Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Tennis came much easier to me than surfing.
Manicuring Spanish bush did not come easily to you, did it???
I was young, naïve and unprepared for a thick bristly bush moving all over the place. Soft and welcoming bushes were all I had known before or since. This may be Rafa's next injury, incurred with Xisca.
Don't forget goggles when you need to protect your eyes.
I'm currently listening to Sum 41 in my car and it is awesome!!! They are the best punk/rock band ever!
Drank a couple Suntory Rich Malt Beer 2016 Limited edition [brought by a friend from JP], great tasting and easily a distant number 2 in my list behind Guinness Original.
Mikey can't surf.
Maria Kirilenko kept one of the San Diego Bageler's balls as a souvenir and now uses it as a chair.
I have posted this video before, and now I just watched it again, thinking that Elvis Costello is one lucky man.
Sensuous woman that me[n] love!
Marat Safin has many seemingly random tattoos. I wonder if he gives any thought before going to a tattoo parlor, or shows up drunk and lets the guy use his imagination like a Pliskova sister.
Radek would like to tag team those tattoos!
Makes me ponder, what kind of tattoo would I want to have? Hmm, I don't know yet but I'm gonna have it on my lawn ball [oh how I wish it's a bowling ball] deltoids!
That is an awesome representation of Trust, Doubts and Suspicion especially for married couples. One little shred will tear apart your lives. All for what? He started with playing his instrument, and ended with playing his instrument. Same happens to your marriage. You are back to where you started with a whole lot of self created destruction all around you.
I love the way she talks.....drool
In my life, not many things haunt me. Those that do involve chances not taken, not mistakes made.
What if I had the cash to go to Helsinki with fair Katrina Lehtonen when I stayed the course to Switzerland instead? Would I be FINNISH now???
Off topic: this is useful information.
Watched the movie Bolero for the first time tonight, wow! Isn't Bo Derek a sweet sweet Swede? My first gf Lena looks a lot like her!
When I was young, I was at Mickey Rourke's hang-out (cafe?) in Beverley Hills, and he happened to be there. There was a magazine rack with Uma Thurman on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine. I said something like, "Whoa, who is that?", and he said "Uma Thurman." I just watched my DVD of "Pulp Fiction" and thought about that day.
This photo almost prompts me to put a nine inch nail in her chest!
Melania Trump always looks deeply unhappy at press events with Donald.
Melancholia Trump, no?
I find the dominant paradigm of thought in many places increasingly distasteful.
Ridin' that train
High on dat shroom
Mikey B better watch dat speed
Trouble in da head
Trouble to find
And you know psilocybin
Just f**ked your mind
Lucie Šafářová is a very smart and funny woman.
I have over a dozen Fischer, Adidas, and other tennis bags full of tennis gear, which I went through last night. I was surprised to find three Puma Boris Becker Super racquets with a 6 grip size. I doubt grips that big are still made.
Mike B hands are large...women are satisfied all over the globe!
How many bottles of Stoli did you find???
I am old school. I like big grips and I can not lie, and I don't use poly strings. Stoli bottles don't last long in my Fischer bags.
Liam Gallagher seemed like a nice guy, though undoubtedly f*cked up on something, when I met him, and I have the first Oasis album currently playing as I type, but Liam had a very simian-like presence, especially when on stage. I wonder how he is doing these days.
When I contemplate my life thus far, I feel like a drunk wandering an endless mirrored maze, full of encounters with people good and bad who are always wearing theatrical masks disguising their intentions, and stumbling to a destination unknown.
I'll have a beer with the Bistro lemur on the other side.
I just looked at my one nearly full bottle of ketchup in the refrigerator with snarling contempt, and dumped the corn starch fast food condiment in the trash where it belongs.
Quality mustard goes underestimated.
Brother Noel said it best..."He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
Has this rubbed off on you? I'm judging by your poast above about the mirrored maze!
I feel the same way. Incidentally, Noel was somewhat underestimated, as brother Liam was a bit of a twat and garnered all the attention. Even Kate Moss once fell under his simian spell.
Have you ever noticed how much better ordinary food tastes when it's free? Wawa is being very generous this season and giving away a different free item each day. I am now enjoying a small bag of Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips and they taste great!
Tomorrow it's a free Dr. Pepper!
I have a long memory when it comes to transgressions.
What bad was MikeB up to in the lovely burg of Copenhagen...a skinny dip in the canal? Would you have to kill whoever you told?
Sewretch wants to know!
She might need to be grabbed more often (or not at all).
My Doctor's name was Dr. Pepper, and apparently somebody had had the brilliant idea of making a joke referencing the soft drink already.
Being naked in public was the least of my transgressions in Denmark during my younger days.
CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports
US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports.
A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory, the Washington Post reported, citing officials briefed on the matter.
A separate report in the New York Times said intelligence officials had a “high confidence” that Russia was involved in hacking related to the election.
The claims immediately drew a stinging rebuke from the controversial president-elect’s transition team, which said in a statement: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
According to the Post’s report, officials briefed on the matter were told that intelligence agencies had found that individuals linked to the Russian government had provided WikiLeaks with thousands of confidential emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and others.
They told the paper that the people involved were known to US intelligence and acted as part of a Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt the chances of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favour one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” one said.
The emails were steadily leaked via WikiLeaks in the months before the election, damaging Clinton’s White House run by revealing that DNC figures had colluded to harm the chances of her nomination rival Bernie Sanders, and later giving examples of collusion between her campaign and figures in the media to blindside Trump in debates.
A separate report in the New York Times, also sourced to unnamed officials, claimed that US intelligence agencies had discovered that Russian hackers had also penetrated the Republican National Committee’s networks, but conspicuously chose to release only the information stolen from the Democrat organisation.
A third report, by Reuters, said that intelligence agencies assessed that as the campaign drew on Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election. Virtually all the emails they released publicly were potentially damaging to Clinton and the Democrats, the official told Reuters.
“That was a major clue to their intent,” the official said. “If all they wanted to do was discredit our political system, why publicise the failings of just one party, especially when you have a target like Trump?”
A second official familiar with the report said the intelligence analysts’ conclusion about Russia’s motives does not mean the intelligence community believes that Moscow’s efforts altered or significantly affected the outcome of the election.
The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies do not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” hackers, who were one step removed from the Russian government.
California Republican congressman Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the Trump transition team, said: “I’ll be the first one to come out and point at Russia if there’s clear evidence, but there is no clear evidence – even now. There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”
Also on Friday, the White House announced that Obama had ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyber-attacks, including the email hacks, to report before he leaves office on 20 January.
The review, led by intelligence agencies, will be a “deep dive” into a possible pattern of increased “malicious cyber activity” timed to the campaign season, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. It will look at the tactics, targets, key actors and the US government’s response to the recent email hacks, as well as incidents reported in past elections, he said.
“This is not an effort to challenge the outcome of the election,” he said.
I am currently listening to "Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding
One of my favourite songs of 2016!
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