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  1. December 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Tough job!

  2. 6 Don
    December 20, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I saw bits and pieces of the debate last night and I have listened to all of the candidates over time. Being president is a serious matter, running for president is a serious matter. I think somewhere along the way we have lost sight of the gravity and graveness of the position of president. If are running for president you must have the political heft that goes along with being president, you can’t be a one trick pony i.e. Bernie Sanders and his obsession with blaming the “Oligarchs” for every problem under the sun. You can’t be a billionaire that thinks your business acumen can vanquish every problem under the sun. All of our past presidents minus the current one were people that understood the gravity of being president. They didn’t run out of vanity, I believe they truly wanted to make a difference, yes, even the ones you disagree with. Even the ones that had moral failings. Your vision for the country and what it can become is what will get the people out to vote for you. I’m sure all of the candidates are good people that want nothing but the best for our country. But now is not the time for vanity, what we need now is a visionary with political heft that can lead.

  3. 8 mtmarilyn
    December 20, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Good morning TOD. Meta congrats on first. You are up early this Friday. I just have to again thank Nerdy Wonka for keeping this place going and for all you wonderful people for bringing news and information here. This has been a very hard week for me. My precious cat has disappeared. I have everyone looking for him and done all I know to do but still no Lucky. My prayer is that someone has found him and given him a home and there is a child there who needs him more than me.

    So proud of all the Dems and especially Speaker Nancy. I agree with Obama if the world was run by women we would have it whipped in to compassionate care.

    Thank you all for all you each contribute to all of our lives.

    • December 20, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Good morning, Marilyn! Is it still snowy in MT? Cosign your thanks to Nerdy; we’d be wandering in the woods without her!

      • 10 mtmarilyn
        December 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm

        Thanks, Alycee. We’ve had snow now for 2 days it’s in the 40’s so the snow is melting away. I’ve finally got some pictures on my walls. Feels so much better. Are you better now. You’ve had such a tough fall hope this season of love surrounds you.

        • December 20, 2019 at 4:18 pm

          Marilyn, I’m feeling much better. Pictures on the walls make a difference. I’m still living among the boxes, however, my art was hung about two months ago, and the positive, calming effect has been wonderful.

          I normally have a full house between the day after Christmas and the day after my party. I expected to be away this year and moved my party to MLK weekend. The kids are all grown and in college, each doing their own thing; so this year I have rolling visits. One of my Goddaughters arrived Tuesday, she leaves on Sunday; her sister will be here Jan 2 – 8. My Grandson and his Mom arrive Sunday, and will leave the day after Christmas. I loved having everyone here at the same time, providing them a chance to see each other; benefit to separate visits is they are not competing for my attention; I have one on one time with each kid.

          Need to hit the road for today’s adventure. Later.

          • 12 mtmarilyn
            December 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm

            Alycee, sounds like you will still have family around which is wonderful. This season will be very different for us but it’s ok. Heath is staying in Malaysia and traveling during his Christmas break. Then in January he goes to Bangkok to a teacher fair to see where in the world he wants to go next. I told as long as I can visit I don’t have a preference where he goes. We’re just having a quiet Christmas Day with a Brunch for family and friends here. I still love Christmas. It’s just very different now.

            You take care of yourself and have a wonderful time with your family that’s there.

            • December 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm

              I forgot to ask, any word on your precious kitty? Hopefully, he’s found his way home. Praying for a swift , safe return.

              • 14 mtmarilyn
                December 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm

                No my cat hasn’t returned. I now am telling myself that he is safe in a new home where someone needs him more than me. He was a gift to me for 6 months. I have to believe he is safe and warm.

    • December 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm

      Hugs to you, mtmarilyn.

    • 17 sjterrid
      December 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      Him MtMarilyn, I hope your cat you find or your ca comes back. I saw below you told Alycee it was snowing, maybe he’s hiding out. Praying he’s safe. 😢❤️🙏

    • 21 Dudette
      December 20, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      Hugs mtm! I hope your fur-baby finds his way home to you. 😘

  4. 24 jer44
    December 20, 2019 at 10:23 am

  5. December 20, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Can this wonderful man be any sweeter?
    Nahhhhhh!

  6. December 20, 2019 at 11:05 am

    • 28 Don
      December 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      Because Trump hires imbeciles, any bag-man worth his weight in gold would never implicate his boss or at the very least draw attention to his boss. No, a true bag-man would first keep his mouth shut. And if he’s forced to speak he wouldn’t expose his boss on the scale that Parnas has. At best Parnas is a blunt instrument. Now Terry McAuliffe, that was a bag-man, he was a bag-man’s bag-man. Few bag-men have possessed the skill and wit of a Terry McAuliffe, oh how I long for the days of competent bag-men. A bygone art for a more civilized time.

  7. 30 jer44
    December 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

  8. 33 jer44
    December 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm

  9. 34 jer44
    December 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm

  10. December 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Come on over to MY House ..Mr President, IMPEACHED!

  11. December 20, 2019 at 2:49 pm

  12. 38 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Reason enough to do to the Senate what we did to the House. Dominate.

  13. 40 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    What a crock. I turn him off. Can’t stand him and his interview skills stink, imo

  14. 46 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Interesting thread

  15. 47 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    All righty then

    • December 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Did you expect any other outcome?

  16. December 20, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    For your consideration:

  17. 50 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  18. December 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

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  20. December 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Thread…

  21. 55 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

  22. December 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    • December 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      I really miss her presence in this race. Really miss her and everything she brings to every situation, from the drum corps to the full-throated confrontation with GOP criminals facing her to the constant inclusion of vulnerable populations to the love of the innocence of children. I miss her.

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  26. 67 marleysperson
    December 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    So messed up

  27. 68 nena20409
    December 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm

  28. 70 nena20409
    December 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm

  29. 71 jer44
    December 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm

  30. 73 Dudette
    December 20, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    This is so sweet! Merry Christmas!

  31. 77 Dudette
    December 21, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Oww! 🥴

  32. 78 whenpamelawandered
    December 21, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Thinking of you, 99ts, this was sent over from a dear old friend in Sydney, written by her son, I used to babysit him and his little brother 40 years ago.. speaks volumes for the strength of the human spirit, keep us all the heart.

    21 December 2019
    From Patrick Buckle
    Son of old friends in Australia

    “Today I rest after spending the last four days on 12-14 hour rotations at Mt Wilson. This was preceded by similar shifts last week. I am safe, our house is safe, but the community, like many now suffering, has been heavily affected by fire. I left last night with a sense of guilt knowing what is still to come, departing from what I can only call the pits of hell. Yesterday we operated as a self sufficient crew running a Cat 1 tanker to protect properties and set containment lines in Mt Irvine as the weather shifted the fire into new areas. We saved a street of properties with a back burn on a ridge line, pushing it around a well prepared property resting in a known fire gully. We knew the fire was running beneath us deep in the valley and had set our strategies to stay safe and protect property. Our only warning was the sound of what I thought to be a large low flying plane. This was followed by flames whipped to twice the height of the surrounding 20m trees, moving at extra ordinary speeds up the steep hill. The fire passed in a few minutes, but tore through, burning everything in its path. We lost hose lines dropped on the ground as we ran to shelter, some melted into the ground. The house was safe and we had adequate lines to protect the property after the fire past. Little did I know that the fire was only just the beginning of what was to come. We set about putting out spot fires and watching trees burn behind, beside and infront of us, meanwhile patrolling the property and assessing the area for hazards. Around us loud cracking sounds signified trees falling to the ground from the intensity of the fire, some dropping branches, others failing at the base and taking out more trees as they fell. We remained on duty until I heard the worst sound of all. A loud crack followed by screams from one of our crew. We knew what had happened, but not how bad it was. We had a crew member down, but thankfully with no major injuries after a large tree branch fell from 15m above. He was taken from the fire ground by a paramedic and escorted off the mountains to hospital in a stable condition. At this time we reassessed the property threats and our position before relocating to safer ground before being released and sent back to station. Easier said than done. We drove through areas that resembled a war zone. Black parched landscape, smouldering logs and trees silhouetted by the white smoke in the distance as we approached dusk. We had to cut trees that had fallen, blocking the only road back to the station. Two exhausted people seeking the end of a shift, knowing another crew was waiting to head back out for the night roster. We returned to station with a compromised truck, burnt hoses, broken live reels and melted branches. I was lucky to be under the lead of a Deputy Captain who had been through the same scenario in 2013 at the same property. He was cool, calm and collected and kept us as safe as possible. We had a team behind us that comprised local community members and expertise that cannot be faulted. Our Captain lost her home earlier in the week whilst directing strike teams and attending to what was an emergency situation. Our senior Deputy Captain continues to work tirelessly across both mountain villages, coordinating teams in the field whilst his own property has been under treat. Local crews continue their own 12hr rosters, regularly extending into 14hr shifts by the time relief arrives. The power was cut to the villages a week ago and is unlikely to be reinstated for another week or more. Phones lines are down and water is running low. People are tired, exhausted, stressed and anxious, but determined to continue until the threat is removed. We had, and continue to have, so many strike teams assist, driving long distances to patrol alongside the local crews to defend properties. Some crews from as far away as Hornsby, others coming from areas already impacted by fire in their own communities. My story is an insignificant part of what is a larger disaster. A story that helps me release the thoughts running through my head and an attempt to express what the amazing volunteers are currently experiencing across the state. I get to step away for a moment as my home is in Sydney. But for those living in affected areas please stay strong, stay safe and please reach out for help or talk to people if you need to. My thoughts go out to the families of the fire fighters who lost their lives whilst fulfilling duties in the field. There is nothing that can express the sadness of this incident.
    Today I rest after spending the last four days on 12-14 hour rotations at Mt Wilson. This was preceded by similar shifts last week. I am safe, our house is safe, but the community, like many now suffering, has been heavily affected by fire.
    I left last night with a sense of guilt knowing what is still to come, departing from what I can only call the pits of hell.
    Yesterday we operated as a self sufficient crew running a Cat 1 tanker to protect properties and set containment lines in Mt Irvine as the weather shifted the fire into new areas. We saved a street of properties with a back burn on a ridge line, pushing it around a well prepared property resting in a known fire gully. We knew the fire was running beneath us deep in the valley and had set our strategies to stay safe and protect property. Our only warning was the sound of what I thought to be a large low flying plane. This was followed by flames whipped to twice the height of the surrounding 20m trees, moving at extra ordinary speeds up the steep hill.
    The fire passed in a few minutes, but tore through, burning everything in its path. We lost hose lines dropped on the ground as we ran to shelter, some melted into the ground. The house was safe and we had adequate lines to protect the property after the fire past.
    Little did I know that the fire was only just the beginning of what was to come. We set about putting out spot fires and watching trees burn behind, beside and infront of us, meanwhile patrolling the property and assessing the area for hazards. Around us loud cracking sounds signified trees falling to the ground from the intensity of the fire, some dropping branches, others failing at the base and taking out more trees as they fell.
    We remained on duty until I heard the worst sound of all. A loud crack followed by screams from one of our crew. We knew what had happened, but not how bad it was. We had a crew member down, but thankfully with no major injuries after a large tree branch fell from 15m above. He was taken from the fire ground by a paramedic and escorted off the mountains to hospital in a stable condition.
    At this time we reassessed the property threats and our position before relocating to safer ground before being released and sent back to station. Easier said than done. We drove through areas that resembled a war zone. Black parched landscape, smouldering logs and trees silhouetted by the white smoke in the distance as we approached dusk. We had to cut trees that had fallen, blocking the only road back to the station. Two exhausted people seeking the end of a shift, knowing another crew was waiting to head back out for the night roster. We returned to station with a compromised truck, burnt hoses, broken live reels and melted branches.
    I was lucky to be under the lead of a Deputy Captain who had been through the same scenario in 2013 at the same property. He was cool, calm and collected and kept us as safe as possible.
    We had a team behind us that comprised local community members and expertise that cannot be faulted. Our Captain lost her home earlier in the week whilst directing strike teams and attending to what was an emergency situation. Our senior Deputy Captain continues to work tirelessly across both mountain villages, coordinating teams in the field whilst his own property has been under treat. Local crews continue their own 12hr rosters, regularly extending into 14hr shifts by the time relief arrives. The power was cut to the villages a week ago and is unlikely to be reinstated for another week or more. Phones lines are down and water is running low. People are tired, exhausted, stressed and anxious, but determined to continue until the threat is removed.
    We had, and continue to have, so many strike teams assist, driving long distances to patrol alongside the local crews to defend properties. Some crews from as far away as Hornsby, others coming from areas already impacted by fire in their own communities.
    My story is an insignificant part of what is a larger disaster. A story that helps me release the thoughts running through my head and an attempt to express what the amazing volunteers are currently experiencing across the state. I get to step away for a moment as my home is in Sydney. But for those living in affected areas please stay strong, stay safe and please reach out for help or talk to people if you need to.
    My thoughts go out to the families of the fire fighters who lost their lives whilst fulfilling duties in the field. There is nothing that can express the sadness of this incident.”

    • 79 whenpamelawandered
      December 21, 2019 at 2:15 am

      My apologies y’all, I seem to have doubled the copy before pasting the text and didn’t catch it.. can’t edit now. Forgive me.

      • December 21, 2019 at 7:01 am

        Pamela, thanks for sharing. Due to our failed MSM, we get so caught up in the daily US drama that events outside of the USA are rarely reported. So sorry to hear about MT Wilson, it’s such a beautiful area; we spent a day in the Blue Mountains last April. Praying that the fires subside.

      • 81 mtmarilyn
        December 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm

        Pamela, do I have your permission to share this? I want to send it out in an email to some friends who use to live in down under.

        • 82 whenpamelawandered
          December 24, 2019 at 1:05 pm

          Yes, absolutely, Patrick posted it on FB, his Mom shared it, so except for my shabby editing, please correct first, you my share it far and wide. It’s important for people to hear a first hand experience like this one, frightening, and immensely awe inspiring.. thankful for such strong and caring humans. ♥️🙏🏼♥️

  33. 83 tnmtngirl1
    December 21, 2019 at 7:27 am

    pamela, it is good to hear from you, but with such sad and heartbreaking news. I think I’ve heard one short blurb on the news about the fires in Australia. FAIL from our MSM again!

    Hope all of you have a good day ahead. My husband just left for a day of hiking (with a friend). I have my list of ‘to do’s’ and will start that soon. Always get so much accomplished on days he is hiking. 🙂 We are both so thankful that at age 75 he is able to hike like he does. Thankful! Grateful! And, thankful and grateful for NW and this TOD family!! Much love and Christmas blessings to all of you and your loved ones.

  34. 84 Dudette
    December 21, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Something beautiful for your morning. 😘

  35. 86 Dudette
    December 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

  36. 88 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Morning everyone

  37. 89 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Important thread

  38. 90 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Urgent warning

  39. 91 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Thread.

  40. 92 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

    This little fraud again.

  41. 95 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Only 90 minutes .

  42. 96 jer44
    December 21, 2019 at 11:04 am

  43. 97 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 11:08 am

  44. 98 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 11:40 am

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  45. 99 jer44
    December 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm

  46. 100 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Didn’t realize anyone USED Bing anymore!

  47. 104 jer44
    December 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

  48. 107 Dudette
    December 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    New to me too. 🤔

  49. 111 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 4:36 pm

  50. 112 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    😂😂😂

  51. 113 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    They can not win if they don’t cheat

  52. 114 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Unqualified

    • 115 marleysperson
      December 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      She still collects a damn paycheck though! For NOT doing her job! Makes more the $170,000/yr to skip work! Do better, HI. You deserve more

  53. 116 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Pretend otherwise

  54. 117 marleysperson
    December 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm

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