Saturday, September 17, 2016

Explosion in New York .......Developing

There was an explosion on 23rd St between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in New York City tonight. Facts are sketchy but it seems it was from a dumpster near the Business Integrity Offices and the Guild for the Blind. It is also a very gay area and it is quite possible that that was the reason for this place to be targeted. Now the news is peddling the story that it is construction debris. Right. De Blasio is making a press conference and you can almost guarantee that he will lie.

Of course there were the pipe bombs at the race in Jersey today. They can't explain that one away. You know the media and the commie Mayor will try and spin this that there is nothing to see. But it is a new world.

Holly has a serious problem, one that get her killed

Caesar Millan, the dog whisperer shows us some top whispering in this video. He actually hits the dog senseless. The dog attacks again and he uses his foot, some will say kicks it, he actually surprises it on its side with his superpower of leg extension. Humans are mysterious to dogs. Humans can actually throw things and to dogs that is simply amazing. To control their bad behavior you must think like a dog. Dogs are pack animals (they are also den animals) so as dog owner you must be head of the pack and the head of the pack will not hesitate to kill any lesser member of the pack to maintain their status, and with no human-like regret, remorse or tortured compunction.

The video attracts a lot of very stupid comments. People are insistent that Millan is a fraud and their arguments are all stupid and show that they don't have it in them to think as dogs do.

We don't see what happens next in the video. The result can be weeks off in the future through several similar tribulations. Eventually though it is the dog's owner and not Caesar Millan who must take over as leader of the pack. If he cannot do that or is unwilling then the dog is in for real trouble. The owner must forget whatever happened in the past to the dog to cause its food related aggressive behavior, all that matters is the here and now and forcing the dog to regard him as god. Eventually through similar training the dog will go "here, take it. It's yours"

That is my opinion and nothing you can say will shake it.


I had two Belgian sheepdogs adopted past their puppy phases. The first one took forever to come around to me. She kept her distance as kidnapped victim. She wouldn't play. She didn't acknowledge any kind of toy. She wouldn't accept petting. She was a drag for a very long time, nearly a full year. Ugly besides. She had a very long gangly teenage phase. Finally she came around and we had a blast together. She developed into a gorgeous little princess. Rather small for her breed and delicate. She wore her thin chain collar as a necklace.

The second Belgian sheepdog was more like a trans, her behavior far less delicate. She behaved more as a male dog plus she was bigger, more powerful, more strong willed. I was unwilling to wait for her to come around so I forced it. Immediately I taught her I am the boss. And that means of everything. 

I did to her what mother dogs do to each of their pups. It's actually the most important lesson dogs learn, very young, to submit, and she never had this lesson. The mother dog grabs each of her pups by the neck and forces them into the ground showing them dominance to the point of killing them until they submit for their life. That's what I did to her. I grabbed her neck and forced into the ground until she stopped struggling and submitted.

That was step one. 

Then she avoided me. So I coaxed her in then grabbed her and held on tightly so she couldn't escape by struggling and held on until she exhausted her strength, and she was very strong for a dog. When she finally submitted I kept holding on and squeezed even harder to show her I have reserve strength, even more power, that I can kill her. Her life is in my hands. I did this about three or four, possibly five times. 

The last time a friend was visiting, the new dog avoiding me, I grabbed her and did that double squeezing bit, and she flew out of my arms, spun around and looked back at me like she's looking at the devil, and my visiting friend  regarded me differently thereafter. That incident became a story he told afterwards about how I'm a complete nutter handling my new dog. I heard him relate that a few times.  I told him that I'm unwilling to wait for her to come around like the previous one. (The second one actually, this was the 3rd Belgian, not the second, the first was a pup) I said then, "Laugh all you like, come around later and she'll be jumping into my arms. 

And that was the case. She jumped into my arms too much, actually. I then had to train her that we'll have a spot designated for that. Her power spot, a step down from the carpeted living room into the onetime porch redesigned into a greenhouse with a different industrial carpet. That transitional architectural step down became the place where I'd give her 5 to 10 minutes of pure one on one attention every day, telling her how gorgeous she is. All I would do is sit on that step and from wherever she was in the yard she'd come flying and literally cannonball into my arms. Forcefully. POW! "Pet me, and tell me I'm gorgeous!" 

Ex.2 Toni saw all this and wanted a Belgian. I picked up an incredible young dog. Man, I would have loved to own the dog that I found for her. A young male that took me for leader of the pack immediately. He was the most beautiful Belgian I've ever seen. And I mean it. I took him for walks around the neighborhood while I had him for two weeks before driving him to Atlanta. He heeled perfectly right off. The best I've ever seen. Anywhere, even at obedience shows. He crowded a bit, actually. He'd have points knocked off for that. He would not leave my side. He was interested in things happening around but he would not pull and no danger of taking off. None. If he could attach himself to my side permanently then he would have. We were buds. Instantly.

While he was so strong willed in dog terms. He walked right through the screen door to get to me. Still a pup, he had my mature female completely cowered, herself very strong willed. He was larger and even more fully coated. He had the coat of a black lion. All he did was glance back at her and she fell back so that he could be petted and not her. I had to tie him up to pet my own dog and he did not like that one bit. My attention must go to him.

On the way to Georgia he'd get loose out of anything I tried to constrain him while I went into a restaurant or wherever I stopped along the way. Then stay right there at the car. We should have named him Houdini. There will be no abandoning of the dog along the route. All stops along the way he stayed right at my side. Tennessee has beautiful rest stops where I walked him off leash and he wouldn't wander beyond my side. He wouldn't run around and play. He stayed right there at my side the entire way there. 

But Toni couldn't handle him. She wrote me that she had to give him away. Toni just couldn't take on the attitude of top dog of the pack. In her mind it was always a situation of delicate refined woman in possession of a too willful dog. She wrote of the impressive things the dog did, escape the garage with its multiple latches and locks, roam the neighborhood and drag logs with mushrooms growing, things with interesting smells, stealing things from people's porches and bringing them home. She couldn't control him. She couldn't teach him. He was too much for her. Toni simply could not become the leader of their little two member pack, rather, the dog was leader of their little pack and became no end of trouble for her so that whole effort failed. Had she just shown the dog physically and directly that she could kill him then all those problems would evaporate but Toni just didn't have it in her. She thinks like a human and not like a dog. 

Hillary says the Alt-Right hates the Jews.....The View from the Jerusalem Post.

The Twilight of American Jewry
By Caroline B. Glick Jerusalem Post September 15, 2016

This week marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America. Most of us didn't realize it at the time, but those attacks also marked the beginning of the end of the golden age of American Jewry – on both sides of the ideological divide.

Most American Jews make their home on the political Left, and together with black Americans they comprise the most loyal Democratic voting bloc. American Jews have clung to the Democratic Party despite the fact that over the past decade and a half, their position in the party has become increasingly precarious.

After the September 11 attacks, the American anti-war movement rose as a force in the party. The movement was quick to conflate its anti-Americanism with hostility for Israel. Jewish anti-war activists were forced to choose between Zionism and pacifism.

And the situation has only grown worse over time.

"What's something everyone just accepts as normal that's actually completely fucked up when you think about it?"

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That medical insurance considers dental and eye care separate from your overall health.

Expecting service workers to stand all day.

Americans seem to be quite content with their 2 weeks vacation per year.

Commuting over an hour to a 45+ hour per week job.

The fact that we will tell, in detail, a rape story, murder, what have you, on the news, and even put photos of a carbomb or the horrible scene, but will edit the word fuck, shit, etc from the headline about it.

People won't let their kids play outside alone due to stranger danger, but will then post pictures and every detail of their lives (including their children's) on social media.

The Bystander Effect.
The more people that are around, the less likely someone is to intervene in a situation.

Having to walk into a job interview with a rationale for why you want to work for that specific company when everyone knows you're there because you need a job and they have one.

American politics pulls out its Johnson.

Troll Fu losers!

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Cure: Just Like Heaven

Song #488 in the Rolling Stone magazine 500 greatest songs of all time

"Just Like Heaven" is a song by British alternative rock band The Cure. The group wrote most of the song during recording sessions in southern France in 1987. The lyrics were written by their frontman Robert Smith, who drew inspiration from a past trip to the sea shore with his future wife. Before Smith had completed the lyrics, an instrumental version of the song was used as the theme for the French television show Les Enfants du Rock.

"Just Like Heaven" was the third single released from their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, while Smith's memories of the trip formed the basis for the song's accompanying music video. The song became the Cure's first American hit and reached number 40 on the Billboard charts in 1988. It has been praised by critics and covered by artists such as Dinosaur Jr., Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Katie Melua. Smith has said he considers "Just Like Heaven" to be one of the band's strongest songs.

Inside Outside

Son Doong cave, Vietnam!
Sunset on the Oregon Coast

What do you wish still existed from your childhood?

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There was this toy that was just two balls with a sulfur coating or something, and you would clack them together in one hand to make a crazy loud noise and some sulfur smoke would pop off from it.

Super Soakers. Water guns today suck, they are not even close to the first and second generation super soakers.

The excitement of getting your pictures back from the photo place.

The really sour warheads and Altoids Mango Sours. Shit was awesome.

The occasional feeling of not having a care in the world.

Saturday morning cartoons

Hillary will stop deportations and bring millions of terrorists and criminal to your town. Get ready for your children to be raped Twin Falls! Don't be deplorable racists!

Hillary Clinton Vows To ‘Stop The Raids And Roundups’ of Illegal Immigrants

Breitbart News By Charlie Spierling September 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton vows she would dramatically reduce the deportation of illegal immigrants if elected president, and expand President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.

“We’re going to end family detention, close private detention facilities, and stop the raids and roundups,” she said during a speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C.
Clinton vowed to defend Obama’s two executive amnesty programs DAPA and DACA, and promised to expand it if elected president. DACA gives amnesty for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children and DACA gives amnesty for their parents. But Clinton touted additional cases where she would unilaterally give illegal immigrants legalization.

Master Troll Class!

“It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll,” anchor Jake Tapper .

Another master class in political troll-fu was administered by Donald Trump on the biased scumbag media. After the way they cut away from the Angel Moms at the Republican Convention Trump knew that they only way he would get coverage of his endorsement by Medal of Honor winners was to bait and switch. So he had the CNN and FOX cameras running while he talked about his hotel and then had generals and admirals and Medal of Honor winners who were happy to endorse him. All the while the scumbag press was waiting for him to apologize for being a "Birther." 

Which he didn't do. Never apologize because it is a sign of weakness. Just as it is a sign of weakness to call David Duke deporable because then the media game is who else is deporable. The Alt-Right? Milo? His voters? You don't play their game. You stick it up their ass. They have no choice but to cover his campaign.

He had an event in New Hampshire where the press was a half  hour late. He started without him and mocked these worthless scumbags. What they do? Here are some quotes:

“This is completely ridiculous and unacceptable. This has gone on for way to [sic] long and it’s time we take a stand,” said one member of the traveling press.
“The press corps is at a boiling point here and was more frustrated tonight than ever,” said another.
“There’s the want to do something among traveling press of course — being constantly mocked and demonized is awful — but there’s the competing feeling that news organizations have almost let too much slide to have any bargaining power at this point,” said a third member of Trump’s traveling press corps."
Awwww poor babies. What have they done but demonized Trump 24/7? Not ust Trump. Bush, McCain and Romney before him. Trump is not a pussy like them so he will troll them and make them look like the biased scum that they are. They will be freaking out and attacking him even more. Regular people will discount them because they have overplayed their hand. They started out a 100% anti-Trump and they can't ratchet it up anymore than they already have without looking ridiculous.
This is what Trump is best at. He will bambozzle the press and get his message out to the people over their biased scumbag heads. While concern trolling Hillary as she drools and collapses at the podium during the debate. They are starting to panic.  
Too bad I can't eat popcorn anymore.

"Miami residents rather be bitten than exposed to chemicals sprayed from planes... "

No assurances from health officials would calm some 200 people packing a Miami Beach City Commission meeting Wednesday. They cursed elected officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for mixed messages about aerial spraying over South Beach and refusing to detail all locations where adult mosquitoes have been isolated with the virus.

"At first they said they couldn't do aerial spraying, but then they said yes," said Sadie Kaplan, a fitness trainer who fled her home twice to avoid the spraying. "Pick a side. Don't flip-flop."

Some argued the mild flu-like illness that Zika causes in most people doesn't warrant aggressive pesticide use, even booing a doctor presenting evidence of Zika-related birth defects to city commissioners.

"I don't want to be sprayed with pesticides for what I believe is a hoax," said Kiro Ace, a graphic designer who was shirtless but wore a gas mask as he joined protesters chanting, "If you're going to spray, we want a say!"
'I'd rather take my chances with Zika'

"Donald Trump finally concedes that Obama was born in the U.S."

"President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again," he said, then walked offstage after a 30-minute event consisting mostly of praise for him from veterans and Medal of Honor recipients."

I don't think the press is just going to leave it alone. Even though it takes a logical stretch to connect the birther allegation to therefore it means Trump is a racist. It's a stretch, but they are going to try. Like the song says, they are in too deep.
If the media persist attacking him on this issue, after Trump's acknowledgment, that, yes Obama was born in the United States, it may do more damage to them, if that is even possible.

"Hey You Guys – You Can’t Say “You Guys” Anymore"

Acculturated:  On campus, political correctness has become the Santa Claus who offers no presents. It sees you when you’re sleeping. It knows when you’re awake. It’s definitely making lists and checking them twice, and you’d better be correct for correctness’ sake. Otherwise you won’t even get a lump of coal, just a letter informing you how really sorry everyone is that they had to expel you for your own good.

Yet another sense-demolishing instance of campus lunacy was reported last week in The New York Times, which informed readers that their children off at college are being sternly warned not to say “you guys” (it might make women feel excluded), not to “show surprise” if a feminine-looking woman says she is a lesbian (acting ability now being as essential as learning ability) and to be very very careful about singing along with rap lyrics, even when alone in a car.

Needless to say, everyone should be on the lookout for “white privilege” and report any suspicions along these lines to the authorities for immediate correction. Helpful re-education camps are already being set up for this purpose. (more)

"Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors"

"Wells Fargo fraud department inundated with calls from low-income Clinton supporters reporting repeated unauthorized charges"
“We get up to a hundred calls a day from Hillary’s low-income supporters complaining about multiple unauthorized charges,” a source, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of job security, from the Wells Fargo fraud department told the Observer. The source claims that the Clinton campaign has been pulling this stunt since Spring of this year. The Hillary for America campaign will overcharge small donors by repeatedly charging small amounts such as $20 to the bankcards of donors who made a one-time donation. However, the Clinton campaign strategically doesn’t overcharge these donors $100 or more because the bank would then be obligated to investigate the fraud.

“We don’t investigate fraudulent charges unless they are over $100,” the fraud specialist explained. “The Clinton campaign knows this, that’s why we don’t see any charges over the $100 amount, they’ll stop the charges just below $100. We’ll see her campaign overcharge donors by $20, $40 or $60 but never more than $100.” The source, who has worked for Wells Fargo for over 10 years, said that the total amount they refund customers on a daily basis who have been overcharged by Clinton’s campaign “varies” but the bank usually issues refunds that total between $700 and $1200 per day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chris Hardwick

What is the problem fitting this guy in a suit?

I like Chris Hardwick, a lot. He's a philosopher, actually, and he has a lot going on. Funny besides.  I like everything about him. And that's why it pains me to see him so uncomfortable in his suits. I know he can be fitted better than we see him so what's going on?

My first impression was, Jesus, this guy looks like PeeWee Herman fitted too tightly on purpose so his socks show and he looks completely pulled in and constrained by his suit,  but that turns out to be wrong. PeeWee Herman's suits actually fit better than Chris Hardwick's and they're both animated.  Will somebody please get this guy a new tailor? Is it a thing done on purpose? For comedy? Am I being punked again?

Here is one of the Xfinity commercials that makes me cringe whenever I see them. Turn off the sound to avoid the commercial. No point in running an ad for them here. I'm showing what gets me worked up.

I realize his whole schtick is being a comedic nerd, so a PeeWee Hermanesque look is appropriate for that, but I'm not so certain that is what Xfinity is going for even with his  non groomed hair.

He looks okay until he moves. Then lines appear tugging in all directions that makes him look like he's being tortured by his clothes.

Google images.[PeeWee Herman]

Below are ads for well fitted suits with some comparative movement. They both have the fabric pulled by natural movement but they both don't make the wearer appear as if they're comically tortuously misfitted. Whereas with Chris Hardwick and PeeWee Herman they both look like they cannot wait to tear off their uncomfortable suits soon as the shooting is finished, while the two below look comfortable in their clothes. 


Fifth Grader Kneels in Protest of Pledge of Allegiance

By Katherine Rodriguez Breitbart News September 15, 2016

A Texas fifth grader has decided to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at her middle school in protest of the national anthem.
Skyla Madria, 10, said to KVUE that she is protesting “The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key because he was a slave owner, and one of the verses in the song that people do not sing refers to slavery.
The verse reads, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave.”
“When I heard the third verse of the national anthem, I decided that’s not right and he shouldn’t have wrote that,” Madria said to KVUE.
Madria got her inspiration from football player Colin Kaepernick, who recently kneeled during the national anthem in protest.

"South Park fixes the National Anthem problem"

Via twitter

The Russians are coming!

Russian billionaire to spend more time in NYC

By Richard Johnson Page Six NY Post September 15, 2016

The Russian is coming. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will be spending more time in the US now that he’s moved some of his billions from Moscow to Brooklyn, sources say.
Prokhorov sold off his $2 billion stake in Uralkali, the world’s biggest potash mining company, after Russian police raided his offices in April.
The 6-foot-8 bachelor has increased his holdings in the US, buying control of Nassau Coliseum last year. In December, he became the sole owner of Barclays Center and the Nets.
“Prokhorov will be more and more in New York,” one source told me. “It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t have an apartment here. He is happy at his penthouse at the Four Seasons that he always books.”
As I reported five months ago, Prokhorov got on Vladimir Putin’s bad side when a newspaper he partly owns named members of the Kremlin’s inner circle who turned up in the Panama Papers — a list of tax avoiders with money in offshore accounts.
A spokeswoman for Prokhorov told me, “He continues to have a strong business presence in Russia across multiple industries, including banking, insurance, media and real estate. He is a full-time resident of Russia.”

"Men, what's something that would surprise women about life as a man?"

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I remember my wife asked me years ago, "Hey, get any compliments on your bald head?" It was a drastic change, shaved head. She thought it fit my style. At the time, I only worked with guys. She looked amazed and shocked when I laughingly replied, "Are you serious? Doubt anyone noticed." She thought I was heartbroken but in reality I would have been surprised if anyone did compliment.

Contrary to popular belief, we adult men talk about sex like 5% of the time. We, too, have hobbies and dreams.

That most of us don't have the type of friend system where you just go to someone and emotionally vent about your problems. Any problem you have must be solved in silence. Even today men who never ever complain are praised like they are super human.

Playing hard to get ? No, we're not gonna pursue you. We're just going to think you're uninterested and we will move on.

My girlfriend and I watched Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel last night. In the beginning, two of the main characters are working at a theme park, handing out coupons to the Dinoburger restaurant at the park, whilst dressed as dinosaurs. The two get in an argument about how it doesn't make any sense that they are dressed as dinosaurs claiming they should really be dressed as cavemen.
My girlfriend had a hard time grasping that this was a pretty acurate portrail of how conversations in groups of guys usually go. A semantic debate about things that are both simple and completely insignificant. We'll debate about things that have nothing to do with our lives and leave the conversation having gained essentially nothing.
I also explained that these debates don't end when the one individual conversation is over. Next time we're together, we'll pick it up right where we left off. Over the course of about three months my friends and I went through a quite serious debate over the character of Tom Bombadil and his weight and impact on the world of Lord of the Rings. Actually most of our conversations come back to lord of the rings. But she just couldn't understand how that would in any way be entertaining. Truth be told, we don't stop to think if it would be entertaining, it just happens and everyone participates.

"Tyree King, 13, Fatally Shot by Police in Columbus, Ohio"

"Police were called to a report of a group of people — including one armed with a gun — demanding money at 7:42 p.m. ET."
Officers arriving at the scene saw three people matching the suspects' descriptions around a block away. However, when they attempted to speak with them, two of the males ran away, police said.

"Officers followed the males to the alley ... and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband," it added. "One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times."

King was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.
I'm assuming the deceased teenager was an African American person of color... otherwise why would this police shooting be compared to other police shootings involving African Americans persons of color.
The incident in Columbus comes almost two years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by a police officer in Cleveland.

Rice, a black sixth-grade student, was holding a pellet gun when the officer shot him within two seconds of arriving at the scene.
So, I guess we are about to go on a merry go round again. Brace yourselves.

Why is Hitler doing traffic?

"Meet the LA man who walks people for a living"

"As the digital age makes people more lonely, Chuck McCarthy created a service to stroll with strangers – but the job is more people whisperer than walker."
“The more I thought about it, the less crazy it seemed,” said McCarthy, draining a bottle of water – he now takes hydration seriously – and heading out into the sunshine for another walk, this time with the Guardian trotting in step.

A homemade scrawl across his T-shirt declared him The People Walker, low-budget, mobile advertising. “I’ve been doing walks almost every single day for the past week and I’m getting repeat clients, which is what you want.”

A stroll with this soft-spoken, hirsute hulk seems to be what much of LA wants, judging by the response to his Facebook page and homemade flyers.

“Need motivation to walk?” they ask from lamp posts. “Scared to walk alone at night? Don’t like walking alone at all? Don’t want people to see you walking alone and just assume you have no friends? Don’t like listening to music or podcasts but can’t walk alone in silence, forced to face thoughts of the unknown future, or your own insignificance in the ever expanding universe?”

“I try to listen more than talk,” he said this week, striding past handsome houses in Los Feliz, a leafy neighbourhood near Hollywood.
Dog thinks he has a bunch of friends

A Tale of Two Cities

"NY Times: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied"
With less than eight weeks before Election Day, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest, with both candidates still struggling to win the confidence of their respective bases, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
LA Times: Donald Trump is ahead 47% to Hillary 41%.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Whose that girl?

She was such a nasty eighties bitch that she turned her mother into a lesbian and gave her brother Hillary Clinton's disease. He couldn't shake his disdain for her.

She doesn't act anymore and went back to college to get her degree at 50 and said when she graduates she needs to be made CEO of a company. What a loon.

Whose that girl?

sandhill cranes

This is copied from a double page photograph that heads an article titled "the Birds" published in Arizona Highways for October 2016. I have it right here beside me. The photograph and statement is by John Sherman, the portfolio of birds is edited by Jeff Kida.

The photographs also include a handsome mottled quail, makes you think of hunting and of dinner, an orange oriole, a trogon that looks like a colorful parakeet, and a Steller's jay that is not blue and looks to be hopping straight up, a full page photo of a double crested cormorant without any crests and opening its mouth like it's yawning, a green heron leaping from the water, a very cool full page photo of three baby great horned owls with their nest in a saguaro, a double page photo of a California condor with its beak tucked into its chest and that all you see due to the fog, a Harris hawk landing on a branch, and a calliope hummingbird that looks like it spit up spaghetti sauce splattered from its mouth all over its bib.

Inspire'n. I love those cranes and there's a million of them it looks like. Let's scratch out a picture.

A couple of houses ago I had the ugliest closet doors that you ever saw comprised of four plain panels. You pulled on the knobs and the panels folded following two tracks. I laid there in bed and wondered how I could turn them into something attractive and decided light quilts that snapped on would work. I decided the design will be cranes as Japanese paint them, but mine would be merely outlined in stitches. But I never got around to it before I moved. But I still love these cranes. Mine would have longer necks. Ridiculously long necks. 

Remembrance of things Pabst.

Every year around our anniversary we like to go down to lower Manhattan to celebrate. This year we are going to be in Florida next month so we decided to go yesterday.

Of course it was another anniversary. 911. We got married right after 911 and we got married downtown to put our money were our mouth is. A buddy of mine was the general manager of Faunces Tavern which is one of the oldest restaurants in the United States. It is where George Washington said farewell to his officers. We wanted to support the businesses downtown that were devastated by the tragedy so we spent our money there instead of some anonymous catering hall.

What were you taught in school that you later learned was completely untrue?

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Our gym teacher told us your body temperature increases by 40 degrees when you run. When we pointed out you go to the hospital w a fever over 103, she told us it was different, and to stop acting smug.

You can't take a bigger number away from a smaller number.

That my "Permanent Record" was actually permanent.

Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis

People would offer me free drugs.

Men and women have a different number of ribs

The sun is half star, half planet

It's illegal to sell yoyos at yard sales

You only use 10% of your brain.

Conservatism is dead. This is a class election not an ideology election.

The Flight 93 Election revisited By Vox Day September 14, 2016

Publius Decius Mus is taking a considerable amount of flak from conservatives because he is directly over the target, which is the staunchly pusillanimous way in which they have betrayed America and Americans for at least 50 years, and the way some of them are stilltrying to do so:
Conservatives have shouted since the beginning of Trump’s improbable rise: He’s not one of us! He is not conservative! And, indeed, in many ways, Trump is downright liberal. You might think that would make him more acceptable to the Left. But no. As “compassionate conservatism” did nothing to blunt leftist hatred of George W. Bush, neither do Trump’s quasi-liberal economic positions. In fact, they hate Trump much more. Trump is not conservative enough for the conservatives but way too conservative for the Left, yet somehow they find common cause. Earlier I posited that the reason is Trump’s position on immigration. Let me add two others.

The first is simply that Trump might win. He is not playing his assigned role of gentlemanly loser the way McCain and Romney did, and may well have tapped into some previously untapped sentiment that he can ride to victory. This is a problem for both the Right and the Left. The professional Right (correctly) fears that a Trump victory will finally make their irrelevance undeniable. The Left knows that so long as Republicans kept playing by the same rules and appealing to the same dwindling base of voters, there was no danger. Even if one of the old breed had won, nothing much would have changed, since their positions on the most decisive issues were effectively the same as the Democrats and because they posed no serious challenge to the administrative state.

Which points to the far more important reason. I urge readers to go back through John Marini’s argument, to which I cannot do anything close to full justice. Suffice to say here, the current governing arrangement of the United States is rule by a transnational managerial class in conjunction with the administrative state. To the extent that the parties are adversarial at the national level, it is merely to determine who gets to run the administrative state for four years. Challenging the administrative state is out of the question. The Democrats are united on this point. The Republicans are at least nominally divided. But those nominally opposed (to the extent that they even understand the problem, which is: not much) are unwilling or unable to actually do anything about it. Are challenges to the administrative state allowed only if they are guaranteed to be ineffectual? If so, the current conservative movement is tailor-made for the task. Meanwhile, the much stronger Ryan wing of the Party actively abets the administrative state and works to further the managerial class agenda.

Trump is the first candidate since Reagan to threaten this arrangement. To again oversimplify Marini (and Aristotle), the question here is: who rules? The many or the few? The people or the oligarchs? Our Constitution says: the people are sovereign, and their rule is mediated through representative institutions, limited by written Constitutional norms. The administrative state says: experts must rule because various advances (the march of history) have made governing too complicated for public deliberation, and besides, the unwise people often lack knowledge of their own best interests even on rudimentary matters. When the people want something that they shouldn’t want or mustn’t have, the administrative state prevents it, no matter what the people vote for. When the people don’t want something that the administrative state sees as salutary or necessary, it is simply imposed by fiat.

Don’t want more immigration? Too bad, we know what’s best. Think bathrooms should be reserved for the two biological sexes? Too bad, we rule. And so on and on.

To all the “conservatives” yammering about my supposed opposition to Constitutional principle (more on that below) and who hate Trump, I say: Trump is mounting the first serious national-political defense of the Constitution in a generation. He may not see himself in those terms. I believe he sees himself as a straightforward patriot who just wants to do what is best for his country and its people. Whatever the case, he is asserting the right of the sovereign people to make their government do what they want it to do, and not do things they don’t want it to do, in the teeth of determined opposition from a managerial class and administrative state that want not merely different policies but above all to perpetuate their own rule.

If the Constitution has any force or meaning, then “We the People” get to decide not merely who gets to run the administrative state—which, whatever the outcome, will always continue on the same path—more fundamentally, we get to decide what policies we want and which we don’t.
Conservatism as we have known it since Reagan is dead. Whether the Alt Right or NeoTrumpism or something else will ascend in its place is presently unknown, but we can be fairly certain that conservatives will never win another national election, thanks to the demographic transformation they supported, and, in many cases, still support.

Shed no tears and spare no pity for them. Like every ideology that stands in opposition to observable reality, their eventual irrelevance is assured, it is merely a question of time.

“Speculative and fanciful”, but haven’t ruled it out

The shocking new study overthrows the idea that it is only possible to produce children using an egg, and fertilising it with sperm. Instead, the research suggests that it might be possible to conceive children using skin cells.

In a new experiment on mice, scientists appear to have shown that it would be possible to conceive of mice using other kinds of cells. The study showed that it was possible to produce healthy offspring while bypassing the normal route of fertilising an egg with sperm.

“The practical applications of this as the technology stands at the moment are not very broad,” Dr Perry said at a press conference.

“What we’re saying is that these embryos are mitotic cells – mitotic cells are the type of cell that almost every dividing cell in your body is. And therefore potentially one day we might be able to extend what we’ve shown in these mitotic cells to other mitotic cells.

“Will we be able to do that? I don’t know. But I think, if it is ever possible, one day in the distant future people will look back and say this is where it started.”
Could we envision a day when women will be fighting for the right to reproduce?

"Resident Facing Fines For Too Many Trump Signs"

"A Trump supporter in Haverhill is facing stiff fines for having too many signs in his front yard. But Rick Early is standing his ground, literally."
“This is my property, and I have a constitutional right to express my opinions,” said Early. “They’re not coming down.”

The city has an ordinance prohibiting political signs that total more than 32 square feet. Early’s signs add up to over 300 square feet.

“He’s way in excess of what’s allowed, that’s all he’s been cited for is that he’s over the signage that’s allowed by city ordinance,” city building inspector Dick Osborne said.

Miyagi University graduation work

"looking through the trick"

"It's gone from a leak to an all out flood"

"PAY FOR PLAY – Top DNC Donors Were Awarded Federal Posts Following Donations"

"4Chan users put together a list of Top OFA and DNC Donors."

Top Reddit comment...
I'm a woke fella. I knew that ambassadorships to tiny countries were routinely given to donors. But to France? To Japan? To the EU? Aren't there qualified people they could appoint? It reads like a menu: France will cost you a bit more than Trinidad & Tobago.

"Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza"

"We're going to eliminate boring, repetitive, dangerous jobs, and we're going to free up people to do things that are higher value," said co-founder Alex Garden, a former Microsoft manager and president of mobile game maker Zynga Studios.
"We automate those repetitive tasks, so that we can spend more money on higher quality ingredients," said Julia Collins, Zume's CEO and cofounder. "There will always be a model here at Zume where robots and humans work together to create delicious food."

Charity Suzuki regularly uses the Zume mobile app to order pizza. She isn't bothered by the robot cooks.

"It's delicious. It's always hot and fresh when it comes," Suzuki said. "I can't tell the difference that it's made by a robot versus a human."

Trump spells out his child care policy

Busting a move toward women and working families, Trump gives the details on his plan for maternity leave, for child care tax deductions, for variable accounts set up for specific children that can be rolled over with unspent sums applied later to their higher education.

He speaks about how his program will be self-funding. Implausible, but that's to be seen.

His speech is introduced by his daughter Ivanka, who stands beside him and behind him the entire speech and I must say she is distracting just being there on stage with him. You can just turn off the sound and enjoy just watching her.

So that's what Obama means by Trump idolizing the Russians. No wait, I have that wrong. Actually, picking up for incapacitated Hillary Clinton while she recovers from heat, no, dehydration, no conk on the head no, pneumonia, oh what difference does it make anyway what she thinks we'll believe she's recovering from behind her new massive wall and other neighborhood barriers put up to block view of her home until she powers through, Obama avers Trump idolizes Putin.

Idolize. That's a thing with them. Give him a break. It's a thing people see when they have no real religion to speak of. It's only natural.

Meanwhile, his loving -- adoring, is it? -- wife, Michelle, reveals to Stephen Curry, whoever that is, how to get Obama's goat; by mocking his ears. Maybe it was flicking his ears. Nice. Funny gal, that one. I wonder what he does get her goat. No I don't. I lied again. I won't even guess because that would be mean and juvenile. Harambe. Oops.

And the whole time I was admiring Ivanka, I meant to say listening to Donald Trump speaking, the whole thing was ruined a bit by also imagining Chelsea Clinton standing there instead and the comparison is so ridiculous I couldn't stop laughing.

Nice soft touch, a baby makes a noise as they do and Trump deftly weaves it into his speech.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The grim reaper

Look out, by the concrete knoll, behind the Chevy

If you stop and think about it, Hillary was at the 9/11 ceremony with her personal doctor, who held her arm and waited with her by the curb for the van. Traditionally, vans have been disfavored by protective services as transports, because they don’t have the horsepower, rugged drivetrains, or stability/maneuverability of SUVs that are designed for towing and off road use. Imagine the poor Secret Service Agent forced into a high-speed chase in that thing, swerving from lave to lane, with it’s high center of gravity and puny van wheels.

So why a van?

I initially thought it was because it was lower to step into, but then why not a sedan, which would come with much more maneuverability. Or better yet, a Limo?

The Vanbulance makes perfect sense. As soon as they loaded Hillary in (after blocking the view inside as they loaded her), they probably dumped the seat back, turning it into a gurney to lay her out flat, popped open some cabinets, and let her doctor hook up a diazepam IV from a hook on the ceiling, an EKG that popped from a side console, and they probably had the defibrillator paddles dropped from the ceiling, ready to go.

Everybody knows she has these amygdala problems, and they have known for some time. And everybody is covering it up, just like they did with FDR.

Jason Chaffetz grills Mr. Herring of FBI

And lays it on thick.

Bam! You been served.

Top YouTube comment:

Excellent Excellent Excellent job Jason! Thank you for speaking for us Americans when we cannot! This is all so frustrating! FBI COMEY played bigtime politics here and ruined not only his reputation but shattered the trust we have in the FBI and DOJ!!!

"With 2 Boy Georges and a few dozen Michael Jacksons we could eliminate the National Debt"

Archive footage from the 1984 Canadian federal election, when Canada's political parties were given five minutes of prime-time television. This was the first and last time the Rhinoceros Party was allowed on CBC.

"Clinton IT aide pleads Fifth, skips hearing"

The Hill: The former State Department employee who set up Hillary Clinton's private email server did not appear before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday morning despite a subpoena to testify on the deletion of some of Clinton’s emails.

Bryan Pagliano exercised his Fifth Amendment right not to testify against himself before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in 2015. He was also reportedly awarded an immunity deal during the FBI’s now-closed investigation into Clinton’s use of the server while secretary of State.

“It’s a serious matter. Mr. Pagliano has chosen to evade a subpoena duly issued by the committee. I will consult with counsel and my colleagues to consider a full range of options available to address Mr. Pagliano’s failure to appear,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said.

“He should be here. When you are served a subpoena by the United States Congress, that is not optional,” he said.

Sponsor of the law to repeal Michigan’s mandatory helmet law was killed Monday night in a motorcycle crash

Michigan RadioMichigan State Police report that State Representative Peter Pettalia was wearing a helmet when he died.

Pettalia was riding a motorcycle on M-33 in northern Michigan’s Montmorency County.

Pettalia was the sponsor of the 2012 law that repealed the helmet requirement for motorcyclists. A recent study found motorcycle fatalities in Michigan jumped by 23 % between 2014 and 2015 and researchers say the repeal of the helmet law almost certainly played a role.

Pettalia chaired the state House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He was serving his third and final state House term, and briefly considered a run for Congress earlier this year. Pettalia was 61 years old.

"John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit"

Daily CallerMore than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies, records show. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program. (more)

Not the Onion: "Refugees in Germany go on ‘vacation’ to war-torn homelands"

"The information was unveiled by the outlet Die Welt am Sonntag, citing its own investigation. The inquiry included testimonies from registered asylum seekers in Germany who are entitled to so-called HARTZ-IV social benefits. Some of them confirmed to the newspaper that they “traveled for a short period of time back to countries like Syria, Afghanistan or Lebanon.”"
There are such cases,” an unnamed spokesperson for the German Federal Employment Office (BA) confirmed to the publication. The representative, however, stressed that no official numbers are available.

“We do not conduct any analysis or statistics on this subject and therefore we do not have any information,” the source added. The body is now trying to figure out the number of refugees opting for such a “vacation” in their homeland.

According to the current rules applying to asylum seekers claiming social benefits in Germany, they are eligible to leave the country for a total of 21 days per year. Migrants however are not obliged to report to authorities where they are traveling, but merely when and for how long.

“There is no legal ground to demand that information from him,” BA said, as quoted by Die Welt am Sonntag. Should authorities still get aware of a refugee heading back to states like Syria or Iraq, they are “not allowed to pass that information to other authorities due to the data privacy.”

Trump rally, Asheville, NC

Here's real entertainment for you. These Trump rallies just keep getting better. One of Trump's lines is, after scanning the crowd and appreciating their attendence, and remarking, "This is a movement" He has touches of practiced comedian, repeated Trumpian interjections "Believe me" is to remark there are a lot more people outside that have waited but cannot get in, "I can tell you."  "Would any of you like to give them your place?" The whole space filled to its rafters shouts "No!" Reliably. It is a Trump standard at this point. Then he asks, "Is there anyplace more fun than a Trump rally?" All the people having waited to see his show obviously all agree.

Trump's message keeps improving as he goes, as it must by anyone with this much practice. He is very comfortable in his message. He's added none of this can happen if you don't actually go out and vote. His coverage improves, the camera angle takes in the whole crowd, and now the coverage includes interviews with the people outside waiting.

The interviewer is especially interested in young people, some still in High School, apparently too young to be interested in politics. But they are. He asks them what it is like to be a Trump supporter in High School, one girl relates her conversation with another girl student who simply cannot comprehend when she tells her from being asked, not pushing the issue, the girl has nothing in response except, "That's just crazy." That's all that's there. No reason for being crazy, except it's not what you're supposed to say. There is no substance there. No comprehension at all except awareness of what she thinks she's supposed to feel and to think, and do that solidly but without knowing why. Simply, "That's crazy." That's all. That is the full extent of their discussion. The full extent of their capacity for discussion.

The REDDIT titles to Hillary Clinton posts show the same thing. Like children they all parrot what they're told they're supposed to be concerned about, Pence refusing to fall into the Journalist's trap of answering  KKK being deplorable (to open the gate to other deplorable types, and then form the discussion around that so that words racist, xenophobic, nationalist etc can structure the discussion) or Trump not releasing his taxes ( while dodging the real and quite serious issue of Clinton losing 6 billion as our employee -- they keep missing that and accepting that we are her employees with no right to demand answers from her.) They're instructed by our corrupted media these are the issues and so they all dutifully parrot. And their minds are closed to thinking outside their own tiny  personal storm shelters.

So it is truly refreshing for media coverage of youngsters waiting in line to attend a Trump rally in this RSBN video. RSBN has responded to comments in previous videos to show the crowd and to cover the people waiting outside. You'll be cheered if you watch it, even part of the way through.

Then the rally itself. A separate video. My interest is observing Trump evolve as political speaker so I skip all the opening acts, a local politician, I think this is solidly Democrat area so that is noted, and Rudy Giuliani delivering predictable warm up. The rally experiences a protest handled too swiftly for the cameraman to show, but Trump takes delight in describing a rude banner they dropped, we do see the protesters dancing off unharmed and disappearing through an upper corridor between stadium seating filled with Trump supporters, everybody in great mood.

And this is the rally (1:05 thereabout) where someone unseen near to the front collapses from the heat presumably and Trump notices and calls for a doctor, instructs that they get water, and he leaves the stage. You see Trump the executive here snapping orders without demanding, just comfortable issuing directions. The sound is disrupted off and on so a bit disconcerting, but he is leaving the mic, after all, then returns to the spot between Teleprompters and resumes his prepared message.

Most notable is the size of the crowd and their energy both inside and out.They're cheerful. It's uplifting. I find them so. Their spirits are higher than my own. My spirit is dragged down by my online reading, by bothering with comments of other's much heavier. and these people's spirits are not. Just watching these videos is spiritually uplifting to the point that my spirit is becoming addicted. And again, RSBN keeps getting better at these, the crowds keep getting larger. Vendors outside more prolific, and so forth.

 Recommended. Except for the addiction part.

WKRLEM: Hillarys new tune

peach pie with ice cream

The crust has corn flakes, the topping is the same ingredients but with more liquid and milk soured with lime because I don't have any buttermilk around here, then baking soda to compensate for biscuit-lke topping. The filling has butter and lime and peach brandy added.

It is very good. And not just regular very good, excellently very good. And that's no brag either, just plain unbiased fact. Crunch, soft texture, warm and cold, sweet and tart all together at the same time and with a faint hint of nutmeg and cinnamon without those spices overtaking. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

"Fla. teen ‘Dr. Love’ arrested at Virginia car dealership"

"The Florida teenager arrested in February accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an elderly patient was arrested again Friday at a Virginia car dealership."
Employees at Kargar Motors Car Dealership in Stafford grew suspicious when 19-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson and an elderly woman attempted to buy a Jaguar for $35,000.

Workers Googled Love-Robinson's name after he completed an online credit application and listed the woman as a co-signer on the credit application.

After they learned more about Love-Robinson's past -- those workers called investigators.

"The employees became more concerned because they felt Love-Robinson may be trying to fraudulently obtain the Jaguar and stealing money from the elderly female he claimed to be his mother," Stafford Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Don Lenhart said. "The dealership told Mr. Love-Robinson that they would call him when his credit application was approved and he left the dealership." (more)

The concern trolls are out in full force

The concern trolls are out telling Trump not to talk about Hillary's Bataan Death March on 911. They are telling him how he will lose votes by pointing out that she is too sick to run for President. You see they don't want him to use something that will help him win. It is just like Nancy Pelosi asking that Congressional Republicans not use information from their hacked emails to help them win elections.

Now it might be smart for Trump to not personally do this. Maybe even to stop his surrogates. But what I would do is do everything to show the contrast.  Ask where is Hillary? Is she sick? Make sure that they have to stand up during the debates with no breaks. Go out on the trail and make the contrast. Because this fall is just the first of many. Put the pressure on her and don't back off. Ask the questions of the press about why they don't ask the questions. Ask why she can't have another press conference without coughing up  a lung. Lay the wood to them. Don't back off. Don't be a gentleman. Don't be nice. Don't be polite. Push it till she strokes out.

Strike while the iron is hot. She can't take it. She always collapses. Make sure someone is following her and taping her at all times. Because if that guy didn't film it with his cellphone  they would deny everything and the press would cover it up.

They once were Giants.

At one time I was just about the biggest sports fan you could find. I had season tickets to the Knicks for around twenty years. I had season tickets to the Giants for ten years. I had season ticket plans for the Yankees for about thirty years. I mean not full plans. But a Saturday or a Sunday plan. I have been to innumerable playoff games. World Series Games. NBA championship games when the Knicks were in it.

But little by little my fandom has been stripped away. The greed of the owners and players has a lot to do with it. Giant fans used to be a family. The tickets were passed down from father to son. The waiting list had 20,000 people on it. You couldn't get a seat inYankee Stadium or the first Meadowlands unless you knew somebody. But then they started with the seat licenses. And most of the old timers gave up their seats. I mean they could pay even $100 a game but not twenty thousand in seat licenses. So new people came in. Tickets are easy to get on Stubhub or on the internet. You don't have to go to a broker. Or have to sell to a broker if you have extra seats.

The Yankees were a different case. When they decided to trash tradition and get a new Stadium I was heart broken.  I had been to the old Stadium so many times it is impossible to count. I went to the original stadium with my dad in the sixties. I practically lived there in the 1970's and 1980's. I saw all the great Jeter teams with my season ticket package. But the new stadium leaves me cold. It is all cordoned off and they move you like cattle. No more sneaking down for a better seat. It just sucks.

"'Baseball is a white man's sport'"

"Adam Jones on MLB's (baseball) lack of Kaepernick protest"
Perhaps someone is quietly sitting on the dugout bench, or even lingering in the clubhouse until the national anthem is over, but no one has publicly made their intentions known.


“We already have two strikes against us already,’’ Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones told USA TODAY Sports, “so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can’t kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don’t need us.

“Baseball is a white man’s sport.’’ (more)

egyptologist speak

The question is stated thusly:  wr n.f jrp r mw 


* Wine is great to him with respect to water.

Wine is more important to him than water.

Back to the question: Allen's (top present day translator) answer gives "He has more wine than water" Quite different. Are both of these valid translations?

The question is not yet answered.

* wr is the little bird meaning great, nearly identical to the little bird meaning both small and bad. I hate these two birds because the difference amount to an indentation in its tail. A very poor decision on the part of ancient developers of this writing, in my humble opinion.

* n is single line of zig-zag water meaning "to"
* f is horned asp meaning something masculine.
* jrp (traditional transliteration use irp) means wine. It can be the letters in ligature or the pictograph.
* r is human mouth that means a lot of things here it means comparative "than."
* mr , honestly can be a lot of things, the early wooden hand held hoe for example, a sign important as water, here it is three stacked zig-zag water signs meaning "water."

The presumption is you have the text in front of you and all parties can see the sequence under discussion. But they're using their limited and deeply flawed code instead of the signs, compromised further for keyboard, so then a code for a code translating an incomplete (no vowels) coded message.

They're talking about this:

Which we see says very clearly. "great to him wine than/or water" And make of that what you will. The translators humanize it in various way by their own biases, their own impressions, their own manner of speaking English, and by context. 

This is why I'd never take a class on this subject where my translation is graded. I'd have to fight with the professor too much, and they'd always win. I'd read this "great to him wine or water." and be marked down for my reading.