Early Morning Thread, 2/07/15 - New Phone Tip #1. [krakatoa]

When you use your phone for an alarm clock, be sure to set the alarm on your new phone.

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1 Afternoon

Posted by: HobbsRevenge at February 07, 2015 07:51 AM (kMpfN)

2 wakey wakey

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 07, 2015 07:51 AM (Cq0oW)

3 First!

Posted by: Stevie Nicks' coke crusted anus at February 07, 2015 07:51 AM (Ua6T/)

4 Time is an artificial construct

Posted by: Neil Disgrace Tyson at February 07, 2015 07:53 AM (w2FtD)

5 Well, I'll be dogies....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 07:54 AM (VT6UM)

6 Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, February 07, 2015. On this day in 1935 the game Monopoly was invented in it's current form by the Parker Brothers. It actually has origins that go all the way back to 1903. What is amazing is that it is still going strong.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)

7 It turns out Bagdad is a party town. Good on them!


http://wapo.st/1C3RYG9

Posted by: MTF at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (FCsIb)

8 ISIS terrorists claim that American aid worker was the only person killed in the Jordanian air strike. She has probably been dead for a long time. People; do NOT let your daughters travel to 3rd world shit holes.


http://is.gd/bdNCae

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)

9 Obama's plan to combat terrorists? Do nothing 'cause these are his buddies.


http://is.gd/sJPQQb

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)

10 Six Bosnian natives who immigrated to the U.S. sent money and military equipment to support Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State terror group, the Justice Department said Friday night.



Well so has Obama, is someone going to arrest him?


http://is.gd/VJoJbc

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

11 OK smart military blog folks.
Do flight logs exist for combat missions?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 07, 2015 07:56 AM (R8hU8)

12 So; is this a new thing?


Hundreds of former Internal Revenue Service employees who had a history of misconduct and poor performance on the job were rehired by the tax agency, including some who had committed fraud or falsified documents.


I don't think so.


http://is.gd/nmYcay

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

13 Trey Gowdy has put the big mouth black on notice for the Benghazi hearings.


http://is.gd/JZiDcZ

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:56 AM (wlDny)

14 Funny article at Twitchy about the Grammys being raaaaaacis' because no black folks got nominated in certain categories while something called 'Iggy Azalea' did.

REPARATIONS NOW!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/lljrjml

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at February 07, 2015 07:56 AM (MMC8r)

15 Evidently in some kind of secret deal Congress has changed the criteria for issuing a purple heart so that victims of the Ft Hood terrorist attack can now get the medal.


http://is.gd/s8OkHQ

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

16 I feel sorry for the beleaguered NYC taxpayer. The best option is to move out and turn the city over to the cockroaches.


http://is.gd/7Q4uXR

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

17

DAY 823

640 to go (713 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

18 Illegals now get the welfare known as the Earned Income Credit. Hey congress are you going to fix the Democrat violation of the law?


http://is.gd/RPkRIf

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

19 Sitting here watching "Brigham Young."


Interesting.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (VT6UM)

20 Obama gets his homies to boycott the Netanyahu speech in Congress. So when are we going to get a racist Congressional White Caucus?


http://is.gd/zqQckI

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)

21 And speaking of Obama's homies, this one wants to let the terrorists at GITMO go free.


http://is.gd/lzzm3c

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

22 11>> Yes, and after action reports do as well.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 07, 2015 07:58 AM (60Vyp)

23 The warmies at the UN finally show their true colors; global communism.


http://is.gd/8kv9i1

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:58 AM (wlDny)

24 20 Obama gets his homies to boycott the Netanyahu speech in Congress. So when are we going to get a racist Congressional White Caucus?


http://is.gd/zqQckI
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (wlDny)



I think instead of that, white congressmen/women should publicly attempt to join the CBC.

I recall a couple of white kids in Texas attempted same at their high school and hilarity ensued.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 07:59 AM (CMkNk)

25 And Obama is right there with them


President Obama's new national security strategy ranks combating climate change as a priority alongside more traditional threats such as terrorism, biological emergencies and nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue states.


http://is.gd/uro5zS

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

26 The Daily Deals


http://is.gd/4rIw2l


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:59 AM (wlDny)

27 Celebrate diversity separately!

Posted by: Congressional Black Caucus at February 07, 2015 07:59 AM (MMC8r)

28 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

Weekday or weekend for the NY/NJ Moron Meet-up?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:00 AM (Zu3d9)

29 Reposting the story of the special forces Silver Star winner who fell afoul of Pentagon desk soldiers (by being interviewed by the excellent Bing West) and had his medal award revoked. This is an outrage.

bit.ly/1xE6ORl

Posted by: MTF at February 07, 2015 08:01 AM (FCsIb)

30 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 07, 2015 08:01 AM (/9Mak)

31 6 Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)


All your monopolies are belongs to US.

- - Federal Government

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:01 AM (CMkNk)

32 28 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

Weekday or weekend for the NY/NJ Moron Meet-up?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:00 AM (Zu3d9)



Weekday is easier, particularly on a Thursday if possible.

Contact me off line.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:02 AM (CMkNk)

33 When you use your phone for an alarm clock, be sure to set the alarm on your new phone.Unless running military time, be sure to select the correct am/pm setting. BTDT.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:02 AM (Z+JNA)

34 20 Obama gets his homies to boycott the Netanyahu speech in Congress. So when are we going to get a racist Congressional White Caucus?
=======================

Boehner ought to invite prominent Jewish Democrats from all over America to sit in those empty Democrat seats, making the point to the Progressive mafia that support for Israel is bipartisan and the mean girls don't rule.

Posted by: MTF at February 07, 2015 08:04 AM (FCsIb)

35 33 When you use your phone for an alarm clock, be sure to set the alarm on your new phone.Unless running military time, be sure to select the correct am/pm setting. BTDT.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:02 AM (Z+JNA)


When you use your phone for an alarm, you're too cool for school!

Just kidding. The Samsung has a nice timer/stopwatch which came in very handy for a resin casting project of mine.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:04 AM (CMkNk)

36 8. This will sound harsh but I hope she died soon after her capture because you know she was going through pure hell

Morning all
And thanks again for the news Vic

Posted by: Navycopjoe (thugging through the doghouse) at February 07, 2015 08:04 AM (mx6Sm)

37 24 I think instead of that, white congressmen/women should publicly attempt to join the CBC.



I recall a couple of white kids in Texas attempted same at their high school and hilarity ensued.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 07:59 AM (CMkNk)

When Time Scott was elected to SC district 1 representative he tried to join the CBC, They would not let him so they are really not a "black" caucus. They are a Democrat caucus.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

38 "and the mean girls don't rule."


Doth we forget the Administration in control here?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:05 AM (VT6UM)

39 Posted from other thread. If people want to see some action taken on Brian Williams it might be a good idea to contact some of the corporate sponsors of NBC news:

Here is a list of corporate sponsors of NBC news:

http://tinyurl.com/kf5dw3u

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 08:05 AM (DXzRD)

40 The warmies at the UN finally show their true colors; global communism.



Browncoats unite!

God forbid, but if we ever do have to fight, I will not stop until every muzzie, leftist and communist is dead. Stamp this threat out forever.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:07 AM (Z+JNA)

41 37 When Time Scott was elected to SC district 1 representative he tried to join the CBC, They would not let him so they are really not a "black" caucus. They are a Democrat caucus.
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 08:04 AM (wlDny)

THIS times infinity.

Authenticity is not about race, sex, etc. It's about ideology/politics. It's one of the key rhetorical weapons I always use against libbos.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)

42 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:00 AM (Zu3d9)

Please don't do it on a Saturday night. I work the next day. :^) How about a Sunday afternoon?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 07, 2015 08:07 AM (DXzRD)

43 This is Bravo Romeo India Alpha November One. We are taking fire, I repeat, we are under fire! DO YOU COPY?

Posted by: "Thirty Rock" Williams at February 07, 2015 08:07 AM (UzPAd)

44

Clean up on aisle 38.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:07 AM (CMkNk)

45 Morning thread! Vic news! Balance is restored to the world!

Morning (again), Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - co-captain of the B team at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (U76Nz)

46 Open your mind to all the possibilities...



http://tinyurl.com/op5tdf7

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (6fyGz)

47 37. We had a guy from South Africa on my last ship who tried to join the African American club
Blonde and white as a polar bear in a blizzard
He had to run a special request chit to get in cause they said no cause he's not black

Posted by: Navycopjoe (thugging through the doghouse) at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (mx6Sm)

48
Some of the insults Ace has been using of late have been classic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:10 AM (CMkNk)

49
Open your mind to all the possibilities...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (6fyGz)

After #38 I had to check the nic.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at February 07, 2015 08:10 AM (GqEzX)

50 48 37. We had a guy from South Africa on my last ship who tried to join the African American club
Blonde and white as a polar bear in a blizzard
He had to run a special request chit to get in cause they said no cause he's not black
Posted by: Navycopjoe (thugging through the doghouse) at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (mx6Sm)


Denying him entry based on race is - RACIST.

Ka-boom.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:11 AM (CMkNk)

51 America 1940 seemed rather sympathetic to the Mermans.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:11 AM (VT6UM)

52 >>> Clean up on aisle 38.

Lace Wigs will cut a bitch.

Posted by: fluffy at February 07, 2015 08:12 AM (Ua6T/)

53 47 hmmmmmm
It's possible my wife and kid won't treat me like a doormat

About as possible as a Bears super bowl

Posted by: Navycopjoe (thugging through the doghouse) at February 07, 2015 08:12 AM (mx6Sm)

54 Just kidding. The Samsung has a nice timer/ stopwatch which came in very handy for a resin casting project of mine.



It does. And a nice world clock for Amman, Jordan time.
I've just been bitten a couple of times when setting alarms and calendar dates by setting the wrong am/pm time.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:13 AM (vBwD9)

55 47 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:09 AM (6fyGz)


Dude. That is funny. But I have a strict no muzzy policy on my model train layout.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)

56 After #38 I had to check the nic.


Posted by: Golfman in NC at February 07, 2015 08:10 AM (GqEzX)



LOL, no, it's safe. I've been looking for scenery items for the Z scale train setup and saw these and just HAD to share...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:14 AM (6fyGz)

57 AACK! YUCKK! Vic's #13 link to Benghazi panel has auto-play ad. Fortunately, I found the mute button before it awakened Milady.

I hate it when I open a tab in the background and a few seconds later some salesman is yelling at me. I'm on the tablet. On the desktop, I keep the javascript and plug-ins turned off, but on that browser I have buttons to make js/plug-ins on/off easier. Not on the tablet. Opera sure did get degraded after v12!

Posted by: mindful webworker - co-captain of the B team at February 07, 2015 08:14 AM (U76Nz)

58
Happy belated birthday to Ronald Reagan.

We need an army of Reagans like never before. And a few Pattons to boot.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:15 AM (CMkNk)

59 America 1940 seemed rather sympathetic to the Mermans.


Ethel?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:15 AM (vBwD9)

60 Dude. That is funny. But I have a strict no muzzy policy on my model train layout.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)


Just thinking of all the appropriate uses for them...but I would have to denounce myself often, so maybe it's best to resist the temptation.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:15 AM (6fyGz)

61 57 LOL, no, it's safe. I've been looking for scenery items for the Z scale train setup and saw these and just HAD to share...
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:14 AM (6fyGz)


You a fellow train nut? Cool.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:15 AM (CMkNk)

62 "But I have a strict no muzzy policy on my model train layout."


Things might get a little bit "Kablooey!"

Comprende.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:16 AM (VT6UM)

63 51. He used to crack me up
He would tell the blacks they were lying if they said they were African American.

"Don't make me go Zulu on your black ass!!"

He was an EN too so he had a snipe's attitude

Posted by: Navycopjoe (thugging through the doghouse) at February 07, 2015 08:16 AM (mx6Sm)

64 "Ethel?"


Her too.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:16 AM (VT6UM)

65 Jeebers, that UN climate change woman's face looks like she is watching her flying monkeys kneecap someone. Too effin early to confront ultimate evil w/o benefit of coffee.

Other than that, g'mornin citizen hordelings & thanks for the news, Vic !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 07, 2015 08:17 AM (OCcU9)

66 No shit boys, there I was, tongue punching Allison Williams fart box. I was rampantly turgid, knowing that soon my 8" one eyed trouser mouse would be Lemiwenking her dark portal of love, never before explored save for that purple double ended gummy snake wielded by Marcia the She-bitch of lower 42nd Ave. - and that one accidental time with broom handle. I wad teady to dispatch my dusky helmeted warrior into her depths of chocolate pudding. Only to be thwarted as a veritable tidal wave of lower GI lava boiled forth, scalding all it touched. Alas, my anal lass, had failed to douch her dark cavern of deep penetration, and volcanod a veritable fountainhead of foul feces upon this humble puncher of the pouter, leaving me inconsolate, and smelly...

Posted by: Some Dude at February 07, 2015 08:18 AM (mX9J1)

67 61. Lawrence of Arabia reenactment?

Posted by: Golfman in NC at February 07, 2015 08:18 AM (RT7mm)

68 "And a few Pattons to boot."


Patton. Behind glass. Label reads "Break glass in time of war."


Old, worn out, tired. But still appropriate.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:18 AM (VT6UM)

69 Ooo, there's half-a-dozen whitetail right in front of the house. Should I sit here and admire the pretty little grazing tick-spreading disease bags, or let their playmate the dog out for some exercise? Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nature lover at February 07, 2015 08:18 AM (U76Nz)

70 63 "But I have a strict no muzzy policy on my model train layout."


Things might get a little bit "Kablooey!"

Comprende.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:16 AM (VT6UM)


Gomez and Fester were ISIS? Who knew?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:19 AM (CMkNk)

71 You a fellow train nut? Cool.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:15 AM (CMkNk)


I have loved trains since I was old enough to toddle out my grandmas back door and watch them go by. The UP used to go by her back door and the CB(and)Q went through my little hometown.
I model N, Nn3 and now Z since the tiny little Z scale locos I got to turn into Nn3 are just too damn nice to cut up.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:19 AM (6fyGz)

72 No shit boys, there I was, tongue punching Allison Williams fart box.



Tongue punching her fart box.

Pure poetry.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:20 AM (vBwD9)

73 72 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:19 AM (6fyGz)

HO man myself.

Maybe a weekend thread/column? Nah, it's too esoteric I think.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:21 AM (CMkNk)

74 Lawrence of Arabia reenactment?

Posted by: Golfman in NC at February 07, 2015 08:18 AM (RT7mm)


Maybe.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:21 AM (6fyGz)

75 Ooo, there's half-a-dozen whitetail right in front of the house. Should I sit here and admire the pretty little grazing tick-spreading disease bags, or let


off a few rounds?


Let off a few rounds.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:22 AM (vBwD9)

76 Maybe a weekend thread/column? Nah, it's too esoteric I think.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:21 AM (CMkNk)


HO has the mostest but N is catching up. Yeah, probably not enough interest for a full size thread, more's the pity.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (6fyGz)

77 72 " . . . since the tiny little Z scale locos I got to turn into Nn3 are just too damn nice to cut up."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:19 AM (6fyGz)

3-D printing. SketchUP and Shapeways.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)

78 Let off a few rounds.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:22 AM (vBwD9)


As long as the game warden isn't around. *looks around furtively*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (6fyGz)

79 model N, Nn3 and now Z since the tiny little Z scale locos I got to turn into Nn3 are just too damn nice to cut up.

What era, local, etc?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (y5BTD)

80 "or let





off a few rounds?"



Neighbors?


3S rule.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:24 AM (VT6UM)

81 3-D printing. SketchUP and Shapeways.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)


Republic Locomotive Works. I have a set of Z scale Pullman cars in polished nylon coming from Shapeways, I'm interested in seeing if the resolution is going to be fine enough to look presentable.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:25 AM (6fyGz)

82 You guys love trains? Have you seen the "I just love trains" divorce court scene from the under-appreciated "intolerable Cruelty"?

http://bit.ly/1unhEjm

Posted by: MTF at February 07, 2015 08:26 AM (FCsIb)

83 82 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:25 AM (6fyGz)


FUD is the best material available. That said, you might still get lines depending upon how the file is oriented, and on what axis, etc.

Also, the smaller the scale, the more evident the lines, but then again you won't really notice it from a normal viewing distance.

It's one of the quirks of the process, but in order to get something otherwise unavailable you deal with i.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:30 AM (CMkNk)

84 What era, local, etc?

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 07, 2015 08:23 AM (y5BTD)


N/Nn3 is Pennsy/East Broad Top/ Path Valley RR (Newport and Sherman's Valley/Perry County RR proposed extension that never was), I also have two modules in Burlington and now the Z scale which is in Nickel Plate livery. Late steam/early diesel; my diesels are SD/GP7 and E-7 (one GP18 which is actually too new but it's a nice little unit). I also built a layout for Model Railroad Hobbyist's $500 challenge that isn't done yet, a rock quarry set in the late 1800 to early 1900 time frame (Atlas 4-4-0 locos are way better than the old B-man 4-4-0's).

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:30 AM (6fyGz)

85 for the train nuts
http://is.gd/CBmksc

it's a game set up

I want to do one in O or HO scale and use green army men for a kids game eventually

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 07, 2015 08:33 AM (Cq0oW)

86 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:19 AM (6fyGz)

I worked at an intermodal facility for years. There is nothing quite like watching a long train rumble past and try to name each of the railroad trailers it is carrying.

My favorite is still ATSF.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:33 AM (Zu3d9)

87 You guys love trains? Have you seen the "I just
love trains" divorce court scene from the under-appreciated "intolerable
Cruelty"?



http://bit.ly/1unhEjm



Posted by: MTF at February 07, 2015 08:26 AM (FCsIb)


ROFL!!! "Objection Your Honor! Strangling the witness!" "I'm going to allow it."

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:34 AM (6fyGz)

88 What'd you do with the deer, MW?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:34 AM (VT6UM)

89 "ATSF."



Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe.....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:35 AM (VT6UM)

90 And no ampersands.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:36 AM (VT6UM)

91 It's one of the quirks of the process, but in order to get something otherwise unavailable you deal with i.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:30 AM (CMkNk)


Yep: http://tinyurl.com/pgh4sj9

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:37 AM (6fyGz)

92 Nice.

I love 4-4-0s with a passion, but I like the older woodburners, particularly the ones from 1850 or so, which no one makes and are too small to make from a later model. most of the folks that want one improve an old mantua General, but it has a couple proportion problems that make it irredeemably toylike in my eyes. It looks like I am going to have to scratchbuild if I want one.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 07, 2015 08:38 AM (y5BTD)

93 Oh, I love advice columns. Here's some from my world. Always tighten your own girth.

Posted by: dr kill at February 07, 2015 08:39 AM (emnRW)

94 When they gave out the brains, Joe Biden thought they said trains and said "Let me have a miniature one."


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 07, 2015 08:40 AM (V70Uh)

95 Ricardo Kill: "What'd you do with the deer, MW?"

Told the dog there were deer out there. He just laid there. Poor guy's getting old. So, I fed the pets, and now he wants to go out, but the deer had wandered off.

I have a rule about not shooting them in the living area. To please the women & children. Just over the wall in the pasture, fair game.

Posted by: mindful webworker - naturally at February 07, 2015 08:40 AM (U76Nz)

96 My favorite is still ATSF.



Atcheson, Topeka, Santa Fe. sp?


I follow railcars atwerk. Whenever I'm caught at a crossing, I read car numbers to see if I see ones I know.
HOXK, UTLX. UTCX.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 07, 2015 08:40 AM (vBwD9)

97 My favorite is still ATSF.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:33 AM (Zu3d9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NHWKbQuRw
Now BNSF (incorporating the aforementioned CB(and)Q which was part of Burlington Northern), but the tracks through my little hometown are long gone by now.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:40 AM (6fyGz)

98 NOOD, politics thread up.

Posted by: Y-not at February 07, 2015 08:42 AM (9BRsg)

99 I love 4-4-0s with a passion, but I like the older
woodburners, particularly the ones from 1850 or so, which no one makes
and are too small to make from a later model. most of the folks that
want one improve an old mantua General, but it has a couple proportion
problems that make it irredeemably toylike in my eyes. It looks like I
am going to have to scratchbuild if I want one.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 07, 2015 08:38 AM (y5BTD)


The N scale Atlas is a pretty good looking model. http://www.spookshow.net/loco/atlas440.html

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:42 AM (6fyGz)

100
For me, HO, Brooklyn waterfront circa mid 30's, with an old elevated transit line running to a ferry terminal.

Always loved the subways and els, here and Chicago and there was virtually nothing available except brass which was way out of my budget.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:42 AM (CMkNk)

101 NOOD, politics thread up.

Posted by: Y-not at February 07, 2015 08:42 AM (9BRsg)


Politics??? We're talking TRAINS here woman, let us be!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:43 AM (6fyGz)

102 "HOXK, UTLX. UTCX."


What gets me, as I have to cross train tracks everyday and watch them roll by, is the number of Canadian Pacific cars you see. It's like they just swap around cars at yards willy-nilly and "oh well."


Maybe they'll get it back, one day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:45 AM (VT6UM)

103 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:40 AM (6fyGz)

Even after they consolidated we still saw lots of trailers and a few locomotives with the ATSF designation.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe brings me back to the 19th century.

Burlington Northern? Eh.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:46 AM (Zu3d9)

104 >>> I follow railcars atwerk. Whenever I'm caught at a crossing, I read car numbers to see if I see ones I know.
HOXK, UTLX. UTCX.

Just down the hill from my house, there is a spot where Guilford(?) parks trains. Not even a real siding.

They drop off crews there. Trains often start rolling between 1 & 2AM.

We even get train spotters.

Posted by: fluffy at February 07, 2015 08:46 AM (Ua6T/)

105 What gets me, as I have to cross train tracks
everyday and watch them roll by, is the number of Canadian Pacific cars
you see. It's like they just swap around cars at yards willy-nilly and
"oh well."


Maybe they'll get it back, one day.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:45 AM (VT6UM)


Interchange is a time honored practice. The railroads charge a fee for "foreign" rolling stock; the CN or CP cars you see were probably loaded with goods made in Canada to be shipped to a destination far south and when emptied they will be loaded for something headed back to Canada.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:47 AM (6fyGz)

106 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:35 AM (VT6UM)

Exactly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:48 AM (Zu3d9)

107 I had the pleasure back in '67, to ride the SantaFe line to Los Angeles. All the cars were upper deck, good food and pretty smmoth ride for a train. Took the UP line back, it was crap compared to the ATSF.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (FIrEF)

108 "Politics??? We're talking TRAINS here woman, let us be!"

Heh. Seriously.

My 2¢ worth of train trivia.

Dad had a small O gauge set-up in the basement, but by the time I was old enough to enjoy it, the family was falling apart, and I didn't get to fully appreciate it. Wonder whatever happened to all Dad's trainboard stuff.

I got to play with a friends HO-scale set-up, though.

Never got a home with a trainboard for myself. One of those things you think you'll easily be able to have as an adult. Heh. No.

But here at the ranch, half a mile away, the full-scale trains rumble by every night. Just far enough away that the rumble and whistling are pleasant, not disturbing. That, to me, is life as it should be.

Posted by: mindful webworker - un-trained at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (U76Nz)

109 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:47 AM (6fyGz)

Those fees can be significant. We used to be very careful not to load one railroad's trailers on another's cars.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (Zu3d9)

110 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe brings me back to the 19th century.

Burlington Northern? Eh.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:46 AM (Zu3d9)


I've seen some BNSF locos in heritage paint for both the ATSF and the BN, it took a while to repaint all of it after the merger.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (6fyGz)

111 nood

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 08:50 AM (wlDny)

112 111 nood
Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 08:50 AM (wlDny)


Vic, we're talking choo-choo's here!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:51 AM (CMkNk)

113
Maybe we do need a weekend train thread after all?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:51 AM (CMkNk)

114 Those fees can be significant. We used to be very careful not to load one railroad's trailers on another's cars.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (Zu3d9)


I imagine doing intermodal work it would be pretty easy to get something on the wrong train, especially if you have a half dozen in the yards being made up. Not to mention how PO'd the shippers would be to find their goods not reaching the proper destination.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:52 AM (6fyGz)

115 And I have O gauge trains with the SanteFe diesel locomotives.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at February 07, 2015 08:52 AM (FIrEF)

116 Maybe we do need a weekend train thread after all?





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:51 AM (CMkNk)



Seems like we have one right here.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:52 AM (6fyGz)

117 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:49 AM (6fyGz)

I liked the Blue and Yellow of the ATSF. I recall (maybe incorrectly) red and silver too......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:54 AM (Zu3d9)

118
Didn't realize we had a number of train fans here. I know Anna Puma is a plastic kit modeler, but this is cool.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:54 AM (CMkNk)

119 My pathetic attempts at model trainblogging (kind of matches my pathetic attempts at model training actually, I have four layouts in construction and one under deconstructions and none of them have ever been anything close to being completed):


http://pvrr.blogspot.com/

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 08:55 AM (6fyGz)

120 117 I liked the Blue and Yellow of the ATSF. I recall (maybe incorrectly) red and silver too......
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:54 AM (Zu3d9)

The red and silver is the classic "Super Chief" color scheme, which is also a favorite. All the east coast roads were too plain-jane for my tastes.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:56 AM (CMkNk)

121 "Interchange" I get. How do BNSF, CP, etc. keep track of the rolling stock?



Electronic? GPS? Strictly manual?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:58 AM (VT6UM)

122 6
On this day in 1935 the game Monopoly was invented in it's current form by the Parker Brothers. It actually has origins that go all the way back to 1903. What is amazing is that it is still going strong.

Posted by: Vic at February 07, 2015 07:55 AM (wlDny)



It's also remarkable all the different versions you can buy today. The original street names were from Atlantic City, NJ, but now there are versions based on various cities and other places. I even saw one once that used planets and moons from the solar system.

I don't think they are ripoffs. I don't know whether they are made under license or if the original patent expired.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 08:59 AM (sdi6R)

123 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:58 AM (VT6UM)

Two systems. One for trailers and one for rolling stock. Our yards logged everything in and out with barcodes (now it might be GPS transmission).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:02 AM (Zu3d9)

124 I liked the Blue and Yellow of the ATSF. I recall (maybe incorrectly) red and silver too......


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 08:54 AM (Zu3d9)


No, you don't recall incorrectly, probably the most famous of all ATSF paint schemes is the red/silver Warbonnet scheme on their E and F units head-ending their passenger trains in the late 60's.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:02 AM (6fyGz)

125 There's a freight train line that runs right behind the building where I work. I mean like 50 feet from the back door.

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 09:03 AM (sdi6R)

126
Oops. Yes GGE "Warbonnet" was the color scheme used on the Super Chief, etc.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 09:03 AM (CMkNk)

127 " Our yards logged everything in and out with barcodes (now it might be GPS transmission)."


Ah-hah. How'd they scan the bars? Manual or system?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 09:04 AM (VT6UM)

128 Two systems. One for trailers and one for rolling
stock. Our yards logged everything in and out with barcodes (now it
might be GPS transmission).


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:02 AM (Zu3d9)


If they aren't using some sort of GPS tracking by now I'd be surprised. I know they have RFID as well that gets read at scanners along the routes. It used to be paper, but can you imagine that nightmare? It's why conductors had such a big job back in the day.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:04 AM (6fyGz)

129 123 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 08:58 AM (VT6UM)

Two systems. One for trailers and one for rolling stock. Our yards logged everything in and out with barcodes (now it might be GPS transmission).
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:02 AM (Zu3d9)


IIRC, there is a yellow dot of some kind on freight cars that is used to track them electronically when they pass a scanner in the yards?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 09:05 AM (CMkNk)

130 Forget I asked.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 07, 2015 09:06 AM (VT6UM)

131 I used to live in Baldwin FL which has a huge CSX yard, the NS owns the trackage through Franklinton NC where I am now. The rail line through town here was originally Seaboard, which is the "S" in CSX, so I'm kind of surprised Norfolk Southern got it after Conrail split up.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:07 AM (6fyGz)

132
IIRC, there is a yellow dot of some kind on
freight cars that is used to track them electronically when they pass a
scanner in the yards?





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 09:05 AM (CMkNk)


Car cards and waybills.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:09 AM (6fyGz)

133 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:02 AM (6fyGz)

So it must have been the few left in that color scheme that they were using for freight?

By the way, we used to get the raw data feeds from the railroads that included the total horsepower of the trains coming into our yard.

I remember a Christmas season train with 22,000HP.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:09 AM (Zu3d9)

134 So it must have been the few left in that color scheme that they were using for freight?

By
the way, we used to get the raw data feeds from the railroads that
included the total horsepower of the trains coming into our yard.

I remember a Christmas season train with 22,000HP.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:09 AM (Zu3d9)


Sometimes they actually repaint them that way, they are called heritage paint schemes. The UP is good for that, the Norfolk Southern has a handful of locos in N(and)W and Pennsy schemes once in a while.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:12 AM (6fyGz)

135 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:04 AM (6fyGz)

I will bet you are correct. GPS is so cheap and so reliable now that it doesn't make much sense not to use it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:12 AM (Zu3d9)

136 132 Car cards and waybills.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:09 AM (6fyGz)

A giant puts little colored tabs on the car roofs . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 09:13 AM (CMkNk)

137 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:12 AM (6fyGz)

That's good to hear. They are respectful of their histories!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 07, 2015 09:13 AM (Zu3d9)

138 A giant puts little colored tabs on the car roofs . . .





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 09:13 AM (CMkNk)



oooh nooo, the five fingered sky hook!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:23 AM (6fyGz)

139 OK, the freight line that goes behind my workplace is Norfolk Southern, where it parallels the PA Turnpike for a stretch.

https://tinyurl.com/dz922l

Posted by: rickl at February 07, 2015 09:24 AM (sdi6R)

140 Kilroy was here

Afghanistan War Hero Stripped of Silver Star
Feature: Army Major Matt Golsteyn betrayed by cowardly leaders
Aaron MacLean, Free Beacon, 2-6-16
http://tinyurl.com/pjc23h8

"The Army's never wrong" -- soldiers bitterly told themselves while suffering each fubar during WWII.

That was then, this is now?

The charge against Golsteyn was bogus: it is criminal to kill the enemy in combat: flogging Bush's "Karzai" Rules of Engagement dead horse. The bogey-phantom distraction identified the enemy-Taliban as undeserving death in combat in order to cover the US Military order of US Military personnel to wear the Afghan uniform in combat. Did Aaron MacLean see that bogey, but held genug in his article?

The Brass by ordering US Military personnel into combat wearing Afghan uniforms broke international law. Evidently, all special forces actions will, in detail, eventually be used against special forces personnel when it serves corporatist-Brass interests to distance themselves from their own orders and goals. Special Forces do the dirtiest work, after all, "I was following orders," leaving them the easiest scapegoats for sacrifice on the dishonorable altar of military-corporate careerism. Nothing to see, move along. Just remember how horribly all things became (whether Germany, Italy) before the realists within attempted to decapitate their Head. (Japan in ruins was unique by code of honor: failed military leaders often took-sacrificed their own lives to prevent dishonoring the Emperor). Not only was Germany turned to rubble, starvation and death, but most of the world alongside suffered the carnage of authoritarian gluttony -- lust for monopoly did not "end" in 1945.

Update of MacLean requires deep breath.

Most Americans look at Golsteyn's record and recognize a worthy hero to his service. However, the insulated headmen who never share Goldsteyn's risks but order Golsteyn (US Forces) into hell to defeat demons (simultaneously supplying/training the same demonic opposition), this Brass whose pompous facade requires destruction of honesty, honesty threatening their never ending war profit income through blood spilling, of course these headmen traitors to the US Constitution will hurl hollow innuendoes at Golsteyn, in order to erase reality as a delusion, that Golsteyn's victorious emergence from hell saved his men from destruction while achieving successful execution of orders in battle plan. Washingtonian arm chair Brass, weighed by their own dishonorable leadership compounded by their insane "strategery" now publicly target Golsteyn in a manner that allows Golsteyn to mount no case on his own behalf. "Unworthy of loyalty" fails full disclosure given traitorous villainy ruling the United States of America.


Posted by: auge at February 07, 2015 09:25 AM (vNlkp)

141 Well, that was a fun way to, uh, "derail" the morning thread, so to speak.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 07, 2015 09:25 AM (6fyGz)

142 Vic......Got a german version of Monopoly from my son who lives in Northern Germany. Cool!

And a great big YES to a model train thread!
Every Christmas I tell the hubby that the only reason I married him was because he had a train set.
And I finally (after a messy family situation) got my General train set that my Grandpa got for me for my first Christmas.
So now we run two sets under the tree!

Good morning Morons!

Posted by: Buckeye Katie at February 07, 2015 10:45 AM (1M/xn)

143 Pinewood Derby day here in Central OH.

Oh, Breitbart says there's book alleging "Stevie Nicks Took Cocaine Anally"

So we've that to discuss.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 07, 2015 11:33 AM (7RXcs)

144 Didn't realize we had a number of train fans here. I know Anna Puma is a plastic kit modeler, but this is cool.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 07, 2015 08:54 AM (CMkNk)

Another one here. My basement layout is O gauge, 25 feet by 15 feet, running many if the Lionel engines and rolling stock I received in the 50's. Also run some newer Lionel Railsounds engines as well as some MTH. The Northern 4-8-4's are my favorite. Many of the structures on my layout are scratch built, including the roundhouse and turntable. A nice way to relax! Of course, my wife thinks I'm nuts, but after 42 years she's resigned herself to the fact that I'm not changing. Heh.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 07, 2015 01:14 PM (TPimP)

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