Overnight Open Thread (7-17-2016)

Quote of the Day I

He said: "At this point I told myself, 'Shit, I'm going to die'." He was in fear for his life. However, despite being hit, he could still lift his hand to fire. He said to himself, "I'm not dying today. Not today. Any other day, maybe. It's not my time yet." He also thought, "Fuck you, and you're not taking me down." He also told himself, "You're the bad guy. I'm the good guy."

-- Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputy José Marquez after being shot by two armed robbers while off-duty

Quote of the Day II

Democracy is like a train: when you reach your destination, you get off.

-- President of Turkey Recep Erdogan while mayor of Istanbul in the 90s

Quote of the Day III

These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves a fellow called Mohammed.

-- Mark Steyn, 2005

The name of the Nice truck killer: Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

Nice Attacker Still Something of a Mystery

Either he radicalized very quickly or managed to do it over a longer period almost completely under the French police and intelligence radar.

Jacques Delacroix: Religious Bric-à-Brac and Tolerance of Violent Jihad

An interesting article written after the Charlie Hebdo attacks by a French academic who has also lived for a long time in the US. He's fond of French Muslims and their culture yet also honest about their faults and complicity in terrorist attacks - hence his description of himself as a 'loving Islamophobe'.

It's long but gives a lot of insight into the French Muslim population and French society in general. Highly recommended if you want to get past a superficial understanding of the French Muslim problem.

There may be more Muslims in France than in most or in all other Western countries, but, as I will discuss below, they are on the whole better integrated there than elsewhere. What happened in France could happen in several other countries. The attacks were not due to some French idiosyncrasy. Rather, I will argue that they took place there in part because of the kind of society that is France. But there are many others like it.
I would guess that many French Muslims are Muslims in culture only, in the way I, an atheist, am a cultural Catholic. It's not much, but it's not nothing either. It's a vague tendency to see the world a certain way. I, for example, put off the tedious task of straightening out my desk because, I am fairly sure, the Virgin Mary, or one of her delegate saints, will give me a hand soon, at some point, in the undefined future. Naturally, that's a residue from the Catholic doctrine of grace with which I grew up: God wants you to help yourself but there is a good chance He will help you even if you don't deserve it.

A religious culture is often a fallback position in hard times. For many people, it's the built-in default option. That's the option that is activated when one faces difficult circumstances for which one is ill prepared.

...Given the basic warlike Muslim imagery and given these probabilistic affiliations, it would also be surprising if no young male nominal Muslims living a comfortable but boring life without a future were tempted by jihad. Going on jihad is like joining the Foreign Legion, but with a higher moral purpose. It's so attractive that even some young Frenchmen with no Muslim background at all are drawn to it. The question is not why some Muslims do it but why they are not stopped more often by those most in a position to stop them. I believe there is a cultural predisposition in the large nominally Muslim segment of French society that commits it to passivity toward violent jihadism. It's true among other Muslims, living elsewhere in the democratic West. It's before us for all to see, but we feel a delicateness about acknowledging what we see.

France to Expand 'Operational Reserve' to Deal With Terrorism

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Saturday called on citizens to become reservists and help boost security forces in the wake of the country's latest terror attack.

France's "operational reservists" include French citizens with or without military experience as well as former soldiers.

"I want to call on all French patriots who wish to do so, to join this operational reserve," said Cazeneuve.

...French President Francois Hollande said Friday that the new reservists would be called upon to boost the ranks of police and gendarmes.

Details of how to become a reservist were swiftly posted on the national gendarmerie's website.

Volunteers must be between 17 and 30 years of age, have the right physical and moral aptitude and undergo military training.

A Classic MSNBC Tweet

They're even in denial about being in denial.

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Lydia Lova - The Naked Heroine Who Survived Ravensbruk to Strip In Soho

On July 3, 1963, Lydia Lova  arrived in London for her shows at the Casino de Paris Striptease Theatre in London's Soho. Booked into the Mayfair Hotel, Lydia was "The Naked Heroine", the alluring Polish dancer (née Lydia de Korczak Lipski on January 8, 1925) who fought the Nazis as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Fighting French Forces, Unit Resistance Deportee (unit of foreign born resistance fighters), survived torture at the hands of the SS at Ravensbruck concentration camp and become a showgirl at the hymned Paris nightspot, the Folies-Bergère. In 1960 she was warded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d Honneur.
This young girl had been in the French Resistance during the War and had been captured and sent to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. She had finished up in the experimental wing of the camp, where they tried out all manners of vile tortures. She was injected in November 1944 by Dr.Hans Gerhart, one of the camp's butcher doctors. When she asked what it was for, she was told not to worry, and that she would find out in about 20 to 25 years.

She died on Feb. 3rd 1966, 22 years after being injected.

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Russia Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

From base to FOOM! anywhere on Earth in two hours or less.

The Russian military claims it's making progress on a space plane similar to the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B robotic mini-shuttle. The tech is pretty basic. But alone among space-plane developers, the Kremlin is proposing to arm its space plane. With nukes. Lt. Col. Aleksei Solodovnikov, a rocketry instructor at the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Academy in St. Petersburg who is overseeing the space plane's development, said the orbital bomber would be flight-ready by 2020. It's unclear how much money the Kremlin is investing in the project, and how serious senior officers are about actually deploying the space plane, if and when Solodovnikov and his team finish it. In any event, the military space plane could give Russia a potentially history-altering nuclear first-strike capability. "The idea is that the bomber will take off from a normal home airfield to patrol Russian airspace," Solodovnikov said, according to Sputnik, a government-owned news site. "Upon command, it will ascend into outer space, strike a target with nuclear warheads and then return to its home base." Thanks to its orbital capability, the bomber would be able to nuke any target on Earth no longer than two hours after taking off, Solodovnikov claimed.

Man Who SWATted RSM in 2013 Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

The Sad Background of Dallas Police Chief David Brown

Chief of Dallas Police David Brown is quickly being recognized as a man who has a lot of wisdom to express on the terrible situation his community has just faced and which other communities around the country are confronting. What I didn't know was the personal tragedies that he has faced in his own life. His former partner was killed in action. His younger brother was killed by drug dealers. And most startlingly tragic is that his own son who suffered from bipolar disorder went on a rampage and killed a policeman and another man before being killed himself. So this is a man who has true, personal insights on what both the victims and their loved ones feel and what the family of the murderer must be going through. I can't imagine the strength it takes for someone to carry on and offer wise leadership on a daily basis after suffering such tragedies.

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The FDA vs. Your Teeth

What if I told you that a simple, paint-on liquid that stops tooth decay and prevents further cavities has been around for decades?

Classic Buzzfeed: Which Pokemon Are You Based On Your Zodiac?

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Bill Murray: How Many Of You Are Really Angry And Know That It's Only Going To Get Worse?

San Quentin Wins Legal Appeal by Murderer Accused of Cheating on Essay Test

Unshocking that a murderer might cheat on a test then lie about it.

Sure Pokemon Go is Silly and Goofy. But It's Also the Start of Something

Venture capitalist Chris Dixon thinks it's the start of an augmented reality future:

"The next big thing will start out looking like a toy," he says. Welp, Pokemon Go looks like a toy. Hell, it is a toy. But it's also the first widespread, massive use case for augmented reality - even though it's operating on smartphones that aren't designed for AR. So what's going to happen as the hardware improves, the software improves, and the architects learn to use these more immersive environments to addict us more fully?

About a year ago, I tried the Oculus VR, and it blew my mind. I had thought we were a long way from inventing virtual reality. But as I stood in a flat, bare room, only to have the headset flicker on and convince my body and brain I was teetering on the edge of a skyscraper, I learned I was wrong. As I jumped back, I realized we'd already invented VR. Now we're just perfecting it, making it cheaper, better, more addictive.

How far are we until your VR life is far more interesting, far more pleasurable, than your real life? Not that far, I bet. Maybe 10 years. How far are we until your walk to work is better with augmented reality than without it? Well, Pokemon Go suggests we're already there. I'm not much for sci-fi dystopias - I don't think the robots will kill us all - but the world of Ready Player One, in which the future has devolved (or evolved) into people escaping a grim existence by living inside their VR consoles, seems perfectly plausible to me. Pokemon Go isn't a fad. It's a beginning.

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Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [958 comments] 'J.J. Sefton' [134.47 posts/day]
2 [556 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'
3 [514 comments] 'ThunderB'
4 [470 comments] 'Aetius451AD'
5 [451 comments] 'Insomniac'
6 [422 comments] 'Skip'
7 [412 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
8 [385 comments] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
9 [371 comments] 'Vic  We Have No Party'
10 [351 comments] 'Jane D'oh'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [116 names] 'coup coup for Cocoa Puffs' [16.28 unique names/day]
2 [92 names] 'TeamRawDog'
3 [52 names] 'Prince Ludwig the #Problematic'
4 [50 names] 'The Political Hat'
5 [41 names] 'Sandra Flook'
6 [36 names] 'Insomniac'
7 [36 names] 'garrett'
8 [35 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
9 [35 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
10 [34 names] 'Turd Ferguson'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by Bob Hope's USO packing list, 1969:

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And his schedule from 27 years before when he first started doing USO shows:

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Notice: PBPO AceCorp LLC. That is all.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:33 PM




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1
Dinish D'Souza, FTW.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 17, 2016 11:34 PM (FlRtG)

2 Howdy, howdy!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at July 17, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

3
second?

Posted by: iforgot at July 17, 2016 11:35 PM (5o5ek)

4 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12174

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 17, 2016 11:35 PM (vBeA5)

5
Pokemon Go - Vaporeon stampede Central Park, NYC

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdWbwQJWI0

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 17, 2016 11:35 PM (kdS6q)

6 Happy ONT greetings, Horde

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2016 11:36 PM (v5iqM)

7 I can't go get the others bc I have to read content now.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 17, 2016 11:38 PM (6IPEM)

8 Democracy is like a train: when you reach your destination, you get off.

-- President of Turkey Recep Erdogan while mayor of Istanbul in the 90s


Actually that's a very good point, and illustrates why the American Founders wanted nothing to do with democracy.

Posted by: rickl at July 17, 2016 11:39 PM (sdi6R)

9 Evening horde

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 17, 2016 11:42 PM (6n332)

10
I like the idea of digitally enhanced reality. Like beer goggles without the bad judgment and hangovers.

Posted by: iforgot at July 17, 2016 11:43 PM (5o5ek)

11 Good content!

I'll note that weaponizing space is against treaties the Russians have signed. In pbho's America, signed and approved treaties mean squat.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:44 PM (hyuyC)

12 I'll note that weaponizing space is against treaties the Russians have signed. In pbho's America, signed and approved treaties mean squat.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

So it's like being back in the Cold War.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:45 PM (lDrRt)

13 It would be darkly humorous if someone started paying for TV commercials in France demanding that they liberalize their gun laws and allow concealed carry.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 17, 2016 11:46 PM (fC9RO)

14 Evenin' everone.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 17, 2016 11:46 PM (L62jT)

15 The Panopticon Big Brother state is being created. And the idiocracy will welcome it like trained monkeys.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 17, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

16 So it's like being back in the Cold War.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:45 PM (lDrRt)


The White House switchboard was down. I kept getting rerouted to the Romney residence.

Posted by: The 1980s at July 17, 2016 11:46 PM (fC9RO)

17

I read the link to "Man Who SWATted RSM ...". This boy will soon regret his plea deal, as he's a soft and round young roly-poly, who looks like he will be REAL popular with the other inmates.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 17, 2016 11:47 PM (FlRtG)

18 Haha on JJSefton, he's getting into Sven territory with the comment count.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 17, 2016 11:47 PM (6n332)

19 tst?

Posted by: Jake at July 17, 2016 11:48 PM (+qY+t)

20 The White House switchboard was down. I kept getting rerouted to the Romney residence.
Posted by: The 1980s

Have a Tab & relax.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:48 PM (lDrRt)

21 Hey everybody.

Well per the Horde's recommendation from a few nights ago, I got Dire Straits' first album on CD.

Already received it from Amazon and listened to it. Enjoyable! Thanks for the recommendation, everyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2016 11:48 PM (q7T0y)

22 ha, not banned

just stoopid

Posted by: Jake at July 17, 2016 11:48 PM (+qY+t)

23 Carried over after being Willowed:

" This Pokemon shit is going too far. I have a house on 20 acres in North GA I have been renovating a little at a time for the last three years. I always lock a chain over the entrance when I leave.

Apparently these assholes have broken that chain to get to "objects" for the last 3 nights. I am going up there tomorrow. 5/8" Aircraft cable is going across. Shitheads.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:42 PM (YLidQ)"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:50 PM (YLidQ)

24 ok who is waiting for shuddering Obama to be off prompter when is is out of the WHt

Posted by: Jake at July 17, 2016 11:51 PM (+qY+t)

25 23 MWNP

Does Google get the data to add to their database?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:51 PM (hyuyC)

26 I'll note that weaponizing space is against treaties the Russians have signed. In pbho's America, signed and approved treaties that restrain our enemies mean squat.


Fixed

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at July 17, 2016 11:52 PM (/XV2Z)

27 Posted by: ManWithNoParty

By any chance, do you have a paintball gun?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:52 PM (lDrRt)

28 Bob Hope was lucky his packing list wasn't three pages long.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at July 17, 2016 11:52 PM (461pE)

29 26 Vlad

Thanks. Improvement noted.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:53 PM (hyuyC)

30 Alex! How are you? How is the packing going?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 17, 2016 11:53 PM (hscyr)

31 All these idiocracy people running around playing this abomination are giving Big Brother a treasure trove of geospatial intel. For free.

The information that can be gleaned out of this, throngs of idiots running around mapping things out, is massive.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 17, 2016 11:54 PM (DW+jj)

32 Anybody going to go see this movie that's coming out about Ray Kroc of McDonalds, titled "The Founder"??

I admit I want to see it, it looks good and not too much like a propaganda piece. (I already know Kroc wasn't a nice guy.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2016 11:54 PM (q7T0y)

33 15
The Panopticon Big Brother state is being created. And the idiocracy will welcome it like trained monkeys.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 17, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)


Jeremy Bentham fundamentally misunderstood the threat of the Panopticon -- that its controllers would fixate on watching citizens masturbate or intoxicate themselves rather than watch malefactors attack the Rule of Law.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 17, 2016 11:55 PM (EzgxV)

34 On the wall of shame again I see. I suppose I should get some sort of life, but then again I haven't the faintest idea how I would go about this. So, here I shall remain and comment excessively.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at July 17, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

35 For the consideration of the Horde:

I urge all AoSHQ regulars to go to the local campus and get fake IDs.

Just because.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:55 PM (hyuyC)

36 23 MWNP

Does Google get the data to add to their database?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:51 PM (hyuyC)

****

I have no idea and don't care.

I am not at this property full time or even part time. I go when I can. If I were going to guard it, the Mossberg 590 A1 would be helping me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:56 PM (YLidQ)

37 Augmented reality does seem attractive, as plain old reality pretty much blows donkey.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at July 17, 2016 11:56 PM (0mRoj)

38 35 For the consideration of the Horde:

I urge all AoSHQ regulars to go to the local campus and get fake IDs.

Just because.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:55 PM (hyuyC)


Hmmm... what a coincidence...

Just finished watching the Late Great Rodney Dangerfield in 'Back to School'....

Posted by: Don Q. at July 17, 2016 11:56 PM (qf6WZ)

39 Jeremy Bentham fundamentally misunderstood the threat of the Panopticon --
Posted by: cthulhu

Did he forget to say "Klaatu barada nikto" before moving it?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:57 PM (lDrRt)

40 39 Jeremy Bentham fundamentally misunderstood the threat of the Panopticon --
Posted by: cthulhu

Did he forget to say "Klaatu barada nikto" before moving it?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 17, 2016 11:57 PM (lDrRt)

I said the words! Sorta...

Posted by: Jeremy Bentham at July 17, 2016 11:57 PM (0mRoj)

41 Does Google get the data to add to their database?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:51 PM (hyuyC)


Perfect reconnaissance tool. Place Pokemon on an area you need photos of. Get some dipshit to run around with a camera phone to take pictures of it for you.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 17, 2016 11:58 PM (GUBah)

42 I have no idea and don't care.

I am not at this property full time or even part time. I go when I can. If I were going to guard it, the Mossberg 590 A1 would be helping me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:56 PM (YLidQ)


Hmmmm.... possible lawsuit?

Trespassing is a crime... and the game is enticing people to do that crime...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 17, 2016 11:58 PM (qf6WZ)

43 36 ManWithNoParty

Deadfalls, punji sticks and trip-wire fired Claymore mines are probably right out.

Good luck!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:59 PM (hyuyC)

44 Pokémon is like Google, Facebook and it's ilk.

Anytime you're not the paying customer for the product, you're "the product".

And they're milking 'em like dairy cattle, 24/7.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2016 11:59 PM (v5iqM)

45 Apparently these assholes have broken that chain to get to "objects" for the last 3 nights.

Nah, it's just like golf.

Posted by: millenial retard at July 17, 2016 11:59 PM (olhkS)

46 Isn't this Pokemon Go tantamount to encouraging trespassing? If so would it be actionable? Someone breaks into a yard with an aggressive dog and gets bit. Would the game be contributory? I can see the homeowner being sued for the bite and then turning aroung and suing the shit out of Nintendo.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at July 17, 2016 11:59 PM (/XV2Z)

47
Anybody going to go see this movie that's coming out about Ray Kroc of McDonalds, titled "The Founder"??

I admit I want to see it, it looks good and not too much like a propaganda piece. (I already know Kroc wasn't a nice guy.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 17, 2016 11:54 PM (q7T0y)
-----------------------

If I do see it, I'll read a book about him first. These "based on" movies do so much fictionalizing that all they're good for in my mind is giving you some images to associate with the storyline.

Posted by: iforgot at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (5o5ek)

48 Hmmmm.... possible lawsuit?

Trespassing is a crime... and the game is enticing people to do that crime...
Posted by: Don Q. at July 17, 2016 11:58 PM (qf6WZ)

***

I have had those very same thoughts myself.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (YLidQ)

49 Incidentally, I recently wore the "Cthul-Who" t-shirt my goddaughter gave me. It has the usual green tentacled face and wings -- along with a brown suit, a fez, and a sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

50 Just finished watching the Late Great Rodney Dangerfield in 'Back to School'...
Also known as Trump Vs. Kristol.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 18, 2016 12:01 AM (RmrGn)

51 Somebody said earlier that Pokemon Go technology will one day be used to find and round up dissidents. I thought it was a joke at first, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:03 AM (sdi6R)

52 The spooks are all in the tech world. NSA, CIA, and all the other powers' intel agencies have moles galore embedded in all the big tech firms. I read something several years ago about how the boards of directors was like a spook Who's Who.

This Pokemon Go thing seems to me to be some experiment they're running. Figure out how to get a bunch of humans, young and stupid, to be lab rats in an experiment.

This thing is apparently addictive, and it strikes me as intentional. Is is just the market finding out what humans like by natural selection as it were, or is it designed?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 18, 2016 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

53
More than a hundred women stripped and posed naked with mirrors in Cleveland, answering a photographer's call to blend art with politics and portray Donald Trump as unfit for the White House. Entitled "Everything She Says Means Everything," the photo art featured women of all shapes, colors and sizes participated, holding up mirrors toward the arena.

NSFW

photos

http://tinyurl.com/zrb5q4o

video

http://tinyurl.com/hkc53o2

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 18, 2016 12:03 AM (kdS6q)

54 Also known as Trump Vs. Kristol.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 18, 2016 12:01 AM (RmrGn)

***

As long as Kristol is that douchebag British perfesser who Rodney cucks, sure.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:04 AM (YLidQ)

55 49 Incidentally, I recently wore the "Cthul-Who" t-shirt my goddaughter gave me. It has the usual green tentacled face and wings -- along with a brown suit, a fez, and a sonic screwdriver.
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)


Even better would be an illustration based on a Dr. Seuss cartoon.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:05 AM (sdi6R)

56 49 Incidentally, I recently wore the "Cthul-Who" t-shirt my goddaughter gave me. It has the usual green tentacled face and wings -- along with a brown suit, a fez, and a sonic screwdriver.
Posted by: cthulhu
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And you wonder why I bit you???

Posted by: Tucker at July 18, 2016 12:05 AM (3+cYV)

57 Somebody said earlier that Pokemon Go technology will one day be used to find and round up dissidents. I thought it was a joke at first, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:03 AM (sdi6R)


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, I choose you!

Posted by: Joseph Stalin at July 18, 2016 12:06 AM (vBeA5)

58 BTW, RNC speakers list:

http://convention.gop/post/147558746375/2016-gop-convention-program-announced

Posted by: The Convention-al Hat at July 18, 2016 12:08 AM (vBeA5)

59 "The most uber-rare Pokemon character that virtually nobody has ever hear of (his name is Sphincty) can be had right at the edge of that very steep cliff right over there. Just a bit farther now. You're almost there...."

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 18, 2016 12:08 AM (dBmVV)

60 OMGGGG!!!! STOP THE PRESSES!! FLASHING SIREN!!! FLAMING SKULL!!!

Pence family dines at Chili's!!!!111!!!!!

Daily News
http://nydn.us/2am0ZFC

This news deserves it's own thread immediately!

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Good evening, overnighters. Sorry for being the bearer of this awful news.

Posted by: mindful webworker - whoa! at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (5a8XA)

61 The Bill Murray clip is one hell of a find.

Great Work Maet!

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (3Q2mj)

62 Good to see I am not in the top tens.

Congrats and/or commiserations to those who won/lost.


Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (SzZnW)

63 53
More than a hundred women stripped and posed naked with mirrors in Cleveland, answering a photographer's call to blend art with politics and portray Donald Trump as unfit for the White House. Entitled "Everything She Says Means Everything," the photo art featured women of all shapes, colors and sizes participated, holding up mirrors toward the arena.

NSFW

photos

http://tinyurl.com/zrb5q4o

video

http://tinyurl.com/hkc53o2
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 18, 2016 12:03 AM (kdS6q)


I linked that in the last thread. Read the article at the first link, and realize that these idiots will cancel out your vote.

(Lovely photo, though. I call dibs on the one in the middle.)

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (sdi6R)

64 Good night all.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them.

And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC, with a new fake identity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 18, 2016 12:11 AM (hyuyC)

65 Shame about the young lady injected by Nazi thugs. Wonder what it could possibly have been in the injection? I'm not aware of any traditional viruses, bacertia that take 22 years to kill you off.

Posted by: Carmen M Fabella at July 18, 2016 12:12 AM (RHjCR)

66 53 I had forgotten it was that easy to get hippie girls to take their clothes off

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 12:12 AM (0uuiT)

67 Good evening, overnighters. Sorry for being the bearer of this awful news.
Posted by: mindful webworker - whoa! at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (5a8XA)

*****

I fart in your general direction.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:13 AM (YLidQ)

68 Brut
By Fabrge~~

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 18, 2016 12:13 AM (p2X2f)

69 I had forgotten it was that easy to get hippie girls to take their clothes off
Posted by: MAx

Only trouble is, once they do, you may find pit/leg hair long enough to braid.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 18, 2016 12:14 AM (lDrRt)

70 Whoops. NASA TV is live.

http://www.nasa.gov/index.html

SpaceX webcast coming up shortly.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:14 AM (sdi6R)

71 Good evening, overnighters. Sorry for being the bearer of this awful news.
Posted by: mindful webworker - whoa!

Next thing you know, you'll be telling us he wears dungarees.

Posted by: George Will at July 18, 2016 12:15 AM (lDrRt)

72 So far, the Panopticon seems to just be being used to sell shit to the idiots who are the willing guinea pigs for its creation and testing. But it's a turn-key thing that can be easily handed over to the totalitarian state. Or seized by the state.

The predictive powers are mind boggling. Just what all these systems can predict (ie father learns his teen age daughter is pregnant because of targeted ads CVS was sending his daughter. Her shopping patterns correlated with high probability that she was pregnant)

Just imagine what can be done with that. They can predict who will be a likely dissenter. And thanks, to Pokemon Go, have all the routes you will use around your abode.

They will know what you're going to do before you do. And be there to arrest you when you do act.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 18, 2016 12:15 AM (DW+jj)

73 At this point, you could probably get a ton of SJW-type broads to do stuff with donkeys if it means virtue signaling for them.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 18, 2016 12:16 AM (dBmVV)

74 Heh.

Pokemon players shot at

https://tinyurl.com/ho9cy7d

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at July 18, 2016 12:16 AM (461pE)

75 Pokemon players shot at

https://tinyurl.com/ho9cy7d
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at July 18, 2016 12:16 AM (461pE)

****

That could be me tomorrow. No joke.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:19 AM (YLidQ)

76 heh. March 31, 1942 , Andy Devine was Hope's guest.

But, did he bring his Magic Twanger?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:19 AM (ANVXm)

77 I wish the siting algo for Pokemons could be adjusted to favor likely marijuana grow sites in national forests and heavily trafficked border crossing sites.

Posted by: Jean at July 18, 2016 12:19 AM (Doh4+)

78 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:19 AM (YLidQ)

---

You and other pissed off homeowners.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at July 18, 2016 12:20 AM (461pE)

79 Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

Eldest Kidlet has one of those. I think they should do one as Cthulclue and hsve tentacle-face wearing a deerstalker and holding a pipe.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 18, 2016 12:21 AM (GDulk)

80 I wouldn't mind so much if they stopped at the chain and walked. It appears that this is too much exercise for them.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:21 AM (YLidQ)

81 >>>What if I told you that a simple, paint-on liquid that stops tooth decay
and prevents further cavities has been around for decades?<<<



4 out of 5 dentists agree... we're assholes.

Posted by: the FDA at July 18, 2016 12:23 AM (H9MG5)

82 They will know what you're going to do before you do. And be there to arrest you when you do act.
Posted by: publius
------------------

Not really necessary. The Googlemobile that you are in will lock its doors and deliver you to the processing center.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:24 AM (ANVXm)

83 Ummm, WTF is Pokemon?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 12:25 AM (1JnAL)

84 What if I told you that a simple, paint-on liquid that stops tooth decay
and prevents further cavities has been around for decades?

****

Yep. Baking soda and water.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:25 AM (YLidQ)

85 So do you have to take a very close up picture of the Pokeman things?

I seriously don't understand and besides the data being used by Billy Aryers to fill his camps, I think this is a mass experiment on the collective and individual mental and emotional health.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 18, 2016 12:26 AM (3Q2mj)

86 83 Ummm, WTF is Pokemon?
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 12:25 AM (1JnAL)

---

Some kind of game that began with trading cards, I think.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at July 18, 2016 12:26 AM (461pE)

87
More than a hundred women stripped and posed naked with mirrors in Cleveland, answering a photographer's call to blend art with politics and portray Donald Trump as unfit for the White House.

Liberal women getting naked in front of a mirror mean that Trump is unfit for office? O.K.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

88 SpaceX hosted webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThIdCuSsJh8

Technical webcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCCyVCvN2bo

Or NASA TV:

http://www.nasa.gov/index.html

Take your pick. There's plenty to go around for everyone!

This one's a bit of a nailbiter. Dragon will launch a docking adapter to the ISS, which will be necessary for manned missions beginning next year. This is a backup adapter; the original was lost in the CRS-7 mishap a year ago. Hopefully the second time will be the charm. I don't know whether they've built a third one yet.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

89 *waves at ONTers*

I don't always read the content, but the French Polish Resistance Stripper story is really cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2016 12:27 AM (1xUj/)

90 Liberal women getting naked in front of a mirror mean that Trump is unfit for office? O.K.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)

****

That area will smell like the Shithouse door on a tuna boat.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 18, 2016 12:28 AM (YLidQ)

91 Hey little boy, there's a rare Pokemon in my basement...

Posted by: Harry Reid at July 18, 2016 12:28 AM (vBeA5)

92 I downloaded Pokemon Go for my kiddos on my phone. They haven't played it yet, but I have just to see what it was all about. It's fun. They will enjoy it when we head home to NoVA in August. The only drawback is, now, Google can drone me at will. They know where I've been, how long I stayed, and who I was with. I think this will be an interesting test of privacy laws.

Posted by: no good deed at July 18, 2016 12:29 AM (6YHUh)

93 I read the link to "Man Who SWATted RSM ...". This boy will soon regret his plea deal, as he's a soft and round young roly-poly, who looks like he will be REAL popular with the other inmates.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 17, 2016 11:47 PM (FlRtG)


You say that as though it were a bad thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:29 AM (GSdpU)

94 >>>Liberal women getting naked in front of a mirror mean that Trump is unfit for office? O.K.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 12:26 AM (IqV8l)<<<

Very not ok. Very bad. Have you seen those heifers? My eyes were burning like that Cleveland river that caught fire. When I'm President, they're not gonna be allowed to do that. They're not. Scary!

Posted by: D. Trump at July 18, 2016 12:30 AM (H9MG5)

95 Alex! How are you? How is the packing going?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 17, 2016 11:53 PM (hscyr)


Bebe! I'm about 70% packed, and just waiting to finish work. I'll probably load a uhaul on the 29th and then I plan to hit the road on the 2nd of August. Otherwise life is good. Work is slowing down for the final two weeks.

Posted by: The 1980s at July 18, 2016 12:30 AM (fC9RO)

96
Pokemon of the future :

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Game

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 12:30 AM (IqV8l)

97 Ummm, WTF is Pokemon?
Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 12:25 AM (1JnAL)


A Japanese video game. Basically digital cock-fighting.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:31 AM (fC9RO)

98 Apparently these assholes have broken that chain to get to "objects" for the last 3 nights. I am going up there tomorrow. 5/8" Aircraft cable is going across. Shitheads.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:42 PM (YLidQ)"

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 17, 2016 11:50 PM (YLidQ)


How long until some shithead Pokemon fanboi is shot dead by a property owner outraged at the trespassing?


I see an opportunity for huge class-action lawsuit by property-owners against the perpetrators of this stupid game.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:33 AM (GSdpU)

99 >>>If Brut 33 is goog enough for Bob Hope, it's good enough for me.

I say the same thing about Old Spice and my Grandpa.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:33 AM (GdFQh)

100 The most uber-rare Pokemon character that virtually nobody has ever hear of (his name is Sphincty) can be had right at the edge of that very steep cliff right over there. Just a bit farther now. You're almost there...."
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 18, 2016 12:08 AM (dBmVV)


It would be funny if some programmer put an ultra-rare pokemon on top of a mountain in tibet or something.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)

101 95 Alex! How are you? How is the packing going?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 17, 2016 11:53 PM (hscyr)

Bebe! I'm about 70% packed, and just waiting to finish work. I'll probably load a uhaul on the 29th and then I plan to hit the road on the 2nd of August. Otherwise life is good. Work is slowing down for the final two weeks.

Posted by: The 1980s at July 18, 2016 12:30 AM (fC9RO)



Check into a Penske rental truck, vs. U-Haul.

Newer, nicer equipment, and usually a much lower rate.

Same, if you have a PV Rentals in your locale.

U-Haul runs some really old, very worn units out there, and I'm not convinced that their maintenance is up to snuff, either.

Bit of homework could save headaches, money. Which in this case, are one and the same.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (v5iqM)

102 I say the same thing about Old Spice and my Grandpa.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:33 AM (GdFQh)


What's the joke about Old Spice? "If your grandfather hadn't worn it, you would be here today."

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)

103 I saw Backup Adapter open for ... uh ...

I saw nothing.

Posted by: concertgoer Schultz at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (olhkS)

104 Liberal women getting naked in front of a mirror mean that Trump is unfit for office? O.K.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
------------

Trigglypuff?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (Z58Xa)

105 Do we have a link for the naked girls thing?

I have checked the sidebar, it's not like I'm that lazy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2016 12:36 AM (1xUj/)

106 It is interesting that toothbrush is not on the list.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at July 18, 2016 12:36 AM (3Q2mj)

107
I say the same thing about Old Spice and my Grandpa.
Posted by: Dr. Varno
-----------------
Be careful there, Doc.
To this day, I still buy Old Spice deodorant - as a tribute to Dad.

Posted by: Tucker at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (3+cYV)

108 I had a great weekend, really, the best one I've had in quite a while. Thursday we had planned to go sailing with friends, but had a problem with the engine on the boat-the starter wouldn't stop cranking, even after the engine started. That plus the puzzling fact that none of the electronics worked when I was off shore power meant that I wasn't comfortable going out.

So Friday I traced all the wiring and found that the 12V ground wire from the fuse panel wasn't connected to the engine block. Easy fix. Saturday I isolated the starter button from the system, the continuous cranking problem persisted. Bingo. Solenoid. I replaced the start button with a key switch, which I had wanted to do anyway, and resealed the outside electric panel. Then I pulled the started from the motor. Surprisingly enough (not), none of the local marine supply houses stocked either a solenoid or a starter for a 36 year old Renault engine. A whole new starter was only $60 on e-bay, however, so I ordered it. It'll be here Wednesday, and then it's only a few minutes work to reinstall, and everything will be ship shape. I'm quite pleased.

Saturday afternoon, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a 328i hardtop convertible. I've been looking for a while, and found a great deal on a car just off lease, fully loaded. I already love it.

Saturday night the Weirddave clan had dinner with the Village Idiot's Apprentice clan. We had a great time, despite the fact that VIA seems to be toxic to restaurants. The first one he picked was a no go due to a tree falling on it, and the power went out at the second in the middle of dinner. After that we hung out at our house while VIA's Little (who is big) helped our Little pack for scout camp.

This morning we dropped Little off for a week at scout camp, the longest he's been away from home yet, but he's excited, not nervous. Realizing that we were all alone in the house in a way that we haven't been in forever, Gingy and I started to head upstairs to have a happy fun time, but we didn't make it and wound up having a happy fun time on the stairs, and dear God I can't tell you how long it's been since something like THAT happened.

After a languid afternoon, we took a long drive in the new car, had dinner at The Milton Inn, a 5 star restaurant in northern Baltimore County ( I had Foie Gras and Seafood Andor), followed by a leisurely top down drive through Maryland horse country under a glorious July sunset and then a lovely almost full moon.

So, a perfect weekend. I know that lots of bad stuff happened, but for one weekend, I just let it all happen without me. Cruising along tonight, holding my wife's hand under a brilliant canopy of stars while listening to Margaritaville radio on Sirius, I felt content in a way I haven't in a long time.

Batteries: recharged.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (N8hFs)

109 63:(Lovely photo, though. I call dibs on the one in the middle.)


The one on the left is doable. She's cute. Too bad about the CrAZZYyyyyyyy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (20X6f)

110 (Lovely photo, though. I call dibs on the one in the middle.)

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:10 AM (sdi6R)


Eh, she has a lot of junk in the trunk.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:38 AM (GSdpU)

111 >>What's the joke about Old Spice? "If your grandfather hadn't worn it, you would be here today."


RESPECT THE SCENT

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:38 AM (GdFQh)

112 55
49 Incidentally, I recently wore the "Cthul-Who" t-shirt my
goddaughter gave me. It has the usual green tentacled face and wings --
along with a brown suit, a fez, and a sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)



Even better would be an illustration based on a Dr. Seuss cartoon.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:05 AM (sdi6R)


Something like http://shirt.woot.com/offers/cthulhu -hears-the-call?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_2 ?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

113 If the naked anti Trump girls are fairly good looking, you'll know it's all staged, and they were selected. It wasn't grass roots. There were three I saw in one photo, everything covered with the stupid mirrors. The two on the end looked fairly good, save the tattoos all over the third one. The one in the middle had some body fat.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 18, 2016 12:39 AM (DW+jj)

114 At this point, you could probably get a ton of SJW-type broads to do stuff with donkeys if it means virtue signaling for them.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 18, 2016 12:16 AM (dBmVV)


"Fuck random strangers to prove you hate Trump!" (but only if you're hawt)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:40 AM (GSdpU)

115 But nowadays my preferred fragrance is Joop/Joop Jump. I've had strange ladies comment favourably.
I have become more powerful.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:41 AM (GdFQh)

116 RESPECT THE SCENT
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:38 AM (GdFQh)


I'm more a Hai Karate man myself.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:41 AM (fC9RO)

117 So, I'm a bad, bad person who is also kind of stupid.

Today, I kind of unloaded on a college student millennial who just got hired at this part time gig I've done forever.

Asked him what he majors in. Was theater. Now... psychology.

Asked him if he likes social work. Said no. Said lots of people I knew went into psychology because it was easy and to meet their future spouse.

He's interested in psycho-pharmacology. Asked him what the job market was; he didn't know. Told him he needed to think about being about to pay his bills. He got all defensive and said "I have more than on job."

I asked if it was enough to support him and his family down the line, and if that's the way he wanted to live. He said no. So I told him to research the job market. He came back with "there's always jobs for people who are exceptional, and I'm going to an excellent university."

Then it hit me like I was Wiley Coyote.

Special
Effing
Snowflake.

I shouldn't have wasted my breath.

Posted by: shibumi who lives in a nation without laws at July 18, 2016 12:41 AM (tvyXw)

118 "Deadly truck crash"

Great job MSNBC. Really. No, really.

Posted by: eleven at July 18, 2016 12:42 AM (qUNWi)

119 "Fuck random strangers to prove you hate Trump!" (but only if you're hawt)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:40 AM (GSdpU)


Trump is just like the father you keep waiting for to come home from the store.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:42 AM (fC9RO)

120 We're about four minutes away from launch. Strongback retract is starting.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:42 AM (sdi6R)

121 All these idiocracy people running around playing this abomination are
giving Big Brother a treasure trove of geospatial intel. For free.

The information that can be gleaned out of this, throngs of idiots running around mapping things out, is massive.


Nah, that has already been done. The game uses the mapping data from an earlier game that hid idiots running around giving Big Brother a treasure Trove of geospatial intel. That Pokemon is already out of the barn.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 18, 2016 12:42 AM (N8hFs)

122 >>>Be careful there, Doc.

To this day, I still buy Old Spice deodorant - as a tribute to Dad.



Posted by: Tucker at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (3+cYV)<<<

BEAR GLOVE!!!!!

Posted by: TERRY CREWS! at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (H9MG5)

123
79
Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)



Eldest Kidlet has one of those. I think they should do one as
Cthulclue and hsve tentacle-face wearing a deerstalker and holding a
pipe.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 18, 2016 12:21 AM (GDulk)


Draw it up and submit it to shirt.woot.com and they might make it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

124 Bob Hope itinerary. His second location, Camp Callan - was not familiar with it, so looked it up.


Basically the Torrey Pines golf course, where the Farmer's Open is played. And, I think, a Hilton, the main Scripps Clinic location, and a few biotech companies (maybe also the Salk Institute). One great item on the camp map: "skeet range" (other Things We'd Like to Have on Our Spectacular Ocean-front Property - "bayonet range" and "grenade range" - oh, yes).


The very beginning of training for some WWII gunners (defensive machine guns, in aircraft like the SBD, or anti-aircraft gunners) was to shoot trap off the back of a moving truck. One vet I met last year recalled doing that down at Imperial Beach (on the Mexico border in SD).


Camp Callan was for artillery (coastal, anti-air), so I'm guessing the skeet range was recreational. *Damn* nice place for a skeet range, is all I can say.

Posted by: Imaginary Trump at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (QDnY+)

125 I've had strange ladies comment favourably.
-----------------
Okay, now, by 'strange' do you mean 'strangers to you', or ... unusual?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (Z58Xa)

126 108 but we didn't make it and wound up having a happy fun time on the stairs, and dear God I can't tell you how long it's been since something like THAT happened.
Posted by: Weirddave at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (N8hFs)

Aaannnnddd Gingy kills WeirdDave in 5,4,3...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 18, 2016 12:44 AM (hscyr)

127 SpaceX minutes from launching their Falcon 9. After a day like today, it's good to watch something that makes me proud of this nation.

Posted by: mpthompson at July 18, 2016 12:44 AM (I/SRC)

128 6,500 of us nerds watching the technical webcast!

Posted by: no Pokemon at July 18, 2016 12:45 AM (olhkS)

129 English Leather -- both after-shave and cologne -- were among the gallery of toiletries in my youth.

I also confess to using Fragrance Magazine Inserts as an on-the-go freshen-up.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:46 AM (GdFQh)

130 Okay, now, by 'strange' do you mean 'strangers to you', or ... unusual?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (Z58Xa)


"Strange" meaning "with dicks".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 18, 2016 12:46 AM (fC9RO)

131 93 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:29 AM (GSdpU)

Pwizon? this is my dweam va-kay-shun!

//Fwank Bawney Fwank

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:47 AM (SzZnW)

132 >>>Okay, now, by 'strange' do you mean 'strangers to you', or ... unusual?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 12:43 AM (Z58Xa)


Both.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:47 AM (GdFQh)

133 >>>but we didn't make it and wound up having a happy
fun time on the stairs, and dear God I can't tell you how long it's been
since something like THAT happened.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (N8hFs)



Aaannnnddd Gingy kills WeirdDave in 5,4,3...
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 18, 2016 12:44 AM (hscyr)<<<




Do not taunt about happy fun time.

Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at July 18, 2016 12:48 AM (H9MG5)

134 English Leather -- both after-shave and cologne -- were among the gallery of toiletries in my youth.


I have almost never done the cologne / boy perfume thing, except for one period.

I was out of college and clueless and substitute teaching. I'd put Polo on my chest. When I got nervous in front of a class I'd get flushed and my chest would get warm and it would release the scent of the cologne and that would relax me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2016 12:49 AM (1xUj/)

135 So *that's* where "letters to Penthouse" ended up. The ONT.


Who'da guessed.

Posted by: Imaginary Trump at July 18, 2016 12:49 AM (QDnY+)

136 108 Posted by: Weirddave at July 18, 2016 12:37 AM (N8hFs)

It's important to take a weekend or three and say, "fuck it I am having fun, let the world turn to ash around me of need be but I am taking this one off."

Two weeks ago I was coming back to Montana after having visited Calgary....

nothing was bringing me down.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:49 AM (SzZnW)

137 I urge all AoSHQ regulars to go to the local campus and get fake IDs.

Just because.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 17, 2016 11:55 PM (hyuyC)



Isn't a certain youthfulness a qualification for such ID?

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 18, 2016 12:50 AM (nkCeM)

138 117
So, I'm a bad, bad person who is also kind of stupid.

Today, I kind of unloaded on a college student millennial who just got hired at this part time gig I've done forever.

Asked him what he majors in. Was theater. Now... psychology.

Asked
him if he likes social work. Said no. Said lots of people I knew went
into psychology because it was easy and to meet their future spouse.

He's
interested in psycho-pharmacology. Asked him what the job market was;
he didn't know. Told him he needed to think about being about to pay his
bills. He got all defensive and said "I have more than on job."

I
asked if it was enough to support him and his family down the line, and
if that's the way he wanted to live. He said no. So I told him to
research the job market. He came back with "there's always jobs for
people who are exceptional, and I'm going to an excellent university."

Then it hit me like I was Wiley Coyote.

Special
Effing
Snowflake.

I shouldn't have wasted my breath.


Posted by: shibumi who lives in a nation without laws at July 18, 2016 12:41 AM (tvyXw)


My niece is well on her way to being a licensed pharmacist. Once she gains her credential, she can get hired onto any real psycho-pharmacology research program she wants.....while stoner psych majors can find gainful employment as test subjects.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

139 Great article about classic fragrances:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/01/10/6-forgotten-drugstore-colognes-and-aftershaves/

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 12:50 AM (q7T0y)

140 Stage 2 looks good, and Stage 1 boostback maneuver has ended.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:51 AM (sdi6R)

141 Weirddave.

That sir, is an epic GOOD weekend. Moron-worthy, in every respect. Including the manly arts of troubleshooting and fixing your boat's equipment.

Bravo Zulu, sailor.

Though designed mainly as a coastal cruiser, that Cherubini design in the Hunter has seen several sister ships complete some significant passages, including trans-Atlantic.

You've got a boat worth the requisite care and attention. Keep up the sequential lessons, till you're comfortable with some real offshore time, and then go see you some East Coast ports, estuaries, inlets and bays.

When you've spent the night on a sandy, deserted shore, with a driftwood bonfire, the boat safely anchored bow and stern, a hearty meal, a couple bottles of wine, and the woman you love, you'll know a bit of heaven, here on earth.

Fair winds and following seas, amigo.

Meanwhile, I wait patiently as my plans progress towards my finding and buying the boat that'll be my retirement home. Might be this year, might be three, but it's indeed a thing that'll happen.

Can't wait to not be a landlubber, anymore, but wait I must.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 12:51 AM (v5iqM)

142 I was unfortunate enough to have a flatmate at uni who would douse himself with Stetson -- the 80's version of Axe.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:51 AM (GdFQh)

143 Hello, everyone!

Love the Bill Murray clip, Maet.

I got a call from my daughter tonight...she lives near Abilene, TX, where a corrections officer was shot today. My granddaughter overheard her Mom and Dad discussing not visiting Abilene for a while, and got all worried. She insisted she talk to me to she knew "that Pop-Pop is alright and won't get hurt". She's only five. When I think about the world she'll be growing up in, it saddens me.

On the other hand, my grandson (1.5 years old) finally talked to me on the phone. It's was pretty short. "Hi, Pop-Pop! I like frogs!"


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 18, 2016 12:51 AM (rJUlF)

144 Two weeks ago I was coming back to Montana after having visited Calgary....

nothing was bringing me down.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:49 AM (SzZnW)


Should have let me know you were visiting Cowtown. I no longer live there, happily, but I usually get in a visit every week or so. I'd have been happy to play "host" to you and the missus.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:52 AM (GSdpU)

145 On the other hand, my grandson (1.5 years old) finally talked to me on the phone. It's was pretty short. "Hi, Pop-Pop! I like frogs!"


Oh, that's awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2016 12:53 AM (1xUj/)

146 Hmmm, almost never sock, so "Imaginary Trump" was still switched on.


Just a few monster golf drives from Camp Callan was Camp Matthews, where new Marines from the Marine Corps Recuit Depot got their basic rifle training. I still remember the ranges along Miramar Road when I was kid riding in a car to La Jolla Shores.


Only remnant is a single sentry hut that stands in the parking lot of Scripps Mem. hospital center - they've put plexiglass over the pencilled graffitti on the inside of the hut, to preserve it.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 12:54 AM (QDnY+)

147 Wait, what?

Happy fun time on the stairs?

What is this, Cinemax After Dark?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 18, 2016 12:54 AM (rJUlF)

148 Check into a Penske rental truck, vs. U-Haul.
Newer, nicer equipment, and usually a much lower rate.
Same, if you have a PV Rentals in your locale.
U-Haul runs some really old, very worn units out there, and I'm not convinced that their maintenance is up to snuff, either.
Bit of homework could save headaches, money. Which in this case, are one and the same.

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 12:34 AM (v5iqM)


In my experience Penske has always been more expensive - often by an order of magnitude. Enough so that I've never actually ended up renting from them.

Posted by: Maetenloch at July 18, 2016 12:54 AM (wqVD1)

149 Amazing landing by the F9. American innovation at its best. Launches with landings are twice as exciting. :-)

Posted by: mpthompson at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (I/SRC)

150 144 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 12:52 AM (GSdpU)

It was fairly spontaneous.

Maybe next time, wife wants to go to Vulcan.

Calgary has changed so much since I was last there 28 years ago.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (SzZnW)

151 Stage 1 lands. Some steely-eyed rocketmen are going to get laid tonight!

Posted by: well done, chaps at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (olhkS)

152
On the other hand, my grandson (1.5 years old) finally talked to me on the phone. It's was pretty short. "Hi, Pop-Pop! I like frogs!"

Posted by: Captain Whitebread
-------------
He's already a Moron! He read the Food Thread!

Posted by: Tucker at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (6Irzq)

153 CW, it's the Horde After Dark.

Only the finest lace wig pron available on the internet today...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (q7T0y)

154 83 Ummm, WTF is Pokemon?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 12:25 AM (1JnAL



You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)

155 Pac-Man roxxxxx!!!!!!

Posted by: qdp "still wearing his legwarmers" steve at July 18, 2016 12:57 AM (q7T0y)

156 154 Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)

Pokemon is what the Japanese have instead of kids.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:57 AM (SzZnW)

157 The first stage has landed, second stage cutoff, and Dragon separation!

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:57 AM (sdi6R)

158 Tell that rocket to take off.

Posted by: Guy Caballero at July 18, 2016 12:57 AM (IqV8l)

159 142
I was unfortunate enough to have a flatmate at uni who would douse himself with Stetson -- the 80's version of Axe.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 18, 2016 12:51 AM (GdFQh)
Hah! That was my Dad's go-to cologne and aftershave since the 1980s.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 18, 2016 12:58 AM (rJUlF)

160 Elton John spoof in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 12:58 AM (q7T0y)

161 Damn if I'm not the worst with the socks. Sorry.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2016 12:58 AM (6Irzq)

162 Solar array deployment. Looks good so far.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 12:58 AM (sdi6R)

163 He's already a Moron! He read the Food Thread!



Posted by: Tucker at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (6Irzq)

He's all boy. The first time he saw a frog, he was a bit afraid of them.Now he chases them all over the back yard.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at July 18, 2016 12:59 AM (rJUlF)

164 156 154 Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)

Pokemon is what the Japanese have instead of kids.


Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:57 AM (SzZnW)



Yeah..... the "gotta collect all of them" is not a Japanese trait that is unique to only pokemon.

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:59 AM (bMG0w)

165 I'm vaguely aware that Pokemon was some sort of card-based game or something, about 15-20 years ago. Just another oddity from the strangest modern country, Japan. And I'm vaguely aware that the phone-based thing consists of chasing after virtual critters in various locations.


Feel sort of cheated - people getting shot at, people falling off cliffs, local businessman on the radio saying it was about to shut down his business - and yet in two days outside my virtual redbout (i.e. outside the house) I have yet to see anyone doing it.


Today at the action rifle match, oddly, no people wandering onto the range, phone in hand. Though that might have made the news. But about 90 rounds of my first 30-06 reloads did nicely out of the M1. Lots of the younger black-plastic-rifle guys were pretty stoked about the Garand, were asking about CMP and how to get one.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:00 AM (QDnY+)

166 Maybe next time, wife wants to go to Vulcan.

Calgary has changed so much since I was last there 28 years ago.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 12:55 AM (SzZnW)


Well do remember to try to get in touch with me. Vulcan is less than 2 hours from home for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:01 AM (GSdpU)

167 Heh. Cute Pokeman Go reference at the end of the webcast.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 01:01 AM (sdi6R)

168 165 Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:00 AM (QDnY+)

Pokemon Go is sort of a community IQ test, shockingly I have not seen any Butte Heads (pronounced Buttheads) walking into walls or off mountains....(sadly)

they passed the IQ test

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:02 AM (SzZnW)

169 You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)


I can't check out. I was never in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:02 AM (GSdpU)

170 166 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:01 AM (GSdpU)

Will do, wife wants to see Canuck Trekkies in their native environment.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:03 AM (SzZnW)

171 133 Do not taunt about happy fun time.
Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at July 18, 2016 1

Absolutely not taunting happy fun time. Pointing out the Timmuh about happy fun time is dangerous.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at July 18, 2016 01:03 AM (hscyr)

172 Yeah..... the "gotta collect all of them" is not a Japanese trait that is unique to only pokemon.

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:59 AM (bMG0w)


"Save the whales! Collect the entire set!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:04 AM (GSdpU)

173 Well. I've been in a mood this weekend, but this was a lovely way to end it. Dragon seems healthy and is on its way to the ISS, carrying the precious docking adapter. I'm breathing easier now.

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 01:05 AM (sdi6R)

174 Friend at FB just posted, they're afraid to go to bed in fear of what the headlines will be by tomorrow morning when they get up.

"World ends; women and minorities hardest hit"

"SMOD only miles away from earth; massive orgies abound"

"Trump's hair catches fire; arson suspected"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:05 AM (q7T0y)

175 On the truck rental;
if you live in an area where there are competing agencies the the bigger the establishment the more flexible they will be with the rental agreement, possibly a flat rate no miles or some other variation that y'all can come to terms. Call till you connect with one who is interested in helping you rent that truck.

Posted by: gNewt...don't like Ryan..better call Paul at July 18, 2016 01:06 AM (nkCeM)

176 AOP, LOL.

"Buy the whole set or we'll eat this dolphin!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:07 AM (q7T0y)

177
Pokemon Go is sort of a community IQ test

Like building an Interociter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 01:08 AM (IqV8l)

178 the classic, and vintage:


"Save Soviet Jews - Win Valuable Prizes"

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:08 AM (QDnY+)

179
You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?
Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)


I had/have an XBox that I played HALO on, but I haven't played it in about 15 years.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (1JnAL)

180 AOP, LOL.

"Buy the whole set or we'll eat this dolphin!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve
****

Buuuuurp! Too late. Heh.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (hVdx9)

181 sven a community IQ test applied to *today's* America?


Probably don't need much more data on that, thanks.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (QDnY+)

182 179
You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?
Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)


I had/have an XBox that I played HALO on, but I haven't played it in about 15 years.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (1JnAL)



Well Pokemon was Nintendo Gameboy.

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 01:10 AM (bMG0w)

183 Starting to get worried.


Read somewhere that Trump may announce some cabinet picks this week. And I haven't had any calls.


No WAY I didn't make the final cut. You think?

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

184 Buuuuurp! Too late. Heh.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (hVdx9)


I hope that was a tuna-friendly dolphin.

Posted by: Tina Tuna at July 18, 2016 01:11 AM (GSdpU)

185 Like building an Interociter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 01:08 AM (IqV8l)


I'm not an alien.

Posted by: Exeter at July 18, 2016 01:11 AM (wB8Tg)

186 177
Pokemon Go is sort of a community IQ test

Like building an Interociter.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
--------------
I don't know what that is, but would it be OK if I built a velociraptor instead?
Whatever it takes to keep the idiots off my lawn.

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2016 01:12 AM (6Irzq)

187 "SMOD only miles away from earth; massive orgies abound"

Yeah, it would be very bad to wake up, read that headline and realized you missed it.

Posted by: mpthompson at July 18, 2016 01:12 AM (I/SRC)

188 177 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 18, 2016 01:08 AM (IqV8l)

"Speaking of Buttheads" what was his name Exeter or something?

https://youtu.be/iaK6jbI2_t8

//Metaluna Madmen

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:13 AM (SzZnW)

189 Buuuuurp! Too late. Heh.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (hVdx9)


I hope that was a tuna-friendly dolphin.

Posted by: Tina Tuna
****
Tasted a little tuna-like, so probably. Swim a little closer and tell me about this tuna friendly thing.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at July 18, 2016 01:13 AM (hVdx9)

190 Damn if I'm not the worst with the socks. Sorry.
Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2016 12:58 AM (6Irzq)


Socks are best made from worsted.

And with that bit of inanity, I am off to bed.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2016 01:14 AM (ry34m)

191 181 Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:09 AM (QDnY+)

You know those shirts we've been waiting on?

I want "AoSHQ Darwin Fan Club" ones...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:14 AM (SzZnW)

192 Well like AOP I was never in the video game culture either. Or comic books. Or the movie spin-offs. Or movies in general for a few years now (though that was not always so). Never on Twitter. Or Farcebook. Never taken a selfie.


But I hang on at AOSHQ based on guns, food, female anatomy, military history, guns, female anatomy, and anger and despair.


(and ace's mercurial tempests and great lines, and the cobs)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

193 Tillikum and Tina, tee-hee! :-)

mpthompson, with my luck I'd wake up just in time for the massive fireball...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:16 AM (q7T0y)

194 Have found I really like these Pepsi 1893 drinks...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:16 AM (q7T0y)

195 Gingy and I started to head upstairs to have a happy fun time, but we didn't make it and wound up having a happy fun time on the stairs, and dear God I can't tell you how long it's been since something like THAT happened.
WierdDave

There once was WierdDave in his lair,
who was boinking his wife on the stair,
the banister broke,
he doubled his stroke,
and finished it off in mid-air!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:17 AM (kKHcp)

196 1-eyedJack, that's ..... actually very very good.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:17 AM (QDnY+)

197 Pokemon is what the Japanese have instead of kids.///

Pokeman is what they do in San Fran to not have kids.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 18, 2016 01:18 AM (mRvs9)

198 165 ... rhomboid, Congrats on the rifle match. Did you use commercial ammo or your hand loads in the Garand? If hand loads, mind saying what it was?

I get amused by the fascination of the plastic gun shooters with old military surplus rifles and blued steel revolvers. The flintlock long rifle really gets their attention.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2016 01:18 AM (V+03K)

199 194 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:16 AM (q7T0y)

Lad and I plan to try it assuming we get it here....

Wife can't handle Vernors' let alone something warmer.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:19 AM (SzZnW)

200 But I hang on at AOSHQ based on guns, food, female anatomy, military history, guns, female anatomy, and anger and despair.


(and ace's mercurial tempests and great lines, and the cobs)

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

Re: cobs and great lines I've often wondered if ace has/had a few professional comedians practicing their craft on his site. Very rarely is there a thread that doesn't make me laugh out loud multiple times.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 18, 2016 01:20 AM (oO+cT)

201 197 Posted by: Willy J. at July 18, 2016 01:18 AM (mRvs9)

Hey-o!

//Shempf and AC Anderson Cooper Felching the New Year's Tranny

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:20 AM (SzZnW)

202 I don't know what that is, but would it be OK if I built a velociraptor instead?

Whatever it takes to keep the idiots off my lawn.
Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2016 01:12 AM (6Irzq)


Chi, your chore for this week is to watch This Island Earth, either the MST3K version or the straight version

Unpacking the Interocitor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQlF-dpU5lw

And you WILL get off my yard

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2016 01:21 AM (ry34m)

203 Watched two cashiers after their shifts ended in the Wally World parking lot running around trying to capture Pokemon tonight...

The future's so bright, gotta wear shades.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:21 AM (P6IAq)

204 203 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:21 AM (P6IAq)

Awesome, so even MS has these people but thus far no Butteheads...

there's a life lesson in there I guess...

now if it was "stray cow simulator"

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:22 AM (SzZnW)

205 Arbalest, if you had the time, you should have gone down and puttered in Palmer's shop. Superficially, it looked like scavenging and bargain-hunting.....but it took too long and didn't follow the usual rules of economics. It was clear that being there, in a place that he had devised, amongst his artifacts, was a sort of pilgrimage.



His son, Pat, instinctively understood this -- he's got his own shop in Michigan. Nobody got overly sentimental or maudlin....but they shifted through John's stuff as if they might find a glowing talisman that might transfer some small part of his skill.....and when the talisman was wielded and the skill applied, rekindle a memory from a life well-lived.



I bought a box of tube-bending tools because a tubing cutter had "J P" engraved on it -- and because a guy who had ample experience bending tubes thought this was a box of handy items. I got some brass, I got some pipe-thread taps and dies, I got some left-handed taps and dies, a tilting vise, and some other goodies....but I also got a memento of the guy in our club who made a Wright Brothers' engine.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 01:23 AM (EzgxV)

206 1-eyedJack, that's ..... actually very very good.
Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:17 AM (QDnY+)

Can't take credit, it's just a personalized version of an oldie but goody.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:24 AM (kKHcp)

207 sven, not even Vernors? Yikes!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:24 AM (q7T0y)

208 Heh Sven, one even tried to run over their friend to capture a Pokemon, their attention was solely on their smartphone.

I am so thinking of building a regulation NVA pit with punji sticks and placing a rare Pokemon spawn point over it...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:24 AM (P6IAq)

209 Well Pokemon was Nintendo Gameboy.
Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 01:10 AM (bMG0w)


Oh hell.

I'm not even gonna ask what that is.

Is that some Japanese kid that Harry Reid has around to gammahooch?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at July 18, 2016 01:25 AM (1JnAL)

210 So how hard would it be to create counterfeit Pokemon? Much fun could be had.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:25 AM (GSdpU)

211 187 "SMOD only miles away from earth; massive orgies abound"

Yeah, it would be very bad to wake up, read that headline and realized you missed it.
Posted by: mpthompson at July 18, 2016 01:12 AM (I/SRC)


And then look up and go "oh shit".

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2016 01:27 AM (sdi6R)

212 Pokemon, Pocket Monster. And you gotta catch them all in a red/white ball.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:27 AM (P6IAq)

213 JTB, my own reloads. HXP brass, 46.5g of 4064 under a bulk 150g spire-point/boat-tailed bullet (basically a slightly softer M2 ball replica load).


The "boom" of the Garand makes me smile even as I'm shooting it, and also gets "audience response" - just a lot louder and deeper than the AR's "crack". (A Marine there brought a 16.5-in .308 with a muzzle brake, so he kinda "out-boomed" me)


Today it was a two-way street on gun geekery - recently got two AR lowers and I'm in early stages of self-edumucation on how to build them out (eventually), so I was able to see/handle a lot of stuff and ask the youngsters about options etc.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:27 AM (QDnY+)

214 Pokemon, Pocket Monster. And you gotta catch them all in a red/white ball.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:27 AM (P6IAq)


Pocket Monster? Is that like a trouser snake?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (GSdpU)

215 Or simply read Larry Niven's short story Inconstant Moon if you need a SMOD fix.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (P6IAq)

216 Adults who played the original GamBoy Pokemon versions Red, Blue, and Yellow are the most nuts about this game, because it replicates what they did on screen all those years ago.

Which is to walk around from town to town collecting Pokemon to train and fight in gyms with.
Now they actually do in "enhanced reality" what they did sitting on their asses 15 years ago.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (kKHcp)

217 Kindltot @ 202,
I have made note of this.

As of right now, I'll be continuing this perfect buzz, and watching a cheesy movie that starts in 2 minutes (where is Joe Hallenbeck when you need him?).

Posted by: Chi at July 18, 2016 01:30 AM (6Irzq)

218 Which is to walk around from town to town collecting Pokemon to train and fight in gyms with.
Now they actually do in "enhanced reality" what they did sitting on their asses 15 years ago.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (kKHcp)


Sounds like one of those, "you had to be there" things.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:31 AM (GSdpU)

219 ....I get amused by the fascination of the plastic gun shooters with old military surplus rifles and blued steel revolvers. The flintlock long rifle really gets their attention.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2016 01:18 AM (V+03K)



Back in about, '05 or thereabouts, I shot an entire Appleseed weekend, with an M-96 Swedish Mauser.

With stripper clips, not only did I have no problem keeping up with the black rifle crowd (including all ARs, FALs, M1a, etc.), but I'd often out pace them, and with better groups withal.

And when we got out past 400 yards, I began to really lay down the spankings.

A 29 in. barrel, with it's inherent Swedish accuracy, long sight radius and awesome ballistics of the 6.5x55 Swede....well... I owned the weekend from the 400 to 600 yard zone.

One other gent out there was running a rather elegant SMLE, but he had lots of ammo problems, with hang-fires and full on dud rounds.

But when his rifle went "bang", damn if he didn't center punch the target, every time.

We did teach the young guys one particular lesson, there. Beware the old guys with old guns. Just 'cause neither is High Speed, Low Drag, they'll both still kill yer ass stone cold dead.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 01:32 AM (v5iqM)

220 Hey Sven did you see this?

The B-29 "Doc" made its first flight today
https://youtu.be/IsiP5KZ04X4

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:32 AM (P6IAq)

221 Another funny thing about big-bore mil surplus vs. ARs at these matches - when the ARs hit one of the large steel hanging plates @ 100 or 150 yds., sometimes it's hard to tell (not much sound, plates don't always move that much depending on impact point).


When I hit with the Garand or the Mosin-Nagant (I actually use those more often at this event), there's an easily audible "thud" and the plates swing wildly and sometimes break their chains.


When the RO (guy running the timer/calling the shots) says "hit" on my shots, if it's a scene of destruction out at the target, I'll joke "you sure?".


Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:34 AM (QDnY+)

222 rickl, that'll be me... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 01:35 AM (q7T0y)

223 cth:

I considered going, but I had things to do, and no ability to acquire any of the big items. But I regretted not going.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 18, 2016 01:36 AM (FlRtG)

224 Home, where I want to be. Just checking in to see what hash AT&T has bestowed upon me tonight.

Anna Puma #212: ...And you gotta catch them all in a red/white ball.

Despite my attempts to avoid any- and every-thing pokeomonish, I have become aware that an old-fashioned red-and-white fishing bobber is involved.

I will never understand modern video gaming.

My knowledge of vidgaming ended at Space Invaders.

Posted by: mindful webworker - caught them all - now what? at July 18, 2016 01:36 AM (OZZ16)

225 Sounds like one of those, "you had to be there" things.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:31 AM (GSdpU)

My daughter was 9 when we got her a GameBoy Color, and version Red.
Because a couple of kids at school had it and that was all they talked about.

Silly us.

Yeah, she plays now, but isn't nuts and has pretty good situational awareness, so hopefully she won't fall off a cliff or get mugged.
They even know they're a little goofy about it.
One tumblr meme is a picture of a rusty van parked in a dimly lit lot with "rare Pokemon inside" painted on the sides.

The caption is "how to kidnap a 28 year old in 2016"

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:37 AM (kKHcp)

226 216 Adults who played the original GamBoy Pokemon versions Red, Blue, and Yellow are the most nuts about this game, because it replicates what they did on screen all those years ago.

Which is to walk around from town to town collecting Pokemon to train and fight in gyms with.
Now they actually do in "enhanced reality" what they did sitting on their asses 15 years ago.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (kKHcp)


I was somewhere around junior high/high school for the original pokemon release. I got the Red my brother got the Blue version. I beat the game and really that was about it for me. I mean, I get it. Its a pretty basic RPG game, so its not like its really that bizarre of a "Why do people like it?"

The obsession by people over 20 now though? I mean the idea of GO seems to be to have kids go outside and get some sun. Yeah sure they are staring at their phones, but they're going outside. The 20 year olds are already going outside and staring at their phones.

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 01:37 AM (bMG0w)

227 220 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:32 AM (P6IAq)

Nope, glad you showed me.

We need them to fly together....

ah the good old days.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:38 AM (SzZnW)

228 The caption is "how to kidnap a 28 year old in 2016"

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:37 AM (kKHcp)


Heh. Harry Reid's new M.O. Allegedly, so I have been told.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:39 AM (GSdpU)

229 Anna - about "Doc" - that's fantastic!


I saw FiFi (on the ground) last year. Didn't even know another B-29 was in the pipeline. Wonderful.


Finally ..... some good news!

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:39 AM (QDnY+)

230 229 Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:39 AM (QDnY+)

I want to see the F7Fs fly....

https://youtu.be/sK-42mzg9I0

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:40 AM (SzZnW)

231 Hey Rhombo if you're thinking of entering the AR world you should save some coins as some might be leaving from up here

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 01:42 AM (0uuiT)

232 Lovely -- just lovely:

Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long Tweeted picture of cop being murdered, wishes everyone a Happy Ramadan:

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/gavin-long-retweeted-photo-cop-shot/

And this was weeks BEFORE he killed three cops.

So we got the race-hate and the Islamic angle wrapped up in one package.

Motivation status: Unknown.

Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)

233 "Doc" is a B-29 that was recovered from the range at China Lake. A bunch of volunteers with Boeing over 16 years restored the plane. The first flight took place at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS.

There are other videos out there. One over three hours long. But it was cool on the taxi back after the flight to see that very polished B-29 go past a bunch of other Boeing products - KC-135Rs. Too bad there was no B-52 or B-17 on hand.

I wonder if there are any B-45s left?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:43 AM (P6IAq)

234 You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)


I can't check out. I was never in it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Pretty sure I played a couple of rounds of Pong during the 70's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 01:44 AM (Z58Xa)

235 Motivation status: Unknown.
Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)

Uh-huh.
Thanks for re-spiking my rage meter.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:45 AM (kKHcp)

236 232 Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)

"Magic 8 Ball says not on your fucking life"

//Bronko From Honolulu

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:45 AM (SzZnW)

237 rhomboid, Thanks for the info on the hand loads. I have all those components so I'll have a starting point once I begin loading for the Garand.

For true gun geek discussions, nothing starts that like youngsters at the range when I'm using the muzzleloaders or 45-70 buffalo guns with BP cartridges. The kids look at the 45-70 ammo like they were artillery shells. Always fun.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2016 01:45 AM (V+03K)

238 Motivation status: Unknown.
Posted by: zombie
-------------

His motivation was very complex, we'll probably never know what it actually was.

Posted by: Barky at July 18, 2016 01:45 AM (Z58Xa)

239 I saw FiFi (on the ground) last year. Didn't even know another B-29 was in the pipeline. Wonderful.


Finally ..... some good news!

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:39 AM (QDnY+)


I will probably catch some flak for this, but I don't regard the B-29 as an especially pretty aircraft. Impressive, purposeful, even menacing, yes. Pretty, no.


And it's wonderful to see one restored, and I would like to see one up close. But for its historical and technical interest, not as a beauty to be admired.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:46 AM (GSdpU)

240 Sven, win the Powerball Wednesday. I think the P-61B that is on display in Beijing is for sale. $2 million US. Restoration will cost extra.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:47 AM (P6IAq)

241 233 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:43 AM (P6IAq)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_B-45_Tornado

Back in my hometown....

"flying"?

Nah don't think so....it was a hangar queen IIRC

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:47 AM (SzZnW)

242 Pretty sure I played a couple of rounds of Pong during the 70's.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 01:44 AM (Z58Xa)

Pong was mind-blowing when it came out. And you could play at home?!

Now kids look at it like it's a flint arrow head.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 18, 2016 01:47 AM (kKHcp)

243 Is it wrong to point out how an author of an "academic paper" likes to "hang out" with pre-pubescent kids on her own un-paid time, while lamenting that naked little boys and naked little girls can't be naked together, is a bit creepy?

Posted by: The Academic Hat at July 18, 2016 01:48 AM (vBeA5)

244


Pocket Monster? Is that like a trouser snake?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:29 AM (GSdpU)


:::squirt:::

Posted by: Harry Reid at July 18, 2016 01:49 AM (1JnAL)

245 Thereis acomplete B-17 and B-29 and B-58 at March AFB museum but I don't know what the holdup is

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 01:49 AM (0uuiT)

246 227 220 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:32 AM (P6IAq)

Nope, glad you showed me.

We need them to fly together....

ah the good old days.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:38 AM (SzZnW)



Sven, Anna..... last night's ONT was more than a bit aviation-centric, and I'd posted the following, there. I'll put it here, verbatim:

408 Hillbilly King....I'm honored, my fellow Moron!

I'm sure we could do some damage to a bottle, a mason jar, and certainly I shall bring with me the premium cigars.

Aircraft story.

I once enjoyed unimpeded, solo access to an as yet un-finished FiFi, the sole remaining flight worthy B-29.

It was all alone at the Hondo, TX airport, in for whatever work the volunteers at that facility could contribute, and had been there for some months.

One day, I was en route back home to San Antonio, with some time to spare, and so pulled into the airport, and had a good discussion with the guard at the gate.

Who. Let. Me. In.

Shortly, another airport employee, not security, but who was causally involved with the project, allowed me up the crew stair, and told me simply to not touch shit up there.

I took a full tour. The avionics were clearly out and being worked on, and most of the cockpit was awry. So, I didn't get to sit in the pilot's seat, or go forward of that spot.

But, it was raw, unclean, greasy, filthy and otherwise just a coming-back-to-life, mess.

I loved it.

Just walking around under the wings and engine, I was struck with the sheer majesty of the craft.

And by some drops of oil from the engines.

I took it as a sign of mutual respect, and quietly took my leave. Somberly, appreciatively, and in a reflective mood.

Heroes flew those planes. I got close enough to walk once, in their footsteps.

So very, very humbling.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2016 01:37 AM (v5iqM)



With that, I'll simply say this.

FiFi and Doc, should be able to fly a mission over KSA, one to Mecca and the other to Medina.

Modern canned sunshine units won't require the hogging-out of the bomb bay, as did the originals.

It would be a suitable semi-recreation of the 1945 events, and a fitting tribute to the great B-29's storied history.

The added dividend would be those final, modern mission symbols, well earned and painted onto those glorious fuselages.

Of course, it'd never happen. But some really good novelist could make it real enough, I'd imagine. *hint, hint*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 01:49 AM (v5iqM)

247 Confession:

Not only do I not know what Pokemon Go is, I don't even really know what Pokemon is in the first place.

Whatever original Pokemon is/was, it must have completely bypassed me during whatever decade that was. I only heard about it in retrospect, like "Wasn't Pokemon great, back in the good ol' days?" I was like, "Whaaaaat?"

To what little extent awareness of the word "Pokemon" impacted my psyche, I assume that it is some kind of Japanese cartoon that involves little monsters? Beyond that, I could not tell you -- and yes, I know I could Google it, but I have so little interest in the topic, that I will purposely refrain from doing so.

Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:49 AM (jBuUi)

248 Pretty sure I played a couple of rounds of Pong during the 70's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2016 01:44 AM (Z58Xa)


I remember playing Pong on a coin-operated console aboard a B.C. ferry en route to Langdale. We found that we could glitch it into giving free games by jiggling the plug in the bulkhead socket.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:49 AM (GSdpU)

249 Shit we got ALL KINDS of planes out here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp59vag

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 01:51 AM (0uuiT)

250 Ooohhh... I'm no fun anymore.

Bye.

http://bit.ly/29NTBTF

Posted by: mindful webworker - ffzzzzzzz pff at July 18, 2016 01:52 AM (OZZ16)

251 249 Hell we got a sr-71 as far as that goes...

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 01:53 AM (0uuiT)

252 234 You've been checked out of video game culture for over 20 years haven't you?

Posted by: buzzion at July 18, 2016 12:56 AM (bMG0w)


I can't check out. I was never in it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------------

Pretty sure I played a couple of rounds of Pong during the 70's.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc


As I've mentioned here a few times in the past:

I have never ever played a video game or computer game of any kind in my entire life, not even for one second. Never had the slightest interest. Still don't.

And until it became commonplace for everyone to play video games on their iPhones during long BART commutes, I don't think I even ever saw in person someone else playing a video game or computer game.

That is just how disconected from mainstream culture I have always been.

Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:54 AM (jBuUi)

253 246 227 220 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:32 AM (P6IAq)

Nope, glad you showed me.

We need them to fly together....

ah the good old days.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:38 AM (SzZnW)


Sven, Anna..... last night's ONT was more than a bit aviation-centric, and I'd posted the following, there. I'll put it here, verbatim:

408 Hillbilly King....I'm honored, my fellow Moron!

I'm sure we could do some damage to a bottle, a mason jar, and certainly I shall bring with me the premium cigars.

Aircraft story.

I once enjoyed unimpeded, solo access to an as yet un-finished FiFi, the sole remaining flight worthy B-29.

It was all alone at the Hondo, TX airport, in for whatever work the volunteers at that facility could contribute, and had been there for some months.

One day, I was en route back home to San Antonio, with some time to spare, and so pulled into the airport, and had a good discussion with the guard at the gate.

Who. Let. Me. In.

Shortly, another airport employee, not security, but who was causally involved with the project, allowed me up the crew stair, and told me simply to not touch shit up there.

I took a full tour. The avionics were clearly out and being worked on, and most of the cockpit was awry. So, I didn't get to sit in the pilot's seat, or go forward of that spot.

But, it was raw, unclean, greasy, filthy and otherwise just a coming-back-to-life, mess.

I loved it.

Just walking around under the wings and engine, I was struck with the sheer majesty of the craft.

And by some drops of oil from the engines.

I took it as a sign of mutual respect, and quietly took my leave. Somberly, appreciatively, and in a reflective mood.

Heroes flew those planes. I got close enough to walk once, in their footsteps.

So very, very humbling.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 17, 2016 01:37 AM (v5iqM)


With that, I'll simply say this.

FiFi and Doc, should be able to fly a mission over KSA, one to Mecca and the other to Medina.

Modern canned sunshine units won't require the hogging-out of the bomb bay, as did the originals.

It would be a suitable semi-recreation of the 1945 events, and a fitting tribute to the great B-29's storied history.

The added dividend would be those final, modern mission symbols, well earned and painted onto those glorious fuselages.

Of course, it'd never happen. But some really good novelist could make it real enough, I'd imagine. *hint, hint*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Sounds like a Dale Brown book.

Posted by: Drill at July 18, 2016 01:55 AM (DN9jO)

254 252 Posted by: zombie at July 18, 2016 01:54 AM (jBuUi)

It's ok....I'm a video game junkie already when AR hits well enough assuming my hip has held up I will be fighting World War III 1986 for fun.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:55 AM (SzZnW)

255 Hey Sven and Jim... how about getting a B-47 flying.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:57 AM (P6IAq)

256 Well, midnight here. Time for the rack. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2016 01:57 AM (GSdpU)

257 MAx, thanks - I just bought two stripped lowers and plan to build them out - eventually - when I get the time/$ to do so. Really I just used the "gun-mageddon" calamity in Sacramento as an excuse to do something I'd long planned.


So I won't be in the market for complete rifles.


But, confirming the depth of the overall pathology, I *do* have ammo, reloading eqpt., and components for my .223 reloads, for the rifles that don't exist yet. I've read that this is a sure sign the firearm sickness has reached Stage 3.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 01:58 AM (QDnY+)

258 255 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:57 AM (P6IAq)

That would likely be doable except that whole "strategic nuclear bomber" thing....

I'd love a B-70 replica.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 18, 2016 01:59 AM (SzZnW)

259 Dale Brown book?

Flight of the Very Old Dog.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 01:59 AM (P6IAq)

260 Goodnight all, thanks for the chat, hope everyone had a great weekend. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 18, 2016 02:00 AM (q7T0y)

261 257 Reallya goodway to go is to build your lower from an existing rifle- just changing out the lowers. Cheaper than buying the parts individually.

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 02:00 AM (0uuiT)

262 #53

The amount of dumb unreasoning bigotry in that article is amazing, especially coming from people accusing somebody else of their own crime.

The 18 year old saying she's going off to college where she could 'express herself freely' may be in for a big shock if she comes up against the ever more common and restrictive speech codes.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 02:01 AM (IdCqF)

263 219 ... Jim, I love the Swedish Mauser. That 6.5x55 cartridge is wonderful: more accurate than I will ever be, and comfortable recoil. You can shoot it all day long without bruising your shoulder. My rifle is from 1904 and the action is tight and smooth. The bolt operates like sliding on ice. Wonderful engineering. I hate to think about the cost of a new rifle built as well my 'antique'.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2016 02:01 AM (V+03K)

264 223
cth:



I considered going, but I had things to do, and no ability to acquire any of the big items. But I regretted not going.



Posted by: Arbalest at July 18, 2016 01:36 AM (FlRtG)


There's only one big item left, a lathe. There were four club members there, so I didn't feel bad about wasting Pat's time. Not said, but felt -- no amount of tools or money were worth any part of the loss of our friend/father/mentor.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

265 Sven, 'strategic nuclear bomber' you say?

Say you're a friend of Paul Allen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:02 AM (P6IAq)

266 The Hustler is a cool bird. I'd love to see the last Valkeryie. That plane just screams "I will fuck up your day and be home before you know it." It still looks futuristic to me.

Posted by: Drill at July 18, 2016 02:03 AM (DN9jO)

267 Larry Niven seems to be something of a SMODophile/SMODophobe depending on how you look at it.

Posted by: eleven at July 18, 2016 02:06 AM (qUNWi)

268 Anna Puma. You've already got my take on a modernized B-47. I'd love to see one in flight though.

One friend from church, in the early to mid-'80s, had been a B-47 navigator in the Korean War era.

They'd flown one of those "deniable" recon flights into Soviet airspace, and got bounced by Mig interceptors.

He never flew a USAF mission after that. But I wish I had his photo albums. You'd never lack for writing materials from those, I assure you.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 02:07 AM (v5iqM)

269 I wonder if there are any A3Js still in existence?

https://youtu.be/d7xywId-cfQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:08 AM (P6IAq)

270 Gardening chores to do tomorrow and I start early before the real heat comes in. G'night everyone. And thanks for the gun discussions. I always enjoy them.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2016 02:08 AM (V+03K)

271 And did we nuke the thread???

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:13 AM (P6IAq)

272 And did we nuke the thread???

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:13 AM (P6IAq)


Had to end sometime.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 18, 2016 02:16 AM (wB8Tg)

273 Anna I think threads have their own dynamic ..... they ebb .... then spring back to life. And - just noticed your hash has something close to "P61" in it. Heh.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 02:16 AM (QDnY+)

274 Nuked thread or not, I'll be taking crew rest in my berth.

Anna.... por favor, pay special attention to next Saturday's Pet Thread. I think you'll see some photographic samples of my skill, workmanship and creativity as to a certain cat-centric structure in my house.

With that, I'll take my leave from tonight's ONT, and wish y'all fair winds, following seas and sweet dreams.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 18, 2016 02:17 AM (v5iqM)

275 Merovign, with a bang and not a whimper huh? How goes the writing?

P-61A-10-NO perhaps?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:17 AM (P6IAq)

276 it ain't over until we say it's over...

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 02:17 AM (cqiFV)

277 Oh, it's over, red, it's over.

And so it begins ......

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 02:18 AM (QDnY+)

278 Merovign, with a bang and not a whimper huh? How goes the writing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:17 AM (P6IAq)


Poorly. My heart meds mess me up pretty bad on the concentration front.

On the other hand, I think I have more, percentage-wise, done than I thought, so, not all bad.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 18, 2016 02:19 AM (wB8Tg)

279 Yuck about the heart meds, but you mentioned being 60,000 words in on a story? So that is cool.

Had a bit of scare writing wise, lost USB drive with stories on it. Thankfully Scrivener had backups on the local drive. So Alexandria story and other projects are safe, just lost a day of writing trying to find the thumb drive.

I need to scoot and try to play some catch-up and drag story past the 26k line at least before sleep.

Keep it up. And don't forget Wednesday the Powerball is a quarter billion or so.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:23 AM (P6IAq)

280 Well, "it's over" for me. This Alan Zimm book on Pearl Harbor is pretty interesting. Didn't know the Japs used re-purposed battleship shells for their armor-penetrating bombs, or that their airborne radio comms situation was so bad. Lots of good analysis of the various issues involved in allocating strike assets to targets.


Also didn't know that the strike force only got the six fleet carriers (vs. four) when it was demonstrated that Zeros out of Taiwan could cover the Philippine operation.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 02:24 AM (QDnY+)

281 Anna I think threads have their own dynamic ..... they ebb .... then spring back to life. And - just noticed your hash has something close to "P61" in it. Heh.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 18, 2016 02:16 AM (QDnY+)


I'm not dead yet...

Posted by: The ONT Thread at July 18, 2016 02:25 AM (vBeA5)

282 It's only mostly dead.

Posted by: Miracle Max at July 18, 2016 02:28 AM (6Irzq)

283 lost USB drive with stories on it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:23 AM (P6IAq)



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

If I don't have at least two backups I feel naked.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 18, 2016 02:28 AM (wB8Tg)

284 Re the quality if older gear/tech:

Some of my best cameras are older than I am, and one of my favorites os nearly 70 years old.

Unless the lenses are scratched or fungused up, and provided the internals aren't rusted into a solid masd, there's no reason they won't last another 20 or 30 years. Getting film for them is another matter....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 18, 2016 02:36 AM (Jqu6n)

285 >>>I would guess that many French Muslims are Muslims in culture only


The key words being "I would guess". Recent activity would seem to have removed the "guess" factor out of the equation, ya think?

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 18, 2016 02:36 AM (gF+Qw)

286 *blinks* I hope I didn't just stress Merovign out by accident???

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2016 02:39 AM (P6IAq)

287 moose slimes are moose slimes...

the ones that aren't currently observant can switch W/O warning.

kinda like old blasting caps: you never know when they are going to blow, but a smart user will expect them to, and at the worst possible time.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 02:40 AM (cqiFV)

288 Getting into that territory means the Powerball jackpot, currently at $250 million and change for the cash payout ($175 million after the IRS gets their piece), will probably get a good bump before the next draw.

I'd be insanely thrilled just to get one of the Second Chance drawings. This is a thing they do in CA state based games. You enter an alphanumeric string on the lottery web site or scan it using the phone app to be entered as in another drawing. The prizes range around $75K to around $200K on the more pricey scratchers.

As far as I can tell, it was done as an anti-littering measure. I make sure all of my mother's tickets are entered and if I find abandoned tickets or scratchers left on a machine at a supermarket, I'll grab them and enter them under her account.

One thing I've noticed is abandoned scratchers will sometimes have just the Second Chance bar code exposed and nothing else. This is because the phone app will alert you to a winning ticket if you neglect to claim it and enter it in Second Chance instead. Apparently some people cannot be bothered to do the whole scratching off thing and just cut to the chase. Oddly, those tickets are still accepted for Second Chance entries, so I'm not sure if those who abandoned them didn't complete the process or the system allows the serial numbers to be claimed by more than one account. I'd expect the claim would favor the holder of the physical ticket, so they go into the envelope with the others.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 02:42 AM (IdCqF)

289 Could I ask some advice from the Horde?

My father's side of the family has a history of diabetes (his brother and sister both have it). I found out today that my father's A1C test was above 10 (my doctor told me that above 7 was "sew the patient's mouth shut" territory). He is a sugar addict and hasn't dealt very well with being told to stop, to the point of grabbing sugary snacks on the side.

If anyone has any suggestions on how I might shake a bit of sense into him, let me know.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 18, 2016 02:43 AM (vBeA5)

290 not sure if this was here this afternoon, or elsewhere, but a story about how a US pilot got credit for shooting down a US aircraft

http://southernarizonaguide.com/pima-air-space- museum-bad-angel-mysterious-kill-markings/

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 02:43 AM (cqiFV)

291 If I don't have at least two backups I feel naked.

I backed up naked once ...

Posted by: wild wood weed farmer ... at July 18, 2016 02:46 AM (AoK0a)

292 >>>Highly recommended if you want to get past a superficial understanding of the French Muslim problem.

Maybe I'm superficial, but what more is to be understood than that they are "fond" of those that are hostile to "liberte, egalite, fraternite"?

And the obvious riposte, "yeah, you're superficial" would itself be a superficial reply.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 18, 2016 02:48 AM (gF+Qw)

293 288
Getting into that territory means the Powerball jackpot, currently at
$250 million and change for the cash payout ($175 million after the IRS
gets their piece), will probably get a good bump before the next draw.

I'd
be insanely thrilled just to get one of the Second Chance drawings.
This is a thing they do in CA state based games. You enter an
alphanumeric string on the lottery web site or scan it using the phone
app to be entered as in another drawing. The prizes range around $75K to
around $200K on the more pricey scratchers.

As far as I can
tell, it was done as an anti-littering measure. I make sure all of my
mother's tickets are entered and if I find abandoned tickets or
scratchers left on a machine at a supermarket, I'll grab them and enter
them under her account.

One thing I've noticed is abandoned
scratchers will sometimes have just the Second Chance bar code exposed
and nothing else. This is because the phone app will alert you to a
winning ticket if you neglect to claim it and enter it in Second Chance
instead. Apparently some people cannot be bothered to do the whole
scratching off thing and just cut to the chase. Oddly, those tickets are
still accepted for Second Chance entries, so I'm not sure if those who
abandoned them didn't complete the process or the system allows the
serial numbers to be claimed by more than one account. I'd expect the
claim would favor the holder of the physical ticket, so they go into the
envelope with the others.


Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 02:42 AM (IdCqF)


My impression of "second chance" ploys is that they are datamining. I don't feel like providing identifiable information for hypothetical gain.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 02:49 AM (EzgxV)

294 traditional late night gun thread hijack: i'm looking for someone who will mill me an AR-15 barrel in the original profile, with a 1:14 twist rifling...

i've found a manufacturer for the blanks, but who to cut it?

then, where to find an IMR 4475 equivalent?

the brass and projos i have.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 02:50 AM (cqiFV)

295 If anyone has any suggestions on how I might shake a bit of sense into him, let me know.

Sugar addiction is quite the monkey.

Truvia (stevia) substitutes can work in cooking desserts & coffee, tea, etc. Diabetic cookbooks have dessert sections.

Placing artificial limbs around the house so he can get used to his amputation replacements might be extreme ...

Posted by: Adriane the Useless Advice Advisor ... at July 18, 2016 02:51 AM (AoK0a)

296 That's a tough one Hat. He has to want to live. That shit can be very dangerous.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2016 02:52 AM (v3mZA)

297 These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves a fellow called Mohammed Hussein.

-- Mark Steyn, 2005


Update for 2009

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 18, 2016 02:54 AM (zc3Db)

298 289
Could I ask some advice from the Horde?



My father's side of the family has a history of diabetes (his
brother and sister both have it). I found out today that my father's
A1C test was above 10 (my doctor told me that above 7 was "sew the
patient's mouth shut" territory). He is a sugar addict and hasn't dealt
very well with being told to stop, to the point of grabbing sugary
snacks on the side.



If anyone has any suggestions on how I might shake a bit of sense into him, let me know.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 18, 2016 02:43 AM (vBeA5)


Sugar is as addictive as crack, and fructose (as in "HFCS" or "High Fructose Corn Syrup") causes twice the insulin-damage as sucrose per calorie. The only thing I can suggest is to try shoving as many savory high-fat snacks down his pie-hole as possible. I feel for you; I feel for him; I feel more local situations.....and it sucks. Government dietary guidance is a fast-track to diabetes.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 02:55 AM (EzgxV)

299 #293

Little over the top, dude. The only information they're getting is that my mother buys CA lottery tickets on a regular basis. She actually plays all three of the big games in CA but the other two aren't part of the program. The addition of abandoned tickets to her entries only makes things more erratic, creating the impression that an elderly woman in spending an excessive amount or entering tickets abandoned by others.

Her credit card processors have vastly more info about her and I've little doubt the state or federal government can access that if they really think anything useful is there.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 02:55 AM (IdCqF)

300 294
traditional late night gun thread hijack: i'm looking for someone who
will mill me an AR-15 barrel in the original profile, with a 1:14 twist
rifling...

i've found a manufacturer for the blanks, but who to cut it?

then, where to find an IMR 4475 equivalent?

the brass and projos i have.


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 02:50 AM (cqiFV)


Bid it. It's not a controlled part, and there are no recordkeeping requirements.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

301 About a year ago, I tried the Oculus VR, and it blew my mind. I had thought we were a long way from inventing virtual reality. But as I stood in a flat, bare room, only to have the headset flicker on and convince my body and brain I was teetering on the edge of a skyscraper, I learned I was wrong. As I jumped back, I realized we'd already invented VR. Now we're just perfecting it, making it cheaper, better, more addictive.

Headsets are not friggin virtual reality. This is retarded. You get the same feelings looking over the edge of a cliff on a nice tv screen or, very much more so, in a movie theater. But no one in their right mind would call either of those "virtual reality".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 18, 2016 03:00 AM (zc3Db)

302 299
#293

Little over the top, dude. The only information they're
getting is that my mother buys CA lottery tickets on a regular basis.
She actually plays all three of the big games in CA but the other two
aren't part of the program. The addition of abandoned tickets to her
entries only makes things more erratic, creating the impression that an
elderly woman in spending an excessive amount or entering tickets
abandoned by others.

Her credit card processors have vastly more
info about her and I've little doubt the state or federal government
can access that if they really think anything useful is there.


Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 02:55 AM (IdCqF)


Last time I checked, you had to sign up for an online CA lottery account to see your second-chance results. This involved showing your name, email, and snail-mail addy.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 18, 2016 03:02 AM (EzgxV)

303 Interesting article by Delacroix.

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Posted by: NC Mountainl Girl at July 18, 2016 03:02 AM (si0ut)

304 #289

I can sympathize. It's an eternal struggle. I haven't consumed much lately because my appetite has been off in general due to my general bad mood. It got me down to 225 for the first time in quite a while but it's hard to get excited about amid the other stuff.

One thing I did a while back was give up sugary drinks like fruit juices. My main substitute had been the zero cal Powerade. More recently I've tried to save money by using the powder packets that are designed to be used with a standard 16.7 bottled water. Some of them taste surprisingly good and stave off the sugar urge a bit. I usually get them at the 99 Cent Store, though sometimes they'll turn up cheaper in other places. Since most of the cost in stuff like Powerade is the shipping weight, the powders are a lot cheaper.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 03:05 AM (IdCqF)

305 Jacques Delacroix = Jacob of the cross. Too bad these Frenchmen are unable to live up to their names.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 18, 2016 03:10 AM (gF+Qw)

306 #302

And so what? The State of California already knows all that stuff about my mother. She's live here since 1959. The only new piece of info they have is what I already stated about her having a lottery ticket habit.

That just isn't in the class of something like the story I related to Bruce Schneier a while back. I'd just read a book by him when this happened, so I thought he'd find it amusing. My mother has a set of cloth lunch boxes with freezer packs sewn into them. You put them in the freezer and they keep stuff cold for a good long while. She wanted to give some of these to a friend who'd admired their utility and asked me to look them up. After some searching I narrowed down the best venue for a purchase. Before any commitment was made, though, I got the Best Buy Deal of the Day email.

Guess what was among the offered deals?

Schneier's reaction was along the lines of 'sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.'

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 03:12 AM (IdCqF)

307 above 7 was "sew the patient's mouth shut" territory). He is a sugar addict and hasn't dealt very well with being told to stop, to the point of grabbing sugary snacks on the side.

Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration (re 7 A1C)but 10 is very unhealthy.

I wish I could tell you how to fix behavior, but depending on your biology sugar and starch can feel *really* good.

P.S. HFCS is 55% fructose, standard sugar 50%. If your body notices a big difference, it's probably not the fructose. Kind of like you can't be allergic to MSG (it's manufactured in your body), but people *do* react to it for whatever reason.

It does taste different.

Anyway, sadly, like in the FDA story above, successful treatments for diabetes (as in eliminating it) will probably be delayed by decades. The German and Indian intestinal surgery is experiencing huge success rates but they haven't fully explained why yet.

Also, try different artificial / non-caloric sweeteners. I find most of them, including stevia, unpalatable (miserably so).

Per Epobirs, I use a lot of the drink mixes. The only reason I use the small "16 ounce" onces is most of the flavors are only available in that size (more profit). Try all the different ones.

I can't stand the Powerade diet things, taste like roofing tar. Very bitter. Used to drink diet Pepsi but it was pretty nasty after they switched from Aspartame - people's taste buds are just different.

As with everything, nutritional advice is a little more witch-doctory than science, including mine. Too many variables.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 18, 2016 03:20 AM (wB8Tg)

308 I believe the bottled water standard of 16.7 ounces was in place long before the powders became available in pre-measured packets. If that is the primary way you use the powder it is a big convenience, especially on the go.

I reuse Powerade bottles, which are twice the capacity at 32 ounces, so I use two packets. Powerade wasn't my first preference but it was the least expensive of the ones I found tolerable. I could never stand any of the diet sodas. They seemed far worse than just having something normally sweetened and heavily diluted, as I'd rather have something weak but enjoyable than outright unpleasant.

Though I was never a big soda drinker. My addiction was to stuff like lemonade or sweet tea.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 03:30 AM (IdCqF)

309 I can't stand the Powerade diet things, taste like roofing tar. Very bitter. Used to drink diet Pepsi but it was pretty nasty after they switched from Aspartame - people's taste buds are just different.

As with everything, nutritional advice is a little more witch-doctory than science, including mine. Too many variables.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 18, 2016 03:20 AM (wB8Tg)


I can't stand diet substitutes for sugar or HFCS. Of course, since I don't have a sweet tooth, I don't *have* to have any of them.

From a biological point of view, the body metabolizes only single surars like glucose or fructose. When you have regular sugar, you are limited by the body's ability to cleave off the monosaccharide from the disaccariade. This is why, all else equal, if you want a sugary treat, get one with actual sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup.

This is why long-chain saccharides are better for you... your body chops off one of a long chain at a time so your body doesn't have to process anything that hasn't been cleaved off.

This is why eating beans or nuts (which also have fiber) is better than downing a bowl of sugar, even if the number of "carbs" is the same.

This is also why the more active you are, the more complex carbohydrages you can eat withough negative effect... if you are buring the monosaccharide that are being cleaved off, you don't have to pump out crapload of insulin.

Honestly, if you train your body with a bit of exercize, you can maximize your diet. Just focus, when possible, in homemade foods from good ingredients you trust, and you should be fine unless you have a overriding medical condition.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 18, 2016 03:39 AM (vBeA5)

310 The Nice killer wasn't "radicalized".

Like every other Muslim in the world today, he's got 1400 years of first cousin marriage and inbreeding in his bloodline. That's 70 generations of genetic insanity.

Islam is the only "religion" or political doctrine that allows its adherents to marry and produce offspring through first cousins. Which is why the conflict with Islam will eventually end up as Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club predicts, a war of extermination.

Richard's "The Three Conjectures" is a very good read on this subject.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 18, 2016 03:40 AM (E0BtF)

311
Growing old is no fun if you're not healthy.
The thing about diabetes is that you think having it is just gonna make your life shorter but that's not it.
It's the kidney damage and the neoropathy and the amputations that just make you feel like dogshit all the time. Becomes a spiral where you keep feeling shittier and shittier and you become less and less concerned about living a long time but instead of dying you just keep feeling shittier and shittier.
Lots of weird symptoms like chronic fatigue and pain and swelling and sleeping alot actually go away once you get your sugars under control. He either needs meds or needs more of them.
Getting the carbs out of the drinks is critical as many of us get more carbs from drinks than food. If you're drinking alot of juices or sodas it's very common to get over 1000 calories just off what you drink and it's all carbs.
I thionk the hope/expectation of eliminating carbs is dumb/hopeless. Cutting down to reasonable amounts is a better and intermediate step at least.
I found a diet soda that I like (diet Black Cherry Shasta from Stater Bros.) and every 6-pack I drink saves me 240 gr of sugar (over half a pound).

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 03:43 AM (0uuiT)

312 Like every other Muslim in the world today, he's got 1400 years of first
cousin marriage and inbreeding in his bloodline. That's 70 generations
of genetic insanity.



***


Which is why mecca should be a shiny glass parking lot. And the rest should be hunted to extinction.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2016 03:47 AM (v3mZA)

313 If you're drinking alot of juices or sodas it's very common to get over 1000 calories just off what you drink and it's all carbs.
I thionk the hope/expectation of eliminating carbs is dumb/hopeless. Cutting down to reasonable amounts is a better and intermediate step at least.
I found a diet soda that I like (diet Black Cherry Shasta from Stater Bros.) and every 6-pack I drink saves me 240 gr of sugar (over half a pound).
Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 03:43 AM (0uuiT)


Interesting question: Those who go on low carb-diets, are they subsituting, calorie for calorie, carbs for fat or protein, or are they just consuming less calories?

It is easy to gorge on pre-prepared snack foots with loads of carbs. It isn't so easy, or so cheap, to do so with a relatively carbohydrate-less food with fat or protein.

If you make stuff from scratch, you are fine with complex carbodydrates you include unless there is an underlying medical condition.

Posted by: The Culinary Hat at July 18, 2016 03:52 AM (vBeA5)

314 Lots of guys would probably have no problem snacking on jerky instead of doughnuts if the jerky wasn't so costly.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 03:57 AM (IdCqF)

315 Lots of guys would probably have no problem snacking on jerky instead of doughnuts if the jerky wasn't so costly.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 18, 2016 03:57 AM (IdCqF)


A good donut is a wonderful treat. But it should be a rare treat.

The problem with most commercial jerky is that, like most commercial products, it is loaded with HFCS. The problem with good homemade jerky is that it takes time and planning.

Personally, good jerky is the best treat, but making it personally isn't necissarily plausible. But good jerky is something that is savored over a period of time...

Posted by: The Jerked Hat at July 18, 2016 04:02 AM (vBeA5)

316 @310 Like every other Muslim in the world today, he's got 1400 years of first cousin marriage and inbreeding in his bloodline. That's 70 generations of genetic insanity.

Interesting take, maybe that's so. More to the point, I think selective breeding is a bigger factor than inbreeding . For a few thousand years, the traits of brutality, unreflective narcissism, and mindless "submission" have been traits that have been selected for. Those not possessing those traits have been weeded out, through a process of self selection. Those traits are the "virtues" that have been selected for.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 18, 2016 04:11 AM (gF+Qw)

317 I said it last week, but, Dallas Chief Brown was absolutely perfect in his handling of the crisis. His terms. His tone. His decisions. Inspired nothing but confidence. Sent bomb-bot in to take shooter out like no department ever had and then came and defended every officer on the force.


Commendable.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 18, 2016 04:12 AM (9ym/8)

318 The worst abuses of Christianity have occurred in spite of its teachings, and those teachings have served as a center of gravity, a rebuke that have corrected Christian cultures. Islamic abuses occur, because of Islamic teachings, and that is why Islam is what it is today, and will not get any better, except by the abandonment of it.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 18, 2016 04:21 AM (gF+Qw)

319
The prob with eating carbs is that they make you hungry.
Fat makes you feel full.
That f'n food pyramid got us away from good breakfasts and into cereal.
Carbs are cheap and readily available. Protein and fats usually require prep.

Posted by: MAx at July 18, 2016 04:27 AM (0uuiT)

320 I was reading something the other day about all this. Guy said the following: just about any diet, no matter what is going to cut down on the total glycemic load. If you're tying to cut calories, you're gonna cut down on the total glycemic load you're putting in your body daily.

It was related to the question of, "if it's carbs that are so bad, why do some populations like Asians do well on a mainly rice diet?" It's way too late to try to go into this and I'm out of here after I post this, I think.

Say you were stuffing 3000 calories a day, and you were "high fat", say 30% carbs. That's a 1000 calories of carbs. Now go to a low fat (high carb) diet, say 50% carbs of 1800 calories. You're now putting 900 calories of carbs in, reducing your glycemic load by 100 calories.

Anyway, I think the idea is to reduce total glycemic load, and thus insulin load. Anything that does that is gonna help.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 18, 2016 04:42 AM (DW+jj)

321 Short night, lots of interesting stuff tonight.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2016 04:45 AM (bksJQ)

322 Islam = virus, bad software that runs on the brain. The violent imagery of jihad and establishing a caliphate is the very core of Islam and this in the mind of every Muslim. Even the mere culturally Muslim.

I'm more culturally Christian (Southern Baptist flavor heavy) than anything else and like to think of myself as "rational" and all that shit. But the Christian imagery runs in my mind.

The Islamic imagery runs in the minds of all Muslims, and it ain't good. Let them see something that confirms this background, like some nutjobs establishing a Caliphate, and it comes out. They'll be chopping heads and allah-akbaring, no matter how "rational", secular, and Westernized they seem to be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 18, 2016 04:47 AM (DW+jj)

323 Convention starts today. I still look for a stab in the back. It wouldn't be prudent otherwise.

Rain yesterday. Going to rain today. All this dark and humid weather leads to a gloomy outlook.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 18, 2016 05:04 AM (WVsWD)

324 Hotter than hell here in CenTex. Muggy - so freaking humid you need water wings to leave the house.....

And it'll be this way till october.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 18, 2016 05:20 AM (5ejPs)

325 Early morning Coffee helps though.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 18, 2016 05:40 AM (WVsWD)

326 That Delacroix article is shit, speaking as a Jew.

Fuck him.

Posted by: Mr Wonderful at July 18, 2016 05:40 AM (N7G17)

327 Fuck him.

Posted by: Mr Wonderful at July 18, 2016 05:40 AM (N7G17)
---
don't fuck trash...

just bury it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 05:49 AM (cqiFV)

328 Amazes me to think most of the world barely has fans to cope with this kinda weather.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 18, 2016 05:50 AM (5ejPs)

329 Posted by: Mr Wonderful at July 18, 2016 05:40 AM (N7G17)

He plays fast and loose with the facts, and has a far rosier view of Islam than most people who actually know something about it.

And of course the shifting of blame is typical: "Muslims have not yet derailed French democracy. French non-Muslims with names like mine did, several times."

But the best part is when he speaks of "Muslim reformists." I have seen no evidence of the existence of such a thing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2016 05:51 AM (Zu3d9)

330 And I think of all the older east asians....they run the a/c for the younger ones, and for the Americans, and run around in cardigans or jackets or the like.

Too cold for them......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 18, 2016 05:52 AM (5ejPs)

331 Hotter than hell here in CenTex. Muggy - so freaking humid you need water wings to leave the house.....



And it'll be this way till october.....
---
and this is why i *still* live in #Failifornia, instead of escaping...


Posted by: redc1c4 at July 18, 2016 05:54 AM (cqiFV)

332 Not the humidity. I can handle that. Thrive in it even. The constant dark and stormy skies are another story.

A depressing one. Sunshine please.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 18, 2016 05:58 AM (WVsWD)

333 Dump up

Posted by: teej at July 18, 2016 06:09 AM (DEtB+)

334 Damn sittin' here waiting on 6 ans dozed off.



Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, July 18, 2016. On this day in 1969 a drunken Ted Kennedy about to go boff his latest squeeze ran his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and left the car in the water. Mary Jo Kappechne was later pulled from the car where they found evidence that she had been still alive and was trying to claw her way out. Good old Teddy had left the scene somehow thinking he could avoid the mess. If he had been treated like anybody else he would have been prosecuted for felony DUI and sent up the river.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

335 For those who missed this on the news yesterday afternoon, 6 officers shot, three killed in Baton Rouge. I blame Obama, the MFM, and Holder.


http://tinyurl.com/hvyj7qe

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:16 AM (mpXpK)

336 Shooter was a racist converted muzzie who wanted to kill white "cracker" cops. But here is the rub; one of the cops he killed was black.


http://tinyurl.com/gp9v4xu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:16 AM (mpXpK)

337 And that black cop had once saved a little black girl's life pulling her from a burning building.


http://tinyurl.com/ha9972t

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:16 AM (mpXpK)

338 And AP does its normal Obama ass kissing when he makes an absolutely hypocritical statement about the shooting:


Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation's heated presidential campaign.


Obama said the motive behind Sunday's killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, including the police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge and the killing of five officers in Dallas.




This is from the biggest "inflamer" in the country and the motive is obvious to even the most stupid drooling idiot. So Obama is either more stupid than a drooling idiot or he is a liar, but most likely both.


http://tinyurl.com/jmao4em

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

339 Fox news delivers a thinly veiled hit piece on Trump disguised as news about the upcoming Republican convention.


http://tinyurl.com/hupxdcz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:17 AM (mpXpK)

340 He had a ringside seat for the entire, bloody rise of ISIS, and by his own count killed dozens of innocent men, women and children. Now facing likely execution, Thahir Sahab Jamel disavows the black-clad Islamist army, but his Kurdish jailers say they've heard it all before.


Question is; why is he still wasting air?


http://tinyurl.com/z9g75fd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

341 Erdogan of Turkey says he will reinstate the death penalty for the failed coup people. Turkey had dropped the death penalty while trying to join the EU.


http://tinyurl.com/j4yk6lc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

342 Chick-fil-A releases a new breakfast menu item:


No other major fast-food chain that we know of offers grilled chicken on its morning menu.


I like Chick-fil-A but Bojangles has the Cajun Chicken Biscuit and has had it for a long time. And it is good, especially if you take it home and doctor it up with Texas Pete.


http://tinyurl.com/jjfa9ay

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

343 At least he is a consistent crook; Al "the fake reverend" Sharpton takes sides, weighs in on support of the terrorist group; Black Lives Matter.


http://tinyurl.com/hrhfdm4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

344 The communist front group ACLU says it will conduct a running battle with Trump over his unconstitutional policies if he is elected. I am not a Trump man, but I have not heard a single thing from Trump that is unconstitutional, and Obama has done nothing but wipe his ass with the constitution since he was elected and the ACLU hasn't said shit.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a 28-page report Friday arguing most of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's governing agenda is unconstitutional, and promises to keep a running tally of all Trump's policy goals that run afoul of the Constitution.


Like Obama, the ACLU doesn't give a flying **** about the Constitution.


http://tinyurl.com/hy3gbap

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

345 Are there really that many people needing to escape from a "grim existence"? Who are these people? Will they really be helped by escaping? Won't they just atrophy and die?

Posted by: Neo at July 18, 2016 06:20 AM (SPxQP)

346 RNCe shill Krystol demonstrates why Trump killed everybody in the primaries and he is an idiot.


http://tinyurl.com/zrsrzdg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

347 ABC poll; 72% think Scankles is too willing to "bend" the rules. Bend the rules??? She is a criminal felon who is protected by being a far left Democrat in a Democrat administration. She doesn't even acknowledge that rules exist for Democrats. And she is right on that score.


http://tinyurl.com/hvwzrnv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:20 AM (mpXpK)

348 Ramirez - no update


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:21 AM (mpXpK)

349 Thanks, Vic. Glad I found the channel you were broadcasting on this morning.

Posted by: creeper at July 18, 2016 06:22 AM (FiNj9)

350 Looks like everybody else is napping too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 06:35 AM (mpXpK)

351 The problem with good homemade jerky is that it takes time and planning.

or unemployed redneck relatives with time on their hands who owe you big time. Also, buy them a big pack of deer ham spices for Xmas -- you'll get a nice present in a few months.

Posted by: Jean at July 18, 2016 06:35 AM (Doh4+)

352 dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 18, 2016 07:17 AM (mpXpK)

353 thanks for the news Vic

Posted by: wing at July 18, 2016 07:21 AM (Ohl7S)

354 Just checking in late once again out here on the Leftist Coast to remind you that your reporting does have a shelf life, and thanks again Vic. A big part of my morning news cycle.

Posted by: Kate58 at July 18, 2016 10:02 AM (oLZsm)

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