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1 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:04:41pm

Sometimes you just have to move there.

2 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:09:18pm

Very nice!

That one above was somewhere on the Arizona side of the California border, off Highway 10, in no-man’s land.

3 thedopefishlives  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:13:30pm

Tonight’s sunset in the wild north country was similarly striking. I wish I had had the presence of mind to photograph it. I love this country and I will never, ever leave the Midwest.

4 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:15:07pm
5 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:15:33pm

I only have a sunrise here that I took in Miami Beach.

6 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:18:28pm
7 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:18:44pm

Another earthquake in CA?

8 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:21:22pm

re: #7 Gus

Another earthquake in CA?

Didn’t feel it here.

9 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:21:44pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Didn’t feel it here.

Probably from earlier.

10 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:22:22pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Didn’t feel it here.

Event Deleted

11 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:25:46pm
12 thedopefishlives  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:30:36pm

re: #11 Gus

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No X’s carved in that tarmac.

13 Decatur Deb  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:31:26pm

Superb Thumper Porn—SR500 at night

Vimeo

(Just hit Vimeo)

14 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:31:58pm

re: #12 thedopefishlives

No X’s carved in that tarmac.

No landing on taxiway!

15 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:33:08pm

re: #11 Gus

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That yellow plane looks kinda like a Japanese Zero.

16 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:33:30pm
17 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:33:35pm

The kind and wise custodians of the Getty estate have given us a great gift with the ability to embed their huge library of photos.

You can almost always find a photo at gettyimages.com that will make your LGF Page look more polished and professional. Don’t forget about this incredible resource, folks.

18 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:34:08pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

That yellow plane looks kinda like a Japanese Zero.

Probably a Texan.

19 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:35:02pm
20 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:35:31pm
21 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:36:11pm

re: #18 Gus

Probably a Texan.

Still, best to be sure we’re not being invaded. We should have that taxiway hit with cluster-bombs.

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22 Kilroy01  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:38:34pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

Yak.. most likely a Yak-52 (best guess with the low resolution)

23 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:39:54pm

re: #22 Kilroy01

Yak.. most likely a Yak-52 (best guess with the low resolution)

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Russians. In that case we’d better nuke the taxiway from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

24 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:45:23pm

Noobs are so cute. Commenting on a news site does not equal blogging!

25 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:45:24pm
26 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:47:22pm

When I got my engineering degree I was going to treat myself by learning how to fly. But it was right after 9/11 and they were getting crazy with restriction talk so I dropped it from the itinerary.

27 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:49:35pm

More Creationist herpty derp about Cosmos not giving them equal time:

28 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:52:11pm
29 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:52:31pm

30 dog philosopher  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:52:33pm

off the road is not all i intend to pull

32 dog philosopher  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:53:51pm

re: #25 Gus

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everybody just sits around on this blog yakking

33 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:54:06pm
34 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:54:23pm

Heh.

35 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:54:25pm

re: #32 dog philosopher

everybody just sits around on this blog yakking

Don’t talk back!

36 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:54:41pm

Trying to inbed tweet from iPad. I thought you cut n pasted a tweet n got rid of mobile before twitter… Not working for me now. I forgot

37 EPR-radar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:55:11pm

re: #27 Lidane

Of course there is nothing “unbalanced” about excluding creationism from a scientific presentation.

Other things properly excluded from such presentations include, but are not limited to:

1) astrology
2) divination by reading animal entrails
3) theology of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and
4) personal testimony from the sign waving lunatic living in a dumpster.

38 steve_davis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:55:12pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

It’s been so long since I’ve tried this I can’t even remember where the short link is on the Flickr page, but here goes:

flickr.com

39 The Ghost of a Flea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:55:27pm

re: #27 Lidane

More Creationist herpty derp about Cosmos not giving them equal time:

My cable box provides me with at least 3 channels of full-time religious programming. Running 24 hours a day. And a smattering of Sunday sermons on various other channel numbers.

Equal time?

40 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:55:48pm

re: #34 Lidane

Heh.

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That’s what I was trying to inbed. Good job haha

41 jaunte  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:55:53pm

re: #35 Gus

Don’t talk back!

42 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:56:10pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

That yellow plane looks kinda like a Japanese Zero.

That’s why a whole lot of Texan’s have been dressed up as Zeros for Hollywood.

43 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:56:27pm

re: #33 Gus

Getting frisky in here!

*dabs forehead

44 jaunte  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:56:29pm

(Laundromat, Mariposa, CA)

45 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:57:20pm

re: #43 Amory Blaine

Getting frisky in here!

*dabs forehead

Getty Image

46 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:58:27pm

re: #45 Gus

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Purple chest

47 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 6:59:06pm

Oops. Failed again

48 Kilroy01  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:00:29pm

Tom (Pre-Magnum PI)

Trading a 308 for a Thompson in the movie Midway

49 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:01:55pm

re: #45 Gus

Oh my!

(In my best George Takei voice)

50 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:02:24pm

re: #33 Gus

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Gotta admit I always liked that show. Especially Hillerman. Selleck’s character was more interesting than most TV characters and it was usually decently written (not up to Rockford standards but close) but Hillerman’s portrayal Jonathan Quayle Higgins III was what really made the show shine in the wasteland of network TV.

51 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:03:52pm

re: #48 Kilroy01

Tom (Pre-Magnum PI)

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Trading a 308 for a Thompson in the movie Midway

Lance White in the Rockford Files.

52 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:10:05pm

I liked Quincy. I wanted to be that doctor that lived in the hospital parking lot in his RV when I was a kid.

53 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:10:18pm

re: #50 William Barnett-Lewis

Gotta admit I always liked that show. Especially Hillerman. Selleck’s character was more interesting than most TV characters and it was usually decently written (not up to Rockford standards but close) but Hillerman’s portrayal Jonathan Quayle Higgins III was what really made the show shine in the wasteland of network TV.

Yeah, there were so many things that were combined to make a great series. Beginning with Bellisario, the music by Mike Post and others. The cast. Higgins. Living in a huge estate right off a Hawaiian beach. Magnum’s humor. The helicopter scenes. The red Ferrari. Murder and intrigue and he got paid more than $200 a day plus expenses. The Vietnam stuff got a little intense.

54 Kilroy01  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:11:57pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I thought he lived a yacht that never moved.

55 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:12:10pm

re: #41 jaunte

56 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:12:24pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I liked Quincy. I wanted to be that doctor that lived in the hospital parking lot in his RV when I was a kid.

I think VB’s bro in law does that.

57 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:12:58pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I am in error that was Trapper John MD.

58 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:13:53pm
59 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:18:12pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I liked Quincy. I wanted to be that doctor that lived in the hospital parking lot in his RV when I was a kid.

I thought that was Trapper John M.D.

60 Stanley Sea  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:18:39pm

Embedding mobile tweets on iPad? Anyone? Gracias

61 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:19:36pm
62 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:22:30pm

re: #25 Gus

Is that the original Yak 52?

63 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:25:27pm

re: #62 Political Atheist

Is that the original Yak 52?

Damn hippie needs a haircut!

64 TedStriker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:26:39pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I liked Quincy. I wanted to be that doctor that lived in the hospital parking lot in his RV when I was a kid.

re: #57 Amory Blaine

I am in error that was Trapper John MD.

re: #59 Lidane

I thought that was Trapper John M.D.

Trapper John, M.D. and Quincy, M.E. were both good shows, from what I remember of them (I was but a wee child when both were in first run).

65 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:28:07pm

Your daily cuteness allowance:

Watch this baby gorilla see Mom for the first time since birth

A baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo saw its family for the first time since birth.

The little gorilla was born March 12 via a rare emergency cesarean section. It then contracted pneumonia, but was well enough to take its first trip out of the veterinary hospital to meet other members of the gorilla troop, including mother Imani.

The re-introduction will take time, and it may be a bit before the baby physically goes back to its mother. Keepers held onto the baby and let troop members come see her through a protective barrier early Friday morning.

Youtube Video

66 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:29:10pm
67 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:29:54pm

re: #64 TedStriker

Trapper John, M.D. and Quincy, M.E. were both good shows, from what I remember of them (I but a wee child when both were in first run).

My father who still works as an assistant to the Path docs (“Sam”) in my hometown couldn’t stand Quincy. A decade later as a computer professional watching computer garbage on TV I could fully sympathize…

68 Kragar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:31:36pm

re: #67 William Barnett-Lewis

My father who still works as an assistant to the Path docs (“Sam”) in my hometown couldn’t stand Quincy. A decade later as a computer professional watching computer garbage on TV I could fully sympathize…

My kids didn’t know why I stopped watching a show when the computer “expert” started reading off his IP address.

“278.312.78.519”

GAH!

69 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:34:16pm

Pernell Roberts

70 Kilroy01  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:35:49pm

re: #69 Gus

I don’t know him from Adam

71 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:37:49pm

re: #70 Kilroy01

I don’t know him from Adam

Youtube Video

72 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:38:33pm

Wait wrong one.

Anywho. He was in Gunsmoke and Trapper John, MD.

73 Single-handed sailor  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:39:00pm

I prefer IPs in the original Latin.

C0:A8:01:64

74 Kilroy01  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:39:44pm

re: #72 Gus

Close..

Youtube Video

75 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:41:40pm

NRA moves to new arena in fight over surgeon general

In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory, expanding its campaign to a post that has no direct power to regulate guns.

President Obama’s nominee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, a Massachusetts internist and former emergency room doctor, has called for more stringent gun laws. But he also testified at his Senate confirmation hearing last month that he would not use the surgeon general’s office as a bully pulpit to push for them.

The NRA, though, has pledged to block his appointment, arguing that it reflects the Obama administration’s intent to extend the gun control debate to new arenas.

“Gun owners in this country don’t have a guarantee that this surgeon general will not engage the gun issue,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said.
The lobby’s new move could help keep the volatile issue alive in an election year when Democrats hope it will disappear because it could hurt moderate senators in competitive races.

Some political analysts who closely watch the influential organization suggest that the NRA’s stance also reflects an organization that needs such high-profile skirmishes to keep its more than 5 million members energized and that is increasingly pushed to compete with smaller firearm groups that are farther to the right.

[…]

Just what we need - the Overton Window working on gun fetishists.

76 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:45:32pm
77 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:47:53pm

Neil Young - Four Strong Winds

Youtube Video

78 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:48:25pm
79 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:48:51pm
The new documentary Anita, with the advantage of two decades of distance and unprecedented access to its subject, aims to cut through the controversy to give an intimate portrait of the woman who was at the center of the maelstrom.

“Even with 22 years hindsight, it seem surreal,” Hill tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The kind of things that were being said by the senators — the idea that they had never heard of sexual harassment, that people that do these types of things were monsters and certainly not anybody they knew.”

“Then there were all the things about the myths about being scorned and the complete misinformation about the problem,” she continues. “Based on what’s happened over the last 22 years, I think that’s why it seems so bizarre that our elected officials, who are supposed to be somewhat informed, were able to say those things.”

It’s time we put aside any notion that Thomas was anything but a serial harasser of women:

To McEwen, Hill’s allegations that Thomas had pressed her for dates and made lurid sexual references rang familiar.

“He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners,” McEwen said matter-of-factly. “It was a hobby of his.”

“He was obsessed with porn,” she said of Thomas, who is now 63. “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting.”

McEwen added that she had no problem with Thomas’s interests, although she found pornography to be “boring.”

According to McEwen, Thomas would also tell her about women he encountered at work. He was partial to women with large breasts, she said. In an instance at work, Thomas was so impressed that he asked one woman her bra size, McEwen recalled him telling her.

However bizarre they may seem, McEwen’s recollections resemble accounts shared by other women that swirled around the Thomas confirmation.

Angela Wright, who in 1984 worked as public affairs director at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which polices sexual harassment claims — during Thomas’s long tenure as chairman, shared similar accounts with Senate investigators.

Once, when walking into an EEOC seminar with Thomas, he asked her, “What size are your breasts?” according to the transcript of her Senate interview.

Her story was corroborated by a former EEOC speechwriter, who told investigators that Wright had become increasingly uneasy around Thomas because of his comments about her appearance.

80 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:49:04pm

81 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:29pm

Young chemists in our modern world:

Georgetown Student Charged with Having Ricin

A 19-year-old Georgetown University student told investigators that he learned how to manufacture ricin by researching on the Internet on his iPhone, then bought the needed materials at Home Depot and a plant store, according to court documents.

Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda, Md., has been charged with possession of a biological toxin — a federal offense — after he told his residential adviser about the powdery substance earlier this week.

The university said there was no immediate danger to students, but the ricin was strong enough to be lethal if inhaled or injected, according to the charging documents. Milzman told investigators he wore a mask while making the powder.

Authorities were called to McCarthy Hall in the 3700 block of O Street NW early Tuesday morning after Milzman showed his RA the ricin. He had kept the powder in a plastic bag and sealed it with hockey tape, the charging documents said.

[…]

Kids these days.

82 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:50:43pm

re: #57 Amory Blaine

I am in error that was Trapper John MD.

George Alonzo “Gonzo” Gates, played by Gregory Harrison.

83 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:52:10pm

Peter Paul and Mary - 500 Miles

Youtube Video

84 wheat-dogghazi  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:53:50pm

I prepared a list of top American TV shows for my Chinese students to check out. Rather than trust my memory and personal bias, I did some research,

Magnum PI was one of the shows mentioned as top notch, for its writing and acting, and for the realistic portrayal of Vietnam vets.

adweek.com

85 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:55:43pm

The desert Southwest has sunsets like nowhere else I’ve ever seen. I’ve always found the Petrified Forest fascinating. I mean you’re standing there in the presence of rocks that used to be living trees, trees that lived next to dinosaurs.

Geologically how old are these trees? Isotopic geological data and other dating methods give dates from the youngest layers of the Black Forest Bed about 211 million years ago to the oldest Blue Mesa layers at about 218 million years ago.

How freaking awesome is it that you—a human who in the greater scheme of things has a miniscule lifespan—can reach out and touch something with that kind of history and connect with it on some level?

Getty Image

Getty Image

Getty Image

86 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:56:12pm

I loved the first season of Tour of Duty.

87 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:59:09pm

Gordon Lightfoot - Early Morning Rain

Youtube Video

88 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:59:29pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

The desert Southwest has sunsets like nowhere else I’ve ever seen. I’ve always found the Petrified Forest fascinating. I mean you’re standing there in the presence of rocks that used to be living trees, trees that lived next to dinosaurs.

How freaking awesome is it that you—a human who in the greater scheme of things has a miniscule lifespan—can reach out and touch something with that kind of history and connect with it on some level?

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I’ve been looking at the Getty pics tonight but they all have watermarks on them with prices. Where are the free ones?

89 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:03:23pm

re: #75 freetoken

NRA moves to new arena in fight over surgeon general

Just what we need - the Overton Window working on gun fetishists.

The NRA has had to smack down a large number of conspiracy theories in the last couple years and over time that makes enemies because of people who think “Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” and who cannot accept that the ‘smoke’ is just brain farts from lunatics.

That said, all the NRA has is Murthy’s word he won’t try to push an anti-gun agenda and its easy to argue they should not take it.

Lastly, getting the Senate to block Murthy helps showcase the NRA’s power, drives a wedge between Obama and a number of Democratic senators, and hands Obama a visible defeat in the blocking of his second appointee without a filibuster.

90 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:05:30pm

They all landed in the sea. No word on what they were aimed at.

91 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:06:16pm

re: #88 NJDhockeyfan

I’ve been looking at the Getty pics tonight but they all have watermarks on them with prices. Where are the free ones?

When you hover over the thumbnail and the larger image pops up, look to see if it has a button with the embed symbol on it: < / >

If it does, then you can just click on that and it’ll give you the code you can post into your comment.

92 dog philosopher  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:07:38pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

brain farts from lunatics

i would go to see this movie

93 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:07:39pm
94 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:08:15pm

re: #86 Amory Blaine

I loved the first season of Tour of Duty.

A good show that ultimately got screwed by the network.

95 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:09:29pm
96 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:10:12pm
97 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:10:20pm

If you want to know about the wealthy, you need some data on them. The following is making the rounds on the internet, from Vanguard:

Today’s affluent investors: insights and opportunities

I find most interesting pages 12, 13, and 16.

98 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:10:34pm

re: #90 NJDhockeyfan

Heh, that reminds me of a list I was reading earlier today:

29. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

It was followed by a map of Eurasia showing Russia in between them.

99 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:13:21pm

re: #91 CuriousLurker

When you hover over the thumbnail and the larger image pops up, look to see if it has a button with the embed symbol on it: < / >

If it does, then you can just click on that and it’ll give you the code you can post into your comment.

What about on an iPad?

100 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:13:50pm

I know we here have mocked Stephen Baldwin for being an obnoxious Creationist, and something of a fundie. It turns out at least one of his daughters isn’t following that path, but Freetoken may have something to say about the path she’s on.

101 EPR-radar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:14:43pm

re: #68 Kragar

My kids didn’t know why I stopped watching a show when the computer “expert” started reading off his IP address.

“278.312.78.519”

GAH!

My biggest pet peeve along these lines is the ludicrous chess scene in Blade Runner (cyborg kibitzes a chess position and spots a queen sacrifice that leads to checkmate in 2 moves, and helpfully lets the human player know of this).

Sorry, chess does not work like that. Such a position only occurs as a result of a combination by the human player the whole point of which was to set up the sacrificial checkmate. In other words, anyone capable of getting to that position would have no difficulty at all in seeing the sacrificial finale.

102 Ming  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:14:59pm

re: #76 Gus

I read a book about Sharon Tate called Restless Souls, written by family members. It was an excellent book. It’s awesome what a loving family she had. Of course, they were beyond devastated by this tragedy.

103 Single-handed sailor  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:15:56pm

Lobo - Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend

Youtube Video

104 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:16:01pm

re: #99 NJDhockeyfan

What about on an iPad?

I dunno—is Getty’s behavior different on an iPad? I rarely use mine for surfing.

105 EPR-radar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:17:00pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Even since I first learned of it, I’ve been delighted by the fact that just about everything on earth (i.e. all elements heavier than Helium) were formed in stars that exploded before the formation of our solar system.

106 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:18:14pm

I’m pretty sure I need popcorn. Yep, definitely need popcorn.

*wanders away to kitchen…*

107 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:21:13pm

re: #104 CuriousLurker

I dunno—is Getty’s behavior different on an iPad? I rarely use mine for surfing.

If you hover over the picture you only have 2 chooses, copy or save image.

108 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:21:49pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

Even since I first learned of it, I’ve been delighted by the fact that just about everything on earth (i.e. all elements heavier than Helium) were formed in stars that exploded before the formation of our solar system.

Heh, I’d totally forgotten about that. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

Youtube Video

Youtube Video

109 dog philosopher  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:22:24pm

re: #98 CuriousLurker

Heh, that reminds me of a list I was reading earlier today:

It was followed by a map of Eurasia showing Russia in between them.

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

that explains a lot

110 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:22:55pm

re: #100 Dark_Falcon

Oh yes, the great American hedonism blowout, otherwise known as the Jenner-Kardashian clan.

It’s the ultimate expression in “celebrity” as a virtual element in our universe, where there is no such thing as “too banal”.

111 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:24:33pm

re: #107 NJDhockeyfan

If you hover over the picture you only have 2 chooses, copy or save image.

Hmm, I don’t know. My iPad is dead right now and needs to be recharged. I’ll check it out later/tomorrow and let you know if I can figure it out.

112 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:25:05pm

re: #109 dog philosopher

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

that explains a lot

LOL, indeed it does!

113 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:25:36pm

Test

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{colortbl;red255green255blue255;red26green26blue26;red255green255blue255;}
deftab720
pardpardeftab720sl360partightenfactor0

f0fs28 cf2 cb3 expnd0expndtw0kerning0
outl0strokewidth0 strokec2 Getty Image}

114 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:26:00pm

re: #110 freetoken

Oh yes, the great American hedonism blowout, otherwise known as the Jenner-Kardashian clan.

It’s the ultimate expression in “celebrity” as a virtual element in our universe, where there is no such thing as “too banal”.

Still, “media obsessed model” provides better visuals than “solemn fundie” and is a less obnoxious while being far less dangerous.

115 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:26:20pm

re: #113 NJDhockeyfan

HTML Gone Wild.

116 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:26:25pm

I’m half way there

117 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:27:05pm

re: #113 NJDhockeyfan

Hmm, looks like a coding issue. You’d probably best ask Charles about that.

118 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:28:17pm
119 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:28:31pm

Test

{rtf1ansiansicpg1252
{fonttblf0fnilfcharset0 HelveticaNeue;}
{colortbl;red255green255blue255;red26green26blue26;red255green255blue255;}
deftab720
pardpardeftab720sl360partightenfactor0

f0fs28 cf2 cb3 expnd0expndtw0kerning0
outl0strokewidth0 strokec2 Getty Image}

120 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:29:19pm

re: #119 NJDhockeyfan

In copying the embed, you are probably leaving something out.

121 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:29:52pm

re: #116 NJDhockeyfan

I’m half way there

Me too. I’ve got two of the four minis I still needed to paint done. 2 more and I’m ready for tomorrow.

122 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:30:04pm

Why alarm clocks ought to be outlawed:

Scientists: Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage

123 CuriousLurker  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:31:12pm

re: #119 NJDhockeyfan

Wow, those mountains are incredible.

Going to make my popcorn (again //).

124 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:31:15pm

re: #120 freetoken

In copying the embed, you are probably leaving something out.

When I paste it there is a lot of space in parts of it. I’ll put it all together next time and see what happens.

125 jaunte  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:32:40pm
126 Backwoods_Sleuth  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:32:45pm
127 EPR-radar  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:32:53pm

re: #108 CuriousLurker

There’s an interesting corollary to the ‘we are star stuff’ story.

It turn out that the light elements (i.e., Iron and the lighter elements) form in massive stars as they age and can be spread out into interstellar dust clouds when the stars go supernova (i.e., explode).

Elements heavier than iron do not form within massive stars as part of normal stellar nuclear reactions. Instead, these elements are formed in the extreme conditions of the supernova itself.

So the atoms in that gold ring were literally created in the instants of one or more supernova explosions.

128 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:34:11pm

A German designed training center has been put on hold. Despite that, just the fact that one was planned to be built by Rheinmetall made me think “Everything old is new again.”

129 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:34:18pm

re: #122 freetoken

Why alarm clocks ought to be outlawed:

Scientists: Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage

OTOH, I’m seeing this on Facebook now:

They have a website for it too. This is either an elaborate early April Fool’s Day joke or the single greatest marketing idea I’ve heard in a while.

130 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:35:25pm

re: #123 CuriousLurker

Wow, those mountains are incredible.

Going to make my popcorn (again //).

That would be the Blue Ridge Mountains. The picture in #113 is Afton Mountain where I used to live. Beautiful, isn’t it?

131 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:43:06pm
132 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:44:37pm

UVA played like shit in the first half and were down by 10. With 5 minutes left they are up by 10.

133 kirkspencer  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:46:22pm

re: #129 Lidane

OTOH, I’m seeing this on Facebook now:

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They have a website for it too. This is either an elaborate early April Fool’s Day joke or the single greatest marketing idea I’ve heard in a while.

It’s legit.

Not so sure it’s a winner in the long run. Seriously, you wake up in the morning and your stomach is demanding bacon - whatcha gonna do? (That assumes the bacon odor it produces is accurate. If it’s off a bit, well, there are a lot of mind games based on playing with the subconscious.)

134 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:47:21pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

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135 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:47:32pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

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More truth to that than I care to think about…

136 sagehen  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:48:13pm

re: #108 CuriousLurker

Heh, I’d totally forgotten about that. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

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Youtube Video

137 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:49:28pm

This guy is amazing. The amount of practice that must have gone into this routine is just mind boggling.

Youtube Video

138 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:52:55pm

139 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:56:00pm

I fell for Lauren Bacall after watching this movie.

Youtube Video

140 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 8:57:20pm

Thanks to CNN people are going nuts about this MH370 search.

141 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:00:55pm

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Tree trunk sticking out of second story of collapsed house, caused by flood damage on May 31 1899 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

142 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:04:06pm

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Flooding at the Thames, A young woman on a lampost, Photograph, Around 1930

143 jaunte  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:05:32pm

re: #141 NJDhockeyfan

“Skewered by a huge tree uprooted by the flood, the house floated down from Union Street to the end of Main. Six people, including Schultz, were inside the house when the flood hit. All survived.”
en.wikipedia.org

144 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:13:36pm

re: #133 kirkspencer

It’s legit.

Not so sure it’s a winner in the long run. Seriously, you wake up in the morning and your stomach is demanding bacon - whatcha gonna do? (That assumes the bacon odor it produces is accurate. If it’s off a bit, well, there are a lot of mind games based on playing with the subconscious.)

Even if Oscar Mayer gets the bacon scent wrong, just think about the possibilities. Other companies could use similar tech to create their own user experiences, and not just with food. It’s an interesting advance.

145 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:20:03pm

re: #143 jaunte

“Skewered by a huge tree uprooted by the flood, the house floated down from Union Street to the end of Main. Six people, including Schultz, were inside the house when the flood hit. All survived.”
en.wikipedia.org

When I lived there the big bank in town was a Mellon bank. Inside they had the levels of the 3 floods marked on the wall.

146 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:28:11pm

So basically after one week of waking up to the smell of bacon to go to work in your crappy job at some office surrounded by a bunch of hipster douche bags and an irritating boss that thinks he’s cool you’re going to hate waking up to the feeble smell of bacon that’s killing the battery on your iPhone.

147 Killgore Trout  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:29:24pm

Tumbleweeds invade dust devil and turn into a firestorm
Liveleak Video

148 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:30:40pm

Wake up and smell the bacon.

Youtube Video

149 Killgore Trout  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:31:42pm

re: #146 Gus

So basically after one week of waking up to the smell of bacon to go to work in your crappy job at some office surrounded by a bunch of hipster douche bags and an irritating boss that thinks he’s cool you’re going to hate waking up to the feeble smell of bacon that’s killing the battery on your iPhone.

One of the things I love most about my life is no alarm clocks. I have to wake up early a couple times a year, it’s always a challenge to locate my alarm clock.

150 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:34:46pm

Yeah just what I need first thing in the morning, another disappointment.

The bacon is a LIE!!

151 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:36:21pm

As always. Since it’s related to this market.

Aromatherapy has been promoted for its ability to fight cancer; however, according to the American Cancer Society, “available scientific evidence does not support claims that aromatherapy is effective in preventing or treating cancer”.

152 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:36:47pm

re: #149 Killgore Trout

One of the things I love most about my life is no alarm clocks. I have to wake up early a couple times a year, it’s always a challenge to locate my alarm clock.

I found it.

153 Gus  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:37:47pm

re: #152 NJDhockeyfan

I found it.

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Looks a lot better than some douche bag iPhone bacon alarm. :D

154 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:41:28pm
155 Killgore Trout  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:45:33pm

re: #152 NJDhockeyfan

I found it.

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I should buy that. Alarm clocks are kind of hard to find these days since everyone has one on their phone.

156 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:48:33pm

Anyone awake?

157 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:50:15pm
“There is no hint of meaningless do in the English language until the 13th century”.

I will retain none of this, but am finding the narration entertaining and interesting.

158 Floral Giraffe  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:52:10pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles, this post doesn’t show up for me.
I reported it, because it’s kinda happening more & more.
I don’t know why.
Thank you in advance!

159 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:59:25pm

re: #156 FemNaziBitch

Anyone awake?

I’m fading fast but this guy is ready for some fun

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160 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:59:33pm

re: #156 FemNaziBitch

Anyone awake?

I am! I’m drinking Maibock and smoking the reefers with my bro!

161 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:01:16pm

re: #160 Amory Blaine

I am! I’m drinking Maibock and smoking the reefers with my bro!

so freakin’ jealous.

162 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:01:51pm

re: #133 kirkspencer

Seriously, you wake up in the morning and your stomach is demanding bacon - whatcha gonna do?

Here’s what’s going to happen:

Upon waking up, among the first things you’re going to become aware of is the fact that your head and your stomach agree that IT’S NOT AS BAD AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN. You have dodged a bullet. Considering how much beer/wine/whisky/vodka you drank last night, you don’t seem to be suffering as much as a typical American infected with Calvinism might expect. You still feel rather shoddy, but you are genuinely grateful that today’s hangover will probably dissipate by 1 or 2pm. You know this from experience.

You plod to your computer and read email, Twitter, blogs, whatever. This causes an hour or so to transpire without you really noticing it.

You feel more or less normal now. You’ll probably mow the lawn today. That is, unless your wife nags you to mow the lawn, in which case, fuck it. She’s still asleep, and will reliably remain asleep for at least another 3 hours. Her snores will sound like a monster truck ralley. You had actually planned to mow the lawn before she told you to do it. But now it’s too late at night to mow the lawn without attracting the cops. When she wakes up, there’ll be hell to pay because you didn’t mow the lawn. Why didn’t you mow the lawn? Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon.

163 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:06:46pm

re: #161 FemNaziBitch

He’s got me helping him pick out his new ACA health plan. He’s never had health insurance before. There’s about 15 silver plans.

164 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:08:44pm

re: #163 Amory Blaine

He’s got me helping him pick out his new ACA health plan. He’s never had health insurance before. There’s about 15 silver plans.

and you are doing this stoned?

165 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:10:52pm

re: #164 FemNaziBitch

and you are doing this stoned?

166 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:12:16pm

re: #165 chadu

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One never knows …

167 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:13:02pm

re: #109 dog philosopher

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

that explains a lot

Image: enhanced-buzz-wide-11936-1395156402-6.jpg

HIPPO MILK IS PINK.

168 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:15:25pm

re: #167 chadu

Image: enhanced-buzz-wide-11936-1395156402-6.jpg

HIPPO MILK IS PINK.

banannas are yellow

169 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:17:13pm

re: #168 FemNaziBitch

HIPPO MILK IS PINK.

banannas are yellow

Skunks, they sure stink

170 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:22:21pm

re: #169 chadu

banannas are yellow

Skunks, they sure stink

Oh Captain, My Captain.

171 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:22:32pm

re: #164 FemNaziBitch

and you are doing this stoned?

Not my first rodeo. :p

172 freetoken  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:22:37pm
173 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:26:17pm

Full disclosure, it is only me smoking the reefers. He is only having a few beers.

174 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:27:31pm

re: #170 FemNaziBitch

Skunks, they sure stink

Oh Captain, My Captain.

I’ll give you a A- for effort. ;)

Coffee is for closers people who can end-rhyme that verse!

175 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:28:46pm

re: #174 chadu

I’ll give you a A- for effort. ;)

Coffee is for closers people who can end-rhyme that verse!

It’s late, I’m tired.
Unlike some, I am not wired.

176 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:29:17pm

re: #175 FemNaziBitch

It’s late, I’m tired.
Unlike some, I am not wired.

177 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:30:25pm
178 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:31:22pm

I gave up on the John McWhorter book on the English Language. It’s just too much non-fiction for tonite.

Moved on to Bernard Cornwall and Old England.

179 chadu  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:32:16pm

I am seriously considering having more coffee right now.

Because I am a crazy person.

180 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:32:26pm

Just for training exercises of course…

181 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:34:37pm

re: #179 chadu

I am seriously considering having more coffee right now.

Because I am a crazy person.

I would usually do the same, but I allergy drainage and am drinking water.

182 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:39:35pm

Ok, I’m wide awake now. I heard what sounded like a BANG a little while ago but I figured they were doing something at the fire station next door. We have military helicopters flying around here pretty often so when I heard the sounds of one I thought it was one of them. As the sound got louder I walked outside and saw a medical helicopter coming down and landing at the fire station. Someone got hurt there, probably from that small explosion I heard. I saw them take him out of the ambulance and put him in the helicopter then watched it take off.

183 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:43:12pm

My brother has been having problems for months with the healthcare.gov website. He can’t even access the marketplace with his number, he can only browse the plans. He has a counselor helping him now so he’ll get signed up in the meat world by the deadline.

184 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:44:50pm

why did people continue century after century to build homes with thatched roofs —when they always burned?

185 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:51:02pm
186 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:55:03pm

re: #185 Lidane

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Imagine that.

187 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:59:09pm

re: #183 Amory Blaine

My brother has been having problems for months with the healthcare.gov website. He can’t even access the marketplace with his number, he can only browse the plans. He has a counselor helping him now so he’ll get signed up in the meat world by the deadline.

I hope he can find something good. My cousin works with a woman who’s insurance that she’s had for years was cancelled. She works part time and went on the Healthcare website looking for new insurance. The most inexpensive insurance plan she qualifies for will cost more per month than she makes at her job. She now has no insurance.

188 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:02:06pm

re: #185 Lidane

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Oh for fucks sake, did any of those people complaining see the pilot yet? I’m guessing probably not.

189 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:05:48pm

re: #188 NJDhockeyfan

Oh for fucks sake, did any of those people complaining see the pilot yet? I’m guessing probably not.

There’s no pilot to see. The network has killed the show before even filming the pilot at all. The summary pitch and pilot script leaked and that seemed to be enough.

190 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:11:15pm

re: #189 Lidane

There’s no pilot to see. The network has killed the show before even filming the pilot at all. The summary pitch and pilot script leaked and that seemed to be enough.

I personally don’t care. My kids aren’t interested in cartoons that much anymore but complaining before one show is ever made is weak.

191 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:12:33pm

re: #187 NJDhockeyfan

Well, it looks like with the subsidy he’ll pay ~ $100.00 for a silver. He’s never had health insurance before because of the string of shitty jobs he’s held. He’s been on Badgercare for the last few years (state Medicaid with limited coverage) , but gov. Walker and the GOP legislature have wrote him out. So even though the process has been shitty for him, the fact that he’s getting better coverage is good in the long run. Although in your example I don’t know how happy I’d be about it.

192 prairiefire  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:16:10pm

re: #19 Gus

Gus! This is how I will always picture you!

193 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:17:15pm

re: #191 Amory Blaine

Well, it looks like with the subsidy he’ll pay ~ $100.00 for a silver. He’s never had health insurance before because of the string of shitty jobs he’s held. He’s been on Badgercare for the last few years (state Medicaid with limited coverage) , but gov. Walker and the GOP legislature have wrote him out. So even though the process has been shitty for him, the fact that he’s getting better coverage is good in the long run. Although in your example I don’t know how happy I’d be about it.

Good for him! Only $100/mo? That’s a great price. What the deductible?

194 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:17:58pm

1200.00

195 Lidane  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:18:19pm

re: #190 NJDhockeyfan

I personally don’t care. My kids aren’t interested in cartoons that much anymore but complaining before one show is ever made is weak.

I don’t think that it was a cartoon. I think that image was just something Buzzfeed used. But the leaked script sounds far too stereotypical and heavy handed, IMO.

Is it really that hard to take a show that would focus on a middle to upper middle class family (think The Cosby Show) in the United States and make the characters American Muslims? Why go to all the convoluted effort of having a 16 year old half-Saudi girl lose her family in a horrible tragedy and end up in Riyadh?

196 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:19:45pm

Heh. Sites down right now (healthcare.gov).

197 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:27:36pm

My grandfather’s from Denmark. One day I’d like to go and visit.

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198 gwangung  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:29:25pm

re: #195 Lidane

I don’t think that it was a cartoon. I think that image was just something Buzzfeed used. But the leaked script sounds far too stereotypical and heavy handed, IMO.

Is it really that hard to take a show that would focus on a middle to upper middle class family (think The Cosby Show) in the United States and make the characters American Muslims? Why go to all the convoluted effort of having a 16 year old half-Saudi girl lose her family in a horrible tragedy and end up in Riyadh?

I think “contrived” is the kindest term to use for it. The plot description was simply unbelievable.

199 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:32:03pm

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Old Danish House

200 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:47:22pm

nytol

weet dreams

201 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:26:07am

re: #200 FemNaziBitch

nytol

weet dreams

missing an S or one E to many?

202 Single-handed sailor  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:41:11am

hahaha

Fark headline:

Russia’s bill for Crimea: $10.2 billion. But Russia is getting $100 million back from their basing leases, so they have that going for them.

First Post:

So what you’re saying is…

/takes off sunglasses

Crimea doesn’t pay?

203 Amory Blaine  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 1:31:52am
204 Amory Blaine  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 2:12:28am
205 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 2:18:10am

Some great photos here from Miller’s I-phone. I think (and so do a lot of them) that Ukrainians need a lot better leaders than the crop they are depending on today and hopefully that will change as real democracy takes hold. An oligarch is still an oligarch, no matter the nationality.

206 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 2:39:24am

My grandson showed me a photo from his pharmacy run last night of a van with a license plate that said, “HackedS4”. Heh. Said he got paid to watch TV at a nursing home while he waited—a sci-fi show was on. Problem is, those long waiting times make your night longer. They carry a lot of narcotics, and it’s important that they be accounted for very carefully.

I’ve only ever seen one case against this particular company with the NC pharmacy board, and it involved a female pharmacy tech who stole oxycontin (an unaccounted for amt) in 2006 and the male pharmacist who eventually noticed the losses, or perhaps hid them, and did not report her in a timely manner. Both lost their jobs, of course and she lost her registration.

He told me the Tramadol I was prescribed (after I’d told the PA no opiates) is considered a narcotic. I just don’t tolerate those, and it disturbs me that medical personnel don’t listen to “little old ladies” as they ought to do. I’ve been offered them 3x in the last couple of months—offered, not asked for them. The Tramadol went into the trash bin, along with the prednisone.

207 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 2:57:29am

Libyan army in heavy fighting with oil port rebels

reuters.com

“Anti-aircraft gunfire and explosions were heard late at night and again after dawn on Saturday in Ajdabiya, the hometown of rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran, near the main eastern city of Benghazi.

“The central government in Tripoli gave Jathran a two-week deadline on March 12 to end a blockade of three oil ports or face a military assault.

“Last Sunday, U.S. forces stormed a tanker that had made it as far as the eastern Mediterranean after loading crude at one of three ports Jahtran’s men have occupied.” More

Makes me wonder if Jathran had anything to do with the attack on the Benghazi consulate. After all, he appears to be a former anti-Gaddifi rebel commander who doesn’t seem to play well with others, esp the current govt of Libya. I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility.

en.wikipedia.org

208 Amory Blaine  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:23:32am

I love this song.

Youtube Video

209 Amory Blaine  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:26:04am

I hate Moscato, yet here I am.

210 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:32:14am

re: #209 Amory Blaine

I hate Moscato, yet here I am.

Red Robin uses Muscato in milkshakes. No kidding.

usatoday.com

And oh jesus, beer shakes. I think I’m gonna be sick…

211 Amory Blaine  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:42:47am

Fuck this wine is too sweet,

212 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 3:57:32am

Via Chinese satellite, Indian Ocean location.

213 Lidane  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 4:38:45am
214 BeenHereAwhile  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 4:48:07am

re: #208 Amory Blaine

I love this song.

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Golden Earring - great Dutch Rock and Roll group.

I see your “Twilight Zone,” and raise you “Radar Love.”

Good on Freddy Haayen.

Youtube Video

215 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 4:48:31am

Suspected burglar sniffed out by rookie cop, who happens to be a beautiful German shepherd. I’m thinking my next dog might be a German Shepherd, but what I should do is a rescue. I see some folks have bumper stickers that say “Who saved who”. That really gets to me.
Good morning Lizards!

216 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:19:23am

Shitsky.

Editor’s note: @BBCiPannell is reporting that Russian forces have issued a 1-hour ultimatum to Ukrainian troops refusing to leave largest airbase in Crimea. We’re watching for more updates from the area. - Aaron

end of note

217 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:26:30am

Good morning lizards! I’m happy Spring has arrived :)

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218 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:33:55am
219 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:34:24am
220 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:34:59am
221 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:37:36am

re: #218 NJDhockeyfan

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“Western” doesn’t sound right, unless it’s near Odessa, another Black Sea port in Ukraine which the Russians would love to have. Ukraine still has a Black Sea coastline, even with the loss of Crimea.

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222 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:39:59am

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

It’s not tornado season. Hurricanes don’t reach that far north, and I don’t think Michigan is on a seismic fault. So what horrible divine punishment* awaits Michiganders?

/ I jest

*Blizzards don’t count. It’s Michigan, after all.

223 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:40:03am

This was as part of investigation into stolen State funds.

224 Bulworth  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:40:16am

Guys, CNN is doing it again. BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

Please send help.

225 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:40:35am
226 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:42:25am

re: #225 NJDhockeyfan

227 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:43:41am

re: #224 Bulworth

Guys, CNN is doing it again. BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

Please send help.

I have the local news on right now. They are reporting on actual news.

228 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:43:48am

re: #225 NJDhockeyfan

42 kilos of gold! Holy crap! That’s about $1.8 million.

229 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:45:10am

If all those former ministers had such wealth stashed in their houses, how much did they have stashed outside Ukraine in banks and investments?

230 Bulworth  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:45:55am

Wait…CNN is talking about some place called “Ukraine”. What does this have to do with finding that plane?

/

231 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:46:32am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

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I bet that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They are still investigating more homes.

232 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:48:37am

re: #230 Bulworth

Wait…CNN is talking about some place called “Ukraine”. What does this have to do with finding that plane?

/

The zombie plane landed in Ukraine.

233 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:52:01am
234 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:55:52am

I think the AFP was wrong this time.

235 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:57:57am
236 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:59:06am
237 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:00:42am

re: #235 NJDhockeyfan

massively chilling. 1940-all-over chilling.

238 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:03:14am
239 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:04:50am

re: #218 NJDhockeyfan

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Novofedorivka is in western Crimea. I’m wondering if that was a false report? From what I’m reading elsewhere, Belbek is the last Ukrainian AFB that has any personnel remaining.

en.wikipedia.org

240 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:06:15am

re: #234 Justanotherhuman

I think the AFP was wrong this time.

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What is this with people standing their ground on peninsulas? First it’s Florida, then Michigan, now it’s the Crimea!

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241 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:07:08am

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia:

A 12-year-old Saudi boy’s extraordinary presence of mind and courage helped him escape from the custody of kidnappers.

Muhammad al-Katheeri managed to escape within a few hours after he was locked up by his kidnappers in an abandoned mosque at a remote area in the Makkah region.

Police arrested two young Saudis who kidnapped the boy seeking a ransom of SR50,000 ($13,000).

By 4 p.m., Katheeri said, the boy managed to unfasten his hands and removed the chains from his feet. He forced open the old door of the mosque, then climbed the 1.5-meter-high wall of the mosque courtyard and ran about half a kilometer. After reaching a highway, he waited for some vehicle. When Muhammad asked for a lift, a Yemeni driver stopped his truck and took him to his house, Katheeri said quoting his grandson

The kid kept his wits about him, and that very likely saved his life. Good on him.

Muhammad Al-Katheeri with his sisters. (Photo courtesy: Saudi Gazette)

english.alarabiya.net

242 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:11:37am

re: #241 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia:

The kid kept his wits about him, and that very likely saved his life. Good on him.

Muhammad Al-Katheeri with his sisters. (Photo courtesy: Saudi Gazette)

english.alarabiya.net

This is a much better premise for a TV show than that stupid Alice in Arabia pitch.

243 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:16:40am

re: #242 wheat-dogghazi

This is a much better premise for a TV show than that stupid Alice in Arabia pitch.

That “Alice in Arabia” pitch was dreck.

Meanwhile in Turkey, PM Erdogan continues to make a fool of himself:

hurriyetdailynews.com

To me it’s mind-boggling that he’s pulling a stunt like this only eight days before local elections. This move does nothing but galvanize the opposition parties. Whether the opposition parties can translate that into votes against the AKP of course remains to be seen.

244 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:24:45am

re: #243 Dr Lizardo

That “Alice in Arabia” pitch was dreck.

Meanwhile in Turkey, PM Erdogan continues to make a fool of himself:

hurriyetdailynews.com

To me it’s mind-boggling that he’s pulling a stunt like this only eight days before local elections. This move does nothing but galvanize the opposition parties. Whether the opposition parties can translate that into votes against the AKP of course remains to be seen.

It might not matter unless some of them exceed the 10% of the vote threshold for seats in the Turkish Parliament. This is a far higher threshold than is used in countries like France or Germany and it normally ends up resulting in large numbers of votes essentially not counting.

245 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:28:40am

re: #244 Dark_Falcon

It might not matter unless some of them exceed the 10% of the vote threshold for seats in the Turkish Parliament. This is a far higher threshold than is used in countries like France or Germany and it normally ends up resulting in large numbers of votes essentially not counting.

Yes, for a lot of countries in continental Europe the threshold is 5%, including here in the Czech Republic. Turkey has an unusually high threshold; perhaps the idea is to prevent smaller fringe parties from getting in. That’s the only thing I can think of, but that 5% threshold seen in many parts of Europe has pretty much the same effect. There’s a far-right party here, the DSSS, that constantly campaigns, but I think there highest share ever was 1.6%, effectively excluding them from the Czech Parliament. Even at the local level, they perform poorly, never meeting the threshold.

246 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:34:10am

And this article itself gives some impetus to the Greensnow coziness with Russia talk. If it’s not all about the future of energy—where it is, who has it, who needs it—what else is it really about?

Ukraine crisis gives new impetus to EU-U.S. trade talks, U.S. says

reuters.com

“Brussels and Washington say a trade pact encompassing almost half the world’s economy could generate $100 billion in additional economic output a year on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as creating a market of 800 million consumers.

“But since talks were launched eight months ago, reports of U.S. spying in Europe and accusations that an accord would pander to big companies have combined to erode public support.

“Moscow’s seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine and Europe’s reliance on Russian energy, have focused minds across Europe about the need for stronger ties with the United States.” More

247 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:36:23am
248 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:39:43am

re: #246 Justanotherhuman

And this article itself gives some impetus to the Greensnow coziness with Russia talk. If it’s not all about the future of energy—where it is, who has it, who needs it—what else is it really about?

Ukraine crisis gives new impetus to EU-U.S. trade talks, U.S. says

reuters.com

“Brussels and Washington say a trade pact encompassing almost half the world’s economy could generate $100 billion in additional economic output a year on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as creating a market of 800 million consumers.

“But since talks were launched eight months ago, reports of U.S. spying in Europe and accusations that an accord would pander to big companies have combined to erode public support.

“Moscow’s seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine and Europe’s reliance on Russian energy, have focused minds across Europe about the need for stronger ties with the United States.” More

The EU wants the US to expand exports of Liquified Natural Gas. President Obama has been reluctant because of fracking and because there are thoughts that we should reduce production and use our gas domestically. That latter objection is likely to be swept away now, and te former should fall as well, perhaps with some carefully formulated regulations on fracking. But energy exports to Europe are a good idea, as they will free our allies from dependance on Russia.

249 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:39:44am

Why is Pakistan still considered our ally?

250 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:42:54am
251 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:45:26am

re: #248 Dark_Falcon

I don’t agree with fracking—I think it’s dangerous and poisonous in the long run. The thing is, the decisions and research into carbon based resources is all about money as well. Money not only is poisoning people, it’s poisoning our politics, and any fool should be able to see that. Research in alternative forms of energy should have been ongoing over the last 50 or so years, as an intensive program, as well as conservation of resources; unfortunately, we still can’t see past our noses where more easily available carbon based sources are available.

In the short term, though, as a political move, I wouldn’t be adverse to this proposal, although I’d put a limit on it to current supplies.

252 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:47:23am

WND still beating their favorite dead horse

Breaking: Judge rules on Obama eligibility (freep re-post)

One of the last remaining court battles over Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility has gone down in flames in a 7-2 decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to render “no opinion.”

However, the dissenting minority of Justice Tom Parker and Chief Justice Roy Moore concluded the case has serious constitutional significance, warranting an investigation of the qualifications of 2012 presidential candidates by Alabama’s secretary of state. (emphasis added)

This is “Ten Commandments” Roy Moore. Why am I not surprised?

253 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:47:52am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Why is Pakistan still considered our ally?

Because if they weren’t they’d be an ever greater danger. As it is, we’re going to have to move more of our stuff out of Afghanistan via Pakistan now because of Putin’s Crimea venture. I’m not sure we want large amounts of gear in transit in Russia. I have concerns about “technical difficulties”.

254 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:49:42am

re: #252 Shiplord Kirel

Well, we know he’s ineligible to run in 2016. I wonder if the freepers know.

255 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:51:14am

re: #254 wheat-dogghazi

Well, we know he’s ineligible to run in 2016. I wonder if the freepers know.

I doubt they have any real connection to the realities of the Constitution.

256 Lidane  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:52:50am
257 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:53:06am
258 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:53:26am
259 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:53:49am

re: #252 Shiplord Kirel

To be clear, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered “No Opinion” because a person’s meeting the federal Constitutional criteria to be president really is not within their purview. The state justices were keeping their proper place, not hating on Obama.

260 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:58:37am

re: #250 NJDhockeyfan

looks like a regular day.

261 Lidane  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 6:59:57am

re: #259 Dark_Falcon

To be clear, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered “No Opinion” because a person’s meeting the federal Constitutional criteria to be president really is not within their purview. The state justices were keeping their proper place, not hating on Obama.

Well, except for the Chief Justice in Alabama, who is a raving lunatic and who thinks that the 2012 election needs to be re-fought.

262 Lidane  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:00:08am
263 NJDhockeyfan  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:01:10am
264 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:03:41am

re: #261 Lidane

Well, except for the Chief Justice in Alabama, who is a raving lunatic and who thinks that the 2012 election needs to be re-fought.

I’ve never understood Alabamastan. Even though I have a few paternal relatives still living there (never understood them, either).

265 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:05:07am

re: #261 Lidane

Well, except for the Chief Justice in Alabama, who is a raving lunatic and who thinks that the 2012 election needs to be re-fought.

True, but thankfully his was clearly not the majority opinion.

266 Lidane  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:07:41am

re: #265 Dark_Falcon

True, but thankfully his was clearly not the majority opinion.

it has never been the majority opinion, but the Freepers and RWNJs keep thinking some kind of miracle is going to make the last five years of Obama as POTUS disappear.

That horse isn’t dead anymore. It’s sub-atomic dust that’s been pulverized into oblivion.

267 EmmaAnne  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:07:57am

re: #215 Flounder

Suspected burglar sniffed out by rookie cop, who happens to be a beautiful German shepherd. I’m thinking my next dog might be a German Shepherd, but what I should do is a rescue. I see some folks have bumper stickers that say “Who saved who”. That really gets to me.
Good morning Lizards!

Rescues are great, but be careful that you know what you are getting into. We have a dog who was rescued as an adult from a puppy mill, and she will always be quite impaired. We say she is a cross between a dog and a guinea pig - and that is with way more attention and love than most dogs get (I work at home). An adult who was raised with a family and now needs a new home is much different than an adult who never had any socializing when she was growing up.

268 BeenHereAwhile  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:11:43am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Why is Pakistan still considered our ally?

Karachi Pakistan is the closest “friendly” seaport to Afghanistan.

269 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:12:34am

re: #267 EmmaAnne

Yeah, I was thinking if I do it, it will be an only dog, until I get to know it.

270 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:17:18am

re: #257 NJDhockeyfan

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Given that Russia’s economy is highly dependent on its gas sales and is its #1 revenue source, I’d say Europe is in the catbird seat on this. They can get supplies elsewhere and they know it.

271 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:25:48am

GG is in another poutrage today, and I love it.

Excerpts from the HP piece:

“The bill’s protections would apply to a “covered journalist,” defined as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have to have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years.

“It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a “covered journalist” who would be granted the privileges of the law.

(snip)

“While the definition covers traditional and online media, it draws the line at posts on Twitter, blogs or other social media websites by non-journalists.” More

272 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:28:20am

re: #271 Justanotherhuman

Schumer also commented on His Nibs thusly:

“Schumer discussed the bill’s provisions and how, if it became law, it might affect journalist Glenn Greenwald, who reported on National Security Agency’s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.”

“It’s probably not enough protections to (cover) him, but it’s better than current law,” Schumer said.”

273 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:37:36am

re: #272 Justanotherhuman

The proposed shield law is a step in the right direction, but leaving out bloggers and freelancers is a mistake. Bloggers, such as our own host here, and freelancers often do reputable work and deserve the same kind of protection as journalists working for standard news agencies.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has weighed in against the bill.
eff.org

In GG’s case, a shield law would not have protected him or excluded him, since everyone knows who his main source is. Snowden would not qualify as a journalist of any stripe, since he has not published or analyzed any of the purloined papers and PPTs that I am aware of. OTOH, if GG has other sources besides Snowden who are anonymous, a shield law would possibly protect him, although prosecuting lawyers could find a foothold with his expatriation in Brasil.

274 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:40:16am

re: #272 Justanotherhuman

Schumer also commented on His Nibs thusly:

“Schumer discussed the bill’s provisions and how, if it became law, it might affect journalist Glenn Greenwald, who reported on National Security Agency’s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.”

“It’s probably not enough protections to (cover) him, but it’s better than current law,” Schumer said.”

Gleen Greenwald can go hammer piles of shit. This is the United States, and here we change the law by having Congress pass a bill. if he does not like Senator Schumer’s proposal, let him put forth his own.

275 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:40:55am

re: #272 Justanotherhuman

Schumer also commented on His Nibs thusly:

“Schumer discussed the bill’s provisions and how, if it became law, it might affect journalist Glenn Greenwald, who reported on National Security Agency’s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.”

“It’s probably not enough protections to (cover) him, but it’s better than current law,” Schumer said.”

GG has already covered himself. With shame.

276 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:44:40am
277 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:46:52am

re: #276 Gus

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Ted Rall is still an asshole, and now he’s clearly contracted Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS).

278 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:49:06am

re: #277 Dark_Falcon

Ted Rall is still an asshole, and now he’s clearly contracted Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS).

Hey man. Like the American Indians man had their land stolen by the European Americans man. They can’t talk man. Like hey, man.

279 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:51:04am

re: #278 Gus

Hey man. Like the American Indians man had their land stolen by the European Americans man. They can’t talk man. Like hey, man.

Ted Rall stole his shtick from the 60s, he needs to give it back.

280 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:51:16am

re: #278 Gus

Hey man. Like the American Indians man had their land stolen by the European Americans man. They can’t talk man. Like hey, man.

America once had slavery, so how can they criticize any country that does it now, man?

281 b.d.  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:52:43am

re: #271 Justanotherhuman

GG is in another poutrage today, and I love it.

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Excerpts from the HP piece:

“The bill’s protections would apply to a “covered journalist,” defined as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have to have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years.

“It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a “covered journalist” who would be granted the privileges of the law.

(snip)

“While the definition covers traditional and online media, it draws the line at posts on Twitter, blogs or other social media websites by non-journalists.” More

Which is scarier?

Schumer deciding who is a journalist or Greenwald deciding which state secrets should be made public?

282 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:53:13am

re: #279 Shiplord Kirel

Ted Rall stole his shtick from the 60s, he needs to give it back.

I was thinking a bad 70s movie come to think of it.

283 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:53:58am

gates are down

284 b.d.  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:55:18am

re: #276 Gus

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Rall is a troll trying to come up with something that will put him in the news, his flameout over at DailyKos didn’t turn out the way he planned on it.

285 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:55:53am

Ted Rall must think he’s Billy Jack now. //

286 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:56:27am

ambulance
belbek62.com.ua

287 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:56:31am

Will Ted Cruz or some other teabagger asshole become POTUS because dudebro influence will undermine the Democrats’ campaign?

I saw local Dems in Lubbock denouncing Obama at a moonbattish anti-drone demo 2 weeks before the 2012 election, so I think it is a fair possibility.

288 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 7:57:55am

re: #277 Dark_Falcon

Ted Rall is still an asshole, and now he’s clearly contracted Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS).

Hey, wasn’t it Tojo who used this excuse?

289 Mattand  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:04:29am

re: #271 Justanotherhuman

Funny, I don’t remember electing Glenn Greenwald to any position where he would be in charge of stolen classified material.

The lack of self-awareness and straight-up hypocrisy this guy shows is staggering.

290 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:05:31am

It’s morning. It’s dry and bright in my part of the world.

you?

291 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:08:08am

re: #286 Flounder

I have not been following this in great detail. Maybe I missed something.
I don’t get why the men (and women?) serving in the Ukrainian forces in Crimea are not getting safe passage out. There is just no way they can hold the base. Ukraine should be sending a transport convoy. Unarmed of course.

Lets not let bloodshed spark a wider battle.

292 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:10:22am
293 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:10:38am

re: #285 Gus

Ted Rall must think he’s Billy Jack now. //

plus one for the Billy Jack reference.

294 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:10:56am

BBL

295 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:13:24am

296 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:14:40am

pointing to the camera, I think it is coming down.

297 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:15:16am
298 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:15:34am

its down, I noticed they chose not to shoot it.

299 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:17:22am

300 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:20:18am
301 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:20:27am
302 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:21:45am
303 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:30:21am

Well, well, well…

304 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:32:57am
305 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:33:23am

re: #290 FemNaziBitch

It’s morning. It’s dry and bright in my part of the world.

you?

Good morning. It’s a bright, sunny, COLD day in the wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk?

306 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:34:28am

Wait just a second…

307 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:34:29am

re: #305 thedopefishlives

Good morning. It’s a bright, sunny, COLD day in the wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk?

They say we may get more snow towards Monday.

308 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:34:45am

re: #306 Gus

Wait just a second…

Are you working on something big?

309 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:34:54am
310 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:34:55am

re: #307 FemNaziBitch

They say we may get more snow towards Monday.

LIES! LIES AND SLANDER!

311 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:35:03am

re: #257 NJDhockeyfan

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I thought, ‘Oh, LaRussophobe. That could be an interesting one to follow about now.’ Then I saw this:

The truth about Russia, it’s just that simple. Publisher of the Russia blog La Russophobe, Russia columnist for Pajamas Media and American Thinker

Oh hell no.

312 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:35:14am

re: #308 FemNaziBitch

Are you working on something big?

See #309.

313 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:37:41am

re: #309 Gus

Mornin’ Gus. How are you doing? Besides doing your brave thing on the Twitterwebs.

314 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:37:59am
315 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:39:04am

re: #313 thedopefishlives

Mornin’ Gus. How are you doing? Besides doing your brave thing on the Twitterwebs.

Not much. Drinking luke warm coffee. Thinking about “I told you so” about that BS “NASA funded” bologna from the Guardian. Other things. Youz?

316 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:41:15am

re: #309 Gus

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Was that the source of all the “NASA claims only progressive policies can save civilization” stuff that was going around last week?

317 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:41:21am

re: #315 Gus

Not much. Drinking luke warm coffee. Thinking about “I told you so” about that BS “NASA funded” bologna from the Guardian. Other things. Youz?

Doing well. Fishspawn are up and swimming as usual. Garage sale season has started despite the cold. Going to be a busy spring this spring; not a lot of weekends off.

318 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:41:41am

re: #305 thedopefishlives

Good morning. It’s a bright, sunny, COLD day in the wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk?

Cloudy…mild and headed for colder overnight and all through Wednesday with 30°+ temps during the days. I hope spring is out there somewhere. But, then, I kinda like a slow transition into warm weather. It seems to keep down those nasty tornado breakouts around Easter time in tornado alley all the way through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and nearby states.

As for me…I’m trying to find the gears in my bodily transmission to get going today. I seem to be stuck in neutral…and the damn gear shift is bulky. May need some kind of transmission fluids to get it all working.

319 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:44:10am

re: #318 ObserverArt

Cloudy…mild and headed for colder overnight and all through Wednesday with 30°+ temps during the days. I hope spring is out there somewhere. But, then, I kinda like a slow transition into warm weather. It seems to keep down those nasty tornado breakouts around Easter time in tornado alley all the way through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and nearby states.

As for me…I’m trying to find the gears in my bodily transmission to get going today. I seem to be stuck in neutral…and the damn gear shift is bulky. May need some kind of transmission fluids to get it all working.

Just for you!

320 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:45:07am

re: #316 Killgore Trout

Was that the source of all the “NASA claims only progressive policies can save civilization” stuff that was going around last week?

More or less. Too late now though because the cat is out of the bag and you know, it’s all sciency and stuff and comes with the fake NASA association.

321 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:46:03am

re: #318 ObserverArt

Fish country could really use a break from tornado weather after Kokomo got flattened last fall.

322 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:47:56am

re: #320 Gus

More or less. Too late now though because the cat is out of the bag and you know, it’s all sciency and stuff and comes with the fake NASA association.

Heh.
NASA Study suggests Progressive Policies may stave off Civilizational Collapse

So the next time someone shoots back at you that you’re just practicing “Class Warfare Envy” when you rail against the danger of growing economic inequality and stagnating wages for the middle class - just tell them it’s not “Envy” - It’s Science, then point them towards NASA. We don’t want to go out like Rome did.

Science, bitches!

323 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:47:58am
324 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:49:21am

re: #322 Killgore Trout

Heh.
NASA Study suggests Progressive Policies may stave off Civilizational Collapse

Science, bitches!

Yep. Again, it’s not a “NASA study” to being with.

325 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:51:10am

re: #322 Killgore Trout

Heh.
NASA Study suggests Progressive Policies may stave off Civilizational Collapse

Science, bitches!

I want nothing to do with these people. :D

326 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:54:23am

I was discussing the merits of fact checking on another forum recently. It is a laborious process and it’s hard to do a lot of this stuff yourself, the average person isn’t going to be able to pile through a 600 page technical NASA document. A lot of times you can detect the BS when reporters use phrases like “some people are saying” or “could this thing be happening”. It’s usually a sign of BS. Recently I find myself just believing less of what I read or whatever viral story is making the rounds. It’s almost impossible to detect all the bullshit so I’ve become more agnostic about everything.

327 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:54:26am

OK, partially funded. That doesn’t make it a “NASA study.”

This work was partially funded through NASA/GSFC grant NNX12AD03A, known as Collaborative Earth System Science Research Between NASA/GSFC and UMCP”.

Got the paper “handy” (see what I did there) which I found within 5 minutes of reading that crap at the Guardian.

What the paper says and what the Guardian and the rest of the fringe is saying are two different things.

328 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:57:06am

re: #327 Gus

OK, partially funded. That doesn’t make it a “NASA study.”

This work was partially funded through NASA/GSFC grant NNX12AD03A, known as Collaborative Earth System Science Research Between NASA/GSFC and UMCP”.

Got the paper “handy” (see what I did there) which I found within 5 minutes of reading that crap at the Guardian.

What the paper says and what the Guardian and the rest of the fringe is saying are two different things.

Which should, by now, be the default position for the majority of studies/papers and the popular media coverage thereof.

329 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:57:41am

re: #326 Killgore Trout

I was discussing the merits of fact checking on another forum recently. It is a laborious process and it’s hard to do a lot of this stuff yourself, the average person isn’t going to be able to pile through a 600 page technical NASA document. A lot of times you can detect the BS when reporters use phrases like “some people are saying” or “could this thing be happening”. It’s usually a sign of BS. Recently I find myself just believing less of what I read or whatever viral story is making the rounds. It’s almost impossible to detect all the bullshit so I’ve become more agnostic about everything.

Here, have another one…

Study: Video Games Make You (More) Racist

330 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:58:53am

“A risible individual wedded to half-baked conspiracy-mongering” — Christopher Hitchens on Nafeez Ahmed

331 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 8:59:47am

re: #326 Killgore Trout

I was discussing the merits of fact checking on another forum recently. It is a laborious process and it’s hard to do a lot of this stuff yourself, the average person isn’t going to be able to pile through a 600 page technical NASA document. A lot of times you can detect the BS when reporters use phrases like “some people are saying” or “could this thing be happening”. It’s usually a sign of BS. Recently I find myself just believing less of what I read or whatever viral story is making the rounds. It’s almost impossible to detect all the bullshit so I’ve become more agnostic about everything.

Really Kilgore? Those quotes in your comment seem like the very same phrases you often use in your comments. You might want to consider it and put it into context of what seems to rile up so many lizards when you comment with the same.

332 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:00:13am

Papers are not identified by their funders.

333 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:00:20am

Welp, time to go.

334 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:05:05am

Looks like a good day here… Going to be a bit breezy and cool, but I’m making a batch of my spicy red cabbage soup to eat off of next week. I’m going to get a nice bike ride in, got lots of episodes of Top Gear (the original Brit. version).

Life is good in RBS World.

RBS

335 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:05:51am

re: #333 Gus

Welp, time to go.

Don’t bother. I’m leaving. I’m going to go see if I can find that plane or something. Probably something.

336 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:05:53am
337 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:05:54am

I’m staying home and doing projects and chores all day.

I may take a nap :)

Been soaking some fabric in dye bath all night. Have to drain and wash it soon.

That means I have to finish the laundry that is already in the washer.

Ugh

338 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:06:47am
339 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:06:58am

re: #334 RealityBasedSteve

Looks like a good day here… Going to be a bit breezy and cool, but I’m making a batch of my spicy red cabbage soup to eat off of next week. I’m going to get a nice bike ride in, got lots of episodes of Top Gear (the original Brit. version).

Life is good in RBS World.

RBS

I had some awesome cabbage dish at an Indian Restaurant yesterday. It looked like it was colored with saffron. No idea what it was called. It was Buffet.

340 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:08:20am

By the way…sometimes when someone hangs a curve ball in the middle of the plate, you just have to swing, even if the manager gave you the ‘take’ sign.

See you all later. I hear drywall calling…

341 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:08:59am

re: #339 FemNaziBitch

Warren?

342 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:10:55am

re: #329 Gus

Here, have another one…

Study: Video Games Make You (More) Racist

lol

According to the study, whites who played violent video games with a black avatar were not only generally more aggressive than when they play with a white avatar, but they also came away from the game with negative stereotypes, including the belief that blacks are more violent people.

I think the GTA franchise should change its story arc. In the past it’s been modeled on Scarface but everybody plays the game as a sociopath. I’d like to see a GTA game based on Clockwork Orange. It would fit most people’s play style.

343 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:12:45am

re: #340 ObserverArt

Rock on!

344 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:32:22am

re: #340 ObserverArt

By the way…sometimes when someone hangs a curve ball in the middle of the plate, you just have to swing, even if the manager gave you the ‘take’ sign.

See you all later. I hear drywall calling…

Drywall is a tool of satan.

345 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:32:33am

re: #341 Flounder

Warren?

Warren Who?

346 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:33:04am

re: #345 FemNaziBitch

Warren Who?

Jimmy hoo?

347 Skip Intro  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:33:19am

CNN is comedy gold these days.

348 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:33:58am

re: #347 Skip Intro

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Unidentified Floating Object?

349 dog philosopher  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:37:12am

dear ted rall

please find me a spot on the face of the earth that wasn’t at some time in the past taken over from some other people that lived there before

and then you can move there

350 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:39:42am
351 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:47:17am

I’m not even sure I can do middle school math.

352 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:47:55am
353 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 9:54:00am

re: #352 FemNaziBitch

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Why? Did she sing out of tune?

354 dog philosopher  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:01:13am

“The Tea Party came into existence for two reasons. The first was its id—a reaction against the discredited political class that brought us No Child Left Behind, calamity in Iraq, a homeownership society-cum-popped housing bubble, record debt, a failed stimulus, and a destructive overhaul of our health insurance. This was the Tea Party’s fist in the air. It was also, despite its emotion, what attracted so many independents and newcomers, who were furious at Washington and wanted a political outlet for their anger.”

so that was all you freepers protesting the war in iraq and the bush administration back in 2004?

why do you tea partiers hate america?

355 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:07:12am
356 gwangung  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:21:07am

re: #326 Killgore Trout

I was discussing the merits of fact checking on another forum recently. It is a laborious process and it’s hard to do a lot of this stuff yourself, the average person isn’t going to be able to pile through a 600 page technical NASA document. A lot of times you can detect the BS when reporters use phrases like “some people are saying” or “could this thing be happening”. It’s usually a sign of BS. Recently I find myself just believing less of what I read or whatever viral story is making the rounds. It’s almost impossible to detect all the bullshit so I’ve become more agnostic about everything.

Please. This is standard caution used by researchers anyway.

Using this type of reasoning is lazy; yes, you DO have to go through the study and evaluate it for yourself.

357 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:26:02am

re: #356 gwangung

Please. This is standard caution used by researchers anyway.

Using this type of reasoning is lazy; yes, you DO have to go through the study and evaluate it for yourself.

I’m not going to investigate every crackpot claim I see on the internet. Neither are you, it’s just not possible. When I saw the headlines about Nasa’s scientific proof of progressive superiority it wasn’t credible enough to investigate. Why waste the time? I don’t invest a lot of time looking into new 9-11 conspiracy claims either, sometimes it’s easy to spot to bullshit.

358 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:27:03am
359 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:27:29am
360 gwangung  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:30:10am

re: #357 Killgore Trout

I’m not going to investigate every crackpot claim I see on the internet. Neither are you, it’s just not possible. When I saw the headlines about Nasa’s scientific proof of progressive superiority it wasn’t credible enough to investigate. Why waste the time? I don’t invest a lot of time looking into new 9-11 conspiracy claims either, sometimes it’s easy to spot to bullshit.

I think the point is that you DON’T know it’s bullshit until you read the specifics; second and third hand reporting have a habit of shearing off important details of stuff that actually may be relevant and truthful.

361 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:38:21am

re: #360 gwangung

I think the point is that you DON’T know it’s bullshit until you read the specifics; second and third hand reporting have a habit of shearing off important details of stuff that actually may be relevant and truthful.

That’s why I remain agnostic on stuff I don’t bother fact checking. It might be true or not but if the initial claim doesn’t seem credible or comes from a non-credible source, I just skip it. Sometimes out of curiosity I’ll look into this stuff but there are only so many hours in the day. If I’m looking for credible information I try to stick to credible sources. It just saves time.

362 BeenHereAwhile  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:40:32am

re: #340 ObserverArt

By the way…sometimes when someone hangs a curve ball in the middle of the plate, you just have to swing, even if the manager gave you the ‘take’ sign.

See you all later. I hear drywall calling…

If you’re contracting drywall repair, it cuts down on the BS - if the drywall guy(s) are also going to paint it.

363 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:47:39am
364 FemNaziBitch  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:48:08am

nap time

365 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 10:50:50am

re: #357 Killgore Trout

If you aren’t going to bother educating yourself on something, how about you refrain from commenting on it?
Since you know jack shit about it?
Seems logical.

366 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:01:54am

re: #365 Varek Raith

If you aren’t going to bother educating yourself on something, how about you refrain from commenting on it?
Since you know jack shit about it?
Seems logical.

Discussing topics with people is part of how we learn about things.

367 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:02:14am
368 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:02:32am

So. What.

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

nytimes.com

The NYT presents this as a bad thing.

Because Snowden, I suppose.

But look at this:

“The N.S.A., for example, is tracking more than 20 Chinese hacking groups — more than half of them Chinese Army and Navy units — as they break into the networks of the United States government, companies including Google, and drone and nuclear-weapon part makers, according to a half-dozen current and former American officials.

“If anything, they said, the pace has increased since the revelation last year that some of the most aggressive Chinese hacking originated at a People’s Liberation Army facility, Unit 61398, in Shanghai.

“The Obama administration distinguishes between the hacking and corporate theft that the Chinese conduct against American companies to buttress their own state-run businesses, and the intelligence operations that the United States conducts against Chinese and other targets. “

I don’t know about you, but I can live with the NSA.

369 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:02:56am

If we hadn’t discussed the bogus NASA study we wouldn’t have found out it was bogus.

370 Stanley Sea  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:03:47am

eeeee

371 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:07:26am

You mean the Guardian fucked up a science story?
Shocka!

372 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:08:00am

re: #369 Killgore Trout

If we hadn’t discussed the bogus NASA study we wouldn’t have found out it was bogus.

Gee, all anyone had to do was read the NASA study.

373 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:10:17am

And let’s not kid ourselves, progressive policies would certainly help reduce emissions.
GOP policies won’t.

374 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:12:03am

re: #370 Stanley Sea

eeeee

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Don’t lose it!

375 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:16:59am

Amusing.
cnn.com

376 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:18:28am

I’m late to the party, but here’s my take on science related news stories. It seems that in the majority of the cases where they start getting major mainstream news coverage, it’s almost always due to some small part of it being blown out of proportion, extended and expanded far beyond what the actual content is, then the MSN extending that.

I’ve learned to take pretty much everything with a large grain of salt and skepticism. The kind of hyperinflated “SCIENTISTS SAY {XXXX}” headlines do a real disservice to the kind of reasoned and nuanced science reporting that is so hard to find. Don’t look to the Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, or Nat Geo for much of it any more. (Cosmos being the rare exception)

RBS

377 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:19:13am

re: #370 Stanley Sea

eeeee

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Forget a Barrel of Monkeys, I want a “Thimble of Lizards”.

RBS

378 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:19:26am

Meanwhile, here in Ostrava, rioting fans of rival football clubs Praha Sparta and Baník Ostrava caused some excitement in town.

moravskoslezsky.denik.cz

379 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:19:52am

The original tweeter also posted this. Go to the link.

380 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:21:30am

re: #345 FemNaziBitch

Warren Buffet, at least I laugh at my lame jokes. :)

381 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:21:30am

re: #369 Killgore Trout

If we hadn’t discussed the bogus NASA study we wouldn’t have found out it was bogus.

The study is being submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, is actually a relatively stuffy and ordinary analysis that, yes, even apparently stable and large civilizations can complex when one part of them or another—in this case, sustainability of resources and available wealth for different groups—gets out of whack.

The paper is here:

It is written by respected academics, comes from an institution that has a very traditional structure, with external advisory boards, a good leadership team (Including Bill Fagan, who is very cool).

The Guardian saying that the paper is predicting a collapse is silly; there is no prediction in the paper. That’s a big, typical media fail.

The political and media spin of it as ‘progressive’ politics is of course an arguable thing. I would say that progressive politics, while concerned with issues of sustainability, are not actually primarily or even secondarily concerned with environmentalism and so the claim that only progressive policies can stave off collapse isn’t true, it’d actually take a set of policies that are so far outside the mainstream of politics they’re not really conceivable right now, but the path towards those policies lies through progressive policies.

The other criticizable part of the study is that it is doing mathematical modeling of economic and social events of massive complexity. In no way should the conclusions of the paper be taken as fact, but that’s not what scientists do when they publish a paper, they are offering a theory, and expecting it to be criticized. There probably are variables overlooked in this study, contingent explanations that can be given for some of these societal events. The paper may, in fact, be wrong about all of its conclusions.

But by actually declaring their methods, by showing their work, by making a real, scientific argument and opening themselves up to criticism by transparently publishing for peer review, they are adding to our knowledge. Also, if the study was bullshit, they would not submit it for peer review, they would send it to an open journal or publish it through some other means.

To quote, in fact, from the link Gus provided:

Not that this means the research in question is rubbish. They aren’t aiming to model human civilization, but are aiming to provide some general theoretical insights into how civilizations might collapse. Models start simple and over time complexity is added in, and so you cannot criticize scientists for this, unless they make grand claims on the basis of simple, crude models.

It is not a bogus study. It is a completely valid study, and when you let bad science reporting making you dismiss the science, you are being as big an idiot as if you credulously believe the bad science reporting.

382 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:28:57am
383 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:29:27am

re: #362 BeenHereAwhile

If you’re contracting drywall repair, it cuts down on the BS - if the drywall guy(s) are also going to paint it.

I’m restoring a 100+ year old home and I don’t think I could get ordinary drywall guys to do what I am doing. I’m trying to keep as much original plaster as I can going…so shoring the plaster up and then where the dry wall is going, I am having to shim the wall and ceiling joists/runners etc. to bring them to a level surface so the drywall hangs as straight as possible and meets the same level as the old surface so I can rehang all the woodwork. The wood frame is tough as hell old yellow pine/spruce (?) and almost hand hewn.

All the drywall has been hung and most of it is pretty well finished. I’m doing spot duty in one of the living (parlor) rooms. Still have the second coats to do in the main (formal) living room and the dining room. I primed the upper/lower hallway and staircase last weekend. Starting on refinishing some of the woodwork for it. I also have 5 new doors to finish and hang on the upper bedrooms and bathroom.

I am not trying to be spot-on perfect…I want it all to come off like an old home that has some ‘character’ to it, just finished off nicely. Old plaster walls were far from perfect.

The place was a mess when I got it. I call it an old slum-landlord rooming house. Luckily there was enough of the original place and fittings to make it what it once was…a pretty classic old Dutch Tudor brick/sandstone house with a real steep roof! Actually a full four floors…attic above the third floor. And a bomb-shelter basement with 20” thick limestone walls around the outside, and two of them running down the center to support the middle of the house and mimics the hallway. Seriously built.

It’s my second career!

384 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:30:03am

re: #326 Killgore Trout

I was discussing the merits of fact checking on another forum recently. It is a laborious process and it’s hard to do a lot of this stuff yourself, the average person isn’t going to be able to pile through a 600 page technical NASA document. A lot of times you can detect the BS when reporters use phrases like “some people are saying” or “could this thing be happening”. It’s usually a sign of BS. Recently I find myself just believing less of what I read or whatever viral story is making the rounds. It’s almost impossible to detect all the bullshit so I’ve become more agnostic about everything.

The average person doesn’t have to read all 600 pages, because scientific papers always have a Conclusion chapter. Basically, you’re justifying laziness with deliberate ignorance, which is pathetic.

385 Skip Intro  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:35:46am

Spring, and the mosquitoes are in bloom in Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

386 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:36:26am

re: #385 Skip Intro

Spring, and the mosquitoes are in bloom in Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

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WIPE THEM OUT. ALL OF THEM.

387 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:36:52am

re: #384 goddamnedfrank

The average person doesn’t have to read all 600 pages, because scientific papers always have a Conclusion chapter. Basically, you’re justifying laziness with deliberate ignorance, which is pathetic.

Some of the first societal collapse models started because of the Easter Islands. Obviously, that’s a closed-off environment, but even though we can import raw materials and they can’t, obviously we still have natural and environmental limits in our society, too. It’d be kind of silly to think there aren’t any limits for us, or that massive wealth inequity isn’t destabilizing to society.

388 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:44:22am

re: #385 Skip Intro

Spring, and the mosquitoes are in bloom in Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

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Flame thrower.

389 Skip Intro  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:44:38am

If you feel like dipping your toe in some cosmic stupidity today, here’s your chance.

Everything points to the Ukrainian crisis being manufactured by the political arm of the White House. Now the question is why embark on such a risky, dangerous and misguided venture?

Why? Because the Cold Cut Posse was about to unleash earthuniverse-shattering news about Obama’s birth certificate a couple of days ago, that’s why.

Did you feel it?

stateofthenation2012.com

390 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:47:33am

re: #383 ObserverArt

I’m restoring a 100+ year old home and I don’t think I could get ordinary drywall guys to do what I am doing. I’m trying to keep as much original plaster as I can going…so shoring the plaster up and then where the dry wall is going, I am having to shim the wall and ceiling joists/runners etc. to bring them to a level surface so the drywall hangs as straight as possible and meets the same level as the old surface so I can rehang all the woodwork. The wood frame is tough as hell old yellow pine/spruce (?) and almost hand hewn.

All the drywall has been hung and most of it is pretty well finished. I’m doing spot duty in one of the living (parlor) rooms. Still have the second coats to do in the main (formal) living room and the dining room. I primed the upper/lower hallway and staircase last weekend. Starting on refinishing some of the woodwork for it. I also have 5 new doors to finish and hang on the upper bedrooms and bathroom.

I am not trying to be spot-on perfect…I want it all to come off like an old home that has some ‘character’ to it, just finished off nicely. Old plaster walls were far from perfect.

The place was a mess when I got it. I call it an old slum-landlord rooming house. Luckily there was enough of the original place and fittings to make it what it once was…a pretty classic old Dutch Tudor brick/sandstone house with a real steep roof! Actually a full four floors…attic above the third floor. And a bomb-shelter basement with 20” thick limestone walls around the outside, and two of them running down the center to support the middle of the house and mimics the hallway. Seriously built.

It’s my second career!

Hat’s off to you. I helped out some friends doing work on an old farm house they had bought. Seriously string construction, but over all the years, I’m not sure that there was anything in that house that was plumb, square or level to anything else. Did a lot of teaking and tuning as we went. :)

RBS

391 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:47:37am

re: #388 Varek Raith

Flame thrower.

Flame thrower, hell……The only effective cure for mosquitoes.

392 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:48:35am

re: #389 Skip Intro

“…Why would Team Obama execute the violent overthrow of yet another democratically elected nation on Russia’s border, unless it was a necessary diversion to soon-to-be-presented “Universe-Shattering Evidence”?

Wow, a rich vein of the crazy.

393 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:48:57am

Hahahaha!

394 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:49:26am
395 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:49:35am

re: #393 Gus

Hahahaha!

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The internet is like diamonds.

396 austin_blue  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:51:51am

42 minutes on the NYT crossword today. Got 5-down, “Cheap, shoddy merchandise” on the crossing answers. New use for an old word? Too damn obscure.

Bad, Will Shortz! No soup for you!

397 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:52:03am

Abby Martin’s friend Rania Khalek also deleted her tweet with a photo of her and Abby flipping off a photo of Netanyahu.

Here’s the photo:

398 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:52:10am

re: #394 Charles Johnson

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Hilarious…

Go here… discover.twitter.com

Then click on “Check out the first Tweet by AbbyMartin”

399 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:52:45am
400 RealityBasedSteve  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:54:01am

re: #389 Skip Intro

If you feel like dipping your toe in some cosmic stupidity today, here’s your chance.

>Everything points to the Ukrainian crisis being manufactured by the political arm of the White House. Now the question is why embark on such a risky, dangerous and misguided venture?

Why? Because the Cold Cut Posse was about to unleash earthuniverse-shattering news about Obama’s birth certificate a couple of days ago, that’s why.

Did you feel it?

stateofthenation2012.com

How are these people able to breath without somebody reminding them “Good air in… bad air out” on a regular basis. I had forgotten all about the “Universe Shattering News”…. Where’s the Kaboom, there was supposed to be an earth universe shattering kaboom?

RBS

401 austin_blue  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:54:32am

re: #399 Gus

Check out the first Tweet by AbbyMartin

That Page Does Not Exist

402 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:54:49am

re: #401 austin_blue

That Page Does Not Exist

Ayep.

403 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:55:16am

re: #401 austin_blue

That Page Does Not Exist

404 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:55:32am

405 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:55:40am

406 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:56:46am

Made sure to save a screenshot the day I created the page.

407 Kragar  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:57:24am

408 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:57:48am
“Abby Martin remarks on how the American political and media establishment has marginalized those who question the US government’s official narrative on the events of 9/11.”

Youtube Video

409 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:59:52am

re: #408 jaunte

“I’m just asking questions!”

410 Flounder  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:59:56am

re: #383 ObserverArt

oooh, can I come?!
I had an old house, had to tear all the plaster and lathe down. It’s better in my opinion to go that route, then you can run new electric, insulate, and the finished product is a little less of a fire hazard. Lathe likes to burn hot.

411 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:01:45pm
412 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:01:50pm

She seems to be all over Youtube on RT ‘just asking questions’ about 9/11. I don’t think a self-deleted tweet is going to do much to change her reputation.

413 austin_blue  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:02:29pm

re: #407 Kragar

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“Founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Waldron Phelps, Dies, Goes Directly to Hell”

414 Kragar  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:02:33pm

Obdi, check your email

415 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:05:50pm

re: #412 jaunte

She seems to be all over Youtube on RT ‘just asking questions’ about 9/11. I don’t think a self-deleted tweet is going to do much to change her reputation.

She will deny us the pleasure of her original first Tweet! Take that Charles Johnson!

416 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:08:18pm

Abby Martin has now deleted (or had other people delete):

1) YouTube video of her at a Santa Monica 9/11 Truth march, ranting that the US government was behind the attacks.

2) The photo of her US flag artwork, with skulls and bloody imagery all over it.

3) The tweet by Rania Khalek with a photo of the two of them flipping off a picture of Netanyahu.

4) Her own very first tweet.

I’ll bet I can find others too.

417 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:08:20pm

re: #415 Gus

I can hear the sword sfx:
“pew pew pew!”

418 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:10:05pm

re: #416 Charles Johnson

Abby Martin has now deleted (or had other people delete):

1) YouTube video of her at a Santa Monica 9/11 Truth march, ranting that the US government was behind the attacks.

2) The photo of her US flag artwork, with skulls and bloody imagery all over it.

3) The tweet by Rania Khalek with a photo of the two of them flipping off a picture of Netanyahu.

4) Her own very first tweet.

I’ll bet I can find others too.

Yep, she deleted that page to the swastika art.

419 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:10:57pm

420 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:11:35pm

re: #416 Charles Johnson

You know, that she thinks she can hide shit by deleting it says as much about her as a journalist as anything else.

And what it says is she’s a shit journalist. You’d get better journalism by tyromancy.

421 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:11:50pm

Oops. Wait. Still there…

abbymartin.org

422 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:18:37pm
423 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:19:59pm
“…While it may seem strange for RT to choose the editor of a neo-Nazi magazine to be their expert on German public opinion, in a way it makes perfect sense precisely because so few people know who he is. RT identifies him on air only as a German journalist. Moreover, judging by his on-air performance, he is very happy to say whatever it takes to keep his patrons at RT happy.”
424 Gus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:21:56pm
425 Archangelus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:27:18pm

re: #424 Gus

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Wow. Just wow…

426 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:29:07pm

re: #425 Archangelus

The most optimistic option is they’re doing an article on anti-Obama memes, and those are examples, but even so, bit tone-deaf to print them.

427 ObserverArt  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:32:14pm

re: #400 RealityBasedSteve

How are these people able to breath without somebody reminding them “Good air in… bad air out” on a regular basis. I had forgotten all about the “Universe Shattering News”…. Where’s the Kaboom, there was supposed to be an earth universe shattering kaboom?

RBS

One of the all-time great Looney Toones characters…The Little Martian. Great because they didn’t always have him in all the ‘toones…so it was always special when he popped up.

428 jaunte  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:32:46pm

re: #424 Gus

That may not actually be from De Morgen. Here’s an apparently supportive editorial on Obama:
translate.google.com

The president of the Future

“…He manifests itself more emphatically as intellectual president who inroeit against the populist power, convinced that the U.S. wealth should not just rely on the growth of the stock market (the Dow Jones index has doubled since Obama full credit crisis became president, but at the well-being of its population.

Its flagship is the Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - the 45.2 million uninsured Americans are obliged to take out health insurance. Most were not insured because premiums were too expensive. Obama obliged to lower insurance rates and expand. Coverage from Although not all uninsured have been taken on board - the first entry is late March - Obama wrote history: Obamacare is the biggest social reform social care programs like Medicare and Medicaid introduced his Great Society since President Lyndon Johnson. Obama may have been the proud heir of the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Social Security for the unemployed and pensioners put on its feet after the Great Depression.”

(Google translate for the awkward phrasing)

429 BeenHereAwhile  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12:47:05pm

re: #383 ObserverArt

I’m restoring a 100+ year old home and I don’t think I could get ordinary drywall guys to do what I am doing. I’m trying to keep as much original plaster as I can going…so shoring the plaster up and then where the dry wall is going, I am having to shim the wall and ceiling joists/runners etc. to bring them to a level surface so the drywall hangs as straight as possible and meets the same level as the old surface so I can rehang all the woodwork. The wood frame is tough as hell old yellow pine/spruce (?) and almost hand hewn.

All the drywall has been hung and most of it is pretty well finished. I’m doing spot duty in one of the living (parlor) rooms. Still have the second coats to do in the main (formal) living room and the dining room. I primed the upper/lower hallway and staircase last weekend. Starting on refinishing some of the woodwork for it. I also have 5 new doors to finish and hang on the upper bedrooms and bathroom.

I am not trying to be spot-on perfect…I want it all to come off like an old home that has some ‘character’ to it, just finished off nicely. Old plaster walls were far from perfect.

-snip-

It’s my second career!

Had a 60+ year old lathe & plaster house in Miami that was framed in *hard* yellow Dade pine.

Figured out that drilling small pilot holes before nailing or screwing any renovation was the way to go.

e.g. without drilling pilot holes, even nailing with a 22 oz Bluegrass hammer was pretty much bent nail futile - and broken screws with a screw gun.

But you’re beyond that part of renovation.

And you’re a better man than I, as on a previous house I figured out that sheetrock ain’t for me.

430 Archangelus  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 1:01:18pm

Meanwhile in the middle east, Hamas and its buddies have flooded the phones of many Israelis with threatening SMS messages.
There’s nothing in English anywhere that i’ve seen so far, so a brief summary:
Many Israeli citizens received alarming and threatening messages from on behalf of Hamas’s military wing (or from unidentified numbers) stating: “Warning to Zionists… Al Kassam missiles are waiting for you.. If you want the lives (sic) then flee our country.”

More coming in on this, so I’ll edit and update soon enough.

431 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 22, 2014 1:43:14pm

re: #369 Killgore Trout

If we hadn’t discussed the bogus NASA study we wouldn’t have found out it was bogus.

“We” didn’t discuss it. Gus brought it to everyone’s attention and actually took the time to take a look at the study itself.

You then gleefully latched onto to it as it gave you an opportunity to engage in your favorite pastime of pointing & laughing at progressives in general and DKos in particular. Then, like a broken record, you segued into your other usual B.S. about fact checking & being an “agnostic” consumer of news.

After that others, like Obdi, took time to go look at it.

Seems to me more like there were people having a discussion and one guy standing on the sidelines behaving as if we’re in junior high school and he’s the cool kid, rolling his eyes and mocking all the others.


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