Week Two NFL Picks!!!!

Last week, I went 9-5 in the picking …… really for the first week of the season, I’d say it wasn’t bad.  But, I do hope to improve.  Let’s see what on schedule for today …..

(0-1-0) Browns

(1-0-0) Ravens  Ahh, yes!  The old Browns vs the newer Browns.  Cleveland looks like they finally started to improve, at least, they did last week.  The Ravens OTOH, looked like they were ready to be a good football team, this year. 

(0-1-0) Bears

(0-0-0) Buccaneers  I’ve no idea what the Buccs are like, this year.  The Bears were surprisingly competitive against the Falcons, last week, so I may have this pick wrong.  But, I’m going with the home team.


(1-0-0) Vikings 

(1-0-0) Steelers  The Vikings looked good last week ……. against the Saints.  The Steelers did not look all that sharp.  But, they’re back at home.  I’m going with the Steelers.


(0-1-0) Patriots  This ought to be an interesting game.  It also figures to probably break records in the amount of passes thrown.  It’s a hard pick considering both teams starts.  I just can’t see the Pats losing two in a row.

(0-1-0) Saints


(1-0-0) Eagles

(1-0-0) Chiefs  I love these sorts of matchups!  Already separating the prentenders from the contenders!  We’ll see if the lose of Berry will be significant or not to the Chiefs D.  But, the Chiefs really looked good last week.


(0-1-0) Titans

(1-0-0) Jaguars  This is another hard one to pick, but, I like the fact that the Jags discovered that you can run and be successful in this league.  I don’t know where the Titans are.  They didn’t look very good against the Raiders, but, then, they were playing the Raiders ……. so, today will tell us more about both teams.


(0-1-0) Cardinals  This game is the opposite of separating pretenders/contenders.  This game will let us know which team is really terrible.  The Cards lost their stud RB last week.  I had thought Palmer could still throw …… after last week, I’m less sure.  Today, we get to see.

(0-1-0) Colts


(1-0-0) Bills

(1-0-0) Panthers  Another hard call …… but, the Panthers at home is usually a good bet.

(0-1-0) Jets

(1-0-0) Raiders  I think the Raiders will be too much for the Jets.


(0-0-0) Dolphins  Well, I’m probably just picking with my heart, here.  But, Miami is supposed to be significantly improved this year.  We’ll see.

(0-1-0) Chargers


(0-1-0) 49ers

(0-1-0) Seahawks  I saw nothing from SF to think they’re going to be competitive this year.  Should be an easy win for the ‘hawks.


(0-1-0) Redskins

(1-0-0) Rams  The Rams looked good against the Colts, but, it was just the Colts.  We’ll see how they do against the Redskins.


(1-0-0) Cowboys  This should be a very good game!  It’s always hard to play at Mile High …  Siemian looked okay last week, but, that was against the Chargers.  And, the Broncs running game looked good.  But, I think the Cowboys are going to be too much for the Broncs.

(1-0-0) Broncos


(1-0-0) Packers

(1-0-0) Falcons  This should also be a great game to watch!  And, I’m not sure how it will go, so, I’m going with the home team.


(1-0-0) Lions

(0-1-0) Giants  Historically, the Lions aren’t very good away from home, and I think the Giants are a better team than what they showed last week. 

 (1-1-0) Texans 13  Uhmm …… what in the world is wrong with Dalton?  Cincy has a lot to figure out and quickly. 

 (0-2-0) Bengals 9

Well, that’s how I picked ‘em!  What do you think?

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The Dire Effect Global Warming Has Had On Coffee Production Demostrated!!!!!!!

So, the warmists are up to their idiocy, again.  As I was reading about one of their latest scares, I thought, well, I haven’t done this in a while ….. this could be fun!  And, it was.

We’ve been told, over,  and over, and over again, that it has never been hotter than our recent years.  That global warming has kicked into over-drive over the past couple of decades or so.  Now, we also have this ……..

Coupling of pollination services and coffee suitability under climate change

Abstract

Climate change will cause geographic range shifts for pollinators and major crops, with global implications for food security and rural livelihoods. However, little is known about the potential for coupled impacts of climate change on pollinators and crops. Coffee production exemplifies this issue, because large losses in areas suitable for coffee production have been projected due to climate change and because coffee production is dependent on bee pollination. We modeled the potential distributions of coffee and coffee pollinators under current and future climates in Latin America to understand whether future coffee-suitable areas will also be suitable for pollinators. Our results suggest that coffee-suitable areas will be reduced 73–88% by 2050 across warming scenarios, a decline 46–76% greater than estimated by global assessments. Mean bee richness will decline 8–18% within future coffee-suitable areas, but all are predicted to contain at least 5 bee species, and 46–59% of future coffee-suitable areas will contain 10 or more species. In our models, coffee suitability and bee richness each increase (i.e., positive coupling) in 10–22% of future coffee-suitable areas. Diminished coffee suitability and bee richness (i.e., negative coupling), however, occur in 34–51% of other areas. Finally, in 31–33% of the future coffee distribution areas, bee richness decreases and coffee suitability increases. Assessing coupled effects of climate change on crop suitability and pollination can help target appropriate management practices, including forest conservation, shade adjustment, crop rotation, or status quo, in different regions.

My bold.

Well, that’s interesting.  Assuming we’ve already have years and years of “climate change” (the evil sort), we should be able to discern what dire effects this will have on our coffee production based on the very near past experience of coffee production while the evil “climate change” was happening.  Let’s look …………

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Imma just going to go out on a limb here, and say, I don’t believe there’s much to worry about.  It seems, regardless of what’s happening to the land and the bees (they’re both fine) our coffee production is going to be okay.

Sigh, they haven’t gotten any smarter since the last time I did this stuff. 

At some point, some of these dolts have to come to the realization that the earth’s plants love CO2!  And, by giving them what they love, they reward us with not only their fruits, but, also some wonderfully pure oxygen!

Increased atmospheric CO2 (evidence of man’s advancement) does nothing, but, green the planet, increase crop production, and cleans the air.  Any suggestion of anything else is simply sophistry and stupidity.

h/t Breitbart

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Just Putting This Out To People — So If Trump’s A Racist ..???

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I think it’s about time to put this BS lie to bed. 

Trump has done some things I agree with, other things I don’t agree with.  While it’s too early in his presidency to come to any conclusions as to whether or not he’s a “good” president, I believe the media has blinded some of our fellow citizens.  This was to cause an emotional reaction to any and all things Trump does, rather than see the reality of his efforts.  They only see, and will only see, “racism” or some such rot. 

For instance, the proposed border was/is seen as “racism” ….. which is laughable, because, either a border for the north or the south (I highly recommend both) wouldn’t distinguish between races.  Hispanics (in most cases) are Caucasians.  …. weird!!!  I know, right?  Yeh, there’s a different word, I’ll share it with you once we get over this “racist” idiocy. 

Did I mention the “media”?  Well, yes, yes I did.  I don’t have the space, ….. well, I do, but, it just wouldn’t be right to replicate it here, and it’s lengthy.  But, it’s a definative read.  This is what an expose (imagine the tilde) should look like.

Go here to read about  The Myth of Trump and the KKK

Notice the author’s name. 

I should go on about how “peace” and “prosperity” go hand-in-hand, but, I’ve had too many.  I should go on about how open borders prevents both. 

Whether he’s doing it right or not is clearly open for debate, but, I’ve no question that Trump is working for all Americans —-  the key word being “Americans” — as it should be!

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NFL Week One Picks!!!!!

Well, it’s that time of year!  Football!  Last year, I did “okay”, but, this year I hope to be picking over 80%.  We’ll see. 

As in all years, the season opener is a bit of a mystery.  You just don’t know what kind of team each team is going to be ……..

(0-0-0) Steelers  Well, you can be reasonabley sure of this game.  I’m excited to see what L. Bell can do with a full season.

(0-0-0) Browns


(0-0-0) Cardinals  I look for Palmer to bounce back a bit, now that most of his recievers are healthy.  I don’t expect much from the Lions.

(0-0-0) Lions


(0-0-0) Jaguars

(0-0-0) Texans  Well, you just don’t know with this one.  Both teams are liable to have many distracted players.  I’m a bit surprised that they’re going ahead and playing this game.  But, maybe some continuety is just what these people need.


(0-0-0) Raiders  I’m picking the Raiders as the team to beat in the AFC.  I think Carr will put up huge numbers this year.

(0-0-0) Titans


(0-0-0) Eagles

(0-0-0) Redskins  Well, this is a rivalry of sorts.  A yawner for most everyone else, but, I think the Redskins will get them.


(0-0-0) Ravens

(0-0-0) Bengals  Will be Bengals ever really get it all together?  IDK, but, I think they’ll improve over last year.


(0-0-0) Falcons  I don’t see the Bears being very competitive this year.  The Falcons drafted defense, which, they needed.

(0-0-0) Bears


(0-0-0) Jets 

(0-0-0) Bills  With the Pats’ loss, this is an opportunity for the rest of the teams in the division.  I think the Bills will get off to a quick start, again, this season, only to fade as the season goes on.


(0-0-0) Colts 

(0-0-0) Rams  I don’t know how to pick this one.  It’s two teams who have lately excelled at not improving at all.  Luck is hurt, so, I’ll go with the home team.


(0-0-0) Seahawks

(0-0-0) Packers  Ohhh!!!!  This should be a good one!  But, it’s the Pack at home, so I’m going with the Pack.  Though this should be a great one to watch!


(0-0-0) Panthers  This should not be a great one to watch. 

(0-0-0) 49ers


(0-0-0) Giants

(0-0-0) Cowboys  But, this should also be a great one to watch!  Will last year’s rookies have a sophomore jinx?  We’ll see.  FWIW, I think Elliot is making a mistake.  I think the NFL is wrong in the suspension, but, the risk for Elliot and the Cowboys is too great to delay the suspension.  What happens if we’re half-way through the season when the courts decide the NFL can suspend?


(0-0-0) Saints  I think the Saints will be mediocre this year.  Which is better than what I think the Vikings will be.

(0-0-0) Vikings


(0-0-0) Chargers

(0-0-0) Broncos  LOL!!!  Brock Osweiller is back at Denver and a backup, again!

 (1-0-0) Chiefs 42  The Chiefs looked fantastic in the season opener against the defending champs.  Honestly, I don’t think this was a fluke.  I’ve always stated that there is no replacement for speed in the NFL.  The Chiefs have two of the fastest players in the NFL starting on offense.  Now, though, I’m sure coach Bill will correct some of the obvious flaws in his team, so don’t expect the Pats to be doormats this year. 

 (0-1-0) Patriots 27

Miami and Tampa, because of the hurricane, are taking their byes on the first week of the season.

Well, those are my picks, what do you think?


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Emergency Gun Confiscation!!!!!!

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Seized: With Hurricane Irma Bearing Down, US Virgin Islands Starts Confiscating Guns From Residents

Hurricane Harvey has passed, but as communities along the Gulf of Mexico recover, there’s another storm heading into the area. Blessedly, it’s not projected to strike the Houston-area, but Hurricane Irma, which was upgraded to a category five storm, is projected to wreak havoc along the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republican before slamming into Florida. It will then proceed up the east coast. As islanders and Floridians alike prepare for the worst, the U.S. Virgin Islands are also enforcing another measure, and it’s not making sure all windows are boarded up; they’re confiscating its residents’ firearms. The National Rifle Association is considering filing a lawsuit against the island. The Daily Caller also obtained a copy of the seizure order (via Fox News):

You can read the order at the links. 

I don’t have many reasonable words for this manical ursurption of basic human rights which is being perputrated against American citizens.  What I have is this …..

The Governor needs removed.  Now. 

If you are so afraid that the people with guns will harm other people during a time of crisis, then, you are doing governing wrong.

Hurricanes, I know about, but, have never lived through one.  Other disasters, such as floods and tornadoes, I have.  Never once, even during most desparate times, have I seen legal, law abiding gun owners turn against their fellow citizens.  Indeed, it is those very same people you need to turn to when all hell is braking loose.  They will protect you and defend your property. 

The NRA rightly states this leaves the most vulnerable people defenseless. 

Further, this insane action causes unduly, unnecessary, and additional crises.  These people already have too much to think about.  They shouldn’t have to worry about some idiot lunatic wanting to grab their ultimate defense against looters and other criminals. 

Also, were it me, they’d have to kill me first.  I assume their National Guard would have other priorities, at this time!

If there are any deaths or harm to come to legally, and law abiding citizens because of such ursurption, then, the Governor should be personally held responsible.   

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Toxic Masculintity And Privilege Seen On The Interwebs!

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Renna @RennaW

Toxic masculinity and privilege.

Today, I thought, rather than focusing on the negatives, I’d accentuate some positives. 

Yes, some people are going through some horrific times in Texas, right now.  Fortunately, there are thousands stepping up and doing. 

The Tweet about “toxic masculinity” was sarcasm.  The threads related by Twitchy demonstrate how people, particularily females, view this sort of heroic behavior.

Here’s a video of another man stepping up!

Here’s another pic of a couple of men stepping up and doing what’s necessary and right.

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It’s stuff like this which confirms my belief that man is basically good.

Now, I don’t know the background of the people in the pics and vid.  I know the guy at the top is a SWAT cop.  One of the guys in the bottom pic is sporting the Stars and Bars, and the guy in the vid is a Black guy …….. all MEN, coming together for a common cause and a common purpose.  As you can see in the pics, noone cares what color the people are saving people nor caring what color the people are being saved.

People, you need to contrast that to the lunacy which has recently happened in Charlottesville and Berkely.  The media tries to portray those events as indictative of what is happening in our nation.  Abhor the violence and hatred, and lift up the heroes demonstrating love and kindness to strangers!

This, my friends, is America!  And, that, my friends, is Texas!

God bless and watch over Texas, and God bless America! 

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Especially Stupid People’s Network Has Lost Their Damned Minds …… And Reuters As Well!!!

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You just can’t make this stuff up!!!!

Well, by the pictures above, you can easily see where some might be confused as to which Robert Lee was actually calling the play-by-play in an upcoming college football game between Virginia and William and Mary.  So, to avoid the confusion and potential hurt(?), ESPN reassigned Robert Lee ….. the Asian/American guy, not the long dead confederate (and Union) general.

Sadly, this caused more confusion among the staff of Reuters …..

Confederate General Lee doppelganger pulled from college broadcast https://t.co/1UScWFcx5o pic.twitter.com/OBGU9PQqs4

Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017

Sigh….. well, the Tweet was “corrected” to this……..

Confederate General Lee namesake pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: https://t.co/aVzHUOinZb pic.twitter.com/27k5nhehZx

Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017

My bold. 

These people, both ESPN and Reuters are not simply stupid.  No, they are also entirely insane. 

I think to avoid these bits of confusion we should simply ban all Roberts and Lee from announcing any sports.  That’ll just fix everything.

A couple of notes about the late Robert E. Lee …… He opposed succession.  He advocated a slow emanicpation process of the slaves in the south.  Why slow, you ask?  Because, he worried what would happen to a whole group of people who were illiterate and mostly unskilled if they were suddenly thrust into the free markets of the US. ……in others words, he feared exactly what happened to most of them. 

Robert E. Lee never owned any slaves.  His father-in-law died (1857) and his property and slaves were thrust upon Lee and his wife, as Lee was the exectutor of the will.  Lee freed the slaves at the end of a 5 year period as instructed by the will of his father-in-law.  Though against the law, Lee’s wife, with encouragement and approval of Lee, taught the slaves to read and write.  

After the war, Lee successfully advocated setting up public schools for Blacks.  He unsuccessfully advocated for complete reconcilliation between the North and the South. 

Militarily, he was known for digging trenches in order to set up defenses, a precurssor to accepted military thought some 50 years ahead of his time, a tactic which dominated WWI.  His movements and resistence to anaggresive enemy of overwhelming numbers, supply, and technology are still studied in military academia today. 

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Cartoon Of The Day!!!!!!!

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Given yesterday’s post, I don’t believe much commentary is needed, here.  …… A difference without a distinction.

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Before This Gets Disappeared!!!! Must Read!!!!

This is from Townhall.  There’s lot to comment on, but, mostly it’s something to think on.  A guy who helped orgainize the NAZI/white supremist rally in Charlottesville also helped organize the Occupy Wall Street lunacy ……… 

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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/08/16/oh-my-leftist-southern-poverty-law-center-lists-charlottesville-white-supremacist-organizer-as-former-occupy-wall-street-obama-supporter-n2369506

According to the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], one of the white supremacist organizers of Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville is a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.

Jason Kessler is listed with SPLC as an “extremist.” Here’s an excerpt from the information about Kessler published on their website:

Relying on familiar tropes of “white genocide” and “demographic displacement,” white nationalist blogger Jason Kessler seeks notoriety with his “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.
At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.

Those speaking at the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” event include Richard Spencer, who spoke at the first Charlottesville rally, Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff, Matthew Heimbach of the white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party, Augustus Invictus, a pagan neo-fascist who has pledged to bring about a second Civil War, and Michael Hill of the League of the South.

Despite overwhelming condemnation from Republicans and conservatives of white nationalism and what happened in Charlottesville, the left and their friends in the media have tried to pin the weekend’s violence on the mainstream right. It turns out, they should be looking further left.

Over to you Durham, North Carolina.

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The activist arrested is a member of Maoist group that is pro North Korea and had just compared police officers to the Confederate Army https://twitter.com/GrahamDavidA/status/897580797888278528 …

Now, we’ve always known there have been and are professional agitators, but, I’ve always assumed they weren’t switch hitters.  And, we’ve always known the most ardent leftists are closet racists ……  But, this is something else to consider.  Consider the implications of this.  And, think hard. 

This is a conservative outlet, quoting a leftist hate group, regarding a lunatic, who organizes for extremists, mostly considered on the opposite extremes. 

Now, any reader who frequents here knows the two groups are not opposite, but, rather, very similar.  Still, this is shocking to know the parts are not just interchangable, but, are interchanged.   

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Wild Life Rocking It!!!!

I’ve posted this on my FB, but, I thought some of you guys might also be interested in this.  It’s fantastic!  Lions, Water Buffalo, and Crocodiles! 

When I think about this video and think about the emotions I go through, I realize some things …… as most conservatives do. 

Nature is harsh and unforgiving.  But, in the wild, there is no more value of one, over the other.  One lives, another may die because of it.  It is the way of the wild.  There are too many lessons to see here, and too many for me to write about.  So, I’ll just post the vid, and let people comment.

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