Bits & Bytes

2018_12 05 This man

HAPPY DANCING: Yay for Dr. Fung’s Complete Guide to Fasting! I was feeling “skinny” this morning, so I did my measurements again. In the past 3 weeks, I HAVE lost 1/2 inch each on my waist and hips. :)))) My next weigh-in isn’t until Jan 28th, but after that, I’ll be going to my doctor once a month for Osteopathic Manipulation treatments, which help so much! So I’ll be getting weighed monthly. Maybe by spring, I’ll be up to gardening! Wouldn’t THAT be something?!

WOW: Must see video [1:49] — This guy is amazing. If you’re pressed for time, just watch the first bit. It’s the same thing over and over. He’s so fast and he apparently never (or rarely) misses!

DOUBLE WOW: Anke Chen was born in January 2011 (she is five years old in the video above) and can play Mozart, Bach and Chopin like a pianist of four times her age.

MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: These two heart-warming doggy tales are both based on true stories. Good viewing for the whole family.

IRAN: Oh no you ditn’t — Following Iran’s brazen nuclear-capable ballistic missile test over the weekend, the U.S. is deploying the USS John C. Stennis and its support ships to the Persian Gulf.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Tax funded why exactly? Between 2015 and 2017, the average compensation for a PPFA affiliate CEO rose from $237,999 to $255,523 while the average compensation to top PPFA executives during that same period rose from $389,514 to $394,893.

ABORTION REGRET: Woman’s viral video response to Lisa Chambers, a member of the Irish Parliament, who said on the floor of Parliament, “Abortion regret is a makey-uppy thing, and it does not exist.”

“I’ve been in hospital after my abortion twice from trying to end my own life because I couldn’t live without my child. I’ve suffered for the last thirteen years from anxiety and depression. Are you telling me that my symptoms, that my abortion story, that what I’ve suffered was a makey-uppy thing? Are you telling me that I’ve made this up?”

2018_12 05 Al Gore

MAJOR WIN FOR FREE SPEECH: And in the 9th Circus Court too! Following more than a year of hard-fought litigation in the hostile Ninth Circuit, Young America’s Foundation won its suit against the University of California, Berkeley. UC Berkeley has agreed to pay YAF $70,000, rescind both the unconstitutional “high-profile speaker policy” and the viewpoint-discriminatory security fee policy, and stop allowing hecklers to shut down conservative expression.

2018_12 05 Flag

SJWS and U.S. FLAG: Stanford University told the Sigma Chi fraternity that their American flag outside their house was “offensive, intimidating, aggressive or alienating.” So Sigma Chi took it down … and replaced it with a MUCH BIGGER one.

CARAVANING: Not turning out like organizers promised — Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the anti-borders group that organized the disastrous mess, has abandoned the people they used. The mayor of Tijuana says he wants them arrested, but they’re nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, the caravan is now breaking up, with many accepting Mexico’s offer of free bus rides back home.

REJECTING SOCIALISM: Voters in Spain’s largest region chucked out the Socialists after 40 years. The new majority is pro-life.

THE MOST TRANSPARENT PRESIDENT: Trump is what Obama just claimed to be. Those who follow government transparency said Obama was one of the LEAST transparent.

2005 Obama on immigration

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  1. Thassa whollotta content, chrissy!
    “May your behavior and your conversation be such that everyone who sees or hears you can say: ‘This man reads the life of Jesus Christ.'” -St. JoseMaria Escriva

    Mom has had this on her kitchen bulletin board for decades:

    “If you were on trial for being a Christian,
    would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
    Those Christmas tree copter pilots have some skillz!!

    And I’ll bet, allowing for everything, hauling by copter is cheaper than logging roads, especially for Christmas Trees (versus, say, heavy tree trunks).

    And that was fast work. I assume they’ve got guys on the ground at both ends to hook up bundles and release them. That dropping the bundle right into the truck is impressive.
    Anke Chen – What’s a doddle? Incredible skillz. Her turning to the camera and grinning (without missing a beat) reminds me of that young girl drummer who covered a Led Zeppelin song, doing similarly.

    There’s video of the Zep drummer watching her play it and just marveling at how it’s just like breathing for her.
    Last pic: Okay, by context, I presume that’s a Partridge. But otherwise I wouldn’t know. Heh.

    One WW2 veteran salutes another.