|20141219 23:41||3dc||from a nice article - "the funding to achieve that goal has been placed on a low calorie diet when compared to some of NASA’s more obese flagship projects, such as SLS, Orion and even the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)."|
|20141219 22:57||Pappy||True. |
I figure the GOP will ram that meme down potential Repub-candidate voters' throats this time around. Plus ignore that part of the electorate that is unhappy with the GOP's choice.
|20141219 22:26||Glenmore in east Texas ***SPAM?***||Pappy, I figured 2012 was your 'Vote for the squish, it's important' election but too many did not agree with me.|
|20141219 20:10||Pappy||Glenmore, who's to say 2016 won't be Lousyanna politics writ large?|
|20141219 18:23||swksvolFF||@iotw Australian Senator notes that perhaps Master Bateman might be wrong about firearms in restaurants.|
|20141219 16:28||Thing From Snowy Mountain||They've been talking about how the Totalitarians are morally superior to the Rednecks for something like sixty years now. The Guardians of Peace is the karma they've earned.|
|20141219 16:09||Shipman||Yep, 49 Pan, laughable, of course they can still tell us how to live. They are shameless and without honor.|
|20141219 13:40||49 Pan||The Hollywood liberal elite love to go after the right. Now when some tin cup dictator threatened them they fold and surrender. They are cowards and indicative of Hollywood and the leaders they helped elect.|
|20141219 11:18||Shipman||There's nothing like Louisiana politics. According to my y00t it's at the Parrish level things really get lively.|
|20141219 10:41||Glenmore||Pappy, the election theme was 'Elect the CROOK, it's important,' Edwins Edwards instead of David Duke for Louisiana governor. I voted for the crook. It was important.|
|20141218 23:15||Pappy||"Elect the squish - it's important"?|
|20141218 21:11||Dale||I just don't see any spark. Major disconnect between leadership of both parties funded by the wealthy donor elites. The wealthy donor elites are as old as the leadership. We have had two wave elections and they cling to the same old ideas. Democrats have no new young bloods. Republicans however do. The old guard will soon be gone. My hope is they are elbowed out of power. Look at their pictures. Like Hillary they are ancient.|
|20141218 14:07||Deacon Blues||We don't need another Bush and we don't need another Clinton.|
|20141218 13:13||3dc||Bush family should exit stage left while still winners.|
Too many self declared royalty in this republic.
|20141218 09:02||Shipman||Except Dale perhaps for Hispanic Youth. I have watched him at Cinco de Mayo 2 times, he works the crowd very well going from English to Castilian Spanish to Tex-Mex Spanglish without a trip. His wife hates campaigning tho, his son loves it.|
Still I see him has Fred Thompson, best candidate who will never win. I wish he would spend his efforts against Spaceman Bill Nelson, but no.
|20141218 08:04||Dale||Jeb Bush is Jurassic part revisited. He has absolutely no appeal with the youth of voting age in this country. Doomed , Doomed I tell ya.|
|20141217 19:22||3dc||Earlier in the day they turned off the transponders showing where their barge and tug were. Wonder if there is some threat?|
|20141217 19:21||3dc||Something went wrong with SpaceX's static fire test today. They are not talking except to say they are not going to ISS until next year.|
|20141217 16:54||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Thing, what did you expect from commie jihadist CINC?|
Suddenly I'm thinking, if he were a mutant too we could actually be getting somewhere...
|20141217 16:21||Shipman||Will do CondorMan|
|20141217 15:45||3dc||And Shipman - read the book I emailed you about. It's a good read for your territory.|
|20141217 15:43||3dc||Thing, what did you expect from commie jihadist CINC?|
|20141217 15:35||3dc||Shipman - since Murder Inc and the hop head aviator are gone that leaves the CIA as the owner of record for those banned C-word thingys. Now that is interesting.|
|20141217 15:13||Shipman||This Cuban deal is really gonna stir the shit between Rubio and Jeb Bush aka this years|
'S Fred Thompson :(
|20141217 14:41||Shipman||The breakfast smoke available again. You watch the gray market spring up on these babies|
|20141217 14:39||Thing From Snowy Mountain||But a black police sergeant is gonna supervice the choking death of a fat black man for selling cigarettes without paying the tax and we're all gonna be called racists afterwards. But Cuban Cigars... OK?|
Fuck the World, I wanna get off.
|20141217 11:35||Shipman||Now Walter that's a very interesting question. I gotta guess the older one, which I would guess is the Cuban distillery. This is an important as it calls into question which one to use to make the Cuba Libre aka the Mentirita - or fib, an important breakfast drink.|
|20141217 11:28||3dc||Havana's (c-word) are worse. Legally they should be Resorts Int which at the time of separation was a third Meyer Lansky, a third Howard H and a third CIA. |
|20141217 11:19||3dc||Shipman - then which Bacardi becomes the real rum? The current family's product or the cuban state industrial product?|
|20141217 11:01||Deacon Blues||Old Russian joke. You should have all your money in rubles — because no one will expect to find money in a sack of rubles.|
|20141217 10:48||49 Pan||Here we go! Another controlled media event. Obama is really going at it, now Cuba? I have mixed thoughts on Cuba. They are a tool for the soviets, and a proxy for the soviets across South America. Castro is about to die, there will be revolution after he does. If America has relations we have a chance to influence that. I would call it a good move if it was led by anyone other than comrade Obama.|
|20141217 10:38||Shipman||Hot damn Cuban cigars to be allowed.|
This is gonna cause a hell of a blog fight. I will be on the wrong side Iso I might be peckish. Absolutely nothing personal tho.
|20141217 09:50||Deacon Blues||From the CIA. Take the example of Ammar al-Baluchi. In the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” the torture of al-Baluchi is depicted as revealing the key piece of intelligence identifying Osama bin Laden’s courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. In 2011, the CIA was able to find and kill bin Laden because it had tracked the movements of al-Kuwaiti.|
The CIA’s rebuttal to the Senate report says al-Baluchi gave up much more specific information on al-Kuwaiti after he went through the agency’s harsh interrogations. The Senate report, however, says al-Baluchi gave up al-Kuwaiti first to the Pakistanis.
|20141216 21:23||3dc||Tug with SpaceX landing barge: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-81.5832/centery:30.40972/zoom:8/mmsi:367564890/shipid:450521|
|20141216 15:16||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Imagine the opportunities $200M would offer if it were used for relocation expenses and home loan guarantees to get people above sea level. |
There are six refineries in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. 200 million probably wouldn't cover the permitting costs for _moving_ one of them to higher ground. And it's very very hard to build new ones.
|20141216 12:15||Shipman||Condor d00d your mentioning road plan in the context of New Orleans is hilarious. The plan is to get a piece of the action. :)|
|20141216 12:13||Shipman||OS I haven't heard from in awhile Last I know he was still un or underemployed and living in Austin. He disappeared after Air America went under. Spent serious time there with him trolling. I still get an email from him at odd intervals, usually because some malware is rifling thru his contact list.|
|20141216 10:42||Grunter||Port Atchafalaya- America's next boom town.|
|20141216 09:43||3dc||Also won't armored levees hinder the regrowth of delta land?|
|20141216 09:42||3dc||How about just redoing the zoning and road plan of the 9th ward and tearing down the moldy bad structures to make a massive park.|
|20141216 09:14||Skidmark||Armoring Levees:|
Bis Services LLC, * Kenner, Louisiana (W912P8-15-D-0001); Circle LLC,* Bell Chase Louisiana (W912P8-15-D-0002); and Shavers-Whittle Construction LLC,* Mandeville, Louisiana (W912P8-15-D-0003), were awarded a $200,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract for armoring levees in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana, area with an estimated completion date of Dec. 15, 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with 10 received. Funding will be determined with each order. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana, is the contracting activity.
Imagine the opportunities $200M would offer if it were used for relocation expenses and home loan guarantees to get people above sea level.
|20141216 09:00||3dc||OS - you really must read the online serial novel "life as a new hire".|
Esp. Chapt 34 page 4
Because the world didn't need any more ominous rumblings, catastrophe and madness collided in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea was an energy exporter, with most of its power coming from coal-fired plants and hydro-electric facilities. The problem was you can't run armored vehicles and combat aircraft on electric power. You needed oil.
North Korea's oil came from China - Liaoning province to be precise, and Liaoning was getting hammered around the clock by the Khanate. The oil pipeline had ruptured and it would be months before it was fixed. In that situation, a sane nation would have shopped around for other avenue of imported oil. But we were talking about North Korea here.
Kim Jung-un was looking down the barrels of another famine (trucks and tractors need petrol too) as well as the far more important reduction in the Korean People's Army's readiness. He saw himself possessing the World's 4th largest military and it was in danger of running out of fuel...and Liaoning province was sitting right across the Yalu River...all helpless-like.
|20141216 08:46||Deacon Blues||Today is Wassily Kandinsky's birthday.|
|20141215 17:32||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I don't know if Ship's in contact with Mucky. I suspect he's still at a secure undisclosed location somewhere inaowe[ru80912u34-uy298342qoi4NO CARRIER|
|20141215 16:18||OldSpook||3dc - Strategy is the more reliable of the two.|
|20141215 16:17||OldSpook||What ever happened to Mucky?|
|20141215 14:29||Deacon Blues||I just found out that Iron Eyes Cody was in fact Italian.|
|20141215 12:43||Deacon Blues||I see the Chemtrail idjits are out again. An elderly friend of mine (invalid in a wheelchair) refuses to believe anything I send him about chemtrails being a conspiracy theory and entirely false.|
|20141215 00:43||badanov||As I recounted in Sunday's news report, the Ukrainians tried to move artillery back into their bridgehead at Schastye, only to have some of their artillery destroyed by rebel attacks, by SPG recoilless rifle fire.|
|20141215 00:40||badanov||Things are relatively quiet throughout Lugansk and Donetsk. Most of the artillery firing has stopped, but a number of small arms skirmishes have taken place, SOP for both militaries as both sides send out patrols and deep recon.|
The ceasefire appears it will hold for at least three days unless the Ukrainian decide not to withdraw their artillery in which case we start all over.
|20141215 00:14||trailing wife||I think you covered it, Snowy Thing.|