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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 138,763

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Just felt a pretty sharp earthquake here in the South Bay near LAX.

Haven't looked it up yet, but I will.

Out of nowhere!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 11:00 PM (10 replies)

Waxing Gibbous Moon, tonight



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 PM (8 replies)

This e-card is for Solly Mack, as she recovers! Please come and sign it! Thanks to all of you. ♥

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:34 PM (324 replies)

Op-Ed in the Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin is well worth reading!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/milley-revelation-leaves-us-with-five-questions/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F34b152b%2F614368f79d2fda9d41cf2f25%2F5be88d8dade4e2323ef2d753%2F17%2F72%2F614368f79d2fda9d41cf2f25


We already knew the disgraced former president was suffering from the delusion that he won the 2020 election. We knew he tried to twist arms to overthrow the election. And we knew he refused for hours to call off the insurrectionists whom he inspired to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6. What we did not know is how irresponsible so many other Republicans were and continue to be in tolerating and enabling him.

The Post reports: “Twice in the final months of the Trump administration . . . Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not strike, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.”

Woodward and Costa also reveal that Milley took special care to instruct the chain of command not to carry out an order for a nuclear strike in the waning days of the Trump administration. They also relay a candid conversation in which Milley and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed that the commander in chief was unstable. All of this leaves us with five questions:

First, what guarantees must be put in place to prevent an unstable president from setting off a nuclear war? Milley is right that, as chairman of the joint chiefs, he is to be included in a decision to authorize a nuclear strike. Beyond that, Tom Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, explains, “No one can countermand [a nuclear strike order from the president]. But the commander of STRATCOM could say ‘this is an illegal order and I am not bound to follow it.’” Nichols adds, “[The president] can then start relieving people until he gets to someone who will follow the order.” (This view was affirmed in a critical Senate hearing in 2017.) Plainly, an order to authorize a nuclear strike without provocation would violate the laws of war, which among other things require proportionality.


The rest at the link.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 12:27 AM (12 replies)

Here's the links for the three threads:

Thread One:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861893

Thread Two:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861892

Thread Three:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861890

Please keep 'em kicked and enjoy! Thanks everybody!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:51 AM (4 replies)

***September Photo Contest : Summer***Preliminary Thread One of Three

Please vote for the photo that you believe shows what Summer is all about!

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Link to Thread Two: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861892
Link to Thread Three: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861890


Summer Sunset



This is living.



Sun in Splendour


Lilypads


Erie Angler


Summer time and the livin' is joyous



Summer Honey




Old Wood, New Wood



Mild the mist upon the branch



Oak Leaf Hydrangea in June






Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:48 AM (27 replies)

***September Photo Contest : Summer***Preliminary Thread Two of Three

Please vote for the photo that you believe shows what Summer is all about!

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Link to Thread One:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861893
Link to Thread Three:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861890

Summer Flight


The Lonely Surfer


August evening at the lake


Sailing on a Summer Breeze



Summertime bougainvillea




Storm rolling in on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina




Garden Passion




Hot Summer Daze



Frog on Lilypad


A Fawn's First Summer






Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:48 AM (26 replies)

***September Photo Contest : Summer***Preliminary Thread Three of Three

Please vote for the photo that you believe shows what Summer is all about!

There are three threads. Please vote in each one and leave comments, as we love to read them!

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Link to Thread One:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861893
Link to Thread Two:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861892


Urban Summer Garden (Kinda)


Late Summer Day


Butterflies and Flowers


Our paint mare Kate, practicing her "step-overs".



A Beautiful Day to do some Fishin'-- E. 9th St. Pier, Cleveland, Ohio



Visitor


Milkweed



Juvenile osprey, ready to fly!



Summer Storm









Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:48 AM (24 replies)

In The Garden



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:13 PM (4 replies)

Time to pull out all the stops. I'm closing submissions in two days: Thursday Sept. 16th.

Therefore, I am now opening up the Submission Thread for a second entry for those folks who have already entered one.

And for those who haven't entered one, they may enter two at the same time.

I hope this is clear! If you have questions, put them here and I will answer.

I'd like to see us get a lot closer to the ideal 30 entries!

Can we do it?

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:51 AM (3 replies)
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