Overnight Acoustic Guitar: Calum Graham and Don Ross - 12:34

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Calum’s playing a Stonebridge Guitar, and Don Ross is playing a custom Oskar Graf 7-string model.

Video was shot at the ruin of St-George-the-Martyr church in downtown Toronto.

Visit Calum Graham & Don Ross at calumanddon.com
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190 comments

1 Amory Blaine  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:20:19pm

Cool. I liked that g bender move.

2 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:47:53pm

Ugh,,,,

Trying to get my body/ mind back into this overnight coverage schedule!

It’s up to all of you to entertain me!!!!
/

3 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:52:05pm

re: #2 sattv4u2

Ugh,,,,

Trying to get my body/ mind back into this overnight coverage schedule!

It’s up to all of you to entertain me!!!!
/

Okay, I’ll start, but only for about five minutes. What happened to NJDHockeyFan? I haven’t seen him in well over a month…

4 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:57:40pm

re: #3 CuriousLurker

Okay, I’ll start, but only for about five minutes. What happened to NJDHockeyFan? I haven’t seen him in well over a month…

Good question. I had the same conversation with Kilgore a few weeks ago, asking if KT had “seen” him. Nope!

5 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 8:59:43pm

re: #4 sattv4u2

Good question. I had the same conversation with Kilgore a few weeks ago, asking if KT had “seen” him. Nope!

I hope he’s okay. Maybe he’s moving? Wasn’t he talking about selling his house right before he pulled a Houdini?

6 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:00:02pm

re: #3 CuriousLurker

Maybe he’s just despondent because “his” team is off to a terrible start. Only 1 win in their 1st 10 games

7 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:00:22pm

re: #5 CuriousLurker

I hope he’s okay. Maybe he’s moving? Wasn’t he talking about selling his house right before he pulled a Houdini?

iirc, yes

8 ProTARDISLiberal  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:00:39pm

re: #5 CuriousLurker

Yeah.

Speaking of which, I will not be on much between Thursday and Saturday next week.

9 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:00:45pm

re: #6 sattv4u2

Maybe he’s just despondent because “his” team is off to a terrible start. Only 1 win in their 1st 10 games

LOL, maybe so.

10 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:01:09pm

re: #2 sattv4u2

Ugh,,,,

Trying to get my body/ mind back into this overnight coverage schedule!

It’s up to all of you to entertain me!!!!
/

Hard to help for me. I’m not much of a baseball fan (ok, I basically hate the game) but I always hope for 7 game world series because that seems to be the best way to keep the real fans of the game happy. Is that why your working evenings right now?

11 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:02:42pm

re: #8 ProTARDISLiberal

Yeah.

Speaking of which, I will not be on much between Thursday and Saturday next week.

Take care of yourself during that time. You got a mosque lined up? I know that having a known good parish in this small town made my last move much easier.

12 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:03:41pm

re: #10 William Barnett-Lewis

Hard to help for me. I’m not much of a baseball fan (ok, I basically hate the game) but I always hope for 7 game world series because that seems to be the best way to keep the real fans of the game happy. Is that why your working evenings right now?

Nope. Normal rotation. There are only 5 of us covering 24/7, so we rotate around. 2 out of the 5 have to be on overnights to get them all covered, so we do 3-6 months of “days”, then 3 months of overnights. Add to that all during the summer and all around major holidays one of us is on PTO, so now it’s 4 people covering 24/7

Overtime? Oh hell yeah!!!

13 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:03:57pm

re: #8 ProTARDISLiberal

Yeah.

Speaking of which, I will not be on much between Thursday and Saturday next week.

Okay, so at least we’ll know you’re alive & well, just busy. It bugs me when people just vanish. Okay, some people—there are those who could vanish and it wouldn’t bug me at all.

14 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:05:08pm

re: #13 CuriousLurker

Okay, so at least we’ll know you’re alive & well, just busy. It bugs me when people just vanish. Okay, some people—there are those who could vanish and it wouldn’t bug me at all.

HEY ,,, I saw you glance this way!!!
/

15 sattv4u2  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:05:47pm

Just an FYI

Krogers Boneless Chicken strips ,,,,,, eh!!!

16 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:05:57pm

re: #8 ProTARDISLiberal

Yeah.

Speaking of which, I will not be on much between Thursday and Saturday next week.

Well, it’s a good thing I got this to you first.

Image: ku-bigpic.jpg

17 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:07:03pm

re: #14 sattv4u2

HEY ,,, I saw you glance this way!!!
/

You lie! Okay, you’ve got company now. I’m outta here.

G’nite, you guys.

18 dog philosopher  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:17:56pm

bad_parameters
bad_command
bad_length

top hardware vendor’s firmware sends out very helpful diagnostics when you haven’t correctly configured the new command you are trying out

“zee command you are trying to send me, she is focked up”

19 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:25:00pm

re: #18 dog philosopher

bad_parameters
bad_command
bad_length

top hardware vendor’s firmware sends out very helpful diagnostics when you haven’t correctly configured the new command you are trying out

“zee command you are trying to send me, she is focked up”

Been there, done that, sucks to be you… ;)

20 ausador  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:33:01pm

It still never ceases to amaze me how wide a range of sounds can be coaxed out of a guitar by a professional player.

21 ProTARDISLiberal  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:42:45pm

re: #11 William Barnett-Lewis

Part of the reason for going back was the mosque community in the area being healthier than Denver’s.

22 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:50:46pm

re: #21 ProTARDISLiberal

Part of the reason for going back was the mosque community in the area being healthier than Denver’s.

Understood. It is fortunate that my priest is almost as liberal a christian as I am. Things get … difficult… otherwise. Keep us up to date as best as you can.

23 ProTARDISLiberal  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:54:06pm

re: #22 William Barnett-Lewis

Apparently, my old HS English Teacher did research on Denver’s Muslim Community independently from me. Found the same thing. Hyper-Conservative, and a somewhat toxic culture.

OKC I can trust, albeit probably not the Saudi Student Association at my Alma Mater.

24 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 9:59:01pm

re: #23 ProTARDISLiberal

Yes, I seem to recall some issues there…

Good luck and god bless you.

25 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:04:07pm
26 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:07:27pm

Imagine an enormous freaking yawn.

Good night all!

27 freetoken  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:24:33pm
28 dog philosopher  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:38:39pm

12:34

hey!

no fair playing so many harmonics!

29 Kragar  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:46:42pm
30 freetoken  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:49:14pm

This is America, 2013:

Bayfield school board candidate disqualified

Justin Ross, a candidate for the Bayfield School District Board of Directors, has been disqualified from running because he does not live in the district.

[…]

In a recent candidate forum at Bayfield Town Hall, Ross was among several candidates who said evolution and creationism should be taught in schools.

“Evolution is a theory and a belief,” Ross said at the forum. “It’s never been entirely proven,” he said, and suggested “teaching intelligent design” as an alternative, letting kids ultimately decide what they believe.


[…]

Though that article doesn’t mention, one of the comments (attacking the news outlet) informs us that Ross is a pastor. Indeed, he’s the head pastor of a local church:
gracechurchdurango.com

So, he’s just doing the usual Lyin’-4-Jesus thing. The other school board members lobbying for creationism are highlighted in this sensuouscurmudgeon link:

sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com

31 Lidane  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:24:34pm

re: #29 Kragar

So the Tea Party that shut down the federal government is the only functional part of the federal government?

Seems legit.

32 freetoken  Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:39:14pm
33 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:40:54am
34 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 1:53:25am

From Glazunov’s incidental music for King of the Jews, part 8, “Dance of the Syrians” (I think that’s what the French says):

MP3 Audio

35 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 2:07:42am

The latest RWNJ tweet in the ACA Holocaust thread I poked my nose into:

Check out the baseball cap: molon labe in Greek. Would the Spartans have had snipers on rooftops? it seems so unglorious.

36 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:34:57am

re: #35 wheat-dogghazi

The latest RWNJ tweet in the ACA Holocaust thread I poked my nose into:

[Embedded content]

Check out the baseball cap: molon labe in Greek. Would the Spartans have had snipers on rooftops? it seems so unglorious.

That made me shiver.

37 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:39:03am

Getting some notice this morning is an intentionally (self-aware) optimistic article published by the UK Geologic Society:

Future Rx: optimism, preparation, acceptance of risk

The abstract starts out thusly:

The world contains the energy and mineral resources needed to sustain 10.5 billion (the level the world population is expected to reach in 2100) at a European standard of living for hundreds of centuries.

Sounds wonderful, let’s continue on:

Using physical and chemical principles to extrapolate from what we know, it is shown that the required resources are present, largely in the world’s oceans. The environmental consequences of shifting to ocean supply will be positive, and a transition from fossil fuels to low carbon energy sources is provided by natural gas. The eventual steps required are big (thousands of nuclear reactors, country-size solar facilities in desert areas, large mining operations) and there are risks, but the risks are small compared with failing to meet the expectations of a growing world. The best course is to aim for success (all at European standard by 2113), accept and manage the risks of development, solving unforeseen problems as they arise, accept the transition to gas, and train and engage the best talents to prepare to tap the ocean’s resources.

The problem with these sort of arguments is that they just don’t present a realistic way of changing societies to accept the proposals. No one is building thousands of nuclear reactors today, no one has plans to, and post-Fukushima most publics are scared more than ever of nuclear power.

The full text is available as it is an open article.

This is classic: a geologist looks at the problem and sees an entire planet, which is much, much larger than the puny humans living on it, and declares that there isn’t really a problem.

You can read the paper for yourself. I hope you will notice the dearth of data and discussion about biology, and similarly an absence of economics pretty much makes the entire argument set in his paper moot.

But a geologist only sees a great big planet.

Here is reality: The problem with humans isn’t the planet - it’s the humans.

38 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:40:34am
39 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:52:39am

re: #23 ProTARDISLiberal

Apparently, my old HS English Teacher did research on Denver’s Muslim Community independently from me. Found the same thing. Hyper-Conservative, and a somewhat toxic culture.

OKC I can trust, albeit probably not the Saudi Student Association at my Alma Mater.

Sadly, sounds much like the Muslim community in Prague. I’m not so sure about the one in Brno.

There’s only two mosques in the Czech Republic - the one in Prague had its imam bounced out a few years ago by a revolt among the worshipers who felt he was an extremist; this caused a rift in the Muslim community, and the more hyper-conservative worshipers repaid the favor by bouncing out the more liberal replacement.

I’ve found nothing about Brno, other than the community is tiny.

40 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 3:55:32am

re: #36 Justanotherhuman

The people on that thread are pissed because they MUST GET medical insurance. Tyranny!!11ty!! And they try to draw parallels between the ACA, the Nazi takeover of Germany, the Holocaust and/or the Stamp Act.

When I asked questions or suggested reality, trying to be reasonable and shit, one guy blocked me, another called me cupcake, and another a dickwad. It’s like trying to talking to a playground full of 12-year-olds, except most 12-year-olds eventually grow up and become useful members of society.

41 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:02:20am

re: #37 freetoken

Maybe those in the Geologic Society should do more reading in other disciplines, instead of pushing such a narrow POV.

Resources are not infinite, are not readily available, the technology that would be needed to drain the ocean of its resources isn’t even available yet, although it might be within reach, but would we want that?

I see burgeoning populations as part of the problem now, and even populations in Europe right now are not all living “at a European standard of living”, whatever the author means—the European version of “middle class”?

Yes, technology and science will advance, but in the meantime, will the socio-political ramifications of huge populations and the attendant problems of poverty, dispossession, immigration, discrimination, national policies, etc have offsetting negative effects?

42 Decatur Deb  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:04:00am

re: #40 wheat-dogghazi

The people on that thread are pissed because they MUST GET medical insurance. Tyranny!!11ty!! And they try to draw parallels between the ACA, the Nazi takeover of Germany, the Holocaust and/or the Stamp Act.

When I asked questions or suggested reality, trying to be reasonable and shit, one guy blocked me, another called me cupcake, and another a dickwad. It’s like trying to talking to a playground full of 12-year-olds, except most 12-year-olds eventually grow up and become useful members of society.

The number of people who will not have to get insurance is distressingly high. There is a list of exceptions, most of which will keep the working poor out of the program in states that did not extend Medicaid. Governors in those states have effectively barred the very people the ACA was designed for.

43 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:09:49am

re: #42 Decatur Deb

The number of people who will not have to get insurance is distressingly high. There is a list of exceptions, most of which will keep the working poor out of the program in states that did not extend Medicaid. Governors in those states have effectively barred the very people the ACA was designed for.

May I assume that all those governors are Republicans, and their states are quite red?

44 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:10:57am

On Morning Jerk just now, Chuckles Toadie just said the Dems don’t “know how to govern” and the Rs “don’t want to”, in a discussion of ACA.

What a real political analyst! Stick with your statistics, boy.

45 Decatur Deb  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:12:48am

re: #43 wheat-dogghazi

May I assume that all those governors are Republicans, and their states are quite red?

Without checking, I’d say sho’ nuff.

46 Decatur Deb  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:14:36am

re: #45 Decatur Deb

Without checking, I’d say sho’ nuff.

Map:

advisory.com

47 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:25:13am

re: #46 Decatur Deb

Map:

advisory.com

Yup. All those not expanding Medicaid, or leaning toward no expansion, have Republic guvs. Without doing intensive cross-checking, I can surmise from the map that the states not participating also have the nation’s least healthy citizens.

You can lead a horse to water …

48 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:28:26am

DERP

49 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:33:08am

re: #48 Vicious Babushka

We are the NSA. We are omniscient and omnipresent. We are like the All-Seeing Eye over the pyramid on the dollar bill. Hell, we are the Eye. You cannot hide. We know what you are doing, all 7 billion of you.

You there! Quit picking your nose!

50 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:40:55am
51 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:45:53am

Last night I made an apple cake instead of an apple pie.

In removing it from the tube pan it fell apart and I had to mash it back together and then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, so it looks kind of like a craggy inactive volcano covered with snow.

52 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:46:05am

Friedersdorf is concerned:

What a Small Moment in the Obamacare Debate Says About Ideological Media

What’s particularly frustrating about that, for an Obamacare skeptic such as myself, is the fact that the legislation’s implications for privacy are a totally valid concern. [emph. in original]

But that I stopped mid-paragraph. Conor goes on:

As ever, the highly reliable Peter Suderman of Reason offers a more sophisticated critique of the law than anything House Republicans ever manage:
[…]

A Reason editor, who previously worked with Freedom Works, CEI, NRO, and an assortment of right wing propaganda outlets, is “highly reliable”??? Was Friedersdorf writing this tongue in cheek, or is he serious?

53 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:47:39am

Not to self: next time, use a loaf pan or a 9x13 pan, or one of those tube pans with the removable bottom.

54 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:49:00am

Bryan Fischer: OBAMACARE IS WORSE THAN HIROSHIMA!!!1!!!!!
Except for hundreds of thousands of people dying horribly in an atomic bomb blast.

55 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 4:59:53am

You knew it was going to go here - the GreenSnow affair gets around to blaming THE JUICE:

Report: U.S. may have hacked former French president’s network with Israel’s help

France believed the United States attempted to hack into its president’s communications network, a leaked U.S. intelligence document published on Friday suggests.

U.S. agents denied having anything to do with a May 2012 cyber attack on the Elysee Palace, the official residence of French presidents, and appeared to hint at the possible involvement of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, a classified internal note from the U.S. National Security Agency suggests.

Extracts from the document, the latest to emerge from the NSA via former contractor Edward Snowden, were published by Le Monde newspaper alongside an article jointly authored by Glenn Greenwald, the U.S. journalist who has been principally responsible for a still-unravelling scandal over large-scale U.S. snooping on individuals and political leaders all over the world.

[…]

56 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:00:22am

re: #54 Vicious Babushka

It’s Pompeii after Mt. Etna erupted.
It’s the Black Death.

57 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:01:39am

Reading this will make you shiver.

Special Report: Help wanted in Fukushima: Low pay, high risks and gangsters

reuters.com

“Tepco sits atop a pyramid of subcontractors that can run to seven or more layers and includes construction giants such as Kajima Corp and Obayashi Corp in the first tier. The embattled utility remains in charge of the work to dismantle the damaged Fukushima reactors, a government-subsidized job expected to take 30 years or more.

Outside the plant, Japan’s “Big Four” construction companies - Kajima, Obayashi, Shimizu Corp and Taisei Corp - oversee hundreds of small firms working on government-funded contracts to remove radioactive dirt and debris from nearby villages and farms so evacuees can return home.

(snip)

“The unprecedented Fukushima nuclear clean-up both inside and outside the plant faces a deepening shortage of workers. There are about 25 percent more openings than applicants for jobs in Fukushima prefecture, according to government data.”

So—need a job? Must be willing to work at nuclear ground zero.

58 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:02:32am

OBAMACARE IS WORSE THAN FUKUSHIMA!!!!1!!!!

60 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:06:28am

re: #57 Justanotherhuman

Reading this will make you shiver.

Special Report: Help wanted in Fukushima: Low pay, high risks and gangsters

reuters.com

“Tepco sits atop a pyramid of subcontractors that can run to seven or more layers and includes construction giants such as Kajima Corp and Obayashi Corp in the first tier. The embattled utility remains in charge of the work to dismantle the damaged Fukushima reactors, a government-subsidized job expected to take 30 years or more.

Outside the plant, Japan’s “Big Four” construction companies - Kajima, Obayashi, Shimizu Corp and Taisei Corp - oversee hundreds of small firms working on government-funded contracts to remove radioactive dirt and debris from nearby villages and farms so evacuees can return home.

(snip)

“The unprecedented Fukushima nuclear clean-up both inside and outside the plant faces a deepening shortage of workers. There are about 25 percent more openings than applicants for jobs in Fukushima prefecture, according to government data.”

So—need a job? Must be willing to work at nuclear ground zero.

Well, OK. But if I turn into a big green guy with anger control issues, I’m gonna …

HULK SMASH!

61 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:07:10am

re: #53 Vicious Babushka

Not to self: next time, use a loaf pan or a 9x13 pan, or one of those tube pans with the removable bottom.

Also, if you’re using fresh apples, reduce any other liquid by a couple of tbsp. That would probably firm up the cake, too.

62 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:08:34am

re: #61 Justanotherhuman

Also, if you’re using fresh apples, reduce any other liquid by a couple of tbsp. That would probably firm up the cake, too.

Cake will be eated, teh belly doesn’t care if it’s not pretty.

63 freetoken  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:14:31am

The LA Times, fighting the never ending battle for eyes-on-product, runs with this headline:

More legal trouble for Affordable Care Act

[…]

“My jaw dropped when I first saw this,” said Michael F. Cannon, a health policy expert at the Cato Institute and a fierce critic of the law. He and others credit Jonathan Adler, a Case Western Reserve University law professor, with first highlighting the glitch.

“This has the potential to sink Obamacare. It could make the current website problems seem minor by comparison,” Cannon said.

[…]

Um, website glitches are minor by any standard - it’s just a website and these can be changed daily.

And certainly the #1 place to run for a story on the ACA would be CATO, now, wouldn’t it?

64 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:17:57am

re: #55 freetoken

You knew it was going to go here - the GreenSnow affair gets around to blaming THE JUICE:

Report: U.S. may have hacked former French president’s network with Israel’s help

It’s becoming even more obvious that Snowden/Greenwald/Poitras engineered the theft of these documents to extract files that would be the most damaging to the NSA as far as foreign relations are concerned.

The LeMonde article, along with this one theguardian.com appear to be a two-pronged attack to keep their deed alive and sensational.

65 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:27:10am

Wingnuts are all over this alleged Obamacare call center worker who took a call from the Hannity show and got fired.

I work at a call center (not taking phone calls, I am several layers behind that), the people who take calls are in Customer Service. If they get a call from someone who is a) Not A Customer b) Just called to Dick Them Around, there is a process in place to get these fake callers off the line so that actual customers can be serviced.

Staying on the line with a Non-Customer and bad-mouthing the Hotline on public media is YES YOU ARE SO TOTALLY FIRED.

66 Stoatly  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:38:40am
67 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:39:18am

re: #35 wheat-dogghazi

The latest RWNJ tweet in the ACA Holocaust thread I poked my nose into:

[Embedded content]

Check out the baseball cap: molon labe in Greek. Would the Spartans have had snipers on rooftops? it seems so unglorious.

No, but the Persian Empire had and used Scythian archers, who like the Huns and Mongols after them used powerful composite bows. After the 300 were eliminated, these nomad horse archers were sent to try to catch the retreating Greek hoplites. They were unable to stop the enitre force, but only because the 900 hundred man rear guard from Thespe turned and held. They only held a few hours though, since in for open ground horse archers were the bane of heavy infantry.

68 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:45:09am

re: #60 wheat-dogghazi

Well, OK. But if I turn into a big green guy with anger control issues, I’m gonna …

HULK SMASH!

Uh-huh…..and these are the folks who are supposed to remove some 1,300 nuclear fuel rod assemblies from atop Reactor #4 sometime next month?

Great.

On the bright side, as long as I can get me some super-powers as a result of being irradiated, it might not be so bad……

*headdesk*

69 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:55:08am

Of course, the health and pharmaceutical industries are up in arms over these new strictures.

FDA Acts to Reduce Harm from Opioid Drugs

fda.gov

When I had a foot operation in the early 90s, I was prescribed dilaudid post-op. I think I may have taken 2 of them and the reaction I got was worse than the bit of pain I was experiencing. I threw the rest in the trash and took some OTC, aspirin, I think. It was one of the worst drugs I’ve ever had to take, along with percocet (which made me throw up). I always tell drs who might want to prescribe “something for pain” that I don’t need anything and if I do, it’s OTC.

Of course, I realize pain can be very subjective—and that is part of the problem, too, no doubt. It can be faked.

70 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:01:32am

re: #29 Kragar

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What is it about wingnuts and spelling?

Not liberal, not republican, i am constitutionalist hell bent on scarying liberals by pionting out facts. And it works.

I used to think it was just an overblown stereotype but it is rampant among them.

71 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:01:53am

re: #69 Justanotherhuman

Of course, the health and pharmaceutical industries are up in arms over these new strictures.

FDA Acts to Reduce Harm from Opioid Drugs

fda.gov

When I had a foot operation in the early 90s, I was prescribed dilaudid post-op. I think I may have taken 2 of them and the reaction I got was worse than the bit of pain I was experiencing. I threw the rest in the trash and took some OTC, aspirin, I think. It was one of the worst drugs I’ve ever had to take, along with percocet (which made me throw up). I always tell drs who might want to prescribe “something for pain” that I don’t need anything and if I do, it’s OTC.

Of course, I realize pain can be very subjective—and that is part of the problem, too, no doubt. It can be faked.

I can understand why doctors are concerned about this, since the DEA has sometimes used crackdowns like this as a way to go head-hunting, caring more about making arrests and putting “dope on the table” than they do about really solving the problem.

The ‘dope on the table’ line is taken from The Wire. You folks know why I chose it.

72 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:03:51am

re: #70 b.d.

What is it about wingnuts and spelling?

I used to think it was just an overblown stereotype but it is rampant among them.

They write from the butt, seeking to express their rage and cure their butt’s hurt. But the venting process does not produce care in spelling and grammar.

73 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:15:09am

re: #70 b.d.

What is it about wingnuts and spelling?

I used to think it was just an overblown stereotype but it is rampant among them.

I get scaryied when peoples piont fiacts at me.

74 Stoatly  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:16:44am
75 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:19:30am

re: #49 wheat-dogghazi

We are the NSA. We are omniscient and omnipresent. We are like the All-Seeing Eye over the pyramid on the dollar bill. Hell, we are the Eye. You cannot hide. We know what you are doing, all 7 billion of you.

You there! Quit picking your nose!

You! Yes! You behind the bikesheds! Stand still, laddie!

76 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:20:02am

re: #73 wheat-dogghazi

I get scaryied when peoples piont fiacts at me.

You libs can”t handel the truth!!

77 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:20:59am

re: #76 b.d.

You libs can”t handel the truth!!

Yup. We go into Haydn.

78 Political Atheist  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:23:57am

Dark money and conservative political groups get fined big time. Koch money.

Paged

79 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:26:20am

Well, it turns about Congress is more productive when there’s pork to be gobbled:

Water projects flow despite tea party

Pressure from conservatives helped push the GOP to shut down the government, strip food stamps out of the farm bill and bring the country to the brink of default.

But when many of the same groups united against an $8.2 billion water infrastructure bill, tea-party Republicans in the House weren’t listening.

Instead, GOP members joined with Democrats late Wednesday in a 417-3 vote to green-light a suite of dam, port-dredging, flood protection and environmental restoration projects, withstanding pressure from conservative groups that said the bill does too little to reform the lumbering, big-spending Army Corps of Engineers.

The near-unanimous roll call was enough to give some members “whiplash,” lawmakers said, while offering a contrast to the schism that divided moderate and conservative Republicans during the shutdown. It also showed that groups like Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity have limits to their sway with the current crop of House conservatives — not enough to keep lawmakers from steering money to popular projects back home.

Beyond that, these kinds of big water project bills are bipartisan affairs that have historically won by huge margins. And the House’s version, while formally disavowing earmarks, offered plenty of benefits to Republican lawmakers, steering most of the projects and potential money to GOP-held House districts, according to a POLITICO analysis.

Meanwhile, Congress — and more specifically the House GOP — has been taking a thrashing in the polls after the 16-day shutdown this month. The water bill offered a chance to show Americans that lawmakers were getting back to work.

Notably, Heritage Action did not declare this a ‘key vote’, meaning they won’t use this vote rank members of Congress. But that was more a case of HA not giving an order it knew would not be obeyed.

80 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:30:17am

re: #71 Dark_Falcon

I can understand why doctors are concerned about this, since the DEA has sometimes used crackdowns like this as a way to go head-hunting, caring more about making arrests and putting “dope on the table” than they do about really solving the problem.

The ‘dope on the table’ line is taken from The Wire. You folks know why I chose it.

I never saw “The Wire”, so no, I don’t know. I’m not stupid about opioids because I have a son who was an addict for many years, at one point even injecting heroin and on methadone for many yrs. A lifetime of carelessness and alcohol and drug use finally caught up with him, and he suffers from a variety of ailments, including Hep C w/extensive liver damage, COPD, heart disease (w/stents), hbp, weak bones and other ailments. And I know that “hillbilly heroin” sells for about $20 a pill around here (at least that was the going rate a few yrs ago). It’s not hard for someone on Medicare to get those drugs and make some money on the side, which a former tenant here and her 40-something daughter did before they were busted by the cops. 30x$20—that’s a good supplement to a SS check if you don’t get high on your own supply.

We still love my son, father, grandfather, of course, but he and his brother are estranged because of an incident that happened about 10 yrs ago during an argument when he was high and kicked his brother, who was working w/him, out of his truck on the interstate, stranding him. I keep hoping they reconcile before I die, but it may not happen.

When I talk about drugs affecting families, I think I know what I’m talking about. I don’t have any more answers than anyone else, though.

81 darthstar  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:30:47am

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

Well, it turns about Congress is more productive when there’s pork to be gobbled:

That’s not pork, it’s actual infrastructure. Earmarking 3 million dollars for your state to have a yarn museum is pork. Water projects are a key to continued stability, health, and environmental protection.

82 darthstar  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:36:49am
83 darthstar  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:37:15am

re: #82 darthstar

The Marines aren’t changing their cover.

84 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:42:21am

re: #81 darthstar

That’s not pork, it’s actual infrastructure. Earmarking 3 million dollars for your state to have a yarn museum is pork. Water projects are a key to continued stability, health, and environmental protection.

There’s pork in it. It’s not problematic, though, just the sort of log-rolling Congress needs to engage in to pass major legislation. It doesn’t bother me and you’re right that most of the projects are necessary. You’re not going to see a politically aware person who lives in Cook County, IL try to argue against water projects; The Chicago area has, after all, needed quite a few of them.

85 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:43:33am

re: #83 darthstar

The Marines aren’t changing their cover.

Almost as big an EPIC FAIL as Mitt Romney’s claim of Jeep production being moved to China.


Almost.

86 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:46:36am

DUMBEST MAN ON TEH INTERNETS

87 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:52:06am

re: #82 darthstar

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The MarineCoverGate didn’t even get an opportunity to generate into a full blown freak out.

Pity.

88 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:53:27am

re: #86 Vicious Babushka

DUMBEST MAN ON TEH INTERNETS

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That there were people in both categories likely escapes Mr. Hoft as does the fact that many receiving benefits were children too young to be part of the labor force.

Analysis FAIL.

89 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:54:28am

re: #88 Dark_Falcon

That there were people in both categories likely escapes Mr. Hoft as does the fact that many receiving benefits were children too young to be part of the labor force.

Analysis FAIL.

Reading the methodology used to arrive at these figures (remember it’s on CNSNEWS) just boggles the mind.

90 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6:55:24am

re: #87 b.d.

The MarineCoverGate didn’t even get an opportunity to generate into a full blown freak out.

Pity.

Private Pyle! WHAT are you trying to do to my beloved Corps?

91 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:01:19am

Wingnut’s Most Beloved Meme:

92 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:02:24am

What does MAWH stand for?

93 piratedan  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:03:20am

re: #91 Vicious Babushka

Wingnut’s Most Beloved Meme:

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and farm…..

94 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:05:34am

re: #89 Vicious Babushka

Reading the methodology used to arrive at these figures (remember it’s on CNSNEWS) just boggles the mind.

They compared one quarter of people receiving benefits to yearlong full-time employment. And Hoft reports that they did that and STILL runs with his bogus headline.

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95 Flounder  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:11:22am

Awesome acoustic guitar playing. They must be good, I swear I hear three guitars. Good morning lizards, it’s Friday!

96 Flounder  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:12:23am

re: #90 Feline Fearless Leader

but I was hungry!

97 Flounder  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:40:40am

“Controversial” magazine covers, a few blasts from the past.
timesunion.com
Nekkid men are ugly (sorry)

98 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:56:29am

Finally subscribed to LGF last night. Enjoying the Newsmax.com advertisement-free access today. It’s almost as good as having two computer screens at work.

99 darthstar  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 7:56:44am
100 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:04:17am

re: #98 Bulworth

Finally subscribed to LGF last night. Enjoying the Newsmax.com advertisement-free access today. It’s almost as good as having two computer screens at work.

Subscribing is a great thing even though it means that I may never know why electric companies hate that weird looking device.

101 ausador  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:19:32am

Lol, now that is chutzpah, Rock Toppling cameraman Dave Hall had the video the Salt Lake Tribune copied from his facebook page and then put up on YouTube removed for copyright violation.

BTW, still no decision on filing any charges against either man…

102 Political Atheist  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:21:11am

re: #101 ausador

I saw the scouts gave him the boot. “Leave no trace”.

103 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:23:42am

Ann beats that guy from NC hands down. HANDS DOWN.
*PARODY*

104 ausador  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:29:40am

re: #103 Vicious Babushka

Ann beats that guy from NC hands down. HANDS DOWN.

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It is “SATIRE” (at least according to the author), Ann Coulter and the Fox hosts never actually said any of that. :(

105 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:30:14am

re: #103 Vicious Babushka

Ann beats that guy from NC hands down. HANDS DOWN.

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Last line has an update noting that it’s satire.
Sadly, though, I wouldn’t have been surprised if it was true.

106 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:30:36am

re: #103 Vicious Babushka

Genocide isn’t genocide when nations and tribes of people I don’t like are being killed.

107 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:31:45am

I like avocados.

108 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:33:41am

Don & Calum

Calum has looooonng fingers.

109 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:35:09am

Okey dokey.

Turkey will take precautions against spying, says President Gül

hurriyetdailynews.com

Are you saying you didn’t before this? Please.

110 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:36:40am
111 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:55:26am

GAH now Ben Shapiro is getting Teh Stupids from Teh Dumbest Man On Teh Internets
BEN SHAPIRO: Second Dumbest Man On Teh Internets

112 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:02:20am

It’s all about the green anyway, not any other color.

Jay Z Dragged Into Barneys Racial-Profiling Dispute

The rapper has a lucrative collection opening at the high-end store as two African-American shoppers say it mistreated them

spin.com

113 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:07:30am

Doesn’t he mean “sources”, as in plural?


Or does he actually mean criminals?

114 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:09:43am

re: #113 Justanotherhuman

Doesn’t he mean “sources”, as in plural?

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Or does he actually mean criminals?

He is referring to himself. NO ONE ELSE IS DOING TEH JOURNALISMS!!!!

115 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:13:27am

re: #114 Vicious Babushka

He is referring to himself. NO ONE ELSE IS DOING JOURNALISM!!!!

Ah, thanks! (Hit self in head with palm.)

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116 erik_t  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:16:00am

re: #113 Justanotherhuman

@ggreenbeck If European governments are happy as they claim to learn of these NSA revelations, maybe they should protect the source from persecution give the source his own television station and also a bunch of big sirens and newspapers and stuff

FTFY

117 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:20:27am

“Statement by Edward Snowden”

rally.stopwatching.us

12pm This Saturday, 10/26, in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C.
A Rally Against Mass Surveillance

With a lineup of various libertarian types proselytizing and partying.

No surprise appearances by Snowden, Greenwald or Poitras are expected—they’ve sent their surrogates since they intend to keep hiding out in foreign countries.

118 erik_t  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:22:58am

re: #117 Justanotherhuman

No surprise appearances by Snowden, Greenwald or Poitras are expected—they’ve sent their surrogates since they intend to keep hiding out in foreign countries.

Just like Martin Luther King!

119 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:27:47am

re: #117 Justanotherhuman

“Statement by Edward Snowden”

rally.stopwatching.us

12pm This Saturday, 10/26, in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C.
A Rally Against Mass Surveillance

With a lineup of various libertarian types proselytizing and partying.

No surprise appearances by Snowden, Greenwald or Poitras are expected—they’ve sent their surrogates since they intend to keep hiding out in foreign countries.

Listed as a speaker:

Lt. Dan Choi, LGBT advocate and U.S. veteran

There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Glad to see he has found a new thing to be pissed about, beats just being happy.

120 erik_t  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:29:42am

re: #119 b.d.

There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Glad to see he has found a new thing to be pissed about, beats just being happy.

One can get legitimately addicted to rage. You can’t just turn that off. Just ask, I dunno, any Republican on Earth.

121 Flounder  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:29:50am

Why is it my hound dog has to chew up my welding mask and plastic oil funnel?! What the hell. I love that little bastard but c’mon!

122 darthstar  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:30:42am

re: #113 Justanotherhuman

Doesn’t he mean “sources”, as in plural?

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Or does he actually mean criminals?

Greenwald is the source as much as Snowden is.

123 Ian G.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:34:02am

re: #103 Vicious Babushka

…the threeway love child of Anna Nicole Smith, Mr. Ed and Josef Goebbels…

OK, that required stifling a loud laugh while at work.

124 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:38:07am

It looks like everyone—everyone—failed this kid.

Ahead of sentencing, mom fears fate of boy who killed neo-Nazi father ‘looks really dim’

nbclosangeles.com

Will he ever be able to overcome his upbringing? I just can’t imagine a child being that damaged at age 10.

125 GlutenFreeJesus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:45:48am

According to GG and all his useful idiots, the US is the only country in the world that spies.

126 Justanotherhuman  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:47:55am

About time. Our friends have always deserved better.

FDA proposes strict new safety rules for animal food

nbcnews.com

127 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:47:55am

re: #125 GlutenFreeJesus

According to GG and all his useful idiots, the US is the only country in the world that spies.

If other countries spy, it’s only because they have to defend themselves against teh eebil spying of U.S. And Israel which is the only other country besides the U.S. that spies.

128 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:49:59am

LOLWUT

129 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:53:28am

If it turned out that some country was listening to the president’s phone calls there would be an outrage to stop all outrage at our security people and a demand for a hack proof phone.

I don’t think that we would whine and tell the meanies to stop listening to us.

130 GlutenFreeJesus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:53:45am

re: #128 Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

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Like he has any room to talk about transparency.

131 erik_t  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:54:36am

re: #130 GlutenFreeJesus

Like he has any room to talk about transparency.

Well, we can see right through him. His true motives and beliefs are obvious to anyone who is paying attention.

Transparency!

132 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:55:41am

Douchebag customer refuses to tip waiter because he’s gay

Here’s what was reportedly written on the credit card slip:

Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Fags do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD’s love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you.

This sounds over-the-top until you remember that hey, Kansas is the home of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group that uses similar rhetoric.

The waiter himself hasn’t come forward and talked to the media, but the customers’ message spread through social media sites. Supporters have been visiting the restaurant, asking to be seated in the waiter’s area, and giving him extra tips.

Whoever the jerk of a customer was, he obviously has no freaking clue about what the Bible says or what Jesus taught.

133 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:56:51am
134 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:57:05am

re: #128 Vicious Babushka

One regret about the end of the Shutdown: Dudebros touting Snowden and NSA paranoia started tweeting again.

135 ausador  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:57:16am

Something here just aint right…

Youtube Video

If the ride had stopped and the lap bars were unlatched then the safety interlocks should have prevented the ride from starting back up. But apparently the ride simply started back up as people were trying to get off even though the restraints were not in the locked position. Even if the control operator made an error and mistakenly hit the wrong button, it still should not have been able to start.

One of the five injured was one of the ride’s operators who was helping people out of the restraints. This ride has a metal mechanically operated shoulder/lap bar that comes down over the typical foam padded over the shoulder restraints to doubly lock them into place. The metal lap bar releases automatically when the ride ends but the foam padded harness still has to be manually lifted by the rider or one of the operators to exit the ride.

The ride is supposedly inspected three times a day by the N.C. dept. of labor inspectors. On Monday a faulty safety switch on one of the lap bars caused the ride to be shut down until it was repaired and re-inspected.

Hmm…

136 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:57:29am

re: #127 Vicious Babushka

If we would stop spying everyone else would stop spying. //

137 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:59:05am

re: #134 Bulworth

One regret about the end of the Shutdown: Dudebros touting Snowden and NSA paranoia started tweeting again.

They always were, just during the Shutdown nobody was paying any attention to them.

138 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:59:16am

HHS has announced it plans to have healthcare.gov all fixed up by the end of November. At that time, Dick Cheney will emerge on TV to whine about Obama “spiking the football” and taking a “victory tour”.

139 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:08:14am
140 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:10:20am
141 ObserverArt  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:12:28am

I haven’t been able to access my att/yahoo email today. This is a very large tech company and it is broken. it’s been down all morning and I am awaiting some info that will help my WordPress store set up I am working on.

Should I call Joe Barton and some of the other tech savvy Republicans and see if they can fix this?

Or is this hopeless and it will occur from time to time as long as Obama is president?

/

142 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:13:22am

re: #141 ObserverArt

I haven’t been able to access my att/yahoo email today. This is a very large tech company and it is broken. it’s been down all morning and I am awaiting some info that will help my WordPress store set up I am working on.

Should I call Joe Barton and some of the other tech savvy Republicans and see if they can fix this?

Or is this hopeless and it will occur from time to time as long as Obama is president?

/

Are you trying to access Yahoo mail on your smartphone?

143 blueraven  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:13:34am

re: #140 Eclectic Cyborg

This is fantastic.

DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGBOOM

144 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:15:48am

re: #143 blueraven

DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGBOOM

[ calmly adjusts tie ]

145 ObserverArt  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:15:57am

re: #142 Vicious Babushka

Are you trying to access Yahoo mail on your smartphone?

No, through my computer system.

146 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:16:49am

re: #138 Bulworth

HHS has announced it plans to have healthcare.gov all fixed up by the end of November. At that time, Dick Cheney will emerge on TV to whine about Obama “spiking the football” and taking a “victory tour”.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS BRAGGING AGAIN, HAVE THEY NO SHAME. What do you think, Newt Gingrich?

147 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:17:01am

I’ve been using Yahoo mail for a long time now, this is the first outage I can recall, it’s usually pretty stable.

148 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:17:35am

re: #145 ObserverArt

No, through my computer system.

I’m not having any problems with Yahoo mail on my PC, but yesterday the smartphone email app stopped working. I deleted the Yahoo account from the email app and downloaded the Yahoo mail specific app.

149 Witches BaBOOshka  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:18:06am

Yahoo email working fine here.

150 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:18:20am

re: #132 Eclectic Cyborg

Douchebag customer refuses to tip waiter because he’s gay

Whoever the jerk of a customer was, he obviously has no freaking clue about what the Bible says or what Jesus taught.

Hell if I ever went there, I’d double my usual tip. What a fucked up thing to do.

151 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:18:20am

re: #141 ObserverArt

I’m able to access it. No problems.

152 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:19:02am

re: #149 Vicious Babushka

Yahoo email working fine here.

Same here. I use Yahoo for all my work related stuff and it’s working good here.

153 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:20:29am

re: #146 HappyWarrior

All the people signing up are getting Medicaid!!111

I noticed that meme come up this morning on my Twitters feed from CBS News. I expect it to be the main object of derision when the website’s problems are reduced.

154 ericblair  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:20:33am

re: #138 Bulworth

HHS has announced it plans to have healthcare.gov all fixed up by the end of November. At that time, Dick Cheney will emerge on TV to whine about Obama “spiking the football” and taking a “victory tour”.

If they really want to stick the knife in, they’ll thank Congress for its help with the investigation to get Obamacare up and running at 100%.

155 Ian G.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:20:43am

re: #132 Eclectic Cyborg

Douchebag customer refuses to tip waiter because he’s gay

Whoever the jerk of a customer was, he obviously has no freaking clue about what the Bible says or what Jesus taught.

That sucks. On the plus side, some people are good guys who tip really, really well.

156 GeneJockey  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:20:47am

re: #132 Eclectic Cyborg

Douchebag customer refuses to tip waiter because he’s gay

Whoever the jerk of a customer was, he obviously has no freaking clue about what the Bible says or what Jesus taught.

One can only hope the customer is identified, and that identity spreads to the wait staffs of all the restaurants he/she frequents.

Never mess with the people who handle your food.

157 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:26:08am

re: #156 GeneJockey

Meet the next Joe The Plumber, anti-gay True Christian victim of persecution.

158 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:26:17am

re: #155 Ian G.

That sucks. On the plus side, some people are good guys who tip really, really well.

Yeah I heard about that. Good on Hali.

159 ObserverArt  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:27:17am

re: #152 HappyWarrior

Same here. I use Yahoo for all my work related stuff and it’s working good here.

Is there a difference in ATT Yahoo accounts and Yahoo mail accounts?

Mine is definitely through ATT as it is part of my ATT Internet package that I’ve had for about 10 years.

I’m getting this message:

We’re sorry, but att.net Mail can’t load due to a temporary error. You can try back again shortly, or visit our help pages for ways to troubleshoot the issue.
Temporary error: 19

It has hiccuped a couple times in the past, but this is the first time it has been down this long. It’s no biggie…just strange.

160 Bulworth  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:27:32am

If we tour down the Pentagon, Langley, and disbanded the NSA every other country would do the same. //

161 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:28:49am

I do always get a kick out of when they talk about the “homosexual lifestyle.” If these people just worried about their own lives and not others then we all would be a little better off.

162 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:30:09am

re: #159 ObserverArt

Is there a difference in ATT Yahoo accounts and Yahoo mail accounts?

Mine is definitely through ATT as it is part of my ATT Internet package that I’ve had for about 10 years.

I’m getting this message:

It has hiccuped a couple times in the past, but this is the first time it has been down this long. It’s no biggie…just strange.

Not sure.

163 jaunte  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:30:35am


164 GlutenFreeJesus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:31:55am

Oh Netflix, how I love to loathe you. When you’re not working as you should be, you make it impossible to report any issues. Streaming is down. Your website is down. But don’t worry. I’ll keep refreshing until I can demand you credit my account for the downtime.

165 GlutenFreeJesus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:33:15am

re: #163 jaunte

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166 HappyWarrior  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:33:29am

re: #163 jaunte

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Yeah internet bugs = disasters where people actually died. It’s really rich hearing people who shut the government down over this legislation complaining about problems with a website when they did everythign to sabotage it. This kind of thing happens in the private sector all the fucking time.

167 Single-handed sailor  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:34:09am

Breaking News: 7.3 Earthquake off the coast of Fukushima…

168 Ian G.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:35:27am

re: #164 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh Netflix, how I love to loathe you. When you’re not working as you should be, you make it impossible to report any issues. Streaming is down. Your website is down. But don’t worry. I’ll keep refreshing until I can demand you credit my account for the downtime.

ITZ OBAMAKARE’S FAULT!!!111

169 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:37:21am

re: #163 jaunte

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The Hindenburg made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in 1936, its first and only full year of service, with ten trips to the United States and seven to Brazil.

170 calochortus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:38:18am

re: #169 b.d.

Details, details.

171 klys  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:39:16am

re: #167 Single-handed sailor

Breaking News: 7.3 Earthquake off the coast of Fukushima…

It’s 231 miles off the coast; from what I’ve been able to find so far, there are some local tsunami warnings but in the 1-2 meter range.

The real question becomes how much work has gotten done on repairing the tsunami barriers in those areas, although another question is also how many people are there to be affected. It’s worth remembering that the Japanese are far more used to events of that magnitude than we are, both in terms of earthquake and in terms of tsunamis.

172 Timothy Watson  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:39:46am

You’re being really subtle here Townhall.com (note the picture of Bloomberg at the top):
townhall.com

It’s a legit picture, by why on God’s green Earth would you use it on a blog post?
news.yahoo.com

173 b.d.  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:40:20am

re: #170 calochortus

Details, details.

My father, as a young child, saw one of the successful landings in Lakehurst

174 ausador  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:40:58am

re: #167 Single-handed sailor

Breaking News: 7.3 Earthquake off the coast of Fukushima…

Youtube Video

176 GlutenFreeJesus  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:43:07am

If I was Shima, I’d be pissed too, always hearing Fuku.

177 CuriousLurker  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:57:40am

re: #172 Timothy Watson

You’re being really subtle here Townhall.com (note the picture of Bloomberg at the top):
townhall.com

It’s a legit picture, by why on God’s green Earth would you use it on a blog post?
news.yahoo.com

My best guess would be:

1. The Star of David on the flag in the background reminds people he’s Jewish, which is a bad thing for some people.

2. The star is red instead of the usual blue, so it’s reminiscent of the post-WWII McCarthyism/Red Scare that targeted many Jews involved in the movie industry.

3. The flag with the red star is in front of the U.S. flag, which could be intended to imply suspect loyalties

178 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:04:12am

This is in the heart of Mexico City:

179 klys  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:05:38am

re: #178 wrenchwench

We did not get to do the canal on our last trip, and I don’t know when we’re going to get to go again, but I wish we had.

180 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:05:52am

re: #167 Single-handed sailor

Breaking News: 7.3 Earthquake off the coast of Fukushima…

Please tell me you’re kidding.

181 klys  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:06:54am

re: #180 Dr Lizardo

Please tell me you’re kidding.

Sadly, he’s not. Updates upstairs, but Japan’s Meteorological Agency put out a tsunami advisory (0.2 - 1 m) for the Tohoku region.

182 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:08:32am

re: #181 klys

Sadly, he’s not. Updates upstairs, but Japan’s Meteorological Agency put out a tsunami advisory (0.2 - 1 m) for the Tohoku region.

Well, poop. Hopefully, nothing headed for the Fukushima plant.

183 klys  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:11:22am

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

Well, poop. Hopefully, nothing headed for the Fukushima plant.

It is in that region, but I suspect that they’ve worked to repair the tsunami barriers, which have worked fine for this class of event before. The tsunami 2 years ago was orders of magnitude larger and not something the barriers were able to cope with. I’m more worried about shake damage to the temporary holding tanks, although it sounds like the ground movement in those areas was not terribly strong.

184 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:17:07am

re: #183 klys

It is in that region, but I suspect that they’ve worked to repair the tsunami barriers, which have worked fine for this class of event before. The tsunami 2 years ago was orders of magnitude larger and not something the barriers were able to cope with. I’m more worried about shake damage to the temporary holding tanks, although it sounds like the ground movement in those areas was not terribly strong.

Well, that’s good to hear. The last thing I’d ever want to hear is that the eastern coast of Japan has become an uninhabitable nuclear wasteland.

185 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:20:03am

re: #179 klys

We did not get to do the canal on our last trip, and I don’t know when we’re going to get to go again, but I wish we had.

I was there in 1979. I was sick as a dog the whole time we were in Mexico City. I slept in the sun on one of those colorful barges that ply the waters. Ate a roasted ear of corn bought from a woman on another boat. Listened to the Mariachis. Then the group (from my college) moved on to the National Autonomous University of Mexico. I slept on the lawn there.

A few days later, me and one guy hitchhiked from Cuernavaca to Acapulco. That’s one of those things that I would never do again, but it was great.

186 lawhawk  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:20:34am

re: #165 GlutenFreeJesus

187 CuriousLurker  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:48:29am

re: #185 wrenchwench

Ha! You & I were in Mexico City the same year. I wonder if our paths ever crossed? How weird/cool would that be, heh? I was there during the rainy season—I think it was August.

188 klys  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:50:02am

re: #185 wrenchwench

I was there in 1979. I was sick as a dog the whole time we were in Mexico City. I slept in the sun on one of those colorful barges that ply the waters. Ate a roasted ear of corn bought from a woman on another boat. Listened to the Mariachis. Then the group (from my college) moved on to the National Autonomous University of Mexico. I slept on the lawn there.

A few days later, me and one guy hitchhiked from Cuernavaca to Acapulco. That’s one of those things that I would never do again, but it was great.

My Mexico trip (first international trip with the now-husband! and only I spoke Spanish) resulted in a bout of salmonella, which started in San Miguel de Allende. Much of our time in Mexico City was spent recovering and doing what we could.

So I can totally sympathize.

189 wrenchwench  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:13:09pm

re: #187 CuriousLurker

I was there in January. Pretty close though!

re: #188 klys

My Mexico trip (first international trip with the now-husband! and only I spoke Spanish) resulted in a bout of salmonella, which started in San Miguel de Allende. Much of our time in Mexico City was spent recovering and doing what we could.

So I can totally sympathize.

I was there for a month, and only terribly sick for about three days. Saw Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Cuernavaca, Acapulco, and spent the last week in thatched huts on the beach in Zihuatanejo, before the airport was built in Ixtapa.

Took a second-class train from Mexicali to Guadalajara because we missed the first class train we were supposed to catch. 36 hours instead of 12. That was a great introduction to being a resilient traveler.

On the way back, I noticed that I could understand the Spanish being spoken more easily the farther north I went.

190 worknhard  Fri, Oct 25, 2013 9:41:42pm

Excellent


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