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10/16/18

This Week’s Lesson: How To Piss Off The Left

The term “SJW” is just sooo passee. These slightly useful idiots, talking points regurgitating Leftbots, are now known as NPCs. Which they have been told to be offended by, so they are.


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“NPC” stands for Non-Playable Character, and refers to the background people in video games, especially RPG ( role playing games ). They might be minimally useful from time to time, but that’s about it.

If it isn’t “TL:DR” here’s a link.

And to even write “NPC” is to get yourself banned from Tweeter.

Nutshell takeaway: they hate the term this week, so use it as much as possible.

NPCs, false SJWs, pretend radicals aren’t really isn’t anything new. As we used to say in the 60s, “non-conformist uniforms sold here”.

And, just as HAL was one lexicographical step ahead of IBM in the film 2001, A Space Odyssey, NPC are just one step behind the MOB. Mob is another word you’re not supposed to use when describing the neo-Marxist zombie horde. So use them both, constantly.

Mockery and ridicule are the best weapons. Punch some holes in their stuffed shirts to let the hot air out.


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Your Daily Pedo Lady Teacher

Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom.

Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC.

Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They reported this information to local law enforcement. The next day, Port Barre police learned about the alleged cell phone sex tape and executed a search warrant for the unidentified juvenile’s cell phone.

“We received his cell phone and, sure enough, there was video of this incident,” said Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux. He told KATC the alleged sex act took place during a pep rally when most of the students and faculty were in the high school’s gymnasium.

Robertson defended herself by saying she thought the student was 18-years-old and not 16-years-old, according to Boudreaux. Regardless, Louisiana law (R.S. 14:81.4) prohibits sexual interaction between educators and students.

She’s so brilliant she thinks that 10th graders are over 18? Maybe in some parts of Louisiana. But come on, she let’s him make a video of it? And they were doing it in the classroom? What, “momma gotsa get her bonus” or something? Do these women feel entitled to this?

Not just low class scum. STOOOPID low class scum.


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A little visit with my iron friends

Like a dummy, I went to my dentist a day early. Sure, I had email reminders and I’d written it down on the calendar, but I had a pre-senior moment, m’kay? So I go back tomorrow to get my teeth ripped out. Well, one.

So after I left I took a little drive and had a look at the 5 old metal bridges that are just a couple blocks from his office. My county is littered with old bridges. It’s soooo quaint. And WTH, they still work just fine 130 years later.


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Yes, another Phoenix column bridge. Note the wrought iron diagonal with the hand forged loop end.



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This one is just downstream from the other one. Actually, there’s a triple Pratt pony in between the two. We have lots of streams, and lots of roads, and that means lots of little bridges everywhere.

This one is kind of special because the cross members under the bridge are also trusses. Both bridges are pin connected Pratt trusses. This one is a through truss, the Phoenix is a double pony. See the stamped round ends on the lower chord straps? This bridge is machine made and a few years younger than the first one shown. These things came in boxes, and the locals put them together like a big Erector set. All the riveting was done at the factory with hydraulic machinery. The Phoenix pony was riveted by hand, possibly on site.




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TNB, goes without saying

Uppities Go On Rampage At Bowling Alley, Try To Kill Employee

Smash dat mofo’s head in. How dare he ask us to leave after we got all wild and out of control and tore the place up? Weez jess habbin’ fun. She. It.

  Detroit     Detroilet of course

Two people have been arrested in connection with an incident in which a bowling alley employee was struck on the head with a bowling ball, Roseville police said Monday.

Branden Moore, 31, of Clinton Township was arraigned in 39th District Court on single counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and interfering with a crime report — committing a crime/threatening to kill or injure, both 10-year felonies.
Mugshot of Branden Moore, 31, of Clinton Township, who has been arraigned in the Apollo Lanes attack. He was charged in 39th District Court on two counts: assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder, a 10-year felony; and interfering with Crime Report Ð Committing Crime / Threatening to Kill or Injure, also a 10-year felony. Bond was set at $250,000.
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A second person also is in custody and awaiting arraignment, police said.  According to police, a group of people at Apollo Lanes, 29410 Gratiot, became unruly and created a disturbance Wednesday, police said.

One of the bowling alley’s employees, a 28-year-old Roseville man, asked the group to leave, they said.

Several members of the group surrounded the counter where the employee was standing, police said.

One of the men in the group reached over the counter and punched the employee in the face, officials said. Another man in the group stepped behind the counter and punched and kicked the worker in the face and on his body, they said.

The first assailant walked behind the counter and struck the worker with a bar stool on the head, according to authorities. He then picked up a bowling ball and struck the worker on the back of the head, police said.


Damnation, wherever they go, whatever they do, whoever they come in contact with, they mess it up. Violent destructive animals. Always.


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Is Fauxcahontas Now Princess One Drop??

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Screams At The Sky demands a recount!

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the rare step Monday of releasing DNA test results examining her possible Native American ancestry, in apparent response to persistent criticism from President Trump and other Republicans.

The results, as shared with The Boston Globe, reportedly reveal “strong evidence” the Massachusetts senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. At the same time, the report could embolden critics by showing only trace amounts of that heritage—which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.

According to the analysis, if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, she would be considered 1/32nd Native American. Should Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/512th Native American.

“Having as little as 1/512th Native American ties does not give you the right to claim minority status,” Republican National Committee Deputy Communications Director Mike Reed said in a statement.

The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor ...  Bustamante calculated that Warren’s pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” That timing fits Warren’s family lore, passed down during her Oklahoma upbringing, that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.

O.C. That means Original Cowgirl, right?

The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.
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Warren didn’t use a commercial service, but Bustamante is on the scientific advisory board for Ancestry, which provides commercial DNA tests. He’s also consulted on a project for 23andMe, another major DNA testing company.
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Detecting DNA for Native Americans is particularly tricky because there is an absence of Native American DNA available for comparison. This is in part because Native American leaders have asked tribal members not to participate in genetic databases.

“The tribes have felt they have been exploited,” explained Lawrence Brody, a senior investigator with the Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch at the National Institutes of Health. “The amount of genetic data that is available from Native Americans is sparse.”

To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American.

So, she could just as easily be 1/1024 part beaner instead.

Princess One Bean?


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The yellow bar is 10 generations back for Warren. The tan bars are for my ancestor the pirate, b. 1570, who stole white people and sold them as slaves to Africans. Should I call myself Dutch? Do I get props for his “modern” behavior way the heck back when?? Does Liar-watha deserve even a tiny eagle feather??

Update: A perfect comment on this story, which also includes Trump’s promise to pay $1 million to her charity of choice if she tests positive, which she is now demanding. Trump should donate $976.56, which is 1/1024 of a million. BURRRRNNNN !!!!


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Poland China Rescued With Doritos™

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Doritos, as it turns out, are more than just a junk food for teens with the munchies — they helped deputies in San Bernardino, California, lure a pig “the size of a mini horse” back home.

The sheriff’s department wrote online Sunday that deputies learned of the runaway pig—and “due to previous calls,” they “knew where [the pig] lived.”

The responding deputies “lured him back home with @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag,” and the hungry pig followed their trail.

“We were able to put him back in and secure the gate,” Deputy Ponce said, according to the post. “It was fun!”

That looks like half a ton of ham on the hoof. Imagine the size of the roaster you’d need for him!

And of course, the hog is somebody’s suburban pet. Imagine trying to get him on the airplane as your emotional support animal.

And the cops knew where porky lived, due to multiple earlier complaints. Yeah, I wonder why. Sheesh, go buy a farm already.


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10/14/18

Boycott Thugball

A trio of NFL players have knelt during the national anthem this season, resuming protests against social injustice that have vexed President Trump for the last two years and left Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials scrambling for a solution.

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson have knelt during the national anthem every game this season. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick during the original kneeling protests in 2016, resumed kneeling before his season debut in Week 5 last Sunday.

The three players are slated to earn a combined $16.5 million in 2018, or more if they meet certain bonuses. Under the NFL’s current rules, none of the players will face fines or other disciplinary action for the protests.

I’ve never been really sure just what it is that these guys are protesting. THEY certainly have had every possible opportunity and advantage, and every single one of them happens to be a “person of preferred pigmentation”. They get paid 100 times as much as anybody with a middle of the road salary, and they’re getting paid to play. Not work. Play. Play a game.

They can protest all they want on their own time. Suit up, and you’re on company time, which means you do what the company says. Just like the rest of us.

Want to make things better for your peeps? Use your own money, or use your influence with big companies, and get something going. No? In that case, stand up and shut up, or get lost.

So, another season of no football for me. Maybe I’ll watch the StuporBowl. Maybe. But no games, and certainly no Nike products.

Let ‘em rot.

That’s MY protest.


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Make The Rich Pay Their Fair Share ???

New report out by Bloomberg - yeah, the company owned by the former NYC mayor, the leftist who passed the “no big sodas” law there - shows that those “evil rich” pay about 97% of the income taxes.

If past statistics can offer any guidance, in 2016, $1.44 trillion income taxes were paid by 140.9 million taxpayers reporting a total of $10.2 trillion in adjusted gross income, according to data recently released by the Internal Revenue Services.

Bloomberg looked into the 2016 individual returns data in detail for some additional insights illustrated in the charts below:

•   The top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes (37.3 percent) than the bottom 90 percent combined (30.5 percent).
•   The top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97 percent of total individual income taxes.
     In other words, the bottom 50 percent paid 3 percent. Which small percentile of tax payers also paid 3 percent or more? You might have guessed it. It is the top 0.001%, or about 1,400 taxpayers.
     That group alone paid 3.25 percent of all income taxes. In 2001, the bottom 50 percent paid nearly 5 percent whereas the top 0.001 percent of filers paid 2.3 percent of income taxes.

Run those numbers against the population, and the result is that the top 10% of the top 1% of the top 1% of earners paid more income taxes then the lowest earning 70 MILLION people of the population.

Fair share, indeed.


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OK, we caught a break in the weather yesterday and the pig roast party was awesome. I made a whole bunch of new friends and acquaintances, drank a whole lot, ate myself into a stupor, and had an all-round great time. We got home, I took a good swig of Pepto and went to bed for 2 hours. Thud. Got up, had a glass or two of water, zombied about for a bit and went back to bed. Let’s just say I’m a bit slooow today.

Outstanding.


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Another great essay by Sultan Knish

Google’s vision of the future is multinational, multilateral, multicultural and multi-everything. It’s a borderless world in which we’re no longer defined by nations, but by platforms. Every individual is a terabyte profile swimming among the vast server farm zettabytes in Finland, Singapore, the Dalles in Oregon and Quilicura, Chile, to be run on Google products designed by hipsters the Bay Area and manufacturerd by slave labor in China.

That was Hillary’s vision. That’s not Trump’s vision.

Trump’s economic nationalism is antithetical to everything that Google and the big dot coms stand for. Their borderless world requires the dismantling of nations into united markets governed by global treaties. There’s no room for national interest if Google or Amazon are to run the world.

America isn’t just at war with a nebulous left, but with a leftist vision embraced by the big tech companies that have defined how we talk to each other, what we read and what we know.

Google isn’t just leftist by accident. It’s leftist by design. Its vision is globalist, its scope is endless and the only thing standing in its way, besides its rivals, is the nation-state. America.



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10/13/18

Remember the soup Nazi?

UK Food Police: Put The Pizza Down, Step Away From The Chocolate Cake

Restaurants and supermarkets have been told to shrink pizzas or remove toppings under “drastic” new government plans to calorie cap thousands of foods sold in the UK.

Draft guidelines unveiled by Public Health England (PHE) would see recommended calorie limits set for regularly consumed items including sandwiches, cooking sauces, pies, soups, and processed meats, the Daily Telegraph reports.

While the limits would not be mandatory under current plans, which are part of a package aimed at reducing childhood obesity, the government has warned it would likely legislate if businesses failed to fall into line, with public health minister Steve Brine declaring the state was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country”.

At least they can wash down their downsized portions with a proper Imperial Pint of beer. Probably use a plastic straw with it too. For now.

Don’t you just love the “do what we say voluntarily or else” aspect too?

Tyranny. Using the “it’s for the chiiiiildren” gambit is an argument of the lowest form.

We watched “Darkest Hour” last night, a B movie about Winston Churchill in the early days of WWII, with the fall of France, Dunkirk, Chamberlin, etc. The second to last scene has him on the subway, asking the common people if England should surrender or negotiate a peace with Hitler. “Never! Never!! Never!!” is the crowd reaction. I felt like crying for the England that once was.



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Not The Best Day For A Pig Roast

We’re going to a pig roast barbecue party at some friend’s place this afternoon. While it was cool and very windy yesterday, all that breeze dried things up pretty well after a week and a half of misty foggy drizzly dampness. And then early this morning it started raining. I was up around 5 to feed the cats and it was pouring. And 40°. Nasty. I’ve got the heat on; several hours later and it’s “warmed” up to a roaring 46°. And it’s still raining. In theory the rain should let off a little before noon. Party starts at 1pm. I’m thinking it will be an indoor thing. Maybe these folks have a giant fireplace and they can do the pig on a spit, colonial style.

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We won all 7 last night at Cheap League. That’s 2 weeks in a row! And two weeks in a row that J was off salmon fishing, so he wasn’t there. Funny how we always win when he isn’t there.

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OK, what’s in the news this morning? Oh, here’s one. Another of those “what took you so long?” stories.

Hillary Surrenders Security Clearance

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has relinquished her security clearance over her handling of sensitive information stored on a private email server, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Cheryl Mills, a former top Clinton aide, along with four additional individuals, no longer have clearance, committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday afternoon. The Washington Times reports Clinton’s access to secret information “expired at the end of August,” while the four other “research assistants,” the names of which were redacted in a letter from the State Department, had their clearances terminated September 20.

The FBI began investigating the handling of classified material on Clinton’s private email server shortly after she announced her bid in April 2015. The issue had dogged Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, greatly contributing to the questions a majority of Americans have about her honesty and trustworthiness.

For heaven’s sake, the bathroom email thing was back in the Spring of 2016. We’re in the last quarter of 2018. She ceased being a government employee in 2013. And she absolutely welded shut her own door to government service November 5, 2016. Talk about the slow turning wheels of power.

Come on President Trump, set a new policy. Security clearance isn’t a birthright. It isn’t an elite ticket to fame and fortune. Do the job, have the clearance. Give up the job, give up the clearance. For everyone. Gosh, that would make it tougher for them to be top of the pyramid lobbyists? Gee, too damn bad.


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10/11/18

The Smallest Smidgen Of Self-Doubt
Washington Examiner: Gosh, There MAY Have Been Some Media Anti-Kavanaugh Bias

Taken separately, a fair-minded person could say the authors of these and still more unfairly anti-Kavanaugh reports were merely ignorant or sloppy

In the essay they list quite a number of even more spurious allegations that you probably never heard of.

Slime. Balls. All of them. Enemedia.

No, the authors of ALL these “reports” are gutter crawling scum whores, degenerate debased rumor mongers who at best deserve to be run out of town on a rail. At. Best.


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Sortition, Sortition !!

Suburban Terror Bomber Caught With Homemade Bomb

The FBI has arrested an upstate New York man accused of building a bomb that he intended to use to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Election Day, authorities said Wednesday.

Police and FBI agents searched a Hudson Valley home Wednesday after learning about a man who was allegedly building a bomb in order to blow himself up in Washington D.C., two law enforcement officials told News 4 New York.

Court documents say Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, wanted to draw attention to his belief in “sortition,” the ancient practice of randomly selecting legislators out of a pool of eligible voters.

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Rosenfeld confessed to the plot, telling the agents he ordered black powder over the internet and built a bomb in his basement, court papers say.

Rosenfeld also told the agents that he installed certain components in the device to ensure that he was killed.

Investigators scoured his home and discovered a bomb that weighed 200 pounds but included only eight pounds of explosive black powder, court papers say. The extra weight was due to plywood crating and other components used to transport the device.

A Rockland County man who cops say built a 200-pound bomb he was planning to explode in Washington, D.C., in an Election Day suicide attack was arrested Wednesday.

Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was busted on federal charges of manufacturing an explosive device.

“As alleged, Paul M. Rosenfeld concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. — risking harm to many others in the process,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said.

“Rosenfeld’s alleged plan for an Election Day detonation cut against our democratic principles.”

This is only a couple small towns over from where I grew up. The town of Tappan is in the far southeast corner of New York, right on the New Jersey border and just a mile or three inland west from the Hudson River. It might as much as 20 miles from there to Manhattan. So it strikes me as a bit nearsighted that the NYC reporters call this “upstate” and “Hudson Valley”, as if it’s Cranberry Lake 250 miles northwest in the far Adirondacks, or Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain way up north by Canada, or the quaint town of Saugerties, nearly 100 miles upriver on the Hudson. I think you can see the Tappan Zee Bridge from the George Washington Bridge, and Tappan is actually south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. But to the city folks, if it isn’t Manhattan it might as well be the dark side of the moon. They’ve always been arrogant like that.

I’d never heard of sortition before, but it sounds a lot like my slightly cynical idea about government that I call the dartboard theory: that government employment should not be a career, merely another way of serving your country, and that if you threw darts at a list of unemployed non-criminal college graduates with a couple years of corporate or business experience you could come up with people who could do most of the low level to lower upper level jobs in government just as well as the jobsworths currently employed there. Need a job? Here’s 5 years of work at a reasonable salary with reasonable benefits and a tiny pension. Once you’ve served, you are done with working for the government forever, including jury duty. Unless you get elected.

It really isn’t that bad an idea, but it’s certainly not worth killing yourself over, and especially not killing other people. That’s nutso.

Practiced by the ancient Greeks, huh? Well, one thing about 5,000 or so years of recorded civilization, sooner or later just about everything gets tried out. Most of it doesn’t work, but WTH, give it a shot.


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10/10/18

Oh, Just Behave

Emotional Support Squirrel?? YHGTBKM

A woman was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight Tuesday night after the airline refused to let her fly with her emotional support squirrel.

The airline said the woman noted in her reservation for Flight 1612 from Orlando, Fla., to Cleveland that she would be boarding with an emotional support animal, FOX8 Cleveland reported.

But she never indicated the animal was a squirrel, the airline said, adding that rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on its flights. Beginning Nov. 1, Frontier will allow only dogs and cats on its flights as emotional support animals.

The passenger was told of the airline policy and refused to leave the plane when asked. Orlando police were called and everyone was forced to deplane.

The woman was escorted off the plane.
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“Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more,” Delta said in a news release.

Enough of this nonsense. Let the weirdos walk. No animals in the cabin. Clean, sober, decently dressed people only.


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10/09/18

I have the solution to this problem

China Tampering With US Bound Telecom Hardware

A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company.

The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence of the discovery following the publication of an investigative report in Bloomberg Businessweek that detailed how China’s intelligence services had ordered subcontractors to plant malicious chips in Supermicro server motherboards over a two-year period ending in 2015.

Appleboum previously worked in the technology unit of the Israeli Army Intelligence Corps and is now co-chief executive officer of Sepio Systems in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His firm specializes in hardware security and was hired to scan several large data centers belonging to the telecommunications company. Bloomberg is not identifying the company due to Appleboum’s nondisclosure agreement with the client. Unusual communications from a Supermicro server and a subsequent physical inspection revealed an implant built into the server’s Ethernet connector, a component that’s used to attach network cables to the computer, Appleboum said.

The executive said he has seen similar manipulations of different vendors’ computer hardware made by contractors in China, not just products from Supermicro. “Supermicro is a victim—so is everyone else,” he said.

Easy fix. Buy American. So much stuff that we get from China is either corrupt, pure crap, poisoned, or just stolen technology. When the #!$~ are we ever going to learn??



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I guess South Carolina didn’t get the memo?

South Carolina: Massive Stink Bug Eruption !!!

Residents in South Carolina have a smelly issue: a reported increase of the brown marmorated stink bug population, an invasive species which releases a foul odor when threatened.

Specifically, residents in The Upstate, a region in the western part of the state, have noticed an increase in these stinky bugs, Fox Carolina reported. This may partly be a result of warm weather that has extended well into fall, Eric Benson, an entomologist at Clemson University, told Fox News.

“It has been warmer longer, so the population may have had more time to feed and reproduce,” he said.

Normally, when the weather begins to cool, stink bugs look for shelter. But in this case, the shorter days have likely promoted the critters to seek shelter in advance of cooler temperatures.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug came to the United States from Asia in the 1990’s and made it to South Carolina in 2011.

It’s easy to identify because of the white blazes along the periphery of its back. Unfortunately, without its native predators here, this particular stink bug is tough to control and battling it can be a stinky situation.

Hey SC, here’s the memo: praying mantises. Yup, they eat stink bugs. And then they breed lots more praying mantises. Pretty soon, no more stink bugs. We went through this a couple years ago in NJ.  Same bug. Go buy a few million egg cases. Problem solved. Meanwhile, seal up your house, spray up under the eaves and around doors and windows. Sweep them off your porches.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/16/2018 at 04:42 PM   
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calendar   Friday - August 26, 2016

fair use

Once in a while having a clearer understanding of the Fair Use Doctrine can come in handy.



What it is: LINK 1



Here’s a checklist: LINK 2



Here’s a nice graphical flowchart: LINK 3


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/26/2016 at 04:35 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 25, 2016

Finishing Strong

We mopped the floor with our opponents last night, taking all 3 games and a total margin of over 100 pins. They were 2 points ahead of us in the standings, but 6 down from the team ahead of them, so our 7-0 win gave us their slot in the standings but wasn’t enough to bridge the points gap into the top 4. So we finished in 5th, and were rewarded a kingly $40 per person. Sweet. Yup, another 3 weeks and we would have been knocking on 1st place. Still, considering we were dead last by 4 points just 7 weeks ago, I think we came back real strong.

I’ve got a couple of new balls on order; the alley’s summer time discount of 40% off created a better price including drilling than any of the online shops would sell me the same balls for without drilling. Sweet.

Winter league starts in 2 weeks. I’m just going to put those balls aside for a little while, not even have them drilled, until I get my release a bit more squared away. I’ve got to my axis tilt and rotation more where they ought to be. Seems like I can either rev the ball up and throw it straight, or rip threw it on the release and get a totally horizontal axis - ie a spinner. Both can make strikes, but neither will hook much at all, so I’m never going to get the kind of entry angle that a big hook shot gives. And that means consistent strikes with a big safety margin. That’s not me. Not yet.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/25/2016 at 12:50 PM   
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back to school

First day of school today in our county.

Two new kids on the high school bus early in the morning. Neither was on the grade school bus last year, so they either moved here over the summer or else they escaped from parochial schools and are now experiencing public education for the first time. Woo hoo.

An entire zoo full of little squeakers on the grade school bus. I counted 20 but I don’t think all the kids made it in this morning. And it was helicopter parent time. Oh boy, both mommy and daddy showed up to put junior on the bus, and they got there early with babies in tow to give themselves lots of time to record this momentous event. Even the grandparents were there for a couple of the kids. So in a matter of minutes, I went from total isolation to being ring master for a crowd of almost 70 people. And then, once the individual pictures were taken, the group pictures were taken, the parents only pictures for Facebook were taken, the littlest army filled up half a school bus ("Oh look, how cute! She’s reaching up to take that big first step onto the bus. Get her picture, get her picture!!"), and away they went. An exodus of SUVs and minivans ensued, of size and speed that would make Peiper’s UK Travelers proud. And then it was lonely silence again.

Looks like it’s going to be a good day to paint garages. Now until frost actually.


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calendar   Wednesday - August 24, 2016

And now for something completely different..

At Haymarket Park: Trump by a Bobblehead

It was the battle of the bobbleheads.

Five hundred plastic, blue-pantsuit-wearing Hillary Clintons stood on tables across from 500 “Make America Great Again” red hat-wearing Donald Trumps—a stare down, but with plastered smiles on their bobblehead faces. Tuesday night marked the third Bobble Election at Haymarket Park, held in honor of the upcoming presidential election.

Saltdogs’ fans cast their votes by choosing a free bobblehead before settling down for a game. Whichever of the 500 bobbleheads ran out first was the winner.

Charlie Meyer, president and general manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs, said the poll wasn’t about politically dividing baseball fans but having fun and satisfying curiosity: Will Trump or Clinton be the last man or woman standing?

“It’s been a heated race, and I think it will get much more heated once we get closer to November,” Meyer said. “But this is a fun deal.”

Besides entertainment, Meyer said they hoped to raise awareness by reminding people who haven’t registered to vote to go do so.

It’s 6am, home after a long day (night? Gotta love 3rd shift) at work, and I miiiiiight have made that bourbon & Coke a little stronger than anticipated (Wild Turkey 101, was finishing off the bottle)
This story made me smile. 


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Posted by Severa   United States  on 08/24/2016 at 09:58 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - August 20, 2016

Rule 34 Is For Real

Rule 34 is the internet rule that says that some kind of porn exists for everything. Shoes, puppies, blueprints, Swiss cheese, rare books, anything. And if porn doesn’t exist for it, the mere mention that such is the case will cause porn to be created for it.

After making my previous bridge post, I stared at my work and eventually realized there was a girl in the picture. Hiding half the truss, thanks. Fine. If that’s how the game is played, let’s go. I knew of one picture right off the top of my head. I even knew the model’s name. So to the search engines, and I plug in “Ariel bridge”

and what comes back is ...


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Not what I expected, but both awesome and abhorrent in its own right.

Awesome, because what you’re looking at is a bowstring truss bridge, made from both wrought and cast iron (like I just wrote about) and utilizing our old friend the Phoenix Column. This means the bridge is older than I beams, but younger than the Civil War (because after the war the Phoenix Iron Company turned swords into plowshares almost literally and used their cannon building technology to make rigid braced hollow tubing that could be easily assembled on site; ie the Phoenix Column). And this particular bridge is given superb coverage by my fellow bridge hunter Nathan Holth. Awesomer, because it’s a “WIBCO”; a bridge made by the prolific Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. The bridge now lives in a park in Mt. Vernon Ohio, so maybe our friend Turtler can go and visit. Google found it for me because the bridge is funded by the Ariel Foundation. Figures, right?

Abhorrent because the bowstring truss is very strong, so it was a total diss to just nail the thing to the side of a walkway - not even a bridge, just a wooden path with railings on pilings!!! - to make it look like a bridge. This little arch could support a steam locomotive, even though it’s 140 years old. Also abhorr - ok, not really abhorrent, just a bit embarrassing, because the pictures I was looking for all came back in the search too; every one of them already stored in the back room here at this blog. Oh the photos are out there galore; I’m just the only one who renamed them to name the subjects.

Here’s what I was looking for ... mildly NSFW, plus a few others similar, because this is a Rule 34 post after all.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/20/2016 at 05:40 PM   
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full countered Pratt pony

Yes, it’s finally time for another bridge post.


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Counters are the diagonal members running in the opposite direction. They help manage shear stress. By using the full set of counters you get a bridge made of “X"s, which is very good at supporting transitional loads ... like when a locomotive drives up one end of the span, across it, and off the other end. This is also the very best reason to use forged steel components, because steel can handle switching from tension to compression, which wood and iron can’t. Wood is always weak in tension, cast iron is weak in tension, and forged iron is weak in compression.

Too cute ... the model’s name is Bailey. Like the Bailey bridge? Maybe she has a sister named Bridge-ette.

Woo hoo!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/20/2016 at 04:49 PM   
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borderline blues

Buddy Guy blurs the line between rock and the blues. Who cares what you call it? This is dance music, even if you can’t dance. Happy happy happy. Get up and move your big ass ‘round, even if you don’t have one of those either.

I’ve got the CD, which is exceptionally well recorded. Crank up the volume just a bit and it’s like you’re right there.






Just in case you don’t like the blues - there’s got to be one of you, somewhere, right? - check below the fold for a bit of bouncy funk that will also get you up, get you happy, and get you moving. Brought to you by the Lovetone Meatball, or so I’ve been told.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/20/2016 at 04:32 PM   
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under the knife

That does it. The cat is going to get fixed. I can not take it any more.

Dizzy the cat, the mostly blind one, is in heat. Again. Every 4 god damn weeks, I swear. And she’s a very talkative cat to begin with. Which means now I’ve got Opera Cat, doing her full-throated arias all over the house. All day, all night. For days.

Would. You. Please. Shut. The. Flying. Fuck. Up!!!

It doesn’t matter how much she gets petted, or rubbed, or brushed, or played with, or snuggled, or fed. Or anything. A minute later and she’s at it again. 3 in the morning and she jumps up on the bed and starts howling.

Lucky for her she really isn’t trying to get out of the house. Because I might just be too tempted to let her. But more kittens is the last thing we need around here.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/20/2016 at 10:09 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 19, 2016

thanko yu for not sweating

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Only in Japan!! Or by mail order!!! $42 at Japan Trend Shop

h/t to Stoaty the Weasel


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2016 at 01:04 PM   
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bazinga!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/19/2016 at 12:54 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - August 18, 2016

Almost Made It

We took 5 last night, going 5-2 against the first place team. Not quite enough to knock them off their throne, but enough to give it a big wobble and leave them vulnerable in the finals next week.

I got to play hero twice, putting myself totally in the zone the last few frames of each game to try and pull out a win. That worked in the first game, where I just fixated on the 2nd arrow and threw 9/ X XXX to finish and put 80 on the board for a fat margin win. Tried as hard as I could in Game 2, rolling X X XX9 to add 89 to our score; not enough for a win, but enough so that we lost small, by only 12 pins or so. It wasn’t really necessary in Game 3 because we were well ahead anyway, but I still did X XX9 just for gits and shiggles. I ended the night with a 557 series, which is about where my bowling ought to be.

Next week ... position round, and the parsing of the money. Money honey, woo hoo. Yeah, like $5 each. Ain’t no money in summer league honey.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/18/2016 at 09:23 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 17, 2016

Leaving Home

Well, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but now I have an announcement to make. And while I have been drafting posts about both the Iran Ransom and the Olympics (and how politics and cheating go hand in hand), but the big news I have to give is closer to home.

I am still committed to this blog and the Great Cause of our time, but tomorrow- possibly today for you- on August 17th I will be moving halfway across the country. I don’t make it a secret that while I am a man of the right, I have also been a Californian born and raised. And what’s more, someone that has lived on the dread, died-in-the-wool-left Coast itself. My parents came from the Middle of the country decades ago to live here, and I have lived here in this house my entire life.

Now I am doubling back on the path tread by them, the “Okies”, and the Miner 49ers and moving to Ohio. I have my misgivings about My Grandmother is getting on in years and could use our help, and above all the costs of uprooting from the home of 20~ years and moving halfway across the country to a place I scarcely know are less than the costs of staying. Taxes are high, a criminally insane water policy has all but insured drought will strike again, the “law” tried to abolish concealed carry, and I still remember the times when Bernie’s Brownshirts attacked a Trump Rally down the street while two married Jihadists slaughtered a Christmas Party.

This would be the chance where the jokes about the Far Left Coast would come up. But in all due honesty… I feel they’re mostly out of place for me personally. I am NOT blind to California’s innumerable flaws, chief among them the dual facts that it seems committed to being re-annexed by Mexican drug cartels and the fact that it has helped elect every Leftist president we have been cursed with. But the California I knew was generally good to me on the whole. Even with a hideously corrupt school system and government. The neighborhoods were good, The food’s delicious (especially if you know where to look), the climate’s generally above par (though anybody who thinks it shines all the time has never shivered in 30 degree F weather in the middle of Fall of in Santa Clara). And perhaps most surprisingly… almost everybody I have met- and I mean almost everybody- from school on was friendly or neutral. And hard as it may seem, many people know about my political and philosophical beliefs- including in school- and were accepting of it, sans a few individuals (two or three of whom I am proud to say I helped fire).

So on some level I think a part of me will always belong to here, even long after I leave. It is the land of my childhood and nothing I can do will change that. And I suppose I can see why many people might be drawn in by the warm, fuzzy glow of a Leftist, progressive utopia. After all, my life has largely been a demonstration of its’ better sides (to the extent that oxymoron exists).

But even then the underlying rot crept up from the cracks. That was all too obvious from when one of my (married) math Co-Teachers was arrested and dragged off for shagging a student, probably with the knowledge of the Principal.  Even though his wife also worked on the very campus. But more damning was the bitter, encrusted corruption that lies at the top of the school districts and how my parents had to use their legal skill and positions in the PTA to fight a years long, savage battle with a system run by people who will screw over their students- including the disabled- in order to serve themselves. The fact that I was framed for defusing a situation with a history professor blocking the door and physically threatening me was probably the nadir of it. And I think it mirrors the dozens of ways=- from water infrastructure to sanctuary cities to drugs to forest ires- that this dream fails. How it crumbles when even a handful of people with black hearts, greedy natures, avarice, or simple incompetence get high enough on the food chain, and how no amount of resources, Godly mercy, or well intentioned people are around.

I was just one of the ones lucky or blessed enough to not suffer the full consequences. The brilliant VDH has made a long, long series of posts that show a fuller story. It’s well worth reading, just in case you thought you knew everything about Leftist Lunacy.


So, what next for me? I don’t know. But regardless of what happens I do know I can look forward to one thing. Ohio’s a swing state, and we’re moving in time for voter re-registration for the General Election. Which means for whatever I’ve given up, I will have the chance to do something I really never have done before. Cast a vote in the General Election that might make a non-trivial difference. And ultimately, why else was America founded?

In any event, I look forward to getting back in the swing of things.




Posted by Turtler   United States  on 08/17/2016 at 06:14 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 16, 2016

Bigger Red Is Extra Green

Such an act: Keeping up with the Jones

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Hey, this one’s only red on top and on the bottom. Wait, um, never mind.  red face




Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery Friday of MT West Virginia, the fourth new Jones Act product tanker built for the company by Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI). Crowley will christen the West Virginia on Tuesday at a ceremony at Philly Shipyard.

The LNG-ready West Virginia can be converted for propulsion by liquefied natural gas (LNG), joining sister ships Louisiana, Ohio and Texas, which were received by Crowley in 2015 and 2016 as the first-ever tankers to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval.

Like its sister ships, West Virginia is 50,000 dead-weight-tons (dwt) and capable of carrying 330,000 barrels of product. The new tankers are based on a Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design that incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability and the latest regulatory requirements. The

vessel is 600 feet long and is capable of carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products, as well as various chemical cargoes. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the charterer.

If converted to run on LNG, then this ship would have practically no carbon footprint. Well, “no footprint” relative to 600’ cargo ships of 50Kdwt. But aside from a sailboat, that’s as clean and green as it gets.

The Jones Act is a 1920 bit of protectionist legislation properly called The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 that says “keep American shipping American”, from the beginning to the end. It’s all about “cabotage”, a most excellent and rare word, that means the exact opposite of “NIMBY”. It’s total “IMBY”: it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that there’s a paragraph in there requiring the steel used has to be mined and refined here, and any wood grown and worked within our borders. Jones Act, Fuck Yeah!

cabotage:  a requirement that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Super Patriot John McCain tried to nullify the Jones Act in 2015.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2016 at 05:13 PM   
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