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Off-Topic / Jeanine Ann Roose, Young Violet in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Dies at 84
« on: January 02, 2022, 11:52:17 am »Message ID: 1366322
Jeanine Ann Roose, Young Violet in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Dies at 84

Jeanine Ann Roose, who played young Violet in It’s a Wonderful Life, died Friday at age 84 after battling an infection in her abdomen, according to TMZ. She was 84.

The 1946 classic was Roose’s only film credit. In the movie, she plays a young Violet, who has a crush on young George. She interacts with Mary and George at the drugstore where George works.

In the scene, she tells Mary, “I like him,” to which Mary replies, “You like every boy.” Responds Violet, “What’s wrong with that?” (Watch the scene below.)

As a child actor, Roose also appeared in some radio and TV programs, including as “Little” Alice Harris on The Jack Benny Program at age 8.
She went on to attend UCLA, becoming a psychologist and later a Jungian analyst, according to TMZ, which quoted her as once having made a comparison between her life and the movie’s story line.

“It’s a Wonderful Life was the only movie that I was in and it been an amazing lifetime experience to have been in such a collectively meaningful picture. … It became clear that my desire was specifically to help others who were struggling with finding meaning in their life — not unlike Clarence in the movie who helps George see the meaning of his life,” she said.

Roose married Eugene Richard Auger in 1964; they had a son, Joe, who was with her when she died, TMZ reported.

Off-Topic / Gas
« on: November 16, 2021, 02:35:47 pm »Message ID: 1364642
In California is the highest gas prices! My city gas is $4.55 per gallon. Others in the state $4.85 - $5.45 per gallon!

Biden had got rid of the Pipeline!

Trump gas prices were in mid to high $2. My area gas prices were $2.95

Off-Topic / Support Your Local Business This Season
« on: November 13, 2021, 12:12:14 pm »Message ID: 1364538
Support Your Local Business This Season this includes Mom & Pop shops too
 :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:

Off-Topic / Help Heal Veterans
« on: October 22, 2021, 12:39:57 pm »Message ID: 1363757
Cards for Veterans Charity Drive

Beginning October 11, 2021, we invite all of our readers to send a card to a recovering veteran or military member. The cards will then be added to a Therapeutic Craft Kit assembled by our friends at Help Heal Veterans.

Cards can be handmade or manufactured, your choice. We just know that our recovering heroes like to hear from you.

The subjects are endless and up to you! Some ideas include Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any holiday! Be as creative as you would like to be.

Rules & How to Donate
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (maximum - think of a folded sheet of paper or smaller).
The design and message are up to you - just be nice!

Send your cards to:
Help Heal Veterans, Inc.
36585 Penfield Lane
Winchester, CA 92596

Additionally, if you would like to sponsor a kit, it only costs $10.00, and your name will be included in the kit. You can participate in sponsoring a kit by mail (at the address above) or

About Therapeutic Craft Kits by Help Heal Veterans
This year, Help Heal Veterans will design, create, manufacture and distribute nearly half a million kits for veterans at no cost to them. All of our kits are made with donations from the public -- this means you!

Therapeutic craft kits are designed with therapeutic instructions and typically have time, level of effort and difficulty scales included. Because there are over 125 designs, we try to match projects with the patients that are using them. If you have crafted before, you likely have experienced the therapeutic benefits.

Off-Topic / RIP 5 Star General - Colin Powell
« on: October 18, 2021, 01:37:21 pm »Message ID: 1363608
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, 84, dies of COVID complications while battling Parkinson's and blood cancer

Off-Topic / Phenomenal Film
« on: September 16, 2021, 11:45:27 am »Message ID: 1362340
Phenomenal Film. If you haven’t seen this, it is a great reminder of who we were meant to be as a country and a free people. We are the neck that turns the head of government. I think some have forgotten that. I know I needed a gentle reminder.. If you haven’t seen this, it is a great reminder of who we were meant to be as a country and a free people. We are the neck that turns the head of government. I think some have forgotten that. I know I needed a gentle reminder.

Off-Topic / Democrats are committing voter’s fraud
« on: September 15, 2021, 11:16:28 am »Message ID: 1362287
Democrats are committing voter’s fraud

A woman was on news – she voting in person they couldn’t find her listed.

So, she than they scanned her drivers license – the name scanned on drivers license as Harold XXXXXX.
She is not, her name is Lisa Xxxxx. Her mailing address & email address are correct.

Her political was NOT – They listed her as democrat - she is register as Republican. They also has listed as a permanent absentee voting, which she is NOT!

So, how many people have drivers license scanned. The driver's license shows your name, photo address & etc. but when scanned, it comes up a different name not yours with your address & email, political party & permeant mail in voting only.

This is called Voter's Fraud!

Off-Topic / What is Your Source of Income
« on: August 27, 2021, 11:14:45 am »Message ID: 1361528
Do you have a source of income other FC?

Off-Topic / Henri makes landfall in Rhode Island with wind gusts of up to 70mph: Tropical s
« on: August 22, 2021, 11:08:50 am »Message ID: 1361366

Henri makes landfall in Rhode Island with wind gusts of up to 70mph: Tropical storm knocks out power to 115,000 people, generates 19-foot waves and cancels 1,000 flights across the Northeast

* Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in Westerly, Rhode Island at around 12.15pm Sunday 
* Storm warnings extend from coastal Connecticut and near the old whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to
   across the luxurious oceanfront estates of New York´s Hamptons
* It is bringing sustained 60mph winds and gusts of 70mph with storm surges and flooding rain across the New England
* More than 35million people have been issued a flood warning in the area
* Nearly 115,000 people from New Jersey to Maine were without power as of early Sunday afternoon
* At least 1,000 flights out of New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts had been cancelled as of Sunday morning
* Amid torrential rain Saturday evening, New York City saw its wettest hour on record   
* Rain began battering New York City on Saturday night as the storm approached 
* Several videos posted online showed drivers plowing through high water in New York and New Jersey
* The storm is expected to bring serious wind damage, 3 to 6 inches of rain and up to 5 feet of storm surge
* NYC's 'Homecoming' concert intended to mark the end of the Covid pandemic was dramatically cancelled half way
   through, as Barry Manilow was singing on stage as the city was hit by thunderstorms
* Revelers were told to leave Central Park immediately as lightning and torrential rain hit the city

Tropical Storm Henri made landfall in Westerly, Rhode Island early Sunday afternoon, bringing with it potentially dangerous winds, and storm surges as well as flooding rain to areas across the New England Region.       

The storm came ashore at 12.15pm, the National Hurricane Center reported, with wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and sustained winds of up to 60 miles per hour.

Waves off the coast of Rhode Island's Block Island were recorded as reaching up to 19 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and flooding rains were expected in New York's Hudson Valley, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

NWS offices in the area issued a flood watch for more than 35million people across the Northeastern US.

As of around noon, nearly 115,000 people from New Jersey to Maine were without power, according

In Rhode Island alone, more than 100,000 people were expected to lose power, Gov. Daniel McKee reported.

Additionally, more than 1,000 flights had been cancelled at airports in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey due to the storm, with more expected throughout the day, according to CNN.

The storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by Monday after moving to upstate New York, ABC reported.   

Rick Cotton, director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, reported during a Sunday morning press conference that 23 percent of flights at LaGuardia, 11 percent of flights at JFK, 22 percent of flights at Newark had been cancelled, but none of the airports expected flooding.

In Connecticut, four nursing homes in Guilford, West Haven, Old Saybrook and West Haven were evacuated, affecting a total of 280 residents, WFSB reported.

New York City's subways were operating without any suspensions, Janno Lieber, acting chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported, but LIRR and Metro North branches in the most affected areas of eastern Long Island and Connecticut were suspended.   

Perhaps most seriously, due to their topography, areas in New York's Hudson Valley, Connecticut and Massachusetts could see serious flooding, Cuomo reported.

'Rain and a high level of rain for a significant period of time is highly problematic,' he said, adding 'I've seen towns float away.'

He said he anticipated the storm to remain a concern for about 24 hours.

Westerly resident Collette Chisholm, a 20-year resident, said the waves were much higher than normal, but said she wasn´t concerned about her home suffering extensive damage.

'I love storms,' she said. 'I think they´re exciting, as long as no one gets hurt.'

In Newport, Paul and Cherie Saunders were riding out the storm in a home that her family has owned since the late 1950s. Their basement flooded with 5 feet of water during Superstorm Sandy nine years ago.

'This house has been through so many hurricanes and so many things have happened,' said Cherie Saunders, 68. 'We´re just going to wait and see what happens."'

Farther south in Branford, Connecticut, 61-year-old geologist Paul Muniz was busy securing his boat in anticipation of the storm.

Muniz lives close to the marina and has survived previous storms, and spent $50,000 to elevate his home 9 feet off the ground.

'I´ve lived here for 32 years, had an opportunity to move a number of times, but you know, it´s a very special place,' Muniz said.

Rainfall of up to five inches is expected, with a chance for the storm to slow and linger, and increasing the likelihood of serious flooding, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during a Sunday morning press conference. 

Strong winds had begun lashing the region at around 10am as Rhode Island and eastern Long Island saw gusts of up to 63 miles per hour and 56 miles per hour respectively, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It is anticipated to bring gusts of up to 70-mile-per-hour winds, as well as storm surges of up to five feet on parts of Long Island.

Despite it weakening below hurricane strength, the National Weather Service warned that the threats posed by the storm - particularly heavy rain - remained the same.

The first thunderstorms fed by moisture from Henri brought up to half a foot of rain late Saturday, and flooding began in some areas overnight.

New York's Central Park set an all-time record for rain in an hour, with 1.94" falling by 11:51pm - beating the previous record of 1.76" of rain recorded in the park on September 8, 2004.

It marked the wettest hour the city had ever seen on record.

The center of Henri was initially projected to pass over the eastern tip of Long Island by midday, resulting in storm warnings extended from coastal Connecticut and near the old whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to across the luxurious oceanfront estates of New York´s Hamptons, to the summer getaway of Fire Island.

'Henri has weakened slightly and is now below hurricane strength,' the agency tweeted Sunday morning.

'This does NOT CHANGE the overall threats, especially the heavy rain threat.'

Some 55 million people are under storm warnings ahead of the arrival of Henri, and the National Hurricane Center warned that winds that could reach 80 mph.

Eversource, who provide power to 1.2 million customers in Connecticut, warned that between 50% and 69% their customers could lose power for between eight and 21 days, NBC reports. 

Tropical storm-intensity winds began striking the coast at around 8am. 

Several videos posted online showed drivers plowing through high water in New York City, and Newark and Hoboken, New Jersey.

Off-Topic / Biden administration will recommend COVID booster shots for ALL Americans eight
« on: August 17, 2021, 09:50:37 am »Message ID: 1361202
* Biden administration is planning to recommend most Americans get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot eight months after
   they complete their second dose
* The recommendation will apply to those to received the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
* Health officials plan to announce the administration's decision later this week with boosters to be offered as early as mid-
* It comes less than a week after the FDA approved booster shots for immunocompromised Americans

  The Biden administration is expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second shot.

Federal health officials are planning to announce the decision as early as this week, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

This means that the nearly 155 million Americans who received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines could receive a third dose as early as September.

In the announcement, officials will stress that boosters will be needed to offer protection against the Indian 'Delta' variant as it sweeps across the country.

Over the last month, America has lost control of the pandemic that the White House claimed it had curbed around the Fourth of July.

Cases have surged by 150 percent in the last three weeks and patients in states such as Florida, Louisiana and Texas are overwhelming hospitals, with conference rooms, cafeterias and outdoor tents turned into makeshift Covid wards.

Doses would only begin to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally approves the vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent panel - the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - would also have to recommend the doses.

Among the first to receive boosters will likely be health care workers, nursing home residents and other older Americans, who were some of the first Americans to be vaccinated once the shots received emergency use authorization last December.

Officials are also planning to recommend that people receive a booster made from the same company as their initial two shots.

This means that people who receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine should get a third dose of Pfizer and those who were given two doses of the Moderna vaccine should receive a Moderna booster.

Last week, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow them to be administered as boosters for those with weakened immune systems, citing their higher risk of catching the virus and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness waned over time.

More and more research has shown that people with weakened immune systems have low or undetectable antibody levels, even after two doses.

A study in May found that all cancer patients developed fewer antibodies after being vaccinated compared to healthy participants and 10 percent barely developed antibodies at all.

Another study in June looked at 30 organ transplant recipients and found that 24 developed negative antibody levels - meaning they did not have any immune-fighting cells - after two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

Despite this evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccines until every country could vaccinate at least 15 percent of their populations.

However, third doses are currently approved in several countries including Chile, France, Germany and Israel.

Israel, which exclusively administered the Pfizer shot, has been offering a booster to people over 60 who were already vaccinated more than five months ago in an effort to control its own surge in cases from the Delta variant.

France and Germany have also approved third doses for vulnerable populations with plans to start administering the shots next month.

For months, officials had said data still indicated that people remain highly protected from COVID-19, including the delta variant, after receiving the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna regimen or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Since then, more than 198 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with more than 168 million fully vaccinated.

Still, the country is experiencing a fourth surge of virus cases due to the more transmissible delta variant, which is spreading aggressively through unvaccinated communities but is also responsible for an increasing number of so-called 'breakthrough infections' of fully vaccinated people.

Israel, which exclusively administered the Pfizer shot, has been offering a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who were already vaccinated more than five months ago in an effort to control its own surge in cases from the delta variant.

Previously, health experts had said that there was no evidence to suggest that fully vaccinated Americans needed booster shots.

But U.S. health officials made clear Sunday they are preparing for the possibility that the time for boosters may come sooner than later.

'There is a concern that the vaccine may start to wane in its effectiveness and Delta is a nasty one for us to try to deal with.,' Dr Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News Sunday.

'The combination of those two means we may need boosters, maybe beginning first with health care providers, as well as people in nursing homes, and then gradually moving forward' with others, such as older Americans who were among the first to get vaccinations.

He said that because the Delta variant only started hitting the country hard in July, the 'next couple of weeks' of case data will help the U.S. make a decision.

Officials were continuing to collect information as well about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was only approved in the U.S. in late February, to determine when to recommend boosters, one of the officials told the AP.

The White House has said that even though the U.S. has begun sharing more than 110 million vaccine doses with the world, the nation has enough domestic supply to deliver boosters to Americans should they be recommended by health officials.

Off-Topic / 'There's something going on': Ex-White House physician Ronny Jackson says he
« on: July 24, 2021, 11:29:25 am »Message ID: 1360158
'There's something going on': Ex-White House physician Ronny Jackson says he believes the president, 78, will be forced to resign or will face the 25th Amendment because he is NOT fit for office

* House Rep. Ronny Jackson, Trump's and Obama's top White House doctor, thinks Biden won't finish out his first term
   in office due to unfitness
* ‘Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden - and it’s only going to get WORSE!’ the Republican congressman from
   Texas tweeted on Thursday
* President Joe Biden stumbled through Wednesday night's CNN town hall when he issued a series of gaffes, lost
   thoughts and false statements
* Earlier this month, Joe Biden was caught on camera in an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter 
* The president had to pull out notes to answer a question at a cherry shop in Michigan about the latest cyberattack –
   thought to be from Russians
* 'We're not sure it's the Russians. I got a brief when I was on the plane. That's why I was late getting off the plane,' he
   said before fumbling with pieces of paper
* Biden tried to speak with reporters while also checking out with the cashier
* Jackson on Thursday repeated his demand that Biden take a test measuring cognitive fitness; It's the same exam that
   his predecessor took in 2018 

House Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as the top White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, has predicted President Joe Biden won’t finish his term in office because of a lack of fitness for the job.

‘Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden - and it’s only going to get WORSE!’ the Republican congressman from Texas tweeted on Thursday.

‘It’s past the point of embarrassment. He’s lost. He can barely put a coherent sentence together.’

Jackson added: ‘He MUST have a cognitive exam and release the results!’

Jackson told Fox News that Biden, who has been seen tripping on a stairwell before boarding Air Force One and having difficulty speaking coherently, will either be forced from office when the Cabinet invokes the 25th Amendment or he will resign.

If members of Biden's cabinet aren't looking into invoking the 25th Amendment, then 'this is a national security issue at this point … it really is,' Jackson said.

The tweet was posted a day after Biden repeatedly stumbled over his words and appeared confused as he answered questions during a CNN town hall staged in Cincinnati, Ohio.

At one point, when talking about getting vaccinations approved for children under the age of 12, the president said: 'That's underway, just like the other question that's illogical. And I've heard you speak about it because you always – I'm not being solicitous – but you're always straight up about what you're doing.'

'And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you uh, um, are - why can't the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it's going to be - or, excuse me, we, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved by permanently approved.

'That's underway too. I expect that to occur quickly,' Biden continued as he fumbled over his words.

Biden also misspoke when talking about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines against the Delta variant.

Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott posted a video of Biden's interaction with Lemon about vaccines and sarcastically wrote: 'Crushing it.'

Another user asked for a translation, claiming: 'I did not understand a single sentence.'

During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday, Jackson told host Sean Hannity that it’s been apparent for a while that ‘something’s going on here.’

‘And I’ve been saying that it’s only going to get worse, and guess what?

‘We’re watching that happen right before our eyes right now,’ Jackson said.

He added: ‘And I’m at the point right now where, you know, I went from, you know, telling people, we should be concerned about what might potentially be going on, to now saying, hey, what is happening right now?’

‘Where are the people in our academic medicine that were out there calling for President Trump to have a cognitive test? Where are these people?’

Jackson continued: ‘There’s something seriously going on with this man right now.

‘And you know, I think that he’s either gonna, he’s either gonna resign, they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point in the near future for medical issues, or they’re going to have to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of this man right now.

‘There’s some serious stuff going on right now.’

Earlier this month, Jackson again questioned Biden’s fitness after the president awkwardly fumbled with notes in his suit jacket pocket to answer a reporter's question on something he was briefed on just moments before during an appearance at a Michigan fruit shop.

'With the most recent hack by the Russians, would you say that this means –' a reporter began asking Biden as he checked out from King Orchards farm store in Central Lake, Michigan on July 3.

The 78-year-old president, however, cut off the reporter, saying US intelligence is not sure if the hack came from the Kremlin.

'We're not sure it's the Russians,' he said.

'I got a brief when I was on the plane. That's why I was late getting off the plane.'

'I'll be in better shape to talk to you about it –' Biden started, then cut himself off.

He then proceeded to awkwardly fumble with the notes in his pocket as he attempted to answer the reporter's question while checking out with the cashier, who asked him to no answer, 'Would you like a receipt?'

'I'll tell you what they sent me,' Biden said, while looking at the paper he pulled from his pocket, not answering the cashier's question.

'The idea – first of all we're not sure who it is for certain, number one. And what I did, I directed the full resources of the government to assist in a response if we determine – what else you need?' Biden said, redirecting his attention to the cashier.

Biden repeatedly confused Syria with Libya while discussing ways of working with Russia during a press conference at the G7 on June 13.

The 78-year-old gaffe machine spoke of working with Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide economic assistance to the people of Libya, prompting some confused glances from the press pack at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

'I'm hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,' the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, which is in the Middle East.

The White House later brushed the confusion off, confirming that the president was indeed referring to Syria, the country where Russia and the US have been involved in a decade-long civil war. 

On March 19, video captured Biden tripping up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.

In the clip, Biden stumbles as he walks up the airstairs. He grabs the hand railing to catch his balance, but then loses his footing two additional times.

During the third stumble, he falls to his knees. However, after brushing off his leg, he reaches the top of the plane and gives a salute before disappearing inside.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later told reporters that Biden was '100 percent fine' and preparing for his trip in Atlanta.

'It's pretty windy outside. It's very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,' she said.

Just one day earlier, Biden accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as 'President Harris.'

The gaffe occurred during a press conference on March 18, during which he lauded his administration for being close to meeting their goal of 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office.

'Now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that, on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope,' Biden said.

Harris was standing behind Biden as the president carried on with his speech, but did not correct himself.

Later that day, when the White House released the transcript of his speech, Harris's proper title was inserted with brackets.

In a speech on March 9, Biden seemed to fumble with his words and forget the name of his Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

'I want to thank Sec - the former general - I keep calling him "General,"' Biden said.

'My - the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the Secretary for all he's done to try to implement what we've just talked about, and for recommending these two women for promotion.'   

The slip-occurred despite the fact that just a few minutes earlier, he had mentioned Austin's name in the speech without an issue.

During an Election Day speech in Philadelphia, Biden stumbled over his words and confused his granddaughter with his late son, Beau Biden.

Biden told the crowd: 'I want to introduce you to two of my granddaughters...this is my son, Beau Biden who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware.'

The commander-in-chief had meant to introduce the crowed to Natalie, Beau's daughter, but hadn't just mixed up the name but the person - he also put his arm around Finnegan Biden, Hunter's daughter.

He finally corrected himself as he draped his arm around Natalie's shoulder and said: 'This is Natalie, this is Beau's daughter.' 

Beau Biden passed away in 2015 after a months-long battle with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain cancer.

Not all of Biden's gaffes occurred in the 2020s or even the 2010s. In fact, some happened in the early aughts.

In September 2008, after Biden had been named former President Barack Obama's running mate, he attended a campaign rally in Missouri.

It was there that he called on then-Missouri state senator Chuck Graham, who passed away last year. to stand up for the crowd.

'I'm told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let 'em see you,' Biden said.

It was at that moment he realized Graham was in a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy.

'Oh, God love you. What am I talking about. I'll tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal.'

According to the Columbia Tribune, Graham said he was never offended by the mistake.     

'Oh nothing, you're all set,' she responded.

'I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what's happened. I'll know better tomorrow,' he said in continuing his response before putting the paper back in his pocket.

The ordeal was clipped by the Republican National Committee Twitter account and reposted by Trump's former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Jackson, the Republican from Texas who was elected to Congress after serving as Trump's top White House doctor, said he thinks that Biden should be administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to test for memory impairment, dementia, and other possible maladies.

'I think he's demonstrating every single day that there is something going on,' Jackson told Fox News on Saturday.

'You don't need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there's something concerning happening.

'He's just not aging gracefully at this point.'

Biden, who is known for misspeaking and making verbal gaffes, has had his cognitive fitness questioned after mixing up the names of aides and colleagues while seeming to forget job titles and other details.

During a news conference at last month's G7 summit meeting in the United Kingdom, Biden appeared to mix up Syria and Libya three times.

Jackson said Trump set a precedent when he agreed to undergo the testing. The 45th president was known to give rambling, run-on statements in press interviews that prompted observers to question his cognitive fitness.

'The far left and the mainstream media were demanding that be the new standard for anybody who's going to lead our country and be our Commander-in-Chief and our head of state,' Jackson told Fox News earlier this month.

'I'm just saying I agree with them at this point - we need to get it done.'

He has also mistakenly referred to his vice president, Kamala Harris, as 'President Harris.'

Jackson added: 'You can go back – there's forty years of tape of this man – he's always made gaffes and stuff but these are different, he's confused, he's disoriented,' the congressman said.

'We all know people who are 100-years old, who basically are as sharp as a tack, and we know people who are in their mid-60s that having some cognitive difficulties…and I think he's on that end of the spectrum.'

Last month, the White House said Biden plans to take his annual physical 'later this year.'

The White House has committed to releasing the results of a medical check-up before the end of the year, but officials are generally reluctant to discuss the president's health.

'I'm just asking them, when you do the physical exam include the cognitive assessment,' Jackson said.

'As far as I'm concerned the standard precedent has been set and they need to follow and do the same.'   

Jackson was promoted to a White House physician while still deployed in Iraq in 2006.

He's served in three administrations - those of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump - and held a variety of positions, including the physician supervisor for Camp David, before being promoted to physician to the president under Obama in 2013.

Jackson himself was subject to an Inspector General's report in March that found he engaged in 'inappropriate conduct' involving alcohol use, 'disparaged' and 'belittled' subordinates.

He was Trump's unsuccessful nominee in 2018 to become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

The congressman announced last month that he sent Biden a letter urging him to take a cognitive test.

Jackson has been circulating the letter with House colleagues and has been able to get the signatures of 13 GOP lawmakers.

The letter cites the president's 'mental decline and forgetfulness', notes several of his 'gaffes', and urges the White House to publish the test results immediately.

It was addressed to the president, his physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, and called on the Biden to share the results with the country.

'The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their president,' it read.

'They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties demanded of the office, and they deserve to have full transparency on the mental state of their highest elected leader.

'I would argue that the American people don't have that confidence in President Biden.'

It goes on to list examples of moments of the president's apparent confusion - forgetting the name of the Defense Secretary, muddling Air Force One with Air Force Two, and apparently forgetting the words to the first line of the Declaration of Independence.

'Just everything that has been going on for the last year and a half … [Biden] doesn't know what's going on, where he's at. He's very confused all the time,' he said in an interview with The Hill.

Jackson was the physician in the Obama and Trump administrations, but has never evaluated Biden.

He was famous for his partisan diagnoses, on one occasion saying that Trump had 'incredibly good genes' and that 'if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.'

On a Trump campaign call in October, he said he was convinced Biden does 'not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief and head of state'. 

The letter went on to say how Trump's opponents and the media 'clamored for the then president to take a cognitive test.

Trump 'excelled' at the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, it continued, before suggesting Biden was a prime candidate for further examination because of his forgetfulness.

Trump later described the test, which he said he took to silence critics. 

'It was 30 or 35 questions. The first questions are very easy,' he told Fox News.

'The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question

'It's like, you'll go, 'Person, woman, man, camera, TV.'

'So they say, 'Could you repeat that?'

'So I said, 'Yeah. So it's, person, woman, man, camera, TV.'

'OK, that's very good. If you get it in order, you get extra points.'

Off-Topic / The Trump Card: Group reveals 7-point plan to reinstate Trump in 'days, not year
« on: July 11, 2021, 10:18:41 am »Message ID: 1359678
The Trump Card: Group reveals 7-point plan to reinstate Trump in 'days, not years' that includes installing him as House Speaker and ousting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

* A so-called 'Trump card' was handed out by a conservative group at CPAC detailing a '7-PT. plan to restore' Trump to
   office 'on days, not years'
* The group Patriots SOAR is not affiliated with CPAC event organizers
* The far-fetched plan requires Trump be third-in-line in presidential succession, which is House Speaker, and then
   remove Biden and Harris from office
*  The card prompts readers to visit a webpage, where a letter from 'Author, Investigative-Researcher & Engineer'
   Robert J. Antonellis details the plan
* The webpage includes several Q-Anon-linked conspiracy theories, like the 'secret satanic sacrifices' of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr.

A seven-point plan of how to reinstate Donald Trump as president 'in days, not years' circulated at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas this weekend.

The so-called 'Trump Card' details that the former president's best chances of retaking his seat in the Oval Office before the 2024 election is by getting him placed in the House Speakership post and ultimately leading Congress in impeaching and removing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris from office.

The card, obtained by Forbes on Friday, appears to have been made and distributed by a group called Patriots SOAR, which is not associated with CPAC organizers.

A letter on pages seven and eight of the 13-page document is signed by 'your fellow countryman, Robert J. Antonellis'. He is described as an 'Author, Investigative-Researcher & Engineer' in the letter.

While Antonellis is mentioned several times in the document, it is not clear what other individuals are associated with Patriots SOAR.

The group did not immediately respond to a request for comment from

Trump will speak at the conservative gathering in Dallas on Sunday afternoon. The ex-president made his first public post-presidency remarks at CPAC in Orlando, Florida in February 2021.

The far-fetched and unlikely plan would require that Republicans regain control of the House in 2022, which Trump and the GOP are working hard to ensure happens.

After current Speaker Nancy Pelosi 'melts like the Wicked Witch of the West,' a 'trusted conservative' needs to be elected into her old post, the information card details.

That new speaker would be responsible for revealing 'Trump legitimately won the 2020 election' and then drafting articles of impeachment for Biden and Harris.

Then the scenario gets even more improbable in describing the speaker would place Trump in the third place in the line of succession to the presidency, which is the House Speaker position.

The group details, finally, that the House and Senate would need to impeach and convict the president and vice president, allowing Trump to rise to the presidency.

The 10-page document from Patriots SOAR includes a slew of conspiracy-related information, like detailing 'secret satanic sacrifices' of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Before this new plot was revealed, rumors circulated that Trump felt he could be reinstated as president by August. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a fervent Trump ally, said he was the one who informed the ex-president this could happen.

Trump's circle, however, denies that he feels he will be reinstated as president later this summer.

Off-Topic / Vladimir Putin laughs off Joe Biden's claim he's a 'killer' (but fails to deny i
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:53:08 am »Message ID: 1358285
Vladimir Putin laughs off Joe Biden's claim he's a 'killer' (but fails to deny it) and dismisses the US president as a 'career politician' while praising Donald Trump as 'extraordinary, talented and colorful'

* Putin, 68, spoke to NBC News on Friday ahead of his meeting with Joe Biden
* Biden meets Russia's leader - who he has known for decades - on Wednesday
* In March Biden said that Putin was 'a killer' - remarks that made Putin chuckle
* The Russian president said that he hoped to have a stable relationship with U.S.
* He described Trump as 'colorful', 'talented' and 'extraordinary'
* Putin said questions about deaths of Russian dissidents were 'verbal indigestion'
* He said reports of him backing Iran's satellite program were 'nonsense garbage'
* Biden has previously said he confronted Putin and told him he had no soul

Vladimir Putin burst into laugher when asked if he is a killer - and heaped praise on Donald Trump, before branding Joe Biden a career politician.

The Russian president guffawed when NBC correspondent Keir Simmons asked him: 'Mr President, are you a killer?' during an interview broadcast Friday night.

He avoided directly answering, instead replying: 'Over my tenure, I've gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons and of different caliber and fierceness, and none of it surprises me.'

'So as far as harsh rhetoric I think this is an overall expression of US culture. Of course in Hollywood, there are some underlying deep things in Hollywood - macho, which can be treated as cinematic art. But that's part of US political culture, it's considered normal. By the way, not here, it is not considered normal here.'

Putin was speaking in Moscow ahead of his June 16 meeting with President Biden in Geneva. Biden said earlier this year he believed his Russian counterpart was a killer, while Donald Trump did not give a direct answer when asked the same question during his time in office.

Simmons pushed Putin further on the matter, saying: 'I don't think I heard you answer the question, a direct question, Mr President.'

Putin - who appeared to bristle at being pushed further, said: 'I did answer, I did answer. I'll add if you let me. I've heard dozens of such accusations, especially a period of some great events during our counter terrorism events in northern caucuses.

'When that happens, I'm always guided by the interests of the Russian people. The Russian state. In sentience of terms of who calls somebody who, in terms of labels, this is not something I worry about in the least.'

Simmons then reeled off a list of names of Putin critics who died in murky circumstances.

They included Alexander Litvinenko, killed by radiation poisoning in London in 2006, and Mikhail Lesin, who was murdered in Washington DC in 2015. 

Putin, a former KGB lieutenant colonel, said: 'Look, you know, I don't want to come across as being rude, but this looks like some kind of indigestion except that it's verbal indigestion. You've mentioned many individuals who indeed suffered and perished at different points in time for various reasons, at the hands of different individuals.'

Speaking of Lesin, he added: 'I regret to this day he is not with us - we found some of the other criminals who committed these crimes. They are in prison.

Meanwhile, Putin used the same interview to hail Donald Trump, while offering more lukewarm praise - and a backhanded compliment - when asked to share his thoughts on Joe Biden.     

He told Simons: 'Well even now, I believe that former U.S. president Mr Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become U.S. president.

'He is a colorful individual. You may like him or not.

'And, but he didn't come from the U.S. establishment. He had not been part of big-time politics before, and some like it, some don't like it but that is a fact.'

On the current president, Putin said: '(Biden) is radically different from Trump because President Biden is a career man. He has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics.'

Putin added: 'That's a different kind of person, and it is my great hope that, yes, there are some advantages, some disadvantages, but there will not be any impulse-based movements on behalf of the sitting U.S. president.'

Trump was dogged by accusations of his being too cozy to Russia, and in awe of their strongman leader. 

Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday.   

The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow's aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents and other issues that have irritated the relationship.

Last year Biden told his biographer, Evan Osnos, about meeting Putin in the Kremlin in 2011.

'I said, 'Mr Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul,'' Biden recalled.

'And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, 'We understand one another.' This is who this guy is!'

In March, Biden described Putin as 'a killer'.

'This is not something I worry about in the least,' Putin said.

'Over my tenure, I've gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons and of different caliber and fierceness, and none of it surprises me.'

He dismissed the 'killer' label as 'Hollywood macho.' 

Pressed further by Simmons, who mentioned by name some of the Putin opponents who have been killed in recent years, the Russian leader bristled.



Biden, at the start of an eight-day visit to Europe this week, said: 'We're not seeking conflict with Russia.'

'We want a stable and predictable relationship.

'But I've been clear: The United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way if the Russian government engages in harmful activities.' 

On the issue of recent ransomware attacks that the United States has traced to Russia, Putin denied any knowledge of the hackings and called on Biden to reach an agreement with him on cyberspace, NBC News said.

Putin also dismissed a report in the Washington Post this week that Russia was preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East.

'It's just fake news. At the very least, I don't know anything about this kind of thing,' Putin said.

Off-Topic / Blocked by Biden: Keystone XL Pipeline is finally AXED five months after Preside
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:34:14 am »Message ID: 1358195
Blocked by Biden: Keystone XL Pipeline is finally AXED five months after President revoked permit: Trump claims 48,000 Americans will lose their jobs

* Canadian developer TC Energy announced Wednesday it was pulling the plug on the controversial $8 billion pipeline
* Biden revoked its permit on his first day in office, undoing Trump's approval
* TC Energy alluded to Biden's decision in its cancellation announcement
* The pipeline would have carried oil from the tar sands of Canada to Texas
* Environmentalists and indigenous groups had long opposed the pipeline
* Trump claimed last week Biden's nixing of it had cost 48,000 US jobs

The Keystone XL Pipeline project has officially been axed, five months after Joe Biden revoked Donald Trump's permit on his first day in office and just days after the former president claimed the move could cost 48,000 American jobs. 

TC Energy, the Canadian developer behind the project, announced Wednesday it was pulling the plug on the controversial $8 billion pipeline that would have carried 800,000 barrels of oil a day from the tar sands of Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

The company said it had come to the decision following a comprehensive review of its options and after consulting with the government of Alberta, Canada. It alluded to Biden's decision to ax the permit as part of the reason for the project's cancellation.

The move brings to an end a decade of political wrangling over the pipeline and sees Biden's America wave goodbye to another program launched under Trump.

Environmentalists and indigenous groups had long opposed the pipeline, and Biden vowed during the White House race to withdraw US support for the project.   

TC Energy said Wednesday it had notified the government of Alberta of its decision and will coordinate with regulators, indigenous groups and other stakeholders 'to meet its environmental and regulatory commitments and ensure a safe termination of and exit from the Project.'

The company will now focus its business around the areas of shipping and storing natural gas, liquid fuels and power.

François Poirier, the company's president and CEO, said in a statement: 'We value the strong relationships we've built through the development of this Project and the experience we've gained.' 

Alberta officials also said in a statement that they had reached an agreement with TC Energy to exit their partnership.

The company and province plan to try to recoup the government's investment, although neither offered any immediate details on how that would happen.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he was 'disappointed and frustrated' with the project's demise and pointed the finger at Biden.

'We remain disappointed and frustrated with the circumstances surrounding the Keystone XL project, including the cancellation of the presidential permit for the pipeline's border crossing,' Kenney said in a statement.

The 1,210-mile (1,947-kilometer) pipeline, starting in 2023, was to transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from the Alberta oil sands to Nebraska and then through an existing system to refineries in coastal Texas. 

Alberta had hoped the pipeline would spur increased development in the oil sands and bring tens of billions of dollars in royalties to the area over the coming decades.

The province invested more than $1 billion in the project in 2020 alone.

Construction began last year after Trump granted the project a permit to cross the border into America when he took office in 2017.

But Biden signed an executive order within hours of entering the White House in January formally rescinding the permit.

Biden had vowed during the presidential campaign to end the project over concerns that burning oil sands crude would make climate change worse.

The Democrat had put the climate crisis high on his political agenda, also moving to re-enter the US in the Paris Climate Agreement - after his predecessor pulled the nation from it.

In January Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit out at the nixing of the permit and urged Biden to rethink his decision.

However officials in Alberta have since claimed Trudeau didn't push Biden hard enough to reinstate the permit and the president was not swayed.

Republicans were also unhappy about Biden's move. A total of 21 Republican states sued the president over his executive order, saying the line would have created thousands of construction jobs.

The Democrat has even sparked some division on the matter within his own party, with moderate Senate Democrats including Montana's Jon Tester and West Virginia's Joe Manchin urging him to reconsider.

Tester said in a statement Wednesday that he was disappointed with the project's demise, but made no mention of Biden.

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, the top Republican on the Senate energy committee, was more direct: 'President Biden killed the Keystone XL Pipeline and with it, thousands of good-paying American jobs.'

A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on TC Energy's announcement.

Trump had raged about the halting of the pipeline at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville on Saturday night, claiming his successor had cost America 48,000 jobs. 

'The Biden administration seems to be putting America last. You look at these negotiations where so many bad things have happened,' he said.

'48,000 jobs were lost by President Biden's day one rejection of the keystone pipeline. For what reason - why did they do that?

'And if you like the environment, the pipeline is much better than railroad tracks and trucking. It's great and they ended it on day one.' 

The pipeline has been a source of controversy for more than a decade.

It was first proposed back in 2008 but has fallen in and out of favor with the US as the nation's leadership yo-yoed from Democrat to Republican and back to Democrat.

The project stalled under the Obama administration before its approval under Trump - followed by its total demise under Biden.

The pipeline faced strong opposition from environmentalists who viewed the expansion of oil sands development as an environmental disaster that could speed up global warming as the fuel is burned.

They celebrated the news Wednesday saying the line's cancellation marks a 'landmark moment' in the effort to curb the use of fossil fuels.

'Good riddance to Keystone XL,' said Jared Margolis with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of many environmental groups that sued to stop it.

Native American tribes along its route had also long opposed its building as it would have ran through land that they own. 

Off-Topic / Got 2nd Covid 19 Vaccines
« on: April 24, 2021, 08:40:57 pm »Message ID: 1355533
Got my 2nd vaccines on Wednesday - Had a fever/ chills & massive headache. Massive headache finally going away sine Wednesday!

Vaccine - Pfizer!

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