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Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Robert M. Pirsig, Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Dies at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, whose “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a dense and discursive novel of ideas, became an unlikely publishing phenomenon in the mid-1970s and a touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture, died on Monday at his home in South Berwick, Me. He was 88.

Mr. Pirsig was a college writing instructor and freelance technical writer when the novel — its full title was “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values” — was published in 1974 to critical acclaim and explosive popularity, selling a million copies in its first year and several million more since. (A first novel, it would be followed by only one more, the less successful “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals,” a kind of sequel, in 1991.)

The novel, with its peculiar but intriguing title, ranged widely in its concerns, contemplating the relationship of humans and machines, madness and the roots of culture.

Todd Gitlin, a sociologist and the author of books about the counterculture, said that “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” in seeking to reconcile humanism with technological progress, had been perfectly timed for a generation weary of the ’60s revolt against a soulless high-tech world dominated by a corporate and military-industrial order.

I loved that book, so much so that I kept giving copes away. Reading it was an an intense experience.

Theresa May would fire Britains nuclear weapons as a first strike if necessary,

said Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Michael Fallon said the Prime Minister was prepared to launch Trident in “the most extreme circumstances”, even if Britain itself was not under nuclear attack.

Names & phone #'s of every member of Senate Intel Cmte are below.

Congress returns from break, tomorrow.
Fill their mailboxes, plus your own Senator's mail.


Has Chaffetz resigned yet? rumors are he is gonna...n/t

Ace reporter Roland B Hedley Jr. found Trump's armada.....


Donald Trumps inauguration fund: fake people, fake companies, and fake addresses on vacant lots

After two major newspapers published the records of donations made to the inauguration, another reporter led a crowdsourced effort which revealed that many of the records may have been falsified. That includes instances of donations being made from “people” whose names don’t exist anywhere else, and whose listed mailing addresses are vacant lots.

The process began when the New York Times and Washington Post published the Trump inauguration donation records. They were suspicious from the beginning, because Trump’s inauguration ended up being a poorly attended and comparatively small event, not justifying the large amount of donated funds. But from there, Huffington Post reporter Christina Wilkie put the records into an editable online Google Document and asked her followers on social media to help her investigate the more than fifteen hundred supposed donors. The results thus far are astounding. A few examples:

– On line 183, a $400,000 donation is listed from “Isabel T. John” who doesn’t appear to be a real person according to any available public records. Moreover one participant confirmed first hand that the listed mailing address for the donation has been a vacant lot for years.

– On lines 726 and 727 of the document, a combined $100,000 was donated from the mailing address of a nonprofit organization that appears to have only had $500 in revenue to begin with.


Here is the reporter's Twitter acount:

and HERE is the database online. Far right side of it ( you may have to scroll to the side) there are comments about some of the donors, by people who have already checked them out.
I am still trying to get an answer from her about how I can add info. I spotted as a problem.

Here's an interesting Russian trail to follow

Alex Oronov, who had family ties to President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen,reportedly organised a Jan. 2017 meeting aimed at helping give Putin control of Crimea.
The meeting was with Felix Sater ( who Trump claims now to not know, after 30 plus years of buddy buddy),
Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, and Ukrainian MP Andrii Artemenko. The plans ended up with Michael Flynn’s office just before he resigned.

and Oronov ended up mysteriously dead on March 5, 2017. Still no cause has been reported, but he was one of the 8-9 dead Russians involved with Russia/Urkraine plots.

Before he died, he bought,on Jan. 6, a 1.5 million dollar condo, from the Toll Brothers.

Bruce Toll, is a member of Mar-a-Lago. He lives near Mar-a-Lago and "occasionally" discusses "national issues" with Trump.

Bruce Toll, a real estate executive who co-founded Toll Brothers, one of the nation’s largest home builders, and who is still active in the industry, owns a home nearby and frequently sees Mr. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, he said. While they did not discuss any of Mr. Toll’s specific projects, he said, the two would occasionally discuss national issues, such as Mr. Trump’s plans to increase spending on highways and other infrastructure projects.

amazing co-incidence, eh?

Oh, just read on Twitter, by someone who is tracking the Tolls, Toll family is from Bohuslav, Ukraine.

Key Official in Trump-Russia investigation will step down.

Mary McChord, who has been helping oversee the Justice Department’s probe into Russian interference in the presidential election, is stepping down from her post as the acting head of the department’s national security division and leaving the federal government in the coming weeks, a source familiar with McCord’s role told The Intercept. The source, who asked not to be identified as McCord’s departure has not been formally announced, said that McCord plans to work in academia after leaving government.

It was not immediately clear who will take over for McCord. “I can confirm that Mary is leaving DOJ next month,” said Marc Raimondi, a spokesperson for the Justice Department, by email. “I cannot provide any additional material at this time.”

McCord will be leaving at a time when Justice is already in disarray. In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanded the resignations of all U.S. attorneys who had served under President Obama and had not already left. As the Washington Post reported this week, nearly all the U.S. attorney positions remain unfilled.

Rod J. Rosentein, Trump’s nominee to be Sessions’s deputy, has not been confirmed. And Trump hasn’t even nominated replacements for the heads of major divisions within the department — including national security and civil rights. McCord was filling in at the national security division until the Senate could confirm a Trump-nominated replacement.

In defense of Trump........


You are gonna LOVE this pic of Warren


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