Overnight Open Thread (3 Jul 2015)

I know the news lately has been a solid downer but don't give up. Cowboy up, conservatives.

Check Yer Oil

Pretty sad you have to do this for a new car. Especially some of the higher priced European ones. Nearly 1.5 million vehicles have higher than average oil consumption.

Adventures in Dentistry

I'm pretty sure it's never a good idea to hire a dentist via facebook and then have your procedure done at home. Fake dentist accused of pulling 5 teeth from woman on her couch.

Airplane

Airplane came out this week 35 years ago.


I finally watched John Wick last night and that's a pretty damn good flick. I think I'll give Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes a try this weekend.

Your Skin

What you should know about your body's biggest organ.

Darwin Award Contestant

Nimrod fires a .50 BMG cartridge from a pipe gun.

When Animals Attack

Crazy Foods At America's State Fairs


Nacho balls at the Iowa State Fair

24 of the craziest foods at America's state fairs.

Violin GnR Cover

Bark and Awe

Military working dogs.


Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by Corgi athletes that are trying their best:

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1 Cool!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:00 PM (2z4UX)

2 Heh....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:00 PM (2z4UX)

3 Howdy!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at July 03, 2015 10:00 PM (RWGcK)

4 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 03, 2015 10:01 PM (EzgxV)

5 Wow, a 3bee?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:01 PM (2z4UX)

6 Good evening comrades.

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:01 PM (TWXpK)

7 First?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:01 PM (oKE6c)

8 Nope.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:01 PM (oKE6c)

9 I'm so sore from landscaping today. More tomorrow and the rain tonight isn't gonna help.

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:02 PM (TWXpK)

10 Sadly, nope. Evening all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:02 PM (1eYr7)

11 Actually, it's a relief to have the ONT, and here's why.

Posted by: escapee from the last thread at July 03, 2015 10:02 PM (Ydaoe)

12


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Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:02 PM (0lw2Y)

13 Greetings from Arizona, on my way to the hot Mojave.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 03, 2015 10:04 PM (v9d0Z)

14 The dog is looking for the sweet spot in the mattress.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:05 PM (iQIUe)

15 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2015 10:05 PM (KCxzN)

16 Hooooorde


Alright, spill it. Who did we piss off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:07 PM (GEICT)

17 Alright, spill it. Who did we piss off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:07 PM (GEICT)

***

The Juiceboxers at Vox, I hope.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:08 PM (1eYr7)

18 As Drudge is now screaming, Greek depositors are going to need to take a 30% haircut to make up for the losses which must be realized on the banks balance sheet.

And even more interesting, about 100B euro of that bad Greek debt is on the ECB's balance sheet (ie monetized). That is more than the ECB's capital cushion, and according to ECB rules, it will be all the eurozone banks that must take the haircut on that as well.

You see, this reality that all those "assets" in the system that are not in fact assets but bags of dogshit is what all the lying and fraud has been about over the last few years. Maintain the fiction that bad debt is still good.

Reality is asserting.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:08 PM (dvuhZ)

19 Alright, spill it. Who did we piss off today?>>>

Vox and here's why.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:08 PM (1SHv1)

20 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:08 PM (dvuhZ)

Never fear, Obama will figure out a way to screw the US citizen on this before the dust settles!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:09 PM (ftVQq)

21 Nacho balls; MY balls.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at July 03, 2015 10:10 PM (0RdKg)

22 Actually, there is a Cochran-AtC podcast that should be listened to and here's why...

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:11 PM (ftVQq)

23 GNR! Too bad they couldn't stick together.

Posted by: Dave S. at July 03, 2015 10:11 PM (mhkbv)

24 HOOOORDE

I have nothing interesting to say. Just wanted to let you people know I'm here.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:11 PM (e+1S5)

25 Beware of Greeks taking gifts.

Posted by: skip at July 03, 2015 10:12 PM (CTHrd)

26 If we actually managed to piss off Vox. Like, they noticed and responded, I could just quit the internet.

I don't think it could get better than that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:12 PM (GEICT)

Posted by: Norman Bates' Mother at July 03, 2015 10:13 PM (hPLVk)

28 My Mazda RX-8 burns a quart every 1500 miles or so, but that's because it's a rotary engine. It uses so much oil it has an oil injection system instead of an oil pan, and it's very important to use regular oil as opposed to synthetic.

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:13 PM (4c2fv)

29 22 Actually, there is a Cochran-AtC podcast that should be listened to and here's why...

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:11 PM (ftVQq)



*stares*

*mutters to self* Now where did she leave that spare raptor...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:14 PM (GEICT)

30 So, I'm happy to report that my parents have returned from their month-long trip around the Midwest/Northeast safely.

I also just got a book on bastles (there is a new word for you), the fortified houses built along the Anglo-Scottish border during the 15th and 16th centuries. Neat stuff, and with the news being what it is I am tempted to try to persuade my parents to make some alterations to the house on - all we'd have to do is brick the windows and most of the doors, remove all staircases in favor of ladders, and put a stone veneer around the outside about four feet thick. Seems do-able.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (a42f0)

31 Our own Fed, under Helicopter Ben's tenure actually came up with an accounting trick to avoid this "loss of capital" if the tons of dogshit on their balance sheet (such as current $1.7T of MBS, plus the Ts) suddenly went to shit and they had a loss (note a "loss" to central bank means their is an excess of currency they had emitted against the assets "backing" that creation of money". If the assets lose too much value, then there is an excess of currency in the system which must be pulled out to maintain balance.

Our Fed simply did a clever accounting trick to create a pretend asset to cover that excess if necessary. Guess what that asset is? A pretend "loan" by the US Treasury, which of course wouldn't be real Ts lawfully issued.

The US taxpayer would slowly eat that loss, but wouldn't see it immediately because of the clever accounting trick.

The ECB can't (or somehow won't) do such a little trick. They will need to force the banks in the system to cough up that "bad" currency.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (dvuhZ)

32 I generally like covers of songs in different genres, especially 2cellos stuff. Some songs just totally fail. Welcome to the Jungle has always sucked every time someone tries to fancy it up. Same with Smells Like Teen Spirit.

But that Sweet Child cover was very good.

Posted by: Sobek at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (/Xs68)

33 An ONT before 10pm? Well that right there gives me hope.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 10:17 PM (baR5c)

34
My Mazda RX-8 burns a quart every 1500 miles or so, but that's because
it's a rotary engine. It uses so much oil it has an oil injection
system instead of an oil pan, and it's very important to use regular oil
as opposed to synthetic.>>>

The Wankel is also a great motor for getting bad gas mileage. It gets close to the same as a Suburban but in a sports car.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:18 PM (1SHv1)

35 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (dvuhZ)


The ECB need only mint a few 1 trillion euro coins.


Child's play, really.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:18 PM (oKE6c)

36 If all the mumbo jumbo about central bank (and regular bank) balance sheets is too in the weeds, it boils down to the following. A lot people and governments have been borrowing and spending money that they cannot possibly repay by future economic activity. A good chunk of world GDP over the past decades has been based on that lie.

When it become evident that all the skittles and unicorns are in fact shit and Beelzebub, the losses have to realized.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:19 PM (dvuhZ)

37 'ello arseholes

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2015 10:21 PM (ZGlQ9)

38 I think the reason is that neither Teen Spirit nor Jungle were written to sound melodic; they're just sonic aggression, pure and simple. So when someone tries to arrange either one for strings (like people sometimes do with Jungle) or Big Band (as Paul Aka) tried with Teen Spirit), it fails miserably.

Sweet Child is a lot more melodic, so the violin is a good match.

Posted by: Sobek at July 03, 2015 10:22 PM (/Xs68)

39 >>> The Wankel is also a great motor for getting bad gas mileage. It gets close to the same as a Suburban but in a sports car.

Funny you mention that, my other vehicle is a 2013 Suburban and the mileage is indeed similar >.

No regrets on the RX-8, thus far. It's a fun, interesting little car.

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:22 PM (4c2fv)

40 The Wankel is also a great motor for getting bad gas mileage.

I remember when Mazda came out with them in 71 or 72 and they were supposed to be the next great thing. Then came the oil shocks in 73 and only the RX-7 survived.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:23 PM (W5DcG)

41 I had something witty to say but a squirrel ran by and stole my thought train.

The Greeks will screw everyone, the US banking system is more invested in it than most of the European banks thanks to O'Fuckstick according to several financial charts I've seen floating around, including here.

Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at July 03, 2015 10:24 PM (4CRfK)

42 No regrets on the RX-8, thus far. It's a fun, interesting little car.>>>

My brother has one that I have spent time working on and have had the pleasure to drive. Cool car quirky motor.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:25 PM (1SHv1)

43 I don't know if y'all are aware, but the colossal 'Front Page of the Internet', Reddit, is imploding today. They fired a key member of their ubiquitous /r/IAMA team, now moderators of subreddits big and small are airing their grievances and even taking their subreddits private (!).

Details here - http://tinyurl.com/phugcwt

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:25 PM (4c2fv)

44 Damn I made the top 50? That's a first.

Posted by: Blano at July 03, 2015 10:27 PM (NHQQx)

45 My Honda Odyssey's dashboard indicator screams at me that I'm down to 15% of oil life at roughly 2,500 miles, regardless of the type of oil. My wife always insists that I take it in even though I tell her that the thing is just an automatic reminder that really doesn't do much to tell you anything true about the oil life.

Posted by: Paul at July 03, 2015 10:28 PM (n+82F)

46 Practical effects in movies is making a comeback. Mad Max used minimal CGI. John Wick was made by stunt-men for stunt-men and is incredibly enjoyable.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2015 10:28 PM (+4uXG)

47 Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix.

Other than The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (GEICT)

48 And even more interesting, about 100B euro of that
bad Greek debt is on the ECB's balance sheet (ie monetized).


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:08 PM (dvuhZ)

If it's not too onerous to do so, would you mind explaining to a scientist what exactly is meant by "monetizing" in this context?
Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (oKE6c)

49 One of the commenters on the article about Greece was remarking how great Cuba was - at least compared to its neighbors such as Haiti. That's a pretty low bar to have to be better than.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:30 PM (W5DcG)

50 The Walking Dead season 6 trailer should be out next week. And the first full trailer for Star Wars VII.

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:31 PM (TWXpK)

51 And the first full trailer for Star Wars VII.
Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:31 PM (TWXpK)



*glares*

You mistyped "Star Wars IV"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:32 PM (GEICT)

52 Star Wars LMVII


Posted by: Ralph at July 03, 2015 10:33 PM (U/b2O)

53
Mandatory:

Independence Day - President's Speech

https://youtu.be/QoLywiaM6PA

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:34 PM (kdS6q)

54 What?

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:34 PM (TWXpK)

55 Mad Max is on the Encore Action channel right now

Posted by: Toe Cutter at July 03, 2015 10:34 PM (1SHv1)

56 Euros, Greek islands.

Nobody would think of doing any smuggling now.

Would they?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 10:34 PM (baR5c)

57 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm busy with a household project, but wanted to drop in and remind the Colorado morons (and anyone else interested in traveling to Denver) that the Morondezvous is Saturday, July 11 from about 4:00 to 10:00 pm.

I sent out maps to the venue on the AoS and Morondezvous Yahoo groups.

We'll have some first-time attendees this year. Yippee!

Posted by: Mindy at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (BkhqT)

58 BCochran, can you get Alex to say "toilet" at least once per podcast. I find it hilarious that she says "terlit"

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (zt+N6)

59 Oh, the prequels don't exist.

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (TWXpK)

60 Re: the military working dog clip, if you want to see a really solid and exciting family film with patriotic themes, check out "Max." Very well done.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (s/yC1)

61 Well damn no one mentioned the John Wick reference, kill the puppy and you will not get away with it.

Posted by: drunkinmesa at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (FUKWF)

62 Damn, the Blue Bombers suck.

Posted by: logprof at July 03, 2015 10:36 PM (z6d8G)

63 Yeah, and Harleys leak oil because it was a designed-in feature. Not a bug.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 10:36 PM (baR5c)

64 47: Gotham and The Strain.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (iH6iJ)

65 > Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix.

Fringe, Better Off Ted, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, House of Cards (definitely House of Cards).

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (4c2fv)

66 The Walking Dead, season 7 will feature Teh Euro in a guest star role.

It infects everything it touches, and it has shit for brains, which are gonna splatter everywhere when the kill shot happens.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (RzZOc)

67
And tres cool:

This stop-motion animation brings Shibuya's scramble crossing alive at 1/100 scale and made from little paper sculptures.

https://youtu.be/kGJkG7OfmWo

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (kdS6q)

68
32 I generally like covers of songs in different genres, especially 2cellos stuff. Some songs just totally fail. Welcome to the Jungle has always sucked every time someone tries to fancy it up. Same with Smells Like Teen Spirit. But that Sweet Child cover was very good.
Posted by: Sobek at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (/Xs68


Postmodern Jukebox is for you.

https://youtu.be/dKtzi5xFjz0

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (zt+N6)

69 Posted by: rrpjr at July 03, 2015 10:35 PM (s/yC1)


I about teared up in the theater when I saw that trailer.

Posted by: CDR M at July 03, 2015 10:38 PM (TWXpK)

70 Gotham and The Strain



Gotham I'm caught up on. The Strain isn't on Netflix.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:38 PM (GEICT)

71 Forgot about Fringe. Its excellent for binge watching.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2015 10:39 PM (iH6iJ)

72 Posted by: Grey Fox at July 03, 2015 10:15 PM (a42f0)

Grand Isle, Louisiana gets smacked whenever a hurricane hits the state. All the buildings down there are on stilts (stick with me, this actually ties into what you said).

One guy got creative after Katrina and Rita, and rebuilt his stilt house out of I-beams and poured concrete. Looked like it should have been called the Fuhrertreehouse. After Gustav, it was the only building there that wasn't trashed.

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 10:39 PM (unjBv)

73 Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (4c2fv)

Rome and Generation Kill. Both short, but worth it

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 10:40 PM (unjBv)

74
64 47: Gotham and The Strain.
Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2015 10:37 PM (iH6iJ)


Neither available on Netflix.

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 10:40 PM (zt+N6)

75 Hey everybody. Just wanted to share what I just posted at Twitter:

"Wild idea: Maybe @GeorgeTakei isnt really sorry re Thomas but it DOES show CONSERVATIVES HAVE POWER, we just have to learn to use it better."

(Only correction I'd make: of course Takei isn't sorry...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 03, 2015 10:41 PM (ntObR)

76 Yeah, and Harleys leak oil because it was a designed-in feature. Not a bug.>>>

Harley was part of a training video back in the 80s for TQM. How they had seen the cliff of poor quality during the AMF days and been reborn through following Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the Japanese.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (1SHv1)

77
Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (0lw2Y)

78 Ascension is available on Netflix if you didn't catch it when it aired on SyFy. Its ok. Tricia Helfer, mmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (zt+N6)

79 I rarely use Netflix. Sorry.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (iH6iJ)

80 That white Hispanic dog is beating that black puppy to death!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (kivUY)

81 Follow Me The Yoni Netanyahu Story isn't a show but its pretty good.

Posted by: Kenway at July 03, 2015 10:43 PM (iLoHX)

82 That dog prancing around the ball is for sure gay.

Posted by: The roost aint what it used to be at July 03, 2015 10:43 PM (7GI9v)

83 Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix.

Other than The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (GEICT)

****

I'll second House of Cards.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:44 PM (2z4UX)

84 Hmmmm...Ascension def goes under maybe. thanks

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:44 PM (GEICT)

85
Oh, and speaking of dogs -- real news:

Obama's grandmother to cook for President on Kenya trip

President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the country

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (kdS6q)

86 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Bats.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (W5DcG)

87 Videos of giggling little girls and bouncing dogs. What could be better?

Posted by: Tuna at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (JSovD)

88
As in Louisville Sluggers? A bit cumbersome, no?

Sprays? Or lights??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:46 PM (0lw2Y)

89 President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the country

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (kdS6q)

I assume the First Family will be eating UN food relief packets, then? MRE's, perhaps?

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 10:46 PM (unjBv)

90 84 Hmmmm...Ascension def goes under maybe. thanks
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:44 PM (GEICT)


--Duh. Trailer Park Boys.

Posted by: logprof at July 03, 2015 10:46 PM (z6d8G)

91 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Bats.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (W5DcG)

****

Dragonflies.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:46 PM (cygkw)

92 > Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

I can.



wanna know what it is?

Posted by: ducktape redneck at July 03, 2015 10:47 PM (J4wZk)

93 but only the first two seasons, I only saw the first three of the last season,

Posted by: admiral marcus at July 03, 2015 10:47 PM (0u/CC)

94 >>47 Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix. Other than The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (GEICT)

Hell in wheels is what I'm watching now. Post confederacy working on the railroad.

Right now there is a lot of talk about how Sherman wants to come round and murder all the Indians so that's fun.

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 10:47 PM (vmMMi)

95 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (0lw2Y)

A house, with the doors closed

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 10:47 PM (unjBv)

96 43 I don't know if y'all are aware, but the colossal 'Front Page of the Internet', Reddit, is imploding today.

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at July 03, 2015 10:25 PM (4c2fv)



I thought Drudge was the front page of the internet.

Maybe that's just because I have my browser set up that way.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 10:47 PM (sdi6R)

97 I know it's sacrilege, but every time I look at House of Cards, I just think "naaaaw"

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (GEICT)

98 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (0lw2Y)

Consumer's Report had a rating recently. I think Repel and a Sawyer's product scored high and the Sawyer's (IIRC) was DEET free. Thre are multiple versions of the Repel some of which contain DEET.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (ftVQq)

99 You could try Dexter but it ends as horribly as Sons of Anarchy.

Posted by: Kenway at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (VHlrv)

100 >>>Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix.

My buddy just, five minutes ago, recommended Peaky Blinders. Ireland/England mobsters right after WWI.

Haven't seen it, but he's pretty reliable.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (e+1S5)

101 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?
>>>


Bonide mosquito beater granules have worked well for me.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (1SHv1)

102 The Greeks will screw everyone, the US banking system is more invested in it than most of the European banks thanks to O'Fuckstick according to several financial charts I've seen floating around, including here.
Posted by: Gmac- 'all politics


Mmm. The US has 12.7 billion debt, compared to over 300 billion in bailout money already sunk into Greece by the EU.

Puerto Rico on the other hand is considering bailing on 72 billion. The US would eat almost all of that, IIRC.

And still that's nothing considering the total size of the US bond market, which is something like $35 trillion.

Disaster is more like to emanate from a China collapse than any Mediterranean debacle.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (fYgrm)

103 Don't have any 50BMG, can someone loan me some to put in my shotgun for the cuatro de julio festivities?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at July 03, 2015 10:49 PM (zauWW)

104
What, now DEET is bad too??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:49 PM (0lw2Y)

105 Alright, spill it. Who did we piss off today?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:07 PM (GEICT)
------
I'm still pissed off at you all from yesterday. But if you piss in my mouth I will forgive you. I follow the religion of piss. Spill it on me!

Posted by: George Takei at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (QNcbF)

106 48: Monetizing means converting to money. A central bank creates money against some "thing" that is supposed to represent real value. So, when something is "monetized", the central bank takes that thing, puts it on the asset side of its balance sheet and emits currency (money) in exchange, which goes on the liability side of its balance sheet.

When you hear talk of the Fed (or ECB, or BOJ, etc) "monetizing debt", they are taking the debt instruments of their governments and creating money against them, which then goes into the system. Most of the time, the assets on central bank(CB) balance sheets are promises to repay by their respective governments. That is, the treasury bills and bonds or whatever they call them (germans call them "bunds").

The problem is when those "assets" turn out to be worthless. That means the CB has created money with nothing to balance it, no real economic output to balance it. This is the equivalent of "raw printing" of money.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (dvuhZ)

107 Fake dentist accused of pulling 5 teeth from woman on her couch.

So?

Posted by: The Brits at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (Dwehj)

108 >>> I know it's sacrilege, but every time I look at House of Cards, I just think "naaaaw"

Cougar and I tried to watch House of Cards. Made it two episodes. The. I decided if I wanted to hate politics and politicians, I could hate real ones instead.

Currently I'm binge watching Justified on Amazon Prime. Not on Netflix though.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (e+1S5)

109 Haven't seen it, but he's pretty reliable.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (e+1S5)


It's good? English mobsters and Irish lawman?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (GEICT)

110 Bcochran, longmire is pretty good, as is blacklist. If you want funny, better off Ted. It's pretty good.

Fringe and continuum are great.

Posted by: Moki at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (x303I)

111 97 I know it's sacrilege, but every time I look at House of Cards, I just think "naaaaw"
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (GEICT)

It jumped the shark in the first season when the internet journalists were terrified of the Republican representative. Nevernevernever...

I stopped watching the first episode of the second season when he personally killed the chick in the metro.

Stooopid.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at July 03, 2015 10:51 PM (cK/SS)

112
Honest, the mosquitoes are flying around the door just waiting for me to open it. They are ruthless little bastards.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:51 PM (0lw2Y)

113 97
Try the original British series. Oh so good.

Posted by: Tuna at July 03, 2015 10:51 PM (JSovD)

114 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (GEICT)


Don't know if they are still on Netflix, but Foyle's War and Doc Martin are great BBC series.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:51 PM (ftVQq)

115
Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful



DDT

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:52 PM (kdS6q)

116 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful


Avon's Skin So Soft. Really.


And BC, have you seen Better Call Saul? Pretty damn good show. Netflix - I wouldn't know about.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at July 03, 2015 10:52 PM (LbjC3)

117 Opaque white or clear yellow. Whatever comes out of there is something I wish to imbibe.

Posted by: George Takei at July 03, 2015 10:52 PM (p7dd/)

118 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 03, 2015 10:52 PM (UVfht)

119 First, for what species?
Dog, cat, horse, human?
If female critter, pregnant or not?
For dietary, or topical use, or as widely dispersed aerosol?

Posted by: ducktape redneck at July 03, 2015 10:52 PM (J4wZk)

120 I know it's sacrilege, but every time I look at House of Cards, I just think "naaaaw"
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (GEICT)

****

It is total Lefty bullshit for sure, but as far as Political Intrigue goes, it is pretty good. It focuses more on the sausage making process than it does on the end product.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 10:53 PM (1eYr7)

121 Sup peeps

Posted by: Zakn at July 03, 2015 10:53 PM (d2pTe)

122 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 10:50 PM (dvuhZ)


Great. Got it. Thanks.


In essence, much like the collateral for a loan. Is that right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:53 PM (oKE6c)

123
Avon's Skin So Soft. Really.

Yeah, I heard this before. It's not really practical. If I was going camping, sure. But I cant be rubbing this stuff on me every day all summer.

What about that stuff you burn?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:54 PM (0lw2Y)

124 You are not of the body!

Posted by: George Ticky Tacky at July 03, 2015 10:54 PM (W5DcG)

125 Heh.
Off! Seemingly immortal sock.

Posted by: Chi at July 03, 2015 10:54 PM (LbjC3)

126 What, now DEET is bad too??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:49 PM (0lw2Y)

DEET is effective but has some side effects to some people, YMMV.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:54 PM (ftVQq)

127 For dietary, or topical use, or as widely dispersed aerosol?



Posted by: ducktape redneck>>>

Big smokey fire covers all those right?

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:55 PM (1SHv1)

128 Binge watch? Supernatural. Nine seasons worth.

Posted by: AngelEm, delurking at July 03, 2015 10:55 PM (LEtDB)

129 100% DEET for yourself. Burgess propane fired fogger around the house. Bonide is the type of insecticide I use in it.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at July 03, 2015 10:55 PM (u5shX)

130 I'm sure the Greek commie leadership doesn't keep their money in Greek banks. A disaster for their countrymen will be a minor setback for them.

The world scale problem is that it doesn't pay to be good, and doesn't hurt to be bad. I keep thinking of that gangster from Dark Knight that Batman throws off of a fire escape. He tells him that people are wise to his act. Meaning they figured out that he doesn't kill people. Doesn't make sense to give up someone as explosive as the Joker.

And if you were Europe, would you cross Putin to side with America?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2015 10:55 PM (+4uXG)

131
When I cook outdoors at night the skeeters fly in occasionally when I open the door.

I want to keep them away from the door.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:55 PM (0lw2Y)

132 >>>English mobsters and Irish lawman?

According to wiki! an Irish cop gets sent to Birmingham to combat a gang.

Buddy says use subtitles as the accents are pretty thick.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:56 PM (e+1S5)

133 What about that stuff you burn?

Napalm is a little much for mosquitoes, but it's your property.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 03, 2015 10:56 PM (UVfht)

134 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/617030000705937409

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/617030984576466944

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/617049073703587840

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/617049755982688256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/617151279995949056

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2015 10:57 PM (GrXXa)

135 > What about that stuff you burn?

Citronella.

Posted by: ducktape redneck at July 03, 2015 10:57 PM (J4wZk)

136 Buddy says use subtitles as the accents are pretty thick.
_________

Yeah you at least need to turn the volume up a bit and really pay attention.

Posted by: Kenway at July 03, 2015 10:58 PM (2iIY4)

137 Kb I really do thank you for posting the #science stuff when I troll for it. It's great!

Posted by: Zakn at July 03, 2015 10:59 PM (d2pTe)

138
Citronella work?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (0lw2Y)

139
112
Honest, the mosquitoes are flying around the door just waiting for me to open it. They are ruthless little bastards.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:51 PM (0lw2Y)
I spent most of my adult life where they grow the mosquitoes mean. They have tattoos, little leather jackets and smoke roll your owns.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (nlHrF)

140 Disaster is more like to emanate from a China collapse than any Mediterranean debacle.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 03, 2015 10:48 PM (fYgrm)

Speaking of the Chi-Coms:

China holds 'unprecedented' live-fire drills in Yellow Sea

http://tinyurl.com/oakf5cb

Posted by: Thrawn at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (wZ2hu)

141 President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed
Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the
country



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (kdS6q)




Who knew wagyu beef and arugula was traditional Keynan food.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (DiZBp)

142 What about that stuff you burn?


How are heretics and homosexuals going to keep the mosquitoes away?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (oKE6c)

143 Doc Martin is excellent; but I found Foyle's War too p.c. like later Law N Order. The killer is always a "safe" target and never e.g. a Communist union member helping Stalin before the summer of 1941 or after for that matter. (At least not in the six or so that I watched.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (kivUY)

144 A better political class than what we've got would despise House of Cards. I get a shiver knowing how much they like it.

I can't get into it. All this movement and urgency without being able to tell if something was important or not.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (+4uXG)

145 Hail and farewell, Horde. Off to bed before another day of lawn care.

Posted by: joncelli at July 03, 2015 11:00 PM (ENczY)

146 I spend a lot of time outdoors. Been wanting to try those electronic bracelets or gadgets, but haven't yet.

Also, search Thermacell. Maybe you can stick one of them by the door.

I always heard the propane things DO kill mosquitoes quite well, but you're attracting them from all the neighbors yards, so you have more than ever.

Posted by: Chi at July 03, 2015 11:01 PM (LbjC3)

147 President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed
Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the

country




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 10:45 PM (kdS6q)




Good. Serves the bastard right.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:01 PM (oKE6c)

148 Even winter doesn't kill Manitoba mosquitoes. It just pisses them off.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 03, 2015 11:02 PM (nlHrF)

149 "When I cook outdoors at night the skeeters fly in occasionally when I open the door."

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Use a bug zapper.

Posted by: OTB at July 03, 2015 11:02 PM (H/XZJ)

150 President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the

country


Hey, bro. Throw me a bone, will ya?

Posted by: Brother Barky in his hut at July 03, 2015 11:03 PM (Dwehj)

151 Uh, the "Irish" cop is an Orangeman -- sort of like calling Obama an American! And I can't recall what I didn't like about the series, and I gave it a full chance, but I only lasted 3 or so episodes. My nephew however loves it so maybe give it a try.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (kivUY)

152 My Honda Odyssey's dashboard indicator screams at me that I'm down to 15% of oil life at roughly 2,500 miles, regardless of the type of oil. My wife always insists that I take it in even though I tell her that the thing is just an automatic reminder that really doesn't do much to tell you anything true about the oil life.

Posted by: Paul
****

You are correct. 3000 miles was for the change interval for oil back in the day. Now thanks to technology and other improvements 3000 is way too soon.
I use synthetic and go to 6k.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (F0Cog)

153 Hey, bro. Throw me a bone, will ya?

Wasn't that his pick-up line when he met Reggie?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (UVfht)

154 Postmodern Jukebox, from what I've heard, is really good, too. And again, the songs that work best in conversion are those that were originally designed to be melody-driven.

Posted by: Sobek at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (/Xs68)

155 Use a bug zapper.
Posted by: OTB at July 03, 2015 11:02 PM (H/XZJ)

**

Problem here is, as mentioned above, this will draw them in from 2-3 houses away.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (cygkw)

156 Trying Opera. Safari has a bad case of shitthebeditis

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:05 PM (nIGPZ)

157 > Citronella work?

Ya. Various forms to burn: mosquito coils, candles, oil mixed in lamps. It works, smells somewhat like lemons (lemon-grass, actually).

I don't suggest pennyroyal, pine tar, eucalyptus, or camphor oils for your purpose.

Posted by: ducktape redneck at July 03, 2015 11:05 PM (J4wZk)

158 If you Get a chance watch "operacion jaque", some leftist candidate for president decided to go to a no go zone and surprise she gets kidnapped, it's a good mini series and a true story,

Also "en la boca del lobo"
True story of a guy that worked for the Cali Drug cartel as thier Security Chief, some good stuff from Columbia TV

Both Shows are on NETFLIX

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:06 PM (CxEX+)

159 1) The "thing" attacked by two chickens, the person with multicolored hair, appears to be your typical leftist male.

2) The dog videos are examples of why I love dogs (in a platonic way).

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (F0Cog)

160 Nope. Opera sucks too. But my hash is different (and vaguely racist looking) on the backup browser.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (e+1S5)

161 The citronella coils work pretty good.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (kmtse)

162 Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:06 PM (CxEX+)

Speaking of Central America and crime: Cocaine Cowboys was interesting

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (unjBv)

163 g'night, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2015 11:08 PM (KCxzN)

164 Problem here is, as mentioned above, this will draw them in from 2-3 houses away.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty
****

Hang it up at your neighbor's place. Problem solved.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:08 PM (F0Cog)

165 2) The dog videos are examples of why I love dogs (in a platonic way).

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (F0Cog)

Don't worry. It'll be legal in a few years.

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:08 PM (unjBv)

166
Trying Opera. Safari has a bad case of shitthebeditis

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:05 PM (nIGPZ)

Mercury has the best user interface by far, but it was crashing like crazy on AoS as did Opera and Safari yesterday. Saw a recommendation today for Dolphin and it seems more stable, but I have not really tested it.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 11:09 PM (ftVQq)

167 Don't worry. It'll be legal in a few years.

Posted by: Secundus
****

No. Just no. Ick.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:09 PM (F0Cog)

168 I'm watching John Wayne movies this weekend.

John Wayne on Blu-ray glory.

Two of the movies are The Longest Day and The Alamo.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:09 PM (kmtse)

169 There's a central or South American version of Breaking Bad that's supposed to be horrendous. Like an exact rip off. I think it's on Netflix.

Posted by: Kenway at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (2iIY4)

170 I spent most of my adult life where they grow the mosquitoes mean. They have tattoos, little leather jackets and smoke roll your owns.

Posted by: Northernlurker


Always found it funny when people call the mosquito their state bird. I've heard it here in Va, NC, SC, GA, La...

Posted by: Chi at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (LbjC3)

171 After 40 years of seeing rights eroded, stupidity rewarded, liars praised, traitors worshipped, teachers brain washing, the media hiding the facts, leaders cowering in fear, a steady decline in intelligence, morality, integrity, honesty and bravery in the voting public, I'm a bit discouraged and I believe I have a right to be. Glib exhortation for those such as myself to "cowboy up" ignores my observations and the path we have tread so far to get to this point.

Things got very bad in the '70's and not just from Carter. And Reagan and the Congress aren't the heroes some try to make them out to be. They were just better than what went before them.

Now we've had almost 8 years of malice aforethought by a crypto muslim anti american Communist who's sole aim is to reduce America and those who still believe in American ideal to ruin. The appearance that he has succeeded is aided by the lack of much counter action by those who should be leading a counter attack. It's almost as if they see no reason to and agree with the results so far.

That does not bode well for any future attempts to correct the direction we're going in. And that is what is discouraging me. Not where we have been or where we are but where we are going unless a very large and directed effort is made to make some drastic changes. I think that even if those changes could be made it will do much good as doing so will alter the way we govern ourselves to such an extent that we will no longer be the same country.

So either way we're going to be changed. Whether we like it or not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (x3GpS)

172 122: Exactly. The distinction to keep in mind from a normal loan is the central banks create real money, monetary base (M0 in Fed parlance) and not "deposit money". Regular banks "create money" in the sense of deposits, which they don't have enough "real money" to cover.

This is different from real currency. Central banks create that. Suppose their is a panic, a run on the banks. This is just a panic, the assets are good, representing real economic activity. The panic can destroy the value of those assets as depositors demand real money to hold, forcing the banks to liquidate. They don't have enough real money to meet the demand.

Central bank comes to the rescue, "Monetizing" those assets and allows everyone to hold real money. Panic abates, people put their money back, banks repay CB and all is well.

That depends on the assets being really good. When you get to doing that with assets that are not good, but are in fact shit, you are printing money whoreishly and it goes to hell.

Real losses must be realized, a CB cannot print its way out.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (dvuhZ)

173 "In essence, much like the collateral for a loan. Is that right?"
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 10:53 PM (oKE6c)

It is more like taking a dollar from your right pocket, putting it into your left and saying, "Since I have that dollar and my left pocket owes my right pocket a dollar, I now have two dollars.

One real and one I owe myself.

What it really is amounts to sneaking money into the economy and pretending that it has the same value.

The money is slowly devalued as it does not pay for the same amount of goods and services it did just two, five, ten years ago.

Savings rates are devalued and even if you could get 3.5% interest from savings, that money is "lost" through inflation over as few as, (at this current rate), twelve years.

--Someone will be here to correct my inaccuracies, but this is the pretend monetary structure that The Fed has been playing with since Nixon.

We hadn't monetized any debt until GWB abandoned the Free Market System to "save it".

*spits*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:11 PM (OQ9R7)

174 "President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the country"

The neighbors be hidin' their dogs then.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:11 PM (Wo9OY)

175 If you Get a chance watch "operacion jaque", some leftist candidate for
president decided to go to a no go zone and surprise she gets kidnapped,
it's a good mini series and a true story,



Does it have a happy ending? (I.e., the stupid bitch gets smoked?)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:11 PM (oKE6c)

176
Problem here is, as mentioned above, this will draw them in from 2-3 houses away.

So you're suggesting that I put a bug light at my neighbor's house?

Excellent idea!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:12 PM (0lw2Y)

177 Hang it up at your neighbor's place. Problem solved.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:08 PM (F0Cog)

***

Something like that does work. When I was younger, we had a cottage in Wisconsin on the Lake. Had a bug zapper right by the house. Freaking things were everywhere.

Moved it about 50 yards down to right by the dock, problem solved.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 11:12 PM (2z4UX)

178 should have said

"won't do much good" instead of "will do much good".


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 03, 2015 11:13 PM (x3GpS)

179 Just what was Reddit thinking when they hired that woman anyways? "How can we f$^#k up our company as fast as possible"?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:13 PM (Wo9OY)

180 Is "wagyu" a codename for dog meat?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 11:13 PM (W5DcG)

181 >>>Saw a recommendation today for Dolphin and it seems more stable, but I have not really tested it.

Thanks!

*stumbles off to the app store*

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:13 PM (e+1S5)

182 "President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed
Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the
country"


Does she have enough butter?

Posted by: Paula Deen at July 03, 2015 11:14 PM (JO9+V)

183 Metastasis, it's Colombian, and it's horrible, but then again there are two many drug related series on Spanish TV, the King of the Skies, loosely based on Amado Carrillo, el Chapo's boss,
the recently concluded the owners of paradise, sort of their take on Miami Vice, et al

Posted by: admiral marcus at July 03, 2015 11:14 PM (0u/CC)

184 Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:06 PM (CxEX+)

Speaking of Central America and crime: Cocaine Cowboys was interesting
Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:07 PM (unjBv)
That's very good, My wife goes to sleep before me so I tend to watch lots of TV that has subtitles so I don't wake her up. I am surprised by the quality of the Columbian TV shows, the Mexician shows are just really bad soap operas with really hot Women.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (CxEX+)

185 Something like that does work. When I was younger, we had a cottage in Wisconsin on the Lake. Had a bug zapper right by the house. Freaking things were everywhere.

Moved it about 50 yards down to right by the dock, problem solved.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty
****

And the fish thanked you for bringing snacks their way.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (F0Cog)

186 Heh.

Flag burners dispersed by veterans and bikers.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (kmtse)

187 Thanks for all the suggestions folks.


Is DC done being a non shot taking bitch or is he still fucking around?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (GEICT)

188 Just what was Reddit thinking when they hired that woman anyways? "How can we f$^#k up our company as fast as possible"?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:13 PM (Wo9OY)

They went into the bathroom and did big, fat lines of Diversity and Wage Gap and Empowerment and now they think the Space Republicans will eat their brains unless they hire someone based on their ovary and/or melanin count.

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (unjBv)

189 So either way we're going to be changed. Whether we like it or not.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (x3GpS)


Short version, life is "comfortable" enough so that by the time it's bad enough for serious people to actively consider rebellion, it will be too late!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (ftVQq)

190 Don't worry. It'll be legal in a few years.
According to Bing image search it already is.
A friend An acquaintance tells me.
So I've heard.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (kivUY)

191
Remember when being a 'Nimrod' was a complement as a mighty hunter and general all around stud?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (1LhSy)

192 24 HOOOORDE
I have nothing interesting to say. Just wanted to let you people know I'm here.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 10:11 PM

Bastid! Getting me to drunk the other night. Damned Manhattans had me plastered. Almost fell when I got up to go sleepies. I couldn't get up the next morning and work up.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (Vm8WO)

193 "Always found it funny when people call the mosquito their state bird. I've heard it here in Va, NC, SC, GA, La...

Posted by: Chi"

Dunno. I'd say the Yellow Jacket gives it a run for the money in the "State bird" arena in this part of NC.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (Wo9OY)

194 I've thought about buying a Thermocell but haven't done so yet.

Tiffany Lakosky swears by them and she is very pretty and very married.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pcn2fq3

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (1SHv1)

195 "Flag burners dispersed by veterans and bikers."
-Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:15 PM (kmtse)

Saw that. They're pussies. Push-back is awesome.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (OQ9R7)

196 With few deposits over 100k euros left in the banks after six months of capital flight, it makes sense for the banks to consider imposing a haircut on small depositors as part or a recapitalisation. It could even be flagged as a one-off tax, said one analyst
.
.
Well, if it's just a tax then...

Perfect!

Everything's fine!



Posted by: Chief Justice Roberts at July 03, 2015 11:16 PM (Ggpgo)

197 re browsers- I like Opera. However, when I run Advanced System Care after using Opera there are always a lot of Privacy Issues to correct. I have been trying Chromodo the past few days. It's built on Chromium, so it is fast enough. When ASC is run there is nothing to repair. That seems like a good thing.

Posted by: delurk ergo sum at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (E/tuE)

198
And in "now even the simplest of pleasures is denied us" news:

Bubble Wrap, the packaging material popular with shippers and toddlers alike, is losing its pop.

Sealed Air Corp. , the original seller of Bubble Wrap since 1960, is rolling out a revamped version of its signature product. Dubbed iBubble Wrap, the new packaging is sold in flat plastic sheets that the shipper fills with air using a custom-made pump. The inflated bubbles look much like traditional Bubble Wrap, with one key difference: They dont burst when pressure is applied.

http://tinyurl.com/nc4wa3d

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (kdS6q)

199 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (dvuhZ)


Thanks so much. Economics and electronics are two things I always wanted to study but got pushed down in the batting order by chemistry and physics.


So if I understand your answer correctly, currency stands as a proxy to the real, underlying asset (i.e., something people actually want), and thus if no one actually wants the underlying "asset," the fiat money nominally issued as a proxy to it is in fact worthless.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (oKE6c)

200 182 "President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed
Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the
country"


Does she have enough butter?

Posted by: Paula Deen at July 03, 2015 11:14 PM (JO9+V)




She must have at least three bottles of wine -- one for the dish, one for the table, and one for the cook.

Posted by: Zombie Julia Child at July 03, 2015 11:18 PM (EzgxV)

201 "Moved it about 50 yards down to right by the dock, problem solved."

--------------------------------------------------------

Put up away from the area you want to be in and they work great. The zapper does draw them in from all around. They zap as they are fried is much more pleasant then the slap of hitting them.

Posted by: OTB at July 03, 2015 11:18 PM (H/XZJ)

202 >>>Bastid! Getting me to drunk the other night. Damned Manhattans had me plastered. Almost fell when I got up to go sleepies. I couldn't get up the next morning and work up.

I disclaim all responsibility for anything I said or did. Unless it was awesome, which it probably was. Then, I totally did that.

Also, new browser test.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:19 PM (e+1S5)

203 Those puppies are so ghetto! My ghetto style of play got me cut from my HS b-ball team. RACIST!

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at July 03, 2015 11:19 PM (gwG9s)

204 170 I spent most of my adult life where they grow the mosquitoes mean. They have tattoos, little leather jackets and smoke roll your owns.

Posted by: Northernlurker

Always found it funny when people call the mosquito their state bird. I've heard it here in Va, NC, SC, GA, La...
Posted by: Chi at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (LbjC3)

Yeah I know. Everybody thinks their mosquitoes are the worst. But I've lived in Manitoba and now live in Alberta and there's no comparison.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 03, 2015 11:19 PM (nlHrF)

205 Oil changes -

If you want to get real serious about it, look up Blackstone Laboratories. You send in a sample of your oil, they analyze it & send you a report.
Everything from oil quality to what metals are found. By this, you can tell which, if any internal parts are failing.

When you're using 12 quarts of Amsoil at each change, it's well worth it. But I quickly learned that I couple go 15k miles or better.

Posted by: Chi at July 03, 2015 11:19 PM (LbjC3)

206 !Di mi nombre!

Posted by: Walter Blanco at July 03, 2015 11:20 PM (kivUY)

207 "Moved it about 50 yards down to right by the dock, problem solved.">>>

Are there any rules that restrict fishing over a bait pile?

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:20 PM (1SHv1)

208
The distinction to keep in mind from a normal loan is the central banks create real money
Posted by: publius




Real money? I think not.

Posted by: A Libertarian with a Shoebox Full of Shiny Shiny Silver Dimes

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:20 PM (kdS6q)

209 >>>Is DC done being a non shot taking bitch or is he still fucking around?


Oh, that is just all kinda of fucked up.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5)

210
155 Use a bug zapper. Posted by: OTB at July 03, 2015 11:02 PM (H/XZJ) ** Problem here is, as mentioned above, this will draw them in from 2-3 houses away.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015


Have your neighbors use a bugzapper.

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 11:21 PM (zt+N6)

211 RE: Oil usage:

Subaru's don't burn the oil. They leak it out of the valve cover spark plug gaskets.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:21 PM (Wo9OY)

212 paging ATC: http://www.humoar.com/my-step-ladder/

Posted by: bill-o at July 03, 2015 11:22 PM (nE/OV)

213 I just popped in to say, thirty years ago today, Back to the Future premiered. I never saw it in theaters. I discovered it later, before parts 2 & 3.

Tonight, Milady and I are again watching the original part of the greatest time-travel trilogy ever filmed. 'Merica! Elements of Style, Strunk says, let every word tell. This movie wastes no time.

We're up to where Marty has predicted Goldie Wilson will become mayor.

Zemekis (IIRC) said he would never allow a remake in his lifetime and hoped his heirs continued that. Amen!

Remake? Impossible. It would be like trying to re-make Ghostbusters! BttF1-3 is not without warts, but it is as close to perfection as possible in the day. It is truly Classic. Yes, even unto Part 3. First Jennifer was better, though, bit part though she was.

Oh, Milady has finished making us sandwiches tacos! Back to Back to the Future!

Posted by: mindful webworker - we made it to the future! Uh... ew... at July 03, 2015 11:22 PM (ACs58)

214 Mmmmm - mmmm- mmm. Doggie style.

Posted by: Reggie Loves Barry at July 03, 2015 11:22 PM (gwG9s)

215
175 If you Get a chance watch "operacion jaque", some leftist candidate for
president decided to go to a no go zone and surprise she gets kidnapped,
it's a good mini series and a true story,


Does it have a happy ending? (I.e., the stupid bitch gets smoked?)
Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:11 PM (oKE6c)

They make her out as an Elitist Bitch that demands top brand skin care products in the middle of the Jungle, and not believing how bad FARC is and just thinking that it's propaganda by the Columbia Gov. And she leaves Columbia for France and Never enters Politics again

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:23 PM (CxEX+)

216 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (kdS6q)

Interesting.

But if you fill it with a pump, that means all the cells are connected. That means if you compromise one cell, they all drain, and your chinaware is now wrapped in Saran Wrap... And is loose in its shipping carton, because the space that the packaging used to occupy is now gone.

The old style, you could pop one and no big deal, as they were all independent.

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:23 PM (unjBv)

217 Just what was Reddit thinking when they hired that woman anyways? "How can we f$^#k up our company as fast as possible"?
Posted by: AshevilleRobert


The same kind of thinking that led Mozilla to can their CEO over a $1000 donation.

They are Leftists first, and business people last if at all. They've managed to avoid the punishment of the invisible hand to some extent because the money's flowing.

Frankly, reddit is such a leftist theme park I hope the whole site goes up in smoke.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 03, 2015 11:23 PM (fYgrm)

218 spark plug gaskets>>>

You have bigger problems if oil is getting past these.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:23 PM (1SHv1)

219 198
Bubble Wrap, the packaging material popular with shippers and toddlers alike, is losing its pop.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (kdS6q)


I saw that yesterday. It's not enough that the Constitution has been trashed and we're living in a Communist dictatorship. Bubble wrap, too?

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:24 PM (sdi6R)

220 Greece is "que nada".

50 billion is chump change.

When Illinois or California go, now we are talking real money.

But then, wait a minute, none of it is real money. Is it?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:24 PM (baR5c)

221 Are there any rules that restrict fishing over a bait pile?
Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:20 PM (1SHv1)

***
Nah. This was the early 70s.

My lawn. Off it you will please to get.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 11:24 PM (1eYr7)

222 Remake? Impossible. It would be like trying to
re-make Ghostbusters!


Posted by: mindful webworker - we made it to the future! Uh... ew... at July 03, 2015 11:22 PM (ACs5


Every movie has to be remade with either women or blacks in the lead roles.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (AC0lD)

223 The best thing for mosquitoes was DDT.
But, we know how that story ends.
Millions of human deaths on account of one stupid book.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (JgC5a)

224 Oh, that is just all kinda of fucked up.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:21 PM (e+1S5)



"Awesome". You misspelled "awesome".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (GEICT)

225
154 Postmodern Jukebox, from what I've heard, is really good, too. And again, the songs that work best in conversion are those that were originally designed to be melody-driven.
Posted by: Sobek at July 03, 2015 11:04 PM (/Xs68


I don't know. Anaconda seems to work pretty well. I don't think a Nicki Minaj based on a Sir Mix-a-Lot sample is very melody driven. And you can choose to focus on Robyn or the puppy.

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (zt+N6)

226 true, but there was a successor American educated lefty candidate, who swung the last Colombian election, after the runoff

Posted by: admiral marcus at July 03, 2015 11:26 PM (0u/CC)

227 Forgot to link it.

https://youtu.be/Ez-apj-Od1I

Posted by: buzzion at July 03, 2015 11:27 PM (zt+N6)

228 220
Greece is "que nada".
50 billion is chump change.
When Illinois or California go, now we are talking real money.
But then, wait a minute, none of it is real money. Is it?




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:24 PM (baR5c)


My province of Ontario, population 11 million, is almost $300 Billion in debt. But we have a lesbian in charge so everything is fine.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:27 PM (AC0lD)

229 213 I just popped in to say, thirty years ago today, Back to the Future premiered. I never saw it in theaters. I discovered it later, before parts 2 & 3.

Tonight, Milady and I are again watching the original part of the greatest time-travel trilogy ever filmed. 'Merica! Elements of Style, Strunk says, let every word tell. This movie wastes no time.

We're up to where Marty has predicted Goldie Wilson will become mayor.

Zemekis (IIRC) said he would never allow a remake in his lifetime and hoped his heirs continued that. Amen!

Remake? Impossible. It would be like trying to re-make Ghostbusters! BttF1-3 is not without warts, but it is as close to perfection as possible in the day. It is truly Classic. Yes, even unto Part 3. First Jennifer was better, though, bit part though she was.

Oh, Milady has finished making us sandwiches tacos! Back to Back to the Future!
Posted by: mindful webworker - we made it to the future! Uh... ew... at July 03, 2015 11:22 PM (ACs5

The Rights holder for THE LAST STARFIGHTER has refused all offers to remake that movie.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:28 PM (CxEX+)

230 LOL, my son lived in Ontario, went to UT.


Hated the Winters.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:28 PM (baR5c)

231 I saw that yesterday. It's not enough that the
Constitution has been trashed and we're living in a Communist
dictatorship. Bubble wrap, too?

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:24 PM (sdi6R)


It all started with the DH rule. People laughed when I said it was the start of a slippery slope.

Yet here we are. Now they're coming for bubble wrap.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:29 PM (oKE6c)

232 My province of Ontario, population 11 million, is almost $300
Billion in debt. But we have a lesbian in charge so everything is fine.>>>

Well they do have the scissor motion mastered so cutting the debt should be no problem.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:29 PM (1SHv1)

233 >>>"Awesome". You misspelled "awesome".

You're a terrible human. Now are going to do the toast or am I?

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)

234 I don't know. Anaconda seems to work pretty well. I don't think a Nicki Minaj based on a Sir Mix-a-Lot sample is very melody driven. And you can choose to focus on Robyn or the puppy.

Posted by: buzzio
****

I heard the heavy metal version. Not too bad.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 03, 2015 11:30 PM (F0Cog)

235 "The Rights holder for THE LAST STARFIGHTER has refused all offers to remake that movie."
-Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:28 PM (CxEX+)

I wouldn't mind seeing a recreation of the "Death Blossom".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:30 PM (OQ9R7)

236 Every movie has to be remade with either women or blacks in the lead roles.


Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (AC0lD)/i]

That's just to reflect the reality of women and blacks leading the way in ... uh ... uh ... (jump in any time here)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:30 PM (oKE6c)

237 This is probably dumb, but here it is anyway. The government is waging war against conservatives and Christians. After the latest social jihad against the confederate flag, Confederate symbols could be adopted as symbols for conservatives. Sure, there is already the Gadsden flag, but that's not everyday apparel. As a self-identifier, perhaps the rebel gray kepi would work. As though this was a serious subject.

Posted by: inane ergo sum at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (E/tuE)

238 And Ontario can't print its own money to get out of it so we're really boned.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (kivUY)

239 My province of Ontario, population 11 million, is almost $300 Billion in debt. But we have a lesbian in charge so everything is fine.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:27 PM (AC0lD)

If my calculator is correct, all each of you needs to do is come up with 28,000 dollars, and problem SOLVED!

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (unjBv)

240 My Pastor is worried about the culture.

His homepage is msn.

I really need to have a chat with him.

Don;t confuse society and "the culture" with the crap you see on TV and what you read on msn.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (baR5c)

241 "And Ontario can't print its own money to get out of it so we're really boned."
-Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (kivUY)

They'll make it up in volume.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:32 PM (OQ9R7)

242 Yeah I know. Everybody thinks their mosquitoes are the worst. But I've lived in Manitoba and now live in Alberta and there's no comparison.
Posted by: Northernlurker at July 03, 2015 11:19 PM (nlHrF)

We might give a run for the money this year in N IL.
They attack you midday, instead of more towards dusk. Worst I remember here and I'm damn near...well older middle aged.

Posted by: Farmer at July 03, 2015 11:32 PM (o/90i)

243 The government is waging war against conservatives
and Christians. After the latest social jihad against the confederate
flag, Confederate symbols could be adopted as symbols for conservatives.
Sure, there is already the Gadsden flag, but that's not everyday
apparel.

Posted by: inane ergo sum at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (E/tuE)

Doesn't the Gadsden flag date to Revolutionary times? I thought it did, but will check it out now.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:32 PM (oKE6c)

244 The Gadsen flag pre dates the Revolution.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 03, 2015 11:33 PM (JgC5a)

245 199 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:10 PM (dvuhZ)


Thanks so much. Economics and electronics are two things I always wanted to study but got pushed down in the batting order by chemistry and physics.


So if I understand your answer correctly, currency stands as a proxy to the real, underlying asset (i.e., something people actually want), and thus if no one actually wants the underlying "asset," the fiat money nominally issued as a proxy to it is in fact worthless.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:17 PM (oKE6c)



The Federal Reserve is only supposed to purchase "obligations backed by the full faith and credit of the United States" to inject money into the economy. Basically, Treasury obligations.



Treasury obligations are promises to tax current taxpayers for the interest and to tax the shit out of some future taxpayers for the principal.



Every dollar in circulation is supposed to be backed by that -- but in the 2008 meltdown, the Fed abandoned that -- take a look at the second chart here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story /the-feds-enormous-balance -sheet-in-seven-charts- 2014-04-18?page=1



That means that a serious chunk of the value of every greenback in your wallet or balance on your statement is ownership of Mortgage Backed Securities.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM (EzgxV)

246 199: *Exactly*. But a time value comes in as well. In many cases, the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" *now*, but represents a promise *to do/create something of value in the future*.

Yessir, Mr. Central Banker, I'm a-gonna get out there a build and build something huuuuuuuuuuge and really classy (said in Trump voice). Please create me some currency so's I can buy the shit I need to build it.

If Trump is good for it, all is well. If not, you just counterfeited the money. Now in practice, central banks don't monetize the promises of some random guy off the street. It's done collectively, sort of averaging out the promises of the whole system. A government is one big collective entity of those promises. The banking system itself is another.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM (dvuhZ)

247 Motor oil.


I was told by a car dealer I do business with that petroleum based motor oil will disappear in a few years (2018?), and only synthetic will be available.

His opinion was this was a good thing, generally, but I can see where some cars might not like the synthetic as well as the old stuff.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM (+1T7c)

248 Cuba was once rich compared to its neighbors, all of them.

Posted by: Tmitsss at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (Tt6V6)

249
235 "The Rights holder for THE LAST STARFIGHTER has refused all offers to remake that movie."
-Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:28 PM (CxEX+)

I wouldn't mind seeing a recreation of the "Death Blossom".
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:30 PM (OQ9R7)



No remake ok. How about a sequel? Yolanda, baby!

Posted by: Buzzion at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (sgPcJ)

250 btw, I loved THE LAST STARFIGHTER.

Megs really should have married the guy before she ran off with him.

You wonder how Hollywood could corrupt the culture? She ran off with him without being married.

It's not the culture that is corrupt. It;s Hollywood and the MFM.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (baR5c)

251
A lot of people, even here, don't realize that we are at war. That's why it's infuriating to see people here bite their fingernails over Trump's comments which echo our own.

And Rick Perry? He's too fucking stupid to be president.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (0lw2Y)

252 238 And Ontario can't print its own money to get out of it so we're really boned.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:31 PM (kivUY)



California tried to print its own a few years ago when it issued IOUs to state employees. Banks refused to take them, however, so that bright idea died a-borning.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

253 "I just popped in to say, thirty years ago today, Back to the Future
premiered. I never saw it in theaters. I discovered it later, before
parts 2 3.



Tonight, Milady and I are again watching the original part of the
greatest time-travel trilogy ever filmed. 'Merica! Elements of Style,
Strunk says, let every word tell. This movie wastes no time."

I saw it when it was released. At a theater in downtown Philly. After I saw it, I went and watched Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome which was out at the same time.

BTTF is good, but it has a bunch of plot holes in it. One of them is where Marty runs the distance from downtown to the shopping mall (at the end of the movie) in a few minutes. In the past, it takes him quite a while to walk that distance (from where he left the car after appearing on the tree farm where the mall is built later on) into downtown. It's nighttime when he appears on the farm, dawn when he stops the car and gets out, and full daylight when he arrives at the coffee shop.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (Wo9OY)

254 If you have a Hulu Plus account, I would recommend "The Thick of It". Once you have seen Malcolm Tucker in action, you wish he had worked for Bush.

On Netflix, "Dr. Who", "Top Gear", "The In-Betweeners", "Longmire", "Spartacus", and Trailer Park Boys" are all some of my favorites. YMMV.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 03, 2015 11:37 PM (Z7G74)

255 The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins
Daily Mail plugged this book, Holy Crap they are soo screwed, he talks about an Island that its residents are "Blind" so they get an extra money from the government, and a Government official gets kicks backs from the residents and sends them them to DR that certifies they are blind and he gets a kickback too.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:37 PM (CxEX+)

256 239 My province of Ontario, population 11 million, is almost $300 Billion in debt. But we have a lesbian in charge so everything is fine.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:27 PM (AC0lD)

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It looks bad from a cisnormatve white oppressor math standpoint, but lesbian math says everything is A-OK.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 03, 2015 11:37 PM (oZr5y)

257 You know, if the oil change places weren't recommending oil changes every 3,000 miles, instead of the manufacturer-recommended 7,500 miles, FAR LESS OIL WOULD BE WASTED!.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:37 PM (baR5c)

258 Evening morons, how fares the horde?

I admit to some surprise, and relief, that there was no terrorist incident at festivities in Columbus.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (jqVcr)

259 231
It all started with the DH rule. People laughed when I said it was the start of a slippery slope.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:29 PM (oKE6c)



Agreed. That's where it all started.

Or maybe it was the 17th amendment. I get them mixed up all the time.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (sdi6R)

260 While sadly, no one wants to think of Premier Wynne scissoring, I will put in for consideration Canada's greatest contribution to television.


The 90 second clip below is from a show called 'Edgemont', a teen series. In this brief scene, a young, beautiful teenage Grace Park (Hawaii-Five-O, Battlestar Galactica) feels a very sexy lesbian twinge for young, beautiful teenage Kristen Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast).



http://youtu.be/ej1pN0rGjUs



Teenage lesbianism never looked so good.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (AC0lD)

261 Banks refused to take them, however, so that bright idea died a-borning.

California refused to take them. Wanted real American greenbacks, not their own funny money.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (XMCo0)

262 I was told by a car dealer I do business with that petroleum based motor
oil will disappear in a few years (2018?), and only synthetic will be
available.>>>

No normal (non synthetic) oil means no gasoline. So if my car doesn't work well with it wont matter since it wont be moving.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (1SHv1)

263 Cuba was once rich compared to its neighbors, all of them.
Posted by: Tmitsss


Yes, but the Batista regime was...BADDDD!

And now, 50 plus years of the Castro brothers. Now those guys really now how to enforce a dicatatorship. And Barack wants to be their pal.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (+1T7c)

264 "spark plug gaskets>>>

You have bigger problems if oil is getting past these.


Posted by: Robinson"

They do it even when brand new. It's that boxer engine design.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (Wo9OY)

265 245: Indeed. The collective promises of millions of people to pay back their mortgages have been monetized to the tune of $1.7T now.

If anyone is interested, take a gander at the Fed's balance sheet, known in the parlance as "H.4.1" Put that in Google and you'll get to the Fed's page on it. Behold.

It took me years to be able to fully understand the meaning of it all.

WHat the Fed is "allowed" to do by law gets very complicated (and subject to CJ Roberts level of logical knot tying), but I agree that monetizing the MBS was illegal. But no one cared, the Fed needed to do what it needed to save the system from collapse. Me, I say collapse is guaranteed, they were just buying time and making it even worse in the end.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (dvuhZ)

266 Yeah, Greece is a small country, but big problems often start out small.

When your next door neighbor goes financially tits-up, yeah, it's not your problem.

Until he gets drunk and burns his house down.

His burning house ignites your house.

Your problem now.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (MQEz6)

267 My brother claims that there are big tits in "Sparticus."

Any truth to the rumor?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (baR5c)

268 BTTF is good, but it has a bunch of plot holes in it. One of them is
where Marty runs the distance from downtown to the shopping mall (at the
end of the movie) in a few minutes. In the past, it takes him quite a
while to walk that distance



How many parsecs did it take Marty to run that distance?

Posted by: George Lucas at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (JO9+V)

269 Evening Horde.

Quick drop in.

My aunt had this week off from chemo and is feeling better. Still there every day to help but just exhausted.. It's a bitch to climb up and down 17 stairs when you have MS. I counted 14 trips today.

I need a giant painkiller I can gnaw in.

I still love the Space Retard post.
Pure poetry.

Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 03, 2015 11:40 PM (4n+B1)

270 The special Islamic anniversary date isn't until tomorrow, Conservative Crank, so just don't go out tomorrow.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:40 PM (kivUY)

271 209 >>>Is DC done being a non shot taking bitch or is he still fucking around?
Oh, that is just all kinda of fucked up.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:21 PM

You guys and your cotton candy flavored booze.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 03, 2015 11:40 PM (Vm8WO)

272 hey bebe : )

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (kmtse)

273 "And Rick Perry? He's too fucking stupid to be president."

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Considering our current one you should use a different analogy than that.

Posted by: OTB at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (H/XZJ)

274 246 199: *Exactly*. But a time value comes in as well. In many cases, the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" *now*, but represents a promise *to do/create something of value in the future*.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM (dvuhZ)



Thanks for the econ/finance e-tutorial!

Even if the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" now, in a narrow sense, isn't it still worth something in a broader sense if you believe that it will be worth something later? By which I mean that other people will trade value for the right to have an ownership position in it, albeit in the future. If that be true, then it is worth something now, right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

275 The Fed balance sheet?

Don't you know? With "Quantitative Easing", the Fed will eventually own everything.

The print money. They use it to buy stuff. What is the logical conclusion?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:42 PM (baR5c)

276 Oops, got lost there for a second.

You're a terrible human. Now are going to do the toast or am I?

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:29 PM (e+1S5)



You are. Call it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 11:42 PM (GEICT)

277
BTTF is good, but it has a bunch of plot holes in it. One of them is where Marty runs the distance from downtown to the shopping mall (at the end of the movie) in a few minutes. In the past, it takes him quite a while to walk that distance (from where he left the car after appearing on the tree farm where the mall is built later on) into downtown. It's nighttime when he appears on the farm, dawn when he stops the car and gets out, and full daylight when he arrives at the coffee shop.


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You assume a few things. He likely walked to town in the past. And ran at full sprint in the present. And that where he hid the car was close to the mall when he hid it. But there is no reason to assume he did.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 03, 2015 11:42 PM (sgPcJ)

278 Regarding binge watching and Netflix.

Supernatural is excellent IMHO. Idjits.
WEEDS is ok (kinda liberal claptrap but still not bad).
Orange is the New Black first 2 seasons are good (3rd season not so much).
Arrested Development is pretty good.
Peaky Blinders is terrible (and I tried to like it).
Revolution is a pretty good post apocolypse (Monroe Army ftw).
House of Cards (corrupt politicians, enough of that in real life).
Breaking Bad (first few seasons are good, gets old).
X-Files (the truth is out there)
Xena (tried watching it buts kind of dated, LL is hot though).
Spartacus (1st season is amazing).
Jack Taylor (Takes place in Ireland).
Lilyhammer is surprisingly good (Sopranos goes to Norway).
Longmire is really pretty awesome (3 seasons, takes place in Montana).
Sherlock is excellent. Really good TV.
American Horror Story (1st season is good, 2nd not bad, 3rd horrible).
Dexter (pretty solid, the finale bites).
Wallander (there is an Irish and British version, both are not bad).
Survivors (a British plague end of days type show, not bad).
Star Trek Generations.
Heroes (1st few season are awesome, last season is terrible).
MASH
Twin Peaks.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is pretty damn funny.
TURN is pretty well done and interseting.
Psych is a damn good show (silly but fun, the last season sucks though).

That's about it, but I don't watch that much TV. I pretty much watched everything listed above in the last year. All right I might a bit of TV.

Posted by: prophet at July 03, 2015 11:43 PM (ZYfBL)

279 250 btw, I loved THE LAST STARFIGHTER.

Megs really should have married the guy before she ran off with him.

You wonder how Hollywood could corrupt the culture? She ran off with him without being married.

It's not the culture that is corrupt. It;s Hollywood and the MFM.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (baR5c)

I took it as, what an ass of a brother, he takes his girlfriend and leaves his brother behind to look after the trailer park.

Yes their should be a sequel.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:43 PM (CxEX+)

280 Yeah, Gadsden was Revolutionary. Since the Gadsden was popular with the Tea Party it seemed reasonable to include it. The writing was poor because my reasoning was obscure. It shall be blamed on the late hour.

Posted by: inane ergo sum at July 03, 2015 11:43 PM (E/tuE)

281 California tried to print its own a few years ago when it issued IOUs to state employees. Banks refused to take them, however, so that bright idea died a-borning.

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Heh. My lawn is steadfastly ignoring water IOUs approved by Governor Moonbeam.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 03, 2015 11:43 PM (oZr5y)

282 "And Barack wants to be their pal."
IS their pal.
He likes that the Castro bros. live like billionaires while they dole out $22 a month to their subjects.
He wants that.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 03, 2015 11:44 PM (JgC5a)

283
My aunt had this week off from chemo and is feeling better.

Well that's good.

And stairclimbing is great for the calf muscles.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:44 PM (0lw2Y)

284 They do it even when brand new. It's that boxer engine design.>>>

I was thinking oil coming by the metal gasket that is on the spark plug not the gasket that surrounds the spark plugs in the valve cover. Sorry.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:44 PM (1SHv1)

285 *clears throat*
Will the circle be unbroken bye and Lord bye and bye...

Who did we see at our small town festival tonight?

More hear than see as we sat across the river from the show. After a long day J couldn't stand that long so we took the dogs down and sat on the riverback. Beautiful and a lot of fun.

Posted by: Farmer at July 03, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)

286 The Rights holder for THE LAST STARFIGHTER has refused all offers to remake that movie.

Too bad the rights holder for the United States of America didn't have the same scruples.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 11:45 PM (W5DcG)

287 Hrothgar, thanks for the Dolphin clue. It's stable so far. When you're at the bottom of the page, a refresh will take you to the comment box again, but clicking the last comment number fixes that.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:46 PM (e+1S5)

288 Hi all
ugh

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 03, 2015 11:47 PM (2XMpf)

289 274 246 199: *Exactly*. But a time value comes in as well. In many cases, the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" *now*, but represents a promise *to do/create something of value in the future*.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM (dvuhZ)


Thanks for the econ/finance e-tutorial!

Even if the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" now, in a narrow sense, isn't it still worth something in a broader sense if you believe that it will be worth something later? By which I mean that other people will trade value for the right to have an ownership position in it, albeit in the future. If that be true, then it is worth something now, right?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (oKE6c)



This is where you get the "audit the Fed" stuff.....what they have been willing to tell us about is -- as publius and I agree -- clearly illegal and clearly underwater mortgages are more shaky than the government's ability to tax. What haven't they been willing to tell us? If rumors of the "Plunge Protection Team" are true, the Fed is heavily invested in the stock markets.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 03, 2015 11:47 PM (EzgxV)

290 266 Yeah, Greece is a small country, but big problems often start out small.
When your next door neighbor goes financially tits-up, yeah, it's not your problem.
Until he gets drunk and burns his house down.
His burning house ignites your house.
Your problem now.
Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 11:39 PM (MQEz6)




I'd say (subject to correction from publius) that a closer analogy would be if your neighbor walks away from his mortgage, and then your other neighbors realize that they can walk away from theirs, too, and pretty soon your neighborhood is full of distressed properties that the banks offload to section 8 housing.


At no point did you have to do anything untoward, but by proximity to the problem(s), you now have suffer from the problem(s).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:47 PM (oKE6c)

291 I am Spartacus!

Bring me tits

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2015 11:48 PM (ZGlQ9)

292 >>>You are. Call it.

Very well.

Ahem.

To our wives,
To our girlfriends,
To the women we love...
May they never meet.

Slainte!

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:48 PM (e+1S5)

293 Hrothgar, thanks for the Dolphin clue. It's stable
so far. When you're at the bottom of the page, a refresh will take you
to the comment box again, but clicking the last comment number fixes
that.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:46 PM (e+1S5)
I'll have to try that, I couldn't find an easy way to get back to the bottom of the page after a post!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (ftVQq)

294 So Consumer Reports has their panties in a wad because some cars need a quart of oil every thousand miles or so? Suck it up, Buttercup. I remember owning cars where you filled the crankcase and checked the gas. 100 miles to a quart was not unheard of.


Best to consider the total cost of ownership, anyway. Maybe that old hoopty that you buy for $300, and burns a little oil, will get you more miles for less total dollars spent than that nifty new Pry-Ass.


Consumer Reports is run by commies, who basically hate cars, anyway, and it's the last place one should consult in an effort to find what car is best for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (bUcRA)

295 a serious chunk of the value of every greenback in
your wallet or balance on your statement is ownership of Mortgage Backed
Securities.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 03, 2015 11:34 PM




I've just toodled along with the vague idea that it's backed by...nothing.

Damned if that doesn't bother me more.

Posted by: TJ Camper at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (Ggpgo)

296 Ha!

Nice toast, DC.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (kmtse)

297 Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:47 PM (oKE6c)

That works better: less dramatic.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

298 272 hey bebe : )
Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (kmtse)

Good to see you! Don't be running off, ok?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (Vm8WO)

299 "I was thinking oil coming by the metal gasket that
is on the spark plug not the gasket that surrounds the spark plugs in
the valve cover. Sorry.


Posted by: Robinson"

Yeah, that would be a problem.

Spent an hour changing the brake pads on my car today. Thank goodness nothing gave me any problems as far as being rusted or stuck, so it didn't take long.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (Wo9OY)

300 Slainte!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (GEICT)

301 @267
There are many tits of various sixes in Spartacus. plus you get to see Lucy Lawless nude (alot of nudity btw). The 1st and 2nd seasons are really good. It's up there with ROME not sure that is on Netflix.

Posted by: prophet at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (ZYfBL)

302 Geez... dissing The Last Starfighter.

So we are being overrun with Beta Unit scolds?

Come on guy struggles to rise above his problems, to choose to become a hero or to be rabbit, saves a whole planet, fights aliens, and at the end gets the girl who has her own problems and issues to overcome. Plus we even get to see what a LIV special snowflake is all about with Xur who thinks he knows better than Daddy.

Ko-Dan grunt, "Commander! What do we do?"

Ko-dan Commander *whir* "We die."

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (QU7W6)

303 Breaking Bad is amazing, and I don't think you should quit before the end.

Back to the Future: George McFly is a nerd and a wimp, rather than the charming writer he might have been. Probably because his third kid looks exactly like the dude his wife crushed on in high school.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2015 11:50 PM (+4uXG)

304 With regards the "banking" system and the feds fairy dust monetary policy, the shits going to break and break hard, maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but sometime in the not to distant future there's going to be a crack up.

That is of course if we don't have a worldwide reset.

Because there is not enough real or conjured money to get the world out from the oceans of debt that has been piled up.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 03, 2015 11:51 PM (WVvzl)

305 Consumer Reports is run by commies, who basically hate cars, anyway, and it's the last place one should consult in an effort to find what car is best for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (bUcRA)

I read their new car guide with all the reviews when I was looking for a truck. Their review of the Tacoma made it sound like it was a shitbox. I drove it. It wasn't.

CR needs to stop sniffing their own farts.

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:51 PM (unjBv)

306 >>>I'll have to try that, I couldn't find an easy way to get back to the bottom of the page after a post!

I guess you haven't seen the brand spankin new "jump to bottom" button that pixy installed this week.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (e+1S5)

307 The Wankel is also a great motor for getting bad gas mileage. It gets close to the same as a Suburban but in a sports car.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 10:18 PM (1SHv1)


But it's fun to drive. Fun ain't free.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (bUcRA)

308
Man, ZeroHedge is going to 11 over that rumored Greek depositor haircut.

Comments are filled with calls for banksters to be hung from lamp posts and debates on merits of buying tubs of butter flavored Crisco as trade goods for the collapse.

Oh, and bitcoins.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (kdS6q)

309 ... she even named him after him. What a bitch.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (+4uXG)

310 I'm not going anywhere, bebe

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (kmtse)

311 274: Again, exactly. A classic present value calculation. I promise to repay you $100 one year from now. What's it worth now? 100/e^rt, where r is my "expected" "risk free" interest rate plus a component that depends on the expected risk (probability you will default) and t is the time period (the exponential form you may not have seen, but the geometric forms you've probably seen are equivalent. Basically you're going continuous compounding, not discrete and e^rt is much simpler to work with).

It's those "expectations" that get tricky and involving forecasting the future.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (dvuhZ)

312 Sooth,
Lung cancer is a long, hard battle but my aunt has a great attitude. She will fight to beat this beast to the end. I'm amazed, she is all of 82 pounds right now. I made her blueberry scones and it made me smile just to watch her enjoy that small gesture.

Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (4n+B1)

313 303,309

Heh.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (kmtse)

314 Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 03, 2015 11:40 PM

Be well mpfs. Prayers up for you and your aunt.

Posted by: Farmer at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (o/90i)

315 If you are at a family get together for the Fourth and one of your relatives starts spouting Obamacare talking points as they have been directed to by their overlords, don't get mad. Buy them one of these:


http://tinyurl.com/q9r37h8



Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (QHgTq)

316 Spent an hour changing the brake pads on my car today. Thank goodness
nothing gave me any problems as far as being rusted or stuck, so it
didn't take long.>>>

Did my daughters rear drums and struts today. Man I hate drum brakes.

Posted by: Robinson at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (1SHv1)

317 Anyone idiotic enough to loan money to Greece...
Well, pretty damned difficult to feel sorry for them.
They meant well.
Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (JgC5a)

318 A writes a check to B, and B deposits the check and writes a check to C, and C deposits the check and writes a check to A, and A deposits the check to cover the check he wrote to B.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (MQEz6)

319 Our debt will be Obamatized.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (W5DcG)

320 the man from nowhere
Good action Movie also on Netflix.
Memories of Murder
It is based on the true story of the Korea's first serial murder in history, which took place between 1986 and 1991 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. Song Kang-ho and Kim Sang-kyung star as Detective Park and Detective Seo, respectively, two of the detectives trying to solve the crimes.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (CxEX+)

321 Even if the asset being monetized is not "worth anything" now, in a narrow sense, isn't it still worth something in a broader sense if you believe that it will be worth something later? By which I mean that other people will trade value for the right to have an ownership position in it, albeit in the future. If that be true, then it is worth something now, right?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

***

You may invest in it for that possible future value, but if it's on immediate sale for right now cash, then that is what one will get for it. Current value.

What has been missing in this whole "recovery" is that assets were not allowed to naturally hits their base current value, get purchased, and then gradually rise again. They were propped up in value because the Fed owned so very many of them that they could/wwould not let them settle, as they had to move them to make room for even more bad assets.

This cycle is ongoing. Grab a chair and hold on tight when Math finally makes this happen. Won't work out well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (1eYr7)

322 I liked John Wick too; its not a great film but it was entertaining and clever. I like the world they created and Keanu did a good job with the part. He's not a great actor but he's solidly entertaining and after I saw his documentary on cinematography and how digital is changing film making, he raised significantly in my esteem.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (39g3+)

323 Oh, and bitcoins.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (kdS6q)

ZeroHedge is interesting. If you predict THE END OF THE WORLD every single day, eventually you'll be right. Hell, it's right there on the headline: "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate of everything drops to zero."

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (unjBv)

324 Consumer Reports is run by commies


You know, isn't fucking everything run by commies now? Our local station that broadcasts ballgames has an ad for AARP (that features 30 somethings), prompting me to admonish one of the young Guevaras that AARP is run by commies now. I heard that the bakers who burned the dykes on a "wedding" cake, and were fined $135,000 (sounds about right) could not be funded by GoFundMe because the commie fags running GoFundMe wouldn't have it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (oKE6c)

325 Good analogy, Jay.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (kivUY)

326 "I guess you haven't seen the brand spankin new "jump to bottom" button that pixy installed this week.

Posted by: DC"

Saw that the other day on my android phone. I said "Thank the gods!".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (Wo9OY)

327 >>>Slainte!
Posted by: BCochran1981

So I guess the other is gone and you're soberish?

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (e+1S5)

328 I'm still trying to decide how to fly the flag tomorrow.

I really want to fly the Confederate battle flag. Or I could fly the Stars & Stripes at half staff.

But seeing as how I now live in the USSA, I'm kind of leery of calling attention to myself. It's a matter of self-preservation.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

329 319 Our debt will be Obamatized.

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It worked for Zimbabwe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (oZr5y)

330 Setting phasers to Greek, Captain.

Posted by: Sulu at July 03, 2015 11:56 PM (Dwehj)

331 304 With regards the "banking" system and the feds fairy dust monetary policy, the shits going to break and break hard, maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but sometime in the not to distant future there's going to be a crack up.

That is of course if we don't have a worldwide reset.

Because there is not enough real or conjured money to get the world out from the oceans of debt that has been piled up.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 03, 2015 11:51 PM (WVvzl)




The problem is that we have been infested with a number of people who believe "heads, I win; tails, I walk away" and politicos who enable this (paging Mr. Corzine....paging Ms. Clinton....). It won't end until such people who shred and loot the rest of the world are shredded and looted themselves (ref: Ace's "tit-for-tat").

Posted by: cthulhu at July 03, 2015 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

332 Who can recommend to me a good anti-mosquito product?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 10:42 PM (0lw2Y)


DDT, but you can't get it, nohow. Bwahahaha!

Posted by: zombie Rachel Carson at July 03, 2015 11:56 PM (bUcRA)

333 But seeing as how I now live in the USSA, I'm kind of leery of calling attention to myself. It's a matter of self-preservation.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

Got a thirteen star Revolutionary flag?

Posted by: Secundus at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (unjBv)

334 Mosquito Control.


Cutter makes a lawn & garden spray, which is a 1 qt. bottle that attaches to your garden hose.

Buy three or four bottles.

Spray every square inch of your lawn, shrubs and other landscaping. Soak it heavily. Spray every square inch of your structure. Siding, porches, soffit, fascia, behind the HVAC unit, etc.

That area around the front door? Spray it when you begin, and then when you've done everything else, spray it again. Spray the door itself, too.

Mosquitos will land and sit out the heat of the day on the undersides of leaves in shrubbery. They'll do the same on the soffits, (the underside of the eaves of your house), and even on the bottom sides of the rockin' chairs on your porch.

Spray. Every. Thing.

Ortho's Lawn & Garden spray is a better product, but they've put it into a wimpy "sprinkler" type sprayer, with only about a 3 ft. reach on the spray.

The Cutter bottle, with good water pressure, will easily give a 12 ft. reach, maybe even 15 ft.

The good thing? Barring a torrential rain, this will give a good three to five week span of near-total mosquito relief.

Personally, I have mosquitos. Somewhere in my DNA, there is a red n' white checkerboard spiral, labeled: "Purina Mosquito Chow".

Damn mosquitos.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (RzZOc)

335 You know, Guardians of the Galaxy resembles The Last Starfighter mightily.

So, there. There's the remake.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (fYgrm)

336 Well we could fly the flag of the Zeon Arch duchy...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (QU7W6)

337 @328

You could fly it upside down.

That's what I plan to do.

This country is in distress and it's the appropriate way to signal that.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (WVvzl)

338 Every movie has to be remade with either women or blacks in the lead roles.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:25 PM (AC0lD)



Nowadays the movie will have to have the approved villain of the day in it.

I.e., the terrorists in Back to the Future wouldn't be Middle Eastern, they would now be Southern Tea Partiers.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (Z7G74)

339 Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (CxEX+)


Thanks for the Korean movie tip. I've bookmarked it and will look into it later.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:58 PM (AC0lD)

340 And the Joooos are to blame for it all too, I'm betting, LD's Servix.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 11:58 PM (kivUY)

341 So I guess the other is gone and you're soberish?

Posted by: DC in River City at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (e+1S5)



Ish.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 11:58 PM (GEICT)

342 "Did my daughters rear drums and struts today. Man I hate drum brakes.


Posted by: Robinson"

I think the last drum brakes I had to do were on my 67 Camaro. And that was 30 yrs ago...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 03, 2015 11:58 PM (Wo9OY)

343 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (dvuhZ)


Thanks. I'm coming away with the conclusion that a lot of this is pretty much the financial equivalent of thermodynamics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:59 PM (oKE6c)

344 -Posted by: mpfs, Questioning My Sanity at July 03, 2015 11:53 PM (4n+B1)

Bless you and your Aunt! Selfless effort is its own reward as you continue your journey of love. May God fill you with His spirit in your endeavor!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 03, 2015 11:59 PM (OQ9R7)

345 213 I just popped in to say, thirty years ago today, Back to the Future premiered. I never saw it in theaters. I discovered it later, before parts 2 & 3. >>>>>>>>

I saw it in the theater on my 14th birthday on July 22, 1985. I remember crushing hard on Lea Thompson.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 04, 2015 12:00 AM (KVRil)

346 Setting phasers to Greek, Captain.
Posted by: Sulu at July 03, 2015 11:56 PM (Dwehj)


funny

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 04, 2015 12:00 AM (ZGlQ9)

347 But seeing as how I now live in the USSA, I'm kind
of leery of calling attention to myself. It's a matter of
self-preservation.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:55 PM (sdi6R)


Why break cover prematurely? Wait until you can inflict maximum damage.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

348 Jim!

Heard anything from your friends? If not, I gotta cut those things down myself and try to sell 'em.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (Wo9OY)

349 What minorities where the Tree guy, Machine gun Raccoon and hot alien chick supposed to be in Guardians of the Galaxy?

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (1SHv1)

350 337 @328

You could fly it upside down.

That's what I plan to do.

This country is in distress and it's the appropriate way to signal that.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 03, 2015 11:57 PM (WVvzl)


That's another alternative. I did that two years ago.

But it also falls under the category of "calling attention to myself".

Now that we live in a Communist dictatorship, it may behoove us to study up on how people survived under such conditions.

Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (sdi6R)

351 Mafia kingpin stands on his penthouse patio and calls the mechanic.
"I heard you struck my son."
"Yes sir. He stole John Wick's car and killed his dog."
"Oh. *hangs up*"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (+4uXG)

352 Comments are filled with calls for banksters to be hung from lamp posts and debates on merits of buying tubs of butter flavored Crisco as trade goods for the collapse.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


The rule for Zerohedge is = Never, ever, under any circumstance read the comments.

Unless you are doing anthropological research on raging nihilistic crack-monkeys.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (fYgrm)

353
343 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 03, 2015 11:52 PM (dvuhZ)


Thanks. I'm coming away with the conclusion that a lot of this is pretty much the financial equivalent of thermodynamics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:59 PM (oKE6c)




.....normally kept hidden behind a self-serving wall of gibberish. Pretty much.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (EzgxV)

354 Well in other Trans news, it has been revealed that the pilot of the TransAsia ATR 72-600 that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 was very much in error on how he handled it.

Captain Sum Ting Wong, "Wow, pulled the wrong throttle back."

First Officer Wei To Lo, "No sh!t!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (QU7W6)

355 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2015 11:49 PM (bUcRA)

My 2013 Camaro needs a quart of oil every 3000 miles... every 2000 if you drive it like a Camaro...

Its due to the viscosity of the new synthetic oils... and just the price of high performance...

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (qh617)

356 Why break cover prematurely? Wait until you can inflict maximum damage.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

Tea Party Taqqiyya... Teaqiyya. No obligation to tell the truth about who you are or what you believe to ANY of these a-holes.

Posted by: Secundus at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (unjBv)

357 >>>Ish.

Attaboy.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (e+1S5)

358 "You know, Guardians of the Galaxy resembles The Last Starfighter mightily.



So, there. There's the remake.
Posted by: weft cut-loop"

I thought it looked more like "Battle Beyond the Stars". You know, the one with John-boy.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:03 AM (Wo9OY)

359 liked John Wick too; its not a great film but it was entertaining and clever. I like the world they created and Keanu did a good job with the part. He's not a great actor but he's solidly entertaining and after I saw his documentary on cinematography and how digital is changing film making, he raised significantly in my esteem.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (39g3+)

I really liked the bar scene when he is stabbing the guard and looks him straight in the eye as he is dying.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 04, 2015 12:03 AM (CxEX+)

360 352 Comments are filled with calls for banksters to be hung from lamp posts and debates on merits of buying tubs of butter flavored Crisco as trade goods for the collapse.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

The rule for Zerohedge is = Never, ever, under any circumstance read the comments.

Unless you are doing anthropological research on raging nihilistic crack-monkeys.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:02 AM (fYgrm)




I disagree. I really think everyone should read a few. Doesn't matter which thread, 'cause they're all pretty much the same.....it helps with later recognition.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:04 AM (EzgxV)

361 349 What minorities where the Tree guy, Machine gun Raccoon and hot alien chick supposed to be in Guardians of the Galaxy?

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (1SHv1)


I am Groot.

Posted by: Groot at July 04, 2015 12:04 AM (bLnSU)

362 hate* mosquitos. Not "have". Dammit.

Yeah, I "have" mosquitos. Until I spray the little bastards, tomorrow.

No mas mosquitoes, si?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 04, 2015 12:04 AM (RzZOc)

363 We went to a 4th of July fireworks show tonight. There was music, and when they got to the finale, they started playing the 1812 Overture, which I found....odd. It's American Independence Day, so Yea us, we beat Napoleon??

Posted by: Weirddave at July 04, 2015 12:05 AM (WvS3w)

364 change all the public flags to upside down...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at July 04, 2015 12:06 AM (1LhSy)

365 Heh. KBDaBear got a response from Ace on one of his pictorials.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:07 AM (EzgxV)

366 Robert. The tree guys are in circle-jerk mode, as to the trees. I'll give 'em one more call, and if I can't effect the contact with you, then cut away, amigo.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 04, 2015 12:08 AM (RzZOc)

367 347
Why break cover prematurely? Wait until you can inflict maximum damage.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (oKE6c)


That's probably the best advice of all.

Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:09 AM (sdi6R)

368 Where's Tilikum? Oh wait think I found him. Nyah!

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/RHADS-illustrations-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:09 AM (QU7W6)

369 Jim,

Right-o. I appreciate your efforts.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:10 AM (Wo9OY)

370 Heh. KBDaBear got a response from Ace on one of his pictorials.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:07 AM (EzgxV)

"Quit distracting me. The hobo almost gnawed through the duct tape"

Posted by: Secundus at July 04, 2015 12:10 AM (unjBv)

371 Now that we live in a Communist dictatorship, it may behoove us to study up on how people survived under such conditions.
Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (sdi6R)


They pretended to work and the government pretended to pay them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 04, 2015 12:10 AM (W5DcG)

372 289: Basically, and I should have said this before, the Fed is allowed to interpret what the law says they are allowed to do. Even if someone somehow forced the courts to decide, the judges would be afraid to mess with the black magic they don't understand.

The PPT, plunge protection team. It exists but they are far to clever and sneaky to put it directly on the Fed's balance sheet. Buying stocks would be even more "clearly illegal" (but I'd bet you they could get away with it). Hell I think some central banks can actually do this. BOJ maybe, but I'm not sure.

What they do is this. They have their buddies in the financial system. There trillions of Ts and other things they do monetize floating out there. They buy them off these buddies of theirs with the understanding that their buddies will take the money and prop up the markets.

That's how the game is played, basically. All that monetizing. look at H.4.1 before the Crisis vs now. It's unbelievable how much money was "printed" (basically electrons in the Fed's computers and not physical FRNs, but those have increased appreciably as well).

That chunk of cash has basically been supporting the markets and keeping the US Treasury's interest rate from shooting up, allowing Congress to still keep spending like the Whore of Babylon. Well, in deflationary shocks, people flock to Ts anyway, so psychology helps keeps Uncle's borrowing costs down as well. But once that's gone, Uncle's interest rate explodes, with only printing to save it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (dvuhZ)

373 367 347 Why break cover prematurely? Wait until you can inflict maximum damage.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:01 AM (oKE6c)

That's probably the best advice of all.

Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:09 AM (sdi6R)




I try - with indifferent success - to holster my mouth in public venues here in the People's Republic, but I recognize the principle. It's just that sometimes if I don't speak up, I'll explode.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (oKE6c)

374 We went to a 4th of July fireworks show tonight. There was music, and
when they got to the finale, they started playing the 1812 Overture,
which I found....odd. It's American Independence Day, so Yea us, we beat
Napoleon??>>>

The ride of the Valkyries would have been more appropriate.

Posted by: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (1SHv1)

375 All The Right Moves was the first film I remember Lea from. Oh my. Tom Cruise was a lucky fella.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:12 AM (39g3+)

376 Evening horde.


Adamantium versus Vibranium.

Which is stronger?

*takes my lazy ass to the intertubes

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 04, 2015 12:13 AM (XAFOu)

377 251 "A lot of people, even here, don't realize that we are at war. "
Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (0lw2Y)

It's a problem everywhere -- maybe THE problem.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 04, 2015 12:13 AM (s/yC1)

378 The ride of the Valkyries would have been more appropriate.


Posted by: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (1SHv1)

Goetterdaemmerung?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:13 AM (oKE6c)

379 339 Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 03, 2015 11:54 PM (CxEX+)


Thanks for the Korean movie tip. I've bookmarked it and will look into it later.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at July 03, 2015 11:58 PM (AC0lD)
Here are some really gritty Korean movies
Mother
guard post
Chaser
Yellow Sea

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 04, 2015 12:13 AM (CxEX+)

380 363 We went to a 4th of July fireworks show tonight. There was music, and when they got to the finale, they started playing the 1812 Overture, which I found....odd. It's American Independence Day, so Yea us, we beat Napoleon??

Posted by: Weirddave at July 04, 2015 12:05 AM (WvS3w)



A lot of people think it refers to the War of 1812, which served as a "yes, really" to the American Revolution (and made Andrew Jackson a war hero).....fundamentally missing the point that the composer was Tchaikovsky and that Russia had something else going on in the same time frame.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

381 Adamantium versus Vibranium.

Which is stronger?


Vibranium absorbs energy well, but isn't as durable as adamantium.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:15 AM (39g3+)

382 Alright Horde, I need a series I can binge watch on Netflix. 

Other than The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 03, 2015 10:29 PM (GEICT)


Chuck is a lot of fun, and it's got Zachary Levi as well as Adam Baldwin. Plus Yvonne Stratovski is easy on a Moron's eyes.

Posted by: pookysgirl can walk (a few yards) at July 04, 2015 12:16 AM (FyoM4)

383 The ride of the Valkyries would have been more appropriate.


Posted by: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (1SHv1)
Goetterdaemmerung?


Kill the Wabbit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 04, 2015 12:16 AM (W5DcG)

384 -Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

Not knowing classical music, I had that fundamental misunderstanding. I also thought it was a kick-ass tune, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:17 AM (OQ9R7)

385 I'm not going anywhere, bebe

Posted by: SMFH


You can go...
Make me a sandwich!

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:17 AM (LbjC3)

386 The proper parlance is "sammich", I believe.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:18 AM (OQ9R7)

387 372 289: Basically, and I should have said this before, the Fed is allowed to interpret what the law says they are allowed to do. Even if someone somehow forced the courts to decide, the judges would be afraid to mess with the black magic they don't understand.

The PPT, plunge protection team. It exists but they are far to clever and sneaky to put it directly on the Fed's balance sheet. Buying stocks would be even more "clearly illegal" (but I'd bet you they could get away with it). Hell I think some central banks can actually do this. BOJ maybe, but I'm not sure.

What they do is this. They have their buddies in the financial system. There trillions of Ts and other things they do monetize floating out there. They buy them off these buddies of theirs with the understanding that their buddies will take the money and prop up the markets.

That's how the game is played, basically. All that monetizing. look at H.4.1 before the Crisis vs now. It's unbelievable how much money was "printed" (basically electrons in the Fed's computers and not physical FRNs, but those have increased appreciably as well).

That chunk of cash has basically been supporting the markets and keeping the US Treasury's interest rate from shooting up, allowing Congress to still keep spending like the Whore of Babylon. Well, in deflationary shocks, people flock to Ts anyway, so psychology helps keeps Uncle's borrowing costs down as well. But once that's gone, Uncle's interest rate explodes, with only printing to save it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:11 AM (dvuhZ)



....and, then, Weimar.




One essential fact that people seldom get -- Weimar hyperinflation happened, step-by-step, while intelligent people in positions of power made intelligent choices.....because all the incentives went that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:18 AM (EzgxV)

388 Heh. A loose interpretation of a tweet from Joe Pags

"Since she know the White House can be lit up as a Rainbow now, what are the chances we will see it in Red, White and Blue tomorrow night?"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (2z4UX)

389 Adamantium versus Vibranium.



Which is stronger?
>>>

Both wont beat Black Democratium or Gay sparkleantium.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (1SHv1)

390 But seeing as how I now live in the USSA, I'm kind of leery of calling attention to myself. It's a matter of self-preservation


This. I just got the potato salad for tomorrow in the fridge, drank all day. Oh, well. Nice to see the horde.

We are doomed.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (86JwB)

391 >>>>Not knowing classical music, I had that fundamental misunderstanding. I also thought it was a kick-ass tune, as well.

-----------

Unless there's too many notes.

Posted by: Emperor Joseph II at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (oZr5y)

392 "261
Banks refused to take them, however, so that bright idea died a-borning.



California refused to take them. Wanted real American greenbacks, not their own funny money.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 03, 2015 11:38 PM (XMCo0)"

I wonder if something like that could work if California did accept its own IOUs as payment for state taxes. That would give the things some inherent value. Yes, everybody would pay their taxes with IOUs that they probably bought at some kind of discount from state workers or welfare recipients or whoever else was being paid by the state but as long as the state paid out enough less than their entire tax load so that they got enough greenbacks to pay the interest on their loans, they would have essentially created a secondary currency that they could print. Actually, they would probably contract out to one of those commercial firms like De La Rue that prints currency for countries who don't print their own.

It seems like I must be overlooking something in this money perpetual motion machine scheme but I can't think of what it is.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (QHgTq)

393 Oh yes, there are a lot of physics analogies. Indeed lots of physicist whiz kids being hired to do financial modelling (I'm not kidding). Google "the formula that blew up Wall Street". The trouble is economics is part "laws of physics" and part **psychologly**. Belief and all that. That is the part that is utterly impossible to make rational and scientific and thus predict.

Imagine if the laws of gravity only worked if the planets "believed in them". Well it will go inverse square until the planets freak out and decide to go inverse cube. That's economics.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

394 381 Adamantium versus Vibranium.

Which is stronger?

Vibranium absorbs energy well, but isn't as durable as adamantium.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:15 AM (39g3)

Thanks. (And that was a serious question. Been binge watching Marvel flicks.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 04, 2015 12:20 AM (XAFOu)

395 DC!!! (and any other drinking moron that would like to join in.


Toast time!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:20 AM (GEICT)

396 I was once in Italy when the powers that be decided that the thing to do was to lop 3 zeroes off of the end of every currency bill.
So, a thousand lira became a lira.
Problem solved.
Or something.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:20 AM (JgC5a)

397 "Flight of the Bumblebee" was also a great Classical tune. Man-O-War remade it as "Sting of the Bumblebee"; a bass solo. Very "metal" tune.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:21 AM (OQ9R7)

398 Salute!

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:22 AM (86JwB)

399 I'll do a shot with you Morons. I assume cheap bourbon is acceptable?

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:22 AM (LbjC3)

400 "Flight of the Bumblebee" was also a great Classical tune. Man-O-War remade it as "Sting of the Bumblebee"; a bass solo. Very "metal" tune.
Posted by: Slapweasel


Neither as satisfying as Can of the Bumblebee, though.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (fYgrm)

401 I assume cheap bourbon is acceptable?

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:22 AM (LbjC3)



Hell yes

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (GEICT)

402 Speaking of Starfighters, Japan converted F-104s into UF-104JA target drones.

https://youtu.be/ayx4hSeIzcg

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (QU7W6)

403 363 We went to a 4th of July fireworks show tonight. There was music, and when they got to the finale, they started playing the 1812 Overture, which I found....odd. It's American Independence Day, so Yea us, we beat Napoleon??
Posted by: Weirddave at July 04, 2015 12:05 AM (WvS3w)

A lot of people think it refers to the War of 1812, which served as a "yes, really" to the American Revolution (and made Andrew Jackson a war hero).....fundamentally missing the point that the composer was Tchaikovsky and that Russia had something else going on in the same time frame.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:14 AM

They always use that to close the fireworks here. Talking to those on the committee it simply boils down to a bombastic sound that seems appropriate for the ending of fireworks.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (o/90i)

404 I've got no liquor. Beer will have to suffice. Any Moron who says different can come see me. We'll talk.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:24 AM (OQ9R7)

405 One essential fact that people seldom get -- Weimar
hyperinflation happened, step-by-step, while intelligent people in
positions of power made intelligent choices.....because all the
incentives went that way.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:18 AM (EzgxV)


I was listening to some lectures on this recently that suggested that Weimar politicians essentially inflated the currency intentionally to pay reparations in bogus money, since the reparations were denominated in marks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:24 AM (oKE6c)

406 Lea from All The Right Moves (with Tom)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pbrsv8v

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:24 AM (39g3+)

407 384 -Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

Not knowing classical music, I had that fundamental misunderstanding. I also thought it was a kick-ass tune, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:17 AM (OQ9R7)



That's what I thought for a long while, myself..... You learn about the War of 1812 (possibly through the song*), you go to see fireworks, they play the 1812 overture -- and you put it all together. But the events are not the same, and the fireworks guys are just looking for any excuse to use explosives in musical ways.



* Song: https://youtu.be/50_iRIcxsz0

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

408 392: The federal constitution prevents the state's from making their own "money". The money power belongs exclusively to the feds. Now the argument is "what is money" and what is something that might be used like money but a court would decide isn't really money.

So, no state can make its own currency. Well, script privately maybe...but no one, no one including private citizens can "coin money".

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:25 AM (dvuhZ)

409 396 I was once in Italy when the powers that be decided that the thing to do was to lop 3 zeroes off of the end of every currency bill.
So, a thousand lira became a lira.
Problem solved.
Or something.
Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:20 AM (JgC5a)



I was in Israel when they did the same thing: new shekels = shekels/1000.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:25 AM (oKE6c)

410 German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid.

http://tinyurl.com/ofz9qzj

Bastards.....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:25 AM (Wo9OY)

411 It may be time to blast John Phillips Sousa to the neighborhood. . . . . .

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (86JwB)

412 I'll do a quasi shot and just take a big gulp of my current drink if that works for everyone involved.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (1SHv1)

413 They always use that to close the fireworks here. Talking to those on the committee it simply boils down to a bombastic sound that seems appropriate for the ending of fireworks.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (o/90i)


You need cannons to do 1812 properly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (bUcRA)

414 Salute!
Posted by: Infidel


Ach, du lieber. Don't do that hier.

Posted by: Zekret Nazi at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (fYgrm)

415 I'm not going anywhere, bebe
Posted by: SMFH

You can go...
Make me a sandwich!
Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:17 AM

LMAO, you 2 are a hoot.
Be well and hope the best for this country.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (o/90i)

416 DC!! Wake up asshole! The rest of us are waiting on you!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:27 AM (GEICT)

417 I was once in Italy when the powers that be decided that the thing to do was to lop 3 zeroes off of the end of every currency bill.

Zimbabwe has done that like 3 times now. Weimar Republic did too, but neither one can keep up with their inflation rate

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:27 AM (39g3+)

418 Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (QHgTq)

One person can break the chain of faith.

Once the value of something is gone a chain reaction takes place.



Posted by: eman at July 04, 2015 12:27 AM (MQEz6)

419 "It may be time to blast John Phillips Sousa to the neighborhood. . . ."
-Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (86JwB)

He invented the phone.

*hic*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (OQ9R7)

420 I wonder if something like that could work if
California did accept its own IOUs as payment for state taxes.

It seems like I must be overlooking something in this money perpetual motion machine scheme but I can't think of what it is.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (QHgTq)

Ah, the kicker was that the state did NOT accept its own toilet paper for payment of taxes. Which showed, unequivocally, to one and all, what they thought it was worth.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (oKE6c)

421 >>>I've got no liquor

I know those are all English words, but I don't understand them in that order.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (e+1S5)

422 Zimbabwe has done that like 3 times now. Weimar Republic did too, but neither one can keep up with their inflation rate

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:27 AM (39g3+)


If somebody develops a perfect zero remover, they should spray some on the White House.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (bUcRA)

423 *eyes Chi*

Something wrong with your legs?

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 12:29 AM (kmtse)

424 Time to print up a pallet of Quatloos.

Posted by: eman at July 04, 2015 12:29 AM (MQEz6)

425 >>>DC!! Wake up asshole! The rest of us are waiting on you!

So needy....
*shales head sadly*

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:29 AM (e+1S5)

426 I thought it was quatloons?

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:30 AM (86JwB)

427 "I just got the potato salad for tomorrow in the fridge"

I need get Mom to show me exactly how to make hers. Mine never turns out "just right."
And now I really want some.

I do have chicken marinating for tomorrow. Soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, sriracha

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (LbjC3)

428 "Neither as satisfying as Can of the Bumblebee, though."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:23 AM (fYgrm)

*HAHAHAHAHaaaa!!!*

I loves me some tuna.

Chicken O' the damn sea, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (OQ9R7)

429 404 I've got no liquor. Beer will have to suffice. Any Moron who says different can come see me. We'll talk.

---------

I can help but you'll need USB 3.0

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (oZr5y)

430


So needy....
*shales head sadly*

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:29 AM (e+1S5)


Yeah yeah. Fuck off and grab a shot.

Glasses up!


Here's to heat...
not the kind that ignites and burns down shanties...
but the kind that exictes...and slides down panties!

Slainte!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (GEICT)

431 All typos are Pixy's fault, not mine. Well, I guess I could blame the booze. That might be a bit closer to the truth.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (e+1S5)

432 375 All The Right Moves was the first film I remember Lea from. Oh my. Tom Cruise was a lucky fella.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:12 AM (39g3+)


She has her own vault in my spank bank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnUbswevY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ZDgckz1AA

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (Z7G74)

433
386 The proper parlance is "sammich", I believe.


Hope you laugh as hard as I did:

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/616097990898491392

Posted by: Weirddave at July 04, 2015 12:31 AM (WvS3w)

434 I thought it was quatloons?>>>

Aren't those some kind of Spanish pants?

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:32 AM (1SHv1)

435 The Marriage of Figaro

https://youtu.be/nXCULR2wO-A

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:32 AM (QU7W6)

436 251 "A lot of people, even here, don't realize that we are at war. "
Posted by: Soothsayer's Lovin Spoonful at July 03, 2015 11:35 PM (0lw2Y) >>>>>>>

Indeed we are. The country is quite deliberately being destroyed from within. This is end game time for the people who hate the American ethos, and a huge portion of conservatives act as if it's just another period of temporary political exile that can be turned around if we can just win the next election. A vast, multi-faceted, and aggressive organized effort among citizens who are traditionalist Constitutionalists has to be launched and maintained to relentlessly fight cultural Marxism, i.e. political correctness.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 04, 2015 12:32 AM (KVRil)

437 420 I wonder if something like that could work if
California did accept its own IOUs as payment for state taxes.

It seems like I must be overlooking something in this money perpetual motion machine scheme but I can't think of what it is.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (QHgTq)
Ah, the kicker was that the state did NOT accept its own toilet paper for payment of taxes. Which showed, unequivocally, to one and all, what they thought it was worth.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (oKE6c)

Next year you can pay bills with bottles water.

Posted by: eman at July 04, 2015 12:32 AM (MQEz6)

438 I don't have an objection to using "1812 Overture" to close a fireworks show. It works.

Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (sdi6R)

439 -Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:28 AM (e+1S5)

Priorities. Windfall = quality liquor. Day-to-day = beer.

I don't have a '15 Mustang, either. I ain't Moo Moo.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (OQ9R7)

440 Weimar: Yep, they knew what they're doing. Some claim they didn't know that printing money wantonly causes wanton inflation, but the truth is the bankers of the day knew it very well. They just had to, trying to kick the can down the road one more day.

And that's what our guys are doing and will do.

Look up Rudolf von Havenstein, the mad money printing central banker of Weimar. You see, them bankers were Joos (patriotic German jews trying to do the best for their country) and that's how the Joo bankers became the scapegoats which led to the Nazis.

Reparations are oft cited. They contributed, but it was von Havenstein starting the printing to help finance WWI. Nothing bad happened at first (just like the Fed now), for years. Then it went on fire.

Basically hyperinflation goes as e^e^rt. The inflation rate itself increases exponentially with time. You can see those on the charters. The log of the inflation rate is itself and exponential curve exploding.

It happens quickly.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (dvuhZ)

441 415 I'm not going anywhere, bebe
Posted by: SMFH

You can go...
Make me a sandwich!
Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:17 AM

LMAO, you 2 are a hoot.
Be well and hope the best for this country.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:26 AM (o/90i)



By contrast, I'm very worried about both of you. If I weren't having my ass kicked by the situation on the ground, here, I'd be trying to get to the bottom of things and try to make the situation better.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

442 "I was listening to some lectures on this recently that suggested that Weimar politicians essentially inflated the currency intentionally to pay reparations in bogus money, since the reparations were denominated in marks. "

Which is precisely what we will do with our own debts.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:34 AM (JgC5a)

443 Okay that was a bad link, try this one

https://youtu.be/QuWpY91jSyc

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:34 AM (QU7W6)

444 Chi- Dad says the same thing. I had to make extra for him. Just taters, hard boiled eggs, celery, pickles, mustard and mayo and S and P. A little paprika on top. The trick it to do it the day before you want to eat it.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:34 AM (86JwB)

445 438 I don't have an objection to using "1812 Overture" to close a fireworks show. It works.

---------

Personally, not a fan.

Posted by: Napoleon at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (oZr5y)

446 *raises glass*

Slainte!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (OQ9R7)

447 Oh yes, there are a lot of physics analogies. Indeed
lots of physicist whiz kids being hired to do financial modelling (I'm
not kidding). Google "the formula that blew up Wall Street". The trouble
is economics is part "laws of physics" and part **psychologly**. Belief
and all that. That is the part that is utterly impossible to make
rational and scientific and thus predict.

Imagine if the laws of
gravity only worked if the planets "believed in them". Well it will go
inverse square until the planets freak out and decide to go inverse
cube. That's economics.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

I'm always amused by assertions of a "rational market." If that were true, there would be no discontinuities; I presume that economists adopt a rational market perspective to impute continuity to markets, and thereby to provide them an intellectual fig leaf for using calculus. My own (ignorant) take: the market is like a poker game. Some math involved, and a shitload of psychology (i.e., ratlike emotion).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (oKE6c)

448 London Has Fallen
WOW it looks good, I hope they don't puss out on the bad guys.

Kingsman Really good movie, Environmental Wakos are the bad guys

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (CxEX+)

449 They just had to, trying to kick the can down the road one more day.

And that's what our guys are doing and will do.


Exactly, that's what the federal government has become: keep putting off the disaster one more day, keep pushing it down the road, hoping the economy will recover so much it roars back and saves them from the consequences of their actions. But they keep doubling down on stupid to make matters worse.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (39g3+)

450 Slainte, BC, Chi, and all other hard drinkers.

That's some smooth tequila. I know I've mentioned it before.

The label has a skeleton, riding a chicken, wearing a top hat, using a spoon as a lance charging into battle. It's worth buying for that alone.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (e+1S5)

451 We will be compelled to inflate our way out of this mess.
Why?
Because it is the only option.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:36 AM (JgC5a)

452 I need get Mom to show me exactly how to make hers. Mine never turns out "just right."
And now I really want some.

I do have chicken marinating for tomorrow. Soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, sriracha
Posted by: Chi


I'm stuck on Alton Brown's recipe.

Basically boil the 'taters (waxy taters, of course), chill in ice bath, slice, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per lbs. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.

Then mix in the chopped veg, mayo or cream or oil, and seasonings. Salt just before you serve.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:36 AM (fYgrm)

453 Next year you can pay bills with bottles water.

Posted by: eman at July 04, 2015 12:32 AM (MQEz6)

Ah, but a bottle of water actually has value. Therein lies the difference. Only Venezuelans prized California's IOUs.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:37 AM (oKE6c)

454 "I loves me some tuna.



Chicken O' the damn sea, man.

Posted by: Slapweasel"

When my wife first moved here from Japan, she actually bought a can of this thinking it was canned chicken.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:38 AM (Wo9OY)

455 Ok, wierddave, I almost choked laughing at that one.

*wiper blades*

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:39 AM (86JwB)

456 We will be compelled to inflate our way out of this mess.

There's really no alternative eventually, there's so gigantically much more money than the economy created packed away in federal reserves it has no where else to go. The interest rates just cannot stay that low.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:39 AM (39g3+)

457 Wow, not your typical DC Catwoman. More like Cybernetic Catwoman

http://www.hlj.com/product/enx32238

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:40 AM (QU7W6)

458 >>>Priorities. Windfall = quality liquor. Day-to-day = beer.

I hear ya. Hope you stumble your way into a windfall soonest.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (e+1S5)

459 When my wife first moved here from Japan, she actually bought a can of this thinking it was canned chicken.>>>

Sounds like a Humble brag to me.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (1SHv1)

460 456 We will be compelled to inflate our way out of this mess.

-----------

PRO TIP: Borrow now, repay later with worthless dollars.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (oZr5y)

461 "Hope you laugh as hard as I did:"
----------------------------
Loud enough to scare the dog...
that was funny stuff.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (LbjC3)

462 Tuna's better than chicken anyway. So is a Japanese wife.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (39g3+)

463 I was listening to some lectures on this recently that suggested that Weimar politicians essentially inflated the currency intentionally to pay reparations in bogus money, since the reparations were denominated in marks.
Posted by: Jay Guevara


IIRC, it was the other way around; they were required to pay reparations in gold-backed currency, essentially losing their hard currency hand over fist. They had to print un-backed currency because there wasn't enough reserves to cover the demand for cash.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (fYgrm)

464 The only way we can pay back 18 to 20 trillion dollars of basic short term operating debt (not including long term debt) is to make the dollar worth next to nothing.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (JgC5a)

465 "When my wife first moved here from Japan, she actually bought a can of this thinking it was canned chicken."
-Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:38 AM (Wo9OY)

"Jessica Simpson Complex" is common. It is not to be worried about, but 'played upon'...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (OQ9R7)

466 Look up Rudolf von Havenstein, the mad money
printing central banker of Weimar. You see, them bankers were Joos
(patriotic German jews trying to do the best for their country) and
that's how the Joo bankers became the scapegoats which led to the Nazis.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (dvuhZ)



The thesis of the lecturer was that the resulting hyperinflation wiped out savings, and that, coupled with the Weimar Republic's firing of bureaucrats (be still my savage heart!) led to a large group of formerly middle class who'd been impoverished by Weimar's policies, who blamed France inter alia, and were receptive to the Nazis' message.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (oKE6c)

467 440 Weimar: Yep, they knew what they're doing. Some claim they didn't know that printing money wantonly causes wanton inflation, but the truth is the bankers of the day knew it very well. They just had to, trying to kick the can down the road one more day.

And that's what our guys are doing and will do.

Look up Rudolf von Havenstein, the mad money printing central banker of Weimar. You see, them bankers were Joos (patriotic German jews trying to do the best for their country) and that's how the Joo bankers became the scapegoats which led to the Nazis.

Reparations are oft cited. They contributed, but it was von Havenstein starting the printing to help finance WWI. Nothing bad happened at first (just like the Fed now), for years. Then it went on fire.

Basically hyperinflation goes as e^e^rt. The inflation rate itself increases exponentially with time. You can see those on the charters. The log of the inflation rate is itself and exponential curve exploding.

It happens quickly.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (dvuhZ)




Jon Corzine walking around a free man argues persuasively for your position -- but this time may yet be different. I can only hope that too many people know, and can't keep secrets.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (EzgxV)

468 Ah, well into the youtube music videos. Damn that girl is fine and can sing.

So who's gonna call the next toast?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:43 AM (GEICT)

469 I think the entire world economy will end in economic fail. It just can't keep going like this.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:43 AM (86JwB)

470 Personally, not a fan.
Posted by: Napoleon at July 04, 2015 12:35 AM (oZr5y)


Go to Elba.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 04, 2015 12:43 AM (W5DcG)

471 By contrast, I'm very worried about both of you. If I weren't having my ass kicked by the situation on the ground, here, I'd be trying to get to the bottom of things and try to make the situation better.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:33

I just guessing it seems like progress.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:44 AM (o/90i)

472 IIRC, it was the other way around; they were
required to pay reparations in gold-backed currency, essentially losing
their hard currency hand over fist. They had to print un-backed currency
because there wasn't enough reserves to cover the demand for cash.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (fYgrm)

You may be right; I listened to these lectures a while ago, and don't now recall if the lecturer addressed whether the chicken or the egg came first.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:44 AM (oKE6c)

473 If Anna starts jonesing for "Liver of the Sea", old Tilikum is going to get real worried.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 12:44 AM (bUcRA)

474 "I hear ya. Hope you stumble your way into a windfall soonest."
-Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:41 AM (e+1S5)

Thanks! Me too. Love ya', brother!

...and them Orioles ain't so bad lately!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:44 AM (OQ9R7)

475 447: This gets way over my head, but rational market theory is indeed bunk. Empirical data of market behavior demonstrates it according to some I've read. IOW, the economic poohbahs should put the theory in the dustbin of history. It's the Globull Warming computer models of economics. But shit like this dies hard.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:45 AM (dvuhZ)

476 I think the entire world economy will end in economic fail. It just can't keep going like this.

President Obama is just pushing it down the road, trying to keep those plates spinning until his term is up, thinking that Leftist Utopia is going to fix it all because they're smart and gosh darn it, people like them.

The next president is going to inherit all this and I don't see it going any longer.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:45 AM (39g3+)

477 If Anna starts jonesing for "Liver of the Sea", old Tilikum is going to get real worried.

Ara? I gave his fin back... geez... was a little peckish sheesh

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:46 AM (QU7W6)

478 471 By contrast, I'm very worried about both of you. If I weren't having my ass kicked by the situation on the ground, here, I'd be trying to get to the bottom of things and try to make the situation better.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:33

I just guessing it seems like progress.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:44 AM (o/90i)



At least they're both on the same ONT, even if neither is talking to me (which is not a huge surprise because the continuing cyberstalking saga makes this difficult).

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

479 CT, that's sorta of why I don't want a pubbie president.
they will get the blame. I don't think this quagmire we are in can be fixed short of a collapse and rebuilding.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:48 AM (86JwB)

480 Cooth, no need to worry right now, but thanks.

Alton Brown is the coolest nerd on TV. I miss "Good Eats."
But nobody's tater salad matches Mom's. I already threatened to buy her a bag of peaches this week for some of that cobbler that I haven't had in a decade or so...

That tequila sounds like it should be required at any MoMe.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:48 AM (LbjC3)

481 >>>...and them Orioles ain't so bad lately!

They had a rough week. The Rangers handled them at home, and tonight the effing Chi Sox beat em 1-0.

I hate losing 1-0 games almost as much as I like winning em.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:49 AM (e+1S5)

482 Finished BTTF p1. Get something new out of it every time.

When Marty pushes peeping-tom dad out from in front of his grampaw's car and gets hit, time went wrong.

When Lorraine kissed Marty, that whole "like kissing my brother" reaction? That was the moment time corrected. Her face at that moment: excellent.

Appreciated more than ever the crucial conflict, George interrupts Biff trying to rape Lorraine. George is surpised, but steps up, in a way that he wouldn't have before Marty influenced him. That was time changing. For the better.

As Prof. Brown would say, What the hell! Great ride.

Patrick from Ohio: The Rights holder for THE LAST STARFIGHTER has refused all offers to remake that movie.

A minor classic, but, yeah, I'd hate to imagine the dark, gritty, modernist update. What was the big gun effect called?

Good night Gracies. Wish I couldst party here tonight, but morning beckons, so I drive by comment.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the future is what you make it at July 04, 2015 12:49 AM (ACs58)

483 475 447: This gets way over my head, but rational market theory is indeed bunk. Empirical data of market behavior demonstrates it according to some I've read. IOW, the economic poohbahs should put the theory in the dustbin of history. It's the Globull Warming computer models of economics. But shit like this dies hard.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:45 AM (dvuhZ)



"Rational market theory" works in real life as well as "rational poker theory" works at Texas Hold-em tournaments.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

484 Ara? I gave his fin back... geez... was a little peckish sheesh

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 04, 2015 12:46 AM (QU7W6)


When I ate whale (pilot whale) in Greenland, it tasted and looked like sliced and fried beef liver. Yummy, actually. With onions and gravy, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 12:50 AM (bUcRA)

485 Fiiiiiiiiine, since nobody will call it.

Do it myself.

Merry met, and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:51 AM (GEICT)

486 Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

You worry too much. I've told you that before and I'll remind you again. That last exchange was hilarious. Both personalities were present and accounted for.

Don't give either of them a "complex".

They were rational individuals before they got here, while they were here and they'll be fine in the duration.

Minor "chide", major love, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)

487 I really want those puppehs at the top of the page.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (86JwB)

488 I have a little acerage in the country and am thinking I need to start rasing some meat type anamials. But me being male and single I think the ridicule at the local bar will be more than I want to handle.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (1SHv1)

489 476 I think the entire world economy will end in economic fail. It just can't keep going like this.

President Obama is just pushing it down the road, trying to keep those plates spinning build in maximum fail until his term is up, thinking that Leftist Utopia is going to fix it all because they're smart and gosh darn it, people like them the evil colonial/imperial Americans will gain their comeuppance.

The next president is going to inherit all this and I don't see it going any longer.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 12:45 AM (39g3+)

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

490 Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:47 AM

Well I'm sure not emailing you until you are totally clean.

I've had a few internet problems, but nothing like you have had.

Would you recommend any certain protection service for identity theft??

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (o/90i)

491 Games Workshop has released (the official release date is the 4th, but it's already tomorrow in Great Britain) their new version of their classic Warhammer Fantasy Battles miniatures game. The free four page rules and unit stats were posted on their official site. They've pretty much thrown out everything that came before.

The responses from the players have been entertaining.

Posted by: junior at July 04, 2015 12:53 AM (3m3mw)

492
Playing a Russian tune on the 4th of July seems totally appropriate these days.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 12:53 AM (ODxAs)

493 Next toast?
Happy Birthday to Tim in Illinois. At least, in a few minutes.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:54 AM (LbjC3)

494 480 Cooth, no need to worry right now, but thanks.

Alton Brown is the coolest nerd on TV. I miss "Good Eats."
But nobody's tater salad matches Mom's. I already threatened to buy her a bag of peaches this week for some of that cobbler that I haven't had in a decade or so...

That tequila sounds like it should be required at any MoMe.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 12:48 AM (LbjC3)



I worry because I care.....and I care a lot, so I worry a lot.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:54 AM (EzgxV)

495 475 447: This gets way over my head, but rational market theory is indeed bunk. Empirical data of market behavior demonstrates it according to some I've read. IOW, the economic poohbahs should put the theory in the dustbin of history. It's the Globull Warming computer models of economics. But shit like this dies hard.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:45 AM (dvuhZ)



I didn't know that, but I presumed it from the lay of the land. To use calculus one needs to presume continuity; to me the "rational market" hypothesis seemed like wishful thinking so that economists could use calculus, i.e., presume that every scintilla of information immediately got out and moved the market in a predictable and reproducible way, much like a reversible adiabatic or isothermal process in thermodynamics.


If that's NOT true, calculus goes out the window, and the economists are pretty much just jerking off, to use another technical term.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:54 AM (oKE6c)

496 "I hate losing 1-0 games almost as much as I like winning em."
-Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:49 AM (e+1S5)

I wish Cleveland was where Baltimore is right now. Lots of games to go, but 8GB isn't "in the thick of it".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:54 AM (OQ9R7)

497 There's good book about Weimar out there, "When Money Dies". Hell, read about. They actually burned money. There was more energy in the paper of the banknotes than the banknotes would buy in fuel. You'll see pictures of them bringing wheelbarrows full of cash to the grocery store.

Starving people in the cities actually went on rampages out the country, attacking livestock like wolves for the meat.

And yes, older people had their entire life savings wiped out. All their life's work was worth zero. The committed suicide en masse.

There was even some psychological disorder of bankers and accountants they called "cipher"-something, cipher-madness. All the zeroes they were having to deal with day in and day out drove them literally mad. Imagine some little green-eye shade guy sitting there working and then jumping up and screaming and freaking out.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:54 AM (dvuhZ)

498 >>>That tequila sounds like it should be required at any MoMe.

It's called Espolon. Assume accent marks that pixy eats.

It's not too spendy as far as good tequila goes, under $30 per bottle. Comparable to Milagro Silver, which is sadly unavailable in the wilds of western Kentucky.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (e+1S5)

499 "408
392: The federal constitution prevents the state's from making their own
"money". The money power belongs exclusively to the feds. Now the
argument is "what is money" and what is something that might be used
like money but a court would decide isn't really money.

So, no
state can make its own currency. Well, script privately maybe...but no
one, no one including private citizens can "coin money".


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 04, 2015 12:25 AM (dvuhZ)"

Well, the other question is "What is this Constitution of which you speak, earthman?"

I suppose that they could print on the California Currency some sort of disclaimer like "This is not money." They could also make the argument that as long as they don't make any coins they are cool. How about if they never produce any physical artifacts? What if they got banks to create an entirely separate accounting system for state workers, welfare weasels and state contractors. The only thing that ever happens is that electrons get moved around.

I seem to recall that in the 19th century bank notes were really notes from particular banks and were backed by each bank's deposits of gold and federal greenbacks. That apparently did not violate the Constitution, although I assume that there are now laws against it since it is no longer done.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (QHgTq)

500 Watching The Hoax --movie about Clifford Irving's Howard Hughes book scam. That was in the 70s I think and the movie was 2006. Anyway either it's makeup for the times or Richard Gere who plays Irving has had some "work" done since then -- he looks unattractive.

Posted by: gracepmc at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (DMQhB)

501 492 Playing a Russian tune on the 4th of July seems totally appropriate these days.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 12:53 AM (ODxAs)



Playing a tune from a Russian shirtlifter is exceptionally appropriate these days. It's fabulous!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (oKE6c)

502 "Tuna's better than chicken anyway. So is a Japanese wife.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor"

She hates tuna. Which is kinda weird for a Japanese person, y'know?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (Wo9OY)

503 Milagro Silver, which is sadly unavailable in the wilds of western Kentucky.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 12:55 AM (e+1S5)



*points*

*laughs*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (GEICT)

504 I have a little acerage in the country and am thinking I need to start rasing some meat type anamials. But me being male and single I think the ridicule at the local bar will be more than I want to handle.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (1SHv1)


Rabbits? Perhaps giant tortoises? Even if they stampeded, you'd have a couple of weeks before you had to do anything about it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (bUcRA)

505 464 The only way we can pay back 18 to 20 trillion dollars of basic short term operating debt (not including long term debt) is to make the dollar worth next to nothing.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.
Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:42 AM (JgC5a)


Destroy the middle class. Destroy capitalism. Destroy the rule of law.

Erase America from history.

Turn us all into serfs laboring under the boot of a permanent hereditary ruling class.

That seems to be the plan, and it seems to be working.

Posted by: rickl at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (sdi6R)

506 488 I forgot to mention sheep as the animal that will bring the ridicule.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (1SHv1)

507 New cars with high oil consumption...

Yeah. The thing that's always amazed me about the automotive industry is how they can get something dreadfully wrong after getting it right for 100 years.

It's like whenever I get a new car and something starts making a funny noise. I take it in and the repair guy says, "Yeah, that was the problem with the 2001 model. The transmission was crap."

Well, gee, they managed to make a good transmission in 2000 and 2002.

But that industry is plagued with "Change it, just to change it!"

I hate auto manufacturers.

Posted by: RKae at July 04, 2015 12:57 AM (Ep+in)

508 486 Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

You worry too much. I've told you that before and I'll remind you again. That last exchange was hilarious. Both personalities were present and accounted for.

Don't give either of them a "complex".

They were rational individuals before they got here, while they were here and they'll be fine in the duration.

Minor "chide", major love, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 12:51 AM (OQ9R7)



See @494 -- I yam what I yam.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

509 There was even some psychological disorder of bankers and accountants they called "cipher"-something, cipher-madness. All the zeroes they were having to deal with day in and day out drove them literally mad. Imagine some little green-eye shade guy sitting there working and then jumping up and screaming and freaking out.


wasn't there a rash of bankers that mysteriously died last year?

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 12:58 AM (86JwB)

510 The Great State of California can counterfeit whatever they like, they already are doing so.
They are issuing drivers licenses to whomever shows up at the DMV with cash. These persons receive California drivers licenses that say, right on the front, in capital letter, helvetica font "NOT VERIFIED".
So, the State of California is officially in the business of counterfeiting identity cards, which can be used for welfare benefits and even to register to vote, of course.
I have been thinking about picking up two or three myself. Why not?

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 12:59 AM (JgC5a)

511 490 Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:47 AM

Well I'm sure not emailing you until you are totally clean.

I've had a few internet problems, but nothing like you have had.

Would you recommend any certain protection service for identity theft??

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (o/90i)




I believe that all commercial services are selling you the illusion of protection.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:59 AM (EzgxV)

512 Paying back 18 to 20 trillion in debt?

They have no intentions.

It's a mathematical impossibility at this point. When we have a government that classifies it as a "budget cut" to grow a department by 12% (because, hey, we WERE going to grow it by 17%!) then we're doomed.

Posted by: RKae at July 04, 2015 12:59 AM (Ep+in)

513 506 488 I forgot to mention sheep as the animal that will bring the ridicule.

----------

It could be worse. A gerbil ranch would be hard to live down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 04, 2015 01:00 AM (oZr5y)

514 Fiiiiiiiiine, since nobody will call it.
Do it myself.
Merry met, and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 12:51 AM

I've been waiting and wondered when this would happen. I'll go grab a shot of Cuervro.

Nice toast.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:00 AM (o/90i)

515 Cooth,
I was on the phone with her when I posted that sammich joke, if that allays any worries.
But thanks. I sincerely appreciate it. And you.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:01 AM (LbjC3)

516 " I have a little acerage in the country"

How much you got? Yeah, if an absentee owner you gotta have something that doesn't need everyday tending.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:02 AM (VXYfi)

517
There is no doubt to me the plan is to have a top 5% and a poor 95%. That usually ends in the deaths of the top 5%, but they never learn.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:02 AM (ODxAs)

518 -Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:01 AM (LbjC3)

See?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:03 AM (OQ9R7)

519 I can interpret most "tones" but my own.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:04 AM (OQ9R7)

520 "They have no intentions. "


No, they don't. It's going to blow someday.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:04 AM (VXYfi)

521 I forgot to mention sheep as the animal that will bring the ridicule.


Position it as an Islamic brothel.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:04 AM (oKE6c)

522
Shine on ZeroHedge, you crazy diamond:

Racer
If there is no bail in and this is a malicious rumour to sway the people then the EU banksters are criminals and do not want to let democracy live. They want to continue the enslavement of the Greek people, starve the poor and kill the sick.

WorldTraveller
If Greece would just exit the euro, there would be no need for any haircuts. They could avoid the destabilization from the new drachma by switching from the current central banking paradigm to a cryptocurrency.

g77enn
The Chinese elite is a merger between the Communist leadership, Hong Kong tycoons, and the criminal Triads. All three factions derive derive their power from Illuminati collaboration.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (kdS6q)

523 Sup Horde.

Shitty day at work. Dude from my work shot and killed himself, his body was found by his roommate - another co-worker of mine - on Thursday morning. I didn't know him well but it still really sucked today.

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (R5HRU)

524 I have a little acerage in the country and am thinking I need to start rasing some meat type anamials. But me being male and single I think the ridicule at the local bar will be more than I want to handle.
Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:52 AM (1SHv1)

LMAO, where do live that a guy raising a few animals would thought to be f*cking them?

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (o/90i)

525 CT, that's sorta of why I don't want a pubbie president.
they will get the blame.


I agree completely. Its why a Hillary presidency makes me kind of shrug. I don't see things holding together much more into her term anyway. It will be a Democrat followed by a Democrat that are the last ones in charge before the whole world economy craters, I fear. An object lesson even Zinn-driven academics in the ruins will not be able to overcome.

She hates tuna. Which is kinda weird for a Japanese person, y'know?

Well let's be fair, that stuff in the can is only vaguely fish anyway. I like it but it doesn't compare to real tuna or even fresh trout.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (39g3+)

526 "Position it as an Islamic brothel."
-Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:04 AM (oKE6c)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

527 A toast

Here's to women's kisses,

and to whiskey, amber clear;

Not as sweet as a woman's kiss,

but a darn sight more sincere!

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 01:06 AM (1SHv1)

528 I suppose that they could print on the California Currency some sort of disclaimer like "This is not money."



Not a problem. No one accepted it as currency. Including state employees.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:06 AM (oKE6c)

529 "LMAO, where do live that a guy raising a few animals would thought to be f*cking them?"
-Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (o/90i)

Asa the old joke goes... "near a cliff".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:06 AM (OQ9R7)

530 >>>I forgot to mention sheep as the animal that will bring the ridicule.


Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (1SHv1)<<<

You could always move to MS and run for the Senate.

Posted by: Thad Cochran at July 04, 2015 01:07 AM (Ydaoe)

531 515 Cooth,
I was on the phone with her when I posted that sammich joke, if that allays any worries.
But thanks. I sincerely appreciate it. And you.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:01 AM (LbjC3)



Let her know that I'm fretting for her, too.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:07 AM (EzgxV)

532
The way the US govt intends to pay its debt when TSHTF is the same as Greece is doing just now, raiding deposits. And when that isn't enough, they will come after assets. All they have to do is create a wealth tax, it will be high enough most can't pay and your assets are seized. The wealth will be transferred to those in power.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (ODxAs)

533 That violin Guns 'n' Roses cover just goes to show what amazing musicians the band was. It was a supernova of talent led by a lunatic that blazed so brightly for a short time. Truly amazing. All of the band members do studio work, and Izzy's solo disc was really good. Its an odd thing but musicians who get regular studio gigs = best musicians in the business.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (39g3+)

534 Open your eyes. The hills are filled with chariots of fire. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.

I've been looking.

They must be behind the rabbit.

Posted by: Methos at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (ZbV+0)

535 I agree completely. Its why a Hillary presidency makes me kind of
shrug. I don't see things holding together much more into her term
anyway. It will be a Democrat followed by a Democrat that are the last
ones in charge before the whole world economy craters, I fear. An
object lesson even Zinn-driven academics in the ruins will not be able
to overcome.




Yep. I'm in two minds about this, but the above is one of them: make the Reds eat the whole shit sandwich they ordered up. After N years of Red rule, it'll be difficult to lay problems off on the last American President, try as they might.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (oKE6c)

536 I clicked on the "Cowboy up, conservatives" link. It was a post from Andrew Klavan that was insulting and completely meaningless.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 04, 2015 01:09 AM (KVRil)

537 441 By contrast, I'm very worried about both of you. If I weren't having my ass kicked by the situation on the ground, here, I'd be trying to get to the bottom of things and try to make the situation better.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 12:33 AM (EzgxV)

Sounds like they got things sorted. Just need to blow steam in a healthy manner so you're not getting into tiffs, ie fapping, hobo hunting, sammitch making

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:09 AM (Vm8WO)

538
Sorry to hear that, thathalfrican. Distract yourself and immerse yourself in something you love until the shock dissipates (only pathetic "wisdom" I can offer).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 04, 2015 01:09 AM (QDnY+)

539 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (39g3+)

...and she recreated it brilliantly!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:09 AM (OQ9R7)

540 523 Sup Horde.

Shitty day at work. Dude from my work shot and killed himself, his body was found by his roommate - another co-worker of mine - on Thursday morning. I didn't know him well but it still really sucked today.

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (R5HRU)



OMG, thahalfrican -- that's horrible. How big is your company?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

541 LMAO, where do live that a guy raising a few animals would thought to be f*cking them?>>>

Maybe my problem is the guys I drink with.

Or that I want an excuse to not have to work as hard as a real farmer.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 01:10 AM (1SHv1)

542 , raiding deposits. And when that isn't enough, they will come after assets.

There's not enough. I'm serious, there's not enough money in the US economy to pay down that debt. And unlike Greece, we don't really owe anyone else; I mean yeah China, but mostly its just fake money printed up to pay for idiot leftist schemes. Its money they government owes the economy to make it have real value. When that comes finally due, there's nobody to pay it just becomes worth less and less and less to balance out its true value.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 04, 2015 01:10 AM (39g3+)

543 "Let her know that I'm fretting for her, too."
-Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:07 AM (EzgxV)

If you want to "fret", play your guitar.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

544 The way the US govt intends to pay its debt when
TSHTF is the same as Greece is doing just now, raiding deposits. And
when that isn't enough, they will come after assets. All they have to do
is create a wealth tax, it will be high enough most can't pay and your
assets are seized. The wealth will be transferred to those in power.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:08 AM (ODxAs



Yep. You KNOW the Reds are casting longing eyes at all that lovely money sitting in 401(k)s doing nothing, as they see it, when there are all those causes crying out for money to be wasted on them...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:11 AM (oKE6c)

545
Jim (Sunk New Dawn, Galveston) is gone, right?

Had an additional bit of firearm-envy-generating info I wanted to torture him with. He signed off last night just before I could deliver it.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 04, 2015 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

546 Not to be a c-word. But can I get some affirmation that it is "purple mountains' magesty", not "purple mountain magesties"? That doesn't even make sense. Alas, English and grammar are as archaic as the founding fathers and their documents or whatever.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:11 AM (zo/PD)

547 Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 12:56 AM (1SHv1)
You could always move to MS and run for the Senate.
Posted by: Thad Cochran at July 04, 2015 01:07 AM

OK. I've read references to this. What is the story about Thad C and bestiality?

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:12 AM (o/90i)

548 "The way the US govt intends to pay its debt when TSHTF is the same as Greece is doing just now, raiding deposits."



Prophecy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:12 AM (VXYfi)

549 I'm out, Horde. Take care until tomorrow, when we find out what fresh outrages occur.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:14 AM (oKE6c)

550 Cooth,

I'm fine...sheesh.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:15 AM (kmtse)

551 "There's not enough. I'm serious, there's not enough money in the US economy to pay down that debt."


No, but the D.C. class will confiscate it for themselves prior to collapse under pretenses.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (VXYfi)

552 Thanks rhomboid, that's not bad advice at all.

cthulhu - We've got 3 different spots, but I work at the main branch. There's probably around 50+ people at the main hub.

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (R5HRU)

553
Its actually Nurples Mounting Bestiality.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (ODxAs)

554 -Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:05 AM (R5HRU)

I was working with a company of three people. I went to work and my boss told me that "Gary isn't addicted to heroine anymore."

I was like, "huh?"

"He overdosed last night, so there's that."

-.*.-

Twenty-Five years old. Young wife and a kid.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

555 {{{Kelneva}}} How are you?



Yep. You KNOW the Reds are casting longing eyes at all that lovely money sitting in 401(k)s doing nothing, as they see it, when there are all those causes crying out for money to be wasted on them...




I am seriously thinking of liquidating mine.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (86JwB)

556 Alberta - In case you missed it. Ford recall 433,000 vehicles because of software bug that might keep the operator from shutting it off. Because, you know, having a computer do those things is better than having an ignition switch.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nol7vbc

The thought of electronic power steering gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I gather that electronic brakes are in the works. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Huma at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (9mTYi)

557 553
Its actually Nurples Mounting Bestiality.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (ODxAs)




Really? I thought it was Purple Pouts and Anal Tease

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (GEICT)

558 Ooops. Drops Huma sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (9mTYi)

559 Yeah, Ricardo. Every time my hubby reads to me how much we have in our retirement, and he's joyous, and I'm not. He thinks I'm just a buzzkill who needs a billion dollars. I know we're gonna be penniless, after living our whole lives under our means. On the same footing as the grasshopper.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:18 AM (zo/PD)

560 Twenty-Five years old. Young wife and a kid.
Posted by: Slap
-------------

WTF?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:18 AM (9mTYi)

561 http://bit.ly/merry-4th-2015
Happy 4th of July Eve!
That special season of the year

The webwork based on the comment, illustrated.

Buy stuff. Donate. Comment. Link on socialist media. Enable my pretension that I'm real.

Gooood
niiiight
Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - independently idiotic at July 04, 2015 01:18 AM (ACs58)

562 G'night, Jay.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:18 AM (OQ9R7)

563 Actually, Sweet Child should never be covered by a violin, and here's why

Posted by: Axl Rose at July 04, 2015 01:19 AM (aUQgu)

564 550 Cooth,

I'm fine...sheesh.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:15 AM (kmtse)



What was your first clue I was a worrywart?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:19 AM (EzgxV)

565 I guess you're not in the market for Google's self driving car.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (+4uXG)

566 Electric steering is the wave, Mike.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (VXYfi)

567 WTF?
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:18 AM (9mTYi)

...yeah. Heroine is NOT to be screwed around with, was the message I received.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (OQ9R7)

568 Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (9mTYi)

569 >>>557 553
Its actually Nurples Mounting Bestiality.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (ODxAs)

Really? I thought it was Purple Pouts and Anal Tease
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (GEICT)


I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (e+1S5)

570 heh Cooth

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (kmtse)

571 555 {{{Kelneva}}} How are you?



Yep. You KNOW the Reds are casting longing eyes at all that lovely money sitting in 401(k)s doing nothing, as they see it, when there are all those causes crying out for money to be wasted on them...




I am seriously thinking of liquidating mine.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (86JwB)



I've been Roth-ing mine.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

572 G'Night, Mindful WW.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (OQ9R7)

573
It really is obvious though throughout history, when govts get in trouble financially, they just start taking. Whether in the fashion of Jinghus Khan , Stalin, Castro, Kings of England or France, Cambodia, North Korea and on and on. Some even pretend its not thievery and call it a tax.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:22 AM (ODxAs)

574 I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (e+1S5)



No judgments here buddy. We all love you just the way you are.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:22 AM (GEICT)

575 Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:16 AM (OQ9R7)

Fucking weird. This dude was 24-25.

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:23 AM (R5HRU)

576 Socialists always seek ways to tax capital. That is what has killed England.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:23 AM (9mTYi)

577 " Yeah, Ricardo."


Convert it, Kal?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:23 AM (VXYfi)

578 Halfrican,
so sorry to hear that. I've been too close to that kind of thing two (maybe three?) times now...
it will never make sense. So don't try rationalize it. Pray if that's your thing, but don't dwell, man.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:24 AM (LbjC3)

579 cthulhu, I have no fkn choice at work. Thinking about pulling it and hatching another plan, just need to do it before everything goes south. Timing is everything, and mine usually sucks.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:24 AM (86JwB)

580 Hey Infidel! There seems to be a space time continuum that we're unaware o! What would you do with your liquidity? That's my problem; I can foresee the future buggering, but don't know what to do about it, except for the obvious canoe accidents and shit.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:24 AM (zo/PD)

581 So, Tom Cruise is leaving scientology? Believe it when I see it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 04, 2015 01:25 AM (iQIUe)

582 Chi - I won't dwell, didn't know him well enough to do so. I still feel awful for everyone who is truly and deeply affected by him taking his life.

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:25 AM (R5HRU)

583 570 heh Cooth

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (kmtse)



{{{SMFH}}} -- and pass that back the other way. It probably indicates that I don't have enough worries of my own.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (EzgxV)

584 So, Tom Cruise is leaving scientology? Believe it when I see it.
Posted by: Bruce
-----------------

I thought he is/was a Major General or something. Snappy salutes and all that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (9mTYi)

585 571 {{I've been Roth-ing mine.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

Doesn't matter. They'll still snatch it. Give you extra credit against social security. I sure as hell am not going to put any more money into any retirement securities.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (Vm8WO)

586 "Fucking weird. This dude was 24-25."
-Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 01:23 AM (R5HRU)

People are weird, man. I don't know their demons from salt, but people are people from one extreme to another.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (OQ9R7)

587 @504 Perhaps giant tortoises? Even if they stampeded, you'd have a couple of weeks before you had to do anything about it.
------------------

Bad idea. The Feds like to swoop in and "liberate" tortoises from the people who raise them. Saving endangered species, and all that.

But don't worry. They'll put the tortoises down humanely when the facility keeping them runs out of money.

Posted by: junior at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (3m3mw)

588 " Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) "


He's telegraphing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (VXYfi)

589 >>>OK. I've read references to this. What is the story about Thad C and bestiality?



Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:12 AM (o/90i)<<<

I forget exactly what he said (and a little too tired to look it up) but during the campaign he made some statements about being friendly with the critters on the farm back in the day, or the animals being nervous in his youth. Even if he was trying to make a joke, it was creepy at his own expense. Whatever, now he humps the RINOS, and fucks over the people of MS. He shoulda been put out to pasture.

Posted by: Thad's Chicken at July 04, 2015 01:27 AM (Ydaoe)

590 Electric steering is the wave, Mike.>>>

It's already here. be very careful in choosing your next new car.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 01:27 AM (1SHv1)

591 Just listened to a little of the Drift Compatible Podcast for the first time a few mins ago.


I don't really have the patience to sit and listen passively, but I heard lots of "mother fuckers", so I know you guys are doing a good job.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 04, 2015 01:27 AM (xSCb6)

592 Who was that rap group that samples the lead in to Sweet Child o Mine?

Oh yeah. 2 Live Crew.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 01:28 AM (Wo9OY)

593 580 Hey Infidel! There seems to be a space time continuum that we're unaware o! What would you do with your liquidity? That's my problem; I can foresee the future buggering, but don't know what to do about it, except for the obvious canoe accidents and shit.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:24 AM (zo/PD)



Gold, silver.....brass and lead.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

594 What was your first clue I was a worrywart?

Posted by: cthulhu


When you drove five hours out of your way to come apologize in person for a simple misunderstanding?
Oh - you weren't talking to me. Sorry.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:28 AM (LbjC3)

595 kalneva, maybe just hunkering down. And stocking up. When the grid goes down I will be out of work. Basically, just survival, and protecting what little I have.


Ride out the storm that is sure to come.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:29 AM (86JwB)

596 Irresistable post-goodbye comment

Since I was a kid, I thought about future vehicles.

Thought a lot about interior compartments that, for example, redistribute inertia by turning curve momentum into downward momentum by the compartment rotating into the turn. I've seen this realized in Japanese (?) demo cars that make the cab independent from the frame.

All that requires is ... utterly uncoupling all brakes and steering from mechanical connections, and making them all electronic.

Um.... wht could go wrng???

Posted by: mindful webworker - final thots b4 oblvion zz at July 04, 2015 01:29 AM (ACs58)

597 Yeah, we've maxed out our Roths, but I don't think anything is safe. Look at last week, for God's sake!

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:29 AM (zo/PD)

598 lol Chi.

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:29 AM (kmtse)

599 -Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:20 AM (9mTYi)

Well... the solution seems simple. Not "easy", but certainly, socialistically simple.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:29 AM (OQ9R7)

600 G'nite all.

My Walking shoes don't fit me anymore...

We had the pleasure of seeing the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band tonight.

Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at July 04, 2015 01:30 AM (o/90i)

601 "The way the US govt intends to pay its debt when TSHTF is the same as Greece is doing just now, raiding deposits. And when that isn't enough, they will come after assets. All they have to do is create a wealth tax, it will be high enough most can't pay and your assets are seized. The wealth will be transferred to those in power."
This is the same thing as making your dollars worth nothing, which is what I posited earlier tonight. Because, if you don't own them, and can't trade anything for them, they are worthless.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at July 04, 2015 01:30 AM (JgC5a)

602 >>>We all love you just the way you are.

Of course you do. I'm lovable as fuck.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (e+1S5)

603 I'm heading to bed also. 'Night.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (Wo9OY)

604 G'Night, Farmer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (OQ9R7)

605 I don't see what everyone is so worried about.

Socialism always works, as long as you're willing to kill enough people.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (UVfht)

606 On a lighter note, that gal with the four violins made me cry! Beautiful!

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (zo/PD)

607 Good night, retiring morons..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (9mTYi)

608 G'Night, Asheville Robert.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)

609
The thing I can't figure out is whether it is 2 years away, 12 or 22. But the more stories I hear about the govt just confiscating peoples cash and then sending them on their un-merry way have the wheels in my head spinning.

Stories like that didn't even seem in the realm of possibility 10 years ago.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (ODxAs)

610 Of course you do. I'm lovable as fuck.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (e+1S5)



I don't know. A good fuck is pretty lovable. I don't think I'd go quite that far.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (GEICT)

611 G'Night, Hammer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (OQ9R7)

612 @544 Yep. You KNOW the Reds are casting longing eyes at all that lovely money sitting in 401(k)s doing nothing, as they see it, when there are all those causes crying out for money to be wasted on them...
--------------------

As things are, I occasionally see politicians put forth the idea of taxing the money in Roths. Keep in mind that the money in a Roth is taxed as regular income *before* it's put into the Roth account (as opposed to a regular 401(k), where the money isn't taxed until it's withdrawn). The rationale is that Roths are just "rich people" retirement accounts, since they don't have the maximum annual contribution rules that 401(k)s do.

Posted by: junior at July 04, 2015 01:33 AM (3m3mw)

613 605 Socialism always works, as long as you're willing to kill enough people.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:31 AM (

Dude, there you are. Saw the stuff you said in the rag on sulu thread. So tell me, awesome drugs, excellent booze, severe sleep deprivation, all 3?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (Vm8WO)

614 585 571 {{I've been Roth-ing mine.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

Doesn't matter. They'll still snatch it. Give you extra credit against social security. I sure as hell am not going to put any more money into any retirement securities.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:26 AM (Vm8WO)




And you are about 90% to where I was in 2008 and why I refer to myself as "semi-retired". The last six should have been among my prime earning years, and I've done diddly-bupkis.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (EzgxV)

615 >>>don't know. A good fuck is pretty lovable. I don't think I'd go quite that far.

I concede the point.

Hey, did I ever tell you about the worst blowjob I ever had?
It was awesome.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (e+1S5)

616 "Socialism always works, as long as you're willing to kill enough people."


But take their money first.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (VXYfi)

617 Maybe Bernie should be our next pressy, Time for serious decisions soon.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:35 AM (86JwB)

618 Hey, did I ever tell you about the worst blowjob I ever had?
It was awesome.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (e+1S5)



I actually almost told a girl to stop one time. So disappointing. That legend about girls with tongue studs was totally ruined that night.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:35 AM (GEICT)

619 I was proud of George Bush today, so proud of our white President. We love our President of Caucasian Color. Do you ??

Posted by: The Anti-Matter Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro,VT at July 04, 2015 01:36 AM (mZzew)

620 "I don't know. A good fuck is pretty lovable. I don't think I'd go quite that far."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:32 AM (GEICT)

I think you're using the transitive verb, whereas he was using a gerund...

-screw it.

I give up. Don't shoot.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:36 AM (OQ9R7)

621 615 Hey, did I ever tell you about the worst blowjob I ever had?
It was awesome.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM

Y'all sure do love those hummers.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:36 AM (Vm8WO)

622 -Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (e+1S5)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

623 @BC

Almost?

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:37 AM (zo/PD)

624 Hey, did I ever tell you about the worst blowjob I ever had?

It was awesome.>>>

True but I did get the idea of what a director feels working with really bad actors.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 01:37 AM (1SHv1)

625 594 What was your first clue I was a worrywart?

Posted by: cthulhu

When you drove five hours out of your way to come apologize in person for a simple misunderstanding?
Oh - you weren't talking to me. Sorry.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:28 AM (LbjC3)



I'm glad I did. Would you rather I be some other sort of person?




....and, yes -- I laughed.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

626 G'Night, Hammer.
Posted by: Slapweasel
----------------

Failure to communicate.
I was wishing the retiring Morons goodnight.
Pathetically, I am still here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

627 I can't believe this. I'm telling Mike good night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (VXYfi)

628 The way the US govt intends to pay its debt when TSHTF is the same as Greece is doing just now, raiding deposits.

Hear those commercials on the radio.
"Cyprus. It's called a bail in"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (W5DcG)

629 Almost?
Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:37 AM (zo/PD)




Yeah, I was a trooper. Hung in there and toughed it out.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (GEICT)

630 *types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:39 AM (86JwB)

631 ..."So tell me, awesome drugs, excellent booze, severe sleep deprivation, all 3?"
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM (Vm8WO)

Is it a Wednesday or a Friday?

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:39 AM (OQ9R7)

632 I am making hummus for a potluck tomorrow.
I will also make cornbread but the hummus is what I am interested in making right now.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 04, 2015 01:40 AM (3pRHP)

633 -Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

My "bad". I'm well-into this twelve-pack. Not counting, but feeling "cloudy with a chance of mistakes".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:40 AM (OQ9R7)

634 http://preview.tinyurl.com/nol7vbc

The thought of electronic power steering gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I gather that electronic brakes are in the works. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Huma at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (9mTYi)


Yeah. Color me "unimpressed" by the "push to start" feature on new cars. 1954 Studebakers had push-button start, if you had an automatic transmission. You still had to insert the key and turn on the ignition, but there was a dedicated chrome button for the starter. That was because the manual-shift cars had the starter button under the clutch pedal, activated by depressing the clutch to the floor.


The hot-rod marketplace is selling electric power steering as a stand-alone. No reason it should be any more problematic than hydraulic power steering.


Did you know that Studebaker actually developed fully-mechanical power steering? Driven by a belt off the front of the engine, it contained a mess of gears and clutches. It got written up in the service manual, and a few 1953 cars were sold with it. All got recalled, and replaced with Saginaw hydraulic power steering. It was never fully explained why, but I'm guessing some person had the mechanical system unexpectedly go to full lock all on its own, and panicked, and the company decided there was a risk of a company-killing lawsuit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 01:40 AM (bUcRA)

635 BBD, every time I see your name I get a slight headache because I'm reminded of a birthday back in my early 20s.


The fellas took me to a strip club somewhere in Dallas and let the staff know about my birthday. While I was seated, one of the girls approached me from behind, yanked my head to the side, shoved my face in her ample cleavage, and proceeded to beat the shit out of me with her rock hard fake boobs.


Worst experience with boobs I ever had.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 04, 2015 01:41 AM (xSCb6)

636 629 Hung in there and toughed it out.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (GEICT)

Types
Deletes

Settles for squeaky clean bwaaaahhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:41 AM (Vm8WO)

637

On Drudge:

"Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse"

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9963b74c-219c-11e5-aa5a-398b2169cf79.html#axzz3etlWYFtw

True?

Well, I wish I had invested more in popcorn and other snack futures.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 04, 2015 01:41 AM (FlRtG)

638 621 615 Hey, did I ever tell you about the worst blowjob I ever had?
It was awesome.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:34 AM

Y'all sure do love those hummers.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:36 AM (Vm8WO)




I am absolutely, positively, totally, completely not going to say one single thing about that.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

639 Hasta la nite nite, Horde.

I aim to piss off at least one hippie tomorrow. My patriotic duty.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (RzZOc)

640 BC, you're quite the hero.

(Sounds snarky in text, wouldn't be in person.)

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (zo/PD)

641 Y'all sure do love those hummers.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:36 AM (Vm8WO)



Yup. Sorta like I never met a girl who didn't......enjoy a guy who could roll his R's.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (GEICT)

642 Damn, AOP, with the old shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (VXYfi)

643 633 Not counting, but feeling "cloudy with a chance of mistakes".
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:40 AM

What? Where the hell are the meatballs?!!'

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:43 AM (Vm8WO)

644 640 BC, you're quite the hero.

(Sounds snarky in text, wouldn't be in person.)

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (zo/PD)




Ha!

*bows*

One does one's humble best.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:43 AM (GEICT)

645 ..."Worst experience with boobs I ever had."
-Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 04, 2015 01:41 AM (xSCb6)

*types*

...*deletes*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:43 AM (OQ9R7)

646 Obama lied to my white president and I do not like that. We demand that Bush arrest Obama now for his crimes against Caucasians.

Posted by: The Anti-Matter Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro,VT at July 04, 2015 01:43 AM (mZzew)

647 "What? Where the hell are the meatballs?!!'"
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:43 AM (Vm8WO)

Freezer.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

648 Anti-Matter Mary is creeping me out...

Posted by: SMFH at it all at July 04, 2015 01:44 AM (kmtse)

649 G'Night, Jim. Godspeed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:45 AM (OQ9R7)

650 634 http://preview.tinyurl.com/nol7vbc

The thought of electronic power steering gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I gather that electronic brakes are in the works. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Huma at July 04, 2015 01:17 AM (9mTYi)


Yeah. Color me "unimpressed" by the "push to start" feature on new cars. 1954 Studebakers had push-button start, if you had an automatic transmission. You still had to insert the key and turn on the ignition, but there was a dedicated chrome button for the starter. That was because the manual-shift cars had the starter button under the clutch pedal, activated by depressing the clutch to the floor.


The hot-rod marketplace is selling electric power steering as a stand-alone. No reason it should be any more problematic than hydraulic power steering.


Did you know that Studebaker actually developed fully-mechanical power steering? Driven by a belt off the front of the engine, it contained a mess of gears and clutches. It got written up in the service manual, and a few 1953 cars were sold with it. All got recalled, and replaced with Saginaw hydraulic power steering. It was never fully explained why, but I'm guessing some person had the mechanical system unexpectedly go to full lock all on its own, and panicked, and the company decided there was a risk of a company-killing lawsuit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 01:40 AM (bUcRA)



Did you see the Ford recall? http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2015/07/02/ ford-issues-safety-recall -on-software-issue/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

651 635 BBD, every time I see your name I get a slight headache because I'm reminded of a birthday back in my early 20s.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 04, 2015 01:41 AM

This is sadz. Why haven't you motorboated copious amounts to real boobehs to replace the sadz with happiez?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:45 AM (Vm8WO)

652 Dude, there you are. Saw the stuff you said in the rag on sulu thread.
So tell me, awesome drugs, excellent booze, severe sleep deprivation,
all 3?


Which rag on Sulu thread? I didn't see one today. But I'm sure I was f'ing hilarious, even if I wasn't there.

Now the Vox thread was fun. I had a few laughs, and then the funny people really tore into it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:46 AM (UVfht)

653 " Anti-Matter Mary is creeping me out..."


Don't let it get to you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 04, 2015 01:47 AM (VXYfi)

654 I actually almost told a girl to stop one time. So disappointing. That legend about girls with tongue studs was totally ruined that night.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:35 AM (GEICT)

*****
Obligatory. Charlotte is down with Beejers.

http://tinyurl.com/p6gzajx

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 01:47 AM (2z4UX)

655 http://tinyurl.com/pfzwz7e

Aaaaaand, the next entry in the moron lifestyle exposed.

Now, which one of you....

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 04, 2015 01:47 AM (+YMhA)

656 >>>Y'all sure do love those hummers.

Yep. Sure do. And you gyno-Americans do seem to love a cunning linguist. IYKWIM.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:48 AM (e+1S5)

657 641 Yup. Sorta like I never met a girl who didn't......enjoy a guy who could roll his R's.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM

Honestly, lotta one trick ponies out there. Meh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:48 AM (Vm8WO)

658 I'm glad I did. Would you rather I be some other sort of person? 
- cthulhu
----------------------------
Not at all, man. In fact:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBZnGk1nAjw

*there's a good story related to this exchange. I once spent a night in jail, and cooth feels responsible. It's funny now - not so much that night...

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:48 AM (LbjC3)

659 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 01:47 AM (2z4UX)


Charlotte McKinney can do, or not do, any damn thing she wants.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:48 AM (GEICT)

660 Did you see the Ford recall? http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2015/07/02/ ford-issues-safety-recall -on-software-issue/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:45 AM (EzgxV)


Yeah, a post on that from Mike Hammer is what prompted my soliloquy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 01:49 AM (bUcRA)

661 "Yup. Sorta like I never met a girl who didn't......enjoy a guy who could roll his R's."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:42 AM (GEICT)

As an "elder" in that area, I can go back to Sam Kinison's advice. "Lick The Alphabet". When you get to "T", make sure you make enough "T" for everyone in Britain.

Then roll the "R"s and make sure she feels like that will be your only meal ever again, ever.

I've been grabbed *humblebrag* more than once with "The Look". It is unmistakeable and if you've never seen it?

...you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:50 AM (OQ9R7)

662 Honestly, lotta one trick ponies out there. Meh

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best:

https://youtu.be/guTJodJNDM0

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:51 AM (UVfht)

663 Alberta - Never heard about the Studie all-mechanical thing. Sounds very interesting. Need to look into it.

Re the after-market power steering; it obviously makes life easier for the builder, but as a driver, I would be nervous. Fly-by-wire is spooky. Consider the immediate case of the Ford 'OFF' switch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:52 AM (9mTYi)

664 I am proud to be normal and hetrosexual. We love our country and everything that the US stands for! Are you??

Posted by: The Anti-Matter Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro,VT at July 04, 2015 01:52 AM (mZzew)

665
Hear those commercials on the radio.

"Cyprus. It's called a bail in"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 04, 2015 01:38 AM (W5DcG)


The nasty rumor in that one was that Cyprus was printing un-sanctioned Euros, and that was the way the central bank determined the money supply should be balanced.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 04, 2015 01:52 AM (3pRHP)

666 652 Now the Vox thread was fun. Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:46 AM (UVfht)

Yeah, the Vox thread. It was ... Interesting the places your thoughts were jumping

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:52 AM (Vm8WO)

667 Controversy.

Posted by: Brethren of the Common Life at July 04, 2015 01:53 AM (jO03y)

668 YES! All your souls are belonging to me!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:53 AM (Vm8WO)

669 Yeah, the Vox thread. It was ... Interesting the places your thoughts were jumping

Yeah, if the human mind is the world's greatest computer, mine needs a reformat.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:54 AM (UVfht)

670 Yeah, the Vox thread. It was ... Interesting the places your thoughts were jumping
Posted by: bebe's
--------------

Ace just threw that down like a hockey puck, and off the players went..

Damned interesting though. Too bad it wasn't all posted at the VOX site.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:55 AM (9mTYi)

671 Charlotte McKinney can do, or not do, any damn thing she wants.

My first thought was, she is someone's daughter.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:55 AM (86JwB)

672 658 I'm glad I did. Would you rather I be some other sort of person?
- cthulhu
----------------------------
Not at all, man. In fact:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBZnGk1nAjw

*there's a good story related to this exchange. I once spent a night in jail, and cooth feels responsible. It's funny now - not so much that night...

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 01:48 AM (LbjC3)




I was responsible, I did my best under the circumstances, and boy have you ever stepped in it, 'cause it's not my story to tell.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

673 We are all going to be driving Cuba era cars if TSHTF.

Posted by: Robinson at July 04, 2015 01:55 AM (1SHv1)

674 Those, (Vox), threads allow me to be a little unique, but they get old fast. Once I get to seven or eight posts, I see repeats and they just die off.

I can go for about an hour before I lose interest.

-Phrasing.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:56 AM (OQ9R7)

675 I have to give props to men. Never had a bad one in the cunning department. It's almost like they want to please women or something. But I know that can't be right, according to my betters in higher educational institutions..

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:56 AM (zo/PD)

676 Damned interesting though. Too bad it wasn't all posted at the VOX site.

Give it some time. They've got to write stories to go with all the clickbaits we gave them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 01:57 AM (UVfht)

677 All your souls are belonging to me!
Posted by: bebe's
------------------

Uh..., did you ever read 'The Ransom of Red Chief', by O. Henry?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:57 AM (9mTYi)

678 My first thought was, she is someone's daughter.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 01:55 AM (86JwB)



An excellent point. I wonder what her mom looks like.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (GEICT)

679 >>>YES! All your souls are belonging to me!

I can think of worse uses for it. Besides, it's not like I was using for anything.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (e+1S5)

680 "YES! All your souls are belonging to me!"
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:53 AM (Vm8WO)

My soul belongs to Jesus. My ass, on the other hand, is still available for the low-low price of forty-nine ninety-five.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (OQ9R7)

681 668 YES! All your souls are belonging to me!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 01:53 AM (Vm8WO)



Congrats, Bebe!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

682 My ass, on the other hand, is still available for the low-low price of forty-nine ninety-five.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (OQ9R7)




......dude..............phrasing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (GEICT)

683 Uh..., did you ever read 'The Ransom of Red Chief', by O. Henry?
Posted by: Mike
--------------------
"IT LOOKED like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama -- Bill Driscoll and myself -- when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, "during a moment of temporary mental apparition"; but we didn't find that out till later....."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (9mTYi)

684 -Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 01:56 AM (zo/PD)

Sam Kinison was one helluva man.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (OQ9R7)

685 YES! All your souls are belonging to me!

Oh sure, our souls. No one wants us just for our bodies.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 02:00 AM (UVfht)

686 677 Uh..., did you ever read 'The Ransom of Red Chief', by O. Henry?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:57 AM (9mTYi)

Heh. I put em all in an aquarium & tease them with purple lace & pudding & cupcakes. They don't give me any trouble.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:00 AM (Vm8WO)

687 An excellent point. I wonder what her mom looks like.


I love you guys!!

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 02:00 AM (86JwB)

688 >>>......dude..............phrasing.

Sterling Archer said that's not a Thing anymore. More's the pity.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:01 AM (e+1S5)

689 682 My ass, on the other hand, is still available for the low-low price of forty-nine ninety-five.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (OQ9R7)
......dude..............phrasing.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (GEICT)

Bawhney Fwank weighs in in 5, 4, 3 ...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:02 AM (Vm8WO)

690 ......dude..............phrasing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:59 AM (GEICT)

You're telling me that you've got the money?

...c'mere.

The first thousand is non-negotiable. You get to see it.

The next three thousand gets you in the room.

When the credit card clears for the last Nine-Hundred Ninety-Five?

...we've got a deal.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:03 AM (OQ9R7)

691 >>>Oh sure, our souls. No one wants us just for our bodies.

Speak for yourself, homie.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:03 AM (e+1S5)

692 Bawhney Fwank weighs in in 5, 4, 3 ...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:02 AM (Vm8WO)



Nah, pretty sure Slap is too old to be a Congressional page.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 02:03 AM (GEICT)

693 Re the after-market power steering; it obviously makes life easier for the builder, but as a driver, I would be nervous. Fly-by-wire is spooky. Consider the immediate case of the Ford 'OFF' switch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 01:52 AM (9mTYi)


But the Ford case is an issue of introducing complexity in the guise of simplicity. The "engine off" switch is a function of the body control module, and has software associated with it. Fewer parts in total, and easier for the robots/factory monkeys to assemble, but it becomes impossible to troubleshoot the engine kill function independently of all the other functions of the body control module.


I recently purchased an electric power steering unit of the type used in Saturn Ion cars. It requires a speed signal from the ECM to control how much boost is provided, max at near-zero speed, minimum at higher speed. But there is an eBay vendor from Portugal who sells, quite cheap, a pulser that replaces that ECM signal, and allows the user to dial in as much assist as desired. No ECM required.


If the electric assist fails, manual steering is retained; it's not steer-by-wire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:04 AM (bUcRA)

694 Forty-Four isn't "page" material. ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:05 AM (OQ9R7)

695 I know I'm mostly a lurker who only gets to chat with you when hubby's away, but still feel compelled to say goodnight. I have great affection for all y'all.

Posted by: Kalneva at July 04, 2015 02:05 AM (zo/PD)

696
I'm out.
I'll leave with a quote from Ike, that I've put up before today.., OK, technically yesterday:

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. - Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) (Inaugural Address, 20 January 1953)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 02:06 AM (9mTYi)

697 685 Oh sure, our souls. No one wants us just for our bodies.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 02:00 AM (

You have to post beefcake pics ( a la mystery 'Ron, strictly pG. though I think CDR M should just fess up its Jim already but I digress) before the 'ettes commit to wanting you for your bods.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:06 AM (Vm8WO)

698 I know I'm mostly a lurker who only gets to chat with you when
hubby's away, but still feel compelled to say goodnight. I have great
affection for all y'all.


Good night stateline lady.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 04, 2015 02:07 AM (UVfht)

699 >>>I know I'm mostly a lurker who only gets to chat with you when hubby's away, but still feel compelled to say goodnight. I have great affection for all y'all.

The feeling is mutual. I remember you were around more back when I first de-lurked many moons ago.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:07 AM (e+1S5)

700 G'Night, Kalneeva and Hammer.

Love the Eisenhower quote! Reaganesque!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:08 AM (OQ9R7)

701 691 Speak for yourself, homie.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:03 AM

Yeah, he posted a tasty pic. We'd take his bod

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:08 AM (Vm8WO)

702 An excellent point. I wonder what her mom looks like.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 01:58 AM (GEICT)

***

And herein lies the rub for someone your age. Too old for Charlotte, too young for what is sure to be a delicious Mommy.

Going image hunting. BRB.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 02:09 AM (cygkw)

703 Nite MH and kalneva. xoxo

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 02:10 AM (86JwB)

704 If the electric assist fails, manual steering is retained; it's not steer-by-wire.
Posted by: Alberta
----------------------------

Got it.
I really should look into those, as I have no idea how they actually work. Anyhow. Bed time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 04, 2015 02:11 AM (9mTYi)

705 Nite kalneva, hammer.

Damn autocumber, CDR M should fess up its HIM

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:11 AM (Vm8WO)

706 And herein lies the rub for someone your age. Too old for Charlotte, too young for what is sure to be a delicious Mommy.

Going image hunting. BRB.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 02:09 AM (cygkw)



Uh, I'm 34. (Well, I will be in less than two weeks.) She's 23.

She's 10 years and 1 month younger than me. That sounds like it works just fine.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 02:11 AM (GEICT)

707 We've already had a suspicious incident where someone inconvenient to the government may have lost control of their vehicle because of software and ended up dead -- http://www.theblaze.com/stories /2013/07/08/three-weeks-later- details-about-reporter-michael -hastings-death-in-fiery-car -crash-remain-a-mystery/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:12 AM (EzgxV)

708 612 @544 Yep. You KNOW the Reds are casting longing eyes at all that lovely money sitting in 401(k)s doing nothing, as they see it, when there are all those causes crying out for money to be wasted on them...
--------------------

As things are, I occasionally see politicians put forth the idea of taxing the money in Roths. Keep in mind that the money in a Roth is taxed as regular income *before* it's put into the Roth account (as opposed to a regular 401(k), where the money isn't taxed until it's withdrawn). The rationale is that Roths are just "rich people" retirement accounts, since they don't have the maximum annual contribution rules that 401(k)s do.
Posted by: junior at July 04, 2015 01:33 AM (3m3mw)


Right about when Obama was elected, they were all about appropriating that money and giving it to the SSA. Promised to recapitalize your new "account" to the value before the crash, in exchange for agreeing to a 3% APR and a whole $600 from the Fed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/magazine/14Ideas-Section2-C-t-001.html

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 04, 2015 02:12 AM (Edob3)

709
693 Such a pulsar completely defeats the point of variable-assist power steering. That's a really obvious and super-lame modification.
Having the same rate of assist for high and low speeds is not only foolish and wasteful, I can see why it might be extraordinarily dangerous.

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:17 AM (YJeFl)

710 The Fundamental Transformation of America

The rule of law served to bind the government; the Progressive view is that the government should bind the law. Now, with conflicting rights, we have the idea of "balancing" rights against each other, either exulting or diminishing one right over another based on some vague government desire.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9457

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 02:17 AM (7YlUk)

711 The Fundamental Transformation of America

The rule of law served to bind the government; the Progressive view is that the government should bind the law. Now, with conflicting rights, we have the idea of "balancing" rights against each other, either exulting or diminishing one right over another based on some vague government desire.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9457

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 02:17 AM (7YlUk)

712 Now I'm dealing with the "kids". A pitcher and a bodybuilder...

Just because my pectorals have turned "boobie" doesn't mean that I couldn't handle the both of you.

Okay, maybe it does, but I'll have you know that I get tired mowing the lawn can still "hold my own".

Shit. I'm too nice to threaten people, let alone upstanding "Hordelings".

*pats you both on the head*

-You're good eggs. The both of youz.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:18 AM (OQ9R7)

713 Google, The Battle Flag, and the Schutzstaffel

Since the Confederate Battle flag is so beyond the pale that Google shouldn't even list the item for sale by others, one must ask what Google finds morally acceptable?

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=9447

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 02:18 AM (7YlUk)

714 Miss anything good in the ONT tonight?

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 02:20 AM (7YlUk)

715 >>>too young for what is sure to be a delicious Mommy.

Silly human. Cougar hunting is so much fun, I made it a career (so to speak).

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:20 AM (e+1S5)

716 We've already had a suspicious incident where someone inconvenient to the government may have lost control of their vehicle because of software and ended up dead -- http://www.theblaze.com/stories /2013/07/08/three-weeks-later- details-about-reporter-michael -hastings-death-in-fiery-car -crash-remain-a-mystery/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:12 AM (EzgxV)


Well, I don't know how much credence to put into that story, but for my own part, I wouldn't be adding anything that uses software. Now, that Saturn Ion steering assist might have some firmware on board to take the pulses from the ECM and translate that into a signal to control the assist level. But if it can be "fooled" by pulses from an outboard pulse generator, it's probably just some PWM-type circuits. And as long as the device can't communicate with the Internet, or other devices in the car, it can't readily be hacked.


And the vehicle it's intended for doesn't have any on-board electronics, not even spark plugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:20 AM (bUcRA)

717 She's 10 years and 1 month younger than me. That sounds like it works just fine.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 02:11 AM (GEICT)

***

Well, sure, for you.

If one is Charlotte, roughly as hot as the Sun, cool, and young, gotta believe just not so much with that math.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at July 04, 2015 02:21 AM (cygkw)

718 715 Silly human. Cougar hunting is so much fun, I made it a career (so to speak).
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:20 AM

How did she like the LaPerla?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:22 AM (Vm8WO)

719 >>>Now I'm dealing with the "kids". A pitcher and a bodybuilder...

Listen, you. I'm not now, nor have I ever been, a body builder. I'm an athlete. Ain't no body builder alive that can run a sub 6:00 mile.

Time for another shot?

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:23 AM (e+1S5)

720

And as long as the device can't communicate with the Internet, or other devices in the car, it can't readily be hacked.

I seem to recall that early (mid-70's) electronic fuel injection systems could be crashed by truckers with linear amps attached to their CB radios.

From what I've seen, modern systems are reasonably well shielded, but a steering system might be just be vulnerable to EM pulses ... maybe a high-powered ignition, maybe a weird path to ground for something else, ...

Posted by: Arbalest at July 04, 2015 02:25 AM (FlRtG)

721 716 We've already had a suspicious incident where someone inconvenient to the government may have lost control of their vehicle because of software and ended up dead -- http://www.theblaze.com/stories /2013/07/08/three-weeks-later- details-about-reporter-michael -hastings-death-in-fiery-car -crash-remain-a-mystery/

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:12 AM (EzgxV)


Well, I don't know how much credence to put into that story, but for my own part, I wouldn't be adding anything that uses software. Now, that Saturn Ion steering assist might have some firmware on board to take the pulses from the ECM and translate that into a signal to control the assist level. But if it can be "fooled" by pulses from an outboard pulse generator, it's probably just some PWM-type circuits. And as long as the device can't communicate with the Internet, or other devices in the car, it can't readily be hacked.


And the vehicle it's intended for doesn't have any on-board electronics, not even spark plugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:20 AM (bUcRA)




I should point out that I wasn't a fan of the guy....but that a plausible case can be made that he was murdered by having his drive-by-wire car hacked is very chilling.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:25 AM (EzgxV)

722
716 It's PWM signal based on the ecm's translations of the speed of change read by the steering angle sensor.
Which is why the SAS has to be checked/reset when you do an alignment now.

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:25 AM (YJeFl)

723 >>>How did she like the LaPerla?

I went with Hanky Panky. Plus a little black lace garter that I'm a huge fan of. After a week in the Keys, plus the artwork purchases while we were down there, I couldn't justify a $500 babydoll.

But it's saved, and she's got a birthday in the fall.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:26 AM (e+1S5)

724 693 Such a pulsar completely defeats the point of variable-assist power steering. That's a really obvious and super-lame modification.
Having the same rate of assist for high and low speeds is not only foolish and wasteful, I can see why it might be extraordinarily dangerous.

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:17 AM (YJeFl)


Well, it's a work-around. But the classic hydraulic power steering is not speed-sensitive, is it? Now that may have been added with the advent of ECM's, but back in the '60's and '70's, whatever boost you got was what you got.


Anyway, my plan to implement this is to buy one of the pulsers, and see what makes it tick. The boost control is nothing but a potentiometer. It would be dead-nuts easy to have several potentiometers (or fixed resistors), switched by the transmission. Maximum boost in low gear and reverse, 70% in second, 50% in third, maybe 10% in sixth (overdrive).

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:27 AM (bUcRA)

725 720 ... someone arcwelding in the car...

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:27 AM (YJeFl)

726 I've got about fourteen oz. in my pilsner glass. I'll chug it for a toast.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:28 AM (OQ9R7)

727 723 But it's saved, and she's got a birthday in the fall.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:26 AM

Ha, that sounds more like a present for you.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:29 AM (Vm8WO)

728 -Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:23 AM (e+1S5)

Ran it in 5:45.

...when I was eighteen!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:29 AM (OQ9R7)

729 725 720 ... someone arcwelding in the car...

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:27 AM (YJeFl)



No, just part of the software suite on a well-equipped Mercedes.




Which, BTW, explains why I carry a "dumb phone" that barely understands telephone calls.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:30 AM (EzgxV)

730 ...twelve oz., now.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:31 AM (OQ9R7)

731
724 First thing we need to be clear on is whether we're talking about vehicle speed or speed of steering wheel movement. The system you're proposing is based on vehicle speed which may not be the way you want to go-
Just from watching a pressure guage I believe the hydraulic systems varied pressure based on load.

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:32 AM (YJeFl)

732 From what I've seen, modern systems are reasonably well shielded, but a steering system might be just be vulnerable to EM pulses ... maybe a high-powered ignition, maybe a weird path to ground for something else, ...

Posted by: Arbalest at July 04, 2015 02:25 AM (FlRtG)


Yeah. Remember, this unit I'm talking about is an assist. The solid mechanical link between the steering wheel and the steering box is still there. A strong person could probably overpower the assist unit if it were to "fail to max", but I will probably put a kill switch in the circuit. Just cut off power to the electric motor, and you have manual steering once more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:33 AM (bUcRA)

733 730 ...twelve oz., now.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:31 AM (OQ9R7)



Here's to all of those we love;



And here's to why we love them.



Here's to that great God above;



There ain't no one beyond him.



Slainte!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

734
Michael Hasting had a history of mental illness and drug abuse. His wife had kicked him out and his brothers had just flown in to do an intervention and get him hospitalized. There was nothing suspicious about his death. He committed suicide.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 04, 2015 02:34 AM (iQIUe)

735 729 I have a very strong impression that with a sufficiently powerful arcwelder one could defeat a lojack

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:35 AM (YJeFl)

736 Heh.
Team America just started on comedy channel. Perfect way to open Independence Day.
One more shot, and I'm off to laugh myself to sleep.

Posted by: Chi at July 04, 2015 02:36 AM (AQWos)

737 >>>Ha, that sounds more like a present for you.

It'll be something we can both enjoy. And we both get to unwrap it.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:36 AM (e+1S5)

738 -Yesterday's gone.
-Today is the best.
-We love who we love.
-Eschew all the mess.

-Tomorrow is something.
-We live for the purpose.
-Might fate find us well.
-No matter my surface.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:36 AM (OQ9R7)

739 *Hoist!*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:37 AM (OQ9R7)

740 734
Michael Hasting had a history of mental illness and drug abuse. His wife had kicked him out and his brothers had just flown in to do an intervention and get him hospitalized. There was nothing suspicious about his death. He committed suicide.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 04, 2015 02:34 AM (iQIUe)



Like I said -- not a fan.....but the software capabilities of his car raise serious doubts regarding security.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

741 Alright Horde, I think I'm gonna call it quits. Got a day of eating and drinking and an evening of colorfully blowing some shit up.

Oh and there might possibly be a post from me tomorrow. Depends on if someone puts it up. We shall see.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (GEICT)

742
732 That's interesting. I can't imagine that a fail to max is impossible but it's notable I've never seen or heard of one.
"Fail to max". Story of my life-

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (YJeFl)

743 night nerds.

I leave everyone with this because it's important(I posted it last night): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz_0utCrm0

Posted by: thathalfrican at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (R5HRU)

744 I should have said "our" surface, but being the cantankerous sort, I Freudian Slipped.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:39 AM (OQ9R7)

745 G'Night BC and thathalfrican.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:40 AM (OQ9R7)

746 740 You're right to worry

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:40 AM (YJeFl)

747 Still thinking about the Jeep in a Crate concept.

CKD, open top with a flip-over mechanism, inverter, attachment points.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 04, 2015 02:40 AM (fYgrm)

748 740 Although the good thing about electricity is that anything anyone can do to my car I can do to theirs...

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:43 AM (YJeFl)

749 First thing we need to be clear on is whether we're talking about vehicle speed or speed of steering wheel movement. The system you're proposing is based on vehicle speed which may not be the way you want to go-
Just from watching a pressure guage I believe the hydraulic systems varied pressure based on load.

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:32 AM (YJeFl)


Well the old hydraulic systems typically had a tiny torsion bar in the valve body section of the steering box, and cranking on the wheel would twist that bar, and you had valve spools linked to each end of that torsion bar, and radial displacement of one relative to the other would let hydraulic pressure pass to the power piston.


At low speeds, say when parking, it takes a lot of effort to turn the front wheels, so it was easy to get a large deflection on the torsion bar, and hence a lot of pressure to the piston. At road speed, the front wheels aren't experiencing static friction, so less effort from the steering box is needed. Hence the torsion bar doesn't deflect as much, and less boost is provided. All you have to do is drive a car with manual steering to understand what I mean there. It's not so much that the boost is speed-sensitive as it is that the required steering effort diminishes with speed, and boost is controlled by by the delta between required effort and actual operator input.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:43 AM (bUcRA)

750 >>>Ran it in 5:45. ...when I was eighteen!

That's better than my PR. I did run 3 miles in 18:36 back in aught eight. And I did run a 5:50 mile at age 31.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:44 AM (e+1S5)

751 >>>G'Night BC and thathalfrican.

Seconded.

It's way past my own bedtime. But fuck it.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:45 AM (e+1S5)

752 746 740 You're right to worry

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:40 AM (YJeFl)



Worrying is one of my best tricks.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

753 Like I said -- not a fan.....but the software capabilities of his car raise serious doubts regarding security.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

============

Okay, nutter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 04, 2015 02:47 AM (iQIUe)

754 Oh and this bitch Ghilarducci doesn't think you are competent to manage your own retirement.

She has a bit of a point - many folks aren't equipped to do it - but she thinks no one other than herself and her fellows are qualified to manage your retirement for you, no matter.

http://tinyurl.com/p7urflr

She's all about defined-benefit, and refuses to see the benefit of defined-contribution - that the money belongs to the person, not the company.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 04, 2015 02:47 AM (Edob3)

755 750That's better than my PR. I did run 3 miles in 18:36 back in aught eight. And I did run a 5:50 mile at age 31.
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:44 AM

Pikers. I used to turn 5 miles on a cross country 1 mile loop in 35:30. It has been a few though, my ankles have been kinda bitchy.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 02:49 AM (Vm8WO)

756 732 That's interesting. I can't imagine that a fail to max is impossible but it's notable I've never seen or heard of one.
"Fail to max". Story of my life-

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:38 AM (YJeFl)


Yeah, I don't see a "fail to max" in an electric steering assist as being very likely, either. Much more likely, it just quits altogether, or becomes intermittent. I could do without steering assist altogether at speeds over about 20 mph. I mean the vehicle in question, a motor coach, has none now, and that's the way it was built. My main goal in adding the electric assist would be to make it easier to maneuver in parking situations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 02:50 AM (bUcRA)

757 Nice rendition of Amazing Grace over at WZ by Condi Rice and a violist.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 02:51 AM (86JwB)

758
I'd be nervous tho about hacking into your trans control module to vary assist based on the gear you're in; it would be better to just go off of the VSS signal

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:52 AM (YJeFl)

759 >>>I used to turn 5 miles on a cross country 1 mile loop in 35:30.

So...a 7:06 split. That's pretty quick. For a chick.

*hides manfully behind the couch*

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:54 AM (e+1S5)

760 755 My ankles have also negatively affected my mile times ever since it's been two decades since I could see them when I'm standing up

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:54 AM (YJeFl)

761 "That's better than my PR. I did run 3 miles in 18:36 back in aught eight. And I did run a 5:50 mile at age 31."
-Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:44 AM (e+1S5)

I ran all the time back then. I also rode my BMX, ten-speed and subsequent mountain bike everywhere.

I was all legs before I went out for the soccer team. Yeah. That's right. Wanna fight about it?

I was cut from the HS soccer team because they were #1 in the State of Ohio and I was just a noob. I should have gone out for goalie, because ours sucked.

That happened in my Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. I never gave up because Fuck Them.

You were required to run the mile in under six minutes to continue to practice with the team.

I did it for three years in-a-row, with my best time in my Senior year at 5:45.

By the time I was 31? I was a smoker and a drinker, (duh), so I'll bet my time would have been north of 9:00. ...and then I would have collapsed, dead.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 02:55 AM (OQ9R7)

762 758 The vss signal is just a sine wave usually

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:55 AM (YJeFl)

763 rofl.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 02:56 AM (86JwB)

764 By the time I was 31? I was a smoker and a drinker, (duh), so I'll bet my time would have been north of 9:00. ...and then I would have collapsed, dead.


Bitter?

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:00 AM (86JwB)

765 I'd be nervous tho about hacking into your trans control module to vary assist based on the gear you're in; it would be better to just go off of the VSS signal

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 02:52 AM (YJeFl)


Dude! There is no trans control module. There is no engine control module. All driver inputs are carried to the driveline by linkage rods. Manual shift, muscle-operated clutch, armstrong steering, and air brakes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 03:01 AM (bUcRA)

766 765 So then how would you vary the assist by which gear you're in???

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 03:02 AM (YJeFl)

767 759 So...a 7:06 split. That's pretty quick. For a chick.
*hides manfully behind the couch*
Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 02:54 A

My dad used to just shake his head at how that broke down. I'd go out fast with a 6:30, lose a whole minute on mile 2, then chew it back down until mile 5 was back down to 6:30. I should go back to the trainer once I get through probation. I still want to do the boot camp challenge at mcrd San Diego during fleet week, & the mud run at Pendleton. Grimmy said he'd do both if I can get the ankles to cooperate. Then would need to fill out the team for both.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 03:03 AM (Vm8WO)

768 But, man... that's all we did was play outside! We shot hoops, rode bikes, ran, played weird forms of "less-than-nine" baseball and backyard football.

(My knees are still screwed-up from backyard football. My Dad was right. They hurt now.)

...but it didn't matter back then. We were fucking warriors who braved the snow, cold, wet, rain, bruises, welts, breaks and hyper-extensions.

We fought with each other to the point of bloody noses and black eyes. We pummeled each other to the point of anguish. We outran each other to the point of exhaustion.

We were kids. We did what kids should be doing. We were "Real World", not an "Exercise".

I'd give anything to be back in those days. Bloody lips and all.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:05 AM (OQ9R7)

769 768 And should your kids get caught acting that way today, you're going to jail and they're going to foster care

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 03:07 AM (YJeFl)

770 So then how would you vary the assist by which gear you're in???

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 03:02 AM (YJeFl)

Put some microswitches on the shifter shaft on top of the transmission. The shaft moves in and out, and rotates a few degrees. Rotation selects which gate you are in, fore/aft selects which gear in that gate. Same principal as a VW beetle transmission shifter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 03:07 AM (bUcRA)

771 "Bitter?"
-Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:00 AM (86JwB)

Nope. I made my way with a business I opened when I was 26. I wouldn't say "bitter", but I would advise against my particular "path". ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:08 AM (OQ9R7)

772 768 But, man... that's all we did was play outside!
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:05 AM

Yep. "What are you doing inside". "Watching cartoons." "No. Go outside. If I see you before lunchtime for anything other than using the head, you're in trouble."

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 03:09 AM (Vm8WO)

773 Crap, it's late. Got to go to bed. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 04, 2015 03:10 AM (bUcRA)

774 -Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 04, 2015 03:09 AM (Vm8WO)

During the Winter, we were outside first. It was only after people had to leave or the weather got crazy that we went inside to play the Atari 2600 or Intellivision.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:12 AM (OQ9R7)

775 G'Night, AOP.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:13 AM (OQ9R7)

776 I wanna second Cold 1!

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:13 AM (86JwB)

777 770 Sounds like work. Seems like it would be lots less work and more reliable/safer tojust two build a two- or three- level switch circuit

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 03:13 AM (YJeFl)

778 "I wanna second Cold 1!"
-Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:13 AM (86JwB)

There's only one of me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:16 AM (OQ9R7)

779 >>>My dad used to just shake his head at how that broke down

That's because your dad is smart. Pacing isn't weak, it's just being tactically proficient.

I'd love to stay, but the ipad says it's dying and the clock says I'm a dumbass.

Y'all have a good one, I'm out.

Posted by: DC in River City at July 04, 2015 03:18 AM (e+1S5)

780 Damnit! Red Eye is a repeat. The Time Warner Cable "guide" said *new*.

Grrrr...

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)

781 G'Night, DC.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:19 AM (OQ9R7)

782 There's only one of me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:16 AM (OQ9R7)


As someone who identifies as trans-Slapweasel, I must disagree...

Posted by: Trans Everything!!1! at July 04, 2015 03:19 AM (7YlUk)

783 Slap, I luve you, one more beer a smoke and I'm otta here.

Hugs and kisses hordlings.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:20 AM (86JwB)

784 hi, sorry for being late to the party

how is everyone this evening?


Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:20 AM (2XMpf)

785 Grace to you, Infidel! Enjoy the rest of your evening, Ma'am!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:21 AM (OQ9R7)

786 "As someone who identifies as trans-Slapweasel, I must disagree..."
-Posted by: Trans Everything!!1! at July 04, 2015 03:19 AM (7YlUk)

Mister, Hat! You're just horrible! LOL.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:23 AM (OQ9R7)

787 feel better chemjeff. Moar alchohol.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:23 AM (86JwB)

788 I'm drunk, chemjeff. I'm simply holding court until real intelligence comes along.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:24 AM (OQ9R7)

789 yeah I have beer in the fridge but I think it would just make my cough worse


Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:25 AM (2XMpf)

790 I am going to run one more calculation then go to bed myself

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:26 AM (2XMpf)

791 Not gonna happen, at least tonight. Intelligence

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:27 AM (86JwB)

792 Hall's cough drops are okay. I don't even know the active ingredient, nor its real-time effect on the afflicted area, but I faithfully suckle at their teat.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:27 AM (OQ9R7)

793 "Not gonna happen, at least tonight. Intelligence."
-Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:27 AM (86JwB)

Were it up to me to provide it? We'd all be doomed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:28 AM (OQ9R7)

794 active ingredient is menthol, i have a bag myself

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:30 AM (2XMpf)

795 A cold beer will clear the throat, chemjeff.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:30 AM (86JwB)

796 "Active ingredient is menthol, I have a bag myself."
-Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:30 AM (2XMpf)

Seems like it is time to move up to something "harder". Like Robitussin.

It has 50% more "tussin" than any other cough remedy.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:34 AM (OQ9R7)

797 A cold beer will clear the throat, chemjeff.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:30 AM (86JwB)


...but Val-U-Rite will sterilize it...

Posted by: The Sterile... no wait, that sounds bad... um... the Verile yet anti-bacterial Hat at July 04, 2015 03:35 AM (7YlUk)

798 that's just what I need more tussin in my diet
brilliant!

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:35 AM (2XMpf)

799 780 Damnit! Red Eye is a repeat. The Time Warner Cable "guide" said *new*.

Grrrr...
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)



Only thing worse than time warners shitty guide is their shitty dvr service. When it wasn't shutting down in the middle of a show for no reason and rebooting it was letting me know that a show I had set to record was unable to record at all for no reason. Much happier with AT&T uverse

Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 03:36 AM (sgPcJ)

800 I've always been to partial to Nyquil myself.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:36 AM (86JwB)

801 ya know, one of the moonshinin' morons should make and sell some Val-U-Rite brand liquor, I bet it would sell

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:37 AM (2XMpf)

802 If menthol is the active ingredient, then the irritants in those "Toothpaste Cigarettes" must be overwhelming.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:37 AM (OQ9R7)

803 My parents had ATT uverse but they canceled it, too expensive

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:38 AM (2XMpf)

804 Seems like it is time to move up to something "harder". Like Robitussin.

It has 50% more "tussin" than any other cough remedy.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:34 AM (OQ9R7)


The problem with tussin is that it contains Guafenisen which will induce vomiting if you chug too much.

Dextromethorphan sans Guafenisen will allow you to fry your mind while sparing your stomach...

A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqUmMCb4r-U

Posted by: The Oh God Clowns Are Under My Bed Trying To Kill Me!!1! at July 04, 2015 03:38 AM (7YlUk)

805 Posted by: The Oh God Clowns Are Under My Bed Trying To Kill Me!!1! at July 04, 2015 03:38 AM (7YlUk)


Hence, Valu-Rite cures all ills.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:43 AM (86JwB)

806 "Dextromethorphan sans Guafenisen will allow you to fry your mind while sparing your stomach..."
-Posted by: The Oh God Clowns Are Under My Bed Trying To Kill Me!!1! at July 04, 2015 03:38 AM (7YlUk)

I simply don't trust you. My imperative was a remedy for ticklethroat. You are an unserious person, Mr. Clowns Under My Bed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:43 AM (OQ9R7)

807 Slapweasel: *darns his socks*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:46 AM (OQ9R7)

808 yeah, stupid clowns

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:46 AM (2XMpf)

809 WHY CAN'T THE CLOWNS LEAVE ME ALONE????

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:47 AM (2XMpf)

810 Dextromethorphan sans ?Guafenisen will allow you to fry your mind while sparing your stomach..."

You say that like is a bad thing?

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:48 AM (86JwB)

811 -Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 03:36 AM (sgPcJ)

I don't have the DVR service, but the "On Demand" is spotty, at best.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:49 AM (OQ9R7)

812 Shit, still can't find a darning egg. Pisses me off!!!

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:49 AM (86JwB)

813 Ignore the Clowns Under Your Bed. They'll all get into a tiny car and drive to a suburban Big-Top soon enough. They'll starve, otherwise.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:51 AM (OQ9R7)

814 well that's a relief

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 03:52 AM (2XMpf)

815 "Shit, still can't find a darning egg. Pisses me off!!!"
-Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:49 AM (86JwB)

Allow me to talk you through this...

Step 1: Find an egg.
Step 2: Yell at it.
Step 3: Say, "Darn You, Egg!!!"
Step 4: Enjoy.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:54 AM (OQ9R7)

816 With the burning times coming, I need all the help I can get.

Those sock monkeys won't make themselves!

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 03:58 AM (86JwB)

817 In all seriousness, I hope you find your ovoid structure for the creation of whatever you were trying to... you know... create.

So...

There's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 03:59 AM (OQ9R7)

818 Only thing worse than time warners shitty guide is their shitty dvr service. When it wasn't shutting down in the middle of a show for no reason and rebooting it was letting me know that a show I had set to record was unable to record at all for no reason.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 03:36 AM (sgPcJ)


LOL. I have comcast and it does the same shit. The friggin box reboots itself every fukcing night at 2am. I guess they figure that most people won't notice that their shitty system has to be turned off and turned on every single night. What sort of company (other than a cable company) could get away with such ridiculously shitty service?

I had a guy who worked at comcast who used to live next door and I asked him why they would be rebooting every single night. He said, "updates" to which I laughed. I asked him how retarded they had to be to have updates every single day (not that anything ever looks better after the forced reboot).

I had assumed that only comcast was this bad ...

And don't even get my started on their piece of shit dvr ... I have my own dvr and record stuff to my own hard drive, which is the only way to do it, really.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 03:59 AM (MYSVz)

819 Remember that Oregon baker that has not only been forces to pay a six-digit fine for refusing to celebrate Same-Sex marriage, and has not been legally censored from talking about it?

Her is their donation page:

https://www.continuetogive.com/helpsweetcakesbymelissa

Posted by: The 1st Amendment Hat at July 04, 2015 03:59 AM (7YlUk)

820 While my patented "FutureVision" leaves out sock monkeys as "needs" during The Burning Times, that does not mean that they are unnecessary.

While an ancillary artifact, I am not privy to all the supply-and-demand requirements during such a tempestuous period.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:02 AM (OQ9R7)

821 ok good night all
hopefully tomorrow isn't as filled with coughing
or clowns
be well

Posted by: coughing chemjeff at July 04, 2015 04:03 AM (2XMpf)

822 Too deep for me. Im out.

Posted by: Infidel at July 04, 2015 04:06 AM (86JwB)

823 -Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 03:59 AM (MYSVz)

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

...this is a require weekly test for something that we'll never use. We've woken you up at three a.m. because we are requires to scream at you and fuck with you.

...this is only a test.

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:07 AM (OQ9R7)

824 *required... x2.

Proofreading has come to a Full Stop.

*ugh.*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:09 AM (OQ9R7)

825 G'Night Infidel and chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:09 AM (OQ9R7)

826 Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:07 AM (OQ9R7)

Heh. yeah .... that's another beauty. And I love the screen from 1973 and the way they hike the volume for it.

Frankly, there's no need or reason for any "Emergency Broadcast System". The channels can just choose to carry emergency bulletins, themselves and they'd do a much better job than the shit forced by the government.

I also like how it's supposed to be a monthly test but it seems to pop up much more frequently than that ... usually right when something important is happening in the movie or a big play is going on for a sporting event

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:12 AM (MYSVz)

827 826 It works well when you're trying to sleep with the tv on

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:14 AM (YJeFl)

828 If they didn't use "The Emergency Broadcast System" on 9/11/01?

...it is useless.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:16 AM (OQ9R7)

829 Uverse is maybe a bit more expensive than time warner. However I got a 100 dollar gift card for getting cable through them and another one of Internet. And the on the first year was discounted $60 bucks a month. And as for being more expensive that includes the wireless box for my tv in the bedroom so I get all channels on both tvs. And they have the east coast and west coast feeds for several channels making it a bit easier to dvr shows if many air at the same time. And the hard drive is definitely bigger.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 04:17 AM (sgPcJ)

830 It works well when you're trying to sleep with the tv on

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:14 AM (YJeFl)


"Your 3am wakeup call, sir ..."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:17 AM (MYSVz)

831 Another useless system paid for by the United States taxpayer. They are simply trolling me.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:18 AM (OQ9R7)

832 823 -Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 03:59 AM (MYSVz)

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

*BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP*

...this is a require weekly test for something that we'll never use. We've woken you up at three a.m. because we are requires to scream at you and fuck with you.

...this is only a test.

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:07 AM (OQ9R7)



I usually catch uverses on Fridays around noon. And theirs is a pop up on the bottom of the screen that. You can exit before it finishes.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 04:21 AM (sgPcJ)

833 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148744

I'm with the Kissinger Iran-Iraq War line on this one.

Posted by: JEM (sometimes The Devoceleraptor) at July 04, 2015 04:21 AM (o+SC1)

834 I've got one more beer before I fall over. For the lurkers out there, that means that you can ask me anything for another fifteen minutes.

...I might just answer you honestly.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:22 AM (OQ9R7)

835 Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 04:17 AM (sgPcJ)

I'm pretty close to getting rid of cable (anything for tv). I haven't watched any broadcast TV in over a decade and I stopped watching news on cable years ago when Fox and Fox business just irritated me too much. All I use cable for are pay channels and they mostly blow. On demand rarely has anything great and trying to navigate the retarded interface is too much of a hassle to bother with it if I don't know what I want to start with.

Just a broadband connection is all I really need, anymore.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:23 AM (MYSVz)

836 -Posted by: Buzzion at July 04, 2015 04:21 AM (sgPcJ)

TWC is at Three-Fucking AM. I've broken more remotes and cable boxes than I'd EVER care to admit.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:24 AM (OQ9R7)

837 -Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:23 AM (MYSVz)

If I weren't a sports junkie, I'd have ditched this shit long ago.

It is costing me as much as I used to pay for All of The Movie Channels with sports and food, essentially.

Two-Hundred bucks a month. For internet and MLB and NFL "extras".

I Hate These People!

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:28 AM (OQ9R7)

838 When in the Course of Human Events...

http://politicalhat.com/?p=9463

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 04:32 AM (7YlUk)

839 ...and my finger is fine. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:32 AM (OQ9R7)

840 Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:28 AM (OQ9R7)

I'm lucky. I only watch tennis and golf regularly (for sports) and those are pretty cheap channels. A lot of those can be streamed free. I can also live pretty well without them, anyway. Golf and tennis, being individual sports, means that I'm just watching the same people play each other over and over.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:34 AM (MYSVz)

841 837 I have a friend who reports that hookers can be had for $5 in his neighborhood. Meaning all that tv can be had for the opportunity cost of 40 hookers per month

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:36 AM (YJeFl)

842 -Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 04, 2015 04:34 AM (MYSVz)

I like Wimbledon. I have not seen enough to see any early-round upsets, but I've watched some nice rallies on the Men's side. I've also seen some ugly women.

Don't get me wrong. The womens' game is more competitive and a better all-around "Rally" game.

I just see underwear that I'd rather not see again.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:39 AM (OQ9R7)

843 -Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:36 AM (YJeFl)

Pimping Opportunity Open.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:41 AM (OQ9R7)

844 I am sloppy and drunk.

I wish you all the best...

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:42 AM (OQ9R7)

845 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1) (T) at July 04, 2015 04:42 AM (OQ9R7)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTqz8VbWFiw

Posted by: The Static Hat at July 04, 2015 04:47 AM (7YlUk)

846 843 I dunno what do you think my percentage of that $5 would be???

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:50 AM (YJeFl)

847 Hello? Can somebody hear me? This is Montana Civil Defense. Somebody please come in. Command and control have broken down. SAC Nellis. We're under attack. Anybody out there? CQ?

Posted by: The guy from Montana Civil Defense at July 04, 2015 04:53 AM (yxw0r)

848 Generation Hugbox

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pjtypm8

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 04:58 AM (7YlUk)

849
847 I hear you loud and clear.
Read relevant messages @ Western Rifle Shooters

Posted by: MAx at July 04, 2015 04:58 AM (YJeFl)

850 Night all.

Here is "Cavite" bu Baroness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLc7DdMkv7A

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 04, 2015 05:25 AM (7YlUk)

851 hunh. I just saw a hummingbird sitting on a wire.

man. socialists sap the energy out of everything

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at July 04, 2015 05:41 AM (Cq0oW)

852 For any others enjoying another dark night of the soul...

http://tinyurl.com/q7vjfq5

Condi Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker, "Amazing Grace."

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 04, 2015 05:54 AM (yxw0r)

853 *looking through old pics*

Remember when "Mujahideen" meant something good as it was anti-Soviet?

Good times... good times....

Posted by: American Mujahideen (the good kind)... at July 04, 2015 05:58 AM (7YlUk)

854 *looking through old pics*

Remember when "Mujahideen" meant something good as it was anti-Soviet?

Good times... good times....

Posted by: American Mujahideen (the good kind)... at July 04, 2015 05:58 AM (7YlUk)

855 EMT up...

Posted by: The Independent Hat at July 04, 2015 06:06 AM (7YlUk)

856 "Not a problem. No one accepted it as currency. Including state employees.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 04, 2015 01:06 AM (oKE6c)"

That is because the state would not accept it to pay taxes. If they did, the stuff would have some value. It would be discounted from real money and worthless outside California but value nonetheless. When people had to pay state taxes, they would look for this stuff to pay them with.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 04, 2015 06:09 AM (QHgTq)

857 One of the best ONTs ever.

Posted by: Kevin at July 04, 2015 08:26 AM (lIi3s)

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