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|20160727 12:52||3dc||SpaceX spending 300 Million of their own dollars for the RedDragon Mars mission. http://spacenews.com/spacex-spending-about-300-million-on-red-dragon-mission/|
|20160727 06:07||Shipman||Nice OS heh.|
|20160727 00:34||Skidmark||Dale's change.org AC petition|
OSes friend's reasons
|20160726 20:28||OldSpook||Friend of mine sent me this link, at first glance, I thought she had lost her mind. |
And be sure to click on the link there at the bottom of the page - that's where the substance is.
|20160726 14:57||swksvolFF||Thank you TW;|
Then, at the earliest, I would think.
|20160726 14:50||Visitor ***SPAM?***||Vilifying the Russians for a possible DNC hack, AND the 'theft' of hilarity's emails induces a transference of guilt to 'the bogey man' of our childhood.|
The actual matter of the email contents and its reflection on the character of those messaging is diluted or completely occluded, "because the Russians did it".
The import of the release has little bearing on the message and its senders.
|20160726 12:52||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Wretchard: |
"On the eve of Hillary's coronation her courtiers are suddenly waking up to the fact that she cannot protect them. The shock may be intentional. If Putin was indeed behind the hacking he is only doing what underdogs through history have done to even the odds. Unable to match the foe in weight, he went for the king, or in this case the queen. Recall how in ancient Gaugamela, the outnumbered Alexander staked everything on a thrust at Darius.
"Darius fled in fear. When the mass of the Persian army saw this, they scattered in dismay. By demonstrating the impotence of Darius, Alexander broke the Persian monarch's aura and with it his majesty. Alexander knew that for a king to rule he must be regarded as more than mortal by the masses. Once the king is humiliated and put to flight he becomes psychologically no better than his subjects and the greater part of his power vanishes.
"By striking at Hillary's aura the Russian may be attempting the same thing. Democratic voters looked up to her to protect and defend the nation because that's what presidents do. By hacking Hillary and humiliating her Putin has sent the message that she cannot even defend herself -- and what's the use of a president who can't defend herself? This is why the Taliban target the chiefs of police and the district headmen to show the populace that their leaders are vulnerable and that no protection can be expected from them. The same threat logic is being applied by Putin.
"Amazingly the DNC has compounded the blow by turning it into a talking point, acting as if Hillary were a child needing sympathy because her lollipop has been stolen by a bully, rather than as a competent person in firmly command. In so doing they're actually admitting that Hillary cannot hold her own with the hard men of Putin's caliber.
|20160726 08:48||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Don't forget, there's a petition to ban air conditioning from state department properties.|
|20160726 00:29||Skidmark||Great texture in the Mars video. Apparently there is no surface dust.|
I am a fan of getting the expended stages to Mars as well. The big fuel has already been consumed to get the payload on it's way. I imagine smaller, slower engines could be used to set them in a Earth-Moon or Sun-Mars Lagrange points for later harvest.
|20160726 00:03||trailing wife||Future TWIBs noted. If you could wait until after August 14th I would be truly grateful, swksvolFF. |
The Japanese knifer wanted to rid the world of handicapped people, OldSpook, so the story is on page 3. And yes, prayers for the Kurds.
As long as you don't start flaming those you disagree with, we'll be ok. But everyone is nerve ends, as happens every presidential election, and I'd rather people not be driven away over this, as has happened every presidential election. Most everybody is choosing the lesser of the evils on offer, so please keep that in mind.
Glad you had so much fun with the other guy's fish, Shipman. You do have a wonderful capacity for enjoyment that's a pleasure to see.
|20160725 23:55||Thing From Snowy Mountain||OS: I could say something about belief systems that believe that if you're getting fucked over by other people or even by nature itself you must have done something to deserve it... BUT...|
|20160725 21:45||badanov||I play Arma 3 for the realism:|
|20160725 20:16||badanov||In the queue for tomorrow, OS.|
|20160725 19:22||OldSpook||London Calling... This just came over the Beeb|
Japan Sagamihara knife attack: At least 19 dead, reports say
At least 19 people have been killed in a knife attack at a residential care centre for the disabled in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.
The attack happened in the early hours of Tuesday. Another 45 people were reportedly injured, 18 seriously.
Local police have arrested a male suspect after he turned himself in.
The man is said to be aged 26, and is a former employee at the the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility, 40km (25 miles) south-west of Tokyo.
He reportedly went into a police station and said "I did it". No motive has been established yet.
The world has gone mad.
Someone who has time and a better connect pleas post to front page if nobody has beat me to it.
|20160725 16:09||Alaska Paul||You are right, badanov. Wrechard is on fire. There is so much material out there. The dems and everyone else are going batsh*t crazy.|
|20160725 15:04||Alaska Paul||So, in the spirit of the times, 3dc sent me this video. One hell of a fusion between video and the song, enjoy? Well, at least marvel.......|
|20160725 12:08||badanov||Wretchard is on fire on Facebook!|
|20160725 10:35||Shipman||all too soon it is time to relocate from Cedar Key to TLH. It was glorious, watched a guy almost land a Tarpon from the shore. In spite of all my helpful body English the alpha fish threw the hook. Fisher d00d didn't care much, he was cranked! You see that SOB jump? I allowed as I did and thought it remarkable, he replayed it in his mind about 5 times and each time it grew more epic. :) Odd how people meet. :)|
|20160725 10:34||swksvolFF||Just passing through saying I have not forgot TWIB; creek is still knee deep but seems to be receding.|
|20160725 09:15||Thing From Snowy Mountain||And we all know how important money is, just ask nominee Jeb|
|20160724 23:09||Dale||My German contact posted this tonight. The festival seems to have had an explosion. http://www.rosenheim24.de/deutschland/explosion-ansbacher-gaststaette-mindestens-toter-6605971.html Sorry no time to translate.|
|20160724 14:45||Frank G||at least he'll have Bill Kristol, heh|
|20160724 09:00||badanov||From the Conservative Treehouse: Billionaire Robert Mercer just crushed any future hope for Ted Cruzâs career (though we did think that might possibly happen). The use of âregrettable and revealingâ, is a very key component of the statement.|
Such a loud and visible atomic sledgehammer approach also means the similarly minded financial backers, like the Wilks Brothers, will find difficulty not follow suit and turn their backs on Cruz.
Left-wing political billionaires and right-wing political billionaires all travel in the same circles. Remember the exclusive Sea Island, Georgia billionaire meeting to âstop Trumpâ?
The potential ripple effect of this Mercer move becomes exponential.
Hereâs where it gets even more interesting. Mercer taking such an aggressive position also thwacks the financial teams behind all the pro-Cruz, anti-Trump web sites.
If that ripple builds, and thereâs no reason to think it wonât, Erick Erickson (Resurgent), Ben Shapiro (Daily Wire), NRO, the entire Salem Media Network (Human Event, Hot Air, Twitchy, Red State), and all the affiliated punditry (Hugh Hewitt, Jonah Goldberg) could be left high-and-dry.
The entire media Cruz Crew watching their career$ flu$hed down the toilet.
And as I have commented elsewhere, for them, there's always Malaysia:
|20160724 07:15||Shipman||To steal a bit from the FarSide|
Non Fiction: 100,000 volumes of Math Word Problems
Fiction: 100,000 Hillary autobiographies
|20160724 02:50||trailing wife||Goodness. We've never had Hillary spam before.|
|20160724 00:33||badanov||The Hamina class appears to be, sans the SSMs, a sub chaser.|
|20160724 00:31||badanov||Well, while everyone is licking their wounds, sharpening their swords or loading their magazines, I am pleased to announce the Chernarusian Navy has added a new frigate class and an operations ship.|
Coming very soon will be a brand spanking new fast patrol craft based on the Finnish Hamina class, due out in just a few months.
No, I did not make any of these, and yes I am supporting in Patreon one modder, a Colombian active duty military personnel, who is working on the missile boat.
|20160723 23:30||Pappy||Its a very ugly form of populism and nationalism driven by fear and spite|
There's a few other 'drives' as well. Aryanism, for one.
Because they are not looking at the damage they are causing, who they are hurting on their way, and are not thinking about what comes after.
I think they're quite aware of the damage they're causing, and they have a clear view of what they want to come afterwards. It just doesn't involve anyone else outside of them.
The alt-right; because the Russians eschewed Hugo Boss.
|20160723 23:27||OldSpook||See y'all stateside next week. Actually hotter in Nashville (34) than here (32), go figure.|
And say a prayer for the Kurds, they need it far worse than we do.
|20160723 23:24||OldSpook||So I'm a target to these people. |
That's where I am now. A target. And you know what? After thinking about it, I will just have to bear up and stand my ground. I've done it before as a soldier, and as a citizen, and as a contractor. But this is new.
For the first time I will be standing against many people I thought were on the same side as me.
So be it. Here I stand. I know this is Fred's house, but I will call you out on things if you are egregiously wrong.
As for my political support, I will support those who support my principles. Slim pickings these days at a national level.
As for my vote, I will be voting my conscience, as should everyone.
|20160723 23:10||OldSpook||Some of them (Dale, talking to you) are hearing the conspiracy mongering from Trump with stuff like "theres something going on", just like from Alex Jones, Inforwars, Birchers and others - its all "them", a conspiracy. This lets them cast the blame for crappy outcomes on someone else, on whom they can then vent rage, vengeance and payback for all the ills and slights they have suffered whether justified or not. The left and the GOP in the beltway had done enough to cause this backlash by favoring one group over another. And this is the result - even more division.|
Take a look: What happens when you call them out on it, call out the irrationality they are showing, call out the authoritarianism to which they are bowing and unquestioningly backing? Call attention to this "force of will" bullcrap that they cite instead of actual plans and policies?
What happens when you point out the lack of any real substance? And heaven help you if you point out how this facades is masked by fingerpointing, fear mongering, flat-out-lies, blustery speeches, and other psychological manipulations and propaganda techniques being used by Trump?
It results in denial that manifests as rage and vengeance directed anyone that dares question their belief or introduce them to anything that might cause them to actually realize how harmfully irrational and emotional they are being.
So if you speak up, *YOU* become part of that "other" and immediately they start in with stupid things like "You back Obama because you don't enthusiastically back Trump" "You must love Hillary because you criticize Trump", and are called "Traitor" (yes me), and other things ("Jew" is the most amusing one I've seen on Twitter because I tweeted and forgot to hide my location once).
Its a very ugly form of populism and nationalism driven by fear and spite, both of which Trump continues to whip up regularly because his election depends on the mob remaining in a blind frenzy.
Never mind things like facts. Or principles, morals and reasoning. If you are blocking spite, their path to expressing and obtaining their vengeance, you will become part of their target. Its an angry mob and like most mobs its relatively mindless, driven by raw emotion, not thinking.
Thing I think matter a lot more than any politician or payback?
Life. Liberty. Faith and Freedom. Individualism not collectivism. Responsibility not blame shifting. Constitutionalism not progressivism. Small government. Competitive Capitalism not Cronyism and State-run banks and mercantilism. Opposing moral and cultural relativism.
My values and principles seem not to matter to these folks. Not as much as getting having a Strong Man who will promise payback on the nebulous "them", those whom they perceive as having done them wrong whether correct or incorrect. Facts be damned, they're mad and someone is going to pay this time.
Spite word I was looking for all this time. Because they are not looking at the damage they are causing, who they are hurting on their way, and are not thinking about what comes after.
Its sad that it has come to this.
|20160723 23:07||Pappy||Some Saturday Night Lit. It seems... appropriate.|
|20160723 22:45||OldSpook||Thing, I thing you are picking a fight with me and don't realize I'm one of the ones that was angry about this months ago. Take a pill. Or a drink. This would-be new emperor has no more clothes than the current one.|
As for the Turmp supporters, I think I figured it out about some of them. The Beltway Boys Brokers and Bankers have decided they will bow down to anything that will reward them with continued access to control and power of an even larger government. That's pretty much as expected. What's unexpected is the rage with which loudest Trumpers respond. I think I placed it: they are angry, they want payback and are so spiteful they don't care what they break or who they hurt.
|20160723 13:19||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Vote for the fucking shitty bastard, it's important. (SPIT)|
|20160723 10:17||Thing From Snowy Mountain||It's only in 1946, after the Soviet Union's future became assured thanks to an unending stream of industrial gear that came out of Detroit, that America's problems became an insurmountable barrier to fighting the big surviving plantation.|
|20160723 10:13||Thing From Snowy Mountain||I wish people had made the argument about America's lack of moral authority and the ills of democracy back in 1941 and 1942.|
|20160723 04:18||newc||Thing, nothing goes anywhere unless 2/3 States agree. It's a simple list.|
Look at it, seriously. This is no free for all at all.
|20160723 04:15||newc||That was Lenin and Stalins' problem. Idiot Marx and Engles never gave them the plan of when government would go away and was not everything under the sun. Freaking Pagans.|
|20160723 01:25||Alaska Paul||From Wretchard:|
In the end people just go and shoot without the niceties for the convenience. By and by we will miss civilization, which is what holds barbarism and our worse natures in check. The entire apparatus of civilization is geared towards moderating raw passions it must control. The purpose of churches, custom, culture, manners and law is to restrain the Beast, because the Beast needs restraining. Unfortunately we are at a juncture where restraint may have just left town. Not only have we, in our misguided wisdom, dismantled morality, civility and even law, but on both sides of the aisle the watchword is: power by any means necessary.
The walls are down and the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties have led the way in smashing them. They want the walls down and neither side will stop until they've had what Sherman called a bellyful. What could go wrong? It's easy to dismantle the Constitution, but what do we do for an encore?
|20160722 21:34||Thing From Snowy Mountain||newc: You'd have to have worked for a former state legislator to realize how much that idea scares me.|
|20160722 20:29||badanov||Maintenance nightmares|
|20160722 19:12||SteveS||Something for For Sale section of This Week in Guns? Via Vanderleun's place: |
T-34 For Sale
|20160722 13:56||Shipman||Way off topic: Where's tu?|
|20160722 09:14||3dc||I have said it many times before... rather than elections of people who want the job we would be much better served by elections from random pools of people who don't want the job. Oh and just maybe make parties illegal while at it. |
In the meantime... at least infrastructure and jobs will be visited by the real estate mogul.