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Random Topics / Re: Ask Jackstar Anything
« on: Yesterday at 02:53:20 AM »
Do please let me know when you've decided to renounce Satan.
Oh that's a little overboard.  And he's not the only dog that rolled in that patty.  It was the best!

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There was a pulley on the neighbor's side, and on the other side the line could be knotted or jammed so it would not run through the pulley. Low-tech simplicity.
Nifty!

Yes, I hypnotize you into smoking marijuana with me. Then it’s game on! ;) ;)
Asthma is serious.  You'll have to hypnotize me to eat brownies, then.

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Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: September 20, 2019, 04:50:35 PM »
Pretty excited that the scale moved again.  I'm below the next 5lb marker on the scale.  So happy.

But, I had to lower my weekly goals.  It was too unsteady to have good weeks followed by failures because after fails, it's hard to get back on track or even have much focus at all.

So I lowered my weekly goal.  Not ideal, but feasible.  Slow and steady wins the race.  It's going to take longer than I had planned which is better for my skin (no one wants loose skin!) anyway.

It really concerns me that I lost this weight twice before, and that I paid no mind as it crept back on again.  What the Hell was I thinking?  I guess I didn't realize the importance of keeping it off, and then when I quit drinking, I gained 25 more.

Maybe by going more slowly, I'll really develop new habits so that the weight doesn't just come back.  And I will be paying attention to that.  It's one thing to be cute and curvy at 30, but it's another thing entirely to carry extra pounds when you're older with stiffer ligaments, no collagen, and no youth on your side!  I had a client for whom it was almost impossible to get around, just because of age-old obesity.  Ugh oh my gosh I don't want to end up like that!  Has a lush, lush mature lot that she pays someone to maintain, with incredible plants, shrubs and trees, but she cannot even get up to enjoy seeing it.  All her strength is required just to loo and have a couple meals in the kitchen.  Wanted to smack her when she packed a big baggie full of cookies to take back to bed.  God help us all.  But, the endorphins from the food probably make her feel better.  I don't want to be like that.  Bed exercises can make us feel better too.  Nothing wrong with fruit or nicely prepared dairy or vegetables.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 20, 2019, 04:32:43 PM »
Everyones says clothesline. Who says clothing line unless they’re talking about fashion. ::)
Yes, George was supposed to be referring to fashion but he screwed up deliciously.  Better than dessert, really.

Abuse?! Hardly. Half a joint and you’re almost ready for the funny farm. It seems to get you in the mood though. ;) ;)
No smoke!  I was a cigarette baby.  Yuck already.  No drugs.  And you say no dragging.  All you're left with is hypnosis; are you ready!  Good luck - not sure I can be mesmerized for more than a few minutes...

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 20, 2019, 04:19:27 PM »
Even his guests know George is a simpleton.  This tarot card reading con artist who George has been having on since his days as a glorified late night board op in St. Louis laughed 'You always ask me the same question George!' Of course he does. The question was 'If you pull the Death card when doing a reading does that mean the person is going to die soon?' 

That's how George's brain works, it's how they often show Homer Simpson's simple reptilian brain working. Very limited data and memory.

input Tarot Card Guy  ====> seeking ===>  Death Card ===> return ===> open mouth, speak ===> 'If you pull the Death card does it mean a person is going to die?'
For those who are wondering, the answer is no.  An issue might die.  An old process might make way for a new one.

God how old are you really? I have never heard anybody use the term 'clothing line', I barely remember from my childhood that some people did hang clothes in their backyard on a clothesline.

Do people in cities/suburbs still do that? It was always weird to see  a neighbor's clothes and underwear in public.


Well, if I was God I would be sublime and beyond the concept of age.  And we all can attain that after judgment day.  There is no sin Jesus can't forgive and it's never too late to be truly repentant.  Jesus did not allow for the creation of "people who have nothing to lose".  Everyone can be redeemed.  Heck, maybe even after the 1000 years, Satan will repent.  We don't know yet.  And deals with the Devil are not really valid; he is the father of lies and Jesus can still forgive.  Everyone, everyone can be as ageless and live in the sublime of God eternally.  But today I am 52.

Anyhow, HONEY!  George was supposed to be referring to fashion design  ::), as in department stores & lines of clothing, and stuff, but instead of saying lines of clothing, he bespoke of clothespins, lol. 

I remember clotheslines mounted way up high between apartment buildings long ago.  Does anyone else remember that?  How did people prevent the unknown neighbor in a different building across the way from stealing the clothes?  Who gave the owners permission to go to the other building and drill into concrete and brick?  I'd really like to know.  You just don't see that kind of cooperation anymore.

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How To Use BellGab / Re: Change of Display Name
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:37:21 AM »
From Jojo to Tangerine please.  Sorry I was so gay.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:22:47 AM »
Jorch has a new, to me anyway, verbal tic phrase he's added to his limited collection.

Guest: The tarot is a graphical bridge to the subconscious that accesses knowledge that is hidden to us, archetypes are the foundation of consciousness.

Jorch: Interesting take.
Although he is saying "Of course" less.  Not a bad trade-off.

Every alternative I can think of for him has potential hiccups because he might come off as stealing their words, condescending or non-committal.

1. Maybe instead of being evaluative, he could cap off something the guest has said, like re-cap it (not adopt it as his own, which usually is what happens when he tries to recap...)

2.  He could say, "I see your perspective" (but not be condescending?)

3.  These are some interesting points...especially the one blah blah blah...

Hosts all over manage to summarize their guests' viewpoints all the while adopting a tone so that the audience knows they are just parroting for purposes of summary and not personally subscribing or not subscribing to anything.  One way to do this is to start the recap with, "So, everyone, John blah blah blah and we'll be right back"...  It can and is done all the time.  It's easier to pull off on TV where the host can start summarizing by widening their eyes, turning their gaze to the audience, opening their arms out as if having spread a picnic lunch, etc...  Then everyone knows they are just presenting a recap of the guest's views.  But on radio, he'd had to use words like, "Okay, everyone, we've just listened to John discuss blah blah blah".  Oprah is very good at this, so he should check her productions out.  Maybe to George that type of recap is objectionable for other reasons, not sure, like maybe he wants to be the star of the show?  Which is understandable, as cute and charming as he generally is.  But he could give "Interesting take" a warmer, slightly longer makeover.  Sometimes I think he minces words because of the clock, but none of the other hosts ever do and they go "over" all the time (at least the last few times I listened earlier in the year).

4.  Summarize the guests' viewpoints...

The thing is, he watches the clock very carefully and he likes guests to do most of the meat and potatoes.  He's a Gemini and they just don't delve real deep.  I know the Navy scuba dives - I wonder how deep and long he went.  Anyhow, his passive listening skills really need some work.  Pivotal moments are lost, sometimes compassion/relating is absent (compassion is about more than just tragedies), complex understanding goes out the window the minute it's glimpsed, etc...  Could he cut down the multi-tasking in the second and third hours and really devote himself to the discussion?  We dare you, George!

But remember, this is a man who has been evidently so busy that in the past he's tried to do administrative stuff on the air, like ask callers if they are interested in being guests, network, etc...  It has occurred to me many times that he can't lift the phone and just talk to people during his long, long workdays.  Who knows what he is so busy doing (You know, he hunts and pecks, he can't really type so maybe his days are loooonng...he doesn't exactly have a secretary).  After Stanton Friedman passed away, George starting issues compliments to people he admires on the air, almost as if he never had time to tell Stanton those things.  Well, great that he is doing it, but is there really no host-to-guest personal time ever?  Is it against the rules, like fraternizing?  If I were him, I think I'd spend time each day reaching out to the guests I love the most, at least once every quarter, to check in and see how they are doing.  But, he sounds like he has too much other stuff to do, except what he can squeeze in on the air.

Ordinarily for someone like this, I would say they just want to enjoy their own personal life and spend time with family, keeping things short at work.  But according to George, he is AT THE OFFICE anyway.  So...?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 20, 2019, 01:10:32 AM »
Did George just say "clothesline" instead of "clothing line", LOL.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:20:53 AM »
Osama bin Liberace!,

Eye hope yoar seeing the ramifications of getting rid of the seekrut PMs system.  This sordid stuff plays out in the open.

Not that there is anything wrong with most of it, although some of it may be illegal in most countries...

-p
Snorch sucks a lot better when I can tell him straight up.  :D

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Random Topics / Re: Rundown?
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:17:50 AM »
Yeah, well, you're barely able to turn on a blender without burning down the neighborhood, so I'm not too sure how many people factor in what you care about.
The fire fighters factor!

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Archive of Old Threads / Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:06:08 AM »
Yes, I've wondered about the ethics, too.  If their mistake was caused because I failed to present every item, then I go back in and pay.  But if they really screw up through no fault of my own, that's a hard call.  One time, Lowe's Hardware gave me a great deal.  But believe it or not, a few days later they called me on the phone and wanted to square up.  That was really weird because I hadn't done anything wrong at all.  And the difference was very small, like $2.50.  Not even worth the mileage to return to the store.  But loss prevention were the ones who called so of course I went back in and paid more.  One way of looking at it is that you might not have even known, except your brother told you.  Add in aging factors like if it's painful to get in and out of the car or go back, and then there is another quandry.  I figure if it's too painful to go back in, or if the crowd outside is rough, or if it's after dark, then I'm not doing it.

On the bright side, if you go back in, you do earn emotional karma with staff.  And, if you go back in because you failed to present an item (baskets are deep...), then you are actually doing yourself a favor because the oversight might be seen later (or presently, live) on video if security is reviewing tapes for any reason and make you look like a shoplifter.

Years ago, every computerized service in the USA had to become compatible with a federal computer system.  So, i am not exactly sure who can hack into the security cameras live.  Live law enforcement hacking into security cameras is not publicized, and does not appear to be acted on.  But I suspect it happens.  Does anyone else feel this way?  Any examples of reasons why?  I can't think of any examples right now.

And, coffee is good!  But the price of decaf is NOT!

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Technology / Re: Chocolate Covered JackBoot's Anti-Smite Script
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:54:34 PM »
I need to know what a Smite is to know if I'm "ANTI" or "NOT".


"It's all pops and buzzes from here baby!"

peace
Hog
A smite is the opposite of A praise, and you can see these underneath avatars at Ellgab.com.  However, name changes are not as liberal there.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:20:59 PM »
What I thought was weird was how George said that wherever he goes, the oatmeal goes with him.  That is just bizarre.  Who in their right mind would carry around stale food not fit for a dog?  Who in their right mind doesn't set up permanent kitchen in each home?  Even if you're only there 6 months out of the year, each kitchen should be set up with non-perishables.  Before leaving town for half the year, re-stock the place with an unopened, new oatmeal, which would last years but ideally will only have to last the next season.

George has a prepubescent habit of delighting in re-telling things that others will find unpleasant.  And he admits to things that most adults grew out of and would really rather not admit now that they are mature (like experimenting with live frogs, having pets get injured, and loving MTV girls while married.)

Yes, the <IMG TITLE=""> attribute is famous. I believe some smartphone apps actually speak the TITLE text. xkcd is way cool.
Very interesting.

You need to read between the lines on this post. Someone likes doing drugs. ;)
I meant you dragged me!  No substance abuse.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:56:07 PM »
Speaking of which- how is MD?
He has to drug me every time.  But now my 18-year old cat and I have stable housing.

You should check out Luna Pic.  It's free, no download, and easy.  Save a fish image to your computer, upload the image into Luna, then start experimenting.  Arrow back to erase a mistake.  Hover over all the menus to see what's offered.  To get your fish, you'd probably want to go under Effects to Blend Images.  But first, save the fish you like and save the avatar you like, so they are ready to blend.  You might even go into Luna and adjust each one first then crop them too and then re-save them to your terminal for blending.  The service has flaws and can be maddeningly disobedient, but most features work most of the time and when they break, they work later.  No rhyme or reason.  Trying different browsers hasn't helped every time, but sometimes.  It's really easy stuff if you don't mind system glitches and a little guesswork sometimes.  Sometimes the blend feature stubbornly won't work at all.  Be sure to save each step of your work to your computer as you go along by right clicking on it after you make each improvement, because even though Luna looks like she saves everything, she only saves it if you actually "apply changes" yet sometimes your work will look perfect and you should save it because the minute you "apply changes" things jump around and it's not what you designed.  Sometimes.  But usually tons of fun.

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Random Topics / Re: Rundown?
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:49:49 PM »
You'll never get it; Nobody gives a shit about your gay son here...
-Lee
I do.  And probably if they were still here so would Century 21, Rally Squirrel, Ciardelo, and Pony Boy Sunset.  Even White Crow might still care, from somewhere.

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Random Topics / Re: Ask Jackstar Anything
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:08:24 PM »
You have loosened up your syntax.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:54:32 PM »
Want meat?  Go to a meat and greet with Norry?  He is always hosting those.
Or the monthly (?) lunches but for a long time it seems like he hosts a guest even at those.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
 

It is very strange behavior for a radio host. Is it possible he is trying to provide a cliff-hanger to keep listeners through a commercial break but he has bad memory, or just no interest, that he forgets and just moves on to another 3x5 card standard, boring question?   

Norry, despite his claim of being raised and schooled Catholic, seems to have very little knowledge of the Bible and let's the New Agey types just make whatever up or twist whatever passage.  Ian, to his credit, pushed back on guests or callers who improperly cite some Bible passage.


Why would a radio host NOT want to have interesting subjects and real "meat," as you put it, assuming he wants listeners and so advertisers or new markets? Bizarre.
He can't handle the intimacy.

It's the xkcd version of me.
We don't have that comic out here.  But I checked it out and it looks like if you hover, secret  messages pop up.  Did you know that? 

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:39:14 AM »
I also only heard frags on the show, the cop was quite good value I thought.  I rolled the eyes when George said, re the Las Vegas massacre, "I was on the air that night, reporting events." No, George, you weren't reporting, you were reading an internet news aggregator (or maybe several).
What happened to your face?  It wasn't bad!  Now you are just a stick figure??

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:38:23 AM »
Didn't listen to whole show but some things stand out. Sometimes Norry can interview if there -if some personal interest- but last night once again proves how bad an interviewer and radio host he usually is. He cut off, even when the subject was brought up AGAIN refused, to let the guest detail the story of when he had to shoot someone in the line of duty. Crazy, it was about to get interesting. He was confronting a shooter at a school dance and Norry kept cutting it off- even at the point in the tale in which "both barrels were almost touching each other" and the retired cop was getting to the incident and what was going through his mind.  And Norry just wouldn't let him tell the story. Crazy. 

Curious also when frequent guest Bloom was on in the news segment he said (talking about the current Israeli election) said "we just had an election." "We?" Norry could've inquired about that, I thought Bloom was a US citizen from NY, why would he talk about another country's elections as a "we?"
He needs counseling.  This type of forcefully stopping information just when it's got meat in it has got to stop.  A lot of people project their issues onto others.  There must be some information he himself has chosen not to discuss in a well-rounded way.  But, forcing others to inhibit their own expression of meaning and truth is not the way to go about keeping his own information private.  Always, always, when the conversation is just getting meaningful, he puts a cap on it.  To the point of dysfunction.  Geminis can be superficial and swift, Aquarius moons can be cold to the personal issues of others, his communicative Mercury is stuck in non-dynamic Taurus, he says he has a speech defect (which can add pressure emotionally), and the clock has to be managed.  But even if one gives him a "break" for those 5 factors, he still needs help.  I wasn't there when he inhibited the officer, but to inhibit someone who is telling a traumatic history (especially someone as succinct as most officers are), seems kind of abusive to me.  One should want to let the officer re-tell it to help get it out of his system, not frustrate the officer.  Frustration on top of old trauma is awful.

I did listen to the show after-the-fact.  He should have probed the second guest as to what the Biblical verses for reincarnation are, or the gist of them.  Because I've researched that and it's hogwash.  Those arguments are totally bogus, almost as ridiculous as I find the Jewish arguments against Jesus as the Messiah.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:39:50 AM »
As a recovering alcoholic, I'm not going to listen to this crap.  As if it wasn't enough that some police agent wants to take George out for a  "drink", and for George to expound on the offer, now the bumper music is talking about people ordering another round from a waiter.  What kind of show is this?  Tacky.  Adios, odiosos.

Please let me know if I miss anything.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:36:27 AM »
Someone mentioned "I saw you before your retirement" to Dr.Doom. I was hoping it was a slight but the guy appeared to be honestly saying it as Dr.Doom is promoting his stuff and mentioning his travels- so I guess not retired. I wasn't paying much attention (replacing a broken sprinkler head and then adjusting some others) but Dr.Doom mentioned he was in Ukraine recently? So still together with the bride?
He mentioned he had been in Ukraine recently.  He did not say the reason or anything about it.  I wondered, too.  Am I the only one that finds this guy's countenance confusing?  How do you go from this to this?

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Politics / Re: Oil Attack!
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »
https://theaviationist.com/2019/09/15/everything-we-know-about-the-drone-attacks-on-two-saudi-aramco-oil-facilities/

Still not sure what proof we have Iran did this, although I think it is highly likely.  No AWACS type a/c in the air until after the attack, and no mention of satellite surveillance data showing UCAVs or cruise missiles being launched and tracked to the site of the attack. I do like the idea of an non-kinetic attack until/unless direct Iranian involvement is proven.
So it was drones?  We would have known where missiles were launched from.

Why weren't the tanks explosion proof?  I know some Middle Easterners have homes like fortresses so why weren't the tanks protected?  I've heard propane tanks can be shot at without breaking, so the tanks should be made like that.

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:21:08 PM »
Yes, it is a Swedish rye bread about half and half, made with orange juice (and peel) which I thought was only for flavor but from what you have uncovered must be there for an additional reason.
For gluten-free people who miss the flavor of rye bread, caraway seeds can be added to dishes, or crushed onto a tortilla.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:13:37 PM »
The band "The Cars" had a horrible day. They lost singer Ric Ocasek and lead sinner Ron Ohcassick the same day
ROFL.  That's a good one.  Did you record with a cell phone or how did you do that?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:02:00 AM »
Another fine show.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: September 17, 2019, 03:43:45 AM »
Ed Dames AND Edgar Caycey's Egyptian Healing Secrets, Tommy did himself proud tonight.

Kill shot ain't gonna fire itself Ed, let's go.

Hahaha Thomas just thanked the major for his service. Nobody tosses salad like Thomas. Has anybody ever investigated Dames' military career?

He's definitely one of Coast's biggest fraudsters.


Lol.

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Random Topics / Re: True Confessions Of BellGab
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:43:57 AM »
I once went to local beach and dug up a bucket of sand for cat litter.

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Random Topics / Re: True Confessions Of BellGab
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:37:13 AM »
I'm really not firing on all cylinders lately. I apologize to my legion of adoring fans.
Says reply #666...

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Random Topics / Re: Bakegab: The Bellgab Bakeshop
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:27:55 AM »
I get an ad (not here on BG but on tv) I assume it wasn't specific, though a 'smart' tv and cable box so one doesn't really know, but was surprised some drug company would have advertised because a relatively rare disease and mostly associated with those of "viking" descent. So I could see airing in markets in MN or up near you but to do nationally or here? Weird. But maybe it was targeted since technology would allow this? I've had relatives who had it but, so far, not me....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuytren%27s_contracture
https://dupuytrens-contracture.xiaflex.com/hcp/
Here is a good article about contractures in the very elderly.  It mentions causes and ways to prevent them.
https://www.premierlegal.org/contractures-are-a-form-of-nursing-home-abuse-and-neglect/j

Just thinking about kneeding dough makes my hands hurt, but actually I think contractures come from lack of use.

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