV show was a favorite as a kid. Guy Williams should have been a much bigger star.

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    The rapid demise of our homeworld may be the only way we can get the climate hoaxers to shut up about Greta Thunberg.

    When the Swedish Spectrum Truant was here last summer to march and whine, then to scold the idiots at the United Nations a few weeks later, I was wondering if there were laws somewhere that might require her to go back to school at some point.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-please-climate-kill-earth-so-i-dont-have-to-hear-about-greta-thunberg-again/

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  101. Ame says:

    Liz – In 2014, a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics6 revealed that “Research data suggest that acetaminophen is a hormone disruptor, and abnormal hormonal exposures in pregnancy may influence fetal brain development.”

    that’s scary b/c acetaminophen was widely accepted as ‘very safe’ all the time, especially during pregnancy 😦

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  102. Farm Boy says:

    On behalf of all Americans, I apologize to all Britons and Commonwealth Members for the embarrassing behavior of Hillary Clinton.

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  103. Farm Boy says:

    TUSCALOOSA, AL—The famous big baby Trump balloon was stabbed to death in Tuscaloosa over the weekend.

    Followers mourned its death. But when some women came to pay their respects to the downed balloon three days later, they were shocked to find the balloon was rising again.

    “It’s a miracle!” cried awed onlookers as the balloon slowly began to reinflate itself and ascend into the heavens. “Just as it was prophesied!”

    “Go, therefore, and make America great again,” the balloon said.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/knifed-trump-balloon-rises-again-three-days-later

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  104. Farm Boy says:

    UK—In an interview with the BBC, Hillary Clinton said she is being urged to run for president in 2020 by “many, many, many” voices in her head.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/hillary-clinton-says-she-is-being-urged-to-run-by-many-voices-in-her-head

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  105. Stephanie says:

    “Avoid tylenol, Stephanie!
    I’d never heard this before.”

    Just catching up on reading comments… that fucking sucks, Liz, seriously…. The only pain medicine that works well is usually Tylenol during pregnancy.

    And that’s a 5 year old study. Why the hell haven’t they mandated pregnant women be told this at their ob’s? It’s still on the safe list for medications!!!!

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  106. Liz says:

    I think Babylonbee more than makes up for the existence of Hillary. 😆

    Side note: Not if she were president, but as a useless hag who has to wake up every day knowing Trump beat her with half the funds, no political experience in Washington, and almost no support from his own party….

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  107. Liz says:

    It actually brings a smile to my face thinking about that. (is that wrong?)
    Hillary probably just woke up about now.
    And every time she wakes up and isn’t president, the world is a better place. 😆

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  108. Liz says:

    And that’s a 5 year old study. Why the hell haven’t they mandated pregnant women be told this at their ob’s? It’s still on the safe list for medications!!!!

    I know. So sorry Stephanie that sucks. 😦
    I’d bet most physicians haven’t heard about this either.

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  109. Larry G says:

    I WAS President in 2016! No, REALLY! Listen, I WON, not that orange hair bastard! Believe me, I AM the President!! Voices telling me to run for second term too! See?? I’m popular, I am a sroooong independent woman! Why are you assholes laughing?

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  110. Larry G says:

    not Western women

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  111. Liz says:

    https://apnews.com/430bf7e182cd480886e2beeee9f8f84f?fbclid=IwAR0jvgSgaZLR4tvYZVckESKEGiW8tXL1vjLv0AdM0eHVE6zEEpLyKfwJjuA

    Denmark tightens border security.
    Don’t they know opening borders lowers the crime rate? Duh!
    Their experts need to talk to our experts.

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  112. Larry G says:

    Hey Liz, see that bottom picture of the pretty girl with the greenish eyes? That is about what my wife looked like when I met her, she had just turned 22 at the time.

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  113. Liz says:

    She’s gorgeous, Larry!

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  114. Larry G says:

    a few more not Western women…

    [Like the above one the best I do]

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  115. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for telling me, though! They make a tylenol PM concoction that I was told was safe and helps pregnant women sleep better because it’s paired with benadryl.

    Thankfully I usually don’t take it anyway, but I have sometimes :O 😦 Won’t be anymore!!!

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  116. RichardP says:

    Tylenol and ADHD

    I don’t know if you will see links in the same order that I did. If you do, the first three links in this list provide some useful perspective.

    It is currently thought that ADHD and Autism can be caused / encouraged to develop by a variety of factors – including alcohol consumption and/or smoking while pregnant. The studies involved in the link that Liz provided initially did not control for these other factors, including alcohol consumption and/or smoking while pregnant. Neither did they control for the issues that led to the women taking Tylenol in the first place. Several “experts” who review the research cited at Liz’ link emphasised that they very much agreed with the conclusion reached by the authors – that is, more study is needed to verify that the suspected links do in fact exist.

    There are well-documented reasons for being careful with Tylenol use (liver damage, etc.). So being careful with Tylenol use is a given. Whether Tylenol use during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of the newborn developing ADHD or Autism is still an open question – given the lack of controls on the research conducted so far.

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  117. RichardP says:

    I clicked on my link above and the listing did come up different, so it probably will for you too. The articles I read through had these dates underneath the article heading, at the left side:

    Oct 30, 2019
    May 7, 2018
    Jul 6, 2016

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  118. Ame says:

    KH – Sometimes the voices in Hillary’s head get so loud Huma has sleep in the guest room.

    LOLOL!!!

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  119. Ame says:

    Larry’s wife IS very exotic and beautiful 🙂

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  120. Stephanie says:

    @Richard, yes, I’m very familiar with how easy it is to overdose on acetaminophen. I studied tylenol along with a ton of other drugs in a few courses in college… loved learning all about things like that, especially the upper level courses where we looked at how they were known to affect things like the brain, embryonic development, and a person’s behavior. I even took a whole upper level course on human embryology, that was taught by a strong Catholic professor (which made sense, his entire course was a great argument for pro-lifers). Tylenol, at least 10 years ago, was always considered safe, except for the possibility of easy overdose.

    And because I was aware of the cumulative effect overtime in damaging your liver, I’ve never allowed myself to use it multiple days in a row or anything. I’ll have to check out the other studies, but that one looked pretty bad concerning the ADHD/hyperactivity.

    It isn’t good that it’s a hormone disruptor… I actually try hard to limit exposure to those kinds of things for our kids and especially when I’m pregnant. Even lavendar is a hormone disruptor (causes early breast development in girls, and is almost like a puberty blocker in boys – NOT good, but it’s in everything these days, albeit in small doses).

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  121. Stephanie says:

    Read one of the articles citing all the study holes… the main thing they’re relying on seems to be that women could have been taking tylenol due to illness or inflammation, and then it goes on to say *those* things are more likely what caused the autism or ADHD.

    I know a lot of women personally who were all taking Tylenol PM because they couldn’t believe how it knocked out any aches and pains (related to pregnancy) and how well it helped them sleep at night. Even entire mommy-online groups would recommend it to each other – mostly as a sleep aid.

    Pregnancy is known for having those aches and pains all over your body, or even sciatica pains shooting down your legs from your back (!!)… plus it’s pretty well-known how hard it is to get a full night’s sleep when pregnant. All those things coupled together, created a pretty large group of women who would almost regularly use that specific drug concoction. I saw them all talking about it, had it recommended to me personally, and know a lot of women were taking it without any illness/fever.

    I was always kind of leery, because of the cumulative effect overtime, so I never took it that often, but when I did – I ***loved*** how well it knocked out those aches and pains and helped me to actually get a full night’s sleep. So I can see how pregnant women would take Tylenol, even without a valid reason like an illness or fever like that one counter-article is claiming.

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  122. Ame says:

    wow, Stephanie, i’d not heard about lavender. did a quick search and found this … what do you think? the science, as you well know, flies over my head 😉

    https://earthmamaorganics.com/blog/how-lavender-and-tea-tree-became-labeled-as-endocrine-disruptors/

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  123. Stephanie says:

    They’re right about this for sure “The products used by the boys were not noted, nor were their concentration of essential oils”

    I tend to use literally straight lavender oil – the strongest stuff, because the effects are just so much more powerful. But I got worried that putting it on our boys at night could be too much strength, so I looked into it and decided that powerful of an essential oil that could possibly block their male hormones wasn’t worth the risk.

    That said… things like soaps, shampoos, and bath stuff are probably fine because it’s so much more diluted.

    I wish they’d study it more in animals or something… but to me, 100% pure lavender on their skin just didn’t seem like a good idea even if it was super relaxing and helped them sleep better.

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  124. Stephanie says:

    From that study Ame

    “They didn’t look at their lifestyle, environmental exposure, or diet. Were they eating meat or drinking milk contaminated with growth hormone? Were other known endocrine disruptors like BPA in their water bottles or canned foods? Were they eating foods heated in plastics? The study did not ask these questions.”

    Yes, those are all very very good questions. Those are more well-known causes of boys getting too much estrogen into their blood stream and affecting their bodies that way, so it would have been good if they’d at least ruled those things out.

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  125. Stephanie says:

    For this part, “As expected, the group given estradiol had the greatest weight values of all three groups. However, the lavender group and the estrogen-free control group had comparable weight values. Based on this, the study concluded that lavender did not show signs of estrogenic activity”

    ^They were ONLY testing lavender’s effect on female rats LOL… by weighing their uterus. That does have some statistical evidence showing lavender didn’t *increase* estrogen, but it would have been much more interesting to me if they did the same study, and only used male rats and measured how much (or little) the *androgen* male hormones were affected by lavender.

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  126. Stephanie says:

    Found a more recent study from 2018 that agreed with the 2007 initial study findings, but claimed it needed a lot more research.

    “A new study — which was presented at ENDO 2018, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Chicago, IL — now strengthens the link between these essential oils and gynecomastia (breast growth in young boys).”

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321262.php#3

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  127. Stephanie says:

    Sorry, one more post on the lavender studies…

    So apparently one finally looked at it’s effects on girls more recently –

    “It found that those with premature thelarche – when breasts develop prematurely in girls before the age of eight with no other signs of puberty – saw their symptoms disappear after they stopped using lavender oil products.

    One boy with pubertal gynaecomastia​, abnormal breast growth in boys, was also studied. He was exposed daily to a lavender oil cologne and noticed his breast enlargement aged four.

    The US study said the children noticed their breast tissue return to a normal level when they stayed away from lavender products.

    Lead investigator Jeffrey Ramsey, a research fellow at the US government’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) said: “It appears that essential oil products have the potential to cause premature breast growth in young girls and boys, so it may be best to discontinue using them on children.””

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/essential-oil-lavender-tea-tree-breast-growth-children-premature-thelarche-pubertal-gynaecomastia-a9062246.html

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  128. Stephanie says:

    Ok I lied LOL This is what I was kind of thinking what was going on chemically… that it was more of an androgen blocker rather than purely mimicking estrogen (those can have the same effect – breast growth for one – but they would also have different effects in males vs. females). Androgen-blockers (puberty blockers for males) would affect a lot more than just breast growth in young boys, obviously other male characteristics like the testes etc, plus it would negatively impact the masculinizing of their brain probably. Just not something you want to mess with.

    “According to the study, the essential oils have “greater potency as anti-androgens than as oestrogens” which is “more relevant to blocking the natural action in boys than girls, where androgens inhibit breast development”.

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  129. Farm Boy says:

    More on essential oils

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  130. RichardP says:

    Lavender and Tea-Tree Oil – 2018

    Folks respond to medicines differently. Folks respond to chemically-active agents differently. In one article I just skimmed through, the author gave the example of a friend who could lie in a bed of poison ivy and not be affected, while she would simply walk by poison ivy without touching it and break out in a total-body rash. That real affect must be kept in mind when evaluating studies about how certain chemicals affect people. It is not likely that any chemical is going to affect everybody in the same way.

    Re. the problems associated with the study referenced at Ame’s link, others are trying to do better research in order to get better answers. But sometimes better research leads to more questions – which is probably a good thing. Note the bolded info at the bottom of the following quote. Lavender oil is probably not the risk that some have made it out to be. At the same time, other products are probably more problematic than folks make them out to be.

    From the link above:

    Under Korach’s direction, Ramsey and his NIEHS colleagues went a step further. From the hundreds of chemicals that comprise lavender and tea tree oil, they selected for analysis eight components that are common and mandated for inclusion in the oils. Four of the tested chemicals appear in both oils: eucalyptol, 4-terpineol, dipentene/limonene and alpha-terpineol. The others were in either oil: linalyl acetate, linalool, alpha-terpinene and gamma-terpinene. Using in vitro, or test tube, experiments, the researchers applied these chemicals to human cancer cells to measure changes of estrogen receptor- and androgen receptor-target genes and transcriptional activity.

    All eight chemicals demonstrated varying estrogenic and/or anti-androgenic properties, with some showing high or little to no activity, the investigators reported. Ramsey said these changes were consistent with endogenous, or bodily, hormonal conditions that stimulate gynecomastia in prepubescent boys.

    “Lavender oil and tea tree oil pose potential environmental health concerns and should be investigated further,” he said.

    Of further concern, according to Ramsey, is that many of the chemicals they tested appear in at least 65 other essential oils.

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  131. RichardP says:

    Stephanie – you posted several entries while I was preparing my previous post. We ended up referencing the same study. What you say in your posts hint at the final sentence, bolded, in my post, but don’t state it outright. So my post still has some use in that it states their finding outright. It is not just lavender oil. It is any essential oil that has the active ingredient that causes problems.

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  132. RichardP says:

    @FB – the guy in that video is excellent.

    From the comments section:

    I used to be afraid of the dark but I rubbed some eucalyptus and peppermint oil in my eyes and now I’m blind and darkness is all I know.

    The story of some people’s lives: Making things work incorrectly by taking otherwise-sound advise and applying it inappropriately.

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  133. RichardP says:

    Posted my last comment and walked into the living room and this was just ramping up on the television. A little kick-ass to go with the science stuff.

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  134. Stephanie says:

    Yes, I saw that about the 65 ingredients… good grief!

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  135. Ame says:

    tylenol … 65 ingredients in essential oils …

    okay … i’m ready to pull a *dallas cowboys* and just sit down and quit Life for awhile! lol! y’all let me know if i miss anything, okay?! lol!!!

    lavender is one oil that none in my family – my girls, my sister, me … we cannot use it straight. we have to have it VERY diluted or we all react to it. i will put a few drops in a diffuser with peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil when we have allergies or a cold that make breathing difficult – that’s mixed with several cups of water, so very diluted. peppermint and eucalyptus are the two main ones we use. i have some others that we use occasionally but not often.

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  136. Stephanie says:

    Yes, when I meant we used it straight, I should have said I use a carrier oil. To me, that’s still VERY potent because it’s way more intense than adding it to a diffuser with water, etc.

    I can get away with wearing it coupled with a good moisturizer on my face for a gentle anti-aging treatment overnight. It really does dramatically brighten skin and is kind of miraculous in that way if one can use it (not allergic).

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  137. Liz says:

    Mom in law’s dog is having serious kidney issues (at age 6). Think I mentioned about a year ago, one of our dogs had a bladder stone.
    I thought at the time it was the well water but I’m thinking it might be these green chews for oral hygiene called Oravet chews.
    There’s nothing out there about a study, and they are supposed to be safe (obviously) but after our dog had that problem, and now mom in law’s dog, and then I read posts with people who have had similar issues with their dogs (seems mostly to effect toy breeds, FWIW), just thought I’d throw that out there too.

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  138. Stephanie says:

    Ugh Liz!!!!! We use those for our shorkie! Good to know! He’s a toy, too :O

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  139. Stephanie says:

    Why is everything so toxic!!!!

    Ok… back to making test reviews!

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  140. Liz says:

    Sorry Stephanie, I know. 😦
    It doesn’t seem to effect them all (our other dog was fine), but we stopped giving them those chews just in case. They work great for teeth, that’s for sure.

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  141. Farm Boy says:

    WORLD—Airports around the world are reporting record revenues after introducing a long-awaited feature: the ability to turn off CNN on television sets in their terminals.

    For just one quarter, you can turn off CNN for a full fifteen minutes while you’re waiting for your flight, leaving you with the “far superior” experience of just staring at a blank screen.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/airport-revenues-soar-after-allowing-travelers-to-pay-to-turn-off-cnn

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